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variant/Scotch Gambit 000 1-0 "The Austrian Morphy" shows why!!
Steinitz vs Holstein, 1862 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Famous king walk, pawn mate
Steinitz vs Rock, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Evan's Gambit minus 1kNight and he pulls of Boden's Mate!
Morphy vs James Thompson, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 26 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Accepted (000) 1-0 Skewer on h-file
Morphy vs J W Stone, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3 (A00) 0-1 Damiano's Mate
K Moll vs Falkbeer, 1864 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Wall of Shame is a bad imitation of a White Hedgehog A00 0-1 13
A Onishko vs M Leonov, 2002 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

1.h3? He had to know something was up w/his opponent
C Van der Zee vs E Dluski, 1993 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 1 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker (A02) 0-1 h-file Q sac promo
G Natapov vs Radobarin, 1969 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: unusual From Gambit 4.dxc7 Qxc7 (A02) 0-1 Fooled
L De Veauce vs Keene, 1963  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Dutch Var (A04) 1-0 Pin the pawn to royalty
K Schulz vs M Maenner, 1994
(A04) Reti Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 Nxf7+ Removes King as defender
G Welling vs A Faber, 1978 
(A06) Reti Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Q Pawn Def (A06) 1-0 Crazy gambit works?!?
Bucker vs NN, 1982 
(A06) Reti Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 N sac for a pawn fork fails
Mohishunder vs Cochrane, 1853
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 14 moves, 0-1

Reti vs Sicilian/Tarrasch (A08) 1-0 Nxf7 Discovery
B G Christensen vs E Guindy, 1996 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 9 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

English Opening: English Def. General (A10) 0-1Remove the Guard
L Ogaard vs Miles, 1978 
(A10) English, 19 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav. Torre System (A12) 0-1 h-pawn lever
A Ostl vs Hertneck, 1985 
(A12) English with b3, 16 moves, 0-1

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

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def Flohr-Mikenas-Carls (A18) 1-0
Khalifman vs Kirill Shevchenko, 2018 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 24 moves, 1-0

King's English. Kramnik-Shirov Counter (A21) 0-1 P wedge
I Lada vs Glek, 2001
(A21) English, 18 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Botvinnik System Rvrsd (A37) 1-0 N Misfire
S Shankland vs D Haessel, 2014 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 11 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Pseudo-Benko (A46) 1-0 Open d-file, Bb5 pins Nc6
Sakaev vs Delchev, 2001 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Two Knts vs Kside Fio/ Gruenfeld (A48) 1-0 tripled e-pawns lose
Hebden vs S Conquest, 1998
(A48) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def Fajarowicz Var (A51) 1-0 White staves off early a
D Ippolito vs Y Norowitz, 2004 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

The Guernsey Gibbet of '85!! (Morphy's Mate)
Hebden vs J M Hodgson, 1985 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Var (A57) 1-0 Q sac for promo!
Dlugy vs Zsofia Polgar, 1987 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto (A58) 1-0 Pile on the pin
D Kosic vs D Norwood, 1988
(A58) Benko Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Classic Bc4 vs Modern Def Bg7 (B06) Bxf7+ prepares Ng5+ unpin
S Boros vs Biro, 1940 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Owen Defense/Dbl Fio vs 6 Pawns Attk (B00) 1-0 h-file Spearhead
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandi. Bogoljubow Var. Nimzo Gambit (B00) 1-0
Milner-Barry vs J Mieses, 1935 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Franco-Nimzowitsch 4...b6 (B00) 1-0Black K 0-0-0 stripped of Ps
T Abrahamyan vs W M Duckworth, 2012 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Leave thy rook's pawns alone! (B00) 1-0 Scholar's Mate
B Wall vs Bridgemen, 1996 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian, Panov Transfer 3c4(B01) 0-1Too many White P moves
R Sieberg vs B Stanescu, 1987 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qe5+ (B01) 1-0 Q sac yields two mating squares
M Vachier-Lagrave vs S Shakibi, 2003 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd6 Schiller-Pytel Var (B01) 1-0 2 pawns thrust
R Edouard vs M Stockmann, 2011 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. 3.Bb5+ Modern (B01) 1-0 Search & Seisure
Julian Martin vs M Lammers, 2016 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 13 in Wonders and Curiosities of Chess by Irving Chernev
S Lyman vs B Greenwald, 1964 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

G54 in 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & Du Mont
Golombek vs Brown, 1949 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def Modern. Alburt Variation (B04) 1-0 N fork
Karpov vs E Torre, 1973 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 24 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Two Knights (B06) 0-1 Two en prise
F Rodriguez vs Spassky, 1991
(B06) Robatsch, 17 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def Pseudo 150 Attk w/out Bh6 (B07) 1-0 Q sac for a Pawn#
T Cagasik vs J Brooke, 2007 
(B07) Pirc, 23 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Classical. Quiet System Parma Def (B08) 1-0 Q trap
Angantysson vs K Kaiszauri, 1982 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def Austrian Attk. Kurajica Var (B09) 1-0 P roller w/a pin
Judit Polgar vs Smirin, 2000 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Goldman Var (B12) 1-0 P thrusts
J Dainauskas vs Blecher, 1980 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. 4.h4 Tal Var (B12) 1-0 0-0-0 victory
G Jones vs K Stokke, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 0-1 P thrust traps B
J Vakimies vs E Hintikka, 2002 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 15 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov. Smyslov Var. ML (B17) 1-0 Don't take her
J Trapl vs E Perez Gonsalves, 1961 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. ML (B18) 1-0Anderssen's Mate if KxQh7
Bacrot vs Leko, 2008 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

5-move howler; Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 0-1
K G Shirazi vs J Peters, 1984 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Wing Gambit Declined (B20) 1-0 Center cut
M R Hazlewood vs Fleming, 1980 
(B20) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Game 74: The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
G Nagy vs J Balogh, 1932 
(B20) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def 2.Na3?! (B20) 1-0 Pins & h-file pawn lever work
K Menyah vs A J Mestel, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Morphy Gambit (B21) 0-1Pile on the pin w/a Pawn
B V Lyubimov vs Alekhine, 1908 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 16 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def Closed (B23) 0-1 Murderous pins and h-pawn lever
Pachman vs Najdorf, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Grand Prix Attk. 5.Bc4 Schofman Var (B23) 1-0 B+
Weeramantry vs Tingjie Lei, 2016 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 Bone in the throat!
Y Marrero Lopez vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, 2010 
(B27) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Nimzowitsch. Closed (B29) 1-0 Discovered Attk
A Shiplay vs E Shipley, 1977 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 0-1 Noah's Ark
Bleischmidt vs Lytschuk, 1976 
(B30) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Novosibirsk (B33) 0-1 d-pawn bomb
H Papaioannou vs V S Spasov, 2001 
(B33) Sicilian, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Delayed Alapin (B40) 1-0 Remove the Defender
B Savchenko vs J van Foreest, 2016 
(B40) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

