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White Dark-Squared Queenside Pawn Chains
Compiled by fredthebear
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White plays an early d4 and c3, a reversed Slav defense of sorts. Black may allow an early e4 as well. This approach tends to be a bit slow as the White queen's knight loses it's best square to the c-pawn but the d-pawn is usually secure and the queen can make use of the c2-square or give check Qa4+ if Black's king is uncastled. The Black queen must be careful about interposing Qd7 against the check, because White then follows with Bb5 pinning the Black queen. Of course, Black usually responds Nc6 or just Pc6 if either is available.

Black may choose to attack the pawn chain at it's base -- the b2-pawn. Black often plays d5, c5 and Nc6 taking up the space in the center unimpeded by White. If allowed, Black may omit c5 and play e5 offering to exchange dark-squared pawns.


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

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3 (A00) 0-1 Damiano's Mate
K Moll vs Falkbeer, 1864 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 1-0 Arabian Mate plus 1 move
Lucena vs Quintana, 1515 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A04) 0-1 Anastasia's mate
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A04) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Deflection on the h-file
S Halkias vs Pribyl, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Pawn grabbing Q gets trapped
Nakamura vs J Hawkins, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Curry/Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0Three mating squares
Janowski vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80) 1-0 Fine Greek Gift
Denker vs Robbins, 1934 
(A80) Dutch, 19 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandinavian. Advance (B00) 0-1 Demolition
Elene Tsotsonava vs Annapoorni Meiyappan, 2016 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Franco-Nimzowitsch 4...b6 (B00) 1-0Black K 0-0-0 stripped of Ps
T Abrahamyan vs W M Duckworth, 2012
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian Advance 3.e5 (B00) 1-0 Bold Q sac
S Smagin vs Sahovic, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def., Advance Var (B00) 0-1 Knt invasion miniature
D Sherborne vs D Wake, 1857 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 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 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

Alekhine Def: Saemisch Attk (B02) 1-0 Minors followed by Majors
Tal vs D Gedevanishvili, 1970 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern. Bc4 Keres Var (B04) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
Grischuk vs Ponomariov, 2000 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

Robatsch Dbl Fio (B06) 1-0 Castle opp, P lever, Sac, Pin, Dflct
Steinitz vs Mongredien, 1863 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0

(B06) The First Robatsch, 14 moves, 0-1 White missed P fork
Cochrane vs Saint Amant, 1842 
(B06) Robatsch, 14 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. 2Knts. Suttles Var (B06) 1-0 Exchange, not defend
Geller vs O Jakobsen, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 15 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 Q forks 2 units
Vasiukov vs Razuvaev, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 8 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense 3...f6?! (B10) 0-1White resigned prematurely
E Cravens vs Curt Jensen, 1996 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 8 moves, 0-1

Wing Gambit vs Caro-Kann Def (B10) 1-0 Black can't figure out N
M Surtees vs J Houska, 2008 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 0-1 Greco Mate on h-file is coming!
I Berzina vs B I Franco Valencia, 2014 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 0-1

The author of the book "White to Play and Win"
W Adams vs G Kramer, 1946 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance (B12) 1-0 minor piece trap
Bologan vs A Campanile, 1994 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Exchange (B13) 1-0 Tal @13 uses Alekhine's Block
Tal vs Leonov, 1949 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

C-K Defense Tartakower (B15) 1-0 Move en prise unit w/a threat
Bronstein vs B Ritov, 1978 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov (B17) 1-0 Morphy's Mate coming
Nimzowitsch vs E V Nielsen, 1930 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit Declined (B20) 1-0 Greek gift works again
Marshall vs Stodie, 1920 
(B20) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Schneider vs Schmidts, 1958 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 0-1 Chess Faux Pas
M Peckar vs Fine, 1939 
(B20) Sicilian, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 (B22) 1-0 Q trapped after snatching a-pawn
H Ullrich vs NN, 1952 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 8 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 Alapin 2.c3 (B22) 0-1 Watch out for B+N from same side
Zakar vs Szabo, 1933 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin (B22) 1-0 Q+ & fork N in shooting gallery
M Mosquera vs D Canda, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 5 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin (B22) 1-0 Line opening w/a P capture discovery+
N Zambor vs K Biro, 2001 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 15 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

