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g-pawn/file demolition after Fredthebear's ECO C
Compiled by fredthebear
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Those who want to learn how to pry open the g-file to get at the castled king from other openings should hop down to Joseph Henry Blackburne's games. They called him "The Black Death" for good reason!! The gates could not keep his army out. (Unfortunately, editing tore up his block of games; they're scattered throughout.)

This is a collection split. The Open Sicilians have been removed (see the ECO B collection), but the other Semi-Open games will remain until more space is needed here.

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_pattern
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 1-0 Q trap after Bxf7+
Falkbeer vs Zytogorski, 1856 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit 4...d5 (C21) 1-0 Marshall's minors flush the K
Marshall vs S Mlotkowski, 1913 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 1-0Pin, Q sac opens h-file R#
L'Hermet vs Hagemann, 1888 
(C22) Center Game, 14 moves, 1-0

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

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0Rob the pin that no longer D
Morant vs A de Feuquieres, 1680 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Def (C39) 0-1 Deep trouble
J Arizmendi Martinez vs Grischuk, 2000 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

McConnell Def. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Qf6?! (C40) 1-0 Royal Punishment
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

P-K4 La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 0-1 Loses time/match w/the Q
Greco vs NN, 1590 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Qf6? La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 1-0 Corner N#!
S Sokolov vs I Semenov, 1987 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch Steinitz Var (C45) 1-0 Q is removed as defender of the B
Kulaots vs J Geller, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein Accepted (C48) 1-0 Q sac to ++
Posch vs Dorrer, 1958 
(C48) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Copycat BUSTED!
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 0-1Focal point g7, B&N#
V Fernandez Coria vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C49) Four Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Trap Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit (C50) 0-1 in 7 moves
Muhlock vs B Kostic, 1911 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical. Center Holding Var (C53) 1-0 Bc4, Ng5, Qh5
Brychta vs Botur, 1951 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 1-0 Q sac mini
Greco vs NN, 1619 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Owen Def. Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 1-0 6...Bg7 Out of business
G den Broeder vs W Wegener, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Keene Variation (B00) 1-0 Q sac, discovered+
Motylev vs Glek, 2016 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 The Ng5-Nxh7 Sac Attack
Alekhine vs V Rozanov, 1908 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

St. George Defense (B00) 0-1 Pawn Gobblin
N Resika vs A Galaras, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Defense: Scandinavian. Advance (B00) 0-1 Q&P sacs
J W te Kolste vs Nimzowitsch, 1925 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

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

Borg Defense (B00) 1-0 Don't move pawns when pieces need movin'
Lubomir Cierny vs B Berg, 1993
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Duras Gambit (B00) 1-0 Blind Swine into Arabian Mate
O Sarapu vs Z Frankel, 1952 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

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

Pirc Defense vs Ne2, f3, g4 (B07) 1-0 Stunning Q sacrifice!
Topalov vs M Leskovar, 1992 
(B07) Pirc, 23 moves, 1-0

150A BxBg7 Pirc Def. Classical. Two Knts (B08) 1-0 Open g-file
Hebden vs G Beikert, 1993
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance (B12) 1-0 minor piece trap
Bologan vs A Campanile, 1994 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

p. 265, Volume I of Mastering the Chess Openings by John Watson
Short vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Rashid Nezhmetdinov's Best Games
Nezhmetdinov vs L Shamkovich, 1954 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

K Pawn Game: Macleod Attack (C20) 1-0 Two pieces won't suffice
Morphy vs A Bottin, 1858 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Lindehn vs Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Lasker gets scorched when he brings out his queen
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Striking last move like Marshall's "Pieces of Gold" game
Alekhine vs Supico, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese Cntrgambit (C23)  0-1 Kside crusher
Fisher vs Steinitz, 1872 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese Countergambit (C23) 0-1 Greco Mate
Reichert vs E J Diemer, 1950 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Lewis Gambit (C23) 0-1 Deflection Sacrifice
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1841 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Urusov Gambit (C24)1-0 Rob the pin, spearhead
I A Horowitz vs NN, 1939 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Vienna Meitner-Mieses Gambit (C25) 1-0 Mini: Lightning finish!
I A Horowitz vs NN, 1940 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Pierce Gambit (C25) 1-0 Pretty far gone days
F J Perez Perez vs Alekhine, 1943 
(C28) Vienna Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Hamppe-Allgaier-Thorold Gambit (C25) 1-0 Nxf7!
N Tereshchenko vs Linjer, 1892 
(C25) Vienna, 23 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Anderssen Def (C25) 1-0 N on 6th bests N on 8th
Steinitz vs A Hodges, 1891 
(C25) Vienna, 17 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Anderssen Def (C25) 1-0 Kside roller
Lipschutz vs Showalter, 1892
(C25) Vienna, 29 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Stanley Var(C26) 1-0 3 possible checkmate patterns
Fischer vs M McDermott, 1964 
(C26) Vienna, 17 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann (C26)No Ordinary Draw
Caruana vs Anand, 2015 
(C26) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

