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QThee Queen is Mean Vol. I so says Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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When the great Paul Morphy was not checkmating the opposing king, he was often gunning down the queen; royalty was his constant target. That fellow could hunt!

These games are queen traps or queen zaps, smothered mates and other Q sacrifices, Q vs. Q, perpetual checks, etc. One queen or the other gives it or gets it.

The shorter games at the top of each ECO code tend to be where the Queen has collected the scalp of a mouse pilfering cheese. As the games get longer, there is more variety.

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

NID Huebner Var (E41) 1/2-1/2 Classic Q Stalemate of Cornered K
Portisch vs L Lengyel, 1964 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vienna Game: Stanley Var(C26) 1-0 3 possible checkmate patterns
Fischer vs M McDermott, 1964 
(C26) Vienna, 17 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game: Parham Attack (C20) 1-0, 3 move blunder
E Schiller vs H Pack, 1969 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 3 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

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

K Pawn Game resembles Damiano's Def (C20) 1-0 Q sac, P#
Alekhine vs NN, 1936 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

The pawn was poisoned; Queen check and fork LPDO
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical Var. Center Attack (C53) 1-0Q&B battery
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 1-0

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

Vienna Game: Stanley Var (C26) 0-1 Pawn moves pay off!
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C26) Vienna, 9 moves, 0-1

A quick queen trap w/aid of a pin. Gambiteers must know this!
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 8 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

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

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0 Bxf7+ traps Q
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

How not to play the Kings Gambit. Scholar's Mate variation
N Tchinenoff vs R Maillard, 1925 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 4 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit (C30) 0-1 White must develop, not accept
M Torre vs B Wall, 1971 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 4 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1/2- Q sac for Stalemate
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

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

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Puzzling end -- overlooked zwischenzug
G Welling vs R Douven, 1982 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Resembles Damiano's Defense w/a Qmate
B Wall vs D Ferguson, 1989 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Game 25: The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
NN vs Beis, 1940 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Steiner Gambit (C31) 1-0 Mated while having 2 queens aboard
Sanders vs NN, 1910 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

She's Walled In
B Wall vs H S Hsieh, 1988 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 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

KGA Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 GT2K Q Trap
D Baretic vs Uremovic, 1957 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 18 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Abbazia Defense (C36) 0-1, 7 moves!
J Aulin-Jansson vs E Lie, 2006 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 7 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

KGA Abbazia Defense (C36) 0-1 Minors chase K, trap Q
P Larsson vs Englund, 1942 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

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

KG Accepted. Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (C37) 1-0 Q trap & mate in 1
B Wall vs L Chapman, 1973 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 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

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

Chess variants /King's Gambit (000) 1-0 Pin wins again
W G Ward vs H Browne, 1874 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Bird's Opening/Chess variants (000) 1-0 Really quite beautiful
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Beautiful Skewer, Bxf2+ Decoy, NxN+ removes guard, Q falls!
H McMahon vs Marshall, 1897 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 7 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit (C44) 0-1, 11 moves blunder
P Rossi vs A Guerra, 2005 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

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

-Ponziani Opening- 1-0, 7 moves; pin the Q
Sturell vs NN, 1956 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 7 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

Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Legall's Mate
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 (C45) 1-0 Common mini when fianchetto B bites the dust
B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch 4...Qh4 Black's queen is trapped in 8 moves
P Frazer vs Taubenhaus, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 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 (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 (C50) 1-0 Good to know miniature w/Legal's Mate
A Cheron vs Jeanloz, 1929 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 8 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62) 0-1 Half-open g-file
NN vs Breithaupt, 1942 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

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

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

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 1-0 Q trap using Bxf7+
Falkbeer vs Zytogorski, 1856 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted Schlechter Defense (C21) 0-1 Pin power
NN vs L Svenonius, 1913 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 0-1

Another Qc6 pinned by Bb5!
Barnett vs Eastwood, 1949 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

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

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

Double queen sac before move twenty. What else need be said?
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

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

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

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Classical (C21) 1-0 Nxh7+ deflection
M Bier vs S Ricardo-Rocamora, 1876 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

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

DGA, Copenhagen Def. (C21) 1-0 Putting out fires with gasoline.
Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0Pretty Discovered#
Denker vs Gonzalez, 1945 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese CG (C23) 0-1 White Q attacks alone
Otto vs Von Der Lasa, 1839 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

