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Pick & Choose Patch o' Berries for Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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This is an old storage file of mostly less common openings, lines that were once popular, or lines that caught me by surprise (possibly an ECO code transposal) to look at twice just to be on the safe side. Games will come and go from this file into different collections.

My opponent does not have to cooperate with my plans or play the way I expect. He might not know the correct opening theory! I might not know the correct response to his ad lib!


Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 0-1 Notes by Wade
Saidy vs Fischer, 1968  
(A25) English, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense 2.Na3 (B20) 1-0 Back rank threats
V Zvjaginsev vs Khalifman, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Fischer played this as black against the English
K Thompson vs F Rhine, 1992 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 1-0 Stuffed full of pawns
Spassky vs E Lobron, 1987 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

Even in his last days, Tal could show to the whole world
Tal vs Akopian, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Black could have made a game of it with 11...d5
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Don't grab the b- pawn w/thy queen!
Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

He won the exchange but he didn't make it? A simple approach..
Olland vs A Hamming, 1933 
(B83) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sparkling display of pyrotechnics by Robert Byrne!
Robert E Byrne vs Larry Evans, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Declined, Sorensen Def (C21) 0-1 Hook? No, Uppercut!
J Perlis vs Blackburne, 1907 
(C21) Center Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Urusov G. Keidansky G. (C24) 1-0 Boden's Mate
H Faehndrich vs Steinitz, 1897 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Variation (C26) 0-1 A smashing finish!
Lasker vs Von Popiel, 1889 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 0-1

Special Miniature: Alekhine's Block w/Classic B Sac
B Wall vs Bob Brooks, 1973 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Schallop Def 3...Nf6 (C34) 1-0 K escort
H Staudte vs S Helle, 1950
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Salvio Gambit (C37) 0-1 # w/a passed pawn
Itze vs H Reinle, 1925 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 0-1

Chess Monthly Sept 1858, vol3 p.267 which also has 11...Nc6.
T W Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

3 Knights Opening: Steinitz Def. (C46) 0-1 A positional crush
S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C46) Three Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

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

Scotch, Haxo Gambit (C50) 1-0 mini: Black trouble on open lines
Tarrasch vs NN, 1880 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Lasting pins are painful
Blackburne / Allies vs Zukertort / Hoffer, 1881 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 1-0

Modern Bishop's Opening 2Knights Def. (C55) 1-0 Very efficient
Kramnik vs J Polat, 2001
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Bronstein at the Moscow - Budapest Match, 1949
G Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Grob Opening (A00) 0-1, 23 moves; Strange knights
M Basman vs Miles, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3(A00) 1-0Euwe stunned by Nimzo swindle
Nimzowitsch vs Euwe, 1929 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs 2...Qd6 (A00) 0-1 Silman link
N Lalic vs Uhlmann, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening / Reversed Scandinavian (A00) 0-1 Blunder end
F Eid vs J Cueto Chajtur, 2004
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Congres international des echecs, 1869; Q trapped in the center
H Czarnowski vs E D'Andre, 1867 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

Garry flipping the Bird at age 12 using a reversed Curry
Romanishin vs Kasparov, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Zukertort: Lisitsyn Gambit (A04) · 1-0 Must Know Crusher
H Haberditz vs Hysek, 1938 
(A04) Reti Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Zukertort Opening: Tennison Gambit (A06) · 1-0
G Welling vs A Faber, 1978 
(A06) Reti Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Beat the Barcza System - no e4 (A06) 0-1 Marshall toys w/AN
Nimzowitsch vs Marshall, 1907 
(A06) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0
R Mamedov vs J Mullon, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0
Eljanov vs Karjakin, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

KIA 1e4 e6 2.Qe2 (A07) 1-0 Tussle over pin; R vs B & passer
Chigorin vs Olland, 1907 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 80 moves, 1-0

KIA (A07) 0-1 Black destroys base of pawn chain, penetrates
Fedorov vs Kasparov, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

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

That knight sits silently in the middle of the board, then...
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(A09) Reti Opening, 62 moves, 1-0

Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 Thematic Unpin Miniature
Deutsch vs Koni, 1925 
(A09) Reti Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

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

Beliavsky plays give-away in brilliant fashion
A A R Afifi vs Beliavsky, 1985 
(A13) English, 23 moves, 0-1

A simple way to open, an instructive game
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

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

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

Double knight sacs assist h-file attack
Portisch vs E Haag, 1959 
(A13) English, 19 moves, 0-1

