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Game of the Day 2005
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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See Game Collection: Game of the Day & Puzzle of the Day Collections for complete lists of my Game of the Day and Puzzle of the Day collections.

Missing Entries

The game for April 30 is missing. Also, there was no GOTD for October 25 because the site was down due to weather conditions.

January 1: Rage Against the Machine
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

January 2: Luck be a Lady
Zsuzsa Polgar vs J Costa, 1987 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

January 3: Minority Report
Denker vs I A Horowitz, 1933 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1-0

January 4: Naka on Heaven's Door
G Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

January 5: Brain vs Braun
Ivanchuk vs C Braun, 2000 
(A04) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

January 6: Searching for Josh Waitzkin
Kudrin vs Waitzkin, 1995 
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

January 7: Short Order
Short vs W Watson, 1986 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

January 8: Short Circuit
Short vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

January 9: Staunton Pieces
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

January 10: Nunn Better
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

January 11: The Marshall Plan
Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

January 12: Poor Planinc
Kupreichik vs A Planinc, 1970 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 1-0

January 13: Copacetic Kovacevic
A Kovacevic vs Tringov, 1993 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

January 14: Sink Csank Sunk
Albin vs Csank, 1890 
(C13) French, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

January 15: Pavlov Dogged
M Pavlov vs G Minchev, 1992 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

January 16: Sucker Punch
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

January 17: Some People Call Me Maurice
Ashley vs A Lein, 1989 
(A28) English, 34 moves, 0-1

January 18: Let the Chips Fall Where They May
E Nemeth vs Chess Tiger, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

January 19: Aseev is Believing
K Aseev vs Kamsky, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 83 moves, 1-0

January 20: Tea Time
T Barendse vs Bosboom-Lanchava, 2004 
(B06) Robatsch, 47 moves, 0-1

January 21: Bum's Rushher
H W Russner vs C Walcker, 1942 
(D85) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 0-1

January 22: Roughin' Reti
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

January 23: Cruisin' for a Bruzon
Beliavsky vs L Bruzon Batista, 2004 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 0-1

January 24: Ivan Off
I Ivanov vs G Minchev, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

January 25: Fox Hunt
T C Fox vs Timman, 1970 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 0-1

January 26: Heaven Can Waitzkin
Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B40) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

January 27: Teg of War
T Enkhbat vs Y Shulman, 2002 
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

January 28: Blank Check
Short vs E Blank Goncalves, 2001 
(B07) Pirc, 28 moves, 1-0

January 29: Keene Analysis
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1912  
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

January 30: Pictures at an Exhibition
Capablanca vs J Baca Arus, 1912 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

January 31: Carl's Bad
Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C25) Vienna, 31 moves, 0-1

February 1: Crouching Tigran, Hidden Dragon
Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Feburary 2: Too Schoor of Himself
Ivkov vs K van Schoor, 1958 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

February 3: Don't Shoot the Piano Player
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

February 4: Faul Play
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

February 5: Vadmin's Apple
V Malakhov vs V Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

February 6: Hail Mary
C Drury vs M Rudge, 1889 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 45 moves, 0-1

February 7: Ardid Better Than You
Tartakower vs R Rey Ardid, 1934 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 19 moves, 0-1

February 8: Maroczy Music
Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

February 9: Rocked At Gibraltar
Areshchenko vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B50) Sicilian, 22 moves, 0-1

February 10: Almond Joy
R Almond vs T Spanton, 2001 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

February 11: Bermuda Triangulation
L Dominguez vs G Vescovi, 2005 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 74 moves, 1-0

February 12: Hennigan, Begin Again
Nakamura vs M Hennigan, 2005 
(E77) King's Indian, 60 moves, 1-0

February 13: Flight of the Valkyries
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

February 14: Valentine's Day
De Vere vs J Minchin, 1871 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

February 15: Get Your Goetz
Janowski vs A Goetz, 1891  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 1-0

February 16: Bittersweet Blitterswijk
Winants vs S van Blitterswijk, 2004 
(A80) Dutch, 26 moves, 1-0

February 17: Porgy and Best
M Porges vs Winawer, 1892 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 0-1

February 18: Lastin, First Out
Sakaev vs A Lastin, 2005 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

February 19: Neverov His Game
M Kazakov vs V Neverov, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 0-1

