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The Hedgehog by Mihai Suba
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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Suba, Mihai. The Hedgehog. Batsford, 2003.

*One game missing from this collection, game 45, Georgiev-Suba, 0-1, 1986 from the Dubai Olympiad, is incomplete and therefore not available in this database.


Game 1 - Where White is Black
Przepiorka vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A04) Reti Opening, 101 moves, 1-0

Game 2 - Half a story is not enough
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 3 - Where Black is White
M Monticelli vs Rubinstein, 1930
(A15) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 4 - Where an "ex" plays a fox of the "future"
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1936 
(A14) English, 49 moves, 0-1

Game 5 - All you need is an accountant with foresight
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 6 - Call the endgame a "bore" until you win
Szabo vs Bisguier, 1955
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 7 - One may resist anything but pawns
Korchnoi vs Kholmov, 1964 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 8 - Only fools rejoice when knights are exchanged
G Barcza vs Biro, 1966
(A04) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 9 - Wizardry sometimes makes an excuse, better play never
Hort vs Tal, 1966 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 10 - "Nihil sine strategiam et fortuna omnia vincit"
Korchnoi vs Gipslis, 1967 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 11 - If you'd like to have done it yourself, then it is
I Nei vs Gurgenidze, 1967 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 12 - Wise men are caught in checkmate
A Z Kapengut vs A Butnorius, 1969
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 13 - Call the bear "uncle," but still keep your distance
Smyslov vs Dzindzichashvili, 1972 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 14 - Suicidal optimism
Romanishin vs T Georgadze, 1972 
(A04) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 0-1

Game 15 - Who's White and who's a black sheep?
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 0-1

Game 16 - It is never too late to make a mistake
L Espig vs Schmittdiel, 1999
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 17 - The Swedish drop
Ulf Andersson vs Portisch, 1990
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 60 moves, 1-0

Game 18 - Better a positional sacrifice than two tactical blows
Ulf Andersson vs Y Gruenfeld, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 19 - Don't go with a sack to the fruitful tree!
Ftacnik vs Browne, 1985
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 20 - Kingside works in progress, please excuse...!
Karpov vs Csom, 1977 
(A16) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 21 - The naked and the hungry
Suba vs E Ibanez, 1993
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 22 - Try and try again boys
Y Dokhoian vs Dolmatov, 1988
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 23 - The most dangerous attacks...
Adorjan vs A Fominyh, 1990
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 1-0

Game 24 - He who sows the wind, reaps the whirlwind
R Pogorelov vs C Ionescu, 1994
(A04) Reti Opening, 51 moves, 0-1

Game 25 - Lacking brilliancy and moves
M Stangl vs Adorjan, 1989
(A04) Reti Opening, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 26 - Post mortem thoughts are best
Kasparov vs Ribli, 1989 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 27 - Nearly always a good manoeuvre
Csom vs Wojtkiewicz, 1991 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 28 - It is difficult for a greedy eye to resist for long
G Miralles vs C Adrian, 1989 
(A15) English, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 29 - A game may punish honorable intentions
D King vs Suba, 1989 
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 30 - Give me a transposition point, I'll move the universe
Ulf Andersson vs A Sokolov, 1987 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 31 - Nothing is forever--except a perpetual check
A Greenfeld vs Ftacnik, 1990
(A15) English, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 32 - How to draw against an outstanding grandmaster
Speelman vs Ulf Andersson, 1978
(A16) English, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 33 - "A la guerre comme a la guerre"
Ftacnik vs Yudasin, 1993
(A17) English, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 34 - Win when you are young, so you can draw later
H Pfleger vs Karpov, 1976 
(A17) English, 55 moves, 0-1

Game 35 - Another novelty bites the dust
Suba vs Ftacnik, 1986
(A16) English, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 36 - See the straw in your eye and the draw...
P Van der Sterren vs S Kindermann, 1988
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 104 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 37 - Blinded by the spectre of victory
Ulf Andersson vs Hjartarson, 1988 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 38 - Surprise brings fear; fear of surprise brings...
Ulf Andersson vs Hjartarson, 1991
(A15) English, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 39 - An idea for an eternity or so
Adorjan vs Browne, 1983
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 40 - If you want the kernel, crack the nut
A Greenfeld vs Browne, 1984 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 41 - Out of the frying-pan into the fire
A Greenfeld vs Suba, 1984
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 42 - Get a free lesson, than sell it
Suba vs S Kindermann, 1985 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 43 - "C'est meme Jeanette, autrement coiffe"
E Gleizerov vs V Arbakov, 1992
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

