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2008+ Fredthebear knows of Barry Soetoro B, C
Compiled by fredthebear
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We live in a world where "the latest is the greatest" but it simply is not so.

Strongest chess tournament?!
In 2011, the Tal Memorial in Moscow was a Category 22 tournament, with an average rating of 2776, making it the strongest tournament ever. Four players were rated 2800 or more. (FTB says modern ratings are badly bloated, always going up like inflation and the cost of living whether it's deserved or not.)

Quick, name the top five players at that tournament. Yeah, that's what I thought would happen.

Highest official FIDE rating
The highest Elo rating a player has ever received from FIDE, the World Chess Federation, is 2872, which Magnus Carlsen achieved on the February 2013 list. (FTB says don't have a tizzy if FTB does not update this immediately after the mark is surpassed.)

Largest rating lead
On the July 1972 FIDE rating list, Bobby Fischer’s rating of 2785 was 125 points ahead of the second-highest rated player, then-reigning World Champion Boris Spassky (2660).

Highest performance rating
Bobby Fischer had the highest performance rating of 3080 when he defeated Bent Larsen by the score of 6-0.

FTB says this is why players from different eras really cannot be compared. There is little doubt that Bobby Fischer in his prime would crush Magnus Carlsen in his prime (Fischer played to win and whipped the Soviet Union handily; Carlsen is too happy w/the draw). Boris Spassky's universal playing style would be a good match-up for Carlsen. Now you can blow a gasket!

* 21st Century: Game Collection: 21st Century Masterpieces - First decade (2000)

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Sprearhead... seize open lines
R Mamedov vs J Mullon, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 e7 under fire; remove the guard
J Stopa vs S Greanias, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack: Yugoslav Var (A07) 0-1Discovery Mate in 2
A Dunnington vs I Hera, 2012 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 / Nh6 French Advance (A40) 0-1 Up the exchange
G Yiapanis vs V Sipila, 2010 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Horwitz Defense / Dutch vs Zuke (A40) 0-1 Kside crusher
P Deshmukh vs B Thipsay, 2008 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

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

Franco-Nimzowitsch 4...b6 (B00) 1-0Black K 0-0-0 stripped of Ps
T Abrahamyan vs W M Duckworth, 2012 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Mieses-Kotroc (B01) 1-0 Nxf7 shades of Alekhine
Movsesian vs K Piorun, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 18 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Normal? (B02) 1-0 Which Q wins? Dbl R sac
Shirov vs B Dagenais, 2012 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen, Miles Line (B04) 1-0 N+ robs pin
O Johannesson vs H Haga, 2012 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 13 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Standard (B06) 1-0 Outpost on 6th, Spearhead, Q sac
C van Oosterom vs P Hulshof, 2009 
(B06) Robatsch, 23 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Byrne Var (B07) 1-0 Hit from all sides
I Kurnosov vs M Dzhumaev, 2008 
(B07) Pirc, 15 moves, 1-0

Wing Gambit vs Caro-Kann Def (B10) 1-0 Black can't figure out N
M Surtees vs J Houska, 2008 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Two Knights Attk (B11) 0-1 White attacks himself
Stripunsky vs Onischuk, 2012 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 11 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. 4.h4 Tal Var (B12) 1-0 0-0-0 victory
G Jones vs K Stokke, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Pretty crazy chess - both players
Shirov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 She ate forbidden fruit
L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 0-1 Spearhead
T Shadrina vs V Gunina, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Modern Variation (B12) 1-0 Greek gift battle
I-Chen Chen vs R Khimulu, 2012
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. Short Var (B12) 0-1 Like a French Def
Short vs V Laznicka, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Handshake Declined? 1-0 It's a head-shaker.
Short vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(B20) Sicilian, 1 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 If QxN then Discovered+
E Gutschi vs N Shalnev, 2010 
(B20) Sicilian, 7 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 She got caught pokin' about
M Pesa vs G Jones, 2011 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

09 World Blitz Ch: Sicilian Lasker-Dunne Attack; Remove the Def
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, McDonnell Attack (B21) 1-0 Miniature: Smothered mate
V Disawal vs M Anshuman, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 21 moves, 1-0

