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Letter #36 -  2008

Sub:    Longest ever non-draw game?
Date:   11/08/2008 08:46:26 AM EST
Paolo Costantini

Which is the longest ever non-draw game?


Dear viewer,

The longest ever non-draw game record goes to Laurent Fressinet vs Alexandra Kosteniuk (Villandry, France 2007) which Kosteniuk won in 237 moves and It lasted two hours.  This is possibly the longest rapid Chess game ever played.

Fressinet could have claimed a draw under the fifty-move rule in the last 116 moves while a Rook and Bishop versus Rook ending was in progress, but he didn't do it so since neither player was keeping score for it was a rapid Chess game.

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