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Favorite Pieces* of Fredthebear's Chess Art ! !
Compiled by fredthebear
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Some chess games are sentimental. They made an impression upon Fredthebear once upon a time.

Most of these games bring favor for the unexpected: their daring, unthinkable moves that look crazy, unsound, foolish -- moves that most players would not even contemplate. It could be a thunderbolt out of a clear blue sky, a surprising zwischenzug that refuses to cooperate, knock down-drag out brawls, perhaps a sting in the tail or the bold in-your-face bully implant saying "here I am - take me", burn-the-boats sacrifices to sustain the initiative, or a smashing A-bomb mating combination that arrives on the last sip of fuel.

A few games with uncommon positions, perhaps bizarre, but absent of great combinations are in here.

Favorites are just that, regardless of the stakes of the game or how accurately the opponent played! Favorites are not necessarily technically sound duals rated highly by the experts. Favorites are sentimental, often so because it was one of the early, impressionable games studied in a career of games, perhaps heavily influenced by the author's glowing words or a difficult Irving Chernev chess puzzle that just did not seem to have a solution. Some happen to be chess variants, so the caliber of competition does not matter. Balanced quality of play from both sides is not a factor, although swindles and great escapes certainly have to be taken into account. There's something to be said for creating a game changing passed pawn or a suffocating zugzwang -- restricting pythons that leave the opponent helpless to improve the position are very pretty -- but there won't be many long, drawn out positional battles in here (with all due respect to Vasily Smyslov, Tigran Petrosian and Anatoly Karpov, of course).

Some of the all-time great classics have grown a bit tiresome and may not be included due to limitations. Of course, I reserve the right to change my mind!

Most of the miniatures have been placed in the collection of miniature favorites.

Games are placed in REVERSE ALPHABETICAL ORDER by the winning artist's last name... Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T, S, R, etc. There's no debate of the merits comparing artistry; no such order of blue ribbons numerically.

Z01
Y02
X03
W04
V05
U06
T07
S08
R09
Q10
P11
O12
N13
M14
L15
K16
J17
I18
H19
G20
F21
E22
D23
C24
B25
A26

Site under construction by Fredthebear. Like tasty cheese and a fine wine (aged whiskey if you prefer), this is gonna take awhile, and it's to be savored.

This site is definitely NOT dedicated to Dennis the Menace, who clearly played favorites his whole life.

See 1st Class Masters compiled by PMKnight.

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M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

Bird-Larsen Attack (D00) Quite beautiful break thru & finish
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Classical Bird (A02) 1-0 Ziska's Zinger Removes the Guard!
H Ziska vs F Eid, 2010 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 74 moves, 1-0

Game 31 in Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Tartakower Var (D00) 1-0 Rxf7 works
C Von Zitzewitz vs L Cane, 2001 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

"The Pearl of Wijk aan Zee" Another Brilliant King Hunt
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

QGD Modern. Knight Defense (D51) 1-0 Explosive Finish!
D Zagorskis vs J Michenka, 1994 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Def. Averbakh. Flexible Defense (E70)1-0 Kickin' it!
Tan Zhongyi vs Ying Zhu, 2015 
(E73) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

The Tomb Game
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 0-1 A stunning finish
V Malakhov vs V Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

Anderssen Opening / Polish (A00) 1-0 Black got Charlie Browned!
A H Wohl vs A Corkett, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 0-1 "The Pearl of Poznan"
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Beefeater Var (A40) 0-1 X-ray Defense
J Kulbacki vs B Wall, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

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

French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 1-0 Exchange Sac, Pins
Waitzkin vs A Friedman, 1993 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 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

Queen Pawn Game: Krause Variation (D02) 1-0Did U see it comin?
G Gessner vs N Whitaker, 1916  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Absolutely stunning combination!!
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Defense. Catalan Def (A14) 1-0 Phenomenal!!
Vaganian vs Hjartarson, 1991 
(A14) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 35 in Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R. N. Coles
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

What a mating combo. From discoveries to underpromtion...
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 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

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

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

Game 255 of 'Three Hundred Chess Games' by Siegbert Tarrasch.
Tarrasch vs Schroeder, 1894 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 1-0

Polish 1.b4 c5 Birmingham Gambit (A00) 1-0 Swallow's Tail #
B Tiller vs L Lovik, 2009 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack (A04) 1-0 Dbl Bishop Sac, Pawn ram
Taimanov vs A Shashin, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Watch this!!
Tal vs Y Rantanen, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

