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Black Attacks f2 Annoyed Fredthebear ECO A, D, E
Compiled by fredthebear

The f2-square is a prime target initially defended only by the king.

* 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.
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

Polish, Outflank 1.b4 c3 (A00) 0-1 Trap the trapper Scholar's #
Brichinova vs Alexandrova, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

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

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Declined (A02) 0-1 Awesome unpin
N Barsalou vs B Wall, 1980 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

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

English Opening (A20) 0-1 B&Q spearhead for Scholar's Mate
J Spencer vs Takacs, 1981 
(A20) English, 4 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Zukertort System (A04) 0-1 R sac, Spearhead
Gurgenidze vs Jobava, 2000 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Romanovsky's Immortal; Double-Double Fianchetto
Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1927 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Tactics fireworks until crescendo attack delivers mate!
G Meier vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Victor prepares a Deflection Sac, Double Check, and Fork+!
Hug vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Yeah, don't develop, move pawns! Hilarious mate!
NN vs E J Diemer, 1984 
(A04) Reti Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Reti Gambit (A09) 0-1 N+; it's one or the other
B Andonov vs Lputian, 1987 
(A09) Reti Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

English Defense (A10) 0-1, 12 moves, attack on f2, deflection
D Pergericht vs J P Boudre, 1988 
(A10) English, 12 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def K's Knight (A15) 0-1 Fine combination
H Appel vs Najdorf, 1945 
(A15) English, 22 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 0-1 Drubbing by a kid!
J Costa vs Judit Polgar, 1987 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 22 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. 2Knts (A37) 0-1 Remove the Guard
J Montezinos vs Euwe, 1927 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit Complex: Declined (A40) 0-1 Bxf2+ ala Budapest G
Heltay vs G Janny, 1916 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Mikenas Defense: Lithuanian Variation (A40) 0-1 Greco Mate
R Koemetter vs G Welling, 1995 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 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

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 0-1 Block backward pawns
N Torlopov vs R Hovhannisyan, 2012 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 20 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky (A45) 0-1 Similar back rank assault by Black
S Terentiev vs J Gallagher, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

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

Budapest Defense (A51) 0-1 Dbl B plus N Sacrifice
Biegler vs Peperle, 1952 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Budapest Defense (A51) 0-1 K walk
G Raletich vs Mosher, 1958 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Budapest G Declined? (A51) 0-1 Perhaps a more correct unpin
K Zimak vs J Sobek, 1992 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Variation (A51) 0-1Decoy & Deflect
Soderstrom vs Ake Olsson, 1981 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

Joseph Markov vs J Lamothe, 1986 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Budapest Defense (A51) 0-1 Q sac for Legall's Mate
Tjio vs R Verheij, 1978 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

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

Benko Gambit (A57) 0-1 Stunning Q sac is a decoy for a N+ fork.
E Thorvaldsson vs P Vaitonis, 1936 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Occupy weak squares
A Howell Williams vs A Kosten, 1982
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 24 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def (A80) 1-0 h-pawn assault, Q sac, royal family fork, N
M Bosboom vs V Ouwendijk, 2006 
(A80) Dutch, 22 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Hopton Attack (A80) 0-1 Swarming Ns, threat of pin
A Donchenko vs C van Oosterom, 2011
(A80) Dutch, 16 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Simple yet effective
A Stefanova vs R Tozer, 1997 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Dutch Leningrad. Matulovic Var (A89) 0-1 Black turns the table
I Farago vs P Poutiainen, 1975  
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 21 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 90P captures open new lines
Gruenfeld vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 13 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

Nimzowitsch Def., Advance Var (B00) 0-1 Knt invasion miniature
D Sherborne vs D Wake, 1857 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

John Nunn's 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures -- see notes
Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1983 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack Copycat (A07) 0-1 Get the Q in close
A Bannik vs Tal, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Maroczy Var (B02) 0-1 Beware same side B&N
J Lastovicka vs F Vykydal, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 12 moves, 0-1

