# Longest checkmate problem in history

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

• 13 months ago · Quote · #2

whoaaaaaaa awesome checkmate but I got bored to death

• 13 months ago · Quote · #3

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.

• 13 months ago · Quote · #5
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.....

• 13 months ago · Quote · #6

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

• 13 months ago · Quote · #7

Is this correct?

• 13 months ago · Quote · #8
stubborn_d0nkey wrote: Is this correct?

Yes, that's it, thanks. :)

• 13 months ago · Quote · #9

a mating sequence only a world champ should do regularly.

• 13 months ago · Quote · #10

I just edited the fen in the pgn :)

• 13 months ago · Quote · #11

I just edited the fen in the pgn :)

• 13 months ago · Quote · #12

Awesome! :)

• 13 months ago · Quote · #13

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

• 13 months ago · Quote · #14

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

• 13 months ago · Quote · #15

A pawn move or a capture resets the 50 move count

• 13 months ago · Quote · #16

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

• 13 months ago · Quote · #17
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?

• 13 months ago · Quote · #18

Pawn moves and captures reset it.

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

• 13 months ago · Quote · #19

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

• 13 months ago · Quote · #20

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?