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Gelly in the Center?
Compiled by fredthebear

This is an on-going collection shift to specific opening files.

Thank you Morty.
See Shocking with the Smith-Morra from Some Favourites by DJYoung How about the MacDonnell Gambit. La Bourdonnais-Denker Gambit (C23)? Stean's Simple Chess Compiled by raydot

Caro-Kann Def Panov Attk 4...e5 pseudo Albin CG (B13) 0-1 Simul
Alekhine vs M Scholtz, 1932 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 48 moves, 0-1

King Pawn Game, Center Pawn Duo vs 2...f6? (C20) 1-0 Laugher
Alekhine vs NN, 1936 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 Watch your backdoor!
A Vihmand vs H Haavamae, 2012 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Normal Var (C22) 1-0 Decoy, Pin, QxQ
Bronstein vs NN, 1950 
(C22) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

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

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

Alekhine Def. Alekhine Gambit (B05) 1-0 R&Q sacs, back rank #
Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1937 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

C-K, Mieses Attack. Landau Gambit (B12) 1-0 e6 becomes fatal
C A S Damant vs NN, 1932 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

K1 Anti-Fianchetto with h4
K Hjortstam vs Genestier, 1995 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 21 moves, 1-0

K2 Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Pin Defense (B21) 1-0
J Shipman vs H Beutel, 1992
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 38 moves, 1-0

K3 Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Pin Defense (B21) 1-0
A Chretien vs S Charmeteau, 2000 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 1-0

K4 Sic Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Paulsen(B21) 1-0Rob the pin
M Esserman vs Van Wely, 2011 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 26 moves, 1-0

J Frankle vs de Firmian, 1980
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 41 moves, 1-0

A very novel mating idea.
Dutch vs J N Sugden, 1964 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 11 moves, 0-1

Novosibirsk/Siberian Trap. 9h3 fails to 9...Nd4! Try 9g3, 9Nb5
Kolenbet vs B Schipkov, 1987 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 0-1

"demolition of pawn structure"
R Krogius vs A Ojanen, 1944 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 14 moves, 1-0

Shortest game of Dubai Olympiad
F Rechi Perez vs E Grassi, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 1-0
S Sunyasakta vs S Gour, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Smith-Morra G (B21)1-0 Common open d-file K deflection
D Zardus vs A Steventon, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

Q grabs b2 pawn and gets trapped
B Wall vs J Friedrichsen, 1974 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 1-0

Royal family fork
B Wall vs K Saint Amant, 1991 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Morphy Gambit, like Horowitz delaying Nf3
G Welling vs Brinkhorst, 1980 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 1-0

Morphy Gambit, a Horowitz approach w/delayed Nf3
Cranktorp vs Maddox, 1933 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

The wrong Smith-Morra Gambit defense; accuracy by White
Kurtes vs Berta, 1958 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Rip open the d-file to get to the monarch
Fischer vs Auner, 1960 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Loose as a goose. Don't over analyze this one!
Matulovic vs V Sokolov, 1953 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 29 moves, 1-0

It's easy to attack w/open lines and active pieces
Matulovic vs L Segi, 1953 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 35 moves, 1-0

A nice selection of forks.
Petterson vs E Larsson, 1963 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 0-1

7.Bxf7+ 8.Ng5+ Unpin
A Diaz Alonso vs M R Bernaldo De Quiros Lopez, 2001 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 18 moves, 1-0

Remove the Defender; the pinned knight does not defend!
Moller vs Krasborg, 1987 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 0-1

The Siberian Trap
G Rohit vs K Szabo, 2001 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 0-1

Sac thy Queen and checkmate her majesty instead!
S Soors vs A R Saleh Salem, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 35 moves, 0-1

A poisoned pawn
I Suhin vs Mirosnitsenko, 1979 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 5 moves, 1-0

White wins a valuable center pawn after the Queens come off
E Weinzettl vs R Wukits, 2001 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Delayed S-M Declined
N Gaprindashvili vs A Kushnir, 1965 
(B32) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

Sicilian-French Westerinen Attack (B40) 0-1 Arabian Mate
Pavasovic vs T Fogarasi, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Resembles the Smith-Morra Gambit; Bxf7+ removes the K defender
M De Bolster vs NN, 1970 
(B53) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation. Gary Gambit (B44) 0-1
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Unpin, Legal's Mate found in Reinfeld's Checkmate book
H Buckle vs NN, 1840 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Bird, Wagner-Zwitersch Gambit(A02) 0-1Both sides w/connected Ps
Hromadka vs K Havasi, 1936 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit, Hartlaub-Charlick G (A40) 0-1 Boden's Mate
Srinivas vs V Ravikumar, 1984 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit Declined? (A40) 0-1 Diemer dishes punishment!
H Krebs vs E J Diemer, 1974 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 0-1

