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POTD Ruy Lopez 2
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as of game 7 (prior ones are for Jim's study)

for later
Kotsur vs Sveshnikov, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

understand why this works
Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1-0

Guico
Z Tsydypov vs M Matlakov, 2018 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 0-1

study the mating sequence
J Vetemaa vs Shabalov, 1986 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Interesting ending
Karjakin vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2018 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 38 moves, 1-0

Continual Tension
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

34.? (Wednesday, February 22)
Rybka vs Pandix, 2008 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

19.? (Friday, March 16)
Liberzon vs I Radulov, 1969 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

79.? (Friday, March 23)
Bogoljubov vs G A Thomas, 1922 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

42.? (Tuesday, April 10)
R S Hoff vs N Whitaker, 1916 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 43 moves, 1-0

24.? (Tuesday, May 8)
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

79...? (Tuesday, July 3)
Ziatdinov vs Mikhalevski, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 91 moves, 1/2-1/2

31.? (Monday, July 9)
Karpov vs Geller, 1983 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

33.? (Friday, July 27)
Geller vs Dorfman, 1976 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 39 moves, 1-0

42...? (Friday, August 3)
K Akshayraj vs Safin, 2005 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

28...? (Wednesday, August 8)
J Emms vs P K Wells, 1989 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

29.? (Tuesday, August 14)
Kupreichik vs Razuvaev, 1980 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

34...? (Saturday, September 8)
T Gvarjaladze vs V Vepkhvishvili, 1998 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 40 moves, 0-1

22...? (Wednesday, October 3)
Waitzkin vs B Kreiman, 1993 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 0-1

27.? (Sunday, October 28)
Ivanchuk vs I Sokolov, 1996 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 37 moves, 1-0

21.? (Friday, November 2)
M Steadman vs B Rider, 1995 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

20...? (Sunday, November 4)
Fedorowicz vs Y Lapshun, 1997 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 24 moves, 0-1

18.? (Friday, November 9)
Kupreichik vs K Gschwendtner, 1996 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

35.? (Monday, November 19)
J R Koch vs E Neiman, 1997 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

23.? (Monday, December 17)
J Finnegan vs R P Allen, 1948 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

40...? (Tuesday, January 8)
M J Turner vs Hector, 1998 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

30.? (Monday, February 4)
M Perez Candelario vs Saleh Salman, 2012 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

27.? (Saturday, March 2)
Naiditsch vs I Sokolov, 2012 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

31.? (Sunday, March 3)
Yu Yangyi vs Li Shilong, 2012 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 47 moves, 1-0

21.? (Sunday, March 31)
Stefansson vs J Norqvist, 1998 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

21.? (Wednesday, April 3)
Tseshkovsky vs V Inkiov, 1983 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

36.? (Tuesday, April 9)
Kasparov vs Mephisto, 1985 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 41 moves, 1-0

60...? (Sunday, May 5)
V Buenermann vs Mokry, 1998 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

23.? (Saturday, June 22)
Keres vs F Kuijpers, 1963 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 31 moves, 1-0

13.? (Monday, June 24)
T Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong, 2000 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 13 moves, 1-0

48.? (Monday, July 22)
Yi Ye Wang vs J C Schroeder, 2010 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

21.? (Friday, July 26)
Gheorghiu vs S Momo, 1962 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

22.? (Tuesday, October 1)
Y Zhou vs M Wood, 2008 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

17.? (Monday, October 14)
V Soultanbeieff vs NN, 1923 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

24.? (Saturday, October 26)
R Nezhmetdinov vs V Zagorovsky, 1963 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 1-0

50.? (Wednesday, October 30)
R Nezhmetdinov vs L Lengyel, 1963 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 51 moves, 1-0

25...? (Wednesday, November 6)
Duras vs Vidmar, 1907 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

21...? (Monday, November 11)
I Dai vs M Motycakova, 2012 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

38.? (Tuesday, November 12)
S Tatai vs G Mazzoni, 1963 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 39 moves, 1-0

25.? (Saturday, November 23)
K Richter vs Saemisch, 1933 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

19.? (Monday, November 25)
T Leviczky vs A Cseke, 2002 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

22.? (Tuesday, December 10)
A Brinckmann vs G Schories, 1933 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 23 moves, 1-0

23...? (Saturday, December 21)
Dus Chotimirsky vs Salwe, 1903 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 0-1

