The longuest mate 4 Bishops vs Queen

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  • Published on Dec 1, 2008
  • idem
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Comments • 6

  • Yoni Lavi
    Yoni Lavi 3 years ago

    Since the bishops protect each other and also form an impassable barrier for the enemy king, the queen can't make any progress. Can't take any material and can't deliver checkmate. The only hope for it is to keep a perpetual check going somehow. In this position, that's impossible.

    • SafeSpeeder
      SafeSpeeder 2 years ago

      The mate in 551 looks like a realistic endgame position.

    • SafeSpeeder
      SafeSpeeder 2 years ago

      4 knights vs queen also wins.

  • doedicurus
    doedicurus 10 years ago

    How do you know these solutions? 7 piece tablebases aren't available yet.

    • SafeSpeeder
      SafeSpeeder 2 years ago

      they have been since a few years ago.

  • Offramp Tavanipupu
    Offramp Tavanipupu 10 years ago

    The bishops protect each other and there is not much the queen can do. There are some cool-looking patterns. Who is the singer? It doesn't really sound like Brel....