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Thursday Puzzles, 2018-2019
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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Medium/Difficult

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.

NOTE

Puzzles beginning August 2 - August 23 were repeats of puzzles beginning Monday, June 11. Since they did not fit the usual pattern of this day's puzzles, they do n ot appear in this collection.. For a list of these, see Game Collection: Puzzle of the Day 2018.

21...? (January 4, 2018)
D Belenkaya vs A Kashlinskaya, 2016 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

24.? (January 11. 2018)
Bu Xiangzhi vs Zhihang Xu, 2017 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

24.? (January 18, 2018)
Csom vs A Planinc, 1974 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

20...? (January 25, 2018)
Fanghui Sun vs Ju Wenjun, 2017 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 0-1

18.? (February 1, 2018)
Movsesian vs M Saltaev, 2016 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

41.? (February 8, 2018)
Csom vs Yusupov, 1982 
(A25) English, 52 moves, 1-0

35...? (February 15, 2018)
Tolnai vs Z Gyimesi, 1993 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 37 moves, 0-1

17.? (February 22. 2018; November 1, 2018)
D Wagner vs P Nikolic, 2017 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 22 moves, 1-0

36.? (March 1, 2018)
Ni Hua vs Tiviakov, 2008 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 1-0

28...? (March 8, 2018, May 23, 2019)
Neo Zhu vs Shabalov, 2017 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

21.? (March 15, 2018)
Ding Liren vs O Barbosa, 2012 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

37.? (March 22, 2018)
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 42 moves, 1-0

9.? (March 29, 2018)
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

44 ...? (April 5, 2018)
Y Afek vs Psakhis, 1990 
(C02) French, Advance, 49 moves, 0-1

37.? (April 12, 2018)
Potkin vs D Brandenburg, 2008 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

21.? (April 19, 2018)
S Gupta vs F Grafl, 2016 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

23.? (April 26, 2018)
K Grigoryan vs T L Petrosian, 2017 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 64 moves, 1-0

31.? (May 3, 2018)
P M Kotsur vs Sveshnikov, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

27.? (May 10, 2018)
V K Neverov vs M Debarshi, 2017 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

21....? (May 17, 2018)
C Hoogendijk vs A A Marguerite, 2008 
(B01) Scandinavian, 31 moves, 0-1

36.? (May 24, 2018)
Z Hernandez vs B Dekic, 2008 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 46 moves, 1-0

38.? )May 31, 2018)
E Hansen vs J Xiong, 2017 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 42 moves, 1-0

39.? (June 7, 2018)
Topalov vs S Zhigalko, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

24.? (June 14, 2018)
G Jones vs V Dobrov, 2017 
(B40) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

24.? (June 21, 2018)
Y Chan vs E Galvez Dastin, 2008 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

24.? (June 28, 2018)
J Rigo vs L Espig, 1977 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

39...? (July 5, 2018)
Guanchu Liu vs Li Chao, 2011 
(B07) Pirc, 39 moves, 0-1

13...? (July 12, 2018)
N Eliet vs Rozentalis, 2016 
(A13) English, 18 moves, 0-1

21 ? (July 19, 2018)
A Ushenina vs N Ziaziulkina, 2017 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

33.? (July 26, 2018)
A Firouzja vs E Cordova, 2017 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

28 ? (August 30, 2018)
Bacrot vs B Socko, 2008 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

21 ...? (September 6, 2018)
J Xiong vs Shabalov, 2017 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 0-1

16 ? ( September 20, 2018)
Kotronias vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

18...? (September 27, 2018)
Y Zherebukh vs Nakamura, 2017 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 21 moves, 0-1

32. ..? (October 11, 2018)
G Horvath vs Plachetka, 1994 
(A36) English, 36 moves, 0-1

21.? (October 18, 2018)
D Howell vs T Nyback, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 23 moves, 1-0

30.? (October 25, 2018)
G Meier vs Yifan Hou, 2017 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 34 moves, 0-1

26...? (November 8, 2018)
Krasenkow vs Karpov, 2003 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

25.? (November 15, 2018)
I Sokolov vs J Smeets, 2008 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

21.? (November 22, 2018)
Wang Hao vs R Gerber, 2016 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

