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N Checkmate (& Traps) More Collected Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear

These games show knights giving checkmate (or resignations...mate in 2, etc.), knight supporting checkmate by another unit, as well as some traps involving knights, especially queen traps or royal forks.

* General Index: The reader should disregard the numbers. - Special, relocate
- Underpromotions to Knight 1.5
- Smothered Mates 2
- Philidor's Legacy (Queen sacrifice on back rank) 5 - Philidor's Legacy -- Resignation prior to checkmate 6 - Legall's Mate 8
- Unpins (possible Q or B sacrifice) in the Opening 10 - (Double) Discovered Check 12
- Arabian Mate 14
- Hook Mate 15
- Royal forks 18
- Anastasia's Mate 21
- Greco's Mate 25
- Damiano's Mate 30
- Swallow's Tail Mate 38
- Reti's Mate 41
- Bishop and Knight Mates 44
- Windmill & Perpetual Checks 55
- Quick Traps Sicilian 70
- Quick Traps More 77
- Uncategorized Knight finishes by ECO Code

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns

The preceding link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name (although a few "unofficial names" appear to be contrived by the author Schiller; it does no harm for the practical player). The new reader may wish to consult this visual collection initially to the point of memorization, as chess is a game of pattern recognition. (It contains many common checkmate patterns that do not include knights.)

* Here's a link to Morphy Miniatures:

* Here's a link to a simple tactics course using miniatures:

* 23 pages of King's Gambit (over 2000 games) wins by Black!
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Golombek Def (A16) 1-0 Underpromotion #!!
A Sandrin vs P Le Cornu, 1949 
(A16) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Picturesque final position, with an underpromotion leading to #
P Ware vs J S Ryan, 1880 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 81 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 0-1 Underpromotion #!!
H Mueller vs K Junge, 1942 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

KGD Panteldakis Countergambit (C30) 1-0 So bad it seems staged
T Moore vs NN, 1989 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

A one of a kind knight sacrifice for an underpromotion mate!!!
A H Robbins vs Showalter, 1890 
(C59) Two Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham Def (C35) 1-0 Trading blunders, Underpromotion #
W Strum vs J McManus, 1997 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 40 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical (C30) 0-1 Uncommon++, Knight to the rescue!
NN vs W A T Schelfhout, 1910 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

K's English. Four Knights 4.g3 (A28) 0-1 Pin, Smothered #
D Poldauf vs C Steudtmann, 1980 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 7 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit Complex: Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1Smothered Mate
S van de Venter vs A Kromhout, 2011 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 0-1 Smothered Mate
M Warren vs Jan Selman, 1930 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Schneider vs Schmidts, 1958 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Embarrassing smothered mate
J McGrouther vs Robert McCann, 1893 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) ˇ 1-0 Smothered Mate
Margave vs NN, 1976 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: French Var (B40) 1-0 ON ALL FOURS!!!!
Blackburne vs Jetson, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

24. Qxh7+ Removes the Guard of f7, then special Smothered Mate
I Yagupov vs R Khusnullin, 1999 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 25 moves, 1-0

French/Owen's Defense (A40) 1-0 15 moves, smothered mate
H Namyslo vs R Lau, 1996 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Guimard Def (C03) 0-1 Smothered Mate
K Grossner vs E Budrich, 1949 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 7 moves, 0-1

Philidor Countergambit. Zukertort Var (C41) 1-0 Factor that!
Factor vs F M Currier, 1923 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 0-1 Double Trouble
Blitz 5 vs Belle, 1978  
(C48) Four Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

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

Smothered Mate D00 1-0 11
E J Diemer vs NN, 1950 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Modern Defense: Standard Def (B06) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
V Vepkhvishvili vs D Magalashvili, 1966 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Main Line (B15) 0-1 Q sac for Philidor's Legacy
V Da Vilhete vs R Arias Formoso, 2006 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Four Knights (B45) 1-0Q sac for Philidor's Legacy
M Aulia vs K Lyons, 2012 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted(B97) 0-1Philidor's Legacy
Tringov vs Fischer, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy, Breyer Def Zaitsev H (C95) 1-0Philidor's Legacy
J Peters vs Lombardy, 1977 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 34 moves, 1-0