S-M Gambit Accepted Kan Formation (B21) 1-0 16 move crush of IM
M Esserman vs J Sarkar, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 Trampled by kNights
N Birtwistle vs S N Longson, 2009 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Closed/Grand Prix (B23) 1-0 Resourceful attack!
G Jones vs A Zarkaj, 2008
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Rook sac busts pawns
G Jones vs C Boikanyo, 2011 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Traditional (B25) 1-0 Intermezzo discipline
I Makka vs A Papathanasiou, 2008
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B25) 1-0 Astonishing central battle!
Navara vs Sasikiran, 2009 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 55 in Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B30) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian (B30) 0-1 Capture-Recapture then Q+ & fork LPDO B
V Giasi vs J Izijk, 2012 
(B30) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 1-0 Smothered #
R Giblon vs L Hendon, 2011 
(B33) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian e6, d6, a6. Open (B40) 1-0 R sac maintains d7 pin
Y Zhou vs S Williams, 2012 
(B40) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Shabalov and Shirov are the living remnants of Tal.
Shabalov vs Stripunsky, 2010 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Gain time on the Black Q
Y Kryvoruchko vs Smirin, 2008 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 White surges forward
Akopian vs Lautier, 2009 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Modern Variations (B50) 1-0 A masterstroke!!
B Kovanova vs N Pogonina, 2010 
(B50) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Chekhover (B53) 1-0 BAM! Game over!
H Seifert vs M Szmyd, 2009 
(B53) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Levenfish (B71) 1-0 Pin, Remove the Guard
A Moiseenko vs M Moskwinski, 2010
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B78) 0-1Discovery; overloaded Q
L Nemkova vs D Hahalev, 2010 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 12 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78) 0-1 R bites
G Swathi vs N Pogonina, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 25 moves, 0-1

Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Soltis Var (B79) 0-1 Like Clockwork
A Sterck vs A Zubarev, 2012 
(B79) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 12.h4, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Discovery
I Cheparinov vs J Cortes Lizano, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 0-1 Ns pluckin' Ps & more
N Akylbekov vs Zhou Jianchao, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Najdorf Var (B94) 1-0 Impressive Demolition
Kotronias vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B94) The Black Q pays for snatching b-pawn
Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2010 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 0-1 Bxb2+ Decoy
G Mittermayr vs C Kleijn, 2009 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B95) 0-1 White should play NxN instead of BxB
Shabalov vs Baklan, 2009 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 12 moves, 0-1

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

French Defense: Chigorin 2.Qe2 (C00)1-0 Q&N work well together
V Sanduleac vs C Paun, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

French Exchange 5.c4 (C01) 0-1 Bishop sac destroys pawn shield
Jakovenko vs Grischuk, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Resembles Milner-Barry Gambit
O Reeh vs C Mann, 2008 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein, Blackburne Def. (C10) 0-1 Check & Defend h7
P Charbonneau vs H A Hussein Al-Ali, 2008 
(C10) French, 13 moves, 0-1

French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1Na4 has 3 guards
I V Kovalenko vs Zhou Weiqi, 2009 
(C11) French, 20 moves, 0-1

The phrase 'hollow men' comes from 'Julius Caesar' by Shakespea
R W Smith vs R Hart, 2009 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

French A-C Attk, Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0 She offered
S Khader vs A El Arousy, 2010 
(C13) French, 19 moves, 1-0

French Winawer Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 0-1 h-file bomb
K O'Brien vs D Salter, 2008 
(C15) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 0-1 Raid half-open files
F Libiszewski vs Rozentalis, 2010 
(C18) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 0-1

1.e4 e5 2.a3? (C20) 0-1 White is foolin' about
M Surtees vs G Lane, 2009 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 Watch your backdoor!
A Vihmand vs H Haavamae, 2012 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var(C34) 0-1This game does not disappoint
Robson vs Bacrot, 2011 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

KGA Double Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 A very eventful game
J Yoos vs M Barron, 2011 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

KGA. Double Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 Pins on files, 7th rank
M Lanzani vs M Sheskin, 2010 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Lion. Sozin Var (C41)1-0 Q sac->royal family fork
B Savchenko vs S Yudin, 2010 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 5.g4 Shirov Gambit (C41) 1-0 Ks on orignal squares
Shirov vs L Cyborowski, 2008 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 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