28.? (TNovember 29, 2018)
B Jacobsen vs D Mallaghan, 2008 
(A36) English, 29 moves, 1-0

33.? (December 6, 2018)
S Slipak vs T Gibson, 2008 
(A09) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

32.? (December 13, 2018)
Shabalov vs Sasikiran, 2008 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

42.? ( December 20, 2018)
Miles vs L Schmid, 1980 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 45 moves, 1-0

27 ...? (December 27, 2018)
K Alekseenko vs M Petrosyan, 2017 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

25...? (January 3, 2019)
M L Condie vs Speelman, 1984 
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 32 moves, 0-1

34 ? (January 10, 2019)
Bologan vs M Hansen, 2011 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

43.? ()January 17, 2019)
Seirawan vs J Nogueiras, 1987 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 52 moves, 1-0

32.? (January 24, 2019)
V S Gujrathi vs M Antipov, 2017 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

94 ? (January 31, 2019)
L Gonda vs C Paci, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 95 moves, 1-0

36. ...? (February 7, 2019)
Erick Zhao vs K McDonald, 2016 
(A80) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

38.? (TFebruary 14, 2019; February 21, 2019)
Foltys vs Golombek, 1947 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

24.? (February 28, 2019)
B Avrukh vs T Sanikidze, 2009 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 30 moves, 1-0

34.? (March 7, 2019)
Ivanchuk vs de Firmian, 1989 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 40 moves, 1-0

25.? (March 14, 2019)
Schussler vs Y Rantanen, 1977 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

16 ? (TMarch 21, 2019)
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(C28) Vienna Game, 20 moves, 1-0

18.? (March 28, 2019)
Korchnoi vs Lutikov, 1959 
(A73) Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O, 20 moves, 1-0

21....? (April 4, 2019)
H Baumgartner vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

32.? (April 11, 2019)
Psakhis vs Zsofia Polgar, 1990 
(A13) English, 35 moves, 1-0

26.? (April 18, 2019)
W Arencibia vs J Magem Badals, 1991 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

34.? (April 25, 2019)
Vasiukov vs S Makarichev, 1972 
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1-0

34.? (May 2, 2019)
Tomashevsky vs B Avrukh, 2009 
(A21) English, 41 moves, 1-0

24 ? (May 9, 2019)
Acs vs R Szuhanek, 1999 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 26 moves, 1-0

24.? (May 16, 2019)
M Herbold vs I Gourlay, 2005 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 28 moves, 1-0

15.? (May 30, 2019)
Ponomariov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

32...? (June 6, 2019)
I Aftsoglou vs D Bojkov, 2001 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

29.? (June 13, 2019)
T Banusz vs N E Povah, 2018 
(A06) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

21.? (June 20, 2019)
Leko vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2001 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

22.? (June 27, 2019)
Psakhis vs I Efimov, 1991 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

31...? (July 4, 2019)
L Babujian vs A Deviatkin, 2009 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 39 moves, 0-1

23.? (July 11, 2019)
L Gutman vs Kholmov, 1975 
(A06) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

23.? (July 18, 2019)
Alatortsev vs G Goldberg, 1932 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

22.? (July 25, 2019)
Anand vs Gelfand, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

26.? (August 1, 2019)
Psakhis vs V Malaniuk, 1987 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

38.? (August 8, 2019)
E Magerramov vs Gipslis, 1992 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

24.? (August 15, 2019)
Spassky vs A Reshko, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 30 moves, 1-0

31.? (August 22, 2019)
Tartakower vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C28) Vienna Game, 37 moves, 1-0

25.? (August 29, 2019)
A David vs Das Arpan, 2018 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 1-0

25.? (September 5, 2019)
Alekhine vs Opocensky, 1925 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

28.? (September 12, 2019)
Beliavsky vs M Cebalo, 1998 
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

41. ? (September 19, 2019)
Adams vs Timman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

31...? (September 26, 2019)
A Grosar vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1991 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

19.? (October 3, 2019)
M Michailov vs D Carlo, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 24 moves, 1-0

53.? (October 10, 2019)
S Volkov vs Yifan Hou, 2008 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 61 moves, 1-0

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