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Underwear Serves A Purpose Butt Not 4Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear

Speaking strictly in chess terms, "queening" isn't always best!

This file was originally about underpromotions instead of queening a pawn. It was neglected. Henceforth the title, and Fredthebear was quick to recall it's existence. The file is now filling up!

When promoting a pawn to the opponent's back rank, first consider replacing the pawn with a knight check. The knight check could be checkmate, or a royal fork that gains the opposing queen. Don't just automatically make your pawn into a new queen. Also, be concerned that a new heavy piece (queen or rook) inflicts stalemate, perhaps by establishing a pin on the back rank while pawns block pawns. Promotions into stalemate occasionally occur in endgames with the opposing king stuck on the outer file.

Games at the top of the list tend to be underpromotions. Underpromotions have become more common in the computer era, as the computer will foolishly under promote, often in hopes the new minor piece will not be captured since it is of less value than a new queen would be worth. (Yes, Fredthebear just suggested the unemotional computer is "foolish" and "hopeful".) There are some silly examples in here, but they are included nonetheless as it is a part of the game we love. Underpromotions are rare, so examples (useful or otherwise) are hard to come by. Fredthebear's silly title helped his recall when an underpromotion was eventually found!

The majority of these games are interesting battles to create, advance and promote a passed pawn. In most cases, the passed pawn becomes a new queen. Some passers are successful, or will be successful and resignation is in order, and some are violently thwarted. The side with the passer can inflict some wicked combinations to deflect or destroy the defender of the promotion square. These fighting promotions are below the underpromotions.

Fredthebear says chess teachers need to show a few examples of Nimzowitsch-like blockades and sacrificial clearing of the path to their students; give a piece to gain more material. Be careful -- promotion takes time to advance the pawn and attempts to do so can give away the initiative! Pushing pawns with no threat to capture an opposing unit is probably not the correct approach if the opposing queen and a back rank rook are still on the board.

Thank you cu8sfan for so many rinky dink underpromotions to bishop. The bishop usually gets munched anyway, but very computer-like nonetheless.

King's Gambit Copycat (C30) 1-0 Underpromotion PxR=N#
H Reinle vs Lange, 1936 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

A mate on move 7 by an underpromotion to a knight
Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 7 moves, 0-1

KGA Muzio, Wild Muzio Gambit (C37) 0-1 Underpromo N+ forks Q
J H Sarratt vs NN, 1810 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 0-1

KGA Rosentreter G. Bird G. (C37) 1-0 Sac Rh1 Philidor's Legacy!
Bird vs NN, 1869 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy strikes again!
Bird / Dobell vs NN, 1886 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA Quade G. (C37) 1-0 Sac Rh1 & Qe7 Semi-Smothered#
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA Philidor Gambit Schultz Var (C38) 1-0 Underpromotion will #
Zukertort vs NN, 1871 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky G. Long Whip (C39) 0-1Pawn roller, 2under promo
G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1874 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Paulsen / Hungarian (C25) 1-0 Underpromotion+
J Mieses vs B Richter, 1887 
(C25) Vienna, 76 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Underpromotion+
Janowski vs O Chajes, 1913 
(C49) Four Knights, 108 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap(D08) 0-1Develop w/threats
R Biever vs Cassidy, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Underpromotion, R sac!
W B Wright vs R Finegold, 1990 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 N fork
A Madej vs E Gruz, 2001 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Underpromotion
Korody vs Bologh, 1933 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

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

Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15) 0-1 Underpromotion+
Svidler vs V Malakhov, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech. Carlsbad Var(D17) 1-0Outside passer to promote
Aronian vs I Sokolov, 2006 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

QGD Capablanca (D30) 1-0 Not perfect, but very effective finish
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Two underpromotions to BISHOPS!? (It didn't much matter.)
Vidmar vs Maroczy, 1932 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 129 moves, 1/2-1/2

Q's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 Sweet trapped rook
M Galyas vs J Boguszlavszkij, 2001 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 0-1 Relocate Q!
J Oms Pallisse vs O Korneev, 2001
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Modern Var (D53) 1-0 Underpromotion w/a pin
Marshall vs J Mason, 1902 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern Var (D53) 0-1 Some good & bad pawn advances
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886  
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

Grob Opening (A00) 0-1Nakamura drove computer crazy w/6 bishops
Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 255 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From G. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1 Qxh2 sac to promote
Glicksteen vs E Lawrence, 1971 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Reti uses the Reti opening... allows promotion to mate on promo
Reti vs Tartakower, 1923 
(A04) Reti Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

