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Encyclopedia > World records in chess

Some World records in the game of chess (as played in serious tournaments): A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Chess is an abstract strategy board game for two players. ...

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Longest game

The longest tournament chess game ever to be played under modern time rules was Nikolić - Arsović, Belgrade, 1989, which lasted for 45 hours and 23 minutes with a 1000 move draw. Belgrade (Serbian: Београд/Beograd ) is the capital and largest city of Republic of Serbia. ...


Shortest tournament game

The shortest decisive game ever played in a tournament is often considered to be Đorđević - Kovačević, Bela Crkva 1984. It lasted for only 3 moves (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 c6 3.e3 Qa5+ winning the bishop).


There have been a number of forfeited games (which could technically be regarded as a loss in zero moves - the most notable example is game two of the 1972 World Championship match between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer, which Fischer defaulted), and a number of shorter frivolous examples (a game between Fischer and Oscar Panno, played at the interzonal Palma de Mallorca 1970, for example, went 1. c4 resigns - Panno's resignation is more a sign of his unwillingness to play than any reflection of the position on the board). Boris Spassky Boris Vasilievich Spassky (also Spasski) (Бори́с Васи́льевич Спа́сский) (born January 30, 1937) is a Russian chess player and former world champion. ... Bobby Fischer. ... Oscar R. Panno (born 1935) was an Argentine chess grandmaster. ...


Another record is held by the German Paekin Geamani, who, in a World Students Team Championship game against Kenneth Rogoff played in Graz in 1972, agreed to make a draw after one move was played (1. c4) - this was actually beneficial to the whole team, as it improved the player lineup at the other games - and Hübner could enjoy an easy tournament day. However, the arbiters insisted that they play some moves, so they made up a score sheet with ludicrous moves (according to the tournament book the game went 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Ng1 Bg7 4. Qa4 0-0 5. Qxd7 Qxd7 6. g4 Qxd2+ 7. Kxd2 Nxg4 8. b4 a5 9. a4 Bxa1 10. Bb2 Nc6 11. Bh8 Bg7 12. h4 axb4 draw agreed). The referees didn't accept that either - and as Hübner still resisted making a move, it was counted 1-0 in favor of Rogoff.[1] Kenneth Rogoff served as Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department of the International Monetary Fund from August 2001 to September 2003. ...


Latest first capture

The game between Filipowicz and Smederevac, Polanica Zdroj 1966, lasted 70 moves without a single capture. The game ended as a draw.


Longest decisive game without a capture

Nuber - Keckeisen, Mengen 1994 lasted 31 moves without a single capture. In the end Keckeisen resigned.


Greatest Concentration of Chess Grandmasters

Beersheva, Israel, with eight grandmasters, has a higher percentage of grandmasters per capita than any other city worldwide; the city of 183,000 has one grandmaster per 22,875 residents. The majority of them are immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Beersheba or Beer Sheva (Hebrew באר שבע; Arabic بئر السبع Biʾr as-Sabʿ) is a city in Israel. ...


Perfect tournament score

In top class chess it is rare for a player to complete a tournament with a 100% score. This outstanding result was however achieved by;

Emanuel Lasker (December 24, 1868 – January 11, 1941) was a German chess player and mathematician, born at Berlinchen in Brandenburg (now Barlinek in Poland). ... Time Magazine, December 7, 1925 José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera (November 19, 1888 – March 8, 1942) was a Cuban world-class chess player in the early to mid-twentieth century. ... Alexander Alekhine Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine (sometimes spelled Aljechin or Alechin) (IPA: , Russian: Александр Александрович Алéхин) (October 31 or November 1, 1892 – March 24, 1946) was a chess master and a former World Chess Champion. ... Bobby Fischer. ...

See also

Some World records in the chess problem: // Maximum moves Nenad Petrović, Fairy Chess Review, 1946 White can play 218 different moves. ...

External link

  • Tim Krabbé's chess records page

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World record - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (384 words)
In a number of sports, such as athletics or swimming, world records are set in a number of events that are regularly competed in over the world.
In order for a record to be recognised, the event has to be held according to specific rules, and the athlete(s) in question usually have to be subject to a doping test.
Not all events have world records, as the achievements in some events are too dependent on the layout of the course or venue, which are not bounded by rules.
World records in chess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (386 words)
The longest tournament chess game ever to be played under modern time rules was Nikolić - Arsović, Belgrade, 1989, which lasted for 45 hours and 23 minutes with a 1000 move draw.
Another record is held by the German Paekin Geamani, who, in a World Students Team Championship game against Kenneth Rogoff played in Graz in 1972, agreed to make a draw after one move was played (1.
In top class chess it is rare for a player to complete a tournament with a 100% score.
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