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chess strategems vii - under construction
Compiled by gauer
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Canadians at work
Matulovic vs Suttles, 1970 
(B06) Robatsch, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

leaping pieces
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

leaping pieces
O Field vs O Tenner, 1923 
(C58) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

a journey to space
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

staircase
Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2001 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 69 moves, 0-1

a centre in the style of Euwe
Bronstein vs E Rojahn, 1956 
(C58) Two Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav counter-attack in the Grunfeld
H Steiner vs Fine, 1947
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Pope on a pedestal allows King to attack the castle
J Cervenka vs J Schauer, 1993 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

march of the Leningrad army
H Erdogan vs P Varley, 2001 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 32 moves, 0-1

a line-opening method: see move 19
Spassky vs Ghitescu, 1967 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

a pretty finish
Geller vs Averbakh, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

((3 * P) + R) on 7th -> win
Dreev vs Kamsky, 1987 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

a useful mating pattern: overload to pin the Queen
Ed. Lasker vs Alekhine, 1913 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 46 moves, 0-1

flag-pole
Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

call the arbiter before they fix the game-score!
J Upmark vs Robin Johansson, 1995 
(A10) English, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

interesting stalemating fortress method
Vidmar vs Maroczy, 1932 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 129 moves, 1/2-1/2

an invincible fortress!?
Mackenzie vs J Mason, 1882 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 144 moves, 1/2-1/2

zugzwang takes a King to the corner
Korchnoi vs O Renet, 1990 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

trap-door trap causes a tower to crumble
Tal vs S Saeed, 1985 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1-0

imprisoned! skewered! zugzwang! with a zwichenzug!
L Carranza vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C46) Three Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

zugzwang costs a Challenger a chance for a title
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

systematic strangulation
Najdorf vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

zugzwang
Reshevsky vs Bronstein, 1953 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 65 moves, 0-1

invasion
B Thelen vs F Treybal, 1927 
(D66) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 49 moves, 1-0

gold-mine! a zugzwang discovery
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs F Bohatirchuk, 1924 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

milking blood from stone statues
J Bernstein vs Marshall, 1915 
(C49) Four Knights, 41 moves, 0-1

binded by the lights
Ivanchuk vs Adams, 1991 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 42 moves, 0-1

zugzwang
Bagirov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

imprisoned
Pillsbury vs Marshall, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

windmill
G Fridstein vs Aronin, 1949 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 42 moves, 1-0

x-ray mate
P Ofstad vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

a dream of chess
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

a trapped Queen
S Knott vs D M Adams, 2004 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

blitz problem composition at the chess-board
Fitzgerald vs Loyd, 1898 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

play the Ponziani! - using Evan's Gambit Declined set-up
T Loyd vs Loyd, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Scotch Goring Attack in the Queen-pawn game
T Loyd vs F Perrin, 1855 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

poisoned Bishop - un-pin to win with 1/2-pin instead
F Perrin vs T Loyd, 1855 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 0-1

interesting Rook ending
Loyd vs Winawer, 1867 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

sixth-rank passers climb out of woodwork to promote
Loyd vs de Riviere, 1867 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 50 moves, 0-1

unforgettable mate
Loyd vs Kolisch, 1867 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Historic Spanish Torture
De Vere vs Loyd, 1867 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

temporal gain with means of a sack
W A T Schelfhout vs Maroczy, 1920 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

sacrificial echoes
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Opera mate Echo
D Kosic vs S Cvetkovic, 1994 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Queen sack
Blackburne vs Mackenzie, 1882 
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 moves, 0-1

demolition of pawn structure
Fedorov vs N Miezis, 2000 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 33 moves, 0-1

B leads chain of Pawns using Pomar's line closure tactic
Keres vs V Rootare, 1942 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

tactical gain of tempi - elegant mate
Hort vs Portisch, 1973 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

an instructive double-Rooks ending
Miles vs Hort, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

