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1920s Roar by Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear

Herein are games with an artistic flair, surprising moves, interesting attacks or counter attacks, creative checkmates, moves of a rare or odd ball nature, and blunders. Thank you Mughug, Life Master AJ, Prasha, DJYoung.

* Here's a link to the 1927 Chess World's Championship games:

Photo-copy (w/colors reversed) of Ed. Lasker - Sir G.A. Thomas
NN vs R Crepeaux, 1923 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Double bishop sac by Alekhine
Alekhine vs J Drewitt, 1923 
(A06) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Advance (A09) 1-0 Pretty Q sac, diagonal X-ray #
Euwe vs Loman, 1923 
(A09) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack vs. Pseudo-Stonewall Def (A45) 1-0Discovered#
Janowski vs W Michel, 1926 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Curry/Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0Three mating squares
Janowski vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Windmill; see blog notes
Carlos Torre vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Kingside Fianchetto (A48) 1-0 Early 150 Attack
Carlos Torre vs H E Jennings, 1924 
(A48) King's Indian, 16 moves, 1-0

Special beauty prize award by Urugway chess periodical Mundial
L Palau vs J W te Kolste, 1927 
(A48) King's Indian, 15 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Saemisch-Indian (A50) 1-0 Raking Bs assault Kside
Rubinstein vs Janowski, 1925 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def. Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 The power of the pin
Hoeregott vs W Schlage, 1929 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense (A80) 1-0 Bold rooks, 2 mating squares
Denker vs H Feit, 1929 
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

If Black plays 4... P-KR3, he avoids all the sacrificial variat
Tartakower vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Dutch, Staunton Gambit (A82) 1-0 Daredevil Rook
F K Overduyn vs F J M Steffelaar, 1925 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Lasker Var (A83) 1-0 Dbl Rook Sac smack
Reti vs Euwe, 1920 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

The P.I. -- A beautiful attack or simply a looong combination?
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Leningrad. Warsaw Var (A88) 1-0 # or Remove the Def
Blas vs Kletchinski, 1928 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 22 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 0-1 Impressive crusher
J Vavrinsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B01) Scandinavian, 24 moves, 0-1

Psuedo Legal's Mate Extended to a King Walk
Imbaud vs Strumilo, 1922 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: (Not) Normal Var (B02) 0-1 Reinfeld # puzzle
J Rabinovich vs Levenfish, 1927 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 1-0 Three connected passers
Znosko-Borovsky vs G Oskam, 1923 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern Main Line (B05) 1-0 Decoy K, then Nxf7+
Luer vs Rattman, 1922 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs M Walter, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

C-K Defense, Two Knights Attack (B11) 1-0 The passer is coming
Noteboom vs S Van Mindeno, 1927 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann: Main Line (B15) 0-1 Watch out for Q+ if c-pawn moved
NN vs Carlos Torre, 1928 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Classical Var (B18) 1-0 Kolty's Reti's Mate
Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1923 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 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

First game ever played in the history of Chess Olympiads
Yates vs O Naegeli, 1927 
(B83) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

French Def: Two Knights Var (C00) 1-0 Dbl B sacs, R lift
E E Book vs Ingerslev, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

"Pawn-Takes-Pawn (en passant) Mate."
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Miniature: = PM's Opera House Game
Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 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

