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chess strategems vi - under construction
Compiled by gauer

trap in the Macleod Attack
Steinitz vs NN, 1890 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

more Canadian Spanish homework for Botvinnik
Yanofsky vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 53 moves, 1-0

Canadian Big Clamp ideas - introducing a new Sicilian theory
F Bohatirchuk vs Yanofsky, 1951
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 41 moves, 1-0

Big Clamp Theory in action - and a neat anti-Scandinavian trick
Bledow vs Von Der Lasa, 1838 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 38 moves, 1-0

(loss of centre for g-file, mystery mistimed N sac) -> trouble!
Janowski vs Reshevsky, 1922 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 65 moves, 0-1

staircase attack
M Lowcki vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

stalemate fortress
I A Horowitz vs M Pavey, 1951 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

53 ... Rf3+, battering ram against g3 or lock mechanism to draw
Reshevsky vs Geller, 1953 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Stonewall set-up vs a dubious Benoni plan
Reshevsky vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

not a patron to Club Menchik, he's met a few World Champions
Lilienthal vs Menchik, 1933 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Piano - King's Gambit variation
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1858 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

castling: also useful as an endgame tactic
V Pupols vs J Meyers, 1976 
(A43) Old Benoni, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

polygamy among the courtesans
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 0-1

chasing the ladies during war only draws
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

54 Qe7, raiding the bordello
Dusan Rajkovic vs Z Jeraj, 1989 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

flirting with the French ladies
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

white mating net mates one mate, followed by mate of another
Ljubojevic vs Gulko, 1989 
(A10) English, 72 moves, 1-0

duo-deflection: R decoys Q; pins another Q, skewers N, x-rays K
B Belopolsky vs B Kogan, 1984 
(B30) Sicilian, 57 moves, 1-0

corridor captures crypt catacombs collapsing
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

a pair of Ladies refute His Majesty's Gambit
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 0-1

Arabian stable-mates: an unusual middlegame flirtation
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Lady Luck - luck be a Lady, tonight
N Kosolapov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C47) Four Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

zig-zag through the ziggurat
Keene vs S Kerr, 1979  
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Theseus escapes the Maze of the Minotaur
J F Barry vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

a chequered past
Carlos Torre vs N Banks, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

a flirt with disaster
Granda Zuniga vs L Rojas, 2004 
(D77) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, 32 moves, 1-0

Cinderella & sisters dance at the key square, no Princes attend
Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1898 
(C00) French Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

deflection-decoy: Q forks Q & R
Duras vs H Wolf, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

35 Rb4: blockade-sacrifice
R Bertholee vs Judit Polgar, 1990 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 0-1

Queen breakthrough
Kraussold vs Volt, 1921 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

a slip of the wrist
Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1980 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 63 moves, 0-1

almost as wonderful as being crowned a Champion
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 36 moves, 0-1

one bad turn deserves another
Staunton vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 1-0

interesting Giuoco Piano Game
Staunton vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 47 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Attack Plan
Anderssen vs Staunton, 1851 
(B40) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

positional slip-up in the opening
Chigorin vs Janowski, 1895 
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 0-1

both sides miss mate, but Kramnik missed a similar echo theme
F Bellini vs V Gashimov, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

a mechanical mate
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix Attack vs Exchange Philidor
Rellstab vs Ahues, 1930 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

Scottish Bulldozer
Edinburgh vs London, 1824 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

a precursor to Topalov vs Kramnik!?
Zukertort vs Chess Club, 1868 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

lost at his own game - the Alekhine Defence unveiled!
Alekhine / Gosselin vs Tartakower / Villeneuve, 1933 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 57 moves, 0-1

( 2 R + B ) < 2 B
B Lasker / Von Scheve / Trobach vs Tarrasch / Harmonist / Heidebreck, 1881 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 0-1

pawn occupation of centre + mobility -> steam-rolled!
Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

those hats the Bishops wear - not made for fencing!
Ruixin Yang vs J Doss, 2000 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

fortress nets imprisoned R, fleeing mate, or gain of material
A Petrov vs P Journoud, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

escaping the field of the magnetic Rook
O Chajes vs R B Estera, 1913 
(A84) Dutch, 55 moves, 0-1

thou shalt not pass! - a memorable tactic mates a King
G Borisenko vs Simagin, 1955 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 59 moves, 0-1

