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Zwischenzugs and Zugswangs (and severe cramps that do not yet meet the technical definition) but no Zukertorts unless he played a Zwischenzug or a Zugswang. These are the hallmarks of GMs.

No hurry on this collection.

Thank you Obrit -- what a unique collection. I have included some of your severely restricted positions (a piece can still shuffle back and forth in a meaningless way as we wait for the axe to fall) although in a strict sense such restricted positions are not complete zugswangs, but very limiting none the less.

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A German word meaning: a compulsion to move, or making a move under duress. Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch and Eugene Alexandrovich Znosko-Borovsky defined it as "a disagreeable obligation to move." In chess, a player has the right and obligation to move whether he likes it or finds it most irksome. Accordingly, Fred Reinfeld explains that the underlying idea of Zugswang is the making of a forced move which "is supposed to be an asset and a blessing," but actually, it "becomes a liability and a curse." For a brief statement of Zugswang and twelve illustrations, see 1001 Brilliant Chess Sacrifices and Combinations by Fred Reinfeld, Chapter 18, entitled, "Zugswang."

Dr. Johannes Hermann Zukertort, a highly respected chessmaster, was born in the little town of Lublin in Russian Poland in 1842. He was graduated from the University of Breslau's School of Medicine. He was also a noted musician, a linguist, a foreign correspondent and a military officer. He learned to play chess at the age of nineteen and developed into one of the strongest chessplayers in Germany. He defeated Anderssen in a set of two match games, and in 1871, he went to London where he challenged the great Steinitz. Chess now became his dominant interest in life. He was not only an excellent chessplayer but was also a forthright chess journalist and a fearless controversialist. In 1879, with the aid of Leopold Hoffer, he founded in London a chess magazine in which he carried on a series of bitter controversial articles with the great Steinitz. Dr. Zukertort had several successful chessplaying encounters with Steinitz. In 1883, Zukertort won the first prize over Steinitz. Again, in 1885, Zukertort defeated Steinitz in a series of games played at the Manhattan Chess Club in New York City; the result of which was 4 to 1 in favor of Zukertort. After experiencing years of poverty, Dr. Zukertort died in London, on June 20, 1888. Although Steinitz and Zukertort were critical of each other, nevertheless, Steinitz did recognize Zukertort as an excellent chessplayer and as having produced "one of the most brilliant games on record!"

A German word which found its way into chess literature. It means an "in-between move" or an intermediary move. The term is applied to a move which places a chess unit in a position where it will interrupt a line of attack, or block the opponent's scope of controlling a large area of the chessboard, or serve as a stumbling block which will weaken a strong combination on the part of the opponent.

-- Dictionary of Modern Chess by Byrne J. Horton, page 223-224, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, New York, 1959.

Oct-26-05 weary willy:
zug = move
zwang = compulsion
Put simply ... the player "in zugzwang" would prefer not to move - bacause any move s/he can play will worsen his position "zug·zwang n. A situation in a chess game in which a player is forced to make an undesirable or disadvantageous move." --- German Zugzwang : Zug, pull, move (from Middle High German zuc, pull, from Old High German, from ziohan, to pull. See deuk- in Indo-European Roots) + Zwang, compulsion (from Middle High German twanc, from Old High German). Think it pre-dates Nimzo ... but he developed it into an art form

May-17-07 Pragmatist:
The idea of zugzwang is that the obligation to move causes the loss. i.e. if the defender could "pass" then he wouldn't lose. Here that is obviously not the case. If black passes, then white keeps moving his king to h6 and then plays Qg7 mate!

Nov-13-05 CapablancaFan:
Zugzwang doesn't mean that an opponent can't move. It simply means that there are no moves left that will be BENIFICAL to the player.

Nov-14-05 lopium:
Ok. I knew a zugzwang wasn't when you can't move, but when you're obligated to make a bad move.

The simplest example of zugzwang which we all know, is K+P vs K When the defender occupies the queening square, the side with the pawn could NEVER win, unless the defending king vacates the queening square. The defense only does this because he MUST move. If he could pass, he would stay on the queening square and could never be dislodged no matter how many "free" moves the attacker is given.

The reason this term is often misused is that in both cases the defender has no good moves. In zugzwang however, the defender has ONE good move that is not available to him (i.e. illegal in chess): To pass and not move at all!! In the other case, such as the game here, the defender has no good moves and can't stand still either.

