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Monday Puzzles, 2018-2021
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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Very Easy

See Game Collection: Game of the Day & Puzzle of the Day Collections for complete lists of my Game of the Day and Puzzle of the Day collections.

NOTE

Puzzles beginning July 30 to August 20 were repeats of puzzles beginning Friday, June 8. Since they did not fit the usual pattern of this day's puzzles, they do n ot appear in this collection.. For a list of these, see Game Collection: Puzzle of the Day 2018.

51....? (January 1, 2018)
McShane vs Anand, 2017 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

31...? (January 8, 2018)
L Cooper vs I Ivanov, 1987 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

33.? (January 15, 2018)
J Trapl vs Jansa, 1987 
(D90) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

29.? (January 22, 2018)
Taimanov vs M Beilin, 1955 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

35.? (January 29, 2018)
Ivanchuk vs Legky, 1987 
(A81) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

37.? (February 5, 2018)
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

30.? (February 12, 2018)
Blackburne vs NN, 1898 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

20...? (February 19. 2018)
B Jeran vs D Cawdery, 2017 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

44.? (February 26, 2018)
K Zakoscielna vs K Bulski, 2008 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 1-0

37...? (March 5, 2018)
L H Deelman vs A Bleijkmans, 1887 
(A80) Dutch, 36 moves, 0-1

29.? (March 12, 2018)
Carlsen vs K Holm, 2018 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

26.? (March 19, 2018)
Grischuk vs Ponomariov, 2000 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

38.? (March 26, 2018)
S Sjugirov vs A Kveinys, 2017 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 82 moves, 1-0

23.? (April 2, 2018)
J Littlewood vs G Abrahams, 1962 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

37 ? (April 9, 2018)
O Ladva vs B Assaubayeva, 2017 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 38 moves, 1-0

45.? (April 16,2018)
D Sadzikowski vs A Mista, 2017 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

29...? (April 23, 2018)
T Goutali vs L Pan Zhang, 2008 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

32. ..? (April 30, 2018)
R Vidruska vs O Badelka, 2017 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

29.? (May7, 2018)
S Maroroa vs J Wilson, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

31.? (May 14, 2018)
F Beltz vs A Guerrero Rodriguez, 2008 
(B40) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

38...? (May 21, 2018)
S Maroroa vs A Diamant, 2018 
(B30) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

22.? (May 28, 2018)
M Elgohary vs K Elfelo, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

36.? (June 4, 2018)
N Lopes vs U O'Boyle, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

35...? (June 11, 2018)
S Petrenko vs Chiburdanidze, 2008 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

32.? (June 18, 2018)
V Laznicka vs Movsesian, 2007 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

24...? (June 25, 2018)
S Platzack vs J van Baarle, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

32...? (July 2, 2018)
N Arora vs B Samhouri, 2008 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 32 moves, 0-1

43.? (July 9, 2018)
Hector vs A Gupta, 2016 
(C11) French, 43 moves, 1-0

26.? (July 16, 2108, November 19, 2018)
Naiditsch vs C Jeitz, 2016 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

31. ? (July 23, 2018)
L de La Fuente vs A Nesterov, 2017 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

23....? (August 27, 2018)
J Polgar vs Macieja, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

28...? (September 3, 2018)
Chandler vs Y Gruenfeld, 1979 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 0-1

32.? (September 17, 2018)
Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

64 ? (September 24, 2018)
Radjabov vs Morozevich, 2008 
(A48) King's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

23.? (October 8, 2018; November 12, 2018)
A Karayev vs A J Datu, 2008 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

29....? (October 29, 2018)
Pier Paolo Pedrini vs D J Ledger, 2008 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

26 ? (Novemer 5), 2018
L Dominguez vs Aronian, 2016 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

37...? (November 26, 2018)
J Carstensen vs Shkelqim Cela, 2008 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

23....? (December 3, 2018)
R Martyn vs Wei Ming Kevin Goh, 2008 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 24 moves, 0-1

29.? ( December 10, 2018)
Tal vs Segal, 1952 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

47.? (December 17, 2018)
Kasparov vs A Haik, 1988 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 49 moves, 1-0

54...? (December 24 2018)
A Planinc vs K Hulak, 1977 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 55 moves, 0-1

35.? (December 31, 2018)
Koneru vs N Resika, 2001 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

34...? (January 7, 2019)
H Brechin vs A Druckenthaner, 2009 
(A80) Dutch, 34 moves, 0-1

40.? (January 14, 2019; February 3, 2020)
G O'Toole vs R Haria, 2009 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

44.(January 21, 2019)
A Escobar Forero vs F La Rota, 2008 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 1-0

