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Kevin Bonham
02-12-2006, 02:13 AM
[Event "CCRL 40/40"]
[Site "CCRL"]
[Date "2006.11.05"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Hiarcs X54 32-bit"]
[Black "Rybka 1.2 32-bit"]
[Result "0-1"]
[PlyCount "566"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8.
O-O-O h6 9. Be3 Nxd4 10. Bxd4 b5 11. f3 Qa5 12. Kb1 Be7 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. a3
Rb8 15. Be2 Bb7 16. Qd4 Bc6 17. Na2 Qb6 18. Nb4 Bd7 19. Qxb6 Rxb6 20. c3 Rg8
21. g4 Kf8 22. Nc2 Kg7 23. f4 a5 24. Rd3 Rc8 25. Rhd1 Bc6 26. Bf3 Rb7 27. Bg2
Bd7 28. R3d2 Rbb8 29. h3 Rc5 30. Bf3 Rc7 31. h4 Rc5 32. Ka2 Rcc8 33. Re1 Rc7
34. Kb1 Rbc8 35. Red1 Rb7 36. Rc1 Rb6 37. Rd3 Rbc6 38. Rcd1 Rb8 39. Bg2 Ra6 40.
R3d2 Ra7 41. Re1 Rc8 42. Rf1 Rb7 43. Bf3 Rbb8 44. Rg1 Rc5 45. Rgd1 Kg8 46. Rd3
Rc4 47. Ne3 Rcc8 48. Rc1 Rc7 49. Nc2 Kg7 50. Rd2 Kh7 51. Rcd1 Rc5 52. Rg2 Kg6
53. Rgg1 Kg7 54. Rd2 Rcc8 55. Rh1 Rb6 56. Bg2 Rc5 57. Rd3 Rb8 58. Rg1 Bc8 59.
Nd4 a4 60. Bf1 Bd7 61. Rd1 Bd8 62. Bg2 Bc7 63. Bf3 Rc8 64. Rd3 Rd8 65. Rgd1 Ra8
66. Be2 Rb8 67. Ka2 Rb6 68. Bf3 Rb7 69. Rf1 Rb8 70. Kb1 Bc8 71. Be2 Bb7 72. Re3
Bb6 73. Bd3 Bc8 74. Ref3 Bd7 75. Be2 Rg8 76. Rd3 Rh8 77. Nc2 Bc7 78. Re3 Bd8
79. Nb4 Rc7 80. Rd3 Be7 81. Rfd1 Rhc8 82. Kc2 Rg8 83. Rf3 Rh8 84. Kd2 Rc5 85.
Na6 Rcc8 86. Rg3 Rhg8 87. Nb4 Kf8 88. Ke3 Ke8 89. Rg2 Kd8 90. Bf3 Kc7 91. Rgd2
Be8 92. Kd3 Kb6 93. Be2 Bd7 94. Rf1 Rc7 95. Ke3 Bc8 96. Rfd1 Rd7 97. Rd3 Bb7
98. Bf3 Rdd8 99. Rh1 Rc8 100. Ke2 Rc4 101. Rd4 Rc5 102. Rhd1 Rd8 103. Kf2 Rc4
104. Rxc4 bxc4 105. Ke3 Kb5 106. Nc2 Kc5 107. f5 Rb8 108. Rd4 Ba6 109. Nb4 Bb5
110. Be2 Bd8 111. Rd1 Rb7 112. Rb1 Rc7 113. Bf3 Re7 114. Rd1 Bb6 115. Rf1 Ra7
116. Bg2 Bd8 117. Nc2 Bd7 118. Rd1 Rb7 119. Nb4 Bb5 120. Rd4 Rb8 121. Kf3 Bc7
122. Bf1 Rd8 123. Be2 Bb6 124. Rd1 Re8 125. Kg2 Ba5 126. Kg3 Bc7 127. Kf2 Rg8
128. Ke3 Bb6 129. Rd4 Ba5 130. Rd2 Rb8 131. Kf3 Ra8 132. Rd1 Rd8 133. Ke3 Re8
