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Pins Ins & Outs, All Abouts Pins, Pile on, Unpin
Compiled by fredthebear

"The pin is mightier than the sword!" -- Fred Reinfeld

A "pin" is a simple but potentially game changing tactic where a long range piece (Bishop, Rook or Queen) aims at and "sees through" the first of two opposing units on the same line vertically, horizontally or diagonally. The less valuable unit is in front being directly attacked (threatened w/immediate capture). The more valuable unit is behind in the line of attack, often as defender. Therefore, the less valuable unit dare not move out of the way because it would expose the more valuable unit to capture.

An "absolute pin" occurs when the more valuable unit at the rear of the line of attack is the opposing king. The king cannot be exposed to check and must remain shielded by the less valuable unit in front. If the king was castled behind a pawn shield, the less valuable unit in front is usually a pawn.

A "relative pin" does not involve the king. Therefore, the less valuable piece is legally allowed to move, with or without consequential loss of material. There are many variations of relative pins.

Perhaps the most common pins occur in the opening phase on either side of the board after the center pawns and either knight has advanced toward the middle. An opposing bishop will pin a once-moved knight to it's unmoved king or queen. The knight cannot move if it would leave his king in check, for this is an absolute pin. The knight could move but generally desires not to if his queen would be lost to capture; it's a relative pin.

An "unpin" occurs when the lesser piece in front of a relative pin deliberately moves, knowing the more valuable piece behind it could be exposed to capture. For example, Legal's Mate makes use of an unpin by advancing the king's knight into the middle of the board, making it's second move. This devious knight move allows the capture of the queen still on her original square as bait to be taken by the greedy opposing bishop that set the pin on knight. However, the devious knight advance supports a lethal counterattack on f7 by it's fellow bishop. The idea is to give up the queen to checkmate the opposing king.

A "cross pin" is a unit that is pinned in two different directions by two different long range attackers...double the trouble! The attack forms the geometrical shape of an X or a cross with the threatened unit caught in the intersection.

There are more descriptions of various types of pins, but let this suffice for now. Do keep in mind that many games contain more than one type of pin so it could fit in more than one category. Please understand that some pins are more dramatic than others but even a subtle pin can be quite useful if it limits needed mobility.

Do not confuse a pin with a "skewer." A pin is similar to a skewer in that one long range piece attacks two opposing units on the same line. The difference is that in a skewer, the most important unit of the two in line is directly attacked first so that it promptly moves out of the way to allow the lesser unit behind it to be captured. Skewers tend to happen more so in longer games after some exchanges and the king has moved off the back rank. (A skewer sometimes happens in a miniature if an uncastled king moves up along the diagonal of his queen. The king gets checked by the opposing bishop and moves out of the way allowing the bishop to take the queen behind the king.) Some of the games in this collection contain both pins and skewers but our focus is on pins.

General Order of Pins:
(Ignore the numbers that follow. The numbers do not aid the reader!!) - All-Time Great Games 10
- Pin the Queen 25
- Bxf7+ KxBf7, Ng5+ Unpin 35
- Unpin w/Kingside Attack 50
- Unpin w/Queenside Attack 60
- Rob the Pin 75 (Take the square/unit it can no longer defend) - Cross Pins 85
- Pinned to the Check-Mating Square (loosely interpreted) 95 - Back Rank Pin 105
- Defensive Counter Pin Response 110
- Double Pins 115
- Half-Pin 120 (An extra unit in the line of the pin.) - Self-Pin 125 (Interpose as a response to check, etc.) - Pin & Capture 135 (Discovered Attack or did not Pile On) - Pin the Pawn 150 (Half-open file, pawn chain, K's shield, etc.) - Pile on the Pinned Unit 170(Add Attackers to Outnumber Defenders) - Unclassified Pins at this time

Many games have not yet been categorized and probably won't be. Again, many games could be placed in more than one category.

Prepare the Pin: A nice motif that comes up fairly often.
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C28) Vienna Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Pin. Koch Var (B40) 1-0 Gary was 13 years old
Kasparov vs G West, 1977 
(B40) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

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

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

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Ultra Famous Opera House Game
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Damiano. Kholmov G. (C42) 1-0 Lethal Bishop Pair
A Steinkuehler vs Horwitz, 1861 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Black cannot mirror White in the Russian Game
O Bernstein vs NN, 1931 
(000) Chess variants, 14 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Unpin immediately
Leko vs J Smeets, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Tartakower and Dumont 500 Master Games of Chess
Bledow vs Von Der Lasa, 1839 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

CVB walked out... An All-Time Famous Masterpiece
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

36.Be5 removes all doubt by pinning promotion defender
Fischer vs Euwe, 1960 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 0-1 The Immortal Pin Game
B Gamback vs R Nevanlinna, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

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

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

Sicilian Paulsen (B47) 0-1 Baiting the line of check w/a piece
E Moskalyuk vs M Brodsky, 1998 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 9 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange Variation (D85) 0-1 12 moves
Mikhalchishin vs Romanishin, 1981 
(D85) Grunfeld, 12 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Sac to open the center files
Opocensky vs Alekhine, 1942 
(A53) Old Indian, 25 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def (A52) 0-1 Peculiar knight is deadly!
J Laszlo vs L Alfoldy, 1933 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined Elephant Trap
Mayet vs Harrwitz, 1848 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Q fork 2 LPDO
W Napier vs Marshall, 1898 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Another Qc6 pinned by Bb5! QxBb5, then Nxc7+ Royal family fork
Barnett vs Eastwood, 1949 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: The Squirrel (B02) 1-0 Had a few too many nuts
Hill vs Janeway, 1946 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

