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Hammer the 3rd/6th some more
Compiled by fredthebear
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John Henry
By Anonymous

When John Henry was a little tiny baby
Sitting on his mama's knee,
He picked up a hammer and a little piece of steel Saying, "Hammer's going to be the death of me, Lord, Lord, Hammer's going to be the death of me."

John Henry was a man just six feet high,
Nearly two feet and a half across his breast.
He'd hammer with a nine-pound hammer all day
And never get tired and want to rest, Lord, Lord, And never get tired and want to rest.

John Henry went up on the mountain
And he looked one eye straight up its side.
The mountain was so tall and John Henry was so small, He laid down his hammer and he cried, "Lord, Lord," He laid down his hammer and he cried.

John Henry said to his captain,
"Captain, you go to town,
Bring me back a TWELVE-pound hammer, please,
And I'll beat that steam drill down, Lord, Lord, I'll beat that steam drill down."

The captain said to John Henry,
"I believe this mountain's sinking in."
But John Henry said, "Captain, just you stand aside-- It's nothing but my hammer catching wind, Lord, Lord, It's nothing but my hammer catching wind."

John Henry said to his shaker,
"Shaker, boy, you better start to pray,
'Cause if my TWELVE-pound hammer miss that little piece of steel, Tomorrow'll be your burying day, Lord, Lord,
Tomorrow'll be your burying day."

John Henry said to his captain,
"A man is nothing but a man,
But before I let your steam drill beat me down, I'd die with a hammer in my hand, Lord, Lord,
I'd die with a hammer in my hand."

The man that invented the steam drill,
He figured he was mighty high and fine,
But John Henry sunk the steel down fourteen feet While the steam drill only made nine, Lord, Lord, The steam drill only made nine.

John Henry hammered on the right-hand side.
Steam drill kept driving on the left.
John Henry beat that steam drill down.
But he hammered his poor heart to death, Lord, Lord, He hammered his poor heart to death.

Well, they carried John Henry down the tunnel
And they laid his body in the sand.
Now every woman riding on a C and O train
Says, "There lies my steel-driving man, Lord, Lord, There lies my steel-driving man."

Source: Knock at a Star (1999)

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

KIA e5 strong point vs French Ne8 (A07) 1-0 K stripped bare
Harikrishna vs Naiditsch, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 NxNf6+ Remove the Guard
Ameyalli Avila Fraire vs S Logothetis, 2019 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 11 moves, 1-0

English Opening vs Bb7 (A10) 1-0 Which battery is better?
K Spraggett vs Spassky, 1985 
(A10) English, 40 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Caro-Kann Defense: Goldman Var (B12) 1-0 Pin to win
P Rossiter vs Adams, 1989 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attack / Semi-Tarrasch (B13) 1-0 Classic
Karpov vs Hort, 1980 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 61 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Var (B18) 1-0 30.?
M Apicella vs C Bauer, 2003 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Closed 4.d4 a6 5.d5 Traditional (B25) 1-0 Q sac
Gossip vs J E Crewe, 1887 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. O'Kelly. Normal System Kan Line (B28) 1-0 Rxg7
J Penrose vs L Popov, 1963 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 39 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

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto Gufeld Gambit (B31) 1-0
E Sedina vs K Smokina, 2005 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Unique combo
Raush vs Muratov, 1958
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Var (B41) 1-0 26.?
Hromadka vs Tarrasch, 1922 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Normal (B45) 0-1Arabian # facing defeat!
Anderssen vs E Schallopp, 1864 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B78) 0-1 Dramatic defense!
A Brkic vs N Djukic, 2018 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84) 1-0 35.?
G Estevez Morales vs Tal, 1973 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Bloody game & interesting historical link
S Mariotti vs G Eppinger, 1969 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 1-0 Terrorist N on the 6th
Tal vs I Bilek, 1964 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

French Def: Horwitz Attack. Papa-Ticulat Gambit (C00) 0-1Heated
H Karner vs B Rytov, 1973
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Dim knights win?!
G Schories vs J J O'Hanlon, 1906 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

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 Defense: Rubinstein Var (C10) 1-0 csmath explains it all
Caruana vs R Rapport, 2014 
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Annihilation of Defense. Game #4490 in Laszlo Polgar's brick.
L Engels vs A Tsvetkov, 1936 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 1-0

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

Frisky game for 85 year-old!
H Strand vs Wade, 2007 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer Var (C15) 0-1 R hits R, Q hits R
W Adams vs Reshevsky, 1936 
(C15) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 1-0 KxB won't save K&Q
A Balzar vs S Wernbacher, 2001 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def (C24) 1-0 Criss-cross Bs w/N help
Leonhardt vs Schwarz, 1905 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Anderssen Def (C25) 0-1 Defensive aggression!
Zukertort vs C T Goering, 1877 
(C25) Vienna, 42 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit (C28) 1-0 R sac rounds up both Ns
Alekhine vs De Klerck, 1933 
(C28) Vienna Game, 21 moves, 1-0

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

"American Chess Bulletin, December 1911, p. 278
H Daly vs F Young, 1907 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Kaufmann Var (C29) 1-0 R rocks the 6th
C De Seroux vs A C Taylor, 2019 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

