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Losing of Pixelpusher

February 12, 2000, Köksal Karakus wrote:
Hello Hans,

I saw the challenge to lose a game to pixelpusher. It is not so hard I think. A game I played with white for example:

1.f3 b5
2.Kf2 c6
3.Qe1 Qb6+
4.Kg3 a5
5.Kg4 h5+
6.Kg5 f6+
7.Kf5 d5+
8.Kg6 Rh6++ 0-1

I then posed the question: can you lose even faster to Pixelpusher?

A faster defeat

Köksal Karakus sent a faster defeat for Pixelpusher:

1.f3 h6
2.Kf2 Na6
3.Kg3 Nb8
4.Kh4 e5+
5.Kh5 Qg5++

He then wrote:

I think you should revert the challenge: In how many moves can you defeat PixelPusher?

A fast win

Robert P. Carroll sent a short win to Pixelpusher:

1.e4 b6
2.Bc4 c5
3.Qf3 Qc7
4.Qxf7+ Kd8

Winning the quick loss race

Robert P. Carroll wrote that he lost from Pixelpusher with the fools mate. That is indeed the shortest defeat possible:

1. f3 e5
2. g4 Qh4 #

A quick win

Alex Glockner wrote:
I just played Pixelpusher for the first time and won in four moves.

1. e4 h6
2. d4 f6
3. Qh5+ g6
4. Qxg6#

Wow, Hans wasn't kidding.

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