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EG Minors Excavating the Elements
Compiled by fredthebear

Bishops and/or Knights fighting to the finish over pawns.

Endgame Tips Copied From the Internet:

End Game Pushed Pawns strategies ?
*"Never push a passed pawn passed its zone of protection (unless it promotes by force!).

"Passed pawns must be pushed," but as above "Never push a pawn past its zone of defense."

"Very often a game is won by pushing an extra pawn and forcing the opponent to give up a piece to stop it."

"If you have a passed pawn (especially a protected passed pawn) you can use it to tie up your opponent while you roam freely!"

"Connected passed pawns are usually best if pushed together."

"Connected passed pawns on the 6th rank beat a Rook."

End Game and Bishops' role ?
"In same-colored Bishop endgames, put your pawns on the opposite color of the Bishops."

Bishops are usually better than Knights in endgames with pawns on both sides of the board."

The easiest game to draw is Bishops of opposite color - you can be down a pawn or two and still draw in many positions.

A king, bishop, and rook's pawn which promotes on the opposite color of the bishop cannot beat a defending king which can get to that corner.

End Game - Pawns role ?
Pawns gain in power toward the endgame. For example, while a bishop or knight might be worth over 3 pawns on the average, they might be worth four in the opening and less than two in the deep endgame!

"In King and pawn endgames, the king always comes first .

In a king and pawn endgame with sufficient pawns on the board, an extra pawn is almost always a win if the defender does not have a compensating advantage. So, given any K&P endgame with lots of pawns on the board where one side has a clear (non-disadvantaged) extra pawn and the defender has no majority is almost always a win!

The Law of Symmetry: "If your opponent has more advanced pawns on a wing, you don't want to allow him an asymmetric pawn structure where he can sacrifice pawns for a winning passed pawn. Instead you want to play your pawns to enforce symmetry, where a breakthrough is usually impossible."

End Game King's role ? and Queen's ?
"The King is a strong piece in the endgame with fighting power worth more than a Bishop or Knight - Move it 'toward the action' " (King's are worth about four pawns fighting value).

Centralize your queen in the endgame (everything being equal). "In Queen and pawn endgames it is often not who has the most pawns, but who has the furthest advanced passed pawn that matters."

End Games Rook's role ?
"It is relatively easy to draw Rook and pawn endgames; easiest to lose are King and pawn endgames."

"In Rook and pawn endgames, the most important thing is usually an active King and Rook(s)."

"Rooks belong behind passed pawns."

"In Rook and pawn endgames, the most important thing is usually an active King and Rook(s)."

"Rooks belong behind passed pawns."
In general, Rooks belong as far away as possible.

More Endgame Tips:
- Do not leave your king stranded on the edge of the board - Try to strand your opponent's king on the edge of the board - Avoid trading either of your rooks when you are on the weaker side of the position - keeping both rooks will create the complications that you need - Do not forget basic rook endgame principles that could apply to double rook endgames - examples: "Rooks belong behind passed pawns." "Rooks to the 7th." - Two rooks on the 7th typically need a third teammate to checkmate

Spanish Game: Classical. Central Var(C64) 1/2- Wrong colored B
W Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa, 1839 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

K's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 Rare checkmate in 3 w/kNight pair
R Mamedov vs M Panchanathan, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 85 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1/2-1/2 B&N forced mate blunder
A Ushenina vs O Girya, 2013 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 126 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 0-1 Corresponding squares gem
Smejkal vs Karpov, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 72 moves, 0-1

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Rosenthal Def 5...Qe7 (C39) 1-0 N ending
A de Lionne vs Lafon le Jeune, 1680 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 47 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Accurate B+N #
T Jaksland vs L Jorgensen, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 75 moves, 1-0

French Def. Advance. Euwe (C02) 0-1 Sac for passers, OCB ending
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

Petrov Def., Cozio (Lasker) Attk (C42) 1-0 Sacrifice is > love
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1850 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 55 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

Game 19 in Common Sense in Chess by Emanuel Lasker, new edition
Morphy vs G Salmon, 1858  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 49 moves, 1-0

Chess variants - No N / Philidor CG (000) 1/2- R vs 2 Bs ending
Morphy vs William Thomas, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Defense (C39) 1/2-1/2 Debated
Alexander Petrov vs P Journoud, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

