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Fredthebear's Roundhouse RUUK Manuevers II
Compiled by fredthebear
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More instructive rook action in Fredthebear's forest. It's not all spectacular combinations; just various useful ways to maneuver rooks. Rooks are usually finishers, but the exchange sacrifice can be a real can-opener.

Thank you Prashla.

Here's a link to some fabulous chess brilliancies: https://www.chess.com/article/view/...

Chess variants /King's Gambit (000) 1-0 Pin wins again
W G Ward vs H Browne, 1874 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Famous Epaulette Mate
Morphy vs Worrall, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 22 moves, 1-0

Joseph Henry Blackburne (1841-1924) Blindfold Brilliancy
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Classical (C21) 1-0 Dovetail #
V Soldatenkov vs S Durnovo, 1898 
(C21) Center Game, 24 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

Great game, similar to Paulsen vs Morphy 1857
G MacDonnell vs S Boden, 1869 
(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

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 Dbl Rook Sacs, Mate w/a pawn
J Tolosa vs Joan Carbo i Batlle, 1898 
(C28) Vienna Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Dazzling; Schlechter plays visciously! kNights kick bishop pair
Schlechter vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C28) Vienna Game, 24 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Legall's Mate goes extra innings!
Gunsberg vs NN, 1907  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

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

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

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 0-1 Double Rs Sac
Colomer vs Vivas, 1947 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 Rook fork
Judit Polgar vs Topalov, 2010 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

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

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

KGA Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Var (C33) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Alekhine vs V Kuprianov, 1909 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0Pile on the pin
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Def (C33) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Morozevich vs Anand, 1995 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var(C34) 0-1This game does not disappoint
Robson vs Bacrot, 2011 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

KGA K's Knight Gambit (C34) 1-0 Watch g6-square annihilation
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

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

King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Def (C36) 0-1 Raking Bishops
R J Fontinha vs W Nash, 1988 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

KGA Muzio Gambit Brentano Def (C37) 1-0 See notes for finish
Reti vs S Von Freymann, 1912 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

KGA Muzio Gambit Sarratt Def (C37) 1-0 Parry the back rank mate
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1878 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 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

Latvian Gambit Mayet Attack 3.Bc4 Poisoned P(C40) 1-0 Dbl R Sac
P Atars vs H Tomson, 1973 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Fraser Defense (C40) 0-1 kNights bite
A F Ludvigsen vs S Sorensen, 1872 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attk Poisoned Pawn (C40) Dbl R sac fails
NN vs Greco, 1590 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation (C41) 0-1 Dbl Rook Sac
O Bernstein vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 13 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 Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Atta boy Atwood!!
G Atwood vs J Wilson, 1798 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Mason Var (C42) 1-0 Windmill
Winawer vs Shumov, 1875 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Black cannot mirror White in the Russian Game
O Bernstein vs NN, 1931 
(000) Chess variants, 14 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Modern Attack Center Var(C43) 1-0R sac, cut-off K
O Korneev vs C Humeau, 2005 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 En passant promotes, pins
Morphy vs Hart, 1854 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Var (C44) 0-1Tappin' g2 again
B Suhle vs Anderssen, 1859 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical Variation (C45) 1-0 0-0-0 gets the Rb2
Dunbar vs Chawkin, 1925 
(C45) Scotch Game, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Game: Meitner Var (C45) 0-1 By George! Greco's Mate in 1
Blackburne vs Mackenzie, 1882 
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Pins for both colors
B Blumenfeld vs Nimzowitsch, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: (C46) 0-1 Double Rook Sacs in 24 moves
J M de Oliveira Gomes vs J G Caetano Netto, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

4 Knights Scotch. Krause Gambit Leonhardt Def (C47)1-0 AN notes
Nimzowitsch vs Leonhardt, 1907  
(C47) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Four Knights Glek-Vienna (C47) 1-0 Win a pawn w/advantage
Glek vs W Maes, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 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

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1-0 Notes by Reti, Tart
Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1920  
(C48) Four Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C50) 0-1 Dbl on the 2nd
Shumov vs Kolisch, 1862 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal (C50) 0-1Remove the guard, Epaulette #
Albin vs O Bernstein, 1904 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 0-1 Dbl R sacrifice
A Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1909 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury's Mate Before Pillsbury
Anderssen vs B Suhle, 1860 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Morphy-like
Blackburne vs A Steinkuehler, 1864  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Seize open lines
Blackburne vs A Steinkuehler, 1862  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 12: World's Great Chess Games (Fine)
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

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

The Evans Gambit 5. .... Ba5 (1-0, 22 Moves) Rook Sac
Kolisch vs Gastein, 1859 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Closed Var (C53) 0-1 Dbl R & Q sac!!
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Closed (C53) 0-1 Going nowhere fast
E Rousseau vs C Stanley, 1845 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Italian, Classical. Greco (C54) 1-0 Shades of Frank Marshall
Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 Remove the defender
T Finnbogadottir vs H Ragnarsson, 2011
(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. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 Terrific line opening
M Corden vs NN, 1970 
(C56) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

1964 Fischer simul exhibition tour; 2 Knights Def. Lolli Attack
Fischer vs T Rouse, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 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

