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1980s Babes, Booms & Busts Broke Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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Site still under construction by Fredthebear. The endless scandals and corruption of the 1990s was given it's own collection. Some interesting draws from the 1990s were left in 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

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn (B97) 1-0 From Q to K
Beliavsky vs M Stean, 1982 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0Back-to-back N sacs arrange discover+
Chiburdanidze vs Dvoirys, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Puzzle of the day 16 Sep 2007
Tal vs Spassky, 1980 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 44 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

Sicilian Najdorf Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Dizzy Sacrifices
G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 N sac; Rob the pin
M Karp vs E Lobron, 1980 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 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

Game 291: Chess Informant Best Games 201-300
Ljubojevic vs Miles, 1980 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Caro Var (C70) 1-0Resembles Kostics' Trap
T Martin vs NN, 1980 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Game 29: Chess Informant Best Game of Each Volume 1-64
Karpov vs Huebner, 1980 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 33 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Four Pawns Attk. Main Line (B03) 1-0 Where's he going?
G den Broeder vs T de Veij, 1980 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

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

A nice trap in the Sicilian; its not in many books!
A J Goldsby vs E Jonsson, 1980 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 18 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

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

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

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

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

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

Game 94, "Anatoly Karpov - My 300 Best Games"
Karpov vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 35 moves, 1-0

Best game prize 1980 olympics. Amazing King Chase
A J Mestel vs N Renman, 1980 
(C15) French, Winawer, 49 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Classical 5.Bd3!? (B18) 1-0 Gambit per Tarrasch
C Reilly vs M Tavel, 1980 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 11 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

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

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 0-1 W missed draw
W Wittmann vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1980 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 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

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

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 0-1 Early exchange sac
Kupreichik vs Yusupov, 1980 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 Q&B Battery
J Acers vs Parsons, 1980 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 10 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

C-K Advance, Van der Wiel Attack (B12) 1-0 Pins & Needles
G Chandler vs R Kynoch, 1981 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Reversed Philidor Formation (C00) 0-1 Dbl B Sac
J Horvath vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1981 
(C00) French Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

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

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

Spanish, Classical. Modern ML (C64) 1-0 dxe5 piles on pinned N
W Pritchard vs I Hund, 1981 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Nyholm Attk (C65) 1-0Smothered Queenmate!!
Motilev vs Tschirkow, 1981 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 8 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

35.Qxd4!! is one of the best moves seen on a chessboard
V Okhotnik vs V Berezhnoi, 1981 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Pin. Koch Var (B40) 1-0 15.e6!! outstanding shot
J D Tisdall vs G Lee, 1981 
(B40) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0 Two opening authors
A Kosten vs E Schiller, 1981 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Sacrifices so bold they're borderline disrespectful!
Nunn vs G Anthony, 1981 
(B32) Sicilian, 30 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

KGD Petrov's Defense (C30) 1-0 White N on 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th
Bronstein vs Yusupov, 1981 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 0-1 Castle opposite, clear Ps, seize dia
Yudasin vs Kasparov, 1981 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 N&B trap royalty at home
M S Tseitlin vs I Taimanov, 1981 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 Barmen Def Central X$(B22) 1-0Common unpin
S Jackson vs B Sinka, 1981
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 27 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

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

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Czech Point
Hort vs Chandler, 1982 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 25 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

Sicilian Dragon (B70) 0-1 Tal sacs a rook, gets the upperhand
Bronstein vs Tal, 1982 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 41 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

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

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

Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation (B16) 0-1 Poisoned Bishop
K Aseev vs Bronstein, 1982 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 14 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

Sic Closed. Fianchetto (B25) 1-0 Resigning in a won position
Veprek vs I David Glaz, 1982 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Tal opens the Queenside to beat Bronstein
Tal vs Bronstein, 1982 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 19 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

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B83) 1-0 Very Tal-like!
Sznapik vs O Foisor, 1982 
(B83) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Classical. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Little known gem
Karpov vs Huebner, 1982 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 Miniature: Q Sortie
B Ivanovic vs Grigic, 1982 
(B27) Sicilian, 9 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

