# Programming Riddle/Challenge

#### jegues

Joined Sep 13, 2010
733
I'm trying to figure out the following riddle/challenge to proceed to the next level, and was wondering if anyone on the forum might be able to help me out.

They give the following image,

Along with a hint,

Hint: Favicon

Which refers to the favourite icon in one's browser.

Now when we view the source code of the page we see the following,

Rich (BB code):
<html>

<title>Checkmate</title>

<linkrel='stylesheet' TYPE='text/css' HREF='/2011/style.css' />

<linkrel='shortcut icon' type='image/x-icon' href='/2011/qrcodes/36af7945da72824e5e639fa1d1e46244.png' />

<linkrel='icon' type='image/x-icon' href='/2011/qrcodes/36af7945da72824e5e639fa1d1e46244.png' />

<body>

<center>

<imgsrc='http://www.skullspace.net/2011/images/36af7945da72824e5e639fa1d1e46244.png'><br><spanstyle='text-color:#ff0000;'>Wrong! hint: favicon</span><br />

<formaction="thementor.php" method="get">

<inputtype="text" name="move" />

<inputtype="submit" value="What's next?" />

</form>

<hr>

<p>Photo credits (mostly): <ahref='http://www.flickr.com/photos/bkulyk'>Brian Kulyk</a></p>

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</center>

</body>

</html>
I have a hunch that this portion of the source code has something to do with the answer, " <linkrel='shortcut icon' type='image/x-icon' href='/2011/qrcodes/36af7945da72824e5e639fa1d1e46244.png' />
"

Any ideas?

I've figured part of it out. I navigate to the favicon and I scan the barcode and it brings me to this link,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebraic_notation_(chess)

Does it want me to insert the remaining moves for a checkmate? Do I have to input a series of moves or simply one? Can anyone spot it?

To me it looks like Be7 would be a checkmate, no?

Nevermind I've solved it.

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#### Markd77

Joined Sep 7, 2009
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#### MrChips

Joined Oct 2, 2009
21,148
B to e7 - checkmate