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2004 - 2007 W's 2nd Term '04 - '07
Compiled by fredthebear

What's a couple thousand years?

- 960 The Sung Dynasty was founded, reuniting much of China and ushering in a new era of progress. - 1001 Viking Leif Ericson explores North America. - 1066 William the Conqueror began building the Tower of London, which still stands today. - 1096 The First Crusade began.
- 1100 The Oraibi village was founded in Arizona. - 1160's Work began on the gothic church at Notre Dame, and the school of Oxford was founded. - 1271 Marco Polo set off for China. He spent 15 years in service to the Khan Dynasty, then wrote a book about his travels. - 1350 The Black Death (bubonic plague) spread throughout Europe. - 1450 Johannes Guttenberg invented the printing press which revolutionized education and communication. - 1451 The Iroquois Confederacy is formed.
- 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in search of a westward passage to the Orient. - 1519 Ferdinand Magellan's crew is the first to sail around the world. - 1543 Nicolaus Copernicus published his work trying to prove that the earth and the other planets circle around the sun. - 1610 Galileo Galilei published the results of his telescopic observations confirming the planets circle the sun. - 1610 Santa Fe, New Mexico was founded by Spanish colonists. Hampton, Virginia was settled. - 1619 Slavery was introduced to the Colony of Virginia. - 1620 The Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock. - 1670 Hudson’s Bay Company is formed.
- 1673 Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette began to explore the Illinois Country. - 1681 The Province of Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn. - 1687 Sir Isaac Newton founded the study of mechanics based upon his three laws of motion. - 1692 The Salem witch trials took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. - 1698 Pensacola, Florida was established by the Spanish. - 1732 The First Great Awakening took place.
- 1752 Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment took place. - 1754–63 The French and Indian War took place.
- 1764 The Sugar Act, intended to raise revenues, was passed by the British Parliament. The Currency Act was also passed. - 1765 To help defray the cost of keeping troops in America, the British Parliament enacted the Stamp Act 1765, imposing a tax on many types of printed materials used in the colonies. Then they enacted the Quartering Act, requiring the Thirteen Colonies to provide housing, food, and other provisions to British troops. - 1770 The Boston massacre happened. British soldiers (certainly provoked and probably fearful) fired into a crowd of protestors in Boston, killing five and injuring six. - 1772 Samuel Adams organized the Committees of Correspondence. - 1773 The Boston Tea Party took place.
- 1775 Paul Revere of the Sons of Liberty rode from Boston to Lexington, Massachusetts to warn the local Patriot militia of the approach of British forces. The next day, the "shot heard 'round the world" was fired. The following month, the Green Mountain Boys captured Fort Ticonderoga in modern Ticonderoga, New York from a British garrison. - 1776 Declaration of Independence established these United States of America. - Christmas Night 1776 George Washington's troops suffering a hard winter at Valley Forge crossed the Delaware River for a surprise victory at the Battle of Trenton significantly boosting morale and re-enlistments. This daring victory very well saved the Continental Army. - 1781 Surrounded, the British surrender at the Siege of Yorktown. - 1783 The Treaty of Paris officially ended the Revolutionary War. - 1789 The United States Constitution came into effect. George Washington was inaugurated as President in New York City. - 1790 Rhode Island, by a margin of 3%, became the thirteenth state to ratify the Constitution. - 1793 Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin.
- 1800 Eli Whitney introduced the idea of production with interchangeable parts, the basis of mass production. - 1801 The Act of Union comes into effect, linking Ireland with Britain to form the United Kingdom. Both France and Britain, engaged against each other in the Napoleonic Wars, take the first census of their populations. - 1802 The British parliament passes the first Factory Act, limiting a child's working day in a factory to twelve hours. - 1803 In Marbury v. Madison, a landmark example of judicial review, the US Supreme Court declares an act of Congress to be unconstitutional. - 1803 President Thomas Jefferson asserted his authority to make treaties bought the Louisiana Purchase from France, nearly doubling the size of the United States. Napoleon, then the First Consul of the French Republic, needed money for his military. The Louisiana territory included land from fifteen present U.S. states and two Canadian provinces, almost a million square miles. The Americans originally sought to purchase only the port city of New Orleans and its adjacent coastal lands, but quickly accepted the bargain. - 1804 Aaron Burr, the sitting Vice President, and Alexander Hamilton, the former Secretary of the Treasury, settled their bitter feud with a pistol dual that fatally wounded Hamilton. - 1804-1806 Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark led the Lewis and Clark expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific Coast and back, exploring and documenting the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. - 1807 Robert Fulton sails