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marathon games
Compiled by kevin86

Here is a list of very long games-75 moves or more

white 86s this one at move 86
M Taleb vs A Kakageldyev, 1998 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 127 moves, 0-1

queen vs rook-but no win for black
Gelfand vs Svidler, 2001 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 129 moves, 1/2-1/2

2 knight vs pawn---Secretariat and Seabisquit
I Rogers vs M Gurevich, 1993 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 95 moves, 0-1

rook plus pawn beats knight in 130 moves
R C Balinas vs Joel Benjamin, 1978 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 130 moves, 1-0

2 bishops vs a knight-what a fine chase
S Manotas vs H Van Riemsdijk, 2001 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 126 moves, 0-1

two endings for the price of one: {PP vs R} and {Q vs R}
L Knutsson vs J Ragnarsson, 2000 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 125 moves, 0-1

underpromotion+NN vs PPP
Taimanov vs B Milic, 1956 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

several great "endings" in one game:PP vs R;QvsR
M V Lambshire vs A R B Thomas, 1968 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 106 moves, 1-0

Queen vs Rook-white unable to win.
Kindij vs Ivkov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 132 moves, 1/2-1/2

black wins! 86 moves!
Lisitsin vs Levenfish, 1948
(A15) English, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

123 moves at Hastings!
Blackburne vs Albin, 1895 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 123 moves, 1-0

bishop and knight vs knight-112 moves-draw
Azmaiparashvili vs L Dominguez, 2004 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 112 moves, 1/2-1/2

a pitfall in the eighties (move, that is)
Xu Yuanyuan vs I Charkhalashvili, 2001 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 88 moves, 0-1

rope-a-dope queen and pawn can't beat rook and pawn
Averbakh vs Bondarevsky, 1948 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

182 moves-but nominally drawn for over 100 moves!!
Nakamura vs Zhu Chen, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 182 moves, 1/2-1/2

A very skillful game-nice ending
L Dominguez vs G Vescovi, 2005 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 74 moves, 1-0

White wins tough R+B vs R ending
P Carlsson vs G Burgess, 2002 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 132 moves, 1-0

bb+p vs R+P---103 moves
A Vouldis vs V Malakhov, 1995 
(B27) Sicilian, 103 moves, 0-1

the bad bishop becomes the inadequate bishop
Nakamura vs T Hillarp Persson, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 100 moves, 1-0

a supermarathon at 193 moves.
Y Stepak vs Y Mashian, 1980 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 193 moves, 1-0

Short puts rook in harm's way after move 120
Short vs Krasenkow, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 122 moves, 0-1

rook + bishop versus rook----171 moves!!
Nijboer vs S Volkov, 2005 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 171 moves, 0-1

Karpov gets beaten by brilliant finale!
Karpov vs G Needleman, 2005 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 96 moves, 0-1

King + Pawn vs King=191 moves to a draw
Seirawan vs Xu Jun, 1988 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 191 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bishop and knight mate--in 117 moves
Miles vs Z Sturua, 1993 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 117 moves, 0-1

two knights defeat two pawns
D B Gurevich vs R Rowley, 1990 
(A17) English, 120 moves, 1-0

first ever 100 mover--with a classic rivalry
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 100 moves, 1-0

Q vs 2P-a strange draw
R A Ziatdinov vs Blatny, 2003 
(B06) Robatsch, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

longest game of 1985
Miles vs Panno, 1985 
(A53) Old Indian, 154 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rook + two pawns hold off Queen + two pawns
Salov vs Korchnoi, 1997 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal and Korchnoi agree to draw after 132
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1956 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 132 moves, 1/2-1/2

mate after a very long struggle
V Osnos vs Aronin, 1956 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 114 moves, 1-0

Q vs R-need to force zugzwang
P Lafuente vs H H Hernandez, 2004 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 119 moves, 0-1

Happy New Year! 147 mover in 2007
N Pert vs M Peek, 2006 
(A80) Dutch, 147 moves, 1-0

Yates wins game with Lucena Winning position
L Dewing vs Yates, 1924
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 101 moves, 0-1

Rook plus pawn vs knight.-79 moves
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 79 moves, 1-0

a rare 2R +B vs Q ending-sans pawns
Rybka vs Zappa, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 180 moves, 0-1

a flash end to a drawn endgame
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

R+R+B unable to mate vs Q+P
I Rubene vs E Jiretorn, 2001 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 106 moves, 1/2-1/2

white misses a stalemate trap and it costs him half a point
B I Dikarev vs R Pelts, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 106 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Botvinnik-121 moves to a draw
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 121 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wc game goes 119 moves to a draw
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 119 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lasker vs Janowski the challenger's only true good game
Lasker vs Janowski, 1910 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 101 moves, 1/2-1/2

a stalemate trap ends this gem
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 215 moves, 1/2-1/2

here's an odd ending for a WC game
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 5 of first WC match-Petrosian v Spassky
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 79 moves, 1/2-1/2

168 laps...a whimsical one
H Wolf vs Duras, 1907 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 168 moves, 1-0

white misses a win in this complex endgame.
Bogoljubov vs G A Thomas, 1922 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

spraggett wins in 119!
K Spraggett vs D Hergott, 1994 
(A26) English, 119 moves, 1-0

161 to a decision!
Duras vs Janowski, 1911 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 161 moves, 0-1

Fischer's longest game...a win.
Yanofsky vs Fischer, 1962 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 112 moves, 0-1

Fischer's longest loss (only73 moves)
Fischer vs Keres, 1962 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 73 moves, 0-1

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