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A B C Players Spelled Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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This file was one of my originals that outgrew itself a couple times over. Large collections of games by the same famous chess player were eventually given their own separate file.

Fredthebear's advice to subscribers is to create several small but distinct collections by individual player, opening, ECO code, tournament, era, book author, pattern or piece technique. Do not have large collection dumps of such variety like this. Of course, this still serves a certain flexible purpose for me... no need to delete it.

The A players and David Bronstein are currently being removed into their own collection unless they played another A, B, or C player.

The games of world champions Alexander Alekhine and Jose R. Capablanca are in their own folders. In no way does this collection come close to doing them justice.

Some Romantics... Anderssen, Blackburne, and Chigorin have moved together to another folder. So did Alapin, Bird, and Colle. However, if these fellows played one another, the game is possibly included in here.

Most of inmate Claude Bloodgood's games are in the Grob section. He is one-of-a-kind story in itself.

Contemporary greats Anand, Aronion and Carlsen have moved to another folder for the most part. Those collections are nowhere near complete but they would not fit in here. Again, if they played another A-B-C player, that game is included in here.

Games were once grouped in alphabetical clusters by name, but so many players made that difficult to locate all the various clusters quickly -- too much scrolling up and down hundreds of games just to accurately place one game, so most are now intermixed by the year that the game was played. Using the year (or ECO code) number requires no scrolling for proper placement within the file. Modern players... the recent years... are on the bottom half of this list. Several games by Fabiano Caruana are down there.

Once again, because of space limitations, no games this century will be kept in this list. Adams and Aronian can be found in the A players collection. Anand has his own collection, as does Carlsen. Even Caruana has his own collection. These fellows play soo many recorded games nowadays that they're not going to fit in here.

Thank you sneaky pete, Prasha.
Thank you Phony Benoni, Gottschalk.

* Game Collection: Alekhine vs Bogolubov
search "Alekhine vs Bogolubov"


Uncommon Opening/Modern (A00) 1-0 Smothered Queen
J Cukierman vs NN, 1934 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

BDG. Gedult Gambit 3.f3 (D00) 1-0 Exchange sac, h-file attack
A E Blackmar vs Farrar, 1881 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Bird's most famous win with his namesake.
Bird vs Blackburne, 1879 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening (A02) 1-0 Nifty Ns & Ps ending
Bird vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 67 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Mestel Var (A02) 0-1 Notes by JHB
Bird vs Blackburne, 1886  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch (A03) 0-1 Spearhead thru the front door
Bird vs J W Baird, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening (A02) 1-0 Helpmate?
Blackburne vs Bird, 1892 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 1/2-1/2 Notes by E. Schiffers
Bird vs Blackburne, 1895  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird Opening (A02) 1-0 Both 0-0-0, Dynamic Dbl Fio
Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Bird b3 vs Pseudo Leningrad Dutch (A02) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Chigorin vs J Noa, 1883 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 61 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

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

French Def. vs Chigorin 2.Qe2 Big Clamp (C00) 1-0 Both Ks run
Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1905 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French Def. vs Chigorin 2.Qe2 (C00) 1-0
Chigorin vs Salwe, 1904 
(C00) French Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

French / Owen Defense (C00) 1-0 Simultaneous pin & fork
Chigorin vs A Skipworth, 1883 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn Morozevich Line (C11) 1-0 Rob the pin
Chigorin vs Rubinstein, 1906 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Delayed Exch (C11) 0-1 W is sealed off, 135m
Chigorin vs E Delmar, 1889 
(C11) French, 135 moves, 0-1

QP Steinitz CG (D00) 1-0 Compare the play of the Bishops . . .
J Mason vs Chigorin, 1889 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 0-1 Q trap; Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
E Delmar vs Chigorin, 1889  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack vs NY System (D00) 0-1Up the exchange w/passer
Allies vs Chigorin, 1894 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 0-1

R.M. Bruce's favorite game, against her husband R.M. Bruce
R M Bruce vs R Bruce, 1957 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Two rooks cut-off and check the opposing king
Rubinstein vs Chigorin, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Tchigorin's famous defeat of Lasker with his (T's) own defense.
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Horatio Caro (1862-1920) smashes Lasker's NY System /Baltic Def
H Caro vs Lasker, 1890 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

5.c3 Colle; Black 0-0-0 so there's no kingside battle
Charousek vs Chigorin, 1898 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Chernev Chucks Wood
Chernev vs H H Hahlbohm, 1942 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Damiano Defense Chigorin Gambit (C40) 1/2-1/2 Hairy game!
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vienna/Steinitz G. Zukert Def (C25) 1-0Clearance, Deflect, Fork
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Fraser-Minckwitz Def (C25) 1-0!
Chigorin vs A Solovtsov, 1884 
(C25) Vienna, 46 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Hamppe-Allgaier-Thorold Gambit (C25) · 1-0
Mephisto vs Chigorin, 1883 
(C25) Vienna, 30 moves, 1-0

The most famous example of 12. Bb5+
Chigorin vs H Caro, 1898 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical (C30) 1-0Book trap eventually good for promotion
Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Petrov's Defense (C30) · 0-1
Chigorin vs O Bernstein, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

KG Declined. Classical Variation (C30) 0-1 Discovered Attack
Chigorin vs Burn, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 0-1

Pantelidakis Countergambit 1.e4 e5 2.f4 f5
Chigorin vs V Hruby, 1882 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

One of those Games Determined by a Single Profound Move
Chigorin vs K A Walbrodt, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 1-0Beautiful manuevers
Chigorin vs J Kotrc, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Bomb f7...the tail of the combination has a stinger: Qh5+
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Santasiere's "My Love Affair With Tchigorin"
Chigorin vs Davydow, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

KGA Muzio Gambit Sarratt Def (C37) 1-0 Parry the back rank mate
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1878 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Rice Gambit (C39) 0-1 Dbl attacks
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Schleimann Def. Jaenisch G. Acptd (C40) 0-1 Full devel
Schlezer vs Chigorin, 1878 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var 3.d4 (C43) 1-0 B blast
Chigorin vs S F Lebedev, 1900 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Steinitz Variation (C44) 1-0 Reinfeld puzzle
Chigorin vs Gossip, 1889 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish (C49) 0-1 Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
Gossip vs Chigorin, 1889  
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 0-1

