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Dark-Squared Queen Pawn Chain for White
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Torre Attack: Classical Defense (A46) 1-0 Two mating squares
Janowski vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 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 vs KID (A48) 1-0 Knights haggle into EG
Bondarevsky vs Aronin, 1951 
(A48) King's Indian, 64 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2.c3 Sicilian Alapin, Q gets trapped after snatching the 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, 8 moves, 0-1

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 / Owen Defense (C00) 1-0 Simultaneous pin & fork
Chigorin vs A Skipworth, 1883 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

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: Accepted. 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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