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unique themes :fourth division
Compiled by kevin86

Yet another group of games different from the madding crowd of the common game.

twopenny sac trap catches Keres in endgame mate
Keres vs I Raud, 1929 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 0-1

an immortal draw-in the future tense
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

a stalemate trap and maximummer problem-in a game
Znosko-Borovsky vs Salwe, 1907 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

black,a rook up,has to depend on a blunder and a queen sac
P Motwani vs P Roca, 1986 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

with his protector blocked-the trapped rook falls
Ivanchuk vs V Moskalenko, 1988 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1-0

a double-cross form of interference
Tarrasch vs Marotti / Napoli / de Simone / del, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

STUCK-white is unable to move either rook or knight!!
A Espeli vs Andersen, 1952 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 0-1

a reverse Legal-was it played on Elm Street?
NN vs P Krueger, 1920 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 0-1

unusual rook trap by queen
M Galyas vs J Boguszlavszkij, 2001 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

white had double check,trips,and was Champ- and lost!
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

triangulation strangulation
B Alterman vs Karpov, 1995 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

black finishes up eight pawns to three
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

the queen (s)mother(ed) in seven!
Vasiukov vs S Giterman, 1960 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 8 moves, 1-0

king is chased across every rank and every file
Szabo vs Euwe, 1946 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Black draw despite having two seventh rank pawns vs a rook!!!
Keres vs Eliskases, 1938 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

queen sac acts like rib-spreader,going straight to blacks heart
V Kovacevic vs S Martinovic, 1981 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 28 moves, 1-0

a wall that NONE can penetrate!
A Petrosian vs L Hazai, 1970 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

early queen sac-promotion-late stalemate trap avoided
F Elsness vs N Borge, 1995 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 54 moves, 0-1

rook dosen't guard queen and queen cannot hold rook
C Wallwork vs Duras, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 26 moves, 0-1

black has FIVE rook pawn at move forty.
A Blees vs I Rogers, 1991 
(E91) King's Indian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

white misses mate in one-executes mate on same square later
D Andric vs L Santolini, 1981 
(B55) Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

consecutive rook captures at e6,f6,f7,e7
Mamedyarov vs Kharlov, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

big,bad goof at the end
B Finegold vs Kaidanov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 54 moves, 0-1

Tiger beats shredder in comp game-two rook sac
Shredder vs Gambit Tiger, 2001 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 63 moves, 0-1

king chased to a1-black's that is-
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

bishop and queen dominate dark squares. king unprotected.
Tartakower vs D Przepiorka, 1925 
(C15) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

NN defeated by PPPPP in wild finish
R Lahaye vs L Zimmermann, 2001 
(A22) English, 64 moves, 1-0

mate delivered from b6 and h8-without moving those pieces
J J Hastings vs A P Law, 1994 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 15 moves, 0-1

white's crushing threat is met by mate in two!
S Nedeljkovic vs M Udovcic, 1951 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 60 moves, 0-1

rook sac imprisons white's bishop and rook
R P Michell vs Tartakower, 1925 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 59 moves, 0-1

take my queen please-but her shadow will kill you!
L Trent vs D Tan, 2002 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

two interlocking pawn chains-with open diagonal in between
D Harika vs Z Rahman, 2004 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

a long king chase leads to mate by castling
L Prins vs L Day, 1968 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

delayed action windwill-gobbles up knight and queen
Westerinen vs G Sigurjonsson, 1977 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

white wins a queen but not before sac-ing his own
H Schussler vs Y Rantanen, 1977 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

a position to gladden the heart-if it don't break it
S F Lebedev vs S Izbinsky, 1903 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 15 moves, 1-0

Noah's Ark trap for eleven moves
E Prie vs M Santo-Roman, 1997 
(A80) Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

K vs K opposition on move 12!!!
NN vs Bronstein, 1954 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Piket's charge:to force Q to g8 and K to h8
Piket vs Kramnik, 1999 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Rf7+ wins in three variations for different reasons
Ribli vs Karpov, 1980 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 55 moves, 1-0

to expect one mate...queen sac followed by pawn mate!
S Lorenz vs A Orlov, 2001 
(A25) English, 17 moves, 0-1

Fastest stalemate: 9.5 moves!!
J Upmark vs Robin Johansson, 1995 
(A10) English, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

both stalemate and checkmate traps-but fall short
J Boudy Bueno vs Szabo, 1979 
(B56) Sicilian, 75 moves, 1-0

Castling uses weapon of double attack
O Feuer vs O'Kelly, 1934 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Reti-Tartakower-version #336
J Krejcik vs J Thirring, 1898 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

white "sacs" queen to win opponents queen
Beliavsky vs P Popovic, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

Bogie:a victim of geometric logic
Koltanowski vs H Bogart, 1952 
(C01) French, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0

double attack of equals on equals.
C Bouton vs T Grabuzova, 2000 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

a king chase to and up the a-file
P W Power vs K Jensen, 1977 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 18 moves, 1-0

white dare not capture twice-attacked queen/later takes TWO
S J Solomon vs P Garbett, 1983 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

two rooks cannot stop one lonely pawn
Grischuk vs Rublevsky, 2007 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

where two bishops can dominate two rooks
G Taylor vs B Knapper, 1997 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

inverted interposition with check
J W Baird vs Spielmann, 1905 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

a quiet-aggressive final move
Spielmann vs H Gebhard-Elsass, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

white's king caught on outside of castle
Piket vs R Douven, 1988 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 43 moves, 0-1

queen and SIX pawns vs two rooks.
Glek vs A Rustemov, 2003 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 1-0