134. Bf3 Rg8 135. Rd2 Bb6 136. Be2 Bd8 137. Kf3 Bc7 138. Rd4 Rd8 139. Ke3 Ra8
140. Rd1 Rg8 141. Kf2 Ba5 142. Kg3 Bd8 143. Kf3 Re8 144. Rd2 Bc7 145. Kf2 Ra8
146. Ke3 Ba5 147. Bf3 Rf8 148. Kf2 Rc8 149. Rd4 Bc7 150. Bd1 Re8 151. Ke3 Ba5
152. Bc2 Rg8 153. Kf3 Rh8 154. Bd1 Bb6 155. h5 Rd8 156. Be2 Bc7 157. Rd1 Re8
158. Kf2 Bb6 159. Rd2 Re7 160. Bd1 Rb7 161. Ke3 Rb8 162. Be2 Rg8 163. Rd1 Re8
164. Kf2 Bc7 165. Kf3 Ba5 166. Rd4 Rd8 167. Kf2 Rb8 168. Ke3 Bc7 169. Rd1 Rg8
170. Rf1 Bd8 171. Kf3 Rf8 172. Rd1 Bb6 173. Rd4 Rd8 174. Kg2 Bc7 175. Rd2 Rf8
176. Kf3 Rg8 177. Kf2 Rb8 178. Rc2 Bb6 179. Kg2 Rb7 180. Rd2 Ra7 181. Kf3 Re7
182. Rd4 Rd7 183. Rd1 Ba5 184. Rf1 Bd8 185. Kg2 Rc7 186. Rd1 Rc8 187. Kf3 Ba5
188. Rf1 Re8 189. Kg3 Bd8 190. Kg2 Rh8 191. Rd1 Rg8 192. Kf3 Bc7 193. Rf1 d5
194. exd5 exd5 195. Rd1 Rd8 196. Nc2 Ba6 197. Kf2 Re8 198. Bf3 Bb7 199. Nb4 Re5
200. Rd2 Bb6 201. Nc2 Bd8 202. Nd4 Bc7 203. Re2 Bc8 204. Re3 Bd7 205. Bg2 Bb6
206. Re2 Ba7 207. Kf3 Bb8 208. Bh3 Bc7 209. Re3 Bd6 210. Bg2 Rxe3+ 211. Kxe3
Bg3 212. Nf3 Bc7 213. Bf1 Bd6 214. Be2 Bg3 215. Bd1 Bc7 216. Bc2 Bd6 217. Bb1
Bg3 218. Nd4 Bh2 219. Ne2 Be5 220. Bc2 Bd6 221. Kf2 Kb5 222. Nd4+ Kb6 223. Ke3
Be5 224. Nf3 Bb8 225. Bd1 Bc7 226. Nd4 Kc5 227. Ne2 Bd6 228. Kf3 Be5 229. Bc2
Bb5 230. Ke3 Bh2 231. Bd1 Be8 232. Kd2 Bc6 233. Nd4 Bf4+ 234. Kc2 Bb7 235. Kb1
Be3 236. Nc2 Bg1 237. Ne1 Bf2 238. Nf3 Bc6 239. Kc2 Be3 240. Be2 Bb7 241. Bf1
Ba6 242. Bg2 Bb5 243. Kd1 Bf4 244. Nd4 Be8 245. Bf3 Bd7 246. Nc2 Bc6 247. Nb4
Bb7 248. Kc2 Kd6 249. Kb1 Ke5 250. Nc2 Bg3 251. Kc1 Kf4 252. Bd1 Ke4 253. Kb1
Bf2 254. Kc1 Bc8 255. Nb4 Bd7 256. Be2 Bb5 257. Bd1 d4 258. cxd4 Bxd4 259. Na2
Ke3 260. Nb4 Kf2 261. Kc2 Be5 262. Kc1 c3 263. b3 axb3 264. Bxb3 Ke3 265. a4
Be2 266. Bd1 Bf1 267. a5 Bd6 268. Nd5+ Kd4 269. Nxf6 Bf4+ 270. Kb1 Bg5 271. Nd7
Bb5 272. Nb6 Kd3 273. Nd5 Kd2 274. Bc2 Bd8 275. Nf4 Bc4 276. Nh3 Ke3 277. g5
hxg5 278. h6 g4 279. h7 Bf6 280. Ng5 g3 281. Kc1 Be2 282. a6 Bxa6 283. Bd1 Bd3
0-1

