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Generally, such placement is not a good idea because piece mobility is decreased on the edge, but sometimes it works out swell. This collection is much more exciting than it sounds.

Site under construction by Fredthebear.

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.

* Here's a link to Morphy Miniatures:

* Here's a link to a simple tactics course using miniatures:

Nimzo-Larsen Attack (A01) 0-1Develop last N before pawns expand
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

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

Game 42: Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Vladi's Queen sac crashes Vishy
Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1-0

K's English. Two Knights' Keres Var (A23) 0-1Common Qside Unpin
Molero vs A Lootsma, 1980 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 6 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights (A28) 1-0 White Bs toy w/Black
Koltanowski vs NN, 1935 
(A28) English, 15 moves, 1-0

Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit (A40) 0-1 The castled K wins again
H W Apperly vs H Charlick, 1894 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

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

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

Game 67: "Leonid Stein - Master of Attack" by GM Raymond Keene.
Poltoranov vs Stein, 1955 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 25 moves, 0-1

Benko G. Declined. Sosonko Var (A57) 0-1 Mutual Kside attacks
J R Markus vs Zsofia Polgar, 1995
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80) 1-0 Fine Greek Gift
Denker vs Robbins, 1934 
(A80) Dutch, 19 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

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

One of Teichmann's famous games: Q sac destroys last defender
Teichmann vs NN, 1914 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: The Squirrel (B02) 1-0 Had a few too many nuts
Hill vs Janeway, 1946 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Lesson 4: Best Lessons of a Chess Coach by Sunil Weeramantry
Harris vs Weeramantry, 1972 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Austrian Attack. Unzicker Attack (B09) 1-0 Torch f7
C Diebert vs J Readey, 1985 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Two Knights Attk (B11) 0-1 White attacks himself
Stripunsky vs Onischuk, 2012 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 11 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Checks trap Black Q
W Schmidt vs C Maalouf, 1961 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line (B15) 1-0 Famous "Reti Mate"
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0Exploit the pin
Blackburne vs W H Grundy, 1909 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense, Standard(B06) 0-1A kick in the pants from the N
O Hirn vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def(B08) 1-0Occupy hole
Maric vs Petrosian, 1970 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 1-0 She did it again?!
L Schmid vs W Sahlmann, 1948 
(B20) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 0-1 R sac for a ramrod
Bob Brooks vs B Wall, 1973 
(B20) Sicilian, 15 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1 Reti's Mate
Dutch vs J N Sugden, 1964 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 11 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def Central Exchange (B22) 1-0 K walk
R Brieger vs G Kane, 1962 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin. Barmen Defense (B22) 1-0 Rob the pin
E Handoko vs C Chon, 2001
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 0-1 Under 10 game
T Pipan vs W So, 2003 
(B33) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Pin. Koch Variation (B40) 1-0 kNight infiltration
Igor Ivanov vs Nabeiev, 1974 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian French Var (B40) 0-1 Double support the mating square
E Zamudio vs Alekhine, 1926 
(B40) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: French Var (B40) 1-0 ON ALL FOURS!!!!
Blackburne vs Jetson, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, French. Alapin, Haag Attk (B40) 1-0 Count the pieces
E Formanek vs Gheorghiu, 1978 
(B40) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

78 in "Spassky's 100 Best Games" by Bernard Cafferty (Batsford,
Spassky vs I Bilek, 1967 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B77) 0-1 Loco Black Ns
I Yaranga vs V Moret, 2002 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 Entertaining
Kotronias vs Krum Georgiev, 1994 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Sharp!
Radjabov vs Grischuk, 2015 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Variants / Cntr Cntr Dec. (000) 1-0 The better player receives
Philidor vs J Bruehl, 1789 
(000) Chess variants, 19 moves, 1-0

Notes by Irving Chernev. White changes mating squares!
Steinitz vs Van der Meden, 1865  
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

French Advance (C02) 1-0 Q gets trapped after failed B sac
Nezhmetdinov vs A Konstantinov, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Petrosian Var (C16) 1-0 Discovered Double Check
L Mista vs J Fichtl, 1974 
(C16) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0 Knights Smite
Blackburne vs Cotton, 1880 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game, Stanley Var (C26) 1-0 Bxf7+ then Qd5+ & fork, more
Alekhine vs A Evenson, 1918 
(C26) Vienna, 14 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 Nadorf's Knife was SHARP!!
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(C28) Vienna Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 Fabulous Black sac attack!!
NN vs L Lowy, 1905 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

