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"ChessGames" >Problem of The Day< (2012)
Compiled by LIFE Master AJ
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I decided it would be nice if someone kept track of the daily problems here at this web site. (I think I am going to try to offer a tidbit of analysis for each POTD. If not, there is ALWAYS good analysis here!!!!! ---> I.e., read the kibitzes.) I am also keeping a ChessBase DB of all the games. When possible, I use CB as the source, as I think their DB is (a bit) more accurate.

I started this idea several years ago, but never was able to keep it up and complete a whole year's worth of problems. Hopefully, this year - I will be able to remain steadfast, and I will finally get the job done!

Created: Friday; January 13th, 2012.

NOTE: If you see a note, it means the game is annotated. (Either right here - on this site - OR off-site, on one of my web pages.)


January 01st, 2012; (SUN): White to move, 18. '?'
Nezhmetdinov vs V Sergievsky, 1966 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 20 moves, 1-0

January 02nd, 2012; (MON): Black to play, 17 '?'
I Abraham vs G Janny, 1923 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

January 03rd, 2012; (TUES): Black to play, 32... '?'
H Ree vs Zsofia Polgar, 1995 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

January 04th, 2012; (WED): White to move, 11. '?' (ANNOTATED)
Konstantin Chernyshov (elder) vs A Lesiak, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

January 05th, 2012; (THURS): White to move, 27. '?'
P Popovic vs Dusan Rajkovic, 1980 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

January 06th, 2012; (FRI): White to move, 38. '?'
Duras vs H Wolf, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Januray 07th, 2012; (SAT): Black to play, 21... '?'
E Cobo Arteaga vs Ivkov, 1963 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 0-1

January 08th, 2012; (SUN): White to play, 32. '?'
Anand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992 
(B44) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

January 09th, 2012; (MON): White to move, 31. '?'
Graf-Stevenson vs Semmler, 1932 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

January 10th, 2012; (TUES): Black to play, 32... '?'
J Bittencourt vs G Vescovi, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 32 moves, 0-1

Jan. 11, 2012; (WED): Black to play, 20... '?' (Ann. off site)
E Paoli vs Ulf Andersson, 1973 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

January 12th, 2012; (THURS): White to move, 19. '?'
Botvinnik vs G Stepanov (Schneideman), 1930 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

January 13th, 2012; (FRI): White to move, 21. '?'
Timman vs C van Wijgerden, 1977 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

January 14th, 2012; (SAT): Black to play, 25... '?'
Z Almasi vs Khalifman, 1997 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 0-1

January 15th, 2012; (SUN): White to play 35. '?'
Duras vs Z Barasz, 1912 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

January 16th, 2012; (MON): Black to play, 16... '?'
J Schwarz vs Tarrasch, 1883 
(C21) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1

January 17th, 2012; (TUES): White to move, 32. '?'
Epishin vs M Carrabeo Garcia, 2002 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

January 18th, 2012; (WED): White to move, 18. '?'
Cipev vs Ftacnik, 1973 
(C27) Vienna Game, 18 moves, 1-0

January 19th, 2012; (THURS): White to move, 28. '?'
L Engels vs Maroczy, 1936 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

January 20th, 2012; (FRI); White to move, 34. '?'
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

January 21st, 2012; (SAT): White to move, 17. '?'
W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

January 22nd, 2012; (SUN): White to play, 15. '?'
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

January 23rd, 2012; (MON): Black to play, 22... '?'
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1849 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

January 24th, 2012; (TUES): Black to play, 37... '?'
Akopian vs Fressinet, 2010 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

January 25th, 2012; (WED): White to move, 18. '?'
Alekhine vs Sik, 1943 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

January 26th, 2012; (THURS): White to move, 23. '?'
A Zinkl vs Metger, 1897 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

January 27th, 2012; (FRI): White to move, 15. '?'
M Fette vs R Storm, 1991 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 17 moves, 1-0

January 28th, 2012; (SAT): White to move, 33. '?'
G Guseinov vs G Sargissian, 2011 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

January 29th, 2012; (SUN): Black to play, 31... '?'
Joel Benjamin vs Z Kozul, 1997 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 38 moves, 0-1

January 30th, 2012; (MON): White to move, 20. '?'
Alekhine vs A Stephan, 1925 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 1-0

January 31st, 2011; (TUES): White to move, 14. '?'
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

February 1st, 2012; (WED): Black to play, 37... '?'
C Slingerland vs S van Eijk, 2011 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 46 moves, 0-1

February 2nd, 2012; (THURS): White to move, 18. '?'
K Treybal vs K Moll, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

February 3rd, 2012; (FRI): Black to play, 25... '?'
W Doubleday vs Kudrin, 2004 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 30 moves, 0-1

February 4th, 2012; (SAT): White to move: 22. '?'
Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A81) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

February 5th, 2012; (SUN): White to play, 23. '?'
Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

February 6th, 2012; (MON): White to move, 33. '?'
Adams vs N Zhukova, 2012 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 1-0

Feb. 7th, 2012; (TUES): White to move, 15. '?' (ANNOTATED os)
A Choukri vs K Kuenitz, 2012 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

February 8th, 2012; (WED): White to move, 26. '?'
V Laznicka vs Kulaots, 2012 
(D85) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1-0

February 9th, 2012; (THURS); Black to play, 31... '?'
P Pietinen vs C Randlov, 2012 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 32 moves, 0-1