16 move mate: King goes for a walk in the Frankenstein-Dracula
E E Book vs A Hiidenheimo, 1925 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 Keep threatening #
Marshall vs B Forsberg, 1924 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1-0 Spielmann's Best Game
Spielmann vs Vidmar, 1926 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Breyer Var (C29) 1-0 W is all up in there!
Spielmann vs P F Johner, 1922 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 SuperNezh shows his stuff
Samsonov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1929 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Breyer Var (C29) 1-0 Boden's Mate threat
Marmorosh vs Polani, 1928 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Q sac, Boden's Mate
G Janny vs L Steiner, 1922 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 205 in Golden Treasury of Chess (Wellmuth/Horowitz)
Euwe vs Maroczy, 1921 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA. Abbazia Def (C36) 0-1 Pins win! Black plays Bb4! anyway!
L Hanssen vs E R Lundin, 1928 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Elephant G. Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 0-1R sac sets Boden's #
Reshevsky vs E D Duncan, 1921 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def. Exchange (341) 1-0 Ultimate deflect the defender.
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Greco's Mate
Euwe vs Wiersma, 1920 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 89 in Take My Rooks by Minev and Seirawan
I Abraham vs G Janny, 1923 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical Var (C45) 1-0 0-0-0 gets the Rb2
Dunbar vs Chawkin, 1925 
(C45) Scotch Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var(C45) 0-1 Sac attack opens h-file
J Mieses vs A Fuchs, 1923 
(C45) Scotch Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Three Knights/Scotch (C46) 1-0 Opening king walker
Euwe vs H van Hartingsvelt, 1920 
(C46) Three Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo d3, Bg5 (C50) 0-1 Black rolls Kside
F W Grabill vs D H Mugridge, 1922 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Italian Classical, Atypical (C53) 1-0 Terrific manuevering
Euwe vs A van Foreest, 1921 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54) 1-0 BFTC
Euwe vs S Van Mindeno, 1927 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Long Var (C55) 1-0 R deflection
Maroczy vs Vidmar, 1922 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attk (C55) 1-0 9...Qxf6?
H Heider vs J Platz, 1920 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Black gets up off the canvas to deck White!
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

This looked like a game of "Give Away" chess
I Gudju vs Bogdanovsky, 1926 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 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

Triple sac ending in Boden's mate...
O Balk vs R J Barnes, 1926 
(C58) Two Knights, 19 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. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1More to Discover
E Busvine vs J Birnberg, 1924 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 11 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk Var (C78) 0-1 Engaging!
C Mansfield vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1928 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 0-1Pawn roller
L Carranza vs Alekhine, 1926 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open Var. Classical Def (C83) 1-0 Central fury
Alekhine vs A Kubbel, 1920 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 20 moves, 1-0

16.? Spanish Game: Open. Classical Def (C83) 1-0
G A Thomas vs W Gibson, 1924 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 Heap on the fortress
Lasker vs H R Bigelow, 1926 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Original Marshall Attack (C89) 1-0 Capa played 16.Re2
S Sery vs Z Vecsey, 1921 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Original Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 Return Fire!
J W te Kolste vs Loman, 1921 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 18 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 White marches up the board non-stop!
Santasiere vs E B Adams, 1926 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Checkmate shown in a Reinfeld book
Erdos vs Lichtner, 1922 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Zukertort Var (D02) 0-1 Q sac Removes the Guard
G Norman vs Rubinstein, 1922 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

QP Game: Symmetrical Var (D02) 0-1 Marvelous defense!!
P F Schmidt vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

QGD Harrwitz (D35) 1-0 Black attack premature. Bh6 seals off K.
Alekhine vs Z von Balla, 1921 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Greek gift beauty by opening namesake!
Colle vs V Berger, 1928 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening: Bogoljubow Def (D05) 1-0 Polgar's DVD
Euwe vs G Kroone, 1921 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Chernev's "Logical Chess: Move by Move" Game 3
Colle vs J J G Delvaux, 1929 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Qc5 trapped
J Krejcik vs Reti, 1922 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 1-0

Colle's Chess Masterpieces by Fred Reinfeld
Colle vs Euwe, 1924 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Wiesbaden Var. Sharp line (D17) 0-1 Sharp!
Przepiorka vs A Cheron, 1928 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech. Classical System (D18) 1-0 Simul Shazam!
M Scholtz vs Lasker, 1926 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 21 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted (D20) 1-0 Bf3 skewer coming
H K Mattison vs Tartakower, 1926 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

