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Fredthebear's Heavy Pieces Hound the Ranks
Compiled by fredthebear

No Greek Gifts here. We're more interested in pinning or removing back rank defenders, passed pawn blockades, or planting two blind swine on the 7th.

Ever since I twas a lad and read the simple but necessary fundamentals book "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess", I made it a chess goal not to get mated on my back rank. There are plenty of ways to lose a game of chess, but I kept the focus simple -- sound defense w/piece mobility. Really, really strive to control the center -- it must be stout, develop ALL minor pieces rapidly, get thy rooks connected then extend down the board, defend the back rank well and not weaken my king's pawn shield. In the middle game, specifically look for zigzagging knight and queen two-movers, such as check and fork a loose piece. Make sure your central pawns are safe and defenders cannot be removed, seize open lines and aim through units at royalty with long range pieces , centralize knights, look for tactical targets (aim 1 of mine at 2 of his, or 2 of mine at 1 of his), unpin and untie immediately (avoid them in the first place), and blockade the weak pawn or create a passer. When you see a good move -- WAIT! Look for a better one. Reconsider your move order; second move first, third move second, etc. (but be careful, this one has gotten me into trouble when I had it right the first time), and do a blunder check -- will this move be safe on this square and what it left behind?

This collection helps meet that ongoing fundamental goal on not getting back-rank mated. When I lose OTB, it's rarely under 35 moves (unless I'm in gambit mode or blitzing). And yes, I still breeze through BFTC when I travel, like arithmetic flash cards we used in school. Reminders are useful!

If another young lad is interested, I just give him the book and encourage him to study lots of tactical chess puzzles and Paul Morphy games. For the average Joe amateur, the King's Gambit, Evan's Gambit and Fried Liver make way more sense (bring more joy) than the Spanish Torture.

Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns

This link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.

Q Pawn 2.Bf4 Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 0-1Trespasser rebuke
K Regan vs R P Michell, 1905 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

QP Game: Symmetrical Var (D02) 0-1 Marvelous defense!!
P F Schmidt vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

An early QGD Austrian Defense (D06) 1-0 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c5?!
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line (D08) 0-1 Weak back rank
NN vs Lasker / Maroczy, 1900 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Albin CG: Raging battle of passers; X-Ray defense saves the day
Tarrasch vs Tartakower, 1920 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

First Brilliancy Prize, No Doubt About It
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 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

Counter attack knocks Przepiorka out of 1st place
Przepiorka vs A Cheron, 1928 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 0-1

QG Accepted: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 2 Q sacs, Lawn Mower Mate
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 77: My Best Games Of Chess 1924-1937 by A. Alekhine
Ahues vs Alekhine, 1936 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 0-1

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

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

QGD / Catalan (D30) 1-0 AA announced mate in 7
Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

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

A sitting Q sacrifice for 2 Rs, 2 Ps, 1 B, and the initiative!!
V Sjoberg vs Duras, 1909 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD Janowski Variation (D31) 0-1 Q&R sacrifices to promote w/+
V Kahn vs K Treybal, 1933 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

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

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

QGD Modern. Knight Defense (D52) 1-0 Weak back rank, Q sac
Alekhine vs Russian Tennis Club, 1932 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern. Knight Def (D52) 1-0 Q sac for Blind Swine
Swiderski vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern (Lasker) Variation (D55) 0-1Philidor's Legacy set-up
M Lowcki vs Przepiorka, 1911 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Orthodox Def. Pillsbury Var (D63) 1-0 Stunning move, indeed
Maroczy vs Schiffers, 1898 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Knights in a spot
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1851 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Hedgehog Defense (A30) 0-1A glorious game
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

KGA Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0 Arabian Mate w/B help
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Cozio Var (C33) 1-0 A special gift of God!!
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def Lopez Countergambit (C41) 0-1 The Big Clamp 4Blk
NN vs Philidor, 1749  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Italian(C50) 0-1Go straight for the throat!
C Lolli vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1755 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Atta boy Atwood!!
G Atwood vs Jonathan Wilson, 1798 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Inventor sacs his queen
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1829 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese CG (C23) 0-1 White Q attacks alone
Otto vs Von Der Lasa, 1839 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Lewis Gambit (C23) 0-1 Deflection Sacrifice
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1841 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 1-0 Crossfire on g7
Staunton vs E Williams, 1851 
(C01) French, Exchange, 34 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Discovered Double Checkmate
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1849 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Morphy demolishes his opponent with this 17-move brilliancy.
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Recaptures are not automatic -- a unique # for all-times sake
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39) 1-0 Set-up Gueridon Mate
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Pierce Defense (C52) 1-0Heavy blows
Morphy vs E Morphy, 1850 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Morphy's only game as black with the French, 13 years old
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

KGA, Philidor Gambit (C38) 1-0 PM sacs both kNights
Morphy vs A Meek, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

It is worth a pawn to get a rook on the seventh rank
G Hammond vs Morphy, 1857 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

Morphy wins the 1st American Chess Congress (Queen sac!)
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Chess Monthly Sept 1858, vol3 p.267 which also has 11...Nc6.
T W Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Philidor CounterG. Zukertort Var (C41) 0-1 17...Rxf2!! Line cl
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

KGA Hanstein Gambit (C38) 1-0 Attacked on both sides
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Morphy vs S Boden, 1858 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 1-0 Q fork
Morphy vs Mongredien, 1859 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Rook wisdom
Morphy vs C Golmayo, 1864 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish, Classical. Central Var (C64) 0-1 Deflection
Mayet vs Anderssen, 1859 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 15 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: General (C44) 0-1 The tables turn quickly
de Riviere vs Anderssen, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Ponziani Opening: Spanish Var (C44) 0-1 Fab Heavy Piece work
G Dufresne vs Anderssen, 1861
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Arabian Mate - on the side of the board, not the corner!
J Robey vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

