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The Ultimate Blunders
Compiled by prinsallan
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A collection over the most famous games that a player resigned who was actually winning :D


An obvoius blunder
Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

My favourite mistake ^^
I Samarin vs Antoshin, 1985 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

Move 36 is just too hilarious, not a loosing blunder but anyway
R Staechelin vs Marco Lehmann, 2005 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Lambert gives up a won game :D
Kotov vs G Lambert, 1977 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Resigning from Shock?
M Romi vs C Staldi, 1954 
(A48) King's Indian, 51 moves, 1-0

Blindness of a special kind.
Sznapik vs M van Gils, 1986 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

Mutual Blindness!
G Negyesy vs K Honfi, 1955 
(D84) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 0-1

Losing the WC title by resigning
A Both vs Spate, 1987 
(E73) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Bad Calculations?
R Ortega vs E Etcheverry, 1963 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Another day, another mistake...
K Darga vs L Lengyel, 1964 
(A17) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Krabbés Kramped
K Langeweg vs T Krabbe, 1967 
(A25) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Blind in aHouse of Glaz
Veprek vs I David Glaz, 1982 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Why not... 28. Ne3...
B Jonasson vs Angantysson, 1984 
(B40) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Noone ever won a game by resigning
A Martorelli vs Antunes, 1985 
(C49) Four Knights, 39 moves, 1-0

Panic!
C S M Franco vs J Klinger, 1986 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 35 moves, 0-1

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