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This is a not-so-short collection of various chess concepts as a not-so-quick refresher. It is generally pawn oriented with a mix of tactics and combinations, pawn structures, and a few endgames. Some additional isolani positions are needed in here.

Note to self: Include Najdorf English games from RR3 and games of Petrosian.

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

Zwischenzug in the Opening - Immediate recapture not required
A Durao vs S Horta, 1954 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandinavian. Exchange (B00) 1-0 Remove Guard
P Belmondo vs G Gilardi, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

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

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

FrenchNc6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Copycat first 8 moves wins in 19.
Zukertort vs W Potter, 1875 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 0-1

French Exchange. Monte Carlo/Albin CG(C01) 0-1Greed is punished
NN vs Livingstone, 1941 
(C01) French, Exchange, 10 moves, 0-1

French Exchange Monte Carlo (C01) 1-0 10.Bxh6 sac Kside attack
Blackburne vs W Potter, 1876 
(C01) French, Exchange, 49 moves, 1-0

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

French Defense: Advance (C02)0-1 It's 3 vs 2 or Qc3+ & fork Ra1
Estrin vs Y Neishtadt, 1938 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 0-1

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

French Advance 5.Be3 Qb6 6.Qd2 (C02) 0-1 Rabid Rook
Mateuci vs V Castaldi, 1938 
(C02) French, Advance, 10 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin / French Advance (C02) 0-1 K walk
C Richey vs B Wall, 1991
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 1/2-1/2 Bxh3 attack; 3 connected P's EG
Zukertort vs W Potter, 1875 
(C01) French, Exchange, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

French Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit (C02)1-0 Stunning sacs
F A Foulds vs Lang, 1956 
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

French Adv Milner-Barry Gambit 8Be2 (C02) 1-0 Open kingsides
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1912  
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

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

FR Advance. Wade Var (C02) 1-0 Undeveloped Kside into Boden's #
Yu Yangyi vs A Zatonskih, 2013 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

French Def. Advance. Euwe (C02) 0-1 Sac for passers, OCB ending
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Euwe Var (C02) 0-1Open center, plenty of action
Carlsen vs C Hansen, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

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

French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 The Immortal Pinning Game
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch Open System ML (C09) 1-0 Almost equal
S Kindermann vs Wlodzimierz Schmidt, 1984
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

Deutsche Schachzeitung 1880, p. 346; Gueridon Mate in 2
J De Soyres vs A Skipworth, 1880  
(C13) French, 20 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Richter Attack(C13) 1-0Greek gift, Deflection
A Fritz vs J Mason, 1883  
(C13) French, 21 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Fingerslip, Kunin Double Gambit (C15) 1-0 Opera #
R Schwarz vs Labau, 1948 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Var (C10) 1-0 Q gets snarred pawn grabbing
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Double threat
Woehl vs Krusius, 1920 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Fort Knox (C10)1-0 10 moves. #39, Discovery
Wood vs Lambert, 1948 
(C10) French, 10 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Useless vs. Useful Checks
B Wall vs W Wall, 1969 
(C10) French, 12 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

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Pesky B pair
O de la Riva Aguado vs R Pogorelov, 2001 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Both Black N's pinned
Tal vs M Strelkov, 1949 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein, Blackburne Def. (C10) 0-1 Check & Defend h7
P Charbonneau vs H A Hussein Al-Ali, 2008 
(C10) French, 13 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Pesky B pair
Nijboer vs R Cifuentes, 1997 
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) Smothered Mate
B Koester vs R Gralla, 1971 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 0-1

Absolutely fantastic save in a rook ending - being down 2 pawns
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1911 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein, Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 VA survives bold VK
Anand vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook device
Van der Wiel vs E Berg, 2007 
(C10) French, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Constriction strategy
Steinitz vs Sellman, 1885 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 1-0 Elegant Simplification
Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1941 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 65 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Adv(C08) 1-0Rob back rank defender
Carlsen vs P Nikolic, 2005 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 22 moves, 1-0