A pawn storm and a mighty pin come through w/out the queen
V Knorre vs Chigorin, 1874 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Evans G. Goering Attack (C51) 0-1 Notes by C. von Bardeleben
W Pollock vs Chigorin, 1895  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Scrunched!
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 48 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 0-1 Notes by Emanuel Lasker
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1895  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 45 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 1-0 P wedge on 6th
Chigorin vs V Manko, 1901 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 1-0Diagonal & f-file attack
Chigorin vs A F Weber, 1898 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 81: Modern Chess Instructor by Wilhelm Steinitz
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1889 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 1-0 Sac attack
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 70 in Modern Chess Instructor by Wilhelm Steinitz
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1889 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Long Variation (C55)1-0 K walk
Chigorin vs Charousek, 1896 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) · 1-0
Chigorin vs Janowski, 1900 
(C56) Two Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def Bishop Check line (C58) 0-1 Pins
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C58) Two Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 15: Elements of Combination Play in Chess - Reinfeld
Gunsberg vs Chigorin, 1890 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

One queen gets trapped, the other queen takes charge
Schlechter vs Chigorin, 1897 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A82) 0-1 Busy Bishops
Leonhardt vs Chigorin, 1905 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 25 moves, 0-1

Dutch Stonewall. Modern Variation (A90) 0-1
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Control the file, rob the pin
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1906 
(A53) Old Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def: Czech Var w/Nc3 (A53) 1/2-1/2 Halted P on 7th
Korchnoi vs G Barcza, 1959
(A53) Old Indian, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Who's better when the Q's come off?
O Bernstein vs Burn, 1909 
(A53) Old Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Janowski M L (A53) 0-1 En prise Black minors
R J Gross vs L Christiansen, 1973 
(A53) Old Indian, 12 moves, 0-1

Old Indian (A53) 1/2-1/2 Pawn thrusts give this game character!
Tartakower vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909 
(A53) Old Indian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Fianchettos / Hungarian (A53) 1-0 Tactical finish
Chekhover vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

OID Ukrainian Var (A54) 0-1 Q Sac, Daring Bishop, Ruthless Rook
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def: Two Knights Var (A54) 1/2-1/2 MG King walk
Portisch vs G Barcza, 1959
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID, Double Fianchetto Attack (A54) 0-1 WWII battle
S Belavenets vs Bronstein, 1941 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 24 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 1/2-1/2 Qs EG perpetual
L Christiansen vs R Henley, 1978 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bronstein at his best -- KID
Pachman vs Bronstein, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 31 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Ukrainian Var (A54) 0-1 Stunning move
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Ukrainian (A54) 0-1 Q sac removes key defender
K Kalantar vs Petrosian, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Ukrainian Var (A54) 0-1 Impressive R work
G Garcia vs Nezhmetdinov, 1964 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 35 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def Ukrainian (A54) 0-1Exchange sac for connected Ps
Aganalian vs Petrosian, 1945 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 34 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights Var (A54) 1-0 g-file battle
Alekhine vs NN, 1918 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 49 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Ukrainian(A54) 1/2-1/2 N sac, Q+ perpetual
O Chernikov vs Vasiukov, 2005 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the ChessMasters
O Bernstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Normal Var (A55) 0-1 Kotov's Brilliancy
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07) 1/2-1/2 Black fortress
A Giri vs Caruana, 2013 
(B07) Pirc, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lion Def. Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave (B07) 1-0 R sac, Arabian#
Z Andriasian vs B Burg, 2013 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening (A00) /KIA (A07) 1-0 Constant threats
L Christiansen vs K Regan, 1977 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 56 moves, 1-0

King's English Variation. Troger Defense (A21) 1/2-1/2 Active
L Czech vs M Weil, 1995
(A21) English, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort Opening vs NY System (A06) 0-1 No escape a-file
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2015 
(A06) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Simplification frees White
L Christiansen vs J Eslon, 1977
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical Hedgehog Defense (A30) 1-0 Rs in play
Illescas Cordoba vs Adams, 1992 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 22 moves, 1-0

Colle 7.c3 vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 e-file action, P majority
B Bujupi vs F Berend, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

Indian Game/Veresov (A45) 1/2-1/2 She didn't bite the apple
L Christiansen vs Robert E Byrne, 1977
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game / Polish structure (A45) 1-0 Odd play; Dovetail #
Blatny vs Nakamura, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Knights Var (A46) 0-1 Reverse Slav strategy 4Ken
J Simpson vs Caruana, 2007
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46)1-0 10 yr old girl hangs tough
L Christiansen vs V Law, 2004 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 Q blunder
Bacrot vs M Vukic, 2004 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

London System vs KID (A48) 1-0 Knights haggle into EG
Bondarevsky vs Aronin, 1951 
(A48) King's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

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

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Sudden end
Albin vs O Bernstein, 1904 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 0-1 Bf3 Block
Albin vs Blackburne, 1897 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Dutch (A04) 0-1 e5 dilema, Kside attack
Albin vs Bird, 1895 
(A04) Reti Opening, 52 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense (A43) 1-0 Centralization wins
Von Bardeleben vs W Pollock, 1895
(A43) Old Benoni, 26 moves, 1-0

Open Sicilian; Fine piece play uses pins w/a pesky kNight
Von Bardeleben vs Paulsen, 1887 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Four Knights: Ranken Var (C48) 1-0Lengthy exchange gem
Znosko-Borovsky vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk Var (C78) 0-1 Engaging!
C Mansfield vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1928 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 White K exposed
J Barton vs Breyer, 1911
(C10) French, 26 moves, 0-1

