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C Games, Featuring Chigorin
Compiled by fredthebear
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This file is a chopped salad; it's a collection split of a collection split, of a collection split. It remains under constant construction, and de-construction by Fredthebear.

Capablanca has his own collection, but a few games are in here. Charousek shares another collection with Anderrsen and Blackburne. Carlsen and Caruana now have their own collections as well, but lag behind.

Here's a link to 68 games between Chigorin and Schiffers: search "Chigorin vs Schiffers"

Uncommon Opening/Modern (A00) 1-0 Smothered Queen
J Cukierman vs NN, 1934 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Spanish Schleimann Def. Jaenisch G. Acptd (C40) 0-1 Full devel
Schlezer vs Chigorin, 1878 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

A pawn storm and a mighty pin come through w/out the queen
V Knorre vs Chigorin, 1874 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Bird b3 vs Pseudo Leningrad Dutch (A02) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Chigorin vs J Noa, 1883 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening (A02) 1-0 Both 0-0-0, Dynamic Dbl Fio
Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Santasiere's "My Love Affair With Tchigorin"
Chigorin vs Davydow, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

KGA Muzio Gambit Sarratt Def (C37) 1-0 Parry the back rank mate
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1878 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

Pantelidakis Countergambit 1.e4 e5 2.f4 f5
Chigorin vs V Hruby, 1882 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

After move 69 in Averbakh's "Chess Endings: Essental Knowledge"
Chigorin vs Marshall, 1907 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 84 moves, 1-0

French / Owen Defense (C00) 1-0 Simultaneous pin & fork
Chigorin vs A Skipworth, 1883 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

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

French, Classical. Delayed Exch (C11) 0-1 W is sealed off, 135m
Chigorin vs E Delmar, 1889 
(C11) French, 135 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Hamppe-Allgaier-Thorold Gambit (C25) 1-0
Mephisto vs Chigorin, 1883 
(C25) Vienna, 30 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Fraser-Minckwitz Def (C25) 1-0!
Chigorin vs A Solovtsov, 1884 
(C25) Vienna, 46 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Steinitz Variation (C44) 1-0 Reinfeld puzzle
Chigorin vs Gossip, 1889 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish (C49) 0-1 Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
Gossip vs Chigorin, 1889  
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 15: Elements of Combination Play in Chess - Reinfeld
Gunsberg vs Chigorin, 1890 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 81: Modern Chess Instructor by Wilhelm Steinitz
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1889 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 70 in Modern Chess Instructor by Wilhelm Steinitz
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1889 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 0-1 Q trap; Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
E Delmar vs Chigorin, 1889  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

QP Steinitz CG (D00) 1-0 Compare the play of the Bishops . . .
J Mason vs Chigorin, 1889 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Horatio Caro (1862-1920) smashes Lasker's NY System /Baltic Def
H Caro vs Lasker, 1890 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def Bishop Check line (C58) 0-1 Pins
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C58) Two Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 1-0 Sac attack
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack vs NY System (D00) 0-1Up the exchange w/passer
Allies vs Chigorin, 1894 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 0-1

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

Tchigorin's famous defeat of Lasker with his (T's) own defense.
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Scrunched!
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 48 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 0-1 Notes by Emanuel Lasker
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1895  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 45 moves, 0-1

Evans G. Goering Attack (C51) 0-1 Notes by C. von Bardeleben
W Pollock vs Chigorin, 1895  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Long Variation (C55)1-0 K walk
Chigorin vs Charousek, 1896 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

One of those Games Determined by a Single Profound Move
Chigorin vs K A Walbrodt, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 1-0Beautiful manuevers
Chigorin vs J Kotrc, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

One queen gets trapped, the other queen takes charge
Schlechter vs Chigorin, 1897 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

Damiano Defense Chigorin Gambit (C40) 1/2-1/2 Hairy game!
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

5.c3 Colle; Black 0-0-0 so there's no kingside battle
Charousek vs Chigorin, 1898 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

The most famous example of 12. Bb5+
Chigorin vs H Caro, 1898 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 1-0Diagonal & f-file attack
Chigorin vs A F Weber, 1898 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Bomb f7...the tail of the combination has a stinger: Qh5+
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Vienna/Steinitz G. Zukert Def (C25) 1-0Clearance, Deflect, Fork
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0
Chigorin vs Janowski, 1900 
(C56) Two Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var 3.d4 (C43) 1-0 B blast
Chigorin vs S F Lebedev, 1901 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 1-0 P wedge on 6th
Chigorin vs V Manko, 1901 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Rice Gambit (C39) 0-1 Dbl attacks
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Declined. Petrov's Defense (C30) 0-1
Chigorin vs O Bernstein, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

