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Greatest Games Never Played (Under Construction)
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A collection of missed opportunities, spoiled brilliancies, and other what ifs.

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24. Rh1!! Bf5 25.Rh5! Bxc2 26.Re5! +-
A Petrov vs P Journoud, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

32. Rxg4+! Bg7 33. Qc7! +-
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 63 moves, 0-1

69. Kg6!! b1=Q 70. d8=Q! 1-0
Janowski vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

41... a1=Q!! 42.Rxf6+ Qxf6 43.Qxf6+ Qxf6 44. gxf6 Be3! 0-1
Gelfand vs Shirov, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

22. Nb6 Ne2 23. Qf8+!! 1-0
Short vs Miles, 1984  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 46 moves, 1-0

25. Rh4! Bxf6 26. Bxe5!! Bxe5 27. Qxe5 f6 28. Qxc7 1-0
Vyzmanavin vs M Sorokin, 1985 
(A09) Reti Opening, 86 moves, 1-0

26. Rxf8!! 1-0
Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 76 moves, 0-1

25... Rc2!! 26. Qxc2 d3! 0-1
W So vs Aronian, 2015 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

29... Ba3+! 30. Kxb3 a1=N+!! 31. Rxa1 Qxb6+! 32. Bxb6 Nd4+! 0-1
Ni Hua vs Le Quang Liem, 2012 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

39. Qd8+ Kg7 40. f6+ Kh6 41. Kh4!! Qxd4 41. g4 Qb4 42. Qf8! 1-0
Morozevich vs Aronian, 2007 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

36. Rh1+ Kg6 37. Ne5+! 1-0
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

43 Nd7! 1-0
R Wojtaszek vs Nakamura, 2012 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 49 moves, 1-0

27. Bd8!! RxB 28. QxR RxQ 29. RxR Bf8 30. Re8! h6 31. g6! 1-0
Anand vs Kulaots, 2004 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 55 moves, 1-0

24...b6 25 Qd6 Rd6 bc Rd8 c7 Rc8 Ne5 Rc7 Rc7 Qc7 30. Nxg6! 1-0
Aronian vs Svidler, 2011 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 54 moves, 1-0

26. Be5!! 1-0
Ivanchuk vs L Dominguez, 2013 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

26...Qxh2+!! 27.Kxh2 Ng4+ 28.Kg1 Nh3+ 29.Kf1 Nh2# 0-1
K Emmrich vs B Moritz, 1922 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

27. Ng5! hxg5 28. Qxe6!! 1-0
E Janev vs V Burmakin, 2003 
(A13) English, 35 moves, 0-1

25...Be6? 26. Ng6! Nh7 27. Rxe6! fxe6 28. Qxd8+! Qxd8 29. Bxe6#
E Kuzminykh vs Taimanov, 1950 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

46. Kh6!! f6 47.Nf7+ Kg8 48.Kg6! a2 49.h6 1-0
A Zakharov vs A Petrushin, 1973 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

29...Qe5! 30. Rdg4 Qf6+! 31.Ke1 Qxa6 -+
Svidler vs Grischuk, 2013 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

41...Kh5 42. Rxe5+!! fxe5 43. g4+ Kh4 44. Qe7+! Qg5 46. g3# 1-0
N Gaprindashvili vs Z Veroci Petronic, 1974 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

29. Rxe8! Qxe8 30. Qa4! 1-0
Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1919 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

38... f5!! 39. Re7 Qg3+! 40. Qxg3 Rh5# 0-1
Alekhine vs O Naegeli, 1932 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

22..Rh1+! 23. Nxh1 Bh2+ Kxh2 Rh8+ 25. Kg3 Nf5+ 26. Kf4 Rh4# 0-1
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

29... Qf2!! 30. Ng3 Qe1+! 0-1
Teschner vs Portisch, 1969 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

38. Bf7+!! Kxf7 39. Qe4 Rg8 40. Qf5+ Ke8 41. Qxf4 +-
Carlsen vs A Giri, 2015 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

41. Rg3!! +-
V Malakhov vs A H T dos Santos Fier, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

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