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Fredthebear's Knight Checkmates & Traps I
Compiled by fredthebear

Fredthebear's other collection of specified checkmates is overcrowded, yet still evolving. To make more room there, those checkmates (or forced resignations) by a knight will be moved into here. This will included:

- Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Countergambit miniatures. - Budapest Defense: You get the idea!
- A few random Nxe5 games 15
- A few random Nxe6 games 16
- A few random Nxf7 games 17
- A few random Nxh7 games 18
- Knight Corner Mates 22
- Underpromotion to knight checkmates & King's Gambit miniatures 30 - Royal family fork checkmate 40-41
- Various Petrov's Defense Traps and Zaps. DISCLAIMER: Many ARE NOT knight checkmates, but knight play is vital to the Russian Game. 42 - Smothered Mates (The queen or rook might pin a frozen defender) - Philidor's Legacy (Q sacrifice arranges a smothered mate) by ECO - Double Discovered Checkmates by two units 610
- Rolling Knight Pair/Scissors Checkmates 635
- Arabian & Hook Checkmates (N supports a heavy piece at edge) 700 - Legall's Mate 760
- Bishop and Knight Checkmates 780
- Endgame Checkmates, Stalemates, and Underpromotions. 800 - Knight Windmills and Perpetual Checks 850
- Re-categorize these 900 games up or down
- Blackburn's Mate 977
- Scholar's Mate Variations 985
- Anastasia's Mate 990
- Greco Mate Variations 995
- Re-categorize these 1000 games up or down
- Various Checkmates and resignations forced by a kNight move. - Groovy kNight contributions to king hunts.
- Opening Traps: N gains Q is not a checkmate, but devastating.

Finding various checkmate patterns is one of Fredthebear's favorite collections. Thanks to so many members that have contributed. Thank you to those cooperative losing players who allowed the checkmate to be played out for the aesthetic beauty of it instead of resigning.

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit WARNING (D08) 0-1 Bxf2+ Deflection
NN vs R Vassilev, 2009 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Royal family fork in 7!
NN vs H Hage, 1989 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Smothered Mate
D Miller vs Peterson, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08) 0-1 Smothered #
Dudkin vs N Sorokin, 1967 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line (D08) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Kozar vs Kutznetsov, 1969 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line (D08) 0-1 Smothered Mate
P Hanssen vs K Michelsen, 1965 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line(D08) 0-1 "Smothered Check"
J Rascher vs W Seemann, 1988 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

Royal fork makes use of pawn pin that can no longer defend
K B Finn vs W C Palmer, 1903 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit 3.e3 (D08) 0-1 Smothered Mate
M Bayon vs J M Calleja Quintana, 1990 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 13 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Respond to Reckless Bishops
B Salvermoser vs Werner, 1982
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 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 Countergambit Split (D08) 0-1 Offside N vacates qside
A N Other vs F Wenman, 1938 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 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 CG (D08) 0-1 Here's why it's called the Lasker Trap!
Blumenfeld / Boyarkow / Falk vs Lasker, 1899 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

Albin Countergambit. Fianchetto Bg4 Line (D09) 0-1 Leakin oil
S Yuferov vs Kupreichik, 1972 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 24 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Very, VERY unique mate!!
Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation (A52) 0-1 Smothered #
L Taro vs B Neale, 1949 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler Var (A52) 0-1 Smothered Mate w/pin
Henricksen vs Bjarne Pedersen, 1937 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler Var (A52) 0-1 Smothered Mate w/pin
Olszewski vs Kasaja, 1989 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler Var (A52) 0-1 Smothered Mate w/pin
B Imeeva vs A Jovanovic, 2001 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 Smothered Mate w/pin
B Farzamfar vs R Gralla, 2006 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Budapest, Rubinstein Var (A52) 0-1 Resembles Ryder&Staunton G
Toldsepp vs Keres, 1934 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Budapest G Accepted (A52) 0-1 Discovery Bg3+ is coming!
V Kovalenko vs Beimanov, 1990 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 h3 is a common blunder
Fomin vs Fedossov, 1988 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def. Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 The power of the pin
Hoeregott vs W Schlage, 1929 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Budapest G Declined? (A51) 0-1 Unpin "Chess Made Simple/EZ"
F B Arnold vs M L Hanauer, 1936 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 5 moves, 0-1

Budapest G., Fajarowicz Var (A51) 0-1Deflect defender, Discover
M Warren vs Jan Selman, 1932 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def, Fajarowicz Var, (A51) 0-1 10 mover Queenmate
Najmes vs J Balogh, 1943 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz - Steiner Var (A51) 0-1 Smothered#
K Lagha vs E Contedini, 1960 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

4...Bxf2+!! is an opening trap in the Budapest Gambit
Biegler vs Peperle, 1952 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Variation (A51) 0-1Decoy & Deflect
Soderstrom vs Ake Olsson, 1981 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Cozio Def Nge7 (C60) 1-0 Nxe5 sac, Spearhead
Benko vs Sawyer, 1964 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Owen's Defense (B00) 1-0 8.Nxe6 creates light square issues
F Tahirov vs S Pukkinen, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

KIA vs FR (A08) 1-0 Outnumbered 2 attackers, 1 defender = N sac
Bronstein vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 15 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Var (B02) 1-0 Q Hunt
S Makarichev vs Alburt, 1978 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Double N sac theory!?
M Oleksienko vs Y Kuzubov, 2005 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Zukertort, Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 IM Gary Lane's line notes
Keres vs Faltweber, 1932 
(A06) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nimzowitsch. Advance (B29) 1-0 Pawn snatching, Nxf7
Keres vs W Winter, 1935 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 212: 'The Golden Treasury of Chess' by Wellmuth & Horowitz
Reti vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1922 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Morphy's Fried Liver less one R robs the pinned B to mate w/a B
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 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

