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Henri Grob vs Max Euwe
Venice (1948), Venice ITA, rd 3, Oct-??
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B23)  ·  0-1

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Feb-13-04  Whitehat1963: Euwe's longest in the database.
May-04-09  whatthefat: A very tenacious effort from Euwe. 58.Rxf7! was a clever shot, with an unusual mid-board stalemating theme.

According to Nalimov tablebases (see http://www.k4it.de/index.php?topic=...), the ♔♖♗ vs. ♔♖ ending was drawn for a long while, until 87.Kf8? [87.Rc1, 87.Re1, 87.Rf1 or 87.Rd3 would draw] when 87...Ke6! wins for Black.

Note also that it seems Euwe could afford to take his time in this ending, since the 50 move rule did not apply:

<During the time periods when the fifty-move rule admitted exceptions, there were a number of revisions. In 1928 FIDE enacted rules that in the rook and bishop versus rook endgame, 132 moves were allowed, since it was twice the 66 moves that were thought to be required at that time (the actual maximal number of moves needed is 59). In 1952 FIDE revised the law, requiring that players agree to an extension for these positions before the first move is made (Whitaker & Hartleb 1960).>

Quoting from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifty-...

May-05-09  psmith: Venedig is, I think, Venice (in German).
May-05-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <psmith: Venedig is, I think, Venice (in German).> That's right.

For the tournament cross table --> http://www.rogerpaige.me.uk/Tables%... scroll down to <V>

May-05-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Whitehat1963> I hope I'll get it one day as 1 million $ question. :D
May-05-09  WhiteRook48: eerily similar to Fressinet-Kosteniuk
May-05-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Right, there are 6 games with 200 or more moves in the chessgames.com database so far: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
Jan-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Der Tod in Venedig.

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