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Knights Add Spice I Gives Fredthebear Heartburn
Compiled by fredthebear
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The uniqueness of the bucking knight adds much flavor to chess, like a grenade blows out a fox hole. This is a collection of games where the knight plays a certain important role in the outcome at some point in the game. Of course, many many many games would qualify under this criteria. It has been the easiest collection to assemble.

In the opening, the knight often strikes somewhere along the bishop's diagonal. The queen and knight are especially effective together, one covering for the other. A typical alignment might be Bc4, Nf3-Ng5 & Qh5 hitting upon both f7 and h7.

A knight on the rim is dim; it's chances are slim. (But if you need the knight to do a specific job there, then put it there!)

Here's a tip for mating attacks from "The Knights of the Square Table": If you can eventually, securely place one of your units on the opponent's c3/c6 or f3/f6 squares (the ideal squares that are generally best suited for opposing knights in the opening), your opponent will often find himself restricted in a world of hurt as you coordinate additional pieces within the opposing camp. This entrenched placement on the long diagonal often involves the concept of blocking a backward bishop's pawn on it's original square as part of a fianchetto.

Finally, when promoting a pawn, don't automatically convert the pawn into a new queen. Always consider underpromotion to a knight first, especially if the knight can give a devastating check. For examples, see Reinle vs Lange, 1936 and Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880.

Sorry, there were just too many Budapest games to keep in this collection. That's a brutal collection in itself.

Note to self: There was no special arrangement of the 7.7's, but there is to the 8's. ECO code A has been removed.

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.

* Short and Quick by Jungol (101 games of various lengths): Game Collection: SHORT AND QUICK

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

King Pawn: Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 She's sucked into play
H Seyboth vs Luetze, 1902 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

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

K Pawn: Alapin Opening (C20) 0-1 Pretty deep for opening trap
L Mouillaux vs J M Matisson, 1985 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

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

Lasker gets scorched when he brings out his queen
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Pseudo-Legal's Mate, instead Nh8#
W Potter vs Matthews, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit 5.Nxc3 (C21) 1-0 Legall's Mate w/a pinned knight
A G Essery vs F H Warren, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0 Knights Smite
Blackburne vs Cotton, 1880 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

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

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

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Notes by JHB; Q batteries
J G Colbourne vs Blackburne, 1892  
(C22) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C23) 0-1 Decoy sac, Royal fork
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening, Pseudo Evans G (44) 1-0 I didn't see that #
Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 1-0, Bxf7+, Ng5+ Q trap
E Paehtz vs M Seps, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C25) 0-1 Q sac, pseudo-Legal's mate
W A Oudheusden vs L de Vries, 1934 
(C25) Vienna, 11 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Knight Var (C25) 1-0 Can opener
Steinitz vs NN, 1860 
(C25) Vienna, 12 moves, 1-0

Vienna, Stanley Var. Reversed Spanish (C26) 0-1 N & Q penetrate
J Mieses vs Pillsbury, 1895  
(C26) Vienna, 22 moves, 0-1

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

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

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 Give a pawn for attack on uncastled K
L Lopez vs A Shepperson, 1968 
(C28) Vienna Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Bishop's O., Blanel G. (C27) 1-0 Can't defend 2 mating squares
Kutjanin vs Jakobjuk, 1940 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

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

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C27) 1-0Nice miniature to know
R Bass vs R Armstrong, 1952 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Dazzling; Schlechter plays visciously! kNights kick bishop pair
Schlechter vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C28) Vienna Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 0-1 Q Decoy
Spielmann vs Reti, 1928 
(C28) Vienna Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Bardeleben Var (C29) 0-1 Bully the Queen!
Pillsbury vs E Pape, 1900 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 13 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Paulsen Attack (C29) 0-1 En prise N
S Boros vs Lilienthal, 1932 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

KG Odds game #27, A First Book of Morphy by Frisco Del Rosario
Morphy vs NN, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

Blackburne's Trap is an Unpin (sitting Q sac) Legall's Mate
Blackburne vs NN, 1885  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical (C30) 0-1 Uncommon++, Knight to the rescue!
NN vs W A T Schelfhout, 1910 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

KG Panteldakis CG. Greco Var (C30) 0-1 Unusual start and finish
NN vs Greco, 1625 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 0-1

KG Declined. Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Q sac, Boden's Mate
G Janny vs L Steiner, 1922 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Morphy gets kayoed early. A knight nailed him.
Morphy vs Maurian, 1855 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit Copycat (C30) 1-0 Underpromotion PxR=N#
H Reinle vs Lange, 1936 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 0-1 Turn the tables on Legall's Mate
I Maclellan vs D Thompson, 1984 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

KGD Philidor's Defense; A kNight on the 6th
Jong vs Jacobson, 1918
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Worse than a discovery...Unpin
H Van Oostrum vs Bokern, 1967 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

KGA Bishop's Gambit (C33) 0-1; NN played like NN!
NN vs Staunton, 1841 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Accepted. Mason-Keres Gambit (C33) 0-1N, Q in close
Keres vs G Menke, 1933 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

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

KGA Mason-Keres Gambit (C33) 0-1 If QxR, then N + forks royalty
F Crowl vs Purdy, 1936 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 0-1

KGA Becker Def (C34) 1-0 Sac Nxg5 like clockwork
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit Accepted. Schallop Def (C34)0-1Royal fork or#
Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

