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1940s Barious Beauties & Bonehead BBQs
Compiled by fredthebear

This is a collection split. The 1950s have been removed.

Games with an artistic flair, stunning moves, interesting attacks or counter attacks, rare or odd ball nature, and embarrassing blunders.

Site still needs editing by Fredthebear.
Thank you Mughug, Life Master AJ, Prasha.

* Reuben Fine's book:
Game Collection: World's Great Chess Games (Fine)

DENKER's LEGACY C23 1-0 17
Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 93 Bf6 block supports mate
Alekhine vs De Cassio, 1944 
(C25) Vienna, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Hunt Variation. Lasker Simul Gambit (B02)1-0
Nezhmetdinov vs V Mikenas, 1948 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Hunt Variation. Mikenas Gambit (B02) 1-0
Nezhmetdinov vs V Mikenas, 1948 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 41: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
F M Wren vs W E Mayfield, 1941 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0, 11 moves 0-0??
C Dinwoodie vs G Salmon, 1941 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 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

Game 123 in Wonders and Curiosities of Chess (Chernev)
R Krogius vs A Ojanen, 1944 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk Fio (B31)1-0 N sac for N#
Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Double Pin
Rossolimo vs C Kottnauer, 1948 
(B30) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

4475 in Laszlo Polgar's "5334 Problems, Combinations and Games"
K Galia vs Gruenfeld, 1946 
(B33) Sicilian, 20 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 Richter-Rauzer Var (B60) 2 Knights paratroop invasion
W A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Levenfish(B71) 1-0Battle rages center to Kside
Nezhmetdinov vs P Ermolin, 1946 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) Var (B91) 1-0 Rob the pin
Kieninger vs Mross, 1941 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 14 moves, 1-0

KGD Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Discovered Check w/Capture Bites
Stollar vs A Serebrisky, 1945 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Old Line(C32) 1-0Pin # square
Santasiere vs N Bakos, 1949
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 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 Schallop Defense (C34) 0-1 Royal fork or #
Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Sokolsky Var (C41) 1-0 Lost castle
Bronstein vs R Piatnitsky, 1940 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Lion's Claw II (C41) 1-0 Brilliancy prize
Unzicker vs Saemisch, 1947 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game, Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42) 1-0 miniature
Petrosian vs Nersesov, 1944 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C50) 1-0 Phenomenal Performance!
Nezhmetdinov vs V Baskin, 1948 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Italian, Rosentreter Gambit (C50)1-0 W gives away Ps to develop
Koltanowski vs A J Donnelly, 1947 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 47 in Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the Chess Masters/FR
T van Scheltinga vs Euwe, 1946 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knights Def (C55) 0-1 Q sac, Knights smack!
Lewis vs E L Dayton, 1942 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 1-0 2 hanging pieces
H van Steenis vs T Wechsler, 1947 
(C01) French, Exchange, 7 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Bxh7+ Greek Gift win
Foltys vs Mohyla, 1940 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 66 in Wonders and Curiosities of Chess by Chernev
Kmoch vs T Ellison, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 0-1

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

Teenagers Battle; Exchanging off the Modern Stonewall dark Bd6
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10)1-0Notes by Alekhine
Alekhine vs I Naharro, 1941  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Defense: Rubinstein (C10)0-1 N fork w/a discovered attk
J Klavins vs Tal, 1949 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 0-1

K Pawn Game: Macleod Attack (C20) 0-1 Ingenious Q sacrifice
Y Rusakov vs B Verlinsky, 1947 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

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 Game: Stanley Var. Reversed Spanish (C26) 1-0 Both offer
Santasiere vs W Adams, 1946 
(C26) Vienna, 10 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening (C46) 0-1 Which Way Watch Yuo Capture!
J M de Oliveira Gomes vs J G Caetano Netto, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Game 21: 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 Alekhine
K Pahl vs Werkmeister, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