1st BCA Congress - London (1886)
Zukertort vs Lipschutz, 1886 
(C27) Vienna Game, 53 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Pierce Gambit (C28) 1-0 Unstoppable Rook
W T Pierce vs W Nash, 1885 
(C28) Vienna Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. ML (C29) 0-1Brilliant B decoy sac arranges dbl+
Mackenzie vs F Hollins, 1893 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 13 moves, 0-1

Brilliancy prize; this line gets poor results for White
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1899 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Bardeleben Var (C29) 1-0 25.Rxf7 shows nerve
Hromadka vs F Treybal, 1912 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

KGD Classical 2...Bc5 (C30) 0-1 White Q trapped on g-file
De Beaurevoir vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1798 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

KGD. Petrov's Defense (C30) 1-0 Pin allows N+ fork coming next!
Zsofia Polgar vs C Selles, 1991 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

KGD. Petrov's Def. (C30) 1-0 Alekhine's block w/classic B sac
B Wall vs Bob Brooks, 1973 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical (C30) 1-0Battery terrorizes along a2-g8 diagonal
Spielmann vs Hromadka, 1922 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer Cntrgambit. Staunton Line (C31) 1-0 Double Attack
Blackburne vs Waltham, 1876 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Old Line(C32) 1-0Pin # square
Santasiere vs N Bakos, 1949
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit ML (C32) 0-1 B sac to get 0-0
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

KGA Bishop's Gambit Bledow CG (C33) 0-1 Battery open g-file
R Eames vs Adams, 2010 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 0-1

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

KGA. B's Gambit Bogoljubow Var (C33) 1-0 Nice N clearance sac!
McDonnell vs NN, 1835 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 White gains space, returns fire
H Westerinen vs P Ofstad, 1995 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

KGA. 3.Be2 Tartakower Gambit (C33) 1-0 K blockades passer
Bird vs Burn, 1886 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

KGA K's Knight Gambit (C34) 1-0 Watch g6-square annihilation
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Schallop Defense (C34) 0-1 Counter threat is too slow
S Buecker vs C Herbrechtsmeier, 1983
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 0-1

KG Accepted. Fischer Defense (C34) 0-1 Q sac, N fork
A Harju vs M Liimatta, 1987 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

KGA Schallop Def (C34) 1-0 Blistering Bxf7+ sac & double check!
B Wall vs L Martinez, 1972 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Becker Def (C34) 1-0 Famous N sacrifice
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA. Becker Defense (C34) 0-1 White can't make crossfire work
Popovych vs G G Sagalchik, 1993 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

fc KGA Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Q Trap
D Baretic vs Uremovic, 1957 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 18 moves, 1-0

KGA. Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 0-1 10...Rf8!
B Wall vs T Magee, 1980 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 19 moves, 0-1

A sweet cut-off check followed by the mate
Morphy vs M Conway, 1859 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA, Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (C37) 1-0 Two pins win
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

Variants / KGA Muzio Gambit (000) 1-0 Sacs into Double B Mate!!
Janowski vs NN, 1895 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

A quick queen trap w/aid of a pin. Gambiteers must know this!
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Accepted. Rosentreter Gambit (C37) 1-0 Rob the pin
Alekhine vs R Mikulka, 1925 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Salvio Gambit (C37) 0-1 # w/a passed pawn
Itze vs H Reinle, 1925 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 0-1

KGA. Blachly Gambit (C37) 1-0 AULD LANG SYNE
Steinitz vs Lang, 1860 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

KGA. Muzio Gambit Accepted From Def (C37) 0-1 Every U has a job
Anderssen vs G Neumann, 1864 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Accepted. Mayet G (C38) 0-1 Simple Yet Beautiful
Mayet vs Hirschfeld, 1861 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit Accepted (C38)0-1 JHB simply the best g-file opener
B Burt vs Blackburne, 1869  
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

KGA Mayet Gambit (C38) 1-0 Blindfold Simul; notes by JHB
Blackburne vs N Fedden, 1871 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 3 in My Chess Career by Jose Raul Capablanca.
R Raubitschek vs Capablanca, 1906 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

KGA Kieseritsky G Paulsen Def Deferred (C39)0-1 Another g-filer
K Pitschel vs Blackburne, 1873 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

KGA Kieseritsky G Anderssen D (C39)1-0 Old-timers had no clock
Morphy vs Bird, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

