[Retros] Raymond Smullyan

Alexander George ageorge at amherst.edu
Tue Feb 7 08:55:25 EST 2017

Typical Ray: https://i.imgur.com/W9cVm.jpg

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From: Retros <retros-bounces at janko.at> on behalf of Bernd Gräfrath <retromode at web.de>
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Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 4:38 AM
To: Retrograde List <retros at janko.at>
Subject: Re: [Retros] Raymond Smullyan

Retrograde analyis is also mentioned in Smullyan's book "Some Interesting Memories: A Paradoxical Life".
Remembering him, I will now listen to him at


Sad news indeed!


Gesendet: Dienstag, 07. Februar 2017 um 04:52 Uhr
Von: "Alexander George" <ageorge at amherst.edu>
An: "The Retrograde Analysis Mailing List" <retros at janko.at>
Betreff: Re: [Retros] Raymond Smullyan
Oh dear – we invited him to Amherst College about 15 years ago to give a couple of talks.  (A strange event.)


His other retro book was The Chess Mysteries of the Arabian Knights.

Thanks for passing that info on – sad as it is.


Alexander George

From: Retros [mailto:retros-bounces at janko.at] On Behalf Of andrew buchanan
Sent: Monday, February 6, 2017 10:41 PM
To: The Retrograde Analysis Mailing List <retros at janko.at>
Subject: [Retros] Raymond Smullyan

Dear retro friends,

I have received second-hand information that the logician and musician Raymond Smullyan passed away peacefully last night after a stroke.

Amongst many other books of logic puzzles, he was the author of the very well-written "Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes", which remains the most common way for most chess players to have encountered chess retrograde analysis.

All the best,
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