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Opening Disasters
Compiled by Funology
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Guicco Pianissimo: Don't Castle Too Early
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

Weak play in the Sicilian
Steinitz vs J Walsh, 1870 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 15 moves, 1-0

Castle your King!
Chigorin vs Burn, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 0-1

Deadly pin
Aronin vs Kantarovich, 1960 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Meesen vs H Mueller, 1928 
(A28) English, 13 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game fianchetto
B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Legal-like trap in King's Gambit
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Pawn snatching instead of castling
G Nersisyan vs V Akobian, 1996
(B07) Pirc, 42 moves, 0-1

Punishing time wasting, K in centre, and lack of centre control
Votava vs A Zatonskih, 2004 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Control the centre with pawns!
Marshall vs H Rogosin, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Don't move a piece twice in the Opening!
Kamsky vs O A Stubberud, 2013 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

Grabbing Material instead of developing
Lindehn vs Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Funny Tactics in the Dutch
M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014 
(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 1-0

...Nd7 unwise against a Bc4
A Elwin vs R Hughes, 2014 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

When Her Majesty Goes Roaming...
Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Instead of castling, B launches a premature K-side attack
Blackburne vs Lush, 1885 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

Reckless Pin-Breaking Leads to Ruin
Salwe vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

h-pawn prevents pin, but weakens K position
H Kloos vs Anderssen, 1861 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Failure to Castle when facing a Gambit
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Develop Your Pieces!
S Takacs vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

King in the Centre again
Fischer vs O Celle, 1964 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Failure to Develop? Check. Excess Queen and Pawn Moves? Check.
Lasker vs NN, 1901 
(B01) Scandinavian, 17 moves, 1-0

Fun Little Game
E J Diemer vs Toth, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Cute miniature
Fischer vs W A Nyman, 1964 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

Robatsch
Robatsch vs Weghofer, 1955 
(A04) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Terrible Play in the French
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann 2 Knights Trap
Wurm vs Auer, 1937 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Lasker 4 Knights
Lenzerk vs Lasker, 1913 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

Duhm
D Duhm vs A Duhm, 1900 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 17 moves, 1-0

Philidor
Factor vs F M Currier, 1923 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

KID trap Averbakh
Alburt vs J A Rizzitano, 1984 
(E73) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

English: wasted time leads to stuck King
A Srebrnic vs A Benderac, 2007 
(A17) English, 26 moves, 1-0

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