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Wham! Bam!
Ponomariov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Chigorin Var (C42) 1-0 Q trap
Sutovsky vs E Inarkiev, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 0-1 Q pawn grab gets trapped
Jobava vs Grischuk, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 1-0 Nxg7!
V Gashimov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 16 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Impressive use of diagonals
V N Ghate vs U Ashwini, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1-0 Q sac for Philidor's Legacy
B Yildiz vs L Batory, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52)1-0 Original
Hector vs M Antonsen, 2010 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52) 1-0 Clearance sac fails
J Mehringer vs K Johannesson, 2012 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical (C53) 1-0 A terrible hangover
Z Andriasian vs M Litwiniec, 2010 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0Unusual White Ns
C Bauer vs J M Iruzubieta Villaluenga, 2010 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 Remove the defender
T Finnbogadottir vs H Ragnarsson, 2011
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Accepted (C56) 1-0 Rob the Pin
P Gayson vs S Beukema, 2012 
(C56) Two Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Ana Mate idea
S Collins vs T Spanton, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange. Normal Var (C69) 0-1, 23 moves, Q blunder
Bacrot vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 1/2- Sibling Rivalry
N Kosintseva vs T Kosintseva, 2011 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 Fishin' Pole catch
K Haznedaroglu vs J Isaev, 2010 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Attack vs NY System (A07) 1-0 Make a bigger threat
Vasiukov vs Anatoly Bykhovsky, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

KIA/Sicilian Closed (A07) 1-0 Impressive Discovery/Interference
K Shanava vs N Umudova, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

KIA / Hungarian / Closed Sicilian (A07) 1-0 Bold Arabian Mate
Robson vs A Udeshi, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 Rare checkmate in 3 w/kNight pair
R Mamedov vs M Panchanathan, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 85 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack vs Sicilian/French (A08)1-0 P wedge on 6th
Ponomariov vs D Sadzikowski, 2010 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense, Declined 2.e5?! (B01) 0-1 She Danced
J H Rasmussen vs S Salomonsson, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 57 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.Be2 (B01) 1-0 White survives discomfort
K Tjolsen vs S Marder, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 1-0 Beautiful pawn sac
R Hess vs Tiviakov, 2011 
(B01) Scandinavian, 44 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd6 Schiller-Pytel Var (B01) 1-0 2 pawns thrust
R Edouard vs M Stockmann, 2011 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts (B01) 0-1 Unusual Kside Def
Caruana vs D Milanovic, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr...Qd6, 3.Nf3 Nf6(B01) 0-1 Black is handy w/the knight
A D Green vs A Dunnington, 2012
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Qd6 Delayed, 3.Nf3 4.Be2 (B01) 1-0 Interesting MG
H Stevic vs Nisipeanu, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 55 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3..Qd8-Ilundain. Capa's unpin opening trap in action
A Raetsky vs Wolfgang Schmid, 2012 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 1-0Greek gift clears the room
D Charochkina vs M Foisor, 2012 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard Defense (B06) 1-0 Sudden B sacrifice
R Hess vs Ehlvest, 2009 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense (B06) 0-1Penetrate, Remove guard, Add attackers
A Barrett vs M Rakic, 2012
(B06) Robatsch, 29 moves, 0-1

Endgame mate in the corner w/K, N and passed a/h-pawns!
N Pogonina vs Tan Zhongyi, 2010 
(B07) Pirc, 69 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Austrian Attk. Weiss (B09) 1-0 Instructive Kside Attk
Y Dembo vs G Mammadova, 2010 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Opposite color Bs EG
R Hess vs K Odeh, 2009 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 48 moves, 1-0

B11 Caro-Kann Def. Two Knights Var (B11) 1-0 Q sac of sorts
N Ziaziulkina vs N Paikidze, 2010 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 40 moves, 1-0

It's a doozy, and legitimate this time?!
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Maroczy Variation (B12) 1-0 Eccentric Chess
Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Black has weak pawns
Adams vs A Summerscale, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Maroczy 3.f3 (B12) 1-0 7.Bxf7+ Unpin toys w/Black
B Savchenko vs F Aghasiyeva, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Adv. Short (B12) 0-1 Held hostage by supported passer
Movsesian vs Svidler, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 64 moves, 0-1

