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Spearheads DE (Batteries involving the Queen)
Compiled by fredthebear
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This type of collection is easy to find, meaning it occurs frequently in GM games. Such a battery can be a defensive device for protection as well as for attacking. The outcomes vary. The Spearhead may have been an indecisive structure with little or no impact, or it may have smashed through successfully.

Thank you mmzkr.

P-Q4 Krause 2...c5 (D02) 0-1 Side step issues on the diagonal
Flohr vs Grob, 1933 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Accepted (D20) 1-0 Pin the attacker!
G Kozlova vs E Guseva, 1967 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

QGA. Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Heavy pieces penetrate the ranks
Marshall vs Janowski, 1907 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

QGA. Central. Greco Var (D20) 1-0 Back rank pin, support mate
Von Der Lasa vs Hensel, 1836 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

QGA. Classical Def. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 Q is a poor defender
A Korobov vs A S Rasmussen, 2008 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Schlechter drew a World Championship Match with Lasker in 1910.
Schlechter vs Przepiorka, 1906 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

QGD. Harrwitz Attack. Fianchetto Def (D37) 1-0 Battery on h7
A Moiseenko vs B Savchenko, 2006 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

G73 in 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Ragozin vs E E Book, 1946 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Confirmed: Ch. 2 p. 34 The Art of Attack (even though both 0-0)
Smyslov vs T Florian, 1949 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 25 moves, 1-0

An unusual trap of a rook by a bishop-so queen can gobble it
Smyslov vs Tolush, 1961 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

NID Saemisch (E27) 1-0 Impressive Philidor's Legacy 3 vs 2 attk
Tal vs Zwaigzne, 1952 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

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

Stonewall Attack Nb4xBd3 (D00) 1-0 White Ns laugh last and best
Gunsberg vs L Van Vliet, 1900 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Q sac, B + R#
E J Diemer vs Burger / Bartsch, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn 2.Bf4 Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 0-1Trespasser rebuke
K Regan vs R P Michell, 1905 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Von Popiel G(D00) 0-1Q sac,Reti's Mate
Kunath vs N Grant, 1875 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Euwe Def (D00) 1-0 Kside crusher
G Grasser vs G Mendez, 2010 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

QP Game: Krause Var Copycat Def (D02) 1-0 Brutal Dbl B sacs
Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Zukertort / QGA (D02) 1-0 Watch those diagonal checks
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Zukertort Bg5 vs Bg4 (D02) 1-0 Back rank pins, R battery W
A Gogolis vs A B Gikas, 2005
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Steinitz CG (D00)0-1"The Namesake Game" is most worthy of that!
J Mason vs Steinitz, 1883 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 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

London System vs Tarrasch (D02) 0-1 Unruly play!
F Ghaledar vs J Arun, 2011 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Colle System / QGD (D04) 1-0 Deflection Q sac unblocks passer
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 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

c3 Double Stonewall (D05) 1-0 Bishops 2-for-1 finish.
Yusupov vs M Luch, 2005 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 Blind Swine threaten back ranker
Rubinstein vs J N Berger, 1907 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Zuke/Rubinstein c4, Bb2 Stonewall (D05) 1-0 h-file battery
Yusupov vs Sosonko, 1985 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Zuke-Rubinstein b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attck (D05) 0-1 SCBs ending
Yusupov vs Jobava, 2006 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 67 moves, 0-1

QGD Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Underpromotion deflects defender
N Szuveges vs M Ninchich, 1999 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

QGD Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 0-1 Which Rook? Kill shot
R Shetty vs Short, 2011 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

QGD Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 0-1 R sac for Q penetration
P Cramling vs Short, 2011 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line (D08) 0-1 Pawn grabs lose
I Borsi vs J Havasi, 1990 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit Fianchetto Be6 Line(D09) 0-1W misses Bs
B Calton vs R Finegold, 1990
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 23 moves, 0-1

