The Long and the Short of it

I was chatting about score sheets at the club last night - which only go up to 70-80 moves.

Shortest possible game? Fool's Mate.

[Event "Fool's Mate"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "NN"]
[Black "NN"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "A02"]
[PlyCount "4"]
1. f4 e6 2. g4 Qh4# *

You don't usually get to play it but you can use the ideas:

[Event "Rex Willis Blitz Gambit Tournament"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2005.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kuan, Franco"]
[Black "Waters, Simon"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A02"]
[PlyCount "10"]
1. f4 e5 2. fxe5 d6 3. exd6 Bxd6 4. Nf3 g5 5. h3 Bg3# 0-1

What's the longest game I've ever played? 93 moves, I think, but in time trouble you're allowed to stop recording.

Longest anyone has ever played? When I was a boy, it was thought to be this one:

[Event "Mar del Plata"]
[Site "Mar del Plata ARG"]
[Date "1950.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "4"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[White "Herman Pilnik"]
[Black "Moshe Czerniak"]
[ECO "E61"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "382"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 O-O 5.Bf4 c5 6.e3 d6 7.Be2
Qb6 8.Qd2 Bf5 9.O-O Ne4 10.Qc1 Nxc3 11.bxc3 Nc6 12.Bg3 Na5
13.d5 e5 14.Nd2 Rae8 15.e4 Bc8 16.Nb3 Nxb3 17.axb3 Qxb3 18.Qd2
Qb6 19.Rfb1 Qd8 20.Rxa7 f5 21.exf5 gxf5 22.f4 e4 23.Bh5 Re7
24.Bh4 Bf6 25.Bxf6 Rxf6 26.Ra8 Rf8 27.Qe3 Rg7 28. Be2 Qh4
29.g3 Qe7 30.Kf2 Qc7 31.Qc1 Qe7 32.Rba1 Qc7 33.Ke3 Rg6 34.R1a2
Kh8 35.Rb2 Rfg8 36.Qe1 Qg7 37.Kd2 h5 38.Qf2 h4 39.Rb1 Qh6
40.Rg1 Qf8 41.Qe3 Qe7 42.Bh5 R6g7 43.Be2 Qf7 44.Raa1 b5