I gave you everything and the kitchen sink and you still lost!
Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Tal Variation (B82) 1-0 Wolf whistle!!
Tal vs Koblents, 1965 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 22 moves, 1-0

Underpromotion avoids stalemate, sets up mate in one!!
D Tomic vs F Winzbeck, 1993 
(B83) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defensel (C41) 0-1 Tremendous defense; Staircase Q
M Lowcki vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Anderssen Var. Cordel Line (C51)  1-0 Pinache
Timman vs S Tatai, 1977 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30) 0-1 Dbl B sacs, Spearhead, K walk
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

QGD Capablanca (D43) 1-0 Victory w/tripled pawns is rare
Carlos Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs Var (D52) 0-1 Thank you Ulhumbrus!
F Alexander vs G A Thomas, 1919 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 EG artistry
Keres vs Tal, 1957 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo (E15) 1-0 Best game 2006
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 5.g4 Shirov Gambit (C41) 1-0 Ks on orignal squares
Shirov vs L Cyborowski, 2008 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

10.Ne5!! This game is a BLAST!!
Staunton vs NN, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

20...Rxg2+!! starts one of the best combinations ever played
M Hewitt vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

World Championship Rematch Mating Combination
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Kecskemet Var (C75) 1-0A bit like a Greek Gift
L Schmid vs K Gumprich, 1950 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Fraser Defense (C40) 0-1 kNights bite
A F Ludvigsen vs S Sorensen, 1872 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

17...Bh3! is number 345 in Reinfelds 1001 combo book
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

An All-Time Great Masterpiece for the Ages
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Like a saloon brawl with guys breaking chairs over each other's
Schlechter vs Herzfeld, 1893 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var(C77) 0-1Black sacs 3Qs!
V Gunina vs S Sevian, 2015 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 0-1

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

Game 122: Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Geller vs Spassky, 1964 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 30 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Lasker Def (C52) 1-0Beautiful handling of Ns w/Q
M J Schroeder vs I Oren, 1989 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 40 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

Not that knight?The other one?Not that queen?No, the other one?
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

KGA Muzio Gambit Sarratt Def (C37) 1-0 Parry the back rank mate
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1878 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

Petrov Def., Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Beautiful R clearance
Svidler vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. M.L. (C80) 0-1 Kside double exchange sac
Z Almasi vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

Mighty Schlechter! Now this is KICKING THE DOOR IN!
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1898 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Looking at Two Knights' Defense [C55] through Steintz' eyes.
Steinitz vs Meitner, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Saratt Var (C44) 1-0 Resembles Jerome Gambit
Shumov vs Jaenisch, 1850 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

TRUELY Great ROYAL Show Stopper! Sing, Lionel Richie, SING!!!
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

Earliest piece sac in the DB (exchange sac on move 2)
A Smirnov vs V Shepelev, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Polish vs Dutch Classical (A00) 1-0 Various declined captures
Sokolsky vs A Lukin, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Mestel Var (A02) 0-1 Simul beating
Lasker vs R L Sze, 1911 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

A stupendous attacking gem by Shirov; N sac pays off big!
F Tahirov vs Shirov, 2007 
(A21) English, 21 moves, 0-1

Speelman's foreword to Shirov's 1997 book Fire on Board
B Lalic vs Shirov, 1994 
(A21) English, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anthony Santasiere (1904-1977) Colle Zuk vs Small Cntr; Q sac
Santasiere vs B Blumin, 1939 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Pirc, Kholmov System (B07) 1-0 Bold queen sacrifice on move 7!
Short vs R Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 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

Caro-Kann Def. ML (B15) 1-0 Castle opposite, full force Kside
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1909 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B25) 1-0 The thinnest chance
Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo (B30) 1-0 Wild, Wild Horses
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Smyslov, Vasily "My Best Games of Chess (1935-1957)" P.H. Clark
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Krause Variation 2...c4 (D02) 0-1 Bishop HOT Sauce
Ftacnik vs Seirawan, 1990 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

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

Underpromotion to N saves the day as Q,B,R would lose
S Shipov vs V Gagarin, 1994 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

