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chess strategems i - under construction
Compiled by gauer
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Below I have attempted to provide a few of the strategic axioms of chess (il)logic.

I wonder whether the computers are attempting to read and understand, or if they still even rely on their human masters to do so little as to even attempt to update their books as new opening improvements or refutations come in. Perhaps these are areas where our silicone friends can spend some time on!?

As for our human friends, does my arithmetic and logic work out, or are these examples really the exception, rather than the norm, to the general principle?

battery encasing the King? unpin to win
Duras vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C11) French, 49 moves, 1-0

overload + deflection + diversion + interference -> obstruction
Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

strange pawn formation, move 31 - great B valve at move 43
J Mason vs Winawer, 1882 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 1-0

(advanced pawns) -> (quartgrip en passant = amplified)
Kudrin vs R Douven, 1989 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 51 moves, 1-0

((R on open file + Q on 6th) + R on 7th) -> win, lose or draw?!
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

((2R sacrifices + fluid diagonals) -> kingside demolition)
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

(B pair rake + Q + open lines) > 2R + Q lateral line control
Hromadka vs Tarrasch, 1922 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 27 moves, 1-0

(active B outpost + K storm of Fort Hein) = coronation
Morphy vs G Salmon, 1858  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 49 moves, 1-0

tripling converts initiative to finish with squeeze = mate
Janowski vs Steinitz, 1895  
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 24 moves, 1-0

((good B > bad N), R activity) -> sacrifice for advancement
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

(anchored passer + promotion sacrifice + loaded cannons) = mate
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

(Rs on open files > Rs on ranks) -> castle crumbles on King
E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

(N outpost -> closed file) > (Q outpost -> trapped blockader)
Nimzowitsch vs Leonhardt, 1911  
(C49) Four Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

(diagonal undermined + raking Rooks) -> lost line control
Tarrasch vs K A Walbrodt, 1895 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

((open (ranks, files) + activity) -> favourable attack)
N Katishonok vs H Gulbis, 1989 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Q deflection + long diagonal = king hunt
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

((Q sacrifice + windmill + blockade) vs inactivity) -> burial
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

(space + 2*(R + B) + line control) > (Q + B + N)
Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

(x-ray vision Q + incredible leaping R) -> K cornered in castle
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

breakthrough + fork threats = demolition, hastening pawns
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

((line opening -> central grip) -> space advantage) -> mate
Morphy vs Richard Dawson, 1859  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

(poisonous pieces + clamp) -> claim of crown jewels
Tarrasch vs Mendelson, 1879 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

(lay anchor + load the cannons) -> a Captain boards Evergreen
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

spacious stonewall, diagonal rake, open file > slow pawn-roller
Breyer vs J Esser, 1917  
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

(maximum piece exertation + (Q + R) sacrifice) -> checkmating
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

(stonewall attack + piece support) > (offside promotion threat)
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1895 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

(sacrifice of 2*(N + B)) -> checkmating investment
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

mystery R luft + closed pawn gate -> steamrolled stonewall
Kupchik vs Capablanca, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

((pawn-roller + 2R + Q vs K) + closed mobility) > 2 passers
Pillsbury vs E Delmar, 1893 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

tower, gargoyle eyes south-east lines, twin winged beast looms
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

((B valve on R battery, N support + activity sack) -> 0-1)? no!
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

(pieces en prise + open files + offside Q) -> (windmill + mate)
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

(P phalanx + flag-bearing K) -> ((B + N) march + K crusade)
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

maximum piece communication + pawn wall demolition = win
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

cavalry crosses infantry line -> leap for the crown capture
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

loss of time at move 30 -> win at move 70
J Mason vs Bird, 1882 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 70 moves, 1-0

(raking B pair + centralized N) -> unopposed central pawn wall
F Deacon vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

(sentry = (centralized knights + siege towers)) -> invasion
Steinitz vs F Deacon, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

(Q sacrifice + piece phalanx) -> (Evergreen echo, K ensnared)
Prince Dadian vs Boutourlin, 1883  
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

(open centre file + uncastled K) -> (x-ray, pin, checkmate)
Prince Dadian vs M Bitcham, 1892 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

(R x-ray, passed connectors) -> (deflection + decoy)
Chigorin vs B Yankovich, 1899 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

pin + counter-pin = discovery cross-mate, Polish Immortal style
Jaenisch vs Shumov, 1850 
(B20) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

(central space cramp + diagonal leverage) -> (B valve + Q trap)
D Hermann vs Charousek, 1896 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

pawn shield demolition -> #8
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

triple-cross-cross-pin
A Bannik vs Cherepkov, 1961 
(B44) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Rapunzel lets down her hair -> receives rescue from captivity
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

shackled King
Botvinnik vs G A Thomas, 1936 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 69 moves, 1-0