French Def: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) Philidor's Legacy
B Koester vs R Gralla, 1971 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Fort Knox (C10) 1-0 Deluxe Philidor's Legacy
Smirin vs F Ribeiro, 1997 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Rubinstein Var (C14) 1-0 Arrange Nf7#
K W Lynn vs P W Stuart, 1978 
(C14) French, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Maroczy-Wallis (C18) 1-0 Side Philidor's Legacy
Saemisch vs O Menzinger, 1953 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

KGA. Abbazia Defense (C36) 0-1 Philidor's Legacy is coming!
Hebden vs Nunn, 1979 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1-0 Q sac for Philidor's Legacy
B Yildiz vs L Batory, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy is coming!
Adams vs Kotronias, 1993 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange Var (D13) 1-0Q sac for Philidor's Legacy
H Reefschlaeger vs C Astengo, 2008 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Impressive tour de force!
Alekhine vs Menzel, 1923 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Goglidze Attk (D70) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy str
Dake vs J Schmitt, 1949 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Alapin Opening 1.e4 e5 2.Ne2?! (C20) 0-1 Legall's Mate
London vs Athens, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

$Blackburne's Trap is an Unpin (sitting Q sac) Legall's Mate
Blackburne vs NN, 1885  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

Italian Giuoco Pianissimo (C50) 0-1Fishing Pole into Legall's #
Fucini vs Olivari, 1895 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

KG Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 Devestating Discovered+
Lasker vs J M Hanham, 1901 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 0-1

KGD Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Bxf7+ sac, Unpin, Discovered Attack
Stollar vs A Serebrisky, 1945 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted (C37) 1-0 Legall's Mate in 10
H Reinle vs Seyfried, 1959 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Carlsbad (B20) 1-0 Dbl Discovered Check
A Gorbunova vs E Sapojnikov, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Petrosian Var (C16) 1-0 Double Discovered Check
L Mista vs J Fichtl, 1974 
(C16) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97)1/2-Crazy R Arabian Stalemate
J Stocek vs G Pelle, 1994 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Classical (E32) 1/2-Q sac for Arabian perpetual
Akobian vs The World, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Gambit. Double Gambit Accepted (C56) 1-0 Arabian Mate
Edward Holt vs T Bingamon, 1947 
(C56) Two Knights, 14 moves, 1-0

Arabian Mate A43 0-1 61
Drasko vs S Velickovic, 1988 
(A43) Old Benoni, 61 moves, 0-1

Anti-Bird/Exchange Dbl Stonewall (A02) 1-0 Arabian # next
Albin vs J Mieses, 1903 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

NID. Normal Var. Bernstein Def (E59) 0-1Q sac for Arabian Mate!
O Rodriguez Vargas vs F Olafsson, 1978 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 26 moves, 0-1

Italian, Two Kts Def. Perreux Var (C55) 0-1 Arabian # in middle
Marshall / Souweine vs Napier / Elwell, 1896 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware Var (C51) 1-0 Arabian mate coming next
E Kemeny vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. (C41) 0-1 Pseudo-Arabian Mate w/an extra R
Wang Yu vs Zhao Xue, 2011 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13) 1-0 Arabian Mate looms
N Dzagnidze vs Kosteniuk, 2014
(A13) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 1-0 Hook Mate
Fischer vs E McCaskey, 1964 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

English Opening: King's English Var (A20) 1-0 Timeless game
Karpov vs Hjartarson, 1989 
(A20) English, 45 moves, 1-0

QID. Miles Variation (E12) 1-0 Cousin of the Arabian Mate
Miles vs F Trois, 1979 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 68 moves, 1-0

"The Game of the Century" won by a 13 year old phenom.
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Polugaevsky (B42) 0-1 Back ranker
A Timofeev vs Morozevich, 2007 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 58 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Pierce Def (C52) 1-0 Blindfold Arabian # w/Q
Blackburne vs Corlett, 1871  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst): Revrsd Nimzowitsch (A00) 1-0Royal family fork
H Deuster vs Gomez, 1987 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