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

KGA Allgaier Gambit (C39) 1-0Bird's last game was sensational!
Bird vs Pfander, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit. Rice G. (C39)1-0 Esthetically pleasing
Marshall vs Von Scheve, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

KGA Allgaier Gambit Thorold Attack (C39) 1-0 White Ns kick it
B Wall vs R Illorde, 1988 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 0-1 Rook entrance!
Fedorov vs Shirov, 2000 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

"With my next move I refute my own analysis!" -- Korchnoi
A Planinc vs Korchnoi, 1975 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attk Poisoned Pawn (C40) NN had a chance!
NN vs Greco, 1590 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit Mayet Attack 3.Bc4 Poisoned P(C40) 1-0 Dbl R Sac
P Atars vs H Tomson, 1973 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted (C40) 0-1 Q sac to open g-file
NN vs M Klark, 1873 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attk. Strautins Gambit (C40) 0-1 try 5Nc3
Kulesenko vs Matvienko, 1973 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Mason Var (C42) 1-0 Windmill
Winawer vs Shumov, 1875 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Mason-Showalter (C42)0-1 g-file
J Cvitanic vs Pavasovic, 1993 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton (C42) 0-1 Try 11.BxNe4
Shirov vs M Bluvshtein, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

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

Scotch Game: Modern Defense (C45) 1-0 Explosive!
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4...Qh4 Modern Def (C45) 1-0 Bh6 sac refused
Z Vukovic vs Mozetic, 1991 
(C45) Scotch Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Advance Var (C44) 0-1Royal family fork sacrifice
D Edelman vs J A Curdo, 1983 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Three Knights Opening (C46) 0-1 Which Way Watch Yuo Capture!
J M de Oliveira Gomes vs J G Caetano Netto, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 18 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

It's good to copy Capablanca, right?
Capablanca vs NN, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

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

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian 4 Kts (C50) 1-0Black unpin will fail
Edward Daniels vs G Walker, 1841 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian (C50) 1-0 The old center pawn fork trick pays off big!
R Kohoutova vs K Stodolova, 1995 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights (C50) 0-1
J Heftye vs J Mieses, 1902 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury's Mate Before Pillsbury
Anderssen vs B Suhle, 1860 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

Mighty Schlechter! Now this is KICKING THE DOOR IN!
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1898 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 0-1 Remove the Defender!!
Janos Armin Vesz vs Recsi, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

J. Dufresne, Lehrbuch des Schachspiels 1892, pp. 100-102.
Dufresne vs Harrwitz, 1847 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51) 0-1Tactical themes!
Winawer vs Chigorin, 1882 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. ML (C51) 1-0 Nxg5 vs 0-0 & R lift+
Loewenthal vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit (C51) 0-1 Blistering Bishops & Q Battery
Lasker vs F Dickens, 1908 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

"Shock Treatment!!!" # 44 in "M.S.M.G." by Fischer.
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Waller Attack (C52) 1-0 Deflection & Decoy
Fischer vs R Sugerman, 1964 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 12 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Var (C52) 0-1 N sac opens g-file for Q
Dufresne vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0Unusual White Ns
C Bauer vs J M Iruzubieta Villaluenga, 2010 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

Impressive miniature using a decoy sacrifice and pawn mate
Busnardo vs NN, 1590 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Lasting pins are painful
Blackburne / Steel vs Zukertort / Hoffer, 1881 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Closed Var (C53) 1-0 Dovetail Mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 N on rim, R sac
Kasparov vs S Matabeek, 1995 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

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

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

Blackburne defends the Scotch Gambit, opens g-file, wins in 20!
Harper vs Blackburne, 1868  
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knights Def (C55) 0-1 Fire on the g-file!
Boucek vs Duras, 1902 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knights Def (C55) 0-1 Q sac, Knights smack!
Lewis vs E L Dayton, 1942 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Heavy Pieces Polka
R Zelcic vs G Szlabey, 1991 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55)1-0half-open g- & h-files to K
M Cejkova vs J Jilemnicka, 1994 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Spielmann Def (C56) 1-0 Some Ps
Koltanowski vs G Rey, 1960 
(C56) Two Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attk (C56)1-0 Pseudo Pillsbury # w/Q
F J Moyano Morales vs C Merlo, 1967 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Shirov uses the Wilkes-Barre (Traxler) ... and DEVASTATES!!!
I Efimov vs Shirov, 1991 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Tartakower and DuMont's book (100 Master Games of Modern Chess)
Z Rutka vs J Vesely, 1949 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

Triple sac ending in Boden's mate...
O Balk vs R J Barnes, 1926 
(C58) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 Kside attack
Reti vs Spielmann, 1913 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

"Ukraine Immortal" shows the power of Rooks and Bishop
E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