QP Game, Symmetrical (D02) 1/2-1/2 Colle Cntr; Kts. outside
S Von Freymann vs Breyer, 1911
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 0-1 Rob the pin, Disc
K Sterk vs Breyer, 1913 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Castling opposite, pawn storm, Black's queen romps!
K Havasi vs Breyer, 1917 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish Open Main Lines (C80)1-0 P lever, h-file battery, Bf6
R T Black vs J Bernstein, 1913 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 1-0

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

'62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy' chosen by IC
O Bernstein vs J Mieses, 1904 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 49 moves, 1-0

Pawn grabbling doesn't disable the mating battery
O Bernstein vs NN, 1927 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1-0 Notes by Reti, Tart
Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1920  
(C48) Four Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 130: World's Great Chess Games (Fine)
Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1920 
(C48) Four Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Schliemann Dyckhoff (C63) 1-0 Target the heavy pieces
Bogoljubov vs Reti, 1919 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

QGD Chigorin Def. (D07) 0-1 Open lines, connected Rs penetrate
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1921 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

(A81) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0
Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A81) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Alekhine Def. Saemisch Attack (B02) 1-0 Impressive Demolition
Bogoljubov vs Nenarokov, 1925
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) · 1-0
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1919 
(C13) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Efim Bogoljubov (1889-1952) gives the Greek gift
Bogoljubov vs NN, 1952 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

The horses save White's bacon
Bogoljubov vs H Mueller, 1934 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 18 moves, 1-0

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attack (C13) 1-0 Uncastled win!
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1922 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Alekhine sacrifices three queens -- a classic!!!
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 46 moves, 0-1
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1934 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

World Championship Rematch (1934) · Dutch Defense: Classical
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1934 
(A92) Dutch, 62 moves, 0-1

Notes by Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Breyer Variation (C13) 1-0
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1942  
(C13) French, 42 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Var (D70) 1/2-1/2 WC #15
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1929 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Development of Chess Style by Max Euwe
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929 
(C11) French, 51 moves, 1-0

Bogo's most famous and convincing win over Alekhine
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1/2-1/2
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1934 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Maybe Barcza's greatest game and 1st brilliancy prize winner!
G Barcza vs O Troianescu, 1948 
(A06) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

From Fred Reinfeld's "Great Short Games of the Chess Masters"
Kiss vs G Barcza, 1934 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

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

USSR (1963) · Dutch Defense: Leningrad. Warsaw Variation (A88
Brzozka vs Bronstein, 1963 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 70 moves, 0-1

FR Winawer. Fingerslip Var Kunin Double Gambit (C15) 0-1 Sly
Boleslavsky vs Bronstein, 1950 
(C15) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 0-1

King's English Variation (A20) 0-1 Snookered
G Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 30
Cherepkov vs Bronstein, 1961 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 0-1 Rock slide!
N Bakulin vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

French Advance 4.dxc5 (C02) 1-0 B pair cuts a swath
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(C02) French, Advance, 38 moves, 1-0

KIA vs FR (A08) 1-0 Outnumbered 2 attackers, 1 defender = N sac
Bronstein vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 15 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack. Unzicker Attack (B09) 0-1 Pins win
Bronstein vs S Conquest, 1996 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Black has all kinds of checks waiting, so DB takes a perpetual
Bronstein vs Deep Blue, 1996 
(B20) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

White played the opening against it's inventor
K Aseev vs Bronstein, 1982 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 14 moves, 0-1

The W Bishop p. 27, Modern Chess Self-tutor by David Bronstein
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(A91) Dutch Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 66 moves, 1-0
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 66 moves, 1-0

Dutch Modern Stonewall Defense (A84) 0-1 Up the exchange
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(A84) Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 0-1 The horse is hers!
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Bishop Attack (E47) 0-1 K cut off
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 39 moves, 0-1

Lesson 10: The Aim of the Opening, Garry Kasparov Teaches Chess
Bogoljubov vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 0-1

King's English Variation (A20) 1-0 Crossfire penetration
Botvinnik vs O Benkner, 1956 
(A20) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Odd line (B10) 1-0Both f3 & f6; Spearhead decides
J T Barendregt vs Botvinnik, 1966 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik's piece of art
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik "100 Selected Games"
Chekhover vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1 Famous Counterpin+
V Makogonov vs Chekhover, 1937 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

100 best games of 20th century by Andrew Soltis
Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Heated argument ?? They had a punch up!
Benko vs Fischer, 1962 
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 1-0

Double Fianchetto; Philidor's Legacy
Benko vs I A Horowitz, 1968 
(A12) English with b3, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 11: Starting Out: Benoni Systems
M Vukic vs Benko, 1967 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

QG Accepted: Classical Def. ML (D27) 1-0 Convert one to another
Benko vs K Burger, 1965
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Reversed vs French / Owen's Bb7 (A07) 1-0 Pawn storm
Benko vs Bisguier, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack. Richter Variation (D01) 1-0 0-0-0 vs 0-0...pin
Bisguier vs J Sherwin, 1954 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

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

Brilliant Fischer rampage!
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Fischer again with another masterpiece
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: King's Indian Variation. Sokolsky Attack (A00)
Kozomara vs Robert E Byrne, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Dutch Defense (A00) 0-1 White K on the run
E Torre vs Robert E Byrne, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

US Championship(1963/64) KIA (A07) 0-1 Fischer won all 11 games
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 N sac, Q sac, connected Ps
J A Curdo vs Robert E Byrne, 1994 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Black captured the wrong pawn. White finishes w/royal pins!
Browne vs Robert E Byrne, 1977 
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

Great fighting spirit by Fischer to hang onto the endgame.
Browne vs Fischer, 1970 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Browne's brilliant Queen sham sacrifice 16... Qxc4!!
Seirawan vs Browne, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 18 moves, 0-1

Both queens penetrate the opposition
Browne vs A Taha, 1972 
(C14) French, Classical, 30 moves, 0-1

The king's knight is an important defensive piece removed
Browne vs Ljubojevic, 1978 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD Tarrasch, 2 Knights Var (D32) 0-1 Don't trade just to trade
Browne vs R Vera, 1992 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Dbl B sacs, promo #
W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Canal Attack ML (B52) 1-0 Black did not move either N
Browne vs Quinteros, 1974 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Different Greek recipe
Browne vs Kaidanov, 1994
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. 3 Knights (E21) 0-1 2 Rivals, 1 N remains
L Christiansen vs Browne, 1981 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Basman plays like Tal!
M Basman vs Tal, 1974 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carr Defense: General (B00)
S Bibby vs M Basman, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

