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Yo' F'eddabaer's Fust Ches Opinens 1-2-3
Compiled by fredthebear
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Site under construction. The process of elimination is still on-going. A bunch of games have been stacked in here for consideration but many will not make the final cut. Note to self: Move the 60's and 70's upto the top 10, but take note of the 20's as well. The 190's need consideration for elevation.

Moove da king's Pon too skwhairz uhhed. Iz a white skwhair nouw. Jump da king's Hoss ovah. Iz a white skwhair nouw. Doo yo' king's Bishup next if'n its sayfe. Iz a white skwhair nouw. Twy to moove a nuw peace eech turn but wash out fo' kapchures and chekz b-cuz chekz trip yo' planz.

Yo' S'pozd to Theenk Like Uh Kidd an Moove Like Uh Twree Switch. Spank da fanny hodd un fasst! Doo whut day don't like yo' to doo! Lurn to attack down hiz land an so-jers! Iz eezest to attack thruw da sinner to any dierektion dis way er dat way frum da sinner! 1) Pon in da sinner
1A) If'n der Hoss mooves fust to attack yo' Pon, march yo' Pon to attack der Hoss! That'll lurn 'em a lessen. 2) Hoss (or jus take dah Pon if'n dummy giv it to yo' sinner Pon) 3) Bishup maybe (or take dah Pon if'n so)
4) Yo' weddy to kasle da King twoo skwhairz sidwayze an let da Wrook go awound baside da King. 5) Sumtime da Wrook'll go behind da Pon to wash itt becuzz da Pon getz shott att uh lott. Gawrd yo' sinner skwhairz all da time. Da sinner iz like uh bus stop; folks comin' an goin' all da time. But yo' gotta get dair befo' da bus duz! Twry to be da fust wone dair in da sinner an keep yo' seet.

Thank ya kindlee Captin Dave an MorphyMatt! Ah likes yo' hat! Wishin' I had wone like dat! Ahm feelin' tired nouw. Theenk Ahl go home nouw. Bye.

Psst. Win yo' pracktiss dis, always stott frum da top eech day att the da beginun eech tiemb. Game wone, game too, game thwee, game fo', game fahve, like dat eech pracktiss. Don'tt skip ahwhound.

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Note to self: The Italian Game c3's have been removed. There were too many branches for a novice. Note to readers: Obviously, there are far too many games in here yet. Half of them will be removed at some point after I consider what's available and what's the best progression/relationship for a self-taught player. There is no perfect opening; some are better than others. An amateur player is not a grandmaster and has different needs. Amateur players need to start at opposite ends: basic endgames (forced checkmates and pawn endings that promote a pawn to a new piece) and then develop, castle and attack, attack, attack from the opening!!

A BEGINNER SHOULD PLAY OVER THE FIRST FIVE GAMES ON TOP OF THE LIST AGAIN AND AGAIN UNTIL EACH CAN BE RECALLED WITHOUT LOOKING; KNOW THE NAME OF THE OPENING AND THE CHECKMATE PATTERN. White wins the first five games because Black moved the flank pawns instead of center pawns and/or kept moving the same one piece over and over again instead of bringing out both Knights and Bishops quickly off the back rank. Remember: Center Pawn-Knight-Bishop is the general order for White. Make ready to use your entire army to fight! White begins w/a center pawn and keeps moving a different unit/soldier toward the center each turn w/a focus on the center and the f7 square.

For Black, it depends upon what White does. Black reacts to White and ANTICIPATES White's next move. Always try to figure out WHAT WILL MY OPPONENT DO NEXT? You can't figure out every possible move, but do try to find the BEST move that worries you the most -- the move you don't want to see happen. The best move is the most punishing move, one that causes problems or captures your army. The opponent is trying to hurt your army by removal or restriction! Then decide what you can do to interrupt his plan.

The best way to start a game is with one or both center pawn(s) to let out the bishops and queen. Advancing the knights is also a strong early move as they cover more squares than a pawn. Of all the pieces, the knights HATE sitting on the edge of the board! Bring those knights toward the middle! Try to move a different unit/soldier on each of the first five moves. That's five moves, five different units... unless there's a checkmate or capture available.

Don't move the f-pawn (unless you memorized the exact book theory of that particular opening)! Moving the f-pawn exposes thy king to checks on the diagonals and if you put your piece on the exposed diagonal it will be pinned to thy king. Don't move the flank pawns on the outside unless they have a specific target already in place.

"Mobility is all-important in chess." -- Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch. Make certain all your pieces on the back rank are free to move so you can use them when you need them. Move a couple of center pawns and try to keep them protected. You must be strong in the center!! If you move too many pawns, it's too hard to keep them all protected. (Pawns are generally safest on their original pawn row -- the 2nd and 7th ranks. It's O.K. to leave most of your pawns back there, especially the flank pawns.) It's much, much better to play with your speedy pieces off the back rank because they cover more ground and make more threats to more squares, and they can go backwards if they get in trouble. A pawn can never return home.