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

French / Owen Defense (C00) 1-0 Pin allows royal family fork
Chigorin vs A Skipworth, 1883 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

French Defense / Owen Def (C00) 1-0 Notes by JHB
Blackburne vs Tinsley, 1899  
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

French, Mediterranean Defense (C01) 1-0 Greek gift, pawn wedge
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C01) French, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

French Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0 B Sac, N Outpost
B Wall vs H Murtaugh, 1971 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

French Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1Bold B sac, tumbling Ns
J A Hedman Senarega vs Romanishin, 1977 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 10 in Irving Chernev's book "Logical Chess: Move by Move".
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1889 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Bxh7+ Greek Gift win
Foltys vs Mohyla, 1940 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

-- Wolfgang Uhlmann, "Winning with the French"
W Bialas vs Uhlmann, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Q Spearhead Greek Gift
A Shashin vs Dashkevich, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 LPDO, overworked
J Szekely vs Breyer, 1911
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 N-Q-R sacs to Boden's #
H Tirard vs A Silvert, 2000 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Macleod Attack (C20) 1-0 Q raid w/help from B
Steinitz vs NN, 1890 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 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

1.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

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

KGD Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Kside crusher uses all the pieces
L Day vs J R Stopa, 1988 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

KGA Becker Def (C34) 0-1 More than one path
W M Byland vs Larry Evans, 1949
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham Defense 3...Be7 Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0
H Buckle vs NN, 1849
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 22 moves, 1-0

The original Boden's Mate: Q sac w/criss-crossed bishops
R Schulder vs S Boden, 1853 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Russian Game (C42) 1-0 Omaha CC named after Jack Spence
Koltanowski vs J Spence, 1960 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit (C50) 1-0 Gain time&space
F Palmiotto vs R Hirsch, 1988 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian (C50) 0-1 Typical attack, FIRST SMOTHERED MATE
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian Game, Classical (C53) 0-1 A Reinfeld # puzzle
Horwitz vs Bledow, 1837 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical. Greco (C54) 1-0 Shades of Frank Marshall
Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

Zukertort mates Anderssen in 12 with queen sac
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical (C64) 1-0 Smothered Queenmate!
Z von Balla vs A Ritzen, 1914 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 9 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Gedult Gambit (D00) 1-0 Reinfeld #
Erdos vs Lichtner, 1922 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack (D03) 0-1 Thunderous Qside N sacrifice
E Korchmar vs Nezhmetdinov, 1931 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 22 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) 0-1 Q Intermezzo
S Vesselovsky vs D Kudischewitsch, 1969 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 13 moves, 0-1

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 into Colle (A00) 1-0 White gains space
A D Martin vs M Basman, 1984 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

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

King and Pawn Stalemate - Black move 75
Tartakower vs Reti, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird Be2 Stonewall's Sicilian fio (A02) 1-0SmashingKsideFinish
Bird vs J Wisker, 1873 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Here, have my Queen in your lap.
Ulf Andersson vs Hartston, 1973 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Uncommon but not unsound Pirc/Modern (A04) 0-1 Deflection fails
D Hacche vs I Bjelobrk, 2001
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

KIA vs NY System d5, Bf5 (A07) 1-0 Steady Qside rise in temp
Vaganian vs Beliavsky, 1983 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Polish Defense (A40) 1-0 Safe and solid White play
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 / Nh6 French Advance (A40) 0-1 Up the exchange
G Yiapanis vs V Sipila, 2010 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Owen's Defense (B00) 1-0 8.Nxe6 creates light square issues
F Tahirov vs S Pukkinen, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Polish Defense (A40) 1-0 Greek gift
Tarjan vs J M Hodgson, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