A Pomar Salamanca vs J Cuadras Avellana, 1974 
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 50 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer Fried Liver
NN vs Lasker, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

the Bishop pair is slightly better
Anand vs Van Wely, 1997 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

R x-ray, K x-ray, R skewered to overloaded square defence of K
Chigorin vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1903 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Slav Indian Fortress
Khenkin vs M Schwarz, 2006
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

Janowski Old Indian Fortress
Gruenfeld vs Lasker, 1923 
(A53) Old Indian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

1 d4 - Spanish variation of St George, the Q-Kt developing
P Guerra vs C Valido, 1998 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

a Changing of the Guard lets fortress gates fall to invaders
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1966 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

King hunt coup ends with B valve to finish the execution
Alekhine vs Yates, 1923 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 50 moves, 0-1

Janowski at work for the mate again
Janowski vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Staunton at his prime
Staunton vs Horwitz, 1851  
(A13) English, 46 moves, 1-0

Immortal King Hunt Game
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

duelling banjos
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1920  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Immortal Zwistchenzug
Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1926 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

a Gatling Gun Battery gets set to fire down the file; cord = B
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

compare worth of the square colours, and Kts vs Bs
Nimzowitsch vs Maroczy, 1931 
(A04) Reti Opening, 48 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch suggests an attack vs the King's Indian Defence
Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower, 1929 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 53 moves, 1-0

Immortal Positional play leads to B fianchetto coup
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

speedy breakthrough gains many mating attack tempi
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Immortal Blockade Game
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

are opposite B endings always drawn? not with Rs aboard!
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1964 
(A22) English, 44 moves, 1-0

Alekhine demonstrates an attack trend in the Spanish
Alekhine vs Keres, 1942 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

minority attack shuts down a popular Slav formation arising
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1934 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

Champion vs Contender - but the former pieces are bosses
Euwe vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

take care playing the Spanish Philidor variation
Morphy vs H Baucher, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Spassky demonstrates his Closed Sicilian
Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

marvelous middlegame leads to complicated ending
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

a Steinitz Stonewall points to a sideline R gun
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

a pendulum causes a temporal rift in the form of zwischenzug
L Day vs Suttles, 1969 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 40 moves, 1-0

text-book break-through
E Cohn vs Rubinstein, 1909 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

mating attack via zugzwang
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1962 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1-0

Pigs on the seventh - a pre-cursor to Steinitz' windmill!?
Staunton vs NN, 1856 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Double Bishop sac? why bother! -> (2 * (Rxg7+)) crushes!
A Ostapenko vs Yartsev, 1969 
(B89) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

tour of a war-field leads to an enemy K confrontation, death
Anderssen vs Kolisch, 1860 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

careless Q tour leads to careless K tour
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

cross-mate to the royals!
NN vs B F Winkelman, 1945 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

computer on the Fritz
Fischer vs Greenblatt, 1977 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Hellen & the Roman siege of Troy
Dubois vs Moore, 1845 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Birth of a Counter-Gambit... a King's lineage about to fall
W Budzinski vs Dubois, 1855 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 38 moves, 0-1

30 Nd6 - gaze of Medusa's 2 serpent heads paralyzes black
Dubois vs C W Vitzthum von Eckstaedt, 1857
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 39 moves, 1-0

the double-cross
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 1-0

with similarities to a Paulsen vs Morphy middle game
H Kennedy vs Dubois, 1862 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Evan's Gambit Declined
Steinitz vs Dubois, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

strength of the cross-pin: the Sword of Damocles takes aim!
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack
Prince Dadian vs Brjecky, 1903 
(C26) Vienna, 31 moves, 1-0

Simpson's special: Blackburne's raking Bs cut Steel's King down
R Steel vs Blackburne, 1881  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

model King's Indian - Panno set-up vs Samisch = huge space
L Shamkovich vs Bronstein, 1971 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 56 moves, 0-1

a palace fortress becomes a prison
Tartakower vs S Landau, 1931 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 1-0

defending the fortress
Salov vs Korchnoi, 1997 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Kosten vs R Zelcic, 1992 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

semi-Tarrasch analysis
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1949 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

Q + 7 passers > pieces
S Erenburg vs D Fridman, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

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