GK says this draw was action-packed
A Muzychuk vs Sutovsky, 2012 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance (B12) 1-0 800 pages of kibitz
The World vs Akobian, 2012 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Main Line (B15) 0-1 Q sac for Philidor's Legacy
V Da Vilhete vs R Arias Formoso, 2006 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 0-1

C-K Classical Main lines (B18) 1-0 Arabian Mate in 2 moves
Kotronias vs F Vallejo Pons, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

C-K, Classical (B18) 1-0 Decoy, clearance & deflection
Kamsky vs Seirawan, 2012 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

"Turkish Delight". Best game of the Chess Olympiad 2012
S Milliet vs V Gunina, 2012 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 59 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1Exchange to win the exchange
C Louw vs A Gupta, 2011 
(B20) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Pin Def (B21) 0-1 Royal threats
J Stopa vs Kosteniuk, 2011
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin. Stoltz Attack Ivanchuk Line (B22) 0-1 Amazing
Rybka vs Houdini, 2011 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 53 moves, 0-1

Sic 2.c3 Alapin, Stoltz Attack (B22) 1-0 White rook rides high!
Tiviakov vs Lagno, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 38 moves, 1-0

Sic 2.c3 Alapin, Stoltz Attack (B22) 1-0 Fabulous penetration
Stripunsky vs N Managadze, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 Q vs 3 minor pieces
C Ali Marandi vs Y Sari, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 54 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Hyperaccelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind (B27) 0-1
B Bok vs K Lie, 2010 
(B27) Sicilian, 55 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Penetration, connected passers
Judit Polgar vs V Ikonnikov, 2012 
(B30) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk Fio (B31)1-0 N sac
B Yildiz vs I Krush, 2008 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fichetto (B31) 1-0 R trap
M Arribas vs G Heinatz, 2012 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Triple on h-file w/Q sac, skewers
Robson vs Khachiyan, 2011 
(B32) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov(B33) 1-0Get the Q in close
Nakamura vs Shirov, 2010 
(B33) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 0-1 Remove the defender!
L Henry vs Fedorowicz, 2011 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Polugaevsky (B42) 1-0 Not the ending I expected
Nakamura vs A David, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 76 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

Jakovenko was repeating moves which gave Morozevich time to imp
Jakovenko vs Morozevich, 2008 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 57 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Four Knights (B45) 1-0 Topalov reminds some of Keres
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Four Knights (B45) 1-0Q sac for Philidor's Legacy
M Aulia vs K Lyons, 2012 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Battle for center; skewer+ next
Shirov vs Mamedyarov, 2008 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 kNight discovery+ forks B
Bacrot vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Four pawns harass black like beetles (or beatles)
A Timofeev vs D Khismatullin, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0 Remove the Guard/Discovery
M Arribas vs D Citra, 2012 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0 Kside attack heets up 7th
Carlsen vs Anand, 2012 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

World Champion of 1978 beats World Champion of 2008.
Kosteniuk vs Chiburdanidze, 2008 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical Kantscher (B66) 1-0 Q tuck
Akopian vs Mamedyarov, 2008 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 26 moves, 1-0

Sic Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1-0 Both 0-0-0, Decoy, Pin
W So vs Sasikiran, 2011 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
V Vasilescu vs N Stanec, 2012 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 36 moves, 1-0

Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov (B76) 0-1 Outrageous swindle
Efimenko vs R Forster, 2011 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov (B76) 1-0 Black fizzled
N Pogonina vs N Dzagnidze, 2009 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Nakamura allows Black to queen with check
Nakamura vs Robson, 2012 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B77) 0-1 Promotion
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B77) 1/2-1/2 A hard fight
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B77) 1-0 Who's pinning who?
Anand vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78) 1-0QDeflection!
Judit Polgar vs Kaidanov, 2010 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 36 moves, 1-0

Annotated by Timman in the latest New In Chess Magazine, 2008/8
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B78) 0-1 2 Spearheads, 2 R sacs
D Wiebe vs B Sambuev, 2011 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1Chaotic Insanity
Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 76 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attk (B81) 1-0Skewer removes guard
Nakamura vs Ponomariov, 2009 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Nice unpin. The Bishop's motor was running!
Anand vs R Kempinski, 2010 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk 100 selected games-Kalinichenko's book
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 49 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 If BxP, then Pin to Win
A Lastin vs K Maslak, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 1-0

