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12 Moves or Less
Compiled by fredthebear
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It happens!

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

Englund Gambit Complex: Declined (A40) 0-1 Bxf2+ ala Budapest G
Heltay vs G Janny, 1916 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Englund G Complex: Hartlaub-Charlick G (A40) 0-1 Opera Mate
J Krejcik vs J Thirring, 1898 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Spanish Schleimann Def. Jaenisch G. Acptd (C40) 0-1Old KY Like
Schlezer vs Chigorin, 1878 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

King Pawn: La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 1-0 Double check is mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

KP, La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 0-1 Loses time/match w/the Q
Greco vs NN, 1590 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Damiano Gambit Chigorin Gambit (C40) 1-0 Q trap
J Krejcik vs R Muenz, 1911 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Game: Damiano Defense (C40) 1-0 push the h-pawn
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Damiano Defense (C40) 1-0 Q&B battery, K walk
P Korhonen vs Chai Chin Lim, 2000 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Main Line (C40) 1-0 The B pin is next
E Roethler vs L Klavins, 1957 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Fraser Defense (C40) 0-1 WARNING! WARNING!
B King vs W Baker, 1958 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Variation (C40) 1-0 Gain time
P Ten Hacken vs Nobbe, 1982 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit, Pseudo 4 Knights (C40) 1-0 Smothered Mate Mini
Kranzle vs Krause, 1939 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit (C40) 1-0 Keep developing new pieces w/threats
J S Morgado vs J C Torres, 1967 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Greco Variation (C40) 0-1 Dovetail Mate
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Var (C40) 0-1 She can't do it by herself
NN vs Bronstein, 1954 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit (C40) 1-0 8...Bc4 is strong too!
Koltanowski vs White, 1960 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def., Scandi Var. Geschev Gambit (B02) 0-1 Legall's #
NN vs G Geshev, 1935 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. 2 Pawn Attack (B02) 1-0Bone in throat, Deflection
F M Wren vs W E Mayfield, 1941 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Spielmann Gambit (B02) 1-0He opened the door?
H Russ vs K Zeh, 1974 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Two Pawn Attack (B02) 1-0 "Book trap"
H Borochow vs Fine, 1932 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: The Squirrel (B02) 1-0 Had a few too many nuts
Hill vs Janeway, 1946 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

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 Defense: Scandinavian Var (B02) 0-1 Eat just one rook
M Herdering vs H Schultz, 1993 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense Normal (B02) 1-0 Miniature: Checkmate w/a pawn
A Powers vs Dake, 1937 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Hunt Variation. Lasker Simul Gambit (B02) 1-0
B Arvola vs A Edakina, 2006 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: (Not) Normal Var (B02) 0-1 Reinfeld # puzzle
J Rabinovich vs Levenfish, 1927 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Hunt Variation. Lasker Simul G. (B02)0-1 Q&N roam
L Dobrovolsky vs P Hardicsay, 1978 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense (B02) 1-0 An open center means a faster game
Keene vs Orly, 1961  
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Hunt Var. Lasker Simul Gambit (B02) 1-0 Q trap
S Samarian vs G G Alexandrescu, 1956 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Alapin Opening 1.e4 e5 2.Ne2?! (C20) 1-0 Watch your backdoor!
A Vihmand vs H Haavamae, 2012 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Macleod Attack (C20) 1-0 Two pieces won't suffice
Morphy vs A Bottin, 1858 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 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

K Pawn: Alapin Opening (C20) 0-1 Pretty deep for opening trap
L Mouillaux vs J M Matisson, 1985 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

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

Uncommon (unsound) Q pawn opening; Double checkmate miniature
Lietsch vs Van Minden, 1957 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

QP Barry Attack (D00) 1-0 Interpose w/thy hanger!
M G Isakov vs NN, 2013 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 One piece mate
Baitsch vs Pahlke, 1956 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Von Popiel G (D00) 1-0 Pick your poison
P N Wallis vs NN, 1923 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 78: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
Bartsch vs Jennen, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Deflection: Diemer had this mating pattern down pat
E J Diemer vs Toth, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