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

Look twice before you capture or make a single threat
M Ristic vs M Umapathysivam, 2000 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

A40 Englund Gambit 0-1
G Fahrion vs Ali Irad, 1994 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

WC (1910) KP Game: Maroczy Defense (A41) 0-1 Q exchange move 4
Janowski vs Lasker, 1910 
(B07) Pirc, 52 moves, 0-1

g pawn gambit/Indian Game: General (A45) 1-0
D Barron vs P Gardner, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Variation (A51) 1-0 Notes by A.A
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1932  
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Bisguier vs Ljubojevic, 1971 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

Fortress crumbles but holds on
R Knaak vs J Pachow, 2007
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

26. ... Rxf2 brings an X-Ray with Rooks
G Meins vs L Gutman, 2004 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 38 moves, 0-1

Author Hanauer applies Legal's mate
F B Arnold vs M L Hanauer, 1936 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 5 moves, 0-1

Budapest G Declined? (A51) 0-1 Perhaps a more correct unpin
K Zimak vs J Sobek, 1992 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def, Fajarowicz Var, (A51) 0-1 10 mover Q Trap
Najmes vs J Balogh, 1943 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Another Q check and fork LPDO B in the shooting gallery
E Gueye vs T Korsano, 1985 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 5 moves, 1-0

Budapest CG, Fajarowicz Var (A51) 0-1 Just take it anyway!
A J Whiteley vs A Dunn, 1989 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest G., Fajarowicz Var (A51) 0-1Deflect defender, Discover
M Warren vs Jan Selman, 1932 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: Fajarowicz Var (A51) 0-1 "Black & Becker" pin
P Lukacs vs W Becker, 1998 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Variation (A51) 0-1Decoy & Deflect
Soderstrom vs Ake Olsson, 1981 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

Down a rook
I Nikolaidis vs Alexey Ivanov, 1993 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Control the open central lines and push the passer
Solozhenkin vs N Miezis, 2001
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

(A52) Budapest Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0
Alburt vs W M Duckworth, 1987
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 1-0
Ivanchuk vs N Miezis, 2014 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 58 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation (A52) 1-0
Reshevsky vs Seidman, 1951 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

Budapest G Accepted (A52) 0-1 Discovery Bg3+ is coming!
V Kovalenko vs Beimanov, 1990 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Henricksen vs Bjarne Pedersen, 1937 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 h3 is a common blunder
Fomin vs Fedossov, 1988 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 Smothered mate
B Imeeva vs A Jovanovic, 2001 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Pawn Chain Traps Bishop
S Vokralova vs Jancik, 1970 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

A strong response to the Budapest Gambit... 4.e4 Nxe5 5.f4!
Kmoch vs Reti, 1926 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

Budapest, Rubinstein Variation (A52) 1/2-1/2 Tired of the EG?
Korchnoi vs J M Gomez Esteban, 1990 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Budapest, Rubinstein Variation (A52) 0-1 X-Ray Defense
E Eliskases vs Bogoljubov, 1939 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 35 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation (A52) 0-1 Smothered #
L Taro vs B Neale, 1949 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 Smothered #
Olszewski vs Kasaja, 1989 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 Smothered #
B Farzamfar vs R Gralla, 2006 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1, 17 moves. Dbl R sacs, K walk
Helmer vs J Krejcik, 1917 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Rubinstein Var (A52) 1-0 Hanging N for White
C Prada vs E Machuca, 1991 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 in 9 moves
U Zak vs J Mieses, 1944 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Alapin Gambit (C00) 1-0
E J Diemer vs Hunn, 1983 
(C00) French Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

French Alapin Gambit (C00) 1-0 Ignore the fork, hunt the king!
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

This starts as an Albin Countergambit and transposes
Tartakower vs Reti, 1909 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

4.Qg4 is dubious, therefore playable
Smyslov vs Lisitsin, 1942 
(C02) French, Advance, 57 moves, 0-1

French Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0 B Sac, N Outpost
B Wall vs H Murtaugh, 1971 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

French Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit (C02)1-0 Stunning sacs
F A Foulds vs Lang, 1956 
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

French Adv Milner-Barry Gambit 8Be2 (C02) 1-0 Open kingsides
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1912  
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

A Rode vs K Pilgaard, 2003 
(C21) Center Game, 27 moves, 0-1

R McBride vs Marshall, 1915 
(C21) Center Game, 51 moves, 1-0

10...Kf7! 11.Bb2 (not 11. Bxh8?? Qxh8 and Black picks up anoth
Blackburne vs C Hanson, 1876 
(C21) Center Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Lindehn vs Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