Notes by Blackburne. Fischer's Defense to the KGA
Blackburne vs A Pigott, 1862  
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0Rob the pin that no longer D
Morant vs A de Feuquieres, 1680 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Def McCormick Def (C35) 1-0 Sac Bxf7+ K walk
Teschner vs NN, 1951 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 10 moves, 1-0

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

KGA. Cunningham Def (C35) 0-1 Pin and N+ fork
Iverhov vs Ilianako, 1957 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 8 moves, 0-1

If ye capture she, then thy royal family fork awaits
B Wall vs M Wick, 1971 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Royal couple splits apart
P Larsson vs Englund, 1942 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

KGA. Abbazia Defense (C36) 0-1 Nh3+ leads to Philidor's Legacy
Hebden vs Nunn, 1979 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

KGA. Abbazia Def (C36) 0-1 Brilliant sacrifices!
J Kinlay vs Nunn, 1977 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

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

fc KGA Rosentreter Gambit Bird Gambit (C37) 1-0 Sac Rh1 Nxc7+
Schoeler vs Zirlacher, 1966 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

fc KGA Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 Sac Rh1 & Qe7
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

fc KGA Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 Sac Rh1 Interesting book line
G Jonczak vs E Suarez, 1979 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Chess variants / KGA Muzio Gambit (000) 1-0No knights; Pins win
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 16 moves, 1-0

KGA MacDonnell Gambit (C37)1-0 Sac Minors, Discovered+, QxQ etc
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

KGA. King's Knight Gambit f6? (C37) 1-0 Almost Scholar's Mate
B Wall vs V Greenwalt, 1983 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted (C38) 1-0 Qh5, Qg6 rob the pin, Qh7#
Blackburne vs W Hamilton, 1862 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

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

KGA: Double N Sacrifice, Q Sac, P# -- as good as it gets!
W Napier vs NN, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Allgaier Gambit (C39) 1-0Bird's last game was sensational!
Bird vs Pfander, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Berlin Def (C39) 1-0Decoy sets up fork
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Def (C39) 0-1 Q&N work well
NN vs Dubois, 1859 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Brentano Def (C39) 1-0 Nxf7! Bxc7!
J F Heemskerk vs A van Rhijn, 1896 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Berlin Def (C39) 1-0 Which N wins?
Blackburne vs Wilson, 1880  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 34 in Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1-0

KGA Allgaier Gambit Thorold Attack (C39) 1-0 White Ns kick it
B Wall vs R Illorde, 1988 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Damiano Def. Chigorin Gambit (C40) If 3...Qe7 MUST RETREAT Nf3
J Westman vs E Havansi, 1964 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40) 1-0 Turn about is fair play
Ludwig vs E J Diemer, 1974 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Elephant G (C40) 1-0 Discovered double check on the open e-file
A Toth vs C Guerra Costa, 1999 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: General (C40) 1-0 Smothered Mate Mini
Kranzle vs Krause, 1939 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 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

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

P-K4 La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 0-1 Loses time/match w/the Q
Greco vs NN, 1590 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

La Bourdonnais Gambit 2...Qf6 (C40) 1-0 P grab turns into Dbl #
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Damiano Def (C40) 1-0 Black's 1st move was the only good m
J Mieses vs NN, 1933 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Philidor Defense: Exchange Variation (C41) 1-0 hole on f6
Wall vs Kubasek, 1974 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Philidor: Lopez Countergambit (C41) · 1-0 miniature
J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Exchange Variation (C41) 1-0Prevents escape on f7
Alekhine vs Hoelscher, 1933 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Brave kNight, in the line of duty
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. Exchange (C41) 1-0Bb5 pins Qc6-> Nxc7+ Royal fork
de Firmian vs J K Pedersen, 2007 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Lion. Sozin Var (C41)1-0 Q sac->royal family fork
B Savchenko vs S Yudin, 2010 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 5.Bc4 Be7 (C41) 0-1 P thrust removes the defender
M Al Sayed vs Jobava, 2003 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

It's hard to believe that a 2300+ player would fall for this
NN vs E Fossan, 1991 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

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

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

Well-known Petrov trap w/discovered check
Koltanowski vs Diller, 1960 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Pin it to win it
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C42) 1-0 + & fork
H Van Oostrum vs Rohner, 1981 
(C27) Vienna Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42) 1-0 Black Q is overworked
Koltanowski vs McKeag, 1936 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Wham! Bam!
Ponomariov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 1-0 Discovered Attack
Fischer vs R Chalker, 1964 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 11 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening, Jaenisch Cntrattack (C44)1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO N
P Kahn vs M Masschaele, 1988 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Steinitz Variation (C44) 1-0 Reinfeld puzzle
Chigorin vs Gossip, 1889 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Game: Relfsson Gambit (C44) 1-0 U don't C this Everyday
Birchbeer vs NN, 1995 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Urusov G /Scotch G. Advance Var (C44) 1-0 Pin allows royal fork
D Joncic vs L Juen, 2005
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Game: Meitner Variation (C45) 0-1 Anastasia's Mate in 2
R C Lemon vs M Plum, 1982 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Scotch G. Kside Var (C45) 1-0Black lets White Q in front door
T Qiu vs Wang Yiwei, 2001 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Horwitz Attack Miniature (C45) 0-1 Pins galore!
NN vs Bird, 1850 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

