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Game of the Day 2017
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January 1: Baby New Year
R Praggnanandhaa vs Slaven Pastar, 2014 
(B40) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

January 2: Marathon Man
I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

January 3: Viktorious
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1987 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 57 moves, 1-0

January 4: Cold Winter Knights
T Batchimeg vs Fishbein, 2006 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 70 moves, 1-0

January 5: A Night In Tunisia
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

January6: Just Fab
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

January 7: Petrofied
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

January 8: Long Leap the King
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2007 
(B30) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

January 9: The Grass is Salwe's Greener
Znosko-Borovsky vs Salwe, 1909  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Habyart 19L Sweet Sixteen
Fischer vs W A Nyman, 1964 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

January 11: How I Spent my Samar Vacation
K Corker vs R Samar, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

January 12: Purton is Such Sweet Sorrow
C Csiszar vs B Purton, 2006 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 27 moves, 1-0

January 13: "Shanava Done That
Mamedyarov vs K Shanava, 2012 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

January 14: Yugo Girl
A Maric vs Chiburdanidze, 1993 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 45 moves, 1-0

January 15: Don't Get Busted!
Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

January 16: She's Got the Luke
McShane vs Judit Polgar, 2012 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 33 moves, 0-1

January 17: Don't Dudas
M Mrva vs J Dudas, 2001 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

January 18: Caveat Emptor
Taimanov vs Matulovic, 1970 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 1-0

January 19: Can't Stop the Muzychuk
Sasikiran vs A Muzychuk, 2012 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

January 20: Buda-pest
Helmer vs J Krejcik, 1917 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

January 21: Book Line and Zsinka
L Zsinka vs A Szeberenyi, 2002 
(D85) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 1-0

January 22: Jiffy Lub
Ljubojevic vs R Calvo, 1973 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 14 moves, 1-0

January 23: PInfall Wizard
A Espeli vs Andersen, 1952 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 0-1

January 24: Downing a Stein
M Ruderfer vs Stein, 1972 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 20 moves, 1-0

January 25: Gabriel's Gambit
G Sargissian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

January 26: Victory from the Jaws of Drawfeat
Carlsen vs Yifan Hou, 2016 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

January 27: Did a Baad Baad Thing
Jobava vs Yu Yangyi, 2014 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

January 28: Keres t'Fallen
Alekhine vs Keres, 1942  
(E17) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

January 29: "So me the Wei
W So vs Wei Yi, 2013 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 75 moves, 1-0

January 30: The SMERSH Gambit
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

January 31: Give 'em the Runaround
Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

February 1: Ostl la Vista, Baby
Spassky vs A Ostl, 1990 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

February 2: Fit to be Tied
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

February 3: Crime and Punishment
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

February 4: Knight Odds
Averbakh vs Spassky, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Feruary 5: Don't Do It Andruet
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

February 6: Spanish Haarlem
Olland vs J Esser, 1901 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Feburary 7: Follow Your Znos
Burn vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1906 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

February 8: Vex Luther
T Luther vs Yudasin, 1989 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

February 9: Our Man in Havana
Fischer vs Smyslov, 1965 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1-0

February 10: The Bogus Indian
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

February 11: Attachment not Available
S Docx vs M Muzychuk, 2016 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 22 moves, 0-1

February 12: The Big Libiszewski
F Libiszewski vs A Sokolov, 2006 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

February 13: Cavalry Never Retreat
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B06) Robatsch, 45 moves, 1-0

February 14: A Love That'll Never Die
Alekhine vs A Love, 1923 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

February 15: Black Out
Anderssen vs Blackburne, 1862 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

February 16: Punching the Clock
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 73 moves, 1-0

February 17: Caru Can
Caruana vs L'Ami, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

February 18: Simon Says: Resign
Winawer vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C22) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

February 19: Zsofia Rules
Zsofia Polgar vs A Chernin, 1989 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

February 20: Peter Gunn
Svidler vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

February 21: First Blood
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 0-1

February 22: The Mecking of a GM
Mecking vs Hort, 1970 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

February 23: Flohral Arrangement
Feigin vs Flohr, 1937 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

February 24: HIde and Seek
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

February 25: Sznap Shot"
Karpov vs Sznapik, 1986 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 27 moves, 1-0

February 26: I'm so Vlad; I'm Vlad, I'm Vlad, I'm Vlad
Ljubojevic vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B57) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

February 27: Femme Fatale
A Muzychuk vs Zhao Xue, 2016 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

February 28: "Franz with Benefits
R Franz vs Mayet, 1858 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

March 1: The Traxler Variation
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

March 2: Russlin' Ruslan
Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

march 3: The Harder They Fal
H Bogart vs NN, 1933 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

March 4: Rib Stake
Ribli vs Yusupov, 2002 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Marc 5: Look What Ju Did
Ju Wenjun vs L Javakhishvili, 2011 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 56 moves, 1-0

March 6: Rude TreatRude Treatment
L Rudenko vs Rowena M Bruce, 1946 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

March 7: The Soul of Wit
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

March 8: We Three Queens of Shomoev Are
A Shomoev vs R Mamedov, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

March 9: The Brilliancy Prize
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

March 10: Hasangatin Chance
M Matlakov vs R Hasangatin, 2013 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1-0

March 11: Lowering the Boom
Noteboom vs S Van Mindeno, 1927 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 21 moves, 1-0

March 12: Old Man, Take a Look at my Knight
O Bernstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

March 13: Take Another Piece of My Hart
S J Solomon vs R Hart, 2010 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 1-0

March 14: Order from Chao
Yifan Hou vs Li Chao, 2011 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 36 moves, 0-1

