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Triumphant Elephant of Gaul
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The Gallic Wars were a series of military campaigns waged by the Roman proconsul Julius Caesar against several Gallic tribes. Rome's war against the Gallic tribes lasted from 58 BC to 50 BC and culminated in the decisive Battle of Alesia in 52 BC, in which a complete Roman victory resulted in the expansion of the Roman Republic over the whole of Gaul (mainly present-day France and Belgium). While militarily just as strong as the Romans, the internal division between the Gallic tribes guaranteed an easy victory for Caesar, and Vercingetorix's attempt to unite the Gauls against Roman invasion came too late. The wars paved the way for Julius Caesar to become the sole ruler of the Roman Republic.

Although Caesar portrayed this invasion as being a preemptive and defensive action, most historians agree that the wars were fought primarily to boost Caesar's political career and to pay off his massive debts. Still, Gaul was of significant military importance to the Romans, as they had been attacked several times by native tribes both indigenous to Gaul and farther to the north. Conquering Gaul allowed Rome to secure the natural border of the river Rhine. The Gallic Wars are described by Julius Caesar in his book Commentarii de Bello Gallico, which remains the most important historical source regarding the conflict. -- Wikipedia, Fall 2016

Zukertort: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 0-1 Must know crusher
S Panzalovic vs O Dancevski, 1990 
(A04) Reti Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

Benoni, Snail Variation (A43) Bishops All About Miniature
Karosz vs C Jaffe, 1936 
(A43) Old Benoni, 8 moves, 1-0

Benoni-Indian Defense (A43)1-0 Bold sacrifices to advance pawns
Khalifman vs Ermenkov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Reversed Chigorin Def / Veresov 3.d5 d6(A45) 0-1
V Wettasinha vs J N Sugden, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Indian Game /Veresov 4.f3 w/out BxN (A45) 1-0 e6 Bone in throat
Feigin vs E Thorvaldsson, 1930
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Indian Game / Richter-Veresov Attk (A45) 1-0 h-file assault
K Richter vs E Reinhardt, 1937 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Tromp->Veresov Attk 3...Bf5 4.e3 e6 (A45) 0-1Beautiful Black Q!
R Moonen vs Euwe, 1981 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

A strong response to the Budapest Gambit... 4.e4 Nxe5 5.f4!
Kmoch vs Reti, 1926 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

KID, Double Fianchetto Attack (A54) 0-1 WWII battle
S Belavenets vs Bronstein, 1941 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 24 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Miniature; Pile on the Pin
H H Sonntag vs M Auer, 1990 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 9 moves, 1-0

Benoni, 4 Pawns, Dynamic Attack (A56) 0-1 Pins, Pawn lever
Opocensky vs Hromadka, 1942
(A56) Benoni Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Occupy weak squares
A Howell Williams vs A Kosten, 1982
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 24 moves, 0-1

Benoni Classical Czerniak Def Tal Line (A77) 1-0 W kNight next
Portisch vs Winants, 1988
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 32 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Manhattan Gambit. Anti-Stonewall (A80) 0-1 Pins
S Marder vs H Zygouris, 2011 
(A80) Dutch, 33 moves, 0-1

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

Dutch Leningrad: Queen's Knight Var (A85) 1-0 g-file demolition
Sakaev vs Kramnik, 1989 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 21 moves, 1-0

Dutch: Queen's Knight Variation (A85) 0-1 Pile on the pin
T Molchanova vs Anna Wagener, 2009 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 14 moves, 0-1

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

Dutch Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky (A97) 0-1 Mean pawn discovery!
J M Ripley vs O Hardy, 1963 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 11 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit (C44) 0-1, 11 moves blunder
P Rossi vs A Guerra, 2005 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian Advance 3.e5 (B00) 1-0 Bold Q sac
S Smagin vs Sahovic, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense (B00) 1-0 Don't move pawns when pieces need movin'
Lubomir Cierny vs B Berg, 1993
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Boden's Mate, one of Teichmann's famous games
Teichmann vs NN, 1914 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 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

Game 18: Chess Duels: My Games w/the World Champs (Seirawan)
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Ng6! Nf5!
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Sic Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 The farther you get from home...
E Kostopoulos vs E Kerimov, 2001 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

