Originally posted by SwissGambit1. d4 g6 2. d5 Bh6 3. Qd4 Kf8 4. Qf6 exf6 5. d6 Qe7 6. dxe7+ Kg7 7. e8=Q Be3 8. Qxd7 Bc5 9. Qd1 Bf8
We both DRUL'S compared to this PG:
[fen]rnb2bnr/ppp2pkp/5pp1/8/8/8/PPP1PPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQ - 0 10[/fen]
PG in 9.0 moves
This achieves the theme of your last PG plus the theme of mine, and does it all in less moves!
Originally posted by SwissGambit1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Bc5 3. d3 Ne7 4. Bg5 O-O 5. Bxf7+ Kh8 6. c4 Be3 7. Nc3 c5 8. Rc1 Nec6 9. Be7 Bh6 10. Rc2 g5 11. Bg6 Rf5 12. Qc1 Bf8
PG in 12.0
[position after Black's 12th move - construct the game]
Originally posted by SwissGambitYes that was the only clue there was, that's why I asked. It seems problems in which more pieces stand on another square than their starting square, are somewhat easier to solve. But who am I, I haven't solved 5 PGs in my life!
The doubled pawn on f6 is an excellent hint. White's pawn can't get there on its own, so it promoted. There's not many promotion schemes that fit the bill.