The Greek Gift is fatal for Black. 1-0, 15 moves; Wing Gambit
F Cirabisi vs V Cugini, 1992 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

French Two Knights (C00) 1-0 P lever aids White battery
I Rogers vs R Witt, 2005
(C00) French Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Schlechter 3.Bd3?! (C00) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Carlsen vs I A Abusdal, 2003 
(C00) French Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

French Def. Exchange (C01) 0-1 Black threatens mate, rescues B
M Elyashiv vs Alekhine, 1909 
(C01) French, Exchange, 20 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 Game 5 of Nimzowitch's 'My System'
Von Haken vs Giese, 1913  
(C01) French, Exchange, 34 moves, 0-1

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

Albin CG / French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var(C01) 0-1Back Ranked
B Gross vs M Kastor, 2000 
(C01) French, Exchange, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 33: 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 Alekhine
A Pomar Salamanca vs Alekhine, 1945  
(C01) French, Exchange, 48 moves, 0-1

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

French Def 2.c4 d5 3.cxd5 (C00)1-0 Great Brilliancy Prize Game
E Steiner vs Tartakower, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French Defense vs 2.c4 (C00) 1/2-1/2 Liquidation
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 2009 
(C00) French Defense, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

French, Horwitz Attack. Papa-Ticulat Gambit (C00) 1-0 Declined
G Krauss vs R Larson, 1949
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Chigorin Var (C00) 0-1 Transposes to Dbl KP
V Zvjaginsev vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

French Chigorin 2.Qe2 d5 exchange (C00) 0-1 Mutual K attacks
L Nestorovic vs Ulibin, 2012
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

French, Alapin Gambit (C00) 1-0 Ignore the fork, hunt the king!
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Alapin Gambit (C00) 0-1 Bishop Fork
R Soikkeli vs J Ryan, 2005
(C00) French Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

French Def. Alapin Gambit (C00) 0-1Discovery creates 3 isolanis
B Searson vs A Parry, 2001
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

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

Classical Bird (A02) 1-0 Interesting P play, Dbl N sacs, B shot
A Bryntse vs P Wikstrom, 1972 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening/Stonewall Attack (A02) 1-0 Q sac, Discovered+ & N#
R M Bruce vs R Bruce, 1957 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Def. / Dutch Classical (A80)1-0 R EG; AA & Reti notes
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

Dutch Stonewall. Modern Bd6 (A90) 1-0 Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs A Pirtskhalava, 1947  
(A90) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0

Variants / KGA Muzio Gambit (000) 1-0 Sacs into Double B Mate!!
Janowski vs NN, 1895 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid 5...NxBc4 (C28) 1/2-1/2
Larsen vs Geller, 1976 
(C28) Vienna Game, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Potter Variation (C45) 1-0 c-file bone in throat
Blackburne vs G MacDonnell, 1876  
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Potter Var (C45) 1-0 Rob the pin, & back defender
D Howell vs M Roiz, 2015 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical 4.0-0. Albin Gambit (C50) 1-0 Non-stop
I K Sukandar vs M Pleim, 2004 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Notes by Capa
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 64 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Paulsen (C51) 1-0 A variety of techniques to mate
Zukertort vs Allies, 1869
(C51) Evans Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky Teaches Chess p.140-142 GM Samuel Reshevsky, US Champ
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attk (C55) 0-1Irksome Q+
S Tavares vs M Ebeling, 1981
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C55)1-0 91-year old handles isolani
Koltanowski vs M Stobbe, 1994 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 56 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

