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Leearn Checkmates on the 3rd/6th Outer File
Compiled by fredthebear
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Site under construction by Fredthebear. The collection was peeled off my larger collection of checkmates. Yep, FTB deliberately misspelled the title.

These checkmates feature Na6/Nh6, Ba6/Bh6 or Qa6/Qh6 for White. (Checkmates by Black feature Na3/Nh3, Ba3/Bh3 or Qa3/Qh3.) Such a piece on the outer file usually blockades the backward pawn and effectively limits the opposing king's mobility.

The original Boden's mate w/Ba3# features criss-crossing bishops. Boden's mate is included but not the intent of this section; a broader scope is intended.

Most of these checkmates do not include a queen sacrifice as a precursor to mate. She often gives supported mate, or cuts off the escape so a minor piece can give mate.

Note to self: Finish sorting!
English (A27) Miniatures demonstrate fianchetto pattern on 6th Sicilian Miniatures demonstrate fianchetto pattern on 6th Some Special games; mixed mating patterns
Bishop and/or Knight on the 3rd/6th rank delivers final check Boden's Checkmate 111
Double Rook Sacrifices 177
French Defense mates 300-319
King's Gambit mates 330-339
Unlabeled 500-800
Various by ECO code 1100-1600

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

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

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

Sic, Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) Common # w/Ne7 & fianchetto
J Reeder vs T Peria, 1977 
(B27) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Levenfish Variation (B71) 1-0 Oops
Nezhmetdinov vs P Ermolin, 1946 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Ch. 1, p. 13 in Tactics in the Sicilian by Nesis
Geller vs Anikaev, 1979 
(B83) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Two Knights (D32) 1-0 She grabbed the a-pawn
Rubinstein vs V N Kulomzin, 1903 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

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

King's English (A20) 1-0 Q sac...capture her any of 3 ways
A Mastrovasilis vs A Marechal, 2011 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 1-0 Windmill into #
Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Rubinstein (A34) 0-1 N&B stunner
Uhlmann vs H Liebert, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

WOW!!! Sacrifice after Sacrifice and mate with three minors!!!
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Splendid series of deflection sacrifices
Zsuzsa Polgar vs P Hardicsay, 1985 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

A rock-'em-sock-'em game, lots of fun! Deluxe decoy sacrifices!
Staunton vs NN, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Italian Giuoco Pianissimo (C50) 0-1Fishing pole into Legall's #
Fucini vs Olivari, 1895 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

St Petersburg 1909- clear 1st, awarded Master title
B Verlinsky vs Alekhine, 1909 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Very, VERY unique mate!!
Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D35) 1-0 B&N mate
E Delmar vs NN, 1898 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

K+B+N vs K forced checkmate in the corner of the Bishop's color
T Jaksland vs L Jorgensen, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 75 moves, 1-0

MARKER: Various B&N Checkmates Below
Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 1/2-1/2

K pawn Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 Black made 5 kNight moves!
J Ask vs O Von Bahr, 2013 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 K walk, Q sac, mate by B+N+p
H Reinle vs NN, 1936 
(C26) Vienna, 15 moves, 1-0

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

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

Urusov Gambit (C42) Turn the tables; hunter becomes the hunted
NN vs Zukertort, 1862 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

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

Scotch Game (C45) 1-0 B&N mate
B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Pawn Fork sets up Q sac & attack on K in the center
Swain vs Smart, 1990 
(C46) Three Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

Scotch/3 Knights, Steinitz Defense (C46) 1-0 common miniature
G Minchev vs D Miraschiev, 1986 
(C46) Three Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: Steinitz-Rosenthal Var(C46) 1-0 #Pattern
M Movsisyan vs T Patton, 2004 
(C46) Three Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian (C50) 0-1 Unsound attack on f7
Geake vs Kolisch, 1860 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Mieses Def (C52) 1-0 Blindfolded
S Rosenthal vs Allies, 1887 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Italian: Classical Greco Gambit Mason Gambit (C53) miniature
Alekhine vs NN, 1911 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 0-1 8.Re1+ Kf8
Muller vs Bayer, 1908 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 0-1 8.Re1+ Kf8
Rubinstein vs G G Bartoszkiewicz, 1897 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

