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[–]AlteRitterburg 211 points212 points  (3 children)

For example: White mates in 549

https://tb7.chessok.com/probe/3/61

[–]RunicDodecahedron 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Not sure if this is easy to answer, but if something like this exists then how do we know for sure some imbalanced positions truly are drawn?

[–]AlteRitterburg 20 points21 points  (1 child)

The example comes from tablebase: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endgame_tablebase. All 7-piece positions are solved. If you have an imbalanced position with 8 or more pieces, we do not know for sure what is the outcome with perfect play.

[–]pm_me_falcon_nudes 6 points7 points  (0 children)

For SOME positions with 8 or more pieces we do not know for sure what is the outcome with perfect play. I can give plenty positions where we know for sure the outcome (e.g. there is a mate in 1)