Masterful Anand win over Topalov 5th Best Game in Informant 102
Anand vs Topalov, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90) 1-0 6.Qf3? works
Short vs N Grandelius, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Q sac for K hunt
J Zawadzka vs L Schut, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 1-0 Dismantle pawn shield
I Nepomniachtchi vs D Frolyanov, 2011 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Scheveningen. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Spearhead
Carlsen vs Ponomariov, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 31 moves, 1-0

ChessCafe.com: Polgar on Chess-"best of 2008"
Akopian vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. English Attk Anti-English (B90) 1-0Underpromo Win!
Akopian vs Karjakin, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 71 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack Anti-English (B90) 1-0
P Ponkratov vs E Schiendorfer, 2012 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0Who needs SIX Queens?
E Szalanczy vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf (B94) 1-0 This game will drive you nuts
A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 15.Nxd5 thematic sac, exchange sac
Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2010 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 The castled K wins again
Jobava vs H H Hernandez, 2008 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Bishop sac on move 9!
S Sjugirov vs Van Wely, 2009 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B96) 1-0 Scintillating
E Berg vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97) 0-1 "The Tight Rope Game"
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

* Judy: “When you misbehave and refuse to accept responsibilit
Karjakin vs D Kokarev, 2012 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Najdorf. Traditional Line (B98) 1-0 Body-Head!
B Savchenko vs V Nedilko, 2010 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Zugzwang; it's not just a scrabble killer!
Stripunsky vs Nakamura, 2010 
(C00) French Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

US Champ 2012 French: La Bourdonnais Variation (C00), 1-0
Nakamura vs Seirawan, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

French Two Knights (C00) 0-1 White declines perpetual+ draw
S Sathyanandha vs B P Jovanovic, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

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 Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 0-1 Semi-Smothered Mate
J Mullon vs H Daurelle, 2011 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

French Exchange Bg4 pin, Nc6 (C01) 0-1 Both castle long
G Pogosian vs O V Nikolenko, 2010 
(C01) French, Exchange, 34 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 1-0 Lawnmower
N Miezis vs A A Lopez, 2008
(C01) French, Exchange, 38 moves, 1-0

French Exchange 5.c4 (C01) 1-0 Rook endgame
Tkachiev vs Morozevich, 2008
(C01) French, Exchange, 57 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 1-0 Sham Q sac; two Ns on 6th
Tkachiev vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 He walked into it
Nakamura vs S Williams, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance. Wade Var (C02) 0-1 Criss-crossed Bs
M Knoth vs V Novikov, 2008
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 0-1

French Adv 6.a3 Nh6 7.b4 Lputian (C02) 0-1 Snazzy Dbl R sac
J Smeets vs D Brandenburg, 2011 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 White sacs 2 Qs for material
T Rendle vs G Suez-Panama, 2008 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 32 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) 0-1 R bomb!
S Fedorchuk vs M Gurevich, 2010 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Old Korchnoi isn't called "The Terrible" for nothing.
Timman vs Korchnoi, 2009 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 59 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Spectacular finish
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 1 time lapse video
Kamsky vs Akobian, 2009 
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1-0

Acupuncture, ouch. A nice Black victory!
Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0Black Ps get busted
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2012 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 R trap forces exchg
W So vs G Meier, 2012 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

How to beat 2670+ player with black being 77+ years old
V Gashimov vs Korchnoi, 2008 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 87 moves, 0-1

Tremendous tactical blows by Anand, 25 ♕d4-h8! and 26 b
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C16) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Retreat Var Armenian Line (C18) 1-0 Forks
N Nip vs M C Askin, 2008 
(C18) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Rosenthal Def (C39) 1-0 Torched!
S H Smith vs V Zamvar, 2012 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 En prise MADNESS
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Jaenisch / FrenchX (C42) 1-0 Pins
Deep Sjeng vs Almond, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Bxh6 opens Kside attack
A Hayrapetian vs K Butler, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Q+ interposes to Q+
Hoang Thong Tu vs Y Chan, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 40 moves, 1-0

4Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46) 1-0 Self-pin blunder
T Klepaczka vs K Bulski, 2012 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