* Again readers, I do include some severely cramped positions that are technically not zugzwangs, but are nonetheless interesting pythons of helpless suffocation. * Zwischenzugs (intermezzos often associated in a capture-recapture sequence when the taking or retreat of an en prise unit is temporarily declined to accomplish some other immediate purpose such as giving check or advancing a passed pawn) are far, far more common than Zugswangs in a game of chess. Zwischenzugs simply decline the obvious move (ignore the opponents last move) for a stronger move, or the preparation of a stronger move. Multiple Zwischenzugs by either or both players in the same game can and do occur as they counterpunch their opponent's plans in an attempt to seize the initiative. * Tarrasch said "Mobility is all important." Logically, there are not that many occurrences of situations when one army prefers to pass on it's next move. Who wants to skip their turn? Not wanting to move is a clear and present sign of danger, and it usually happens just once -- right before resignation! Zugswangs usually occur in the endgame or restrictive, immobilized positions late in the middle game. It takes awhile to build these closed structures while the opponent has an active army. Therefore, this collection logically contains way more Zwischenzugs than Zugswangs.

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

'zwischenzug' definition and examples link
Saemisch vs O Menzinger, 1953 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 90P captures open new lines
Gruenfeld vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 13 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Pin, Zugswang
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Zwischenzug in the Opening - Immediate recapture not required
A Durao vs S Horta, 1954 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Oops! Zwischenzug check leaves her majesty hanging.
W Neto vs K Banas, 1993 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

16...Bxf1 (not 16...Rxa8?!) Black lands in Zugzwang
Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2005 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

A classic Fischer vs Taimanov; Bishop vs Knight match
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

heuristic says the final position is not zugswang. I agree.
James Thompson vs Morphy, 1857 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 46 moves, 0-1

King, Bishop, Rook vs King, Rook
D B Gurevich vs C Hansen, 1986 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 160 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D66) 1-0 A Strategic Trap
B Thelen vs F Treybal, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Zugwanang Game
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

A wonderful opposite-bishop color zugswang
Fischer vs A Sandrin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Zwischenzugs
Korchnoi vs Flear, 1986 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Bg2, f4, Nf3 (B23) 0-1 Intermezzo Q+ adds defen
M Salami vs Epishin, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack: Sicilian Var (A08) 1-0 Swingin' Swayin'
A Khavin vs Kotov, 1944 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

The See-Saw Check, Zugzwang, and Other Tactical Tricks, R Trap
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

45.Bc5! Zugzwang!
K Spraggett vs G Glen, 1975 
(C02) French, Advance, 45 moves, 1-0

"The Other Immortal Zugzwang"
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Art of Attack in Chess by Vladamir Vukovic; 24...QxQ 25.Nh7+
Capablanca vs L Molina Carranza, 1911 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B25) 0-1 Triple on d-file
W Walz vs Fischer, 1956 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Another P on the 6th space advantage
Caruana vs Topalov, 2014 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Variation (C47) 0-1 Well if you insist
Puc vs A Planinc, 1973
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Game 38: My Best Games by Anatoly Karpov
Karpov vs Kavalek, 1974 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 45 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Paulsen Attack g4 (C02) 0-1 Combo ends it
G Moehring vs Uhlmann, 1982 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Burn, Morozevich Line (C11) 0-1 Disabling Pin
J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

"White's last six moves were good"--Alekhine
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1936 
(A92) Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange Variation (C68) 1-0 Zugzwang finish
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 55 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0 Paralysis
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Semi-Leningrad Variation (A81)  0-1 Zugzwang
Anand vs Fritz, 2000 
(A81) Dutch, 44 moves, 0-1

The iron grip - and zugzwang in the ending!
Botvinnik vs Kan, 1931 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def (D80) 1-0 OCB Zugzwang to force K retreat, loss
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Attack (C43) 1-0 In control
Suetin vs J Bademian, 1954 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

A nasty pin has zugzwang effect
O Ekebjaerg vs G Timmerman, 1991 
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 0-1

KID, Korchnoi Attack (E97) 0-1 Maintain pins, shut 4 in!!
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Beautiful zugzwang leaves the Black pieces tied up
Tal vs F Reinemer, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Paralysis
N Mannheimer vs Nimzowitsch, 1930  
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

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

Alekhine wipes the board clean with Bogo
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D19) 0-1 Shrewd interference
Grob vs Euwe, 1947 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 30 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Alekhine Variation (D15) 0-1 White must yield
Noteboom vs Euwe, 1931 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 0-1

