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Some S-upermen
Compiled by fredthebear

Give Clark Kent a phone booth and watch what happens next.

This collection grew so large that World Champions Vassily Smyslov and Boris Spassky needed their own separate collection.

Howard Staunton and Wilhelm Steinitz are over in the t_t players collection. They are joined by hypermodern stars Duncan Suttles and Kevin Spraggett. Some of their games remain in here, but most are over there.

Carl Schlechter was so classically good he's in the collection with Capablanca and Rubinstein. Yes, Schlechter was THAT good!

Otherwise, there are a lot of players whose last names start with the letter "S"!

Game 189: Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 35 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez de Segura (1530-1580)
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1560 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 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

The Original Legall's Mate (w/Disputed Facts)
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Miniature: Black can accept the pawn but then should let it go
J H Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Saratt Var (C44) 1-0 Resembles Jerome Gambit
Shumov vs Jaenisch, 1850 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Staunton's Mona Lisa
Staunton vs Cochrane, 1842 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

One of three English from 1843
Staunton vs Saint Amant, 1843 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Second of three English from 1843
Staunton vs Saint Amant, 1843 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 1-0

Impact of Genius: 500 years of Grandmaster Chess p. 30
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

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

10.Ne5!! This game is a BLAST!!
Staunton vs NN, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 1-0N sac, RxR+ deflects Black Q, then Qh2
Staunton vs Cunningham, 1856 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game: General (C20) 1-0 Fine positional chess
Somacarana vs Cochrane, 1856 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 LPDOs in the Shooting Gallery
G Salmon vs D Szabo, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Vienna Game (C25) 0-1 Clear the way!
Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C25) Vienna, 31 moves, 0-1

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

Evans Gambit. Compromised Def (C52) 1-0 Pin, R sac, K chase
Steinitz vs Strauss, 1860 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 1-0 Q sac, Disc Dbl ++
Steinitz vs E Pilhal, 1862 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. ML (C51) 1-0 Q sac, got her back
Steinitz vs P T Duffy, 1865 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

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

The best Steinitz sacrifice! Every type of unit involved!
M Hewitt vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein Var (C10) 1-0 Q gets snarred pawn grabbing
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

"The Namesake Game" is certainly worthy of that!
J Mason vs Steinitz, 1883 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

The Battle at Hastings! (One of the most far-sighted combos.)
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack (D35) 1-0 Rob the pin, bust up the h-file
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Hedgehog (C66)0-1 a-pawn is the difference
Schiffers vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

Schlecter played viciously! Knights thump the bishop pair.
Schlechter vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C28) Vienna Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. ML (C51) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy next
Napoleao dos Santos vs J Caldas Vianna, 1880 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Emil Schallopp (1843-1919)
Gunsberg vs E Schallopp, 1886 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Italian, Two Knights Def. Perreux Variation (C55) 1-0Which one?
Schiffers vs E Schallopp, 1887 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 70 moves, 1-0

Emmanuel Schiffers (1850-1904) Brilliancy Prize
Schiffers vs Harmonist, 1887 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 1-0

KGA Muzio Gambit Sarratt Def (C37) 1-0 Parry the back rank mate
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1878 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

Evans G. Goering Attack (C51) 1-0Incredible K hunt; mate in 13!
Schiffers vs Nolde, 1872 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

French, Rubinstein. Blackburne (C10) 1-0Notes by von Bardeleben
Schiffers vs Blackburne, 1895  
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Steinitz Var (C44) 1-0 R sac opens file for R
Showalter vs Pillsbury, 1894 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Salwe vs Olland, 1907 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

George Salwe (1862-1920)
Znosko-Borovsky vs Salwe, 1909  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def (A53)1-0 Space gains material advantage, passer
Salwe vs Tartakower, 1910 
(A53) Old Indian, 61 moves, 1-0

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

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

Schlechter's king takes a walk, but Herzfeld's is mated.
Schlechter vs Herzfeld, 1893 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

French Defense; Schlechter variation as White
Schlechter vs Showalter, 1898 
(C00) French Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Sic Alapin B22 This "missing" game was found by Vlastimil Fiala
Nimzowitsch vs Schlechter, 1905 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 0-1

1st brilliancy prize at 1909 St. Petersburg - Miscalculation
Schlechter vs Salwe, 1909 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Schlecter's Gems
Schlechter vs Siegfried August Wolf, 1894 
(C13) French, 16 moves, 1-0

