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Great comebacks
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These are games where one player got a losing position early on (for example, by blundering away a piece), but came back to win or draw the game.

White drops a piece on move 5, but wins
L Galojan vs A Ushenina, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

White drops a piece on move 3, but wins
C Latino vs S R Dumas, 2010 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

White drops a piece on move 4, but wins
Shumov vs C Jaenisch, 1851 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

White drops a piece to a book trap, but wins!
R Cintron vs H R Bigelow, 1929 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

White loses his queen, but somehow gets enough play to draw
K J Wicker vs Roger Webb, 1978 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black drops his Q, misses 2 mates, then draw agreed erroneously
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen blunders a piece, but goes on to win
Carlsen vs G Jones, 2018 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

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