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  1. 22 Feb '14 11:36
    Does anybody know how long in hours, minutes, and seconds the longest World Championship Match chess game has taken?

    The website below

    http://www.chess.com/chessopedia/view/longest-games

    says that
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    The longest game in a World Championship match was Korchnoi-Karpov, Baguio 1978. It was drawn (stalemate) in 124 moves.
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    It also says
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    In 1988 at the Saloniki Olympiad, Seirawan and Xu Jun played 198 moves, which ended in a stalemate.

    What a waste of life! Unless they both made some money.
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  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    22 Feb '14 15:48
    Originally posted by KingOnPoint
    Does anybody know how long in hours, minutes, and seconds the longest World Championship Match chess game has taken?

    The website below

    http://www.chess.com/chessopedia/view/longest-games

    says that
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    The longest game in a World Championship match was Korchnoi-Karpov, Baguio 1978. It was drawn (stalemate) in 124 mov ...[text shortened]... ate.

    What a waste of life! Unless they both made some money.
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    Waste of life?!?

    And you call yourself a chess player. For shame.
  3. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    22 Feb '14 18:09
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Waste of life?!?

    And you call yourself a chess player. For shame.
    ditto!!!