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Basic Foodfight Recipe Catered by Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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This collection was originally compiled by foodfight and has since been expanded buffet-style by Fredthebear. Thank you foodfight!

This is a repertoire for scholastic players that can be used their entire chess career. Fredthebear has inserted numerous additional games to the original food preparation of 20 games (and comments) that are scattered through out. More entrees continue to be added to the menu as we continue to fire and hire more cooks.

Hey, don't get any big ideas, kids. Any of you young'uns that throw food will be eating celery and crackers for a week!

For White:

Play the same White openings over and over against the same Black defenses so you come to understand what will happen next. Black could play any one of two dozen different defenses. Then there are variations within each defense! For example, in the Scandinavian Defense, Black might play the queen to Qa5, Qd6, Qd8, or leave her alone and bring out the knight instead -- even though White starts out the same way against all variations! This is plenty for White to learn about; start the same way and get accustomed to all the different tries by Black. Don't go changing your White openings around. Stick with the same approach and learn how to beat each Black defense and it's variations. Your performance will gradually improve as you play these sample games over and over and over again and become familiar with Black's operations.

Start by playing 1.e4. "Best by test" said Bobby Fischer. This was shown in his dominant performances as a youth player all the way to becoming undisputed world champion.

By moving a center pawn ahead two squares (1.e4 in this case), the knight, bishop and queen can all come off the back rank as needed to influence the center. Mobility is ALL important! (A piece that cannot move is of little use.) The knight, bishop and queen ALL increase their mobility by moving off the edge toward the middle, threatening more squares from the center of the board. Rapid piece development off the back row can lead to some quick attacks if your opponent moves too many pawns or the same piece back and forth wasting time. Activate your entire army for a stronger fighting force. Get a numbers advantage. Do this by developing a different piece off the back row into the fight on each turn!! Play with your faster pieces, not your slow pawns!

In the opening, it's generally best to move a center pawn, both knights and bishops (the minor pieces) to prepare to safely castle the king away from the raging battle in the center. The two armies will fight in the center of the board while your castled king watches from a distant corner. General Tip: In most well-played games, the king and rooks first moves are sideways, not forward. The rooks like the space between them cleared out so they can guard each other... this is called connected rooks. The king does not charge out to fight until much, much later in the game after most of the faster pieces are traded off (the opening dozen moves and middle game exchanges have come and gone) when there's no fear of him getting checkmated due to lack of remaining material in the endgame.

Legall's Checkmate. This well-known checkmate pattern uses three minor pieces to checkmate the opposing king before it has a chance to castle. In the opening phase, quickly bring your minor pieces off the back row! White moves the Ng1 to Nf3 to Ne5 to protect the Bxf7+ coming next. This knight maneuver into the middle is an unpin that exposes the unmoved White queen to capture... a sitting sacrifice that buys time. While the Black bishop is busy capturing the White queen, the White minor pieces swarm in upon the Black king for checkmate. (Instead of getting checkmated, Black's best play is to capture the White knight in the middle to stop Legall's checkmate, which allows the White queen to capture the undefended Black bishop.)

More Basic Checkmates in the Italian Game (C50-C55) and Uncommon Openings (A00) show how to use the knight, bishop and queen to quickly smash Black's position if Black delays minor piece development. Black's f7-square is vulnerable in the opening because it's only protection is by the king. The student cannot win a game of chess until s/he understands how to inflict checkmate (as well as prevent incoming threats)! Most mating attacks require three or four units working together. One and two piece attacks are a waste of time.

Note that White on the attack often ignores the threat of a minor piece (knight or bishop) being captured by a pawn to continue on with the attack! Remember, when one of your pieces is threatened with capture, do not automatically retreat it to safety. Instead, try to make a greater threat against the opposing king or queen.

Chew up the Center Counter/Scandinavian (B01) defense. White should always accept Black's pawn offer 2.exd5 and then develop the minor pieces (knights and bishops) with a comfortable game. Gain time by threatening the Black queen when possible. Just be aware of Black's bishops pinning White knights.

Swallow the Sicilian with the Grand Prix Attack (B23). This is a good attacking Anti-Sicilian line that expands on the kingside. White should use the 3.Bb5 Closed system (B25) if Black plays 2.Nc6. You can find more on the GBW way to play the Grand Prix here: Game Collection: BRCC: Against The Sicilian These same Anti-Sicilian concepts can be used as Black when combating the English Opening 1.c4. See the (A27) games toward the bottom of the list.

