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Memo '16 to C Quad
Compiled by fredthebear
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1) Read your memos! Otherwise, ignorance makes you a screw up. 2) Play more chess. Read that endgame chapter in Horowitz' book. 3) Be nice to people in word and deed. What a pleasant surprise:0 4) Do what your memos say to do. Otherwise, you'll get canned. 5) Don't play chess at work unless it's your lunch break. See #4.

Ralph, immediately after you've read this, come to my office.

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

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Variation (A White Hedgehog)
Fischer vs Mecking, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Open diagonals and pins are powerful!
Tarrasch vs Sergel, 1891 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Very Uncommon Corner Mate by the Very Uncommon Morphy
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Morphy robs the pinned bishop
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Steinitz shows his brilliance in a Queen sac for a King walk
Steinitz vs Rock, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

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

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

Standard Bxf7+ followed by Ng5+ miniature
L Monosson vs M Fauque, 1935 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Nice tactics, lawn mower mate
Santasiere vs F Reinfeld, 1937 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Fischer's intermezzo checks allow his Q to escape & nab Black Q
Fischer vs D Ina, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Anderssen Opening / English (A00) 1-0 Check & fork EAD N
K de Kruif vs Paul RJ Plant, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs 1...b6 (A00) 1-0 The White Q is very active
D Madsen vs L Christian Moltu, 2009 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening Miniature (A00) 1-0 Stunning Blackburne's Mate!
Konstantin Chernyshov (elder) vs A Lesiak, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Unwise Opening beats Wise Man from the East.
D Gedult vs Melchior, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Napoleon Attack (A00) 1-0 Like flies
D Santoro vs F Roman, 1987 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 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

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

overload + deflection + diversion + interference -> obstruction
Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation Be2, Bb2 (A03) 1-0 Spearhead
T Sloan vs J Kulbacki, 1992 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening/Nimzo-Larsen (A04) VERY efficient model game!
Plachetka vs L Zinn, 1974 
(A04) Reti Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

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: Kside Fianchetto (A04) 0-1 R capture 1st
A Ostl vs Nunn, 1988
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 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 Opening (A04) Pin the Defender then snatch the Defendant
E Ghaem Maghami vs Chekhov, 2000 
(A04) Reti Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A06) 1-0 Bully B wants to be taken
Korchnoi vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Zukertort: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 0-1 Must know crusher
S Panzalovic vs O Dancevski, 1990 
(A04) Reti Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

Beat the Barcza System - no e4 (A06) 0-1 Marshall toys w/AN
Nimzowitsch vs Marshall, 1907 
(A06) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

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

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

Yet another lethal KIA kingside attack against the French
Vasiukov vs Uhlmann, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack vs French-Sicilian (A07) 1-0Must Know this EG
Zhong Zhang vs D Marciano, 2016 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

Fischer ignores the threatened 29 ... Rf8xNf3, plays 29 h5xg6!!
Fischer vs U Geller, 1968 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

KIA vs FR (A08) 1-0 Outnumbered 2 attackers, 1 defender = N sac
Bronstein vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 15 moves, 1-0

French Defense: K's Indian Attack (A08) 0-1 Qside assault
T Spanton vs W B Wright, 2007 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

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

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Keres Def (A14)1-0 Larry's Best
L Christiansen vs Portisch, 1981 
(A14) English, 31 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def K's Knight (A15) 0-1 Fine combination
H Appel vs Najdorf, 1945 
(A15) English, 22 moves, 0-1

Mate-in-one may be forcing, but a discovered check is too
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1

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

K's English. Troger Defense (A21) 1-0 B zwischenzug capture w/+
R Satterlee vs J Kulbacki, 1992 
(A21) English, 17 moves, 1-0

King's English. 3Knights (A27) 1-0 Standard fianchetto trap
D Andreikin vs Karjakin, 2010 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

King's English. Three Knights System (A27) 1-0 minors pop c7
Onischuk vs A Kovacevic, 1991 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 12 moves, 1-0

K's English. 4 Knights Fianchetto (A29) 0-1 Simul blunder
L Christiansen vs C Diebert, 1978 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 31 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Four Knights (A30) 1-0 B & R sac for Qh5+
Kramnik vs NN, 1999 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Hedgehog Defense (A30) 1-0 Double Attack
J Gustafsson vs M Prusikin, 2004 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 19 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical Botvinnik System (A36) 1-0 Tactics abound
H Gabuzyan vs T Nabaty, 2012
(A36) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 139, My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower
Tartakower vs A Gromer, 1933 
(A36) English, 66 moves, 1-0

French/Owen's Defense (A40) 1-0 15 moves, smothered mate
H Namyslo vs R Lau, 1996 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

N unpin Q sac starts trouble. B pin sac, N fork+ ends it.
Keene vs E Fielder, 1964  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Defense: General (A40) 1-0 Famous king walk
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Modern Defense: Beefeater Var (A40) 0-1 X-ray Defense
J Kulbacki vs B Wall, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

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

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

Benoni-Indian Def (A43) 1-0 Almost every key tactical device
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

Frenchman builds a house on sand
A Durao vs S Horta, 1954 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Veresov vs NY System (A45) 1-0 Fatal un-doubling of pawns
Speelman vs G H Bennett, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Must Know Veresov Mini: Indian Game: Maddigan Gambit (A45) 1-0
A Roesch vs R Reinhard, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 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

