Stewart Reuben wrote:John Nunn went over 90 without losing. He said it was something of a relief when he did lose because it was becoming a strain.
He also won 10 tournaments in a row.
1984 Karpov Kasparov was a dreadful record.
I once had 1/5 in a Richmond Rapidplay and met GM Bogdan Lalic in the last round, thus scoring 1/6.
I won every hand for 15 minutes online playing poker, thus winning $15,000. that would have been 15 hands.
One evening in 1990 playing poker live I won Â£49,700. Whether I lost any hands I don't remember. I was house-hunting at the time and one estate agent said, 'Every time I meet you the amount you are prepared to spend goes up.'
John McKenna wrote:Lost all five games in Thanet major some years ago. It all started with a loss in first round to one of the highest graded players (about160) when I played to win from a position that I could have forced a draw. Then it was downhill all the way.
Best tournament was winning Folkestone major many years ago, winning queen of junior England female. In final round, after being told by my male junior opponent, "I will not accept any draw offer" he offered me a draw when he began to lose, which I accepted.
IM Jack Rudd wrote:My record winning streak is 17 games, and both the game before and the game after it were losses to Michael JR White.
My record unbeaten streak is 43 games; Chris Beaumont is the one who ended that.
I went 35 straight games in the British Championship without a draw (last game of '96, the entire tournaments of '97, '99 and '00, and the first game of '01) - is this a record?
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:The top two records for unbeaten streaks are still held by Tal, I think.
From the Wikipedia article on Tal:
"From July 1972 to April 1973, Tal played a record 86 consecutive games without a loss (47 wins and 39 draws). Between October 23, 1973 and October 16, 1974, he played 95 consecutive games without a loss (46 wins and 49 draws), shattering his previous record. These are the two longest unbeaten streaks in modern chess history."
The source given is: Andrew Soltis, Chess Lists Second Edition, 2002, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, North Carolina and London, pp. 43-44.
Stewart, is Nunn's unbeaten streak that you mention documented anywhere?
Angus French wrote:Pah! Tal is nothing to Bogdan Lalic who recently went at least 140 FIDE-rated games without losing.
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