2Knts Def. Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit 4.Ng5 Nxe4 (C57) 1-0 K walk
Minifie vs Berry, 1946 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78) 1-0 Qd5 trifecta
C B van den Berg vs F Gaarenstroom, 1943 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Game 78 in The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
Bartsch vs Jennen, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Boden's Mate
E J Diemer vs Portz, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy strikes again!
Koltanowski vs J Salazar, 1940 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System (D28) 1-0 R sac into N fork
Spassky vs Avtonomov, 1949 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Anti-Nimzo-Indian / Tarrasch (E10) 1-0 Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Y Kotkov, 1946  
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Quite instructive basic Knight endgame tactics.
G Barcza vs Simagin, 1949 
(A04) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Maybe Barcza's greatest game and 1st brilliancy prize winner!
G Barcza vs O Troianescu, 1948 
(A06) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Bishop pair
Botvinnik vs A Khachaturov, 1943 
(A15) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Bronstein at the Moscow - Budapest Match, 1949
G Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

KID Fianchettos / Hungarian (A53) 1-0 Tactical finish
Chekhover vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 48 moves, 1-0

KID, Double Fianchetto Attack (A54) 0-1 WWII battle
S Belavenets vs Bronstein, 1941 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 24 moves, 0-1

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

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

Alekhine Defense: Balogh Variation (B03) 1-0 Q threats
F M Wren vs Sprow, 1944 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

C-K Two Knights Attack. Mindeno Var Exchange (B11) 0-1 Zugzwang
Kasparian vs Petrosian, 1946 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 54 moves, 0-1

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

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 69-72
Keres vs Konstantinopolsky, 1948 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

Marshall pushes pawns...for 14 straight moves.
Marshall vs H Rogosin, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 B blockade on 6th
Rossolimo vs K Galia, 1948
(B30) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 W survives!?!
Rossolimo vs E R Lundin, 1948
(B30) Sicilian, 67 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Variation (B53) 1-0 3 en prise
Geller vs Kogan, 1946 
(B53) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer (B60) 1-0 Sac on e6; pins
Nezhmetdinov vs Suetin, 1947 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 29 moves, 1-0

Gusev's Immortal; when humans confuse computers
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Game 19: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov ...d5 pawn sac
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1949 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 46 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 1/2-1/2 46...Q offer
Keres vs Kholmov, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 10 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman.
Lilienthal vs Bondarevsky, 1940 
(C10) French, 55 moves, 1-0

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

KGD Falkbeer CG. 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

Scotch Game: Blumenfeld Attk (C45) 1/2-1/2 80 yrs old vs 64 yrs
J Mieses vs E G Sergeant, 1946 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

From Averbakh's Selected Games; Preparation and Kside Attack
Averbakh vs V Zak, 1947 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed Variation (C84) 0-1 Pick on back rank defenders
M Radojcic vs P Trifunovic, 1947 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 17 moves, 0-1

Game 83 in Modern Chess Strategy III by Ludek Pachman
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1948 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System (D44) 0-1 Riddled, forked
Denker vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Catalan Opening: Closed (E01) 0-1 h-file destruction w/pin
G Abrahams vs G A Thomas, 1946
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 42 moves, 0-1

"Chess Life and Review" (April 1948), pp. 13-14
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 32 moves, 1-0

KID Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 0-1 No sacs, just weak squares
L Stumpers vs Euwe, 1946 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Def. Exchange (E92) 0-1 Active Rooks at all cost
Flohr vs Geller, 1949 
(E92) King's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

Middlegame Combinations by Peter Romanovsky
Stahlberg vs Najdorf, 1947 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 1-0 Uphold the fort
B H Wood vs E Walther, 1949 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

FR Alekhine-Chatard Attk. Albin-Chatard G. (C13) 1-0 Dbl R sacs
Pachman vs Eckert, 1940 
(C13) French, 24 moves, 1-0

G30: The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

C-K Two Knights Attack. Mindeno, Exchange (B11) 1-0 0-0-0?
Levenfish vs P Dubinin, 1940 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 40 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG Charousek Gambit Old Line (C32) 1-0Nice Qside attk
Spielmann vs E Wadling, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 R sac breakthrough on Kside
Alekhine vs J Goncalves, 1940 
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 39 in The Russians Play Chess by Irving Chernev
G Safonov vs F Bohatirchuk, 1940 
(D84) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

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

Striking last move like Marshall's "Pieces of Gold" game
Alekhine vs Supico, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

G114 in Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by G. Burgess
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

9 passed pawns aboard after 59.Rxf6
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

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Reshevsky vs Fine, 1941 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Sac Attack!
Pinkus vs R Durkin, 1941 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Mate #4 in The Art of Checkmate by Georges Renaud & Victor Kahn
NN vs V Kahn, 1941 
(C47) Four Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

