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Chess in an Hour for Life!
Compiled by fredthebear
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Site under swamp stagnation!! This collection of games has ballooned at the peril of the original book. The games are fine, but this collection has strayed way off course. Looks like Fredthebear fell under the influence of Buda.

Chess in an Hour was written for beginners by American champion Frank J. Marshall and later revised by Irving Chernev, who added vital supplemental information. The revised version instructs the moves and rules of chess, as well as the three phases of a chess game: Opening, Middlegame, and Endgame. It probably takes longer than one hour to comprehend!

This little book gets straight to the point (dives into a few miniatures, traps, grandmaster combinations and basic pawn endings.) Fredthebear thinks of it more as a training book perhaps best used as a follow-up or refresher for those who already know the moves of chess. (The revised Chess in an Hour is a terrific book for chess teachers, but might have too many short cuts for the self-taught student who may have questions.) Chess in an Hour has the briefest explanations possible, probably best read after a Fred Reinfeld/I.A. Horowitz introductory selection like "First Book of Chess" or "Beginners Picture Guide to Chess." These are all written in the older English Descriptive notation, but the material is spot on.

Let's back up another step. "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" is an important first book on check and checkmates. Fredthebear feels that Fischer's book is longer, but simpler in nature than Marshall's book. If the student does not understand the three responses to check and back rank checkmates as explained by Fischer, then there's no point tackling additional topics like Marshall and Chernev do. Check and checkmate understanding should be mastered first as Fischer drills over and over and over and over and over. Fischer's book is so simple that it uses arrows and stars instead of notation. It is ideal for the self-taught student.

Do purchase the beefier, revised version of Chess in an Hour, with Chernev's supplemental information from a used book source. However, Marshall's original version has a very unique description that explains how the subtle design of the Staunton chess pieces actually indicate how each piece moves. For example, did you know the queen's crown has exactly eight points indicating she can move in eight different directions? Marshall's book has it's own flavor (some of which is lost in the revision)!

Sight under construction. Most games herein thus far are supplements to those in the book and will be deleted or rearranged at some point.

Queen's Bishop Attack
1. d4 d5 2. Bg5

Queen's Gambit
1. d4 d5 2. c4

Queen's Gambit (Abrahams-Noteboom Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 e6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. a4 Bb4 6. e3 b5 7. Bd2 a5

Queen's Gambit (Accepted)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4

Queen's Gambit (Albin Counter Gambit)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5

Queen's Gambit (Anti-Meran Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5

Queen's Gambit (Cambridge Springs Defense)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 c6 6. Nf3 Qa5

Queen's Gambit (Chigorin's Defense)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6

Queen's Gambit (Classical Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bf4

Queen's Gambit (Declined)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 anything but 2....dxc4

Queen's Gambit (Dutch Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 c5 6. cxd5 cxd4

Queen's Gambit (Exchange Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5

Queen's Gambit (Janowski Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 a6

Queen's Gambit (Lasker's Defense)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 h6 7. Bh4 Ne4

Queen's Gambit (Manhattan Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 Bb4

Queen's Gambit (Marshall Gambit)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. e4

Queen's Gambit (Marshall Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nf6

Queen's Gambit (Meran Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nf6

Queen's Gambit (Orthodox Defense)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 Nbd7

Queen's Gambit (Peruvian)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 c5

Queen's Gambit (Petrosian Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 h6 7. Bxf6

Queen's Gambit (Ragozin System)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bb4

Queen's Gambit (Reynolds Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 a6 9. e4 c5 10. d5

Queen's Gambit (Romih Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Bb4

Queen's Gambit (Sahovic Defense)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 Bf5

Queen's Gambit (Semi-Slav Defense)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5

Queen's Gambit (Semi-Tarrasch Defense)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5

Queen's Gambit (Slav Defense)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6

Queen's Gambit (Swedish Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3

Queen's Gambit (Tarrasch Defense)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5

Queen's Gambit (Tarrasch-Rubinstein Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3

Queen's Gambit (Tartakower Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 h6 7. Bh4 b6

Queen's Gambit (Vienna Variation)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Bb4+

Queen's Gambit (von Hennig-Schara Gambit)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 cxd4

Queen's Gambit (Winawer Counter Gambit)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 e5

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.


