I want to know which international game has the longest sequence of forced moves until checkmate, even if the opponent resigned the game. The result should not be drawn, i.e. we should consider 50 move rule).

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    This is bound to be some boring endgame position that takes 50+ moves to checkmate against perfect defence... Oct 6, 2014 at 11:53
  • @RemcoGerlich result should not be drawn.(i.e we should consider 50 move rule)
    – ManirajSS
    Oct 7, 2014 at 15:13
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    I know, but there could easily be a capture or pawn move in between. Oct 8, 2014 at 7:22
  • With a forced move, do you mean the only winning move in a particular position ?
    – Peter
    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:57

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Alekhine - Yates http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1012179

19 moves. Alekhine resigned a couple of moves before mate.


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