A brilliant simplification into a won endgame starting with 50.
G Neumann vs Anderssen, 1866 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 54 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Dominate kNight on the 6th
Anderssen vs Paulsen, 1873 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Blackburne saddles Black w/a bad B
Blackburne vs Zukertort, 1882 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 48 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian 4 Knights (C50) 0-1 Minor pieces EG
J Noa vs Zukertort, 1883 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Bird's Attack c3-b4-d3 (C53) 0-1 Endgame blunder
Bird vs Zukertort, 1883 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 90 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Paulsen Attack (C42) 1/2-1/2 Bs of opposite color
Paulsen vs Alapin, 1887
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scandinavian~Dbl Fianchetto!? (B01) 0-1JHB notes; B vs N ending
D M Martinez vs Blackburne, 1889  
(B01) Scandinavian, 59 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Three Knights (C42) 1-0 Nxf7 discovery nets 2 Ps
J Mason vs Alapin, 1889
(C42) Petrov Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 1-0 B pair, better EG
Lasker vs Lipke, 1889 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Un-Closed. Traditional (B34) 1-0 Eventual passer
Lasker vs Bird, 1890 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

Great game by Bird in his mid-60's beating soon to be WC Lasker
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 102 moves, 1-0

Modern Def Bg7 Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 2 Bishops vs 2 Rooks
Albin vs Von Bardeleben, 1892 
(B06) Robatsch, 93 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Connected Passers
Pillsbury vs Showalter, 1894 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin. Pillsbury Var (C67) 1-0 P islands, N vs B EG
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1895 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

Two knights can sometimes be better than two bishops
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Marshall Gambit (D31) 1-0 Bishop ending
Maroczy vs Charousek, 1896 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

French: Schlechter Var (C00) 1/2-1/2 Opposite color B's draw
G Marco vs Schlechter, 1896 
(C00) French Defense, 102 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

Game 80: World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
G Marco vs Maroczy, 1899 
(C01) French, Exchange, 78 moves, 0-1

Capablanca's Best Chess Endings by Irving Chernev
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 59 moves, 1-0

Irving Chernev's book 'Capablanca's Best Chess Endings'
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45) 1-0 The Great Swindle
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 4Knights. Exchange (B45) 1-0 OCB; dark square mastery
O Bernstein vs J Mieses, 1904 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 49 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game (C25) 1-0 R sac breakthrough, lovely Ns ending
Nimzowitsch vs Hilse, 1904 
(C27) Vienna Game, 65 moves, 1-0

Akiba Rubinstein (1882-1961)
Kuczynski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 49 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C47) 1-0 B corrals N
Nimzowitsch vs Janowski, 1907 
(C45) Scotch Game, 72 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

Spanish Berlin Defense. Nyholm Attack (C65) 0-1 Zugzwang
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

KIA 1e4 e6 2.Qe2 (A07) 1-0 Tussle over pin; R vs B & passer
Chigorin vs Olland, 1907 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 80 moves, 1-0

G252: '500 Master Games of Chess' by S. Tartakower & J. Du Mont
Lasker vs Marshall, 1907 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 69 moves, 1-0

After move 69 in Averbakh's "Chess Endings: Essental Knowledge"
Chigorin vs Marshall, 1907 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 84 moves, 1-0

Underpromotion to avoid stalemate - move 77
Alapin vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 78 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed (C88) 1-0 Careful defense, connected passers
Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1909 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 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

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

Four Knights Game: Italian Var (C55) 1/2-1/2 Same color Bs
Tartakower vs Leonhardt, 1911 
(C46) Three Knights, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Once again the piece defeats the 3 pawns in the ending.
Leonhardt vs C Jaffe, 1911 
(B40) Sicilian, 62 moves, 0-1

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

G40: Four Knights Spanish. Classical Marshall Gambit (C48) 0-1
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1912 
(C48) Four Knights, 56 moves, 0-1

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Notes by Capa
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 64 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42) 0-1 Marshall capitalizes
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1913 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Riga Var (C80) 1-0 EG advantage
Capablanca vs Ed. Lasker, 1915 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 68 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Alekhine Var (D15) 1-0 OCB ending could've drawn
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1916 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 83 moves, 1-0

B + PP vs N + PP: superiority of the B.
Reti vs Rubinstein, 1920 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 48 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Breyer Variation (C29) 0-1 Notes from the field
D Marotti vs Reti, 1922  
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 50 moves, 0-1

Shereshevsky's "Endgame Strategy"
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1922 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Yates Var (C91) 1-0 See "A Primer of Chess"
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

Double fianchetto vs Dutch becomes pawn promotion race
Reti vs Tartakower, 1923 
(A04) Reti Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0? DRAWN POSITION
Rubinstein vs Weingarten / Silberschatz, 1925 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

Ch. 12 Nimzowitsch/Larsen Attack by Raymond Keene
Nimzowitsch vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Slav Winawer CG (D10) 1-0 Interesting EG sitting sac gets Ps
R P Michell vs Przepiorka, 1925 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Reversed Alekhine (A00) 1/2-1/2 N endgame
Reti vs I Rabinovich, 1925
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84)1/2-1/2 No promotions
Znosko-Borovsky vs Opocensky, 1925 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A06) 1-0 Impressive OCB finish!
Nimzowitsch vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1926 
(A06) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 1-0

