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Longest chess game???

Longest chess game???

Aug 24, 2016, 6:52 AM 10

  It was all bad chess, it was rude and stupid and the offender(s) got two accounts closed for causing so much trouble ... but this is still something I am obliged - as a chess journalist - to report.

Take a look at the following game:
According to the overview ... which you cannot see anymore because the account was closed ... this chess game went an incredible 1,233 moves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The PGN file maxes out at 300, (and stops giving the move number); and the replay function stopped at at 500. It occurred during a 2-1 tournament ... which was delayed for quite some time. (I was the one who reported it.)

It is definitely a record, albeit one with an asterisk beside it.
 (It was utterly contrived & artificial, neither side was trying to win ...) 


"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." - List of world records in chess - Wikipedia. (An on-line, free encyclopedia.) 


What is he longest game I have ever been involved in? A simple (honest) answer is that I don't know ... I am sure I have had 2-3 games which exceeded 100 moves ... I was evicted last year and all of my scoresheets were thrown out, so I cannot offer more facts than what I can recall from memory. 


What is the longest chess game I have seen? I do not recall the players, but some 35+ years ago I witnessed a game in Chicago. They were still doing adjournments in those days and the game had been adjourned and was being played AFTER 2:00 AM in the morning ... I think both players were nodding off and one side blundered ... I am sure that the game went over 130 moves!

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