KGD Mafia Defense 2...c5!? (C30) 1-0 Uncommon B pair #
B Raphael vs H Montgomery, 1856 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

KGD Classical Variation (C30) 1-0 Reinfeld puzzle mate in 3
G Neumann vs Dufresne, 1863 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

KGD Classical (C30) 1-0 Absolute crusher!
Burgess vs Randy Miller, 1974 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 14 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical (C30) 0-1 Uncommon++, Knight to the rescue!
NN vs W A T Schelfhout, 1910 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

One of those Games Determined by a Single Profound Move
Chigorin vs K A Walbrodt, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Modern Transfer (C32) 1-0 13...g5!?
A Hagesaether vs G Andersen, 2014 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

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

KGA K's Knight Gambit (C34) 1-0 Watch g6-square annihilation
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. King's Knight Gambit (C34) 1-0 Mate by an unmoved piece?!!
Allgaier vs NN, 1807 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham, McCormick Defense (C35) 1-0 Unpredictable game
Bronstein vs Fidelity, 1991 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 51 moves, 1-0

KGA Middleton Countergambit (C37) 1-0 Surge of the Knights
J Lansing vs R Hart, 1907 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA Rosentreter Gambit Bird Gambit (C37) 1-0 Sac Rh1 Nxc7+
Schoeler vs Zirlacher, 1966 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Greco Gambit (C38) 1-0 Black should develop, not captures
J H Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

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

KGA. Kieseritsky G., Rice Gambit (C39) 1-0 UnusualUnstoppable Q
Lasker vs Maroczy, 1902 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attk Poisoned Pawn (C40) NN had a chance!
NN vs Greco, 1590 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Greco Var. 3.Nxe5 Qe7 (C40) 1-0 Cut & Thrust!
F Slous vs W Bone, 1835 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 The World Famous "Opera House Game"
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 23 of 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 by Alekhine
Von Bardeleben vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def: Morphy Gambit (C41) 1-0 Black moves too many Ps
Morphy vs F Sicre, 1864 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def./Lion vs Bg2 (C41) 1-0 Dynamic Qside Attack!!
Reti vs O Tenner, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0See notes; know both miniatures
Fischer vs K Chaney, 1964 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense/Spanish (C41) 1-0 Dbl Doubled c-pawns
Fischer vs E Longcobe, 1964 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Center Attk (C43) 1-0 Complex Reti #
M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov, 1953 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Napoleon G (C44) 1-0 Film name: "The Last Victory"
Napoleon Bonaparte vs General Bertrand, 1820 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Jaenisch Counterattk (C44) 1-0 Legall's # run
L Bachmann vs Kunstmann, 1899 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

K's Knight Opening (C44) 0-1 Instructive 3.Bd3? catastrophe
Mohishunder vs Cochrane, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt (C45) 1-0Nice Q deflection sac to Opera #
N Shoup vs Marshall, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4...Qh4 Modern Defense (C45) 1-0 Reti's Mate
Maczuski vs Kolisch, 1863 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Steinitz 4...Qh5 (C45) 0-1Don't go chasin' knights
J A Nunez Vallina vs C Ferron Garcia, 1994 
(C45) Scotch Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Horwitz Attack Miniature (C45) 0-1 Pins galore!
NN vs Bird, 1850 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Four Knts Game: Italian. Noa Gambit Nxe4 (C46) 0-1 Ns w/issues
Lenzerk vs Lasker, 1913 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Copycat BUSTED!
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Italian Game (C50) 0-1 3 minors mate king w/aid of Q & R sacs
NN vs W Curran, 1876 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. ML (C51) 1-0 Sitting Q sac for SENSATIONAL #
M Lange vs Mayet, 1853 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical (C53) 1-0 A terrible hang over
Z Andriasian vs M Litwiniec, 2010 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

The Art of Defense in Chess by GM Andrew Soltis, p. 11
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1925 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

Italian Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54) 1-0 BFTC
Euwe vs S Van Mindeno, 1927 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Writer/Coach Dan Heisman's teenage miniature - 1st "book" win
D Heisman vs D Fennick, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Game 42 in 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
D Hermann vs Charousek, 1896 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Philidor Ex/ Scotch / Italian 2Knts Def. Open Var (C55) 1-0 Pin
R Snyder vs Gordon, 1973 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 0-1Too Wild and Wooly
Reti vs Lasker, 1908 
(C56) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack N sac (C57) 0-1 Flames~
Bitanov vs Schmidt, 1971 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Great imagination... dazzling attack.
B Mikyska vs Traxler, 1896 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Showalter's Showstopper @US Chess Championships in St. Louis!!
A H Robbins vs Showalter, 1890 
(C59) Two Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