the Clermont up the Hudson River using a steam engine imported from England. - 1807 Parliament's Slave Trade Act prohibited the importation of slaves in the British Empire. - 1810 Simón Bolívar, a young officer in Caracas, takes part in a coup which wins control of Venezuela from the Spanish. There will be more showdowns with Spanish troops in the future. - 1811 English author Jane Austen publishes her first work in print, Sense and Sensibility, at her own expense. - 1811 John Jacob Astor establishes Astoria, a settlement on the Pacific coast to develop his fur trade with China. - 1812 In the War of 1812, The US frigate Constitution, affectionately known as 'Old Ironsides', wins successes against British warships in the Atlantic. - 1813 The nickname Uncle Sam, supposedly based on the initials US, has its first recorded use in an issue of the Troy Post. - 1814 British forces enter Washington, burning the Capitol and the president's new White house. US lawyer Francis Scott Key writes The Star-Spangled Banner after seeing the British bombard Fort McHenry. - 1815 American volunteers under Andrew Jackson defeat British regulars near New Orleans, two weeks after peace has been agreed at Ghent. - 1815 The English and Prussian generals Wellington and Blücher defeat Napoleon in a closely fought battle at Waterloo. - 1816 Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville has its premiere in Rome. - 1816 René Laënnec, reluctant to press his ear to the chest of a young female patient, finds a solution in the stethoscope. - 1817 An informal financial market on Wall Street is transformed into the New York Stock and Exchange Board. - 1818 The 49th parallel is agreed as the frontier between the USA and Canada. - 1819 Spain sells Florida to the USA for $5 million, in return for the waiving of any American claim to Texas. - 1819 The decision in McCulloch v. Maryland prohibited state laws from infringing upon federal Constitutional authority. - 1819 Bolívar marches his army across the Andes, captures Bogotá and proclaims the republic of Gran Colombia. - 1820 The Missouri Compromise, admitting Maine and Missouri to the union, keeps the balance between 'free' and 'slave' states in the US senate. - 1821 Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction. - 1821 The Sante Fe Trail, from Missouri to New Mexico, is opened up by the US trader William Becknell. - 1822 Egyptian hieroglyphs are deciphered by French Egyptologist Jean François Champollion, using the Rosetta stone. - 1823 The Monroe Doctrine is proclaimed. The USA will police the Western Hemisphere. - 1825 Work begins on the 363-mile Erie Canal that will link the Hudson River to Lake Erie. - 1826 James Fenimore Cooper writes The Last of the Mohicans, among his other novels. - 1828 Noah Webster publishes his American Dictionary of the English Language. - 1831 Victor Hugo publishes his novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, in which the hunchback, Quasimodo, is obsessed with Esmeralda. - 1831 Nat Turner's slave revolt occurs.
- 1835 French zoologist Félix Dujardin identifies protoplasm, the viscous translucent substance common to all forms of life. - 1836 The Battle of the Alamo (now San Antonio, TX) saw 200 Texans hold out for 12 days and kill over 1000 Mexican soldiers before being overwhelmed. Weeks later, Sam Houston's army surprises and defeats the Mexican army near the San Jacinto river, completing the seizure of Texas from Mexico. - 1837 John Deere invented the steel plow.
- 1837 Charles Dickens' first novel, Oliver Twist, begins monthly publication. It came out in book form the following year. - 1838-1839: The Trail of Tears was a forced march of Eastern Native Americans to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. - 1839 Louis J.M. Daguerre developed the first daguerreotype photo. - 1841 President William Henry Harrison dies suddenly from pneumonia. He is succeeded by his vice-president John Tyler. - 1844 The first inter-city telegraph from Washington to Baltimore was demonstrated by Samuel Morse, inventor of the Morse Code. - 1845 The Republic of Texas is admitted as the 28th state of the union. - 1845 New Yorker Alexander Cartwright devises the set of rules that become the basis of the modern game of baseball. - 1845 A blight destroys the potato crop in Ireland and causes what becomes known as the Great Famine. Many migrate to the USA. - 1845 Queen Victoria and Prince Albert follow the German custom of a family Christmas tree, immediately making it popular in Britain. - 1848 Gold was discovered on John Sutter's property near Sacramento, California, triggering a rush of gold seekers. California was admitted as a state three years later. - 1848 A treaty signed in Guadalupe-Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War, gives the US six new states. - 1848 The Communist Manifesto, by Marx and Engels, is published in Paris with the ringing slogan: 'Workers of the world, unite!' - 1850 Brothers James and John Harper launch Harper's Monthly Magazine in New York. It is still published today. - 1850 As many as 50,000 US pioneers travel west on the Oregon Trail this year. - 1850 US president Zachary Taylor dies after a short illness and is succeeded by his vice-president, Millard Fillmore. - 1850 The US Congress passes the Compromise of 1850, designed to defuse the growing crisis over slavery. The Fugitive Slave Act, concerned with the arrest of runaway slaves, is the most contentious part of the Compromise of 1850. Escaped slave Harriet Tubman makes the first of many dangerous