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Compiled by fredthebear

This is an on-going collection shift to specific opening files. Albin, Bird, Englund, and Gibbins-Weidenhagen gambits have been removed.

Thank you Morty.
See Shocking with the Smith-Morra from Some Favourites by DJYoung How about the MacDonnell Gambit. La Bourdonnais-Denker Gambit (C23)? Stean's Simple Chess Compiled by raydot

"In life, as in chess, one's own pawns block one's way. A man's very wealth, ease, leisure, children, books, which should help him to win, more often checkmate him." — Charles Buxton

"Play the opening like a book, the middlegame like a magician, and the endgame like a machine." — Rudolph Spielmann

"A thorough understanding of the typical mating continuations makes the most complicated sacrificial combinations leading up to them not only difficult, but almost a matter of course." — Savielly Tartakower.

"Knowing which pieces you want to be exchanged is a great help in finding the right moves." — Graham Burgess

"I don't think you can really compare anyone to Fischer and I have high respect for him – he's one of the greatest chess players who ever lived!" — Wesley so

"Fischer…is abnormally sensitive to the slightest noise in the hall…Then there are other players, among them Spassky, Viktor Korchnoi, and myself. For us, it is simply boring to play in an empty hall. When we appear on the stage, we are artistes." — Mikhail Tal

"He went out of his way to provoke the opponent to attack, and, reeking of contempt and crusader's zeal, devoted himself to consolidating some of the most hideously unconsolidated positions ever seen on a chessboard." — Robert Byrne on Wilhelm Steinitz

"The greatest compliment one can pay a master is to compare him with Jose Capablanca." — Irving Chernev

"The peculiarity of his style is that only rarely does he make moves which no one else would make." — Max Euwe on Vassily Smyslov

"When his opponent forces him into wild play, his performance is stunning." — Robert Byrne on Tigran Petrosian

"Win with grace, lose with dignity!" ― Susan Polgar

"What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, personal and professional discipline, focus, concentration, strong nerves, the will to win, and yes, talent!" ― Susan Polgar

"No matter how successful you are (or will be), never ever forget the people who helped you along the way, and pay it forward! Don't become arrogant and conceited just because you gained a few rating points or made a few bucks. Stay humble and be nice, especially to your fans!" ― Susan Polgar

ray keene: nimzos best endgames
v lasker zurich 1934
v spielmann carlsbad 1929
v lundin stockholm 1934
v maroczy bled 1931
v henneberger winterthur 1931
v thomas frankfurt 1930
v sultan khan liege 1930
v marshall berlin 1928
v reti berlin 1928
v alehine ny 1927
v tchigorin carlsbad 1907
and for a joke entry duras v nimzo san sebastian 1912 !!

A quote from the link:

"Modern day politicians on the left and right sometimes pay lip service to these ideas, but in practice they reject them. Legislation is all about imposing an order from above, rather than letting one emerge from below. And in creating their schemes, politicians all too often fail to give citizens their due as people, treating them as pawns and running roughshod over their rights to decide and plan for themselves."

The first appearance of the (John) Cochrane gambit against Petrov's defense C42 was in the year 1848 against an Indian master Mohishunder Bannerjee.

"Sorry don't get it done, Dude!" — John Wayne, Rio Bravo

The suffix "Elsass" is a pseudonym. In chess circles he was known as "Hans Gebhard".

Below is the acrostic poem by Mrs T.B. Rowland:

Tears now we sadly shed apart,
How keenly has death's sudden dart
E'en pierced a kingdom's loyal heart.

Dark lies the heavy gloomy pall
Upon our royal bower,
Kings, queens, and nations bow their heads,
Each mourn for England's flower.

Oh! God, to her speak peace divine,
For now no voice can soothe but thine.

Ah, why untimely snatched away,
Loved Prince – alas, we sigh –
Before thy sun its zenith reached
Athwart the noonday sky.
Noble in heart, in deed, and will,
Years hence thy name we'll cherish still.

