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On the Edge of Fredthebear's Cliff Ledge
Compiled by fredthebear
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Think before you drink! Only fools text and drive! Who in their right mind would take their eyes off the road for 5-10 seconds?

Thank you frank124, Johan C.

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

* Here's a link to some fabulous chess brilliancies: https://www.chess.com/article/view/...

* Tips and the Blue Knights games:
http://academicchess.org/learn/rich... http://www.chessdryad.com/education...
http://www.chessdryad.com/education...

* Here's a link to 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...

* Secrets of Combination from naku1964: Game Collection: Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters Volume II

* 23 pages of King's Gambit (over 2000 games) wins by Black! http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_pattern
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

KGA Becker Def (C34) 1-0 GT2K Sac Nxg5, Qh5+, Spearhead Qf7+
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA (C34) 1-0 GT2K 3...h5 is called 'Wagenbach-Defense'
N R McDonald vs R J Dive, 1994 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

KGA Becker Def (C34) 1-0 GT2K Another Nxg5; h-file spearhead
Fedorov vs M G Notkin, 1996 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

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

KGA Gianutio Cntrgambit (C34) 1-0 GT2K Dbl B attk by both sides
Wardaugh vs C Brown, 1969 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA MacLeod Defense (C34) 1-0 Textbook development, easy attack
L Schmid vs H Hoffmann, 1943 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 GT2K Q Trap
D Baretic vs Uremovic, 1957 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 18 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Def McCormick Def (C35) 1-0 Sac Bxf7+ K walk
Teschner vs NN, 1951 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA Quade G. (C37) 1-0 GT2K Sac Rh1 & Qe7 Semi-Smothered#
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 Sudden Philidor's Legacy in center
Bird / Dobell vs NN, 1886 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA Rosentreter Gambit Bird Gambit (C37) 1-0 GT2K Sac Rh1 Nxc7+
Schoeler vs Zirlacher, 1966 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Rosentreter Gambit Bird G (C37) 1-0 GT2KSac Rh1 Smothered #
Bird vs NN, 1869 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA MacDonnell Gambit (C37)1-0 Sac Minors, Discovered+, QxQ etc
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

KGA Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 GT2K Sac Rh1 Interesting book line
G Jonczak vs E Suarez, 1979 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA Traditional (C38) 1-0 GT2K Bc4 pin, Ng5, Qh5-Qh7#
Blackburne vs W Hamilton, 1862 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

KGA Greco Gambit (C38) 1-0 GT2K Qf7# Spearhead
Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

KGA: Double N Sacrifice & Q Sac -- as good as it gets!
W Napier vs NN, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Rubinstein Var (C39) 1-0 GT2K
Stoltz vs Saemisch, 1932 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 0-1 The worst way to start
Van Kessel vs Rensen, 1990 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

Owen Def. Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 1-0 6...Bg7 Out of business
G den Broeder vs W Wegener, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 75 in 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
Bildhauer vs G Janny, 1927 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) /C-K Exchange (B13) 1-0 Unpin
T Aalto vs NN, 1993 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann: Forgacs Variation (B15) 0-1 Q+, Q+ & fork LPDO B
A Sira vs N Zahonova-Konopkova, 1993 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 7 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Bxf7+ Unpin, QxQ decoy, N+ fork
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1575 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA. Cunningham Def (C35) 0-1 Pin and N+ fork
Iverhov vs Ilianako, 1957 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 8 moves, 0-1

KGA. Double Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 Activate ALL your pieces!
B Renaut vs NN, 1974 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Damiano 8. h4 h5 9. Bxb7 Bxb7 10. Qf5+ Kh6 11. d4+ g5 12. Qf7
P Korhonen vs Chai Chin Lim, 2000 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 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

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

This shows how to win in a dozen moves -- WITHOUT A QUEEN!!
Tarrasch vs Schroder, 1890 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 1-0

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

N unpin Q sac starts trouble. B pin sac, N fork+ ends it.
Keene vs E Fielder, 1964  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 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

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 1/2-1/2 Sac to Perpetual
G Kallai vs K Mokry, 1994 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni / Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43) 1-0 3 simultaneous pins
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(A43) Old Benoni, 12 moves, 1-0