King's Indian Def: Kramer Var(E70) 1-0 Sac another and another
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Candidates Final, Kiev 1968 Rd.7 (Sudden Ending)
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 35 moves, 1-0

p. 32-33 "Ragozin's Selected Games" Spanish version 1966
Ragozin vs P Noskov, 1930 
(B40) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Modern Def (B06) 1-0How long did W take to calculate all this?!
F Roeder vs W Zbikowski, 1983 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 1-0

First Brilliancy Prize, No Doubt About It
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein's Immortal Game
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky's brilliant attack w/superior development
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

NID Saemisch. Accelerated (E24) 0-1Sac 2 Rs for 2 Connected Ps
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 47 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

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

Modern Def. Q Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 1-0 Unreal Q sac & killer N
D Rajkovic vs Z Jeraj, 1989 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 42: Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Spearhead Q sac for Arabian Mate!
Y Rusakov vs B Kalinkin, 1963 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio vs Dutch (A04) 1-0 Terrific knights EG race to promote
Reti vs Tartakower, 1923 
(A04) Reti Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Traditional (D30) 1-0 Photo
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

English Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Dclnd (A14) 1-0 Kside BASH!
Quinteros vs R Henley, 1976 
(A14) English, 39 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07)0-1Backward P
Tiviakov vs Psakhis, 1993 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 62 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical (E32) 0-1Q sac into semi-smothered#
Balanel vs A Pytlakowski, 1951 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

Two heavy weights - Sacrifices on every part of the board!
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

KIA Reti Opening (with Fischer's Annotations) Q sacrifice
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Stunning Finish! Q deflection sacrifice!
Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Improved Steinitz (C66) 0-1 15 captures in 21 m
Capablanca vs D W Pomeroy, 1909 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Positional pawn sacrifice~quite a feat to beat the Tal of 1960!
J Penrose vs Tal, 1960 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 39 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

2 WC's, Two Exchange Sacrifices and a Decoy Queen Sacrifice
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Great Catalan against Mr. Catalan
Ponomariov vs Kramnik, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Stanley. Frankenstein-Dracula (C27) 1-0 Q sac
Prins vs Rellstab, 1951 
(C27) Vienna Game, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Checkers/Whist/BLIND CHESS SIMUL - INCREDIBLE (1900) Boden's #
Pillsbury vs NN, 1900 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

QGD Neo-Orthodox Var (D54) 1-0 Profound Q deflection offer
K Panczyk vs M Schurade, 1978 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 21 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

French Defense: Reversed Philidor Formation (C00) 0-1 Dbl B Sac
J Horvath vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1981 
(C00) French Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Very efficient
L Owen vs R L Mapes, 1984 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

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

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A32) 1-0 Weak back rank
F Olafsson vs Tal, 1971 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Double Rook sac starts very long combination.
A Ostapenko vs Yartsev, 1969 
(B89) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed, Zaitsev System (C92) 1-0The safer K wins, maybe
Oll vs Y Kruppa, 1987 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C50) 1-0 Phenomenal Performance!
Nezhmetdinov vs V Baskin, 1948 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

Miguel Najdorf's IMMORTAL game ... its a "minnie" too!
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

A well known Nezhmetdinov special
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Def: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Weak back rank
T Nyback vs Jobava, 2009 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 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

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0It looked like an Alekhine t-bolt
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 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

Sacrifices so bold they're borderline disrespectful!
Nunn vs G Anthony, 1981 
(B32) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 Nadorf's Knife was SHARP!!
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 1-0

Crraazzy Crazy Rook is Immune...It's capture creates stalemate.
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Indian Game: Capablanca QID (A47) 0-1 Brilliant combo
D Daniuszewski vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

A model IQP game by Nepomniachtchi
I Nepomniachtchi vs A A Kharitonov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 48 moves, 1-0

'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

Evan's Gambit minus 1kNight and he pulls of Boden's Mate!
Morphy vs James Thompson, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 26 moves, 1-0

Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess, pp. 221-22
Morphy vs N Marache, 1859  
(000) Chess variants, 24 moves, 1-0

Chess variants / Delayed Bird (000) 1-0 FAMOUS COMBO FINISH
Morphy vs Maurian, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 36 moves, 1-0

Black's 18th...Was that a bird? A plane? Superman? It's Morphy!
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 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

You won't believe your eyes!!
V Malinin vs V Savinov, 1988 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