The Borg takes down a grandmaster!
Speelman vs M Basman, 1980 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

A victory for the mighty Grob against one of England's top GMs.
M Basman vs Nunn, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Carr Defense; Q sac creates a passer
F Babar vs M Basman, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense; Black Double Fianchetto marches on kingside
C Morrison vs M Basman, 1981 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

The Bazzer's relentless attack weaves a tight net.
M Basman vs S Joksic, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense (B00) 1-0 Where did he go wrong?!
Nunn vs M Basman, 1980 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

3 Pawns vs Borg Def (B00) 0-1N sac opens file >connected Rs, Q
R Lancaster vs M Basman, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Defense (A13) 0-1 Dropped a kNight
Adorjan vs Csom, 1969 
(A13) English, 17 moves, 0-1

Bird, Hobbs Gambit (A02) 1/2-1/2 White survives IQP passer
S Buecker vs T Vogler, 1997 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird Opening: Gunsberg Def (A02) 1/2-1/2 kNights or Bishops?
S Buecker vs J Blaskowski, 1981 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Leningrad. Warsaw Var (A88) 0-1 Active Rs corridor threat
C Pieper Emden vs S Buecker, 1985
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 53 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Paulsen Attack Variation (C22) 1-0 Pawn fork
S Buecker vs G Mueller, 2000
(C22) Center Game, 38 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn Variation (C11) 0-1 Dbl rook sac
Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) Dbl R Sac
Balashov vs Bareev, 1987 
(C18) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Powerful opposite-colored bishop attacking w/maurading Q
Judit Polgar vs Bareev, 2001 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 0-1

The White king survives three long range pieces hunting him
Lautier vs Bareev, 1994
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fantastic double sacrifice
E Berg vs Bareev, 2005 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 7: Starting out : The Caro-Kann by Joe Gallagher
Glek vs Bareev, 1998 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Chistyakov Def. Modern Line (C07) 0-1 Ferocious
A Lastin vs Bareev, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Winawer CG (D10) 0-1 Zugzwang breaks White's back
Karpov vs Bareev, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 57 moves, 0-1

QGD Exchange (D35) 0-1 Tactics whip Qside minority attack
Karpov vs Beliavsky, 1986 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish Breyer Def. Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 0-1 Lot goin' on here
Smirin vs Beliavsky, 1989 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 0-1

Amazing Knights
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Decoy, Remove Guard
Beliavsky vs Bacrot, 1999 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 17 moves, 1-0

Slav, Winawer Countergambit (D10) 1-0 Caught on B hwy
Beliavsky vs Gelfand, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky wins a Benko so good it is in the Read And Play book
Gheorghiu vs Beliavsky, 1982 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 47 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Nix the draw
Tal vs Beliavsky, 1974 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Anderssen Var. Cordel Line 5...Be7 (C51) 0-1Tough
Karjakin vs Beliavsky, 2005 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 45 moves, 0-1

Uncompromising Chess by Alexander Beliavsky
Beliavsky vs Taimanov, 1979 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Three Pawns Attack (B06) 1-0 They get bigger
Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

Two Knights mate a King+Pawn
Bisguier vs A Matanovic, 1961 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 89 moves, 0-1

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

Benoni Defense: King's Indian System (A56) 1-0 Fine R manuevers
Chandler vs A J Mestel, 1981 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 38: Black is OK! by Andras Adorjan
Chandler vs Ulf Andersson, 1980 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 29 moves, 0-1

Central kNight Outpost Rules
Ulf Andersson vs Browne, 1983 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 1-0

See-saw battle; no ordinary Greek Gift
Colle vs Ahues, 1930 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Harassing Knights (A46) 0-1 Monkey wrench
Colle vs Ahues, 1930 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Greek gift beauty by opening namesake!
Colle vs V Berger, 1928 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Bf5xBd3 leaves White w/doubled d-pawns, makes kside attack
Colle vs Bogoljubov, 1930 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Did he miss 17.Bxf6 Qxh2+?
Colle vs Bogoljubov, 1926 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Don't make the same simple tactical blunders
Colle vs Bogoljubov, 1931 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Swindle: Capture the 1st rook leads to immune perpetual check
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black plays on White's side of the board w/a wedge
Seirawan vs L Christiansen, 1980 
(A17) English, 32 moves, 0-1

Attack from both flanks leaves Black tattered
L Christiansen vs M Zivanic, 2008 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Larry is usually the one giving the tactics lesson
E Lubarsky vs L Christiansen, 1982 
(B57) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

QID Petrosian Var. Farago Defense (E12) 1-0 Double attack LPDO
L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 14 moves, 1-0
L Christiansen vs S A Tarin, 1985 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B40) 1/2-1/2 Threats & Exchanges
L Christiansen vs J A Grefe, 1977
(B40) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

QP Game: Sarratt Attack (D00) 0-1 Strong central Black Knight
K Regan vs L Christiansen, 1978 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Pirc Classical Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 1/2-1/2
L Christiansen vs S Taulbut, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Classical Quiet System Chig (B08) 1-0 Dbl R sac declined
L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Pirc Classical Quiet System (B08) 1-0 Heavy pieces assault
L Christiansen vs R Wachtel, 1977
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

QID: Spassky System (E14) 1-0 IQP, Bxh7 & Rook lift
L Christiansen vs J B Campos-Moreno, 1980 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 21 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 1-0 Pawn rollers
L Christiansen vs J L Watson, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Now this is ROCKIN' THE RAMPARTS!!!
D Botto vs L Christiansen, 1975 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Spearhead
L Christiansen vs Reshevsky, 1977 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Up the exchange
L Christiansen vs R Cifuentes, 1986
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Keres Def (A14)1-0 Larry's Best
L Christiansen vs Portisch, 1981 
(A14) English, 31 moves, 1-0