Game 115 Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Boleslavsky vs Lilienthal, 1941 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Reuben Fine's The Middle Game in Chess p 203-205; G 4
Najdorf vs Stahlberg, 1941 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 32 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def. Fajarowicz Var (A51)0-1 Q pin allows N smothered#
H H Cole vs Hein, 1941 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Move Order (D31) 0-1 True skill
B Rabar vs Opocensky, 1941
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0Connected Passers
G Pfeiffer vs H Kranki, 1941 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1-0 Castle opposite, rob the pin
Keres vs V Rootare, 1942 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Worrall Attack Castling (C86) 1-0 Notes by A.A.
Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942  
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

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

one of the most famous Stalemate traps ever played
C Pilnick vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

G10: Zenon Franco's 2009 book Grmaster Secrets: Counterattack!
Boleslavsky vs Smyslov, 1946 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 106 of 107 Great Chess Battles by Alexander Alekhine
Alekhine vs B Rabar, 1942  
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 200 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Kashdan vs H Steiner, 1942 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def, Fajarowicz Var, (A51) 0-1 10 mover Q Trap
Najmes vs J Balogh, 1943 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Middlegame Combinations by Peter Romanovsky
Ravinsky vs Panov, 1943 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 9 in Move by Move - Keres (Franco)
Keres vs Bogoljubov, 1943 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 32 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. Lolli Gambit (C37) 0-1 Anastasia's Mate coming on h-file
S Shaw vs P Sokol, 1943 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

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

Game 53 in TMIGoCEP: 62 Irving Chernev
E Zagorjansky vs P Romanovsky, 1943 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 63 moves, 0-1

KGA. Abbazia Defense (C36) 0-1 Q sac frees supported passer
Saemisch vs Pachman, 1943 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 0-1 Minors rule
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1944 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

After 10…Bb7 Alekhine castled with his queen!
Alekhine vs P de Unamuno, 1944 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

In The World's a Chessboard (1948) by Reuben Fine
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 kNight initiates Kside blows
Kotov vs Bronstein, 1944 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Steiner Var (B02) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
R H Steinmeyer vs N Bernstein, 1944 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 103 in 'The World's Great Chess Games' by Reuben Fine.
Alekhine vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1944 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Reti Opening (A08) 1-0 b-file assault both ways
Fine vs A Rothman, 1944 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 15 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open Main Line (C80) 1-0 Pin it and pile on to win it
Alekhine vs J Ganzo Mediavilla, 1944 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 11 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

Game 49 in A Passion for Chess by Reuben Fine
Fine vs Shainswit, 1944 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

French Def. Chigorin Qe2 Dbl Fio (C00) 1-0 Bustin' Up the Joint
Simagin vs Bibikov, 1944 
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0Pretty Discovered#
Denker vs Gonzalez, 1945 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern (B83)1-0 Impressive; w/great ease
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Zukertort System vs KID (A04) 0-1 Player notes
Santasiere vs Bronstein, 1945 
(A06) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham Def McCormick Def (C35) 1-0 N fork robs pin
Bronstein vs Koblents, 1945 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Steinitz Defense (C62) 1-0 A Knight on the 6th...
L Schmid vs Welz, 1945 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def K's Knight (A15) 0-1 Fine combination
H Appel vs Najdorf, 1945 
(A15) English, 22 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann. Karlsbad Var (E23) 0-1 Q trap
A Hansen vs S Jensen, 1945 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 9 moves, 0-1

C-K 2Knights Attack. Mindeno, Exchange Line (B11) 1-0 Greedy
Alekhine vs F Gambino, 1945 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 15 moves, 1-0

Very nice play by Fine...Especially in a blindfold simul.
Fine vs C F Tears, 1945 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance Var (C17) 1-0 R sac on move 6?!
Petrosian vs Kelendzheridze, 1945 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Black squeezes forward
Chistiakov vs Bronstein, 1945 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 125 in Chess Highlights of 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Tolush vs Kotov, 1945 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 1-0

A cute finish with all four rooks stuck on the last rank
M Szigeti vs Benko, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 9 in Smyslov's 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov.
Smyslov vs M Kamishov, 1945 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 47 in The Russians Play Chess by Irving Chernev
Kamyshov vs Panov, 1945 
(C28) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 41 in Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch
Flohr vs I A Horowitz, 1945 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 219 in The1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
NN vs B F Winkelman, 1945 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

