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Game of the Day 2022
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: The Mad Queen of Goteborg
N Gaprindashvili vs M Czerniak, 1971 
(C11) French, 71 moves, 1-0

January 2: Open Channel D
I Rabinovich vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1932 
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

January 3: Nobody Keres about your Attack
J Pokojowczyk vs Timoscenko, 1979 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

January 4: Song of Solomon
A Kulashko vs S J Solomon, 1997 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 68 moves, 0-1

January 5: Grigory Chant
G Ravinsky vs Panov, 1943 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 36 moves, 1-0

January 6: Stop the Steel
R Steel vs J Mason, 1883 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 56 moves, 0-1

January 7: Helter Schlechter
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 58 moves, 1-0

January 8: Alpha-Seltzer
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(A17) English, 67 moves, 1-0

January 9: Tis Not Dull
Tisdall vs G D Lee, 1981 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

January 10: Mansplaining
Karpov vs Polgar, 1994 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 33 moves, 1-0

January 11: Hot Chile
M Andersen vs Salinas Herrera, 2021 
(A06) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

January 12: Schult I alzo zacrifice my Queen?
J Schulten vs Saint-Amant, 1842 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 20 moves, 0-1

January 13: Souweine Hunt
C Jaffe vs A Souweine, 1910 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

January 14: The Client
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2011 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 80 moves, 0-1

January 15: Mikenas Work Overtime
Alekhine vs V Mikenas, 1937 
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 64 moves, 0-1

January 16: Mission Impospisil
L Pospisil vs A Baran, 1977 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Januaryy 17: Candidates' debate
Aronian vs Gelfand, 2013 
(A04) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

January 18: Sani Side Down
H Hayrapetyan vs T Sanikidze, 2005 
(D85) Grunfeld, 61 moves, 1-0

January 19: A A Meeting
Anand vs Adams, 2005 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

January 20: Do as Zaitsev, not as Ado
A Zaitsev vs Adorjan, 1971 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

January 21: Daniel, You're a Star
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

January 22: Does M Bosboom Look Big In This?
M Bosboom vs E Teichmann, 1984 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

January 23 Rooks are for Rookies
L'Ami vs A Smirnov, 2020 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

January 24: Vallejo of Tears
F Vallejo Pons vs Carlsen, 2019 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 73 moves, 0-1

anuary 25: Bled Donner
F Olafsson vs J H Donner, 1961 
(A22) English, 30 moves, 1-0

January 26: Karolus Magnus et Leo Papa
Carlsen vs S Papa, 2004 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

January 27: Jameson On The Rocks
A Kalaiyalahan vs D Jameson, 2017 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

January 28: Hurricane Cotrina
Kasparov vs W Cotrina, 1993 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

January 29: Leningrad Cowboys
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 35 moves, 1-0

anuary 30: Claude Burst
C Shannon vs J E Warren, 1957 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 44 moves, 0-1

January 31 Carrying Coles to Nudecastle
A Coles vs H Daly, 1951 
(B32) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1-0

February 1: One-Cent Magenta
P H Williams vs W D Wight, 1919 
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 1-0

February 2: If Ljub-ing You Is White, I Don't Want to Be Wong
Ljubojevic vs Meng-Kong Wong, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 59 moves, 1-0

February 3: Prehistoric Hedgehog
R P Michell vs Capablanca, 1919 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 54 moves, 0-1

February 4: A Wolfram in Sheep's Clothing
Benko vs W Hartmann, 1984 
(A16) English, 21 moves, 0-1

February 5: Pester Lloyd
Bondarevsky vs K W Lloyd, 1960 
(A48) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

February 6: Philip Morris Rolled and Smoked
P J Morris vs Ward, 1983 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 21 moves, 0-1

February 7: All That's Zilber is not Gold
Tal vs I Zilber, 1949 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

February 8: Teenage Waste Lund
Keene vs G C Lund, 1962 
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de, 29 moves, 1-0

