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Memo '17 to C Quad
Compiled by fredthebear
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1) Read your memos! Otherwise, ignorance makes you a screw up. 2) Play more chess. Read that endgame chapter in Horowitz' book. 3) Be nice to people in word and deed. What a pleasant surprise:0 4) Do what your memos say to do. Otherwise, you'll get canned. 5) Don't play chess at work unless it's your lunch break. See #4.

Mary Anne and Ginger, immediately after you've read this, come to my office. It's a Two-fer Tuesday!!

Thank you notyetagm, olaf4lena.

* 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 Paul Morphy Miniatures:
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

* Here's a link to a simple tactics course using miniatures: http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/x/FTP...


Caro-Kann Defense: Advance (B12) 1-0 minor piece trap
Bologan vs A Campanile, 1994 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

C-K Panov Attack. Modern Def Czerniak Line (B13) 1-0Q sac, Dbl+
M D Tseitlin vs E Dizdarevic, 1999 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

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

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

Variants / French-like (000) 1-0 Sac, fork and pins
Cochrane vs The Turk, 1820 
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92) 1-0 White wins a B
Keres vs S Johannessen, 1967 
(E92) King's Indian, 15 moves, 1-0

Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Qa4+ & fork LPDO Bg4
Lemke vs Brummett, 1977 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13)0-1 67 aint old
I Kovalenko vs Sveshnikov, 2017 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 0-1

English, Agincourt Def. Keres Def(A13/D41) 1-0Rook EG promotion
Capablanca vs Menchik, 1929 
(A14) English, 64 moves, 1-0

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

Anderssen Opening / KIA (A00) 0-1Clearance Sac into Lawnmower #
Velimirovic vs Skembris, 1997 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Black resigns prematurely
Koltanowski vs NN, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: English Var (A01) 0-1 Semi-Smothered Mate
Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attk: Modern (A01) 1-0 Battery outnumbers defender
Bagirov vs G Minaux, 1996 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 20 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-English (A02) 1-0 Desperado Zwischenzugs Tactical N Upin
Ekenberg vs Ulf Andersson, 1969 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 1-0 A dangerous K walk, pin
G Goles vs A Monteiro, 2009 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch (A03) 0-1Chose not to recapture as expected
J S Purdy vs Spassky, 1955 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 1-0 Rook ending promotion
Capablanca vs I S Turover, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 65 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio vs Dutch (A04) 1-0 Terrific knights EG race to promote
Reti vs Tartakower, 1923 
(A04) Reti Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A04) 0-1 Anastasia's mate
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A04) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: The Potato (A06) 1-0 Discovered check bites
E Karahaliou vs E Georgopoulou, 1997 
(A06) Reti Opening, 32 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 C-K Bg4 reversed Torre (A07) 1-0 GMs don't capture when
Korchnoi vs Flear, 1986 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

KIA Pachman System (A07) 1-0 Mighty fine knight work!
Vasiukov vs Alburt, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack vs NY System (A07) 1-0 Make a bigger threat
Vasiukov vs A Bykhovsky, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

KIA/Hungarian / Sicilian Closed vs Dragon (A07) 1/2-1/2
B Maryasin vs Vasiukov, 2013
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Indian Attack vs NY System (A07) 1-0
Vasiukov vs L Lederman, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian e6, Bg7 (A08) 1-0 Force count insufficient
A van Weersel vs M Middelveld, 2007 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Advance (A09) 1-0 Pretty Q sac, diagonal X-ray #
Euwe vs Loman, 1923 
(A09) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

U ever seen Discovered Check response by Discovered Check!?!
R Garcia vs E Figueroa, 1963 
(A10) English, 28 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 1-0 +Removes the Guard
Razuvaev vs D Gurevich, 1996 
(A13) English, 15 moves, 1-0

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

English Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight Var (A16) 0-1 Just take it
S J Hutchings vs Keene, 1973  
(A16) English, 22 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Indian Def. Hedgehog (A17) 1-0 Castled into it
Seirawan vs M Wiedenkeller, 1979 
(A17) English, 36 moves, 1-0