KGA. Modern Defense (C36) 1-0 Develop w/a gain of time
Petrosian vs Dzaparidze, 1945 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Very cute game by Wade. Listed in Cecil Purdy's Chess Made Easy
Wade vs A G Shoebridge, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

NID Saemisch Accelerated (E24) 0-1 Sham Q sac, rob the pin
Botvinnik vs Kotov, 1946 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C27) 1-0White will win a piece
Santasiere vs A Sandrin, 1946 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Italian Classical, Greco Gambit (C54) 1-0Boden's Mate Variation
C J Corte vs Jacobo Bolbochan, 1946 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 1-0

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

Semi-Slav, Meran. Blumenfeld Var (D49) 0-1 Find good squares
Kashdan vs I A Horowitz, 1946 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 57: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
W Adams vs G Kramer, 1946 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Petrosian's flying wedge
Petrosian vs Petrovsky, 1946 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 29 in Steve Giddins' 50 Essential Chess Lessons
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Game 14 in 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs C Kottnauer, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted (C47) 0-1 Black P daggers dictate
L Dreibergs vs Unzicker, 1946
(C47) Four Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

G8 in 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & DuMont
Szabo vs W J Muhring, 1946 
(C56) Two Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

G73 in 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Ragozin vs E E Book, 1946 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 74 in Aleksei Suetin's book Das Schachgenie Botwinnik
H Steiner vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Chameleon Ne2 Bg2 (B20) 1-0Dbl Exchange Sac, Interfere
Tartakower vs R Broadbent, 1946 
(B20) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt (C45) 1-0 Might as well try a Reti Swindle
O Ulvestad vs James Cross, 1946 
(C45) Scotch Game, 54 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 Fine tactics
C H Maderna vs Najdorf, 1942
(C02) French, Advance, 46 moves, 0-1

QID. Classical. Traditional Main Line (E19) 0-1 Clear the way
Szabo vs Denker, 1946 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 39 moves, 0-1

KID. Saemisch. Normal Defense (E81) 1-0 Flat tire
Koltanowski vs J Firestone, 1946 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 32 moves, 1-0

One of Bronstein's greatest games
Pachman vs Bronstein, 1946 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Wing Gambit (B20) 1-0 White prepares Arabian Mate
Koltanowski vs R Wyllie, 1947 
(B20) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Hamppe-Allgaier-Thorold Gambit (C25) 1-0 Promo
W Adams vs H Steiner, 1947 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Invading N blast
Yanofsky vs J Therien, 1947 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

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

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

KID. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 SCB, mutual promotions
Pachman vs Gligoric, 1947 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 127 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Double Gambit Accepted (C56) 1-0 Arabian Mate
Edward Holt vs T Bingamon, 1947 
(C56) Two Knights, 14 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik finished 1st in this tournament. Ragozin was 2nd.
Botvinnik vs Ragozin, 1947 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 33 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Var (B02) 1-0 Slick promo
P Dubinin vs Aronin, 1947 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

annotated by Vladimir Alatortsev on bulletin #3
Pachman vs Kholmov, 1947 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

KIA/Sicilian Closed vs Dragon (A07) 1-0 B pair vs R
Smyslov vs R Renter, 1947 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

C53 0-1 22
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0Decoy, Deflection
E J Diemer vs K Locher, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Q decoy sac
E J Diemer vs K Locher, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer G. Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Remove the Guard
E J Diemer vs Portz, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Zukertort vs Baltic Def (D02) 1/2-By the skin of his teeth
Alatortsev vs Kholmov, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

This win took incredible vision, nerve and execution.
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

number 1624 in the Batsford Encyclopedia of Middle Games
Lilienthal vs Najdorf, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 25 moves, 1-0

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

G24 in 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & Du Mont
O'Kelly vs Denker, 1948 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Modern Line (B76) 0-1 Brilliancy
I Lesnik vs Joze Siska, 1948 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Exchange (B03) 1-0 Central batteries, N invasion
Boleslavsky vs N Kopilov, 1949 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Wormald Attack (C77) 0-1 Fab Black sacs!
V Kirilov vs Furman, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik (D44) 0-1 Bravo! 12 yr old simul win!
Kholmov vs Tal, 1949 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Pesky N pair
E J Diemer vs Turray, 1949 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Open (C80) 1-0 Quick Anastasia's Mate in one
J Penquite vs K A Anderson, 1949 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 13 moves, 1-0