French Exchange Variation (C01) 0-1 Corridor Mate
Chigorin vs Max Weiss, 1882 
(C01) French, Exchange, 34 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. (C65) 1-0 Bird's Immortal Pin Cushion
Bird vs Steinitz, 1867 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

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

Vienna Gambit. Breyer Variation (C29) 0-1 Bb6 pin coming next
K Berg vs A Kosten, 1981 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 13 moves, 0-1

Nunn's Chess Openings prefers 9. dxc5 ♘6d7 10. e6 fxe6 11.
W Adams vs NN, 1950 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin Smith-Morra Declined (B22) 0-1Uncastled vs 0-0
L Morin vs K Spraggett, 1983 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 0-1

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

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0Double Rook Sacrifice
Alekhine vs B Gregory, 1909 
(C28) Vienna Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C26) 0-1 W can't finish, drops rook
Alekhine vs D Kirk, 1924 
(C26) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

Lion/Philidor Defense (A00) 1-0 Bxf7+ sac then pins, forks Nd7
E Reinhardt vs Reiss, 1934 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense; 5 mover: Bxf7+ followed by Ng5+
Lusgin vs M Joffe, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

Not Unpin - Know this pattern: Bxf7+ followed by Ng5+ miniature
L Monosson vs M Fauque, 1935 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

QG Accepted: Smyslov Variation (D25) 1-0 7.Bxf7+ Demolition
NN vs C Shearer, 1978 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange Var (D85) Bxf7+ mating combo
Z Izoria vs T Luciani, 2005 
(D85) Grunfeld, 22 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) Here's a common Unpin you should know
G Schnitzler vs Hardung, 1862 
(B30) Sicilian, 9 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

Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 7.Bxf7+ 8.Ng5+ Unpin
A Diaz Alonso vs M R Bernaldo De Quiros Lopez, 2001 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 18 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Bxf7+ Unpin, QxQ decoy, N+ fork
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1575 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

3..Qd8-Ilundain Variation. Capa's unpin opening trap in action
A Raetsky vs Wolfgang Schmid, 2012 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense miniature; Unpin 3-piece assault on f7
Very vs Chanteux, 1933 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 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

QGA: Janowski-Larsen Var (D25) 1-0 Standard unpin pattern
Keene vs N J Kalton, 1963 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

QGA Gunsberg Defense (D21) 1-0 Bxf7+, Unpin Ne5+
B Wall vs S Millimaci, 1987 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Declined. Classical(C30) 0-1Multiple ways to mate
Pulvermacher vs Capablanca, 1907 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 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

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

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

Vienna Gambit (C25) 1-0 Legal's Mate (Unforced) B took the bait
Pillsbury vs Fernandez, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Pseudo-Legal's Mate, instead unpinNh8#
W Potter vs Matthews, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 1-0

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

A longer, more elegant Legal's Mate
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 0-1 P Jam, Black N rampages
F Washaba vs P Corbin, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Italian (C50) 0-1 Unsound attack on f7
Geake vs Kolisch, 1860 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Modern/Pirc Defense (B06) 1-0 Unpin struggle, Pawn fork
Hort vs Keene, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Unusual Scotch, Potter Variation (C45) 0-1 Unpin, King walk
M Ahn vs T Ruck, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 0-1

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

Nice unpin. The Bishop's motor was running!
Anand vs R Kempinski, 2010 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Mikenas Defense 2.d5 3.e4 Q exchange; Unpin w/a Double Attack
Miles vs Z Mestrovic, 1978 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

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

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

OID, Ukrainian Var (A53) 0-1 Akin to Harrwitz Trap (unpin) QGD
A Koukolik vs R Sykora, 1994 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 8 moves, 0-1

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

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

2.c3 Sicilian Alapin Unpin miniature in 8 moves, 1-0
B Thelen vs NN, 1930 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin Barmen Defense Central Exchange (B22) 1-0 Unpin
E Naiditsch vs A Draeger, 2000 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 First cut-off the king
Nimzowitsch vs G Fluss, 1906 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Minors biting majors
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 The King Attacks!
I Cheparinov vs Sutovsky, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Quick smothered mate. I call this "robbing the pin."
C R Gurnhill vs W H Banks, 1962 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 6 moves, 1-0

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

Common smothered mate making use of the pinned defender
Keres vs E Arlamowski, 1950 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 6 moves, 1-0

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

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 Smothered #
B Farzamfar vs R Gralla, 2006 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Sic Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Paulsen (B21) 1-0 Rob the pin
M Esserman vs Van Wely, 2011 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 26 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

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

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

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

Chess variants (000) 1-0 White robs f7 pin, then the g7 pin!!
Tarrasch vs Sergel, 1891 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Morphy robs the pinned bishop
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

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

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Henricksen vs Bjarne Pedersen, 1937 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

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

C-K Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Black has weak pawns
Adams vs A Summerscale, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 0-1 Castle by hand and clever play
Short vs Leko, 1999 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 0-1

QGD Vienna Variation (D30) 1-0 Arabian mate threat
Bu Xiangzhi vs S Tologontegin, 2010 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Nge7, anywhere in this defense is suicide!
Gurejev vs Boiko, 1983 
(B44) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

FR Rubinstein Blackburne Def. C10 1-0 Rob the pin, add kNight
Morozevich vs Van Wely, 2002 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 0-1 The horse is hers!
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

(C18) French, Winawer Adv, 43 moves, 1-0 Pin Robber & Discover
Shabalov vs I Ibragimov, 2007 
(C18) French, Winawer, 43 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

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

Grob, Keene Def. Main Line (A00) 0-1, 33 moves; rob the pin
M Hamer vs R Montero Melendez, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

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

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

Tal works this pin like a finger puppet
Tal vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1970 
(B30) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

