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Puzzle of the Day 2018
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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See Game Collection: Game of the Day & Puzzle of the Day Collections for complete lists of my Game of the Day and Puzzle of the Day collections.

51....? (Monday, January 1)
McShane vs Anand, 2017 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

36.? (Tuesday, January 2)
Short vs E Blomqvist, 2017 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

21...? (Wednesday, January 3)
S Schneider vs T Beerdsen, 2016 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

21...? (Thursday, January 4)
D Belenkaya vs A Kashlinskaya, 2016 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

23.? (Friday, January 5)
Ivanchuk vs Dreev, 1987 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

27...? (Saturday, January 6)
R Loetscher vs M Bluebaum, 2016 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

19 ? (Sunday, January 7)
F Vallejo Pons vs Wynn Zaw Htun, 2016 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 29 moves, 1-0

31...? (Monday, January 8)
L Cooper vs Igor Ivanov, 1987 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

35.? (Tuesday, January 9)
D Shapiro vs Silman, 1987 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

28.? (Wednesday, January 10)
B Kostic vs D Avirovic, 1945 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

24.? (Thursday, January 11)
Bu Xiangzhi vs Zhihang Xu, 2017 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

29...? (Friday, January 12)
C Van Buskirk vs D B Gurevich, 1987 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

20...? (Saturday, January 13)
Navara vs E Inarkiev, 2016 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 37 moves, 0-1

26...? (Sunday, January 14)
Shirov vs S Sevian, 2016 
(C45) Scotch Game, 46 moves, 0-1

33.? (Monday, January 15)
J Trapl vs Jansa, 1987 
(D90) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

29...? (Tuesday, January 16)
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Anand, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

23...? (Wednesday, January 17)
E Blomqvist vs E Romanov, 2016 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 0-1

24.? (Thursday, January 18)
Csom vs A Planinc, 1974 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

20.? (Friday, January 19)
Sax vs Minic, 1975 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 24 moves, 1-0

26.? (Saturday, January 20)
Bareev vs M Khassanov, 1986 
(E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

23.? (Sunday, January 21)
M Romm vs S Tatai, 1973 
(C18) French, Winawer, 36 moves, 1-0

29.? (Monday, January 22)
Taimanov vs M Beilin, 1955 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

34 ...? (Tuesday, January 23)
Hort vs Gligoric, 1971 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 35 moves, 0-1

31....? (Wednesday, January 24)
Vogt vs G Kuzmin, 1971 
(B89) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

20...? (Thursday, January 25)
Fanghui Sun vs Ju Wenjun, 2017 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 0-1

31.? (Friday, January 26)
I V Kovalenko vs Fressinet, 2016 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 35 moves, 1-0

19.? (Saturday, January 27)
D Dubov vs A Brkic, 2016 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

20.? (Sunday, January 28)
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

35.? (Monday, January 29)
Ivanchuk vs N Legky, 1987 
(A81) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

22.? (Tuesday, January 30)
A W Fox vs A Clerc, 1901 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

39.? (Wednesday, January 31)
A Sokolov vs Naiditsch, 2015 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

18.? (Thursday, February 1)
Movsesian vs M Saltaev, 2016 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

35 ...? (Friday, February 2)
Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

26.? (Saturday, February 3)
Huzman vs Dreev, 1987 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

15.? (Sunday, February 4)
Kaidanov vs D B Gurevich, 1997 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

37.? (Monday, February 5)
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

36.? (Tuesday, February 6)
Joel Benjamin vs Mephisto, 1987 
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 37 moves, 1-0

14...? (Wednesday, Febuary 7)
K Grigorian vs Dzindzichashvili, 1969 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 14 moves, 0-1

41.? (Thursday, February 8)
Csom vs Yusupov, 1982 
(A25) English, 52 moves, 1-0

21.? (Friday< February 9)
Le Quang Liem vs M M Kazhgaleyev, 2016 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

26.? (Saturday, February 10)
L Bruzon Batista vs M Gongora Reyes, 2015 
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

19.? (Sunday< February 11)
Barbero vs L Espig, 1987 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

30.? (Monday, February 12)
Blackburne vs NN, 1898 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

34...? (Tuesday, February 13)
A Kovchan vs A Volokitin, 2015 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 0-1

45. (Wednesday, February 14)
Larsen vs Joel Benjamin, 1987 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 46 moves, 1-0

35...? (Thursday, February 15)
Tolnai vs Z Gyimesi, 1993 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 37 moves, 0-1

30 ? (Friday, February 16)
D Yuffa vs Bologan, 2015 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

10.? (Saturday, February 17)
J van Foreest vs A Liang, 2017 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

27.? (Sunday, February 18)
Yu Yangyi vs G Oparin, 2012 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0

20...? (Monday, February 19)
B Jeran vs D Cawdery, 2017 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

20....? (Tuesday, February 20)
D Abrahams vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2017 
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

47.? (Wednesday, February 21)
R Costigan vs L Day, 1987 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

17.? )Thursday, Febrary 22)
D Wagner vs P Nikolic, 2017 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 22 moves, 1-0

