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Castlin' Sinkholes Fredthebear Evaded
Compiled by fredthebear

Generally speaking in most chess games, the king that castles will defeat the king that does not because the castled king is safer and his rook is more centralized. That's not the case here.

This collection compiled by Fredthebear.
Thank you SwitchingQuylthulg, Rubenus, ISeth. Thank you Queensidecastler!

May-29-07 Peligroso Patzer: According to a site compiled by Tim Krabbe(, Wolfgang Heidenfeld holds the record for most times castling in a single game. According to Krabbe, in Heidenfeld - Kerins, Dublin 1973 (not currently in the database) Heidenfeld played 10. 0-0, subsequently brought his King back to the e1-square and then played 33. 0-0-0 (with no one apparently noticing that the move was illegal!).

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.

* Glossary of Chess Terms:

* The Thornton Castling Trap:

Mate by Castling! 3 Guesses who did it? Yep, Morphy!
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

"Pawn-Takes-Pawn (en passant) Mate."
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 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 Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 Such moxie!
Velimirovic vs B Maksimovic, 1996 
(C02) French, Advance, 17 moves, 1-0
Tal vs Petrosian, 1975 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Short resigns after retracting his illegal 0-0-0!
Watson vs Short, 1983 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 1-0 Black castled into it
Euwe vs J van den Bosch, 1934 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Useless vs. Useful Checks
B Wall vs W Wall, 1969 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Another fatal Nge7 w/Greek Gift
K Blom vs Niels Jensen, 1934 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Double threat
Woehl vs Krusius, 1920 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

Bareev stops Topalov from castling queenside, then attacks
Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 0-1

Efim Bogoljubov (1889-1952) gives the Greek gift
Bogoljubov vs NN, 1952 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

Classic Bxh7+ sacrifice yields sideways Epaulette Mate vsFrench
M Pestalozzi vs D Duhm, 1900 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 1-0 Bxh7+ Greek gift
Capablanca vs F C Hoffman, 1922 
(C15) French, Winawer, 13 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 Castlemate by two unknowns
NN vs Eric, 2017 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit Accepted Classical Def (C21) 1-0 Q fork LPDO & g7
H Reinle vs Niendler, 1921 
(C21) Center Game, 10 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: Normal Var (C22) 1-0 Decoy, Pin, QxQ
Bronstein vs NN, 1950 
(C22) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C27) 0-1 Castling mishap
H Johnsohn vs S Herland, 1907 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese Cntrgambit (C23)  0-1 Kside crusher
Fisher vs Steinitz, 1872 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. ML (C29) 1-0 Fabulous, faulty Kside sac attack
K Pinkas vs Gizelak, 1973 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

To 0-0+ is good // to interpose w/Discovered Check is better
NN vs M Bier, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 0-1

Fictional post-mortem analysis; extended Legall's Mate!
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

KGD Panteldakis Countergambit (C30)1-0 BF draws K out into cntr
Fischer vs Michalopoulos, 1964 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 40 inThe Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time by John Emms
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer Countrgambit. Blackburne Attk (C31) 1-0 0-0-0?
Artsiukevich vs K Klaman, 1956 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32) 1-0 Anastasia's #
P Roth vs G Rajna, 1975 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

KGA. Breyer Gambit (C33) 1-0 Bxh6 cracks the 0-0
B Wall vs D Easton, 1972 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 Blackburne's Mate
W Rudolf vs NN, 1912 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0Rob the pin that no longer D
Morant vs A de Feuquieres, 1680 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA Schallop Defense (C34) 1-0 Castle by hand; gain time on Q
Schlechter vs J Mieses, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Defense (C35) 0-1 Play d4 before castling
M N Anderton vs Adams, 1992 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 15 moves, 0-1

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

K's Gambit: Accepted. Mayet G (C38) 0-1 Simple Yet Beautiful
Mayet vs Hirschfeld, 1861 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 0-1

KGA. Greco Gambit (C38) 1-0Not so Presidential but Kingside-ish
T Bush vs A Carter, 1976 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit Accepted (C38)0-1 JHB simply the best g-file opener
J N Burt vs Blackburne, 1869  
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

KGA Kieseritsky G Anderssen D (C39)1-0 Old-timers had no clock
Morphy vs Bird, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 5.g4 Shirov Gambit (C41) 1-0 Ks on orignal squares
Shirov vs L Cyborowski, 2008 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. Alapin-Blackburne G (C41) 0-1Dangerous dbl attack
Szigethy vs L Deak, 1988 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

