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Attacks & Sacs f7/f2 -1st Edition by Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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Various essential central and kingside attacking themes are enclosed. For that matter, a queen in the middle of the board (usually Qd5 or Qb3) has attacking opportunities on the queenside as well. The top dozen games hit targets (royalty or undefended pieces) all over the board, as do the odds games 000 a bit farther down. Generally, White threatens the f7 square and in the process forks another loose piece... a double attack.

Yes, you probably should bring your queen out early in the game IF she can threaten mate to win a piece, but not to chase after a mere pawn. Of course, the Queen's Hack/Terrorist Attack/Parham Attack 2.Qh5?! is all but refuted. Mr. Parham might have something to say about that against ordinary opposition.

This collection is one of Fredthebear's original files which contained Black attacks & sacs on f2 before it outgrew itself. Some of the f2 attacks are still in here. Ideally, the f2 attacks will be separated into two different files but it's not a priority. (It takes a chunk of time to edit hundreds of games.)

See the Art of Checkmate compiled by katar. Better yet, read this classic book written by Renaud and Kahn to master the art. After all, checkmate is the objective of chess - become a deadly "never miss" sniper and bag your prey!

K Pawn: Parham Attack (C20) 1-0 Scholar's Mate; 4...Nf6 is best
J Amillano vs A Loeffler, 1972 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 1-0

K Pawn: Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 Decoy into Royal fork
Adow vs Borissow, 1889 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

K Pawn Game: Macleod Attack (C20) 1-0 Q raid by World Champ
Steinitz vs NN, 1890 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 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

Bishop's Opening: Boi Variation (C23) 1-0Scholar's Mate variant
Michael Meyer vs D Newcomb, 1952 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Bishop's O., Blanel G. (C27) 1-0 Can't defend 2 mating squares
Kutjanin vs Jakobjuk, 1940 
(C27) Vienna Game, 7 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Legall's Mate goes extra innings!
Gunsberg vs NN, 1907  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Declined. Q's Knight Defense (C30) 1-0 Spearhead+N
Lasker vs C R McBride, 1902 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Morphy vs S Boden, 1858 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

A mate on move 7 by an underpromotion to a knight
Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 7 moves, 0-1

KGA Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0 Arabian Mate w/B help
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Becker Def (C34) 1-0 Development beats pawn moves
Gerter vs I Kapic, 1955 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. MacDonnell Gambit (C37) 1-0Scholar's Mate plus one
B Wall vs P Lewis, 1976 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

KGA Greco Gambit (C38) 1-0 Black moves pawns, uncastled
J H Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Berlin Def (C39) 0-1 Uncastled P grabs
L Waldstein vs Zukertort, 1864 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 4...c6 is correct
M Delgado Crespo vs L Lucena, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 Q trap
Krogius vs N Aratovsky, 1945 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 It went according to plan
Fischer vs K Chaney, 1964 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 The World Famous "Opera House Game"
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Legall's Mate in 10 moves!
Falkbeer vs NN, 1847 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. London Defense?? (C44) 1-0 Scholar's Mate +1
J Creighton vs A Rangnow, 1949
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Battery double attack threatens Qxf7# & QxRa8, then pile on pin
F Dieperink vs P Klootwijk, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 1-0

2 kNights Def./ Scotch Gambit. Kside (C45) 1-0 2 mating squares
J Vasser vs T Brookshear, 1981 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: General (C46) 1-0 Legall's Mate
J N Berger vs Frohlich, 1888 
(C46) Three Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

4Knights, Halloween Gambit (C47) 1-0 A brief but bloody game
P Schoupal vs J Spalek, 2004 
(C47) Four Knights, 15 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

Italian Game, pseudo Philidor's Def (C50) 1-0 Legall's Mate
F Knauer vs H Boehm, 1995 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 8 moves, 1-0

Italian Game 4.0-0 f5 5.d4 (C50) 1-0 A rim rockin' slam dunk!!
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian mini, 2Knights Def. Open Variation (C55) 1-0 Qd5 wins N
R Snyder vs Ellis, 1972 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

2Knts Def. Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit 4.Ng5 Nxe4 (C57) 1-0 K walk
Minifie vs Berry, 1946 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knights Def. Lolli Attack (C57) 1-0 Qf7#
A Davis vs C F Tears, 1944 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack N sac (C57) 0-1 Flames~
Bitanov vs Schmidt, 1971 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Caro Var (C70) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO R
B Wall vs J Chance, 1969 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Caro Variation (C70) 1-0Spearhead, loose R
D Fuller vs Horton, 1979 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy, Modern Steinitz (C72) 0-1 Fishin' Pole, Q sac
Cipollini vs Gubnitsky, 1977 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 19 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0 Scholar's Mate
A Haas vs K Lee, 1980 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 0-1 A real gem
Kotronias vs Bologan, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 0-1

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

Czech Defense (B06) 1-0 Surprise, yet so obvious!
J L Arnason vs Pribyl, 1987 
(B06) Robatsch, 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

"White's King is a target, and the shooting can't be stopped"
A Ettlinger vs Janowski, 1898 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

5.Nxf7 Bxf2+ 6.Kxf2 Nxe4+ 7.Kg1 Qh4 8.Qf3?
F Nijsen vs Peter van Diepen, 1973 
(C57) Two Knights, 10 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var (C43) 1/2-1/2 Psycho Ns
I Zaitsev vs Karpov, 1966 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA Middleton Countergambit (C37) 1-0 Surge of the Knights
J Lansing vs R Hart, 1907 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Def (C35) 0-1 Punish W for pawn grabbing
Bowers vs B Wall, 1977 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 15 moves, 0-1