QG Accepted (D20) 1-0 Pins and threats gain time
Rubinstein vs Tartakower, 1907 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1/2- Q sac is the only
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2007 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nice open file battery; the pin on the 8th "supports" the 7th
K Frey Beckman vs T Sammalvuo, 2001 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

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

QG Accepted: Saduleto Var (D20) 1-0 Dbl R sacs, K walk
W Schwartz vs Kieseritzky, 1842 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

QGA Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Awesome is overused nowadays
Korchnoi vs Mihajlo Stojanovic, 2007 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1-0

QGA. Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Spearhead on the long diagonal
Marshall vs L R Eisenberg, 1904 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

QGA Gunsberg Def (D21) 1-0 Battery pins the Black queen
H E Atkins vs Gunsberg, 1902 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

Game 77: My Best Games Of Chess 1924-1937 by A. Alekhine
Ahues vs Alekhine, 1936 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 0-1

QGA Mannheim Var (D23) 1-0 Violence upon the uncastled king
Taimanov vs Polugaevsky, 1960 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

QGA. Normal (D25) 1-0 Bxh6 Kside assault; K chase across
Taimanov vs V Mikenas, 1965 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Rubinstein (D27) 1-0 Hot h-file, Q sac
Aronian vs Morozevich, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 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

Semi-Slav Def Quiet Var (D30) 1-0Rob the pin & overworked pawn
Capablanca vs R Scott, 1919 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD Janowski Variation (D31) 0-1 Q&R sacrifices to promote w/+
V Kahn vs K Treybal, 1933 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

QGA Q's Knight Var (D31) 0-1 A witty trap - notes by Dr. Lasker
A Speijer vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 0-1

QGA Q's Knight Var (D31) 0-1 Connected passers won't suffice
A Speijer vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1909 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

QGA Q's Knight Var (D31) 0-1 Active vs inactive queen
Alapin vs S Von Freymann, 1912 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

Alexander Alekhine vs Dr. Max Euwe 26 - 20 (plus 38 draws)
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1921 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Copycat (D32) 0-1 A Classic
Anand vs Kramnik, 2013 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Arabian Mate Variant Awaits
J Sunye Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

Game 46 in Fischer: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala.
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

"He who fears an isolated Q's pawn should give up chess." -S.T.
Burn vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Prague Var. Main Line (D34) 1-0 Locked & Loaded
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1911 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Fianchetto Def (D37) 1-0 Notes by Keene
Keene vs O Jakobsen, 1981  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD Vienna. Quiet Var (D37) 0-1 Bully R says "Here take me!"
Pillsbury vs Steinitz, 1896 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 0-1

Tate the Tactician! What an excellent series of exchanges!
E Tate vs G G Sagalchik, 1995 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD. Three Knights (D37) 1-0 Sit and solve this on your throne!
N Katishonok vs H Gulbis, 1989 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 Minority Attack w/N pair vs B pair
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2015 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 White changes attack
Taimanov vs Kotov, 1953 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

G23: The Soviet Championships by M. Taimanov & Bernard Cafferty
Kotov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1939 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Black just riddles White's position and ends it with a fork
Denker vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Pinned to mating sq
Aronian vs Caruana, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 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

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1Gerrymandering for Pawns
O Yewdokimov vs Dreev, 1991
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Death by half-open g-file
Karpov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 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

31 Rf3xf7! destroys Black f7-pawn, leaving connected passers
Rubinstein vs C Lafora, 1930 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Wade (D47)1-0 Brilliancy or not - just 17
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Wade Var Larsen Var (D47) 0-1Reposition Q
M Ezat vs O Korneev, 2003 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 Coordinate, Penetrate
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch Var (D50) 0-1 Pins & Connected Passers
A Spiller vs J Acers, 1968 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 171 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Fine vs N Grossman, 1933 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 46 of Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by G. Burgess
Janowski vs O Chajes, 1916 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

