Chess Master Vs. Chess Amateur

  • #1

    I am looking to find out some games in pgn/cbh  format played by GM's against substantially below rated players(say 1200-2000).The only games I found out is some 20 games played in ICC charity simul by anand few years ago.Is there any collection of games of simul/exibition/casual to have?

  • #2

    I'm sure there's a book out with that title. Also The Amatuer's Mind by Jeremy Silman has games with an IM v amatuers.

  • #3

    There's a book with that very title an it's exactly what you're looking for.

    It starts out with 1200 players and moves up to IM I think.

  • #4

    If you have Chessbase you can construct a filter.  When the filter screen comes up, select the rating range for the amateurs - say, 1600-2000 ELO for "One" player- and nothing else, just click "OK".  Then filter those results by setting the range at 2200-2800 for "One" again, and it should give you all the games with one master and one amateur.

    The Euwe & Kramer book Chess Master vs Chess Amateur is very good at illustrating the typical mistakes in thinking strong amateurs make.  They were one of the best writing teams in chess.

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