chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

 
Just a minute while I pick my jaw back up.
Compiled by Korora
--*--

Bizarre real games.

Checkmate by castling
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

And again!
A Kvicala vs NN, 1869 
(B20) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

My little checkmate by underpromotion
Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 7 moves, 0-1

The mirror crack'd from side to side.
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Quadrupled Pawns
Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Long live King Solomon!
Burn vs O Chajes, 1911 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 115 moves, 1-0

Checkmate and fork at once
O Sundstrom vs David Holm, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Don't quit while you're ahead!
Carlos Torre vs F E Parker, 1924 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Double discovered mate
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

The king hunt backfires.
Weenink vs L Gans, 1923 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

I know I'd get skunked if I tried that sort of opening play!
Marshall vs H Rogosin, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

On the wings of victory
G Goldberg vs Bronstein, 1961 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

Victory in 32 moves with eight pawns retained!
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Hello? Anybody home?
Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 1/2-1/2

A bloodless opening and middle game
A Medina Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

1. h4 wins and NOT by default!
G Welling vs E ten Haaf, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Biggest blunder in the Grob
L Darling vs R Wood, 1983 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 2 moves, 0-1

Lost on time just as he was reaching to deliver checkmate
Alexander V Ivanov vs Yermolinsky, 1993 
(B57) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

An even longer bloodless game!
R Nuber vs R Keckeisen, 1994 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Early K move blunder--still wins!
S Williams vs M Simons, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

An end to development.
G Bailey vs E Fischvogt, 1999 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Pawn wall on Move XXVI
B V Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

Reset Button
I Penko vs Jernej Novak, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

115 moves and no Pawns lost
Zhong Zhang vs G Timoshchenko, 2002 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 115 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pinkie, Rares, Twilight, Applejack, Dashie, & 'Shy pwn the King
Crafty vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 155 moves, 0-1

Their Graces pwn!
Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 255 moves, 0-1

Double bare K's at GM level!
V Kovalev vs Kramnik, 2018 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 104 moves, 1/2-1/2

27 games

 » View all game collections by Korora PGN Download
 » Search entire game collection library
 » Clone this game collection (copy it to your account)
 » FAQ: Help with Game Collections


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC