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Masters, Minis and Sorcerer of the Chessboard
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Richard Reti's Masters of the Chessboard games
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Games from Richard Reti's book Masters of the Chessboard. This book is a classic. Thank you Takchessbooks!!!

Below are some short games from Comprehensive Chess Course V2 by Alburt & Pelts. Again, thankyou Takchessbooks!!

Tak Gambit has provided us with 50 games from Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, who narrowly missed becoming world champion with an aggressive style of play. Thank you Tak Gambit!

RonB52734 has massive game collections of printed books and past tournaments.

See Mating patterns compiled by Funology

* 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.

* Here's a link to Morphy Miniatures:
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* Here's a link to a simple tactics course using miniatures: http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/x/FTP...

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

Game 1 Falkbeer Countergambit. Anderssen Attack (C31) 0-1
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

Game 2 KGA Kieseritzky gambit
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 3 Philidor Defense: Exchange Variation (C41)
Anderssen vs Paulsen, 1873 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Game 4 Scotch gambit
A Meek vs Morphy, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Game 5 Scotch gambit
T Lichtenhein vs Morphy, 1857 
(C45) Scotch Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Game 7 Old Benoni/Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43)
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(A43) Old Benoni, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 8 Evans Gambit
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 10 Italian Game (C50)
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

G11 Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 0-1 protect d4 struggle
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

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

Game 13 (C41) Philidor Defense, 50 moves, 1-0
Steinitz vs G MacDonnell, 1865 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 14 (C46) Three Knights, 37 moves, 0-1
Paulsen vs Steinitz, 1870 
(C46) Three Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 15 The named this defense after the champion
S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C46) Three Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 16 (C77) Ruy Lopez, Morphy, Anderrsen Var. 34 moves, 1-0
Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1876 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 17 (C60) Spanish game, fianchetto, 43 moves, 0-1
Englisch vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 18 World Championship Rematch (1892)
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 19 White has 4 en prise pieces and Black walks out!
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 20 White shifts attack to different file, deflects the K
Tarrasch vs J Noa, 1885 
(C11) French, 47 moves, 1-0

Game 21 Closed queenside allows kingside attack
Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1898 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 22 Masters of the Chessboard (Reti)
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 23 A classic kingside attack
Tarrasch vs J Mieses, 1916 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 24 Albin CG; X-Ray defense saves the day
Tarrasch vs Tartakower, 1920 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Game 33 Tarrasch Defense: Classical (D33) 0-1 Pile on the pin
F Schubert vs Schlechter, 1915 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 39: A Queen Pawn Game (London System)
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

G40: Four Knights Spanish. Classical Marshall Gambit (C48) 0-1
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1912 
(C48) Four Knights, 56 moves, 0-1

Game 41: Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 2 Castling mishap
O Feuer vs O'Kelly, 1934 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 3 Draw by perpetual+
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1914 
(C45) Scotch Game, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 6 Shortest master game then
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 16 Rapid development, pins
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 17 Sharp tactics
Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 24 P fork trick, Dbl attack
Reti vs Dunkelblum, 1914 
(C46) Three Knights, 8 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Opening trap p. 58
Petrosian vs H Ree, 1971 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 8 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Mating combination p. 58
Goglidze vs Botvinnik, 1935 
(D90) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 26 Legal's Mate
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 27 Legal's # or win a pawn
A Cheron vs Jeanloz, 1929 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 8 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, G28 Dubious Schilling-KosticTrap
Muhlock vs B Kostic, 1911 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 39 Smothered Mate in 6!
Keres vs E Arlamowski, 1950 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 6 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Famous Q trap, no resignation
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 41 Q sac for a Q trap!
Fine vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, G42 Open file mate like Morphy
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Mating combination Bc4, Ng5, Qh5
Brychta vs Botur, 1951 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Q decoyed to fork; otherwise Q#
Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 53 Q forks 2 Ps, threatens#
N Karaklajic vs A Fuderer, 1955 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 58 Scotch Gambit, Legal's #
Falkbeer vs NN, 1847 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 63, KGA, Rob the frozen pin
Alekhine vs R Mikulka, 1925 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, G66, A frozen pin cannot defend
Spassky vs Rodgaisky, 1948 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 8 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Zwischenzug N capture first
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 69 Paul beats uncle in 20 m
Morphy vs E Morphy, 1849 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 74 Recapture into discovery
N Rudnev vs N Kopilov, 1939 
(A16) English, 12 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 78 Weak back rank
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 79 Dual Q sacrifices
Alekhine vs Koehnlein, 1908 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 83, Q sac, Arabian Mate
Reiner vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Berlin Defense loses in Berlin
Mayet vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 87 Seize open lines to theK
F Riemann vs Anderssen, 1876 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 90P captures open new lines
Gruenfeld vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 13 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 91, R battery on open file
Alekhine vs Hoelscher, 1933 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 92 Pile on the pin twice
A J Fink vs Alekhine, 1932 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 93 Bf6 block supports mate
Alekhine vs De Cassio, 1944 
(C25) Vienna, 10 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 94 Look before you grab!
D Mardle vs N Gaprindashvili, 1965 
(B44) Sicilian, 14 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 95 Q&B battery often mate
N Gaprindashvili vs R Servaty, 1974 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 97 Timing is everything
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 98 Get the Q in close!
Keres vs G Menke, 1933 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 99 Attack the key defender
P F Johner vs Tartakower, 1928 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 15 moves, 0-1

The Sorcer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 2
S Belavenets vs Bronstein, 1941 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 24 moves, 0-1

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 3
Tolush vs Bronstein, 1944 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 40 moves, 0-1

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 4
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1944 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 64 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 5
Bronstein vs Kan, 1945 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 6
Bronstein vs G Goldberg, 1945 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 43 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 7
Bronstein vs M Katetov, 1946 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 51 moves, 0-1

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 8
Bronstein vs C Kottnauer, 1946 
(B50) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 11
Bronstein vs Tartakower, 1948 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 43 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 12
Bronstein vs Furman, 1948 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 36 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 13
Bronstein vs G Ilivitsky, 1948 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 14
Bronstein vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 67 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 15
Bronstein vs Reshevsky, 1953 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 51 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 16
Bronstein vs Panno, 1954 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 48 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 17
Bisguier vs Bronstein, 1955 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 18
Unzicker vs Bronstein, 1955 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 20
I Aloni vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 21
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 22
Bronstein vs Nezhmetdinov, 1957 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 24
Bronstein vs F Palmiotto, 1958 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 27
Bronstein vs Fischer, 1960 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 28
Tal vs Bronstein, 1961 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 29
Bronstein vs L Shamkovich, 1961 
(B01) Scandinavian, 40 moves, 1-0

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

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 32
Bronstein vs V Korzin, 1961 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 34
Bronstein vs K Darga, 1964 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 35
Bronstein vs Y Nikolaevsky, 1967 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 36
Bronstein vs A Zaitsev, 1968 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 37
Bronstein vs Zamikhovsky, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 38
Bronstein vs A Lein, 1971 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 40
Palatnik vs Bronstein, 1973 
(A13) English, 29 moves, 0-1

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 42
Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1978 
(C15) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 44
Bronstein vs B A Zlotnik, 1978 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 45
Bronstein vs A Lukin, 1982 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

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

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 47
Bronstein vs REBEL, 1990 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 46 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 50
Bronstein vs D B Gurevich, 1993 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 37 moves, 1-0

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