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 The Ng5 Sac Attack
Alekhine vs V Rozanov, 1908 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Mikenas Defense (A40) 1-0 After 18...Bb6 19.c4 traps the N
Karpov vs L Berlandier, 1998 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Scandi Icelandic-Palme Gambit 3.c4 e6 (B01) 0-1 Fear the beard
J Rudd vs M Simons, 2000 
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Worse than a discovery...Unpin
H Van Oostrum vs Bokern, 1967 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

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

K's Gambit: Declined. Q's Knight Def (C30) 1-0 Spearhead w/N#
Lasker vs C R McBride, 1902 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 1-0

KG Panteldakis CG. Greco Var (C30) 0-1 Unusual start and finish
NN vs Greco, 1625 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 0-1

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

KGD Falkbeer CG. Staunton Line (C31) 1-0 Discover++
Salomon vs Gregor, 1902 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer Cntrgambit. Staunton (C31) 0-1 Philidor's Legacy
Schaaf vs Hartlaub, 1907 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 1-0 Sneaky tactics
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1892 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG (C32) 1-0 Black castles into Anastasia's Mate??
Roth vs Rajna, 1975 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 17 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

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 Blackburne's Mate
W Rudolf vs NN, 1912 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Lopez Var (000) 1-0 Knights love a crowd
Morphy vs NN, 1856 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA Schallop Def (C34) 1-0 Blistering Bxf7+ sac & double check!
B Wall vs L Martinez, 1972 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA Schallop Def (C34) 1-0 Pseudo-Arab # next p. 67 Vuckovic
Gunsberg vs J Mieses, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 50 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Defense (C35) 0-1 TWO Ns on the 3rd rank!!
G S Spreckley vs Mongredien, 1846 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 15 moves, 0-1

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

KGA Muzio, Wild Muzio G. (C37) 0-1 There's a rat in the kitchen
NN vs J H Sarratt, 1810 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Accepted. Traditional (C38) 0-1 Philidor's Legacy
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1849 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Blackburne Attack (C31) 0-1!
NN vs Lasker, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

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

KGA Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0 Arabian Mate w/B help
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit Accepted. Schallop Def (C34)0-1Royal fork or#
Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham Defense 3...Be7 Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0
H Buckle vs NN, 1849
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 22 moves, 1-0

KGA Modern Defense (C36) 1-0 Discovered Double Check is Mate!
A Meek vs Adbor, 1855 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Def (C39) 0-1 Q&N work well
NN vs Dubois, 1859 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

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

A royal family fork checkmate, rare and precious indeed!!!
NN vs Zukertort, 1872 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Var (B17) 1-0 Royal family fork MATE!
A Vooremaa vs Lvik, 1962 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 The Original Legall's Mate
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Jerome Gambit (C51) 0-1 N+ royal fork coming next
E Sidran vs Ron Thompson, 1992 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 1-0 Royal family fork
B Wall vs K Saint Amant, 1991 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Russian (Petroff) Trap [3] Discovered Check will net Black's Q
NN vs E Fossan, 1991 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

Russian Change-up: Stafford Gambit (C42) 0-1 B takes next move
Lowens vs Stafford, 1950 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Damiano. Kholmov G. (C42) 1-0 Lethal Bishop Pair
A Steinkuehler vs Horwitz, 1861 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Damiano Variation (C42) 1-0 Book Trap Blindfolded
Koltanowski vs Diller, 1960 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

Black cannot mirror White in the Russian Game
O Bernstein vs NN, 1931 
(000) Chess variants, 14 moves, 1-0

Russian Game (C42) 1-0 Omaha CC named after Jack Spence
Koltanowski vs J Spence, 1960 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Don't trust someone else's might lose in six moves
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Russian Game French Attack (C42) 1-0 Don't assume he'll play d4
Tarrasch vs Alapin, 1889 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C42) 1-0 5...e4?
H Van Oostrum vs Rohner, 1981 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 1-0 Discovered Attack
Fischer vs R Chalker, 1964 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 11 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Mason-Showalter (C42)0-1 g-file
J Cvitanic vs Pavasovic, 1993 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Mason-Showalter (C42) 1-0 Q sac
Psakhis vs Martinovsky, 1989 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Transposes to Russian Game (C42) 0-1 Beware same side B&N on f2
J Lastovicka vs F Vykydal, 1971 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 0-1Discovered Dbl + wins Q
Frank vs E Schiller, 1970 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 7 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 0-1 Q pawn grab gets trapped
Jobava vs Grischuk, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Center (C43) 1-0 Blindfold Lolli's #
Anand vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var (C43) 1/2-1/2 Psycho Ns
I Zaitsev vs Karpov, 1966 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Italian (C50) 0-1 Typical attack, FIRST SMOTHERED MATE
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Famous Trap Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit(C50) 0-1 mini
Muhlock vs B Kostic, 1911 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Rousseau G / Latvian G (C50) 1-0Unique semi-smoth
H G Gunderam vs A Grava, 1970 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian Game (C50) 1-0 Pin, Discovered Double Check, Ng6#
J Watkinson vs NN, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 1-0

Italian Game (C50)1-0 Philidor's Legacy is a Q sac, smothered #
Koltanowski vs M Hofferbert, 1947 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 16 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Spearhead into smothered mate
B Hoffmann vs E Heilmann, 1904 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Cordel Gambit (C64) 1-0 Robbing the pin smothers the Q
Vasiukov vs S Giterman, 1960 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 8 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 mini: Mortimer Trap
R C Griffith vs NN, 1888 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl+
A Ambanelli vs R Frith, 1981 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 11 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 0-1 Semi-Smothered Mate
J Mullon vs H Daurelle, 2011 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Swiss Variation (C11) 1-0 Morphy-like K hunt
Blackburne vs Thomson, 1885  
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

