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The Last Romantic Harkened Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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Battlefield of Life

I make this pledge to you alone,
that I shall serve your royal throne.
My silver sword, I gladly wield.
Squares eight times eight the battlefield.

With Knights upon their mighty steed
the front line pawns have vowed to bleed
and neither Queen shall ever yield.
Squares eight times eight the battlefield.

The castle walls protect our back
and Bishops plan for their attack;
a master plan that is concealed.
Squares eight times eight the battlefield.

For chess is but a game of life
and I your Queen, a loving wife
shall guard my liege and raise my shield.
Squares eight times eight the battlefield.
-- Anonymous

"We cannot resist the fascination of sacrifice, since a passion for sacrifices is part of a chessplayer's nature."

--- Spielmann

White walks right into it, against a great attacking player
J Schenkein vs Spielmann, 1910 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 42 in Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs M Walter, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 54 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine.
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Munich 1926- first brilliancy prize
Spielmann vs H Gebhardt, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian O'Kelly. Normal System (B28) 1-0 Check your bags
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1921 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 75 moves, 1-0

Game 7: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Spielmann vs R Wahle, 1926 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

Reinfeld & Chernev, "Fireside Book of Chess", p.333
Spielmann vs Stoltz, 1930 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 72 in Secrets of Practical Chess by John Nunn
Spielmann vs C L C Dekker, 1934 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 43 in The Hypermodern Game of Chess by Savielly Tartakower
Spielmann vs G Oskam, 1923 
(C13) French, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 42 in Richard Reti's book Masters of the Chessboard
Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1-0 Pins and Skewers
Spielmann vs E Cohn, 1907 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 34 in The Art of Sacrifice in Chess by Rudolph Spielmann
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

G70 in Elements of Combination Play in Chess by Fred Reinfeld
Spielmann vs Hromadka, 1922 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG Charousek Gambit Old Line (C32) 1-0Nice Qside attk
Spielmann vs E Wadling, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 231 in 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Spielmann vs J Moeller, 1920 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 24 in The Art of Sacrifice in Chess by Rudolf Spielmann
Spielmann vs Reti, 1912 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

KGA. Muzio Gambit Brentano Def (C37) 1-0 Interference
Spielmann vs Leonhardt, 1912 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

KGA. Allgaier Gambit Urusov Attack (C39) 1-0 land, sea & air!!
Spielmann vs M Elyashiv, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Semmering 1926- clear 1st
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mason Countergambit (C40) 0-1 Blazin' h-file
J W te Kolste vs Spielmann, 1925 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

G14Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the ChessMasters by Reinfeld
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1911  
(C49) Four Knights, 37 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0
Spielmann vs L Forgacs, 1912
(C49) Four Knights, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 9: 500 Master Games - Book 1 (Tartakower/du Mont)
Spielmann vs Duras, 1907 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 1-0

Game # 83 in Andrew Soltis' book, "The 100 Best."
Tarrasch vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Worrall Attk Delayed castlin (C86) 0-1 N pair
Reti vs Spielmann, 1908 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 0-1 Weak dbld Ps
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1928 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

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

Game 27 in The Art of Sacrifice in Chess by Rudolf Spielmann
Leonhardt vs Spielmann, 1906 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

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