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yFredthebear's Knights Add Spice III
Compiled by fredthebear
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These soldiers really know how to stir up a game of chess!

Thank you, Honza Cervenka, shach matov!

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

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Queen sac for a famous king walk
Steinitz vs Rock, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game, Classical. Albin Gambit (000)1-0 Odd but pretty #
Bird vs Pinkerley, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 24 moves, 1-0

Wonderful attack on g-file, h-file and diagonal, N+Q+R sac
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening (A00) 1-0 See story: 2nd hand smoke kills R?
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 1-0 Unusual attacking play
R Bowlby vs C Bloodgood, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 18 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 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 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

KIA vs FR (A08) 1-0 Outnumbered 2 attackers, 1 defender = N sac
Bronstein vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 15 moves, 1-0

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

English Opening: Adorjan Defense (A10) 0-1 Forking N+ next
Kholmov vs Sax, 1976 
(A10) English, 19 moves, 0-1

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

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

King's English. Three Knights System (A27) 0-1 c4 yourself!
Seirawan vs Browne, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 18 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Grab 2 Ps, lose time w/Q, vulnerable f7
Kasparov vs Timman, 1987 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. Q Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 0-1Be careful where you aim
Simon J vs J Bar-Nir, 1963 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

French/Owen's Defense (A40) 1-0 15 moves, smothered mate
H Namyslo vs R Lau, 1996 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Variation (A51) 0-1 Trapped Q
Turkka vs Hanninen, 1952 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Fianchetto (A62) 1-0 White N is immune (skewer)
Smejkal vs S Tatai, 1973 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 14 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 4.Nf3 e5?! is hard to hold (B01)1-0 Exchanges, N fork+
H Suechting vs F Englund, 1906
(B01) Scandinavian, 17 moves, 1-0

Scandi Icelandic-Palme Gambit 3.c4 e6 (B01) 0-1 Fear the beard
J Rudd vs M Simons, 2000 
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Anderssen Counterattack 4...e5 (B01) 1-0 Easy
Tarrasch vs C Nilsson, 1913 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. 2 P Attk. Lasker Var (B02) 0-1 Becomes 2 N Attk
Z Radojevic vs Bagirov, 1973 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 13 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: Normal (B03) 0-1 Develop Ns before Bs
Hecker vs A Harju, 1976 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Rat Def / Modern Def (B06) 0-1 N Giveaways
F Atabek vs Suttles, 1982 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Standard (B06) 0-1 3 Piece Travelin' Band
J N Sugden vs Keene, 1962 
(B06) Robatsch, 17 moves, 0-1

Pterodactyl Defense: Eastern. Pterodactyl (B06) 0-1 Brilliancy!
E Preissmann vs L Day, 1978 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Byrne Variation (B07) 1-0 Slash & burn kNights
Dreev vs D Anagnostopoulos, 1989 
(B07) Pirc, 15 moves, 1-0

Pirc, Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 1-0 Shrewd mating net
W So vs M Mahjoob, 2007 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 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

An uncastled king cannot withstand two open central files
Alekhine vs I Strazdins, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian (B20) Alternative defense to BDG gets smothered
Deming vs Cornell, 1980 
(B20) Sicilian, 6 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

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

Sicilian Alapin (B22) 0-1 White try for brilliancy backfires
M Kagan vs H Lyman, 1937 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed opens, traps Black queen using minors
Blackburne vs Loye, 1913 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. O'Kelly Var. Yerevan System (B28) 1-0 Q trap
P Blazkova vs J Manak, 1995 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Turov won "Ciudad de Sevilla", 2014 !
M Turov vs D Bocharov, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian Nge7 is trouble (B30) 1-0 Smothered Mate
Levitina vs Goltsova, 1978 
(B30) Sicilian, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Boy, oh boy.
O Kali vs Lior Duek, 2015 
(B30) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Def. Pin Var (B40) 1-0 W rapidly develops all 4 minors
K Treybal vs J Rejfir, 1933 
(B40) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Pin. Koch Variation (B40) 1-0 kNight infiltration
Igor Ivanov vs Nabeiev, 1974 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Pin. Koch Variation (B40) 1-0 W gains material
M Valvo vs M Burkett, 1963 
(B40) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Delayed Alapin(B50) 1-0Remove the Guard, Outnumber Be3
Kasparov vs L Evers, 1988 
(B50) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Canal Attack ML (B52) 1-0 Black did not move either N
Browne vs Quinteros, 1974 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Classical (B58) 1-0 Two kNights Attack
Taubenhaus vs A A Smorodsky, 1914 
(B58) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 1-0Remove the Guard
S Hamann vs M Macdonald-Ross, 1962 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Discovery
I Cheparinov vs J Cortes Lizano, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 If Qxa2 then Nc3 nabs her
Timman vs Polugaevsky, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Ns hammer 6th
Radjabov vs Anand, 2006 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 16 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