1.e4 e5 Alapin Opening(C20) 0-1 Smothered# 7.Ng3 might hold it.
NN vs E Canal, 1935 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Bishop's Opening...Denker Gambit (C23) 1-0Not Philidor's Legacy
Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Lopez Var (C23) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy w/B aid
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Dueling deflection sacrifice into Semi-Smothered Mate
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1841 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Stanley Var. Reversed Spanish (C26) 1-0Kick it in!
H Hallmann vs W Schneider, 1931 
(C26) Vienna, 13 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Fraser-Minckwitz Def (C25) 1-0!
Chigorin vs A Solovtsov, 1884 
(C25) Vienna, 46 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 SuperNezh shows his stuff
Samsonov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1929 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Mason CG (C40) 1-0A rare NN miniature win in 6!
NN vs Cornelissen, 1974 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit, Pseudo 4 Knights (C40) 1-0 Smothered Mate Mini
Kranzle vs Krause, 1939 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense vs Italian c3, d3(C41) 1-0 Smothered Q is next
F De la Paz vs A H Wohl, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

1e4 e5 Dresden Opening(C44) 0-1Reinfeld Semi-smothered # puzzle
C H Capon vs J O H Taylor, 1873 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (000) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy by PM
Morphy vs T J Bryan, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. ML (C51) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy next
Napoleao dos Santos vs J Caldas Vianna, 1880 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo c3, d3 (C53) 0-1 Philidor's Legacy w/B assist
J M Hanham vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 32 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0Philidor's Legacy!
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Nxf7 sac leads to Philidor's Legacy
Burn vs Owen, 1898 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. Marshall Var (B01) 1-0 Smothered Queenmate!
G Malbran vs D Lanza-Fernandez, 2004 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

Center Counter (B01) 0-1 Smothered Mate
M Larios Crespo vs D Salvador Lopez, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Modern. Bc4 Keres Var (B04) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
Grischuk vs Ponomariov, 2000 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern. ML (B05) 1-0 N&Q discoveries are deadly
Nigmadzianov vs L I Kaplun, 1977 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 21 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Two Knights (B06) 1-0Smashing finish to smothered#
J Kristiansen vs B Jacobsen, 1976 
(B06) Robatsch, 18 moves, 1-0

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07)1-0 Philidor's Legacy in 3 moves
Kasparov vs Wahls, 1992 
(B07) Pirc, 37 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 1-0 Smothered mate in 5 moves
R Rapport vs T Rogers, 2014 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 5 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Smothered mate in 6
Keres vs E Arlamowski, 1950 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 6 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Look familiar?
F La Rota vs J Sarwer, 1988 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 7 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Unusual Philidor's Legacy
Sveshnikov vs Igor Ivanov, 1976 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Quick smothered mate. I call this "robbing the pin."
C R Gurnhill vs W H Banks, 1962 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 6 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov Var (B17) 1-0 Smothered mate
A Dzurny vs S Saul, 1989 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation (B17) 1-0 Smothered Mate
R Smith vs C Tichenor, 1982 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

Both sides can mate-but it's Black's turn.
Y Visser vs Speelman, 2006 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

C-K Classical Miniature (B18) 1-0 A modern smothered mate
F Carame vs M Matto, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Staunton-Cochrane Var (B20) 0-1 c & e pawns are moved
Molinari vs Bordais, 1979 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Sicilian (B20) Alternative defense to BDG gets smothered
Deming vs Cornell, 1980 
(B20) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, McDonnell Attack (B21) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy Nf7#
V Disawal vs M Anshuman, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 (B22) 1-0quick smothered mate robs the pin
I A Horowitz vs Plankart, 1958 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 10 moves, 1-0

Sic Closed Chameleon Miniature (B23) 0-1Hole/Smothered Mate
Marjanovic vs I Zhivanov, 1946 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 6 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B23) 1-0 26.Nh7# Smothered Mate
A Bodnaruk vs V Gunina, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Chameleon Var (B23) 1-0 Smothered Mate
Anand vs NN, 1993 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 7 moves, 1-0

Black must watch those Sicilian White knights on the d-file!
H Andruschak vs L Strull, 1986 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nimzowitsch. ML (B29) 1-0 Spearhead->Philidor's Legacy
T Peine vs V Budde, 1970 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nimzowitsch ML (B29) 1-0 Spearhead ->Philidor's Legacy
Unzicker vs O Sarapu, 1970 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian Nge7 is trouble (B30) 1-0 Smothered Mate
Levitina vs Goltsova, 1978 
(B30) Sicilian, 7 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Smothered Mate in 6 moves
Granter vs Haily, 1984 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Embarrassing smothered mate
J McGrouther vs Robert McCann, 1893 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. French Variation Nge7 (B40) 1-0 Smothered Mate
Margave vs NN, 1976 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Black moves his queen four times and gets smothered
D Smith vs E Heiny, 1974 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Smothered Mate w/Q sac and both good as it gets!
A Saalbach vs H Pollmaecher, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Modern Var (B50) 0-1 Philidor's Legacy
S Duron Godoy vs V Garcia Castro, 2004 
(B50) Sicilian, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B50) 0-1 Philidor's Legacy
NN vs T McCracken, 2007 
(B50) Sicilian, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
V Vasilescu vs N Stanec, 2012 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 36 moves, 1-0

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

Van't Kruijs Opening/English (A00) 1-0 Smothered #
B Corneliussen vs Martin Jensen, 1991 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 1-0 Discover+ Philidor's Legacy
D D van Geet vs W Litmanowicz, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Grob Gambit. Declined 3.g5 (A00) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
C Bloodgood vs B Evans, 1961 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Keene Defense (A00) 1-0, 27 moves; smothered #
S Sloan vs G Sanchez, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: English Var (A01) 0-1 Semi-Smothered Mate
Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

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

Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 Smothered Mate
Schroder vs J H Blake, 1912 
(A06) Reti Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Double Fianchetto Reti (A12) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy in 1 w/a pin
Benko vs I A Horowitz, 1968 
(A12) English with b3, 20 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls (A18) 0-1 in 6!
T Mantia vs T Trogdon, 1979 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 6 moves, 0-1

K's English. 2Knts, Reversed Dragon (A22) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
O Bernstein vs Metger, 1907 
(A22) English, 22 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights, Fianchetto Lines (A29) 0-1Smothered#
Iskov vs M Bartrina, 1974 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 8 moves, 0-1

