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2000 New Millennium Y2K Changed Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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Shazam! Eureka! Ughh?? The original collection has been split in two to make more room.

Thank you Benjamin Lau, inlimbo, cat fancy.

Post from: john barleycorn to <HeMateMe> The Irish are considered the sharpest in Europe...NOT. To illustrate: A Russian, an American and an Irishman are discussing their space projects. The Russian says "We are going to fly to Mars." The American says "We are going to fly to Venus." The Irishman says "Guys, that is nothing. We will fly to the sun." "To the sun?" the other two asked. "Your spaceship will burn." Says the Irishman "Yes, we thought so too. But we will fly at night."

Good luck to all! Many of us won't be around to see that day (or night, as the case might be). How about we clean up all the pollution left floating about in space first?

* 2001 Rapid: Game Collection: Anand-Kramnik rapid match 2001

FTB knows the Keelings
G Keeling vs K Keeling, 2000 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hungarian Opening: Indian Def (A00) 1-0 Bad Black bishop prison
Kasparov vs Sting, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Barcza System: Pirc Invite 3...f5, 4.c4 (A04) 1-0 Nasty pins!
Kuporosov vs V K Neverov, 2000 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

16 year old Mark Paragua's upset win against Levon Aronian
M Paragua vs Aronian, 2000 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Man Triumphs!!
Fritz vs Kramnik, 2000 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 32 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical (A30) 0-1 Hook mate-like tactics
R Rubenchik vs Ashley, 2000 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense (A41) 0-1 Exchange Sac in Queenless middlegame
Bacrot vs Topalov, 2000 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 33 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Deflection on the h-file
S Halkias vs Pribyl, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: Classical Def 2..e6 Big Center (A45) 1-0!
J M Hodgson vs P Saint-Amand, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

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

Dutch Defense: Semi-Leningrad Variation (A81)  0-1 Zugzwang
Anand vs Fritz, 2000 
(A81) Dutch, 44 moves, 0-1

A nice smothered mate at the end between two young stars!
Grischuk vs Ponomariov, 2000 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense / French, Advance (B00) 0-1 Capture sequence
Y Schwartz vs Blatny, 2000 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Scandi Def: Icelandic-Palme Gambit (B01) 0-1 She has no time to
P Zarnicki vs F Fiorito, 2000 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense (B07) 1-0 N, then Q sac! Fabulous game!
N Fercec vs B Medak, 2000 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Panov Attack. Main Line (B14) 0-1 Misbehaved
Ivanchuk vs Ehlvest, 2000 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 28 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def Austrian Attk. Kurajica Var (B09) 1-0 P roller w/a pin
Judit Polgar vs Smirin, 2000 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Alapin Sicilian. Barmen Defense Modern Line (B22) 1/2-1/2
Smyslov vs REBEL, 2000 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Slick Queen harrassment
V R Borovikov vs R Vazquez Igarza, 2000
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B44) 1-0 Exchange Sac into K hunt
Kramnik vs Leko, 2000 
(B44) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Pin. Koch Var (B40) 1-0 For the taking
REBEL vs Crafty, 2000 
(B40) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

But here I remembered the triumphant call 'Forward, Kazimirych!
Kasparov vs Judit Polgar, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. English Attk (B90) 0-1 Exchange sac
Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 50: Modern Chess Masterpieces (Stohl)
Anand vs Khalifman, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B94) Bxe6 sacrifice opens the door
T Ernst vs C Gruvaeus, 2000 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Unstoppable c-pawn march
Grischuk vs Fressinet, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Euwe Var (C02) 0-1 Kside whoopin'
S Collins vs J Redpath, 2000
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 70, Starting Out: The French by Byron Jacobs
Movsesian vs M Gurevich, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 0-1

Albin CG / French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var(C01) 0-1Back Ranked
B Gross vs M Kastor, 2000 
(C01) French, Exchange, 23 moves, 0-1

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: Two Knights (C00) 1-0 Open center tactics
Kosteniuk vs Stellwagen, 2000 
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

French Classical Burn (C11)1-0 Overworked P allows Q "windmill"
Kasparov vs Shirov, 2000 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 N-Q-R sacs to Boden's #
H Tirard vs A Silvert, 2000 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Classical Var (C18) 1-0 Weak pawn shield
Ashley vs A Shaw, 2000 
(C18) French, Winawer, 18 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Schlechter Def (C21) 0-1 2 extra Ps EG
W Chen vs G Luke, 2000 
(C21) Center Game, 57 moves, 0-1

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 0-1 Rook entrance!
Fedorov vs Shirov, 2000 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

