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1980s Babes, Booms & Busts Broke Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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This is a collection split by Fredthebear. The king pawn openings from the 1980s have their own collection now. The endless scandals and corruption of the 1990s has it's own collection. Some interesting draws from the 1990s were left in here at the bottom.

Note to self: This collection is painfully in need of more Viktor Kupreichik games! He became a GM in 1980.

If you came here for the babes, they aint showed up yet. Must still be fixin' all that gelled up Valley Girl big hair doo... on the fashionably late plan. A good-lookin' first impression is important to snag a beau.

So, let's kick this off w/a 1978 victory by The Fed (may he be amused). The point is that any large collection invariably has some mouse click errors due to the narrow selection line that occasionally results in some games being dropped in the wrong collection. But, we love Fedorowicz almost as much as the girls, so he stays. A review of the Maroczy Bind in action is a good thing.

Thank you mmzkr.

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

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 Heavies get in
R Costigan vs L Day, 1987 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 37 in Learn From the Legends by Mihail Marin
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1980 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 42 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Exchange Var (E92) 0-1 Black bind
S Danailov vs Kasparov, 1980 
(E92) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 319 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Gligoric, 1980 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Normal (A34) 0-1 4 different units in mid
Quinteros vs Dzindzichashvili, 1980 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 0-1

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

QID: Classical. Polugayevsky Gambit (E17) 1-0 What a game!
Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1980 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 73 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs 2...Qd6 (A00) 0-1 Silman link
N Lalic vs Uhlmann, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening (A00) 0-1 Black castles in 4 moves, serenades K
H Dobosz vs J B Bednarski, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

KIA vs NY System d5, Bf5 (A07) 1-0 Ruthless Kside ruckus
Vaganian vs Sveshnikov, 1980 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1 w/8...Qxd4#
R MacBrayne vs Crichton, 1980 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2 Underpromotion to N draws vs R
L Day vs Timman, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black plays on White's side of the board w/a wedge
Seirawan vs L Christiansen, 1980 
(A17) English, 32 moves, 0-1

19.Qh1! Strange retreat unlocks the position.
Filguth vs A De La Garza Madero, 1980 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 19 moves, 1-0

English/Reti Agincourt Defense (A13) 1-0 Game 5 Dynamic Reti
Miles vs Geller, 1980 
(A13) English, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 6 in Chess Duels by Yasser Seirawan
Seirawan vs Tal, 1980 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 57 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 A first-rate "rook slap" miniature
Palatnik vs Geller, 1980 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. Averbakh System. Kotov Var (A42) 1-0Dandy Rook Sac!
Fedorowicz vs J A Rizzitano, 1980 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 27 moves, 1-0

Benoni Taimanov Var (A67) 1-0 Hangman's noose via cross pin
Kasparov vs F A Cuijpers, 1980 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Uhlmann Variation (A61) 0-1 Climb the vine
K Grigorian vs Kasparov, 1980 
(A61) Benoni, 30 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Classical. Argentine Counterattack (A75) 1-0
L Eperjesi vs B Perenyi, 1980 
(A75) Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4, 39 moves, 1-0

Great "wrong opening" game with very helpful commentary.
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

St. George Defense 3.c4 bxc4 (B00) 1-0 Q forks f7 & LPDO Bishop
Mackowiak vs Kusiak, 1980 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

QGA Janowski-Larsen Var (D25) 1-0 Pin & fork decides battle
Browne vs Miles, 1980 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 47 moves, 1-0

World Jr Ch 1980=Tarrasch Def Classical. Adv (D34) 1-0 Crosspin
Kasparov vs G Hjorth, 1980 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 41 in Garry KASPAROV on Garry KASPAROV I 1973-1985
Kasparov vs I Zaitsev, 1980 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 30 moves, 1-0

QID Polugayevsky Gambit (E17) 1-0 Trojan Horse
Kasparov vs Marjanovic, 1980 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Huebner. Rubinstein Var (E42) 1-0 Kside attk
Kasparov vs Csom, 1980 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 29 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

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

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Keres Def (A14)1-0 Larry's Best
L Christiansen vs Portisch, 1981 
(A14) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Botvinnik System (D44)1-0 Sac for advanced pawn chain
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 N sac for connected passers
Smejkal vs Petrosian, 1981 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 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

