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Deep Six Defenses to the Bottom of the Sea
Compiled by fredthebear
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Definitely not the best; passive initially but perhaps less theoretical. The backward pawn is weak and a hole exits in front and beside it... a great place for an opposing piece to penetrate. Was it Steinitz who said something like "A knight on the 6th plays itself. You can go to sleep." White has easy development, a sweet center, plenty of space to operate. It's like giving White a head start in a race to the king.

As usual, a quick review of Gioachino Greco, Paul Morphy, and Alexander Alekhine games will provide the general idea of what and what not to do.

Thank you Johnarleyburns, S A G A R, yerom75.
See 101 compiled by cgrob

Sight under construction, as most of mine are. No KIDs or Pirc/Moderns.

Philidor's Defense
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6

Philidor's Defense (Locock)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Ng5 h6 5. Nxf7

Philidor's Defense (Lopez Counter Gambit)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4 f5

Wade Defense
1. Nf3 d6

New in Chess (2015)
334 pages
$26.95
Reviewed by John Donaldson

Sergey Kasparov’s A CUNNING CHESS OPENING FOR BLACK is one stop shopping for those looking for an answer to 1.e4. Everything the reader needs to meet 1.e4 will be found in this volume.

The move-order difficulties of the old Philidor (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.dxe5 Nxe4 5.Qd5 or 3…Nd7 4.Bc4 c6 5.0-0 Be7 6.dxe5 dxe5 7.Ng5 Bxg5 8.Qh5 with the better ending) have led to a modern preference for 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5. The price Black pays is allowing White the chance to head straight for an ending with 4.dxe5 dxe5 5.Qxd8+ Kxd8. Kasparov (born in Baku just like Garry Kimovich!) doesn’t believe this ending offers White much and while it might be boring for some it does have the practical advantage that the second player doesn’t have to learn all matter of double king pawn openings (King’s Gambit, Bishop’s Opening, Vienna Opening, Danish Gambit, Center Game etc.).

A CUNNING CHESS OPENING FOR BLACK: LURE YOUR OPPONENT INTO THE PHILIDOR SWAMP! uses model games to present its subject matter rather than the standard layout that is the norm for opening books. This enables Kasparov to devote more time to explaining the middle game strategy for both sides and indeed this book has much more explanatory prose than the typical opening treatise. While this makes this work more user friendly for players below 2300, those rated higher might be disappointed in the lack of a more structured approach despite the detailed opening index.

This volume covers the entire Philidor battleground starting with early attempts to steamroll the opening with Shirov’s 5.g4 and an early Ng5/Bxf7+. Kasparov shows Black’s resources are up to the task. He also gives a good idea of the flexibility the second player enjoys in the main line after 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0-0 0-0 where Black can choose between the classical plan of holding the strong point on e5 or trading on …d4 which sometimes works out very well. The traditional 7.Re1 c6 is given a major look as is the newer 7…a6 which yielded an easy draw to the Georgian Philidor specialist Mchedlishvili in his game with Peter Svidler in the 2012/2013 Bundesliga after 8.a4 b6 9.Ne2 Bb7 10.Ng3 Nxe4!? 11.Nxe4 d5 12.Bxd5 Bxd5 13.dxe5 Nxe5! 14.Nxe5 Bxe4 15.Qxd8 Raxd8 16.Bf4 f5?! (16…Ba8 17.a5 b5 18.Nc6 Bd6 was more precise according to Kasparov). 17.Nc6! Bxc6 18.Rxe7 Rf7 19.Rxc7 Rxc7 20.Bxc7 Rd2 21. Rc1 Be4 22.Bxb6 Bxc2 23.a5 Rxd1+ 24.Rxd1 draw. Even the new and quite successful 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nc3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.Be2 Nb6 is covered.

The latter is proving a hard nut to track to crack which explains why Parimarjan Negi in his book 1.e4 vs. The French, Caro-Kann and Philidor (Quality Chess 2014) proposes that White play 6.a4 before casting which renders the …Nb6 dubious as White’s bishop can now retreat to the more active square a2 instead of e2 (without a4 in retreating to b3 leaves the bishop exposed to …exd4 followed by …c5-c4).

After 6…0-0 7.0-0 a6 another idea behind 6.a4 is revealed namely 8.a5 cutting across the plan of …b6 and …Bb7. If Black persists with his plan with 8…b5 White has 9.axb6 cxb6 10.Qe2 and “the fractured pawn structure promises White a considerable advantage” – Negi.