Serve an extra free pawn in the Scotch Gambit (C44-C45). For more Scotch Gambit ideas check out "A Lazy Player's Guide To The Scotch Gambit" http://web.archive.org/web/20020803... Many of our players like the Italian Game 3.Bc4. You can find another agressive way to play here: Game Collection: BRCC: Mad Italian Openings For White

Dilute Damiano's (C40) Defense 2...f6? Beginning 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6? is a poor defense if White has studied how to take advantage of it. White can execute the immediate knight sacrifice 3.Nxe5! as shown in the (C40) sample games. Or, White can play 3.Bc4 or 3.d4 safely as shown in the (A00) game.

Fry the French (C00-C19) Defense with Nc3 Variations (Winawer and Classical)See Game Collection: French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Variation and Game Collection: FRENCH CLASSICAL for more.

Fredthebear has significantly boosted the French repertoire with many additional games. White must carefully protect his center pawns against the French defense and expect Black to form a battery along the c-file. White nearly always castles kingside, away from Black's queenside expansion. Sometimes White trades off the e-pawn and makes use of the e-file. White often benefits from having the safer castled king against the French defense; the Black king may or may not castle.

For Black:

Most of the repertoire is based on responding to 1.e4 with ...e5. If you want another approach, consider the Sicilian Sveshnikov: Game Collection: BRCC: Sicilian Sveshnikov, Paulsen, & Neo-Paulse

Two Knights Defense. Foodfight hesitated to recommend this. Make sure you learn this system well if you are going to play it. There is a lot to learn here (but the games are exciting tactical battles). Check out this game collection: Game Collection: Two Knights Additional Study Also check out this excellent collection on the Traxler Counter-attack:Game Collection: Wandering Tour through the Traxler Counterattack More Black victories in the Two Knights: Game Collection: two knights The Giuoco Piano is a quieter alternative: Game Collection: BRCC: 1. e4 Games For White and Black

Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense. This is complex, but fun, approach. You can (and need to) learn more here: Game Collection: repertorio gaston If the Schliemann is not for you consider the Marshall Attack - Game Collection: MARSHALL GAMBIT The Marshall Attack in the Spanish Game is more involved for Black.

Also prepare a Black defense for the Danish Gambit, Scotch Game, and Four Knights Game.

Against 1.d4 2.c4 Queen's Gambit, play the Albin Countergambit - There are more games to look at here: Game Collection: Albin

If White starts 1.d4 but does not offer 2.c4, Black must prepare for slower approaches that generally aim for a kingside attack, especially the popular Colle System.

Note: Against 1.Nf3, Black is advised to replay with 1...d5 in preparation for transposals, but 1...g3 can be met by 1...e5.

What to think about during a chess game?

Chess Tip: "Attack a more important unit!" "Attack" means to take aim at an opposing unit, threatening to capture it on the next turn. A "more important unit" is any opposing army member of greater value. The pawn has the least value, the king has the greatest value. For example, you might aim a pawn at his bishop, or aim your knight at his rooks or royalty. Start by looking to attack the most important piece first...the king.

The object of chess is to checkmate the king. The king is more important than all the other units combined. Your king must survive while you go after his king! But, if you cannot check the king in 1 or 2 moves, then consider taking aim at the queen, or rooks because they have a lot of mobility once the pawns are out of the way. It can be wise to aim your long range pieces (bishops, rooks and queen) through a pawn or knight at the opponent's most important pieces (king, queen, and rooks). So, try to attack a more important piece, especially royalty, by direct aim or by indirect aim through a unit sitting in between the attacker and the target.

The old games of Gioachino Greco and Paul Morphy give excellent examples of how to attack the king. If no attack on the king is readily available, they often attack the queen or rook -- the next most important pieces. Just remember that capturing the opposing queen or rook improves your chances of winning eventually, but does not guarantee a win. For after you make your capture, the move now belongs to your opponent, who may go after your own king!

Before you look for your move, stop and think about what your opponent intends to do next. What is your opponent's NEXT move? What is s/he aiming at? Am I in check? Can s/he put me in check on the next turn? If s/he makes a capture, will I re-capture or do something else? Can s/he add add another attacker or subtract my defender (get rid of a protective unit one way or another) from the protection coverage? Where can I be outnumbered? Examine all possible CHECKS and CAPTURES on the move, and threats to check or capture in TWO MOVES. Consider an attacking move -- taking aim -- for each and every piece. Don't ignore any pieces, theirs or yours. Don't leave any back row pieces just sitting still on their original squares. It's O.K., often wise for flank pawns to sit on their original squares. The center pawns need to be moved early in the game, but the flank pawns might or might not move at all. Try not to move flank pawns until the endgame arises after several captures have been made.