1866: Steinitz finally defeated Anderssen
Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 44 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Accepted. Salvio Gambit (C37) 0-1 It's mate in 1
Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1866 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Mieses Defense (C52) 1-0 Battle of heavy pieces
Anderssen vs S Mieses, 1867
(C52) Evans Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Evans Gambit. Hein Countergambit (C51) 1-0 Sharp battle
Steinitz vs F Deacon, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C50) 0-1 Dbl on the 2nd
Shumov vs Kolisch, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein / 4...f5 Dutch (C10) 1-0 W counters in center
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Great game, similar to Paulsen vs Morphy 1857
G MacDonnell vs S Boden, 1869 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Cecil Valentine de Vere (1846-1874) - Born on Valentine's Day
De Vere vs Paulsen, 1870 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

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

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

Owen / French Not Normal Var (C00) 0-1 Furious finish
Burn vs Owen, 1874 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

4Ns Spanish. Classical (C48) 1-0 Q pinned to the mate square
Shumov vs Winawer, 1875 
(C48) Four Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50) 0-1 2 hogs on the 2nd
A Schwarz vs Zukertort, 1882
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Richter Attack(C13) 1-0Greek gift, Deflection
A Fritz vs J Mason, 1883  
(C13) French, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Vienna Game: Mieses Variation (C26) 0-1 A smashing finish!
Lasker vs Von Popiel, 1889 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game (C25) 0-1 White is down the exchange
Zukertort vs Lipschutz, 1886 
(C25) Vienna, 53 moves, 0-1

Game 15: Elements of Combination Play in Chess - Reinfeld
Gunsberg vs Chigorin, 1890 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def(C71) 1-0 Q sacs, R 7th
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1895 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Deeply analyzed in Vukovic' classic 'The Art of Attack'
Chigorin vs H Caro, 1898 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

"Oldrich Duras" Sounds of a wise old warrior of medieval epic
Vitacek vs Duras, 1900 
(C22) Center Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 2 ways to give check
Chigorin vs Janowski, 1900 
(C56) Two Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Schliemann De. Schönemann Attack (C63) 1-0 Back ranks
G Marco vs Marshall, 1902 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted(C32) 1-0 B pair, Q on7th
Alapin vs Marshall, 1905 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Nice queen deflection sacrifice to open up the mating square
N Shoup vs Marshall, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 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

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

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 0-1 8.Re1+ Kf8
Muller vs Bayer, 1908 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 1-0 Bustin' up the Kside
Alekhine vs W Kunze, 1908 
(C01) French, Exchange, 29 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Declined. Sorensen Def 3...d5 4.exd5 (C21) 0-1 Sharp!
J Mieses vs Alapin, 1908 
(C21) Center Game, 31 moves, 0-1

my favorite games in the ruy
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 Q sacrifice, rob the pin
NN vs G Mow, 1909 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 0-1 Dbl R sacrifice
A Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1909 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Capablanca's Best Chess Endings (Irving Chernev)
L Carranza vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C46) Three Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

One -outstanding- ending combination. You'll love it.
Duras vs E Cohn, 1911 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Principles of Chess Strategy CD by Aleksey Bartashnikov
Leonhardt vs Burn, 1911 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

Russian Game Classical Attack. Marshall Var(C42) 0-1Resting Qs
Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

French Steinitz Gledhill Attack (C11) 0-1 Double on the 2nd
Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 
(C11) French, 29 moves, 0-1

An off-hand game; White targets the pin and Black Q
Alekhine vs B Verlinsky, 1918 
(C21) Center Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange. Keres Var (C68) 1-0 Upside down Arabian Mate
Alekhine vs B Verlinsky, 1918 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0

Extreme Efficiency, A Beautiful Combination
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

17...Bh3! is number 345 in Reinfelds 1001 combo book
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Ongoing queen sacrifice offer, until refusal bows to loss
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open Var. Classical Def (C83) 1-0 Central fury
Alekhine vs A Kubbel, 1920 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 20 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian (C55) 0-1 Reinfeld checkmate puzzle
Tartakower vs H E Atkins, 1922 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Q has an upset stomach after swallowing a N
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 106: My Best Games Of Chess 1924-1937 by A. Alekhine
Alekhine vs A Frieman, 1924  
(C21) Center Game, 26 moves, 1-0

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

A very instructive game that shows the power of the passed pawn
Tartakower vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C28) Vienna Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 0-1Pawn roller
L Carranza vs Alekhine, 1926 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 18 moves, 0-1

FR Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Greek gift, Q sac sets up Arabian #
Alekhine vs A Asgeirsson, 1931 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch Accepted (C47) 0-1 10.Bxf6 wins a piece
Alekhine vs James Madison High School, 1932 
(C47) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

From "Viaje al Reino del Ajedrez " de Y. Averbach et al
Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defensel (C41) 0-1 Tremendous defense; Staircase Q
M Lowcki vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 AA makes it look easy
Alekhine vs P Rethy, 1941 
(C28) Vienna Game, 32 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Breyer Gambit (C33) 1-0 Overworked pawn
Euwe vs G Kroone, 1919 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Old main line Moeller Attack 13...0-0 Temporary Q sac
Euwe vs J O'Hanlon, 1919 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 1-0