FR Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Both Black N's pinned
Tal vs M Strelkov, 1949 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Breyer Var (C13) 1-0 Discovery
Velimirovic vs N Ristovic, 1995 
(C13) French, 10 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Bouncing N like Pac-Man
Charousek vs G Makovetz, 1893 
(C22) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Lewis Gambit (C23) 0-1 Deflection Sacrifice
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1841 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit (C25)1-0 Legall's Mate (unforced) B took the bait
Pillsbury vs Fernandez, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 9 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Main Line (C25) 1-0 f6 blunder
M Fierro vs L Maria, 1994 
(C28) Vienna Game, 14 moves, 1-0

16 move mate: King goes for a walk in the Frankenstein-Dracula
E E Book vs A Hiidenheimo, 1925 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 16 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

Vienna G. Steinitz G. Fraser-Minckwitz Def (C25) 0-1 Decoy
Steinitz vs J Minckwitz, 1870 
(C28) Vienna Game, 18 moves, 0-1

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

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 W threatens mate 6 consecutive ways!!
Young / Burille vs Ware / Snow, 1888 
(C28) Vienna Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C29) 1-0 Rudolf Spielmann (1883-1942)
Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 4: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Blackburne vs Blanchard, 1891  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Hinrichsen Gambit (C31) 0-1 K walk
Heinrichsen vs Metger, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

KGA. Blachly Gambit (C37) 1-0 AULD LANG SYNE
Steinitz vs Lang, 1860 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Allgaier Gambit (C39) 1-0 N changed jobs
Schwartz vs Samsonov, 1908 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA Allgaier Gambit Thorold Attack (C39) 1-0 Deflect Q, P mate
Maurian vs NN, 1866 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 The Original Legall's Mate
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Q sacrifice, Pawn mate
S Mlotkowski vs Deacon, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

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

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

White plays five moves---announces mate in eight!!!
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1862 
(C27) Vienna Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Lolli Var (C44) 1-0 A SWIFT KICK IN THE PANTS!
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

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

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

Four Knights Glek (C47) 1-0 Unpin sets up discovered check
P Guyot vs S Trassaert, 1990 
(C46) Three Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch (C47) 1-0 Pin & royal fork
Tal vs A Darznieks, 1952 
(C47) Four Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch (C47) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Tarrasch vs G Simonson, 1887 
(C47) Four Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Latvian G. /Giuoco Pianissimo. Lucchini Gambit(C50) 0-1 P mate
M General vs Dubois, 1850 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

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

Evans Gambit Declined (C51) 1-0 Stripped clean as a whistle!
Marshall vs R Short, 1894  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Albin Gambit (C53) 0-1Oldie but GOODIE
NN vs D Ponziani, 1769 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical 4.c3. Center Attk (C53) 0-1 K walk, Q&Rs sit
F A Hoffmann vs Alexander Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Italian, Scotch Gambit, Max Lange Atk (C55) 1-0 Deflection Sac
B Kazic vs B Vukovic, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 Blindfold simul, NBQ#
Morphy vs P Dominguez, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 Remove the defender
T Finnbogadottir vs H Ragnarsson, 2011
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack Knight sac line (C57
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Art of Attack in Chess by Vladamir Vukovic, p. 83
O Field vs O Tenner, 1923 
(C58) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 Kside attack
Reti vs Spielmann, 1913 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def (C65)0-1 Multiple sacs open the g-file to K
J Baddeley vs Blackburne, 1879 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Pin allows pawn mate
Bird vs De Vere, 1868 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 Fishin' Pole
Privalov vs V Malaniuk, 1974 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 15 moves, 0-1

How to Win Chess Games Quickly by Fred Reinfeld
C Kottnauer vs K Whyld, 1953 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open Variations (C80) 0-1 Minor piece sacs
Schlechter vs H Faehndrich, 1904 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 20 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

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

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Q decoy sac
E J Diemer vs K Locher, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy strikes again!
Koltanowski vs J Salazar, 1940 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 0-1 14...h3? gives the initiative to Black
Riumin vs A Poliak, 1929 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

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

Queen's Gambit Declined: Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Qc5 trapped
J Krejcik vs Reti, 1922 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Krause Attack (D17) 1-0 Qc5 trap
Karpov vs P Houtsonen, 1989 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 13 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

Semi-Slav Def Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Discovery jolts Spearhead
Huebner vs Kasparov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 15 moves, 0-1

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

The famous surrealist artist w/a sting in the tail
Koltanowski vs Duchamp, 1929 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

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

Bogo-Indian Defense: Wade-Smyslov Var (E11) 0-1 Lost pawn plus
K Spraggett vs Smyslov, 1985 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 14 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian Def. Kasparov Var (E12) 1-0 Fork & pin - EZ win
Uhlmann vs B Andersen, 1964 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 9 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E27) 1-0 Q says take me!
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

William J. Lombardy: 4th junior world champion: 2 years
M Gerusel vs Lombardy, 1957 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 18 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. B Attack Classical Def (E48) 0-1 Nutso N sets it up
Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

