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Grandmaster Blunders
Compiled by alexmagnus
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This is the collection of the worst moves ever made by the players, whose playing strength is doubtless over the one shown during making these moves

100...Kg5??? And what about the rook on a1?
P H Nielsen vs Karjakin, 2005 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 101 moves, 1-0

Spassky losing his knight by Scholarīs Mate threat
H Lieb vs Spassky, 1979 
(C26) Vienna, 24 moves, 1-0

Bb4? Self-mate by Chigorin.
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Trapped Queen
Nunn vs Kiril Georgiev, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

S*** happens - particularly if the game is blindfolded
Karpov vs Sadler, 1998 
(A06) Reti Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Again Chigorin!
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1889 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

One more self-mate
Karpov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

Karpov in a bad mood
Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

Mate?No, just a queen loss
Reshevsky vs Savon, 1973 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 40 moves, 0-1

One more queen
Kramnik vs Shirov, 2001 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 14 moves, 1-0

Was Anand drunk?????
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

And Short self-mates himself
Short vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

Three big blunders in one game between two great players
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 0-1

24..cxd5?, 25..bxd5?
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 29 moves, 1-0

Missed fork
Adams vs Leko, 1996 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Poor Katy... :-(
Lahno vs Areshchenko, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

Wth happened to Karjakin here?
Karjakin vs T L Petrosian, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 0-1

Qf8?? Probably the most fatal blunder in Carlsen's career
Carlsen vs Bareev, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

A one-move-blundered Queen at GM level? Yes!!!
L Bruzon vs Krasenkow, 2005 
(B40) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1-0

Magnus? It can't be true!
Carlsen vs M Gagunashvili, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 65 moves, 0-1

Petrosian
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 36 moves, 0-1

Qxa2??
Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

Qf8??
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

24.exd4??
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 0-1

Mate in ONE
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Ehrm, Pari, wasn't it mate? And what did Rg1 mean at all?
Negi vs Lahno, 2006 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lost Draw
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 64 moves, 1-0

Rf1??
K Urban vs Naiditsch, 2007 
(A15) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Bent Larsen
S Giardelli vs Larsen, 2004 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 21 moves, 1-0

A mistake which he won't make in the next 70 years?
Portisch vs Spassky, 2007 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 25 moves, 1-0

Spassky III
Spassky vs Karpov, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

Mate in 1 missed by both players.
F Bellini vs V Gashimov, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bd6??
Motylev vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 35 moves, 0-1

Qxh5 makes it complete
D Donchev vs Topalov, 1989 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 19 moves, 1-0

Kasparov
Anand vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1-0

Kamsky vs Shirov, 2007 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Short vs Chiburdanidze, 1985 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 31 moves, 0-1

stalemate
Kasparov vs Kiril Georgiev, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

stalemate 2
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 1998 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Blundering Thrice (black 28, white 30, white 37)
Ivanchuk vs Aronian, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 0-1

Ke5?? Some say worst, but game #1 is much worse:)
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 80 moves, 1-0

Queen
Bacrot vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4, 23 moves, 0-1

Morozevich vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Helpmate in one
Beliavsky vs L E Johannessen, 2002 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 69 moves, 0-1

A blunder by a computer!
P Lafuente vs Shredder, 2005 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

Moves 59+
J Zawadzka vs E Paehtz, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

One-move blunder on move 11
Stripunsky vs Onischuk, 2012 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 11 moves, 0-1

One-move blundered queen (black's 34th, the opponent misses it)
J Emma vs Stein, 1966 
(B50) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mate in two missed by both
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1912  
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 50 moves, 1-0

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

Kramnik vs Wang Hao, 2013 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

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