WC 1927: QGD Cambridge Springs Variation (D52) · 0-1
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

QGD Modern Variation (D53) 1-0 Pawn makes big contribution
Marshall vs G Marco, 1900 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern Var (D53) 1-0 Underpromotion w/a pin
Marshall vs J Mason, 1902 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

QGD Tartakower Defense (D58) 1-0 Which battery wins?
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 48 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Botvinnik Var (D60) 1-0 IQP; Notes by AA
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 31: The Russians Play Chess by Irving Chernev
Dus Chotimirsky vs Kotov, 1938 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD. Orthodox Def. Henneberger Var (D63) 1-0 Peck checks
Hort vs Portisch, 1973 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Attack (D64) 1-0 h-file battery
V Vukovic vs A Vajda, 1925 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

“The pieces must breathe deeply and with a full chest!” --Tal
F Parr vs G Wheatcroft, 1938 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 0-1 Deflection! Back rank blunder.
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def. Brinckmann Attk (D82) 1-0 N sac, pile on pin, 2
J Kulbacki vs T Manion, 1989 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Indian Game: East Indian Def (E00) 0-1 Fishin' Pole Spearhead
Korchnoi vs E Chick, 1974 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed (E01) 0-1 h-file destruction w/pin
G Abrahams vs G A Thomas, 1946
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 42 moves, 0-1

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

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 0-1 A destroyer of ideas
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2010 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

2,811 games Tal Won 903 (32%), Lost 581 (21%), Draw 1,326 (47%)
Tal vs A Sokolov, 1988 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 41 moves, 1-0

Horowitz said "One bad move ruins forty good ones."
G Garcia vs Ivkov, 1965 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 24 in How to Crush Your Chess Opponents by Simon Williams
Kiril D Georgiev vs Nisipeanu, 2006 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Bronstein annotates in Latvian chss magazine Sahs, issue 1970/7
Y Gusev vs Antoshin, 1952 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0 Notes by G.K.
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def. Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 0-1 Spearhead controls
J Berkvens vs I Rogers, 2002 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Exchange Var (E11) 1-0 Q double attack!
Koltanowski vs NN, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 15 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

QID Kasparov Var. resembles Curry (E12) 1-0 Spearhead on h-file
Bisguier vs Larry Evans, 1951 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov-Petrosian. Classical (E12) 1-0 Spearhead
Piket vs Reshevsky, 1987 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov-Petrosian. Andersson Var (E12) 1-0 Battery
Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

G73: "Capablanca's Hundred Best Games of Chess" by H. Golombek
A Ribera Arnal vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 37 in Starting Out: The Queen's Indian by John Emms
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 2003 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

QID Spassky System/b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attk (E14) 1-0 Fine sacs!
Zsuzsa Polgar vs K Dimitrov, 1984 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

QID Spassky System/b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attk (E14) 1-0 Skewer+
Zsuzsa Polgar vs S Agdestein, 1996 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Kside attack
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

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, Intermezzo (E15) 1-0Sac, sac, Kside attk
Aronian vs Navara, 2017 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 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

QID: Opocensky Var (E17) 1-0 Famous N Shot!
Aronian vs Navara, 2006 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Kmoch (E20) 1-0 21.Qh4
Khenkin vs T Jugelt, 2011
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 123 in The School of Chess by A. Kotov & Mikhail Yudovich
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 47 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Saemisch. Keres Var (E25) 0-1 Q predicament
O Kobo vs Ju Wenjun, 2017 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 22 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Saemisch. O'Kelly Var (E26) 1-0 Amazing game
Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch (E28) 1-0 Rxg7 Decoy
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch (E29) 1-0 Q&R battery on h-file
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1950 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Leningrad Var (E30) 0-1 Queen's Knight Tour
Alie H/Hasan vs Alekhine, 1933 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 39 moves, 0-1

NID, Leningrad, Averbakh G (E30) 0-1 Exhange sac, B pair rules
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 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

