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Attacks & Sacs a2/a7, b2/b7 and c2/c7 by FTB
Compiled by fredthebear
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These games feature a piece capturing a queenside pawn or two, for better or worse, and queenside checkmates. This pawn removal may or may not be materially important to the eventual outcome of the game. (The pawn capture sometimes serves as a self-inflicted displacement of the capturing piece leaving it out-of-bounds.) Again, the pawn capture on the queenside may have little or no impact on the outcome.

This is a collection split by Fredthebear. ECO codes B & C have been removed to their own collections.


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

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Revrsd Nimzowitsch (A00) 1-0Discover
H Deuster vs Gomez, 1987 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Napoleon Attack (A00) 1-0 Like flies
D Santoro vs F Roman, 1987 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst), Tuebingen Gambit (A00) 1-0 Tapping c7 twice
Anders vs Samendankas, 1988 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst), Hector Gambit (A00) 0-1 Support mate coming
A Aasum vs L Frenzel, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Paris Gambit (A00) 1-0 The six pawn gambit?!
H E Myers vs Tirso Alvarez, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 3.Nf3 is winning for White
I Schomann vs M Amini, 2007 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Sarratt Attack (D00) 1-0 Both go after the c2/c7 squares
J H Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack on c7 (D00) 1-0 Loose pieces drop off
A Stefanova vs A Galliamova, 2007 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Very, VERY unique mate!!
Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

An Opera of Sacrifices w/notes in Italian
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line (D08) 0-1 Pawn grabs lose
I Borsi vs J Havasi, 1990 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Unique R trap, N pinned twice
D Royers vs J Harms, 2001 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG. Fianchetto Variation (D09) 1-0 Smooth..
Euwe vs J van der Kar, 1927 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 33 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Legall's Mate on Qside
Berliner vs A Rott, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Chigorin Var (D02) 1-0 Black walks into disaster
D Kumaran vs Miles, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

London System 5.Bd3? blunder crushed by Qb6 raid (D02) 0-1
A Lougheed-Freedman vs Menchik, 1939 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 0-1 in 7 moves; watch those kNights!
M Wickert vs Adams, 1992 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Black Q grabs b-pawn...Demolished
J M Hodgson vs Van der Wiel, 1994 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attk: 3.h4 Raptor Var(A45) 1-0 Sizzler
J M Hodgson vs Hebden, 1992 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 1-0 Qside P roller
Adams vs Tkachiev, 1995 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: Poisoned P (A45) 1-0 Some Ns are better than
J M Hodgson vs R Pert, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

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

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

Dutch Miniature; She snatches b2 and pays for it
Vaisser vs A Mutzner, 1988 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined Harrwitz Attack(D37) 0-1 pawn grabber trap
J Schenkein vs Schlechter, 1913 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

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

(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 14 moves, 1-0
L Christiansen vs S A Tarin, 1985 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense (D10) 0-1 N & B work together early on
D Cairns vs K Mackley, 1977 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 9 moves, 0-1

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

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

QGA Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0Black K high centered
T Melody vs J Spinale, 1996 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Tarrasch Defense: Two Knights (D32) 1-0 She grabbed the a-pawn
Rubinstein vs V N Kulomzin, 1903 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

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

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

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange (D85) 1-0 Bishop Pair Pasting
W Spoelman vs R Swinkels, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Three Knights Petrosian System (D91) 1-0 in 12 m
Mamedyarov vs V Belov, 2003 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 12 moves, 1-0

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

KID Normal Variation (E70) 0-1 Turn a threat into a pin
S Johannessen vs Tal, 1964 
(E70) King's Indian, 15 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening (A00) 1-0 kNight fork wins a piece
N M Rendlev vs S Skjolingstad, 2014
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening (A00) 1-0 See story: 2nd hand smoke kills R?
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening e5, d5 (A00) 1-0 Castle opposite & blast away
Larsen vs B Kolvig, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

