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Rfom Russia with Love
Compiled by fredthebear
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Hodgepodge of Russian games. Also includes dancing elephants from the iron curtain. Thank you to Mughug, Jungol.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ed. Lasker vs Marshall, 1926 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UR about to discover...checkmate!
J Krejcik vs Baumgartner, 1914 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

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

Look out below!
H Kloss vs E J Diemer, 1959 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

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

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

Attacking the kingside
M Hewitt vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

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