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Ware Art Thou, O' Fredthebear? Strange Days Here
Compiled by fredthebear
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There's plenty of bad chess herein. The games are not necessarily related to odd ball openings. Most likely, something uncommon happened during play.

Thank you bharat292.
Do see unique themes :fourth division, Compiled by kevin86.

What's the worst opening?? "Gedult, D-Sauzedde" is a curious term indeed. 1.f3 is most often called the Barnes Opening in England (and 1.e4,f6 the Barnes Defense), after Thomas Wilson Barnes, who believe it or not actually beat Morphy with the defense. Gedult's Opening is perhaps the more common name in other countries.

Alekhine's Defense (Brooklyn Defense)
1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Ng8

Amar Gambit
1. Nh3 d5 2. g3 e5 3. f4 Bxh3 4. Bxh3 exf4 5. O-O

Amazon
1. d4 d5 2. Qd3

Baker Defense
1. e4 a6

Basman Defense
1. e4 g5

Battambang
1. Nc3 2. a3

Black Knights' Tango
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 Nc6

Colorado Counter
1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 f5

Dada Gambit
1. g3 e5 2. Bg2 d5 3. b4

Damiano's Defense
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6

Dory Defense
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 Ne4

Guatemala Defense
1. e4 b6 2. d4 Ba6

Heinrich Wagner Gambit
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 c5 4. e4

Hippopotamus
...g6,...f6,...e6,...d6

Latvian Gambit (Corkscrew Variation)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 3. Ne5 Nf6 4. Bc4 fxe4 5. Nxf7 Qe7 6. Nxh8 d5

Lemming
1. e4 Na6

Lisitsin Gambit
1. Nf3 f5 2. e4

Mengarini Attack
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Qc2

Mieses Opening
1. d3

Modern Defense (Pterodactyl)
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. c4 d6 4. Nc3 c5 5. Nf3 Qa5

Modern Defense (Randspringer Variation)
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. c4 d6 4. Nc3 f5

Napoleon
1. e4 e5 2. Qf3

Pantelidakis Countergambit
1.e4 e5 2.f4 f5

Paris Opening
1. Nh3

Ponziani Opening
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3

Queen's Bishop Attack
1. d4 d5 2. Bg5

Santasiere's Folly
1. Nf3 d5 2. b4

Saragossa Opening
1. c3

Van't Kruij's Opening
1. e3

Venezolana
d3, Nc3, g3

Woozle
1. d4 c5 2. d5 Nf6 3. Nc3 Qa5


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_pattern
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

Fischer Random
Leko vs Adams, 2001 
(000) Chess variants, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer forks himself on the 13th move in namesake opening?!?
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1

Fool's Mate
L Darling vs R Wood, 1983 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 2 moves, 0-1

Fool's Mate
W T Mayfield vs W R Trinks, 1959 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

Fool's Mate: Bird's Opening
Van Kessel vs Rensen, 1990 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

Fool's Mate: Black's mobile phone went off
A Jain vs R Norinkeviciute, 2007  
(B06) Robatsch, 2 moves, 1-0

Fool's Mate in 3
H Klip vs T Bottema, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

The alleged "shortest master game"
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

1.h3? He had to know something was up w/his opponent
C Van der Zee vs E Dluski, 1993 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 1 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game 1.e4 e5 2.h3 (C20) 1-0 Kside attack
Morphy vs NN, 1848 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Carr Defense 1.e4 h6 2.b3 e6 (B00) 0-1; Q sac creates a passer
F Babar vs M Basman, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Kadas Opening 1.h4 (A00) 1/2-1/2
R Fabry vs L Dobrovolsky, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ware 1.a4 transposes to the Polish Opening.
G Welling vs P A Boll, 1986 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ware Opening 1.a4; Giuoco Piano gone bad.
P Ware vs J A Congdon, 1880 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 79 moves, 1/2-1/2

How can he risk his pawn structure and survive the MG?
P Ware vs E Delmar, 1880 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 57 moves, 0-1

Creepy Crawly miniature more like a Polish
G Welling vs F Obers, 1992 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Hippopotumus gates mated in 31 moves w/out any captures!!
R Nuber vs R Keckeisen, 1994 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

English vs Hippo (A10) 1-0N sac opens diagonal for g7 crossfire
E Ghaem Maghami vs R Bancod, 2004 
(A10) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Beefeater Variation (A40) · 0-1
G Taylor vs Igor Ivanov, 1985 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 1-0 White gains space
A D Martin vs M Basman, 1984 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening 1c3 (A00) 1-0 Played back in 1515
Lucena vs Quintana, 1515 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 1-0 Transposes to Torre vs Tartak
Hort vs P Cramling, 1984 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3 (A00) 1-0 f6 is viable against b3
Owen vs Burn, 1874 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