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

it can be instructive to see great players lose a miniature
Petrosian vs Kotov, 1952 
(B50) Sicilian, 17 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Venice Attack (B56) 1-0 Pawn #
P Martinez Rodriguez vs M Luque Ibanes, 2001 
(B56) Sicilian, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Dragon. Classical (B72)1-0 Brilliant Greco's Mate
A W Fox vs H L Dickerson, 1904 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 1 in John Emms: Starting Out: The Sicilian
Minic vs P N Lee, 1964 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Neat P finish
T Hillarp Persson vs H Grooten, 2007 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 0-1

Sic Fischer-Sozin Attk. Flank Var (B87) 1-0 Nf7 Corner # Extend
E Tate vs D Coleman, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 19 moves, 1-0

Sic Fischer-Sozin Attk. Flank Var (B87) 1-0 Sharp Q sac eye pop
J Arizmendi Martinez vs I Yagupov, 2003 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attk (B90) 1-0 Deflect the Q defender
Karjakin vs E Alekseev, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 P storm, Q sac
A Stukopin vs J Ferreira, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 0-1 Bxb2+ Decoy
G Mittermayr vs C Kleijn, 2009 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 1-0 She must prevent Nc7#
E Walther vs Zellner, 1973 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Surprise jab
Tal vs Larsen, 1957 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Bxb5 (B96) 1-0 Pinned to mating square
J de Wit vs L Gutman, 1984 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Main Line (B99) 1-0 Notes by Schiller
E Schiller vs V Klemm, 1971  
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 15 moves, 1-0

French Def. Advance. Nimzowitsch System (C02) 0-1 Discovered+
C Hatherill vs B Wall, 1980 
(C02) French, Advance, 8 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.a3. ML (C02) 1-0 Kside P roller, interference
M Boe vs C Yeuillaz, 1991 
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 Such moxie!
Velimirovic vs B Maksimovic, 1996 
(C02) French, Advance, 17 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance 4.c4?! dxc4 (C02) 0-1 Black pounces
Komlan Kouessan Amewounou vs J Andreasen, 2012
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 0-1

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

Game 8 in Irving Chernev's The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess
A Seppelt vs Leganki, 1950 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

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

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System (C09) 0-1 Promotion giveaway
A Ingerslev vs Bronstein, 1956 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Portuguese Opening: General (C20) 0-1 White grabs Ps before 0-0
G Vescovi vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

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

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0Discovered attack; BxN follows
W J Lutes vs R Hartenstein, 1962 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Chigorin Def 5...Qe7 (C21) 0-1 Gulped
A Rabinovich vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit 4.Bxd3 (C21) 1-0 f4 singles N retreat, f5 B trap
M Ebeling vs J Killane, 2007 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

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

Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C23) 0-1 Decoy sac, Royal fork
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

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

KGD/Vienna Gambit (C25) 1-0 Crusher up the middle
Keres vs A Peet, 1932 
(C25) Vienna, 19 moves, 1-0

A Black Evan's Gambit: Q+ sac, Dbl check, Reti's # before Reti
J Schulten vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Stanley Var (C26) 1-0Refreshing Evans Gambit style
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1914 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 1-0

Prepare the Pin: A nice motif that comes up fairly often.
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C28) Vienna Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Paulsen Attk (C29) 1-0 Surprise P thrust, Q trap
Hromadka vs S Rozental, 1917 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Paulsen Attack (C29) 0-1 The best response to +
NN vs B F Winkelman, 1945 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

KGD. Classical (C30) 0-1 f2+ removes Ke1 as defender of Qd1
Trattner vs P C Gibbs, 1955 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

KGD Panteldakis Countergambit (C30)1-0 BF draws K out into cntr
Fischer vs Michalopoulos, 1964 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 2 in My Games 1920-1937 by Machgielis Euwe
Euwe vs Maroczy, 1921 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit 3.fxe5?? (C31) 0-1
O W Rigaud vs J Cooper, 1974 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 5 moves, 0-1

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit. Modern Transfer (C31) 1-0Lolli's #
Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer CG. Staunton Line (C31) 0-1 Possible Gueridon #
Von Scheve vs Tarrasch, 1880 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

KGD. Falkbeer CG. Nimzowitsch-Marshall CG (C31) 0-1 P grabbing
Bosscher vs L Smit, 1980 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

KGA Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Keres (C32) 0-1 12.Kf3 Bg4+
Krasinski vs Estrin, 1947 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

KGD. Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32) 0-1 3 checks
NN vs Craig Olson, 1979
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 0-1 Running out of space
Lasker vs J E Randall, 1907 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 0-1

KGA. B's Gambit Bogoljubow Var (C33) 1-0 No center P fork trick
D Gedult vs Zweigberg, 1971 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

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

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Anderssen Def (C33) 1-0 Another fatal f6
M Braune vs NN, 1900 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

KGA. B's Gambit Gianutio Gambit (C33) 0-1 Pawn roller
A Gohle vs G Neumann, 1866 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

KGA. Schallop Def (C34) 1-0 Hungry P discovered attacks
Koblents vs V Zagorovsky, 1946 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var. 4.h4?! h5 (C34) 1-0 R sac leads to K
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Defense 3...Be7 Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Q sac!
Gunsberg vs NN, 1879 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA. King's Knight Gambit (C37) 1-0 f7+ is a crusher
Staunton vs NN, 1847 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. MacDonnell Gambit (C37) 1-0Scholar's Mate plus one
B Wall vs P Lewis, 1976 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

KGA. Double Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 Activate ALL your pieces!
B Renaut vs NN, 1974 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

but Zukertort beat him 4 games that same year - all in 17 moves
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

KGA. Philidor Gambit (C38) 0-1 A line from Keene's book
R Raubitschek vs Capablanca, 1906 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

