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On the Edge of Fredthebear's Cliff Trail
Compiled by fredthebear

This is another Fredthebear collection split.

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.

* Here's a link to some fabulous chess brilliancies:

* Tips and the Blue Knights games:

* Here's a link to Morphy Miniatures:

* Here's a link to a simple tactics course using miniatures:

* Secrets of Combination from naku1964: Game Collection: Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters Volume II

* 23 pages of King's Gambit (over 2000 games) wins by Black!
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

This shows how to win in a dozen moves -- WITHOUT A QUEEN!!
Tarrasch vs Schroder, 1890 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A06) 0-1 Q+ & fork LPDO Bishop
M Bluemich vs Lokvenc, 1926 
(A06) Reti Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Spielmann Def (A32) 0-1Deflect
Kurkletis vs Vasiukov, 1957 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 11 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Kside Fianchetto (A48) 0-1 P fork trick, remove gu
H High vs Keene, 1964 
(A48) King's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

Dutch Leningrad 8...Qe8 (A85) 0-1 Dbl R sacrifice
L Piasetski vs V Kovacevic, 1977 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 23 moves, 0-1

Grob Opening: Spike. Hurst Attack (A00) 1-0 Correspondence
Grob vs Lenherr, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

N on the 6th forks Q & mating square A00 1-0 18
C Bloodgood vs B Brown, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening (A00) 1-0 The Black queen falls in 7 moves
C Bloodgood vs H Mizesko, 1975 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Black resigns prematurely
Koltanowski vs NN, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening 1...e5 2...Ne7 (A00) 1-0 Q trap, pins, activity
G Welling vs E Bongers, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Mieses Opening 1.d3 (A00) 1-0 Deflection / Remove the Defender
J Henningsen vs R Borik, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Dougherty Gambit (A00) 1-0 Legall's #
D Gedult vs Melchior, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst), Hector Gambit (A00) 0-1 Support mate coming
A Aasum vs L Frenzel, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Baltic Defense (A00) 0-1 Pin exchange, Skewer+
De Jong vs A Van 't Riet, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening, Exchange Trap (A00) 1-0Pawn grabbing both ways
P Morriss vs J McDonnell, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 4 moves, 1-0

Taylor's Theorem: if you can't beat 'em, draw 'em.
N Goodhue vs R Taylor, 2011 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Q sac tags NN in six!
NN vs Du Mont, 1802 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Garry flipping the Bird at age 12 using a reversed Curry
Romanishin vs Kasparov, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 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: 1.f4 f5 2.e4 Wagner-Zwitersch Gambit (A02) 1-0
Bird vs Gelbfuhs, 1873 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: 1.f4 f5 2.e4 Wagner-Zwitersch Gambit (A02) 1/2-
Pelikan vs Alekhine, 1936 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird Opening: Anti-Bird Var (A02) 1-0 Both 0-0-0; BsxNs
Nimzowitsch vs Kmoch, 1927 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Ch. 12 Nimzowitsch/Larsen Attack by Raymond Keene
Nimzowitsch vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: General (A02) 1-0 NxNf6 robs the pin
Koltanowski vs Reinhold, 1931 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Anti-Bird/Exchange Dbl Stonewall (A02) 1-0 Arabian # next
Albin vs J Mieses, 1903 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 34 in Steve Giddins' 50 Essential Chess Lessons
J M Hodgson vs Short, 1987 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 62 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Anti-Bird Var (A02) 1-0 Both 0-0-0; Kside P storm
K Neil vs D Finnie, 1994
(A02) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Anti-Bird Var (A02) 1-0 Both 0-0-0; Kside P storm
K Neil vs W Mather, 1994 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Bird, From Gambit x1. 2Knights (A02) 1-0 Inflict doubled pawns
H Danielsen vs R Hardarson, 2001 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 What will s/he do next?
B Lowenthal vs K Wendeker, 1934 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Delayed Fool's Mate: Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) · 0-1
J Bodvarsson vs F Olafsson, 1947 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1 w/8...Qxd4#
R MacBrayne vs Crichton, 1980 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

