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Yasser Seirawan vs Xu Jun
Chess Olympiad (1988), Thessaloniki GRE, rd 2, Nov-14
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tarrasch Defense. Pseudo-Tarrasch Bishop Attack (D30)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  aw1988: Except that neither player is Fritz, and any moves missed past move 100 is probably due to being tired.
Apr-08-05  Kingdumb: <aw1988: Except that neither player is Fritz, and any moves missed past move 100 is probably due to being tired.> Tired, drunk, or dead my point is the game was not pre-arranged and was lost due to human error. To make excuses that they were tired because it was past move 100 is a lame excuse. These are GMs and should be able to play 100 plus move games. My point is, if white played correctly there was a clear win here.
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  aw1988: I on the contrary would believe that even GM's get tired after move 100, but yes, I see your approach.
Apr-21-05  allanon880: This game would get boring after a while. It would just take too much time to play.
Apr-22-05  shortsight: Maybe Nakamura learnt his fighting spirit from Seirawan, and tried it on another Chinese in the name of Zhu Chen.
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  isolatedpawn: The game was a draw long time before they actually drew. Its strange that White continued playing after move 181. It's not expected from a GM like Sierawan.
Apr-22-05  sharkbenjamin: What was this about?
May-31-05  lentil: since the game was in an olympic event, perhaps YS played on because his team was in desserate need of the half-point.
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  Averageguy: How the hell do these two find the efffort to play continuously for 191 moves?! Thats 382 if you count both players moves! This is the longest game I know. Does anyone here know of a longer one?
Aug-05-05  jamesmaskell: Forgotten the names but go to the search bit and search for at least 200 moves. Theres one game with 255 moves!
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  iron maiden: I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1980 was 269 moves.
Aug-05-05  jamesmaskell: Arsovic...what a brilliant surname!
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  tiburon92: I think that they kept on playing in order to try to wear each other down for the next game.
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  porgue: <Arsovic...what a brilliant surname!>

Imre Lovass

why did seirawan play on after move 180? was he trying to be an ass or something

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  Jim Bartle: Seirawan wrote in jest: "I blame my informants. They said he was a poor endgame player."
Dec-13-08  WhiteRook48: The ♙ on f7 remains on its starting square for 172 moves!
Jan-02-09  WhiteRook48: I mean 171 moves.
Jan-11-09  WhiteRook48: where did white blunder into a draw?
Jan-24-09  WhiteRook48: anyone?? Where'd white miss the win?
Jan-26-09  WhiteRook48: and a great game!
Jan-27-09  WhiteRook48: I played this game out (yes, all the moves) and I wonder how they could've played for SOOO long. Funny that these guys would play out the last 10 moves
Jan-28-09  WhiteRook48: 182. Kf4 just seems pointless. It's a draw anyhow
Jan-31-09  WhiteRook48: a stalemate at move 191 just is amazing
Feb-01-09  WhiteRook48: comical endgame
Jun-15-11  Sho: 'The F7 pawn remains on its starting square for 171 moves,' can't we come up with a chess maxim for such an occasion?
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