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Howlerz, Handy Trapz, Hidden Snarez & Shockerz
Compiled by fredthebear
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Short, short games; some more reasonable than others. It's not all amateur blunders. There are some famous chess players in this collection.

Thank you Big Black Bug, p2c, S A G A R, MorphyMatt, and Kasputin.

1972 World Championship Match 0-1, 0 moves. Fischer refused to
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 0-1

Queen Pawn Opening: General (A40) 1/2-1/2 1 move
Karpov vs Leko, 1995 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fool's Mate in 2 moves
L Darling vs R Wood, 1983 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 2 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Mate in 3!?
T Rienaecker vs M Junge, 2004 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 0-1 The worst way to start
Van Kessel vs Rensen, 1990 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

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

Chess is 1% brilliancy and 99% insanity
Lindemann vs Echtermeyer, 1893  
(B01) Scandinavian, 3 moves, 0-1

Macho Grob Spike/Borg Defense (B00) 1-0 Fool's Mate mini
W T Mayfield vs W R Trinks, 1959 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

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

The shortest decisive master game (not a forfeit or protest)
Z Djordjevic vs M Kovacevic, 1984 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game (C60) 1-0 His cell phone went off...
Yates vs J O'Hanlon, 1921 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 3 moves, 1-0

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

Invitation to Sicilian Alapin; e4Pawn looks free for the taking
G Welling vs T Veugen, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 4 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 One B exits, another B enters
P Morriss vs J McDonnell, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 4 moves, 1-0

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

English Opening (A20) 0-1 B&Q spearhead for Scholar's Mate
J Spencer vs Takacs, 1981 
(A20) English, 4 moves, 0-1

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

The alleged "shortest master game" (at that time period)
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Var (C30) 0-1 4 mover
N Tchinenoff vs R Maillard, 1925 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 4 moves, 0-1

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

KGA Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 0-1 Scholar's Mate
B R vs A Wagner, 1902 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 5 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 1-0 Smothered mate in 5 moves
R Rapport vs T Rogers, 2014 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 5 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Pirc Invitation (A04) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO B
A Schmitt vs Pribyl, 1990 
(A04) Reti Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

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

Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5?! 5...Nd3 smothered mate coming
Bohmann vs Ulfheden, 1938 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit, Mosquito Gambit (A40) 1/2-1/2Agreed beforehand
Miles vs Huebner, 1985 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

The quickest queen trap possible?
Lusgin vs M Joffe, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

Budapest G Declined? (A51) 0-1 Unpin "Chess Made Simple/EZ"
F B Arnold vs M L Hanauer, 1936 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 5 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Lazard Gambit (A45) 0-1 Addition to Lazard's Mini
Montjanu vs Choare, 1948 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Scandinavian Var (B02) 0-1 Smothered Mate
C W Baker vs B Cafferty, 1974 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 5 moves, 0-1

5-move howler; Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 0-1
K Shirazi vs J Peters, 1984 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

It's better to exchange the pawn than taking time to defend it
P Michel vs J Traian Iliesco, 1943 
(B50) Sicilian, 5 moves, 1-0

Five Mover; Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1
Barney vs Mccrum, 1969 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

Delayed Fool's Mate: Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) ˇ 0-1
J Bodvarsson vs F Olafsson, 1947 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

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

English Miniature; Smothered Mate in 5
De Fraenkell vs NN, 1934 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 5 moves, 1-0

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

Bogo-Indian Defense (E11) 1-0 Black meant to defend w/4...Qe7
L Palau vs S Kalabar, 1927 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Damiano Variation (C42) 1-0 Book Trap Blindfolded
Koltanowski vs Diller, 1960 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

