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The dirty dozen
Compiled by sneaky pete
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The unwashables

You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln said that.

Napoleon was a patzer and Alekhine was drunk. I said that.

sycophantasia
Napoleon Bonaparte vs Madame De Remusat, 1804 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

one of Capt. Kennedy's Waifs and Strays (1862)
Napoleon Bonaparte vs General Bertrand, 1820 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Thorold almighty
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1829 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

he ought to win
Staunton vs NN, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

from rock to sea
T W Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

dirty deacon 1
F Deacon vs Morphy, 1858 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 46 moves, 1-0

dirty deacon 2
Morphy vs F Deacon, 1858 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Morphy didn't play this bad, Deacon did
Morphy vs F Deacon, 1859 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 38 moves, 1-0

from Dr. Tartakower's launderette
Shumov vs Kolisch, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

a capital hoax
K Marx vs Meyer, 1867 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

a mystery of faith
Guila vs G Pecci, 1875 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

hook, line and sinker.
J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

just a variation given in the notes
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

the original dirty rat
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

the dirty rat strikes again
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

composed game
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

ars longa, vita brevis
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

a fish called Wanda
W Zartobliwy vs K Wojtyla, 1947 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

oh, where have you gone, golden days of my youth?
Lensky vs Olga, 1949 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 0-1

relevance or fascination?
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

no rose without a thorn(ton)
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

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