Can be viewed in Tim Krabbe's viewer at http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess2/diary.htm. pgn viewer here won't go beyond move 250!

Bereaved
02-12-2006, 02:29 AM
Here is a game with a lot of time before a pawn disappears and the nature of the game reminds me a bit of the one above

Event: Nuremberg
Site: ?
Date: 1888.??.??
Round: ?
White: von Gottschall, H..
Black: Tarrasch, Siegbert
Result: 0-1
ECO: C16
PlyCount: 200

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. f4 c5 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 c4 8. Nf3
Qa5 9. Qd2 Nd7 10. Nh4 Nb6 11. Qe3 Na4 12. Bd2 Qb5 13. Be2 Ng6 14. Nf3 Ne7 15.
Nh4 Ng6 16. Nf3 Ne7 17. Nh4 Ng6 18. Nf3 Qa5 19. O-O Qd8 20. Qf2 Ne7 21. Nh4 Ng6
22. Nf3 Ne7 23. Nh4 Ng6 24. Nf3 Bd7 25. Kh1 Nb6 26. Rae1 Qe7 27. Bc1 Na4 28.
Qe3 h6 29. g3 Rc8 30. Ng1 h5 31. Nh3 Qf8 32. Bf3 Ne7 33. Bg2 Nf5 34. Qd2 Qe7
35. Ng5 Qd8 36. Bh3 g6 37. Bxf5 gxf5 38. Re3 Qe7 39. Qg2 Kd8 40. Bd2 Kc7 41.
Ra1 Kb8 42. h4 Rc6 43. Ree1 Rb6 44. Kg1 Be8 45. Kh1 Rb5 46. Kg1 Nb6 47. Qe2 Ra5
48. Bc1 Ra4 49. Bb2 Na8 50. Reb1 Nc7 51. Ra2 Nb5 52. Rba1 Bd7 53. Kg2 Kc8 54.
Qe3 Kd8 55. Kf2 Ke8 56. Kg2 Kf8 57. Kf2 Kg7 58. Kg2 Kg6 59. Nf3 Rc8 60. Nd2 Rc6
61. Nb1 Rc8 62. Nd2 Kh6 63. Nf3 Nc7 64. Kf2 Nb5 65. Kg2 Rc6 66. Nd2 Rca6 67.
Nb1 R4a5 68. Kf2 Nc7 69. Nd2 Ba4 70. Bc1 Nb5 71. Kg2 {Diagram #} Bxc2 72. Rxc2
Nxa3 73. Bxa3 Rxa3 74. Rxa3 Qxa3 75. Qe1 b5 76. Nb1 Qb3 77. Qc1 Ra2 78. Rxa2
Qxa2+ 79. Kf3 Kg7 80. Qa3 Qxb1 81. Qe7 Qf1+ 82. Ke3 Qe1+ 83. Kf3 Qxc3+ 84. Kg2
Qd2+ 85. Kh3 Qa5 86. Qf6+ Kf8 87. Qh8+ Ke7 88. Qf6+ Ke8 89. Qh8+ Kd7 90. Qf8 (
90. Qxh5 Qa3 91. Qxf7+ Qe7 92. Qg8 Kc7 93. Qa8 Kb6) 90... Qd8 91. Qc5 Qb8 92.
Qb4 Ke8 93. Qc5 Qb7 94. Qa3 b4 95. Qf3 b3 96. Qxh5 b2 97. Qh8+ Kd7 98. Qf8 b1=Q
99. Qxf7+ Kc6 100. Qxe6+ Kb5 (100... Kb5 101. Qe8+ Ka5 102. Qd8+ Ka4 103. Qe8+
Ka3 104. Qf8+ Ka2 105. Qxf5 Qxf5+ 106. Kg2 Qb2+ 107. Kf3 Qh3 108. f5 Qd2 109.
f6 Qf5#) 0-1