French Def. vs Chigorin 2.Qe2 (C00) 1-0
Chigorin vs Salwe, 1904 
(C00) French Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A82) 0-1 Busy Bishops
Leonhardt vs Chigorin, 1905 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 25 moves, 0-1

French Def. vs Chigorin 2.Qe2 Big Clamp (C00) 1-0 Both Ks run
Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1905 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Classical Variation (C30) 0-1 Discovered Attack
Chigorin vs Burn, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Burn Morozevich Line (C11) 1-0 Rob the pin
Chigorin vs Rubinstein, 1906 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Control the file, rob the pin
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1906 
(A53) Old Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Two rooks cut-off and check the opposing king
Rubinstein vs Chigorin, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

KIA 1e4 e6 2.Qe2 (A07) 1-0 Tussle over pin; R vs B & passer
Chigorin vs Olland, 1907 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 80 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Who's better when the Q's come off?
O Bernstein vs Burn, 1909 
(A53) Old Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Old Indian (A53) 1/2-1/2 Pawn thrusts give this game character!
Tartakower vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909 
(A53) Old Indian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Fianchettos / Hungarian (A53) 1-0 Tactical finish
Chekhover vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

KID, Double Fianchetto Attack (A54) 0-1 WWII battle
S Belavenets vs Bronstein, 1941 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 24 moves, 0-1

Bronstein at his best -- KID
Pachman vs Bronstein, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 31 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def Ukrainian (A54) 0-1Exchange sac for connected Ps
Aganalian vs Petrosian, 1945 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 34 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Ukrainian (A54) 0-1 Q sac removes key defender
K Kalantar vs Petrosian, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Ukrainian Var (A54) 0-1 Stunning move
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def: Two Knights Var (A54) 1/2-1/2 MG King walk
Portisch vs G Barcza, 1959
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

OID Ukrainian Var (A54) 0-1 Q Sac, Daring Bishop, Ruthless Rook
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Normal Var (A55) 0-1 Kotov's Brilliancy
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the ChessMasters
O Bernstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

London System vs KID (A48) 1-0 Knights haggle into EG
Bondarevsky vs Aronin, 1951 
(A48) King's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Now this is ROCKIN' THE RAMPARTS!!!
D Botto vs L Christiansen, 1975 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 22 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 1-0 Pawn rollers
L Christiansen vs J L Watson, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Pirc Classical Quiet System (B08) 1-0 Heavy pieces assault
L Christiansen vs R Wachtel, 1977
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening (A00) /KIA (A07) 1-0 Constant threats
L Christiansen vs K Regan, 1977 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 56 moves, 1-0

Indian Game/Veresov (A45) 1/2-1/2 She didn't bite the apple
L Christiansen vs Robert E Byrne, 1977
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B40) 1/2-1/2 Threats & Exchanges
L Christiansen vs J A Grefe, 1977
(B40) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Spearhead
L Christiansen vs Reshevsky, 1977 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Simplification frees White
L Christiansen vs J Eslon, 1977
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Pirc Classical Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 1/2-1/2
L Christiansen vs S Taulbut, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 1/2-1/2 Qs EG perpetual
L Christiansen vs R Henley, 1978 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

QP Game: Sarratt Attack (D00) 0-1 Strong central Black Knight
K Regan vs L Christiansen, 1978 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Pirc Classical Quiet System Chig (B08) 1-0 Dbl R sac declined
L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def. Janowski M L (A53) 0-1 En prise Black minors
R J Gross vs L Christiansen, 1973 
(A53) Old Indian, 12 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. 3 Knights (E21) 0-1 2 Rivals, 1 N remains
L Christiansen vs Browne, 1981 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

QID Petrosian Var. Farago Defense (E12) 1-0 Double attack LPDO
L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

QID: Spassky System (E14) 1-0 IQP, Bxh7 & Rook lift
L Christiansen vs J B Campos-Moreno, 1980 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 21 moves, 1-0

Black plays on White's side of the board w/a wedge
Seirawan vs L Christiansen, 1980 
(A17) English, 32 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Keres Def (A14)1-0 Larry's Best
L Christiansen vs Portisch, 1981 
(A14) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Larry is usually the one giving the tactics lesson
E Lubarsky vs L Christiansen, 1982 
(B57) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 14 moves, 1-0
L Christiansen vs S A Tarin, 1985 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Up the exchange
L Christiansen vs R Cifuentes, 1986
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Swindle: Capture the 1st rook leads to immune perpetual check
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46)1-0 10 yr old girl hangs tough
L Christiansen vs V Law, 2004 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Attack from both flanks leaves Black tattered
L Christiansen vs M Zivanic, 2008 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