There are 3+ ways of losing to Ryder if you aren't careful.
S Paschmann vs Kurschat, 1986 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

B-D Gambit, Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 R sac wins 3 units
M Brzoza vs Bartnik, 1991 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Ryder Gambit 5.Qxf3 1-0 Halosar Trap
E J Diemer vs H Halosar, 1934 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware Var (C51) Old game; Qd5 fork is coming
G Neumann vs Mayet, 1865 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52) 1-0 Clearance sac fails
J Mehringer vs K Johannesson, 2012 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical Variation (C53) 1-0 Battery on h-file
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 1-0

1960 Koltanowski 56-board blindfold-simul
Koltanowski vs K B Richardson, 1960 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Double Gambit Accepted (C56) 1-0 Rob the pin
Illescas Cordoba vs D Garcia Ilundain, 1991 
(C56) Two Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. Lolli Attack (C57) 1-0 Spearhead
E Schiller vs Busch, 1970 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

5.Nxf7 Bxf2+ 6.Kxf2 Nxe4+ 7.Kg1 Qh4 8.Qf3?
F Nijsen vs Peter van Diepen, 1973 
(C57) Two Knights, 10 moves, 0-1

5.Nxf7 Bxf2+ 6.Kxf2 Nxe4+ 7.Kg1 Qh4 8.Qf1
Soyka vs B Tot, 1948 
(C57) Two Knights, 12 moves, 0-1

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

Polish O (A00) 0-1 miniature: Develop, don't expand both sides
Zile vs Nyberg, 1984 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Schiffler-Sokolsky Var (A00) 0-1 A dirty bird
Fischman vs Gaile, 1976 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

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

The Sokolsky Gambit 4... Ne7 5. Qh5+ (A00) 1-0 QxN robs the pin
W Brinkmann vs K H Woschkat, 1985 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

The Sokolsky Gambit 4... Ne7 5. Qh5+ (A00) 1-0 Bxf7+ Decoy, e6+
B Katalymov vs G Ilivitsky, 1959 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

The Sokolsky Gambit 4... Kf8!? 5. c3!? (A00) 1-0 Slashing Pawn
K H Woschkat vs B Plath, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Bxf7+ Unpin, QxQ decoy, N+ fork
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1575 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

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

K's Gambit: Declined. Classical(C30) 0-1Multiple ways to mate
Pulvermacher vs Capablanca, 1907 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) White seizes e-file
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Resembles Damiano's Defense w/a Qmate
B Wall vs D Ferguson, 1989 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Declined. Q's Knight Defense (C30) 1-0 Spearhead+N
Lasker vs C R McBride, 1902 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Mafia Defense (C30) 1-0 Uncommon #
B Raphael vs H Montgomery, 1856 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Puzzling end -- overlooked zwischenzug
G Welling vs R Douven, 1982 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Accepted (C31) 1-0 Support # on open e-file
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 0-1 Penetration Q+ & N+
L O Hesse vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Blackburne Attack (C31)
NN vs Lasker, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

One of those Games Determined by a Single Profound Move
Chigorin vs K A Walbrodt, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 13 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

KGD Falkbeer Countrgambit. Charousek Gambit Morphy Def (C31)0-1
F Egido vs J Sanchez Almeyra, 1992 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

"White's King is a target, and the shooting can't be stopped"
A Ettlinger vs Janowski, 1898 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer CG Modern (C32) 0-1 Huge blunder by computer.
Compx Chess 46 vs Short, 1977 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer CG. Charousek G. Accepted (C32) 1-0Escape w/royal fork
M Lange vs T Albert, 1987 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-Rob the pin; it can't defend
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 Blackburne's Mate
W Rudolf vs NN, 1912 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0 Bxf7+ traps Q
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

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

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0Rob the pin that no longer D
Morant vs A de Feuquieres, 1680 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Def McCormick Def (C35) 1-0 Authorized
B H Wood vs G Stokes, 1964 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 12 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit Accepted. Schallop Def (C34)0-1Royal fork or#
Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