P-K4 Damiano Defense (C40) 1-0 Q&B battery, K walk
P Korhonen vs Chai Chin Lim, 2000 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Staunton Var (C42) 1-0 Careful EG
Khalifman vs Leko, 2000 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 112 in Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games V2 by Stohl
Kasparov vs Bacrot, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. (C41) 1-0 Richard Taylor liked the ending!
Sveshnikov vs J Stocek, 2000 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 76 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Pawn lever power, R lift
A Zemouli vs A Rizouk, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C50) 0-1 Pawn rollers
A Tiwari vs L Chattarjee, 2000 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Center Holding Var (C53) 0-1Sham R sac
R Gorski vs Arjen Pragt, 2000 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 41 moves, 0-1

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

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. Lolli Attack (C57) 1-0 Change-up
K Williams vs D Vecanski, 2000
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. Beverwijk Var (C65) 1-0 Both colors sac Qs
Shirov vs Grischuk, 2000 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Birth of the Berlin Wall legend
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2000 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen sac attack, for rooks and X-ray bishops to seal the win!
Svidler vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open Variation (C80) 1-0 Anastasia's Mate
T V Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong, 2000 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 13 moves, 1-0

Voted the 5th best game in Informant 80.
Anand vs Bologan, 2000 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C88) 1-0 Nxf7 opened the door for more
Ramesh vs G B Joshi, 2000 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 21 moves, 1-0

"Game of the Millennium" at SF's Mechanics Institute Chess Club
Igor Ivanov vs V Mezentsev, 2000 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein Opening: Bogoljubow Def (D05) 1/2-Qside, then Kside
T Haimovich vs Fritz, 2000 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 Double Bishop Sacrifice
L Filatov vs S F Mayer, 2000 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Levitsky Attack. Euwe Var. Modern Line (D00) 0-1 Masterful Def
J M Hodgson vs M Godena, 2000 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Slav Gambit. Alekhine Attack (D10) 1-0 Push the P
Gelfand vs Huzman, 2000 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Quiet Var (D11) 1-0 Two Ns on the rim are double dim
A Shaw vs D Ippolito, 2000 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Rubinstein Var (D27) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Blindfold win 2N vs. 1P checkmate!! Twas 2N vs. 2N.
Topalov vs Karpov, 2000 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 74 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Exchange. Modern Exchange (D85) 1-0TURNING POINT
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 109 in Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games V2 (Stohl)
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

QID, Fianchetto. Nimzo, Quiet L (E15) 1-0 14 year old wins
A Caoili vs Epishin, 2000 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 37 of Big Book of World Chess Championships (Schulz)
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 25 moves, 1-0

KID. Smyslov Var (E61) 1-0 Watch the bishops bake the cake
Akobian vs A Khruschiov, 2000 
(E61) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch Variation. Normal Defense (E81) 1-0 Knights Rule
D Dengler vs H Olschok, 2000 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 0-1 Q sac for promo = Q+
R Markus vs Radjabov, 2000 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 34 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Donner Def (E94) 0-1 Eliminate the Interposing R
F Handke vs S Atalik, 2000 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 28 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Rubinstein Var (A84) 1-0 30.Kd2 saves White
R Kempinski vs Gleizerov, 2000 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening / Reversed Benoni (A00) 0-1 Bold kNight entry
Cvetko Jaksa vs U Kobe, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening / Polish (A00) 1-0 Black got Charlie Browned!
A H Wohl vs A Corkett, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening / Sicilian (A00) 0-1 Sittin' sacs
J Ruiz Galiano vs Lazarev, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening vs Copycat (A02) 1-0 Greco's Mate in 1
J D Adkins vs D Vercauteren, 2001 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Bird, From Gambit. Declined (A02) 1-0 N sac opens h-file
E F Pecci vs Fritz, 2001 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Uncommon but not unsound Modern Def (A04) 0-1 Deflection fails
D J Hacche vs I Bjelobrk, 2001
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 0-1 Protest->Expelled
I Penko vs Jernej Novak, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

KIA, Q's Gambit Invitation (A04) 0-1 Awesome Dbl R sacs
J Kleiman vs A Pixton, 2001
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

Zukertort, Pirc Invite (A04) 1-0 Connected Passers, Immune Q
R Garcia vs S Schweber, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 Get the Queen in close!
R Chytilek vs R Wiesinger, 2001 
(A09) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 Pin on open e-file
Miroshnichenko vs Karjakin, 2001
(A09) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Polish Opening, 1...e5 Exchange (A00) 1-0 Constant pressure!
M Michna vs J Dworakowska, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 51: Move by Move - Kramnik (Lakdawala)
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(A17) English, 47 moves, 0-1

