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Roundhouse RUUK Manuevers To & Fro
Compiled by fredthebear

These are not all dazzlers; it's more of a study in manuevers. Any standard scheme or sorcery involving a tower qualifies. This includes windmills and mates on the 2nd/7th and ways to promote pawns or mate on the 1st/8th rank. The power of the rook to defend and finalize hard-fought games is vitally important. This site will be under continual construction as I am fortunate enough to come along such games.

Double rook sacrifice games are included in here. Typically in such a game, each rook has not yet moved; the opposing queen burns up tempos capturing each rook in it's corner. She hurried off to do so and left things undone at home.

Black uses an exchange sacrifice to open the g-file. The last m
G Kitts vs Gulko, 1986 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 0-1

Twas played between James A. Leonard & Frederick Perrin
G da Cutri vs Perbin, 1580 
(C27) Vienna Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Early king walks, double stacker finish
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

KGD; B check is really a clearance move so R can pin Q to K
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Fraser Var (C45) 1-0 Dbl R sacs, Q&N battery
Mephisto vs NN, 1770 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C23) 1-0 1788 Dbl R sacrifice
T Bowdler vs H Conway, 1788 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

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

fc KGA MacDonnell Gambit (C37) 1-0 Sac Nc3, pound the 6th
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

QG Accepted: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Pin it to win it
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

QG Accepted: Saduleto Var (D20) 1-0 Dbl R sacs, K walk
W Schwartz vs Kieseritzky, 1842 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

"The Genius of Paul Morphy" by Chris Ward, pp 16-18.
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Black castles (to hell with the Queen) and wins!
F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Compare to Guila vs Gioacchino Pecci
Shumov vs Jaenisch, 1845 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

KGA Salvio G, Cochrane G (C37) 1-0 Odd final position
Michelet vs Kieseritzky, 1845 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Paul Morphy -The Great Chess Genius
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Stunning odds game
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Philidor CG. Zukertort Var (C41) 0-1 Sacs open lines, enter Q
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Notes by Lowenthal
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Falkbeer CG Charousek Gambit Morphy Def (C31) 1-0 Center surge
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0Brilliant smothered#
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

Stunning 17...QxBf3 later occupied by blocking bishop
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Def (C39) 1-0 Full piece coord
Morphy vs G W Medley, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Greco Gambit (C53) 0-1Rob the back rank def
G Hammond vs Morphy, 1857 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

"The Immortal Game"
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD: Harrwitz Attack (D35) 1-0 2R's 4A Q w/pin coming next
Harrwitz vs Loewenthal, 1853 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Variation (C40) 1-0 If KxN then NxP#
M Lange vs R Schurig, 1855 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Variation (C40) ˇ 1-0 WILD
M Lange vs NN, 1855 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

A wonderfully entertaining game
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Italian, Two Knights Def. Perreux Var (C55) 1-0 Kingdom to Kdom
Anderssen vs de Riviere, 1859 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn ML (C11) 1-0 2 Hogs on 7th get forked
Fischer vs T Ellison, 1964 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Q beats pair of Rs
Fischer vs I Bilek, 1965 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 1-0 Dlbd Rs on h-file
Fischer vs J Plaster, 1964 
(C14) French, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Advance (C16) 1-0 Central pawn storm, R pins Q
Fischer vs R Hoppe, 1964 
(C16) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Advance (C18) 1-0 Overworked pawn crumbles chain
Fischer vs W Hook, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

A6 Zugzwang! The pinned rook and it's defender become passive
Stripunsky vs Nakamura, 2010 
(C00) French Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

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

French, Two Knights Var (C00) 0-1 Pseudo Arabian Mate
L Christiansen vs Bernheim, 1978
(C00) French Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Not Normal (C00) 0-1 Good vs All
Dreev vs D Andreikin, 2013 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

KIA vs French (C00) 0-1 Shock sacrifices; Can't stop passer
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

French Exchange --> Instructive castling opposite, Dbld Rs win
R Grau vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

French Exchange Var (C01) 0-1 Terrific rook play by Black
F Ynojosa Aponte vs N Pert, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 66 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance (C02) 0-1 No Rooks involved, but...
K Treybal vs Foltys, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 9 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance Variation (C02) 0-1 Rabid Rook
Mateuci vs V Castaldi, 1938 
(C02) French, Advance, 10 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance Variation (C02) 0-1 Q trap
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

French Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit (C02)1-0 Stunning sacs
F A Foulds vs Lang, 1956 
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

Exchanges & battery double attack Qh7# or QxRa8
D Sermek vs M Varini, 1999 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 9 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07) 0-1 Open files
Kotronias vs Kramnik, 1992 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

French, Tarrasch Variation. Chistyakov Defense (C07) 0-1 K walk
D Howell vs J Levitt, 2005 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

FR Trsch (C08)1-0A great burger is not necessarily a "Big Mac"
Carlsen vs P Nikolic, 2005 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 22 moves, 1-0