English vs. Lion/Anglo-Indian Defense. Queen's Knight Variation
Benko vs W Hartmann, 1984 
(A16) English, 21 moves, 0-1

K's English. e5-d6-g5 (A21) 0-1 R deflection sac promotes
H Terrie vs E Tate, 2001 
(A21) English, 32 moves, 0-1

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

King's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 K walk
Timman vs Karpov, 1979 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

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

An Opening Repertoire for Black -- Marovic/Parma
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1970 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 0-1

Horwitz Defense 2...c5; Hoi's "Mona Lisa"
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Kangaroo Defense (A40) 1-0 Greek gift, King walk
J Kozma vs Sliwa, 1967 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 1-0

Englund G Complex: Hartlaub-Charlick G (A40) 0-1 Opera Mate
J Krejcik vs J Thirring, 1898 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

38.Be8! offers a clearance sacrifice & Black's rook is helpless
Lilienthal vs Kan, 1936 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

A40 Englund Gambit 5.Nc3 QxBf4 0-1 See notes by FSR
J Soromenho vs V Andersen, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Barry Attack vs Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 Unpin issue
Jobava vs M Tissir, 2014 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

When Petrosian offers a sacrifice -- resign at once!
Filip vs Petrosian, 1965 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Owen's Defense (B00) 1-0 8.Nxe6 creates light square issues
F Tahirov vs S Pukkinen, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

WC (1910) KP Game: Maroczy Defense (A41) 0-1 Q exchange move 4
Janowski vs Lasker, 1910 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 52 moves, 0-1

The Barcza-Larson Opening/Old Benoni isn't wrong
Filip vs G Barcza, 1957 
(A43) Old Benoni, 42 moves, 0-1

Benoni / Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43) 1-0 3 simultaneous pins
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(A43) Old Benoni, 12 moves, 1-0

Tromp, Big Center Var (A45) 0-1 Solid blockade; qside invasion
E Brondum vs Timman, 2015 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Karpov lost the game but won the title; could be a French Def
Anand vs Karpov, 1998 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Not the shortest decisive "master game" anymore
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Gibbins-Weidenhagen Gambit. Maltese Falcon (A45)
H Bogart vs NN, 1933 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Discovery Q trap, or Smothered Mate
C Landenbergue vs M Roeder, 1993 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 She can't leave c7
I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

early transposition w/ 8.h3; serious dark-squared bishop moves
Vidmar vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 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

Game #32 Modern Benoni - Everyman Chess - Andrew Kinsman
Gulko vs Savon, 1978 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Beautiful zugzwang leaves the Black pieces tied up
Tal vs F Reinemer, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Is this the correct score?
T Lichtenhein vs Morphy, 1857 
(A80) Dutch, 34 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80) · 1-0
Petrosian vs P M Nielsen, 1960  
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

World Rapid Championship (2014) · Dutch Defense: Hopton Attac
A Moiseenko vs Lu Shanglei, 2014 
(A80) Dutch, 17 moves, 1-0

11...Nxe5! puts two knights enprise for two clearance options
Gruenfeld vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 0-1

Dutch (A80) 1-0 Exchange sacrifice on h-file will mate
F Oberndoerfer vs J Gabriel, 1996 
(A80) Dutch, 9 moves, 1-0

Dutch Miniature; h-file attack sets up Qg6#
J Bandres Carballo vs D Bustos Serrano, 2001 
(A80) Dutch, 6 moves, 1-0

A semi-psuedo-London system; White uses the open line best
E Cohn vs Tartakower, 1909 
(A81) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Nh3 fianchetto attack vs Dutch
H Kallio vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2001 
(A81) Dutch, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Defense: Semi-Leningrad Variation (A81) · 1-0
Bogoljubov vs Tartakower, 1923 
(A81) Dutch, 74 moves, 1-0

Dutch Fianchetto Attack (A81) 0-1 Battle of the Bishop pairs
D Baramidze vs Caruana, 2014 
(A81) Dutch, 75 moves, 0-1

Uncommon Dutch Attack
Salwe vs Tartakower, 1908 
(A84) Dutch, 58 moves, 1-0

h- file sacrifice from the get-go against the Dutch
Radjabov vs M Bartel, 2004 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 25 moves, 1-0

