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Kevin Bonham
13-11-2007, 09:16 PM
Saw this on Tim Krabbe's site (http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess2/diary.htm). Believed to be the longest decisive "serious tournament" game not involving computers.

Krabbe writes "It's not clear why Fressinet, who was down in the dreaded R+B vs. R ending, never claimed a draw but allowed it to go on for 116 moves." I'm curious about this too - perhaps in absence of a scoresheet he did not believe his claim would be accepted? Surely he would have realised it was past 50 at some stage?

Please forgive me for not torturing the PGN viewer further by annotating the full thing. :rolleyes:

Fressinet - Kosteniuk, Villandry rapid 25' + 10'', 21 October 2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nc6 4.O-O Bd7 5.Re1 Nf6 6.c3 a6 7.Ba4 b5 8.Bc2 e5 9.h3 Be7 10.d4 O-O 11.d5 Na5 12.Nbd2 g6 13.b4 Nb7 14.a4 Qc7 15.Nf1 Nh5 16.Bh6 Ng7 17.Ng3 f6 18.Qd2 Rfc8 19.Ra2 a5 20.Rea1 axb4 21.cxb4 bxa4 22.Bxa4 Bxa4 23.Rxa4 Rxa4 24.Rxa4 cxb4 25.Rxb4 Nc5 26.Be3 Qd7 27.Rc4 Rb8 28.Bxc5 dxc5 29.Nf1 Ne8 30.Qc2 Qb5 31.N3d2 Qb2 32.Qa4 Kf7 33.Rc2 Qb4 34.Qd7 Nd6 35.Ne3 Kf8 36.Kh2 Rd8 37.Qg4 Qd4 38.Nec4 f5 39.Qe2 Nxe4 40.Nxe4 Qxe4 41.Qxe4 fxe4 42.Rd2 Bg5 43.Rd1 Rb8 44.Kg1 Rb4 45.Nxe5 c4 46.Nc6 Rb2 47.Nd4 c3 48.Re1 c2 49.Nxc2 Rxc2 50.Rxe4 Rd2 51.g3 Be7 52.Rf4+ Kg7 53.Kg2 Bc5 54.h4 Rxd5 55.Rc4 Kf6 56.Rc2 Kf5 57.Ra2 Bb4 58.Rb2 Bc3 59.Rc2 Rd3 60.Kf1 Bd4 61.Kg2 Rb3 62.Rc7 h6 63.Rf7+ Ke6 64.Rf4 Bb6 65.Rf8 Rb2 66.Rf3 g5 67.hxg5 hxg5 68.Rf8 Bc5 69.Rf3 Ra2 70.Kg1 Ra7 71.Kg2 Ke5 72.Kh3 Ra4 73.Kg2 Ra2 74.Rf7 Ke4 75.Rf3 Bd4 76.Rf8 Kd3 77.Rf5 Ke4 78.Rxg5 Rxf2+ 79.Kh3 Rf8 80.Rg4+ Ke3 81.Rf4 Rg8 82.Rg4 Bg7 83.Kg2 Kd3 84.Rg6 Ke4 85.Rg5 Kd4 86.Kg1 Kd3 87.Kg2 Ke4 88.Rg4+ Kf5 89.Rf4+ Kg5 90.Kf3 Ra8 91.Rg4+ Kf6 92.Rf4+ Ke6 93.Kg2 Be5 94.Rf3 Rh8 95.Kg1 Kd5 96.Kg2 Ke4 97.Rb3 Rc8 98.Kh3 Rc2 99.Kg4 Rg2 100.Ra3 Rg1 101.Rb3 Bd6 102.Rc3 Kd4 103.Rb3 Bc5 104.Rf3 Bb4 105.Rf4+ Kc3 106.Rf3+ Kd2 107.Kf5 Ke2 108.Rb3 Bd2 109.Ke4 Ra1 110.Kf5 Be3 111.Kg4 Ra4+ 112.Kh3 Ra7 113.Rb5 Rf7 114.Kg4 Rg7+ 115.Kh3 