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1940s & 50s Barious Beauties & Bonehead BBQs
Compiled by fredthebear
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Games with an artistic flair, stunning moves, interesting attacks or counter attacks, rare or odd ball nature, and embarrassing blunders. This is an excellent collection of games. Fredthebear is sure that you will enjoy many of these battles!

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

You might like Storming The Barricades, Compiled by jakaiden. See Brilliancies By "Unknowns" Compiled by TheAlchemist.

DENKER's LEGACY
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

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 39 Smothered Mate in 6!
Keres vs E Arlamowski, 1950 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 6 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: Paulsen (B46) 1-0 kNarly kNight
F Portisch vs Oravez, 1952 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 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 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 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 Discovered+ Double Attack
Eigil Pedersen vs A Zografakis, 1950 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 10 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

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1-0 3-in-1 threats hard to meet
A Khasin vs Lilienthal, 1955 
(C45) Scotch Game, 12 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

Two Knights Def. Traxler Cntrattk N sac line (C57) 1-0 Sizzlin'
Niesche vs G Fahnenschmidt, 1955 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

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

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

Game 13: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
J Dobias vs J Podgorny, 1952 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

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

"Mastering The French With The Read And Play Method" byMcDonald
Geller vs Sokolsky, 1950 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) / Reversed Alekhine's Def(A00) 1-0 4 kNights
D D van Geet vs Versnel, 1950 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

The Sokolsky Gambit 4... Ne7 5. Qh5+ (A00) 1-0 Bxf7+ Decoy, e6+
B Katalymov vs G Ilivitsky, 1959 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) · 1-0, 13 moves
C Bloodgood vs R W Christy, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening/Stonewall Attack (A02) 1-0 Q sac, Discovered+ & N#
R M Bruce vs R Bruce, 1957 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Zwischenzug in the Opening
A Durao vs S Horta, 1954 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 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

Throw another log on the fire Wilma!
Biegler vs Peperle, 1952 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit (A57) 1-0 White steamrolls up the board
H Enevoldsen vs R Beyen, 1958 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Dbl R sac, Pin
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 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 Def. Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05) 1-0 Interference
W Bialas vs K Darga, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Q Spearhead Greek Gift
A Shashin vs Dashkevich, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 18 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

French Def. Classical. Swiss Var (C11) 1-0 Another fine mess
Bogoljubov vs J H Donner, 1951 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1-0

How to Win Chess Games Quickly by Fred Reinfeld
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Fingerslip Kunin Double Gambit (C15) 1-0Open d-file
Kunin vs Ochsengoit, 1958 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Center Game: Normal Var (C22) 1-0 Decoy, Pin, QxQ
Bronstein vs NN, 1950 
(C22) Center Game, 10 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 Game: Stanley Var. Reversed Spanish (C26) 1-0 Both offer
Santasiere vs W Adams, 1946 
(C26) Vienna, 10 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Var (C40) 0-1 She can't do it by herself
NN vs Bronstein, 1954 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin (C42) Central Combo
Keres vs C H Alexander, 1954 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 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, Morphy Defense. Caro Var (C70) 0-1 Crossfire!
Tal vs J G van Eybergen, 1959 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 20 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 Game: Morphy Defense (C78) 1-0 Qd5 trifecta
C B van den Berg vs F Gaarenstroom, 1943 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. St. Petersburg Var (C82) 1-0 Master of sacs
Tal vs Miglan, 1950 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 21 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

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap(D08) 0-1Develop w/threats
R Biever vs Cassidy, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Exchange Var (D13) 1-0 Remove the guard, N fork
J W Collins vs J N Cotter, 1957
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 16 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

Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange (D35) 1-0 Which kNight?
Euwe vs Fischer, 1957 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD Three Knights (D37) 1-0 Discovery; the White N is immune
Tal vs Birjanis, 1952 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury (D41) 1-0 Q sac > Boden's Mate
Julio Bolbochan vs Pachman, 1956 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 22 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

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Berlin (E38) 1-0 Dbl R sacrifices
Euwe vs H Kramer, 1950
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 23 moves, 1-0

Most impossible-looking Rook move in chess history?
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch (E29) 1-0 Q&R battery on h-file
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1950 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