English Miniature; Smothered Mate in 5
De Fraenkell vs NN, 1934 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 5 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit Complex: Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1Smothered Mate
S van de Venter vs A Kromhout, 2011 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

A40 Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5?! 5...Nd3# smothered mate coming
Bohmann vs Ulfheden, 1938 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1 Smothered Mate robs the pin
W Verdonk vs Nobbe, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit (A40) 1-0 Short Brawl, Smothered Mate
Joseph Revnell vs J Crysler, 1994 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. Q Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 0-1Be careful where you aim
Simon J vs J Bar-Nir, 1963 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

French/Owen's Defense (A40) 1-0 15 moves, smothered mate
H Namyslo vs R Lau, 1996 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Miniature: Smothered Q + Checkmate Threat =Resign!
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Lazard Gambit (A45) 0-1 Some never learn
Singers vs T Krabbe, 1958 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

Mexican Defense (A50) 0-1 Smothered attack nets Q for N & B
Venert vs V Mechkarov, 1970 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 1-0 Q sac, Double Check-mate!
H Helms vs O Tenner, 1942 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

(A93) Dutch Stonewall, Botvinnik Var, 30 moves, 1-0 Smothered #
Timman vs Short, 1990 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Odd Ne2, f3-f4 Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 Semi-Smothered Mate
Capablanca vs M Coll, 1920 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Queen Pawn Game Copycat (D04) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Ed. Lasker vs I A Horowitz, 1946 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

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

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 R&Q sac; Philidor's Legacy
K Bischoff vs K Mueller, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. 3Knights. Burille Var (D94) 1-0Philidor's Legacy
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1855 
(D94) Grunfeld, 21 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

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 Huebner. Rubinstein Var (E42) 0-1 Smothered #
Reshevsky vs R Margolit, 1968 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 9 moves, 0-1

Insufficient Defense Against Smothered Mate Threat
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 25 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

1.f3?! C-K (A00) 1-0 neat trapped piece combo into # pattern
Fine vs J Rappaport, 1931 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack vs. Pseudo-Stonewall Def (A45) 1-0Discovered#
Janowski vs W Michel, 1926 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

"Wrong cannot right the wrongs that wrong hath done"
A Miller vs Chernev, 1928 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knights Defense (C55) 1-0 Dbl Check #
Koltanowski vs K B Richardson, 1960 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Stanley Var. Bronstein G. (C28) 0-1Discover Dbl+
J J Hastings vs A P Law, 1994 
(C28) Vienna Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Uncommon (unsound) Q pawn opening; Double checkmate miniature
Lietsch vs Van Minden, 1957 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

BDG Lemberger CG. Simple Variation (D00) 1-0 Discovered # in 8!
E J Diemer vs NN, 1979 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Alapin Var (C14) 1-0 Q sac sets up 2 N mate
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) / Reversed Alekhine's Def(A00) 1-0 4 kNights
D D van Geet vs Versnel, 1950 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Found in Chernev's "Combinations - The Heart of Chess"
Capablanca vs A Ribera Arnal, 1935 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer Var (B60) 2 Knights paratroop invasion
W A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit Pierce Def (C52) 0-1 Exchange sac, Dbl N checkmate
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Queen sac for knight scissors mate
Loyd vs S Rosenthal, 1867 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 1-0

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

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

Evans Gambit. Goering Attack (C51) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Blackburne vs Mr. L, 1886  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

A beautiful game illustrating the importance of the initiative.
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1889 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Q sac, 2 Ns roll up
Prince Dadian vs Boulitchoff, 1882 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attack. Polerio-Svedenborg Var (C40) 0-1!
Cabrol vs D Gedult, 1974 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56)Nice finish!
Prince Dadian vs M Bitcham, 1892 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Philidor: Lopez CG (C41) 1-0 Spurious but gorgeous miniature
J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Colle Zuke / Stonewall-ish (D05) 1-0 Surprising checkmate
Yusupov vs L Adasiak, 2005 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

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

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

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 1-0 Arabian Mate plus 1 move
Lucena vs Quintana, 1515 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Variation (A01) 0-1Arabian Mate w/Q
L Josteinsson vs Petursson, 1984 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Batavo-Polish Attack (A02) 1-0 White kNight raid
Larsen vs M Raizman, 1958 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

KIA / Hungarian / Closed Sicilian (A07) 1-0 Bold Arabian Mate
Robson vs A Udeshi, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Traditional KIA (A07) 1-0 Q Sac leads to Arabian Mate
A Stukopin vs B Hasenohr, 2008 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Bg7 (A07) 1-0 Furious Kside attack, Arabian Mate w/Q
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. QID(A15) 1-0 Blind Swine to Arabian#
Ivanchuk vs Aronian, 2006 
(A15) English, 45 moves, 1-0

An X-Ray tactic protects the Black kNight to arrange Hook Mate
Svidler vs Gelfand, 2009 
(A28) English, 56 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Janowski Var (A53) 0-1 Ng2 & Ng7?!
S Strating vs V Georgiev, 2000 
(A53) Old Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Duras Gambit (B00) 1-0 Blind Swine into Arabian Mate
O Sarapu vs Z Frankel, 1952 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Exchange (B03) 1-0 Q sac arranges Arabian Mate
G Shahade vs L Times, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Lion Def. Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave (B07) 1-0 R sac, Arabian#
Z Andriasian vs B Burg, 2013 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

Lion's Jaw(B07) 1-0 Arabian Mate threat forces Black Q give up
Speelman vs Azmaiparashvili, 1994 
(B07) Pirc, 42 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 1-0 Arabian #
R Simic vs A Planinc, 1979 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Euwe Attack (B10) 1-0 Pseudo-Arabian Mate
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Advance Var (B12) 1-0 N on 6th, Arabian #
Nimzowitsch vs A Giese, 1913 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