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1 N sac opens file, pin
R Renter vs Keres, 1942 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 41 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Keres Def (E32) 1-0 2-for-1
Kasparov vs Hjartarson, 1988 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical (E32) 0-1 Vicious crossfire & Q sac
C Parker vs I Myall, 1999 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 19 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Classical (E32) 1/2-Q sac for Arabian perpetual
Akobian vs The World, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Zurich Var (E33) 0-1 Rob the pin
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

NID Classical. Noa Var (E34) 0-1 Exchange sac removes the guard
L Blumenoff vs Keres, 1934
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

NID. Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1-0 How to neutralize a Spearhead
M Nikolov vs T Anton, 2009 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 18 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Noa Var (E35) 0-1Rob the pin
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

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Reshevsky vs Fine, 1941 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vera Menchik (1906-1944); Women's World Champion (1927-1944)
Menchik vs Colle, 1929 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 39 moves, 1-0

NID. Huebner Var. Main Line (E41) 0-1 Closed motion
Tarjan vs Dzindzichashvili, 1978 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Huebner. Rubinstein Var (E42) 0-1 Spearhead
Chandler vs Ulf Andersson, 1980 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 29 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner (E41) 1-0 Q raid, K walk
V Milov vs Chiburdanidze, 2002
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: St. Petersburg (E43) 1-0 Open g-file
S Matveeva vs M Litinskaya-Shul, 1993
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 0-1 The horse is hers!
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 0-1 Spearhead
Lautier vs Leitao, 2000 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 44 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Normal. Bishop Attack (E47) 1-0 Dbl Crossfire
Zhao Zong-Yuan vs M Pacheco, 2006 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 42 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Bishop Attack Classical Def (E48) 1-0 Spearhead
Kasparov vs TV viewers, 1991 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 27 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

Profession: Chessplayer - GM at Work, Russell Enterprises, 2012
V Tukmakov vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Bernstein Def (E58) 1-0 Triple on the open g-file
I Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1999 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 28 moves, 1-0

BFTC: Box 75, page 97, 30...? to win (modified)
M Surgies vs Fischer, 1957 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

KID. Smyslov Var (E61) 1-0 Watch the bishops bake the cake
Akobian vs A Khruschiov, 2000 
(E61) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: West Indian Def (E61) 1-0 youtube lecture
Akobian vs I Foygel, 2003 
(E61) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

KID. Smyslov Var (E61) 1-0 Defensive exchange sac prevents mate
Akobian vs S Mihajlov, 2017 
(E61) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Keres and Kotov, The Art of the Middle Game.
Kotov vs Bronstein, 1944 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

Strong British GM being "Konerued"!!
Koneru vs Hebden, 2002 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Normal Var (E70) 0-1 Long range attack
O Moiseev vs Simagin, 1951 
(E70) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

A strong argument for the (good old) Deferred Fianchetto vs KID
Botvinnik vs K Kholodkevich, 1927 
(E72) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

KID Six Pawns Attack (E76) 1-0 Exposed K gets whacked
S Mariotti vs Gligoric, 1969 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

KID 4Ps Attack. Florentine Gambit (E77)  1-0 Masterly sac attk!
T Catalan vs N Saeed, 1983 
(E77) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch. Steiner Attack (E80) 1-0 Cramp, N sac, Spearhead
Gulko vs W E Poutrus, 1966 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Saemisch (E80) 1-0 Double Check
Spassky vs Larry Evans, 1962 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch. Bobotsov-Korchnoi-Petrosian Var (E81) 0-1 Silver
Dreev vs Radjabov, 2005 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 39 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch. Panno (E84) 1-0 A Knight on the 6th, Q in close
L Christiansen vs Nunn, 1988 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Def. Saemisch Var (E86) 1-0 Smothered Mate in 1
Murey vs E Mortensen, 1982 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 1-0

