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2004 - 2007 W's 2nd Term '04 - '07
Compiled by fredthebear
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When a collection grows too large, Fredthebear splits it in half. It takes some of the flavor away, but makes room for more, like revitalizing an old neighborhood.

KID Six Pawns Attack (E77) 1-0 Lawn Mower Mate
S Williams vs Hebden, 2006 
(E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox Var. Modern System (E97) 0-1 Q Sac, connected P's
V Malakhov vs V Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Chess Informant 90 Best Game Prize
Svidler vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

C-K Classical Var. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Brilliant tactics!!
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Tal Variation (B12) 1-0 Notes by R. Keene
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Voracious Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1-0 R sac exposure
Anand vs Timman, 2004 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 29 moves, 1-0

WC Spanish Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 32 moves, 0-1

White's king makes a run for it, White controls key open lines
Harikrishna vs Nisipeanu, 2004 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0R decoy sac, Q robs pin and mates
Z Asefi vs Daryl Allen, 2004 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Much more than Dbl Rook sacs!
G Szabo vs S Zawadzki, 2004 
(B53) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 0-1 Sterling Sacrifices
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 0-1 P Jam, Black N rampages
F Washaba vs P Corbin, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Baltic Defense. Pseudo-Slav (D02) 1-0 37.d5! breakthrough
C Leotard vs N Stull, 2004 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Maroczy Variation (B12) 1-0 W sac attack!
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 1-0 Deflection, Q fork
Kasimdzhanov vs Ganguly, 2004 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42) 1-0 Deflection 31.b4!
McShane vs Lahno, 2004 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37) 1-0 Annotated by Ray Keene
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 69 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Chistyakov Def. Modern Line (C07) 0-1 Ferocious
A Lastin vs Bareev, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 0-1

NID Normal Schlechter Def (E52) 0-1The power of the fianchetto
A Ramirez Alvarez vs Sadvakasov, 2004 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 0-1 Interesting N sac
S Sulskis vs Van Wely, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

Zukertort /d6 Dutch or Dbl K-Pawn 3 Knights? (A04) 1-0Discovery
Carlsen vs Dolmatov, 2004 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense 6.Be2 Modern Var (B56) 1-0 Relentless pressure
Kotronias vs Sasikiran, 2004 
(B56) Sicilian, 55 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Dbl B sac and more
K Spraggett vs G Vescovi, 2004 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 1-0 2 Hogs on the 8th
Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen Classical 6.Be2 7.Be3 (B83) 0-1Castle op
Efimenko vs A Galkin, 2004
(B83) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Def Delayed Exchange (D75) 1-0 Bs Tango w/Rs
P Kotsur vs Bologan, 2004 
(D75) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack (B87) 1-0 Overworked P deflection
A Volokitin vs Carlsen, 2004 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 28 moves, 1-0

C-K Def Adv 3...c5 Botvinnik-Carls Def (B12) 1-0 Unpin, R sac
Rublevsky vs K Asrian, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def KID set-up (A15) 1-0Bolt from the blue
Vaganian vs T L Petrosian, 2004 
(A15) English, 40 moves, 1-0