Continuous pressure ties Black up, eventually creates a passer
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1887 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein, Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Classic R EG
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1911 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 W sacs 3 pieces on g7
P Dubinin vs N Petrov, 1936 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Rxg7 smashes thru
K Richter vs G G Alexandrescu, 1936 
(C10) French, 27 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Kasparov Attack (C10) 1-0 Centralization
Adams vs Akopian, 2004 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Rooks to the open files against uncastled king allow sacrifices
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Rooks gain time and climb like a vine
Varavin vs V M Kozlov, 2002 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

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

French, Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Dbl R sitting sacs
Carlos Torre vs E Z Adams, 1920 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C11) 1-0 W sacs Q & R to open h-file
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0The mating square
Tal vs G Barcza, 1962 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 1-0

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

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

FR, Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0Chomping Minors, then Majors
Kasperski vs I Mazel, 1925 
(C13) French, 20 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Richter Attack(C13) 1-0Greek gift, Deflection
A Fritz vs J Mason, 1883  
(C13) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French Defense Classical (C14) 0-1 Remove the Defender/Deflect
Von Gottschall vs Blackburne, 1885 
(C14) French, Classical, 13 moves, 0-1

Overloading the g-7 pawn
Hebden vs E Prie, 1984 
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Unusual rook lift; B fork win
I Golyak vs A Savage, 1994
(C16) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Petrosian Var (C16) 1-0 Surprising sacrifices
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Pawn lever, pile on the pin
Smyslov vs Tolush, 1939 
(C16) French, Winawer, 24 moves, 0-1

French Winawer Petrosian Var (C16) 0-1R decoy sac, Discovered+
Velimirovic vs Szabo, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 0-1

If 10.axBb4 then Qa2 wins the Rook
N V Pedersen vs L Karlsson, 1996 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 9 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 1-0 Alekhine's GUN
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance Var (C17) 1-0 R sac on move 6?!
Petrosian vs Kelendzheridze, 1945 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

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

FR Winawer PP (C18) 0-1 Dbl R Sacs; 3 pieces beat 2 in a K hunt
C Canoba vs E Eliskases, 1957 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 0-1

Similar to Hort vs Petrosian, 1970; Exchange sac break thru 0-1
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 0-1

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

FR Winawer Classical (C18) 0-1Ultra centralization, Pawn roller
Hort vs Petrosian, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

(C18) French, Winawer Adv, 52 moves, 1-0 Double pin win
M Kobalia vs Akopian, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 1-0

French Winawer Adv. (C19) 0-1 White has a bad knight?!
Stein vs Uhlmann, 1962 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 67 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Advance Var (C19) 1-0 Closed central breakthru
Suetin vs Bagirov, 1961 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 47 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Classical Var (C19) 1-0 Q must sac, Rs roll!
W Paige vs E Formanek, 1993 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 47 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game (C25) 0-1 Clear the way!
Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C25) Vienna, 31 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Congres international des echecs, 1869; Incredible 2 # patterns
C Golmayo vs Loyd, 1867 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 0-1

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

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

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attack (C40) 0-1 Notes by Blackburne
Gamman vs Blackburne, 1869  
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

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

Vienna G, Steinitz G Paulsen Def (C25)1-0Consolidate, then A
Steinitz vs Paulsen, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Another Dbl Rook Sac victory
C T Goering vs J Minckwitz, 1871 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Piece sacs to open the h-file; then deflection Rh8+
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

"The Austrian Morphy" plays the Evans Gambit
Steinitz vs R Gray, 1872 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

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

1e4 e5 Dresden Opening(C44) 0-1Reinfeld Semi-smothered # puzzle
C H Capon vs J O H Taylor, 1873 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Italian: Classical. Greco Gambit (C53) 0-1 White castled into
Guila vs G Pecci, 1875 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Potter Variation (C45) 1-0 c-file bone in throat
Blackburne vs G MacDonnell, 1876  
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Deutsche Schachzeitung 1876, p. 206 Crossfire, both Q's sac
C Richardson vs A W Ensor, 1876 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's G (C33) 0-1Q sac lets open lines
F Riemann vs Anderssen, 1876 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 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

King's Indian - One of several from 1879 in Leipzig; R vs N EG
A Schwarz vs Paulsen, 1879 
(A16) English, 78 moves, 0-1

W fianchetto backfires; exchanges allow B to rob the pin
Dubois vs G De Koucheleff, 1880
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0Blindfolded Tarrasch owns the open files
Tarrasch vs Landau, 1880 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Zukertort Opening: QG Invitation (A04) 0-1 More of Black Death
F Riemann vs Blackburne, 1881 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Double Pawn Sacrifice (C44) ˇ 1-0
Tarrasch vs B Lasker, 1882 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Zukertort's Immortal -- A Long Range Battle Thru the Center
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

QP Zukertort Var vs Lasker's NY System (D02) 1-0 Exciting game
Gunsberg vs Winawer, 1883 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

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

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

Annotated by Steinitz: "Mr Gossip deserves the highest praise"
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Tarrasch Trap: Spanish, Open. Classical ML(C83) 1-0Rob the pin
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 13 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

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 1-0 Queenside clamp
Gunsberg vs Steinitz, 1891 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 1-0 Sneaky tactics
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1892 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

