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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.

* 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.

Site is being somewhat re-arranged by Fredthebear.

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

White's two best opening moves smash Black's two worst moves!
H Klip vs T Bottema, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

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

Uncommon Opening/Pirc Defense (A00) 1-0, 5 moves
Lusgin vs M Joffe, 1968 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

Uncommon Opening/Modern (A00) 1-0 Smothered Queen
J Cukierman vs NN, 1934 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Uncommon Opening/Modern Def (A00) 1-0 Unpin and penetrate holes
M Miannay vs F Bruneau, 1991 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn 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

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

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

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

Grob Opening: 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

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 Defense: French Var (B40) 1-0 ON ALL FOURS!!!!
Blackburne vs Jetson, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Parham Attack (C20) 1-0, 3 move blunder
E Schiller vs H Pack, 1969 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 1-0

P-K4 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

P-K4 Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 Decoy into Royal fork
Adow vs Borissow, 1889 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 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

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

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

Vienna Game: Stanley Var. Meitner-Mieses Gambit (C25) 1-0 N+s
P Leisebein vs H Tuchtenhagen, 1989 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

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

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

Vienna Gambit. Paulsen Attack (C29) 0-1 The best response to +
NN vs B F Winkelman, 1945 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 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, Soller-Zilbermints Gambit (C30) 1-0 Boden's # in 9
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

KGD. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 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 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 Greco Var (C33) 1-0 Bxf7+ traps Q
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 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

She's Walled In C34 1-0 14
B Wall vs H S Hsieh, 1988 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

KGA. 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

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

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

KGA. 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

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

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

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1-0 Q sac for Philidor's Legacy
B Yildiz vs L Batory, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 24 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Smashed to Smithereens
Blackburne vs Smith, 1882  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 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

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

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Q dropper
W H Dodgen vs D Boyd, 1981 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 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

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

QGD. Albin Countergambit. Normal -- Not (D08) 0-1 BRAVE!!
H Woolverton vs D B Pritchard, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

The pawn was poisoned; Queen check and fork LPDO
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 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 C41 1-0 9
Kolisch vs E 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 Var (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

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

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 (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 Counterattk (C44) 1-0 Legall's # run
L Bachmann vs Kunstmann, 1899 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 12 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. Cochrane-Anderssen Var (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

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

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

Scotch-Goering Gambit (C44) 1-0 The 'Sea-Cadet' Mate/Legall's #
Falkbeer vs NN, 1847 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4...Qh4 Modern Def (C45) 1-0 Reti's Mate
Maczuski vs Kolisch, 1863 
(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 
(C46) Three 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

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

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian Advance 3.e5 (B00) 1-0 Bold Q sac
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

Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Resembles Opera #
Gligoric vs J Rosenstein, 1963 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

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 Var (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
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 V 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 A 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

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

Alekhine Def. Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Var (B02) 1-0 Slick promo
P Dubinin vs Aronin, 1947 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 50 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 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 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/Hippo Defense (B06) 1-0 Battle shifts Kside to Qside
Piket vs K Bischoff, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Black steals a draw from the jaws of defeat
A Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black loses his Queen early but manages to win a QvN endgame
J L Burden vs L Christiansen, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 0-1

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 J Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Chinese Var (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

C-K Def: Breyer Var (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

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

Fool's Mate with Queen Sac variant
C A S Damant vs NN, 1932 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 8 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! B13 1-0 15
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

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

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 B15 1-0 11
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 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

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

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

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

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 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 15 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B75) 1-0 She's overworked
Bronstein vs W Winter, 1946 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Pun writer deserves a date with Laetitia Casta
Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 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 (B94) The Black Q pays for snatching b-pawn
Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2010 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 17 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

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 Def (C21) 0-1 Pin power
NN vs L Svenonius, 1913 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 0-1

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

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 Def (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 
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 Nadorf's Knife was SHARP!!
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(C28) Vienna Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Zukertort sacs a queen, starts a chase, and mates on the 5th!
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C28) Vienna Game, 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 Var (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

G58: The Modern Chess Instructor: Part I by Wilhelm Steinitz
L Goldsmith vs F K Esling, 1880 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 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 C51 1-0 12
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 Def (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 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

Black castles (to hell with the Queen) and wins!
F A Hoffmann vs Alexander 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

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55) 0-1 Q deflection sac offer
E Schallopp vs Charousek, 1896 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55) 0-1 Nf6 corners the White Q
Harper vs Blackburne, 1868  
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 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 Game: Steinitz Def (C62) 1-0 U12 threatens Lolli's Mate
K Pan vs I Mjatezs, 2016 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Schliemann Def. Dyckhoff Var (C63) 1-0 Q sac
Y Kryvoruchko vs K G 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: Classical (C64) 1-0 Smothered Queenmate!
Z von Balla vs A Ritzen, 1914 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 9 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, 1900 
(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