Renaud & Kahn's The Art of the Checkmate, pp. 79-80
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

The Ukraine Immortal ~ THE UKRAINE IMMORTAL!!!
E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 201 in Three Hundred Chess Games by Siegbert Tarrasch
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1891 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. (C65) 1-0 Bird's Immortal Pin Cushion
Bird vs Steinitz, 1867 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 Fishin' w/a Spearhead
M Brohl vs W Glaeser, 1988 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 13 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Defense (C78) 1-0Back rank Q sac similar to PM!
J Finnegan vs R P Allen, 1948 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 0-1Pawn roller
L Carranza vs Alekhine, 1926 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Original Marshall Attack (C89) 1-0 Capa played 16.Re2
S Sery vs Z Vecsey, 1921 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line (C89) 0-1 Rook lift
A Novopashin vs Spassky, 1963 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 22 moves, 0-1

QP Steinitz CG (D00) 1-0 Compare the play of the Bishops . . .
J Mason vs Chigorin, 1889 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Hübsch Gambit (D00) 0-1 B pair rules!
M Simons vs R Pert, 2014
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Zukertort Bg5 vs Bg4 (D02) 1-0 Back rank pins, R battery W
A Gogolis vs A B Gikas, 2005
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Legall's Mate on Qside
Berliner vs A Rott, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 7 in Learn from the Legends (Marin)
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

QGA. Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0 4 of 5 P moves=doom
P Green vs T Varley, 1996 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit. ML (D31) 1-0 Pins galore
A Maksimenko vs Krasenkow, 1995 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 Home invasion
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1971 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 0-1 Rooks
J Wendt vs R Vasquez Schroeder, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 0-1

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

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Don't rook yourself
V David vs G Kacheishvili, 2001 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 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

Carlsen loses w/white in 20 moves (blindfolded)
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2009 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 20 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: St. Petersburg (E43) 0-1Minors in the mid
V Mikenas vs Spassky, 1962 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

Shirov crushes the Four Pawns Attack with Greco mate threat
J Elbilia vs Shirov, 1993 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening/Dbl Fio Reti (A00) 0-1 Blockade backward pawn
B Wall vs J R Boyce, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening (A00) 1-0 See story: 2nd hand smoke kills R?
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Game 150: "Wonders and Curiosities of Chess"
Capablanca vs Kevitz, 1924 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening vs Lasker's New York System (A00) 0-1 Odd R trap
P Morriss vs M Novkovic, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Baltic Defense (A00) 1-0 Foolin' Bishops
I Frosinos vs P Mourouti, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Grob Gambit. Declined (A00) 1-0 Remove the guard
G Welling vs F Metzger, 1977 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening e5, d5 (A00) 1-0 Qside play, sideways K walk
Larsen vs Geller, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Larsen Opening / Dbl Fio / Hungarian (A01) 1-0 Zugzwang
Bagirov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Bird b3 vs Pseudo Leningrad Dutch (A02) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Chigorin vs J Noa, 1883 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 61 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's Opening/Chess variants (000) 1-0 Really quite beautiful
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 1/2-1/2 Exchange sac -> Perpetual
Bird vs Lasker, 1890 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle vs Modern Def. (A04) 0-1 Here, have my Queen in your lap.
Ulf Andersson vs Hartston, 1973 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio vs Dutch Be7 Stonewall (A04) 1-0 Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Bondarevsky, 1950  
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Black's knight looks ahead to check and fork - white shakes!
J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Accelerated Dragon (Foxy video #104) by Andrew Martin
Furman vs Spassky, 1957 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening /Larsen Attack vs f6 P chain (A04) 0-1 Photo
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(A04) Reti Opening, 66 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attk/Dbl Fio Reti (A06) 1-0 Back rank issues
R Rapport vs Carlsen, 2017 
(A06) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A06) 0-1 18...Bg2! clears the file
Averbakh vs Smyslov, 1939 
(A06) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

KIA. Double Fianchetto (A07) 1-0 Knight in corner pocket finish
Petrosian vs Teschner, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Qh3 fork is coming!
Korchnoi vs K Langeweg, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (A07) 0-1 Penetrating Ns generate a K walk
E Bone vs L Dubeck, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