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 Karpov sac attack
Karpov vs Sax, 1983 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 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 Gurevich vs Bisguier, 1983 
(A09) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. ML (B89) 1-0 Smashin' Sac Attack
A Sokolov vs Salov, 1983 
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin Smith-Morra Declined (B22) 0-1Uncastled vs 0-0
L Morin vs K Spraggett, 1983 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B44) 0-1 White's Kside catches fire
E Grant vs Salov, 1983 
(B44) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

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

2Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack K March (C57) 1-0 Whewooie$
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Modern Var (C29) 1/2-1/2 A fighting draw
J Kulbacki vs B Finegold, 1983 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

French Defense: Alapin Gambit (C00) 1-0 2 unsound sacrifices
E J Diemer vs Hunn, 1983 
(C00) French Defense, 29 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

(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 ML 1/2-1/2 16...Nxe4! novelty
Nunn vs Browne, 1983 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

Sicilian Modern Var (B54) 1-0 That pesky knight on d5!
B Ivanovic vs Ermenkov, 1983 
(B54) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76) 1-0 Superb!
Van der Wiel vs Sax, 1983 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Lasker Var (B01) 1/2-1/2
Chandler vs I Rogers, 1983
(B01) Scandinavian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Defense (B06)1-0 White wins w/out developing either N?!!
E J Diemer vs Cerff, 1983 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 1-0

Short resigns after retracting his illegal 0-0-0!
W Watson vs Short, 1983 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 5...Be6 6.Bd3(C42) 1-0Pin
K G Shirazi vs G Lane, 1983 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 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

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin, Barmen Def (B22)1-0Black picks his poison
G Lane vs J Flesch, 1983 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 10 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Busch-Gass Gambit (C40) 1-0 Sideways Swallow's Tail Mate
Herrings vs Janssen, 1983 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Very efficient
L Owen vs R L Mapes, 1984 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 340: Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Doubled Rooks, P wedge
A Sacks vs M Micayabas, 1984 
(B89) Sicilian, 30 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

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07) 1-0 17 straight pawn moves
E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

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

Slav, Czech Var. Classical System ML (D19) 1-0 Perpetual adds R
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

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 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

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

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

Modern Defense: Standard Defense (B06) 0-1 Notes by Keene
G Hjorth vs Keene, 1984  
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Old Line (C32) 1-0 W survives
Reprinuev vs Belishev, 1984 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 44 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

C-K Def: Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern Var (B10) 1-0 Charge!
Short vs A Dunnington, 1984 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0

KGA Fischer Def (C34) 1-0 GT2K Another Nxg5 sac opens Kside
G Bartis vs J S Morgado, 1984 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Morphy Def. Bayreuth Var (C77) 0-1 Bayonet charge!
H Karner vs A Bandza, 1985 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Classical, Maroczy Line (B74) 1-0Triple h-file
Kupreichik vs V Tukmakov, 1985 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Game # 89 in the Soltis book, "The 100 Best."
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

KGA Double Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 Minor sacs, Discovery!
Pettersson vs Nielsen, 1985 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

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

"You can't win by resigning!" -Tartakower; 39...Qf7! saves it.
A Martorelli vs Antunes, 1985 
(C49) Four Knights, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Black sacs come up short
Kasparov vs Constellation, 1985 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Blindfolded Blast!
Kasparov vs Mephisto, 1985 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 36 moves, 1-0

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

Sic Najdorf11. Poisoned Pawn Accepted (B97) 0-1 Blood Bath!
Timman vs Ljubojevic, 1985 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

Brilliant - beyond all recall, Black is "Knee-capped" here!
W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

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

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

Caro-Kann Panov Attack. Modern Def(B14) 0-1Castled K wins again
Miles vs Yusupov, 1985 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

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

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

Old Sicilian. Open/Maroczy Bind (B32) 0-1 Double Attack
Short vs Larsen, 1985 
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

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

Center Game: Halasz-McDonnell Gambit (C21) 1-0 Kside assault
T Halasz vs Tanin, 1985 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Perhaps the Dutch pronunciation is TEA-MAN..., not TIME-MAN.
Timman vs Kasparov, 1985 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Halasz-McDonnell Gambit (C21) 1-0 Orginator deals
T Halasz vs Gritschuk, 1985 
(C21) Center Game, 11 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

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

Spanish Exchange. Bronstein (C69) 0-1U must cross frontier line
E Raaste vs Nickoloff, 1986 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