Duras Gambit (B00) 1-0 Blind Swine into Arabian Mate
O Sarapu vs Z Frankel, 1952 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense 4.h4 (B00) 1-0 White's timely h-file action rules
Wolff vs T Wall, 1985 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Borg Defense (B00) 1-0 Don't move pawns when pieces need movin'
Lubomir Cierny vs B Berg, 1993
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Minors biting majors
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Keene Var (B00) 1/2-1/2 Kside perpetual elements
A Tate vs Pavel Dimitrov, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Owen Defense (B00) 0-1 Neat Queen trap threatens mate
Bamber vs R Chranowski, 1986 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Nxf7 sac leads to Philidor's Legacy
Burn vs Owen, 1898 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandi. Exchange (B00) 1-0 Remove Guard BxNc6+
P Belmondo vs G Gilardi, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def Scandinavian. Exchange Var (B00) Tim Taylor e5
O Barbosa vs J Gonzales, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Resembles Opera #
Gligoric vs J Rosenstein, 1963 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Uncommon Opening/Modern (B00) 1-0 Smothered Queen
J Cukierman vs NN, 1934 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

3...Qa5->Qh5, Nc6, Bg4 (B01) 0-1 Dual B pins, captures
G Helbach vs Rotlewi, 1909 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...QxQf3 (B01) 1-0 Qless. OCB+R ending.
Pavel Dimitrov vs H Mortensen, 2008 
(B01) Scandinavian, 59 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Mieses-Kotroc (B01) 1-0 Nxf7 shades of Alekhine
Movsesian vs K Piorun, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 18 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Modern (B01) 1-0 Extended Legall's Mate w/K hike
Imbaud vs Strumilo, 1922 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5, Bg4 8.f3 (B01) 1-0 Deflect the defender
D Trujillo Delgado vs P Heimbaecher, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. 3.Bb5+ Modern (B01) 1-0 Search & Seisure
Julian Martin vs M Lammers, 2016 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 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

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts (B01) 0-1 Unsuccessful Unpin
Nilzon vs Garcia, 1980 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 0-1

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

Alekhine Defense: Two Pawn Attack (B02)1-0 N+ Discoveries next
K Richter vs W Jurgschat, 1952 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Brooklyn Var (B02) 1-0 c2 attack backfires
Pillsbury vs E Chatard, 1900 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 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) 1-0 Q trap
S Samarian vs G G Alexandrescu, 1956 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Transposes to Russian Game (C42) 0-1 Beware same side B&N on f2
J Lastovicka vs F Vykydal, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 12 moves, 0-1

Transposes to Russian Game (C42) 0-1 Beware same side B&N on f2
Keene vs Orly, 1961  
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Scandinavian Var (B02) 1-0 BLACK K MARCH!!
P Vucinic vs D Djurovic, 1984 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian (B02) 1-0 Bxf7+ Unpin Ng5+
S Ritvin vs E Z Rabin, 2006 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def., Scandi Var. Geschev Gambit (B02) 0-1 Legall's #
NN vs G Geshev, 1935 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Normal (B03) 0-1 Develop Ns before Bs
Hecker vs A Harju, 1976 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: 4Pawns Attack. Trifunovic Var (B03) 1/2-Perpetual
M Wootton vs W Kilmer, 2007 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

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. Alburt Var (B04) 1-0Aims at f7, displace K
M Kobalia vs A Krivonogov, 2001 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard Def (B06) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
V Vepkhvishvili vs D Magalashvili, 1966 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 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 Defense: Standard (B06) 1-0 Bxf7+ vs both Ns developed
J Sylvan vs A Flaata, 1994 
(B06) Robatsch, 10 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 Q forks 2 units
Vasiukov vs Razuvaev, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 8 moves, 1-0

Czech Defense: Pribyl (B07) 0-1 Rook X-Ray defense gets Q back
Suetin vs Pribyl, 1987 
(B07) Pirc, 38 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

Caro-Kann: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Nxf7 KxNf7 Qxe6+
Alekhine vs R Bruce, 1938 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

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

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attack Dreyev Def (B12) 1-0 3 Piece
Kotronias vs D King, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Capture-Recapture, then?
Shaked vs J Heger, 1992 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 10 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