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. Steinitz Gambit (C25) 1-0 Stunning K hunt
Blackburne vs NN, 1894 
(C25) Vienna, 17 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 Nadorf's Knife was SHARP!!
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 1-0

Zukertort sacs a queen, starts a chase, and mates on the 5th!
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 1-0

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

Vienna Gambit ML (C29) 1-0 Q raids; marvelous escape
J Krejcik vs Vidmar, 1906 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. ML (C29) 1-0 Chaotic battlefield w/Q threats
J Krejcik vs F Klar, 1907 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Variation (C29) 0-1 Sneaky Q sac comin'
E Schallopp vs Blackburne, 1886 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 29 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 Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 SuperNezh shows his stuff
Samsonov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1929 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

KG Declined. Classical Var (C30) 0-1 Blindfolded; Pin the Q
Blackburne vs J P Lea, 1890 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 0-1

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

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 1-0 Early Black Q trap
J L Koster vs B Hoareau, 2014 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

KG Falkbeer CG. Staunton Line (C31) 0-1 Note by JHB; Fab finish
NN vs Blackburne, 1894  
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

KG Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 1-0 Reinfeld's puzzle
Blackburne vs H E Price, 1906 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32) 1-0 Q sac to promo
Bronstein vs N Moyse, 1990
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CoG. Charousek G Accepted(C32) 1-0Trade off up a piece
W Schoenau vs W Voss, 1990
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

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

Master Bronstein al rescate del humano
Bronstein vs M20, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

A brilliant attacking game by Shirov in the Muzio Gambit!
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Greco Gambit Calabrese Gambit (C38) 1-0 King walk
Staunton vs NN, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Double N Sacrifice & Q Sac -- as good as it gets!
W Napier vs NN, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 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 Counter Attack!
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Great queen sac and king hunt (and great pun, too)
J Matschego vs Falkbeer, 1853 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Greco Variation (C40) 0-1, 10 moves discovery
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Damiano Defense Chigorin Gambit (C40) 1/2-1/2 Hairy game!
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 1-0 Overworked
Alekhine vs P Braumann, 1940 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

K Pawn McConnell Defense (C40) 1-0 Qf6 is a common trap square
Koltanowski vs W Nolan, 1960 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 0-1 The hangin' queen mate
Dupre vs Carlos Torre, 1927 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

Qd7 is not the Opera House game
Kolisch vs Geake, 1860 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

The Most Remarkable Pursuit Of The Back Rank Mate
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42) 1-0Logical, crushing drive
J Cervenka vs NN, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 0-1 Q pawn grab gets trapped
Jobava vs Grischuk, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

Ponziani Opening: Jaenisch Counterattk (C44) 1-0 Legall's # run
L Bachmann vs Kunstmann, 1899 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 12 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
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 En passant promotes, pins
Morphy vs Hart, 1854 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4...Qh4 Modern Defense (C45) 1-0 Reti's Mate
Maczuski vs Kolisch, 1864 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Horwitz Attack (C45) 1-0 Scorching dual K walks
K Wight vs M Barron, 2009
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 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 Black Q trapped
F Harms vs J L Moeckel, 1998 
(C46) Three Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

4Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C47) 1-0 Back2Back Blunders
D Frank vs M Backes, 2004 
(C47) Four Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Var (C48) 1-0 Boden's #
Ed. Lasker vs F Englund, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

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

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

Italian Game (C50) 0-1 3 minors mate king w/aid of Q & R sacs
NN vs W Curran, 1876 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

Italian Game (C50) 0-1 Demolition on kingside
V Knorre vs Chigorin, 1874 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Old game; Qd5 fork is coming
G Neumann vs Mayet, 1865 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 0-1 Notes by Dr. Tarrasch
W Pollock vs Lasker, 1895  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Goering Attack (C51) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Blackburne vs Mr. L, 1886  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (C52) 0-1 Discovery on K&Q
Marshall vs S Shapiro, 1944 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit Pierce Def (C52) 0-1 How weird finishes come about
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

p. 29; Impact of Genius : 500 years of Grandmaster Chess
Staunton vs Cochrane, 1842 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 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

