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  1. "Ross For Boss" - We Should Have Listened
    Texas billionaire businessman Mr. Ross Perot was sooo right. "That giant sucking sound" was American jobs leaving the states for cheaper labor in foreign countries. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was terrible for the United States of America. Lots of small factories that used to be in small American towns that gladly supplied local labor in a dependent partnership, took advantage of NAFTA, packed up and left the country leaving small town workers high and dry. There goes the local economy. If people can't work, they don't have money to spend, and shops close up without retail sales. "Globalism" is the main foreign policy approach of the Democrat Party today, putting America second to aid the world's economy, yet the world's economy has gone into the crapper for decades now. Why would we essentially put the needs of other countries ahead of America? Clinton and Bush Sr. both supported the NAFTA disaster. (Bush did not have an economic plan, so he signed on to Clinton's plan and got beat for re-election, losing votes to third-party Independent candidate businessman Ross Perot who said NAFTA was bad, Bad, BAD! Yes, NAFTA helped to usher in the era of Slick Willie, even though his numerous sexual misdeeds, ill-gotten financial gains, and outright lies were well known before his first election. 12-year mistress Gennifer Flowers was well-known at the time, but voters went with a fresh politician anyway, and continue to do so.) Politicians from both major parties wanted to be able to take credit for doing something. Sometimes it's better to do nothing than something, especially when it comes to the federal government. (I say leave the free market alone and it will adjust via supply and demand because motivated entrepreneurs want to make a dollar again and again.) The more the federal government takes on, the more they screw up. The federal government is not about doing what's right or best for the American people, it's about lying to stay in power and get rich off wasteful, lavish government spending, excessive government contracts way over cost, kickbacks and political favors.

    Perhaps little is worse than our bloated Veteran's Administration, a red tape bureaucracy that kills off our soldiers who served faithfully while they wait days, weeks, months for medical care that was promised to them. People think they want the government to take charge of our health care via Obamacare? No, HELL NO! Government operated health care will be a clusterflub of gigantic proportions and we'll loose our privacy once our health records are stored in government data bases, only to be leaked at a later date. The less the federal government operates, the better... especially matters the private sector can address through free competition in the marketplace. Citizens of the United States already have the best health care in the world. Why let the government ruin that? Because the Democrat party wants complete control of the people's choices, and taking over health care is one sure way to do that. If government can run health care, government can then run the people any which way it wishes.

    Moscow fell on even worse economic times in the 1980s and 1990s. Communism is forced labor, not motivating, very unproductive. Communism controls the choices of it's people. They are not free to choose. The government chooses for them. Sound familiar?

    Along came American government watchdog Ron Paul. The media does not like Mr. Paul because he speaks his mind. Mr. Paul refuses to support American wars and be politically correct so he's given little publicity; not many people are exposed to Ron Paul's message. His warnings are crystal clear about the downward spiral America is headed and how our reckless FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM -- adding to the crisis instead of resolving it. Perhaps his son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a true freedom fighter for personal rights and responsible government spending, will be elected president one day.

    Although most of America does not listen, in large part because the complicit national media propaganda deliberately screens out those who speak out against the liberal socialist "progressive" agenda of bigger government, higher taxes-spending-restrictions and lower, deviant social morays, we thank you Mr. Perot and Mr. Paul for trying to do what is best for America. We should have listened to your warnings.

    This has been the Rossolimo Attack on harmful federal government regulatory oversight -- stripping individuals and states of the freedom to choose as the federal government chooses for them -- and outrageously reckless, wasteful spending for $21 TRILLION dollars of national debt?!?!? Why do American voters allow the federal government to be this shamefully glutinous and blatantly irresponsible -- spending money we do not have, money we cannot pay back?!? Why is the red tape neglect of the Veterans Administration killing more of our soldiers than enemy combatants do?!?!?

    I say protect the border, dump NAFTA and bring our jobs back home! The Canal Attack takes place along the southern Texas, Arizona and California borders. Don't ask about New Mexico.

    107 games, 1937-2014

  2. '62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy' chosen by IC
    The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played: '62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy' as selected by Irving Chernev for his classic book.

