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McShane vs Z Andriasian, 2017 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

Naiditsch vs Ponomariov, 2014 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 49 moves, 1-0

Estrin vs B Katalymov, 1969 
(B27) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

McShane vs D Howell, 2017 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 37 moves, 1-0

L Rudenko vs R M Bruce, 1946 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

I A Zybin vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1902 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 25 moves, 1-0

B Fiedler vs R Brice, 1995 
(A13) English, 26 moves, 1-0

K Georgiev vs R C S Alvarez, 2018 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Gulko vs Alburt, 1975 
(A14) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Feldman vs Korchnoi, 1953 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs A Planinc, 1970 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 40 moves, 1-0

A Kapengut vs Antoshin, 1965 
(C56) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

F Baenziger vs M Sasith Nipun Piyumantha, 2018 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

A Planinc vs H Gerenski, 1970 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Tolush vs Simagin, 1952 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Bellon Lopez vs G Garcia, 1976 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

Bakhmatov vs Tseitlin, 2007 
(B89) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Razuvaev vs Z Mestrovic, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 1-0

More than one shot in this one!
Sliwa vs Stoltz, 1953 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Y Neishtadt vs Gipslis, 1955 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

D Podhraski vs S Jeric, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 36 moves, 0-1

I Madl vs Chiburdanidze, 2000 
(B89) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

V Eingorn vs E Torre, 1987 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

J H Donner vs Ree, 1971 
(A36) English, 34 moves, 1-0

A Istratescu vs Lazarev, 2011 
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Gufeld vs Tal, 1959 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Van der Sterren vs V Malaniuk, 1987 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Ftacnik vs A Aleksandrov, 2008 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

D Janaszak vs M Chigaev, 2017 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

L Lederman vs K Pytel, 1977 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Averkin, 1973 
(B44) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs A Matanovic, 1965 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

J C Sterk vs S Landau, 1938
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Vasiukov vs Taimanov, 1965 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

V Faibisovich vs R Etruk, 1975
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Szabo, 1967 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

V Makogonov vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

M Kravtsiv vs Y Vovk, 2004 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Matamoros Franco, 2001 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

M Villanueva vs S Nagle, 2018
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 45 moves, 0-1

Sutovsky vs A Uzhva, 2012 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Pirc vs R Byrne, 1952
(A03) Bird's Opening, 65 moves, 0-1

Quiet move to finish -- but look for better at move 40!
H Rudolf vs I Popov, 2019 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs W Pietzsch, 1962
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 32 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Ribli, 1973
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

J Ye vs C Wei, 2005 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 45 moves, 1-0

I Veinger vs Timoscenko, 1998 
(B20) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

B Markoja vs E Safarli, 2018 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Black misses a win on move 33.
N Dzagnidze vs V Gunina, 2013 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mikhalevski vs E Inarkiev, 2015
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 36 moves, 0-1

Black misses a chance to beat a GM on move 27.
J Ye vs M I Situru, 1996 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 33 moves, 1-0

Nice combination for black, starting on move 35.
Ljubojevic vs Murey, 1994 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kavalek vs J Augustin, 1962
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

R Kempinski vs R Slobodjan, 2010 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

M Sebag vs E Paehtz, 2006
(B06) Robatsch, 56 moves, 0-1

There are several white wins on move 32 -- find the best.
Kamsky vs Short, 1994 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 45 moves, 1-0

Ni Hua vs Wang Hao, 2006 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

A Hakobyan vs D Gavrilescu, 2018 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Tiviakov vs Stellwagen, 2006 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 41 moves, 1-0

F Braga vs Tiviakov, 2000
(E12) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Boleslavsky, 1957 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 30 moves, 1-0

O Hudoba vs J Lipka, 2001
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

Schmaltz vs Krasenkow, 2004
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 0-1

K Burger vs Uhlmann, 1982
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

Black has a quicker finish at move 47.
J Markos vs Le Quang Liem, 2008
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 0-1

Black misses a win on move 38.
Dorfman vs Tukmakov, 1991 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 0-1

