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Game of the Day 2020
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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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.

January 1: New Tears Day
W M Byland vs C F Tears, 1951 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 1-0

January 2:Fexa Flat
K Holmela vs R Fexa, 2007 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

January 3: Suetin Tie
Suetin vs Tal, 1954 
(B56) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

January 4: de Groot of All Evil
I Maris vs H de Groot, 2013 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

January 5: T For Two
Kamsky vs E Romanov, 2012 
(A06) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

January 6: A Diamond in the Rough
M Diamond vs Santasiere, 1922 
(B20) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

January 7: Colorado Rapid
V Zvjaginsev vs I Schneider, 2015 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

January 8: Rechlis Abandoned
G Rechlis vs Korchnoi, 1986 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 23 moves, 0-1

January 9: David and Goliath
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(A91) Dutch Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

January 10: Sprung a Leko
Leko vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

January 11: Like A Moth To A Flame
L Buggiani vs T D Murphy, 2006 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

January 12: Motylev Cocktail
Motylev vs Bareev, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 68 moves, 1-0

January 13: Kumic Relief
F Kumic vs S Saric, 2012 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 122 moves, 1/2-1/2

January 14: Evergreen Foreest
J van Foreest vs D Dubov, 2020 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 47 moves, 1-0

January 15: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
Bird vs Zukertort, 1883 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 90 moves, 0-1

January 16: Lost Savings Bond
Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1946 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 42 moves, 0-1

January 17: Salo Flight
S Landau vs Bogoljubov, 1933 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

January 18: Anna and the King of Shyam
Anna Kubicka vs S M Shyam, 2019 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

January 19: Low Noon
Noon vs P Lamford, 1985 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

January 20: Dublin Murdered
Dublin vs Glasgow City, 1874 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

January 21: Murphy's Flaw
C E Murphy vs Justin Tan, 2018 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 0-1

January 22: Muzio Hath Charms to Excite a Savage Breast
Marshall vs Leonhardt, 1911 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

January 23: The Meeting of Richard & Saladin
Teichmann vs Leonhardt, 1911 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

January 24: Release the Ranken
W Wayte vs C E Ranken, 1890 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 0-1

January 25: Hanover First
Von Bardeleben vs W Napier, 1902 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

January 26: Vienna Waytes For You
W Wayte vs E M Jackson, 1892 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

January 27: Smokina Bandit
A Kopinits vs K Smokina, 2008 
(B32) Sicilian, 52 moves, 0-1

January 28: Let's Get It Started Ian Here
I Nepomniachtchi vs Caruana, 2019 
(B33) Sicilian, 50 moves, 1-0

January 29: Magxit
Carlsen vs A Giri, 2019 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 38 moves, 1-0

January 30: Wei Didn't Start the Fier
Wei Yi vs A H T dos Santos Fier, 2019 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 34 moves, 1-0

January 31: I Max
M Vachier-Lagrave vs R Rapport, 2019 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 1-0

February 1: Liren Your Lessons Well
Ding Liren vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1-0

February 2: Xiong's From the Big Chair
S Shankland vs J Xiong, 2019 
(C45) Scotch Game, 41 moves, 0-1

February 3: Tell Me Some Ding Good
Ding Liren vs Caruana, 2019 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

February 4: Jun Bug
Zhao Jun vs R Preotu, 2019 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

February 5: Rapport For Duty
J K Duda vs R Rapport, 2019 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

February 6: Give and You Shall Receive
A Firouzja vs M Karthikeyan, 2019 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 52 moves, 0-1

February 7: Guns Blazing
Gunsberg vs NN, 1879 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 20 moves, 1-0

February 8: How Great Tal-Art
Tal vs Bisguier, 1961 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 61 moves, 1-0

February 9: Class Riumin
Riumin vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

February 10: The Sound of Muzychuk
A Muzychuk vs O Kobo, 2020 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

February 11: Oscar Winning Performance
O Chajes vs Tartakower, 1911 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

February 12,: Khasin Point
A Khasin vs Averbakh, 1961 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 82 moves, 1-0

February 13: The Right Ding on the Wall
Yu Yangyi vs Ding Liren, 2015 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

February 14: City of Love
A J Love vs P Paris, 1979 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

February 15: Genius Loves Company
Kasparov vs Chess Genius, 1994 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 60 moves, 0-1

February 16, 2020: Crime and Punishment
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1987 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 1-0

February 17: Oparin's Book Club
G Oparin vs Morozevich, 2015 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

February 18: Welcome to the Club
J Rejfir vs Menchik, 1934 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