Italian Classical, Atypical (C53) 1-0 Terrific manuevering
Euwe vs A van Foreest, 1921 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Balogh Def (A82) 1-0 Sacrificial attack
Euwe vs Weenink, 1923 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Vidmar shows great stuff in this win over Euwe! (TACTICS!)
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3(A00) 1-0Euwe stunned by Nimzo swindle
Nimzowitsch vs Euwe, 1929 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 1-0 Black castled into it
Euwe vs J van den Bosch, 1934 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

Euwe = "erver"; it's not pronounced like "you"
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Brinckmann Attack (D82) 1-0 Rooks Rock AA
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 41 moves, 1-0

WC: Slav Czech. Carlsbad Variation (D17) 1-0 "Execution"
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

NID Fischer Var (E44) 1-0 Capture order a full piece up
Euwe vs O'Kelly, 1946 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 35 moves, 1-0

Possibly the most amazing counter-attack there is!
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky / Veresov Attack (A45) 0-1 Beautiful black queen!
R Moonen vs Euwe, 1981 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

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

1.f3?! C-K (A00) 1-0 neat trapped piece combo into # pattern
Fine vs J Rappaport, 1931 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Very nice play by Fine...Especially in a blindfold simul.
Fine vs C F Tears, 1945 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

"107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-1945" by Alekhine; R on 7th
Kashdan vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

King's English Variation (A20) 0-1 Snookered
G Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 0-1 Rock slide!
N Bakulin vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Open. Classical Def (C83) 1-0 R shot! Q to nab Q!
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense (B06) 0-1Penetrate, Remove guard, Add attackers
A Barrett vs M Rakic, 2012
(B06) Robatsch, 29 moves, 0-1

Endgame lessons by Capablanca (notations by Alekhine & Reti)
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

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

Riga 1958 "Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
Tal vs Geller, 1958 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Scheveningen. Tal Variation (B82) 1-0 Wolf whistle!!
Tal vs Koblents, 1965 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 22 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0Back rank
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin (B57) 1-0 His Tal-ons
Kupreichik vs Tal, 1970 
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A32) 1-0 Weak back rank
F Olafsson vs Tal, 1971 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Modern Defense (B06) 0-1 Weak back rank, no luft
Tal vs F Olafsson, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Puzzle of the day 16 Sep 2007
Tal vs Spassky, 1980 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon (B70) 0-1 Tal sacs a rook, gets the upperhand
Bronstein vs Tal, 1982 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nimzowitsch Closed (B29) 1-0 R forks LPDO B and EAD a7
Tal vs E Mnatsakanian, 1986 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 23 moves, 1-0

Tal could be mated at any minute, but he was a bit faster.
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

A rock-'em-sock-'em game, lots of fun! Deluxe decoy sacrifices!
Staunton vs NN, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Evans snatches a draw from the jaws of defeat with stalemate!
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense (D10) 1-0 W is the aggressor after dbl Q sacs
Reshevsky vs Smyslov, 1991 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

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

Excelling at Technical Chess by Jacob Aagaard, p. 108
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black sacrificed Knight, Rook & Queen for a stalemate
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights(E21) 1-0Back rank weakness
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Closed. Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Spearhead manuever, fork
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

Spanish Four Knights: Ranken Var (C48) 1-0Lengthy exchange gem
Znosko-Borovsky vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack. Original (C89) 1-0 Capa played 16.Re2
S Sery vs Z Vecsey, 1921 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 18 moves, 1-0

Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess, pp. 221-22
Morphy vs N Marache, 1859  
(000) Chess variants, 24 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening 1...e6 (A00) 0-1 Schlecter's Immortal Game
B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Symmetrical (A00) 1-0 Corridor mate in one
A Planinc vs Velimirovic, 1971 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Windmill just in time
K Volke vs M Schaefer, 1994 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Piling on lateral pin to mating square
Fischer vs K Walters, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening (A00) 1-0 Overworked back rank Rook
H Kallio vs F Berkes, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening (A00) 0-1 Seize open lines, pile on the pin
J Simmons vs Keene, 1965 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Ware Opening 1.a4?! (A00) 1-0 Double check does it
E Demac vs J Wahlberg, 2009 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Baltic Defense (A00) 1-0 Nip & tuck
Larsen vs Browne, 1974 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Battambang Var (A00) 0-1 Poorly done
S Matic vs N Osap, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening e5 ML (A00) 0-1 W gives up the center, back rank
Akobian vs Ponomariov, 1995 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Variation (A01) 0-1Arabian Mate w/Q
L Josteinsson vs Petursson, 1984 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening (A02) 1-0 The Queen goes hunting!
Larsen vs Gligoric, 1966 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 66 moves, 1-0

Classical Bird (A02) 1-0 Interesting P play, Dbl N sacs, B shot
A Bryntse vs P Wikstrom, 1972 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Tactics fireworks until crescendo attack delivers mate!
G Meier vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Reti Double Fio (A04) 1-0 Winning Rook deflection, rob the pin
V Malisauskas vs U Lauk, 1993 
(A04) Reti Opening, 51 moves, 1-0

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

KIA Symmetrical Def (A05) 1-0 Impressive beat down
I D Wells vs D King, 1981
(A05) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Reti vs NY System (A06) 1-0 She took the b-pawn and won
Kasparov vs Taimanov, 1978 
(A06) Reti Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

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

King's Indian Attack / Hungarian 1.e4 (A07) 0-1 Squeezed
K Rathnakaran vs Barsov, 2004
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