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

A truly fine sacrificial attack given he started w/out a rook!
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Game 15: 62 Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played
Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1894  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

En Prise All About...An All Time Great Great Great Game
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Lasker makes an endgame of it
Schiffers vs Lasker, 1895 
(C46) Three Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish, 4 Knights Symmetrical (C49) 0-1 Keep file closed!
Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C49) Four Knights, 26 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch. PP Var (D50) 0-1 R sac, pile on pin, Q in
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

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

KGA Muzio Gambit Sarratt Def (C37) 1-0 Pulitzer Prize Winner!
A Pulitzer vs G Marco, 1896 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Gedult Gambit (D00) 1-0 Sacs, Qf6 block
Charousek vs G V R Exner, 1897 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 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

Colle System (D05) 0-1 Lasker carefully escapes
Blackburne vs Lasker, 1899 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

QG Declined, Modern. N Def. (D51) 1-0 Up the exchange, active R
Lasker vs Tinsley, 1899 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 Exchange Sac
F J Lee vs Lasker, 1899 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

checkers/whist/blind chess simul (1900) 1-0, 21 moves
Pillsbury vs NN, 1900 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line (D08) 0-1 Weak back rank
NN vs Lasker / Maroczy, 1900 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Two dandy sacrifices many would not consider
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1901 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Smothered Mate w/a Bishop!!
M Brody vs L Banya, 1901 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Akiba gives rook odds and delivers mate w/the remaining rook!
Rubinstein vs NN, 1903 
(000) Chess variants, 22 moves, 1-0

Masterful Rook Use: Penetrate, Capture, Cut-off, Support
Schlechter vs J Mason, 1903 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Pawnslaught begins 5.c4, 8.b3 transposes to strange Dbl Stonewl
F J Lee vs H Shoosmith, 1904 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack (B08) 1-0 Cambridge Springs 1904
Marshall vs Pillsbury, 1904 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Annotated by Nimzowitsch in his book entitled, "Blockade."
L Van Vliet vs Nimzowitsch, 1907 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

4 Knts Spanish (C49) 0-1 Strategic Masterpiece, Classic R EG
Janowski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 78 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 N dance ends 0-0-0!
Marshall vs Burn, 1907 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

En prise but not to worry...
J Krejcik vs K Krobot, 1908 
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin, Hedgehog (C66) 0-1Black's R is asking for it
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 1-0 Attack Masterpiece
Rubinstein vs Teichmann, 1908 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 0-1 8.Re1+ Kf8
Muller vs Bayer, 1908 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Worrall Attack Delayed 0-0 (C86) 1-0 Rxg7!
Lasker vs Teichmann, 1909  
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD (D30) 1-0 Famous R ending, highly annotated, photo
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed (C88) 0-1 Classic Rook EG annotated by Lasker
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Improved Steinitz (C66) 0-1 15 captures in 21 m
Capablanca vs D W Pomeroy, 1909 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Semi-Slav, Chigorin Defense (D46) 1-0 A favorite opening trap
Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1910 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 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 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

Rubinstein Opening: A Colle-Zukertort: Bogoljubow Defense
Janowski vs Teichmann, 1911 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Q sac+R sac+minor piece sac = a fantastic game
Hartlaub vs V Benary, 1911 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

A5 The Gold Coin Game made possible by Rooks on half-open files
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

QP Game: Colle-Zukertort vs Stonewall D (D00) 1-0 Blind tactics
Capablanca vs J Baca Arus, 1912 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 0-1 Dbl Rook sacs, Dbl Minors sacs!!!
Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish Exchange Alekhine Var (C68) 1-0 N on 6th, Rs penetrate
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. St. Petersburg Var (C82) 1-0 IQP & backward c-P
Lasker vs Rubinstein, 1914 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 66 moves, 1-0

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

Dutch Defense (A80) ˇ 0-1 Crossfire on B Highway
J F Smyth vs H Helms, 1915 
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 0-1 Caught in the center, pinned
J Mieses vs Tarrasch, 1916 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 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

Marshall unveils his gambit but Capa defends carefully
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Threats galore in this game of Capa
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein lost a Rubinstein Variation of Budapest Gambit (A52)
Rubinstein vs Vidmar, 1918 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Scandi, Gipslis Var (B01) 0-1 Killer B outpost blocks double ps
O Chajes vs Marshall, 1918 
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 0-1

Nxh7 and Unusual Rook Manuevers
Euwe vs J O'Hanlon, 1919 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 R check removes the overworked Queen
Tartakower vs Reti, 1919 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Philidor Exchange Var (C41) 1-0 This beauty never happened?!
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Black gets up off the canvas to deck White!
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Lasker Var (A83) 1-0 Dbl Rook Sac smack
Reti vs Euwe, 1920 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

What did Black gain with 21...Ra1+ sac? A game winning tempo!
W Schelfhout vs Maroczy, 1920 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

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

Four Knights Game: Double Spanish (C49) 0-1 Rxg2 Sac
R D Gillon-Ferguson vs Euwe, 1921 
(C49) Four Knights, 30 moves, 0-1

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

Dutch Rubinstein / Modern Stonewall Def (A84) 0-1 Dbl Rook sacs
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