February 20: Szimply Szabo
Szabo vs V Mikenas, 1939 
(B40) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

February 21: Fuster Fluster
G Fuster vs Szabo, 1934 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 29 moves, 0-1

February 22: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
J L Burden vs L Christiansen, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 0-1

February 23: Take it to the Banks [Oct-02-04, "Checkered Past"
Carlos Torre vs N Banks, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

February 24: Trash Bihn
S Urusov vs Bihn, 1851 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

February 25: Careful with Attacks, Eugene
Chigorin vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1903 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

February 26: Rosanes Barred
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

February 27: Came Up Short
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

February 28: Nezly Done!
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

March 1: Trojan Horse
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

March 2: Knight Moves
P Potemkin vs Alekhine, 1912 
(B20) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1

March 3: Knock the Puc Around
Ivkov vs Puc, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 1-0

March 4: When the Muse Strikes
M Muse vs B Perenyi, 1987 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

March 5: The Flying Nunn
J Augustin vs Nunn, 1977 
(C26) Vienna, 33 moves, 0-1

March 6: White Key Symphony
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

March 7: Playing Against Einstein's Theory [Also Mar-09-08]
Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

March 8: Sherwin's Forced
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

March 9: To Crush the Opponent's Mind [Also Jan-19-08]
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

March 10: Kiss of Death
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Z Kiss, 1980 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 36 moves, 1-0

March 11: Kasparov's Immortal
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

March 12: Maia Culpa
Gulko vs Chiburdanidze, 1985 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

March 13: Tonight, Let it be Lowenthal
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

March 14: Lansing the Knight Away
J Lansing vs R Hart, 1907 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

March 15: Pillsbury Doughboy
E Kemeny vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

March 16: Peer Pressure
P Steinbrueck vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 0-1

March 17: Luck of the Irish
B P Reilly vs Fine, 1935 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 40 moves, 1-0

March 18: The End of the World
The World vs Kosteniuk, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

March 19: Perish the Tarrasch
Kasparov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1994 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 1-0

March 20: Don't Udare!
B Udare vs E Schiller, 1991 
(A06) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 0-1

March 21: Reap What You Sozin
Nenarokov vs V Sozin, 1925 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

March 22: Dwarfed by Tal
Tal vs Filip, 1967 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

March 23: West Kingside Story
M-Chess vs G West, 1994 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

March 24: New KID on the Block
D Werner vs Barbero, 1990 
(E91) King's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

March 25: Simon Says
Sveshnikov vs S Webb, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 0-1

March 26: Lie Down on the Job
A Abolianin vs K Lie, 2004 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 43 moves, 1-0

March 27: Easter Egg [Also Mar-23-08]
J Langreck vs J Easter, 1997 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

March 28: Haida Go Seek
Yates vs A Haida, 1925 
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

March 29: King's English
D King vs Larsen, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 73 moves, 1-0

March 30: Debunked Opening
K Bunk vs M Kopylov, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 17 moves, 0-1

March 31: Schindler's Least
F Schindler vs M Scheiba, 1989 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

April 1: The Immortal Overprotection Game
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

April 2: Practical Giuoco
T Helin vs J Kiltti, 1996 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 0-1

April 3: Hungary Minds
Zsuzsa Polgar vs P Hardicsay, 1985 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

April 4: Super Novo
Novotelnov vs Smyslov, 1951 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 43 moves, 1-0

April 5: Steel Second [Also May-19-09]
R Steel vs Blackburne, 1881  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

April 6: Clash of Titans
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

April 7: The Eight Pawn Gambit
W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884  
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

April 8: Good Grefe, Walter Browne
J A Grefe vs Browne, 1973 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

April 9: In The Botvinnik of Time
Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 30 moves, 0-1

April 10: Tal Tales
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

April 11: Red Hot Chile
H Lopez Silva vs L Rojas, 2005 
(C15) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 0-1

April 12: Battling Bishops
Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1929 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

April 13: As Good as it Geets
D D van Geet vs Guyt, 1967  
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

April 14: A Crying Shayne
Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

April 15: Emory's Board
E Tate vs G Sagalchik, 1995 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

April 16: Hey Jude
Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

April 17: A Lady's Touch
Menchik vs G A Thomas, 1936 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 51 moves, 1-0