Uncommon Opening/Pirc Def (A00) 1-0 Bxf7+ followed by Ng5+ mini
L Monosson vs M Fauque, 1935 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Kiev (1896) Uncommon Opening/Modern Def (A00) 1-0 Bxf7+, Ng5+
Prince Dadian vs Doubrava, 1896 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Uncommon Opening/Pirc Def (A00) 1-0 Bxf7+ followed by Ng5+
Lusgin vs M Joffe, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

Uncommon Opening/Modern Def (A00) 1-0 Unpin and penetrate holes
M Miannay vs F Bruneau, 1991 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Uncommon (A00) 1-0 Like a Lion/Philidor Defense Bxf7
E Reinhardt vs Reiss, 1934 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Uncommon Opening (A00) 1-0 miniature: Bxf7+, Ng5+, Qf3+ etc.
H Van der Heijden vs Feenstra, 1982 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

The famous Legall's mate, but it's been altered
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. (C41) 1-0 Unpin, Q sac, Legall's Mate
Hartlaub vs Worch, 1890 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 Pseudo Legall's mate w/2 bishops
T Draisma vs J de Graaf, 1954 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Hanham. Steiner Variation (C41) 1-0 10.Bxf7+
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 Dbl discovered check is often decisive
Kupfer vs Silski, 1881 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 Minors trap Q
Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

This one resembles a kingside Boden's mate
O Krause vs B Leussen, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Philidor book trap on the half-open d-file
O Dancevski vs D Gjorgjieski, 2002 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Larsen Var (C41) 1-0 POTD 6/6/6 Bxf7+ Deflection
M McCann vs B Wall, 1975 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Exchange Variation (C41) 1-0Prevents escape on f7
Alekhine vs Hoelscher, 1933 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Miniature mate on f7
S Simov vs A Aleksandrov, 2003 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Damiano 8. h4 h5 9. Bxb7 Bxb7 10. Qf5+ Kh6 11. d4+ g5 12. Qf7
P Korhonen vs Chai Chin Lim, 2000 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

KP Game: Damiano Defense (C40) 1-0 push the h-pawn
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

KP, La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 0-1 Loses time/match w/the Q
Greco vs NN, 1590 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian 2...Qf6, then pawn grab turns into support mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

2...Qf6, then pawn grab turns into double checkmate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attk Poisoned Pawn (C40) NN had a chance!
NN vs Greco, 1590 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

An early Philidor, pry open the h-file, back rank mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C23) 0-1 Decoy sac, Royal fork
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24)1-0 Q deflection, P mate
D Ponziani vs NN, 1769 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0 Know this Unpin trap
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

Rob the pin for it can no longer defend
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

kNight clearance sacrifice allows queen checks
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA Philidor Gambit (C38) Bxf7+ then discovery on the Q
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA Greco Gambit Calabrese Gambit (C38) 1-0 Look B4 U Leap!
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

An early Giuco Piano, ending in a nice f2 smothered mate
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical, Center Attk (C53) 1-0 Spearhead, loose N
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 1-0

B, N, Q trained on f7
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian, Greco Gambit (C54) 1-0 R sac, Q&B battery hits f7
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

It aint over 'til it's over!
Morphy vs A Bottin, 1858 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Brothers & Sisters
Morphy vs Bird, 1859 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 46 moves, 1-0

Superior development matters...it allows you to sacrfice!
Morphy vs NN, 1860 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

A sweet cut-off check followed by the mate
Morphy vs M Conway, 1859 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA, Philidor Gambit (C38) 1-0 PM sacs 3 minor pieces
Morphy vs A Meek, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

The White knight is immune due to the pinned pawn; R deflection
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Nxf7, Bxf7, Qh5+ fails; neither king gets castled
A Meek vs Morphy, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Italian Game (C50) 1-0 Royal attack leads to royal fork
Morphy vs A Bousserolles, 1859 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Discovered Double Checkmate
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1849 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Blindfolded Paul Morphy defeats his Uncle in 20 moves
Morphy vs E Morphy, 1849 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

Odds game produces Legall's mate w/an extra step!
Smith vs NN, 1852 
(000) Chess variants, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Stunning odds game - the kid should take a bow
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 FAMOUS Epaulette Mate
Morphy vs Worrall, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 22 moves, 1-0

Evan's Gambit minus 1kNight and he pulls of Boden's Mate!
Morphy vs James Thompson, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 26 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Famous king walk, pawn mate
Steinitz vs Rock, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Notes by Irving Chernev. White changes mating squares!
Steinitz vs Van der Meden, 1865  
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

Giving Q odds still produces K walk
W Potter vs NN, 1870 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian (C50) 0-1 Unsound attack on f7
Geake vs Kolisch, 1860 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian Variation / Evan's Gambit (C50) 1-0 Spearhead on f7
Kolisch vs Winawer, 1883 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit, Pierce Def 5... Ba5 (1-0, 22 Moves) Rook Sac
Kolisch vs Gastein, 1859 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Defense (C55) 1-0 Q sac, discovered+
Kolisch vs Shumov, 1862 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Blackburne Attack (C31) 1-0 Q grab
Anderssen vs E Schallopp, 1864 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 14 moves, 1-0