Rob the pin for it can no longer defend
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Double Gambit Accepted (C56) 1-0 Rob the pin
Illescas Cordoba vs D Garcia Ilundain, 1991 
(C56) Two Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 1-0 Rob the pin
Lasker vs NN, 1913 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Vienna G, Steinitz G Paulsen Def (C25)1-0Consolidate, then A
Steinitz vs Paulsen, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Nimzo-Indian Def: Huebner ML (E41) 0-1 Rob the pinned pawn
Najdorf vs Huebner, 1971 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0R decoy sac, Q robs pin and mates
Z Asefi vs D Allen, 2004 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 35 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

K's Gambit: Accepted. Rosentreter Gambit (C37) 1-0 Rob the pin
Alekhine vs R Mikulka, 1925 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Leonhardt Var (C44) 0-1Pile on the pin twice
A J Fink vs Alekhine, 1932 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Veresov, Boyce Def 3...Ne4 (D01) 1-0 Robbing the pinned kNight
K Nielsen vs A Svensson, 2014 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Tarrasch owns the open files
Tarrasch vs Landau, 1880 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical (B57) 1-0 Discovered check is a B_ _ _ _
Pokorna vs N Gaprindashvili, 2003 
(B57) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A56) 1-0 Devestating pins
Timman vs C van Wijgerden, 1977 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

The White knight is immune due to the pinned pawn
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Dbl R sacs, rob the pin
A Ostapenko vs Yartsev, 1969 
(B89) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

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

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 0-1 Crossfire; Rob the pin
R Bertholee vs Ljubojevic, 1997
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening (A04) 0-1 Rob the pin for it cannot defend
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 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

Scandinavian Defense: Panov Transfer (B01) 0-1 Rob the pin
E Pilapil vs G Haas, 1984
(B01) Scandinavian, 17 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def. 3Knights, Petrosian System (D91) 0-1 Rob the pin
C Guillermo Poch vs A Planinc, 1971 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 27 moves, 0-1

The Art of Planning by Neil McDonald, p. 66
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0 Blockade Isolani
Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: General (D30) 0-1 Rob the pin
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

Game 1: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit, mirrored d-e pawns (C40) 0-1 Rob the pin, Disc
K Sterk vs Breyer, 1913 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40) 0-1 Blistering Black attack
Gligoric vs Holze, 1970 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Paulsen Var (C25) 0-1 Surprising K walk
Schmaltz vs R Har-Zvi, 2001 
(C25) Vienna, 24 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08) 0-1 Smothered #
Dudkin vs N Sorokin, 1967 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish, Morphy Def. Tarrasch Var (C77) 0-1 Raking Bs, Greco #
T W Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line(D08) 0-1 "Smothered Check"
J Rascher vs W Seemann, 1988 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Wing Gambit. Marshall Var(B20) 1-0Rob the pin
L Day vs R Livshits, 1994 
(B20) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Overworked Pawn
Rozentalis vs B Barth Sahl, 1988 
(B30) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

NID Normal Bernstein Def Except Gligoric System (E53) 1-0 IQP
Browne vs Ljubojevic, 1978 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 23 moves, 1-0

Great combo; use the pin and open up the kingside
Geller vs Portisch, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def (C24) 0-1 Entertaining all around
E M Jackson vs Marshall, 1899 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Hybrid KIA vs Sicilian (A07) 1-0 Dbl Rs on open file
H Hamdouchi vs M Bezold, 1999 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate Swindle
Adams vs V Dimitrov, 1993 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

White nabs overworked pawn, Black offers Q sac to expose pin
M Kloss vs E J Diemer, 1959 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

How to play against Bayonet Attack
Ivanchuk vs Radjabov, 2009 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var(B43) 1-0 Arabian mate on it's way
Fischer vs J L Garcia Bachiller, 1970 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30) 1-0 Knights on the go
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Ng5 (C55) 1-0 Long K hunt
Kolisch vs R Steel, 1861 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit, Pierce Def 5... Ba5 (1-0, 22 Moves) Rook Sac
Kolisch vs Gastein, 1859 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Short Variation (B12) 1-0 Exchange sacrifice, pins
Yifan Hou vs Navara, 2016 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin. Barmen Defense (B22) 1-0 Rob the pin
E Handoko vs C Chon, 2001
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 23 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A82) 0-1 Busy Bishops
Leonhardt vs Chigorin, 1905 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 25 moves, 0-1

French Winawer (C15) 1-0 Rob the pin that can no longer defend
A Wojciechowski vs H Weiss, 1936 
(C15) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 1-0 Loose Black Q
Tarrasch vs Gruenfeld, 1922 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

FR Classical, Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Greek gift, rob the pin
Blackburne vs H Charlick, 1885 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

K's English. Four Knights, Fianchetto Lines(A29) 0-1Rob the pin
C Hansen vs Anand, 2003 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 19 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Meran (D47) 0-1Crossfire, rob the pin, interference
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Brazen: A classic Q sac, then a N sac followed by a pawn mate
N Kosolapov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C47) Four Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 16 Crusher in Logical Chess by Chernev
Tarrasch vs M Kuerschner, 1889 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

KID, Double Fianchetto Attack (A54) 0-1 WWII battle
S Belavenets vs Bronstein, 1941 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 24 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 1-0 Rob the pin backfires
Gligoric vs K Langeweg, 1971 
(D80) Grunfeld, 12 moves, 1-0

Colle Zuk / Odd Stonewall Dutch (D02) 0-1 Hellacious Black EG!!
Denker vs G Abrahams, 1946
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

DIVIDE MARKER: End of Piling on the Pin; Begin Crosspins
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A10) English, 1 moves, 1-0