Capa accepts doubled Ps w/out castling->overworked P exchange
Capablanca vs A G Pedroso, 1927 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Stonewalls (A46) 1-0 Colle shows understanding of Pawns
Colle vs J Szekely, 1927 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

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

Delete from this collection.
Tartakower vs Reti, 1928 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 0-1 Positional sacrifice
L Merenyi vs Capablanca, 1928 
(B27) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

GF7) Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack (B03) 1-0 N betters B
Lasker vs S Bernstein, 1928 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

QGD Westphalian Var (A40) 1-0 N&P ending w/numbers advantage
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1928
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 71 in Chess Praxis by Aron Nimzowitsch
W Schlage vs Nimzowitsch, 1928  
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 85 moves, 0-1

Great technical win in BOC by Rubinstein!
Rubinstein vs Gruenfeld, 1929 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 70 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 OCBs don't always draw
Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1929 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 51 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

When Capa lets you simplify, be afraid. Be very afraid.
Menchik vs Capablanca, 1931 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Alekhine Variation (D15) 0-1 White must yield
Noteboom vs Euwe, 1931 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Colle System (D04) 1-0 Black has no chance in EG
G Koshnitsky vs Purdy, 1932
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Two underpromotions to BISHOPS!? (It didn't much matter.)
Vidmar vs Maroczy, 1932 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 129 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Closed (C84) 1-0 Mobile R defeats B&N on guard duty
Grob vs P F Johner, 1932 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 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

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 1-0 Queenside Minority Attack
Denker vs I A Horowitz, 1933 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 0-1Instructive N vs N EG
Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 65 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Beautiful N sac!
E G Sergeant vs Capablanca, 1935 
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

Colle 5.c3 vs Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 Interesting OCB ending
Lilienthal vs Kan, 1936 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

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

P-Q4 Colle System (D04) 0-1 The Double Octopus
Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1936 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

K's English. Three Knights System (A27) 0-1 Bad B vs Good N
A Simonson vs Factor, 1936 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 60 moves, 0-1

QGD. Three Knights Var (D37) 1/2-1/2 Two knights ending!
Reshevsky vs Stahlberg, 1937 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keres' finest hour. R vs. B.
Fine vs Keres, 1938 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical(E32) 0-1Fear or Domination? OCB
Euwe vs Keres, 1939 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 39 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attk Qf3, g4 Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 1/2- B/N
I Rabinovich vs V Makogonov, 1939 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 111 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 10 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman.
Lilienthal vs Bondarevsky, 1940 
(C10) French, 55 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Wiesbaden Var (D17) 0-1 Mutual Pawn forks
J H Donner vs Euwe, 1943 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 0-1 The K attacks in the EG
Dus Chotimirsky vs Kotov, 1944 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attk vs QID-like BxBa6 (A45) 1-0 Ks, Ns, Ps ending
Ufimtsev vs A Budo, 1945
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Normal (E40)1-0 K cut-off B's opposite colors
Euwe vs Yanofsky, 1946 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 14: The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames by Steve Giddins
K Plater vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(B20) Sicilian, 62 moves, 0-1

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p.75-78
A Tsvetkov vs Smyslov, 1947 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 64 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt (C45) 1-0 Might as well try a Reti Swindle
O Ulvestad vs James Cross, 1946 
(C45) Scotch Game, 54 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Zukertort vs Baltic Def (D02) 1/2-By the skin of his teeth
Alatortsev vs Kholmov, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

P-Q4 Zukertort vs Baltic Def (D02) 1-0 Inflict doubled pawns
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Quite instructive basic Knight endgame tactics.
G Barcza vs Simagin, 1949 
(A04) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Dutch. Alekhine Var(A90) 1/2-1/2 Interesting OCB ending
Szabo vs Bronstein, 1950 
(A90) Dutch, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Classical. Stonewall vs Ba3 (A94) 1-0 Ns EG, time trouble
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 66 moves, 1-0

NID Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 1-0 The last pawn is worth a
Euwe vs Eigil Pedersen, 1951
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 60 moves, 1-0

London System vs KID (A48) 1-0 Knights haggle into EG
Bondarevsky vs Aronin, 1951 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

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

"deserves to be counted among the finest examples of the art of
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

KID Four Pawns Attack (E76) 1-0 Blindfold; Bs best Ns ending
Bisguier vs Kashdan, 1954
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

OCB ending, small combination break through
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

KID Averbakh. Benoni Def Advance (E75) 1-0 Boden's Mate threat
Stahlberg vs A Matanovic, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 41 moves, 1-0