Dutch Stonewall. Modern vs Dbl Fio (A90) 0-1 Passers
Anand vs Carlsen, 2015 
(A90) Dutch, 36 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Minors biting majors
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian Advance 3.e5 (B00) 1-0 Bold Q sac
S Smagin vs Sahovic, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Owen's Defense: The end of the Matovinsky Gambit
G den Broeder vs W Wegener, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

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

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

Macho Grob Spike/Borg Defense (B00) · 1-0 Fool's Mate mini
W T Mayfield vs W R Trinks, 1959 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

Classic W development, Q extraction saves B, instructive R EG
P Ostojic vs M Basman, 1981 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

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

St. George Defense (B00) 0-1 Pawn Gobblin
N Resika vs A Galaras, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandi. Exchange (B00) 1-0 Pin, Kside blast
M Sixtensson vs G West, 1986 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Lasker variation w/pin gets kicked around hard
Rossolimo vs Livingstone, 1961 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian (B01) 1-0Legall's Mate extended version king hike
Imbaud vs Strumilo, 1922 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Ilundain Variation (B01) · 1-0
J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian; Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
Bird vs W Pollock, 1889  
(B01) Scandinavian, 56 moves, 1-0

Discovery will allow Nxc7+ and fork cornered rook
J Franzen vs J Petreje, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Deflect the defender and then capture it's former defendent
D Trujillo Delgado vs P Heimbaecher, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Counterattack 4.d4 e5 (B01) 1-0 Notes by Lowenthal
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5, 5.d3 Main Lines (B01) 1-0 Q trap, pinned B
A Dounis vs A Gogolis, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 (B01) 1-0 Pin Nc6 & Discovery traps Q w/Nxc7+
G Abrahams vs W R Thomas, 1923 
(B01) Scandinavian, 7 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense Miniature: Checkmate w/a pawn
A Powers vs Dake, 1937 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Steiner Var (B02) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
R H Steinmeyer vs N Bernstein, 1944 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Here's an early Na3 that is reasonable enough
G Franchini vs S Mikheev, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Modern Variation. Main Line (B05) · 1-0
Luer vs Rattman, 1922 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Czech Def (B06) 1-0 Nxf7 starts a rumble about the countryside
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B06) Robatsch, 45 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06) 1-0Dbl Knt Sacs aid Bs
M Yeo vs A T Erdal-Smith, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense Bg7, Nh6 (B06) 1/2- Q kept perpetual threat & +
I Stohl vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Czech Defense: General (B06) 0-1
A Romero Holmes vs Tseshkovsky, 1989
(B06) Robatsch, 61 moves, 0-1

Czech Defense: General (B06) · 1/2-1/2
Y Simkin vs I Vinitsky, 1999
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hippo: Chepukaitis' classics; the black Q is all but immune
S Yuferov vs G Chepukaitis, 1996 
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 0-1

The difference between Hedgehog and Hippo
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

Take the Hippo seriously
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 12 (B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0 Remove the Defender!
Steinitz vs Mongredien, 1863 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0

How to beat the Hippo
M Esserman vs Joel Benjamin, 2010 
(B06) Robatsch, 27 moves, 1-0

Hippo, anything but normal C00? Trouble on e6
Csank vs Albin, 1890 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

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

Kside Fianchetto vs Pirc Defense (B07) 1-0 Huddling for warmth
Karpov vs Timman, 1979 
(B07) Pirc, 38 moves, 1-0

Pirc Austrian: Instructive attack on a fianchettoed position!
Y Dembo vs G Mammadova, 2010 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Goldman Var (B10) 1-0 Angermanagement
Taylor vs I F Angermann, 1986 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 7 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Nxf7 KxNf7 Qxe6+
Alekhine vs R Bruce, 1938 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Notes by AA
Alekhine vs I Naharro, 1941  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 W wins the knight
Tartakower vs M Ellinger, 1944 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 13 moves, 1-0

game 16 in Fischer's
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Schiller's Line: One Busy Queen!
Schlechter vs Tartakower, 1913
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann, Advance Var (B12) 1-0 N on 6th, Arabian #
Nimzowitsch vs A Giese, 1913 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Maroczy Variation (B12) 1-0 W sac attack!
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

C-K: Creating Connected Passers in blindfold simul
Koltanowski vs NN, 1938 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 29 moves, 1-0

C-K Exhange Variation; Pillsbury's Mate Variation
L McLaren vs M Chandler / C Laird, 1978 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 20 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange Var (B13) 1-0 Unpin wins material
Ziganovic vs Laketic, 1980 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 7 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Exchange (B13) 1-0 Tal @13 uses Alekhine's Block
Tal vs Leonov, 1949 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

