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Masters blunder too!
Compiled by parmetd
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Even our great master friends must messup like us class Es from time to time. Blunders teach us many things, whether it is our habit to just play too fast, miss obvious opening theory or simply understand that today is not our day. This game collection is meant to show that even the great masters are mere mortals too - the same reason we praise them for their greatness we should acknowledge it is because these errors keep them on earth. No one should be ashamed of mistake just learn to profit from it.

14. Qe7? 30. Nd6?? Hangs a piece!
Najdorf vs Fischer, 1966 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 31 moves, 1-0

5. f4? 8. Qg3?? Qg3?????? Capa losses in 10 moves!
Capablanca vs A Kramer, 1914 
(C26) Vienna, 9 moves, 0-1

A beautiful method for capturing a hung piece.
Capablanca vs M Bain, 1933 
(C48) Four Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

Hard to see but the piece was hung!
Capablanca vs Kevitz, 1924 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

bxh6? greedy for pawns!
Capablanca vs D W Pomeroy, 1909 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs A H Beckman, 1924 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs R Kofman, 1935 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs M Szapiro, 1935 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs R Burger, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs C Garcia Palermo, 1970 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs F Chavez, 1964 
(B32) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Steinitz vs Zukertort, 1886 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 39 moves, 0-1

Even Karpov hangs pieces!
L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

R F Combe vs W Hasenfuss, 1933 
(A43) Old Benoni, 4 moves, 0-1

Missed a chance to win a hung piece in an opening blunder
Miles vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hung a piece in an opening blunder
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Hung a piece!
Kasparov vs Anand, 1992 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 17 moves, 1-0

Poision pawn, duh!
Short vs Karpov, 1992 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Trying too hard to win!
I Rogers vs Korchnoi, 1986 
(C18) French, Winawer, 85 moves, 1-0

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

Missed mate in one Qh7#!
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Opening blunder!
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

Trying too hard to win!
Fischer vs Letelier, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 61 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Short vs M Krasenkow, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 122 moves, 0-1

Vasiukov vs Razuvaev, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 8 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Velimirovic, 1997 
(C15) French, Winawer, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Lasker vs Euwe, 1936  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Bxf2??
Nisipeanu vs Ivanchuk, 1999 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Qa4? a3!!
Ivanchuk vs Gelfand, 1991 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 18 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Svidler, 2004 
(B06) Robatsch, 15 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1980 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 63 moves, 0-1

Huebner vs Petrosian, 1976 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 0-1

Huebner vs Petrosian, 1972 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 37 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Sadler, 1998 
(A06) Reti Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

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

Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

K Shirazi vs J Peters, 1984 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Ecole Polytechnique Paris, 1925 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Vaganian, 1995 
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Move 50 both players miss Qh7#
F Bellini vs V Gashimov, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Anand, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch vs Alapin, 1889 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs Savon, 1973 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 40 moves, 0-1

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

Poisioned piece!
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

E Fernandez-Romero vs J Garrido, 2002 
(B32) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs J A Solares, 1932 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

Mayet vs Harrwitz, 1848 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

Fine vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

54. Be4??
B Finegold vs Kaidanov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 54 moves, 0-1

D Walker vs Almeida, 1965 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

34. Ba7??????
Karpov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

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

Blunders two pawns because blindly trying to improve bishop
Huzman vs Kasparov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Palatnik vs Geller, 1980 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Navara vs Radek Kaderka, 1993 
(C47) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1-0

B Savchenko vs Mamedyarov, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Busted opening!
Ivanchuk vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(A15) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Trading into a lost pawn endgame
Radjabov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Anand, 2008 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 16 moves, 1-0

Ponomariov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Biggest Blunder ever?
P Dosoudil vs J Kuchta, 1995 
(C56) Two Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

Qxf6?? Told you that it was perpetual or stalemate!
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Draw?
Anand vs Dreev, 1991 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caruana vs Short, 2009 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 67 moves, 1-0

P H Nielsen vs Karjakin, 2005 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 101 moves, 1-0

Short vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

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

Kasparov vs Shirov, 2001 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Leko, 2005 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