A game that takes you back to the Morphy-Anderssen era
Nakamura vs R Hess, 2012 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Brilliant
Bologan vs B Heberla, 2008 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C55) 0-1 The f-bombs fly
Huebner vs R Pruijssers, 2011 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0Brilliant
Rybka vs Shredder, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Martinez (C78) 1-0 A pawn on the 6th problem
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Highly entertaining, but bizarre
Navara vs Ganguly, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

QGD Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 0-1 Which Rook? Kill shot
R Shetty vs Short, 2011 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Castle oppos, hit 6th
Baklan vs V S Spasov, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Marshall Attack. Modern ML (C89) 1-0 White rampage
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 85 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Ne2-Ng3-Be2 (B23) 1-0 White chews up the Kside
Short vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek G. Accepted (C32) 1-0 He earned it.
Short vs Karjakin, 2008 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 94 moves, 1-0

Four queens; Black pulls off the perpetual check draw
Judit Polgar vs Morozevich, 2008 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 146 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lubomir Kavalek chess column in the Washington Post
Kaidanov vs Onischuk, 2008 
(C58) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Fishin' Pole Flames
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Threaten Mate
Leko vs Topalov, 2008 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy, Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Sacs for passer
E Inarkiev vs M M Kazhgaleyev, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 50 moves, 1-0

Big Z does it again. That pawn was really poisoned!
V Zvjaginsev vs S Slugin, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 Q sac
Z Almasi vs M Marin, 2008 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attk (B90) 0-1Tremendous compensation
Leko vs Morozevich, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 0-1

One of the best games Radjabov has played
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Pilnik Var (C90) 1-0 En prise Ns, Bs trap R
Caruana vs M van der Werf, 2008 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43) 0-1 Ng3 twice!!
Movsesian vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 166 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
Adams vs Koneru, 2008 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Grand Prix Attack 6...NxBb5 (B23) 0-1 Queenmate
A Compton vs Zhu Chen, 2008
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 1-0 87.Rc3 pin & sac wins promo race
A Timofeev vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 117 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack. Modern Var (C89) 0-1 R sac, B pair
Anand vs Aronian, 2008 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 34 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def Meran. Blumenfeld Var (D49) 0-1 WC 2008 Stockfish
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

In a drawn ending Black blocks the bishop's view to the promo.
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 80 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening(C55) 0-1 Nibbling off pawns
S Jessel vs Hebden, 2008 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 75 moves, 0-1

French Def. Alekhine-Chatard Attk (C13) 0-1 P race to skewer Q+
J Smeets vs Yifan Hou, 2008 
(C13) French, 58 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 1-0 Dbl R EG
Shirov vs Topalov, 2008 
(B33) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

It happens. Centralized Ns are irritating as a mother-in-law?!
V S Spasov vs I Saric, 2008 
(B33) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1/2-1/2 unbroken
A Nickel vs The World, 2008 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

G10 in 'The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas' by C. Scheerer.
Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 0-1 "If" is a big word.
Carlsen vs Anand, 2008 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 0-1

Great Moves Never Made: 19.Ne4-d6!!
Short vs Timman, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 163 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
Topalov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78) 0-1 Dbl Exchange Sac
Karjakin vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 52 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Pin and pile on
S Iermito vs M Madina Yadarola, 2008 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 29 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt w/Na4 (C45) 1-0 White shepherds passer
G Harutjunyan vs B Kharchenko, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 62 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Rousseau Gambit (C50) 1-0 This should be a draw
V S Spasov vs Pavel Dimitrov, 2008 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def 3.Nd2 Modern Var (B12) 1-0 Q+ & pin
G Guseinov vs M Ezat, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76) 1-0Young gun
S Shankland vs Le Quang Liem, 2008 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Classical. M.L. (B18) 1-0 Kside assault w/majors
Bacrot vs Leko, 2008 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 0-1 Thematic exchange sacrifice
Shirov vs Anand, 2008 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0Undermine the Guard
A Rayes vs M Ozanne, 2008 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 0-1 Pin to win
Navara vs Karjakin, 2009 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 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

Two Knights Def. Modern Bi's Opening (C55) 0-1 g-file spearhead
Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Simple tactics
K Trygstad vs K Stupak, 2009
(C01) French, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