1.f3?! C-K (A00) 1-0 neat trapped piece combo into # pattern
Fine vs J Rappaport, 1931 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3(A00) 1-0Euwe stunned by Nimzo swindle
Nimzowitsch vs Euwe, 1929 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Grob Gambit. Declined c6-d5-e5 (A00) 1-0 Q penetration, pin
S Sloan vs R Loong, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Black resigns prematurely
Koltanowski vs NN, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Spike. Hurst Attack (A00) 1-0, 12 moves
Grob vs NN, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Q trap. What just happened?
C Bloodgood vs Davis, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) ˇ 1-0, 10 moves
C Bloodgood vs J Boothe, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening (A00) 0-1 White opens the file but Black seizes it
A Holleville vs L Houssais, 1993 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 0-1 Gain time on the queen
B Olsson vs Bronstein, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Dutch (A01) 0-1 ...a Chuck Norris kick
B Wall vs K Norris, 1985 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 15 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern vs Pseudo KID w/open d-file(A01)1-0
Raul Schmidt vs J Gallagher, 2007 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit - the wrong variation (A02) 1-0
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 1-0 Unusual attacking play
R Bowlby vs C Bloodgood, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Bird, Wagner-Zwitersch Gambit(A02) 0-1Both sides w/connected Ps
Hromadka vs K Havasi, 1936 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening (A02) 0-1 Nice little combination offer on c2
N Hurttlen vs Fischer, 1957 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02)1-0 Tactical, not combinational
F Malthan vs Marshall, 1908 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Sicilian Bird (A02) 1-0 Long Bomb!
H Danielsen vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Schlechter Gambit - Uncommon in 1852 (A02) 1-0
A Simons vs Smith, 1852 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Buenos Aires Var (A02) 1-0Blitz; Minority Attack
Fischer vs Smyslov, 1970 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 64 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Mestel Var (A02) 0-1 Simul beating
Lasker vs R L Sze, 1911 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 1-0 Black castled into it.
Koltanowski vs J L Mees, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical (A04)1-0 2 Hogs crossfire w/Q
Panno vs Spassky, 1955 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs Dutch (A04) 1-0 Too many Black pawn moves
M Krasenkow vs S Kindermann, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Forks plus forks plus fork threats = 0-1
J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Zukertort / Sicilian Invit /Symmetrical English (A04)1-0 B->3Ps
Alekhine vs Z Zagrodzki, 1928 
(A04) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Yeah, don't develop, move pawns! Hilarious mate!
NN vs E J Diemer, 1984 
(A04) Reti Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Game 2 in David vs Goliath Chess by Andrew Soltis
M Otteson vs Fischer, 1957 
(A05) Reti Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: K Indian Attack (A06) 0-1Marshall toys w/AN
Nimzowitsch vs Marshall, 1907 
(A06) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Copycat, early knight sortie becomes Q vs. 2 rooks ending
G Barcza vs Prins, 1952 
(A06) Reti Opening, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

Reti vs NY System (A06) 1-0 She took the b-pawn and won
Kasparov vs Taimanov, 1978 
(A06) Reti Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Vienna/King's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1Bishop pair, pins dominate
Chigorin vs Lasker, 1899 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0It looked like an Alekhine t-bolt
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 Pin on open e-file
Miroshnichenko vs Karjakin, 2001
(A09) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

English, Great Snake Var (A10) 1-0 Snake bite on the Asanov
G Schwartzman vs B Asanov, 1994 
(A10) English, 21 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Defense (A13) 1-0 Horseplay
I Snape vs M Steadman, 2001
(A13) English, 21 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 1-0 +Removes the Guard
Razuvaev vs D Gurevich, 1996 
(A13) English, 15 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Defense. KID (A15) 1-0 kNight on the 6th
Euwe vs J H Lohr, 1923
(A15) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Vladi's Queen sac crashes Vishy
Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Mikenas-Carls Var (A15) 1-0 Q's off early
Romanishin vs Suba, 1986 
(A15) English, 42 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Golombek Defense (A16) 0-1 Q fork 2 loose Rs
Bob Brooks vs B Wall, 1973 
(A16) English, 9 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Anti-Anti-Grünfeld(A17) 1-0 FJMnotes
Santasiere vs Marshall, 1941  
(A17) English, 24 moves, 0-1