Chess is a game of frequent captures (but not all captures are good). First, you must take aim with your units at the opposing army. Aim at a more important piece like the opposing king or queen (or maybe your pawn aims to take a knight or bishop), or fire at two pieces at the same time usually on the same line so only one can get away. However, before you make a capture, you'd better ask "Why is s/he letting me capture this piece? Did s/he mess up and it's safe to capture now, or does s/he actually want me to make this capture now?" In most cases, you should capture a more valuable piece unless you see a very good reason not to -- you must prevent something else from happening first. It's difficult to win if you don't make some captures, so get busy aiming at/into the opposing army with ideas of making captures.

Some people say "Don't bring the queen out too early where she'll be attacked and forced to waste time retreating away from capture." Yes, that is real good advice in most situations but it's certainly wise to bring out the queen immediately if she can checkmate the opponent! The object of the game of chess is to checkmate your opponent anyway you can with any unit/soldier possible. It's O.K. if half your army gets wiped out so long as you deliver checkmate in the end. Fight for the win! If the Black knights come out right away, then the White queen usually has to stay back for awhile where it's safe. The queen is a powerful piece, but it's O.K. to allow her to get captured if you have a sure-fire checkmate next. Legall's Mate is a good example of a sitting queen sacrifice that's worthwhile because the knights and bishop execute checkmate immediately after she's taken. However, in other instances, if your queen gets captured and you do not have checkmate coming, you are far more likely to lose the game without her.

Tactics, you ask? The most common tactic is a "fork" where one unit attacks two opposing units at the same time; one of the two under attack can get away on it's next turn but the other does not have time to escape the fork (only one move per turn, obviously). Every chess unit from king to pawn can execute a fork between two opposing units if it can get close enough. The next tactic is the "pin" where a long range piece (bishop, rook or queen) aims through a lesser unit at a more important unit on the same line of attack. The less valuable unit dare not move out of the way because the more important unit will be lost to capture (or the king will be in check). It's important to keep an eye on what you have lined up with your king or queen because that line is vulnerable to pins from afar. A "discovered attack" is also a deadly tactic. In a discovery, the unit in front moves away at just the precise time to allow the unit behind it to become unmasked with an attack. It's like opening the front door and letting the bulldog out to bite the door-to-door salesman! (Well, that's not nice, but this is chess -- a battle of two opposing armies.) The bottom line is to always look for: 1) All possible Checks (against a more important piece) now or next move (as long as there is a strong follow-up after the check), 2) Captures & Recaptures/Not yet (Zwischenzug)-- Then what happens after that?, 3) Pawn Promotions (to make a new knight or queen later in the game), and 4) Not this turn, but next turn. Use this turn to make a Threat that prepares Check, Capture or Pawn Promotion on your next turn. Maybe it's a case of getting one unit out of the way to make room for the other unit. Perhaps you need to castle first, then go on the attack. Often, you notice what the opponent will do to get away, so you first prevent him from getting away, then you make your Threat and he gets caught. First block or cut-off the escape, or remove the key defender, then blast him! 5) Dual Tactical Targets where your one unit can take aim at two opposing units at the same time. Two come under attack, but only one can move to get away. 6) Form batteries, adding attackers/reinforcements to hot spots already under attack to outnumber the defenders (or attack the defenders directly to get rid of them from defendants). Instead of attacking 1 against 2, you are now attacking 2 against 1, or 3 against 2, etc. Coordinate your pieces to fire upon a key target in unison. This can be a battery on the same straight line, or a crossfire coming from different sides. 7) Seize open lines and Penetrate weak squares between/beside or behind opposing pawns. Every pawn move leaves weak squares behind it. If one of the opposing bishops has been removed off the board, try to operate on the same color of squares as the missing bishop. One bishop is always on the dark squares, the other is always on the light squares. If one is removed, it leaves a weak color complex on the board. 8) Blockade weak pawns: Backward, doubled, isolated, and passed pawns. In general terms, these are pawn(s) which are not protected by another pawn. Aaron Nimzowitsch is the man to study for this topic, or almost any former world champion before Mikhail Tal.

What are the top targets? Attack a more valuable unit, or one that's free for the taking, especially one that is immobile, stuck on it's square. The 1) king is the top target, which is priceless and the 2) queen is next. The queen is worth almost two rooks or three minor pieces by comparison. After that, it's any pawn or piece in the 3) middle, especially undefended units w/no protection, and any stuck piece that 4) cannot move (or dare not move from it's guard duty).