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def. Kieseritsky Var (C58) 0-1 R Sac
F Deacon vs Kolisch, 1860 
(C58) Two Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. (C60) 0-1 Dbl R sacs, Greco's Mate
NN vs Burn, 1866 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

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

World Championship Rematch Mating Combination
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Tarrasch Trap (C66) 1-0 Remove Guard
Yates vs H E Price, 1923 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. Minckwitz Var (C67) 1-0 SO GOOD it's creepy
Tal vs P Kampenuss, 1953 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 Deflection!
Mecking vs A Rocha, 1969 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Exchange Var. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 P fork backfires
Piotrowski vs J Sokolow, 1971 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

Very nice play by Fine...Especially in a blindfold simul.
Fine vs C F Tears, 1945 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 23 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 Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz (C73) 1-0 Castle nabs Rook
O Feuer vs O'Kelly, 1934 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Wormald Attack (C77) 1-0 Morphy Mate
T Palmer vs D Moody, 1999 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 33 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, Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 0-1Pawn roller
L Carranza vs Alekhine, 1926 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 18 moves, 0-1

An exchange sacrifice ends up trashing Alekhine's kingside
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Open. Classical Def Main Line(C83) 1-0 Tarrasch Trap!
Tarrasch vs Zukertort, 1887 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 17 moves, 1-0

White sacs a rook and knight to create a winning attack.
Anand vs Adams, 2005 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed Zaitsev System (C92) 1-0 R lift, pin, sac 2 Ns
Ivanchuk vs P Lukacs, 1988 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Steinitz Attk 2.e5; Dbl R sac gone bad (draw available!)
Steinitz vs Winawer, 1882 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

French Def 2.c4 d5 3.cxd5 (C00)1-0 Great Brilliancy Prize Game
E Steiner vs Tartakower, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 First cut-off the king
Nimzowitsch vs G Fluss, 1906 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

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

FR Advance. Euwe (C02) 21...Rxf2+ starts mating combo w/Q, B
D Kagramanov vs S Ernst, 2007 
(C02) French, Advance, 25 moves, 0-1

French Advance 4...cxd4 (C02) 1-0 Black ate everything in sight
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C02) French, Advance, 18 moves, 1-0

French Advance 6.Be2 Euwe Var (C02) 1-0 W rips center apart
S Zhigalko vs B Czap, 2007
(C02) French, Advance, 29 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

Sicilian Alapin / French Advance (C02) 0-1 K walk
C Richey vs B Wall, 1991
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 215: Chess Highlights of the 20th Century (Burgess)
Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

Ofstad's Immortal - Dbl N sacs the way to Boden's Mate in 2
P Ofstad vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def(C10) 1-0R decoy sac wins a P
Anand vs N Sulava, 2004 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Castle opposite; get there first
Mackenzie vs G Reichhelm, 1867 
(C10) French, 29 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 B pair, brash Rs
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Odd R lift -> Pin
A Muzychuk vs M Delgado Crespo, 2006
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

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

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0 Shrewd sacs
L Hazai vs W Schmidt, 1975 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn (C11) 1-0 Greek gift seizes initiative
Yanofsky vs A Dulanto, 1939 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn, Morozevich Line (C11) 0-1 Disabling Pin
J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

Excellent use of space, batteries, pins, and double check
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0!
K Spraggett vs R Bedard, 1972 
(C13) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Schlecter's Gems
Schlechter vs Siegfried August Wolf, 1894 
(C13) French, 16 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

French Winawer (C15) 0-1 Rook fork interference
Woody Young vs A C Ludwig, 1949
(C15) French, Winawer, 17 moves, 0-1

FR Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 1-0 White's N is immune
Negi vs A Hobber, 2014 
(C18) French, Winawer, 17 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 0-1 Raid half-open files
F Libiszewski vs Rozentalis, 2010 
(C18) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Classical (C18) 1-0 Ten checks to zero.
Ivkov vs Portisch, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

Awww wowowowow! That's chess greatness.
Saemisch vs O Menzinger, 1953 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 0-1 Minors rule
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1944 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

2.e5?! White gets destroyed by sacrifices to expose the King
Segal vs A W Fox, 1900 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 0-1

3...Qd8 Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 London 1862 Brilliancy prize win
Steinitz vs Mongredien, 1862 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 0-1 Impressive crusher
J Vavrinsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B01) Scandinavian, 24 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def., Scandinavian Var (B02) 0-1 White is BUTT UGLY
M A Kislov vs Gipslis, 1970 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Scandinavian Var (B02) 1-0 BLACK K MARCH!!
P Vucinic vs D Djurovic, 1984 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Var (B02) 1-0 Dbl R sac
Kramstov vs Waxburg, 1938 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Normal? (B02) 1-0 Which Q wins? Dbl R sac
Shirov vs B Dagenais, 2012 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Steiner Var (B02) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
R H Steinmeyer vs N Bernstein, 1944 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Earliest Promoted Pawns: 4 queens by move 7
Casper vs Heckert, 1975 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Normal (B03) 0-1 Fianchetto suicide
L Masiagutova vs S Sudarikov, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

