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chess strategems ii - under construction
Compiled by gauer
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underpromote and skewer!
Janowski vs O Chajes, 1913 
(C49) Four Knights, 108 moves, 1-0

en passant = #
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

play the Sicilian - Czech Benoni style!
Tarrasch vs Muenchhoff, 1881 
(B27) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

pawn bulldozer
Tarrasch vs Schiffers, 1887
(C11) French, 54 moves, 1-0

double quartgrip in action
B Richter vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

french invasion
Tarrasch vs M Kuerschner, 1890 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

invading the stonewall
O C Mueller vs Tarrasch, 1890
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 75 moves, 0-1

well-hung Queen
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 13 moves, 1-0

leaping pieces
Tarrasch vs Sergel, 1891 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

crazy pawn formation move 22
W Paulsen vs Tarrasch, 1892 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 48 moves, 0-1

swarming pieces
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 28 moves, 1-0

attack plan in the KIA
Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1893 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 0-1

threats that are stronger than their execution
Tarrasch vs Chigorin, 1893 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1-0

another gem from Anderssen
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

interesting fortress constructed
E MacDonald vs W A T Schelfhout, 1912
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

sideline discovery leads to double-mate
F A Hoffmann vs Alexander Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

beautiful mating combo
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

king hunt
Chigorin vs Zukertort, 1883 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

kasparov's immortal
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

another fischer queen sac
Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

sac the Queen and build a windmill
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

brussel routs
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

self-block
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

an untouchable Queen for a King to sleep with
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

rolling pawn-roller
A Brinckmann vs Kmoch, 1927 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

domination of a running army at move 25 - court-yard dissection
Kolisch vs Anderssen, 1861 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

poisoned Queen leaps across pawn front for Opera mate
Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

ram open the castle doors!
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

offer the Bishop to sack the lady
I E Morovic-Fernandez vs Beliavsky, 1985 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 36 moves, 1-0

submariner attack sinks Russian fleet - watch pawns flee deck
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

sac the Queen, call in the siege
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

move 30: Queenside Pawn monomochromy battle
Anand vs Svidler, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 1-0

battering ram knocking at the gate
W Paulsen vs Gunsberg, 1883 
(C22) Center Game, 51 moves, 0-1

shooting the piano player
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

tower-trap
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

evergreen echo
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

zugzwang
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

the sorcerer's apprentice
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

a Queen for the King
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

juggernaut! 22 Qf2 Qh3+ 23 Kg1 Re1+!! 24 Rxe1 Bxd4 - Fischer
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

charge of the light brigade
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886  
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

pretty pawn-roller combination
Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

a Rubinstein brilliancy prize
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

cambridge springs springs an attack
Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1910 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

breakthrough
Pillsbury vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Holmes encounters Moriarty
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

Lasker invades with the Rook
Lasker vs Blackburne, 1899 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

windmill
Carlos Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury's bulldozer
Pillsbury vs Schiffers, 1898 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

stop, drop, and roll, my lady
NN vs de Riviere, 1867 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

sparkling Perrier
J Perrier vs F J Wellmuth, 1917  
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

fortress
Morphy vs S Boden, 1859 
(C45) Scotch Game, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

return of the black death
Blackburne vs NN, 1898 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Bauer imprisoned
Englisch vs J Bauer, 1890 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 53 moves, 1-0

Immortal Correspondence Game candidate!?
N Johansson-Tegelman vs R Rey Ardid, 1933 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 47 moves, 1-0

the sound of Organ Pipes
Yurtaev vs Carlsen, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

mating pattern: a Tarrasch echo
Blackburne vs J M Hanham, 1889  
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

a dandy! fork, double attack, x-ray
M D Tseitlin vs E Dizdarevic, 1999 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

pin and counter-pin
V Makogonov vs Chekhover, 1937 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

the pin drops
Blackburne vs A G Howard, 1862  
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 1-0

leaping Queen grabs King from across pawn chain again
I A Horowitz vs NN, 1939 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Queen sac to bring on R + N mate
Janowski vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Alekhine visits the mill
Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

Morphy the millwright
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

passed pawn power in chess
Philidor vs NN, 1749 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

lateral ram takes aim at base of the black fortress
Fedorowicz vs Joel Benjamin, 1976 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

x-ray vision
Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Fischer sacks the Queen
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Immortal Blockade
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

pin and win
Maroczy vs Charousek, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

33 Be4! wins; instead, 33 ... Qg4!! - The Tables Turned, poetic
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

prying open the barricade - 13 ... Bh3!
Harmonist vs Burn, 1887 
(C14) French, Classical, 18 moves, 0-1

double B sac fails? repair with echo double B sac theme!
Burn vs Owen, 1884 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

unplayed 24 Qe6 - Nowotny theme! - chose to announce #6 instead
Loyd vs Charles Caldwell Moore, 1853 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

N + R team up to trot across the fence
C Golmayo vs Loyd, 1867 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 0-1

theme: unguarded guard
Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 1996 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 60 moves, 1-0

four exchange sacks in one game
R Zelcic vs V K Neverov, 2001 
(B53) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

a possible end: 31 Na3 Qxa3+ 32 bxa3 b2+ 33 Ka2 b1Q#
Svidler vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

44 ... Kh8 45 Nf7+ Kg8 46 Nxh6++ Kh8 47 Qg8+ Rxg8 48 Nf7#
Topalov vs Bareev, 2004 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 1-0

46 Kb4 Rh4 47 Rf4 - theme: unguarded guard
J Norri vs G Borgo, 2001 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

echo of Reti's mate
Dutch vs J N Sugden, 1964 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 11 moves, 0-1

Reti's mating pattern
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

echo of Reti's mate again
Tal vs D Ramos, 1991 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

never resign!
M Mitkov vs V Georgiev, 2001 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 0-1

14 ... Qxd4? - buried! Piket avoid Kasparov's line, but loses
Kasparov vs Piket, 1995 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

triple-double - basketball? no! chess? yes!
I Cheparinov vs A Stefanova, 2005 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 155 moves, 1-0

another triple-double
Loewenthal vs Harrwitz, 1853 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

a platoon triplet seeks one road in favour of another
A Stefanova vs E Repkova, 1996 
(A48) King's Indian, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

avalanche
Mamedyarov vs S Volkov, 2006 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

resignation in a drawn position
Klinova vs D Spence, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

lasso first, then tighten the net
Carlsen vs Bareev, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

theme: steel King
Stellwagen vs Wang Hao, 2005
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 43 moves, 1-0

19 ... Nh2! - computer variation
Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

attack the man wearing the epaulettes
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

13 ... Nxg4? would be half-pinned by 14 Rdg1, if black eyes h6
Fischer vs Robatsch, 1962 
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 1-0

36...Nxe5 37 Rxe6 Nxd3 threat: Nf4+ or 38 Rxh6+? gxh6+
Korchnoi vs G van der Stricht, 2003 
(C01) French, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

((B + 5*P) > (2*R))
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

avalanche of pawns
F J Lee vs H Shoosmith, 1904 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

trap-set: 22 Qg4 -> looking-glass parries; 24 d6 eyes weak rank
Van Wely vs J Delemarre, 2003 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

steel King
F Konings vs T Batceceg, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

Opera-house game
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

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