KIA. Yugoslav Var (A07) 1-0 3 of 4 knights on the rim?!
Kramnik vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

"deserves to be counted among the finest examples of the art of
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack: Sicilian Var (A08) 1-0 Swingin' Swayin'
A Khavin vs Kotov, 1944 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening (A09) 0-1 Not the best way to play the Reti
S Bezgodova vs Y Marrero Lopez, 2010
(A09) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Reti Gambit 3.e3 (A09) 0-1 Failed Q trap
A Manea vs T Nabaty, 2012 
(A09) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Simple Chess by Michael Stean p. 10
Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Mikenas-Carls Var (A15) 0-1 Fortress
Rodolfo Cardoso vs O Sarapu, 1978
(A15) English, 60 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight (A15) 1-0 Pesky White Ns!
Granda Zuniga vs Seirawan, 1993 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1-0

Hanging Pawns/Understanding Pawn Play in Chess by D. Marovic
Keres vs Taimanov, 1951 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs C Munoz, 1957 
(A15) English, 34 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Golombek Def (A16) 1-0 Underpromotion #!!
A Sandrin vs P Le Cornu, 1949 
(A16) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 0-1Computer-like
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 1-0 N sac-> N pin
Lombardy vs Polugaevsky, 1978 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

G34: The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 0-1

King's English Variation (A20) 0-1 Snookered
G Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Unusual and surprising. N trumps P on the side w/ initiative.
J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001 
(A21) English, 84 moves, 1-0

King's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 1-0 Discovered++
Carls vs Spielmann, 1912 
(A25) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Kings English. Taimanov Var (A25) 0-1 Q sac, R+, P#
S Lorenz vs Andrey Orlov, 2001 
(A25) English, 17 moves, 0-1

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

Zuke/Delayed Stonewall Attk vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Bs on 1st
V Kovacevic vs J Klinger, 1988
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 Fischer was impressed!
Portisch vs Larsen, 1972 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Q Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 0-1 Back rank pin
Koneru vs T Kosintseva, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 78 moves, 0-1

Picturesque final position, with an underpromotion leading to #
P Ware vs J S Ryan, 1880 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 81 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense/Modern/Dutch d6, f5 (A41) 0-1 Knights on the edge
A Meszaros vs Beim, 1999 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 47 moves, 0-1

Sarratt Attk vs QID (A45) 1-0 W cashes in on pin just in time
Kamsky vs Onischuk, 2012 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky (A45) 0-1 Similar back rank assault by Black
S Terentiev vs J Gallagher, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack; mutual Kside fios (A45)1-0 UNDERMINE the def
J M Hodgson vs N Davies, 1991 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

London System vs Hedgehog (A46) 1-0 Seize open lines!!
Kamsky vs Tiviakov, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1Subtle N sac removes K
A Acevedo Milan vs Fischer, 1970 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 Deflection & promotion inevitable
A Dunkelblum vs Keres, 1937 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Queen sac for ONLY 2 pieces and a long fight. Newborn classic!
B Ider vs Yifan Hou, 2017 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

Pseudo-Q's Indian. Marienbad System (A47) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl Rs, N
Levenfish vs S B Gotthilf, 1924 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Spassky's 36. Kf3!! starts the King's march to victory
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 58 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. K's Indian System (A56) 1-0 Q decoy sac, Dbl check
I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

This game was annotated by Benko in CL&R, Jan 1970, p.22.
B Blumin vs Benko, 1969 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def.Classical. Czerniak Defense Tal Line (A77) 1-0 28.f3
Petrosian vs N Rashkovsky, 1976 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Dutch Semi-Leningrad (A81) 1/2-1/2 Back rank interpose, Crazy R
F Braga vs P Vezzosi, 1991 
(A81) Dutch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Def. Rubinstein Var (A84) 0-1 N sac aides two batteries
K Grigorian vs Balashov, 1974 
(A84) Dutch, 33 moves, 0-1

White R captures pawn, 2 R's, Q & B. Never saw anything like it
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def. Stonewall. Bd6 Modern Var (A90) 1-0 Light squared Bs
R Palliser vs K H B Allen, 2007
(A90) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Black essentially eliminates White's R from the game until he..
L Aronson vs Tal, 1957 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 36 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 1-0 Up the exchange
Bronstein vs Lutikov, 1960 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