C-K Classical Main lines (B18) 1-0 Arabian Mate in 2 moves
Kotronias vs F Vallejo Pons, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit (B20) 1-0 White prepares Arabian Mate
Koltanowski vs R Wyllie, 1947 
(B20) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian unClosed. Chameleon Var (B23) 0-1 Space is weak behind
Soltis vs Igor Ivanov, 1992
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 45 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 1-0 Arabian>Corridor
A Ramirez Alvarez vs Shabalov, 2003 
(B33) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian-French Westerinen Attack (B40) 0-1 Arabian Mate
Pavasovic vs T Fogarasi, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var(B43) 1-0 Q sac, Arabian/Hook mate next
Fischer vs J L Garcia Bachiller, 1970 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Sosonko (B77) 1-0 R sac wins
D Barua vs H Spangenberg, 1996 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Def. Advance (C02) 0-1 Arabian Queen Mate of sorts
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Fort Knox Bd7-Bc6 (C10) 1-0 Fine Arabian #!
Karpov vs Mihajlo Stojanovic, 2007 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Alapin Var (C14) 1-0 Smashing Arabian #
Lasker vs NN, 1900 
(C14) French, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Max use of half-open file
P Mertens vs E Eichhorn, 1968 
(C22) Center Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Mieses Variation (C26) 0-1 A smashing finish!
Lasker vs Von Popiel, 1889 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 0-1

16 move mate: King goes for a walk in the Frankenstein-Dracula
E E Book vs A Hiidenheimo, 1925 
(C27) Vienna Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 Arabian Mate
G West vs HIARCS, 1994
(C28) Vienna Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32) 1-0 Arabian Mate
L Day vs Jonathan MacDonald, 1994 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Var (C44) 0-1Q sac, Arabian #
Reiner vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C50) 1-0 Q sac into Arabian Mate!!
Koltanowski vs NN, 1945 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Goering Attack (C51) 0-1 N block sets Arabian #
W Pollock vs Chigorin, 1895  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Anderssen(C51)1-0Passer; Pseudo Hook Mate in 1
Tal vs M Brakmanis, 1959 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

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

GREAT COMBINATION (Arabian # in 2) staring down jaws of defeat!
V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange. Keres Var (C68) 1-0 Upside down Arabian Mate
Alekhine vs B Verlinsky, 1918 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0

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 Var (D15) 0-1 Arabian Mate Awaits
D Fridman vs Lenderman, 2010 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Czech. Carlsbad Variation (D17) 0-1 Arabian Mate
P Cramling vs Hector, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 54 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Vienna Variation (D30) 1-0 Arabian mate threat w/Qh7
Bu Xiangzhi vs S Tologontegin, 2010 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

QGD Janowski resembles Albin CG (D31) 0-1Arabian # on 3rd rank
Z Vecsey vs K Treybal, 1931
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 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

Semi-Slav, Stoltz Var. Shabalov Attack (D45) 0-1 Arabian Mate
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Def. Goglidze Attack (D70) 1-0 Arabian Mate Awaits
Fine vs Dake, 1933 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E27) 1-0 Q says take me!
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Queen sacrifice to bring on N&R Hook mate
Janowski vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

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

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Dougherty Gambit (A00) 1-0 Legall's #
D Gedult vs Melchior, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit (C25) 1-0 Legall's Mate
Pillsbury vs Fernandez, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 9 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense f6? Qe7? (C41) 1-0 Unpin Q sac = Legall's Mate
Mackenzie vs F Perrin, 1868 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Legall's Mate in 10 moves!
Falkbeer vs NN, 1847 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1-0 Legall's Mate
J N Berger vs Frohlich, 1888 
(C46) Three Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Three Knights 3...Bb4 (C46) 1-0 Legall's Mate w/2 Ns & 2 Bs
W Pollock vs E Hall, 1890 
(C46) Three Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Zukertort vs Baltic Def (D02) 1-0 Morphy's Mate
Owen vs Burn, 1887 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Scotch (C45) 1-0 Common mini when fianchetto B bites the dust
B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D35) 1-0 B&N mate
E Delmar vs NN, 1898 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Rubinstein (A34) 0-1 N&B stunner
Uhlmann vs H Liebert, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

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

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

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 1/2-1/2 3-fold perpetual next
Kramnik vs Anand, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

K+B+N vs K forced checkmate in the corner of the Bishop's color
T Jaksland vs L Jorgensen, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 75 moves, 1-0

Incredible blind fold victory uses B+N# pattern into B's corner
Ljubojevic vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 106 moves, 0-1

King, Bishop & Knight mate pattern vs lone King
Baburin vs G Shahade, 2001 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 135 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed (C88) 1-0 K-B-N vs lone K ending
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2006 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 1-0

Mate in one: King & kNight win vs. King & passed a-pawn
J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001 
(A21) English, 84 moves, 1-0

Endgame mate in the corner w/K, N and passed a/h-pawns!
N Pogonina vs Tan Zhongyi, 2010 
(B07) Pirc, 69 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Def: Grünfeld Var (E11)Two Knights mate a King+Pawn
Bisguier vs A Matanovic, 1961 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 89 moves, 0-1

Blindfold win 2N vs. 1P checkmate!! Twas 2N vs. 2N.
Topalov vs Karpov, 2000 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 74 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 Rare checkmate in 3 w/kNight pair
R Mamedov vs M Panchanathan, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 85 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

Modern Def. 2Knts. Suttles (B06)1/2-Arabian Stalemate w/Crazy R
Matulovic vs Suttles, 1970 
(B06) Robatsch, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97)1/2-Crazy R Arabian Stalemate
J Stocek vs G Pelle, 1994 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld Exchange. Classical (D86) 1/2-Mad R Arabian Stalemate
Hertneck vs R Ris, 2007
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Defense: Averbakh Var (A42) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook Device
Chandler vs B Feustel, 1981 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Play this from the response to move 41. Good endgame challenge.
Petrosian vs Browne, 1978 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open (C80) 1/2-1/2 She had the last word!
Pribyl vs A Ornstein, 1977 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