Edgar Colle (1897-1932) Nxf7 sacrificial masterpiece
Colle vs Gruenfeld, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

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

London System vs KID (A48) 1-0 Knights haggle into EG
Bondarevsky vs Aronin, 1951 
(A48) King's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Barczay Indian (A50) 0-1 What happens after the exchanges?
Fedorowicz vs J L Watson, 1995 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Pyrenees Gambit(A50) 0-1 Q sac, then R lawnmower #
Kasparov vs W Cotrina, 1993 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Benoni, Hromadka System (A56) 0-1 Pin it to win it FAILED!
L Spassov vs Adorjan, 1977 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Four Pawns Attack (A68) 0-1 12...NxNc3 does it
I Arakelov vs S Ivanov, 1995 
(A68) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, 12 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Classical. New York Var (A70) 1-0Makin' Threats
Reshevsky vs J Gallagher, 1990 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 22 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 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 E Gleizerov, 1992 
(A84) Dutch, 20 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Rubinstein Var (A84) 1-0 Discovered double attack
A Brito Garcia vs J Chacon Jerez, 1996 
(A84) Dutch, 9 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense (A85) 0-1 White knight can't take either one!
V Litvinov vs Veresov, 1958 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 13 moves, 0-1

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

Dutch Classical (A96) 1-0 Immune Q; zugwang ending
Botvinnik vs Kan, 1931 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Dutch Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky (A97) 0-1 Mean pawn discovery!
J M Ripley vs O Hardy, 1963 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 11 moves, 0-1

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

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Two consecutive humdinger N sacrifices
E Bhend vs E Schneiders, 1985 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Greco was great before anyone knew how great he was
Greco vs NN, 1619 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense/Hippo (B00) 0-1 Supported check & fork LPDO Bishop
S Vuksanovic vs N Gaprindashvili, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 49 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

3..Qd8-Ilundain Variation. Capa's unpin opening trap in action
A Raetsky vs Wolfgang Schmid, 2012 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Qd8 Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 Reversed Englund Gambit
L Ingram vs A McDonald, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Leonhardt Gambit b4 (B01) 1-0 Poisoned h-pawn
Koltanowski vs W Windom, 1960 
(B01) Scandinavian, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Cntr Cntr Defense 5...Qa5 (B01)0-1 W capture sequence backfires
Zabrzeski vs Angelov, 1967 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Mieses Variation (B01) 0-1 Warning to White - B pins!
G Helbach vs Rotlewi, 1909 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian, Modern (B01) 1-0 Sac removes guard; interference
A Paglilla vs F Lida Garcia, 1995
(B01) Scandinavian, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Scandinavian Defense: Portuguese Variation (B01) 0-1 Stunning!
F Halwick vs Roberto Pe Ang, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 0-1

Center Counter Defense: Main Lines (B01) 0-1 Unpin+ backfires
Neureiter vs H Reinle, 1922 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def. Icelandic-Palme G. (B01)0-1 All3 heavy pieces
A Sokolov vs Speelman, 1989 
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: Gambit (B01) 0-1 4 Black pieces hone in
Siggens vs Philips, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Maroczy Var (B02) 0-1 Beware same side B&N
J Lastovicka vs F Vykydal, 1971 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Saemisch Attack (B02) 0-1 Lost horse regardless
U Voigt vs Pribyl, 1996 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Saemisch Attack (B02) 1-0 Fantastic Rs Play!
B Verlinsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: 4Pawns Attack. Trifunovic Var (B03) 1/2-Perpetual
M Wootton vs W Kilmer, 2007 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Def, Modern, Main Line (B05) 1-0 Q Sac Promotion
Zsofia Polgar vs Palatnik, 1989 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 53 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense (B05) 1-0 Decoy the Black K & Q into a N fork
Luer vs Rattman, 1922 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 11 moves, 1-0

22Iso Alekhine Def Modern ML (B05) 1-0 Tactical Mutual Isolanis
N Coenen vs G Burgess, 2002 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 30 moves, 1-0

Czech Defense (B06) 1-0 Pile on the pin
R Djurhuus vs Kramnik, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Liverpool 1874 "Fiddling While Burn Roams" (GOTD)
Burn vs Owen, 1874 
(B06) Robatsch, 14 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard (B06) 1-0 Pawn roller
Nunn vs C Crouch, 1993 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 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

Positional play, Qside minority attack, Q vs 2 rooks
E Jimenez Zerquera vs Keene, 1974  
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense (B07) 1-0 Q sac upon overworked pawn
Eigil Pedersen vs H Keller, 1952
(B07) Pirc, 21 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Kholmov System (B07) 1-0 Bone in throat, rob the pin
G Timmerman vs A Rosmuller, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 14 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Classical. Quiet System (B08) 1-0 P lever restricts
Kasparov vs A Sendur, 1976 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 22 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical. 2Knights (B08) 1-0 He missed 15...Be5
Schiffler vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 16 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 0-1 Count accurately
I Gaponenko vs Dreev, 2016
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 39 Smothered Mate in 6!
Keres vs E Arlamowski, 1950 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 6 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Exchange (B10) 0-1 Black creates a passer
Yates vs Euwe, 1930 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 0-1