32.? (Thursday, January 23)
Ivkov vs L Lengyel, 1964 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 39 moves, 1-0

29...? (Wednesday, February 12)
J Moeller vs F Englund, 1903 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

22.? (Thursday, February 27)
Boleslavsky vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1957 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

22.? (Monday, March 17)
M Barroso Campos vs J M Quesada Vera, 2003 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 22 moves, 1-0

23.? (Thursday, March 20)
V Knorre vs G Neumann, 1864 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

30.? (Friday, March 21)
Tal vs B Dudley, 1964 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

22...? (Monday, March 24)
D G Baird vs Albin, 1894 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

44.? (Wednesday, March 26)
R Nezhmetdinov vs Krogius, 1965 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

40.? (Thursday, March 27)
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 57 moves, 1-0

37 ? (Saturday, March 29)
Harikrishna vs Efimenko, 2013 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

26.? (Wednesday, May 7)
G Marco vs A Hodges, 1904 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1-0

27...? (Thursday, July 10)
Caruana vs Adams, 2013 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

30.? (Monday, August 4)
G Mazzoni vs G Villarroel, 1964 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

27.? (Sunday, August 17)
Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

38.? (Friday, August 22)
Topalov vs Beliavsky, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

37.? (Tuesday, September 9)
Karjakin vs Shirov, 2010 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

41...? (Tuesday, September 16)
Hjartarson vs Beliavsky, 1988 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 42 moves, 0-1

44.? (Wednesday, September 24)
Beliavsky vs Tarjan, 1979 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 46 moves, 1-0

29.? (Saturday, September 27)
Timman vs Piket, 1995 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

19...? (Friday, October 10)
H Nagel vs A Lenz, 1994 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

41.? (Saturday, October 18)
Alexander V Ivanov vs L Christiansen, 1996 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

21....? (Sunday, October 26)
Shabalov vs Aronian, 2004 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 47 moves, 0-1

12...? (Monday, October 27)
NN vs V Grimm, 1864 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 13 moves, 0-1

54.? (Tuesday, November 18)
S Kun vs G Merenyi, 1997 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 56 moves, 1-0

35...? (Friday, November 28)
Y Kotkov vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1963 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

15...? (Friday, January 9)
Reti vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

22.? (Thursday, January 22)
J Sammour-Hasbun vs Alexander V Ivanov, 2013 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

35.? (Saturday, February 7)
Browne vs Westerinen, 1970 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 40 moves, 0-1

12.? (Tuesday, February 10)
Judit Polgar vs Spassky, 1993 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 63 moves, 0-1

24.? (Friday, Feburary 20)
J A Grefe vs A Karklins, 1973 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

17.? (Monday, March 9)
L Lalla vs V A Martin, 2005 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

50.? (Friday, March 27)
Caruana vs Aronian, 2014 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 66 moves, 1-0

24.? (Thursday, April 23)
R Altshuler vs K Messere, 1965 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 25 moves, 1-0

64.? (Tuesday, April 28)
R Gao vs V C Shen, 2015 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 64 moves, 1-0

23.? (Monday, May 4)
J McCook vs B Lee, 2006 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

35.? (Wednesday, May 20)
Matulovic vs Hecht, 1965 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

39.? (Tuesday, May 26)
Fressinet vs E Postny, 2005 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 40 moves, 1-0

43.? (Sunday, June 14)
Nisipeanu vs Adams, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 1-0

37.? (Saturday, June 27)
Anand vs Bologan, 2000 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 42 moves, 1-0

21...? (Sunday, June 28)
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

24.? (Friday, July 3)
Nisipeanu vs Alexander V Ivanov, 2005 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

27.? (Wednesday, July 8)
Westerinen vs E Forsaa, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

27...? (Tuesday, July 14)
D Hall vs D Foord, 2007 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

24.? (Friday, July 24)
Sutovsky vs Mikhalevski, 2008 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 31 moves, 1-0

12...? (Monday, July 27)
E Bankert vs R Ehrler, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 13 moves, 0-1

23.? (Friday, August 14)
M Magomedov vs J Isaev, 1997 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

22.? (Tuesday, October 6)
R Hardarson vs S Briem, 1982 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

28.? (Monday, December 7)
K Gutkind vs S Peck, 2014 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

53...? (Thursday, December 17)
M Karthikeyan vs Eljanov, 2014 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 54 moves, 0-1

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