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Is KQB vs KP generally sufficient to force a selfmate?

User Hauke Reddmann noted in a previous answer that there should be a straightforward way to secure selfmate against a substantially weaker opponent (i.e., force them to checkmate you): win all the ...
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What would happen in a chess game between two grandmasters who are both trying to lose? [duplicate]

Imagine if two highly-skilled players (e.g., GMs, chess engines) were playing a chess game under standard FIDE rules, except that neither can resign or otherwise forfeit the game and both are trying ...
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The quickest selfmate in 1

How quickly can a legal game reach a position where one side must give checkmate? This is in effect Evergalo's reading (see his (now deleted) answer) of Rewan Demontay's Question 33154; that question ...