The hardest endgame of all time

rychessmaster1

White to play and win before 50 moves

I looked at this with a tablebase

Its stupid hard

NobleElevator

Woah

rychessmaster1

The idea is actually really instructive though

You use a combination of mate and zunzwang threats to herd the knight to a bad spot and you will eventually be able to trap it

With best play it takes about 40 moves the win the knight and then another 30 to do the B+N mate 

Epiloque

I kinda know how to mate with n + b, but not if my opponent has a knight too

idk this

son_of_the_bongcloud

Bh2

 

B1ZMARK

How about let’s not

rychessmaster1
son_of_the_bongcloud wrote:

Bh2

 

Bh2 is not the fastest but it should barely win the knight in time still

B1ZMARK

I’d like to keep what little sanity I have left

rychessmaster1

Bh2 Ne4 and there is no mate

rebus2k

this is a dead draw position

rychessmaster1
rebus2k wrote:

this is a dead draw position

It’s not. 

Typewriter44

 

AlbAmchess

BIG BRANE

rebus2k
rychessmaster1 wrote:
rebus2k wrote:

this is a dead draw position

It’s not. 

lemme check with engine

 

its dead draw from what i see

rychessmaster1
Use an engine with a 6 guy table base
rychessmaster1
It says like mate in 73ish
Typewriter44
rebus2k wrote:
rychessmaster1 wrote:
rebus2k wrote:

this is a dead draw position

It’s not. 

lemme check with engine

 

its dead draw from what i see

engines suck at endgames

rychessmaster1
Type, why not 2. Ng3# in your line -_-
Black plays 1... Ne4 though
rychessmaster1

At first glance it looks like white has some sort of mate but he never does because he is in the wrong corner and the black knight is annoying

rebus2k

i checked with 4 engines. all say 0.00

 

except depth 30 chess.com engine, it says +0.09