Long Tall Salwe. A great swindle.
Znosko-Borovsky vs Salwe, 1907 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Elephant Gambit (C40) 1-0 Cross-pin again!
W A T Schelfhout vs NN, 1910 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

"The Joys of Chess" by Fred Reinfeld
Spielmann vs M Elyashiv, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

"The Art of Sacrifice in Chess" by R. Spielmann
G Schories vs Spielmann, 1905 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 25 moves, 0-1

Dutch Rubinstein (A84) 0-1 Rudolf Spielmann (1883-1942)
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 17 Sharp tactics
Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 1-0 Prevent castling and more
Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1910 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

French Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 0-1 Heavy weights
Reti vs Spielmann, 1919 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. ML (B15) 1-0 Castle opposite, full force Kside
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1909 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line (B15) 1-0 Blitzkrieg!!
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1-0 Spielmann's Best Game
Spielmann vs Vidmar, 1926 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

G432 of 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower/du Mont
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 0-1

KGA Traditional 4...Bg7 (C38) 0-1Black battery down h-file w/Ns
J Szekely vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B40) 1/2-1/2
Saemisch vs Spielmann, 1928
(B40) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Benoni. Russian Var (A44) 0-1 Remove the guard
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1919 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

La ventaja en espacio y su derivado en el ataque
Spielmann vs Gruenfeld, 1922 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

One of my favourites: Spielmann with the pawn sac on move 4!
Spielmann vs S Landau, 1933 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1/2-1/2 g-file tussle
Spielmann vs Saemisch, 1920
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs M Walter, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation (A52) 0-1 Crazed Knights!
Euwe vs Spielmann, 1922 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer CG Charousek Gambit Old Line (C32) 1-0Nice Qside attk
Spielmann vs E Wadling, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA, Breyer Gambit (C33) 1-0 Not easy to see the compensation!
Spielmann vs J Moeller, 1920 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Tarrasch (C53) 1-0Rob the pin, hit the 7th!
Spielmann vs E Eliskases, 1936 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 47 moves, 1-0

Game 9: 500 Master Games - Book 1 (Tartakower/du Mont)
Spielmann vs Duras, 1907 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Kaufmann Var (C29) 1-0 Greek gift, Kside attack
Spielmann vs Constantin Haralds, 1919 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 Kside attack
Reti vs Spielmann, 1913 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Game 211 in 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Spielmann vs Maroczy, 1922 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 Greek gift and a knight!
Spielmann vs Simon Rubinstein, 1933 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

SWG, Carlsbad Var (B20) 1-0 Both Ks exposed to check before 0-0
Spielmann vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B20) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1-0

SWG, Marshall Var (B20) 1-0 N outpost and Q on 7th
Spielmann vs Saemisch, 1925 
(B20) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Munich 1926- first brilliancy prize
Spielmann vs H Gebhardt, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

SWG, Declined (B20) 1-0 Full firepower through center
Spielmann vs G Patay, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

SWG, Spielmann tries to give away his Knight & Queen for free.
Spielmann vs Grob, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Breyer Var (C29) 1-0 W is all up in there!
Spielmann vs P F Johner, 1922 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

"Every move - no matter how obvious - must be checked". -- Capa
Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

Game 54: Take My Rooks by Minev and Seirawan
Saemisch vs NN, 1934
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

Friedrich Sämisch (1896-1975)
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Bishop Attack Classical Def (E48) 0-1 Q trap next
Jung vs Saemisch, 1936 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 26 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening (A00) 0-1 The f-pawn will stroll in
Reti vs Saemisch, 1925
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

French Defense (C00) 1-0 Great Brilliancy Prize Game
E Steiner vs Tartakower, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Steiner Var (B02) 1-0 What a hurricane attack!
R H Steinmeyer vs N Bernstein, 1944 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

NID Spielmann. Stahlberg Var(E23) 1-0He made a name for himself
Stahlberg vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 31 moves, 1-0

KID Averbakh. Benoni Def Advance (E75) 1-0 Boden's Mate threat
Stahlberg vs A Matanovic, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 41 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Swedish Variation, Central Break (D33) 1/2-
Gligoric vs Stahlberg, 1949
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 All Rs on 7th
Stahlberg vs Gligoric, 1949 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Middlegame Combinations by Peter Romanovsky
Stahlberg vs Najdorf, 1947 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nimzowitsch Exchange Var (B29) 1-0Sacrifices all over
Seidman vs Santasiere, 1939 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 24 moves, 1-0

