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Copycatz & Agreed/Book Drawz Fredthebear's pic
Compiled by fredthebear
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These games are symmetrical in general at the top of the list, and some throughout. Both sides mirrored each other in the opening at some point. Exact identical twins is not a requirement; a couple move variations are allowed. At the amateur level, symmetrical positions often appear to be harmless to one side or the other, but far from it.

There are also a host of uneventful book draws by ECO code that are not symmetrical at all. These are complete opposites.

Site under construction by Fredthebear.

* Here's a link to copycat games of the famous Immortal Draw: Games Like Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872

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

Chess variants, Q odds (000) 1-0 Reinfeld checkmate puzzle
Tarrasch vs Schroder, 1890 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 1-0

Variants / Bird's / Lisystyn Gambit (000) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
Tarrasch vs Kolb, 1894 
(000) Chess variants, 29 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening 1.f4 f5 (A02) 1-0 Rob the pin
Koltanowski vs Reinhold, 1931 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening vs Copycat (A02) 1-0 Greco's Mate in 1
J D Adkins vs D Vercauteren, 2001 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Photo-copy (w/colors reversed) of Ed. Lasker - Sir G.A. Thomas
NN vs R Crepeaux, 1923 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

1 f5 - the Crow Defense beats Bent Larsen
Larsen vs P Trifunovic, 1960 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2 Copycat draw
B Lengyel vs A Czebe, 1998 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anderssen Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2 The last round
A T Arnason vs J P Erlingsson, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anderssen Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2 Read blogger notes
Larry Evans vs H Gordon, 1946 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Van't Kruijs Opening/Copycat (A00) 1-0 Kside Crossfire!
A Suvorin vs A Chekhov, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Polish, Symmetrical Copycat first 12 moves (A00) 1-0 Spankin'
E Thorsteinsson vs L Thorsteinsson, 2012 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

"Bent Larsen's Best Games: Fighting Chess with the Great Dane"
Larsen vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1971 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Symmetrical Copycat (A01) 1/2-Perp upon Q
B Wall vs V Di-Bisceglie, 1976
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Symmetrical (A01) 0-1 Pin the attacker
F Bakkes vs J Franssen, 2001
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 12 moves, 0-1

Vladi's Queen sac crashes Vishy
Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Sudden lash out
Averbakh vs Kholmov, 1947 
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandi. Bogoljubow Var. Heinola-Deppe Gambit
J Dourerassou vs B Taddei, 2014 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Saemisch Attack (B02) 0-1 4 horses after 8...Nc6
U Voigt vs Pribyl, 1996 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Dead even after move 32
Alapin vs Winawer, 1901
(B06) Robatsch, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Exchange Copycat (C01) 0-1 Notes by Lasker
L Forgacs vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(C01) French, Exchange, 52 moves, 0-1

FrenchNc6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Copycat first 8 moves wins in 19.
Zukertort vs W Potter, 1875 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 0-1

Game 86 Wonders and Curiosities of Chess by Irving Chernev
Max Weiss vs J Schwarz, 1883 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def Classical. Delayed Exchange Nc6(C11) 1-0Notes by JHB
Blackburne vs J Fish, 1879  
(C11) French, 29 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Napoleon Attack (C20) 1-0 Declines repetition of position
Pavel Dimitrov vs N Vlashki, 2008 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 80 moves, 1-0

Beyer Gambit (C21) 1-0 The most sudden K walk that I know of.
Sas vs NN, 1904 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C23) 1-0 A slower Scholar's Mate
Michael Meyer vs D Newcomb, 1952 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 1-0

Great game, similar to Paulsen vs Morphy 1857
G MacDonnell vs S Boden, 1869 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Lopez Var (C23) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy w/B aid
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Dr. Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825) Direct ancestor of Immortal Game
T Bowdler vs H Conway, 1788 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Chess variants / Bishop's Opening Copycat (000) 1-0 Corridor #
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 1-0

Vienna Meitner-Mieses Gambit (C25) 1-0 Mini: Lightning finish!
I A Horowitz vs NN, 1940 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

A Vienna trap well worth knowing. 13.Nxf7 wins regardless
Alekhine vs S Lugowski, 1931 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 12 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

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

KG Declined. Miles Def(C30) 1-0 Strong Counter Gambit - See NIC
Ivanchuk vs Nakamura, 2010 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

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

KGD Panteldakis Countergambit (C30) 0-1 Immune QxRh8
C W Kennaugh vs K G Shirazi, 2003 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 0-1