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

Pawn chains leave weakness and exposure behind them
P Ricardi vs D H Campora, 1997
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

C-K Def Adv 3...c5 Botvinnik-Carls Def (B12) 1-0 Unpin, R sac
Rublevsky vs K Asrian, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 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 Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Black has weak pawns
Adams vs A Summerscale, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Retreating discovery
Nunn vs I Stohl, 1993 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange Var (B13) 1-0 Unpin wins material
Ziganovic vs Laketic, 1980 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin Barmen Def Central Exchange / C-K(B13) 1-0
B Wall vs J Thomas, 1977 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 9 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Very efficient
L Owen vs R L Mapes, 1984 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Checks trap Black Q
W Schmidt vs C Maalouf, 1961 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

36.Be5 removes all doubt by pinning promotion defender
Fischer vs Euwe, 1960 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 36 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, Bronstein-Larsen Variation (B16) 0-1 Poisoned Bishop
K Aseev vs Bronstein, 1982 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 14 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Classical (B18) 1-0 Tremendous EG technique
Negi vs S Erenburg, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 73 moves, 1-0

C-K Classical Main lines (B19) 1-0 Sacrificial Kside Attack
K Landa vs E Shaposhnikov, 2005 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Classical. ML (B19) 1-0 EG exchange principle mishap
G Timoshenko vs P Marusenko, 1991 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Invitation to Sicilian Alapin; e4Pawn looks free for the taking
G Welling vs T Veugen, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 4 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Chinese Variation (B07) 1-0 Chinese Immortal
Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Variation (B20) 1-0 Threats and counters
Spassky vs K Wockenfuss, 1981 
(B20) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Wing Gambit (B20) 1-0 Bxh7+, Ng5+, Qh5, etc.
Marshall vs Stodie, 1920 
(B20) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Oldie but Goodie becomes lethal KG attack on the f-file
G Schnitzler vs Eberle, 1861 
(B20) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Bowlder Attk (B20) 0-1 What occurs after an exchange?
H Bailey vs Keene, 1962 
(B20) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 Offramp comments
E Lowe vs H Kennedy, 1849 
(B20) Sicilian, 18 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian, Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 She got caught pokin' about
M Pesa vs G Jones, 2011 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Morphy Gambit (B21) 1-0 Blunder Bust
Shumov vs Jaenisch, 1851 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1 Siberian Trap
W Byrne vs R Rozycki, 1992 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Smith-Morra G (B21)1-0 Common open d-file K deflection
D Zardus vs A Steventon, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

It's a Danish>Smith-Morra Gambit, same Bxf7+ concept
B Wall vs R Monahan, 1972 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 1-0 Sweet c7 royal attack
P De Bortoli vs B Smaraglay, 1993
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 12 moves, 1-0

The wrong Smith-Morra Gambit defense; accuracy by White
Kurtes vs Berta, 1958 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

S-M G Declinded (B21) A nice selection of forks w/Bxf2+
Petterson vs E Larsson, 1963 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 0-1

How to turn the tables in a tense position
A Khavsky vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Morphy Gambit (B21) Scorching game from Morphy
Morphy vs J L Preti, 1858 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

p. 85 of IM Marc Esserman's book *Mayhem in the Morra!* (2012)
Tal vs Neibult, 1991 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 (B22) 1-0 10 move smothered mate using pin
I A Horowitz vs Plankart, 1958 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin Barmen Defense Central Exchange (B22) 1-0 Unpin
E Naiditsch vs A Draeger, 2000 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3. Barmen Def Central Exchange (B22) 1-0 d-bone
Koltanowski vs NN, 1955 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin Variation (B22) 0-1 She changed her mind
B Wall vs S Millimaci, 1988 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 11 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 Barmen Def Central Exch (B22) Common trap
S Noorda vs J Sibe, 1965 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin. Stoltz Attack (B22)1-0 K walk along B hwy
Pavasovic vs V Hamitevici, 2010 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin, Barmen Def (B22) Black picks his poison
G Lane vs J Flesch, 1983 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Alapin vs Dragon (B22) 1-0 Pile on the pin + passer
Pavasovic vs M Spoljar, 2007
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 27 moves, 1-0

White wins a valuable center pawn after the Queens come off
E Weinzettl vs R Wukits, 2001 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin (B22) 1-0 Nxf7 w/Q+B battery to hit e6
D Brandenburg vs J Broekmeulen, 2006 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin (B22) 0-1 B & N+ attack c2, Ke1
Zakar vs Szabo, 1933 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin Barmen Def (B22) 1-0Sweet skewer -> Back rank#
W Chen vs K McDonald, 2013 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 22 moves, 1-0

Sic Alapin, Barmen Def Central Exchange (B22) 1-0 Standard trap
W Neto vs K Banas, 1993 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Delayed Sicilian Alapin 3.c3 Unpin miniature in 8 moves, 1-0
B Thelen vs NN, 1930 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed 3.f4 (B23) 1-0 Add attacker to EAD creates pin
P Theon vs G Andruet, 1986 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 13 moves, 1-0

Always consider En Prise moves as possible 2-movers
N Gaprindashvili vs A Blagidze, 1963 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 15 moves, 1-0