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

King's English. Taimanov Var (A25) 0-1 Very nice game by both
McShane vs Efimenko, 2011 
(A25) English, 48 moves, 0-1

An X-Ray tactic protects the Black kNight to arrange Hook Mate
Svidler vs Gelfand, 2009 
(A28) English, 56 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical (A30) 1-0 Q pin, counterattack!
Polugaevsky vs I Bilek, 1969 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A32) 1-0Cross
C Jauregui vs J de Souza Mendes, 1959 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 18 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Mecking Var (A39) 1/2-1/2 Q Perpetual
L Bruzon Batista vs Carlsen, 2006 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Englund Gambit Declined? (A40) 0-1 Diemer dishes punishment!
H Krebs vs E J Diemer, 1974 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 0-1

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

Stonewall Attk vs Horwitz Def (A40) 0-1Simple N sac, discovery
Kamyshov vs Ufimtsev, 1945 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

Rat/Modern Defense (lines with ...g6) (A41) 0-1 Slippery knight
P Doostkam vs M Darban, 2001 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 42 moves, 0-1

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

Old Benoni (A43) 0-1 Q's back rank interpose won't save the day
Faruk Hoxha vs V Priehoda, 2010 
(A43) Old Benoni, 26 moves, 0-1

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

Trompowsky Attack: Poisoned P (A45) 1-0 Some Ns are better than
J M Hodgson vs R Pert, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Tartakower Attack (A45) 0-1 Remove the guard
Denker vs Timman, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Delayed Stonewall Attk vs Indian Def. (A46) 1-0 Nifty play
Bisguier vs Lombardy, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

20 ... Qd5xf3+! White Rf1 cannot defend both f3-, d1-squares
L Petovic vs A Chudinovskikh, 2009 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Janowski salvages draw using the Take My Rook stalemate trick
Janowski vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benko/KID (A48) 0-1 Discovered attack by N&B
A Caoili vs N Starr, 2002 
(A48) King's Indian, 31 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

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

Lucena's position shows up to haunt Alekhine in 1926.
Alekhine vs Gilg, 1926 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 67 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Excellent Kingside attack
Korchnoi vs Panov, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

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

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

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted Var BxBf1 (A58) 0-1 Pin
K Rawicz vs G Jones, 2011 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted BxBf1 (A58) 0-1Vadim won
V Shishkin vs V Malakhatko, 2001 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. BxBf1 K Walk Var (A59) 1-0 Mikhail won
M Gurevich vs M M Ivanov, 2001 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

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

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

Endgame lessons by Capablanca (notations by Alekhine & Reti)
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

Dutch, Modern Stonewall (A80) 0-1 P captures open new lines
Gruenfeld vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def (A80) 1-0 h-pawn assault, Q sac, royal family fork, N
M Bosboom vs V Ouwendijk, 2006 
(A80) Dutch, 22 moves, 1-0

Dutch, Staunton Gambit. Lasker Var (A83) 0-1Exchange sacs fail
Euwe vs Tartakower, 1921 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit (A83) 0-1 Bxh2+ Discovery
A Petursson vs L Roberts, 2017
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 28 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Dutch. Alekhine Var (A90) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual Mate threat
Najdorf vs Tartakower, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Owen Defense (B00) 0-1 Exchange sac, Rook ending
Morphy vs Owen, 1858 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

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

Nimzowitsch Def: Breyer Var (B00) 0-1 Rare X-ray+
Euwe vs Breyer, 1921 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5, 5.d3 Main Lines (B01) 1-0 Q trap, pinned B
A Dounis vs A Gogolis, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) 1-0 Q forks h7 and LPDO N
A Gonzalez Perez vs D Monell Camarasa, 2012
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

