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Holiday Present Hunt Solutions: 2015
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The solutions for the 2015 Holiday Present Hunt.

Intro Page: Chessgames.com Holiday Present Hunt

Clues Page: Chessgames Present Hunt Clues Page

Note: There were 2 clues listed as "Clue #58". However, due to a technical error, a second clue listed as Clue #58 was released. Please see this administration post for details: Kibitzer's Café (kibitz #167026).

For purposes of this collection, "Clue #58 (first one)" is the clue mentioned in the above post, while "Clue #58 (second one)" is the clue official listed in the clues page by the site.

Clue #1
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Clue #2
C Wolf vs H Ramezani, 1994 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Clue #3
Teichmann vs J Mortimer, 1902
(C49) Four Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Clue #4
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Clue #5
Kasparov vs Waitzkin, 1988 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Clue #6
M Schwarz vs S Wagner, 2006
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

Clue #7
Hartlaub vs Fleischer, 1913 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 19 moves, 1-0

Clue #8
P Villegas vs V Inkiov, 2012
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

Clue #9
E Chinchilla Miranda vs S Mariotti, 1988 
(C15) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 0-1

Clue #10
Novik vs I Nikolayev, 1988
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Clue #11
R Shankar vs Sasikiran, 1999
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Clue #12
J Shaw vs K Beaton, 1994 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

Clue #13
Karpov vs T Krabbe, 1992 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 43 moves, 0-1

Clue #14
Blackburne vs Sellman, 1883 
(C11) French, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Clue #15
P Dijkstra vs Theo Schmidt, 1990
(C06) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Clue #16
J M Lopez Martinez vs Pelletier, 2001
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Clue #17
J Van Pelt vs P S Spiller, 1977
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Clue #18
Szabo vs A Phillips, 1955
(A53) Old Indian, 54 moves, 1-0

Clue #19
J N Babson vs Steinitz, 1893
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Clue #20
M F Drew vs A Suess, 1967
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 33 moves, 0-1

Clue #21
G Sam vs P Atoufi, 2015
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 59 moves, 0-1

Clue #22
P Aurangabadkar vs B Anuja, 2008
(B10) Caro-Kann, 37 moves, 0-1

Clue #23
Suba vs N Davies, 1990 
(E92) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Clue #24
A Planinc vs Bukic, 1969 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 40 moves, 0-1

Clue #25
H Kennedy vs E Lowe, 1849 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 16 moves, 0-1

Clue #26
Hracek vs J Markos, 2009
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Clue #27
Alekhine vs L Zollner, 1938 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 0-1

Clue #28
Ivanchuk vs S Zhigalko, 2015
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Clue #29
N Ondersteijn vs B Diesen, 2007
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 86 moves, 1-0

Clue #30
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Clue #31
Capablanca vs J Lewis, 1941 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Clue #32
H Holder vs H Lahlum, 2000
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

Clue #33
R Rapport vs Fressinet, 2015 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Clue #34
Sajtar vs Boleslavsky, 1953
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Clue #35
H Fabri vs Arkell, 2014
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 62 moves, 0-1

Clue #36
D Andersen vs T S Christiansen, 2009
(A10) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Clue #37
A Bianchi vs J Garcia, 2001
(B40) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Clue #38
Belke vs Looper, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Clue #39
M Bartel vs R Psyk, 2012
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Clue #40
C Arduman vs M Erdogdu, 2001
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Clue #41
P Bielby vs M E Binks, 1962
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 29 moves, 0-1

Clue #42
B Craps vs M Roeder, 1992 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

Clue #43
Svidler vs Kramnik, 2015 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 0-1

Clue #44
H Spangenberg vs Van Wely, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 33 moves, 1-0

Clue #45
E M Faust vs G Krauss, 1954 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Clue #46
Kortner vs Nilssen, 1985
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Clue #47
F Hoorweg vs Timman, 1964 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Clue #48
K Coates vs V W Knox, 1978 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Clue #49
Wang Hao vs W So, 2007 
(A04) Reti Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

Clue #50
S Castelli vs R Marconi, 2000
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 30 moves, 1-0

Clue #51
V D Chaschikhin vs V Ardomin, 1989
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Clue #52
Blackburne vs Pillsbury, 1897  
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Clue #53
Tartakower vs Burn, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Clue #54
Sajtar vs Pachman, 1943 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 23 moves, 1-0

Clue #55
N Ninov vs J Zawadzka, 2006
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 58 moves, 1-0

Clue #56
H Rittner vs M Umansky, 1995 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Clue #57
Oral vs V Nedela, 2005
(B01) Scandinavian, 36 moves, 1-0

Clue #58 (1st one)
P Dargan vs S Williams, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 54 moves, 0-1

Clue #58 (2nd one)
Miles vs Bronstein, 1976 
(A10) English, 51 moves, 1-0

Clue #59
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

Clue #60
Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Clue #61
Lipschutz vs E Delmar, 1889 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

Clue #62
Karpov vs Ribli, 1977 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Clue #63
M Mancini vs J F Jolly, 2012
(D72) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Clue #64
A L'Ami vs A Merry, 2015 
(A90) Dutch, 46 moves, 0-1

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