Knights are especially tricky. A dark-squared knight can attack several different dark squares in two moves (moving from dark square to light square to dark square). Likewise, a light-squared knight can attack several light squares in two moves (moving from light square to dark square to light square). Conversely, the dark squared bishop might only need one move to attack two units on the same dark line. The LIGHT squared bishop might only need one move to attack two units on the same LIGHT line. However, bishops cannot change colors or hop over obstructive pawns like the knight can. Knights work well in a crowd. Bishops need open lines. Bishops get stronger as more and more pawns are removed.

The key is to not get so greedy, tunnel vision, or overly concerned about one particular move that you forget to consider a move by each and every piece. Playing the obvious move will get you beat by the not-so-obvious move that you forgot to consider! Find the best move by each piece, then compare each possibility and decide which one move fits the needs of the position the best.

When you see a good move -- wait! Look for a better move. Keep shopping around. You wouldn't marry the first girl you see, would you?

Sometimes you can temporarily ignore the opponent's threat to make a stronger move of your own. For example, if your opponent is trying to capture your knight, but you can capture his rook with check, you can ignore this threat against your knight and take his rook instead! In another instance, you might be able to pin the attacker to it's king so it cannot move to capture. A pin can really slow down the opponent if s/he cannot wiggle out of it!

Another Chess Tip: Try to make one move that attacks two opposing units at the same time. For example, a bishop pin or a knight fork aims at two opposing units at the same time, sometimes three! This is especially useful if one or more of the opposing units are undefended, free for the taking on the next turn. The concept of "double attack" at the same time is very important in chess. Your opponent only has one move, and might not be able to save both units from capture.

Most strong chess players solve tactics, combinations, and checkmate positions every day. It's a lot of fun to analyze chess diagrams from a book to find the best move. Most old-timers have studied chess puzzles published by authors Fred Reinfeld, Milton Finkelstein, Julius Du Mont, Larry Evans, and Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch. Others have studied puzzles by authors Gary Lane, Julian Hodgson, Paul Littlewood, Raymond Keene, John Nunn and Neil McDonald. A.J. Gillam and Murray Chandler have written some excellent books for scholastic players to study. "The Right Way to Play Chess" by David Pritchard is inexpensive and full of useful information for advanced beginners and intermediates. A simple but highly useful book on checkmates is "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" by Bobby Fischer and friends! Of course, there are so many other good chess writers around the world. However, I caution students: If the book has lots and lots of writing and very few diagrams, it is probably too advanced and probably should wait some years for advancement. Instead, get a chess puzzle book with lots of diagrams (usually 300+ diagrams in one book).

Learning to find the best move in a position will make you a strong attacker. Identifying the opponent's best move coming next will turn you into a strong defender. Both will result from solving chess puzzles every day!

Repetition is the Key to Studying This List of Games: A) Play through the first five games twice. Go back to the top. B) Play through the first ten games twice. Return to the top. C) Play through the first fifteen games twice. Return to top. D) Play through the first twenty games twice. Return to top. E) Play through the first twenty-five games twice. Etc. Etc. F) Play through the first thirty games twice. Etc. Etc. Etc. Replays continue to slowly but surely add to your foundation of knowledge without forgetting what you already know.

Fredthebear is working on other chess projects. No significant changes or additions are expected to this collection until 2019.

* Tpstar 2Ns: Game Collection: tpstar 2N

* A few Spanish Closed Defense games by Rubinstein: Game Collection: A Spanish Repertoire for Black

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 The original Legall's checkmate.
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Unpin into Legall's checkmate
Falkbeer vs NN, 1847 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Italian-Scotch vs Philidor (C50) 1-0 Unpin, 9.Nd5 Legall's #
F Knauer vs H Boehm, 1995 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 8 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit 5.Nxc3 (C21) 1-0 Unpin into Legall's #
A G Essery vs F H Warren, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian Game (C50) 1-0 Unpin into Legall's checkmate.
A Cheron vs Jeanloz, 1929 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 8 moves, 1-0

Uncommon Opening (A00) 1-0 Legall's #. Start P-K4 on Kingside
O Bjarnason vs V Dittler, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. strange f6? Qe7? (C41) 1-0 Unpin into Legall's #
Mackenzie vs F Perrin, 1868 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Uncommon Opening (A00) 1-0 Bxf7+, Ng5+, Qf3+ etc.
H Van der Heijden vs Feenstra, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Italian Game 3...Nh6? (C50) 1-0 Develop N & B, 0-0, Attack>Mate
Koltanowski vs Day, 1960 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Defense (C55) 1-0 Dbl Check #
Koltanowski vs K B Richardson, 1960 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian (C50) 1-0 f6 is bad, g5 worse! Move pieces, not pawns!
Hartlaub vs H Rosenbaum, 1892 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 6 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Rousseau G / Latvian G (C50) 1-0Unique semi-smoth
H G Gunderam vs A Grava, 1970 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian Game 4.0-0 f5 5.d4 (C50) 1-0 A rim rockin' slam dunk!!
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

