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P Defenses to Open Games
Compiled by fredthebear
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Hodgepodge of games from the Black Russian. Also includes dancing elephants from the iron curtain by the Philidor. Thank you to Mughug, Jungol, ChessCoachClark.

prime rib says EG a blitz opening tried by Black:
White should take on d5 and play Qe2, Nc3 winning e4 pawn. Qd1 backward move and d3 are fine.

French Exchange/Petroff Structure Van't Kruijs (A00) ∑ 0-1
Tartakower vs Fahrni, 1911 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

King Pawn Game: Napoleon Attack (C20) ∑ 0-1
Napoleon Bonaparte vs The Turk, 1809 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Alapin Opening (C20) ∑ 1-0 Kingside attack
Charousek vs Englander, 1894 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Philidor Alapin-Blackburne Gambit (C41) 0-1 Dangerous!
Szigethy vs L Deak, 1988 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

Philidor: Lopez Countergambit (C41) ∑ 1-0 miniature
J Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese Countergambit (C23) ∑ 0-1
M Hewitt vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

KGD similar to a Philidor; Old old game!
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1575 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

KGD similar to a Philidor
J Chamouillet vs NN, 1849 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

KGD similar to a Philidor; Legal's Mate
Blackburne vs NN, 1885  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

KGD Philidor's type defense; A Knight on the 6th
Jong vs Jacobson, 1918
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

KGD Philidor's type defense; White infiltrates
Short vs H Wright, 1974 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

KGD Philidor's type defense
I Maclellan vs D Thompson, 1984 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

KGD Petrov's Defense 2...Nf6
Chigorin vs O Bernstein, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Petrov's Defense (C30) ∑ 0-1
Chigorin vs O Bernstein, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Special Miniature: Alekhine's Block w/Classic B Sac
B Wall vs B Brooks, 1973 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

A defense to be aware of
Beer vs Carter, 1988 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black has space advantage but White hits f7
Alekhine vs Fine, 1937 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Lion Defense: Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave (B07) ∑ 1-0
Z Andriasian vs B Burg, 2013 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

This is a modern Philidor/Lion, not a Pirc
Q Seijp V/d vs T Kett, 2014
(B07) Pirc, 28 moves, 0-1

Let me count the ways
Koltanowski vs Denhaene, 1931 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Let's be reminded of the amateur missing the fork
Koltanowski vs K Cable, 1960 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

The Black queen is overworked
Koltanowski vs McKeag, 1936 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Book Trap Blindfolded
Koltanowski vs Diller, 1960 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

3...Bc5 is not so good for Black
Koltanowski vs J Spence, 1960 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

BA1 Cochrane Gambit. Bishop check line (C42) ∑ 1-0
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1848 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

BA2 Cochrane Gambit. Center Variation (C42) ∑ 1-0
M Galyas vs F Pasztor, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

BA3 Cochrane Gambit. Center Variation (C42) ∑ 1-0
Messinger vs M Rack, 1989 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

BA4 Cochrane Gambit. Center Variation (C42) ∑ 1-0
A Vitolinsh vs V Meijers, 1989 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

BA5 Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit (C42) ∑ 1/2-1/2
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Variation (C40) ∑ 1-0 WILD
M Lange vs NN, 1855 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Maroczy (C40) 0-1 Q sac removes the defender
Poehlmann vs E J Diemer, 1947 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

prime rib gives simple White approach to Elephant's Gambit
F Shiraliyeva vs N Mehbalieva, 2001
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

prime rib exd5 line, hit e4 pawn, model win, extra pawn counts
E Ghaem Maghami vs P Skatchkov, 2013
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 48 moves, 1-0

prime rib 1 Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer V Main line Nxe5
Rublevsky vs E Maljutin, 1991 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

prime rib 2, Latvian G Accepted. Bilguer V, Q trade, tactics up
G Laderchi vs J Malmstroem, 1997
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Classic (B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0 Remove the Defender!
Steinitz vs Mongredien, 1863 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0

Philidor/Vienna Game (C25) ∑ 1-0
I Ujhazi vs B Ivanovic, 1963
(C25) Vienna, 53 moves, 1-0

There's no more sudden knockout than discovered double check!!
E F Wendell vs Dr. Lindos, 1903 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Cross-pin again!
W Schelfhout vs NN, 1910 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