Anglo-Indian Def. Anglo-Grünfeld Var (A16) 1-0 Avoid perpetual+
N Ioseliani vs Xie Jun, 2001 
(A16) English, 35 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. KID Formation (A15) 1-0 Exchange Sac
Rohde vs G C DeFotis, 2001 
(A15) English, 19 moves, 1-0

King's English, Reversed Sic (A21) 1-0 Long but well worth it!
J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001 
(A21) English, 84 moves, 1-0

K's English. e5-d6-g5 (A21) 0-1 R deflection sac promotes
H Terrie vs E Tate, 2001 
(A21) English, 32 moves, 0-1

Analyzed in Lakdawala's recent book on The Colle, page 143
C Lakdawala vs Akobian, 2001 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Indian Game / Polish structure (A45) 1-0 Odd play; Dovetail #
Blatny vs Nakamura, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Simplification - A model game against Richter-Veresov attack.
M Vasilev vs Krasenkow, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense (A43) 0-1 Black Pawn Phalanx Tsunami!
Zhe Quan vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 55 moves, 0-1

Rat/Modern Defense (lines with ...g6) (A41) 0-1 Slippery knight
P Doostkam vs M Darban, 2001 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 42 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack: Classical Def. 2...e6 Big Center (A45) 1-0EZ
J M Hodgson vs J Rowson, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: Poisoned P (A45) 1-0 Some Ns are better than
J M Hodgson vs R Pert, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted BxBf1 (A58) 0-1Vadim won
V Shishkin vs V Malakhatko, 2001 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack 2.Bg5 (A80) 0-1 Black has answers
J Lys vs A R Andersen, 2001
(A80) Dutch, 34 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack 2.Bg5 (A80) 0-1 Remove the Guard
K Zschaebitz vs J Dworakowska, 2001 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

Janzen-Korchnoi Gambit 2.h3 3.g4 (A80) 1-0 h-file attack, Qg6#
J Bandres Carballo vs D Bustos Serrano, 2001 
(A80) Dutch, 6 moves, 1-0

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

Scandinavian Def: Marshall Var (B01) 1-0 Sudden Q trap
A Istratescu vs I Frosinos, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 7.f3 (B01) 0-1 Q sac, Smothered Mate
M Larios Crespo vs D Salvador Lopez, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Four Pawns Attack. Main L (B03) 0-1 Q sac, K walk
E Maahs vs W Pajeken, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

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

Alekhine Def. Modern. ML (B05) 1-0 R decoy sac vs overworked R
P Chan vs Wu Kaiyu, 2001 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 24 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Exchange (B03) 0-1 Sac exchange connects passers
D A Herder vs C R Harmon, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Var (B02)0-1 Q entrapment
D de Vreugt vs P Egeli, 2001 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

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

150A 8.f4 Modern Elongated Pirc Def (B06) 1-0 Central crossfire
Adams vs J M Hodgson, 2001 
(B06) Robatsch, 27 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Gurgenidze Defense (B06) 1-0 Hog on 7th
Hector vs S Studeny, 2001 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

150A 8.Nh3 Modern Elongated Dbl Fio (B06) 1-0Mutual threats, Rs
Naiditsch vs R Tischbierek, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack (B12) 1-0 Dramatic Heavy Pieces
V Pina vs D Duarte, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack (B12) 1-0 PHOTO
Kasparov vs Karpov, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Double rook sacrifice tears open the g-file
M V Golubev vs V Podinic, 2001 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 1-0 Asfixiated
A Volokitin vs Z Kozul, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0Q sac, Corridor Mate
K Papas vs I Krasenkova, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Classical. ML (B19) 0-1 Heavy pieces strike
M Tissir vs H Hamdouchi, 2001
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 39 moves, 0-1

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

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

Game 5: Starting out : The Caro-Kann
Stefansson vs S Kasparov, 2001
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Alapin. Smith-Morra Declined (B22) 0-1 Q trap
F Ljubicic vs F Bistric, 2001
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian vs. 2.Na3 (B20) 1-0 Paper Tiger is a wood pusher
E Nemeth vs Chess Tiger, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Bg2, f4, Nf3 (B23) 0-1 Intermezzo Q+ adds defen
M Salami vs Epishin, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Carlsbad (B20) 1-0 Dbl Discovered Check
A Gorbunova vs E Sapojnikov, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.b3 Snyder Var (B20) 1-0 Q sac for a windmill
T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Very nice sac to clear the file w/a discovered check
N Zambor vs K Biro, 2001 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 15 moves, 1-0