Gedult Opening/Barnes Opening 1.f3 turned into a gambit
Boquay vs NN, 1864 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

"Gedult Opening" transpose C-K Fantasy Var: 1e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.f3
Fine vs J Rappaport, 1931 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Bad 1...f6 (A00) 0-1 Exchanges aid Fried Fox defense?!?!
R Kruis vs C van Dongen, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 80 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Check out the a1-h8 diagonal after 13.
M Corden vs Smyslov, 1970 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

That's what you get for not showing up.
K Grigorian vs Savon, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 1 moves, 1-0

1.h4 Kadas Opening Miniature Outnumbered Capture w/Check
G Welling vs E Ten Haaf, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Kadas Opening 1.h4 (A00) 1-0 Tranposes to Q Pawn
Hector vs P Boersma, 1986 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann 2.h4 (B10) 1-0 Exchanges change everything!
U Stock vs A Nickel, 1989 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 47 moves, 1-0

Uncommon KP (B00) 0-11st move didn't matter; unclean breakthru
J Grundy vs P Ware, 1880 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 57 moves, 0-1

Uncommon KP (B00) 0-11st move didn't matter; White beat himself
Sellman vs P Ware, 1880
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Uncommon KP (B00) 0-11st move didn't matter; Black passer
A Cohnfeld vs P Ware, 1880
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Uncommon KP (B00) 0-11st move didn't matter; must blockade!
J A Congdon vs P Ware, 1880 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 60 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: Borg Gambit (B00) 0-1 Deflect the Defender
H Guennewig vs H Alber, 1988 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: Borg Gambit (B00) 0-1 Neither K castled
C W Pritchett vs M Basman, 1986 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Buckley Attck; early Na3 is reasonable enough
G Franchini vs S Mikheev, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Alekhine's Defense; Brooklyn Variation; Awful!
Pillsbury vs E Chatard, 1900 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 Barmen Def Central X$(B22) 1-0Common unpin
S Jackson vs B Sinka, 1981
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 27 moves, 1-0

K pawn Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 Black made 5 kNight moves!
J Ask vs O Von Bahr, 2013 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

sodium attack 8
G Minchev vs O Santana, 1987 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 76 moves, 1-0

sodium attack 5
G Welling vs T Szakall, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

sodium attack 1
R Durkin vs E McCormick, 1948 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

sodium attack 2
R Durkin vs Curtis, 1955 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

sodium attack 3
R Durkin vs Bross, 1958 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

sodium attack 6
G Welling vs S Horvath, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

sodium attack 7
A Pridorozhni vs V Zhukov, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

sodium attack 9
S Williams vs S Osborne, 2011
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Sodium Creepy Crawly; Black Combo Fails
D Martinidesz vs S Docx, 1992 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack (A00) 1-0 Plays out like a Bird's Opening
R Durkin vs Spielman, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack tranposes to Bird Opening
R Durkin vs G Fuster, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack is Substitute Giuoco Piano
R Durkin vs Graf-Stevenson, 1955 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack (A00) 1-0 Tranposes to Bird's Opening
R Durkin vs J W Collins, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Sodium Attack (A00) 1-0 tranposes to Bird's Opening
R Durkin vs M Turiansky, 1957
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

Notes by Raymond Keene: English Opening, Bellon gambit
Keene vs K Wockenfuss, 1977  
(A22) English, 20 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) · 0-1
M Goetz vs T Gietl, 1997 
(A10) English, 41 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) · 0-1
F Catheley vs M Hadzikaric, 1995 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

K's English 4 Knights Fianchetto (A29)1/2-1/2 Stalemate blunder
Kasparov vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Notes by Tony Miles, edited by Ray Keene
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Myers Defense (A00)
N McInnes vs B de Cat, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Defense Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07) · 0-1
W M Duckworth vs R Yankovsky, 2012
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

French: Bird Invitation (C00) 1-0 Transposes to St. George
Bird vs J Heral, 1873 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Macho Grob Spike/Borg Defense (B00) mouse click malfunction
M Pavlovic vs M Umansky, 2003 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Macho Grob Spike/Borg Defense (B00) White has issues
L Horta vs M Dos Santos, 1984 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Macho Grob Spike/Borg defense takes down a GM!
Speelman vs M Basman, 1980 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Macho Grob Spike/Borg Defense: General (B00) · 0-1
R Lancaster vs M Basman, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