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

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Leonhardt Var (C40)1-0 2 big threats
Smyslov vs M Kamishov, 1945 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Damiano Def 3.Nxe5 Nc6 4.Qh5+ (C40) 1-0 K chase, P #
L Holmberg vs O Hongset, 1962 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attk (C42) 1-0 Q switches Spearheads
C H Alexander vs R B Edwards, 1959 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Mason-Showalter Var (C42) 1-0
Teichmann vs Von Bardeleben, 1910 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

A Queenmate and a Dovetail Checkmate!
F Sanchez Aller vs A Gonzalez de la Nava, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

K's Knight Opening (C44) 0-1 Instructive 3.Bd3? catastrophe
Mohishunder vs Cochrane, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

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

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

Scotch Game: Classical Var (C45) 1-0 She's on the loose
M Judd vs Mackenzie, 1878 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45) 1-0 Mate threat & hanging pieces
S Dowd vs J Roscher, 1990
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 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 Knts Game: Italian. Noa Gambit Nxe4 (C46) 0-1 Ns w/issues
Lenzerk vs Lasker, 1913 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

Three Knts Opening: Steinitz Def (C46) 0-1Unpin, Qside P thrust
V Marin y Llovet vs Capablanca, 1929 
(C46) Three Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Italian (C46) 0-1 Center P fork trick gets worse
Swain vs Smart, 1990 
(C46) Three Knights, 13 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

Game 5 in Instructive Chess Miniatures by Alper Efe Ataman.
V Knorre vs Chigorin, 1874 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

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

Italian Game: Italian Var/B's Opening d3 c3 (C50) 1-0 P fork
V S Spasov vs G Schroll, 2008 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 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

Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit (C50) 1-0Central P roller
F Adeyemi vs Z Ahmadov, 2008 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. ML (C51) 1-0 Sitting Q sac for SENSATIONAL #
M Lange vs Mayet, 1853 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Anderssen Var (C51) 1-0 Q+ skewers K to Q
Winawer vs E D'Andre, 1867 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

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

Interposing w/a long range piece returns the favor of a pin.
Morphy vs J Laroche, 1858 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

Game 28 in My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower
Tartakower vs G Nyholm, 1914 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Slow (C52) 1-0 Greek gift, P thrust
Chigorin vs K Rosenkrantz, 1897 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

won the brilliancy prize at the 1890 Manchester tournament.
Taubenhaus vs E Schallopp, 1890 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55) 0-1 Q deflection sac offer
E Schallopp vs Charousek, 1896 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 A pin and a super e- pawn picnic
Andrews vs F G Janssens, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knights Def. Perreux Var (C55) 1-0 Kingdom to Kdom
Anderssen vs de Riviere, 1859 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Showalter's Showstopper @US Chess Championships in St. Louis!!
A H Robbins vs Showalter, 1890 
(C59) Two Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Cozio Defense (C60) 1-0Discovered Dbl Attack by P
Karpov vs L Tagmatarxis, 2001 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 11 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Def (C60) 1-0 Legal's Mate variant
Benjafield vs Wippell, 1938 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 Fishin' Pole Attack
J T Barendregt vs Teschner, 1965 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz(C72) 0-1Fishin' Pole
R Adams vs B Wall, 1976 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 9 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0Spearhead Q fork
D Burk vs A Wishnek, 1968 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 8 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 0-1 Bishop is trapped
Bartosz Miszkielo vs G Thorhallsson, 2015
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Var (C78) 0-1 Kside P roller
A Tari vs Hracek, 2014
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 1-0 Black Q tied to defending h7
Kramnik vs A S Rasmussen, 2015 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

QGD, Albin CG (D08) 0-1 Bb4+ is really poisoned in the Albin CG
E M Edwards vs N Whitaker, 1921 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD. Albin Countergambit. Alapin Var (D08) 0-1 N+ robs the pin
K B Finn vs W C Palmer, 1903 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Exchange (D10) 1-0 "Death or Glory" Attack!
Kaidanov vs J Donaldson, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

QGA. Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0 4 of 5 P moves=doom
P Green vs T Varley, 1996 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

16 consecutive pawn moves to start (8 ply)
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

QGA. Central. Greco Var (D20) 1-0 Back rank pin, support mate
Von Der Lasa vs Hensel, 1836 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 15 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

QGA. Alekhine Def (D22) 0-1 Q sac for a Pawn Mate!
E Vladimirov vs V Vorotnikov, 1974 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Incredible straight jacket
S F St Jermain Steadman vs Ed. Lasker, 1913 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 1-0 Kamikaze Pawn
Tal vs Z Milev, 1958 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Schara Gambit (D32) 0-1Discoveries heat up a3
Pirc vs Alekhine, 1931 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 0-1

QGD. Semi-Tarrasch Def. Main Line (D42) 1-0 Brilliant
Kasparov vs S Begun, 1978 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Anastasia's Mate threat
Pelletier vs Gelfand, 2017 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

QID. Modern. Knight Defense (D51) 0-1 Pin & Overworked b-pawn
H Enevoldsen vs R Ortega, 1952 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD. Orthodox Def. Rubinstein (D61) 0-1 Anderssen's # variation
W C Palmer vs E G Sergeant, 1908 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Exchange (D71)0-1 P thrusts and loose Ns
Carlsen vs A Giri, 2011 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 22 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian Defense: Petrosian Var (E12) 1-0 P gift
Dreev vs M Brodsky, 2004 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 10 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Remove the Guard
T Hillarp Persson vs F Peralta, 2010 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst)/Cntr Cntr Declined 2.Nc3 d4 (A00) 1-0 No 0-0
Hydra vs Fritz, 2004 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening vs Dbl Fio (A00) 0-1 Q sac for Kside crush
J Lacasta Palacios vs H Asis Gargatagli, 2012 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Saragossa Opening (A00) 1-0 Target the loose rook
T Gelashvili vs I Chighladze, 2003 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Nimzovich: Chess Praxis, Game 53 - Over protection
K Behting vs Nimzowitsch, 1910 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Buenos Aires Var (A02) 1-0Blitz; Minority Attack
Fischer vs Smyslov, 1970 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 64 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation vs 2...Bg4 (A03) 1-0 Bayonet Attk
H Danielsen vs T Luther, 1999 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Kside Fianchetto (A04) 1-0RaymondKeene notes
Keene vs Timman, 1974  
(A04) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Zukertort/Torre vs Dutch Be7 Dbl Fio (A04) 1-0 Bh7#
Karpov vs Topalov, 1998 
(A04) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