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

The Mortimer Trap in the Spanish Game
R C Griffith vs NN, 1888 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

A Capablanca miniature: Q sacrifice allows mate on f7
Capablanca vs L B Meyer, 1908 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 The Q for a price
A Pearsall vs White, 1935 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

Capa's Great Combination!
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

World Championship Rematch Mating Combination
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

WC Spanish Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 32 moves, 0-1

Spanish Original Marshall Attack (C89) 1-0
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Most active GM proponent of the Marshall Attack in the world
Judit Polgar vs Adams, 1999 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Brooklyn Var (B02) 1-0 c2 attack backfires
Pillsbury vs E Chatard, 1900 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Mexican Defense (A50) 0-1 Smothered mate
Venert vs V Mechkarov, 1970 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

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

Mikenas Defense: Lithuanian Variation (A40) 0-1 Greco Mate
R Koemetter vs G Welling, 1995 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Averbakh Var (A42) 1-0 R sac, 2 N's coordinate
Korchnoi vs D Solak, 2002 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 19 moves, 1-0

Benoni Gambit Accepted (A43) 1-0 Pin Qc6
F Kraus vs V Costin, 1913 
(A43) Old Benoni, 8 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense (A43) 0-1 Qa5+ forks LPDO Ne5 shooting gallery
R F Combe vs W Hasenfuss, 1933 
(A43) Old Benoni, 4 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Miniature (A53) 1-0 A Greek Gift Variation
Faruq vs Navab, 1959 
(A53) Old Indian, 10 moves, 1-0

Old Indian/KID Miniature (A53) 1-0 Q Trap on the edge
H Van der Heijden vs Salam, 1978 
(A53) Old Indian, 8 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense/KID (A53) 1-0 Q trap on the K's flank
Rune Andersen vs J R Kristensen, 2001 
(A53) Old Indian, 13 moves, 1-0

The most famous two bishop sacrifice
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Vlad Queen sac crash vishy
Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A32) 0-1 Bully Q is immune
Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1970 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

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

Eddie Lasker pulls the emperor all the way across!
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

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

Trompowsky (A45) 0-1 Similar back rank assault by Black
S Terentiev vs J Gallagher, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Pyrenees Gambit (A50) 0-1
Kasparov vs W Cotrina, 1993 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Budapest Gambit Declined (A51) 0-1 miniature
Biegler vs Peperle, 1952 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Budapest G Declined? (A51) 0-1 Unpin "Chess Made Simple/EZ"
F B Arnold vs M L Hanauer, 1936 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 5 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Budapest Def, Fajarowicz Var, (A51) 0-1 9 move smothered mate
H H Cole vs Hein, 1941 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense miniature; Unpin 3-piece assault on f7
Very vs Chanteux, 1933 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

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

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 1-0
F Vallejo Pons vs A Romero Holmes, 2002 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

Budapest, Rubinstein Var (A52) 0-1 Resembles Ryder&Staunton G
Toldsepp vs Keres, 1934 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 Sudden Queen Trap!?
S Takacs vs J Krejcik, 1920 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def. Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 The power of the pin
Hoeregott vs W Schlage, 1929 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Miniature; Pile on the Pin
H H Sonntag vs M Auer, 1990 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 9 moves, 1-0

Twin sister to the Harrwitz Trap in the QGD
A Koukolik vs R Sykora, 1994 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 8 moves, 0-1

Benoni, Hromadka System (A56) 0-1 Pin it to win it FAILED!
L Spassov vs Adorjan, 1977 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Zaitsev System (A57) 0-1 After BxB, Qa5+ forks B
Kirchenhoff vs Foldi, 1986 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

Benko G: Zaitsev Var. Nescafe Frappe Attack (A57) 1-0 Smothered
P Hultin vs T Fromm, 1992 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 9 moves, 1-0

White threatens consecutive double attacks
A Brito Garcia vs J Chacon Jerez, 1996 
(A84) Dutch, 9 moves, 1-0

Dutch: Queen's Knight Variation (A85) 1-0 h-file attack
Radjabov vs M Bartel, 2004 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 25 moves, 1-0

That d4 pawn is often poisoned!
P Cafolla vs F Guerrero, 2006 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Shocking Black miniature counterattacking c2 and f2
J van der Linden vs L Svensson, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD Baltic Defense (D02) 0-1 Deflect the defender and mate
M Hancas vs E G Reicher, 1987 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Chigorin Variation (D02) 0-1 Another offside knight
D Brown vs J Dykes, 1980 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 common miniature
D Genz vs D Boehmer, 1985 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 1-0

