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Wednesday Puzzles, 2018-2020
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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Medium 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 August 1 to August 22 were repeats of puzzles beginning Sunday, June 10. 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.

21...? (January 3, 2018)
S Schneider vs T Beerdsen, 2016 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

28.? (January 10, 2018)
B Kostic vs D Avirovic, 1945 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

23...? (January 17. 2018)
E Blomqvist vs E Romanov, 2016 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 0-1

31....? (January 24, 2018)
Vogt vs G Kuzmin, 1971 
(B89) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

39.? (January 31, 2018)
A Sokolov vs Naiditsch, 2015 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

14...? (Febuary 7, 2018)
K Grigorian vs Dzindzichashvili, 1969 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 14 moves, 0-1

45. (February 14, 2018)
Larsen vs Joel Benjamin, 1987 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 46 moves, 1-0

47.? (February 21, 2018)
R Costigan vs L Day, 1987 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

19 ? (February 28, 2018)
Ftacnik vs Gotti, 1987 
(A80) Dutch, 21 moves, 1-0

38.? (March 7, 2018)
Sasikiran vs S D Swapnil, 2017 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

11.? (March 14, 2018)
Xiao Zhang vs Hanxue Gao, 2017 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 18 moves, 1-0

34.? (March 21, 2018)
Karjakin vs D Frolyanov, 2013 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

14 ...? (March 28, 2018)
F Frenkel vs C Lakdawala, 1987 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

32.? (Apri. 4. 2018)
Navara vs A Pashikian, 2016 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 43 moves, 1-0

20.? (April 11, 2018)
W So vs M Mahjoob, 2007 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

30.? (April 18, 2018)
Svidler vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 31 moves, 1-0

33.? (April 25, 2018)
P Tregubov vs Efimenko, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

24.? (May 2, 2018)
Reti vs Breyer, 1913 
(C13) French, 30 moves, 1-0

31. .? (May 9, 2018)
C Bleis vs K Haznedaroglu, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

31.? (May 16, 2018)
K Rathnakaran vs K Arjun, 2017 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

31.? (May 23, 2018)
I Bulmaga vs J Rojas Solano, 2008 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

25.? (May 30, 2018)
A Heimann vs B Stillger, 2017 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

40.? (June 6, 2018)
B Adhiban vs D Andreikin, 2017 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

33.? (June 13, 2018)
A A Marguerite vs M Siban, 2008 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 1-0

15.? (June 20, 2018)
Topalov vs T Paehtz Sr, 2017 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

18...? (June 27, 2018)
P Delekta vs Geller, 1992 
(C28) Vienna Game, 18 moves, 0-1

34....July 4, 2018)
D Morozov vs I Makoveev, 2014 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 0-1

40.? (July 11, 2018)
J Cox vs D Guthrie, 2016 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 41 moves, 1-0

25.? (July 18, 2018)
Fedorov vs N Neelakantan, 1999 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 27 moves, 1-0

29...? (July 25, 2018)
R Buhmann vs Vitiugov, 2017 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

36.? (August 29, 2018)
V Rozic vs M Velcheva, 2008 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

29...? (September 5. 2018)
O Adu vs A Kim, 2008 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

28...? (September 12, 2018)
W So vs Carlsen, 2016 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 28 moves, 0-1

33 ...? (September 19, 2018)
Lubensky vs Geller, 1949 
(E70) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

35.? (Spetember 26, 2018)
S Lukey vs S Celis, 2008 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

24.? (October 10, 2018)
R Altshul vs Rudolf Mueller, 2008 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

37...? (October 17, 2018)
V Kulakov vs D Ludwig, 2008 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

26 ...? (October 24. 2018)
K Emmrich vs B Moritz, 1922 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

33.? (October 31, 2018)
V Gashimov vs J N Riff, 2008 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

39.? (November 7, 2018)
Kramnik vs Adams, 2017 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 41 moves, 1-0

26 ...? (November 14, 2018)
D Perrett vs I Efimov, 2008 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

24.? (November 21, 2917)
A Stukopin vs B Hasenohr, 2008 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

19.? (November 28, 2018)
L B Hansen vs G Vescovi, 1995 
(A43) Old Benoni, 19 moves, 1-0

31.? ( December 5, 2018)
Beliavsky vs R Roskar, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

32 ? (December 12, 2018)
Berliner vs S E Almgren, 1946 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

37...? (December 19, 2018)
J Rudd vs E Dearing, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

24.? (December 26, 2018)
V Plotkin vs V Drkulec, 2008 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

