In Belgrade in 1989 Ivan Nikolic and
Goran Arsovic sat down to a game of chess. 20 hours and 15 minutes later, after
269 moves, the 50-move rule kicked in and the world's longest official chess
game, as far as moves go, ended in a draw.
In Israel in 1980 Yedael Stepak and Yaakov Mashian also
sat down to a game of chess, but this time there was a winner.
After 24 hours and 30 minutes, consisting of 193 moves,
Yedael Stepak beat Yaakov Mashian in the world's longest decided chess game as
well as the world's longest in time.
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