QGD Charousek (Petrosian) Var (D31) 0-1 f3, R sac, Q&N together
Lautier vs Vaganian, 2004 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack vs Sicilian / French (A08) 1-0 Minor sacs
R Shiomi vs M Abdul Adhim, 2004 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 51 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def(C07) 1-0R sac, B+ & fork LPDO R
Adams vs Bareev, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs 1...d6 Indian Def (A00) 1-0 Remove the Guard+
W Veer vs A Christopher, 2004 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A33) 1-0 Kside
Kasparov vs Van Wely, 2004 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 33 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. 150 Sveshnikov-Jansa Attack (B07) 1-0 She's a looker
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(B07) Pirc, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf English Attack (B90) 1-0Who gets there first?
D Kononenko vs M Lukyanov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 1-0 1 of her favs
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Chiburdanidze, 2004 
(A17) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Balogh Defense (A82) 1-0 Hole on e6
A Bigg vs T Clarke, 2004 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 R&Q sac; Philidor's Legacy
K Bischoff vs K Mueller, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Traditional (B23) 1-0 Black is a strong player
T L Petrosian vs Jakovenko, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 75 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 1/2-1/2 3-fold perpetual next
Kramnik vs Anand, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A06) 1-0 Bully B wants to be taken
Korchnoi vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi wins on time, but was the ending a win?
Korchnoi vs Carlsen, 2004 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Pin, Remove the Defender
T Farley vs M Kawuma, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange Variation (D35) 1-0 Another discovery nabs Black Q
G Solis vs A Kashioka, 2004 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense half-a-150 Attack(B06) 1-0, 25 moves Zwischenzug
M Kravtsiv vs Y Vovk, 2004 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bc4 (B90)1-0 Q sac for P block; enter h-file
H Asauskas vs V Malisauskas, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 Loose pieces drop off to dbl attks
E Vladimirov vs Hydra, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Q&P ending
Hydra vs Karjakin, 2004 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Chistyakov Def Modern (C07) 0-1 Minor EG, B sac
Hydra vs A Nickel, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 1-0 blunder on 121!
Short vs M Krasenkow, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 122 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance (B12) 1-0 Central pin for winning EG
Rublevsky vs M Turov, 2004
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. 3...c5 Botvinnik-Carls Def(B12) 1-0 2 Ns best 2 Bs
Movsesian vs D Svetushkin, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch (C03) 1-0 Both give up Qs; Black wants passer
G Lane vs Short, 2004 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attk. ML(B52) 0-1Wee bit too much rocket science
G Widmer-Babic vs A Matsuo, 2004 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

French, Two Knights Var (C00) 0-1 Swap Q's, gain space
T M Mok vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

Sic Najdorf. English Attack Anti-E (B90) 1-0Rule the open file!
Akopian vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 920: Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Kasparov vs Shirov, 2004 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense w/Kside Fio (C41) 1-0Pretty finish despite pin
A Kovalev vs H Stevic, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Beefeater Var (A40) 0-1 X-ray Defense
J Kulbacki vs B Wall, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

4Knights, Halloween Gambit (C47) 1-0 A brief but bloody game
P Schoupal vs J Spalek, 2004 
(C47) Four Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 907 of Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Short vs J Ye, 2004 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical 4.0-0. Albin Gambit (C50) 1-0 Non-stop
I K Sukandar vs M Pleim, 2004 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 26 in Champions -New Millennium (Ftacnik/Kopec/Browne)
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Clearance sac into fork+
Kasparov vs P Yamamoto, 2004 
(B50) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Euwe Var (C02) 0-1Open center, plenty of action
Carlsen vs C Hansen, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Black hung his Rook
Mamedyarov vs S Zagrebelny, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game (C47) 0-1 Reckless brawl from yesteryear
D Sengupta vs T L Petrosian, 2004 
(C47) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Modern Var (B50) 0-1 Philidor's Legacy
S Duron Godoy vs V Garcia Castro, 2004 
(B50) Sicilian, 20 moves, 0-1

First world championship game to be broadcast live
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def. Knight's Tour Var (A61) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Ray Keene
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(A61) Benoni, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Slick White Rook play
Lahno vs M Etmans, 2004 
(B32) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

Another game from Shirov with a quick, explosive finish.
Shirov vs Fressinet, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Cross 'em up this way and that!
Anand vs I E Morovic-Fernandez, 2004 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Another Immortal Sacrifice Game. 6 sacs
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Chigorin Var (C00) 0-1 Transposes to Dbl KP
V Zvjaginsev vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11) 1-0 Combo platter!
Bologan vs Movsesian, 2005 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Sic Fischer-Sozin Flank Var (B87) 0-1 Sutovsky's Immortal
D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var(B87) 0-1 Pins, Decoy
Bakhmatov vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 38 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense (D15) 1-0 B-R-N sac and offer the 2nd rook!
Aronian vs V Popov, 2005 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

A gem by Ivanchuk on The Lasker Defense
Ivanchuk vs Onischuk, 2005 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

