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Checkmate Grandmaster! - Winning In The Opening

Checkmate Grandmaster! - Winning In The Opening

Chess is a tricky game, even for the world's best. See if you can find the path to a quick mate against the best players of the past and today's top stars!
  • Checkmate Grandmaster - Andreikin vs Karjakin

    Former World Championship Challenger, Sergey Karjakin, is one of the best players in the world, but after one mistake in the 2010 World Blitz Championship, GM Dmitry Andreikin sacrificed his way to a quick checkmate!

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  • Checkmate Grandmaster - Johnston vs Marshall

    Frank Marshall was one of the top attackers of his day and challenged Lasker for the World Championship. However, in this game from 1899 it was the American amateur Sidney Johnston who dominated and won a brilliant victory!

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  • Checkmate Grandmaster - Nakamura vs Duda

    Hikaru Nakamura is one of the best blitz players on the planet. However, in this game played in the 2019 Speed Chess Championship, Jan-Krzysztof Duda sacrificed his queen twice to score a quick checkmate with the Black pieces!

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  • Checkmate Grandmaster - Cebalo vs Vasiukov

    Evgeni Andreyevich Vasiukov was a strong Russian Grandmaster. However, in the 2014 World Senior Championship, he took too many liberties in the opening against GM Miso Cebalo.

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  • Checkmate Grandmaster - Bronstein vs Geller

    Grandmasters David Bronstein and Efim Geller were both among the best attackers of their day. On this day, during the 1961 Soviet Championship, it was Bronstein striking first and winning a brilliant miniature.

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