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 Def: Nimzowitsch. Sokolsky Var (C41) 1-0 Lost castle
Bronstein vs R Piatnitsky, 1940 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Un sacrifice qui peut ętre trčs fort!
Shirov vs M Klinova, 2006 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Philidor, Hanham. Steiner Var (C41) 1-0 Casual game; Bxf7+, Qc4
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

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

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

Scotch Game: Modern Defense (C45) 1-0 Explosive!
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Four Knights, Halloween Gambit (C46) 1-0 Where's the Hulk?
D Falcon vs D Hogan, 1999 
(C46) Three Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights (C50) 0-1
J Heftye vs J Mieses, 1902 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian 4 Knights (C50) 0-1Brutal sac attack
H Kloos vs Anderssen, 1861 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51) 1-0 Black castles into the fire
Anderssen vs Kipping, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Compromised Def (C52) 1-0 The K was a defender
F A Hipp vs R Lichtenscheidt, 1862 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Black castles (to hell with the Queen) and wins!
F A Hoffmann vs Alexander Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Italian: Classical. Greco Gambit (C53) 0-1 White castled into
Guila vs G Pecci, 1875 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Fishin' Pole Attack - Never castle when there is a kNight on g5
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. MLA Long Variation (C55) 1-0 Q hanger
Koltanowski vs C Hutchason, 1960 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Kts Def. Perreux Var (C55) 0-1 0-0-0+! Pins
Marshall / Souweine vs Napier / Elwell, 1896 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 Sacs on the 6th!!
Chigorin vs Alapin, 1885 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

NEVER assume that there is no "Zwischenzug mit Mittelschmerz".
G Elliott vs D Mitchell, 1951 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 K walk
Von Der Lasa vs Mayet, 1839 
(C57) Two Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Defense (C60) 0-1 Makes no sense
A Fernandez vs P Venables, 1995 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 0-1

Remove the Guard, Loose Bishop, Exposed King, Q+ & Fork LPDO
D Gross vs M Bujak, 2001 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 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, Open Variation (C80) 1-0, 12 moves interference w/+
Y Quesada Perez vs Y Salaun, 2008 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Center Attack (C84) 1-0 Prevent castling
K Richter vs F Nuernberg, 1949 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 16 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Gedult Gambit (D00) 0-1 Goin' long
Walter vs Baum, 1984 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

(D06) Fed introduces Boden's Mate to the Baltic Defense.
Fedorowicz vs S Brower, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

London System vs Steinitz CG (D02) 0-1 Delayed 0-0-0
Carlsen vs A Korobov, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Castled into Greek Gift
Koltanowski vs E Sanger, 1943 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Chigorin Defense. Main Line Alekhine Var (D07) 1-0, 10 moves
W Schmidt vs B Grabarczyk, 1991 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin CG. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Underpromotion, R sac!
W B Wright vs R Finegold, 1990 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

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

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var. Advance System (D15) 0-1, 14 moves
Z Sturua vs S Atalik, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech. Classical System (D18) 1-0 Simul Shazam!
M Scholtz vs Lasker, 1926 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 21 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System ML(D29) 0-1Castled OUT of it
Spassky vs Suetin, 1963 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

QGD. Traditional (D30) 0-1 Castle with Check
Wang Yue vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

QGD: Hastings Var (D30) 1-0 Pin, 0-0-0, N sac vs. uncastled K
B Gruber vs M Radojcic, 1947 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 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

QGD Alapin Variation (D31) 1-0 Castled into Greek Gift
Pillsbury vs M Judd, 1898 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Accelerated Move Order (D31) 1-0Greek gift miniature
Pillsbury vs NN, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

20.Rxa7+ Kb6 21.Qa4 wins
V Eingorn vs B Ivanovic, 1986 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 0-1

QGD Modern. Knight Def (D51) 1-0 Put the ? before 0-0
Robert G Pain vs R Peters, 1982 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Paris 1932 "Tennis, Anyone?" (GOTD) - Queen Sacrifice
Alekhine vs Russian Tennis Club, 1932 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Defense (D70) 1-0 A reason not to castle too soon
Gruenfeld vs G Nagy, 1924 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Wade-Smyslov Var (E11) 0-1 Lost pawn plus
K Spraggett vs Smyslov, 1985 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 14 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi to arbiter: "Can I castle if my rook is attacked?"
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

