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Pick & Ch(l)oose Patch o' Berries fo Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear

This is an old storage file of mostly less common openings, lines that were once popular, or lines that caught me by surprise (possibly an ECO code transposal) to look at twice just to be on the safe side. Games will come and go from this file into different collections.

My opponent does not have to cooperate with my plans or play the way I expect. He might not know the correct opening theory! I might not know the correct response to his ad lib!

* Here's a link to Morphy Miniatures:

* Here's a link to a simple tactics course using miniatures:

* Brilliant (and mostly famous games)!! Game Collection: Brilliant Miniatures

* Forney's Collection: Game Collection: Brutal Attacking Chess

* Coded: Game Collection: Great Games by ECO Code

* Chyss:

* 23 pages of King's Gambit (over 2000 games) wins by Black!

* Black ...d6 Resources: Game Collection: 1...d6. A very interesting opening with no name

* Volo plays the KP faithfully: Volodymyr Onyshchuk

* White - Sicilian: Bb2 by gabon: Game Collection: White - Sicilian: Bb2

* Weird is what you're not used to:

limerick, entitled ‘The Solver's Plight' was by ‘A.J.F.' A.J. Fink and was published on page 22 of Chess Potpourri by Alfred C. Klahre (Middletown, 1931):

There was a man from Vancouver
Who tried to solve a two-mover;
But the boob, he said, ‘"Gee",
I can't find the "Kee",
No matter HOW I manouvre.'

1.e4 e5 2.Qh5? Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 insufficient N sac
Nakamura vs Sasikiran, 2005 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 87 moves, 0-1

Woody pusher (actor) had a bit of help from Yasser Seirawan.
W Harrelson vs Kasparov, 1999 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 0-1 Notes by Wade
A Saidy vs Fischer, 1968  
(A25) English, 35 moves, 0-1

The Barry Attack (2.Nf3) is essentially a Jobava London structu
Niemann vs G Oparin, 2021 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense: Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 0-1 21 moves
A Strautmanis vs E Gize, 1940 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: General (B00) 1-0 Blindfold simul
Koltanowski vs R J McRobbie, 1937 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Bg2, Be3 vs Pirc Def (B06) 1-0 triple on the 7th
Bologan vs A Kakageldyev, 1996 
(B06) Robatsch, 33 moves, 1-0

Czech Defense: General (B07) 0-1 U12, up a piece/video links
V Jalinskas vs V Akobian, 1994 
(B07) Pirc, 22 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def Austrian Attk. Kurajica Var (B09) 1-0 P roller w/a pin
Polgar vs Smirin, 2000 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Acclrated Panov Attk. Modern 5...Nbd7? (B10) 1-0
Lautier vs Bologan, 1999 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 10 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Masi Variation (B12) 1-0 Notes by A.A.
Milner-Barry vs Tartakower, 1932  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def 2.a3?! Mengarini Var (B20) 0-1 Remove the Guard
S Tofte vs G Sarakauskas, 2007 
(B20) Sicilian, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def 2.a3?! Mengarini Var (B20) 0-1 A Compliment?
N Larter vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense 2.Na3?! (B20) 1-0 Back rank threats
Zvjaginsev vs Khalifman, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def 2.Na3?! (B20) 1-0 Pins & h-file pawn lever work
K Menyah vs A J Mestel, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Capablanca vs G Wheatcroft, 1939 
(B20) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Alapin. General / Big Clamp (B22) 0-1Zwischenzug+
F Borg vs Niemann, 2015 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 21 moves, 0-1

Fischer played this as black against the English
K Thompson vs F Rhine, 1992 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 1-0 Stuffed full of pawns
Spassky vs Lobron, 1987 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Even in his last days, Tal could show to the whole world
Tal vs V Akopian, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Black could have made a game of it with 11...d5
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Don't grab the b- pawn w/thy queen!
Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicil Wing Gambit. Deferred (B50) 1-0 Sideways Swallow's Tail #
Tartakower vs J T Andor, 1952 
(B50) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

He won the exchange but he didn't make it? A simple approach..
Olland vs A Hamming, 1933 
(B83) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sparkling display of pyrotechnics by Robert Byrne!
R Byrne vs Evans, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Ross Gambit (C21) 1-0 Spearheads, Exchange Sac
Burn vs A Steinkuehler, 1869 
(C21) Center Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Halasz-McDonnell Gambit (C21) 1/2-1/2
B Bogle vs Tom Schmidt, 2004
(C21) Center Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Center Game: Halasz-McDonnell Gambit (C21) 1-0
A Granero Roca vs D Masegosa, 2001 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Spanish Var (C44) 0-1 the ...d5 rebuttal
NN vs F Rhine, 2022 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: General (B07) 1-0 Go after the backward pawn
J Howell vs F Manca, 1986
(B07) Pirc, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) 1-0 Outside passer
Tartakower vs B Tot, 1938 
(B20) Sicilian, 50 moves, 1-0

French, Advance. 7.0-0 Improved Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1
K Shevchenko vs Duda, 2022 
(C02) French, Advance, 70 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: General 3.d3 Nc6 (C42) · 1-0
Benko vs C H Alexander, 1957 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game: Tayler Opening (C44) · 1-0
Pachman vs N Minev, 1954
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game: Tayler Opening (C44) · 1-0
Csom vs Reshevsky, 1971 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Tayler Opening. Inverted Hanham (C44) 1-0 Shootout!
Pachman vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1954 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening 1.a3 (A00) 1-0 Plenty of counterplay
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 77 moves, 1-0