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin Barmen Def Central Exchange / C-K(B13) 1-0
B Wall vs Johnny Thomas, 1977 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange Var (B13) 1-0 Unpin wins material
Ziganovic vs Laketic, 1980 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 7 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 Q trap
C Pickett vs W Veatch, 1986 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 8 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Exchange. Rubinstein Var (B13) 1-0 QP move order
Vidmar vs J Kvicala, 1908 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Forgacs Variation (B15) 1-0 Boden's Mate w/Q
Chulkov vs Gavemann, 1947 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1923 Doppelganger
Koltanowski vs NN, 1931 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Forgacs NxNf6 (B15) 1-0 Know this mate pattern
A Fuderer vs J H Donner, 1952 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 17 moves, 1-0

C-K Defense Tartakower (B15) 1-0 Move en prise unit w/a threat
Bronstein vs B Ritov, 1978 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 15 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

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov. Smyslov Var. ML (B17) 1-0 Rd8+! skewer
Tal vs Benko, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 21 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

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. Main lines (B18) 1-0 Smooth Sac Attk
V S Spasov vs T Baninska, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

C-K Classical Miniature (B18) 1-0 A modern smothered mate
F Carame vs M Matto, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 7 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Ng6!
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. ML (B19) 1-0 Sac to open g-file for Q
J Jackova vs L Javakhishvili, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. Main lines (B19) 1-0 28...f6xBe5
Anand vs Macieja, 2006 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 1-0 Qe5+ forks LPDO Ra1 OOPS!
C Maddigan vs NN, 1970 
(B20) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Game 74: The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
G Nagy vs J Balogh, 1932 
(B20) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

Sic Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 d-pawn thrust removes the defender
A Simons vs E Lowe, 1849 
(B20) Sicilian, 7 moves, 0-1

Oldie but Goodie becomes lethal KG attack on the f-file
G Schnitzler vs Eberle, 1861 
(B20) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Var (B20) 1-0 Passer on the d-file
Short vs B Thorfinnsson, 2000 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Carlsbad (B20) 1-0 Dbl Discovered Check
A Gorbunova vs E Sapojnikov, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian SMG, Push Var (B21)Rip open the d-file to get to the K
Fischer vs Auner, 1960 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1 Siberian Trap
W Byrne vs R Rozycki, 1992 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 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

Game 59 in Starting Out: The Sicilian by John Emms
B Kristjansson vs Joseph Roberts, 1967 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1A pinned N does not defend
Moller vs Krasborg, 1987 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 0-1

B21 1-0 7-mover Bxf7+ Removes the Defender
F Rechi Perez vs E Grassi, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Smith-Morra G (B21)1-0 Common open d-file K deflection
D Zardus vs A Steventon, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Morphy Gambit (B21) 0-1Pile on the pin w/a Pawn
B V Lyubimov vs Alekhine, 1908 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 16 moves, 0-1

Sic Alapin, Barmen Def Central Exchange (B22) 1-0 Standard trap
W Neto vs K Banas, 1993 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin (B22) 1-0 Remove Guard, Underpromotion+, Skewer
R Roehll vs D Funston, 1979 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 (B22) 0-1 Watch out for B+N from same side
Zakar vs Szabo, 1933 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian / Alapin (B22)  0-1 Easy for Black
J G Nicholson vs S Ledger, 2006
(B30) Sicilian, 12 moves, 0-1

from Sicilian by titoramia White has a discovered check Bxh7+ a
T Wozney vs B Costaras, 1974 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def Central Exchange (B22) 0-1DesperadO
J Perlis vs Tartakower, 1907 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 11 moves, 0-1

Alapin/Smith-Morra Declined/French Adv (B22) 1-0Free will offer
Matulovic vs Kozomara, 1957 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 48 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Alapin exd5 (B22) 1-0Open center, no castling
D Solak vs Velimirovic, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 17 moves, 1-0

Marshall Gambit misplay B23 1-0 11
T Bittner vs B Menge, 1988 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 11 moves, 1-0

Last move K to 6th is critical. P to 6th = stalemate.
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Sic Closed Chameleon Miniature (B23) 0-1Hole/Smothered Mate
Marjanovic vs I Zhivanov, 1946 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 6 moves, 0-1