Nakamura punished for 2.Qh5?!
Nakamura vs A Volokitin, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Mestel Variation (A02) 1-0 K escape
H Danielsen vs O B Vea, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

FR Trsch (C08)1-0A great burger is not necessarily a "Big Mac"
Carlsen vs P Nikolic, 2005 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 22 moves, 1-0

Blindfold attack; Black is stripped of his pawns in MG
Anand vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Wild, Complex and Fascinating
V Grabinsky vs A Potapov, 2005 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Best Monday puzzle EVER!
P Cervenka vs J Pesola, 2005 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Horwitz (Stonewall-ish) Defense (A40) 1-0Nice sac into crosspin
E Schiller vs V Ossipov, 2005  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

21.Ne5! Clearance sacrifice eventually dooms Black
A Kogan vs J Amil Serantes, 2005 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Q decoy sac, N clearance sac, then double check!
R Antonio vs T Dao, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 1-0 Nxf7 sac gets to king
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf English Attack (B90) 0-1 Flawless
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

Kramnik calls it "23rd century chess".
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Want to Play the IQP for White ? Try Yusupov's formula.
Yusupov vs D Gurevich, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Howizterooking the Castled Position.
Carlsen vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

C-K Classical Main lines (B19) 1-0 Sacrificial Kside Attack
K Landa vs E Shaposhnikov, 2005 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen English Attack (B90) 1-0 One or the other
Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Deliberately hang pieces and win!
Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 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

Russian Game: Modern Attack Center Var(C43) 1-0R sac, cut-off K
O Korneev vs C Humeau, 2005 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Topa sets up Reshevsky's double octopus on move 16 ...Ne5
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 0-1

Game 6, The Art of Planning by Neil McDonald
Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2005 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 0-1 Stunning sacs expose disconnected Rs
Motylev vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 0-1

Earliest piece sac in the DB (exchange sac on move 2)
A Smirnov vs V Shepelev, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Gedult/Barnes Opening 1.f3? (A00) 0-1 Masterly foolishness
I Schneider vs Van Wely, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 W sacs up the Kside
Stellwagen vs S Ernst, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense Novelty (C65) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Sutovsky vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Black dare not castle, gets pinned
L Bruzon Batista vs Jobava, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Main Lines (C80) 1-0 e-pawn makes way
R Felgaer vs Kaidanov, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Q Pawn Def (A06) 1-0Exchange sac, weak pawns
Ribli vs B Thorfinnsson, 2005 
(A06) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Lawn Mower Mate!
Bologan vs E van Haastert, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1 A stroke of genius
Shabalov vs Bologan, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 76 moves, 0-1

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

Indian Game: Pseudo-Benko (A43) 0-1 Skewer Q twice, Overworked
Carlsen vs I Cheparinov, 2005 
(A43) Old Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1Overworked
A Frhat vs Aronian, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 51 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Var (C42) 1-0 R fork
Anand vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 0-1 Flank
J Wendt vs R Vasquez Schroeder, 2005
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Fritz Var 5.Nd4 (C57) 0-1 Swallow's Tail Mate
N Ninov vs I Cheparinov, 2005 
(C57) Two Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

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

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 1-0 Kside counterattacks
Caruana vs S Farago, 2005
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 61 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical (B18) 1-0 Tremendous EG technique
Negi vs S Erenburg, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 73 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Kside attack
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Promo race
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 R vs B ending blunder
Nakamura vs I Ibragimov, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 66 moves, 1-0

Pirc, Austrian, Unzicker Attack (B09) 1-0 h-pawn creates pin
Nakamura vs Smirin, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Myers Defense / Reversed Polish (A02) 1-0 Video!
H Danielsen vs S B Hansen, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 Dbl B sac, R lift
Koneru vs Z Nemeth, 2005 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin Var (C42) 1-0Discovery
Hydra vs Adams, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