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

White could have saved the day by... Did he know the rules?
Antunes vs M Suta, 1985 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 9 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Keres Def (E32) 0-1Pins, Deflect+
G Gaasland vs Carlsen, 2001 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

A "gruesome example of a blockade" -- GM Neil McDonald
M Feigin vs M Monticelli, 1936 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Berlin (E38) 1-0 Gutsy 0-0
S Atalik vs J Arosemena, 2006 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 21 moves, 1-0

NID. Classical. Berlin Var 0-0-0? (E38) 0-1 Overwhelmed
Euwe vs Colle, 1926 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 19 moves, 0-1

KID Averbakh. Benoni Advance (E75) 0-1 W castled the wrong way
E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1982 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 16 moves, 0-1

KID: Four Pawns Attack (E76) 0-1 Open lines to thy king?
K W Troff vs D Naroditsky, 2011 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 20 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Def. Saemisch (E86) 0-1 Tal offers 5 sacrifices!!
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr (B01) 0-1 White castles into mate!
R Gimmel vs M Stock, 1990 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd6 Schiller-Pytel Var (B01) 1-0 2 pawns thrust
R Edouard vs M Stockmann, 2011 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 Cntr Cntr Grünfeld Var Ne5, g4 (B01) 0-1 19...0-0-0
F Stips vs N Lubbe, 2007 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen-Haakert (B04) 1-0Pin game clincher
B Al-Hajiri vs M Hamal, 2014 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 15 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Modern Var (B04) 1-0 A dizzy K walk
Bogoljubov vs Tarrasch, 1925 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 23 moves, 1-0

(B06) The First Robatsch, 14 moves, 0-1 White missed P fork
Cochrane vs Saint Amant, 1842 
(B06) Robatsch, 14 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense 1...g6 2.h4 (B06) 1/2-1/2 Castle into Q sac?!
J Mora Corbera vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Def: Classical. Two Knights System (B08) 0-1 Useless sacs
Watson vs Piket, 1987
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack. Unzicker Attack (B09) 1-0 Castle #!!
O Seuss vs H Hurme, 1969 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Two Knights Attk (B10)1-0 Nxf7 prevents castling
R Nezhmetdinov vs M Kamyshov, 1950 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Mike Fox & Richard James, "The Even More Complete Chess Addict"
Illescas Cordoba vs Kamsky, 1990 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

C-K Two Knts Attk. Mindeno Retreat Line (B11) 0-1 Castle to win
J A Grefe vs K Commons, 1975 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 23 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. 4.h4 Tal Var (B12) 1-0 0-0-0 victory
G Jones vs K Stokke, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Goldman Var (B12) 1-0 Castling pins d-pawn
J Berry vs N Bjel, 1977 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0, 11 moves
C Dinwoodie vs G Salmon, 1941 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Game314 in Chernev's classic The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess
R Gaudin vs Guerineau, 1915 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian, Wing Gambit (B20) 1-0 Bxh7+, Ng5+, Qh5, etc.
Marshall vs Stodie, 1920 
(B20) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense 3.Qxd4 Nf6 (B20) 0-1 Discovery threatens K & Q
R Gantt vs B Wall, 1978 
(B20) Sicilian, 10 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. McDonnell Attack (B21) 1-0 3 piece sacs & R lift
Hartlaub vs Fleischer, 1913 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B23) 0-1, 12 moves
Steinitz vs H Voigt, 1885 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 12 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nimzowitsch. Exchange Var (B29) 1-0 Castled into it!
J Cepiel vs Knaudt, 1975 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 12 moves, 1-0

9...0-0! is a better variation. White robs a pair of pins.
Rossolimo vs C Kottnauer, 1948 
(B30) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian / Alapin (B22) 0-1 Easy for Black
J G Nicholson vs S Ledger, 2006
(B30) Sicilian, 12 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Pin Variation, 8...0-0??
Sznapik vs J Barle, 1981 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Four Knights. Exchange Var (B40) 0-1, 15 moves
Y Solodovnichenko vs V Malakhatko, 2001 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 15 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen (B47) 0-1 Baiting the line of check w/a piece
E Moskalyuk vs Brodsky, 1998 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Kasparov vs Kengis, 1995 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 24 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 Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B77) 0-1White can no longer 0-0
A Rodriguez Vila vs A Hoffman, 1993 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Of 145 games in the OE in this line, 8. Nf5 White's only choice
M Massironi vs F Stips, 2007 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attk. Flank Var (B87)1-0 Sacs on 6th, #
J Konikowski vs B Barbulovic, 1968 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0, 22 moves
Sadvakasov vs T Bartell, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

