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yFredthebear's Queenside Raps and Zaps
Compiled by fredthebear
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Just about any materially advantageous maneuver on the queenside will be included. This certainly does not mean the entire game was waged on the queenside, but just a portion of it.

* Starting Out: French Defense: Game Collection: Starting out : The French

* Gambits against the French Defense:
Game Collection: alapin gambit -alapin diemer gambit + reti gam

* Here's a link to common Checkmate Patterns:
http://gambiter.com/chess/Checkmate...

* Here's a link to some fabulous chess brilliancies: https://www.chess.com/article/view/...

* Mr. Harvey's Puzzle Challenge: https://wtharvey.com/

* Women: https://www.thefamouspeople.com/wom...

* Gambits against the French: Game Collection: alapin gambit -alapin diemer gambit + reti gam

* Glossary: https://www.peoriachess.com/Glossar...

Forget It wrote:

En passant:
this whole piece reads
in black & white
like an End Game
until it turns out to be
an English Opening

Double check
J'adoube
En prise
Stalemate
Blindfold chess

The Eye of the Master

A stag took refuge from the chase
Among the oxen of a stable,
Who counseled him, as says the fable,
To seek at once some safer place.
"My brothers," said the fugitive,
"Betray me not, and, as I live,
The richest pasture I will show,
That ever was grazed on, high or low;
Your kindness you will not regret,
For well some day I'll pay the debt."
The oxen promised secrecy.
Down crouched the stag, and breathed more free.
At eventide they brought fresh hay,
As was their custom day by day;
And often came the servants near,
As did indeed the overseer,
But with so little thought or care,
That neither horns, nor hide, nor hair
Revealed to them the stag was there.
Already thanked the wild-wood stranger
The oxen for their treatment kind,
And there to wait made up his mind,
Till he might issue free from danger.
Replied an ox that chewed the cud,
"Your case looks fairly in the bud;
But then I fear the reason why
Is, that the man of sharpest eye
Has not yet come his look to take.
I dread his coming, for your sake;
Your boasting may be premature:
Till then, poor stag, you're not secure."
It was but a little while before
The careful master oped the door.
"How's this, my boys?" said he;
"These empty racks will never do.
Go, change this dirty litter too.
More care than this I want to see
Of oxen that belong to me.
Well, Jim, my boy, you're young and stout;
What would it cost to clear these cobwebs out?
And put these yokes, and hames, and traces,
All as they should be, in their places?"
Thus looking round, he came to see
One head he did not usually.
The stag is found; his foes
Deal heavily their blows.
Down sinks he in the strife;
No tears can save his life.
They slay, and dress, and salt the beast,
And cook his flesh in many a feast,
And many a neighbour gets a taste.
As Phaedrus says it, pithily,
The master's is the eye to see:
I add the lover's, as for me.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_pattern
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

Dr. Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825) Direct ancestor of Immortal Game
T Bowdler vs H Conway, 1788 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Invitation to Sicilian Alapin; e4Pawn looks free for the taking
G Welling vs T Veugen, 1979 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 4 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening/English (A00) 1-0 Smothered #
B Corneliussen vs Martin Jensen, 1991 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Creepy Crawly Formation: Classical Def (A00) 1-0 Like a Polish
G Welling vs F Obers, 1992 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) · 1-0, 10 moves
C Bloodgood vs J Boothe, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Keene Defense (A00) 1-0, 27 moves; smothered #
S Sloan vs Gina Sanchez, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Earliest piece sac in the DB (exchange sac on move 2)
A Smirnov vs V Shepelev, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 0-1 Schlecter's Immortal Game
B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening (A00) 0-1 Remove the defender by threatening it
R Vidonyak vs Tiviakov, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack (A01) 0-1 NxB, then Qa5+ & fork LPDO N
J Rubenstein vs I Golyak, 2005 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 9 moves, 0-1

The roaming queen is caught in the chicken house
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Pinned to the mating square...just take the rook and play on!
David vs J Balogh, 1948 
(A06) Reti Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik gives both his rooks away and finishes w/a flurry
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Browne's brilliant Queen sham sacrifice 16... Qxc4!!
Seirawan vs Browne, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 18 moves, 0-1

Nice use of interference as a defensive measure
Portisch vs A Deze, 1971 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1-0

Stunning Finish! Q deflection sacrifice!
Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

English Sym Anti-Benoni Spielmann Def (A32) 0-1 Brillancy Prize
V Karasev vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1973 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5?!
M Scheeren vs G Welling, 1974 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5?!
H Silbermann vs Honich, 1930 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

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

Wade Defense (A41) 1-0 Simul destruction on queenside
Kasparov vs C Oblitas, 1993 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 29 moves, 1-0

Modern, Averbakh. Kotov Var (A42) 0-1 Looks like a dumb move!
W Thormann vs K Bischoff, 1982 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 11 moves, 0-1

An example of piling on the pin on the open d-file after 0-0-0
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(A43) Old Benoni, 12 moves, 1-0

Sacrifice to remove the key defender!
Yermolinsky vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 9 moves, 1-0

Benoni, Snail Variation (A43) Bishops All About Miniature
Karosz vs C Jaffe, 1936 
(A43) Old Benoni, 8 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Pawn grabbing Q gets trapped
Nakamura vs J Hawkins, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 0-1 in 7 moves; watch those kNights!
M Wickert vs Adams, 1992 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky (A45) 0-1 Similar back rank assault by Black
S Terentiev vs J Gallagher, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 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

Veresov 3...c5 4.BxN exBf6 (A45) 0-1 Uncommon Discovered Mate
E Sollano vs F Rhine, 1977 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46); 2 ways to mate
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 Deflection & promotion inevitable
A Dunkelblum vs Keres, 1937 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: London System (A48) 1-0 Black has 3 en prise
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2007 
(A48) King's Indian, 17 moves, 1-0

Budapest, Rubinstein Var (A52) 0-1 Resembles Ryder&Staunton G
Toldsepp vs Keres, 1934 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def. Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 The power of the pin
Hoeregott vs W Schlage, 1929 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: Adler Var (A52) 1-0 Connected Ps trap B or worse
S Vokralova vs Jancik, 1970 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Miniature; Q Trap
H van der Heijden vs Salam, 1978 
(A53) Old Indian, 8 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 1-0 N forks take Q
C Van Tilbury vs D K Johansen, 2002 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Classical. New York Var (A70) 1-0Makin' Threats
Reshevsky vs J Gallagher, 1990 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 22 moves, 1-0