Lisitsyn Gambit vs Dutch 1Nf3 f5 2e4 (A04) 1-0 Ng5 anchor
A Smelov vs V I Ivanov, 2000 
(A04) Reti Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio vs Lasker's NY System (A04) 1-0 Discoverd Attack
Polugaevsky vs A Planinc, 1971
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

KIA: Symmetrical Def (A05) 0-1 Shocking Bishop Shot!!
P Peelen vs Fedorowicz, 1990 
(A05) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

16 d4xe5!, 17 e5xf6!, 18 Bc3-e5! one zwischenzug after another
Stein vs Golombek, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

KIA vs e6 Sicilian g6/Melbourne (A07) 1-0Mate threats on g-file
Zhao Jun vs J S Christiansen, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

KIA (A07) 0-1 Trapped Bishop is attacked with 12. ... e5
B Khotenashvili vs Lagno, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

KIA. Yugoslav Var (A07) 1-0 tripled pawns, down the exchange
A Giri vs Motylev, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

KIA vs French (A07) 1-0 Aggressive pawns restrict Black King
V Ciocaltea vs J Kozma, 1963 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian/French (A07) 1-0 The Nxd5 sac is old hat in KIA
A Filipowicz vs B Pietrusiak, 1964 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

KIA/Glek Four Knights (A07) 1-0 drafty g-file
Glek vs P K Wells, 1993 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Closed Sicilian/Big Clamp (B25) 1-0 h-file assault
K Treybal vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian 4 Pawns (A08) 1-0 Pin and Pawn fork
Mohishunder vs Cochrane, 1853 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: General (A09) 1-0 Delicious pawn munching
A Stefanova vs M Sebag, 2010 
(A09) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Advance (A09) 0-1 Aggressive Rapid game
J Hawkins vs N Pert, 2015 
(A09) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

English, Agincourt Def. K's Knight(A13)1-0 f-pawn launch, R sac
Kramnik vs D G Fridman, 2013 
(A13) English, 34 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def K Knight Var (A15) 1-0Combo for passer
Ribli vs Unzicker, 1985 
(A15) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 14 in Keres: Move by Move by Zenon Franco Ocampos.
Keres vs Taimanov, 1951 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 44 in Paul Keres: The Road to the Top by Paul Keres.
Keres vs Smyslov, 1948 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. KID Formation (A15) 1-0 Ingenious
Aronian vs A Giri, 2017 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

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

King's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 1-0Rollercoaster
Nakamura vs F Vallejo Pons, 2011 
(A25) English, 59 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights 4.d4 (A28) 1-0 Castle opposite
Tal vs T Georgadze, 1974 
(A28) English, 18 moves, 1-0

K's English. 4 Knts Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Triple G was a twinkle
Uhlmann vs Smyslov, 1973 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 30 moves, 1-0

K's English. 4Knts Fianchetto (A29) 0-1 Two mating squares
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 32 moves, 0-1

G256: The Golden Treasury of Chess by F. Wellmuth & IA Horowitz
P Blechschmidt vs Flohr, 1930 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 31 moves, 0-1

Polish Defense (A40) 1-0 Greek gift
Tarjan vs J M Hodgson, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def/Reversed QGA (A43) 1-0 Formidable battery
Hort vs Velimirovic, 1976 
(A43) Old Benoni, 29 moves, 1-0

Indian Game Bf4, f3, g4 (A45) 1-0 Kside pawn thrust, sacs
Jobava vs Mamedyarov, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attk/Delayed Stonewall (A45) 1-0 Nifty minors in mid
A Stefanova vs E Paehtz, 2006
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 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

Trompowsky Attack: Poisoned Pawn Var (A45) 1-0 madness
T Gareyev vs S Sevian, 2015 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack (A45) 1-0 Black castles long & shoves Kside
Karjakin vs G Gajewski, 2015 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Torre Attk: Classical Def (A46) 0-1 Artful P roller, Crossfire
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Torre/Curry Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Kside penetration
K Ovesen vs Carlsen, 2000 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 No castle w/initiative!
Radjabov vs Naiditsch, 2003 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Pseudo-Benko (A46) 1-0 Backward d7 pawn blocked
Balashov vs Alburt, 1977 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Barry 0-0 vs Indian Game: Kside Fianchetto (A48) 0-1 Discovery
S Rosselli del Turco vs Colle, 1924
(A48) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def. Fajarowicz Var (A51) 1-0 Black center dissolves
Smyslov vs H Steiner, 1946 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def. Fajarowicz (A51) 0-1 Ps eat minors into R ending
J C Rodriguez Talavera vs M Sion Castro, 1988 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 59 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Alekhine Var (A52) 1-0 Historic photo
Spielmann vs Reti, 1919 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Zaitsev Var. Nescafe Frappe Attk (A57) 1-0 Kside
G Timoshchenko vs G Wachinger, 1989 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

A58 1-0 35
G Timoshchenko vs I E Shliahtin, 1990 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

Benoni, 4Pawns Attack. ML (A69) 0-1Premature e5 break stuffed
A Niemela vs Tal, 1959 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Classical. General (A70) 1-0 Change of plans!
Guimard vs Prins, 1954
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 100 in The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
H Bohm vs Tal, 1975 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

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

Dutch, Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80) 1-0 P roller both wings!
V Mikenas vs Kotov, 1949 
(A80) Dutch, 42 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def Bg7 vs Dbl Fianchetto Attk (A81) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Dreev vs D Berkovich, 1992 
(A81) Dutch, 39 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Q's Knight Var (A85) 1-0 4.h4 crusher
Nakamura vs M Barron, 2009 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def Scandinavian. Exchange Var (B00) Tim Taylor e5
O Barbosa vs J Gonzales, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Scandi. Bogoljubow, Nimzowitsch Gambit 6...e5 (B00) 1-0 K walk
I Nikolayev vs A Dunne, 2002 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

