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"ChessGames" >Problem of The Day< (2010)
Compiled by LIFE Master AJ
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I decided it would be nice if someone kept track of the daily problems here at this web site. (I think I am going to try to offer a tidbit of analysis for each POTD. If not, there is ALWAYS good analysis here!!!!! ---> I.e., read the kibitzes.) I am also keeping a ChessBase DB of all the games. When possible, I use CB as the source, as I think their DB is (a bit) more accurate.

Aug. 7th, 2009: Since this is going to be a record of the daily problems, I decided to make a change to the format. Instead of (trying to) think(ing) up a title for each game, I will simply record the date and which side it was to move. This will keep readers from scrolling through a lot of entries and trying to read all the kibitzes to find out this important information.

Starting the week on Monday, the problems tend to be very easy. However, they get increasingly harder, until by Friday-through-Sunday, they are so difficult that they could challenge a Master's abilities. So ....... ENJOY!!!

New note: (08/19/09) "(sp)" at the end of a game is a "spoiler," the CG staff does have a sense of humor, and inserts these from time to time. (Accidents can also happen.)

Note #01.) Friday; September 18th, 2009. I have already received several e-mails about this collection. Most have simply thanked me, although one harshly criticized it, and stated that I was circumventing the rules of the server. (Not true! See chessgames.com chessforum for more details.)

Note # 02.) Friday; September 18th, 2009. One user had several suggestions on the topic of making this collection better. Just one problem with all of his ideas! I have maxed out the number of characters that I use at the beginning, making a longer introduction or adding more information simply isn't possible!

Black to play. (27 ... "?") [Friday; Jan. 01, 2010]
B Kreiman vs Kaidanov, 1994 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black to play, (24 ... '?"). [Saturday; Jan. 02, 2010]
Dolmatov vs Browne, 1990 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

White to play, (19. "?"). [Sunday; Jan 3rd, 2010]
Miles vs Z Mestrovic, 1990 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

White to play, (7. "?"). [Monday; January 04, 2010.]
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

White to play, (move # 8. "?"). [Tuesday; Jan. 05, 2010.]
Falkbeer vs NN, 1847 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Black to play, (36 ... "?"). [Wednesday; January 6th, 2010.]
E Tate vs S Sulskis, 2001 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

White to play, (24. '?'). [Thursday; January 7th, 2010.]
C Lutz vs J Balcerak, 2000 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 26 moves, 1-0

White to play, (7. '?'). [Friday; January 8th, 2010.]
Krogius vs N Aratovsky, 1945 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

White to play, (39. '?'). [Saturday; January 9th, 2010.]
Nunn vs H Pfleger, 1989 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

White to play, (12. '?'). [Sunday; January 10th, 2010.]
Huzman vs Khmelnitsky, 1989 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Black to play, (37 ... '?'). [Monday; January 11th, 2010.]
E Eliskases vs T Borges, 1946 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 38 moves, 0-1

White to play, (23. '?'). [Tuesday; January 12th, 2010.]
Motylev vs B Ivanovic, 2000 
(B56) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Black to play, (16 ... '?'). [Wednesday; January 13th, 2010.]
U Kavcic vs Pavasovic, 1998 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 0-1

Black to play, (28 ... '?'). [Thursday; January 14th, 2010.]
R Martin del Campo vs Hjartarson, 1990 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

White to play, (30. '?'). [Friday; January 15th, 2010.]
G Kuzmin vs B V Alterman, 1989 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

White to play, (16. '?'). [Saturday; January 16th, 2010.]
Gipslis vs Hracek, 1991 
(B56) Sicilian, 55 moves, 1-0

White to move, (16. '?'). [Sunday; January 17th, 2010.]
Portisch vs de Firmian, 1990 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

White to play, (29. '?'). [Monday; January 18th, 2010.]
H H Cole vs A W W Tulip, 1946 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

White to play, (9. '?'). [Tuesday; January 19th, 2010.]
A Greenfeld vs J Redmond, 2008 
(A04) Reti Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

White to play, (27. '?'). [Wednesday; January 20th, 2010.]
Nakamura vs P Hanko, 2001 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

White to play, (24, '?'). [Thursday; January 21st, 2010.]
Tiviakov vs T Roussel-Roozmon, 2009 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

White to play, (31. '?'). [Friday; January 22nd, 2010.]
Stahlberg vs Najdorf, 1947 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 1-0

White to play, (30. '?'). [Saturday; January 23rd, 2010.]
Krasenkow vs Miroslav Markovic, 1990 
(E97) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

White to play, (25. '?'). [Sunday; January 24th, 2010.]
Short vs Ljubojevic, 1991 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

