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  1. Behind you...
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    06 Oct '05 09:06
    Will chess still be around by the time this tournament finishes?
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    chemist
    Linkenheim
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    06 Oct '05 12:57
    Well I presume the last living player in the round will win eventually.

    But there is one game with two moves already. Maybe just made under pressure of the clock
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    Quack Quack Quack !
    Chesstralia
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    07 Oct '05 09:342 edits
    Originally posted by seraphimvulture
    Will chess still be around by the time this tournament finishes?
    Tournament 65 is also quite a longterm affair - i think many of the original participants will have died of natural causes before this tournament ends. (2 rounds in two years and 6 more rounds to go!)

    you are right ... Tournament 804 has potential to last very well ... with a conservative estimate: two weeks per move and 40 moves per round is 80 weeks per round ... 6 rounds gives ... easily ten years total if a strong player takes their thinking time!!!!