February 19: Carissa Explains It All
C Yip vs V Gunina, 2020 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 54 moves, 1-0

February 20: Liss is More
R Almeida vs E Liss, 1989 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 25 moves, 0-1

February 21: The Lady Doth Protect Too Much
R Gonzalez vs Tal, 1992 
(B32) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

February 22: Let There be Light
I Nikolayev vs Eric Luce, 2010 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 0-1

February 23: Hot Cross Pin
Fine vs Santasiere, 1935 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

February 24: King Tuk
V Tukmakov vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

February 25: Face the Muzychuk
M Muzychuk vs Koneru, 2020 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

February 26: Plomp and Circumstance
M Plomp vs A Kamenets, 2002 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 52 moves, 1-0

February 27: "Lasch Call
F Rhine vs F Lasch, 1986 
(A43) Old Benoni, 30 moves, 1-0

February 28: A Very Dry Martini
Yanqiao Qu vs B Martini, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

February 29: The Greater of Two Evas
E Kulovana vs E Moser, 2013 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 80 moves, 0-1

March 1: Conger Reels Off A Win
A W Conger vs Fischer, 1955 
(E70) King's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

March 2: The Knights Who Say 'Ni'!
M Roiz vs Ni Hua, 2001 
(D85) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 0-1

March 3: First Ayd
Aydin Suleymanli vs Smirin, 2020 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 33 moves, 1-0

March 4: Please Stop Shaoteng
Yu Shaoteng vs C Bauer, 2006 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

March 5: Refuse to Buj
P Buj vs E Thiele, 1983 
(E91) King's Indian, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

March 6: Bringing In the Scheve
Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1894  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

March 7: The Art of Conquest
S Conquest vs G Jones, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

March 8: Head-Crushing Pein
Louise Head vs M Pein, 2018 
(D85) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 0-1

March 9: Not Wasting a Way in Margaritaville
Margarita Lysenko vs Alisa Nur-Mukhametova, 2019 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

March 10: Wang Dang Doodle
A Wang vs I Krush, 2018 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 53 moves, 1-0

March 11: The Wizardry of Az
Azmaiparashvili vs A Chernin, 1980 
(A28) English, 29 moves, 1-0

March 12: Oh Carol
Kosteniuk vs C P Gouw, 2000 
(C00) French Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

March 13: Teller: I've Been Delayed, but I'm Getting Reti
A Teller vs Reti, 1926 
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 57 moves, 1-0

March 14: Par Excellence
D Paravyan vs S Golubov, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

March 15: Aleksandra the Great
A Goryachkina vs Ju Wenjun, 2020 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

March 16: Me Tarjan, You Shean
Tarjan vs R Shean, 1968 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 40 moves, 1-0

March 17: Crimean Punishment
Karjakin vs S Baranjuk, 2000 
(B40) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

March 18: Needles and Pins
Kholmov vs Polugaevsky, 1980 
(B40) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

March 19: Yifan Houdini
Karpov vs Yifan Hou, 2018 
(A10) English, 50 moves, 0-1

March 20: Sideways, Kazimirovich!
Filip vs Tolush, 1953 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 28 moves, 0-1

March 21: Sir Gawain and the Greed Knight
McShane vs G Jones, 2019 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 0-1

March 22: OK Boomer
D Howell vs M Bosboom, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 35 moves, 0-1

March 23: Maric-Tal Dispute
Tal vs Maric, 1974 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

March 24: Drove My Ljubo to the Levy, but the Levy Was Dry
D Levy vs Ljubojevic, 1985 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 0-1

March 25: Radj Against the McShane
McShane vs Radjabov, 2012 
(B30) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

March 26: Dafi, Duck!
I Almannai Dafi vs M Tratar, 2002 
(A10) English, 30 moves, 0-1

March 27: I Love the Smell of Nepom in the Morning
A Giri vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2020 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 73 moves, 0-1

March 28: PayPal
J Ragan vs Benko, 1974 
(A22) English, 25 moves, 0-1

March 29: Why, Fi?
F Steil-Antoni vs Kosteniuk, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

March 30: Hans Tied
Szabo vs H Mueller, 1935 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

March 31: Czakon Son Gout
S P Sethuraman vs J Czakon, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

April 1: 'Tween Keene's Twin Queens
Keene vs E J Holt, 1971 
(A04) Reti Opening, 128 moves, 1-0

April 2: Sicilian Dragan
D Solak vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 96 moves, 1-0

April 3: W Allnut Whipped
W E Allnutt vs Lasker, 1903 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

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