45.gxh4 bxc4 46.Rg5 Qxd5+ 47.Ke1 Be6 48.Ra6 Rh7 49.Qg3 Rb8
50.Ra1 Qb7 51.Rg6 Qe7 52.Ra6 e3 53.Qxe3 Qxh4+ 54.Qg3 Qxg3+
55.Rxg3 Rxh2 56.Rxd6 Rb1+ 57.Rd1 Rb3 58.Rg5 Rb2 59.Rh5+ Rxh5
60.Bxh5 Kg7 61.Rd6 Kf6 62.Be2 Ke7 63.Rd2 Rb3 64.Rc2 Rb1+
65.Kd2 Rh1 66.Ra2 Rh4 67.Ra7+ Kf6 68.Ke3 Rh3+ 69.Kd2 Bd5
70.Rc7 Ke6 71.Rxc5 Kd6 72.Ra5 Rg3 73.Ra6+ Kc5 74.Rf6 Be4
75.Rf8 Rg2 76.Rc8+ Kb5 77.Ke3 Bd3 78.Bh5 Ka4 79.Rb8 Rg7
80.Be8+ Ka3 81.Bc6 Be4 82.Bb5 Rc7 83.Kd4 Bd3 84.Rb6 Rc8 85.Bc6
Rc7 86.Bd5 Rc8 87.Rb4 Rd8 88.Ke5 Rc8 89.Be6 Rc6 90.Bd7 Rh6
91.Be6 Rh3 92.Bxc4 Bc2 93.Bd5 Rxc3 94.Rb6 Rc8 95.Bc6 Rd8
96.Bd5 Rc8 97.Rb7 Rc3 98.Rb8 Re3+ 99.Kf6 Rc3 100.Rb6 Rh3
101.Rb8 Re3 102.Rc8 Kb2 103.Rh8 Rc3 104.Rh2 Ka3 105.Be6 Rc5
106.Rh5 Rc6 107.Rh8 Kb4 108.Re8 Kc3 109.Kg5 Kd4 110.Bxf5 Rc5
111.Rf8 Ba4 112.Kg4 Ke3 113.Kg3 Rc1 114.Bg4 Bc6 115.Kh4 Rc5
116.f5 Kf4 117.Rc8 Rc1 118.Bh3 Rc4 119.f6 Bd5 120.Rd8 Rd4
121.Rd7 Ke5+ 122.Kg5 Rb4 123.Re7+ Kd6 124.Kg6 Rb3 125.Bg4 Rb4
126.Bf5 Rb2 127.Kg7 Rg2+ 128.Bg6 Be6 129.Ra7 Bc4 130.Ra4 Bb3
131.Ra3 Bc4 132.Rc3 Bd5 133.Re3 Rg1 134.Rd3 Ke5 135.Re3+ Kd6
136.Ra3 Bc4 137.Ra4 Bd5 138.Ra6+ Ke5 139.Ra5 Kd6 140.f7 Bxf7
141.Kxf7 Rf1+ 142.Bf5 Rf2 143.Kf6 Rf1 144.Ra2 Re1 145.Rd2+ Kc5
146.Be6 Rf1+ 147.Ke7 Re1 148.Rc2+ Kd4 149.Kd6 Kd3 150.Bf5+ Ke3
151.Ke5 Kf3+ 152.Kf6 Re8 153.Be6 Ke4 154.Rc4+ Kd3 155.Rh4 Rd8
156.Ke5 Kc3 157.Rc4+ Kd3 158.Ra4 Re8 159.Ra3+ Ke2 160.Kf5 Kd2
161.Rh3 Re7 162.Kf6 Re8 163.Ke5 Ke2 164.Kd5 Kf2 165.Bf5 Re3
166.Rh8 Re7 167.Kd4 Kf3 168.Rf8 Kg3 169.Be4 Ra7 170.Ke3 Ra3+
171.Bd3 Rb3 172.Rg8+ Kh3 173.Ke4 Kh2 174.Be2 Rg3 175.Bg4 Ra3
176.Bf3 Ra4+ 177.Ke3 Rb4 178.Be4 Rb6 179.Kf4 Rf6+ 180.Bf5 Rf7
181.Rg5 Ra7 182.Rh5+ Kg2 183.Be4+ Kf2 184.Rh2+ Kg1 185.Rg2+
Kf1 186.Rd2 Kg1 187.Kf3 Ra3+ 188.Bd3 Ra8 189.Rg2+ Kh1 190.Be4
Rf8+ 191.Ke2 Re8 1/2-1/2