Brinckmann Attack. Grünfeld G. Capa Var (D93) 1-0Must Know P EG
A Pomar Salamanca vs J Cuadras Avellana, 1974 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 50 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Winawer CG (D10) 0-1 Zugzwang breaks White's back
Karpov vs Bareev, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 57 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 0-1 Daring piece play & pretty promo sac
E Vaarala vs J Herman, 2012 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 0-1

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 Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C75) 0-1 Hogtied
Rauzer vs F Bohatirchuk, 1934 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin Barmen Defense Modern Line (B22) 0-1 Grinder
Kaidanov vs Areshchenko, 2013 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 91 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 En Prise Intermezzo+
Voloschin vs Forarasi, 1988
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 12 moves, 0-1

Zwischenzug! and 2 perplexing N sacs.
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

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

K's Gambit: Declined. Norwalde 2...Qf6 (C30) 1-0 Sense of humor
J Sanchez Almeyra vs B Lugo, 1992 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Benoni-Indian Def (A43) 1-0 Almost every key tactical device
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Declined. Main Line (A57) 1-0 17-move combination
Karpov vs Topalov, 2002 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Four Knights, Double Spanish Misc. 5.O-O (C49) 0-1 zugzwang end
J Bernstein vs Marshall, 1915 
(C49) Four Knights, 41 moves, 0-1

QID Classical. Traditional (E17) 0-1 Deflection, Pin, Zugzwang
Najdorf vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Irving Chernev's book 'Capablanca's Best Chess Endings'
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton G. (A83) 1-0 Simple yet effective, intermezzo+
A Stefanova vs R Tozer, 1997 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 17 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

QGD Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Zwischenzug +!
Blisz vs Hantel, 1988
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 0-1Don't make a move that causes your res
N Pavlov-Pianov vs Alekhine, 1920 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

A Zwickmuehle is a windmill (chess); otherwise it's a dilema.
R Bancod vs M K A Russell, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Two Pawn Attack (B02)1-0 N+ Discoveries next
K Richter vs W Jurgschat, 1952 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

French Defense: 2.e5 Steinitz Attack (C00) 1-0Notes by Steinitz
J McConnell vs Steinitz, 1886  
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Zernierung is... encircling, a preliminary stage of seige.
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Attk Copycat (A07)1-0 General paralysis of the inane
Petrosian vs M Yudovich Sr., 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit Declined. Q's Knight Def (C30) 1-0Chained himself in
Blackburne vs E Bonachea, 1891 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 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

Game 61: Botvinnik "100 Selected Games"
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 67 moves, 0-1

French Advance, Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02) 1-0 Famous suffocation
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

Magnus squeezes a rook endgame win from a dead drawn position
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2010 
(C48) Four Knights, 68 moves, 1-0

C-K Two Knights Attack. Mindeno Var Exchange (B11) 0-1 Zugzwang
Kasparian vs Petrosian, 1946 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 54 moves, 0-1

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

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

Spanish Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 Imprisoned Rook
Karpov vs Klovans, 1971 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Variation (D45) 1-0 Imprisoned Queen
G Zaichik vs Bronstein, 1980 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 58 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

KIA vs Symmetrical / C-K Breyer Var (B10) 1-0 Zugzwang
Ljubojevic vs Karpov, 1988 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Semi-Zugzwang: Black pieces look like they are in a snowglobe
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Queen mate on e5
M Bobotsov vs Petrosian, 1968 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 0-1

Chess variants - UNUSUAL (000) 0-1 Queenmate!
Maurian vs Morphy, 1854 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: King's Indian System (A56) 1-0 Fine R manuevers
Chandler vs A J Mestel, 1981 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Dutch Stonewall. Modern Be6 (A90) 1/2-R shuffle EG w/K blockade
Flear vs Short, 1987 
(A90) Dutch, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 0-1 Zugzwang Ending
Ivanchuk vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Def. Grünfeld Var (E11) 0-1 Stupendous Zwischenzug!
Ivanchuk vs Nisipeanu, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Four Knights (A35) 1-0 Boa constrictor
Karpov vs Ribli, 1980 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense half-a-150 Attack(B06) 1-0, 25 moves Zwischenzug
M Kravtsiv vs Y Vovk, 2004 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Pirc, Classical. Quiet System (B08) 1-0 Textbook Zugzwang
Anand vs Van Wely, 1997 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 22 from Nigel Davies' THE VERESOV; W is hogtied
R Reynolds vs Nunn, 1987 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Larsen Opening / Dbl Fio / Hungarian (A01) 1-0 Zugzwang
Bagirov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern. Knight Defense (D51) 1-0 Rook is trapped
Tal vs S Saeed, 1985 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1/2-1/2 Squeezed too tight
C El Idrissi vs A Laaroussi, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def. Greco Gambit (C23) 0-1 Zugzwang!
Falkbeer vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack. Dragon Formation (B09) 1-0Dominant Q
Tal vs Spassky, 1988 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