Most good moves aid/accomplish more than one task. (For example, opening 1.e4 strikes out into the center but also allows the queen and bishop to get off the back row.) Furthermore, most good moves suggest certain follow up moves to form a sequence of moves -- a brief plan. If you can't explain what you're going to do next after that making a certain move, then it's probably not the best move. Have a good reason for making this move, and the next move!

Finally, remember World Champion Lasker's sage advice: "When you see a good move -- WAIT!! Be patient, sit on your hands and keep looking; you might find a better move. Consider a move for each of his pieces, and each of your pieces. Compare and contrast. Which one is best of all? If this is the best move, then what is the best response? Should the response be prevented first? You must spend as much time, perhaps even more time, thinking about his army and it's move options first, then your own army. Know thy enemy! How can s/he hurt me? What would s/he do next if s/he had the move now?

O.K., way too much information but it's good information. Let's get to the first five games. (If you have a qualified chess instructor, have them teach you the ENDGAME first.) Under these internet circumstances, I must start at the beginning of the game.

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That about sums it up. Until the next time I read this.

Fool's Mate (A00) 1-0 f6 and g5 are the worst starting moves!
H Klip vs T Bottema, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

Scholar's Mate on f7 (B00)1-0 Never start w/a Rook's pawns
B Wall vs Bridgemen, 1996 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Pawn grabbing fails; e6 is safer than f6
O Smith vs A Bej, 1898 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense (B02) 1-0 Pawn # prevented by g6 instead of h6
A Powers vs Dake, 1937 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense-Know this attack pattern: Bxf7+ followed by Ng5+
L Monosson vs M Fauque, 1935 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

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

Modern Def.-Black resigned: Smothered Q is worth 3 minor pieces
J Cukierman vs NN, 1934 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Modern Def.-1-0 Unpin attack, penetrate holes, NxB next
M Miannay vs F Bruneau, 1991 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Legall's Mate - Ns and Bs first!
J Kvisla vs A Kabashaj, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense f6? Qe7? (C41) 1-0 Unpin Q sac = Legall's Mate
Mackenzie vs F Perrin, 1868 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit beats 1...f6 -- the worst (A00) 1-0 Trap Black Q
J A Diaz Rodriguez vs M Maximiano Burgos, 1994 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Miniature attack f7 Legall's Mate to follow
Balode vs Sondore, 1965 
(B01) Scandinavian, 7 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 (B01) 1-0Unpin, Bb5+, Nf7# KNOW THIS
J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 (B01) 1-0 Black wastes time moving Bishop
L Ingram vs A McDonald, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Center Counter 3...Qa5 (B01) 1-0 Pin Nc6 & Q trap w/Nxf7+
G Abrahams vs W R Thomas, 1923 
(B01) Scandinavian, 7 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 (B01) 0-1 Cramped White castles into mate!
R Gimmel vs M Stock, 1990 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def., Scandi Var. Geschev Gambit (B02) 0-1 Legall's #
NN vs G Geshev, 1935 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Boden's Criss Cross Mate - Sacrifice both Rs & Q to checkmate!
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Duras Gambit (B00) 1-0 Awful way to start exposes Black king!
Pillsbury vs Magana, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Duras Gambit (B00) 1-0 Black's isolated c-pawn will fall
M Benaddi vs K Kuenitz, 2007 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

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

King Pawn: La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 1-0 Support mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

King Pawn: La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 1-0 Double check is mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

KP, La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 0-1 Loses time/match w/the Q
Greco vs NN, 1590 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

McConnell Defense (C40) Play 3.Bc4; if 3...Bc5 Black wants Qf2#
Koltanowski vs W Nolan, 1960 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

McConnell Defense (C40) Play 3.Bc4; Black does bad B sacrifice
Koltanowski vs D Carter, 1960
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Damiano Defense (C40) 1-0 Wise kNight sacrifice speeds up game!
E Pritchard vs J Hempel, 1967 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Damiano Defense 2...f6 is bad! (C40) 1-0White aims@f7 diagonals
J Mieses vs NN, 1933 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

Damiano Defense 2...f6 is bad! (C40) 1-0 Push the h-pawn
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Damiano Defense 2...f6 is bad! (C40) 1-0 Successful K chase
L Holmberg vs O Hongset, 1962 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Damiano Defense (C40) 1-0 Wise N sacrifice, Q&B battery, K walk
P Korhonen vs Chai Chin Lim, 2000 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Damiano Def. Chigorin Gambit (C40) If 3...Qe7 MUST RETREAT Nf3
J Westman vs E Havansi, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Damiano Def. Chigorin Gambit (C40) 1-0 Q trap
J Krejcik vs R Muenz, 1911 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Busch-Gass Gambit (C40) NxP is messy; just play 3.Bc4
J Krejcik vs Baumgartner, 1914 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Italian, Rousseau G (C50) / Latvian G (C40) 1-0 Hit f7, rob pin
H G Gunderam vs A Grava, 1970 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 1-0

