(related to Problem: The Monstrosity)

Move | White | Black |
---|---|---|

1. | P to KB 4 | P to QB 3 |

2. | K to B 2 | Q to R 4 |

3. | K to K 3 | K to Q sq |

4. | P to B 5 | K to B 2 |

5. | Q to K sq | K to Kt 3 |

6. | Q to Kt 3 | Kt to QR 3 |

7. | Q to Kt 8 | P to KR 4 |

8. | Kt to KB 3 | R to R 3 |

9. | Kt to K 5 | R to Kt 3 |

10. | Q takes B | R to Kt $6,$ ch |

11. | P takes R | K to Kt 4 |

12. | R to R 4 | P to B 3 |

13. | R to Q 4 | P takes Kt |

14. | P to QKt 4 | P takes R, ch |

15. | K to B 4 | P to R 5 |

16. | Q to K 8 | P to R 6 |

17. | Kt to B 3, ch | P takes Kt |

18. | B to R 3 | P to R 7 |

19. | R to Kt sq | P to R 8 (Q) |

20. | R to Kt 2 | P takes R |

21. | K to Kt 5 | Q to KKt 8 |

22. | Q to R 5 | K to R 5 |

23. | P to Kt 5 | R to B sq |

24. | P to Kt 6 | R to B 2 |

25. | P takes R | P to Kt 8 (B) |

26. | P to B 8 ( R) | Q to B 2 |

27. | B to Q 6 | Kt to Kt 5 |

28. | K to Kt 6 | K to R 6 |

29. | R to R 8 | K to Kt 7 |

30. | P to R 4 | Q (Kt 8) to Kt 3 |

31. | P to R 5 | K to B 8 |

32. | P takes Q | K to Q 8 |

33. | P takes Q | K to K 8 |

34. | K to B 7 | Kt to KR $3,$ ch |

35. | K to K 8 | B to R 7 |

36. | P to B 6 | B to Kt sq |

37. | P to B 7 | K takes B |

38. | P to B 8 (B) | Kt to Q 4 |

39. | B to Kt 8 | Kt to B $3,$ ch |

40. | K to Q 8 | Kt to K sq |

41. | P takes Kt (R) | Kt to B $2,$ ch |

42. | K to B 7 | Kt to Q sq |

43. | Q to B $7,$ ch | K to Kt 8 |

And the position is reached.

The order of the moves is immaterial, and this order may be greatly varied. But, although many attempts have been made, nobody has succeeded in reducing the number of my moves.

**Dudeney, H. E.**: "Amusements in Mathematics", The Authors' Club, 1917

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