# PG in 15.0 moves

BigDoggProblem
Posers and Puzzles 11 Jul '05 03:03
1. BigDoggProblem
11 Jul '05 03:03

Position after Black's 15th move. How did the game go?
2. 11 Jul '05 09:52
Just a guess here. Black won? :-)
3. 11 Jul '05 11:103 edits
Originally posted by chasparos
Just a guess here. Black won? :-)
LOL π΅ π΅

No, he means, 'How was the given board position arrived at in 15 moves?'

Try this for starters:

White has just played his 2nd move.
How did the game go? π΅
4. 11 Jul '05 14:03
Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
LOL π΅ π΅

No, he means, 'How was the given board position arrived at in 15 moves?'

Try this for starters:

[fen]rnbqkbnr/1ppppppp/8/p7/P7/8/1PPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR[/fen]

White has just played his 2nd move.
How did the game go? π΅
uhm.... it took me very long, but I think I solves it:
1. a3 - a5
2. a4

maybe I mislooked something, but I really think this is the solutionπππ
5. 11 Jul '05 17:14
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
[fen]1n2r3/1ppk3p/1p2rn2/3p1pp1/3bq3/7b/1PPPP1PP/1NBQKBNR[/fen]
Position after Black's 15th move. How did the game go?
This should be challenging π
6. 11 Jul '05 17:23
Originally posted by ilywrin
This should be challenging π
yes. How was the white f-pawn captured?
7. 11 Jul '05 17:29
Originally posted by Mephisto2
yes. How was the white f-pawn captured?
It might have captured the e7 pawn?! maybe... The White rook must have been captured at b6, but how/where was tha "a"- pawn captured? If I am counting correctly Black has made exactly 15 moves (4 pawn, 1 knight, 2 Queen, 3 bishop, 4 rook, 1 king), so where is the missing 'a' pawn?
8. 11 Jul '05 17:52
Originally posted by ilywrin
It might have captured the e7 pawn?! maybe... The White rook must have been captured at b6, but how/where was tha "a"- pawn captured? If I am counting correctly Black has made exactly 15 moves (4 pawn, 1 knight, 2 Queen, 3 bishop, 4 rook, 1 king), so where is the missing 'a' pawn?
The black a-rook could have captured the a-pawn on it's way to the d-file
9. 12 Jul '05 15:17
I can do it with the black queen ending up at f4 instead of e4, but I can't see a way around the pin of the white knight?

Jeff
10. BigDoggProblem
12 Jul '05 19:29
ilywrin has PM'ed the correct solution.
11. 13 Jul '05 14:31
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
ilywrin has PM'ed the correct solution.
I did so because I didn't want to spoil the fun for the rest of the solvers. It is an interesting puzzle. Keep trying people.
12. 13 Jul '05 16:06
I give up. I can't get it. I can't figure out how black can get the a-rook to e6 if the queen is blocking the way, or the rook blocking the queen's way.
13. 13 Jul '05 18:061 edit
Originally posted by schakuhr
I give up...or the rook blocking the queen's way.
11. Qd8-h4
12. Qh4-e4
14. 13 Jul '05 19:13
Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
11. Qd8-h4
12. Qh4-e4
why not 9. ... Qh4 and 10. ... Qe4?
15. 13 Jul '05 19:261 edit
Originally posted by Mephisto2
why not 9. ... Qh4 and 10. ... Qe4?
Yes, I am aware that Qh4 is a potential check.