Black captured the wrong pawn. White finishes w/royal pins!
Browne vs R Byrne, 1977 
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

Dutch Miniature; She snatches b2 and pays for it
A Vaisser vs A Mutzner, 1989 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

Dutch Miniature; She seems safe
B Svendsen vs R Houglan, 1997 
(A80) Dutch, 10 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Lasker Var (A83) 1-0 Dbl Rook Sac smack
Reti vs Euwe, 1920 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Double Double Trouble
Timoscenko vs M Kolcak, 1994 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

White threatens consecutive double attacks
A Brito Garcia vs J Chacon Jerez, 1996 
(A84) Dutch, 9 moves, 1-0

The oldest game in the database (a Scandinavian)
F de Castellvi vs N Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain Variation (B01) 1-0 Giveaway to mate
Nimzowitsch vs NN, 1896 
(B01) Scandinavian, 18 moves, 1-0

Boden's Criss Cross Mate is the Mother Load of Sacrifices
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Boden's Mate, one Teichmann's famous games
Teichmann vs NN, 1914 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian: Kiel Variation 4.c4 Nb4 (B01) 0-1 Queen Trap
J U Trippe vs B Skonieczna, 1988 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 0-1

Center Counter 3...Qa5 Trap fighting for c7
Wiesel vs Weigel, 1923 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Qd8 Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 Unpin, Bb5+, Nf7#
J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def., Scandinavian Var (B02) 0-1 White is BUTT UGLY
M Kislov vs Gipslis, 1970 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Var (B02) 1-0 Dbl R sac
Kramstov vs Waxburg, 1938 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Normal? (B02) 1-0 Which Q wins? Dbl R sac
Shirov vs B Dagenais, 2012 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian Var (B02) 0-1Enter the Queen!
K Moniszka vs T Kamieniecki, 2001 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Earliest Promoted Pawns: 4 queens by move 7
Casper vs Heckert, 1975 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

This is more like a creepy crawly game w/queenside action
Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

KAPOW!!! Don't anyone dare try silly stuff against the Champ!
Kasparov vs Speelman, 1989 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06) 1-0 Rook pawned
T Dagorov vs D Beckman, 1980 
(B06) Robatsch, 9 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard (B06) 0-1 3 Piece Travelin' Band
J N Sugden vs Keene, 1962 
(B06) Robatsch, 17 moves, 0-1

The author of the book "White to Play and Win"
W Adams vs G Kramer, 1946 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0 Q caught grabbing Ps
Botvinnik vs Spielmann, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin Barmen Def Central Exchange / C-K(B13) 1-0
B Wall vs Johnny Thomas, 1977 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Checks trap Black Q
W Schmidt vs C Maalouf, 1961 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

C-K Panov Attack. Modern Def Mieses Line (B14) 1-0 Pin # square
V Mikenas vs Flohr, 1933 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 20 moves, 1-0

C-K, Karpov. Modern Var (B17) 0-1 Unsecure a-pawn after 0-0-0
A Greet vs H Banikas, 2008 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Classical Var (B18) 1-0 Kolty's Reti's Mate
Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1923 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

Qe5+ forks LPDO Ra1
C Maddigan vs NN, 1970 
(B20) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1 Reti's Mate
Dutch vs J N Sugden, 1964 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 11 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 1-0 pawn grabbing Q trap
B Wall vs J Friedrichsen, 1974 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 1-0

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

2.c3 Sicilian Alapin, Q gets trapped after snatching the a-pawn
H Ullrich vs NN, 1952 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 (B22) 1-0 10 move smothered mate using pin
I A Horowitz vs Plankart, 1958 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin (B22) 0-1 White try for brilliancy backfires
M Kagan vs H Lyman, 1937 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 (B22) 0-1 Watch out for B+N from same side
Zakar vs Szabo, 1933 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Grand Prix Attack (B23) Black's Q is trapped
Favela vs D Ohlhausen, 1974 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed opens, traps Black queen using minors
Blackburne vs J Loye, 1913 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Korchnoi Def (B23) 1-0 Greed is a sin.
Blatny vs M Werner, 1988 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) Miniature: Q Sortie
B Ivanovic vs I Grigic, 1982 
(B27) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Tal works this pin like a finger puppet
Tal vs J Bellon Lopez, 1970 
(B30) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0 Pins
V Akopian vs Kuzubov, 2007 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Not quite the Englund Gambit miniature, but close??
B Wall vs S Millimaci, 1987 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

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

Game 56: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
H Walkerling vs Hanssen, 1928 
(B40) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern(B42) 0-1 If you take, then I take
J K Singh vs M Christian, 1986 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Lots of compensation for Q
W Schmidt vs T Tsagan, 1964 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Boden's Mate w/help from a R
F Olafsson vs Quinteros, 1974 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 20 moves, 1-0

N&B trap Qd8
M Tseitlin vs I Taimanov, 1981 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B48) 1-0 Odd trap
P Dely vs L Szollosi Sr, 1963 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Sic Modern Var (B50) Unique minor piece trap of Q grabbing pawn
Schult vs Dax, 1941 
(B50) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B50) Pawn push creates Q+ & fork
Van Horenbeke vs M de Bolster, 1984 
(B50) Sicilian, 7 moves, 1-0

Sic Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 The farther you get from home...
E Kostopoulos vs E Kerimov, 2001 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual
M Stean vs Geller, 1975 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Miniature
V Malakhov vs Areshchenko, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical (B56)Logical development suddenly turns sour
Beissel vs Winborn, 1985 
(B56) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Classical (B56) 0-1 Q sac uses Bishop highway
N Yaremko vs D Recuero Guerra, 2006 
(B56) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Classical (B58) 1-0 Lasting initiative vs uncastled K
J E Slade vs NN, 1960 
(B58) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Yugoslav Attack Panov Var (B76) 1-0 Flank Q trap
Botvinnik vs Averbakh, 1955 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam (B82) 1-0 Unusual sacs, Q prevails
Anand vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 29 moves, 1-0

Chess Informant 90 Best Game Prize
Svidler vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B94) The Black Q pays for snatching b-pawn
Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2010 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 17 moves, 1-0

First Brilliancy Prize of the tournament...and deservedly so!
R Nezhmetdinov vs E Paoli, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 27 moves, 1-0