The infamous Bxh2+ Greek gift sacrifice played by Deep Junior
Kasparov vs Deep Junior, 2003 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

King's Indian Def. Saemisch (E80) 1-0 Check to a double threat
Sliwa vs Uhlmann, 1956 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 0-1 Royal fork off the menu
Velimirovic vs Uhlmann, 1976 
(C01) French, Exchange, 21 moves, 0-1

French Winawer Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 0-1 h-file bomb
K O'Brien vs D Salter, 2008 
(C15) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Norwegian Var (C70) 0-1 Q+ removes K guard
A Matanovic vs J H Donner, 1965 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C27) 0-1 Black N ruins White
W A Haller vs W Pollock, 1890 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Robatsch Opening, 15 Nxd6!!
Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Gambit. Saratt Var (C44) 1-0 Resembles Jerome Gambit
J McCord vs J Penquite, 1949
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55) 1-0 Ng7?! fails
B Carlier vs R Burton, 1987 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 Blindful Simul loss
Pillsbury vs K Moll, 1902 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 0-1

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 LPDOs in the Shooting Gallery
G Salmon vs Djuro Szabo, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

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

KGA Bishop's Gambit Cozio Var (C33) 1-0 Q & Dbl Kt. Sac
F Burden vs NN, 1850 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack (B03) 0-1 Stunning combo!
J Vetemaa vs Shabalov, 1986 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Borg Gambit: Poisoned Pawn Var (B00) 1-0 W needs 3 pawn moves
J Roscher vs B Bettermann, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System (D28) 1-0 R sac into N fork
Spassky vs Avtonomov, 1949 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Var (B94) 1-0 Impressive Demolition
Kotronias vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Spanish, Closed Center Attack Basque G. (C84) 1-0 Greek gift
Bird vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 22 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 0-1 Odd play grants you a mini loss
Van der Wiel vs Kasparov, 1982 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51) 1-0 Fine Deflection
Anderssen vs G W Medley, 1851
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Alekhine Variation (D51) 0-1 Losing simul
Alekhine vs W Rosenberg, 1935 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 0-1

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Atta boy Atwood!!
G Atwood vs J Wilson, 1798 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian Classical. Greco G. Traditional (C54) 0-1The Clean Mate
A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

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

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted (C47) 1-0 Sting like Wesley
W So vs Li Chao, 2006 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical (A01) 1-0 Exchange sequence
Larsen vs D Pappa, 1995 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Incredible sacs into Philidor's Legacy
F Young vs L Dore, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Found in Chernev's "Combinations - The Heart of Chess"
Capablanca vs A Ribera Arnal, 1935 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Goering Attack (C51) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Blackburne vs Mr. L, 1886  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Scandinavian Modern (B01) 1-0 Extended Legall's Mate for K walk
J Perrier vs F J Wellmuth, 1917  
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Bronstein-Larsen (B16) 1-0 Pin & pile on
D H Campora vs Morozevich, 1994 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

White wins by mate or royal fork--by the same move Ng6+.
Wade vs R F Boxall, 1953 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Colle Zuke / Stonewall-ish (D05) 1-0 Surprising checkmate
Yusupov vs L Adasiak, 2005 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Rook forks Royalty
Tal vs Granda Zuniga, 1987 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn ML (C11)1-0 Ns fixin' 2bust up the joint
Ponomariov vs Ivanchuk, 2002 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

Lesson 4: Best Lessons of a Chess Coach by Sunil Weeramantry
Harris vs Weeramantry, 1972 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

See FM Steve Giddins book, "50 Essential Chess Lessons"
Judit Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2002 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game: McConnell Defense (C40) 1-0 Royal Punishment
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Averbakh Variation (A42) 1-0 Uncastled K loses
M Bobotsov vs O M Hindle, 1967 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 23 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening / Reversed Benoni (A00) 0-1 Bold kNight entry
Cvetko Jaksa vs U Kobe, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Very nice play by Fine...Especially in a blindfold simul.
Fine vs C F Tears, 1945 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Waller Attack (C52) 0-1 Early Anastasia's Mate
C Bayer vs Falkbeer, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Maybe Barcza's greatest game and 1st brilliancy prize winner!
G Barcza vs O Troianescu, 1948 
(A06) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz. Shabalov Attack (D45) 1-0Bully Deflect
Krasenkow vs Sveshnikov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack: Sicilian 3 Pawns, Q X$ (A08) 1-0 Bold Ns
W Dobrzynski vs J Misiuda, 1976
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG Charousek Gambit Morphy Def (C31) 1-0 Center surge
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Frank James Marshall (1877-1944) The Gold Coin Game
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D64) 1-0 Pretty combo ends it
Rubinstein vs M Hirschbein, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Italian, Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo ML (C50) 0-1 Kside attack
Shaked vs Kaidanov, 1993 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 kNight fork comin' up
L Kaushansky vs Kaidanov, 1992 
(C26) Vienna, 23 moves, 0-1

