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Tournament Dominators Lose
Compiled by nummerzwei
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We all know the situation. You're leading a tournament and everything's going well for you. You cut through your opponents like a hot knife does through butter... You're imagining dreaming about the brightest of futures.

When players are in this kind of situation, they often- lose. These are their games.

The games in this collection have very different stories behind them: some were just 'cosmetics', while others were really dramatic and changed chess history.

Emanuel Lasker 9,5/13 (+6,=7); New York Invitational 1924
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1924 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

Vasily Smyslov 12,5/19(+6,=13)Zurich Candidates Tournament 1953
Kotov vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A13) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Borislav Ivkov 15/19(+12,=6,-1) Capablanca Memorial Havana 1965
G Garcia vs Ivkov, 1965 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Bobby Fischer 6,5/8 (+5,=3) Palma de Mallorca Interzonal 1970
Fischer vs Larsen, 1970 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

Viktor Korchnoi 9/11 (+7,=4) Leningrad Interzonal 1973
J Rukavina vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Henrique Mecking 12/16 (+8,=8) Manila Interzonal 1976
Mecking vs Spassky, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

Garry Kasparov 6,5/7 (+6,=1) Niksic Invitational 1983
Kasparov vs Spassky, 1983 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 33 moves, 0-1

Garry Kasparov 7,5/8 (+7,=1) Wijk aan Zee 1999
I Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1999 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 28 moves, 1-0

Alexey Shirov 5,5/6 (+5,=1) Wijk aan Zee 2010
Nakamura vs Shirov, 2010 
(B33) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Krishnan Sasikiran, 14.5/17 (+12,=5) Indian Championship 2003
Sasikiran vs S Suvrajit, 2003 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 54 moves, 0-1

Hou Yifan 6/7 (+5,=2) FIDE Women's Grand Prix Rostov 2011
Lahno vs Yifan Hou, 2011 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Vladimir Kramnik 7/9 (+5,=4) Dortmund 2011
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 50 moves, 0-1

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