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

Modern Defense, Standard(B06) 0-1A kick in the pants from the N
O Hirn vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Classic (B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0 Remove the Defender!
Steinitz vs Mongredien, 1863 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0

Lion Def. Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave (B07) 1-0 R sac, Arabian#
Z Andriasian vs B Burg, 2013 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 340: Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

C-K Defense, Two Knights Attack (B11) 1-0 The passer is coming
Noteboom vs S Van Mindeno, 1927 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 21 moves, 1-0

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

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 Fine Black sacs
V Vepkhvishvili vs A Zdechlik, 1991
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Exchange (B13) 1-0 Tal @13 uses Alekhine's Block
Tal vs Leonov, 1949 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 1-0 A good finishing bind
Matulovic vs Hort, 1965 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov Var (B17) 1-0 Two R sacs & rob the pins
Karpov vs Hort, 1978 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

A game we will see in a future tactics book. Brilliant!
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin Barmen Defense (B22) 1-0 R sac for discovered+
S Collins vs M Figueroa, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 20 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

Viacheslav Ragozin: 2nd Correspondence WC 3 years.
Ragozin vs P Noskov, 1930 
(B40) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense: Classical Variation. (B56) 0-1 Rook sac
J H Lohr vs Euwe, 1923
(B56) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Now this is ROCKIN' THE RAMPARTS!!!
Dardo Sergio Botto vs L Christiansen, 1975 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 22 moves, 0-1

Invincible pawn seems to be holding a dagger to the K's throat
Shabalov vs L G Basin, 1989 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen (B80) 1-0 Black was too busy to castle
Movsesian vs U Boensch, 1999 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. Leonhardt Var (B88) 1-0 R sac
Fischer vs P Dely, 1967 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 17 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 Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Keres vs A Fuderer, 1955 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 18 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack/Chess Variant (000) Two mating squares
Nimzowitsch vs Leelaus, 1910 
(000) Chess variants, 20 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

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

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Sweet decoy sacrifice
Sokolsky vs Krupski, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Gain space, seize 7th, pin backward P
Smyslov vs S Tatai, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Earliest piece sac in the DB (exchange sac on move 2)
A Smirnov vs V Shepelev, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Zukertort Opening: Q Pawn Def (A06) 1-0Exchange sac, weak pawns
Ribli vs B Thorfinnsson, 2005 
(A06) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A06) 1-0 Decoy that Q, rob the pin
Keene vs V Kovacevic, 1973  
(A06) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Wade Gambit (A10) 1-0 King walk
G Laco vs M Lanzani, 1992 
(A10) English, 21 moves, 1-0

English Opening: English Defense (A40) 0-1 R sac for initiative
R A Allicock vs D King, 2005 
(A10) English, 20 moves, 0-1

English, Agincourt Defense (A13) 0-1 Dbl Rook Sac, K walk
A A R Afifi vs Beliavsky, 1985 
(A13) English, 23 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight Var (A16) 0-1 Just take it
S J Hutchings vs Keene, 1973  
(A16) English, 22 moves, 0-1

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

King's English. Reversed Sicilian (A21) 1-0 R sac game changer
K Berg vs G Jacoby, 2007 
(A21) English, 31 moves, 1-0

...as if they were chaffy grain beneath the thresher's flail.
Huebner vs Kasparov, 1985 
(A21) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik gives both his rooks away and finishes w/a flurry
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

K's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 0-1 Double Rs sac
J M Craddock vs J Mieses, 1939 
(A25) English, 14 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Indian Defense. Q's Knight Var (A26) 1-0 R sac
N Miezis vs M Al Sayed, 2000
(A16) English, 30 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 Castled K wins
D Flores vs R Felgaer, 2008 
(A28) English, 24 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Rubinstein Var (A34) 1-0 Dbl Rs Power!
N Miezis vs P Varley, 1998 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Modern Def: QP Fianchetto (A40) 0-1 Deadly Dbl Discover+ looms
S Loeffler vs D Norwood, 1994 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Rossolimo Var (A41) 1-0Blitz; Pin, Remove Defender
W So vs Kasparov, 2016 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 25 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. Averbakh System. Kotov Var (A42) 1-0Dandy Rook Sac!
Fedorowicz vs J A Rizzitano, 1980 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 27 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. Averbakh System. Kotov Var (A42) 0-1 Stack 'em up
R E Hartley vs Keene, 1963 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 26 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Benoni-Indian Defense (A43) 1-0 Double R sac
Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1912 
(A43) Old Benoni, 19 moves, 1-0

Benoni-Indian Defense (A43)1-0 Bold sacrifices to advance pawns
Khalifman vs Ermenkov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Gibbins-Weidenhagen Gambit. Maltese Falcon (A45)
H Bogart vs NN, 1933 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Indian Def. Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46)1-0 W space, battery
Yusupov vs Rozentalis, 1998
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Knights Var (A46) 1-0 No Gueridon Mate for Black
M Konopka vs J Vlcek, 2001
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Variation (A57) 1-0 R decoys K
J L Watson vs Z Fayvinov, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Declined. Main Line (A57) 0-1 Bold Q sac
S Johannessen vs Fischer, 1966 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

