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chess strategems iv - under construction
Compiled by gauer
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old Benoni
Riumin vs I Rabinovich, 1934 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Winawer line-piece ending
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 67 moves, 0-1

check and counter-mate
Alekhine vs A Popovic, 1930 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Frankenstein & the Count go chasing windmills
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

World Championship Excitement
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 0-1

The Pearl of Zandvoort
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

chess as a struggling fight
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(B57) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

kingside wedge cascades into motion
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 61 moves, 1-0

Kasparov & Karpov learn the Spanish Breyer: 26 Bb3!
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 56 moves, 1-0

Kieseritzski's Long Whip
Kieseritzky vs I Calvi, 1842 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

2 pawns prepare promotion by attacking knights in retreat
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

point the pieces to h8 and win
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

R pillar disappears for blockade, but 5 Ps charge the edge
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

demolition theme: 22 g5!; 28 Nexf6+!
Bronstein vs I Nowak, 1976 
(B40) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian pawn storm: Spanish style!
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

the Sorcerer and his Apprentice
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

19 Qxe4!
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

Bishops and triplets -> equality?!
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

outposts on the stone walls for all the noble Dutch knights
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(A91) Dutch Defense, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

failure of the breakthrough where x marked the spot
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

a Scotch counter-attack in the Slav, where c6 aids a b5 thrust
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

accept the gambit pawn to gain the offside majority
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1934 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

forced play for the win loses the draw
Lasker vs Schlechter, 1910  
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 71 moves, 1-0

a Hedgehog poisons a pawn and springs a trap
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

27 ... Rxf4!
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

early Chigorin Attack Plan
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 0-1

Lasker weakens the Kingside, opening the files to the King
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908  
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

great middlegame leads to exciting endgame
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

a new Spanish Attack Plan: f4
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1897 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

six pawns on four consecutive files
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 58 moves, 1-0

a Greek Gift puts the attacker in zugzwang
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

breaking down the barracks
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 51 moves, 0-1

touch-move
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

decoy
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

interesting Haxo Gambit
Schlechter vs G Nyholm, 1914 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Yates Attack
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

Spanish Mackenzie Attack
Mackenzie vs H Hosmer, 1871 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 1-0

the Monster variation: Frankenstein vs Count Dracula
T Wibe vs D Bryson, 1984 
(C27) Vienna Game, 32 moves, 0-1

strategical masterpiece in Rs + Ps vs Rs + Ps ending
Janowski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 78 moves, 0-1

a clash of Titans
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

cross-pin abandoned
Spielmann vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

30 ... Bxf4!
Riumin vs Botvinnik, 1935 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

a Cuban attempt at parrying the French-European system
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 64 moves, 1-0

dangerous tactical ending from a Slav/Grunfeld/Caro-Kan Complex
F Bohatirchuk vs Levenfish, 1935
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

17 Rxc6!
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

strength of the passed pawn
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Game
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

young Capablanca
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

to catch a lady
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Lasker introduces the Sicilian
Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 35 moves, 1-0

the Italian receives a correspondence test
Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

attacking with the Grunfeld
H W Russner vs C Walcker, 1942 
(D85) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 0-1

windmill!
T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

infiltration of a knight and pair of rooks
Szabo vs Fischer, 1970 
(A36) English, 37 moves, 0-1

see-saw
J McConnell vs Steinitz, 1886  
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

threatening a windmill
De Oliveira / Kiss vs Reti / L Vianna, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

windmill
J Brach Sr vs J R von Pessler, 1910 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

5 ... Bxf2!
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

33 Rxg7+
Blackburne vs Lipschutz, 1889  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

4 Qb3!?
F Bethge vs Legal, 1930 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Orthodox Defence
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

15 Rb1!
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B06) Robatsch, 45 moves, 1-0

31 Qf5!
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

great attack
Reshevsky vs Mecking, 1967 
(E96) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line, 71 moves, 1-0

sack for the draw
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

clash of Champions
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 34 moves, 1-0

N sack leads to R+B battery
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 1-0

play the King's Gambit declined
Winawer vs E Rousseau, 1867 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 0-1

9 ... Qe7
Y Rusakov vs B Verlinsky, 1947 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

finesse: 40 ... Rc3
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858  
(A84) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

a MacDonnell Gambit
Morphy vs J Freeman, 1858  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

23 Nxd5!
Morphy vs W Potier, 1858  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kranped
Morphy vs C Bierwirth, 1858  
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

a grip on the French
Morphy vs Worrall, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 28 moves, 1-0

without a rook the Evans Gambit continues
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 1-0

centrally dense pieces after move 13
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1926 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

clean mate
A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

a big squeeze
A Zinkl vs Janowski, 1894 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 46 moves, 0-1

don't play with batteries
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1849 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

stone-ware
E Urquhart vs S Lipnowski, 2004
(C51) Evans Gambit, 41 moves, 0-1

more stone-ware
M Turov vs E Postny, 2003 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

even more stone-ware
Schiffers vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 42 moves, 0-1

stone-ware - good reputation or bad?
Short vs I Sokolov, 2004 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

connected pawns beat a Rook
Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 
(B40) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1-0

a Queen repulsed
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

large centre > small centre
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

a d5 Evans plays like a Max Lange Attack
Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

poisoned knight
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

birth of a Max Lange Attack
Morphy vs P Dominguez, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

windmill in a variation
Morphy vs C Golmayo, 1864 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

the hunting of the Snark
Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

the Two Towers
J Thompson vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 42 moves, 0-1

Colombus: pre-Spanish opening
C Mead vs Morphy, 1857 
(C26) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

27 Qxg4!?, improving?
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858 
(A84) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

five pawn recaptures to migrate to the Queenside
Morphy vs S Boden, 1858 
(C58) Two Knights, 50 moves, 1-0

Morphy Sicilian: Goring Gambit style -> Q gets pinned
Morphy vs J L Preti, 1858 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

blindfolded? simul event? use a powerful B valve to win
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

perch: stone pieces caught gazing at their reflections at 23rd
Morphy vs J W Stone, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

a knight seals the crypt, the windmill gaining the g7 pawn
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

windmill mating combo: again, knight seals the crypt, smothered
Morphy vs T J Bryan, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

poisoned knight
Morphy vs A Bousserolles, 1859 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 1-0

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