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Pins Ins and Outs, All About Pins ECO A, D & E
Compiled by fredthebear
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Pins are immobilizing difference makers that inflict chess pain. Some of these are ordinary pins while others determine the outcome of the game.

Site under construction by Fredthebear. Thank you mmzkr.

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_pattern
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

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

Zukertort vs Q Pawn Def (A06) 0-1 The pinned N is a goner
S Martinovic vs T Nyback, 2010 
(A06) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

K's English. 3 Knights System (A27) 1-0 Pin, Q sac>weak squares
P Schoeber vs E Bouwmans, 1981 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 9 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights, Fianchetto Lines (A29) 0-1Smothered#
Iskov vs M Bartrina, 1974 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 8 moves, 0-1

A real circus follows an early queen sacrifice
Keene vs E Fielder, 1964  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Adler Var (A52) 0-1 Smothered Mate w/pin
Olszewski vs Kasaja, 1989 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler Var (A52) 0-1 Smothered Mate w/pin
B Imeeva vs A Jovanovic, 2001 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Colle System (D02) 1-0 Basic lesson on pins by a Rook
Keres vs D Adamson, 1935 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

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

Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit (D31) 1-0 Centralized attack
Steinitz vs G Marco, 1896 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 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

Tarrasch Def. Swedish, Central Break (D33) 0-1 She robs the pin
S Khalilbeili vs Furman, 1956 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined: Modern (D50) 1-0 Help ALL your pieces
B Blumin vs G Hellman, 1939 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Def (D51)1-0 Q robs pin
Taimanov vs Bondarevsky, 1951 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 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

Grob Gambit. Declined 3.g5 (A00) 1-0Keene's Def. - Slick Unpin!
C Bloodgood vs B Brown, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Keene Defense (A00) 1-0, 27 moves; smothered #
S Sloan vs G Sanchez, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening 1...e5 2...Ne7 (A00) 1-0 Q trap, pins, activity
G Welling vs E Bongers, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Clemenz Opening 1.h3 into Colle (A00) 1-0Terrific Kside attack
Fine vs A Simonson, 1932 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 0-1 Rob the pin, form batteries
J M Hodgson vs Short, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening/Dbl Fio Reti (A00) 0-1 Blockade backward pawn
B Wall vs J R Boyce, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst) / Reversed Alekhine's Def(A00) 1-0 4 kNights
D D van Geet vs Versnel, 1950 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3 (A00) 0-1 Crusher uses a pin, R sac
K Moll vs Falkbeer, 1864 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs 1.e3 2.f4 Bird's Opening (A00) 1-0Dual flank attks
E Hahn vs J Vitense, 1932 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening / QGD vs Slav (A00) 0-1 Piling on the pin
Blackburne vs F J Lee, 1904 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening / English Dbl Fio (A00) 1-0 Deadly crosspin
Carlsen vs Eljanov, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening / Wing Gambit (A00) 1-0Pile on the pin to win
B W Blijdenstein vs T C ter Haar, 1873 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

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

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

Polish Opening (A00) 0-1 Black castles in 4 moves, serenades K
H Dobosz vs J B Bednarski, 1980
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Outflank Var (A00) 0-1 Trap the trapper
Brichinova vs Alexandrova, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: St. George/English Style (A00) 1-0Back rank pin
G Welling vs P Kok, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

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

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

Polish Sokolsky Attack vs KID (A00) 0-1 Kolty's recommendation
Kozomara vs Robert E Byrne, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

The Sokolsky Gambit 4... Ne7 5. Qh5+
B Katalymov vs G Ilivitsky, 1959 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Larsen Opening / Dbl Fio / Hungarian (A01) 1-0 Zugzwang
Bagirov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Variants / Bird's / Lisystyn Gambit (000) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
Tarrasch vs Kolb, 1894 
(000) Chess variants, 29 moves, 1-0