Sic Grand Prix Attk (B23)0-1 Qa5+ forks LPDO B shooting gallery
F Smrcka vs H R Engel, 1965 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed (B23) 0-1 Double ++ on open e-file is decisive
Puck vs Troll, 1961 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack Bb5 (B23) 0-1 Q+ & fork LPDO Bishop
P Herzman vs B Vuckovic, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. 3.Bb5 Traditional (B25) 0-1Remove the Defender
L Ptacnikova vs H Steingrimsson, 2015 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Sic Closed. Fianchetto (B25) 1-0 Resigning in a won position
Veprek vs I David Glaz, 1982 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Hyperaccelerated Drag/Polugayevsky's <"The Silician Labyrinth">
Aronin vs Kantarovich, 1960 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Katalimov Var (B27) 1-0 Black wins P, loses game!
Koronghi vs Szemegyi, 1985 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 0-1Pawn grab, Q fork in the shooting gallery
B Quanrud vs J Readey, 1984
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian (B30) 0-1 Free pawn decoy invites royal fork
Kretschmer vs Keller-Hermann, 1950 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Boy, oh boy.
O Kali vs Lior Duek, 2015 
(B30) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 1-0 Asfixiated
A Volokitin vs Z Kozul, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian Bb5, NxNd4 (B30) 1/2-1/2 Overworked pawn
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def. Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 0-1 Noah's Ark
Bleischmidt vs Lytschuk, 1976 
(B30) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 1-0 Heavy finish
P Dely vs T Horvath, 1977 
(B33) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sic Lasker-Pelikan (B33) Developing B w/a single threat=blunder
Jakowlew vs Chalmanski, 1984 
(B33) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze (B36) 1-0 Pin
Smyslov vs Korchnoi, 1961 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 27 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 Defense: Paulsen (B46) 1-0 kNarly kNight
F Portisch vs Oravez, 1952 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Sic Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Common unpin theme to know
Suetin vs P Travnicek, 1975 
(B50) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Italian vs Sicilian: Exchanges, then Q check & fork LPDO
G Wetscherek vs H Erhart, 1992 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Def. Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Epaulette Mate sideways
M Kremer vs L Schandorff, 1982 
(B53) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Chekhover (B53) 1-0 Exchange Qs, Outnumber a-file
J A Curdo vs D Kopec, 1969 
(B53) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical. Fianchetto (B56) 1-0Cross pin the Spreahead
Rada vs Kostal, 1942 
(B58) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sic Classical (B57)Open d-file allows QxQd8 after Bxf7+ deflect
Schestakov vs Gusseinow, 1967 
(B56) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Modern ML (B57) LC usually gives the tactics lesson
E Lubarsky vs L Christiansen, 1982 
(B57) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Early deviations (B62) 1-0!
O B Vea vs F B Jacobsen, 2014 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 0-1A new tint of blue!
R A Ziatdinov vs D B Gurevich, 1995 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon (B70) 1-0 Famous Wayward kNight Trap
V Borsony vs A Laustsen, 1956 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Levenfish (B71) 1-0 Zwischenzug N capture+ 1st
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Dragon. Classical Battery Variation (B73) 1-0 f6 gets flattened
Illescas Cordoba vs Rachels, 1987 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Did Fredthebear take his medication today??
M Kobalia vs D Khismatullin, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 84 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Najdorf/Hedgehog (B95) 1-0 Q+ & fork EAD Bishop
Huynh Mai Phuong Dung vs T Nguyen, 2005 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Polugayevsky Var (B96) 1-0 FTB study advice
Keene vs J N Sugden, 1961  
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Main Line (B99) 1-0 Thematic Bxb5 sacrifice
Velimirovic vs R Q M Al-Qazzaz, 1974 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Main Line (B99) 1-0 En prise Ns for dinner
J R G del Nogal vs Sidi Mohamed Tajedine, 2016 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Main Line (B99) 1/2-1/2 Q sacs, N perpetual
Euwe vs Tal, 1960 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def. vs Wing Gambit (C00) 1-0 Greek gift 1st of 3 sacs!
F Cirabisi vs V Cugini, 1992 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Wing Gambit (C00) 1-0 Gambiteer I book
O Salmensuu vs B Lalic, 1999 
(C00) French Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

French Defense 6...Nc6 vs KIA (C00) 0-1 Prompt dxe4
Jansa vs Huebner, 1969 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

French Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 0-1 Rook just takes the pawn
K Weissenbach vs A Graf, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 20 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

French Defense: Franco-Hiva Gambit I (C01) 1-0 N sac, Qf7#
Koltanowski vs D Jong, 1960 
(C01) French, Exchange, 10 moves, 1-0