Schilling-Kostic Trap(C50) 0-1 NxP is too soon; just play 4.0-0
Muhlock vs B Kostic, 1911 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 0-1

Italian (C50) 1-0 f6 is bad, g5 worse! Move pieces, not pawns!
Hartlaub vs H Rosenbaum, 1892 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 6 moves, 1-0

Italian Game 3...Nh6? (C50) 1-0 Develop N & B, 0-0, Attack>Mate
Koltanowski vs Day, 1960 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian Game, Classical (C53) 0-1 A Reinfeld # puzzle
Horwitz vs Bledow, 1837 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 f6 is bad!! Double check is fatal.
Kupfer vs Silski, 1881 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. Hanham (C41) 1-0 Wait to take NxP at right time
Koltanowski vs Denhaene, 1931 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense book trap (C41) Black lost a B; White is safe
Y Rantanen vs T Tuomala, 1992 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Hanham Var (C41) 1-0 N forks 3 w/# threat QxR
I Makogonov vs A Zorin, 2007
(C41) Philidor Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Never sacrifice thy Q unless it leads to # or gets his Q / 2 Rs
J Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Philidor CG (C41) 0-1 Do not open file PxP when U R uncastled!
Dupre vs Carlos Torre, 1927 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

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

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

Pirc Defense: Classical Bc4 (B08) 1-0 Activate Ns and Bs fast!
Koltanowski vs Magmusson, 1960 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 12 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical Bc4 (B08) 1-0 Ns & Bs do early fighting
E Paoli vs E Laine, 1970
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

Modern Def., Classical Bc4 (B06) 1-0 Centralize, Unpin, P fork
Hort vs Keene, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Classical Bc4 Schlechter Var (B08) 1-0 d5 fork trick
P Carreras Mendiolea vs A Safranska, 2006
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 36 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit (C40) 1-0 It won't be this easy. Danger lurks!
P R Hindley vs W Ramsey, 1963 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 1-0 Q exchange open d-file
G Kuzmin vs D Ciornei, 1998
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 1-0 Both 0-0-0
Alekhine vs M De Agustin, 1941 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 1-0 Q vs R ending
M Golubev vs E Grabowski, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 106 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 0-1 Passer, Rob the pin
K Sterk vs Breyer, 1913 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 0-1 EG R skewer awaits
A Gorbatov vs P Skatchkov, 2012 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 55 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4(C40) 1-0 R escorts 2 connected Ps
A Al Badani vs P Corbin, 2006 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 67 moves, 1-0

Elephant G: Maroczy G. transposes (C40) 1-0 Black wastes moves
M Parligras vs A Gunnarsson, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: General (C40) 1-0 Smothered Mate Mini
Kranzle vs Krause, 1939 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Don't automatically retreat from a threat -- look4 +s, captures
NN vs Cornelissen, 1974 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Main Line (C40) 1-0 The B pin is next
E Roethler vs L Klavins, 1957 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit (C40) 1-0 Keep developing new pieces w/threats
J S Morgado vs J C Torres, 1967 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Nimzowitsch Attack (C40) 1-0 Pins
Nimzowitsch vs K Behting, 1919 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Latvian Gambit: Fraser Defense (C40) 0-1 WARNING! WARNING!
B King vs W Baker, 1958 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Fraser Defense (C40) 1-0 Safe and sound
R H Steinmeyer vs W F Baker Jr, 1959
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Russian Game (C42) 1-0 If Black copies White, check & capture Q
Koltanowski vs Diller, 1960 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

Russian Game 3...Qe7?! Are you prepared? (C42) 1-0 Nxf7 sac.
S Milliet vs I Ludwig, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Damiano, Kholmov Gambit (C42) 1-0 More copycat
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Some grabs are bait. Ask "If I do this, what'll s/he do next?"
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 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

Italian Game (C50) 1-0 Legall's #; If Nc6 play 5.h3 then 6.Nxe5
A Cheron vs Jeanloz, 1929 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 8 moves, 1-0

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

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

This one resembles a kingside Boden's criss-cross mate
O Krause vs B Leussen, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Develop to gain space, exchange when ready, Q forks 2 pawns
N Karaklajic vs A Fuderer, 1955 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Pawn Fork sets up Q sac & attack on K in the center
Swain vs Smart, 1990 
(C46) Three Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian Game (C50) 1-0Philidor's Legacy is a Q sac, smothered #
Koltanowski vs M Hofferbert, 1947 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 16 moves, 1-0

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 1-0 Deflection, Q fork
Kasimdzhanov vs Ganguly, 2004 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

Giving Queen odds still produces K walk; + followed by more +s
W Potter vs NN, 1870 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Gunderam Defense Gambit (C40) 1-0Rip it open vs. uncastled King
J Davies vs C Clayton, 1967 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian Variation (C50) 1-0 Broken Symmetry
Capablanca vs NN, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

