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Pawn Poking, Poaching & Punching at Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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* FTB says "Pawns are overrated until you reach an endgame. Then they become the focus. Of course, one should not play giveaway chess without compensation, so coddle your pawns (or get them the heck out of the way)." FTB would not expect GMs to agree completely.

* Pawn practice for beginners after they know the squares, rules: http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/...

* Tip: Blockade weak pawns. Penetrate weak squares. (Research these chess terms until well-understood! Winners do such concepts over and over.) Blockade weak pawns. Penetrate weak squares.

* Basic fundamentals of a pawn break: https://chess-teacher.com/theory-of...

* Tip: Pawns and pawn structures are an acquired taste. (Fredthebear does not hesitate to recommend gambit openings to amateur players, as gambits often lead to lively games full of action because lines open quickly. Gambits are fun to play! Can you grab and maintain the initiative?) Do not buy a chess book all about pawns until you are a master candidate. Instead, check out chess books and videos on the middlegame. Middlegame books and videos will explain pawn basics and piece coordination; the two go hand-in-hand. Consistently apply what you already know, and don't worry so much about what you don't know yet. The better player often begins to dominate in the middlegame regardless of opening. IMHO, it's better to understand various MIDDLEGAME aspects than various pawn structures as long as you occupy the open lines in the pawn structure. While he's fiddling w/his pawns, you grip the center and pound 'em w/your pieces! Of course, you must seize open lines, avoid bad bishops, centralize your knight(s) and connect your rooks, form batteries and crossfires, etc.

* The pawn structure serves as a skeleton (road map?) for piece movement. Your pawns must allow your pieces to get out, but not allow the opponent in.

* What would you do against the Diemer-Duhm Gambit? Opening Explorer

* Unverified Blogger Comment from another site: Axel Smith's 'Pump Up Your Rating' has a wonderful section dedicated to pawn levers. Such a great book! 'Applying Logic in Chess' by Erik Kislik is gaining attention too.

* FTB has heard more than once that the book to get is "Soviet Middlegame Technique" by Peter Romanovsky. FTB has so many books that he has not gotten to Romanovsky yet. Before this should come "The Soviet Chess Primer" by Ilya Maizelis. Some of the world's best players say it is simply the best. FTB suspects you won't need any of his unsolicited advice after reading these two Soviet classics now available in English. Practical Chess Endings by Paul Keres, The Art of the Middle Game by Keres and Kotov, One Hundred Selected Games by Mikhail Botvinnik, and Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953 surely fits with these studies.

* Tips: Pawns are slow. Generally play w/your pieces much more than your pawns! Pieces are faster, threaten more squares to gain material; superior force should win. For example, the Bishop in the center threatens 14 squares, while a pawn threatens only two squares! Every pawn move should be necessary, for a useful lasting purpose, as the pawn cannot retreat to where it came from. The advanced pawn often requires passive protection for several moves. Pawns are often safest on their original square, or within two moves of their original square (this side of the frontier line). Strive to play aggressively. Use your minor pieces in the opening, and give all your pieces a job to do in the middlegame. Leave your castled king safely behind a compact pawn shield until the endgame arrives. Yes, make luft when necessary. The king and the outside pawns get moving in the endgame after so many pieces have been traded off. Perhaps a good time to advance pawns at any stage is when the opponent cannot seriously threaten your own king.

* Scholastic Curriculum: http://ilchess.org/non_joom/youthpd...