This looked like a game of "Give Away" chess
I Gudju vs Bogdanovsky, 1927 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 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

The Original Boden's Mate by Boden
R Schulder vs S Boden, 1853 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Evan's Gambit minus 1kNight and he pulls of Boden's Mate!
Morphy vs James Thompson, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 26 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Variation (A01) 0-1 Boden's Mate
G Morrison vs G Chandler, 1978 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Boden's Mate w/a Q
Krauthauser vs Herrmann, 1934 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Philidor, Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 Boden's Mate w/Q finalizer
O Krause vs B Leussen, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Modern (C29) 1-0 R sac opens b-file to castled K
W Reichenbach vs H Pfleger, 1960 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Combination of Legall's Mate and Boden's Mate
Stevenson vs S Mariotti, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 0-1 Sac Festival
NN vs E J Diemer, 1978 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation (C41) 0-1 Dbl Rook Sac
O Bernstein vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

Sitting Q sacrifice to allow back rank pin and discovery #
Jansa vs Huebner, 1969 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

French, Alapin Gambit (C00) 1-0 Ignore the fork, hunt the king!
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01) 1-0 Q sac opens h-file
Blackburne vs West, 1885 
(C01) French, Exchange, 21 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 First cut-off the king
Nimzowitsch vs G Fluss, 1906 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate Swindle
Adams vs V Dimitrov, 1993 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ofstad's Immortal - Sacs to Boden's Mate; if RxN 20.Qe6+!!
P Ofstad vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

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

TC10) French Defense: Rubinstein (C10) 0-1 Seize open lines
J Klavins vs Tal, 1949 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 0-1

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0 Bishop game changers
Tarrasch vs W Cohn, 1880 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 N-Q-R sacs to Boden's #
H Tirard vs A Silvert, 2000 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C15) 1-0 Spearheads
Pillsbury vs W Napier, 1902 
(C15) French, Winawer, 27 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Q sac, Boden's Mate
G Janny vs L Steiner, 1922 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Special Miniature: Alekhine's Block w/Classic B Sac
B Wall vs Bob Brooks, 1973 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

KGD Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Absolute crusher!
Burgess vs R Miller, 1974 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 14 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Declined. Classical(C30) 0-1Multiple ways to mate
Pulvermacher vs Capablanca, 1907 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

"White's King is a target, and the shooting can't be stopped"
A Ettlinger vs Janowski, 1898 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer CG. Accepted 3...Qxd5 (C31) 1-0 Featuring both Qs
Tolush vs Alatortsev, 1948 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's G (C33) 0-1Q sac lets open lines
F Riemann vs Anderssen, 1876 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

KGA Bishop's Gambit Bryan CG (C33)0-1 K walk; Reinfeld # puzzle
J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

KGA Bishop's Gambit Bledow Countergambit (C33) 0-1 Impressive
W Kornfeld vs Zukertort, 1865 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 0-1

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

King's Gambit: Accepted. Tumbleweed (C33) 1-0What can be said?
D Rigby vs J Moylan, 1976 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Becker Defense (C34) 0-1 Good vs Bad Bishop
J Mayer vs P Poschel, 1949
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

KGA Muzio Gambit Accepted From Def (C37) 1-0 Story by JHB
Blackburne vs Anderssen, 1862  
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 1-0 Notes J. Lowenthal
Morphy vs G W Lyttelton, 1858  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Berlin Def (C39) 1-0 Which N wins?
Blackburne vs Wilson, 1880  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Allgaier Gambit (C39) 1-0 N changed jobs
Schwartz vs Samsonov, 1908 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

Chess variants /King's Gambit (000) 1-0 Pin wins again
W G Ward vs H Browne, 1874 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56)Nice finish!
Prince Dadian vs M Bitcham, 1892 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Art of Attack in Chess by Vladamir Vukovic, p. 83
O Field vs O Tenner, 1923 
(C58) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

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

Rook odds and beautiful mating combination
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Giving Q odds still produces K walk
W Potter vs NN, 1870 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Italian Classical. Greco G. Traditional (C54) 0-1The Clean Mate
A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

