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Dead Man Walking
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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Everybody enjoys a good King Hunt. Except for maybe one person -- and even the loser often seems to play it out just to see what happens. It's an aesthetic thing, you know.

Criteria for this collection include:

1) The losing king must have reached the eight ranks at some point, though not necessarily be mate there.

2) Generally, there is a limit of 50 moves. This collection is limited to opening an middle game king hunts, not endgames.

Of course, I reserve the right to include amy game that tickles my fancy. And, just incase anybody wonders, the title refers to the chess king, not to the player.


Waster LaBour
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 0-1

It Takes One To Castle
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Anderssen's Fairy Tale
Anderssen vs Kolisch, 1860 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Checkmate Checkmate
A Alexander vs O Cordel, 1870 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

A Little Bit of Morphy
J Mason vs Dr. S, 1882 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Thirring Finish
Schlechter vs J Thirring, 1893 
(C25) Vienna, 35 moves, 1-0

Benefit of Clergy
E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben, 1895 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

The Prince goes hunting
Smitten vs Prince Dadian, 1896 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

The Kurz of the Walking Dead
B Kurz vs K Treybal, 1904 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Felix's Ninith Life
L Loewy Jr vs Felix, 1904 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Good King Hunting
Lasker vs W Gooding, 1908 
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

The Great white Hunted
J W White vs S M Ballou, 1910 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Efficiency
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Janny Get Angry
G Janny vs I Gudju, 1920 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Si? Si.
B Kostic vs S Toemboek, 1925
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

Meyer My!
NN vs C Meyer, 1931 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 18 moves, 0-1

Kashdan Carries
Kashdan vs H Hesse, 1948
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Poorly Rivised
Larry Evans vs I Rivise, 1954 
(E72) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Get your pieces out, and see what develops
Edwards vs NN, 1963 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 16 moves, 1-0

Day Tripper
Prins vs L Day, 1968 
(B40) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Stean Rollered
Tal vs M Stean, 1974 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Suttles as a Sledgehammer
Timman vs Suttles, 1974 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 49 moves, 1-0

Dead Man Walking
Romanishin vs Kasparov, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Ove!
M Spinosa vs O Kroll, 1978 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Good Evening, and Holy Mackerel
E Formanek vs Bradford, 1979 
(C02) French, Advance, 34 moves, 0-1

Rooks Belong Behind Blocked Pawns
Sahovic vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 0-1

Zite Not
R Zile vs H Magon, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Tiller We Meet Again
B Tiller vs A Kuligowski, 1983 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 45 moves, 1-0

Pero Maniac
P Vucinic vs D Djurovic, 1986 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Hulak of Mating Going ON
K Hulak vs Psakhis, 1987
(A90) Dutch, 58 moves, 1-0

All Eskew
D Moody vs Jeff Eskew, 1987
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 38 moves, 0-1

The Loehn Ranger
V Hergert vs C Loehn, 1988
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 0-1

Into the Beliavsky of the Beast
Beliavsky vs Chandler, 1988 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Ah, the Good Old Days!
Mephisto vs M Hampl, 1989
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

Five Minute Egg
Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1992
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Marshy Ground
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Sick and Sicker
Chekhov vs R Sicker, 1992
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 43 moves, 1-0

The Wonderful Wizard of Ozawa
J Lonsdale vs A Ozawa, 1992
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 1-0

Deep Pergel
L Pergel vs B Saidov, 1993
(C58) Two Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

The Hannes Man Can
Stefansson vs A J Whiteley, 1993
(A15) English, 48 moves, 1-0

Arabian Mate
B Grabarczyk vs P Wohlfart, 1994 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

High Markus
R Markus vs Jan Kupec, 1995
(B06) Robatsch, 32 moves, 1-0

Teske, Teske, Teske
H Teske vs J Gdanski, 1998
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

A Real Corker
K Corker vs R Samar, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

Dead Woman Walking
M Vachier-Lagrave vs S Boudehen, 1999 
(C47) Four Knights, 43 moves, 1-0

Ronen, the Flying Monster
Schmaltz vs R Har-Zvi, 2001 
(C25) Vienna, 24 moves, 0-1