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

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

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 0-1 Notes by Dr. Tarrasch
W Pollock vs Lasker, 1895  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian e6, d6, a6. Open (B40) 1-0 R sac maintains d7 pin
Y Zhou vs S Williams, 2012 
(B40) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Def McCormick Def (C35) 1-0 Royal fork
W de Wit vs P Pancras, 1997 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 23 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0 Over Creative
Bronstein vs Geller, 1955 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Panov Attack. Modern Def(B14) 0-1Castled K wins again
Miles vs Yusupov, 1985 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl ++
Sveshnikov vs Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

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

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

English Symtrcl. Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A33) 1-0 Tail end
Keene vs M Basman, 1963 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 1-0

Great game, similar to Paulsen vs Morphy 1857
G MacDonnell vs S Boden, 1869 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Accepted: Classical Def. ML (D27) 1-0 Dead accuracy
M Dziuba vs J Kleinert, 2013 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 24 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

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

Evans Gambit. Pierce Def (C52) 1-0 Famous amazing rebuttal
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Chernev casts Greek gift
Chernev vs H H Hahlbohm, 1942 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Chess Informant's Best Game of 2003
Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

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

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

Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack Perenyi Gambit (B81) 1-0
Shirov vs Topalov, 2001 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Lots of compensation for Q
W Schmidt vs T Tsagan, 1964 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 24 moves, 1-0

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

C-K Karpov. Modern, Kasparov Attk (B17) 1-0 Bxh7+, RxNd7, Nxf7
Tal vs Miles, 1981 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Schlecter played visciously! Knights thump the bishop pair
Schlechter vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C28) Vienna Game, 24 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 sKorching counterattack on f2
Laszlo Kovacs vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Defense. KID (A15) 1-0 kNight on the 6th
Euwe vs J H Lohr, 1923
(A15) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Raymond Keene's Long Combo that Blazes!
Keene vs V Kovacevic, 1973  
(A06) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

An Opera of Sacrifices w/notes in Italian
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Capa Var (A47) 0-1A kNight on the rim gets trapped
Bogoljubov vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 0-1

Slav, Czech Var. Classical System ML (D19) 0-1 breezy g-file
Ftacnik vs D H Campora, 1981 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 25 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B13) 1-0 Q BOOM!
Kaidanov vs Anand, 1987 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Amazing king hunt by 10 year old Nigel Short
S J Hooker vs Short, 1975 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 0-1

English Sym Anti-Benoni Spielmann Def (A32) 0-1 Brillancy Prize
Karasev vs Nezhmetdinov, 1973 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

Steinitz' Immortal Game - von Bardeleben walked out!!!
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Atk(B90) 1/2-Crowd Pleaser
Anand vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Adv Main Line 6.a3 cxd4 (C02) 1-0 Back-to-back N sacs!
Antoshin vs Kasparian, 1955 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. ML (C51) 1-0 Q sac, got her back
Steinitz vs P T Duffy, 1865 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 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

"Oldrich Duras" Sounds of a wise old warrior of medieval epic
Vitacek vs Duras, 1900 
(C22) Center Game, 26 moves, 0-1

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 184-185
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Sicilian Paulsen-Basman (B40) 1-0 Q got caught grabbing b2-pawn
Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 0-1 Remove the defender!
L Henry vs Fedorowicz, 2011 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Tripled f-pawns lose
Naiditsch vs Van Wely, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 1-0 Black neglects dev
Marshall vs H Rogosin, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Exchange sac, Discovery+ comin'
Kaidanov vs Wojtkiewicz, 1994 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Allgaier Gambit (C39) 0-1 Pretty puzzling
Fitzgerald vs Loyd, 1898 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Sterling N sac cracks Black
Movsesian vs O Sikorova, 1994 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 N sac; Rob the pin
M Karp vs E Lobron, 1980 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

KIA / Hungarian / Closed Sicilian (A07) 1-0 Bold Arabian Mate
Robson vs A Udeshi, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 0-1A new tint of blue!
R A Ziatdinov vs D B Gurevich, 1995 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Austrian Attk. Weiss (B09) 1-0 Instructive Kside Attk
Y Dembo vs G Mammadova, 2010 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Rare pin along white's third row by black
Morozevich vs Adams, 2001 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Sacrificio de Dama // Damoffer och snygg matt!
Short vs J Ye, 2004 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Fritz Variation (C57) 1-0 Throwin' Haymakers!
D Walker vs A Wright, 1967 
(C57) Two Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Polish, ML Exchange (A00) 1-0 Neat N Interference
Heimbach vs Bogoljubov, 1930 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

A nice smothered mate at the end between two young stars!
Grischuk vs Ponomariov, 2000 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 White is tempted
Ravinsky vs G Ilivitsky, 1952 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 27 moves, 1-0

KGA Schallop Defense (C34) 0-1 Discovered+ aids promotion
G Marco vs J Mieses, 1903
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 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