The Indian Grandmaster also has his own twist on the main line. He believes that after 7…c6 White should dispense with the immediate 8.Re1 and instead substitute the more flexible 8.h3!? as in some concrete lines the rook will go to d1. Concretely he believes Black is fine after 8…exd4 9.Nxd4 Ne5 whereas after 8.h3!? exd4 White has the simple 9.Qxd4. The difference between the lines can be seen in the line 8.Re1 exd4 9.Qxd4 Ne5! 10.Nxe5 dxe5 11.Qxe5 Ng4! planning …Bd6 with a strong initiative. Negi goes on to analyze Black 8th moves alternatives including 8…Nxe4 9.Nxe4 d5 which he advocates meeting with the shocking reply 10.Re1!?

Negi’s book, which came out in late 2014, is missing in the bibliography to A CUNNING CHESS OPENING FOR BLACK: LURE YOUR OPPONENT INTO THE PHILIDOR SWAMP! and almost certainly was not available when Kasparov wrote his work. Much of Negi’s work is original and it would have been all but impossible for another author to anticipate it. While the Indian Grandmaster’s analysis needs practical tests it would be prudent for anyone planning to play the Philidor rated over 2000 to be aware of it and have done some homework on how to answer it.

Kasparov’s book concludes with 35 exercises with detailed solutions testing the reader’s knowledge of typical Philidor plans. Player and opening indexes follow.

A CUNNING CHESS OPENING FOR BLACK: LURE YOUR OPPONENT INTO THE PHILIDOR SWAMP! is aimed chiefly at players rated 1800-2300 who will benefit from the many well-annotated games in this volume.

Thank you Sergey Kasparov and John Donaldson.


Alapin Opening 1.e4 e5 2.Ne2?! (C20) 0-1 Legall's Mate
London vs Athens, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

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

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

Philidor Defense (C41) 0-1 Original Boden's Mate
R Schulder vs S Boden, 1853 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Ultra Famous Opera House Game
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Evans Gambit. Anderssen Var (C51) 1-0 Spearhead aims at f7
Fischer vs J Boatner, 1964 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

1.e4 d6 The pawn looks free for the taking
G Welling vs T Veugen, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 4 moves, 1-0

Lion/Philidor Defense (A00) 1-0 Bxf7+ sac then pins, forks Nd7
E Reinhardt vs Reiss, 1934 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

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

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

Mieses Opening: Reversed Rat (A00) 0-1 Bad kNight!
A Natri vs H Kallio, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 63 moves, 0-1

Ware Opening vs Philidor (A00) 1-0 kNighted on f7
P H Nielsen vs L Valdes, 2015 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

FIRST KNOWN POLISH vs Czech Def. / Philidor (A00) 1-0 Spearhead
A Skipworth vs Cuthbertson, 1868 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern (A01) 0-1 Development must not lag
B Wall vs R Uy, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 15 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

Like a Philidor Def. Pin the pawn & roll upon it. En passant.
Morphy vs James Thompson, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 16 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: Small Center (C00) 1-0 Pin the tail on the rat!
Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1861  
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: Small Center Def (C00) 1-0 Nibbled on in
J Kristiansen vs P Saariluoma, 1973
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 0-1 Sac destroys a defender
S F Smith vs Koltanowski, 1927 
(C22) Center Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 0-1 Sterling Sacrifices
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

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

Notes by Blackburne. Fischer's Defense to the KGA
Blackburne vs A Pigott, 1862  
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Fischer Defense (C34) 0-1 Q sac, N fork
A Harju vs M Liimatta, 1987 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Accepted. Fischer Defense (C34) 1-0 Centralized
Fedorov vs I Ibragimov, 1999 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

KGA Fischer Def. (C34) 0-1Spearhead; Black's Q reaches 1st rank
P Goldberg vs W Loeffler, 1966 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 0-1

KGA Fischer Def (C34) 1-0Sitting N sac resembles a Muzio Gambit
Abrinnikov vs Shevrenko, 1986
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Not quite the Opera House game
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Brave kNight, in the line of duty
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Defense: Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 Minors trap Q
Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. Philidor CG (C41) 0-1 Instructional Fabrication
NN vs Philidor, 1790 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

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

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0Dble discovered checks are often decisive
Kupfer vs Silski, 1881 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 0-1 Black Q hung 3 different ways!?!
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense (C41) 0-1 Dbl Rook sacs, Dbl Minors sacs!!!
Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense 3...f6? (C41) 1-0 Pseudo Legal's mate w/2 Bs
T Draisma vs J de Graaf, 1954 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Gain time, Remove the Guard
V Castaldi vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