The Black queen has nowhere to hide
C van den Berg vs J H Donner, 1965 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 If Qxa2 then Nc3 nabs her
Timman vs Polugaevsky, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted Schlechter Defense (C21) 0-1 Pin power
NN vs L Svenonius, 1913 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 0-1

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

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Max use of half-open file
P Mertens vs E Eichhorn, 1968 
(C22) Center Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Unstoppable mate threat
Chigorin vs Janowski, 1895 
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 0-1 The wrong way
J Gallagher vs Miles, 1990 
(C28) Vienna Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit ML (C29) 1-0 Q raids; marvelous escape
J Krejcik vs Vidmar, 1906 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Classical w/4.b4 (C30) 1-0 Notes by Lowenthal
Morphy vs R Dawson, 1859  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

What did Black gain with 21...Ra1+ sac? A game winning tempo!
W Schelfhout vs Maroczy, 1920 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

Black puts extreme pressure on b1 after White castles long
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

KG Falkbeer CG. Staunton Line (C31) 0-1 Note by JHB; Fab finish
Allies vs Blackburne, 1893  
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Another beautiful masterpiece of the King's Gambit
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1985 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

Queenside invasion in King's Gambit
J Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 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

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40) 0-1 Blistering Black attack
Gligoric vs Holze, 1970 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bronstein Attack (C40) 1-0Outnumbered
G Lane vs M Wojnar, 2006 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

Long range pieces reign against exposed royalty
A Mathiassen vs S Sorensen, 1862 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Philidor CG. Zukertort Var (C41) 0-1 Sacs open lines, enter Q
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Hanham Var (C41) 1-0 Minors trap Q
Philidor vs NN, 1990 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def./Lion vs Bg2 (C41) 1-0 Dynamic Qside Attack!!
Reti vs O Tenner, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Three Knights (C42) 1-0 Discovered check coming
Koltanowski vs M Stephens, 1946 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42) 1-0 Qside attacks
Lasker vs Marshall, 1914 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Petrov, Modern Attk. Center Var (C43) 1-0 Qside attack, K walk
Kotronias vs S Atalik, 1987 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 En passant promotes, pins
Morphy vs Hart, 1854 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening, Jaenisch Cntrattack (C44)1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO N
P Kahn vs M Masschaele, 1988 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

The Black knight is about to fall
Martin vs Pompei, 1955 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 0-1 Nowhere to run
S Slonim vs Riumin, 1931 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Italian Fork Trick (C46) 0-1 ...b5 Q trap
R Rysan vs M Drtina, 1994 
(C46) Three Knights, 10 moves, 0-1

Notes by Dr. Tarrasch
W Pollock vs Lasker, 1895  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

"The Austrian Morphy" plays the Evans Gambit
Steinitz vs R Gray, 1872 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 1-0 Queenside clamp
Gunsberg vs Steinitz, 1891 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Italian Classical, Cntr Attack (C53) 1-0 Notes by J. Lowenthal
Morphy vs J G Cunningham, 1859  
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 23 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

My first "book" win--Heisman
D Heisman vs D Fennick, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Defense. Polerio, Suhle Def (C59) 0-1 K walk
Fomenko vs L Radchenko, 1967 
(C59) Two Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 1-0Remove Def
G Marco vs H W Trenchard, 1898
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Caro Var (C70) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO R
B Wall vs J Chance, 1969 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz (C73) 1-0 Castle nabs Rook
O Feuer vs O'Kelly, 1934 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 0-1Pawn roller
L Carranza vs Alekhine, 1926 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1-0 Logical play
Euwe vs L Prins, 1940
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 Pawn advances & pins
Shirov vs Flear, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

Geller's best -- Shifting from center to kingside
Geller vs Keres, 1973 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

French Chigorin 2.Qe2 d5 exchange (C00) 0-1 Mutual K attacks
L Nestorovic vs M Ulybin, 2012
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 First cut-off the king
Nimzowitsch vs G Fluss, 1907 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 1-0 Deflection
C Andersson vs F McCluskey, 1993 
(C01) French, Exchange, 11 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance Variation (C02) 0-1 Rabid Rook
G Matteucci vs V Castaldi, 1938 
(C02) French, Advance, 10 moves, 0-1

French Advance Paulsen Attack (C02) 1/2-1/2 Queenside exchanges
I Golyak vs A Levina, 2001
(C02) French, Advance, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

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 Advance. Euwe Var (C02) 0-1 Tactical play on queenside
R Schreiner vs Hertneck, 1990
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Euwe Var (C02) 0-1 Snare the wayward White Q
M Labra Carreno vs A Rodriguez Vila, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch (C03) 1-0 USSR blitz tournament
Tal vs Petrosian, 1975 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05) 1-0 Interference
W Bialas vs K Darga, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Normal Var(C10) 1-0Qs hunt Ks on opposite sides
A David vs M Meinhardt, 2007 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 1-0

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

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Castle opposite; get there first
Mackenzie vs G Reichhelm, 1867 
(C10) French, 29 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0 Shrewd sacs
L Hazai vs W Schmidt, 1975 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 1-0

French vs Alekhine-Chatard Attack (C13) 1-0Neato N sac & N trap
R Nezhmetdinov vs S Pimenov, 1936 
(C13) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Both queens penetrate the opposition
Browne vs A Taha, 1972 
(C14) French, Classical, 30 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer Variation (C15) 1-0 Greedy Q trap
J Szily vs Wloch, 1943 
(C15) French, Winawer, 9 moves, 1-0

If 10.axBb4 then Qa2 wins the Rook
N V Pedersen vs L Karlsson, 1996 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 9 moves, 0-1

White seizes control of the open lines w/heavy pieces
J Dueball vs G Jacoby, 1976 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

The poisoned pawn was truly poisoned
Karpov vs Vaganian, 1972 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 23 moves, 1-0

Evan's Gambit minus 1kNight and he pulls off Boden's Mate!!!
Morphy vs J Thompson, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 26 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Queen sac for a famous king walk
Steinitz vs Rock, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Morphy less one rook robs the pinned bishop to mate w/a bishop
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Uncommon (unsound) Q pawn opening; Double checkmate miniature
Lietsch vs Van Minden, 1957 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

QP Barry Attack (D00) 1-0 Interpose w/thy hanger!
M G Isakov vs NN, 2013 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer, Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Slowly set Q trap
E J Diemer vs K Locher, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn 2.Bf4 Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 0-1Trespasser rebuke
K Regan vs R P Michell, 1905 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