Bronstein at the Moscow - Budapest Match, 1949
Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Grob Opening (A00) 0-1, 23 moves; Strange knights
M Basman vs Miles, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3(A00) 1-0Euwe stunned by Nimzo swindle
Nimzowitsch vs Euwe, 1929 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs 2...Qd6 (A00) 0-1 Silman link
N Lalic vs Uhlmann, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Uncommon Opening/Pirc Def (A00) 1-0 Qless MG
M Waters vs P Dimitrov, 2008
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 78 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening / Reversed Scandinavian (A00) 0-1 Blunder end
F Eid vs J Cueto, 2004
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Congres international des echecs, 1869; Q trapped in the center
H Czarnowski vs E D'Andre, 1867 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Var (A01) 1-0 Q fork EAD & LPDO
Chiburdanidze vs J Xie, 1992 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Garry flipping the Bird at age 12 using a reversed Curry
Romanishin vs Kasparov, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Polar Bear style (A02) 1-0
P Cleghorn vs Benko, 1966 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 58 moves, 1-0

Zukertort: Lisitsyn Gambit (A04) · 1-0 Must Know Crusher
H Haberditz vs Hysek, 1938 
(A04) Reti Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Uncommon but not unsound Pirc/Modern (A04) 0-1 Deflection fails
D J Hacche vs I Bjelobrk, 2001
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

vamos el ajedrez argentino, che!!!!
Panno vs Spassky, 1955 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Tennison Gambit (A06) · 1-0
G Welling vs A Faber, 1978 
(A06) Reti Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Beat the Barcza System - no e4 (A06) 0-1 Marshall toys w/AN
Nimzowitsch vs Marshall, 1907 
(A06) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

KIA/Reti, Zukertort Opening: Q Pawn Def (A06) 1-0
Ju Wenjun vs S Sanchez Castillo, 2014
(A06) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0
R Mamedov vs J Mullon, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0
Eljanov vs Karjakin, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

KIA 1e4 e6 2.Qe2 (A07) 1-0 Tussle over pin; R vs B & passer
Chigorin vs Olland, 1907 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 80 moves, 1-0

KIA (A07) 0-1 Black destroys base of pawn chain, penetrates
Fedorov vs Kasparov, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game, Paulsen-Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 Rare Knights EG# in 3
R Mamedov vs M Panchanathan, 2009 
(C26) Vienna, 85 moves, 0-1

That knight sits silently in the middle of the board, then...
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(A09) Reti Opening, 62 moves, 1-0

Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 Thematic Unpin Miniature
Deutsch vs Koni, 1925 
(A09) Reti Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) 0-1 Hanging Queen
Pedersen vs I Burchard, 1995 
(A10) English, 24 moves, 0-1

Beliavsky plays give-away in brilliant fashion
A A R Afifi vs Beliavsky, 1985 
(A13) English, 23 moves, 0-1

A simple way to open, an instructive game
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Agincourt Defense; 23.Ne4 ! Offering the d3 Rook (...Nxd3)
Tal vs Van der Wiel, 1982 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Gain time on the queen and form a battery on the block
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1911 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Double knight sacs assist h-file attack
Portisch vs E Haag, 1959 
(A13) English, 19 moves, 0-1

English vs. Lion/Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight Var (A16) 0-1SHOT
Benko vs W Hartmann, 1984 
(A16) English, 21 moves, 0-1

K's English. e5-d6-g5 (A21) 0-1 R deflection sac promotes
H Terrie vs E Tate, 2001 
(A21) English, 32 moves, 0-1

Notes by Raymond Keene: The English Bellon gambit
Keene vs K Wockenfuss, 1977  
(A22) English, 20 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 K walk
Timman vs Karpov, 1979 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical Botvinnik System (A36) 1-0 Tactics abound
H Gabuzyan vs T Nabaty, 2012
(A36) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian/English Symmetrical. Botvinnik System (A36) 0-1
Petrov vs J Rejfir, 1933 
(A36) English, 63 moves, 0-1

An Opening Repertoire for Black -- Marovic/Parma
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1970 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 0-1

Horwitz Defense 2...c5; Hoi's "Mona Lisa"
C Hoi vs Gulko, 1988 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Beefeater Variation (A40) · 0-1
G Taylor vs I Ivanov, 1985 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Kangaroo Defense (A40) 1-0 Greek gift, King walk
J Kozma vs Sliwa, 1967 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 1-0

Englund G Complex: Hartlaub-Charlick G (A40) 0-1 Opera Mate
J Krejcik vs J Thirring, 1898 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

38.Be8! offers a clearance sacrifice & Black's rook is helpless
Lilienthal vs I Kan, 1936 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

A40 Englund Gambit 5.Nc3 QxBf4 0-1 See notes by FSR
J Soromenho vs V Andersen, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Barry Attack vs Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 Unpin issue
Jobava vs M Tissir, 2014 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Owen's Defense (B00) 1-0 8.Nxe6 creates light square issues
F Tahirov vs S Pukkinen, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 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

The Barcza-Larson Opening/Old Benoni isn't wrong
Filip vs Barcza, 1957 
(A43) Old Benoni, 42 moves, 0-1

Benoni / Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43) 1-0 3 simultaneous pins
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(A43) Old Benoni, 12 moves, 1-0