KIA vs. mutated Sicilian/Zukertort Opening: Basman Defense (A04
P Szabo vs P R Scott, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kolty could sac!
Koltanowski vs Love, 1949 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Black resigns down a pawn thinking he'll lose more material
Koltanowski vs NN, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

This game is absurd!
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bizarre Sicilian! White should have taken a draw.
E Treger vs S Agaian, 2003 
(B20) Sicilian, 68 moves, 0-1

A definition of "syracrophy" anyone?
Speelman vs T K Hemingway, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Franco-Nimzowitsch; Black King is stripped of pawn shield
T Abrahamyan vs W M Duckworth, 2012
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Stonewall Attack; The Original Alekhine's Block?!
Alekhine vs V Ostrogsky, 1910 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening transposes to French Exchange 4.c4 Nf6
Tartakower vs Fahrni, 1911 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Ugly Black defense but White loses time, space, disconnected Rs
J Matynia vs L Day, 1966 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Unusual game w/a King shuffle
Nezhmetdinov vs Ujtelky, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 75 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Botvinnik System (A36) 1-0 2 Q's lose!
A Reshko vs V Faibisovich, 1969 
(A36) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Pawn Push Variation (A45) · 0-1 Never seen before
M Muslimovic vs F Bistric, 2003 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

What wasn't playing against Petrov's Defense??!
Fischer vs G Thornell, 1964 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Uncommon but not unsound
D Hacche vs I Bjelobrk, 2001
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Alexander Alekhine's Best Games, a stunning rook lift debated
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Artic Defense? (A04) Take my R or N; connected doubled pawns!?
P Hammargren vs E J Diemer, 1974 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Yeah, don't develop, move pawns! Hilarious mate!
NN vs E J Diemer, 1984 
(A04) Reti Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Soller Gambit Deferred (A40) 0-1 He went 82 years between wins!
Baumgartner vs Borsdorff, 1873 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Slav Czech. Wiesbaden Sharp line (D17) · 1/2-1/2
Kramnik vs Lautier, 1994
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scandi Blackburne-Kloosterboer Gambit (B01) · 0-1
Alekhine vs L Morelli, 1923 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 0-1

Romantic classic; amazing finish...most unusual promotion
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

5 Queens
Z Mackic vs A Maksimenko, 1994 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 51 moves, 0-1

Check by castling nabs the wayward rook
NN vs G Abrahams, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

Both players miss the hangers
D Zagorskis vs B Gasiorowski, 2006 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch Variation (E80) 1/2-1/2 Fortress; No Breakthrough
A Petrosian vs L Hazai, 1970 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

9 passed pawns aboard after 59.Rxf6
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

Swindled into a capture stalemate or immune perpetual check
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Q sacrifice, B check, and a rarity...K move to checkmate
D Cummings vs G Basanta, 1999 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Notes by Eric Schiller
D D van Geet vs Guyt, 1967  
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Anti-computer strategy; Horsing around w/6 Kts...won't resign
Crafty vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 155 moves, 0-1

KG Panteldakis Countergambit (C30) 0-1 What would you do?
C Kennaugh vs K G Shirazi, 2003 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 0-1

This is a well know spurious game
F Deacon vs Morphy, 1858 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 46 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) · 0-1
R Nurmi vs A Dunne, 1994 
(A10) English, 18 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) · 0-1
E A Apps vs R Schlenker, 1974 
(A10) English, 24 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) · 0-1
H Sieber vs L Frenzel, 1989 
(A10) English, 30 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) · 0-1
P Sassi vs D Lardot, 1996 
(A10) English, 43 moves, 0-1

Agincourt Defense; 23.Ne4 ! Offering the d3 Rook (...Nxd3)
Tal vs Van der Wiel, 1982 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

13.0-0; I can't ever remember seeing a move like that, where th
Van der Wiel vs Karpov, 1987 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Very unusual...the winning White K walks to h8 in the MG!
J van Ruitenburg vs S Castellani, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Scandinavian Def. Schulz G (A10) 1-0 Q+ & fork Kt
H Lehmann vs Schulz, 1950 
(A10) English, 4 moves, 1-0

A wonderfully entertaining game
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

This is more like a creepy crawly game w/queenside action
Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

Gain time on queen while building a battery against the block
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1911 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Blackburne won a "Special Brilliancy Prize" for this game
Blackburne vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Bowlder Attack (B20) 1-0 Mini 0-0-0#! A castle mate!
A Kvicala vs NN, 1869 
(B20) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

