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It is a tad annoying when there is a dead drawn opposite color bishop ending and both sides refuse to do anything but move their bishops, but I am in favor of giving the side with an advantage a healthy amount of moves to attempt to convert it for a win. 50 moves seems fine to me.
Mate in 271:
How could you know it is mate in 271??
Surely enough, not consulting Houdini.
A moderately strong human being can discover the tempo-winning mechanism fairly quickly. After that, counting the moves to mate is quite easy.
Now, put Houdini, or any other engine at 500-ply, and wait for the output. Your grandson will have the solution handy, no doubt about that.
For the record, this is NOT one of the difficult studies of Nenad Petrovic. He has composed tougher ones.
If the logical moves are near forced, why would you need to use houdini?
I think the IM makes a valid point (again)
Lol, I wonder what the reaction of a chess engine woul d be to a percieved insult...
The valid point is:
It would take the present incarnation of houdini centuries to find it is a mate in 271.
A human, having found, (or been shown) the mechanism, can do it in minutes, probably.
Just fact, no insult.
Ok, i just found that mate-in-342-moves puzzle i had read about!
At first i thought of posting it here, but i'll make a new thread and post the link here afterwards :)
edit: I decided not to post it at all cause i found a mate in 2...
Maybe the purpose of that puzzle is NOT to find the quickest mate, but the one in 342 moves?
It says "cooked" what does this mean?
"cooked" means that there is more than one possible winning sequence (i.e., a winning sequence the author didn't intend) or that there is a defense possible that was overlooked.
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