That poem was published on pages 140-141 of Chess Fruits (Dublin, 1884)

"Many have become chess masters, no one has become the master of chess." ― Siegbert Tarrasch

"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him" (James 1:5).

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ― Howard Thurman

St. Marher, 1225:
"And te tide and te time þat tu iboren were, schal beon iblescet."

52 Zaza zwisch en z oot pergatious Zanivs shopped at Zedinsko whle Zhurivlious slept

Or not. Dzagnidze

"When you're lonely, when you feel yourself an alien in the world, play Chess. This will raise your spirits and be your counselor in war." ― Aristotle

"The habit of holding a Man in the hand, and moving it first to one square and then to another, in order to engage the assistance of the eye in deciding where it shall actually be placed, is not only annoying to the adversary but a practical infraction of the touch-and-move principle." ― Howard Staunton

"A bad plan is better than none at all." ― Frank Marshall

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." ― Thomas Jefferson, chess player

* Black Defends: Game Collection: Opening repertoire black

"Sometimes in life, and in chess, you must take one step back to take two steps forward." — IM Levy Rozman, GothamChess

So much, much, much better to be an incurable optimist than deceitful and untrustworthy.

The Dog That Dropped The Substance For The Shadow

This world is full of shadow-chasers,
Most easily deceived.
Should I enumerate these racers,
I should not be believed.
I send them all to Aesop's dog,
Which, crossing water on a log,
Espied the meat he bore, below;
To seize its image, let it go;
Plunged in; to reach the shore was glad,
With neither what he hoped, nor what he'd had.

A is the Gambit, by Allgaier found out,
B is the Bishop, so warlike and stout;
C is our Chess – the glorious game,
D is Defeat, with its sorrow and shame;
E is the Evans, a famous attack,
F is the False-move we wish to take back;
G is a Gambit, full of startling delight,
H is the Houses of black and of white,
I is to Interpose in the midst of the fight;
J is J'adoube, which the careless must say,
K is the King, the soul of the play;
L is the López, the Gambit so old,
M is the Muzio, adventurous and bold;
N is the Notes, explaining our play,
O is the Opening, at the first of the fray;
P is a Pawn, marching boldly ahead,
Q is the Queen, mighty and dread;
R is the Rook, a warrior of weight,
S is a Stale, an unfortunate Mate;
T is a Tournay, where the weakest must yield,
U is to Unite our pawns in the field;
V is Variation, which black overlooks,
W is White, who moves first in the books;
X is Xantippe, the meanest of mates,
Y is to Yield, resigned to our fates;
Z is Zatrikiology, a game,
& an art of endurable fame.

Source: Chess Monthly, November 1860, page 348.

Maximo wrote:

My Forking Knight's Mare
Gracefully over the squares, as a blonde or a brunette, she makes moves that not even a queen can imitate. Always active and taking the initiative,
she likes to fork.
She does it across the board,
taking with ease not only pawns, but also kings, and a bad bishop or two.
Sometimes she feels like making
quiet moves,
at other times, she adopts romantic moods,
and makes great sacrifices.
But, being hers a zero-sum game,
she often forks just out of spite.
An expert at prophylaxis, she can be a swindler, and utter threats,
skewering men to make some gains.
Playing with her risks a conundrum,
and also catching Kotov's syndrome.
Nonetheless, despite having been trampled
by her strutting ways
my trust in her remains,
until the endgame.

Old Russian Proverb: "Measure seven times, cut once. (Семь раз отмерь — один отрежь.)" Be careful before you do something that cannot be changed.

Drive sober or get pulled over.

"For surely of all the drugs in the world, chess must be the most permanently pleasurable." — Assiac

"Thirty Days Hath September" Lyrics

Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November;
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting February alone.
Which only has but twenty-eight days clear
And twenty-nine in each leap year.

