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    Hi.
    What are unlikely places
    ", ....with the king ablo to leap to all sorts of unlikly places."
    (from a chess book by GM Seirawan)

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    Lightbulb Re: unlikely

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    I think it means "the unexpected places".

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    Re: unlikely

    That's a very odd sentence.

    As you know, the king is able to move only one square at a time.

    He is unable to leap anywhere.

    (EDIT: This is a chess question if anybody's puzzled.)

    Rover

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    Re: unlikely

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    That's a very odd sentence.

    As you know, the king is able to move only one square at a time.

    He is unable to leap anywhere.

    (EDIT: This is a chess question if anybody's puzzled.)

    Rover
    Except in castling - but even then, the King moves two spaces, and it's the rook that then leaps. And there are only two possible places the King can move to when castling.

    I'd like to see the full sentence, and context which explains these leaping Kings.

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    Re: unlikely

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Except in castling - but even then, the King moves two spaces, and it's the rook that then leaps. And there are only two possible places the King can move to when castling.

    I'd like to see the full sentence, and context which explains these leaping Kings.
    "The 13th century castling was quite an advanture, with the king ablo to leap to all sorts of unlikly places."

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    Re: unlikely

    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    "The 13th century castling was quite an advanture, with the king ablo to leap to all sorts of unlikly places."
    <Sigh> Thanks.

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    Re: unlikely

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    <Sigh> Thanks.
    So What does it mean?

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    Re: unlikely

    You'd better ask a 13th century chess player.

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    Re: unlikely

    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    "The 13th century castling was quite an advanture, with the king ablo to leap to all sorts of unlikly places."
    Can you appreciate that this full sentence would have been better quoted in your first post?

    Note the correct spelling of adventure, able and unlikely.

    You need to consult a history of chess.

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    #10

    Re: unlikely

    As used in your example, the word unlikely means: improbable.

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