imprisoned! skewered! zugzwang! with a zwichenzug!
L Carranza vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C46) Three Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

Fischer's intermezzo checks allow his Q to escape & nab Black Q
Fischer vs D Ina, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Touchdown! Non-stop intermezzo game.
Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

46...Ra2+ Zwishenzug saves the pawn, makes all the difference.
P Enders vs Uhlmann, 1978 
(C02) French, Advance, 52 moves, 0-1

C-K Panov Attack. Fianchetto Def (B14) 1-0 5...g6 is questioned
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1966 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr, Mieses-Kotroc Variation 1-0 Simple, Be2, Be3, c4
Morozevich vs I Rogers, 1999 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Bird vs Dutch Symmetrical (A01) 1-0 Intermezzo Fs
V Plat vs J Kociscak, 2012
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D64) 0-1 Lured into zugzwang
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1918 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

QG Accepted: Classical Def. ML (D27) 1-0 Very delayed captures
Yermolinsky vs C Jones, 1994 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Defense. Nyholm Attack (C65) 0-1 Zugzwang
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Good K vs Bad K ending
Topalov vs Karjakin, 2002 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon. Lasker Variation (C12) 0-1 King's prison!
N Shukh vs E Najer, 2010 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 65 moves, 0-1

1.f3 Trash openings gone successful
S Williams vs M Simons, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Zugzwang!! Clever K retreat leaves the White R no place to go.
Karpov vs G Needleman, 2005 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 96 moves, 0-1

KID Fianchetto. Simagin Var (E62) 0-1 Cramped into Zugzwang
Quinteros vs Panno, 1968 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 34 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Guimard Def (C03) 1-0 Zwischenzug alters path
G Feher vs E Bricard, 1995 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's zwischenzugs toy w/Bareev at Linares '94
Bareev vs Kasparov, 1994 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 31 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

The REAL "Immortal Zugzwang Game."
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical(E32) 0-1Fear or Domination? OCB
Euwe vs Keres, 1939 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 39 moves, 0-1

" a strange kind of strategic zugzwang." - Raymond Keene
E Jimenez Zerquera vs Keene, 1974  
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 0-1

Q sac: An interesting lesson in the power of a zwischenzug.
Y Rantanen vs Keene, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 0-1

Zugzwang; it's not just a scrabble killer!
Stripunsky vs Nakamura, 2010 
(C00) French Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

39...h6! is zugswang per Capablanca
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1936 
(B58) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Kmoch Var (E20) 0-1 Voted game, video of year
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

Great lesson on bishops and knights; Zugswang!- move 35
Spassky vs Karpov, 1979 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern ML (C89) 1-0 Zwischenzug
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2007 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 1-0

48..Ke8 What a stunning move !! Artistic Zugswang
Shirov vs Aronian, 2006 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 58 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B82) 0-1 Zugswang ending
Short vs Kasparov, 1989 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 103 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 1-0 Zugswang
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

This is quite a zugswang. Great performance.
Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2009 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 81 moves, 1-0

Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attk Perenyi Gambit(B90) 1-0Vicious
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1999 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Zwischenzug N capture first
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

K's English. Troger Defense (A21) 1-0 B zwischenzug capture w/+
R Satterlee vs J Kulbacki, 1992 
(A21) English, 17 moves, 1-0

18 Ne5xNd7!! Capablanca ignores the threat of PxQ, plays NxN!!
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

White sacrifices TWO queens and ends a knight ahead
Zukertort vs Englisch, 1883 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 1/2-1/2 Symmetrical
A Dounia vs Geller, 1980 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening(C55) 0-1 Zugzwang
E Gardon vs Hebden, 2006 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

A true Karpovian game; Black has been squeezed out of space
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08) 0-1 Bb4+ coming
Krejcirik vs Naplava, 1991 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Pesky B pair
Nijboer vs R Cifuentes, 1997 
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1-0