KGD Panteldakis Countergambit (C30) 1-0 So bad it seems staged
T Moore vs NN, 1989 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical (C30) 1-0Battery terrorizes along a2-g8 diagonal
Spielmann vs Hromadka, 1922 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

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

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

It's hard to believe that a 2300+ player would fall for this
NN vs E Fossan, 1991 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

The game was of course agreed drawn in advance.
Miles vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: French Attk (C42) 1-0 Copycat at move 12
Anand vs Yifan Hou, 2017 
(C01) French, Exchange, 53 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Damiano, Kholmov Gambit (C42) 1-0 More copycat
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Urusov Gambit (C42) 1-0 White whips Black
L G L Copp vs R Kerr, 1944 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

(C42) 1-0 14 Historical royal family fork often duplicated
P Damiano vs NN, 1497 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4...Ne5 Copycat (C45) 1-0 Black forgot the Bourbon
K Busch vs H Emser, 1987 
(C45) Scotch Game, 12 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Desperado (and the most hilarious chess game ever)
Bogoljubov vs L Schmid, 1949 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Italian Giuoco Pianissimo (C50) 0-1Fishing pole into Legall's #
Fucini vs Olivari, 1895 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Italian Var (C50) 0-1 Sweet B&Q sac, 2Ns DELIVER
NN vs Blackburne, 1871  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 0-1 Ravaging Rs
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

1889
Burn vs Burille, 1889 
(C49) Four Knights, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 0-1Focal point g7, B&N#
V Fernandez Coria vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C49) Four Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

4 Knts Spanish. Symmetri Copycat (C49) 1-0 h-file battery unpin
Nunn vs J Howell, 1991 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1-0

One of the great Copycat punishments of all time
Capablanca vs NN, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian (C50) 0-1 Unsound attack on f7
E Geake vs Kolisch, 1860 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Pawn lever power, R lift
A Zemouli vs A Rizouk, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal (C50) 0-1Remove the guard, Epaulette #
Albin vs O Bernstein, 1904 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights (C50) 1-0 Damiano's #
B Espedal vs D Winslow, 1977 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 1-0

Chernev's "Winning Chess Traps" #75
E Canal vs A Becker, 1929 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 43 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian Copycat (C50) 0-1 MC was 9 years old
Carlsen vs Thobias Kolbu, 1999
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights (C50)0-1 Scholar's Mate
Roman vs E Schiller, 1970  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 11 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights (C50) 0-1 Greco's Mate
Ulrich Lang vs R Gralla, 2003 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: 2 Knights Def (C55) 0-1 Reinfeld puzzle
J Smith vs G H Derrickson, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

See move 61. C80 0-1 69
O Bernstein vs Tarrasch, 1914 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 69 moves, 0-1

Sarratt Attack (D00) 1-0 Hippity Hop
L Shytaj vs D Rogozenco, 2017
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Krause Var Copycat (D02) 1/2-1/2 Central cluster
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1919
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

P-Q4 Symmetrical Copycat (D02) 1/2-1/2 Ns nab Rs
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1919
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Queen Pawn Game: Symmetrical (D02) 1-0 Humpy has her own style!
Koneru vs T Kosintseva, 2005
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Symmetrical (D02) 1-0 B+ displaced Black K as defender
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1916 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 17 in 'Nimzowitsch: Move by Move' by Stephen Giddins.
Nimzowitsch vs Taubenhaus, 1914  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Colle 7.e4 e5 Copycat Def (D05) 1-0 Castled into Greek Gift
Koltanowski vs E Sanger, 1943 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening /Colle-Zukertort (D05) 1-0 Scattered; Pin it
A Stefanova vs Zhonghan Ma, 2015
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Colle Zukertort (D05) 0-1 Black B on the long open diagonal
W Potter vs Blackburne, 1876 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 0-1

Colle System 7.e4 vs Copycat (D05) 1-0 Rapid attk w/Greek gift
Swiderski vs J Moquette, 1899 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Colle c3 System Copycat e5, e4 (D05) 1-0 White has extra pawn
Koltanowski vs M Golmayo De La Torriente, 1934
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

Symmetrical English 2 . . . d5 / Austrian Def (D06) 1-0
Ray Byrne vs S Lynn, 1971
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

An early QGD Austrian Defense (D06) 1-0 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c5?!
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 114: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
Denker vs Chiera, 1936 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Symmetrical English 2 . . . d5 / Austrian Def (D06) 1-0
Najdorf vs Piazzi, 1951
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