KGA Becker Def (C34) 1-0 Sac Nxg5 like clockwork
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA Abbazia Defense (C36) 0-1 Minors chase K, trap Q
P Larsson vs Englund, 1942 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Accepted (C37) 1-0 Legall's Mate in 10
H Reinle vs Seyfried, 1959 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (C37) 1-0 Mate in 12
Morphy vs M Conway, 1859 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Allgaier Gambit (C39) 1-0Black didn't move minors
W Lewis vs NN, 1820 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Berlin Def (C39) 1-0 Which N wins?
Blackburne vs Wilson, 1880  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian, Panov Transfer (B01) 0-1 Too many W pawn moves
R Sieberg vs B Stanescu, 1987 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: Modern Var (B01) 1-0 Common Qside trap
Pavlov vs D Dragos, 1987 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 1-0

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

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

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5/Nc6 (B01) 0-1 White castles into mate!
R Gimmel vs M Stock, 1990 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Main Lines. Mieses (B01) 1-0 Two en prise
Garbap vs I Berezovsky, 1988 
(B01) Scandinavian, 12 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Main Lines. Mieses Var (B01) 1-0 Giveaway
G Pankov vs S Galakhov, 1986 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5/Nc6 (B01) 1/2-1/2 Qk draw by repetition
Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1909  
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) /C-K Exchange (B13) 1-0 Unpin
T Aalto vs NN, 1993 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense vs Italian c3, d3(C41) 1-0 Smothered Q is next
F De la Paz vs A H Wohl, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

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

This same mate can occur on the 12th move of a Ruy Lopez
Mackenzie vs F Perrin, 1868 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. Hanham. Krause Var (C41) 1-0Bxf7+ Deflects K away
M Christoffel vs A Haerri, 1992 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

This one resembles a kingside Boden's criss-cross mate
O Krause vs B Leussen, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Philidor: Lopez CG (C41) 1-0 Spurious but gorgeous miniature
J Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Chess variants, Q odds (000) 1-0 Reinfeld checkmate puzzle
Tarrasch vs Schroder, 1890 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 70: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
NN vs M Bier, 1905 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 3.Nf3 is winning for White
I Schomann vs M Amini, 2007 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit - the wrong variation (A02) 1-0
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening (A04) Lady in distress wearing a black dress
Chekhov vs Razuvaev, 1982 
(A04) Reti Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 0-1 Protest->Expelled
I Penko vs J Novak, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

K's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 0-1 Double Rs sac
J M Craddock vs J Mieses, 1939 
(A25) English, 12 moves, 0-1

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

An old, lethal queen sac miniature vs. Kside fianchetto defense
Muller vs NN, 1928 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

Modern, Averbakh. Kotov Var (A42) 0-1 Looks like a dumb move!
W Thormann vs K Bischoff, 1982 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 11 moves, 0-1

Benoni / Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43) 1-0 3 simultaneous pins
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(A43) Old Benoni, 12 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: Edge Variation (A45) 1-0 Stunning Discovery
Mamedyarov vs Judit Polgar, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Discovery Q trap, or Smothered Mate
C Landenbergue vs M Roeder, 1993 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Veresov 3...c5 4.BxN exBf6 (A45) 0-1 Uncommon Discovered Mate
E Sollano vs F Rhine, 1977 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 0-1

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

Budapest Defense (A51) 0-1 Dbl B plus N Sacrifice
Biegler vs Peperle, 1952 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 Smothered Mate w/pin
B Farzamfar vs R Gralla, 2006 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def. Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 The power of the pin
Hoeregott vs W Schlage, 1929 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

Dutch Defense: Q's Knight Variation (A85) 1-0 Sudden Switch
Staunton vs Horwitz, 1846 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 12 moves, 1-0

Dutch; messed up Stonewall Def (A90) 1-0 LPDO
Euwe vs Cortlever, 1940 
(A90) Dutch, 11 moves, 1-0

Ripley loses in 11, believe it or not
J M Ripley vs O Hardy, 1963 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 11 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: Borg Gambit (B00) 0-1 Deflect the Defender
H Guennewig vs H Alber, 1988 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Modern Main Line (B05) 1-0 Decoy K, then Nxf7+
Luer vs Rattman, 1922 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 11 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Standard Line (B06) 0-1 P lever; can't save both Bs
Unzicker vs S Telljohann, 1994 
(B06) Robatsch, 11 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack; White attacks himself
Stripunsky vs Onischuk, 2012 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 11 moves, 0-1