G120: My Best Games Of Chess 1924-1937 by A. Alekhine
Alekhine vs Hoelscher, 1933 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62) 0-1 Half-open g-file
NN vs Breithaupt, 1942 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

Spanish Schliemann Def. Dyckhoff Var (C63) 0-1 Two problems
Shirov vs Shabalov, 2001 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical. Zukertort Gambit (C64) 0-1 Pin
Kavalek vs Spassky, 1977 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

Black targets g2 and the White queen
Hracek vs Kramnik, 2002 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def (C65)0-1 Multiple sacs open the g-file to K
J Baddeley vs Blackburne, 1879 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Def. Beverwijk Var (C65) 0-1 B sac to expose
Hoffmann vs Lambert, 1947 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Improved Steinitz (C66) 0-1 15 captures in 21 m
Capablanca vs D W Pomeroy, 1909 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

G58 in '500 Master Games of Chess' by Dr. Tartakower & Du Mont
Przepiorka vs Reti, 1911 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 0-1

Two dandy sacrifices many would not consider
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1 3 decoy sacs
R Lau vs Smagin, 1990 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def Pillsbury (C67) 1-0 White seizes the 6th
M Apicella vs J P Boudre, 2001
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Caro Var (C70) 0-1 Crossfire!
Tal vs J G van Eybergen, 1959 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish Morphy Def. Bayreuth Var (C77) 0-1 Bayonet charge!
H Karner vs A Bandza, 1985 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Wormald Attk (C77) 1-0 Open g-file, deflect
Bisguier vs J Penrose, 1950 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Simul Tour (1964) Spanish Game: Morphy Def(C78) 1-0 Bxh6 attack
Fischer vs E Travis, 1964 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1-0Failed R trap, efficient attk
Capablanca vs E Reeve, 1919 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Threatening pin vs f7
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open Variations (C80) 0-1 Minor piece sacs
Schlechter vs H Faehndrich, 1904 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 20 moves, 0-1

Spanish Open Variation(C80) 0-1 Qg4 is a bad spot in open games
J A Congdon vs H Hosmer, 1874 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 14 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

Geller's best -- Shifting from center to kingside
Geller vs Keres, 1973 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack. Steiner (C89) 0-1 Uncommon # pattern
W Frere vs Marshall, 1917 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 17 moves, 0-1

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

Akiba gives rook odds and delivers mate w/the remaining rook!
Rubinstein vs NN, 1903 
(000) Chess variants, 22 moves, 1-0

French Def 2.c4 d5 3.cxd5 (C00)1-0 Great Brilliancy Prize Game
E Steiner vs Tartakower, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz Attack (C00) 1-0 Too much Black space
Steinitz vs A Schwarz, 1882 
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Reversed Philidor Formation (C00) 0-1 Dbl B Sac
J Horvath vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1981 
(C00) French Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

French Nc6 Exchange Copycat (C01) 1-0 Pin, Kside assaults
Chigorin vs Alapin, 1880 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Blackburne vs J Huckvale, 1875 
(C01) French, Exchange, 21 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Exchange Var (C01) 0-1 Terrific rook play by Black
F Ynojosa Aponte vs N Pert, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 66 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Q+ removes defender
J Mieses vs Harmonist, 1889 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

French c6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Well-coordinated Kside attack
J Minckwitz vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(C01) French, Exchange, 35 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Exchange sac opens
J Schalkx vs E Bauduin, 2005
(C01) French, Exchange, 35 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Beautiful N sac!
E G Sergeant vs Capablanca, 1935 
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.Be2. Euwe Var (C02) 1-0 Steady Kside march
Kasparov vs K Klimczok, 1993 
(C02) French, Advance, 21 moves, 1-0

French Defense 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1Closed g-file grave
G Ustinov vs Bronstein, 1970 
(C02) French, Advance, 42 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

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

French Advance Main Line (C02) 0-1 Creative finish
K Maslak vs K Asrian, 2007 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0The Wizard of Riga
Tal vs I Nei, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 21 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. 8...g5 Morozevich Var (C03) 0-1Exposed White K
S Gaffagan vs C Holt, 2011 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 0-1

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

French Defense: Tarrasch. Guimard Def (C03) 0-1 Messed up Ns
E Walther vs L Schmid, 1961 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 12 moves, 0-1

Tal sacrifices three minor pieces for mate
Tal vs Salnikov, 1970 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 2 Hogs on 7th & Q crosspin
M R Sangeetha vs S Dhar, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. P Center Var (C05)1-0 Q sac to Lawnmower#
Pillsbury vs Maroczy, 1900 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1-0

A beautiful game illustrating the importance of the initiative.
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1889 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