No time to breath! Black strike & strike, like Ali in his prim
Korchnoi vs B Djurasevic, 1956 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 25 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch (E86) 0-1 Incredible, Incredible Mikhail Tal
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Maroczy Variation (B12) 1-0 WC lost on time
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Notes by Peter H. Clarke; 13 c5!, 21 b4! and 27 h4!
Petrosian vs Bondarevsky, 1950  
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian vs KIA (A04) 0-1 Bishop Pair Beats Rook Pair
O Troianescu vs Petrosian, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical (A04)1-0 2 Hogs crossfire w/Q
Panno vs Spassky, 1955 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

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

KID/Dutch Leningrad kingside sacrifices beats English/Reti
Petrosian vs Vasiukov, 1956 
(A05) Reti Opening, 37 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

White looks like he will be mated but he has a surprise!
G Forintos vs V Tomovic, 1957 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

a wonderful opposite-bishop color zugzwang
Fischer vs A Sandrin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attk Copycat (A07)1-0 General paralysis of the inane
Petrosian vs M Yudovich Sr., 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 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

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. Hedgehog (A17) 1-0 Spearhead
Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 0-1

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

Remarkable little-known game!
Smyslov vs Keres, 1953 
(A21) English, 92 moves, 1-0

Spielmann-Indian c5-d6 vs Colle c3 (A46) 0-1 Remove the Guard
V Tarasov vs J Yuchtman, 1957
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Colle-Zukertort Becomes a Stalemate
J Fichtl vs F Blatny, 1956 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Odd London System (A48) 0-1 Tigran Attacks!
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1952 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

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

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

Brazen: A classic Q sac, then a N sac followed by a pawn mate
Lilienthal vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 33: Petrosian's Best Games by P.H. Clarke
Pachman vs Petrosian, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 36 moves, 0-1

A well known Nezhmetdinov special
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

OID Ukrainian Var (A54) 0-1 Q Sac, Daring Bishop, Ruthless Rook
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Old Indian Defense: Normal Var (A55) 0-1 Kotov's Brilliancy
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def: Normal (A55) 1-0 N sac for central connected Ps
O Bernstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
Korchnoi vs Gurgenidze, 1957 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

(A43) Old Benoni, 45 moves, 0-1 Tal's attack is beaten back
Tal vs E Bhend, 1959 
(A43) Old Benoni, 45 moves, 0-1

Featured in Seirawan's book Winning Chess Tactics
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Fianchetto Attack (A81) 1-0 No Swindle Happens
Sliwa vs Bronstein, 1957 
(A81) Dutch, 29 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

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

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

Nunn's Chess Openings prefers 9. dxc5 ♘6d7 10. e6 fxe6 11.
W Adams vs NN, 1950 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Czech Def (B06) 1-0 Nxf7 starts a rumble about the countryside
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. (B07) 0-1 Tal blows up the Qside, then dissects Kside
I Blek vs Tal, 1952 
(B07) Pirc, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 168 in Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by G. Burgess
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 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

Game 54: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Closed (B25) 0-1 Triple on d-file
W Walz vs Fischer, 1956 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

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

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer Variation (B39); Q Sac
Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Analyzed by Bobby Fischer in his "My 60 Memorable Games"
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Modern Var (B61) 1-0 Sac your way in
Tal vs K Klaman, 1957 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 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

There mere IDEA of castling opposite sides against TAL!
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Tal does what he pleases! Here - take this, or not.
Tal vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Deep fried
P Moran Santamaria vs E Franco Raymundo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B65) 1-0 Aggressive center
Stein vs V Osnos, 1959 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. 7...a6 Richter-Rauzer (B66) 1-0 Keep piling on
Nezhmetdinov vs P Dubinin, 1950 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Beating the Dragon 101
Fischer vs Larsen, 1958 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 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

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. Leonhardt Var (B88) 1-0 Q sac!
Fischer vs Pilnik, 1959 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Fischer prepared discovered check
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Var (B92) 1-0 Nc7+ was threatened
Keres vs Kotov, 1950 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Promotion battle
Tal vs M Pasman, 1953 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 White is tempted
Ravinsky vs G Ilivitsky, 1952 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 27 moves, 1-0

First Brilliancy Prize of the tournament...and deservedly so!
Nezhmetdinov vs E Paoli, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 27 moves, 1-0

"Tis Better Tolush and Lose than Never Tolush at all!"
Tal vs Tolush, 1956 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 10, p. 37 in Bobby Fischer Rediscoverd by Andrew Soltis
Keres vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 53 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Botvinnik Variation (C05) 0-1 A Rook whippin'
Y Kotkov vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

-- Wolfgang Uhlmann, "Winning with the French"
W Bialas vs Uhlmann, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 23 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