Game 44 - When everything else fails, play a natural move
H Olafsson vs de Firmian, 1985
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 46
Suba vs Adorjan, 1986 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 47 - It is not the name that makes the play
N Bounena vs J A Gutierrez, 1988
(E15) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 48 - Don't believe everything you read...
A Greenfeld vs S Kindermann, 1986
(A04) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 49
Uhlmann vs Adorjan, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 60 moves, 0-1

Game 50
Adorjan vs Suba, 1985
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 51
Uhlmann vs P Petran, 1985
(A17) English, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 52
Uhlmann vs Adorjan, 1985
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 53
Uhlmann vs Ftacnik, 1989
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 72 moves, 0-1

Game 54
Uhlmann vs V Atlas, 1995
(A16) English, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 55
Uhlmann vs Jansa, 1975 
(A16) English, 103 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 56
Uhlmann vs K Rogoff, 1975
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 57
Uhlmann vs Gheorghiu, 1976 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 58
Uhlmann vs H Frommelt, 1986
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 59 - Taming the sea-serpent
Larsen vs Suba, 1982 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 60 - Wish a man luck and send him into the playing hall
L Gutman vs Suba, 1985
(A14) English, 49 moves, 0-1

Game 61 - Featuring a typical sacrifice
Vaganian vs C Ionescu, 1986 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 62 - Never barrel the better herring
Karpov vs Ribli, 1986 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 63 - Winning is exploitation of another player's mistakes
Korchnoi vs Hjartarson, 1988 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 64 - The king goes so often to KR3 that its finally caught
Korchnoi vs Hjartarson, 1988
(A15) English, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 65 - Fire Brigade alert!
H Olafsson vs M Gurevich, 1988
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 66 - Old friends are old enemies
Igor Ivanov vs L Shamkovich, 1988
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 52 moves, 1-0

Game 67 - God save you from a pawn-grabber's sac
Ulf Andersson vs A Greenfeld, 1988 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 68 - Slowly but unsurely
Karpov vs Ftacnik, 1988 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 93 moves, 1-0

Game 69 - Playing against yourself
Panno vs Karpov, 1988 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 62 moves, 0-1

Game 70 - My problem is purely sentimental...
Uhlmann vs A Schneider, 1988
(A17) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 71 - I'm better, I don't see how you can win!
Uhlmann vs Wahls, 1988 
(A16) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 72 - Man doesn't sac to live, he lives to sac
E Lobron vs A Greenfeld, 1989
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 73 - Annotating a chess games is easy...
Ehlvest vs Illescas Cordoba, 1990
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 74 - It is never too late to repeat a mistake
Korchnoi vs A Greenfeld, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 75 - Blessed is he who expects a loss...
Plachetka vs Kholmov, 1991
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 76 - In prosperity, moves will be plenty...
Ftacnik vs Browne, 1991
(A04) Reti Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

Game 77
Vaganian vs Hjartarson, 1991 
(A14) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 78
Vaganian vs A Minasian, 1991 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

Game 79
Vaganian vs Portisch, 1991
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 80 - There's nothing wrong with inaccuracies, provided...
Beliavsky vs Salov, 1992
(A17) English, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 81 - The professor teaches a lesson
Bagirov vs M Brodsky, 1992 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 82 - Fair is not fair, only that which endures
Suba vs Ftacnik, 1993
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 83 - The exception that changes the rule
Illescas Cordoba vs Seirawan, 1993
(A15) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 84 - Play with the rancher until he gives you a horse
Granda Zuniga vs Seirawan, 1993 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 85
A Chernin vs Huebner, 1993
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 86
Wojtkiewicz vs Ftacnik, 1993 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 58 moves, 0-1

Game 87
Salov vs M Gurevich, 1993 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 1-0

Game 88
Akopian vs Adams, 1995
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 89
Ulf Andersson vs Adorjan, 1987 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 90
Vadasz vs Schussler, 1979
(A15) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 91 - Chess is a trilemma
Romanishin vs Psakhis, 1987
(A15) English, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 92
E Lobron vs S Makarichev, 1991
(A15) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 93 - The professor learns a lesson
Polugaevsky vs Smyslov, 1976 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 94
A N Panchenko vs J Srokovsky, 1987
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 95 - Pride goes before any pawn
Speelman vs A Greenfeld, 1987
(A15) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 96 - Four reasons
M Sorokin vs S Kiselev, 1993
(A15) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 97 - Unpredictable Mickey
Kramnik vs Adams, 1993 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 0-1

Game 98 - A drawing man catches at a draw...
S Agdestein vs Ftacnik, 1988
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 99 - A half point in hand is worth one point in the bush
Korchnoi vs Seirawan, 1987 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 100 - Whoever plays better---wins
G Moehring vs M Gurevich, 1987
(A15) English, 37 moves, 0-1

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