St. George Defense: Polish Var (B00) 1-0 Overworked pawn
Seirawan vs Spassky, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Blatny Var (B00) 1-0 Pawns gain time on pieces
E Can vs N Sakr, 2010 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Blatny Var (B00) 1-0 Knights on the rim
E Can vs D Lomsadze, 2010 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Marshall Var (B01) 1-0 Sudden Q trap
A Istratescu vs I Frosinos, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian 3.Bb5+ Modern (B01) 1-0 Central P roller, Decoy
Spassky vs D J Banks, 1971 
(B01) Scandinavian, 37 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Marshall Var (B01) 1-0 Impressive win
Deep Thought vs Igor Ivanov, 1988 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Declined 2.e5/S-M Gambit (B01) 0-1 Black penetrates
F Frink vs K Szalai, 2012
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 49 in Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1923 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Saemisch Attack (B02) 1-0 Speechless Black Q
T Stanciu vs A Maciejewski, 1974 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def., Scandinavian/French (B02) 0-1Rook interference!
Maroczy vs Lasker, 1924 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Modern. Larsen Var Miles Line (B04) 1-0Great Attk
E Najer vs Mamedyarov, 2005 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 39 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern Var (B04) 1-0 Surprising, but way outrated
O Uran Bermudez vs A Scholl, 2013
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 25 moves, 1-0

Modern Def.Pseudo-Austrian Attk (B06) 1-0 Arthur goes BIG
Bisguier vs Suttles, 1963 
(B06) Robatsch, 28 moves, 1-0

150A QxBh6 vs Modern Def (B06) 1-0 exNf6 and bxNc3
Jansa vs I Gazik, 1992
(B06) Robatsch, 36 moves, 1-0

150A vs Modern Def (B06) 1-0 N exposes overworked pawn
Sveshnikov vs Gulko, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 37 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attk (B06)1-0 Barrel through f-file
Plaskett vs M Hawelko, 1978 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 1-0

Yikes, witness the attacking potential of the Modern!
E J Gausel vs N Davies, 1988 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Bg7 Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 P on 6th restricts
Suetin vs Polugaevsky, 1963 
(B06) Robatsch, 54 moves, 1-0

Pirc vs 150A no BxBg7. Sveshnikov-Jansa (B07) 1-0 Big space
Svidler vs Ivanchuk, 2006 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

A game full of unexpected moves and weird positions
E J Diemer vs F Trommsdorf, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Defense: General (B07) 1-0 Pawn Storm
Adams vs D Reizniece-Ozola, 2010 
(B07) Pirc, 29 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 Pirc Def. Classical. Two Knts Ng4 (B08) 1-0Sacs for P fork
Hebden vs V Tukmakov, 1993
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 61 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Austrian Attack. Unzicker Attack (B09) 1-0What's best
Stein vs V Liberzon, 1965 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

15. e6!, like a loose wrench in a jet engine, is a strong obstr
Grischuk vs G Seul, 2004 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def Austrian Attk. Dragon Formation (B09) 1-0Which passer?
Unzicker vs Timman, 1974
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Bayonet Attack (B12) 0-1 An acquired taste?
Morozevich vs Topalov, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

Big Z does it again. That pawn was really poisoned!
V Zvjaginsev vs S Slugin, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attack Bishop Hunt (B12) 1-0 Action
Timman vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Advance 4g4 Bayonet Attack (B12) 1-0Pawns launch
Zhang Pengxiang vs Seirawan, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Tal Variation (B12) 1/2-1/2 Action-packed
A Muzychuk vs Sutovsky, 2012 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def Panov Attk 4...e5 pseudo Albin CG (B13) 0-1 Simul
Alekhine vs M Scholtz, 1932 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 48 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Panov Attk. Gunderam Attk (B13) 0-1 Center blast
D Johnston vs J Cooper, 1981
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def Exchange (B13) 0-1 Backward P is a good target
J Wanjiru Wambugu vs R Pasku, 2004
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 35 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Panov Attack. Modern Def Carlsbad Line (B13) 1-0
Alekhine vs Vicente Rodriguez, 1939 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 5 in Modern Chess Brilliancies by Larry Melvyn Evans
N Bakulin vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov. Tiviakov-Fischer Attk (B17) 1-0 Rs entry
Stein vs Vasiukov, 1965 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 57 moves, 1-0

C-K Def. Karpov. Tiviakov-Fischer Attk (B17)0-1 Q enters h-file
Short vs Adams, 1997 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Rare example of a player moving all of his pawns before moving
Alekhine vs E Frahm, 1933 
(B20) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Sozin 12Nxb5 (B21) 0-1 Qside race
A K Faisal vs M Ali, 2001
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 33 moves, 0-1

Alapin/Smith-Morra Declined/French Adv (B22) 1-0Free will offer
Matulovic vs Kozomara, 1957 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 48 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 3.f4 5.Bb5+ Grand Prix Attk (B23) 0-1Dbld Isolanis win
M Thesing vs Ftacnik, 2012 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 3.f4 5.Bc5 Grand Prix Attk (B23) 0-1 White is up 4 Ps?
Short vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 60 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def Closed/Grand Prix (B23) 1-0 Resourceful attack!
G Jones vs A Zarkaj, 2008
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B25) 1-0 Astonishing central battle!
Navara vs Sasikiran, 2009 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Traditional 8...NxBb3 (B25) 0-1 Heavy Artillery
S A Iuldachev vs Aronian, 2004 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed Bg2, Be3 (B26) 1-0 R sac for two passers
Short vs Stefansson, 2002 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 W survives!?!
Rossolimo vs E R Lundin, 1948
(B30) Sicilian, 67 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian 5.Qe2 (B30) 0-1 Kickin' the Q around gains time
M Vachier-Lagrave vs V S Spasov, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Watch Ps get eaten
Baklan vs V S Spasov, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 N penetration
Anand vs G Fernandez, 2001
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian Bb5, NxNd4 (B30) 1/2-1/2 Overworked pawn
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Sicilian 7...NxBb5 8.exNf6 NxNc3 (B30) 1/2-1/2
Anand vs Kramnik, 2003 
(B30) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 1-0 Kill or be killed!
Robson vs B Finegold, 2011 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

corridor captures crypt catacombs collapsing
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open Maroczy Bind(B32) 0-1Black survives 0-0 attk
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1994 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Sic Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Chelyabinsk (B33) 0-1 Batteries
I Zakurdjaeva vs S Melia, 2013 
(B33) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Swiss Cheese Variation (B42) 0-1 33...e2!
M Wei vs J Ikeda, 2013 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Wing Attack (B43) 1-0 Nxe6, K walk, P mate
K McDonald vs V Yanovsky, 2011 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Modern Line (B44) 1-0 White did castle
Ivanchuk vs Wang Yue, 2013 
(B44) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0Annotated by IM Kiewra
Kamsky vs Mamedyarov, 2013 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Discovered + does it
F Amonatov vs D Gochelashvili, 2006 
(B50) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