A truly fine sacrificial attack given he started w/out a rook!
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Italian Game: Italian Var (C50) 0-1 Notes by JHB
NN vs Blackburne, 1871  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 21 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

Borg Defense 1.e4 g5 (B00) 1-0 This works for W, but be alert
C Stovring vs K Petersen, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 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

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

Scandinavian Def: Panov Transfer (B01) 1-0 Brilliant f7 attack
S Zagrebelny vs A Ponyi, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Panov Transfer (B01) · 1-0
Fischer vs S Rubin, 1964 
(B01) Scandinavian, 39 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

Scandinavian Defense (B01) 1-0 Miniature; self-pinned Nc6
J Ourmet vs P Cierniak, 1989 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Alekhine Defense (B02) 1-0 Centralize, double on open file
R Calapso vs S Landau, 1926
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 57: My Best Games Of Chess 1924-1937 by A. Alekhine
Alekhine vs V Mikenas, 1933 
(B06) Robatsch, 45 moves, 1-0

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

Modern Def: Standard Line (B06) 0-1 P lever; can't save both Bs
Unzicker vs S Telljohann, 1994 
(B06) Robatsch, 11 moves, 0-1

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

Caro-Kann: Karpov (B17) 1-0 Sacrifice only if U can follow up
M Z Ali vs B Westin, 1987 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

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

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

Skewer or Discovered Check w/Attack on the Black Queen
Karlstrom vs Simmens, 1967 
(B20) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Sicilian, Closed Variation (B23) Miniature: 0-0 or Capture??
P Ursell vs Watson, 1953 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Nimzowitsch. Closed Variation (B29) 0-1 P fork trick
R J Lovegren vs B Wall, 1981 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 12 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian (B30) Here's another common unpin you should know
G Schnitzler vs Hardung, 1862 
(B30) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Don't bring your queen out too early!
Fetzer vs Schmidt, 1951 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Penetration, connected passers
Judit Polgar vs V Ikonnikov, 2012 
(B30) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 GK missed the draw
Topalov vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Sterling N sac cracks Black
Movsesian vs O Sikorova, 1994 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian OPEN cxd4 gets tricky (B50) 0-1 Smothered Mate
S Duron Godoy vs V Garcia Castro, 2004 
(B50) Sicilian, 20 moves, 0-1

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

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

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. Leonhardt Var (B88) 0-1 ...Nf3+
Sursock vs Larsen, 1970 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 12 moves, 0-1

French Defense: NOT Normal (C00) 1-0 Pawn fork on move 4
M Mas vs R Guerrero, 1991 
(C00) French Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

French, Mediterranean Defense (C01) 1-0 Greek gift, pawn wedge
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C01) French, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

FR Tarrasch, Guimard Def (C04) 1-0 White threatens # & LPDO N
Tal vs Vaganian, 1973 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 12 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Q Spearhead Greek Gift
A Shashin vs Dashkevich, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Bxh7+ Greek Gift win
Foltys vs Mohyla, 1940 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch (C03) 0-1 Exchange sac opens g-file
G Kitts vs Gulko, 1986 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch Var (C03) 1-0 Double attack h7 & Ra8
D Sermek vs M Varini, 1999 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 9 moves, 1-0

Found in Chernev's book "Logical Chess Move by Move".
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1889 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

French, Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Kingside attack
M Calzetta vs J Villena Perez, 2005
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

FR Tarrasch Closed (C05) 1-0 Tal sacs 3 minor pieces for mate
Tal vs Salnikov, 1970 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Qside attack uses open b-file
Hydra vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 29 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

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1/2-1/2 N+ perpetual
Gelfand vs Ivanchuk, 1985 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 See Blogger Notes
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1938 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 0-1 Black's Greek Gift
W Bialas vs Uhlmann, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Open g-file
A Ivanov vs Akobian, 2011 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 0-1 Exchange Sac
D Rovner vs Tal, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 0-1 The Black Revival
Kudrin vs Korchnoi, 1984 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05) · 0-1
G Sigurjonsson vs Timman, 1975
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 The Immortal Pinning Game
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. P Center Var (C05)1-0 Q sac to Lawnmower#
Pillsbury vs Maroczy, 1900 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05) 1-0 Interference
W Bialas vs K Darga, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed (C05)1-0 B sac, R lift, Lawnmower#
G Spain vs G Thornton, 2008
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Rook forks Royalty
Tal vs Granda Zuniga, 1987 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Winner annotates indepth
Y Dembo vs D Driamin, 2000  
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Just take it!
M Sanchez Ibern vs K Isgandarova, 2012 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1/2-1/2
M Socko vs E Gleizerov, 2012
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1/2-1/2
A Sokolov vs Timman, 1986
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1/2-1/2 Exchange Sac
E Paehtz vs J Kipper, 2010
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 0-1 She stuck in the corner
C Heredia Serrano vs Zhang Xiaowen, 2009
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 0-1