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

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

Dutch Defense (A80) 0-1 Bf3 outpost, Q sac opens h-file
G Abramovic vs Botvinnik, 1924 
(A80) Dutch, 17 moves, 0-1

Dutch, Staunton Gambit (A82) 1-0 Daredevil Rook
F K Overduyn vs F J M Steffelaar, 1925 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

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 Defense: Classical (A84) 1-0 Maintain and pile on the pin
Dreev vs Gleizerov, 1992 
(A84) Dutch, 20 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Bogoljubow (D00) 1-0 Dbl R sac
E J Diemer vs Schonfuss, 1954 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Sac both Rooks for kNights to win with thy own kNights
E J Diemer vs M Kloss, 1955 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Von Popiel G(D00) 0-1Q sac,Reti's Mate
Kunath vs N Grant, 1875 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Dunked by a Decoy, Deflection, X-Ray+!
E J Diemer vs K Locher, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 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

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

QGD Albin Countergambit. Fianchetto Var Bf5 Line (D09) 0-1R sac
R Lindroos vs O Sorakunnas, 1965 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 21 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

Anderssen Opening / English (A00) 0-1 She cannot cover both
A Ciccolini vs B W Blijdenstein, 1873 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening (A00) 0-1 Superior heavy piece play
R E Rushbrook vs Keene, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening/English Dbl Fio (A00) 1-0 W seizes initiative
J Bettman vs J Zilverberg, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

How not to play 1.b3; nice Dovetail Mate
J M Bellon Lopez vs Smejkal, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening (A02)1-0 Odd play, then tactics roll on open lines
F Bohatirchuk vs A Kalotay, 1964 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: 1.f4 f5 2.e4 Wagner-Zwitersch Gambit (A02) 1/2-
Pelikan vs Alekhine, 1936 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Bird Opening: Schlechter Gambit - Uncommon in 1852 (A02) 1-0
A Simons vs Smith, 1852 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

"The Pearl of Poznan"; Bird Opening, sacs for passers
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Colle Zukertort vs Dutch Leningrad (A04) 1-0 Two Weaknesses
J Kraai vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A04) Reti Opening, 67 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Kside Fianchetto (A04) 0-1 R capture 1st
A Ostl vs Nunn, 1988
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

Double attack & Queen sac by Adamski (18 Qxc3!!!)
J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack: Smyslov Var (A05) 1-0 Exchange sac runs K
M Otteson vs Fischer, 1957 
(A05) Reti Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack / Hungarian (A07) 1-0Pin wins; Bb6 is mate
Wen Yang vs V Artemiev, 2016 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Czech Benoni (A07) 1-0 Open lines, Overworked Ds, Pins
M Paragua vs Aronian, 2000 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attk Copycat (A07)1-0 General paralysis of the inane
Petrosian vs M Yudovich Sr., 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Fischer ignores the threatened 29 ... Rf8xNf3, plays 29 h5xg6!!
Fischer vs U Geller, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 Blitzed on open file
R Wojtaszek vs Rublevsky, 2010
(A09) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake Variation (A10) 1-0 Connected Rs
Ivkov vs Minic, 1966 
(A10) English, 38 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake Var (A10) 1-0 Smashing Rook sac
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1969 
(A10) English, 32 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 Opening: Anglo-Indian / KID (A15)1-0 Game of the Minute
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1957 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Safe & sound
Smyslov vs Gheorghiu, 1967 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Textbook penetration; keen sacs connect passers - shock
A Yurgis vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Gueridon / Swallow's Tail Mate in one by the opposing rooks !K!
Miles vs Sosonko, 1977
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 35 moves, 1-0

King's English. Closed System Full Symmetry (A26) 1-0
Ivanchuk vs Nunn, 1994 
(A26) English, 46 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical (A30) 1-0 Q sac, h-file battery
Karpov vs Ribli, 1986 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1-0

A White rook destroys the Black king's castle like tinker toys
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

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

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

Indian Game / Richter-Veresov Attk (A45) 1-0 h-file assault
K Richter vs E Reinhardt, 1937 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Tartakower Attack (A45) 1-0 Spassky-like
V S Spasov vs K Berbatov, 2010 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Defense (A46) 0-1 Gueridon Mate in 2
Nenarokov vs P Romanovsky, 1927 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 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

Indian Game: Budapest Defense (A51) 0-1 Black moved just 3 Ps
I Vistaneckis vs A Vajda, 1931
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1, 17 moves. Dbl R sacs, K walk
Helmer vs J Krejcik, 1917 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Deflection 21...Rxg1+! (22. Bxg1 Nxd3 +-) 22. Qxg1 Nxd3 +-
M Lanzani vs I Rogers, 1984 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

KID : Fianchetto Variation. Double Fianchetto Attack
Pachman vs Bronstein, 1946 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 31 moves, 0-1

A well known Nezhmetdinov special
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 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 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

Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A56) 0-1 Kside crusher
Timman vs Tal, 1973 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: King's Indian System (A56) 1-0 Fine R manuevers
Chandler vs A J Mestel, 1981 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch. Steiner Attack (A65) 0-1 Q pin to the mate square
W Estrada Degrandi vs Gligoric, 1962 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def Taimanov (A67) 1-0 He moved the wrong N, or did he?!
R Vera vs Sadvakasov, 1999 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. Four Pawns Attack. M.L. (A69) 0-1Shrewd R sacrifice
J Sondermann vs H Kummerow, 2008 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 20 moves, 0-1

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

Featured in Seirawan's book Winning Chess Tactics
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

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 Stonewall. Modern (A81) 1-0 Tremendous Dbl R Sacrifices
Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 35 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 Def: Leningrad. Matulovic (A89) 1/2-1/2 Take me or lose!
G Kluger vs B Sandor, 1954 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Oops? 30.Rg1!! combines pin, weak back rank & # threat tactics
Saemisch vs Alekhine, 1936 
(A92) Dutch, 56 moves, 0-1

Dutch Alekhine Var (A92) 1-0 N+B pair beats pair o' Rooks
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1936 
(A92) Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

Dutch Classical. Stonewall (A95)0-1 Sac attack nabs cornered R
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 42 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

Cntr Cntr Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Defense (B01) 0-1 Trapped2
M Bagi vs J Vakhidov, 2016 
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 0-1

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

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

Alekhine Def. Modern. Alburt Var (B04) 1-0 Adjacent Ns on 6th
Kasparov vs Palatnik, 1978 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Modern. Main Line (B05)0-1 Own the open lines
G Vescovi vs Leitao, 1998 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Modern. Main Line (B05) 0-1 Tactics prevail
N Kalinin vs I V Kovalenko, 2013 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 0-1

Modern Def (B06) 1-0How long did W take to calculate all this?!
F Roeder vs W Zbikowski, 1983 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 1-0

Czech Def (B06) 1-0 Nxf7 starts a rumble about the countryside
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. 2Knts. Suttles (B06)1/2-Arabian Stalemate w/Crazy R
Matulovic vs Suttles, 1970 
(B06) Robatsch, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lion's Jaw(B07) 1-0 Arabian Mate threat forces Black Q give up
Speelman vs Azmaiparashvili, 1994 
(B07) Pirc, 42 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. (B07) 0-1 Tal blows up the Qside, then dissects Kside
I Blek vs Tal, 1952 
(B07) Pirc, 46 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Byrne Var (B07) 1-0 Ending: B&N beat R
Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Two Knights System (B08) 1-0 Rooks EG
J Hawkins vs M Galyas, 2015
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Classical. Quiet System Parma Def (B08) 1-0 A1 R Trip
K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann/French (B10) If QxR, it's mate on the move
Kasparov vs D Kaiumov, 1976 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 36 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal Games of Capablanca" by Reinfeld
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

It's a doozy, and legitimate this time?!
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 0-1 2 Rs best 1 Q
Shirov vs Anand, 1998 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Exchange 6.Qb3 Qb6 (B13) 0-1 Black Rs rob the pin
V Vepkhvishvili vs N Gogadze, 1980
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 63 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Exchange (B13) /Scandivian (B01) 1-0 Bxf7+, Ne5+unpin
Keres vs V Tepaks, 1942 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 47 moves, 1-0

White to play 21.? Blimey, this one's verging on 'insane'!!
F J Sanchez Guirado vs Ponomariov, 1997 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. ML (B18) 1-0 Flashback not the same
J Manley vs B Connell, 1991 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical (B18) 1-0 Dbl Sac exchange decoy N+
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

"Chess Genius Karpov" - Victor Baturinsky
Karpov vs Huebner, 1982 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Alapin Sicilian. Barmen Def Modern Line (B22) 1-0 Race for #
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin Smith-Morra Declined (B22) 0-1Black mates in 2
Blatny vs Jansa, 1986 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 0-1

Rahman's 27...Rg3!! is a move for the ages.
M Wadsworth vs Z Rahman, 2014 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Traditional (B23) 0-1 RxP sets up skewer+
R Hess vs Fedorowicz, 2007 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed (B25) 1-0 Overworked back rank defender
R Hess vs Robson, 2007
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1Battery assault
W M Duckworth vs Julio Bolbochan, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian (B30) 0-1Brawl includes Dbl R sacs, clearance sac
R Tischbierek vs G Gauglitz, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 21 moves, 0-1

(Underestimated) Rossolimo brillancies
Morozevich vs McShane, 2001 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B31) 0-1 Exchange sac passer
W M Duckworth vs Granda Zuniga, 1987 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

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

Old Sicilian. Open (B34) 1-0 R sacrifice allows Q in
Y Gorlin vs S Burtman, 2000
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open, Maroczy Bind (B38) 1-0 Wood on the fire!
Lasker vs Broderson, 1908 
(B32) Sicilian, 30 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

Sicilian Kan. Wing Attack Fianchetto (B43) 1-0 Dbl++
J M Bellon Lopez vs L Popov, 1977 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 41 moves, 1-0

The Exchange Sacrifice: A Practical Guide
Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1975 
(B44) Sicilian, 79 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 kNight discovery+ forks B
Bacrot vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Artful finish avoids exchange of Qs
P Popovic vs Dusan Rajkovic, 1980 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