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

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

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

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Ne6 traps Dd8
W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 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 Gambit Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0Brilliant smothered#
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

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

-Two Knights Def Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit- 1-0, 20 moves, Q sac
B Knorr vs L Simchen, 1990 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

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

White dares an early Q sacrifice against a Two Knights defense
Van der Wiel vs S Ernst, 2004 
(C58) Two Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. (C60) 0-1 Dbl R sacs, Greco's Mate
NN vs Burn, 1866 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish Schliemann Def. Dyckhoff Var (C63) 1-0 Q sac
Y Kryvoruchko vs K Shirazi, 2007 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 61 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish, Classical. Central Var (C64) 1-0 Pawn rampage, Q sac
G Neumann vs J Schulten, 1865 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 16 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Bully Q Deflection
Duras vs H Wolf, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 CrazyLikeAFox
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1901 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Norwegian Var (C70) 0-1, 21 moves, Q+
A Matanovic vs J H Donner, 1965 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Defense (C78) 1-0 Backrank Q sac similar to PM!
J Finnegan vs R P Allen, 1948 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open Variation (C80) 1-0, 12 moves interference w/+
Y Quesada Perez vs Y Salaun, 2008 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 12 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

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

Spanish Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 0-1Pills take time to absorb
Euwe vs Smyslov, 1948 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 42 moves, 0-1

St. George Def (B00) 0-1 Bizarre. Both sides sac Qs to promote.
L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian Advance 3.e5 (B00) 1-0 Bold Q sac
S Smagin vs Sahovic, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

Scandinavian, Kiel Var (B01) 1-0 2 many Black N moves, Q trapd
Tartakower vs Marshall, 1907 
(B01) Scandinavian, 48 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 Def: Panov Transfer (B01) 1-0 Brilliant f7 attack
S Zagrebelny vs A Ponyi, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Anderssen Counterattack (B01) 0-1 Pin, Q trap
A Lisenko vs T Voronova, 1978 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def: Marshall Var (B01) 1-0 Sudden Q trap
A Istratescu vs I Frosinos, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

One of Teichmann's famous games: Q sac destroys last defender
Teichmann vs NN, 1914 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

Three Moves!!! Have a look at the kibitz to see what happened.
Lindemann vs Echtermeyer, 1893  
(B01) Scandinavian, 3 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def., Scandinavian Var (B02) 0-1 White is BUTT UGLY
M Kislov vs Gipslis, 1970 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Saemisch Attack (B02) 1-0 Mate in 1 Rebuked
B Verlinsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern Var (B04) 1-0 Q shocker; N fork awaits
Hort vs S Buecker, 1987 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 17 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

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

Open Sicilian, 5.Bf4 pawn fork decoys the bishop into Q+ & fork
NN vs Pandolfini, 1967 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 6 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense (B06) 1-0 White N baits Black Q into snare
Richardson vs Euwe, 1939 
(B06) Robatsch, 13 moves, 1-0

Modern/Hippo Defense (B06) 1-0 Battle shifts Kside to Qside
Piket vs K Bischoff, 2001
(B06) Robatsch, 46 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Byrne Var (B07) 1-0 Hit from all sides
I Kurnosov vs M Dzhumaev, 2008 
(B07) Pirc, 15 moves, 1-0

Pirc, Kholmov System (B07) 1-0 Bold queen sacrifice on move 7!
Short vs R Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Chinese Variation (B07) 1-0 The Chinese Immortal
Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense (B07) 1-0 N, then Q sac opens the center
N Fercec vs B Medak, 2000 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

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

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

Sicilian Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 Qe4 has no escape square
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 
(B20) Sicilian, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon Levenfish (B71)Open d-file zap QxQd8 after Ne6+
J L Alvarez del Monte vs C Hounie Fleurquin, 1961 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

Sic Modern Var (B50) Unique minor piece trap of Q grabbing pawn
Schult vs Dax, 1941 
(B50) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Bowlder Attack (B20) 1-0Rapid development; pin & skewr
Karlstrom vs Simmens, 1967 
(B20) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

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

C-K Def: Breyer Variation (B10) 1-0 Dual Queen Sacrifices
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern Var (B10) 1-0 Black Q trap
J Snowden vs S Chevannes, 2006 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Queen Sac + Double Check
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