The Ng3 isn't very useful
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1914
(B15) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Defense: Von Hennig Gambit (B15) · 0-1
Short vs Bareev, 2000 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 60 moves, 0-1

Karpov krushes his own line of defense
Karpov vs Hort, 1978 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Karpov. Modern Variation Kasparov Attack (B17) · 1-0
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Modern, Kasparov Attk (B17) 1-0 Bxh7+, RxNd7, Nxf7
Tal vs Miles, 1981 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

C-K Classical Miniature: A modern smothered mate
F Carame vs M Matto, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 7 moves, 1-0

More of an English approach trapping royalty
Berecky vs Sonderso, 1986 
(B20) Sicilian, 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

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

Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21) 0-1 Notes by Morphy
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 0-1

Turn a Sicilian into a French Advanced
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 48 moves, 0-1

Another McDonnell Attack
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Morphy Gambit (B21) 1-0 Blunder Bust
Shumov vs Jaenisch, 1851 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Morphy Gambit (B21) Scorching game from Morphy
Morphy vs J L Preti, 1858 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 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

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) Smothered Mate
Margave vs NN, 1976 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Game 30: Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs B Kostic, 1922 
(B40) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, French Variation. Westerinen Attack (B40) 1-0 Q trap
Kramnik vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

GM N. McDonald's book, "Chess: The art of logical thinking"
Nunn vs A Sokolov, 1986 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 Q&B Battery
J Acers vs Parsons, 1980 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Sic Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Common unpin theme to know
Suetin vs P Travnicek, 1975 
(B50) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Deferred (B50) 1-0 P fork wins minor or Q
I Rivise vs J C Rather, 1946 
(B50) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1/2-1/2
M Delgado Crespo vs S Ulms, 2008
(B53) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bxf7+ deflect the king and wins the queen on the open d-file
Schestakov vs Gusseinow, 1967 
(B57) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

The open d-file is dangerous for the Black Q if White can check
J L Alvarez del Monte vs C Hounie Fleurquin, 1961 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

Deep Fritz agrees with the first 21 moves
Anand vs Kasparov, 2002 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Van Wely's Najdorf demolished by Kasparov's English Attack
Kasparov vs Van Wely, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Owen's Defense; Good against 1e4 or 1 d4!
Dreev vs D Andreikin, 2013 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Notes by Lowenthal; French Fianchetto C00 ...e6, g6, c5!?
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

3.Bd3Schechter variation vs French; he could really use kNights
Schlechter vs Showalter, 1898 
(C00) French Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

US Champ 2012 French: La Bourdonnais Variation (C00), 1-0
Nakamura vs Seirawan, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

French: La Bourdonnais
V Prosviriakov vs T Rendle, 2012
(C00) French Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

French: La Bourdonnais
Glek vs D Bunzmann, 2007 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

French: La Bourdonnais
V Zvjaginsev vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

French: La Bourdonnais
V Komliakov vs D Shabanov, 2004
(C00) French Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Knight /Delayed Exhange (C00) 1/2-1/2
G Manukian vs W M Duckworth, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Reversed Philidor vs French Def (C00) 0-1 Greco's Mate
E J Diemer vs Hunn, 1983 
(C00) French Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Chigorin Variation (C00) · 1-0
Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1905 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Chigorin Variation (C00) · 1-0
Chigorin vs Salwe, 1904 
(C00) French Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Schlechter Variation (C00) 0-1 Rook on 2nd/7th
Hector vs Short, 1983 
(C00) French Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz; very unusual French defense
J McConnell vs Steinitz, 1886  
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky's brilliant attack w/superior development
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Steinitz(C00) 1-0The horse ran off from his K
V Hergert vs G Handke, 1988 
(C00) French Defense, 12 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

Frank James Marshall (1877-1944) The Gold Coin Game
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Franco-Sicilian Def: Marshall Gambit (C10) 1-0 Qside Discovery+
B Wall vs J Lippert, 1980 
(C10) French, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Qk kill of French Rubinstein Var, Blackburne Def. C10 1-0
Morozevich vs Van Wely, 2002 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2- Early White threats
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1974
(C10) French, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Acupuncture, ouch. A nice Black victory!
Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