21 Rf1-f4 not one but *two* swinging rooks attack Black Kside
Ljubojevic vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 Occupy the center
L Christiansen vs M Zivanic, 2008 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 "An easy win for me"
Tiviakov vs Anand, 2012 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Pile on the pinned pawn
Adams vs V Zvjaginsev, 2001
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense 6.Be2 Modern Var (B56) 1-0 Relentless pressure
Kotronias vs Sasikiran, 2004 
(B56) Sicilian, 55 moves, 1-0

A wild two piece sac that eventually falls short.
J Boudy Bueno vs Szabo, 1979 
(B56) Sicilian, 75 moves, 1-0

Decoy Black king to e7 to set up a winning discovered attack
Anand vs Leko, 1994 
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Modern (B60) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook Device
K Arakhamia-Grant vs P Poobalasingam, 2007 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

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Huebner vs Salov, 1989 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

34. Qh6! makes Black's Rook on h8 an overworked piece
Tal vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Deep fried
P Moran Santamaria vs E Franco Raymundo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Amazing game. Sac, sac, extreme complications...
Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 76 moves, 0-1

Game 53 in Pachman's Decisive Games by Ludek Pachman
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Freak Attack (B90) 1-0 Nice trap, Q gets busy
Waitzkin vs Palatnik, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 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 Exchange C01 0-1 Alekhine's Gun
W Winter vs Alekhine, 1936 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

French Exchange 5.Bb5 (C01) 1-0 Bxf7+ starts Kside attack
Bologan vs A G Aleksandrov, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 0-1More exchanges, gain space, penetrate
Y Ramsingh vs Short, 1983 
(C01) French, Exchange, 35 moves, 0-1

French Advance 7...f6. Main Line (C02) 0-1 Shrewd Rook moves
P Enders vs Uhlmann, 1978 
(C02) French, Advance, 52 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

French Tarrasch. Closed 8...g5 (C05) 0-1 Nice interference
Joel Benjamin vs G Battaglini, 2012
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07)0-1Backward P
Tiviakov vs Psakhis, 1993 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 62 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07) 0-1 Cornered
Tiviakov vs Dreev, 1992 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 0-1

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def(C10) 0-1Black breakthrough h-file
G Timoshchenko vs Karpov, 1961 
(C10) French, 53 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Tactical counter attack artistry
Burn vs E Delmar, 1889 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook device
Van der Wiel vs E Berg, 2007 
(C10) French, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 0-1 Build a bridge
R Pruijssers vs Holzke, 2009
(C11) French, 80 moves, 0-1

A fallen Rook becomes excess to Marshall's cigar
J Esser vs Marshall, 1911 
(C15) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 0-1

Fischer proves he is a genius in all aspects of the game!!!
Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned P (C18) 1-0 h-pawn thrusts, exchange s
Judit Polgar vs Timman, 1992 
(C18) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 0-1 Nearly impregnable
J Mieses vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def (C24) 0-1 Entertaining all around
E M Jackson vs Marshall, 1899 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 1-0Blast the h-file open
Somacarana vs Cochrane, 1855 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def(C24) 0-1Sac, pin, discover+, #
Andrew Smith vs Philidor, 1790 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

The See-Saw Check, Zugzwang, and Other Tactical Tricks, R Trap
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0Double Rook Sacrifice
Alekhine vs B Gregory, 1909 
(C28) Vienna Game, 38 moves, 1-0

KGA Fischer Defense (C34) 1/2-1/2 White had some scares
Spassky vs A Ornstein, 1974 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Brothers & Sisters
Morphy vs Bird, 1859 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 46 moves, 1-0

1) KGA 1.e4 e5 2.f4 e5xf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0... 16.Rxf7!
G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1872 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

2) KGA 1.e4 e5 2.f4 e5xf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0...Deflections
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

3) KGA 1.e4 e5 2.f4 e5xf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0... Cornered
Anderssen vs G Neumann, 1866 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 49 moves, 1-0

4) KGA 1.e4 e5 2.f4 e5xf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0... Boden's #
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

5) KGA 1.e4 e5 2.f4 e5xf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0...Tied to pin
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: French Attack (C42) 1-0 R is immune from capture
Rublevsky vs Jakovenko, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Gambit. London Defense (C44) 1-0 Greco Mate in 5
Charousek vs M Porges, 1896 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Var (C44) 0-1 Another g2 hit
Chapelle vs Anderssen, 1860
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 48 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

Ponziani Opening: Steinitz Var (C44) 1-0 R sac opens file for R
Showalter vs Pillsbury, 1894 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1/2-1/2 Q for 9 pts.
Ivanchuk vs Svidler, 1999 
(C48) Four Knights, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1/2-Heavy duty batteries
Kamsky vs Adams, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Passer
Short vs Speelman, 1991 
(C49) Four Knights, 47 moves, 1-0

Four Knights, Double Spanish Misc. 5.O-O (C49) 0-1 zugzwang end
J Bernstein vs Marshall, 1915 
(C49) Four Knights, 41 moves, 0-1