Beginners should have read a few general instruction books from the library, Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess, Kevin Starke, David McEnulty, Murry Chandler, etc. to gain some experience before Heisman straightens out your random, haphazard play and gives you something to think about. * Some algebraic notation books for studies up through Intermediates roughly in order of difficulty, top to bottom: - Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess by Fischer, et al. - Chess (Collins Need to Know?) by Tony Gillam. All the basics, too much so for younger readers. - Beginner's Guide to Winning Chess; Revised Edition w/Algebraic Notation by Fred Reinfeld. It's 213 pages with quizzes at the end of each chapter. - Simple Chess Tactics (and Checkmates) by Tony Gillam or A.J. Gillam. Reprints altered the cover title a bit. There's a basic thought process that's always applicable. - The Right Way to Play Chess by D.B. Pritchard. A best-seller. - Simple Attacking Plans by Fred Wilson. It's OK to use the Queen? Fred Wilson is a good chess teacher who makes his point clear without distractions. - Chess Basics by David Levins. The writing is informative but the king symbol needs a clear cross instead of a fountain pen look. - The Winning Way by Bruce Pandolfini. Activate your pieces to win. - Everyone's Second Chess Book by Dan Heisman. The title is too ambitious, but the material is must-know. Gain some experience before Heisman straightens out your random, haphazard play and gives you something to think about. - Your First Chess Games by A.J. Gillam or Tony Gillam. Lots of short examples, blunders, what not to do. It's better to read general instruction books as listed above before hurrying into this one. It's really not too wise to jump into lots of opening play too soon. - How to Beat (anyone) Your Dad at Chess by Murray Chandler. This hard cover book covers 50 deadly checkmate and stalemate patterns w/additional examples. FTB has recommended elsewhere that you speed skim each number diagram on the LEFT side of the page only, 1-50 in 5-10 minutes like flash cards for quick review of each pattern on a daily/weekly basis. You read/solve the additional examples on the right side another time after you have already speed mastered the 1-50 on the left side. This should yield significant improvement in a very time efficient manner for the dedicated self-trainer. Checkmate is checkmate; this one is good for kids and grown-up club players. You're training your mind for instant pattern recognition. When you can visualize so many different finishes, it assists your ability to create attacks to arrive there at a winning position. - Guide to Good Chess by CJS Purdy. He covers all the basics briefly in his own unique way, including pawns. Purdy, Lasker, Tarrasch, Marshall, Koltanowski, Minev, Neishtadt are heavy influences on FTB's thinking. We're ready to pounce on our prey! A sound, solid, equal position without misplaced pieces is nothing to sneeze at, because it remains ready to roll like a German Panzer division! - Instructive Chess Miniatures by Alper Efe Ataman. - Winning Chess: How to Improve Your Attacking Play by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld. Revised by Batsford Chess into Algebraic Notation, ISBN# 9781849941563. - Attacking the King in the Center by Tony Gillam or A.J. Gillam. Set up a board and rehearse these games by hand! - Chess Made EASY by Milton Hanauer. This one is long form algebraic, a small nugget. Excellent examples for training! http://www.mpowers.com/books/chessm...
- Chess for Everyone by Al Lawrence. Don't let the pictures of kids fool you into thinking it's too simple. It's 244 pages, so it's no kid book but an earnest kid certainly can read it. FTB did the average club player a real favor by recommending this one. - A First Book of Morphy by Frisco Del Rosario. Stick with the king's pawn 1.e4 for awhile. - The Chess Doctor by Bruce Pandolfini. Easy lessons to clean up your own playing mistakes. - Improve Your Chess in Seven Days by Gary Lane. Lane writes interesting books. - Attacks on the Castled King by Tony Gillam. He breaks it down by file. - Common Sense in Chess by Emanuel Lasker, 21st Century Edition. Some of this book is basic material, some of it is more involved. - Endgame Play by Chris Ward. How'd this EG book make the list? Half the book is all about pawns in simple positions; it's a fairly easy read. This book will make you realize FTB is full of it and pawns are important because it's easy to win with an extra queen on a bare board. Snag a few extra pawns, trade off the like pieces, and promote a pawn, then checkmate w/the new queen. This is one winning approach that should function like clockwork. - Learn Chess Tactics by John Nunn.
- Power Mates by Bruce Pandolfini. King hunts in all types of openings. Fredthebear believes in knowing how to FINISH first, and then learning all the different ways to get there. - Honest to goodness, anyone who has read this list thus far a couple times each and included another book of tactics and checkmates should be able to reach Class B or A rating level. The reader has been spoon fed all three phases of a chess game, and then some. It's a matter of playing soundly and consistently applying basic fundamental concepts like controlling the center and protecting your pieces without moving a handful of pawns. - 101 Chess Questions Answered by Steve Giddins has a wide variety of topics. Club players will be enlightened in some aspects. - Practical Middlegame Techniques by Danny Kopec. That pawn stuff is in here. - End Games in Chess by Theo Schuster. It's only 64 pages. Don't you want to know "how one more pawn wins"? - Best Lessons of a Chess Coach by Sunil Weeramantry. His son proved Sunil knows what he's talking about. - The Art of Mastering Chess: A Complete Course for Beginners by GM Eduard Gufeld and others. It's better to have prior knowledge before tackling this one. "Art of Mastering" and "Beginners" really don't go together. - Better Chess for Average Players by Tim Harding. An underappreciated writer this side of the Atlantic. - Rudolph Spielmann: Master of Invention by Neil McDonald. Chapters by themes will help you get the big picture. There's a chapter on pawn power. - Chess Training by Nigel Povah. It's loaded with essentials. However, FTB does not think like a tree. FTB thinks about gripping the center, rapid development, and inflicting pain w/each and every piece (while avoiding pain by each and every opposing piece). What's the best move available for this piece? That piece? The major mistake in chess is simply overlooking what a certain piece can do next. Can it check, cut-off, capture, aim at/through 2, pile on to outnumber, blockade, etc. Then FTB compares each of the best possibilities of the pieces for the one best line of play. A good active move usually suggests follow-up moves if allowed. - FCO - Fundamental Chess Openings by Paul Van Der Sterren. After you play over a game -- your own game or a published game, you should look up the proper line of play. This will save you a TON of grief in future games by not messing up the opening (as long as you are disciplined enough to continue playing the same openings for familiarity). You don't have to get a winning position in the opening; just avoid making the wrong move and landing in a bad position. You should always know what will occur after an exchange in the opening, what line opens and who will seize it. - Chess The Art of Logical Thinking by Neil McDonald. Observe, think, plan, compare, decide, blunder check, then move. - The Giant Chess Puzzle Book by Zenon Franco. This has 1001 puzzles divided by themes with explanations and self-quizzes, ranging from easy to difficult. You'll have a good idea where you stand after this. When the positions get too difficult, move ahead to the next chapter and save the toughest material for next year. - ABCs of Chess by Bruce Pandolfini. It's not a starter book by any means. These are diverse magazine articles combined into a book. - Chess Fundamentals by Jose R. Capablanca. Not my favorite, but the concept of switching from targeting one weakness to another weakness is vital. - Pawn Power by Angus Dunnington. Yes, an uncomplicated book about pawns! Dunnington sticks to the same level of writing for his targeted audience. He does not jump around from club to GM level material like other authors sometimes do. - Pro Chess Videos 1&2 by Yasser Seirawan. More about pawns. - Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Irving Chernev. It's descriptive notation, but use this website to make the moves in algebraic notation as you read from the book. - From Beginner to Expert in 40 Lessons by Aleksander Kostyev. No, this book will not make you an expert by itself. This book would be world famous if it did that. You have to continue to study middlegames and endgames. - 101 Attacking Ideas in Chess by Joe Gallagher. Time is a crucial element in chess. Attack when and if it's available -- seize the moment, before the opponent makes corrections. Otherwise, make positional improvements for increased pressure and flexibility. - The Game of Chess by Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch, 21st Century Edition. This book sets the old standard for instructional excellence!! Don't get too caught up in the opening variations though. - Encyclopedia of Chess Wisdom by Eric Schiller. How much of this do you KNOW by now? How much of this do you read and UNDERSTND by now? You don't have to memorize it, but do reference it. - Pawn Sacrifice by Timothy Taylor. Some daring play in here. - 300 Games of Chess by Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch. Delightful! The more common Dover edition is descriptive notation, as most Dover books are. Get the Hayes Publisher's edition for algebraic. - Back to Basics Series fits about here. Mastering this material certainly should make one a candidate master. - Richard Reti's Masters of the Chessboard and Modern Ideas in Chess are classics, reprinted as 21st Century Editions. - Why You Lose at Chess by Tim Harding. Don't take losing so hard. Do ask a strong player to analyze your recorded games with you. - 50 Essential Chess Lessons by Steve Giddens. Each lesson is a master game. The games range from 1935 to 2005. I thought Mr. Giddens' annotations were very good. - Modern Chess Openings: 15th Edition by Nick De Firmian. This is a reference book; you don't read it from cover-to-cover. - Carlsbad International Chess Tournament 1929 by Aron Nimzowitsch. Yeah, FTB avoided Nimzowitsch because Tarrasch is a better writer language-wise. - New Ideas in Chess by Larry Evans. These ideas are not new anymore. Focus on the diagrams, the diagrams. Visualize how the game unfolds from there. The diagrams are underrated. - (The Petroff): Move by Move (Everyman Chess) by Cyrus Lakdawala. It does not have to be this specific book, but pick something by this author and read it! However, you'd better have a rock-solid Black defense to 1.e4 if you want to score well in tournaments. - 365 Chess Master Lessons by GM Andrew Soltis. FTB has previewed this one, but has not read it all. Soltis is a most experienced author. - The Art of Attack by Vladimir Vukovic, revised algebraic edition. It's loaded. - Nimzowitsch: A Reappraisal by Raymond Keene.
- Understanding Chess Move by Move by John Nunn.

(FTB left out book suggestions for tactics, combinations, checkmates, and endgames, all of which are more important than pawns. Did you research Weak Pawns and Weak Squares? No, you don't need Silman's books to understand that.)

- FTB says "Yes, pawns are the soul of chess. However, pins are the prick of chess. Don't get pricked by a pin. Tactics usually hit swifter than pawns do."