French, Diemer-Duhm Gambit (C00) 0-1 Q trap in 15 moves
Sperling vs E J Diemer, 1955 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

$French Advance 4.dxc5 (C02) 0-1Heated exchange; W attk fizzles
J Larsen vs I Schneider, 2007
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

"Reshevsky's Best Games of Chess" (Vol 1). By Reshevsky, Dover
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Rubinstein (C10)0-1 N fork w/a discovered attk
J Klavins vs Tal, 1949 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 0-1

K Pawn McConnell Defense (C40) 1-0 Qf6 is a common trap square
Koltanowski vs W Nolan, 1960 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Ne6 traps Dd8
W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

QP: Catalan/Veresov Attack (D00) 0-1 Who's got who?
Tinsley vs Lasker, 1899 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

QP Veresov/Barry Attack (D00) 1-0 Interpose w/thy hanger!
M G Isakov vs NN, 2013 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

QP Levitsky Attack. Euwe Var (D00) 1-0 White Minority Attack
Kamsky vs S Erenburg, 2014 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

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

QP Veresov Attack. Richter Var (D01) 1-0 Contrasting Q play
E Gereben vs M Szigeti, 1935 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Veresov, Boyce Def 3...Ne4 (D01) 1-0 B highway & connected Ps
K Nielsen vs A Svensson, 2014 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack. 2Knts System (D01) 1-0Interference just in time
Miles vs C W Pritchett, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack 4.Nf3. Two Knights System (D01) 0-1 N sac!
H Liebert vs Uhlmann, 1966 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Veresov 3...c5 4.BxN exBf6 (A45) 0-1 Uncommon Discovered Mate
E Sollano vs F Rhine, 1977 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Simplification - A model game against Richter-Veresov attack.
M Vasilev vs M Krasenkow, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Veresov, Dutch System (A80) 1-0 Prevention was worse than cure
T Southam vs J Cote, 1996 
(A80) Dutch, 26 moves, 1-0

Notes by Carl Schlechter from "Deutsche Schachzeitung" 1908
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 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

"The trapper trapped, the hawk under the eagle's claw"!
Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1912 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

QP Game: Krause Variation (D02) 1-0 Simple tactics
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Common unpin wins in 11
D Genz vs D Boehmer, 1985 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 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 Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 0-1 Exchange sac, K walk
R Bates vs N Pert, 2010 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Albin Countergambit (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

An Opera of Sacrifices w/notes in Italian
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Slav Def. Exchange Variation (D13) 0-1 Spearhead piles on pin
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1922 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

QG Accepted: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Pin it to win it
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 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

Queen's Gambit Accepted, Gunsberg Def. 1-0 17 moves pile on pin
Janowski vs E Schallopp, 1896 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Hort plays great defense; pins the rook and wins the rook.
Polugaevsky vs Hort, 1976 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 0-1

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine Sys(D28) 1-0Pin; AK lost <10% games
Ulf Andersson vs Karpov, 1995 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 18 moves, 1-0

QGD (D30) 1-0 Famous R ending, highly annotated, photo
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined/Diemer-Duhm Gambit (D30) 1-0
J Heikkinen vs B Brown, 1996 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

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

QG Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) (D31) 0-1Pinned pawn robbery
I Krush vs A Zatonskih, 2011 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def: Symmetrical Copycat (D32) 1-0 Dbl B sacs
Miles vs Browne, 1982 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Classical Tarrasch Gambit (D34) 1/2-1/2 Bishops EG
Vidmar vs Maroczy, 1932 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 129 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tarrasch Def. Prague ML (D34) 1-0 Bloody Mary w/extra Worcester
Carlsen vs G M Todorovic, 2006 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

QGD: Harrwitz Attack (D35) 1-0 2R's 4A Q w/pin coming next
Harrwitz vs Loewenthal, 1853 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange Variation (D35) 1-0 Another discovery nabs Black Q
G Solis vs A Kashioka, 2004 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

QG Declined Harrwitz Attack (D35) 1/2-1/2 3 Exchange Sacrifices
Janowski vs Lasker, 1899 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Vienna Variation (D37) 1-0 Snuffed out?!
Kramnik vs Kaidanov, 1993 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Chess for the Gifted and Busy by Lev Alburt
Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