Game 70: The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
NN vs M Bier, 1905 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Boden's Mate w/a Q
Krauthauser vs Herrmann, 1934 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02)1-0 Q sac, Boden's #
Eliascheff vs NN, 1948 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Variation (A02) 0-1 P moves
Barney vs Mccrum, 1969 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From G. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1 Qxh2 sac to promote
Glicksteen vs E Lawrence, 1971 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit - the wrong variation (A02) 1-0
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From G. 2 Knights (A02) 1-0 White survives K walk
H Danielsen vs Pokorna, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening 1.f4 f5 - the Crow Defense beats Bent Larsen
Larsen vs P Trifunovic, 1960 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Schlechter Gambit - Uncommon in 1852 (A02) 1-0
A Simons vs Smith, 1852 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 1-0 Discovery, Pins
Zukertort vs Schmidt, 1869 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 1-0 Black misses P
J Wuttke vs J M Matisson, 1999 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Bird-Larsen Attack (D00) Quite beautiful break thru & finish
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Anti-Bird BxNf3 both 0-0 (A02) 0-1 Connected Ps
Obukhov vs Sundararajan, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Classical Bird 7.Nc3 (A02) 1-0 Mishandled pawns
J Redmond vs S Chevannes, 2008 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 48 moves, 1-0

Bird's, From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 1-0Excellent anticipation
A Muzychuk vs V Solovjova, 2009 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Anti-Bird Bg4 (A02) 1-0 Weak pawns
V Pechenkin vs I Aird, 2009 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Bird 1f4 (A02) 0-1Sac, Fork, Pin, Discovery, Skewer, Overload P
A Penkov vs A Giri, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 45 moves, 0-1

From Gambit with interesting 3 e6 variation (better is 3 exd6)
J G Costa vs H Herath, 2010
(A02) Bird's Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 1-0 A dangerous K walk, pin
G Goles vs A Monteiro, 2009 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 3.Nf3 is winning for White
I Schomann vs M Amini, 2007 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit 3.Nf3 4.e4 (A02) 1-0 Both 0-0-0. N EG
P Rozanov vs V Utkin, 2013
(A02) Bird's Opening, 65 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Williams Gambit (A02) 1-0 Reversed Englund G mini
Myers vs NN, 1985 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Var vs Bg4 (A03) 0-1 Sac Black QxR, B, P
Smyslov vs G Ilivitsky, 1955 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 43 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch (A03) 1-0 Extra piece
Schiffers vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1904
(A03) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Photo-copy (w/colors reversed) of Ed. Lasker - Sir G.A. Thomas
NN vs R Crepeaux, 1923 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 0-1 The worst way to start
Van Kessel vs Rensen, 1990 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

"The Pearl of Poznan"; Bird Opening, sacs for passers
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch (A03) 1-0 White unravels from squeeze
K Treybal vs K Skalicka, 1921
(A03) Bird's Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 1-0 Open g-file
Antoshin vs J Kostro, 1971
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch (Larsen) Var (A03) 1-0 R sac, R lift...
E Canal vs E Paoli, 1966 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 1-0 Pawns trap bishop
L N Jensen vs M Floer, 2007 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 14 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

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

Bird Opening: Dutch Bb5 vs Bg4 (A03) 1-0 P lever vs 0-0-0
S Williams vs D J Ledger, 2014 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

Uncommon but not unsound Pirc/Modern (A04) 0-1 Deflection fails
D J Hacche vs I Bjelobrk, 2001
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Zukertort: Lisitsyn Gambit (A04) · 1-0 Must Know Crusher
H Haberditz vs Hysek, 1938 
(A04) Reti Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Zukertort: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 0-1 Must know crusher
S Panzalovic vs O Dancevski, 1990 
(A04) Reti Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

Bird-Larsen Attk (A04) 1-0 VERY efficient model game!
Plachetka vs L Zinn, 1974 
(A04) Reti Opening, 13 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