March 15: Deep Fried Suet
Suetin vs Nezhmetdinov, 1964 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 0-1

March 16: AK-74
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 
(B83) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

March 17: Stupified
I Nyzhnyk vs K Stupak, 2013 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

March 18: Dubious Dubois
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

March 19: Petrov's Immortal
F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

March 20: Scotch and Falkbeer Chaser
Falkbeer vs NN, 1847 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

March 21: Passed Perfect
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1-0

March 22: Panov Worms
Panov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 
(C13) French, 26 moves, 0-1

March 23: We're So Sorry Uncle Alburt
Alburt vs J A Rizzitano, 1984 
(E73) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

March 24: Schulten Have Done That
J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

March 25: Don't Dely-Dally
Fischer vs P Dely, 1967 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

March 26: Bruno Mars
A Planinc vs Parma, 1976 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 0-1

Narcg 26L You Got Me on My Knees
D Laylo vs Navara, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

March 28: KO'd
Karpov vs Adorjan, 1989 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

March 29: The Mona Lisa
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

March 30: Black is OK
Nunn vs Adorjan, 1975 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

March 31: This Won't Borya
B Ider vs Yifan Hou, 2017 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

April 1: This Won't Borya Ider
B Ider vs Wei Yi, 2014 
(A17) English, 41 moves, 0-1

April 2: Erasing the Indian Sign
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2016 
(B20) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

April 3: NO KILL I
H Horta vs W Palmkoeck, 1999 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

April 4: Rca1 Viktor
Korchnoi vs O Renet, 1990 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

April 5: Nick at Knight
DeFirmian vs Azmaiparashvili, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 moves, 1-0

April 6: The Meek Shall Inherit
A Meek vs W Fuller, 1857 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

April 7: A Sherwin for White
Bisguier vs J Sherwin, 1954 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

April 8: Saw it Coming a Milov
V Milov vs G Borg, 2003 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 0-1

April 9: Don't Worry b-Happ
Keres vs Spassky, 1965 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

April 10: The Pearl of Poznan
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

April 11: Sherwood Forced
P Sherwood vs Bisguier, 1999 
(C45) Scotch Game, 37 moves, 0-1

April 12: As If
J F Campbell vs A Ehrlich, 1990  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 1-0

April 13: Samisch Attacks
Saemisch vs Koltanowski, 1926 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

April 14: Demian: the Omen
M Stock vs V Demian, 1976 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 18 moves, 0-1

April 15: Buckle Under Pressure
Kieseritzky vs H Buckle, 1846 
(B20) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

April 16: All Your Eggs in One Plaskett
Plaskett vs Hartston, 1986 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 18 moves, 1-0

April 17: Covering the Canvas
Duchamp vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1931 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

April 18: The Joaquin Dead
J Camarena vs W Cruz, 1945 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 39 moves, 0-1

April 19" Bone of Contention
E Bone vs L Dubeck, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

April 20: Fancy Meeting You Her
Fischer vs Matulovic, 1970  
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

April 21: Kup Runneth Over
Kupreichik vs J Sunye Neto, 1989 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

April 22: Summer of Lev
Polugaevsky vs Lutikov, 1968 
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

April 23: The Lyon's Share
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

April 24: Juicy Gossip
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

April 25: Armagedeon
G Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

April 26: Randy Scandy
Topalov vs Nisipeanu, 2007 
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 moves, 0-1

April 27: Running on M.T.
Fischer vs Tal, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

APril 28: Hit Me With Your Best Short
Short vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

April 29: AA Battery
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

April 30: Alcoholic, Anonymous
Alekhine vs NN, 1911 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

May 1: How Now, Browne-Rao?
Browne vs V Rao, 1987 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 44 moves, 1-0

May 2: The Siege of Leningrad
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

May 3: Semmer Down)
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1926 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

May 4: Deysi Cutter
Kramnik vs D E Cori Tello, 2015 
(E91) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

May 5: Sinko de Maia
Gulko vs Chiburdanidze, 1978 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

May 6: Pawn Power
Kmoch vs Alekhine, 1926 
(A80) Dutch, 34 moves, 0-1

May 7: An Overlooked Pal
M Vukic vs Benko, 1967 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

May 8: Salov into the Sunset
Timman vs Salov, 1991 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 50 moves, 0-1

May 9: Pesty Gambits
Dlugy vs NN, 2015 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

May 10: "Wing Nut
Kujoth vs J Fashingbauer, 1950 
(B20) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

May 11: Viktor Viktorious
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

May 12: Chuck Roast
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

May 13: Doctored Robert
Karpov vs Huebner, 1982 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

May 14: Smother Nature
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

May 15: Adrian's Wall
Mikhalchishin vs Pavasovic, 1999  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

May 16: The Traveling Bishop
Murey vs W Watson, 1985 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 35 moves, 1-0

May 17: Pardon if I'm Curt
C Hansen vs L Kristensen, 1981 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

May 18: Rad Moves
F Vallejo Pons vs Radjabov, 2017 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

May 19: Orestes the Mad
O Rodriguez Vargas vs Quinteros, 1972 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

May 20: Bruzon the Chen
L Bruzon Batista vs Zhu Chen, 2004 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 53 moves, 1-0

May 21: Cliff Hanger
T Magee vs C Aker, 1981 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

May 22: A Bridge Too Near
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 58 moves, 0-1

May 23: Wild Horses
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

May 24: Poor Planinc
Kupreichik vs A Planinc, 1970 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 1-0

May 25: Deep in the Woods
P Littlewood vs D Norwood, 1985 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

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