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

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

Evans Gambit. Anderssen Variation Cordel Line (C51) · 0-1
C H Alexander vs Euwe, 1946 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 50 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware Var (C51) 0-1 Know this EG technique
T L Petrosian vs A Volokitin, 2009 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 66 moves, 0-1

Éste es un ejemplo de qué pasa si el negro juega dubitativo.
Nakamura vs R Hess, 2012 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense (C52) 1-0 Dramatic R sacrfice
Kolisch vs Anderssen, 1861 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Lasting pins are painful
Blackburne / Steel vs Zukertort / Hoffer, 1881 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit (C53)1-0 2 Rook lifts w/N
Jobava vs Karjakin, 2013 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 1-0

Italian, Bird's Attack c3, b4, d3 (C53) 1/2-Dbl R sac 4Arabian
Bird vs Englisch, 1883 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Spanish Berlin Def. Closed Bernstein Var (C66) 1-0 Notes by EL
Lasker vs Salwe, 1909  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 65 moves, 1-0

White's 31st and 47th. Finishing R restriction.
Kamsky vs Akobian, 2012 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Berlin Wall J. Rogers Line (C67) 1-0
Shirov vs A Volokitin, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal (C69) 0-1 Rook robs the pin
S Malesic vs Reshevsky, 1967
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 Imprisoned Rook
Karpov vs Klovans, 1971 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

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

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

Game 54: The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1898 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 50 moves, 1-0

An attempted draw from a crazy rook
Cordel / Minckwitz / Allies vs Anderssen / Goring / Allies, 1871 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 67 moves, 1-0

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

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

48..Ke8 What a stunning move !! Artistic Zugswang
Shirov vs Aronian, 2006 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 58 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish Closed. Keres Defense (C96) 1-0 Obstructed Rook
Leko vs Adams, 2005
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

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

QP Steinitz CG (D00) "The Namesake Game" is certainly worthy!
J Mason vs Steinitz, 1883 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

QP Levitsky Attack 2.Bg5 h6. Euwe (D00) 1-0 W Minority Attack
Kamsky vs S Erenburg, 2014 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

QGDBaltic Defense Pseudo-Slav (D02) 0-1 En prise rook is immune
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 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

Homage to Colle: The classic B sacrifice
Colle vs J J O'Hanlon, 1930 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Judgment & Planning in Chess by Euwe p. 22-27; Know this game!
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1924 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Smyslov makes the rook dance like Barishnokov
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

QGD Austrian Defense. Gusev CG (D06) 1-0 Pinned to check square
Szabo vs O'Kelly, 1946 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

(D06) Fed introduces Boden's Mate to the Baltic Defense.
Fedorowicz vs S Brower, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

QGD Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 0-1 R sac for Q penetration
P Cramling vs Short, 2011 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

QGD Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 0-1 Which Rook? Kill shot
R Shetty vs Short, 2011 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Slav Defense (D15) 1-0 B-R-N sac and offer the 2nd rook!
Aronian vs V S Popov, 2005 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Slav, Chameleon Advance System (D15) 1-0 A smashing finish
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Slav, Alekhine Var(D15)EG: Heavy pieces in action w/pawn pushes
Reti vs Lasker, 1923 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech. Classical System ML (D19) 0-1 Qside P majority
G Wood vs Euwe, 1946 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 36 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech. Classical System (D19) 0-1 Picking off Pawns
Saemisch vs Euwe, 1937 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 46 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Czech. Classical System ML (D19) 0-1 Passer
W Winter vs Euwe, 1937 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech. Classical System ML (D19) 1/2-1/2 Surprise!
V F Titenko vs Murey, 1963 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

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 Displacement R sac
Aronian vs H Stevic, 2010 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1-0

QGA Old Variation (D20) 1/2-1/2 Oops in the corner
E Williams vs Harrwitz, 1846 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA Central Variation. McDonnell Def (D20) 1/2-1/2 Crazy Rook
Miles vs Rachels, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA Showalter Var (D24) 1-0 R decoy sacrifice arranges Q+ fork
Lutikov vs M Mukhitdinov, 1955
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

15...Rd7!! 101 greatest moves ever played (by Tim Krabbe)
Sosonko vs M Rivas Pastor, 1978 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 57 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Normal (D25) 0-1 Damiano's Mate in 4
Baburin vs Adianto, 1993 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

Don't (immediately) take material just because you can
Leitao vs Baburin, 1998 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 N + B pair rules 2 Rs
Karpov vs Gulko, 1996 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. ML (D27)1-0 One exchange sac bests the other
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 50 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

QGAccepted: Rosenthal Variation (D30) 1-0Run around by a kNight
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1925 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD / Dbl Fio (D30) 1-0 Rc7! shocker helps clear the diagonal
S Kuemin vs R Staechelin, 2005 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined (D30) 1-0 Tremendous K hunt
Graf-Stevenson vs Semmler, 1932 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated (D31) 1-0 5 consecutive checks
A Ebralidze vs T Lubensky, 1949 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

QGD Charousek (Petrosian) Var (D31) 0-1 f3, R sac, Q&N together
Lautier vs Vaganian, 2004 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 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

Tarrasch Def Two Knights Var (D32) 0-1 Rough & tumble tackle
T Nissl vs Tarrasch, 1932 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 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