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

King, Bishop & Knight mate pattern vs lone King
Baburin vs G Shahade, 2001 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 135 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain Miniature: f7# threatened twice
Balode vs Sondore, 1965 
(B01) Scandinavian, 7 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Spielmann Gambit (B02) 1-0He opened the door?
H Russ vs K Zeh, 1974 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Hunt Var. Lasker Simul Gambit (B02) 1/2-Perpetual
Vasiukov vs Korchnoi, 1953 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Def. Exchange (B03) 1-0 g-file pressure, blunder
Kashdan vs Euwe, 1932 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: 4 Pawns Attk. ML (B03) 1-0 P fork fails
J Holas vs Sajtar, 1956 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: 4 Pawns Attk. Trifunovic Var (B03) 1-0 Rooks EG
K Darga vs K Palda, 1960 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen, Miles Line (B04) 1-0 N+ robs pin
O Johannesson vs H Haga, 2012 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 13 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen-Haakert (B04) 1-0Pin game clincher
B Al-Hajiri vs M Hamal, 2014 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 15 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern. Main Line (B05) 0-1Foolin' about on Qside
Judit Polgar vs Morozevich, 1999 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Modern. Main Line (B05) 1-0 Useful barrier finish
P Popovic vs Bagirov, 1989 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 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

(B06) Robatsch, 18 moves, 1-0 Qxf7+ removes the guard for Nxe6+
Nunn vs S Swanson, 1974 
(B06) Robatsch, 18 moves, 1-0

Modern Elongated Pirc Defense (B06) 1-0 Central crossfire
Adams vs J M Hodgson, 2001 
(B06) Robatsch, 27 moves, 1-0

(B06) The First Robatsch, 14 moves, 0-1 White missed P fork
Cochrane vs Saint Amant, 1842 
(B06) Robatsch, 14 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. 2Knts. Suttles Var (B06) 1-0 Exchange, not defend
Geller vs O Jakobsen, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 15 moves, 1-0

Chess Variant / Robatsch (B06) 0-1 Whirling Nf2+ Windmill!
Strickland vs The Turk, 1820  
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 0-1

LEARN CHESS TACTICS, Chapter 6: Trapped Piece, by John Nunn
Dreev vs H Saldano Dayer, 2002 
(B07) Pirc, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Def: Two Knights Attk (B10)1-0 Nxf7 prevents castling
Nezhmetdinov vs M Kamishov, 1950 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 Qs in action!
Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1879 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

EG: White wins the battle of the central pawns and trades down
A E Post vs Tartakower, 1914 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 53 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Main Line (B15)1-0 R deflection sac allows Qxf7+
Hromadka vs Kirschen, 1911 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 21 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Modern Variation (B17) 1-0 Consecutive N checks
Pavasovic vs D Zelenika, 2005 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

"Turkish Delight". Best game of the Chess Olympiad 2012
S Milliet vs V Gunina, 2012 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 59 moves, 1-0

C-K Classical Main lines (B18) 1-0 Arabian Mate in 2 moves
Kotronias vs F Vallejo Pons, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. ML (B18) 1-0 Flashback not the same
J Manley vs B Connell, 1991 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

The first rated chessplayer to lose to software. Reti's #.
Greenblatt vs B Landey, 1967 
(B20) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 1-0 Pin followed by N fork
N Gusev vs D Wiebe, 2011 
(B20) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1-0

5-move howler; Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 0-1
K G Shirazi vs J Peters, 1984 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 If QxN then Discovered+
E Gutschi vs N Shalnev, 2010 
(B20) Sicilian, 7 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin (B22)0-1 Pin drops White N; Black N centralized
M Yudovich Sr. vs Kotov, 1942 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 2.f4 McDonnell Attk. Tal Gambit(B21) 0-1Exchange Sac
M W Johnson vs T Niessen, 1996 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian McDonnell Attack (B21) 1-0 B sac breakthrough at base
J M Hodgson vs H Kingston, 1999 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin (B22) 0-1Safety determines which way to capture
Alekhine vs E Cima, 1943 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed / Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Pawn gifts
Nakamura vs W M Buehl, 2001
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Bg2, f4, Nf3 (B23) 0-1 Intermezzo Q+ adds defen
M Salami vs Epishin, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B25) 1-0 Astonishing central battle!
Navara vs Sasikiran, 2009 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