Tromp, Big Center Var (A45) 0-1 Solid blockade; qside invasion
E Brondum vs Timman, 2015 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Karpov lost the game but won the title; could be a French Def
Anand vs Karpov, 1998 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Not the shortest decisive "master game" anymore
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Discovery Q trap, or Smothered Mate
C Landenbergue vs M Roeder, 1993 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Indian Game Bf4, f3, g4 (A45) 1-0 Kside pawn thrust, sacs
Jobava vs Mamedyarov, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Indian Game g4 (A45) 1-0 Reti discusses the Bishops
Breyer vs K Havasi, 1918  
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Omega Gambit. Arafat Gambit (A45) 1-0 Dovetailed
C Nakamura vs S Roods, 1985 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 She can't leave c7
I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

early transposition w/ 8.h3; serious dark-squared bishop moves
Vidmar vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 Not Gary White game
O Sarapu vs I Ilic, 1990
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Queen's Pawn Game 7.0-0 g4 (A46) 1-0 Six consecutive +s won't
P Zarrouati vs Hartwick Brauckmann, 1990 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 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

Game #32 Modern Benoni - Everyman Chess - Andrew Kinsman
Gulko vs Savon, 1978 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Beautiful zugzwang leaves the Black pieces tied up
Tal vs F Reinemer, 1991 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Is this the correct score?
T Lichtenhein vs Morphy, 1857 
(A80) Dutch, 34 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80) · 1-0
Petrosian vs P M Nielsen, 1960  
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

World Rapid Championship (2014) · Dutch Defense: Hopton Attac
A Moiseenko vs S Lu, 2014 
(A80) Dutch, 17 moves, 1-0

11...Nxe5! puts two knights enprise for two clearance options
Gruenfeld vs Torre, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 13 moves, 0-1

Dutch (A80) 1-0 Exchange sacrifice on h-file will mate
F Oberndoerfer vs J Gabriel, 1996 
(A80) Dutch, 9 moves, 1-0

Dutch Miniature; h-file attack sets up Qg6#
J Bandres Carballo vs D Bustos Serrano, 2001 
(A80) Dutch, 6 moves, 1-0

A semi-psuedo-London system; White uses the open line best
E Cohn vs Tartakower, 1909 
(A81) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Nh3 fianchetto attack vs Dutch
H Kallio vs T T Hoang, 2001 
(A81) Dutch, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Defense: Semi-Leningrad Variation (A81) · 1-0
Bogoljubov vs Tartakower, 1923 
(A81) Dutch, 74 moves, 1-0

Dutch Fianchetto Attack (A81) 0-1 Battle of the Bishop pairs
D Baramidze vs Caruana, 2014 
(A81) Dutch, 75 moves, 0-1

Uncommon Dutch Attack
Salwe vs Tartakower, 1908 
(A84) Dutch, 58 moves, 1-0

h- file sacrifice from the get-go against the Dutch
Radjabov vs M Bartel, 2004 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 25 moves, 1-0

Dutch Stonewall. Modern vs Dbl Fio (A90) 0-1 Passers
Anand vs Carlsen, 2015 
(A90) Dutch, 36 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Minors biting majors
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Var (B00) 0-1 No Q trap
G Ligterink vs Miles, 1984 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian Advance 3.e5 (B00) 1-0 Bold Q sac
Smagin vs D Sahovic, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandi. Exchange (B00) 1-0 Pin, Kside blast
M Sixtensson vs G West, 1986 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Macho Grob Spike/Borg Defense (B00) mouse click malfunction
M Pavlovic vs M Umansky, 2003 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Macho Grob Spike/Borg Defense (B00) White has issues
L Horta vs M Dos Santos, 1984 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Macho Grob Spike/Borg Defense (B00) · 1-0 Fool's Mate mini
W T Mayfield vs W R Trinks, 1959 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

Classic W development, Q extraction saves B, instructive R EG
P Ostojic vs M Basman, 1981 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Goldsmith Defense (B00) 0-1 Pin to win and work it over
Fritz vs E F Pecci, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

St. George Defense (B00) 0-1 Pawn Gobblin
N Resika vs A Galaras, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense: Keene Variation (B00) 1/2-1/2
Kramnik vs Ehlvest, 1994 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Owen's Defense: The end of the Matovinsky Gambit
G den Broeder vs W Wegener, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Owen Def. Bb7, Be7 vs f3 (B00) 1-0 Sacs involving Ns
G Barbier vs Owen, 1894 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Lasker variation w/pin gets kicked around hard
Rossolimo vs Livingstone, 1961 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian (B01) 1-0Legall's Mate extended version king hike
P Imbaud vs Strumilo, 1922 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Ilundain Variation (B01) · 1-0
J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian; Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
Bird vs W Pollock, 1889  
(B01) Scandinavian, 56 moves, 1-0

Discovery will allow Nxc7+ and fork cornered rook
J Franzen vs J Petreje, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Deflect the defender and then capture it's former defendent
D Trujillo Delgado vs P Heimbaecher, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Counterattack 4.d4 e5 (B01) 1-0 Notes by Lowenthal
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5, 5.d3 Main Lines (B01) 1-0 Q trap, pinned B
A Dounis vs A Gogolis, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 (B01) 1-0 Pin Nc6 & Discovery traps Q w/Nxc7+
G Abrahams vs W R Thomas, 1923 
(B01) Scandinavian, 7 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense (B02) 1-0 Pawn # prevented by g6 instead of h6
A Powers vs Dake, 1937 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Steiner Var (B02) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
R H Steinmeyer vs N Bernstein, 1944 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Normal (B02) 1-0 Misplaced K; pile on the pin
E Steiner vs Colle, 1926 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's Defense, Krejcik Variation (B02): 0-1 Juniors
B de Jonghe vs D Barlov, 1976 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 74 moves, 0-1