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

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

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) 1-0 Reversed Englund Gambit
L Ingram vs A McDonald, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Center Counter 3...Qa5 (B01) 1-0 Q trap fighting for c7 square
Wiesel vs Weigel, 1923 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts (B01) 1-0 0-0-0 & pawn storm
Fressinet vs M Feygin, 2008
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts (B01) 1-0 Swappin' punches!
S Milliet vs A Corke, 2013 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 Anderssen Cntrattk 4.d4 e5 (B01) 1-0 Notes by Lowenthal
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 28: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Tarrasch vs J Mieses, 1920 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 1-0

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

P-K4 La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 1-0 Double check is mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Uncommon Opening(B00) 1-0 Dbl R sac into Philidor's Legacy
J J Rousseau vs D Hume, 1765 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Chess variants / Scotch Gambit (000) 1-0 Brilliant Corner Mate!
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 En passant promotes, pins
Morphy vs Hart, 1854 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix Attk 5.Bc4 (B23) 1-0 Pin, Distract K as Defender
T Farley vs M Kawuma, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix Attack 5.Bc4 (B23) 1-0 Clever demolition sac 21.Nxe6
Anand vs Gelfand, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix Attack 5.Bc4 (B23) 1-0 Brutal Kside onslaught
J Johnson vs Kaufman, 1979 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 19 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix Attk 5.Bc4 (B23) 1-0 Sac attack into discovered+
G Welling vs Kappler, 1983 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

Anti - Sicilian 1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 d6 then play 3 f4 Grand Prix
Nakamura vs W M Buehl, 2001
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Anti - Sicilian 1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 then play 3 Bb5
S A Iuldachev vs A H T dos Santos Fier, 2006 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Anti - Sicilian 1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 then play 3 Bb5
H Simonian vs Lutsko, 2007 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 58 moves, 1-0

Anti - Sicilian 1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 then play 3 Bb5
A Kovacevic vs N Djukic, 2002
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Traditional (B25) 1-0 Spearhead on f7
R Hess vs Flavio Perez, 2007
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Always consider En Prise moves as possible 2-movers.
N Gaprindashvili vs A Blagidze, 1963 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Korchnoi Def (B23)1-0 P rollers opposite wings
Blatny vs N Ioseliani, 1988
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Korchnoi Def (B23) 1-0 Greed is a sin.
Blatny vs M Werner, 1988 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Korchnoi Def (B23) 1-0 Rs use half-open g-file
A Sabani vs Adorjan, 1990
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

KIA e5, Qe2 vs French (A08) 1-0 Pawns expand, tactical MG
Fischer vs U Geller, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B23) 1-0 26.Nh7# Smothered Mate
A Bodnaruk vs V Gunina, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit; Game could continue 6...Nh6 7.Bxh6 O-O! 8. Nc3!
J T Zezulkin vs K Jasik, 2001 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. London Defense (C44) 1-0 Spearhead on f7
E Rosenblatt vs Reinhard, 1987 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Advance Variation
Weeramantry vs E Ciuca, 2003
(C45) Scotch Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Advance Variation
Carlos Torre vs H R Bigelow, 1924 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Canal Var (C56) 1-0 Royal Fork #!
I Gudju vs Bogdanovsky, 1927 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Double Gambit Accepted (C56) 1-0 Rob the pin
Illescas Cordoba vs D Garcia Ilundain, 1991 
(C56) Two Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit
A Hadzimanolis vs A Stefanova, 2005
(C45) Scotch Game, 69 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit vs Uncommon 1...f6 is the worst defense (A00) 1-0
J A Diaz Rodriguez vs M Maximiano Burgos, 1994 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Damiano Gambit Chigorin Gambit (C40) 1-0Black Q is trapped
J Krejcik vs R Muenz, 1911 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Elephant G (C40) 1-0 Discovered double check on the open e-file
A Toth vs C Guerra Costa, 1999 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

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

P-K4 Busch-Gass Gambit (C40) 1-0 The Krejcik queen trap
J Krejcik vs Baumgartner, 1914 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Not Normal 3...Ne7? (C10) 1-0Fianchetto creates weakness
A Kinoshita vs D Jegaden, 2008 
(C10) French, 7 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

Game 14: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Tarrasch vs J Mieses, 1916 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Miniature: = PM's Opera House Game
Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

FR Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 W sacs 3 pieces on g7
P Dubinin vs Nikola Petrov, 1936 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

