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  1. 28 Nov '12 03:45
    This is my first attempt, so give me a break.

    Solve it OR point out the flaw ...

    Position After Black's 6th Move:

  2. 28 Nov '12 07:11 / 1 edit
    I am not sure that this is the 'unique' solution, but here goes:

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    4.Qe2 could be replaced by 4.Qg4 or 4.Qh5 with the same following moves
  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    28 Nov '12 07:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    This is my first attempt, so give me a break.

    Solve it OR point out the flaw ...

    Position After Black's 6th Move:

    [fen]bn1qkbnr/p1pppppp/8/8/8/4P3/PPPP1P1P/RNB1K1N1[/fen]
    I found something a bit different from Mephisto2.

  4. 28 Nov '12 08:02 / 1 edit
    Wouldn't your solution be 'unique' if the end position was after white's sixth move instead of black's?

    edit. except for your remark on your second move, that is
  5. 28 Nov '12 12:45 / 1 edit
    OK ... This is harder than I thought.

    First attempt was a fail (too many solutions)



    I'll try again. Thanks for your time.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    28 Nov '12 14:38
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    OK ... This is harder than I thought.

    First attempt was a fail (too many solutions)

    [pgn]1.e3 b6 2.Qf3 b5 3.Qb7 Bxb7 {This looked like a sound start.} 4.Bxb5 Bxg2 5.Bc6 Bxh1 {I originally ended it here with Bxh1, but I think there are still too many ways to get on this diagonal for white.} 6.Bxa8 Bxa8 [/pgn]

    I'll try again. Thanks for your time.
    It's hard to get away with deliberately wasting a tempo with something like ...b6. There has to be a strong motivation for doing so, or else cooks start to creep in: