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This does not appear to be a good strategy at all.


Black can stalemate in move White's job here is moving their pieces such that black can capture almost every move while bringing their pieces into the final position. Final position:


13 moves (25 ply): 1. e3 a5 2. Qh5 Ra6 3. Qxa5 h5 4. h4 Rah6 5. Rh3 f6 6. Qxc7 Kf7 7. Rf3 d5 8. Qxb8 Bf5 9. Qxb7 Bh7 10. Qxd5+ Qxd5 11. Rf5 Qc4 12. Bxc4+ Kg6 13. Be6 1/2-1/2 I started off with the well-known stalemate (without queen exchange) in 10 moves, composed by Sam Loyd (see this post). In that final stalemate position, the role of the queen ...


Black can mate in moves Animation: Old answer: Two more in and


I don't know if this is the quickest way, but here's a mate in 6: c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Qb3 Qb6 4. Qxb6 axb6 5. Nb5 Nd8 6. Nc7# 1-0


It can be done in Explanation: Therefore the given solution is optimal.


I think it's and now: As far as I can see most other approaches fail to

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