WOW!!! Sacrifice after Sacrifice and mate with three minors!!!
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Maroczy Var (B12) 1-0 Stunning final shot!
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

One of the greatest finishing moves ever played
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Paulsen (B21) 1-0 Just like Tal!!
R Malpert vs B Rind, 1992 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Deep fried
P Moran vs E Franco Raymundo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack (B77) 0-1 Q sac in the nick of
Ljubojevic vs Miles, 1980 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf English Attk (B90) 1-0 Helluva battle on wings
Motylev vs A Tari, 2014 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1-0

Mackenzie hunts down Black's king like a fox
Mackenzie vs J Mason, 1878 
(C11) French, 22 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

FR Winawer Positional (C19) 1-0 Notes by Bill Melvin. > combo!
B Melvin vs R Cunningham, 1994  
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

Blindfold Simul! PM sacs to pin the Q, and more pins follow!
Morphy vs Bornemann, 1858  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Brothers & Sisters
Morphy vs Bird, 1859 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 46 moves, 1-0

I just love how the White Q rushes to the chopping block.
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

KGA K's Knight Gambit (C34) 1-0 Watch g6-square annihilation
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Meitner Var (C45) 0-1 By George! Greco's Mate in 1
Blackburne vs Mackenzie, 1882 
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 moves, 0-1

breakthrough + fork threats = demolition, hastening pawns
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48)1-0 Classic Queen Ending!
Maroczy vs Marshall, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 60 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1/2-1/2 R & Q sac forces Stalemate
D Monokroussos vs L Barcarola, 1999 
(C46) Three Knights, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Gambit Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0Brilliant smothered#
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 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

Spanish Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 EXAMINE ALL CAPTURES - even if 2x
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Open, St. Pburg Var (C82) 0-1 3 piece # pattern
B Lengyel vs V Mikhalevski, 1993 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1-0 W pawns and minors surge ahead
Mamedyarov vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Scintillating immune pawn+
Maroczy vs M Romi, 1930 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz. Center Var (C45) 1-0 A+Promo combo!!
Mikhalchishin vs Pavasovic, 1999  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Pillsbury Var (D63) 1-0 Stunning move, indeed
Maroczy vs Schiffers, 1898 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Don't (immediately) take material just because you can
Leitao vs Baburin, 1998 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 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

"Larsen's Selected Games" by Bent Larsen
Larsen vs Geller, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

An Elegant Game as Simple as it is Instructive
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 0-1 Astonishing Anastasia's Mate!!
C Golmayo vs Loyd, 1867 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer Var (B39) 1-0 Q Sac
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Van't Kruijs Opening (A00)0-1 First castling on record; P storm
NN vs Lucena, 1497 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Knights Variation (A46) 0-1 Fab Finish!
Santasiere vs Ed. Lasker, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 0-1Raking Bs force march
E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben, 1895 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bronstein Attack (C40) 1-0 N sac, pin
P Littlewood vs S Kindermann, 1978 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Var (C48) 1-0 Boden's #
Ed. Lasker vs F Englund, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 21 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

London System vs Chigorin Def (D02) 1-0 FABULOUS R SACS!!
Larsen vs J Kristiansen, 1991 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Lasker calls out the King with R exchange sacs.
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

215 moves in about 5 minutes is amazing... Q sac stalemate!
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 215 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Sic O'Kelly Variation. Yerevan System (B23) HOLYMOLYKASMOLY
Kupreichik vs J Sunye Neto, 1989 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

London System vs Dbl Fio (A48) 0-1 VK maliciously robs the pin
M Ballmann vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(A48) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 1-0 Q sac, lawn mower mate w/2R
J Klein vs B Marcussi, 1963 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0 R&N sac, crossfire
Khalifman vs Seirawan, 1991  
(B15) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

"Chess Genius Karpov" - Victor Baturinsky
Karpov vs Huebner, 1982 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

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

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

Viktor Kupreichik - The Marvel from Minsk
Kupreichik vs Tal, 1970 
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Def (B06) 1-0 Dbl B sac
R Hovhannisyan vs K Kostin, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 See tpstar notes for system lesson
Koltanowski vs J O'Hanlon, 1937 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

"Kashdan's Immortal" magnificent double kNight finish!
B Siff vs Kashdan, 1948 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