journeys back into Maryland to bring other slaves into freedom. - 1850 Jenny Lind, the 'Swedish Nightingale', has a great success touring the USA in a show presented by P.T. Barnum. - 1850 Allan Pinkerton retires from the Chicago police force and forms the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. - 1851 The Great Exhibition attracts six million visitors to London's new Crystal Palace in a period of only six months. - 1851 Herman Melville publishes Moby Dick; or, The Whale, a novel based on his own 18-month experience on a whaler in 1841-2. - 1856 Lawrence, Kansas was sacked as retaliation for atrocities committed in Missouri. Unlike the movie depictions, no free soilers were killed in the raid. A bloodless feud still exists for some. - 1859 Darwin published the Origins of Species in which he posited the theory of evolution. That theory stated that man descended from apes. Some people still believe their ancestors were apes to this day. - 1859 Edwin Drake drilled the first oil well.
- 1859 Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harper's Ferry, WVA in a failed attempt to seize an arsenal to arm slaves for a revolt. Brown was tried, convicted of treason, and hanged to death. - 1860 The Pony Express is founded to deliver mail westward. - 1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States. South Carolina seceded from the Union the following month. - 1861 Jefferson Davis is elected President of the Confederacy. - 1861 Thanks to Louis Pasteur's work on microorganisms, pasteurization was introduced to milk, beer and other foods to preserve them. - 1862 The Homestead Act is passed.
- 1869 The transcontinental railroad was complete from coast to coast, four years after the conclusion of the American Civil War. - 1871 The Great Chicago Fire.
- 1871 British Columbia joins Canada.
- 1876 Alexander Graham Bell successfully tested the first telephone. - 1877 Louis Pasteur's investigation of microorganisms resulted in his published Germ Theory of disease. Joseph Lister went on to initiate the practice of insuring that surgeons were clean before they conducted surgery. - 1879 Thomas Edison invented a long lasting light bulb to sustain electricity. Two years before, he had patented the phonograph. - 1885 The Canadian Pacific Railway is completed. - 1888 George Eastman patented the hand held camera. - 1890 The Eiffel Tower was completed.
- 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre slaughtered American Indians. As a matter of record, the federal government broke every treaty in some fashion ever signed with Native American tribes. - 1900 Max Planck, the German physicist, published his quantum theory. - 1901 Queen Victoria died. She was 82 years old, and had ruled Great Britain and all its dominions since 1837. At her bedside was her son and successor as well as her grandson, the Emperor of Germany. - 1903 The First World Series was played.
- 1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright's first plane flight sailed for 12 seconds over a length of 120 feet in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. - 1905 Albert Einstein, who at the time was a German physicist living in Switzerland, published the Theory of Relativity. - 1906 August von Wasserman, a German bacteriologist, developed a test to diagnose syphilis. This makes FTB curious about the history of condoms. - 1907 Paul Cornu flew the first helicopter. It flew for only twenty seconds and got five feet up in the air. The copter had severe control and stability difficulties. - 1907 The first Montessori school opened. Maria Montessori, who was the first women physician in Italy, opened a school for children. Her teaching methods, which bear her name, are still used today. - 1908 The Singer Building, in lower Manhattan, was completed. It was the first true skyscraper, reaching 47 stories. Later the same year, the 50-story Metropolitan Life Building was finished. - 1909 The first newsreel was shown in a Paris theater by Charles Pathe. The next year, newsreels were introduced into US theaters, where they became very popular. - 1912 Arizona, Alaska and New Mexico admitted as states to the USA. The Titanic collides with an iceberg and sinks. - 1913 The Ford Motor Company began the first moving assembly line in the world. The line assembled Ford "Model–T" cars. - 1903 The first home electric refrigerator was put on the market. It was called "The Domelre" and it was put on the market in Chicago for $900. - 1914 Prince Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was assassinated in Sarajevo. Shortly thereafter, Austria declared war on Serbia, spawning World War I. When the Russians came to the defense of the Serbs, the Germans went to war to defend their Austrian allies. - 1914-1918 World War I occurred.