Game 163 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Parma, 1966
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 1-0 Line clearance
Robatsch vs F J Perez Perez, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Pirc Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 1-0 Fischer's R block!!
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Austrian Attack. Weiss(B09) 1-0Sac & seize open lines
Tan Hoan Liong vs Pirc, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack (B09) 1-0 Development traps Q
R Averby vs V M Ostroverkhov, 1967 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Exchange (B13) /Scandivian (B01) 1-0 Bxf7+, Ne5+unpin
Keres vs V Tepaks, 1942 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 47 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Beefeater Var (A40) 0-1 X-ray Defense
J Kulbacki vs B Wall, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Averbakh Variation (A42) 1-0 Uncastled K loses
M Bobotsov vs O M Hindle, 1967 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 23 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 0-1Pile on pin & fork
P Sangla vs Karpov, 1968 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Curry/Torre Attk: Classical Def. Nimzowitsch Var(A46) 1-0 o-o-o
I Sokolov vs Karpov, 1995 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Add or Subtract
Dus Chotimirsky vs Kotov, 1938 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Stunning decoy sacrifice
Szabo vs I Polgar, 1969 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD Three Knights (D37) 1-0 Discovery; the White N is immune
Tal vs Birjanis, 1952 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

Capablanca received first prize for best game for this win
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Colle 5.c3 System (A46) 1-0 Queenside pawn majority
Tartakower vs R Domenech, 1934 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzovich annotates an endgame plan true to 'His System'
F J Lee vs Nimzowitsch, 1907  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 0-1

Nimzomania--world's longest stalemate combination. 2R vs. 2R.
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Exchange. Schallopp(D12) 1-0 3...Bf5 4.c4 transposes QGD
Koltanowski vs A G Conde, 1936 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Slav, Quiet Variation. Pin Def (D12) 1-0 Karpov still has it.
Karpov vs Ponomariov, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

WC: Slav Czech. Carlsbad (D17) 1-0Minority Attk, Pins, Penetra
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Standard 3 piece Kside attack
C Magerkurth vs A Subochek, 1950 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def, Schara G (D32) 1-0 4 consecutive pawn captures!
D Fidlow vs A Maier, 1959 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 8 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

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

Game 287: Anatoly Karpov - My Best 300 Games
Karpov vs Lautier, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D47) 1-0 Violent blunder
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 1-0 Queenside Minority Attack
Denker vs I A Horowitz, 1933 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange Variation (D35) 0-1 Failed Minority Attack
Portisch vs Kasparov, 1989 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 0-1

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

[Superiority on the Wings] A. Pawn Majority on the Wing
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1948 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Q's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. ML (D37) 1-0 Black IQP
Carlsen vs Short, 2004 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Barmen Var (D37) 1-0Straight into R ending
T Nyback vs T Michalczak, 2006
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 1-0

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

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

The Dancing Knight, Diligent Rook & Dastardly Minority Attack
Larry Evans vs H Opsahl, 1950 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0

Karpov completely reorganize his pieces to get a single pawn
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1-0

QGD Tartakower Def. Exchange (D59) 1-0 Applause: No move wasted
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov-Petrosian ML (E12) 0-1Minority Attack bxc6 counter
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Def (E11) 0-1Stunning K assault beats Minority Attk
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

38 .. Bc5xf2! destroys White f2-pawn, leaving connected passers
Shirov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

QID Classical. Traditional, Main Line (E19) 1-0 Klunker Black R
Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 43 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Bronstein(Byrne) (E45) 0-1Black Kside Minority Attk
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

QGD Modern Var (D53) 0-1 Some good & bad pawn advances
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886  
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Modern. Normal (D55) 0-1Mimic b-pawns block Minority Attack
Benko vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Buenos Aires Var (A02) 1-0Blitz; Minority Attack
Fischer vs Smyslov, 1970 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 64 moves, 1-0

Garry sinks Deep Blue: Exchange sac creates connected passers
Kasparov vs Deep Blue, 1997 
(A06) Reti Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 1-0 Steady adv
T Nyback vs H Kaenel, 2006 
(A13) English, 62 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