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

Scotch (C45) 1-0 Common mini when fianchetto B bites the dust
B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game (C45) 1-0 Count the number of mistakes.
A Burns vs Robert Smith, 1872 
(C45) Scotch Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game (C45) 0-1 Self-interference w/the line of defense
Cunat vs Casanova, 1933 
(C45) Scotch Game, 5 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Steinitz 4...Qh5 (C45) 0-1Don't go chasin' knights
J A Nunez Vallina vs C Ferron Garcia, 1994 
(C45) Scotch Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Scotch 4... Qh4: Steinitz Variation (C45) 1-0 Queen Trap
P Frazer vs Taubenhaus, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4...Ne5 Copycat (C45) 1-0 Black forgot the Bourbon
K Busch vs H Emser, 1987 
(C45) Scotch Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1-0 Dbl attack
Reti vs Dunkelblum, 1914 
(C46) Three Knights, 8 moves, 1-0

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

4Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46) 1-0 Knight windmill
L Passmoor vs L Warstad, 1999 
(C46) Three Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch. Accepted (C47) 1-0 Discovery
A Oppenheim vs NN, 1921 
(C47) Four Knights, 9 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch Accepted (C47) 1-0 A knight on the rim is d
A Muzychuk vs A Mezioud, 2012 
(C47) Four Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

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

Three Knights/Scotch (C46) 1-0 Opening king walker
Euwe vs H van Hartingsvelt, 1920 
(C46) Three Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

4N Spanish; Loss by Capa to a strong but then unknown female pl
Capablanca vs M Bain, 1933 
(C48) Four Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 0-1 Reverberation
H Spangenberg vs Tkachiev, 1997 
(C48) Four Knights, 12 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1-0 Missing theory
Short vs L'Ami, 2009 
(C48) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo 4d3 d6 5Ng5 Qf6 (C50) 0-1 f3 is futile
NN vs Philip Stamma, 1737  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Hedgehog (C66) 0-1 N fork
J Mieses vs Lasker, 1904 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Back ranker
Winawer vs C F Schmid, 1881 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

How to Win Chess Games Quickly by Fred Reinfeld (Nxd4 loses)
C Kottnauer vs K Whyld, 1953 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Staunton-Cochrane Var (B20) 0-1 c & e pawns are moved
Molinari vs Bordais, 1979 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

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

SWG, Black takes the two pawns but White knights rule.
A Gorbunova vs E Sapojnikov, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 1-0 Pin followed by N fork
N Gusev vs D Wiebe, 2011 
(B20) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian vs. 2.Na3 (B20) 1-0 Paper Tiger is a wood pusher
E Nemeth vs Chess Tiger, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 74: The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
G Nagy vs J Balogh, 1932 
(B20) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense 3.Qxd4 Nf6 (B20) 0-1 Discovery threatens K & Q
R Gantt vs B Wall, 1978 
(B20) Sicilian, 10 moves, 0-1

S-M Gambit Accepted Kan Formation (B21) 1-0 16 move crush of IM
M Esserman vs J Sarkar, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 16 moves, 1-0

Rip open the d-file to get to the monarch
Fischer vs Auner, 1960 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 1-0 QxQd8 KxQ, Nxf7+ forks R
B Stokes vs Bett, 1974 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

S-M G Declinded (B21) A nice selection of forks w/Bxf2+
Petterson vs E Larsson, 1963 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1A pinned N does not defend
Moller vs Krasborg, 1987 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1 The Siberian Trap
G Rohit vs K Szabo, 2001 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1 Siberian Trap
Dick Sorensen vs J M Nielsen, 2012 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1 Siberian Trap
W Byrne vs R Rozycki, 1992 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 1-0 Sweet c7 royal attack
P De Bortoli vs B Smaraglay, 1993
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Morphy G. Andreaschek G (B21) 1-0 6 P's met by Bxf7+
G Welling vs Brinkhorst, 1980 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 (B22) 1-0 10 move smothered mate using pin
I A Horowitz vs Plankart, 1958 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 10 moves, 1-0

Delayed Sicilian Alapin 3.c3 Unpin miniature in 8 moves, 1-0
B Thelen vs NN, 1930 
(B30) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin (B22) 0-1 B & N+ attack c2, Ke1
Zakar vs Szabo, 1933 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 Barmen Def Central Exch (B22) Common trap
S Noorda vs J Sibe, 1965 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 14 moves, 1-0

Sic Closed Chameleon Var (B23) 0-1 Miniature: Smothered Mate
Marjanovic vs I Zhivanov, 1946 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 6 moves, 0-1

Miniature found in "The Massive Book of Chess" shows 9...Bh3!
P A Rasmussen vs E Brondum, 1995 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Chameleon Var (B23) 1-0 Smothered Mate
Anand vs NN, 1993 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Closed (B23) 0-1 Whipped from the opening bell
Pachman vs Najdorf, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. 3.Bb5 Traditional (B25) 0-1Remove the Defender
L Ptacnikova vs H Steingrimsson, 2015 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) White N is immune from capture
V Sejkora vs G Ringoir, 2007 
(B27) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) Excellent Knight Sac
I De Los Santos vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1990 
(B27) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Sicilian, Nimzowitsch. Closed (B29) 0-1 Siberian Trap variation
P F Johner vs Tartakower, 1928 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 15 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian (B30) 0-1 Free pawn decoy invites royal fork
Kretschmer vs Keller-Hermann, 1950 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian (B30) Here's another common unpin you should know
G Schnitzler vs Hardung, 1862 
(B30) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)Discovery becomes royal fork
L Dambo vs V Pejnovic, 1994 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Semi-smothered attack, potential discovered attack
Bjesman vs Minosjan, 1982 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