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

White's 23. RxNf6! initiaties a pretty Knight fork combination.
S Sale vs B Jankovic, 1999 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 22 moves, 1-0

Sic S-M Gambit. Accepted Pin Def (B21) 1-0 Royal family fork+
B Wexler vs B Germalm, 1967 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 12 moves, 1-0

1.e4 e5 2.Qh5? Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 B pins Q/Sac, Nc2+ fork
Adow vs Borissow, 1889 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Philidor Def: Lion. Sozin Var (C41)1-0 Q sac->royal family fork
B Savchenko vs S Yudin, 2010 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Baltic Defense (D02) 0-1 Black has Nc2+ in the works
T Prokhorovich vs Shurawlew, 1969 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Meitner Variation (C45) 0-1 Anastasia's Mate in 2
R C Lemon vs M Plum, 1982 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Anastasia's Mate
S Karjakin vs T Metsalu, 2001 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

London System vs Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 1-0 Anastasia's #
J Nogueiras vs G M Todorovic, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA. Lolli Gambit (C37) 0-1 Anastasia's Mate coming on h-file
S Shaw vs P Sokol, 1943 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0 N on 6th supports mate
Larsen vs D Suboticanec, 1955 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open. Maroczy Bind (B32) 0-1Shortcut Anastasia's#
T Nielsen vs J Donaldson, 1997 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

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

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights (C50) 0-1 Greco's Mate
Ulrich Lang vs R Gralla, 2003 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Scotch. Accepted (C47) 0-1 f4? Greco's Mate
NN vs V Kahn, 1941 
(C47) Four Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

Two Knts Def Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit (C57) 0-1 Q sac, Greco #
Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 0-1 Greco Mate on h-file is coming!
I Berzina vs B I Franco Valencia, 2014 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 0-1

Scotch, Horwitz Attack (C45) 0-1 Pins galore! Pseudo-Greco's #
NN vs Bird, 1850 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. P Return Var (A57) 1-0 Greco Mate in 2
Suba vs O Peters, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights (C50) 1-0 Damiano's #
B Espedal vs D Winslow, 1977 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 1-0

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

P-K4 Busch-Gass Gambit (C40) 1-0 Sideways Swallow's Tail Mate
Herrings vs Janssen, 1983 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Center Attk (C43) 1-0 Complex Reti #
M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov, 1953 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

QGA. Gunsberg Defense (D21) 1-0 Stack o' pawns & knights
L Steiner vs Stiassny, 1925 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Torre 7.f4 vs Modern Bg7 Fianchetto (A40) 1-0 Phenomenal
Kasparov vs Ljubojevic, 1987 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Bird-Larsen Attk (A04) 1-0 Q sac offer for B&N checkmate
Plachetka vs L Zinn, 1974 
(A04) Reti Opening, 13 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

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

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual threat on the Q
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Shirov, 2011
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Chess Variant / Robatsch (B06) 0-1 Whirling Nf2+ Windmill!
Strickland vs The Turk, 1820  
(000) Chess variants, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Main Line (B99) 1/2-1/2 Q sacs, N perpetual
Euwe vs Tal, 1960 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Germans say "Zwickmuhle" (literally, "double mill" or dilemma).
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Katalimov Var (B27) 1-0 Black wins P, loses game!
Koronghi vs Szemegyi, 1985 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sic Lasker-Pelikan (B33) Developing B w/a single threat=blunder
Jakowlew vs Chalmanski, 1984 
(B33) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 Barmen Def Central Exch (B22) Common trap
S Noorda vs J Sibe, 1965 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 14 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Don't bring your queen out too early!
Fetzer vs Schmidt, 1951 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Common unpin trap, else Bb5+
Rellstab vs Butzbach, 1968 
(B50) Sicilian, 7 moves, 1-0

Game 56: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
H Walkerling vs Hanssen, 1928 
(B40) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