    This collection compiled by SirIvanhoe. Fred the Bear used the link to copy this collection from SirIvanhoe. Thank you SirIvanhoe!

    62 games, 1873-1961

  3. -ER
    Emanuel Lasker, Bobby Fischer: Tremendous world champions. Perhaps no other world champions have made a LASTING IMPACT on the chess world like these two have.

    I'd have to say that the strategic principles outlined by the first official world champion Wilhelm Steinitz would land him quite high on such a list having made a LASTING IMPACT. Garry Kasparov certainly leaps upward with his "My Great Predecessors" book series and mixed results against computers. Lasker would surely include Jose Capablanca, who had a brilliant but much shorter career and had to come out of retirement for financial reasons -- times were tough in the 1930s! Kasparov was heavily influenced by Alexander Alekhine. The evils of alcohol burden A.A. When sober, he could really tear it up.

    Listen closely at an American chess tournament, and the GM name you'll hear casually mentioned the most is easily Bobby Fischer. Perhaps "The Wizard of Riga" GM Mikhail Tal is close by in popularity. The pulverizing American champion Paul Morphy was not considered an official world champion, but no one was his equal world-wide. What chess player has not admired Paul Morphy's games, including Fischer himself?

    Fischer said Lasker was a coffee house player. He was mostly wrong. (Many disagree with Fischer's various opinions on many matters inside and outside of chess.) Both Fischer and Lasker were skilled, all-around players, great fighters. Lasker would play complicated moves, perhaps less than best but perplexing to the opponent, which Fischer disapproved of (having the benefit of several years of heavy analysis from the chess world).

    The one obvious area where Lasker clocked Fischer (and the entire chess world) was longevity. Not only was Lasker world champion for 27 years, he played at a very high level for many years later. Lasker went unbeaten and finished a half-point out of first (Flohr, Botvinnik) in the grueling nineteen-round 1935 Moscow tournament at the age of 66, ahead of Capablanca and Alekhine. Perhaps only Vice-Champion Korchnoi's career can compare for sustained excellence over a lifetime without waning due to age or alcoholism; both were smokers! It is fair to say that Lasker would be a GIANT in any era of play because of his ability to produce in difficult positions.

    A few of cousin Edward Lasker's games are here. Edward Lasker wrote a very instructive chess book called Modern Chess Strategy that influenced many future masters. (Lasker's Chess Manual was written by Emanuel Lasker and is also considered a classic for future masters.)

    Schlechter, Tartakower, Winawer and Diemer are in other collections. Joe Gallagher and Murray Chandler are uptown at the pub. Ravaging Kurt Richter is analyzing a position with Steiner in here.

    Efim Geller deserves an -ER place. Bobby might not appreciate the reminder, so Efim was not invited but he's on our mind. (Post Mortem: Geller landed with Euwe and Fine in the E-F-G players collection.)

    A special tip o' the hat to chess historian Edward Winter. The entire chess world owes Mr. Winter a huge debt of gratitude for his steadfast historical research of our fascinating game and it's many stories. He is a great champion of the game too!

    405 games, 1875-1994

  4. 1 Bot_vin_nik Blinked at Fredthebear
    When he loosens that tie, it's all but over.
    93 games, 1924-1969

  5. 1. d4 alt Compiled by ChessPraxis
    ChessPraxis formed this collection. Fredthebear copied it. Thank you ChessPraxis.

    Some label changes and order rearrangements have been made to the original copy. A few extra Colle Openings and a couple Barry Attacks have been added at the bottom of the list. So, it's still very much the same as the original collection with a new paint job and a set of whitewalls.

    58 games, 1883-2013

  6. 1. d4! Compiled by Benjamin Lau
    This collection was compiled by Benjamin Lau. Fredthebear copied it. Thank you Benjamin Lau!

    Who said 1. d4 is boring? Here are some fun and exciting 1. d4 wins and draws to dispel the old myths.

    102 games, 1895-2004

  7. 12 Moves or Less
    It happens!
    324 games, 1575-2015

  8. 1475-1860's New Orleans Native Son
    Oldies but goodies out for a spin.