A different way to remove the king as defender of the queen
Smirin vs Y Afek, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 0-1Pawn grab, Q fork in the shooting gallery
B Quanrud vs J Readey, 1984
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 0-1

Game 55 in Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B30) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0 Nc7
G Schebler vs Marcel Becker, 2001 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Bxf7+ followed by Ne6 winning the Q or mating the K
L Mischke vs Miarczynski, 1981 
(B32) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Set up for a big hurt double discovered check
Hardesty vs Lee Koppe, 1982 
(B32) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Embarrassing smothered mate
J McGrouther vs Robert McCann, 1893 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Smothered Mate in 6 moves
Granter vs Haily, 1984 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Unique Q trap
J Hart vs Silman, 1991 
(B32) Sicilian, 15 moves, 0-1

G C Reichhelm & W P Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, 1898, p.107
D G Baird vs H Voigt, 1896 
(B32) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sic Lasker-Pelikan (B33) Developing B w/a single threat=blunder
Jakowlew vs Chalmanski, 1984 
(B33) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Smothered Mate in Eight Moves
Margave vs NN, 1976 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Sic Paulsen-Basman Def (B40) 1-0 P blockade restricts, supports
J Segovia vs H Martin, 1986 
(B40) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Four Knights (B40) 1-0 She can't take the Ra1
Powell vs Nagel, 1985 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian O'Kelly, Normal, Kan Line (B41) 1-0 Nxe6 opens door
G Marco vs Maroczy, 1905 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern(B42) 0-1 If you take, then I take
J K Singh vs M Christian, 1986 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 0-1

Dim kNight and Bishop trap Black's Queen on d8!?
Hector vs J Vidarsson, 1996 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen Var (B44) 0-1 Look before you grab!
D Mardle vs N Gaprindashvili, 1965 
(B44) Sicilian, 14 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B45) 1-0 Nd5 is coming
Spielmann vs B Stupan, 1934 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Four Knights (B45) 0-1 The Black kNight kicks hard
B Richter vs Tarrasch, 1883 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen American Attack (B45) 0-1 Up a piece
Gunsberg vs Blackburne, 1881 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 13 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, 4Knights Var (B45) 0-1 Don't QUIT! BS became a WC
Spassky vs Rodgaisky, 1948 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 N&B trap royalty at home
M S Tseitlin vs I Taimanov, 1981 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 1-0 N sac brings in 2nd N
P Petrovic vs S Lamoureux, 1989 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

White's Nc6 has caused problems for Black
A Karklins vs A Sandrin, 1990 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B48) 1-0 Odd trap
P Dely vs L Szollosi Sr, 1963 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Modern Var (B50) 1-0 Not sure what Black was thinking
Apra vs Furini, 1980 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Classical (B56) 1-0 Smothered N+ on 6th nets Black Q
E Szalanczy vs A Wallner, 1982 
(B56) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Classical (B56) 0-1 Stampedes on the wings
Aevski vs Tal, 1952 
(B56) Sicilian, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Modern ML (B57) LC usually gives the tactics lesson
E Lubarsky vs L Christiansen, 1982 
(B57) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon (B70) 1-0 Famous Wayward kNight Trap
V Borsony vs A Laustsen, 1956 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. Polugayevsky Var (B96) 1-0 Dbl B Sacs, # on d-file
Keene vs J N Sugden, 1961  
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1-0

BDG Lemberger CG. Simple Variation (D00) 1-0 Discovered # in 8!
E J Diemer vs NN, 1979 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

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

BDG Lamb Def (D00) 1-0 Ode to "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow
E J Diemer vs F Lamb, 1947 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

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

Uncommon (unsound) Q pawn opening; Double checkmate miniature
Lietsch vs Van Minden, 1957 
(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: Gedult Gambit (D00) 1-0 Reinfeld #
Erdos vs Lichtner, 1922 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 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

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

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

QGD Chigorin Variation (D02) 0-1 Another offside knight
D Brown vs J Dykes, 1980 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

QP Game Zukertort Variation (D02) 1-0 nKight fork
H Caro vs Lasker, 1890 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

QP Krause Variation (D02) 1-0 Threats on both sides
Alekhine vs A Kaufmann, 1918 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 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) 0-1 Pesky knight
E Steigum vs J Acers, 2011 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 0-1

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

Anti-Colle with Bishop Sac line
J Sanjuan vs Lenderman, 2004 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Game 91 in 'Three Hundred Chess Games' by Siegbert Tarrasch.
Tarrasch vs G Irion, 1887 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Discovered attack nabs Q LPDO
T Mantia vs R Shirley Jr, 1981 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Discovery traps Black queen
S Steller vs Reig, 1982 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 7 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Black wastes tempos
M Haslinger vs T Schulz, 1996 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 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 Na4 traps Q
Brahn vs Rugamer, 1987 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Spurious!? Interesting Q trap w/Black castled, White isn't.
Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Offside knight vacates qside
A N Other vs F Wenman, 1938 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Underpromotion
Korody vs Bologh, 1933 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Smothered Mate
D Miller vs Peterson, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08) 0-1 Giveaway
H Dietz vs G Kadas, 1987 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Royal fork makes use of pawn pin that can no longer defend
K B Finn vs W C Palmer, 1903 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

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

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var. Advance System (D15) 0-1, 14 moves
Z Sturua vs S Atalik, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 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