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

3...Qa5 Bc4, d3, Nge2 (B01) 1-0White is active; Dbld Rs strike
N Starr vs C Oquendo Serrano, 2004
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 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

Alekhine Def: 4 Pawns Attk. ML (B03) 1-0 Different capture
H Von Hennig vs I Engert, 1932 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

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

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 35
Bronstein vs Y Nikolaevsky, 1967 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 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

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

Pirc vs 150A w/Bh6 Bh8. Sveshnikov-Jansa (B07) 1-0 cross pin
Short vs M Gurevich, 1990 
(B07) Pirc, 62 moves, 1-0

Pirc Classical Quiet System (B08) 1-0 Heavy pieces assault
L Christiansen vs R Wachtel, 1977
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Two Knts Attk (B10) 0-1 Surprising P snooker
Smyslov vs Chekhover, 1945 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 63 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. Short Variation (B12) 0-1 Open g-file
Wang Hao vs S Megaranto, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

C-K Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Def 3...c5 (B12) 1-0 Pair o' pins
D Andreikin vs Khenkin, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

The pin is mightier than the sword. - Reinfeld
J Mieses vs M Kann, 1885 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def Advance (B12) 0-1White cannot keep the initiative
N Kovalenko vs A Romashko, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def Panov Attk 4...e5 pseudo Albin CG (B13) 0-1 Simul
Alekhine vs M Scholtz, 1932 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 48 moves, 0-1

C-K Panov Attk. Modern Def Mieses Line (B14) 0-1 Notes by Keene
Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1931  
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Wing Gambit (B20) 0-1 Dovetail # or Discovered #
A N Panchenko vs Eljanov, 1996 
(B20) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin. Stoltz Attack Ivanchuk Line (B22) 0-1
Tiviakov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2003 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 43 moves, 0-1

Delayed Alapin (B22) 0-1 5 minor pieces stacked like flapjacks
J Shaw vs Short, 2003
(B40) Sicilian, 51 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 2c3 Alapin. Barmen Def Endgame Var (B22) 1-0 EZ street
M Tscharotschkin vs R Millward, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Closed 6Be3, Ne2 Fianchetto(B24) 1-0 N sac boosts attk
G Crown vs Kotov, 1947 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 Back rank pin
M Ortiz vs D Chinasamy, 2014 
(B27) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Sterling N sac cracks Black
Movsesian vs O Sikorova, 1994 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

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

I think the true penalty is two mother in laws...
B Belopolsky vs B M Kogan, 1984 
(B30) Sicilian, 57 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

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Photo; classic ending
Fischer vs Tal, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

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

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

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack. Haag Gambit (B52) 1-0 Knights rule
E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover (B53) 0-1Raking Bishops too strong
Svidler vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B53) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Def. Classical Var (B57) 0-1 Thrilling Tactical Feast!
Tarjan vs Ljubojevic, 1969 
(B56) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Xeroxx: I want this game to be played at my funeral.
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Classical (B73) 1-0 See blogspot link
V Vepkhvishvili vs J Wiedersich, 1993 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Fearless N!!
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 2006 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B82) 0-1 K finally cornered
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 90 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 0-1 Underpromotion #!!
H Mueller vs K Junge, 1942 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Scheveningen. Classical, Paulsen (B85) 0-1 Q nag
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1947 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 65 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 1-0 Cover that?
Kasparov vs Gelfand, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Guess the finish
Huebner vs F Visier Segovia, 1974 
(B89) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Anand sacs piece for passed pawns supported by bishop pair
Anand vs Topalov, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 0-1Inventor gives it a spin
A Rico Gonzalez vs Najdorf, 1948 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 K runs for his life!
T Yilmaz vs Wojtkiewicz, 1991 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam (B93) 0-1 Beaten like rented mules
Van der Wiel vs Browne, 1980 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 53 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Killer ++
Judit Polgar vs Ivanchuk, 1995 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Najdorf (B94) 1-0 Spearhead on half-open g-file
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Black's 23...RxBd3!! demolishes White's pawn structure
T Luther vs Yudasin, 1989 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Polugayevsky (B96) 1-0 Mind-numbing prowess
Leko vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2001 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted(B97) 0-1Philidor's Legacy
Tringov vs Fischer, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Exciting finale
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2006 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Chigorin 2.Qe2 (C00) 1-0 Notes by Dr. Tarrasch
Chigorin vs Teichmann, 1895  
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

French 2.c4/Sicilian Closed(C00) 1-0 N hot foots it to the back
Keres vs K Ozols, 1937 
(C00) French Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