Bf2 116.Rb3 Kf1 117.Rb1+ Be1 118.Rb3 Rh7+ 119.Kg4 Kg2 120.Kf4 Rf7+ 121.Ke4 Bxg3 122.Rb2+ Kh3 123.Rb3 Kg4 124.Kd5 Bf4 125.Ke6 Rf8 126.Rb1 Re8+ 127.Kd7 Re5 128.Rd1 Kf5 129.Kc6 Re2 130.Rd8 Rc2+ 131.Kb5 Ke6 132.Rd4 Bd6 133.Rc4 Rb2+ 134.Kc6 Rb8 135.Rh4 Rc8+ 136.Kb7 Rc1 137.Kb6 Bf8 138.Kb5 Rc5+ 139.Kb6 Rc1 140.Kb5 Bd6 141.Rc4 Ra1 142.Kc6 Be5 143.Rc2 Ra8 144.Rc4 Rd8 145.Rc5 Bd4 146.Rc4 Rd6+ 147.Kc7 Rd7+ 148.Kc6 Be5 149.Rc5 Rd6+ 150.Kb5 Rd8 151.Kc6 Bd4 152.Rc4 Ke5 153.Kc7 Rh8 154.Kc6 Rh6+ 155.Kb7 Kd5 156.Rc7 Rb6+ 157.Kc8 Be5 158.Rb7 Rh6 159.Kd7 Bd6 160.Rb5+ Bc5 161.Rb7 Re6 162.Rc7 Bb6 163.Rb7 Rh6 164.Kc8 Ba5 165.Kd7 Kc5 166.Kc8 Rd6 167.Rd7 Rg6 168.Rb7 Bd2 169.Kd7 Bf4 170.Kc8 Kd5 171.Kd7 Rg7+ 172.Kc8 Rg1 173.Kd7 Bd6 174.Rb5+ Bc5 175.Rb7 Rd1 176.Kc8 Ke6 177.Kc7 Rc1 178.Kc6 Bd6+ 179.Kb5 Kd5 180.Rb6 Bc5 181.Rb7 Kd6 182.Ka6 Ra1+ 183.Kb5 Kd5 184.Rd7+ Bd6 185.Rb7 Rh1 186.Rb6 Bc7 187.Rb7 Rc1 188.Ka6 Kd6 189.Kb5 Rb1+ 190.Ka6 Ra1+ 191.Kb5 Bb8 192.Kb6 Bc7+ 193.Kb5 Ra5+ 194.Kb4 Rh5 195.Kc4 Kc6 196.Rb3 Rh4+ 197.Kd3 Ba5 198.Rb8 Kc5 199.Rg8 Rd4+ 200.Ke3 Bd2+ 201.Kf3 Rd7 202.Rg4 Kd5 203.Ke2 Ke5 204.Kf3 Bh6 205.Ra4 Rd5 206.Rh4 Bg5 207.Ra4 Rd3+ 208.Ke2 Re3+ 209.Kf2 Rb3 210.Ke2 Be3 211.Ra8 Bd4 212.Re8+ Kf4 213.Kd2 Be5 214.Kc2 Rc3+ 215.Kd2 Rc7 216.Kd3 Rd7+ 217.Kc4 Ke4 218.Kb5 Kd5 219.Rc8 Rb7+ 220.Ka6 Rb1 221.Rc2 Bd6 222.Rc8 Bc5 223.Rd8+ Kc4 224.Rc8 Rb2 225.Rc6 Kd5 226.Rc8 Rb6+ 227.Ka7 Kd6 228.Rb8 Rb1+ 229.Ka8 Ra1+ 230.Kb7 Ra7+ 231.Kc8 Rh7 232.Rb1 Kc6 233.Rd1 Be3 234.Kd8 Bc5 235.Kc8 Ra7 236.Kb8 Ra2 237.Rc1 Rh2 and White resigned.

Denis_Jessop
14-11-2007, 02:34 PM
Saw this on Tim Krabbe's site (http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess2/diary.htm). Believed to be the longest decisive "serious tournament" game not involving computers.

Krabbe writes "It's not clear why Fressinet, who was down in the dreaded R+B vs. R ending, never claimed a draw but allowed it to go on for 116 moves." I'm curious about this too - perhaps in absence of a scoresheet he did not believe his claim would be accepted? Surely he would have realised it was past 50 at some stage?