Anderssen was deadly from distance!
F Riemann vs Anderssen, 1876 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Accepted. Salvio Gambit (C37) 0-1 It's mate in 1
Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1866 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Dominate kNight on the 6th
Anderssen vs Paulsen, 1873 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Saratt Variation (C44) 0-1 Hold on!
C W Vitzthum von Eckstaedt vs Anderssen, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Var (C44) 0-1Tappin' g2 again
B Suhle vs Anderssen, 1859 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Pierce Def (C52) 1-0 Famous amazing rebuttal
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Zukertort sacs the Queen for Boden's mate in 12 moves
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Classical. Central Var (C64) 0-1 Deflection
Mayet vs Anderssen, 1859 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 15 moves, 0-1

Ruy Lopez plays the King's Gambit; White taps f7 twice
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1575 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Mafia Defense (C30) 1-0 Uncommon #
B Raphael vs H Montgomery, 1856 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

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

K's Gambit: Accepted. Mayet G (C38) 0-1 Simple Yet Beautiful
Mayet vs Hirschfeld, 1861 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 0-1

Two Knights. Order up a Fried Liver attack if Black dares Nxd5
Polerio vs Domenico, 1610 
(C57) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0
T Angermann vs K Mueller, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. 2 Knights Attack (C57) 1-0
L B Taboada vs F Fuentes Dominguez, 2001 
(C57) Two Knights, 13 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian(C50) 0-1Go straight for the throat!
C Lolli vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1755 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Jerome Gambit (C50) 0-1 AKA The"Kentucky Opening"
A Jerome vs W Shinkman, 1874 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 21 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

Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit (C50) 1-0 Gain time&space
F Palmiotto vs R Hirsch, 1988 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 B & Q spearhead on f7
Schulz vs Lehnert, 1909 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Inventor sacs his queen
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1829 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

An example of a Rook on the 7th & passed pawn power!
Bledow vs Von Der Lasa, 1839 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

A romantic classic featuring both Nxf2 and Nxf7
F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Rook deflection sacrifice allows Bxf7+
Schiffers vs Harmonist, 1887 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 1-0

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

One of my favorite games
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mason Countergambit (C40) 0-1 Pile on the pin
D G Baird vs Blackburne, 1898 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Mason CG (C40) 1-0 Self-pin; remove defender
Blackburne vs W Pollock, 1888  
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

"Viennese Waltz" -- Develop and Attack!
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 0-1 Choose which fork
NN vs Leonhardt, 1903 
(C22) Center Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Lasker gets scorched when he brings out his queen
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 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

Muzio Gambit by Aron Nimzovich's Father features Q sac
S Niemzowitsch vs Neumann, 1899 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Turn the tables; hunter becomes the hunted
NN vs Zukertort, 1862 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

Beautiful Skewer and Bxf2+ trap of the Queen
H McMahon vs Marshall, 1897 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 7 moves, 0-1

Ponziani Trap [Ponziani]
L Bachmann vs Kunstmann, 1899 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 0-1 Perfect Black Attack!
E Delmar vs Lipschutz, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 16 moves, 0-1

KGA Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 Stunning Smothered Mate
Bird / Dobell vs NN, 1886 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

fc KGA Rosentreter Gambit Bird G (C37) 1-0 Sac Rh1 Smothered #
Bird vs NN, 1869 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

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

Blackburne's Trap is a Legall's Mate
Blackburne vs NN, 1885  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 0-1 Notes by JHB; Nf3 block
NN vs Blackburne, 1894  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 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

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

4 Knights, Spanish Rub. (C48) 1-0 Can't defend 2 mating squares
Jowett vs McDonald, 1885 
(C48) Four Knights, 9 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 1-0 R sac w/check coming next
Winawer vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C22) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Italian Giuoco Pianissimo (C50) 0-1Fishing pole into Legal's #
Fucini vs Olivari, 1895 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 0-1 Penetration Q+ & N+
L O Hesse vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 11 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

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 0-1 Q sac, Dbl B attack
Stevenson vs S Mariotti, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Obscure, but Incredible, White Sacrifices All but a Knight.
F Young vs L Dore, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian Greco Gambit (C54) 1-0 Powerful Discoveries and Pin
Traxler vs Duras, 1902 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

Lasker tripled on the e-file and made White passive
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

KG Accepted. Lolli Gambit (C37) 1-0 Q&N battery w/connected Rs
Blackburne vs NN, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

KGA Muzio Gambit Sarratt Def. (C37) 1-0 Smothered# w/a Bishop!!
M Brody vs L Banya, 1901 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 0-1 Crushing move
B Leussen vs C Trimborn, 1903 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 18 moves, 0-1

Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attack (C26) 1-0 Queen En Prise
J Mieses vs Janowski, 1900 
(C26) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

Vienna G. Hamppe-Allgaier-Thorold Gambit (C25) 1-0 Reinfeld #
Pillsbury vs C S Howell, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Vienna Game: Stanley Variation. Monster Declined (C27) 1-0 Nx_+
J Mieses vs NN, 1900 
(C27) Vienna Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open Variation (C80) 1-0 Q sacs, P mate miniature
D Duhm vs A Duhm, 1900 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 17 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit (C51) 0-1 Blistering Bishops & Q Battery
Lasker vs F Dickens, 1908 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Variation (C44) 0-1 Arabian #
Reiner vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Trap Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit (C50) 0-1 in 7 moves
Muhlock vs B Kostic, 1911 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 0-1

An off-hand game; White targets the pin and Black Q
Alekhine vs B Verlinsky, 1918 
(C21) Center Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Scene in Stanley Kubrick's movie "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

KGA, Wild Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 S/he's a gonner!
W W Young vs Marshall, 1913 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