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

Indian Game: Knights Var (A46) 0-1 Reverse Slav strategy 4Ken
J Simpson vs Caruana, 2007
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

London System (A46) 0-1 Qside space advantage
Abetisian vs Karpov, 1967 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

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

Polish Defense / St. George Defense (A40) 1-0 Space advantage
Miles vs S Chaivichit, 1984 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Impressive pawn majority will promote
S Boden vs Owen, 1858 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Owen Def. / Hippo (B00) 0-1 Treat passed Ps like criminals
A Wagner-Michel vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

St. George Def (B00) 0-1 Bizarre. Both sides sac Qs to promote.
L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

St. George Defense (B00) 0-1 Pawn Gobblin
N Resika vs A Galaras, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 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

Cntr Cntr Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 1-0 Beautiful pawn sac
R Hess vs Tiviakov, 2011 
(B01) Scandinavian, 44 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) 1-0 Capa actually gets #!
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Var (B02) 1/2-1/2 Clean
Sveshnikov vs Morozevich, 1994 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Defense: Normal (B03) 0-1 Fianchetto suicide
L Masiagutova vs S Sudarikov, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense (B06) 0-1 Weak back rank, no luft
Tal vs F Olafsson, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 Missed Spearhead #
Aronian vs K Urban, 1996 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Geller's System (B06)1-0 BF creates central passer
Fischer vs Ivkov, 1970 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Geller's System (B06) 1-0 Spacial edge
Karpov vs Vogt, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Modern Def. Geller's System (B06) 1-0 Instructive Q blockade
Petrosian vs Mecking, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

Philidor / Pirc Defense (B09) 0-1 Central roller
G Mammadzada vs I Furtado, 2007 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 55 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann/French (B10) If QxR, it's mate on the move
Kasparov vs D Kaiumov, 1976 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 36 moves, 1-0

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern (B10) 1-0 Spearhead
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Odd 2.Ne2(B10) 1-0Both f3 & f6; Spearhead decides
J T Barendregt vs Botvinnik, 1966 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Modern Variation (B12) · 1/2-1/2
Jansa vs Petrosian, 1983
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def: Advance (B12) 0-1 Q sac as a defensive tool
A H Pettersson vs F J Lee, 1905
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 89 moves, 0-1

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack Dreyev Def (B12) 1-0Rob the Pin
Brutus vs Chiburdanidze, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. Tal Variation (B12)1-0 No ordinary game
V Okhotnik vs V Berezhnoi, 1981 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Watson's Mastering the Chess Openings I, Ch. 3, p. 54 P Chains
Short vs Seirawan, 1990
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 60 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attk (B12) 1-0 Activate a pesky N
Short vs Seirawan, 1989 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange. Rubinstein Var (B13) 1-0 Outside P
Lasker vs Tartakower, 1923 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Exchange Variation (B13) 1-0 Two stunning sacs
A Gerschenkron vs Fischer, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Smith-Morra Declined (B22) 1-0 Pins dictate
D Naroditsky vs G Oparin, 2014 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 53 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin bxNc3, d4 (B22) 1-0 When to take the c-pawn?
R Mamedov vs R Wojtaszek, 2014 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 54 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

Sicilian Defense: French Advance (B40) 1/2-1/2
Glek vs Votava, 2000
(B40) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Blindfold Simul; Variant / French-like (000) K&P ending
Maseres vs Philidor, 1783 
(000) Chess variants, 58 moves, 0-1

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

French Defense: Knight /Delayed Exhange (C00) 1/2-1/2
G Manukian vs W M Duckworth, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def Schlechter Var (C00) 1-0 W rooks are more useful
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1913
(C00) French Defense, 31 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

French Kside Fianchetto / Sicilian (C00) 1-0 Notes by Lowenthal
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