Wade Defense (A41) 1-0 Q sac helps create passer w/initiative
V Kovacevic vs S Martinovic, 1981 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 28 moves, 1-0

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

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

Game 75 in The Nimzo-Indian Defence by S. Gligoric
L Christiansen vs Browne, 1981 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Averbakh Var (A42) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook Device
Chandler vs B Feustel, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bogo-Indian Def: Wade-Smyslov Var (E11) 0-1 N on 3rd, R on 2nd
A Lein vs L Christiansen, 1981 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 56 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch. Accelerated (E24) 1-0 Jackpot!
A Haik vs Skembris, 1981 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 319 in Chess Informant Best Games 301-400
Kasparov vs Gavrikov, 1981 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

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

English Opening: English Defense (A40) 1-0 Remove the Guard
C Van Tilbury vs Martin Guevara Cano, 1981 
(A10) English, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Modern Var (B83) 0-1 Book it
Geller vs Kasparov, 1981 
(B83) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Kadas Opening 1.h4?! (A00) 1-0 White wins a piece in 8 moves!?
G Welling vs E ten Haaf, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Hedgehog Def (A30) 0-1 B outpost
Smyslov vs Kasparov, 1981 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

Tricky Tactic #50 in Chess Tactics 4 Kids by GM Murray Chandler
J Lechtynsky vs N Radev, 1981 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 44 moves, 1-0

Benoni-Indian Def (A43) 0-1 K&N cannot stop 3 connected passers
L Piasetski vs L Day, 1981 
(A43) Old Benoni, 59 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Def (A06) 1-0 Creative passer
Quinteros vs Larsen, 1981 
(A06) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

London System vs KID Yugoslav (A48) 0-1 Qless middlegame
S Farias vs Gerner Carlsson, 1981 
(A48) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 49: Chess Secrets-The Giants of Strategy by Neil McDonald
Petrosian vs Ivkov, 1982 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 49 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov-Petrosian, Petrosian Attack (E12) 1-0 Gorgeous
Goldin vs I Efimov, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

KID Normal vs 5.h3 (E90) Bold kNights and piling on the pin
Kavalek vs Kasparov, 1982 
(E90) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Modern, Averbakh. Kotov Var (A42) 0-1 Looks like a dumb move!
W Thormann vs K Bischoff, 1982 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 11 moves, 0-1

Engl/Reti Agincourt Def./Var (A13) 1-0 Incredible offers here
Yermolinsky vs Taimanov, 1982 
(A13) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Blammo!
Chiburdanidze vs V Malaniuk, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. QID (A15) 1-0 Triple on h-file
Igor Ivanov vs Miles, 1982 
(A15) English, 40 moves, 1-0

NID Huebner Var. Main Line (E41) 0-1 Restricted B vs N ending
Pinter vs Timman, 1982
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

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

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

QGD vs Bd6 Stonewall Def (D30) 0-1 Sudden Kside 0-0 assault
K Hansen vs N Meldgaard, 1982 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Var (A67) 1-0 Notes
Kasparov vs Nunn, 1982  
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attk. 2Kts System Gruenfeld Def (D01) 1-0 Like Reti's B
Miles vs Popovych, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Hedgehog Defense (A30) 0-1A glorious game
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

K's English. 4Knts Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Adorjan notes; Q trap
Adorjan vs G Glatt, 1982  
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1-0

Kasparov uses tripled d-pawn to beat the Four Pawns Attack
L Christiansen vs Kasparov, 1982 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Var (A01) 1-0 Block f6, open h-file
H Klip vs C Janssen, 1982 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

'Chess Secrets: Great Attkers: Learn from GK, MT & LS by Crouch
Kasparov vs Gheorghiu, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD. Harrwitz Attack (D37) 1-0Philidor's Legacy Nf7# is coming!
Ribli vs Chandler, 1982 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Seirawn wrote of this game in Winning Chess Brilliancies
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

23.Bxf7+! is a nice shot, securing an EG advantage
Kasparov vs Sax, 1982 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 38 moves, 1-0

