Longest checkmate problem in history

thecheesykid
Very nice puzzle I found somewhere, detailing the longest checkmate problem I've yet seen, by Otto Blathy in 1860.

cobra91

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

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.

pfren

The diagram misses a black pawn on e3.

thecheesykid
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..... 

cobra91

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

http://www.chess.com/forum/view/more-puzzles/longest-checkmate-problem-290-move 

stubborn_d0nkey

Is this correct?

thecheesykid
stubborn_d0nkey wrote: Is this correct?

Yes, that's it, thanks. :)

chessmaster102

a mating sequence only a world champ should do regularly.

stubborn_d0nkey

I just edited the fen in the pgn :)

stubborn_d0nkey

I just edited the fen in the pgn :)

MSC157

Awesome! :)

helltank

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

MSC157

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

stubborn_d0nkey

A pawn move or a capture resets the 50 move count

MSC157

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

benws
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?

stubborn_d0nkey

Pawn moves and captures reset it.

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

http://www.chess.com/games/view.html?id=140686

nweb99

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

stubborn_d0nkey

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?

thecheesykid
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.