St. George Defense 3.c4 bxc4 (B00) 1-0 Q forks f7 & LPDO Bishop
Mackowiak vs Kusiak, 1980 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening (A00) 0-1 If gxRh4 then Qxh4# Fool's Mate
G Kourtesis vs Kotronias, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin (B22) 1-0 Q+ & fork N in shooting gallery
M Mosquera vs D Canda, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 5 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin Var (B22) 1-0 Nxe4 poisoned pawn
I Suhin vs Mirosnitsenko, 1979 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 5 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line (B15) 0-1 Dropped a loose piece
D Cinca vs T Heedt, 2004 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 5 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Scandinavian 2.Nc3 (B02) 0-1 Like Shirazi-Peters
M Schriemer vs P Borman, 2004 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 5 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Nxe4 poisoned pawn
A Pfeifer vs F Bedos, 2005 
(B50) Sicilian, 5 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker (A02) 0-1The cure killed him
M Dragicevic vs R Gralla, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit Complex: Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1Smothered Mate
S van de Venter vs A Kromhout, 2011 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense (A09) 1-0 Pawn fork trick
Zaitsik vs Zichulidze, 1976 
(A09) Reti Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

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

King Pawn Game: Damiano Defense (C40) 1-0 f6 is bad!
J Mieses vs NN, 1933 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

Premature resignation... see the Mortimer Trap
J G Nicholson vs T Spanton, 2007 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 5 moves, 0-1

It keeps happening in the Hanham
M Delgado Crespo vs L Lucena, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Outflank Var (A00) 0-1 Trap the trapper
Brichinova vs Alexandrova, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation (A52) 0-1 Smothered #
L Taro vs B Neale, 1949 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

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

Van't Kruijs Opening/English (A00) 1-0 Smothered #
B Corneliussen vs Martin Jensen, 1991 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls (A18) 0-1 in 6!
T Mantia vs T Trogdon, 1979 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 6 moves, 0-1

Kiev (1896) Uncommon Opening/Modern Def (A00) 1-0 Bxf7+, Ng5+
Prince Dadian vs Doubrava, 1896 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

QG Accepted Old Variation: Piece lost in 6
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 6 moves, 1-0

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

Tarrasch Def.; Black won by making only pawn moves!
NN vs H Bruening, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 White musn't move on qside
M Greenwalt vs B Wall, 1983 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Not quite the Englund Gambit miniature, but close??
B Wall vs S Millimaci, 1987 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Russian Game French Attack (C42) 1-0 Don't assume he'll play d4
Tarrasch vs Alapin, 1889 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Don't trust someone else's theory...you might lose in six moves
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Russian Change-up: Stafford Gambit (C42) 0-1 B takes next move
Lowens vs Stafford, 1950 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 0-1

Italian, Two Knights Def. Open Variation (C55) 1-0 Qd5 wins N
R Snyder vs Ellis, 1972 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

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

Mexican Defense (A50) 0-1 Smothered attack nets Q for N & B
Venert vs V Mechkarov, 1970 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest CG, Fajarowicz Var (A51) 0-1 Just take it anyway!
A J Whiteley vs A Dunn, 1989 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Rubinstein Var (A52) 1-0 Hanging N for White
C Prada vs E Machuca, 1991 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 1-0

Dutch Miniature; h-file attack sets up Qg6#
J Bandres Carballo vs D Bustos Serrano, 2001 
(A80) Dutch, 6 moves, 1-0

Philidor Hanham. Delmar Var. (C41) 1-0 Lose a pawn, not game
K Milotzki vs A Sandrin, 1976 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 0-1 Fork mating square and LPDO rook
Hondema vs C Baljon, 1977 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

malbase writes this so called trap has been played 231 times.
S Lemieux vs D Feoktistov, 2001 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 6 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line(D08) 0-1 Bxf2+ gains QxQd1
NN vs R Vassilev, 2009 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Philidor book trap on the half-open d-file
O Dancevski vs D Gjorgjieski, 2002 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Halasz-McDonnell Gambit (C21) 1-0 Withdrawal?
J Garcia-Gutierrez vs T Mueller, 1990 
(C21) Center Game, 6 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Accepted (D20) 1-0 Bxf7+ Deflects K from his LPDO Q
A J Donnelly vs E Pollington, 1963 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 6 moves, 1-0