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 Main Line (B99) 1-0 En prise Ns for dinner
J R G del Nogal vs Sidi Mohamed Tajedine, 2016 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 19 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Variation (A01) 0-1 Boden's Mate
Gordon Morrison vs G Chandler, 1978 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 16 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: Queen's Gambit Invitation (A04) 1-0 9 moves
A Greenfeld vs J Redmond, 2008 
(A04) Reti Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 e7 under fire; remove the guard
J Stopa vs S Greanias, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B23) 0-1 7.h3 seems safe and sound for White
Pachman vs Najdorf, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 Spearhead
G A Koelsche vs Woody Young, 1949 
(A09) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

English O (A10) 0-1 Adorjan walks into Spassky's trap
Adorjan vs Spassky, 1982 
(A10) English, 23 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls (A18) 1-0Stockfi
Ding Liren vs S Press, 2019 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 18 moves, 1-0

Debated move orders. It could have been 18. 0-0-0# !
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Defense: General (A40) 1-0 Mate by castling
F Rhine vs NN, 2014 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Rat Def., Sicilian-like but Bg7 lags (A41) 1-0 Boden's cousin
K Richter vs W John, 1933 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 18 moves, 1-0

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

Old Benoni (A43) 0-1 Castle while you have the chance
Braun vs O Nedeljkovic, 1932 
(A43) Old Benoni, 25 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Old Benoni. Pawn Thrust (A44) 1-0 Or not...
A Betaneli vs O Ossa, 2008 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Black dare not castle, gets pinned
L Bruzon Batista vs Jobava, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 N dance ends 0-0-0!
Marshall vs Burn, 1907 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A41) 1-0 Castled too late
Euwe vs Weenink, 1927
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Great move! The Shak demolished the Shok
Mamedyarov vs S Shoker, 2013 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Ukrainian Var (A54) 1-0 0-0-0#
U Capo Vidal vs E Gonzalez Chavez, 2001 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 19 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Raphael Var Bg5 (A80) 1-0 W controls B-file
Browne vs R Byrne, 1977 
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) · 1-0, 26 moves
Piket vs Dreev, 1991 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

The best Steinitz sacrifice! Every type of unit involved!
M Hewitt vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit ML (C32) 0-1 8...0-0!! B sac
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

"The Caro Kann Advance" by IM Byron Jacobs - see story
Kindermann vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Van't Kruijs Opening (A00)0-1 First castling on record; P storm
NN vs Lucena, 1497 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

sacrifices both Bs, both Rs, & mates in mid of board!!
K Zambelly vs Maroczy, 1897 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack (B77) 1-0 Almost castle mate
Mednis vs D Byrne, 1956 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Startling Castling by Robert Timmer [1997]
E Steiner vs Colle, 1926 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Kaufmann Attack (C42) 1-0 Zw+ prevents 0-0
Larry Evans vs Bisguier, 1959 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) 0-1 White should have castled
Tolush vs Smyslov, 1947 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

QGD. Queen's Knight Var (D31) 1-0
R Comstock vs T J Szczypka, 1982 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Black's 18th...Was that a bird? A plane? Superman? It's MORPHY!
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening 0-0? (E00) 0-1 Hasty castling in rapid match
Kasimdzhanov vs Kasparov, 2001 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Zwischenzug+
Z Doda vs Sliwa, 1963 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD TMB (D58) 0-1 Caught in the center, tied up in knots.
E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 30 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense (D10) 0-1 AA played for the win in a simul
Alekhine vs W Lamb, 1929 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

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

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandinavian Var(B00) 0-1Another f3 gone wrong
A Karklins vs A Dunne, 2004 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

