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Howlerz, P-Q4 Trapz, Hidden Snarez Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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Short, short games; some more reasonable than others. It's not all amateur blunders. There are some famous chess players in this collection.

Thank you Big Black Bug, p2c, S A G A R, MorphyMatt, Kasputin, and Bill Wall. Fredthebear removed the king pawn games to another collection to make more room.

* 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.

* Sports Clichés: http://www.sportscliche.com/

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

1972 World Championship Match 0-1, 0 moves. Fischer refused to
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 0-1

Queen Pawn Opening: General (A40) 1/2-1/2 1 move
Karpov vs Leko, 1995 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fool's Mate in 2 moves
L Darling vs R Wood, 1983 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 2 moves, 0-1

1...e6 embarrasses White with Fool's Mate
I Skrypin vs A Glebov, 2007 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 2 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Mate in 3!?
T Rienaecker vs M Junge, 2004 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 0-1 The worst way to start
Van Kessel vs Rensen, 1990 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

The shortest decisive master game (not a forfeit or protest)
Z Djordjevic vs M Kovacevic, 1984 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. g6 Fianchetto (A40) 1-0 Caught by Correspondence
J F Campbell vs A Ehrlich, 1990  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs (A00) 0-1 Heed warning -- Develop Ns & Bs before Q
K Kusin vs J Varfolomeev, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 4 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 One B exits, another B enters
P Morriss vs J McDonnell, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 4 moves, 1-0

London System vs Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 P fork, Q+ fork B
V Agzamov vs Veremeichik, 1968 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Scandinavian Def. Schulz G (A10) 1-0 Q+ & fork Kt
H Lehmann vs Schulz, 1950 
(A10) English, 4 moves, 1-0

English Opening (A20) 0-1 B&Q spearhead for Scholar's Mate
J Spencer vs Takacs, 1981 
(A20) English, 4 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense (A43) 0-1 Qa5+ forks LPDO Ne5 shooting gallery
R F Combe vs W Hasenfuss, 1933 
(A43) Old Benoni, 4 moves, 0-1

The alleged "shortest master game" (at that time period)
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Pirc Invitation (A04) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO B
A Schmitt vs Pribyl, 1990 
(A04) Reti Opening, 5 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

Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5?! 5...Nd3 smothered mate coming
Bohmann vs Ulfheden, 1938 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit, Mosquito Gambit (A40) 1/2-1/2Agreed beforehand
Miles vs Huebner, 1985 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 1/2-1/2

Grob Opening (A00) 0-1 6.Rb1 Qe4 picks up a rook
I Nemet vs M Knezevic, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

Budapest G Declined? (A51) 0-1 Unpin "Chess Made Simple/EZ"
F B Arnold vs M L Hanauer, 1936 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 5 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Lazard Gambit (A45) 0-1 Addition to Lazard's Mini
Montjanu vs Choare, 1948 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

Five Mover; Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1
Barney vs Mccrum, 1969 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

Delayed Fool's Mate: Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) ˇ 0-1
J Bodvarsson vs F Olafsson, 1947 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

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

English Miniature; Smothered Mate in 5
De Fraenkell vs NN, 1934 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 5 moves, 1-0

A Fingerfehler: Black meant to defend with 4...Qe7
L Palau vs S Kalabar, 1927 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening (A00) 0-1 If gxRh4 then Qxh4# Fool's Mate
G Kourtesis vs Kotronias, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker (A02) 0-1The cure killed him
M Dragicevic vs R Gralla, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit Complex: Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1Smothered Mate
S van de Venter vs A Kromhout, 2011 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense (A09) 1-0 Pawn fork trick
Zaitsik vs Zichulidze, 1976 
(A15) English, 5 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13) 0-1 Unpin, Elephant Trap
J A Fernandez vs R Garbarino, 2001 
(A13) English, 5 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Outflank Var (A00) 0-1 Trap the trapper
M Brichinova vs E Alexandrova, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

English Anglo-Indian Def. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls (A18) 0-1 in 6!
T Mantia vs T Trogdon, 1979 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 6 moves, 0-1