White Q aims at mating square; Black must give material away
G Pashos vs F Papastathi, 2001 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Baltic Defense. Queen Attack Deferred (D06) 0-1 miniature
A Spencer vs W Bonwick, 1919 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 7 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

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Black wastes tempos
M Haslinger vs T Schulz, 1996 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense (D07) 0-1 miniature
A Hrdy vs H Haberditz, 1951 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Chigorin Defense. Main Line (D07) 0-1 Nc2+ bombs White
Atharva Bhajne vs J Ayush, 2008 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Underpromotion
Korody vs Bologh, 1933 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

Royal fork makes use of pawn pin that can no longer defend
K B Finn vs W C Palmer, 1903 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

QGD Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08) 0-1 Smothered #
W Wallace vs J Finnegan, 1943 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Offside knight vacates qside
A N Other vs F Wenman, 1938 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Royal family fork in 7!
NN vs H Hage, 1989 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

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

Slav Defense: General (D10) 0-1 miniature
D Cairns vs K Mackley, 1977 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 9 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Blunders
Kasparov vs E Torre, 1987 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense (D11) 1-0 A real game (trap exists in annotations)
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

AMAZING - game that never happened; pawn hurts like a splinter!
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

Slav, Schallopp Def. (D12) 1-0 Q sac, pin arranges mate
Colle vs Euwe, 1924 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Miniature: White has arranged a discovered check
C Desmarais vs A Bacsi, 2001 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 9 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Accelerated (D31) 1-0 Stonewall gone wrong!
G Pfeiffer vs Batlouni, 1960 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Alapin Variation (D16) 0-1 Active positions
Van Wely vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

This is game #4638 in Laszlo Polgar's Chess brick
S Nadel vs I Margulis, 1932 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 1-0

Old Trap QGA (D20) 1-0 Black needs 3...e5 instead of 3...b5?
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 6 moves, 1-0

Miniature: Black moved too many pawns, not enough pieces
P Green vs T Varley, 1996 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

Miniature: Black can accept the pawn but then should let it go
J H Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Miniature: QGA McDonnell Def. (D20) 1-0 Q+ & fork EAD
S Dian Cheri vs Y Makhlouf, 2004 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

QGA Gunsberg Defense (D21) 0-1 Know this!
Grischuk vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 63 moves, 0-1

Queen sacrifice is a distraction for Legal's Mate
Twigg vs E Gray, 1947 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

QG Accepted: Normal Var (D21) 0-1 Common trap Q+ & fork LPDO N
I Farago vs V Bliumberg, 1994 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 5 moves, 0-1

QGA Gunsberg Def (D21) 1-0 Battery pins the Black queen
H E Atkins vs Gunsberg, 1902 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

QGA Gunsberg Defense (D21) 1-0 Bxf7+, Unpin Ne5+
B Wall vs S Millimaci, 1987 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted, Gunsberg Def. 1-0 17 moves pile on pin
Janowski vs E Schallopp, 1896 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

QGA Smyslov Var (D25) 1-0 Common trap Bxf7+ followed by Ng5+
B Wall vs R Gantt, 1978 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

"Poor Marshall dead! Must be mate!"
Marshall vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

QGD Tarrasch Def. Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30) 1-0 Always check for +s
Wiersma vs Euwe, 1920 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Dandy Kingside Attack
Pillsbury vs NN, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

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

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

Tarrasch Def, Schara G (D32) 1-0 4 consecutive pawn captures!
D Fidlow vs A Maier, 1959 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 1-0

White avoids the Harrwitz Trap w/6e3 so Black guards pawn twice
Dreev vs Petursson, 2004
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

The f7 pawn is overworked, allowing the battery to penetrate
Tal vs Kiriukov, 1965 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Trap: White grabs a center pawn w/immunity
O'Kelly vs J Nowak, 1968 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Zwischenzug +!
Blisz vs Hantel, 1988
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Def (D37) 0-1 Q Trap
Kramnik vs E Ubilava, 1992 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 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

Semi-Tarrasch Miniature
Reshevsky vs I A Horowitz, 1934 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 15 moves, 1-0

Black opens the e-file and the diagonal to his uncastled king
B Gruber vs M Radojcic, 1947 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 16 moves, 1-0