KGA. B's Gambit Bogoljubow Def (C33) 1-0 Kside spearhead
A Galliano vs D Mackle, 2009 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 1-0 Nakamura's take
Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 44 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Staunton (C42) 1/2- Razor-sharp
Jakovenko vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 1-0The way in is not out
F Ercan vs M Gonzalez Amaya, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

G48: Fighting Chess w/Magnus Carlsen by Mikhalchishin & Stetsko
L Dominguez vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 54 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Center (C43) 1-0 Blindfold Lolli's #
Anand vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Neumann Def (C39) 1-0 Give it a go!
A Gabrielian vs M Krylov, 2009 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 66 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Zugzwang commentary
A Samsonkin vs Nakamura, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 31 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1/2-1/2 Both 0-0-0
Radjabov vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 0-1 Zugzwang Ending
Ivanchuk vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

C-K Def. Exchange. Rubinstein (B13) 0-1 Qh4+ & Q sac for promo
Joel Benjamin vs Kamsky, 2009 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 50 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin (B57) 1-0open e-file
D Janaszak vs A Siwiec, 2009 
(B57) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Panov Attack. Main Line (E54) 0-1 Pawn #
E Ghaem Maghami vs Karpov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 29 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Bxh6 clearance
F Vallejo Pons vs W Spoelman, 2009 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 Big Al goes down to a future World Champ
Yifan Hou vs Beliavsky, 2009 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1/2-Chess Network Videos
Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 1-0 Q sac!
Akopian vs V Zvjaginsev, 2010 
(C14) French, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 0-1Batteries, Remove the Guard
M Bartel vs Tiviakov, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1/2-1/2Tried to give away his B
Nakamura vs Onischuk, 2010 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 1-0 Queenmate
V Gashimov vs Ivanchuk, 2010 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Sic Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 0-1 K safety is paramount
K Badev vs V S Spasov, 2010 
(B33) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Traditional NxBb3 (B25) 0-1 White Q diverted
Tiviakov vs Shirov, 2010 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attk (B90) 1-0 MG promotion prevails
M Leon Hoyos vs Jobava, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 0-1 Pawn roller
Short vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 42 in Carlsen: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2010 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal Var (C69) 1-0 Odd-looking N sac
Jakovenko vs E Inarkiev, 2010 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 P storm, Q sac
A Stukopin vs J Ferreira, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Best Game of Volume 110 of Chess Informant B12 1-0 44
Shirov vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Blatny Var (B00) 1-0 Pawns gain time on pieces
E Can vs N Sakr, 2010 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1/2-1/2 Novelty
Svidler vs Caruana, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Doubled Ps win!?!
Topalov vs Gelfand, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 62 moves, 1-0

French Def: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1/2-1/2
G Guseinov vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2011 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 17 in Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura
Nakamura vs Shirov, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 93 moves, 1-0

Italian / Philidor / Scotch 3...d6 4.d4 (C50) 1-0 N vs B ending
V Sveshnikov vs K Hreinsson, 2011 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 80 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Var (B68) 1-0 P race
I Salgado Lopez vs Acs, 2011 
(B68) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7, 40 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Defense (C36) 1-0 Busy Rooks!
Nakamura vs Kosteniuk, 2011 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1/2-1/2 Light squared fortress
Ni Hua vs Shirov, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian, Classical c3, d3. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1Brilliant
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2011 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Var (B46) 0-1 Pins by Heavy Pieces
Ganguly vs Judit Polgar, 2011 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 60 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Def (C36) 1-0 See FSR notes
Nakamura vs Adams, 2011 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Magnus squeezes a rook endgame win from a dead drawn position
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2010 
(C48) Four Knights, 68 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1-0 Nice shootin' by 9-year old!
A Liang vs Kaufman, 2012  
(C45) Scotch Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Wing Attack (B43) 1-0 Nxe6, K walk, P mate
K McDonald vs V Yanovsky, 2011 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 34 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 N on edge is trapped
I Nepomniachtchi vs P Smirnov, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def B Check line (C58) 1-0Shrewd R Sac
M Kravtsiv vs J Radulski, 2012
(C58) Two Knights, 33 moves, 1-0

l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 Tactical finish
Kamsky vs Akobian, 2012 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Black sacs Q for B&R
F Vallejo Pons vs Topalov, 2012 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo (C45) 0-1 12 pages kibitz
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 59 moves, 0-1

