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Pawns to stay put (Posted on 2005-10-03) Difficulty: 2 of 5
What is the shortest game of chess which ends in checkmate with neither player moving a pawn forward? Pawns may be captured.

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Some Thoughts re: My first guess...though too far yet. | Comment 2 of 15 |
(In reply to My first guess...though too far yet. by pcbouhid)

Your basic assumption is wrong:
the shortest mate may be accomplished by a queen,protected by her knight,
if the cooperative partner will capture the pawn to let the queen out.
I am too lazy to find out whether in the shortest sequence
white or black will win.
Go figure......

  Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2005-10-03 21:25:02

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