QGD Austrian Defense. Gusev CG (D06) 1-0 Pinned to check square
Szabo vs O'Kelly, 1946 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

QGD Austrian Def. Gusev Countergambit (D06) 1-0 Pile on pin
Portisch vs Bronstein, 1969 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD Austrian Def. Gusev Countergambit (D06) 1-0 Rob the pin
Korchnoi vs N Gusev, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Austrian Def. (D06) 0-1 Support Mate
T Grassel vs Rust, 1974 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Exchange Var (D10) 1-0 First K to advance
D Fridgeirsson vs M Karlsson, 2009
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Exchange. Symmetrical Copycat (D14) 1-0 R & P Ending
Kasparov vs Dolmatov, 1979 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 65 moves, 1-0

Q sac+R sac+minor piece sac = a fantastic game
Hartlaub vs V Benary, 1911 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Notes by R Keene. A brilliant win by Tarrasch using his defense
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Alexander Alekhine vs Dr. Max Euwe 26 - 20 (plus 38 draws)
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1921 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 1-0 Central piece play
Kramnik vs G Meier, 2012 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 En Prise Intermezzo+
Voloschin vs Forarasi, 1988
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 12 moves, 0-1

Game 100 in Three Hundred Chess Games by Siegbert Tarrasch
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

Beautiful Qh6; know the opening structure
D Semcesen vs N Grandelius, 2009 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def: Symmetrical Var (D32) 1-0 Dbl B sacs
Miles vs Browne, 1982 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Arabian Mate Variant Awaits
J Sunye Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Copycat (D32) 0-1 A Classic
Anand vs Kramnik, 2013 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Serious pins
A Lein vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 1-0 Rob the pin
Tal vs Sveshnikov, 1988 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D35) 1-0 B&N mate
E Delmar vs NN, 1898 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack/QGD Harrwitz Attk (D37) 0-1 pawn grabber Q trap
J Schenkein vs Schlechter, 1913 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD. Three Knights "Cold Steel" (D37) 1-0 Notes by Janowski
Janowski vs Steel, 1893  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 184-185
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch3 Def. Symmetrical (A56) 0-1 The W pieces left their K
P Perez Rosales vs Granda Zuniga, 2007
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Overloaded!
D Doric vs D Bocharov, 2009 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

French Exchange Copycat (C01) 0-1 Mutual promos, no perpetual
Chigorin vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C01) French, Exchange, 68 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Symmetrical Var (A00) 0-1 Torchered 4not 0-0
S Srdjanov vs Kotronias, 1988 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Dutch Var aka Bird-Larsen Attack(A01) 1-0
V Plat vs J Kociscak, 2012
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Symmetrical (A01) 1-0 More pawns matter
Sadler vs Kudrin, 1988 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Double Stonewall. Black is careless w/his pawns
E Williams vs A Henderson, 1845 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Pawn captures inward but leaaves outside pawn majority
O Sepp vs Y Kryvoruchko, 2011
(A04) Reti Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Double fianchettos on both sides; Reti begins playing the Reti
Reti vs J Bernstein, 1923 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Romanovsky's Immortal; Double-Double Fianchetto
Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1927 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Colle-Zukertort, QG Invitation (A04) 1-0 Dbl B sac gone wrong
Burn vs Owen, 1884 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

KIA Symmetrical (A05) 1-0 A knight to remember...underpromotion
Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2012 
(A05) Reti Opening, 80 moves, 1-0

KIA Symmetrical Def (A05) 1-0 Impressive beat down
I D Wells vs D King, 1981
(A05) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening Symmetrical Defense (A05) 1-0 2 Hogs on the 7th
Smyslov vs Stahlberg, 1956 
(A05) Reti Opening, 78 moves, 1-0

Copycat, early knight sortie becomes Q vs. 2 rooks ending
G Barcza vs Prins, 1952 
(A06) Reti Opening, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA (A07) 0-1 Notes by blogger Richard Taylor
G Kramer vs Fischer, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

KIA vs. copycat KID 1-0 White takes the center & penetrates 1st
Fischer vs R E Fauber, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