Last move K to 6th is critical. P to 6th = stalemate.
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed (B26) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene
Hecht vs Keene, 1972  
(B26) Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3, 32 moves, 0-1

Cited in Polugayevsky's <"The Silician Labyrinth">
Aronin vs Kantarovich, 1960 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sic Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) Mini: Fischer's Q trap or #
Humburg vs W Mandel, 1965 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Discovery
Adorjan vs S Reuben, 1973 
(B30) Sicilian, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Bb5 (B30) 1-0 Tal works this pin like a finger puppet
Tal vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1970 
(B30) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian 4.c3 (B30) 0-1 Crosspin
Brosztel vs Charousek, 1892 
(B30) Sicilian, 21 moves, 0-1

9...0-0! is a better variation. White robs a pair of pins.
Rossolimo vs C Kottnauer, 1948 
(B30) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 0-1 Rook Hard-at-Work
J Smeets vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Modern Bc4 Var (B35) 1-0Open h-file, long diag
H Rittner vs S Bernstein, 1965 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 54 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin Variation (B40) 1-0
Shaked vs J Hellsten, 1997
(B40) Sicilian, 67 moves, 1-0

What a bozo! Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) 1-0
Margave vs NN, 1976 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Analyzed by Bobby Fischer in his "My 60 Memorable Games"
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B40) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Pin. Koch Var (B40) 1-0 Dbl threat Qd8+ & QxBa5
Glek vs I Voss, 1991 
(B40) Sicilian, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 30: Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs B Kostic, 1922 
(B40) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern(B42) 0-1 If you take, then I take
J K Singh vs A Lockhart / Christian, 1986 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 N&B trap royalty at home
M S Tseitlin vs I Taimanov, 1981 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 White surges forward
Akopian vs Lautier, 2009 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B47) 0-1 Baiting the line of check w/a piece
E Moskalyuk vs M Brodsky, 1998 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Deferred (B50) 1-0 P fork wins minor or Q
I Rivise vs J C Rather, 1946 
(B50) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Capture-Recapture-Fork
Kasparov vs A Ringel, 2000 
(B50) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Modern 5.Qxd4 (B50) 1-0Capture, Recapture, Q+ & F
Kurajica vs Velimirovic, 1972 
(B50) Sicilian, 15 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: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Miniature
V Malakhov vs Areshchenko, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Chekhover Qxd4 (B53) 1-0 N fork nabs Black rook
J Sarkar vs A Byron, 2015
(B53) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Resembles the Smith-Morra Gambit; Bxf7+ removes the K defender
M De Bolster vs NN, 1970 
(B53) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Modern Var (B56) 1-0 Common trap in the Sicilian
Szabo vs B Sooky, 1946 
(B56) Sicilian, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical. Fianchetto (B56) 1-0Cross pin the Spreahead
Rada vs Kostal, 1942 
(B56) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sic Classical (B57)Open d-file allows QxQd8 after Bxf7+ deflect
Schestakov vs Gusseinow, 1967 
(B57) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer. Modern(B61) 0-1B fork coming after Xs
G Micalizzi vs Anand, 1990 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 14 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon (B70) 1-0 Famous Wayward kNight Trap
V Borsony vs A Laustsen, 1956 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Levenfish (B71) 1-0 Zwischenzug N capture+ 1st
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

The open d-file is dangerous for the Black Q if White can check
J L Alvarez del Monte vs C Hounie Fleurquin, 1961 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Levenfish(B71) 1-0Battle rages center to Kside
Nezhmetdinov vs P Ermolin, 1946 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Sic Dragon (B72) A Well known trap. If Nc6 then Ng4 is playable
K Rahn vs Rellstab, 1941 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Classical(B74) 1-0Exchange, then what happens?
B Kostic vs Noteboom, 1931 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack ML (B77) 1-0 Sacs & a passer
Karpov vs E Gik, 1968 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Tal Var(B82) 1-0 Back rank do's & don'ts
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 1-0 + & fork 2x
Fischer vs O Gadia, 1960 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) Var (B91) 1-0 Rob the pin
Kieninger vs Mross, 1941 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 0-1 Dragondorf?
Anand vs Kasparov, 1992 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B95) 0-1 Remarkably calm defense
M Morris vs P Moulin, 1991 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Black sacs come up short
Kasparov vs Constellation, 1985 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

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

French Defense: General (C00) 0-1 Standard Q trap f3/f6 by Bs
NN vs R Blaine, 1980 
(C00) French Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

French, Diemer-Duhm Gambit (C00) 0-1 Q trap in 15 moves
Sperling vs E J Diemer, 1955 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

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

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

French Exchange (C01) 1-0N sac, RxR+ deflects Black Q, then Qh2
Staunton vs Cunningham, 1856 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

The Korchnoi Queen on g3 piles on the pinned f2 pawn
S Tatai vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C01) French, Exchange, 14 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin / French Advance 6.a3 Main Line (C02) 0-1
S Yordanova vs I Vasilevich, 2014
(C02) French, Advance, 53 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance (C02) 0-1Black rescued his extra kNight
K Treybal vs Foltys, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 9 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance (C02)0-1 It's 3 vs 2 or Qc3+ & fork Ra1
Estrin vs Y Neishtadt, 1938 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 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