Classical Bird (A02) 1-0 Pile on the pin w/threats to advance
A Bryntse vs A Bjuhr, 1969
(A02) Bird's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Bird Opening: Myers Defense / Reversed Polish (A02) 1-0 Video!
H Danielsen vs S B Hansen, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 1-0 Discovery, Pins
Zukertort vs Schmidt, 1869 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening 1.f4 f5 (A02) 1-0 Rob the pin
Koltanowski vs Reinhold, 1931 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 1-0 A dangerous K walk, pin
G Goles vs A Monteiro, 2009 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Bird-English (A02) 1-0 Desperado Zwischenzugs Tactical N Upin
Ekenberg vs Ulf Andersson, 1969 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 1-0 Rob pins, discovered+
Bird vs F Riemann, 1883 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Bird/Leningrad Dutch Rev(A03) 1-0Black "looks" better, W closer
H Danielsen vs M Tandrup, 2005 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Sicilian/French (A04) 1-0 From pickle to absolute pin
Fischer vs Ruben Rodriguez, 1967 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 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

Barcza System vs NY System (A04) 1-0 Overworked queen sting
Fischer vs P Lapiken, 1956 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Zukertort/KIA vs Dutch Leningrad (A04) 1-0 Pinnin' & rippin'
M Michna vs M Heidrich, 2013
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

KIA: Smyslov Var/Delayed Polish (A05) 1-0 Pin to win!
Stein vs L Barczay, 1967 
(A05) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Step into a pin! Some nice sacs here.
Keene vs V Kovacevic, 1973  
(A06) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Zukertort, Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 IM Gary Lane's line notes
Keres vs Faltweber, 1932 
(A06) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

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

KIA vs C-K (A07) 1-0 Form battery to pile on the pin
U Eliseev vs A Sarana, 2016 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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 Sicilian e6, Bg7 (A08) 1-0 Force count insufficient
A van Weersel vs M Middelveld, 2007 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio vs Semi-Tarrash Def(A08)  0-1 Q sac, diagonal mate net
K V Shantharam vs K Murugan, 1994 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 18 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening (A09) 0-1 The Black kNight dies a hero!
T Hillarp Persson vs I Sokolov, 2009 
(A09) Reti Opening, 59 moves, 0-1

Game 60: Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs K Havasi, 1926 
(A09) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 Pin on open e-file
Miroshnichenko vs Karjakin, 2001
(A09) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening (A09) 1-0 This wild one is up for grabs!!
V Malakhov vs Movsesian, 2012 
(A09) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

English Dbl Fio vs Classical Dutch (A10) 1-0 Crossfire pins
K Spraggett vs G Basanta, 1986 
(A10) English, 22 moves, 1-0

U ever seen Discovered Check response by Discovered Check!?!
R Garcia vs E Figueroa, 1963 
(A10) English, 28 moves, 1-0

English Defense (A10) 0-1, 12 moves, attack on f2, deflection
D Pergericht vs J P Boudre, 1988 
(A10) English, 12 moves, 0-1

English Opening (A10) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate in 10 moves?!?!
J Upmark vs Robin Johansson, 1995 
(A10) English, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 1-0 Pin, Discovered+
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2013 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 92 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Slav(A11) 0-1Monument to IM Boris Kogan
K Spraggett vs B Kogan, 1984 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 29 moves, 0-1

Double Fianchetto Reti (A12) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy in 1 w/a pin
Benko vs I A Horowitz, 1968 
(A12) English with b3, 20 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Wimpy System (A13) 1-0 N+ fork
Keene vs T van Scheltinga, 1974
(A13) English, 34 moves, 1-0

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

English, Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan (A14) 1-0 weak P shield
A Nickel vs W Class, 1992 
(A14) English, 30 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Indian / KID (A15) 0-1 Here She is
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2011 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 0-1

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

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

English Anglo-Indian Def. Anglo-Grünfeld (A16) 0-1Lateral pins
Nakamura vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(A16) English, 48 moves, 0-1

Round 8, Game #62 [Prize for "clever combinational play"]
Romanishin vs Petrosian, 1975 
(A17) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 50: Leonid Stein - Master of Attack
Stein vs Smyslov, 1972 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 1-0 N sac-> N pin
Lombardy vs Polugaevsky, 1978 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