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, Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 Black tries 3...Nbd7
O Krause vs B Leussen, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Philidor, Hanham. Schlechter (C41) 1-0 Carl's gems; 2Bs vs R EG
Schlechter vs Alekhine, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation (C41) 0-1 Dbl Rook Sac
O Bernstein vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Sokolsky Var (C41) 1-0 Lost castle
Bronstein vs R Piatnitsky, 1940 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

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

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

Philidor, Hanham. Steiner Variation (C41) 1-0 Casual game; Qc4
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Hanham with Knights; Attacking on opposite wings
K Havasi vs Breyer, 1917 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Exchange Var (C41) 1-0 Notes by J. Lowenthal
Morphy vs H Baucher, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange Variation (C41) 1-0 R sac, N pops
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by IC
Schlechter vs J Mason, 1903 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Exchange Var (C41) 1-0 Connected passers
Anderssen vs Paulsen, 1873 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. Exchange Var(C41) 1-0Weak back rank; Q deflection
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Exchange Variation (C41) 1-0Prevents escape on f7
Alekhine vs Hoelscher, 1933 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange Variation (C41) 1-0 hole on f6
Wall vs Kubasek, 1974 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1/2- Cornered K
Schlechter vs Janowski, 1907 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Countergambit. Zukertort Var(C41)0-1Handy Rs free Q
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 0-1 Black suffocates White
T W Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

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

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

How to Win Chess Games Quickly by Fred Reinfeld
J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 See rustyrook notes
Kolisch vs Rhodes / Walker, 1861 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Q sacrifice, Pawn mate
S Mlotkowski vs Deacon, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

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

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

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Whittle away
Yifan Hou vs Beliavsky, 2009 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 W avoids draw by three-fold repetition
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2013 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

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

CG1) Philidor Defense: Alapin-Blackburne Gambit (C41) · 0-1
Bird vs Blackburne, 1899 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

CG2) Philidor Defense: Alapin-Blackburne Gambit (C41) · 0-1
W Cohn vs Blackburne, 1899 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

CG3) Philidor Defense: Alapin-Blackburne Gambit (C41) · 0-1
T Kosintseva vs Yurtaev, 2002 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 56 moves, 0-1

CG4) Philidor Def: Alapin-Blackburne Gambit (A40) 1-0 1.d4 e5?!
Roman Hernandez vs J de Jesus Hernandez, 1985 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

CG5) Philidor Alapin-Blackburne Gambit (C41) 0-1 Dangerous!
Szigethy vs L Deak, 1988 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

CG6) Philidor Defense: Alapin-Blackburne Gambit (C41) 1/2-1/2
Schiffers vs Blackburne, 1898 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

CG7) Philidor Defense: Alapin-Blackburne Gambit (C41) · 1-0
Shabalov vs P Laub, 1992
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

CG8) Aaron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935)
E Cohn vs Nimzowitsch, 1904 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense 1...d6, 4...e5 (C41) 1/2- No serious threats
A Moiseenko vs Morozevich, 2005
(C41) Philidor Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Defense 1...d6, 4...e5 (C41) 0-1 W attacks prematurely
R Lallemand vs S Milliet, 2005
(C41) Philidor Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense 1...d6, 3...e5 delayed Antoshin (C41) 1/2-1/2
Judit Polgar vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Def. Exchange (C41) 1/2-1/2 Think twice B4U sacrifice!
M Delgado Crespo vs P Garcia Castro, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Extra pawn, same color Bs
A Volokitin vs Harikrishna, 2005 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1/2-1/2 Half-open files open
Tiviakov vs Fressinet, 2005
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