How to turn the tables in a tense position
A Khavsky vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf English Attack (B90) 1-0Who gets there first?
D Kononenko vs M Lukyanov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Tartakower Defense (D58) 1-0 2 Rooks w/2 pawns beat Queen
Kramnik vs D Andreikin, 2013 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 63 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

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

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

Sicilian Bowlder Attack (B20) 1-0 Jaw dropper
Kieseritzky vs H Buckle, 1846 
(B20) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

How to beat 2670+ player with black being 77+ years old
V Gashimov vs Korchnoi, 2008 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 87 moves, 0-1

Game 69: Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games by Stohl
Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Kramnik saw that combo BLINDFOLDED. Impressive!
Sadler vs Kramnik, 1998 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 35 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Blindfolded Blast!
Kasparov vs Mephisto, 1985 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 36 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal (E53) 1-0 Tactics prevail!!
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Steinitz Def (C62) 1-0 The Ukraine Immortal
E Korchmar vs A Poliak, 1931 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Spanish Var. Harrwitz Attk Nikitin G. (C44) 0-1 SUPER!
Lutt vs Keres, 1934 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Classical Misc.(E98) 0-1Informant Best Game Prize
Gelfand vs B Kantsler, 2001 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 34 moves, 0-1

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

Zukertort Opening: Santasiere's Folly (A06) 0-1 Superb combo
L Blumenoff vs Keres, 1933 
(A06) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 112 in Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games V2 by Stohl
Kasparov vs Bacrot, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

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

A rook VS two knights and a bishop...who will win?
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

QGD / Dbl Fio (D30) 1-0 Rc7! shocker helps clear the diagonal
S Kuemin vs R Staechelin, 2005 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Barry/Veresov vs Gruenfeld (A45) 1-0 Castle opposite, P storm
A Kashlinskaya vs I Videnova, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Fearless N!!
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 2006 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var (C43) 1-0 Sacs for 3 Ps
Krogius vs O Chernikov, 1970 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 0-1Computer-like
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit (A57) 1-0 White erupts
Krogius vs A Kuznetsov, 1962 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Tarrasch Var (C77) 0-1Another conquering Q
G A Thomas vs Keres, 1937 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C27) 1-0 Truely Fascinating!!
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed (E06) 1-0 Two Q sacs to arrange mate!!
Kramnik vs Leko, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 62 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

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 0-1 A lovely shot!
J Barle vs I Jelen, 1979 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

QGD Ragozin Def. Vienna Var (D39) 1-0 Morphy Marvelous!
A Jakab vs M Goczo, 2001 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 53 moves, 1-0

Moves 14, 15 double knight sacs on f7 gets Black's best effort
Jansa vs P Troeger, 1961 
(C10) French, 70 moves, 1-0

Kan Wing Attack (B43) Black's pinned pawns are riddled
Igor Ivanov vs Karpov, 1979 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 42 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense (A80) 0-1 Beautiful double discovered checkmate
J F Smyth vs H Helms, 1915 
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 0-1

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

Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Sac fest to Epaulette Mate; notes C. Hoi
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52)1-0 Original
Hector vs M Antonsen, 2010 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern Var (B83) 0-1 Smothered Mate
R Slade vs D Hooper, 1947 
(B83) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

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

Scotch Göring Gambit. ML (C44) 1-0 Qside Greek gift & R sac
W Holthuis vs K Van Oirschot, 1987 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch. Accelerated (E24) 1-0 Jackpot!
A Haik vs Skembris, 1981 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Paulsen Var (C25) 0-1 Surprising K walk
Schmaltz vs R Har-Zvi, 2001 
(C25) Vienna, 24 moves, 0-1

Putting out fires with gasoline.
Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

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

This looked like a game of "Give Away" chess
I Gudju vs Bogdanovsky, 1927 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Dbl Rook sac for a final K walk
C T Goering vs J Minckwitz, 1871 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Geller plays a brilliant game and inflicts Karpov's only loss
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Cozio Var (C33) 1-0 A special gift of God!!
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

A blindfold masterpiece by Grischuk, trapping Svidler's queen!
Svidler vs Grischuk, 2010 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