It's a doozy, and legitimate this time?!
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

Caro-Kann Def. Classical Var (B18) 1-0 Kolty's Reti's Mate
Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1923 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

5-move howler
K Shirazi vs J Peters, 1984 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Snyder Variation (B20) 1-0 Q sac for a windmill
T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B23) 0-1, 12 moves
Steinitz vs H Voigt, 1885 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 12 moves, 0-1

Sic Grand Prix Attk (B23)0-1 Qa5+ forks LPDO B shooting gallery
F Smrcka vs H R Engel, 1965 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Frank James Marshall (1877-1944) The Gold Coin Game
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

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

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

Sicilian Closed / Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Pawn gifts
Nakamura vs W M Buehl, 2001
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

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

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

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Famous Q trap, no resignation
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer Variation (B39); Q Sac
Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Four Knights. Exchange Var (B40) 0-1, 15 moves
Y Solodovnichenko vs V Malakhatko, 2001 
(B40) Sicilian, 15 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, French Variation (B40) 1-0 He gave her away
L Bruzon Batista vs M Krasenkow, 2005 
(B40) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Kan. Modern Variation (B42) 1-0 Classic Greek Gift
Tal vs NN, 1975 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 20 moves, 1-0

Siciliian Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 1-0 After 13.Bh5 Q trap
P Popovic vs P Schlosser, 1992 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Paulsen Var (B44) 1-0 The Q is crosspinned
Morphy vs F Perrin, 1857 
(B44) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Q decoy sac, N clearance sac, then double check!
R Antonio vs T Dao, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

White has a winning pawn structure but Black seizes the file
S Zepeda vs P Zarnicki, 2001
(B56) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B75) 1-0 She's overworked
Bronstein vs W Winter, 1946 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Sosonko Var (B77) 1-0 Q sac, P&N #
Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Pun writer deserves a date with Laetitia Casta
Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0, 22 moves
Sadvakasov vs T Bartell, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional Line (B92) 1-0 4 Queens
R Korsunsky vs Kasparov, 1976 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 76 moves, 1-0

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

White's two best opening moves smash Black's two worst moves!
H Klip vs T Bottema, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs (A00) 0-1 Heed warning -- Develop Ns & Bs before Q
Kusin vs Warfalamejew, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 4 moves, 0-1

Uncommon Opening/Pirc Defense (A00) 1-0, 5 moves
Lusgin vs M Joffe, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening (A00) 0-1 6.Rb1 Qe4 picks up a rook
I Nemet vs M Knezevic, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3 (A00) 1-0 Develop instead of ...h6??
J Krejcik vs NN, 1908 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening (A00) 1-0 The Black queen falls in 7 moves
C Bloodgood vs H Mizesko, 1975 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 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

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

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

Reversed Alekhine's Defense; Beautiful Miniature w/a Q Sac
D D van Geet vs Versnel, 1950 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) ˇ 1-0, 13 moves
C Bloodgood vs R W Christy, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Spike Hurst Attack (A00) 1-0, 23 moves; discovery
Grob vs Hasler, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Symmetrical Var (A00) 0-1 Torchered 4not 0-0
S Srdjanov vs Kotronias, 1988 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Scandinavian Def. Schulz G (A10) 1-0 Q+ & fork Kt
H Lehmann vs Schulz, 1950 
(A10) English, 4 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense (A43) 0-1 Qa5+ forks LPDO Ne5 shooting gallery
R F Combe vs W Hasenfuss, 1933 
(A43) Old Benoni, 4 moves, 0-1

Not the shortest decisive "master game" anymore
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

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

Budapest Gambit; Another Q+ & fork LPDO B in shooting gallery
E Gueye vs K Tonci, 1985 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 5 moves, 1-0

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

Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 Nxf7+ Removes King as defender
G Welling vs A Faber, 1978 
(A06) Reti Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack (A01) 0-1 NxB, then Qa5+ & fork LPDO N
J Rubenstein vs I Golyak, 2005 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 9 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) ˇ 0-1 Q sac, mate in 6
Mogusar vs T L Trippe, 1984 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

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

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

Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 Thematic Unpin Miniature
Deutsch vs Koni, 1925 
(A09) Reti Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 Q is going, Going, GONE!
J Krejcik vs S Takacs, 1920 
(A06) Reti Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

