If you think chess masters don’t make mistakes in their games, you should review these 10 shortest games. Many of them ended up with a checkmate, all under 12 moves. This is not a compilation of GM blunders as I presented in Top 10 Biggest Blunders Grandmasters Made at Chess, but rather a compilation of short games lost by the strong players.
Here it is, for you to judge.
Game 1: N. Tchinenoff – R. Maillard (Paris, 1925)
Game 2: R. Reti – S. Tartakower (Vienna, 1910)
Game 3: NN – Du Mont (1802)
Game 4: Molinari – Bordais (1979)
Game 5: C. Gurnhill – H. Banks (St. Louis, 1984)
Game 6: G. Greco – NN (1620)
Game 7: Deming – Cornell (Indiana, 1980)
Game 8: Barney – Mccrum (Dayton, 1969)
Game 9: D. Andreikin – S. Karjakin (Moscow, 2010)
Game 10: A. Zapata – V. Anand (Biel, 1988)
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