Fictional post-mortem analysis; extended Legall's Mate!
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Legall's Mate w/a pinned knight
A G Essery vs F H Warren, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Closing the diagonal w/6.f5! is stronger for White
Capablanca vs A Kramer, 1914 
(C26) Vienna, 9 moves, 0-1

The Krejcik queen trap
J Krejcik vs Baumgartner, 1914 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Var (C52) 1-0 Extremely odd mating position
Horvath vs L Mayer, 1917 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

A simple 7 ... Qf6 holds things together for Black
G Robinson vs C Davie, 1916 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

I'm deeply impressed by this game
Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Italian: Classical Greco Gambit Mason Gambit (C53) miniature
Alekhine vs NN, 1911 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Schliemann Def (C63) 0-1 Unsound works again!
Z von Balla vs Reti, 1918 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 Heap on the fortress
Lasker vs H R Bigelow, 1926 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 19 moves, 0-1

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

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Frozen f-pawn is pinned so battery wins
F Bethge vs Legal, 1930 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Evans G. Mortimer-Evans Gambit (C51) 1-0 Back ranker far end!
G Janny vs I Gudju, 1920 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Discovered Check w/Captures Bites
Stollar vs A Serebrisky, 1945 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky G (C42) 1-0 Legal's mate
Taylor vs K Dreyer, 1934 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Notes by Eric Schiller; Smothered mate by name sake
Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Vienna Meitner-Mieses Gambit (C25) 1-0 Mini: Lightning finish!
I A Horowitz vs NN, 1940 
(C25) Vienna, 14 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78) 0-1 Ng4 & Qh4
F Bohatirchuk vs G Dzagurov, 1939 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Anderssen Defense (C25) 0-1 Dual attacks f2, f7
F J Perez Perez vs Alekhine, 1941 
(C25) Vienna, 13 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed Def. Alekhine Gambit (C90) 1-0 Q aims @4 units
Alekhine vs Fine, 1937 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C27) 1-0Fast & furious attack
A Krebs vs O Lendi, 1943 
(C27) Vienna Game, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA Schallop Defense (C34) 0-1 Re-created game?!
Lensky vs Olga, 1949 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Variation (C40) 0-1 Mind Bender
NN vs Bronstein, 1954 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Bobby was 12 years old at the time, not yet a master
Fischer vs D Ames, 1955 
(C47) Four Knights, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Classical, Central Var (C64) 1-0...d5 blunder, f7 crush
Smyslov vs G Barcza, 1952 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed Variation (C84) 0-1 Pick on back rank defenders
M Radojcic vs P Trifunovic, 1947 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 17 moves, 0-1

Italian Game 3...Nh6? (C50) 1-0 Develop, Castle, Attack, Mate
Koltanowski vs Day, 1960 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

McConnell Defense (C40) 1-0 Black tries a bishop sacrifice
Koltanowski vs D Carter, 1960
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Cochrane Gambit. Center Variation (C42) 1-0 Q grab Deflects B
Messinger vs M Rack, 1989 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

KGD Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Absolute crusher!
Burgess vs R Miller, 1974 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 14 moves, 1-0

He wrote "Easy Guide to Chess"
B H Wood vs G Stokes, 1964 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 12 moves, 1-0

KG Declined, Soller-Zilbermints Gambit (C30) 1-0 Boden's # in 8
Fischer vs J Jones, 1964 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

One of the deepest sacrifices this side of The Evergreen Game
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Mieses Def (C52) 1-0 Imperfect splatter but how!
Fischer vs A LoCoco, 1964 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

"the one book Bobby didn't go through"
A Hoffmann vs Fischer, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

My first "book" win--Heisman
D Heisman vs D Fennick, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. Improved Steinitz Def (C66) 1-0 Strange K
Matulovic vs Asfary, 1972 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish Open, St. Pburg Var (C82) 0-1 3 piece # pattern
B Lengyel vs V Mikhalevski, 1993 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Urusov Gambit (C42) 1-0 Short Short Tg O' War
Tg Zulkifli vs W Lai, 1992 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

White briskly shears off Black
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Spassky's grand knight gets the job done!
Spassky vs Karpov, 1982 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 84 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening (C44) 1-0 Discovered attack on Black queen
L Komarek vs A Korn, 1992 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attack (C25) 1-0Pop
T Mazuchowski vs M Bond, 1992 
(C25) Vienna, 28 moves, 1-0

Unusual Scotch Game: Potter Variation (C45) 0-1 King walk
M Ahn vs T Ruck, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 0-1

The immune knight becomes a real problem
Sid Ali Gheroufella vs D Salim, 2000
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Resists captures; Svidler almost unbeatable in the Ruy nowadays
Svidler vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

one of the nice little gems of W.S. Gilbert, from The Mikado:
Short vs Kasparov, 2011 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening, Vienna Hybrid, KGD: GOD 06/04/2007
W So vs F El Taher, 2006 
(C26) Vienna, 22 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening, Berlin Defense (C24) 0-1 f3 as a landing pad
R Willmoth vs B Lalic, 2001 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1-0 f7 demolished!
V Vorotnikov vs B Adhiban, 2012 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Nxf7 blunder
J Berkvens vs V Mikhalevski, 2000 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 14 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 1-0, Bxf7+, Ne5+ traps Q
E Paehtz vs M Seps, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Geller's best -- Shifting from center to kingside
Geller vs Keres, 1973 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

KIA / Hungarian / Closed Sicilian (A07) 1-0 Bold Arabian Mate
Robson vs A Udeshi, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

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

3 piece miniature aimed at f7
Deutsch vs Koni, 1925 
(A09) Reti Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

