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MorphyMatt's world of the weird
Compiled by MorphyMatt
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premature resignation
Kasparov vs J Charambalos, 1997 
(B50) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

An exciting draw!
Alekhine vs M Fox, 1924 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

10. Qxb7?? The computer was sick that day.
Compx Chess 46 vs Short, 1977 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

5 Queens! Too bad it was faked.
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

23. Qxd5?? Is terrible for Alekhine
Alekhine vs Ecole Polytechnique Paris, 1925 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Complicated
Geller vs Kogan, 1946 
(B53) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Drunk King
Lindemann vs Echtermeyer, 1893  
(B01) Scandinavian, 3 moves, 0-1

Weird smothered mate
Molinari vs Bordais, 1979 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

5 Queens!
Z Mackic vs A Maksimenko, 1994 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 51 moves, 0-1

47... Bh3!! Who says opposite color bishops is a draw?
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Queening and losing
Belov vs Prohorov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 82 moves, 0-1

The Giuoco Piano can no longer be called the "quiet game"
Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

Oddest mate ever?
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Complicated
L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

45. Qb6+?? is refuted by 45... Ka8!!
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Not that knight?The other one?Not that queen?No, the other one?
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

27... Rxe2??
O Bernstein vs Duras, 1938 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

No, your king is more valuable than my queen
Boldmann vs A Jansson, 1937 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

White wasn't FOOLED by black's weird opening.
W T Mayfield vs W R Trinks, 1959 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

37. Qxa2?? Is a stange blunder from Larsen
Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

10. Nxd4?? and 11. Qxa6?? is odd for Morphy
Morphy vs Maurian, 1855 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 0-1

Shortest Tournament game
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

A 0-move game!
Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 1/2-1/2

1. d4! forces draw
Tartakower vs A Kramer, 1928 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another fool
L Darling vs R Wood, 1983 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 2 moves, 0-1

Fool!
Van Kessel vs Rensen, 1990 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

That's a lot of fools!
H Klip vs T Bottema, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

3. Ng5?? is a bad novelty
D Tobor vs W Stamer, 1984 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

81. Ke5?? just makes no sense
E Canal vs Alekhine, 1923 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 84 moves, 0-1

5... Nge7??
J McGrouther vs Robert McCann, 1893 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

6. d4??
T Mantia vs T Trogdon, 1979 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 6 moves, 0-1

6. Bxg7??
Brichinova vs Alexandrova, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

4. Bb2??
J Spencer vs Takacs, 1981 
(A20) English, 4 moves, 0-1

No, 4. Nc3?? is not the refutation
M Greenwalt vs B Wall, 1983 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

No, 4. b3?? isn't the refutation either
Mogusar vs T L Trippe, 1984 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

5... Bd7??
B Corneliussen vs Martin Jensen, 1991 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

5... Bf5?? is refuted by the novelty 6. Qe2!
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

6. Nbd7??
F La Rota vs J Sarwer, 1988 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 7 moves, 1-0

3... g6??
Michael Meyer vs D Newcomb, 1952 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

6. Rf1??
Muhlock vs B Kostic, 1911 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 0-1

7. gxh4??
Rusty Warren vs B Wall, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

5. h3?? allows 7... gxh1=N#!
Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 7 moves, 0-1

7... Bg6??
E Brunel vs B Kong, 1989 
(C27) Vienna Game, 8 moves, 1-0

7... Bxc4?? allows a cool finish
E J Diemer vs NN, 1979 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

6. d6??
Schulz vs Lehnert, 1909 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

9. Rxa5??
Reshevsky vs R Margolit, 1968 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 9 moves, 0-1

9... dxe3??
Wiersma vs Euwe, 1920 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

8... Nxd4??
B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

9. gxh4??
Stevenson vs S Mariotti, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Black missed forced mate and resigned
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Quiet game?
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

11... Bd6??
L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

16... Nd7??
J L Burden vs L Christiansen, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 0-1

28... Nd4??
Harrwitz vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Queening and losing 2
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 0-1

Queening and losing 3
Ljubojevic vs Gulko, 1989 
(A10) English, 72 moves, 1-0

Queening and losing 4
Jasnikowski vs F Borkowski, 1988 
(E73) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

A weird knight on h8
Reshevsky vs G N Treysman, 1938 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

24... Nh8!!
Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1970  
(E97) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

29... Nh1!
Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

White's king goes to h8!!
J van Ruitenburg vs S Castellani, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

37... Qxd4?? looks good but is refuted with the simple 38. Nf5+
A Caoili vs Epishin, 2000 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

long king march
F Konings vs T Batceceg, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

it's blunderful!
Z Ivanovic vs S E Meyer, 2000 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

12. Qg5??
S M Iglesias vs L Carrera-Casado, 2001 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

4... Nxe4??
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

4... Nf6??
NN vs E Fossan, 1991 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

40. Bf6??
Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 0-1

5... Nbd7??
Keres vs E Arlamowski, 1950 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 6 moves, 1-0

6... Nf6??
Greco vs NN, 1619 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

11... Nd4??
H Helms vs O Tenner, 1942 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

9. cxb4??
K Regan vs R P Michell, 1905 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

11... Nxe5??
G Neumann vs Mayet, 1865 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 12 moves, 1-0

17... bxc4?? is weird for morphy
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

31... 0-0-0#
Prins vs L Day, 1968 
(B40) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

22... Kd7#
Smitten vs Prince Dadian, 1896 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

White's first 17 moves are pawn moves! lol!!
E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

13. Nxh8#! mate from the corner!
W Potter vs Matthews, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Queen sac to force a draw
O'Kelly vs J Penrose, 1962 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen sac to force a draw 2
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen sac to force a draw 3
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen sac to force a draw 4
Sax vs Seirawan, 1988 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

lol black is up a full rook but cant convert that into victory!
A Petrov vs P Journoud, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

an exciting draw
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

5... Be7?? is a bad novelty
Tarrasch vs Alapin, 1889 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

29... Qd1?? is a failed brilliancy
Judit Polgar vs Karpov, 1993 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 32 moves, 1-0

with 78. Qc5?? Kasparov blunders away the easiest win
Kasparov vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

26... f5??
Kasparov vs Anand, 1992 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 17 moves, 1-0

the drunk king wins!
S Williams vs M Simons, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Alekhine loses in 12 moves!!
F J Perez Perez vs Alekhine, 1943 
(C25) Vienna, 12 moves, 1-0

36. Ng5?? is very strange from the former champ
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 36 moves, 0-1

121. Re6?? is a bad square for the rook, Nigel
Short vs M Krasenkow, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 122 moves, 0-1

75... Rg3?? is the only legal move to allow mate in one
Adams vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 76 moves, 1-0

269 moves!
I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

REALLY REALLY weird...
K Kokolias vs F Sigalas, 2005 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Avalanche!!!
V Mikhalevski vs Azmaiparashvili, 1995 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Very strange and very shocking
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

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