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42, the answer is always 42.
I believe it is 53
Nikolic-Arsovic, Belgrade 1989, drawn after black's 269th move ( 20 hours and 15 minutes ; rook and bishop against rook ; seven scoresheets ).
The longest decisive game is Stepak-Mashian, Israel 1980, a win for white in 193 moves and 24 hours 30 minutes.
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The longest tournament chess game (in terms of moves) ever to be played was Nikolić-Arsović, Belgrade 1989, which lasted for 269 moves and took 20 hours and 15 minutes to complete a drawn game. At the time this game was played, FIDE had modified the fifty-move rule to allow 100 moves to be played without a piece being captured in a rook and bishop versus rook endgame, the situation in Nikolić versus Arsović. FIDE has since rescinded that modification to the rule.
The longest decisive tournament game is Fressinet–Kosteniuk, Villandry 2007, which Kosteniuk won in 237 moves. The last 116 moves were a rook and bishop versus rook ending, as in Nikolić – Arsović. Fressinet could have claimed a draw under the fifty-move rule, but did not do so since neither player was keeping score, it being a rapid chess game. Earlier in the tournament, Korchnoi had successfully invoked the rule to claim a draw against Fressinet; the arbiters overruled Fressinet's argument that Korchnoi could not do so without keeping score. Fressinet, apparently wanting to be consistent, did not try to claim a draw against Kosteniuk in the same situation.
Actually the 2nd longest decisive is:
210 move - Neverov-Bogdanovich (2013)
Thanks, Idreesarif, my info is from a book dated 1993, and I forgot to mention that !
haha! that's funny! thx for the info. I just wanted to know that. FROM NOW ON, THIS PAGE IS GOING TO BE USED JUST FOR DISCUSSION ABOUT ANY CHESS TOPIC.
OK let's discuss who is awesomer, knights or bishops.
I say knights, because they have their own unique move that even the queen can't do. and bishops can only get on half of the squares on the move.
So You ARE a cow! That explains alot.
The longest chess game ever was actually Rybka (Computer) vs. Hikaru Nakamura (Human). Nakamura won the game by checkmate on the 271st move, see it here: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1497429
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