Great games that seem to be virtually unknown
Unzicker vs M Czerniak, 1954 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

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

This is arguably the first computer chess game.
A Turing vs A Glennie, 1952  
(C26) Vienna, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Evans Gambit. Anderssen(C51)1-0Passer; Pseudo Hook Mate in 1
Tal vs M Brakmanis, 1959 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def Kieseritsky (C58) 1-0 Pawn pyramid
Bronstein vs E Rojahn, 1956 
(C58) Two Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. Minckwitz Var (C67) 1-0 SO GOOD it's creepy
Tal vs P Kampenuss, 1953 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Not that knight?The other one?Not that queen?No, the other one?
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 104 in Svetozar Gligoric Collected Games by Leach
Tal vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Kecskemet Var (C75) 1-0A bit like a Greek Gift
L Schmid vs K Gumprich, 1950 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Closed. Center Attack (C84) 1-0 Pawn promotion lesson
Tal vs Straume, 1953 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 58 moves, 1-0

Riga 1958 "Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
Tal vs Geller, 1958 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Stunning Q sacrifice for 3 minor pieces.
Szabo vs K Honfi, 1950 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

QGA Showalter Var (D24) 1-0 R decoy sacrifice arranges Q+ fork
Lutikov vs M Mukhitdinov, 1955
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Exchange. Positional (D35) 1-0 g-file battery, semi-smother
Taimanov vs R Persitz, 1955 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

One of Petrosian's favourite games; QGD Three Knights D37
Petrosian vs Guimard, 1955 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 White changes attack
Taimanov vs Kotov, 1953 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 1-0 Brutal Dbl B Sac
Pachman vs O Neikirch, 1958 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 1-0 Most impressive initiative, N-R-B sac
Geller vs Novotelnov, 1951 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

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

TAL- recommended by himself as one of his most interesting
Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

"absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"
Reshevsky vs Shainswit, 1951 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

The Dancing Knight, Diligent Rook & Dastardly Minority Attack
Larry Evans vs H Opsahl, 1950 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0

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

"The Game of the Century"
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

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

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

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 EG artistry
Keres vs Tal, 1957 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 16: "The Best Games of Boris Spassky" by Andrew Soltis
Teschner vs Spassky, 1959 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 78 moves, 0-1

QID Spassky System (E14) 1-0 Q sac, mating attack
Keres vs Spassky, 1955 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

QID Classical. Traditional (E17) 0-1 Deflection, Pin, Zugzwang
Najdorf vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

QID Classical (E17) 1/2-1/2 Super Swindle into Stalemate
I A Horowitz vs M Pavey, 1951 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch. Accelerated (E24) 1-0 K walk
Kotov vs Keres, 1950 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Saemisch Var (E29) 0-1Dbl N sacs, h-file attk
Cherepkov vs Korchnoi, 1959 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical (E32) 0-1 Destructive Sac Exchange!
J Jezek vs Pachman, 1953 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical (E32) 0-1Q sac into semi-smothered#
Balanel vs A Pytlakowski, 1951 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1N supports Nxf2, promo
A M Giustolisi vs Euwe, 1950
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 31 moves, 0-1

the two extra pawns were a sure guarantee of victory." (Averbak
Reshevsky vs Geller, 1953 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ya gotta SQUEEZE 'EM to please 'em!
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1959 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Nimzo-Indian Def. Huebner(E41) 1-0No pawn cover vs heavy pieces
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Zurich 1953; Unravel this one!
Keres vs Reshevsky, 1953 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 0-1 The horse is hers!
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

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

KID Immediate Fnchtto (E60) 1-0 W just climbs aboard, takes off
Euwe vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Valery Beim, in "How To Calculate Chess Tactics", annotates
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1956 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

KID Yugoslav Exch (E66) 0-1 Petro returned to table, blundered
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 36 moves, 0-1

Chaos from Corner to Corner
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

KID Averbakh. Benoni Def Advance (E75) 1-0 Boden's Mate threat
Stahlberg vs A Matanovic, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 41 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 1/2-1/2 Q giveways
Zamikhovsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1956 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal sacs two Ns, pawn wedge supports penetration, discovered+
Niebult vs Tal, 1954 
(E92) King's Indian, 29 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

Game 60 in Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker.
Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1859 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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 Masterpieces...by Irving Chernev
E Zagorjansky vs P Romanovsky, 1943 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 63 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

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

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 Def. Chameleon (B20) 1-0 Dbl Exchange Sac, Interfere
Tartakower vs R Broadbent, 1946 
(B20) Sicilian, 30 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