KIA Symmetrical (A05) 1-0 A knight to remember...underpromotion
Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2012 
(A05) Reti Opening, 80 moves, 1-0

KIA vs French (C00) 0-1 Shock sacrifices; Can't stop passer
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

KIA vs C-K (A07) 0-1 Impressive Q sac to promote
E Lobron vs Dzindzichashvili, 1979 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening (A09) 1-0 This wild one is up for grabs!!
V Malakhov vs Movsesian, 2012 
(A09) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

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

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 0-1 Black Q romps
Epishin vs Romanishin, 1991 
(A17) English, 68 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 B Underpromo
A Reshko vs O Kaminsky, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

King's English. 4 Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Stellar attack
Anand vs Caruana, 2017 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense (A41) 0-1 Rather UNIQUE play!
A Goryachkina vs A Bodnaruk, 2016 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 77 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Tartakower Attack (A45) 1-0 Ridiculous finish
Gulko vs Gufeld, 1975
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1-0

Indian Game 3...c5 vs Veresov (A45) 0-1 Secure file, underpromo
Z Mestrovic vs Gligoric, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 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

Torre Attack: Classical Def. Nimzowitsch (A46) 0-1 Underpromo +
Kan vs Antoshin, 1955 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 72 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Promotion checkmate is coming!
W Schmidt vs Z Djukic, 1983 
(A53) Old Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

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

One night in Bangkok makes the hard man humble!
M Fette vs B Perenyi, 1985 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

What a mating combo!! From discoveries to underpromotion...
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

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

"The greatest chess game ever played." - Irving Chernev.
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Ripley loses in 11, believe it or not
J M Ripley vs O Hardy, 1963 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 11 moves, 0-1

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

Earliest Promoted Pawns: 4 queens by move 7
Casper vs Heckert, 1975 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard (B06) 0-1Homage to dark-squared Bishop
Yanofsky vs Keene, 1974 
(B06) Robatsch, 54 moves, 0-1

Czech Defense: General (B06) 1-0 Surprise, yet so obvious!
J L Arnason vs Pribyl, 1987 
(B06) Robatsch, 15 moves, 1-0

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p.75-78
A Tsvetkov vs Smyslov, 1947 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 64 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann, Classical. ML (B19) 1-0 EG exchange principle mishap
G Timoshenko vs P Marusenko, 1991 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 0-1 R sac for a ramrod
Bob Brooks vs B Wall, 1973 
(B20) Sicilian, 15 moves, 0-1

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

"Batsford Book of Chess Records", Yakov Damsky, Batsford, 2005
Tal vs D Ciric, 1966 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Introduction: Modern Chess Strategy I by Ludek Pachman
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Kan. Maroczy Bind Bronstein Var (B41) 1-0 Underpromo
Fedorowicz vs E B Meyer, 1978 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 59 moves, 1-0

Upside Down Rooks: Games with 4 or More Queens
Beliavsky vs Taimanov, 1979 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Three !! exclamation moves in kingside attack; Underpromotion
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Dbl B sacs, promo #
W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0Who needs SIX Queens?
E Szalanczy vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

Sic Najdorf, Poisoned Pawn Accepted (B97) 0-1 2 White Q's lose
F Delay vs O Renet, 1988 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 0-1

Double N underpromotion 57.g8=N / 79.c8=N+
V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956 
(C11) French, 80 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 35.Double R Blunder
Z Gofshtein vs M Gurevich, 2001 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon. Grigoriev Var (C12) Fictional 5 Queens Game
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned P (C18) 1-0 Qs parade heats it up!
Geller vs Sokolsky, 1950 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

Underpromotion to avoid stalemate - move 77
Alapin vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 78 moves, 0-1

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

Vienna Gambit. Hamppe-Allgaier-Thorold Gambit (C25) 1-0 Promo
W Adams vs H Steiner, 1947 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32) 1-0 Q sac to promo
Bronstein vs N Moyse, 1990
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

KGA Gianutio Countergambit (C34) 1-0 Dovetail Mate by promotion
F Young vs H N Stone, 1907 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA Fischer Defense (C34) 1-0 Dual promotions
Spassky vs Karpov, 1982 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 84 moves, 1-0