Anthony Santasiere (1904-1977)
Santasiere vs E B Adams, 1926 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Nice tactics, lawn mower mate
Santasiere vs F Reinfeld, 1937 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Anthony Santasiere (1904-1977) Colle Zuk vs Small Cntr; Q sac
Santasiere vs B Blumin, 1939 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Stanley Var. Reversed Spanish (C26) 1-0 Both offer
Santasiere vs W Adams, 1946 
(C26) Vienna, 10 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Zukertort (A04) 1-0 Hog on the 7th
Santasiere vs A J Fink, 1946 
(A04) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C27) 1-0White will win a piece
Santasiere vs A Sandrin, 1946 
(C27) Vienna Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Zukertort System vs Slav (A04) 1-0 Lawn mower
Santasiere vs S E Almgren, 1948 
(A04) Reti Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Old Line(C32) 1-0Pin # square
Santasiere vs N Bakos, 1949
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Polish, Zukertort System (A04) 1-0 Battery on long diagonal
Santasiere vs R Draxl, 1960 
(A04) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Sweet decoy sacrifice
Sokolsky vs Krupski, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Three Knights /Scotch (C46) 0-1Crossfire b-file & long diagonal
V Liublinsky vs Simagin, 1939 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack (B76) 0-1 Exchange sacrifice
Panov vs Simagin, 1943 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Quite instructive basic Knight endgame tactics.
G Barcza vs Simagin, 1949 
(A04) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Defense: Normal Var (E70) 0-1 Long range attack
O Moiseev vs Simagin, 1951 
(E70) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer (B39) 0-1
Byvshev vs Simagin, 1952 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 69 moves, 0-1

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

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

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Brilliancy prize
Simagin vs Stein, 1961 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Four Knights. Exchange (B45) 0-1 Failed N sacrifice
L Schmidt vs Lasker, 1901 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 32 moves, 0-1

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

Scotch 4 Knights, Schmid Gambit (C47) 0-1 Double Desperados
Bogoljubov vs L Schmid, 1949 
(C47) Four Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Kecskemet Var (C75) 1-0A bit like a Greek Gift
L Schmid vs K Gumprich, 1950 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Old Benoni. Schmid Var (A43) 0-1 Bishop to the 3rd rank!
C Hayes vs L Schmid, 1954 
(A43) Old Benoni, 27 moves, 0-1

Lothar Maximilian Lorenz Schmid (1929-)
G Gibbs vs L Schmid, 1968 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

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

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0 Shrewd sacs
L Hazai vs W Schmidt, 1975 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 1-0

KID 4 Pawns, Dynamic Attack (E76) 1-0His name erased from books
Soos vs Geller, 1962 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Modern Var (B56) 1-0 Common trap in the Sicilian
Szabo vs B Sooky, 1946 
(B56) Sicilian, 7 moves, 1-0

Stunning Q sacrifice for 3 minor pieces.
Szabo vs K Honfi, 1950 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 (B22) 0-1 Watch out for B+N from same side
Zakar vs Szabo, 1933 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 0-1

QGD Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Stunning decoy sacrifice
Szabo vs I Polgar, 1969 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

French Winawer Petrosian Var (C16) 0-1R decoy sac, Discovered+
Velimirovic vs Szabo, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 0-1

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

Game 67: "Leonid Stein - Master of Attack" by GM Raymond Keene.
Poltoranov vs Stein, 1955 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 25 moves, 0-1

KID Accelerated Averbakh Var (E70) 0-1 Not in Keene's book
E Zagorjansky vs Stein, 1956 
(E70) King's Indian, 50 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B65) 1-0 Aggressive center
Stein vs V Osnos, 1959 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 24 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Dbl Fio (A07) 1-0 White Q sac & connected rooks
Stein vs Sokolsky, 1960 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 1-0 Surprise B sac opens chain
Stein vs Petrosian, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian c5, d5, e5 (A08) 1-0 W counter offers
Stein vs L Zinn, 1961 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