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B77) 1-0 h-file attack!
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Clearance sac into fork+
Kasparov vs P Yamamoto, 2004 
(B50) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Chess Review, 1933: Jan.17 (Horowitz)
Euwe vs Flohr, 1932 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Anderssen Opening / 3Ps vs Dbl Fio (A00) 1-0 N robs pin again
E Kahn vs V Rajlich, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Art of Attack in Chess Vladamir Vukovic
Capablanca vs L Molina Carranza, 1911 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attack (C13) 1-0 Uncastled win!
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1922 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Colle 5.c3 w/IQP, doubled Rs on e-file. 24...Nd7 was a mistake
O'Kelly vs E E Book, 1950 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Allgaier Gambit (C39) 1-0 N on the 6th
Anderssen vs Mongredien, 1851 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

QGA Q's Knight Var (D31) 0-1 Active vs inactive queen
Alapin vs S Von Freymann, 1912 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 0-1 Remove the Defender
F Bohatirchuk vs Capablanca, 1925 
(B83) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandinavian. Advance 3.e5 (B00) 0-1 AN notes
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1920  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Tartakower Var (A82) 1-0 Fabulous Q grab
Bronstein vs H Dobosz, 1976 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 28 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, Stoltz Var. Shabalov Attack (D45) 0-1 Arabian Mate
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 15: "Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves" by Pandolfini
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1962 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 29 moves, 1-0

Siclian Richter-Rauzer. Traditional (B63) 1-0 Deflection N sac
Gligoric vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

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

French Tarrasch. P Center Var (C05) 1-0 GK had kNight blindness
Kasparov vs C Tambasco, 2004 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 19.Nh6+! Zwischenzug
Chiburdanidze vs G Sachs, 1990 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Black's knight looks ahead to check and fork - white shakes!
J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 1-0Impressive; w/great ease
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

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

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

Modern Defense (B06) 0-1Penetrate, Remove guard, Add attackers
A Barrett vs M Rakic, 2012
(B06) Robatsch, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30)1-0 N sac creates pin
Sadvakasov vs Kasimdzhanov, 1999 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

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

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

an impressive demolition of pawn structure combination
Timman vs Quinteros, 1973 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan Variation (B33) 0-1 She's En Prise
Yudasin vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Doublewhammy is another cupa tea!
F Parr vs G Wheatcroft, 1938 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Sosonko Var (B77) 1-0 Q sac, P&N #
Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30)0-1 Q sac to royal fork
Steinitz vs Pillsbury, 1892 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed 3.g4 (B23) 1-0 Odd start, 0-0-0, N fork
Nakamura vs A Zhigalko, 2009 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

Early exchanges by GMs do not have to end in draws!
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Yudasin, 1991 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Var (A83) 1-0 Q sac for pieces
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1905 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 30 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

Game 24: Jon Speelman's Best Games
Chandler vs Speelman, 1985 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Kadas Opening 1.h4 (A00) 0-1 Weak pawn structure, blockade
R Fabry vs Z Radojevic, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B44) 0-1 White's Kside catches fire
E Grant vs Salov, 1983 
(B44) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Pirc Classical. Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 1-0 Dbl N sac
Psakhis vs A Kochyev, 1990 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1-0Knight Stalkers
Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1920 
(C48) Four Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

Colle 9.c3 Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 Check out these sacrifices
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Ludek Pachman used this game to teach how to use knights
Ahues vs Alekhine, 1936 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 73: 100 Best Chess Games of the 20th Century- A. Soltis
Ivkov vs Portisch, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 1-0 Arabian #
R Simic vs A Planinc, 1979 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Analyzed by Bobby Fischer in his "My 60 Memorable Games"
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish Open, Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 Check & Fork LPDO!
Carlsen vs S Agdestein, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

WC Spanish Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 32 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: The Potato (A06) 1-0 Discovered check bites
E Karahaliou vs E Georgopoulou, 1997 
(A06) Reti Opening, 32 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

Sicilian Najdorf (B94) 1-0 W pounds the 6th, two Q sacs
M Stean vs Browne, 1974 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined Orthodox Def. ML (D63) 1-0 Q sac for passer
Carlos Torre vs Reshevsky, 1924 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 Black squeezed out of play
V M Mikhalevski vs K Miton, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Monte Carlo birth?(C01) 1-0 N corralled on rim
Marshall vs Swiderski, 1904 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern. Knight Def (D52) 1-0 Q sac for Blind Swine
Swiderski vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. English Attack Anti-E (B90) 1-0Rule the open file!
Akopian vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 1-0 Pseudo-Anastasia's #
M Ghorbani vs H Faryad, 2003 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 33 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Retreat Var Armenian Line (C18) 1-0 Forks
N Nip vs M C Askin, 2008 
(C18) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30) 1-0 Not Quiet
R Slobodjan vs R Prasca Sosa, 2004 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack (B76) 0-1 Exchange sacrifice
Panov vs Simagin, 1943 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 5.Nf3 Bg4 (B01) 1-0 Rob the pin again & again
J Gallagher vs M Turpanov, 2002 
(B01) Scandinavian, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Meran (D48) 0-1 Mate by a lethal decoy and deflection
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def. Rubinstein Var (A84) 0-1 N sac aides two batteries
K Grigorian vs Balashov, 1974 
(A84) Dutch, 33 moves, 0-1

