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Heavy Pieces Still Hound the Ranks of FTB
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Modern Defense: Rossolimo Var (B06) 0-1 Which back rank?
Igor Ivanov vs R Burnett, 1992 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 27 moves, 0-1

Mexican Defense (A50) 0-1 He wrote The Black Knights Tango
H Spiller vs G Orlov, 1991 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80) 1-0 Fine Greek Gift
Denker vs Robbins, 1934 
(A80) Dutch, 19 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: Mikenas Var (B00) 1-0 BF blasts foe
Fischer vs Tom Schuch, 1964 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

The pin is mightier than the sword. - Reinfeld
J Mieses vs M Kann, 1885 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 1-0 Heavy finish
P Dely vs T Horvath, 1977 
(B33) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack (B51) 0-1 R battery down the middle
Unzicker vs Filip, 1955 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Classical. Fianchetto (B56) 1-0Cross pin the Spreahead
Rada vs Kostal, 1942 
(B58) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Main Line (B99) 1-0 Thematic Bxb5 sacrifice
Velimirovic vs R Q M Al-Qazzaz, 1974 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

French Defense Classical (C14) 0-1 Remove the Defender/Deflect
Von Gottschall vs Blackburne, 1885 
(C14) French, Classical, 13 moves, 0-1

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 Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 Q sacrifice, rob the pin
NN vs G Mow, 1909 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

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

Game 11 in Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker.
Bogoljubov / Reti / Spielmann vs Englund / Jacobson / Nyholm / Olso, 1919 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA K's Knight Gambit (C37) 1-0 How not to play Fischer's Def
Morphy vs B Tilghman, 1859 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

5) KGA 1.e4 e5 2.f4 e5xf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0...Tied to pin
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

KGA, Philidor Gambit (C38) 1-0 PM sacs both kNights
Morphy vs A Meek, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

La Bourdonnais Gambit 2...Qf6 (C40) 1-0 P grab becomes Support#
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def Exchange Fio (C41) 1-0 Qxf7+ sac for back ranker
A Giri vs R Picard, 2009 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Game: Schmidt (C45) 1-0Nice Q deflection sac to Opera #
J Shoup vs Marshall, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian (C50) 1-0 The old center pawn fork trick pays off big!
R Kohoutova vs K Stodolova, 1995 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 11 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Rook wisdom
Morphy vs C Golmayo, 1864 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (C52) 1-0 Annotated by Morphy
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Center Holding Var (C53) 1-0 Pins & P
Bledow vs Von Der Lasa, 1839 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening(C55) 0-1 Lawn mower mate
D J Ledger vs Hebden, 2004 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

G48 & 70 in The Golden Treasury of Chess by Wellmuth & Horowitz
Anderssen vs de Riviere, 1859 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov, . . . if he had the attack, could kill anybody...
Nezhmetdinov vs Y Kotkov, 1957 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

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

QGA. Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Heavy pieces penetrate the ranks
Marshall vs Janowski, 1907 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

18. Qh7+! is a fitting end to a spectacularly sacrificial game.
Hartlaub vs V Benary, 1911 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Gruenfeld Def. Brinckmann Attk (D82) 1-0 N sac, pile on pin, 2
J Kulbacki vs T Manion, 1989 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 27 moves, 1-0

NID. Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1-0 How to neutralize a Spearhead
M Nikolov vs T Anton, 2009 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 18 moves, 1-0

Beautifully done by the Iron Tiger! A01 0-1 33
G Lebredo vs Petrosian, 1978 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch (A03) 1-0 Converts to Stonewall Attk - Bd3
H Danielsen vs D Ragnarsson, 2012 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 129 in My Fifty Years of Chess by Frank James Marshall
J L McCudden vs Marshall, 1934  
(A13) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Hanging Pawns/Understanding Pawn Play in Chess by D. Marovic
Keres vs Taimanov, 1951 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

"Brace yourself for revealed check!" Ouch!!
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights 4.d4 (A28) 0-1 Remove the Guard+
S Landau vs Reti, 1927 
(A28) English, 18 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Three Knights (A34) 1-0 Spearhead pin
Petrosian vs H Lehmann, 1960 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