H Reinle vs Niendler, 1921 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

S F Smith vs E Cohn, 1902 
(C21) Center Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Hermann vs Argonaut, 2006 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 25 The Black rook works behind White lines
Blackburne vs Lasker, 1892 
(C22) Center Game, 50 moves, 0-1

wow Krejcik's Masterpiece wow
J Krejcik vs K Krobot, 1908 
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 1-0
Kulaots vs L Trent, 2013 
(C22) Center Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Notes by JHB; Q batteries
J G Colbourne vs Blackburne, 1892  
(C22) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1

MacDonnell Gambit. La Bourdonnais-Denker Gambit (C23)
Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

En Prise Bishop
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1904 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

The opening was selected by mutual agreement
Lasker vs W P Shipley, 1892 
(C25) Vienna, 24 moves, 0-1

No bust, just an error on move 15
Steinitz vs W P Shipley, 1883 
(C25) Vienna, 25 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Panteldakis Countergambit (C30) 1-0
Neberman vs Silbermann, 1902 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 14 moves, 1-0

10.Ne5!! This game is a BLAST!!
Staunton vs NN, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bronstein Attack (C40) 0-1
H Kloss vs E J Diemer, 1959 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bronstein Attack (C40) 1-0 DB UNLOADS
Bronstein vs V Mikenas, 1941 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Z11 Typical Q check and fork miniature
M Duppel vs P Rouzaud, 2001 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

Z12 Check forces self-pin; exchange removes the Q defender
Blackburne vs W Pollock, 1888  
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Z14 Keres wins his last game with the Latvian
Vassaguron vs Keres, 1972 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 48 moves, 0-1

Z15 White re-deploys too often; Black exchange sac finalizes!
C A Young vs D Lemoir, 1999
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Discovered double check on the open e-file
A Toth vs C Guerra Costa, 1999 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

head and shoulders above his contemporaries; a black gambit
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var(C41) 1-0 2-sided danger
F Manca vs F Braga, 1992 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Spurious, but gorgeous miniature!
J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Stafford Gambit (C42) 0-1
Lowens vs Stafford, 1950 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 0-1

Napoleon Gambit (C44); an interesting game!
Napoleon Bonaparte vs General Bertrand, 1820 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Extensive notes on the Danish by bloggers
Blackburne vs J G Witton, 1885 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Incredible Combo
I Dolgov vs P Mikhailchuk, 1991 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Cat Tricks
Velimirovic vs O Seuss, 1964 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Advance instead of Exchange
D Sermek vs A Scetinin, 1992
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Wild, complex and fascinating
V Grabinsky vs A Y Potapov, 2005 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

K Pawn: Schulze-Muller Gambit (C44) 1-0 Chicago/Irish Gambit
D T Phillips vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46) 1-0
G Minchev vs V Velev, 1994 
(C46) Three Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

Italian, Schilling-Kostic Gambit (C50) 0-1 Running won't help
Kozelek vs Holzmann, 1929 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 8 moves, 0-1

The Golden Treasury of Chess says it all!
F A Hoffmann vs Alexander Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54) 0-1
L Barczay vs Portisch, 1969 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Long Variation (C55) 1-0 EG
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1910 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack / Max Lange (C56) 1-0 Q dual
Teichmann vs Allies, 1905 
(C56) Two Knights, 35 moves, 1-0

This looked like a game of "Give Away" chess
I Gudju vs Bogdanovsky, 1927 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Brentano Gambit (C60) 1/2-1/2 This game is absurd
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def. Dyckhoff Variation (C63) 0-1Upset
Karpov vs Garriga, 1976 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

WC 1995: Open Spanish, Karpov Gambit (C80)
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin CG (D08) 0-1 Black breaks through twice in style!
Burn vs Schlechter, 1900 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 49 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG (D08) 1-0 Nifty R vs B endgame by Forgacs
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1907 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 58 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin CG (D08) 1-0 A weird game
Dus Chotimirsky vs Tartakower, 1911 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 46 moves, 1-0

QGD, Albin CG (D08) 0-1 Bb4+ is really poisoned in the Albin CG
E M Edwards vs N Whitaker, 1921 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG (D08) 0-1 7.Kxf2? QxQd1
N Shatkin vs Bill Bauer, 1960 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Smothered Mate
D Miller vs Peterson, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG (D08) 0-1 Here's why it's called the Lasker Trap!
Blumenfeld / Boyarkow / Falk vs Lasker, 1899 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Immune Q sends K running
R Berger vs J Krejcik, 1907 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG Fianchetto (D09) 1-0 Blockade & a simple Q fork
Van Wely vs Morozevich, 2004 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 41 moves, 1-0

Delete this.
S Titova vs D Koveshnikova, 2002 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

H H Cole vs Hein, 1941 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

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