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Spearheads A (Batteries involving the Queen)
Compiled by fredthebear
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More batteries involving the queen. Spearheads are quite common, and quite lethal, but that is not always the case in these games.


Odds game produces Legal's mate w/an extra step!
Smith vs NN, 1852 
(000) Chess variants, 11 moves, 1-0

KIA/Hungarian vs Owen/Classical Dutch (A07) 1-0Double Sacrifice
Paulsen vs Owen, 1862 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

French/Owen's Defense (A40) 1-0 Nxf7, Q sac, Philidor's Legacy
H Namyslo vs R Lau, 1996 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Defense (A40) 0-1 Avoidable R sac, unavoidable Q sac
N Tereshchenko vs Alekhine, 1909 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 0-1 Rob the pin, form batteries
J M Hodgson vs Short, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Sodium Attack (A00) Direct hits on f7 and h7; odd mate pattern
R Durkin vs Spielman, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Paris Gambit (A00) 1-0 The six pawn gambit?!
H E Myers vs Tirso Alvarez, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Symmetrical Var (A00) 0-1 Torchered 4not 0-0
S Srdjanov vs Kotronias, 1988 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Buecker Gambit (A00) 0-1 Triple on f-file
Larsen vs F Olafsson, 1959 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening (A00) 1-0 Overworked back rank Rook
H Kallio vs F Berkes, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening, 1...e5 Exchange (A00) 1-0 Constant pressure!
M Michna vs J Dworakowska, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Polish 1.b4 c5 Birmingham Gambit (A00) 1-0 Swallow's Tail #
B Tiller vs L Lovik, 2009 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Keene Defense (A00) 0-1 Nice Qside attack
S Sloan vs D Gertler, 2013
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening e5 ML (A00) 0-1 W gives up the center, back rank
Akobian vs Ponomariov, 1995 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Ware Opening 1.a4?! (A00) 1-0 Double check does it
E Demac vs J Wahlberg, 2009 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Dutch Defense (A00) 1-0 Rook trap
Keene vs D E Lloyd, 1965
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Var (A01) 1-0 Deflections
D H Fernandez vs J Jackson, 2014 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Dutch (A01) 0-1 ...a Chuck Norris kick
B Wall vs K Norris, 1985 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 15 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

Game 7 in 'How Good is your Chess?' by Daniel John King.
Fischer vs Ulf Andersson, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical 4.f4 & 0-0-0 (A01) 1-0Roll Kside
I Rogers vs J Brenninkmeijer, 1990 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern vs Pseudo KID w/open d-file(A01)1-0
Raul Schmidt vs J Gallagher, 2007 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

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

Bird Opening: Myers Defense / Reversed Polish (A02) 1-0 Video!
H Danielsen vs S B Hansen, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Bird, From Gambit. Declined (A02) 1-0 N sac opens h-file
E F Pecci vs Fritz, 2001 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening From G. Mestel Var (A02) 0-1 Open file destruction
Bird vs Steinitz, 1866 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: 1.f4 f5 2.e4 Wagner-Zwitersch Gambit (A02) 1-0
Bird vs Gelbfuhs, 1873 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 15 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) 0-1 3.Nf3 is winning for White
I Schomann vs M Amini, 2007 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

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: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Q sac tags NN in six!
NN vs Du Mont, 1802 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 f-pawn advance leaks troubl
L De Veauce vs Keene, 1963  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 0-1 Sitting N sac, open g-file
Bird vs Lasker, 1890 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch (A03) 0-1 Spearhead thru the front door
Bird vs J W Baird, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

A fine example of the Antoshin by Antoshin himself.
Antoshin vs J Kostro, 1971
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening /Big Clamp (A03) 1/2-1/2 Which Q rules?
W Potter vs Zukertort, 1875 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 1-0 Notes by Keene
Keene vs M Stean, 1973  
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

KID (A04) 1/2-1/2 Saving a lost position w/a spearhead
S Novikov vs Ehlvest, 2004 
(A04) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish, Zukertort System (A04) 1-0 Battery on long diagonal
Santasiere vs R Draxl, 1960 
(A04) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