April 18: All That Yaz
Seirawan vs Z Kozul, 1991 
(E77) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

April 19: Rocky Marciano
Y Shulman vs D Marciano, 1997 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

April 20: Mad TV
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1967 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

April 21: Bottle of Scotch
M Judd vs Pillsbury, 1898 
(C45) Scotch Game, 34 moves, 0-1

April 22: Shipov the Old Block
S Shipov vs Kupreichik, 1990 
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

April 23: Isaacrifice
Boleslavsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1967 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

April 24: Karl's Good
Gilg vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

April 25: Ribli's Believe it or Not
Korchnoi vs Ribli, 1988 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 0-1

April 26: Haarlem Globetrotters
Haarlem vs Rotterdam, 1846 
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

April 27: Sham-Sacrifice
L Shamkovich vs V Zheliandinov, 1959  
(A66) Benoni, 20 moves, 1-0

April 28: Hanauer Well Spent
M L Hanauer vs Santasiere, 1939 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

April 29: Phony Benoni
Kavalek vs Matulovic, 1966 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

May 1: Knock-Out Punch
S Conquest vs D Marciano, 2001 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 0-1

May 2: Blazing Sadler
Sadler vs Hebden, 1988 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

May 3: Pitching Wu
L Wu vs Efimenko, 2004 
(E91) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

May 4: Tax Rytov
Dzindzichashvili vs B Rytov, 1975 
(A06) Reti Opening, 51 moves, 0-1

May 5: Along Came a Spider
Judit Polgar vs Adams, 1999 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 0-1

May 6: Reign Delay
I Rogers vs F Delay, 1985 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

May 7: Troubled Waters
Koneru vs C Waters, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

May 8: Happy Smothers' Day
NN vs Greco, 1625 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 0-1

May 9: Big Mac Attack
Jonathan MacDonald vs N Davies, 2004 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 32 moves, 1-0

May 10: Nothing to Fear but Flear Himself
Flear vs Nunn, 1987 
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

May 11: Greatness Thrust a Pawn
D Mastrovasilis vs C Lutz, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1

May 12: Marshalling his Forces
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 32 moves, 0-1

May 13: Tragedy of the Commons
K Commons vs Najdorf, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 56 moves, 0-1

May 14: Ashot for The Championship
A Anastasian vs A Minasian, 2005 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 33 moves, 1-0

May 15: Oll's Well That Ends Well [Also Dec-20-08]
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

May 16: The Knights Who Say "Nei"
Bagirov vs I Nei, 1963 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 53 moves, 0-1

May 17: R to d2
L Tamarkin vs E Schiller, 1979 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 0-1

May 18: Chess Fugue
M Bach vs R Schubert, 1996 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 53 moves, 0-1

May 19: May the Schwarz Be With You
Hamppe vs A Schwarz, 1873 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

May 20: Chernin of the Board
Azmaiparashvili vs A Chernin, 1990 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 0-1

May 21: Chucky's Back
Ivanchuk vs N Delgado Ramirez, 2005 
(B58) Sicilian, 72 moves, 1-0

May 22: Insultin' Khan
Sultan Khan vs Menchik, 1932 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

May 23: Alfredo Sauce
A Giaccio vs F Braga, 1996 
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

May 24: The Pin is Mightier
Stein vs Smyslov, 1972 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

May 25: Rooking a Gift Horse in the Mouth
Onischuk vs Y Shulman, 2005 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

May 26: Maltese Balkin'
R Antonio vs A Maltese, 2005 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

May 27: Plunkett Down
R Plunkett vs S Fink, 2003 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

May 28: Return to Sender
D Cleto vs C Sender, 1999 
(B33) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

May 29: Efimeral Advantage
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

May 30: Trapl of my Eye
J Trapl vs J Stocek, 1995 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

May 31: All that Shen is not Gold
S Siyuan vs E Schiller, 2005  
(A09) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

June 1: Deep Blue See
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

June 2: Kalashnikov Assault
S Tsyndymeev vs K Kalashnikov, 2001 
(E70) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

June 3: Que Sarratt Sarratt
J H Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

June 4: Post Haste
A E Post vs H Wagner, 1921 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

June 5: Sam I Am
Reshevsky vs Najdorf, 1952 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