* There's a flip side to the coin...

Peligroso Patzer: from Aug-24-05

Chess is not so simple that it can be reduced to the application of reliable maxims (such as “all rook endings are drawn”). There are exceptions, such as this game: Alekhine vs Reti, 1922 In which Reti realized that exchanging rooks (with <57. … Rxg4!>) would assure him of a draw.

(FTB recommends learning the maxims anyway, and make note of the exceptions. Over the years, FTB has noticed that when an maxim does not apply, one player or the other usually has violated a maxim prior to. Violations beget exceptions of maxims; threats take precedence.)

Chess variants (000) 0-1 0-0 vs 0-0-0 and pawn storm, R sacs
F Devinck vs Morphy, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 64 in The Fireside Book of Chess by Chernev & Reinfeld
Tarrasch vs Meisler, 1890 
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

Grob Gambit. Declined d5, e5 (A00) 1-0 Ns help trap Q
Grob vs Sperling, 1952 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

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

KIA vs Polish Def (A07) 1-0 Watch DB tear open the center
Bronstein vs Alburt, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

B24 Sicilian Defence Closed, Smyslov Variation 7.Nce2
Spassky vs Hjartarson, 1988 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Drill Variation (A20) 0-1 turkey not at workey
I Manolov vs O Rause, 1988 
(A20) English, 12 moves, 0-1

Barry Attk vs Indian Def. (A45) 1-0 Pinned & Overworked Ps
Jobava vs Ponomariov, 2016 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Omega Gambit (A45) 1-0 Likeit or Not
T Liket vs M Frank, 1932 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Gibbins-Weidenhagen G. Maltese Falcon(A45) 1-0Corr
C Bloodgood vs Jackson, 1976 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation (A52) 0-1 Smothered #
L Taro vs B Neale, 1949 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Declined. Bishop Attack (A57) 1-0 Bxf7+ declined
Zsuzsa Polgar vs E Ivanov, 1981 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. General (A83) 0-1 One K 0-0, one K fails
I Camousseigt Vera vs A Rodriguez Vila, 1992 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) 1-0 Useless Black Ns
Loman vs Blackburne, 1892 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: The Squirrel (B02) 1-0 Had a few too many nuts
Hill vs Janeway, 1946 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Spielmann Gambit (B02) 1-0 e6-pawn thrusts
Chelidze vs N Terashvili, 1976
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Modern Def Bg7 (B06) 1-0 Hustle into the center
Tal vs V Zilberstein, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 51 of 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
A Cheron vs M Polikier, 1927 
(B06) Robatsch, 10 moves, 1-0

Czech Defense: General (B07) 1-0 Pawn fork
E Alekseev vs G Guseinov, 1998
(B07) Pirc, 16 moves, 1-0

P on the 6th, Q on the 6th for Lolli's Mate
I Polgar vs B Toth, 1970 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Accelerated Panov Attk. Modern (B10) 1-0 Q fork
Korchnoi vs Salov, 1991 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 21 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Tal Var (B12) 1-0 8 straight P moves
T Gelashvili vs A Nauryzgaliev, 2006 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attk 5.Bc4 Bg7 (B23) 1-0 Pawn snipping
N Mitkov vs J C Alvarez Marquez, 2000
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 22 moves, 1-0

Starting Out: Sicilian Sveshnikov (2007) by John Cox, p. 162
T Luther vs Leko, 2002 
(B33) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights. Exchange (B45) 0-1 Simul upset
Lasker vs J Dimer, 1904 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 17 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

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B63) 1-0 Smell the sac
Anand vs M Tissir, 2000 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Fischer-Sozin Attk. Leonhardt Var (B88) 1-0 13.?
Y Troinov vs L Popov, 1962 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

French 3.c3? (C00) 1-0 The horse ran off from his K
V Hergert vs G Handke, 1988 
(C00) French Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Bird Invitation 2.Bb5 Qg5 (C00) 1-0 tripled Ps
Bird vs M Fleissig, 1873 
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange Var (C01) 0-1 Overworked defender
W Gwin vs B Wall, 1983
(C01) French, Exchange, 12 moves, 0-1

P-K4 Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 Black owns the initiative
W D Collins vs J A Curdo, 2001 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C27) 1-0 00 vs 000
Prince Dadian vs Kolisch, 1885 
(C27) Vienna Game, 25 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer Cntrgambit. Blackburne Attk (C31) 0-1 P fork, pin,
Blackburne vs Keats, 1871 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 18 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Charousek Gambit Keres Var (C32)1-0
P Firmenich vs Keune, 1942 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA. Fischer Def (C34) 0-1 Pawn jam seals in White K
Morozevich vs Kasparov, 1995 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

KGA Schallop Defense (C34) 0-1 Counter threat is too slow
S Buecker vs C Herbrechtsmeier, 1983
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 0-1

KGA. Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Overworked K
Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 22 moves, 1-0

KGA. Modern Def (C36) 1-0 P thrust into Arabian Mate!
A Mazzeo vs Bandoni, 1983 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA. Allgaier Gambit Thorold Attk (C39) 1-0 Superb Mating Combo
Maroczy vs G V R Exner, 1894 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Paulsen Def (C39) 0-1Royal fork, K walk
Mackenzie vs Paulsen, 1862 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 0-1

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39) 1-0 Just take it!
Anderssen vs G Perigal, 1851
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 0-1 Clobbering Corres
Kendernai vs J Spodny, 1966 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

KGA. Allgaier Gambit Thorold Attack (C39) 1-0 13.?
H Delaire vs NN, 1901 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 1-0 Q sac
Alekhine vs A Cruz, 1941 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Scorching K walk
Steinitz vs Lang, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game (C45) 1-0 Count the number of mistakes.
A Burns vs Robert Smith, 1872 
(C45) Scotch Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: Center Pawn Fork Trick (C46) 1-0
Glek vs Romanishin, 1996 
(C46) Three Knights, 17 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

Charming & instructive pawn # (this game is repeated elsewhere)
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Closed Var C53) 1-0 f6?, g5? disaster
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2 Kts Def. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55) 0-1 Qs choice
Theodor Sinkel vs Keres, 1942 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Double Gambit Accepted (C56) 0-1 P roll
Mario Schubert vs J S Christiansen, 2017 
(C56) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attk Accepted (C56) 1-0Q trap
Glukharev vs V Murakhveri, 1969 
(C56) Two Knights, 13 moves, 1-0

#4620 in Laszlo Polgar's Brick (Q sac for Mayet's # after Bf3)
D MacMurray vs A S Kussman, 1937 
(C57) Two Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

2 Knights Def. Traxler Counterattk Knight sac line (C57) 0-1 !!
J Cesena vs J Dyke, 1979 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Archangelsk Var (C78) 1-0 Kside B sac
Kotov vs Keres, 1950 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Richter Var 7.d5 (C80) 1-0 Vicious attack!
Vidmar vs A Neumann, 1903 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 25 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