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

BDG Lamb Def (D00) 1-0 Ode to "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow
E J Diemer vs F Lamb, 1947 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Slow Q Pawn Game Nbd2, White accepts (D02) 0-1 Bxf2+ AJ Links
Helbig vs Schroder, 1933 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line (D08) 0-1 Weak back rank
NN vs Lasker / Maroczy, 1900 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Underpromotion
Korody vs Bologh, 1933 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Very, VERY unique mate!!
S S Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1905 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Underpromotion, R sac!
W B Wright vs R Finegold, 1990 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08) 0-1 Always forward!
I Sokolov vs Morozevich, 2005 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG (D08) 0-1 Here's why it's called the Lasker Trap!
Blumenfeld / Boyarkow / Falk vs Lasker, 1899 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line(D08) 0-1 Bxf2+ gains QxQd1
NN vs R Vassilev, 2009 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG. Fianchetto Bg4 Line (D09) 0-1 Q decoy sacrifice
E Formanek vs D Oshana, 1970 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 19 moves, 0-1

Counter attack knocks Przepiorka out of 1st place
Przepiorka vs A Cheron, 1928 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Standard 3 piece Kside attack
C Magerkurth vs A Subochek, 1950 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 0-1 f2 falls
K Burger vs Kaidanov, 1993
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Crossfire w/Bs, Q&N
Kaidanov vs S Shankland, 2011 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 0-1

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

Carlsen loses w/white in 20 moves (blindfolded)
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2009 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 20 moves, 0-1

William J. Lombardy: 4th junior world champion: 2 years
M Gerusel vs Lombardy, 1957 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 18 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 1-0 She got in...
Aronian vs Hjartarson, 2004
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 15 moves, 1-0

NID. St. Petersburg Var (E43) 0-1 Double Attack ends it
Uhlmann vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

NID. St. Petersburg Var (E43) 0-1 Nippy Knights
Fine vs Dake, 1931 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 17 moves, 0-1

KID Four Pawns Attack. Dynamic Attack (A68) 0-1, 19 moves
Colle vs Euwe, 1926 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs Opening (A00) 0-1Rapid development but no center P
Turochamp vs Kasparov, 2012 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening / Sicilian (A00) 0-1 Sittin' sacs
J Ruiz Galiano vs Lazarev, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening (A00) 0-1 Schlecter's Immortal Game
B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening, 1...e5 Exchange (A00) 1-0 Constant pressure!
M Michna vs J Dworakowska, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening (A00) /KIA (A07) 1-0 Constant threats
L Christiansen vs K Regan, 1977 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 56 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening/Dbl Fio Reti (A00) 0-1 Blockade backward pawn
B Wall vs J R Boyce, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: English Var (A01) 0-1 Semi-Smothered Mate
Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: English Var/ Dbl Fio (A01) 1-0 Busy wings
Ulibin vs T Luukkonen, 2003
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Lisitsyn Gambit (A04) 0-1 W on the run
G Orlov vs Glek, 1987 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Tennison Gambit 2.e4?! (A06) 0-1 Candidate for worst game
K Kanakari vs M Bartel, 2006 
(A06) Reti Opening, 15 moves, 0-1

G90: Ludwig Steinkohl: 99 Schönheitspreise aus 150 Schachjahren
E Lobron vs Dzindzichashvili, 1979 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Bg4 vs KIA h3, g4 (A07) 1-0 Rob the pin both ways on the 6th
Kramnik vs S Sjugirov, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 129 in My Fifty Years of Chess by Frank James Marshall
J L McCudden vs Marshall, 1934  
(A13) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening (A09) 0-1 Not the best way to play the Reti
S Bezgodova vs Y Marrero Lopez, 2010
(A09) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening (A09) 1-0 This wild one is up for grabs!!
V Malakhov vs Movsesian, 2012 
(A09) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Halibut Gambit 1.c4 b5 2.cxb5 g5 weird(A10)0-1
F Catheley vs M Hadzikaric, 1995 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Very surprising attack. It seems to come right out of the blue.
D Zagorskis vs Sadler, 1998 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Anglo-Slav(A11) 0-1Monument to IM Boris Kogan
K Spraggett vs B M Kogan, 1984 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 29 moves, 0-1