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

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 Var (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 Var (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

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 (D00) 1-0 Halosar Trap in 10
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 Def (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 Var (D02) 0-1 Another offside knight
D Brown vs J Dykes, 1980 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 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

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

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Q trap
D Pendergast vs S Siegal, 1971
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Baltic Defense (D06) 0-1 Q sac into Boden's Mate
F A Stroud vs A M Fraser, 1961 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

QGA. 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

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

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

"Poor Marshall dead! Must be mate!" D21 1-0 13
Marshall vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

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

24. Nxb7!! sacrifices the Q for a decisive fork and pin
Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 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

Semi-Slav Def Accelerated/Dutch Bd6 Stonewall (D31) 1-0 Q sac!!
Sasikiran vs Krasenkow, 2004 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Q sac+R sac+minor piece sac = a fantastic game
Hartlaub vs V Benary, 1911 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 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 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 Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Def (D37) 0-1 Q Trap
Kramnik vs E Ubilava, 1992 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 0-1

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

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

QGD: Capablanca Var (D43) 1-0Beautiful, forcing
Carlos Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

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

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

If KxB then Dovetail mate Qh5#. If RxB then Gueridon mate Qe7#
Carlsen vs H A Gretarsson, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 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

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

Surprises, surprises. Queen sac D46 1-0 32
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

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

QGD: 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

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

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

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D64) 1-0 Pretty combo ends it
Rubinstein vs M Hirschbein, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

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

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

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Mating combination p. 58
Goglidze vs Botvinnik, 1935 
(D90) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 0-1

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

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

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Earthquake!!
Y Gusev vs Antoshin, 1952 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

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

G30: The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 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

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

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

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

"Kashdan's Immortal" magnificent double kNight finish!
B Siff vs Kashdan, 1948 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 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) 0-1Q sac seizes file
Quinteros vs Ribli, 1974 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

NID. Normal Var. Bernstein Def (E59) 0-1Q sac for Arabian Mate!
O Rodriguez Vargas vs F Olafsson, 1978 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 26 moves, 0-1

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

Game 29 in The Russians Play Chess by Irving Chernev
A Kotz vs P Lebedev, 1937 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 34 moves, 1-0

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

KID. Fianchetto. Classical Main Line (E69) 1-0 Q sac for passer
Hort vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 21 in Fischer's
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 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

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

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

KID. Orthodox (E91) 1-0 e6 splitter. Q sac for promotion.
N Birnboim vs Dzindzichashvili, 1977 
(E91) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

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

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 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

French/Owen's Defense (A40) 1-0 15 moves, smothered mate
H Namyslo vs R Lau, 1996 
(C00) French Defense, 15 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 Advance 6Be2. Paulsen Attk (C02) 0-1 Too much guard duty
Aitken vs Bondarevsky, 1946 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 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

Schachmeisterpartien 1960 - 1965 edited by Rudolph Teschner
Portisch vs Tal, 1961 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

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

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Q deflection sac
Unzicker vs J H Donner, 1955 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Walter Korn's 'The Brilliant Touch in Chess'. 24.
C Baranov vs Rokhlin, 1935 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

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 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

Nuts in a Knot Survival at it's BEST! C11 1-0 31
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 C16 1-0 29
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KIA vs Sicilian - French Def (A08) 1-0 Q sac, B helps N dual
A Adly vs V Laznicka, 2007 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

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

English O (A10) 0-1 Adorjan walks into Spassky's trap
Adorjan vs Spassky, 1982 
(A10) English, 23 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 Opening (A10) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate in 10 moves?!?!
J Upmark vs Robin Johansson, 1995 
(A10) English, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

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

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

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

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

King's English Var (A23) 1-0 Next White N move traps Q
J Hanken vs J Yehl, 2004 
(A20) English, 17 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benoni, Hromadka System (A56) 0-1 Pin it to win it FAILED!
L Spassov vs Adorjan, 1977 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 11 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

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

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

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

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

Dutch Blackmar Gambit (A82) 0-1 4 Qs brawl w/dynamite finish
Ed. Lasker vs Alekhine, 1913 
(A80) Dutch, 46 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

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

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

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

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

Pirc Defense Ne2 General (B07) 1-0 Unusual but interesting
E V Kovalevskaya vs S Masego, 2007
(B07) Pirc, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 7 in Modern Chess Brilliancies by Larry Melvyn Evans
J Trapl vs E Perez Gonsalves, 1961 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense: Closed Var (B23) 0-1, 12 moves
Steinitz vs H Voigt, 1885 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 12 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed, Traditional (B23) 1-0 "Emil Fit For A King"
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

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