QP Veresov Attack. Richter Var (D01) 1-0 Contrasting Q play
E Gereben vs M Szigeti, 1935 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Bishop sacrifice opens the gates in the knick of time
M Tauber vs P Bachmayr, 1991 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD Baltic Defense (D02) 0-1 Deflect the defender and mate
M Hancas vs E G Reicher, 1987 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Baltic Defense (D02) 1-0 Shift from Qside to Kside
V Akobian vs G Szabo, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

QP Game: Zukertort Var (D02) 1-0 P fork, Decoy, Q fork
Tarrasch vs Schwartz, 1890 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 1-0

QP Game: Anti-Torre (D02) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO B
Tarrasch vs Schwarz, 1891 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack (D03) 0-1 Thunderous Qside N sacrifice
E Korchmar vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1931 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 22 moves, 0-1

dxc5 Miniature: The early bird pawn march
G Welling vs F Sergent, 1998 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Baltic Defense (D06) 0-1 Q sac into Boden's Mate
F A Stroud vs A M Fraser, 1961 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

QGD Austrian Defense. Gusev CG (D06) 1-0 Pinned to check square
Szabo vs O'Kelly, 1946 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 P grabbing traps Q
Alekhine vs A B Ward, 1933 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Na4 traps Q
Brahn vs Rugamer, 1987 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Spurious!? Interesting Q trap w/Black castled, White isn't.
Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Comments by Italians IM Giorgio Porreca and Adriano Chicco
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Offside knight vacates qside
A N Other vs F Wenman, 1938 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

This game certainly deserved the brilliancy prize!
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Very nice infiltration
Yagupov vs D Belenkaya, 2012
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange Var (D13) 1-0 Qside exchanges, trapped R
Birjukov vs Frolov, 1968 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 11 moves, 1-0

Slav, Exchange. Symmetrical Line (D14) 0-1 Target Q on the edge
A Huzman vs Shirov, 2004 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

White has arranged a discovered check
C Desmarais vs A Bacsi, 2001 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 9 moves, 1-0

Wonderboy - Magnus Carlsen conducts a ruthless king hunt!!
Carlsen vs L Drabke, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Black moved too many pawns, not enough pieces
P Green vs T Varley, 1996 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

QGA Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO & EAD!!
S Dian Cheri vs Y Makhlouf, 2004 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

QGA Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0Black K high centered
T Melody vs J Spinale, 1996 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

QG Accepted: Normal Var (D21) 0-1 Common trap Q+ & fork LPDO N
I Farago vs V Bliumberg, 1994 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 5 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined (D30) 1-0 AA announced mate in 7
Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

QG Declined / Tarrash Def. (D30) 0-1 Stunning Foresight
Mayet vs Anderssen, 1855 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

QGD (D30) 1-0 Qc6 trapped
B Wall vs Hodge, 1973 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 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

Tarrasch Schara Gambit (D32) 0-1 Black will take b2 regardless
A Jakab vs L Cernousek, 2003 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 15 moves, 0-1

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Def (D37) 0-1 Q Trap
Kramnik vs E Ubilava, 1992 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 0-1

Game 324: "Wonders and Curiosities of Chess"
Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Trap
Mayet vs Harrwitz, 1848 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

Pawn advance exposes LPDO in the shooting gallery
D Hamburg vs L Oepen, 1996 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 0-1 Exchange leaves LPDO Ng5
Bathelt vs Leutz, 1957 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

Deutsche Schachzeitung 1876, p. 240
E Delmar vs F Roser, 1876 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Lasker Defense (D53) 1-0 Marshall makes it look EZ
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Short brawl of the queens
F L Vaughan vs C Purdy, 1945 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Powerful penetration along the c-file
S Landau vs T ten Kate, 1929 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

B20 Old Sicilian: Wing Gambit. Gettin' busy in this one!
W Rocha vs M Guimaraes de Souza, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Paulsen Bastrikov Var English Attack (B48) 1-0 Rybka?
A Nickel vs Hydra, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

A wild two piece sac that eventually falls short.
J Boudy Bueno vs Szabo, 1979 
(B56) Sicilian, 75 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Freak Attack (B90) 1-0 Nice trap, Q gets busy
Waitzkin vs Palatnik, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Snatching away the queen in Fischer's favorite Poisoned Pawn.
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

U annihilate my Queenside & I'll destroy your Kingside
A Blodstein vs Rublevsky, 1992 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 kNight discovery+ forks B
Bacrot vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon (B70) 0-1 Tal sacs a rook, gets the upperhand
Bronstein vs Tal, 1982 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Here's one reason to play the Sicilian Najdorf
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst), Novosibirsk Var (A00) 0-1 5 passers oughta do
Morozevich vs Kasparov, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Fischer's intermezzo checks allow his Q to escape & nab Black Q
Fischer vs D Ina, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Creepy Crawly Formation: Classical Def(A00) 0-1Bad N vs Good N
M Basman vs Speelman, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Black resigns prematurely
Koltanowski vs NN, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening (A00) 1-0 See story: 2nd hand smoke kills R?
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Dutch (A01) 0-1 ...a Chuck Norris kick
B Wall vs K Norris, 1985 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 15 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 1-0 Black castled into it.
Koltanowski vs J L Mees, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Black Mustang Defense (A04) · 0-1
M Duppel vs R Schlindwein, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 65 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening vs NY System (A06) 0-1 No escape a-file
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2015 
(A06) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: The Potato (A06) 1-0 Discovered check bites
E Karahaliou vs E Georgopoulou, 1997 
(A06) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Pachman System d5, e5, Bg7 (A07) 1-0 Qside penetration
Korchnoi vs Pachman, 1960 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Vienna/King's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1Bishop pair, pins dominate
Chigorin vs Lasker, 1899 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

KIA Sicilian, French Var (B40) 1-0 Keen B sac, pawn breakthru
Leko vs W Heckel, 1989 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 Loose pieces drop off to dbl attks
Vladimirov vs Hydra, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

KIA/Reti, Advance Var (A09) 1-0 Black's big center crumbles
Damljanovic vs Kamsky, 1991 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Reti Gambit/Reverse Benoni (A09) 1-0 White tears up queenside
Larsen vs Chandler, 1987 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Slav Var (A11) 1-0 Brimming w/tension
K Bischoff vs J Nogueiras, 1998 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 40 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 1-0 +Removes the Guard
Razuvaev vs D Gurevich, 1996 
(A13) English, 15 moves, 1-0