    Most of Gioachino Greco's games are in the NN collection due to unknown opponents. Greco's games are worthy of study, a stepping stone to attacking artists Adolph Anderssen and Paul Morphy.

    Thank you gabon.

    291 games, 1475-1899

  9. 15 Moves or Less
    Ten moves or more.

    Well, it all takes off w/a Queen's Hack Attack refutation and a Spanish sequence that's a few bricks short of a load, but Ruy Lopez advocates won't mind.

    353 games, 1512-2014

  10. 17 Moves or Less in Fredthebear's Lavatory
    This is a collection split to make more room.
    228 games, 1620-2016

  11. 1870s - 1890s Classic Chess Principles Arise
    The Romantic Era of relentless attack slowly fades as World Champion Wilhelm Steinitz espoused "Accumulate small advantages."

    Well, maybe not just yet. Take a look at these sweet games! There's plenty of romance cookin' in here. This is a wonderful era of thrashin' action.

    270 games, 1560-1899

  12. 1900s Grandmasters Annointed
    Herein are games with an artistic flair, surprising moves, interesting attacks or counter attacks, creative checkmates, moves of a rare or odd ball nature, and blunders. Thank you Mughug, Life Master AJ, Prasha, DJYoung.

    Fredthebear is nearing completion of this collection. The collection shift has taken place but some editing remains.

    You might like Storming The Barricades, Compiled by jakaiden. See Brilliancies By "Unknowns" Compiled by TheAlchemist. Also, Logical Chess Move by Move by GNBC as a study tool w/the book.

    500 games, 1900-1949

  13. 1940s & 50s Barious Beauties & Bonehead BBQs
    Games with an artistic flair, stunning moves, interesting attacks or counter attacks, rare or odd ball nature, and embarrassing blunders.

    Site needs editing. Some newer games have not yet been shifted out. Thank you Mughug, Life Master AJ, Prasha.

    You might like Storming The Barricades, Compiled by jakaiden. See Brilliancies By "Unknowns" Compiled by TheAlchemist.

    251 games, 1939-1959

  14. 1960 Koltanowski 56-board blindfold-simul /gauer
    This collection compiled by gauer. Thank you gauer!

    Held at San Francisco, USA, 4th of December, 1956 by Georges Koltanowski - columnist and age 57, in which he received a blindfold and the white pieces in a simul against (some of) the following players (ordered by the amount of moves in which the opponents lasted).

    29 out of his 56 total games (all but one were wins; he scored +50-0=6 overall) are present here. The wikipedia article below suggests that the blindfold games were played consecutively (or the version of their story on 26 March, 2015), giving each player 10 seconds/move. In some cases, the names of the players of the black pieces were only given partially, and might be awaiting correction slip revisions.

    [References: (1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George... ]

    29 games, 1960

  15. 1960s-70s The Rise of Fredthebear & Fischer King
    Herein are games with an artistic flair, stunning moves, interesting attacks or counter attacks, rare or odd ball nature, and embarrassing blunders. The file outgrew itself; the games of the 1950's, 1980's and 1990's have been moved to their own collections.

    Site under construction by Fredthebear.

    Thank you Mughug, Life Master AJ, Prasha.

    The reader might like Storming The Barricades, Compiled by jakaiden. See Brilliancies By "Unknowns" Compiled by TheAlchemist.

    449 games, 1960-1982

  16. 1980s Babes, Booms & Busts Broke Fredthebear
    Site still under construction by Fredthebear. The endless scandals and corruption of the 1990s was given it's own collection. Some interesting draws from the 1990s were left in at the bottom.

    Note to self: This collection is painfully in need of more Viktor Kupreichik games! He became a GM in 1980.

    If you came here for the babes, they aint showed up yet. Must still be fixin' all that gelled up Valley Girl big hair doo... on the fashionably late plan. A good-lookin' first impression is important to snag a beau.

    So, let's kick this off w/a 1978 victory by The Fed (may he be amused). The point is that any large collection invariably has some mouse click errors due to the narrow selection line that occasionally results in some games being dropped in the wrong collection. But, we love Fedorowicz almost as much as the girls, so he stays. A review of the Maroczy Bind in action is a good thing.

    Thank you mmzkr.