Old Indian Def. Czech Var w/Nc3 (A53) 0-1 Rook show stopper!!!
V Mikenas vs Bronstein, 1965 
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Var (A57) 1-0Country belt whippin
Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2008 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto (A58) 1-0 Thorny pawn
E Tegshsuren vs T D Andrews, 2008 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Taimanov (A67) 1-0 Bold aggression
Theo Schmidt vs A Walczak, 1990 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton(C42) 1-0The shoe will
V Gashimov vs E Karadeniz, 2002
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 0-1 Bully Queen occupation
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Classical. Central Var (C64) 1-0 Pawn rampage, Q sac
G Neumann vs J Schulten, 1865 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 16 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Hedgehog (C66)0-1 a-pawn is the difference
Schiffers vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

Spanish Exchange (C68) 1-0 Lasker wins w/Kside P majority!
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 55 moves, 1-0

Simple Chess by Michael Stean, page 141
Karpov vs H Westerinen, 1974 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C74) 0-1 Careful Def
Tal vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78) 1-0 Massive complications
Nakamura vs Shirov, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 93 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. Classical Def (C83) 1-0 R shot! Q to nab Q!
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Center Attack (C84) 1-0 Pawn promotion lesson
Tal vs Straume, 1953 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 58 moves, 1-0

A -TREMENDOUS- example of tactical play by Kramnik.
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2007 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern (C89) 1/2-1/2 OCB ending
Leko vs G Sargissian, 2008 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 1-0 Q sac removes f7 defender
Karpov vs Geller, 1983 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed (C88) 0-1 Classic Rook EG annotated by Lasker
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Minor pieces EG
Karpov vs Romanishin, 1979
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 62 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Chigorin Def (C97)1-0 Q is overworked defender
Tal vs Gligoric, 1964 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Defense (C98) 1-0 Squeeze play
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

The Isolated Pawn Couple... a well-studied game
G A Thomas vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0Prudent promotion tactics
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

Sic Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 0-1 P thrusts, basic tactics
Greenblatt vs Fischer, 1977 
(B27) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack ML (B77) 1-0 Q vs 2 Rooks
Fischer vs D Byrne, 1963 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Dragon. Classical, Tartakower Line (B74) 1-0 Q trap
Ragozin vs Aronin, 1948
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Classical, Tartakower Line (B74) 1-0 B vs N EG
V Bach vs K Shirazi, 1990 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze (B36) 1-0 Pin
Smyslov vs Korchnoi, 1961 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze Var (B36) 1-0 SCB
Polugaevsky vs P Ostojic, 1969
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Four Knights (B40) 1-0 Pins, Dbl Rook Sacs
Kupreichik vs G Barenboim, 1968 
(B40) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 1-0 Lucena position ahead
Potkin vs N Vitiugov, 2012 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 73 moves, 1-0

Kan Wing Attack (B43) Black's pinned pawns are riddled
Igor Ivanov vs Karpov, 1979 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Clearance sac into fork+
Kasparov vs P Yamamoto, 2004 
(B50) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 How'll the opponent respond?
Karpov vs Sznapik, 1969 
(B50) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B65) 1-0 Aggressive center
Stein vs V Osnos, 1959 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Classical(B74) 1-0Exchange, then what happens?
B Kostic vs Noteboom, 1931 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Tal Var (B82) 1-0 Sacs and pins
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. Scheveningen (B84) 0-1 Weak back rank despite 2Rs
H Lehmann vs Fischer, 1965 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Polgar punishes Black for allowing pawn to arrive to f6
Zsofia Polgar vs Suba, 1989 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Spellbound Clincher w/Photo
Anand vs Morozevich, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Baltic Defense (D02) 1-0 Very efficient
T Jugelt vs M Ehrke, 2008 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