Sicilian (B20) Alternative defense to BDG gets smothered
Deming vs Cornell, 1980 
(B20) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Qa4+ & fork LPDO Bg4
Lemke vs Brummett, 1977 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) (A00) 1-0 Start 1.e4 2...Bd6? blocks d-pawn
H Deuster vs Gomez, 1987 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandinavian. Exchange (B00) 1-0 Remove Guard
P Belmondo vs G Gilardi, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80) 0-1 Q+ fork LPDO B
R Hopton vs F Eastwood, 1860 
(A80) Dutch, 6 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit (C40) 1-0 Scholar's Mate variation w/a kNight
P R Hindley vs W Ramsey, 1963 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Lazard Gambit (A45) 0-1 Some never learn
Singers vs T Krabbe, 1958 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit; Game could continue 6...Nh6 7.Bxh6 O-O! 8. Nc3!
J Zezulkin vs K Jasik, 2001 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa8 Miniature attack f7 Legall's Mate to follow
Balode vs Sondore, 1965 
(B01) Scandinavian, 7 moves, 1-0

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

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

Baltic Def. Q Attack Deferred (D06) 0-1 The cure is worse than
A Spencer vs W Bonwick, 1919 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 7 moves, 0-1

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

C-K Classical Miniature (B18) 1-0 A modern smothered mate
F Carame vs M Matto, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 7 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08) 0-1 Smothered #
W Wallace vs J Finnegan, 1943 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 1-0 Nxf7 sac, Q&B battery hit e6
Myers vs Savon, 1959 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

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

Standard Bxf7+ followed by Ng5+ miniature
L Monosson vs M Fauque, 1935 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Black grabs two pawns and gets mated
O Smith vs A Bej, 1898 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Another "pin it to win it"
D Saxton vs Darting, 1936 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 1-0

KP Game: Busch-Gass Gambit (C40) 1-0 The Krejcik queen trap
J Krejcik vs Baumgartner, 1914 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

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

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

Caro-Kann Def. Goldman Var (B10) 1-0 Angermanagement
Taylor vs I F Angermann, 1986 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 7 moves, 1-0

Sic Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 d-pawn thrust removes the defender
A Simons vs E Lowe, 1849 
(B20) Sicilian, 7 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian, Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 1-0 Q+ & fork
Timman vs R Cosulich, 1974 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

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

Mexican Def./Black Knights Tango (A50) 0-1 Played on a ship
Marshall vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 1-0 2 hanging pieces
H van Steenis vs T Wechsler, 1947 
(C01) French, Exchange, 7 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 0-1 in 7 moves; watch those kNights!
M Wickert vs Adams, 1992 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Black resigns prematurely
Koltanowski vs NN, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 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

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

Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 Smothered Mate
Schroder vs J Blake, 1912 
(A06) Reti Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0 Smothered # robs the pin
E Duffy vs C Burg, 1973 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 7 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1 See notes for alternative moves
Bayle vs J Martenot, 1981 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Smith-Morra G (B21)1-0 Common open d-file K deflection
D Zardus vs A Steventon, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Royal family fork in 7!
NN vs H Hage, 1989 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

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

Probably White's 4th and 5th moves were transposed
Rusty Warren vs B Wall, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Deflection 7.Kxf2? QxQd1
N Shatkin vs Bill Bauer, 1960 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Zaitsev System (A57) 0-1 After BxB, Qa5+ forks B
Kirchenhoff vs Foldi, 1986 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 53 Q forks 2 Ps, threatens#
N Karaklajic vs A Fuderer, 1955 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

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

Alekhine Defense: General (B02) 1-0 Black will lose / a piece
J Krejcik vs A Gottlieb, 1922 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

French Defense: General (C00) 0-1 Standard Q trap f3/f6 by Bs
NN vs R Blaine, 1980 
(C00) French Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst): Reversed Nimzowitsch (A00) 1-0 Legall's Mate
O Bjarnason vs V Dittler, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Look familiar?
F La Rota vs J Sarwer, 1988 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 7 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Napoleon Attack (A00) 1-0 Like flies
D Santoro vs F Roman, 1987 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Mieses Opening (A00) 1-0 Remove the Defender
J Henningsen vs R Borik, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. Q Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 0-1Be careful where you aim
Simon J vs J Bar-Nir, 1963 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Unwise Opening beats Wise Man from the East.
D Gedult vs Melchior, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 0-1Discovered Dbl + wins Q
Frank vs E Schiller, 1970 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 7 moves, 0-1

King Pawn: La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 1-0 2...Nf6 is superior
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Frenchman builds a house on sand
A Durao vs S Horta, 1954 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

