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I have been looking at caches in the area that have been temporarily disabled for a while now and it looks like your cache has been under the weather for some time. While I feel that should hold the location for you and block other cachers from entering the area around this cache for a reasonable amount of time I don’t think we can do so any longer. Therefore, I have archived this cache. If you haven’t done so already, please pick up any remaining cache bits as soon as possible.

When repairs to this cache are completed and it is time to have it reposted, it will be no problem. Just drop me a note and let me know the GC waypoint number of the cache or better yet, the URL of the cache page. You will still be able to access your cache page just as before by going to your “My Cache Page” and clicking the link of your cache.

I will be more than happy to take a look at your cache again to see if it is still is within the guidelines of the website for cache placement and posting.

I want to thank you for the time that you have taken to contribute to geocaching in the past and am looking forward to seeing your cache up and running in the future.

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Mate in One – Zugzwang

A cache by Team Perrito Blanco Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/09/2006
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is one in a series of 5. This cache and 3 others (Mate in One - Fianchetto, Mate in One - J'Adoube, Mate in One - En Passant) contain the positions of the pieces in a chess puzzle taped on the back of the logbook. After finding the first 4 caches, you’ll need to figure out the move that produces checkmate for the White side. This move will reveal the missing digits of the coordinates of the final cache, Mate in One – Checkmate!.

zugzwang - A German word commonly used by English-speaking chess players that means a “compulsion to move”. When a player would rather maintain the current position, but must move because it’s his turn.

You'll need to understand a little about chess notation in order to set up the position of the final puzzle cache. A chessboard's squares each have a file (column) letter and a rank (row) number assigned to them. Just like the latitude and longitude you use to hunt geocaches.

The cache is a camo-taped decon container with small trade items and a pencil inside. Bring your own writing instrument just in case though.

I'm not sure if this cache is accessible from Beaver Brook Rd., but I wouldn't try it. It's very easy to get to from the park it's in. There's ample parking. Besides, Lincoln Park Airport is on the opposite side of Beaver Brook Rd. and it may raise unwanted attention if you try and park on the side of the road.

We hope you enjoy this puzzle!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va n gerr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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