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

Indian Game: West Indian Defense(E61) 0-1 Top 10 Q&R sacrifice
A Riazantsev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Extreme Efficiency, A Beautiful Mating Combination
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Q's Gambit Declined: Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Clearance Sacrifice
Keene vs Briant, 1988 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian - French Def (A08) 1-0 Q sac, B helps N dual
A Adly vs V Laznicka, 2007 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. ML (B52)1-0 Q&N sac, Discover Dbl+, Nh6#
R Antonio vs T Dao, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 1-0 Arabian #
R Simic vs A Planinc, 1979 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

KIA / Hungarian / Closed Sicilian (A07) 1-0 Bold Arabian Mate
Robson vs A Udeshi, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

MARKER: Qh3/Qh6 or Bh3/Bh6 Checkmates below here
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A10) English, 1 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane G. (C42) 1-0 Interesting defense to Qh3!
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1855 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

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

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

Vienna Gambit. Pierce Gambit (C25) 1-0 Pretty far gone days
F J Perez Perez vs Alekhine, 1943 
(C25) Vienna, 12 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 Good one, yes siree!
V Vorotnikov vs Igor Ivanov, 1977 
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 0-1

Great game, similar to Paulsen vs Morphy 1857
G MacDonnell vs S Boden, 1869 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Steinitz Def (C62) 1-0 The Ukraine Immortal
E Korchmar vs A Poliak, 1931 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Var(C44) 0-1His pet defense
Kolisch vs Anderssen, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Advance (C45) 0-1 Spearhead, R sac deflection
T Lichtenhein vs Morphy, 1857 
(C45) Scotch Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Get the queen in close and give her some assistance
Morphy vs Hart, 1854 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 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

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 She can't leave c7
I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. QID Formation (A15) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate
Ribli vs Spassky, 1985 
(A15) English, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni Def. 4 Pawns Attack. ML (A69) 1-0 Fightin' chess indeed!
Szabo vs Timman, 1975 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80) 1-0 Fine Greek Gift
Denker vs Robbins, 1934 
(A80) Dutch, 19 moves, 1-0

Deja Vu -- A second double rook sacrifice by Reti vs Euwe
Reti vs Euwe, 1920 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Catalan Closed Var (E06) 1-0 Solitaire Chess by I. A. Horowitz
Alekhine vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1945 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 40 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Wade-Smyslov Var (E11) 0-1 Lost pawn plus
K Spraggett vs Smyslov, 1985 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 14 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Botvinnik System (E49) 1-0 Kside beats Qside attack
Granda Zuniga vs A Ivanov, 2003 
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 29 moves, 1-0

KID Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 0-1See Fischer's notes 22...Qh3+
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Game 446 of 500 Master Games of Chess III by Tartakower/du Mont
Menchik vs G A Thomas, 1932 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Unpleasant surprise Qh6+!!, uncommon Q sacrifice
E J Diemer vs K Locher, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Early exchanges by GMs do not have to end in draws!
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Yudasin, 1991 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD / Dbl Fio (D30) 1-0 Rc7! shocker helps clear the diagonal
S Kuemin vs R Staechelin, 2005 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32) 1-0 Beautiful Qh6
D Semcesen vs N Grandelius, 2009 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Russian Game Classical Attack. Marshall Var(C42) 0-1Resting Qs
Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Rare pin along White's third row by Black
Morozevich vs Adams, 2001 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Four Knights, Italian fork trick (C55) 0-1 0-0-0 and Bxa2 snare
L Forgacs vs H Caro, 1904 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

17...Bh3! is number 345 in Reinfelds 1001 combo book
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 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

Spanish Schliemann Def. Tartakower (C63) 1-0 Decisive B threats
A Brinckmann vs Kieninger, 1932  
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 A Tour de Force!!
V Kahn vs Hartlaub, 1916 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def Siesta Var (C74) 0-1Gem
Reti vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91)1-0Q sac opens h-file
Bronstein vs Keres, 1950 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 1-0 Rook on the 7th
Euwe vs H Kramer, 1941
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