King's English. Nimzowitsch Var (A20) 0-1 Connected Passers
Chekhover vs Alatortsev, 1940
(A20) English, 72 moves, 0-1

K's English. 2Knts, Reversed Dragon (A22) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
O Bernstein vs Metger, 1907 
(A22) English, 22 moves, 1-0

K's English. Taimanov Var (A25) 1-0 Exchanges prep N invasion
N Davies vs C Duncan, 1999 
(A25) English, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Tough Puzzle: Self-imposed pin and pin-busting, N fork
Anikaev vs A Khasin, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A32) 1-0Cross
C Jauregui vs J de Souza Mendes, 1959 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 18 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. 2 Knts (A37) 1-0Check-less K hunt
Botvinnik vs Gligoric, 1956 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1 Smothered Mate robs the pin
W Verdonk vs Nobbe, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

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

Barry Attack vs Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 Unpin issue
Jobava vs M Tissir, 2014 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Colle 5.c3 vs Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 Cannot defend if pinned
V Kovacevic vs Marjanovic, 1982 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Q Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 1-0 Insane
Dusan Rajkovic vs Z Jeraj, 1989 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

Stalemate with all the pieces still on board in just 12 moves
J Hohmeister vs T Frank, 1993 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle->Stonewall Attk vs QID Fianchetto(A40) 1-0 g-file bashin'
Vecsey / Allies vs Breyer, 1921 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit Complex: Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1Smothered Mate
S van de Venter vs A Kromhout, 2011 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

Horwitz Defense/Classical French w/b6 (A40) 1-0 Rob the pin
Hebden vs S Le Blancq, 1989 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benoni Defense (A43) 0-1 Power of the pin & mother zugzwang!!
L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 
(A43) Old Benoni, 33 moves, 0-1

Benoni, Snail Variation (A43) Bishops All About Miniature
Karosz vs C Jaffe, 1936 
(A43) Old Benoni, 8 moves, 1-0

Zwischenzug in the Opening - Immediate recapture not required
A Durao vs S Horta, 1954 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Indian Game /Veresov 4.f3 w/out BxN (A45) 1-0 e6 Bone in throat
Feigin vs E Thorvaldsson, 1930
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Richter Attack vs Indian Def. (A45) 1-0 heavy pieces on g-file
K Richter vs Gruenfeld, 1928 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Indian Game / Polish structure (A45) 1-0 Odd play; Dovetail #
Blatny vs Nakamura, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: Raptor Var (A45) 1-0 Gain of time, Pins
J M Hodgson vs Hebden, 1986 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

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

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

Indian Game / London System vs Baltic Def (A45) 1-0 Use b-file
Ponomariov vs Fritz, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack 3...c5 (A45) 1/2-1/2 Passer can't promote
A Summerscale vs V Georgiev, 1999
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Trompowsky Attack by Trompowsky (A45) 1-0 Heavy artillery!
Trompowsky vs L Endzelins, 1936 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Indian Game (A45) 0-1 Yet another early f3 loss.
K Helling vs L Engels, 1936 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Sarratt Attk vs QID (A45) 1-0 W cashes in on pin just in time
Kamsky vs Onischuk, 2012 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 0-1Pile on pin & fork
P Sangla vs Karpov, 1968 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46) 0-1 Sacs, Spearheads
Azmaiparashvili vs Yurtaev, 1983 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

Colle vs Indian / Tartakower (A46) 1-0 Criss-cross bishops, pin
Vidmar vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: London System (A46) 0-1Just like a French Defense
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1919 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

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

Torre Attack: Dbl Fio Def (A48) 1-0 Bishop pair
Janowski vs Kmoch, 1926 
(A48) King's Indian, 47 moves, 1-0

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

London $ystem vs KID (A48) 1-0 Pin backward P on half-open file
Le Thao Nguyen Pham vs I Zenyuk, 2008 
(A48) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