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

Zukertort vs Black Mustang Def (A04) 0-1Pins save en prise unit
E Moskow vs S Bernstein, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Zukertort, Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 IM Gary Lane's line notes
Keres vs Faltweber, 1932 
(A06) Reti Opening, 18 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

Owen Defense (B00) 0-1 Exchange sac, Rook ending
Paulsen vs Owen, 1862 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack vs French-Sicilian (A07) 1-0Must Know this EG
Zhong Zhang vs D Marciano, 2016 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian e6, Bg7 (A08) 1-0 Force count insufficient
A van Weersel vs M Middelveld, 2007 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense (A09) 1-0 Pawn fork trick
Zaitsik vs Zichulidze, 1976 
(A15) English, 5 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: Anglo-Slav Var (A11) 1-0 Pin to win for White!
J Hoffmann vs M Frenz, 1989
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 11 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13)0-1 67 aint old
I V Kovalenko vs Sveshnikov, 2017 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 0-1

K's English. Two Knights' Keres Var (A23) 0-1Common Qside Unpin
Molero vs A Lootsma, 1980 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 6 moves, 0-1

King's English. Two Knights' Keres Var (A23) 1-0 Deflection
K Tsarouhas vs Kotronias, 2005 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 18 moves, 0-1

K's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 1-0 Two White forks
K Ozols vs P Reid, 1937 
(A25) English, 8 moves, 1-0

English Miniature; Q fork 2 LPDO minors in shooting gallery
Kaprinay vs H Hubner, 1926 
(A25) English, 8 moves, 1-0

An old, lethal queen sac miniature vs. Kside fianchetto defense
Muller vs NN, 1928 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

K's English. 3 Knights System (A27) 1-0 Pin, Q sac>weak squares
P Schoeber vs E Bouwmans, 1981 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 9 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights 4.g3 (A28) 0-1 Pin, Smothered #
D Poldauf vs C Steudtmann, 1980 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 7 moves, 0-1

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

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Q fork
Petrosian vs H Ree, 1971 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 8 moves, 1-0

Game 75 in 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
Bildhauer vs G Janny, 1927 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

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

N unpin Q sac starts trouble. B pin sac, N fork+ ends it.
Keene vs E Fielder, 1964  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Owen's Defense (B00) 1-0 8.Nxe6 creates light square issues
F Tahirov vs S Pukkinen, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

French/Owen's Defense (A40) 1-0 Nxf7, Q sac, Philidor's Legacy
H Namyslo vs R Lau, 1996 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 1/2-1/2 Sac to Perpetual
G Kallai vs K Mokry, 1994 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni / Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43) 1-0 3 simultaneous pins
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(A43) Old Benoni, 12 moves, 1-0

Zwischenzug in the Opening - Immediate recapture not required
A Durao vs S Horta, 1954 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Fast 3 piece attack
M Sabol vs Votava, 1995 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 0-1 Watch the solo K charge!
A Bigg vs Pavel Dimitrov, 2008 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 Deflection & promotion inevitable
A Dunkelblum vs Keres, 1937 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

London System vs Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 P fork, Q+ fork B
V Agzamov vs Veremeichik, 1968 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Capablanca Var (A47) 1-0 Black misses his Bg7
D A Mohrlok vs H Ree, 1976 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 1-0

Budapest G., Fajarowicz Var (A51) 0-1Deflect defender, Discover
M Warren vs Jan Selman, 1932 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest Gambit; Another Q+ & fork LPDO B in shooting gallery
E Gueye vs T Korsano, 1985 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 5 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1, 17 moves. Dbl R sacs, K walk
Helmer vs J Krejcik, 1917 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

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

Benko Gambit: Accepted. P Return Var (A57) 1-0 Greco Mate in 2
Suba vs O Peters, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Zaitsev System (A58) 1-0 The Great R Robbery
G Timoshchenko vs I E Shliahtin, 1990 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 35 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

