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Anand loses in 6 moves!!
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Spassky loses in 8
Spassky vs Rodgaisky, 1948 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 8 moves, 0-1

Euwe loses in 9
Wiersma vs Euwe, 1920 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Bareev loses in 11 (blitz, but still)
Bareev vs Nakamura, 2015 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Alekhine gets blitzed in 12
F J Perez Perez vs Alekhine, 1943 
(C28) Vienna Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Karpov loses in 12
L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

Spassky loses in 12, but could play on with 12...Kd8!
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Huebner loses in 12
C Gabriel vs Huebner, 2006 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 12 moves, 1-0

Nakamura smashed in 12
J Becerra Rivero vs Nakamura, 2009 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 12 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi loses in 13
Morozevich vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 13 moves, 1-0

Petrosian loses in 13
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1949 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

Shirov loses in 13 moves!
P K Wells vs Shirov, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Lasker humiliated in 14
H Caro vs Lasker, 1890 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi loses in 14
J Gallagher vs Korchnoi, 2006 
(C11) French, 14 moves, 1-0

Firouzja loses in 14 (rapid)
Nakamura vs Firouzja, 2020 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Carlsen loses in 15
Pelletier vs Carlsen, 2005 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

MVL loses in 16 (rapid)
Ding Liren vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2020 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 16 moves, 1-0

Euwe routed in 17
H Janssen vs Euwe, 1979 
(C45) Scotch Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Caruana loses in 17
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2012 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Nepomniachtchi loses in 17 (rapid)
Aronian vs Nepomniachtchi, 2017
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Deep Blue crushes Kasparov in 19
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

Karpov, soon to be World Champion, loses to Korchnoi in 19
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

Topalov loses in 19
D Donchev vs Topalov, 1989 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 19 moves, 1-0

Fischer loses in 20 to Euwe
Euwe vs Fischer, 1957 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Kramnik, as White, loses embarrassingly to Topalov in 20
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 20 moves, 0-1

Capa loses to Marshall in 25
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

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