February 9: Machine-Gun O' Kelly
O'Kelly vs Denker, 1948 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

February 10: Zugzwang!
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

February 11 Polgaroid Picture
Polgar vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

February 12: Hou's on First
Koneru vs Yifan Hou, 2011 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

February 13: Gazza Razzamatazza
Kasparov vs Anand, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

February 14: Valentin's Daly Massacree
Dragnev vs C Daly, 2016 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

February 15: Nak, Nak, Nak King on Levon's Door
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

February 16: This is Spaete!
E Spaete vs H Strater, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

February 17: Smells Like Home Cooking
Caruana vs G Meier, 2013 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

February 18: The Goldin Rule
Goldin vs Efimov, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

February 19: Errare Humanum Est
P Lafuente vs Shredder, 2005 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

February 20: A Long Way to Tip Harari
S Dushyant vs Z Harari, 2018 
(C48) Four Knights, 45 moves, 1-0

February 21: Marching through Gheorghiu
Korchnoi vs Gheorghiu, 1986 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

February 22: The end of the innocence
Henley vs Miles, 1982 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

February 23: Forever in Blue-Jens
J Kristiansen vs Deep Blue, 1993 
(C28) Vienna Game, 40 moves, 1-0

February 24: Karper Die Him
A W Fox vs Karper, 1900 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

February 25: Think Pink
A Pinkus vs Santasiere, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

February 26: A Lesson For Uncle Joe
Fischer vs J Pascual, 1967 
(B89) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

February 27: Walking Through a Maze
S Maze vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

February 28: An Eye for An Eye
Karjakin vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 111 moves, 1-0

March 1: Justice for Ukraine
Karjakin vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 47 moves, 0-1

March 2: "Magic" Johnson
J Johnson vs J Cline, 1979 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

March 3: The Immortal Hug-Z.Wang Game
W Zili vs Hug, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

March 4: Fell from the Cher
Chernin vs Polgar, 1990 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 29 moves, 0-1

March 5: Le Mort d'Arthur
J Mortimer vs A Skipworth, 1883 
(C13) French, 67 moves, 1-0

March 6: Kustar's Last Stand
Z Varga vs S Kustar, 1993 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 24 moves, 1-0

March 7: Nukhim the King
Petrosian vs N Rashkovsky, 1974 
(E97) King's Indian, 17 moves, 0-1

March 8: Emanuel Lasker's Off Day
H Buehler vs Lasker, 1916 
(C59) Two Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

March 9: Fixed Bayonet
P Hulshof vs L'Ami, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

arch 10: Supermax: Where They Keep the Worst of Dewhirst
Euwe vs Yates, 1921 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

March 11: The theory of black holes
O Bernstein vs J Mieses, 1904 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 49 moves, 1-0

March 12: Four Queens Defense
K Babazada vs M Iskandarov, 2022 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 0-1

March 13: Race Among the Ruans
Ruan Lufei vs Zhang Xiaowen, 2010 
(C11) French, 29 moves, 1-0

March 14: No Woman, No Cry
Bacrot vs Ivanchuk, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 0-1

March 15: Beware the Ideas of Martz
W Martz vs Miles, 1976 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 34 moves, 1-0

March 16: Slip Him a Mickey Pin
Adams vs D Bisby, 1995 
(B07) Pirc, 26 moves, 1-0

March 17: The Art of the Checkmate
V Kahn vs C Hartlaub, 1916 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

March 18: The Bolero
Boleslavsky vs Smyslov, 1950 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

March 19: The Balashov Ballet
Balashov vs Beliavsky, 1986 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 31 moves, 1-0

arch 20: Soltis-troying
Dzindzichashvili vs Soltis, 1989 
(B01) Scandinavian, 33 moves, 1-0

March 21: Caught with his Pants down
L Pantsulaia vs Polgar, 2011 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