White does not retain his center and the Black rooks get busy
R Cintron vs Alekhine, 1933 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Double knight sacrifices start on f7
L Piazzini vs R Flores Alvarez, 1936 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation (D47) 0-1
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Notes by AA; Semi-Slav: Meran. Pirc Variation (D48)
Fine vs Vidmar, 1936 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miniature: Deutsche Schachzeitung 1876, p. 240
E Delmar vs F Roser, 1876  
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

QGD "Poisoned Pawn" Harrwitz Trap
Mayet vs Harrwitz, 1847  
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

QGD Harrwitz Trap, 8 moves
Mayet vs Harrwitz, 1848 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Modern. Knight Def (D51) 1-0 Put the ? before 0-0
R Pain vs R Peters, 1982 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Alekhine Variation (D51) 0-1 Losing simul
Alekhine vs W Rosenberg, 1935 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 0-1

AAX QGD: Modern. Knight Defense (D51) 1-0
Nimzowitsch vs Spielmann, 1928 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

AAY QGD: Modern. Knight Defense (D51) 1-0
Spielmann vs G A Thomas, 1929 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

AAZ QGD: Modern. Knight Defense (D51) 1-0
Alekhine vs Kashdan, 1932 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs Def.; LPDO B in the shooting gallery
A Diulger vs V Slovineanu, 2001 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

Pawn advance exposes LPDO in the shooting gallery
D Hamburg vs L Oepen, 1996 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 0-1 Exchange leaves LPDO Ng5
Bathelt vs Leutz, 1957 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined, Cambridge Springs(D52) 1-0Remove the Guard
I Cheparinov vs L Lang, 1995 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Paris 1932 "Tennis, Anyone?" (GOTD) - Queen Sacrifice
Alekhine vs Russian Tennis Club, 1932 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Story notes by Frank J. Marshall. Pillsbury Attack.
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury Attack in "Logical Chess Step by Step" by Chernev
Pillsbury vs G Marco, 1900 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

It looked like the Gods were playing; intro Pillsbury Attack
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1895 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Bxh7+ Greek Gift leads to King Walk; 12...Kh6 is better!
C W Hrissikopoulos vs R S Underwood, 1938
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

QGD: Pillsbury Attack (D55) 1-0 Time enough for connected Ps?
Pillsbury vs Schiffers, 1898 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 Instructive notes by Mason
Pillsbury vs Burn, 1895  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 Greek gift and a knight!
Spielmann vs Simon Rubinstein, 1933 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 16: "The Best Games of Boris Spassky" by Andrew Soltis
Teschner vs Spassky, 1959 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 78 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Botvinnik Var (D60) 1-0 IQP; Notes by AA
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Dbl B sac, Q piles on pin
L Shamkovich vs A Anguiano, 1978 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D64) 1-0 Pretty combo ends it
Rubinstein vs M Hirschbein, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Lasker Notes; QGD Orthodox. Fianchetto (D66) 1/2-1/2
Vidmar vs Lasker, 1936  
(D66) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miniature: Powerful penetration along the c-file
S Landau vs T ten Kate, 1929 
(D66) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 20 moves, 1-0

AA treats Lasker's pawns like they're peons, but it's just pins
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

Notes by AA; QGD Orthodox Defense. Classical (D68)
W Winter vs Vidmar, 1936 
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 28 moves, 0-1

Short brawl of the queens
F L Vaughan vs Purdy, 1945 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Sac & Q Trap
Veitch vs J Penrose, 1950 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

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

Notes by Raymond Keene, with excerpts. Excellent sacrifices!
Miles vs Spassky, 1978  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 12 moves, 1-0
M Heinicke vs Seitz, 1934 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 12 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Huebner. Rubinstein Var (E42) 0-1 Smothered #
Reshevsky vs R Margolit, 1968 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 9 moves, 0-1

The Acs of Apostle Peter ...
Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

Black comes out worse no matter how he recaptures
Gligoric vs C W Pritchett, 1967 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

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

KID Saemisch, Panno Formation (E83) 1-0 Qside tactics
J Gallagher vs N Ambrosini, 2001 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 23 moves, 1-0