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

MichaelBaron
02-12-2006, 10:33 AM
Here is a game with a lot of time before a pawn disappears and the nature of the game reminds me a bit of the one above

Event: Nuremberg
Site: ?
Date: 1888.??.??
Round: ?
White: von Gottschall, H..
Black: Tarrasch, Siegbert
Result: 0-1
ECO: C16
PlyCount: 200

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. f4 c5 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 c4 8. Nf3
Qa5 9. Qd2 Nd7 10. Nh4 Nb6 11. Qe3 Na4 12. Bd2 Qb5 13. Be2 Ng6 14. Nf3 Ne7 15.
Nh4 Ng6 16. Nf3 Ne7 17. Nh4 Ng6 18. Nf3 Qa5 19. O-O Qd8 20. Qf2 Ne7 21. Nh4 Ng6
22. Nf3 Ne7 23. Nh4 Ng6 24. Nf3 Bd7 25. Kh1 Nb6 26. Rae1 Qe7 27. Bc1 Na4 28.
Qe3 h6 29. g3 Rc8 30. Ng1 h5 31. Nh3 Qf8 32. Bf3 Ne7 33. Bg2 Nf5 34. Qd2 Qe7
35. Ng5 Qd8 36. Bh3 g6 37. Bxf5 gxf5 38. Re3 Qe7 39. Qg2 Kd8 40. Bd2 Kc7 41.
Ra1 Kb8 42. h4 Rc6 43. Ree1 Rb6 44. Kg1 Be8 45. Kh1 Rb5 46. Kg1 Nb6 47. Qe2 Ra5
48. Bc1 Ra4 49. Bb2 Na8 50. Reb1 Nc7 51. Ra2 Nb5 52. Rba1 Bd7 53. Kg2 Kc8 54.
Qe3 Kd8 55. Kf2 Ke8 56. Kg2 Kf8 57. Kf2 Kg7 58. Kg2 Kg6 59. Nf3 Rc8 60. Nd2 Rc6
61. Nb1 Rc8 62. Nd2 Kh6 63. Nf3 Nc7 64. Kf2 Nb5 65. Kg2 Rc6 66. Nd2 Rca6 67.
Nb1 R4a5 68. Kf2 Nc7 69. Nd2 Ba4 70. Bc1 Nb5 71. Kg2 {Diagram #} Bxc2 72. Rxc2
Nxa3 73. Bxa3 Rxa3 74. Rxa3 Qxa3 75. Qe1 b5 76. Nb1 Qb3 77. Qc1 Ra2 78. Rxa2
Qxa2+ 79. Kf3 Kg7 80. Qa3 Qxb1 81. Qe7 Qf1+ 82. Ke3 Qe1+ 83. Kf3 Qxc3+ 84. Kg2
Qd2+ 85. Kh3 Qa5 86. Qf6+ Kf8 87. Qh8+ Ke7 88. Qf6+ Ke8 89. Qh8+ Kd7 90. Qf8 (
90. Qxh5 Qa3 91. Qxf7+ Qe7 92. Qg8 Kc7 93. Qa8 Kb6) 90... Qd8 91. Qc5 Qb8 92.
Qb4 Ke8 93. Qc5 Qb7 94. Qa3 b4 95. Qf3 b3 96. Qxh5 b2 97. Qh8+ Kd7 98. Qf8 b1=Q
99. Qxf7+ Kc6 100. Qxe6+ Kb5 (100... Kb5 101. Qe8+ Ka5 102. Qd8+ Ka4 103. Qe8+
Ka3 104. Qf8+ Ka2 105. Qxf5 Qxf5+ 106. Kg2 Qb2+ 107. Kf3 Qh3 108. f5 Qd2 109.
f6 Qf5#) 0-1

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Back in 1888, the time limits were significantly slower compared to what we've got today. I can only imagine how long it took the players to finish the game. Surely they were exausted

Denis_Jessop
02-12-2006, 07:30 PM
Back in 1888, the time limits were significantly slower compared to what we've got today. I can only imagine how long it took the players to finish the game. Surely they were exausted

The game, and several others from the Nuremberg tournament, is in Tarrasch's Three Hundred Chess Games. It apparently concluded at move 100. The event was a 6-player double round-robin and the time limit was 18 moves per hour. It was organised by the Nuremberg Chess Club on the occasion of the second congress of the Bavarian Chess Federation. Tarrasch says that this game was played over three sessions and lasted about 11 hours. I assume that there were reasonable breaks between sessions so the length may have been the main factor rather than the time it took.