English Defense (A10) 0-1, 12 moves, attack on f2
D Pergericht vs J P Boudre, 1988 
(A10) English, 12 moves, 0-1

Demolition and clearance sacrifice 19. Nf6+!
Szabo vs N Padevsky, 1972 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Botvinnik gives both his rooks away and finishes w/a flurry
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

French/Owen's Defense (A40) 1-0 15 moves, smothered mate
H Namyslo vs R Lau, 1996 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: Classical Defense (A45) 0-1 Legall's Mate
D Collier vs T Chapman, 2009 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 0-1 Fork mating square and LPDO rook
Hondema vs C Baljon, 1977 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

Colle-Zukertort; N sac Nxf7
Colle vs Gruenfeld, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 Battery hits f2
H Prodinger vs G Kosanovic, 1988 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Colle 6.0-0 dxc4 7.exd4 Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 1-0
Denker vs Chernev, 1942 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Mexican Def./Black Knights Tango (A50) 0-1 Played on a ship
Marshall vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 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

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

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

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

Budapest Defense (A51) 0-1 Where was the White king going?
J Markov vs J Lamothe, 1986 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Sac to open the center files
Opocensky vs Alekhine, 1942 
(A53) Old Indian, 25 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit (A57) 1-0 White steamrolls up the board
H Enevoldsen vs R Beyen, 1958 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Show Stopa
J Stopa vs D Kuljasevic, 2007 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

David downs Goliath in a model Benoni
J Penrose vs Tal, 1960 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 39 moves, 1-0

Impressive miniature by Torre
Gruenfeld vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 0-1

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

The author plays his defense and blows up f2
I Sokolov vs S Williams, 2006 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Ripley loses in 11, believe it or not
J M Ripley vs O Hardy, 1963 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 11 moves, 0-1

Black grabs two pawns and gets mated
O Smith vs A Bej, 1898 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Greco was great before anyone knew how great he was
Greco vs NN, 1619 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Heavy HEAVY pieces in the center
Blackburne vs Owen, 1890  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Leonhardt Gambit 3...Qa5 4.b4 Qxb4 5.Rb1 (B01) 1-0
Lasker vs A Goldberg, 1905 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 1-0

3..Qd8-Ilundain Variation. Capa's unpin opening trap in action
A Raetsky vs Wolfgang Schmid, 2012 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

The pinned Black knight can not help defend!
Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Scandinavian Def: Panov Transfer (B01) 1-0 Brilliant f7 attack
S Zagrebelny vs A Ponyi, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Gubinsky-Melts Def. 5.Ne5 (B01) 1-0 Rxg7 & pin win
Ni Hua vs Tiviakov, 2008 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Gubinsky-Melts Defense (B01) 1-0 Swappin' punches!
S Milliet vs A Corke, 2013 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Alekhine Def: Scandinavian Var (B02) 1-0 BLACK K MARCH!!
P Vucinic vs D Djurovic, 1986 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Spielmann Gambit (B02) 1-0 Bone in the throat
F Gobl vs Jonas, 1926
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Game 41: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
F M Wren vs W E Mayfield, 1941 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: General (B02) 1-0 Black will lose / a piece
J Krejcik vs A Gottlieb, 1922 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Normal (B02) 1-0 Black Q forced into self-pin
Rublevsky vs Z Varga, 2001 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Tal blows the center to bits
Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Annotated in The Mammoth Book of The World's Greatest Chess Gam
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern. Bc4 Keres Var (B04) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
Grischuk vs Ponomariov, 2000 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern Main Line (B05) 1-0 Decoy K, then Nxf7+
Luer vs Rattman, 1922 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 11 moves, 1-0

Modern /Hippo Def (B06) 1-0 Failing to develop the K's kNight
Rublevsky vs C D'Amore, 2000 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 1-0

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

White ties Black defenders to f7 and still takes the square
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Pirc, Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 1-0 Shrewd mating net
W So vs M Mahjoob, 2007 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

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

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

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern Var (B10) 1-0 Firepower!
Yifan Hou vs R Dimitrov, 2014
(B10) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Nxf7
V Prosviriakov vs Scott Borland, 2015 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack(B10)1-0Auer, das tut weh!
Wurm vs Auer, 1937 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

The Mammoth Book of Chess by Burgess.
Tartakower vs NN, 1932 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

The "other Fischer" gets crushed!
A Gerschenkron vs Fischer, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Exchange (B13) /Scandivian (B01) 1-0 Bxf7+, Ne5+unpin
Keres vs V Tepaks, 1942 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 47 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Very efficient
L Owen vs R L Mapes, 1984 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Forgacs Variation (B15) 1-0 Boden's Mate w/Q
Chulkov vs Gavemann, 1947 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Gurgenidze Counterattack (B15) 1-0 Kside assault!
Tal vs Gurgenidze, 1968 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 1-0

Complex in the middle and simple in the end
Bronstein vs Zamikhovsky, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

13.0-0; I can't ever remember seeing a move like that, where th
Van der Wiel vs Karpov, 1987 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

White arranges consecutive knight checks
Pavasovic vs D Zelenika, 2005 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov Variation (B17) 1-0 Wrestlin' ol' westin
M Z Ali vs B Westin, 1987 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Karpov Var (B17) 1-0 h6 Nxf7 leads to second N fork
V Kolesnikov vs P Piatnitsky, 1994 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical(B18) 1-0 Nxf7 sacrifice, B&Q Spearhead
I A Horowitz vs I Gudju, 1931 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