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

Sicilian Def. McDonnell Attk (B21) 0-1 Tense position, unique d
S Khavsky vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 31 moves, 0-1

KGA Schallop Def (C34) 0-1 VK became a great positional player
Korchnoi vs G Borisenko, 1950 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

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

NID Saemisch (E27) 1-0 Impressive Philidor's Legacy 3 vs 2 attk
Tal vs Zwaigzne, 1952 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Advance (C19) 1-0 Well done~
Smyslov vs Letelier, 1950 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 1-0

A young Korchnoi uses the Bird to beat a strong player
Korchnoi vs G Goldberg, 1950 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attk ML. Sherbakov (B89) 1-0 Trampoline!
Geller vs J Vatnikov, 1950 
(B89) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CntrG (C40) 1-0 W does not cooperate!
G Kramer vs G Primavera, 1950 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attk. Leonhardt(B88) 1-0Sac, rob the pin
Nezhmetdinov vs Romanov, 1950 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 8 in Irving Chernev's The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess
A Seppelt vs Leganki, 1950 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Swedish, Central Break (D33) 0-1 Black 39...?
T van Scheltinga vs Stahlberg, 1950 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Mikenas-Carls Var (A15) 1-0 Lost B
Smyslov vs Sokolsky, 1950 
(A15) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam (B93) 1-0 Decoy R sac sets up Nxf7+
Nezhmetdinov vs Aronin, 1950 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 30 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov Var. resembles Curry (E12) 1-0 Spearhead on h-file
Bisguier vs Larry Evans, 1951 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

An attacking genius - right up there with Keres, Tal & Alekhine
Nezhmetdinov vs Estrin, 1951 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

The W Bishop p. 27, Modern Chess Self-tutor by David Bronstein
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(A91) Dutch Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Accepted (D44) Qk draw 1/2-1/2 Photo
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Var (E30) 1-0 Holes
Tal vs Gipslis, 1951 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 6 in Paul Keres: The Quest for Perfection by Paul Keres.
Keres vs Taimanov, 1951 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 39 in Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman
J Vesely vs Pachman, 1951
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware Def (C51) 1-0 Nxf7+ sac, discovery+
Seidman vs A Mengarini, 1951
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def. Greco Gambit (C23) 0-1 Zugzwang!
Falkbeer vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Bogie put up a fight
Koltanowski vs H Bogart, 1952 
(C01) French, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein, Flohr Line (D62) 1-0 Anastasia's#
Casas vs L Piazzini, 1952 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Boleslavsky (B58) 0-1 Do you know where your N is?
Unzicker vs Taimanov, 1952 
(B58) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Scheveningen. Vitolins Var (B80) 0-1 Discovered+
Wade vs Pachman, 1952
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 0-1

Bronstein annotates in Latvian chss magazine Sahs, issue 1970/7
Y Gusev vs Antoshin, 1952 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Classical (B56) 0-1 Stampedes on the wings
Aevski vs Tal, 1952 
(B56) Sicilian, 20 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1/2-1/2 Qs & Ns workin'
Konstantinopolsky vs Korchnoi, 1952 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian, Two Knights Def (C55) 1-0Battery pins B on open e-file
Koltanowski vs NN, 1953 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Old Line (C32)1-0 Qs close in
Larsen vs J Penrose, 1953 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

Germans say "Zwickmuhle" (literally, "double mill" or dilemma).
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

How to Win Chess Games Quickly by Fred Reinfeld (Nxd4 loses)
C Kottnauer vs K Whyld, 1953 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Classical (A70) 0-1 Black sac attack
Birbrager vs Tal, 1953 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

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

East Indian Def/Tarrasch (E00) 0-1 Q sac for passer & pieces
Udris vs Tal, 1953 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Sic Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) (B91) 1-0 Brutal Kside pile-up
Panov vs N Sorokin, 1953 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 Develop All, clear the file!
B Tagirov vs Janosevic, 1953 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

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

Philidor Def Exchange (C41) 0-1 Loose pieces are a problem
M Beilin vs Antoshin, 1953 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 8 in 'Spassky: Move by Move' by Zenon Franco Ocampos.
Szabo vs Spassky, 1953 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Queen's tirade
Szabo vs Bronstein, 1953 
(A53) Old Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

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

KID Accelerated Averbakh (E70)1-0 Q trap; W gives back material
Bisguier vs Reshevsky, 1954 
(E70) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

