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Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Compiled by Sally Simpson
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This is a collection of the games from the 1948 book by R.N. Coles. (The book is dedicated to his friend Julius du Mont).

Reinfeld and Horowitz revised this edition In 1952 giving it a new name. 'Epic Battles of the Chessboard.' and throwing out the two games played by Staunton from the Coles book to make room for two new games.

One of the new games was played by Reinfeld: O Ulvestad vs F Reinfeld, 1939 (which apparently won a prize but nobody as yet is sure what it was.)

and the other new game was played by Horowitz. I A Horowitz vs P Trifunovic, 1935 (which at the time of writing is as yet un-kibitzed.)

No surprise a couple of Staunton's games were tossed in the bin. Reinfeld wrote in his 1950 book 'A Treasury of British Chess Masterpieces.'

"There is no Staunton game - it takes too much time to find a game by him which one can enjoy."

They also threw out Sultan Khan vs Alekhine, 1933 to make room for another Morphy game.

I'm noticing a pattern here. Coles has two Staunton games but only one by Morphy. It does appear that hell hath no fury like a couple of Morphy fans scorned.

The updated version has two Morphy games and none by Staunton.

(but Coles does mention Morphy on the cover...and not Staunton.)

https://image.ibb.co/j2fdux/battles...

Geoff Chandler (User: Sally Simpson) April 2018.

(1) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 0-1

(2) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 63 moves, 1-0

(3) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
H H Boncourt vs Saint Amant, 1837 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

(4) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Staunton vs Saint Amant, 1843 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

(5) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Bird vs Horwitz, 1851 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

(6) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Von Der Lasa vs Staunton, 1853
(C21) Center Game, 39 moves, 0-1

(7) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

(8) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 63 moves, 0-1

(9) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1872 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 0-1

(10) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
J Mason vs Zukertort, 1883 
(A13) English, 73 moves, 0-1

(11) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Burn vs Mackenzie, 1886 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

(12) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1887 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

(13) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Mackenzie vs Blackburne, 1888 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

(14) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Max Weiss vs Chigorin, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

(15) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1895 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

(16) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Steinitz vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 60 moves, 1-0

(17) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Pillsbury vs Chigorin, 1896 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

(18) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Charousek vs Pillsbury, 1896 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

(19) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

(20) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Lasker vs Blackburne, 1899 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

(21) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Janowski vs Burn, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

(22) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

(23) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 35 moves, 1-0

(24) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Duras vs Teichmann, 1906 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 1-0

(25) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

(26) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

(27) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(B32) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

(28) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
J Mieses vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 44 moves, 0-1

(29) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

(30) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1922 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 60 moves, 0-1

(31) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Reti vs A Becker, 1923 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

(32) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

(33) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Tartakower vs Bogoljubov, 1927 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

(34) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

(35) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Capablanca vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

(36) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Euwe vs Bogoljubov, 1929
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

(37) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

(38) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1929 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

(39) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Spielmann vs Stoltz, 1931 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 51 moves, 0-1

(40) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Colle vs Kashdan, 1931 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

(41) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Stoltz vs Colle, 1931 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

(42) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Euwe vs Yates, 1931
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

(43) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Sultan Khan vs Alekhine, 1933 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 108 moves, 0-1

(44) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Spielmann vs Lasker, 1935 
(C45) Scotch Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

(45) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

(46) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1938 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

(47) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Euwe vs Keres, 1938 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

(48) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Fine vs Keres, 1938 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

(49) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Botvinnik vs C H Alexander, 1946 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 38 moves, 1-0

(50)Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Smyslov vs M Katetov, 1946 
(C11) French, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

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