QGD. Chigorin Def (D07) 0-1 Discovered Dbl Attack on K & Q
Huebner vs R Rabiega, 2004
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Exchange Variation (D10) 0-1 Pin the Q to the K
NN vs T Wildschuetz, 1936 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 11 moves, 0-1

FSR provides Explorer link to Qxb7/Qxb2; it's not so poisonous
Van Wely vs Todd F Rumph, 2011 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Crikey! Well done Benzol, this is magic.
G Bauermann vs R Butze, 1979 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 0-1

QGD: Modern Variation. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 Rd1 Crusher!
Botvinnik vs Alatortsev, 1934 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Prins Var (D97) 1-0Intermezzo entry
Saemisch vs H Marcus, 1949 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 21 moves, 1-0

Beautiful, relentless and commanding attack by Serper
Serper vs D Ippolito, 2003 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 24 moves, 1-0

KID: Makagonov Var (E71) 1-0 Invading Ns, different results
T B Nielsen vs Adesh Easwaralingam, 2017
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 20 moves, 1-0

NID. Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 1-0 Great tactics
Vitiugov vs Ding Liren, 2012 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox Var (E94) 1-0 Mad pawn charges!
Bogoljubov vs Grob, 1936 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 25 moves, 1-0

Hungrian Bg2, Bb2 v Classical Dutch (A00) 0-1Mutual penetration
D Tudhope vs N J Kalton, 1976 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: General (A01) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
M Antipov vs V M Mikhalevski, 2018 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: General (A02) 1-0 En passant triggers beautiful #
Tarrasch vs K Satzinger, 1914 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

1.Nf3 g5?!? Herrstrom Gambit (A04) 0-1 Blindfold simul charge!?
El Dorado vs T Gareyev, 2016 
(A04) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack/Bird-like Bb2, f4, Ne5 (A06) 1-0
J Rejdal vs M Dietze, 1931 
(A06) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 Kside Pawn storm
Tomashevsky vs Ganguly, 2007 
(A09) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Mikenas-Carls Var (A15) 0-1 Sharp
C Sumiacher vs A Planinc, 1971 
(A15) English, 24 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 P#
J Levin vs G Drexel, 1946
(A15) English, 42 moves, 1-0

K's English. Kramnik-Shirov Counter (A21) 1-0 Kside assault
L Piasetski vs Stijn Gieben, 2013
(A21) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 7, p. 38 in The Art of the Middle Game by Keres and Kotov
Riumin vs Euwe, 1934 
(A28) English, 32 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Bind (A30) 1-0 Overworked Pawn
Tal vs A Menvielle Laccourreye, 1966 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Bind (A30) 1-0pen lines to own K?
Petrosian vs Gipslis, 1965 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

Indian Game g4 (A45) 1-0 Reti discusses the Bishops
Breyer vs K Havasi, 1918  
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Indian Game 150 Attack f3, g4 (A45) 1-0 a-file vs h-file attack
V Vepkhvishvili vs Kasparian, 1968 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 1-0Stockfish notes
E Lobron vs Korchnoi, 1998 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 1-0 Up a piece
A Kogan vs N Templier, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Capablanca Var 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (A47) 1-0 Lolli's # on
Erik Andersen vs Hilse, 1928
(A47) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Modern Var (A56) 0-1 54...?
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2013 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 61 moves, 0-1

Veresov Atack. Dutch System (A80) 1-0 Superb Defense & Attack!
Shirov vs V Zhuravliov, 1986 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Classical (A84) 0-1 Handsome N sac & P roller
C Rosenberger vs A Gerschenkron, 1934
(A84) Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

Double King Pawn Big Clamp 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (B00) 1-0 P grabs
J Dueball vs R Cassidy, 1974 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def Spielmann Gambit (B02) 1-0Exchange sac,rob the pin
H C Underwood vs D Scheffer, 1948 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Modern Def Bg7 (B06) 0-1 Ps capture outward & center disappears
Sveshnikov vs Romanishin, 1978
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Standard Line (B06) 0-1 P sac breakthrough
I Shahaliyev vs M Iskandarov, 2014 
(B06) Robatsch, 75 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Be3, Be2 vs Bg7 (B06) 0-1 Kside P roller
J Beadle vs L E Bjorn, 2014 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attk (B06) 0-1 Qless MG w/action
M J R White vs G Buckley, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 29 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Kholmov System (B07) 1-0 Triple on the h-file
Short vs E Blank Goncalves, 2001 
(B07) Pirc, 28 moves, 1-0

Czech Def./French-like (B07) 1-0 A fun tussle
D Ariel vs L Altounian, 2002 
(B07) Pirc, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 9 in The Greatest Ever Chess Strategies by Sam Collins
V Kovacevic vs Seirawan, 1980 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def./Philidor Exchange 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (B07) 1-0 Fast paced
Sutovsky vs L Draskovic, 2018 
(B07) Pirc, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Blitz
Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2016 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 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

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Def (B12) 1-0video link
Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2019 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Advance. Van der Wiel Attk (B12) 0-1 Power to the Ps
Grischuk vs Shirov, 2002 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 62 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Exchange (B13) 0-1 B trap, R pin
Aronian vs D Howell, 2019 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 29 moves, 0-1

The Art Of Defense In Chess by Andrew Soltis, page 15
Karpov vs A Zaitsev, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: General 2.d3 d6 (B20) 0-1 Snipping Ps
D Tunks vs J McDonnell, 2009
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian UnClosed 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (B23) 1-0 W sacrifices 4 pieces
A Neiksans vs D Paiva, 2018 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicil Closed 5.Bc4 Nc6 (B23) 0-1 Black space advantage, B trap
R Tischbierek vs G Timoshchenko, 1991
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Nimzowitsch. Exchange (B29) 1-0D. King video link
Carlsen vs N Grandelius, 2016 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 38 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. 3.Nc3 e5 (B30) 0-1 Sac and mate by a pawn roller
Svidler vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

The King returns home: Tal's last bow.
Tal vs Akopian, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Bind, P lever
Morozevich vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 1994 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Set up Lolli's #
Morozevich vs Petursson, 1994 
(B30) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 1-0 Wild Qs!
A Shomoev vs R Mamedov, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

White sacs four pawns, forcing a Black retreat to his back rank
E V Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Sic Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin (B57) 0-1 The Pearl of Sophia
Topalov vs G Minchev, 1988 
(B57) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78) 1-0 Wildfire!
Miles vs J Veerman, 1986 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Keres Attk (B81) 1-0 Remove the Def
Movsesian vs M Orsag, 1995
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Tal Var (B82) 1-0 Q sac for Lolli's Mate
G Pirisi vs Van Wely, 1988 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningn. Classical Paulsen Var (B85) 1-0 26.?
V Soultanbeieff vs V Borodin, 1943 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf English Attack (B90) 1-0Who gets there first?
D Kononenko vs M Lukyanov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 0-1 Bone in the throat
H Goldhamer vs Fischer, 1956 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Chigorin 2.Qe2 (C00) 0-1 Pawn roller, N sac
Joao Nuno Baptista Valente vs M Percivaldi, 2017 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

French, Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 0-1 Flurry!
V Kovalev vs R Edouard, 2013 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0Blind Swine can't do
Kamsky vs D Pruess, 2005 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance Qg4 (C16) 0-1 W: From winning to losing
Kurajica vs A Planinc, 1972 
(C16) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 25.?
V Nielsen vs C F Delcomyn, 1894 
(C21) Center Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Notes by JHB
Pagan vs Blackburne, 1883  
(C22) Center Game, 31 moves, 0-1

B Opening: Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attk (C26) 1-0 P storm
J Mieses vs Martinolich, 1907 
(C26) Vienna, 30 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C27) 1-0 P roller
Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 
(C27) Vienna Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game/Muzio Gambit w/colors reversed (C27) 1-0Wild K walk
Blackburne vs Grube / Burnett, 1871  
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Pierce Gambit (C28) 0-1 Exciting!
Milner-Barry vs C H Alexander, 1932 
(C28) Vienna Game, 26 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 Irritating P thrusts
Fedorov vs E Najer, 1996
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Panteldakis Countergambit. Symmetrical (C30) 1-0
Chigorin vs Teichmann, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 13 in The Art of Positional Play by Samuel Reshevsky
Gheorghiu vs Portisch, 1969 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 0-1

KGA. Fischer Def (C34) 1-0 Nf3 sac for Kside build-up
A Cabrera vs J Baron Rodriguez, 1998 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

KGA. Fischer Def (C34) 1/2-1/2 Correspondence
Roszner vs G Berner, 1988
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA. Salvio Gambit (C37) 0-1 Reinfeld checkmate puzzle
NN vs Chigorin, 1875 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 Black center P fork trick; W batteries
M Sebag vs S Yudin, 2010 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Advance Vari (C45) 1-0 Control the promo square
Lagno vs M Swayams, 2018 
(C45) Scotch Game, 99 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 0-1 What a game!
Robson vs J Bryant, 2013 
(C45) Scotch Game, 51 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Gunsberg Var (C46) 1-0 24.0-0-0 wins again
Carlsen vs S Nyysti, 2002 
(C46) Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: General (C46) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1943 
(C46) Three Knights, 40 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical Var (C48) 0-1 P forks
D B Pritchard vs J Horner, 1975
(C48) Four Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian 4Knights (C50) 0-1 Q sac falls short
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 33 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 1-0 P storm w/R battery
Anderssen vs J Minckwitz, 1870 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 46 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Pierce Def (C52) 1-0 Central P roll
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Compromised Def ML (C52) 1-0Greco theme, P roller
Taylor vs Zukertort, 1882 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Classical. Cordel Gambit (C64) 0-1 "Nez Dispenser"!
Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical (C64) 0-1 The good kind of P grabbing
J Woestenburg vs R Ris, 2012 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 93 of 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & Du Mont
Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk Var (C78) 1-0 35.?
Jobava vs Kiril D Georgiev, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Queen Pawn Game: Mason Attack (D00) 1-0 Notes by Steinitz
J M Hanham vs Showalter, 1889 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Barry Attack vs NY System (D00) 1/2-1/2 it got WhAcKy
Jobava vs R Hovhannisyan, 2014 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Veresov Atack. Richter Var (D01) 1-0 Surprise central breakthru
K Richter vs Baratz, 1931 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD vs Modern Bd6 Stonewall (D02) 0-1 Bone in the throat!
J A Seitz vs Reshevsky, 1934 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

London System vs Delayed Spike (D02) 0-1 Neat P race
Tomashevsky vs Y Kruppa, 2002 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 0-1 Black chews on White like a bug bite
Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1953 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Colle System c4 (D04) 0-1 Locked P chains w/bad bishops
de Riviere vs Chigorin, 1883 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein Opening: Classical Defense (D05) 1-0 Par excellence!
Tarrasch vs M Kuerschner, 1889 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 g-pawn thrust opens lines
Reshevsky vs Kevitz, 1936 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

QGD: Austrian Def (D06) 1-0 Buffaloed w/pins
C S Howell vs Marshall, 1901 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D18) 1-0 What a finish!
Gligoric vs M Gerusel, 1969 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

QGA: Showalter Var (D24) 0-1 N sac for 2 pawns is effective!
Showalter vs Janowski, 1916 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

QGA: Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 20.?
Kramnik vs Karpov, 1999 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

QGA. Classical Def. Alekhine System Excepted ML (D28) 1-0 Bxf7+
Lilienthal vs S Landau, 1934 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

QGD: Ragozin Defense. Alekhine Var (D38) 0-1 Overworked g-pawn
K Holm vs V S Gujrathi, 2016
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

QGD. Ragozin Def. Alekhine Var (D38) 1-0 Kside Shootout!
Radjabov vs V S Gujrathi, 2019 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

G90 in Think Like a GM by Alexander Kotov, edited by John Nunn
Keres vs Fine, 1937 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz. Shabalov Attack (D45) 0-1 Interference!
Nakamura vs Beliavsky, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

QGD: Modern Variation (D50) 1-0 Now that's an F-Bomb!
V Mikenas vs S F Lebedev, 1941 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 1-0 Prevent castling and more
Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1910 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

QGD: Tartakower Def. General (D58) 1-0 White cuts a mean rug!
P H Nielsen vs V Georgiev, 2008 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 30 moves, 1-0

QID: Orthodox Def. Henneberger Var (D63) 0-1 Choices
Adianto vs Seirawan, 1994 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

QGD: Orthodox Defense. Classical (D68) 1-0 26.?
B Abramovic vs V Zheliandinov, 2000 
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Simagin's Improved (D86) 0-1 N&B sacs!
Spassky vs Suetin, 1958 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 53 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E02) 0-1 4 separate Ps beat 1 B
Smyslov vs Keres, 1948 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 57 moves, 0-1

Blumenfeld Countergambit: Dus-Chotimursky Var (E10) 1-0 Gem!
S Markeluk vs A Rodriguez Vila, 1991 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0 Qside thrust, pin
Anand vs D Kollars, 2016 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

KID: Normal. K's Knight Var (E60) 0-1 Black looked like Bobby F
Mamedyarov vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2019 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

KID. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1 Brilliancy prize!
Kotov vs Geller, 1949 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 0-1

KID. Saemisch Var (E80) 1-0 Effective P levers
Petrosian vs F Visier Segovia, 1974 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Incredible game by Bronstein - triple pawn sac to open lines!
I Aloni vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