The oldest recorded game of chess
Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Dr. Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825) Direct ancestor of Immortal Game
T Bowdler vs H Conway, 1788 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. B+ line(C42) 1-0 Gueridon # in 1
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1848 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Unpin, quick Gueridon/Swallow's Tail #
J Chamouillet vs NN, 1849 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

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

King's Indian Def: 4 Pawns Attack (E76) 1-0 First recorded KID
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1853 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Variants / French-like (000) 1-0 Sac, fork and pins
Cochrane vs The Turk, 1820 
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Bowlder Attack (B20) 1-0 Dbl Rook Sacrifices
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 
(B20) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

(B06) The First Robatsch, 14 moves, 0-1 White missed P fork
Cochrane vs Saint Amant, 1842 
(B06) Robatsch, 14 moves, 0-1

Russian, Cochrane Gambit. Bishop check line (C42) 1-0 Namesaked
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1855
(C42) Petrov Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. B+ line (C42) 1-0 Six Ps on 4th
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1855 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Chess Player's Chronicle, October 22, 1884, p. 172.
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1855 
(D94) Grunfeld, 21 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3 2.d4 3.h4 (A00) 1-0White to promote
Cochrane vs Somacarana, 1856 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 0-1 Remove the Defender
T W Barnes vs Cunningham, 1856 
(C01) French, Exchange, 31 moves, 0-1

This Alexander plays like Alekhine
A Alexander vs O Cordel, 1870 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 K walk about the heavy pieces
Chigorin vs B Fleissig, 1882 
(C01) French, Exchange, 54 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 Pins are a problem
Chigorin vs J Noa, 1882 
(C01) French, Exchange, 36 moves, 0-1

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

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Back rank pins
Chigorin vs Winawer, 1883 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 Sacs on the 6th!!
Chigorin vs Alapin, 1885 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA Mayet Gambit (C38) 1-0 How to stalk w/an open e-file
Chigorin vs Burn, 1889 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

Hippo, anything but normal C00? Trouble on e6
Csank vs Albin, 1890 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Notes by JHB; Q batteries
J G Colbourne vs Blackburne, 1892  
(C22) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Chigorin tries the Steinitz Gambit against its inventor!
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C25) Vienna, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit (A40) 0-1 The castled K wins again
H W Apperly vs H Charlick, 1894 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack Early Nb4xBd3(D00) 0-1 Notes by Pillsbury
Tarrasch vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Chigorin 2.Qe2 (C00) 1-0 Notes by Dr. Tarrasch
Chigorin vs Teichmann, 1895  
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

London System vs Tarrasch Def (D02) 1-0 Q trap in the center
Blackburne vs Chigorin, 1897 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer Countergambit. Anderssen Attack (C31) 1-0 Invading Ns!
Chigorin vs G Marco, 1898 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Caro Kann't the first time out
Pillsbury vs H Caro, 1898 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 Dbl Rook Sacs, Mate w/a pawn
J Tolosa vs Joan Carbo i Batlle, 1898 
(C26) Vienna, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Improved Steinitz Def (C66) 0-1 Tactical V
M Brody vs Chigorin, 1900 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 0-1

Juan Corzo y Principe (1873-1941)
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Hamppe-Allgaier-Thorold Gambit (C25) 0-1N rescue
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) 1-0 Capa actually gets #!
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 1-0

13 year-old Capa teaches the endgame from Colle Zukertort
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Capablanca's Best Chess Endings by Irving Chernev
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 59 moves, 1-0

Four Knights, Italian fork trick (C55) 0-1 0-0-0 and Bxa2 snare
L Forgacs vs H Caro, 1904 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 0-1 The Immortaller Game
A W Fox vs C Curt, 1906 
(B27) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43) 0-1 Discovery gains back material
W Cohn vs Blackburne, 1907 
(A43) Old Benoni, 49 moves, 0-1

French Exchange Copycat (C01) 0-1 Mutual promos, no perpetual
Chigorin vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C01) French, Exchange, 68 moves, 0-1

QGD Harrwitz Attack. 2 Ns Def (D37) 1-0 Exceptional Accuracy
Dus Chotimirsky vs Lasker, 1909 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 8 in My Best Games of Chess by Alexander Alekhine
Alekhine vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911 
(A22) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B24) 4 Queens ending, lots o' checks
Burn vs O Chajes, 1911 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 115 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Capa saw it all; a great performance
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1913 
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 0-1 Bully Queen occupation
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights Var (A54) 1-0 g-file battle
Alekhine vs NN, 1918 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 49 moves, 1-0