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

QG Accepted Old Variation: Piece lost in 6
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 6 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def.; Black won by making only pawn moves!
NN vs H Bruening, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 Sudden Queen Trap!?
S Takacs vs J Krejcik, 1920 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 White musn't move on qside
M Greenwalt vs B Wall, 1983 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

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

Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 Nxf7+ Removes King as defender
G Welling vs A Faber, 1978 
(A06) Reti Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Q sac tags NN in six!
NN vs Du Mont, 1802 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3 (A00) 1-0 Develop instead of ...h6??
J Krejcik vs NN, 1908 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 Q is going, Going, GONE!
J Krejcik vs S Takacs, 1920 
(A06) Reti Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Old Indian (A15) 0-1Remove the Guard
K G Nielsen vs T S Thybo, 2014 
(A15) English, 6 moves, 0-1

Mexican Defense (A50) 0-1 Smothered attack nets Q for N & B
Venert vs V Mechkarov, 1970 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 0-1 Fork mating square and LPDO rook
Hondema vs C Baljon, 1977 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

malbase writes this so called trap has been played 231 times.
S Lemieux vs D Feoktistov, 2001 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 6 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line(D08) 0-1 Bxf2+ gains QxQd1
NN vs R Vassilev, 2009 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Accepted (D20) 1-0 Bxf7+ Deflects K from his LPDO Q
A J Donnelly vs E Pollington, 1963 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 6 moves, 1-0

Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Qa4+ & fork LPDO Bg4
Lemke vs Brummett, 1977 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) (A00) 1-0 Start 1.e4 2...Bd6? blocks d-pawn
H Deuster vs Gomez, 1987 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandinavian. Exchange (B00) 1-0 Remove Guard
P Belmondo vs G Gilardi, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80) 0-1 Q+ fork LPDO B
R Hopton vs F Eastwood, 1860 
(A80) Dutch, 6 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Lazard Gambit (A45) 0-1 Some never learn
Singers vs T Krabbe, 1958 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

K's English. Two Knights' Keres Var (A23) 0-1Common Qside Unpin
Molero vs A Lootsma, 1980 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 6 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Q sac, mate in 6
Mogusar vs T L Trippe, 1984 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Var (A01) 0-1 Flank assault
D K Johansen vs V Budde, 1986 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 6 moves, 0-1

Benoni Indian bites London Stem (A45) 0-1 P fork trick, Q+ fork
Shuler vs C S Hall, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

QGD: Baltic Defense. Queen Attack Deferred (D02) 0-1 B+ fork
A Spencer vs W Bonwick, 1919 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: General (A45) 0-1 Q+ & fork LPDO N
M Al Dahbali vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2002 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

K's English. Four Knights 4.g3 (A28) 0-1 Pin, Smothered #
D Poldauf vs C Steudtmann, 1980 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 7 moves, 0-1

QGD. Neo-Orthodox Var (D55) 0-1 Answer the question?
S Feick vs Georg Schmidt, 1987 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 7 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: De Bruycker Def (A40) 0-1 Lose the exchange
NN vs M Braun, 1980 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80) 0-1 Hanger
R Suess vs O Zenker, 1989 
(A80) Dutch, 7 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Budapest Defense (A51) 0-1 Q sac for Legall's Mate
Tjio vs R Verheij, 1978 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: General (A00) 1-0 Interference
Hector vs L B Hoyos Millan, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 1-0 Nxf7 sac, Q&B battery hit e6
Myers vs Savon, 1959 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

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

Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 Smothered Mate
A Schroeder vs R T Black, 1912 
(A06) Reti Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Probably White's 4th and 5th moves were transposed
Rusty Warren vs B Wall, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

Grob Opening (A00) 1-0 The Black queen falls in 7 moves
C Bloodgood vs H Mizesko, 1975 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst): Reversed Nimzowitsch (A00) 1-0 Legall's Mate
O Bjarnason vs V Dittler, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Napoleon Attack (A00) 1-0 Like flies
D Santoro vs F Roman, 1987 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Mieses Opening (A00) 1-0 Remove the Defender
J Henningsen vs R Borik, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Unwise Opening beats Wise Man from the East.
D Gedult vs Melchior, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 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

Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1 See notes for alternative moves
Bayle vs J Martenot, 1981 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Q Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 0-1Be careful where you aim
Simon J vs J Bar-Nir, 1963 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Mexican Def./Black Knights Tango (A50) 0-1 Played on a ship
Marshall vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Zaitsev System (A57) 0-1 After BxB, Qa5+ forks B
H Kirchhoff vs J Foldi, 1986 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08) 0-1 Smothered #
W Wallace vs J Finnegan, 1943 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

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

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Royal family fork in 7!
NN vs H Hage, 1989 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Deflection 7.Kxf2? QxQd1
N Shatkin vs Bill Bauer, 1960 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

Black moved too many pawns while White was developing pieces
H E Schug vs Ditschuleit, 1985 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08) 0-1 Smothered #
Dudkin vs N Sorokin, 1967 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

*Torre Attack 3...Ne4 Gossip Var(D03) 1-0 8.NxN frozen pawn pin
B Modr vs J Cesal, 1995 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 7 moves, 1-0

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

Frenchman builds a house on sand
A Durao vs S Horta, 1954 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1 Smothered Mate robs the pin
W Verdonk vs Nobbe, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

K's English. Four Knights, Fianchetto Lines (A29) 0-1Smothered#
Iskov vs M Bartrina, 1974 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 8 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Milner-Barry (E33) 1-0 Q+ & fork B
Lokvenc vs Pachman, 1943 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 8 moves, 1-0

OID, Ukrainian Var (A53) 0-1 Akin to Harrwitz Trap (unpin) QGD
A Koukolik vs R Sykora, 1994 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 8 moves, 0-1

(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 8 moves, 0-1
A Hrdy vs H Haberditz, 1951 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 8 moves, 0-1

Queen sacrifice is a distraction for Legall's Mate
Twigg vs E Gray, 1947 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

One pin makes for a decoy sacrifice, the other sets royal fork
Sanahuja vs Fernandez, 1983 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 8 moves, 1-0

If you do not protect h5 then a Stonewall becomes a Sand-wall.
G Pfeiffer vs S Batlouni, 1960 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

Halibut Gambit (A10) 1-0 After promotion, White is up a R
Knobloch vs R Schlenker, 1983 
(A10) English, 8 moves, 1-0

English Miniature; Q fork 2 LPDO minors in shooting gallery
Kaprinay vs H Hubner, 1926 
(A25) English, 8 moves, 1-0

King's English. 3 Knights System (A27) 0-1 Q sac unpin, promote
V K Doroshkievich vs Tukmakov, 1970 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 8 moves, 0-1

Old Indian/KID Miniature (A53) 1-0 Q Trap on the edge
H Van der Heijden vs Salam, 1978 
(A53) Old Indian, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Queen's Gambit Declined: Austrian Def. (D06) ˇ 0-1 Support Mate
T Grassel vs Rust, 1974 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Black wastes tempos
M Haslinger vs T Schulz, 1996 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Dutch Def., Hopton Attack (A80) 1-0 Famous miniature
F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Benoni Gambit Accepted (A43) ˇ 1-0 Pin Qc6
F Kraus vs V Costin, 1913 
(A43) Old Benoni, 8 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

Zukertort: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 0-1 Must know crusher
S Panzalovic vs O Danchevski, 1990 
(A04) Reti Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

QP Krause Variation (D02) 1-0 Threats on both sides
Alekhine vs A Kaufmann, 1918 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

QG Accepted: Slav Gambit (D21) 1-0 Trouble on the long diagonal
Blackburne vs M Fleissig, 1873 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Q fork
Petrosian vs H Ree, 1971 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 8 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Vienna Var (D00) 1-0 Pin the defender
Subota vs Kusmischkin, 1982
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

QGD Chigorin Variation (D02) 0-1 Another offside knight
D Brown vs J Dykes, 1980 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