Macho Grob Spike (A40/B00) 0-1 Black rooks win race
C Laird vs M Basman, 1982 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def. Four Ps Attk. ML (A69) 0-1Powerful Pile on the Pin!
J N Metge vs B R Watson, 1982 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 29 moves, 0-1

QID. Kasparov-Petrosian. Petrosian Attk (E12)1-0 Schiller NOTES
Kasparov vs Najdorf, 1982  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

QID: Kasparov-Petrosian. Kasparov Attk (E12) 1-0 23.Ng5!
Kasparov vs Murey, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46) 0-1 Sacs, Spearheads
Azmaiparashvili vs Yurtaev, 1983 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

Game #20 in Davies' Dynamic Reti; (A09) 1-0
D B Gurevich vs Bisguier, 1983 
(A09) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

One pin makes for a decoy sacrifice, the other sets royal fork
Sanahuja vs Fernandez, 1983 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 8 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer G. Ziegler Def (D00) 1-0 Exchange sac on move 9
E J Diemer vs J Brass, 1983 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Huebner. Rubinstein(E42) 1-0Pin, 2Deflections
Hort vs G Ligterink, 1983 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 25 moves, 1-0

KIA vs NY System d5, Bf5 (A07) 1-0 Steady Qside rise in temp
Vaganian vs Beliavsky, 1983 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense (D34) Pawn storm committment to the very end.
Igor Ivanov vs V Zaltsman, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Saemisch (E26) 1-0 Dbl R lift Kside crusher
Kasparov vs B Ivanovic, 1983 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 38 moves, 1-0
Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Three Knights (A34) 1-0 Tempting
Seirawan vs A Kuligowski, 1983 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

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

QID Kasparov-Petro. Petrosian Attk (E12) 1-0 Dbl B sac, K walk
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense (B06)1-0 White wins w/out developing either N?!!
E J Diemer vs Cerff, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Dutch Classical Stonewall Be7 (A95)1-0 W owns the long diagonal
Keene vs M Fuller, 1983  
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 27 moves, 1-0

John Nunn's 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures -- see notes
Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1983 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Polish Defense (A40) 1-0 Greek gift
Tarjan vs J M Hodgson, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack (D03) 1-0 Black Q gets sqeezed into trap
Timman vs Geller, 1983 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 34 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening (A09) 0-1 Q sac for two pieces; Qside P majority
Plaskett vs Igor Ivanov, 1983 
(A09) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 178 in The Guinness Book of Chess GMs by William Hartston
Kasparov vs Spassky, 1983 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 33 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Three Knights (A34) 1-0 Ns walk the Ks
Pinter vs S N Arkhipov, 1983 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 24 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

Gruenfeld Def. Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Q grabs pawn
I Polovodin vs Maslov, 1984 
(D85) Grunfeld, 12 moves, 1-0

Both Kings take a stroll in a tactical battle w/out Queens
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

The shortest decisive master game (not a forfeit or protest)
Z Djordjevic vs M Kovacevic, 1984 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 0-1

Polish Defense / St. George Defense (A40) 1-0 Space advantage
Miles vs S Chaivichit, 1984 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Slav(A11) 0-1Monument to IM Boris Kogan
K Spraggett vs B M Kogan, 1984 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 29 moves, 0-1

Karpov's 47.Ng2!! was one of the best moves ever played in a WC
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Classical. Carlsbad (D34) 0-1 N blockade holds
Smyslov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Yeah, don't develop, move pawns! Hilarious mate!
NN vs E J Diemer, 1984 
(A04) Reti Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

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

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

QGD. Orthodox Def. ML (D63) 1-0 Tal catches pawn grabbing Q
Tal vs J Lechtynsky, 1984 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Modern Def Averbakh System. Kotov Var (A42) 1-0 She's worth 3
Miles vs Rohde, 1984 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 30 moves, 1-0

QID. Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Kasparov Attk (E12) 1-0Risky
Plaskett vs Short, 1984
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

A pin, a sacrifice, or a hammer blow!
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

English, Agincourt Defense (A13) 0-1 Dbl Rook Sac, K walk
A A R Afifi vs Beliavsky, 1985 
(A13) English, 23 moves, 0-1