Sveshnikov Sicil1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2019 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 23 in How to Crush Your Chess Opponents by Simon Williams
S Williams vs Zhao Zong-Yuan, 1999
(A03) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack: Symmetrical Def (A05) 0-1 Raking Bishops!
Feuerstein vs Mednis, 1956 
(A05) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed Nc3, Nge2, Bg2 vsDragon Nc6, Nge7, Bg7 (B25)1-0
B Verlinsky vs V G Kirillov, 1933
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

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, Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight Var (A16) 0-1 26...?
Aarland vs Shirov, 1991 
(A16) English, 26 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight Var (A16) 0-1Zwischenzug+
Jullik vs Tal, 1950 
(A16) English, 39 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense (A41) 1-0 Her best thus far
A Kashlinskaya vs S Sevian, 2018 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 37 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def. Euwe Var (A48) 0-1 Magnificient #
Bisguier vs Fischer, 1965 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky (A97) 1-0Weird, Wonderful
Santasiere vs J Fliegel, 1938 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 42 moves, 1-0

Awarded the "Best Game Prize" at the 2nd USSR Championship
P Romanovsky vs Y Vilner, 1923 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 3 in The Scandinavian by John Emms
Ljubojevic vs Kurajica, 1980
(B01) Scandinavian, 39 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Tartakower Attack (A45) 0-1 Semi-Dovetail/Pawn #
A R B Thomas vs R F Combe, 1946
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

QGD: Traditional, 4 Knts Gambit (D30) 0-1P grab, Remove the Def
A Schmied vs J Aagaard, 1995 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

QGD: Harrwitz Attk vs Bb7 (D37) 1-0 P roller into Gueridon Mate
Ufimtsev vs B Verlinsky, 1945 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 0-1 Simul
Smyslov vs F Kohn, 1976 
(C15) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 0-1

French Def: Tarrasch. Guimard Defense M.L. (C04) 1-0 Pawn #
Prins vs Yanofsky, 1948 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 33 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1-0 The minors are coming up next
Hracek vs Jergus Pechac, 2018 
(C45) Scotch Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 192 in The Golden Treasury of Chess by Wellmuth & Horowitz
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1914 
(B20) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit (C28) 1-0 Miniatures in notes
J Krejcik vs A Kraus, 1952 
(C28) Vienna Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed Nge2 (B25) 1-0 Climb the vine for Mayet's Mate
Larry Evans vs Woody Young, 1948
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: General (B00) 1-0 f6, g6, and h6 get hit
F S Anderson vs E Michelsen, 1945
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer Cntrgambit. Hinrichsen Gambit (C31) 1-0Weird, fun
Winkel vs Alkmaar, 1856 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Tripled Ps, caught in mid
Dus Chotimirsky vs Lisitsin, 1942 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. General (A30) 0-1 34...?
D Morozov vs I Makoveev, 2014 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 0-1

QGA: Bogoljubow Def (D24) 1-0 Surge forth, 3 on the 5th
R Rapport vs N Huschenbeth, 2010 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Closed Sicilian Nge2, Be3 (B25) 1-0 N roller, R-Q Spearhead
Keres vs A Oksa, 1933 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian 3...Bb5+ Modern Var (B01) 1-0 Q+ and fork LPDO R
Fischer vs V Bergraser, 1967 
(B01) Scandinavian, 30 moves, 1-0

The Game of the Year (New In Chess Magazine 2017/8)
J Bai vs Ding Liren, 2017 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy coming next
V Avari vs P Brown, 1999 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Mikenas Var (A66) 1-0 Arabian # in middle-board
Lputian vs D Norwood, 1986 
(A66) Benoni, 27 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern. Main Line (B05) 1-0 Criss-Cross Mate
A Brkic vs F Meng, 2005
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 55 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense 3.Nf3 c6 (B06) 1-0 Pins, Batteries
Lutikov vs L Zinn, 1973
(B06) Robatsch, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Center Attack (C84) 1-0 Prevent castling
K Richter vs F Nuernberg, 1949 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 16 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Fingerslip Kunin Double Gambit (C15) 1/2-
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1901 
(C15) French, Winawer, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort Opening: d5, Bg4 Defense (A06) 1-0 Dbl Exch Sacs
Kamsky vs E Romanov, 2012 
(A06) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange. Monte Carlo Variation (C01) 0-1
Swiderski vs Marshall, 1904 
(C01) French, Exchange, 48 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

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 23.? Notes by Stockfish
Tartakower vs Vidmar, 1905 
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Victor Henkin's 1000 Checkmate Combinations, p. 20. Missed 34.?
Gurgenidze vs Spassky, 1959 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Veresov Atack. Alburt Def (D00) 1-0 P roller becomes R pinch
K Richter vs F Nuernberg, 1941
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Perreux Var (C55) 0-1Moscow bully B
Estrin vs Koptev, 1941 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Modern Var (B04) 1-0 Sweet R clearance sac
D Vasiesiu vs M Grunberg, 2001
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 33 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Ross Gambit (C21) 1-0 The Q has no escape
E Pindar vs P Birch, 1860 
(C21) Center Game, 26 moves, 1-0

London System vs QID BxBa6 (D02) 1-0 Discovered+ collects Q
Kamsky vs K Aseev, 1986 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Var (B46) 0-1 P fork gains a piece
I Radulov vs Taimanov, 1970 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: General 2.e5 d5 en passant (B10) 0-1
M Martirosyan vs M Purtseladze, 2012 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical Kantscher (B66) 0-1Stockfish
Karjakin vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 39 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Advance Var (A09) 0-1 Arabian mate is coming
J C Pigott vs D Dvirnyy, 2018 
(A09) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Reversed Philidor Formation (C00) 1-0 Slasher
Schmaltz vs M Feygin, 2001 
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 0-1 Damiano's Mate
Udovcic vs Petrosian, 1970
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

QGA: Central Var. Alekhine System (D20) 1-0 Pawns on 6th
Romanishin vs Hort, 1988
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Delayed Exchange (C85) 1-0 tactics 23.?
Shabalov vs R Elseth, 1991 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 27 moves, 1-0

Damiano Def 3.Nxe5 fxNe5 4.Qh5+ Ke7 No d5 (C40) 1-0 EZ pickin
K Million vs J Marx, 2000 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Spielmann Def (A32) 0-1 P Mate
M Beilin vs Keres, 1945 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Scheveningen (B21) 1-0
M Esserman vs T Bartell, 2009 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 27 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Tarrasch Def (A14) 0-1 Pawn roller
D G Fridman vs Kosteniuk, 2010 
(A14) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Goering Attack (C51) 1-0 Dbl B sac, rolling Ns
S Rosenthal vs Baron d'Anglas, 1876 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 White pounds the center
A E Post vs Swiderski, 1906 
(B32) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1-0