Only a draw? The longest decisive game was, for many year, this one:

[Event "Karlsbad"]
[Site "Karlsbad CZE"]
[Date "1907.08.27"]
[EventDate "1907.??.??"]
[Round "6"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Heinrich Wolf"]
[Black "Oldrich Duras"]
[ECO "C77"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "335"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. Nc3 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5
7. Nxe5 O-O 8. O-O Nd4 9. Nf3 d6 10. Nxd4 Bxd4 11. Ne2 Bb6
12. d3 Ng4 13. h3 Ne5 14. d4 Nc4 15. Ng3 Qh4 16. c3 g6 17. Qf3
Be6 18. Bc2 Rad8 19. b3 Na5 20. Be3 d5 21. e5 f5 22. Qf4 Qxf4
23. Bxf4 Nb7 24. Ne2 c5 25. b4 c4 26. a4 Rb8 27. axb5 axb5
28. Bg5 Kf7 29. Ra6 Nd8 30. Rfa1 Bc8 31. R6a2 Ne6 32. Be3 Bb7
33. Kh2 Kg7 34. f4 h5 35. g3 Nc7 36. Ng1 Ra8 37. Rxa8 Rxa8
38. Rxa8 Nxa8 39. g4 hxg4 40. hxg4 Bc8 41. Nf3 Bd8 42. gxf5
Bxf5 43. Bxf5 gxf5 44. Bf2 Kf7 45. Bh4 Bxh4 46. Nxh4 Ke6
47. Ng2 Nb6 48. Ne3 Na4 49. Nd1 Ke7 50. Kg3 Kf7 51. Kf3 Ke7
52. Ke3 Nb6 53. Kd2 Ke6 54. Ne3 Nc8 55. Nc2 Kd7 56. Ke2 Nb6
57. Ne3 Ke6 58. Kf3 Na4 59. Nd1 Ke7 60. Kg3 Kf7 61. Kh3 Kg7
62. Kh4 Kg6 63. Kg3 Kf7 64. Kf2 Ke7 65. Ke2 Ke6 66. Kd2 Nb6
67. Ne3 Nc8 68. Nc2 Kd7 69. Ne1 Ke6 70. Nf3 Nb6 71. Ke2 Ke7
72. Ng5 Na4 73. Kd2 Nb6 74. Nh7 Nd7 75. Ke3 Kf7 76. Kf2 Ke6
77. Ke3 Kf7 78. Kd2 Ke6 79. Ng5+ Ke7 80. Nf3 Nb6 81. Ne1 Ke6
82. Nc2 Kd7 83. Na3 Kc6 84. Ke2 Na4 85. Nb1 Kd7 86. Kf3 Ke6
87. Kg3 Kf7 88. Kh4 Kg6 89. e6 Kf6 90. Kh5 Ke7 91. Kg6 Kxe6
92. Kg5 Nb2 93. Na3 Nd1 94. Nxb5 Ne3 95. Nc7+ Kd7 96. Na6 Kc6
97. Nc5 Kb5 98. Kf6 Nd1 99. Kxf5 Nxc3 100. Ke5 Na4 101. f5
Nxc5 102. bxc5 c3 103. f6 c2 104. f7 c1=Q 105. f8=Q Kc4
106. Qf6 Qa1 107. Kd6 Qa3 108. Qf1+ Kb4 109. Qe1+ Kb5
110. Qe2+ Kb4 111. Qe6 Qa8 112. c6 Qd8+ 113. Qd7 Qf6+
114. Kxd5 Qf3+ 115. Kd6 Qg3+ 116. Ke7 Qh4+ 117. Ke6 Qh3+
118. Kf6 Qh6+ 119. Kf5 Qh5+ 120. Kf4 Qh6+ 121. Kf3 Qh5+
122. Ke4 Qh4+ 123. Ke5 Qh2+ 124. Kd5 Qh1+ 125. Ke6 Qh3+
126. Ke5 Qh2+ 127. Ke4 Qh4+ 128. Kf5 Qh5+ 129. Kf4 Qh6+
130. Kg3 Qg5+ 131. Kf3 Qh5+ 132. Qg4 Qd5+ 133. Ke3 Qd6
134. Qf4 Qe6+ 135. Kf2 Qa2+ 136. Kg3 Qg8+ 137. Qg4 Qb8+
138. Kg2 Qd6 139. Qd7 Qg6+ 140. Kf2 Qc2+ 141. Kf3 Qd1+
142. Kf4 Qd2+ 143. Kf5 Qf2+ 144. Kg6 Qg3+ 145. Kf7 Qh2
146. Qe7+ Ka4 147. d5 Qh5+ 148. Ke6 Qg4+ 149. Kd6 Qb4+
150. Kd7 Qg4+ 151. Kc7 Kb5 152. d6 Qf4 153. Kb7 Qb4 154. Qe5+
Kc4+ 155. Kc7 Qa3 156. Kd7 Kb4 157. c7 Qh3+ 158. Kd8 Qh4+
159. Kc8 Kb3 160. Qb5+ Ka3 161. Kb8 Qd4 162. d7 Qc3 163. d8=Q
Qb3 164. Qxb3+ Kxb3 165. c8=Q Kb4 166. Qd3 Ka5 167. Qdc4 Kb6
168. Qb4# 1-0

Duras also lost a 161-move epic to Janowski in 1911 - a real fighter, then!

