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The Art of Bisguier
Compiled by Resignation Trap

A book of Arthur Bisguier's games from 1945 to 1960, <The Art of Bisguier>, was published by 3rd Millennium Press in 2003. It was written by Bisguier himself with Newton Berry.

Here are the games from that book, with their punny subtitles.

Smoking a Canadian Champion with a theoretical novelty
F Yerhoff vs Bisguier, 1946 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Wade in the (hot) water
Bisguier vs Wade, 1950
(C18) French, Winawer, 46 moves, 1-0

A Penrose by any other name would still face smothered mate
Bisguier vs J Penrose, 1950 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Larry Evans, nemesis #4: a gift he couldn't refuse
Bisguier vs Larry Evans, 1951 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

A Bhend in the road
E Bhend vs Bisguier, 1952
(C49) Four Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

Getting even with Geller
Bisguier vs Geller, 1952
(B32) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Burger with fries
Bisguier vs K Burger, 1954
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 41 moves, 1-0

Plucking Pilnick's pawns
Bisguier vs C Pilnick, 1954
(C02) French, Advance, 42 moves, 1-0

Is Hearst #1? Well, not exactly.
Bisguier vs E Hearst, 1954
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

Sherwin a sure win?
Bisguier vs J Sherwin, 1954 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Rite-of-passage game
Bisguier vs Kashdan, 1954
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Upstaging a child prodigy Part 1: Big Art beats Little Art
A Pomar Salamanca vs Bisguier, 1954 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 49 moves, 0-1

Time to Rivise the script
Bisguier vs I Rivise, 1954
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 51 moves, 1-0

Hollywood hero humbled
H Steiner vs Bisguier, 1954
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 62 moves, 0-1

Upstaging a child prodigy Part 2: Sacs sack Siemms
Bisguier vs R Siemms, 1954
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1-0

The king in winter
S Yarmak vs Bisguier, 1954 
(A09) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Outlasting an old friend
Bisguier vs J Moskowitz, 1954
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

Like a tiger Byrne-ing bright
Bisguier vs D Byrne, 1954
(D95) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1-0

Suddenly trapping Sammy
Bisguier vs Reshevsky, 1954 
(E70) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

"My" new move
G Kramer vs Bisguier, 1954 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 38 moves, 0-1

Back on top
J Sherwin vs Bisguier, 1955
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

Forcing complications on Gligoric
Gligoric vs Bisguier, 1955
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 44 moves, 0-1

Getting sanguineous with Sanguinetti
Bisguier vs R Sanguineti, 1955 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Have a Reinhardt
Bisguier vs E Reinhardt, 1955
(E70) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Blitzing Donner
J H Donner vs Bisguier, 1955
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 41 moves, 0-1

When time ran out on Toran
R Toran Albero vs Bisguier, 1955
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 37 moves, 0-1

Polishing off a Polish champ
Bisguier vs Sliwa, 1955
(E14) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Slaying a giant-killer giant
Bisguier vs J H Donner, 1955
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 38 moves, 1-0

Dazzling Spassky with endgame magic
Spassky vs Bisguier, 1955 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 68 moves, 0-1

Doing battle with a war hero
Bisguier vs Gligoric, 1955 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Putting the squeeze on Lombardy
Lombardy vs Bisguier, 1955
(A15) English, 46 moves, 0-1

Harrwitz bishops horrify Horowitz
Bisguier vs I A Horowitz, 1955 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

Smashing Fischer with a queen sac
Bisguier vs Fischer, 1956 
(E78) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3, 33 moves, 1-0

Tying one on with Fischer
Bisguier vs Fischer, 1957 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Levitating rook wrecks Reshevsky
Bisguier vs Reshevsky, 1957 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Sam, you made the game too long
Reshevsky vs Bisguier, 1957 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Lambasting Lombardy
Bisguier vs Lombardy, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Benko baffled #1: by two-piece-sac combo
Bisguier vs Benko, 1960
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Who better to mate than Byrne?
Bisguier vs Robert E Byrne, 1960
(E70) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

39 games

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