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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.

  Submitted by Brian Smith    
Rating: 3.8333 (6 votes)
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One shortest winning game for each of white and black are below:
   White  Black
1. Ng1-f3 Nb8-c6
2. Nf3-g5 Nc6-d4
3. Ng5xf7 Nd4xe2
4. Nb1-a3 Ne2-c3
5. Qd1-h5 Nc3-b5
6. Nf7-d6++

1. Nb1-c3 Ng8-h6
2. Nc3-d5 Nh6-g4
3. Nd5xe7 Ng4xf2
4. Ne7-d5 Qd8-h4
5. Nd5-c3 Nf2-d3++

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  Subject Author Date
re: I have 5 moves.Hugo2006-02-14 11:53:22
I have 5 moves.SeaCalMaster2006-02-13 17:35:50
re(2): How 'bout six moves...Nosher2005-10-04 23:33:21
re: How 'bout six moves...Nosher2005-10-04 22:37:27
How 'bout six moves...Sing4TheDay2005-10-04 14:17:38
re: Dodgy answer..... dodgy it isAdy TZIDON2005-10-04 04:38:09
Some ThoughtsDodgy answerNosher2005-10-04 03:36:14
SolutionSame number of moves, different methodNosher2005-10-04 03:35:01
SolutionI hope this is rightNosher2005-10-04 03:25:00
re: No SubjectKen Haley2005-10-04 03:06:24
No SubjectCecilia2005-10-04 02:11:55
re(2): My first guess...though too far yet.pcbouhid2005-10-03 22:14:51
re(2): My first guess...though too far yet.pcbouhid2005-10-03 22:12:43
Some Thoughtsre: My first guess...though too far yet.Ady TZIDON2005-10-03 21:25:02
My first guess...though too far yet.pcbouhid2005-10-03 20:38:01
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