B31 Nez-Ross Attack. Fianchetto, Lutikov Gambit 1-0 Fantastic
Morozevich vs McShane, 2001 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1/2-1/2 Squeezed too tight
C El Idrissi vs A Laaroussi, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Closed 6.BxNc6 (B23) 1-0 Sac Exchange & Sac Exch offer
Plaskett vs K Bischoff, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian Bc4 (B30) 1-0 Get the Queen in close
Anand vs Tiviakov, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 19 in 'Ivanchuk: Move by Move' by Junior Tay.
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Dbl B sacrifice
Areshchenko vs Savon, 2001 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

KIA vs French Ne7 & 8...d4 (B40) 1-0 Black stopped on Qside
B Lopez vs M Delgado Crespo, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Four Knights. Exchange Var (B40) 0-1, 15 moves
Y Solodovnichenko vs V Malakhatko, 2001 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 15 moves, 0-1

Chariot crosses the Yellow River to E six.
A Zapata vs Darcy Lima, 2001 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B45) 0-1 P wedge, aim rooks thru @royalty
Bologan vs Bacrot, 2001 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Var (B41) 1-0 Charging Ns
V S Spasov vs Khurtsidze, 2001 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Nifty Rook play
Oral vs I Krush, 2001 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0Blackburne's Mate next
Stefansson vs L Bruzon Batista, 2001 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Anastasia's Mate
Karjakin vs T Metsalu, 2001 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B77) 0-1 Gutsy
Deep Fritz vs Germany, 2001 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 71 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attk (B90) 0-1 Discover Dbl Attk
M Stojkovska vs T Beridze, 2001
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B78) 1-0
Ehlvest vs Fedorov, 2001
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attk (B90) 1/2-Sacrificial prize
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 2001 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf (B95) 0-1 Deflection, Pin and Fork
D Sengupta vs Nakamura, 2001 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 25 moves, 0-1

Rocking the Ramparts - Guide to Attacking Chess by Christiansen
Leko vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2001 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90)  0-1 Spearhead on g7
Shirov vs Kasparov, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Adams Attk (B90) 0-1 Conquests of the Knights
V Petkovski vs G A Timoshenko, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 810 of Chess Informant Best Games 801-900
C Lutz vs Ftacnik, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 En prise!!
V Palciauskas vs Vytautas Andriulaitis, 2001 
(B89) Sicilian, 52 moves, 1-0

French Defense: King's Indian Attack (C00) 1-0 Sac Smack
B Amin vs T Batchuluun, 2001 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

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

French Defense: Advance 5.f4 (C02) 0-1 Black has 4 connected Ps
S Pulnikov vs A Iljin, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

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

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2- B sac or Dbl Attk
O de la Riva Aguado vs R Pogorelov, 2001 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard G. (C13) 1-0 KOd
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(C13) French, 26 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 35.Double R Blunder
Z Gofshtein vs M Gurevich, 2001 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Vienna Game: Anderssen Def 3...BxNg1, 4...Qh4+ (C25) 1-0
M Izaura Nielsen vs N P Schoenberg, 2001
(C25) Vienna, 19 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned P (C18) 1-0 f6 is a great station
I Al-Rufaye vs N Al Jelda, 2001 
(C18) French, Winawer, 18 moves, 1-0

Game 6 of The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas by C. Scheerer
Fedorov vs Ivanchuk, 2001 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 4...c6 is correct
M Delgado Crespo vs L Lucena, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 0-1Get a winning idea and make it happen
O de la Riva Aguado vs Bologan, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense vs Italian c3, d3(C41) 1-0 Smothered Q is next
F De la Paz vs A H Wohl, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 8 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

A Queenmate and a Dovetail Checkmate!
F Sanchez Aller vs A Gonzalez de la Nava, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 6.Nc3 (C42) 1-0 P roller
M Tomcik vs J Magat, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Maroczy Gambit (C40) 1-0 Show me Captain Ron!
O Winkler vs M Schulz, 2001 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var (C43) 1-0 Spearhead
C Lip vs N Mills, 2001 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game (C45) 1-0Excruciating P thrust, counter attk fails
N P Nielsen vs I L Hansen, 2001 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted NxNd4 (C47) 1-0 Kside P thrust
D Caruso vs E Paoli, 2001 
(C47) Four Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted NxNd4 QxNd4 (C47) 1-0 Red flag N
Ali Kamouss vs K El Amari, 2001 
(C47) Four Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit (C44) 1-0 Pile on the pin
G Okladnikov vs A Spirin, 2001 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Greco Gambit Traditional (C54) 1-0 Unpin
C Garcia Fernandez vs G Yanez Acin, 2001
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 1-0

