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A B C Players 21st Century
Compiled by fredthebear
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This is a collection split of Fredthebear.

This file was one of my originals that outgrew itself a couple times over. Large collections of games by the same famous chess player were eventually given their own separate file.

Fredthebear's advice to subscribers is to create several small but distinct collections by individual player, opening, ECO code, tournament, era, book author, pattern or piece technique. Do not have large collection dumps of such variety like this. Of course, this still serves a certain flexible purpose for me... no need to delete it.

The A players and David Bronstein are currently being removed into their own collection unless they played another A, B, or C player.

The games of world champions Alexander Alekhine and Jose R. Capablanca are in their own folders. In no way does this collection come close to doing them justice.

Some Romantics... Anderssen, Blackburne, Charousek, and Chigorin have moved together to another folder. So did Alapin, Bird, and Colle. However, if these fellows played one another, the game is possibly included in here.

Most of inmate Claude Bloodgood's games are in the Grob section. He is one-of-a-kind story in itself.

Contemporary greats Anand, Aronion and Carlsen have moved to another folder for the most part. Those collections are nowhere near complete but they would not fit in here. Again, if they played another A-B-C player, that game is included in here.

Games were once grouped in alphabetical clusters by name, but so many players made that difficult to locate all the various clusters quickly -- too much scrolling up and down hundreds of games just to accurately place one game, so most are now intermixed by the year that the game was played. Using the year (or ECO code) number requires no scrolling for proper placement within the file. Modern players... the recent years... are on the bottom half of this list. Several games by Fabiano Caruana are down there, but he also has his own collection now.

Once again, because of space limitations, no games this century will be kept in this list. Adams and Aronian can be found in the A players collection. Anand has his own collection, as does Carlsen. These fellows play soo many recorded games nowadays that they're not going to fit in here.

Thank you sneaky pete, Prasha.
Thank you Phony Benoni, Gottschalk.

* Game Collection: Alekhine vs Bogolubov
search "Alekhine vs Bogolubov"

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

Black captured the wrong pawn. White finishes w/royal pins!
Browne vs Robert E Byrne, 1977 
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Canal Attack ML (B52) 1-0 Black did not move either N
Browne vs Quinteros, 1974 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

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

Carr Defense: General (B00)
S Bibby vs M Basman, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Carr Defense; Q sac creates a passer
F Babar vs M Basman, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

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

Bird Opening: Gunsberg Def (A02) 1/2-1/2 kNights or Bishops?
S Buecker vs J Blaskowski, 1981 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) Dbl R Sac
Balashov vs Bareev, 1987 
(C18) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Powerful opposite-colored bishop attacking w/maurading Q
Judit Polgar vs Bareev, 2001 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Chistyakov Def. Modern Line (C07) 0-1 Ferocious
A Lastin vs Bareev, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 0-1

Fantastic double sacrifice
E Berg vs Bareev, 2005 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky plays give-away in brilliant fashion
A A R Afifi vs Beliavsky, 1985 
(A13) English, 23 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Anderssen Var. Cordel Line 5...Be7 (C51) 0-1Tough
Karjakin vs Beliavsky, 2005 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 45 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Decoy, Remove Guard
Beliavsky vs Bacrot, 1999 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Central kNight Outpost Rules
Ulf Andersson vs Browne, 1983 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 1-0

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

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

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Greek gift beauty by opening namesake!
Colle vs V Berger, 1928 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KGA Muzio Gambit Accepted From Def (C37) 1-0 Story by JHB
Blackburne vs Anderssen, 1862  
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

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

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

Scotch Game: Napoleon Gambit (C44) 1-0 "The Last Victory" film
Napoleon Bonaparte vs General Bertrand, 1820 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. (C60) 0-1 Another Dbl R sac
Blackburne vs Burn, 1868 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish, Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 Immune rook, discovery
S Boden vs Bird, 1873 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55) 0-1 11.Nxc7? 12...Bxh2+
Chigorin vs A Ascharin, 1881 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

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

Owen/French Defense (C00) 1-0 Notes by Blackburne
Blackburne vs Bird, 1887  
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
Bird vs D G Baird, 1889  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Dutch Def Q's Knight Var (A85) 0-1 Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
Burille vs Bird, 1889  
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 34 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Game 23 of 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 by Alekhine
Von Bardeleben vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Anderssen Def (C25) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Lasker
E Cohn vs Burn, 1909  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: McCutcheon. Exchange (C12) 1-0 Qs scramble
O Bernstein vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 30 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

The en prise Black Q plays 33...Qc2! and the White K runs away!
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

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

QGD. Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Blindfold Simultaneous
Alekhine vs J Blanco, 1923 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

"Now I've got him! Oops. Uh, now I've got him! Oops. Uh, now.."
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGAccepted: Rosenthal Variation (D30) 1-0Run around by a kNight
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1925 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Triple sac ending in Boden's mate...
O Balk vs R J Barnes, 1926 
(C58) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sicilian Dragon. Classical (B72) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual; notes by AA
Alekhine vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Methodical manuevers to exchange, snatch a pawn
Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

