I call this "All The King's Men" because lots of White's pieces are needed in this selfmate. It was somewhat of an accident actually, but it is still a pretty position in my opinion.

It's whiteto move and the goal here is to selfmate themselves in 14 moves. Naturally, Black tries to prolong their resistance for as long as possible.

EDIT-Sorry for changing the diagram so much, but I just keep finding ways to use less and less pieces! This will my last change to the diagram, I swear!

Also, shoopi's answer contains a wonderful example for a stragety on hoq to solve this problem. The solution adheres to the original diagram, but it is still useful, helpful, relavant, and outstanding

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Good luck!

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    $\begingroup$ No preview image of the board? $\endgroup$ – athin Jun 27 at 7:18
  • $\begingroup$ I am unable to attach pictures in the mobile app @athin $\endgroup$ – Rewan Demontay Jun 27 at 9:09
  • $\begingroup$ I swear that some put up an answer last night and then deleted it. $\endgroup$ – Rewan Demontay Jun 27 at 11:33
  • $\begingroup$ Not last night, an hour ago. This is their solution. $\endgroup$ – Glorfindel Jun 27 at 11:50
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks Glorfindel, but the link doesn't have a movelist....(Also, do you mind if a I call you "Glor" for short? Idk why really, it just feels nice to me.? $\endgroup$ – Rewan Demontay Jun 27 at 12:02

Well, it is unfortunate that you edited your puzzle after I already found a solution. So I'll post one of the solutions to the original puzzle, and if anyone wants to have a go at the edited position he should have a clear idea for the strategy:

1. hxg8=Q+ Kxg8 2. gxh8=Q+ Kf7 3. e8=B+ Ke6 4. Rd6+ Kxd6 5. Qh3 Kd5 6. Qd7+ Kc4 7. Be7 Kb3 8. Qa1 Kc4 9. Qa4+ Kc3 10. b6 axb6 11. Rd1 b5 12. Qa2 b4 13. h7 b3 14. Qa4 b2#

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