One variation has promotion mate 14.gxh8=Q#
B Koch vs W Kuppe, 1932 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 12 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack; White attacks himself
Stripunsky vs Onischuk, 2012 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 11 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 White musn't move on qside
M Greenwalt vs B Wall, 1983 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From G. 2 Knights (A02) 1-0 White survives K walk
H Danielsen vs Pokorna, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

A rare extended fianchetto on BOTH sides of the board
Z Plecsko vs S Biro, 1997 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit, Mosquito Gambit (A40) 1/2-1/2Agreed beforehand
Miles vs Huebner, 1985 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 1/2-1/2

Why did Korchnoi resign here?
Korchnoi vs I Sokolov, 1994 
(A20) English, 14 moves, 0-1

SicRichter-Rauzer (B60) Both White Knights occupy Black thrones
G Kluger vs Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

After Ne3 it is actually white that is winning!
B Jonasson vs Angantysson, 1984 
(B40) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

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

English Opening: Great Snake Variation (A10) 0-1 Opening Q Sac
H Uuetoa vs A Mayo, 1999 
(A10) English, 48 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense: Small Center (C00) 1-0 Pin the tail on the rat!
Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1861  
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 1-0 Good shooting Emperor!
Napoleon Bonaparte vs Madame De Remusat, 1804 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

St. George Def (B00) 0-1 Bizarre. Both sides sac Qs to promote.
L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Polish Defense (A40) 0-1 Played like an Owen Defense
Alekhine vs Prins, 1933 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

Grob Opening (A00) 0-1Nakamura drove computer crazy w/6 bishops
Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 255 moves, 0-1

Uncommon Opening, the worst defense (A00) · 1/2-1/2
D Alaslar vs B de Cat, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Resigning in a won position
Veprek vs I David Glaz, 1982 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Castle-mate
Anand vs Svidler, 1999 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 31 moves, 1-0

King's English. Reversed Sicil (A21) 0-1 Q sac avoids perpetual
R Toran Albero vs Tal, 1961 
(A21) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Pyrenees Gambit (A50) 0-1 Mate threat on h-file
Kasparov vs W Cotrina, 1993 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Amar Opening: Gent Gambit (A00) 1-0 Bad opening, good recovery
G Welling vs T Peleman, 1986 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Barnes Opening: Hammerschlag (A00) 1-0 Castle by hand
S Williams vs M Simons, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Barnes Opening: Walkerling (A00) 1-0 1 defender isn't enough
H Walkerling vs Nagy, 1930 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening 1.a3 (A00) 1-0 Plenty of counterplay
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 77 moves, 1-0

Halibut Gambit (A10) 1-0 After promotion, White is up a R
Knobloch vs R Schlenker, 1983 
(A10) English, 8 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening: General (A00) 1/2-1/2 1 move
T Balogh vs M Manik, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 1 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening (A10) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate in 10 moves?!?!
J Upmark vs Robin Johansson, 1995 
(A10) English, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Saragossa Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2Gains time, Bs of same color EG
Tartakower vs Reti, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Bathroom break affected Benko's brain
Fischer vs Benko, 1962 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

KID Yugoslav Exch (E66) 0-1 Petro returned to table, blundered
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, French Variation (B40) 1-0 He gave her away
L Bruzon Batista vs M Krasenkow, 2005 
(B40) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1-0

Not a real Colle System (D05) 0-1 Lost sight of the position
Alekhine vs Ecole Polytechnique Paris, 1925 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

KID Normal. K's Knight Var (E60) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate blunder
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 1998 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully (A58) 1/2-1/2 What are the odds?
H MacGrillen vs E Formanek, 1973 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Advance Main Line (C02) 0-1 48 moves before exchanging?!
Houdini vs Stockfish, 2013 
(C02) French, Advance, 114 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def: King's Indian System (A56) 1/2-1/2 A world-record?!
K Rogoff vs A H Williams, 1969 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 106 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 1-0 Clown Knights Mischief
A Lehtinen vs T Simola, 1995 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) 0-1 Hanging Queen
Pedersen vs I Burchard, 1995 
(A10) English, 24 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Myers Variation (A10) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Taylor vs P Cody, 1980 
(A10) English, 9 moves, 0-1

You won't believe your eyes.
V Malinin vs V Savinov, 1988 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Pantelidakis Countergambit, 1.e4 e5 2.f4 f5
Chigorin vs V Hruby, 1882 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