22...? (January 28, 2019)
Seirawan vs Lobron, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 0-1

26...? (Feb-04-19; May-27-19; Jul-15, 19; Oct-21-19;jAN-20-20)
A Hahn vs A Pixton, 2003 
(A81) Dutch, 26 moves, 0-1

38.? (February 11, 2019)
Ganguly vs A Filippov, 2009 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

33.? (February 18, 2019)
Dautov vs M Schoene, 2009 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

31...? (February 25, 2019)
I Veinger vs Timoshchenko, 1998 
(B20) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

32.? (March 4, 2019)
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2009 
(A09) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

32...? (March 11., 2-10)
S Volkov vs Svidler, 2017 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

32.? (March 18, 2019)
V Gunina vs E Ovod, 2017 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 32 moves, 1-0

29.? March 25, 2019)
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1998 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 29 moves, 1-0

29.? (April 1, 2019)
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

19...? (April 8, 2019)
Koneru vs C Waters, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

27...? (April 15, 2019)
Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 27 moves, 0-1

22...? (April 22, 2019)
Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

29.? (April 29, 2019))
Adorjan vs K Hulak, 1982 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 1-0

21...? (May 6, 2019)
T C Fox vs Timman, 1970 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 0-1

29.? (May 13, 2019)
Timman vs Short, 1990 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

18.? (May 20, 2019)
Serbe vs Wohlhaupt, 1985 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

17.? (June 3, 2019)
Euwe vs S B van Mindeno, 1927 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

24.? (June 10, 2019)
Sveshnikov vs Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

49...? (June 17, 2019; August 5, 2019)
A Hugaert vs B Gundavaa, 2009 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 50 moves, 0-1

57...? (June 24, 2019)
Yates vs Nimzowitsch, 1910 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 58 moves, 0-1

38.? (July 1, 2019)
T Beerdsen vs A Zatonskih, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

25 ...? (July 8, 2019)
A Franck vs Portisch, 1958 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

31.? (July 22, 2019)
Kotronias vs N Kalesis, 1994 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

20.? (July 29. 2019)
Benko vs I A Horowitz, 1968 
(A12) English with b3, 20 moves, 1-0

26.? (August 12, 2019)
Tiviakov vs T Roussel-Roozmon, 2009 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

36. ..? (August 19, 2019)
Tolush vs Keres, 1939 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

17 ? (August 26, 2019)
J Polgar vs P Chilingirova, 1988 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

13.? (September 2, 2019)
I A Horowitz vs NN, 1940 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

37...? (September 9, 2019)
I Denisov vs R Skomorokhin, 2009 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

34...? (September 16, 2019)
C Coppola vs B Macias Murillo, 2009 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 34 moves, 0-1

35.? (September 23, 2019)
Anand vs Van Wely, 1998 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 36 moves, 1-0

31.? (September 30, 2019)
D Freeman vs K McDonald, 2011 
(A80) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

24.? (October 7, 2019)
Tal vs P Mejic, 1974 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

33. (October 14, 2019)
Lombardy vs N Spiridonov, 1964 
(A10) English, 33 moves, 1-0

24.? (October 28, 2019)
Sznapik vs D Komljenovic, 1987 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

29...? (November 4, 2019)
P K Seuffert vs Blackburne, 1894 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 36 moves, 0-1

54.? (November 11, 2019)
E Torre vs Van der Wiel, 1987 
(A48) King's Indian, 55 moves, 1-0

23. (November 18, 2019)
Zhaoqin Peng vs A Caoili, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 1-0

15.? (November 25, 2019)
N Padevsky vs I Asmundsson, 1957 
(C18) French, Winawer, 16 moves, 1-0

25...? (December 2, 2019)
L Didier vs Marshall, 1900 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

36...? (December 9, 2019)
W Napier vs Teichmann, 1904 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 0-1

25.? (December 16, 2019)
Duras vs M Gladig, 1909 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1-0

29.? (December 23, 2019)
W Paulsen vs Anderssen, 1878 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

57.? (December 30m 2919)
Degraeve vs R Pogorelov, 1992 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 59 moves, 1-0

30.? (January 6, 2020)
Tal vs Benko, 1959 
(B27) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

32.? (January 13, 2020)
I Saric vs B Morchiashvili, 2010 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

55...? January 27, 2020)
B Adhiban vs Eljanov, 2017 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

37...? (February 10, 2020)
R Swinkels vs C Bauer, 2007 
(B27) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

22.? (February 17, 2020)
C McNab vs A Rittiphunyawong, 1984 
(A25) English, 23 moves, 1-0