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: Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 Q trap
Krogius vs N Aratovsky, 1945 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Defense: Hanham Var (C41) 1-0 Neat Q trap
Leonhardt vs NN, 1912 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 5.g4 Shirov Gambit (C41) 1-0 Where is Black going?
I Nepomniachtchi vs S Hautot, 2006 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Def 5.g4 Shirov Gambit (C41) 1-0 "2 Ns" defense fails
J Zawadzka vs Marine Grigorian, 2007 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Un sacrifice qui peut être très fort!
Shirov vs M Klinova, 2006 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense 6.g5 Nh5 Shirov Gambit (C41) 1-0Centralized Ns
I Nepomniachtchi vs A Czebe, 2008
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def (C41) 0-1early g4 & Q sac makes interesting scrap
D Cornette vs S Milliet, 2011 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense 5.g4 Nxg4 (C41) 0-1 Knight ending
Li Chao vs V Malaniuk, 2010 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense, Opera House Var (C41) 1-0 Nxc7#
D Starbuck vs NN, 1906 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 White has the better passer
Timman vs Najdorf, 1975
(C41) Philidor Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1/2-1/2 He beat G.K. the previous year
Kasparov vs Huzman, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Black resigned (pin) w/a winning pos
Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Legall's Mate in 10 moves
J Kvisla vs A Kabashaj, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Positionally busted
Jakovenko vs A A Ivanov, 2013 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Game 2 in Harry Golombek's book "Richard Réti's Best Games."
J Krejcik vs Reti, 1909 
(C26) Vienna, 31 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 It starts out like the Opera House game
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

Philidor / Scotch Declined (C41) 1-0 P thrust, R sac, spearhead
Kasparov vs R Abud, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Seven pawns vs seven pawns - Morphy loses.
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense (C41) 1/2-1/2!! Stay calm, and carry on...
Aronian vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Pile on the pin end
Bird vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 23 of 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 by Alekhine
Von Bardeleben vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Lion's Claw II (C41) 1-0 Brilliancy prize
Unzicker vs Saemisch, 1947 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense w/Kside Fio (C41) 1-0Pretty finish despite pin
A Kovalev vs H Stevic, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Var(C29) 0-1 Early Ps eat Ns
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1876  
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

KGD Philidor's Defense; A Knight on the 6th
Jong vs Jacobson, 1918
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Unpin, quick Gueridon/Swallow's Tail #
J Chamouillet vs NN, 1849 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted (C40) 0-1 See blogger links
Lasker vs R L Sze, 1910 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

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

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

Four Knts Scotch. Accepted NxNd4?! QxN (C45) 1-0 Kside P thrust
J Fichtl vs F Blatny, 1960 
(C45) Scotch Game, 47 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted NxNd4 QxNd4 (C47) 1-0 Wedgie
P Delai vs T Lopang, 2006 
(C45) Scotch Game, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Three Knights, Philidor Def. (C46) 1-0 Better pawn structure
Petrosian vs Nezhmetdinov, 1949 
(C46) Three Knights, 43 moves, 1-0

Three Knights 3...Bb4 (C46) 1-0 Legall's Mate w/2 Ns & 2 Bs
W Pollock vs E Hall, 1890 
(C46) Three Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1/2-1/2 R & Q sac forces Stalemate
D Monokroussos vs L Barcarola, 1999 
(C46) Three Knights, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 1-0 Tremendous!
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 55 moves, 1-0

Italian Game / Philidor Def (C50) 0-1 One pawn, then two, three
A Khasin vs Petrosian, 1961 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 0-1

Italian Game / Philidor Def (C50) 1-0 Tal treads carefully in C
Tal vs Filip, 1963 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

Italian Game (C50) 1-0 Pawns shape the game
Vasiukov vs N Bakulin, 1965 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

Italian / Philidor / Scotch 3...d6 4.d4 (C50) 1-0 N vs B ending
V Sveshnikov vs K Hreinsson, 2011 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 80 moves, 1-0

The odd "Stone-Ware" defense wins w/a pin
Schiffers vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 42 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (C52) 1-0 Blindfolded
Blackburne vs NN, 1875 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52) 1-0 Spearhead, Boden's #
M Fico vs D Guerrini, 1981 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

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

Two Knights Def - Modern Bishop's Opening (C55) 1-0 Pile on pin
Kasparov vs S Brown, 1998 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Philidor Ex/ Scotch / Italian 2Knts Def. Open Var (C55) 1-0 Pin
R Snyder vs Gordon, 1973 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Defense (C60) 0-1 Makes no sense
A Fernandez vs P Venables, 1995 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish Steinitz, Nimzowitsch Attack: Black slowly suffocated
Alekhine vs A Brinckmann, 1927 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

"One of the finest games of his whole career" -- Reinfeld
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