London System vs Dbl Fio (A48) 1-0 Back rank spearhead pin
Short vs W Kobese, 2011 
(A48) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 59: Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Kmoch vs Reti, 1926 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

KID Fianchettos / Hungarian (A53) 1-0 Tactical finish
Chekhover vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

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

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

Benoni, 4 Pawns, Dynamic Attack (A56) 0-1 Pins, Pawn lever
Opocensky vs Hromadka, 1942
(A56) Benoni Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov, Game 19
Shirov vs A Hauchard, 1990 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted Var BxBf1 (A58) 0-1 Pin
K Rawicz vs G Jones, 2011 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Splendid series of deflection sacrifices
Zsuzsa Polgar vs P Hardicsay, 1985 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def: Taimanov Var (A67) 0-1 Wild sacs into rapid K chase
P Littlewood vs D Norwood, 1985 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

Starting Out: Modern Benoni by Endre Vegh, p. 13
Piket vs E van Haastert, 2001
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 30 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

Veresov, Dutch System (A80) 1-0 Prevention was worse than cure
T Southam vs J Cote, 1996 
(A80) Dutch, 26 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Torre vs Dutch Leningrad (A80) 1-0 Blockade, pin, zugswa
Tal vs F Reinemer, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attk (A80) 0-1 Half-open file becomes pin
C Csiszar vs D Kovachev, 2009 
(A80) Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def (A80) 1-0 h-pawn assault, Q sac, royal family fork, N
M Bosboom vs V Ouwendijk, 2006 
(A80) Dutch, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Dutch, Staunton Gambit. Accepted (A82) 1-0 5 Piece Attack w/Pin
A E Blackmar vs A Labry, 1876 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 14 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Tartakower Var (A82) 1-0 Fabulous Q grab
Bronstein vs H Dobosz, 1976 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Rob the pin
P Navarro Torres vs R Prieto Velasco, 2005 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Var (A83) 1-0 Center swarm, pin
Marshall vs Spielmann, 1908 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 22 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

Destroying the Fianchetto w/Deflection, Piling on the Pin
I Farago vs P Poutiainen, 1975  
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 21 moves, 0-1

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

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

Dutch Def. Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky (A97) 1-0 Spearhead
L Aronson vs Tal, 1957 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 36 moves, 0-1

Dutch Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky Modern ML (A99) 0-1 Kside attk
J Bellin vs F Aghasiyeva, 2006 
(A99) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3, 30 moves, 0-1

Variants / French-like (000) 1-0 Sac, fork and pins
Cochrane vs The Turk, 1820 
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Q Pawn Game: Sarratt Attack (D00) 1-0 Uncastled K loses again
H Daly vs H Hickman, 1949
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Sarratt Attack (D00) 0-1Promotion won't save the K
Adianto vs Fritz, 2005 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Sarratt Attack (D00) 1-0 Castling unpins the e-pawn
Kamsky vs A Goganov, 2016 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

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

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

$Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Euwe Def (D00) 1-0 See tpstar notes
K Wheeler vs LeBlanc, 1869 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

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

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Vienna (D00) 1-0 2 sacs to invade
Keene vs J N Sugden, 1963 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Colle c3 vs Tartakower Def. (D00) 1-0 Fine Qside P roller
Lasker vs A Rumboll, 1892 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

P4 Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 Robbing the pin to get in and win
Pillsbury vs Taubenhaus, 1893 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Black Spearhead penetrates c2, pins Bb2, passes the b-pawn.
L Van Vliet vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1907  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Unusual fianchetto Stonewall Attk(D00) 0-1 Pins for both sides
W Potter vs Zukertort, 1875 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Veresov Attack. Richter Variation (D01) 1-0 0-0-0 vs 0-0...pin
Bisguier vs J Sherwin, 1954 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attk. 2Kts System Gruenfeld Def (D01) 1-0 Like Reti's B
Miles vs Popovych, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack. Two Knights System (D01) 0-1 R sac destroys def
T Fodor Jr vs Carlsen, 2002 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Torre vs Tarrasch Def (D02) 1-0 Exchange Bs, play on d-file
V Vepkhvishvili vs S Feller, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD Copycat (D02) 1-0 Quad Pawns in 18, Hogs on 8th
E E Colman vs H Jacobs, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 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