Forberg to Play On
K Georgiou vs A Forberg, 2001
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

The Valenti Capers
G Valenti vs V Rajlich, 2001 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Heavy Pieces Thunder
T Krivousas vs D McGowan, 2001 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 26 moves, 1-0

Oh, I'd Love to See an Oskar Von Bahr Checkmate
O Von Bahr vs F Handke, 2003 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 1-0

Lady in the Way
Plachetka vs K Tsarouhas, 2004 
(B40) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Moos is Still Alive!
S H Moosavian vs H Cil, 2005 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

Burned!
Wenliang vs G Kacheishvili, 2005
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Bente Out of Shape
B Bente vs M Palac, 2005 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Greek Fire
A Karagiannis vs G Koukoufikis, 2005
(B06) Robatsch, 55 moves, 1-0

In a Werle
J Werle vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Him Way Too Bold
M Herbold vs V Artamonova, 2007
(B15) Caro-Kann, 42 moves, 0-1

A Spanking
J Aabling-Thomsen vs T Soraas, 2007 
(B30) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

Harry Sprenger
D Baramidze vs J Sprenger, 2007 
(B20) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Rohits the Fan
R Tolentino vs G Rohit, 2007 
(B40) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

You Can't Beat the Zueger!
J Sondermann vs B Zueger, 2007
(A57) Benko Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

No Way, Ni Hua.
Ni Hua vs Le Quang Liem, 2008 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

Socko To Me
M Socko vs Y Dembo, 2008
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

Meri Man
C Briscoe vs M Grigoryan, 2008
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

They Call the Mate Mahia
G Mahia vs T Gibson, 2008
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 1-0

Seirup is not sweet
S Seirup vs M Maechel, 2009 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 33 moves, 0-1

Resigned to His Fate
J Bejtovic vs Axel Smith, 2009
(A13) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Eijk!
S van Eijk vs S Beukema, 2009 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 1-0

Dance of the Rooks
K Azimova vs V Solovyov, 2009
(C47) Four Knights, 53 moves, 0-1

You Got Me on my Knees!
A Abdulwahhab vs D Laylo, 2010
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 52 moves, 0-1

First!
V Baghdasaryan vs V Durarbayli, 2010
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 49 moves, 0-1

The Ditch is Nigh
S Sjugirov vs Naiditsch, 2010 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Kurmanny!
O Kurmann vs J Markos, 2010
(B30) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1-0

Sagit Tarriest
R Sagit vs J Akesson, 2010
(C18) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 0-1

The Absolute Second
D Khismatullin vs I Kurnosov, 2011 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Hit-and-Run Dreever
Dreev vs S Dovliatov, 2011 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 49 moves, 1-0

Fried by Chucky
Sutovsky vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

This is Another Fine Marais You've Gotten Me Into!
C Marais vs G Louw, 2011 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 47 moves, 0-1

King Junta
D Yang vs J Ikeda, 2011
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 50 moves, 1-0

Plukkel the Strings
S Plukkel vs S Haslinger, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Galic Flair
M Blazeka vs I Galic, 2012
(C41) Philidor Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

Jharring
A Moiseenko vs J Sriram, 2014
(E77) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Don't Wannabe Mambe
Y Abera Belachew vs Lobognon Anderson Olivier Mambe, 2014
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

You Coax the King Right Off of the Board ... Mame
Karjakin vs Mamedyarov, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Lima Beaned
Carlos Alexandre De Lima vs R Mesias Rojas, 2014
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 53 moves, 0-1

The Dead Man Ate a hearty Emil
Sutovsky vs Lenderman, 2015 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 0-1

A Real Sielicki
Florian Kugler vs T Sielicki, 2015 
(A21) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Harried Krishnan
Sasikiran vs R Mamedov, 2015
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 43 moves, 0-1

Short Shrist
Short vs H Melkumyan, 2015 
(A10) English, 50 moves, 0-1

Maximum Force
M Matlakov vs S Zhigalko, 2015
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Veer From the Straight nd Narrow
Veer Kadakia vs Wojciech Borowik, 2016
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Dance of the Seven Dark Squares
S Zaksaite vs E Pavlidou, 2016
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 51 moves, 1-0

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