Nakamura's favorite game
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

English, AID. K's Knight Var (A15) 0-1 Devos' Immortal Game
O'Kelly vs P Devos, 1937 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1 if they were chaffy grain beneath the thresher's flail.
Huebner vs Kasparov, 1985 
(A21) English, 28 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

K's English. 4 Knights Fianchetto (A29) 0-1 Simul blunder
L Christiansen vs C Diebert, 1978 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 31 moves, 0-1

K's English. 4Knts Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Constant pressure on Ks
L Christiansen vs Kaidanov, 1994 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 28 in On the Attack by Jan Timman
Van Wely vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Fianchetto (A36) 0-1 Youngster drops a B
Carlsen vs J Svindahl, 2000 
(A36) English, 42 moves, 0-1

English Opening Symmetrical. Botvinnik System Reversed (A37)0-1
N Vulicevic vs Ashley, 1998 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Polish Def: Spassky Gambit. Accepted (A40) 0-1 Q Compensation
M J Freeman vs A A Smith, 1978 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense (A43) 0-1 Power of the pin & mother zugzwang!!
L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 
(A43) Old Benoni, 33 moves, 0-1

Old Benoni. Russian Var (A44) 1/2-1/2 Spearhead on f2
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1934 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

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. Dlugy Var (A57)0-1 B sac for a K attack
Dlugy vs Alburt, 1990 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 28 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def. Modern (A60) 1-0 Splendid series of deflection sacs
Zsuzsa Polgar vs P Hardicsay, 1985 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 22 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

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Var (A67) 0-1 Circumnavigation
J Ivanov vs I Cheparinov, 2004 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def. Four Pawns Attack. M.L. (A69) 0-1Shrewd R sacrifice
J Sondermann vs H Kummerow, 2008 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 20 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Classical. Czerniak Def. Tal Line (A77) 0-1
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1970 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 35 moves, 0-1

Featured in Seirawan's book Winning Chess Tactics
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

D. Staunton G. Accepted (A82) 1-0 2 half- & open files in 20
J Dobias vs R Tereba, 1930 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Var (A83) 0-1 Risky business
L Goldsmith vs C M Fisher, 1875 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

Dutch Rubinstein / Modern Stonewall Def (A84) 0-1 Dbl Rook sacs
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

What a mating combo!! From discoveries to underpromotion...
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Goldsmith Defense (B00) 0-1 Pin to win and work it over
Fritz vs E F Pecci, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense: Blatny Var (B00) 1-0 Knights on the rim
E Can vs D Lomsadze, 2010 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def Williams Var/Mikenas (B00) 1-0 Overloaded Q
Karpov vs Lutikov, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandinavian. Advance (B00) 0-1 U12 Demolition
Elene Tsotsonava vs Annapoorni Meiyappan, 2016 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Teichmann (D00) 0-1 Penetrate weak sqrs
J Acers vs C Hoey, 1964 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

QP Game: Sarratt Attack (D00) 0-1 N EG; watch youtube
S Williams vs J Hawkins, 2015 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Sarratt Attack 8.c4 (D00) 0-1 Blind swine w/a Q sac
L O Hauge vs F Lindsoe, 2016 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 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

Queen Pawn Game: Krause Variation (D02) 1-0Did U see it comin?
G Gessner vs N Whitaker, 1916  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

London System vs Tarrasch (D02) 0-1 Unruly play!
F Ghaledar vs J Arun, 2011 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Colle System (D05) 0-1 N sac on f2, Black feeding frenzy
A Thorarensen vs M Langer, 2014 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