French Steinitz (C11) 0-1 Black wins in 38 after illegal 0-0!
Kasparov vs Dreev, 1994 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Sarratt Attack (D00) 1-0 Castling unpins the e-pawn
Kamsky vs A Goganov, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld. Russian. Hungarian Var (D97) 1-0 Castle-mate
Anand vs Svidler, 1999 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 31 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System (D44) 1/2-1/2 Castling debate
Vyzmanavin vs Ivanchuk, 1986 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Both kings forced to castle by hand w/R lifts in sharp battle
J Mieses vs Alapin, 1908 
(C21) Center Game, 31 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Saemisch Attk(B02) 1/2-1/2 Illegal castle attempt
Carlos Torre vs Reti, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sarratt Attack BxBd6 (D00) 1-0 Patient White 24.0-0-0!?
J Rowson vs S Haslinger, 2004 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. Hedgehog (A17) 1-0 Castled into it
Seirawan vs M Wiedenkeller, 1979 
(A17) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Var (C29) 1-0 Reckless but entertaining
Chigorin vs H Caro, 1898 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

After 10…Bb7 Alekhine castled with his queen!
Alekhine vs P de Unamuno, 1944 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Barnes Opening: Hammerschlag (A00) 1-0 Castle by hand
S Williams vs M Simons, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack vs Hippopotamus (A00) 1-0 Failure to castle
W McCutchen vs V Ossipov, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: General(A00) 1/2-Castle by hand - fianchetto
Sveshnikov vs Alburt, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yuri Averbakh protested legal 0-0-0?!?
Averbakh vs Purdy, 1960 
(A16) English, 48 moves, 1-0

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

Mr. Day's personal record for Slow Castling is 43 moves!
D Norwood vs L Day, 1989 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Var (A57)1-0 0-0-0 to opposing R
Dlugy vs Alburt, 1991 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 47 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense / Hippo (B00) 1-0 Doubled isolated pawns are weak
E Torre vs N Gaprindashvili, 1994 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Tal didn't realize Larsen already losting castling rights
Tal vs Larsen, 1969 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 50 moves, 0-1

A game full of unexpected moves and weird positions
E J Diemer vs F Trommsdorf, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Defense: Byrne Var (B07) 1-0 Double on the g-file
Fischer vs R Ault, 1959 
(B07) Pirc, 32 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Austrian Attk. Kurajica (B09) 1-0 0-0-0 w/Black Nd2!
Beliavsky vs Timman, 1986 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 0-1 Castle by hand and clever play
Short vs Leko, 1999 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 0-1

C-K Two Knights Attack. Mindeno, Exchange (B11) 1-0 0-0-0?
Levenfish vs P Dubinin, 1940 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 40 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Tal Var (B12) 0-1 Karpov plays 12...Kf7
Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1993 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

How to show off while manually castling queenside
Karpov vs A Zaitsev, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense tranposes to French Advance (B20) 0-1 26...?
McShane vs Efimov, 2009 
(B20) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Re-castle to safety
Adams vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B30) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attk (B80) 1-0 Pin or Remove def
D Stets vs M Oleksienko, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz Var. Gledhill Attack (C11) 0-1 35...0-0
Marshall vs Maroczy, 1926 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 0-1

French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0Blind Swine can't do
Kamsky vs D Pruess, 2005 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 Simultaneous, 2 Rooks vs Q
Fischer vs J House, 1964 
(C26) Vienna, 41 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def. Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var (C41) 1-0 0-0-0 drops P
Chandler vs Gulko, 1991 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Gunsberg Var (C46) 1-0 24.0-0-0 wins again
Carlsen vs S Nyysti, 2002 
(C46) Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo ...0-0-0? (C53) 1-0
Nunn vs S G Finlayson, 1981 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

Italian Greco Gambit M-T Attack (C54) 1-0 Nxh7 h-file attack
Ulf Andersson vs M Johansson Sr, 1969
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 57 moves, 1-0

Spanish Schliemann De. Schönemann Attack (C63) 1-0 Back ranks
G Marco vs Marshall, 1902 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

"Such a game is played in the air." -- Bronstein
Bronstein vs Panno, 1973 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 105 moves, 1-0

QGD: Traditional Var (D30) 1-0 multi-purpose 19.0-0-0!!
Dubov vs A Giri, 2019 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 Dbl B sac, R lift
Koneru vs Z Nemeth, 2005 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 109 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1910 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Brinckmann Attack (D82) 1-0 Rooks Rock AA
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 41 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E04) 0-1 Rxb2 encourages 0-0-0!!
Sosonko vs Zsofia Polgar, 1991 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 32 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Leningrad Var (E30) 1-0Another castle by hand
Petrosian vs Benko, 1959 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 41 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def Kieseritsky (C58) 0-1 Get in close
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C58) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

