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Alexander Pichushkin killed more people than some of the world's worst killers combined.
As with most games that have a long history, chess has been associated with a number of anecdotes, and some relate to games that have resulted in the death of one of the players involved. The reliability of many of these anecdotes is suspect, but some appear to be based on fact. Rice and chessboard problem This is one variation of a famous, and likely apocryphal, story of the origin of chess: The King of Hind commissioned a peasant or minister to create a strategy game. Pleased with the result, the king asked the inventor to name his price. The inventor gave the king a choice, his own weight in gold, or, the king could put one grain of rice on the first square of the board, two on the second, 4 on the third, and keep on doubling the number of grains for every one of the 64 squares.
The king hastily chose the second option. Somewhere around square 32, he came to a realization that there was not enough rice in the kingdom. Upon realizing that he could not possibly pay the debt, the king chose to kill the inventor. The first half of the chessboard would have represented some tonnes of rice, while the second half would have required 1.
Earl Ulf King Canute c. By one account, the king made an illegal move that angered Earl Ulf, who knocked over the board and stormed off, after which the king sent someone to kill him. Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice.
The Chessboard Killer
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Pichushkin also used the chessboard to keep stoppers from bottles of vodka he offered his victims. See also: Arrest of Alexander Pichushkin in June Not registered yet? In this DVD the author answers how to realize an advantage, considering both the psychological aspects of the realisation of an advantage and the technical methods.
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The chessboard killer of Moscow. I like it! He was arrested last year at a count of 49 to 63 depending on different sources and went to pre-trial hearings yesterday.
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