Tarrasch Defense (D34) Pawn storm committment to the very end.
Igor Ivanov vs V Zaltsman, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange (D35) 0-1 Tactics whip Qside minority attack
Karpov vs Beliavsky, 1986 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

QGD Harrwitz Attack (D35) 1-0 Rob the pin, bust up the h-file
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD Three Knights (D37) 1-0 Exchange sac for a K walk
Petrosian vs Guimard, 1955 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 1-0

QGD Vienna. Quiet Var (D37) 0-1 Bully R says "Here take me!"
Pillsbury vs Steinitz, 1896 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 1-0 Black pays for leaving pawns on board
T Hillarp Persson vs T Thomsen, 1997 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 The more active Rook wins
W Ward vs Teichmann, 1900
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

TAL- recommended by himself as one of his most interesting
Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

41 ... Rf6xf3! Black c8-queen has c2-safe square to attack g2-K
V Chuchelov vs Shirov, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Different Greek recipe
Browne vs Kaidanov, 1994 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Wade (D47)1-0 Brilliancy or not - just 17
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Meran. Reynolds' Variation (D48) 1-0 R-B-N Sac
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1965 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 34 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 1-0 Prevent castling and more
Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1910 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

QGD Tartakower Defense (D58) 1-0 2 Rooks w/2 pawns beat Queen
Kramnik vs D Andreikin, 2013 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 63 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 1-0 Skilled build-up
S Slipak vs F Braga, 1998 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

My Great Predecessors by Garry Kasparov
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 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

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Delayed Exchange (D76) 0-1 Back rank pin
Leitao vs Caruana, 2010 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 24 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 0-1 Blind Swine on the 2nd will promote
Wade vs N Littlewood, 1971 
(D80) Grunfeld, 47 moves, 0-1

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

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

Catalan Opening (E00) 0-1 Dark Horse
Aronian vs Topalov, 2008 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

Catalan, Open Def. Alekhine Var (E03) 1/2- Machine allows draw
Kramnik vs Deep Fritz, 2006 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bogo-Indian Def Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0 Pin, R sac, Spearhead
Marshall vs Vladimir Petrov, 1930 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Trapped pair of Rs
Ivkov vs I Kanko, 1963 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 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. Nimzowitsch, Quiet Line (E15) 1-0 Exchange Sac
Anand vs Karpov, 1997 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 100 moves, 1-0

A sacrifice so nice, he had to play it twice.
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15)1-0 A beautiful rook move
Topalov vs Anand, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

QID (E15) 1-0 Spectacular sacrificial Kside smash
Carlsen vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

QID Opocensky Var (E17) 1-0 Pinter's Brilliancy
Pinter vs C Thomson, 1989 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Three Knights (E21) 0-1 Black shows courage
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2006 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 55 moves, 0-1

31...Rxf3!! uses discovered attack, deflection, weak back rank
Stahlberg vs Alekhine, 1930 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 31 moves, 0-1

NID Spielmann. Stahlberg Var(E23) 1-0He made a name for himself
Stahlberg vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 31 moves, 1-0

NID Saemisch. Accelerated (E24) 0-1Sac 2 Rs for 2 Connected Ps
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 47 moves, 0-1

NID Saemisch Accelerated (E24) 0-1 Sham Q sac, rob the pin
Botvinnik vs Kotov, 1946 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Var (E32) 1-0 Stripped
Bosboom-Lanchava vs W Spoelman, 2005 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

A "gruesome example of a blockade" -- GM Neil McDonald
M Feigin vs M Monticelli, 1936 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Berlin (E38) 1-0 Dbl R sacrifices
Euwe vs H Kramer, 1950
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 23 moves, 1-0

NID Classical. Berlin Var Pirc Var(E39) 1/2-K&Q vs cornered K&R
Morozevich vs Jakovenko, 2006 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

NID Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 0-1 The horse is hers!
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 0-1Inexorable precision
Portisch vs Huebner, 1978 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 39 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

Petrosian's 25.. Re6 exchange sacrifice
Reshevsky vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID Normal. Bernstein Defense (E59) 1-0 Outside passer
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 57 moves, 1-0

The Road to Chess Mastery by Max Euwe - Tactical themes
Euwe vs V Nestler, 1950 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Indian Game: West Indian Def (E61) 0-1 Double Pin
Bareev vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E61) King's Indian, 19 moves, 0-1

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (1929-1984)
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1 Sacrificial exposure
K Grigorian vs A Planinc, 1965 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 26 moves, 0-1

KID Makagonov Var (E71) 0-1 W lost initiative, file control
J Wojcieszyn vs L Dworakowski, 2001
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 34 moves, 0-1

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

Bravo, Cheparinov ! Really nice!
Wang Yue vs I Cheparinov, 2007 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 54 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

Long live the King's Indian! Long live Radjabov!
Shirov vs Radjabov, 2007 
(E97) King's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

KID Bayonet Attack (E97) 0-1 Flawed P rollers on opposite wings
Anand vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

A rook VS two knights and a bishop...who will win?
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black sacrifices a rook in a similar theme to Larsen-Tal, 1969.
Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

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