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

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

"Ship of Fools" I think of a mournful song by the Grateful Dead
S Shipov vs Miles, 1998 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 She Thief
Glek vs S Arkhipov, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian (B30) 0-1 Capture-Recapture then Q+ & fork LPDO B
V Giasi vs J Izijk, 2012 
(B30) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0 Over Creative
Bronstein vs Geller, 1955 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Slick White Rook play
Lahno vs M Etmans, 2004 
(B32) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. N Var (B43) 0-1 Captures-Recaptures, Discover +
J H Donner vs Keres, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 24 moves, 0-1

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 Defense: Paulsen (B46) 1-0 kNarly kNight
F Portisch vs Oravez, 1952 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1Deflection+ or Skewer+
L E Bjorn vs G Henriksen, 2013 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B49) 0-1 Seize open lines
A Mesa vs M Cebalo, 1966 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Delayed Alapin(B50) 1-0 N falls for Poisoned Pawn
Bacrot vs S Guliev, 1993 
(B50) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 0-1 Self-induced B trap
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1944 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 0-1 Weak back rank
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 0-1Pawn wasn't worth it
M Socko vs N Pogonina, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 48 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Castle forks are fun
Borbely vs Kovacs, 1948 
(B53) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Overworked Rook
Lutikov vs Tal, 1955 
(B53) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Classical. Fianchetto (B56) 1-0Cross pin the Spreahead
Rada vs Kostal, 1942 
(B56) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer(B60) 1/2-EG blockade of 2 connected Ps
J Sefc vs Averbakh, 1956 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 105 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Modern Var (B61) 1-0 SPOILer ALert!
Ponomariov vs E El Gindy, 2007 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 60 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 0-1 KxR Skewer coming
R Adamson vs J Becerra Rivero, 2004 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Dragon (B70) 0-1 P fork, B skewer
L Kalinina vs N Pogonina, 2005
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack Early devia (B75) 1-0 Special C
P Carlsson vs J B Campos-Moreno, 2006 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Main Line (B77) 1-0 Great game
Motylev vs B Savchenko, 2007 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B78) 0-1 Rook Raid
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78) 0-1 R bites
G Swathi vs N Pogonina, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B78) 0-1Discovery; overloaded Q
L Nemkova vs D Hahalev, 2010 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 12 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

Ch. 1, p. 13 in Tactics in the Sicilian by Nesis
Geller vs Anikaev, 1979 
(B83) Sicilian, 27 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

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack Anti-English (B90) 0-1 Tactics
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 1-0 Rob the pin
O Vlasova vs Ruoshui Cao, 2016 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Hector's EG Promotions Zugzwang - As good as Any
Hector vs J Carstensen, 2003 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Najdorf. Traditional Line (B98) 1-0 Body-Head!
B Savchenko vs V Nedilko, 2010 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 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 Nc6 Exchange Copycat (C01) 1-0 Pin, Kside assaults
Chigorin vs Alapin, 1880 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 (B01) 1-0 Pin Nc6 & Discovery traps Q w/Nxc7+
G Abrahams vs W R Thomas, 1923 
(B01) Scandinavian, 7 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 1-0 Sham Q sac; two Ns on 6th
Tkachiev vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

FrenchNc6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Interference is the difference
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1890
(C01) French, Exchange, 29 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Wade/Milner-Barry G. (C02) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Areshchenko vs A Rustemov, 2014 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 1-0

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

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 Qside P lever
J F Mata Gonzalez vs Akobian, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 0-1

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0Main trap by 2 kids
J Martinez vs D Rybansky, 1993 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