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) 0-1Black rips up Qside
N A Savic vs D Antic, 2013
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6Be2. Paulsen Attk (C02) 0-1 Too much guard duty
Aitken vs Bondarevsky, 1946 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) Bad Boyzz!
Wilk vs Neumann, 1956 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1Bxf2+ Decoy N+ Unpin
Westerhuis vs Vinagre, 1989 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 0-1

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

Franco-Sicilian Def: Marshall Gambit (C10) 1-0 Qside Discovery+
B Wall vs J Lippert, 1980 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 Suspicious fire
Pavel Dimitrov vs Akobian, 2008 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Fort Knox Bd7-Bc6 (C10) 1-0 Fine Arabian #!
Karpov vs Mihajlo Stojanovic, 2007 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

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

French, Classical Svenonius Var(C10) 0-1Same N&B hit c2, BAD Zw
M Pytel vs E Prie, 1990 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 0-1

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

G145 in The Golden Treasury of Chess by F. Wellmuth & Horowitz
J R Houghteling vs L S Cornell, 1902 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 A Knight on the 6th...
Lasker vs Showalter, 1899 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 38 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack (C13) 0-1 White retreats Bishop?
E Hansen vs J Stocek, 2017 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

French Def Classical. Tartakower Var (C13) 1-0 Know thy Houdini
R W Smith vs R Hart, 2009 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

French Albin-Chatard G (C13) 1-0 There's a twinkle in his eye
B Hedlund vs I Lindqvist, 1981 
(C13) French, 15 moves, 1-0

French, Alekhine-Chatard (C13) 1-One pawn grabber beats another
Rellstab vs Huber, 1925 
(C13) French, 13 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Alapin Var (C14) 1-0 Q sac sets up 2 N mate
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

French Winawer (C15) 1-0 Qxe6+ sacrifice; Boden's mate
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Fingerslip, Kunin Double Gambit (C15)1-0 Reti # w/R
K Dekker vs W Erler, 1967 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Alapin Opening 1.e4 e5 2.Ne2?! (C20) 1-0 Watch your backdoor!
A Vihmand vs H Haavamae, 2012 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

KP Game: Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 Decoy into Royal fork
Adow vs Borissow, 1889 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

1.P-K4 Macleod Attack (C20) 0-1 Each color has a Super Pawn!
Y Rusakov vs B Verlinsky, 1947 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Damiano's Defense 3...Qe7 finds sac perpetual vs Fischer.
Fischer vs R F McGregor, 1964 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Blitzed! The champ grabs 4Ps?
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Notes by JHB; Reinfeld # puzzle!
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Humdinger!!
Bernhold vs Kreut-Zahler, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit 5.Nxc3 (C21) 1-0 Legall's Mate w/a pinned knight
A G Essery vs F H Warren, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Danish Gambit 4...d5 (C21) 1-0 Marshall's minors flush the K
Marshall vs S Mlotkowski, 1913 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 0-1Black unpin to win
D Hiermann vs K Pinkas, 1992 
(C22) Center Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 0-1 Choose which fork
NN vs Leonhardt, 1903 
(C22) Center Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C23) 0-1 Decoy sac, Royal fork
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Urusov Gambit (C24)1-0 Rob the pin, spearhead
I A Horowitz vs NN, 1939 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 Q&B pair pressure
H Szymaniak vs J Claus, 2005 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 1-0, Bxf7+, Ng5+ Q trap
E Paehtz vs M Seps, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Vienna Meitner-Mieses Gambit (C25) 1-0 Mini: Lightning finish!
I A Horowitz vs NN, 1940 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit N Var (C25) 1-0Tight fit in cntr
E Paoli vs Schneider, 1975 
(C25) Vienna, 31 moves, 1-0

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

(C26) Vienna, Paulsen-Mieses variation
J Mieses vs Blackburne, 1894  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C27) 1-0Nice miniature to know
R Bass vs R Armstrong, 1952 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Bishop's O., Blanel G. (C27) 1-0 Can't defend 2 mating squares
Kutjanin vs Jakobjuk, 1940 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Stanley Var. Bronstein G. (C28) 0-1Discover Dbl+
J J Hastings vs A P Law, 1994 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 15 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit (C29) 1-0 Rudolf Spielmann (1883-1942)
Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Breyer Var (C29) 1-0 Boden's Mate threat
Marmorosh vs Polani, 1928 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Paulsen Attack (C29) 0-1 The best response to +
NN vs B F Winkelman, 1945 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 Q sacrifice, rob the pin
NN vs G Mow, 1909 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