London System Ne5 vs Qc7, Bd6 (D02) 1-0 Plenty of pin action
S E Christensen vs M Karttunen, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Chigorin Defense Dbl Pins (D02) 1-0 White passer
L Pantsulaia vs S Kristjansson, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Chigorin Var (D02) 1-0 Black walks into disaster
D Kumaran vs Miles, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Irma Bombeck...The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank
G Grasser vs L Winokur, 2014 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 36 moves, 1-0

*Torre Attack 3...Ne4 Gossip Var(D03) 1-0 8.NxN frozen pawn pin
B Modr vs J Cesal, 1995 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 7 moves, 1-0

Colle System vs Reveresed Torre w/e5 (D04) 1-0 Gueridon Mate
S Knight vs V Georgiev, 2008 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening /Colle-Zukertort (D05) 1-0 Scattered; Pin it
A Stefanova vs Zhonghan Ma, 2015
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Notes by Geza Maroczy
Alekhine vs D Marotti, 1922  
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD Austrian Def. Gusev Countergambit (D06) 1-0 Pile on pin
Portisch vs Bronstein, 1969 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Legall's Mate on Qside
Berliner vs A Rott, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

QGD Austrian Def. Gusev Countergambit (D06) 1-0 Rob the pin
Korchnoi vs N Gusev, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense 4...Bc5 (D10) 1-0 Unusual moves
Koltanowski vs Lean, 1927 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 18 moves, 1-0

QG Accepted (D20) 1-0 Pins and threats gain time
Rubinstein vs Tartakower, 1907 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern (D11) 1-0 Nxf7 decoy arranges B pin!
Bacrot vs T Dao, 2001 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line / Dutch Stonewall (D11) 0-1 Timely N
Kasparov vs M Kreizberg, 1996 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 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

Slav Defense: Alekhine Variation (D15) 0-1 Qside bashing
K Havasi vs Euwe, 1924 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 26 moves, 0-1

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

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 1/2- 1/2 Rooks gone wild...
Gelfand vs Bacrot, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Def: Czech Variation. Bled Attack (D17) 1-0 Rob the pin
Carlsen vs Z Andriasian, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Bled Attack (D17) 1-0 Gruesome pin
Bacrot vs Bareev, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Wiesbaden Var (D17) 1-0 Heavy Punches
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1996 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central. Greco Variation (D20) 0-1Wild
L Javakhishvili vs R Edouard, 2015 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Vishy Anand sacrifices away to glory !?!
Gelfand vs Anand, 1993 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 0-1

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

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

QGA Central Var. Modern Def (D20) 1-0 White Rs roll the ranks
Kamsky vs Salov, 1995
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 54 moves, 1-0

QGA Janowski-Larsen Var (D25) 1-0 Pin & fork decides battle
Browne vs Miles, 1980 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 47 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Rubinstein (D27) 1-0 Hot h-file, Q sac
Aronian vs Morozevich, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

QGA-IQP tactics-Ktxf7 demolition-11.Rc1
Mamedyarov vs Kharlov, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

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

QGD (D30) 1-0 Famous R ending, highly annotated, photo
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 Backed into Zugzwang
D Kosic vs T Christensen, 2005 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 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

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

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Serious pins
A Lein vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 1-0 Rob the pin
Tal vs Sveshnikov, 1988 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1-0

14.Bxf6! uses "pin break" & "double attack" to win a pawn
Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