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

KIA, Q's Gambit Invitation (A04) 0-1 Awesome Dbl R sacs
J Kleiman vs A Pixton, 2001
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Bird-Larsen Attk (A04) 1-0 VERY efficient model game!
Plachetka vs L Zinn, 1974 
(A04) Reti Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs Dutch (A04) 1-0 Too many Black pawn moves
M Krasenkow vs S Kindermann, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Zukertort, Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 IM Gary Lane's line notes
Keres vs Faltweber, 1932 
(A06) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Hybrid KIA vs Sicilian (A07) 1-0 Dbl Rs on open file
H Hamdouchi vs M Bezold, 1999 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Q sac for 9 pts & crossfire acti
Kasparov vs Fritz, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

FR Chigorin/Vienna/KIA/Hungarian (A07) 0-1B pair, pins dominate
Chigorin vs Lasker, 1899 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

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

Game 60: Richard Rti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs K Havasi, 1926 
(A09) Reti Opening, 35 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

Reti Opening (A09) 0-1 The Black kNight dies a hero!
T Hillarp Persson vs I Sokolov, 2009 
(A09) Reti Opening, 59 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Great Snake Var (A10) 1-0 Smashing Rook sac
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1969 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Wade Gambit (A10) 1-0 King walk
G Laco vs M Lanzani, 1992 
(A10) English, 21 moves, 1-0

Very surprising attack. It seems to come right out of the blue.
D Zagorskis vs Sadler, 1998 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 0-1

Gain time on queen while building a battery against the block
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1911 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

English Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Dclnd (A14) 1-0 Kside BASH!
Quinteros vs R Henley, 1976 
(A14) English, 39 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Indian / KID (A15)1-0 Game of the Minute
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1957 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Anglo-Indian Def Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 1-0 Spearhead
Karpov vs Timman, 1968 
(A17) English, 41 moves, 1-0

English Opening (A20) 0-1 B&Q spearhead for Scholar's Mate
J Spencer vs Takacs, 1981 
(A20) English, 4 moves, 0-1

King's English (A20) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl Discovered +, Reti's Mate
Ftacnik vs F Vallejo Pons, 2007 
(A20) English, 43 moves, 1-0

David LeMoir's stupendous "Essential Chess Sacrifices"
F Tahirov vs Shirov, 2007 
(A21) English, 21 moves, 0-1

K's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 0-1 Double Rs sac
J M Craddock vs J Mieses, 1939 
(A25) English, 12 moves, 0-1

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

King's English. 4 Knts Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 Block backward pawn
Smyslov vs Romanishin, 1979 
(A28) English, 33 moves, 0-1

K's English 4 Knights Fianchetto (A29)1/2-1/2 Stalemate blunder
Kasparov vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

King's English. 4 Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Stellar attack
Anand vs Caruana, 2017 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 1-0 Pseudo-Anastasia's #
M Ghorbani vs H Faryad, 2003 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 33 moves, 1-0

English Symtrcl. Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A33) 1-0 Tail end
Keene vs M Basman, 1963 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Mecking Variation (A39) 1-0Out of nowhere
D Dubov vs E Bronnikova, 2010 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 26 moves, 1-0

Englund G Complex: Hartlaub-Charlick G (A40) 0-1 Opera Mate
J Krejcik vs J Thirring, 1898 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Wade Defense (A41) 1-0 Simul destruction on Qside; dbl N sacs
Kasparov vs C Oblitas, 1993 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 29 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. Averbakh System. Kotov Var (A42) 0-1 Stack 'em up
R E Hartley vs Keene, 1963 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 26 moves, 0-1

Benoni-Indian Def (A43) 1-0 Almost every key tactical device
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