March 22: The Swedish Inquisition
Shirov vs Andersson, 1991 
(A04) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

March 23: The Tennessee Morphy
A Hodges vs J Daniels, 1886 
(C28) Vienna Game, 23 moves, 1-0

March 24 Sol R Eclipse
A Sandrin vs S Rubinow, 1946 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 60 moves, 1-0

March 25: Advance your King! Do you Kopy?
I A Kopylov vs S Korolev, 1981 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 36 moves, 1-0

March 26: The Confusion of Tongues
C Vlagsma vs A Babel, 1952 
(B58) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

March 27: Stay in your cage, Tiger!
A Chistiakov vs Petrosian, 1949 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

March 28: My Path to the Top
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

March 29: Playing for the Throne
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006  
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 75 moves, 1-0

March 30: The way the cookie Krumbles
K Georgiev vs Miles, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

March 31: Bobby vs J.R.
Fischer vs J Rubens, 1964 
(C15) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 1-0

April 1: Lars Aktion Hero
J Eising vs L Schneider, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

April 2: The One That Got Away
L Schneider vs Tal, 1982 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 36 moves, 0-1

April 3: Say no pun upon Yas
Hort vs Seirawan, 1981 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

April 4: Game of the Minute
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1957 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 0-1

April 5: Mr. Greene did it in the simul with the Bishop
Fine vs R Greene, 1946 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 36 moves, 0-1

April 6: Turning Water Into Win
A Simutowe vs S Bergsson, 2008 
(A17) English, 26 moves, 1-0

April 7: King Of The Hill
Ivanchuk vs Wei Yi, 2017 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

April 8: Haifa Lootin'
J Letzelter vs Nunn, 1976 
(B06) Robatsch, 39 moves, 0-1

April 9: A Sich Mess Unto Death
Steinitz vs A Sich, 1871 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

April 10: Hromadkable
Hromadka vs Tarrasch, 1922 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 27 moves, 1-0

April 11: A Pin, But Not a Saidy Pin
Browne vs Saidy, 1974 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

April 12: Wolk This Way
A C Martin vs E Wolk, 1947 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

April 13: Grishop Pair
Grischuk vs Topalov, 2019 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 69 moves, 1-0

April 14: Bhend it Like Edwin
Tal vs E Bhend, 1959 
(A43) Old Benoni, 45 moves, 0-1

April 15: Al Benoni's Adagio
Reshevsky vs I A Horowitz, 1955 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 57 moves, 0-1

April 16: Gimme some MO
Morozevich vs A Moiseenko, 2006 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

April 17: Three Days and Three Knights
A Granovskiy vs U Grochocinska, 2013 
(B06) Robatsch, 77 moves, 1-0

April 18: The Russians Have Fixed Werle Chess!
Jakovenko vs J Werle, 2001 
(C18) French, Winawer, 64 moves, 1-0

April 19: David Cooper Failed
D Cooper vs O Sarapu, 1970 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

April 20: A Patzer's Revenge
Wojtaszek vs S Williams, 2011 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 20 moves, 0-1

April 21: Kapow!
P Sinton vs Ken Pow, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 15 moves, 0-1

April 22: Hairy Peanut
Harikrishna vs Nisipeanu, 2004 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

April 23: White to Play and Grin
L Barden vs W Adams, 1950 
(C57) Two Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

April 24: The King's Gambit, deferred
Taimanov vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 34 moves, 1-0

April 25: Sweet Pichler
A Pichler vs Rellstab, 1936 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

April 26: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

April 27: Ma and Pa Skittles
P Papp vs M Lomineishvili, 2010 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 18 moves, 1-0

April 28: Tactics 101
P H Nielsen vs Karjakin, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 101 moves, 1-0

April 29: Zick Moves
Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

April 30: King Artur's Gambit
A Gabrielian vs M Krylov, 2009 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 66 moves, 1-0

ay 1: Veni Vidi Viti
Bluebaum vs Vitiugov, 2018 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