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

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Q sac tags NN in six!
NN vs Du Mont, 1802 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 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

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

King's English. 3 Knights System (A27) 0-1 Q sac unpin, promote
Doroshkievich vs V Tukmakov, 1970 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 8 moves, 0-1

Pinned to the mating square...just take the rook and play on!
David vs J Balogh, 1948 
(A06) Reti Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

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

Old Indian/KID Miniature; Q Trap
H Van der Heijden vs Salam, 1978 
(A53) Old Indian, 8 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 Q trap in 8 moves
R Fleming vs Nichter, 1990 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 8 moves, 0-1

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

Zukertort: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 0-1 Must know crusher
S Panzalovic vs O Dancevski, 1990 
(A04) Reti Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

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

English Miniature; Q fork 2 LPDO minors in shooting gallery
Kaprinay vs H Hubner, 1926 
(A25) English, 8 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Gibbins-Weidenhagen Gambit. Accptd (A45) 0-1 Ugly
V Drueke vs F Baranowski, 1982 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

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

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

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Declined (A02) 0-1 Awesome unpin
N Barsalou vs B Wall, 1980 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Qxh2 sacrifice vs. Bad Bishop creates and promotes a pawn
Bird / Dobell vs Gunsberg / Locock, 1897 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

An old, lethal queen sac miniature vs. Kside fianchetto defense
Muller vs NN, 1928 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

The roaming queen is caught in the chicken house
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

English Opening (A10) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate in 10 moves?!?!
J Upmark vs Robin Johansson, 1995 
(A10) English, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Miniature; She seems safe
B Svendsen vs R Houglan, 1997
(A80) Dutch, 10 moves, 1-0

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 (A51) 0-1 Dbl B plus N Sacrifice
Biegler vs Peperle, 1952 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Benoni, Hromadka System (A56) 0-1 Pin it to win it FAILED!
L Spassov vs Adorjan, 1977 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

Dutch Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky (A97) 0-1 Mean pawn discovery!
J M Ripley vs O Hardy, 1963 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 11 moves, 0-1

English Defense (A10)1/2-1/2 Wonderful Q trap saves the day
I Bilek vs Schussler, 1978 
(A10) English, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Anglo-Indian Def. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls Var (A18)1/2-1/2 12 moves
Keene vs D W Anderton, 1977 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Q Trap in the Old Indian (looks like a KID upon capture)
Rune Andersen vs J R Kristensen, 2001 
(A53) Old Indian, 13 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: QP Defense (A06) 0-1 Knights trap Queen
V Castaldi vs Reshevsky, 1950 
(A06) Reti Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Q on the edge is trapped
E Kettner vs Cziszar, 1956 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Congres international des echecs, 1869; Q trapped in the center
H Czarnowski vs E D'Andre, 1867 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack: Yugoslav Var(A07) 1-0 Black Q trapped
Movsesian vs S Gramlich, 2005 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 16 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1, 17 moves. Dbl R sacs, K walk
Helmer vs J Krejcik, 1917 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: Fajarowicz Var (A51) 0-1 "Black & Becker" pin
P Lukacs vs W Becker, 1998 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

King's English Variation (A23) 1-0 Next White N move traps Q
J Hanken vs J Yehl, 2004 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Closed Sicilian (B25) 1-0 Deflection, h-file attack
Capablanca vs J C Rather, 1936 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

English O (A10) 0-1 Adorjan walks into Spassky's trap
Adorjan vs Spassky, 1982 
(A10) English, 23 moves, 0-1

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

K's English. Two Knights' Var Keres Var (A23) 1-0 4 Queen Fluke
G McCarthy vs M Kennefick, 1977 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 1/2-1/2 Sac to Perpetual
G Kallai vs K Mokry, 1994
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening (A10) 0-1 The temptation here...
J D Thornton vs L Sanchez, 2012 
(A10) English, 23 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) 0-1 Hanging Queen
Pedersen vs I Burchard, 1995 
(A10) English, 24 moves, 0-1

King's English. Reversed Sicil (A21) 0-1 Q sac avoids perpetual
R Toran Albero vs Tal, 1961 
(A21) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def: Mikenas Var (A66) 1-0 W goes berzerk, B cooperates!
F Destrebecq vs G Drogou, 1982 
(A66) Benoni, 25 moves, 1-0