English (A20) 1-0 Fascinating tactical battle for promotion
Aronian vs A Giri, 2016 
(A20) English, 34 moves, 1-0

K's English. Nimzowitsch Var (A20) 1-0 7 moves by the Black Q
Fine vs A Thomas, 1938 
(A20) English, 20 moves, 1-0

David LeMoir's stupendous "Essential Chess Sacrifices"
F Tahirov vs Shirov, 2007 
(A21) English, 21 moves, 0-1

King's English. Two Knights' Keres Var (A23) 1-0 Deflection
K Tsarouhas vs Kotronias, 2005 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 18 moves, 0-1

English Opening: K's English Closed System (A25) 1-0 So sudden
V Beim vs Schmittdiel, 2002 
(A25) English, 14 moves, 1-0

One pin makes for a decoy sacrifice, the other sets royal fork
Sanahuja vs Fernandez, 1983 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 8 moves, 1-0

King's English. Three Knights System (A27) 1-0 minors pop c7
Onischuk vs A Kovacevic, 1991 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 12 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

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto Lines (A29) 1-0 Hot
Kramnik vs C E Toth, 1991 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 19 moves, 1-0

Nice use of interference as a defensive measure
Portisch vs A Deze, 1971 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical, Hedgehog Def (A30) 1-0 From "The 100 Best"
H Olafsson vs J Levitt, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

English, Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A32) 0-1 Stunning finish!
Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A32) 1-0 Weak back rank
F Olafsson vs Tal, 1971 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

English Sym Anti-Benoni Spielmann Def (A32) 0-1 Brillancy Prize
Karasev vs Nezhmetdinov, 1973 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Rubinstein Var (A34) 1-0 Q trap backfires
B Leer-Salvesen vs J Mardell, 2007 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 9 moves, 1-0

English Miniature; Black moves the queen's knight 3 times
John Coffey vs NN, 1978 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 8 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5?!
Silbermann vs Honich, 1930 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5?!
M Scheeren vs G Welling, 1974 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit (A40) 1-0 Short Brawl, Smothered Mate
Joseph Revnell vs J Crysler, 1994 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit (A40) 0-1 Tiechmann did such w/White
Srinivas vs V Ravikumar, 1984 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Mikenas Defense (A40) 1-0 Both 0-0-0; B-Q Battery threats
S Volkov vs B Savchenko, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit (A40) 1-0 Theory gets iffy; Discovered+ wins
Korchnoi vs E Koning, 1978 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1 Q sac, fine rook tactics
Horst Beer vs Grob, 1966 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense / Modern (A46) 1/2- B-file exchanges, closed positi
G Kallai vs J Banas, 1985
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rat Defense/Modern/Dutch d6, f5 (A41) 0-1 Knights on the edge
A Meszaros vs V Beim, 1999 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 47 moves, 0-1

Modern, Averbakh. Kotov Var (A42) 0-1 Looks like a dumb move!
W Thormann vs K Bischoff, 1982 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 11 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Averbakh Var (A42) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook Device
Chandler vs B Feustel, 1981 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni Defense (A43) 1-0 Queen Deflection Sacrifice
Yermolinsky vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Benoni Defense: Benoni-Indian Defense (A43) 1-0 Double R sac
Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1912 
(A43) Old Benoni, 19 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Pawn grabbing Q gets trapped
Nakamura vs J Hawkins, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: Edge Variation (A45) 1-0 Stunning Discovery
Mamedyarov vs Judit Polgar, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Discovery Q trap, or Smothered Mate
C Landenbergue vs M Roeder, 1993 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack 2...Ne4 (A45) 1-0 She took on b2
Plaskett vs Hebden, 1987
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Peter Wells, "Winning with the Trompowsky"
Adams vs Xie Jun, 1997 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Indian Game (A45) 0-1 Yet another early f3 loss.
K Helling vs L Engels, 1936 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack 2...d5 (A45) 1/2-1/2 Fishin' Pole Attack
Morozevich vs Khalifman, 2011 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game / London System vs Baltic Def (A45) 1-0 Use b-file
Ponomariov vs Fritz, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Q takes two pawns and runs
Konstantin Chernyshov vs Grischuk, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46); 2 way to mate
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Knights Variation (A46) 0-1 Fab Finish!
Santasiere vs Ed. Lasker, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