KGD 3...f6? Q's Knight Def (C30) 1-0 Spearhead w/N#
Lasker vs C R McBride, 1902 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 1-0

Fictional post-mortem analysis; extended Legall's Mate!
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 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. 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

KG Declined. Classical Variation (C30) 0-1 Discovered Attack
Chigorin vs Burn, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer CG. Staunton Line (C31) 1-0 Discover++
Salomon vs Gregor, 1902 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

Charousek Gambit Keres Var(C32) 1-0Keres-matic
Keres vs Vladimir Petrov, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Keres (C32) 0-1 12.Kf3 Bg4+
Krasinski vs Estrin, 1947 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

KGA Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0 Know this Unpin trap
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 Blackburne's Mate
W Rudolf vs NN, 1912 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit First Jaenisch Var (C33) 1-0 Q soon trapped
Klimov vs Gorbunov, 1989 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0Rob the pin that no longer D
Morant vs A de Feuquieres, 1680 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

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

How to Win Chess Games Quickly by Fred Reinfeld
H Ohman vs G Buck, 1931 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Defense (C35) 0-1 Play d4 before castling
M N Anderton vs Adams, 1992 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 15 moves, 0-1

Always Ask "Can I be put in check AFTER castling?"
J Aulin-Jansson vs E Lie, 2006 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

KGA Modern Defense (C36) 1-0 Discovered Double Check is Mate!
A Meek vs Adbor, 1855 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

KGA. Abbazia Def (C36) 0-1 Pins win! Black plays Bb4! anyway!
L Hanssen vs E R Lundin, 1928 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

KG Accepted. MacDonnell Gambit (C37) 1-0Scholar's Mate plus one
B Wall vs P Lewis, 1976 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

KGA. Blachly Gambit (C37) 1-0 AULD LANG SYNE
Steinitz vs Lang, 1860 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

KGA. Philidor Gambit (C38) 0-1 A line from Keene's book
R Raubitschek vs Capablanca, 1906 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

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

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 0-1 Rook entrance!
Fedorov vs Shirov, 2000 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Rice Gambit (C39) 1-0 2 mating squares
W Napier vs W T Dickinson, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Var (C40) 1-0 Kostic's Trap-N, Dbl R sac
M Lange vs NN, 1855 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bronstein Attack (C40) 1-0 DB UNLOADS
Bronstein vs V Mikenas, 1941 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 25 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

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40) 1-0 Turn about is fair play
Ludwig vs E J Diemer, 1974 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 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

Damiano Def 3.Nxe5 Nc6 4.Qh5+ (C40) 1-0 K chase, P #
L Holmberg vs O Hongset, 1962 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bronstein Attk (C40) 0-1 Batteries b
H Kloss vs E J Diemer, 1959 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Damiano Def. Chigorin Gambit (C40) If 3...Qe7 MUST RETREAT Nf3
J Westman vs E Havansi, 1964 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mason CG (C40) 1-0 Self-pin; remove defender
Blackburne vs W Pollock, 1888  
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 0-1 Dbl Rook sacs, Dbl Minors sacs!!!
Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 LPDOs in the Shooting Gallery
G Salmon vs Djuro Szabo, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. Exchange (C41) 1-0Bb5 pins Qc6-> Nxc7+ Royal fork
de Firmian vs J K Pedersen, 2007 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange Variation (C41) 1-0 hole on f6
Wall vs Kubasek, 1974 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Notes by Steinitz
Max Weiss vs N MacLeod, 1889  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Pinned to the mating square
Steinitz vs Rainer, 1885 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 14 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, Hanham. Steiner Var (C41) 1-0 Casual game; Bxf7+, Qc4
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 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: Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 Minors trap Q
Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Hanham (C41) 1-0 Bxf7+, QxQd8, Bb4+
S Cucancic vs D Lazic, 2010
(C41) Philidor Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Starts off like the Opera House game
D Starbuck vs NN, 1881  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

B's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C42) 1-0 Sac B, N & Q!!!
P Richardson vs E Delmar, 1885 
(C27) Vienna Game, 15 moves, 1-0