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

4Knights Spanish. Symmetrical(C49) 1/2-Stalemate trap w/4 units
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Closed. Smyslov Def (C93) 0-1 Smokin' and Sippin'
Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 0-1 R bomb!
S Fedorchuk vs M Gurevich, 2010 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Zukertort Var (D02) 1-0 AJ kicks in the backdoor!!
A J Goldsby vs R Phillips, 2011 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Fischer-Spassky WC Match 1972 - The Inscrutable Game 6
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

KIA w/e5 wedge (A07) White tears open fianchetto w/Q sac
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

French Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit (C02)1-0 Stunning sacs
F A Foulds vs Lang, 1956 
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

Fischer's Game of the Century in which he sacrifices his queen.
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Def. Minckwitz Var (C67) 1-0 SO GOOD it's creepy
Tal vs P Kampenuss, 1953 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 1-0Greek gift clears the room
D Charochkina vs M Foisor, 2012 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Morphy Def. Wormald Attack (C77) 0-1 Fab Black sacs!
V Kirilov vs Furman, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 99 of The Golden Treasury of Chess Part 1
J Matschego vs Falkbeer, 1853 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Epic battle, unbalanced material endgame... thrilling!
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Var (B90) 1-0 Legendary combination
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Breyer Defense (C95) 1-0 Q sac deflects R
Fischer vs Benko, 1965 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 37 moves, 1-0

Possibly the most amazing counter-attack there is!
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Three Knights/Scotch (C46) 1-0 Opening king walker
Euwe vs H van Hartingsvelt, 1920 
(C46) Three Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Balogh Def (A82) 1-0 Sacrificial attack
Euwe vs Weenink, 1923 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Italian Classical, Atypical (C53) 1-0 Terrific manuevering
Euwe vs A van Foreest, 1921 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Inventor sacs his queen
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1829 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

French vs King's Indian Attack (C00) 0-1 Immortal Passers!!
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 0-1 Impressive realignment
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1936 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Scotch Accepted (C47)1-0 Swallow's Tail Mate in 1
Euwe vs W E Evill, 1921 
(C47) Four Knights, 26 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

Italian, Bird's Attack c3, b4, d3 (C53) 1/2-Dbl R sac 4Arabian
Bird vs Englisch, 1883 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

One -outstanding- ending combination. You'll love it.
Duras vs E Cohn, 1911 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Sicilian Bird (A02) 1-0 Long Bomb!
H Danielsen vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

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

The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess games pg. 9
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07) 1-0 17 straight pawn moves
E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

The Brazillian Immortal; Note White's 24th move: its worth it.
J Caldas Vianna vs A S Paes de Barros, 1900  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attk (C56)A Prince of a game!
Prince Dadian vs M Bitcham, 1892 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA Salvio Gambit (C37) 0-1 Mated by a King's move!
Smitten vs Prince Dadian, 1896 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Spectacular finish
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 0-1 Bully Queen occupation
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5, 7.f3 (B01) 0-1Wrong Opera House; Smothered #
M Larios Crespo vs D Salvador Lopez, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 0-1

KID Pomar System (White fianchetto) (E72) 0-1 Knight windmill!
J Kourek vs P Chrz, 1994 
(E72) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Bravo, Cheparinov ! Really nice!
Wang Yue vs I Cheparinov, 2007 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 54 moves, 0-1

Beautiful foresight by Capa. Not his best game, but I like it.
Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Norfolk Gambit 2 (A01) 1-0 Discovery!
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Howizterooking the Castled Position.
Carlsen vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Nuking the CK Bomb Shelter!
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Wonderboy - Magnus Carlsen conducts a ruthless king hunt!!
Carlsen vs L Drabke, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

If KxB then Dovetail mate Qh5#. If RxB then Gueridon mate Qe7#
Carlsen vs H A Gretarsson, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Chernev's "Logical Chess: Move by Move" Game 3, p.23-28
Colle vs J J G Delvaux, 1929 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Extreme Efficiency, A Beautiful Combination
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

A classic example of "grace under pressure",
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

A beautiful finish found in Reinfeld checkmate books
H Clemenz vs Eisenschmidt, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Now this is ROCKIN' THE RAMPARTS!!!
D Botto vs L Christiansen, 1975 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 22 moves, 0-1

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

Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional (B92) 1-0 # on e8 or W promotes!
D H Campora vs Portisch, 1986 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