Double N underpromotion 57.g8=N / 79.c8=N+
V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956 
(C11) French, 80 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) 0-1Triple Ps for Black
P Trifunovic vs Petrosian, 1956 
(B20) Sicilian, 83 moves, 0-1

Q. vs. R+B. Move 49(W). Carelessness with Queen = stalemate.
J Fichtl vs F Blatny, 1956 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer(B60) 1/2-EG blockade of 2 connected Ps
J Sefc vs Averbakh, 1956 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 105 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA vs Sicilian (A07) 1-0 Classic kingside attack, N beats B EG
Fischer vs Mednis, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian Double Fio (A07) 1-0 BF has a better bishop EG
Fischer vs M Green, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 EG artistry
Keres vs Tal, 1957 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

C-K Two Knights Attack (B10)1-0Fischer Dominates B vs N Endings
Fischer vs W G Addison, 1957 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 36 moves, 1-0

Catalan/Chigorin Var (D02) 1-0 2 minors vs rook ending
Fischer vs A Di Camillo, 1958 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted (C47) 0-1 B betters N ending
A Russell vs P Ravn, 1958
(C47) Four Knights, 62 moves, 0-1

Game 17: Move by Move - Botvinnik (Lakdawala)
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 58 moves, 0-1

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

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

French Bb4 Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Minors battle!
I Nei vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C01) French, Exchange, 55 moves, 0-1

Four Knts Scotch. Accepted NxNd4?! QxN (C45) 1-0 Kside P thrust
J Fichtl vs F Blatny, 1960 
(C47) Four Knights, 47 moves, 1-0

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze (B36) 1-0 Pretty EG
Vukcevich vs D Drimer, 1960 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 62 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Symmetrical fios /Bird vs Melbourne(A00) 1-0
Larsen vs R Bogdanovic, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 52 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening e5, d5 (A00) 1-0 B vs N ending
Larsen vs Rellstab, 1961 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 67 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

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0Prudent promotion tactics
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch (E80) 0-1 Knight vs 2 Bishops ending
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 83 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

Sic Najdorf09 6...e6 (B95) 0-1 OCB 4 pawns vs 4 pawns
H Rossetto vs Najdorf, 1962 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 0-1

Colle c3 vs Indian Kside Fio (A48) 1/2-1/2 Pin the defender
P Troeger vs Keres, 1962 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 0-1 N vs B ending
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 62 moves, 0-1

Knight dominates Bishop - Fischer's final win 11-0 sweep
Saidy vs Fischer, 1964 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Attk: 2...Bg4 Keres Var (A07) 0-1 Careful Kside def
F Olafsson vs Keres, 1963 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 86 moves, 0-1

OH, what a night ! ! ! Late December back in '63...
O M Hindle vs Tal, 1963 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 52 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def (D32) 1-0 Open e-file, nifty ending
Sliwa vs H Fronczek, 1963
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 67 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 1-0 Simul Tour
Fischer vs R Barry, 1964 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical (A36) 0-1Bad Knight vs Good Bishop
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer G. Tartakower (D00) 1-0 R skewer, see finish
O Lie vs K Saga, 1965 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

QGD Neo-Orthodox Var (D54) 1/2-1/2 Great escape by Geller
Taimanov vs Geller, 1966 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def: Exchange. Rubinstein Var (B13) 1-0 B vs N Ending
Fischer vs M Czerniak, 1968 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 47 moves, 1-0

KID Fianchetto. Simagin Var (E62) 0-1 Cramped into Zugzwang
Quinteros vs Panno, 1968 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 49: Chess Informant Best Games 1-100
Korchnoi vs Reshevsky, 1968 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Closed. Korchnoi Def (B23) 1/2-1/2 N&Ps ending
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox. Positional Def (E94) 1/2-1/2 Double Take final
Najdorf vs S Schweber, 1968 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID. Normal. Gligoric System Smyslov (E54) 0-1 2 Bs best 2 Ns
R Toran Albero vs Unzicker, 1968 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 41 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen-Bird Attack: Classical b3, e3, f4 (A01) 0-1 P race
G Szilagyi vs Bagirov, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze Var (B36) 1-0 SCB
Polugaevsky vs P Ostojic, 1969
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 33 moves, 1-0

QID Spassky System (E14) 0-1 Interesting ending
Vaganian vs Karpov, 1969 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Two Knights Line (A37) 0-1 Bad B vs Good N
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1970 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 N vs B ending
Fischer vs Unzicker, 1970 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern. Alburt (B04) 1/2- Fightin' EG prevention
Browne vs Fischer, 1970 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 0-1 Bad B vs Good N
M Damjanovic vs Fischer, 1970 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 79 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Smyslov Def (C93) 0-1 Impressive Zugzwang
H Westerinen vs Gligoric, 1971 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 58 moves, 0-1