World Rapid Championship 2015 Colle System 8.b3 9.Bb2(D05) 1/2-
Kramnik vs Ganguly, 2015
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Nice open file battery; the pin on the 8th "supports" the 7th
K Frey Beckman vs T Sammalvuo, 2001 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Slav Def Schlechter Var (D15) 1-0 B outpost & h-file battery
Euwe vs Flohr, 1939 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 1/2- 1/2 Rooks gone wild...
Gelfand vs Bacrot, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var. Advance System (D15) 0-1 Amazing
Ivanchuk vs Bacrot, 2007 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech. Classical System ML (D19) 1/2-1/2 Surprise!
V F Titenko vs Murey, 1963 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA Janowski-Larsen Var (D25) 0-1 Black castles, brings it!
Foguelman vs Bronstein, 1964 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30) 1-0 Not Quiet
R Slobodjan vs R Prasca Sosa, 2004 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 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

QGD Janowski resembles Albin CG (D31) 0-1Arabian # on 3rd rank
Z Vecsey vs K Treybal, 1931
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Marshall Gambit. M.L. (D31) 1-0Which Q wins out?
Bu Xiangzhi vs Lu Shanglei, 2010 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Schara Gambit (D32) 0-1 Stairway theme
I Polgar vs J Trapl, 1963 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

Classical Tarrasch Gambit(D34) 0-1Worlds longest roller coaster
B Gundavaa vs S Collins, 2010 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 101 moves, 0-1

Yasser took the bait... Nxf2 and paid for it.
Kasparov vs Seirawan, 1996 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Double rook sacs buy time to arrange perpetual+ by Q
Marshall vs Alekhine, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 N unpin threatens +
Kasimdzhanov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Variation (D45) 1-0 Imprisoned Queen
G Zaichik vs Bronstein, 1980 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1Gerrymandering for Pawns
O Yewdokimov vs Dreev, 1991
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

"The Pearl of Wijk aan Zee" - An Attacking Masterpiece
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 26: How to Crush Your Chess Opponents by Simon Williams
P K Wells vs Y Habu, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Def (D52) 0-1 GREAT Rs & Ns
Euwe vs Lasker, 1934 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 0-1

The Art of Attack - By Vladimir Vukovic
Reti vs H Wolf, 1922 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

one of the most famous Stalemate traps ever played
C Pilnick vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld Def Modern Exchange (D85) 1-0 W is safe vs 2 pieces
Aronian vs Sutovsky, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Flohr Variation (D90) 0-1Kickin' kNights!
Huebner vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D90) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 0-1

Spielmann's 12th move must have come as quite a shock
Gruenfeld vs Spielmann, 1934 
(D94) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 24 in How to Crush Your Chess Opponents by Simon Williams
Kiril D Georgiev vs Nisipeanu, 2006 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1/2-1/2 Qs & Ns workin'
Konstantinopolsky vs Korchnoi, 1952 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bogo-Indian Def. Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 0-1 Spearhead controls
J Berkvens vs I Rogers, 2002 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

G24: The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1926 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian Def. Classical (E17) 0-1 Hogs on 2nd/7th
Van Wely vs Judit Polgar, 2007 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Leningrad Var (E30) 0-1 Queen's Knight Tour
Alie H/Hasan vs Alekhine, 1933 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 39 moves, 0-1

NID, Leningrad, Averbakh G (E30) 0-1 Exhange sac, B pair rules
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical (E32) 0-1Q sac into semi-smothered#
Balanel vs A Pytlakowski, 1951 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1N supports Nxf2, promo
A M Giustolisi vs Euwe, 1950
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 31 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Berlin (E38) 1-0 Gutsy 0-0
S Atalik vs J Arosemena, 2006 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. St. Petersburg Var (E43) 0-1Pins, f2 vs f7
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1914 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. St. Petersburg Var (E43) 0-1 Blind swine & B
F Alinoori vs Li Ching, 2001 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 0-1 Spearhead
Lautier vs Leitao, 2000 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 44 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Gligoric System Exchange at c4 (E54) 0-1 F.M. notes
Kevitz vs Marshall, 1937  
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 25 moves, 0-1