A rock-'em-sock-'em game, lots of fun! Deluxe decoy sacrifices!
Staunton vs NN, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Gunderam Defense (C40) 0-1 The Joke Promotion (Underpromotion)
V Salnikov vs A Bezgodov, 1991 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 64 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 6.Nc3(C42) 1/2-Correspond
R Roloff vs T Weigel, 1985 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Four Knights, Italian Fork Trick (C46) 0-1 Black has B pair
R Krogius vs Kashdan, 1930
(C46) Three Knights, 61 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

Evans Gambit. Compromised Def Main Line (C52) 1-0 CSI
F Schroeder vs P Feher-Polgar, 1991 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 A pin and a super e- pawn picnic
Andrews vs F G Janssens, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def - Modern Bishop's Opening (C55) 1-0 Pile on pin
Kasparov vs S Brown, 1998 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Center Attack (C84) 1-0 Pawn promotion lesson
Tal vs Straume, 1953 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 58 moves, 1-0

Game 5: The Passed Pawn, T62MIGOCEP by Chernev
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 18 in 50 Essential Chess Lessons by Steve Giddins
Smyslov vs Karpov, 1971 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined (D30) 0-1Instructive R play benefits Ps
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def, Schara G (D32) 1-0 4 consecutive pawn captures!
D Fidlow vs A Maier, 1959 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Caruana, 2015 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 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

QID Kasparov-Petrosian Var. Kasparov Attk (E12) 1/2-If U Please
Piket vs L Riemersma, 1987 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID Kasparov-Petrosian ML (E12) 0-1Minority Attack bxc6 counter
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

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

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

Nimzo-Indian Def. Three Knights (E21) 0-1 Black shows courage
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2006 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 55 moves, 0-1

Immortal Blindfold - in a simultaneous!
Alekhine vs N E Schwartz, 1926 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 54 moves, 1-0

Giving away a won game: Swallow's Tail/Gueridon Mate in one
Xu Yuanyuan vs I Charkhalashvili, 2001 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 88 moves, 0-1

Bird's Opening/Chess variants (000) 1-0 Really quite beautiful
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: King's Indian delayed e5 (A00) 1-0 Promotion
M Basman vs C McNab, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening (A00) 0-1 The f-pawn will stroll in
Reti vs Saemisch, 1925
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Creepy Crawly vs. Classical Def(A00) 1/2-1/2 Sac to promote
R Lichtenscheidt vs Von Hanneken, 1862 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort Opening/English Symmetrical (A04) 1/2-1/2 NN Fortress
NN vs F Rhine, 2016 
(A04) Reti Opening, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 1-0 Steady adv
T Nyback vs H Kaenel, 2006 
(A13) English, 62 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A14) 1-0 Deflect sac promo
Kramnik vs Karpov, 1997 
(A14) English, 39 moves, 1-0

English 3 Knights - Reverse Grand Prix 0-1 Q sac for promotion
Razuvaev vs Kupreichik, 1970 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 15 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical (A30) 0-1 The chink in the armor
Carlsen vs Wang Hao, 2013 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 79 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical (A36) 0-1 Promotion
M Gurevich vs Lautier, 2002
(A36) English, 41 moves, 0-1

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

Rat Defense/Modern/Dutch d6, f5 (A41) 0-1 Knights on the edge
A Meszaros vs V Beim, 1999 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 47 moves, 0-1

Ten Most Common Chess Mistakes by Larry Evans
M Romi vs C Staldi, 1954 
(A48) King's Indian, 51 moves, 1-0

461 of 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
E Cohn vs Chigorin, 1907 
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto (A58) 1-0 Thorny pawn
E Tegshsuren vs T D Andrews, 2008 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

Endgame lessons by Capablanca (notations by Alekhine & Reti)
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

A brilliant simplification into a won endgame starting with 50.
G Neumann vs Anderssen, 1866 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 54 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Leningrad (A86) 1/2-1/2 Who can promote?
A Mascarenhas vs Kramnik, 1991 
(A80) Dutch, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Classical. Be7 Stonewall (A95) 0-1 Shrewd trades, promoti
Smejkal vs Larsen, 1973 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 40 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 1-0 Clear the promotion square
Fischer vs Berliner, 1960 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern. Main Line (B05) 0-1 Wasted K trip
R Navarro Segura vs Darcy Lima, 2001 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 68 moves, 0-1