Here's an early Na3 that is reasonable enough
G Franchini vs S Mikheev, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Modern Variation. Main Line (B05) · 1-0
Luer vs Rattman, 1922 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Czech Def (B06) 1-0 Nxf7 starts a rumble about the countryside
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06) 1-0Dbl Knt Sacs aid Bs
M Yeo vs A T Erdal-Smith, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense Bg7, Nh6 (B06) 1/2- Q kept perpetual threat & +
I Stohl vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fool's Mate: Black's mobile phone went off
A Jain vs R Norinkeviciute, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 2 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 B sac deflects back R
Tal vs Suttles, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 1-0

Modern Def Bg7 Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 2 Bishops vs 2 Rooks
Albin vs Von Bardeleben, 1892 
(B06) Robatsch, 93 moves, 0-1

Czech Defense: General (B06) 0-1
A Romero Holmes vs Tseshkovsky, 1989
(B07) Pirc, 61 moves, 0-1

Czech Defense: General (B06) · 1/2-1/2
Y Simkin vs I Vinitsky, 1999
(B07) Pirc, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hippo: Chepukaitis' classics; the black Q is all but immune
S Yuferov vs G Chepukaitis, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

The difference between Hedgehog and Hippo
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

Take the Hippo seriously
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 12 (B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0 Remove the Defender!
Steinitz vs A Mongredien, 1862 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0

How to beat the Hippo
M Esserman vs Benjamin, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Hippo, anything but normal C00? Trouble on e6
A Csank vs Albin, 1890 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: Small Center (C00) 1-0 Pin the tail on the rat!
Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1861  
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Kside Fianchetto vs Pirc Defense (B07) 1-0 Huddling for warmth
Karpov vs Timman, 1979 
(B07) Pirc, 38 moves, 1-0

Czech Def both 0-0-0 (B07) 1-0 Nxf7 is immune
Keres vs Ufimtsev, 1967 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw 5.QxQd8+ KxQd8 (B07) 1-0
Spassky vs M Rivas Pastor, 1991 
(B07) Pirc, 26 moves, 1-0

Pirc Austrian: Instructive attack on a fianchettoed position!
Y Dembo vs G Mammadova, 2010 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Goldman Var (B10) 1-0 Angermanagement
Terry J Taylor vs I F Angermann, 1986 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Nxf7 KxNf7 Qxe6+
Alekhine vs R Bruce, 1938 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Notes by AA
Alekhine vs I Naharro, 1941  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 W wins the knight
Tartakower vs M Ellinger, 1944 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 13 moves, 1-0

game 16 in Fischer's
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Schiller's Line: One Busy Queen!
Schlechter vs Tartakower, 1913 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann, Advance Var (B12) 1-0 N on 6th, Arabian #
Nimzowitsch vs A Gize, 1913 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Maroczy Variation (B12) 1-0 W sac attack!
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

C-K: Creating Connected Passers in blindfold simul
Koltanowski vs NN, 1938 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 29 moves, 1-0

C-K Exhange (B13) 0-1 Sacs for Pillsbury's Mate Variation
L McLaren vs M Chandler / C Laird, 1978 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 20 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange Var (B13) 1-0 Unpin wins material
Ziganovic vs G Laketic, 1980 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 7 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Exchange (B13) 1-0 Tal @13 uses Alekhine's Block
Tal vs Leonov, 1949 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

The Ng3 isn't very useful
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1914
(B15) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Defense: Von Hennig Gambit (B15) · 0-1
Short vs Bareev, 2000 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 60 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0 R&N sac, crossfire
Khalifman vs Seirawan, 1991 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

Karpov krushes his own line of defense
Karpov vs Hort, 1978 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Modern, Kasparov Attk (B17) 1-0 Bxh7+, RxNd7, Nxf7
Tal vs Miles, 1981 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

C-K Classical Miniature: A modern smothered mate
F Carame vs M Matto, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 7 moves, 1-0

More of an English approach trapping royalty
Berecky vs Sonderso, 1986 
(B20) Sicilian, 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

0-0-0#! A castle mate!
A Kvicala vs NN, 1869 
(B20) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Var (B20) 1-0 Passer on the d-file
Short vs B Thorfinnsson, 2000 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 (B20) 0-1 N fork entry
Kieseritzky vs Anderssen, 1851 
(B20) Sicilian, 17 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 2.b3 Variation (B20) 0-1 Discovery punishes P grabbing
D Herman vs Z Izoria, 2003
(B20) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21) 0-1 Notes by Morphy
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 0-1

Turn a Sicilian into a French Advanced
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 48 moves, 0-1

Another McDonnell Attack
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Morphy Gambit (B21) 1-0 Blunder Bust
Shumov vs C Jaenisch, 1851 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Morphy Gambit (B21) Scorching game from Morphy
Morphy vs J L Preti, 1858 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 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

