Sicilian Paulsen (B47) 0-1 Baiting the line of check w/a piece
E Moskalyuk vs M Brodsky, 1998
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 9 moves, 0-1
Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Overworked Pawn
Rozentalis vs B Barth Sahl, 1988
(B30) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0
This version is not as easy to attack as the original version.
J Westman vs E Havansi, 1964
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0
Keep going! Why is s/he letting have this?! Keep going!
Schlezer vs Chigorin, 1878
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 0-1
Vienna Game: Stanley Var. Reversed Spanish (C26) 1-0Kick it in!
H Hallmann vs W Schneider, 1931
(C26) Vienna, 13 moves, 1-0
"Old Kentucky" ~ The opponent doesn't have to make a book move.
NN vs Blackburne, 1884
(C51) Evans Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1
First cut the king off -- no escape -- then deliver checkmate!
L Larsson vs C Erlandsson, 1966
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1
Create Open Lines
Blackburne vs NN, 1875
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0
Who's turn to take out the garbage?
Dzindzichashvili vs Kalandazichvili, 1967
(C45) Scotch Game, 18 moves, 1-0
An old weapon still can kill.
Astapovich vs Golosov, 1967
(C45) Scotch Game, 11 moves, 1-0
Two Common Attacking Schemes, One Defense
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0
Don't dig yourself into a hole (in front of the backward pawn).
Wall vs Kubasek, 1974
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0
If you put the question to the knight, you might not like the a
Faruq vs Navab, 1959
(A53) Old Indian, 10 moves, 1-0
From Fred Reinfeld's "Great Short Games of the Chess Masters"
Kiss vs G Barcza, 1934
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 14 moves, 0-1
If the King is not available, then ask the Queen.
T Purser vs Euwe, 1978
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2
Checks, Captures, Pawn Promotions are key. Then Forks & Pins.
Ghitescu vs Fischer, 1960
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 14 moves, 0-1
Your opponent is not as dumb as s/he looks.
Reshevsky vs R Margolit, 1968
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 9 moves, 0-1
Undermine: Do not rely upon a defender that can be removed.
F Visier Segovia vs Tal, 1966
(A53) Old Indian, 15 moves, 0-1
Go West Young Man (It's not for everybody though.)
Kasparov vs G West, 1977
(B40) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0
The computer has it's own approach.
Bronstein vs M20, 1963
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0
If possible, unpin immediately because it will only get worse.
D Genz vs D Boehmer, 1985
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 1-0
Two deep thinkers do battle.
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1949
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0
There's more than one way to protect a pawn.
A Dunkelblum vs Keres, 1937
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1
Even World Champions make mistakes.
L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0
In the shooting gallery again...
Bathelt vs Leutz, 1957
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1
Sicilian Alapin (B22) 0-1Safety determines which way to capture
Alekhine vs E Cima, 1943
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 25 moves, 0-1
Game 25: Bobby Fischer Rediscovered (Andy Soltis)
Fischer vs F Olafsson, 1961
(B27) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0
On his way to Paris...
V Borsony vs A Laustsen, 1956
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 7 moves, 1-0
Sicilian Dragon Levenfish (B71)Open d-file zap QxQd8 after Ne6+
J L Alvarez del Monte vs C Hounie Fleurquin, 1961
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 9 moves, 1-0
A race for W to crack open the h-file & Black crack open c-file
Fischer vs S Purevzhav, 1962
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 22 moves, 1-0
"Slaying the Dragon" - Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack (B77)
Fischer vs Larsen, 1958
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0
Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov (B76) 0-1 Outrageous swindle
Efimenko vs R Forster, 2011
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 43 moves, 0-1
Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Sosonko Var (B77) 1-0 Q sac, P&N #
Tal vs R Forbis, 1988
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0
Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attk Modern Line(B76) 0-1Exchange Sac
Psakhis vs Yurtaev, 1980
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 42 moves, 0-1
Morphy-like K hunt... There was another way in.
Blackburne vs Thomson, 1885
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0
Efficient, Beautiful Attack
Tartakower vs Lasker, 1924
(C13) French, 31 moves, 1-0
Lasker and Teichmann were born on the same day, 12/24/1868
Lasker vs Teichmann, 1909
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 27 moves, 1-0
Near 3-fold Repetition... Gets MUCH Bolder!
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1
Pin the tail on the rat -- if you can catch it!
Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1861
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 1-0
Soltis vs Browne, 1970
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 15 moves, 1-0
Some passed pawns are harmless.
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1
Aim your pieces at royalty across the way, then chip away.
Plachetka vs L Zinn, 1974
(A04) Reti Opening, 13 moves, 1-0
A bit too aggressive is another way to lose.
Euwe vs Tartakower, 1936
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0
Flankers can angle around the center.
Timman vs Polugaevsky, 1973
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1-0
Cecil John Seddon Purdy (1906-1979)
F L Vaughan vs Purdy, 1945
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2
That's good to know.
R Bass vs R Armstrong, 1952
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0
Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 1-0 Tremendous!