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

Benoni Defense: Modern. Snake Var (A60) 1/2-1/2 Trouble follows
J Stopa vs D Kuljasevic, 2007 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Defense: Standard (B06) 0-1 3 Piece Travelin' Band
J N Sugden vs Keene, 1962 
(B06) Robatsch, 17 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Standard (B06) 1-0 Outpost on 6th, Spearhead, Q sac
C van Oosterom vs P Hulshof, 2009 
(B06) Robatsch, 23 moves, 1-0

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

White wins by mate or royal fork--by the same move Ng6+.
Wade vs R F Boxall, 1953 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

NID Saemisch Accel (E24) 0-1Fox hunt->watch the chase of the K
T C Fox vs Timman, 1970 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening Miniature (A00) 1-0 Stunning Blackburne's Mate!
Konstantin Chernyshov (elder) vs A Lesiak, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0Blackburne's Mate next
Stefansson vs L Bruzon Batista, 2001 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Blackburne's Mate
T Nyback vs U Von Herman, 2009 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42) 1-0 Blackburne's Mate
J Cervenka vs NN, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian / French. Westerinen Attack (B40) 1-0Bishop pair rules
T Fogarasi vs N Medvegy, 2003 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit (C40) 1-0 Scholar's Mate variation w/a kNight
P R Hindley vs W Ramsey, 1963 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

1.P-K4 Napoleon Attack (C20) 0-1 Don't try for Scholar's Mate
Napoleon Bonaparte vs The Turk, 1809 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Leapin' kNights & Sittin' Queens! Anastasia's Mate!
Mandolfo vs Kolisch, 1859 
(C26) Vienna, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open Variation (C80) 1-0 Anastasia's Mate
T Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong, 2000 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 13 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32) 1-0 Anastasia's #
P Roth vs G Rajna, 1975 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A04) 0-1 Anastasia's Mate
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A04) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

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

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def. Euwe Var(A48) 1-0Anastasia's Mate
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 4.b4 Leonhardt Gambit (B01) 1-0 Anastasia's #
Lasker vs Fortuijn, 1908 
(B01) Scandinavian, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var Chelyabinsk; Anastasia#
J Gast vs E Bhend, 1987 
(B33) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Anastasia's Mate
S Karjakin vs T Metsalu, 2001 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11)1-0 Q sac, Anastasia's #
Nunn vs Sutton, 1984 
(C11) French, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Game: Meitner Variation (C45) 0-1 Anastasia's Mate in 2
R C Lemon vs M Plum, 1982 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Waller Attack (C52) 0-1 Early Anastasia's Mate
C Bayer vs Falkbeer, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Ana Mate idea
S Collins vs T Spanton, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish Schliemann Def. Exchange Var (C63) 0-1Anastasia's Mate
D Steinwender vs R Gralla, 1972 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein, Flohr Line (D62) 1-0 Anastasia's#
Casas vs L Piazzini, 1952 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 14 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch. Panno (E83) 1-0 Anastasia's Mate!
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 35 moves, 1-0

Furious Kingside Attack with Anastasia's Mate
G Andruet vs Van der Wiel, 1985 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 33 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 1-0 Pseudo-Anastasia's #
M Ghorbani vs H Faryad, 2003 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 33 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Q's Knight Var(D31) 1-0 Great Greco's Mate
S P Johnston vs Marshall, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening vs Copycat (A02) 1-0 Greco's Mate in 1
J D Adkins vs D Vercauteren, 2001 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Mikenas Def. Lithuanian Variation (A40) 0-1 Greco's Mate
R Koemetter vs G Welling, 1995 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 0-1 Greco Mate on h-file is coming!
I Berzina vs B I Franco Valencia, 2014 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. ML (B89) 1-0 Greco's Mate in 1
J Aijala vs T Leppamaki, 1968 
(B89) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese Countergambit (C23) 0-1 Greco Mate
Reichert vs E J Diemer, 1950 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game (C25) 0-1 Clear the way! Greco Mate w/adjusted Knt.
Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C25) Vienna, 31 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Greco's Mate
Euwe vs Wiersma, 1920 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 94 Look before you grab!
D Mardle vs N Gaprindashvili, 1965 
(B44) Sicilian, 14 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: Gambit (B01) 0-1 4 Black pieces hone in
Siggens vs Philips, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 0-1

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

No pieces have been exchanged yet, but Black is dead in water
G Kluger vs Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

French vs KIA/Qe2 (C00) 0-1 Impressive use of entire army!
Mateo Plaza Reino vs Xander Leibert, 2016 
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Sicilian - French Def (A08) 1-0 Q sac, B helps N dual
A Adly vs V Laznicka, 2007 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Wimpy System (A13) 1-0 Galloping Knight
S Cicak vs A Khruschiov, 2008 
(A13) English, 48 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 She can't leave c7
I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Colle vs. Indian Game: Capablanca Var (A47) 0-1 3 on h-file
W Henschell vs M Karff, 1946 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 16 moves, 0-1

KID / Benoni (A48) 1-0 N sac blunder boomerangs into N mate
A E Post vs J Mieses, 1914 
(A48) King's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

This shows how to win in a dozen moves -- WITHOUT A QUEEN!!
Tarrasch vs Schroder, 1890 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3 (A00) 1-0 Develop instead of ...h6??
J Krejcik vs NN, 1908 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst), Hector Gambit (A00) 0-1 Support mate coming
A Aasum vs L Frenzel, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Black resigns prematurely
Koltanowski vs NN, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 1-0 Good shooting Emperor!
Napoleon Bonaparte vs Madame De Remusat, 1804 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Spike. Hurst Attack (A00) 1-0 N+ for resignation
C Bloodgood vs H Erwin, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Grob vs e5, Bc5, Nc6 (A00) 1-0 Fine attack w/open g-file
G Welling vs D Webbink, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Declined (A02) 0-1Unpin, Q sac, Bf2#
N Barsalou vs B Wall, 1980 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Zukertort: Lisitsyn Gambit (A04) ˇ 1-0 Must Know Crusher
H Haberditz vs Hysek, 1938 
(A04) Reti Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13)0-1 67 aint old
I Kovalenko vs Sveshnikov, 2017 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knt Var (A15) 1-0 K or Q falls
Lokvenc vs Gilg, 1939
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls Var (A18) 1/2- Perpetual+
Keene vs D W Anderton, 1977 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A32) 0-1 Stunning finish!
Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 N discovery+ Corridor Mate
W Hook vs J C Meyer, 1979 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 0-1 in 7 moves; watch those kNights!
M Wickert vs Adams, 1992 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 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