She can't do it by herself
NN vs Bronstein, 1954 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

You've been warned
Fischer vs V Pupols, 1955 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Get every piece in play
Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Blistering Black Attack
Gligoric vs Holze, 1970 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Even Steven Throughout
Tal vs A Freidl, 1970 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beautiful fork or mate
Romanishin vs H Van Riemsdijk, 1979
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

White is up the exchange and two pawns but loses
R Kobs vs P Hammer, 1987 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Great imagination from the Carribean Tal
T Sakelsek vs P Corbin, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

QxN?
T W Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Don't wait a move!
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

A different approach to the Philidor; Knight penetration
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Notes by J. Lowenthal
Morphy vs H Baucher, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

The Most Famous Game
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Schlechter's gems; 2 Bishops vs Rook Ending
Schlechter vs Alekhine, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Masterful Rook Use: Penetrate, Capture, Cut-off, Support
Schlechter vs J Mason, 1903 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

If 3...Bg4, Black play the gambit 4...Nd7
Kolisch vs Geake, 1860 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Classic (C41) Philidor Defense, 50 moves, 1-0
Steinitz vs G MacDonnell, 1865 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Classic Philidor Defense: Exchange Variation (C41) ∑ 1-0
Anderssen vs Paulsen, 1873 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Trapped Bishop at end of game, but it could capture a Knight
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Casual game
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Phase 2
Fischer vs A Sandrin, 1964 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

SW-- Alternate 46. Nfg6+ Kh7 47. Rh8# Hook Mate with N support
Seirawan vs L Christiansen, 1997 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit
Steinitz vs Bird, 1862 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Six pawns on the 4th rank
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1855 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

French Attack, 6. Be2!?
Shumov vs Jaenisch, 1868 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Double Mill?
Winawer vs Shumov, 1875 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Black's minor piece aggression backfires
G Neumann vs J Minckwitz, 1870 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Urusov Gambit (C42) 0-1. Lengthy MG; lots of piece actions
R Franz vs Mayet, 1858 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

A quick draw on one open file
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1894
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

'LES PIONS SONT L' ¬ME DES …CHECS'
G Marco vs Pillsbury, 1896 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

Two bishops are better than two kNights
Schlechter vs J Mason, 1899 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Drawish opposite colored bishops
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1903
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Masterful Mate to be!
Janowski vs Schlechter, 1902 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) ∑ 0-1
Ed. Lasker vs Marshall, 1926 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

only one of two losses that Capa suffered against Marshall in o
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1913 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

Black's game flows easily
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1913
(C42) Petrov Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

A good example of the drawishness of one open file
Tartakower vs L Zuckerbaecker, 1914
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Attack (Transposition to French, Exchange Variation)
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1942 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 64 moves, 1-0

Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42); miniature
Petrosian vs Nersesov, 1944 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

16.Ne5 was NOT out of the question
Keres vs C H Alexander, 1954 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Stafford Gambit (C42) ∑ 0-1
Lowens vs Stafford, 1950 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 0-1

Wrong Way to Unpin
S Isaksson vs H Broberger, 1976 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Vishy got Zapped!
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Its a stalemate position had Kasparov taken the rook
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 67 moves, 1-0

Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42); instructive ending
Spassky vs J C Hawksworth, 1987 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

French Attack, 6. d4 Be7?!
Kasparov vs Fritz, 1992 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

White sacrifices the exchange
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Not a long Tg of war!
Tg Zulkifli vs W Lai, 1992 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Don't take her she's all I've got
NN vs E Fossan, 1991 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

TCSC #163
Kasparov vs Timman, 1994 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

It looks like a Nimzovitch defense w/0-0
Morozevich vs Shirov, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

d3 then d4
Short vs Timman, 1999
(C42) Petrov Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs Adams, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Wham! Bam!
Ponomariov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

How to draw instead of Wham! Bam!
Anand vs Gelfand, 2007 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Notes by Raymond Keene
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1

Zugzwang Ending
Ivanchuk vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

Ponmariov's 1st loss with the Petroff
Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Rook fork on the 5th
Anand vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

the rook is immune from capture
Rublevsky vs Jakovenko, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Bishop-Pawn Link traps Black Queen at 18. h4
F Sanchez Aller vs A Gonzalez de la Nava, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