Counter attack knocks Przepiorka out of 1st place
Przepiorka vs A Cheron, 1928 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 0-1

This is game #4638 in Laszlo Polgar's Chess brick
S Nadel vs I Margulis, 1932 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 1-0

QGA Central Var 3.e4 e5 McDonnell Def (D20) 0-1 3En prise wins
Owen vs Burn, 1874 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

Queen sacrifice is a distraction for Legall's Mate
Twigg vs E Gray, 1947 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Mannheim Var (D23)1-0 12 move stunner
Sajtar vs Sliwa, 1947 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

QGA Smyslov Var (D25) 1-0 Common trap Bxf7+ followed by Ng5+
B Wall vs R Gantt, 1978 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

QGD Tarrasch Def. Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30) 1-0 Always check for +s
Wiersma vs Euwe, 1920 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Harry Nelson Pillsbury (1872-1906)
Pillsbury vs NN, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Q's Knight Var(D31) 1-0 Great Greco's Mate
S P Johnston vs Marshall, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def, Schara G (D32) 1-0 4 consecutive pawn captures!
D Fidlow vs A Maier, 1959 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Prague Var (D33) 0-1 That loose horse will kick
P N Wallis vs Wade, 1959 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 0-1

Petrosian falls for a petty trap in the QGD
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1949 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

QGD. Harrwitz Attack (D37) 1-0Philidor's Legacy Nf7# is coming!
Ribli vs Chandler, 1982 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

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

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

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 0-1 Exchange leaves LPDO Ng5
Bathelt vs Leutz, 1957 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Main Line (D63) 0-1 Not thinking of his next move
A Sacconi vs G Ferrantes, 1933
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

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

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

Sicilian, Classical (B57) 1-0 Hit f7 or it's defender!
C Zuidema vs H Ree, 1967 
(B56) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Classical Variation(B56) 1-0Windmill+ nabs R
B Wall vs Morales, 1974 
(B56) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

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

SicRichter-Rauzer (B60) Both White Knights occupy Black thrones
G Kluger vs Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) The Black queen has nowhere to hide
C B van den Berg vs J H Donner, 1965 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 13 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Najdorf (B94) The Black Q pays for snatching b-pawn
Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2010 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Scheveningen Var. English Attack (B80) 0-1 16...Nc3!
S Sarno vs E Arlandi, 1999 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 18 moves, 0-1

17. Nd5!! offers the Knight to attack the weakend castled King
Sznapik vs O Foisor, 1982 
(B83) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Art of attack by intruding knights and opening lines!
M Sibarevic vs Bukic, 1976 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B83) 1-0Looked easy for youth
Judit Polgar vs H Ree, 1989 
(B83) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam (B93) 1-0 K walk, Q run
G Ligterink vs R Henley, 1978
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 40 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 N sac for a pawn fork fails
Mohishunder vs Cochrane, 1853
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 14 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense (B00) 0-1 Neat Queen trap threatens mate
Bamber vs R Chranowski, 1986 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Two consecutive humdinger N sacrifices
E Bhend vs E Schneiders, 1985 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

From Fred Reinfeld's "Great Short Games of the Chess Masters"
Kiss vs G Barcza, 1934 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def., Advance Var (B00) 0-1 Knt invasion miniature
D Sherborne vs D Wake, 1857 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: Borg Gambit (B00) 0-1 Deflect the Defender
H Guennewig vs H Alber, 1988 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Defense: Declined (B00) 1-0 Q trap in a crowd
Amberger vs Sprecher, 1924 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Marshall Var (B01) 1-0 Nice, see notes
Timman vs M Ahmed Bakali, 1974 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 1-0

Scandi, Panov Transfer (B01) 0-1 Black gives Legal's Mate
NN vs P Krueger, 1920 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 0-1

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

Scandinavian: Kiel Variation (B01) 0-1 Queen Trap
J U Trippe vs B Skonieczna, 1988 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian, Marshall Variation (B01) 0-1 W has 2 LPDOs
C Hilton vs A Hollis, 1963 
(B01) Scandinavian, 17 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: Gambit (B01) 0-1 4 Black pieces hone in
Siggens vs Philips, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def. Marshall Variation (B01) 1-0 Smothered Q
G Malbran vs D Lanza-Fernandez, 2004 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian, Panov Transfer (B01) 0-1 Too many W pawn moves
R Sieberg vs B Stanescu, 1987 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) 1-0 Unpin -> f7#, Just Take It
Balode vs Sondore, 1965 
(B01) Scandinavian, 7 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 0-1 Where r u going now?
Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: Modern Var (B01) 1-0 Common Qside trap
Pavlov vs D Dragos, 1987 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Main Lines. Mieses Var (B01) 1-0 Giveaway
G Pankov vs S L Galakhov, 1986 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Main Lines. Mieses (B01) 1-0 Two en prise
Garbap vs I Berezovsky, 1988 
(B01) Scandinavian, 12 moves, 1-0

Cnt Cntr 4.Be2 6.Bf3 (B01) 0-1 Nxc2+, gets worse
F Krticka vs J Dobias, 1913 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 0-1