KID. Normal. King's Knight Var (E60) 0-1 Two ways to mate!!
D Pacheco vs J Ye, 1989
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

KID Normal. K's Knight Var (E60) 0-1Q decoy sac creates N+ fork
M Mazek vs Z Szymczak, 2001 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

KID. Fianchetto. Uhlmann-Szabo System (E62) 1-0 Corrected
A Kotz vs P Lebedev, 1937 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 34 moves, 1-0

Wow!! One of the best games of the late English GM Tony Miles
S Atalik vs Miles, 1993 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

A pin, a sacrifice, or a hammer blow!
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Def. Saemisch (E86) 0-1 Tal offers 5 sacrifices!!
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1Attk & Def
M Kobalia vs Miroshnichenko, 2001 
(E97) King's Indian, 44 moves, 0-1

Now this is "in your face" PILING ON THE PIN!
Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Classical System Neo-Classsical Line (E99) 0-1!!
R Pogorelov vs C S M Franco, 2003 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 31 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Normal (D45) 0-1 Compare raking bishops
J Costa vs Kramnik, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 "Brownean Motion"
O Sarapu vs Browne, 1972 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

QID. Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 0-1 f2 under fire
L Pantsulaia vs W So, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

London System vs Qb6 (D02) 0-1 The Q grabs two pawns
Steve F Tarr vs K Gulamali, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD (D00) 1-0 Black recaptures the wrong way
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1854 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: General (A00) 1-0 White rally
J Rudd vs F N Stephenson, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Austrian Def. (D06) 0-1 Support Mate
T Grassel vs Rust, 1974 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Mestel Var (A02) 0-1 Zwischenzug +
NN vs D Gedult, 1972 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

QGA: Normal (D25) 0-1 Siberian Trap in the Q's pawn
A Tsvetkov vs J Rejfir, 1936 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 7 in Botvinnik: 100 Selected Games by Mikhail Botvinnik
A Poliak vs Botvinnik, 1929 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

London System vs Chigorin Bf5 Var (D02) 0-1 Semi-Smothered #
Smith vs F Wenman, 1938 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Hippopotamus (A00) 1-0 At each others throats!
J B Bednarski vs T Wibe, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attk vs KID/Benoni Bg7, Bb7 (A45) 0-1 N pair on 3rd
P Ortega Morales vs G Bisignano, 2011
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack 6.Qf3 (D00) 0-1 Pin the Q to her K
S A Mudrev vs S Von Freymann, 1929
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

M Bluebaum vs Vitiugov, 2018 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

QGD. Ragozin Def (D38) 0-1 BOOM! Threaten Mate in One
Kanep vs Ehlvest, 2003 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Declined. ML (A57) 1-0 Knights delight!
A Shariyazdanov vs B Zueger, 1998 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Pseudo-Benko Bg5 vs Bb7 (A46) 0-1 Bxf2+ next
Miles vs J M Hodgson, 1993 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Gedult Gambit (D00) 0-1 3.f3 destroyed
A E Blackmar vs A F Wurm, 1882 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

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

Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 0-1 29...?
R Fontaine vs A Sokolov, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

S Williams vs R Pert, 2002 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Barry Attack vs KID Yugoslav Bg7 & Bb7 (A48) 0-1
M Shereshevsky vs Kasparov, 1978 
(A48) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Chess Endings for the Practical Player by Pachman, pages 9-10
Pachman vs Guimard, 1955 
(A10) English, 83 moves, 0-1

Grob Opening 2...Bc5 (A00) 1-0 Black try 4Scholar's # backfires
C Bloodgood vs H Mizesko, 1975 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Döry Indian (E10) 0-1 Find the finish
Poljak vs Khan, 1928 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

QGD: Traditional (D30) 0-1 Black N brings down castle w/help
P Nikolic vs Y Habu, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(A20) English, 43 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 0-1Dark-squared B delivers!
A Zatonskih vs Jennifer Yu, 2019 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Q Pawn Def (A06) 0-1 Strangle the Queen!!
Lisitsin vs Smyslov, 1944 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal. Ragozin Var (E51) 0-1 Morphy-like shot!
D Stavast vs K Lee, 2013 
(E51) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 18 moves, 0-1

