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Les Prix de Beauté aux Echecs (I)
Compiled by Sleeping kitten
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François Le Lionnais was a French chemical engineer, mathematician, poet. He was also a chess amateur who wrote a nice book called "Les Prix de Beauté aux Echecs" (Beauty Prize at Chess).

The Knights of the Apocalypse
Bird vs J Mason, 1876 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

The warden of the two towers
L T Haller vs A H Robbins, 1884 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

The torment of Tantalus
Kitson vs G Tatnall, 1884 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 1-0

Without title
J N Berger vs Taubenhaus, 1885 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 74 moves, 0-1

Little game, great hazards.
Gunsberg vs E Schallopp, 1886 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

"Rien ne sert de courir, il faut partir à point" La Fontaine
Taubenhaus vs Burn, 1886 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 32 moves, 0-1

The knife in the wound
Schiffers vs Harmonist, 1887 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 1-0

Exploiting little weaknesses
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1889 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

The wit blows where it wants.
Max Weiss vs W Pollock, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Harassment
Bird vs N Miniati, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Waving a magic wand
Taubenhaus vs E Schallopp, 1890 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Into the breach
Bird vs Gossip, 1891 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Diplomatic struggle
S Sittenfeld vs Janowski, 1892 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

The prey for the shade
J Mieses vs Blackburne, 1892  
(C26) Vienna, 34 moves, 0-1

Position play in a romantic gambit
C Pierce vs Walter Bennett, 1894
(C25) Vienna, 35 moves, 1-0

Accurate calculation
Walter Bennett vs D F Sheldon, 1894 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 26 moves, 1-0

Finished symphony
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Mysteries of the Milky Way
Tarrasch vs K A Walbrodt, 1895 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Miracle or calculation ?
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

Victory of optimism
Janowski vs G Marco, 1896 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

For the lovers of complication
J Mieses vs Janowski, 1896
(C00) French Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

It looks like Janowski !
A Zinkl vs Metger, 1897 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

A failure in the armour
Lipke vs Janowski, 1898 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Methodically
G Marco vs Burn, 1898 
(C14) French, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

When world champions fight
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1899 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

An unpleasant surprise
Lasker vs Blackburne, 1899 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Mieses's favourite
J Mieses vs Janowski, 1900 
(C26) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

A tale of One thousand and one nights
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

A tight game
G Marco vs J Mieses, 1901 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 30 moves, 0-1

Bristol and Loyd
J Mieses vs J Mason, 1901 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

Trench warfare
J Mason vs Janowski, 1902 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 65 moves, 1-0

The art of attack
Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1902 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 45 moves, 1-0

The two thieves
J Mieses vs Marshall, 1902
(C25) Vienna, 54 moves, 1-0

Black magic
Reggio vs J Mieses, 1903 
(B40) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury at home
Pillsbury vs H Wolf, 1903 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Invitation to attack
Marshall vs Maroczy, 1903 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

Opportunity makes a thief
Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Schlechterian harmonies
Schlechter vs G Marco, 1904 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

The temerity punished
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1904 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

The Shabbat
Chigorin vs Janowski, 1904 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 43 moves, 0-1

An iron hand in a velvet glove
Janowski vs Tarrasch, 1905 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Fresh ideas
Marshall vs Burn, 1905 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 1-0

Idea and matter
Schlechter vs Janowski, 1905 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Blackmail with mate
Teichmann vs Chigorin, 1905 
(A84) Dutch, 27 moves, 1-0

Short but good
Alapin vs Marshall, 1905 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Mines and counter-mines
J Mieses vs Von Bardeleben, 1905 
(C13) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Merciless duel
O Bernstein vs Janowski, 1905 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 52 moves, 1-0

Electrifying the chessboard
J Mieses vs J Moeller, 1906 
(B01) Scandinavian, 46 moves, 1-0

An attack by Perlis
J Perlis vs Salwe, 1906 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Entanglement
Swiderski vs Spielmann, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

The uncomfortable residences
Reggio vs A E Post, 1906
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

A deadly pawn roller
Blackburne vs W John, 1906 
(C47) Four Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

The Day of the Dupes
H Wolf vs W John, 1906 
(C10) French, 42 moves, 1-0

The Walpurgis Night
Duras vs Teichmann, 1906 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 1-0

A marshall's baton in the cartridge pouch
Burn vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1906 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

The lover of combinations
Janowski vs Salwe, 1906 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

The roller
Swiderski vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

The art of the sailors
Duras vs H Wolf, 1906 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

The air is pure, the road is wide.
Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Jiu-jitsu
Duras vs Spielmann, 1907 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 1-0

Between the anvil and the hammer
J Perlis vs J Mieses, 1907 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 0-1

A flawed beauty
Tartakower vs Maroczy, 1907 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 57 moves, 0-1

Penelope's web
Janowski vs J N Berger, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

A well defended fortress
Leonhardt vs E Schallopp, 1907 
(C58) Two Knights, 30 moves, 1-0

A power-hammer for a nutshell
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

A sharp fight
Duras vs H Suechting, 1908 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

The tiger is lying in wait
Janowski vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

A muddled tangle
H Rosenfeld vs Marshall, 1909 
(C59) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

The three enchanted lines
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

In Memoriam Morphy
F Lazard vs A Gibaud, 1909 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

From one weakness to another
Leonhardt vs Tarrasch, 1910 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

The king looks for a refuge
Gunsberg vs Reti, 1911 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Wrong objective
Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1911 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

A big-cat fight
Duras vs E Cohn, 1911 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

An opening mistake
Schlechter vs Leonhardt, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

The winged pawn
O Chajes vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

The punishment of the passiveness
E Cohn vs Burn, 1911 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

"Qui trop embrasse mal étreint" (French proverb)
Tartakower vs Burn, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Spielmann's favourite
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1911  
(C49) Four Knights, 37 moves, 1-0

A lightning raid
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

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