French Advance. Euwe Var (C02) 0-1 Tactical play on queenside
R Schreiner vs Hertneck, 1990
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Lputian 6.a3 Nh6 (C02) 0-1 Viktor strikes w/pin
Fressinet vs Korchnoi, 1996 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Euwe 6.a3 a5 7.Bd3 Bd7 (C02) 0-1 Qside Q fork
H Vatter vs Korchnoi, 1986
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch (C03) 1-0 Both give up Qs; Black wants passer
G Lane vs Short, 2004 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05) 1-0 Interference
W Bialas vs K Darga, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 18 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 Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 Pin
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 11 moves, 1-0

FrenchTarrasch. Chistyakov Def (C07) 1-0 Model Rook ending
Tarrasch vs E Thorold, 1890 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1-0

Both Black knights are pinned
Tal vs M Strelkov, 1949 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

Notes by Dr. Emanuel Lasker in "Lasker's Chess Magazine" 1907
Maroczy vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Franco-Sicilian Def: Marshall Gambit (C10) 1-0 Qside Discovery+
B Wall vs J Lippert, 1980 
(C10) French, 8 moves, 1-0

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

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

13 ... Qd8-a5+! tempo to play 14 ... Qa5-f5 defending h7-square
P Charbonneau vs H A Hussein Al-Ali, 2008 
(C10) French, 13 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Rubinstein (C10)0-1 N fork w/a discovered attk
J Klavins vs Tal, 1949 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 0-1

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

French Classical. Swiss Variation (C11) 1-0 Morphy-like K hunt
Blackburne vs Thomson, 1885  
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0 Nab pawn grabbing Q
B Wall vs N Barsalou, 1980 
(C11) French, 8 moves, 1-0

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

French Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0 Notes by Reti
Alekhine vs Fahrni, 1914  
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

Schlecter's Gems; Sling the Bxh7+ Sac, offer the Rook too!
Schlechter vs Siegfried August Wolf, 1894 
(C13) French, 16 moves, 1-0

French Classical Variation. Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Greek gift
Pillsbury vs Chaseray, 1902 
(C13) French, 13 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 Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Breyer Var (C13) 1-0 Discovery
Velimirovic vs N Ristovic, 1995 
(C13) French, 10 moves, 1-0

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Maroczy Var (C13) 1-0Sac attack
Nisipeanu vs A Florean, 1995 
(C13) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Classic Bxh7+ sacrifice yields sideways Epaulette Mate vsFrench
M Pestalozzi vs D Duhm, 1900 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Just take it!
Blackburne vs Tarrasch, 1885  
(C13) French, 22 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer(C15) 1-0 Ignore the threat, check for +
J Minckwitz vs S Mieses, 1872 
(C15) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

Another quick brilliant Alekhine game with queen sac included.
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

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

8Iso 18...Nc8! maneuvers to exploit the weak pawns
Sax vs I Farago, 1973 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

King Pawn Game: Alapin Opening (C20) 0-1 7.Ng3 might hold it.
NN vs E Canal, 1935 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

It aint over 'til it's over!
Morphy vs A Bottin, 1858 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

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

K Pawn Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 Discovery coming next
Alapin vs A Schwarz, 1898 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 Watch your backdoor!
A Vihmand vs H Haavamae, 2012 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game, Center Pawn Duo vs 2...f6? (C20) 1-0 Laugher
Alekhine vs NN, 1936 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

1.P-K4 Macleod Attack (C20) 0-1 Each color has a Super Pawn!
Y Rusakov vs B Verlinsky, 1947 
(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

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

Beyer Gambit (C21) 1-0 The most sudden K walk that I know of.
Sas vs NN, 1904 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Normal Var (C22) 1-0 Decoy, Pin, QxQ
Bronstein vs NN, 1950 
(C22) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 1-0Pin, Q sac opens h-file R#
L'Hermet vs Hagemann, 1888 
(C22) Center Game, 14 moves, 1-0

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

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

Bishop's Opening: Urusov Gambit (C24)1-0 Rob the pin, spearhead
I A Horowitz vs NN, 1939 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Paulsen / Hungarian (C25) 1-0 Underpromotion+
J Mieses vs B Richter, 1887 
(C25) Vienna, 76 moves, 1-0

Vienna G. Steinitz G. Fraser-Minckwitz Def (C25) 0-1 Decoy
Steinitz vs J Minckwitz, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 0-1

Clearance, deflection, fork earns tournament brilliancy prize
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit (C25) 1-0 Legall's Mate
Pillsbury vs Fernandez, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Prepare the Pin: A nice motif that comes up fairly often.
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C28) Vienna Game, 11 moves, 1-0

KGD Classical (C30) 1-0 PM abuses the f-file as usual
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1858 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Very interesting succession of pins and counter-pins
Michelet vs Kieseritzky, 1845 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Anderssen was deadly from distance!
F Riemann vs Anderssen, 1876 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Always Ask "Can I be put in check AFTER castling?"
J Aulin-Jansson vs E Lie, 2006 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

Another queen trap w/aid of a pin
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 0-1

KGA Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 Blindfold; Supreme piling on the pin
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(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