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

French / Owen Defense (C00) 1-0 She shouldn't have been there
K V Chernyshov vs Andrejew, 1982 
(C00) French Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Not Normal (C00) 1-0 Pawn fork on move 4
M Mas vs R Guerrero, 1991 
(C00) French Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 7: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Spielmann vs R Wahle, 1926 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

50 games in Solitaire Chess by Bruce Pandolfini
Larsen vs Portisch, 1964 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 1-0 Full force Kside!
Mackenzie vs J Mason, 1878 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

FR Classical, Delayed Exchange (C11) 1-0 Notes by AN, others
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 1-0 Unthinkable combo
Alekhine vs Von Feldt, 1916 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

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

French Def Classical. Delayed Exchange Nc6(C11) 1-0Notes by JHB
Blackburne vs J Fish, 1879  
(C11) French, 29 moves, 1-0

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

A Dueckstein vs Y Porat, 1956
(C11) French, 41 moves, 1-0

Sadvakasov vs Y Krivko, 1996 
(C01) French, Exchange, 29 moves, 1-0

J Mieses vs E Straat, 1923 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 1/2-1/2 Neither K castles
J Mieses vs Maroczy, 1907
(C01) French, Exchange, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Classical. Delayed $X (C11) 0-1Instead Moore, OK Armaged
Didier vs L Rosen, 1900 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 0-1

Bird jars Mason with a circus of knights and rooks
Bird vs J Mason, 1876 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 0-1 Rs & OCB EG
J R Schroeder vs J Kulbacki, 1987 
(C11) French, 55 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Delayed Exch (C11)0-1 W is cut-off; OCB+Rs EG
Chigorin vs E Delmar, 1889 
(C11) French, 135 moves, 0-1

French Defense: McCutcheon. Exchange (C12) 1-0 Qs scramble
O Bernstein vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 30 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein 4...Bd6 (C10) 1-0Fatal Nge7 w/Greek Gift Bxh7
K Blom vs Niels Jensen, 1934 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein 4...Bb4+? (C10) 1-0 Useless vs. Useful Checks
B Wall vs W Wall, 1969 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Fort Knox Var 4...Bd7 (C10) 1-0 Q trap
Y Kotkov vs Akopjan, 1966 
(C10) French, 9 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 Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 1-0
Geller vs Sokolsky, 1950 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn ML (C18) 1-0 kNight robs the pin
Nijboer vs Timman, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

Cruelly portraying the Winawer unsound with repetitive checks.
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 0-1 Raid half-open files
F Libiszewski vs Rozentalis, 2010 
(C18) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0 Nab pawn grabbing Q
B Wall vs N Barsalou, 1980 
(C11) French, 8 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz (C11)1-0 Pile on the pin
J Gallagher vs Korchnoi, 2006 
(C11) French, 14 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0Greek gift, P wedge, Q+
Steinitz vs C Golmayo, 1888 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Constriction strategy
Steinitz vs Sellman, 1885 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 17 in Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker, World Champion
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 1-0 Dlbd Rs on h-file
Fischer vs J Plaster, 1964 
(C14) French, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz (C14) 1-0 kNight bite
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2012 
(C14) French, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation
Judit Polgar vs T Filep, 1990
(C14) French, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Defense: Hanham Var (C41) 1-0 Neat Q trap
Leonhardt vs NN, 1912 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian, Schilling-Kostic Gambit (C50) 1-0 3...Nd4 is bad
C Luciani vs M Petrovic, 2001 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 If KxNe6, then Qf5 mate.
W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B25) 1-0 The thinnest chance
Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed f4, Nf3 (B25) 1-0 Open g-file
Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed f4, Nf3 (B25) 1-0 Exchange sac
A Boog vs Van Wely, 1993
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed Nf3, delayed f4 (B26) 1/2-1/2 OCB ending
Smyslov vs Fischer, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Closed. Botvinnik Def I Edge (B25) 1-0 Open g-file
Short vs Zhu Chen, 2002
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Botvinnik Def. I Edge Var (B25) 1-0Pile on pin
I Bilek vs Gheorghiu, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24)1-0 A masterpiece
L Day vs T Koliada, 1994 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Game 94, "Anatoly Karpov - My 300 Best Games"
Karpov vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed (B25) 1-0 Missed combo. White wins anyway.
Smyslov vs Larsen, 1958 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Botvinnik Def. II (B25) 1/2-1/2 missed the win
Adams vs Topalov, 2007 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Closed Variation 6.Be3 (B26) 1-0 Nice lil' combo
Ljubojevic vs Quinteros, 1981 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed 6.Be3 (B26) 1-0 See 10th move notes
Adams vs Anand, 1998 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed 9.Be3 (B25) 1-0 Astonishing central battle!
Navara vs Sasikiran, 2009 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sic Closed Chameleon 6.Be3 (B23) 0-1Hole/Smothered Mate
Marjanovic vs I Zhivanov, 1946 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 6 moves, 0-1