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

GM N. McDonald's book, "Chess: The art of logical thinking"
Nunn vs A Sokolov, 1986 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 25 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

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Reverse pin blocked-double pin to win!
Kupreichik vs Sveshnikov, 1986 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 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
(A56) Benoni Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit Accepted (C51) 1-0Spearhead Q fork f7 & P snatcher
B Wall vs L Shameson, 1986 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Fantastic tussle
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

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

44.f5!? Bxe3?? 45.Rg7+ Kxg7 Game drawn by stalemate!
M Apicella vs Lautier, 1986 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 45 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

How to blast open a closed position and checkmate.
DeFirmian vs B Kogan, 1986 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Scotch/3 Knights, Steinitz Def (C46) 1-0Common miniature on 6th
G Minchev vs D Miraschiev, 1986 
(C46) Three Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97) 0-1 Hanging N, compromised Q
Nunn vs Kasparov, 1986 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 0-1

KGA Fischer Def (C34) 1-0Sitting N sac resembles a Muzio Gambit
Abrinnikov vs Shevrenko, 1986
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 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

Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack (B03) 0-1 Stunning combo!
J Vetemaa vs Shabalov, 1986 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Closed (B23) 1-0Castled K wins again w/help from Q pin
W Watson vs T Karolyi Jr., 1986
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 6.Bd3?!(C42)1-0 9 MOVER!!
L Teemae vs P Klemettinen, 1986 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

A TACTICAL CONCEPT/TERMINOLOGY LESSON IN ONE MOVE
M Jadoul vs Karpov, 1986 
(B44) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

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

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandi. Exchange (B00) 1-0 Pin, Kside blast
M Sixtensson vs G West, 1986 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed 4.Bg2, f4 (B26) 0-1 Black N tour security for Q
R Hawkes vs K Spraggett, 1986 
(B26) Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3, 32 moves, 0-1

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
S Smagin vs N Monin, 1986 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

KGD. Petrov's Def (C30) 1-0 Early exchanges, Qless MG passers
Judit Polgar vs S Villegas, 1986
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Rc5!! looks insane
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Scotch Göring Gambit. ML (C44) 1-0 Qside Greek gift & R sac
W Holthuis vs K Van Oirschot, 1987 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Def. Panov Attk crushes ...Be7 (B14) 1-0 No Black Ns
Anand vs Adams, 1987 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 19 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

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

Spanish Game: Open Var. Main Lines (C80) 1-0 Deflection!
Timman vs Yusupov, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern(B62) 0-1Violence both sides
Kudrin vs M Wilder, 1987 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 34 moves, 0-1

Simple example of the poisoned b-pawn in the Old Sicilian (B32)
B Wall vs S Millimaci, 1987 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Najdorf English Attack (B90) 0-1Pins and dropped Pawns
Short vs Kasparov, 1987 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 52 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

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

Spanish Closed, Zaitsev System (C92) 1-0The safer K wins, maybe
Oll vs Y Kruppa, 1987 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 1-0

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

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern (B10) 1-0Shift the attack
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern Var (B04) 1-0 Q shocker; N fork awaits
Hort vs S Buecker, 1987 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 17 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Fischer Defense (C34) 0-1 Q sac, N fork
A Harju vs M Liimatta, 1987 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

French Winawer Adv. (C19) 1-0 2 Bishops in full effect
Short vs Timman, 1987 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) Dbl R Sac Draw
Balashov vs Bareev, 1987 
(C18) French, Winawer, 29 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

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B13) 1-0 Q BOOM!
Kaidanov vs Anand, 1987 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 0-1 Zwischenfork!
Wolff vs Ivanchuk, 1987 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: Modern Var (B01) 1-0 Common Qside trap
Pavlov vs D Dragos, 1987 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 1-0

Early sac Nd5 in the Sicilian Chameleon leads to Q trap.
Smirin vs Gelfand, 1987 
(B20) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 0-1 Discovery wins a pawn, Qs come off
Short vs Ljubojevic, 1987 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 0-1

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

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

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Nice combo by Polgar
Judit Polgar vs S Bergsson, 1988 
(B32) Sicilian, 26 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

French Winawer Poisoned P (C18) 0-1Counterattack threatens mate
E Mortensen vs L Karlsson, 1988 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