Isaiah 66:24
24 "And they will go out and look on the dead bodies of those who rebelled against me; the worms that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind."

"Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy." ― Norman Vincent Peale

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." ― Martin Luther King Jr.

016z Azat Zhao Zbigniew Doda Time-out Xiangzhi Vadim Zvjaginsev Zherebukh

"Debt is dumb. Cash is king." — Dave Ramsey

A jester, court jester, fool or joker was a member of the household of a nobleman or a monarch employed to entertain guests during the medieval and Renaissance eras. Jesters were also itinerant performers who entertained common folk at fairs and town markets, and the discipline continues into the modern day, where jesters perform at historical-themed events.

During the Middle Ages, jesters are often thought to have worn brightly colored clothes and eccentric hats in a motley pattern. Their modern counterparts usually mimic this costume. Jesters entertained with a wide variety of skills: principal among them were song, music, and storytelling, but many also employed acrobatics, juggling, telling jokes (such as puns, stereotypes, and imitation), and performing magic tricks. Much of the entertainment was performed in a comic style. Many jesters made contemporary jokes in word or song about people or events well known to their audiences.

Your biggest fan is a Stranger. Your biggest hater is someone you know. ― Joker

Don't judge my choices when you don't understand my reasons. ― Joker


"In the opening a master should play like a book, in the mid-game he should play like a magician, in the ending he should play like a machine." ― Rudolf Spielmann

"It is a profound mistake to imagine that the art of combination depends only on natural talent, and that it cannot be learned." ― Richard Reti

"Once there is the slightest suggestion of combinational possibilities on the board, look for unusual moves. Apart from making your play creative and interesting it will help you to get better results." ― Alexander Kotov

"Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success." ― Napoleon Hill

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail." — Confucius

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." — Albert Einstein

"What's your favorite chess piece?"
Boris Spassky: "Whichever one my opponent doesn't have."

"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new." — Socrates

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." — Mahatma Gandhi

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." — Eleanor Roosevelt

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." — Abraham Lincoln

"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it." — Charles Swindoll

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." — Dalai Lama

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." — John Wooden

"Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It's not how you start that matters, it's how you finish."

* Bisguier's Chess Tips:

* Chessopolis:

* Capture the King:

* Miniatures of the Champs: Game Collection: Champions miniature champions

* Notable Games: Game Collection: List of Notable Games (wiki)

Here's a link to Tarrasch playing his Tarrasch defense!

Here's another link Fredthebear liked:
Game Collection: Tarrasch

Lines and Branches by KinG:
Game Collection: Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch Defence

* Pick a 5th move: Opening Explorer

* Happy Days!

* Glossary:

* Women:

Drive sober or get pulled over.

"For surely of all the drugs in the world, chess must be the most permanently pleasurable." — Assiac

WTHarvey: There once was a website named WTHarvey, Where chess puzzles did daily delay,
The brain-teasers so tough,
They made us all huff and puff,
But solving them brought us great satisfaction today. There once was a website named WTHarvey
Where chess puzzles were quite aplenty
With knight and rook and pawn
You'll sharpen your brain with a yawn
And become a master of chess entry

There once was a site for chess fun, was the chosen one,
With puzzles galore,
It'll keep you in store,
For hours of brain-teasing, none done.

There once was a website named wtharvey,
Where chess puzzles were posted daily,
You'd solve them with glee,
And in victory,
You'd feel like a true chess prodigy!

* Mr. Harvey's Puzzle Challenge:

Apr-27-23 WTHarvey:
There once was a chess player keen
He studied each move he had seen
With tactics so clever
His games were a pleasure
His passion for chess was extreme!
There once was a chess player bright
Whose moves were a beautiful sight
He never lost hope
Or his skill, he would mope
For he believed in fighting the good fight.

There once was a chess player so keen
Whose passion for the game was extreme
He'd study and strategize
And often would visualize
His victories, in every daydream.

