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Historic Blunders
Compiled by severus6
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These are games that contain some of the worst mistakes in the history of master chess. Enjoy!

The worst game in world championship history
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 63 moves, 0-1

The worst blunder by a reigning world champion
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Grandmaster resigns in a won position
K Darga vs L Lengyel, 1964 
(A17) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Trying to win a dead-drawn game
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 56 moves, 1-0

Forgetting the setup on the board
L Palau vs S Kalabar, 1927 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

Getting mated in five moves
F B Arnold vs M L Hanauer, 1936 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 5 moves, 0-1

Losing the Queen in eight moves
P Frazer vs Taubenhaus, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Moving the King into the way
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 80 moves, 1-0

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

Underestimating the kid
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

The effects of being demoralized
Capablanca vs Tarrasch, 1914 
(C49) Four Knights, 83 moves, 0-1

Blundering out of the book
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Blunder-full key game
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 0-1

Hanging the Queen
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 36 moves, 0-1

Allowing an endgame mate in the middle of the board
Keres vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 53 moves, 0-1

A nail in a beautiful coffin
Larsen vs Fischer, 1971 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 54 moves, 0-1

Too many cooks spoil the broth
Taimanov vs Fischer, 1971 
(D80) Grunfeld, 47 moves, 0-1

Endgame see-saw
Karpov vs Kavalek, 1974 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 45 moves, 1-0

Combination artist botches endgame
Spielmann vs Duras, 1907 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 99 moves, 0-1

Bad start for a future world champion
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1949 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

Mistake in shock
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Shortest loss by a world champion
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Losing a shot at the world championship
Benko vs Keres, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Incredible Rook Blunder
Mamedyarov vs Zagrebelny, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0

Grandmaster plays ONLY move that allows an instant mate
Beliavsky vs L E Johannessen, 2002 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 69 moves, 0-1

Back-to-Back Blunders by Boy Wonders
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Yet ANOTHER Top Grandmaster Simply Hangs His Queen
Bacrot vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

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