A smile of recognition

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From: Play chess with the Boatman


At least you hope it's recognition. It could be anticipation. Either way, he sets up the board.

Game Instructions: Careful! Losing to the Boatman may make matters much worse.

Unlocked with The Boatman's Opponent 5 to 8


Challenge information

Broad, Watchful 30

  • 21 - very chancy (42%)
  • 26 - chancy (52%)
  • 31 - modest (62%)
  • 36 - very modest (72%)
  • 41 - low-risk (82%)
  • 46 - straightforward (92%)
  • 50 - straightforward (100%)

Success

A hard-won fight

He's good. You're better. Or he's playing a deeper game still.


Failure

A cunning snare

Have you played too many games against the Boatman? Has he learnt to anticipate your feints and assaults? Or is he just a d--nably clever player?