Rare pin along White's third row by Black
Morozevich vs Adams, 2001 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55) 1-0 Slaughter
P Ricardi vs J Faustino, 2001 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening(C55) 0-1 2Ns beat 2Bs
C W Baker vs Hebden, 2001
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

Italian, Schilling-Kostic Gambit (C50) 1-0 3...Nd4 is bad
C Luciani vs M Petrovic, 2001 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 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

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Taken either way
Zsofia Polgar vs Smyslov, 2001 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 44 in 'Excelling at Chess' by Jacob Aagaard.
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

"the kind (of move) you find once in a century"
Kasparov vs Shirov, 2001 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. Riga Var (C80) 0-1 Greek gift declined, K walk
M Vallet vs J Lebon, 2001 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Open e-file, uncastled K
Carlsen vs E Blomqvist, 2001 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish l'Hermet Var Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0Blunder 30th move
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

15(!) of Kasparov's last 16 moves are with pieces, 25-move win!
Kasparov vs E Vladimirov, 2001 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Tartakower Var (D00) 1-0 Rxf7 works
C Von Zitzewitz vs L Cane, 2001 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 h-file attack w/doubled rooks
V Polonski vs T Metsalu, 2001 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Fianchetto Bg4 Line (D09) 1-0
Van der Wiel vs Tiviakov, 2001 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 19 moves, 1-0

c3 Stonewall Attk(D05) Q chase & exchange into Hook mate threat
Yusupov vs T Markowski, 2001 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Nice open file battery; the pin on the 8th "supports" the 7th
K Frey Beckman vs T Sammalvuo, 2001 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern (D11) 1-0 Nxf7 decoy arranges B pin!
Bacrot vs T Dao, 2001 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. M.L. (D27) 1-0 You don't tug Superman's cape
Kramnik vs Anand, 2001 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 Sweet trapped rook
M Galyas vs J Boguszlavszkij, 2001 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD Ragozin Def. Vienna Var (D39) 1-0 Morphy Marvelous!
A Jakab vs M Goczo, 2001 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 53 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 0-1 Relocate Q!
J Oms Pallisse vs O Korneev, 2001
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Accepted (D44) 1-0 N on the 6th gut punch
N Templier vs S Galicek, 2001 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: General (E00) 1-0 Hanging pieces, immunity
D Shapiro vs R Goletiani, 2001 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06); pair of pretty sacs
P H Nielsen vs Goldin, 2001 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 48 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov-Petrosian Var. Petrosian Attack (E12) 0-1 Blitz
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

QID Spassky System (E14) 1-0 dark cloud over f6 (and g7)
H Ree vs Piket, 2001 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 15 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Keres Def (E32) 0-1Pins, Deflect+
G Gaasland vs Carlsen, 2001 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. St. Petersburg Var (E43) 0-1 Blind swine & B
F Alinoori vs Li Ching, 2001 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

KID Panno Var (E63) 0-1 Swallow's Tail/Gueridon Mate in one
Xu Yuanyuan vs I Charkhalashvili, 2001 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 88 moves, 0-1

West Indian Defense (E61) 1-0 Kside squeeze
A Konev vs Anatoly Ivanov, 2001
(E61) King's Indian, 56 moves, 1-0

KID Normal. K's Knight Var (E60) 0-1Q decoy sac creates N+ fork
M Mazek vs Z Szymczak, 2001 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

KID Normal (E70) 0-1 Check and fork, removes K as defender
R Bates vs A J Mestel, 2001 
(E70) King's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

Darryl Keith Johansen is Australia's 2nd GM after Ian Rogers
D K Johansen vs R Valenti, 2001 
(E70) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

'When I Paint My Masterpiece' is a Bob Dylan song.
Y A Zimmerman vs Z Erdelyi, 2001 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch. Panno (E84) 0-1 Q sac opens up mating square
M Ekdyshman vs S Solovjov, 2001
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 25 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch, Panno Formation (E83) 1-0 Qside tactics
J Gallagher vs N Ambrosini, 2001 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 23 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Def. Orthodox. Glek Def (E94) 1-0Blindfold blunder
Kramnik vs Shirov, 2001 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 14 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox (E91) 1/2-Mad Rook device forces stalemate
H Lieb vs V Vaisman, 2001 
(E91) King's Indian, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox. Glek Def (E94) 1-0 Connected passers
I Krush vs Nakamura, 2001 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 48 moves, 1-0