B's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C42) 1-0 Sacs P, N, B, R
J C Benjamin vs Graham Carter, 1975 
(C27) Vienna Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Damiano, Kholmov Gambit (C42) 1-0 More copycat
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Urusov Gambit (C42) 1-0 White whips Black
L G L Copp vs R Kerr, 1944 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 6.dxc5 (C42) 1-0 Q sac
Messinger vs M Rack, 1989 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Russian Copycat: Damiano Duplicate. Kholmov G. (C42) 1-0Royal+
P Damiano vs NN, 1497 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Damiano. Kholmov Gambit (C42) 0-1N sac, Boden's #
NN vs F Rhine, 2017 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 14 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) 1-0 Control
S Sulskis vs T Michalczak, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 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

Beautiful Skewer, Bxf2+ Decoy, NxN+ removes guard, Q falls!
H McMahon vs Marshall, 1897 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 7 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit (C44) 0-1, 11 moves blunder
P Rossi vs A Guerra, 2005 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

The Goring Gambit ... The'Sea-Cadet' Mate
Falkbeer vs NN, 1847 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Schulze-Muller Gambit (C44) 1-0 A.K.A. Chicago / Irish Gambit
D T Phillips vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

C44 1-0 22
L Bachmann vs Kunstmann, 1899 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening (C44) 1-0 Capture, Recapture, Pin the Q
Sturell vs NN, 1956 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4...NxNd4?! 5.QxNd4 (C45) 1-0 Bad news for Black
P Patankar vs A Deshpande, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 18 moves, 1-0

[Scotch G. Kside Var (C45) 1-0Black lets White Q in front door
T Qiu vs Wang Yiwei, 2001 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch 4... Qh4: Steinitz Variation (C45) 1-0 Queen Trap
P Frazer vs Taubenhaus, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Scotch Steinitz Var (C45) 1-0 Q is removed as defender of the B
Kulaots vs J Geller, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 0-1 Dbl check & mate by author
A Miller vs Chernev, 1928 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Potter Var (C45) 0-1 Bxf2+ Decoy, Ne4+ Unpin
E El-Khater vs J Raphael, 1986 
(C45) Scotch Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical Intermezzo (C45) 0-1Scholar's->Dovetail#
Amin Tuigun vs A Fedyushchenko, 2016 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo 6.f3 & 0-0-0 (C45) 1-0R fork
M Pooley vs W Van Veen, 2012
(C45) Scotch Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical 5.Nf5 (C45)0-1 Bxf2+ Deflects K then QxQ
R Bana vs G Olarasu, 1994 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Apparently the second time 5...Qf6 defence played vs Scotch
A Schottlaender vs F Riemann, 1879 
(C45) Scotch Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical Var (C45) 1-0 She's on the loose
M Judd vs Mackenzie, 1878 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

[Scotch Gambit. Advance Var (C45) 1-0 Who takes the rook?
Dzindzichashvili vs Kalandazichvili, 1967 
(C45) Scotch Game, 18 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

4Knights Halloween Gambit. Plasma Var (C46) 1-0 White N speaks
G Minchev vs Aleksandr Petrov, 1994 
(C46) Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

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 Game: Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 0-1 Double Trouble
Blitz 5 vs Belle, 1978  
(C48) Four Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 0-1Focal point g7, B&N#
V Fernandez Coria vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C49) Four Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Italian Var (C50) 0-1 Notes by JHB
NN vs Blackburne, 1871  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Jerome Gambit (C50) 0-1 "Old Kentucky"
NN vs Blackburne, 1880  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

4 Knights, Italian Var (C50) 1-0 It's good to copy Capa, right?
Capablanca vs NN, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian (C50) 0-1 Typical attack, first smothered mate
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 3 Pieces hit f7, h7 w/pins
B Wall vs V Duncan, 1981 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Ignore his threat to make a bigger threat of your own!
Tartakower vs G Nyholm, 1914 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 14 moves, 1-0

Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 1-0

Ch1 Attack against the uncastled King along the e file
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Italian, Scotch Gambit, Max Lange Atk (C55) 1-0 Deflection Sac
B Kazic vs B Vukovic, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0Black horse had blinders on
Kraiko vs Kreie, 1979 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 8 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

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 Remove the defender
T Finnbogadottir vs H Ragnarsson, 2011
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 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