QGAccepted: Rosenthal Variation (D30) 1-0Run around by a kNight
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1925 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Did he miss 17.Bxf6 Qxh2+?
Colle vs Bogoljubov, 1926 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 0-1

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

French Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05) 1-0
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1938 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Var (E12) 0-1 K boxed in
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1928 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Positional Def (E94) 1/2- Active central battle
Colle vs Bogoljubov, 1928
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

"Wrong cannot right the wrongs that wrong hath done"
A Miller vs Chernev, 1928 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann Var (E22) 1-0 2 Hanging Ns
Capablanca vs Colle, 1929 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian Game (C50) 1-0 Good to know miniature w/Legal's Mate
A Cheron vs Jeanloz, 1929 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 8 moves, 1-0

Bf5xBd3 leaves White w/doubled d-pawns, makes kside attack
Colle vs Bogoljubov, 1930 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

See-saw battle; no ordinary Greek Gift
Colle vs Ahues, 1930 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Harassing Knights (A46) 0-1 Monkey wrench
Colle vs Ahues, 1930 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Don't make the same simple tactical blunders
Colle vs Bogoljubov, 1931 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik "100 Selected Games"
Chekhover vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game (C45) 0-1 Self-interference w/the line of defense
Cunat vs Casanova, 1933 
(C45) Scotch Game, 5 moves, 0-1

4N Spanish; Loss by Capa to a strong but then unknown female pl
Capablanca vs M Bain, 1933 
(C48) Four Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

Boden's Criss Cross Mate is the Mother Load of Sacrifices
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik's piece of art
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game: Alapin Opening (C20) 0-1 7.Ng3 might hold it.
NN vs E Canal, 1935 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

Dutch Stonewall. Modern Variation (A90) 0-1
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Saemisch-Indian (A50) 1-0 No ordinary amateur
G Abrahams vs J Cukierman, 1936 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1 Famous Counterpin+
V Makogonov vs Chekhover, 1937 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

Maxim: A well-timed center thrust is antidote to a wing attack
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin / Caro-Kann Panov Attack (B13) 1-0 Q trap
Capablanca vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 1/2-1/2 Home cookin
Chekhover vs Chistiakov, 1939
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pile on the pin, exchange off the pieces, push the passer
Chekhover vs Alatortsev, 1940
(A20) English, 72 moves, 0-1

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Chernev Chucks Wood
Chernev vs H H Hahlbohm, 1942 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Mate by a lethal decoy and deflection
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 1-0 The Pillsbury Bind
Chekhover vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Deflection sac 29. Rd7! sets up winning dbl attack & skewer
A Arulaid vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange Var (D13) 1-0 Remove the guard, N fork
J W Collins vs J N Cotter, 1957
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 16 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def: Czech Var w/Nc3 (A53) 1/2-1/2 Halted P on 7th
Korchnoi vs G Barcza, 1959
(A53) Old Indian, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap(D08) 0-1Develop w/threats
R Biever vs Cassidy, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 30
Cherepkov vs Bronstein, 1961 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Ukrainian Var (A54) 0-1 Impressive R work
G Garcia vs Nezhmetdinov, 1964 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Levenfish Var (B71) 1-0 Discovered Attack Mini
E Cotta vs R Camara, 1965 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Defense (A13) 0-1 Dropped a kNight
Adorjan vs Csom, 1969 
(A13) English, 17 moves, 0-1

B's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C42) 1-0 Sacs P, N, B, R
J C Benjamin vs Graham Carter, 1975 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

See "Forty Years at the Top" for more John Curdo gems.
J A Curdo vs P Kostrzewa, 1976 
(C11) French, 10 moves, 1-0

English Miniature; Black moves the queen's knight 3 times
John Coffey vs NN, 1978 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 8 moves, 1-0

Game 38: Black is OK! by Andras Adorjan
Chandler vs Ulf Andersson, 1980 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0Back-to-back N sacs arrange discover+
Chiburdanidze vs Dvoirys, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: King's Indian System (A56) 1-0 Fine R manuevers
Chandler vs A J Mestel, 1981 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: General (C46) 1-0 miniature
G Chandler vs E Gilliand, 1981 
(C46) Three Knights, 13 moves, 1-0