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

KGA Hanstein Gambit (C38) 1-0Simple, good-to-know N EG position
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 49 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 0-1 Overworked Pawn
N Kabanov vs P Skatchkov, 2013
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Mason CG (C40) 0-1 Typical Q+ & fork LPDO B
M Duppel vs P Rouzaud, 2001 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

Damiano 8. h4 h5 9. Bxb7 Bxb7 10. Qf5+ Kh6 11. d4+ g5 12. Qf7
P Korhonen vs Chai Chin Lim, 2000 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Elephant G: Maroczy Gambit (C40) 1-0 Too many Black Q&P moves
M Parligras vs A Gunnarsson, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

McConnell Def. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Qf6?! (C40) 1-0 Royal Punishment
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

K Pawn McConnell Defense (C40) 1-0 Qf6 is a common trap square
Koltanowski vs W Nolan, 1960 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's Double Rook Sacrifice
Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(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

10.Bxf7+ Rxf7 11.Qc4 leaves White better
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

A different ending to the same Philidor Defense book trap (C41)
Y Rantanen vs T Tuomala, 1992 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

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

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

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 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 Defense: Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 Boden's # w/Queen
O Krause vs B Leussen, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Unpin immediately
Leko vs J Smeets, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Russian Game: Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42) 1-0 Deflection 31.b4!
McShane vs Lahno, 2004 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Mason (C42) 0-1 P tactics alert
V Lizel vs Alapin, 1879
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42) 1-0 Bxh7 worthwhile
J Minckwitz vs Alapin, 1889
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) 1-0 Control
S Sulskis vs T Michalczak, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Var (C42) 1-0 R fork
Anand vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

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

-Ponziani Opening- 1-0, 7 moves; pin the Q
Sturell vs NN, 1956 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 1-0

Game 152: The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
L Bachmann vs Kunstmann, 1899 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Greco's Mate
Euwe vs Wiersma, 1920 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Get the queen in close and give her some assistance
Morphy vs Hart, 1854 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 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

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 (C44) 1-0 Discovered attack on Black queen
L Komarek vs A Korn, 1992 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Cátedra de Kasparov contra Karpov en el Mundial
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C45) Scotch Game, 102 moves, 1-0

Battery double attack Qxf7# and QxRa8
F Dieperink vs P Klootwijk, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 1-0

2 kNights Def./ Scotch Gambit. Kside (C45) 1-0 2 mating squares
J Vasser vs T Brookshear, 1981 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1-0 3-in-1 threats hard to meet
A Khasin vs Lilienthal, 1955 
(C45) Scotch Game, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch (C45) 1-0 Common mini when fianchetto B bites the dust
B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 0-1 Nimzowitsch missed the draw
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1911 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game 4...Qh4 Modern Defense (C45) 1-0 Reti's Mate
Maczuski vs Kolisch, 1864 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Scotch 4... Qh4: Steinitz Variation Queen Trap
P Frazer vs Taubenhaus, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Horwitz Attack 4...Qh4 (C45) 1-0 Make an = or > threat
Horwitz vs Staunton, 1846 
(C45) Scotch Game, 33 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

Four Knights Game: Italian Fork Trick (C46) 0-1 ...b5 Q trap
R Rysan vs M Drtina, 1994 
(C46) Three Knights, 10 moves, 0-1

Scotch/3 Knights, Steinitz Defense (C46) 1-0 common miniature
G Minchev vs D Miraschiev, 1986 
(C46) Three Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian (C46) 1-0 Q+ & fork EAD Rook
J L Watson vs W Alexander, 1994
(C46) Three Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

Three Knights/Scotch (C46) 1-0 Opening king walker
Euwe vs H van Hartingsvelt, 1920 
(C46) Three Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Four Knights Glek (C47) 1-0 Unpin sets up discovered check
P Guyot vs S Trassaert, 1990 
(C47) Four Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

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 Glek-Vienna (C47) 1-0 Win a pawn w/advantage
Glek vs W Maes, 1992 
(C47) Four Knights, 32 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. Classical Var (C48)1-0 P fork trick works
Leonhardt vs Spielmann, 1906 
(C48) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

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

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 Var (C48) 0-1 h-file attack
Z Belsitzmann vs Rubinstein, 1917 
(C48) Four Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48)1-0 Classic Queen Ending!
Maroczy vs Marshall, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 60 moves, 1-0

Spanish Four Knights, Janowski Var (C49) 1/2-1/2 OCB ending
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C49) Four Knights, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1/2 Pawn skeleton
Adams vs Korchnoi, 1996 
(C49) Four Knights, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

"You can't win by resigning!" -Tartakower; 39...Qf7! saves it.
A Martorelli vs Antunes, 1985 
(C49) Four Knights, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights (C50) 0-1 Q+ & fork B
J H Lohr vs Euwe, 1923 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 0-1

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

Italian (C50) 0-1 Typical attack, first smothered mate
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian Giuoco Pianissimo (C50) 0-1Fishing pole into Legal's #
Fucini vs Olivari, 1895 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Italian, Hungarian Def (C50) 1-0 W retains slight initiative
Vasiukov vs Gheorghiu, 1974
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 46 moves, 1-0

