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Posers and Puzzles

  1. 02 May '05 21:27
    Construct the shortest possible game where one side delivers mate, but makes only pawn moves.
  2. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    02 May '05 22:42
    Black mating on his sixth is the best I can see now.

    1. d3 d5
    2. Kd2 e5
    3. Ke3 f5
    4. Kf3 a6
    5. Kg3 b6
    6. Kh3 f4#
  3. 02 May '05 22:46 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Peakite
    Black mating on his sixth is the best I can see now.

    1. d3 d5
    2. Kd2 e5
    3. Ke3 f5
    4. Kf3 a6
    5. Kg3 b6
    6. Kh3 f4#
    Well done, but this can be improved.
  4. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    02 May '05 22:58 / 1 edit
    I'd figured out it couldn't be the e-pawn for white moving, will let the queen through. Forgot to consider the f-pawn. In that case make it four.

    1. f3 e5
    2. Kf2 f5
    3. Kg3 d5
    4. Kh3 f4#
  5. 02 May '05 23:13 / 5 edits
    Yes, the solution has 8 plies - but not those.
  6. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    02 May '05 23:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Peakite
    I'd figured out it couldn't be the e-pawn for white moving, will let the queen through. Forgot to consider the f-pawn. In that case make it four.

    1. f3 e5
    2. Kf2 f5
    3. Kg3 d5
    4. Kh3 f4#
    Neither are mate, black can play g4 to block in both.
  7. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    03 May '05 00:17
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    Construct the shortest possible game where one side delivers mate, but makes only pawn moves.
    1.f3 e5 2.Kf2 h5 3.Kg3 h4+ 4.Kg4 d5#