One move traps, attacks Queen in the Center at game's end
Sutovsky vs E Inarkiev, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Classical Attack. Jaenisch Variation (C42)
Judit Polgar vs Karpov, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) ∑ 0-1
Short vs Karpov, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Berger Variation (C42) ∑ 0-1
Morozevich vs Karpov, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 97 moves, 0-1

3...Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Bd6 6. O-O O-O 7. c4
A Petrov vs Allies, 1837 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

3...Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Bd6 6. O-O O-O 7. c4
A Petrov vs Jaenisch, 1844 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack Center (C43) 0-1 White too exposed
Macieja vs Rozentalis, 1999 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

3...exd4 4.e5 Ne4 5.Qxd4 d5 6.exd6 Nxd6 (Main Line) 7. Bg5!?
Steinitz vs Pillsbury, 1896 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

Steinitz Variation (5. Qe2)
Steinitz vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 60 moves, 1-0

Beautiful Skewer and Bxf2+ trap of the Queen
H McMahon vs Marshall, 1897 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 7 moves, 0-1

3...Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Bd6 6. O-O O-O 7. c4 c6?!
Maroczy vs Marshall, 1900 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 61 moves, 1-0

3...Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Bd6 6. O-O O-O 7. c4 c6?!
Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1900
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Another Uncastled King Walk
E S Maguire vs King, 1899 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

3...Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Nd7 6. Nxf7!?
I Zaitsev vs Karpov, 1966 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Discovered Check on the open e-file
Fischer vs R Chalker, 1964 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 11 moves, 1-0

Gurgenidze vs G Borisenko, 1971
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

3...Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Nd7 6. Nxf7!?
Gurgenidze vs R Bellin, 1977 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Trifunovic Variation
Tal vs Karpov, 1975
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

3...Nxe4 Main Line, 7...Bd6
G Timoshchenko vs Yusupov, 1979
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

3...Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Bd6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd2
Tseshkovsky vs Yusupov, 1979
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 84 moves, 1-0

3...Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Bd6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3
Geller vs Yusupov, 1980
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 58 moves, 0-1

3...Nxe4 Main Line
Geller vs Smyslov, 1981
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

3...Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Bd6 6. Nc3 Nxc3 7. bxc3 O-O 8. O-O
Geller vs Yusupov, 1983 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Trifunovic Variation
Tal vs Yusupov, 1988 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

It pays to block the pawn in front of the king
Judit Polgar vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

3...Nxe4 4. Bd3 Nc6!? 5. Bxe4 d5
Timman vs Murey, 1993 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

3...Nxe4 Main Line, 7...Bd6
Kamsky vs Karpov, 1996 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Trifunovic Variation
Timman vs Yusupov, 1992 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

3...Nxe4 Main Line
Timman vs Yusupov, 1992 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

3...Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Nc6
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1995
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

3...Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Bd6 6. O-O O-O 7. c4 Nc6
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1995
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

3...Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Bd6 6. O-O O-O 7. c4 Nc6
Shirov vs Yusupov, 1997 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Trifunovic Variation
Kasparov vs Timman, 1991 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

3...Nxe4 Main Line, 7...Qh4
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1992 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Trifunovich Variation
Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Murey Variation
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1994 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 55 moves, 1-0

3...Nxe4 Main Line, 7...Bd6
Kasparov vs Piket, 1999 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

3...Nxe4 Main Line, 7...Qh4
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1993 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

3...Nxe4 Main Line, 7...Bd6
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 63 moves, 1-0

3...Nxe4 Main Line, 7...Bd6
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Q dancing
Shirov vs Anand, 1997
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

3...Nxe4 Main Line, 7...Bd6
Motylev vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

3...Nxe4 Main Line, 7...Bd6
Rublevsky vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

The tables turn quickly
De Riviere vs Anderssen, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bronstein Attack (C40) 1-0 DB UNLOADS
Bronstein vs V Mikenas, 1941 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

prime rib 1 Jaenisch ...Nf6, d4, ...d6, model piece play
M Gongora Reyes vs F Gomez, 2001
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

prime rib 2 Jaenisch line, Bb5, ...Be7, ...Qd7, good EG
T Upton vs D Boros, 2009
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 0-1

prime rib 3 D3 inverted Hanham line, GM model draw
Csom vs Suetin, 1970
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

prime rib 4 D3, ...a5, g6, Bg7 line, exchange sac, kside attack
M Boe vs G Welling, 1995
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

prime rib 5 Transposes to Scotch G, Dubois, PME
G Lang vs J Maciel, 1995 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 25 The Black rook works behind White lines
Blackburne vs Lasker, 1892 
(C22) Center Game, 50 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attack (C40) ∑ 0-1
Gamman vs Blackburne, 1869  
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