White R captures pawn, 2 R's, Q & B. Never saw anything like it
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation (A52) 0-1 Crazed Knights!
Euwe vs Spielmann, 1922 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

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

QP Game: Symmetrical Var (D02) 0-1 Marvelous defense!!
P F Schmidt vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Susan Polgar reviews this game in her video series for beginner
Maroczy vs J Blake, 1924 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, French Var. (B40) 1-0 Went astray and still won
Lasker vs Bogoljubov, 1924 
(B40) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def., Scandinavian/French (B02) 0-1Rook interference!
Maroczy vs Lasker, 1924 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Scotch G. Max Lange Attack Long (C55) 1-0 Pin, Bully Deflection
Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1924 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Capablanca(D43) 1-0Beautiful, forcing
Carlos Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Seminal Game, exchange KID dumbfoundingly profound
Dus Chotimirsky vs Capablanca, 1925 
(A48) King's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

Torre Briefly Windmills Lasker
Carlos Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Old Benoni (A43) 0-1 Sac fails; N gets trapped
B Thelen vs J Rasovsky, 1925 
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Saemisch Attack (B02) 1-0 Fantastic Rs Play!
B Verlinsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Reversed Alekhine (A00) 0-1 Big boy Rook!
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Colle's Chess Masterpieces by Fred Reinfeld
Colle vs G A Thomas, 1926 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

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

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

Marshall uses the Nimzo to beat Nimzo; penetrate the correct sq
Nimzowitsch vs Marshall, 1927 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Colle-Kolty version 7.c3; The heavy pieces end up on back row
Colle vs L Steiner, 1927 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Most brilliant moves of all time, Nimzowitsch's 50th here
Kmoch vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 63 moves, 0-1

Romanovsky's Immortal; Double-Double Fianchetto
Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1927 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Transposes from QGD vs Slav to Colle Zukertort vs Dutch Stonewl
Geiler vs B Verlinsky, 1928 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

A perfect clone of another played fifteen years before
NN vs Carlos Torre, 1928 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 0-1

K's English. 4Knights (A28) 0-1 Often, the 1st R should capture
Meesen vs H Mueller, 1928 
(A28) English, 13 moves, 0-1

Check by castling nabs the wayward rook
NN vs G Abrahams, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish Exchange. Alekhine Var (C68) 0-1 Classic R endgame
H K Mattison vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

A "kitchen sink" game
Alekhine vs Mendelevic, 1930 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Steinitz Development (D26) 1-0 Discovery
Alekhine vs Flohr, 1931 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Variation (A51) 1-0 Notes by A.A
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1932  
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Like a Reti Gambit Accepted; Superfine.
I A Horowitz vs Fine, 1933 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 26 moves, 0-1

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

Better think twice before aligning queen with king
Andres vs F M Wren, 1933 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 17 moves, 0-1

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

1935 Men Chess Olympiad
K Treybal vs I Solin, 1935 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Another "pin it to win it"
D Saxton vs Darting, 1936 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Gain time, Remove the Guard
V Castaldi vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation (C41) 0-1 Dbl Rook Sac
O Bernstein vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

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

Italian, Scotch Gambit, Max Lange Atk (C55) 1-0 Deflection Sac
B Kazic vs B Vukovic, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 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

QID Classical Traditional ML (E19) 0-1 Great Exchange Sacs, Bs
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 AA makes it look easy
Alekhine vs P Rethy, 1941 
(C28) Vienna Game, 32 moves, 1-0

"107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-1945" by Alekhine; R on 7th
Kashdan vs Reshevsky, 1942
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined (D30) 1-0 AA announced mate in 7
Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

#25 in Irving Chernev's "The Most Instructive Games Ever Played
Aganalian vs Petrosian, 1945 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 34 moves, 0-1

Black just riddles White's position and ends it with a fork
Denker vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Rook Lift, Queen sacrifice and Arabian Mate all in one!
Koltanowski vs NN, 1945 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD Tartakower Defense (D58) 1-0 Forks & more
Ragozin vs Bondarevsky, 1946 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 58 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System (D28) 0-1 Touch 'em ALL!
Szabo vs Euwe, 1946 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Colle Zuk / Odd Stonewall Dutch (D02) 0-1 Hellacious Black EG!!
Denker vs G Abrahams, 1946 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

"Don't Shoot the Piano Player"; The White Q is lost w/a check!
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Castling opposite, push pawns, Black misses a knight on f6!
E J Diemer vs K Locher, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Typical R+B mate pattern
E J Diemer vs Burger / Bartsch, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

"Kashdan's Immortal" magnificent double kNight finish!
B Siff vs Kashdan, 1948 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 R deflection sac
E J Diemer vs NN, 1949 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

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

Rooks and Bishops MG; Two hogs prevail
H Evans vs C Stine, 1950 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Normal Var (C22) 1-0 Decoy, Pin, QxQ
Bronstein vs NN, 1950 
(C22) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy. Chigorin Def Panov Syst (C99) 1-0 Exchange sac
Tal vs Pliss, 1950 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Exchange Sac K Attack
Ravinsky vs G Ilivitsky, 1952 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 27 moves, 1-0