KID Normal Variation (E70) 0-1 A real cliff-hanger
Gligoric vs Stein, 1962 
(E70) King's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Modern (B42) 1-0 About to discover check
Stein vs Portisch, 1962 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 4.Qc2?! (B50) 0-1 Bronstein's creativity fizzles
Bronstein vs Stein, 1965 
(B50) Sicilian, 56 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Delayed Alapin/KIA (B50) 1/2-1/2 Mutual overlook
J Emma vs Stein, 1966 
(B50) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Leonid Stein - Master of Attack" by GM Raymond Keene.
Stein vs S Schweber, 1966 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 46 moves, 1-0

KIA: Smyslov Var/Delayed Polish (A05) 1-0 Pin to win!
Stein vs L Barczay, 1967 
(A05) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 50: Leonid Stein - Master of Attack
Stein vs Smyslov, 1972 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Classical 5.Bd3?! (B18) 1-0 Gambit per Tarrasch
O Sarapu vs H Matthai, 1948 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Declined (C44) 1-0 JHB # pattern
O Sarapu vs Z Frankel, 1962 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Smyslov Main Line (B17) 1-0 Rxg7 sets the fire
L Shamkovich vs Kholmov, 1961 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Great combination staring down the jaws of defeat!
V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def: Adler Var (A52) 1-0 Open g-file heavy artillery
G Sigurjonsson vs A S Segal, 1968 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

How not to play 1.b3; nice Dovetail Mate
J M Bellon Lopez vs Smejkal, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening Symmetrical Defense (A05) 1-0 2 Hogs on the 7th
Smyslov vs Stahlberg, 1956 
(A05) Reti Opening, 78 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Wade-Smyslov Var (E11) 0-1 Lost pawn plus
K Spraggett vs Smyslov, 1985 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 14 moves, 0-1

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System ML(D29) 0-1Castled OUT of it
Spassky vs Suetin, 1964 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer (B39) 0-1
Spassky vs Savon, 1973 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 62 moves, 0-1

Crossfire and Ng5 positioned to bust up Black's fianchetto
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0Masterpiece! See Nunn's book
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1985 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

P. 154, King's Indian ATTACK by J. Emms
Fedorov vs Suetin, 1992
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Great Snake (A10) 0-1 Keep the pieces coming
J I Zilber vs Suetin, 1957 
(A10) English, 17 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Attack (C43) 1-0 In control
Suetin vs J Bademian, 1954 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Byrne Var (B07) 1-0 Ending: B&N beat R
Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Q Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 0-1 Remove the Guard, promo
Birbrager vs Suetin, 1964
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

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

KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 N sac for connected passers
Smejkal vs Petrosian, 1981 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0Unusual Smothered Mate
Sveshnikov vs Igor Ivanov, 1976 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

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

English Opening: Adorjan Defense (A10) 0-1 Forking N+ next
Kholmov vs Sax, 1976 
(A10) English, 19 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann, Advance. Tal Variation (B12) 1-0 Rip open the center
Sax vs E Hermansson, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 0-1 Black tears up Qside
Spassky vs Sax, 1989
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 Exchange sac attk
Sax vs Ehlvest, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 4, p. 30 in the book Power Mates by Bruce Pandolfini.
M Stean vs Sax, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 21 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Paulsen Var(C25) 1-0Castle, attack opposite wings
Soltis vs Romanishin, 1989 
(C25) Vienna, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Slam ahead to the King!
S Smagin vs S Salov, 1984 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Q Pawn Game: Levitsky Attack (D00) 1/2-1/2 One open file
Miles vs S Smagin, 1995
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B22) 1-0 3 pieces for Q, control cnter
S Smagin vs S Semkov, 1988
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1 3 decoy sacs
R Lau vs S Smagin, 1990 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

45.Bc5! Zugzwang!
K Spraggett vs G Glen, 1975 
(C02) French, Advance, 45 moves, 1-0

Stean wins the Brilliancy prize by crushing Browne
M Stean vs Browne, 1974 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Early sac Nd5 in the Sicilian Chameleon leads to Q trap.
Smirin vs Gelfand, 1987 
(B20) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 8...f6 9.Nc7+
Smirin vs Y Afek, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 King Hunt by the Queen
Smirin vs B Avrukh, 2002
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Amazing king hunt by 10 year old Short
S J Hooker vs Short, 1975 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 0-1 Rob the pin, form batteries
J M Hodgson vs Short, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Modern Dbl Elongated Hippo vs f3, g4 (B06) 1-0 N infiltration
Short vs Kavalek, 1986 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

