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Set up all of the pieces for a new chess game. What is the shortest game where one player can get six pawns of the same color on the same file?
It is indeed possible for white to do it in twelve moves!
Nice solution, although it is different than my solution: 1 f4 e5 2 fxe5 d6 3 exd6 Nf6 4 dxc7 Qd3 5 a4 b5 6 axb5 Nc6 7 bxc6 Ne4 8 b4 Bc5 9 bxc5 Be6 10 exd3 Bc4 11 dxc4 Nc3 12 dxc3. You can probably guess my next puzzle: What is the shortest game where one player can get seven pawns of the same color on the same file?
How's that supposed to work? A pawn reaching the eighth rank would no longer be a pawn, so you can't have 7 pawns on the same file.
The pawn captures a piece on the eighth rank and it is still a pawn before it promotes. The pawn capture on the eighth rank is the final move in the sequence.
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