QGD Queen's Knight Variation (D31) 1-0 Nice Lolli's Mate
Spielmann vs Gruenfeld, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Marshall Gambit (D31) 0-1 11...0-0-0+! nabs rook
NN vs G Abrahams, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

QGD: Orthodox Def. Botvinnik Var (D60) 1-0 3rd Beauty Prize!
Vladimir Petrov vs Indrikis Strazdins, 1926 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D64) 1-0 Pretty combo ends it
Rubinstein vs M Hirschbein, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD Miniature: Powerful penetration along the c-file
S Landau vs T ten Kate, 1929 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

The famous surrealist artist w/a sting in the tail
Koltanowski vs Duchamp, 1929 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Döry Indian (E10) 0-1 Find the finish
Poljak vs Khan, 1928 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

A Fingerfehler: Black meant to defend with 4...Qe7
L Palau vs S Kalabar, 1927 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal Zugzwang Game"
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def Three Knights(E21) 0-1Blockading Ns remove G
H K Mattison vs Nimzowitsch, 1929  
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Leningrad Var (E30) 1-0 Grand fishin' pole...
S Prokofiev vs M Ravel, 1924 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 25 moves, 1-0

Capa prepares Philidor's Legacy w/pawn advance, discovred check
Capablanca vs H K Mattison, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 20 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 1/2-1/2 King & Pawn Stalemate
Tartakower vs Reti, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Long combination gifts p & N & passer on 6th for doubled R's
Nimzowitsch vs Euwe, 1929 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Alexander Alekhine's Best Games, a stunning rook lift debated
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs Opening: General (A00) 1-0 Cornered Q tomb ahead
A Selezniev vs Von Bardeleben, 1920 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 93 in Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker
Reti vs Colle, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Chess Life (March 2000) Koltanowski on cover; Deflection Sac
Koltanowski vs Colle, 1923 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Var (A01) 1-0 Thematic w/f4
Nimzowitsch vs Saemisch, 1929 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Romanovsky's Immortal; Double-Double Fianchetto
Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1927 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Neat double B sac for mate!
Przepiorka vs L Steiner, 1925 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Reti/Reversed Benoni. Capa shows some nerve in this game!
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1924 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 60: Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs K Havasi, 1926 
(A09) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 89 in The Golden Dozen" by Irving Chernev
Reti vs Lasker, 1924 
(A12) English with b3, 45 moves, 0-1

Notes by Alekhine; NY 1924 First brilliancy prize
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 25: Modern Chess Strategy (Pachman)
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 36 in Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs A Pokorny, 1923 
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

...showing Lasker, the great tactician, at his very shrewdest.
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Lasker, 1925  
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

Gorgeous Q Sacrifice into Windmill into Checkmate!!
Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attk vs Indian Be7, Bb7 (A45) 0-1 Pin gets worse
S A Mudrev vs Botvinnik, 1929 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Edgar Colle (1897-1932) Nxf7 sacrificial masterpiece
Colle vs Gruenfeld, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Colle vs Indian / Tartakower (A46) 1-0 Criss-cross bishops, pin
Vidmar vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Defense (A46) 1-0 Famous Windmill
Carlos Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Stalemate Avoided: The oldest K&Q vs K mate in the database.
B Kostic vs A Vajda, 1921 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 93 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Classical Defense (A46) 0-1 Gueridon Mate in 2
Nenarokov vs P Romanovsky, 1927 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 0-1 Weak dbld Ps
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1928 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Classical Defense (A46) 1-0 2nd Brilliancy Prize
Marshall vs Bogoljubov, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Capablanca Variation (A47) 1/2-1/2 61.?
Janowski vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Capablanca QID (A47) 0-1 Brilliant combo
D Daniuszewski vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Capablanca Var 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (A47) 1-0 Lolli's # on
Erik Andersen vs Hilse, 1928
(A47) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def. Euwe Var(A48) 1-0Anastasia's Mate
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Dbl Fio Def (A48) 1-0 Bishop pair
Janowski vs Kmoch, 1926 
(A48) King's Indian, 47 moves, 1-0