"Ukraine Immortal" shows the power of Rooks and Bishop
E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62) 1-0 Cross pin
Lasker vs G Simonson, 1892 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Modern Chess Strategy III by Ludek Pachman
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin, Improved Steinitz Defense?! (C66) 1-0 Dbl ++
Nimzowitsch vs Ryckhoff, 1910 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Improved Steinitz (C66) 0-1 15 captures in 21 m
Capablanca vs D W Pomeroy, 1909 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Defense. Tarrasch Trap (C66) 1-0Remove the Guard
Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1892 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 0-1 Odd pawns
N Karaklajic vs G Pfeiffer, 1957 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def(C71) 1/2-1/2SeeNotes
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1895  
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 1-0 Deflect
E E Book vs Erik Andersen, 1935 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz (C71) 0-1 N over B
Tarrasch vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Fishin' Pole Flames
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Surprise end
M Lange vs G Schultz, 1863 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 48 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Pin, Dbl+
A Ivanov vs J A Curdo, 1990 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Passer
Kasparov vs Vasalomidze, 1976 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz (C72) 1-0Give to get glory
Geller vs Spassky, 1964 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 EZ pickin's
R P Michell vs Capablanca, 1919 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 54 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C74) 1-0 Kside attack
Anand vs Yusupov, 1994 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def Siesta Var (C74) 0-1Gem
Reti vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C74) 0-1 Careful Def
Tal vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C75) 0-1 Coridor #
M Sagafos vs T Gareyev, 2007
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy, Modern Steinitz Def (C75) 1-0 Common Qf6 trap
Fischer vs V Ciocaltea, 1962 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 16, Richard Reti's Masters of the Chessboard
Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1876 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77) · 0-1
Steinitz vs Zukertort, 1883 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 89 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Anderssen(C77) 1-0The Squares of the City
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Anderssen Var (C77) 1/2-1/2
M M Sterling vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

Spanish Morphy Def Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1-0Discovery Zwish +
Alekhine vs Keres, 1935 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 0-1 Crushing move
B Leussen vs C Trimborn, 1903 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 18 moves, 0-1

Standard Kingside Attack You Should Know -- Closed Dbl K Pawn
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Not a single capture or check. 0-1
A Medina Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid(C95)0-1 30...exd4!
E Hermansson vs Sasikiran, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 74 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed Defense (C96) 0-1 A knight on the rim is dim;
P Cladouras vs Romanishin, 1992
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Notable games of Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

Two interesting famous men: Rousseau mates Hume with noble N
J J Rousseau vs D Hume, 1765 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Minors biting majors
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Modern Defense: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06) 0-1 W loses center
L Zhu vs T Reilly, 2016
(B06) Robatsch, 17 moves, 0-1

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

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

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07)1-0 Philidor's Legacy in 3 moves
Kasparov vs Wahls, 1992 
(B07) Pirc, 37 moves, 1-0

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

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's Jaw (B07) 1-0 Trapped Knight; LTN, 56, Diagram #2
Dreev vs H Saldano Dayer, 2002 
(B07) Pirc, 31 moves, 1-0

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07) 1-0 17 straight pawn moves
E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense/Philidor (B07) 1/2-1/2 Early Q exchange on d-file
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Jobava, 2014
(B07) Pirc, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Defense/Philidor (B07) 1/2-1/2 Early Q exchange on d-file
Sutovsky vs Akobian, 2010
(B07) Pirc, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave (B09)1-0Hanham/Lion; 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.f4
J Vetter vs R Oortwijn, 1997 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor / Pirc Defense (B09) 0-1 Central roller
G Mammadzada vs I Furtado, 2007 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 55 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann/Czech vs c3 (B10) 1-0 Slow, IKP into EG
Bronstein vs Tartakower, 1948 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 43 moves, 1-0

C-K Geller/ Czech / Robatsch (B10) 0-1Superior B pair; zugzwang
D Keller vs Petrosian, 1961 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 59 moves, 0-1

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

Uncommon Opening / Delayed Philidor Def. (A00) 1-0 OCB ending
M Gonzalez Nunez vs M Matto, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 76 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Brutal Kside attack
Vasiukov vs V Sorokin, 2006
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A04) 0-1 Anastasia's mate
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A04) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Classical vs Black Mustang Defense (A04) 0-1 Tough to assess
M Duppel vs R Schlindwein, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 65 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Black Mustang Def (A04) 0-1Remove the Guard
Koneru vs C Waters, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Zukertort vs Dutch (A04) 1-0 Too many Black pawn moves
M Krasenkow vs S Kindermann, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Zukertort /d6 Dutch or Dbl K-Pawn 3 Knights? (A04) 1-0Discovery
Carlsen vs Dolmatov, 2004 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

