I really hope I'm understanding the rules correctly...
Here's a battle plan, using the original capture-on-adjacent rule (with the stipulation that you don't get extra movement from such captures) and starting on a Monday:
For the harder version where captures have to be exact,
Since black has many checks available, we can
This limits our options to four possible moves. Nf7+ seems particularly promising, so
Black has only one move that doesn't immediately end in a smothered checkmate at Nf6, so we check the checks (heh) after that move to find
after which we can somewhat incredibly finish with either
Having tried various options to get below 9 points, I've been very successful in forcing a checkmate with
The end goal is to get black into a position where:
Initially, I expect that black will veto:
My plan is to get to the following position (or a rotation/reflection of it):
Given this position, there are 2 possibilities, depending on who's move it is. ...