British Go Journal No. 62. July 1984. Page 27.
The problem to this solution is at the end of the page 8 article, on page 11.
Solution 1 |
Book fans who have seen the advance copies of Nakayamas The Treasure Chest Enigma (reviewed elsewhere in this issue) will recognise this beautiful problem.
It first appeared on a St. Valentines Day, and it took the composer a week to complete (normally a ladder problem takes him between a quarter of an hour and an hour). Incidentally, the fewer stones at the start of a ladder problem the more elegant it is considered. A masterpiece.
(Incidentally, readers might like to try their hand at composing their own ladder problems.