...as if they were chaffy grain beneath the thresher's flail.
Huebner vs Kasparov, 1985 
(A21) English, 28 moves, 0-1

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

Benoni Def: Taimanov Var (A67) 0-1 Wild sacs into rapid K chase
P Littlewood vs D Norwood, 1985 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

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

Bogo-Indian Defense: Vitolinsh Var (E11) 0-1 Greek gift fails
Quinteros vs Seirawan, 1985 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

The Sokolsky Gambit 4... Ne7 5. Qh5+ (A00) 1-0 QxN robs the pin
W Brinkmann vs K H Woschkat, 1985 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Dutch Stonewall. Modern Bd6 (A81) 0-1 Minor piece EG lesson
Gheorghiu vs Yusupov, 1985 
(A90) Dutch, 60 moves, 0-1

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

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

QGD Exchange/Semi-Slav Def. General (D43) 1-0 N# threat
Yusupov vs J Nogueiras, 1985 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense 4.h4 (B00) 1-0 White's timely h-file action rules
Wolff vs T Wall, 1985 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Var (A51) 1-0 Skewer, Discovery
Kasparov vs D Steinwender, 1985 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def K Knight Var (A15) 1-0Combo for passer
Ribli vs Unzicker, 1985 
(A15) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Kaspy wins first game-reversing trend that challengers lose 1st
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

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

Not the famous SFBF movie draw
Waitzkin vs J Sarwer, 1985 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

English Opening vs Bb7 (A10) 1-0 Which battery is better?
K Spraggett vs Spassky, 1985 
(A10) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def Three Knights. Petrosian System (D91)1-0 RK NOTES
Keene vs Martinovsky, 1985  
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 29 moves, 1-0

King's English (A20) 1-0 Entertaining final sequence
Plaskett vs Miles, 1986 
(A20) English, 32 moves, 1-0

GK described as a "monster with a thousand eyes who sees all"
Miles vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 69 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch Variation (E80) 1-0 N sac, Queen trap
Spassky vs H Pfleger, 1986 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Modern (A57) 1/2-1/2 Draw claim denied
Karpov vs Miles, 1986 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni Def. Classical. Czerniak Def. Tal Line (A77) 1-0
Podgaets vs G Zaichik, 1986 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 25 moves, 1-0

English Defense (A10) 0-1, Q trap in 13 moves
J van der Veen vs A Mol, 1986 
(A10) English, 13 moves, 0-1

English Dbl Fio vs Classical Dutch (A10) 1-0 Crossfire pins
K Spraggett vs G Basanta, 1986 
(A10) English, 22 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Reshevsky Var (E46) 1-0 Pawn piles on pin
Bareev vs G Timoshchenko, 1986 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Benoni /KID Four Pawns. Dynamic Attack (A56)1-0 Gain time on Q
Korchnoi vs Gheorghiu, 1986
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Positional Def (E94) 1/2- The champ gets swindled
Kasparov vs N R McDonald, 1986 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Trompowsky Attack: Raptor Var (A45) 1-0 Gain of time, Pins
J M Hodgson vs Hebden, 1986 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish Schliemann Def. Exchange Var (C63) 0-1Anastasia's Mate
Karpov vs Ribli, 1986 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1-0

English Opening (A10) 1-0 Joust of the heavy pieces
Ljubojevic vs Miles, 1986 
(A10) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Hungarian / Dbl Fio vs Baltic/NY System (A00) 1-0 P Dovetail #!
J M Hodgson vs S Agdestein, 1986 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Gruenfeld Def. 3Knights. Hungarian Attk (D58) 1/2 - GK's 1st GD
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anglo-Indian Def. Mikenas-Carls Var (A15) 1-0 Q's off early
Romanishin vs Suba, 1986 
(A15) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Var (D46) 1-0 Bxh6 triggers Kside attack
Smagin vs N N Monin, 1986 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch. Steiner Attack (E80) 0-1 Award winning brilliancy
A J Mestel vs Gufeld, 1986 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Dutch Leningrad(A04) 0-1Heavy pieces hunt Ks
P Backwinkel vs S Buecker, 1986
(A04) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