Borg Gambit: Poisoned Pawn Var (B00) 1-0 W needs 3 pawn moves
J Roscher vs B Bettermann, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Panov Transfer (B01) 1-0 Brilliant f7 attack
S Zagrebelny vs A Ponyi, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Classical. Quiet System (B08) 1-0 P lever restricts
Kasparov vs A Sendur, 1976 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 13: Beating the Caro-Kann by V. Kotronias
Kotronias vs D King, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Cornered K vs R on 7th
Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 Trampled by kNights
N Birtwistle vs S N Longson, 2009
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack 5.Be2>Bb3 (B23) 1-0 Crossfire w/Qh4
N Minev vs Doda, 1963
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Pin. Koch Variation (B40) 1-0 kNight infiltration
Igor Ivanov vs Nabeiev, 1974 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0 Kside attack heets up 7th
Carlsen vs Anand, 2012 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Def: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Dbl B sacs, promo #
W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B95) 0-1 Remarkably calm defense
M Morris vs P Moulin, 1991 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 18 moves, 0-1

Tal smashes open the center with sacrifices
Tal vs NN, 1963 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf ML (B99) 1-0 Qh6 block threatens mate; forks
Kholmov vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Bg7 (A07) 1-0 Furious Kside attack, Arabian Mate w/Q
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Variation (C26) 0-1 A smashing finish!
Lasker vs Von Popiel, 1889 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 0-1

Morphy wins the 1st American Chess Congress (Queen sac!)
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton(C42) 1-0The shoe will
V Gashimov vs E Karadeniz, 2002
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 0-1 Q sac removes defender
Eugen von Schmidt vs Paulsen, 1864 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

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

KID Orthodox. Classical Misc.(E98) 0-1Informant Best Game Prize
Gelfand vs B Kantsler, 2001 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 34 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Check, Intermezzo (E15) 1-0 Operational Hiatus
Granda Zuniga vs Kamsky, 1996 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Zukertort, Pirc Invite (A04) 1-0 Connected Passers, Immune Q
R Garcia vs S Schweber, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. ML (B15) 1-0 Castle opposite, full force Kside
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1909 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line (B15) 1-0 Blitzkrieg!!
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch. Accelerated (E24) 1-0 Jackpot!
A Haik vs Skembris, 1981 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Italian Game Variation (C50) 0-1 Battery on g-file despite pin
Kolisch vs Paulsen, 1861
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 0-1

1.e4 e5 2.Be2?! (C20) 0-1 It was not the fault of the opening.
Maroczy vs Charousek, 1895 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit (A40) 0-1 The castled K wins again
H W Apperly vs H Charlick, 1894 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: (Not) Normal Var (B02) 0-1 Reinfeld # puzzle
J Rabinovich vs Levenfish, 1927 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

#5 in Lombardy's "Modern Chess Opening Traps"
G Gibbs vs L Schmid, 1968 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B48) 1-0 f6 leaks
O M Hindle vs D R Thomson, 1962 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 1-0Pawn chain strangulation
F Olafsson vs J Gudmundsson, 1953 
(B83) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Latvian G. /Giuoco Pianissimo. Lucchini Gambit(C50) 0-1 P mate
M General vs Dubois, 1850 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish Open, St. Pburg Var (C82) 0-1 3 piece # pattern
B Lengyel vs V Mikhalevski, 1993 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

QG Declined: Baltic Def. Q Attack Deferred (D02) 0-1, 10 moves
J van der Linden vs L Svensson, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 Arabian Mate Awaits
D Fridman vs Lenderman, 2010 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

G324: "Wonders & Curiosities of Chess" /Chernev
Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Double attack & Queen sac by Adamski (18 Qxc3!!!)
J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

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

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Modern Transfer (C32) 1-0 13...g5!?
A Hagesaether vs G Andersen, 2014 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Pattern 1: Qxh2 (or h7) then mate with rook and bishop.
Nunn vs Portisch, 1988 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Def 3...c5 (B12) 1-0 Pair o' pins
D Andreikin vs Khenkin, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandinavian. Advance (B00) 0-1 Demolition
Elene Tsotsonava vs Annapoorni Meiyappan, 2016 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Classical (A84) 1-0 Notes by Levenfish
Rubinstein vs Levenfish, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit 5.Nc3 (C42) 1-0 g6 pin
M Bosboom vs J Brenninkmeijer, 1995 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

KGA Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 Sacs Rh1 & Qe7, N roller!!
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

Three Knights 3...Bb4 (C46) 1-0 Legall's Mate w/2 Ns & 2 Bs
W Pollock vs E Hall, 1890 
(C46) Three Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Elephant G. Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 0-1R sac sets Boden's #
Reshevsky vs E D Duncan, 1921 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