Miniature found in "The Massive Book of Chess" shows 9...Bh3!
P A Rasmussen vs E Brondum, 1995 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 9 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack 7.Be3 (A07) 1-0 h-file attack, Deflection
Capablanca vs J C Rather, 1936 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sic/French Adv (A07) 1-0Furious Kside attk, Arabian# w/Q
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sic Dragon (A07) 1-0 "Outrageous" mating net!
Fischer vs J Durao, 1966 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

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

KIA/Sicilian Closed (A07) 1-0 Impressive Discovery/Interference
K Shanava vs N Umudova, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Sic Closed. Fianchetto 9.Be3 (B24) 1-0 #68 on Soltis Top 100
Smyslov vs Kotov, 1943 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Sic Closed. Fianchetto (B25) 1-0 Chernev's Most Instructive G34
Panov vs Taimanov, 1952 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 55 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed 6.f4 7.Nf3 8.Be3 (B25) 0-1 Triple on d-file
W Walz vs Fischer, 1956 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Sic Closed. Fianchetto 7.Be3 (B25)1-0 Qside advance, Kside mate
Spassky vs E Lobron, 1987 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5, 6.Bc4 Bf5, 8.Nd5 (B01) 1-0 Rxg7! Open line
Shirov vs Salov, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5, 6.Bc4 Bf5 7.Ne5 (B01) 1-0 Ignoring threats
Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 Classical 8.Qe2 Bb4 9.0-0 (B01) 1-0 Kside pawn roller
Nunn vs P Madsen, 1994 
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) 1-0 Itchy all over
Marshall vs S P Johnston, 1900 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Lasker 5...Bg4 (B01) 1-0 Pretty pawn thrusts!
Karpov vs I Rogers, 1983 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Norwegian Def/Gambit (B06) 1-0 R sac
Adams vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

Robatsch Dbl Fio (B06) 1-0 Castle opp, P lever, Sac, Pin, Dflct
Steinitz vs Mongredien, 1863 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Three Pawns Attack (B06) 1-0 Very helpful Rook!
Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 35
Bronstein vs Y Nikolaevsky, 1967 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense (B06) 0-1 Weak back rank, no luft
Tal vs F Olafsson, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 11
Bronstein vs Tartakower, 1948 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 43 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Karpov Var (B17) 1-0 h6 Nxf7 leads to second N fork
V Kolesnikov vs P Piatnitsky, 1994 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann: Karpov (B17) 1-0 Sacrifice only if U can follow up
M Z Ali vs B Westin, 1987 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Smyslov Main Line (B17) 1-0 Rxg7 sets the fire
L Shamkovich vs Kholmov, 1961 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 37
Bronstein vs Zamikhovsky, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Smyslov Var ML (B17) 1-0 Deflections drop Black
Anand vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Modern (B01) 1-0 Extended Legall's Mate for K walk
J Perrier vs F J Wellmuth, 1917  
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Kasparov Attack(C10) 1-0Knighted (or Pinned)
G Vescovi vs Karpov, 2004 
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Nimzowitsch Defense: Declined (B00) 1-0 Q trap in a crowd
Amberger vs Sprecher, 1924 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Clean march
Euwe vs S Landau, 1939
(C10) French, 42 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 22.g4! game changer
Euwe vs E Eliskases, 1947 
(C10) French, 38 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) Smothered Mate
B Koester vs R Gralla, 1971 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein Var. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Dbl B Sacs
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1994 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1-0

Coordinate your pieces on a loose square near the enemy king!
Khalifman vs Bareev, 2002 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

FR Rubinstein Blackburne Def. C10 1-0 Rob the pin, add kNight
Morozevich vs Van Wely, 2002 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 6.Qe2 trap
Carlsen vs A Hobber, 2006 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook device
Van der Wiel vs E Berg, 2007 
(C10) French, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def(C10) 1-0R decoy sac wins a P
Anand vs N Sulava, 2004 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Exposed files
Svidler vs Bareev, 2004 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein, Blackburne Def. (C10) 0-1 Check & Defend h7
P Charbonneau vs H A Hussein Al-Ali, 2008 
(C10) French, 13 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Defense (C10) 1-0 Photo
Caruana vs G Meier, 2013 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Spectacular finish
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein, Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Morozevich vs Pelletier, 2006 
(C10) French, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Wham! Bam!
Ponomariov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Don't trust someone else's theory...you might lose in six moves
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