- 1919 Fredthebear's father was born in a log cave somewhere in the Appalachian Mountains. At the age of two, his family moved to the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota where none other than Paul Bunyan taught him to play chess. FTB's father handily beat the top regional players Rocky and Bullwinkle, as well as Tom and Jerry in Chicago. He was invited to the Manhattan Chess Club in New York, posting a 29-1 record in a blindfold simultaneous exhibition (someone off the subway named Peter Pandolfini was the lone victor). A prize match was arranged with Frank Marshall. However, FTB's father was swindled six times and went o-for in an eight game match against Marshall. (Many believe the smell of NY delicatessen food distracted FTB's father.) He had been considering a professional chess career, but instead joined the circus for the next 70 years because the pay was better and there were more ladies in the audience who liked his dancing. Unfortunately, weekend circus performances interfered with chess tournament schedules. He did manage a draw against George Koltanowski's triple king pawn attack while passing through San Francisco. FTB's father has said that his greatest chess regret is that he did not read Lasker's Manual of Chess prior to playing Marshall. Today, FTB's father still reads descriptive chess books and blogs on chess websites, usually after eating an early lunch at Jason's Deli. - 1920 The first radio broadcast occurred in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. - 1927 Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly non-stop across the Atlantic, solo. The flight lasted for 33 hours and 30 minutes, and created a new world record for distance (3,614 miles). - 1929 The stock market crash triggers the Great Depression. - 1832 The USA suffers the first of several cholera epidemics, spanning the next sixty years. - 1933 The Hoover Dam was completed in Nevada spanning the Colorado River. Its was 276 feet tall and 1,242 feet wide. - 1935 Millionaire Howard Hughes shattered the land speed record by reaching the speed of 352 mph. - 1935 Bill W. and Dr. Bob S. found Alcoholics Anonymous. - 1937 The German airship "Hindenburg" exploded upon landing in Lakehurst, New Jersey killing 36 passengers. The cause of the explosion is unknown to this day. - 1937 Amelia Earhart was lost over the Pacific in her attempt to make an around-the-world flight along the equator. - 1941 The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii bringing the USA into WWII. - 1941 For the first time, penicillin was used to treat a human patient. Penicillin treated infections, and was widely used during World War II. - 1946 The first all-electronic computer was designed by John William Mauchly. The computer, called the ENIAC, weighed 30 tons. - 1949 Germany was divided into East and West. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is formed to combat Soviet expansion. NATO deemed any attack on one of it's European and North American member countries would be considered an attack on all. - 1950–53 The forgotten Korean War took place, often in brutal conditions. - 1953 AA publishes the Twelve Steps.
- 1954 A team from Harvard Medical School successfully completed the first kidney transplant operation. - 1958 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was formed. - 1960 Following the Greensboro lunch counter sit-in, the Civil Rights Act of 1960 was passed. Additional Civil Rights acts were passed in 1964 & 1968. - 1962 President Kennedy handled the intense Cuban Missile Crisis. - 1962 The first international satellite broadcast of television took place. Satellite TV communication slowly transformed the way the world received news information. - 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX. - 1964 The United States Surgeon General issued a report in which it was reported that cigarette smoking posed a clear health danger to smokers. Thus began a concerted effort to reduce smoking in the United States. - 1967 Canada’s 100th birthday. Expo 67 World’s Fair was in Montréal. - 1969 The first test flight of a Boeing 747 was flown, launching the age of the jumbo jet to carry more than 300 passengers. - 1969 Man landed on the moon. (And returned home safely!) - 1972 PLO terrorists murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympics. - 1973 First published reports of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), the common pattern of birth defects observed in children born to alcoholic mothers. - 1973 The CAT Scan, which stands for Computerized Axial Tomography, was introduced to the medical world. The CAT Scan produces three-dimensional images of internal organs of the body. - 1978 The smallpox disease was completely eradicated from the Earth, thanks to a worldwide prevention program, combined with wide distribution of a vaccine. - 1980 Mothers Against Drunk Driving, a grassroots advocacy program, is formed. - 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female judge on the US Supreme Court. - 1984 French scientists reported isolating the virus that caused Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). In 1984, 7,000 cases of AIDS had been reported in the United States; 3,300 of its victims were dead by the end of the year. - 1984 The National Minimum Drinking Age Act requires all states to make purchase or public possession of alcoholic beverages illegal for anyone under the age of 21 or lose federal funding for highways. - 1989 The Communist regime of East Germany fell and down came the Berlin Wall. - 1989 Mandated by federal law, warning labels begin appearing on all alcoholic beverage containers. - 1990 The space shuttle Discovery launched the Hubble Telescope -- seven years behind schedule. The telescope was defective and it required a later repair mission to fix it. - 1991 The Gulf War ousts Saddam Hussein as dictator of Iraq. - 1992 Hurricane Andrew causes devastation in Florida and Louisiana. - 1995 The federal Mura Building was bombed by home grown terrorists in Oklahoma City, OK. - 1997 The US spacecraft Pathfinder landed on Mars. It began transmitting stunning images from the surface of the planet. Pathfinder released a robot vehicle to explore the surface. - 1998 Al Gore invented the internet.
- 2016 The Chicago Cubs won the World Series.