June 6: Marathon Man
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C45) Scotch Game, 102 moves, 1-0

June 7: Clearance Sale
Suetin vs S Sale, 1988 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

June 8: The Table Turns
Fischer vs Benko, 1962 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

June 9: Hard Day's Knight
L Day vs B Harper, 1975 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

June 10: Unplugged Nickel
Hydra vs A Nickel, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 0-1

June 11: The King of King's
D Mayers vs D King, 1978 
(A22) English, 40 moves, 0-1

June 12: Take This Rook and Kramnik
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

June 13: Paper Tiger
Nakamura vs T Hillarp Persson, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 100 moves, 1-0

June 14: Foltys' Follies
Alekhine vs Foltys, 1937 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 40 moves, 1-0

June 15: The Lady or the Tiger?
T Hillarp Persson vs Judit Polgar, 2003 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

June 16: The Iron Idiot
Bronstein vs M20, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

June 17: Every Russian Schoolboy
Botvinnik vs N Begunov, 1924 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

June 18: Reversal of Fortune
Nikolaiczuk vs Smyslov, 1986 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

June 19: You and what Arne?
E Schiller vs M Arne, 1995  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

June 20: Rock a Feller
Speelman vs J Feller, 1978 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 26 moves, 1-0

June 21: The Wisdom of Salomon
Flohr vs S Landau, 1930 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

June 22: A Night In Tunisia
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

June 23: Accoona Matata
Kasimdzhanov vs Accoona Toolbar, 2005 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

June 24: Taking a Lot of Guf
Smyslov vs Gufeld, 1967 
(A15) English, 35 moves, 0-1

June 25: REBEL Without a Cause
Shabalov vs REBEL, 1994 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

June 26: Svettin' it Out
Geller vs Gligoric, 1952 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

June 27: The Polish Immortal [Also Mar-12-08]
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

June 28: From Dusk to Pawn
T Wedberg vs Pavasovic, 2001 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 0-1

June 29: The Drammen Shocker
Shirov vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

June 30: Spoiled Brat
V Brat vs Filip, 1953 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

July 1: Down South
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

July 2: Mista Better Move
Nisipeanu vs A Mista, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

July 3: Sweeping the Flohr
Sokolsky vs Flohr, 1953 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

July 4: American Beauty
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

July 5: Salvador Dally
S Del Rio Angelis vs T Rendle, 2005 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 47 moves, 0-1

July 6: Broken Mirror [Also May-12-09]
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

July 7: James Mortified
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

July 8: To Have and Have Not
H Bogart vs L Bacall, 1951 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

July 9: Th-th-that's All, Folke
N Folke Ekstrom vs Keres, 1944 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

July 10: Loyd of London
Steinitz vs Loyd, 1867 
(C25) Vienna, 17 moves, 1-0

July 11: Under the Gun
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

July 12: Ghost in the Machine
Mephisto vs Chigorin, 1883 
(C25) Vienna, 30 moves, 1-0

July 13: Oh, Henry!
Bird vs Englisch, 1883 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

July 14: Bampton Comes Alive
Marshall vs S Bampton, 1899 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

July 15: Marco the Beast
G Marco vs Marshall, 1902 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

July 16: Otto Pay More Attention
O Zimmermann vs L Schmid, 1954 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

July 17: Levin Let Die
A M Levin vs Bilenkin, 1891 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

July 18: Horta Culture
J Viberg vs H Horta, 1989 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

July 19: To Live and Die in L.A.
Browne vs Seirawan, 1987 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 58 moves, 0-1

July 20: Slices and Dices
Von Popiel vs H E Atkins, 1902 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 37 moves, 1-0

July 21: I Yam What I Yam
A Yam vs Shirov, 2005 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

July 22: The Magnus Effect
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

July 23: A Horse is a Horse
Shirov vs M Bluvshtein, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

July 24: American Woman
Votava vs A Zatonskih, 2004 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

July 25: Petri Dishes it Out
A Spice vs P Kekki, 2004 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 56 moves, 0-1

July 26: Pinto No Return
M Pinto vs E Schiller, 2000  
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

July 27: Sämisch's Immortal [Also Jul-02-08]
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

July 28: Brink of Disaster
J Brink vs J R Markus, 1987 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 0-1

