# Longest checkmate problem in history

• 3 years ago · Quote · #1
Very nice puzzle I found somewhere, detailing the longest checkmate problem I've yet seen, by Otto Blathy in 1860.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #2

A bit snappier is 1.Rd1+ Bd4  2.e4+ Kd6  3.e5+ Kd5  4.c4#

Toying with the opponent for almost 300 moves can be fun, but in a rated OTB game I think I'd take the four-mover, lol.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #4
pfren wrote:

The diagram misses a black pawn on e3.

Argh, you're right, I missed the pawn when setting up the diagram, thanks for pointing it out.

Alright everyone... just pretend it's there.....

• 3 years ago · Quote · #5

But why would I "just pretend it's there" when I can just go to this instead?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #6

Is this correct?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #7
stubborn_d0nkey wrote: Is this correct?

Yes, that's it, thanks. :)

• 3 years ago · Quote · #8

a mating sequence only a world champ should do regularly.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #9

I just edited the fen in the pgn :)

• 3 years ago · Quote · #10

I just edited the fen in the pgn :)

• 3 years ago · Quote · #11

Awesome! :)

• 3 years ago · Quote · #12

I think your opponent is more likely to lose on time than to get mated.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #13

I think opponent would call 50-move rule in this case ;)

• 3 years ago · Quote · #14

A pawn move or a capture resets the 50 move count

• 3 years ago · Quote · #15

Pawn move too? Oh, I didn't know that. I thought just capturing and promoting. Thanks!

• 3 years ago · Quote · #16
thecheesykid wrote:
pfren wrote:

The diagram misses a black pawn on e3.

Argh, you're right, I missed the pawn when setting up the diagram, thanks for pointing it out.

Alright everyone... just pretend it's there.....

You know you can edit your posts, and any diagram that is in them, right?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #17

Pawn moves and captures reset it.

And interesting chess game when it comes to the 50 move rule

• 3 years ago · Quote · #18

i thought this was funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

• 3 years ago · Quote · #19

you can edit diagram's? How? The only way I know of is (copying the pgn/fen then) making a new diagram

benws wrote:

thecheesykid wrote:

pfren wrote:

The diagram misses a black pawn on e3.

Argh, you're right, I missed the pawn when setting up the diagram, thanks for pointing it out.Alright everyone... just pretend it's there.....

You know you can edit your posts, and any diagram that is in them, right?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #20
benws wrote:

You know you can edit your posts, and any diagram that is in them, right?

I don't think you can, I'd have to do it all over again, and it took me a while the first time, stubborn_donkey very helpfully put up the right one anyway.