10.Ng5# B21 1-0 10
S Titova vs D Koveshnikova, 2002 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Defense (B22) 1-0 Double N sacs to K
D Howell vs T Ringoir, 2008
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Chekhover (B53) 1-0 BAM! Game over!
H Seifert vs M Szmyd, 2009 
(B53) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Classical Var (B58) 0-1 Q sac mating attack
A Giusti vs Nutrizio, 1949 
(B58) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Guess the finish
Huebner vs F Visier Segovia, 1974 
(B89) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Adams Attk (B90) 0-1 Conquests of the Knights
V Petkovski vs G A Timoshenko, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Uncommon Q trap
P Shields vs R Spiers, 1970 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical(B84) 1-0Sweeter than doughnuts
F Bohatirchuk vs N Kopaev, 1938 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 27 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. KID Formation (A15) 1-0 Exchange Sac
Rohde vs G C DeFotis, 2001 
(A15) English, 19 moves, 1-0

K's English. Two Knights' Keres Var (A23) 0-1Common Qside Unpin
Molero vs A Lootsma, 1980 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 6 moves, 0-1

K's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 1-0 Two White forks
K Ozols vs P Reid, 1937 
(A25) English, 8 moves, 1-0

Mexican Def./Black Knights Tango (A50) 0-1 Played on a ship
Marshall vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Rubinstein Var (A84) 0-1 Siberian Trap replica
L Arcila vs J U Guerrero, 1991 
(A84) Dutch, 12 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. 2 P Attk. Lasker Var (B02) 0-1 Becomes 2 N Attk
Z Radojevic vs Bagirov, 1973 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

St. George Defense: Polish Var (B00) 1-0 Overworked pawn
Seirawan vs Spassky, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 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 Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 Develop All, clear the file!
B Tagirov vs Janosevic, 1953 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

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

Philidor Defense: Hanham Var (C41) 1-0 Neat Q trap
Leonhardt vs NN, 1912 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit/Cntr Cntr 3...Qxd5 (C40) 0-1Qs thrust on e-file
Abrikossowoski vs Parkow, 1938 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

QGA Mannheim Var (D23)1-0 Mutual Support: Ng5, Bxf7+, Ne6*
Sajtar vs Sliwa, 1947 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Nakamura sends a computer to Andromeda with 6N
Crafty vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 155 moves, 0-1

R.M. Bruce's favorite game, against her husband R.M. Bruce
R M Bruce vs R Bruce, 1957 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack: Yugoslav Var (A07) 0-1Discovery Mate in 2
A Dunnington vs I Hera, 2012 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed (A07) 0-1 Penetrating Ns generate a K walk
E Bone vs L Dubeck, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

KIA vs French/QGD Tartakower (A07) 1-0 Castle opposite
D Bocharov vs A Mokshanov, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Halibut Gambit 1.c4 b5 2.cxb5 g5 weird(A10)0-1
F Catheley vs M Hadzikaric, 1995 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

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

Englund Gambit Complex: Declined (A40) 0-1 Bxf2+ ala Budapest G
Heltay vs G Janny, 1916 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Averbakh Var (A42) 1-0 R sac, 2 N's coordinate
Korchnoi vs D Solak, 2002 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 19 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Benoni-Indian Defense (A43) 1-0 Double R sac
Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1912 
(A43) Old Benoni, 19 moves, 1-0

Move 37 White to play
Reshevsky vs Larsen, 1971 
(A43) Old Benoni, 37 moves, 1-0

A different kind of Hook mate.
W Hook vs J C Meyer, 1979 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack Minority/IQP (A45) 1-0 K&N tough together
Dzindzichashvili vs Vaganian, 1988 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Czech Var (A53) 1-0 Stunning finish!!
Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Damoffer öppnar för häst och löparschack/matt!
P Peev vs A Haik, 1979 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 36 moves, 0-1

Unforgettable? (yes) Brilliant? (Goodness, yes.) Unsound? (m...
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 72Svetozar Gligoric Collected Games, Edited by Colin Leach
Gligoric vs Petrosian, 1954 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80) 1-0 "Cebalo 13"!
M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014 
(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def. vs Hopton Attack 2.Bg5 h6 (A80) 1-0Excellent example
Nickoloff vs D Ross, 1993 
(A80) Dutch, 26 moves, 1-0