Leningrad Bird (A02) 0-1 W is missing his teeth!
R Diabi vs Short, 1983
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

QGD Harrwitz Attack (D37) 1-0 g4 spike, increasingly bizarre
Speelman vs Short, 1988 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Center Counter (B01) 1-0 Simple white development to pawn race
Short vs Salov, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 63 moves, 1-0

Koningswandeling van Nigel Short
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Passer
Short vs Speelman, 1991 
(C49) Four Knights, 47 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical (C48) 1-0 Look deeply
Short vs Adams, 1991 
(C48) Four Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Short's passed pawns are tall indeed!
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 61 moves, 1-0

White comes in the backdoor, the Black king exits side window
Kasparov vs Short, 1987 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1 From Kside to Qside
K Hulak vs Short, 1987 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

Delete from this collection.
Short vs Timman, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 34 in Steve Giddins' 50 Essential Chess Lessons
J M Hodgson vs Short, 1987 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 62 moves, 0-1

Odd Modern Stonewall Dutch Bd6 (A90) 0-1 Breakthru on f2
Gelfand vs Short, 1990 
(A84) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

4...b5?! Popular line mid-1800s ~Kieseritsky's Immortal Game L
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

sicilijanka koju želim igrati
Short vs Kasparov, 1987 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian McDonnell Attack. Tal Gambit (B21) 1-0 Centralized N
Short vs Kasparov, 1990 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 52 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short (B12) 0-1 Twenty something combo
Short vs Seirawan, 1992 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attk (B12) 1-0 Activate a pesky N
Short vs Seirawan, 1989 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Watson's Mastering the Chess Openings I, Ch. 3, p. 54 P Chains
Short vs Seirawan, 1990
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 60 moves, 1-0

Nice Penetration
Short vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

French Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1 Yaz pulled the rug out
K Mokry vs Seirawan, 1978 
(C02) French, Advance, 34 moves, 0-1

Yasser combo ends game
Seirawan vs B Kogan, 1986 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Winning Chess Brilliancies by Seirawan - Game 5
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

NID Huebner Main Line (E41) 0-1 Active rooks penetrate
Gligoric vs Seirawan, 1980 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 62 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Var (E12) 1-0 Brilliance
Seirawan vs Timman, 1990 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Vitolinsh Var (E11) 0-1 Greek gift fails
Quinteros vs Seirawan, 1985 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Indian Def. Hedgehog (A17) 1-0 Castled into it
Seirawan vs M Wiedenkeller, 1979 
(A17) English, 36 moves, 1-0

"Winning Chess Strategies" by Yasser Seirawan; Botvinnik System
Seirawan vs M Vukic, 1979 
(A26) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 14: The Art of Logical Thinking by Neil McDonald
V Kovacevic vs Seirawan, 1980 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense Bg7, Nh6 (B06) 1/2- Q kept perpetual threat & +
I Stohl vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

English Opening: Symmetrical. Three Knights (A34) 1-0 Tempting
Seirawan vs A Kuligowski, 1983 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 50 in Chess Duels by GM Yasser Seirawan
Karpov vs Seirawan, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 82 moves, 0-1

Now this is a game! Psycho attack! Steely defense!
Lautier vs Seirawan, 1991 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 57 moves, 0-1

KID Six Pawns Attack (E77) 1-0 Weakened dark squares
Seirawan vs Ivanchuk, 1997 
(E77) King's Indian, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 6 in Chess Duels by Yasser Seirawan
Seirawan vs Tal, 1980 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 57 moves, 1-0

The theoretically most important game of the first half of 1988
Sax vs Seirawan, 1988 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID Normal. Bernstein Def (E58) 1-0 Triple on the open g-file
I Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1999 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. M.L. (C80) 0-1 Kside double exchange sac
Z Almasi vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Worrall Attack Castling line (C86) 1-0Blow out
Short vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

French Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1 Heavy pieces snatch Ps
Khalifman vs Short, 2001
(C02) French, Advance, 48 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Botvinnik Def I Edge (B25) 1-0 Open g-file
Short vs Zhu Chen, 2002
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 1-0 122 moves
Short vs M Krasenkow, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 122 moves, 0-1