<Sep-21-18 AylerKupp: If anything this game should more properly be referred to as a Semi-Tarrasch (ECO D40). The Tarrasch proper (ECO D42) arises after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 when after 4.cxd5 Black can only recapture with the e-pawn, 4...exd5, leading to positions where Black typically has either hanging pawns at c4 and d5 or an IQP at d5. But the interposition of ...Nf6 prior to ...c5 as in the game allows, after 1.d4 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.Nf3 c5 4.c4 e6 5.cxd5(or, more typically, 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c5 5.cxd5), the recapture 5..Nxd5 avoiding the IQP and (typically) the hanging pawns.

But what's in a name? After all, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. The reason for my nit-picking is because it is still classified as a Colle system even though a correction slip was submitted by <Boomie> (admittedly just yesterday) to reclassify it as a Tarrasch. Which is my segue into one of my favorite stories:

A small town wanted to honor one of its returning war veterans and organized an event to do so. The local newspaper publicized the event and referred to the returning war veteran as a "battle scared" veteran. Several readers pointed out the mistake and the local newspaper acknowledged out the error along with an apology and a retraction saying "We apologize. Our local war veteran should have been clearly identified as a 'bottle scarred' veteran." Sometimes you just can't win with these "corrections".>

morfishine: "I like the Schliemann Defense, along with the Falkbeer counter-gambit and other chancy openings. Enterprising chess is the most fun, even if one meets with disaster from time-to-time. I'd rather go down swinging." poem by B.H. Wood, entitled ‘The Drowser':

Ah, reverie! Ten thousand heads I see
Bent over chess-boards, an infinity
Of minds engaged in battle, fiendishly,
Keenly, or calmly, as the case may be:
World-wide, the neophyte, the veteran,
The studious problemist, the fairy fan ...
"What's that? – I'm nearly sending you to sleep? Sorry! – but this position's rather deep."

Source: Chess Amateur, September 1929, page 268.

Vladislav Artemiev
(Russian Chess Player and Former Chess Prodigy)
Birthdate: March 5, 1998
Birthplace: Omsk, Russia

Abhimanyu Mishra
(American Chess Grandmaster Who Is the Youngest Player Ever to Qualify for the Grandmaster Title) Birthdate: February 5, 2009
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States

"Life is what you make it: If you snooze, you lose; and if you snore, you lose more." — Phyllis George

Galatians 6:7 in the Bible "Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

"those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" is often cited as originating in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde written in 1385.

Koneru Humpy
(Indian Chess Player and the Youngest Woman Ever to Achieve the Title of Grandmaster) Birthdate: March 31, 1987
Birthplace: Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Koneru Humpy is an Indian chess player and the current women's world rapid champion. At the age of 15, Humpy became the youngest female chess player to achieve the prestigious Grandmaster title. In 2003, she was honored with India's second-highest sporting honor, the Arjuna Award. In 2007, Koneru Humpy was honored with the Padma Shri Award.

Nodirbek Abdusattorov
(Chess player)
Birthdate: September 18, 2004
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The Battle of the Rats and the Weasels

The weasels live, no more than cats,
On terms of friendship with the rats;
And, were it not that these
Through doors contrive to squeeze
Too narrow for their foes,
The animals long-snouted
Would long ago have routed,
And from the planet scouted
Their race, as I suppose.

One year it did betide,
When they were multiplied,
An army took the field
Of rats, with spear and shield,
Whose crowded ranks led on
A king named Ratapon.
The weasels, too, their banner
Unfurled in warlike manner.
As Fame her trumpet sounds,
The victory balanced well;
Enriched were fallow grounds
Where slaughtered legions fell;
But by said trollop's tattle,
The loss of life in battle
Thinned most the rattish race
In almost every place;
And finally their rout
Was total, spite of stout
Artarpax and Psicarpax,
And valiant Meridarpax,8
Who, covered over with dust,
Long time sustained their host
Down sinking on the plain.
Their efforts were in vain;
Fate ruled that final hour,
(Inexorable power!)
And so the captains fled
As well as those they led;
The princes perished all.
The undistinguished small
In certain holes found shelter,
In crowding, helter-skelter;
But the nobility
Could not go in so free,
Who proudly had assumed
Each one a helmet plumed;
We know not, truly, whether
For honour's sake the feather,
Or foes to strike with terror;
But, truly, It was their error.
Nor hole, nor crack, nor crevice
Will let their head-gear in;
While meaner rats in bevies
An easy passage win; –
So that the shafts of fate
Do chiefly hit the great.