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

French Tarrasch. Closed 8...g5 (C05) 0-1 Nice interference
Joel Benjamin vs G Battaglini, 2012
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 White sacs 2 Qs for material
T Rendle vs G Suez-Panama, 2008 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 1/2-1/2 46...Q offer
Keres vs Kholmov, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Tarrasch Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07) 0-1 Open files
Kotronias vs Kramnik, 1992 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Alekhine wins ... but his opponent misses the best defense.
Alekhine vs Sik, 1943 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 0-1 R bomb!
S Fedorchuk vs M Gurevich, 2010 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07) 1/2-1/2
M Hoekstra vs C R Riordan, 2001 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07) 0-1Rob thePin
A Berelowitsch vs Barsov, 1999 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Invading N blast
Yanofsky vs J Therien, 1947 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Qk kill of French Rubinstein Var, Blackburne Def. C10 1-0
Morozevich vs Van Wely, 2002 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Kasparov Attack(C10) 1-0Sac attack, Q on 7th
W So vs Akobian, 2016 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

FR Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 W sacs 3 pieces on g7
P Dubinin vs Nikola Petrov, 1936 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Rxg7 smashes thru
K Richter vs G G Alexandrescu, 1936 
(C10) French, 27 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 22.g4! game changer
Euwe vs E Eliskases, 1947 
(C10) French, 38 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

Knapping Ne6 is a problem
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 1996 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Q beats pair of Rs
Fischer vs I Bilek, 1965 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Burn Var Morozevich Line (C11) 1-0
Fischer vs N Minev, 1966 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

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

FR, ClassicalRichter Attack (C13) 1-0 Dbl N sacs followed by +s
Anderssen vs K Pitschel, 1872 
(C13) French, 30 moves, 1-0

‘My Most Exciting Game’, p.280-281 of 'CHESS', 14 April 1939
J Mieses vs Von Bardeleben, 1905 
(C13) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Black had resources he didn't use in time
Naiditsch vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 1998 
(C14) French, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Alapin Var (C14) 1-0 Smashing Arabian #
Lasker vs NN, 1900 
(C14) French, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

French Winawer Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 1-0 Weirdo play
Kosteniuk vs Yifan Hou, 2008 
(C15) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

Overloading the g-7 pawn
Hebden vs E Prie, 1984 
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

(C18) French, Winawer Adv, 39 moves, 1-0 Minors on the 6th rank
J N Riff vs N Berry, 2009 
(C18) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 1-0

(C18) French, Winawer Adv, 52 moves, 1-0 Double pin win
M Kobalia vs Akopian, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 0-1 Raid half-open files
F Libiszewski vs Rozentalis, 2010 
(C18) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Poisoned P (C18) 1-0 f6 is a great station
I Al-Rufaye vs N Al Jelda, 2001 
(C18) French, Winawer, 18 moves, 1-0

Game 497 in Chess Informant Best Games 401-500
Judit Polgar vs R Knaak, 1990 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 1-0

French Winawer Adv. (C19) 0-1 White has a bad knight?!
Stein vs Uhlmann, 1962 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 67 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Classical Var (C19) 1-0 Q must sac, Rs roll!
W Paige vs E Formanek, 1993 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 0-1 Minors rule
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1944 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 Bam! Bam! Bam! A 15 move mating net!
Charousek vs Englander, 1894 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

DGA, Copenhagen Def. (C21) 1-0 Putting out fires with gasoline.
Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack Variation (C22) 1-0 Pawn fork
S Buecker vs G Mueller, 2000
(C22) Center Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 1-0 Connected Ps, in style!
Blackburne vs D Forsyth, 1883  
(C22) Center Game, 48 moves, 1-0

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

Bishop's Opening: Lopez V (C23) 0-1 Ns all about; Morphy notes
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

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

Vienna Gambit (C26) 0-1 W can't finish, drops rook
Alekhine vs D Kirk, 1924 
(C28) Vienna Game, 26 moves, 0-1

B's Opening: Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attack (C26)  0-1 K swing
K Pitschel vs Blackburne, 1873  
(C26) Vienna, 29 moves, 0-1

Twas played between James A. Leonard & Frederick Perrin
G da Cutri vs Perbin, 1580 
(C27) Vienna Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Var (C29) 1-0 Reckless but entertaining
Chigorin vs H Caro, 1898 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

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

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Famous Epaulette Mate
Morphy vs Worrall, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 22 moves, 1-0

Simultaneous blindfold exhibition at Birmingham
Morphy vs J Rhodes, 1858  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Capablanca gives up queen for dbl check and mate next
Capablanca vs T A Carter, 1909 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical (C30) 1-0Book trap eventually good for promotion
Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

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

KGA Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Brothers & Sisters
Morphy vs Bird, 1859 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 46 moves, 1-0