DJ

ElevatorEscapee
02-12-2006, 08:29 PM
Could the players have saved some time and effort by claiming a draw by threefold repetition on around move 18? Or did that rule not come into play until after 1888? :)

Bereaved
02-12-2006, 09:03 PM
Hi EE
It is true there was a triple repetition there, but as to whether the rule said that it could or could not be claimed I am unsure. What is apparent is that they did not claim it.

I haven't found it yet, but recall that there was a game with something like an 11 fold repetition, which neither side claimed, and one side went on to win. I'll post it when I find it

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Kevin Bonham
09-12-2006, 01:13 AM
Krabbe has now posted an even longer decisive game - it actually has quite an interesting Q vs 2Rs ending.

[Event "WBEC11 1st Division"]
[Site "OPTERON-B"]
[Date "2005.09.15"]
[Round "1.3"]
[Number "711"]
[White "Jonny 2.82-x64"]
[Black "Nejmet 3.07"]
[Result "0-1"]
[TimeControl "40/2400"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be2 e6 7.0-0 Be7 8.Be3 Bd7 9.Ndb5 Qb8 10.Bf4 Ne5 11.Bg5 Bxb5 12.Bxb5+ Nc6 13.Qd2 0-0 14.Rfd1 Rd8 15.Qe2 Qc7 16.Ba4 Na5 17.Bb3 a6 18.Rd4 b5 19.Rad1 h6 20.Bh4 Nc6 21.R4d2 Na5 22.f3 Nxb3 23.cxb3 Rac8 24.Kh1 Ne8 25.Bxe7 Qxe7 26.Rd4 Qb7 27.a3 Rc6 28.f4 Rdc8 29.Qd3 Rc5 30.Qf3 Kh8 31.b4 R5c6 32.g4 Kg8 33.g5 hxg5 34.fxg5 Qa7 35.Qg3 g6 36.R4d2 Qe7 37.Rd3 Qf8 38.Qf4 R8c7 39.Qd2 Qe7 40.Kg2 Qd8 41.Rf3 Qd7 42.Kh1 Rc8 43.Qf4 Ng7 44.Rfd3 Ne8 45.R1d2 Qe7 46.Qg3 Qb7 47.Rd1 Qd7 48.Rf1 Qa7 49.Rdf3 R8c7 50.Rd1 Qb8 51.Qf4 Qb6 52.Qh4 Ng7 53.Qh3 Qb8 54.Qh6 Nh5 55.Rdf1 Qa7 56.Rf6 Rc8 57.Rxf7 Qxf7 58.Rxf7 Kxf7 59.Kg2 Rg8 60.Qh7+ Rg7 61.Qh8 Rg8 62.Qd4 Rgc8 63.Kf3 e5 64.Qg1 Kg7 65.Qg4 Rf8+ 66.Ke3 Rf7 67.Kd2 Kf8 68.Ne2 Nf4 69.Nxf4 exf4 70.Qf3 Rc8 71.h4 Kg7 72.Kd1 Rh8 73.Qc3+ Kg8 74.Qc8+ Kh7 75.Qe6 Kg7 76.Qxd6 f3 77.h5 Rxh5 78.Qe5+ Kh7 79.Qe6 Rh1+ 80.Kd2 Rh2+ 81.Kd3 Ra7 82.Qe5 Re2 83.Qf6 Rd7+ 84.Kc3 f2 85.Qf8 Re3+ 86.Kc2 Rc7+ 87.Kd2 Rxe4 88.Qxf2 Rd7+ 89.Kc2 Re6 90.b3 Kg8 91.Qc5 Kg7 92.a4 Re2+ 93.Kc3 Rde7 94.Qb6 R2e6 95.Qf2 Rc6+ 96.Kb2 Rb7 97.Ka3 Rd6 98.Qe3 Rbb6 99.Qf4 Rd7 100.Qe4 Kf7 101.Qf3+ Kg7 102.Qh3 Rdd6 103.Qh2 Kg8 104.Qc2 Rbc6 105.Qe2 Re6 106.Qf3 Rb6 107.Qh3 Rbd6 108.Qg3 Kh7 109.Qf3 Rc6 110.Qf7+ Kh8 111.Qf8+ Kh7 112.Qf1 Rb6 113.Qf7+ Kh8 114.Kb2 