KID Four Pawns Attack (E76) 1-0 Blindfold; Bs best Ns ending
Bisguier vs Kashdan, 1954
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Milev surely knew that CHO'D Alexander was not a patzer...
C H Alexander vs Z Milev, 1954
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack. Richter Variation (D01) 1-0 0-0-0 vs 0-0...pin
Bisguier vs J Sherwin, 1954 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

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

Gruenfeld Defense: Botvinnik Var (D95) 1-0 Poise under pressure
Bisguier vs D Byrne, 1954 
(D95) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 7 in 'The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal' by Mikhail Tal.
Tal vs Averbakh, 1954 
(C47) Four Knights, 40 moves, 1-0

Sometimes a hasty liquidation doesn't secure the draw.
O Sterner vs Boleslavsky, 1954
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer (B62) 0-1 She waved a W flag to barter
V Sherbakov vs Taimanov, 1954 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 15 moves, 0-1

"No, it was a true Estonian game!"
Keres vs Sajtar, 1954 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 1-0 Correspondence
P Singleton vs T I Casswell, 1954 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Leningrad. Matulovic (A89) 1/2-1/2 Take me or lose!
G Kluger vs B Sandor, 1954 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 24 in The Golden Dozen...by Irving Chernev
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1-0

G49: The Soviet Champships by Mark Taimanov & Bernard Cafferty
Geller vs Averbakh, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: French Variation. Normal (B40) 0-1 'Tis a beaut!
B E Horberg vs Trompowsky, 1954 
(B40) Sicilian, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 88: The 100 Best Games of 20th Century by Andrew Soltis
Gligoric vs Petrosian, 1954 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def.Two Knights Attack (B10) 0-1 Bold opening sacs
Tal vs Aronin, 1954 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Pin, add attackers
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1954 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0 N on 6th supports mate
Larsen vs D Suboticanec, 1955 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

KId. Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 1-0 The Qs zoom to/from corners
Feuerstein vs Bennett, 1955 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Keres vs A Fuderer, 1955 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Yugoslav Attack Panov Var (B76) 1-0 Flank Q trap
Botvinnik vs Averbakh, 1955 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Goteborg (Argentine) (B98) 1-0 Nxe6 opens f7
Geller vs Panno, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 h-file battery
Y Neishtadt vs Gipslis, 1955 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 0-1 Pawn thrusts
T van Scheltinga vs A Henriksen, 1955 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Dutch, Staunton Gambit. 3.Nd2 AmericanAttack (A82)0-1 Ukraine W
Bisguier vs Bronstein, 1955 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

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

Najdorf simply annihilated in the Najdorf!!
Keres vs Najdorf, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

Excerpt from 'The Reliable Past' by Edward Sosonko (2003 NIC)
Lutikov vs Tal, 1955 
(B53) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C75) 1-0 W initiative
Keres vs Sliwa, 1955 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Hedgehog Systm (A17) 1-0Exchange sac
Smyslov vs P Trifunovic, 1955 
(A17) English, 48 moves, 1-0

French Adv Main Line 6.a3 cxd4 (C02) 1-0 Back-to-back N sacs!
Antoshin vs Kasparian, 1955 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

Complete Book of Beginning Chess: King's Indian Attack
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Meran. Stahlberg Var (D49) 1-0 Photo of the big match
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 41 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 0-1 Diemer's own def
K Stummer vs E J Diemer, 1955 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Def Closed (B23) 0-1 Whipped from the opening bell
Pachman vs Najdorf, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Game 131 in Soviet Chess 1917-1991 by Andrew Soltis
Smyslov vs G Ilivitsky, 1955 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 43 moves, 0-1

25...Nc1! double attack & obstruction move combined, threatens
Poltoranov vs Stein, 1955 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 25 moves, 0-1

IM Jeremy Silman's "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 202-204
Unzicker vs J H Donner, 1955 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack (B51) 0-1 R battery down the middle
Unzicker vs Filip, 1955 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attk. Teichmann f6 (C13) 1/2-Wild hoss
Spassky vs Guimard, 1955
(C13) French, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0 Young Boris' secret weapon
Spassky vs Averbakh, 1955 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

How Not To Play KID Four Pawns Attack With Black
Keres vs Geller, 1956 
(E70) King's Indian, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attk. Flank Var (B87) 1-0 Winning K walk
Fischer vs Zuckerman, 1965 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 1-0 Greek Gift
F J Perez Perez vs R Toran Albero, 1956 
(B83) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