The Greek Gift is fatal for Black
F Cirabisi vs V Cugini, 1992 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Double Gambit Accepted (C56) 1-0 Rob the pin
Illescas Cordoba vs D Garcia Ilundain, 1991 
(C56) Two Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42) 1-0Logical, crushing drive
J Cervenka vs NN, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54) 0-1 Qs EG
D Pirrot vs Chiburdanidze, 1987
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 58 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 19.Nh6+! Zwischenzug
Chiburdanidze vs G Sachs, 1990 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0Back-to-back N sacs arrange discover+
Chiburdanidze vs Dvoirys, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack Dreyev Def (B12) 1-0Rob the Pin
Brutus vs Chiburdanidze, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner (E41) 1-0 Q raid, K walk
V Milov vs Chiburdanidze, 2002
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

The oldest recorded game of chess
Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Impressive old miniature using a decoy sacrifice and pawn mate
Busnardo vs NN, 1590 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Dr. Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825) Direct ancestor of Immortal Game
T Bowdler vs H Conway, 1788 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 1-0 Good shooting Emperor!
Napoleon Bonaparte vs Madame De Remusat, 1804 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

1.P-K4 Napoleon Attack (C20) 0-1 Don't try for Scholar's Mate
Napoleon Bonaparte vs The Turk, 1809 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Unpin, quick Gueridon/Swallow's Tail #
J Chamouillet vs NN, 1849 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

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

KGA Cunningham Defense 3...Be7 Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0
H Buckle vs NN, 1849
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 22 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 0-1 Boden's Mate by Boden!
R Schulder vs S Boden, 1853 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Variants / French-like (000) 1-0 Sac, fork and pins
Cochrane vs The Turk, 1820 
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Bowlder Attack (B20) 1-0 Dbl Rook Sacrifices
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 
(B20) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

(B06) The First Robatsch, 14 moves, 0-1 White missed P fork
Cochrane vs Saint Amant, 1842 
(B06) Robatsch, 14 moves, 0-1

Russian, Cochrane Gambit. Bishop check line (C42) 1-0 Namesaked
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1855
(C42) Petrov Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. B+ line (C42) 1-0 Six Ps on 4th
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1855 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Chess Player's Chronicle, October 22, 1884, p. 172.
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1855 
(D94) Grunfeld, 21 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3 2.d4 3.h4 (A00) 1-0White to promote
Cochrane vs Somacarana, 1856 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

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

Go figure
Morphy vs T W Barnes, 1858 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Impressive pawn majority will promote
S Boden vs Owen, 1858 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

KGA Muzio Gambit Accepted From Def (C37) 1-0 Story by JHB
Blackburne vs Anderssen, 1862  
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro Kann't the first time out
Pillsbury vs H Caro, 1898 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Capablanca's Best Chess Endings by Irving Chernev
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 59 moves, 1-0

13 year-old Capa teaches the endgame from Colle Zukertort
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Scotch (C45) 1-0 Common mini when fianchetto B bites the dust
B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Benjamin Blumenfeld (1884-1974)
B Blumenfeld vs Nimzowitsch, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Four Knights, Italian fork trick (C55) 0-1 0-0-0 and Bxa2 snare
L Forgacs vs H Caro, 1904 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def.; Black won by making only pawn moves!
NN vs H Bruening, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

QGD Harrwitz Attack. 2 Ns Def (D37) 1-0 Exceptional Accuracy
Dus Chotimirsky vs Lasker, 1909 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Boden's Criss Cross Mate is the Mother Load of Sacrifices
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game: Alapin Opening (C20) 0-1 7.Ng3 might hold it.
NN vs E Canal, 1935 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Napoleon Gambit (C44) 1-0 "The Last Victory" film
Napoleon Bonaparte vs General Bertrand, 1820 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. B+ line(C42) 1-0 Gueridon # in 1
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1848 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Knights in a spot
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1851 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Von der Lasa G. (C21) 1-0 JHB notes; Back trackin'
Blackburne vs W J Evelyn, 1862  
(C21) Center Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. (C60) 0-1 Dbl R sacs, Greco's Mate
NN vs Burn, 1866 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. (C60) 0-1 Another Dbl R sac
Blackburne vs Burn, 1868 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit Accepted (C38)0-1 JHB simply the best g-file opener
B Burt vs Blackburne, 1869  
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

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

This Alexander plays like Alekhine
A Alexander vs O Cordel, 1870 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 Immune rook, discovery
S Boden vs Bird, 1873 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Liverpool 1874 "Fiddling While Burn Roams" (GOTD)
Burn vs Owen, 1874 
(B06) Robatsch, 14 moves, 1-0

QGA Central Var 3.e4 e5 McDonnell Def (D20) 0-1 3En prise wins
Owen vs Burn, 1874 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def (C65)0-1 Multiple sacs open the g-file to K
J Baddeley vs Blackburne, 1879 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Jerome Gambit (C50) 0-1 "Old Kentucky"
NN vs Blackburne, 1880  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 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

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 Sacs on the 6th!!
Chigorin vs Alapin, 1885 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense, Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 W cannot break thru Kside
J Noa vs Burn, 1887 
(B06) Robatsch, 29 moves, 0-1

Owen/French Defense (C00) 1-0 Notes by Blackburne
Blackburne vs Bird, 1887  
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
Bird vs D G Baird, 1889  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def Q's Knight Var (A85) 0-1 Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
Burille vs Bird, 1889  
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 34 moves, 0-1

C20 MacCleod/Ponziani, Spanish Var. Harrwitz Attack Nikitin G
N MacLeod vs Burn, 1889 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 1/2-1/2 Qb5+ White is better
Burn vs Gossip, 1889 
(C01) French, Exchange, 8 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Tactical counter attack artistry
Burn vs E Delmar, 1889 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1-0

KGA Mayet Gambit (C38) 1-0 How to stalk w/an open e-file
Chigorin vs Burn, 1889 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 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

Chigorin tries the Steinitz Gambit against its inventor!
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C25) Vienna, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit (A40) 0-1 The castled K wins again
H W Apperly vs H Charlick, 1894 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

