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John Emms' Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book Set 3
Compiled by The Last Straw
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Note: Some of the games are not in the database. Compiled are the ones that are.

Answer in Kibitzing means what was played in the game was inaccurate and anybody has kibitzed on the answer.

Find the Wrong Move! is a section in which you try to find a plausible-looking move which however has a fatal flaw. You should also find the flaw.

Tests are a system John Emms used to determine the reader's elo. However, this will be inaccurate as some games are not in the database. I have retained the ones that are.

The <level> of a test puzzle depends on its difficulty. Easiest are Level 1, hardest are Level 5.

Previous collection on this book: Game Collection: John Emms' Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book Set 2

Next collection on this book: Game Collection: John Emms' Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book Set 4

[USSR puzzles continued] 23.?
V Zurakhov vs Tolush, 1956 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

33...?
V Mikenas vs Aronin, 1957 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 33 moves, 0-1

27...?
A Bannik vs Tal, 1957 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

24.?
Tal vs K Klaman, 1957 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 34 moves, 1-0

23...?
Furman vs Spassky, 1957 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

60...?
A Bannik vs Bronstein, 1958 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 63 moves, 0-1

16.?
Gipslis vs Bronstein, 1958 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 54 moves, 1-0

39...?
Korchnoi vs Averbakh, 1959 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

35.?
Geller vs Furman, 1959 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

37.?
Keres vs Korchnoi, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

55...?
I Nei vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C01) French, Exchange, 55 moves, 0-1

25...?
L Shamkovich vs Y Sakharov, 1960
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 25 moves, 0-1

30.?
Geller vs Polugaevsky, 1961 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

55.?
Polugaevsky vs Averbakh, 1961 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

30.?
Spassky vs Gipslis, 1961 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

24...?
Bagirov vs Kholmov, 1961 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

36...?
Krogius vs Aronin, 1962 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 55 moves, 0-1

49.? [Answer in Kibitzing]
A Zaitsev vs Suetin, 1962 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

28.?
Klovans vs A Zakharov, 1963 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 1-0

40.?
Korchnoi vs Suetin, 1963 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

32.?
Korchnoi vs A Petersons, 1965 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

18.?
Lutikov vs V Osnos, 1965 
(B27) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

37.?
Gufeld vs E Bukhman, 1965
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 42 moves, 1-0

23.?
Stein vs Vladimir Lepeshkin, 1965 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

39.?
V Osnos vs Geller, 1967 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

36...?
V Liberzon vs Taimanov, 1967 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 36 moves, 0-1

26.?
V Liberzon vs Suetin, 1967
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

29.?
A Shamis-Pavlov vs R Pelts, 1967
(E77) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

[Beginning of "Find the Wrong Move!"] 20...?
Emms vs M Roetteler, 1992 
(B57) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

27...?
Emms vs A Ledger, 1999 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

17...?
Anders Olsson vs K Evertsson, 2000
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

40.? [Alternate Solution in Kibitzing]
D Hersvik vs J Bellin, 2000 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 41 moves, 0-1

28...?
S Sale vs S Stantic, 2000
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

53...?
Kaidanov vs G B Prakash, 2000
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 54 moves, 1-0

17...?
S Vokarev vs G Prakken, 2000
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

40.?
T Hillarp Persson vs J Arizmendi Martinez, 2000
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 42 moves, 0-1

41.?
G Timoshchenko vs N Giffard, 2000
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

20...?
D Gormally vs J Aagaard, 2000
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

33...?
M Trifunovic vs B Maksimovic, 2000
(C00) French Defense, 64 moves, 1-0

32...?
G Seul vs K van der Weide, 2000
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

16...?
I A Nataf vs M Paragua, 2000 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 17 moves, 1-0

21.?
Baburin vs C Crouch, 2000
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

35.?
Huebner vs K Bischoff, 2000
(E16) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

17...?
O Loskutov vs D Chuprikov, 2000 
(C13) French, 20 moves, 1-0

10.?
A Blees vs A Abreu Delgado, 2000 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

39.?
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

33...?
Glek vs I Madl, 1999
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

29.?
S Terzic vs Bareev, 1999
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 29 moves, 0-1

46.?
E Vladimirov vs C Liang, 1999
(A90) Dutch, 61 moves, 0-1

54...?
Miles vs R Akesson, 1999 
(A36) English, 57 moves, 1-0

39.?
Groszpeter vs Hracek, 1999
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

