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  1. 100 Chess Masters Trade Secrets -Soltis
    Games from an instructive book I own. I think this is one of Soltis better books. It consists of 4 sections of priyomes-1) 25 Key Priyomes 2) 25 Must know endgame techniques 3) 25 crucial sacrifices 4) 25 exact endings.

    If you like this sort of thing, it is worth picking up or suggesting to your public library to add it to their collection. (Coach K started a collection on this which I am working to fill in some of the blanks; thanks Coach K).

    23 games, 1783-2007

  2. 200 open games by David Bronstein (part 1)
    from the book collection 200 open games from David Bronstein.More than 150 of these games appear in Chessgames.com. here is the link to part 2

    Game Collection: 200 Open Games by David Bronstein (part 2)

    101 games, 1939-1968

  3. 200 Open Games by David Bronstein (part 2)
    Game Collection: 200 open games by David Bronstein (part 1) From Bronstein book
    55 games, 1944-1968

  4. 98_C40_Elephant Gambit (from WhiteShark)
    From White Shark.to serve as a personal scratchpad which I will add some additional personal notes and perhaps some games. 99% of commentary is his. Any appreciation should go to him.

    <"Despite its name, the Elephant Gambit is a carnivore among chess openings!"> -- Tim Harding

    This is a fascinating opening that can yield great results against the unprepared. It makes for exciting Chess win or lose.

    The Elephant Gambit (also called the Queen's Pawn Counter Gambit or Englund Counterattack) is a rarely played chess opening beginning with the moves: <1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5!?>

    In this gambit, Black ignores the attack on his e-pawn and immediately tries to wrest the initiative from White. The main idea is that Black has sacrificed a pawn to gain a move and must obtain compensation for it. The resulting position can be sharp for White, and thus may be a good surprise opening for Black. It is generally considered unsound, because if White plays accurately Black does not get sufficient compensation for the sacrificed pawn. One of the Elephant Gambit's leading modern-day exponents is Philip Corbin.

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    Unfortunately, White is able to capture either of Black's center pawns with the advantage, either by 3. exd5 or 3. Nxe5. With a center pawn removed, Black is in a passive position with White clearly having the initiative as White controls more space. A typical line might continue

    a) <3.exd5 e4> (3...Qxd5 saves the pawn, but leaves White with a big lead in development after 4.Nc3) <4.Qe2 Nf6 5.d3 Qxd5 6.Nbd2 Be7 7.dxe4 Qe6> and White remains a pawn ahead, though Black's development is somewhat smoother.

    Alternatives are:

    b) <3...Bd6> (the Elephant Gambit proper) with <4. d4 e4 5. Ne5 Nf6 6. Nc3 0-0 7. Bc4> ..., but here White enjoys a distinct superiority, but no immediate attack, according to de Firmian.

    c) <3. Nxe5>, Black plays <3...Bd6 4. d4 dxe4 5. Bc4 Bxe5 6. Qh5 Qf6 7. dxe5>, which is thought to be slightly better for White.

    d) After <1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 e4 4. Qe2>, Black plays <4...f5 5. d3 Nf6 6. dxe4 fxe4 7. Nc3 Bb4 8. Qb5+ c6 9. Qxb4 exf3> with 10. <Bg5 cxd5 11. 0-0-0 Nc6> as in Tal-Lutikov, Tallinn 1964 (see de Firmian) with advantage for White. The continuation of the game can be found here: [1].

    e) After <1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 e4 4. Qe2 Nf6

    <e1) 5. d3 Be7 6. dxe4 0-0 7. Nc3 Re8 8. Bd2 Bb4 9. 0-0-0>, with advantage for White (de Firmian).

    <e2) 5. Nc3 Be7 6. Nxe4

    <e2a) 6...Nxd5 7. d3 0-0 8. Qd1 Bg4 9. Be2 f5 10. Ng3 Nc6 11. c3 with slight advantage for White, as in Salomonsson-H. Sorenson, Malmo 1982 (de Firmian).>

    <e2b) 6...0-0 7. Nxf6+ Bxf6 8. d4 Re8 9. Be3, with distinct superiority for White (de Firmian).>>

    f) <3. d4> can be used to enter some uncommon territory.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elepha...

    Countrin ze EG, by Eric Schiller: http://www.ericschiller.com/pdf/Ele...

    Elephant Miniatures, by H. Nakamura http://www.chessville.com/uco/cn/El...

    29 games, 1792-2008

  5. A Wandering Tour through the Kings Gambit
    My goal in time is to have very strong games of all flavors of the Kings Gambit- Accepted and Declined as both white and black to inform my future play.
    5 games, 1900-1960

  6. alapin gambit -alapin diemer gambit + reti gam
    Gambit openings against the French. As white I enjoy playing these lines than traditional French Defense lines .

    Reti Gambit refered to as French Defense: Horwitz Attack. Papa-Ticulat Gambit on this site. The Reti Gambit in this collection begin with the Reti Game.

    Thomas Johansson who wrote the Facinating Reti Gambit posted this video on youtube about it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w53j...
    he also has this blog
    http://borgchess.blogspot.com/

    I started out playing the alapin gambit but now prefer the reti gambit.

    I'll also list some Caro-kann gambit games as well . The Euwe Attack.


    53 games, 1892-2006

  7. Alterman BlackGambit Guide1 : 1. D4 -BenkoGambit
    This is the only Alterman Gambit Guide that i own. I am in the process of learning alternatives to the Kings Indian as Black. These games although mostly not in the book they speak to the spirit of the counterattacking line of The Benko Gambit, The Blumenfeld Gambit, The Vanagian Gambit, English Defense Gambit.