Two zwischenzugs lead to abrupt ending!
Romanishin vs Ivanchuk, 1986 
(C02) French, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

Philidor / Pirc Defense (B09) 0-1 Central roller
G Mammadzada vs I Furtado, 2007 
(B07) Pirc, 55 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3 2.d4 3.h4 (A00) 1-0White to promote
Cochrane vs Somacarana, 1856 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Endless mate threats on a stalemated king win material
Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange (D85) 1-0 Barrier limits Black King
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 52 moves, 1-0

Game 97 in My Best Games Of Chess 1924-1937 by A. Alekhine
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937  
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

McConnell Def. 2...Qf6?! (C40) 1-0Royal Punishment by 12 yr old
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern (B42) 1-0 Zugswang finale
Smyslov vs Eingorn, 1988 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 1-0

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

Bird Opening: Dutch (A03) 0-1Chose not to recapture as expected
J S Purdy vs Spassky, 1955 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

The first rated chessplayer to lose to software. Reti's #.
Greenblatt vs B Landey, 1967 
(B20) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Sic Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 0-1 P thrusts, basic tactics
Greenblatt vs Fischer, 1977 
(B27) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

Game 14 in My System by Aron Nimzowitsch
Nimzowitsch vs Leonhardt, 1911  
(C49) Four Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch Open System ML (C09) 1-0 Almost equal
S Kindermann vs W Schmidt, 1984
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0Pin breaker finish!
Fischer vs Shocron, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

Not 19 Rd1xQe1?! first 19 Ne6xBc5+ and only -then- 20 Rd1xQe1
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 49 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40) 1-0 Iffy sacs, N on rim trap
Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Smith-Morra Declined (B22) 0-1Counter attacks
Peter Korning vs F M Semprun Martinez, 2016 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 50 moves, 0-1

Sic Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 1-0If you don't like to capture...
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2007 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Def (C33) 1-0 Dark Square Battle
V Rut vs P A Connors, 1990 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Zis game iz included for zhe fun of it.
K Jurkiewicz vs J Zawadzka, 2001 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo Variation (C45) 1-0 Watch f2
J Langreck vs C Boor, 1998 
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1/2-1/2 Common Unpin gets Crzay
D Monokroussos vs L Barcarola, 1999 
(C46) Three Knights, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

61. Kg3! and the two moves that follow give Nak a won end game
Nakamura vs Nisipeanu, 2011 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 78 moves, 1-0

Zwishenzug check doesn't work but White doesn't know that.
B Jonasson vs Angantysson, 1984 
(B33) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def. 6.Bb5+ Be7 (C58) 1-0 R Skewer
Morozevich vs I Sokolov, 1999 
(C58) Two Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check, Intermezzo (E15) 1/2-1/2 What a battle!
Caruana vs Karjakin, 2016 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID Fianchetto. Check Var. Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Dbl Threat
Aronian vs Gelfand, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

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

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Promo race
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check, Intermezzo (E15) 1-0Sac, sac, Kside attk
Aronian vs Navara, 2017 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

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

SWG, Marshall leaves B en prise for 6 moves & sacs another.
Marshall vs A Cass, 1941 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Modern Var (B54) 1-0 That pesky knight on d5!
B Ivanovic vs Ermenkov, 1983 
(B54) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Nxg7 cracks the dam
Fedorov vs Lanka, 1997 
(B89) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

"Senor Capablanca's zugzwang sympnony" (Tartakover)
Capablanca vs B Kostic, 1919 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 86 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Burn (C11) 0-1 Entombed Bishop, Zugswang
Sax vs Korchnoi, 1989 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo Variation (C45) 1-0 Blunder
Nisipeanu vs Ivanchuk, 1999 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Traditional (B25) 1-0 Intermezzo discipline
I Makka vs A Papathanasiou, 2008
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Lasker-like Don Quixote-understands his windmills (#)
Lasker vs E Delmonte, 1906 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

The "Immortal Zwichenzug Game" (Chernev)
Tartakower vs Capablanca, 1924 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 Zugzwang finish
A Kosikov vs V Bezman, 1986 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit (C33) 0-1 Zwishenzug promo threat
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 0-1

A Fingerfehler: Black meant to defend with 4...Qe7
L Palau vs S Kalabar, 1927 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld, Brinckmann Attk (D82) 1/2-Another corner K stalemate
V Cmilyte vs Lahno, 2012 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Zwischenzug in fianchetto KID
Poltoranov vs Stein, 1955 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 25 moves, 0-1