Appears in the 2nd edition of The World's Greatest Chess Games
Gelfand vs B Kantsler, 2001 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 34 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Buenos Aires Var (A02) 1-0 Narrow victory w/OCB
Granda Zuniga vs Beliavsky, 2002 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Sicilian Bird (A02) 1-0 Outflanked, Deflection
O Sikorova vs I Gaponenko, 2002 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Reti Advance Var (A09) 1-0 Alert tactics on the diagonals
Speelman vs Koneru, 2002 
(A09) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

-- Jonathan Rogers (Kingpin 37, p21)
L Trent vs D Tan, 2002 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Colle 3.c3 vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Nifty N & R tactics
A Benderac vs D Heron, 2002 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Averbakh Var (A42) 1-0 R sac, 2 N's coordinate
Korchnoi vs D Solak, 2002 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 19 moves, 1-0

Benko/KID (A48) 0-1 Discovered attack by N&B
A Caoili vs N Starr, 2002 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Tartakower-Indian (A54) 1-0 Q sac removes guard
J C Alvarez Marquez vs T Nyback, 2002 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit (A57) 1-0 Incredible Combination; Remove Guard
Mamedyarov vs B Galstian, 2002 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Fianchetto. Hastings Def ML (A64) 0-1 Crossfire
Van Wely vs Timman, 2002 
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Modern Def. Two Knights. Suttles Var (B06) 1-0 Dbl Dbl Octopus
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Byrne 4.Bg5 (B07) 1-0 Storming the fianchetto
S Chumfwa vs W Kobese, 2002 
(B07) Pirc, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack Bb5 (B23) 0-1 Q+ & fork LPDO Bishop
P Herzman vs B Vuckovic, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

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

Turov won "Ciudad de Sevilla", 2014 !
M Turov vs D Bocharov, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

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

This 12-year old becomes a rapid champion and title contender.
Karjakin vs Shirov, 2002 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Slasher
V S Spasov vs K Sobay, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

"After 15...Kd8!! I don't see a way for Black NOT to win..."
Shirov vs Kasparov, 2002 
(B33) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Var (B41) 1-0 Own the 7th!
Kasparov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2002 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 50 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Maroczy Bind; connected Ps
Judit Polgar vs Paunovic, 2002
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var. English Attk (B48) 1-0 R Romp
L Dominguez vs E Mortensen, 2002 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Good K vs Bad K ending
Topalov vs Karjakin, 2002 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Variation (B53) 1-0 A Golden Game
Vasiukov vs Van Wely, 2002 
(B53) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B77) 0-1 Loco Black Ns
I Yaranga vs V Moret, 2002 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Spearhead on the open h-file
Morozevich vs Ljubojevic, 2002 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97) 1-0 Sacrificial Kside Attack
H Hamdouchi vs Bologan, 2002 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn (B97) 1-0 Complications
Kasimdzhanov vs Judit Polgar, 2002 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 50 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. 6.Rg1 Freak Attack (B90) 1-0
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 2002 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System ML (C09) 1-0 Q decoy sac
Xie Jun vs Short, 2002 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 53 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn ML (C11)1-0 Ns fixin' 2bust up the joint
Ponomariov vs Ivanchuk, 2002 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Kasparov Attack (C10) 1-0 Strange Kf8, f6
Kasparov vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(C10) French, 38 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42) 1-0Logical, crushing drive
J Cervenka vs NN, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Modern Defense (C45) 1-0 Explosive!
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 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

Larry Evans interviews and plays Ray Charles - Photo
Ray Charles vs Larry Evans, 2002 
(C47) Four Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Before they first met, GK described JP as a "circus puppet."
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 2002 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

A bit of Fried Liver w/your Spanish Rice?
Judit Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2002 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 Center scrap
Kasparov vs Krasenkow, 2002 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish Short Circuit N+ & fork LDPO responds w/CHECKMATE!
Short vs Morozevich, 2002 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 53 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Smyslov (C93) 1/2-Another protected h-passer
S Jalanskis vs H Ploompuu, 2002 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

G117 in 'The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games'
Anand vs Adams, 2005 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack. Modern ML (C89) 1/2-1/2 Black sacs
Ponomariov vs Anand, 2002 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var. Advance System (D15) 0-1, 14 moves
Z Sturua vs S Atalik, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's brilliant Black Slav win from the 2002 Bled Olympiad
Sasikiran vs Kasparov, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 1/2- 1/2 Rooks gone wild...
Gelfand vs Bacrot, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Czech. Krause Attack (D17) 0-1 Not a mouse slip!
R Janssen vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