Vladi's Queen sac crashes Vishy
Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Boden's Mate; supported Rook variation on open b-file.
Benjamin vs N Gamboa, 1995 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 15 moves, 1-0

King's English Variation (A20) 0-1 Snookered
Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

K's English. Two Knights' Fianchetto (A22) 1-0 2 Qside passers
H Heinicke vs P Harms, 1947 
(A22) English, 24 moves, 1-0

King's English. Two Knights' Keres Var (A23) 1-0 Deflection
K Tsarouhas vs Kotronias, 2005 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 18 moves, 0-1

Kasparov forced a draw when he was a queen and a bishop up!
Kasparov vs K Georgiev, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Symmetrical. Rubinstein Var (A34) 1-0 Q trap backfires
B Leer-Salvesen vs J Mardell, 2007 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 9 moves, 1-0

Mikenas Defense (A40) 1-0 After 18...Bb6 19.c4 traps the N
Karpov vs L Berlandier, 1998 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Benoni-Indian Defense (A43)1-0 Bold sacrifices to advance pawns
Khalifman vs Ermenkov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Benoni-Indian Defense (A43) 1-0 Double R sac
Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1912 
(A43) Old Benoni, 19 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

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 0-1 BF winning king walk
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Knights Variation (A46) 0-1 Fab Finish!
Santasiere vs Ed. Lasker, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

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

Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 Castle by hand wins eventually
V Vepkhvishvili vs G Bagaturov, 1981
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46) 1-0 Crossfire
Levenfish vs Alekhine, 1913 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Benko/KID (A48) 0-1 Discovered attack by N&B
A Caoili vs N Starr, 2002 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 31 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 Defense: Fajarowicz - Steiner Var (A51) 0-1 Smothered#
K Lagha vs E Contedini, 1960 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Budapest, Rubinstein Variation (A52) 0-1 Heavy pieces action
Rubinstein vs J Mieses, 1918 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def (A53) 0-1 Some pawn grabbin' is good, some aint!
E Zagoryansky vs Kotov, 1942 
(A53) Old Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Czech Var w/Nc3 (A53) 0-1 Rook show stopper!!!
V Mikenas vs Bronstein, 1965 
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

KID : Fianchetto Variation. Double Fianchetto Attack
Pachman vs Bronstein, 1946 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 31 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Variation (A57) 1-0 K walk
I Nyzhnyk vs S Siebrecht, 2011 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Understanding Chess: Move By Move - John Nunn
B Lalic vs Khalifman, 1997 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. King Walk Var (A59) 0-1 Discovery next
Brunner vs Kotronias, 1990 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

David downs Goliath in a model Benoni
J Penrose vs Tal, 1960 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 39 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Raphael Var (A80) 1-0 Queenside pawn expansion
V Akobian vs M Aigner, 2005 
(A80) Dutch, 29 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Raphael Var (A80) 0-1 K&N trap greedy Bishop
T Lichtenhein vs Morphy, 1857 
(A80) Dutch, 34 moves, 0-1

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Balogh Def (A82) 1-0 Sacrificial attack
Euwe vs H Weenink, 1923 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

St. George Def (B00) 0-1 Bizarre. Both sides sac Qs to promote.
L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandinavian. Advance (B00) 0-1 U12 Demolition
E Tsotsonava vs Annapoorni Meiyappan, 2016 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Defense: Kennedy. Linksspringer (B00) 0-1 Better Ps
J Gallagher vs I Rogers, 1996
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Owen Def. transposes to Hippo (B00) 1-0 aesthetic or pathetic?
Ivanchuk vs N Gaprindashvili, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Main Lines. Mieses Var 1-0 b-file attack
Grischuk vs Bacrot, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 31 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian: Richter Var (B01) 0-1 Black plays g6
I A Zaitsev vs Smagin, 1995
(B01) Scandinavian, 39 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 1-0 Beautiful pawn sac
R Hess vs Tiviakov, 2011 
(B01) Scandinavian, 44 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr g3 System (B01) 1-0 Black's Q gets trapped
R Hess vs R Gonzalez, 2005 
(B01) Scandinavian, 31 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 0-1 Where r u going now?
Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5, 5...Nc6 (B01) 0-1 Q sac for discovered attk
J Perlis vs J Mieses, 1907 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.Be2 (B01) 1-0 White survives discomfort
K Tjolsen vs S Marder, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Saemisch Attack (B02) 1-0 Mate in 1 Rebuked
B Verlinsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian Var (B02) 1-0 Both Qs kamikaze
V Vorotnikov vs Kengis, 1983 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 41 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

Modern Defense (B06) 0-1 Retreat and set/pile on the pin
Yagupov vs Kasimdzhanov, 1998 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense (B07) 0-1 Queenside passers will pay off
A Moiseenko vs Caruana, 2014 
(B07) Pirc, 43 moves, 0-1

LEARN CHESS TACTICS, Chapter 6: Trapped Piece, by John Nunn
Dreev vs H Saldano Dayer, 2002 
(B07) Pirc, 31 moves, 1-0

C-K 2Knights Attack. Mindeno, Exchange Line (B11) 1-0 Gotch ya!
Keres vs E Guthi, 1964 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 15 moves, 1-0

C-K 2Knights Attack. Mindeno, Exchange Line (B11) 1-0 Greedy
Alekhine vs F Gambino, 1945 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 15 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack (B12) 1-0 Dramatic Heavy Pieces
V Pina vs D Duarte, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin / Caro-Kann Panov Attack (B13) 1-0 Q trap
Capablanca vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 36 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 Panov Attack. Modern Def Czerniak Line (B13) 1-0Heavy piece
J L Watson vs Denker, 1979
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 40 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 Qs in action!
Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1879 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

White to play 21.? Blimey, this one's verging on 'insane'!!
F J Sanchez Guirado vs Ponomariov, 1997 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Famous off-hand miniature - Q sac arranges Reti's Mate pattern
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1923 Doppelganger
Koltanowski vs NN, 1931 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 15 moves, 1-0

Tal opens the Queenside to beat Bronstein
Tal vs Bronstein, 1982 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov Variation (B17) 0-1 Deflection sacrifice
Polgar vs Anand, 2005 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

C-K Classical Var (B19) 1-0 When you see a good move...WAIT!
Lasker vs F J Lee, 1899 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 Offramp comments
E Lowe vs H Kennedy, 1849 
(B20) Sicilian, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 1-0 She did it again?!
L Schmid vs W Sahlmann, 1948 
(B20) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 If QxN then Discovered+
E Gutschi vs N Shalnev, 2010 
(B20) Sicilian, 7 moves, 0-1