Janzen-Korchnoi Gambit 2.h3 3.g4 (A80) 1-0 h-file attack, Qg6#
J Bandres Carballo vs D Bustos Serrano, 2001 
(A80) Dutch, 6 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Raphael 3.Bg5 (A80) 1-0Brutal elegance on Qside
Akobian vs P Tregubov, 2009 
(A80) Dutch, 27 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80) 1-0 "Cebalo 13"!
M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014 
(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton G. (A83) 1-0 Simple yet effective, intermezzo+
A Stefanova vs R Tozer, 1997 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense (A85) 0-1 White knight can't take either one!
V Litvinov vs Veresov, 1958 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 13 moves, 0-1

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

Dutch Def. Stonewall. Modern (A90) 0-1 Fantastic Mating Combo
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def. Stonewall. Bd6 Modern Var (A90) 1-0 Light squared Bs
R Palliser vs K H B Allen, 2007
(A90) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Dutch Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky (A97) 0-1 Overwhelmed Kside
I A Horowitz vs Fine, 1934 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 28 moves, 0-1

Ripley loses in 11, believe it or not
J M Ripley vs O Hardy, 1963 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 11 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense 4.h4 (B00) 1-0 White's timely h-file action rules
Wolff vs T Wall, 1985 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense (B00) 1-0 Don't move pawns when pieces need movin'
Lubomir Cierny vs B Berg, 1993
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Borg Gambit: Poisoned Pawn Var (B00) 1-0 W needs 3 pawn moves
J Roscher vs B Bettermann, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Nxf7 sac leads to Philidor's Legacy
Burn vs Owen, 1898 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Minors biting majors
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Uncommon Opening/Modern (B00) 1-0 Smothered Queen
J Cukierman vs NN, 1934 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 0-1 Neat Queen trap threatens mate
Bamber vs R Chranowski, 1986 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandi. Exchange (B00) 1-0 Remove Guard BxNc6+
P Belmondo vs G Gilardi, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Resembles Opera #
Gligoric vs J Rosenstein, 1963 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Keene Var (B00) 1/2-1/2 Kside perpetual elements
A Tate vs Pavel Dimitrov, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

French Exchange. Monte Carlo/Albin CG(C01) 0-1Greed is punished
NN vs Livingstone, 1941 
(C01) French, Exchange, 10 moves, 0-1

FrenchNc6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Copycat first 8 moves wins in 19.
Zukertort vs W Potter, 1875 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 0-1

French Exchange Monte Carlo (C01) 1-0 10.Bxh6 sac Kside attack
Blackburne vs W Potter, 1876 
(C01) French, Exchange, 49 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 0-1 Rook just takes the pawn
K Weissenbach vs A Graf, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 20 moves, 0-1

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1Black rips up Qside
N A Savic vs D Antic, 2013
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

Franco-Sicilian Def: Marshall Gambit (C10) 1-0 Qside Discovery+
B Wall vs J Lippert, 1980 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 1-0

French, Classical Svenonius Var(C10) 0-1Same N&B hit c2, BAD Zw
M Pytel vs E Prie, 1990 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Fort Knox Bd7-Bc6 (C10) 1-0 Fine Arabian #!
Karpov vs Mihajlo Stojanovic, 2007 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 Suspicious fire
Pavel Dimitrov vs Akobian, 2008 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 0-1

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Spielmann (C13) 1-0 Greek gift
Bogoljubov vs NN, 1952 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack (C13) 0-1 White retreats Bishop?
E Hansen vs J Stocek, 2017 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

French, Classical. Alapin Var (C14) 1-0 Q sac sets up 2 N mate
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

French Winawer (C15) 1-0 Qxe6+ sacrifice; Boden's mate
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Fingerslip, Kunin Double Gambit (C15)1-0 Reti # w/R
K Dekker vs W Erler, 1967 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

French Def. Winawer. Poisoned P (C18)1-0 Q can't maintain guard
V Liberzon vs Petrosian, 1964 
(C18) French, Winawer, 15 moves, 1-0

