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  1. 12 Sep '10 05:08
    How long was the worlds longest decided chess game, who played in it, and in what year did it happen?
  2. 12 Sep '10 07:06
    I presume we are including correspondence?
  3. 12 Sep '10 07:57
    Originally posted by Habeascorp
    I presume we are including correspondence?
    No. They did play in person.
  4. 12 Sep '10 09:17
    Fressinet-Kosteniuk,Villandry 2007
    0-1 after 237 moves

    toet.
  5. 12 Sep '10 10:11
    Originally posted by toeternitoe
    Fressinet-Kosteniuk,Villandry 2007
    0-1 after 237 moves

    toet.
    Yours is newer but my older source was Stepak/Mashian in 1980. Only 193 moves but took 24.5 hrs to play.
  6. 12 Sep '10 10:15 / 1 edit
    Here is another of note but it was a draw game.... Nikoli/Arsovi, Belgrade 1989, which lasted for 269 moves and took 20 hours and 15 minutes to complete a drawn game.
  7. 12 Sep '10 10:20
    My source is Tim Krabbé's site:

    http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/records/records.htm

    With 'longest' I thought you meant the most moves,not the duration.

    toet.
  8. 12 Sep '10 10:40
    Originally posted by toeternitoe
    My source is Tim Krabbé's site:

    http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/records/records.htm

    With 'longest' I thought you meant the most moves,not the duration.

    toet.
    I should have made myself clearer. But thanks.

    Here is another interesting one: Nuber/Keckeisen, Mengen 1994 lasted 31 moves without a single capture. In the end Keckeisen, facing imminent checkmate, resigned.