18...?
Gelfand vs Speelman, 1999 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 53 moves, 1-0

16...?
Ulibin vs V Tukmakov, 1999
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 17 moves, 1-0

16.? [Refutation in Kibitzing]
Dreev vs R Zelcic, 1999 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

36.?
D Antic vs B Ivanovic, 1999
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

32.?
G M Todorovic vs Damljanovic, 1999
(B57) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

20...?
E Torre vs D Sharavdorj, 2000 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

8...?
Lautier vs Bologan, 1999 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 10 moves, 1-0

[Beginning of Tests Continued]26.? [Level 1]
K Pilgaard vs J Behrmann, 2000
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

25...? [Level 2]
B Trabert vs P Vezzosi, 2000
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 28 moves, 0-1

43...? [Level 2]
P Sinkevich vs S Kalugin, 2000
(B58) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

16.? [Level 3]
M Krakops vs Steffen Pedersen, 2000
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

37.? [Level 3]
D Collas vs D Das, 2000
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

24.? [Level 3]
L'Ami vs T Barendse, 2000 
(C18) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

24.? [Level 4] [Note in Kibitzing]
C De Wit vs Movsesian, 2000 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 29 moves, 0-1

24...? [Level 5]
D Tebb vs C G Ward, 1998
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

37.? [Level 1]
V Srebrnic vs F Pellis, 2000
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

46.?
M Richter vs K Grosar, 2000
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

42.?
G Laco vs A Trombettoni, 2000 
(A16) English, 43 moves, 1-0

32...? [Level 2]
G Lagumina vs Lazarev, 2000
(A58) Benko Gambit, 48 moves, 0-1

25.? [Level 3]
Razuvaev vs G Borgo, 2000 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

25.? [Level 3]
I Rajlich vs Y R Yakovich, 1999
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

35.? [Level 3]
S Vajda vs I Brandis, 1999
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

69...? [Level 3]
Bareev vs Akopian, 2000 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 70 moves, 0-1

20.? [Level 5]
Adams vs Leko, 1999 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

21.? [Level 5]
D Pedzich vs P Murdzia, 1999
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

24.? [Level 2]
M Mikac vs J Bizjak, 2000
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

33.? [Level 3]
Kiril D Georgiev vs R Kempinski, 2000
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

19...? [Level 3]
R Kempinski vs L Ostrowski, 1999
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

29...? [Level 3]
H Hermesmann vs L Thiede, 2000
(E73) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

42.? [Level 3]
V Burmakin vs A Feoktistov, 2000
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 55 moves, 1-0

24...? [Level 3]
S Ionov vs A Loginov, 2000
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

51.? [Level 3]
Jansa vs Rublevsky, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

14.? [Level 4]
A J Fulton vs J Hickman, 2000
(B07) Pirc, 19 moves, 1-0

32...? [Level 4]
J Delemarre vs F Erwich, 2000
(A57) Benko Gambit, 35 moves, 0-1

19...? [Level 5]
I Jelen vs B Socko, 1998 
(E97) King's Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

25.? [Level 2]
A Zontakh vs S Martinovic, 2000 
(E92) King's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

26.? [Level 2]
S Rocha vs Galego, 2000
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 27 moves, 1-0

26...? [Level 2]
B N Chatalbashev vs F Braga, 2000
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 0-1

10.? [Level 3] [Answer in Kibitzing]
I Gorshkova vs S Rozsa, 2000 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

37...? [Level 3] [Answer in Kibitzing]
A Stefanova vs P K Wells, 2000 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 0-1

15.? [Level 3] [Answer in Kibitzing]
V Petkovic vs S Stajic, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

29.? [Level 3] [Answer in Kibitzing]
Lautier vs Shirov, 2000 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

24...? [Level 4]
P Girinath vs Ganguly, 2000
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 0-1

27...? [Level 5]
Macieja vs Rozentalis, 1999 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

26.? [Level 5]
Timur Ivanov vs N Zhadanov, 1999
(A15) English, 35 moves, 1-0

26.? [Level 1]
Steffen Pedersen vs S Gabrielsen, 2000
(E97) King's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

14.? [Level 1]
L'Ami vs C P Gouw, 2000 
(C18) French, Winawer, 14 moves, 1-0

33...? [Level 2]
O Lemmers vs J Delemarre, 2000
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

35.? [Level 3]
D Rogic vs A Maksimenko, 1999
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

37...? [Level 3]
A Minasian vs G Sargissian, 1999 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 39 moves, 0-1

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