4...b5?! Popular line mid-1800s ~Kieseritsky's Immortal Game L
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Panov Transfer (B01) 1-0 BF missed # in 2
Fischer vs S Rubin, 1964 
(B01) Scandinavian, 39 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Lazard Gambit (A45) 0-1 Addition to Lazard's Mini
Montjanu vs Choare, 1948 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

15 yr. old Radjabov upsets Kasparov
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

checkers/whist/blind chess simul (1900) 1-0, 21 moves Boden's #
Pillsbury vs NN, 1900 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon. Grigoriev Var (C12) Fictional 5 Queens Game
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

longest decisive game without captures
A Medina Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

The Crazy Rook Draw: Immunity or Stalemate capture
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld Def. Russian. Prins Var (D97) 1-0 Black Q never moves
Piket vs Kasparov, 1995 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 41 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch Accepted (C47) 0-1 10.Bxf6 wins a piece
Alekhine vs James Madison High School, 1932 
(C47) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Defense QID Formation (A15) Too Mobile
E Agrest vs Ponomariov, 2003 
(A15) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Nakamura punished for 2.Qh5?!
Nakamura vs A Volokitin, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Stalemate with all the pieces on the board
J Hohmeister vs T Frank, 1993 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

White undevelops with 9.Nb1?! losing two tempi
S Tatai vs M Lazic, 2001 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Very Uncommon Corner Mate by the Very Uncommon Morphy
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

After 10…Bb7 Alekhine castled with his queen!
Alekhine vs P de Unamuno, 1944 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

A rare NN miniature victory in 6 moves!
NN vs Cornelissen, 1974 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

The wife and mistress in the same playing hall. Poor Don Jose.
Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

Spanish Schliemann Def. Exchange (C63) 0-1 En Passant+
Boris Becker vs Short, 2011 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Perhaps VA lost on time but VK had insufficient mating material
Anand vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Chigorin mistook the king for the queen
Chigorin vs H Caro, 1898 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Anderssen and Kolisch first to use time limit
Kolisch vs Anderssen, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

They dyed my shoes. Open those shoes by offramp
A Giri vs Caruana, 2016 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 96 moves, 1/2-1/2

8 Pawns on the 4th Rank beats the computer
B Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening (A00) 0-1 5 pawns on 3rd w/fianchetto loses
R Ortega vs Ivkov, 1962 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07) 1-0 17 straight pawn moves
E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

KG Panteldakis CG. Greco Var (C30) 0-1 Unusual start and finish
NN vs Greco, 1625 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst): Reversed Nimzowitsch (A00) 1-0 Legall's Mate
O Bjarnason vs V Dittler, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B40) 0-1 Unusual finish
Reggio vs Tarrasch, 1902 
(B40) Sicilian, 15 moves, 0-1

Russian Game French Attack (C42) 1-0 Don't assume he'll play d4
Tarrasch vs Alapin, 1889 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Chaotic Insanity
Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 76 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B94) 1-0 This game will drive you nuts
A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

"The Pearl of Poznan"; Bird Opening, sacs for passers
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Creepy Crawly 5 pawns on the 6th; W had no advantage until pin
N Schouten vs P Du Chattel, 1975 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Desperado (and the most hilarious chess game ever)
Bogoljubov vs L Schmid, 1949 
(C47) Four Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Uncommon Opening (A00) · 1/2-1/2
Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 1/2-1/2

Did Fischer have a perfect score with the English Opening?!
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A10) English, 1 moves, 1-0

He did not lose on time. It's a score keeping violation.
W So vs Akobian, 2015 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

Earliest Promoted Pawns: 4 queens by move 7
Casper vs Heckert, 1975 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Kadas Opening 1.h4?! (A00) 1-0 Fritz played like a wood pusher
E Nemeth vs Fritz, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Clemenz Opening 1.h3 into Colle (A00) 1-0Terrific Kside attack
Fine vs A Simonson, 1932 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Black resigned (pin) w/a winning pos
Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Athens sacrifices queen-wins in 10 moves! London broiled.
London vs Athens, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Puzzling end -- overlooked zwischenzug
G Welling vs R Douven, 1982 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

St. George / Horwitz Def 1...e6 2...b5?! (A40) 1-0 2 vs 1 EG
Le Quang Liem vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Definately NOT your typicaly Ruy Lopez!?!
H Westerinen vs A Planinc, 1970 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Stonewall / Colle-Rubinstein (A45) 1/2-1/2 Dry race to exchange
Marshall vs Euwe, 1929 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Gambit: Accepted. Tumbleweed (C33) 1-0What can be said?
D Rigby vs J Moylan, 1976 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Free cake! Three kNights are given away as pawn food.
Tal vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD Tarrasch Def (D32) 0-1 Black won by making only pawn moves!
NN vs H Bruening, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