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

KIA vs. KID Copycat 1-0 White takes the center & penetrates 1st
Fischer vs R E Fauber, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

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

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A09) 1-0 2Hogs on 7
Reti vs G Fontein, 1923 
(A09) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

English Dbl Fio / Anglo-Dutch Stonewall(A10) 1-0 Shenanigans
Petrosian vs Tolush, 1958 
(A10) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 42: Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def (A13) 1-0 Pin, X-ray, Block, Spearhead
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1911 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

English Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Dclnd (A14) 1-0 Kside BASH!
Quinteros vs R Henley, 1976 
(A14) English, 39 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Defense. Catalan Def (A14) 1-0 Phenomenal!!
Vaganian vs Hjartarson, 1991 
(A14) English, 36 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 X-ray
Tkachiev vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(A15) English, 23 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight Var (A16) 1-0Neat Dbl pin
Pachman vs G Gunnarsson, 1967 
(A16) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 1-0Back rank thrt
Kramnik vs Karpov, 1997 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 0-1Computer-like
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1

King's English Variation (A20) 1-0 Crossfire penetration
Botvinnik vs O Benkner, 1956 
(A20) English, 27 moves, 1-0

eng 0-1 Snygg Matt. damoffer, sen tornschack m.mSPELA!
S Lorenz vs A Orlov, 2001 
(A25) English, 17 moves, 0-1

K's English. Four Knights, Fianchetto Lines (A29) 1-0 Penetrate
O Antze vs Saemisch, 1926 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical Hedgehog Defense (A30) 1-0 Rs in play
Illescas Cordoba vs Adams, 1992 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 22 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

English Sym. Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A32) 0-1 Remove Guard
A Graf vs Kasparov, 1978 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Mecking Variation (A39) 1-0Out of nowhere
D Dubov vs E Bronnikova, 2010 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 26 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Classical Variation / vs Colle Set-up (A40) 1-0
B McCamon vs B Carlier, 1993 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky (A45) 0-1 Similar back rank assault by Black
S Terentiev vs J Gallagher, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Black dare not castle, gets pinned
L Bruzon Batista vs Jobava, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

$Colle's Chess Masterpieces by Fred Reinfeld
Colle vs Gruenfeld, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Knights Var (A46) 1/2-Fast paced draw w/dble edge
E Prie vs Degraeve, 1997
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Capablanca QID (A47) 0-1 Brilliant combo
D Daniuszewski vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Featured in E. A. Znosko-Borovsky's "Art Of Chess Combination"
Tylor vs W Winter, 1933 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Capablanca Var (A47) 1-0 Spearheads, Q sac
J Cukierman vs Tartakower, 1930 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Odd London System (A48) 0-1 Tigran Attacks!
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1952 
(A48) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

London System vs Dbl Fio (A48) 0-1 VK maliciously robs the pin
M Ballmann vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(A48) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: Alekhine. Abonyi Var (A52) 0-1 EZ White opening
R Almond vs P Lalic, 2011
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 41 moves, 0-1

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

Old Indian Def. Czech Var w/Nc3 (A53) 0-1 Rook show stopper!!!
V Mikenas vs Bronstein, 1965 
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

OID Ukrainian Var (A54) 0-1 Q Sac, Daring Bishop, Ruthless Rook
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def: Normal (A55) 1-0 N sac for central connected Ps
O Bernstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Modern Var (A56) 0-1 Spearhead pin
C Tscholowitsch vs Wojtkiewicz, 1990
(A56) Benoni Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Pawn Return (A57) 0-1 Battery on 1st
Hjartarson vs Kasparov, 1994 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 33 moves, 0-1

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

Featured in Chessbase Magazine 115 Move By Move column (King)
L E Johannessen vs Carlsen, 2006 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 11: Starting Out: Benoni Systems
M Vukic vs Benko, 1967 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Classical (A70) 0-1 Devestating Black rooks
A Korotylev vs Akopian, 2006 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 40 moves, 0-1

Bravo!!! Win w/THREE hangers!!! Toss those coins!!!
Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 27 moves, 0-1

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

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

Dutch Def. Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80)1-0 P fork fails Black
Tal vs K Klasup, 1952 
(A80) Dutch, 64 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Double Double Trouble
G Timoshchenko vs M Kolcak, 1994 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Var (A83) 0-1 Risky business
L Goldsmith vs C M Fisher, 1875 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

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

Dutch Defense: Classical. Stonewall (A93) 1-0 Down the middle!
V Makogonov vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Dutch Stonewall Classical->Modern (A95) 0-1 Clever deflections!
Menchik vs Yates, 1932 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 34 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Impressive pawn majority will promote
S Boden vs Owen, 1858 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Carr Defense (B00) 0-1 Rook robs the back rank defender
S Bibby vs M Basman, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 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

Duras Gambit (B00) 1-0 Arabian Mate
O Sarapu vs Z Frankel, 1952 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

A rook on 7th is a real problem! So is a centralized knight!
I Nepomniachtchi vs P Potapov, 2015 
(B01) Scandinavian, 56 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr ML Mieses Var Bd7(B01) 1-0White kNight circles arena
Wahls vs Kotronias, 1988 
(B01) Scandinavian, 43 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 1-0 Beautiful pawn sac
R Hess vs Tiviakov, 2011 
(B01) Scandinavian, 44 moves, 1-0

Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces ~ Stohl
Adams vs S Agdestein, 1994 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

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

Alekhine Def. Four Pawns Attack (B03) 0-1 Discovery #
A Deloup vs J M Dubois, 1989 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Alekhine Gambit (B05) 1-0 R&Q sacs, back rank #
Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1937 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 Smash the Hippo
M Esserman vs Joel Benjamin, 2010 
(B06) Robatsch, 27 moves, 1-0