7.? (Feruary 24, 2020)
Szabo vs B Sooky, 1946 
(B56) Sicilian, 7 moves, 1-0

40.? (March 2, 2020)
Z Sturua vs V N Kozlov, 1975 
(B83) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

13. ..? (March 9, 2020)
NN vs Teichmann, 1890 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

23.? (March 16, 2020)
Mecking vs A C Rocha, 1969 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

63.? (March 23, 2020)
Vasiukov vs Bronstein, 1961 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 64 moves, 1-0

31 ?(March 30, 2020)
Korchnoi vs Z Doda, 1955 
(A53) Old Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

26.? (April 6, 2020)
Ragozin vs Taimanov, 1945 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

31.? (April 13, 2020)
I Nei vs B Diesen, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

28.? (April 20, 2020)
A Kveinys vs Speelman, 2002 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

14.? (April 27, 2020)
G Janny vs L Steiner, 1922 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

9...? (May 4, 2020)
Schiffers vs G Janny, 1898 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

34.? (May 11, 2020)
Barsov vs P H Nielsen, 2002 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

18...? (May 18, 2020)
S Landau vs Reti, 1927 
(A28) English, 18 moves, 0-1

32...? (May 25, 2020)
Chibukhchian vs Z Izoria, 2001 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

32 ...? (June 1, 2020)
M Mrva vs Movsesian, 1998 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

27.? (June 8, 2020)
D Byrne vs W G Addison, 1969 
(A12) English with b3, 29 moves, 1-0

33...? June 15, 2020)
B Rabar vs E Paoli, 1953 
(E91) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

34....? (June 22, 2020)
E Pettersson vs Stahlberg, 1935 
(C13) French, 35 moves, 0-1

15...? (June 29, 2020)
R Kiuttu vs A Giri, 2005 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 16 moves, 0-1

14 ? (July 6, 2020; July 13, 2020)
Denker vs D MacMurray, 1932 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 15 moves, 1-0

26...? (July 20 2020)
V G Kirillov vs Furman, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

25.? (July 27, 2020)
K McDonald vs Blaine Newcomb, 2020 
(B27) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

39.? (August 3, 2020)
McShane vs Z Andriasian, 2017 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

29.? (August 10, 2020)
Estrin vs B Katalymov, 1969 
(B27) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

18...? (August 17, 2020)
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

24.? (August 24, 2020)
I A Zybin vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1902 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 25 moves, 1-0

18.? (August 31, 2020)
Kiril D Georgiev vs R C S Alvarez, 2018 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

48...? (September 7, 2020)
Feldman vs Korchnoi, 1953 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

31....? (September 14, 2020)
Adianto vs Yusupov, 1983 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

35.? (September 21, 2020)
D Gavrilescu vs Baard Dahl, 2019 
(A48) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

33...? (September 28, 2020)
T K Ozgur vs J M Miciano, 2018 
(A10) English, 33 moves, 0-1

32.? (October 5, 2020)
Ulf Andersson vs A Lahti, 1969 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

30...? (October 12, 2020)
Daniel Abbas vs E Inarkiev, 2017 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

25.? (October 19, 2020)
Zeng Chongsheng vs Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy, 2013 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

30...? (October 26, 2020)
M Oleksienko vs V Bernadskiy, 2017 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

34.? (November 2. 2020)
V Eingorn vs E Torre, 1987 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

33.? (November 9, 2020)
Gufeld vs Tal, 1959 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

39...? (November 16, 2020)
D Janaszak vs M Chigaev, 2017 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

25.? (November 23, 2020)
Serper vs Barsov, 1988 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

30.? (November 30, 2020)
S Martinovic vs V Biliskov, 2018 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

25.? (December 7, 2020)
H Bastian vs G Walter, 1997 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

19.? (December 14, 2020)
T Luther vs O Touzane, 1994 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

31.? (December 21, 2020)
R Kempinski vs R Slobodjan, 2010 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

15.? (December 28, 2020)
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

49...? (January 4, 2021)
S Sevian vs H Gabuzyan, 2019 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 50 moves, 0-1

20...? (January 11, 2021)
Suba vs Sax, 1993 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 20 moves, 0-1

28...? (January 18, 2021)
A Jerez Perez vs Romero Holmes, 2001 
(C15) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 0-1

28...? (January25, 2021)
P Benes vs Mokry, 1979 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 28 moves, 0-1

32.? (February 1, 2021)
K Burger vs C Lyon, 1952 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

24.? (February 8, 2021)
Keitlinghaus vs Miles, 1997 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 1-0

24.? (February 15, 2021)
J M Hodgson vs D Haessel, 1997 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

27...? (Monday, February 22)
Zilberman vs Sutovsky, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

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