Veresov, Dutch System (A80) 1-0 Prevention was worse than cure
T Southam vs J Cote, 1996 
(A80) Dutch, 26 moves, 1-0

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

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

Benko G. Declined. Sosonko Var (A57) 0-1 Mutual Kside attacks
J R Markus vs Zsofia Polgar, 1995
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

English, AID. K's Knight Var (A15) 0-1 Devos' Immortal Game
O'Kelly vs P Devos, 1937 
(A15) English, 27 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

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Best Monday puzzle EVER!
P Cervenka vs J Pesola, 2005 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian - French Def (A08) 1-0 Q sac, B helps N dual
A Adly vs V Laznicka, 2007 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 28 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

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 1-0 Q takes w/check; h7#
M Jadoul vs G Plomp, 2003 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Wade-Tartakower Defense / Veresov (A46) 1-0 Q sac deflects Q
Carlos Torre vs N Banks, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

(A93) Dutch Stonewall, Botvinnik Var, 30 moves, 1-0 Smothered #
Timman vs Short, 1990 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

KIA vs French (A07) 1-0 Famous Q Sac leads to mate
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 1-0 Pseudo-Anastasia's #
M Ghorbani vs H Faryad, 2003 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 33 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A32) 0-1 Bully Q is immune
Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1970 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Dutch Leningrad (A04) 0-1 Counter attack win
J Cooper vs Kotronias, 1988 
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Dutch Semi-Leningrad Var (A81) 0-1 Dbl P sacs, Deflection
P Shaw vs J Fathallah, 2014 
(A81) Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

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

Bird Opening/Double Dutch (A02) 1-0 Promotion mate!
Bird vs K Pitschel, 1878 
(A84) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0

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

What a mating combo. From discoveries to underpromtion...
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Benoni, Knight's Tour (A61) 0-1 Black gives lesson in pawn play
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Dutch Def (A00) 1-0 Q sac sets up N fork
C D'Amore vs D Gurevich, 1990
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Try to solve 40...? Black to play and win. It's not too hard.
Tal vs Spassky, 1954 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Dutch Blackmar Gambit (A82) 0-1 4 Qs brawl w/dynamite finish
Ed. Lasker vs Alekhine, 1913 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 46 moves, 0-1

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

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 1/2-1/2 Qs EG perpetual
L Christiansen vs R Henley, 1978 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Q sac for 9 pts & crossfire acti
Kasparov vs Fritz, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. QID Formation (A15) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate
Ribli vs Spassky, 1985 
(A15) English, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Vienna Var (D00) 1-0 Pin the defender
Subota vs Kusmischkin, 1982
(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

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

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

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

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Boden's Mate
E J Diemer vs Portz, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 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

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

Unpleasant surprise Qh6+!!, uncommon Q sacrifice
E J Diemer vs K Locher, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

QP: Catalan/Veresov Attack (D00) 0-1 Who's got who?
Tinsley vs Lasker, 1899 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 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 Chigorin Variation (D02) 0-1 Another offside knight
D Brown vs J Dykes, 1980 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

QG Accepted: Normal Var (D21) 0-1 Common trap Q+ & fork LPDO N
I Farago vs V Bliumberg, 1994 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 5 moves, 0-1

Colle 6.e4 Copycat Def (D05) 1-0 Dusseldorf 1908 brilliancy
Alekhine vs Koehnlein, 1908 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Q decoy sacrifice brings qk finish
Koltanowski vs H Walpole, 1937 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Not a real Colle / Delayed Polish (D05) 0-1 Lost sight of her
Alekhine vs Ecole Polytechnique Paris, 1925 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 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

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 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

QG Declined: Baltic Defense (D06) 0-1 Q sac into Boden's Mate
F A Stroud vs A M Fraser, 1961 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 0-1

Chigorin Defense. Main Line Alekhine Var (D07) 1-0, 10 moves
W Schmidt vs B Grabarczyk, 1991 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 9 moves, 1-0
M Bass vs R Kennedy, 1983 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