KID. Four Pawns Attack (E76) 1/2-1/2 Movie scene fabrications
J Sarwer vs Waitzkin, 1986 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA vs Tartakower Bb7, Be7 (A07) 0-1 Ns shake things up!
J D Sullivan vs Ivanchuk, 1986 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Declined. Main Line (A57) 1-0 Octopus strikes!
Gulko vs O Renet, 1986 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 2 in Fire on Board: Shirov's Best Games by Alexey Shirov
Shirov vs V Zhuravliov, 1986 
(A80) Dutch, 32 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

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

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

White comes in the backdoor, the Black king exits side window
Kasparov vs Short, 1987 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1 From Kside to Qside
K Hulak vs Short, 1987 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

This is how a 4th grader (10 yrs old) can play, when motivated.
B Leverett vs Judit Polgar, 1987 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening (E00) 1/2-1/2 Masterpiece of Swindling
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 34 in Steve Giddins' 50 Essential Chess Lessons
J M Hodgson vs Short, 1987 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 62 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler (A52) 0-1Black seizes initiative!
Vyzmanavin vs Kotronias, 1987 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 35 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Lisitsyn Gambit (A04) 0-1 W on the run
G Orlov vs Glek, 1987 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Not every combination has to lead to a forced win.
Hort vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1987 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

Press a button on a computer...
D Norwood vs Gelfand, 1987 
(A36) English, 41 moves, 0-1

NID. Normal. Bishop Attack Classical Def (E48) 1-0 21.Nxg7
Kasparov vs Tal, 1987 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 31 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Torre 7.f4 vs Modern Bg7 Fianchetto (A40) 1-0 Phenomenal
Kasparov vs Ljubojevic, 1987 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

K's English. 4Knts Fianchetto (A29) 0-1 Two mating squares
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 32 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Var (A57) 1-0 Q sac for promo!
Dlugy vs Zsofia Polgar, 1987 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A56) 1-0 U20
Shirov vs Smirin, 1987 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 72 moves, 1-0

Garry Kasparov, excerpt from "How Life Imitates Chess", 2007
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987  
(A13) English, 64 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

K's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Hog on 7th
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1-0

Kasparov forced a draw when he was a queen and a bishop up!
Kasparov vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

QG Declined Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Minority attack
Karpov vs A V Kharitonov, 1988 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Queen Pawn Barry Attack. Gruenfeld Variation (D02) 0-1 Mean Qs
D Norwood vs A J Mestel, 1988 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Keres Def (E32) 0-1Fine Kside attk
J Nogueiras vs Timman, 1988 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 52 moves, 0-1

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

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

Notes by Carsten Hoi; White gives Epaullette Mate w/Q sac, Rook
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Olympiad crush; the game is in Informator ref.46/28
Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1988 
(A28) English, 25 moves, 0-1

23...Bxh3!! is winning outright, but Black misses the followup
Kasparov vs Rachels, 1988 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 42 moves, 1-0

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

Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Prins Var (D97) 0-1 Interpose w/B
Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1988 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Benko G. Accepted. King Walk Var (A59) 0-1 R sac, Q penetration
J Bonin vs Zsofia Polgar, 1988 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 25 moves, 0-1

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

English Defense (A10) 0-1, 12 moves, attack on f2, deflection
D Pergericht vs J P Boudre, 1988 
(A10) English, 12 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Very impressive attack
Gelfand vs A Dunnington, 1988 
(A53) Old Indian, 47 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E04) 1-0 No good moves for Black
Razuvaev vs Geller, 1988 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 15 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

KID. Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 1-0 The Bishop Pair
L Christiansen vs L Gutman, 1988 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def: Two Knights (A54) 1-0 Pin, Pin, Pin Again!
L Christiansen vs Blatny, 1988 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Kasparov loses with white in just 25 moves!
Kasparov vs Wolff, 1988 
(A20) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 46 in Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games by Igor Stohl
Kasparov vs A Sokolov, 1988 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

London System (A46) 1-0 Deflect from, Decoy to, etc.
F Braga vs Grun, 1988 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

KIA Sicilian, French Var (B40) 1-0 Keen B sac, pawn breakthru
Leko vs W Heckel, 1989 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Zukertort Opening vs NY System (A06) 1-0 N sac is game changer
L Gutman vs Bagirov, 1989 
(A06) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