Taimanov's knight is "O.K. Corralled" by Fischer's pet bishop.
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Huebner ML (E41) 0-1 Rob the pinned pawn
Najdorf vs Huebner, 1971 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Slav (A11) 1-0 IQP; SCB, Dovetail Mate in 1
Polugaevsky vs Mecking, 1971 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 59 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 B Underpromo
A Reshko vs O Kaminsky, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 B vs N ending
Adorjan vs Tringov, 1972
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 53 moves, 1-0

Game 21, The Final Curtain... the Rook harrasses from behind
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 1-0 OCB ending
G Kuzmin vs F Kuijpers, 1974 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0Good vs Bad Bishop EG
Spassky vs Robert E Byrne, 1974 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 59 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening (A00) 1-0 OCB requires K's help
Suttles vs Benko, 1974 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 48 moves, 1-0

Game 43: My Best Games by Anatoly Karpov
Karpov vs Portisch, 1975 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 64 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn (B97) 1-0 Minor piece ending
Mecking vs Tal, 1975 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 64 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0Playing for a draw in a worse EG position
I D Dorfman vs Taimanov, 1976 
(B30) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio vs Classical Dutch / Delayed Stonewall (A04) 1-0 Minors
Smyslov vs D E Rumens, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def.: Classical. Carlsbad Var (D34) 1/2-1/2EG B vs 4Ps
Ftacnik vs Palatnik, 1978 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Kan. Maroczy Bind Bronstein Var (B41) 1-0 Underpromo
Fedorowicz vs E B Meyer, 1978 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 59 moves, 1-0

The longest WC game; Korchoi missed # in 7, cost him the title.
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 124 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Closed. Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Minor pieces EG
Karpov vs Romanishin, 1979 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 62 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var closed center (B42) 0-1 B vs N ending
L Williams vs K Spraggett, 1979
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 67 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 1-0 Early R lift
Psakhis vs Yusupov, 1980 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 64 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Variation (D45) 1-0 Imprisoned Queen
G Zaichik vs Bronstein, 1980 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

QID. Classical. Traditional ML (E19) 1-0The B pair beats solo B
Y Stepak vs Y Mashian, 1980 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 193 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Averbakh Var (A42) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook Device
Chandler vs B Feustel, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox. Aronin-Taimanov Defense (E97) 1-0 Create a passer
G Garcia Gonzalez vs Quinteros, 1982 
(E97) King's Indian, 51 moves, 1-0

NID Huebner Var. Main Line (E41) 0-1 Restricted B vs N ending
Pinter vs Timman, 1982
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 49: Chess Secrets-The Giants of Strategy by Neil McDonald
Petrosian vs Ivkov, 1982 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 49 moves, 1-0

Veresov 3...Bc5 4.BxN gxBf6 (D01) 0-1 Not the best opening play
Miles vs Hort, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Chapter 6 in Building Up Your Chess by Lev Alburt
G Sigurjonsson vs Alburt, 1982
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian Var (B02) 1-0 Both Qs kamikaze
V Vorotnikov vs Kengis, 1983 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

English SymmetricHedgehog Def (A30) 1-0 Central N outpost rules
Ulf Andersson vs Browne, 1983 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Positional Def. Closed (E95) 0-1 Overworked pawn
B Jonsson vs Lombardy, 1984
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 49 moves, 0-1

Karpov shows how to play a N vs B endgame
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

Dutch Stonewall. Modern Bd6 (A81) 0-1 Minor piece EG lesson
Gheorghiu vs Yusupov, 1985 
(A90) Dutch, 60 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 Zugzwang finish
A Kosikov vs V Bezman, 1986 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

French Two Knights (C00) 1/2-1/2 B&N vs 2Bs ending
J Wright vs J Richmond, 1986
(C00) French Defense, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 R vs B ending
L Day vs A Kuznecov, 1983 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 68 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit.Nimzowitsch-Marshall CG (C31)1-0 Z!
Judit Polgar vs K Hornung, 1986 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 54 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz (D45) 1-0 Lengthy minor pieces EG dance
Polugaevsky vs Pinter, 1987
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 83 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: 150 Attack (B07) 0-1 Tormented Minor Piece EG
Tal vs E Torre, 1987 
(B07) Pirc, 65 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 0-1 Ns & SCB ending
Short vs Kasparov, 1987 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 56 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Main Lines (C80) 0-1 Long SCB ending
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 74 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Gunsberg Def (D21) 1-0 R vs NN ending
Kasparov vs Seirawan, 1988 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed (E06) 1-0 QBB vs QNN
Kasparov vs Kamsky, 1989 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B82) 0-1 Zugzwang ending
Short vs Kasparov, 1989 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 103 moves, 0-1

