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chess strategems v - under construction
Compiled by gauer
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17 ... Nf3+!
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C58) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

strength of the central pawn duo
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

Max Lange Attack Marshall variation
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1910 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Max Lange Attack, courtesy Marshall again
Marshall vs Tarrasch, 1910 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

more Marshall Max Lange theory
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1910 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ps @ {g(5,7)}, Bh6 -> strong kingside shield + steamroller
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1910 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

powerful knight outposts
Chigorin vs Albin, 1897 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

P + 2N + Q > 1 entire black legion
Steinitz vs Meitner, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

anti-Marshall Max Lange Attack in the Urusov move-order
A Cheron vs L Steiner, 1928 
(C56) Two Knights, 33 moves, 0-1

more notes of the Urusov Gambit & Max Lange Attack
Teichmann vs Allies, 1902 
(C56) Two Knights, 35 moves, 1-0

Chigorin Attack Plan = good news for P constellation in ending
Duras vs Chigorin, 1906 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 57 moves, 0-1

Lasker introduces the Worrall Attack
Lasker vs Teichmann, 1909  
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

importance of space and line coverage in the Spanish
Reti vs Kmoch, 1922 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

what Alice saw: Through the Looking-Glass at move 40
Judit Polgar vs Grischuk, 2002 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 62 moves, 0-1

Winawer
J J Carleton vs G Botterill, 1978 
(C18) French, Winawer, 76 moves, 0-1

Winawer miniature
Geller vs Sokolsky, 1950 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

29 Rg6!
Blackburne vs J G Witton, 1885 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

two for the ladies, and one more for the show
W Pollock vs D G Baird, 1889  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 49 moves, 1-0

von der Lasa Gambit
Blackburne vs W J Evelyn, 1862  
(C21) Center Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Fischer crosses swords with Fine in the Goring Gambit
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Danish Dynamite!
Lindehn vs Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

for the Birds
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Classical Danish
H Reinle vs Niendler, 1921 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit, Sorensen Defence
S F Smith vs E Cohn, 1902 
(C21) Center Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Danish Chigorin in the gearbox for testing
Hermann vs Argonaut, 2006 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Danish Schlechter Defence tested
R McBride vs Marshall, 1915 
(C21) Center Game, 51 moves, 1-0

a windmill that only generates perpetual power - no mate here
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

P + B + R + Q sacked? black get checkmated
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Battle of New Orleans: K dodges hound, hid in bush, retreating
Botvinnik vs Gligoric, 1956 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

flight of the valkyries
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

King's horses rebuild new castle walls for Mr. Humpty Dumpty
I Dolgov vs P Mikhailchuk, 1991 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Goring Gambit Declined
Velimirovic vs O Seuss, 1964 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

is 4 ... d3 pushing for trouble on the kingside?!
D Sermek vs A Scetinin, 1992
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

advanced P assists the rake on Goring Bishops diagonal
V Grabinsky vs A Potapov, 2005 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Dutch keyhole reveals ugly surprise behind French pawn chain
O Chajes vs Rotlewi, 1911 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

discovery of a deflection
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

11 Bxh7+: French trap sprung loose
Schlechter vs Siegfried August Wolf, 1894 
(C13) French, 16 moves, 1-0

sac, pin, mate
Marshall vs Stodie, 1920 
(B20) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

19 Bxh7+ is a sac for study
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

Slav: French set-up
Pillsbury vs NN, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

sacrifice for an advantage in space
J Kozma vs Sliwa, 1967 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 1-0

sac, pin, deflect! - all dependent on the same combination!!
R Hubert vs G Welling, 1997 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Winawer Countergambit: contesting the centre
K Frey Beckman vs T Sammalvuo, 2001 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Winawer Countergambit: Scotch version of Queen's Gambit?!
J Schroer vs E Torre, 1985 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

crumbling of the Muzio!?
S Brady vs M Heidenfeld, 1991 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

double-backed in the Double Muzio! annotations by Steinitz
Showalter vs Taubenhaus, 1889  
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik Gambit in action
Yermolinsky vs Kaidanov, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

30 Re8+!
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

move 17: when (pawn) steamrollers collide
Beliavsky vs Shirov, 1995
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

a debut of 21 Qg7?!
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

21 Qg7 again...
T Ernst vs E Hermansson, 2002 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

abstainence > greed?!
I Rogers vs Stellwagen, 2003 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