QGA Smyslov Var (D25) 1-0 Common trap Bxf7+ followed by Ng5+
B Wall vs R Gantt, 1978 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def Raphael Var (A80) 1-0 Standard a3 Q trap
Vaisser vs A Mutzner, 1988 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def, Schara G (D32) 1-0 4 consecutive pawn captures!
D Fidlow vs A Maier, 1959 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Underpromotion
Korody vs Bologh, 1933 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

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

B-D Gambit: Tartakower Var (D00) 1-0 Discovery comin' on LPDO B
H Rathmann vs Meyer, 1975 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

English Miniature; Black moves the queen's knight 3 times
John Coffey vs NN, 1978 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 8 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

BDG Ritter Defense (D00) 1-0 Don't assume, always check for +s!
R Rehfeld vs U Makelburg, 1987 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Discovered attack nabs Q LPDO
T Mantia vs R Shirley Jr, 1981 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

QGD Chigorin Defense. Main Line (D07) 0-1 Nc2+ bombs White
Atharva Bhajne vs J Ayush, 2008 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 8 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Romanishin Var (E20) 0-1 Discovery Dbl Attk
V Greenwalt vs B Wall, 1983 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin / Cntr Cntr Declined (B22) 1-0 Q trap
H Ullrich vs NN, 1952 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 8 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs Def.; LPDO B in the shooting gallery
A Diulger vs V Slovineanu, 2001 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 Q trap in 8 moves
R Fleming vs Nichter, 1990 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 8 moves, 0-1

Kadas Opening 1.h4?! (A00) 1-0 White wins a piece in 8 moves!?
G Welling vs E ten Haaf, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Indian Game 2.Bf4 (A45) 0-1Boden's mate upon aimless woodpusher
Muskietorz vs J Salt, 1958 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

East Indian Defense (E00) 1-0 A 1-2 Punch
A Kox vs G Raymakers, 1976 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Q trap. What just happened?
C Bloodgood vs Davis, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1 w/8...Qxd4#
R MacBrayne vs Crichton, 1980 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

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

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

KID. Normal. King's Knight Var (E60) 0-1 Second N lurks
Jacobsen vs Port, 1952 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 8 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Baltic Defense (A00)  0-1 Pin exchange, Skewer+
De Jong vs A Van 't Riet, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Baltic Defense (D02) 0-1 Black has Nc2+ in the works
T Prokhorovich vs Shurawlew, 1969 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

K's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 1-0 Two White forks
K Ozols vs P Reid, 1937 
(A25) English, 8 moves, 1-0

QGA: Bogoljubow Def (D24) 0-1 Definately not Karpov's twin
V K Doroshkievich vs O Karpeshov, 1986 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 0-1

London System vs Qb6 (D02) 0-1 The Q grabs two pawns
Steve F Tarr vs K Gulamali, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

D78 0-1? 8 moves. Explanation needed.
V Artemiev vs Dubov, 2013 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 8 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Def: New England Var (E11) 0-1 Thailand trick
J Petit vs B Wall, 1974 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 8 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Reversed Nimzowitsch (A00) 0-1 Q trap
R Schlenker vs W Stamer, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 1-0 N Discovered++ and N mate
J A Leonard vs J Leonard, 1861 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 8 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: General (D10) 0-1 Long diagonal is not lost
J Reichert vs J Krauss, 1990 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 8 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: General (E00) 0-1 Q fork coming, but...
B Sadiku vs F L Levin, 1995 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann Var (E22) 1-0 Drops a piece
Boruch Israel Dyner vs K Dreyer, 1934 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 8 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense (A43) 1-0 Queen Deflection Sacrifice
Yermolinsky vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 9 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Discovery
Kotsiev vs W Ivanov, 1976 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 9 moves, 1-0

(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 9 moves, 1-0
M Bass vs R Kennedy, 1983 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

Indian Game: Maddigan Gambit (A45) 1-0 A knight on the rim is d
A Roesch vs R Reinhard, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def, Fajarowicz Var, (A51) 0-1 9 move smothered mate
H H Cole vs Hein, 1941 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Gibbins-Weidenhagen Gambit. Accptd (A45) 0-1 Ugly
V Drueke vs F Baranowski, 1982 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