A feather in the cap
Is often a great mishap.
An equipage too grand
Comes often to a stand
Within a narrow place.
The small, whatever the case,
With ease slip through a strait,
Where larger folks must wait.

A clever king is the brother of peace. ~ South African Proverb

Mark 3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

Drive sober or get pulled over.

"For surely of all the drugs in the world, chess must be the most permanently pleasurable." — Assia

Once I asked Pillsbury whether he used any formula for castling. He said his rule was absolute and vital: castle because you will or because you must; but not because you can.' — W.E. Napier (1881-1952)

Old Russian Proverb: "Scythe over a stone." (Нашла коса на камень.) The force came over a stronger force.

Do not call to a dog with a whip in your hand. ~ Sudanese Proverb

* Know the five fundamental rules of firearm safety:

- Treat every gun as if it is loaded.

- Never point a weapon at anything you don't intend to destroy.

- Never put your finger on a gun's trigger until you make a conscious decision to shoot.

- Always be sure of your target, what's beyond it, and what's between you and your target.

- When not in use, a firearm needs to be locked in some kind of secure container—a gun vault is best. If it cannot be secured in a locked location, then a trigger lock should be applied. A loaded firearm should never be unattended.

1.Nf3 is the third most popular of the twenty legal opening moves White has, behind only 1.e4 and 1.d4.

"Whatever you are doing in the game of life, give it all you've got." — Norman Vincent Peale

"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows." — Ralph Marston

"A wise man never knows all; only a fool knows everything." — African Proverb

06z Zebco Kahnn fish spawn d4 fidi zoccolo fesso zborris29 Zaitsev system, which defends the Rhook, Zelic 12...BxN tactics fo breakfast tuna on a troll fo lunch an aftanoon bicycle rodeo william give u game sum need edward punch.

Psalm 96: 1-3
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over
The candlestick


Caro-Kann Def Panov Attk 4...e5 pseudo Albin CG (B13) 0-1 Simul
Alekhine vs M Scholtz, 1932 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 48 moves, 0-1

Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 Watch your backdoor!
A Vihmand vs H Haavamae, 2012 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game, Center Pawn Duo vs 2...f6? (C20) 1-0 Laugher
Alekhine vs NN, 1936 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Normal Var (C22) 1-0 Decoy, Pin, QxQ
Bronstein vs NN, 1950 
(C22) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Scandi Blackburne-Kloosterboer Gambit (B01) · 0-1
Alekhine vs L Morelli, 1923 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 0-1

What wasn't playing against Petrov's Defense??!
Fischer vs G Thornell, 1964 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Alekhine Gambit (B05) 1-0 R&Q sacs, back rank #
Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1937 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

WC (1910) KP Game: Maroczy Defense (A41) 0-1 Q exchange move 4
Janowski vs Lasker, 1910 
(B07) Pirc, 52 moves, 0-1

C-K, Mieses Attack. Landau Gambit (B12) 1-0 e6 becomes fatal
C Damant vs NN, 1932 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

A terrible blunder leads to a nice mate
S Titova vs D Koveshnikova, 2002 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

K1 Anti-Fianchetto with h4
K Hjortstam vs Genestier, 1995 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 21 moves, 1-0

K2 Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Pin Defense (B21) · 1-0
J Shipman vs H Beutel, 1992
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 38 moves, 1-0