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 
(B18) 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 M Kotsur vs Bologan, 2004 
(D75) Neo-Grunfeld, 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 
(A07) 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 
(B25) 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 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 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

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 V 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 
(C46) Three 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 
(C53) 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 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 
(C46) Three 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 
(B18) 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 S Popov, 2005 
(D10) 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 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Wild, Complex and Fascinating
V Grabinsky vs A Y 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 
(D44) 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 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Want to Play the IQP for White ? Try Yusupov's formula.
Yusupov vs D B 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
Landa vs E Shaposhnikov, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen English Attack (B90) 1-0 One or the other
Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 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 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 20 moves, 0-1

Game 6, The Art of Planning by Neil McDonald
Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2005 
(E10) 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

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 R 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 
(D02) 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 
(D02) 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 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 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
K V 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 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, French d3, Qe2 (B40) 1-0 He gave her away
L Bruzon Batista vs 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 
(D18) 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 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense (B15) 1-0 kNights love to eat pawns
A Karpatchev vs R Oney, 2006 
(B10) 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
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
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening (A09) 1-0 Rippin' it apart a piece at a time
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 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 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 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B51) 1/2-Mad Rook Device
B Lajthajm vs M Zlatic, 2006
(B30) Sicilian, 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 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 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 R 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
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 
(B25) 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 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 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 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 
(A07) 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 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 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 
(D44) 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

Spanish, Marshall Attack. Modern Var (C89) 0-1 Dbl B Sacrifice
Shabalov vs Aronian, 2004 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 47 moves, 0-1

French, Two Knights Var (C00) 0-1 Swap Q's, gain space; f3&f6
T M Mok vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 59 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 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 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 
(B32) Sicilian, 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

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical (E32) 0-1 White center dissolves
Flear vs Karpov, 2004 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

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

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 1/2-1/2 Try 9.Nd5
Fedorov vs Carlsen, 2004 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

White outposts are a thorn in Black's @$$.
A Stefanova vs T Vasilevich, 2004 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Instead of the normal variation, she sacrificed a bishop!
M F Olsen vs B Tilenbaev, 2004 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Scheveningen. English Attk (B90) 1-0 In fine form
Browne vs Wojtkiewicz, 2004 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 0-1 The Bxe2+ sacrifice
V Iotov vs M Nikolov, 2004 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 32 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Blastin' Away
L Ortega vs P Trotto, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def Bogoljubow Var (C58) 1-0 Q sac
Van der Wiel vs S Ernst, 2004 
(C58) Two Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

Zuke-Rubinstein vs Slav Def Quiet Var (D11) 1-0 A treat!
Z Kozul vs Rublevsky, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

G5a: Fighting Chess w/Magnus Carlsen - Mikhalchishin & Stetsko
Carlsen vs Kasparov, 2004 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Three Amigos are hard to beat!
L Dominguez vs Radjabov, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Austrian Attack. Kurajica Var (B09)1-0 h-file battery
Grischuk vs G Seul, 2004 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def (D80) 0-1 The Emperor shares mini in notes
T Gelashvili vs V Belov, 2004 
(D80) Grunfeld, 52 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed Traditional 8...NxBb3 (B25) 0-1 Heavy Artillery
S A Iuldachev vs Aronian, 2004 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Chigorin Def Panov System (C99) 0-1 Q sac
Karjakin vs M Kobalia, 2004
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 41 moves, 0-1