This becomes a lethal King's Gambit attack on the f-file
G Schnitzler vs Eberle, 1861 
(B20) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

The premature pin Bg4 loses again
B South vs T Neshan, 1980 
(B20) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Sic S-M Gambit (B21) Stock Bxf7+ Sac; the K is Overworked
F Rechi Perez vs E Grassi, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian: Morphy Gambit (B21) Bxf7+ Removes the Defender
J Krejcik vs H Suechting, 1908 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

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

It's a triple Smith-Morra Gambit, same Bxf7+ concept
B Wall vs R Monahan, 1972 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 1-0

A remarkable 16-move crush of an IM.
M Esserman vs J Sarkar, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 16 moves, 1-0

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

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

Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 1-0 Bxf7+ removes K as defender of Q
S Titova vs D Koveshnikova, 2002 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin (B22) 1-0 Nxf7 w/Q+B battery to hit e6
D Brandenburg vs J Broekmeulen, 2006 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin (B22) 1-0 Remove Guard, Underpromotion+, Skewer
R Roehll vs D Funston, 1979 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def 6...e5 dangerous line (B22) 1-0
Pavasovic vs Z Susak, 1996
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 22 moves, 1-0

Fischer played a similar trap against Reshevsky
Bastrikov vs L Shamkovich, 1958 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 10 moves, 1-0

Cited in Polugayevsky's <"The Silician Labyrinth">
Aronin vs Kantarovich, 1960 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Black thinks he's won a pawn but suddenly loses the battle!
Koronghi vs Szemegyi, 1985
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sic Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) Mini: Fischer's Q trap or #
Humburg vs W Mandel, 1965 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Nice miniature attack from each side
G A Thomas vs E Sapira, 1932 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 10 moves, 1-0

White sacrifices on three central files to get his queen close
Seidman vs Santasiere, 1939 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 24 moves, 1-0

Sic Nimzowitsch Var Main Line (B29) 1-0 Be careful what U take
Unzicker vs O Sarapu, 1970 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nimzowitsch. Advance Var (B29) 1-0 Pawn snatching
Keres vs W Winter, 1935 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's gem; Old Sicilian(B30) 1-0 Sitting Q sac, passer, Ns
Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 A famous queen trap
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Fischer played a similar trap against Reshevsky
L Mischke vs Miarczynski, 1981 
(B32) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B34) 1-0 R sacrifice allows Q in
Y Gorlin vs S Burtman, 2000
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 38 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B35) 1-0 Sacs galore; royal family fork
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, French Var (B40) 1-0 Smothered Mate, good as it gets
A Saalbach vs H Pollmaecher, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) Bone in the throat
Greiner vs S Buntin, 1975 
(B40) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Tal trades queen for knight and slays Suetin
Tal vs Suetin, 1969 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Variation (B43) 1-0 Decoy then skewer
Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

Anand sacs like hell in sicilian
Anand vs I Sokolov, 1992 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

Good knights beat bad knights w/impending discovered attack
P Petrovic vs S Lamoureux, 1989 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

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

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

Black plays giveaway starting w/Bxf7+
A Jansson vs Berend, 1981 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Much more than Dbl Rook sacs!
G Szabo vs S Zawadzki, 2004 
(B53) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Open d-file; Bxf7+ removes the K as defender allowing QxQ
M De Bolster vs NN, 1970 
(B53) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Logical development suddenly turns sour
Beissel vs Winborn, 1985 
(B56) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Hit f7 or it's defender!
C Zuidema vs H Ree, 1967 
(B57) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

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

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

Sicilian Classical Variation (B57) 1-0 Black Q gets trapped
Fischer vs NN, 1959 
(B57) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer Var (B60) 2 Knights paratroop invasion
W A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

How quickly things can go wrong with one small slip
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Levenfish Variation (B71) 1-0 Oops
Nezhmetdinov vs P Ermolin, 1946 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack (B77) 1-0 Bxf7+ starts combo
Varavin vs M Brodsky, 1997
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern Var (B83) 1-0 Wonderful finish
H Akvist vs G Kuzmin, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern Var (B83) 0-1 Smothered Mate
R Slade vs D Hooper, 1947 
(B83) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Three !! exclamation moves in kingside attack; Underpromotion
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 1-0

Nice unpin. The Bishop's motor was running!
Anand vs R Kempinski, 2010 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

White is fortunate to get a draw
Stellwagen vs L Dominguez, 2004
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

After Bxf7+ Black chooses not to recapture the loose bishop
Fischer vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Typically amazing Velimirovic Attack; Nxg7 cracks the dam
Fedorov vs Z Lanka, 1997 
(B89) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Fischer prepared discovered check
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Battery on the half-open f-file
Zsofia Polgar vs L Schandorff, 1989 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90) 1-0 Greco Mate
Emms vs A Blees, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Brilliant game from Vishy,maintaining initiative all through!
Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 White is tempted
Ravinsky vs G Ilivitsky, 1952 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B94) 1-0 Immune Ne6 helps trap the Q!
Waserski vs Godes, 1975 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 10 moves, 1-0

Impressive Demolition
Kotronias vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Polugayevsky (B96) 1-0 Super Sac Attack!!
Sven Pedersen vs P Gallmeyer, 1971 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

The Argentina Chain Saw Massacre -- A VERY BAD Bishop
G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

French, Horwitz Attack. Papa-Ticulat Gambit (C00) 1-0 Declined
G Krauss vs R Larson, 1949
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Back rank pins
Chigorin vs Winawer, 1883 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 0-1

