As you will see underneath, even the best of the best make mistakes. You can try for yourself to find the correct moves, which Grandmasters missed:
|Aronian - Kamsky, round 4; 1-0|
Should Black exchange the knights?
|Carlsen - Aronian, round 3; 1-0|
Would you capture with the king or with the knight on g2?
|Caruana - Carlsen, round 4; 1/2|
Should White play for a win or not?
Probably influenced by Carlsen's presence, Caruana missed his chances in the above diagram. Black's last move was 29...Rh8, optically threatening to enter on the 2nd rank and disturb white's pawns. Therefore, Caruana played 30.Kg2 in order to prevent that, overlooking 30.f5!, the most logical and ambitious continuation.
|Caruana - Van Wely, round 6; 1/2|
How should white take the deserved point?
Instead of capturing on f6, Caruana could have played 36.Rxh6 fxe5 37.Rh7+ Kd6 38.Rb7 exf4 39.g6 with a decisive advantage.
|Gelfand - Nakamura, round 6; 0-1|
White lost in just one move! Are things that bad?
|Giri - Kamsky, round 6; 1-0|
How should Black react to the a4 check?
In the initial position, 17...Kf8 would have been a completely different story.
|Radjabov - Navara, round 3; 1-0|
The black knight is attacked. What would you play?
|Topalov - Ivanchuk, round 6; 1/2|
Which is the correct plan for white?
|Bruzon - Cmilyte, round 6; 1-0|
Black's last move was 42...Nc5. Should we accept the offer?
|Bruzon - Motylev, round 3, 1/2|
How should Black proceed?
|Harikrishna - Lahno, round 2; 1-0|
How can black hold a draw?
|l'Ami - Vocaturo, round 3; 1-0|
Black can hold a draw. How?
In the game, the defensive plan was not precise and white correctly punished it: 41...Rb2? 42.Ra6 Rb5 43.e3 Kg7 44.h4 gxh4 45.gxh4 Rc5 46.Kf4 with a technically winning endgame.
The correct way was: 41...Ra3! 42.e3 Ra4! right on time to push g4 in the next move. White cannot make any further progress and the game would have ended in a draw.
|Sipke - Harika, round 2; 1/2|
What would you play with White?
|Sipke - l'Ami, round 4; 1-0|
Isn't black winning?!
|Vocaturo - Cmilyte, round 2; 1-0|
How would you asses the position
and what would you play with black?
With 25...Bf6 the game would have ended in a draw after 26.Nxf6 Rxe1 27.Nxh5+ gxh5 28.Qg5 and white has nothing more than a perpetual.
|Brandenburg - Grover, round 3; 1/2|
How would you win this with white?
As you might have noticed, White has a devastating advantage; 57.a5 would be enough, just pushing the pawn into a queen. Brandenburg instead, complicated his life by playing...57.Rc4?? the moment when his opponent could have been sent from hell straight into heaven! From a plus 5 estimation with an engine, the new move turned the conclusion into a minus 5! 10 points difference on the scale with just one move; but the human mind is not a cold blooded machine...after being lost for many moves it's not that easy to switch immediately and spot out the chances, especially if they are well hidden.
Black could have won with 57...Qe1!! where white cannot defend properly the mating threats with Ne3, Qh4 or g3 etc. But, as you know, Black returned the favour, played 57...Rxc4 58.Nxc4 Qe1 59.Qxd5 Qg3 and the game ended peacefully.
|Goudriaan - Ootes, round 3; 1-0|
How would you punish Be6, black's last move?
|Grover - Paehtz, round 2; 1-0|
Do you see the win for white?
|Haast - Goudriaan, round 2; 1/2|
This is the moment when the players agreed a draw.
Was that correct from white, to accept the offer?
|Ootes - Danielian, round 4; 1-0|
Black's last move was Qa5. How would you punish it?
|Paehtz - Brandenburg, round 6; 1/2|
On which square would you give a check with black?
|Paehtz - Tikkanen, round 1; 0-1|
White played here 36.Be6. Was that good or not?
36...Rxf3! 37.Rxf3 Rg1+ 38.Ka2 Rc1 black is winning.
|Tikkanen - Brandenburg, round 2; 1/2|
Can you win with black?
On move 84, black missed the winning moment and played 84..b3? where after 85.Bd1 black has to lose a lot of tempis to bring his king and push the pawns.
Instead, 84...c3! would have led to a win, white doesn't have enough time to take the g7 pawn under good circumstances.
There are so many more examples...that's why chess is a great game to follow. We will never get bored!