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

King's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 1-0Gone shopping
L Oepen vs S Maus, 1988 
(A25) English, 16 moves, 1-0

Bird-English (A02) 1-0 Desperado Zwischenzugs Tactical N Upin
Ekenberg vs Ulf Andersson, 1969 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 1-0 Hartston's Immortal
Hartston vs H Westerinen, 1973 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. ML (D27) 1-0 Impressive Rook triangulation
Kramnik vs Deep Fritz, 2002 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 57 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Mason Var (C42) 1-0 Windmill
Winawer vs Shumov, 1875 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Zukertort, Pirc Invite (A04) 1-0 Connected Passers, Immune Q
R Garcia vs S Schweber, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

EG: White wins the battle of the central pawns and trades down
A E Post vs Tartakower, 1914 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 53 moves, 1-0

Morphy Mate (after Windmill)
Reshevsky vs Shainswit, 1951 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Black Hippo; Windmill Perpetual Draw
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Torre beats Lasker with Great Windmill !
Carlos Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto (A58) 1-0 Spirited Play
G Forintos vs Browne, 1970 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

Another game from Shirov with a quick, explosive finish.
Shirov vs Fressinet, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Dbl Stonewall Prison
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

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

QUEEN TRAPS: when your Lady gets checkmated
A Medina Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Zwischenzug +
Kasparov vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Subtle Queen zwichenzug leads to won ending!
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

KGA Traditional 4...Bg7 (C38) 0-1Black battery down h-file w/Ns
J Szekely vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

Slav, Modern (D11) 0-1 MG Surprise -- zugzwang or unstoppable t
P Nikolic vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 Backed into Zugzwang
D Kosic vs T Christensen, 2005 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Windmill; see blog notes
Carlos Torre vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense (A43) 0-1 Power of the pin & mother zugzwang!!
L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 
(A43) Old Benoni, 33 moves, 0-1

Chess Variant / Robatsch (B06) 0-1 Whirling Nf2+ Windmill!
Strickland vs The Turk, 1820  
(000) Chess variants, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 0-1 Zwischenfork!
Wolff vs Ivanchuk, 1987 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

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

Colle-Z; Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0Black Q romp
S Belavenets vs V Makogonov, 1937 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs Opening Ne2 (A00) 1-0 Under the influence
L Day vs P Nurmi, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

This 12-year old becomes a rapid champion and title contender.
Karjakin vs Shirov, 2002 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

London System vs Dbl Fio Hippo (A46) 0-1 Long exchange sequence
C Aghamaliyev vs E Inarkiev, 2011 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Variation (A01) 0-1 Ps stripped
O Boyum Fossum vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Scotch, Classical. Intermezzo Var(C45) 0-1Black 0-0-0 w/extra P
Z Varga vs Tkachiev, 2004 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Zugzwang!
Dus Chotimirsky vs Salwe, 1907 
(C45) Scotch Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 Sweet tactical treats
Tiviakov vs J Rivera Rodriguez, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetric. Anti-Benoni. Spielmann Def(A33) 1/2Zugzwang
Lautier vs Ivanchuk, 1992 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 99 moves, 1/2-1/2

NEVER assume that there is no "Zwischenzug mit Mittelschmerz".
G Elliott vs D Mitchell, 1951 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit.Nimzowitsch-Marshall CG (C31)1-0 Z!
Judit Polgar vs K Hornung, 1986 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 54 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Fingerfehler!?
Bagirov vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B32) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo (C45) 0-1 Bxf2+
Oral vs R Manafi, 1992
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Main Line (B99) 1/2-1/2 Q sacs, N perpetual
Euwe vs Tal, 1960 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Central Storming Var (A58) 0-1 N fork
E W Bayer vs Fedorowicz, 1988 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted (A58) 1-0 R vs N Zugwang
P Nikolic vs Kotronias, 1991 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 74 moves, 1-0

A bizarre and brilliant game with a Q sac and a windmill.
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Levitsky Attack 2...f6 (D00) 1-0 Basic threats
E Cordova vs A Kovalyov, 2005 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

KGA Hanstein Gambit (C38) 1-0 Attacked on both sides
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 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

