|Aug-13-08|| ||gazzawhite: This is tragic.|
|May-16-09|| ||alexmagnus: Are this one and Fritz-Kramnik the only examples of world champs overlooking mate in 1?|
|May-16-09|| ||keypusher: <alexmagnus> Talk about castling into it! I would guess this is a simul, so I am not sure it "counts". |
Botvinnik allowed a mate in one here:
Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1944
Not sure if you consider Adolf Anderssen a world champ:
Staunton vs Anderssen, 1851
Botvinnik was completely lost when he got mated, while Anderssen was winning. Also, of course, Anderssen didn't have a clock!
The other funny thing is that Botvinnik and Anderssen both had plus scores against the opponents who checkmated them.
|May-16-09|| ||Granny O Doul: Simul games certainly don't count. Also the World Champion title was introduced only with the Steinitz-Zukertort match in 1886. If you count before that, then there's no justification to not count Morphy, Anderssen, Staunton, St. Amant, LaBourdannais, Deschapelles, Philidor, etc.|
|May-16-09|| ||Granny O Doul: Hmm. Even before White's last, this was already the worst game of chess ever played.|
|Aug-17-09|| ||tentsewang: HAHA the first world's chess champion got mate by a regular checkmate in 12 moves! Even NN plays better than that!|
|Jul-31-10|| ||BobCrisp: Euwe overlooked a mate in one vs Salo Landau in a 1933 game that's not in the database. |
Here's the crucial position:
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Euwe has to defend with Qg1 but finds instead 27.Bxb6.
|Aug-02-10|| ||BobCrisp: Correction: it's a June 1934 game. Euwe plays two training matches in preparation for the Zurich tournament - he defeats Johannes Hendrik Otto Van den Bosch 6-0 and Landau 4.5-1.5.|
|Jan-03-12|| ||FSR: Was Steinitz drunk? Apart from falling into mate in one, he overlooked a forced win on both move 9 and move 10 with the simple Nxc6 bxc6 Nxd6+. I'm no Steinitz and I don't overlook such obvious tactical wins, even in simuls.|
|Jun-26-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:
Steinitz vs H Voigt, 1885.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF VOIGT.
Your score: 20 (par = 13)
|Feb-02-13|| ||smalldreams: "Event: Philadelphia. Site: London"|
|Feb-02-13|| ||smalldreams: Is this actually a simul game?|