### S8 competition

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**Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:13 pm**Martin held an 'S8' competition, to draw the the characters S and 8 beginning from the starting position and ending with the Kings at the ends of 8, on f2 and f6.

The competition ended with a win by 101, in about 18 moves.

This is the shortest solution I have seen so far, submitted after Martin closed the competition:

1.h4 e5 2.Nc3 Qxh4 3.a4 Qxf2+ 4.Kxf2 a5 5.Rxh7 g5 6.Rxf7 Ra6 7.Nh3 Rxh3 8.d3 Rxd3 9.Bf4 Rxd1 10.Rxd7 Rxa1 11.Rxc7 Nc6 12.e3 Bb4 13.Rxc8+ Ke7 14.Rxg8 b6 15.Bc4 Ra2 16.g3 Kf6 17.Rxg5

Solution by user - Thanar

The competition ended with a win by 101, in about 18 moves.

This is the shortest solution I have seen so far, submitted after Martin closed the competition:

1.h4 e5 2.Nc3 Qxh4 3.a4 Qxf2+ 4.Kxf2 a5 5.Rxh7 g5 6.Rxf7 Ra6 7.Nh3 Rxh3 8.d3 Rxd3 9.Bf4 Rxd1 10.Rxd7 Rxa1 11.Rxc7 Nc6 12.e3 Bb4 13.Rxc8+ Ke7 14.Rxg8 b6 15.Bc4 Ra2 16.g3 Kf6 17.Rxg5

Solution by user - Thanar