But towards the end of the last century, FIDE fiddled with the rules about R+B vs R, allowing 100 moves instead of 50 to be made without a capture, and during this period some extraordinary sea serpents grew:

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1989.02.17"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[White "Ivan Nikolic"]
[Black "Goran Arsovic"]
[ECO "E95"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "538"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 Nbd7 7.O-O
e5 8.Re1 Re8 9.Bf1 h6 10.d5 Nh7 11.Rb1 f5 12.Nd2 f4 13.b4 g5
14.Nb3 Bf8 15.Be2 Ndf6 16.c5 g4 17.cxd6 cxd6 18.a3 Ng5 19.Bf1
Re7 20.Qd3 Rg7 21.Kh1 Qe8 22.Nd2 g3 23.fxg3 fxg3 24.Qxg3 Nh3
25.Qf3 Qg6 26.Nc4 Bd7 27.Bd3 Ng5 28.Bxg5 Qxg5 29.Ne3 Re8
30.Ne2 Be7 31.Rbd1 Rf8 32.Nf5 Ng4 33.Neg3 h5 34.Kg1 h4 35.Qxg4
Qxg4 36.Nh6+ Kh7 37.Nxg4 hxg3 38.Ne3 gxh2+ 39.Kxh2 Rh8 40.Rh1
Kg6+ 41.Kg1 Rc8 42.Be2 Rc3 43.Rd3 Rc1+ 44.Nf1 Bd8 45.Rh8 Bb6+
46.Kh2 Rh7+ 47.Rxh7 Kxh7 48.Nd2 Bg1+ 49.Kh1 Bd4+ 50.Nf1 Bg4
51.Bxg4 Rxf1+ 52.Kh2 Bg1+ 53.Kh3 Re1 54.Bf5+ Kh6 55.Kg4 Re3
56.Rd1 Bh2 57.Rh1 Rg3+ 58.Kh4 Rxg2 59.Kh3 Rg3+ 60.Kxh2 Rxa3
61.Rg1 Ra6 62.Rg6+ Kh5 63.Kg3 Rb6 64.Rg7 Rxb4 65.Bc8 a5
66.Bxb7 a4 67.Bc6 a3 68.Ra7 Rb3+ 69.Kf2 Kg5 70.Ke2 Kf4 71.Ra4
Rh3 72.Kd2 a2 73.Bb5 Rh1 74.Rxa2 Rh2+ 75.Be2 Kxe4 76.Ra5 Kd4
77.Ke1 Rh1+ 78.Kf2 Rc1 79.Bg4 Rc2+ 80.Ke1 e4 81.Be6 Ke5 82.Bg8
Rc8 83.Bf7 Rc7 84.Be6 Rc2 85.Ra8 Rb2 86.Ra6 Rg2 87.Kd1 Rb2
88.Ra5 Rg2 89.Bd7 Rh2 90.Bc6 Kf4 91.Ra8 e3 92.Re8 Kf3 93.Rf8+
Ke4 94.Rf6 Kd3 95.Bb5+ Kd4 96.Rf5 Rh1+ 97.Ke2 Rh2+ 98.Kd1 Rh1+
99.Kc2 Rh2+ 100.Kc1 Rh1+ 101.Kc2 Rh2+ 102.Kd1 Rh1+ 103.Ke2
Rh2+ 104.Kf1 Rb2 105.Be2 Ke4 106.Rh5 Rb1+ 107.Kg2 Rb2 108.Rh4+
Kxd5 109.Kf3 Kc5 110.Kxe3 Rb3+ 111.Bd3 d5 112.Rh8 Ra3 113.Re8
Kd6 114.Kd4 Ra4+ 115.Kc3 Ra3+ 116.Kd4 Ra4+ 117.Ke3 Ra3 118.Rh8
Ke5 119.Rh5+ Kd6 120.Rg5 Rb3 121.Kd2 Rb8 122.Bf1 Re8 123.Kd3
Re5 124.Rg8 Rh5 125.Bg2 Kc5 126.Rf8 Rh6 127.Bf3 Rd6 128.Re8