Blindfolded Morphy missed a picture perfect cross-pin 18.Qxg7!
Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

KGA Muzio, Wild Muzio G. (C37) 0-1 There's a rat in the kitchen
NN vs J H Sarratt, 1810 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

KGA Muzio Gambit Sarratt Def (C37) 0-1Dumb Q sac rules the day!
B Garfinkel vs F M Wren, 1933 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Neumann Def (C39) 1-0 Give it a go!
A Gabrielian vs M Krylov, 2009 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 66 moves, 1-0

Simple Chess by Michael Stean, p. 134 Russian, Classical Attk
Fischer vs Gheorghiu, 1970 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 White defies h6
S Hosea vs P A Fontaine, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 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

Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Var (C44) 0-1 Q sac,Arabian #
Reiner vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Var (C44) 0-1 Deadly Q&N
C Eliason vs Anderssen, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Var (C44) 0-1Tappin' g2 again
B Suhle vs Anderssen, 1859 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Var (C44) 0-1 Another g2 hit
Chapelle vs Anderssen, 1860
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

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

Notes by Steinitz -- breathtaking final combination
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1-0 B sac on the g-pawn
Kasparov vs Short, 1992 
(C45) Scotch Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit Haxo Gambit (C45) 1-0 Kside crusher; notes by JHB
Blackburne vs J B Payne, 1862  
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Who'd think of 23.Re6!?
Alekhine vs V Rozanov, 1907 
(C45) Scotch Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted NxNd4 (C47) 1-0 Kside P thrust
D Caruso vs E Paoli, 2001 
(C47) Four Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted NxNd4 QxNd4 (C47) 1-0 Red flag N
Ali Kamouss vs K El Amari, 2001 
(C47) Four Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch. Accepted (C47) 1-0 P Power
A Muzychuk vs Fressinet, 2016 
(C47) Four Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

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

Four Knights Spanish (C48) 1-0 She can't be both places at once
Janowski vs Burn, 1905 
(C48) Four Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish, 4 Knights Symmetrical (C49) 0-1 Keep file closed!
Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C49) Four Knights, 26 moves, 0-1

4Knights Spanish. Symmetrical(C49) 1/2-Stalemate trap w/4 units
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

When Anand was the "Tiger from Madras"
D H Campora vs Anand, 1988 
(C49) Four Knights, 43 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Sudden end
Albin vs O Bernstein, 1904 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

Rook Lift, Queen sacrifice and Arabian Mate all in one!
Koltanowski vs NN, 1945 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 1-0 Tremendous!
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 55 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Italian Var (C50) 0-1 g-file battle to Arabian #
A C Vazquez vs Blackburne, 1891  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 33 moves, 0-1

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

Evans Gambit. Anderssen Var. Cordel Line (C51)  1-0 Pinache
Timman vs S Tatai, 1977 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

The odd "Stone-Ware" defense wins w/a pin
Schiffers vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 12: World's Great Chess Games (Fine)
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Goering Attack (C51) 0-1 N block sets Arabian #
W Pollock vs Chigorin, 1895  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (C52) 0-1Black owns the open lines
Chigorin vs Lasker, 1895 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (C52) 1-0 26.Qxg6! win easily
Kolisch vs Loyd, 1867 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (C52) 1-0 Oversights
Charousek vs B Richter, 1897 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Tarrasch Var (C53) 1-0 Hit the 7th!
Spielmann vs E Eliskases, 1936 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 47 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

Italian Game: Classical. Center Holding Var (C53) 0-1Dbld Rooks
Rossolimo vs Euwe, 1951 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 0-1

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

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Brilliant
Bologan vs B Heberla, 2008 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 1-0

(C54) Old main line Moeller Attack 13...0-0 1-0 Kside sac attk
Keres vs W E Kunerth, 1935 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern Bi's Opening (C55) 0-1 g-file spearhead
Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 2 ways to give check
Chigorin vs Janowski, 1900 
(C56) Two Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

G142 in 'The Golden Treasury of Chess' by Wellmuth & Horowitz
Teichmann vs Allies, 1905 
(C56) Two Knights, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Fianchetto Defense (C60) 0-1 g-file attack
Kasparov vs Smyslov, 1975 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird Var (C61) 1-0 BxNf6 creates corridor mate
N Folke Ekstrom vs G Carrisson, 1961 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