Old Benoni. Russian Var (A44) 1/2-1/2 Spearhead on f2
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1934 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Black dare not castle, gets pinned
L Bruzon Batista vs Jobava, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack by Trompowsky (A45) 1-0 Heavy artillery!
Trompowsky vs L Endzelins, 1936 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Fast 3 piece attack
M Sabol vs Votava, 1995 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Barry/Veresov vs Gruenfeld (A45) 1-0 Castle opposite, P storm
A Kashlinskaya vs I Videnova, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Deflection on the h-file
S Halkias vs Pribyl, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Curry/Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0Three mating squares
Janowski vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Torre vs QID (A46) 1-0 Spearhead on 7th rank
Hebden vs N Davies, 2004
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

How to Win Chess Games Quickly by Fred Reinfeld
W Henschell vs M Karff, 1946 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 16 moves, 0-1

Colle c3 vs Indian Kside Fio (A48) 1/2-1/2 Pin the defender
P Troeger vs Keres, 1962 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Saemisch-Indian (A50) 1-0 No ordinary amateur
G Abrahams vs J Cukierman, 1936 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

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

Old Indian Def (A53) 0-1 Some pawn grabbin' is good, some aint!
E Zagorjansky vs Kotov, 1942 
(A53) Old Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def: Janowski. Fianchetto (A53) 1-0 K caught in cntr
Kotov vs C Kottnauer, 1946 
(A53) Old Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Ukrainian (A54) 1-0 Combine Attk & Defense
Kotov vs Konstantinopolsky, 1940 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 41 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def. Normal (A55) 0-1 White suddenly lets Black in
H Shoosmith vs Nimzowitsch, 1907 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 29 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Hromadka System (A56) 0-1 An old trap
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Var (A57) 0-1 R sac, Spearheaded
N Croad vs D Mehmeti, 2012 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 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. Yugoslav 7Bxf1, Nge2 (A59) 0-1 Best Q
Y Shulman vs Khalifman, 2005 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def. Knight's Tour Var (A61) 1-0 Q sac saves active N
E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1979 
(A61) Benoni, 53 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 Def: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80) 1-0 Fine Greek Gift
Denker vs Robbins, 1934 
(A80) Dutch, 19 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Hopton Attack (A80) 0-1 Back rank Spearhead
N E Povah vs P Gayson, 2010
(A80) Dutch, 39 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80) 0-1 Crossfire on Qside
J Demina vs A Muzychuk, 2009 
(A80) Dutch, 26 moves, 0-1

Dutch, Fianchetto Attack (A81) 1-0 The Immortal Losing Game
Sliwa vs Bronstein, 1957 
(A81) Dutch, 29 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton G. (A83) 1-0 Simple yet effective, intermezzo+
A Stefanova vs R Tozer, 1997 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit 4...h6? (A83) 1-0 Spearhead f7
H Krongraf vs U Monsehr, 1989 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 9 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Spearhead g6+
Palau vs Nollman, 1990 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 12 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Vicious MG tactics, Q&B battery
N Kulzinski vs V Tomovic, 1947
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Double Double Trouble
G Timoshchenko vs M Kolcak, 1994 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Dutch Defense: Normal Var (A84) 1-0 Two Spearheads
Rubinstein vs P P Benko, 1903 
(A84) Dutch, 18 moves, 1-0

Dutch Classical. Stonewall (A95) 0-1 Spearhead will mate
P W Hempson vs L S Tate, 1968
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 31 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky Var (A97) 0-1
Taimanov vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 35 moves, 0-1

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

K's English. 4Knts Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Constant pressure on Ks
L Christiansen vs Kaidanov, 1994 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 55 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Spearhead, Skewer+, Q nabs Q!!
Szabo vs Bronstein, 1953 
(A53) Old Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 0-1 Drubbing by a kid!
J Costa vs Judit Polgar, 1987 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 22 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni / Hedgehog (A31) 0-1
Taimanov vs Yusupov, 1982 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 42 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical (A30) 1-0 Penetrate behind Hedgehog pawns
Uhlmann vs Ribli, 1976 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

Indian Game Bf4, f3, g4 (A45) 1-0 Kside pawn thrust, sacs
Jobava vs Mamedyarov, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Mikenas Defense (A40) 0-1 Greed sends White to Hades
Baby Edna Mission vs Dorcas Allotey, 2014 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

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