French Adv 6.a3 Nh6 7.b4 Lputian (C02) 0-1 Snazzy Dbl R sac
J Smeets vs D Brandenburg, 2011 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

Black uses an exchange sacrifice to open the g-file. The last m
G Kitts vs Gulko, 1986 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Just take it!
M Sanchez Ibern vs K Isgandarova, 2012 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 38 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

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

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 Dbl threat crusher!
H Lohmann vs Teschner, 1950 
(C10) French, 10 moves, 0-1

Lasker-like Don Quixote-understands his windmills (#)
Lasker vs E Delmonte, 1906 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Kasparov Attack(C10) 1-0Knighted (or Pinned)
G Vescovi vs Karpov, 2004 
(C10) French, 22 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 Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0Black Ps get busted
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2012 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn Var (C11) 0-1 Skewer - see the color of
J Duda vs Ivanchuk, 2013 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 0-1

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Spielmann (C13) 1-0 Greek gift
Bogoljubov vs NN, 1952 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Defense Classical (C14) 0-1 Remove the Defender/Deflect
Von Gottschall vs Blackburne, 1885 
(C14) French, Classical, 13 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Steinitz (C14) 1-0 Sicilian-like 0-0-0, PIN
Judit Polgar vs T Filep, 1990
(C14) French, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Rubinstein (C14) 1-0Notes by Nimzowitsch
Rubinstein vs Levenfish, 1911  
(C14) French, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Tremendous tactical blows by Anand, 25 ♕d4-h8! and 26 b
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C16) French, Winawer, 26 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

French Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 0-1Instructive N vs N EG
Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 65 moves, 0-1

French Def. Winawer. Poisoned P (C18)1-0 Q can't maintain guard
V Liberzon vs Petrosian, 1964 
(C18) French, Winawer, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Underpromotion to avoid stalemate - move 77
Alapin vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 78 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Lewis Gambit (C23) 0-1 Deflection Sacrifice
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1841 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Stanley Var(C26) 1-0 3 possible checkmate patterns
Fischer vs M McDermott, 1964 
(C26) Vienna, 17 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 Outside passer
Judit Polgar vs Darcy Lima, 1989 
(C26) Vienna, 51 moves, 0-1

B's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 Nice combo, but overcooked
Rublevsky vs Navara, 2007 
(C28) Vienna Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 61 in Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Spielmann vs Reti, 1928 
(C28) Vienna Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. ML (C29) 0-1 Q deflection sac
NN vs L Lowy, 1905 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Blindfold Simul! PM sacs to pin the Q, and more pins follow!
Morphy vs Bornemann, 1858  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0R decoy sac, Q robs pin and mates
Z Asefi vs Daryl Allen, 2004 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 Decoy Sac finish
Spielmann vs J Perlis, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 0-1

KGD Classical (C30) 0-1 There's a knight in the house...
B Wall vs S Giannotta, 1980 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 0-1

KGD. Petrov's Def. (C30) 1-0 Alekhine's block w/classic B sac
B Wall vs Bob Brooks, 1973 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Staunton (C31) 0-1 Furious action
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit. Anderssen Attk (C31) 1-0Pin & Skwr
Robert E Byrne vs D Byrne, 1949 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit.Nimzowitsch-Marshall CG (C31)1-0 Z!
Judit Polgar vs K Hornung, 1986 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 54 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer Countrgambit. Accepted (C31) 1-0Remove the Guard
B Wall vs L Kilpatric, 1990 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit. Staunton Line (C31)1-0 BF pins 'em
Fischer vs George Smith, 1964 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

KGA. Fischer Defense (C34) 1-0 Black witch rides her broom
L Day vs J Berry, 1975 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Brothers & Sisters
Morphy vs Bird, 1859 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 46 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Cunningham Def (C35) 0-1Reinfeld # puzzle
F Riemann vs Tarrasch, 1883 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 29 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham Def. McCormick Def. (C35) 1-0 No help for h7
Newhouse vs R Beckett, 1990 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA K's Knight Gambit (C37) 1-0 How not to play Fischer's Def
Morphy vs B Tilghman, 1859 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA, Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (C37) 1-0 Two pins win
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