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

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

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07) 1/2-1/2 Black fortress
A Giri vs Caruana, 2013 
(B07) Pirc, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 1-0 Arabian #
R Simic vs A Planinc, 1979 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Defense: Euwe Attack (B10) 1-0 Pseudo-Arabian Mate
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Cornered K vs R on 7th
Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern (B10) 1-0Lawn Mower
D Arutinian vs Q Loiseau, 2013 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 33 moves, 1-0

You can get in, but can you get back out?
Smirin vs V Popov, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Maroczy Variation (B12) 1-0 Eccentric Chess
Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance (B12) 0-1 No escape square
B Verlinsky vs Alekhine, 1918 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Maroczy Variation (B12) 1-0 W sac attack!
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance (B12) 1-0 Back rank pin will promote
T Kosintseva vs E Danielian, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

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

C-K Exchange. Rubinstein Var 7.Qb3 (B13) 0-1 W pieces tied down
V Vepkhvishvili vs K Opravil, 1992
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 61 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 0-1 The Great Escape
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1923 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 33 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 Qs in action!
Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1879 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Another Immortal Sacrifice Game. 6 sacs
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

C-K Classical Var. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Brilliant tactics!!
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Smith-Morra Gambit. Declined Push Var (B21) 1-0 Maroczy Bind
Matulovic vs Z Vospernik, 1955 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 53 moves, 1-0

S-M G: 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 g6 6.Bc4 Bg7 7.e5!
J Freyre vs A Rittiphunyawong, 1984 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 19 moves, 1-0

The first time a reigning champion loses to a computer!
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin 2...Nf6 (B22) 1-0 IQP; reinforced back rank pin
R Hess vs Negi, 2011 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 Sweet tactical treats
Tiviakov vs J Rivera Rodriguez, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def 6...e5 dangerous line (B22) 1-0
Pavasovic vs Z Susak, 1996
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 22 moves, 1-0

Sic Alapin vs 2...Qa5!? (B22) 0-1 Dr. T violates own principles
Alapin vs Tarrasch, 1898 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin (B22) 0-1Safety determines which way to capture
Alekhine vs E Cima, 1943 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Alapin (B22) 1-0 B sac MG, blunder finish
S Zhigalko vs V Jianu, 2013 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Alapin (B22) 0-1 White try for brilliancy backfires
M Kagan vs H Lyman, 1937 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Chameleon Var (B23)0-1 A brawl from the start
T Rakic vs I Nemet, 1966 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed (B23) 0-1 Delicious Q sac, Discovered Double++
Svidler vs D Khismatullin, 2015 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian unClosed. Chameleon Var (B23) 0-1 Space is weak behind
Soltis vs Igor Ivanov, 1992
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 45 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Closed (B25) 0-1 Triple on d-file
W Walz vs Fischer, 1956 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian O'Kelly. Normal, Kan Line (B28) 1-0 + repositions Q
J A Curdo vs J L Watson, 1970 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Hog on 7th threatens Mate in One
Movsesian vs G Bonstingl, 1993
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Clever sack of Q-for-rook, then mate.
Judit Polgar vs P Chilingirova, 1988 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Triple on h-file w/Q sac, skewers
Robson vs M Khachiyan, 2011 
(B32) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Romantic classic; amazing finish...most unusual promotion
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sic Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer Var (B39) 1-0 Q sac
Leko vs Piket, 1997 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Pin. Koch Var (B40) 1-0 15.e6!! outstanding shot
J D Tisdall vs G Lee, 1981 
(B40) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian French Variation (B40) 1-0 Rxf7, Qh7+ K walk about
Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Delayed Alapin (B40) 1-0 Overwhelming White rooks
Timman vs F Handke, 2001
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

KIA vs French Ne7 & 8...d4 (B40) 1-0 Black stopped on Qside
B Lopez vs M Delgado Crespo, 2001 
(B40) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 6.BxNc6 NxBc6 (B40) 1-0 Pressure by R on 7th & passer
M Arribas vs M Delgado Crespo, 2001
(B40) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian/French (B40) 1-0 Obstruction from mating square
Fischer vs Ivkov, 1966 
(B40) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen-Basman (B40) 1-0 Q got caught grabbing b2-pawn
Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var (B42) 0-1Lonely K to receive Arabian #
Parma vs M Damjanovic, 1960 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Four Knights. Exchange Var (B45) 0-1 Rook Decoy Sac
Yudasin vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Four Knights (B45) 1-0 Remove the Defender next
E McCormick vs L T Magee, 1949
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Taimanov (B46) 1-0 Sucker punch R hits 7th
Shirov vs D Reinderman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

"Larsen's Selected Games" by Bent Larsen
O Bernstein vs Larsen, 1954 
(B50) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Anti-Qxd4 Move Order (B50) 1/2-1/2 2 Hogs & 2 Bs
I A Nataf vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B50) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 0-1 Weak back rank
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Chekhover Var (B53) 1/2-1/2 Q vs 2 Hogs
HIARCS vs Chess Tiger, 2004
(B53) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

1910 World Chess Championship: Game 7, Schlechter leads 4-3
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(B57) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Classical (B58) 1-0 Lasting initiative vs uncastled K
J E Slade vs NN, 1960 
(B58) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B62) 1/2-Crazy R Stalemate
Huebner vs Salov, 1989 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Richter-Rauzer (B66) Caught in center against connected rooks
Kasparov vs Hracek, 1996 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attk (B77) 0-1 AK's 1st loss to Dragon
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Fianchetto (B80) 1-0 42.Re7! Lighthouse
Lautier vs Leko, 1997 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 1-0Impressive; w/great ease
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

