If I understand correctly, once player A makes a draw offer, the opponent player B retains the right to accept the draw offer as long as player B does not rejected it verbally, or touch a piece with the intention of moving or capturing it. So technically player B may spend as much time as he has left on the clock, say 60 minutes, before accepting the draw offer and once the draw offer is made, player A is not allowed to withdraw it.

So what is the longest record of waiting time before a draw offer is accepted?

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    I doubt you will get an definitive answer to this. Commented Feb 18, 2020 at 2:07

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There are no records of that. We can possibly tell of some long ones we heard of but the question cannot be answered for THE LONGEST wait.

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