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Game of the Day 2014
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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Search terms: Gameoftheday 2014, GOTD 2014

Missing game: Game for February 6, Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914, was repeated on August 19 with a different pun, "Don't Cry For Me Argentina". The latter is omitted from this index, as a game can only appear once in a collection.


January 1: Reichenbacher Falls
G Reichenbacher vs A Nickel, 1986 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 54 moves, 0-1

January 2: Lovas or Hate Us
I Abonyi vs G Lovas, 1915  
(C48) Four Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

January 3: A Case of the Blahs
J Lechtynsky vs K Blaha, 1985 
(B30) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

January 4: Kasparov Smearin'
Kasparov vs Smirin, 1988 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

January 5: The Forsyth Saga
Blackburne vs D Forsyth, 1883  
(C22) Center Game, 48 moves, 1-0

January 6: Lara's Theme
L Micoogullari vs E Zdilar, 2013 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 43 moves, 1-0

January 7: Shahadenfreude
J Shahade vs L Times, 2001 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

January 8: The Wohl King Dead
S Ernst vs A H Wohl, 2009 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

January 9: Cons and Pros
N Whitaker vs Capablanca, 1913 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 0-1

January 10: The Pearl of Sofia
Topalov vs G Minchev, 1988 
(B57) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

January 11: Not Too Shabby
Shabalov vs Smirin, 1992 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 78 moves, 1-0

January 12: Over the Top
V Gashimov vs Ramesh, 2004 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

January 13: Poverty of Notions
R E Adams vs Robert Smith, 1872 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

January 14: For Whom the Bell Tolls
G Morrell vs D Gong, 2014 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

January 15: Sacrifice a Littlewood
J Littlewood vs G Abrahams, 1962 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

January 16: Honest Abe
G Abrahams vs W H Watts, 1936 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

January 17: Mach Schnell!
R Schnelle vs H Niemoeller, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

January 18: Sir, Yasser!
Seirawan vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

January 19: Avrukh, Will Travel
M Roiz vs B Avrukh, 2008 
(A04) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 0-1

January 20: I Have a Dream
S T King vs E S Maguire, 1896  
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

January 21: Kim Pawn Ill
S Williams vs The World, 2013 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

January 22: My Kingdom for a Norse
Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 67 moves, 0-1

January 23: Nak Down Drag Out
Ponomariov vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 93 moves, 1-0

January 24: Swan Song
Tal vs Kasparov, 1992 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

January 25: I'm Just a Bill
Bill Gates vs Carlsen, 2014 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

January 26: Viktory Lap
Morozevich vs V Laznicka, 2013 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 74 moves, 0-1

January 27: The Tables Turned
Dus Chotimirsky vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 55 moves, 0-1

January 28: As You Luke It
McShane vs A Istratescu, 2013 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

January 29: Vlad Tidings
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2013 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 62 moves, 0-1

January 30: Sending Out an SOS
E Sos Andreu vs Kamsky, 2014 
(E91) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

January 31: Gedult Swim
Potolea vs D Gedult, 1974 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

February 1: Purdy Please
Purdy vs F Crowl, 1934 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 46 moves, 1-0

February 2: Superb Oll
Oll vs Barsov, 1986 
(C06) French, Tarrasch, 103 moves, 1-0

February 3: Taking a Dive
R J Dive vs H Westerinen, 1989 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

February 4: Much Adu About Nothing
Wolff vs O Adu, 2001 
(C01) French, Exchange, 22 moves, 1-0

February 5: Bled, Svet, and Tears
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1961 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

February 6: It takes a Villegas
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

February 7: Good Copp, Bad Copp
L G L Copp vs R Kerr, 1944 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

February 8: Annie Get Your Gun
S Hwang vs A Weiss, 1999 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

February 9: The Long and Winding Rohde
de Firmian vs Rohde, 1987 
(C16) French, Winawer, 93 moves, 0-1

February 10: Dudley Do-Wrong
Fischer vs B G Dudley, 1964 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