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

K's English. Nimzowitsch-Flohr Var (A20) 1-0 Long diagonal
Shredder vs Adianto, 2005 
(A20) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn, Zukertort Var (D02) 1/2- Exchanges lead to endings
Khalifman vs Hydra, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Qside attack uses open b-file
Hydra vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Indian Game / London System vs Baltic Def (A45) 1-0 Use b-file
Ponomariov vs Fritz, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: Accelerated Gurgenidze (B07) 1-0 Which + is next?
Zappa vs Ehlvest, 2005 
(B07) Pirc, 27 moves, 1-0

A Horse is a Horse, Of Course, Of Course.
Shirov vs M Bluvshtein, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense 2.Na3 (B20) 1-0 Back rank threats
V Zvjaginsev vs Khalifman, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Zugzwang!! Clever K retreat leaves the White R no place to go.
Karpov vs G Needleman, 2005 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 96 moves, 0-1

QID Kasparov-Petrosian Var. Kasparov Attk (E12) 0-1 N on 3rd
Z Kozul vs Bologan, 2005 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Knight inflicts pain
Svidler vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

White grabs a pawn and Black turns the tables immediately
O Gavrilov vs S Solovjov, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 Looking for a lost dog
H Fidaeyee vs Ganguly, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Three big blunders in one game between two great players
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 0-1

Colle Zuke / Stonewall-ish (D05) 1-0 Surprising checkmate
Yusupov vs L Adasiak, 2005 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Bird/Leningrad Dutch Rev(A03) 1-0Black "looks" better, W closer
H Danielsen vs M Tandrup, 2005 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Chigorin vs Kside Fio (D02) 1-0 OCB MG
S Conquest vs G Jones, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange, Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 Minority attack, Ns swirl
W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Jobava, 2005 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Super GM is defeated by a 2 pawn gambit in the Trompowsky
Konstantin Chernyshov vs Grischuk, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 1-0

Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack Perenyi Gambit(B99) 1-0Photo
Judit Polgar vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, French d3, Qe2 (B40) 1-0 He gave her away
L Bruzon Batista vs M Krasenkow, 2005 
(B40) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1-0

Game 29 in The Art of Planning by Neil McDonald
I Cheparinov vs Ivanchuk, 2005 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 44 moves, 1-0

Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Var (D70) 1-0 K walk on hot coals
B Kantsler vs A Greenfeld, 2005 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 1-0 38 pages kibitz
Hydra vs Adams, 2005 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Photo
Anand vs Adams, 2005 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Abbazia Defense (C36) 0-1, 7 moves!
J Aulin-Jansson vs E Lie, 2006 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

2006 (Another) Tigran Petrosian wins a brilliancy
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

One of Anand's best games! Najdorf, English Attack (B90)
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

White could win by a very nice combo. Black won instead...
Beliavsky vs Naiditsch, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo (E15) 1-0 Best game 2006
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech. Classical (D19) 0-1 White queens, Black wins
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 63 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn Accepted(B97) 1-0Exciting final
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2006 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1 Unpin Q sac, anything but quiet!
L Vajda vs Sutovsky, 2006 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 0-1

French Exchange Var (C01) 0-1 Seize control of open files!
V Meijers vs D Kosic, 2006 
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Classical. Noa Var (E35) 0-1 Leave troubles behind
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E35) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 5.cd ed, 19 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense (B15) 1-0 kNights love to eat pawns
A Karpatchev vs R Oney, 2006 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 10 moves, 1-0

This game won Best Game of the Tournament, a brilliancy prize.
Efimenko vs J Arizmendi Martinez, 2006 
(A28) English, 21 moves, 0-1

World champ allows obvious mate in one.
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1 3-Piece Greco Mate
Leko vs Morozevich, 2006 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening (E00) 1-0 Sacs in MG, King hunts
Ivanchuk vs M Turov, 2006 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 0-1 Rook Hard-at-Work
J Smeets vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Anti-Qxd4 Move Order (B50) 1/2-1/2 2 Hogs & 2 Bs
I A Nataf vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B50) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Saemisch. Steiner Attack (E80) 0-1 Zwischenzug rocks
M Hochstrasser vs A Volokitin, 2006 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Indian Defense. QID (A15) 1-0 Qside mop up
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2006 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov (B48) 1-0 Interesting Kside attack
Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Ns hammer 6th
Radjabov vs Anand, 2006 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 16 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Classical (A70) 0-1 Devestating Black rooks
A Korotylev vs Akopian, 2006 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 40 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def Suhle Def (C59) 0-1 Weak back rank
A Silver vs A Wahono, 2006 
(C59) Two Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 48: Move by Move - Carlsen by C. Lakdawala
Naiditsch vs Carlsen, 2006 
(C57) Two Knights, 54 moves, 0-1