Game 43: Chess Duels by Yasser Seirawan
Karpov vs Seirawan, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Burn (C11) 0-1 Entombed Bishop, Zugswang
Sax vs Korchnoi, 1989 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Modern. Main Line (B05) 1-0 Useful barrier finish
P Popovic vs Bagirov, 1989 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

97. Re7+! initiates a decisive endgame combination
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C45) Scotch Game, 102 moves, 1-0

The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas by Christoph Scheerer
E Torre vs Kamsky, 1990 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 67 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Classical, Tartakower Line (B74) 1-0 B vs N EG
V Bach vs K G Shirazi, 1990 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Burn. Morozevich (C11) 1/2- Sac to stalemate
Anand vs Dreev, 1991 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted (A58) 1-0 R vs N Zugwang
P Nikolic vs Kotronias, 1991 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 74 moves, 1-0

Game 81: The New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement by Giddins
Shirov vs Ulf Andersson, 1991 
(A04) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Dutch Stonewall. Modern (A90) 0-1 Bishops of same color EG
Van Wely vs Vaisser, 1992
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var Dbl Fio vs Dutch (A01) 1-0 OCB
Larsen vs Judit Polgar, 1992 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 59 moves, 1-0

58.Ke6?? is Short's only composed helpmate
Short vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

Spassky's 36. Kf3!! starts the King's march to victory
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 58 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Time to go to the lue
Short vs Karpov, 1992 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 76 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetric. Anti-Benoni. Spielmann Def(A33) 1-0Zugzwang
Lautier vs Ivanchuk, 1992 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 99 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto (A58) 0-1Advancing K wins EG
P Van der Sterren vs Adams, 1992
(A58) Benko Gambit, 43 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Def(A10) 0-1 Q vs 3 minors ending
Lautier vs M Gurevich, 1993 
(A10) English, 84 moves, 0-1

Slav Czech. Classical Main Line (D19) 1-0 Blitz; Rob the pin
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 86 moves, 1-0

Incredible blindfold victory uses B+N# pattern into B's corner
Ljubojevic vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 106 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin 2...e6 3.d4 d5 (B22) 1-0 Positional clinic
Tiviakov vs Van der Wiel, 1994 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 48 moves, 1-0

Underpromotion to N saves the day as Q,B,R would lose
S Y Shipov vs V V Gagarin, 1994 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

*Torre Attack 3...Ne4 Gossip Var (D03) 1-0Instructive pawn play
Khmelnitsky vs Waitzkin, 1995 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 38 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Grünfeld Reversed (A49) 1-0 Picking off Ps
Kasparov vs Deep Blue, 1996 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 73 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 0-1Principle of two weaknesses
O Jovanic vs Ponomariov, 1996 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 62 moves, 0-1

Center Counter 3...Qa5 4.d4 c6 5.Nf3 Bf5 (B01) 0-1 Accurate EG
P Saint-Amand vs Waitzkin, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 48 moves, 0-1

Stunning EG Bishop sacrifice by Shirov allows K penetration
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 OCB ending
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 51 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 0-1 OCB ending
Anand vs Karpov, 1998 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

Constant counter-attacking and a study-like finish
Anand vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 50 moves, 0-1

Game 33 in Starting Out : The French by Byron Jacobs
Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1999 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 0-1

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

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

Gruenfeld Def. Russian (D96) 1/2-1/2 R vs B ending
Khalifman vs Leko, 2000 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Excelling at Technical Chess by Jacob Aagaard p. 146
Kiril D Georgiev vs Nisipeanu, 2000 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 69 moves, 1-0

King & knight win vs. king & passed a-pawn
J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001 
(A21) English, 84 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 1-0 Bishop pair wins
B Khetsuriani vs H Kefalis, 2001
(C42) Petrov Defense, 68 moves, 1-0

Indian Game / Strange Stonewall Attk (A45) 1/2- Uneventful
Blatny vs K Bischoff, 2001
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 107 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

King, Bishop & Knight mate pattern vs lone King
Baburin vs G Shahade, 2001 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 135 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Normal 3...h6 (C10) 1/2-1/2 Race to queen first
Fressinet vs E Bricard, 2002
(C10) French, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni Def. Taimanov 7...Nbd7 (A67) 0-1 Connected Passers & one
S Bromberger vs D Smerdon, 2002 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 50 moves, 0-1

E62 1-0 49
M Umansky vs Berliner, 2002  
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 49 moves, 1-0