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 55 moves, 1-0
Pressure and Defend Carefully
Duras vs H Wolf, 1907
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0
Nuts in a Knot Survival at it's BEST!
Fischer vs Benko, 1962
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0
Check for a good reason, w/a forceful follow up or gain of time
B Wall vs W Wall, 1969
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0
Fischerandom, how unique! (This game is rather sterile though.)
Leko vs Adams, 2001
(000) Chess variants, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2
Was she worth it? Sometimes your heart overrules your head.
Kasparov vs Fritz, 1992
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 54 moves, 1-0
Opening experts don't play this stuff.
Venert vs V Mechkarov, 1970
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1
Marshall liked to mix it up.
S Steller vs Reig, 1982
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 7 moves, 1-0
Latvian Gambit (C40) 1-0 Smothered Mate Mini
Kranzle vs Krause, 1939
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0
Your opponent might not play the main line. So now what?
K Richter vs Vladimir Petrov, 1936
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2
Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 0-1Pile on pin & fork
P Sangla vs Karpov, 1968
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1
Not as easy as it looked. Make a good move that suggests anothr
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1970
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0
Give every piece a job to do (pieces don't like to guard pawns)
Fischer vs E German, 1962
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 30 moves, 1-0
Sorry, friend but I'm stuck here.
Vasiukov vs S Giterman, 1960
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 8 moves, 1-0
Mikhail Tal (1936-1992)
Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0
I got this covered. I got that covered. Everything's covered.
Alekhine vs R Bruce, 1938
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0
The loss of a pawn can yield freedom or expose the position.
Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2009
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0
Take the Hippo seriously. It dominates it's own domain.
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2
Apply pressure where s/he cannot add defenders.
Petrosian vs Vasiukov, 1956
(A05) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 0-1
English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Defense (A10) 1-0 Cross pin
Robatsch vs Jansa, 1974
(A10) English, 14 moves, 1-0
Will the Q blockade hold up? She'd rather go shopping.
Petrosian vs Mecking, 1969
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0
Battle for d-file Supremacy. If you know his plan, stop it.
Molinari vs Bordais, 1979
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1
Excelling at Technical Chess by Jacob Aagaard, p. 108
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2
A Knight and a Bishop like to aim at the same square.
Kaprinay vs H Hubner, 1926
(A25) English, 8 moves, 1-0
Certain pawn(s) get targeted.
D Cairns vs K Mackley, 1977
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 9 moves, 0-1
Queenless MG ~ What does it look like? Same principles apply.
Karpov vs Salov, 1993
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 57 moves, 1-0
Strike while the iron is hot!
Ziganovic vs Laketic, 1980
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 7 moves, 1-0
Heavy Pieces Hammer Away
L Christiansen vs R Henley, 1978
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2
Pin it to win it FAILED!
L Spassov vs Adorjan, 1977
(A57) Benko Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1
What else is in this recipe?
Kieninger vs Mross, 1941
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 14 moves, 1-0
Semi-Slav, Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0 Q sac and more
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0
Interesting Wikipedia article on him, with a short rhyme
Jowett vs McDonald, 1885
(C48) Four Knights, 9 moves, 1-0
Schooled; read the blogger notes. It happens.
Korchnoi vs Carlsen, 2004
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0
K's Indian Def Six Pawns Attack (E77) 1-0 Heavies on the 6th
Yermolinsky vs P Hummel, 1999
(E77) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0
The rule of thumb is "Knights Before Bishops"...
J McGrouther vs Robert McCann, 1893
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0
A bit of Fried Liver w/your Spanish Rice?
Judit Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2002
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0
"the kind (of move) you find once in a century"
Kasparov vs Shirov, 2001
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0
Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. ML (B89) 0-1 BF loses w/White
Fischer vs Geller, 1967
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1
Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Var (D16) 1/2-1/2 Lively
Anand vs Karjakin, 2012
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2
Gelfand vs Anand, 1993
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 0-1
Dutch Staunton G. (A83) 1-0 Simple yet effective, intermezzo+
A Stefanova vs R Tozer, 1997
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0
Semi-Slav, Meran (D47) 0-1Crossfire, rob the pin, interference
Aronian vs Anand, 2013
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Bishop Highway Crossfire
F Visier Segovia vs J Betancort Curbelo, 1968
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0
QGD Exchange (D35) 0-1 Tactics whip Qside minority attack
Karpov vs Beliavsky, 1986
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1
Featured in Seirawan's book Winning Chess Tactics
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1
Benoni-Indian Def (A43) 1-0 Almost every key tactical device
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0
WOW!!! Sacrifice after Sacrifice and mate with three minors!!!
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0
Sicilian Najdorf Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Ns hammer 6th
Radjabov vs Anand, 2006
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 16 moves, 1-0
A -TREMENDOUS- example of tactical play by Kramnik.
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2007
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 1-0
Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Main Line (B77) 1-0 Great game
Motylev vs B Savchenko, 2007
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 39 moves, 1-0