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chess strategems iii - under construction
Compiled by gauer
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does the Duke escape? possibly, yes, but - no!
Duke Karl / Count Casabianca vs Kolisch, 1859 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

magnetic majors
A Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

magnetic majors of opposite polarity; score = opposite(optimum)
Sax vs Smejkal, 1977 
(C45) Scotch Game, 41 moves, 1-0

juggernaut!
Prince Dadian vs Kogan, 1902 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

sixty-two legal moves -> superior mobility at time-control
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

congestion
Ivanchuk vs J Radulski, 2002
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

silent R sac + passive Q sac = win for black
Movsesian vs Sutovsky, 2002 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 0-1

point: if 24 Rxd2 Bf3+ 25 Bxf3 Qf1 mate
R Janssen vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

27 ... Rxg2+ may have won quicker
Lasker vs Loman, 1903 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

deflection
S Kapnisis vs L Vajda, 2001 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 61 moves, 1-0

capture all three soldiers to continue: 58...Rxe4 59 Bh6 Re7!
M Gurevich vs H Happel, 2001
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 64 moves, 1-0

15 e6!
J D Tisdall vs G Lee, 1981 
(B40) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

defensive fork
Anand vs Kramnik, 2001
(B32) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

a stalemate missed: 55...Rxh5 56 Ra5+ Kb4 57 Rxh5
Shirov vs Morozevich, 2001 
(C11) French, 73 moves, 1-0

or 60...Rh2+ 61 Kf3 Rxb2 stalemate
O Bernstein vs Smyslov, 1946 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

family threats and family executions
A Caoili vs Epishin, 2000 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

double-pin -> again the Birchbeer cross
Sochor vs L van Damme, 1974 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Birchbeer cross: double-pin, win, bishop rake mate threat looms
K Hjortstam vs Genestier, 1995 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 21 moves, 1-0

a decoy wins its epaulettes
Van Wely vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

dually-pinned knight; black has chances with 36...Rxh2+ & Qd6
Timman vs Topalov, 2001 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Q sac saves the perpetual
Kasparov vs Anand, 2001 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

33...Qf4+! escapes Shirov, since 43 Kc7 Qh7! is drawn
Shirov vs Fedorov, 2001 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

phalanx of the Commons
B Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

45...Be5 - unguarded guard; 55...Rg3+ - decoy probes mobility
J Berkvens vs L van Beek, 2000 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 57 moves, 0-1

dim knight on rim, but cornered knight was forewarner'd
Reshevsky vs G N Treysman, 1938 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

super-king: a man of steel - and Steinitz Gambit brilliancy
R Steel vs NN, 1886 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

clearance sac deflects, escorts the passer or decoys the K away
R Beyen vs Filip, 1971 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

steel King in the corner
J van Ruitenburg vs S Castellani, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

steel King
Anand vs Khalifman, 2000 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 1-0

polygamy
Z Mackic vs A Maksimenko, 1994 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 51 moves, 0-1

all the kings' horsies can't put humpty-dumpty together again
Szabo vs Ivkov, 1964 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 93 moves, 0-1

forked!
L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

forked!
G Norman vs Vidmar, 1925 
(E61) King's Indian, 19 moves, 0-1

forking!
Ljubojevic vs Timman, 1978 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

36...Bg1
Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

a Dutch Evergreen Immortal
C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Overprotection Game
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

a mobilized wall to crush the sappers
Capablanca vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 49 moves, 1-0

(space + N outposts + line control) -> choke-hold win
Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Djinni in a bottle
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

a Karpov Immortal?!
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

four knights stationed to guard a Spanish Fortress
H Wolf vs Rubinstein, 1922 
(C49) Four Knights, 60 moves, 0-1

the Wyvill structure fortress
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Open Fortress
J Sefc vs Petrosian, 1957 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 96 moves, 0-1

with threats of a Queen's being mated
N Mannheimer vs Nimzowitsch, 1930  
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

choosing the correct open lines to control
Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1969 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 60 moves, 1-0