White missed 12.Bxf7+ KxB 13.Ng5+ Kg8 14.Ne6 smothers the Q
Judit Polgar vs Spassky, 1993 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 63 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Euwe Def (D00) 1-0 Bxh6 works
E J Diemer vs M Rauch, 1953 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 0-1 Diemer's own def
K Stummer vs E J Diemer, 1955 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Hübsch Gambit (D00) 1-0 Notes? by Heisman
D Heisman vs D Latzel, 1967  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

BDG. Gedult Gambit 3.f3 (D00) 1-0 Exchange sac, h-file attack
A E Blackmar vs Farrar, 1881 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Gedult Gambit (D00) 1-0 Nxf7!
A E Blackmar vs L S Atkinson, 1884 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

BDG. Ziegler Def 5...c6 (D00) 1-0 White sacs P, R and N!
A L McAuley vs A Montalvan, 1865 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

B-D Gambit: Euwe Def (D00) 1-0 Artful EG sac for passer
E J Diemer vs G Berner, 1951 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 76 moves, 1-0

QGD Baltic Defense (D02) 0-1 Deflect the defender and mate
M Hancas vs E G Reicher, 1987 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

QG Declined: Baltic Def. Q Attack Deferred (D02) 0-1, 10 moves
J van der Linden vs L Svensson, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Colle System vs Reveresed Torre w/e5 (D04) 1-0 Gueridon Mate
S Knight vs V Georgiev, 2008 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy strikes again!
Koltanowski vs J Salazar, 1940 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 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

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

Queen's Gambit Declined: Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Q trap
D Pendergast vs S Siegal, 1971
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Legall's Mate on Qside
Berliner vs A Rott, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Common unpin wins in 11
D Genz vs D Boehmer, 1985 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 1-0

QGD. Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Simul; pawn race to promote
Alekhine vs M Alpert, 1932 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

QGD. Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Remove the Guard
B Wall vs L Martinez, 1972 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 1-0

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

QGA Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO & EAD!!
S Dian Cheri vs Y Makhlouf, 2004 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

QGA. Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0Bxf7+, Ne5+ Unpin, etc
Von Der Lasa vs P Bilguer, 1837 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System M.L. (D19) 0-1 Max Lange's #
Lutsko vs S B Berntsen Sahl, 2007 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 26 moves, 0-1

Old Trap QGA (D20) 1-0 Black needs 3...e5 instead of 3...b5?
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 6 moves, 1-0

QGA. Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Spearhead on the long diagonal
Marshall vs L R Eisenberg, 1904 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted (D20) 1-0 Bf3 skewer coming
H K Mattison vs Tartakower, 1926 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

QGA. Central. Greco Var Bb7 (D20) 0-1 Dbl Attk? Threaten mate!
M Kierzek vs Keene, 1978 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

QGA. Central. Greco Var (D20) 0-1 Railroad Mate is coming!
G Andre vs N Guliyev, 2010 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

QGA. Central Var. Rubinstein Def (D20) 1/2-1/2 Fast Actin' Ps
Ju Wenjun vs Tan Zhongyi, 2018 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA Mannheim Var (D23) 1-0 Violence upon the uncastled king
Taimanov vs Polugaevsky, 1960 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

QGA Mannheim Var (D23)1-0 Mutual Support: Ng5, Bxf7+, Ne6*
Sajtar vs Sliwa, 1947 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

QGA (D25) 1-0 Black can't hold onto the pawn this way
Papacek vs P Jerabek, 1989 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

QGA Smyslov Var (D25) 1-0 Common trap Bxf7+ followed by Ng5+
B Wall vs R Gantt, 1978 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Def (D26) 1-0 Nxf7 & pin
Hebden vs J Howell, 1992 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1-0

QGA. Classical Def. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 Q is a poor defender
A Korobov vs A S Rasmussen, 2008 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 20 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

Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit. ML (D31) 1-0 Pins galore
A Maksimenko vs Krasenkow, 1995 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Both sides assault the c-pawn
N I Grekov vs N Grigoriev, 1919 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 10 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

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

Queen's Gambit Declined: Pseudo-Tarrasch Var (D50) 0-1 Pin
V F Kelly vs L Levy, 1972 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 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 Cambridge Springs (D52) 0-1 Discovery Dbl Attack
B Wall vs D Erb, 1982 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def. Russian. Accelerated (D81) 1-0 Q forks both EADs
I Khairullin vs I V Kovalenko, 2011
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Sac & Q Trap
Veitch vs J Penrose, 1950 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

QID Classical. Traditional (E17) 1-0 Discovery on the diagonals
H Karner vs Mass, 1971 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 9 moves, 1-0

(E18) QID, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 12 moves, 1-0 Double Attack
M Heinicke vs Seitz, 1934 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 12 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Romanishin Var (E20) 0-1 Discovery Dbl Attk
V Greenwalt vs B Wall, 1983 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 8 moves, 0-1

NID: Kmoch Var (E20) 1-0 Simul slaughter on the diagonals
Carlsen vs B Berkowitz, 2016
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

"Every move - no matter how obvious - must be checked". -- Capa
Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

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

Nimzo-Indian Defense (E46) 1-0 Protected unpin wins a pawn
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 9 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian, Normal Var. Schlechter Def (E52) 1-0 Bs trap Q
A Lugovoi vs Balashov, 2003 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 12 moves, 1-0

KID. Smyslov Var (E61) 1-0 Watch the bishops bake the cake
Akobian vs A Khruschiov, 2000 
(E61) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

KID. Classical Fianchetto BxBh6 (E67) 1-0 Q forks f7+ and Nc3
Lombardy vs E Winslow, 1976 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 23 moves, 1-0

KID. 4 Pawns Attack. Normal (E77) 0-1 One rook or the other.
Zhaoqin Peng vs Judit Polgar, 1990 
(E77) King's Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

KID. Zinnowitz Var (E90) 1-0 Youth off-hand game
Fischer vs J Altusky, 1954 
(E90) King's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

KID. Petrosian. Normal Def (E93) 0-1 Tie down, cross pin, zw+
B Wexler vs Fischer, 1960 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 40 moves, 0-1

Sodium Attack Na3 (A00) 1-0 A good place to spend the knightf6
Carlsen vs S Grover, 2018 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: General(A00) 1/2-Castle by hand - fianchetto
Sveshnikov vs Alburt, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird, Dutch Var. Batavo Gambit is a Grand Prix Q sac (A02) 1-0
D Mackenzie vs D Pruess, 2006 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: General (A09) 1-0 BxN robs the pinned pawn
E Campbell vs J McBride, 2009 
(A09) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical (A30) 0-1 A good scrap
R Hovhannisyan vs J K Duda, 2015 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 116 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Hedgehog Def (A30) 1-0 Mayet's #
G Jones vs P Carlsson, 2016 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Def./Benoni (A40) 0-1 Careful defense of en prise units
X Avila Jimenez vs D Larino Nieto, 2011 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Double Fianchetto (A41) 1-0 Greco's # is coming!
Saidy vs H Karner, 1973 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 28 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: London System (A46)0-1 a3, Nc3 poised b-pawn lurks
S Kovacevic vs Tiviakov, 1998
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 0-1

QGD D61 0-1 28 Checkmate patterns discussion
W C Palmer vs E G Sergeant, 1908 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

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

Modern Defense: Bg7 Fianchetto (A40) 1-0 Raking Bishops conquer
J Krassowizkij vs M Kill, 2017 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13) 0-1 Black's Elephant Trap
Werner vs Makhno, 1990 
(A13) English, 9 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Dutch Var (A04) 1/2-1/2 KEG annotates!
W Cohn vs Von Popiel, 1900 
(A04) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle System / QGD (D04) 1-0 Deflection Q sac unblocks passer
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

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