February 11: Chilly Kukov
A Viela vs V Kukov, 2010 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 66 moves, 1-0

February 12: I Hear you Nakin'
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 52 moves, 1-0

February 13: Crazy Krasen
M Krasenkow vs A Iljushin, 2014 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

February 14: Vladislav (Baby Don't Hurt Me)
Tkachiev vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

February 15: Mista Win
L Mista vs Plachetka, 1974 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 37 moves, 1-0

February 16: A Pretty Pickle
R Pikler vs J Rejfir, 1927 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

February 17: Ro v. Wade
Rossolimo vs Wade, 1950 
(C57) Two Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

February 18: Fly in the Ointment
Gelfand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

February 19: Fifty Moves to Beat Sulava
N Sulava vs I Rogers, 1988 
(A06) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

February 20: Surfin' Safarli
E Safarli vs A Obodchuk, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

February 21: Bo Tie
B Jacobsen vs Karpov, 1968 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

February 22: Marxen Recreation
T Marxen vs S Fedorchuk, 1992 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

February 23: Don't Cry, It's Fine
Fine vs C F Tears, 1945 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

February 24: Cha Cheng
B Cheng vs T Gareyev, 2012 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

February 25: Suetin to the Uhldies
Suetin vs Uhlmann, 1996 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 34 moves, 1-0

February 26: Bad to the Bohm
Kholmov vs H Bohm, 1975 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

February 27: Chick in Kiev
A Ushenina vs Romanishin, 2005 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1-0

February 28: Pop Goes the Huisl
M Pein vs W Huisl, 1984 
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

March 1: A Hort Day's Knight
Hort vs Minic, 1967 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

March 2: Mean Queens
A N Rubinsztein vs H Winkler, 1983 
(C56) Two Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

March 3: Knight after Knight
S Schweber vs B Wexler, 1964 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 47 moves, 1-0

March 4: Down for the Count
Dubois vs Count Kushelev-Bezborodko, 1858 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

March 5: Finding Nepo
Le Quang Liem vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 68 moves, 0-1

March 6: The Wolff of Wall Street
Wolff vs T Wall, 1985 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

March 7: Playing the Stein Way
Stein vs Tal, 1971 
(A14) English, 33 moves, 1-0

March 8: g2, Joy of Man's Desiring
Boleslavsky vs Ufimtsev, 1944 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 0-1

March 9: The English Conquest
J Gallagher vs S Conquest, 1988 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

March 10: Thorbing Headache
Alekhine vs Thorbjohnson, 1929 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 33 moves, 1-0

March 11: Hoover Dammed
M Bain vs Z L Hoover, 1938 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

March 12: Catcher in the Ruy
Tal vs Spassky, 1980 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 44 moves, 1-0

March 13: Bolbo Fete
Julio Bolbochan vs Gligoric, 1950 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 57 moves, 1-0

March 14: I Am the One Who Naks
Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

March 15: Who Likes Short Schwarz?
NN vs A Schwarz, 1873 
(C25) Vienna, 22 moves, 0-1

March 16: Shi Bop
Shirov vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

March 17: Easy Straat
E Straat vs Euwe, 1925 
(E92) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

March 18: Aal and then Zum
P Bratholm vs J Van Aalzum, 1988 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 0-1

March 19: Blinded by the Knight
Aronian vs Gelfand, 2011 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

March 20: Cuckoo Bird
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

March 21: Mongolian Barbecue
Fischer vs S Purevzhav, 1962 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

March 22: Ponomatopoeia
Ponomariov vs Kramnik, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

March 23: Parry Winkel
Winkel vs Alkmaar, 1856 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

March 24: All Dinged Up
Ding Liren vs A Moiseenko, 2013 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

March 25: Shocker Kahn
V Kahn vs Koblents, 1935 
(A48) King's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

March 26: Oh Vishy You're So Fine
Kamsky vs Anand, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 53 moves, 0-1

March 27: Sharp Shota
D Howell vs S Azaladze, 2012 
(B06) Robatsch, 53 moves, 0-1