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

White is threatening mate and the LPDO knight
Tal vs Vaganian, 1973 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 12 moves, 1-0

Tal sacrifices three minor pieces for mate
Tal vs Salnikov, 1970 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Chistyakov Def (C07) 1-0 Discovered Checkmate
P Ofstad vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Bold clearance sac Bf6 sets up a Reti-type mate on open files
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) Napping Ne6 is a problem
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 1996 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 1-0 Unthinkable combo
Alekhine vs Von Feldt, 1916 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French, Alekhine-Chatard (C13) 1-One pawn grabber beats another
Rellstab vs Huber, 1925 
(C13) French, 13 moves, 1-0

Excellent use of space, batteries, pins, and double check
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

French Winawer (C15) 1-0 Qxe6+ sacrifice; Boden's mate
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 Q sac, Discovery pin #
J Mason vs NN, 1900 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Bishop's G Bledow CG (C33) 1-0 Discovery Fails
Fischer vs W A Nyman, 1964 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. B's Gambit (C33) 0-1 Greco Mate threat
Janowski vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham, McCormick Def(C35) 1-0Bxf7+ starts sharp K walk
Lutikov vs Korchnoi, 1951 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 24 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Modern Defense (C36) 1-0K walk, P mate
Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Solitaire Chess by Bruce Pandolfini
Spielmann vs Gruenfeld, 1922 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

"The Joys of Chess" by Fred Reinfeld
Spielmann vs M Elyashiv, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 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

K's Gambit: Accepted. Allgaier Gambit (C39) 0-1 Pretty puzzling
Fitzgerald vs Loyd, 1898 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

Scotch G. Kside Var (C45) 1-0 Black unlocks his own back door
D Mueller vs Verra, 1942 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C47) 1-0 Bxf7+ w/a twist
Astapovich vs Golosov, 1967 
(C47) Four Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware Def (C51) 0-1 Black has passers
Bird vs Pillsbury, 1895  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

Get away from me! Leave me alone!
D Hermann vs Charousek, 1896 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Bxf7+ deflects the Black K from defend Q on open d-file
I Diaz Fernandez vs J Saenz Martinez, 1996
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Bxf7+ followed by Ne6 traps the Black queen
W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Uncommon smothered mate miniature
B Hoffmann vs E Heilmann, 1904 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit 5...h6? (C55) 1-0 10 moves; Decoy
B Wall vs O Rodriguez Vargas, 1979 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Italian, Deutz Gambit (C55) 1-0 Get dare firstest w/da mostest
Koltanowski vs Furst, 1960 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Defense (C55) 1-0 Dbl Check #
Koltanowski vs K B Richardson, 1960 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def (C55) 0-1 Q sac, Knights smack!
Lewis vs E L Dayton, 1942 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Defense. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Uncovered!
S M Sandu vs C Gil Correja, 1991 
(C57) Two Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Real or invented; First published as "Blood-curdling chess"
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

2 Kts Traxler Counterattack Bishop sac (C57) 0-1 3 piece mate
L Larsson vs C Erlandsson, 1966 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

2 Kts Traxler Counterattack (C57) 0-1 W opens h-file for Black!
K Dietrich vs J Hempel, 1966 
(C57) Two Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

2 Knights, Traxler Counterattack Knight sac line (C57) 0-1
Kerner vs A Brinckmann, 1955 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack Knt sac (C57) 13 move #
Abdullaev vs Razmolodin, 1967 
(C57) Two Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

-Two Knights Def Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit- 0-1, 17 moves, Q sac
Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

-Two Knights Def Ponziani-Steinitz G- 0-1 13 moves Interference
Van den Behaerdt vs D Gedult, 1971 
(C57) Two Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

-Two Knights Def Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit- 1-0 in 18, Q trap
B Knorr vs L Simchen, 1990 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 1-0 Deflection
Short vs B Kimber, 1975 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Extreme Efficiency, A Beautiful Combination
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Schliemann Defense. Dyckhoff Variation (C63) 0-1Discovery
Bagirov vs Kholmov, 1961 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Caro Var (C70) 1-0Resembles Kostics' Trap
T Martin vs NN, 1980 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Fishin' Pole Flames
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish Classical Def. Deferred (C78) 1-0 Enhanced Fork Trick
A Strikovic vs L F Gonzales, 1994 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Worrall Attack Castling line (C86) 1-0Blow out
Short vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Gedult Gambit (D00) 1-0 Reinfeld #
Erdos vs Lichtner, 1922 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Dunked by a Decoy, Deflection, X-Ray Check!
E J Diemer vs K Locher, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Black's backward development --> Queen loss
E J Diemer vs NN, 1949 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Another Bxf7+ followed by Ng5+ and here comes the White Q
H Rathmann vs Meyer, 1975 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

BDG Ritter Defense (D00) 1-0 Don't assume, always check for +s!
R Rehfeld vs U Makelburg, 1987 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

London System vs Chigorin Def (D02) 1-0 Keep adding pressure
Denker vs W Adams, 1940
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Chernev's "Logical Chess: Move by Move" Game 3
Colle vs J J G Delvaux, 1929 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Anti-Colle #2; King Walk
A Thorarensen vs M Langer, 2014 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Black wastes tempos
M Haslinger vs T Schulz, 1996 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 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 Albin CG. Fianchetto Bg4 Line (D09) 0-1 Q decoy sacrifice
E Formanek vs D Oshana, 1970 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 19 moves, 0-1

This game certainly deserved the brilliancy prize!
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

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

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

Game 16 Crusher in Logical Chess by Chernev
Tarrasch vs M Kuerschner, 1889 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