KIA vs copycat KID (A07) 1-0 W Rook penetrates, eats pawns
Fischer vs Popovych, 1956 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attk Copycat (A07)1-0 General paralysis of the inane
Petrosian vs M Yudovich Sr., 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Symmetrical / C-K Breyer Var (B10) 1-0 Zugzwang
Ljubojevic vs Karpov, 1988 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Game #01 in a new book. (GM Chess Strategy.)
Ulf Andersson vs Robatsch, 1979 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. KID formation (A15) 1/2-1/2
M Stean vs Vaganian, 1975
(A15) English, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 1-0Gone shopping
L Oepen vs S Maus, 1988 
(A25) English, 16 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights, Fianchetto Lines (A29) 0-1Smothered#
Iskov vs M Bartrina, 1974 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 8 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Hedgehog Defense (A30) 1/2-1/2
M Lee vs Fedorowicz, 2009
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 9 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 1-0 Windmill into #
Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A33) 1-0 Kside
Kasparov vs Van Wely, 2004 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 33 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical Botvinnik System (A36) 1-0 Tactics abound
H Gabuzyan vs T Nabaty, 2012
(A36) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 139, My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower
Tartakower vs A Gromer, 1933 
(A36) English, 66 moves, 1-0

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

English Opening: Symmetrical. Two Knights Line (A37) 1/2-1/2
M Sinanovic vs H Stevic, 2007
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Symmetrical. Mecking Variation (A39) 1-0Out of nowhere
D Dubov vs E Bronnikova, 2010 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 26 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Przepiorka Var (A49) 0-1 White was good to move 20
G Grasser vs Kudrin, 2009 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 36 moves, 0-1

KID Fianchetto Variation (A49) 1-0 The first to penetrate
G Mateuta vs B Socko, 2003
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 47 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Przepiorka Copycat (A49) 1-0 Raking Bs & Q sac
N Aggelis vs A Heimann, 2012 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 32 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Uhlmann Variation (A61) ∑ 0-1
K Grigorian vs Kasparov, 1980 
(A61) Benoni, 30 moves, 0-1

Instead of Bronstein's 6...d6, maybe Botvinnik's 6...d5 is best
Botvinnik vs N Kopilov, 1951 
(A81) Dutch, 37 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Bronstein Var (B01) 1/2- Playing a bit too loose
R W Smith vs D Sermek, 2000
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5/Nc6 (B01) 1/2-1/2 Qk draw by repetition
Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1909  
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scandinavian Defense: Marshall Variation (B01) 1/2-1/2
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1961 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scandinavian Defense: Lasker Var (B01) 1/2-1/2
Chandler vs I Rogers, 1983
(B01) Scandinavian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Def. Hunt Var. Lasker Simul Gambit (B02) 1/2-Perpetual
Vasiukov vs Korchnoi, 1953 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Austrian Attack. Dragon Formation (B09) 1/2-1/2, 13 moves
Sax vs Seirawan, 1988 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scandinavian Panov Transfer (B10) 1/2-1/2 12 moves, no copycat
I Papaioannou vs D Mastrovasilis, 2005
(B01) Scandinavian, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Panov Attack. Modern Def (B13) 1/2-1/2 Used 1 minute
R Hess vs S Shankland, 2011 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 49: Starting out: The Caro-Kann by Joe Gallagher - see end
V Rajlich vs Groszpeter, 2001 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Copycat (B20) 1/2-1/2 Move 12 is very similar
P Du Chattel vs R Hartoch, 1975 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 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

Odd final position; White dare not release the pin but he must.
Geller vs P Ostojic, 1969 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1/2-1/2 Final position is kinda mirrored
Naiditsch vs Mamedyarov, 2008 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual
M Stean vs Geller, 1975 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Normal Variation (B54) ∑ 1/2-1/2
Grischuk vs Svidler, 2003 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 32: Das Schachgenie Botwinnik (Suetin)
Alekhine vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Deep Fritz agrees with the first 21 moves
Anand vs Kasparov, 2002 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Exchange (C01) 1/2-1/2 Ultimate copy cat draw
Maroczy vs Reti, 1922 
(C01) French, Exchange, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01) 0-1 Notes by JHB
Englisch vs Blackburne, 1883  
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01) 1/2-1/2 Copy that
Kotronias vs G Dizdar, 1988
(C01) French, Exchange, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01) 1-0 Nice #
T Jaksland vs L Jorgensen, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 75 moves, 1-0

Game 80: World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
G Marco vs Maroczy, 1899 
(C01) French, Exchange, 78 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 Game 5 of Nimzowitch's 'My System'
O H von Haken vs A Gize, 1913  
(C01) French, Exchange, 34 moves, 0-1

