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>>>>> "Noam" == Noam Elkies <elkies at math.harvard.edu> writes:
>>>> In the web-site "France-Echecs", I proposed the following
>>>> problem [...]
>>> What's the link?
Noam> It's still not obvious to me where to go from there to see
Noam> your announcement and the proof games you described.
>>>> Knight with capture : not least [...]
>>> What does "not least" mean?
>> It means that even if we accept that some capture occurs during
>> the game, we were unable to find a shortest one.
Noam> By "shortest" I guess you mean "shorter" there.
>>>> Rook without capture : 9 moves (Itamar Faybish)
>>> This at least is not optimal:
>>> 1 f3 h5 2 Kf2 h4 3 Qe1 h3 4 Kg3 Nf6 5 Qf2 Rg8 6 Kh4 Se4 7 g3
>>> f5 8 Qg2 Rh8#
>> Very nice game, and quickly realised !
Noam> Thanks, though again it seems that even this is longer than
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