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Thursday, December 14, 2006

No Captures Until Move 51 !

A reader reported that at a recent tournament, a game between two talented middle school players went until the 51st move before ANY material was captured!

Does anyone else have similar games to report? If so, please send the game score!



  • There was a 31-move game where Black resigned because he was losing a piece. There were no captures in that game. There was also a 70-move game which was drawn by the 50-move rule, also without captures. I recall a game where the first capture occurred on move number 56, and eventually Black won around move 120. It appeared in Chernev's Wonders and Curiosities of Chess. I can't find it in the database.

    By Blogger Yechiel, at 11:42 AM  

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