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

French Def. Classical. Burn. Morozevich Line(C11) 0-1 JHB Notes
G Marco vs Burn, 1895  
(C11) French, 31 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Chigorin 2.Qe2 (C00) 1-0 Notes by Dr. Tarrasch
Chigorin vs Teichmann, 1895  
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack Early Nb4xBd3(D00) 0-1 Notes by Pillsbury
Tarrasch vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

London System vs Tarrasch Def (D02) 1-0 Q trap in the center
Blackburne vs Chigorin, 1897 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 Dbl Rook Sacs, Mate w/a pawn
J Tolosa vs Joan Carbo i Batlle, 1898 
(C26) Vienna, 19 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Nxf7 sac leads to Philidor's Legacy
Burn vs Owen, 1898 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer Countergambit. Anderssen Attack (C31) 1-0 Invading Ns!
Chigorin vs G Marco, 1898 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

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

The Pipe Game. Notes by Marshall
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Improved Steinitz Def (C66) 0-1 Tactical V
M Brody vs Chigorin, 1900 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) 1-0 Capa actually gets #!
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Hamppe-Allgaier-Thorold Gambit (C25) 0-1N rescue
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

Juan Corzo y Principe (1873-1941)
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 0-1 The Immortaller Game
A W Fox vs C Curt, 1906 
(B27) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Two Knights Variation (D32) 1-0 Queen trap
Burn vs Spielmann, 1906 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Blumenfeld Attack (C45) 1-0 Q sac opens back rank
B Blumenfeld vs G Helbach, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43) 0-1 Discovery gains back material
W Cohn vs Blackburne, 1907 
(A43) Old Benoni, 49 moves, 0-1

K's English. 2Knts, Reversed Dragon (A22) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
O Bernstein vs Metger, 1907 
(A22) English, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 23 of 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 by Alekhine
Von Bardeleben vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

French Defense: McCutcheon. Exchange (C12) 1-0 Qs scramble
O Bernstein vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 30 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 0-1 Black Q hung 3 different ways!?!
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed (B24) 4 Queens ending, lots o' checks
Burn vs O Chajes, 1911 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 115 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Classical Var (C30) 0-1 Attackers avoid exchanges
Tartakower vs Burn, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 8 in My Best Games of Chess by Alexander Alekhine
Alekhine vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911 
(A22) English, 37 moves, 1-0

FrenchNc6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Castle opposite
Burn vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Capa saw it all; a great performance
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1913 
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 0-1 Bully Queen occupation
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

23...Bb7! Black threatens a winning skewer to gain material
J Esser vs Breyer, 1916 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense (D10) 1-0 Long Kside attack by unstoppable Q
Breyer vs J Esser, 1917  
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Keres Var (C68) 1-0 Clever
Bogoljubov vs Reti, 1919 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: London System (A46) 0-1Just like a French Defense
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1919 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Modern Var (B04) 1-0 A dizzy K walk
Bogoljubov vs Tarrasch, 1925 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 23 moves, 1-0

QGAccepted: Rosenthal Variation (D30) 1-0Run around by a kNight
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1925 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

"Now I've got him! Oops. Uh, now I've got him! Oops. Uh, now.."
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 0-1Pawn roller
L Carranza vs Alekhine, 1926 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 18 moves, 0-1

Triple sac ending in Boden's mate...
O Balk vs R J Barnes, 1926 
(C58) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

WC 1927: QGD Cambridge Springs Variation (D52) · 0-1
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) · 0-1
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05) · 1-0
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1938 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Var (E12) 0-1 K boxed in
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1928 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

"Wrong cannot right the wrongs that wrong hath done"
A Miller vs Chernev, 1928 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 0-1

QGD Westphalian Var (A40) 1-0 N&P ending w/numbers advantage
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1928
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Positional Def (E94) 1/2- Active central battle
Colle vs Bogoljubov, 1928
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann Var (E22) 1-0 2 Hanging Ns
Capablanca vs Colle, 1929 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian Game (C50) 1-0 Good to know miniature w/Legal's Mate
A Cheron vs Jeanloz, 1929 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Loss by Capa to a strong but then unknown female player
Capablanca vs M Bain, 1933 
(C48) Four Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game (C45) 0-1 Self-interference w/the line of defense
Cunat vs Casanova, 1933 
(C45) Scotch Game, 5 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Classical (B72) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual; notes by AA
Alekhine vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Saemisch-Indian (A50) 1-0 No ordinary amateur
G Abrahams vs J Cukierman, 1936 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Igor Bondarevsky (1913-1979)
Panov vs Bondarevsky, 1937 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 30 moves, 0-1

Maxim: A well-timed center thrust is antidote to a wing attack
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Methodical manuevers to exchange, snatch a pawn
Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin / Caro-Kann Panov Attack (B13) 1-0 Q trap
Capablanca vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 1/2-1/2 Home cookin
Chekhover vs Chistiakov, 1939
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pile on the pin, exchange off the pieces, push the passer
Chekhover vs Alatortsev, 1940
(A20) English, 72 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62) 0-1 Half-open g-file
NN vs Breithaupt, 1942 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

Mate by a lethal decoy and deflection
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 1-0 The Pillsbury Bind
Chekhover vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Deflection sac 29. Rd7! sets up winning dbl attack & skewer
A Arulaid vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

A Penrose by any other name would still face smothered mate
Bisguier vs J Penrose, 1950 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Alapin Var (D16) 1-0 Weak squares
Boleslavsky vs Smyslov, 1950 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov Var. resembles Curry (E12) 1-0 Spearhead on h-file
Bisguier vs Larry Evans, 1951 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Dutch Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky (A97) 1-0 Qs & Ns duke it out
Bisguier vs K Burger, 1954 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 41 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Botvinnik Var (D95) 1-0 Poise under pressure
Bisguier vs D Byrne, 1954 
(D95) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1-0

KGD. Petrov's Defense (C30) 1-0 Exchanges rush to endgame
Bronstein vs O Bernstein, 1954 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