QGA: Classical Def. Rubinstein Var (D27) 1-0 It's still burning
Gligoric vs Myagmarsuren, 1966 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 17 moves, 1-0

QGD: Barmen Var (D37) 0-1 The fishin' pole broke!
O Barda vs Vladimir Petrov, 1930 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 14 moves, 0-1

QID: Fianchetto. Rubinstein Var (E16) 1-0 Smothered Mate
Fine vs H Sussman, 1943 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Def (D46) 1-0 Give to get
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1921 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 17 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attk. Poisoned P 4...Qg5 (C40) 1-0 Dbl R
O Borik vs Novak, 1969 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Nc3, Bg2, Nge2, f4, Na3 (B24) 0-1 46...?
E Maggiolo vs D Suarez, 1994 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn (B97) 0-1 doin' as he pleases
R Grabczewski vs Tal, 1974 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1

Urusov/Scotch Gambit. Advance (C45) 1-0 f-pawn thrust exposure
R Grabczewski vs Z Gabrys, 1961 
(C45) Scotch Game, 13 moves, 1-0

K's English. Two Knights' Reversed Dragon (A22) 1-0 intermezzo
Colle vs Olland, 1923 
(A22) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 watch the Pawns go!
M Muzychuk vs O Girya, 2016 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 48 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav. Capablanca Var (A12) 1-0 Mayet's Mate
H Heinicke vs P Tautvaisas, 1949
(A12) English with b3, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Steinitz Def (C62) 1-0 Central forces
Aronin vs Jurkov, 1965
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Countergambit 2.d4 d5 (B20) 1-0Castled K wins
Anderssen vs M van 't Kruijs, 1861 
(B20) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var (C41) 1-0Much different
Rellstab vs F Surmann, 1947 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

G38 Modern Chess Brilliancies by Larry M. Evans. Algebraic ed.
J H Donner vs Portisch, 1968 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw vs f3, 0-0-0 (B07) 1-0 Remove the Def
Tingjie Lei vs F Peralta, 2019 
(B07) Pirc, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Alekhine Defense: Exchange Var (B03) 1-0 R vs N ending
J Heinemann vs M Hamer, 2015 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Hot Rook
P Poutiainen vs Kunsztowicz, 1973 
(B89) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def (C07) 0-1 Central thrust
I Veinger vs Korchnoi, 1986
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish Game: Open. Friess Attack (C80) 1-0 Noah got lost
Swiderski vs W Schwan, 1899 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicil Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Pin, Remove the Def
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B30) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32) 1-0 Pin to K
B Wall vs W Wall, 1969 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Castle opposite, P storm
Adams vs Leko, 1996 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) (A00)1-0 Right-handed version of Legall's Mate
D Moody vs S Bender, 1977 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Classical (D86) 1-0 Pin and Pawn Mate!
Karjakin vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 51 moves, 1-0

Modern Def Bg7, Bb7 vs Center P duo (B06) 0-1Qside hits WhiteNs
D Levadi vs D Hahn, 1992
(B06) Robatsch, 11 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Two Knights Attack (B10) 0-1 Kside Pawn storm
V Zhuravliov vs Kholmov, 1979
(B10) Caro-Kann, 36 moves, 0-1

QID: Opocensky Variation (E17) 1-0 33.? Notes by Stockfish
Karpov vs Salov, 1993 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening (A02) 0-1 Delayed Stonewall tumbles under P roller
N Hurttlen vs Fischer, 1957 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: English (A00) 1-0 Central P roller w/Q sac
Suetin vs K Zvorykina, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

KID: Accelerated Averbakh Var (E70) 1-0 tripled pawns, 25.?
Szabo vs Stahlberg, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense tranposes to French Advance (B20) 0-1 26...?
McShane vs I Efimov, 2009 
(B20) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal. Bishop Attack (E47) 1-0 Pseudo-Damiano's Mate elev
A Niemela vs J H Donner, 1950 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 30 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: 2.h4 (B06) 0-1 wonky game, wonky Dovetail Mate
V Rothuis vs F Olafsson, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening 1.a3 /Reti (A00) 0-1 Rob the pinned pawn
M Huettig vs G Fahnenschmidt, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

B's Opening: Berlin Def. Greco G. (C23) 1-0 Sideways Gueridon #
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Alapin Def (C60) 1-0 Simul refutation!
Fischer vs C Bell, 1964 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 Cntr Cntr Def: Bg4 Lasker Var (B01) 1-0 Fails to castle
Judit Polgar vs C Herrera, 1990 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

3/Four Knights: Italian Var (C46) 1-0 Blitz; Pin & Spearhead #
H J Calladay vs J Liebling, 1924 
(C46) Three Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Opocensky Var (B92) 1-0 Restriction!
Karpov vs Polugaevsky, 1972 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 1-0 Exch Sac for Kside Crusher!
Nakamura vs A Postojev, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights (C50) 0-1 Q decoy sac
Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 0-1

French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 Kside P storm
Judit Polgar vs Panno, 1992 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 30 moves, 1-0

Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attk Perenyi Gambit (B81) 0-1 Daisy
Carlsen vs S Bromberger, 2004 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 44 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit. General (A83) 1-0 Pawn mate!
Opocensky vs Hromadka, 1931 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

KID: Six Ps Attk (E77) 1/2- 6 is afraid of 7, because 7 ate 9!
M M Kazhgaleyev vs G Guseinov, 2019 
(E77) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Owen's Def (A40/B00) 1-0 Opening N trap, en passant mate!
F Rhine vs NN, 2017 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: General (D32) 0-1 Correspondence tactics
J W Hurlston vs A Lenz, 1912 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

B's Opening: Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attk (C26) 0-1?Pin trumps
Charousek vs G Makovetz, 1897 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 0-1

C-K Def: 2 Knts Attk. Mindeno Exch (B11) 1-0 Dbl R sac gone bad
A Planinc vs Podgaets, 1970 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Leningrad Bird Bg3 (A02) 0-1 White's promo won't remain on
Cockcroft vs H Juhe, 1968 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Colle 5.c3 vs Rat Def (A41) 0-1 Central P roller, development
A Muzychuk vs Bosboom-Lanchava, 2001 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 34 moves, 0-1

Modern Def 2.h4 Nf6 3.e5 Nh5 (B06) 0-1 Qless MG, Ks charge, P+
B Predojevic vs D Andreikin, 2016 
(B06) Robatsch, 36 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern (A01) 1-0 Uncommon finish
A Sokolov vs S Milliet, 2015 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: General (A02) 1-0 Maniac chess by Basman
M Basman vs A J Whiteley, 1973 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 48 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: 2.f4 (A00) 1-0 Watch the center dissolve
Suttles vs C Aykroyd, 1965 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 h-pawn thrust, exch sac, Q+
H Zeh vs Elm, 1963 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Raking Bs, Pin, Spearhead
L Unuk vs M Sebag, 2018 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