French Nc6 Exchange Copycat (C01) 1-0 Pin, Kside assaults
Chigorin vs Alapin, 1880 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 120 in Three Hundred Chess Games by Dr. Tarrasch
J Minckwitz vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(C01) French, Exchange, 35 moves, 0-1

French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 0-1 Remove the Defender
T W Barnes vs Cunningham, 1856 
(C01) French, Exchange, 31 moves, 0-1

French Delayed Exchange. Svenonius Variation (C01) 1/2-1/2
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1911
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

C10 French; anything but normal!
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 15 moves
Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1996 
(C10) French, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

White is sealed off, long game
Chigorin vs E Delmar, 1889 
(C11) French, 135 moves, 0-1

Annotated in Tartakower & Du Mont's <500 Master Games of Chess>
Bird vs J Mason, 1876 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 1-0 Full force Kside!
Mackenzie vs J Mason, 1878 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Zukertort Def (C25) 1/2 Qk Draw
Winawer vs S Rosenthal, 1883 
(C25) Vienna, 9 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vienna Game: Anderssen Defense (C25) 1-0 Bishop pair rules
McShane vs Koneru, 2003 
(C25) Vienna, 40 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game (C25) 1-0 R sac breakthrough, lovely Ns ending
Nimzowitsch vs Hilse, 1904 
(C27) Vienna Game, 65 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann (C26)No Ordinary Draw
Caruana vs Anand, 2015 
(C26) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attack (C26) 1-0 Queen En Prise
J Mieses vs Janowski, 1900 
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 1-0

KGA Double Muzio Gambit Paulsen Def (C37) 1/2-1/2 Q dance
Keene vs H Pfleger, 1974 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Well-known Petrov trap
Koltanowski vs Diller, 1960 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

French XRussian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Var (C42) Draw
M Muzychuk vs A Muzychuk, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Petrov, Modern Attk. Center Var (C43) 1-0Similar to a Stonewall
Alexander Petrov vs Allies, 1837 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Revived! Ponziani Opening: Jaenisch Counterattack (C44) ∑ 1-
Carlsen vs Harikrishna, 2013 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Three Knights, Steinitz Def (C46) 1/2-1/2 Move a new piece each
L Zsinka vs Kotronias, 1988
(C46) Three Knights, 7 moves, 1/2-1/2

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1-0 miniature
G Chandler vs E Gilliand, 1981 
(C46) Three Knights, 13 moves, 1-0

Which Way Watch Yuo Capture!
J M de Oliveira Gomes vs J G Caetano Netto, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Copycat BUSTED!
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Spanish, 4 Knights Symmetrical (C49) 0-1 Keep file closed!
Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C49) Four Knights, 26 moves, 0-1

From "Viaje al Reino del Ajedrez " de Y. Averbach et al
Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 7: 50 Great Games of Chess, by Harry Golombek
Rubinstein vs Marshall, 1908  
(C49) Four Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Four Knights, Double Spanish Misc. 5.O-O (C49) 0-1 zugzwang end
J Bernstein vs Marshall, 1915 
(C49) Four Knights, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Four Knights, Janowski Var (C49) 1/2-1/2 OCB ending
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C49) Four Knights, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1/2- Black wriggles off
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1914 
(C49) Four Knights, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black sacrificed Knight, Rook & Queen for a stalemate
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

39...Qf7! covers the bases
A Martorelli vs Antunes, 1985 
(C49) Four Knights, 39 moves, 1-0

White could have won
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1903 
(C49) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 13
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1908
(C49) Four Knights, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1909
(C49) Four Knights, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 16
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1910
(C49) Four Knights, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 0-1 Nice Zugzwang
Tylor vs Lasker, 1936 
(C49) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 14 in My System by Aron Nimzowitsch
Nimzowitsch vs Leonhardt, 1911  
(C49) Four Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

Notes by Capablanca
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 64 moves, 0-1

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Simple pins win
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1900 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 49 moves, 0-1