KID Averbakh. Benoni Def Advance (E75) 0-1 Tal punishes 0-0-0?
Chukaev vs Tal, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

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

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

QGD Austrian Def. Gusev Countergambit (D06) 1-0 Rob the pin
Korchnoi vs N Gusev, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var (C41) 1-0 Soviet mini
Ullianov vs Zubikov, 1956 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Czech Var (A53) 1-0 Stunning finish!!
Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Games of Robert J Fischer by O'Connell and Wade
J Tamargo vs Fischer, 1956 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 40 moves, 0-1

US Junior Ch. Philadelphia 1956 Rd.2 (first Najdorf)
C Grossguth vs Fischer, 1956 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 24 in Paul Keres: The Quest for Perfection by Paul Keres
Keres vs Unzicker, 1956 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

BFTC: Page 235 (White to move 24.?)
Seidman vs Fischer, 1957 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Nezhmetdinov, . . . if he had the attack, could kill anybody...
Nezhmetdinov vs Y Kotkov, 1957 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

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

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

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 0-1 Mate in 4
N Karaklajic vs G Pfeiffer, 1957 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 0-1

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange (D41) 1-0 Strong center march
Antoshin vs Korchnoi, 1957 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Here she comes!
J Boey vs O'Kelly, 1957 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attk. Leonhardt (B88) 0-1 Guns drawn all
J Jezek vs Boleslavsky, 1957 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

Attack with Mikhail Tal by the man himself
A Bannik vs Tal, 1957 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

The greatest draw ever made??? (Soltis thinks so.)
Tal vs Aronin, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Surprise jab
Tal vs Larsen, 1957 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 0-1 Two ways to mate!!
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

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

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

F1N!
Larsen vs C Munoz, 1957 
(A15) English, 34 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0The Wizard of Riga
Tal vs I Nei, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Reshevsky Var (E46) 0-1 No draw
G Mititelu vs Tal, 1958 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 1-0 White owns e5 square
A Bannik vs Tal, 1958 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 52 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B75) 1-0 Race of the Rooks
M Farre vs A Gudmundsson, 1958 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Get the Q in close and support her
H Rossetto vs J Behrensen, 1958 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky drops Q in 12, but plays to to move 40
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Kaufmann Attack (C42) 1-0 Zw+ prevents 0-0
Larry Evans vs Bisguier, 1958 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Hans Kmoch, in the October 1958 issue of Chess Review (p.313)
L Dubeck vs R Weinstein, 1958 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 18 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 1-0 Kamikaze Pawn
Tal vs Z Milev, 1958 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish,Marshall Attack. Steiner Var (C89) 0-1 Exposed royalty
C B van den Berg vs Szabo, 1958 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 24 moves, 0-1

annotated in J. Hajtun, Selected Games of Mikhail Tal, game 21
Tal vs Furman, 1958 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

10. Bxf7+! preceded Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958
Bastrikov vs L Shamkovich, 1958 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D47) 1-0 Sharp tactics
Petrosian vs Nezhmetdinov, 1959 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 1-0 Discovered Dbl Attack
Spassky vs V Mikenas, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

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

King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E80) 0-1 Sneaky B pair
J de Souza Mendes vs Fischer, 1959 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Classical (B57) 1-0 Black Q gets trapped grabbing pawn
Fischer vs NN, 1959 
(B56) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Game 4 in My Sixty Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer
Pilnik vs Fischer, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: 4 Pawns Attk. ML (B03) 1-0 Batteries
N L Freeman vs D A Curtis, 1959 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Mikhail Tal's Best Games 1951-60 by P.H. Clarke
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Bernstein Def (E59) 1/2-1/2 Q sac for stalemate!
Najdorf vs R A Redolfi, 1959 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knt Var (A16) 1-0Had it, lost it
Keres vs Tal, 1959 
(A16) English, 64 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 ML. Mieses 6.d5 Nb4 (B01) 1-0 He's no fool
Fischer vs Seidman, 1959 
(B01) Scandinavian, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 9 in Alekhine Alert by Timothy Taylor
Nezhmetdinov vs Spassky, 1959 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

QGD. Albin Countergambit. Normal -- Not (D08) 0-1 BRAVE!!
H Woolverton vs D B Pritchard, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Game 15 in My 60 Memorable Games by Robert James Fischer.
Smyslov vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 54 moves, 0-1

C Toerber vs G Menke, 1950 
(C15) French, Winawer, 12 moves, 1-0

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