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

A95/Semi-Slav, Accelerated (D31) 1-0 Stonewall Def. gone wrong!
G Pfeiffer vs Batlouni, 1960 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Immune Q sends K running
R Berger vs J Krejcik, 1907 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

Albin CG: Raging battle of passers; X-Ray defense saves the day
Tarrasch vs Tartakower, 1920 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin CG. Fianchetto Bg4 Line (D09) 0-1 Q decoy sacrifice
E Formanek vs D Oshana, 1970 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 19 moves, 0-1

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

"Poor Marshall dead! Must be mate!"
Marshall vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Vienna. Quiet Variation (D44) 1-0 Queen mated
J Bernstein vs Kupchik, 1916 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 16 moves, 1-0

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

Better think twice before aligning queen with king
Andres vs F M Wren, 1933 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 17 moves, 0-1

Bxh7+ Greek Gift leads to King Walk; 12...Kh6 is better!
C W Hrissikopoulos vs R S Underwood, 1938
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

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

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

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Var (D85) 0-1 White Q is trapped
Shaked vs Kasparov, 1997 
(D85) Grunfeld, 20 moves, 0-1

QGA Gunsberg Def (D21) 1-0 Battery pins the Black queen
H E Atkins vs Gunsberg, 1902 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Def (D37) 0-1 Q Trap
Kramnik vs E Ubilava, 1992 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Bogoljubow Var (D46) 1-0 Deflection sets up JHB's #
Menchik vs Graf-Stevenson, 1937 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D64) 1-0 Pretty combo ends it
Rubinstein vs M Hirschbein, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Double knight sacrifices start on f7, then the Q raises HELL
L Piazzini vs R Flores Alvarez, 1936 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD "Poisoned Pawn" Harrwitz Trap Unpin
Mayet vs Harrwitz, 1847  
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

Semi-Tarrasch Def: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Rubinstein's Immortal
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

QG Declined: Lasker Defense (D53) 1-0 Marshall makes it look EZ
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 0-1 Q sac leads to mate
G Milos vs P Carlsson, 2012 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

QGD Exchange. Reshevsky Variation (D36) 1-0 Child's Play!
Bacrot vs S Azarov, 1992 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 29 moves, 1-0

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

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

Queen's Gambit Declined/Diemer-Duhm Gambit (D30) 1-0
J Heikkinen vs B Brown, 1996 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense (D10) 0-1Black Q bully moves 11 of 13, often check
H Melkumyan vs W So, 2010 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D40) 1-0 Dbl Bagger
Fine vs W Winter, 1936 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Pillsbury Var (D40) 0-1 QDbl Bagger
Fine vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

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

EG: sacrifice material for
I Sokolov vs Caruana, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

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

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz. Center Var (C45) 1-0 A+Promo combo!!
Mikhalchishin vs Pavasovic, 1999  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 1-0 Smothered Mate
K Bischoff vs K Mueller, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Surprises, surprises. Queen sac
Kasparov vs Huebner, 1986 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Meran Variation (D47) 0-1 Q Decoy Sacrifice
Tolush vs Simagin, 1952 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik considered the following to be his best game of the t
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948  
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Def (D51)1-0 Q robs pin
Taimanov vs Bondarevsky, 1951 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs Var (D52) 0-1 Thank you Ulhumbrus!
F Alexander vs G A Thomas, 1919 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 0-1

The better posted Q wins the ending
Petrosian vs Filip, 1953 
(D80) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Exchange Var (D85) 0-1 A surprize queen trap
N Michaelsen vs Bacrot, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 0-1

Attack with subtle queen sac offer(s) and win...
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Notes by Robert Wade. The Game of the Century!!
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E04) 1/2-1/2 Q Perpetual
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

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: Leningrad Var (E30) 0-1 Who trapped who?
Antunes vs M Suta, 1985 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Nimzo-Indian Def: Saemisch Var (E25) 0-1 QxQ, Nf2+ royal fork
H Enevoldsen vs Larsen, 1954 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 12 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 miniature: Q trap
E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1979 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Thematic Discovered Check on the open d-file
Ghitescu vs Fischer, 1960 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 14 moves, 0-1

QID Kasparov Variation (E12) 1-0, Q trap in 16 moves
E Dyckhoff vs A H Privonitz, 1929 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 16 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense (E61) 0-1 White's Q is trapped
Smyslov vs Gligoric, 1959 
(E61) King's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