Sic Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 d-pawn thrust removes the defender
A Simons vs E Lowe, 1849 
(B20) Sicilian, 7 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 0-1 Smothered Mate
M Warren vs J Selman, 1930 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Early sac Nd5 in the Sicilian Chameleon leads to Q trap.
Smirin vs Gelfand, 1987 
(B20) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 0-1 R sac for a ramrod
Bob Brooks vs B Wall, 1973 
(B20) Sicilian, 15 moves, 0-1

Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 1-0 Bxf7+ removes K as defender of Q
S Titova vs D Koveshnikova, 2002 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

It's a Danish>Smith-Morra Gambit, same Bxf7+ concept
B Wall vs R Monahan, 1972 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 1-0

Sic S-M Gambit (B21) Stock Bxf7+ Sac; the K is Overworked
F Rechi Perez vs E Grassi, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

Sic 2.c3 Alapin, Stoltz Attack (B22) 1-0 Fabulous penetration
Stripunsky vs N Managadze, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B23) 0-1 Delicious Q sac, Discovered Double++
Svidler vs Khismatullin, 2015 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 0-1

Sic O'Kelly Variation. Yerevan System (B23) HOLYMOLYKASMOLY
Kupreichik vs J Sunye Neto, 1989 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack Bb5 (B23) 0-1 Q+ & fork LPDO Bishop
P Herzman vs B Vuckovic, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Sic Grand Prix Attk (B23)0-1 Qa5+ forks LPDO B shooting gallery
F Smrcka vs K E Engel, 1965 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 0-1 Q sac mating attack
M Rogan vs J A Rizzitano, 1989 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed 6Be3, Ne2 Fianchetto(B24) 1-0 N sac boosts attk
G T Crown vs Kotov, 1947 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. 3.Bb5 Traditional (B25) 0-1Remove the Defender
L Ptacnikova vs H Steingrimsson, 2015 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 0-1 The Immortaller Game
A W Fox vs C Curt, 1906 
(B27) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Hyperaccelerated Drag/Polugayevsky's <"The Silician Labyrinth">
Aronin vs Kantarovich, 1960 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Open Sicilian, 5.Bf4 pawn fork decoys the bishop into Q+ & fork
NN vs Pandolfini, 1967 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 6 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. O'Kelly Var. Yerevan System (B28) 1-0 Q trap
P Sochorova vs J Manak, 1995 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nimzowitsch. Closed Variation (B29) 1-0 Amusing game
P W Power vs K Jensen, 1977 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian (B30) 0-1 Capture-Recapture then Q+ & fork LPDO B
V Giasi vs J Izijk, 2012 
(B30) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

Old Sic (B30) Semi-smothered, potential discovered attack
Bjesman vs Minosjan, 1982 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Boy, oh boy.
O Kali vs Lior Duek, 2015 
(B30) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0 Over Creative
Bronstein vs Geller, 1955 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Combos like this are why we play c
E Arnlind vs S Bernstein, 1965 
(B32) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B40) 0-1 Unusual finish
A Reggio vs Tarrasch, 1902 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 15 moves, 0-1

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

Black moves his queen four times and gets smothered
D Smith vs E Heiny, 1974 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Already down a piece, if QxR then Nb3 traps her
L Smith vs Y Nagel, 1985 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian O'Kelly. Normal System Kan Line(B41) 0-1Demolition job
Lasker vs NN, 1898 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 different kind of bad bishop
J Hector vs J Vidarsson, 1996 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Seize open lines
A Landenberger vs M Adam, 1990 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Gary Gambit (B44) 0-1 Public nudity
D Wiebe vs W Klarner, 2011 
(B44) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 1-0 kNarly kNight
Portisch vs Oravez, 1952 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

"Larsen's Selected Games" by Bent Larsen
O Bernstein vs Larsen, 1954 
(B50) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Modern Variations (B50) 1-0 b6xc5?
P Michel vs J Traian Iliesco, 1943 
(B50) Sicilian, 5 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Castle forks are fun
Borbely vs Kovacs, 1948 
(B53) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Overworked Rook
Lutikov vs Tal, 1955 
(B53) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical (B57) 1-0 Black Q gets trapped grabbing pawn
Fischer vs NN, 1959 
(B56) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer (B60) 1-0 She should know better
V Yemelin vs Jobava, 2003 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer Var (B60) 2 Knights paratroop invasion
A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 0-1A new tint of blue!
R Ziatdinov vs D Gurevich, 1995 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon (B70) 1-0 Famous Wayward kNight Trap
V Borsony vs A Laustsen, 1956 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

Invincible pawn seems to be holding a dagger to the K's throat
Shabalov vs L Basin, 1989 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B78) 0-1 N on the rim in trap
D Wiebe vs A Sundar, 2011 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B78) 0-1 2 Spearheads, 2 R sacs
D Wiebe vs B Sambuev, 2011 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78) 0-1 R bites
G Swathi vs N Pogonina, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B78) 0-1Discovery; overloaded Q
L Nemkova vs D Hahalev, 2010 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 12 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Fearless N!!
Polgar vs Kasparov, 2006 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B82) 1-0 Check me? Mate you!
Anand vs Fritz, 1992 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Atk(B90) 1/2-Crowd Pleaser
Anand vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Milev surely knew that CHO'D Alexander was not a patzer...
C H Alexander vs Z Milev, 1954
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0

Excelling at Chess by Jacob Aagaard p. 19
Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 1-0 Rob the pin
O Vlasova vs Ruoshui Cao, 2016 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 1-0 B pair slices board
B Vuckovic vs M Kostromin, 2016 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 1-0 N can't stop passer
Anand vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Uncommon Q trap
P Shields vs R Spiers, 1970 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 10 moves, 1-0

Anand sacs piece for passed pawns supported by bishop pair
Anand vs Topalov, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B95) 0-1 Deflection, Pin and Fork
Sengupta vs Nakamura, 2001 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B95) 0-1 White should play NxN instead of BxB
Shabalov vs Baklan, 2009 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 12 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Here she comes!
J M Boey vs O'Kelly, 1957 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn Accepted (B97) 1-0 Speed game
Bronstein vs Tal, 1975 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Main Line (B99) 1/2-1/2 Q sacs, N perpetual
Euwe vs Tal, 1960 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

