Originally posted by alan996Does anyone know why someone joins a chess site over 3 years ago and then doesn't play chess?
The record has stood for nearly five years now. Does anyone know if research is still being done, or if any other long mates have been discovered recently?
Originally posted by greenpawn34Haha, since it's so easy would you care to annotate the game for us? Why is 35. Kb5! the only winning move? 😉
"...just to remind myself how wonderfully complicated chess is. "
What's complicated about it? It's a win in 517 moves.
Any fool can see that. 🙂
Originally posted by bosintangThe final position doesn't look like mate to me.
Here is the game the OP is referring to. Personally I love going through this game occasionally just to remind myself how wonderfully complicated chess is.
Black to play, and white to win in 517 moves:
[pgn][FEN "8/1r6/8/6n1/5k2/1b6/3K3N/7Q b - - 0 1"] 1...Rd7+ 2.Kc3! Bd1 3.Qf1+! Bf3 4.Qc1+! Kf5 5.Kb2! Rb7+ 6.Ka3 Ra7+ 7.Kb4 Rb7+ 8.Ka5 Ra7+ 9.Kb6 R ...[text shortened]... + Kh6 512.Qe3 Be6 513.Ne5 Bd5 514.Qd4 Bg8 515.Qd2 Nf6 516.Nf3 Nd5+ 517.Kb7 Kg7 518.Qxg5+[/pgn]