NID: Classical. Keres Def (E32) 1-0 Terrific Tussle!
Kiril D Georgiev vs Grischuk, 2007 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 43 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

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Declined d3(A02) 0-1N robs pin; fork
G Szilagyi vs G Kluger, 1967
(A02) Bird's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening/English, Rev Sicil (A00) 0-1 Early N invasion
Morozevich vs V Laznicka, 2013 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 74 moves, 0-1

QGD: Albin Cntrgambit (D08) 0-1Mieses mauls Marshall in Monte C
Marshall vs J Mieses, 1901 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 36 moves, 0-1

English, Great Snake Var (A10) 0-1Bishops? It was the Ns again!
Alberto Baca vs I Kanko, 1966 
(A10) English, 28 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical (A30) 1-0 Backdoored
Larsen vs Tal, 1980 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

King's English. General (A20) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Tal vs Plaskett, 1984 
(A20) English, 24 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 0-1 Greco's #
M Labollita vs E Schiller, 2003
(A13) English, 33 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs P Cramling, 1993 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Invite/Maroczy Bind (A04) 1/2-1/2 Q vs R&B perpetual
Beliavsky vs Aronian, 2001
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Budapest Defense (A51) 0-1 Unpin assaults f2
Very vs Chanteux, 1933 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch (E80) 1-0 Bonin burns Byrne in the Byrne!
J Bonin vs Robert E Byrne, 1986 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D18) 0-1 Philidor's Legacy
P van Heumen vs J van Overdijk, 1942
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Var (A51) 0-1 Vukovic Mate N-P-R
G Katz vs H Steiner, 1946
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 44 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal. Gligoric System Exch at c4 (E54) 0-1 Vukovic # var
Bronstein vs Spassky, 1958 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 30 moves, 0-1

English Opening: K's English. Reversed Sicilian (A21) 1-0 Blitz
Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1987 
(A21) English, 40 moves, 1-0

QGD: Three Knights. General (D37) 0-1Reinfeld puzzle double ++s
E Zagorjansky vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical (A33) 1-0 Can u finish what u start?
Ganguly vs Wei Yi, 2019 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 0-1 Interesting N manuevers
R A Court vs A Feneridis, 1960 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual
Karjakin vs Yu Yangyi, 2019 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID: Normal. Gligoric System Smyslov Var (E54) 0-1 Masterly
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1959 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 50 moves, 0-1

Art of Attack in Chess by Vladimir Vukovic, p. 24
A Asgeirsson vs I Raud, 1936 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Nf6, Bg7 vs classic center P duo (A48) 0-1EG video
M Ondrejat vs V Vepkhvishvili, 1989 
(A48) King's Indian, 83 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Accepted: General (D20) 1-0Big grin on your face
H Bernstein vs Bisguier, 1946 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 46 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Plan, execute
Piket vs Morozevich, 1996 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def: General (A60) 0-1 Another Q sac, another pin drops
Udris vs Tal, 1953 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio/English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13) 0-1 Dbl N sacs
Portisch vs E Haag, 1959 
(A13) English, 19 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 0-1 Smoked
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 1-0 35.?
B Tiller vs A Kuligowski, 1983 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 45 moves, 1-0

KID. Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 0-1 39...?
R Kempinski vs E Berg, 2012 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

E Manuel vs J A Dill, 2012
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Quiet. Schallopp Def (D12) 0-1 Super Opera Mate!
N Sorokin vs Y Vilner, 1929 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Great Snake (A10) 1-0 Plenty of Kside tactics
L T Da Silva vs O Gadia, 1964 
(A10) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Hippopotamus (A00) 0-1 Gain time on the White Queen
C Domingos vs J Ferreira, 2014
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Knights Variation. General (A46) 0-1 Sac attack
V Laznicka vs D Khismatullin, 2015 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

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