5 extra pawns just wasn't enough.
J A Congdon vs E Delmar, 1880 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ruy Lopez Steinitz Def (C62) 0-1 Who takes the rook?
Kupreichik vs Dzindzichashvili, 1968 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Double Rook Sac wins!
L Hazai vs L Karsa, 1976 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Q sac into discovered+
Wei Yi vs Navara, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Nyholm Attack(C65) 0-1Stunning Nxg2!
Showalter vs Pillsbury, 1898 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. Hedgehog (C66) 1-0 Black exposed his K
Tarrasch vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio de Janeiro Var (C67) 1/2-1/2 perpetual
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1899 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Notes by Eric Schiller; Greek gift using a knight
B Beffie vs W A T Schelfhout, 1915  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Wormald Attack (C77) 1-0 Morphy Mate
T Palmer vs D Moody, 1999 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Tarrasch Var (C77) 0-1 Raking Bs, Greco #
T W Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Wormald Attack (C77) 0-1 Fab Black sacs!
V Kirilov vs Furman, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Delayed Exchange (C85) 1-0Trade down to won EG
Kasparov vs Constellation, 1985 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 44 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Worrall Attack Delayed 0-0 (C86) 1-0 Rxg7!
Lasker vs Teichmann, 1909  
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Most active GM proponent of the Marshall Attack in the world
Judit Polgar vs Adams, 1999 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 0-1

An attacking genius - right up there with Keres, Tal & Alekhine
Nezhmetdinov vs Estrin, 1951 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

Deep combo with g6 by Spassky
Spassky vs Geller, 1965 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 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

Spanish Game: Closed Breyer Defense (C95) 1-0 Q sac deflects R
Fischer vs Benko, 1965 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 37 moves, 1-0

Smashing kingside mob
Spassky vs H Ree, 1967 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Chigorin (C96) 0-1 Hole on the 3rd
Maroczy vs Capablanca, 1924 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Blindfolded Blast!
Kasparov vs Mephisto, 1985 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 36 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 Kside P roller fails; Corridor Mate
Chigorin vs Max Weiss, 1882 
(C01) French, Exchange, 34 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch shows Black how to win the French Exchange(C01) 0-1
R Grau vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

French Nc6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Overloaded Q allows BxNf3 gxBf3
S Arfin vs A Hambleton, 2009 
(C01) French, Exchange, 15 moves, 0-1

G271 in 500 Master Games of Chess by S. Tartakower & J. Du Mont
Keres vs G G Alexandrescu, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

French Def Tarrasch Var C03) 0-1 Exchange sac opens g-file
G Kitts vs Gulko, 1986 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1 Clever mating net
M Romi vs Keres, 1936 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Advance (C08) 0-1 Exchange Sac!
E Bebchuk vs Bronstein, 1974 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 24 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System ML (C09) 0-1 f6 & f3?
Stein vs Spassky, 1967 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 37 moves, 0-1

First game to have a non-admin user post a kibitz (unofficial)
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

Nd7!! Saemisch's Immortal... brilliant kingside sac attack
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

French Def. Rubinstein. Fort Knox (C10) 1-0 Needs another look
R Govedarica vs Velimirovic, 1993 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Rubinstein Var (C10) 1-0 Center cut
Karpov vs G Cabrera Castellanos, 1977 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz Variation (C11) 1-0 Arabian Mate
P F Johner vs W M Gattie, 1906 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Gledhill Attack (C11) 1-0 Q sac offer
J R Houghteling vs L S Cornell, 1902 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 Q+ & fork EAD
Euwe vs J W te Kolste, 1921 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 34 in Soviet Chess 1917-1991 by Andrew Soltis
N Grigoriev vs B Verlinsky, 1929 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 20 moves, 0-1

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Spielmann (C13) 1-0Deflections
Sax vs J H Donner, 1976 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Richter Attk (C13) 1-0 Blindfold Kside crush
Alekhine vs E Linares Jr, 1939 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Alapin 7.Nb5 (C14) 1-0Outposts and Rook lifts
Pillsbury vs Nebermann, 1902
(C14) French, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Winckelmann-Riemer G. (C15)1-0 Q sac for K walk
C Toerber vs G Menke, 1950 
(C15) French, Winawer, 12 moves, 1-0

French Winawer Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 0-1 h-file bomb
K O'Brien vs D Salter, 2008 
(C15) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

French Winawer (C15) 1-0 g-pawn stabs at bishops
Ulf Andersson vs Velimirovic, 1997 
(C15) French, Winawer, 12 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

Philidor Def (C41) 0-1early g4 & Q sac makes interesting scrap
D Cornette vs S Milliet, 2011 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense (C41) 0-1 Black Q hung 3 different ways!?!
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

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

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var (C41) 1-0 Soviet mini
Ullianov vs Zubikov, 1956 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