The first encounter between Ray Keene and John Nunn.
Keene vs Nunn, 1963  
(A04) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Old Indian Attack (A06)0-1 2N's beat B pair
M Popchev vs I Porat, 2006 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. Old Indian(A15) 0-1 RK notes
Keene vs Stein, 1968  
(A15) English, 33 moves, 0-1

King's English (A20) 0-1 White has pressure, but no clear win
Tartakower vs Lasker, 1924 
(A20) English, 48 moves, 0-1

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

King's English Variation. Troger Defense (A21) 1/2-1/2 Active
L Czech vs M Weil, 1995
(A21) English, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Creepy Crawly 5 pawns on the 6th; W had no advantage until pin
N Schouten vs P Du Chattel, 1975 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A41) 1-0 Castled too late
Euwe vs Weenink, 1927
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 24 moves, 1-0

Wade Defense (A41) 1-0 Simul destruction on queenside
Kasparov vs C Oblitas, 1993 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 29 moves, 1-0

WC (1910) KP Game: Maroczy Defense (A41) 0-1 Q exchange move 4
Janowski vs Lasker, 1910 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 52 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense / Dutch Staunton Gambit (A41) 0-1 Rob the pin
H Kennedy vs E Lowe, 1849 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 16 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense/Modern/Dutch d6, f5 (A41) 0-1 Knights on the edge
A Meszaros vs V Beim, 1999 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 47 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense / Modern (A41) 1/2- B-file exchanges, closed positi
G Kallai vs J Banas, 1985
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 1/2-1/2 Sac to Perpetual
G Kallai vs K Mokry, 1994
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rat / Modern Defense has ...g6 lines (A41) 1-0 Down the middle
Karpov vs Seirawan, 1994 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 44 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 0-1 Four minors on the 6th rank
H H Sonntag vs L Christiansen, 1989 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 16 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 0-1 Early Q exchange, R to 2nd
J C Meyer vs Tal, 1988 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 25 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41)  1-0 Wrong exchange sequence
F Visier Segovia vs Tal, 1977 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 39 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: Accelerated Gurgenidze (B07) 0-1 W fails to castle
V Vepkhvishvili vs G Tqebuchava, 1985
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 0-1

Rat Def / Modern Def (B06) 0-1 N Giveaways
F Atabek vs Suttles, 1982 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense 3...e5, 5.QxQd8 KxQ (B07) 0-1 Pins, N vs B ending
F Vallejo Pons vs Carlsen, 2012 
(B07) Pirc, 41 moves, 0-1

Wade Defense (A41) 1-0 Q sac helps create passer w/initiative
V Kovacevic vs S Martinovic, 1981 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 28 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: Accelerated Gurgenidze (B12) 0-1 Ugly W contest
A J van Dop vs P Du Chattel, 1975 
(B07) Pirc, 37 moves, 0-1

Indian (A45) Dble kNight sacs crack the h-file for Q-R battery
O Frink vs F J Le Count, 1923 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack 1...d6 2...Nf6 3...exBf6 (A45) 1/2-1/2
G Kallai vs A Istratescu, 2007
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46); 2 ways to mate
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def / Lion (A46) 0-1 Notes by AN
H Kline vs Capablanca, 1913  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 N dance ends 0-0-0!
Marshall vs Burn, 1907 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Wade-Tartakower Defense / Veresov (A46) 1-0 Q sac deflects Q
Carlos Torre vs N Banks, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 Beat at his own def
O Chajes vs Tartakower, 1911 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 Deflection Sac
K Darga vs Stein, 1969 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 She can't leave c7
I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46) 1-0 Shove pawns
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Ljubojevic, 1987 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46) 1-0 Crossfire
Levenfish vs Alekhine, 1913 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 0-1 Notes by Nimzowitsch
E Cohn vs Nimzowitsch, 1907  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: London System (A46) 0-1 Disconnected Rs die off
P Brochet vs P Velten, 2015
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

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

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

Old Indian Def. Janowski M L (A53) 0-1 En prise Black minors
R J Gross vs L Christiansen, 1973 
(A53) Old Indian, 12 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Janowski Var. (A53) 0-1 Remove the Guard mini
F Visier Segovia vs Tal, 1966 
(A53) Old Indian, 15 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. (A53) 0-1Notes by Dr. Tarrasch; like witchcraft
Marshall vs Lasker, 1914  
(A53) Old Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