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

The White Q is wrong -- don't try for Scholar's Mate
Napoleon Bonaparte vs The Turk, 1809 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

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

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Schlechter Def (C21) 0-1 2 extra Ps EG
W Chen vs G Luke, 2000 
(C21) Center Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Danish G. Declined. Sorensen Def 3...d5 exd5 (C21) 0-1 Bs 4Free
G Nyholm vs Alekhine, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical Variation
Leko vs P Van der Sterren, 1992 
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical Variation
A Nevitsky vs Tal, 1949 
(C49) Four Knights, 43 moves, 0-1

Transposes into Giuoco Pianissimo
S Martinovic vs Velimirovic, 1981 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 0-1

A Two Knights player must play the center fork trick here
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1916 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 42 in 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
D Hermann vs Charousek, 1896 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Open Var (C55) 0-1 Simul whoopin'
Lasker vs E M Sala, 1901 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

If you play Two Knights, you must learn to handle 4. Ng5
Niesche vs G Fahnenschmidt, 1955 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack N sac (C57) 0-1 Flames~
Bitanov vs Schmidt, 1971 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack K March line (C57) 0-1
C M Grider vs F Pratt, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Lucchini Gambit (C50) 0-1 Play 2...Nc6
M General vs Dubois, 1850 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

Renaud & Kahn's The Art of the Checkmate, pp. 79-80
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Schliemann Defense
N Grinberg vs Parma, 1978
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Schliemann Defense
S Marinkov vs M Vujic, 2008
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Schliemann Def (C63) 0-1 Greek gift, 19 moves
C T Goering vs J Minckwitz, 1871 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Schliemann Def (C63) 0-1 Unsound works again!
Z von Balla vs Reti, 1918 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
A Bollengier vs F Babar, 1993 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def (C63) 0-1 Complex, overlooked
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

Spanish Schleimann Def. Jaenisch G. Acptd (C40) 0-1 Full devel
Schlezer vs Chigorin, 1878 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 0-1

Spanish Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 Fishin' w/a Spearhead
M Brohl vs W Glaeser, 1988 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 13 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed (C88) 1-0 Nxf7 opened the door for more
Ramesh vs G B Joshi, 2000 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line
Timman vs Nunn, 1983 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 28 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line
S Citak vs L Vajda, 2007
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Steinitz CG (D00)0-1"The Namesake Game" is most worthy of that!
J Mason vs Steinitz, 1883 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Queen Pawn 2.Bf4 c5: Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 1-0 Discovery
J Mason vs Chigorin, 1889 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn 2.Bf4 c5 Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 0-1Trespass rebuke
K Regan vs R P Michell, 1905 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn 2.Bf4 c5: Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 1/2- Qs come off
A Stefanova vs Skripchenko, 2000 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Q Pawn Game: Sarratt Attack (D00) 0-1Promotion won't save the K
Adianto vs Fritz, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line(D08) 0-1 Bxf2+ gains QxQd1
NN vs R Vassilev, 2009 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Albin Countergambit. Normal Line
R Pruun vs Keres, 1932 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 33 moves, 0-1

Albin Countergambit. Alapin Var (D08) 0-1 Always forward!
I Sokolov vs Morozevich, 2005 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Deflection 7.Kxf2? QxQd1
N Shatkin vs Bill Bauer, 1960 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

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

Albin CG / French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var(C01) 0-1Back Ranked
B Gross vs M Kastor, 2000 
(C01) French, Exchange, 23 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG (D08) 0-1 Here's why it's called the Lasker Trap!
Blumenfeld / Boyarkow / Falk vs Lasker, 1899 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

QGD, Albin CG (D08) 0-1 Bb4+ is really poisoned in the Albin CG
E M Edwards vs N Whitaker, 1921 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 N fork
A Madej vs E Gruz, 2001 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Albin Countergambit. Fianchetto Variation
Gelfand vs Morozevich, 2004 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 28 moves, 0-1

Albin Countergambit. Fianchetto Variation
V K Neverov vs R Strohhaeker, 2007
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 35 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit Fianchetto Be6 Line(D09) 0-1W misses Bs
B Calton vs R Finegold, 1990
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 23 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Fianchetto Bg4 Line (D09) 0-1 Battery
Zsolt Timar vs B Thuroczy, 1990 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 20 moves, 0-1

Albin Countergambit Fianchetto Bf5 Line(D09) 0-1 Q sac, h-file
H Dinser vs D Mione, 1996 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 24 moves, 0-1

Colle 4.c3 c5 and 6...b6 (D05) 0-1 Black in complete control
U Mehlhorn vs A S Rasmussen, 2015
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3 (A00) 0-1 Crusher uses a pin, R sac
K Moll vs Falkbeer, 1864 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