PxR=N Checkmate With A Queen In The Middle Of The Board
H Reinle vs Lange, 1936 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1 Smothered Mate robs the pin
W Verdonk vs Nobbe, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

KGA Modern Defense (C36) 1-0 Discovered Double Check is Mate!
A Meek vs Adbor, 1855 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights, Fianchetto Lines (A29) 0-1Smothered#
Iskov vs M Bartrine, 1974 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 8 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Milner-Barry (E33) 1-0 Q+ & fork B
Lokvenc vs Pachman, 1943 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 8 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Discovered attack
W J Lutes vs R Hartenstein, 1962 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 Come on in!
Koltanowski vs Denhaene, 1931 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 8 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

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 in 8 moves
D Shirley vs B Ellena, 1981 
(C57) Two Knights, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Exchange. Bronstein Var (C69) 0-1 White can't defend g2
Besada vs Mabille, 1982 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4, 8 moves, 0-1

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

(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 8 moves, 0-1
A Hrdy vs H Haberditz, 1951 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 8 moves, 0-1

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

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

If you do not protect h5 then a Stonewall becomes a Sand-wall.
G Pfeiffer vs Batlouni, 1960 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

Halibut Gambit (A10) 1-0 After promotion, White is up a R
Knobloch vs R Schlenker, 1983 
(A10) English, 8 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mason CG (C40) 0-1 Typical Q+ & fork LPDO B
M Duppel vs P Rouzaud, 2001 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

QGD "poisoned pawn" Harrwitz Trap
Mayet vs Harrwitz, 1848 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined: Austrian Def. (D06) ˇ 0-1 Support Mate
T Grassel vs Rust, 1974 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Urusov Gambit (C42) 1-0 More than one threat
Tg Zulkifli vs W Lai, 1992 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Black wastes tempos
M Haslinger vs T Schulz, 1996 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

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

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

Delayed Sicilian Alapin 3.c3 Unpin miniature in 8 moves, 1-0
B Thelen vs NN, 1930 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 8 moves, 1-0

Zukertort: Lisitsyn Gambit (A04) ˇ 1-0 Must Know Crusher
H Haberditz vs Hysek, 1938 
(A04) Reti Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Uncommon Opening (A00) 1-0 miniature: Bxf7+, Ng5+, Qf3+ etc.
H Van der Heijden vs Feenstra, 1982 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

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

A stock trap in the Pirc
W Elm vs A Bachmann, 1975 
(B07) Pirc, 8 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def., Hopton Attack (A80) 1-0 Famous miniature
F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

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

Italian 2...Qf6, then pawn grab turns into support mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

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

C-K Mieses Attack. Landau G. (B12) 1-0 Bone in throat, Q sac
C A S Damant vs NN, 1932 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

The first "Fool's Mate" with Queen Sac
Greco vs NN, 1619 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

QP Krause Variation (D02) 1-0 Threats on both sides
Alekhine vs A Kaufman, 1918 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

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

QG Accepted: Slav Gambit (D21) 1-0 Trouble on the long diagonal
Blackburne vs M Fleissig, 1873 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

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

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Q fork
Petrosian vs H Ree, 1971 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 8 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Modern Var (B01) 1-0 Miniature pin Nc6
J Ourmet vs P Cierniak, 1989 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Knight Var (C25) 1-0 Take the N!
D Ham vs A Howard, 1979 
(C25) Vienna, 8 moves, 1-0

A simple 7 ... Qf6 holds things together for Black
G Robinson vs C Davie, 1916 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Italian, Deutz Gambit (C55) 1-0 Get dare firstest w/da mostest
Koltanowski vs Furst, 1960 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Exchanges lead to Nxf7+ fork
Koltanowski vs K Cable, 1960 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 8 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

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

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

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

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

Scotch 4...Qh4 Black's queen is trapped in 8 moves
P Frazer vs Taubenhaus, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

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

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

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) ˇ 1-0 Smothered Mate
Margave vs NN, 1976 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

QGD Baltic Defense (D02) 0-1 Deflect the defender and mate
M Hancas vs E G Reicher, 1987 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