KGA MacDonnell Gambit (C37) 1-0 Dbl N sacs, Dbl B pins, more!!
Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA Lolli Gambit (C37) 0-1 Q+ & fork has determined many a game
N Lelen vs K Marzec, 1991 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 0-1

KGA Double Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 A very eventful game
J Yoos vs M Barron, 2011 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

KGA Hanstein Gambit (C38) 1-0 Attacked on both sides
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

KGA Traditional 4...Bg7 (C38) 0-1Black battery down h-file w/Ns
J Szekely vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Def (C39) 1-0 Full piece coord
Morphy vs G W Medley, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

P-K4 La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 1-0 B decoy sac, N+ fork
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Fraser Def (C40) 1-0 Bb5 pin is decoy for Nxc7+
Moreno vs Padula, 1980 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 7.Bxf7+ keeps Black K in center
Wang Hao vs A Giri, 2013 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Lion. Sozin Var (C41)1-0 Q sac->royal family fork
B Savchenko vs S Yudin, 2010 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 After the tactical smoke clears...
Alekhine vs R M Folger, 1929 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 Minors trap Q
Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. Exchange (C41) 1-0 Beauty blindfold simul attack!
Koltanowski vs Captain La Force, 1931 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit. Zukertort Var (C41) 1-0 Factor that!
Factor vs F M Currier, 1923 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Overworked Black Q
Schulz vs Alburt, 1969 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense vs 5.d3 Italian (C41) 0-1 Pin, Bishop forks
C Lutz vs Bacrot, 2003 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin (C42) Central Combo
Keres vs C H Alexander, 1954 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Staunton Var (C42) 1-0 Careful EG
Khalifman vs Leko, 2000 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cozio (Lasker) Attk (C42) 1-0Win the exchange 2X
O Sarapu vs A Day, 1970 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42) 1-0Connected Passers
Lasker vs Teichmann, 1904 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Remove the Defender
Anand vs Carlsen, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 6.Nc3 (C42) 1-0 P roller
M Tomcik vs J Magat, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 34 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

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Mason Var (C42) 0-1 2 hangers
B Wall vs K Lawless, 1973 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 1-0 Ns on 6th
Lasker vs J White, 1892 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Relfsson Gambit (C44) 1-0 U don't C this Everyday
Birchbeer vs NN, 1995 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt w/Na4 (C45) 1-0 White shepherds passer
G Harutjunyan vs B Kharchenko, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 62 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Meitner Var (C45) 1-0 R Deflection Sac
Lasker vs Von Scheve, 1890 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Classical, Blackburne Attack (C45) 1-0 Notes by JHB
Blackburne vs Gunsberg, 1885  
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Tartakower Var (C45) 1-0 Notes by Geza Maroczy
Tartakower vs Yates, 1922  
(C45) Scotch Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo Variation (C45) 1-0 Watch f2
J Langreck vs C Boor, 1998 
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1/2-1/2 Light squared fortress
Ni Hua vs Shirov, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1-0 Both Queens snatch Rooks
J Boatner vs Patterson, 1958 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Classical. Intermezzo Var(C45) 0-1Black 0-0-0 w/extra P
Z Varga vs Tkachiev, 2004 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Scotch Game: 4...Qh4 Fraser (C45) 1-0 Dbl R sacs, Q&N battery
Mephisto vs NN, 1770 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Advance Var (C45) 0-1 White to lose his Rh1.
H Huenerkopf vs Spassky, 1984 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Three Knights, Scotch, Steinitz Def (C46) 1-0 Pin, Deflection
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Four Knights, Halloween Gambit (C46) 1-0 Where's the Hulk?
D Falcon vs D Hogan, 1999 
(C46) Three Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Four Knights, Italian P fork trick (C46) 0-1 Remove the Guard
Bickenbach vs Keres, 1943
(C46) Three Knights, 30 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish (C48) 1-0 N sac brings quick finish
Anand vs Aronian, 2016 
(C48) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish (C48) 1-0 She can't be both places at once
Janowski vs Burn, 1905 
(C48) Four Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish, 4 Knights Symmetrical (C49) 0-1 Keep file closed!
Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C49) Four Knights, 26 moves, 0-1

