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2004 - 2007 W's 2nd Term ECO B, C
Compiled by fredthebear
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King's Indian Attack vs Sicilian (A07) 0-1 Terrific finish!
J Rudd vs E Dearing, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 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

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

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 Lagno, 2004 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 40 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sicilian Defense: Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 29.?
S Yudin vs O Loskutov, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 33 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical General (B83) 1-0 24.?
P Thipsay vs C Sandipan, 2004 
(B83) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Elephant G., Maroczy(C40) 0-1The "Caribbean Tal" strikes again!
T Sakelsek vs P Corbin, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 24 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

Sic Grand Prix Attack (B23) 0-1 Sweet polka dancing platypuses!
J Diaz vs D Freeman, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 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

Spanish, l'Hermet Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 White is 14 yrs old
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2004 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 90 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Mason-Showalter (C42) 1-0 Blindfo
Svidler vs Topalov, 2004 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Omaha Gambit (C25) 0-1 Resembles KGA Fischer Def
Sutovsky vs Nisipeanu, 2004 
(C25) Vienna, 66 moves, 0-1

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

Scotch Game: Potter 4...Bc5 5.Nb3 (C45) 1-0 Blindfold Beauty
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2004 
(C45) Scotch Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical 7.g3 (C45) 1-0 backward f2 pawn
P Charbonneau vs Bacrot, 2004 
(C45) Scotch Game, 22 moves, 0-1

The Queen is the flying ace of the chessboard! Get her busy!
A Zatonskih vs N A Adams, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Classical Var (B63) 1-0 Greco's #
Short vs A Muir, 2004 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 906 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Sutovsky vs A Kovacevic, 2004 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1/2-1/2 R ending
Karjakin vs Bologan, 2004 
(C28) Vienna Game, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Archangelsk Var (C78) 1-0 28.?
Nakamura vs S Muhammad, 2004 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 Blindfold
Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 26 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sicilian Def 2.Na3?! (B20) 1-0 Pins & h-file pawn lever work
K Menyah vs A J Mestel, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

1.e4 e5 2.Qh5? Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 insufficient N sac
Nakamura vs Sasikiran, 2005 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 87 moves, 0-1

Sic Bc4 Grand Prix Attack. Schofman Var (B23) 0-1 Fab passer
V Flaming vs Belikov, 2005
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop'$ Gambit Bogoljubow Var (C33) 0-1Jan van Reek notes
G Timmerman vs M Umansky, 2005  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 922 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Sutovsky vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 37 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Miles Defense (C30) 0-1 Cork
T Johansson vs G Wall, 2005 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 Q goblins
A Kislinsky vs V Savinov, 2005 
(B06) Robatsch, 37 moves, 0-1

The checkers equivalent of the double corner.
E Romanov vs A Savickas, 2005 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 178 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B50) 0-1 3-piece N fork
Areshchenko vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B50) Sicilian, 22 moves, 0-1

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

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

Caro-Kann Defense (B15) 1-0 kNights love to eat pawns
A Karpatchev vs R Oney, 2006 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 10 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Var (C03) 1-0 MG pawn sac
Svidler vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2006 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 73 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1-0 3 sacs for mate
Navara vs Z Kozul, 2006 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 31 moves, 1-0

Ch. 1, Game10 in John Emms' Survival Guide to Competitive Chess
Emms vs L Trent, 2006 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C20) 1-0 White N travels to HOOK #
J Kristiansen vs Short, 2006 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

GM Short believes Black just loses a pawn in the Two Knights
Short vs Hebden, 2006 
(C58) Two Knights, 59 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attk 6.Be2 (B23) 1-0 Pile on & switch pins
L Day vs P K Wells, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 22 in How to Crush Your Opponents by Simon Williams
Svidler vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

KGD. Miles Defense (C30) 1/2-1/2 Think before you grab
B Barth Sahl vs J L Hammer, 2006 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern (B14) 1-0 R lift, B sac
N Miezis vs M Karttunen, 2006
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0Not your typical dance
Gu Xiaobing vs Ruan Lufei, 2006
(C28) Vienna Game, 56 moves, 1-0

St. George Defense: Polish (B00) 1/2-1/2Team consultation, 200+
Team White vs Team Black, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Horwitz Attack (C45) 1-0 Morphy-like
Argonaut vs Neurosis, 2006 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vienna Gambit. Paulsen Attack (C29) 1-0 Qless middlegame
Nakamura vs Yermolinsky, 2007 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) 0-1 Bxf7+ time trouble
Morozevich vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(B40) Sicilian, 59 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 0-1 Black Q robs pins
Ivanchuk vs Grischuk, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. Main lines (B18) 1-0 Bill Wall notes
G Gomez / Fritz vs Branko / Schiller / Wall, 2007  
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 0-1 White stays back, loses
Topalov vs Nisipeanu, 2007 
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 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

Four Knights Game: Scotch. Belgrade Gambit (C47) 1-0Thunderbolt
T Krnan vs J Bick, 2007 
(C47) Four Knights, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 Say what?
Svidler vs I Cheparinov, 2007 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw 0-0-0 vs 0-0 & BxBh6 (B07)1-0 N on 6th
Anand vs J Hickman, 2007 
(B07) Pirc, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 1/2- Think what's next
J Aagaard vs J Rowson, 2007
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1-0 39.?
D Rensch vs A Melekhina, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Radjabov rejects X, plays for more
Radjabov vs Tiviakov, 2007 
(B32) Sicilian, 75 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 1-0 Wild Qs!
A Shomoev vs R Mamedov, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn ML (C18) 0-1 Blind Swine
I Andersen vs S Christensen, 2007
(C18) French, Winawer, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. English Attk (B80) 1-0 Qs & Ps race
M Leon Hoyos vs L Bruzon Batista, 2007 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 47 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 1-0 N sac for a Q attack!
Anand vs Svidler, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian? Hyperaccelerated Pterodactyl. Exchange Var (B27) 1-0
H Rasch vs E Schiller, 2007 
(B27) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Kan. Knight Var (B43) 0-1 Rxg2 bomb
T Fogarasi vs Caruana, 2007 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 23 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 12...cd, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B85) 1-0 No Black pawns
Adams vs Topalov, 2006 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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