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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Jun '06 16:28


    In how few moves can this position be attained in actual play?
  2. 05 Jun '06 19:29
    I guess 'many' isn't a particularly acceptable answer to this puzzle?
  3. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    05 Jun '06 20:34
    Originally posted by GGdown
    I guess 'many' isn't a particularly acceptable answer to this puzzle?
    It's not as many as one might think.
  4. 05 Jun '06 20:48
    Well you'd need at least one half-move per piece capture, plus at least 2 whole moves to get capturing pieces in range, so that make a minimum of 17 moves
  5. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    07 Jun '06 22:55
    Solution

    1. e4 d5
    2. exd5 Qxd5
    3. Qh5 Qxa2
    4. Qxh7 Qxb1
    5. Qxg7 Rxh2
    6. Rxa7 Rxg2
    7. Rxb7 Rxg1
    8. Rxc7 Qxb2
    9. Rxc8+ Kd7
    10. Rxb8 Rxb8
    11. Bxb2 Rxb2
    12. Rxg1 Rxc2
    13. Qxf7 Rxd2
    14. Qxe7+ Kxe7
    15. Rxg8 Rxf2
    16. Rxf8 Rxf1+
    17. Kxf1 Kxf8