K3 Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Pin Defense (B21) · 1-0
A Chretien vs S Charmeteau, 2000 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 1-0

K4 Sic Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Paulsen(B21) 1-0Rob the pin
M Esserman vs Van Wely, 2011 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 26 moves, 1-0

J Frankle vs de Firmian, 1980 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 41 moves, 1-0

A very novel mating idea.
Dutch vs J N Sugden, 1964 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 11 moves, 0-1

Novosibirsk/Siberian Trap. 9h3 fails to 9...Nd4! Try 9g3, 9Nb5
Kolenbet vs B Schipkov, 1987 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 0-1

"demolition of pawn structure"
R Krogius vs A Ojanen, 1944 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 14 moves, 1-0

Shortest game of Dubai Olympiad
F Rechi Perez vs E Grassi, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) · 1-0
S Sunyasakta vs S Gour, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Smith-Morra G (B21)1-0 Common open d-file K deflection
D Zardus vs A Steventon, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

Q grabs b2 pawn and gets trapped
B Wall vs J Friedrichsen, 1974 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 1-0

Royal family fork
B Wall vs K Saint Amant, 1991 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Morphy Gambit, like Horowitz delaying Nf3
G Welling vs Brinkhorst, 1980 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 1-0

Morphy Gambit, a Horowitz approach w/delayed Nf3
S Crakanthorp vs H N Maddox, 1933 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

The wrong Smith-Morra Gambit defense; accuracy by White
L Kurtesch vs Berta, 1958 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Rip open the d-file to get to the monarch
Fischer vs Auner, 1960 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Loose as a goose. Don't over analyze this one!
Matulovic vs V Sokolov, 1953 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 29 moves, 1-0

It's easy to attack w/open lines and active pieces
Matulovic vs L Segi, 1953 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 35 moves, 1-0

A nice selection of forks.
Petterson vs E Larsson, 1963 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 0-1

7.Bxf7+ 8.Ng5+ Unpin
A Diaz Alonso vs M R Bernaldo De Quiros Lopez, 2001 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 18 moves, 1-0

Remove the Defender; the pinned knight does not defend!
Moller vs Krasborg, 1987 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 0-1

The Siberian Trap
G Rohit vs K Szabo, 2001 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 0-1

Sac thy Queen and checkmate her majesty instead!
S Soors vs A R Saleh Salem, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 35 moves, 0-1

A poisoned pawn
I Suhin vs Mirosnitsenko, 1979 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 5 moves, 1-0

White wins a valuable center pawn after the Queens come off
E Weinzettl vs R Wukits, 2001 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Delayed S-M Declined
N Gaprindashvili vs A Kushnir, 1965 
(B32) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

Sicilian-French Westerinen Attack (B40) 0-1 Arabian Mate
D Pavasovic vs T Fogarasi, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Resembles the Smith-Morra Gambit; Bxf7+ removes the K defender
M de Bolster vs NN, 1970 
(B53) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation. Gary Gambit (B44) · 0-1
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Unpin, Legall's Mate found in Reinfeld's Checkmate book
H Buckle vs NN, 1840 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Variation (A51) 1-0 Notes by A.A
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1932  
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

A Bisguier vs Ljubojevic, 1971 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

Fortress crumbles but holds on
Knaak vs J Pachow, 2007 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

26. ... Rxf2 brings an X-Ray with Rooks
G Meins vs L Gutman, 2004 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 38 moves, 0-1

Author Hanauer applies Legal's mate
F B Arnold vs M L Hanauer, 1936 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 5 moves, 0-1

Budapest G Declined? (A51) 0-1 Perhaps a more correct unpin
K Zimak vs J Sobek, 1992 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def, Fajarowicz Var, (A51) 0-1 10 mover Q Trap
Najmes vs J Balogh, 1943 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def, Fajarowicz Var, (A51) 0-1 9 move smothered mate
Koppe vs W Hain, 1941 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Another Q check and fork LPDO B in the shooting gallery
E Gueye vs T Korsano, 1985 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 5 moves, 1-0