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

Nimzo-Dutch. Alekhine Var (A90) 0-1 Drew the attention of GMs
V Golenishchev vs Korchnoi, 1949 
(A90) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Classical Var (B58) 0-1 Black gives graciously
A Giusti vs Nutrizio, 1949 
(B58) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Petrosian falls for a petty trap in the QGD
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1949 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 13 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

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Goglidze Attk (D70) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy str
Dake vs J Schmitt, 1949 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

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

QGD vs Stonewall Def (D30) 1-0 Which rook battery wins?
Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

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

Smyslov's My Best Games of Chess 1935-1957.
Smyslov vs T Florian, 1949 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 25 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Smyslov Def (D94) 1-0 Masterly P thrust!
Kotov vs E Gereben, 1949 
(D94) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

Dutch, Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80) 1-0 P roller both wings!
V Mikenas vs Kotov, 1949 
(A80) Dutch, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Chekhover Var (B53) 0-1 White runs w/scissors
L Shamaev vs Ufimtsev, 1949 
(B53) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

C-K Def. Karpov. Modern Var. Kasparov Attk (B17) 0-1 Sac Attk!
N Evseev vs Flohr, 1949 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

G54 in 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & Du Mont
Golombek vs Brown, 1949 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Exchange (B13) 1-0 Tal @13 uses Alekhine's Block
Tal vs Leonov, 1949 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

KID. Normal. Rare Defenses (E90) 0-1 Zwischenzug
Lilienthal vs Panov, 1949 
(E90) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: General (E20) 0-1 Dynamic R sac for a Q hunt!
V Mikenas vs Keres, 1949 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 21 moves, 0-1

Solitaire Chess column in Chess Review, July 1949
V Mikenas vs S F Lebedev, 1941 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. King's Knight (A13) 1-0 26.?
Dus Chotimirsky vs A Bannik, 1949 
(A13) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 1-0 tpstar notes
Smyslov vs I Rabinovich, 1941 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. Open Variation (C55) 1-0 14.?
Sokolsky vs Navrodsky, 1944 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

KID. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1 Brilliancy prize!
Kotov vs Geller, 1949 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Fianchetto (B70) 0-1 Q forks disconnected Rs
W Adams vs Reshevsky, 1944
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 21 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Q Pawn Def (A06) 0-1 Strangle the Queen!!
Lisitsin vs Smyslov, 1944 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningn. Classical Paulsen Var (B85) 1-0 26.?
V Soultanbeieff vs V Borodin, 1943 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Nc3 and Ne2 (B07) 0-1 Remove the Guard
Radulescu vs Pirc, 1946 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 36 in The Soviet Championships by Taimanov and Cafferty
Furman vs Keres, 1948 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0Smashing f7
Keres vs J Turn, 1942 
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

G17 inThe Big Book of World Chess Championships by Andre Schulz
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948  
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

French Def: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 R on 7th
Smyslov vs E Zagorjansky, 1945 
(C10) French, 37 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 1-0 Q sac Boden's #
Eliascheff vs NN, 1948 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Quite a wild and passionate Thomas Crown Affair!
P Morley vs G Crown, 1945 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

The Fireside Book of Chess, Game 145 p. 338, Exciting Draw
F L Vaughan vs Purdy, 1945 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Solitaire Chess by I. A. Horowitz. Page 37, move 6.
Denker vs Fine, 1944 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 29 in The Soviet Championships by Taimanov and Cafferty
Tolush vs Bondarevsky, 1945
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: General (E00) 1-0 Bxh6 followed by R lift
Opocensky vs Pachman, 1945 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

G38 in 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & DuMont
Larry Evans vs C Pilnick, 1946 
(C13) French, 29 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 1-0 1st Brilliancy Prize
V Soultanbeieff vs C Vlagsma, 1946 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System (D28) 0-1 Touch 'em ALL!
Szabo vs Euwe, 1946 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

KGA. Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Larsen vs W Lauridsen, 1948 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 24 moves, 1-0

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