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

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

Brilliant game from Vishy,maintaining initiative all through!
Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 0-1 Stunning sacs expose disconnected Rs
Motylev vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf English Attack (B90) 1-0Who gets there first?
D Kononenko vs M Lukyanov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Sandwhiched
Karpov vs Uddenfeldt, 1972 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Najdorf (B94) 1-0 W pounds the 6th, two Q sacs
M Stean vs Browne, 1974 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Polugayevsky (B96) 1-0 Super Sac Attack!!
Sven Pedersen vs P Gallmeyer, 1971 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 0-1 Weak back ranks, Spearhead
Yu Yangyi vs Robson, 2014 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 0-1

The Argentina Chain Saw Massacre -- A VERY BAD Bishop
G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Main Line (B99) 1-0 Heavies on the 7th
S Azarov vs Kacper Karwowski, 2011
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Main Line (B99) 1-0 Half of a Dovetail Mate
de Firmian vs P Youngworth, 1980 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 43 moves, 1-0

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

French, Horwitz Attack. Papa-Ticulat Gambit (C00) 1-0 Declined
G Krauss vs R Larson, 1949
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

French Exchange Var (C01) 0-1 Seize control of open files!
V Meijers vs D Kosic, 2006 
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Q+ removes defender
J Mieses vs Harmonist, 1889 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 1-0 Black K uncastled
A Petrov vs Szymanski, 1853 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

Historic earthquake in the pantheon of the chess greats
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 0-1

French Def. Exchange (C01) 0-1 Black threatens mate, rescues B
M Elyashiv vs Alekhine, 1909 
(C01) French, Exchange, 20 moves, 0-1

French Exchange. Monte Carlo birth?(C01) 1-0 N corralled on rim
Marshall vs Swiderski, 1904 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky's brilliant attack w/superior development
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 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

Guimard Defense Main Line (C04) 0-1 P sac, furious cntrl fight
G Jones vs Y Visser, 2004 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 35 moves, 0-1

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

FR Rubinstein, Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 VA survives bold VK
Anand vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 Lawn mower#
E Ambrosi vs N Aginian, 2008
(C11) French, 41 moves, 0-1

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Maroczy Var (C13) 1-0 Q sac
Unzicker vs M Czerniak, 1954 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

French Winawer 4.Qg4 (C15) 0-1 Tactics, Rook on 2nd
M Bartel vs M Szelag, 2001
(C15) French, Winawer, 27 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Advance Moscow Var (C17) 1-0 Boden's Mate
Koltanowski vs M Saura, 1936 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 16 moves, 1-0

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

French Winawer. Advance (C19) 1-0 Anything but easy
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

The See-Saw Check, Zugzwang, and Other Tactical Tricks, R Trap
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

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

KG Accepted. Cunningham Defense (C35) 1/2-1/2
Spassky vs V Liberzon, 1960 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Perhaps "Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games"
Spassky vs Kholmov, 1964 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 25 moves, 1-0

A brilliant attacking game by Shirov in the Muzio Gambit!
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 R sac creates K walk
Leko vs V Gashimov, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) 1-0 Windmill
Stellwagen vs S Alavi, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) 1-0 Rf7+ coming
Stellwagen vs G van Lingen, 2000 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 En prise MADNESS
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 6.Nc3 7.Bd3 (C42) 1-0
D Salinnikov vs A Gutov, 1998 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Advance Var (C45) 1-0 Who takes the rook?
Dzindzichashvili vs Kalandazichvili, 1967 
(C45) Scotch Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Dbl check next
O Lie vs E Kjaerstad, 1954 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

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

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

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 Terrific line opening
M Corden vs NN, 1970 
(C56) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 1/2-1/2 Victory was certain
J A Congdon vs E Delmar, 1880 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Schliemann Defense. Dyckhoff Variation (C63) 0-1Discovery
Bagirov vs Kholmov, 1961 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Bully Q Deflection
Duras vs H Wolf, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Archangelsk (C78) 0-1 Weak back rank
Stellwagen vs R Janssen, 2005
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 0-1

Spanish Marshall Attack. Modern ML (C89) 1-0 White rampage
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 85 moves, 1-0

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

QP Game: Colle-Zukertort vs Stonewall D (D00) 1-0 Blind tactics
Capablanca vs J Baca Arus, 1912 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Zeller Def (D00) 1-0 Robs the pin twice
R Soikkeli vs N Benson, 2008
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 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

Key QGD Tarrasch-like. Black survives doubled R's on 7th
N Sulava vs Rublevsky, 2001
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

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

QGA / Colle Zukertort (D02) 0-1 Responding to simple tactics
S Von Freymann vs Duras, 1909 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

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

Colle Zukertort vs Bogoljubow Def; 2 Hogs on 2nd
H Tikkanen vs E Berg, 2012 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 0-1

Colle Zukertort, Susan Polgar DVD, Ch. 2L: R on 7th w/2 threats
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Thi Thanh Huong Mai, 1990 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Hogs on the 2nd
Timman vs S Westra, 2007 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