Dutch Leningrad. Warsaw Var (A88) 0-1 Active Rs corridor threat
C Pieper Emden vs S Buecker, 1985
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 53 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55) 1-0 Ng7?! fails
B Carlier vs R Burton, 1987 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Italian Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54) 0-1 Qs EG
D Pirrot vs Chiburdanidze, 1987
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 58 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 19.Nh6+! Zwischenzug
Chiburdanidze vs G Sachs, 1990 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Var (A67) 1-0 Q sac into P fork
B Colias vs J Bonin, 1991 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Double Gambit Accepted (C56) 1-0 Rob the pin
Illescas Cordoba vs D Garcia Ilundain, 1991 
(C56) Two Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical Hedgehog Defense (A30) 1-0 Rs in play
Illescas Cordoba vs Adams, 1992 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 22 moves, 1-0

The Greek Gift is fatal for Black
F Cirabisi vs V Cugini, 1992 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Classical Variation / vs Colle Set-up (A40) 1-0
B McCamon vs B Carlier, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

K's English. 4Knts Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Constant pressure on Ks
L Christiansen vs Kaidanov, 1994 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 55 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Bronstein-Larsen (B16) 1-0 Pin & pile on
D H Campora vs Morozevich, 1994 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 22 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

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 N sac, Q sac, connected Ps
J A Curdo vs Robert E Byrne, 1994 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

King's English Variation. Troger Defense (A21) 1/2-1/2 Active
L Czech vs M Weil, 1995
(A21) English, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game / Polish structure (A45) 1-0 Odd play; Dovetail #
Blatny vs Nakamura, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42) 1-0Logical, crushing drive
J Cervenka vs NN, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner (E41) 1-0 Q raid, K walk
V Milov vs Chiburdanidze, 2002
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack Dreyev Def (B12) 1-0Rob the Pin
Brutus vs Chiburdanidze, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Schlechter 3.Bd?! (C00) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Carlsen vs I A Abusdal, 2003 
(C00) French Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 Q blunder
Bacrot vs M Vukic, 2004 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Colle 7.c3 vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 e-file action, P majority
B Bujupi vs F Berend, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Var (A67) 0-1 Circumnavigation
J Ivanov vs I Cheparinov, 2004 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Remove the Defender
Anand vs Carlsen, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Pseudo-Benko (A46) 0-1 Skewer Q twice, Overworked
Carlsen vs I Cheparinov, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Qf8?? Probably the most fatal blunder in Carlsen's career
Carlsen vs Bareev, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Ukrainian(A54) 1/2-1/2 N sac, Q+ perpetual
O Chernikov vs Vasiukov, 2005 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Closed (C88) 1-0 Clearance! Everything must go!
I Cheparinov vs Z Almasi, 2006 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4(C40) 1-0 R escorts 2 connected Ps
A Al Badani vs P Corbin, 2006 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 67 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack Early devia (B75) 1-0 Special C
P Carlsson vs J B Campos-Moreno, 2006 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Knights Var (A46) 0-1 Reverse Slav strategy 4Ken
J Simpson vs Caruana, 2007
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Keres Def (C96) 1-0 Great games of 2007
Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 1-0 N+ fork coming
Adams vs Caruana, 2008 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Sacs allow Q to rob the pin
Bologan vs Caruana, 2008 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Pinned to mating sq
Aronian vs Caruana, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Morozevich Var (C03) 0-1 Escort the passer
Adams vs Caruana, 2008 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 64 moves, 0-1

Nxf7, Rxe6 king flush to open central files
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Ana Mate idea
S Collins vs T Spanton, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 13 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Norwegian Def/Gambit (B06) 1-0
Adams vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

English 3...e5 (A04) 1-0 Black can't promote 3 connected pawns
Aronian vs Caruana, 2012 
(A04) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 0-1 Q sac leads to mate
G Milos vs P Carlsson, 2012 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07) 1/2-1/2 Black fortress
A Giri vs Caruana, 2013 
(B07) Pirc, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lion Def. Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave (B07) 1-0 R sac, Arabian#
Z Andriasian vs B Burg, 2013 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Norfolk Gambit 2 (A01) 1-0 Discovery
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 Pin
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 11 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet Var Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 The last word?
Caruana vs Adams, 2014 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Archangelsk (C78) 0-1Lost in time trouble
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2015 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening vs NY System (A06) 0-1 No escape a-file
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2015 
(A06) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

LINK TO CHESS ENGINES IN BLOGGER NOTES
Aronian vs Caruana, 2015 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Caruana Beats Vishy in WCC Best Game of Tournament
Caruana vs Anand, 2016 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 33 moves, 1-0

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