Greatest Chess World Record......

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Greatest Chess World Record......

Post by Steven DuCharme » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:56 pm

game # 587778 at stansco.com my black pawn was on e2 for 17 moves :twisted:
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:27 pm

Yeah, that's not even close to a record.

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Post by Chris Goodall » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:36 pm

If we consider the specific case of a Black pawn on e2:

https://www.365chess.com/game.php?gid=2879834

Move 25, Black pawn appears on e2. 43 moves later, Black resigns.

So you're not a terribly long way off being halfway to the record. Or what used to be the record anyway, since I only searched up to 2006.
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Post by Chris Goodall » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:41 am

Cheparinov-Stefanova, Corus Wijk aan Zee B 2005.

Black's pawn arrives on d2 on move 31 and stays there for 123 moves.

The game was notable for other reasons.
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Post by Steven DuCharme » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:53 pm

Sorry everybody. Guess I'll just have to be satisfied with my 44 ply victory and personal record about my pawn.
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Post by MJMcCready » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:26 pm

There are some staggering records out there, back in 1975 in my home town there was a game played by a future Grand master and a contributor to this forum where neither king moved at any point in the entire game.

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Post by Steven DuCharme » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:03 pm

If there is a record of that game please share it with the chess world. Thank you.
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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:15 pm

It is a reference to the infamous "no moves draw" at Luton in 1975, I believe.
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Post by MJMcCready » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:16 pm

It's in all the record books although admittedly the game analysis I've never seen...perhaps it was never published.

The irony was that as a schoolboy I was a huge fan of 'The Complete Chess Addict' by Mike Fox and Richard James, and read about the game not knowing that the bus I often took to school went right past the premises where it occurred.

It was a games between Tony Miles and Stewart Reuben, again I have never been able to track down the game analysis.

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Post by MJMcCready » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:18 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:15 pm
It is a reference to the infamous "no moves draw" at Luton in 1975, I believe.
aha please supply the game analysis, when I ran the final position through Stockfish it said white had a slight edge only.

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Post by Chris Goodall » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:29 pm

Timman vs. Tal Game 4, 1988

Neither player even says check, let alone moves the king. And in a Sicilian no less!
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Post by MJMcCready » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:47 pm

More than one or two checks to follow in this position, can you guess exactly how many consecutive checks can be made? It's white to move.
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Post by Chris Goodall » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:16 pm

Tim Krabbé has this covered at http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess/check.html

(tl,dr: The position above was the world record for a while but has been surpassed by 9 checks)
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