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Great masters losing
Compiled by WhiteRook48
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These great chess masters DO mess up.


Nimzowitsch loses
Yates vs Nimzowitsch, 1929 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 43 moves, 1-0

Now Kasparov loses
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Kaspatzerov
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Morphy again... Qxa6????
Morphy vs Maurian, 1855 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 0-1

Karpov
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

Capablanca
Capablanca vs M Bain, 1933 
(C48) Four Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

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

Bareev
Karpov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

Topalov missed PxQ
Topalov vs Karpov, 2002 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Marshall
S P Johnston vs Marshall, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Not really a loss, but Nikolic missed a win on move 201
I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

Steinitz
Steinitz vs J Minckwitz, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 0-1

Bird
Tinsley vs Bird, 1893 
(A84) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

Fischer
Najdorf vs Fischer, 1966 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 31 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Short- will you masters stop blundering??
Short vs M Krasenkow, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 122 moves, 0-1

Fossan loses queen (nothing new)
NN vs E Fossan, 1991 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

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

Kasparov
Huzman vs Kasparov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Anderssen
Staunton vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 1-0

Bacrot
Bacrot vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

Spassky
H Lieb vs Spassky, 1979 
(C26) Vienna, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Kasparov doesn't see mate in 2 and stalemates
Kasparov vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 56 moves, 1-0

Capablanca
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Spassky
Spassky vs Rodgaisky, 1948 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 8 moves, 0-1

Lasker
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Seirawan
Seirawan vs Gelfand, 1990 
(E73) King's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

Kramnik
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2002 
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi
Morozevich vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 13 moves, 1-0

Petrosian
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Morphy
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 77 moves, 1-0

Capablanca
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Capablanca
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

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

...Nd3?????????????????? hung a piece!
Portisch vs Spassky, 2007 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 25 moves, 1-0

Lasker!
G Simonson vs Lasker, 1892 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 68 moves, 1-0

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

Alekwine
Burn vs Alekhine, 1911 
(C13) French, 82 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch!
W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Steinitz
Grand vs Steinitz, 1872 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein again
Reti vs Rubinstein, 1923 
(A06) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

Maurian pulls off a king hunt!!
Maurian vs Morphy, 1854 
(000) Chess variants, 29 moves, 1-0

Kasparov
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1-0

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