Macho Grob Spike (A40/B00) 0-1 Black rooks win race
C Laird vs M Basman, 1982 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Tartakower Attack (A45) 1-0 Spassky-like
V S Spasov vs K Berbatov, 2010 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack, Castle opposite (A45) 1-0 Sacs help the Q+
Dzindzichashvili vs V Tukmakov, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

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

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

London System vs KID (A48) 1-0 R on 7th, R on 7th
Keres vs Polugaevsky, 1959 
(A48) King's Indian, 54 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def (A48) 1-0 Powerful 5th rank
Sasikiran vs Kasimdzhanov, 2006 
(A48) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def. Alekhine. Abonyi Var (A52) 1-0Control e-file, 7th
Alatortsev vs Lilienthal, 1935 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

This two move finish is the secret...Exchange (sac), Dbl Attack
Grischuk vs Caruana, 2014 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Breyer Var (B00) 0-1 Rare X-ray+
Euwe vs Breyer, 1921 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Defense (B00) 0-1 Q penetration & connected Rooks
R J Maliangkay vs Miles, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense 1.e4 g5 (B00) 1-0 This works for W, but be alert
C Stovring vs K Petersen, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Four Ps Attk. Main Line (B03) 0-1 Q sac declined
Kupreichik vs Alburt, 1974 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 33 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 12.BxBf3 ML (B05) 0-1 Black isolani, R sac
Timman vs Bagirov, 1971 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 77 moves, 0-1

150A 8.Nh3 Modern Elongated Dbl Fio (B06) 1-0Mutual threats, Rs
Naiditsch vs R Tischbierek, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 B sac deflects back R
Tal vs Suttles, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 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

Pirc Def (B07) 1-0 R deflection sac after Q interpose removes K
N P Nielsen vs H H Schmidt, 2001 
(B07) Pirc, 54 moves, 1-0

150A Bg5 Bc4 Pirc Def. Classical. Two Knts (B08) 1-0Blind swine
Hebden vs A Keehner, 1989 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

150A BxBg7 Pirc Def. Classical. Two Knts (B08) 1-0 Pins abound
Hebden vs S Conquest, 1991
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 38 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def.Two Knights Attack (B10) 0-1 Bold opening sacs
Tal vs Aronin, 1954 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 41 moves, 0-1

C-K Def. Rasa-Studier Gambit (B15) 0-1 Bxh6 sac fails
S Barane vs D Jorgensen, 2009 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 32 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov. Modern Var (B17) 1-0 Find the Mate in 5
Chandler vs Huebner, 1987 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.b3 Snyder Var (B20) 1-0 Q sac for a windmill
T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21) 0-1 Seize open lines
Y Visser vs Stellwagen, 2004 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian O'Kelly Maroczy Bind Paulsen Line (B40) 0-1 K walk
Prins vs L Day, 1968 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30)1-0 N sac creates pin
Sadvakasov vs Kasimdzhanov, 1999 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian Bc4 (B30) 1-0 Get the Queen in close
Anand vs Tiviakov, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Turn the pin into a double attack
Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Fischer adage: "Tactics flow from a positionally superior game"
Bologan vs J Garcia Padron, 1993 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin Var (B40) 0-1 Pile on the pin
I Gaponenko vs Koneru, 2013 
(B40) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

Game #11 in the Russian book "Grandmaster Portisch"
J Durao vs Portisch, 1960
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0Weird B clearance works!
M Esserman vs P Nutzman, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var. English Attk (B48) 1-0 R Romp
L Dominguez vs E Mortensen, 2002 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Two Qs not enough
S Robovic vs Van Wely, 1992 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Dragon. Classical Battery Variation (B73) 1-0 f6 gets flattened
Illescas Cordoba vs Rachels, 1987 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Panov (B76) 1-0 give + or get +
V Kovalev vs T Nabaty, 2011
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Sic Fischer-Sozin Attk. Leonhardt Var (B88) 0-1 Simul misfire
Fischer vs J Rubinstein, 1971 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