Please forgive me for not torturing the PGN viewer further by annotating the full thing. :rolleyes:

Fressinet - Kosteniuk, Villandry rapid 25' + 10'', 21 October 2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nc6 4.O-O Bd7 5.Re1 Nf6 6.c3 a6 7.Ba4 b5 8.Bc2 e5 9.h3 Be7 10.d4 O-O 11.d5 Na5 12.Nbd2 g6 13.b4 Nb7 14.a4 Qc7 15.Nf1 Nh5 16.Bh6 Ng7 17.Ng3 f6 18.Qd2 Rfc8 19.Ra2 a5 20.Rea1 axb4 21.cxb4 bxa4 22.Bxa4 Bxa4 23.Rxa4 Rxa4 24.Rxa4 cxb4 25.Rxb4 Nc5 26.Be3 Qd7 27.Rc4 Rb8 28.Bxc5 dxc5 29.Nf1 Ne8 30.Qc2 Qb5 31.N3d2 Qb2 32.Qa4 Kf7 33.Rc2 Qb4 34.Qd7 Nd6 35.Ne3 Kf8 36.Kh2 Rd8 37.Qg4 Qd4 38.Nec4 f5 39.Qe2 Nxe4 40.Nxe4 Qxe4 41.Qxe4 fxe4 42.Rd2 Bg5 43.Rd1 Rb8 44.Kg1 Rb4 45.Nxe5 c4 46.Nc6 Rb2 47.Nd4 c3 48.Re1 c2 49.Nxc2 Rxc2 50.Rxe4 Rd2 51.g3 Be7 52.Rf4+ Kg7 53.Kg2 Bc5 54.h4 Rxd5 55.Rc4 Kf6 56.Rc2 Kf5 57.Ra2 Bb4 58.Rb2 Bc3 59.Rc2 Rd3 60.Kf1 Bd4 61.Kg2 Rb3 62.Rc7 h6 63.Rf7+ Ke6 64.Rf4 Bb6 65.Rf8 Rb2 66.Rf3 g5 67.hxg5 hxg5 68.Rf8 Bc5 69.Rf3 Ra2 70.Kg1 Ra7 71.Kg2 Ke5 72.Kh3 Ra4 73.Kg2 Ra2 74.Rf7 Ke4 75.Rf3 Bd4 76.Rf8 Kd3 77.Rf5 Ke4 78.Rxg5 Rxf2+ 79.Kh3 Rf8 80.Rg4+ Ke3 81.Rf4 Rg8 82.Rg4 Bg7 83.Kg2 Kd3 84.Rg6 Ke4 85.Rg5 Kd4 86.Kg1 Kd3 87.Kg2 Ke4 88.Rg4+ Kf5 89.Rf4+ Kg5 90.Kf3 Ra8 91.Rg4+ Kf6 92.Rf4+ Ke6 93.Kg2 Be5 94.Rf3 Rh8 95.Kg1 Kd5 96.Kg2 Ke4 97.Rb3 Rc8 98.Kh3 Rc2 99.Kg4 Rg2 100.Ra3 Rg1 101.Rb3 Bd6 102.Rc3 Kd4 103.Rb3 Bc5 104.Rf3 Bb4 105.Rf4+ Kc3 106.Rf3+ Kd2 107.Kf5 Ke2 108.Rb3 Bd2 109.Ke4 Ra1 110.Kf5 Be3 111.Kg4 Ra4+ 112.Kh3 Ra7 113.Rb5 Rf7 114.Kg4 Rg7+ 115.Kh3 Bf2 116.Rb3 Kf1 117.Rb1+ Be1 118.Rb3 Rh7+ 119.Kg4 Kg2 120.Kf4 Rf7+ 121.Ke4 Bxg3 122.Rb2+ Kh3 123.Rb3 Kg4 124.Kd5 Bf4 125.Ke6 Rf8 126.Rb1 Re8+ 127.Kd7 Re5 128.Rd1 Kf5 129.Kc6 Re2 130.Rd8 Rc2+ 131.Kb5 Ke6 132.Rd4 Bd6 133.Rc4 Rb2+ 134.Kc6 Rb8 135.Rh4 Rc8+ 136.Kb7 Rc1 137.Kb6 Bf8 138.Kb5 Rc5+ 139.Kb6 Rc1 140.Kb5 Bd6 141.Rc4 Ra1 142.Kc6 Be5 143.Rc2 Ra8 144.Rc4 Rd8 145.Rc5 Bd4 146.Rc4 Rd6+ 147.Kc7 Rd7+ 148.Kc6 Be5 149.Rc5 Rd6+ 150.Kb5 Rd8 151.Kc6 Bd4 152.Rc4 Ke5 153.Kc7 Rh8 154.Kc6 Rh6+ 155.Kb7 Kd5 156.Rc7 Rb6+ 157.Kc8 