"The longest tournament chess game ever to be played under modern time rules was Nikolić-Arsović, Belgrade 1989, which lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, ending in a 269-move draw. At the time this game was played, FIDE had modified the fifty move rule to allow 100 moves to be played without a piece being captured in a rook and bishop versus rook endgame, the situation in Nikolić - Arsović. FIDE has since rescinded that modification to the rule.
The longest decisive tournament game is Fressinet-Kosteniuk, Villandry 2007, which Kosteniuk won in 237 moves. The last 116 moves were a rook and bishop versus rook ending, as in Nikolić - Arsović. Fressinet could have claimed a draw under the fifty-move rule, but didn't do so since neither player was keeping score, it being a rapid chess game. Earlier in the tournament, Korchnoi had successfully invoked the rule to claim a draw against Fressinet; the arbiters overruled Fressinet's argument that Korchnoi couldn't do so without keeping score. Fressinet, apparently wanting to be consistent, didn't try to claim a draw against Kosteniuk in the same situation."
24 ( +1 | -1 ) The longest chess gameis here (takes a little while to load) game
Nothing will beat this, argument settled:)
60 ( +1 | -1 ) That must be deliberate. I'm surprised the 50 move rule has not been triggered yet. They must be trying to take advantage of each position to maximize the potential number of moves within the 50 move rule.
The game is so long that my computer slows down trying to run the script for the it. I even get a warning from Windows saying that if the script continues the computer may become unresponsive. I kept running it anyway, but didn't have the problem for too long. I just needed to wait a couple minutes.
That game appears to be on-going, but I don't see how it can continue for much longer.
97 ( +1 | -1 ) I got the same warning script, but it did load in less than a minute for me. For those who can't/don't want to get the game to load:
stargirlsm vs. jeanybeany
It's on move 2167 right now. But again, completely ridiculous game. I know there was mate earlier, but going from memory, the position at move 71 was close to:
The game did not need nearly 2000 more moves, so that really takes away from it feeling like the legit winner of longest game.
I hope I'm not coming across as too arrogant. I know that some people can't mate with a rook and king vs a king. But at some point, you could just ask someone or look it up. It's one of the easier skills to learn.
40 ( +1 | -1 ) lighttotheright + ganstamanThink it must be delibrate, they've both got links to the game in their profile. They call it 'the greatest chess game ever.' Very funny:)
Your not arrogant ganstaman, any normal human being who knows how to play could win from that situation if they wanted to. Perhaps they should do better things with their one and only life...
15 ( +1 | -1 ) lighttotheright50 move draw rule doesn't occur automatically. They would have to request draw manually, or ask Mike to declare it a draw.
27 ( +1 | -1 ) Well, the 3rd repeat position draw rule does occur automatically.
Occasions where the 50 move rule might apply do not happen very often. Yet, it should be a simple fix. Such a fix might prevent absurd games lasting thousands of moves!
25 ( +1 | -1 ) Threefold repetition rule is triggered automatically in GK, however the game will not end automatically, but the next person to move is given an option to claim the game a draw. Much like in normal OTB chess, the process is not automatic.
50 ( +1 | -1 ) A game I played with conditional moves ended automatically with the threefold repetition rule. Maybe it had something to do with the conditional moves. Conditional moves are active when you have a vacation flag. If the threefold repetition occurs while I am on vacation, then I won't be around to take the option. Perhaps that is why it was automatic. (But I could have taken the option when I got back, or perhaps my opponent took the option). I expected it to happen automatically and from my perspective it did.
5 ( +1 | -1 ) LTTRProbably your opponent just claimed it.
52 ( +1 | -1 ) that ridiculous game...without analysis, i believe it to be mate in 3 from move 71...
71... Re4 (or anywhere past the king on the 4th row) 72. Kh2 Re1 (or whatever row you're on, move to the 1st, eg Ra1, or Rb1) 73. Kh3 Rh1#
it's entirely possible that both players believe it to be drawn, and have decided to continue playing the game until one of them dies. i can remember when i first started playing chess, i thought R vs K was a draw. the first key to breaking this silly belief is knowing what the mate looks like, then forcing your opponent into the position is child's play.
4 ( +1 | -1 ) now, at move 2209 it is mate in 7.i think.