"Game of the Millennium" at SF's Mechanics Institute Chess Club
Igor Ivanov vs V Mezentsev, 2000 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense (D07) 1-0 Pickled R
T Gelashvili vs M Paz, 2004 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Bled Attack (D17) 1-0 Gruesome pin
Bacrot vs Bareev, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 1-0 Crummy Black pawn structure
G Timoshenko vs J Persson, 1997
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Man-Machine Chess Ch. 2003 Semi-Slav Def. Accelerated (D45) 1-0
Kasparov vs X3D Fritz, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 1-0 The Pillsbury Bind
Chekhover vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

A true Karpovian game; Black has been squeezed out of space
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Russian. Prins Var (D97)1-0 IQP allowed activity
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 41 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

KIA vs French Defense Guimard Hybrid (C00) 1-0 Weak Backward P
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 66 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: K Indian Attack (A06) 0-1Marshall toys w/AN
Nimzowitsch vs Marshall, 1907 
(A06) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Petrosian plays simple chess to win KIA at Stockholm Interzonal
Petrosian vs Teschner, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

KIA w/e5 wedge (A07) White tears open fianchetto w/Q sac
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian/French (B40) 1-0 Obstruction from mating square
Fischer vs Ivkov, 1966 
(B40) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

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

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

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0It looked like an Alekhine t-bolt
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal (E53) 1-0 Tactics prevail!!
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 25 moves, 1-0

A model IQP game by Nepomniachtchi
I Nepomniachtchi vs A A Kharitonov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 48 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Def. Averbakh. Flexible Defense (E70)1-0 Kickin' it!
Tan Zhongyi vs Ying Zhu, 2015 
(E73) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Ch. 1, p. 10 in Understanding Pawn Play by GM Marovic
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Ch. 1, p. 14 in Understanding Pawn Play by GM Marovic
Portisch vs Karpov, 1975 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

19 d4-d5!! spectacular win for Yusupov in model IQP game
Yusupov vs E Lobron, 1996 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 28 moves, 1-0

The all -time IQP classic that unleashes the power of d5!!
Kamsky vs Short, 1994 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Ch. 1, p. 19 in Understanding Pawn Play by GM Marovic
Gligoric vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1974 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 30 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Gligoric System Exchange at c4 (E54) 0-1 Hanging Ps
Portisch vs Karpov, 1978 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 40 moves, 0-1

QGA Classical Def. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 Isolani Grinder
Kramnik vs Anand, 1999 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 70 moves, 1-0

Game 32 in 'Why Lasker Matters' by Andrew Soltis.
Lasker vs Maroczy, 1900 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 18 in 50 Essential Chess Lessons by Steve Giddins
Smyslov vs Karpov, 1971 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 419 in Chess Informant Best Games 401-500
Kasparov vs Short, 1986 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik "100 Selected Games"; Winning w/the IQP
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Understanding Pawn Play in Chess by GM Marovic, p. 20
Gligoric vs E Eliskases, 1960
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Judgment and Planning in Chess, Euwe pp.15-16 Qside P majority
Botvinnik vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

How to use an isolated d-pawn, by Garry Kasparov.
Kasparov vs N Faulks, 2003 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 40 moves, 1-0

IQP
Karpov vs Uhlmann, 1973 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0Black Ps get busted
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2012 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 Good vs Bad light Bishop
Svidler vs Yifan Hou, 2009 
(C11) French, 64 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Precision
Spassky vs Y Porat, 1968 
(C11) French, 25 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

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

Tarrasch Defense: Two Knights (D32) 0-1 Forced K March
Dlugy vs S Trindade, 1983 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Rubinstein System (D33) 1-0 "Chess Fundamentals"
Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 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

Tarrasch Def. Prague Var (D34) 1-0 Threats of outside passers
V Milov vs L Christiansen, 2005
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange, Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 Minority attack, Ns swirl
W Arencibia vs Jobava, 2005 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

London $ystem vs Semi-Tarrasch (D02) 1-0 Minority Attack, R EG
R Appel vs M Sebag, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 1-0

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

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