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

Secrets of Positional Chess by Drazen Marovic p. 22
Fischer vs Julio Bolbochan, 1962  
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf English Attack (B90) 1-0 All long rangers prod
A Lukin vs T Khasanov, 1983 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam (B93) 0-1 Beaten like rented mules
Van der Wiel vs Browne, 1980 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 53 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Killer ++
Judit Polgar vs Ivanchuk, 1995 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 32 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

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

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

French Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Heavy pieces penetrate
Pocket Fritz vs Adams, 2001 
(C16) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 0-1

French Def Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Cross pin w/heavy pieces
Wahls vs Yusupov, 1991 
(C16) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 0-1

KGA. Becker Defense (C34) 1/2-1/2 Closed center
Morozevich vs Leko, 2000 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

GK's 1st victory in a purely positional style over a GM
Kasparov vs T Georgadze, 1979 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

G9 inMy Best Games...1908-1937 by A. Alekhine, 21st Century Ed.
Alekhine vs G Marco, 1912 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening (C44) 1-0 A good tussle of time in chess
Horwitz vs Harrwitz, 1846 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Three Knights, Steinitz - Rosenthal Var (C46) 1-0 Impressive
C Clemens vs K Darga, 1961 
(C46) Three Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 0-1 No sense of danger
P K Seuffert vs Blackburne, 1894 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 36 moves, 0-1

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

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

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Bird has CBA covered
Bird vs Horwitz, 1851 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack. Modern Var (C89) 0-1 Dbl B Sacrifice
Shabalov vs Aronian, 2004 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 47 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0Batteries
I Cheparinov vs E Alekseev, 2008 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 35 moves, 1-0

P3 Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 Rank & File Spearheads
Pillsbury vs J M Hanham, 1893 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 31 in 'My System' by Aron Nimzowitsch.
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

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 Nasty N discovery hits f7
G Szabo vs N Sahitaj, 2010 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 Blind Swine threaten back ranker
Rubinstein vs J N Berger, 1907 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

c3 Double Stonewall (D05) 1-0 Bishops 2-for-1 finish.
Yusupov vs M Luch, 2005 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

c3 Stonewall Attk(D05) Q chase & exchange into Hook mate threat
Yusupov vs T Markowski, 2001 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense (D10) 0-1 AA played for the win in a simul
Alekhine vs W Lamb, 1929 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Three Knights (D15) 0-1 Notes by Drazen Marovic
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 K walk gets caught again
Van Wely vs Topalov, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

QGA. Normal (D25) 1-0 Bxh6 Kside assault; K chase across
Taimanov vs V Mikenas, 1965 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

QGD vs Stonewall Def (D30) 1-0 Which rook battery wins?
Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 46 in Fischer: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala.
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

QGD Harrwitz Attack. ML (D37) 1-0 Discovered attack fades
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Geller, 1993 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

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

QGD. Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 Rob the lateral pin!
Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2014 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

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

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

G73 in 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Ragozin vs E E Book, 1946 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Mating combination p. 58
Goglidze vs Botvinnik, 1935 
(D90) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 0-1

Kangaroo Def. Keres Def. Transpo (E00) 1-0 Black Rs on 7th duds
Korchnoi vs G Barcza, 1966 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Dynamic Chess by R.N. Coles, Game 2 ending after 40...
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

QID Spassky System/b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attk (E14) 1-0 Pin the Def
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Khalifman, 1991 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 1-0

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

NID. Huebner Var. Main Line (E41) 0-1 Closed motion
Tarjan vs Dzindzichashvili, 1978 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

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

KID. Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 1-0 Tactics everywhere
M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Volokitin, 2013 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch. Bobotsov-Korchnoi-Petrosian Var (E81) 0-1 Silver
Dreev vs Radjabov, 2005 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 39 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Donner Def (E94) 0-1 Eliminate the Interposing R
F Handke vs S Atalik, 2000 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 28 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1Attk & Def
M Kobalia vs Miroshnichenko, 2001 
(E97) King's Indian, 44 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

Modern Defense: Two Knights (B06) 0-1 Spearhead on 2nd
D Solak vs Carlsen, 2016 
(B06) Robatsch, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 45 in Three Hundred Chess Games by Siegbert Tarrasch.
J Schwarz vs Tarrasch, 1883 
(C21) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1