Italian Game (C50) 1-0 Pin, Discovered Double Check, Ng6#
J Watkinson vs NN, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian 4Knts (C50) 0-1En prise+ clears file
James Thompson vs Morphy, 1857 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Italian Game 4.0-0 f5 5.d4 (C50) 1-0 A rim rockin' slam dunk!!
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Evans Gambit. Anderssen Var (C51) 1-0 No 7.Qb3, she roams about
Fischer vs O Celle, 1964 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Improve Your Chess by GM Hansen, Gambit Pub. ©2009 p. 16
Anderssen vs Mayet, 1851 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Tarrasch Var (C53) 0-1 Retreat to win
E Contedini vs Euwe, 1960 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical. Tarrasch (C53) 1-0Rob the pin, hit the 7th!
Spielmann vs E Eliskases, 1936 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 47 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical Var (C53) 1-0 B-N-Q mating pattern vs. h6
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Classical. De la Bourdonnais Var (C53) 1-0 Promo R trap
Leonhardt vs Maroczy, 1907 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 1-0

Italian Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54) 1-0 BFTC
Euwe vs S Van Mindeno, 1927 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Classical. Greco Gambit Traditional (C54) 1-0 20.Ne6!?
Rossolimo vs A Dunkelblum, 1950 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

Tal is pressured in a simul, and the response is breathtaking!
Tal vs Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian Var (C55) 1/2-1/2 Same color Bs
Tartakower vs Leonhardt, 1911 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Ne6 traps Dd8
W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 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)1-0 K walk
Chigorin vs Charousek, 1896 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Unsound knight sacrifice, giving excellent practical chances
V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 Pound away!
Euwe vs G Kroone, 1919 
(C56) Two Knights, 14 moves, 1-0

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

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

Two Knights Def Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit- 0-1, 17 moves, Q sac
Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Remove the Guard, Loose Bishop, Exposed King, Q+ & Fork LPDO
D Gross vs M Bujak, 2001 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Schliemann Def. Tartakower (C63) 1-0 Decisive B threats
A Brinckmann vs Kieninger, 1932  
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish Classical. Cordel G. (C64) 1-0 Pinned to mating square
S Mariotti vs Nunn, 1970 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Classical. Modern ML (C64) 1-0 dxe5 piles on pinned N
W Pritchard vs I Hund, 1981 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Defense. Beverwijk Var (C65) 0-1 Sac to expose
Hoffmann vs Lambert, 1947 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Q picks off pawn for EG plus
Lasker vs P Romanovsky, 1925 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 64 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 EXAMINE ALL CAPTURES - even if 2x
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 mini: Mortimer Trap
R C Griffith vs NN, 1888 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1 3 decoy sacs
R Lau vs S Smagin, 1990 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 Fishin' Pole
W John vs E Dyckhoff, 1904 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 10 moves, 0-1

Spanish Exchange. Normal (C69) 1-0 Defendant & Defender under f
B Wall vs B Henline, 1977 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 10 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, Mphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 1-0 Overworked R
Keres vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Loose Knight, Exposed King, Q+ & Fork
J Vetemaa vs O Niemi, 1996 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

A Capablanca miniature: Q sacrifice allows mate on f7
Capablanca vs L B Meyer, 1908 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Open. Zukertort Var (C80) 1-0 Pins, Ps, Battery
Tarrasch vs Mendelson, 1879 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Main Lines (C80) 1-0 Trapped Rook
Kasparov vs Shirov, 2004 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Trap: Spanish, Open. Classical ML(C83) 1-0Rob the pin
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 13 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 1-0 Black played Qside, W went for K
Kupreichik vs Razuvaev, 1980 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Four queens; Black pulls off the perpetual check draw
Judit Polgar vs Morozevich, 2008 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 146 moves, 1/2-1/2

BDG Lamb Def (D00) 1-0 Ode to "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow
E J Diemer vs F Lamb, 1947 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

QP Veresov Attack. Richter Var (D01) 1-0 Contrasting Q play
E Gereben vs M Szigeti, 1935 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Horatio Caro (1862-1920) smashes Lasker's NY System /Baltic Def
H Caro vs Lasker, 1890 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

QP Game: Anti-Torre 3.c4 e6 4.Qb3 (D02) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO B
Tarrasch vs Schwarz, 1891 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

QP Game / Baltic Defense (D02) 1-0 P fork, Decoy, Q fork
Tarrasch vs Schwartz, 1890
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Zukertort / Baltic Def (D02) 1-0 Lolli's Mate
V Tukmakov vs A Elfert, 2000
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

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

QP Game: Anti-Torre (D02) 1-0 2 Rs cut-off, check opposing K
Rubinstein vs Chigorin, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 See tpstar notes for system lesson
Koltanowski vs J O'Hanlon, 1937 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 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

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

Game 114: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Chernev (Discovery)
Denker vs Chiera, 1936 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line(D08) 0-1 Bxf2+ gains QxQd1
NN vs R Vassilev, 2009 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG. Fianchetto Variation (D09) 1-0 Smooth..
Euwe vs J van der Kar, 1927 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 409: 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Pillsbury vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

QGD Baltic Defense. Pseudo-Slav (D11) 1-0Stunning Q sac finish
Robatsch vs Hertneck, 1994 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Nice tactical finish... ignore threat to make a greater threat
Karpov vs Ponomariov, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Three Knights (D15) 1-0 Castle, then N raid
Kasparov vs P Schuerer, 1988 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 16 moves, 1-0