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 21 in Fischer's
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

NID, Classical. Berlin Var Pirc Var (E39) 0-1Q sac seizes file
Quinteros vs Ribli, 1974 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

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

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

KID Pomar System (White fianchetto) (E72) 0-1 Knight windmill!
J Kourek vs P Chrz, 1994 
(E72) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

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

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

KID Orthodox, Positional Def (E94) 0-1 Q trap on h-file
Korchnoi vs Nunn, 1981 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 33 moves, 0-1

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

KID Yugoslav Exch (E66) 0-1 Petro returned to table, blundered
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 36 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Def: 4 Pawns Attack (E76) 1-0 First recorded KID
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1853 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

KID Six Pawns Attack (E77) 1-0Some sacs are better than others
S Williams vs Hebden, 2006 
(E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

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

KID Petrosian Var. Stein Def (E92) 0-1 Q sac & more
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox Var. Modern System (E97) 0-1 Q Sac, connected P's
V Malakhov vs V Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

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

KID Saemisch (E80) 1-0 The Dutch Evergreen
C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

French Alapin Gambit (C00) 1-0 Ignore the fork, hunt the king!
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

French / Delayed Owens vs f3 (C00) 1-0 Both Qs on a raid
Zukertort vs Bird, 1878 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: Small Center (C00) 1-0 Pin the tail on the rat!
Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1861  
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

French vs KIA/Reversed Philidor (C00) 1-0 Heavy pieces action
Capablanca vs J Grommer, 1913 
(C00) French Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Q+ removes defender
J Mieses vs Harmonist, 1889 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 Discovery on Q
B Wall vs A Brown, 1972 
(C02) French, Advance, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Advance, Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02) 1-0 Famous suffocation
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 White K exposed
J Barton vs Breyer, 1911
(C10) French, 26 moves, 0-1

Moves 14, 15 double knight sacs on f7 gets Black's best effort
Jansa vs P Troeger, 1961 
(C10) French, 70 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Miniature: 4 minors trap Q in 11
F Perrin vs NN, 1883 
(C11) French, 11 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn Variation (C11) 1-0 Diagonals Raid
B Wall vs Z Brown, 1990
(C11) French, 12 moves, 1-0

A3 Bold, Bold, Bold Clearance Sacrifices supported by rooks
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

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

French Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 h-file destruction
Dake vs A De Burca, 1935 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1-0

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

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

Nuts in a Knot Survival at it's BEST!
Fischer vs Benko, 1962 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

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

French, Steinitz (C11) 1-0Positional sacs allow Q penetration
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

FR Classical. Burn Var, Morozevich Line (C11) 1-0 P race, Q pin
Fischer vs W A Bills, 1964 
(C11) French, 51 moves, 1-0

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

French Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 0-1Raking Bishops
E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben, 1895 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

FR, ClassicalRichter Attack (C13) 1-0 Dbl N sacs followed by +s
Anderssen vs K Pitschel, 1872 
(C13) French, 30 moves, 1-0

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

French, Classical. Alapin Var (C14) 1-0 Q sac sets up 2 N mate
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Alapin (C14) 0-1 Which Q inflicts the most?
Browne vs A Taha, 1972 
(C14) French, Classical, 30 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 0-1 Get the Q in close
G Szabo vs B Miljanic, 2001 
(C14) French, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

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

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

French Winawer Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 0-1 h-file bomb
K O'Brien vs D Salter, 2008 
(C15) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Correspondence Game
A Sundin vs Erik Andersson, 1964 
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

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

French Winawer. Advance Var (C16) 0-1 Sac to create a passer
Von Gottschall vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(C16) French, Winawer, 100 moves, 0-1

Perhaps way "over-rated", but plenty of action for debate
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Winawer. Advance Var (C18) 1-0 More like a king jig
Shirov vs Plaskett, 1992 
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 1-0 Pawn truly poisoned
Karpov vs Vaganian, 1972 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 23 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Adv (C19) 1-0 Occupy the 6th w/half-open files
J Dueball vs G Jacoby, 1976 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

KGD. Petrov's Defense (C30) 1-0 Pin allows N+ fork coming next!
Zsofia Polgar vs C Selles, 1991 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

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