Rc6 129.Ra8 Rb6 130.Rd8 Rd6 131.Rf8 Ra6 132.Rf5 Rd6 133.Kc3
Rd8 134.Rg5 Rd6 135.Rh5 Rd8 136.Rf5 Rd6 137.Rf8 Ra6 138.Re8
Rc6 139.Ra8 Rb6 140.Ra5+ Rb5 141.Ra1 Rb8 142.Rd1 Rd8 143.Rd2
Rd7 144.Bg2 Rd8 145.Kd3 Ra8 146.Ke3 Re8+ 147.Kd3 Ra8 148.Kc3
Rd8 149.Bf3 Rd7 150.Kd3 Ra7 151.Bg2 Ra8 152.Rc2+ Kd6 153.Rc3
Ra2 154.Bf3 Ra8 155.Rb3 Ra5 156.Ke3 Ke5 157.Rd3 Rb5 158.Kd2
Rc5 159.Bg2 Ra5 160.Bf3 Rc5 161.Bd1 Rc8 162.Bb3 Rc5 163.Rh3
Kf4 164.Kd3 Ke5 165.Rh5+ Kf4 166.Kd4 Rb5 167.Bxd5 Rb4+ 168.Bc4
Ra4 169.Rh7 Kg5 170.Rf7 Kg6 171.Rf1 Kg5 172.Kc5 Ra5+ 173.Kc6
Ra4 174.Bd5 Rf4 175.Re1 Rf6+ 176.Kc5 Rf5 177.Kd4 Kf6 178.Re6+
Kg5 179.Be4 Rf6 180.Re8 Kf4 181.Rh8 Rd6+ 182.Bd5 Rf6 183.Rh1
Kf5 184.Be4+ Ke6 185.Ra1 Kd6 186.Ra5 Re6 187.Bf5 Re1 188.Ra6+
Ke7 189.Be4 Rc1 190.Ke5 Rc5+ 191.Bd5 Rc7 192.Rg6 Rd7 193.Rh6
Kd8 194.Be6 Rd2 195.Rh7 Ke8 196.Kf6 Kd8 197.Ke5 Rd1 198.Bd5
Ke8 199.Kd6 Kf8 200.Rf7+ Ke8 201.Rg7 Rf1 202.Rg8+ Rf8 203.Rg7
Rf6+ 204.Be6 Rf2 205.Bd5 Rf6+ 206.Ke5 Rf1 207.Kd6 Rf6+ 208.Be6
Rf2 209.Ra7 Kf8 210.Rc7 Rd2+ 211.Ke5 Ke8 212.Kf6 Rf2+ 213.Bf5
Rd2 214.Rc1 Rd6+ 215.Be6 Rd2 216.Rh1 Kd8 217.Rh7 Rd1 218.Rg7
Rd2 219.Rg8+ Kc7 220.Rc8+ Kb6 221.Ke5 Kb7 222.Rc3 Kb6 223.Bd5
Rh2 224.Kd6 Rh6+ 225.Be6 Rh5 226.Ra3 Ra5 227.Rg3 Rh5 228.Rg2
Ka5 229.Rg3 Kb6 230.Rg4 Rb5 231.Bd5 Rc5 232.Rg8 Rc2 233.Rb8+
Ka5 234.Bb3 Rc3 235.Kd5 Rc7 236.Kd4 Rd7+ 237.Bd5 Re7 238.Rb2
Re8 239.Rb7 Ka6 240.Rb1 Ka5 241.Bc4 Rd8+ 242.Kc3 Rh8 243.Rb5+
Ka4 244.Rb6 Rh3+ 245.Bd3 Rh5 246.Re6 Rg5 247.Rh6 Rc5+ 248.Bc4
Rg5 249.Ra6+ Ra5 250.Rh6 Rg5 251.Rh4 Ka5 252.Rh2 Rg3+ 253.Kd4
Rg5 254.Bd5 Ka4 255.Kc5 Rg3 256.Ra2+ Ra3 257.Rb2 Rg3 258.Rh2
Rc3+ 259.Bc4 Rg3 260.Rb2 Rg5+ 261.Bd5 Rg3 262.Rh2 Rc3+ 263.Bc4
Rg3 264.Rh8 Ka3 265.Ra8+ Kb2 266.Ra2+ Kb1 267.Rf2 Kc1 268.Kd4
Kd1 269.Bd3 Rg7 1/2-1/2
[Event "Villandry"]
[Site "Villandry"]
[Date "2007.05.01"]
[Round "2.1"]
[White "Fressinet, Laurent"]
[Black "Kosteniuk, Alexandra"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C96"]
[WhiteElo "2650"]