Standard Italian Quick Draw
Estrin vs Kholmov, 1955 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Greco Gambit Traditional Line (C54) ∑ 1/2-1/2
Short vs Karpov, 1989 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Two Knights Defense d3, Nc3 Copycat (C55) 0-1 Super kNight
J A Blanco vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 77 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 1/2-1/2 Symmetrical
A Dounia vs Geller, 1980 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 1/2-1/2 Uneventful
Psakhis vs Geller, 1983
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening(C55) 1/2-1/2 Symmetrical Ps
Chandler vs Romanishin, 1987
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Classical Var (C64) 1/2-1/2 Fischer's drawing line
Larry Evans vs Fischer, 1960 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ruy Lopez, Berlin Variation, draw by repetition
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1/2-1/2 Routine
Negi vs M Matlakov, 2014 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 1/2- Sibling Rivalry
N Kosintseva vs T Kosintseva, 2011 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Closed. Zaitsev System (C92) 1/2-1/2 Not much effort
Spassky vs Beliavsky, 1984 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keep the line closed unless you can control it?!
O Bernstein vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Perpetual Check of the Queen
T Purser vs Euwe, 1978 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Both sides exchange off their queen bishops early on
E Pezerovic vs Vaganian, 1994
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 0-1

London System Symmetrical (D02) 0-1 En prise R blunder
J Nogueiras vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

QP Game: Krause Var Copycat Def (D02) 1-0 Brutal Dbl B sacs
Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1/2-1/2 Final position is a copycat
V Vepkhvishvili vs V Lisik, 1992
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

London System (D02) 1/2-1/2 Copycat game played out farther
V Vepkhvishvili vs M Sulashvili, 2001
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kamsky uses London System to beat Gelfand @2007 World Blitz Cup
Kamsky vs Gelfand, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Symmetrical (D02) 1-0 I don't want your pawn...yet
Capablanca vs Menchik, 1936 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Var (D04) 1/2-1/2 Routine
Lasker vs Maroczy, 1899 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Q Pawn Game Colle e3, c4 Copycat (D04) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Ed. Lasker vs I A Horowitz, 1946 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Dusseldorf 1908 brilliancy
Alekhine vs Koehnlein, 1908 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 0-1 Lasker carefully escapes
Blackburne vs Lasker, 1899 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

White often plays dxc5 before advancing the e-pawn again
Colle vs Loman, 1923 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav, Exchange. Symmetrical Line (D14)1-0 Junior Game
Keene vs D H Smith, 1964
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange. Symmetrical Copycat (D14) 1/2-1/2
N Rashkovsky vs Tseshkovsky, 1980 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav, Exchange. Symmetrical Line (D14) 0-1 Target Q on the edge
Huzman vs Shirov, 2004 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined: General (D30) 0-1 Rob the pin
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Lasker
Teichmann vs Tartakower, 1909  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

The greatest draw ever made??? (Soltis thinks so.)
Tal vs Aronin, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 1-0 Kamikaze Pawn
Tal vs Z Milev, 1958 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

Semi-Tarrasch Def. Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Snatch the initiative
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

QGD. Three Knights (D55) 1/2-1/2 Short GM draw, WC game 3
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Tartakower Defense. General (D58) 1/2-1/2
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1975
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Tartakower Defense (D58) †∑† 1/2-1/2
Hort vs Geller, 1975
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 92 in Russians versus Fischer by Plisetsky and Voronkov
Geller vs Fischer, 1970 
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 72 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Modern Exchange Variation (D85) ∑ 1/2-1/2
Y Shulman vs Shirov, 2007
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld Exchange. Seville Var (D87) 1-0 Common first 11 moves
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1987 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 38 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 EG artistry
Keres vs Tal, 1957 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

QID Spassky System (E14) 1-0 Q sac, mating attack
Keres vs Spassky, 1955 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

The final position is almost a complete copycat
Noteboom vs S Landau, 1931 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 51 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian Defense: Classical Var (E17) 1/2-1/2 Routine
Kotov vs Bronstein, 1950 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

'Thrilla in Manila' fought in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philip
Hsu Li Yang vs Nunn, 1992 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 27 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Def. Orthodox. Bayonet Attk (E97) 1/2- Twin bros
R Pert vs N Pert, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 9 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Rosenthal vs J Mason, 1878 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1

B Mein vs A Jane Enerlan Salvador, 2008
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 46 moves, 0-1

O Hole vs S Tjomsland, 1999 
(A05) Reti Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Loewenthal vs Staunton, 1851 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

B Kostic vs G Gessner, 1918
(C49) Four Knights, 43 moves, 1-0

B L Shrestha vs D Volpinari, 2006
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1-0

Salwe vs Tarrasch, 1906 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 43 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs G Marco, 1894 
(C49) Four Knights, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rubinstein vs F G Jacob, 1907
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

E Eliskases vs F Hoelzl, 1929 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 1-0

E O'Hare vs P Dillon, 1966 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 0-1

A 24-move novelty from both players. Currently out of fashion:)
A Lehtinen vs J Sietio, 1996 
(A04) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

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