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

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

Anderssen Opening/Reversed Lngrd Dutch (A00) 1-0 Kside vs Qside
N R McDonald vs P Thipsay, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 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

Dutch Def: Raphael Variation (A80) 0-1 K&N trap greedy Bishop
T Lichtenhein vs Morphy, 1857 
(A80) Dutch, 34 moves, 0-1

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

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 Two mating squares
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 1996 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall (B20) 1/2 Bloodthirsty Perpetual
Bronstein vs Deep Blue, 1996 
(B20) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian-French Variation. Open (B40)1-0 Nxe6! cracks the vault
L Williams vs K Spraggett, 1973 
(B40) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

QGD Tartakower Defense (D58) 1-0 Double Octopus
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Semi-Slav Def. Accelerated Move Order (D31) 0-1 Bird was 66 yrs
Steinitz vs Bird, 1895 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
Geller vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Spanish Open. St. Petersburg (C82) 0-1 Who can break thru 1st?
Bronstein vs Flohr, 1944 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 35 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0 Mouth wide open!?
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def (C24) 0-1 Interesting N sac works
A Ehrmann vs Anderssen, 1851  
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

Back-to-back knight sacrifices open two files w/thunder
E Hanna vs F B Walker, 1899 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. Hedgehog (A17) 1-0 Castled into it
Seirawan vs M Wiedenkeller, 1979 
(A17) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 White N cracks the Ps so the Q enters
P Lagowski vs M Skrzypnik, 2001 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

A sparkling display of pyrotechnics by Robert Byrne!
Robert E Byrne vs Larry Evans, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening vs NY System (A06) 1-0 N sac is game changer
L Gutman vs Bagirov, 1989 
(A06) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Karpov delivers two decoy sacrifices into winning skewer!!
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

Creepy Crawly Formation: Classical Def(A00) 0-1Bad N vs Good N
M Basman vs Speelman, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 K walk
Chigorin vs Burille, 1889 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined: Modern (D53) 1-0 Capa notes; exchange sac
Janowski vs Kupchik, 1913 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

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

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07)1-0 Philidor's Legacy in 3 moves
Kasparov vs Wahls, 1992 
(B07) Pirc, 37 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

Ware Opening vs Philidor (A00) 1-0 kNighted on f7
P H Nielsen vs L Valdes, 2015 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Freak Attack (B90) 1-0 Nice trap, Q gets busy
Waitzkin vs Palatnik, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

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

C-K Panov Attack. Modern Def Czerniak Line (B13) 1-0Q sac, Dbl+
M D Tseitlin vs E Dizdarevic, 1999 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk Fio (B31)1-0 N sac
B Yildiz vs I Krush, 2008 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1-0 Nice shootin' by 9-year old!
A Liang vs Kaufman, 2012  
(C45) Scotch Game, 37 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

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

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C27) 0-1 Knights all over the
J Kis vs E Csato, 1993 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

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

Kasparov's brilliant Black Slav win from the 2002 Bled Olympiad
Sasikiran vs Kasparov, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed / Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Pawn gifts
Nakamura vs W M Buehl, 2001
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 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

Sicilian Chekhover Var (B53) 0-1 Black plays in White's end
H Schaufelberger vs S Mariotti, 1969 
(B53) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Modern / Bind (B50) 1-0 Knight pair swarms in
Vasiukov vs S Garcia Martinez, 1974
(B50) Sicilian, 38 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

Game 3 in Understanding Chess Move by Move by John Nunn
K Aseev vs N Rashkovsky, 1998 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

Free cake! Three kNights are given away as pawn food.
Tal vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 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

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 1-0 1 of her favs
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Chiburdanidze, 2004 
(A17) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Dbl Fio Attack vs Classical Dutch (A01) 1-0 N+fork
Bagirov vs I Kesanen, 1992 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Petrosian Var (C16) 0-1 A Plan Inc.
R Bogdanovic vs A Planinc, 1965 
(C16) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 1-0 Sham Q sac; two Ns on 6th
Tkachiev vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

Great game by White. His knight was hanging on d4 for 6 moves.
Oll vs Azmaiparashvili, 1993 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 40 moves, 1-0

When Petrosian offers a sacrifice -- resign at once!
Filip vs Petrosian, 1965 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

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

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

French Tarrasch Guimard Def ML (C04) 1-0Excellent N&Q manuevers
Chiburdanidze vs T Zatulovskaya, 1976 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 40 moves, 1-0

The Gary Gambit Becomes the Brisbane Bombshell
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin Barmen Def vs 5.Be3 (B22)0-1 0-0-0 swiss cheese
D Sengupta vs S P Sethuraman, 2013 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 40 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Classical (C18) 1-0 Notes by Bobby Fischer
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1970  
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