    290 games, 1978-1999

  17. 1990s Blatant Lies, Scandals & Coverups of 1990s
    Site under construction by Fredthebear. The 1980's had to be separated from the 1990's. There was a BIG difference in the two decades.

    The man cheated, lied, raped, had lackeys murdered, and stole his way into, though, and out of office. He was impeached, but not convicted of his crimes of impeachment, even though many members of his own party admitted he had lied many times. A federal court of law found him guilty of lying, but gave him a slap on the wrist. (He was disbarred and lost the right to practice law, but he wasn't going to practice law again anyway with that whopping government pension to live off of.) Our nation has been bitterly divided ever since.

    Then he tried to get his loyal business partner elected to office, because it's the best way to commit crimes -- under the cover of his dishonest political party and the ignorant, lying national media. Under the popular party, our Department of Justice has been a complete fraud. Why? There's no accountability. The media is supposed to be a government watchdog. Not anymore, at least not upon the popular party.

    Remember when he looked into the cameras, wagged his finger and boldly said "I never told anyone to lie, not one time!" That proved to be a lie too. If his lips are moving, he's lying. Why bother listening to anything such a person says?

    330 games, 1983-1999

  18. 2 Turns Left. Help yourself says Fredthebear.
    samham and fredthebear had similar thoughts that spawned this collection! Site is under construction, but you might find something of use.

    There are a few main lines here, but most of it is out-of-fashion, which is just fine at the amateur level as long as you know what you're doing more so than your opponent. Just don't fly in the face of sound chess principles of active piece development, central control, and king safety.

    After all, the vast majority of successful chess moves come as a surprise to the unsuspecting commander, for had s/he anticipated such, s/he would have taken preventative steps. Victory is the result of the winner seeing what the loser did not see.

    The point being, less common opening lines can catch your opponent by surprise, unprepared, or less prepared than you. Surprise is to your advantage as long as you know how to accurately continue forth after springing the surprise! (Don't play something unorthodox and then start guessing yourself of what to do next.) Since amateurs see all kinds of unorthodox moves, don't expect "shock value" to startle and cause your opponent to panic. A master might surprise a another master, but a carefree amateur opponent merely plays on. They might even gain confidence from your less common opening line, thinking you messed up the theory.


    189 games, 1835-2014

  19. 20 Moves or Less in Fredthebear's Cookbook
    The accepted definition of a chess "miniature" is 25 moves or less. The very shortest brevities have been placed in other files.

    Note that most Sicilians and French defenses were removed to their own file because there are too many examples to include here.

    Fantastic Paul Morphy miniatures were moved to his folder; he had so many! Morphy had the sensational ability to wipe out opponent after opponent. A few zaps are still hanging around here.

    Most games played by NN have also been moved. You must check out Greco, Blackburne, and Tal, etc. They torched NN.

    Thank you billyhan, gr2ca,amtr, D.Observer, MorphyMatt, queen sac, ianD, painho, lightpath, ChessDude33. Thank you to Bill Wall for collecting so many miniatures over the years. See 6 compiled by gr2ca.
    See Brutal Attacking Chess Compiled by Timothy Glenn Forney for 400 games you should know. See Modern Chess Miniatures compiled by Benzol for Barden's book. LIFE Master AJ's "10 Greatest Short Games" ever! compiled by LIFE Master AJ.

    260 games, 1580-2016

  20. 2000 New Millennium Y2K Changed Fredthebear
    Shazam! Eureka! Ughh?? The original collection has been split in two to make more room.

    Thank you Benjamin Lau, inlimbo.

    Post from: john barleycorn to <HeMateMe> The Irish are considered the sharpest in Europe...NOT. To illustrate: A Russian, an American and an Irishman are discussing their space projects. The Russian says "We are going to fly to Mars." The American says "We are going to fly to Venus." The Irishman says "Guys, that is nothing. We will fly to the sun." "To the sun?" the other two asked. "Your spaceship will burn." Says the Irishman "Yes, we thought so too. But we will fly at night."

    Good luck to all! Many of us won't be around to see that day (or night, as the case might be). How about we clean up all the pollution left floating about in space first?

    246 games, 2000-2006

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