French, King's Indian Attack (C00) 1-0 Pinned to mating square
Shirov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

French Advance. 6.Be2 f6 Euwe Var (C02) 1-0 Zwischenzugs sting
Romanishin vs Ivanchuk, 1986 
(C02) French, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

French Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1 Make a bigger threat
H Nishimura vs M Wiedenkeller, 1982 
(C02) French, Advance, 12 moves, 0-1

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1Black rips up Qside
N A Savic vs D Antic, 2013
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) Bad Boyzz!
Wilk vs Neumann, 1956 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 R trap forces exchg
So vs G Meier, 2012 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0 Nab pawn grabbing Q
B Wall vs N Barsalou, 1980 
(C11) French, 8 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 0-1 Get the Q in close
G Szabo vs B Miljanic, 2001 
(C14) French, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

I.A. Horowitz's "How to win in the Chess Openings" Chess Movie
Rubinstein vs Levenfish, 1911  
(C14) French, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Fingerslip, Kunin Double Gambit (C15) 1-0 Opera #
R Schwarz vs Labau, 1948 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Petrosian Var (C16) 1-0 Surprising sacrifices
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Pawn lever, pile on the pin
Smyslov vs Tolush, 1939 
(C16) French, Winawer, 24 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995  
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Advance Var (C17) 1-0 R sac on move 6?!
Petrosian vs Kelendzheridze, 1945 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Classical (C18) 1-0 Notes by Bobby Fischer
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1970  
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Classical (C18) 1-0 Where is the Black K going?
J Cuartas Medina vs M Arribas, 2012
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 1-0

French Def. Winawer. Poisoned P (C18)1-0 Q can't maintain guard
V Liberzon vs Petrosian, 1964 
(C18) French, Winawer, 15 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance Var (C19) 1-0 Closed central breakthru
Suetin vs Bagirov, 1961 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 47 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game: General (C20) 1-0 Fine positional chess
Somacarana vs Cochrane, 1856 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Notes by JHB; Reinfeld # puzzle!
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Hit the 6th, Seize open lines
J Mieses vs Marshall, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Paulsen Var(C25) 1-0Castle, attack opposite wings
A Soltis vs Romanishin, 1989 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

The most famous Steinitzian king walk?
Steinitz vs Paulsen, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 K walk, Q sac, mate by B+N+p
H Reinle vs NN, 1936 
(C28) Vienna Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 61 in Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Spielmann vs Reti, 1928 
(C28) Vienna Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Modern (C29) 1-0 R sac opens b-file to castled K
W Reichenbach vs H Pfleger, 1960 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0R decoy sac, Q robs pin and mates
Z Asefi vs Daryl Allen, 2004 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 Black Q must surrender to stop #
J Cazenove vs NN, 1819 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Always Ask "Can I be put in check AFTER castling?"
J Aulin-Jansson vs E Lie, 2006 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

KGA. Blachly Gambit (C37) 1-0 AULD LANG SYNE
Steinitz vs Lang, 1860 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 99 of The Golden Treasury of Chess Part 1
J Matschego vs Falkbeer, 1853 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

McConnell Def. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Qf6?! (C40) 1-0 Royal Punishment
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit/Cntr Cntr 3...Qxd5 (C40) 0-1Qs thrust on e-file
Abrikossowoski vs Parkow, 1938 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

P-K4 Gunderam Gambit (C40) 0-1 Open Game pseudo-Englund Gambit
Rasmussen vs Strong, 1956 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Hanham Var (C41) 1-0 Neat Q trap
P S Leonhardt vs NN, 1912 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense 3.c3 f5 (C41) 0-1 Boden's Mate by Boden!
R Schulder vs S Boden, 1853 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Brave kNight, in the line of duty
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Qd7 is not the Opera House game
Kolisch vs E Geake, 1860 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. B+ line(C42) 1-0 Gueridon # in 1
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1848 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 0-1 Q pawn grab gets trapped
Jobava vs Grischuk, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit (C44) 0-1, 11 moves blunder
P Rossi vs A Guerra, 2005 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Ponziani Opening: Steinitz Variation (C44) 1-0 Attack & Defense
Euwe vs A Speijer, 1921 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. London Defense (C44) 1-0 Greco Mate in 5
Charousek vs M Porges, 1896 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. London Def (C44) 1-0 Rob the pin Qside
P Bilguer vs K Schorn, 1839 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C44) 0-1 Capture pawns, trade down
Anderssen vs Eichborn, 1853 
(C45) Scotch Game, 16 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Potter Variation (C45) 1-0 c-file bone in throat
Blackburne vs G MacDonnell, 1876  
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Congres international des echecs, 1869; Incredible 2 # patterns
C Golmayo vs Loyd, 1867 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: 4...Qh4 Fraser (C45) 1-0 Dbl R sacs, Q&N battery
Mephisto vs NN, 1879 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Breakthrough + fork threats = demolition, hastening pawns
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4...NxNd4?! 5.QxNd4 (C45) 1-0 Bad news for Black
P Patankar vs A Deshpande, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical Variation (C45) 1-0 0-0-0 gets the Rb2
Dunbar vs Chawkin, 1925 
(C45) Scotch Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: General (C47) 1-0 He was 65 years old
Blackburne vs W John, 1906 
(C46) Three Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1/2-1/2 Q for 9 pts.
Ivanchuk vs Svidler, 1999 
(C48) Four Knights, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Var (C48) 1-0 Boden's #
Ed. Lasker vs F Englund, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

The centralized knight is a bully
Schiffers vs Pillsbury, 1896 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 42 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Goering Attack (C51) 1-0 Dbl Bishop Sac
Blackburne vs Leverson, 1885  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian (C55) 0-1 Reinfeld checkmate puzzle
Tartakower vs H E Atkins, 1922 
(C46) Three Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Brilliant king hunt by Morphy! Two pieces and exchange sac.
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Four Knights, Italian fork trick (C55) 0-1 0-0-0 and Bxa2 snare
L Forgacs vs H Caro, 1904 
(C46) Three Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

2Knts Def. Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit 4.Ng5 Nxe4 (C57) 1-0 K walk
Minifie vs Berry, 1946 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Defense. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Mini K walk
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Exchange. Keres Var (C68) 1-0 Q sac, Ns feast w/fork
Bogoljubov vs H Mueller, 1934 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 15 moves, 1-0