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

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46) 1-0 Crossfire
Levenfish vs Alekhine, 1913 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Knights Var (A46) 1/2-Fast paced draw w/dble edge
E Prie vs Degraeve, 1997
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Which Q rules the Qside?
Spassky vs V Osnos, 1963 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: London System (A48) 1-0 Black has 3 en prise
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2007 
(A48) King's Indian, 17 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Odd London System (A48) 0-1 Tigran Attacks!
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1952 
(A48) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

London System vs KID (A48) 1-0 Great imagination
Kasparov vs A Negulescu, 1977 
(A48) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Var (A51) 1-0 Skewer, Discovery
Kasparov vs D Steinwender, 1985 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

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

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

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 Sudden Queen (Ra1) Trap!?
S Takacs vs J Krejcik, 1920 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Control the file, rob the pin
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1906 
(A53) Old Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 1-0 N forks take Q
C Van Tilbury vs D K Johansen, 2002 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

Benoni /KID Four Pawns. Dynamic Attack (A56)1-0 Gain time on Q
Korchnoi vs Gheorghiu, 1986
(A56) Benoni Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Variation (A57) 1-0 K walk
I Nyzhnyk vs S Siebrecht, 2011 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Var (A57) 1-0Country belt whippin
Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2008 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Declined. ML(A57) 1-0 Q trap. Blind Swine on 8th
Barbero vs A Nascimento, 1990 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit (A57) 1-0 White erupts
Krogius vs A Kuznetsov, 1962 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Anastasia's mate pattern extends to swell # by 3 minors!!!
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Var (A67) 0-1 Circumnavigation
J Ivanov vs I Cheparinov, 2004 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

KID/Benoni 4Pawns Attack. Normal Attack (A68) 1-0 Spearhead
I Nei vs Doda, 1960
(A68) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Black captured the wrong pawn. White finishes w/royal pins!
Browne vs Robert E Byrne, 1977 
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def Raphael Var (A80) 0-1 Castle opposite & let it fly!
A Gogolis vs M Dzhumaev, 2003 
(A80) Dutch, 39 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def. Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80)1-0 P fork fails Black
Tal vs K Klasup, 1952 
(A80) Dutch, 64 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def. Raphael Var (A80) 1-0 Like jumping in front of a bus
Polugaevsky vs E Franco Raymundo, 1966 
(A80) Dutch, 15 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Hopton Attack (A80) 0-1 Swarming Ns, threat of pin
A Donchenko vs C van Oosterom, 2011
(A80) Dutch, 16 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack BxNf6 (A80) 0-1 Odd finish
I Charkhalashvili vs M Kouvatsou, 2010 
(A80) Dutch, 29 moves, 0-1

Dutch, Fianchetto Attack (A81) 1-0 The Immortal Losing Game
Sliwa vs Bronstein, 1957 
(A81) Dutch, 29 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Accepted (A82) 1-0 Pins & Spearheads
R Coathup vs K H B Allen, 2001
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Dutch, Staunton Gambit. Accepted (A82) 0-1Black Q riddles White
Marshall vs Tartakower, 1930 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 37 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

Dutch Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Vicious MG tactics, Q&B battery
N Kulzinski vs V Tomovic, 1947
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

JakO Dutch Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Var (A83) 0-1 Qside heat
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1887 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

JakO Dutch Staunton Gambit. Chigorin (A83) 0-1 Counter Attack!
NN vs Steinitz, 1873 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 18 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Double Double Trouble
G Timoshchenko vs M Kolcak, 1994 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Var (A83) 1-0 Dovetail # threat
B Lalic vs V Kovacevic, 1995 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Var (A83) 0-1 Inferior White Ns
W Potter vs Steinitz, 1872 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 28 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense (A84) 1-0 Brief double octopus backs Black down
Lasker vs J Mieses, 1889 
(A84) Dutch, 37 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Q's Knight Variation (A85) 1-0 Sudden Switch
Staunton vs Horwitz, 1846 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 12 moves, 1-0