The Other Immortal Zugzwang Game
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

an early Spanish battle-plan begins a trench warfare regrouping
Gunsberg vs Chigorin, 1890 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

don't swim across the moat; use the draw-bridge instead
MacChess vs Bronstein, 1997 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 60 moves, 0-1

nice ending
Smyslov vs Goglidze, 1939 
(B83) Sicilian, 80 moves, 1-0

Q+Ps+unopposed Bs = win
Smejkal vs Karpov, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 72 moves, 0-1

the good, the bad and the ugly
C Sandipan vs Koneru, 2006 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 82 moves, 1-0

breakthrough
Capablanca vs A G Conde, 1919 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 46 moves, 1-0

battle of the bishops
Granda Zuniga vs Leitao, 2004 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

here comes the cavalry
L'Ami vs A Blees, 2006
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Q & B vs their mirror images
M Surtees vs B Lalic, 2006 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 41 moves, 0-1

Q decoy withdrawls a piercing Bayonet
Ftacnik vs O Cvitan, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

Female Domination by Triangulation -> Outflank by Q, not K
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Trojan horse
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

another Djinni trapped in a bottle
Bareev vs Piket, 2000 
(A25) English, 40 moves, 1-0

sizzling Fried Liver
Polerio vs Domenico, 1610 
(C57) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

trapped R leads to x-ray of Q, defending, and regaining a B
Tkachiev vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(A15) English, 23 moves, 1-0

theme: demolition and bulldoze
Brzozka vs Bronstein, 1963 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 70 moves, 0-1

sac: 18 Nc6; Nowotny: 26 d7
Kholmov vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

double-barrelled shotgun
K Bischoff vs J Nogueiras, 1998 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 40 moves, 1-0

passed passer pairs must be pushed
Gligoric vs Stein, 1962 
(E70) King's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

steel king fortifies his castle
T Espig vs G Moehring, 1973 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

decoy x-ray
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Good Bs and Bad Bs
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

pinning a R to activate a N
H Olafsson vs J Levitt, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

royal rule reaches to the corners
K Panczyk vs M Schurade, 1978 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

18 ... Ra3!
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

cross-pin x-ray
Tal vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1966 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

Trojan horse
Timman vs Kasparov, 1985 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

communications interference
L Aronson vs Tal, 1957 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 36 moves, 0-1

The promotion of Sir Lancelot
Kotov vs Keres, 1950 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

arrest of a King charged with endeavouring one affair too many
S Robovic vs Van Wely, 1992 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Knights and Bishops on a Crusade
V Malinin vs V Savinov, 1988 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

guarding the K to promote the pawn or fork the royals
A Hollis vs F Baumbach, 1973 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

on sacking her highness, ghost of the cavalry returns to mate
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Queen in the corner
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

fear not the promotion ceremony - the R and check are poison
Keres vs D Byrne, 1972 
(D94) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

strategic plans of the king's Indian Defence -> counter-attack!
Krogius vs Stein, 1960 
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

windmill
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

interference valve -> uncorked via Bf7
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

sac the towers and march the pawns
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 47 moves, 0-1

Super-Nezh!
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

B powerhouse
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

swarming pieces
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

nice work from Tal
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Nunn better
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

importance of the luft, and cross-skewer
D Pedzich vs Shirov, 1990 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

another beauty brought to us by Charousek
Charousek vs M Porges, 1896 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Russian simplifications
Browne vs Bisguier, 1974 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

24 d5!
Stoltz vs H Steiner, 1952 
(A21) English, 34 moves, 1-0

nice mate
B Burt vs Blackburne, 1869  
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

penetration of the g-spot
Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Immobilized!
J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

deep combination
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

pawn structure at move 26 - trios in action again
J Mieses vs M Brody, 1908 
(C28) Vienna Game, 39 moves, 1-0

perpetual check on the checkerboard
S Von Freymann vs I Rabinovich, 1934 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

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