QGD. Marshall Defense 2...Nf6 (D06) 1-0 Rs walk the K into net
P Villegas vs Yusuf Mdoe, 2016
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Dbl Fio vs Hedgehog Def (A30) 0-1Combo #!
R Panjwani vs Ivanchuk, 2014 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 1-0 Seize the 7th!
N Minev vs Kavalek, 1963 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 26 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Salvio Gambit (C37) 0-1 It's mate in 1
Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1866 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

QID. Fianchetto. Rubinstein Var (E16) 0-1 "The R of Gibraltar"
N Dzagnidze vs Adams, 2013 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Positional Def (E94) 0-1 Heavies hunt the Ks
Gelfand vs Radjabov, 2008 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 37 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Advance Var (D34) 0-1 Fascinating!
Ribli vs Marjanovic, 1979 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Def Four Knights (B45) 0-1 f3 tactics on the 2nd rank
L Henry vs A Peredun, 2004
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 0-1 Penetrate weak squares
B Milic vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(B83) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Rxf7 allows Qh7+ and she haunts
V Ciocaltea vs Jansa, 1963
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

C-K Def Panov Attk/QGA (B14) 1-0 Bxf7+, R battery, Q penetrates
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1933 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 33 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

2Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 Instructive Pin sequence
M Mansoor vs Valentine Cox, 1986 
(C57) Two Knights, 33 moves, 1-0

Two Knts Def. Polerio Def Suhle Def (C59) 1-0 Don't take that N
Morozevich vs Onischuk, 1996 
(C59) Two Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Chameleon Ne2xd4 (B23/B77) 1-0 R eats the edge
Hort vs G Forintos, 1969 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Q invasion has help coming
R J Sutton vs O Sarapu, 1978
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Byrne Var (B07) 1-0 Black Q exchanged for P, N, R
Kaufman vs K Gulamali, 2012 
(B07) Pirc, 27 moves, 1-0

Hippopotamus (A00) 1-0 Black triples along the 2nd rank, loses
C Jepson vs McShane, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 86 moves, 1-0

C-K Def. Karpov. Modern Var. Kasparov Attk (B17) 0-1 Sac Attk!
N Evseev vs Flohr, 1949 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

Dutch Classical. 7...Ne4 Huisl Var (A96) 0-1 Heavy pieces pound
I Sokolov vs S Williams, 2006 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13)0-1 W gets riddled on Qside
S Vekemans vs Drasko, 2014
(A13) English, 23 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Zwischenzug fails White
T Litten vs M Chess, 1975 
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0Triple on 7th
Y Yuan vs J Krivec, 2014
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 0-1 Wicked finish
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78) 0-1 Q sac promo
Judit Polgar vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 44 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open(B32) 1-0Black R gives self up, White Rs rule
E Ghaem Maghami vs A Gholami, 2017 
(B32) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

3...b5?! Modern Defense: Bg7 Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 Side-to-side
M Vachier-Lagrave vs D Pira, 2003 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack vs Sicilian (A07) 0-1 Terrific finish!
J Rudd vs E Dearing, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 59 in Reshevsky's Best Games of Chess by Samuel Reshevsky
Reshevsky vs G N Treysman, 1938 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Classical (B72) 0-1 White style in the center
J Fichtl vs Miles, 1975
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 29 moves, 0-1

G13 The New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement by Steve Giddins
Anand vs Karpov, 1996 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28)1-0 2 deflection sacs netQ
Balashov vs A Matanovic, 1970 
(C28) Vienna Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Deutsche Schachzeitung 1876, p. 2000-1
G MacDonnell vs Zukertort, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 35 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Chameleon. Advance System (D15) 0-1Sac to enter 2nd r
Jobava vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 0-1 Spearhead along the 1st rank
R Edouard vs Judit Polgar, 2010 
(B30) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack: Pachman System (A07) 1-0 2 hogs on 7th
Benko vs J Sefc, 1956 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Colle System 6.c4 QGA (D05) 1-0 RxB+ sac followed by Q+ & fork
P Cramling vs E Paehtz, 2006 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attk 6.Be2 (B23) 1-0 Pile on & switch pins
L Day vs P K Wells, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 26.?
V Ruehrig vs G Stertenbrink, 1984 
(B27) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 Ne5, gain space, pins, No Counterplay!
Petrosian vs Chistiakov, 1954 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Attack (C43) 0-1 Combo!
Huebner vs A S Segal, 1969 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 1-0 Q&R vs Q&R
Doda vs A Ornstein, 1975
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Lutikov Gambit (B31) 1-0 Very nice kill indeed!!
Lutikov vs F Silva, 1976 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical Bf4 vs Bf5 (A04) 1-0 B tied g7
G Dizdar vs P Haba, 1987
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Russian. Byrne (Simagin) Var (D97) 1-0 Weak squa
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2009 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 43 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 0-1 31...?
J Mieses vs Breyer, 1914 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 1-0 Bxh3 comes up short
R Hovhannisyan vs D B Graham, 2016
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84) 1-0 42.?
Rublevsky vs P Smirnov, 2013 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 63 moves, 1-0