French, Two Knights Var (C00) 0-1 Swap Q's, gain space
T M Mok vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

Sitting Q sacrifice to allow back rank pin and discovery #
Jansa vs Huebner, 1969 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

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

FrenchNc6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Annotated by Steinitz
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1889  
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

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

French Defense: Advance. Wade Var (C02) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Areshchenko vs A Rustemov, 2014 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 1-0

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 Advance 6.Be2. Euwe (C02) 0-1 Back ranker
Carlsen vs S Agdestein, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 38 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch (C03) 0-1 Bishop pair, bishop pin
F Rayner vs Sadler, 2014 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 66 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Guimard Def. ML (C04) 0-1Offer Q sac promote
Ermenkov vs V Kovacevic, 1990 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 39 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07) 0-1 Cornered
Tiviakov vs Dreev, 1992 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Advance (C08) 0-1 Exchange Sac!
E Bebchuk vs Bronstein, 1974 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 24 moves, 0-1

Victor Henkin's "1000 Checkmate Combinations."
Tal vs S Holm Petersen, 1970 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

Nd7!! Saemisch's Immortal... brilliant kingside sac attack
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 35.Double R Blunder
Z Gofshtein vs M Gurevich, 2001 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 N-Q-R sacs to Boden's #
H Tirard vs A Silvert, 2000 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

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

French Def. Steinitz. Bradford Attack (C11) 1-0 N traps N
Maroczy vs Showalter, 1900
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Burn Main Line (C11) 1-0 Magnificent!
M Johansson Sr vs Teschner, 1960 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 0-1 14.Nd1? Blunder
J Noa vs J Mason, 1883 
(C11) French, 15 moves, 0-1

French Defense: McCutcheon (C12) 0-1 Debut beats world champ
Steinitz vs McCutcheon, 1885 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 0-1Black hits the gas e4
Bird vs Lasker, 1890 
(C13) French, 41 moves, 0-1

French Def Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Maroczy Var (C13) 1-0 Miss
Murey vs B Gruzman, 1965 
(C13) French, 37 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 0-1 Lost minor
Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 1 in 'The Russians Play Chess' by Irving Chernev
P Romanovsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925 
(C16) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Maroczy-Wallis (C18) 1-0 Side Philidor's Legacy
Saemisch vs O Menzinger, 1953 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Classical Var (C19) 1-0 Q must sac, Rs roll!
W Paige vs E Formanek, 1993 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Positional(C19) 0-1 Black backs up, comes forth
Robert E Byrne vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 49 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Lopez V (C23) 0-1 Ns all about; Morphy notes
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Paulsen Var (C25) 0-1 Surprising K walk
Schmaltz vs R Har-Zvi, 2001 
(C25) Vienna, 24 moves, 0-1

An excellent example of an intuitive positional Queen sac.
J Augustin vs Nunn, 1977 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

PawnOfTheDead said: This game gives me the creeps.
J Ost-Hansen vs Nunn, 1974 
(C27) Vienna Game, 38 moves, 0-1

K walk
E E Book vs A Hiidenheimo, 1925 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

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

KG Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 A bit on the hairy side
H Wolf vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

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

KGA. Muzio Gambit Accepted From Def (C37) 0-1 Every U has a job
Anderssen vs G Neumann, 1864 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

KGA. Salvio Gambit Cochrane Gambit (C37) 0-1 Springer
Jouy vs La Bourdonnais, 1838 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Neumann Def (C39) 1-0 Give it a go!
A Gabrielian vs M Krylov, 2009 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 66 moves, 1-0

Black cannot exploit his material advantage in the endgame.
Alexander Petrov vs P Journoud, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Paulsen Def Deferred (C39) 1-0 7th rank
E Berg vs D de Vreugt, 2002 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 45 moves, 1-0

"The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas" by Scheerer pp.39-45
Kieseritzky vs I Calvi, 1842 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense w/Kside Fio (C41) 1-0Pretty finish despite pin
A V Kovalev vs H Stevic, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Black resigned (pin) w/a winning pos
Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Less common # on diagonal
Short vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 It starts out like the Opera House game
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Knights in a spot
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1851 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center (C42) 1-0 Arabian denied
S Reinhardt vs C Schwarz, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) Kids 1-0 Rg6#
Stellwagen vs S Alavi, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