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack (B10) 0-1, 12 moves, Dbl R Pins!!
A Espeli vs Andersen, 1952 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 0-1

100 best games of 20th century by Andrew Soltis
Stoltz vs H Steiner, 1952 
(A21) English, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Black dangles his king as bait and gives up a whole rook!
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian vs KIA (A04) 0-1 Bishop Pair Beats Rook Pair
O Troianescu vs Petrosian, 1953 
(A04) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 0-1

Castle opposite, hammer the g-file, outnumber on h7
E J Diemer vs Heinz, 1954 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

First Brilliancy Prize of the tournament...and deservedly so!
Nezhmetdinov vs E Paoli, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 27 moves, 1-0

KIA (A07) How to promote a pawn w/a R sacrifice
Geller vs Averbakh, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Exchange Var(D71) 0-1Black controls open file
Koltanowski vs Keres, 1955
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 41 moves, 0-1

Looks like a tennis match
Feuerstein vs Bennett, 1955 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Complete Book of Beginning Chess: King's Indian Attack
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense (E90) 0-1 Centralized Knight, R decoy sac
J Thomason vs Fischer, 1955 
(E90) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

No time to breath! Black strike & strike, like Ali in his prim
Korchnoi vs B Djurasevic, 1956 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 25 moves, 0-1

Sodium Attack (A00) 1-0 Plays out like a Bird's Opening
R Durkin vs Spielman, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

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

27...Rf1+! wins with a clever decoy sham sacrifice
Larry Evans vs Larsen, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Batavo-Polish Attack (A02) 1-0 White kNight raid
Larsen vs M Raizman, 1958 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Black doubles on 2nd rank w/Q, arranges discovered #
H Kloss vs E J Diemer, 1959 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Buecker Gambit (A00) 0-1 Triple on f-file
Larsen vs F Olafsson, 1959 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Sic Nimzowitsch Exch Var (B29) Rob the pinned pawn defender 2X!
Spassky vs J Saadi, 1960 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 40 moves, 1-0

KIA Yugoslav Var (A07) 1-0 Pin & Crossfire, weak back rank
Korchnoi vs Ivkov, 1960 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Dbl Fio (A07) 1-0 White Q sac & connected rooks
Stein vs Sokolsky, 1960 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Classic KIA (A08) 0-1 Black's R is immune, White's R is lost
Tan Hoan Liong vs Larsen, 1960 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

KIA/English Botvk vs Dbl Fio (A07) 1-0 White perm penetration
Tal vs Teschner, 1960 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 0-1 A hidden gem!
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var (B42) 0-1Lonely K to receive Arabian #
Parma vs M Damjanovic, 1960 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Leonhardt Gambit b4 (B01) 1-0 Poisoned h-pawn
Koltanowski vs W Windom, 1960 
(B01) Scandinavian, 35 moves, 1-0

NID Saemisch Var. Accelerated (E24) 1-0 "No Trouble at Tal"
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Smyslov Main Line (B17) 1-0 Rxg7 sets the fire
L Shamkovich vs Kholmov, 1961 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Najdorf. Scheveningen Var (B84) 1-0Legendary Rook Sac
Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 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

Swindled into a capture stalemate or immune perpetual check
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 1-0 Fischer's R block!!
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def: Hromadka System (A57) 0-1R decoy beats mate in one!
Tolush vs A Filipowicz, 1964 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

K caught in center, triple on file, exchanges, outside passer
O Lie vs K Saga, 1965 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Magnificent mating attack!
Bisguier vs Fischer, 1965 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Czech Var w/Nc3 (A53) 0-1 Rook show stopper!!!
V Mikenas vs Bronstein, 1965 
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Three Pawns Attack (B06) 1-0 Very helpful Rook!
Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

Fischer gets a lesson-geat break-thru+ strategy by Kholmov
Fischer vs Kholmov, 1965 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 46 moves, 0-1

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer Var (B39) 1-0 Q Sac
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Useful rook lift and rook sacrifice w/diagonal assistance
Portisch vs S Johannessen, 1966 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

White opens the h-file for Black's mating attack
K Dietrich vs J Hempel, 1966 
(C57) Two Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Advance Var (C45) 1-0 Who takes the rook?
Dzindzichashvili vs Kalandazichvili, 1967 
(C45) Scotch Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Not one, but two (!) exchange sacs by Spassky.
Spassky vs Ghitescu, 1967 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

"40 Combinations with Explanations" section of "Sorcerer's Appr
Bronstein vs Tal, 1968 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez Steinitz Def (C62) 0-1 Who takes the rook?
Kupreichik vs Dzindzichashvili, 1968 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 72: Bobby Fischer Rediscovered (Andy Soltis)
Matulovic vs Fischer, 1968 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Max use of half-open file
P Mertens vs E Eichhorn, 1968 
(C22) Center Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Odd final position; White dare not release the pin but he must.
Geller vs P Ostojic, 1969 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B98) 0-1 Who arrives first? The Q sac does!
Jansa vs Smejkal, 1969 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1