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

B-D Gambit: Tartakower Var (D00) 1-0 Discovery comin' on LPDO B
H Rathmann vs Meyer, 1975 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

English Miniature; Black moves the queen's knight 3 times
John Coffey vs NN, 1978 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 8 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

Italian Game Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0Black horse had blinders on
Kraiko vs Kreie, 1979 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

QGD Chigorin Defense. Main Line (D07) 0-1 Nc2+ bombs White
Atharva Bhajne vs J Ayush, 2008 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 8 moves, 0-1

(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 8 moves, 0-1
V Greenwalt vs B Wall, 1983 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 8 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Var (C48) 0-1 Q trap
NN vs J Van Mil, 1973 
(C48) Four Knights, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin / Cntr Cntr Declined (B22) 1-0 Q trap
H Ullrich vs NN, 1952 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 8 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Cambridge Springs Def.; LPDO B in the shooting gallery
A Diulger vs V Slovineanu, 2001 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

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

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

Franco-Sicilian Def: Marshall Gambit (C10) 1-0 Qside Discovery+
B Wall vs J Lippert, 1980 
(C10) French, 8 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0 Nab pawn grabbing Q
B Wall vs N Barsalou, 1980 
(C11) French, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Cntr Cntr Defense 5...Qa5 (B01)0-1 W capture sequence backfires
Zabrzeski vs Angelov, 1967 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 0-1

KGA Bishop's Gambit First Jaenisch Var (C33) 1-0 Q soon trapped
Klimov vs Gorbunov, 1989 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Kadas Opening 1.h4?! (A00) 1-0 White wins a piece in 8 moves!?
G Welling vs E Ten Haaf, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Scotch Steinitz Var (C45) 1-0 Q is removed as defender of the B
Kulaots vs J Geller, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 Q forks 2 units
Vasiukov vs Razuvaev, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 8 moves, 1-0

Indian Game 2.Bf4 (A45) 0-1Boden's mate upon aimless woodpusher
Muskietorz vs J Salt, 1958 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts (B01) 0-1 Unsuccessful Unpin
Nilzon vs Garcia, 1980 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 0-1

East Indian Defense (E00) 1-0 A 1-2 Punch
A Kox vs G Raymakers, 1976 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

A quick queen trap w/aid of a pin. Gambiteers must know this!
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 Q trap
E Dekker vs J L Switzar, 1874 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense 3...f6?! (B10) 0-1White resigned prematurely
E Cravens vs Curt Jensen, 1996 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 8 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Accepted. Fischer Def (C34) 0-1 One pawn exchange?!
A Harju vs M Liimatta, 1988
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 0-1

Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Q trap. What just happened?
C Bloodgood vs Davis, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1 w/8...Qxd4#
R MacBrayne vs Crichton, 1980 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

QP Veresov/Barry Attack (D00) 1-0 Interpose w/thy hanger!
M G Isakov vs NN, 2013 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 Q trap
C Pickett vs W Veatch, 1986 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Modern Defense Standard Line (B06) 1-0Pawn advance traps Bishop
M Kazhgaleyev vs S Shoker, 2005 
(B06) Robatsch, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Discovery
Kotsiev vs W Ivanov, 1976 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

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

King's Gambit Declined Miniature 0-1 Knight to the rescue
NN vs W Schelfhout, 1910 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

Closing the diagonal w/6.f5! is stronger for White
Capablanca vs A Kramer, 1914 
(C26) Vienna, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Indian Game: Maddigan Gambit (A45) 1-0 A knight on the rim is d
A Roesch vs R Reinhard, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Budapest Def, Fajarowicz Var, (A51) 0-1 9 move smothered mate
H H Cole vs Hein, 1941 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Scotch Game: Schmidt Variation (C45) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO B
O Matjushin vs G Matjushin, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 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

Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1Look twice before you make a good move!
M Ristic vs M Umapathysivam, 2000 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

KP Game, Damiano Gambit (C20) 1-0 Black has compensation!?
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1560 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

QGD (D30) 1-0 Qc6 trapped
B Wall vs Hodge, 1973 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Modern Variation (B17) 1-0 Consecutive N checks
Pavasovic vs D Zelenika, 2005 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

dxc5 Miniature: The early bird pawn march
G Welling vs F Sergent, 1998 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 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

Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky G (C42) 1-0 Legal's mate
Taylor vs K Dreyer, 1934 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 The Q for a price
A Pearsall vs White, 1935 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 9 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

QGD Modern. Knight Def (D51) 1-0 Put the ? before 0-0
R Pain vs R Peters, 1982 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Classical. Central Var (C64) 1-0 Q fork
J Lechtynsky vs J Trevelyan, 1974
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 9 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

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

Uncommon smothered mate miniature
B Hoffmann vs E Heilmann, 1904 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 1-0 pawn grabbing Q trap
B Wall vs J Friedrichsen, 1974 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 Pseudo legal's mate w/2 bishops
T Draisma vs J de Graaf, 1954 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

King Pawn Game: Macleod Attack (C20) 1-0 Q raid
Steinitz vs NN, 1890 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 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

QP Game: Anti-Torre (D02) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO B
Tarrasch vs Schwarz, 1891 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1-0 Just like Reti played
Capablanca vs Edward Beckley Adams, 1909 
(C46) Three Knights, 9 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C42) 0-1 Fiction!?
Hartlaub vs Lasker, 1911 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Russian Game (C42) 0-1 Cut-off the Bishop w/pawn taps
J Cook vs Roubal, 1982 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

Zukertort Opening: QG Invitation (A04) 1-0 Discovery; 9 moves
A Greenfeld vs J Redmond, 2008 
(A04) Reti Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Caro Var (C70) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO R
B Wall vs J Chance, 1969 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 Reversed Englund Gambit
L Ingram vs A McDonald, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

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

French, Classical Svenonius Variation (C10) 0-1 Same N&B hit c2
M Pytel vs E Prie, 1990 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 Smothered #
Olszewski vs Kasaja, 1989 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 Smothered mate
B Imeeva vs A Jovanovic, 2001 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Dutch (A80) 1-0 Exchange sacrifice on h-file will mate
F Oberndoerfer vs J Gabriel, 1996 
(A80) Dutch, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Benko G: Zaitsev Var. Nescafe Frappe Attack (A57) 1-0 Smothered
P Hultin vs T Fromm, 1992 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 9 moves, 1-0

Resembles the Smith-Morra Gambit; Bxf7+ removes the K defender
M De Bolster vs NN, 1970 
(B53) Sicilian, 9 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

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

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

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

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

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

English Opening: Myers Variation (A10) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Taylor vs P Cody, 1980 
(A10) English, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 Barmen Def Central Exch (B22) Common trap
N Miranda Gonzalez vs Soledad Coro, 2014
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 It went according to plan
Fischer vs K Chaney, 1964 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Slav Defense (D10) 0-1 N & B work together early on
D Cairns vs K Mackley, 1977 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 9 moves, 0-1

-Fried Liver Attack- 9 moves
B Wall vs Bell, 1979 
(C57) Two Knights, 9 moves, 1-0

QP Game: Chigorin (D02) 1-0 The d4 pawn is often poisoned
P Cafolla vs F Guerrero, 2006 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen Var (B04) 1-0 Cntr pawn fork comin
D Elsaca vs A Joseph, 2008 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 9 moves, 1-0

The White queen pays for snatching the b-pawn
B Leer-Salvesen vs J Mardell, 2007 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 9 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange Variation (D35) 1-0 Another discovery nabs Black Q
G Solis vs A Kashioka, 2004 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Miniature: QGA McDonnell Def. (D20) 1-0 Q+ & fork EAD
S Dian Cheri vs Y Makhlouf, 2004 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit 4...h6? (A83) 1-0 Spearhead f7
H Krongraf vs U Monsehr, 1989 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Alekhine Defense: Two Pawn Attack (B02)1-0 N+ Discoveries next
K Richter vs W Jurgschat, 1952 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Hunt Var. Matsukevich G. (B02) 1-0 It's K or Q
Mazukewitsch vs Kandaurov, 1967
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Spielmann Gambit (B02) 1-0He opened the door?
H Russ vs K Zeh, 1974 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Remove the Guard, Loose Bishop, Exposed King, Q+ & Fork LPDO
D Gross vs M Bujak, 2001 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Three Knights Var (D15) 1-0 W discovered+ next
C Desmarais vs A Bacsi, 2001 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 9 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Marshall Def. (D06) 1-0Black must stop mate in one
G Pashos vs F Papastathi, 2001 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Deflect the defender and then capture it's former defendent
D Trujillo Delgado vs P Heimbaecher, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Budapest G Declined? (A51) 0-1 Perhaps a more correct unpin
K Zimak vs J Sobek, 1992 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Pawn advance exposes LPDO N in the shooting gallery
D Hamburg vs L Oepen, 1996 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