The first consultation match of chessgames....Amazing!
M Ronteltap / Allies vs R Barber / Allies, 2006  
(B53) Sicilian, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def. Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Kside P roller
Tal vs Robert E Byrne, 1976 
(B53) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Classical Var (B57) 0-1 Thrilling Tactical Feast!
Tarjan vs Ljubojevic, 1969 
(B56) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer (B60) 1-0 En passant passer distracts
Marjanovic vs P Popovic, 1980 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 45 moves, 1-0

World Champion of 1978 beats World Champion of 2008.
Kosteniuk vs Chiburdanidze, 2008 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Early deviations (B62) 1-0!
O B Vea vs F B Jacobsen, 2014 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Var (B68) 1-0 P race
I Salgado Lopez vs Acs, 2011 
(B68) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon (B70) 1-0 Theft from the overworked pawn
Sasikiran vs S D Swapnil, 2017 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical (B72) 0-1 Dbl Rook Sacs
E Garcia vs M Preuss, 2005 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk deviate (B75) 1-0Rxf7 Remove Def
E Tate vs Shabalov, 2006 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76) 1-0 f5 pawn lever
Motylev vs D Gochelashvili, 2016 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Invincible pawn seems to be holding a dagger to the K's throat
Shabalov vs L G Basin, 1989 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B77) 0-1 6 passers island
E N Cooke vs W J Aramil, 2003 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

Game 75 in My Best 300 Games by Anatoly Karpov
Karpov vs Sosonko, 1979 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attk (B78)1-0 h-pawn & heavy batteries
Anand vs Khalifman, 1995 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 A Big Suprise!
E Vladimirov vs Epishin, 1987 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Scheveningen. Keres Attk (B81) 1-0 Pin backward P
B Enklaar vs Petrosian, 1973 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

Sic Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 Coffee. Coffee!
Razuvaev vs H Ree, 1975 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 51 in 'The Greatest Ever Chess Strategies' by Sam Collins.
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 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 Def. Fischer-Sozin Attk. Leonhardt (B82) 1-0 P roller
Bronstein vs A Lein, 1971 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 En prise!!
V Palciauskas vs Vytautas Andriulaitis, 2001 
(B89) Sicilian, 52 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Doubled Rooks, P wedge
A Sacks vs M Micayabas, 1984 
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 77 in The Golden Dozen... by Irving Chernev
Fischer vs Julio Bolbochan, 1962  
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf, English Attack (B90) 1-0Volatile P levers
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Unstoppable c-pawn march
Grischuk vs Fressinet, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Bxb5 sac for 3Ps
Wei Yi vs Shirov, 2013 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack Anti-English (B90) 0-1 He ran
V S Spasov vs D Maghalashvili, 2002 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 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

White should have won. Twice. GMs crack their coconuts?!?
M Kobalia vs D Khismatullin, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 84 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) (B91) 1-0 Dissolving Ps
Adams vs A Giri, 2015 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 1-0 Impressive GM-like sac
Shen Yang vs E Karavade, 2006 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Kramnik uses both his pawns and Kasparov's to slip through
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

pp 104-107 of "The Delights of Chess" by Assiac (Dover, 1974)
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Black triples on the c-file
M Perunovic vs B Tadic, 2007 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf by Najdorf (B96) 0-1 Boden's Mate
L Steiner vs Najdorf, 1937 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Exciting finale
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2006 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 228: Svetozar Gligoric Collected Games, Editor Colin Leach
Hort vs Gligoric, 1971 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 35 moves, 0-1

$French Def vs KIA (C00) 0-1 Qside pawn roller
E V Kovalevskaya vs V Gunina, 2008 
(C00) French Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange Nc6 Bb5 (C01) 0-1 Kside P roll
M Ozanne vs H Abdullah, 2008
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 Photograph
R Grau vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 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

50 games Bent Larsen's book, "Larsen's Selected Games of Chess"
Larsen vs Portisch, 1964 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres(C07) 0-1Passer Blockade
V S Spasov vs Dreev, 1994 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

IM Jeremy Silman's "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 202-204
Unzicker vs J H Donner, 1955 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 95: Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
C Baranov vs Rokhlin, 1935 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1Na4 has 3 guards
I V Kovalenko vs Zhou Weiqi, 2009 
(C11) French, 20 moves, 0-1

French Def. Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0QxB+ sac, mate by pawn
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1967 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Burn Main Line (C11) 1-0 Magnificent!
M Johansson Sr vs Teschner, 1960 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Marshall sends a black steamroller down the middle.
J Esser vs Marshall, 1911 
(C15) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 0-1

Ch. 4 Understanding Pawn Majorities / Knight Trap
Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 65 moves, 0-1

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

Lubomir Kavalek's weekly article in Washington Post (1 May 06).
Unzicker vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

12 exNf6 is the "bigger threat" or zwischenzug.
J Bobber vs S Albrecht, 1990 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit 4.Nxc3 (C21) 1-0 Leaping knights abound
T Schuster vs G Hodakowsky, 1959
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 1-0 Incredible!!
J Krejcik vs K Krobot, 1908 
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Normal (C22) 1-0 Good doubled pawns & not so good
Velimirovic vs G N Todorovic, 1988 
(C22) Center Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 1-0 Kside pawn roller
Shabalov vs I M Shliperman, 1995 
(C22) Center Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: General (C23) 0-1 check+, it could be mate!
M Burkett vs D Fritzinger, 1969 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani G. (C24) 1-0 Tartakover's Stampede!
Tartakower vs Von Scheve, 1905 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit N Var (C25) 1-0Tight fit in cntr
E Paoli vs Schneider, 1975 
(C25) Vienna, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 47 in The Russians Play Chess by Irving Chernev
Kamyshov vs Panov, 1945 
(C28) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 0-1 Q sac for a P#
Viakhirev vs Alekhine, 1907 
(C28) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. ML (C29) 0-1 Blitz; Kside attack misplayed
S Khader vs Y Kryvoruchko, 2017 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

KG Declined Bb5 (C30) 1-0 Unpin, sitting Q sac for a mating net
Lasker vs NN, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