KID. Orthodox (E91) 1-0 e6 splitter. Q sac for promotion.
N Birnboim vs Dzindzichashvili, 1977 
(E91) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Kramnik's 2008 Game Of The Year - a tactical tour de force
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2008 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 33 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Glek Def (E94) 1-0 Don't lead w/the Queen
D Berczes vs W Wittmann, 2005
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 29 moves, 1-0

KID. Orthodox. Donner Def (E94) 0-1 Eliminate the Interposing R
F Handke vs S Atalik, 2000 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 28 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Def. Orthodox. Bayonet Attack (E97) 1-0Model game
Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2012 
(E97) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

KID. Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 0-1 White Q is AWOL
Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1993 
(E97) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 30 in 'My 60 Memorable Games' by Robert James Fischer.
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1961 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox. Classical (E98) 0-1"Kaplooey!" W can't hold booty
Miles vs Sax, 1980 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 40 moves, 0-1

P1 Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 Pawn Lever, Spearhead
Pillsbury vs E Delmar, 1893 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

P3 Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 Rank & File Spearheads
Pillsbury vs J M Hanham, 1893 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

P4 Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 Robbing the pin to get in and win
Pillsbury vs Taubenhaus, 1893 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack w/6.c4 (D00) 1-0 Black's Q is trapped
Lipke vs A Zinkl, 1894 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 2 Pawn levers are twice as good
F J Lee vs J Mason, 1899 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

QP Game: Colle-Zukertort vs Stonewall D (D00) 1-0 Blind tactics
Capablanca vs J Baca Arus, 1912 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Double Stonewalls (D00) 1-0 Fabulous White Bs Seize Initiative
S Letic vs M Van Herck, 1973 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack vs NY System (D00) 0-1Up the exchange w/passer
Allies vs Chigorin, 1894 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack (D00) 0-1 Q trap; Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
E Delmar vs Chigorin, 1889  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 Q sac for a K walk
G Welling vs R Witt, 1984 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack 7.Nh3 (D00) 1-0 Black castles long, but...
J F Barry vs T F Lawrence, 1897
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer G. Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Remove the Guard
E J Diemer vs Portz, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Vienna (D00) 1-0 2 sacs to invade
Keene vs J N Sugden, 1963 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Great + +
E J Diemer vs Schuppler, 1937 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit vs English Def (D00) 1-0Remove the Guard
A Mongiello vs C Skehan, 2006
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 34 in Modern Ideas in Chess by Richard Reti
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1921 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Colle 5c3 System (D05) 0-1 Infiltrate weak light squares
E Raclauskiene vs C Roodzant, 1939 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Sarratt Attack (D00) 1-0 Both go after the c2/c7 squares
J H Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack /Semi-Stonewalls (D00) 1-0 W dominates Kside act
A Stefanova vs T Vasilevich, 2004 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

London $ystem vs KID (A48) 1-0 Pin backward P on half-open file
Le Thao Nguyen Pham vs I Zenyuk, 2008 
(A48) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

London System vs Tarrasch Def (D02) 0-1 White Q blunders
A Magrin vs E Paoli, 1980 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 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

Krause 2.c5 vs Colle c3 (D02) 0-1 The proper capture matters
C Jaffe vs Marshall, 1909 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 0-1

London System Be2 vs Qb6 (D02) 1-0 Flanks, then W surges in C
M Amanov vs B Kharchenko, 2008 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 Nxf7 sac allows Qh7+
I Abonyi vs J Engler, 1908 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attk/Delayed QGA (D02) 1-0 Heavy piece batteries
Ulf Andersson vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 70 moves, 1-0

*Torre Attack 3...Ne4 Gossip Var (D03) 1-0 B back rank tactics
Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2001 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 46 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack. Gruenfeld ML (D03) 1-0 W controls cntr, 7th rank
Timman vs Kouatly, 1992
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 30 moves, 1-0