March 28: How I Mate Your Mother
Dr. Michaelsen vs Mrs. Michaelsen, 1884 
(C46) Three Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

March 29: Snorri of My Life
I Johannesson vs S Bergsson, 2007 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

March 30: Mutually Assured Drawstruction
Averbakh vs Fischer, 1958 
(E73) King's Indian, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

March 31: Never say Neverov
V Neverov vs A Mastrovasilis, 2005 
(A61) Benoni, 148 moves, 1-0

April 1: Beam Me Up, Scotty
R Mateo vs E Kirk, 2008 
(A36) English, 27 moves, 1-0

April 2: Not Fade Away
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 40 moves, 0-1

April 3: The Pink Panther Strikes Again
A Pink vs NN, 1911 
(C25) Vienna, 25 moves, 1-0

April 4: A Shot in the Dark
Bronstein vs Dark Thought, 1996 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

April 5: Friday Night Smackdown
D Falcon vs D Hogan, 1999 
(C46) Three Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

April 6: O Captain! My Captain!
Captain Evans vs Horwitz, 1843 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

April 7: Berrying a Rudge
W Berry vs M Rudge, 1874 
(C48) Four Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

April 8: Y'all Reti for This?
Reti vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

April 9: By the Book
E E Book vs Ingerslev, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

April 10: Baile Out
Baile vs Taimanov, 1957 
(B20) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

April 11: Emil Fit for a King
D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

April 12: Lemon Marangunic
A Planinc vs S Marangunic, 1969 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

April 13: Holy Moses
J S Moses vs O Cruz Filho, 1938 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

April 14: A Star is Born
Kholmov vs Tal, 1949 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

April 15: All Bets are Off
A Alexikov vs A Bets, 2001 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 58 moves, 1-0

April 16: Gata Hand It to Him
Leko vs Kamsky, 2008 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 61 moves, 0-1

April 17: The Rook of Gibraltar
N Dzagnidze vs Adams, 2013 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

April 18: Reuben, Reuben, I've Been Thinking
Fine vs Gruenfeld, 1936 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

April 19: My Pal Tal
Tal vs Benko, 1959 
(B27) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

April 20: Here Comes Cenek Kottn-tail
C Kottnauer vs Najdorf, 1946 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 58 moves, 1-0

April 21: A Random Walk Down Chess Street
J van Ruitenburg vs S Castellani, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

April 22: Come Away Melinda
A Jakab vs M Goczo, 2001 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 53 moves, 1-0

April 23: Dead Poet's Society
W Napier vs W T Dickinson, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

April 24: Horsepower
E Reichmann vs H Ullrich, 1961 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

April 25: Railroaded
V Malakhov vs Ivanchuk, 2014 
(A14) English, 41 moves, 0-1

April 26: Dorfed in Size
Taimanov vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 43 moves, 0-1

April 27: The Amazing Houdini
Rybka vs Houdini, 2011 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 53 moves, 0-1

April 28: Tarrasch the Thought
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

April 29: Do You Know the Way to Beat Josť?
Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

April 30: A Tough Nutt to to Crack
Capablanca vs W E Allnutt, 1911 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

May 1: Mason Jarred
J Mason vs Teichmann, 1903 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 16 moves, 0-1

May 2: Jason Marred
M Paragua vs J Goh, 2004 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

May 3: Kampen Grounds
R van Kampen vs R Rapport, 2014 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

May 4: Contempt of Court
Z Frankel vs R A Court, 1964 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 1-0

May 5: Ain't it Funny How the Knight Moves
J Mieses vs Seger, 1890 
(C25) Vienna, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

May 6: You Asked for It!
J Ask vs O Von Bahr, 2013 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

May 7: Ender's Game
J Pachow vs P Enders, 1981 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

May 8: Bay City Rollers
Fischer vs D Byrne, 1963 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

May 9: Giri Choco
A Giri vs A Belezky, 2014 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 1-0

May 10: Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You
Norway vs Carlsen, 2014 
(B56) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

