x
Chess - Play & Learn

Chess.com

FREE - in Win Phone Store

# Longest checkmate problem in history

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

• #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

The diagram misses a black pawn on e3.

• #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.....

• #5

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

• #6

Is this correct?

• #7
stubborn_d0nkey wrote: Is this correct?

Yes, that's it, thanks. :)

• #8

a mating sequence only a world champ should do regularly.

• #9

I just edited the fen in the pgn :)

• #10

I just edited the fen in the pgn :)

• #11

Awesome! :)

• #12

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

• #13

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

• #14

A pawn move or a capture resets the 50 move count

• #15

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

• #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?

• #17

Pawn moves and captures reset it.

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

• #18

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

• #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?

• #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.

Top
or

Online Now