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How people lose chess games
Compiled by sorokahdeen
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This is a collection of wins and losses designed to inculcate good habits.

The Immortal Game/The idiotic defense
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

The Evergreen Game/Why Technique Matters
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Morphy Destroys Meek
Morphy vs A Meek, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Another rapid loss by someone who forgets development
A Meek vs Morphy, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Morphy Pounds Meek Flat again
A Meek vs Morphy, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Morphy Destroys Paulsen with Black!
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Morphy Dismantles andersson
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Morphy Versus Bird, better defense but not good enough
Morphy vs Bird, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

A very interesting loss in the sicilian for white
T Ernst vs Azmaiparashvili, 1979
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 0-1

Just plain blunderriffic
B Jonasson vs Angantysson, 1984 
(B33) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Brilliantly fast attack.
Tal vs Bronstein, 1982 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

amazing stuff A fischer game that illustrates time super-well
Fischer vs D Ina, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Another Illustrative Fischer Game
Fischer vs J Bennett, 1957 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 40 moves, 1-0

Bisguier Destroys Suttles
Bisguier vs Suttles, 1963 
(B06) Robatsch, 28 moves, 1-0

Premature counter-attack in the Philidor's by a weaker opponent
R Tolentino vs S Fancy, 2007 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Just painful...
Yu Yangyi vs A Zatonskih, 2013 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

Loss of time, tatics supporting stretegy, attack on both wings
C Goebel vs A Danin, 2012
(C14) French, Classical, 28 moves, 0-1

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