- 16 Mar '06 23:26

Game 1120321 ?*Originally posted by Derfel Cadarn***Bowmann and Trains44 had one that was in the 180's I believe.**

Bowmann should have kept playing. He could have gotten the win. - 16 Mar '06 23:27

158 moves. Sheesh!*Originally posted by leisurelysloth***Game 1120321 ?**

Bowmann should have kept playing. He could have gotten the win. - 17 Mar '06 01:35

The Winner, Eat you heart out:*Originally posted by Ragnorak***http://www.chessgames.com//perl/chessgame?gid=1070866**

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After checking several sources and databases, I can now safely say

that Greg Huber's 156 move win over Dale Haessel from the recent

Alberta Championship is the longest game in Canadian history!

Huber's persistence finally paid off as he escorted his pawn to

the queening square. Haessel was down to less than a minute on his

clock by move 31, and had to play 125 straight moves on nothing but

the 30 second increment.

[Event "Alberta Championship"]

[Site "Edmonton"]

[Date "2006.02.18"]

[Round "2"]

[White "Haessel, Dale"]

[Black "Huber, Greg"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A00"]

[WhiteElo "2251"]

[BlackElo "2306"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. Nc3 g6 7. Bf4

a6 8. e4 b5

9. Qe2 Nh5 10. Bg5 f6 11. Be3 Be7 12. a4 b4 13. Nd1 O-O 14. Bh6 Re8

15. Ne3 Bf8

16. Bxf8 Kxf8 17. Nd2 Ra7 18. Qf3 Nd7 19. Ndc4 Qe7 20. Bd3 Ne5 21.

Nxe5 Qxe5

22. Nc4 Qxd5 23. O-O Qg5 24. Nxd6 Bg4 25. Qe3 Qxe3 26. fxe3 Re6 27.

Nc4 Rd7 28.

h3 Bxh3 29. Be2 Rxe4 30. gxh3 Ng3 31. Rxf6+ Ke7 32. Rxa6 Nxe2+ 33.

Kf2 Rxc4 34.

Kxe2 Rc2+ 35. Kf3 Rxb2 36. Rc6 Rc2 37. a5 Ra7 38. a6 b3 39. Rb6 b2

40. Rb1 Kd7

41. Ke4 Kc7 42. R1xb2 Rxb2 43. Rxb2 Rxa6 44. Kd5 Rc6 45. e4 c4 46.

Rc2 c3 47.

Kd4 Kd6 48. Rxc3 Rxc3 49. Kxc3 Ke5 50. Kd3 g5 51. Ke3 h5 52. Kf3 Kd4

53. h4 g4+

54. Kf4 Kc5 55. Ke3 Kd6 56. Kf2 Ke6 57. Ke2 Kf7 58. Kf2 Kf6 59. Ke2

Ke5 60. Ke3

Kd6 61. Kf2 Kc5 62. Ke3 Kc4 63. Kf4 Kd4 64. e5 Kd5 65. Kf5 g3 66. e6

g2 67. e7

g1=Q 68. e8=Q Qg4+ 69. Kf6 Qxh4+ 70. Kg6 Qg4+ 71. Kh6 h4 72. Qb5+

Ke6 73. Qc6+

Kf7 74. Qc7+ Kf6 75. Qc3+ Ke7 76. Qc5+ Kf6 77. Qc3+ Kf5 78. Qc5+ Kf4

79. Qf2+

Ke4 80. Qe1+ Kf5 81. Qa5+ Kf4 82. Qc7+ Kf3 83. Qc3+ Kg2 84. Qd2+ Kh3

85. Qd3+

Qg3 86. Qd7+ Kg2 87. Qd2+ Qf2 88. Qd5+ Qf3 89. Qd2+ Kh3 90. Qd7+ Kg3

91. Qg7+

Kh2 92. Qe5+ Kh3 93. Qe6+ Kg3 94. Qg6+ Kh2 95. Qc2+ Kg3 96. Qg6+ Kh3

97. Qe6+

Kg3 98. Qg6+ Kf2 99. Qc2+ Kg1 100. Qc1+ Kg2 101. Qc2+ Kh3 102. Qc8+

Kg3 103.

Qg8+ Kf2 104. Qa2+ Qe2 105. Qf7+ Ke1 106. Kh7 Qe4+ 107. Kh8 h3 108.

Qc7 Qh4+

109. Kg8 Qg5+ 110. Kh8 Qh6+ 111. Kg8 Qg6+ 112. Kh8 Qe8+ 113. Kh7

Qe4+ 114. Kh8

Qd4+ 115. Kh7 Qd3+ 116. Kh8 Qd4+ 117. Kg8 Qg1+ 118. Kh7 Qe3 119. Qh2

Qe7+ 120.

Kh8 Qf8+ 121. Kh7 Qf5+ 122. Kh8 Kf1 123. Qh1+ Kf2 124. Qh2+ Kf3 125.

Qh1+ Kg4

126. Qd1+ Kg5 127. Qc1+ Kg6 128. Qg1+ Kh6 129. Qe3+ Kg6 130. Qe8+

Kf6 131. Qc6+

Kg5 132. Qc1+ Qf4 133. Qg1+ Kf5 134. Qb1+ Kf6 135. Qb6+ Kg5 136.

Qg1+ Kh6 137.

Qb6+ Kh5 138. Qc5+ Kh6 139. Qc6+ Kg5 140. Qc5+ Kh4 141. Qe7+ Kh5

142. Qc5+ Qg5

143. Qf2 Qh6+ 144. Kg8 Qg5+ 145. Kh8 Qe5+ 146. Kh7 h2 147. Qf3+ Kg5

148. Qg2+

Kf6 149. Qc6+ Kf7 150. Qf3+ Ke8 151. Qc6+ Kd8 152. Qa8+ Kd7 153. Qh1

Qh5+ 154.

Kg8 Kd6 155. Kg7 Qg5+ 156. Kh8 Qg1 0-1

Comment:

Thanks for doing some research on this, Micah. It's an interesting

little tidbit! I never felt like I had enough time on the clock to

really decide if there were serious winning chances or not, so all I

could do was keep making tricky moves and seeing what happens. There

were lots of positions where Dale had to choose between a few checks,

and at least one of them was bad in a not-so-obvious way that ends up

leaving him without more checks. He seemed to constantly find 'good'

checks somehow despite the short-time on his clock. Mind you, even the

few times when his checks did run out it was still unclear if/how

progress could be made, and whether pushing my h-pawn was really

accomplishing anything. I guess it worked in the end, but I'd be amazed

if it wasn't really a draw.

I felt bad when Dale had to do the bathroom-dash eventually, since I

wasn't just playing on for the bladder-exploding effects. I was

impressed that he got back to the board amazingly quickly so the game

wasn't decided by a stupid flag. I'm eventually going to run the

endgame through one of the 5-piece endgame databases move-by-move to

see how far from ideal our squishy human moves were.

-Greg

Isn't OTB so much better? Wash room dash You know you like it. I forced my opponent to do that once - 17 Mar '06 02:30

Check out the move 113 of this game. Trans44 who is white could have easily captured black's rook and eventually won the game. Maybe he was interested in the record and not winning the game..*Originally posted by leisurelysloth***Game 1120321 ?**

Bowmann should have kept playing. He could have gotten the win. - 17 Mar '06 05:12

I found the conversation with Trains, during our embarrassingly short game, to be quite pleasant. Actually he was the only person I've played thus far who was interested in chatting during the game.*Originally posted by Nordlys***Maybe they had an interesting conversation, although I must admit that's hard to imagine.**

Or, perhaps you were referring to the other side of the conversation....