Chess has a very long and illustrious history. It is believed that chess is originate out of India during the Gupta empire, and eventually make their way to the West in the 9th century. Of course, there are many different improvements between the that time periods and now.
The longest tournament chess game lasted 269 moves (20 hours, 15 minutes), which ended in a draw. Theoretical estimates of the longest games are varied and extreme (5000+ moves), which are exacerbated by special rules (and a bad play!); i.e Rule 50-move and and 3-move repetition.
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