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

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C06) · 0-1
P Carlsson vs Timman, 2007 
(C06) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed (C06) 0-1 Kside threats, B pin
R Rodriguez vs Yusupov, 1988
(C06) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

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

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Another fatal Nge7 w/Greek Gift
K Blom vs Niels Jensen, 1934 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Useless vs. Useful Checks
B Wall vs W Wall, 1969 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 Dbl check crusher!
H Lohmann vs Teschner, 1950 
(C10) French, 10 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Clean march
Euwe vs S Landau, 1939
(C10) French, 42 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 22.g4! game changer
Euwe vs E Eliskases, 1947 
(C10) French, 38 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

French Def. Tarrasch. Guimard Def ML (C04) 1-0Black hangs his Q
D Donchev vs Topalov, 1989 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 19 moves, 1-0

W sacs it to Owen's Defense for not getting fully developed
A Flaata vs T Bothner, 1998 
(C00) French Defense, 22 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

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

1.P-K4 Napoleon Attack (C20) 0-1 Don't try for Scholar's Mate
Napoleon Bonaparte vs The Turk, 1809 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24)1-0 Q deflection, P mate
D Ponziani vs NN, 1769 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 10 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

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 1-0The way in is not out
F Ercan vs M Gonzalez Amaya, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1-0 Nge7 chopped up again!
A A Smorodsky vs B Gregory, 1914 
(C46) Three Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Jerome Gambit (C50) 0-1 "Old Kentucky"
NN vs Blackburne, 1880  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

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

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian 4 Kts (C50) 1-0Black unpin will fail
Daniels vs G Walker, 1841 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

Impressive miniature using a decoy sacrifice and pawn mate
Busnardo vs NN, 1590 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Bowlder Attack (B20) 1-0 Jaw dropper
Kieseritzky vs H Buckle, 1846 
(B20) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Guimard Def ML (C04) 1-0Excellent N&Q manuevers
Chiburdanidze vs T Zatulovskaya, 1976 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 40 moves, 1-0

Modern Bishop's Opening 2Knights Def. (C55) 1-0 Very efficient
Kramnik vs J Polat, 2001
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Mikhail Tal (1936-1992)
Tal vs Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Urusov Gambit>Scotch G. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 Back ranker
Tartakower vs M Billecard, 1907 
(C56) Two Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 0-1 Dbl R Sacs
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Classical Bc4 delayed(B08) 1-0 150 Attack robs pin f7
G Welling vs H Schut, 1995 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 18 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Classical Bc4 (B08) 1-0 Overworked back rank defender
Rublevsky vs T Markowski, 1996 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical Two Knights System (B08) 1-0 150 Attack
Ivan Kul vs H Hofstra, 2003
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical Two Knights System (B08) 1-0 Skewer
E Shaposhnikov vs M Shapovalenko, 2004
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical Two Knights System (B08) 1-0 Early exch
B Munguntuul vs H Mira, 2004
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical. Schlechter Var (B08) 1-0 2 Passers
N Delgado Ramirez vs W Arencibia, 2005 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 36 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical Two Knights System (B08) 1-0 Castle opp
Kulaots vs V Maki, 2005
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical Two Knights System (B08) 1-0 Dismantled
Judit Polgar vs A Chernin, 2007 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical Two Knights System (B08) 1-0Pile on pin
Mamedyarov vs S Schindler, 2007 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Classical Two Knights System (B08) 1-0 Dbl Rs on 7th
M Avliyakulov vs M Dzhumaev, 2008
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 36 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical. Schlechter Var(B08) 1-0 150 Attack
C Sreeves vs J P McKenna, 2011
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical. Schlechter Var (B08) 1-0 Rob the pin
Ding Yixin vs X Ren, 2011
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical Two Knights System (B08) 1-0
J Friedland vs T Thorpe, 2013
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 19 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical. Schlechter Var (B08) 1-0 Castle oppos
Renan Braz Parente vs N Silveira, 2014
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Classical 2 Knights System (B08) 1-0 Crosspin finale
A Rombaldoni vs Z Andriasian, 2015 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 36 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical Two Knights System (B08) 1-0 Pin
K Abhishek vs S Shoker, 2015
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit 3.Nxe5 Qe7 Greco Variation (C40) 1-0 Pinned B
S Roa Alonso vs L Suarez Prieto, 2001 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Variation (C40) 1-0 Gain time
P Ten Hacken vs Nobbe, 1982 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bronstein Attack (C40) 1-0 N sac, pin
P Littlewood vs S Kindermann, 1978 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Rousseau Gambit (C40) 1-0 Central action, 0-0-0
Maroczy vs G Kanyurszky, 1893 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mason Countergambit (C40) · 1-0
Blackburne vs W Pollock, 1887
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mason Countergambit (C40) · 1-0
Blackburne vs W Pollock, 1888  
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mason Countergambit (C40) · 1-0
D M Martinez vs W Pollock, 1889 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 1-0 Kside play
Blackburne vs G Chamier, 1885 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 1-0Convenient trade
E F Schrader vs S Mlotkowski, 1904
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 1-0 His own style
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 1-0 Pile on pin
L Vianna vs M Briquet, 1924
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Latvian gambit in hands of Latvian master was not enough.
E Steiner vs F Apsenieks, 1928 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 1-0 Pressure on W
Fine vs L Persinger, 1945 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Variation (C40) 1-0Methodical
Rautenberg vs B H Wood, 1949
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