34...? (January 2, 2019)
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

23.? (January 9, 2019)
V Iotov vs Chris Millar, 2008 
(A84) Dutch, 24 moves, 1-0

26 ...? (January 16, 2019, Feb-05-20)
K Petzold vs A Dreev, 2008 
(A13) English, 27 moves, 0-1

33...? (January 23, 2019)
R Kempter vs Ulf Andersson, 2008 
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

27...? (January 30, 2019)
Ribli vs Adorjan, 1983 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

27...? (February 6, 2019)
A Gulbrandsen vs O'Kelly, 1937 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

26.? (February 13, 2019)
Granda Zuniga vs J A Rubinetti, 1987 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 28 moves, 1-0

37.? (February 20, 2019)
S Grover vs A Mellema, 2008 
(C10) French, 38 moves, 1-0

54...? (February 27, 2019)
Kasparov vs N R McDonald, 1986 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

24...? (March 6, 2019)
A Moiseenko vs Yusupov, 2010 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

37...? (March 13, 2019)
Stepovaia-Dianchenko vs N Kosintseva, 2009 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 38 moves, 0-1

29 ...? (March 20, 2019)
M Socko vs E Paehtz, 2009 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 0-1

18? (March 27, 2019)
K Varberg vs N G Larsen, 2009 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

34 ? ((April 3, 2019)
Yu Yangyi vs Wen Yang, 2017 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

34.? (April 10, 2019)
Bologan vs Rozentalis, 1998 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

31.? (April 17, 2019)
T Malhotra vs T C O'Neill, 2009 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

29...? (April 24, 2019)
Joao Nuno Baptista Valente vs M Percivaldi, 2017 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

36 ...? (May 1, 2019)
Z Gofshtein vs Salov, 1979 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 40 moves, 0-1

24 : (May 8, 2019)
A S Uriel vs J Martin Duque, 2017 
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

16.? (May 15, 2019)
Ivanchuk vs Yifan Hou, 2017 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

13.? (May 22, 2019)
L Bachmann vs Fiechtl, 1887 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 1-0

35.? (May 29, 2019)
L Day vs D Bailey, 1983 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 37 moves, 1-0

27.? (June 5, 2019)
J Bentley vs S Tavares, 2018 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

19.? (June 12, 2019)
T Beerdsen vs Nijboer, 2018 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

28.? (June 19, 2019)
Chandler vs A Fernandes, 2001 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 1-0

33.? (June 26, 2019)
R Edouard vs D Larino Nieto, 2018 
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

31.? (July 3, 2019)
M Al Sayed vs V Korchmar, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

23...? (July 10, 2019)
R Janssen vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

19....? (July 17, 2019)
J Garnelis vs S Brunello, 2009 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

21.? (July 24. 2-10)
Khalifman vs Seirawan, 1991  
(B15) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

35.? (July 31, 2019)
Petrosian vs Ivkov, 1979 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

16.? (August 7, 2019)
M Antipov vs Y Schwartz, 2018 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

45...? (August 14, 2019)
Shabalov vs J Aagaard, 1999 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 46 moves, 0-1

36.? (August 21, 2019)
Robson vs I Stavrianakis, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

26...? (August 28, 2019)
McShane vs I Efimov, 2009 
(B20) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

29.? (September 4, 2019)
M Kobalia vs Smagin, 1999 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 30 moves, 1-0

26.? (September 11, 2019)
Hromadka vs Tarrasch, 1922 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 27 moves, 1-0

23.? (September 18, 2019)
Kiril D Georgiev vs Shirov, 1992 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 23 moves, 1-0

32.? (September 25, 2019)
Euwe vs Udo Cawi, 1950 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 1-0

27.? (October 2, 2019)
H Melkumyan vs A Donchenko, 2014 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 40 moves, 1-0

22...? (October 9, 2019)
F Vallejo Pons vs N Huschenbeth, 2010 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 102 moves, 0-1

19...? (October 16, 2019)
J Cori vs N Huschenbeth, 2012 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 63 moves, 0-1

24.? (October 23, 2019)
N Huschenbeth vs J Gustafsson, 2011 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

29....? (October 30, 2019)
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

13.? (November 6, 2019)
Suba vs I Madl, 1987 
(A04) Reti Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

35.? (November 13, 2019)
Short vs Sosonko, 1987 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 38 moves, 1-0

34.? (November 20, 2019)
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

23.? (November 27, 2019)
C Kottnauer vs Kotov, 1946 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 28 moves, 1-0

18...? (December 4, 2019)
Saemisch vs A Medina Garcia, 1943  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

27.? (December 11, 2019)
Duras vs P P Saburov, 1906 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

34...? (Deember 18, 2019)
S Rosselli del Turco vs K Treybal, 1928 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 0-1

