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Beat the Elite with Black
Compiled by Whitehat1963
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Proof that anything can happen and often does. In descending order from largest Elo-point differential. (Mostly classical chess. All games played since 2000. Loser has an Elo rating of 2600 or better at the time of the game.) 

776-Elo point difference (Simul)
Anand vs E Freise, 2001 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

714-point difference (Simul)
Carlsen vs H Strand, 2008 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 0-1

686-point difference (Simul)
Karpov vs T Cymanski, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

581-point difference (Simul)
Anand vs M Tischendorf, 2001 
(C18) French, Winawer, 45 moves, 0-1

579-point difference (Simul)
Topalov vs V Lilov, 2005 
(A80) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

502-point difference
B Sambuev vs Y Kryvoshlyk, 2010 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 69 moves, 0-1

479-point difference
Tiviakov vs D Hamelink, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 0-1

479-point difference
D Andreikin vs T Laurusas, 2009 
(A16) English, 38 moves, 0-1

440-point difference
K Spraggett vs P Fogel, 2007 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 33 moves, 0-1

416-point difference
Kotronias vs O B Kozlov, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 29 moves, 0-1

406-point difference
J L Hammer vs V Sanal, 2011 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 0-1

402-point difference
Anand vs O Touzane, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

371-point difference
Navara vs K Ejsmont, 2006 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 0-1

369-point difference
V Milov vs M Arnold, 2008 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

368-point difference
T L Petrosian vs D Zakarian, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 63 moves, 0-1

352-point difference
Sutovsky vs M Annaberdiev, 2002 
(B07) Pirc, 36 moves, 0-1

332-point difference
Fedorov vs A Yashtylov, 2000 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 0-1

329-point difference
Azmaiparashvili vs G Jahnel, 2007 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 53 moves, 0-1

321 points and only 17 moves (Rapid)
Azmaiparashvili vs R Sergejev, 2001 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 17 moves, 0-1

316-point difference
Short vs R Sangma, 2008 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 35 moves, 0-1

314-point difference
R Rapport vs J Rohl, 2014 
(A06) Reti Opening, 59 moves, 0-1

307-point difference
Kamsky vs H R Steel, 2014 
(B40) Sicilian, 88 moves, 0-1

303-point difference
Dolmatov vs M Taleb, 2000 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

299-point difference (Rapid)
Shirov vs R Liiva, 2006 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

297-point difference
Sutovsky vs M Pacheco, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 50 moves, 0-1

297-point difference
Tiviakov vs W Hendriks, 2001 
(B07) Pirc, 67 moves, 0-1

294-point difference
Li Chao vs V Saravanan, 2012 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

293-point difference
Jakovenko vs A Smirnov, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 43 moves, 0-1

290-point difference
Yifan Hou vs B Yildiz, 2012 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 0-1

284-point difference (Blitz)
Carlsen vs Kosteniuk, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

280-point difference
Ehlvest vs S Kriventsov, 2001 
(B40) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

278-point difference
Nakamura vs Ganguly, 2005 
(C45) Scotch Game, 52 moves, 0-1

274-point difference
Sasikiran vs S Suvrajit, 2003 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 54 moves, 0-1

271-point difference
D Khismatullin vs Z Tsydypov, 2013 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 46 moves, 0-1

270-point difference
Tiviakov vs J Berkvens, 2000 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 30 moves, 0-1

269-point difference (Blitz)
Aronian vs Kosteniuk, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

265-point difference
Navara vs Z Arsovic, 2012 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

264-point difference
A G Aleksandrov vs A Givon, 2012 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

261-point difference
Nisipeanu vs Roman Hernandez, 2003 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 52 moves, 0-1

261-point difference
A Gupta vs S Kuipers, 2012 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

258-point difference
A Korobov vs K Alekseenko, 2014 
(A21) English, 46 moves, 0-1

257-point difference
W So vs S Sevian, 2015 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

256-point difference
M Kobalia vs A Kostin, 2005 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 38 moves, 0-1

256-point difference
S Volkov vs K Alekseenko, 2012 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 0-1

254-point difference
Fressinet vs C Renner, 2008 
(A81) Dutch, 38 moves, 0-1

254-point difference
Vitiugov vs Yinglun Xu, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 0-1

About 250 Elo points difference
Sutovsky vs C Hanley, 2012 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

