"Chessmaniac Records in Chess"
".... Longest calculation. Alexander Alekhine wrote that he calculated 20 moves ahead in a combination while playing Black against Treybal at Pistyan in 1922. Garry Kasparov wrote that he calculated 18 moves ahead in a combination while playing White against Topalov at Wijk aan Zee in 1999. Kasparov called it his best game he ever played.
Longest chess career. Walter Ivans (1870-1968) of Tucson, Arizona, started playing chess at the age of 10. He died at the age of 98. He played chess for 85 years. Walter Muir (1905-1999) played correspondence chess for 75 years. Mikhail Segal of Russia started playing chess at a young age. In 1920, he won the championship of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. At 100, he was still playing chess. He died at the age of 101.
Longest chess club president. In 1853, John Watkinson became president of the Huddensfield Chess Club in England. He remained its president for 70 years, when he died in 1923. In 1923, Lev Mogilyover became president of the Rubinstein Chess Club in Jerusalem. He remained its president for 70 years, when he died in 1993 at the age of 92. Alexander Kazantsev was the President of the Composition Committee of the USSR Chess Federation for 70 years, from 1926 to 1996.
Longest chess correspondence. For 53 years, two South African players, Reinhart Straszacker and Hendrik van Huyssteen, played 112 correspondence games from 1946 to 1999, when Straszacker died.
Longest chess player name. Lionel Adalbert Bagration Felix Kieseritsky.
Longest chess problem. The longest solution to a composed chess problem requires 292 moves. Note: Can you top that, Geoff? lol
Longest consecutive captures in a row. In Blodig-Wimmer, Germany 1988, and Rudd-Roberson, Swansea 2006, there were 17 captures of chess pawns and pieces in a row (17 half moves).
Longest decisive game. The longest decisive chess game is 237 moves (Fressinet-Kosteniuk, Villandry 2007). It was won by Black. The longest decisive game in world championship play is 102 moves, Kasparov-Karpov, Lyon 1990, 16th game. It was won by Kasparov.
Longest ex-world champion. Max Euwe was ex-World Champion for 44 years.
Longest game. The longest tournament chess game (in terms of moves) is 269 moves (Nikolic-Arsovic, Belgrade 1989). The game ended in a draw after over 20 hours of play. 10 games have been 200 moves or over in tournament play..."