Dutch, Staunton Gambit. 3.Nd2 AmericanAttack (A82)0-1 Ukraine W
Bisguier vs Bronstein, 1955 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76) 1-0 N moves!
Boleslavsky vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Legall's Mate on Qside
Berliner vs A Rott, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange Var (D13) 1-0 Remove the guard, N fork
J W Collins vs J N Cotter, 1957
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 16 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Delayed Stonewall Attk vs Indian Def. (A46) 1-0 Nifty play
Bisguier vs Lombardy, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attk. Leonhardt (B88) 0-1 Guns drawn all
J Jezek vs Boleslavsky, 1957 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Chigorin (D02) 1-0 King assist
Bronstein vs L Aronson, 1957
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap(D08) 0-1Develop w/threats
R Biever vs Cassidy, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 The Q cleans house for her pawns
Bisguier vs Benko, 1960
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

KID Accelerated Averbakh (E70) 1-0 B pair, R on 7th, Passers
Bisguier vs Robert E Byrne, 1960
(E70) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Russian Var (D96) 0-1 Benko's Brilliancy!
Bisguier vs Benko, 1963 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Italian, Two Knights Def. Fritz (C57) 0-1"Well done, Burger!"
Fischer vs R Burger, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Levenfish Var (B71) 1-0 Discovered Attack Mini
E Cotta vs R Camara, 1965 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Defense Nge7 (C60) 1-0 Nxe5 sac, Spearhead
Benko vs Sawyer, 1964 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Combos like this are why we play c
E Arnlind vs S Bernstein, 1965 
(B32) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen-Bird Attack: Classical b3, e3, f4 (A01) 0-1 P race
G Szilagyi vs Bagirov, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

Grob Gambit. Declined 3.g5 (A00) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
C Bloodgood vs B Evans, 1961 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening 1.g4 e6 (A00) 1-0 Notes by Bill Wall
C Bloodgood vs T Sanderson, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Q trap. What just happened?
C Bloodgood vs Davis, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 1-0 Unusual attacking play
R Bowlby vs C Bloodgood, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Variation (B02) 0-1
Z Radojevic vs Bagirov, 1973 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical, Paulsen Var (B85) 1-0 h-file
Balashov vs Ulf Andersson, 1973 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

B's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C42) 1-0 Sacs P, N, B, R
J C Benjamin vs Graham Carter, 1975 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

See "Forty Years at the Top" for more John Curdo gems.
J A Curdo vs P Kostrzewa, 1976 
(C11) French, 10 moves, 1-0

English Miniature; Black moves the queen's knight 3 times
John Coffey vs NN, 1978 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 8 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Outflank Var (A00) 0-1 Trap the trapper
Brichinova vs Alexandrova, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2 Backward pawn creates hole
M Basman vs J L Watson, 1979
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Normal. Deferred Fianchetto (E72) 0-1 Mutual promotions
H Bohm vs P Biyiasas, 1980 
(E72) King's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

QGA Janowski-Larsen Var (D25) 1-0 Pin & fork decides battle
Browne vs Miles, 1980 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 47 moves, 1-0

Modern, Averbakh. Kotov Var (A42) 0-1 Looks like a dumb move!
W Thormann vs K Bischoff, 1982 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 11 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Blammo!
Chiburdanidze vs V Malaniuk, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 ML 1/2-1/2 16...Nxe4! novelty
Nunn vs Browne, 1983 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dunst/C-K Def.: Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 1-0 K walk!!
Chiburdanidze vs Short, 1983 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Queen Amidala Trap [Queen's Indian]
K G Shirazi vs Joel Benjamin, 1984 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

Macho Grob Spike (A40) 0-1 The White N is overloaded
M Steadman vs M Basman, 1985 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Reshevsky Var (E46) 1-0 Pawn piles on pin
Bareev vs G Timoshchenko, 1986 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Austrian Attk. Kurajica (B09) 1-0 0-0-0 w/Black Nd2!
Beliavsky vs Timman, 1986 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner Var (E41) 0-1 "Well done burger"
Remlinger vs K Burger, 1987 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 58 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55) 1-0 Ng7?! fails
B Carlier vs R Burton, 1987 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack vs St. George Def (A01) 1-0 Isolated pawns
Bagirov vs B Brujic, 1988 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

He wrote the book on the opening.
G Burgess vs N Katishonok, 1989 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) · 0-1
Miles vs Joel Benjamin, 1989 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Leningrad Bird (A02) 1-0 Create a-file passer
V Beim vs Darcy Lima, 1990 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Saemisch Attack (B02) 0-1 Get the Q in close!
P Rahls vs Bagirov, 1990 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Najdorf. Opocensky. Traditional Line (B92) 0-1
D King vs Browne, 1990 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 46
Bronstein vs Browne, 1990 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

Rook sac traps opposing rook, winning a bishop and pawn
M Brzoza vs Bartnik, 1991 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Caro Gambit (C44) 0-1Black extends initiative
P Kranzl vs Blatny, 1991 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Var (A67) 1-0 Q sac into P fork
B Colias vs J Bonin, 1991 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 7.f3 (C41) 0-1 Smashing the Qside; whiteshark poem
Hector vs Barbero, 1991 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

QGD Exchange. Reshevsky Variation (D36) 1-0 Child's Play!
Bacrot vs S Azarov, 1992 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 29 moves, 1-0

Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Pin Def (B21) 0-1 Central P roller
R Malpert vs Joel Benjamin, 1992
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Breyer Def. Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0
Anand vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
A Bollengier vs F Babar, 1993 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Rf6 Alekhine's Block
Anand vs Bareev, 1993 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Classical Variation / vs Colle Set-up (A40) 1-0
B McCamon vs B Carlier, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Bronstein-Larsen (B16) 1-0 Pin & pile on
D H Campora vs Morozevich, 1994 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 1-0 GM pulls it out!
Bologan vs B Redon, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance (B12) 1-0 minor piece trap
Bologan vs A Campanile, 1994 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