19. Rxg7+!! starts a 19-move combination!!
A Ostapenko vs Yartsev, 1969 
(B89) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Definitely an underrated game
Spassky vs Fischer, 1970 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

KID, Korchnoi Attack (E97) 0-1 Maintain pins, shut 4 in!!
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12) 1-0 Suddenly
M Bobotsov vs A Kolarov, 1971  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 1-0

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

Dbl Fio vs Lasker's NY System (A04) 0-1 Defend Dbl R's on file!
Dzindzichashvili vs Furman, 1972
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

KG Miniature: 9.Bxh7+ and 12.Rf6 Alekhine's Block
B Wall vs Bob Brooks, 1973 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Four Pawns Attack (B03) 1-0 Immortal Rook Sacrif
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Panno Var (E63) 1-0Magical Mate
Quinteros vs V Tukmakov, 1973 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 42 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

Englund Gambit Declined (A40) 0-1 Fishing Pole Attack on h-file
H Krebs vs E J Diemer, 1974 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 0-1

Pun writer deserves a date with Laetitia Casta
Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 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

Sic Accelerated Dragon Maroczy Bind (B39) 1-0Beware Q&B battery
N Gaprindashvili vs R Servaty, 1974 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32) 1-0 Anastasia's #
P Roth vs G Rajna, 1975 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Double Rook Sac wins!
L Hazai vs L Karsa, 1976 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 31 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 McDonnell Attack (B21) 0-1 N & Dbl Rook sacs
H Bohm vs A Kochyev, 1977 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Raphael Var Bg5 (A80) 1-0 W controls B-file
Browne vs Robert E Byrne, 1977 
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

Perpetual Check of the Queen
T Purser vs Euwe, 1978 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 0-1 Dbl R sacs
NN vs E J Diemer, 1978 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 0-1

King's English. 4 Knts Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 Block backward pawn
Smyslov vs Romanishin, 1979 
(A28) English, 33 moves, 0-1

Benoni Taimanov Var (A67) 1-0 Hangman's noose via cross pin
Kasparov vs F A Cuijpers, 1980 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 A first-rate "rook slap" miniature
Palatnik vs Geller, 1980 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06) 1-0 Instructive R EG
Ribli vs Karpov, 1980 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 55 moves, 1-0

NID Huebner Main Line (E41) 0-1 Active rooks penetrate
Gligoric vs Seirawan, 1980 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 62 moves, 0-1

Alapin Vari. Barmen Def. Central Exchange (B22) 1-0Common unpin
S Jackson vs B Sinka, 1981
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 27 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Woozle (A43) 0-1 Take my rook please!
K Panczyk vs S Buecker, 1981
(A43) Old Benoni, 62 moves, 0-1

Enders allows White two Qs in middlegame and wins.
W Schmidt vs P Enders, 1981  
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 29 moves, 0-1

KID (E90) Bold kNights and piling on the pin
Kavalek vs Kasparov, 1982 
(E90) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Gary offers Queen for King
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1982 
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 36 moves, 0-1

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

Engl/Reti Agincourt Def./Var (A13) 1-0 Incredible offers here
Yermolinsky vs Taimanov, 1982 
(A13) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Winning Chess Brilliancies by Seirawan - Game 5
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Benoni-Indian Def vs Nc3 not c4 (A43) 0-1 Black turns the table
A Huss vs O Borik, 1982 
(A43) Old Benoni, 24 moves, 0-1

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

Hard fought, but significant mistakes. Disconnected Rooks lose
Kiril D Georgiev vs Dlugy, 1983 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Variation (B23) ˇ 1-0 Methodical destruction
G Welling vs Kappler, 1983 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Huebner. Rubinstein(E42) 1-0Pin, 2Deflections
Hort vs G Ligterink, 1983 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 25 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights Fianchetto Lines (A29) 1-0 Bf6 block
Adorjan vs H Wirthensohn, 1983 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 28 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening vs Modern (A04) 0-1 Exchange sac, get it back
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1983 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

5-move howler; Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 0-1
K Shirazi vs J Peters, 1984 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

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

Slav, Czech (D19) 1-0 Sure fire perpetual in hand
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Slam ahead to the King!
S Smagin vs S Salov, 1984 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 1-0

Nunn's KID dismantles White
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Splendid series of deflection sacrifices
Zsuzsa Polgar vs P Hardicsay, 1985 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation. Gary Gambit (B44) ˇ 0-1
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

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

"Railroad Mate" technique w/other pieces; Q protects R shuffle
P Littlewood vs D Norwood, 1985 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0White's heavy pieces hit hard
K Mokry vs Gheorghiu, 1985 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 30 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch Variation (E80) 1-0 N sac, Queen trap
Spassky vs H Pfleger, 1986 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Rc5!! looks insane
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Open (C83) 0-1 Sac speeds things along, promotion looms
Yurtaev vs Anand, 1987 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Rob the back rank defender
N Davies vs Kotronias, 1987 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Cramped white rallies
Portisch vs Joel Benjamin, 1987 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 55 moves, 1-0

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern (B10) 1-0Shift the attack
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed, Zaitsev System (C92) 1-0The safer K wins, maybe
Oll vs Y Kruppa, 1987 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 1-0

