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Winning Chess Traps Revisited
Compiled by LrvcDriver
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This collection is a labor of love. Irving Chernev's "Winning Chess Traps" was the first chess book I ever read some 60 years ago. Chernev didn't give the names of the players or the events, so I've decided to identify as many of the games as I can. This won't be possible in all cases. Some of the traps are analysis fragments, not actual games, and some of the games aren't in the chessgames.com database (yet).

game 1 - Black has been checkmated
Alekhine vs Forrester, 1923 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 1-0

game 5 - White has been checkmated
NN vs Tarrasch, 1932 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 0-1

game 9 - White has won a piece
Tarrasch vs Zukertort, 1887 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 17 moves, 1-0

game 20 - White has been checkmated
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

game 24 - White wins the exchange
O Feuer vs O'Kelly, 1934 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

game 37 - White wins the Rook Pawn
K Lepge vs Paulsen, 1863 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 0-1

game 42 and game 43
Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1892 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

game 49
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

game 59
Znosko-Borovsky vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

game 66
J Mieses vs A Fuchs, 1923 
(C45) Scotch Game, 24 moves, 0-1

game 86
C W Brown vs Gibbs, 1918 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

game 88
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

game 119
Steinitz vs Rainer, 1885 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

game 128
Lindehn vs Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

game 129
NN vs L Svenonius, 1913 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 0-1

game 139
NN vs W Lacey, 1941 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

game 145
H Borochow vs Fine, 1932 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

game 154
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

game 155
Schuster vs Carls, 1914 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 0-1

game 157 - White wins a piece
Botvinnik vs Spielmann, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

game 159 - Black has won two pieces for a Rook
Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1931  
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 0-1

game 161 - Black has been checkmated
Tartakower vs NN, 1932 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

game 170 - White wins the exchange (10. Bh6!)
Kashdan vs Tartakower, 1932 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 171 - White wins the Queen
Booth vs Fazekas, 1940 
(C18) French, Winawer, 12 moves, 1-0

game 173 - Black has been checkmated
K Blom vs Niels Jensen, 1934 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 1-0

game 175 - White wins the Queen Rook
A Becker vs H N Hansen, 1936 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

game 178 - Black has been checkmated
Schlechter vs Siegfried August Wolf, 1894 
(C13) French, 16 moves, 1-0

game 190 - White checkmates in two moves
Lasker vs Pirc, 1935 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

game 197 - Black wins the Queen
Reggio vs Tarrasch, 1902 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 15 moves, 0-1

game 213 - Black has won a piece
Mayet vs Harrwitz, 1848 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

game 217 - Black wins the Queen
Gruenfeld vs Bogoljubov, 1923 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 221 - Black has been checkmated
Pillsbury vs F J Lee, 1899 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

game 222 - White wins the Queen
Burn vs H Wolf, 1905 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 66 moves, 1-0

game 225 - White has won a Rook
H Steiner vs J C Thompson, 1940 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 12 moves, 1-0

game 227 - Black has won a piece
Fine vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

game 231 - White wins
Marshall vs E Cohn, 1906 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

game 235 - White has won the exchange
S Von Freymann vs I Rabinovich, 1934 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 238 - Black has been checkmated
S Nadel vs I Margulis, 1932 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 1-0

game 239 - And White wins
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

game 263 - White has won two pieces for a Rook
Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch, 1923 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 87 moves, 1-0

game 267 - Black wins a piece
Tarrasch vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

game 287 - Black has been checkmated
Gruenfeld vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

game 289 - Black wins the Queen
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

game 291 - Black has been checkmated
Reti vs Euwe, 1920 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

game 293 - Black has been checkmated
Greco vs NN, 1619 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

game 300 - Black wins a piece
Carlos Torre vs Ed. Lasker, 1926 
(A09) Reti Opening, 48 moves, 0-1

46 games

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