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Wonder Kids ('Wunderkinds') To Conquer the World
Compiled by syracrophy
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Old times, old rivalry.
Ding Liren vs W So, 2004 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Game #550 of Chernev's "1000 Best Short Games"
E Pritchard vs H Saunders, 1936 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

An exhibition of the stamina of 13-year old Brazilian champ.
Mecking vs L T Da Silva, 1965 
(A61) Benoni, 51 moves, 1-0

Chinese "Wonder Kid's" Immortal.
Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Mecking vs A C Rocha, 1969 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

14-year-old Smyslov's finesse of tourn. he whitewashed (+11-0)
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Awonder Liang, aged 9, became the youngest to beat a GM.
A Liang vs Kaufman, 2012  
(C45) Scotch Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Mequinho's hidden dragon of a1 cracked the board in two.
Mecking vs J de Souza Mendes, 1966 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 42 moves, 1-0

14-year old Mequinho beats veteran and World Junior exChamp
Mecking vs Panno, 1966 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 51 moves, 1-0

RRvRBN imbalance proves too much for veteran Korchnoi
Mecking vs Korchnoi, 1967 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 45 moves, 1-0

Balashov vs Mecking, 1966 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 56 moves, 0-1

The boy who would be King (ten years later)
Kholmov vs Tal, 1949 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

R Praggnanandhaa vs D Howell, 2017 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 64 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Averbakh, 1974 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

One of world's youngest IMs beats 2016 Asian Champion
S P Sethuraman vs N Abdusattorov, 2017 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 88 moves, 0-1

D Barua vs Korchnoi, 1982 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

R Praggnanandhaa vs J van Foreest, 2017
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 44 moves, 1-0

R Praggnanandhaa vs A Liang, 2017 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 79 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

15-year old FM knocks down defending World Blitz Champ
Karjakin vs A Esipenko, 2017 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 29 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Caruana vs Wojtkiewicz, 2002 
(B27) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

A Bachmann vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2016 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Bisguier, 1957 
(C16) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

R Rapport vs V Keymer, 2018 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 0-1

Miles vs Short, 1979 
(C01) French, Exchange, 46 moves, 0-1

Possibly, the highest performance at a youngest age by a human
Janowski vs Reshevsky, 1922 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 65 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1944 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wei Yi vs Shirov, 2013 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 58 moves, 1-0

V Keymer vs Gelfand, 2018 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

R Praggnanandhaa vs Eljanov, 2018 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 64 moves, 1-0

M D Zlotnikov vs Waitzkin, 1998 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

T Gelashvili vs A Liang, 2017 
(B20) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

A Firouzja vs M Bluebaum, 2017 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

A Firouzja vs A Giri, 2020 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

Aydin Suleymanli vs Smirin, 2020 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 33 moves, 1-0

Aydin Suleymanli vs A Indjic, 2020 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

A Esipenko vs P Maghsoodloo, 2018 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

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