Sicilian Def: Closed 5.Bc4 Nc6 (B23) 1-0 Rob the pins
G Jones vs A Zarkaj, 2008
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed 5.Bc4 Nc6 (B23) 1-0 blitz
Caruana vs Gelfand, 2010 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B23) 1-0 Paper Tiger grabbed pawns
Plaskett vs T Hillarp Persson, 1998 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian 3.c3 d5 (B30) 1-0 Pending Bb5 pin!
A Romero Echeverria vs E Nekrasova, 2014 
(B30) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) Smothered Mate
Margave vs NN, 1976 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Game 30: Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs Kostic, 1922 
(B40) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, French Variation. Westerinen Attack (B40) 1-0 Q trap
Kramnik vs Polgar, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

GM N. McDonald's book, "Chess: The art of logical thinking"
Nunn vs A Sokolov, 1986 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 Q&B Battery
J Acers vs Parsons, 1980 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Sic Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Common unpin theme to know
Suetin vs P Travnicek, 1975 
(B50) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Deferred (B50) 1-0 P fork wins minor or Q
I Rivise vs J C Rather, 1945 
(B50) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Discovered + does it
F Amonatov vs D Gochelashvili, 2006 
(B50) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

it can be instructive to see great players lose a miniature
Petrosian vs Kotov, 1952 
(B50) Sicilian, 17 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1/2-1/2
M Delgado Crespo vs S Ulms, 2008
(B53) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bxf7+ deflect the king and wins the queen on the open d-file
Schestakov vs Gusseinow, 1967 
(B56) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

The open d-file is dangerous for the Black Q if White can check
J L Alvarez del Monte vs C Hounie Fleurquin, 1961 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

Deep Fritz agrees with the first 21 moves
Anand vs Kasparov, 2002 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Van Wely's Najdorf demolished by Kasparov's English Attack
Kasparov vs Van Wely, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 25 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Owen's Defense; Good against 1e4 or 1 d4!
Dreev vs D Andreikin, 2013 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Notes by Lowenthal; French Fianchetto C00 ...e6, g6, c5!?
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: Small Center Defense (C00) 0-1
N Arora vs M Murara, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 56 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Knight /Delayed Exhange (C00) 1/2-1/2
G Manukian vs W M Duckworth, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Alapin Gambit (C00) 1-0 2 unsound sacrifices
E Diemer vs Hunn, 1983 
(C00) French Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

French Def: Steinitz Attack 2.e5 c5 (C00) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Steinitz vs A Schwarz, 1882 
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Chigorin Variation (C00) · 1-0
Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1905 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Chigorin Variation (C00) · 1-0
Chigorin vs Salwe, 1904 
(C00) French Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

3.Bd3Schechter variation vs French; he could really use kNights
Schlechter vs Showalter, 1898 
(C00) French Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz; very unusual French defense
J McConnell vs Steinitz, 1886  
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Schlechter Variation (C00) 0-1 Rook on 2nd/7th
J Hector vs Short, 1983 
(C00) French Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

French Def. 3.Bd3 Schlechter Var (C00) 1-0 two passers too much
Kolisch vs H Czarnowski, 1867 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

French Defense: 3.Bd3 Schlechter Var (C00) 1-0 Q+ & fork 2 vs 1
Kupchik vs J Rosenthal, 1917
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

French 3.c3? (C00) 1-0 The horse ran off from his K
V Hergert vs G Handke, 1988 
(C00) French Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

French Defense 3.c4 Diemer-Duhm Gambit (C00) 0-1 Rob the Pin f2
Staunton vs W M Popert, 1840 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

French Def 2.c4 (C00) 1-0 Violate principles to win!
A van Weersel vs F Kuijpers, 2000 
(C00) French Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

US Champ 2012 French: La Bourdonnais Variation (C00), 1-0
Nakamura vs Seirawan, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

French: La Bourdonnais
V Prosviriakov vs T Rendle, 2012
(C00) French Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

French: La Bourdonnais
Glek vs D Bunzmann, 2007 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

French: La Bourdonnais
Zvjaginsev vs P Zhang, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

French: La Bourdonnais
V Komliakov vs D Shabanov, 2004
(C00) French Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky's brilliant attack w/superior development
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

G271 in 500 Master Games of Chess by S. Tartakower & J. Du Mont
Keres vs G G Alexandrescu, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

French Advance (C02) 1-0 Q gets trapped after failed B sac
R Nezhmetdinov vs A I Konstantinov, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 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

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Pin to win
P Garbett vs P S Spiller, 1983 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Frank James Marshall (1877-1944) The Gold Coin Game
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Franco-Sicilian Def: Marshall Gambit (C10) 1-0 Qside Discovery+
B Wall vs J Lippert, 1980 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 1-0

C10 French; anything but normal!
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1-0

Qk kill of French Rubinstein Var, Blackburne Def. C10 1-0
Morozevich vs Van Wely, 2002 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2- Early White threats
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1974
(C10) French, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Acupuncture, ouch. A nice Black victory!
Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

French Def: Classical. Swiss Var (C11) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Lasker vs Marshall, 1907 
(C11) French, 52 moves, 1-0

Schlecter's Gems; Sling the Bxh7+ Sac, offer the Rook too!
Schlechter vs S A Wolf, 1894 
(C13) French, 16 moves, 1-0

