# A Scrambled Game

This was inspired by my earlier puzzles, the Torn Scoresheet series.

In the following chess game, exactly one letter or number in each move (White or Black) is either exactly 1 higher or 1 lower than they should be (i.e. if the correct move is e4, it could be written as e3, d4, f4, or e5.) Letters representing pieces (R, N, B, K, Q) will not be any higher or lower. Captrues, checks, and checkmates will be in their original position. Once again, your goal is to reconstruct the original game.

Good luck!

1. d4 e6
2. Qe3 Ng6
3. Nd3 Bb5
4. Bd4 Qd7
5. c4 d5
6. Bd3 Bg5
7. Qh3 0-0
8. Nf4 exd5
9. Nxe4 Bxe4
10. Bxd5 Nbc7
11. Bxg6 Nxg6
12. 0-0 Nxe5
13. Rge1 Bf6
14. f4 c5
15. Ba3 b6
16. fxe3 Bxe3
17. Nxe5 dxe5
18. Qg4 Ree8
19. d3 Rae8
20. Bb2 f4
21. Qxf4 Qe6
22. Qxe3 Qd5+
23. Kg1 Rxe5
24. Rxd4 Rd3
25. Re1 Rxd2
26. Rd8+ Qf7
27. Rfxg8#
• Would you like to clarify what you mean by "Captures, checks, and checkmates will be in their original position"? Does this mean that the locations given for those are correct? Or that the x,+,# indicators are attached to the correct moves? Or something else? – Gareth McCaughan Oct 5 '18 at 15:37
• @GarethMcCaughan they are attached to the correct moves, in the correct places. – Excited Raichu Oct 5 '18 at 15:51
• So those moves don't have locations displaced by 1 on each axis, but all other moves do? – Gareth McCaughan Oct 5 '18 at 15:57
• Er, sorry, I mean by 1 on one axis. – Gareth McCaughan Oct 5 '18 at 15:57
• @GarethMcCaughan Every move has 1 off on 1 axis. I was just saying that I didn't alter or mix around +, x, and # – Excited Raichu Oct 5 '18 at 15:58