Owen Def. transposes to Hippo (B00) 1-0 aesthetic or pathetic?
Ivanchuk vs N Gaprindashvili, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Earliest piece sac in the DB (exchange sac on move 2)
A Smirnov vs V Shepelev, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 B Underpromo
A Reshko vs O Kaminsky, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

White plays five moves---announces mate in eight!!!
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1862 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Polish 1.b4 c5 Birmingham Gambit (A00) 1-0 Swallow's Tail #
B Tiller vs L Lovik, 2009 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Black K never moves! Less common up close Q fork ends game.
Pillsbury vs Marshall, 1894 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 0-1

Two underpromotions to BISHOPS!? (It didn't much matter.)
Vidmar vs Maroczy, 1932 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 129 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Closed 3.g4 (B23) 1-0 Odd start, 0-0-0, N fork
Nakamura vs A Zhigalko, 2009 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 5.g4 Shirov Gambit (C41) 1-0 Ks on orignal squares
Shirov vs L Cyborowski, 2008 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Goldsmith Defense (B00) 0-1 Pin to win and work it over
Fritz vs E F Pecci, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Chess variants (000) 1-0 "Look Ma! No pawns!"
W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884  
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Capablanca (D43) 1-0 Victory w/tripled pawns is rare
Carlos Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 Rare checkmate in 3 w/kNight pair
R Mamedov vs M Panchanathan, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 85 moves, 0-1

Classical Dutch, the Mason-Bird episode.
J Mason vs Bird, 1882 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 30 moves, 0-1

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attack (C13) 1-0 Uncastled win!
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1922 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Marshall Gambit (D31) 1-0 Tripled Pawns Win
J Turn vs K Makarczyk, 1936
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Italian Four Knights d3, Nc3 (C50) 1-0 Notes by R. Teichmann
J Mason vs Tarrasch, 1895  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1-0 Nice shootin' by 9-year old!
A Liang vs Kaufman, 2012  
(C45) Scotch Game, 37 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit Copycat (C30) 1-0 Underpromotion PxR=N#
H Reinle vs Lange, 1936 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

Marshall pushes pawns...for 14 straight moves.
Marshall vs H Rogosin, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Eight passed pawns on eight files
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 61 moves, 1-0

Experience wins over Youth (Sammy was just 9!)
Reshevsky vs Ed. Lasker, 1921 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 29 moves, 0-1

215 moves in about 5 minutes is amazing... Q sac stalemate!
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 215 moves, 1/2-1/2

This shows how to win in a dozen moves -- WITHOUT A QUEEN!!
Tarrasch vs Schroder, 1890 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def. Blackmar's Second G. (A80)1-0 Uncommon Ns Strategy
Tal vs K Klasup, 1952 
(A80) Dutch, 64 moves, 1-0

"World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE) Chess!"
Shen Yang vs Zhou Jianchao, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 114 moves, 0-1

Unwise Opening beats Wise Man from the East.
D Gedult vs Melchior, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Giving away a won game: Swallow's Tail/Gueridon Mate in one
Xu Yuanyuan vs I Charkhalashvili, 2001 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 88 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Leningrad Var (E30) 0-1 Queen's Knight Tour
Alie H/Hasan vs Alekhine, 1933 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 39 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Trapped pair of Rs
Ivkov vs I Kanko, 1963 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Black moves the same Knight 13 times in the first 27 moves!
J M Hernando Rodrigo vs D Duarte, 2001 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Grob Opening (A00) 1-0 Black opens w/10 straight pawn moves
C Bloodgood vs L Bostic, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Pterodactyl Defense: Eastern. Pterodactyl (B06) 0-1 What a day
A J Mestel vs L Day, 1982 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

Gunderam Defense (C40) 0-1 The Joke Promotion (Underpromotion)
V Salnikov vs A Bezgodov, 1991 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 64 moves, 0-1

An underpromotion+ saves the draw in a basic R vs P ending
A Evdokimov vs Sveshnikov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yet ANOTHER Top Grandmaster Simply Hangs His Queen
Bacrot vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

The worst blunder by a reigning world champion
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Maroczy Variation (B12) 1-0 WC lost on time
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

This is the longest game (over 20 hours) of chess history
I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

Winawer wins shortly after making an illegal move
J Mason vs Winawer, 1883  
(C13) French, 43 moves, 0-1

White could have claimed a draw by three-time repetition
Rotlewi vs Teichmann, 1911 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 69 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 0-1 Protest->Expelled
I Penko vs Jernej Novak, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