12...0-0-0!!! says The Joys of Chess by Christian Hesse
T Espig vs G Moehring, 1973 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 5 of Sarapu - Purdy Match, Australasian Championship 1952
O Sarapu vs Purdy, 1952 
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit (C28) 1-0 Simul; castled into it.
A Arnold vs Lasker, 1924 
(C28) Vienna Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch (C47) 1-0 Castles into Q fork
Spielmann vs Bogoljubov, 1919 
(C47) Four Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Icelandic-Palme Gambit (B01) 0-1 Pins
L McLaren vs P Wang, 2004
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav. Bogoljubow II (A12) 0-1 cluster flub
K Ozols vs Bogoljubov, 1939
(A12) English with b3, 28 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Classical Defense (A46) 0-1 blitz
K G Shirazi vs Karpov, 1988
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed 7.Be3 d6 (A07) 1-0 extorting Black pawns
Tartakower vs V Halberstadt, 1930 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Steiner Var (B02) 0-1 Stockfish notes; 14...?
F Frenkel vs C Lakdawala, 1987 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Variation. Shabalov Attk (D45) 1-0 16.?
Shirov vs Fressinet, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

NID: Kmoch Variation (E20) 0-1 19.0-0? Spearhead
M Bluvshtein vs J Rowson, 2008 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

QGD: Chigorin Def. ML (D07) 0-1 White castles by hand
N Saleh vs R Othman, 2000
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

French McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 Castled into trouble
M Fox vs Adolph Regen, 1936
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 20 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Traditional (C54) 0-1Q up
Santasiere vs Pinkus, 1925 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Var 15...0-0-0?! (E30) 1-0
Berliner vs Bisguier, 1960 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 27 moves, 1-0

12. O-O-O!! or 12. Bxf7+!! both give excellent winning chances
Taimanov vs Polugaevsky, 1960 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1Slashing chess w/dangerous castling
Seidman vs Zuckerman, 1968 
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 0-1 sudden strike
Ljubojevic vs Stein, 1973 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 12 moves, 2 en prise
Hort vs V Zheliandinov, 1967 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

QGD: Janowski Var (D31) 1-0 Black stepped onto a landmine
Kiril D Georgiev vs R C S Alvarez, 2018 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Dutch Var (A04) 1-0 Reti's Mate Extended
D Flores vs J Duarte, 2016 
(A04) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

KGA. Lolli Gambit (C37) 1-0 K walk into castle mate!!
G Spencer vs NN, 1893 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Bg7 (A40) 0-1 0-0-0+ won't get the job done
I Shvyrjov vs A Kalinichev, 2005 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

P-Q4: Zukertort Variation (D02) 1-0 Black castled into it?
R Scott vs F Wenman, 1920
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 This is a gem!
P Dely vs J H Donner, 1961 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 27 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Rubinstein Var (A84) 1-0 too late to safely castle
Tartakower vs J Mieses, 1920 
(A84) Dutch, 17 moves, 1-0

G72 in Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Nimzowitsch vs Marshall, 1928 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Kingside Var (C45) 0-1 Pseudo-Siberian Trap
R Hardarson vs E Lund, 2009 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Colle System / QGD (D05) 0-1 Efficient Kside Assault!
W Von Stamm vs M Lowcki, 1903 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. Polugayevsky Var (B96) 1-0 Castle mate
A Fomez vs M Lanzani, 1988 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

QID: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var Nimzowitsch Attk (E15) 0-1
I Ivanov vs M Ruderfer, 1979 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

How often do you get a chance to castle after move 40?
Duras vs Yates, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 62 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Kennedy. Paulsen Attk (B00) 1-0 Remove the Def
W So vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2020 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

tied with Somogyi vs RBlack, 2002 for the latest known castling
M Neshewat vs R R Garrison, 1994 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 56 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Kingside Fianchetto (A48) 0-1 f2 is undefended
Gurgenidze vs Azmaiparashvili, 1986 
(A48) King's Indian, 12 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Var (B18) 0-1 castle blunder
B Niezgoda vs M Miroslaw, 2001 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

125 Partidas Brilhantes by Fernando Vasconcellos
Marshall vs H Wolf, 1906 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: 4.Bc4 b5 (B06) 0-1 Late castling record?
S Caglar vs S Gvetadze, 2017 
(B06) Robatsch, 39 moves, 0-1