London System vs Double Fianchetto (A48) 1-0 London 1922
Capablanca vs Reti, 1922  
(A48) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

This game was awarded the brilliancy prize by Max Euwe.
G A Thomas vs Yates, 1927 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 33 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal Games of Capablanca" by Reinfeld
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1924 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 59: Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Kmoch vs Reti, 1926 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation (A52) 0-1 Crazed Knights!
Euwe vs Spielmann, 1922 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Endgame lessons by Capablanca (notations by Alekhine & Reti)
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Dutch Stonewall. Modern (A81) 1-0 Tremendous Dbl R Sacrifices
Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Balogh Def (A82) 1-0 Sacrificial attack
Euwe vs Weenink, 1923 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 18: Mammoth Book -Greatest Games (Nunn/Burgess/Emms)
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Dutch Variation (A90) 0-1 How to use passers
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Dutch Classical. Stonewall (A95)0-1 Sac attack nabs cornered R
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 42 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandinavian. Advance 3.e5 (B00) 0-1 AN notes
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1920  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Most brilliant moves of all time, Nimzowitsch's 50th here
Kmoch vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 63 moves, 0-1

"Auf dem Wege zur Weltmeisterschaft 1923-1927"
G A Thomas vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Steiner Var (B02) 1-0 Morphy's Concealed # coming
A A Barbosa de Oliveira / M Kiss vs Reti / L Vianna, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Saemisch Attack (B02) 1-0 Fantastic Rs Play!
B Verlinsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

"Now I've got him! Oops. Uh, now I've got him! Oops. Uh, now.."
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Def. 4Pawns Attk. Trifunovic (B03) 0-1 A Masterpiece
Spielmann vs Colle, 1928 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Modern. Main Line (B05) 0-1 Rs reach the 2nd/7th
Reshevsky vs H Steiner, 1927 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 49 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: K Pawn Fianchetto WOW, Brothers and Sisters!
Przepiorka vs G Patay, 1926 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Euwe Attack (B10) 1-0 Pseudo-Arabian Mate
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Cornered K vs R on 7th
Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 0-1 Notes by Nimzowitsch
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Main Line (B15) 1-0 Super sacrificial finish!!
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Classical. Maroczy Attk (B18) 0-1Devestating Black N!
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1927 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 50 moves, 0-1

SWG, Spielmann tries to give away his Knight & Queen for free.
Spielmann vs Grob, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

SWG, Declined (B20) 1-0 Full firepower through center
Spielmann vs G Patay, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Munich 1926- first brilliancy prize
Spielmann vs H Gebhardt, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. UnClosed. Chameleon (B23) 1-0 Remove the Defender
J Mieses vs Breyer, 1920 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian French Var (B40) 0-1 Double support the mating square
E Zamudio vs Alekhine, 1926 
(B40) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 303 of 500 Master Games of Chess II by Tartakower/du Mont
F Bohatirchuk vs Capablanca, 1925 
(B83) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

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 Advance, Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02) 1-0 Famous suffocation
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

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

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

FR, Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0 Efficient, beautiful attack
Tartakower vs Lasker, 1924 
(C13) French, 31 moves, 1-0

FR Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Breyer Var (C13) 1-0 Central Sacs!
Spielmann vs G Oskam, 1923 
(C13) French, 26 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Declined. Sorensen Defense (C21) 1-0 Notes by AA
Alekhine vs A Frieman, 1924  
(C21) Center Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Clear-cut, well-played game w/subtle kingside attack
Tartakower vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C28) Vienna Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Breyer Var (C29) 0-1 Q sac lets Rs in
Kraussold vs Volt, 1921 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Richard Reti's Masters of the Chessboard games
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical Var (C30) 1-0More than exchange sac - fantastic!
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 31 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

3.Qf3!? Dance of the minor pieces.
Capablanca vs E S Maddock, 1922 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