May 2: Dudley Demented
Tal vs B Dudley, 1964 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

May 3: Cardinal Newman
Steinitz vs C Newman, 1882 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 54 moves, 0-1

May 4: A Touch Of Frost
A Feneridis vs E Frost, 1968 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 47 moves, 0-1

May 5: Too Kool for School
G Kool vs Polgar, 1987 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 0-1

May 6: Crossing de Riviere
Anderssen vs de Riviere, 1859 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

May 7: Beaten by the Scrivener
R Scrivener vs N Whitaker, 1924 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

May 8: Sopiko on a Ropiko
S Khukhashvili vs M Krupa, 2009 
(B30) Sicilian, 56 moves, 0-1

May 9: We Don't Tal About Bruno
Tal vs Parma, 1961 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

May 10: Giuoco 'peanu
Nisipeanu vs A Moreno Garcia, 2005 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 1-0

May 11: Carry Gaspar Off
P Gaspary vs J N Berger, 1890 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 0-1

May 12: Cool for Katz
A Rothman vs G Katz, 1948 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 53 moves, 0-1

May 13 Don't Mention the War!
G Pankov vs K Szabo, 2006 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

May 14: Careful with That Sax, Eugene
Sax vs Sveshnikov, 1977 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

May 15: Hera's Revenge
I Swan vs I Hera, 2012 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 52 moves, 0-1

May 16 Opening Is Error. Resign! - I. Nepo
M Yilmaz vs Nepomniachtchi, 2013 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 0-1

May 17: What the Hecht happened?
Hecht vs Suttles, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 104 moves, 0-1

May 18: Jumping for Jouy
Jouy vs La Bourdonnais, 1838 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

May 19: "I Am Like A Broken Vasyl
Ivanchuk vs Polgar, 2010 
(B32) Sicilian, 115 moves, 0-1

May 20: Taking I Nei
I Nei vs Tal, 1971 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

May 21: Deadlier Than the Male
A Kushnir vs Evans, 1975 
(A61) Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

May 22: I shall Smeet thee
Nunn vs Smeets, 2006 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

May 23: No Ordinary Joe
D Rogozenco vs J Gallagher, 1999 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 47 moves, 0-1

May 24: Andrey the Giant
A Esipenko vs Carlsen, 2021 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 1-0

May 25: Hawaii 1-0
N Brunni vs R Torrance, 1987 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 43 moves, 1-0

May 26: Is it a Bird?
E Hahn vs J Vitense, 1932 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

May 22: Efim' Hell!
Spassky vs Geller, 1959 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 1-0

May 28: Navar take a sacrifice
Wei Yi vs Navara, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

May 29: To kower in fear!
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1927 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

May 30: The Ashot Heard Round the World
A Nadanian vs Sakaev, 2001 
(D85) Grunfeld, 17 moves, 1-0

May 31: ...Something to Braga 'bout....
F Braga vs G Gruen, 1988 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

June 1: "The Fast and Firouzjous"
Firouzja vs Rapport, 2021 
(B30) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

June 2: Withered Rose
S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C46) Three Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

June 3: Do the Funky Gibbons
W Pollock vs T C Gibbons, 1888 
(000) Chess variants, 31 moves, 0-1

June 4: Duhm And Diemer
J Heikkinen vs G Angus, 1996 
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

June 5: The Mongolian NN
N Namzhil vs Szabo, 1960 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 39 moves, 0-1

une 6: Lar's Lone Pine Pin Lays Law Low
Evans vs L Day, 1975 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 51 moves, 1-0

June 7: Warren Peace
Fischer vs J Warren, 1964 
(B89) Sicilian, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

une 8L Battle of the Exes
S Lalic vs Arkell, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

June 9: So Close Yet So Far
R Nezhmetdinov vs Antoshin, 1964 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

June 10: Euwe Look Good On The Dunce Flohr
Euwe vs Flohr, 1932 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

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