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Games in Soltis's "Catalog of Chess Mistakes"
Compiled by Monoceros
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One of my favourite chess books for a while has been the "Catalog of Chess Mistakes" by Andy Soltis; here are some of the games that Soltis uses to illustrate this points.


Is 37. ... Rh8 really a blunder? Soltis thinks so
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

Queen sac leads to storm of minor pieces
Levenfish vs Flamberg, 1912
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 55 moves, 1-0

Bronstein daydreams and reaches for the wrong piece.
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

Ivkov allows mate in two. Horrible.
G Garcia vs Ivkov, 1965 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Black falls for trappy move in the Caro-Kann
B Perenyi vs L Eperjesi, 1974 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 14 moves, 1-0

21. Rf4? How not to defend hanging pawns
Keres vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 0-1

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