OID Janowski. Fianchetto Var (A53) 0-1 Q&N work well together
Gruenfeld vs Reti, 1922 
(A53) Old Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Control the file, rob the pin
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1906 
(A53) Old Indian, 30 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

Q Trap in the Old Indian (looks like a KID upon capture)
Rune Andersen vs J R Kristensen, 2001 
(A53) Old Indian, 13 moves, 1-0

Old Indian (A53) 1/2-1/2 Pawn thrusts give this game character!
Tartakower vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909 
(A53) Old Indian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Defense: General (A53) 0-1 Outside passer is forcing
B Kolvig vs Petrosian, 1960 
(A53) Old Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. (A53) 1/2-1/2 N perpetual; White has B pair
M Ragger vs A Rakhmanov, 2015
(A53) Old Indian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Promotion checkmate is coming!
W Schmidt vs Z Djukic, 1983 
(A53) Old Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1/2-1/2 Black has the center
J L Watson vs L Shamkovich, 1984
(A53) Old Indian, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Capa saw it all; a great performance
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1913 
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Janowski. Fianchetto (A53) 1/2-1/2
G Danner vs Vasiukov, 2015
(A53) Old Indian, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Old Indian Def. Ukrainian (A54) 0-1 Q sac removes key defender
K Kalantar vs Petrosian, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Ukrainian Var (A54) 0-1 Connected passers
O Friedman vs Tartakower, 1949 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 31 moves, 0-1

KID, Double Fianchetto Attack (A54) 0-1 WWII battle
S Belavenets vs Bronstein, 1941 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 24 moves, 0-1

A Masterpiece; (A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
Pachman vs Petrosian, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 36 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 Defense: Ukrainian Var (A54) 0-1 Q Sac, King walk
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

OID, Ukrainian Var (A53) 0-1 Akin to Harrwitz Trap (unpin) QGD
A Koukolik vs R Sykora, 1994 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 8 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def Ukrainian (A54) 0-1Exchange sac for connected Ps
Aganalian vs Petrosian, 1945 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 34 moves, 0-1

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

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 1-0 N forks take Q
C Van Tilbury vs D K Johansen, 2002 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Ukrainian(A54) 1/2-1/2 N sac, Q+ perpetual
O Chernikov vs Vasiukov, 2005 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights Var (A54) 1-0 g-file battle
Alekhine vs NN, 1918 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 49 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def. 2 Knights Var (A54) 0-1White misses lite bishop
Lilienthal vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 1/2-1/2 Qs EG perpetual
L Christiansen vs R Henley, 1978 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Def: Two Knights Var (A54) 1/2-1/2 MG King walk
Portisch vs G Barcza, 1959
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Defense: Normal Variation (A55) · 1/2-1/2
M Rodshtein vs D Andreikin, 2009
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Def. Normal (A55) 0-1 W can't promote, K exposed
J H Donner vs Bisguier, 1955
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 41 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Normal (A55) 1-0 Greek gift, K walk
J N Sugden vs Keene, 1961  
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 26 moves, 1-0

Zurich 1953 "Think Like a Grandmaster"
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Capablanca's only win aginst AKIBA R. was at Berlin 1928
Solomon Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1913 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 31 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Normal (A55) 0-1 White suddenly lets Black in
H Shoosmith vs Nimzowitsch, 1907 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 29 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Normal Var (A55) 0-1 Applied pressure
R Beyen vs Spassky, 1960 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 23 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Normal (A55) 0-1Exchanges free Black's camp
J L Watson vs Aronian, 1999 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 55 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Normal (A55) 1/2-1/2 Solid; minors dance
W So vs D Andreikin, 2010 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Defense: Normal (A55) 1-0 f6 Constriction
Schlechter vs Tarrasch, 1903 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 26 moves, 1-0

Dutch, Fianchetto Attack (A81) 1-0 The Immortal Losing Game
Sliwa vs Bronstein, 1957 
(A81) Dutch, 29 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Balogh Defense (A82) 1-0A costly stroll
A Bigg vs T Clarke, 2004 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 39 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

Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Spearhead g6+
Palau vs Nollman, 1990 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 12 moves, 1-0

Dutch: Q's Knight Var (A85) 1-0 h-file exchange sac for Q check
Radjabov vs M Bartel, 2004 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 25 moves, 1-0

Dutch Leningrad 7...Nc6 Matulovic (A89) 1-0 Tactical Mismatch
Keres vs Korchnoi, 1952 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 16: Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2011 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