Dutch Leningrad. Warsaw Var (A88)  1-0 Exchange Qs, fork Rs
D Berry vs L D Evans, 1976 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 15 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Dutch. Alekhine Var (A90) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual Mate threat
Najdorf vs Tartakower, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (D00) 1-0 Nc7+ will win the Black rook
D Gedult vs Deverriere, 1973 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 1-0

BDG Lemberger Countergambit. Simple Var (D00) 1-0 Blunder mini
Clauser vs A Tejler, 1987 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

BDG Lemberger CG Sneiders Attack (D00) 0-1 Remove the defender
NN vs E J Diemer, 1973 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

BDG Von Popiel Gambit (D00) 1-0 Pin Her to Him to Win!
W Schneider vs I Buzzo, 1988 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Vienna Var (D00) 1-0 Pin the defender
Subota vs Kusmischkin, 1982
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Von Popiel G(D00) 0-1Q sac,Reti's Mate
Kunath vs N Grant, 1875 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Von Popiel G (D00) 1-0 Pick your poison
P N Wallis vs NN, 1923 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Zeller Def (D00) 1-0 Robs the pin twice
R Soikkeli vs N Benson, 2008
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Black grabs the pawn instead of castling
E J Diemer vs K Locher, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Use the correct order of captures
S Paschmann vs Kurschat, 1986 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Deflection: Diemer had this mating pattern down pat
E J Diemer vs Toth, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 One piece mate
Baitsch vs Pahlke, 1956 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Ryder Gambit 5.Qxf3 1-0 Halosar Trap
E J Diemer vs H Halosar, 1934 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Can't stop Nc7+
J van Geemen vs Gysen, 1976 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer, Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Slowly set Q trap
E J Diemer vs K Locher, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

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

Dunked by a Decoy, Deflection, X-Ray Check! (But no a-b-c)
E J Diemer vs K Locher, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

QP Barry Attack (D00) 1-0 Interpose w/thy hanger!
M G Isakov vs NN, 2013 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

QP Game: Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 0-1 Q trap
D Ponziani vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1770 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Game 23: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
L Van Vliet vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1907  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 78 in The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
Bartsch vs Jennen, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack. Two Knights 4.Nf3 (D01) 0-1Shift Kside to Qside
Hoi vs Smyslov, 1985 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

QP Veresov Attack. Richter Var (D01) 1-0 Contrasting Q play
E Gereben vs M Szigeti, 1935 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

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

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

Q Pawn Game: Zukertort / Baltic Def (D02) 1-0Minor Piece Action
A Gogolis vs A Xidias, 2001
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Baltic Def. Q Attack Deferred (D02) 0-1, 10 moves
J van der Linden vs L Svensson, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Zukertort vs Baltic Def (D02) 1/2-1/2 Open b-file
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

London System (D02) 0-1 Daring piece play & pretty promo sac
E Vaarala vs J Herman, 2012 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 0-1

Queen Pawn Game: Krause Variation (D02) 1-0Did U see it comin?
G Gessner vs N Whitaker, 1916  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Krause Variation 2...c4 (D02) 0-1 Bishop HOT Sauce
Ftacnik vs Seirawan, 1990 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

"Game of the Millennium" at SF's Mechanics Institute Chess Club
Igor Ivanov vs V Mezentsev, 2000 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Zukertort Var (D02) 1-0 AJ kicks in the backdoor!!
A J Goldsby vs R Phillips, 2011 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack (D03) 0-1 Thunderous Qside N sacrifice
E Korchmar vs Nezhmetdinov, 1931 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 22 moves, 0-1

Queen trap in Torre Attack by Timman
Timman vs H Bouwmeester, 1967 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 9 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Common unpin wins in 11
D Genz vs D Boehmer, 1985 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 1-0