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, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 8.Re1+ Kf8
C W Brown vs Gibbs, 1918 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Spearhead into smothered mate
B Hoffmann vs E Heilmann, 1904 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knights Def. Perreux Var (C55) 1-0 Kingdom to Kdom
Anderssen vs de Riviere, 1859 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 Basic blog notes
Znosko-Borovsky vs NN, 1932 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Tartakower and DuMont's book (100 Master Games of Modern Chess)
Z Rutka vs J Vesely, 1949 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Defense. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Mini K walk
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Morphy gets Fried by 3 cooks in Hoboken, NJ
Fiske / Fuller / Perrin vs Morphy, 1857 
(C58) Two Knights, 49 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Steinitz Def (C62) 1-0 Gain time on the Queen
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1855 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical. Central Var (C64) 1-0 Q fork
J Lechtynsky vs J Trevelyan, 1974
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Defense. Fishing Pole (C65) 0-1 Don't accept it
M Lee vs B Wall, 2007 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Bird has CBA covered
Bird vs Horwitz, 1851 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 EXAMINE ALL CAPTURES - even if 2x
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl+
A Ambanelli vs R Frith, 1981 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 11 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange; Black Fishin' Pole (C69) 1/2-Q sac perpetual
Adorjan vs Karpov, 1967 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 Fishin' Pole Attack
J T Barendregt vs Teschner, 1965 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Norwegian Var (C70) 0-1 Q+ removes K guard
A Matanovic vs J H Donner, 1965 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Well known Noah's Arc trap in the Modern Steinitz Defense
R Dworzynski vs Keres, 1956 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 11 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Wormald Attk (C77) 1-0QxQ, NxQ, B forks Ns
Blackburne vs Gunsberg, 1887 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 11 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0Spearhead Q fork
D Burk vs A Wishnek, 1968 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 8 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferrd (C79) 1-0 Kside crossfire
Olland vs H Wolf, 1902 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 1-0 Sitting there en prise
J J O'Hanlon vs R Woodthorpe, 1949 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C88) 0-1 Pins to win
Topalov vs Anand, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

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

White missed 12.Bxf7+ KxB 13.Ng5+ Kg8 14.Ne6 smothers the Q
Judit Polgar vs Spassky, 1993 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 63 moves, 0-1

T Sakelsek vs P Corbin, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

J Yoos vs M Barron, 2011 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

Double Muzio Gambit won by 1900 against 2500 IM
Soren Jensen vs F Urkedal, 2013 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

KGA. Double Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 Pins on files, 7th rank
M Lanzani vs M Sheskin, 2010 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA. Muzio G. Sarratt Def (C37) 0-1 Gambiteers should not trade
R Bordukalo vs K Sakai, 2003 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

KGD Petrov's Defense (C30)1-0 Bxh7+, you know the rest
Rohde vs W Martz, 1977 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Saemisch Attack (B02) 1-0 Speechless Black Q
T Stanciu vs A Maciejewski, 1974 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

D Sherborne vs D Wake, 1857 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

French Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Miniature: 4 minors trap Q in 11
F Perrin vs NN, 1883 
(C11) French, 11 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Kennedy. Linksspringer (B00) 1-0 Invitation 2C
C M Saulson vs H M Phillips, 1907 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Saemisch Attack (B02) 0-1 Lost horse regardless
U Voigt vs Pribyl, 1996 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen (B47) 0-1 Baiting the line of check w/a piece
E Moskalyuk vs M Brodsky, 1998 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 9 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch Var (C03) 1-0 Double attack h7 & Ra8
D Sermek vs M Varini, 1999 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 9 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Bxf7+ deflects K from defense of QxQd8
I Diaz Fernandez vs J Saenz Martinez, 1996
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio de Janeiro Var (C67) 1-0?? RxNd2 wins
Efimenko vs M Cornette, 2001 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

French, Mediterranean Defense (C01) 1-0 Greek gift, pawn wedge
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C01) French, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Bardeleben Var (C29) 1-0 25.Rxf7 shows nerve
Hromadka vs F Treybal, 1912 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

A rare NN miniature victory in 6 moves!
NN vs Cornelissen, 1974 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

5...Qa5/Nc6 (B01)0-1 W unpin capture sequence backfires
Zabrzeski vs Angelov, 1967 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Marshall Gambit (B23) 1-0Backwards Legall's #
O Bernstein vs NN, 1927 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 12 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Mason-Showalter (C42)1-0 Unpin
A Brkic vs P Roberts, 2011 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

2Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 Instructive Pin sequence
M Mansoor vs Valentine Cox, 1986 
(C57) Two Knights, 33 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 0-1 Basic K & 2Bs mate lone K
M Solleveld vs Sutovsky, 2001 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 107 moves, 0-1

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