This is the longest game (over 20 hours) of chess history
I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 43: Chess Duels by Yasser Seirawan
Karpov vs Seirawan, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Exchange. Positional Var(D35) 1-0 Minority attack
Karpov vs Ljubojevic, 1989 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 42: Chess Duels by Yasser Seirawan
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1989 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

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

QID Opocensky Var (E17) 1-0 Pinter's Brilliancy
Pinter vs C Thomson, 1989 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

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

QGA Central Var. Modern Def (D20) 1-0 A good old fashioned whip
Kasparov vs Deep Thought, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

WOW!!! Sacrifice after Sacrifice and mate with three minors!!!
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

K's English. Three Knights System (A27) 1-0 Black took the bait
J Loy vs R Erickson, 1989 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

KID Petrosian Var. Stein Def (E92) 1-0 He was so upset...
Yusupov vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E92) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening 1...e5 2...Ne7 (A00) 1-0 Q trap, pins, activity
G Welling vs E Bongers, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Game 30 in The Samisch King's Indian Uncovered
Gheorghiu vs Gelfand, 1989
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 36 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Leningrad (A87) 0-1 Now THIS is a pawn center!
J F van der Hoeven vs F Lucas, 1989 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

Sochi 1989 "On Goldin's Pawn" (GOTD)
Goldin vs Geller, 1989 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

English Opening: King's English Var (A20) 1-0 Timeless game
Karpov vs Hjartarson, 1989 
(A20) English, 45 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Exchange. Classical (D86) 1-0 Polugaevsky's TN
Polugaevsky vs Kudrin, 1989 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 24 moves, 1-0

KID. Normal. King's Knight Var (E60) 0-1 Two ways to mate!!
D Pacheco vs J Ye, 1989
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

QID Spassky System/b3, Bb2 Zuke (E14) 1-0 Exchange sac, Bxh7+
Portisch vs de Firmian, 1990 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

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

QID. Fianchetto. Check Var (E15) 0-1 Busy through the center
V Palciauskas vs M Umansky, 1989 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

A copy of the famous "Immortal Draw," Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872
A Nilsson vs J Eriksson, 1991 
(C25) Vienna, 20 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

4Knights Spanish. Symmetrical(C49) 1/2-Stalemate trap w/4 units
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stalemate with all the pieces still on board in just 12 moves
J Hohmeister vs T Frank, 1993 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Underpromotion to N saves the day as Q,B,R would lose
S Y Shipov vs V V Gagarin, 1994 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall (B20) 1/2 Bloodthirsty Perpetual
Bronstein vs Deep Blue, 1996 
(B20) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

It takes nuts of steel to allow an en passant check like this!
Timman vs Leko, 1999
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox. Glek Def (E94) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook forces draw
Beliavsky vs H Hamdouchi, 1999 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Open. Karpov Gambit (C80) 1/2-1/2 Spanish Fried Liver
Svidler vs Anand, 1999 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Double Doubled Pawns and Pins. Only a GM sees this!
Shirov vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

G131 in The Soviet Championships by M. Taimanov and B. Cafferty
Beliavsky vs Bareev, 1987 
(A90) Dutch, 30 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Three Knights (A34) 1-0 Ns abound
V A Loginov vs F Sideif-Sade, 1983 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 18 moves, 1-0

The Guernsey Gibbet of '85!! (Morphy's Mate)
Hebden vs J M Hodgson, 1985 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

English/Reti vs Bg7, f6, e5 (A04)1-0 12...QxN still loses piece
K Spraggett vs L Day, 1984
(A04) Reti Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

QID. Classical. Traditional ML (E19) 1-0The B pair beats solo B
Y Stepak vs Y Mashian, 1980 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 193 moves, 1-0

Game 127 in "I Play Against Pieces" by Gligoric
Timman vs Gligoric, 1984 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System M.L. (D19) 1-0 19.? Stockfish
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Averbakh. Bronstein-Hug Var (A42) 1/2- Look closer
A Yap vs Tal, 1985 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Indian. Fianchetto Bg2 vs Bg7 (A49) 0-1 Black keeps adv
H Karner vs Ehlvest, 1985
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 27 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Tal, 1980 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

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