May 11: Whisler's Mother
W Whisler vs Fischer, 1956 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 28 moves, 0-1

May 12: Bing 'em On!
Edward Holt vs T Bingamon, 1947 
(C56) Two Knights, 14 moves, 1-0

May 13: Gori Violence
Tal vs Gufeld, 1968 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

May 14: Follow the Leader
Geller vs Panno, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

May 15: Colle Slaw
Colle vs Capablanca, 1929 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

May 16: A Knight on the Rim Will Win
B Savchenko vs L Guliev, 2014 
(B20) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

May 17: Havana Good Time
Janowski vs O Chajes, 1913 
(C49) Four Knights, 108 moves, 1-0

May 18: Rage Against the Machine
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

May 19: Max Out
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 44 moves, 0-1

May 20: Eat It
Y Yakovich vs Bronstein, 1994 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

May 21: A Pound of Flesch
Tal vs J Flesch, 1981 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

May 22: Black and Dekker
Spielmann vs C L C Dekker, 1934 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

May 23: Sweet Smelov Success
A Smelov vs V I Ivanov, 2000 
(A04) Reti Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

May 24: Talkin' 'bout my Variation
Velimirovic vs J Sofrevski, 1965 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

May 25: Venit, Vidit, Vicit
A Shimanov vs V S Gujrathi, 2011 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

May 26: All Gave Some; Some Gave All
M Oratovsky vs L Bruzon Batista, 2012 
(B30) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

May 27: Zinkl, Zinkl, Little Star
A Zinkl vs R Huber, 1897 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

May 28: Simon Says
S Williams vs C Marcelin, 2014 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

May 29: Open and Shut
J Zawadzka vs L Schut, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

May 30: Dumb L Dore
F Young vs L Dore, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 22 moves, 1-0

May 31: The Taxicab Game
M G Isakov vs S Ramanujam, 2014 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

June 1: Taleportischion
Tal vs Portisch, 1965 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0

June 2: A Knight in Tunisia
Ivkov vs M Cuellar Gacharna, 1967 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

June 3: Kashdan Carried
D MacMurray vs Kashdan, 1934 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

June 4: The Incorrect Opening
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

June 5:; The 11th Hour
Saidy vs Fischer, 1964 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 0-1

June 6: Poor Little Critter
Stockfish vs Critter, 2014 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 64 moves, 1-0

June 7: On a Colm Daly, You Can c Forever
C Daly vs P Short, 2008 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 64 moves, 1-0

June 8: Out for Justus
J Meyer vs H van Hartingsvelt, 1924 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

June 9: So Now You Know
W So vs F Vallejo Pons, 2014 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

June 10: Lagrave Consequences
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Vaisser, 2014 
(A04) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

June 11: Home Cookin'
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

June 12: Own Goal
M Diskerud vs Carlsen, 2013 
(E90) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

June 13: The Flesch is Weak
G Lane vs J Flesch, 1983 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 10 moves, 1-0

June 14: Dzindzivitis
Dzindzichashvili vs V Tukmakov, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

June 15: How to Beat Your Dad at Chess
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

June 16: A Million Ways to Die in the Sicilian
Ivanchuk vs Kamsky, 1994 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 30 moves, 0-1

June 17: Use the Force, Luke
Aronian vs McShane, 2012 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

June 18: Foucault's Pendulum
N Rogers vs J Foucault, 2001 
(B33) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

June 19: Liar, Liar, Pawns on Fire
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 1995 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

June 20: Sax Sacs
Sax vs Ehlvest, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

June 21: Loek b4 You Leap
Van Wely vs Nunn, 1992 
(E97) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

June 22: Body Count
R W Smith vs D Body, 1980 
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 1-0

June 23: Terminated
O Storchenegger vs P Clemance, 1978 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 25 moves, 0-1

June 24: Something Vishy This Way Comes
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 60 moves, 0-1

June 25: Fruit Smoothie
R C Lemon vs M Plum, 1982 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 0-1