Middlegame Combinations by Peter Romanovsky
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 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

Scandinavian Def. Richter Var (B01) 1-0 N pair zeros in
de Firmian vs Azmaiparashvili, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def Scandinavian Var (B02) 0-1 If 8.NxQd5?? Mate in 2
G Gibbs vs L Schmid, 1968 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Two Knights (B06) 1-0Smashing finish to smothered#
J Kristiansen vs B Jacobsen, 1976 
(B06) Robatsch, 18 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: 150 Attack (B07) 1-0 What a slugfest!
E Najer vs T L Petrosian, 2016 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 1-0

150A BxBg7 Pirc Def. Classical. Two Knts (B08) 1-0 Kside N
Hebden vs E Holland, 1993 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

150A BxBg7 Pirc Def. Classical. Two Knts (B08) 1-0 N trap/sac
Hebden vs P Littlewood, 1992 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 18 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Exchange Variation (B13) 1-0 Two stunning sacs
A Gerschenkron vs Fischer, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov. Smyslov Var (B17) 1-0 Hammer the 6th
B Perenyi vs L Eperjesi, 1974 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) 0-1 "Knight-teen moves!"
P Potemkin vs Alekhine, 1912 
(B20) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1

Unusual Minor Piece Mate from Krush
E Kuzmenko vs I Krush, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin Smith-Morra Declined (B22) 0-1Black mates in 2
Blatny vs Jansa, 1986 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Slick Queen harrassment
V R Borovikov vs R Vazquez Igarza, 2000
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian O'Kelly. Delayed Wing Gambit (B28) 1-0 Ns kick up a s
J Yohan vs P Rout, 2017 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Tour de force by Nimzo on exploitation of weak squares
Yates vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Pin. Jaffe Var (B40) 1-0 Rob the pin backfires!
Flores vs Homan, 1986 
(B40) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: French Var. Normal (B40) 0-1 Dbl R sac & more!
Dr Van B vs W Gudehus, 1910 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Exchange sac
Nezhmetdinov vs V Sergievsky, 1966 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Modern Var (B50) 1-0 Not sure what Black was thinking
Apra vs Furini, 1980 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack. Haag Gambit (B52) 1-0 Knights rule
E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical (B56)Logical development suddenly turns sour
Beissel vs Winborn, 1985 
(B56) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

VK wins in 12; Spassky (age 11) could play on with 12...Kd8!
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Sosonko Var (B77) 1-0 Q sac, P&N #
Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B86) 1-0 Dbl N sacs beat N pair
E Tate vs Yudasin, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Pawns & pins
Judit Polgar vs I Kientzler-Guerlain, 1986 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 39 in Tal: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala
Tal vs M Stean, 1974 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Albin CG / French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 0-1 K walk
D Black vs S Rukovci, 2001 
(C01) French, Exchange, 16 moves, 0-1

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

French Winawer Petrosian Var (C16) 0-1R decoy sac, Discovered+
Velimirovic vs Szabo, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Bogoljubow (C17) 1-0 1Rook was enough
Saemisch vs NN, 1934
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 Watch your backdoor!
A Vihmand vs H Haavamae, 2012 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0K walk, P mate
Marshall vs NN, 1907 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Dbl R sacrifice, Q sacrifice
C G M Watson vs NN, 1916 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0 Knights Smite
Blackburne vs Cotton, 1880 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Vienna Game: Stanley Var. Meitner-Mieses Gambit (C25) 1-0 N+s
P Leisebein vs H Tuchtenhagen, 1989 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C25) 0-1 Q sac, pseudo-Legal's mate
W A Oudheusden vs L de Vries, 1934 
(C25) Vienna, 11 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Mieses Variation (C26) 0-1 A smashing finish!
Lasker vs Von Popiel, 1889 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 Reinfeld puzzle
V Manko vs Jankowitz, 1900 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C31) 1-0 Acceptance was fatal
Steinitz vs NN, 1870 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

