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Famous champs lose to infamous openings
Compiled by Fischer of Men
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These famous players lose (or draw) against unusual openings.

Morphy loses to Barnes Defence
Morphy vs T W Barnes, 1858 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Morphy loses to the Owen Defence
Morphy vs Owen, 1858 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Steinitz loses to the St. George Defense
Steinitz vs J Baker, 1868 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Steinitz loses to the Polish Opening
Bugajev vs Steinitz, 1896 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury loses to the Chicago Gambit
D T Phillips vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Lasker loses to the Latvian Gambit
Lasker vs R L Sze, 1910 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Alekhine loses to the Budapest Defense
Alekhine vs Gilg, 1926 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 67 moves, 0-1

Fischer loses to the Latvian Gambit
Fischer vs V Pupols, 1955 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Fischer draws against the Damiano Defence
Fischer vs R F McGregor, 1964 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov loses to the St. George Defense
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Tal loses to the Budapest Defense
J C Rodriguez Talavera vs M Sion Castro, 1988 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 59 moves, 0-1

Kramnik draws against the Cochrane Gambit
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

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