27...f6? does not ease the pin, it just loses the pawn.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0 Mouth wide open!?
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 "A modern Evergreen"
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Def (D46) 0-1 Pile on the pin
Lautier vs Anand, 1995 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 19 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Meran QGD with FOUR Queens on Baord
L Pliester vs Dreev, 1989 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch. PP Var (D50) 0-1 R sac, pile on pin, Q in
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 157: The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Reshevsky vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

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

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

QGD Modern. Normal Line(D55) 1-0Connected passers in the center
Schlechter vs H Suechting, 1905 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Black recaptures Nxd5 instead of pawn retakes pawn
Duras vs Z Barasz, 1912 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

How to Play Dynamic Chess by Valeri Beim
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 1-0 Tactical; Smart EG
Alekhine vs Yates, 1910 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. ML (D64) 1-0 Notes by Geza Maroczy
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 0-1 Blind Swine on the 2nd will promote
Wade vs N Littlewood, 1971 
(D80) Grunfeld, 47 moves, 0-1

Alekhine wins Grunfeld in first WC match with Euwe
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 44 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Vienna (D37) 1-0 Fine game by Fine w/Q sacrifice
Fine vs Gruenfeld, 1936 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

QGD Ragozin Def. Vienna (D39) 1-0 Same Q sac, different verse
Rautenberg vs C Toerber, 1947
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

QGD Ragozin Def. Vienna (D39) 1/2-1/2 Happy w/draw after Q sac
A Greenfeld vs Korchnoi, 1988
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nottingham 1936- Brilliancy Prize; No remedy for g5
Alekhine vs C H Alexander, 1936  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

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

QID Kasparov Variation (E12) 0-1 Coordinated Rooks
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 58 moves, 0-1

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

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

(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 0-1 Pin, Passer,
Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Var (E30) 0-1 His dream game!?
NN vs Bronstein, 1961 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 19 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Keres Def (E32) 0-1Pins, Deflect+
G Gaasland vs Carlsen, 2001 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

A "gruesome example of a blockade" -- GM Neil McDonald
Feigin vs M Monticelli, 1936 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 875: Chess Informant Best Games 801-900
Kasparov vs V Chuchelov, 2003 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Reshevsky Var (E46) 1-0 " of the worst"
Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Def Six Pawns Attack (E77) 1-0 Heavies on the 6th
Yermolinsky vs P Hummel, 1999 
(E77) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch (E80) 1-0 The Dutch Evergreen
C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch (E86) 0-1 Incredible, Incredible Mikhail Tal
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

KID (E90) Bold kNights and piling on the pin
Kavalek vs Kasparov, 1982 
(E90) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Now this is "in your face" PILING ON THE PIN!
Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

QGA Smyslov Variation (D25) 0-1 Notes by Schiller
Reshevsky vs E Schiller, 1972  
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. ML (D42) 1-0 Dbl B sacs! Notes by Keene
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 11: Big Book of World Chess Championships (Schulz)
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. ML (D63) 1-0 Notes by JRC. Weak a6/Ba6
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Closed Sicilian (B25) 1-0 Deflection, h-file attack
Capablanca vs J C Rather, 1936 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Art of Attack in Chess by Vladamir Vukovic
Capablanca vs L Molina Carranza, 1911 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Modern (D53) 1-0 Capa notes; exchange sac
Janowski vs Kupchik, 1913 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Clearance Sacrifice
Keene vs Briant, 1988 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

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

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

Played in the spirit of the 19th century, queen sac on move 5.
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Marshall Var (B01) 1-0 Sudden Q trap
A Istratescu vs I Frosinos, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 Classical 7.Ne5 e6 8.g4 Bg6 (B01) 1-0Ignoring threats
Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd6 Schiller-Pytel Var (B01) 1-0 2 pawns thrust
R Edouard vs M Stockmann, 2011 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain Variation (B01) 1-0 Bxh2 fails
C Spencer vs A Gonzalez, 2004
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Modern (B01) 1-0 Extended Legall's Mate for K walk
J Perrier vs F J Wellmuth, 1917  
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. 4Pawns Attk. Trifunovic (B03) 0-1 A Masterpiece
Spielmann vs Colle, 1928 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
Geller vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