World Jr Ch 1980=Tarrasch Def Classical. Adv (D34) 1-0 Crosspin
Kasparov vs G Hjorth, 1980 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Decoy sac for pin
B Adhiban vs Dreev, 2016 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 885 in Chess Informant Best Games 801-900
Gelfand vs Shabalov, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Published by the ACB in the January 1924 issue, p.5
Alekhine vs H Newt, 1923 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Var (D46) 1-0 Bxh6 triggers Kside attack
S Smagin vs N Monin, 1986 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Def (D51) 1-0 Pins win
Alekhine vs J Vilardebo Picurena, 1935 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 234 in Kramnik - My Life and Games
Kramnik vs L Bruzon Batista, 2006 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 212: 'The Golden Treasury of Chess' by Wellmuth & Horowitz
Reti vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1922 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D66) 1-0 A Strategic Trap
B Thelen vs F Treybal, 1927 
(D66) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 49 moves, 1-0

Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Var (D70) 1-0 K walk on hot coals
B Kantsler vs A Greenfeld, 2005 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def. Goglidze Attk (D70) 1/2- Q pin sac stalemate!
C Pilnick vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 977 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Morozevich vs Shirov, 2006 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Russian. Prins Var (D97)1-0 IQP allowed activity
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Catalan Opening: Closed (E01) 0-1 h-file destruction w/pin
G Abrahams vs G A Thomas, 1946
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 42 moves, 0-1

Anti-Nimzo-Indian / Tarrasch (E10) 1-0 Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Y Kotkov, 1946  
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Q decoy sac for a pin
B Morchiashvili vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 2015 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

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

QID Kasparov-Petrosian, Petrosian Attack (E12) 1-0 Gorgeous
Goldin vs I Efimov, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

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

G35: The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Chernev
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1961 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov-Petrosian. Classical (E12) 1-0 Spearhead
Piket vs Reshevsky, 1987 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov-Petrosian, Romanishin Attack (E12) 0-1 Pin
Jobava vs Kramnik, 2006 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 15 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Pin, Zugswang
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 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

Q's Indian Def: Capablanca Var (E16) 0-1Intense battle in centr
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1931 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

QID Classical. Traditional (E17) 0-1 Deflection, Pin, Zugzwang
Najdorf vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

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

QID Classical (E17) 1/2-1/2 Super Swindle into Stalemate
I A Horowitz vs M Pavey, 1951 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID Classical. Traditional, Main Line (E19) 1-0 Klunker Black R
Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 43 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. 3 Knights (E21) 0-1 2 Rivals, 1 N remains
L Christiansen vs Browne, 1981 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

NID... Romanovsky Gambit (E23) 0-1 Late arrival blitzkrieg
I Rabinovich vs P Romanovsky, 1925 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 21 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

Lilienthal's Hundred Best Games by George Negyesi
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Capa fights back after blundering a piece!
Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

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

Larsen's improvement over Spassky; fine long range attack
Larsen vs R Garbarino, 1993 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 30 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Leningrad Var(E30) 1-0Bold B, penetrating N
Bologan vs A H T dos Santos Fier, 2011 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 31 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1 Famous Counterpin+
V Makogonov vs Chekhover, 1937 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1 N sac opens file, pin
R Renter vs Keres, 1942 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 41 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1Textbook transfer
Doroshkievich vs Karpov, 1970 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Keres Def(E32) 0-1 f3 is weak
S Hjorth vs L Liljedahl, 1971 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 31 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Keres Def (E32) 0-1Fine Kside attk
J Nogueiras vs Timman, 1988 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 52 moves, 0-1

NID Classical. Keres Def (E32) 0-1 f3 pin, Qs grab pawns
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1989 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. St. Petersburg Var (E43) 0-1Pins, f2 vs f7
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1914 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Keres Def (E32) 0-1Pins, Deflect+
G Gaasland vs Carlsen, 2001 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Zurich Var (E33) 0-1 Rob the pin
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Classical. Noa Var (E35) 0-1 Leave troubles behind
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E35) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 5.cd ed, 19 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Berlin Var(E38) 0-1Rob the pin
Alekhine vs E Cima, 1943 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 36 moves, 0-1

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

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

Nimzo-Indian Def. Reshevsky Var (E46) 1-0 Pawn piles on pin
Bareev vs G Timoshchenko, 1986 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