Re5 115.Qf8+ Kh7 116.Kc3 Rbe6 117.Qf4 Kg7 118.Kd4 Re1 119.Qc7+ Re7 120.Qc3 R7e6 121.Qf3 Rd1+ 122.Kc3 Rd7 123.Kc2 Rc7+ 124.Kb2 Rec6 125.Qh3 Kg8 126.Qd3 Kh7 127.Qd2 Re7 128.Qg2 Rce6 129.Qh1+ Kg7 130.Kc3 Rd6 131.Qh2 Rc6+ 132.Kb2 Kf7 133.Ka3 Ree6 134.Qf4+ Ke7 135.axb5 axb5 136.Qb8 Rb6 137.Qc7+ Kf8 138.Qd8+ Kf7 139.Qd5 Ke7 140.Qc5+ Red6 141.Qc3 Ke6 142.Qf6+ Kd5 143.Qf4 Re6 144.Qf3+ Ke5 145.Kb2 Rec6 146.Qf2 Rd6 147.Qe3+ Kf5 148.Qc5+ Kg4 149.Qe5 Re6 150.Qc5 Kh5 151.Qd5 Kh4 152.Qg2 Rbd6 153.Qh2+ Kxg5 154.Qg1+ Kf6 155.Qf1+ Kg7 156.Qxb5 Kh6 157.Qc5 g5 158.b5 Kh5 159.b4 Rf6 160.Kb3 Kh4 161.Qc2 Kg3 162.Qc7 Kf3 163.Qc3+ Ke4 164.Qe1+ Kf5 165.Ka4 g4 166.Qf2+ Ke4 167.Qg3 Rf4 168.Ka5 Rd5 169.Qg2+ Ke5 170.Qh2 Ke4 171.Qh1+ Ke5 172.Qh8+ Ke6 173.Qg8+ Ke5 174.Qe8+ Kf5 175.Qf7+ Ke4 176.Qe6+ Re5 177.Qc6+ Kf5 178.Qd7+ Kf6 179.Qd6+ Kf5 180.Qd3+ Ke6 181.Qg6+ Ke7 182.Qh7+ Kf6 183.Qh6+ Kf5 184.Qf8+ Ke4 185.Qg8 Kf5 186.Qc8+ Kg5 187.Qd8+ Rf6 188.Qd2+ Kf5 189.Qd3+ Kf4 190.Qd4+ Kf5 191.Ka4 Ree6 192.Qf2+ Ke4 193.Qg1 Kf3 194.Qf1+ Ke3 195.Qg2 Kf4 196.Qd2+ Kg3 197.Qc3+ Kh4 198.Qc4 Re8 199.Qc7 Ree6 200.Qh2+ Kg5 201.Qd2+ Kh4 202.Qd4 Rd6 203.Qe4 Kg3 204.Ka5 Rfe6 205.Qh1 Kf4 206.Qf1+ Ke3 207.Qg2 Kf4 208.Qf2+ Ke4 209.Qh2 Rh6 210.Qg1 Kf3 211.Qf1+ Ke3 212.Ka4 g3 213.Qg2 Kf4 214.Qf1+ Kg4 215.Qg2 Rhe6 216.Qa8 Rf6 217.Qe4+ Rf4 218.Qe7 Rdd4 219.Qe6+ Kf3 220.Qb3+ Kg2 221.b6 Kh2 222.b7 Rd8 223.Qe6 Rff8 224.Qe5 Rde8 225.Qh5+ Kg1 226.Qc5+ Kh2 227.Qc7 Kh3 228.Qh7+ Kg2 229.Ka5 Kf1 230.Qb1+ Kf2 231.Qc2+ Kf1 232.Qd1+ Kf2 233.Qd4+ Kf1 234.Qa1+ Kg2 235.Qc1 Kf2 236.Qb2+ Kf3 237.Qc3+ Kf2 238.Qc5+ Kf1 239.Qc4+ Kf2 240.Qh4 Kf3 241.b5 g2 242.Qd4 Re3 243.Qd5+ Kf2 244.Qc5 Rb8 245.Qf5+ Rf3 246.Qc5+ Kf1 247.Qc1+ Kf2 248.Qb2+ Kg1 249.Qe2 Rh3 250.Qe4 Kh2 251.Qe5+ Kh1 252.Qe4 Rbh8 253.Qd5 R3h4 254.Ka6 Ra4+ 255.Kb6 Ra3 256.Qc6 Rc3 257.Qe4 Rg3 258.Qc6 Kh2 259.Qc2 Rf3 260.Ka5 Ra3+ 261.Kb6 Re8 262.Qd2 Rh3 263.Ka5 Kh1 264.Qd7 Rhh8 265.Qd5 Rh7 266.Qf5 Rh6 267.Qf3 Rh4 268.Qg3 Rhh8 269.Qf3 Rd8 270.b6 Rdf8 271.Qe4 Rh5+ 272.Ka6 Rh3 273.Kb5 Rd8 274.Qc6 Rdh8 275.Ka6 Ra3+ 276.Kb5 Rb3+ 277.Ka6 Rbh3 278.Qd5 Ra3+ 279.Kb5 Re3 280.Kc6 Reh3 281.Qe4 R3h4 282.Qf3 Rb8 283.Kc7 Rg8 284.Kc6 Rg6+ 285.Kc5 Rg5+ 286.Kd6 Rh6+ 287.Kc7 Rgg6 288.Qe4 Rg8 289.Qf3 Rh7+ 290.Kc6 Rb8 291.Kb5 Rbxb7 292.Ka5 Rbe7 293.Qd5 Re1 294.Qf3 Re5+ 295.Ka6 0-1