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: Slav Gambit (D21) 1-0 Trouble on the long diagonal
Blackburne vs M Fleissig, 1873 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

QG Accepted: Smyslov Variation (D25) 1-0 7.Bxf7+ Demolition
NN vs C Shearer, 1978 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

QGA: Janowski-Larsen Var (D25) 1-0 Standard unpin pattern
Keene vs N J Kalton, 1963 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

QGD Rubinstein Variation (D27) 1-0 Black if afraid of the sac
Anand vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 46 moves, 1-0

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

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

QGD Barmen Variation (D37) 1-0 A.A. punishes Black's Nxe4
Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Three Knights Var (D37) 1-0 Q sac leads to mate
A Kogan vs W Arencibia, 2002 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Three Knights (D37) 1-0 Famous combo removes the defender!
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Semi-Slav, Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 1-0 Nxf7 sac gets to king
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Bogoljubow Var (D46) 1-0 Dbl N sacs start on f7
L Piazzini vs R Flores Alvarez, 1936 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Modern Var (D53) 0-1 Rook on the 2nd threatens f2
Alekhine vs J Machado, 1926 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

QGD Tartakower Defense (D58) 1-0 The Best Scalp
Hort vs Karpov, 1981 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange Var (D85) Bxf7+ mating combo
Z Izoria vs T Luciani, 2005 
(D85) Grunfeld, 22 moves, 1-0

23.Bxf7+! is a nice shot, securing an EG advantage
Kasparov vs Sax, 1982 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 38 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld. Russian. Hungarian Var (D97) 1-0 Castle-mate
Anand vs Svidler, 1999 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 31 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E08) 1-0Instructive notes by Keene
Keene vs Robatsch, 1971  
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

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

QID pawn roller, doubled rooks, Qf3 block/sac offer
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Var (E30) 0-1 His dream game!?
NN vs Bronstein, 1961 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 19 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Gligoric System Exchange c4 (E54) 1-0Sham sac Bxf7+
Petrosian vs Balashov, 1974 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 28 moves, 1-0

Rf1xf5 destroys the pawn structure and allows Qh5
Glek vs Z Lanka, 1997 
(E61) King's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 1-0 Bone in throat mates
De Con vs NN, 1913 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Classical (C21) 1-0 Dovetail #
V Soldatenkov vs S Durnovo, 1898 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Bxf7+ means Q is lost
C Gibbs vs C Davie, 1916 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 SacSelf-obstruction; Reinfeld # puzzle!
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Dbl R sacrifice, Q sacrifice
C G M Watson vs NN, 1916 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: MacDonnell Dble Gambit (C23 ) 1-0Kside smash
Dubois vs L S Lecrivain, 1855 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

A Vienna trap well worth knowing. 13.Nxf7 wins regardless
Alekhine vs S Lugowski, 1931 
(C25) Vienna, 12 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Omaha Gambit (C25) 1-0 Try pulling this one off!
J T Collins vs Joseph Manuel, 1980
(C25) Vienna, 9 moves, 1-0

Vienna G. Hamppe Allgaier G. (C25) 1-0 Scholar's Mate Variation
Tartakower vs M Berman, 1934 
(C25) Vienna, 11 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game, Stanley Var (C26) 1-0 Bxf7+ then Qd5+ & fork, more
Alekhine vs A Evenson, 1918 
(C26) Vienna, 14 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Stanley Var. Reversed Spanish (C26) 1-0Kick it in!
H Hallmann vs W Schneider, 1931 
(C26) Vienna, 13 moves, 1-0

The See-Saw Check, Zugzwang, and Other Tactical Tricks, R Trap
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit Mayet Attack 3.Bc4 Poisoned P(C40) 1-0 Dbl R Sac
P Atars vs H Tomson, 1973 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 En prise MADNESS
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Three Knights (C42) 1-0 Nxf7 discovery nets 2 Ps
J Mason vs Alapin, 1889
(C42) Petrov Defense, 52 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

Scotch Göring Gambit. 2Pawn Sac (C44) 1-0Finish w/4 queen moves
G Krauss vs R Vollmar, 1949
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1-0 Legall's mating attack pays off
K Pahl vs Werkmeister, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Three Knights 3...Bb4 (C46) 1-0 Legall's Mate w/2 Ns & 2 Bs
W Pollock vs E Hall, 1890 
(C46) Three Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Scotch 4 Knights, Schmid Gambit (C47) 0-1 Double Desperados
Bogoljubov vs L Schmid, 1949 
(C47) Four Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 So Beautiful
Prince Dadian vs Boulitchoff, 1882 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense (C52) 1-0 Just take it!
F Riemann vs Koeltsch / Pfeiffer / Roesner, 1873 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Many sacrifices during the game and many unpredictable moves
Tal vs Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Resembles Giuoco Pianissimo (C55) Kside Attack!
A Kosten vs Hebden, 1987 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

17...Bh3! is number 345 in Reinfelds 1001 combo book
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Unsound knight sacrifice, giving excellent practical chances
V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

1964 Fischer simul exhibition tour; 2 Knights Def. Lolli Attack
Fischer vs T Rouse, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

2 kNights Def. Traxler Counterattack N sac (C57) 0-1Discovered+
H Leo vs K Dyke, 1974 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Double Rs Sac
Speelman vs J T Fletcher, 1969 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 11.Qf7#
V Tomulic vs L Batory, 2010
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Two Knts Def. Traxler Cntrattack N sac line (C57) 0-1Run around
M Krc vs G Engelhardt, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

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

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