(B13) C-K Panov Attack, 12 moves, 1-0 Q caught grabbing Ps
Botvinnik vs Spielmann, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov Variation (B17) 1-0 Wrestlin' ol' westin
M Z Ali vs B Westin, 1987 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Classical 5.Bd3!? (B18) 1-0 Gambit per Tarrasch
C Reilly vs M Tavel, 1980 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 11 moves, 1-0

Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 1-0 Qe5+ forks LPDO Ra1 OOPS!
C Maddigan vs NN, 1970 
(B20) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) 1-0 Pawn fork comin
E Mozes vs T Porrasmaa, 1966 
(B20) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

Sic Bowlder Attack (B20)1-0 Premature Bg4 pin loses again
B South vs T Neshan, 1980 
(B20) Sicilian, 10 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 Alapin (B22) 1-0 Remove Guard, Underpromotion+, Skewer
R Roehll vs D Funston, 1979 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 11 moves, 1-0

The Archetypical Alapin Miniature
P Brown vs Y Farges, 1983 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 11 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 Closed Korchnoi Def (B23) 1-0 Greed is a sin.
Blatny vs M Werner, 1988 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto Variation (B24) 0-1 Q pinned to K
L Palau vs Najdorf, 1939 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 12 moves, 0-1

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

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

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Don't bring your queen out too early!
Fetzer vs Schmidt, 1951 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Donaldson & Silman, 1998 book Accelerated Dragons, p. 33
M McCue vs F Lindsay, 1975 
(B32) Sicilian, 12 moves, 0-1

Game 56: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
H Walkerling vs Hanssen, 1928 
(B40) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Pin. Koch Var (B40) 1-0 Gary was 13 years old
Kasparov vs G West, 1977 
(B40) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Scotch Game: 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: Classical Variation (C45) 1-0 She's on the loose
M Judd vs Mackenzie, 1878 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 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: Steinitz 4...Qh4 (C45) 1-0 Q trap
P Frazer vs Taubenhaus, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Three Knights, Spanish vs. Steinitz (C46) 1-0 Legall's Mate
J N Berger vs Frohlich, 1888 
(C46) Three Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C47) 1-0 Bxf7+ w/a twist
Astapovich vs Golosov, 1967 
(C47) Four Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Loss by Capa to a strong but then unknown fremale player
Capablanca vs M Bain, 1933 
(C48) Four Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 1-0 kNarly kNight
F Portisch vs Oravez, 1952 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B48) 1-0 Odd trap
P Dely vs L Szollosi Sr, 1963 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Unpin, Legall's Mate found in Reinfeld's Checkmate book
H Buckle vs NN, 1840 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sic Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 The farther you get from home...
E Kostopoulos vs E Kerimov, 2001 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Classical Variation(B56) 1-0Windmill+ nabs R
B Wall vs Morales, 1974 
(B56) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical Var (B57) 1-0 Mini: Hit f7 or it's defender!
C Zuidema vs H Ree, 1967 
(B57) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Exchange (B62) 1-0 Ridiculous works!
B Koch vs W Kuppe, 1932 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Levenfish (B71) 1-0 Discovered+ Double Attack
Eigil Pedersen vs A Zografakis, 1950 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Levenfish Var (B71) 1-0 Leaps and bounds
D Muller-Using vs F Hoffmann, 1995 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. Leonhardt Var (B88) 0-1 ...Nf3+
Sursock vs Larsen, 1970 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 12 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Bishop highway looms large
A F Gragger vs Vieltorf, 1952 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 12 moves, 1-0

Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander (1909-1974)
C H Alexander vs Z Milev, 1954 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 10 moves, 1-0

Urusov Gambit (C42) Turn the tables; hunter becomes the hunted
NN vs Zukertort, 1862 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

Cochrane Gambit. Center Variation (C42) 1-0 Q grab Deflects B
Messinger vs M Rack, 1989 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C42) 1-0 5...e4?
H Van Oostrum vs Rohner, 1981 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Baltic Def. Q Attack Deferred (D02) 0-1, 10 moves
J van der Linden vs L Svensson, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