French Classical Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Greek gift 2x same wk
Blackburne vs A Muller, 1894  
(C13) French, 17 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance Var (C18) 1-0 More like a king jig
Shirov vs Plaskett, 1992 
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Declined, Sorensen Def (C21) 0-1 Hook? No, Uppercut!
J Perlis vs Blackburne, 1907 
(C21) Center Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Halasz-McDonnell Gambit (C21) 1-0 Kside assault
G Halasz vs S P Tanin, 1990 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Halasz-McDonnell Gambit (C21) 1-0 Withdrawal?
J Garcia Gutierrez vs T Mueller, 1990 
(C21) Center Game, 6 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Halasz-McDonnell Gambit (C21) 1-0 Orginator deals
G Halasz vs Gritschuk, 1990 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Lewis Gambit (C23) 0-1 Deflection Sacrifice
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Urusov G. Keidansky G. (C24) 1-0 Boden's Mate
H Faehndrich vs Steinitz, 1897 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Variation (C26) 0-1 A smashing finish!
Lasker vs S Polner, 1889 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 0-1

Special Miniature: Alekhine's Block w/Classic B Sac
B Wall vs Bob Brooks, 1973 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Schallop Def 3...Nf6 (C34) 1-0 K escort
H Staudte vs S Helle, 1950
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Salvio Gambit (C37) 0-1 # w/a passed pawn
Itze vs H Reinle, 1925 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 0-1

Elephant G. Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 0-1R sac sets Boden's #
Reshevsky vs E D Duncan, 1921 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

A different approach to the Philidor; Knight penetration
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Philidor CG: head & shoulders above his contemporaries
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Chess Monthly Sept 1858, vol3 p.267 which also has 11...Nc6.
T Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Notes by Steinitz
M Weiss vs N MacLeod, 1889  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Russian Game:Three Knights Game (C42)Black's game flows easily
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1913 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrov's Defense; Pin it to win it
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Russian Game, Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42) 1-0 miniature
Petrosian vs Nersesov, 1944 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Kaufmann Attack (C42) 1-0 Zw+ prevents 0-0
Evans vs Bisguier, 1958 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) 1-0 Pins Lesson
G Chandler vs NN, 1985 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: General w/3...f5!? (C44) · 0-1
de Riviere vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

3 Knights Opening: Steinitz Def. (C46) 0-1 A positional crush
S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C46) Three Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 0-1 Better EG
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

Scotch, Haxo Gambit (C50) 1-0 mini: Black trouble on open lines
Tarrasch vs NN, 1880 
(C45) Scotch Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Lasting pins are painful
Blackburne / Steel vs Zukertort / Hoffer, 1881 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 1-0

Modern Bishop's Opening 2Knights Def. (C55) 1-0 Very efficient
Kramnik vs J Polat, 2001
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55) 1-0 Slaughter
P Ricardi vs J Faustino, 2001 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Spell that! Recommended by Alekhine in his theoretical survey
R Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

Both queens pin rooks to cornered kings
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1903 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Schlechter owns the open lines
G Marco vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal (C69) 0-1 Rook robs the pin
S Malesic vs Reshevsky, 1967
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line (C89) 1-0 Super
Anand vs Topalov, 1993 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 40 moves, 1-0

BDG Lemberger CG. Simple Variation (D00) 1-0 Discovered # in 8!
E Diemer vs NN, 1979 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Schlechter destroys the Blackmar gambit
H Faehndrich vs Schlechter, 1903 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 0-1

1.d4 d5 Alternative defense to BDG gets smothered
Deming vs Cornell, 1980 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 6 moves, 1-0

Dbl QP Levitsky Attack (D00) 1-0 Uncommon Knight Mate
J J Janse vs T Borland, 2001 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

BDG Lamb Def (D00) 1-0 Ode to "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow
E Diemer vs F Lamb, 1947 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

QP: Catalan/Veresov Attack (D00) 0-1 Who's got who?
Tinsley vs Lasker, 1899 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Chigorin Defense Dbl Pins (D02) 1-0 White passer
L Pantsulaia vs S Kristjansson, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

QGD Baltic Defense. Pseudo-Slav (D02) 0-1 Fascinating Dbl R sac
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 0-1 Know the checkmates and opening traps!
A Gorovets vs Niemann, 2018 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Blitz Anti-Colle 3...Bf5 4.Bd3 (D04) 0-1 Bishop Sac line
J Sanjuan vs Lenderman, 2004 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Colle c3 System (D04) 1-0 Early bird march of the b-pawn
G Welling vs F Sergent, 1998 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Colle c3 System (D04) 0-1 g6 Indian Def. per Pete Tamburo
Colle vs Vidmar, 1929 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Schlechter shows how to play the Colle c3 on the queenside
Schlechter vs W Napier, 1902 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Colle 5.c3, 8.dxc5; Double B sac, Dble R lift, model game
Koltanowski vs M Defosse, 1936 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Smyslov, Vasily "My Best Games of Chess (1935-1957)" P.H. Clark
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Discovery traps Black queen
S Steller vs Reig, 1982 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 7 moves, 1-0

(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 12 moves, 0-1
Bafrali vs E Schiller, 1991 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 0-1

Black breaks through twice in style!
Burn vs Schlechter, 1900 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 49 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0 Notes by AA
Fine vs W Winter, 1936  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

QGA: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 He missed his shot!
H Gifford vs B W Blijdenstein, 1873 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 52 moves, 1-0

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30) 0-1Dbl B Sacs; Notes by Raymond Keene
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