QGA Classical Def. ML (D27) 1-0 Impressive Rook triangulation
Kramnik vs Deep Fritz, 2002 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 57 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Rubinstein Var (D27) 1-0 Dbl N sacs!!
Anand vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 46 moves, 1-0

QGD Three Knights Var (D37) 1-0 Q sac leads to mate
A Kogan vs W Arencibia, 2002 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0Central agression pays!
L E Johannessen vs Nakamura, 2002 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

Grandmaster plays ONLY move that allows an instant mate
Beliavsky vs L E Johannessen, 2002 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 69 moves, 0-1

Anand objetuje dámu za vez a passed pawn
Radjabov vs Anand, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner (E41) 1-0 Q raid, K walk
V Milov vs Chiburdanidze, 2002
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 234 in Kramnik - My Life and Games
Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: West Indian Defense(E61) 0-1 Top 10 Q&R sacrifice
A Riazantsev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

KID Six Pawns Attack (E77) 1-0 Lawn Mower Mate
S Williams vs Hebden, 2006 
(E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Strong British GM being "Konerued"!!
Koneru vs Hebden, 2002 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch. Yates Defense (E83) 0-1 Lolli Mate threat
Seirawan vs Xie Jun, 2002 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 0-1

Understanding Chess Endgames by John Nunn (#57b).
Bareev vs Topalov, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 61 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Classical Misc. lines (E98) 0-1 N sac busts Kside
Ivanchuk vs Radjabov, 2002 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 37 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Gligoric-Taimanov System(E92) 1-0Sacs for K walk
T Enkhbat vs Y Shulman, 2002 
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Dutch Leningrad. Matulovic (A89) 1-0 Magnus is 12 years old
Carlsen vs D Rylander, 2003 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 33 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 1-0 Pseudo-Anastasia's #
M Ghorbani vs H Faryad, 2003 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 33 moves, 1-0

Hector's EG Promotions Zugzwang - As good as Any
Hector vs J Carstensen, 2003 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1-0

Carlsen delivers!! (Anastasia's mate.)
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Sicilian Bird (A02) 1-0 Long Bomb!
H Danielsen vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 1-0 Q takes w/check; h7#
M Jadoul vs G Plomp, 2003 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

StrongEgytians: Bassem Amin is born in 1988, Ahmed Adly in 1987
B Amin vs A Adly, 2003 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

K's English Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 1-0 From a distance
V Gavrilov vs G Dupont, 2003 
(A25) English, 19 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted(A58) 1-0Remove the Guard
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 2003 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. Taimanov (A67) 1/2-1/2 Crazy Rook Sac Stalemate
S Ernst vs Stellwagen, 2003 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Def Raphael Var (A80) 0-1 Castle opposite & let it fly!
A Gogolis vs M Dzhumaev, 2003 
(A80) Dutch, 39 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Classical Variation (B07) 1-0 1700 beats 2500!!
M Fouts vs N Firman, 2003 
(B07) Pirc, 27 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern. Main Line (B05) 1-0 Bolt from the blue!
Judit Polgar vs J Fernandez Garcia, 2003 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 24 moves, 1-0

Winning both the best games and the best novelty of the year
Anand vs Bologan, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Bayonet Attack (B12) 0-1 16...Na6!!
P Hulshof vs L'Ami, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Caro-Kann Classical Main lines (B19) 1-o Who's attacking who?
Jobava vs Bareev, 2003 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Smyslov Var ML (B17) 1-0 Deflections drop Black
Anand vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Advance 4g4 Bayonet Attack (B12) 1-0Pawns launch
Zhang Pengxiang vs Seirawan, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def 2.Qh5?! (B20) 0-1 Bizarre! W let perpetual go?
E Treger vs S Agaian, 2003 
(B20) Sicilian, 68 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Q sac, connected passers
Anand vs Radjabov, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Turn the pin into a double attack
Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 0-1 Under 10 game
T Pipan vs W So, 2003 
(B33) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian 7...NxBb5 8.exNf6 NxNc3 (B30) 1/2-1/2
Anand vs Kramnik, 2003 
(B30) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Sicilian Paulsen (B44) 0-1 N sacrifice changes everything!
B Besson vs J Geller, 2003 
(B44) Sicilian, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Kan. Modern Var (B42) 0-1 Reverse Q trap
R Sander vs Carlsen, 2003 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Canal Attack. Haag Gambit (B52) 1-0 Pretty finish!!
E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1/2-Fightin' for 1st
Ivanchuk vs C Hansen, 2003 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B90) 1/2-1/2 4 Queens
Leko vs Kasparov, 2003 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 0-1 Youngster traps Q
Bologan vs Karjakin, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Clear the way!
V S Spasov vs Grischuk, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0

