Otto Blathy was born in Tata, Hungary on August 11, 1860 and he is credited for creating a mate in 290 moves. This problem is the longest checkmate problem and Blathy won a prize for this work in 1929. The position is not legal (easy retro analysis) and it is easy to convert it to a legal position, but the original Blathy position is shown. The analysis/solution given here was done by Cyril Banderier in 1992 and has been online since 1998.  Mr. Blathy died on September 26, 1939 in Budapest.

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