An early Philidor, pry open the h-file, back rank mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Philidor Hanham. Delmar Var. (C41) 1-0 Lose a pawn, not game
K Milotzki vs A Sandrin, 1976 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Uncommon (A00) 1-0 Like a Lion/Philidor Defense Bxf7
E Reinhardt vs Reiss, 1934 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game 1.e4 e5 2.b3 Bc5 (C20) 1-0 Dbl R's on h-file
J Meyer vs R Klees, 2001 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var(C41) 1-0 2-sided danger
F Manca vs F Braga, 1992 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Philidor Exchange Var (C41) 1-0 This beauty never happened?!
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Z1 The immune knight becomes a real problem
Sid Ali Gheroufella vs D Salim, 2000
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Z2 Wht fianchetto backfires; exchanges allow Blk to rob pin
Dubois vs G De Koucheleff, 1880
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Z3 Long range pieces reign against exposed royalty
A Mathiassen vs S Sorensen, 1862 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Z4 W knabs overworked pawn, B offers Q sac to expose pin
M Kloss vs E J Diemer, 1959 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Z5 The open f-file is a decisive highway for Black
F Bernsdorfer vs W Hasenfuss, 1937 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Z7 White must reconsider his exchanges
A Hariman vs P Mary, 2000 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Z8 Central sacrifices can be productive, but not here
T Pym vs G J Dannenberg, 2006 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Z9 Game Changer Pin: 22...Bb6 and 23...Nde5 robs it
B Kovacevic vs D D Milutinovic, 2008 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Z10 EG: Black has outside majority & White runs out of moves
R J Sutton vs M Wojnar, 2006 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Z11 Typical Q check and fork miniature
M Duppel vs P Rouzaud, 2001 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

Z12 The Black Death delivers Alekhine's Block
D G Baird vs Blackburne, 1898 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Z13 Check forces self-pin; exchange removes the Q defender
Blackburne vs W Pollock, 1888  
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Z14 Keres wins his last game with the Latvian
Vassaguron vs Keres, 1972 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 48 moves, 0-1

Z15 White re-deploys too often; Black exchange sac finalizes!
C A Young vs D Lemoir, 1999
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Z6 Black doubles on 2nd rank w/Q, arranges discovered #
H Kloss vs E J Diemer, 1959 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: A game of chase
E Thorold vs F Deacon, 1860 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: After giveway, the pin is decisive
E Cravens vs K Kluge, 1996 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Knight swap w/eyes wide shut; Double B bombing!
J Horvath vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1981 
(C00) French Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Russian Game:Kaufmann Attk (C42) 1-0 Terrific cross pin finish
Larry Evans vs Bisguier, 1959 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Castling opposite, pawn storm, Black's queen romps!
K Havasi vs Breyer, 1917 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Discovered double check on the open e-file
A Toth vs C Guerra Costa, 1999 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Miniature mate on f7
S Simov vs A Aleksandrov, 2003 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Discovered check wins the loose queen
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Legal's Mate in the Italian Game
F Knauer vs H Boehm, 1995 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 8 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky G (C42) 1-0 Legal's mate
Taylor vs K Dreyer, 1934 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Black cannot mirror White in the Russian Game
O Bernstein vs NN, 1931 
(000) Chess variants, 14 moves, 1-0

This one resembles a kingside Boden's mate
O Krause vs B Leussen, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Odds game produces Legal's mate w/an extra step!
Smith vs NN, 1852 
(000) Chess variants, 11 moves, 1-0

The pawn was poisoned; Queen check and fork LPDO
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Philidor book trap on the half-open d-file
O Dancevski vs D Gjorgjieski, 2002 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

A different ending to the same book trap
Y Rantanen vs T Tuomala, 1992 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

The pawn looks free for the taking
G Welling vs T Veugen, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 4 moves, 1-0

The Krejcik queen trap
J Krejcik vs Baumgartner, 1914 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attk Poisoned Pawn (C40) NN had a chance!
NN vs Greco, 1590 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Twas known as Greco Counter-Gambit before renamed; Castle up!
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

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