From: Reijer Grimbergen ETL GO JP>
Date: 5 sep 1997
Subject: Re: Another quick question:
Chuck S Smith JUNO COM> writes:
> I know the fastest possible game of chess is a victory in two moves:
> White Black
> ----- -----
> 1. f3 e5
> 2. g4 Qh4++
> Is it known what the quickest victory of Shogi is? Thank you.
> --Chuck
> BTW, I will soon be moving to Messiah College so I will probably
> unsubscribe soon. I will have an ISP at College, but I don't want a lot
> of mail in there. :-(
There are a number of ways to end a shogi game in 7 moves. I remember trying
to find as many as possible with some other shogi players about ten years
ago. I think there are about ten ways to mate. Here are two examples:
1.P2f 2.K4b 3.P2e 4.K3b 5.P2d 6.R4b 7.Px2c+.
1.P9f 2.P5d 3.B9g 4.K5b 5.Bx3a+ 6.G4a-5a 7.S*5c.
Anyone remembering other ones?
Reijer
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