July 29: A Queen for the King
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

July 30: What's Good for the Guseinov
E Guseinov vs R Zelcic, 2005 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

July 31: Rockin' Gravel
L Day vs S Gravel, 1996 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

August 1: Pillsbury d'oh!
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

August 2: You Ain't Woman Enough
S Zigangirova vs J Shahade, 2002 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 52 moves, 0-1

August 3: Alexander the Great
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 34 moves, 0-1

August 4: Overprotection Racket
Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

August 5: Pascal's Wager
P Openshaw vs P Hummel, 1999 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 24 moves, 1-0

August 6: Psakhis Queen
Psakhis vs Lputian, 1979 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

August 7: Urban Development
M Krasenkow vs K Urban, 1996 
(E90) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

August 8: Come Get Csom
Kasparov vs Csom, 1980 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 29 moves, 1-0

August 9: Rantanen Raving
Tal vs Y Rantanen, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

August 10: Turing Test
A Turing vs A Glennie, 1952  
(C26) Vienna, 29 moves, 0-1

August 11: Elephant Man
Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

August 12: Berglery
E Berg vs Bareev, 2005 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

August 13: Halay's Comet
T Halay vs Zhu Chen, 2005 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 64 moves, 1-0

August 14: Meta-Morphysis
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

August 15: The Six Wives
B Belopolsky vs B Kogan, 1984 
(B30) Sicilian, 57 moves, 1-0

August 16: Chicken Plukker
Euwe vs J Plukker, 1923 
(B83) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

August 17: The King's the Thing
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

August 18: Livin' la Vida Lococo
Fischer vs A LoCoco, 1964 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

August 19: The Pipe Game
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

August 20: Boden Well
G MacDonnell vs S Boden, 1869 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

August 21: Check, please
Macieja vs Judit Polgar, 2002 
(A48) King's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

August 22: The Houska is a-Rockin'
J Houska vs Speelman, 2005 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 63 moves, 1-0

August 23: Rook Before you Leap
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

August 24: Rather Shirov Himself
Shirov vs Flear, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

August 25: Tea for Atou
Bosboom-Lanchava vs A Pourkashiyan, 2004 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

August 26: Louis and Clarke
L Giannone vs J W Clarke, 1995 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

August 27: In like Aljeeran, Out Like a Lam day
F Al Geran vs P Lam, 1989 
(C47) Four Knights, 35 moves, 0-1

August 28: Hall of Fame
J Hall vs S Conquest, 1999 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

August 29: Pickled Haring
R Haring vs P Cramling, 1981 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 0-1

August 30: Georgiev on My Mind
Kiril D Georgiev vs Topalov, 1992 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

August 31: Bare Hug
Hug vs S Halkias, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

September 1: Tarrasch the Thought
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

September 2: Steadman Tells No Tale
S F St Jermain Steadman vs Ed. Lasker, 1913 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 0-1

September 3: Saidy Hawkin'
Bisguier vs Saidy, 1963 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 28 moves, 0-1

September 4: Hey Jude
J Acers vs G Hulburd, 1968 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 46 moves, 1-0

September 5: Labor of Love
Alekhine vs A Love, 1923 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

September 6: Dented Helmut
P Ryan vs H Metschan, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 1-0

September 7: The Immortal Losing Game [Also Aug-24-08]
Sliwa vs Bronstein, 1957 
(A81) Dutch, 29 moves, 1-0

September 8: Lurin' Baburin
Leitao vs Baburin, 1998 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

September 9: Greeks Bearing Gifts
Kotronias vs R Djurhuus, 1995 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 38 moves, 1-0

September 10: Owen An Apology
Paulsen vs Owen, 1862 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

September 11: Oh Boey!
J Boey vs Estrin, 1972 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

September 12: Tangled Up in Blue
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

September 13: Bjorn Under a Bad Sign
Nimzowitsch vs E V Nielsen, 1930 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

September 14: Long Arm of the Law
A P Law vs Miles, 1981 
(C16) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 1-0

September 15: Rubinstein's Immortal [Also Jan-06-09]
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

September 16: The Trouble with Treybal
Duras vs K Treybal, 1905 
(C48) Four Knights, 44 moves, 1-0

September 17: The Prodigal Sun
Gong Qianyun vs Sun Furong, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