June 26: Fleetwood Mac
D Fleetwood vs I Mackintosh, 2006 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

June 27: Draw Your Own Conclusion
Keres vs Reshevsky, 1953 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

June 28: A Nightmare on Elm Street
H Zollner vs W Elm, 1934 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

June 29: Hell Bent
Taimanov vs Larsen, 1970 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

June 30: J.P. Morgan Chase
J P Morgan vs W P Shipley, 1890 
(C25) Vienna, 38 moves, 1-0

July 1: Rogers, Over and Out
R Ekstroem vs I Rogers, 1985 
(B50) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

July 2: No Mere Mortel Can Resist
T van de Berkmortel vs Bronstein, 1993 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 29 moves, 0-1

July 3: Kengis Gone
E Kengis vs Sveshnikov, 2005 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 66 moves, 0-1

July 4: Opening a Khanov Worms
V Khanov vs I Biriukov, 2004 
(D89) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1-0

July 5: Honey, I Blew Up the KID
Letelier vs Najdorf, 1954 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

July 6: School of Hard Nakas
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

July 7: Persson of Interest
T Hillarp Persson vs Hector, 2014 
(A09) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

July 8: Schach und Matt!
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 55 moves, 1-0

July 9: Saulinoid
Balashov vs D Saulin, 1994 
(B20) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

July 10: Knock Your Schelfhout
Janowski vs W A T Schelfhout, 1913 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 46 moves, 1-0

July 11: The Riemann Hypothesis
Von Gottschall vs F Riemann, 1885 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

July 12: On Pins and Needles
G Chandler vs R Kynoch, 1981 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

July 13: Dude, Where's My Rook?
McDonnell vs NN, 1830 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

July 14: Liposuction
Lipschutz vs Mackenzie, 1886 
(C25) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

July 15: One Fish, Two Fish, Little Fish, Stockfish
Stockfish vs Rybka, 2013 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

July 16: Pawnless in Seattle
Bronstein vs K Darga, 1964 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

July 17: The Lion, the Vish, and the Ward Robbed
C Ward vs Anand, 1990 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 0-1

July 18: The Killing Flohr
N Evseev vs Flohr, 1949 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

July 19: The Trial
F Kafka vs Hromadka, 1921 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

July 20: Flim Flam
Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

July 21: Comfortably Nunn
Korchnoi vs Nunn, 1981 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 33 moves, 0-1

July 22: A New Sharif in Town
M Sharif vs Kasparov, 1988 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 31 moves, 1-0

July 23: Supermariov
Ponomariov vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

July 24: So You Think you Kan Dance?
F Alvarez vs Karpov, 1972 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 30 moves, 0-1

July 25: Abel was I ere I saw Albert
A Hodges vs A E Blackmar, 1892 
(C14) French, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

July 26: Pin Pal
Szabo vs Benko, 1951 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

July 27: Pachman Ghosted
Pachman vs Bronstein, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 31 moves, 0-1

July 28: Colle Lapsed
Euwe vs Colle, 1924 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

July 29: Horton Hears a Zhou
J Horton vs Y Zhou, 2014 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 57 moves, 0-1

July 30: Red Bol Gives You Wing
Boleslavsky vs Taimanov, 1952 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

July 31: Kann Opener
Judit Polgar vs A S Rasmussen, 2013 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

August 1: Fahrni Rubble
Alekhine vs Fahrni, 1914  
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

August 2: Purdy has the Last Wordy
A L Miller vs Purdy, 1946 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

August 3: Fire on the Boris
Shirov vs Gelfand, 1993 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

August 4: The Dark Knight Rises
D Daniuszewski vs A Chepurnov, 1909 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 0-1

August 5: The 100 Moves' War
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 100 moves, 1-0

August 6: Breaking Vlad
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2014 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

August 7: Hurricane Kateryna
Lahno vs M Etmans, 2004 
(B32) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

August 8: Death Kab for Cutie
Wang Yu vs E Kabanova, 2010 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 66 moves, 1-0