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

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

Scandinavian Def Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 1-0 Minor pieces EG
M Turov vs E Krassilnikov, 2002
(B01) Scandinavian, 53 moves, 1-0

Blindfold - Old Sicilian (B30) 0-1 N vs B ending
Z Almasi vs Kramnik, 2003 
(B30) Sicilian, 68 moves, 0-1

The White king moves nineteen times - valderee, valderah!
H Danielsen vs Pokorna, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Neo-Archangelsk (C78) 0-1 Two N traps
E Berg vs McShane, 2003 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 0-1

KIA vs French / Owen (C00) 0-1 Black has extra P; see EG notes
Bologan vs Timman, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

Colle 7.c3 vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 e-file action, P majority
B Bujupi vs F Berend, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 R vs B ending blunder
Nakamura vs I R Ibragimov, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 66 moves, 1-0

Two bishops are almost always superior to a rook.
Rublevsky vs K Asrian, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Chistyakov Def Modern (C07) 0-1 Minor EG, B sac
Hydra vs A Nickel, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 0-1

C-K Advance. 3...c5 Botvinnik-Carls Def(B12) 1-0 2 Ns best 2 Bs
Movsesian vs D Svetushkin, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Tal Var (B12) 1-0 Many notes by Keene
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 Ns & outside passers
Karjakin vs Bologan, 2004 
(C28) Vienna Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 1-0 blunder on 121!
Short vs Krasenkow, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 122 moves, 0-1

French Bg7 vs Reversed Philidor Formation (C00) 0-1 B&N vs R EG
C Cave vs J M Santa Torres, 2004 
(B40) Sicilian, 104 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 0-1 Knice save!
Sveshnikov vs Macieja, 2004 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 56 moves, 0-1

Zukertort/Reti (D02) 1-0 Ns & Ps, outside passer dictatates
A Graf vs Pavasovic, 2005
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

QGA Central Var. Alekhine System (D20) 0-1Mutual Bad Bishops EG
Onischuk vs Bacrot, 2005 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 62 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

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

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Marshall (C42)  1-0 OCB victory
Anand vs Carlsen, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 71 moves, 1-0

Ponomariov sacs two(!) pawns in order to penetrate with king
Ponomariov vs Morozevich, 2006 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Keres Def. (E32) 1-0Exceptional EG
Kramnik vs Leko, 2006 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def (D80) 1-0 OCB Zugzwang to force K retreat, loss
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed (C88) 1-0 K-B-N vs lone K ending
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 75 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3.Nf3Bg4 4.Be2Nc6 5.d4O-O-O 6.c4Qf5 7.Be3Bxf3 (B01)
K Spraggett vs J Shaw, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 71 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted (A58)1/2-Endgame rubbish
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2006 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zuke-Rubinstein b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attck (D05) 0-1 SCBs ending
Yusupov vs Jobava, 2006 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 67 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 N beats B ending
A Volokitin vs Shirov, 2006 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

After 59. ... Be6, Bishop can't protect g2, so Promotion looms
T Polak vs V Laznicka, 2006
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 0-1

Exchange sacrifices (yes, plural :-)) and a titanic endgame
Aronian vs Topalov, 2006 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 123 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan (B33) 1/2-1/2 Two kNights survival
Karjakin vs Shirov, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 103 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Fianchetto. Yugoslav Advance (E66)1-0 Opposite color Bishop
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 68 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Main Line 7...Be7 (B99) 0-1 B pair owns ending
J Anderson vs D Gormally, 2007 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 73 moves, 0-1

Uncommon Opening / Delayed Philidor Def. (A00) 1-0 OCB ending
M Gonzalez Nunez vs M Matto, 2007 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 76 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed (E06) 1-0Knights ending w/h-pawn passer
Kramnik vs Shirov, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Modern Var (B61) 1-0 SPOILer ALert!
Ponomariov vs E El Gindy, 2007 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 60 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Black w/B pair, nice sac
I Nepomniachtchi vs G Sargissian, 2007 
(C22) Center Game, 73 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 0-1 Tough B pair side-by-s
D Sengupta vs M Gurevich, 2007 
(C11) French, 65 moves, 0-1

KGA. Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 One-sided action; R traps N
F Zeller vs P Van Hoolandt, 2007 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B92) 1-0 Shake or no?! Instructive EG X$ end
Short vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Four Knights (B45) 1-0 Topalov reminds some of Keres
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 58 moves, 1-0

Slav Chameleon Advance System (D15) 1-0 Distant passed pawn win
Mamedyarov vs Bacrot, 2008 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 73 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Chekhover Qxd4 (B53) 1/2- Wrong colored Bishop EG
V Gashimov vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 OCB ending trapped B
M Esserman vs E Perelshteyn, 2008 
(B27) Sicilian, 72 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening Sicilian 0-0-0 (A00) 1-0 Simplification aids White
S Ostojic vs P Markovic, 2008
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

