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Dead Man Walking
Compiled by Phony Benoni

Everybody enjoys a good King Hunt. Well, maybe one person -- and even the victi often seems to play it out just to see what happens. It's an aesthetic thing, you know.

Criteria for this collection include:

1) The losing king must have reached the eighth rank at some point, though not necessarily be mated there.

2) Generally, there is a limit of 50 moves. This collection is limited to opening and middle game disasters, not endgames with active ings..

Of course, I reserve the right to include amy game that tickles my fancy. And, just in case anybody wonders, the title refers to the chess king, not the player.

Wasted LaBour
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 0-1

It Takes One To Castle
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Anderssen's Fairy Tale
Anderssen vs Kolisch, 1860 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Checkmate Checkmate
A Alexander vs O Cordel, 1870 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

A Little Bit of Morphy
J Mason vs Dr. S, 1882 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Thirring Finish
Schlechter vs J Thirring, 1893 
(C25) Vienna, 35 moves, 1-0

Benefit of Clergy
E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben, 1895 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

The Prince goes hunting
A Smitten vs Prince Dadian, 1896 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

The Kurz of the Walking Dead
B Kurz vs K Treybal, 1904 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Felix's Ninth Life
L Loewy Jr vs Felix, 1904 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Good King Hunting
Lasker vs A M Gooding, 1908 
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

The Great white Hunted
J W White vs S M Ballou, 1910 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Janny Get Angry
G Janny vs I Gudju, 1920 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Si? Si.
Kostic vs S Toemboek, 1925
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

Meyer My!
NN vs C Meyer, 1931 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 18 moves, 0-1

Eight Is Enough
Szabo vs Euwe, 1946 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Kashdan Carries
Kashdan vs H Hesse, 1948
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Poorly Rivised
Evans vs I Rivise, 1954 
(E72) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Get your pieces out, and see what develops
Edwards vs NN, 1963 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 16 moves, 1-0

Day Tripper
L Prins vs L Day, 1968 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Stean Rollered
Tal vs M Stean, 1974 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Suttles as a Sledgehammer
Timman vs Suttles, 1974 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 49 moves, 1-0

Byrne the Castle
E Torre vs R Byrne, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

Dead Man Walking
Romanishin vs Kasparov, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

M Spinosa vs O Kroll, 1978 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Good Evening, and Holy Mackerel
E Formanek vs J Bradford, 1979 
(C02) French, Advance, 34 moves, 0-1

Rooks Belong Behind Blocked Pawns
D Sahovic vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 0-1

Zite Not
R Zile vs H Magon, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Tiller We Meet Again
B Tiller vs A Kuligowski, 1983 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 45 moves, 1-0

Pero Maniac
P Vucinic vs D Djurovic, 1986 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Hulak of Mating Going ON
K Hulak vs Psakhis, 1987
(A90) Dutch, 58 moves, 1-0

All Eskew
D Moody vs J Eskew, 1987
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 38 moves, 0-1

The Loehn Ranger
V Hergert vs C Loehn, 1988
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 0-1

Into the Beliavsky of the Beast
Beliavsky vs Chandler, 1988 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Ah, the Good Old Days!
Mephisto vs M Hampl, 1989
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

Five Minute Egg
Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1992
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Marshy Ground
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Sick and Sicker
Chekhov vs R Sicker, 1992
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 43 moves, 1-0

The Wonderful Wizard of Ozawa
J Lonsdale vs A Ozawa, 1992 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 1-0

Deep Pergel
L Pergel vs B Saidov, 1993
(C58) Two Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

The Hannes Man Can
H Stefansson vs A Whiteley, 1993
(A15) English, 48 moves, 1-0

Arabian Mate
B Grabarczyk vs P Wohlfart, 1994 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

High Markus
R Markus vs Jan Kupec, 1995
(B06) Robatsch, 32 moves, 1-0

Teske, Teske, Teske
H Teske vs J Gdanski, 1998 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

A Real Corker
K Corker vs R Samar, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

Dead Woman Walking
Vachier-Lagrave vs S Boudehen, 1999 
(C47) Four Knights, 43 moves, 1-0