    5000 Benko Gambits Opening Explorer

    some additional Benko game collections for ideas

    Game Collection: benoni / benko brilliancies Game Collection: BRCC: 1. d4 Games For White and Black Game Collection: BENKO GAMBIT DECLINED Game Collection: Winning with the Benko Game Collection: Gambito Benko Game Collection: The ABC of the Benko Gambit Game Collection: Benko games Game Collection: benko gambit Game Collection: 0 Game Collection: 0

    This is the Bluemenfeld gambit chapter 2

    Opening Explorer

    24 games, 1981-2017

  8. Alterman BlackGambitGuide1 1.D4 ;Blumenfeld Gam
    2 games, 1922-2009

  9. Anti-French Collection [White]
    Anti-French System [White]
    46 games, 2001-2013

  10. Art of Attack in Chess Vladamir Vukovic & Chess
    I am slowly creating this collection as I read it with page numbers associated with the recent Nunn Algebraic edition . The current collections on this book in Chessgames.com are missing a handful of games. I am sending in games complete scores for publication as I find them. I am currently reading this book and invite others to join along.

    http://takchess.blogspot.com/2007/1...

    I also added games from VV book "Chess Sacrifices"

    I find myself often looking at Timothy Glenn Forney's collection's so I put a link here for my easy access.

    Timothy Glenn Forney's Game Collections

    also patzer2 & notyeta gm have attacks ranked by theme for future studies

    patzer2's Game Collections notyetagm's Game Collections

    Some Alekhine and Kasp tactical games
    Game Collection: Thunderstorms from a Blue Sky


    87 games, 1845-2006

  11. Art of Planning (McDonald)
    The Art of Planning in Chess: Move by Move' by Neil McDonald. Compiled by Qindarka. I own this book and find it to be well written.
    31 games, 1945-2006

  12. Attacking games
    102 games, 1902-2010

  13. Attacking Manual Volume 1 - Basic Principles - A
    Games from Jacob Aagaard's Quality Chess Book The Attacking Manual 1-Basic Principles. These two books are his attempt to teach everything about Attacking Chess. Volume 1 is on Dynamics while Volume 2 is about tactics. His attempt to write a Vukovic type Art of Attack Book with clearer thinking/writing and modern ideas. This is a working book and includes diagrams to study Stoyko style. Entertaining Annotations. Recommended!

    His Concepts by Chapters

    1) Bring All Your Toys to the Nursery-include all your pieces in your attack

    2) Don't Lose your Breath-Momentum

    3) Add Some Color to your Play -Colour Schemes

    4) Size Matters- Numbers over Size(material worth)

    5) Hit 'em where it hurts - attack the weakness point in your opponents position

    6) Chewing on Granite - attack the strongest point in your opponents position

    7) Evolution and Revolution -( build-fight-build-fight)

    Manual 1 speaks to Aagaard's ideas around Attacking the King with each chapter discussing an idea and illustrative games to support them. An introductory sample is found here

    http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/ebook...

    also: The Chessgame link to the Volume 2 - collection Game Collection: Attacking Manual Volume 2- Aagaard

    Plus: Added to the end of this collection: These are positions with white having a one point a pawn on f6 and a fiancheto pawn structure by black.

    76 games, 1929-2008

  14. Attacking Manual Volume 2- Aagaard
    Aagaard meant this volume to be a followup to The Art of Attack but with modern games and clearer writing. A great book worthy of lengthy study.
    101 games, 1896-2009

  15. Benko Gambit-Tay's,Alterman's,Jacobs book & More
    I play the Benko Gambit as Black. Junior Tays Benko Gambit Move by Move book and the appropriate chapters in Alterman's Blacks Gambit Guide 1 and games from this site are my learning source.

    Some games in this collection are annotated in these books but most are similar to games in the books only for the earlier open lines. I like Junior Tay's chapter classifications and decided to match games to the order these variations appear in his book.

    I am sifting through Black wins with Kibitzing for additional games for this collection.

    I also added the games from Jacobs book . Thanks MicheleLiguori.

    Tay's Book by Chapters

    This is the shortened main line for the Kings walk variation Chapter 1 The King takes a walk. (my games 0-100) http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Chapter2: These are the style of game in flummoxing the Fiachetto fully accepted Finachetto. (my games 100-200)
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Chapter3; Benko Smenko the annoying b6 aka Pawn Return Variation is played after 4..a4 (my games 300-399) http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Chapter 4: Hustle and Flow aka the Dlugy Variation . games 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. f3 declines the second pawn with f3. (my games 400-499) http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Chapter 5: the Safety dance after 4 a6 5 e3 (the modern) http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... (my games 500-599)

    Chapter 6:The King out on a limb = Zaitsev System after 4.. a6 5) Nc3 (my games 600-699) http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... can lead to the Nescafe Frappe Attack 8 bc4
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Chapter 7: Ignorance is Blitz -decline (my games 700-799)

    4 Nf3 http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... 4 Qc2 ka http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... 4 Nd2 ka the quiet variation http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... 4 Bg5 http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Chapter 8:The outsiders 4 f3,4 a4, 4 b3 and 4 e4 decline (my games 800-899) 4 f3 http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... 4 a4 http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... 4 b3 http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... 4 e4 http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    Chapter 9: Deja Vu: benko themes in other openings. (900 -999)


    149 games, 1937-2017

  16. Benko plays the Benko Gambit
    22 games, 1964-1990

  17. Benoni
    16 games, 1912-2017

  18. Burgess- Gambits
    Illustrated games and positions from this book. look for a game where Marshall plays 15 be3 http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
    16 games, 1929-2006

  19. Collection of Attacking Games
    73 games, 1858-2014

  20. Collection of Collections- Openings
    8 games, 1934-2001

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