Center Counter 3...Qa5 Trap fighting for c7
Wiesel vs Weigel, 1923 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 (B01) 1-0 Pin Nc6 & Discovery traps Q w/Nxc7+
G Abrahams vs W R Thomas, 1923 
(B01) Scandinavian, 7 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 4.b4 Leonhardt Gambit (B01) 1-0 Sac attack!
J Raoux vs J Du Mont, 1913 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 0-1 Nxf2 Dbl Discovery Combo
W J Taylor vs N R McDonald, 2015
(B01) Scandinavian, 17 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Qd8 Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 Unpin, Bb5+, Nf7#
J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Two Pawn Attack (B02) 1-0 "book" trap
H Borochow vs Fine, 1932 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Brooklyn Var (B02) 1-0 c2 attack backfires
Pillsbury vs E Chatard, 1900 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: (Not) Normal Var (B02) 0-1 Reinfeld # puzzle
J Rabinovich vs Levenfish, 1927 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def., Scandi Var. Geschev Gambit (B02) 0-1 Legall's #
NN vs G Geshev, 1935 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Maroczy Var (B02) 0-1 Beware same side B&N
J Lastovicka vs F Vykydal, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 12 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Saemisch Attack (B02) 0-1 Lost horse regardless
U Voigt vs Pribyl, 1996 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian (B02) 1-0 Bxf7+ Unpin Ng5+
S Ritvin vs E Z Rabin, 2006 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Normal (B02) 1-0 Misplaced K; pile on the pin
E Steiner vs Colle, 1926 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

#5 in Lombardy's "Modern Chess Opening Traps"
G Gibbs vs L Schmid, 1968 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Alekhine Defense: Normal (B03) 0-1Failed pin gives away 2 pawns
T J Pirttimaki vs Chekhov, 1983 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Balogh Variation (B03) 1-0 Q threats
F M Wren vs Sprow, 1944 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern Larsen 5..Nd7 6.Nxf7 (B04) 1/2- 8.c4 risky
I A Nataf vs A Hauchard, 2001 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 9 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen, Miles Line (B04) 1-0 N+ robs pin
O Johannesson vs H Haga, 2012 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 13 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen-Haakert (B04) 1-0Pin game clincher
B Al-Hajiri vs M Hamal, 2014 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 15 moves, 1-0

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

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

Pirc Defense (B06) 1-0 White N baits Black Q into snare
J E Richardson vs A Eva, 1939 
(B07) Pirc, 13 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard (B06) 1-0 Bxf7+ vs both Ns developed
J Sylvan vs A Flaata, 1994 
(B06) Robatsch, 10 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Roscher Gambit (B07) 1-0 Discovery + coming
J Roscher vs S Plath, 1989 
(B07) Pirc, 10 moves, 1-0

Pirc Classical Two Knights (B08) 0-1 Ns are a pain in the @$$
N E Povah vs Nunn, 1977 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 19 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Classical. 2Knights (B08) 0-1 Ruin the K's shield
Schiffler vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 16 moves, 0-1

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

Caro-Kann: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 W wins the knight
Tartakower vs M Ellinger, 1944 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 13 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

The author of the book "White to Play and Win"
W Adams vs G Kramer, 1946 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange Var (B13) 1-0 Unpin wins material
Ziganovic vs Laketic, 1980 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 7 moves, 1-0

(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0 Q caught grabbing Ps
Botvinnik vs Spielmann, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Checks trap Black Q
W Schmidt vs C Maalouf, 1961 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann: Main Line (B15) 0-1 Watch out for Q+ if c-pawn moved
NN vs Carlos Torre, 1928 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense (B15) 1-0 kNights love to eat pawns
A Karpatchev vs R Oney, 2006 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 10 moves, 1-0

Q+ another Q+ & fork LPDO B in the shooting gallery
A Sira vs N Zahonova-Konopkova, 1993 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 7 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Forgacs NxNf6 (B15) 1-0 Know this mate pattern
A Fuderer vs J H Donner, 1952 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 17 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov Var (B17) 1-0 Smothered mate
A Dzurny vs S Saul, 1989 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

Quick smothered mate making use of the pin
C R Gurnhill vs W H Banks, 1962 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 6 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation (B17) 1-0 Royal family fork
A Vooremaa vs Lvik, 1962 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

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

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

Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Fianchetto Def (B21) 1-0 Stunner!
L Dubeck vs R Weinstein, 1958 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def Central Exchange (B22) 1-0 K walk
R Brieger vs G Kane, 1962 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Grand Prix Attack (B23) Black's Q is trapped
Favela vs D Ohlhausen, 1974 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Old Sicilian (B30) 0-1 Unaware
Mohishunder vs Cochrane, 1850 
(B30) Sicilian, 16 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 N penetration
Anand vs G Fernandez, 2001
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 56: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
H Walkerling vs Hanssen, 1928 
(B40) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Var (B41) 1-0 Charging Ns
V S Spasov vs Khurtsidze, 2001 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Wing Attack (B43) 1-0 Nxe6, K walk, P mate
K McDonald vs V Yanovsky, 2011 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Nxe6 sac
Rublevsky vs E Vorobiov, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer Var (B60) 1-0 Penetrating Ns
Chester vs Salvador, 1977 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Main Line (B99) 1-0 En prise Ns for dinner
J R G del Nogal vs Sidi Mohamed Tajedine, 2016 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 19 moves, 1-0

French / Owen Defense (C00) 1-0 She shouldn't have been there
K V Chernyshov vs Andrejew, 1982 
(C00) French Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

French / Owen Defense (C00) 1-0 Simultaneous pin & fork
Chigorin vs A Skipworth, 1883 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 1-0 Qxh7+ Spearhead
Zhao Zong-Yuan vs Brian Thomas, 2001
(C00) French Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