KID: Four Pawns Attack (E77) 1-0 Clearance sac is useless
V Vepkhvishvili vs Z Rukhadze, 1970 
(E77) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attk (C42) 1-0 Who saw P mate coming?
Alekhine vs A Rabinovich, 1918 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Bg7 Larsen Var 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (C41) 1-0 Unusual
Sax vs Adorjan, 1970 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 Brilliant!!
Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Classical Bull's Head vs Hippopotamus (A00) 0-1 Two Hogs on 2nd
E Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya vs N Gaprindashvili, 1979
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Famous Game 25 in 'Pawn Power in Chess' by Hans Kmoch
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

KID: Normal. K's Knight Variation (E60) 1-0 Trapped Bishop
J Lechtynsky vs M Tupy, 1998
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Bardeleben Var (C29) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Spielmann vs Prokes, 1908 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Pseudo-Austrian Attk (B06) 0-1 Counter threats
O Dolzhikova vs S Shoker, 2014
(B06) Robatsch, 36 moves, 0-1

French Def: Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Greek gift finish
V Yemelin vs E Goric, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Declined. ML (A57) 1-0 h-file P lever & battery
S Conquest vs Degraeve, 2001 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Tarrasch Var (C77) 0-1 Open g-file
Meitner vs Schlechter, 1895 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 0-1

Game 61 in The Golden Treasury of Chess by Wellmuth & Horowitz
Paulsen vs H Schneider, 1864 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Dragon (B70) 1-0 Standard h-pawn thrust
Z Karniewski vs W Kolacin, 1993 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Zukertort 4.Qb3 vs Lasker's NY System (D02) 1-0 Pawn fork
G Ilivitsky vs Kholmov, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Nc3, Bg2, Nh3 vs St. George/Polish (B25) 0-1
M Narciso Dublan vs Morozevich, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 55 moves, 0-1

12...0-0-0!!! says The Joys of Chess by Christian Hesse
T Espig vs G Moehring, 1973 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

QGD: Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 1-0 N Discovered++ and N mate
J A Leonard vs J Leonard, 1861 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 8 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Mason-Keres Gambit (C33) 0-1 Blitz
Keres vs Bronstein, 1965 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1f-pawn swoops like a bat outta hell
D G Baird vs H Voigt, 1896 
(B32) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 0-1 light-square weakness
B Wall vs R Uy, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 15 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 K walk
Paulsen vs Mackenzie, 1863
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

KGA. MacDonnell Gambit (C37) 1-0Full development beats Black Ns
Chigorin vs I Miasnikov, 1876 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Advance Var (C45) 1-0 Discovered+, Q Bear Hug #
T L Petrosian vs Le Tien Dung, 1994 
(C45) Scotch Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def/Reversed QGA (A43) 1-0 Formidable battery
Hort vs Velimirovic, 1976 
(A43) Old Benoni, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Panov Attk (B14) 1-0 Remove Guard to Gueridon #
Anand vs Adianto, 1992 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: General (A00) 0-1 Junior intermezzo
J A Ingvaldsen vs C Hanley, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def: Marshall 4.Bd3 Nc6 (B01) 0-1Speculative Q sac
Grob vs K Helling, 1936 
(B01) Scandinavian, 32 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0 Impressive
Adorjan vs A Urzica, 1970 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD: Modern Var (D50) 1-0 aggressive bayonet attack!
F B Walker vs E Hanna, 1899 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Double Pawn Sac (C44) 1-0 Splatter!
G Arraga vs C Marsico, 2000 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Dbl Fio (E01) 1-0 Armed
Flohr vs G Wheatcroft, 1939 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Var (A51) 1-0 FSR explains
F Rhine vs D Bungo, 2013 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch (C47) 1-0 Bishop so bad, it's evil
Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1887 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight Var (A16) 1-0 P rollers
C Hansen vs Ftacnik, 1991 
(A16) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Raking Bs, two pins
Zaw Win Lay vs Wynn Zaw Htun, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Fully Accepted Var (A58) 0-1 Saratoga Springs, NY
Lapshun vs I Nikolayev, 1998
(A58) Benko Gambit, 28 moves, 0-1

KID: Makagonov Var (E71) 0-1 Game of His Year
A Firouzja vs M Karthikeyan, 2019 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 52 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Lolli Var (C44) 1-0 Passer settles famous game
Edinburgh vs London, 1824 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Modern. Alburt Var (B04) 1-0 19.?
Nisipeanu vs D Reinderman, 2010 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 31 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attk (C56) 1-0 Q robs the pin
Larry Evans vs A Sandrin, 1946 
(C56) Two Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

KGD: Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attk (C31) 0-1Mate threat into pin
Marshall vs Duras, 1913 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Anderssen Cntrattk (B01) 1-0 Castled K wins
G Wheatcroft vs H C Christoffersen, 1937 
(B01) Scandinavian, 17 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 sac Nxf6 exposes Black K
H Steiner vs A Gring, 1946
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense (D07) 0-1 Deflection
A Hrdy vs H Haberditz, 1951 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 8 moves, 0-1

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0 Reinfeld puzzle 32.?
Berliner vs S E Almgren, 1946 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Winawer Countergambit (D10) 0-1 Boom!
Zolotukhin vs I Nikolayev, 1981 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Var (B02) 1-0 Castled opp
I Nikolayev vs A Yakunov, 1989
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def: Tartakower-Indian (A54) 0-1 Pawn grabbing
K Kuenitz vs S Stanek, 2010 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 25 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 1-0 Lolli's Mate is coming
J Becerra Rivero vs A Shvartsman, 2011
(B30) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

KGA. Cunningham Def (C35) 0-1 Q&N work well together up close
NN vs H Wright, 1943 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 12 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird Var (C61) 1-0 Pawns march, piece sac
Leko vs Morozevich, 2002 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack (B81) 0-1 Stockfish
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Double P Sac (C44) 1-0 Whirlwind Ns
I Zaitsev vs V Storozhenko, 1970 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

QGA: Rosenthal Var (D21) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Kramnik vs Ehlvest, 1995 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45) 1-0 Finish w/sharp possibilities
T W Barnes vs Loewenthal, 1856
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Colle System 5.b3 Copycat (D05) 0-1 h-file assault
E Thorold vs J Mason, 1890
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: General (A00) 1-0 Interference
Hector vs L B Hoyos Millan, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Sic Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern, Early deviatns (B62) 1-0 2 e.p.
Matulovic vs S Martinovic, 1984
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 42 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def: Two Knts Var (A54) 1-0 Pin, Remove the Guard
L Schmid vs H Westerinen, 1968 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 17 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Veresov Attack (D00) 0-1 Discoveries
G Dodds vs F Kelling, 1914
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

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