KGD Panteldakis Countergambit (C30) 0-1 Immune QxRh8
C W Kennaugh vs K G Shirazi, 2003 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 Black Q must surrender to stop #
J Cazenove vs NN, 1819 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

KGA. Fischer Def (C34) 1-0 Q sac for unstoppable passer
V Malaniuk vs J Ivanov, 1989 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky G., Rice Gambit (C39) 1-0 UnusualUnstoppable Q
Lasker vs Maroczy, 1902 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 6 of The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas by C. Scheerer
Fedorov vs Ivanchuk, 2001 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 0-1

Maroczy sacrifices both Bs, both Rs, & mates in mid of board!!
K Zambelly vs Maroczy, 1897 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: Maroczy Gambit (C40) 1-0 Show me Captain Ron!
O Winkler vs M Schulz, 2001 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Exchange 10.Bg2 (C41) 1/2- P charges are halted
Geller vs T Georgadze, 1979 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Defense vs 5.d3 Italian (C41) 0-1 Pin, Bishop forks
C Lutz vs Bacrot, 2003 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

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

...very tricky tactics and real streetfighter stuff.
Kramnik vs Caruana, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 66 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) 1-0 All About
W Kobese vs S Mikheev, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Schulze-Muller Gambit (C44) 1-0 A.K.A. Chicago / Irish Gambit
D T Phillips vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Double Pawn Sacrifice (C44) 1-0Pins
Tarrasch vs B Lasker, 1882 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Scotch Göring Gambit. Double P Sac (C44) 1-0 QxQd8, KxQ, Nf7+
D Coleman vs H A Gretarsson, 1995 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 70 in The Golden Treasury of Chess by Wellmuth & Horowitz
Blackburne vs W R Ballard, 1872 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

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 4...Qh4 Modern Def (C45) 1-0 N sac cracks the shield
I Sinka vs O Zenker, 2001 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Check out the rest of Casey's games (he's Sheroff on this site)
M Craven vs K Casey, 1994 
(C45) Scotch Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Rooks in the lead for White
Alekhine vs V Manko, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 6...QxQc3+ (C45) 1-0 Connected pasers on 6th
Nimzowitsch vs J W Baird, 1905 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted (C47) 0-1 Black P daggers dictate
L Dreibergs vs Unzicker, 1946
(C47) Four Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

Latvian G. /Giuoco Pianissimo. Lucchini Gambit(C50) 0-1 P mate
M General vs Dubois, 1850 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

Chernev's "Winning Chess Traps" #75
E Canal vs A Becker, 1929 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 43 moves, 1-0

Italian Game d3, c3, Nbd2 (C50) 1-0 P fork or back ranker
Anand vs A Giri, 2016 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 1-0

Italian Game d3, c3; exhanges on e3 (C50) 1-0 Black in a Bind
Carlsen vs Anand, 2016 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0Both Ks in danger
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51) 1-0 Notes by J. Lowenthal
Morphy vs H Kennedy, 1859  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51) 1-0 Tactical checks & balances
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware Var (C51) 1-0 P forks Royalty
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 30 in The Golden Treasury of Chess by Wellmuth & Horowitz
E Kossak vs Dufresne, 1851 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian, Evans Gambit. Pierce Defe (C52) 1-0 The ol' N bite
B Lilly vs P Pritt, 1984 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Var (C52) 0-1 Three connected passers
J N Berger vs Charousek, 1892 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 44 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Compromised Def (C52) 1-0 What's the finish?
G Neumann vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Both promo
Ponomariov vs Leko, 2017 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 46 moves, 1-0

Italian: Classical Greco Gambit Mason Gambit (C53) miniature
Alekhine vs NN, 1911 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Center Attk (C53) 0-1Petrov's Immortal
F A Hoffmann vs Alexander Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. De la Bourdonnais (C53) 1-0tpstarNotes
Spielmann vs Janowski, 1907 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def (C55) 1-0 Kside P majority
T Lematschko vs T Kobaidze, 1968 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 K walk
Von Der Lasa vs Mayet, 1839 
(C57) Two Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def B Check line (C58) 0-1Exchange Sac
O Kurmann vs Naiditsch, 2014 
(C58) Two Knights, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Instead of the normal variation, she sacrificed a bishop!
M F Olsen vs B Tilenbaev, 2004 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 0-1

Pawn advance threatens mate while Queen is en prise
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def (C63)0-1 P roller promo; Dovetail#
Yudasin vs D Monokroussos, 2002 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 56 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical. Cordel Gambit (C64)  0-1 Pawn roller
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical (C64) 0-1 "Pawn My Word!"
E Formanek vs A Lein, 1977 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Vigorous attack
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Massive pawn wall
Schlechter vs Reti, 1908 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

18 year old Capa shows artistry after a touch of luck.
Capablanca vs R Raubitschek, 1906 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange (C68) 1-0 Lasker wins w/Kside P majority!
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 55 moves, 1-0

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

9 passed pawns aboard after 59.Rxf6
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 1-0 Exchange sac
E Zemgalis vs W Kuppe, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 1-0 87.Rc3 pin & sac wins promo race
A Timofeev vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 117 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Worrall Attack Castling (C86) 1-0 Notes by A.A.
Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942  
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. ML (C89) 0-1 Great prophylactics
Kamsky vs Ivanchuk, 1991 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 53 moves, 0-1

BDG Ryder Gambit vs pseudo Gruenfeld (D00) 0-1Black attks Qside
E J Diemer vs Bogoljubov, 1949 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

BDG Ryder Gambit vs pseudo Gruenfeld (D00) 0-1 Remove the Guard
A M Gardner vs L David Truesdel, 1967
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Chigorin vs Kside Fio (D02) 1-0 OCB MG
S Conquest vs G Jones, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Chigorin Defense Var (D06) 1-0White N destroys 4 P islands
M Michna vs E Ambrosi, 2008 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

London System vs raking Bishops (D02) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Carlsen vs Jakovenko, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Zukertort Var Bg5 vs Bf5 (D02) 1-0 Constant P expansion
R Cvek vs Vokac, 2005
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Krause Var (D02) 1-0 Gain time on Black Q
Rubinstein vs W Von Holzhausen, 1926 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 17 in 'Nimzowitsch: Move by Move' by Stephen Giddins.
Nimzowitsch vs Taubenhaus, 1914  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Catalan (D02) 1-0 Rooks of both colors penetrate
Bronstein vs Polugaevsky, 1958 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Colle-Zukertort/Stonewall vs NY System/Baltic Def(D02) 1-0N Sac
Capablanca vs T Germann, 1919 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