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

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

Korchnoi the Terrible. Check out the double pin on move 23.
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit Accepted Nimzowitsch Attack (C40) 1-0 More pins
I Koenig vs W Hasenfuss, 1936
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Adams Attack (B90) 1-0Pins beat it's namesake
Fischer vs Najdorf, 1962 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Cross pins are a bitchew
Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Capablanca Line (C10) 1-0 Cross pin focal pt.
Capablanca vs R B Estera, 1913 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin (B22) 1-0 Crushing pins like daggers
Jobava vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2014 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 47 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E08) 1-0Instructive notes by Keene
Keene vs Robatsch, 1971  
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Benoni/Veresov turned Sic Dragon Yugoslav Attack (B77)0-1CPin
A Abakuks vs Keene, 1966 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

From Teacher to Pupil - Former World Champion
Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

Notes by H. N. Pillsbury; Cross pin to win
Burn vs Lasker, 1895  
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Defense (A10) 1-0 Cross pin
Robatsch vs Jansa, 1974 
(A10) English, 14 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08) 0-1 Crosspin
Saemisch vs K Richter, 1941 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Benoni Taimanov Var (A67) 1-0 Hangman's noose via cross pin
Kasparov vs F A Cuijpers, 1980 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Bishop Highway Crossfire
F Visier Segovia vs J Betancort Curbelo, 1968 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Caro Var (C70) 0-1 Crossfire!
Tal vs J G van Eybergen, 1959 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 0-1

Horwitz (Stonewall-ish) Defense (A40) 1-0Nice sac into crosspin
E Schiller vs V Ossipov, 2005  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening (E00) 0-1Pinned to mating square and piled upon
S Demmery vs B Sambuev, 2010
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

13 Qe2xe4+! Black f6-knight is pinned against the f7-mating sq
Anderssen vs E Schallopp, 1864 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Variation (B70) 1-0 Pyrotechnics w/Pins
V Mikenas vs Viktor, 1980 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0The mating square
Tal vs G Barcza, 1962 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Pile on pin to win
Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 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

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

31 ... Rb8-b4+! 0-1 as White c3-pawn pinned to d3-mating square
D Antic vs D Milanovic, 1996 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

Center Counter Defense (B01) 1-0Black R pinned to mating square
Robson vs P Garcia Cardenas, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 45 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack. Unzicker Attack (B09) 0-1 Pins win
Bronstein vs S Conquest, 1996 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr, Bronstein Var (B01) 1-0 Two pins are too much
J Lenier vs R Hughes, 2014 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

QID Capablanca Variation (E16) 0-1 Handy Bishops and Pins
S Landau vs Noteboom, 1931 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 51 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Keres Def. (C96) 1-0Pinned to mating square e8
Fischer vs Keres, 1962 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Colle's Chess Masterpieces by Fred Reinfeld
Colle vs Euwe, 1924 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

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

"Kasparov's Immortal" - widely considered the best game ever
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Rice Gambit (C39) 0-1 Dbl attacks
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 0-1 A hidden gem!
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 33 moves, 0-1

French, King's Indian Attack (C00) 1-0 Pinned to mating square
Shirov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

3...Qd8 Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 Q deflects Q, B pins N = 2 less
Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Now that's some kind o' sharp shootin'!
Oll vs Shaked, 1997 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 35 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch. Steiner Attack (A65) 0-1 Q pin to the mate square
W Estrada Degrandi vs Gligoric, 1962 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 20 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 0-1 Minors rule
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1944 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch. Steiner Attack (E80) 1-0 Two on the mating square
Tolush vs V Ciocaltea, 1953 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 Arabian Mate Awaits
D Fridman vs Lenderman, 2010 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Sic Fischer-Sozin Flank Var (B87) 0-1 Sutovsky's Immortal
D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

QGA Janowski-Larsen Variation (D25) 0-1 The old boss goes 0-0-0
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

Bravo, Cheparinov ! Really nice!
Wang Yue vs I Cheparinov, 2007 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 54 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 0-1 Infiltration
H Van Riemsdijk vs P Youngworth, 1978 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 34 moves, 0-1

Certainly this must rank among Keres' finest
Hort vs Keres, 1961 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

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

Bird Opening (A02)1-0 Odd play, then tactics roll on open lines
F Bohatirchuk vs A Kalotay, 1964 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

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

Game 49: Starting out: The Caro-Kann by Joe Gallagher - see end
V Rajlich vs Groszpeter, 2001 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Both Black N's pinned
Tal vs M Strelkov, 1949 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

Scandi, Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 London 1862 Brilliancy prize win
Steinitz vs Mongredien, 1862 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack vs Ne4 (D03) 0-1 W fails to get developed
Kamsky vs I Novikov, 1987 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 29 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 1-0 Notes by Eric Schiller
D D van Geet vs Guyt, 1967  
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 B can be hero
R N Bauer vs B Finegold, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 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

Old Indian Def. Janowski M L (A53) 0-1 En prise Black minors
R J Gross vs L Christiansen, 1973 
(A53) Old Indian, 12 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack / Hungarian (A07) 1-0Pin wins; Bb6 is mate
Wen Yang vs V Artemiev, 2016 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack (B10) 0-1, 12 moves, Dbl R Pins!!
A Espeli vs Andersen, 1952 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 0-1

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

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Playin giveaway; pile on the pin
Pelikan vs W J Muhring, 1936 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Game # 89 in the Soltis book, "The 100 Best."
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

3...Qd6 Bronstein Variation (B01) 1-0 Back rank pin into N fork
Robson vs S Ravichandran, 2010
(B01) Scandinavian, 46 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 0-1 A lovely shot!
J Barle vs I Jelen, 1979 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