No Way to Treat A Lady: The best game prize at Gibraltar
L Javakhishvili vs R Edouard, 2015 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Beautiful finish found in Reinfeld books
H Clemenz vs Eisenschmidt, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) 0-1 Photos
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game (C60) 1-0 His cell phone went off...
Yates vs J O'Hanlon, 1921 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 3 moves, 1-0

Black's resignation is enigmatic to say the least.
W Shinkman vs Theophilus Thompson, 1875  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Def. Orthodox. Glek Def (E94) 1-0Blindfold blunder
Kramnik vs Shirov, 2001 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 14 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense (B06)1-0 White wins w/out developing either N?!!
E J Diemer vs Cerff, 1983 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 12 straight pawn moves!
F Amonatov vs A Timofeev, 2007 
(B89) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

The shortest decisive master game (not a forfeit or protest)
Z Djordjevic vs M Kovacevic, 1984 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. 2 Knts (A37) 1-0Check-less K hunt
Botvinnik vs Gligoric, 1956 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

U ever seen Discovered Check response by Discovered Check!?!
R Garcia vs E Figueroa, 1963 
(A10) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Abdusattorov & Zhigalko share the same birthday (September 18)
N Abdusattorov vs A Zhigalko, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

Three Moves!!! Have a look at the kibitz to see what happened.
Lindemann vs Echtermeyer, 1893  
(B01) Scandinavian, 3 moves, 0-1

Grandmaster plays ONLY move that allows an instant mate
Beliavsky vs L E Johannessen, 2002 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 69 moves, 0-1

58.Ke6?? is Short's only composed helpmate
Short vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

KGA Schallop Def (C34) 0-1 A World Championship Blunder???
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Horowitz said "One bad move ruins forty good ones."
G Garcia vs Ivkov, 1965 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1/2-1/2 Squeezed too tight
C El Idrissi vs A Laaroussi, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

In a drawn ending Black blocks the bishop's view to the promo.
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 80 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 1-0 blunder on 121!
Short vs M Krasenkow, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 122 moves, 0-1

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 35.Double R Blunder
Z Gofshtein vs M Gurevich, 2001 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

LINK TO CHESS ENGINES IN BLOGGER NOTES
Aronian vs Caruana, 2015 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

An amazing inverted pawn pyramid after 50. ... d3
Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical. Cordel Gambit (C64) 0-1All 8 Ps remain
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

48..Ke8 What a stunning move !! Artistic Zugswang
Shirov vs Aronian, 2006 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 58 moves, 0-1

The worst game in world championship history?
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 63 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 1-0 Sneaky tactics
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1892 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 Missed Spearhead #
Aronian vs K Urban, 1996 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 0-1

Four(!) pawns are sent to the 2nd rank to seize the win!
F J Lee vs H Shoosmith, 1904 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi to arbiter: "Can I castle if my rook is attacked?"
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Byrne (B07) 1-0 Opera House reminder after 22.
Tal vs Gufeld, 1968 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

"V for Victory"; a unique formation and slick break through
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense (E11) 1-0 Black meant to defend w/4...Qe7
L Palau vs S Kalabar, 1927 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def, Schara G (D32) 1-0 4 consecutive pawn captures!
D Fidlow vs A Maier, 1959 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Relfsson Gambit (C44) 1-0 U don't C this Everyday
Birchbeer vs NN, 1995 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

A royal family fork checkmate, rare and precious indeed!!!
NN vs Zukertort, 1872 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 0-1

Yuri Averbakh protested legal 0-0-0?!?
Averbakh vs Purdy, 1960 
(A16) English, 48 moves, 1-0

Twas played between James A. Leonard & Frederick Perrin
G da Cutri vs Perbin, 1580 
(C27) Vienna Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 0-1 Rare loss on time
Anand vs Kamsky, 1995 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: The Squirrel (B02) 1-0 Had a few too many nuts
Hill vs Janeway, 1946 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0Who needs SIX Queens?
E Szalanczy vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Qs Indian(A17) 1-0 7th Q will decide
D Anton Guijarro vs A Franco, 2011 
(A17) English, 82 moves, 1-0