K's English. 4Knts Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Constant pressure on Ks
L Christiansen vs Kaidanov, 1994 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 55 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Boden's Mate; supported Rook variation on open b-file.
Joel Benjamin vs N Gamboa, 1995 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 15 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit 5.Nc3 (C42) 1-0 g6 pin
M Bosboom vs J Brenninkmeijer, 1995 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian 3.b3 Westerinen Attack / Dbl Fio (B40) 1-0 Develop or
Blatny vs J L Watson, 1998 
(B40) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Q sacrifice, B check, and a rarity...K move to checkmate
D Cummings vs G Basanta, 1999 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game; A pawn circus
Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Exchange Var (D85) 0-1 A surprize queen trap
N Michaelsen vs Bacrot, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def 5.Bc4 Be7 (C41) 1/2-1/2 Kaufman's repertoire?
Ivanchuk vs Azmaiparashvili, 2000 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Paulsen (B45) 0-1 P wedge, aim rooks thru @royalty
Bologan vs Bacrot, 2001 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 30 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense (B06) 0-1Trapped Rook; LTN, 61, Exercise #16
J Ye vs Bacrot, 2001 
(B06) Robatsch, 59 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense (C41) 0-1Get a winning idea and make it happen
O de la Riva Aguado vs Bologan, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening (A00) 0-1 Not a reversed Sicilian Nadjorf
E Ambrus vs Balashov, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Modern (D11) 1-0 Nxf7 decoy arranges B pin!
Bacrot vs T Dao, 2001 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

London System Copcat BxBd3 (D02) 1-0 Coordinate upon g7
V Bayramov vs D Arutinian, 2001 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Slav, Chameleon Variation (D15) 1/2-1/2 Rooks gone wild...
Gelfand vs Bacrot, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: K's English Closed System (A25) 1-0 So sudden
V Beim vs Schmittdiel, 2002 
(A25) English, 14 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Schlechter 3.Bd?! (C00) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Carlsen vs I A Abusdal, 2003 
(C00) French Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def(C07) 1-0R sac, B+ & fork LPDO R
Adams vs Bareev, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 Tricky Rs & Ns MG
Kramnik vs Bareev, 2004 
(C10) French, 77 moves, 0-1

Nxf7, Rxe6 king flush to open central files
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

h-pawn thrust helps pry open Black's fortress
Bologan vs Vaganian, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense: King's Indian Attack (C00) 1-0 Sac Smack
B Amin vs T Batchuluun, 2001 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Morozevich Var (C03) 0-1 Escort the passer
Adams vs Caruana, 2008 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 64 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed 8...g5 (C05) 0-1 Nice interference
Joel Benjamin vs G Battaglini, 2012
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

French Exchange 5.Bb5 (C01) 1-0 Bxf7+ starts Kside attack
Bologan vs A Aleksandrov, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 Pin
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attk (B90) 1-0Wheelin' & Dealin'
Browne vs Wojtkiewicz, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 74 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Var (A67) 0-1 Circumnavigation
J Ivanov vs I Cheparinov, 2004 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11) 1-0 Combo platter!
Bologan vs Movsesian, 2005 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Qf8?? Probably the most fatal blunder in Carlsen's career
Carlsen vs Bareev, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Lawn Mower Mate!
Bologan vs E van Haastert, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1 A stroke of genius
Shabalov vs Bologan, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 76 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Pseudo-Benko (A43) 0-1 Skewer Q twice, Overworked
Carlsen vs I Cheparinov, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Remove the Defender
Anand vs Carlsen, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Modern. Gipslis Var (B01) 1/2-Midwest Masters
M Brooks vs T Braunlich, 2005 
(B01) Scandinavian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Closed (C88) 1-0 Clearance! Everything must go!
I Cheparinov vs Z Almasi, 2006 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4(C40) 1-0 R escorts 2 connected Ps
A Al Badani vs P Corbin, 2006 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 67 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack Early devia (B75) 1-0 Special C
P Carlsson vs J B Campos-Moreno, 2006 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1Back ranks
A Goloshchapov vs Bologan, 2006 
(E97) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Bologan's Immortal - great struggle in Ruy Lopez
Kotronias vs Bologan, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Keres Def (C96) 1-0 Great games of 2007
Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var. Advance System (D15) 0-1 Amazing
Ivanchuk vs Bacrot, 2007 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Slav Def Chameleon Advance System (D15) 0-1 Two hogs on the 2nd
Beliavsky vs Acs, 2008 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Slav Chameleon Advance System (D15) 1-0 Distant passed pawn win
Mamedyarov vs Bacrot, 2008 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 73 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 Qless middlegame
Bacrot vs L Dominguez, 2008 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Q sac decoy to N fork
N Firman vs Areshchenko, 2008 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Sacs allow Q to rob the pin
Bologan vs Caruana, 2008 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange. Normal Var (C69) 0-1, 23 moves, Q blunder
Bacrot vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Pinned to mating sq
Aronian vs Caruana, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 1-0 N+ fork coming
Adams vs Caruana, 2008 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 1-0

Direct brilliant attack on king leads to won end game
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Ana Mate idea
S Collins vs T Spanton, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 kNight discovery+ forks B
Bacrot vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Norwegian Def/Gambit (B06) 1-0
Adams vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Bled Attack (D17) 1-0 Gruesome pin
Bacrot vs Bareev, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Leningrad Var(E30) 1-0Bold B, penetrating N
Bologan vs A H T dos Santos Fier, 2011 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 31 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 0-1 Q sac leads to mate
G Milos vs P Carlsson, 2012 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

English 3...e5 (A04) 1-0 Black can't promote 3 connected pawns
Aronian vs Caruana, 2012 
(A04) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet Var Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 The last word?
Caruana vs Adams, 2014 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Norfolk Gambit 2 (A01) 1-0 Discovery
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Archangelsk (C78) 0-1Lost in time trouble
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2015 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

LINK TO CHESS ENGINES IN BLOGGER NOTES
Aronian vs Caruana, 2015 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Caruana Beats Vishy in WCC Best Game of Tournament
Caruana vs Anand, 2016 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 33 moves, 1-0

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