Shirov's masterpiece
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Colle Zukertort vs Stonewall Defense (D02) 0-1Pawnslaught
F J Lee vs H Shoosmith, 1904 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined: Baltic Defense (D02) 1-0 Very efficient
T Jugelt vs M Ehrke, 2008 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav w/QXQ. Pawn reminders. Tied to the promotion square.
E Schiller vs M Erdogdu, 2003
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

This is an advancing Queen's Gambit, not a Colle
E F Pecci vs Fritz, 2001 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Marshall plays his QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0
Alekhine vs Marshall, 1925 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Attack with pawn on e5 against pawn on e6
Keene vs Briant, 1988 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense (D07) 1-0 Pickled R
T Gelashvili vs M Paz, 2004 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11) 1-0
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15) 0-1
Svidler vs V Malakhov, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Notes translated from Deutsche Schachzeitung
A Pokorny vs Hromadka, 1926  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Gata got ya -shak
Mamedyarov vs Kamsky, 2007 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Classical System Main Line (D
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

QGA Central Variation. Alekhine System (D20) 1/2-1/2
Karpov vs Shirov, 2003
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central. Greco Variation (D20) 0-1Wild
L Javakhishvili vs R Edouard, 2015 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32) 1-0
Igor Ivanov vs W M Duckworth, 1995
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

One of Petrosian's favourite games; QGD Three Knights D37
Petrosian vs Guimard, 1955 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 1-0

The oldest and youngest players in tournament, ages 52 and 10
Janowski vs Reshevsky, 1922 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 65 moves, 0-1

QGD Three Knights Variation. (D37) 1/2-1/2
Reshevsky vs Stahlberg, 1937
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Defense (D37)
Dus Chotimirsky vs Lasker, 1909 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Capablanca received first prize for best game for this win
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Attack with pawn on e5 against pawn on e6
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2009 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

A great advertisement for the underused Semi-Tarrasch
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

(D41) QGD, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0 Discovery
Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Main Line (D42) 1-0
Smyslov vs Ribli, 1983 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1-0

QGD Vienna Variation (D43) 1/2-1/2
Karpov vs Leitao, 2004
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four straight pawn captures sac the rooks for Q perpetual
Marshall vs Alekhine, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

(D44) QGD Semi-Slav, 58 moves,1-0 Keep thy rooks connected vs Q
Yermolinsky vs Kaidanov, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

(D44) QGD Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

(D44) QGD Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2
Beliavsky vs Shirov, 1995
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

(D44) QGD Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

(D44) QGD Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1
T Ernst vs E Hermansson, 2002 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

(D44) QGD Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 0-1
I Rogers vs Stellwagen, 2003 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 45 moves 1-0
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System (D44) 40 moves 1-0
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System (D44) 41 moves 1-0
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Meran Variation (D47) 0-1 Q Decoy Sacrifice
Tolush vs Simagin, 1952 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Wade Variation (D47) 0-1
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

(D49) QGD Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948  
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

Infancy of the Cambridge Springs Variation (D52) 0-1
A Hodges vs Lasker, 1892 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 0-1

QGD Modern Variation (D53) 0-1 Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
Pillsbury vs Schlechter, 1895  
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 0-1

QGD Neo-Orthodox Variation (D54) 1/2-1/2
Taimanov vs Geller, 1966 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Notes by R. Teichmann; direct attack on K & pressure on IQP
Lasker vs Janowski, 1895  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Janowski's Supreme Achievement; QGD Charousek (Petrosian) Varia
Janowski vs Alapin, 1905 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1-0

Black recaptures Nxd5 instead of pawn retakes pawn
Duras vs Z Barasz, 1912 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

First Brilliancy Prize at Cambridge Springs 1904
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1904 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 212: 'The Golden Treasury of Chess' by Wellmuth & Horowitz
Reti vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1922 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63) Early A-file Action
Duras vs Z von Balla, 1912
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Henneberger Var (D63) 1-0 Kside breakthru
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1974 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Main Line (D63) 0-1 Not thinking of his next move
A Sacconi vs G Ferrantes, 1933
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Pillsbury Var (D63) 1-0 Stunning move, indeed
Maroczy vs Schiffers, 1898 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Notes by Geza Maroczy; QGD Orthodox D64
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

QGD: Capablanca /Semi-Slav (D43) 0-1He put her back...
D K Johansen vs I Rogers, 1980  
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

QGA (D25) 1-0 Black can't hold onto the pawn this way
Papacek vs P Jerabek, 1989 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 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

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