QGA Gunsberg Defense (D21) 1-0 Bxf7+, Unpin Ne5+
B Wall vs S Millimaci, 1987 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1Look twice before you make a good move!
M Ristic vs M Umapathysivam, 2000 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Old Indian Miniature: Ukrainian Var (A54) 1-0 Pile on the Pin
H H Sonntag vs M Auer, 1990 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

QGA Gunsberg Def (D21) 1-0 Battery pins the Black queen
H Atkins vs Gunsberg, 1902 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Declined (A02) 0-1 Awesome unpin
N Barsalou vs B Wall, 1980 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Qxh2 sacrifice vs. Bad Bishop creates and promotes a pawn
Bird / Dobell vs Gunsberg / Locock, 1897 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: QG Invitation (A04) 1-0 Discovery; 9 moves
A Greenfeld vs J Redmond, 2008 
(A04) Reti Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Benko G: Zaitsev Var. Nescafe Frappe Attack (A57) 1-0 Smothered
P Hultin vs T Fromm, 1992 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 9 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Var (E30) 0-1 Who trapped who?
Antunes vs M Suta, 1985 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 9 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense (E46) 1-0 Protected unpin wins a pawn
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 9 moves, 1-0

QGD Tarrasch Def. Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30) 1-0 Always check for +s
Wiersma vs Euwe, 1920 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Myers Variation (A10) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Taylor vs P Cody, 1980 
(A10) English, 9 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

Slav Defense (D10) 0-1 N & B work together early on
D Cairns vs K Mackley, 1977 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 9 moves, 0-1

QP Game: Chigorin (D02) 1-0 The d4 pawn is often poisoned
P Cafolla vs F Guerrero, 2006 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Exchange Variation (D35) 1-0 Another discovery nabs Black Q
G Solis vs A Kashioka, 2004 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit 4...h6? (A83) 1-0 Spearhead f7
H Krongraf vs U Monsehr, 1989 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 9 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Three Knights Var (D15) 1-0 W discovered+ next
C Desmarais vs A Bacsi, 2001 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 9 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Marshall Def. (D06) 1-0Black must stop mate in one
G Pashos vs F Papastathi, 2001 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

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

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

QG Accepted: Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0Develop pieces
P Green vs T Varley, 1996 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Rubinstein Var (A84) 1-0 Discovered double attack
A Brito Garcia vs J Chacon Jerez, 1996 
(A84) Dutch, 9 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 Main Lines. Mieses Var (B01) 1-0 Nd5 discovery, Nxc7+
J Franzen vs J Petreje, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Zwischenzug +!
Blisz vs Hantel, 1988 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense (D41) 0-1 Hanger
B Colin vs Alekhine, 1932 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 9 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian Def. Kasparov Var (E12) 1-0 Fork & pin - EZ win
Uhlmann vs B Andersen, 1964 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 9 moves, 1-0

Queen trap in Torre Attack by Timman
Timman vs H Bouwmeester, 1967 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 9 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Discovered Check wins Q
H Murtaugh vs B Wall, 1972 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Golombek Defense (A16) 0-1 Q fork 2 loose Rs
Bob Brooks vs B Wall, 1973 
(A16) English, 9 moves, 0-1

Bird, From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1 Horrific W responses
R J Lovegren vs B Wall, 1980 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Saemisch Accelerated (E24) 0-1 W loses a R
Findley vs B Wall, 1981 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 9 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Rubinstein Variation (E16)1-0 Discovered Attack
A Haugen vs Lerfald, 1981 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 9 moves, 1-0

K's English. 3 Knights System (A27) 1-0 Pin, Q sac>weak squares
P Schoeber vs E Bouwmans, 1981 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 9 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From G. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1 Qxh2 sac to promote
Glicksteen vs E Lawrence, 1971 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

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

Polish Opening: General (A00) 0-1 Strange, unworthy
Ikes vs Groncki, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: General (A02) 1-0 Smothered Queen next
M Aigner vs NN, 1999 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: General (A45) 0-1 Legall's Mate variant
NN vs F Rhine, 2021 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

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