Chess history trivia

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MJMcCready
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Re: Chess history trivia

Post by MJMcCready » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:55 am

I should have added the answer is restricted to titled players.

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Re: Chess history trivia

Post by John Moore » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:11 pm

Castellanos Rodriguez (IM) v the aforementioned Iturrizaga Bonelli (GM) Benasque Open 2013 which is 37 letters - or will the rules be changed again?

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Re: Chess history trivia

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:48 pm

MJMcCready wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:55 am
I should have added the answer is restricted to titled players.
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Re: Chess history trivia

Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:56 pm

Menvielle Laccourreye vs. Villavicencio Martinez is 43 letters.

If that doesn't count, Reinaldo Castineira vs. Villavicencio Martinez is 41 letters.

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Re: Chess history trivia

Post by Leonard Barden » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:56 pm

Praggnanandhaa_Rameshbabu v Abdusattorov_Nodirbek

44

Not only both titled, but both teenage GMs. And not only that, but (slightly truncated) both made it to the same Guardian headline....

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/ ... rld-record

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Re: Chess history trivia

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:06 pm

Its possible that the Iranian lady player often mercifully abbreviated to Sara Khadem might feature here?
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Re: Chess history trivia

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:13 pm

Manibharathi Periasamymanjula played in Surrey, and volunteered to be known as "Mani Peri".

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Re: Chess history trivia

Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:30 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:56 pm
Praggnanandhaa_Rameshbabu v Abdusattorov_Nodirbek

44
The rules said surnames only, so Nodirbek doesn't count. We need a ruling on whether patronymic names are allowed and what counts as a 'surname' for them if they are.

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Re: Chess history trivia

Post by John Moore » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:29 pm

Perhaps M J might give us his ruling. I should also like to know what his proposed answer is.

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Re: Chess history trivia

Post by John Upham » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:33 pm

John Moore wrote:
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Perhaps M J might give us his ruling. I should also like to know what his proposed answer is.
I suspect that the "correct" answer will be highly dependant on the answers provided.
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Re: Chess history trivia

Post by John Moore » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:46 pm

John, so do I.

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Re: Chess history trivia

Post by MJMcCready » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:02 am

John Moore wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:29 pm
Perhaps M J might give us his ruling. I should also like to know what his proposed answer is.
Yes okay but I need to restate things, it was the surnames only of titled opposition that counts. The question itself comes from a teenage fascination of a game between Azmaiparashvili v Konstantinopolsky. Letter count =32. As I teen I used to think there can't be a recorded game between opponents with longer names than those two but of course I stand to be corrected as in some Asian countries, Sri Lanka in particular, names can be very long.

So I thought that counting the surnames only of these two titles players Azmaiparashvili v Konstantinopolsky can't be beaten. Am I wrong? As a teen I found Soviet chess to be exotic, partly because you encountered names of players that were almost unpronounceable.

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Re: Chess history trivia

Post by John Moore » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:18 am

The trouble is Konstantinopolsky largely stopped playing OTB chess in 1955, turning to correspondence chess and training. Azmaiparashvili wasn't born until 1960. There is, perhaps not surprisingly, no record on Megabase of any game between the two.

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Re: Chess history trivia

Post by MJMcCready » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:54 am

Oops, well than that's a faux pa or just false memory on my side. It was in Guinness: The chess records, which I lost in 1989 and haven't looked at since. So the question remains open then since I remembered wrongly.

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Re: Chess history trivia

Post by Leonard Barden » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:52 am

https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1444108
32. B-Z was a Soviet national master, though not a Fide IM. Perhaps this name was misremembed.

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