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Outrageous swindles
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A swindling masterpiece
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

One of the greatest swindles of all time
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

"Swindle of the Century," but Beliavsky-Christiansen is better
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Christiansen, down a queen for knight and pawn, beats a master
J L Burden vs L Christiansen, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 0-1

Black wins a dead-lost ending
S Blaas vs P Pancras, 1996 
(C58) Two Knights, 59 moves, 0-1

A unique stalemate/zugzwang trap
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

49...Nf8?? (49...Ng5! wins) 50.Nf5!!
Karpov vs Csom, 1977 
(A16) English, 50 moves, 1-0

30.Qc2! +-
Ivanchuk vs A Moiseenko, 2005
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort falls for a back-rank trick
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C46) Three Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

Shirazi, 3 pawns down, swindles a win
DeFirmian vs K G Shirazi, 1986 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Black "hangs his queen" to obtain a fortress
A Petrosian vs L Hazai, 1970 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

"A crime against chess"
A Matanovic vs J H Donner, 1965 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

An unbelievable turnaround
Shumov vs Jaenisch, 1851 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

32.b5!! initiates an amazing swindle
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

27...Ra2?? allows White to turn the tables
F Rhine vs S Nagle, 1997 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

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