Benoni Gambit Accepted (A43) 0-1 Uncommon start, h-file punch
H Suechting vs Blackburne, 1906 
(A43) Old Benoni, 40 moves, 0-1

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

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Fraser-Minckwitz Def (C25) 1-0!
Chigorin vs A Solovtsov, 1884 
(C25) Vienna, 46 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian Var (B02) 0-1 Pin at end
J Mieses vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Spanish Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 Pawn advances & pins
Shirov vs Flear, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

KIA Symmetrical Defense (A05) 1-0 Back rank pin costly
Keene vs Hartston, 1968  
(A05) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

Scotch G. Max Lange Attack Long (C55) 1-0 Pin, Bully Deflection
Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1924 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Huebner. Rubinstein(E42) 1-0Pin, 2Deflections
Hort vs G Ligterink, 1983 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 25 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Six Pawns Attack (E77) 0-1 Various pins
H Mueller vs H Johner, 1934 
(E77) King's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

QGA Classical Def. Steinitz Development (D26) 1-0 Discovery
Alekhine vs Flohr, 1931 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

#6-Candidates Match (game 10) Bled 1965 (54/303)
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

King's English Var. Hungarian Attack (A25) 0-1 Back rank pin
M Banaszek vs Yusupov, 1992
(A25) English, 29 moves, 0-1

QG Declined: Capablanca (D43)0-1 W loses his center & back rank
R Cintron vs Alekhine, 1933 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

A slower Scholar's Mate
Michael Meyer vs D Newcomb, 1952 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Game 19 in Fischer's
A Gudmundsson vs Fischer, 1960 
(D95) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def. Exchange (D88) 1-0 Back rank pin removes guard
Geller vs A Z Kapengut, 1971 
(D88) Grunfeld, Spassky Variation, Main line,,, 25 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld 3Knights Petrosian System (D91) 1-0 W tactics reign
B Nagy vs B Dueno, 1966
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 40 moves, 1-0

Czech Defense: General (B06) 1-0 Surprise, yet so obvious!
J L Arnason vs Pribyl, 1987 
(B06) Robatsch, 15 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Exposed files
Svidler vs Bareev, 2004 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Doubled Rooks, P wedge
A Sacks vs M Micayabas, 1984 
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Raphael Variation (A80) 0-1 Bossy Black Queen
Kouatly vs Tseshkovsky, 1988 
(A80) Dutch, 22 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Manhattan Gambit. Anti-Stonewall (A80) 0-1 Pins
S Marder vs H Zygouris, 2011 
(A80) Dutch, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Var (C89) 1/2-1/2
S Sevian vs D Naroditsky, 2015 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

This isn't a Benko gambit, it's a KID gone wrong.
Navara vs Radjabov, 2007 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Paulsen Def (C39) 1-0 Notes by JHB
Blackburne vs Zukertort, 1872  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1-0

27. Rad1!! is the move White should have played
Duke Karl / Count Casabianca vs Kolisch, 1859 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

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

Bogo's most famous and convincing win over Alekhine
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

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

French vs King's Indian Attack (B40)1-0 Backward f-pawn problem
S Kindermann vs Short, 1987 
(B40) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B94) 1-0 This game will drive you nuts
A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Four Knights, Double Spanish (C49) 1-0 Stuck in absolute pin
Blackburne vs Von Scheve, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 36 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Castle by hand
F Vallejo Pons vs Shirov, 2002 
(B32) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Defense Blockade (D37) 1-0 Pin
Grischuk vs Aronian, 2011 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

Masterful Rook Use: Penetrate, Capture, Cut-off, Support
Schlechter vs J Mason, 1903 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

23. Be5! is an unusal pin for a positional advantage
Rublevsky vs Dreev, 2005 
(B30) Sicilian, 41 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

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

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 0-1 Counterattack wins
Macieja vs Karpov, 2003 
(C45) Scotch Game, 34 moves, 0-1

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 0-1 Counterpin boomerrangs
Capablanca vs A H Beckman, 1924 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

English, Golombek Def (A16) 0-1 Pin, Counterpin, X, Discovery
N Rudnev vs N Kopilov, 1939 
(A16) English, 12 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 0-1 Caught in the center, pinned
J Mieses vs Tarrasch, 1916 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 A pair of pins win
Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA, Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (C37) 1-0 Two pins win
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

K's English. 4Knights (A28) 0-1 Often, the 1st R should capture
Meesen vs H Mueller, 1928 
(A28) English, 13 moves, 0-1

double-pin -> again the Birchbeer cross
Sochor vs L van Damme, 1974 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Seminal Game, exchange KID dumbfoundingly profound
Dus Chotimirsky vs Capablanca, 1925 
(A48) King's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45) 1-0 N gets pinned
Martin vs Pompei, 1955 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Reverse pin blocked-double pin to win!
Kupreichik vs Sveshnikov, 1986 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

El intemporal Genio del Maestro R.J. Fischer
Fischer vs Greenblatt, 1977 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Keres Var (C32) 1-0 Not all pins
Lutikov vs Hamerman, 1949 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

Piece sac for attack drifts into queen sac for esthetic mate!
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

This game certainly deserved the brilliancy prize!
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

D. Staunton G. Accepted (A82) 1-0 2 half- & open files in 20
J Dobias vs R Tereba, 1930 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Def. Maroczy Var (B12) 1-0 Eccentric Chess; lots pins
Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Pin & Skewer
Wade vs R Sanguineti, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1-0

Hungarian vs Horwitz Def (A40) 0-1 Crossfire!
Denker vs Bronstein, 1954 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto Var(B24) 1-0 Clearing off defenders
Smyslov vs Kotov, 1943 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

One of those Games Determined by a Single Profound Move
Chigorin vs K A Walbrodt, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