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

4.c3 Colle flashes his queen out & about; knows how to win EGs
Colle vs Spielmann, 1931 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Colle c3 System converts to Qside thrust vs Bg7 (D04) 1-0
Colle vs Rubinstein, 1931 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Colle-Zukertort c3, c4, c5 (D05) 1-0 Black Kside gets riddled
Yusupov vs D Brandenburg, 2012 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 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

QGD Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Underpromotion deflects defender
N Szuveges vs M Ninchich, 1999 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

QGD. Albin Countergambit. Normal -- Not (D08) 0-1 BRAVE!!
H Woolverton vs D B Pritchard, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense/QGA (D10) 0-1 Pins, passer
M Peek vs S Guliev, 2001
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Zuke-Rubinstein vs Slav Def Quiet Var (D11) 1-0 A treat!
Z Kozul vs Rublevsky, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

QG Accepted Old Variation: Piece lost in 6. See Blogger notes.
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 6 moves, 1-0

QGA. Rosenthal Variation (D21) 0-1 Double B sacrifice finish
F Vallejo Pons vs Kasparov, 2005 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 0-1

QGA. Alekhine Defense (D22) 1-0 Clear the way
Unzicker vs A Dueckstein, 1967 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 51 moves, 1-0

QGA Showalter Variation (D24) 1-0 Sacrifices for the Passer
Mamedyarov vs S Ernst, 2005 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 41 in Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch
Flohr vs I A Horowitz, 1945 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def Quiet Var (D30) 1-0Rob the pin & overworked pawn
Capablanca vs R Scott, 1919 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 216 in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Kasparov vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def Accelerated/Dutch Bd6 Stonewall (D31) 1-0 Q sac!!
Sasikiran vs Krasenkow, 2004 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 175 in new edition Pawn Structure Chess by Andrew Soltis.
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

"He who fears an isolated Q's pawn should give up chess." -S.T.
Burn vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 88 in The Guinness Book of Chess GMs by William Hartston
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

QGD Exchange. Positional (D35) 1/2-Qless MG, dbld Ps, no penetr
Kramnik vs Nisipeanu, 2018 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

G8 in Chernev's The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played
Petrosian vs H Corral, 1954 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD. Exchange. Reshevsky Var (D36) 1-0 Some Ns are punished
B Furman vs A Safarian, 2012
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD: Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37) 1-0 She was poisoned
Kasparov vs Vaganian, 1995 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD. Harrwitz Attack. ML (D37) 1/2-Remove the b-pawn to draw
Carlsen vs Aarland, 2002 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Three Knights (D37) 1-0 Sit and solve this on your throne!
N Katishonok vs H Gulbis, 1989 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 41 in Winning Chess Middlegames by Ivan Sokolov
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 Desperado
V M Mikhalevski vs Speelman, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 0-1 Rooks
J Wendt vs R Vasquez Schroeder, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System (D44) 0-1 Roiling Rooks
B Brinck-Claussen vs S M Andersen, 2017
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Sozin Var II (D49) 0-1 Connected Passers
F Nuernberg vs R Palme, 1946
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 27 moves, 0-1

QGD. Modern Var (D50) 1-0 0-0-0 vs 0-0 w/h-file battery
Janowski vs W John, 1905 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

G24: Kings of Chess: Chess Champships of 20th Century by Winter
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 0-1 Discovery Dbl Attack
B Wall vs D Erb, 1982 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Var (D70)1-0 Kside P rollr
D Khismatullin vs Zhou Jianchao, 2012 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Spielmann's 12th move must have come as quite a shock
Gruenfeld vs Spielmann, 1934 
(D94) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Smyslov Def (D94) 1-0 Masterly P thrust!
Kotov vs E Gereben, 1949 
(D94) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

Kangaroo Def.Keres Def. Transpositional (E00) 1-0 P sac attk
Shirov vs D King, 1990 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E02) 1-0 Dbl Dbld Ps win
Vladimir Petrov vs Alekhine, 1938 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 34 moves, 1-0

Picturesque phalanx of pawns after 21...Nb7
Petrosian vs Petrovsky, 1946 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian Defense (E12) 1-0 Blunders by both colors
Tarrasch vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

QID Spassky System/a3, b4, Bb2 Polish (E14) 1-0 P thrust
Portisch vs Larsen, 1999 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

QID Spassky System Doubled f-pawns (E14) 1-0 f-pawn thrust
Petrosian vs Karpov, 1973 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian E15 Intermezzo with 12 .. f7-f5!?
Y Shulman vs The World, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def.Saemisch. Capablanca Var (E29) 1-0 Bxh7+ Qh5+
Lilienthal vs Najdorf, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 25 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik finished 1st in this tournament. Ragozin was 2nd.
Botvinnik vs Ragozin, 1947 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 33 moves, 1-0

NID. Ragozin Def (E46) 0-1 Qside P majority methodical passer
Furman vs Kholmov, 1963 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Panov Attack. Main Line (E54) 0-1 Pawn #
E Ghaem Maghami vs Karpov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 29 moves, 0-1

This is fighting chess at it's very best.
Aronian vs Topalov, 2006 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 123 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID. Fianchetto. Panno Var (E63) 1-0 Break through
D Harika vs Z Rahman, 2004 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

KID, Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Q fork fails Fischer
Santasiere vs Fischer, 1957 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

KID. Four Pawns Attack (E76) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
M Bach vs R Schubert, 1996 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 53 moves, 0-1

KID. Normal. Rare Defenses (E90) 1-0 Overworked P, ugly Q trap
Krasenkow vs C Arroyo, 1995 
(E90) King's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

KID. Orthodox (E91) 1-0 e6 splitter. Q sac for promotion.
N Birnboim vs Dzindzichashvili, 1977 
(E91) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attk Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 Q entries
Ponomariov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(E97) King's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Classical Misc. lines (E98) 0-1 N sac busts Kside
Ivanchuk vs Radjabov, 2002 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 37 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Classical System Neo-Classsical Line (E99) 0-1!!
R Pogorelov vs C S M Franco, 2003 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 31 moves, 0-1

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