Did Fredthebear take his medication today??
M Kobalia vs D Khismatullin, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 84 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76) 1-0One-sided
Shredder vs Hydra, 2004 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Sic O'Kelly/Kan. Maroczy Bind Paulsen Line (B28) 1-0 R blunder
Anand vs Morozevich, 2004 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 45 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

Indian Game: Pseudo-Benko (A46) 0-1 Skewer Q twice, Overworked
Carlsen vs I Cheparinov, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 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 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 
(D02) 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

Benko Gambit: Zaitsev System (A57) 0-1 Notes by Eric Schiller
J Sarkar vs Fedorowicz, 2005  
(A58) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def: Modern. Gipslis Var (B01) 1/2-Midwest Masters
M Brooks vs T Braunlich, 2005 
(B01) Scandinavian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Yugoslav 7…Bxf1, Nge2 (A59) 0-1 Best Q
Y Shulman vs Khalifman, 2005 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Bustin' open files to the Ks!
S Kristjansson vs J P Le Roux, 2006 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Levitsky Attack 2...f6 (D00) 1-0 Basic threats
E Cordova vs A Kovalyov, 2005 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Modern Def/Dbl Fio vs 150 Attk (B06) 1-0Interesting play in mid
Negi vs Bosboom-Lanchava, 2005 
(B06) Robatsch, 28 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange Var (D13) 1-0 Outnumbered
Akobian vs L Arias, 2005
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. ML (B19) 1-0 Sac to open g-file for Q
J Jackova vs L Javakhishvili, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 Q&B pair pressure
H Szymaniak vs J Claus, 2005 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Najdorf/Hedgehog (B95) 1-0 Q+ & fork EAD Bishop
Huynh Mai Phuong Dung vs T Nguyen, 2005 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. Riga Var (C80) 0-1 Bxh2+ discovery nabs LPDO Q
S Osborne vs J M Garcia, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 11 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical (B72) 0-1 Dbl Rook Sacs
E Garcia vs M Preuss, 2005 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 26 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 See blogger notes
Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, 2005 
(C28) Vienna Game, 35 moves, 1-0

c3 Double Stonewall (D05) 1-0 Bishops 2-for-1 finish.
Yusupov vs M Luch, 2005 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def. Nimzowitsch Var (A46) 1-0Q+ & fork
Kamsky vs D Bocharov, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attk (D05) 1-0 Spearhead
E Schiller vs P Grieve, 2005  
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

QGA Showalter Variation (D24) 1-0 Sacrifices for the Passer
Mamedyarov vs S Ernst, 2005 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

KID Fianchetto. Lesser Simagin (Spassky) (E62) 1-0 Pile on pin
Podgaets vs Klinova, 2005 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. Short Var (B12) 0-1 It's on the house
A Istratescu vs Karpov, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Modern. Larsen Var Miles Line (B04) 1-0Great Attk
E Najer vs Mamedyarov, 2005 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 39 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: West Indian Defense (E61) 1-0 She was greedy
Akobian vs A Matikozian, 2005
(E61) King's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Hidden gem. A queen for 3 pieces can be a fine trade, as long
Svidler vs Rublevsky, 2005 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 70 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Leko's demise
Leko vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack Anti-English (B90) 0-1 Photo
Svidler vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack Bb2 (D00) 0-1 Greek gift, Black seizes c-file
E Valderrama vs O Korneev, 2005
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Delayed Alapin (B40) 1-0 Pseudo Gueridon Mate
D Howell vs C W Pritchett, 2005
(B40) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD. Lasker Defense (D56) 1-0 Pin problem grows
Topalov vs M Panelo, 2005
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B85) 1-0 No Black pawns
Adams vs Topalov, 2006 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 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

Straight Stonewall Attk vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Initial Qside
M Sharbaf vs J Lavasani, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def Marshall Gambit. ML (D31) 1-0 Center scorcher
Aronian vs F Vallejo Pons, 2006 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 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
Klinova vs D Spence, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense, Standard(B06) 0-1A kick in the pants from the N
O Hirn vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 1-0 R bites K in buttocks
L Karlsson vs B Brinck-Claussen, 2006 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 82 in 'Understanding Chess Middlegames' by John Nunn.
Radjabov vs Svidler, 2006 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 0-1 Is 7.0-0 or h5 better?
L Day vs Adams, 2006 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 0-1