Be5 158.Rb7 Rh6 159.Kd7 Bd6 160.Rb5+ Bc5 161.Rb7 Re6 162.Rc7 Bb6 163.Rb7 Rh6 164.Kc8 Ba5 165.Kd7 Kc5 166.Kc8 Rd6 167.Rd7 Rg6 168.Rb7 Bd2 169.Kd7 Bf4 170.Kc8 Kd5 171.Kd7 Rg7+ 172.Kc8 Rg1 173.Kd7 Bd6 174.Rb5+ Bc5 175.Rb7 Rd1 176.Kc8 Ke6 177.Kc7 Rc1 178.Kc6 Bd6+ 179.Kb5 Kd5 180.Rb6 Bc5 181.Rb7 Kd6 182.Ka6 Ra1+ 183.Kb5 Kd5 184.Rd7+ Bd6 185.Rb7 Rh1 186.Rb6 Bc7 187.Rb7 Rc1 188.Ka6 Kd6 189.Kb5 Rb1+ 190.Ka6 Ra1+ 191.Kb5 Bb8 192.Kb6 Bc7+ 193.Kb5 Ra5+ 194.Kb4 Rh5 195.Kc4 Kc6 196.Rb3 Rh4+ 197.Kd3 Ba5 198.Rb8 Kc5 199.Rg8 Rd4+ 200.Ke3 Bd2+ 201.Kf3 Rd7 202.Rg4 Kd5 203.Ke2 Ke5 204.Kf3 Bh6 205.Ra4 Rd5 206.Rh4 Bg5 207.Ra4 Rd3+ 208.Ke2 Re3+ 209.Kf2 Rb3 210.Ke2 Be3 211.Ra8 Bd4 212.Re8+ Kf4 213.Kd2 Be5 214.Kc2 Rc3+ 215.Kd2 Rc7 216.Kd3 Rd7+ 217.Kc4 Ke4 218.Kb5 Kd5 219.Rc8 Rb7+ 220.Ka6 Rb1 221.Rc2 Bd6 222.Rc8 Bc5 223.Rd8+ Kc4 224.Rc8 Rb2 225.Rc6 Kd5 226.Rc8 Rb6+ 227.Ka7 Kd6 228.Rb8 Rb1+ 229.Ka8 Ra1+ 230.Kb7 Ra7+ 231.Kc8 Rh7 232.Rb1 Kc6 233.Rd1 Be3 234.Kd8 Bc5 235.Kc8 Ra7 236.Kb8 Ra2 237.Rc1 Rh2 and White resigned.

Was it the PGN Viewer or the PGN Viewer viewer that you didn't want to torture :rolleyes:
Also which Kosteniuk was it, though either of them would be worth 237 moves even if you were a GM. I see that there was a Philidor theme both to the game and the event (held in France) so perhaps Fressinet, who is French, was just enjoying his loss by setting up the position :hmm: (I haven't yet tortured myself to the power of 237 to form a clearer view.)

DJ

Garvinator
14-11-2007, 02:51 PM
Also which Kosteniuk was it
I believe it was Alexandra.

Aaron Guthrie
14-11-2007, 03:53 PM
Krabbe writes "It's not clear why Fressinet, who was down in the dreaded R+B vs. R ending, never claimed a draw but allowed it to go on for 116 moves." I'm curious about this too - perhaps in absence of a scoresheet he did not believe his claim would be accepted? Surely he would have realised it was past 50 at some stage?Maybe he was trying to win.

MichaelBaron
14-11-2007, 06:12 PM
Maybe he was trying to win.
LOL