February 10th, 2012; (FRI); White to move, 41. '?'
A A Lopez vs E Schiller, 2012 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 47 moves, 1-0

February 11th, 2012; (SAT): White to move, 28. '?'
Mamedyarov vs N Huschenbeth, 2012 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

February 12th, 2012; (SUN): White to move, 17. '?'
E Berg vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

February 13th, 2012; (MON): Black to play, 36... '?'
J Mortimer vs J Mason, 1887 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

February 14th, 2012; (TUES): Black to play, 17... '?'
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A04) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

February 15th, 2012; (WED): White to move, 33. '?'
Judit Polgar vs L B Hansen, 1989 
(C16) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

February 16th, 2012; (THURS): White to move, 29. '?'
Chigorin vs J Kotrc, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

February 17th, 2012; (FRI): White to move, 21. '?'
L Shamkovich vs G Lebredo, 1978 
(A28) English, 23 moves, 1-0

February 18th, 2012; (SAT): White to move, 20. '?'
I Sokolov vs G Pap, 2012 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

February 19th, 2012; (SUN): White to play, 16. '?' (Annot.)
Kamsky vs Lautier, 1993 
(B53) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

February 20th, 2012; (MON): White to move, 19. '?'
Rohde vs G C DeFotis, 2001 
(A15) English, 19 moves, 1-0

February 21st, 2012; (TUES); White to move, 7. '?' (Grk gift)
Pillsbury vs NN, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

February 22nd, 2012; (WED); White to move, 34. '?'
Rybka vs Pandix, 2008 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

February 23rd, 2012; (THURS): Black to play, 23... '?'
D Flynn vs F Scheckenbach, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 0-1

February 24th, 2012; (FRI): White to move, 29. '?'
S Slipak vs F Braga, 1998 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

February 25th, 2012; (SAT): Black to play, 24... '?'
A Lastin vs Bareev, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 0-1

February 26th, 2012; (SUN): White to play, 20. '?'
Ivanchuk vs Tiviakov, 2008 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

February 27th, 2012; (MON): White to move, 7. '?'
Pillsbury vs Fernandez, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 9 moves, 1-0

February 28th, 2012; (TUES): Black to play, 51... '?'
V Cmilyte vs Lahno, 2012 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

LEAP DAY!!! / Feb. 29th, 2012; (WED): White to move, 27. '?'
J Aagaard vs P A Rasmussen, 1996 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

March 1st, 2012; (THURS): White to move, 26. '?'
Suba vs L M Garcia Lopez, 1994 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 27 moves, 1-0

March 3rd, 2012; (FRI): White to move, 17. '?'
M Shereshevsky vs Kupreichik, 1976 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

March 3rd, 2012; (SAT): Black to play, 19.... '?'
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

March 4th, 2012; (SUN): White to play, 22. '?'
Tal vs Speelman, 1988 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

March 5th, 2012; (MON): White to move, 40. '?'
Keene vs R Calvo, 1968  
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

March 6th, 2012; (TUES): White to move, 36. '?'
Vidmar vs Przepiorka, 1906 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

March 7th, 2012; (WED): Black to play, 39... '?'
S Zaksaite vs T Chistiakova, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 0-1

March 8th, 2012; (THURS): White to move, 17. '?'
Gligoric vs C W Pritchett, 1967 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

March 9th, 2012; (FRI): White to move, 60. '?'
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2012 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

March 10th, 2012; (SAT): White to move, 17. '?'
Najdorf vs Frenkel, 1926 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

March 11th, 2012; (SUN): White to play, 18. '?'
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

March 12th, 2012; (MON): White to play, 28. '?'
P Ricardi vs G Milos, 2001 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

March 13th, 2012; (TUES): Black to play, 23... '?'
F Englund vs Janowski, 1913 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 0-1

March 14th, 2012; (WED): White to move, 87. '?'
N Miezis vs Navara, 2011 
(C01) French, Exchange, 88 moves, 1-0

March 15th, 2012; (THURS): White to move, 17. '?'
W Reichenbach vs H Pfleger, 1960 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

March 16th, 2012; (FRI): White to move, 19. '?'
V Liberzon vs I Radulov, 1969 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

March 17th, 2012; (SAT): Black to play, 22 ... '?'
Vitacek vs Duras, 1900 
(C22) Center Game, 26 moves, 0-1

March 18th, 2012; (SUN): White to move: 11. '?'
A Karklins vs A Sandrin, 1990 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

March 19th, 2012; (MON): Black to play: 20 ... '?'
K O'Brien vs D Salter, 2008 
(C15) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

March 20th, 2012: (TUES): Black to play, 34 ... '?'
S Evans-Quek vs I Cheparinov, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

March 21st, 2012: (WED): White to move, 13. '?'
Chigorin vs Gossip, 1889 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

March 22nd, 2012; (THURS): White to move, 27. '?'
A Rakhmanov vs Y Ginzburg, 2010 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 1-0

March 23rd, 2012; (FRI): White to move, 79. '?'
Bogoljubov vs G A Thomas, 1922 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

March 24th, 2012; (SAT): White to move, 17. '?'
Smyslov vs Tolush, 1961 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

March 25th, 2012; (SUN): White to move, 22. '?'
Short vs Miles, 1984  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 46 moves, 1-0

March 26th, 2012: (MON): Black to play, 24 ... '?'
Lasker vs E M Sala, 1901 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

March 27th, 2012; (TUES): Black to play, 24 ... '?'
G Fontein vs Euwe, 1939 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 0-1

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