Budapest CG, Fajarowicz Var (A51) 0-1 Just take it anyway!
A Whiteley vs A M Dunn, 1989 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest G., Fajarowicz Var (A51) 0-1Deflect defender, Discover
M Warren vs J Selman, 1932 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: Fajarowicz Var (A51) 0-1 "Black & Becker" pin
P Lukacs vs W Becker, 1998 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Variation (A51) 0-1Decoy & Deflect
Soderstrom vs A Olsson, 1981 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

Control the open central lines and push the passer
E Solozhenkin vs N Miezis, 2001
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

(A52) Budapest Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0
Alburt vs W M Duckworth, 1987
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) · 1-0
Ivanchuk vs N Miezis, 2014 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 58 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation (A52) · 1-0
Reshevsky vs H Seidman, 1951 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

Budapest G Accepted (A52) 0-1 Discovery Bg3+ is coming!
V Kovalenko vs Beimanov, 1990 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Henricksen vs Bjarne Pedersen, 1937 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 h3 is a common blunder
Fomin vs Fedossov, 1988 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 Smothered mate
B Imeeva vs A Jovanovic, 2001 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Pawn Chain Traps Bishop
S Vokralova vs Jancik, 1970 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

A strong response to the Budapest Gambit... 4.e4 Nxe5 5.f4!
Kmoch vs Reti, 1926 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

Budapest, Rubinstein Variation (A52) 1/2-1/2 Tired of the EG?
Korchnoi vs J M Gomez Esteban, 1991 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Budapest, Rubinstein Variation (A52) 0-1 X-Ray Defense
Eliskases vs Bogoljubov, 1939 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 35 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation (A52) 0-1 Smothered #
L Taro vs B Neale, 1949 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 Smothered #
Olszewski vs Kasaja, 1989 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 Smothered #
B Farzamfar vs R Gralla, 2006 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1, 17 moves. Dbl R sacs, K walk
Helmer vs J Krejcik, 1917 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Rubinstein Var (A52) 1-0 Hanging N for White
C Prada vs E Machuca, 1991 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 in 9 moves
U Zak vs J Mieses, 1944 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Alapin Gambit (C00) · 1-0
E Diemer vs Hunn, 1983 
(C00) French Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

French Alapin Gambit (C00) 1-0 Ignore the fork, hunt the king!
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

This starts as an Albin Countergambit and transposes
Tartakower vs Reti, 1909 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

4.Qg4 is dubious, therefore playable
Smyslov vs Lisitsin, 1942 
(C02) French, Advance, 57 moves, 0-1

French Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0 B Sac, N Outpost
B Wall vs H Murtaugh, 1971 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

French Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit (C02)1-0 Stunning sacs
F A Foulds vs Lang, 1956 
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

French Adv Milner-Barry Gambit 8Be2 (C02) 1-0 Open kingsides
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1912  
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

A Rode vs K Pilgaard, 2003 
(C21) Center Game, 27 moves, 0-1

R E McBride vs Marshall, 1915 
(C21) Center Game, 51 moves, 1-0

10...Kf7! 11.Bb2 (not 11. Bxh8?? Qxh8 and Black picks up anoth
Blackburne vs C Hanson, 1876 
(C21) Center Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Lindehn vs L Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

H Reinle vs Niendler, 1921 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

S F Smith vs E Cohn, 1902 
(C21) Center Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Hermann vs Argonaut, 2006 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 25 The Black rook works behind White lines
Blackburne vs Lasker, 1892 
(C22) Center Game, 50 moves, 0-1

wow Krejcik's Masterpiece wow
J Krejcik vs K Krobot, 1908 
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) · 1-0
K Kulaots vs L Trent, 2013 
(C22) Center Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Notes by JHB; Q batteries
J G Colbourne vs Blackburne, 1894  
(C22) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1