Lucena's only game:alas,not his winning position.
Lucena vs Quintana, 1515 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

After move 28 five white pieces on first row-in diff. positions
P Charbonneau vs Anand, 2006 
(B44) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

black gives up both rooks-then forces draw!
Geller vs Golombek, 1952 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

white lays odds of KRP
Rybka vs Ehlvest, 2007 
(000) Chess variants, 27 moves, 1-0

movers:white's KN 8x Black pawns 12x
NN vs E Diemer, 1984 
(A04) Reti Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

e2-where pieces come to be sacrificed!!
Estrin vs R Strand, 1966 
(C59) Two Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

epaulette mate-on the bias
V Kravchenko vs E Vorobiov, 2000 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

a kamikazi rook-stalemate problem
K Wockenfuss vs Andersson, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

bishop trapped by direct attack or skewer
Korchnoi vs Averbakh, 1959 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

rook rolls along seventh rank
Rubinstein vs NN, 1903 
(000) Chess variants, 22 moves, 1-0

five pairs of pieces next to each other-a sixth very close
K Georgiev vs C Ionescu, 1986 
(B40) Sicilian, 53 moves, 1-0

three pins for the price of one!
A Medina Garcia vs Andersson, 1974 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Kaspy wins with trips on black squares.
L Christiansen vs Kasparov, 1982 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

black barred from best move-by threefold draw rule.
Alburt vs A J Mestel, 1984 
(E73) King's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

even underpromotion cannot save white
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

black pieces look like they are in a snowglobe
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

black has "bad" bishop and "bad Knight"-can't stop P!!!
Chandler vs M Steadman, 2008 
(C14) French, Classical, 49 moves, 1-0

longest WC game on record-and one of the stupidest
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 124 moves, 1/2-1/2

desperado! white thrusts the rook in for the kill
Alekhine vs Flohr, 1931 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

R+R+N def Q
T Draisma vs G Welling, 1980 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 70 moves, 0-1

R+R+N redux:Kinte's revenge
V Voskanian vs A Kunte, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 59 moves, 0-1

shuffle off to Buffalo
Team White vs Team Black, 2007 
(000) Chess variants, 33 moves, 0-1

white faces a double check-and IGNORES it
A Soltis vs D Gurevich, 1981 
(B89) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

consecutive rook sacs in series.
L Schmid vs Rossolimo, 1949 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

black could have saved the game with a promotion-missed it
B Coraretti vs I Schneider, 2007 
(C13) French, 27 moves, 0-1

white's "chess brain" suffers stroke-no movement e-h files
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

two rook sac triggered by an unsupported pin.
Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 0-1

double queen sac leads to two artistic mates.
I Ivanov vs Kudrin, 1989 
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Only Q vs BB ending in database!!!
P Thoren vs V Faibisovich, 1998 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 78 moves, 0-1

knight left en prise of 27 moves-but it was taboo
Miles vs Ljubojevic, 1986 
(A04) Reti Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

those staid triplets. No pawns moved on c-file
F Vallejo Pons vs Naiditsch, 2007 
(C57) Two Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

a quadratic chess problem
J Kourek vs P Chrz, 1994 
(E72) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

computer gone wild!!
Bronstein vs Fidelity, 1991 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 51 moves, 1-0

two windmills:one for the show-one for the dough
R Bancod vs M K A Russell, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

the white king moves nineteen times-valderee,valderah!
H Danielsen vs R Pokorna, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

white misses queen sac mate in two
Plaskett vs J Emms, 1986 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

bishop moves to discover check! TWICE w different bishops!!
Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

white donates a queen to "the cause" La Raza
K Bischoff vs J Nogueiras, 1998 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 40 moves, 1-0

we get our queen! divert the pinner or ewmove the guard!!!
Suba vs Portisch, 1984 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 0-1

after black's 27th,both sides have triplets
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C15) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

black sacs queen-but can end two pieces ahead!
V Malakhatko vs Timoshenko, 2003 
(C59) Two Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Rogers involved in tripled rook pawns again
I Rogers vs Beliavsky, 1996 
(C28) Vienna Game, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

each side-in turn-saves game by abandoning the queen
Kupreichik vs N Rashkovsky, 1986 
(B57) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

white agrees to draw after missing mate in three!
M Gurevich vs R Ovetchkin, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

three moves made-three more to mate
Mogusar vs T L Trippe, 1984 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

underpromotion---and loss. Mate by two minors.
E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

triplets win!
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1918  
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 49 moves, 1-0

rook-from northeast to southwest in two moves
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

en passant capture leads to double attack
M Texeira vs W J Jordan, 1999 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 18 moves, 1-0

six mate threats after move 14
H Ohman vs G Buck, 1931 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

you've got to be kidding!
M Abbink vs R Witt, 1996 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

STOP! Drawn by fifty move rule!!!
Ivanchuk vs Kamsky, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

leading with the king
M Rohde vs S Polgar, 1992 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 30 moves, 1-0

both sides offer queen-at the sting of immediate mate.
Pilnik vs Najdorf, 1942 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 32 moves, 1-0

pawnless but not hopeless!
Bronstein vs K Darga, 1964 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

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