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A chess maze is a kind of chess puzzle where:

  1. Only one side moves (and that side usually only has one piece).
  2. That side must capture a piece with every move.
  3. The goal is to capture all of the opposing pieces.

This chess maze is special, though. White always moves. Whenever White's only piece makes a capture, it turns into the piece it just captured. For example, on 1. Rxg1 a possible next move is 2. Nxh3.

Clarification: If the white piece turns into a pawn, it moves the same way as a white pawn.

A correct solution will have no pieces remaining except a white king on h8.

Good Luck!

up vote 13 down vote accepted

I believe this may be the solution:

1. Rxa5
2. Bxd8
3. Bxf6
4. Nxd5
5. Rxd2
6. Bxh6
7. Nxf7
8. Rxa7
9. Bxg1
10. Nxh3
11. Rxh5
12. Bxg6
13. gxh7
14. Rxh8

  • Nice answer! Think I might’ve got you though! ;) +1 from me!! – El-Guest Oct 16 at 16:50
  • Giving my +1 here because of the typo in the slightly faster answer, which wasn't fixed until after this was posted. – Joel Rondeau Oct 16 at 17:08
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    Here is a visual guide – Pureferret Oct 17 at 11:19

Let’s see:

1. Rxa5
2. Bxd8
3. Bxf6
4. Nxd5
5. Rxd2
6. Bxh6
7. Nxf7
8. Rxa7
9. Bxg1
10. Nxh3
11. Rxh5
12. Bxg6
13. gxh7
14. Rxh8

  • Darn I took too long double checking. I think you might have made a typo in your 3. the bishop cant move along d – gabbo1092 Oct 16 at 16:51
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    Whoops! That was supposed to be f. Good catch, thanks @gabbo1092! – El-Guest Oct 16 at 16:52

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