French, Diemer-Duhm Gambit (D30) 1-0 Back rank weakness
C Nakamura vs A Caoili, 1998 
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Marshall Gambit (D31) 1-0 Tripled Pawns Win
J Turn vs K Makarczyk, 1936
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Marshall Gambit (D31) 0-1 11...0-0-0+! nabs rook
NN vs G Abrahams, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

Notes by H. N. Pillsbury; Cross pin to win
Burn vs Lasker, 1895  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional Variation (D35)
Petrosian vs H Corral, 1954 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD, Orthodox Interesting White opening, defense, counterattack
Salwe vs Tartakower, 1907 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

QGD. Orthodox Def. Henneberger Var (D63) 1-0 Peck checks
Hort vs Portisch, 1973 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: East Indian Defense (E00) · 0-1
R Puchas vs M Heidenfeld, 1994 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Devin Gambit (E00) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Stockfish
Mamedyarov vs A Esipenko, 2022 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wacko horses need to be saddle broke
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1922 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

QID Spassky System (E14) 0-1 Dbl B sacs, R lift
E Dizdarevic vs Miles, 1985 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

KID Six Pawns Attack (E77) 1-0Some sacs are better than others
S Williams vs M Hebden, 2006 
(E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Queen Pawn Game vs Reversed Barry (D00) 0-1 Simul Exhibition
Breyer vs F Jindra, 1921 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Sarratt Attack or Barry Attack or Jobava-Priè Attack?
Jobava vs D Andreikin, 2014 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

d4, e4, f4 vs Modern Defense: Bg7 (A40) 1-0
Indjic vs S Djosic, 2011
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Bg2, Bb2 vs Bg7 (A40) 0-1 34...?
Filip vs Petrosian, 1965 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Owen Def 4...f5 5.f3 fxe4 6.fxe4 (B00) 1-0 From Kside to Qside
Blackburne vs S Hamel, 1867 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Morphy Chess Masterpieces by Fred Reinfeld and Andrew Soltis
Morphy vs S Lewis, 1859 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Center Counter 3.d4 e5 (B01) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
de Firmian vs Granda Zuniga, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 ML. Mieses 7.Nge2 e6 (B01) 1-0 Connected Ps
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 1999 
(B01) Scandinavian, 44 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr, Mieses-Kotroc 2..Qxd5 (B01) 1-0 Simple, Be2, Be3, c4
Morozevich vs I Rogers, 1999 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Defense: 3...Qe5+ 4.Be7 (B01) 1-0 Threats
Steinitz vs S Hamel, 1867 
(B01) Scandinavian, 30 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Declined 2.e5?! Bf5 (B01) 0-1 P surge
B Parham vs M Olesen, 1994 
(B01) Scandinavian, 50 moves, 0-1

Game 80 in The Game of Chess by Harry Golombek.
Golombek vs Brown, 1949 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Modern Def vs 5.3 (B06) 1-0 Long range pieces pour in
P K Wells vs Speelman, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Norwegian Def. Norwegian Gambit (B06) 0-1 Blitz
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 0-1

Modern/Pirc Def Bg7, Bg4 (B06) 1-0 pin to win
M Kobalia vs Hjartarson, 2020 
(B06) Robatsch, 28 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: General Bg2 vs Bg7 (B07) 1-0 Jan won
Timman vs J H Donner, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 1-0
J Cervenka vs Jan Pokorny, 2014 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 79 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack. Dragon Formation (B09) 1/2-1/2 Q sac
S Vega Gutierrez vs B Vega Gutierrez, 2013 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Defense: General (B10) 1-0 Qside action w/a Q sac!
M Sebag vs Y Xu, 2004
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

Owen / Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 0-1 When the Q gets involved...
Alekhine vs A Tanielian, 1936 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: 2.Qh5?! Nf6 3.Qh4 (B10) 1-0 Rook on the 7th
B Parham vs Vlad Dima, 2001 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 42 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Short Var (B12) 0-1 Munich
Khalifman vs Lobron, 1992 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

Practical Opening Tips by Edmar Mednis, p. 77
Short vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Tal Var (B12) 1-0 8 straight P moves
T Gelashvili vs A Nauryzgaliev, 2006 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Goldman Var (B12) 1-0 Pin to win
P Rossiter vs Adams, 1989 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Modern Variation Kasparov Attack (B17) 1-0Dbl B Sac
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Epaulette Mate by a 13-year-old prodigy
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.e5!? (B20) 0-1 Blunder, obliteration
A Mongiello vs M Y Yeo, 2004 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 1-0 It's just a lost pawn
Keres vs K Opocensky, 1943 
(B20) Sicilian, 49 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2016 
(B20) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

Game 7 in 'The World's Great Chess Games' by Reuben Fine
Saint-Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian UnClosed 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (B23) 1-0 W sacrifices 4 pieces
A Neiksans vs D Paiva, 2018 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 5.f3 Prins Variation (B54) 0-1 Passer
I Nyzhnyk vs T L Petrosian, 2009 
(B54) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Delayed Owen Defense b6, Bb7 (B00) 0-1 Battle for the back rank
J Villena Perez vs G Swathi, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

French Def: 2.Bb5?! Bird Invitation (C00) 1-0 Sally explains
E Spencer vs Menchik, 1930 
(C00) French Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz Attack (C00) 1-0 Pile on back rank pin
Steinitz vs C Golmayo, 1883 
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