Again this can be played over in the game viewer on the site linked to in the top post.

Ian Rout
12-12-2006, 10:17 AM
It does raise an issue of what games count for records. Granted they are just a bit of fun and donít mean much, but two beginners who just donít know how to win (or offer a draw) could easily produce a longer game by pushing pieces around. If we set two computers playing each other and walk away for a while they will eventually produce a 400-move game, a game with seventeen consecutive captures, a game with three Knight promotions etc, but so what?

Alan Shore
12-12-2006, 05:14 PM
It does raise an issue of what games count for records. Granted they are just a bit of fun and donít mean much, but two beginners who just donít know how to win (or offer a draw) could easily produce a longer game by pushing pieces around. If we set two computers playing each other and walk away for a while they will eventually produce a 400-move game, a game with seventeen consecutive captures, a game with three Knight promotions etc, but so what?

I suppose the criteria would be rated tournament play - records should be made official if they're genuinely the best achieved score/time etc. in reliable conditions or be made to qualify on the basis of being attained at an elite level of the sport/activity. I scored over 1000 runs in backyard cricket but so what? Still, maybe I'll try that one time - to get the record number of moves in a tournament game (I think my longest is about 130 a few years back).

Kevin Bonham
12-12-2006, 06:31 PM
It does raise an issue of what games count for records. Granted they are just a bit of fun and donít mean much, but two beginners who just donít know how to win (or offer a draw) could easily produce a longer game by pushing pieces around. If we set two computers playing each other and walk away for a while they will eventually produce a 400-move game, a game with seventeen consecutive captures, a game with three Knight promotions etc, but so what?

Typically such records exclude cases where people or computers (especially computers) either don't know the rules or clearly have no idea what they're doing. Longest decisive game is a bit more interesting to me than longest game, since you can quite easily get a dead drawn OCB ending where a computer just moves a pawn every 50 moves but humans would immediately call peace.