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

"Four Queens"- one of only 2 games between Fisher and Petrosian
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Defense: Masi Variation (B12) 1-0 Notes by A.A.
Milner-Barry vs Tartakower, 1932  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Adv. Short (B12) 0-1 Held hostage by supported passer
Movsesian vs Svidler, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 64 moves, 0-1

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 69-72
Keres vs Konstantinopolsky, 1948 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0Prudent promotion tactics
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

Sic Chameleon (B20) 1/2-Astonishing problem-like save by Keres
Keres vs Fischer, 1962 
(B20) Sicilian, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian 2.f4 McDonnell Attk. Tal Gambit(B21) 0-1Exchange Sac
M W Johnson vs T Niessen, 1996 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian McDonnell Attack (B21) 1-0 B sac breakthrough at base
J M Hodgson vs H Kingston, 1999 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 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 2.c3 Alapin, Stoltz Attack (B22) 1-0 Fabulous penetration
Stripunsky vs N Managadze, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attk f4-Nf3-Be2 (B23) 1-0 Closed breakthru
L Day vs J Yoos, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

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

Zwishenzug check doesn't work but White doesn't know that.
B Jonasson vs Angantysson, 1984 
(B40) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Pin, sacs, Q+s mop up
Karpov vs V Pozdniakov, 1970 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 57 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0Central P thrust breakthrough
J N Riff vs V Vulevic, 2016 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Cross 'em up this way and that!
Anand vs I E Morovic-Fernandez, 2004 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Four pawns harass black like beetles (or beatles)
A Timofeev vs D Khismatullin, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Variation (B53) 1-0 A Golden Game
Vasiukov vs Van Wely, 2002 
(B53) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov (B76) 0-1 Outrageous swindle
Efimenko vs R Forster, 2011 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack ML (B77) 1-0 Q vs 2 Rooks
Fischer vs D Byrne, 1963 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Wow! This game deserves attention!
Kotronias vs Krum Georgiev, 1994 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Matanovic Attack (B82) 1-0 Forksss
Van der Wiel vs Ehlvest, 1989 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 1-0Pawn chain strangulation
F Olafsson vs J Gudmundsson, 1953 
(B83) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. Scheveningen (B84) 0-1 Weak back rank despite 2Rs
H Lehmann vs Fischer, 1965 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov, game 79
Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Unstoppable c-pawn march
Grischuk vs Fressinet, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 0-1 R obstructs bad B
Rossolimo vs Fischer, 1966 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 70 moves, 0-1

Notice the immediate decisive effect of gaining control of the
Shirov vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attk (B90) 1-0Wheelin' & Dealin'
Browne vs Wojtkiewicz, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 74 moves, 1-0

French, Two Knights Var (C00) 0-1 Swap Q's, gain space
T M Mok vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 1/2-1/2 Bxh3 attack; 3 connected P's EG
Zukertort vs W Potter, 1875 
(C01) French, Exchange, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Tarrasch (C03) 1-0 Bxh6 sac for g-pawn promo
P Jowett vs J McBride, 2007 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 Tricky Rs & Ns MG
Kramnik vs Bareev, 2004 
(C10) French, 77 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Burn Main Line (C11) 1-0 R deflection sac
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned P ML (C18) 1-0 Kamsky time trouble
Karjakin vs Kamsky, 2009 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

B's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 Nice combo, but overcooked
Rublevsky vs Navara, 2007 
(C28) Vienna Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 4 in Power Chess by Paul Keres
Bronstein vs Tal, 1968 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

KGA B's Gambit Bogoljubow Def (C33) 1/2-Battle to promote
B Grabarczyk vs A Aleksandrov, 2005 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA B's Gambit Bryan Countergambit (C33) 1-0 A Superb Shot!
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 34 in Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CntrG (C40) 1-0 W does not cooperate!
G Kramer vs G Primavera, 1950 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 23 of 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 by Alekhine
Von Bardeleben vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 3 in The Art of Logical Thinking by Neil McDonald
Kasparov vs Bacrot, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4...g6 5.c4 (C45) 1-0 Q sac, hogs on 7th, 8th
Carlsen vs A Diamant, 2003 
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 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

Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51) 1/2-1/2 Dbl R sac, Q perpetual
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian: Classical Greco Gambit Mason Gambit (C53) miniature
Alekhine vs NN, 1911 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Schliemann Def (C63) 1-0Heavy pieces ending w/accuracy
Maroczy vs Marshall, 1905 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical. Cordel Gambit (C64) 0-1All 8 Ps remain
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