MacDonnell Gambit. La Bourdonnais-Denker Gambit (C23)
Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

En Prise Bishop
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1904 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

The opening was selected by mutual agreement
Lasker vs W P Shipley, 1892 
(C25) Vienna, 24 moves, 0-1

No bust, just an error on move 15
Steinitz vs W P Shipley, 1883 
(C25) Vienna, 25 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Panteldakis Countergambit (C30) · 1-0
E Nebermann vs Silbermann, 1902 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 14 moves, 1-0

10.Ne5!! This game is a BLAST!!
Staunton vs NN, 1840 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

UR about to discover...checkmate!
J Krejcik vs Baumgartner, 1914 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bronstein Attack (C40) · 0-1
H Kloss vs E Diemer, 1959 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bronstein Attack (C40) 1-0 DB UNLOADS
Bronstein vs V Mikenas, 1941 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Z11 Typical Q check and fork miniature
M Duppel vs P Rouzaud, 2001 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

Z12 Check forces self-pin; exchange removes the Q defender
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Z14 Keres wins his last game with the Latvian
Vassaguron vs Keres, 1972 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 48 moves, 0-1

Z15 White re-deploys too often; Black exchange sac finalizes!
C A Young vs D Lemoir, 1999
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Discovered double check on the open e-file
A Toth vs C Guerra Costa, 1999 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

head and shoulders above his contemporaries; a black gambit
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var(C41) 1-0 2-sided danger
F Manca vs F Braga, 1992 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Spurious, but gorgeous miniature!
J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Stafford Gambit (C42) · 0-1
I Lowens vs Stafford, 1950 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 0-1

Napoleon Gambit (C44); an interesting game!
Napoleon Bonaparte vs General Bertrand, 1820 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Extensive notes on the Danish by bloggers
Blackburne vs J G Witton, 1885 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Incredible Combo
I Dolgov vs P Mikhailchuk, 1991 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Cat Tricks
Velimirovic vs O Seuss, 1964 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Advance instead of Exchange
D Sermek vs A Scetinin, 1992
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Wild, complex and fascinating
V Grabinsky vs A Potapov, 2005 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

K Pawn: Schulze-Muller Gambit (C44) 1-0 Chicago/Irish Gambit
D T Phillips vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46) · 1-0
G Minchev vs V Velev, 1994 
(C46) Three Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

Italian, Schilling-Kostic Gambit (C50) 0-1 Running won't help
Kozelek vs Holzmann, 1929 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 8 moves, 0-1

The Golden Treasury of Chess says it all!
F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54) · 0-1
L Barczay vs Portisch, 1969 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Long Variation (C55) 1-0 EG
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1910 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack / Max Lange (C56) 1-0 Q dual
Teichmann vs Allies, 1905 
(C56) Two Knights, 35 moves, 1-0

This looked like a game of "Give Away" chess
I Gudju vs Bogdanovsky, 1926 
(C56) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Brentano Gambit (C60) 1/2-1/2 This game is absurd
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def. Dyckhoff Variation (C63) 0-1Upset
Karpov vs Garriga, 1976 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

WC 1995: Open Spanish, Karpov Gambit (C80)
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Smothered Mate
D Miller vs Peterson, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG (D08) 0-1 Here's why it's called the Lasker Trap!
Blumenfeld / Boyarkow / Falk vs Lasker, 1899 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Immune Q sends K running
R Berger vs J Krejcik, 1907 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler Var (A52) 0-1 Q sac, bold attack!!
M Leskiewicz vs E Kahn, 1999 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: General (A52) 0-1 Sacs on f3, e4 weaken light sq
Kobe vs G Gorges, 1985 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Budapest Defense (A51) 1-0 Connected passers
Alekhine vs Russian Chess Circle, 1931 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 38 moves, 1-0

504 Gateway Time-out
I Nikolaidis vs A Ivanov, 1993 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

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