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

Robatsch Dbl Fio (B06) 1-0 Castle opp, P lever, Sac, Pin, Dflct
Steinitz vs Mongredien, 1863 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Pterodactyl Defense: Eastern. Pterodactyl (B06) 0-1 What a day
A J Mestel vs L Day, 1982 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06) 1-0Dbl Knt Sacs aid Bs
M Yeo vs A T Erdal-Smith, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Kholmov System (B07) 1-0 Bone in throat, rob the pin
G Timmerman vs A Rosmuller, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 14 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

Uncommon (A00) 1-0 Like a Lion/Philidor Defense Bxf7
E Reinhardt vs Reiss, 1934 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Uncommon Opening/Modern Def (A00) 1-0 Unpin and penetrate holes
M Miannay vs F Bruneau, 1991 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Pirc Def. Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 1-0 Diagonal heat
G Cabrilo vs A Strikovic, 1991 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Pirc, Austrian, Unzicker Attack (B09) 1-0 h-pawn creates pin
Nakamura vs Smirin, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

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

The theoretically most important game of the first half of 1988
Sax vs Seirawan, 1988 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave (B09)1-0Hanham/Lion; 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.f4
J Vetter vs R Oortwijn, 1997 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Def: Breyer Variation vs Dbl Fio (B10) 1-0 Passer
V Fedoseev vs Eljanov, 2015
(B10) Caro-Kann, 43 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 0-1 Spearhead
T Shadrina vs V Gunina, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

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

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

C-K Advance. Short Variation (B12) 1-0 Exchange sacrifice, pins
Yifan Hou vs Navara, 2016 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

C-K Def Adv 3...c5 Botvinnik-Carls Def (B12) 1-0 Unpin, R sac
Rublevsky vs K Asrian, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Modern, Kasparov Attk (B17) 1-0 Bxh7+, RxNd7, Nxf7
Tal vs Miles, 1981 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Closed (B23) 1-0 Brutal Kside onslaught
J Johnson vs Kaufman, 1979 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 19 moves, 1-0

Always consider En Prise moves as possible 2-movers
N Gaprindashvili vs A Blagidze, 1963 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 15 moves, 1-0

Last move K to 6th is critical. P to 6th = stalemate.
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 1-0 Stuffed full of pawns
Spassky vs E Lobron, 1987 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

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

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne (C10) 1-0 Precise play by JT
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 39 of 1000, Baruch Harold Wood vs L.D.H, Correspondence
Wood vs Lambert, 1948 
(C10) French, 10 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Kasparov Attack(C10) 1-0Sac attack, Q on 7th
W So vs Akobian, 2016 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Classic Bxh7+ sacrifice yields sideways Epaulette Mate vsFrench
M Pestalozzi vs D Duhm, 1900 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C23) 0-1 Pawn fork coming
Fischer vs H Dondis, 1964 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C27) 1-0Nice miniature to know
R Bass vs R Armstrong, 1952 
(C27) Vienna Game, 10 moves, 1-0

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

P-K4 McConnell Defense (C40) 1-0 Royal Punishment
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Variation (C40) ˇ 1-0 WILD
M Lange vs NN, 1855 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40) 0-1 Blistering Black attack
Gligoric vs Holze, 1970 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

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

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Legall's Mate in 10 moves
J Kvisla vs A Kabashaj, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Hanham Var (C41) 1-0 N forks 3 w/# threat QxR
I Makogonov vs A Zorin, 2007
(C41) Philidor Defense, 21 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) 1-0See notes; KNOW both miniatures
Fischer vs K Chaney, 1964 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian Game, Delayed Fried Liver Attack (C50) 1-0 Dovetail #
P Vasic vs D Ristovski, 2003 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo sac attack! (C50) 0-1 Dubois-Steinitz 1862
T Helin vs J Kiltti, 1996 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 0-1

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

Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50) 1-0 Epaulette Mate
M Gascunana Granados vs P Riego Saavedra, 2001 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 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 Game 4.Nxe5 Nxe5 (C50) 0-1Black refutes 5.d4 fork trick
A Shakir vs L Jambo, 2010 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical Variation (C53) 1-0 Battery on h-file
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central. Greco Variation (D20) 0-1Wild
L Javakhishvili vs R Edouard, 2015 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Horwitz (Stonewall-ish) Defense (A40) 1-0Nice sac into crosspin
E Schiller vs V Ossipov, 2005  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

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