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Amazing stories
Compiled by capanegra
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The following collection includes games which are famous, not necessarily because of its skill, but because of the curious anecdotes that happened during those games. You will see Marshall pushing his Rook off the board without picking it up and wining at the end, Winawer wining with an illegal move with his Knight, proud Rubinstein drawing purposely in a won position, Alekhine stealing a brilliant post mortem variation, and Fine betting with Najdorf about a theoretical position in an endgame, just to mention some.


The first and only double-cross in chess history
P Ware vs J Grundy, 1880 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 0-1

Winawer wins with an illegal move
J Mason vs Winawer, 1883  
(C13) French, 43 moves, 0-1

Burn couldn't light his pipe
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

'With Wolf I make draw when I want to, not when he wants to!'
H Wolf vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Marshall's elbow
J Esser vs Marshall, 1911 
(C15) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 0-1

Alekhine's plagiarism
Alekhine vs E E Book, 1938 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

Najdorf's bet
Fine vs Najdorf, 1949 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 71 moves, 0-1

Fischer touches his Pawn
Unzicker vs Fischer, 1960 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

Alekhine throws his King
Alekhine vs Gruenfeld, 1922 
(D80) Grunfeld, 55 moves, 0-1

Mieses fails against the tail-ender of the tournament
Gunsberg vs J Mieses, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 50 moves, 1-0

Reti forgets he had moved the Rook
Carlos Torre vs Reti, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Frank vs N Meyberg, 1992 
(C46) Three Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

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