Tit for Tat for Tate
DeFirmian vs E Tate, 2001 
(B56) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

P + 4 minors > Q + N
Capablanca vs E S Maddock, 1922 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

six pawns on four files
Alekhine vs P F Schmidt, 1942 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Bd7, chaining the towers
A Pomar Salamanca vs Smejkal, 1972 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 35 moves, 1-0

demolishing the Grunfeld fortress
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

38 Nf5+!
Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

8 ... Bg4 Spanish Attack plan
Meitner vs Schlechter, 1895 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 0-1

Italian Moller Attack plan
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

leaping Queen encourages zugzwang
L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 
(A43) Old Benoni, 33 moves, 0-1

France surrounded
Albin vs Csank, 1890 
(C13) French, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

textbook attack in the King's Indian
Taimanov vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 43 moves, 0-1

Dutch: King's Indian variation
I A Horowitz vs Fine, 1934 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 28 moves, 0-1

stonewalling the Slav
Fine vs W Winter, 1936  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Duras Spanish model game
Keres vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

IQP in action
Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

a camp surrounded, entrap a King, ram the wall, capturing flags
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

an ultimate blunder
Kotov vs G Lambert, 1977 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

resigns? never? oh, wait...
I Samarin vs Antoshin, 1985 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

a Queen's crown captured due to treason of allegiance
A Both vs Spate, 1987 
(E73) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

theme: double-decoy? nah! - pin and win... but resigns??
R Ortega vs E Etcheverry, 1963 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

an ultimate blunder
K Langeweg vs T Krabbe, 1967 
(A25) English, 32 moves, 1-0

power of the Queen, unnoticed
Veprek vs I David Glaz, 1982 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

will blunders never cease?
B Jonasson vs Angantysson, 1984 
(B40) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

nobody ever won a game with resignation
A Martorelli vs Antunes, 1985 
(C49) Four Knights, 39 moves, 1-0

slip-up for premature grab led to a lack of perpetuity - or win
C S M Franco vs J Klinger, 1986 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 35 moves, 0-1

central space advantage vs a random starting array
Leonhardt vs Burn, 1911 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

good v bad bishop, colors alike; N outpost; with Rs, file-play
Mamedyarov vs Ponomariov, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

can the position at move 31 get any stranger?!
J Turn vs K Makarczyk, 1936
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

move 47 initiates a combo to keep in mind
S Conquest vs I E Morovic-Fernandez, 1996 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 60 moves, 1-0

smothering, via an Arabian invasion
D Andric vs L Santolini, 1981 
(B55) Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Allies under attack
Chigorin vs Allies, 1903
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

the blinded attack the Allies
Marshall vs Allies, 1903
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Dutch allies defeated
Allies vs Chigorin, 1894 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 0-1

Axis & Allies
Zukertort vs Allies, 1869
(C51) Evans Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

a crack in the ranks
Chigorin vs D M Martinez, 1889  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

in consultation with a King
Morphy / Walker / Greenaway vs Lowenthal / Mongredien / Medley, 1858 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

a consultation of the ending tablets
Bird / Winawer / Blackburne vs Zukertort & Allies, 1880
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 55 moves, 0-1

Axis vs Atlantic Allies
Von Bardeleben vs Marshall / Allies, 1911 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

dangerous drawing method
Marshall / J F Barry vs Lasker / Mieses, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

consulting the Ruy Lopez plan
Napier & allies vs Marshall / Allies, 1896
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1-0

German Attack Plan of London
Blackburne / Allies vs Zukertort / Hoffer, 1881 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 1-0

consultation: Queen's Gambit can start looking like a Danish
Pillsbury / H Dobell vs Blackburne / H Chapman, 1902 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 45 moves, 1-0

Reti composes a quick study
Reti vs P Romanovsky, 1925 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

gradual progressive threat of an attacking zugzwang, initiaive
Rauzer vs F Bohatirchuk, 1934 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

Spanish Exchange variation - Giuoco Piano style
P Romanovsky vs A A Smorodsky, 1924 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 50 moves, 1-0

draw-trap?! -> cross-check! -> block-mate!!, 5 pieces, 3 moves
Yanofsky vs Golombek, 1951 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 102 moves, 1-0

fabulous mating net
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

sending in the Bradleys - ...'er - Steinitz Bradford vs French
Fischer vs Benko, 1962 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Janowski's Immortal
Janowski vs Alapin, 1905 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1-0

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