Schlecter's Gems; Sling the Bxh7+ Sac, offer the Rook too!
Schlechter vs Siegfried August Wolf, 1894 
(C13) French, 16 moves, 1-0

French Classical Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Greek gift 2x same wk
Blackburne vs NN, 1894  
(C13) French, 17 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance Var (C18) 1-0 More like a king jig
Shirov vs Plaskett, 1992 
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Halasz-McDonnell Gambit (C21) 1-0 Kside assault
T Halasz vs Tanin, 1985 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Lewis Gambit (C23) 0-1 Deflection Sacrifice
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1841 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Elephant G. Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 0-1R sac sets Boden's #
Reshevsky vs E D Duncan, 1921 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

A different approach to the Philidor; Knight penetration
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Philidor CG: head & shoulders above his contemporaries
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Notes by Steinitz
Max Weiss vs N MacLeod, 1889  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Russian Game:Three Knights Game (C42)Black's game flows easily
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1913
(C42) Petrov Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrov's Defense; Pin it to win it
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Game: General w/3...f5!? (C44) · 0-1
de Riviere vs Anderssen, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55) 1-0 Slaughter
P Ricardi vs J Faustino, 2001 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Spell that! Recommended by Alekhine in his theoretical survey
Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

Both queens pin rooks to cornered kings
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1903 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Schlechter owns the open lines
G Marco vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal (C69) 0-1 Rook robs the pin
S Malesic vs Reshevsky, 1967
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line (C89) 1-0 Super
Anand vs Topalov, 1993 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 40 moves, 1-0

BDG Lemberger CG. Simple Variation (D00) 1-0 Discovered # in 8!
E J Diemer vs NN, 1979 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Schlechter destroys the Blackmar gambit
H Faehndrich vs Schlechter, 1903 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 0-1

1.d4 d5 Alternative defense to BDG gets smothered
Deming vs Cornell, 1980 
(B20) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Dbl QP Levitsky Attack (D00) 1-0 Uncommon Knight Mate
J J Janse vs T Borland, 2001 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

BDG Lamb Def (D00) 1-0 Ode to "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow
E J Diemer vs F Lamb, 1947 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

QP: Catalan/Veresov Attack (D00) 0-1 Who's got who?
Tinsley vs Lasker, 1899 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Chigorin Defense Dbl Pins (D02) 1-0 White passer
L Pantsulaia vs S Kristjansson, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

QGD Baltic Defense. Pseudo-Slav (D02) 0-1 Fascinating Dbl R sac
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Blitz Anti-Colle 3...Bf5 4.Bd3 (D04) 0-1 Bishop Sac line
J Sanjuan vs Lenderman, 2004 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Colle c3 System (D04) 1-0 Early bird march of the b-pawn
G Welling vs F Sergent, 1998 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Colle c3 System (D04) 0-1 g6 Indian Def. per Pete Tamburo
Colle vs Vidmar, 1929 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Schlechter shows how to play the Colle c3 on the queenside
Schlechter vs W Napier, 1902 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Double bishop sacrifice, model game
Koltanowski vs M Defosse, 1936 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Smyslov, Vasily "My Best Games of Chess (1935-1957)" P.H. Clark
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Discovery traps Black queen
S Steller vs Reig, 1982 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 7 moves, 1-0

(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 12 moves, 0-1
Bafrali vs E Schiller, 1991 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

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

Slav Def: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0 Notes by AA
Fine vs W Winter, 1936  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30) 0-1Dbl B Sacs; Notes by Raymond Keene
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

French, Diemer-Duhm Gambit (D30) 1-0 Back rank weakness
C Nakamura vs A Caoili, 1998 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

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

Semi-Slav, Marshall Gambit (D31) 0-1 11...0-0-0+! nabs rook
NN vs G Abrahams, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional Variation (D35)
Petrosian vs H Corral, 1954 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Notes by H. N. Pillsbury; Cross pin to win
Burn vs Lasker, 1895  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

QGD, Orthodox Interesting White opening, defense, counterattack
Salwe vs Tartakower, 1907 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Wacko horses need to be saddle broke
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1922 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

QID Spassky System (E14) 0-1 Dbl B sacs, R lift
E Dizdarevic vs Miles, 1985 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

KID Six Pawns Attack (E77) 1-0Some sacs are better than others
S Williams vs Hebden, 2006 
(E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Indian Game Bf4, f3, g4 (A45) 1-0 Kside pawn thrust, sacs
Jobava vs Mamedyarov, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

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