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

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Variation (C40) 1-0Simul tour
Fischer vs R Nickel, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attack. Poisoned Pawn (C40) 1-0 R sacs
B J van Trotsenburg vs B Beffie, 1917
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Main Line (C40) 1-0 Penetration
E Steiner vs F Apsenieks, 1937 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted (C40) 1-0 Larry's in a dogfight
Larry Evans vs K Grivainis, 1958 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Fraser Defense (C40) 1-0 It didn't but could'v
O M Hindle vs J Littlewood, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System (C07) · 1-0
Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1941 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 1-0

FR Tarrasch Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 Form battery
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 Pin
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 11 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

French, Tarrasch Variation. Chistyakov Defense (C07) 0-1 K walk
D Howell vs J Levitt, 2005 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def(C07) 1-0R sac, B+ & fork LPDO R
Adams vs Bareev, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Adv(C08) 1-0Rob back rank defender
Carlsen vs P Nikolic, 2005 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 22 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System Main Line (C09)
Tal vs Short, 1987 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 32 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System Main Line (C09) 1-0
Geller vs Kholmov, 1992 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System Main Line (C09)
Matulovic vs Uhlmann, 1970
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 22 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 0-1 Black castles in 4 moves, serenades K
H Dobosz vs J B Bednarski, 1980
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Grob Opening (A00) 0-1, 23 moves; Strange knights
M Basman vs Miles, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 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: From Gambit: Delayed Fool's Mate (A02) · 0-1
J Bodvarsson vs F Olafsson, 1947 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Variation (A02) 0-1 P moves
Barney vs Mccrum, 1969 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

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

The 120th Bill Wall opponent to fall for Fool's Mate
Rusty Warren vs B Wall, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

Bird Opening: From Gambit - the wrong variation (A02) 1-0
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 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

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker (A02) 0-1 h-file Q sac promo
G Natapov vs Radobarin, 1969
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 f-pawn advance leaks troubl
L De Veauce vs Keene, 1963  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

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

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

Game 70: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
NN vs M Bier, 1905 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening From G. Mestel Var (A02) 0-1 Open file destruction
Bird vs Steinitz, 1866 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1See blogger note
T Rendle vs Kotronias, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

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

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

King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Blackburne Attack (C31)
NN vs Lasker, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Def (C36) 1-0 Weak back rank
Hector vs R Ziatdinov, 1994 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 0-1 Penetration Q+ & N+
L O Hesse vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 0-1 Forked; weak back rank
Lasker vs E F Schrader, 1902 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Blackburne Attk (C31) 0-1 Ns invade
A Ettlinger vs Janowski, 1898 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

KG Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 1-0 Notes by JHB
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Anderssen Attack (C31) 0-1 BF falls fast
Fischer vs C Garcia Palermo, 1970 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Game 1 Falkbeer Countergambit. Anderssen Attack (C31) · 0-1
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

KG, Falkbeer CG Charousek G (C31) Castle & rip open the center
K A Walbrodt vs Loew, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

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

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

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit ML (C32) 0-1 B sac to get 0-0
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer CG Charousek Gambit Morphy Def (C31) 1-0 Center surge
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer Countergambit. Staunton Line (C31) · 0-1 miniature
Maroczy vs Charousek, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer CG. Staunton Line (C31) 0-1 Q penetration, Dbl R's
Lasker vs A B Lynn, 1902 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer CG. Staunton Line (C31) 0-1 Exposed King
Lasker vs J E D Moysey, 1908 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

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

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Staunton Line (C31) 1-0Pile on pin
Blackburne vs A G Puller, 1862  
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 50 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer Cntrgambit. Staunton (C31) 0-1 Philidor's Legacy
Schaaf vs Hartlaub, 1907 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Falkbeer CG. Staunton Line (C31) 1-0 Fireworks
NN vs Teichmann, 1890 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