25...? (Friday, February 23)
Adorjan vs I Polgar, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 29 moves, 1-0

28...? (Saturday, Februry 24)
S Sjugirov vs A Timofeev, 2009 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

23.? (Sunday, February 25)
Movsesian vs Leko, 2012 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

44.? (Monday, February 26)
K Zakoscielna vs K Bulski, 2008 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 1-0

15.? (Tuesday, February 27)
H Milligan vs S Wu, 2008 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

19 ? (Wednesday, February 28)
Ftacnik vs Gotti, 1987 
(A80) Dutch, 21 moves, 1-0

36.? (Thursday, March 1)
Ni Hua vs Tiviakov, 2008 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 1-0

19...? (Friday, March 2)
P Tregubov vs A Moiseenko, 2016 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 22 moves, 0-1

35...? (Saturday, March 3)
M Mukhitdinov vs Botvinnik, 1967 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

12.? (Sunday, March 4)
Motylev vs M Godena, 2010 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 1-0

37...? (Monday, March 5)
L Deelman vs B Bleykmans, 1987 
(A80) Dutch, 39 moves, 0-1

14.? (Tuesday, March 6)
A Rychagov vs A Lanin, 2008 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

38.? (Wednesday, March 7)
Sasikiran vs S D Swapnil, 2017 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

28...? (Thursday, March 8)
Neo Zhu vs Shabalov, 2017 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

23.? (Friday, March 9)
Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

19 ? (Saturday, March 10)
M W Healey vs Graham J Moore, 2017 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

20 ? (Sunday, March 11)
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

29.? (Monday, March 12)
Carlsen vs K Holm, 2018 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

52.? (Tuesday, March 13)
O Korneev vs Aronian, 1996 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

11.? (Wednesday, March 14)
Xiao Zhang vs Hanxue Gao, 2017 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 18 moves, 1-0

21.? (Thursday, March 15)
Ding Liren vs O Barbosa, 2012 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

29.? (Friday, March16)
Caruana vs Tomashevsky, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

33.? (Saturday, March 17)
Mamedyarov vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

19.? (Sunday, March 18)
W So vs M Prusikin, 2006 
(C14) French, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

26.? (Monday, March 19)
Grischuk vs Ponomariov, 2000 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

40. ..? (Tuesday, March 20)
E Dizdarevic vs Kramnik, 1992 
(A06) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

34.? (Wednesday, March 21)
Karjakin vs D Frolyanov, 2013 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

37.? (Thursday, March 22)
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 42 moves, 1-0

23...? (Friday, March 23)
J Bai vs Ding Liren, 2017 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

54.? (Saturday, March 24)
Myagmarsuren vs H MacGrillen, 1972 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 57 moves, 1-0

59.? (Sunday, March 25)
H Pfleger vs Larsen, 1974 
(A10) English, 61 moves, 1-0

38.? (Monday, March 26)
S Sjugirov vs A Kveinys, 2017 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 82 moves, 1-0

14.? (Tuesday, March 27)
Kramnik vs NN, 1999 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1-0

14 ...? (Wednesday, March 28)
F Frenkel vs C Lakdawala, 1987 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

9.? (Thursday, March 29)
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

24...? (Friday, March 30)
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

14.? (Saturday, March 31)
Ding Liren vs Lu Shanglei, 2012 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

21 ? (Sunday, April 1)
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 117 moves, 1-0

23.? (Monday, April 2)
J Littlewood vs G Abrahams, 1962 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

27.? (Tuesday, April 3)
K Wight vs H R Jung, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

32.? (Wedmesday, Apri. 4)
Navara vs A Pashikian, 2016 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 43 moves, 1-0

44 ...? (Thursday, April 5)
Y Afek vs Psakhis, 1990 
(C02) French, Advance, 49 moves, 0-1

21.? (Friday, April 6)
E Inarkiev vs D Temirkanov, 2012 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

27.? (Saturday, April 7)
K Commons vs B Baczynskyj, 1976 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

33.? (Sunday, April 8)
P Motwani vs P Roca, 1986 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

37 ? (Monday, April 9)
O Ladva vs B Assaubayeva, 2017 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 38 moves, 1-0

38...? (Tuesday, April 10)
Li Chao vs G Quparadze, 2017 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 39 moves, 0-1

20.? (Wednesday, April 11)
W So vs M Mahjoob, 2007 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

37.? (Thursday, April 12)
Potkin vs D Brandenburg, 2008 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

25.? (Friday, April 13)
J van Foreest vs L'Ami, 2017 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

20.? (Saturday, April 14)
J M Bellon Lopez vs Robert E Byrne, 1975 
(A06) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

21.? (Sunday, April 15)
Keene vs Robatsch, 1971  
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

45.? (Monday, April 16)
D Sadzikowski vs A Mista, 2017 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

34...? (Tuesday, April 17)
Caruana vs T Petrik, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 43 moves, 0-1

30.? (Wednesday, April 18)
Svidler vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 31 moves, 1-0

21.? (Thursday, April 19)
S Gupta vs F Grafl, 2016 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

30.? (Friday, April 20)
V Chuchelov vs Eljanov, 2008 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

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