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

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

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Weak fianchetto defense
K Semianiuk vs L Grigorescu, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo (C45) 0-1 Bxf2+
Oral vs R Manafi, 1992
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Tactics & a passer
A Pearsall vs Marshall, 1915 
(C45) Scotch Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Very Uncommon Corner Mate by the Very Uncommon Morphy
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Scotch 4 Knights, Schmid Gambit (C47) 0-1 Double Desperados
Bogoljubov vs L Schmid, 1949 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish (C49) 1-0 Q trap on the edge
Svidler vs Karpov, 2003 
(C49) Four Knights, 33 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: see Dubois-Steinitz (C50) 0-1Demolition on Kside
V Knorre vs Chigorin, 1874 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C50) 0-1 Pawn rollers
A Tiwari vs L Chattarjee, 2000 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 0-1

Italian Game (C50) 0-1 The Black N gets away w/the R
Anand vs Aronian, 2017 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 19 in Common Sense in Chess by Emanuel Lasker, new edition
Morphy vs G Salmon, 1858  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 49 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Albin Gambit (C53) 1-0 Dynamite!
G Atwood vs J Wilson, 1801 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 32 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Kts Def. Perreux Var (C55) 0-1 0-0-0+! Pins
Marshall / Souweine vs Napier / Elwell, 1896 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

2 Kts Def. Polerio Def Bb5+ (C58) 1-0Conjure up a Constellation
Anderssen vs Falkbeer, 1851 
(C58) Two Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Next move is a "Back Ranker" by the Bishop!
V Ciocaltea vs Gligoric, 1965 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 44 in Siegbert Tarrasch's Dreihundert Schachpartien
Tarrasch vs B Richter, 1883 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. Classical Def (C83) 1-0Kside N sac, Rob pin, etc
Janowski vs Winawer, 1896 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 0-1 Max Lange Mating Pattern!
M Kobalia vs Khalifman, 2003 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 35 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C96) 0-1 B vs N ending
Fischer vs Ivkov, 1965 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 1-0Q sac, Royal Family Fork
Tal vs Cherepkov, 1968 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 White marches up the board non-stop!
Santasiere vs E B Adams, 1926 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 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

Levitsky Attack. Euwe Var. Modern Line (D00) 0-1 Masterful Def
J M Hodgson vs M Godena, 2000 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Copycat (D02) 1-0 Quad Pawns in 18, Hogs on 8th
E E Colman vs H Jacobs, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

*Torre Attack 3...Ne4 Gossip Var (D03) 1-0 B back rank tactics
Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2001 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 46 moves, 1-0

Alternative to Colle Copycat: Advancing QG Declined 5.c4-c5-c6
E F Pecci vs Fritz, 2001 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Zuke-Rubinstein b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attck (D05) 0-1 SCBs ending
Yusupov vs Jobava, 2006 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 67 moves, 0-1

Ken Whyld's The Collected Games of Emanuel Lasker, #548, p. 97
NN vs Lasker / Maroczy, 1900 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

QGA Central. Greco Var (D20) 1-0 Deep Sixed by blunder
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

QGA Central Var. Modern Def (D20) 1-0 White Rs roll the ranks
Kamsky vs Salov, 1995
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 54 moves, 1-0

QGA. Janowski-Larsen Var (D25) 1-0 B sac for a P breakthrough
Petrosian vs Polugaevsky, 1963 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 Backed into Zugzwang
D Kosic vs T Christensen, 2005 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Serious pins
A Lein vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Knight runs a marathon before surprise sac at e1!
A Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

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

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 B sac offers become melee!
Ljubojevic vs A Giri, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1-0 R sac attack, pin, N on 6th!
P Nikolic vs M Gurevich, 1993 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Impressive tour de force!
Alekhine vs Menzel, 1923 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Defense (D46) 1-0 Like clockwork
Li Ruofan vs T Aye Win, 2008
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Lasker did indeed consider this the best game he'd ever played
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

QGD Neo-Orthodox Var (D54) 1-0 Profound Q deflection offer
K Panczyk vs M Schurade, 1978 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange (D85) 1-0 Queenless MG w/2 extra Ps
Kramnik vs A Giri, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 59 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Walls tumble
J Brenninkmeijer vs V Tukmakov, 1989 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Modern Exchange (D85) 0-1 R overworked on back r
Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Russian Var (D96) 0-1 Benko's Brilliancy!
Bisguier vs Benko, 1963 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 31 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

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 0-1 W promotes, B mates
A S Rasmussen vs Robson, 2009 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 43 moves, 0-1