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 0-1 Nice Zugzwang
Tylor vs Lasker, 1936 
(C49) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Scandi 4.Nf3 g6 Richter Var (B01) 1-0 Bishops Zwischenzug
A Wirig vs T Thorhallsson, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Alapin's Def Deferd (C70) 1-0 Zwischenzug+
Aitken vs C Hunter, 1949 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 11 moves, 1-0

French, Classical Svenonius Var(C10) 0-1Same N&B hit c2, BAD Zw
M Pytel vs E Prie, 1990 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 0-1

KID. Saemisch. Panno (E83) 1-0 h-file spearhead / N snare
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 54 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Var (B41) 1-0 Riveting play!
A Tari vs D Arngrimsson, 2015 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 38 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian E15 Intermezzo with 12 .. f7-f5!?
Y Shulman vs The World, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Def Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0 Zwischenzug+ saves Rs
Dzindzichashvili vs Larsen, 1980 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 3.f4 5.Bb5+ Grand Prix Attack (B23) 0-1 Irritating Q
J Wegerle vs Y Solodovnichenko, 2012
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 46 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian 5.Qe2 (B30) 0-1 Kickin' the Q around gains time
M Vachier-Lagrave vs V S Spasov, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Sic Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 0-1 K safety is paramount
K Badev vs V S Spasov, 2010 
(B33) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def. Hopton Attack (A80) 1-0 Zwischenzugs refuted
Alapin vs Albin, 1900 
(A80) Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo Var (C45) 1/2-Q sac for perp
Rublevsky vs Grischuk, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 Nasty N discovery hits f7
G Szabo vs N Sahitaj, 2010 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

12 exNf6 is the "bigger threat" or zwischenzug.
J Bobber vs S Albrecht, 1990 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Anderssen Def (C25) 1-0 Open flanks
Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1876 
(C25) Vienna, 37 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def. Leningrad Var (A87) 0-1 Imperfect, slashing tactics
Razuvaev vs Topalov, 1992 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 47 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual threat on the Q
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Shirov, 2011
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def. Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Zugzwang commentary
A Samsonkin vs Nakamura, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 117 in Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman
Nimzowitsch vs J Bernstein, 1923 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 K&P vs K Zugzwang ending
Fine vs R Levenstein, 1932 
(A53) Old Indian, 63 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Kaufmann Attack (C42) 1-0 Zw+ prevents 0-0
Larry Evans vs Bisguier, 1958 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. Exchange (C41) 0-1 Examine ALL checks!!
Rauzer vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

English, Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A13) 1-0 N zwischenzug!?
Alekhine vs Milner-Barry, 1938 
(A13) English, 52 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Alekhine. Abonyi Var (A52) 1-0 Zwischenzug+
Alekhine vs J A Seitz, 1925 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.b3 Snyder Var (B20) 1-0 Q sac for a windmill
T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attk (C42) 0-1 30...Bg5 zwischenzug
Robson vs Caruana, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Zwischenzugs by teenager
Alekhine vs V Manko, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 Such moxie!
Velimirovic vs B Maksimovic, 1996 
(C02) French, Advance, 17 moves, 1-0

Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 Deflection & promotion inevitable
A Dunkelblum vs Keres, 1937 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

KID. Petrosian. Normal Def (E93) 0-1 Tie down, cross pin, zw+
B Wexler vs Fischer, 1960 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 40 moves, 0-1

Sic Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 0-1 Sassy game
G Timmerman vs Ulf Andersson, 1994 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

A12 0-1 45
Reti vs Lasker, 1924 
(A12) English with b3, 45 moves, 0-1

K Burger vs Zweiburg, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 21 moves, 0-1

N Puric vs V Ianov, 2001
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 104 moves, 0-1

Kupreichik vs M Pribyl, 1990
(B07) Pirc, 61 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs R Vedder, 1997 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942  
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Caruana vs B Thorfinnsson, 2012 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs I D Dorfman, 1976 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Gelfand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

M Jago vs J Littlewood, 1965 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 0-1

A Brinckmann vs B Moritz, 1923
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Miles vs J Veerman, 1986 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 33 moves, 1-0

Homer vs Buzz, 2007 
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 1-0 Rescue w/Zwischenzug Q+
N Minev vs L Popov, 1960 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Advance Var (D34) 0-1 Fascinating!
Ribli vs Marjanovic, 1979 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 0-1

Colle-Zukertort vs KID var (A48) 1-0Famous Q sac for back rank#
J S Morrison vs Euwe, 1922 
(A48) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

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