The "Immortal Zwichenzug Game" (Chernev)
Tartakower vs Capablanca, 1924 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Hanham Var (C41) 1-0 Central N sacs
Nimzowitsch vs G Marco, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 After the tactical smoke clears...
Alekhine vs R M Folger, 1929 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C44) 0-1 Q trap
B Kostic vs G Cockerill, 1924 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Tartakower Var (C45) 1-0 Notes by Geza Maroczy
Tartakower vs Yates, 1922  
(C45) Scotch Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch Accepted (C47)1-0 Swallow's Tail Mate in 1
Euwe vs W E Evill, 1921 
(C47) Four Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Hans Kmoch "Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces", Dover, 1960 p.129
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C48) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 10 in Rubinstein: Move by Move by Zenon Franco Ocampos
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1923 
(C49) Four Knights, 39 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50) 1-0 Open f-file battery
A Becker vs H K Mattison, 1929 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch G. Max Lange Attack Long (C55) 1-0 Pin, Bully Deflection
Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1924 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian (C55) 0-1 Reinfeld checkmate puzzle
Tartakower vs H E Atkins, 1922 
(C46) Three Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange (C68) 1-0 tournament capper - 1st place
Lasker vs Marshall, 1924 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 44 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Yates Var (C91) 1-0 See "A Primer of Chess"
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack (D00) 1/2-1/2 Triumvirate of passed pawns
Janowski vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Torre Attack. Gruenfeld ML (D03) 1-0 Central P roller promotes
Kmoch vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1926 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 54 moves, 1-0

Colle's 9.b4! is the key-move of "new" Phoenix A
Colle vs Euwe, 1924 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

The Amateur's Mind by Jeremy Silman, p. 184
Alekhine vs Marshall, 1925 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

first brilliancy prize no doubt about it
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

"V for Victory"; a unique formation and slick break through
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Sacrifices in a lost endgame force stalemate
M Walter vs G Nagy, 1924 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Def: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0 Flabbergasting B!!
P List vs J Mieses, 1927 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def (D26) 0-1 Bishop pair classic
Bogoljubov vs Janowski, 1924 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 This is a serious knight bully!
Botvinnik vs P Sharov, 1928 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD Capablanca (D43) 1-0 Victory w/tripled pawns is rare
Carlos Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD. Janowski Variation (D31) 1-0 Big prick from a pin!
E Straat vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1923 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Marshall Gambit (D32) 0-1 Nice mating attack
G Oskam vs Euwe, 1920
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 324: "Wonders and Curiosities of Chess"
Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

The oldest and youngest players in tournament, ages 52 and 10
Janowski vs Reshevsky, 1922 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 65 moves, 0-1

Double rook sacs buy time to arrange perpetual+ by Q
Marshall vs Alekhine, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Semi-Slav Def. Meran (D48) 1-0 A Knight on 6th is a pain in the
R Grau vs Euwe, 1924 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 47 moves, 1-0

WC 1927: QGD Cambridge Springs Variation (D52) · 0-1
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

G367: '500 Master Games of Chess' by S. Tartakower & J. Du Mont
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1922 
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Q's Gambit Declined Orthodox Def. ML (D63) 1-0 Q sac for passer
Carlos Torre vs Reshevsky, 1924 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63) 1-0 JRC played it safe
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

AR notes in "Nederlandsch-Indische Schaackbond" 1920, pp. 59-60
Rubinstein vs Loman / Van Gelder, 1920  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

The Art of Attack - By Vladimir Vukovic
Reti vs H Wolf, 1922 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Art of Attack in Chess by Vladimir Vukovic, Algebraic p.166-167
V Vukovic vs A Vajda, 1925 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 80 in My Best Games of Chess by Alekhine
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Closed center. Exchange off attackers instead of K move.
B Thelen vs F Treybal, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 0-1 His first time, after Cochrane
Alekhine vs Gruenfeld, 1922 
(D80) Grunfeld, 55 moves, 0-1