25. ..? (December 25, 2019)
Gavrikov vs A Vitolinsh, 1982 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 0-1

40. ? (January 1, 2020)
Flohr vs I Koenig, 1929 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

21...? (January 8, 2020)
Rellstab vs Najdorf, 1950 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 25 moves, 0-1

45...? (January 15, 2020)
A Rychagov vs A Timofeev, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 56 moves, 0-1

39.? (January 22, 2020)
R Mamedov vs D Shengelia, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 1-0

41. ? (January 29, 2020)
Harikrishna vs B Adhiban, 2017 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1-0

39.? (February 12, 2020)
D Foord vs E Kirk, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

36.? (Fbruary 19, 2020)
I A Nataf vs L Roos, 2001 
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

17.? (February 26, 2020)
Geller vs J Vatnikov, 1950 
(B89) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

30...? (March 4, 2020)
J Mieses vs Von Scheve, 1887 
(C26) Vienna, 32 moves, 0-1

31...? (March 11, 2020)
Von Bardeleben vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

25.? (March 18, 2020)
E Torre vs Vogt, 1980 
(A48) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

31.? (March 25, 2020)
Razuvaev vs Lputian, 1979 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 35 moves, 1-0

15...? (AApril 1), 2020
M Defosse vs Frank, 1977 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 14 moves, 0-1

21.? (April 8, 2020)
P Carlsson vs J B Campos-Moreno, 2006 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

33 ...? (April 15, 2020)
Seidman vs J Sherwin, 1954 
(B56) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

19.? (April 22, 2020)
Tal vs I Nei, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 21 moves, 1-0

29.? (April 29, 2020)
A Zaitsev vs Furman, 1967 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 34 moves, 1-0

31....? (May 6, 2020)
L Espig vs L Zinn, 1968 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 37 moves, 0-1

32.? (May 13, 2020)
Iskusnyh vs A Moskalenko, 2018 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

29...? (May 20, 2020)
Tiviakov vs Shirov, 1992 
(B33) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

47...? (May 27, 2020)
T Gelashvili vs M Mchedlishvili, 2002 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

53.? (June 3, 2020)
Van Wely vs G Guseinov, 2007 
(E91) King's Indian, 55 moves, 1-0

64 ? (June 10, 2020)
Suba vs S Kindermann, 1984 
(A25) English, 65 moves, 1-0

27...? (June 17, 2020)
C Crouch vs J Ambroz, 1991 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 0-1

31...? (June 24, 2020)
S Krasnov vs Murey, 1966 
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

43.? (July 1, 2020)
Stahlberg vs T Salo, 1956 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

17 ? (July 8, 2020)
L McLaren vs A Ismail, 2017 
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 1-0

31.? (July 15, 2020)
H Westerinen vs Savon, 1975 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

21...? (July 22, 2020)
M Stean vs Sax, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 21 moves, 0-1

26...? (July 29, 2020)
A Timofeev vs D Khismatullin, 2018 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

47.? (August 5, 2020)
Naiditsch vs Ponomariov, 2014 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 49 moves, 1-0

34.? (August 12, 2020)
McShane vs D Howell, 2017 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 37 moves, 1-0

33.? (August 19, 2020)
Reti vs Fahrni, 1914 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

28.? (August 26, 2020)
D Anton Guijarro vs M L Acosta, 2013 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

30.? (September 2, 2020)
S Azarov vs Nisipeanu, 2011 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

38.? (September 9, 2020)
Ljubojevic vs A Planinc, 1970 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 40 moves, 1-0

15.? (September 16, 2020)
A Z Kapengut vs Antoshin, 1965 
(C56) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

25.? September 23, 2020)
F Baenziger vs M Sasith Nipun Piyumantha, 2018 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

24...? (September 30, 2020)
Zhang Xiaowen vs Yu Ruiyuan, 2009 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

41.? (October 7, 2020)
Rongguang Ye vs Adianto, 1990 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

27...? (October 14, 2020)
Volha Malatsilava vs E Diakonova, 2018 
(B27) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

44.? (October 21, 2020)
A Maltsevskaya vs Margarita Potapova, 2018 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

36.? (October 28, 2020)
N Gaprindashvili vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1973 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 46 moves, 0-1

33.? (November 4, 2020)
J H Donner vs H Ree, 1971 
(A36) English, 34 moves, 1-0

33....? (November 11, 2020)
Lutikov vs A Malevinsky, 1977 
(A06) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

28.? (November 18, 2020)
Bareev vs Kupreichik, 1990 
(E73) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

47.? (November 25, 2020)
B Adhiban vs S Minero Pineda, 2016 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

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