Colle System vs Reveresed Torre w/e5 (D04) 1-0 Gueridon Mate
S Knight vs V Georgiev, 2008 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Colle 5c3 Koltanowski Systm (D04) 0-1Spearhead on long diagonal
M Bain vs H Burdge, 1939 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Zukertort/Rubinstein Opening (D05) 0-1 Stunning interference
M Shereshevsky vs Kupreichik, 1976 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Colle System / QGD 5.c4 7.Nc3 (D05) 1-0 Efficient diagonal play
E Tennenwurzel vs R T Black, 1911 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

How not to play Colle 5.c3 vs Tilt (D05) missed 17.Bxf6 Qxh2+?
Colle vs Bogoljubov, 1926 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

36.Rc6!! is a devastating Nowotny interference
Navara vs A Dergatschova-Daus, 2007 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 1-0 Get the Q in close
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

QGD Baltic Def. Pseudo-Slav (D11) 1-0 White takes center, Kside
Lasker vs J Mieses, 1890 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Exchange. Schallopp Var (D12) 1-0Trouble on light sqs
Alekhine vs R L Bornholz, 1929 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 16 moves, 1-0

Slav, Chameleon Advance System (D15) 1-0 A smashing finish
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense (D15) 0-1 Black declines Q sacrifice, brings up Rs
S Volkov vs Rublevsky, 1993
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 34 in The Russians Play Chess by Irving Chernev
P Lebedev vs Gonak, 1938 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech. Wiesbaden Var. Sharp line (D17) 1-0 EG debate
Bacrot vs Anand, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D19)  1-0 Spearheads
L Christiansen vs M N Sher, 1994
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 37 moves, 1-0

QGA Central. Greco Var (D20) 1-0 Deep Sixed by blunder
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

QGA (D25) 1-0 Black can't hold onto the pawn this way
Papacek vs P Jerabek, 1989 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

French, Diemer-Duhm Gambit (D30) 1-0 Back rank weakness
C Nakamura vs A Caoili, 1998 
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30) 0-1 Two batteries, rank and file
Loyd vs F Perrin, 1856 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

Yasser Seirawan's Winning Chess Tactics p. 153
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 1-0 Rob the pin
Tal vs Sveshnikov, 1988 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Vienna Var (D39) 1/2-1/2, 30 moves
Anand vs Kramnik, 2014 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 B sac offers become melee!
Ljubojevic vs A Giri, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik (D44) 0-1 Bravo! 12 yr old simul win!
Kholmov vs Tal, 1949 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Semi-Slav Defense: Accepted (D44) 1-0 N on the 6th gut punch
N Templier vs S Galicek, 2001 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Thanks to both l'Ami and Stellwagen for showing why Chess ROCKS
L'Ami vs Stellwagen, 2007 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 2 Chess Informant Golden Games
Portisch vs S Johannessen, 1966 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Def (D51) 1-0 Pins win
Alekhine vs J Vilardebo Picurena, 1935 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 234 in Kramnik - My Life and Games
Kramnik vs L Bruzon Batista, 2006 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 Instructive notes by Mason
Pillsbury vs Burn, 1895  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Karpov's "White Key Symphony" ties match 2-2.
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

QGD Lasker Defense (D56) 1-0 A long king walk
Ivanchuk vs Onischuk, 2005 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

KID. Smyslov Var (E61) 1-0 Positional crush w/battery, passer
Akobian vs A Matikozian, 2003
(E61) King's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Var (D70) 1-0 K walk on hot coals
B Kantsler vs A Greenfeld, 2005 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

partij 31: hans bouwmeesters 100 briljante partijen
Fine vs Shainswit, 1944 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

It was a tie-breaker in a rapid tournament
L Bruzon Batista vs Anand, 2006 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

QGA. Central. Greco Var Bb7 (D20) 0-1 Dbl Attk? Threaten mate!
M Kierzek vs Keene, 1978 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

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