QGD Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Common unpin wins in 11
D Genz vs D Boehmer, 1985 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 1-0

The famous surrealist artist w/a sting in the tail
Koltanowski vs Duchamp, 1929 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Old Indian/KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1Mate threat on h2
V Pantev vs Topalov, 1991
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 30 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 Resembles B12 Rat
B Enklaar vs P Du Chattel, 1975
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1-0

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

Modern Def. 2Knts. Suttles Var (B06) 1-0 Exchange, not defend
Geller vs O Jakobsen, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 15 moves, 1-0

In Chess Life February 1964 BF annotates this "Rat Defense"game
Fischer vs W Beach, 1963 
(B06) Robatsch, 24 moves, 1-0

Czech Def (B06) 1-0 Nxf7 starts a rumble about the countryside
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B06) Robatsch, 45 moves, 1-0

Czech Defense (B07) 1-0Exchange sac creates pin, instructive EG
V Vepkhvishvili vs J Rollwitz, 1989
(B07) Pirc, 50 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical. Quiet System Czech Defense (B06) 1-0
Anand vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 42 moves, 1-0

C-K/Czech Def: Accelerated Panov Attack (B10) 0-1 Notes by AN
Alapin vs Nimzowitsch, 1911  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 43 moves, 0-1

?1) Czech Defense: General (B06) 1/2-1/2
Y Simkin vs I Vinitsky, 1999
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

?2) Czech Defense: General (B06) 0-1
A Romero Holmes vs Tseshkovsky, 1989
(B06) Robatsch, 61 moves, 0-1

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

?3) Czech Defense (B07) 1/2-1/2 Even battle throughout
S Aslanov vs Valery Sviridov, 2016 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

?5) Czech Defense: General (B07) 1-0 TCSC #145
Anand vs F Izeta Txabarri, 1993 
(B07) Pirc, 26 moves, 1-0

?6) Old Indian (A53) 0-1 Down the exchange, the N delivers!
V Osnos vs M Shofman, 1970 
(A53) Old Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

?7) Old Indian Def (A53) 1-0 Exposed K can't walk away from a Q
Lautier vs Spassky, 1990
(A53) Old Indian, 50 moves, 1-0

?8) Old Indian Def. Czech Var (A53) 1-0 Seems more like a KID
Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

?9) Old Indian Def: Czech Var w/Nc3 (A53) 1/2- Halted P on 7th
Korchnoi vs G Barcza, 1959
(A53) Old Indian, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Defense: Czech Variation (A53) 1-0 Squashed
G Orlov vs C Diebert, 1994
(A53) Old Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

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

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Excellent Kingside attack
Korchnoi vs Panov, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Very impressive attack
Gelfand vs A Dunnington, 1988 
(A53) Old Indian, 47 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 1/2-1/2 Future family
Boleslavsky vs Bronstein, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Defense: Normal (A55) 1-0 Notes by 4 GMs!
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1912  
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 50 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Less common # on diagonal
Short vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var (C41) 1-0 Soviet mini
Ullianov vs Zubikov, 1956 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Ukrainian (A54) 1-0 Combine Attk & Defense
Kotov vs Konstantinopolsky, 1940 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 41 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def (A53) 0-1 Some pawn grabbin' is good, some aint!
E Zagorjansky vs Kotov, 1942 
(A53) Old Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def: Two Knights (A54) 1-0 Pin, Pin, Pin Again!
L Christiansen vs Blatny, 1988 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0Pry open h-file, sac, Q+, rob pin, #
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Threaten mate, snip pawns
Morphy vs Mongredien, 1859 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Morphy Gambit (C41) 1-0 Black moves too many Ps
Morphy vs F Sicre, 1864 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Notes by Steinitz
Max Weiss vs N MacLeod, 1889  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Rather dodgy; crossfire h-file
Winawer vs K Pitschel, 1878 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Black restriction, but still loses
Teichmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1911 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

G9 inMy Best Games...1908-1937 by A. Alekhine, 21st Century Ed.
Alekhine vs G Marco, 1912 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def./Lion vs Bg2 (C41) 1-0 Dynamic Qside Attack!!
Reti vs O Tenner, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 After the tactical smoke clears...
Alekhine vs R M Folger, 1929 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange Var (C41) 1-0 Brilliant combination
Spassky vs Kholmov, 1971 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio vs Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 Black has busted P structure
Korchnoi vs Guimard, 1960 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Morphy Gambit (C41) 1-0 He was in trouble?
Morphy vs T W Barnes, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

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