Torre vs unusual KID (A48) 0-1Passive W Rooks lose
Miles vs Gulko, 1987 
(A48) King's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

10-year old Waitzkin sacs rook and queen for mate in 6
Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B40) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Notes by Carsten Hoi; White arranges an Epaullettes Mate
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Pirc (B07) 1-0 Notes by Ivanchuk from Informant
Ivanchuk vs A Graf, 1988  
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

Engl/Reti; Agincourt Def. Catalan Def. Accepted 1-0 Rook clinic
Polugaevsky vs H Olafsson, 1988
(A13) English, 44 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 2 Hogs on 7th beat the outside passer
Ljubojevic vs Leonardo, 1988 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Benko G. Accepted. King Walk Var (A59) 0-1 R sac, Q penetration
J Bonin vs Zsofia Polgar, 1988 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Sacrifice and mate with three minors!!!
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Lasker Defense ML (D56) 1-0 Queen vs Rook pair
Lautier vs Spassky, 1990
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

Carr Defense (B00) 0-1 Rook robs the back rank defender
S Bibby vs M Basman, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

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

Bishop sacrifice opens the gates in the knick of time
M Tauber vs P Bachmayr, 1991 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Early exchanges by GMs do not have to end in draws!
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Yudasin, 1991 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense / Phildor (B07) 0-1Aggressive Rook play both sides
Browne vs Gulko, 1991
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense (D10) 1-0 W is the aggressor after dbl Q sacs
Reshevsky vs Smyslov, 1991 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var(C41) 1-0 2-sided danger
F Manca vs F Braga, 1992 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Anand sacs 'em to hell
Anand vs I Sokolov, 1992 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

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

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

QGD Baltic Defense (D02) 1-0 Shift from Qside to Kside
Akobian vs G Szabo, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD Vienna Variation (D37) 1-0 Snuffed out?!
Kramnik vs Kaidanov, 1993 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Carr Defense 1.e4 h6 2.b3 e6 (B00) 0-1; Q sac creates a passer
F Babar vs M Basman, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Kaspy plays a Q sacrifice early on
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian, Main Lines. Mieses Var 1-0 kingside pawn roller
Nunn vs P Madsen, 1994 
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin Variation (B22) 1-0 Trapped Rook
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 33 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 Dbl Rook Sac break thru
Khalifman vs Serper, 1994 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern, Early deviations (B66) 1-0
M Brodsky vs J Maiwald, 1994 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 38 moves, 1-0

Benoni-Indian Def vs. Nc3 not c4 (A43) 1-0Bold sacs into skewer
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0 Q sac and more
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Four Knights. Exchange Var (B45) 0-1 Rook Decoy Sac
Yudasin vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 37 moves, 0-1

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

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

Sic ScheveningenPerenyi Gambit (B90) 1/2-1/2 Why not take Knt?
Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Edward Lear's ; A Strange 4 Corners!?
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr ML 8.Nd5 Mieses Var (B01) 1-0 Rxg7!
Shirov vs Salov, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 0-1 Crossfire; Rob the pin
R Bertholee vs Ljubojevic, 1997
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's Immortal; terrific rook play
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Z15 White re-deploys too often; Black exchange sac finalizes!
C A Young vs D Lemoir, 1999
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Black was too busy to get castled and it cost him
Movsesian vs U Boensch, 1999 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Hybrid KIA vs Sicilian (A07) 1-0 Dbl Rs on open file
H Hamdouchi vs M Bezold, 1999 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Pawn lever power, R lift
A Zemouli vs A Rizouk, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 0-1

Battery double attack Qxf7# and QxRa8
F Dieperink vs P Klootwijk, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst), Novosibirsk Var (A00) 0-1 5 passers oughta do
Morozevich vs Kasparov, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

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

Slav Alapin Variation (D16) 0-1 Pseudo Epaulettes Mate
Van Wely vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

King Pawn Game 1.e4 e5 2.b3 Bc5 (C20) 1-0 Dbl R's on h-file
J Meyer vs R Klees, 2001 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Tartakower Var (D00) 1-0 Rxf7 works
C Von Zitzewitz vs L Cane, 2001 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 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

Mexican Defense (A50) 0-1 Black kNights Tango by Orlov himself!
J Ferguson vs G Orlov, 2001 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Bird, From Gambit. Declined (A02) 1-0 See those Rooks!
E F Pecci vs Fritz, 2001
(A02) Bird's Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav. Bogoljubow Var II (A12) 0-1Deflection
B Franciskovic vs R Svaljek, 2001 
(A12) English with b3, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Flank Var (B87) 1-0 Remove the Defender
E Tate vs T Braunlich, 2001 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Rd2! looks like a mouse slip...very clever
R Janssen vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

"Emil Fit For A King"
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

White uses an X-ray defense and pin to penetrate Black's camp
V Malakhov vs Bacrot, 2002 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 37 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0Central agression pays!
L E Johannessen vs Nakamura, 2002 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 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