English 3 Knights - Reverse Grand Prix 0-1 Q sac for promotion
Razuvaev vs Kupreichik, 1970 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 15 moves, 0-1

King's English. Three Knights System (A27) 0-1 c4 yourself!
Seirawan vs Browne, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 18 moves, 0-1

King's English. 3Knights (A27) 1-0 Standard fianchetto trap
D Andreikin vs Karjakin, 2010 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

An old, lethal queen sac miniature vs. Kside fianchetto defense
Muller vs NN, 1928 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

K's English. Three Knights System (A27) 1-0 Black took the bait
J Loy vs R Erickson, 1989 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

K's English. 3 Knights System (A27) 1-0 Pin, Q sac>weak squares
P Schoeber vs E Bouwmans, 1981 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Veresov 3...c5 4.BxN exBf6 (A45) 0-1 Uncommon Discovered Mate
E Sollano vs F Rhine, 1977 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: see Dubois-Steinitz (C50) 0-1Demolition on Kside
V Knorre vs Chigorin, 1874 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 0-1Too Wild and Wooly
Reti vs Lasker, 1908 
(C56) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

2 Kts Traxler Counterattack (C57) 0-1 W opens h-file for Black!
K Dietrich vs J Hempel, 1966 
(C57) Two Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

2 Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack N sac (C57) 0-1 Dbl R Sac
S Morrison vs T K Hemingway, 1952 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Alapin Opening 1.e4 e5 2.Ne2?! (C20) 0-1 Legall's Mate
London vs Athens, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

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

5. Kf1. After 4. ..Bh4+ 5. Kf1 d5 6. Bxd5 Nf6 7. Nc3 Nxd5 etc.
G S Spreckley vs Mongredien, 1846 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 15 moves, 0-1

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

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

Scotch Gambit. Saratt Var (C44) 0-1 Kside counter attack
A Meek vs Morphy, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 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

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 0-1 Nowhere to run
S Slonim vs Riumin, 1932 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Meitner Variation (C45) 0-1 Anastasia's Mate in 2
R C Lemon vs M Plum, 1982 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 0-1

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

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

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein Var (C48) 0-1 h-file attack
Z Belsitzmann vs Rubinstein, 1917 
(C48) Four Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights (C50) 0-1 Q+ & fork B
J H Lohr vs Euwe, 1923 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 0-1

2 kNights, Giuoco Pianissimo (C50) 0-1 Often Repeated
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo ML (C50) 0-1 Kside attack
Shaked vs Kaidanov, 1993 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal (C50) 0-1Remove the guard, Epaulette #
Albin vs O Bernstein, 1904 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 0-1 Dbl R sacrifice, P mate
A Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1909 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian 4Knights (C50) 0-1 Q sac falls short
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 33 moves, 0-1

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

Giuoco Pianissimo sac attack! (C50) 0-1 Dubois-Steinitz 1862
T Helin vs J Kiltti, 1996 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Piano, Black Fishin' Pole(C50) 13 moves, 0-1 Q decoy sac
Schwartz vs Hartlaub, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Piano for Black - Force a draw in the Moeller Attack
Short vs Karpov, 1989 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Standard Quick DrawItalian Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attack
Estrin vs Kholmov, 1955 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal is pressured in a simul, and the response is breathtaking!
Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

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. Modern B's Opening (C55) 0-1 g-file spearhead
Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 1/2-1/2 Symmetrical
A Dounia vs Geller, 1980 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening(C55) 0-1 Lawn mower mate
D J Ledger vs Hebden, 2004 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 0-1 Dbl R Sacs
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

2Knights Def. Traxler Cntrattack N sac line (C57) 0-1 Wrangled
Estrin vs Jiri Nun, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

Two Knts Def. Traxler Cntrattk N sac line (C57) 1-0 Combo
D Burk vs P Leisebein, 1988 
(C57) Two Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

2 kNights Def. Traxler Counterattack N sac (C57) 0-1Discovered+
H Leo vs K Dyke, 1974 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense (C57) 0-1 Rare Qe2 line
M Amini vs R Gralla, 2010 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Defense. Fried Liver (C57) 0-1 6...Na5 White K walk
V Rodrigues vs N Laakian, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

"I never knew such a game was possible" - Tigran Petrosian
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def B Check line (C58) 0-1Exchange Sac
O Kurmann vs Naiditsch, 2014 
(C58) Two Knights, 27 moves, 0-1

Triple sac ending in Boden's mate...
O Balk vs R J Barnes, 1926 
(C58) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Modern Def vs 5.3 (B06) 1-0 Long range pieces pour in
P K Wells vs Speelman, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

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