Dutch Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky Modern ML (A99) 0-1 Kside attk
J Bellin vs F Aghasiyeva, 2006 
(A99) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3, 30 moves, 0-1

Dutch Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky Modern ML (A99) 0-1 Discovery
R Kozlov vs B Amin, 2006
(A99) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3, 45 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Chelyabinsk (B33) 0-1 38 p
Karjakin vs Topalov, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Bogoljubow (C91) 1-0 Heavy piece coordination
Carlsen vs L'Ami, 2006 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. QID(A15) 1-0 Blind Swine to Arabian#
Ivanchuk vs Aronian, 2006 
(A15) English, 45 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attack/KGD (C26) 1-0
W So vs F El Taher, 2006 
(C26) Vienna, 22 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 0-1 Deflection! Back rank blunder.
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Taking 1 pawn might
Carlsen vs Granda Zuniga, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: Franco-Nimzowitsch Var (C02) 0-1 Spearhead
R Dos Ramos vs F Antonini, 2006
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening (A09) 1-0 Rippin' it apart a piece at a time
A Anastasian vs Sakaev, 2006 
(A09) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

QGD Vienna (D24) 1-0 Q sac works w/help of tumbling knights
B Avrukh vs N Guliyev, 2006 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Prague ML (D34) 1-0 Bloody Mary w/extra Worcester
Carlsen vs G M Todorovic, 2006 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Both sides can mate-but it's Black's turn.
Y Visser vs Speelman, 2006 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense 2.Na3?! (B20) 1-0 W ends one move ahead.
V Malakhov vs V Milov, 2006
(B20) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1-0

The game that unified the entire chess world
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B23) 0-1 Find good squares, form batteries
Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

White sacs Queen to turn 7th rank into bowling alley for Rook
Rublevsky vs Harikrishna, 2006 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Reynolds' Var (D48) 1-0 Rob the pin, +
Morozevich vs O Korneev, 2006 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech. Carlsbad Var(D17) 1-0Outside passer to promote
Aronian vs I Sokolov, 2006 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Three Knights (E21) 0-1 Black shows courage
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2006 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 55 moves, 0-1

Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) 0-1 Photos
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game (C45) 1-0 Blissful pawn grabbing bites back
F Hamperl vs Wongi Baek, 2006 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Kan. Polugaevsky (B42) 1-0 975 pages of kibitzing
The World vs A Nickel, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Archangelsk (C78) 1-0 Sqzd by lateral pin
Z Almasi vs Stefansson, 2006 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 1-0 Steady adv
T Nyback vs H Kaenel, 2006 
(A13) English, 62 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Normal. Bishop Attack (E47) 1-0 Dbl Crossfire
Zhao Zong-Yuan vs M Pacheco, 2006 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 42 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E04) 1/2-1/2 Q Perpetual
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 972 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Shirov vs Aronian, 2006 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 58 moves, 0-1

QGA Classical Def. Rubinstein (D27) 1-0 Hot h-file, Q sac
Aronian vs Morozevich, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan (B33) 0-1 Nxf2 screamed to be played
J Dworakowska vs Shabalov, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed (C88) 1/2-1/2 Which pawn? Which rook?
Anand vs Aronian, 2006 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B51) 1/2-Mad Rook Device
B Lajthajm vs M Zlatic, 2006
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID Classical. Berlin Var Pirc Var(E39) 1/2-K&Q vs cornered K&R
Morozevich vs Jakovenko, 2006 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird/Dutch Leningrad Rev(A03) 1-0 W overcomes dbl doubled pawns
Aronian vs Topalov, 2006 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 51 moves, 1-0