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

Qs Gambit Declined: Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Legall's Mate
Berliner vs A Rott, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 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

(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 12 moves, 0-1
Bafrali vs E Schiller, 1991 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap(D08) 0-1Develop w/threats
R Biever vs Cassidy, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line(D08) 0-1 "Smothered Check"
J Rascher vs W Seemann, 1988 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

AMAZING - game that never happened; pawn hurts like a splinter!
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange Var (D13) 1-0 Qside exchanges, trapped R
Birjukov vs Frolov, 1968
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

QGA Old var (D20) 1-0 Black lost 2 minor pieces in 12 moves
J H Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

QGA Alekhine Def. Borisenko-Furman Var (D21) 1-0Remove defender
Botvinnik vs Schmid, 1965 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Mannheim Var (D23)1-0 12 move stunner
Sajtar vs Sliwa, 1947 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Accelerated Move Order (D31) 1-0Greek gift miniature
Pillsbury vs NN, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Check by castling nabs the wayward rook
NN vs G Abrahams, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 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 Both sides assault the c-pawn
N I Grekov vs N Grigoriev, 1919 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 0-1

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

Neo-Grünfeld Defense (D70) 1-0 Black is in a bad way
Gruenfeld vs G Nagy, 1924 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Exchange Variation (D71) 0-1 Up 2 pawns
G Andruet vs A Bofill Mas, 1988 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 10 moves, 0-1

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

(E18) QID, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 12 moves, 1-0 Double Attack
M Heinicke vs Seitz, 1934 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 12 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Kmoch Variation (E20) 0-1 Thunderbolt!
R Saeidi vs A Roghani, 2001
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 11 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann Var (E22) 1-0 2 Hanging Ns
Capablanca vs Colle, 1929 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

Standard Remove the Defender, then + & Fork LPDO
Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1933 
(E35) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 5.cd ed, 12 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 0-1Counterattack
S Gichurkin vs K Petrosian, 2006
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 11 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian, Normal Var. Schlechter Def (E52) 1-0 Bs trap Q
A Lugovoi vs Balashov, 2003 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 12 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox Positional Defense Closed Line (E94) 0-1 B skewer
E Vladimirov vs Chekhov, 1975 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 11 moves, 0-1

Italian (C50) 1-0 The old center pawn fork trick pays off big!
R Kohoutova vs K Stodolova, 1995 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 11 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

Italian Game 3...Nh6? (C50) 1-0 Develop, Castle, Attack, Mate
Koltanowski vs Day, 1960 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 0-1Pin & pawn roller
G Teitz vs B Wall, 1984 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Rousseau G / Latvian G (C50) 1-0Unique semi-smoth
H G Gunderam vs A Grava, 1970 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian 4 Kts (C50) 1-0Black unpin will fail
Edward Daniels vs G Walker, 1841 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 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

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

Grob Opening: Spike. Hurst Attack (A00) 1-0, 12 moves
Grob vs NN, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Q nabs Q
C Bloodgood vs J Boothe, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst), Hector Gambit (A00) 0-1 Support mate coming
A Aasum vs L Frenzel, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst), Klüver Gambit (A00) 1-0 Hello?!
K de Smet vs T Plath, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Reversed Alekhine's Defense; Beautiful Miniature w/a Q Sac
D D van Geet vs Versnel, 1950 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 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

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Copenhagen Defense (C21) 1-0 Q skewer
Albin vs Horinek, 1922 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit Accepted. Classical Def (C21) 1-0 7...Na5 8.Bxf7+
Svenson vs Alderson, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Accepted. Classical Def (C21) 1-0 Q forks loose B & #
H Reinle vs Niendler, 1921 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Frozen f-pawn is pinned so battery wins
F Bethge vs Legal, 1930 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Humdinger!!
Bernhold vs Kreut-Zahler, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Declined. Sorensen Defense (C21) 0-1 Discovered+
H Leeners vs Edwards, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0 Two hangers
J Bobber vs S Albrecht, 1990 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Schlechter Def (C21) 0-1 Counterpunch!
S Albrecht vs J Bobber, 1990 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Bxf7+ means Q is lost
C Gibbs vs C Davie, 1916 
(C21) Center 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

