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Puzzle ZJWJ 



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Chess Tournament - Logic Puzzles

The results of a recent Chess tournament between five close rivals is described below:

Dale finished before Alex. Emery finished after Bailey. Alex finished before Chris. Emery finished after Dale. Bailey finished before Alex. Dale finished after Bailey. Chris finished before Emery.
Who finished where?

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Answer
Bailey won...

...then Dale, Alex, Chris, and Emery.

By placing the person who finished higher to the left, we have:

Dale finished before Alex (Dale > Alex) Emery finished after Bailey (Bailey > Emery) Alex finished before Chris (Alex > Chris) Emery finished after Dale (Dale > Emery) Bailey finished before Alex (Bailey > Alex) Dale finished after Bailey (Bailey > Dale) Chris finished before Emery (Chris > Emery)
From (1) and (3):

   Dale > Alex > Chris

Adding (7):

   Dale > Alex > Chris > Emery

Adding (6):

   Bailey > Dale > Alex > Chris > Emery

Which is the final placing for all the players, and can be double-checked with the remaining clues.

 

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