In a drawn ending Black blocks the bishop's view to the promo.
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 80 moves, 1-0

An amazing inverted pawn pyramid after 50. ... d3
Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

Spanish Open (C83) 0-1 Sac speeds things along, promotion looms
Yurtaev vs Anand, 1987 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 0-1

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

Colle c3 vs Tartakower Def. (D00) 1-0 Fine Qside P roller
Lasker vs A Rumboll, 1892 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Game 92 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack. Two Knights 4.Nf3 (D01) 0-1Shift Kside to Qside
Hoi vs Smyslov, 1985 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

Barry Attack. Gruenfeld (D02) 1-0 Bxg5 sac aides Kside attack
Hebden vs N Birnboim, 1992 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD Baltic Defense. Pseudo-Slav (D02) 0-1 Fascinating Dbl R sac
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

QGD Copycat (D02) 1-0 Quad Pawns in 18, Hogs on 8th
E E Colman vs H Jacobs, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

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

*Torre Attack 3...Ne4. Gossip Var (D03) 1-0 Multi-queens
Timman vs Fritz, 1997 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 40 moves, 1-0

Colle 5.c3 Koltanowsi (D04) 1-0 Exchange sac, discovered +
Koltanowski vs Cabastany, 1934 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Colle 5.b3 Zukertort (D04) 1-0 Whose passers can push ahead?
N Dzagnidze vs Korbut, 2001 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

The Amateur's Mind by Jeremy Silman, p. 184
Alekhine vs Marshall, 1925 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Var (D16) 1/2-1/2 Lively
Anand vs Karjakin, 2012 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Def. Czech. Classical (D19) 0-1 White queens, Black wins
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 63 moves, 0-1

QGA Old Var./French Exchange Monte Carlo (D20) 1-0 Notes by PM
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Gunsberg Def (D21) 1-0 R vs NN ending
Kasparov vs Seirawan, 1988 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

French, Diemer-Duhm Gambit (D30) 1-0 Back rank weakness
C Nakamura vs A Caoili, 1998 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def Swedish, Central Break (D33) 1-0 Passed d-pawn
D Reinderman vs Akobian, 2010 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange Var (D41) 1-0Central passer
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2013 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 52 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0 Amazing game!
A Hollis vs F Baumbach, 1973 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran (D48) 0-1Active play Qside, middle, Kside
B Hoenlinger vs Kashdan, 1930 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 30 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined: Modern (D50) 1-0 Help ALL your pieces
B Blumin vs G Hellman, 1939 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 1-0 Queenside Minority Attack
Denker vs I A Horowitz, 1933 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Modern Exchange (D85) 0-1 R overworked on back r
Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Botvinnik Var (D95) 1-0 Poise under pressure
Bisguier vs D Byrne, 1954 
(D95) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 1-0 Which Q wins out?
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 27 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Try 58...Bxb5!?
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2012 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

p.127-128 IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess"
Portisch vs Karpov, 1978 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 40 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch (E86) 0-1 GK's most dominating victory over Karpov
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Glek Def (E94) 1-0 Connected passers
I Krush vs Nakamura, 2001 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 48 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

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C44) 1-0 Pawn roller
Morphy vs S Boden, 1858 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

An attempted draw from a crazy rook giving perpetual check
Cordel / Minckwitz / Allies vs Anderssen / Goring / Allies, 1871 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 67 moves, 1-0

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

Bird Opening: 1.f4 f5 2.e4 Wagner-Zwitersch Gambit (A02) 1-0
Bird vs Gelbfuhs, 1873 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Un-Closed. Traditional (B34) 1-0 Eventual passer
Lasker vs Bird, 1890 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 57 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack Early Nb4xBd3(D00) 0-1 Notes by Pillsbury
Tarrasch vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Escorting the Potential Queen
Schlechter vs J Mason, 1903 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Four(!) pawns are sent to the 2nd rank to seize the win!
F J Lee vs H Shoosmith, 1904 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45) 1-0 The Great Swindle
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Salwe vs Olland, 1907 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Steiner Gambit (C31) 1-0 Mated while having 2 queens aboard
Sanders vs NN, 1910 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

Game 2 in 'My System' by Aron Nimzowitsch.
Teichmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1911 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Rubinstein Var (A84) 0-1 Sac to promote
V Sjoberg vs Alekhine, 1912 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 37 of Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Bogoljubov vs Reti, 1923 
(C11) French, 42 moves, 0-1