Short slays Sicilian with Queen sac on h7
Short vs J Ye, 2004 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy, Norwegian Var (C70) 0-1 Royal family fork loss
A Zozulia vs Short, 2007 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek G. Accepted (C32) 1-0 He earned it.
Short vs Karjakin, 2008 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 94 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90) 1-0 6.Qf3?! works
Short vs N Grandelius, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B92) 1-0 Shake or no?! Instructive EG X$ end
Short vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 1-0 Efficient White play
Short vs G Seletsky, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

QGD Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 0-1 R sac for Q penetration
P Cramling vs Short, 2011 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Closed f4-Nf3-Bc4 (B23) 1-0 Video link
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange (D85) 0-1 Control the center
Fedorowicz vs L Shamkovich, 1980 
(D85) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Dbl B sac, Q piles on pin
L Shamkovich vs Anguiano, 1978 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack (B03) 0-1 Stunning combo!
J Vetemaa vs Shabalov, 1986 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 1-0 Nf6 Block
Shabalov vs A Ivanov, 1994 
(C22) Center Game, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan (B33) 0-1 Nxf2 screamed to be played
J Dworakowska vs Shabalov, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening / KIA (A00) 0-1Clearance Sac into Lawnmower #
Velimirovic vs Skembris, 1997 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Shabalov and Shirov are the living remnants of Tal.
Shabalov vs Stripunsky, 2010 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 25 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 5...Be6 6.Bd3(C42) 1-0Pin
K Shirazi vs G Lane, 1983 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 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

Sic ScheveningenPerenyi Gambit (B90) 1/2-1/2 Why not take Knt?
Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

Cntr Cntr ML 8.Nd5 Mieses Var (B01) 1-0 Rxg7!
Shirov vs Salov, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

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

A stupendous attacking gem by Shirov; N sac pays off big!
F Tahirov vs Shirov, 2007 
(A21) English, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Game 24: Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov
Shirov vs Piket, 1990 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

QGDBaltic Defense Pseudo-Slav (D02) 0-1 En prise rook is immune
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch (C42) 1-0 Q+ & fork R
Shirov vs J Smeets, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Linares Var (D20) 1-0 R&N Sacs
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1993 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1/2- 1Rook vs 3Pawns
Anand vs Shirov, 2001
(C11) French, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical(B84) 1-0Brave Ns, Connected Ps
Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov, Game 19
Shirov vs A Hauchard, 1990 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 5.g4 Shirov Gambit (C41) 1-0 Ks on orignal squares
Shirov vs L Cyborowski, 2008 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack (B12) 1-0 Exposed K
Shirov vs Karpov, 1999 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Normal? (B02) 1-0 Which Q wins? Dbl R sac
Shirov vs B Dagenais, 2012 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Four Knights. Exchange (B45) 0-1En prise interference
Rublevsky vs Shirov, 1992 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 23 moves, 0-1

Stunning EG Bishop sacrifice by Shirov allows K penetration
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Alekhine. Abonyi (A52) 0-1 Sacs!
Bacrot vs Shirov, 2000 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf ML (B99) 0-1 N outpost-->fork, Q sac, B pin
J Saksis vs Shirov, 1985 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 8: Understanding Chess: Move By Move - John Nunn
Shirov vs D Reinderman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Rook sac breaks it open
V Chuchelov vs Shirov, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack Perenyi Gambit (B81) 1-0
Shirov vs Topalov, 2001 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Pin win
Shirov vs Bareev, 1993 
(B32) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Archangelsk (C78) 0-1 Best R wins
G Astrom vs Shirov, 1989 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 6 in Starting Out: The King's Indian by Joe Gallagher
I Sokolov vs Shirov, 1999 
(E97) King's Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 56 in Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov
Shirov vs Joel Benjamin, 1994 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack Bishop Hunt (B12) 1-0
Shirov vs Topalov, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Another game from Shirov with a quick, explosive finish.
Shirov vs Fressinet, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2Knights Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 DK analysis
Shirov vs S Sulskis, 2014 
(C57) Two Knights, 28 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 6.dxc5 (C42) 0-1Fast time
Short vs Shirov, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

