After playing a game (black) at a local tournament I realized the algebraic notation at my score sheet is purely noted. Somewhere along the lines, probably around 15. and after, one or more moves are wrong (no blunders were played). I am busting my head to remember the moves that were played with little sucess.

1.e4 e6 
2.Nc3 Bc55 
3.Nf3 a6 
4.d4 Ba7 
5.Bc4 Ne7
6.Bf4 d5
7.exd5 exd5
8.Bb3 O-O
9.Ne5 Re8
10.O-O c6
11.Bg3 Nf5
12.Ne2 Nd7
13.Qd3 Nf6
14.Re1 Ne4
15.Kf1 Nd6
16.Bxd6 Qxd6
17.Nf3 Qg6
18.Ne5 Qh6
19.h3 Bxh3
20.gxh3 Qxh3+
21.Ke2 f6
22.Nxe4 Qxd3
23.Nxd3 Rxe4
24.Kd2 Bxd4
25.Rxe4 Bb6
26.Re1 Kf1
27.Re7 Rb8


Game ends with Black resignation.

Can anyone help me reproduce the game, so that it advances properly? For any additional information please ask. (I will reward any possible right answers with a small bounty at two days period).

Edit. Someone helped me and I managed to solve this out. You can see the topic at the following: Check out this #chess forum: Chess puzzle for strong players - need help - https://www.chess.com/forum/view/more-puzzles/chess-puzzle-for-strong-players-need-help via @chesscom

However the feedback I got from S/E Chess is unfortunate (lack of replies, offensive comments, etc) and I will probably never use it again, for chess that is.

closed as off-topic by Pablo S. Ocal, Herb Wolfe, user1108, Don, Glorfindel Oct 4 '17 at 8:37

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    Most of the early moves make no sense whatsoever. It is like being asked to reconstruct poetry from a scrabble set that has fallen to the floor. – Philip Roe Oct 3 '17 at 18:28
  • @PhilipRoe You chess knowledge awes me. Turn around and leave I didnt asked for your opinion I asked for help regarding the above. Someone solved it already. Bye now – Murania Oct 3 '17 at 18:32
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is impossible to answer, it is not coherent. – Pablo S. Ocal Oct 4 '17 at 0:23
  • @PabloS.Ocal As I said earlier the above has a solution which I will provide shortly. You obviously didn't bother to investigate you just came here to leave a unuseful comment. I wonder I if you even play chess. – Murania Oct 4 '17 at 11:56
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    Looking at the "solution" now. How do you expect that anyone would realize that 17.Nf3 should be interpreted as 18.Ng3? If you had written 17.Ng3, it would probably have been possible to deduce [15.Nf3 Bb6] since the score would've been almost correct then. But that error makes the entire thing a guessing game, since it's impossible to tell which moves you noted correctly and which moves you didn't. And btw, this type of "puzzle" doesn't require great chess skill to solve; it requires patience and dedication, which you lacked, and you instead acted in an arrogant manner towards the community. – Scounged Oct 4 '17 at 18:07

First off, this is not a chess puzzle in any sense of the word. Secondly, it will be nigh but impossible for an outsider to reproduce the game if the score is wrong the way it is here, and let's try to understand why.

Without looking at a chessboard, one thing that is certain is that the knight that came to e5 at move 9 must have moved before 16.Bxd6, since the bishop on g3 otherwise wouldn't have been able to make the capture. Later on, with the moves 17.Nf3 followed by 18.Ne5, I'm led to believe that the knight that came to e5 on move 9 must have moved at least twice between 9.Ne5 and 16.Bxd6. This means that the game score is omitting at least two entire white moves between moves 9 and 16, since the knight's journey from e5 is nowhere to be found.

To make matters even more difficult for the one trying to decipher the game score, the opening moves indicate that the game was played between relatively novice players. Thus it will be impossible for a strong player to predict how that knight moved in the void between moves 9 and 16 with any confidence; novice players tend to make moves that make no sense to strong players every now and then.

I wish you the best of luck with reproducing the game, but I see no way for an outsider to deduce which moves were actually played in the game.

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    I was coming to the same conclusion. 2. ... Bc5 (instead of Bc55). 14. Rfe1 (instead of Re1). Presuming 15. ... Nfd6 (but could be Ned6). ... but then I bogged down for the same reason: Bishop can't take d6 because of the Knight on e5, which moves later to f3... That's when I noticed you'd already figured this out, and stopped. :) – Ghotir Oct 3 '17 at 17:20
  • @Ghotir I didn't say it was an easy task. I understand your objections on the matter but lets not run ahead of ourselves, some may come up with something. – Murania Oct 3 '17 at 17:41

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