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

C-K/NID Panov Attack. Main Line (E54) 1-0 Get the Q in close
Tkachiev vs Potkin, 2007 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 32 moves, 1-0

KID Immediate Fnchtto (E60) 1-0 W just climbs aboard, takes off
Euwe vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Black took the pawn w/the wrong piece and White pinned it
Kasparov vs Nunn, 1986 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

KID Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 1-0 Pawn power, Pin power
Kramnik vs Radjabov, 2013 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

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

43 Bd3!! pinned Black e4-pawn does not defend e4, piled on
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 68 moves, 1-0

KID Normal Variation (E70) 0-1 Turn a threat into a pin
S Johannessen vs Tal, 1964 
(E70) King's Indian, 15 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch Dble Fianchetto (E82) 0-1 Pins are a pain in the r
Hort vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Def. Saemisch Var (E86) 1-0 Smothered Mate in 1
Murey vs E Mortensen, 1982 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox (E91) 1-0 Pin bites
Fedorowicz vs J L Watson, 1979
(E91) King's Indian, 24 moves, 1-0

Tal sacs two Ns, pawn wedge supports penetration, discovered+
Niebult vs Tal, 1954 
(E92) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92) 0-1 Pin & Passer
J Gustafsson vs Kramnik, 2012 
(E92) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Kramnik shocked by Kasparov's legendary unpin sitting Q sac.
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

KID Petrosian Var. Stein Def (E92) 0-1 N sac fails, then pin
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1995 
(E92) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Def. Orthodox. Bayonet Attack (E97) 1-0Model game
Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2012 
(E97) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 Unpin end
Kramnik vs Smirin, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Aronin-Taimanov Def (E97) 0-1A Viking berserker!
D Fridman vs Naiditsch, 2013 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attack (E97) 1/2-1/2 R sac for Stalemate
Khalifman vs D Yuffa, 2016 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98) 0-1 Pin POWER
Larsen vs Tal, 1969 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 40 moves, 0-1

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

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

QGD Vienna Variation (D37) 1-0 Snuffed out?!
Kramnik vs Kaidanov, 1993 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

QGd Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37) 1-0 Trojan Horse on h7
Portisch vs B Berger, 1964 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Main Line (D42) 0-1 Flames on Qside
Musaiev vs M Karmov, 1979  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 28 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 0-1 Flank
J Wendt vs R Vasquez Schroeder, 2005
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 0-1

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

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Blumenfeld (D49)0-1 40+ pages kibitz
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch Var (D50) 0-1 Pins & Connected Passers
A Spiller vs J Acers, 1968 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

QGD Modern Var (D53) 1-0 Underpromotion w/a pin
Marshall vs J Mason, 1902 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

QGD TMB (D58) 0-1 Caught in the center, tied up in knots.
E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 30 moves, 0-1

QGD Tartakower Def. Exchange (D59) 1-0 Hanging pawns
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Dbl B sac, Q piles on pin
L Shamkovich vs A Anguiano, 1978 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Gruenfeld Defense: Flohr Variation (D90) 0-1Kickin' kNights!
Huebner vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D90) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 0-1

QGD Vienna (D24) 1-0 Q sac works w/help of tumbling knights
B Avrukh vs N Guliyev, 2006 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox, Maroczy Bind (E91) 0-1 Kside squeeze
L E Johannessen vs K Lie, 2004
(E91) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Variation (A51) 0-1Decoy & Deflect
Soderstrom vs Ake Olsson, 1981 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz - Steiner Var (A51) 0-1 Smothered#
K Lagha vs E Contedini, 1960 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: General (A02) 1-0 Stunning sacrifices, K walk
Neil Davis vs R Jamieson, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Var (A01) 1-0 Thematic w/f4
Nimzowitsch vs Saemisch, 1929 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical 4.f4 & 0-0-0 (A01) 1-0Roll Kside
I Rogers vs J Brenninkmeijer, 1990 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Yugoslav 7…Bxf1, Nge2 (A59) 0-1 P drops
T Braunlich vs J Friedel, 2007
(A59) Benko Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

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