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

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

Two interesting famous men: Rousseau mates Hume with noble N
J J Rousseau vs D Hume, 1765 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

From Fred Reinfeld's "Great Short Games of the Chess Masters"
Kiss vs G Barcza, 1934 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def. Declined (B00) 1-0 Pawn grabbing in blitz WC
A Muzychuk vs Zhao Xue, 2016 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 0-1 Where r u going now?
Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) 1-0Unpin, Bb5+, Nf7# KNOW THIS
J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain Miniature: f7# threatened twice
Balode vs Sondore, 1965 
(B01) Scandinavian, 7 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Modern 3.Nf3 Bg4 (B01) 1-0 Hungery pawn
Stefansson vs J Herms Agullo, 2011 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Scandinavian Var (B02) 1-0 BLACK K MARCH!!
P Vucinic vs D Djurovic, 1986 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense (B02) 1-0 Black will lose / a piece
J Krejcik vs A Gottlieb, 1922 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Spielmann Gambit (B02) 1-0 Bone in the throat
F Gobl vs Jonas, 1926
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense Normal (B02) 1-0 Miniature: Checkmate w/a pawn
A Powers vs Dake, 1937 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Alekhine Def., Scandi Var. Geschev Gambit (B02) 0-1 Legall's #
NN vs G Geshev, 1935 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: 4Pawns Attack (B03) Tal blows the center to bits
Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Balogh Variation (B03) 1-0 Q threats
F M Wren vs Sprow, 1944 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern. Larsen Var 5...Nd7!? 6.Nxf7(B04) 1-0Blitz
Fischer vs Larsen, 1966 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 19 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen, Miles Line (B04) 1-0 N+ robs pin
O Johannesson vs H Haga, 2012 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 13 moves, 1-0

Liverpool 1874 "Fiddling While Burn Roams" (GOTD)
Burn vs Owen, 1874 
(B06) Robatsch, 14 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical. 2Knights (B08) 1-0 Ruin the K's shield
Schiffler vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 16 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Classical Quiet System Parma Def (B08)1-0 Ks face off
Geller vs Tal, 1975 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attack Dreyev Def (B12) 1-0 3 Piece
Kotronias vs D King, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Modern Var (B12) 1-0 Greek gift battle
I-Chen Chen vs R Khimulu, 2012
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line (B15) 1-0 Blitzkrieg!!
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Modern Variation (B17) 1-0 Consecutive N checks
Pavasovic vs D Zelenika, 2005 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 9 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

Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 1-0 Bxf7+ removes K as defender of Q
S Titova vs D Koveshnikova, 2002 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

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 2.c3 Alapin Variation (B22) 0-1 She changed her mind
B Wall vs S Millimaci, 1988 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 11 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl ++
Sveshnikov vs R Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B35) 1-0 Sacs galore; royal family fork
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

10-year old Waitzkin sacs rook and queen for mate in 6
Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B40) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Polugaevsky Var(B42) 1-0B Sac Q Sac & Dbl Check!!
J Lechtynsky vs Pachman, 1968 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Beautiful back rank deflecti
Kavalek vs Khodos, 1965 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Gary Gambit (B44) 0-1 Public nudity
D Wiebe vs W Klarner, 2011 
(B44) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen (B45) 0-1 P wedge, aim rooks thru @royalty
Bologan vs Bacrot, 2001 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 30 moves, 0-1

Decoy Black king to e7 to set up a winning discovered attack
Anand vs Leko, 1994 
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 0-1A new tint of blue!
R Ziatdinov vs D Gurevich, 1995 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Classical, Maroczy Line (B74) 1-0 Brutal attk!
Ragozin vs Taimanov, 1945 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Classical Tartakower Line (B74) 0-1 Tag team
H Kokkoris vs Botvinnik, 1962 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam (B93) 1-0 B offer busts GK
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 39 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 1-0 Qxh7+ Spearhead
Zhao Zong-Yuan vs B Thomas, 2001
(C00) French Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz Attack (C00) 1-0 Strong central square
Steinitz vs Max Weiss, 1882  
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 1-0 Black K uncastled
A Petrov vs Szymanski, 1853 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Exchange sac opens
J Schalkx vs E Bauduin, 2005
(C01) French, Exchange, 35 moves, 0-1

French Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1 Yaz pulled the rug out
K Mokry vs Seirawan, 1978 
(C02) French, Advance, 34 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 N robs the pin!
J Gruz vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1977 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 0-1 N dance
H Geanta vs Grischuk, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 36 moves, 0-1

French Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0 B Sac, N Outpost
B Wall vs H Murtaugh, 1971 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 Dbl threat crusher!
H Lohmann vs Teschner, 1950 
(C10) French, 10 moves, 0-1

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

French, abNormal Variation (C10) 1-0Fianchetto creates weakness
A Kinoshita vs D Jegaden, 2008 
(C10) French, 7 moves, 1-0

$From Emanuel Lasker's "How To Play Chess." Support Mate
A Fritz vs J Mason, 1883  
(C13) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French Winawer Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 0-1 h-file bomb
K O'Brien vs D Salter, 2008 
(C15) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Pseudo-Legall's # w/discovery Nh8++
W Potter vs Matthews, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 1-0