Wacko horses need to be saddle broke
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1922 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 42 in Soviet Chess 1917-1991 by Andrew Soltis
Popov vs Riumin, 1929 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Capa fights back after blundering a piece!
Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Saemisch. Accelerated (E24) 0-1 Connected Ps
Saemisch vs Reti, 1928 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 69 moves, 1-0

Clever and precise play from Rubinstein, as usual.
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Aron Nimzowitsch's Best Games: Restrain, Blockade, Destroy
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

Story came from Gerald Abrahams in his book Not Only Chess.
W Fairhurst vs Tylor, 1929 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Black b8 knight makes six moves to stalemate itself
Alekhine vs N E Schwartz, 1926 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 54 moves, 1-0

A strong argument for the (good old) Deferred Fianchetto vs KID
Botvinnik vs K Kholodkevich, 1927 
(E72) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

The Chess Mind - Gerald Abrahams
Tarrasch vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 59 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine.
Euwe vs Rubinstein, 1921 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 38 in My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1921 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

KGA. Blachly Gambit (C37) 1-0 Line Clearance Sacrifice
Spielmann vs Gruenfeld, 1922 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

G70 in Elements of Combination Play in Chess by Fred Reinfeld
Spielmann vs Hromadka, 1922 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Hypermodern Chess: Aron Nimzovich by Fred Reinfeld
Nimzowitsch vs J Bernstein, 1923 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Q's Indian. Marienbad System (A47) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl Rs, N
Levenfish vs S B Gotthilf, 1924 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Gabriel Velasco, “The Life and Games of Carlos Torre” pp. 69-72
Carlos Torre vs N Banks, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 1 in 'The Russians Play Chess' by Irving Chernev
P Romanovsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925 
(C16) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 Who's got who?
Euwe vs J L Kersten, 1926 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 9 in Chess Praxis by Aron Nimzowitsch
Yates vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(C01) French, Exchange, 46 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. 3 Knights (A34) 1-0Notes by Raymond Keene
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926  
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1-0

G24: The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1926 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Even Tarrasch played the Budapest at Semmering '26
Tartakower vs Tarrasch, 1926 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Best Game Prize winner of the London 1927 tournament
Yates vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 11 in E.A. Znosko-Borovsky's book "How not to Play Chess"
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

G26: The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

1927 book of the New York City international tournament
Nimzowitsch vs Vidmar, 1927 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 20 in Capablanca: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 4 in The Art of Sacrifice in Chess by Rudolf Spielmann
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1927 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 43 moves, 0-1

Znosko-Borovsky, Eugene. How to Play Chess Endings. Dover Pub.
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

Game 75 in The Immortal Games of Capablanca by Fred Reinfeld
Capablanca vs K Havasi, 1928 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

The Most Famous "Noah's Ark Trap"
E Steiner vs Capablanca, 1929 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

Horowitz &Reinfeld's Chess Traps, Pitfalls & Swindles" pp 79-82
E Canal vs A Becker, 1929 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 43 moves, 1-0

Wolfgang Heidenfeld selected this game his book "Draw!"
Znosko-Borovsky vs A Vajda, 1926 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle's Chess Masterpieces by Fred Reinfeld
Colle vs Olland, 1923 
(A22) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 12 in 'Soviet Chess 1917-1991' by Andrew Soltis
P Romanovsky vs Y Vilner, 1923 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def: Alekhine Var (A52) 1-0 "Charity" Q+ & fork EAD
Bogoljubov vs Prokes, 1922 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 busy Q!
F Horak vs F Batik, 1923 
(C56) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

QGD: Semmering Variation (D30) 1-0 Pins, 2 hogs on 7th
Euwe vs A Speijer, 1924 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 183 in 'Understanding Chess Middlegames' by John Nunn
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 46: 'The Hypermodern Game of Chess' by Savielly Tartakower
Reti vs Tartakower, 1920 
(C11) French, 38 moves, 1-0

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