September 18: Heck, no!
N Heck vs J Meister, 2004 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 91 moves, 0-1

September 19: Dorian Mowed
D Rogozenco vs Morozevich, 2000 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

September 20: Old Geza
Maroczy vs K Helling, 1936 
(B01) Scandinavian, 33 moves, 1-0

September 21: Better than Nathan
Tarrasch vs N Mannheimer, 1880 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

September 22: To the Viktor Go the Spoils
Korchnoi vs Plachetka, 1969 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

September 23: Joel on a Roll
J C Benjamin vs Graham Carter, 1975 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

September 24: Van de Loo Industries
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

September 25: A Knight to Remember
Reshevsky vs G N Treysman, 1938 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

September 26: Women's Prison
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

September 27: A Romp in the Tromp
Trompowsky vs L Endzelins, 1936 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

September 28: Shaked Rattle and Roll
Judit Polgar vs Shaked, 1998 
(C18) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

September 29: Forgacs' Unforgettable Game
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

September 30: Haven't the Vegas Idea
Salov vs G Milos, 1999 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

October 1: Crossing the Kasim
Judit Polgar vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

October 2: They that Dance Must Pay the Svidler
Morozevich vs Svidler, 2005 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 55 moves, 0-1

October 3: A Very Sharp Tie
Tal vs Aronin, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

October 4: Pompa Circumstance
D Pompa vs A Mease, 1984 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 0-1

October 5: Run to the Hills
D Pruess vs K Hills, 2000 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

October 6: MacDonnell's Drive Through
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 0-1

October 7: Ruy the Day
Sutovsky vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 37 moves, 1-0

October 8: Good Loek Charm
Y Visser vs Van Wely, 2005 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

October 9: An Ulf in Sheep's Clothing
Ulf Andersson vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1973 
(A06) Reti Opening, 56 moves, 1-0

October 10: Pure Wizardry
G Gandolfi vs L Hackett, 2005 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

October 11: Alison Chains
Alison vs Fink, 1979 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 32 moves, 1-0

October 12: Doel it Out
E Cekro vs E van den Doel, 2005 
(A20) English, 35 moves, 0-1

October 13: Anand Sequitur
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

October 14: Wake Up Little Suzie
J I M Grant vs S Connolly, 2005 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

October 15: A Veselin the Brain
Leko vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

October 16: Drawing Room
Euwe vs Sultan Khan, 1932 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

October 17: The Price is Right
W Michel vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

October 18: The Big Lagowski
P Lagowski vs I Khairullin, 2005 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 33 moves, 1-0

October 19: The Spirit is Villing
D Villing vs I Asmundsson, 2005 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 30 moves, 1-0

October 20: The Scrapes of Rath
U Rath vs L D Evans, 1981 
(A14) English, 42 moves, 0-1

October 21: Gert Rude
O Ekebjaerg vs G Timmerman, 1991 
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Ocotber 22: Old Kentucky
NN vs Blackburne, 1880  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

October 23: Per-fect
P Ofstad vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

October 24: The Immortal Zugzwang Game
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

October 26: The Other Immortal Zugzwang [Also Feb-01-09]
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

October 27: The Sheriff of Nottingham
Tylor vs Lasker, 1936 
(C49) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

October 28: Chasing Windmills
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

October 29: Me and Julio
J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

October 30: Englisch Toughen
Englisch vs J Bauer, 1890 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 53 moves, 1-0

October 31: Happy Halloween
G Minchev vs Aleksandr Petrov, 1994 
(C46) Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

November 1: Vishyssoise
Anand vs Karpov, 1996 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

November 2: The Caro Can't
Kasparov vs Karpov, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

November 3: Mendelson's Sour Note
Tarrasch vs Mendelson, 1879 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

November 4: The Skewer Lure
Andrews vs F G Janssens, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

November 5: Prins Charming
Prins vs Rellstab, 1951 
(C27) Vienna Game, 41 moves, 1-0

November 6: Vlad to the Bone
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

November 7: Of Mieses and Men
Schlechter vs J Mieses, 1909 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

November 8: Slay the Dragan
J Gonzales vs D Kosic, 2004 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

November 9: Miles to Go
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

November 10: The Two Knight Show
Gligoric vs Bidev, 1946 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