Annotated by Steinitz: "Mr Gossip deserves the highest praise"
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

LEARN CHESS TACTICS, Chapter 6: Trapped Piece, by John Nunn
Dreev vs H Saldano Dayer, 2002 
(B07) Pirc, 31 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Variation (D16) 1-0 2 En prise
Miles vs E Preissmann, 1976 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese CG (C23) 1-0 So young, calm, coool!
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Goering Attack (C51) 1-0Epaulette #
Showalter vs Logan, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Italian, Greco G. Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54) 1-0 Windmill
E Jacobson vs V Kornia, 1913 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 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

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

French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 1-0 Exchange Sac, Pins
Waitzkin vs A Friedman, 1993 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mason CG (C40) 1-0 Self-pin; remove defender
Blackburne vs W Pollock, 1888  
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

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

"Karpov's Immortal" Linares 1994 - English, Symmetrical (A32)
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Flank Var (B87) 1-0 Remove the Defender
E Tate vs T Braunlich, 2001 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 21 moves, 1-0

QID Classical Traditional ML (E19) 0-1 Great Exchange Sacs, Bs
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0 A Masterpiece
Simagin vs Petrosian, 1956 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon. Grigoriev Var (C12) Fictional 5 Queens Game
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (1929-1984)
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Occupy weak squares
A Howell Williams vs A Kosten, 1982
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 24 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 White defies h6
S Hosea vs P A Fontaine, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80) 1-0 Fine Greek Gift
Denker vs Robbins, 1934 
(A80) Dutch, 19 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Advance 8.b4 (C45) 0-1 K walk
Dufresne vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Sic Dragon (B72) A Well known trap. If Nc6 then Ng4 is playable
K Rahn vs Rellstab, 1941 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 25 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Normal (B02) 1-0 Black Q forced into self-pin
Rublevsky vs Z Varga, 2001 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch. PP Var (D50) 0-1 R sac, pile on pin, Q in
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian (B01) 1-0 Miniature; pseudo Self-pin Nc6?
J Ourmet vs P Cierniak, 1989 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch (E86) 0-1 Incredible, Incredible Mikhail Tal
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

Ding catches Kamsky in a horrible sequence of pins
Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Accepted (A82) 1-0 Pins, Q Relocation
Lasker vs Bird, 1899 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 38 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Schmidt Var (C47) 0-1 Up the exchange, penetrate
Bird vs Lasker, 1899 
(C47) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 Early pin is costly
Alekhine vs R Duberger, 1923 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 25 moves, 0-1

QP Game: London System (D02) 0-1 Pile on pin, windmilled...
R Bancod vs M K A Russell, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch - Scandinavian Advance Var (B00) 0-1 Pins simplify
Paulsson / Brodd vs Nimzowitsch, 1921  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 44 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

Colle 6.0-0 dxc4 7.exd4 Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 1-0
Denker vs Chernev, 1942 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Kasparov Attack(C10) 1-0Knighted (or Pinned)
G Vescovi vs Karpov, 2004 
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Defense. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55) 0-1 Pins
B Abramovic vs Mikhalchishin, 1993 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

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

Alekhine wins Grunfeld in first WC match with Euwe
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 44 moves, 0-1

Triple sac ending in Boden's mate...
O Balk vs R J Barnes, 1926 
(C58) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Leonhardt Gambit 3...Qa5 4.b4 Qxb4 5.Rb1 (B01) 1-0
Lasker vs A G Berg, 1905 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 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

Black moved too many pawns while White was developing pieces
H E Schug vs Ditschuleit, 1985 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine Sys(D28) 1-0Pin; AK lost <10% games
Ulf Andersson vs Karpov, 1995 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 18 moves, 1-0

27...f6? does not ease the pin, it just loses the pawn.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

K's English. Two Knights' Variation Keres Var (A23) 0-1 IQP
Laaman vs Keres, 1935 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

QG Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) (D31) 0-1Pinned pawn robbery
I Krush vs A Zatonskih, 2011 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Def Six Pawns Attack (E77) 1-0 Heavies on the 6th
Yermolinsky vs P Hummel, 1999 
(E77) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov Variation (E12) 0-1 Coordinated Rooks
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 58 moves, 0-1

French Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0 Notes by Reti
Alekhine vs Fahrni, 1914  
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal (C69) 0-1 Rook robs the pin
S Malesic vs Reshevsky, 1967
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4, 33 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 1-0 Tremendous!
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 55 moves, 1-0

Chess for the Gifted and Busy by Lev Alburt
Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Exchange Variation (D13) 0-1 Spearhead piles on pin
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1922 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Now this is "in your face" PILING ON THE PIN!
Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

(C18) French, Winawer, 18 moves, 1-0 Pile on the pin to win!
A Rombaldoni vs F Bentivegna, 2012 
(C18) French, Winawer, 18 moves, 1-0

KID (E90) Bold kNights and piling on the pin
Kavalek vs Kasparov, 1982 
(E90) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Miniature; Pile on the Pin
H H Sonntag vs M Auer, 1990 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 9 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted, Gunsberg Def. 1-0 17 moves pile on pin
Janowski vs E Schallopp, 1896 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish Classical Modern Main Line (C64) 1-0 dxe5 piles on pin
W Pritchard vs I Hund, 1981 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 9 moves, 1-0

Pile on Pin: Don't trust other's theory... you might lose in 6
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Dutch: Queen's Knight Variation (A85) 0-1 Pile on the pin
T Molchanova vs Anna Wagener, 2009 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 14 moves, 0-1

KGA Bishop's Gambit (C33) 0-1 Don't castle + get pinned = loss
Nenarokov vs V Sozin, 1925 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