KGD: Falkbeer Countergambit. Hinrichsen Gambit (C31) 1-0 tpstar
M De Agustin vs Yusupov, 1997 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 28 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Accepted. Becker Def (C34) 1-0 Hook # w/Q
L Day vs A C Chow, 1988 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Quite a wild and passionate Thomas Crown Affair!
P Morley vs G Crown, 1945 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def (C41) 0-1 3 minors produce Blackburne's Mate!
Lombardy vs D H Campora, 1994 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Var (C42) 1-0 N sac
D Gutsche vs S L Jones, 2000 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical 5.Be3 Qf6 (C45) 0-1 Nxh6+
C Golmayo vs G Neumann, 1867 
(C45) Scotch Game, 22 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

Italian Game: General (C50) 1-0 Dovetail Mate
Koltanowski vs NN, 1942
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Goering Attack (C51) 1-0 Minors strip Kside!
Taylor vs Zukertort, 1874 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1 Tactics
A Giri vs Karjakin, 2019 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: 2Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 K backtrack
V Budde vs D Muzdalo, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2 Kts Def. Polerio Def Bogo Var (C58) 1-0 WWall notes
J Durao vs Prins, 1954 
(C58) Two Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange. K's Bishop Var (C68) 0-1 Exch Sac preps Bxh2+
A Matanovic vs A Planinc, 1975 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Bronstein Var (C69) 1-0 The Korchnoi Q
R Fontaine vs K Jedryczka, 2001 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 59 in "The Art of the Checkmate" by Renaud & Kahn
NN vs Tarrasch, 1932 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 1-0 N sac for a Q attack!
Anand vs Svidler, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Var (C89) 0-1 25...?
Z Almasi vs Khalifman, 1997 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Closed Def (C96) 0-1 Big R Shots!
Sherzer vs Acs, 1998 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 82 in The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 0-1 The Q is tied so the Black R is a bully
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2015 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 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

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

D11 0-1 30. Quite the Survival Artiste, our Mr Freeman.
Kenneth Harrison vs D Freeman, 1993 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Pins & Promotion
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

QGD. Pseudo-Tarrasch. Primitive Pillsbury Var (D50) 1-0 Qside A
Chistiakov vs Shashin, 1960 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Spassky Var (D87) 1-0 Dynamic exch sac
Topalov vs Shirov, 2008 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 34 moves, 1-0

"Monte Carlo 1902" edited by A.J. Gilliam
Pillsbury vs H Wolf, 1902 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening (E00) 1/2-1/2 Masterpiece of Swindling
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

KID: Fianchetto. Yugoslav Var (E65) 0-1 18...?
A Bannik vs Tal, 1955 
(E65) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O, 31 moves, 0-1

Hippopotamus (A00) 1-0 White penetrates weak squares
Naiditsch vs R Tischbierek, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 1-0 Pin makes a crowd
A Kosten vs P Mercs, 2013 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

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 Opening: Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A13) 1-0 25.?
Wojtkiewicz vs Skembris, 1990 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 1-0 29.?
Kramnik vs Ehlvest, 1996 
(A17) English, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD: General (D30) 1-0 Minor piece sacs to get the Q in close.
Korchnoi vs N Gusev, 1956 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD: Semmering Variation (D30) 1-0 Pins, 2 hogs on 7th
Euwe vs A Speijer, 1924 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

QGD: Traditional Var (D30) 1-0 multi-purpose 19.0-0-0!!
D Dubov vs A Giri, 2019 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

QGD: Three Knights. General (D37) 1-0 Back ranker
Nakamura vs Radjabov, 2019 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense (D38) 1-0 Tactics
M A Tabatabaei vs C Aravindh, 2018 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Richter-Veresov Attk vs Bg7 Indian (A45) 1-0R sac for Mayet's #
M Kupferstich vs C Chaude de Silans, 1950 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Mexican Defense: General (A50) 0-1 Squeeze, Rob the pin
H Wachtel vs Yermolinsky, 1993
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Three Knights Opening: General (C46) 1-0 19.?
Leonhardt vs Tarrasch, 1910 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 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

Bird Opening w/Bb2 vs Dbl Fio Bg7, Bb7 (A02) 0-1 Complete crush
G Szilagyi vs Jacobo Bolbochan, 1966 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening Octopus (A02) 0-1 Exhibition fisticuffs
Larsen vs Fischer, 1962 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

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

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit (C25) 1-0 Sac after sac!!
S Aakel vs R Bougayou, 2001 
(C25) Vienna, 38 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Greco Gambit Tradition (C54) 1-0Rob the Pin
Leonhardt vs W Schwan, 1903 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Colle System vs Be7, Nbd7 (D05) 1-0 Nxh6, Bxh6
S H van Groningen vs P A Koetsheid, 1932
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Colle System cxd4 cxd4 = IQP (D05) 1-0 Kside assault
A Preinfalk vs B Milic, 1946
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 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

Sicilian Defense: Closed f4, Nf3 (B25) 1-0 Open g-file
Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accptd (C67) 1-0Trap w/analysis
Ludwig E Bachmann vs Fiechtl, 1887 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 1-0

Fred Reinfeld's book Chess Mastery by Question and Answer
V Soultanbeieff vs Sultan Khan, 1930 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 Simul
J Hanus vs Duras, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

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