Rs, Bs, Q batteries x-ray King's Pawn shield, imprisoning K
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

king marching, pawns blitzing -> obsolete bishop campaign
A Pokorny vs Hromadka, 1926  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

another Janowsky gem
J Mieses vs Janowski, 1900 
(C26) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

massive Ns + Rs battery
Bird vs J Mason, 1876 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

clerical trade -> crusading knight cavalry escorts queen to war
C H Capon vs J O H Taylor, 1873 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

(outposts on open file + (Q + R) sacrifice) -> discovered mate
M Hewitt vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

don't fence me in -> on wrong side of the fence
Piket vs R Douven, 1988 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 43 moves, 0-1

(R+2N+3P >= Q+B+P)!? -> (activity >= material compensation)
Janowski vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Roman goddesses pick ripe apples at temple, shaking!?
K Kokolias vs F Sigalas, 2005 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

an early death to a dead position -> overweight stalemate!
J Hohmeister vs T Frank, 1993 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

(open file + aggressive R battery) -> kingside invasion
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

classical kingside attack in action => queenside mating net
La Bourdonnais vs L S Lecrivain, 1837 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

(a leap across the pawn shield -> open lines) -> checkmate
Alatortsev vs Smyslov, 1942 
(E70) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

the great pawn wall
V Liublinsky vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

early history of the King's gambit
Michelet vs Kieseritzky, 1845 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

framed!
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1928 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

skewered!
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

gargoyle perch at e5 -> lock the jail, throw out prison key c5
Maroczy vs H Suechting, 1905  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Q + R, 5 passers, triplets & connectors -> steam-roller
Carlos Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Q + R battery, parading horses -> royal party leaps the fence
Kevitz vs Marshall, 1937  
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 25 moves, 0-1

(defensive N sack + offensive Q sack) -> correspondence win
G Sanakoev vs K H Maeder, 1978 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 64 moves, 0-1

(pawn-ram rolls, trampling N joust) -> (B + R guillotine drops)
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

[All (K's: horses, men), ~( -> 1-0)] -> grab loose QKt-P, draw?
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

gambit: (P & Q) -> gift: (initiative, development, mating net)
Schiffers vs Nolde, 1872 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

cavalry ropes K, taken to tower walls, Q executioner awaits
Blackburne vs Mr. L, 1886  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

down an Exchange? offer another N; a Q, too? for Black: Death!
Blackburne vs Smith, 1882  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

"wild horses keep draggin' me away" -> knight-mare at the mill
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

strategic transposition from Queen's Gambit to Goring is = !?
Kaidanov vs S Kriventsov, 2006 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

(frontal P leverage, ramming room, B sac) > diagonal P leverage
K Havasi vs Breyer, 1917 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

piece outposts, safe Ps > max line communication + co-operation
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

active stonewall > (trapped R + B, blocked c5 offside majority)
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

B pair lead P post advance -> active lines from active defence
Janowski vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

the power of the battery
Vidmar vs Yates, 1922 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

offside majority rolls onwards
G Nagy vs Przepiorka, 1925 
(A15) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Q vs minor pieces, Q sac = sufficient activity?!
Lasker vs L Parke, 1902 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

opera-house echo? heard 3 years previous - spoooky...
Dubois vs Duke Karl / Casabianca / Preti, 1855 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

another King's Gambit
J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

the great escape
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

fantastic P storm by Philidor
Andrew Smith vs Philidor, 1790 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

possible Q sac in stone-wall leads to decisive threats, results
Sultan Khan vs H K Mattison, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

stonewall! (strong pawn tension at move 25)
Janowski vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

diagonal power + piece communication
Vidmar vs Tartakower, 1922  
(A84) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0

evan's gambit declined, deferred
Horwitz vs Staunton, 1845 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

windmill
Falkbeer vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C25) Vienna, 30 moves, 1-0

more leaping pieces mate a king
NN vs Blackburne, 1871  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

queen sac for knight scissors mate
Loyd vs S Rosenthal, 1867 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 1-0

pretty attack by Blackburne - blindfold
Blackburne vs W R Ballard, 1871 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

massive pawn wave
Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 0-1

vienna game, queenside pawn formation
New York vs Philadelphia, 1886 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

((pin -> outpost) -> imprisonment) -> the Birchbeer cross
Birchbeer vs NN, 1995 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

pawn fortress at move 22
Janowski vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Q sacrifice + open file -> cornered K
J Smith vs G H Derrickson, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

(B sacrifice + ((6P + Q) vs (P + R + N))) -> French fort falls
Pillsbury vs Marshall, 1897 
(C13) French, 39 moves, 1-0

beat down the french wall
Pillsbury vs Maroczy, 1900 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1-0

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