Horowitz said "One bad move ruins forty good ones."
G Garcia vs Ivkov, 1965 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

An unusual trap of a rook by a bishop-so queen can gobble it
Smyslov vs Tolush, 1961 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov Variation (E12) 0-1 Miserable White Knight?
H E Atkins vs Alekhine, 1922  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Game 31 in 'Botvinnik: Move by Move' by Cyrus Lakdawala.
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Saemisch (E25) 0-1 Remove the Guard
Shirov vs J L Arnason, 1992 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 43 moves, 0-1

This link: Kibitzing Tricks will tell you how to make links to
Reshevsky vs Fine, 1941 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID. Huebner Var. Main Line (E41) 0-1 Closed motion
Tarjan vs Dzindzichashvili, 1978 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

NID. Fischer Var (E44) 1-0 Seize open file, 7th rank w/N on 6th
Lilienthal vs Kotov, 1945 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 43 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def Simagin (E46) 1-0 Stunning Q deflection sac
Y Krupenski vs Gelfand, 2016 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Var (E46) 1-0 Exchange sac attack
Carlsen vs B O Birkisson, 2017 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

KID. Smyslov Var (E61) 1-0 Watch the bishops bake the cake
Akobian vs A Khruschiov, 2000 
(E61) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

The Black b8 knight makes six moves to stalemate itself
Alekhine vs N E Schwartz, 1926 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 54 moves, 1-0

KID. Fianchetto. Uhlmann-Szabo System (E62) 1-0 Corrected
A Kotz vs P Lebedev, 1937 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 34 moves, 1-0

KID Normal Var. Deferred Fianchetto (E72) 1/2-1/2 Saved!
Lilienthal vs Tolush, 1947 
(E72) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Wow!! One of the best games of the late English GM Tony Miles
S Atalik vs Miles, 1993 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch. Double Fianchetto (E82) 1-0 Unpunished error
Spassky vs Gufeld, 1963 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 32 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

KID. Saemisch (E86) 0-1 Knights roam the countryside
Seirawan vs Piket, 1992 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 67 moves, 0-1

KID Normal. Rare Defenses (E90) 0-1 Messy
C Holt vs Nakamura, 2015 
(E90) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

KID Normal. Rare Defenses (E90) 0-1 To capture or no?
N Milchev vs V S Spasov, 2010 
(E90) King's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98) 0-1 Pin POWER
Larsen vs Tal, 1969 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 40 moves, 0-1

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

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

Cntr Cntr...Qd6, 3.Nf3 Nf6(B01) 0-1 Black is handy w/the knight
A D Green vs A Dunnington, 2012
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Exchange (B03) 1-0 Black threatens #, BF answers
Fischer vs Berliner, 1962 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense 1...g6 2.h4 (B06) 1/2-1/2 Castle into Q sac?!
F Mora vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Watch this!!
Tal vs Y Rantanen, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

G C Reichhelm & W P Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, 1898, p.107
D G Baird vs H Voigt, 1896 
(B32) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin Var (B40) 0-1 Pile on the pin
I Gaponenko vs Koneru, 2013 
(B40) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Var (B41) 1-0 Riveting play!
A Tari vs D Arngrimsson, 2015 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Polugaevsky (B42) 1-0 Not the ending I expected
Nakamura vs A David, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 76 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack. ML (B52) 0-1 White N returns home
Kamsky vs A Giri, 2013 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin (B57) 1-0open e-file
D Janaszak vs A Siwiec, 2009 
(B57) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

IM Jeremy Silman's "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 191-192
Unzicker vs Taimanov, 1952 
(B58) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer. Modern (B61) 1-0 W knight goes ape
Anand vs Xiangyu Xu, 2016 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Dragon. Classical. Battery (B73) 1-0 Kts or Bishops?
D Galula vs Leone, 1955 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Sic Fischer-Sozin Flank Var (B87) 0-1 Sutovsky's Immortal
D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

Excelling at Chess by Jacob Aagaard p. 19
Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attk (B90) 0-1 White played on anyway
V S Spasov vs Gelfand, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 64 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional (B92) 0-1 Passer combo!
Yurtaev vs Carlsen, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky. Modern Line (B92) 0-1
Unzicker vs Tal, 1977 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Var (B92) 0-1Reversed Opera House #
Greenblatt vs Fischer, 1977 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97) 1/2-1/2 All 8 Black pieces
I Johannesson vs S Bergsson, 2007 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Pulnikov vs A Iljin, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

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