Torre Attk: Classical Def. Nimzowitsch Var/Hippo (A46) 1-0Q sac
J M Bellon Lopez vs E Berg, 2006 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Scandi 4.Nf3 g6 Richter Var (B01) 1-0 Bishops Zwischenzug
A Wirig vs T Thorhallsson, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk deviate (B75) 1-0Rxf7 Remove Def
E Tate vs Shabalov, 2006 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Zaitsev System (C92) 0-1 27 pages of kibitz
A Volokitin vs Morozevich, 2006 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 59 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein b3 Bb2 Stonewall vs Bogoljubow Def (D05) 1-0 Qs pene
L Bruzon Batista vs Anand, 2006 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def (A48) 1-0 Powerful 5th rank
Sasikiran vs Kasimdzhanov, 2006 
(A48) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 0-1 White cannot hold his pawns
R Zelcic vs Kiril D Georgiev, 2006
(C45) Scotch Game, 74 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed (C88) 0-1 Pins to win
Topalov vs Anand, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 N beats B ending
A Volokitin vs Shirov, 2006 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 1-0 The 6th
L Christiansen vs Wojtkiewicz, 2006 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 979 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Anand vs Macieja, 2006 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

After 59. ... Be6, Bishop can't protect g2, so Promotion looms
T Polak vs V Laznicka, 2006
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 0-1

QGD. Harrwitz Attack. Fianchetto Def (D37) 1-0 Battery on h7
A Moiseenko vs B Savchenko, 2006 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

This is fighting chess at it's very best.
Aronian vs Topalov, 2006 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 123 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def Advance. Van der Wiel Attk B Hunt (B12) 0-1 Rxb2!
S McGrane vs J Houska, 2006 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

NID. Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1-0 Rooks on the ranks
Eljanov vs Onischuk, 2006
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Var (C18) 1-0 Q sac, 38.Ng5#
L Dominguez vs Yusupov, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Exchange sac, rich endgame dual
Anand vs Gelfand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Discovered + does it
F Amonatov vs D Gochelashvili, 2006 
(B50) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 1-0 Impressive GM-like sac
Shen Yang vs E Karavade, 2006 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

KGA. Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 One-sided action; R traps N
F Zeller vs P Van Hoolandt, 2007 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 58 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

Indian Game: London System (A48) 1-0 Black has 3 en prise
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2007 
(A48) King's Indian, 17 moves, 1-0

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

QID. Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Magnus gets mated!
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 45 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

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

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern vs Pseudo KID w/open d-file(A01)1-0
Raul Schmidt vs J Gallagher, 2007 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight (A26) 0-1 "Grant's Tomb"
J I M Grant vs C Weiss, 2007 
(A16) English, 52 moves, 0-1

G55 The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas by Christoph Scheerer
Aronian vs Shirov, 2007 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attk (B90) 1-0 Deflect the Q defender
Karjakin vs E Alekseev, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

Anand sacs piece for passed pawns supported by bishop pair
Anand vs Topalov, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 7 in 'Carlsen: Move by Move' by Cyrus Lakdawala.
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2007 
(B07) Pirc, 28 moves, 1-0

36.Rc6!! is a devastating Nowotny interference
Navara vs A Dergatschova-Daus, 2007 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

White is first to double on the open file, crossfire w/Bishop.
Kamsky vs Y Shulman, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Half-open g-file
Anand vs M Curado, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attk Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 Superb!
Shirov vs Radjabov, 2007 
(E97) King's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attk Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1QsideControl
Van Wely vs Radjabov, 2007 
(E97) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Damiano Defense 8.Qg3+ instead of 8.h4 (C40) 1-0 8White Ps left
Lenderman vs S Sloan, 2007 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian E15 Intermezzo with 12 .. f7-f5!?
Y Shulman vs The World, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0QSmash
I Khairullin vs S Vijayalakshmi, 2007 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 39 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def Classical (A70) 1-0Removed own defender to make thrt
Dreev vs E Moskow, 2007 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 0-1 Fabulous Q sac under duress
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo Var (C45) 1/2-Q sac for perp
Rublevsky vs Grischuk, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