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

French Def. McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 0-1 Lateral pins
S Belavenets vs Chistiakov, 1938 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin / Caro-Kann Panov Attack (B13) 1-0 Q trap
Capablanca vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 36 moves, 1-0

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

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

Game 105 in 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-1945 by Alex Alekhine
G Barcza vs Bogoljubov, 1942  
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

French Advance 6Be2. Paulsen Attk (C02) 0-1 Too much guard duty
Aitken vs Bondarevsky, 1946 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit. Anderssen Attk (C31) 1-0Pin & Skwr
Robert E Byrne vs D Byrne, 1949 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Dutch Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky (A97) 1-0 Qs & Ns duke it out
Bisguier vs K Burger, 1954 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 41 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Botvinnik Var (D95) 1-0 Poise under pressure
Bisguier vs D Byrne, 1954 
(D95) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1-0

KGD. Petrov's Defense (C30) 1-0 Exchanges rush to endgame
Bronstein vs O Bernstein, 1954 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

Dutch, Staunton Gambit. 3.Nd2 AmericanAttack (A82)0-1 Ukraine W
Bisguier vs Bronstein, 1955 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Yugoslav Attack Panov Var (B76) 1-0 Flank Q trap
Botvinnik vs Averbakh, 1955 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Chigorin (D02) 1-0 King assist
Bronstein vs L Aronson, 1957
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

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

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

KID Accelerated Averbakh (E70) 1-0 B pair, R on 7th, Passers
Bisguier vs Robert E Byrne, 1960
(E70) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 The Q cleans house for her pawns
Bisguier vs Benko, 1960
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Russian Var (D96) 0-1 Benko's Brilliancy!
Bisguier vs Benko, 1963 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Combos like this are why we play c
E Arnlind vs S Bernstein, 1965 
(B32) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

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

Grob Gambit. Declined 3.g5 (A00) 1-0Keene's Def. - Slick Unpin!
C Bloodgood vs B Brown, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 1-0 Unusual attacking play
R Bowlby vs C Bloodgood, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical, Paulsen Var (B85) 1-0 h-file
Balashov vs Ulf Andersson, 1973 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Chigorin, Browne Attk (C42) 1-0!
Browne vs Bisguier, 1974 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C73) 1-0 Juniors
Chandler vs O I Barkan, 1975 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

B's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C42) 1-0 Sacs P, N, B, R
J C Benjamin vs Graham Carter, 1975 
(C27) Vienna Game, 19 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

Polish Opening: Outflank Var (A00) 0-1 Trap the trapper
Brichinova vs Alexandrova, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

KID Normal. Deferred Fianchetto (E72) 0-1 Mutual promotions
H Bohm vs P Biyiasas, 1980 
(E72) King's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

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

Nimzo-Larsen Attack vs St. George Def (A01) 1-0 Isolated pawns
Bagirov vs B Brujic, 1988 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

QID. Fianchetto (E15) 1-0 Mate sequence in Rook pairs ending
Beliavsky vs Adams, 1989 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 46
Bronstein vs Browne, 1990 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0 Two hangers
J Bobber vs S Albrecht, 1990 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Rook sac traps opposing rook, winning a bishop and pawn
M Brzoza vs Bartnik, 1991 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Breyer Def. Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0
Anand vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Reshevsky Variation (D36) 1-0 Child's Play!
Bacrot vs S Azarov, 1992 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 29 moves, 1-0

Black loses his Queen early but manages to win a QvN endgame
J L Burden vs L Christiansen, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Rf6 Alekhine's Block
Anand vs Bareev, 1993 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
A Bollengier vs F Babar, 1993 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

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

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance (B12) 1-0 minor piece trap
Bologan vs A Campanile, 1994 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit 5.Nc3 (C42) 1-0 g6 pin
M Bosboom vs J Brenninkmeijer, 1995 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Reti/Zukertort (A04) 0-1 N & R sac make way for N & R
G Brhlik vs F Berebora, 1995 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

32. ... Qxf5 wins a Rook as "Ice cream!" (En Prise, that is)
J L Chabanon vs C Bauer, 1997 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Q sacrifice, B check, and a rarity...K move to checkmate
D Cummings vs G Basanta, 1999 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 5.Bc4 Be7 (C41) 1/2-1/2 Kaufman's repertoire?
Ivanchuk vs Azmaiparashvili, 2000 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

London System Copcat BxBd3 (D02) 1-0 Coordinate upon g7
V Bayramov vs D Arutinian, 2001 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Anderssen Opening (A00) 0-1 Not a reversed Sicilian Nadjorf
E Ambrus vs Balashov, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen (B45) 0-1 P wedge, aim rooks thru @royalty
Bologan vs Bacrot, 2001 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 30 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense (C41) 0-1Get a winning idea and make it happen
O de la Riva Aguado vs Bologan, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 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

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

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def(C07) 1-0R sac, B+ & fork LPDO R
Adams vs Bareev, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