August 9: Perena Cat Chow
J Docena vs C Perena, 2009 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 42 moves, 0-1

August 10: Miles Down the Rohde
Miles vs Rohde, 1984 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 30 moves, 1-0

August 11: Malcolm in the Middlegame
J Donaldson vs M Pein, 1979 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

August 12: Good Wil Hunting
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

August 13: America's Got Talent
Nakamura vs Kamsky, 2013 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 42 moves, 1-0

August 14: Mam and Pop
R Mamedov vs V Popov, 2009 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

August 15: Hey Jude
Judit Polgar vs Epishin, 1996 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

August 16: Reggatta de Blanc
Kasparov vs Sting, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

August 17: That '70s Show
J Oberg vs W J Wenz, 1977 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

August 18: Trojan Horses
Bronstein vs Zamikhovsky, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

August 20: Fine Arts [For August 19, see introduction]
Fine vs Dake, 1933 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

August 21: A Knight's Tale
Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 65 moves, 0-1

August 22: Kiss of Death
P Kiss vs Tibor, 1973 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

August 23: Alekhine Battery
W Winter vs Alekhine, 1936 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

August 24: With a Little Help from My French
P Clarke vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

August 25: If You're Reti Kmoch and Get it
Kmoch vs Reti, 1926 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

August 26: This Board was Made for Walk-King
I Cheparinov vs Sutovsky, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

August 27: Of Mieses and Men
J Mieses vs Lasker, 1889 
(C25) Vienna, 28 moves, 0-1

August 28: That Sucks
J Earnest vs C Hoover, 1947 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

August 29: Checking Mecking
L A Tan vs Mecking, 1976 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

August 30: Grobbeling on the Flohr
Flohr vs Grob, 1933 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

August 31: Mann Overboard
H Charlick vs J Mann, 1880 
(C21) Center Game, 30 moves, 1-0

September 1: White Elephant
Gligoric vs Holze, 1970 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

September 2: Hungary for a Win
Benko vs Fischer, 1962 
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 1-0

September 3: Well Done
Reshevsky vs K Burger, 1969 
(E57) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...dc and 9...cd, 26 moves, 1-0

September 4: Pawn Storms Likely
Adorjan vs Ribli, 1979 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

September 5: Crosby Stilled and Gnashed
Koltanowski vs F Crosby, 1968 
(C56) Two Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

September 6: Ward Off
Nunn vs C Ward, 1984 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

September 7: Fawlty Towers
T Batchimeg vs Koneru, 2014 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

September 8: I Have a Haring Problem
R Haring vs M De Oliveira, 1976 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 60 moves, 1-0

September 9: Sax and Violence
Sax vs Keene, 1972 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

September 10: When Push Comes to Shkov
Smyslov vs N Pushkov, 1993 
(A13) English, 35 moves, 0-1

September 11: I'll See You in Court
R A Court vs J R Phillips, 1963 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 78 moves, 1-0

September 12: Snap Mackle Pop
D Mackle vs G Jones, 2013 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 24 moves, 0-1

September 13: Life in the Fast Lein
A Lein vs J Barle, 1979 
(C28) Vienna Game, 42 moves, 1-0

September 14: Sucha Shame
Alekhine vs R Sucha, 1943 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

September 15: Jacob's Madder
J Yuchtman vs Tal, 1959 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

September 16: Short Listed
P List vs J Mieses, 1927 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

September 17: Playing with Fier
A H T dos Santos Fier vs A Bivol, 2012 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

September 18: Car Wars
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

September 19: Dunst Cap
D Moody vs A Hubbard, 2014 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

September 20: Nothing Fancy
R Tolentino vs S Fancy, 2007 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

September 21: Refer Mednis
Korchnoi vs Mednis, 1956 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

September 22: Cuban b-File Crisis
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

September 23: Karl's Bad
Capablanca vs H K Mattison, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 20 moves, 1-0

September 24: Shah Na Na
Koneru vs A M Shah, 2002 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

