- 26 Jul '07 11:13

The draw needs to be claimed, otherwise the games continues. So I guess "infinite" is the correct answer to the initial question since neither player needs to make the claim.*Originally posted by Jusuh***After 50 moves with no captures or pawn moves its a draw so do the math.**

With automatic draw claims, it is of course limited. - 26 Jul '07 11:24

its huge though. if both players wanted to play the longest legal chess game they could usde their first 49 moves moving a knight in and out then push a pawn, then start with the whole knight thing again. not very interesting but lots and lots a moves.*Originally posted by Jusuh***LOL!!**

its not infinite. Its not even 10 000 I guess. After 50 moves with no captures or pawn moves its a draw so do the math. - 26 Jul '07 13:18

I'd get infinite boredom if I tried that!*Originally posted by malinga***its huge though. if both players wanted to play the longest legal chess game they could usde their first 49 moves moving a knight in and out then push a pawn, then start with the whole knight thing again. not very interesting but lots and lots a moves.** - 26 Jul '07 13:20

Watch out for three times the same position though, there's another draw*Originally posted by malinga***its huge though. if both players wanted to play the longest legal chess game they could usde their first 49 moves moving a knight in and out then push a pawn, then start with the whole knight thing again. not very interesting but lots and lots a moves.** - 28 Jul '07 06:04 / 1 edit

That's right. It could also be infinite as well or some number. It could be anything.*Originally posted by big bern***1/-f=-1.... it could be zero.**

Rhetorically, "How can we know or assume anything about infinity?"

For this who are interested: http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/57069.html