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

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

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0Pile on the pin
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

Slav Gambit. Alekhine Attack (D10) 1-0 Pin Carefully
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Def (C36) 0-1 Raking Bishops
R J Fontinha vs W Nash, 1988 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense (C52) 1-0 Just take it!
F Riemann vs Koeltsch / Pfeiffer / Roesner, 1873 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open Var. M.L. (C80) 1-0 Pin it and pile on to win it
Alekhine vs J Ganzo Mediavilla, 1944 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 11 moves, 1-0

Nottingham 1936- Brilliancy Prize; No remedy for g5
Alekhine vs C H Alexander, 1936  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Meran QGD with FOUR Queens on Baord
L Pliester vs Dreev, 1989 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 1-0 White creeps forward
J Kotrc vs H Prochazka, 1910 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game (C45) 1-0 Spearhead double attack, pile on pin
F Dieperink vs P Klootwijk, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Def (D46) 0-1 Pile on the pin
Lautier vs Anand, 1995 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 19 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz (C11)1-0 Pile on the pin
J Gallagher vs Korchnoi, 2006 
(C11) French, 14 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 Arabian Mate
G West vs HIARCS, 1994
(C28) Vienna Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Creepy Crawly 5 pawns on the 6th; W had no advantage until pin
N Schouten vs P Du Chattel, 1975 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 1-0

MARKER DIVIDER: Unclassified Pins are below here
C Van der Zee vs E Dluski, 1993 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 1 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Hungarian Def (C50) 1-0 Breakthru to pin, win
Tarrasch vs Showalter, 1898 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

Blindfolded Paul Morphy defeats his Uncle in 20 moves
Morphy vs E Morphy, 1849 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

The odd "Stone-Ware" defense wins w/a pin
Schiffers vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 42 moves, 0-1

A pawn storm and a mighty pin come through w/out the queen
V Knorre vs Chigorin, 1874 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Game 150: "Wonders and Curiosities of Chess"
Capablanca vs Kevitz, 1924 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Mestel Var (A02) 0-1 Notes by JHB
Bird vs Blackburne, 1886  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Mason Countergambit (C40) 0-1 Pile on the pin
D G Baird vs Blackburne, 1898 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Danish G. Declined. Sorensen Def 3...d5 exd5 (C21) 0-1 Bs 4Free
G Nyholm vs Alekhine, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Heavy HEAVY pieces in the center
Blackburne vs Owen, 1890  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch (C47) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Tarrasch vs G Simonson, 1887 
(C47) Four Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

Blackburne defends the Scotch Gambit, opens g-file, wins in 20!
Harper vs Blackburne, 1868  
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

KG Falkbeer CG. Charousek G Accepted (C32) 0-1 Notes by JHB
E Schallopp vs Blackburne, 1896  
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish,Marshall Attack. Steiner Var (C89) 0-1 Exposed royalty
C B van den Berg vs Szabo, 1958 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 24 moves, 0-1

Italian Classical, Cntr Attack (C53) 1-0 Notes by J. Lowenthal
Morphy vs J G Cunningham, 1859  
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Lasting pins are painful
Blackburne / Allies vs Zukertort / Hoffer, 1881 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 0-1 VP 1 of a kind
Fischer vs V Pupols, 1955 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

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

AA treats Lasker's pawns like they're peons, but it's just pins
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Marshall Variation (B01) 0-1 Piling on the pin
R Kause vs E McCormick, 1959
(B01) Scandinavian, 17 moves, 0-1

Grob, pseudo Sicilian (A00) 1-0, 26 moves; pile on the pin
Lapshun vs F H Brock, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 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

Grob Opening: Keene Def (A00) 1-0 27 moves; open file dominance
F Brown vs L Van Vliet, 1904
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening Dbl Fianchetto (A00) 1-0, 38 moves; pin
M Basman vs Taylor, 1989
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

A smart bishop sacrifice leads to a pin
Timman vs Anand, 1992
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

a pin, a sacrifice, or a hammer blow!
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

QG Accepted: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Pin it to win it
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 0-1 Black Q hung 3 different ways!?!
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

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

Nimzo-Indian Defense (E40) 1-0 Brilliant advance of passer
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian, Scheveningen. Modern Var (B83) 1-0 Reviewed in books
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 Heap on the fortress
Lasker vs H R Bigelow, 1926 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 19 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Back rank pins
Chigorin vs Winawer, 1883 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 0-1

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Simple pins win
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1900 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 49 moves, 0-1

Colle System (D05) 0-1 Lasker carefully escapes
Blackburne vs Lasker, 1899 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 N sac, pile on pins, Bishops EG
V Georgiev vs R Goletiani, 2005
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 103 moves, 1-0

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

French McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 A Knight on the 6th...
Lasker vs Showalter, 1899 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 38 moves, 1-0

QG Declined Harrwitz Attack (D35) 1/2-1/2 3 Exchange Sacrifices
Janowski vs Lasker, 1899 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Leningrad: Queen's Knight Var (A85) 1-0 g-file demolition
Sakaev vs Kramnik, 1989 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 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

Winawer. Kondratiyev Variation (C15); Pin her to win her
Geller vs Petrosian, 1953 
(C15) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 0-1

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

French Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Pawn lever, pile on the pin
Smyslov vs Tolush, 1939 
(C16) French, Winawer, 24 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 1-0 Alekhine's GUN
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Classical (C18) 1-0 Notes by Bobby Fischer
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1970  
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

(C18) French, Winawer Adv, 52 moves, 1-0 Double pin win
M Kobalia vs Akopian, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System (C07) 0-1
Bronstein vs Gulko, 1968 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