French Def: La Bourdonnais Var (C00) 0-1 P sac imbalances
C Yip vs T Abrahamyan, 2019 
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

KP Stonewall: I wouldn't call 2... Ne7 with 3... f5 normal.
J Heral vs Anderssen, 1873 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

Russian Game / French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Internet
Nakamura vs Aronian, 2020 
(C01) French, Exchange, 61 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange Var (C01) 0-1 Underpromotion N+
D Menikos vs M Wiedenkeller, 2013 
(C01) French, Exchange, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian / French Def: Advance. Wade Var (C02) 1/2-1/2
D J Ledger vs A Ledger, 1999 
(C02) French, Advance, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wögerer was only 16 years old at the time of the game.
R Woegerer vs N Froehlich, 1938 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) · 1-0
Short vs Petursson, 1981
(B20) Sicilian, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) · 0-1
Short vs N Kirov, 1981
(B20) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Center Game: 8...d6 Berger Var (C22) 1-0 B-Q Spearhead
Morozevich vs M Hebden, 1994 
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Wurzburger Trap (C29) 0-1 Not so fun for the K!
N Kremer vs Shannon Yearwood, 2016 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 33 moves, 0-1

P-K4 Busch-Gass Gambit (C40) 1-0 Greek gift
R Gralla vs M Amini, 2010 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Busch-Gass Gambit. Chiodini Gambit (C40) 0-1 Not 4 timid s
J W Baird vs E Busch, 1906 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def: General 5.g4 Nxg4 (C41) 1-0 Gaito diagrams
Shirov vs G Toczek, 2022 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation (C41) · 1/2-1/2
Fischer vs J J Reid, 1964 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Def: Kopec Approach 3.Bd3 Nf6 4.0-0 Be7 5.c3 (C41) 1-0
Lagno vs B Dincok, 2002 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Alapin-Blackburne Gambit (C41) 1-0 Qside action
A Tjurin vs Y V Grigoriev, 2003 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) 1-0 Correspond
L Edwards vs J C Fernandez, 1996 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Wei Yi vs Y Yu, 2017 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 64 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: General (C42) 1/2-1/2 Interesting
H Lehtinen vs S Keskinen, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: KIA (C42) 1/2-1/2
Nakamura vs So, 2020
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Millenium Attack (C42) 0-1 Blunder
Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2022 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Damiano Var. Kholmov Gambit (C42) 0-1Mysterious R
A Adve vs D Arond, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Damiano Variation. Kholmov Gambit (C42) 1/2-video
Caruana vs A Liang, 2022 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Karklins-Martinovsky Var (C42) 1-0 armageddon
Vachier-Lagrave vs Mamedyarov, 2022 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Var (C42) 1-0Stockfish
Anand vs Caruana, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Staunton Var (C42) 1-0 Stockfish
C Grubert vs Carlsen, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Stafford Gambit (C42) 1-0 Passer
O Roething vs R J Guckemus, 1904 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Stafford Gambit (C42) 0-1 Castle Mate!!
Dmitry Zhuchek vs E Rosen, 2021 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Millenium Attack (C42) 1-0 blitz
Firouzja vs So, 2021 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Paulsen Attack (C42) 1-0 Rapid; Stockfish notes
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2020 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

(C44) Scotch Gambit, Vitzhum Attack!
E Jambart vs F Tibi, 1946 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: General 3...d5 (C44) 0-1 Qless MG, Outside Passer
O Roething vs Marshall, 1900 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 0-1

(C44) Konstantinopolsky Opening: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3
Rapport vs Anand, 2021 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
W Moorman vs R S Hoff, 1916 
(C45) Scotch Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Italian, Center P fork trick (C46) 0-1
A Sermier vs A David, 1993 
(C46) Three Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: 4.d4 Scotch. Accepted (C47) 1/2-1/2
Firouzja vs Ding Liren, 2022 
(C47) Four Knights, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knts, Spanish. Classical, Marshall Gambit (C48) 1-0 17.?
A Alavkin vs V Diu, 2002 
(C48) Four Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

If 25...hxRg6?? allows Greco's Mate on open h-file by 26.Qh6#
D Schnurpheil vs L Mayer, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 35 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Corresp
M Semrl vs S Sabaev, 2009 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Traditional(C54) 1-0Links
H Rossetto vs R Martins Lisboa, 1957 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. Open Var (C55) 1-0 Prague Combo
J Fichtl vs J Florian, 1943 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: 2Ns Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 0-1 8...Nb4 9.Bb3
Gregor Abmayr vs Kirill Zolotuskiy, 2019 
(C57) Two Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Brentano Gambit (C60) 1-0 Correspondence
C Curt vs P Stromme, 1902 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 1-0

English, Botvinnik System (A26/A36) 1/2-1/2 video link
D Byrne vs J Kaplan, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Closed Sicilian vs Hippopotamus (A00) 0-1
P Dankert vs G Sigurjonsson, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 74 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Lean Var. Colorado Counter Accepted (B00) 1-0
Fedorowicz vs R Finegold, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Stafford Gambit (C42) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
E Righi vs J W Warlick, 1992 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

44.? White missed DAMIANO's Mate, trolls failed to recognize
P Zarnicki vs P German, 1997 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Scotch. Accepted (C47) 1-0 Disconnected Rs
M Czerniak vs A Tarnowski, 1952 
(C47) Four Knights, 40 moves, 1-0

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