N Dzagnidze vs A Bodnaruk, 2018
(A21) English, 51 moves, 0-1

Two shots: 1st wins material, black missed 2nd on last move.
A Zhigalko vs B Zlatanovic, 2019 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 0-1

R Abdulov vs A Gutov, 1999
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

P Bobras vs S Rocha, 2007
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 24 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Knaak, 1971
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 38 moves, 0-1

B Lalith vs Kuzubov, 2015 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 67 moves, 1-0

G Pap vs Buhmann, 2012
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 27 moves, 0-1

B Molnar vs V Macek, 2001
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 31 moves, 1-0

A Elo vs Fine, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Calculate from move 18 to find a win for white.
Gligoric vs K Hulak, 1986
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Movsesian vs Carlsen, 2017 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Suetin vs Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B20) Sicilian, 44 moves, 0-1

Anisimov vs S Kalugin, 2011 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 12 moves, 1-0

Keres vs P Troeger, 1960 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

C Coppola vs B Macias Murillo, 2009 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 34 moves, 0-1

Black misses a quick win at move 34.
A Valsecchi vs V Yemelin, 2014
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 0-1

K Georgiev vs Shirov, 1992 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 23 moves, 1-0

Mecking vs S Mareco, 2011 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 31 moves, 1-0

Zilberman vs Sutovsky, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Black misses a win on move 27.
P Thipsay vs Zhong Zhang, 2003
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

I Abdelnabbi vs Jobava, 2001
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

Janowski vs O Chajes, 1918
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Illescas Cordoba vs A Graf, 2002
(E15) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Glek vs Chekhov, 1988
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

Uhlmann vs L Espig, 1978 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 36 moves, 0-1

V Peresipkin vs Chekhov, 1976 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

R Hasangatin vs P Prohaszka, 2013 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 39 moves, 0-1

A Korobov vs A Mithil, 2018 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

More than one in this game!
Keres vs Bogoljubov, 1936 
(A14) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs J van den Bosch, 1935 
(C13) French, 22 moves, 0-1

Krum Georgiev vs F Vareille, 1998 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Beim vs Schmittdiel, 2002 
(A25) English, 14 moves, 1-0

Keitlinghaus vs Miles, 1997 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 1-0

Yudasin vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

J A Curdo vs R Byrne, 1994 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Black misses a win on his final move.
H Weenink vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C47) Four Knights, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

J M Lopez Martinez vs J Guerra Mendez, 2017 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

L Spassov vs P Popov, 1977 
(A13) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Balashov vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Kotronias vs G Mastrokoukos, 1991 
(B33) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

H Tikkanen vs L Babujian, 2005 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 0-1

Short vs I Ivanov, 1984 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 41 moves, 0-1

Smirin vs V Akobian, 2005 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

Tiviakov vs Tukmakov, 1993 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 38 moves, 1-0

Mecking vs L A Tan, 1973 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 33 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Eliskases, 1964 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

D Edelman vs Wolff, 1988 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Kharlov, 1999 
(A20) English, 38 moves, 0-1

R Burnett vs N R McDonald, 2003 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

I Jones vs J Dueball, 1974 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 29 moves, 0-1

Y Gutop vs A Kuindzhy, 1977 
(A92) Dutch, 34 moves, 1-0

E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Myagmarsuren vs M Cuellar Gacharna, 1967 
(B06) Robatsch, 37 moves, 1-0

S Conquest vs P Bauer, 1986 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

R Fontaine vs M Sebag, 2003 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs G Botterill, 1975 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

G Sanna vs P Motwani, 1979 
(A10) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs A Dolci, 1913 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 34 moves, 1-0

E Torre vs Karpov, 1987 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Filipowicz vs Knaak, 1974 
(C28) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 0-1

G A Thomas vs Colle, 1925 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 28 moves, 0-1

Iturrizaga Bonelli vs A Chandra, 2018 
(A13) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Lachex vs J Nogueiras, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 12 moves, 1-0

S Belavenets vs Panov, 1938
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 56 moves, 1-0

E Delmar vs F Roser, 1876 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

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