22.0-0+ and more! Jonny plays like...Jonny!
Hector vs N Davies, 1991 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Kennedy. Linksspringer Var (B00) 1/2-1/2 Kg7
W Zili vs Miles, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Castle w/king first, two squares. Always move R after the K.
Ashley Todd vs Rachel Miller, 2020 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Modern Def 4...Qh4 & 0-0-0+ (C45) 0-1 Centre Crush
B Jackson vs J Berry, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Modern Var (C29) 1-0 Purdy failed to castle?!?
D Horseman vs J S Purdy, 1955 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

White wins if he allows Black to castle, but loses if
Sutovsky vs Morozevich, 1998 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 17.0-0-0+!
O Sundstrom vs David Holm, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 0-1 13.0-0-0?
E Garcia Garcia vs J Durao, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Alapin 2.c3. Barmen Def (B22) 0-1 Mate next
L Pospisil vs L Klima, 1995 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 12 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Bg7 (A40) 1-0 Castling leaves Black better
Sznapik vs M van Gils, 1986 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

K's English. Three Knights System General (A27) 1-0 Late 0-0-0
Korchnoi vs Aronin, 1959 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 32 moves, 1-0

NID: Kmoch Var (E20) 0-1 14.0-0-0 and the heat was on!
S Rachar vs J Bick, 2007
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 20 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. 3.f4 dxe4 (B10) 0-1 21.0-0 leaks
S Wehmeier vs Chiburdanidze, 1996 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 24 moves, 0-1

Bg2 vs Modern Defense: Bg7 (A40) 0-1 Uncommon castle by hand
Forintos vs Suttles, 1964 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: General (A45) 0-1 Exch sac burdens the 3rd rank
Zeng Chongsheng vs Zhou Jianchao, 2017 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Bg7, Bb7 (B06) 0-1 0-0-0 vs 0-0
G Veltkamp vs Hjartarson, 2020
(B06) Robatsch, 27 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik, Alatortsev System (D44) 1-0 late 0-0
Flohr vs Stahlberg, 1934 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Bird's Opening From's Gambit (A02) 0-1 Uncastled K loses again
Lavoiser Soares Lopes vs Ernst Schipper, 1989 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

G117 in 'The Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time' by John Emms
Kamsky vs Karpov, 1993 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) · 0-1
Spielmann vs E Pritchard, 1938 
(B32) Sicilian, 18 moves, 0-1

Karpov escapes, but only by a hair
Van der Wiel vs Karpov, 1987 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Exchange Var (D10) 1-0 0-0-0+ to capture
F Rhine vs Marc Taramelli, 2020 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 15 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Korchnoi Line (A28) 0-1
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 2009 
(A28) English, 26 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 late 0-0
N Gurieli vs J M Hodgson, 1997 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted (D20) 1-0 blitz Greek Gift
F Rhine vs NN, 2020 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Slow Var (C52) 1-0 Castled into it
K Behting / Kerkovius / Svenson vs A Ascharin, 1892 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

The Washington Post, CHESS By Lubomir Kavalek June 17, 2002
Epishin vs Short, 2002 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

KID: Saemisch. Steiner Attack (E80) 0-1Invasion on the 3rd rank
C Ionescu vs Wahls, 1990 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Ng5& Q fork
M Lanzani vs C Sinan Tezok, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Fischer Var (E44) 0-1 31.0-0-0!?
A Chernin vs Balashov, 1990 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 44 moves, 0-1

18...0-0-0! gives Black at least equality with winning chances
Ljubojevic vs A Planinc, 1971 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 1-0 Beautiful configuration!
L Esselink vs M Trout, 1973 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 18 moves, 1-0

Mieses Opening: General (A00) 0-1Black doesn't bite on the pole
J Mieses vs Teichmann, 1910 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Colle System 5.c3 (D04) 0-1 20.0-0
A Speijer vs Janowski, 1913 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Grob Opening: Spike. Hurst Attack (A00) 0-1Bxf2+ spells trouble
William R Trim vs Dale C Jones, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

G93 The Golden Treasury of Chess by the editors of Chess Review
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(000) Chess variants, 28 moves, 1-0

La Bourdonnais vs L S Lecrivain, 1837 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Destroying the right to castle is the main theme of the game.
Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

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