V Tukmakov vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Agreeing to a draw in a won position!
Svidler vs Anand, 1999 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Resigning in a drawn position.
Kramnik vs Svidler, 2004 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 1-0

I don't need my Queen
Shaked vs Kasparov, 1997 
(D85) Grunfeld, 20 moves, 0-1

V Gashimov vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Not positive white is actually a master to miss this mate!
M Burkett vs D Fritzinger, 1969 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Missing Knight with Rd6??
Morozevich vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Akopian, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rc1??
Jakovenko vs Topalov, 2009 
(D90) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 0-1

V Gashimov vs Stellwagen, 2009 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 75 moves, 1-0

Shabalov vs Baklan, 2009 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 12 moves, 0-1

P Tregubov vs Akobian, 2009 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 89 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs S Fedorchuk, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 14 moves, 1-0

Endgame?!?!?!?!??
Nakamura vs Ni Hua, 2009 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs Karjakin, 2011 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

F Vallejo Pons vs Carlsen, 2011 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs A Giri, 2011 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 22 moves, 0-1

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

Bacrot vs Nakamura, 2012 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Ding Liren vs Onischuk, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 1-0

resigning in drawn position.
Wang Hao vs Gelfand, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 75 moves, 1-0

missed draw 46to qe3
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

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

Caruana vs Carlsen, 2012 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 91 moves, 1-0

Kasimdzhanov vs Nakamura, 2012 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 60 moves, 0-1

Nakamura vs Leko, 2012 
(A05) Reti Opening, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Dominguez vs Nakamura, 2012 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 90 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Socko vs Ju Wenjun, 2012 
(E97) King's Indian, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wang Hao vs Nakamura, 2012 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 1-0

Wang Hao vs Carlsen, 2012 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Wang Hao, 2012 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Keres, 1959 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 81 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Pachman, 1947 
(A28) English, 45 moves, 0-1

Karjakin vs F Vallejo Pons, 2012 
(C18) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 1-0

A Hambleton vs J Friedel, 2010 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Bastion vs S Conquest, 1985 
(C25) Vienna, 15 moves, 1-0

D Harika vs Zhao Xue, 2012 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tarjan vs J M Hodgson, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Kramnik, 2013 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 62 moves, 0-1

T Abrahamyan vs C Baginskaite, 2013 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

A Ushenina vs O Girya, 2013 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 126 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kamsky vs L Dominguez, 2013 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Caruana vs V Malakhov, 2013 
(C45) Scotch Game, 68 moves, 1-0

A Shimanov vs Kamsky, 2013 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 55 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2013 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 125 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nakamura vs Aronian, 2013 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2013 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 89 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 2013 
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 0-1

Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2014 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Aronian vs Van Wely, 2014 
(A80) Dutch, 38 moves, 0-1

Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

N Pogonina vs I Vasilevich, 2003 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 14 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

a3??
C Baginskaite vs K Nemcova, 2014 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 14 moves, 0-1

A Eswaran vs I Zenyuk, 2014 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 63 moves, 1-0

V Ni vs T Abrahamyan, 2014
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Zatonskih vs V Ni, 2014
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs M Gagunashvili, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 65 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 38 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1987 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 38 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1987 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 50 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 31 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs Janowski, 1910 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 37 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C49) Four Knights, 26 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs Marshall, 1907 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robson vs W So, 2015 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

A Sharevich vs I Krush, 2015 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

seriously bad preparation
Navara vs R Wojtaszek, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Pelletier, 2015 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 59 moves, 0-1

Mamedyarov vs Eljanov, 2016 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Anand vs A Demuth, 2016 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 45 moves, 0-1

Shabalov vs W So, 2016 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

J Xiong vs Kamsky, 2016 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Kamsky vs Akobian, 2017 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 0-1

Akobian vs Caruana, 2017 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 79 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs Onischuk, 2017 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 75 moves, 0-1

D Naroditsky vs Shabalov, 2017
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

W So vs Akobian, 2015 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kramnik, 2017 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mamedyarov vs E Inarkiev, 2017 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Mamedyarov. King of Jackasses.
Mamedyarov vs I Kurnosov, 2009 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Harikrishna vs Mamedyarov, 2017 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

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