$Colle's Chess Masterpieces by Fred Reinfeld
Colle vs Gruenfeld, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Keres Def (A14)1-0 Larry's Best
L Christiansen vs Portisch, 1981 
(A14) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Rocking the Ramparts - Guide to Attacking Chess
Ftacnik vs O Cvitan, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0Back-to-back N sacs arrange discover+
Chiburdanidze vs Dvoirys, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 Bam! Bam! Bam! A 15 move mating net!
Charousek vs Englander, 1894 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

KGA Falkbeer Countergambit. Staunton Line (C31) 0-1 Cross hairs
Maroczy vs Charousek, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 1/2-1/2 Victory was certain
J A Congdon vs E Delmar, 1880 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA Cunningham Def McCormick Def (C35) 0-1 4 Across the 4th!?!?
K Jurkiewicz vs A Matras-Clement, 1998 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 24 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def: Normal (A55) 1-0 N sac for central connected Ps
O Bernstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 37 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

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

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

Bron's Art Gellery
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C11) 1-0 W sacs Q & R to open h-file
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Classical (C21) 1-0 Nxh7+ deflection
M Bier vs S Ricardo-Rocamora, 1876 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish, Open. Classical Def (C83) 1-0 R shot! Q to nab Q!
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 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

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

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

Chess variants (000) 1-0 "Look Ma! No pawns!"
W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884  
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Joseph Henry Blackburne (1841-1924) Blindfold Brilliancy
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Evans Gambit. Goering Attack (C51) 1-0 Dbl Bishop Sac
Blackburne vs Mr. L, 1886  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Three Knights, Scotch, Steinitz Def (C46) 1-0 Pin, Deflection
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

R.M. Bruce's favorite game, against her husband R.M. Bruce
R M Bruce vs R Bruce, 1957 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

KGA Schallop Defense (C34) 1-0 Watch these Ns joust!
Bronstein vs M20, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 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

French Def: Two Knights Var (C00) 1-0 Dbl B sacs, R lift
E E Book vs Ingerslev, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

KGD Petrov's Defense (C30) 1-0 Don't count your $ at the table
Bronstein vs Kholmov, 1975 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 37
Bronstein vs Zamikhovsky, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Mind Boggling Moves. See cro777 link on kibitz p. 7.
Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def. Nimzo-Dutch Var (A90) 0-1 Q sacs to beat the band!
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 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

forks plus forks plus fork threats = 0-1
J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13) 1-0 Watch White herd pawns
Aronian vs Ponomariov, 2015 
(A13) English, 49 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 1-0 Windmill into #
Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Anastasian gives Anastasia's Mate!
A Anastasian vs Tiviakov, 1999 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Modern Elongated Pirc Defense (B06) 1-0 Central crossfire
Adams vs J M Hodgson, 2001 
(B06) Robatsch, 27 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Fabulous Promotion Deflection!!
Anand vs I Morovic, 1990 
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. ML (B52)1-0 Q&N sac, Discover Dbl+, Nh6#
R Antonio vs T Dao, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

90. b8=N gives White good drawing chances
Adams vs Miles, 1993 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 122 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Spellbound Clincher w/Photo
Anand vs Morozevich, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. English Attk Anti-English (B90) 1-0Underpromo Win!
Akopian vs Karjakin, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 71 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Burn. Morozevich (C11) 1/2-Sacs to stalemate
Anand vs Dreev, 1991 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Danish Gambit: Declined. Sorensen Defense (C21) 1-0 Notes by AA
Alekhine vs A Frieman, 1924  
(C21) Center Game, 26 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal Game" - A Romantic Masterpiece
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal (C50) 0-1Remove the guard, Epaulette #
Albin vs O Bernstein, 1904 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 12: World's Great Chess Games (Fine)
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Normal (D25) 0-1 Damiano's Mate in 4
Baburin vs Adianto, 1993 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

QGD Modern. Knight Defense (D52) 1-0 Weak back rank, Q sac
Alekhine vs Russian Tennis Club, 1932 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld. Russian. Hungarian Var (D97) 1-0 Castle-mate
Anand vs Svidler, 1999 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 31 moves, 1-0

Hector's EG Promotions Zugzwang - As good as Any
Hector vs J Carstensen, 2003 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Resourceful @ 12 years old!
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1849 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 46 moves, 1-0

Sicilian vs KIA (A04) 0-1 Bishop Pair Beats Rook Pair
O Troianescu vs Petrosian, 1953 
(A04) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 0-1

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