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Krabbé's collection
Compiled by sneaky pete
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It takes a big man to make big mistakes.

" ... but consider, one who never tries to reach beyond his power is the greatest patzer of them all." (J. H. Donner)

Tim Krabbé's infamous collection of Donner miniatures was first published in the November 1971 issue of Schaakbulletin.

Groeneveld vs Gehirnfehlt
C Groeneveld vs J H Donner, 1947 
(D85) Grunfeld, 19 moves, 1-0

Unaccustomed as we are
J H Donner vs H Bouwmeester, 1948 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 10 moves, 0-1

Miguel's Magical Mystery Tour
Najdorf vs J H Donner, 1950 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Voyez, mon garçon
J H Donner vs Rossolimo, 1950 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Slaughtered by the Lamb
H Lambert vs J H Donner, 1950 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

Death in Venice
J H Donner vs Kotov, 1950
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Another fine mess
Bogoljubov vs J H Donner, 1951 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1-0

Bishops of very opposite colour
J H Donner vs Euwe, 1951 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 22 moves, 0-1

The Thomas Pawn Affair
A Thomas vs J H Donner, 1952 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Fear, uncertainty and doubt
A Fuderer vs J H Donner, 1952 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 17 moves, 1-0

Helpmates
K Poschauko vs J H Donner, 1952 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Tempting Fate
M Czerniak vs J H Donner, 1954 
(C46) Three Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

The Marco Shuffle
Pachman vs J H Donner, 1955 
(A17) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Below zero
Bronstein vs J H Donner, 1955 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 25 moves, 1-0

The Panno Variation
J H Donner vs Panno, 1955 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

J H Donner vs Euwe, 1956 
(A15) English, 22 moves, 0-1

Ambushed
J H Donner vs Keres, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 24 moves, 0-1

Tit for tat
J H Donner vs Korchnoi, 1961 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Sleepy time down South
Keres vs J H Donner, 1961 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Van ruilen komt huilen
Parma vs J H Donner, 1963 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs J H Donner, 1963 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

K Darga vs J H Donner, 1964 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 21 moves, 1-0

This won't happen to me again
H Lehmann vs J H Donner, 1965 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 1-0

A crime against the Game of Chess
A Matanovic vs J H Donner, 1965 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Ivkov vs J H Donner, 1965
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

You only lose twice
C B van den Berg vs J H Donner, 1965 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 13 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs J H Donner, 1965
(A14) English, 18 moves, 1-0

Ivkov vs J H Donner, 1965 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs J H Donner, 1966 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 19 moves, 1-0

Veli Vidi Vici
Velimirovic vs J H Donner, 1966
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Ghitescu vs J H Donner, 1967 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

J H Donner vs Smyslov, 1967 
(D72) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line, 23 moves, 0-1

Suetin vs J H Donner, 1968 
(C18) French, Winawer, 24 moves, 1-0

Unzicker vs J H Donner, 1968
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 18 moves, 1-0

No escape for the Knight
A Medina Garcia vs J H Donner, 1969 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs J H Donner, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

J H Donner vs K Darga, 1969
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 0-1

Mecking vs J H Donner, 1971 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 17 moves, 1-0

Unzicker vs J H Donner, 1971 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

J H Donner vs Keene, 1971  
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 25 moves, 0-1

Hort vs J H Donner, 1972
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 16 moves, 1-0

J H Donner vs Portisch, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Judgement and Planinc
J H Donner vs A Planinc, 1973 
(A61) Benoni, 22 moves, 0-1

Good Bishop, bad move
Tal vs J H Donner, 1973 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 1-0

Another good Bishop
J H Donner vs Jansa, 1974
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 23 moves, 0-1

Sax and the single King
Sax vs J H Donner, 1976 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Timman vs J H Donner, 1976
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 23 moves, 1-0

Sax vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

The Chinese Kieseritzky
Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

J H Donner vs Sax, 1979
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Donner's revenge
J H Donner vs T Krabbe, 1971
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

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