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When masters overlook mate
Compiled by capanegra
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Never miss a check, it might be mate!

Anderssen misses mate in one
Anderssen vs Blackburne, 1862 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Schlechter misses mate in one
Schlechter vs J Mieses, 1894 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 52 moves, 1-0

Gligoric misses mate in one
Gligoric vs E E Book, 1948 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 51 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi misses mate in one
Korchnoi vs Mecking, 1974 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 42 moves, 1-0

Timmerman misses mate in one
A Anton vs G Timmerman, 1986 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 47 moves, 0-1

Bellini misses mate un one
F Bellini vs V Gashimov, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov misses mate in one
Kasparov vs C Tambasco, 2004 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Chigorin misses mate in two
Burn vs Chigorin, 1905 
(A84) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein misses mate in two
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1912  
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 50 moves, 1-0

Bouvier misses mate in two
D Milicevic vs J Bouvier, 2003 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Szabo misses mate in two
Szabo vs Reshevsky, 1953 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Charousek misses mate in two
Albin vs Charousek, 1897 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 62 moves, 0-1

Chigorin misses mate in two
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1883 
(C25) Vienna, 30 moves, 0-1

Tarjan misses mate in two
Tarjan vs L Christiansen, 1977 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird misses mate in two
G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1874 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

Bird misses mate in three
Bird / Dobell vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Gunsberg misses mate in three
Bird / Dobell vs Gunsberg / Locock, 1897 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Duras misses mate in three
Duras vs Olland, 1907 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch misses mate in three
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky misses mate in three
Reshevsky vs Savon, 1973 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 40 moves, 0-1

Gurevich misses mate in three
M Gurevich vs R Ovetchkin, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Morphy misses mate in four
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Taubenhaus misses mate in four
Taubenhaus vs Janowski, 1903 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Naegeli misses mate in four
Alekhine vs O Naegeli, 1932 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov misses mate in four
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 63 moves, 0-1

Lasker misses mate in five
Lasker vs J Mieses, 1889 
(A80) Dutch, 37 moves, 1-0

Chigorin misses mate in five
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Henneberger misses mate in five
W Henneberger vs O Bernstein, 1934 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Maroczi misses mate in six
Spielmann vs Maroczy, 1931 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 48 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky misses mate in five
W Fairhurst vs Reshevsky, 1937 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

Yusupov misses mate in three
Yusupov vs K Spraggett, 1989 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk misses mate in one
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

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