[BlackElo "2525"]
[PlyCount "474"]
[EventDate "2007.05.01"]
[EventType "k.o. (rapid)"]
[EventRounds "2"]
[EventCountry "FRA"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2009.11.30"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nc6 4. O-O Bd7 5. Re1 Nf6 6. c3 a6 7. Ba4 b5 8. Bc2
e5 9. h3 Be7 10. d4 O-O 11. d5 Na5 12. Nbd2 g6 13. b4 Nb7 14. a4 Qc7 15. Nf1
Nh5 16. Bh6 Ng7 17. Ng3 f6 18. Qd2 Rfc8 19. Ra2 a5 20. Rea1 axb4 21. cxb4 bxa4
22. Bxa4 Bxa4 23. Rxa4 Rxa4 24. Rxa4 cxb4 25. Rxb4 Nc5 26. Be3 Qd7 27. Rc4 Rb8
28. Bxc5 dxc5 29. Nf1 Ne8 30. Qc2 Qb5 31. N3d2 Qb2 32. Qa4 Kf7 33. Rc2 Qb4 34.
Qd7 Nd6 35. Ne3 Kf8 36. Kh2 Rd8 37. Qg4 Qd4 38. Nec4 f5 39. Qe2 Nxe4 40. Nxe4
Qxe4 41. Qxe4 fxe4 42. Rd2 Bg5 43. Rd1 Rb8 44. Kg1 Rb4 45. Nxe5 c4 46. Nc6 Rb2
47. Nd4 c3 48. Re1 c2 49. Nxc2 Rxc2 50. Rxe4 Rd2 51. g3 Be7 52. Rf4+ Kg7 53.
Kg2 Bc5 54. h4 Rxd5 55. Rc4 Kf6 56. Rc2 Kf5 57. Ra2 Bb4 58. Rb2 Bc3 59. Rc2 Rd3
60. Kf1 Bd4 61. Kg2 Rb3 62. Rc7 h6 63. Rf7+ Ke6 64. Rf4 Bb6 65. Rf8 Rb2 66. Rf3
g5 67. hxg5 hxg5 68. Rf8 Bc5 69. Rf3 Ra2 70. Kg1 Ra7 71. Kg2 Ke5 72. Kh3 Ra4
73. Kg2 Ra2 74. Rf7 Ke4 75. Rf3 Bd4 76. Rf8 Kd3 77. Rf5 Ke4 78. Rxg5 Rxf2+ 79.
Kh3 Rf8 80. Rg4+ Ke3 81. Rf4 Rg8 82. Rg4 Bg7 83. Kg2 Kd3 84. Rg6 Ke4 85. Rg5
Kd4 86. Kg1 Kd3 87. Kg2 Ke4 88. Rg4+ Kf5 89. Rf4+ Kg5 90. Kf3 Ra8 91. Rg4+ Kf6
92. Rf4+ Ke6 93. Kg2 Be5 94. Rf3 Rh8 95. Kg1 Kd5 96. Kg2 Ke4 97. Rb3 Rc8 98.
Kh3 Rc2 99. Kg4 Rg2 100. Ra3 Rg1 101. Rb3 Bd6 102. Rc3 Kd4 103. Rb3 Bc5 104.
Rf3 Bb4 105. Rf4+ Kc3 106. Rf3+ Kd2 107. Kf5 Ke2 108. Rb3 Bd2 109. Ke4 Ra1 110.
Kf5 Be3 111. Kg4 Ra4+ 112. Kh3 Ra7 113. Rb5 Rf7 114. Kg4 Rg7+ 115. Kh3 Bf2 116.
Rb3 Kf1 117. Rb1+ Be1 118. Rb3 Rh7+ 119. Kg4 Kg2 120. Kf4 Rf7+ 121. Ke4 Bxg3
122. Rb2+ Kh3 123. Rb3 Kg4 124. Kd5 Bf4 125. Ke6 Rf8 126. Rb1 Re8+ 127. Kd7 Re5
128. Rd1 Kf5 129. Kc6 Re2 130. Rd8 Rc2+ 131. Kb5 Ke6 132. Rd4 Bd6 133. Rc4 Rb2+
134. Kc6 Rb8 135. Rh4 Rc8+ 136. Kb7 Rc1 137. Kb6 Bf8 138. Kb5 Rc5+ 139. Kb6 Rc1
