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Unbelievable Moves! (er, unbelievably bad ones)
Compiled by 1. h4

Horrible moves by GM's that make us patzers feel better. :)

more fail still under construction...

59...Rg3?? Okay, to be fair, it was blindfold...
Piket vs Anand, 1998 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 60 moves, 1-0

29...Qd1??? This was blindfold also, but it's still hilarious!
Polgar vs Karpov, 1993 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 32 moves, 1-0

121.Re6??? What the... (this was not blindfold)
Short vs Krasenkow, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 122 moves, 0-1

8...Qxd4?? Heh. *no comment*
S Noorda vs Timman, 1964 
(C02) French, Advance, 9 moves, 1-0

5...Be7?? Did Alapin forget to look at the board?
Tarrasch vs Alapin, 1889 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

35...Ba7??? Who cares about mate-in-one? Not me!
Karpov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

100...Kg5??? *facepalm*
P H Nielsen vs Karjakin, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 101 moves, 1-0

23. b3??? Another *facepalm*
Schlechter vs Pillsbury, 1902 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

45...Qf3+??? The chess equivalent of suicide.
L Bruzon Batista vs Krasenkow, 2005 
(B40) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1-0

24...Nd3?? Where'd that rook come from?
Portisch vs Spassky, 2007 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 25 moves, 1-0

7...Qg5??? Activity! Well, er...until you lose your queen.
A Gautam vs J Worell, 2004 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

8...Qc7??? Retreat...and die.
M Mankinen vs J Gronemann, 1999 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

65. e5??? Whoever said "passed pawns must be pushed", DARN YOU!
Carlsen vs M Gagunashvili, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 65 moves, 0-1

40.Qxg6+??? Mate! Oops, no mate. Arghhh!!!!!!!!!!
Reshevsky vs Savon, 1973 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 40 moves, 0-1

34...Qc2?? and 35. Rd7?? Double-blunder! Hanging queen escapes!
J Emma vs Stein, 1966 
(B50) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

69.Kf4??? Mate me in one! Please!
Beliavsky vs L E Johannessen, 2002 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 69 moves, 0-1

58.Ke6??? Another "find the worst move..."
Short vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

27...Rxa2?? Yes, Mr. Steinitz, the White Queen covers a1...
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1889 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 58 moves, 1-0

33.Qxb5?? Probably lost anyways, but this isn't necessary!
A Coletes vs D Trujillo Delgado, 2003 
(C46) Three Knights, 33 moves, 0-1

29.Qb3?? Kamsky avoids a Queen trade. And loses a Knight.
Kamsky vs Shirov, 2007 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

13.Rxf7?? Blindfold Blunder #3...anyone see a pattern? :)
Karpov vs Sadler, 1998 
(A06) Reti Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

35.Rxf6??? and 35...Rxf6?? Another Double-Blunder! Hanging MATE
Z Gofshtein vs M Gurevich, 2001 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

30.Nd2??? Kramnik misses mate-in-2!
Kramnik vs Ehlvest, 1995 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

14...Qd7?? Loses a clear rook--maybe it was touchmove?
M Bednarska-Bzdega vs K Novacek, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 15 moves, 1-0

38...Bc5?? Time pressure fail--but nonetheless still a fail!
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2010 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 40 moves, 1-0

8.Rc1??? Another missed mate-in-one!
T Grassel vs Rust, 1974 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

39...Rd6?? Classic blunder, missing a simple fork.
Dreev vs M Paragua, 2005 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1-0

39.Qh5+?? and 39...Kg7?? Another sad blind double-blunder...
A Boik vs J MacDonald, 2004 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

28.c5?? Drops a rook, but White still ends up winning. :o
Seirawan vs P Biyiasas, 1981 
(A48) King's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

25...Bc5??? allows mate-in-2, but 26.Bd4?? lets White escape.
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1912  
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 50 moves, 1-0

23...Ba5?? A fresh order of fail, brought to you by a Champion!
Lasker vs Euwe, 1936  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

21.Bd2?? Sammy flat-out hangs a bishop.
Reshevsky vs Smyslov, 1991 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 21 moves, 0-1

35.Qf7?? Can you believe Fischer had trouble beating this guy?!
Geller vs Suetin, 1950 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 35 moves, 0-1

23.Qxd5?? Well, heh-heh,
Alekhine vs Ecole Polytechnique Paris, 1925 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

34...g5?? I don't know what to say here.
A Zapata vs Kotronias, 1990 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

49.Rf1+?? Patzer see check, patzer...uh, never mind.
K Urban vs Naiditsch, 2007 
(A15) English, 50 moves, 1-0

31...Ra8?? Moving a rook to an open file isn't always good!
Khismatullin vs V Popov, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

36...Qf6?? Apparently Black's King didn't like his wife.
D Reinderman vs C S Matamoros Franco, 2008 
(C25) Vienna, 37 moves, 1-0

36.Nb2?? A master simply hangs a piece...sigh.
I Zenyuk vs T Abrahamyan, 2010 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 0-1

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