KG Falkbeer Countergambit. Staunton Line (C31) 0-1 Qside battle
W Budzinski vs Dubois, 1855 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 38 moves, 0-1

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

KGD Falkbeer CG. Accepted (C31) 1-0 Support # on open e-file
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32) 1-0 Anastasia's #
P Roth vs G Rajna, 1975 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Accepted (C31) 0-1 Swallow's Tail #
Pillsbury vs Marshall, 1894 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32) 0-1 Exposed King
Lasker vs J W te Kolste, 1908 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 22 moves, 0-1

KGD, Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Keres Var (C32) 0-1
Eisack vs H Gates, 1943 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer CG (C32) 1-0 Black castles into Anastasia's Mate??
Roth vs Rajna, 1975 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Falkbeer Countergambit. Nimzowitsch-Marshall Countergambit
F Lazard vs Tartakower, 1929 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer Countergambit. Nimzo-Marshall Countergambit (C31) 0-1
L Boeye vs J Christensen, 1994
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer Countergambit. Nimzowitsch-Marshall CG 3...c3 (C31)0-1
L B Hoyos Millan vs G Garcia, 1986 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 18 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer Countergambit Nimzowitsch-Marshall CG (C31) 0-1
Znosko-Borovsky / Koya vs Alekhine / Tereshchenk, 1915 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer Countrgambit. Charousek Gambit Morphy Def (C31)0-1
F Egido vs J Sanchez Almeyra, 1992 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Hinrichsen Gambit (C31) 0-1 K walk
Heinrichsen vs Metger, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Staunton (C31) 0-1 Furious action
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

KGA Mason-Keres Gambit (C33) 0-1 If QxR, then N + forks royalty
F Crowl vs Purdy, 1936 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) White seizes e-file
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 Strong attack!
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 Top 100 game
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Var (C30)1-0 R on 7th is key
Fedorov vs J Norri, 1997 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

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

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

K Pawn Game: Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 Becker played pro tennis
Boris Becker vs Kasparov, 2000 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

1.e4 e5 2.Qh5? Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 It took awhile
Nakamura vs Sasikiran, 2005 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 87 moves, 0-1

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

Turn the tables; hunter becomes the hunted
NN vs Zukertort, 1862 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C42) 0-1 f6 is fine here
Hartlaub vs Lasker, 1911 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Just Say No to Boden's D5 trap
Hartlaub vs Lasker, 1908 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Boden-Kieseritsky G (C42) 1-0 Legal's #; e6 does not work here
Taylor vs K Dreyer, 1934 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

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

The pawn was poisoned; Always look for Q check & fork
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 1-0, Bxf7+, Ng5+ Q trap
E Paehtz vs M Seps, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Transposes to Russian Game (C42) 0-1 Beware same side B&N on f2
J Lastovicka vs F Vykydal, 1971 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack. (C43) 0-1 After K move NxN+ gets Q
H McMahon vs Marshall, 1897 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 7 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Look twice before a capture or single threat aim to gain time
M Ristic vs M Umapathysivam, 2000 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

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

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

A40 Englund G. 0-1 W traps own Q. Must read notes by FSR!
M Scheeren vs G Welling, 1974 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

A40 Englund Gambit 5.Nc3 QxBf4 0-1 See notes by FSR
J Soromenho vs V Andersen, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

A40 Englund Gambit 0-1 W hangs his B. Black attacks smoothly.
G Patching vs R Maishman, 2005 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

A40 Englund Gambit Declined 0-1 Fishing Pole Attack on h-file
H Krebs vs E J Diemer, 1974 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 0-1

A40 Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit 0-1 Tiechmann did such w/White
Srinivas vs V Ravikumar, 1984 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit (A40) 0-1 The castled K wins again
H W Apperly vs H Charlick, 1894 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit (A40) 1-0 Short Brawl, Smothered Mate
Joseph Revnell vs J Crysler, 1994 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

A40 Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit 0-1 A kNight+ will lead to mate
G Fahrion vs Ali Irad, 1994 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

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

Englund Gambit Complex: Declined (A40) 0-1 Bxf2+ ala Budapest G
Heltay vs G Janny, 1916 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 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

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 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

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

Van't Kruijs Opening (A00) 1-0 Misplaced Black minor pieces
B Corneliussen vs Martin Jensen, 1991 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 0-1Passed pawn, open file
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Advance Var (A09) 0-1 f6 works if light B removed
Korchnoi vs Seirawan, 1984 
(A09) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

English Opening: King's English Variation (A20) 0-1 B&Q battery
J Spencer vs Takacs, 1981 
(A20) English, 4 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

Delete this.
Kholmov vs Tal, 1949 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 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

Modern Defense: Standard (B06) 1-0 Bxf7+ vs both Ns developed
J Sylvan vs A Flaata, 1994 
(B06) Robatsch, 10 moves, 1-0

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