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American chess triumphs
Compiled by kostich in time

Back in the early seventies, the Informant published a book called Yugoslav Chess Triumphs. This collection is a modest contribution to a book that might be called "American Chess Triumphs"

A "fine" game.
Fine vs W Winter, 1936  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Prodigy vs. prodigy.
Reshevsky vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

Fines caro-kann brilliancy-with black
M Monticelli vs Fine, 1934 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

Der Kleine Capablanca-Kashdans greatest ending.
Kashdan vs Flohr, 1930 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 75 moves, 1-0

Kings Bishop pawn murder case.
Colle vs Kashdan, 1931 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

Denkers greatest game?
Szabo vs Denker, 1946 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 39 moves, 0-1

Pillsburys dramatic triumph
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1895 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury's greatest breakthrough
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury defeats the master of defense.
Pillsbury vs Maroczy, 1900 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury wins brilliantly, cheers ring for him
Pillsbury vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

marshall keeps Burn from lighting up
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Indian war dance
Marshall vs Burn, 1907 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Marshalls best-but second best to Reti
Marshall vs Bogoljubov, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Bobby crushes Geller-for once.
Fischer vs Geller, 1961 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 22 moves, 1-0

In Pillsburys style
L Christiansen vs Spassky, 1981 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Christiansen teaches Portisch a lesson
L Christiansen vs Portisch, 1981 
(A14) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Serawans perfect game.
Seirawan vs Timman, 1990 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Seirawan crushes Victor the terrible.
Korchnoi vs Seirawan, 1984 
(A09) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Seirawan beats the champ!
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 42 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky on the attack
Reshevsky vs J H Donner, 1966 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

"Vintage Reshevsky"-Bronstien
Reshevsky vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Reshevskys best game?
Keres vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 73 moves, 0-1

beats him like a child.
Marshall vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Out nimzos Nimzo
Nimzowitsch vs Marshall, 1928 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Bright spot of first radio match
I A Horowitz vs Flohr, 1945 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Geller gets Byrned
Geller vs D Byrne, 1955 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

R.Byrne at Leningrad 1973
Larsen vs Robert E Byrne, 1973 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Grandmaster from Oregon
Dake vs Alekhine, 1932 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 38 moves, 1-0

Grandmaster from Oregon, part 2
Dake vs C H Alexander, 1933
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 31 moves, 1-0

Herman beats Lajos
L Steiner vs H Steiner, 1931 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

Steiner thinks like a grandmaster.
Kotov vs H Steiner, 1946 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 72 moves, 0-1

steiners best game?
Golombek vs H Steiner, 1952
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

browne beats the magician
Tal vs Browne, 1975 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

Fine beats Botvinniks French at AVRO
Fine vs Botvinnik, 1938  
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 31 moves, 1-0

Fine at his most relentless
Fine vs Flohr, 1938 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

Fines crowning win at A.V.R.O
Fine vs Alekhine, 1938 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 46 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs Geller, 1967 
(E92) King's Indian, 73 moves, 1-0

strong enough to be a GM but...
Kupchik vs Bogoljubov, 1924 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Kupchick at Lake Hopatcong 1926
Kupchik vs Maroczy, 1926 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

another lost US GM
A Planinc vs Tarjan, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

a classic attack by Defirmian
de Firmian vs P Nikolic, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Two tough customers
Reshevsky vs Kotov, 1953 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 42 moves, 1-0

Browne beats Karpovs trainer
Furman vs Browne, 1975 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 56 moves, 0-1

Kashdan mates a future world champ.
Kashdan vs Euwe, 1932 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Big, big upset in Moscow.
M Pavey vs Keres, 1954 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 68 moves, 1-0

Evans plays a symphony
Larry Evans vs H Opsahl, 1950 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0

Evans beats the old master.
Euwe vs Larry Evans, 1951 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 39 moves, 0-1

Evans outplays the Piano player.
Taimanov vs Larry Evans, 1954 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 36 moves, 0-1

shoot the piano player
Taimanov vs Larry Evans, 1954 
(E50) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5, 55 moves, 0-1

'young man, you play well"
Fine vs Lasker, 1936  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

one-time prodigy beats G.O.M
Lasker vs Reshevsky, 1936 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Fine sacs his queen in the opening
Fine vs Gruenfeld, 1936 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 52 moves, 1-0

karpov loses to larry-and how!
L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

Fischers revenge.
Kholmov vs Fischer, 1967 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 32 moves, 0-1

Lombardy beats Korchnoi-defensively.
Korchnoi vs Lombardy, 1979 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 55 moves, 0-1

Forgotten man of US chess.
O Chajes vs Capablanca, 1916 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 66 moves, 1-0

Fischer outplays Donners two Bishops.
Fischer vs J H Donner, 1965 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 35 moves, 1-0

Bobbys queen is boss
Portisch vs Fischer, 1966 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Robert Byrne at his best
Kozomara vs Robert E Byrne, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Black magic
Zhe Quan vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 55 moves, 0-1

the great swindler
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

Lombardy triumphs at Toronto
M Gerusel vs Lombardy, 1957 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 18 moves, 0-1

Lombardy get brilliancy prize-from Marcos
Lombardy vs Quinteros, 1973 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Lombardys triumph against Spassky
Spassky vs Lombardy, 1960 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 0-1

Dake at Folkestone 1933
Dake vs M Luckis, 1933 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Another Christiansen brilliancy
Huebner vs L Christiansen, 1990
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 23 moves, 0-1

Reshevskys bolt from the blue..Bxf2!!
S Landau vs Reshevsky, 1937 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Reshevskys dancing knights
Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1936 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Bobby offers the lady to the Mongolian
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Smyslov runs out of checks.
Robert E Byrne vs Smyslov, 1976 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 37 moves, 1-0

Byrne burns the great Dane-again.
Robert E Byrne vs Larsen, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 52 moves, 1-0

Why did he have to catch syphilis?
Pillsbury vs Chigorin, 1895 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

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