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The nine degrees of Howard Staunton
Compiled by RonB52734
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Connecting Howard Staunton to Vladimir Kramnik in 9 degrees.

Inspired by the six degrees of Kevin Bacon, and using only Sicilians

According to http://ibeatgarry.com/?from=Staunto..., it is possible to link these two players in only 5 degrees, but not with a single opening.

1. Staunton, Howard beat Anderssen, Adolf
Staunton, Staunton vs Anderssen, 1851

2. Anderssen, Adolf beat Mieses, Anderssen vs S Mieses, 1867

3. Mieses, Jacques beat Rellstab, Ludwig Sr
J Mieses vs Rellstab, 1932

4. Rellstab, Ludwig Sr beat Miles, Anthony J
Rellstab vs Miles, 1973

5. Miles, Anthony J beat Kramnik, Vladimir
Miles vs Kramnik, 1989

1. Staunton -> Horwitz
Horwitz vs Staunton, 1846 
(B20) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

2. Horwitz -> Bird
Bird vs Horwitz, 1851 
(B30) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

3. Bird -> Lasker
Lasker vs Bird, 1892 
(B30) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

4. Lasker -> Capablanca
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1936 
(B58) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

5. Capablanca -> Keres
Keres vs Capablanca, 1937 
(B54) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

6. Keres -> Spassky
Keres vs Spassky, 1959
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

7. Spassky -> Karpov
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 
(B83) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

8. Karpov -> Kasparov
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 0-1

9. Kasparov -> Kramnik
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B30) Sicilian, 63 moves, 0-1

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