Sarratt Attack (D00) 1/2-1/2 Triumvirate of passed pawns
Janowski vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 54 in Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs P Romanovsky, 1925 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack (D03) 1-0 AA sacs rook, passes pawns
Alekhine vs Journal l'Action Francaise, 1925 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 43 moves, 1-0

QGD Barmen Var (D37) 1-0 First prize for best game.
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Capa fights back after blundering a piece!
Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Keres Def(A13/D41) 1-0Rook EG promotion
Capablanca vs Menchik, 1929 
(A14) English, 64 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 1-0 Rook ending promotion
Capablanca vs I S Turover, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 65 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Sweet deflection R sac!
A Karu vs Keres, 1931 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: 4 Pawns Attk. ML (B03) 1-0 Different capture
H Von Hennig vs I Engert, 1932 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Old Benoni. Russian Var (A44) 1/2-1/2 Spearhead on f2
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1934 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird Opening: 1.f4 f5 2.e4 Wagner-Zwitersch Gambit (A02) 1/2-
Pelikan vs Alekhine, 1936 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

French 2.c4/Sicilian Closed(C00) 1-0 N hot foots it to the back
Keres vs K Ozols, 1937 
(C00) French Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

9 passed pawns aboard after 59.Rxf6
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

both side promote -to have a double bishop free 4 all
Larry Evans vs Santasiere, 1946 
(C27) Vienna Game, 49 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange (D41) 1-0 Strong center march
Antoshin vs Korchnoi, 1957 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Here she comes!
J Boey vs O'Kelly, 1957 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

BFTC: Page 247, box 205 (Position after 25...Be3)
Fischer vs E Bhend, 1959 
(B27) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

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

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System Except ML (D28) 1-0 P race
Korchnoi vs G Borisenko, 1961 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 71 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian c5, d5, e5 (A08) 1-0 W counter offers
Stein vs L Zinn, 1961 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 36 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

BFTC: p.190, box 158 (modified) (See Zorts' kibitz re move 41).
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1962 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech. Classical System ML (D19) 1/2-1/2 Surprise!
V Titenko vs Murey, 1963 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

K's Indian Attk: 2...Bg4 Keres Var (A07) 0-1 Careful Kside def
F Olafsson vs Keres, 1963 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 86 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Marshall Attack. Steiner Var (C89) 1-0 The Q Rules!
Fischer vs Seidman, 1960 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

24th World Championship Match, Game 12, Famous finish
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Caro-Kann Defense: Forgacs Var (B15) 1-0 The d-pawn is passed
Ulf Andersson vs B E Horberg, 1969 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 1-0

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

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

Larsen's brilliant decoy "ŕ la Mitrofanov"
Taimanov vs Larsen, 1970 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Standard (B06) 0-1 N sac opens line to K
Larry Evans vs Suttles, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 0-1

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

Two promotions, against two "promotion-wannabies" by DB
Vaganian vs Bronstein, 1975 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 58 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E80) 0-1 Shocking moves
Lputian vs Kasparov, 1976 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

Macho Grob Spike (A40) 0-1 R sac offer to promote
A J Whiteley vs M Basman, 1982 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

GK uses the dremmel manoeuvre 25.Rc6! to win a pawn
Kasparov vs Larsen, 1982 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 39 moves, 1-0

QGD Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 38 moves, 1-0
Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 38 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 0-1 Castle opposite, P rollers
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 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

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 0-1Promo or capture = fork
Short vs Korchnoi, 1986 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 36 moves, 0-1

Mikhail Tal (1936-1992)
Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def, Modern, Main Line (B05) 1-0 Q Sac Promotion
Zsofia Polgar vs Palatnik, 1989 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 53 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Taimanov (A67) 1-0 Bold aggression
Theo Schmidt vs A Walczak, 1990 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Sacrificing everything for a second queen proves decisive.
Shirov vs A Hauchard, 1990 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 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

Spassky's 36. Kf3!! starts the King's march to victory
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

ABSOLUTE SICK use of passed pawns, yet again!!!!!
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1 1Q vs 2Qs
Kasparov vs Lautier, 1994 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 0-1

English, Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A30) 1-0 W rages thru cntr
Kramnik vs Anand, 1996 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening (A00) 0-1 Good start cannot stop P roller
D King vs Adams, 1996
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 R&P sacs for passer
Shirov vs Short, 1997 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio vs Odd Stonewall Def (D02) 1-0Deflect from dark squares
G Vescovi vs M Bezold, 1997 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

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

KID Normal. K's Knight Var (E60) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate blunder
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 1998 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Trompowsky Attack 3...c5 (A45) 1/2-1/2 Passer can't promote
A Summerscale vs V Georgiev, 1999
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Symmetrical. Fianchetto (A36) 0-1 Youngster drops a B
Carlsen vs J Svindahl, 2000 
(A36) English, 42 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening, 1...e5 Exchange (A00) 1-0 Constant pressure!
M Michna vs J Dworakowska, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 0-1 EG race
C W Baker vs A Summerscale, 2001
(C00) French Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

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

Cntr Cntr 2.Nc3 3.Ne2 (B01) KIA/Closed Siciln (A07) 1-0 Passers
A Rodrigues vs A Silva, 2001
(B01) Scandinavian, 58 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted BxBf1 (A58) 0-1Vadim won
M Gurevich vs M M Ivanov, 2001 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98) 1-0 Passer & N
R Vera vs Judit Polgar, 2002 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 29 moves, 1-0

Understanding Chess Endgames by John Nunn (#57b).
Bareev vs Topalov, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 61 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 Connected passers
Morozevich vs Anand, 2003 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 35 moves, 1-0

StrongEgytians: Bassem Amin is born in 1988, Ahmed Adly in 1987
B Amin vs A Adly, 2003 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

"Jenni I Got Your Number" 867-5309
Votava vs F Jenni, 2001 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional (B92) 0-1 Passer combo!
Yurtaev vs Carlsen, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 Qside P lever
J F Mata Gonzalez vs Akobian, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0Kside P roller passer
Adams vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Defense. QID (A15) 1-0 Qside mop up
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2006 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 White IQP to 7th
Bacrot vs Kasimdzhanov, 2007
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Advance (B12) 1-0 Tactical promotion
Rublevsky vs I Hera, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical Two Knights System (B08) 1-0 Dismantled
Judit Polgar vs A Chernin, 2007 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attk: Classical vs Bg4 (A01) 1-0 Black Aggression!
Raul Schmidt vs I Saric, 2007 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld, Modern Exchange (D85) 0-1Stunning Q sac allows promo
Gelfand vs Shirov, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Fishin' Pole Flames
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 33 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 White sacs 2 Qs for material
T Rendle vs G Suez-Panama, 2008 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD: Vienna. Quiet Var (D44) 0-1 The Big Zero
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Qd6 Delayed, 3.Nf3 4.Be2 (B01) 1-0 Interesting MG
H Stevic vs Nisipeanu, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 55 moves, 1-0

Classical Tarrasch Gambit(D34) 0-1Worlds longest roller coaster
B Gundavaa vs S Collins, 2010 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 101 moves, 0-1

Dutch, Leningrad. Warsaw Var (A88) 1-0 R sac, skewer+ next
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 44 moves, 1-0

Czech Benoni Defense (A56) 1-0 N sac for 2 connected passers
W So vs D Flores, 2010 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 In the nick of time.
Ivanchuk vs F Vallejo Pons, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Knights in the promotion game
Liu Qingnan vs Short, 2012 
(B32) Sicilian, 51 moves, 0-1

Sarratt Attk vs QID (A45) 1-0 W cashes in on pin just in time
Kamsky vs Onischuk, 2012 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Dutch Var (A04) 0-1 The B pair rules
Jakovenko vs Mamedyarov, 2014 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Advance (C45) 1-0Pin, Breakthrough
G Jones vs Mamedyarov, 2015 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 1-0

English (A20) 1-0 Fascinating tactical battle for promotion
Aronian vs A Giri, 2016 
(A20) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack. Gruenfeld Var. ML (D03) 0-1 Unstoppable P roller
V Artemiev vs Mamedyarov, 2016 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 31 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. 3 Ns (A34)0-1 Q-less MG; Black in control
Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 71 moves, 0-1

Naka missed the win? -- N screens P from B will promote
Nakamura vs Kasparov, 2017 
(D80) Grunfeld, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anti-Nimzo-Indian/Stonewall (E10) 1-0 Sacs for passers
Le Quang Liem vs Nakamura, 2017 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 75 moves, 1-0

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