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Thomas R. Dawson
Reading Observer 1913
P0002274
(9+16) C+
PG in 15.0
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1. e4 h5 2. Lb5 h4 3. Lc6 bxc6 4. Dh5 Lb7 5. Dd5 cxd5 6. Sf3 dxe4 7. 0-0 exf3 8. Te1 fxg2 9. Te6 dxe6 10. b4 Kd7 11. Lb2 Kc6 12. Lf6 Kb5 13. c4+ Ka4 14. Sc3+ Ka3 15. Te1 gxf6 and then 16. Tb1! ... 17. Tb3#
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TRD: "The point here is that every move of the game is strictly forced in order and kind, the longest such game existant at present. I expect this task to go much further."
Original stipulation was: "White here mated in two and noticed on examining his score that the mate was administered on his 17th move. What was the game?"
A.Buchanan: This is the earliest unique PG recorded in PDB, but Dawson implies earlier, shorter ones exist. Can any of these be traced? (2021-01-22)
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Keywords: Unique Proof Game, Move Length Record, Volet Pawn
Genre: Retro
Computer test: Euclide 0.99
FEN: rn1q1bnr/pbp1pp2/4pp2/8/1PP4p/k1N5/P2P1PpP/4R1K1
Reprints: (7) The Chess Amateur 08/1914
136 Ultimate Themes 1938
76 Shortest Proof Games 11/1991
Input: Gerd Wilts, 1995-06-03
Last update: James Malcom, 2021-01-22 more...
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