Speelman's foreword to Shirov's 1997 book Fire on Board
B Lalic vs Shirov, 1994 
(A21) English, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Fianchetto. Panno Var(E63) 0-1 Sac those Rooks!!
Lautier vs Shirov, 1990 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 0-1 EG race
C W Baker vs A Summerscale, 2001
(C00) French Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Symmetrical (A01) 1-0 More pawns matter
Sadler vs Kudrin, 1988 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Def: Kramer Var(E70) 1-0 Sac another and another
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1/2-1/2 Novelty
Svidler vs Caruana, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc vs 150 Attack. Sveshnikov-Jansa Attack (B07) 1-0 Side2Side
Svidler vs Ivanchuk, 2006 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Round 14: Svidler 8 1/2, Anand 8 1/2
Svidler vs Anand, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIDS Saemisch Variation. Normal Defense (E81) 0-1 Photo
Morozevich vs Svidler, 2005 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 55 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Var (C42) 1-0 Photo
Svidler vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 70 moves, 1-0

French Advance 6.a3 a5 Wade Var (C02) 1-0 Passer promotes
Svidler vs S Volkov, 2003 
(C02) French, Advance, 54 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Knight inflicts pain
Svidler vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0 Survive to thrive
Svidler vs A Riazantsev, 2008 
(C11) French, 38 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 Good vs Bad light Bishop
Svidler vs Yifan Hou, 2009 
(C11) French, 64 moves, 1-0

An X-Ray tactic protects the Black kNight to arrange Hook Mate
Svidler vs Gelfand, 2009 
(A28) English, 56 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 0-1 Deflection! Back rank blunder.
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Adv. Short (B12) 0-1 Held hostage by supported passer
Movsesian vs Svidler, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 64 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Advance (B12) 1-0 What to play after 25...Bd3?
Svidler vs Shirov, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

26 ... Re8-e2!! attacks White c2-queen supporting defender
Kamsky vs Svidler, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1/2-1/2Lively, missed chance
Svidler vs W So, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk (C78) 1-0 Humility is good
Svidler vs Topalov, 2014 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal (C69) 0-1 R ending
Jakovenko vs Svidler, 2015 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 57 moves, 0-1

3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 1-0 Nice sacs here
Sutovsky vs K Spraggett, 2015 
(B01) Scandinavian, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Much more than Dbl Rook sacs!
G Szabo vs S Zawadzki, 2004 
(B53) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. 4 Pawns Attack. ML (A69) 1-0 Fightin' chess indeed!
Szabo vs Timman, 1975 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

Show Stopa
J Stopa vs D Kuljasevic, 2007 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense Novelty (C65) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Sutovsky vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 Unpin end
Kramnik vs Smirin, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1 Unpin Q sac, anything but quiet!
L Vajda vs Sutovsky, 2006 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 0-1

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

Earliest piece sac in the DB (exchange sac on move 2)
A Smirnov vs V Shepelev, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Double Rs Sac
Speelman vs J T Fletcher, 1969 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

British Ch., Edinburgh, 1985. Speelman won the tournament.
Chandler vs Speelman, 1985 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def. Icelandic-Palme G. (B01)0-1 All3 heavy pieces
A Sokolov vs Speelman, 1989 
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 0-1

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07) 1-0 Very clever!
Speelman vs Azmaiparashvili, 1994 
(B07) Pirc, 42 moves, 1-0

Creepy Crawly Formation: Classical Def(A00) 0-1Bad N vs Good N
M Basman vs Speelman, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

Both sides can mate-but it's Black's turn.
Y Visser vs Speelman, 2006 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn 2.Bf4 c5: Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 1/2- Qs come off
A Stefanova vs A Skripchenko, 2000 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Staunton G. (A83) 1-0 Simple yet effective, intermezzo+
A Stefanova vs R Tozer, 1997 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Andrew Greet "GibTelecom Chess Festival", "CHESS", April 2008.
A Stefanova vs M Gurevich, 2008 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening /Colle-Zukertort (D05) 1-0 Scattered; Pin it
A Stefanova vs Zhonghan Ma, 2015
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Becker Defense (C34) 1-0 0-0-0!
Y Shulman vs E Formanek, 2007 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Noteboom (D31) 1-0 Deflection, weak back rank
Y Shulman vs I Schneider, 2006 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Vienna G. Hamppe Allgaier G. (C25) 1-0 Remove & Clear
Y Shulman vs D Marciano, 1997 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Kasparov Attack(C10) 1-0Sac attack, Q on 7th
W So vs Akobian, 2016 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf Adams Attack (B90) 1-0Declined R sac offer forks
W So vs M Leon Hoyos, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