KID Orthodox Variation (E94) 0-1 Q+ will fork LPDO Rook
C F Ekeberg vs Carlsen, 2003 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Classical (B57) 1-0 Discovered check is a B_ _ _ _
Pokorna vs N Gaprindashvili, 2003 
(B57) Sicilian, 23 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

Voracious Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1-0 R sac exposure
Anand vs Timman, 2004 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Pin, Remove the Defender
T Farley vs M Kawuma, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf Anti-English Attack (B90) 1-0 Rule the open file!
Akopian vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0R decoy sac, Q robs pin and mates
Z Asefi vs D Allen, 2004 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Two bishops are almost always superior to a rook.
Rublevsky vs K Asrian, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 0-1 Sterling Sacrifices
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Var (C42) 1-0 R fork
Anand vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Open, Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 Check & Fork LPDO!
Carlsen vs S Agdestein, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Raphael Var (A80) 1-0 Queenside pawn expansion
Akobian vs M Aigner, 2005 
(A80) Dutch, 29 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian; Sac, shift gears, plant a rook on the 2nd
S Narayanan vs V Ikonnikov, 2006 
(B32) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

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

Jesus of Nazareth brought back to life a friend, Lazarus who...
L Bruzon Batista vs Anand, 2006 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Noteboom (D31) 1-0 Deflection, weak back rank
Y Shulman vs I Schneider, 2006 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Modern Var (B50) 0-1 Connected Rooks, R on 2nd
I Goutioudi vs L Rogule, 2006 
(B50) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

QGA Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 0-1Abrupt, surprise finish
M Rodshtein vs M Sorokin, 2006 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 0-1

NID Classical. Berlin Var Pirc Var(E39) 0-1 Q sac counterattack
J Eriksson vs J Hellsten, 2006 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C75) 0-1 Coridor #
M Sagafos vs T Gareyev, 2007
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 0-1 Interposing Rook
Kamsky vs Leko, 2008 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

WC Resembles Custer's Last Stand
A Ushenina vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

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

There is a whole lot to like about this attack!
M Esserman vs V Martirosov, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 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

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

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

Sicilian Kan. Wing Attack (B43) 1-0 Bone in the throat finish
J Friedel vs M de Jong, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 23 moves, 1-0

NY Times chess column analyzes this game
L Dominguez vs Karjakin, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C55) 1-0 Deflection or Pin
Movsesian vs Adams, 2009 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Modern Variation (B01) 1-0 Dbl Rooks
W So vs D Laylo, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 51 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 0-1 Backward pawn lesson
H Nalbantoglu vs P Batinic, 2010
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

The Black bishop and passer are pinned from behind, can't promo
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A10) English, 59 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Maroczy Variation (B12) 1-0 Eccentric Chess
Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Outrageous swindle
Efimenko vs R Forster, 2011 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish, Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Highly entertaining, but bizarre
Navara vs Ganguly, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

Slav: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0Black couldn't finalize
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2011 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def: Fianchetto Variation (A62) 0-1 A painful intrusion
J Cori vs F Vallejo Pons, 2011 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Rook sac busts pawns
G Jones vs C Boikanyo, 2011 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox Variation (E94) 0-1 B&P traps Rook
Gelfand vs Radjabov, 2012
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 56 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 0-1 Contemporary
D Radulovic vs S Atalik, 2012 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 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

Sic 2.c3 Alapin, Stoltz Attack (B22) 1-0 Fabulous penetration
Stripunsky vs N Managadze, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 30 moves, 1-0

Sic 2.c3 Alapin, Stoltz Attack (B22) 1-0 White rook rides high!
Tiviakov vs Lahno, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 38 moves, 1-0

3..Qd8-Ilundain Variation. Rook action dictates outcome.
S Sop vs G Koskoska, 2012 
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 moves, 0-1

QGA Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0 A Backdoor Arabian #
L Schandorff vs R E Andersen, 2012 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def B Check line (C58) 1-0Shrewd R Sac
M Kravtsiv vs J Radulski, 2012
(C58) Two Knights, 33 moves, 1-0

Remarkable Forced Stalemate Between Two Computers
Shredder vs Gull, 2013 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Kan. Knight Variation (B43) 0-1 Back rank mate
A Moen vs Topalov, 2013 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin (B22) 1-0 Tactical pawn manipulation
G Jones vs J Reid, 2013 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 34 moves, 1-0

Barry Attack (D00)Instructive EG; R interpose to protect passer
Jobava vs O Korneev, 2014 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance Short Variation (B12) 0-1 Connect on the 1st rank
T Petenyi vs Bacrot, 2014 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr, Bronstein Var (B01) 1-0 Two pins are too much
J Lenier vs R Hughes, 2014 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack Classical Var (A01) 1-0 Kside attack, R EG
Nakamura vs Aronian, 2014 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 78 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Sicilian Bird (A02) 1-0 Hole on 6th, Pin on 7th
Nakamura vs Y Kryvoruchko, 2014
(A02) Bird's Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Blumenfeld Countergambit (E10) 0-1 Weak back rank
R Svane vs F Zeller, 2014 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Veresov Attack. Dutch System (A80) 1/2-1/2 Crazy Rook Stalemate
W Fuller vs L Basin, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

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