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 0-1 Q sac, Dbl B attack
Stevenson vs S Mariotti, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit 5.Nxc3 (C21) 1-0 Legall's Mate w/a pinned knight
A G Essery vs F H Warren, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 1-0 Bone in throat mates
De Con vs NN, 1913 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Halasz-McDonnell Gambit (C21) 1-0 Orginator deals
T Halasz vs Gritschuk, 1985 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 0-1Black unpin to win
D Hiermann vs K Pinkas, 1992
(C22) Center Game, 11 moves, 0-1

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

Bishop's Opening (C23) 1-0 White bishops explode into Black!
L Boros vs I Saller, 1995
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 Q decoy, pawn mate
D Ponziani vs NN, 1769 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 1-0, Bxf7+, Ng5+ Q trap
E Paehtz vs M Seps, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Knight Var (C25) 1-0 Can opener
Steinitz vs NN, 1860 
(C25) Vienna, 12 moves, 1-0

Vienna G. Hamppe Allgaier G. (C25) 1-0 Scholar's Mate Variation
Tartakower vs M Berman, 1934 
(C25) Vienna, 11 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C25) 0-1 Q sac, pseudo-Legall's mate
W A Oudheusden vs L de Vries, 1934 
(C25) Vienna, 11 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Pierce Gambit (C25) 1-0 Pretty far gone days
F J Perez Perez vs Alekhine, 1943 
(C25) Vienna, 12 moves, 1-0

A Vienna trap well worth knowing. 13.Nxf7 wins regardless
Alekhine vs S Lugowski, 1931 
(C25) Vienna, 12 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 93 Bf6 block supports mate
Alekhine vs De Cassio, 1944 
(C25) Vienna, 10 moves, 1-0

Game 33: The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
Pillsbury vs Fernandez, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 9 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Stanley Var. Reversed Spanish (C26) 1-0 Both offer
Santasiere vs W Adams, 1946 
(C26) Vienna, 10 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Stanley Variation. Monster Declined (C27) 1-0 Nx_+
J Mieses vs NN, 1900 
(C27) Vienna Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C27) 1-0Nice miniature to know
R Bass vs R Armstrong, 1952 
(C27) Vienna Game, 10 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

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 0-1 The wrong way
J Gallagher vs Miles, 1990 
(C28) Vienna Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 King walk
B Wall vs T Louie, 1974 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Nxf7
V Prosviriakov vs Scott Borland, 2015 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack(B10)1-0Auer, das tut weh!
Wurm vs Auer, 1937 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Nxf7 KxNf7 Qxe6+
Alekhine vs Ronald M Bruce, 1938 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack (B10) 0-1, 12 moves, Dbl R Pins!!
A Espeli vs Andersen, 1952 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Chigorin 2.Qe2 (C00)1-0 Q&N work well together
V Sanduleac vs C Paun, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 1-0 Deflection
C Andersson vs F McCluskey, 1993 
(C01) French, Exchange, 11 moves, 1-0

French Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1 Make a bigger threat
H Nishimura vs M Wiedenkeller, 1982 
(C02) French, Advance, 12 moves, 0-1

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

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) Bad Boyzz!
Wilk vs Neumann, 1956 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Useless vs. Useful Checks
B Wall vs W Wall, 1969 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 Dbl threat crusher!
H Lohmann vs Teschner, 1950 
(C10) French, 10 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Another fatal Nge7 w/Greek Gift
K Blom vs Niels Jensen, 1934 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Var (C10) 1-0 Q gets snarred pawn grabbing
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 39 of 1000, Baruch Harold Wood vs L.D.H, Correspondence
Wood vs Lambert, 1948 
(C10) French, 10 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Double threat
Woehl vs Krusius, 1920 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Frankfurt Var (C13) 1-0The hunter becomes the
Velimirovic vs H Ree, 1994 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Winawer (C15) 1-0 Qxe6+ sacrifice; Boden's mate
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 1-0 Freebie or Forking N+
B Wall vs F Aparasi, 1973 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Fingerslip Kunin Double Gambit (C15) 1-0Open d-file
Kunin vs Ochsengoit, 1958 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Forgacs Variation (B15) 1-0 Boden's Mate w/Q
Chulkov vs Gavemann, 1947 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