248-point difference
Korchnoi vs R Bellin, 2007 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 120 moves, 0-1

245-point difference
P Tregubov vs J Netzer, 2005 
(A84) Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

244-point difference
Bologan vs A S Nadanian, 2002 
(B40) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

244-point difference
Fressinet vs G Battaglini, 2011 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

243-point difference
Shabalov vs S Shankland, 2008 
(B50) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

241-point difference
Krasenkow vs A Wirig, 2006 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

240-point difference
Fedorov vs V Shalimov, 2000 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

238-point difference
V Laznicka vs D Arngrimsson, 2009 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 0-1

237-point difference
I Sokolov vs S Williams, 2006 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

236-point difference
F Vallejo Pons vs N Huschenbeth, 2010 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 102 moves, 0-1

235-point difference
A Giri vs T Fodor Jr, 2012 
(A09) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

234-point difference
Anand vs A Demuth, 2016 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 45 moves, 0-1

233-point difference
Karjakin vs V Iotov, 2014 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 0-1

230-point difference
Onischuk vs J F Pierrot, 2003 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 48 moves, 0-1

229-point difference
Tiviakov vs N Das, 2003 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 58 moves, 0-1

228-point difference
Gelfand vs Y Quesada Perez, 2003 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

228-point difference
Caruana vs M Olszewski, 2012 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 74 moves, 0-1

227-point difference
Kotronias vs P Piscopo, 2005
(B33) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

226-point difference
Nakamura vs R R Laxman, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

226-point difference
Jakovenko vs V Fedoseev, 2011 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 97 moves, 0-1

223-point difference
Caruana vs Korchnoi, 2011 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

223-point difference
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

223-point difference
Beliavsky vs R Lubczynski, 2009 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 37 moves, 0-1

223-point difference
Harikrishna vs M Stryjecki, 2005 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

222-point difference
Beliavsky vs L E Johannessen, 2002 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 69 moves, 0-1

222-point difference
Navara vs H Danielsen, 2015 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

222-points difference
E Alekseev vs L Pliester, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 61 moves, 0-1

219-point difference
Ivanchuk vs J Radulski, 2004 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 0-1

219-point difference (Blitz)
Kramnik vs Kosteniuk, 2014 
(A14) English, 32 moves, 0-1

218-point difference
Shirov vs D H Campora, 2003 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 63 moves, 0-1

215-point difference
D Andreikin vs D Benidze, 2008 
(B89) Sicilian, 53 moves, 0-1

215-point difference
Shirov vs A Romero Holmes, 2006 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 45 moves, 0-1

214-point difference
B Avrukh vs Jonkman, 2005 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

214-point difference
Fressinet vs T Wippermann, 2008 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 50 moves, 0-1

214-point difference
Nakamura vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2007 
(B30) Sicilian, 100 moves, 0-1

212-point difference
McShane vs Y Boidman, 2003 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 53 moves, 0-1

211-point difference
Ehlvest vs V Bhat, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 0-1

211-point difference
Tiviakov vs Le Quang Liem, 2008 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 28 moves, 0-1

211-point difference
Caruana vs K Stupak, 2009 
(C16) French, Winawer, 60 moves, 0-1

211-point difference
Zhong Zhang vs Zhao Jun, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 61 moves, 0-1

210-point difference
F Vallejo Pons vs J Cori, 2011 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 58 moves, 0-1

209-point difference
Tiviakov vs M Agopov, 2000
(B33) Sicilian, 63 moves, 0-1

209-point difference
A Giri vs Holzke, 2012 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 0-1

208-point difference
Fressinet vs M Sebag, 2003 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 0-1

207-point difference
Li Chao vs Yu Ruiyuan, 2011 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

206-point difference
L Lenic vs P Shyam Nikil, 2012
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 65 moves, 0-1

204-point difference
B Avrukh vs V Grabliauskas, 2005 
(A10) English, 41 moves, 0-1

204-point difference
Svidler vs A Rychagov, 2007 
(C11) French, 51 moves, 0-1

202-point difference
Macieja vs A Pashikian, 2004 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

201-point difference
Karpov vs Zhao Xue, 2006 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 66 moves, 0-1

200-point difference
B Avrukh vs P Carlsson, 2006 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

200-point difference (Blitz)
Bacrot vs D B Gurevich, 2006
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 0-1

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