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

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Notes by JHB; Reinfeld # puzzle!
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Blitzed! The champ grabs 4Ps?
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 See F. Young vs L. Dore, 1892
H E Atkins vs H Jacobs, 1915 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Vienna Meitner-Mieses Gambit (C25) 1-0 Mini: Lightning finish!
I A Horowitz vs NN, 1940 
(C25) Vienna, 14 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Zukertort Def (C25)1-0 2 K walks
Taubenhaus vs J C Halpern, 1887 
(C25) Vienna, 21 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 W threatens mate 6 consecutive ways!!
Young / Burille vs Ware / Snow, 1888 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 K walk, Q sac, mate by B+N+p
H Reinle vs NN, 1936 
(C26) Vienna, 15 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 0-1 Q Decoy Trap
Spielmann vs Reti, 1928 
(C28) Vienna Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer CG Charousek Gambit Morphy Def (C31) 1-0 Center surge
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Morphy 'miniature' (age 12) w/clever rook sac, immune knight
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Allgaier Gambit (C39) 1-0Black didn't move minors
W Lewis vs NN, 1820 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Berlin Def (C39) 1-0 Which N wins?
Blackburne vs Wilson, 1880  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

*Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Q sacrifice, Pawn mate
S Mlotkowski vs Deacon, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 LPDOs in the Shooting Gallery
G Salmon vs Djuro Szabo, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Ponziani Countergambit (C44) 1-0 Tactics
Captain Evans vs Horwitz, 1843 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Saratt Var (C44) 0-1 Kside counter attack
A Meek vs Morphy, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Var (C44) 0-1 Deadly Q&N
C Eliason vs Anderssen, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical Variation (C45) 1-0 She's on the loose
M Judd vs Mackenzie, 1878 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Steinitz 4...Qh4 (C45) 1-0 Q trap
P Frazer vs Taubenhaus, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45) 1-0 Single Piece Mate in One
Staunton vs Harrwitz, 1846 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Italian Var (C50) 0-1 Sweet B&Q sac, 2Ns DELIVER
NN vs Blackburne, 1871  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Italian(C50) 0-1Go straight for the throat!
C Lolli vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1755 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Italian Game 3...Nh6? (C50) 1-0 Develop, Castle, Attack, Mate
Koltanowski vs Day, 1960 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

Latvian G. /Giuoco Pianissimo. Lucchini Gambit(C50) 0-1 P mate
M General vs Dubois, 1850 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

Evans G. Goering Attack (C51) 1-0Incredible K hunt; mate in 13!
Schiffers vs Nolde, 1872 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 5 Sacrifices!
Blackburne vs NN, 1898 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 1-0 Q sac, Disc Dbl ++
Steinitz vs E Pilhal, 1862 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

"the one book Bobby didn't go through"
A Hoffmann vs Fischer, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 0-1 8.Re1+ Kf8
Rubinstein vs G G Bartoszkiewicz, 1897 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55) 1-0 Slaughter
P Ricardi vs J Faustino, 2001 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit 5...h6? (C55) 1-0 10 moves; Decoy
B Wall vs O Rodriguez Vargas, 1979 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 0-1 8.Re1+ Kf8
Muller vs Bayer, 1908 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def (C55) 0-1 Q sac, Knights smack!
Lewis vs E L Dayton, 1942 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: 2 Knights Def (C55) 0-1 Reinfeld puzzle by N pair
J Smith vs G H Derrickson, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 Blindfold simul, NBQ#
Morphy vs P Dominguez, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 Pair o' Ns!
Steinitz vs Meitner, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 Sparkling Sac Finish
W Pollock vs Allies, 1893 
(C56) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Canal Var (C56) 1-0 Royal Fork #!
I Gudju vs Bogdanovsky, 1927 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Traxler Cntrattk N sac line (C57) 1-0 Sizzlin'
Niesche vs G Fahnenschmidt, 1955 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack K March line (C57) 0-1
C M Grider vs F Pratt, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Black K moves 5X
D Weir vs J Messenger, 1951 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Game 92 in Take My Rooks by Minev and Seirawan
Blackburne vs Burn, 1868 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Exchange. Keres Var (C68) 1-0 Q sac, Ns feast w/fork
Bogoljubov vs H Mueller, 1934 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 18 moves, 1-0

Great game. If 15. Bxf3 Nxf3# Anything else, then Nh3#.
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

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

BDG. Gedult Gambit 3.f3 (D00) 1-0 Exchange sac, h-file attack
A E Blackmar vs Farrar, 1881 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Euwe Def (D00) 1-0 Bxh6 works
E J Diemer vs M Rauch, 1953 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Early exchanges by GMs do not have to end in draws!
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Yudasin, 1991 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Chigorin Defense. Main Line (D07) 0-1 Nc2+ bombs White
Atharva Bhajne vs J Ayush, 2008 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 8 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Vienna (D24) 1-0 Q sac works w/help of tumbling knights
B Avrukh vs N Guliyev, 2006 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

QGA Smyslov Var (D25) 1-0 Common trap Bxf7+ followed by Ng5+
B Wall vs R Gantt, 1978 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30) 1-0 Not Quiet
R Slobodjan vs R Prasca Sosa, 2004 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Accelerated Move Order (D31) 1-0Greek gift miniature
Pillsbury vs NN, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Positional (D35) 1-0 g-file battery, semi-smother
Taimanov vs R Persitz, 1955 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Reshevsky Variation (D36) 1-0 Child's Play!
Bacrot vs S Azarov, 1992 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange, Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 Minority attack, Ns swirl
W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Jobava, 2005 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 50 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 Def. Meran (D48) 1-0 A Knight on 6th is a pain in the
R Grau vs Euwe, 1924 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 47 moves, 1-0

One of those winning moves that comes out nowhere.
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 0-1 Artistic!
Bogoljubov vs M Monticelli, 1930 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 39 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann. Karlsbad Var (E23) 0-1 Q trap
A Hansen vs S Jensen, 1945 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 9 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch. Normal Defense (E81) 1-0 Knights Rule
D Dengler vs H Olschok, 2000 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 1-0

KID, Bayonet Attack (E97) 0-1 Wild game, resembles Bughouse
P H Nielsen vs T Hillarp Persson, 1998 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

An 8 pawn gambit goes 28 moves; it's the Q that queens
W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884  
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

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