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Namesake Openings
Compiled by Calchexas
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This collection features games with openings played by players who eventually had the openings named after them.

Fischer wins with the Fischer-Sozin!
Fischer vs R Weinstein, 1958 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

Alekhine plays the Alekhine's for the first time
E Steiner vs Alekhine, 1921 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 62 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld discovers the Grunfeld and wins with it.
B Kostic vs Gruenfeld, 1922 
(D85) Grunfeld, 61 moves, 0-1

Isn't he famous now? Najdorf plays his opening
L Steiner vs Najdorf, 1937 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

Just one game?! Staunton beats the Dutch with his Gambit
Staunton vs Horwitz, 1846 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 56 moves, 1-0

This one's for the Birds - Bird finally wins with 1. f4
Bird vs Gelbfuhs, 1873 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Anderssen's Opening - Morphy spoils a near reversed Najdorf
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Chigorin destroys Pillsbury with Chigorin
Pillsbury vs Chigorin, 1896 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Reti destoys Tartakower with the Reti - good endgame too
Reti vs Tartakower, 1923 
(A04) Reti Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

Albin plays the Albin Counter Gambit...and loses...and loses...
Lasker vs Albin, 1893 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

All the Counter Gambit namesakes just lose...Falkbeer
Anderssen vs Falkbeer, 1851 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Winawer plays the Winawer
J Mortimer vs Winawer, 1883 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 51 moves, 0-1

"What do I do again?" Richter loses playing Richter-Rauzer
K Richter vs Bogoljubov, 1937 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 27 moves, 0-1

A 25 move draw?! Robatsch plays his baby
Euwe vs Robatsch, 1962
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kan kan certainly draw
Polugaevsky vs Kan, 1955
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Taimanov!
Bredwood vs Taimanov, 1960 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Anderssen pushes a-pawn, says go.
Anderssen vs J Mason, 1878 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

E Konci vs Najdorf, 1962 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

"Not much good comes out of this..." - Blackburne
A Brinckmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

NIMZO!!! (no, not the indian)
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1920  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Smyslov Grunfeld
Euwe vs Smyslov, 1948 
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 42 moves, 1-0

Grob pioneers his attack.
Grob vs H Glauser, 1965 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

King plays against King's Indian!! (OK, this is just a joke.)
D King vs I Rogers, 1989 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Marshall pioneers his attack
W Frere vs Marshall, 1917 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 17 moves, 0-1

Benko plays his namesake Gambit
F Kuijpers vs Benko, 1970 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

Bogo plays the Bogo
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tarrasch debuts his opening.
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1889 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky demonstrates the power of 2. Bg5.
Trompowsky vs A Kiprov, 1936 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

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