21...Bxa2+! is a great tactical shot by Judit Polgar
Anand vs Judit Polgar, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 0-1

French Defense 4...Nc6 vs KIA (C00) 0-1 Q+ & fork EAD
E Depoorter vs R Jedynak, 2003
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Schlechter 3.Bd3?! (C00) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Carlsen vs I A Abusdal, 2003 
(C00) French Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 Brilliancy prize
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

Veresov to French McCutcheon, Wolf Gambit (C12) 0-1R sac, Q sac
G G Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

Chess Informant's Best Games of 2003
Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Anderssen Defense (C25) 1-0 Bishop pair rules
McShane vs Koneru, 2003 
(C25) Vienna, 40 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4...g6 5.c4 (C45) 1-0 Q sac, hogs on 7th, 8th
Carlsen vs A Diamant, 2003 
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense vs 5.d3 Italian (C41) 0-1 Pin, Bishop forks
C Lutz vs Bacrot, 2003 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish (C49) 1-0 Q trap on the edge
Svidler vs Karpov, 2003 
(C49) Four Knights, 33 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Maroczy Gambit (C40) 1-0 Pins & Spearheads!
F Jenni vs T Duckstein, 2003 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Italian Game, Delayed Fried Liver Attack (C50) 1-0 Dovetail #
P Vasic vs D Ristovski, 2003 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 0-1 Max Lange Mating Pattern!
M Kobalia vs Khalifman, 2003 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 35 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed Var Chigorin Def (C98) 1-0 Q sac & more!
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern (C89) 0-1 Rapid
Leko vs Anand, 2003 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 0-1

Wonderboy - Magnus Carlsen conducts a ruthless king hunt!!
Carlsen vs L Drabke, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech Variation. Bled Attack (D17) 1-0 Rob the pin
Carlsen vs Z Andriasian, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

QGA Gunsberg Def. Prianishenmo Gambit (D24) 1-0 Rather peculiar
E Najer vs Bezgodov, 2003 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 39 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Schara Gambit (D32) 0-1 Black will take b2 regardless
A Jakab vs L Cernousek, 2003 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 15 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz. Shabalov Attk (D45) 1-0 Notable indeed
Carlsen vs H A Gretarsson, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Var. Shabalov Attack (D45) 1-0 No contest
Kasparov vs Deep Junior, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Wade Var Larsen Var (D47) 0-1Reposition Q
M Ezat vs O Korneev, 2003 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

An underpromotion+ saves the draw in a basic R vs P ending
A Evdokimov vs Sveshnikov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Garry mishandled the defense of his backward pawn on d5.
Huzman vs Kasparov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Man-Machine Chess Ch. 2003 Semi-Slav Def. Accelerated (D45) 1-0
Kasparov vs X3D Fritz, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def Botvinnik Var (D95) 1-0 youtube link
Yusupov vs Carlsen, 2003 
(D95) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 37 in Starting Out: The Queen's Indian by John Emms
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 2003 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 875: Chess Informant Best Games 801-900
Kasparov vs V Chuchelov, 2003 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

The infamous Bxh2+ Greek gift sacrifice played by Deep Junior
Kasparov vs Deep Junior, 2003 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID Normal. Botvinnik System (E49) 1-0 Kside beats Qside attack
Granda Zuniga vs Alexander V Ivanov, 2003 
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 29 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attk Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 Q entries
Ponomariov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(E97) King's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Classical System Neo-Classsical Line (E99) 0-1!!
R Pogorelov vs C S M Franco, 2003 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional (B92) 0-1 Passer combo!
Yurtaev vs Carlsen, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78) 0-1 Dbl R sac!!
T Bakre vs B Kadziolka, 2004 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 27 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0Exchange sac, outpost
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

This game made Nakamura the youngest American GM in history
Mulyar vs Nakamura, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

KID. Fianchetto. Uhlmann-Szabo System (E62) 1-0Notes by Umansky
M Umansky vs Berliner, 2002  
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 49 moves, 1-0

Sic Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 0-1 Thematic sacs
Ashley vs Nakamura, 2003 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. K's Bishop Var (C68) 1-0Lateral tactics
S Vedmediuc vs V Sava, 2001 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Modern Line (B76) 1/2-1/2 Heavy Perp
Shirov vs Fedorov, 2001 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

D King vs D Howell, 2003 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Kasparov moves his knight five times in a row and the game ends
Kasparov vs Leko, 2001 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech. Wiesbaden Sharp line (D17) 0-1 8...Bxe4 sac
I Krush vs Nakamura, 2001 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

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