November 11: I concede clearly now; Therien is gone
Yanofsky vs J Therien, 1947 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

November 12: Miracle Miles
Miles vs Spassky, 1978  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

November 13: Grand Theft Otto
O Borik vs C Renner, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

November 14: A Wrench in the French
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

November 15: Chito Bandito
S Abu Sufian vs C Garma, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

November 16: In a Pickle
Gligoric vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1964 
(B33) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

November 17: Silence of the Lamb
L Day vs B Lamb, 1990 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 58 moves, 1-0

November 18: 100 Year Old Scotch
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

November 19: Natural Bjorn Killers
S Conquest vs B Thorfinnsson, 2000 
(C28) Vienna Game, 23 moves, 1-0

November 20: Grand Larseny
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

November 21: Peter's Out
Svidler vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

November 22: Czech Point
Hort vs Chandler, 1982 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

November 23: Darryliction of Duty
C Van Tilbury vs D K Johansen, 2002 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

November 24: Macie's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macieja vs A Zapata, 2002 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 80 moves, 1-0

November 25: Zalt and Peppered
Igor Ivanov vs V Zaltsman, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

November 26: Battlin' the Catalan
M Umansky vs H Rittner, 2003 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 60 moves, 1-0

November 27: Throw his Taimanov
Estrin vs Taimanov, 1949 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

November 28: The Polygamous Monarch
Boleslavsky vs Kasparian, 1947 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 89 moves, 1-0

November 29: Acropolis Now
K Kokolias vs F Sigalas, 2005 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

November 30: Ladies' Knight
Dusan Rajkovic vs Z Jeraj, 1989 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

December 1: Four Queens
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

December 2: Justin Time
Lapshun vs J Sarkar, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 0-1

December 3: Fearin' Smirin
Bareev vs Smirin, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

December 4: African Queen
F Mandizha vs D Amini, 2005 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 78 moves, 0-1

December 5: March of the Peng Wins
Zhaoqin Peng vs A van Weersel, 2005 
(D94) Grunfeld, 70 moves, 1-0

December 6: The Artist's Drawing
Duchamp vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1931 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

December 7: Good Knight, Folks
Fischer vs Julio Bolbochan, 1962  
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

December 8: Blind Ambition
D Baretic vs B Cafferty, 1962 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 58 moves, 1-0

December 9: Antic's Roadshow
V Nevednichy vs D Antic, 2001 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 34 moves, 0-1

December 10: Leko my Echo
P Ricardi vs Leko, 1994 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 54 moves, 1-0

December 11: Nothing for Nils
A J Mestel vs N Renman, 1980 
(C15) French, Winawer, 49 moves, 1-0

December 12: Desperate Chesswives
A Kushnir vs J Bellin, 1972 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

December 13: Dubious Dubois
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

December 14: Voisin the Wilderness
J Cukierman vs A Voisin, 1929 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

December 15: Bold and Atalik
S Atalik vs Miles, 1993 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

December 16: Everybody Wang Pin Tonight
J Shahade vs Wang Pin, 2002 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 0-1

December 17: Paoli Wolly Doodle
Kotov vs E Paoli, 1950 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

December 18: He Shall Be Levon
Aronian vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 54 moves, 1-0

December 19: Pin Wiel
Van der Wiel vs G Miralles, 1990 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

December 20: Pinning and Winning
V Green vs Steinitz, 1864 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 0-1

December 21: Evening Post
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

December 22: Pin Ball
Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 0-1

December 23: Deck the Hall
McShane vs J Hall, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

December 24: A Christmas Karel
Hromadka vs F Treybal, 1912 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

December 25: Wholly Knight
J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001 
(A21) English, 84 moves, 1-0

December 26: All The King's Horses
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

December 27: Maccabi rebels
Alekhine / Koltanowski vs Maccabi Chess Club, 1934 
(B20) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

December 28: Watu do now?
S Chumfwa vs W Kobese, 2002 
(B07) Pirc, 26 moves, 1-0

December 29: Not so Gooding
Lasker vs W Gooding, 1908 
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

December 30: J'adoube!
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 46 moves, 0-1

December 31: Black Magic Woman
I Santana vs A Thorgrimsdottir, 2002 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 71 moves, 1-0

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