September 25: A Lessing or a Kurtz?
N Lessing vs N Kurtz, 1966 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 21 moves, 1-0

September 26: Black is OK
Capablanca vs R T Black, 1911 
(B20) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

September 27: Stare Wars
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 34 moves, 1-0

September 28: Digging Lagrave
A David vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

September 29: Ryder's on the Storm
Ryder vs NN, 1899 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

September 30: Bitter Lehmann
H Lehmann vs K Junge, 1942 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

October 1: The Immortal Retreat Game
Petrosian vs Aronin, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

October 2: Warning: May Cause Emory Loss
Yermolinsky vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 9 moves, 1-0

October 3: Bear Hug
Hug vs Ulf Andersson, 1971 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

October 4: I Just Called to Say "You Forfeit"
A Galkin vs V Malakhov, 2008 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 41 moves, 1-0

October 5: Nevoconstructivism
A Riazantsev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

October 6: Poker Face
D Howell vs S Williams, 2014 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

October 7: Rapport Card
B Bok vs R Rapport, 2014 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

October 8: Young Kolt
Koltanowski vs Colle, 1923 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

October 9: Szily Putty
Szily vs Wloch, 1943 
(C15) French, Winawer, 9 moves, 1-0

October 10: Kinder Egg
Van Wely vs S Kindermann, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

October 11: The Kan Can
Kan vs Botvinnik, 1929 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

October 12: Have a Hjart
Hjartarson vs V Malaniuk, 1993 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 1-0

October 13: Bond Yields
T Mazuchowski vs M Bond, 1992 
(C25) Vienna, 28 moves, 1-0

October 14: Wolf Whistle
Daunke vs P Kalmar-Wolf, 1925 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 0-1

October 15: Norwegian Wood
Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1-0

October 16: Flear the Worst
Flear vs de Firmian, 1994 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 64 moves, 0-1

October 17: Chekhov's Gun
A Suvorin vs A Chekhov, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

October 18: Lars and the Real Girl
L Meyer vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1981 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 0-1

October 19: Calamity Jan
Kasparov vs Timman, 1991 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

October 20: Pay as Yu Go
Yu Yangyi vs A Zatonskih, 2013 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

October 21: The Baltic Shelf
Keres vs Tal, 1959 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 0-1

October 22: Lady and the Champ
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

October 23: Sterk Raving Mad
Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

October 24: Art Greco
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

October 25: Spanish Class
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 28 moves, 1-0

October 26: Little Black Book
P Trifunovic vs E E Book, 1948 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 54 moves, 0-1

October 27: Justus Prevails
S Bercys vs J D Williams, 2012 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

October 28: Duras Hell Battery
Duras vs V Vlk, 1902 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

October 29: A Show of Hans
Lindehn vs Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

October 30: Rabble Rauzer
Rauzer vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 29 moves, 0-1

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

November 1: Cebalo 13
M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014 
(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 1-0

November 2: Jonny on the Spot
Stockfish vs Jonny, 2014 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 60 moves, 1-0

November 3: You Down with IQP?
Kasparov vs Short, 1986 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

November 4: Crazy Yates
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

November 5: Crash Corzo
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

November 6: One Man's Meat is Another Man's Poison
I Bilek vs Fischer, 1962 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 0-1

Novermber 7: How the Wes was Won
McShane vs W So, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

November 8: Well Done, Burger
Fischer vs R Burger, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

November 9: Vasic Pickle
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

November 10: Angelova Death
Judit Polgar vs P Chilingirova, 1988 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

November 11: Miracle Whip
Reshevsky vs G Hellman, 1939 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 71 moves, 1-0

Mpvember 12: The Beli of the Beast
Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1988 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 29 moves, 0-1

November 13: Moro Never Knows
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

November 14: Bottin Paid For
Morphy vs A Bottin, 1858 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

November 15: Wolf's Bane
Uhlmann vs Fischer, 1970 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 34 moves, 0-1