French Exchange Variation (C01) 0-1 Surprising Nxg2 wins
J Novkovic vs N Zhukova, 2013 
(C01) French, Exchange, 22 moves, 0-1

Albin CG / French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 0-1 K walk
D Black vs S Rukovci, 2001 
(C01) French, Exchange, 16 moves, 0-1

French Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0 B Sac, N Outpost
B Wall vs H Murtaugh, 1971 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1 Make a bigger threat
H Nishimura vs M Wiedenkeller, 1982 
(C02) French, Advance, 12 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Guimard Def. ML (C04) 0-1Royal Discovery+
NN vs Ross, 1974 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 12 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres (C07) 0-1 Q pin & fork
Kmoch vs T Ellison, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 0-1 N sac!
M Vavulin vs Morozevich, 2014 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1Bxf2+ Decoy N+ Unpin
Westerhuis vs Vinagre, 1989 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 10 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

French, Normal Variation (C10) 1-0 Fianchetto creates weakness
A Kinoshita vs D Jegaden, 2008 
(C10) French, 7 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def(C10) 1-0R decoy sac wins a P
Anand vs N Sulava, 2004 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Another fatal Nge7 w/Greek Gift
K Blom vs Niels Jensen, 1934 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Black's Q Trapped!
F Perrin vs NN, 1883 
(C11) French, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Efim Bogoljubov (1889-1952) gives the Greek gift
Bogoljubov vs NN, 1952 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

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

How to Win Chess Games Quickly by Fred Reinfeld
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer Variation (C15) 1-0 Greedy Q trap
Szily vs Wloch, 1943 
(C15) French, Winawer, 9 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 1-0 Freebie or Forking N+
B Wall vs F Aparasi, 1973 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 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. Advance Variation (C19) 0-1 BF's Q is trapped!
Fischer vs J Dedinsky, 1964 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 17 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Breyer Var (C29) 1-0 Boden's Mate threat
Marmorosh vs Polani, 1928 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 Devestating Discovered+
Lasker vs J M Hanham, 1901 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Urusov Gambit (C42) 1-0 White whips Black
L G L Copp vs R Kerr, 1944 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Four Knts Game: Italian. Noa Gambit Nxe4 (C46) 0-1 Ns w/issues
Lenzerk vs Lasker, 1913 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

Italian Game (C50) 1-0 Good to know miniature w/Legall's Mate
A Cheron vs Jeanloz, 1929 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 8 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Italian Var (C50) 0-1 Notes by JHB
NN vs Blackburne, 1871  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

Italian Game (C50) 1-0 Miniature: Move pieces, not pawns!
Hartlaub vs H Rosenbaum, 1892 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 6 moves, 1-0

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

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

Italian, Schilling-Kostic Gambit (C50) 0-1 Running won't help
Kozelek vs Holzmann, 1929 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 8 moves, 0-1

Italian (C50) 0-1 Typical attack, first smothered mate
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

It's good to copy Capablanca, right?
Capablanca vs NN, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian (C50) 1-0 The old center pawn fork trick pays off big!
R Kohoutova vs K Stodolova, 1995 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian Game, Delayed Fried Liver Attack (C50) 1-0 Dovetail #
P Vasic vs D Ristovski, 2003 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

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

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

Italian Game: Rousseau G / Latvian G (C50) 1-0Unique semi-smoth
H G Gunderam vs A Grava, 1970 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Piano, Black Fishin' Pole(C50) 13 moves, 0-1 Q decoy sac
Schwartz vs Hartlaub, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo d3, Bg5 (C50) 0-1 Black rolls Kside
F W Grabill vs D H Mugridge, 1922 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Italian Game 4.0-0 (C50) 1-0 Q sacrifice for unique P mate
O Bernstein vs NN, 1932 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 1-0 Q sac, Double Check-mate!
H Helms vs O Tenner, 1942 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

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

Evans Gambit. Slow Var (C52) 1-0 Q grabs P, gets trapped
Gunsberg vs Steinitz, 1891 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Italian, Evans Gambit. Pierce Def (C52) 1-0 The ol' N bite
B Lilly vs P Pritt, 1984 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian, Evans Gambit. Pierce Def (C52) 1-0 N on 6th, Pin
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1851 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Italian: Classical Greco Gambit Mason Gambit (C53) miniature
Alekhine vs NN, 1911 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Center Holding Var (C53) 1-0 Bc4, Ng5, Qh5
Brychta vs Botur, 1951 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

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

Giuoco Piano for Black - Force a draw in the Moeller Attack
Short vs Karpov, 1989 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: 2 Knights Def (C55) 0-1 Reinfeld puzzle
J Smith vs G H Derrickson, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

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

Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Spearhead into smothered mate
B Hoffmann vs E Heilmann, 1904 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch G. Max Lange Attack Long Var (C55) 1-0 12.fxg7 is book
H B Goodman vs O Bain, 1949 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 7 of last 8 are check
Hartlaub vs Lasker, 1904 
(C56) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 K walk
A Z Kapengut vs Antoshin, 1965 
(C56) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

White gives all his pieces a job to do
H Steiner vs NN, 1945 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

2Knights Def. Traxler Cntrattack N sac line (C57) 0-1 Wrangled
Estrin vs Jiri Nun, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