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

French Defense: 2.e5 Steinitz Attack (C00) 1-0Notes by Steinitz
J McConnell vs Steinitz, 1886  
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Mexican Defense (A50) 0-1 He wrote The Black Knights Tango
H Spiller vs G Orlov, 1991 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var (C43) 1-0 Sacs for 3 Ps
Krogius vs O Chernikov, 1970 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Tarrasch Var (C77) 0-1 Open g-file w/Qh3
Meitner vs Schlechter, 1895 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Watch this!!
Tal vs Y Rantanen, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Modern, Kasparov Attk (B17) 1-0 Bxh7+, RxNd7, Nxf7
Tal vs Miles, 1981 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 0-1 Where r u going now?
Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

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

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne w/b6, Bb7 (C10) 1/2-1/2 Spearhead
Kamsky vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two Knts Def. Traxler Cntrattack N sac line (C57) 0-1Run around
M Krc vs G Engelhardt, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

London System vs Chigorin Def (D02) 1-0 FABULOUS R SACS!!
Larsen vs J Kristiansen, 1991 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Dbl B sacrifice
Areshchenko vs Savon, 2001 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Q-sac for double check, a la Fischer-Mygmasuren
I Madl vs D Summermatter, 1988 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

BFTC: Box 75, page 97, 30...? to win (modified)
M Surgies vs Fischer, 1957 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

KGD Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Three piece foothold
Suttles vs W G Addison, 1965 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Lawrence can attack with the best of 'em!
L Day vs J R Stopa, 1988 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Black's 18th...Was that a bird? A plane? Superman? It's Morphy!
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 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

Ponziani Spanish Var. Harrwitz Attk Nikitin G. (C44) 0-1 SUPER!
Lutt vs Keres, 1934 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

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

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

KGA B's Gambit Bogoljubow Var (C33) 0-1 Q sac removes the guard
Chandler vs Emms, 1997 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Tarrasch Var (C77) 0-1Another conquering Q
G A Thomas vs Keres, 1937 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Pirc Defense: 150 Attack (B07) 1-0 What a slugfest!
E Najer vs T L Petrosian, 2016 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 1-0

4Vienna, Anderssen Def (C25) 1-0 K walk to support checkmate
Weenink vs L Gans, 1930 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C27) 1-0 Truely Fascinating!!
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Kasparov Attack (C10) 1-0 Strange Kf8, f6
Kasparov vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(C10) French, 38 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Advance (C16) 1-0 At each other's throats
Judit Polgar vs L B Hansen, 1989 
(C16) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

KGD Classical (C30) 1-0 Black has back rank issues
Anderssen vs K Klaus, 1851 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Blammo!
Chiburdanidze vs V Malaniuk, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

London System vs Dbl Fio (A48) 1-0 Back rank spearhead pin
Short vs W Kobese, 2011 
(A48) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51) 1-0 Black castles into the fire
Anderssen vs Kipping, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

2 Kts Traxler Counterattack Bishop sac (C57) 0-1 3 piece mate
L Larsson vs C Erlandsson, 1966 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C47) 1-0 Bxf7+ w/a twist
Astapovich vs Golosov, 1967 
(C47) Four Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

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

KGA King's Knight Gambit (C37) 1-0 Nowhere to run
E Zimmer vs H Mueller, 1918 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 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

Sicilian Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 1-0 Rob the pin
O Vlasova vs Ruoshui Cao, 2016 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Weak fianchetto defense
K Semianiuk vs L Grigorescu, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Bxh6 starts a fire
J Musialkiewicz vs K Chojnacki, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 132 in '500 Master Games of Chess' by Tartakower & Du Mont
Blackburne vs H Gifford, 1874  
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 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

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Incredible straight jacket
S F St Jermain Steadman vs Ed. Lasker, 1913 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Saemisch Attack (B02) 1-0 Exquisit Q manuever
Keres vs L Schmid, 1961 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Schlechter drew a World Championship Match with Lasker in 1910.
Schlechter vs Przepiorka, 1906 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

It's a Danish>Smith-Morra Gambit, same Bxf7+ concept
B Wall vs R Monahan, 1972 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 1-0

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