French Def. vs King's Indian Attack (C00) 1-0 Sac Smack
B Amin vs T Batchuluun, 2001 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1/2- As even as it gets
Areshchenko vs Kaidanov, 2013
(C01) French, Exchange, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 70, Starting Out: The French by Byron Jacobs
Movsesian vs M Gurevich, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 N robs the pin!
J Gruz vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1977 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0Main trap by 2 kids
J Martinez vs D Rybansky, 1993 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Morozevich Var (C03) 0-1 Escort the passer
Adams vs Caruana, 2008 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 64 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Guimard Def. ML (C04) 0-1Offer Q sac promote
Ermenkov vs V Kovacevic, 1990 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 39 moves, 0-1

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

French Defense: Tarrasch. Botvinnik Var (C05) 0-1 Reverberation
J B Bednarski vs Petrosian, 1968 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05) 1-0 Interference
W Bialas vs K Darga, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 The Immortal Pinning Game
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 215: Chess Highlights of the 20th Century (Burgess)
Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 19 in the book "My System" by Aron Nimzowitsch
A Becker vs Nimzowitsch, 1925  
(C10) French, 61 moves, 0-1

Excellent use of space, batteries, pins, and double check
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Pawn Structure Chess by Andrew Soltis, page 5
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 64 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 1-0Pin, Alekhine's GUN, Zw
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

Fischer proves he is a genius in all aspects of the game!!!
Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned P (C18) 0-1 Heavy handed punches hurt!
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1958 
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 24 in My 60 Memorable Games by Robert James Fischer
Fischer vs K Darga, 1960 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Lopez V (C23) 0-1 Ns all about; Morphy notes
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

KGA Schallop Def (C34) 1/2-1/2 Both castle long
Maroczy vs J Mieses, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA MacLeod Defense (C34) 1-0 Textbook development, easy attack
L Schmid vs H Hoffmann, 1943 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

KGA Hanstein Gambit (C38) 0-1 Twas Black w/sac, pin, open file
Morphy vs de Riviere, 1863 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 56 moves, 0-1

KGA Greco Gambit (C38) 1-0 Open a-file!?
J H Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Def (C39) 1-0 Full piece coord
Morphy vs G W Medley, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42) 1/2-1/2 Trading off
Bronstein vs Smyslov, 1971 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 6.Nc3 (C42) 1-0 P roller
M Tomcik vs J Magat, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Piano for Black - Force a draw in the Moeller Attack
Short vs Karpov, 1989 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Classical, Central Var (C64) 1-0...d5 blunder, f7 crush
Smyslov vs G Barcza, 1952 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Classical. Zukertort Gambit (C64) 0-1 Gain time on Q
Gipslis vs Spassky, 1959 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 A technical masterpiece
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

The White Q remains on her original square the entire game.
Geller vs Spassky, 1964 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 30 moves, 0-1

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

Kasparov-Karpov in the Ruy Lopez, nice attack (see youtube)
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 0-1 Rare loss on time
Anand vs Kamsky, 1995 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer
Fischer vs Shocron, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Hübsch Gambit (D00) 1-0 Which pawns are worse?
C Diebert vs Joel Benjamin, 1986 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Sarratt/Barry Attack (D00) 1-0 Aimless B, Decoy K
Nakamura vs A Giri, 2014 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 83 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Sarratt Attack (D00) 0-1Promotion won't save the K
Adianto vs Fritz, 2005 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 0-1

QGD Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Clearance Sacrifice
Keene vs Briant, 1988 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Dynamic Chess by R.N. Coles (Notes by Richard Reti)
Breyer vs J Esser, 1917  
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) 1-0Weak squares in pawn chain
Geller vs Unzicker, 1952 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Morphy notes (Fritz disagrees), defeat snatched from jaws of V
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 44 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical (C53) 1-0 A terrible hangover
Z Andriasian vs M Litwiniec, 2010 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 1-0 N sac Kside attk
Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Morphy Gambit (C41) 1-0 He was in trouble?
Morphy vs T W Barnes, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Morphy Gambit (C41) 1-0 Black moves too many Ps
Morphy vs F Sicre, 1864 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

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