NID. Romanishin Var (E20) 0-1 B+ sac gains edge
Plaskett vs Speelman, 1993 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 25 moves, 0-1

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13)1-0
B Martin vs M Hopewell, 1985
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

London turned Stonewall, 000 vs 00 (D02) 0-1 Heavy penetration
Karjakin vs Adams, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 0-1 29...?
R Fontaine vs A Sokolov, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 Notes by Steinitz
Chigorin vs D M Martinez, 1889  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 One pin & another
M Keller vs H Adam, 1986
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 1-0 Beautiful combination!
D King vs D Howell, 2003 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

"Norwegian Wood" is a Beatles song; Carlsen is Norwegian.
Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Very unusual...the winning White K walks to h8 in the MG!
J van Ruitenburg vs S Castellani, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Barry Attack vs KID Yugoslav Bg7 & Bb7 (A48) 0-1
M Shereshevsky vs Kasparov, 1978 
(A48) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn ML (C18) 0-1 Blind Swine
I Andersen vs S Christensen, 2007
(C18) French, Winawer, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. King's Bishop Var (C68) 1-0 25.?
Schussler vs Y Rantanen, 1977 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Link to Kavalek's Washington Post chess column May 21, 2007
Mamedyarov vs Topalov, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Noteboom Var (D31) 0-1He received a major shock!
L Febvret vs Gossip, 1883 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 0-1

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

Italian, Classical. Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attk(C54) 0-1
M Gokcek vs A Kobayashi, 2008
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 0-1

Ponziani Opening: General (C44) 1-0 K walk about
Chigorin vs Bird, 1889 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B78) 0-1 No Shield
D J Ledger vs G Jones, 2012 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 34 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Defense (B12) 1-0
A Muzychuk vs A Stefanova, 2019 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Old Benoni (A43) 0-1 4 Exchange Sacs
S Volkov vs A Stukopin, 2012 
(A43) Old Benoni, 39 moves, 0-1

K's English. Kramnik-Shirov Counter (A21) 1-0 Kside assault
L Piasetski vs Stijn Gieben, 2013
(A21) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Compromised Def ML (C52) 1-0 25.?
E Schallopp vs R Hein, 1868 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

C-K Panov Attk. Modern Def Reifir-Spielmann Line (B13) 1-0X-ray
I Zaitsev vs NN, 1970 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 16 moves, 1-0

Colle System Bb2 vs Bb7 copycat (D05) 1-0 Triple on the 7th
Guido Bonanno vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1912 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 716 in Chess Informant Best Games 701-800
Leko vs Beliavsky, 1998 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

QGD: General (D30) 1/2-1/2 Watch the center clear w/pressure
V Mikenas vs Weenink, 1931 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Budapest Def (A51) 0-1 Riddled w/holes
P Brandts vs Bisguier, 1954 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 23 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman
P Trifunovic vs Pachman, 1947 
(C49) Four Knights, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: French Var (B40) 1-0 Recognize Back Rank Threats
Sadvakasov vs S Mirovshchikov, 1997
(B40) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 1-0Remove the Guard
Leonhardt vs Spielmann, 1905 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD: Tartakower Def. General (D58) 1-0 White cuts a mean rug!
P H Nielsen vs V Georgiev, 2008 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 32 in 'My System' by Aron Nimzowitsch
Rubinstein vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

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