Game 24 in How to Crush Your Chess Opponents by Simon Williams
Kiril D Georgiev vs Nisipeanu, 2006 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Fearless N!!
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 2006 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11)1-0 Rook X-Ray+ on 7th is next
Ivanchuk vs Van Wely, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

2007 Game Of The Year according to IM Max Notkin's jury
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 48 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Spellbound Clincher
Anand vs Morozevich, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian(E10) 1-0Doubled pawns exposed K
Carlsen vs Judit Polgar, 2007 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B) 1-0 Spearhead
P Carlsson vs M Llaneza-Vega, 2007
(B33) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

A stupendous attacking gem by Shirov; N sac pays off big!
F Tahirov vs Shirov, 2007 
(A21) English, 21 moves, 0-1

The dark squared bishop captures Nf6 twice without recapture!
Ponomariov vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

Guimard Defense Main Line (C04) 0-1 Black has all the fun
J Cobb vs A Spice, 2007 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 35 moves, 0-1

(C18) French, Winawer Adv, 43 moves, 1-0 Pin Robber & Discover
Shabalov vs I Ibragimov, 2007 
(C18) French, Winawer, 43 moves, 1-0

The Chess Informant Best Game prize for Informator 99
Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Unusual Scotch, Potter Variation (C45) 0-1 Unpin, King walk
M Ahn vs T Ruck, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 0-1

A Zwickmuehle is a windmill (chess); otherwise it's a dilema.
R Bancod vs M K A Russell, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Pirc, Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 1-0 Shrewd mating net
W So vs M Mahjoob, 2007 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Bravo, Cheparinov ! Really nice!
Wang Yue vs I Cheparinov, 2007 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 54 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 1-0 Victory March!
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 27 moves, 1-0

Nakamura's favorite game
M Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 12 straight pawn moves!
F Amonatov vs A Timofeev, 2007 
(B89) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Traditional (B23) 0-1 RxP sets up skewer+
R Hess vs Fedorowicz, 2007 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed (B25) 1-0 Overworked back rank defender
R Hess vs Robson, 2007
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Fool's Mate: Black's mobile phone went off
A Jain vs R Norinkeviciute, 2007  
(B06) Robatsch, 2 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance (B12) 1-0 Tactical promotion
Rublevsky vs I Hera, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 Sweet tactical treats
Tiviakov vs J Rivera Rodriguez, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin 2...Nf6 (B22) 1-0 Dbl N Sacs, Crosspin end
M Ragger vs R S Jones, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 32 moves, 1-0

Kamsky uses London System to beat Gelfand @2007 World Blitz Cup
Kamsky vs Gelfand, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

King's English. Reversed Sicilian (A21) 1-0 R sac game changer
K Berg vs G Jacoby, 2007 
(A21) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 23: Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 0-1 A real gem
Kotronias vs Bologan, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 0-1

215 moves in about 5 minutes is amazing... Q sac stalemate!
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 215 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def. Breyer Var (B10) 0-1 W missed draw; see notes
Adams vs Dreev, 2007 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 73 moves, 0-1

$French Advance 4.dxc5 (C02) 0-1Heated exchange; W attk fizzles
J Larsen vs I Schneider, 2007
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Q sac arranges easy mate
G Jones vs Van Wely, 2007 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def. Grünfeld Var (E11) 0-1 Stupendous Zwischenzug!
Ivanchuk vs Nisipeanu, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0 Pins
Akopian vs Y Kuzubov, 2007 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 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

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 1-0 Pawns trap bishop
L N Jensen vs M Floer, 2007 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 14 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

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def vs Kside Fio (B01) 1-0 Pin
Caruana vs C Majer, 2007 
(B01) Scandinavian, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern ML (C89) 1-0 Zwischenzug
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2007 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 270: Kramnik - My Life and Games
Kramnik vs E Alekseev, 2007 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD Capablanca (D30) 1-0 Not perfect, but very effective finish
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Annotated by Kramnik in most important novelty of Informator 99
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy, Norwegian Var (C70) 0-1 Royal family fork loss
A Zozulia vs Short, 2007 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 0-1

