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  1. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    01 Jul '07 19:24
    White to mate in 257.


    P.S this isn´t as hard as it seems

    you might have to do a move sequence more than once
  2. 01 Jul '07 19:36
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    White to mate in 257.
    [fen]q5nn/1pk1p3/p3P1p1/P3rpP1/1Kp1pP1p/8/2PQ1PP1/8[/fen]

    P.S this isn´t as hard as it seems

    you might have to do a move sequence more than once
    1. Qd7+
    and I believe that you can get perpetual until a minute.
  3. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    01 Jul '07 19:40
    what do you mean with until a minute? but yes, only 256 moves to go
  4. 01 Jul '07 19:59
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    what do you mean with until a minute? but yes, only 256 moves to go
    I had my head in the clouds... but I'm afraid the puzzle wasn't too hard.
  5. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    02 Jul '07 01:13
    Originally posted by DeepRed
    I had my head in the clouds... but I'm afraid the puzzle wasn't too hard.
    so whats the answer?
  6. 02 Jul '07 02:46
    I think the first 20 or so moves go a little like this....


    [Event "....."]
    [Site "....."]
    [Date "????.??.??"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "White player"]
    [Black "Black player"]
    [Result "*"]
    [WhiteElo "0"]
    [BlackElo "0"]
    [TimeControl "0"]
    [SetUp "1"]
    [FEN "q5nn/1pk1p3/p3P1p1/P3rpP1/1Kp1pP1p/8/2PQ1PP1/8 w - - 0 1"]

    1. Qd7+ Kb8 2. Qd8+ Ka7 3. Qb6+ Kb8 4. fxe5 Kc8 5. Qd4 Kc7 6. Qd7+ Kb8 7.
    Qd8+ Ka7 8. Qd4+ Kb8 9. Kc3 Kc7 10. Qd7+ Kb8 11. Qd8+ Ka7 12. Qd4+ Kb8 13.
    Kd2 Kc8 14. Qd7+ Kb8 15. Ke2 Ka7 16. Qd4+ Kb8 17. Kf1 Kc7 18. Qd7+ Kb8 19.
    Kg1 Ka7 20. Qd4+ Kb8 21. Kh2 Kc7 22. Qd7+ Kb8 23. Kh3 Ka7 24. Qd4+ Kb8 25.
    Kxh4 *
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    02 Jul '07 04:09
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    White to mate in 257.
    P.S this isn´t as hard as it seems
    Right. It's harder.
  8. 02 Jul '07 15:34
    lol I gave up and just settled on the perpetual
  9. 02 Jul '07 22:17
    Considering the material difference, i would too. Even though black's pieces suck he's got so much more
  10. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    03 Jul '07 00:03
    Originally posted by Shinidoki
    I think the first 20 or so moves go a little like this....


    [Event "....."]
    [Site "....."]
    [Date "????.??.??"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "White player"]
    [Black "Black player"]
    [Result "*"]
    [WhiteElo "0"]
    [BlackElo "0"]
    [TimeControl "0"]
    [SetUp "1"]
    [FEN "q5nn/1pk1p3/p3P1p1/P3rpP1/1Kp1pP1p/8/2PQ1PP1/8 w - - 0 1"]

    1. Qd7+ Kb8 2. Qd8+ Ka7 3. Qb6+ K ...[text shortened]... Qd4+ Kb8 21. Kh2 Kc7 22. Qd7+ Kb8 23. Kh3 Ka7 24. Qd4+ Kb8 25.
    Kxh4 *
    The first few moves are correct, but then you got a little off track. keep trying.
  11. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    03 Jul '07 00:04
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    lol I gave up and just settled on the perpetual
    It says win, not draw.
  12. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    03 Jul '07 02:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    It says win, not draw.
    Right. That's what the 'give up' part means.

    Edit: Ironically, the forced mate in 257 is only possible if Black neglects to claim a draw by the 50-move rule. It is possible, though not very likely, that he would fail to make the claim.
  13. 03 Jul '07 14:15
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Right. That's what the 'give up' part means.

    Edit: Ironically, the forced mate in 257 is only possible if Black neglects to claim a draw by the 50-move rule. It is possible, though not very likely, that he would fail to make the claim.
    No captures, or Pawn moves = 50 move rule.....

    I'm sure white could capture or move something so as to avoid the draw in such a manner.....
  14. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    03 Jul '07 17:48
    Originally posted by Shinidoki
    No captures, or Pawn moves = 50 move rule.....

    I'm sure white could capture or move something so as to avoid the draw in such a manner.....
    You'd think so, but in this position, you'd be wrong.
  15. 03 Jul '07 22:26
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    You'd think so, but in this position, you'd be wrong.
    lets not forget the "scientific method".


    opinions should always be backed with evidence.