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Epic Battles of the CB by R.N. Coles - keypusher
Compiled by fredthebear
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This grand collection was compiled by keypusher. Fredthebear copied it from keypusher. Thank you keypusher! (Unlike most borrowed collections, Fredthebear intends no game changes to this collection but may add headlines to each game.)

Games featured in Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R. N. Coles. Edited and revised by Fred Reinfeld and I. A. Horowitz. David McKay Company, Inc. New York, 1952. (Reprints of this classic written in descriptive notation are likely available through Dover Publishers.)

From the Preface: The artist is a being apart, searching ever after perfection; the rest of us can admire works of art, but we cannot create them. As with art, so with chess, the difference being that we do not leave the playing of the game to the experts; we continue to extract the utmost pleasure from the humble rough-and-tumble chess of which we are capable; and if we occasionally miss a brilliancy because our imagination will not rise to it, we probably get greater pleasure from a greater number of games than does the artist who cannot appreciate anything less than perfection. As long as a game is hard fought, and especially if it is complicated and exciting, that game is enjoyable and good enough for most of us.

Many collections of games have been made in which the brilliancies that are beyond the average player are beautifully displayed. We admire them but cannot related them to our play over the board. We watch the defeated master struggle in the ineluctable toils, but our own opponents wriggle out of our best laid schemes, and as like as not we then have to struggle to avoid defeat ourselves; we seek to attain supremacy only to find our opponent securing the ascendancy on some other part of the board. This is chess as we know it and as we have to play it.

In the present collection....may be seen how the masters react when a combination goes wrong or their opponents fight back; in these games neither player is content to be smothered by the brilliant imagination of the other, nor to allow master technique to win a game by copybook methods; here is complicated, fighting chess.

Missing: Barden-O'Kelly, Southsea 1951.


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M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

1
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

2
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 63 moves, 1-0

3
H H Boncourt vs Saint Amant, 1837 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

4
Anderssen vs Von Der Lasa, 1851 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 48 moves, 1-0

5
Bird vs Horwitz, 1851 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

6
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

7
Morphy vs de Riviere, 1863 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 1-0

8
Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 63 moves, 0-1

9
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1872 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 0-1

10
Burn vs Mackenzie, 1886 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

11
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1887 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

12
Max Weiss vs Chigorin, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

13
S Taubenhaus vs Tarrasch, 1892 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 42 moves, 0-1

14
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1895 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

15
Steinitz vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 60 moves, 1-0

16
Pillsbury vs Chigorin, 1896 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

17
Charousek vs Pillsbury, 1896 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

18
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

19
Lasker vs Blackburne, 1899 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

20
Janowski vs Burn, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

21
Marshall vs Pillsbury, 1903 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

22
Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 35 moves, 1-0

23
Duras vs Teichmann, 1906 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 1-0

24
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

25
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

26
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(B57) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

27
J Mieses vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 44 moves, 0-1

28
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

29
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1922 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 60 moves, 0-1

30
Reti vs A Becker, 1923 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

31
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

32
Tartakower vs Bogoljubov, 1927 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

33
Capablanca vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

34
Euwe vs Bogoljubov, 1929
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

35
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

36
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1929 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

37
Stoltz vs Colle, 1931 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

38
Colle vs Kashdan, 1931 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

39
Euwe vs Yates, 1931
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

40
Spielmann vs Lasker, 1935 
(C47) Four Knights, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

41
I A Horowitz vs P Trifunovic, 1935
(A90) Dutch, 50 moves, 1-0

42
I Pleci vs V Fenoglio, 1936 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 51 moves, 1-0

43
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

44
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1938 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

45
O Ulvestad vs F Reinfeld, 1939 
(A13) English, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

46
E Rojahn vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

47
S Nyman vs K Skold, 1943
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 0-1

48
Euwe vs Bisguier, 1948
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

50
A Matanovic vs Rossolimo, 1951 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 69 moves, 0-1

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