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On Chess.com it would be 500 moves, you cannot proceed from there.
Theoretically unlimited, neither player has to claim a draw at the 50-move rule.
The longest game with a decisive result (1-0 or 0-1) is 250-ish.
I've had a 350 move decisive game.
sorry to admit, but I wasted 3 minutes of my life looking at this silliness
Probably as long as it took me to play it.
You got a won position and then messed about to make it really long. A human would resign.
I wouldn't be so sure:
Taking about the time... On chess.com it is14 (days) × 500 (moves) × 2 (players) = 14 000 days which equals38 years and 4 months
The pawns don't need to capture each other. It can capture a piece and move off of its file and allow the opposing pawn "passage." So you only need to subtract a few moves from pawns moving up the board 1 square. It can later capture another piece to return to its original file where it will have clear passage. So how does that add up? Instead of subtracting 400 you subtract 16? Or do you not subtract anything?
Btw, this reminds me of a game where some guy calculated the fastest way to get 6 pawns on a single file. It was pretty funny.
The longest possible chess game lasts 5898 moves according to
At http://www.cwi.nl/~tromp/chess/longest.html you can play through a game that's short by 3 moves...
I thought the pawns getting passed each other might be a bit more complicated than you calculated in actual practice... I admit I thought your number would be further off than 2 because of it.
Depends on the time control...
Somewhere from 800-850 moves
AAAAHHHH!!!! AND 10|10 TIME ALSO!!
You all have got the wrong end of the stick. If you only move once every 14 days the longest game could go on for years.
According to MSC157: Taking about the time... On chess.com it is14 (days) × 500 (moves) × 2 (players) = 14 000 days which equals38 years and 4 months
You missed out vacation time, but I think that is splitting hairs.
Yes, I know. Let's say both players are premium members... Oh god, that's complicated.
They both have 90 days of possible vacation time. It refills in 45 months (3yr 9mh). But opponent refills it in 42 months of play, because he fills it also during other vacation time. So, unless I'm very much mistaken (and I probably am), it happens exactly 9 times for each player to use vacation time.
So, 9 (times) × 2 (players) × 3 (months of vacation) = 54 months54 months = 4 years 6 months
So actually it's around 42 years and 10 months.
Now that is a long time. You would be pretty fed up if you accidentally timed out after about 40 yrs.
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