I am a spy for the CIA. Since I am in a hostile territory, my next mission was given to me in a very coded manner.
Today, while playing chess in the local park a briefcase landed on my head. Feeling that it fell from the tree that was above me, I looked up, expecting to see someone there but mysteriously, no one was there.
Since my chess game was ruined by the case falling onto the chessboard, I shook hands with my opponent and walked away with the briefcase.
After I was in my apartment, I took a look at the many documents inside the briefcase.
There was this newspaper advertisement:
Here Is Fun Every Night!
To be for Queen/One in for Rook in
Six Rooks one/Six Rooks one
Three Knights, three Pawns/There Bishops for
Seven pawns/For knights, one are king
Space bishop/Space dash
Space dash/Sometimes darkness wins over space light And you should never forget WK A8, as I did (The 4th wall simply shatters...)
So come to our poetry club. It’ll be fun every knight for you!
After that was an odd cassette tape that played the following sounds, in ten steps:
1.Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop, Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop
2.Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop, Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop
3.Drip Drop Drip Drop, Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop
4.Drip Drop Drip Drop, Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop
5.Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop, Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop
6.Drip Drop Drip Drop, Drip Drop
7.Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop, Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop
8.Drip Drop, Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop
9.Drip Drop Drip Drop, Drip Drop
10.Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop, Drip Drop Drip Drop Drip Drop
There was this short poem:
Never trust a gift.
For it has an even deadlier gift.
Never trust Siberian men as well.
For they have cold, frozen hearts.
The (W)elsh don’t quite have the name, and they must be switched
Not even L.L. Zamenhof, a man of understanding, could.
Everyone has a deadly present for one another.
Tharapita brings us thunder.
Tim Krabbe brings us dangerous games.
To Albania we shall find the most deadly gift of all!
Finally, there was a paper with chess notations:
Black Goes First
- ? Bf3
- f3 g5
- g5 c5
- e4 e4
- g8 h3
Using this information, tell me who I am going after, what I will do, where, and with what.
NOTE TO SELF: The number 10 seems to be a pattern here...
P.S.-This a very layered puzzle, and it is not nessacarily in order or all about chess. But that’s why it’s a called a puzzle,after all! Mwuhahahahaha!
Solved by Gareth McCaughan
Solved by Gareth McCaughan
Getting there by Gareth McCaughan
Part 2 applied by Gareth McCaughan
I’m just going to add some hints here.
“Why are they moving their hands so much?” asked the guard. “I really hate the racket!”
It’s all about where each line takes you. Different cultures have different languages.
Apply to Part 2, and then to Part 3. Then comes the time where we have fun every night!
Where And How:
Look at the final position
This is already givem
Spelled out by the game
It's time for another round hints after what feels like forever!
Where And How
Retract a move and give a check with a tower. What do see?