KGA. Cunningham Def (C35) 0-1 Pin and N+ fork
Iverhov vs Ilianako, 1957 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 8 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

kabul edilen ţah gambiti
D Thompson vs Mackenzie, 1868 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 0-1

KGA. Salvio Gambit Cochrane Gambit (C37) 0-1 Springer
Jouy vs La Bourdonnais, 1838 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

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

P-K4 Damiano Def (C40) 1-0 Black's 1st move was the only good m
J Mieses vs NN, 1933 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Knights in a spot
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1851 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Starts off like the Opera House game
D Starbuck vs NN, 1881  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 132 in '500 Master Games of Chess' by Tartakower & Du Mont
Blackburne vs H Gifford, 1874  
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

[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, Schmidt 5.Bg5?! (C45) 0-1 White moves 2 minors too much
I P Ferreres vs A Nuevo Perez, 1992 
(C45) Scotch Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: 4...Qh4 Fraser (C45) 1-0 Dbl R sacs, Q&N battery
Mephisto vs NN, 1770 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

4Knights Halloween Gambit. Plasma Var (C46) 1-0 White N speaks
G Minchev vs Aleksandr Petrov, 1994 
(C46) Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Underpromotion+
Janowski vs O Chajes, 1913 
(C49) Four Knights, 108 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit Declined (C51) 1-0 Stripped clean as a whistle!
Marshall vs R Short, 1894  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Smashed to smithereens
Blackburne vs Smith, 1882  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Var (C52) 1-0 Bishops & Knights in fights!!
E Kossak vs Dufresne, 1851 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Italian, Classical. Greco (C54) 1-0 Shades of Frank Marshall
Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 8.Re1+ Kf8
C W Brown vs Gibbs, 1918 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Solitaire Chess by I. A. Horowitz, page 27, move 6.
Szabo vs W J Muhring, 1946 
(C56) Two Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Traxler Counterattack N sac line (C57)0-1 Two deadly bishops
Apartsev vs I Zaitsev, 1963 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

A Capablanca Brilliancy
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Source: Teach Yourself Better Chess by William Hartston
D G Levens vs A R B Thomas, 1963 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Short Circuit N+ & fork LDPO responds w/CHECKMATE!
Short vs Morozevich, 2002 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 53 moves, 0-1

Game 28 in My Chess Career by Jose Raul Capablanca
Capablanca vs R T Black, 1916 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 63 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish,Morphy Def Chigorin Def Panov System (C99) 1-0 N+
Gao Rui vs V C Shen, 2015 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 64 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack Nb4xBd3 (D00) 1-0 White Ns laugh last and best
Gunsberg vs L Van Vliet, 1900 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Przepiórka loses his chances for gold after being mated in 14!
Przepiorka vs A Cheron, 1928 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 0-1

QGA. Classical Def. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 Tactics in the center
Boleslavsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1967 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD. Three Knights Copycat (D37) 1-0 Notes by Janowski
Janowski vs Steel, 1893  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1-0 R sac attack, pin, N on 6th!
P Nikolic vs M Gurevich, 1993 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Accepted (D44) 1-0 N on the 6th gut punch
N Templier vs S Galicek, 2001 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Game 77 in Max Euwe: The Biography by Alexander Munninghoff
Euwe vs Flohr, 1938 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Scandinavian Def. Schulz G (A10) 1-0 Q+ & fork Kt
H Lehmann vs Schulz, 1950 
(A10) English, 4 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs J H Walsh, 1870 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 15 moves, 1-0

A Timofeev vs E Najer, 2005 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 67 moves, 1-0

L Day vs Timman, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

Chigorin vs Winawer, 1881 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

Gelinas vs Sanchez, 1975 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo c3, d3, Be3 (C53) 1-0 N#
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1890
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def, Fajarowicz Var, (A51) 0-1 9 move smothered mate
H H Cole vs Hein, 1941 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

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

KGA. Traditional Variation (C38) 1-0 N & Dbl B sacs
F Lazard vs NN, 1903 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense - Neat finish (D10) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
W Hahn vs Tarrasch, 1891 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

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