QGD Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 0-1 Exchange sac, K walk
R Bates vs N Pert, 2010 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Absolutely stunning combo!!
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin CG. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Underpromotion, R sac!
W B Wright vs R Finegold, 1990 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Albin Countergambit Fianchetto Bf5 Line(D09) 0-1 Q sac, h-file
H Dinser vs D Mione, 1996 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 24 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11)1-0 Rook X-Ray+ on 7th is next
Ivanchuk vs Van Wely, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 133-137
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Mating Deflection
Dreev vs I Galic, 2008 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Slav: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0Black couldn't finalize
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2011 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

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

Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15) 0-1 Active Rook
Zhou Weiqi vs Kamsky, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

Slav Def Chameleon Advance System (D15) 0-1 Two hogs on the 2nd
Beliavsky vs Acs, 2008 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 35: Move by Move - Carlsen (Cyrus Lakdawala)
Carlsen vs Kamsky, 2013 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

The greatest stalemate combination ever!
Shredder vs Gull, 2013 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D19) 0-1 White overextends
V Castaldi vs Euwe, 1937 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

QGD vs Modern Dutch Stoneall (D31) 1-0 Heavy on the 7th
Kotov vs Ragozin, 1953
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Accelerated Move Order (D31) 0-1 Bird was 66 yrs
Steinitz vs Bird, 1895 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 0-1

QGA Q's Knight Var (D31) 0-1 Connected passers won't suffice
A Speijer vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1909 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

QGD Janowski resembles Albin CG (D31) 0-1Arabian # on 3rd rank
Z Vecsey vs K Treybal, 1931
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 1-0 Central piece play
Kramnik vs G Meier, 2012 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 K walk face-to-face
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Rubinstein System (D33) 1-0 Dbl Windmill
J Brach Sr vs J R von Pessler, 1910 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Defense Blockade (D37) 1-0 Pin
Grischuk vs Aronian, 2011 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 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 Def (D43) 1-0 Most impressive initiative, N-R-B sac
Geller vs Novotelnov, 1951 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 1-0 2 Hogs on the 8th
Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Scintillating immune pawn+
Maroczy vs M Romi, 1930 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 Black squeezed out of play
V Mikhalevski vs K Miton, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D48) 1-0 Weak back rank
Ed. Lasker vs Tartakower, 1924 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern. Knight Defense (D51) 1-0 Explosive Finish!
D Zagorskis vs J Michenka, 1994 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

That is what we call a mortal back rank attack.
Ivanchuk vs Onischuk, 2005 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

Game 24: "The Immortal Games of Capablanca" by Reinfeld
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined Orthodox Def. ML (D63) 1-0 Q sac for passer
Carlos Torre vs Reshevsky, 1924 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Goglidze Attack (D70) 1-0 Brilliant!
D Khismatullin vs I Kurnosov, 2011 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Doublewhammy is another cupa tea!
F Parr vs G Wheatcroft, 1938 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def Delayed Exchange (D75) 1-0 Bs Tango w/Rs
P Kotsur vs Bologan, 2004 
(D75) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5, 44 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Delayed Exchange (D76) 0-1 Back rank pin
Leitao vs Caruana, 2010 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 24 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld, Brinckmann Attk (D82) 1/2-Another corner K stalemate
V Cmilyte vs Lahno, 2012 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Gruenfeld Exchange. Classical (D86) 1/2-Mad R Arabian Stalemate
Hertneck vs R Ris, 2007
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Catalan Opening (E00) 1-0 Sacs in MG, King hunts
Ivanchuk vs M Turov, 2006 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 6, The Art of Planning by Neil McDonald
Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2005 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Great Catalan against Mr. Catalan
Ponomariov vs Kramnik, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 0-1 W promotes, B mates
A S Rasmussen vs Robson, 2009 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 43 moves, 0-1

"How To Beat Bobby Fischer" by Edmar Mednis
Pachman vs Fischer, 1959 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Weak back rank
T Nyback vs Jobava, 2009 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0 Notes by G.K.
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov Attack (E12) 1-0 B sac, Rooks harass, penetrate
Kasparov vs Gheorghiu, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov-Petrosian Var. G.K. Attack (E12) 0-1Profound combo
Radjabov vs Anand, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Check Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Kside attack
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch. Accelerated (E24) 1-0 K walk
Kotov vs Keres, 1950 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

WC Resembles Custer's Last Stand
A Ushenina vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

NID, Classical. Berlin Var Pirc Var (E39) 0-1Q sac seizes file
Quinteros vs Ribli, 1974 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

Vera Menchik (1906-1944); Women's World Champion (1927-1944)
Menchik vs Colle, 1929 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 39 moves, 1-0

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

NID Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Variation (E45) 0-1 R domination
Saidy vs Fischer, 1965 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Reshevsky Var(E46) 1-0 Both Ks abandon last R
D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 57 moves, 1-0

G25: Russians Vs Fischer by Plisetsky, Dmitry, Voronkov, Sergey
Taimanov vs Fischer, 1960 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID Normal Schlechter Def (E52) 0-1The power of the fianchetto
A Ramirez Alvarez vs Sadvakasov, 2004 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 24 moves, 0-1

KID Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 1/2-1/2 Q+ perpetual
Topalov vs Caruana, 2015 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Looks like a tennis match; "Modern Chess Opening Traps."
Feuerstein vs Bennett, 1955 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Story came from Gerald Abrahams in his book Not Only Chess.
W Fairhurst vs Tylor, 1929 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

KID Saemisch. Panno (E84) 0-1 Penetration makes a difference
Ehlvest vs Smirin, 2003 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 55 moves, 0-1

