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

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    $\begingroup$ No preview image of the board? $\endgroup$
    – athin
    Jun 27, 2019 at 7:18
  • $\begingroup$ Not last night, an hour ago. This is their solution. $\endgroup$
    – Glorfindel
    Jun 27, 2019 at 11:50

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Here is one of the solutions to the puzzle. This should show 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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