QG Accepted: Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0Develop pieces
P Green vs T Varley, 1996 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Rubinstein Var (A84) 1-0 Discovered double attack
A Brito Garcia vs J Chacon Jerez, 1996 
(A84) Dutch, 9 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 Main Lines. Mieses Var (B01) 1-0 Nd5 discovery, Nxc7+
J Franzen vs J Petreje, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Loose Knight, Exposed King, Q+ & Fork
J Vetemaa vs O Niemi, 1996 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Zwischenzug +!
Blisz vs Hantel, 1988
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz(C72) 0-1Fishin' Pole
R Adams vs B Wall, 1976 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 9 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense (D41) 0-1Hanger
B Colin vs Alekhine, 1932 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 9 moves, 0-1

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

"Wrong cannot right the wrongs that wrong hath done"
A Miller vs Chernev, 1928 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian Def. Kasparov Var (E12) 1-0 Fork & pin - EZ win
Uhlmann vs B Andersen, 1964 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 9 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Fort Knox Variation (C10) 1-0 Q trap
Y Kotkov vs Akopjan, 1966 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Discovered Check wins Q
H Murtaugh vs B Wall, 1972 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Golombek Defense (A16) 0-1 Q fork 2 loose Rs
Bob Brooks vs B Wall, 1973 
(A16) English, 9 moves, 0-1

KG Accepted. MacDonnell Gambit (C37) 1-0Scholar's Mate plus one
B Wall vs P Lewis, 1976 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin Barmen Def Central Exchange / C-K(B13) 1-0
B Wall vs J Thomas, 1977 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical (C53) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO Bishop
B Wall vs Wilke, 1979 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 1-0

Bird, From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1 Horrific W responses
R J Lovegren vs B Wall, 1980 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06) 1-0 Rook pawned
T Dagorov vs D Beckman, 1980 
(B06) Robatsch, 9 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Omaha Gambit (C25) 1-0 Try pulling this one off!
J T Collins vs Joseph Manuel, 1980
(C25) Vienna, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0 Scholar's Mate
A Haas vs K Lee, 1980 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Saemisch Accelerated (E24) 0-1 W loses a R
Findley vs B Wall, 1981 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 9 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Rubinstein Variation (E16)1-0 Discovered Attack
A Haugen vs Lerfald, 1981
(E16) Queen's Indian, 9 moves, 1-0

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

K's English. 3 Knights System (A27) 1-0 Pin, Q sac>weak squares
P Schoeber vs E Bouwmans, 1981 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 9 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. London Defense?? (C44) 1-0 Scholar's Mate +1
J Creighton vs A Rangnow, 1949
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From G. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1 Qxh2 sac to promote
Glicksteen vs E Lawrence, 1971 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit (C40) 1-0 Double check on open e-file is mate!
E F Wendell vs Dr. Lindos, 1903 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Defense: Advance (C02) 0-1Black rescued his extra kNight
K Treybal vs Foltys, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Center Counter Defense: Main Lines (B01) 0-1 Unpin+ backfires
Neureiter vs H Reinle, 1922 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 0-1

More of an English approach trapping royalty
Berecky vs Sonderso, 1986 
(B20) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Na4 traps Q
Brahn vs Rugamer, 1987 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Normal (B03) 0-1 Develop Ns before Bs
Hecker vs A Harju, 1976 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Accepted. K's Knt Gambit (C37) 1-0Almost Scholar's#
B Wall vs V Greenwalt, 1983 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: General (A00) 0-1 Strange, unworthy
Ikes vs Groncki, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Three Knights Opening: Steinitz-Rosenthal Var(C46) 1-0 #Pattern
M Movsisyan vs T Patton, 2004 
(C46) Three Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