Italian Game 4.0-0 (C50) 1-0 Q sacrifice for unique P mate
O Bernstein vs NN, 1932 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian (C50) 1-0 The old center pawn fork trick pays off big!
R Kohoutova vs K Stodolova, 1995 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 11 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Goering Attack (C51) 1-0 Dbl Bishop Sac
Blackburne vs Mr. L, 1886  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 0-1 Remove the Defender!!
Janos Armin Vesz vs Recsi, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Compromised Def (C52) 1-0 The K was a defender
F A Hipp vs R Lichtenscheidt, 1862 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 30 in The Golden Treasury of Chess by Wellmuth & Horowitz
E Kossak vs Dufresne, 1851 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 0-1 8.Re1+ Kf8
Muller vs Bayer, 1908 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def (C55) 1-0 N sac into Spearhead #
Koltanowski vs NN, 1953 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 8.Re1+ Kf8
F Brown vs Gibbs, 1918 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Defense. Traxler Counterattack N sac line (C57) 0-1
B Ellena vs B Wall, 1979 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

NEVER assume that there is no "Zwischenzug mit Mittelschmerz".
G Elliott vs D Mitchell, 1951 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 K walk
Von Der Lasa vs Mayet, 1839 
(C57) Two Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish, Classical. Zukertort Gambit (C64) 0-1 Gain time on Q
Gipslis vs Spassky, 1959 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1/2-1/2
Radjabov vs Topalov, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Great Moves Never Made: 19.Ne4-d6!!
Short vs Timman, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1Overworked
A Frhat vs Aronian, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 51 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 1/2- Sibling Rivalry
N Kosintseva vs T Kosintseva, 2011 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Deflection sac 29. Rd7! sets up winning dbl attack & skewer
A Arulaid vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1More to Discover
E Busvine vs J Birnberg, 1924 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 11 moves, 0-1

26 ... Re8-e2!! attacks White c2-queen supporting defender
Kamsky vs Svidler, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 54: The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1898 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. Classical Def Main Line(C83) 1-0 Tarrasch Trap!
Tarrasch vs Zukertort, 1887 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed (C88) 1-0 K-B-N vs lone K ending
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2006 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish, Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 Heap on the fortress
Lasker vs H R Bigelow, 1926 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 19 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

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0Pin breaker finish!
Fischer vs Shocron, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0A lesson in count, climb & K security
P Ware vs Meitner, 1882 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

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

Discovered Double Check mates in 8; both checkers are en prise
E J Diemer vs NN, 1979 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Levitsky Attack 2...f6 (D00) 1-0 Basic threats
E Cordova vs A Kovalyov, 2005 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack Qf3 vs Classical (D00) 1-0 Q robs the pinned P
Alekhine vs P A Evtifeev, 1909 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack. Two Knights System (D01) 0-1 R sac destroys def
T Fodor Jr vs Carlsen, 2002 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

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

P-Q4 Zukertort Var (D02) 1-0 Attack a more important piece
Opocensky vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1925 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Symmetrical (D02) 1-0 B+ displaced Black K as defender
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1916 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Zukertort/Rubinstein Opening (D05) 0-1 Stunning interference
M Shereshevsky vs Kupreichik, 1976 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Vienna (D24) 1-0 Q sac works w/help of tumbling knights
B Avrukh vs N Guliyev, 2006 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined (D30) 0-1Instructive R play benefits Ps
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