King's English (A20) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl Discovered +, Reti's Mate
Ftacnik vs F Vallejo Pons, 2007 
(A20) English, 43 moves, 1-0

French Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1 Sac open the g-file
M Larrea vs B Roselli Mailhe, 2007 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Modern Var (B61) 1-0 SPOILer ALert!
Ponomariov vs E El Gindy, 2007 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 60 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian Def. Classical (E17) 0-1 Hogs on 2nd/7th
Van Wely vs Judit Polgar, 2007 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Sic Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 1-0If you don't like to capture...
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2007 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 3.Nf3 is winning for White
I Schomann vs M Amini, 2007 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed (C88) 1-0 Power Chess w/a bossy King
Ivanchuk vs Bacrot, 2007 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Black w/B pair, nice sac
I Nepomniachtchi vs G Sargissian, 2007 
(C22) Center Game, 73 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1-0 W pawns and minors surge ahead
Mamedyarov vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Main Line (B77) 1-0 Great game
Motylev vs B Savchenko, 2007 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Modern (B60) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook Device
K Arakhamia-Grant vs P Poobalasingam, 2007 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov (B76) 0-1 Ring-a-ling!
Korbut vs N Pogonina, 2007 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

Of 145 games in the OE in this line, 8. Nf5 White's only choice
M Massironi vs F Stips, 2007 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45)0-1 R shot prevents perpetual check draw
A Stefanova vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

An instant classic - Kasparov proves why he's the best
Kasparov vs Dreev, 2004 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 Ns & outside passers
Karjakin vs Bologan, 2004 
(C28) Vienna Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Slav, Modern (D11) 0-1 MG Surprise -- zugzwang or unstoppable t
P Nikolic vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 1-0 Fishin' Pole
Carlsen vs N Ibraev, 2004 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attk (B90) 1-0Wheelin' & Dealin'
Browne vs Wojtkiewicz, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 74 moves, 1-0

French Adv. Lputian 6a3 Nh6 7b4 (C02) 0-1 Black's Q is a sneak!
S Erenburg vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

London System Be2, c4 vs KID (A48) 1-0 Video annotation link
Kasparov vs A Horiguti, 2004 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fchtto(B31) 0-1Buried Treasure
S Fedorchuk vs M Oleksienko, 2004 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attk (B48) 1-0Union Jacked
Short vs R Pogorelov, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 885 in Chess Informant Best Games 801-900
Gelfand vs Shabalov, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0Rob the pin
Tiviakov vs G Sargissian, 2004 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Classical. Intermezzo Var(C45) 0-1Black 0-0-0 w/extra P
Z Varga vs Tkachiev, 2004 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Var (A67) 0-1 Circumnavigation
J Ivanov vs I Cheparinov, 2004 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Torre vs QID (A46) 1-0 Spearhead on 7th rank
Hebden vs N Davies, 2004
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 0-1 Knice save!
Sveshnikov vs Macieja, 2004 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 56 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attack (B48) 1-0 Pins win
Topalov vs Movsesian, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 Bc4, d3, Nge2 (B01) 1-0White is active; Dbld Rs strike
N Starr vs C Oquendo Serrano, 2004
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open. Maroczy Bind (B38)0-1 W gets pushed around
Nijboer vs Tiviakov, 2004 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 61 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30) 1-0 Not Quiet
R Slobodjan vs R Prasca Sosa, 2004 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Closed Showalter Var (C66) 0-1 No Contest
Anand vs G Milos, 2004 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 Backed into Zugzwang
D Kosic vs T Christensen, 2005 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Taking the Scenic Route - from b7 to d3 / Photo
Judit Polgar vs Topalov, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 0-1

Polgar's Kh3! surprises. Vishy in a long "think" realizes its n
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 2005 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox. Glek Def (E94) 1-0 Don't lead w/the Queen
D Berczes vs W Wittmann, 2005
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 29 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Three Knights (D90) 0-1 Exchange sac
M Narciso Dublan vs Ivanchuk, 2005 
(D90) Grunfeld, 49 moves, 0-1