Fischer played a similar trap vs Reshevsky who did not resign
Bastrikov vs L Shamkovich, 1958 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 10 moves, 1-0

Duras Gambit (B00) 1-0 An awful bad way to start for Black!
Pillsbury vs Magana, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian: Morphy Gambit (B21) Bxf7+ Removes the Defender
J Krejcik vs H Suechting, 1908 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 Q&B Battery
J Acers vs Parsons, 1980 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst), Tuebingen Gambit (A00) 1-0 Tapping c7 twice
Anders vs Samendankas, 1988 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

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

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

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Sac & Q Trap
Veitch vs J Penrose, 1950 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

A different ending to the same Philidor Defense book trap (C41)
Y Rantanen vs T Tuomala, 1992 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

AMAZING - game that never happened; pawn hurts like a splinter!
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

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

Budapest Def, Fajarowicz Var, (A51) 0-1 10 mover Q Trap
Najmes vs J Balogh, 1943 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Ryder Gambit 5.Qxf3 1-0 Halosar Trap
E J Diemer vs H Halosar, 1934 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 1-0 Royal family fork
B Wall vs K Saint Amant, 1991 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

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

QGA Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0Black K high centered
T Melody vs J Spinale, 1996 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

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

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

QP Game: Zukertort Var (D02) 1-0 P fork, Decoy, Q fork
Tarrasch vs Schwartz, 1890
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

French Defense: Franco-Hiva Gambit I (C01) 1-0 Qf7#
Koltanowski vs D Jong, 1960 
(C01) French, Exchange, 10 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit 5...h6? (C55) 1-0 10 moves; Decoy
B Wall vs O Rodriguez Vargas, 1979 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit (C40) 1-0 Cross-pin again!
W Schelfhout vs NN, 1910 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0Diagonal
R Maidana vs P Goette, 2001 
(C57) Two Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Charousek G. Accepted (C32) 1-0Escape w/royal fork
M Lange vs T Albert, 1987 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Bxf7+ means Q is lost
C Gibbs vs C Davie, 1916 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 h3 is a common blunder
Fomin vs Fedossov, 1988 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Budapest, Rubinstein Var (A52) 0-1 Resembles Ryder&Staunton G
Toldsepp vs Keres, 1934 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense (B02) 1-0 An open center means a faster game
Keene vs Orly, 1961  
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Uncommon (A00) 1-0 Like a Lion/Philidor Defense Bxf7
E Reinhardt vs Reiss, 1934 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

QGD, Albin CG (D08) 0-1 Bb4+ is really poisoned in the Albin CG
E M Edwards vs N Whitaker, 1921 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: Adler Var (A52) 1-0 Connected Ps trap B or worse
S Vokralova vs Jancik, 1970 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Variation (C40) 1-0 If KxN then NxP#
M Lange vs R Schurig, 1855 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Budapest Defense miniature; Unpin 3-piece assault on f7
Very vs Chanteux, 1933 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Miniature (A53) 1-0 A Greek Gift Variation
Faruq vs Navab, 1959 
(A53) Old Indian, 10 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 1-0 Qside thrust
Taeffner vs H Ullrich, 1940 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Qc5 trapped
J Krejcik vs Reti, 1922 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Four Knights Game: Italian Fork Trick (C46) 0-1 ...b5 Q trap
R Rysan vs M Drtina, 1994 
(C46) Three Knights, 10 moves, 0-1

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

Philidor Def. Alapin-Blackburne G (C41) 0-1Dangerous dbl attack
Szigethy vs L Deak, 1988 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

Portuguese Opening transposition (C20) 1-0 Pile on the pin
G Welling vs M Koevoets, 1995 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

-Fried Liver Attack- 11 moves
D Weir vs J Messenger, 1951 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

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

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

Italian, Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 11.Qf7#
V Tomulic vs L Batory, 2010
(C57) Two Knights, 11 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

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

Englund G Complex: Hartlaub-Charlick G (A40) 0-1 Morphy Mate
J Krejcik vs J Thirring, 1898 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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