C-K Def. Main Line (B15) 1-0 Famous off-hand miniature w/Q sac
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

As seen in Beginner's Picture Guide by Horowitz
Schuster vs Carls, 1914 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 0-1

A perfect clone of another played fifteen years before
NN vs Carlos Torre, 1928 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0, 11 moves 0-0??
C Dinwoodie vs G Salmon, 1941 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense (B15) 1-0 kNights love to eat pawns
A Karpatchev vs R Oney, 2006 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62) 0-1 Half-open g-file
NN vs Breithaupt, 1942 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Defense. Beverwijk Var (C65) 0-1 Ng4, Qh4, Ba6+
NN vs G Sewell, 1951 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Defense. Beverwijk Var (C65) 0-1 Ng4, Qh4, Ba6
A Hobbis vs A Cooper, 1952 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Hedgehog (C66) 1-0 Interference
D H Campora vs J Eslon, 1991
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl+
A Ambanelli vs R Frith, 1981 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Well known Noah's Arc trap in the Modern Steinitz Defense
R Dworzynski vs Keres, 1956 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 11 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish, Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0Spearhead Q fork
D Burk vs A Wishnek, 1968 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 8 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78) 1-0 Qd5 trifecta
C B van den Berg vs F Gaarenstroom, 1943 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open Variation (C80) 0-1 Q forks LPDO & Mating square
V G Kirillov vs Taimanov, 1947 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 12 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Open Var. Main Lines (C80) 1-0 Pin it to win it
Alekhine vs J Ganzo Mediavilla, 1944 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 11 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. Riga Var (C80) 0-1 Bxh2+ discovery nabs LPDO Q
S Osborne vs J M Garcia, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 11 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Richter Variation (C80) 1-0 You shouldn't
Laroschin vs Groper, 1923 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 10 moves, 1-0

K's English. Three Knights System (A27) 1-0 Black took the bait
J Loy vs R Erickson, 1989 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Stanley. Reversed Spanish (C33) 1-0 Spearhead
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1921 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange; Black Fishin' Pole (C69) 1/2-Q sac perpetual
Adorjan vs Karpov, 1967 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation (B17) 1-0 Royal family fork
A Vooremaa vs Lvik, 1962 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Roscher Gambit (B07) 1-0 Discovery + coming
J Roscher vs S Plath, 1989 
(B07) Pirc, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian (B02) 1-0 Bxf7+ Unpin Ng5+
S Ritvin vs E Z Rabin, 2006 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Fast 3 piece attack
M Sabol vs Votava, 1995 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

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

French Exchange. Monte Carlo/Albin CG(C01) 0-1Greed is punished
NN vs Livingstone, 1941 
(C01) French, Exchange, 10 moves, 0-1

KGD Classical 2...Bc5 (C30) 0-1 White Q trapped on g-file
De Beaurevoir vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1798 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

Colle c3 System (D04) 1-0 Early bird march of the b-pawn
G Welling vs F Sergent, 1998 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Cozio Def Nge7 (C60) 1-0 Nxe5 sac, Spearhead
Benko vs Sawyer, 1964 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann. Karlsbad Var (E23) 0-1 Q trap
A Hansen vs S Jensen, 1945 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 9 moves, 0-1

Spanish Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 She's overworked
H Bohm vs Roman Hernandez, 1979 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 12 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Franco-Hiva Gambit I (C01) 1-0 N sac, Qf7#
Koltanowski vs D Jong, 1960 
(C01) French, Exchange, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical. Cordel Gambit (C64) 1-0 N traps Q
D G Levens vs A Thomas, 1963 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 10 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Staunton Line (C31) 1-0 Discover++
Salomon vs Gregor, 1902 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Fingerslip, Kunin Double Gambit (C15)1-0 Reti # w/R
K Dekker vs W Erler, 1967 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

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