Weirdest Chess Problem for Lateral Thinkers
Which chess piece can checkmate (or discover mate) in one "half" of a move? (Two answers are possible.)
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ANSWER: The knight. The knight follows a path along an imaginary hypotenuse of a right triangle, whose mid-point is situated inside an adjacent square. If that adjacent square results in checkmate (or discover mate), then the problem is solved.
"ALTERNATE" ANSWER: The knight. The knight can "hop" over other pieces, in 3-dimensional space, during its movement. Thus it could unblock another piece on the board before it lands, in order to cause a "discover" mate.
NOTE: It seems clear that no other chess piece can make a "hypothetical" half-move, without landing on an edge or corner of an adjacent square.
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