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 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 456 in Chess Informant Best Games 401-500
Tal vs Speelman, 1988 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Alekhine Def. Four Pawns Attack. ML (B03)0-1 Qside penetration
A Andreev vs Khmelnitsky, 1988 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

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

Game 21: Excelling at Chess by GM Aagaard
Nunn vs Portisch, 1988 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

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

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

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 Exchange sac attk
Sax vs Ehlvest, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Modern Variation Kasparov Attack (B17) 1-0Dbl B Sac
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov. Modern (B17) 1-0 Opening pin traps Queen
Nunn vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Pirc vs Vienna game (B07) 1-0 Notes by Ivanchuk /Informant
Ivanchuk vs A Graf, 1988  
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

KGA 3...Bc5 K's Knight Gambit (C34) 1-0 She's Walled In
B Wall vs H S Hsieh, 1988 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Early R sac for attack opposite
B Jonsson vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1988 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Q-sac for double check, a la Fischer-Mygmasuren
I Madl vs D Summermatter, 1988 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

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

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

KGA Muzio Gambit Sarratt Def (C37) 0-1 2 computers giveaway Ns
Super Forte vs Mach III, 1988
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B78) 1-0 Q sac allows promotion
Mikhalchishin vs Shirov, 1988 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 25 moves, 1-0

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

KGD Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Kside crusher uses all the pieces
L Day vs J R Stopa, 1988 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 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

KGA Allgaier Gambit Thorold Attack (C39) 1-0 White Ns kick it
B Wall vs R Illorde, 1988 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Resembles Damiano's Defense w/a Q mate
B Wall vs D Ferguson, 1989 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

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

KIA Sicilian, French Var (B40) 1-0 Keen B sac, pawn breakthru
Leko vs W Heckel, 1989 
(B40) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Lasker Def (C52) 1-0Beautiful handling of Ns w/Q
M J Schroeder vs I Oren, 1989 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Najdorf. Polugayevsky (B96)1-0 "All Hellers Breaking L
E G F Hellers vs Polugaevsky, 1989 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

Borg Gambit: Poisoned Pawn Var (B00) 1-0 W needs 3 pawn moves
J Roscher vs B Bettermann, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

HOLYMOLYKASMOLY
Kupreichik vs J Sunye Neto, 1989 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. Icelandic-Palme G. (B01)0-1 All3 heavy pieces
A Sokolov vs Speelman, 1989 
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Cruelly portraying the Winawer unsound with repetitive checks.
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack. Dragon dxc5 (B09) 0-1 14.c3?
Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1989 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 61 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B82) 0-1 Zugzwang ending
Short vs Kasparov, 1989 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 103 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

French Def. Tarrasch. Guimard Def ML (C04) 1-0Black hangs his Q
D Donchev vs Topalov, 1989 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 19 moves, 1-0

Awarded "Best Draw" at the US Championships.
Fedorowicz vs Rachels, 1989 
(B57) Sicilian, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def. Classical vs Fianchetto (B56) 0-1 h-file charge
Kudrin vs Rachels, 1989 
(B56) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 All 4 kNights X atleast 1 piece
A Sulypa vs Kupreichik, 1989 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Breyer Def. Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 0-1 Lot goin' on here
Smirin vs Beliavsky, 1989 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 0-1

French Def. Classical. Burn (C11) 0-1 Entombed Bishop, Zugswang
Sax vs Korchnoi, 1989 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B62) 1/2-Crazy R Stalemate
Huebner vs Salov, 1989 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attk (B12) 1-0 Activate a pesky N
Short vs Seirawan, 1989 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Archangelsk (C78) 0-1 Best R wins
G Astrom vs Shirov, 1989 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B83) 1-0Looked easy for youth
Judit Polgar vs H Ree, 1989 
(B83) Sicilian, 24 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

French Def: Winawer. Advance (C16) 1-0 At each other's throats
Judit Polgar vs L B Hansen, 1989 
(C16) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

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

French Defense: Exchange 5.c4 (C01) 1-0 Pins
Ulibin vs Lautier, 1989 
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

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

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attk (B12) 1/2-1/2 B sac leads to pin
Timman vs Anand, 1992
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 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 Shipov vs 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
(B33) Sicilian, 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

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

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