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

Two Knights Defense. Traxler Counterattack Knight sac line (C57
E Spicakova vs R Walter, 1978 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack K March line (C57) 0-1
C M Grider vs F Pratt, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. Lolli Attack (C57) 1-0 Spearhead
E Schiller vs Busch, 1970 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Black K moves 5X
D Weir vs J Messenger, 1951 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def Bishop Check line (C58) 0-1 Pins
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C58) Two Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish Game: Cozio Def (C60) 1-0 Legal's Mate variant
Benjafield vs Wippell, 1938 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 A Tour de Force!!
V Kahn vs Hartlaub, 1916 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Spanish Steinitz Defense (C62) 1-0 A Knight on the 6th...
L Schmid vs Welz, 1945 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Schliemann Def (C63) 0-1 Greek gift, 19 moves
C T Goering vs J Minckwitz, 1871 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
A Bollengier vs F Babar, 1993 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def. Dyckhoff Var (C63) 1-0 Open lines
V Liberzon vs A Geller, 1960 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Spanish Cordel Gambit (C64) 1-0 Robbing the pin smothers the Q
Vasiukov vs S Giterman, 1960 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 8 moves, 1-0

Spanish Classical. Cordel Gambit (C64) 0-1 2SpeculativeBlk Sacs
N Padevsky vs H Messing, 1973 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Defense. Beverwijk Var (C65) 0-1 Sac to expose
Hoffmann vs Lambert, 1947 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Defense. Beverwijk Var (C65) 0-1 Ng4, Qh4, Ba6
NN vs G Sewell, 1951 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Defense. Beverwijk Var (C65) 0-1 Ng4, Qh4, Ba6
A Hobbis vs A Cooper, 1952 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 mini: Mortimer Trap
R C Griffith vs NN, 1888 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl+
A Ambanelli vs R Frith, 1981 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 11 moves, 1-0

Great Moves Never Made: 19.Ne4-d6!!
Short vs Timman, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

The horses save White's bacon
Bogoljubov vs H Mueller, 1934 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 15 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 0-1 Odd pawns
N Karaklajic vs G Pfeiffer, 1957 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def Siesta Var (C74) 0-1Gem
Reti vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

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

Capablanca miniature: Q sacrifice (if accepted) allows Bxf7#.
Capablanca vs L B Meyer, 1908 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO
J Vetemaa vs O Niemi, 1996 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

Spanish, Open Variation (C80) 0-1 Q forks LPDO & Mating square
V G Kirillov vs Taimanov, 1947 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 12 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Open. Riga Variation (C80) 1-0 Boden's # miniature
Pandolfini vs NN, 1970 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 15 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open (C80) 1-0 in 9 moves. Bd5 forks pair of LPDO Ns
D Andrae vs T Winckelmann, 1989 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. Riga Var (C80) 0-1 Bxh2+ discovery nabs LPDO Q
S Osborne vs J M Garcia, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 11 moves, 0-1

Spanish Open Variation(C80) 0-1 Qg4 is a bad spot in open games
J A Congdon vs H Hosmer, 1874 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 14 moves, 0-1

A knight on the rim is dim, it's chances are slim!
Fischer vs J Terrone, 1964 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 17 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

*Torre Attack 3...Ne4 Gossip Var(D03) 1-0 8.NxN frozen pawn pin
B Modr vs J Cesal, 1995 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 7 moves, 1-0

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

Zukertort/Rubinstein Opening (D05) 0-1 Stunning interference
M Shereshevsky vs Kupreichik, 1976 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Accepted (D20) 1-0 Bf3 skewer coming
H K Mattison vs Tartakower, 1926 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

QGA. Old Variation (D20) 1-0 RxNf6 Removes the Guard
Ahues vs W Von Holzhausen, 1926 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

QGA Showalter Var (D29) 1-0 18.Nxf7 causes capitulation
Ujtelky vs E Rohan, 1954 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Bxf2+, Ng4+, Common Q Trap
Veitch vs J Penrose, 1950 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Don't rook yourself
V David vs G Kacheishvili, 2001 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

two horses to market-to mate.
Gelfand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Game 102, Black is OK! by Andras Adorjan
P Petran vs Adorjan, 1985 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 0-1

QID Capablanca Var (E16) 1-0 W is up the exchange plus a pawn
Euwe vs Colle, 1929 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 13 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Kmoch Variation (E20) 0-1 Thunderbolt!
R Saeidi vs A Roghani, 2001
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 11 moves, 0-1

Fox hunt-watch the chase of the king
T C Fox vs Timman, 1970 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Var (E34) 0-1 Unusual mate
Vandette vs B Wall, 1976 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 12 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 0-1Counterattack
S Gichurkin vs K Petrosian, 2006
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 11 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Huebner. Rubinstein Var (E42) 0-1 Smothered #
Reshevsky vs R Margolit, 1968 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 9 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: St. Petersburg (E43) 0-1Minors in the mid
V Mikenas vs Spassky, 1962 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense (E46) 1-0 Protected unpin wins a pawn
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 9 moves, 1-0

'When I Paint My Masterpiece' is a Bob Dylan song.
Y A Zimmerman vs Z Erdelyi, 2001 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox Positional Defense Closed Line (E94) 0-1 B skewer
E Vladimirov vs Chekhov, 1975 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 11 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Venice Attack (B56) 1-0 Pawn #
P Martinez Rodriguez vs M Luque Ibanes, 2001 
(B56) Sicilian, 15 moves, 1-0

Z Radojevic vs Bagirov, 1973 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian Game 3...h6?!, 5...Bd6?! (C50) 1-0 Amateur waxing
A Setiabudi vs R Clarkson, 2012
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

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