How to beat 2670+ player with black being 77+ years old
V Gashimov vs Korchnoi, 2008 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 87 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Check, Intermezzo Line (E15) 1/2-1/2 OCB ending
Van Wely vs Topalov, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 OCB ending
Carlsen vs Pelletier, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek G. Accepted (C32) 1-0 OCB ending
Short vs Karjakin, 2008 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 94 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Opposite color Bs EG
R Hess vs K Odeh, 2009 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 48 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 Good vs Bad light Bishop
Svidler vs Yifan Hou, 2009 
(C11) French, 64 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Miles Def(C30) 1-0 Strong Counter Gambit - See NIC
Ivanchuk vs Nakamura, 2010 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon. Lasker Variation (C12) 0-1 King's prison!
N Shukh vs E Najer, 2010 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 65 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 SCB produces passer
Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sic French (A07) 1-0 Rapid exchanges across the board
M Thaler vs H Rasch, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange (D85) 0-1 Bishops ending
M Mchedlishvili vs H Melkumyan, 2011
(D85) Grunfeld, 110 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C96) 1-0 N semi-barrier vs B
Nakamura vs Nisipeanu, 2011 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 78 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1/2-1/2 Light squared fortress
Ni Hua vs Shirov, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Scotch Game: Na4 Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Pins beget connected Ps
A Bonte vs L Miron, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 46 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def Scandinavian No castling (B02) 0-1 Rs & Bs ending
E Gulinelli vs A Elfert, 2011 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 Q vs 3 minor pieces
C Ali Marandi vs Y Sari, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 54 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 0-1 Daring piece play & pretty promo sac
E Vaarala vs J Herman, 2012 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 1-0 N Ending: Fell off the deep end
Tkachiev vs Topalov, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 81 moves, 1-0

French Chigorin 2.Qe2 into Dbl K-Pawn (C00) 0-1Black is active
Ivan Popov vs M Jurcik, 2012
(C00) French Defense, 76 moves, 0-1

KIA vs French Defense Guimard Hybrid (C00) 1-0 Weak Backward P
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 66 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Try 58...Bxb5!?
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2012 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Knights in the promotion game
Liu Qingnan vs Short, 2012 
(B32) Sicilian, 51 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Remove Black's passed d-pawn
Rublevsky vs E Najer, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack Qf3 vs Bg7, Bb7 (D00) 1-0 B&N better than R
P Anttila vs Y Rantanen, 2012
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game Be2 (C46) 1-0 R vs B ending
Lahno vs A Stefanova, 2013 
(C46) Three Knights, 74 moves, 1-0

(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 1-0 Pin, Discovered+
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 92 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 "The B's Knees" SCB ending
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2013 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 72 moves, 1-0

Dutch Leningrad vs Double Fianchetto (A81) 0-1 Battling B pairs
D Baramidze vs Caruana, 2014 
(A81) Dutch, 75 moves, 0-1

French Advance Milner-Barry G. (C02) 0-1 OCB ending not drawn
A Melekhina vs A Zatonskih, 2014 
(C02) French, Advance, 72 moves, 0-1

English, Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) Textbook EG
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014 
(A14) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Modern Bc4 Var (B35) 1-0 Qs & Bs ending
Komodo vs Houdini, 2014 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 152 moves, 1-0

KIA vs French / Owen (A07) 0-1 N whips B ending
A Byron vs Lenderman, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 53 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 EG N sac leaves 2 passers
S Shoker vs R Vaishali, 2015
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 63 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1/2-1/2 No Qside pawns remain
Caruana vs A Giri, 2015 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Def. Scandinavian 2.Nc3 (B02) 0-1 N bests B in EG
M Hovhanisian vs C Seel, 2015
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Goglidze Attack (D70)1/2-1/2 Q+Bs vs Q+Ns
A Giri vs Caruana, 2016 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 96 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort Opening/English Symmetrical (A04) 1/2-1/2 NN Fortress
NN vs F Rhine, 2016 
(A04) Reti Opening, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Naka missed the win? -- N screens P from B will promote
Nakamura vs Kasparov, 2017 
(D80) Grunfeld, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anti-Nimzo-Indian/Stonewall (E10) 1-0 Sacs for passers
Le Quang Liem vs Nakamura, 2017 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 75 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical (E32) 1-0 OCB EG; White K escort
Kasparov vs Nakamura, 2017 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

L Day vs Timman, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Diez del Corral vs Ivkov, 1970 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

B Rabar vs Stoltz, 1942 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Vasiukov, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

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