Ronen, the Flying Monster
R Schmaltz vs R Har-Zvi, 2001 
(C25) Vienna, 24 moves, 0-1

Forberg to Play On
K Georgiou vs A Forberg, 2001
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

The Valenti Capers
G Valenti vs V Rajlich, 2001 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Oh, I'd Love to See an Oskar Von Bahr Checkmate
O Von Bahr vs F Handke, 2003 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 1-0

Lady in the Way
Plachetka vs K Tsarouhas, 2004 
(B40) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Moos is Still Alive!
S H Moosavian vs H Cil, 2005 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

Wenliang vs G Kacheishvili, 2005
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Bente Out of Shape
B Bente vs M Palac, 2005 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Greek Fire
A Karagiannis vs G Koukoufikis, 2005
(B06) Robatsch, 55 moves, 1-0

In a Werle
J Werle vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Him Way Too Bold
M Herbold vs V Schweitzer, 2007
(B15) Caro-Kann, 42 moves, 0-1

A Spanking
J Aabling-Thomsen vs T Soraas, 2007 
(B30) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

Harry Sprenger
D Baramidze vs J M Sprenger, 2007 
(B20) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Rohits the Fan
R Tolentino vs G Rohit, 2007 
(B40) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

You Can't Beat the Zueger!
J Sondermann vs B Zueger, 2007
(A57) Benko Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

No Way, Ni Hua.
H Ni vs Le Quang Liem, 2008 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

Socko To Me
M Socko vs Y Dembo, 2008
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

Meri Man
C Briscoe vs M Grigoryan, 2008
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

They Call the Mate Mahia
G Mahia vs T Gibson, 2008
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 1-0

Seirup is not sweet
S Seirup vs M Maechel, 2009 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 33 moves, 0-1

Resigned to His Fate
J Bejtovic vs A Smith, 2009
(A13) English, 36 moves, 1-0

S van Eijk vs S Beukema, 2009 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 1-0

Dance of the Rooks
K Azimova vs V Solovyov, 2009
(C47) Four Knights, 53 moves, 0-1

You Got Me on my Knees!
A Abdulwahhab vs D Laylo, 2010
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 52 moves, 0-1

V Baghdasaryan vs V Durarbayli, 2010
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 49 moves, 0-1

The Ditch is Nigh
S Sjugirov vs Naiditsch, 2010 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

O Kurmann vs J Markos, 2010
(B30) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1-0

Sagit Tarriest
R Sagit vs J Akesson, 2010
(C18) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 0-1

The Absolute Second
Khismatullin vs I Kurnosov, 2011 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Hit-and-Run Dreever
Dreev vs S Dovliatov, 2011 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 49 moves, 1-0

Fried by Chucky
Sutovsky vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

This is Another Fine Marais You've Gotten Me Into!
C Marais vs G Louw, 2011 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 47 moves, 0-1

King Junta
D Yang vs J Ikeda, 2011
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 50 moves, 1-0

Plukkel the Strings
S Plukkel vs S Haslinger, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Galic Flair
M Blazeka vs I Galic, 2012
(C41) Philidor Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

A Moiseenko vs J Sriram, 2014
(E77) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Don't Wannabe Mambe
Y Abera Belachew vs L A O Mambe, 2014
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

You Coax the King Right Off of the Board ... Mame
Karjakin vs Mamedyarov, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Lima Beaned
Carlos Alexandre De Lima vs R Mesias Rojas, 2014
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 53 moves, 0-1

The Dead Man Ate a hearty Emil
Sutovsky vs Lenderman, 2015 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 0-1

A Real Sielicki
F Kugler vs T Sielicki, 2015 
(A21) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Harried Krishnan
Sasikiran vs R Mamedov, 2015
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 43 moves, 0-1

Short Shrift
Short vs H Melkumyan, 2015 
(A10) English, 50 moves, 0-1

Maximum Force
M Matlakov vs S Zhigalko, 2015
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Veer From the Straight and Narrow
Veer Kadakia vs Wojciech Borowik, 2016
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Dance of the Seven Dark Squares
S Zaksaite vs E Pavlidou, 2016
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 51 moves, 1-0

The Wonderful Blizzard of Az
Z Andriasian vs Caruana, 2019 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

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