I really enjoyed the reaction to my previous puzzle, The Torn Score Sheet, and I'd like to do another one. This one's a little shorter and easier, and once again it's White's moves only. Good luck!

  1. e4
  2. d4
  3. Qxd4
  4. Bc4
  5. Bxe6
  6. Qxc5+
  7. Qd5+
  8. Qe5#

Good luck!

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    $\begingroup$ This was an interesting little puzzle!! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Oct 2 '18 at 21:20
  • $\begingroup$ I agree with @El-Guest; I think I'll write one myself! Good puzzle! $\endgroup$ – Candleshark Oct 2 '18 at 21:28

I think it’s

1. e4 Nc6
2. d4 Nxd4
3. Qxd4 e6
4. Bc4 Ke7
5. Bxe6 c5
6. Qxc5+ Kxe6
7. Qd5+ Ke7
8. Qe5#

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At first glance this looks like a Danish Gambit on white's part.

Pawn to E4 :: Pawn to C5
Pawn to D4 :: Pawn to D4 (Captures Pawn)
Queen to D4 (Captures Pawn) :: Pawn to E6
Bishop to C4 :: Bishop to C5
Bishop to E6 (Captures Pawn) :: King to E7
Queen to C5 (Captures Bishop, Check) :: King to E6 (Captures Bishop)
Queen to D5 (Check) :: King to E7
Queen to E5 (Checkmate)

The finished board:

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    $\begingroup$ I do enjoy watching your workings on this!! You don’t often get to see works in progress but I love your logic ability!! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Oct 2 '18 at 21:21
  • $\begingroup$ @El-Guest Thanks! I really enjoy chess and wish I had a better skill level with it. Practice makes perfect! $\endgroup$ – Candleshark Oct 2 '18 at 21:34
  • $\begingroup$ It does help to have a chess board in front of you, or at least (what I use since I don’t have one handy) a sheet of paper where I record piece movements by erasing and rewriting the symbols/letters! Looking forward to seeing your puzzle! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Oct 2 '18 at 21:40
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    $\begingroup$ Unfortunately the bishop is no longer on f8 and black is therefore not checkmated. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Oct 2 '18 at 22:36

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