Yasser Seirawan's Winning Chess Tactics p. 153
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Both sides assault the c-pawn
N I Grekov vs N Grigoriev, 1919 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Classical. Advance (D34) 1/2- Perpetual N threat
J Saladino vs C Cranbourne, 1986 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Exchange. Reshevsky Variation (D36) 1-0 Child's Play!
Bacrot vs S Azarov, 1992 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 29 moves, 1-0

Tate the Tactician! What an excellent series of exchanges!
E Tate vs G Sagalchik, 1995 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Vienna (D39) 1-0 The N stirs fright
Kupchik vs E Tennenwurzel, 1913 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 1-0 Unusual X-ray mate
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1-0 W pawns and minors surge ahead
Mamedyarov vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz. Shabalov Attack (D45) 1-0Bully Deflect
M Krasenkow vs Sveshnikov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 Coordinate, Penetrate
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

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

Gruenfeld Def Modern Exchange (D85) 1-0 W is safe vs 2 pieces
Aronian vs Sutovsky, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 38 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 Def. Three Knts. Petrosian System (D57) 0-1 Curveball
J Markos vs Sasikiran, 2008 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 23 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def. 3 Knights. Burille Var (D94)1-0 R+ Removes Guard
Gligoric vs Uhlmann, 1959 
(D94) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E04) 1-0 B decoy sac, N+ forks Q
M Percivaldi vs E Norlin, 2014 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 22 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed (E06) 1-0 Closing in
V Tukmakov vs D Lekic, 2002 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 23 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed (E06) 1-0 Passer on 7th
V Tukmakov vs R Ekstroem, 1999
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Blumenfeld Countergambit (E10) 0-1 Weak back rank
R Svane vs F Zeller, 2014 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Q decoy sac for a pin
B Morchiashvili vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 2015 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

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

QID Spassky System (E14) 1-0 dark cloud over f6 (and g7)
H Ree vs Piket, 2001 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 15 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Ns invade both sides
Nisipeanu vs Pelletier, 2010 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Pin, Zugswang
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

QID, Fianchetto. Nimzo, Quiet L (E15) 1-0 14 year old wins
A Caoili vs Epishin, 2000 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

QID Classical. Traditional (E17) 1-0 Discovery on the diagonals
H Karner vs Mass, 1971 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 9 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann Var (E22) 1-0 2 Hanging Ns
Capablanca vs Colle, 1929 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

"Every move - no matter how obvious - must be checked". -- Capa
Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 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 Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1 Famous Counterpin+
V Makogonov vs Chekhover, 1937 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Zurich Var (E33) 0-1 Rob the pin
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

NID Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1-0 Food for the critics
Pelletier vs Carlsen, 2005 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

G25: Russians Vs Fischer by Plisetsky, Dmitry, Voronkov, Sergey
Taimanov vs Fischer, 1960 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID K's Knight Var (E60) 1-0 Pin & Qc4+ coming next
Kasparov vs Nunn, 1986 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

R wins over B due to mate threats; King in wrong corner
Lisitsin vs Tal, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 73 moves, 1-0

KID Fianchetto. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Knight strikes
Najdorf vs H Rossetto, 1956 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 15 moves, 1-0

KID, Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Q fork fails Fischer
Santasiere vs Fischer, 1957 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Normal (E70) 1-0 Discovered attack
Keres vs Geller, 1956 
(E70) King's Indian, 15 moves, 1-0

KID Pomar System (White fianchetto) (E72) 0-1 Knight windmill!
J Kourek vs P Chrz, 1994 
(E72) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

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

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. Panno (E84) 0-1 Qside Ingenuity!
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 40 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch (E86) 0-1 GK's most dominating victory over Karpov
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1

Blitz game but still fun. Queen never moves.
Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1970  
(E97) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 Unpin end
Kramnik vs Smirin, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Classical Misc.(E98) 0-1Informant Best Game Prize
Gelfand vs B Kantsler, 2001 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 34 moves, 0-1

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

C-K Def: Accelerated Panov Attk. Modern (B10) 1-0 Know when to
Short vs A Dunnington, 1984 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0

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