Kramnik's 2008 Game Of The Year - a tactical tour de force
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2008 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 33 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Glek Def (E94) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook forces draw
Beliavsky vs H Hamdouchi, 1999 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID, Bayonet Attack (E97) 0-1 Wild game, resembles Bughouse
P H Nielsen vs T Hillarp Persson, 1998 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1Back ranks
A Goloshchapov vs Bologan, 2006 
(E97) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

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

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 sKorching counterattack on f2
L Kovacs vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Royal pin
A Romero Holmes vs S Mariotti, 1987
(C01) French, Exchange, 34 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.Be2 Euwe Variation (C02) 1-0 Strip the Qside
Y Marrero Lopez vs M Delgado Crespo, 2001
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 1-0

French Adv 6.a3 Nh6 7.b4 Lputian (C02) 0-1 Snazzy Dbl R sac
J Smeets vs D Brandenburg, 2011 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

French Advance 5.Be3 Qb6 6.Qd2 (C02) 0-1 Rabid Rook
Mateuci vs V Castaldi, 1938 
(C02) French, Advance, 10 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Morozevich Var (C03) 0-1Missing light-squared B
Kholmov vs Morozevich, 1998
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 48 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Morozevich Var (C03) 0-1 Sac for a passer
Van der Wiel vs Korchnoi, 1993 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch 5.Qg4 Morozevich Var (C03) 0-1 Q wastes time
V Zagorovsky vs J Kellner, 1965 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 51 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Botvinnik Variation (C05) 0-1 A Rook whippin'
Y Kotkov vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 5: Chess Master vs Chess Master by Max Euwe
J Kostro vs Uhlmann, 1974
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Pawn Center (C05) 0-1 c5 & f6 breaks
Ljubojevic vs M Gurevich, 1991 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Miniature: = PM's Opera House Game
Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon. Dr. Olland (Dutch) Var (C12) 1-0Remove the G
J Gallagher vs A Compton, 2014 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 30 moves, 1-0

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

K pawn Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 Black made 5 kNight moves!
J Ask vs O Von Bahr, 2013 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 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

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

Falkbeer, Ernst (1819-1885) of Austria
Falkbeer vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C25) Vienna, 30 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 Good one, yes siree!
V Vorotnikov vs Igor Ivanov, 1977 
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Mieses (C26) 1-0Seize open lines & support battery
S Mariotti vs Korchnoi, 1982 
(C26) Vienna, 32 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 W threatens mate 6 consecutive ways!!
Young / Burille vs Ware / Snow, 1888 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 Heavy pieces hone in
F K Esling vs J Wisker, 1880 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Declined. Norwalde 2...Qf6 (C30) 1-0 Sense of humor
J Sanchez Almeyra vs B Lugo, 1992 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Becker Defense (C34) 0-1 Good vs Bad Bishop
J Mayer vs P Poschel, 1949
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

KGA Schallop Def (C34) 1-0 Pseudo-Arab # next p. 67 Vuckovic
Gunsberg vs J Mieses, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 50 moves, 1-0

KGA Schallop Def (C34) 1-0 The castled K wins again
Pillsbury vs J Mieses, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham, McCormick Def(C35) 1-0 Sac attack, Epaulettes #
Lutikov vs Korchnoi, 1951 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 24 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bronstein Attack (C40) 1-0 DB UNLOADS
Bronstein vs V Mikenas, 1941 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1-0 Nice shootin' by 9-year old!
A Liang vs Kaufman, 2012  
(C45) Scotch Game, 37 moves, 1-0

"Akiba Rubinstein: Uncrowned King" by Donaldson/Minev
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C47) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Variation (C47) 0-1 Well if you insist
Puc vs A Planinc, 1973
(C47) Four Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Scotch Accepted (C47)1-0 Swallow's Tail Mate in 1
Euwe vs W E Evill, 1921 
(C47) Four Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Hans Kmoch "Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces", Dover, 1960 p.129
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C48) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 7: 50 Great Games of Chess, by Harry Golombek
Rubinstein vs Marshall, 1908  
(C49) Four Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo Nbd2 (C50) 1-0 Deflection at its finest
J Mason vs Winawer, 1882 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 1-0

Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the Chess Masters
T van Scheltinga vs Euwe, 1946 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 0-1

Italian, Scotch Gambit, Max Lange Atk (C55) 1-0 Deflection Sac
B Kazic vs B Vukovic, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Long Variation(C55) 1-0Hog tied
Tartakower vs NN, 1933 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Spielmann Def (C55) 1-0 Evans G
Euwe vs K M Bergsma, 1925 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Fritz Variation (C57) 1-0 Throwin' Haymakers!
D Walker vs A Wright, 1967 
(C57) Two Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Defense. Fried Liver (C57) 0-1 6...Na5 White K walk
V Rodrigues vs N Laakian, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Definately NOT your typicaly Ruy Lopez!?!
H Westerinen vs A Planinc, 1970 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical. Modern ML (C64) 1-0 Sac into Skewer+
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2008 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 62 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy, Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Sacs for passer
E Inarkiev vs M Kazhgaleyev, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Wormald Attack (C77) 0-1 Fab Black sacs!
V Kirilov vs Furman, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Main Lines (C80) 1-0 e-pawn makes way
R Felgaer vs Kaidanov, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Anti-Marshall (C84) 1-0 4Rs ending
Karjakin vs Aronian, 2009 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Averbakh Var (C87) 0-1 R offer declined
S Tears vs G Flum, 1965 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Bogoljubow (C91) 1-0 Heavy piece coordination
Carlsen vs L'Ami, 2006 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

French Advance 6.a3 a5 7.Bd3 Bd7 (C02) 0-1 Pesky Q shuffle
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1999 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

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