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Roundhouse RUUK Manuevers To & Fro-edthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 A T 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 H 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, 6.cd 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 D 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, 12...cd, 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

BFTC: Page 288 (White to move 30.?)
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

BFTC: Box 75, page 97, 30...? to win (modified)
M Surgies vs Fischer, 1957 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 30 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

Caro-Kann Accelerated Panov Attk. Modern Var (B10) 1/2-Crazy R
K Wockenfuss vs Ulf Andersson, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

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 G 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

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

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

KG Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 Fabulous f7 attack uses B pin!
B Rositsan vs A Hervais, 1998 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

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

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

Scandi Def: Icelandic-Palme Gambit (B01) 0-1 She has no time to
P Zarnicki vs F Fiorito, 2000 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 0-1

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 Rodriguez, 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

Benoni Def. Taimanov (A67) 1/2-1/2 Crazy Rook Sac Stalemate
S Ernst vs Stellwagen, 2003 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

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 Daryl 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

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov (B47) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook Stalemate
I Gaponenko vs B De Jong-Muhren, 2007 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld Exchange. Classical (D86) 1/2-Mad R Arabian Stalemate
Hertneck vs R Ris, 2007
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

KID Normal. Rare Defenses. CONTRADICTION (E90) 1/2-1/2Mad Rook
H Grooten vs Nijboer, 2009 
(E90) King's Indian, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov (B76) 0-1 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

Gruenfeld, Brinckmann Attk (D82) 1/2-Another corner K stalemate
V Cmilyte vs Lahno, 2012 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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