150A 7.Nh3 Modern Elongated Dbl Fio (B06) 1-0 open g-file pin
Adams vs C McNab, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 0-1 Immune Q finish
Tkachiev vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 35 moves, 0-1

K's English. Four Knts Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 Exchange sac
Short vs Morozevich, 2007 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 Pile on
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Degraeve, 2007 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet Var Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 Dramatic ending
T Abergel vs E Moradiabadi, 2007 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense Ne2 General (B07) 1-0 Unusual but interesting
E V Kovalevskaya vs S Masego, 2007
(B07) Pirc, 35 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E01) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy set up
Gelfand vs Aronian, 2007 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit 4.Bxd3 (C21) 1-0 f4 singles N retreat, f5 B trap
M Ebeling vs J Killane, 2007 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Neat P finish
T Hillarp Persson vs H Grooten, 2007 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1/2-1/2 Sacs for perpetual
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def. Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Black triples on the c-file
M Perunovic vs B Tadic, 2007 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

G22: Fighting Chess w/Magnus Carlsen by Mikhalchishin & Stetsko
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 35 moves, 1-0

A short "sister kisser", but you gotta love the Benko Gambit
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2007 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def Accelerated/Dutch Bd6 Stonewall (D31) 1-0 Q sac!!
Sasikiran vs Krasenkow, 2004 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Hungarian/Dble Fio (A00) 1-0 Five queens after 56.b8Q
J Hickl vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 58 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Crazy
Pelletier vs E Rodriguez Guerrero, 2006 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack. Gruenfeld Var ML (D03) 1-0 Ballet of Ns
Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2007 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 57 moves, 1-0

Carlsen beats Ivanchuk for the first time (A46) 0-1 60
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2007 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

G17 in Champions of the New Millennium by Ftacnik/Kopec/Browne
Morozevich vs Anand, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 11.Nd5 thematic sac
U Atakisi vs L Mazi, 2004 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez, Marshall Attk. Modern (C89) 1/2- Sac for perpetual +
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2005 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Def (D10) 0-1 Closed position opens up & White has a bad B
Gelfand vs Bareev, 2005 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 69 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
Van Wely vs Topalov, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

3...Qa5 Main Lines 7.g4 (B01) 0-1 Black K castles by hand!?
Hector vs Nakamura, 2005 
(B01) Scandinavian, 71 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B95) 0-1 b-file blast
M Mrdja vs Mecking, 2006 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 25 moves, 0-1

Gem of Calvia B56 1-0 22
A Rodriguez Vila vs Z Kozul, 2004 
(B56) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Gajewski Gambit C96 0-1 31
V Kuznetsov vs G Gajewski, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed Def (C96) 0-1 Gajewski´s novelty
A Volokitin vs R Wojtaszek, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 0-1

P Thipsay vs C Sandipan, 2004 
(B83) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs Yermolinsky, 2007 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

T Sakelsek vs P Corbin, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Yusupov vs J Sprenger, 2005
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(B40) Sicilian, 59 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Grischuk, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 0-1

KGA Bishop's Gambit Cozio Var (C33) 1-0 Hard fought game
Ivanchuk vs P Nikolic, 2004 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 1-0 Blindfold thriller
Morozevich vs Shirov, 2004 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed (C88) 1-0 Clearance! Everything must go!
I Cheparinov vs Z Almasi, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Main Lines (C80) 1-0 Nxg7 sac
W Moranda vs M S Yahya, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD. Exchange. Positional. Both 0-0-0 (D35) 1-0 Qside sac attk!
Z Gyimesi vs A Fox, 2005 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Zsuzsa Polgar vs Karpov, 2004 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

G Sukhu vs S Furlong, 2004 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

J Diaz vs D Freeman, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

G Gomez / Fritz vs Branko / Schiller / Wall, 2007  
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

Sic Paulsen. Bastrikov English Attk (B48) 1-0 Photo, 28 pages
Anand vs Judit Polgar, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 62 moves, 1-0

D Ippolito vs Y Norowitz, 2004 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Nisipeanu, 2007 
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo c3, d3, Bg5 (C53) 1-0 Outnumber the defender
Kasparov vs G P Gomez, 2004 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Alapin 2...d6 (B22) 0-1 Dramatic finish
N Hutchinson vs R Britton, 2006
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 53 moves, 0-1

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Take it or leave it
J Furhoff vs T Nyback, 2007 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Stoltz Attack (B22) 1-0 Remove the Guard
D Howell vs A Jansson, 2006 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 1-0

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