White to play, (51. '?'). [Monday; January 25th, 2010.]
Wade vs R Sanguineti, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1-0

Black to play, (23... '?'). [Tuesday; January 26th, 2010.]
A Farahat vs A Surjadnji, 2001 
(B44) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

White to play, (34. '?'). [Wednesday; January 27th, 2010.]
Kasimdzhanov vs H Hofstra, 2004 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Black to play, (22 ... '?'). [Thursday; January 28th, 2010.]
N Kosolapov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C46) Three Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

White to play, (23. '?'). [Friday; January 29th, 2010.]
Gelfand vs Svidler, 1996 
(E73) King's Indian, 24 moves, 1-0

White to play, (34. '?'). [Saturday; January 30th, 2010.]
Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

Black to play, (17... '?'). [Sunday; January 31st, 2010.]
Kengis vs R Djurhuus, 1991 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

White to play, (20. '?'). [Monday; February 1st, 2010.]
Tal vs Koblents, 1965 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 22 moves, 1-0

White to play, (35. '?'). [Tuesday; February 2nd, 2010.]
L Dominguez vs Morozevich, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Black to play, (20... '?'). [Wednesday; February 3rd, 2010.]
D King vs J Hall, 1998 
(C16) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

White to play, (68. '?'). [Thursday; February 4th, 2010.]
K Aseev vs D de Vreugt, 2001 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 78 moves, 1-0

Black to play, (49... '?'). [Friday; February 5th, 2010.]
Fine vs Keres, 1938 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

White to play, (15. '?'). [Saturday; February 6th, 2010.]
P Cramling vs S Kindermann, 1991 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Black to play, (30... '?'). [Sunday; February 7th, 2010.]
J Sloth vs W Watson, 1991 
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

White to play, (24. '?'). [Monday; February 8th, 2010.]
D Andreikin vs Bezgodov, 2010 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 24 moves, 1-0

Black to move, (31... '?'). [Tuesday; February 9th, 2010.]
D Bojkov vs A Bennett, 2009 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 32 moves, 0-1

Black to play, (20... '?'). [Wednesday; February 10th, 2010.]
B Garfinkel vs F M Wren, 1933 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Black to play, (20... '?'). [Thursday; February 11th, 2010.]
J Jirka vs Tkachiev, 2009 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 23 moves, 0-1

White to play, (12. '?'). [Friday; February 12th, 2010.]
Shirov vs L Dominguez, 2010 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

White to play, (29. '?'). [Saturday; February 13th, 2010.]
K V Shantharam vs Kaidanov, 1991 
(A13) English, 55 moves, 0-1

White to play, (18. '?'). [Sunday; February 14th, 2010.]
Z Gofshtein vs M D Tseitlin, 1991 
(A48) King's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Black to play, (48 ... '?'). [Monday; February 15th, 2010.]
D G Fridman vs Lenderman, 2010 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Black to play, (43 ... '?'). [Tuesday; February 16th, 2010.]
R Mateo vs C Cuartas Bedoya, 1984 
(A53) Old Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

White to play, (60. '?'). [Wednesday; February 17th, 2010.]
Larsen vs Miles, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

White to play, (20. '?'). [Thursday; February 18th, 2010.]
S Zhigalko vs D Obolenskikh, 2010 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 1-0

White to play, (36. '?'). [Friday; February 19th, 2010.]
Robson vs I Stavrianakis, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

White to play, (81. '?'). [Saturday; February 20th, 2010.]
Tseshkovsky vs Alburt, 1976  
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 99 moves, 1/2-1/2

White to play, (16. '?'). [Sunday; February 21st, 2010.]
Svidler vs C Holst, 1991 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 21 moves, 1-0

White to play, (56. '?'). [Monday; February 22nd, 2010.]
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 2010 
(E92) King's Indian, 56 moves, 1-0

Black to play, (32 ... '?'). [Tuesday; February 23rd, 2010.]
S Horrocks vs G Mancini, 2010 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 34 moves, 0-1

Black to play, (23... '?'). [Wednesday; February 24th, 2010.]
R Fuchs vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(B83) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Black to play, (59... '?'). [Thursday; February 25th, 2010.]
R G Hegde vs Palatnik, 1988 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 59 moves, 1-0

White to play, (37. '?'). [Friday; February 26th, 2010.]
P F Johner vs Bogoljubov, 1928 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 0-1

Black to play, (44 ... '?'). [Saturday; February 27th, 2010.]
Glek vs Hector, 1995 
(C46) Three Knights, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black to play, (36 ... '?'). [Sunday; Feb. 28th, 2010.] "(sp)"
W Watson vs D Ciric, 1991 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 0-1

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