QGD. Manhattan Var (D51) 1-0 Establishing a N outpost
E Formanek vs M Foisor, 2012
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 64 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Threats; up the exchange
Caruana vs Kramnik, 2012 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit (C53) 0-1 The Prom
Jobava vs Kamsky, 2012 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 58 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical c3, d3 Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 RxNf7 pin
Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2012 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Declined 2.e5/S-M Gambit (B01) 0-1 Black penetrates
F Frink vs K Szalai, 2012
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Dangling Bs
Yifan Hou vs Lagno, 2012 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Ivanchuk vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov Var (B76) 1-0 risky
Grischuk vs Nakamura, 2012 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional (B92) 1-0 K, B, N vs K&P
Ivanchuk vs D Raznikov, 2012 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 80 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 25...?
Anand vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B30) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Classical. General (B56) 0-1 Blitz
Movsesian vs Morozevich, 2008 
(B56) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Caught in the center
M Muzychuk vs V Dotan, 2012 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 1-0 Efficient White play
Short vs G Seletsky, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian Game 3...h6?!, 5...Bd6?! (C50) 1-0 Amateur waxing
A Setiabudi vs R Clarkson, 2012
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) 1-0 14.?
Movsesian vs N Miezis, 2008 
(B40) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 1-0 N & R Hook queenmate
N Fercec vs M Jukic, 2010
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 Dbl Ns sac will mate
D Howell vs T Ringoir, 2008
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 35.?
L Dominguez vs Morozevich, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 00 vs 000 fire!
S Abu Sufian vs B Lalic, 2008 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 0-1

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

Game 38 in The Greatest Ever Chess Strategies by Sam Collins
Carlsen vs Short, 2010 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Murrey Var (C43) 0-1 Fantastic #!
M Oleksienko vs R Hovhannisyan, 2010 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian 4 Knts (C50) 1-0 21.?
M Seps vs Y Naydenova, 2010 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Maroczy Var (B12) 0-1 Doubled e-pawns to d-pawns
Judit Polgar vs M Ragger, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack (B09) 0-1 She's tied to defense
J C Leon vs L Tristan, 2009 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack. Unzicker Attack (B09) 0-1 Sharp Qs!
Sutovsky vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

K Pawn Game: Dresden Opening (C44) 0-1 Better passers
Vladimir P Larin vs A Lukovnikov, 2009 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

(C18) French, Winawer, 18 moves, 1-0 Pile on the pin to win!
A Rombaldoni vs F Bentivegna, 2012 
(C18) French, Winawer, 18 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 NxNf6+ cracks Black
S Morgan vs R Delgado Palomeque, 2008
(C28) Vienna Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 18.?
K Rohonyan vs A L'Ami, 2008 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 29...?
Caruana vs Korchnoi, 2011 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Variation (C77) 1-0 Simul
Kasparov vs P Matocha, 2008 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet Var Berlin Wall Def (C87) 1-0Amazing ending!!
Jakovenko vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Modern Line (B76) 1-0 Juniors
K Priyadharshan vs Robson, 2011 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Modern. Anti-Qxd4 Move Order (B50) 0-1 Turn the t
M Marlow vs I Snape, 2008 
(B50) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B78) 0-1 Qside attack
N Djukic vs A Kargin, 2010
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B78) 0-1 N ending w/foresight
A Zhigalko vs Motylev, 2010 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 61 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Var (B43) 0-1 Double Q sacs
R van Kampen vs Timman, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 40 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General (C60) 1-0 No Surprise
W So vs A Gupta, 2008 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

French Adv. ML 6.a3 c4 (C02) 1-0 N blockade, stalemated avoided
H Rasch vs E Osuna Vega, 2009 
(C02) French, Advance, 70 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Busch-Gass Gambit (C40) 1-0 Greek gift w/uncommon finish
R Gralla vs M Amini, 2010 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 31...?
A Filippov vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, 2010 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Double P Sac (C44) 1-0Out on a limb
H Tohirjonova vs G Al-khulaifi, 2010
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard Def (B06) 1-0 13 captures mini; Hook #
T Goutali vs O Lima, 2010 
(B06) Robatsch, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicil Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0Resembles French Adv
Adams vs A Zhigalko, 2010 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

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