Slav, Alekhine Var (D15)Kamikazee the LPDO, then collect hanger
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1918 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D19) 0-1 Shrewd interference
Grob vs Euwe, 1947 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 30 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Accepted: Linares (D20) 0-1 16...BxNc3+ is illegal
Gelfand vs Anand, 1993 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 0-1

QG Accepted: Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0Develop pieces
P Green vs T Varley, 1996 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

Miniature: Black can accept the pawn but then should let it go
J H Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

QGA Gunsberg Def (D21) 1-0 Battery pins the Black queen
H E Atkins vs Gunsberg, 1902 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

QGA Smyslov Var (D25) 1-0 Common trap Bxf7+ followed by Ng5+
B Wall vs R Gantt, 1978 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit. ML (D31) 1-0 Pins galore
A Maksimenko vs M Krasenkow, 1995 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 En Prise Intermezzo+
Voloschin vs Forarasi, 1988
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 12 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Standard 3 piece Kside attack
C Magerkurth vs A Subochek, 1950 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Zwischenzug +!
Blisz vs Hantel, 1988
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Positional Variation (D35) 0-1 K walk deflection
Fedorowicz vs E Rosen, 2009 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 0-1

QGD Exchange Variation (D35) 1-0 Another discovery nabs Black Q
G Solis vs A Kashioka, 2004 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D35) 1-0 B&N mate
E Delmar vs NN, 1898 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Fianchetto Def (D37) 1-0 Capture, Recaptur
Nakamura vs Anand, 2014 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD Three Knights (D37) 1-0 Discovery; the White N is immune
Tal vs Birjanis, 1952 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0 Double Attack
Kasparov vs Miles, 1986 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

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

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

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Lundin Var (D47) 1-0 Skewer
V Malakhatko vs K Nemcova, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

QGD "Poisoned Pawn" Harrwitz Trap Unpin
Mayet vs Harrwitz, 1847  
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

QGD Cambridge Springs Def.; LPDO B in the shooting gallery
A Diulger vs V Slovineanu, 2001 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

Pawn advance exposes LPDO N in the shooting gallery
D Hamburg vs L Oepen, 1996 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined, Cambridge Springs(D52) 1-0Remove the Guard
I Cheparinov vs L Lang, 1995 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Fischer's win that made Spassky applaud him!
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Botvinnik Var (D60) 1-0 IQP; Notes by AA
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Video link: a wonderful demo of how to play against the IQP
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 0-1 Bully Queen occupation
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Var Leko Gambit (D70) 1-0 Undermine!
J L Hammer vs R Yankovsky, 2012
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def. Delayed Exchange (D75) 0-1 Two N discoveries
S Hamann vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1962 
(D75) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5, 18 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 0-1 Deflection! Back rank blunder.
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Brinckman Attk (D82)1/2-1/2 Short brawl of the queens
F L Vaughan vs Purdy, 1945 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld Def. Brinckmann Attk (D82) 1-0 N sac, pile on pin, 2
J Kulbacki vs T Manion, 1989 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 27 moves, 1-0

Brinckmann Attack. Grünfeld G. Capa Var (D93) 1-0Must Know P EG
A Pomar Salamanca vs J Cuadras Avellana, 1974 
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 50 moves, 0-1

East Indian Defense (E00) 1-0 A 1-2 Punch
A Kox vs G Raymakers, 1976 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed (E01) 1-0 Zwischenzug capture w/check
Smyslov vs Prins, 1952 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 16 moves, 1-0

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

85...Nf5! and two Knights mate with the help of a White pawn
Bisguier vs A Matanovic, 1961 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 89 moves, 0-1

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

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Trapped pair of Rs
Ivkov vs I Kanko, 1963 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Vitolinsh Var (E11) 0-1 Greek gift fails
Quinteros vs Seirawan, 1985 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

QID Kasparov-Petrosian Var. Kasparov Attk (E12) 1/2-If U Please
Piket vs L Riemersma, 1987 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID Petrosian Var. Farago Defense (E12) 1-0 Double attack LPDO
L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

38 .. Bc5xf2! destroys White f2-pawn, leaving connected passers
Shirov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

NID Saemisch Accel (E24) 0-1Fox hunt->watch the chase of the K
T C Fox vs Timman, 1970 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical (E32) 0-1 Destructive Sac Exchange!
J Jezek vs Pachman, 1953 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Milner-Barry (E33) 1-0 Q+ & fork B
Lokvenc vs Pachman, 1943 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 8 moves, 1-0

Positional Chess Handbook by Israel Gelfer
Rubinstein vs P F Johner, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 56 moves, 1-0

NID Classical. Berlin Var Pirc Var (E39) 0-1 Infiltrate
Najdorf vs Reshevsky, 1952 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def Normal (E40) 0-1 Aim 1 of yours at 2 of his
D Rivera vs Fischer, 1962 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 16 moves, 0-1

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

Nimzo-Indian Huebner. Rubinstein Var (E42) 0-1 Smothered #
Reshevsky vs R Margolit, 1968 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 9 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense (E46) 1-0 Protected unpin wins a pawn
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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