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  1. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    16 Mar '06 23:04
    ...for the game with the most moves here on RHP? Just curious,as I'm about to finish a 127 mover(50 move rule)
  2. Standard member Derfel Cadarn
    The Mighty
    16 Mar '06 23:13
    Bowmann and Trains44 had one that was in the 180's I believe.
  3. Standard member leisurelysloth
    Man of Steel
    16 Mar '06 23:26
    Originally posted by Derfel Cadarn
    Bowmann and Trains44 had one that was in the 180's I believe.
    Game 1120321 ?

    Bowmann should have kept playing. He could have gotten the win.
  4. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    16 Mar '06 23:27
    Originally posted by leisurelysloth
    Game 1120321 ?

    Bowmann should have kept playing. He could have gotten the win.
    158 moves. Sheesh!
  5. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    16 Mar '06 23:30
    Originally posted by sundown316
    158 moves. Sheesh!
    I don't think that should count. Yours is much more legitimate.
  6. 16 Mar '06 23:39
    Originally posted by ark13
    I don't think that should count. Yours is much more legitimate.
    Exactly K versus K is a stalemate. Anyone who is a 2000 or even 1500 player would know that. What was the point in continuing on?

    GV
  7. Standard member Derfel Cadarn
    The Mighty
    16 Mar '06 23:44
    Originally posted by Nighthawk62
    Exactly K versus K is a stalemate. Anyone who is a 2000 or even 1500 player would know that. What was the point in continuing on?

    GV
    Is this a rhetorical question? It's Trains44 and Bowmann for Gods sake...
  8. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    16 Mar '06 23:54
    Originally posted by Nighthawk62
    Exactly K versus K is a stalemate. Anyone who is a 2000 or even 1500 player would know that.
    No, its not. But I agree that it was a waste of time.

    D
  9. 17 Mar '06 00:01
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    No, its not. But I agree that it was a waste of time.

    D
    Maybe they had an interesting conversation, although I must admit that's hard to imagine.
  10. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    17 Mar '06 00:21
    Originally posted by sundown316
    ...for the game with the most moves here on RHP? Just curious,as I'm about to finish a 127 mover(50 move rule)
    http://www.chessgames.com//perl/chessgame?gid=1070866

    D
  11. 17 Mar '06 01:35
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    http://www.chessgames.com//perl/chessgame?gid=1070866

    D
    The Winner, Eat you heart out:

    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
  12. 17 Mar '06 02:30
    Originally posted by leisurelysloth
    Game 1120321 ?

    Bowmann should have kept playing. He could have gotten the win.
    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..
  13. 17 Mar '06 02:34
    Originally posted by yashsr
    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..
    If he took the rook it would have been stalemate
  14. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    17 Mar '06 03:00
    Replace all references to Trains44 by 'he', 'him' or similar with 'his engine' 'the mighty chess engine' or other fitting phrase.
  15. Standard member leisurelysloth
    Man of Steel
    17 Mar '06 05:12
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Maybe they had an interesting conversation, although I must admit that's hard to imagine.
    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.

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