26.Nxh6! sparks a spectacular attack by Garry...
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch's Dreihundert Schachpartien, Game 80, Frankfurt 1887
Tarrasch vs Alapin, 1887 
(C47) Four Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 Remove the Guard
T Hillarp Persson vs A S Rasmussen, 2010
(A09) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Variation (C29) 0-1 Avoid the N fork
Dahne vs O Cordel, 1887 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 41 moves, 0-1

Karpov plays a masterpiece-a ballet of minor pieces
Karpov vs Gulko, 1996 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening (A00) 1-0 Overworked back rank Rook
H Kallio vs F Berkes, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Lawn Mower Mate!
Bologan vs E van Haastert, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 1-0 Most impressive initiative, N-R-B sac
Geller vs Novotelnov, 1951 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. 4 Pawns Attack. Main Line (A69) 1-0 Instructive EG
V Mikenas vs B Vladimirov, 1963 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

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

French Classical. Steinitz (C11) 0-1 Faith in Black Knights
Morozevich vs V P Moskalenko, 1994 
(C11) French, 42 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense: Classical Variation / vs Colle Set-up (A40) 1-0
B McCamon vs B Carlier, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Tal could be mated at any minute, but he was a bit faster.
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. 150 Sveshnikov-Jansa Attack (B07) 1-0 She's a looker
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(B07) Pirc, 43 moves, 1-0

French Def. Schlechter 3.Bd3 (C00) 1-0Fabulous minor piece play
Schlechter vs Showalter, 1898 
(C00) French Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical Main lines Nh3 (B18) 1-0 N nabs pawns
D H Campora vs Larsen, 1981 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A09)1-0Botvinnik's piece of art
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A13) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 1-0 N support and N fork
Karpov vs Fedin, 1964 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 1-0 Pins, Pawn Storm, N Robs the Pin
Karpov vs Shefler, 1961 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Catching Rabbits
B Eley vs Uhlmann, 1972 
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Taimanov (B46) 1-0 Sucker punch R hits 7th
Shirov vs D Reinderman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical (C11) 1-0 The best in simple positions
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo (C50) 0-1 Heady work w/the Ns and Q
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 45 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 Backdoor
Kaidanov vs E Perelshteyn, 2008 
(B27) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Exchange (B03) 1-0 2Rs, 2Ns beat 2Rs, 2Bs
Fischer vs Berliner, 1962 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Black moves the same Knight 13 times in the first 27 moves!
J M Hernando Rodrigo vs D Duarte, 2001 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian unClosed. Chameleon Var (B23) 0-1 Space is weak behind
Soltis vs Igor Ivanov, 1992
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 45 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 0-1 Temp N sac for passer
Fischer vs Kholmov, 1965 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 46 moves, 0-1

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

Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1 The power of a N pair in the middle
B Vergani vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 46 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening vs Tarrasch (A03) 1-0 Exchanges for connected Ps
E Williams vs Staunton, 1851 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Dble Fio: Horse lovers will find a lot to appreciate throughout
G Barcza vs Soos, 1962 
(A05) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Owen Def: Shamkovich/Hippo (B00) 0-1 N+ busts overworked R
A Stangl vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Killer Finish
J Sunye Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 0-1 Queens middlegame
Kamsky vs Akopian, 2009 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 Arabian Mate
G West vs HIARCS, 1994
(C28) Vienna Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Game 33: 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 Alekhine
A Pomar Salamanca vs Alekhine, 1945  
(C01) French, Exchange, 48 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 Arabian Mate Awaits
D G Fridman vs Lenderman, 2010 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

King's English. Botvinnik System (A26) 1-0 Sac for a passer
Kasparov vs Short, 1990 
(A26) English, 48 moves, 1-0

Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43) 0-1 Discovery gains back material
W Cohn vs Blackburne, 1907 
(A43) Old Benoni, 49 moves, 0-1

QGD Modern. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 Plenty of Cat & Mouse
Duras vs Z Barasz, 1912 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

Pirc Austrian Attack. Dragon (B09) 0-1 No time for en prise N
Bologan vs Nunn, 1992 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

Nakamura allows Black to queen with check
Nakamura vs Robson, 2012 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. B+ line (C42) 1-0 Six Ps on 4th
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1855 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Def (D52) 0-1 GREAT Rs & Ns
Euwe vs Lasker, 1934 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 0-1

QGD (D31) 1-0 Outposted N vs Bad B = Slow suffocation
Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury (D41)1-0 N fork flips = ending
Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin CG (D08) 1-0 Q sac, Underpromotion, Hook Mate!
Marshall vs W Napier, 1898 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 52 moves, 1-0

Sicilian McDonnell Attack. Tal Gambit (B21) 1-0 Centralized N
Short vs Kasparov, 1990 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 52 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Alapin Barmen Def (B22) 0-1Rapid: 16...Nxe4! is better
R Mamedov vs Judit Polgar, 2014 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 52 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Modern Var. ML (B05) 0-1 Pair o' Ns beat Bs!
J Echavarria vs J Szmetan, 1999 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 53 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 White K cornered last 25 moves
Tartakower vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(C01) French, Exchange, 54 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