French sac in a Marshall Sicilian set-up
Hort vs I Radulov, 1974 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Hort plays the Russian Game
Spassky vs Hort, 1977
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Teichmann teaches the Spanish game
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

he may have fled the Echidna tentacles, but instead resigned
Von Scheve vs Teichmann, 1907 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 0-1

solving the Spanish Knights Game
Teichmann vs Burn, 1909  
(C49) Four Knights, 51 moves, 1-0

Boden mate snips a Scandinavian tree from chess forest
Teichmann vs NN, 1914 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

21 Rd8+!! calls for a King Hunt
Staunton vs NN, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

clearance!
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

rare form of exceptional piece co-ordination
S Urusov vs Bihn, 1851 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

pawn-smothered!
Lasker vs NN, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

a Quiet Pawn net sneaks up
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 1-0

Danish Dynamite
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

play the Vienna - Steinitz style
Steinitz vs Paulsen, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

opposite coloured bishop endings are drawn, right?
G Marco vs Schlechter, 1896 
(C00) French Defense, 102 moves, 1/2-1/2

bull-dozing the King's Gambit
Steinitz / Hirschfeld / Mason vs Zukertort / Bird / Hoffer, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

check & counter-mate
Mandolfo vs Kolisch, 1859 
(C26) Vienna, 19 moves, 0-1

interesting pawn structure at move 18, tripled later
V Green vs Steinitz, 1864 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 0-1

interesting game of odds
Cochrane vs A Deschapelles, 1821 
(000) Chess variants, 27 moves, 0-1

Stone-ware stonewall crumbles, twin siege towers erected
E Kemeny vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

Burn afire!
Burn vs Owen, 1898 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

sealing the French Mason Jar
Zukertort vs J Mason, 1878 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic burnt in complications
Velimirovic vs Ljubojevic, 1972 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

pawn-smothered!
Bird vs Steinitz, 1867 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

vertical pawn-roller
Khalifman vs Ermenkov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit Declined
Paulsen vs G Neumann, 1861 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

fortress!
Smirin vs HIARCS, 2002 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

fortress!
A Petrosian vs L Hazai, 1970 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

fortress!
Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 103 moves, 1/2-1/2

theme: domination
Beliavsky vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 39 moves, 0-1

zugzwang!
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B44) Sicilian, 89 moves, 1-0

back-rank defence
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1895  
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 40 moves, 1-0

to win? retreat!
Dzindzichashvili vs Y Sakharov, 1957 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 19 moves, 1-0

shuffle-chess
A Lastin vs Tseshkovsky, 1995 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

shuffle-chess composition? no, crossing of a new frontier-line!
E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

a slow start produces a hyper-modern win
N Kosintseva vs E Berg, 2007 
(C10) French, 42 moves, 0-1

Modern Dutch Stonewall
O'Kelly vs A Zwaig, 1975 
(A10) English, 43 moves, 0-1

another Immortalized
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

an Immortal Dream game
NN vs Bronstein, 1961 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 19 moves, 0-1

Fire On Board!
Lilienthal vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

Flight of Crazy Red Baron, from Germany; Snoopy required
Staunton vs Von Der Lasa, 1853 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

The Red Baron summons a Knight at Magical Coronation
Mayet vs Von Der Lasa, 1839 
(A80) Dutch, 45 moves, 0-1

Cavalry Call
Kolisch vs Hirschfeld, 1864 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

History of Giuoco Piano
J Mason vs Von Bardeleben, 1895  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 83 moves, 0-1

converting the passed pawn
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1894 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 60 moves, 1-0

power of the battery
B Verlinsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

windmill
H Westerinen vs G Sigurjonsson, 1977 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

crush the cramped Caro-Kann
Fischer vs S Kagan, 1968 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 34 moves, 1-0

castling (R guards the file!) avoids checkmate
Sznapik vs M van Gils, 1986 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

Double Muzio Double Gambit
Chigorin vs Davydow, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

The Chigorin test: 40 ... Bd2
Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1893 
(C00) French Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

brilliant attack
Akopian vs Y Kuzubov, 2007 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

learn the Four Knight Game
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C49) Four Knights, 68 moves, 0-1

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