KGA Salvio Gambit (C37) 0-1 Mated by a King's move!
Smitten vs Prince Dadian, 1896 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov (B76) 0-1 Ring-a-ling!
Korbut vs N Pogonina, 2007 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 Q blunder
Bacrot vs M Vukic, 2004 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 4.Qc2?! (B50) 0-1 Bronstein's creativity fizzles
Bronstein vs Stein, 1965 
(B50) Sicilian, 56 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Delayed Alapin/KIA (B50) 1/2-1/2 Mutual overlook
J Emma vs Stein, 1966 
(B50) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anderssen Opening 1.a3 /Creepy Crawly (A00) 1-0She grabbed a P
R Lichtenscheidt vs J Kohtz, 1862 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed f4-Nf3-Bc4 (B23) 1-0 Video link
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD Copycat (D02) 1-0 Quad Pawns in 18, Hogs on 8th
E E Colman vs H Jacobs, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Normal (B02) 1-0 Misplaced K; pile on the pin
E Steiner vs Colle, 1926 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Short resigns after retracting his illegal 0-0-0!
W Watson vs Short, 1983 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

KGD Mafia Defense 2...c5 (C30) 1-0 Confession to the Bishops!!
B Raphael vs H Montgomery, 1856 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense (A41) 0-1 Rather UNIQUE play!
A Goryachkina vs A Bodnaruk, 2016 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 77 moves, 0-1

White R captures pawn, 2 R's, Q & B. Never saw anything like it
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense 1...g6 2.h4 (B06) 1/2-1/2 Castle into Q sac?!
F Mora vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Three pawns on the 7th rank isn't the half of it.
D Birnbaum vs E Relange, 1995 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gibbins-Weidenhagen Gambit 2.g4 vs Indian Def (A45) 1-0 K walks
D Barron vs P Gardner, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Very, VERY unique mate!!
Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

KGD Panteldakis Countergambit (C30)1-0 BF draws K out into cntr
Fischer vs Michalopoulos, 1964 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Bird begins with his move 1 f4-pawn NEVER moves thereafter.
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 102 moves, 1-0

King enters battlefield early as cramped opponent is squeezed
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ding Liren, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

The Black b8 knight makes six moves to stalemate itself
Alekhine vs N E Schwartz, 1926 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 54 moves, 1-0

Black draw despite having two seventh rank pawns vs a rook!!!
Keres vs E Eliskases, 1938 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

P-Q4 / Nh6 French Advance (A40) 0-1 Up the exchange
G Yiapanis vs V Sipila, 2010 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern (A01) 1-0 Uncommon finish
A Sokolov vs S Milliet, 2015 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

What is cooler than mate by en passant!!?!!
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Janowski Var (A53) 0-1 Ng2 & Ng7?!
S Strating vs V Georgiev, 2000 
(A53) Old Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Paris Gambit (A00) 1-0 The six pawn gambit?!
H E Myers vs Tirso Alvarez, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97) 1/2-1/2 All 8 Black pieces
I Johannesson vs S Bergsson, 2007 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

1st recorded Blindfold game, nice endgame win
J Bruehl vs Philidor, 1783 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

Black's 18th...Was that a bird? A plane? Superman? It's MORPHY!
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Kadas Opening 1.h4 (A00) 0-1 Weak pawn structure, blockade
R Fabry vs Z Radojevic, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Near structural symmetry after 20.Rdd1 but Black win in 5 moves
R Pruun vs Keres, 1931 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack vs 1...a5 (A01) 0-1 Ugly step-child chess
R Rapport vs A Adly, 2015 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Link to "Memory and Chess" discusses Fischer's memory
Fischer vs W Beach, 1963 
(B06) Robatsch, 24 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 0-1 Four minors on the 6th rank
H H Sonntag vs L Christiansen, 1989 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 16 moves, 0-1

Ripley loses in 11, believe it or not
J M Ripley vs O Hardy, 1963 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 11 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening Exchange ML (A00) 0-1 En passant Mate!
I Korepanova vs A Tishkov, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik System (D44) 0-1 Unordinary Rooks
M Szigeti vs Benko, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

NEVER assume that there is no "Zwischenzug mit Mittelschmerz".
G Elliott vs D Mitchell, 1951 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

To 0-0+ is good // to interpose w/Discovered Check is better
NN vs M Bier, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 He resigned instead of forcing stalemate
M Klinova vs D Spence, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Classical Tarrasch Gambit(D34) 0-1Worlds longest roller coaster
B Gundavaa vs S Collins, 2010 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 101 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Fingerfehler!?
Bagirov vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B32) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

French Def: AbNormal Variation (C00) 1-0 The Joke is on it
Zzzzzz vs Joker, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening e5, d5 (A00) 1-0 13.Re5 lift is rare indeed!
Larsen vs Gruenfeld, 1961 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 1-0 Unusual X-ray mate
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

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