November 16: Happiness is a Warm Gunsberg
Gunsberg vs Steinitz, 1891 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

November 17: Haba Kokes and a Smile
P Haba vs B Kokes, 2003 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

November 18: Enno Dominate
E Heyken vs S Dave, 2001 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

November 19: The Koroty Kid
A Korotylev vs Z Izoria, 1998 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 29 moves, 1-0

November 20: Three Sacs of the Sandor
S Takacs vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

November 21:; Mabee Not
G Sanders vs T Mabee, 1982 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

November 22: Knocking on Hebden's Door
Nunn vs Hebden, 1979 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

November 23: If You c1 You've Seen Them All
Svidler vs D Andreikin, 2014 
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

November 24: No More Tears
C F Tears vs R Llorens, 1962 
(C27) Vienna Game, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

November 25: Gore Gazola
Zhao Xue vs V Ramos Gazola, 2010 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 38 moves, 1-0

November 26: When I'm 64
Korchnoi vs Short, 1995 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

November 27: Nobody's Business But the Turk
Mephisto vs NN, 1770 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

November 28: Phi Beta Capa
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

November 29: The Race is On
C A Martinez vs V van Riemsdijk, 1993 
(A48) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

November 30: Grand Yuri
Najdorf vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

December 1: When the Caro Kan't
I Zaitsev vs NN, 1970 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 16 moves, 1-0

December 2: Chopped Liver
Shirov vs S Sulskis, 2014 
(C57) Two Knights, 28 moves, 1-0

December 3: Harmin' Darmen
P H Nielsen vs Sadvakasov, 2002 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

December 4: The Salem Vish Trials
Anand vs A R Saleh Salem, 2014 
(A09) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Dece,ber 5: Darwin's Theory Krushed
D Yang vs I Krush, 2010 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

December 6: Czech Your Mirrors
Stein vs Filip, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

December 7: San Rafael
Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

December 8: Loose Gossip
Gossip vs Chigorin, 1889  
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 0-1

December 9: J'adoube!
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 46 moves, 0-1

December 10: The Stuff of Legein
D Freeman vs M Legein, 2011 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

December 11: Tothache
E J Diemer vs Toth, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

December 12: Ribli's Believe it or Not
Ribli vs Smyslov, 1982 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 1-0

December 13: Nimzowitschcraft
L Van Vliet vs Nimzowitsch, 1907 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

December 14: Five Easy Pieces
M L Nicholson vs E Saglione, 2008 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

December 15: Dr. Sousse
Larsen vs Ivkov, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

December 16: Smoked Sahlmann
W Sahlmann vs K Junge, 1941 
(B32) Sicilian, 65 moves, 0-1

December 17: I Beg Your Barden?
L Barden vs J Penrose, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 35 moves, 1-0

December 18: Sweet Sixteen
Fischer vs W A Nyman, 1964 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

December 19: Hannes Across the Vatter
H Vatter vs H Langrock, 2002 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

December 20: Taim the Tiger
Taimanov vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 40 moves, 1-0

December 21: Question Mark
Geller vs Taimanov, 1952 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 70 moves, 1-0

December 22: Beni, Vidi, Vici
Sliwa vs A Beni, 1957 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

December 22: Roman Holiday
Dzindzichashvili vs Fritz, 1991 
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

December 24: On BlitzinOn Blitzin'
Kasimdzhanov vs E Najer, 2014 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

December 25: Christmas Carroll
D Carroll vs I Findlay, 1984 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

December 26: You'll Hear from my Brother
Tarrasch vs B Lasker, 1882 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

December 27: Fast Lerner
Kharlov vs K Lerner, 1992 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 22 moves, 0-1

December 28: Boy, You're Gonna Garry that Weight
Kasparov vs V Atlas, 1997 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 1-0

December 29: More Tal Combat
Tal vs Panno, 1991 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 35 moves, 1-0

December 30: Suffering from c6-ness
The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

December 31: Part of a Nutrizio's Breakfast
A Giusti vs Nutrizio, 1949 
(B58) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

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