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Brothers Karsakov (Posted on 2006-02-14) Difficulty: 3 of 5
On each of the last five nights, a Karsakov brother played Chess against a different Grand Master. Each brother won a different number of games, from one to five. When questioned on Saturday morning, the brothers gave the following answers.

A. "Nikolai played last night" said Boris. "Grand Master Markovich lost 4 games on Wednesday night."
B. "Rubbish!", screamed Victor. "It was the next night that Markovich lost 3 games. My opponent was Grand Master Karsokovich."
C. "I think you will find," interrupted Alexis, "That it was I who took on Markovich. I can't remember how many games I won but I know it was 2 more than my brother Vladimir. Boris played against Grand Master Ivanovich the night before I played. And Tuesday my Karsokov brother could only win 1 game."
D. "Alexis you are not being honest," said Nikolai. On Thursday night my brother won four games. I won 2 more games than Boris but not against Grand Master Grigorovich."
E. "Alexis," chimed in Vladimir, "Your words are false as always. And it was Grand Master Petrovich who played on Thursday."

Each brother is either a consistent truth teller or a total liar.
On what night did each of the brothers play, who was their Grand Master opponent and how many games did each brother win.

No Solution Yet Submitted by Vernon Lewis    
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  Subject Author Date
Solutionsusy2006-06-19 18:25:29
SOLUTIONjeff2006-05-30 09:51:46
re(2): Lets try thisdallan2006-03-16 22:59:32
re: Lets try thisDiana2006-03-14 16:58:38
SolutionLets try thisdallan2006-03-12 01:53:42
Solution w/ ReasoningTrish2006-03-06 00:05:58
My Solution -- SpoilerKeith Slutskin2006-03-03 14:56:46
re: I thnk this is it... tooMike2006-03-03 00:33:44
I thnk this is it... tooMike2006-03-02 23:54:13
re: I think this is itDej Mar2006-03-01 21:36:36
re(2): I think this is itDiana2006-02-26 13:03:39
re: I think this is itChristine2006-02-26 00:22:24
Some ThoughtsI think this is itDiana2006-02-25 10:50:31
re(5): Solution - spoilerDiana2006-02-25 01:10:11
re(4): Solution - spoilerDiana Senechal2006-02-24 22:43:29
solution?bridget2006-02-24 19:32:25
SolutionNo Subjectethan thook2006-02-22 08:29:35
re(3): Solution - spoilerVernon Lewis2006-02-19 22:05:20
re(2): Solution - spoilerSara2006-02-19 20:44:45
re: Solution - spoilerMagda2006-02-19 19:23:41
Solution - spoilerSara2006-02-18 23:21:40
re: Solution - SpoilerMagda2006-02-18 20:37:50
Some Thoughtsre(2): Solution - Spoiler (Quibble)Leming2006-02-16 13:36:15
re: Solution - Spoiler (Quibble)Steve Herman2006-02-15 12:06:04
re: Solution - SpoilerMindrod2006-02-14 22:12:37
SolutionSolution - SpoilerLeming2006-02-14 18:27:37
I don't think this is itDustin2006-02-14 16:36:08
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