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(1) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Monday, Apr 26, 2021 20:00]

Maximum massacrum

I better don't tell you from where I have the inspiration :-)

Anyway. "Massacre proof games" try to minimize move count,
e.g. P0001169, and don't care where the non-capturing moves
are inserted. I'm more interested in a game with 30 consecutive
captures (which is obviously doable - e.g. the Q eat themselves
through the whole opponent army and then are captured by
the kings, also avoiding dead reckoning arguments).

Obviously that game should be as short as possible either.
(I already peeked at Krabbe, but those are real games.)
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(2) Posted by James Malcom [Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 00:57]

Here we go! ;-)

1. d3 d6 2. Bg5 Bg4 3. Bxe7 Bxe2 4. Bxd6 Bxf1 5. Bxc7 Qxd3 6. Bxb8 Qxc2 7. Bxa7 Rxa7 8. Qxc2 Rxa2 9. Qxh7 Rxb2 10. Qxg8 Rxb1 11. Rxb1 Rxh2 12. Rxb7 Rxh1 13. Rxf7 Rxg1 14. Rxg7 Rxg2 15. Qxf8+ Kxf8 16. Kxf1 Rxf2+ 17. Kxf2 Kxg7
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(3) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 10:28]

Amusingly, this is *almost* equally valid as a Capture Chess game
(the "almost" referring to that it is legal, but two figures remain
instead of the doable one).
Can you manage that too? (Seems not too hard if you "time" it right...)
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(4) Posted by James Malcom [Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 20:32]

Ti's not hard indeed an' but a ply more!

1. e3 e6 2. h4 h5 3. Qxh5 Qxh4 4. Qxh8 Qxh1 5. Qxg8 Qxg1 6. Qxf8 Qxf1 7. Qxg7 Qxg2 8. Qxf7 Qxf2 9. Qxe8 Qxe1 10. Qxe6 Qxe3 11. Qxd7 Qxd2 12. Qxc8 Qxc1 13.
Qxc7 Qxc2 14. Qxb8 Qxb1 15. Qxb7 Qxb2 16. Qxa8 Qxa1 17. Qxa7 Qxa2 18. Qxa2
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(5) Posted by Joost de Heer [Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 23:12]

h5 is illegal in capture chess, as Qxh4 was forced.
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(6) Posted by Ulrich Voigt [Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 00:10]

You can change the move order to 1. h4 h5 2. e3 e6.
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(7) Posted by James Malcom [Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 00:19]

Joost, it isn't Capture chess. It's merely a setup of non-royal pieces strung in a capture setup.

Ulrich, the move order does not matter.
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(8) Posted by Andrew Buchanan [Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 03:54]

Cool idea! (Waits politely for someone to solve by computer search.)
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(9) Posted by Joost de Heer [Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 08:45]

1. a3 e6 2. h4 Bxa3 3. Rxa3 Qxh4 4. Rxa7 Qxf2 5. Rxh7 Qxe1 6. Rxg7 Qxd2 7. Rxf7 Qxc1 8. Qxd7 Qxb2 9. Qxe6 Qxb1 10. Qxc8 Qxc2 11. Rxc7 Qxe2 12. Rcxb7 Qxf1 13. Qxe8 Qxg1 14. Qxg8 Qxg2 15. Qxh8 Qxb7 16. Qxb8 Rxa7 17. Qxa7 Qxa7
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