140. Kb5 Bd6 141. Rc4 Ra1 142. Kc6 Be5 143. Rc2 Ra8 144. Rc4 Rd8 145. Rc5 Bd4
146. Rc4 Rd6+ 147. Kc7 Rd7+ 148. Kc6 Be5 149. Rc5 Rd6+ 150. Kb5 Rd8 151. Kc6
Bd4 152. Rc4 Ke5 153. Kc7 Rh8 154. Kc6 Rh6+ 155. Kb7 Kd5 156. Rc7 Rb6+ 157. Kc8
Be5 158. Rb7 Rh6 159. Kd7 Bd6 160. Rb5+ Bc5 161. Rb7 Re6 162. Rc7 Bb6 163. Rb7
Rh6 164. Kc8 Ba5 165. Kd7 Kc5 166. Kc8 Rd6 167. Rd7 Rg6 168. Rb7 Bd2 169. Kd7
Bf4 170. Kc8 Kd5 171. Kd7 Rg7+ 172. Kc8 Rg1 173. Kd7 Bd6 174. Rb5+ Bc5 175. Rb7
Rd1 176. Kc8 Ke6 177. Kc7 Rc1 178. Kc6 Bd6+ 179. Kb5 Kd5 180. Rb6 Bc5 181. Rb7
Kd6 182. Ka6 Ra1+ 183. Kb5 Kd5 184. Rd7+ Bd6 185. Rb7 Rh1 186. Rb6 Bc7 187. Rb7
Rc1 188. Ka6 Kd6 189. Kb5 Rb1+ 190. Ka6 Ra1+ 191. Kb5 Bb8 192. Kb6 Bc7+ 193.
Kb5 Ra5+ 194. Kb4 Rh5 195. Kc4 Kc6 196. Rb3 Rh4+ 197. Kd3 Ba5 198. Rb8 Kc5 199.
Rg8 Rd4+ 200. Ke3 Bd2+ 201. Kf3 Rd7 202. Rg4 Kd5 203. Ke2 Ke5 204. Kf3 Bh6 205.
Ra4 Rd5 206. Rh4 Bg5 207. Ra4 Rd3+ 208. Ke2 Re3+ 209. Kf2 Rb3 210. Ke2 Be3 211.
Ra8 Bd4 212. Re8+ Kf4 213. Kd2 Be5 214. Kc2 Rc3+ 215. Kd2 Rc7 216. Kd3 Rd7+
217. Kc4 Ke4 218. Kb5 Kd5 219. Rc8 Rb7+ 220. Ka6 Rb1 221. Rc2 Bd6 222. Rc8 Bc5
223. Rd8+ Kc4 224. Rc8 Rb2 225. Rc6 Kd5 226. Rc8 Rb6+ 227. Ka7 Kd6 228. Rb8
Rb1+ 229. Ka8 Ra1+ 230. Kb7 Ra7+ 231. Kc8 Rh7 232. Rb1 Kc6 233. Rd1 Be3 234.
Kd8 Bc5 235. Kc8 Ra7 236. Kb8 Ra2 237. Rc1 Rh2 0-1

According to ChessBase (and Wikipedia), Fressinet could have claimed a draw under the fifty-move rule, but did not do so since neither player was keeping score, it being a rapid chess game. Earlier in the tournament, Korchnoi had successfully invoked the rule to claim a draw against Fressinet; the arbiters overruled Fressinet's argument that Korchnoi could not do so without keeping score. Fressinet, apparently wanting to be consistent, did not try to claim a draw against Kosteniuk in the same situation. He actually went on to win the tournament!

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