Sic Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1-0 Both 0-0-0, Decoy, Pin
W So vs Sasikiran, 2011 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 38 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Modern Variation (B01) 1-0 Dbl Rooks
W So vs D Laylo, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 51 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf Adams Attack (B90) 1-0 Open h-file, long diagonal
W So vs Gao Rui, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Bishop's Opening, Vienna Hybrid, KGD: GOD 06/04/2007
W So vs F El Taher, 2006 
(C26) Vienna, 22 moves, 1-0

Pirc, Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 1-0 Shrewd mating net
W So vs M Mahjoob, 2007 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 A huge scalp for 14 yr old
W So vs S Sevian, 2015 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Two Knights (D32) 0-1 Score keeping violation
W So vs Akobian, 2015 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 1-0 So creative
W So vs M Prusikin, 2006 
(C14) French, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, McDonnell Attack 2.f4 (B21) 1-0 Youth w/Qside passer
W So vs Caruana, 2004 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 27 moves, 1-0

Czech Benoni Defense (A56) 1-0 N sac for 2 connected passers
W So vs D Flores, 2010 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted (C47) 1-0 Sting like Wesley
W So vs Li Chao, 2006 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Sic Paulsen. Bastrikov Var English Attack (B48) 0-1 1st W@Cor
Nijboer vs W So, 2009 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 67 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Rossolimo Var (A41) 1-0Blitz; Pin, Remove Defender
W So vs Kasparov, 2016 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 25 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 R trap forces exchg
W So vs G Meier, 2012 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B44) 0-1 White's Kside catches fire
E Grant vs Salov, 1983 
(B44) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. ML (B89) 1-0 Smashin' Sac Attack
A Sokolov vs Salov, 1983 
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Variation (A67) 1-0 Pins
I Sokolov vs Topalov, 1996 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Not a mouse slip at all -
R Janssen vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45)0-1 R shot prevents perpetual check draw
A Stefanova vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 0-1 Extra piece
Timman vs I Sokolov, 1997 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Reti Opening (A09) 0-1 The Black kNight dies a hero!
T Hillarp Persson vs I Sokolov, 2009 
(A09) Reti Opening, 59 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl ++
Sveshnikov vs R Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13)0-1 67 aint old
I Kovalenko vs Sveshnikov, 2017 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 All kinds of trouble
W Spoelman vs M van der Werf, 2003 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var(C77) 0-1Black sacs 3Qs!
V Gunina vs S Sevian, 2015 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 69 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

Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) ·
S Shankland vs S Sevian, 2015 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Crossfire w/Bs, Q&N
Kaidanov vs S Shankland, 2011 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 1-0 Remove the Guard
S Savchenko vs Savon, 1999 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit Accepted?! (C50) 1-0
Franz Schett vs B Schoerghuber, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 1-0

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

Black has a two move checkmate but no time.
M R Sangeetha vs S Dhar, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

From Charles Dickens' novel "A Tale of Two Cities".
G Shahade vs L Times, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

King, Bishop & Knight mate pattern vs lone King
Baburin vs G Shahade, 2001 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 135 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30) 1-0 Not Quiet
R Slobodjan vs R Prasca Sosa, 2004 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

4Knights, Halloween Gambit (C47) 1-0 A brief but bloody game
P Schoupal vs J Spalek, 2004 
(C47) Four Knights, 15 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

Thanks to both l'Ami and Stellwagen for showing why Chess ROCKS
L'Ami vs Stellwagen, 2007 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) 1-0 Up 3 pawns
Stellwagen vs I Smirnov, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C73) 1-0 Maintain Pin
Stellwagen vs Yusupov, 2007 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 1st place votes
G Sargissian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Bishop sac on move 9!
S Sjugirov vs Van Wely, 2009 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Najdorf. Traditional Line (B98) 1-0 Body-Head!
B Savchenko vs V Nedilko, 2010 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

KIA/Sicilian Closed (A07) 1-0 Impressive Discovery/Interference
K Shanava vs N Umudova, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

QGA Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0 A Backdoor Arabian #
L Schandorff vs R E Andersen, 2012 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Sic 2.c3 Alapin, Stoltz Attack (B22) 1-0 Fabulous penetration
Stripunsky vs N Managadze, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Pirc Defense: Classical. Quiet System Czech Defense (B08) 1-0
J Salisbury vs J G Ludwig, 2012
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin Barmen Def vs 5.Be3 (B22)0-1 0-0-0 swiss cheese
D Sengupta vs S P Sethuraman, 2013 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 40 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

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