MeiTanteixX wrote:andrasb wrote:Hi everybody!
My name is andrasb, and that's my first post in DCTP Forum. I am very happy, that there is a place, where can I read opions, theories regarding DC. I'd like to share one, which can be read in the spoiler box (I put it for safety).
I have recently developed a theory about Koji's death, particularly about his dying message. I have read some infos about chess, which can be found for example on the WP. First, perhaps you have heard, that there are some abbreviation for the chess figures, like for Pawn "P", King "K" or Knight "N". Then I went deeper in this topic, and I found, that a pawn should be promoted to queen, knight, rook, or bishop, if it reaches the eigth rank (=row). Of course, it's a free choice of the player. You can expect, that the chess players choose the queen.
What if the dying message was "simply" PTON = P TO N = Pawn promoted TO Knight? That's a chess move at the first glance, but it could be a coded message for a special someone, who can resolve it...
I know, that's rather a speculation at that moment, because of the ASACA RUM solution. But for me that's a really big luck, that names of two people can be puzzled from the mirror subscription.
What's your thought about this theory/speculation?
Welcome! Nice to have u here.
I like your line of thought. If Kohji wasn't that good in english, I wouldn't be surprised if he misspelled "Knight" and left behind "P T O N" instead of "P T O K". However, considering that he was well familiar with chess and was playing in the US, it's a bit unlikely that he wasn't familiar with the "Knight's spelling".
What would "Pawn TO kNight" entail anyway?
It wouldn't be a misspelling, Knight is abbreviated as N because K is already taken by the King piece.
Pawn to Knight could mean several things. For one, it could mean that a pawn takes a night on the chess board. Which could mean that someone low ranked killed someone of higher rank.
or it could mean that a pawn reached the other side of the board and became promoted to knight. Meaning that as a result of the murders, someone became a higher rank than they previously were.