Van't Kruijs /Dble Fianchetto vs Dutch (A00) 1-0 Great N play!
J Wisker vs Bird, 1873 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Petrosian Var (C16)1-0 N sac breakthru for R, Q
Nezhmetdinov vs V Zagorovsky, 1967 
(C16) French, Winawer, 55 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Lasker Defense (D56) 0-1 EG kNight is trapped
Topalov vs Anand, 2010 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 0-1

A rook on 7th is a real problem! So is a centralized knight!
I Nepomniachtchi vs P Potapov, 2015 
(B01) Scandinavian, 56 moves, 1-0

QGD Janowski Var (D31) 1-0 Superior minor piece play
Lasker vs Janowski, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

Tal scored four wins against Korchnoi out of 44 games.
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 57 moves, 1-0

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 133-137
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Q&P ending
Hydra vs Karjakin, 2004 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Beefeater (A40) 0-1 Black N sac for pawn roller
G Buckley vs D Norwood, 1999 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Fianchetto (B80) 1-0 42.Re7! Lighthouse
Lautier vs Leko, 1997 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1-0

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

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Windmill just in time
K Volke vs M Schaefer, 1994 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Mieses Opening: Reversed Rat (A00) 0-1 Bad kNight!
A Natri vs H Kallio, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 63 moves, 0-1

5.c4, 8.b3 Colle-Zukertort; A herd of horses in the center
E Schiller vs M Al Sayed, 2003 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def. Blackmar's Second G. (A80)1-0 Uncommon Ns Strategy
Tal vs K Klasup, 1952 
(A80) Dutch, 64 moves, 1-0

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

French Winawer Adv. (C19) 0-1 White has a bad knight?!
Stein vs Uhlmann, 1962 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 67 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def 2.Qh5?! (B20) 0-1 Bizarre! W let perpetual go?
E Treger vs S Agaian, 2003 
(B20) Sicilian, 68 moves, 0-1

C-K 2 Ns Attk. Mindeno Exchange (B11) 0-1 Brave K escorts pawns
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 68 moves, 0-1

King's English. Two Knights' Keres Var (A23) 1-0 Piece action
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 73 moves, 1-0

kNight sacrifices lead to five pawns against a Rook
Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

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

Copycat, early knight sortie becomes Q vs. 2 rooks ending
G Barcza vs Prins, 1952 
(A06) Reti Opening, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

The Dancing Knight, Diligent Rook & Dastardly Minority Attack
Larry Evans vs H Opsahl, 1950 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0

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

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 N sac, pile on pins, Bishops EG
V Georgiev vs R Goletiani, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 103 moves, 1-0

"World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE) Chess!"
Shen Yang vs Zhou Jianchao, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 114 moves, 0-1

Kangaroo Defense (A40) 1-0 Greek gift, King walk
J Kozma vs Sliwa, 1967 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: General (E00) 1-0 Hanging pieces, immunity
D Shapiro vs R Goletiani, 2001 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed (E01) 1-0 White N outlasts Black N
B Avrukh vs Macieja, 2008
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 73 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E07) 1-0 2 hanging units
Botvinnik vs Lasker, 1936 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 21 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

Game 5: Best Lessons of a Chess Coach - Sunil Weeramantry
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Weak Pawns, Weak Squares and Mighty, Mighty Knights
H K Mattison vs Nimzowitsch, 1929  
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Leningrad Var (E30) 0-1 Queen's Knight Tour
Alie H/Hasan vs Alekhine, 1933 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 39 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical Noa Var (E34) 0-1 BF was impressed
A Akshanov vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 0-1 Not obvious!
Miles vs de Firmian, 1990 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 37 moves, 0-1

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

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Bishop Attack (E47) 0-1 K cut off
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 39 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Botvinnik System (E49) 1-0 Kside beats Qside attack
Granda Zuniga vs Alexander V Ivanov, 2003 
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 29 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Gligoric System Exchange at c4 (E54) 0-1 F.M. notes
Kevitz vs Marshall, 1937  
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 25 moves, 0-1

The attack no one foresaw (Byrne gets Knightmares)
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

KID Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 0-1 No sacs, just weak squares
L Stumpers vs Euwe, 1946 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

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

'Thrilla in Manila' fought in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philip
Hsu Li Yang vs Nunn, 1992 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 27 moves, 0-1

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

KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 N sac for connected passers
Smejkal vs Petrosian, 1981 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

Keres and Kotov, The Art of the Middle Game.
Kotov vs Bronstein, 1944 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

KID Normal Var (E70) 0-1 Black Q is immune, N fork coming
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch. Steiner Attack (E80) 1-0 Cramp, N sac, Spearhead
Gulko vs W E Poutrus, 1966 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 0-1 Devestating Kside attack
Larsen vs Fischer, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

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

Furious Kingside Attack with Anastasia's Mate
G Andruet vs Van der Wiel, 1985 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 33 moves, 0-1

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