Game 114: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
Denker vs Chiera, 1936 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 P grabbing traps Q
Alekhine vs A B Ward, 1933 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal (D08) 1-0 Heavy pieces dance
Lasker vs Alekhine, 1914 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 In the nick of time.
Ivanchuk vs F Vallejo Pons, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Slav, Exchange. Symmetrical Line (D14) 0-1 Target Q on the edge
Huzman vs Shirov, 2004 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Three Knights Var (D15) 1-0 W discovered+ next
C Desmarais vs A Bacsi, 2001 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 9 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Three Knights (D15) 1-0 Castle, then N raid
Kasparov vs P Schuerer, 1988 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 16 moves, 1-0

QGA Central Var. Modern Def (D20) 1-0 A good old fashioned whip
Kasparov vs Deep Thought, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Queen's Gambit Declined: Traditional (D30) 1-0 Outside passer
Euwe vs T van Scheltinga, 1950 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Marshall Gambit (D31) 0-1 11...0-0-0+! nabs rook
NN vs G Abrahams, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Both sides assault the c-pawn
N I Grekov vs N Grigoriev, 1919 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Prague ML (D34) 1-0 Bloody Mary w/extra Worcester
Carlsen vs G M Todorovic, 2006 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Classical. Advance (D34) 1/2- Perpetual N threat
J Saladino vs C Cranbourne, 1986 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Three Knights (D37) 1-0 Discovery; the White N is immune
Tal vs Birjanis, 1952 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 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

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0 Mouth wide open!?
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Wade (D47)1-0 Brilliancy or not - just 17
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

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

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

Seirawn wrote of this game in Winning Chess Brilliancies
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 1-0 Skilled build-up
S Slipak vs F Braga, 1998 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 39 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

Indian Game: Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Var (D70) 1/2-1/2 WC #15
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1929 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Euwe = "erver"; it's not pronounced like "you"
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Brinckmann Attack (D82) 1-0 Rooks Rock AA
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Catalan Opening: Closed (E01) 1-0Penetrate the crossfire square
M Kraemer vs J B Campos-Moreno, 2010 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 20 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Ns invade both sides
Nisipeanu vs Pelletier, 2010 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E27) 1-0 Q says take me!
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 559: Best game AND best novelty in Informant #71
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

A model IQP game by Nepomniachtchi
I Nepomniachtchi vs A A Kharitonov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 48 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: West Indian Defense(E61) 0-1 Top 10 Q&R sacrifice
A Riazantsev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: West Indian Def (E61) 0-1 Double Pin
Bareev vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E61) King's Indian, 19 moves, 0-1

KID Fianchetto. Kavalek Def (E62) 0-1 Pawn giveaway
A Galliamova vs A J Mestel, 1993
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 22 moves, 0-1

R wins over B due to mate threats; King in wrong corner
Lisitsin vs Tal, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 73 moves, 1-0

KID Averbakh. Benoni Def Advance (E75) 0-1 Tal punishes 0-0-0?
Chukaev vs Tal, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch Dble Fianchetto (E82) 0-1 Pins are a pain in the r
Hort vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch (E86) 0-1 GK's most dominating victory over Karpov
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1

Included in Nunn's 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
Timman vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 25 moves, 0-1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh5z2YFBkHs
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Kramnik's 2008 Game Of The Year - a tactical tour de force
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2008 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 33 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Classical Misc.(E98) 0-1Informant Best Game Prize
Gelfand vs B Kantsler, 2001 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 34 moves, 0-1

Veresov 3...Bc5 4.BxN gxBf6 (D01) 0-1 Not the best opening play
Miles vs Hort, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

London System QxQb6 (D02) 0-1Knights don't belong in the corner
G Guidi vs A Simutowe, 2008 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Symmetrical (Baltic Defense) (D02) 0-1Major Upset
Capablanca vs S Prokofiev, 1914 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Colle 5c3 Koltanowski Systm (D04) 0-1Spearhead on long diagonal
M Bain vs H Burdge, 1939 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz - Steiner Var (A51) 0-1 Smothered#
K Lagha vs E Contedini, 1960 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def (A53) 0-1 Some pawn grabbin' is good, some aint!
E Zagorjansky vs Kotov, 1942 
(A53) Old Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Grob Opening: Keene Defense (A00) 1-0, 27 moves; smothered #
S Sloan vs G Sanchez, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

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