MSMG Game 56: The Fischer continuation
Fischer vs Gligoric, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Morphy Attack (C78) 1-0 Knight on the 6th
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1899 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

GOTD Jun-07-14: On a Colm Daly, You Can c Forever
C Daly vs P Short, 2008 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 64 moves, 1-0

Early Queen exchange leaves both Kings in the middle
Von Bardeleben vs Tartakower, 1908 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Notes by Lasker and this game needs notes!
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1909  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sarratt Attack (D00) 1-0 Nc3-Nb5 hits c7, then 0-0 w/pawn push
I Miladinovic vs G Pavlovic, 2011
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 1-0

Ryder Gambit 5.Qxf3 1-0 Halosar Trap
E J Diemer vs H Halosar, 1934 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 0-1 White can't control the b-file
M Ruzicka vs G Balazs, 2010
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 0-1 Backward pawn lesson
H Nalbantoglu vs P Batinic, 2010
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

QP Krause Variation (D02) 0-1 Q trap
Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1912 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

QG Declined: Baltic Def. Q Attack Deferred (D02) 0-1, 10 moves
J van der Linden vs L Svensson, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

London System QxQb6 (D02) 0-1Knights don't belong in the corner
G Guidi vs A Simutowe, 2008 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Chigorin Var (D02) 1-0 Black walks into disaster
D Kumaran vs Miles, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Anti-Torre (D02) 1-0 White N fork or B pin next
Bogoljubov vs N I Grekov, 1914 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Qc5 trapped
J Krejcik vs Reti, 1922 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Legall's Mate on Qside
H Berliner vs A Rott, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

QGD Austrian Def. Gusev Countergambit (D06) 1-0 Rob the pin
Korchnoi vs N Gusev, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

QGD, Albin CG (D08) 0-1 Bb4+ is really poisoned in the Albin CG
E M Edwards vs N Whitaker, 1921 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Unique R trap, N pinned twice
D Royers vs J Harms, 2001 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Fianchetto Bg4 Line (D09) 1-0
Van der Wiel vs Tiviakov, 2001 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 19 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange Var (D13) 1-0Q sac for Philidor's Legacy
H Reefschlaeger vs C Astengo, 2008 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Slav, Chameleon Variation (D15) 1/2-1/2 Rooks gone wild...
Gelfand vs Bacrot, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central. Greco Variation (D20) 0-1Wild
L Javakhishvili vs R Edouard, 2015 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

QGA Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0 Black pawns busted
Shirov vs S Polgar, 1991
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1-0

QGA (D25) 1-0 Black can't hold onto the pawn this way
S Papacek vs P Jerabek, 1989 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def Two Knights Var (D32) 0-1 Rough & tumble tackle
T Nissl vs Tarrasch, 1932 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Both sides assault the c-pawn
N I Grekov vs N Grigoriev, 1919 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 0-1

Petrosian falls for a petty trap in the QGD
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1949 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack/QGD Harrwitz Attk (D37) 0-1 pawn grabber Q trap
J Schenkein vs Schlechter, 1913 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD Three Knights (D37) 1-0 Discovery; the White N is immune
Tal vs Birjanis, 1952 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD Ragozin Def. Vienna Var (D39) 1-0 Morphy Marvelous!
A Jakab vs M Goczo, 2001 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 53 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Impressive tour de force!
Alekhine vs Menzel, 1923 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 Uncastled K loses
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Elements of Combination Play in Chess by Fred Reinfeld
Schlechter vs G Marco, 1904 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Var (D70) 1/2-1/2 WC #15
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1929 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld Def. Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Q grabs pawn
I Polovodin vs L Maslov, 1984 
(D85) Grunfeld, 12 moves, 1-0

Notes by Robert Wade. The Game of the Century!!
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Trapped pair of Rs
Ivkov vs I Kanko, 1963 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

The centralized Black knight is a real bully
E Torre vs Spassky, 1982 
(E13) Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 19 moves, 0-1
Vilem Novak vs Karpov, 1966 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

NID... Romanovsky Gambit (E23) 0-1 Late arrival blitzkrieg
I Rabinovich vs P Romanovsky, 1925 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 21 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann. Karlsbad Var (E23) 0-1 Q trap
A Hansen vs S Jensen, 1945 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 9 moves, 0-1

Game 31 in 'Botvinnik: Move by Move' by Cyrus Lakdawala.
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

No time to breath! Black strike & strike, like Ali in his prim
Korchnoi vs B Djurasevic, 1956 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Var (E34) 0-1 Unusual mate
Vandette vs B Wall, 1976 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 12 moves, 0-1

NID Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1-0 Food for the critics
Pelletier vs Carlsen, 2005 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 1-0 She got in...
Aronian vs Hjartarson, 2004
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 15 moves, 1-0

NID Classical. Berlin Var Pirc Var(E39) 0-1 Q sac counterattack
J Eriksson vs J Hellsten, 2006 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def Normal (E40) 0-1 Aim 1 of yours at 2 of his
D Rivera vs Fischer, 1962 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 16 moves, 0-1

Simple Chess by Michael Stean, p. 52
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Huebner. Rubinstein Var (E42) 0-1 Smothered #
Reshevsky vs Z Margalit, 1958 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 9 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian, Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 1-0 Q+ & fork
Timman vs R Cosulich, 1974 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Bishop Attack Classical Def (E48) 0-1 Q trap next
L Jung vs Saemisch, 1936 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 26 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Defense (E61) 0-1 White's Q is trapped
Smyslov vs Gligoric, 1959 
(E61) King's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: West Indian Defense(E61) 0-1 Top 10 Q&R sacrifice
A Riazantsev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

KID Fianchetto. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Knight strikes
Najdorf vs H Rossetto, 1956 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 15 moves, 1-0

KID Averbakh. Benoni Def Advance (E75) 0-1 Tal punishes 0-0-0?
E Chukaev vs Tal, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

Both knights deliver royal forks
M Pavlovic vs G Cabrilo, 1991 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Def: Saemisch (E81) 1-0Stunning Q sac; Crossfire
Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch, Panno Formation (E83) 1-0 Qside tactics
J Gallagher vs N Ambrosini, 2001 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 23 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox, Glek Defense (E94) 1-0 Hog on the 7th
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2008 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 33 moves, 1-0

White does a superior job opening and controlling the file
W Schmidt vs J Galonska, 1995 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO N
J Vetemaa vs O Niemi, 1996 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

Chapter 11, Ivan Sokolov's book "Sacrifice and the Initiative"
Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

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