G9 inMy Best Games...1908-1937 by A. Alekhine, 21st Century Ed.
Alekhine vs G Marco, 1912 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 5.g4 Shirov Gambit (C41) 1-0 Ks on orignal squares
Shirov vs L Cyborowski, 2008 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 5.g4 Shirov Gambit (C41) 1-0 Where is Black going?
I Nepomniachtchi vs S Hautot, 2006 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 5.g4 Shirov Gambit (C41) 1-0 "2 Ns" defense fails
J Zawadzka vs Marine Grigorian, 2007 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense 6.g5 Nh5 Shirov Gambit (C41) 1-0Centralized Ns
I Nepomniachtchi vs A Czebe, 2008
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Un sacrifice qui peut être très fort!
Shirov vs Klinova, 2006 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

The White Queen is in a predicament
Loewenthal vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Thank you whiteshark!
Li Chao vs V Malaniuk, 2010 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

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

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Notes by Steinitz
Max Weiss vs N MacLeod, 1889  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Def. Exchange (C41) 1-0 Beauty blindfold simul attack!
Koltanowski vs Captain La Force, 1931 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Exchange Be2 (C41) 1-0 White controls open g-file
A I Kuzmin vs C Seel, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Three Knights (C42) 0-1 FM gives away Q in style!
Didier vs Marshall, 1900 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

[Scotch G. Kside Var (C45) 1-0Black lets White Q in front door
T Qiu vs Wang Yiwei, 2001 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical 5.Nf5 (C45)0-1 Bxf2+ Deflects K then QxQ
R Bana vs G Olarasu, 1994 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Mortimer-Evans Gambit (C51) 1-0 Cross pin
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1863  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (C52) 1-0 Annotated by Morphy
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Pierce Defense (C52) 0-1 Notes by Blackburne
R Steel vs Blackburne, 1881  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Tarrasch (C53) 0-1 Unpin, Overworked P
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1925 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. De la Bourdonnais (C53) 1-0MorphyNotes
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Center Holding Var (C53)1-0 g-file pin
E Eliskases vs Gruenfeld, 1933 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 53 moves, 1-0

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

2 Kts Def. Polerio Def Bb5+ (C58) 1-0Conjure up a Constellation
Anderssen vs Falkbeer, 1851 
(C58) Two Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Pin allows pawn mate
Bird vs De Vere, 1868 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Zukertort Var (C67) 1-0 Exchange sac
Zukertort vs V Knorre, 1866
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C73) 1-0 Juniors
Chandler vs O I Barkan, 1975 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 43 in Siegbert Tarrasch's Dreihundert Schachpartien
Tarrasch vs B Richter, 1883 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 0-1

Scene in Stanley Kubrick's movie "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 1-0Q sac, Royal Family Fork
Tal vs Cherepkov, 1968 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def (C41) 1/2-1/2 Don't trade off developed pieces
Smudo vs R Gralla, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 The B can't decide where
T L Petrosian vs R Tischbierek, 2005 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. 5.g4 Shirov's Gambit (C41) 1-0 White penetrates
D Petrosian vs V Kutynec, 2008 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

G158 in 500 Master Games of Chess by S. Tartakower & J. Du Mont
Kashdan vs Koltanowski, 1932 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch (C42) 1-0 Q+ & fork R
Shirov vs J Smeets, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Tactics & a passer
A Pearsall vs Marshall, 1915 
(C45) Scotch Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish (C49) 1-0 Q trap on the edge
Svidler vs Karpov, 2003 
(C49) Four Knights, 33 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55) 0-1 Both Kings are cornered
E Schallopp vs Charousek, 1896 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

G8 in 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & DuMont
Szabo vs W J Muhring, 1946 
(C56) Two Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 201 in Three Hundred Chess Games by Siegbert Tarrasch
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1891 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 24 in Paul Keres: The Quest for Perfection by Paul Keres
Keres vs Unzicker, 1956 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 200 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Kashdan vs H Steiner, 1942 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish, Morphy Def. Steinitz Dfrrd (C79) 0-1 Halt connected Ps
C H Alexander vs Kashdan, 1937 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 45 moves, 0-1

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

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

French Def. Classical. Steinitz 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (C14) 1-0 P storm
T Wedberg vs Korchnoi, 1988 
(C14) French, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

K Pawn: Parham Attack 2.Qh5?! (C20) 0-1White could have castled
M Orfali vs M Senlle Caride, 2007 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Stanley. Meitner-Mieses Gambit (C23) 1-0Smothered#
Alekhine vs Goluvsky, 1930 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

KGA B's Gambit 3...Be7 (C33) 1-0 The B from e7 is trapped
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 Fantastic sacrificial planning!!
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1895 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Duras vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C11) French, 49 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: General (C40) 1-0 Cross-pin again!
W A T Schelfhout vs NN, 1910 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 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

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C23) 1-0 Switcharoo
N Mitkov vs S J Breckenridge, 2018
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 38 in Max Euwe: The Biography by Alexander Munninghoff
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

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