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

D05 Rubinstein Opening: Classical Defense ~ Tartakower
Blackburne vs J Minckwitz, 1881 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening (A02) 1-0 Both 0-0-0, Dynamic Dbl Fio
Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst), Novosibirsk Var (A00) 0-1 5 passers oughta do
Morozevich vs Kasparov, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Bird, Hobbs Gambit (A02) 1/2-1/2 White survives IQP passer
S Buecker vs T Vogler, 1997 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian b3 French Var. Westerinen Attack (B40) 0-1 Pile on pin
V Malaniuk vs Kotronias, 1988 
(B40) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

The Black bishop and passer are pinned from behind, can't promo
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A10) English, 59 moves, 1-0

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

Benoni, 4 Pawns, Dynamic Attack (A56) 0-1 Pins, Pawn lever
Opocensky vs Hromadka, 1942
(A56) Benoni Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Benoni Classical Czerniak Def Tal Line (A77) 1-0 W kNight next
Portisch vs Winants, 1988
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 32 moves, 1-0

Black recaptures Nxd5 instead of pawn retakes pawn
Duras vs Z Barasz, 1912 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

Notes by Geza Maroczy; QGD Orthodox D64
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Benoni, Snail Variation (A43) Bishops All About Miniature
Karosz vs C Jaffe, 1936 
(A43) Old Benoni, 8 moves, 1-0

QP Game: Krause Variation (D02) 1-0 Simple tactics
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Connected passers in the center
Schlechter vs H Suechting, 1905 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 0-1 Pin, Passer,
Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Open Classical Def. ML (C83) 0-1 Q sac, pin pawn to Q
J W Baird vs W Pollock, 1889  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 0-1

Hort plays great defense; pins the rook and wins the rook.
Polugaevsky vs Hort, 1976 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 0-1

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

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

King's English. 4 Knts Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 Block backward pawn
Smyslov vs Romanishin, 1979 
(A28) English, 33 moves, 0-1

QGD (D30) 1-0 Famous R ending, highly annotated, photo
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07) 0-1 Open files
Kotronias vs Kramnik, 1992 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack Classical Var (A01) 1-0 Kside attack, R EG
Nakamura vs Aronian, 2014 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 78 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Sicilian Bird (A02) 1-0 Hole on 6th, Pin on 7th
Nakamura vs Y Kryvoruchko, 2014
(A02) Bird's Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

QP Levitsky Attack. Euwe Var (D00) 1-0 White Minority Attack
Kamsky vs S Erenburg, 2014 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Normal Variation (C10) 1-0 Making use of pins
Fischer vs R Blaine, 1964 
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Advance (C16) 1-0 Central pawn storm, R pins Q
Fischer vs R Hoppe, 1964 
(C16) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Game 101 My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower
Tartakower vs Przepiorka, 1929 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

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

QID Classical. Traditional (E17) 0-1 Deflection, Pin, Zugzwang
Najdorf vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan (B33) 1-0 miniature, pile on the pin
B Wall vs D Isenhower, 1977 
(B33) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 0-1Pin & pawn roller
G Teitz vs B Wall, 1984 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C55) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Koltanowski vs NN, 1938 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knights Def. Perreux Var (C55) 1-0 Kingdom to Kdom
Anderssen vs de Riviere, 1859 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Haxo Gambit (C55) 1-0 A Masterly Escape - Blindfolded!!
Blackburne vs A G Howard, 1862  
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Classical Variation (C30) 0-1 Discovered Attack
Chigorin vs Burn, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Botvinnik Def. I Edge Var (B25) 1-0Pile on pin
I Bilek vs Gheorghiu, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 19 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Scandinavian Var (B02) 1-0 BLACK K MARCH!!
P Vucinic vs D Djurovic, 1986 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Potter Variation (C45) 1-0 c-file bone in throat
Blackburne vs G MacDonnell, 1876  
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06) 1-0Dbl Knt Sacs aid Bs
M Yeo vs A T Erdal-Smith, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD Vienna Variation (D37) 1-0 Snuffed out?!
Kramnik vs Kaidanov, 1993 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Not Normal (C00) 0-1 Good vs All
Dreev vs D Andreikin, 2013 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

French Adv 6a3 a5 ML (C02) 1-0Open h-file, pins final position
P Haba vs L Efler, 1993
(C02) French, Advance, 32 moves, 1-0

Excellent use of space, batteries, pins, and double check
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 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

Pirc, Austrian, Unzicker Attack (B09) 1-0 h-pawn creates pin
Nakamura vs Smirin, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A04) 0-1 Anastasia's mate
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A04) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Wing Gambit (B20) 1-0 Bxh7+, Ng5+, Qh5, etc.
Marshall vs Stodie, 1920 
(B20) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C55) 1-0 Deflection or Pin
Movsesian vs Adams, 2009 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

QGD: Harrwitz Attack (D35) 1-0 2R's 4A Q w/pin coming next
Harrwitz vs Loewenthal, 1853 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check, Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Few mate AK
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Karpov, 1992 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 36 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

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 1-0 Queenside clamp
Gunsberg vs Steinitz, 1891 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

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

28 Rh1-h5! Black f6-knight pinned to e5-square next to f5-king
Aronian vs A Volokitin, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 1-0 Tactical; Smart EG
Alekhine vs Yates, 1910 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Fishin' Pole Flames
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 33 moves, 1-0

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0!
K Spraggett vs R Bedard, 1972 
(C13) French, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Double Pin
Rossolimo vs C Kottnauer, 1948 
(B30) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

SSicilian Paulsen (B48) 1-0 Pile on the pin; it's helpless
M Huba vs A Torotto, 2000
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

U annihilate my Queenside & I'll destroy your Kingside
A Blodstein vs Rublevsky, 1992
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

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