French Defense: King's Indian Attack (C00) 1-0 Sac Smack
B Amin vs T Batchuluun, 2001 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Def. Scheveningen. English Attk (B90) 1-0 In fine form
Browne vs Wojtkiewicz, 2004 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

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

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

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attk (B90) 1-0Wheelin' & Dealin'
Browne vs Wojtkiewicz, 2004 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 74 moves, 1-0

French Exchange 5.Bb5 (C01) 1-0 Bxf7+ starts Kside attack
Bologan vs A G Aleksandrov, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

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

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

French Tarrasch. Closed 8...g5 (C05) 0-1 Nice interference
Joel Benjamin vs G Battaglini, 2012
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

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

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

Scandinavian Def: Modern. Gipslis Var (B01) 1/2-Midwest Masters
M Brooks vs T Braunlich, 2005 
(B01) Scandinavian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

Spanish Closed (C88) 1-0 Clearance! Everything must go!
I Cheparinov vs Z Almasi, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

A short "sister kisser", but you gotta love the Benko Gambit
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2007 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

Slav Def Chameleon Advance System (D15) 0-1 Two hogs on the 2nd
Beliavsky vs Acs, 2008 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Q sac decoy to N fork
N Firman vs Areshchenko, 2008 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 18 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C96) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Robson vs V Bhat, 2009 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 52 moves, 0-1

Direct brilliant attack on king leads to won end game
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Bled Attack (D17) 1-0 Gruesome pin
Bacrot vs Bareev, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Terrific and tenacious win from GM Bacrot!
Bacrot vs Anand, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 0-1 R enters White's camp
Anand vs Caruana, 2013 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 0-1

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

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

Amazing N vs N endgame technique by Maurice Ashley!
Ashley vs L Christiansen, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 50 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Mecking Var (A39) 1/2-Amazing Def
Jobava vs Y Bayram, 2002 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

QGD. Charousek (Petrosian) Var (D31) 0-1 MC 2009 blitz WC
Anand vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 15 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
Carlsen vs Adams, 2007 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 77 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 0-1Exchange sac
Bacrot vs Carlsen, 2008 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 62 moves, 0-1

Game 34 inChess Secrets: Heroes of Classical Chess by Pritchett
Carlsen vs Anand, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 77 moves, 1-0

Game 4 in Ruy Lopez: Move by Move by Neil McDonald
Carlsen vs Beliavsky, 2006 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Open, Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 Check & Fork LPDO!
Carlsen vs S Agdestein, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 48 in The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames by Stephen Giddins.
Carlsen vs Azmaiparashvili, 2005 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

G14: Champions of the New Millennium by Ftacnik, Kopec & Browne
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

G18: Fighting Chess w/Magnus Carlsen by Mikhalchishin & Stetsko
Carlsen vs Adams, 2006 
(A17) English, 73 moves, 1-0

2007 Game Of The Year according to IM Max Notkin's jury
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 wwall says it all
Barsov vs Al Rakib Mollah Abdullah, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 14 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez, Marshall Attk. Modern (C89) 1/2- Sac for perpetual +
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2005 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Photo
Anand vs Adams, 2005 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def (C65) 0-1 Squeezing water from rock
Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 67 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Carlsen 2013 World Championship rd 5
Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Reshevsky Var (E46) 1-0 "...one of the worst"
Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

QID. Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch, Quiet Line (E15)0-1 B shuffle win
Bacrot vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense Nd7 & dxe4 (C41) 1-0 blitz video link
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Informant Golden w/instructive Ps
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Italian Game 5.c3 6.d3 (C50) 1-0 Exchange sac generates action
Carlsen vs Adams, 2016 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 66 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Anand 2014 World Championship rd 11
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

Dutch Stonewall. Modern vs Dbl Fio (A90) 0-1 Passers
Anand vs Carlsen, 2015 
(A90) Dutch, 36 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio vs Dutch Stonewall. Modern (A90) 0-1 Weak Ps drop off
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2015 
(A90) Dutch, 52 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Qside Sac Attack!
E Berg vs M Atabayev, 2011 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Caruana vs Aronian, 2014 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 66 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Aronian, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

B Bok vs M Bluvshtein, 2011 
(B07) Pirc, 34 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Carlsen, 2014 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 70 moves, 0-1

French Def Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 1-0
E Alekseev vs L'Ami, 2013 
(C01) French, Exchange, 78 moves, 1-0

delete
C J Corte vs Jacobo Bolbochan, 1946 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 1-0

QGD. Lasker Def (D56) 1/2-1/2 Aronian's manuever
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2014 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Beadle vs L E Bjorn, 2014 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Italian Var (C50) 1-0 She got caught
T Abrahamyan vs C Baginskaite, 2013 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

D Andreikin vs Caruana, 2014 
(B01) Scandinavian, 64 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 Defense: Main Lines (B01) 1/2-1/2 Dbl B sac
Joel Benjamin vs J Bartholomew, 2003 
(B01) Scandinavian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

M Apicella vs C Bauer, 2003 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

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