London System Be2, c4 vs KID Dbl Fio (A48) 1-0Exhausted W horse
Kamsky vs Smirin, 2005 
(A48) King's Indian, 84 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Double N sac theory!?
M Oleksienko vs Y Kuzubov, 2005 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

NID Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1-0 Food for the critics
Pelletier vs Carlsen, 2005 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

London System vs Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 1-0 Anastasia's #
J Nogueiras vs G M Todorovic, 2005 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 7 of The Art of Planning in Chess by Neil McDonald
A Istratescu vs Ftacnik, 2005 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1-0

King's English. Two Knights' Keres Var (A23) 1-0 Deflection
K Tsarouhas vs Kotronias, 2005 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 18 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Spearhead on 8th
K Visweswaran vs J Gonzales, 2005 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Kside assault
Bacrot vs Lautier, 2005 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0Kside P roller passer
Adams vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Less common # on diagonal
Short vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 0-1 KxR Skewer coming
R Adamson vs J Becerra Rivero, 2004 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B85) 1-0 No Black pawns
Adams vs Topalov, 2006 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def (A80) 1-0 h-pawn assault, Q sac, royal family fork, N
M Bosboom vs V Ouwendijk, 2006 
(A80) Dutch, 22 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def (D80) 1-0 OCB Zugzwang to force K retreat, loss
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack Early devia (B75) 1-0 Special C
P Carlsson vs J B Campos-Moreno, 2006 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Best Game Prize for Chess Informant 97 to this game
Kramnik vs L Bruzon Batista, 2006 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Fabulous stuff
I Rajlich vs A Stefanova, 2006 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 30 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted NxNd4 QxNd4 (C47) 1-0 Wedgie
P Delai vs T Lopang, 2006 
(C45) Scotch Game, 33 moves, 1-0

G15 in 'The Art of Planning in Chess: Move by Move' by McDonald
Ivanchuk vs Kamsky, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 54 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 0-1 Difficult to find
S N Ahmed vs Z Rahman, 2006 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Knights in the center stir it up!
Nakamura vs J Sarkar, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D47)  0-1 40 pages of kibitz
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006  
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 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

Scandinavian Modern (B01) 1-0 Simple approach d4, Nf3, BxBd3
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Closed Sicilian Bc4. Anti-Sveshnikov. Kharlov-Kramnik(B30) 1-0
Shirov vs M Roiz, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch. Batavo Gambit (A02) 1-0 Early Q sac; FSR
D Mackenzie vs D Pruess, 2006 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Mamedyarov destroys a GM in 26 moves from an IQP position
Mamedyarov vs Kharlov, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 977 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Morozevich vs Shirov, 2006 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Slav, Chameleon Advance System (D15) 1-0 A smashing finish
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 He resigned instead of forcing stalemate
M Klinova vs D Spence, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Modern. Snake Var (A60) 1/2-1/2 Show Stopa!
J Stopa vs D Kuljasevic, 2007 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Multiple GM analysis links
Grischuk vs Rublevsky, 2007 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed (E06) 1-0 Two Q sacs to arrange mate!!
Kramnik vs Leko, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 62 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97) 1/2-1/2 All 8 Black pieces
I Johannesson vs S Bergsson, 2007 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

What a mating combo!! From discoveries to underpromotion...
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Thanks to both l'Ami and Stellwagen for showing why Chess ROCKS
L'Ami vs Stellwagen, 2007 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 1000 in # Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Karjakin vs Van Wely, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 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

Dbl Fio Reti Opening (A05) 1-0 Q sac for a K walk
K Spraggett vs P Llaneza-Vega, 2007 
(A05) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch (C03) 1-0 Bxh6 sac for g-pawn promo
P Jowett vs J McBride, 2007 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C73) 1-0 Maintain Pin
Stellwagen vs Yusupov, 2007 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Exchange Qs w/a protected passer (trade off pieces when better)
V Malakhov vs Grischuk, 2007 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 Nxf7 countered later by Q sac
Stefansson vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld, Modern Exchange (D85) 0-1Stunning Q sac allows promo
Gelfand vs Shirov, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Var (C78) 0-1 Precision
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

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