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Variants / Odds Games Impress Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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Herein are some of the best attacking games ever -- beginning with a disadvantage!

* The Great Paul Morphy gives Odds: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

* Here's a link to Chess Variants (almost 400 games): Chess variants (000)

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

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

Recaptures are not automatic -- a unique # for all-times sake
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Variants (000) 1-0 Castle Mate!?! What are the odds of that?
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Strength of the cross-pin: the Sword of Damocles takes aim!
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Chess variants - UNUSUAL (000) 0-1 Queenmate!
Maurian vs Morphy, 1854 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 0-1

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Black quit too soon after losing his Q
Morphy vs Maurian, 1854 
(000) Chess variants, 16 moves, 1-0

variants / no Qside R or N (000) 1-0 Pawn surge
Morphy vs Maurian, 1854 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 1-0

variants / pterodactyl (000) 0-1 stooping White knights
Maurian vs Morphy, 1854 
(000) Chess variants, 19 moves, 0-1

Chess variants (000) 0-1 Q leaves, nailed by the kNight
Morphy vs Maurian, 1855 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 0-1

KGA King's Knight Gambit (000) 1-0 Pawn mate in 17 moves!
Morphy vs T Knight, 1856 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Lopez Var (000) 1-0 Knights love a crowd
Morphy vs NN, 1856 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

Morphy gives Knight odds, sacs 2 pieces, and wins in 20 moves
Morphy vs NN, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 FAMOUS Epaulette Mate
Morphy vs Worrall, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 22 moves, 1-0

Chess variants/Evan's Gambit (000) 1-0 Rampaging R
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

variants/Scotch Game (000) 1-0 K walk
Morphy vs NN, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 12 in A First Book of Morphy by Frisco Del Rosario
Morphy vs Maurian, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 49: A First Book of Morphy by Frisco Del Rosario
Morphy vs Worrall, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 27 moves, 1-0

Chess variants / Bishop's Opening Copycat (000) 1-0 Corridor #
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 0-1 0-0 vs 0-0-0 and pawn storm, R sacs
F Devinck vs Morphy, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Chess variants (000) 1/2-1/2 Rather unusual variant start
A Ehrmann vs Morphy, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess, pp. 221-22
Morphy vs N Marache, 1859  
(000) Chess variants, 24 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (000) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy by PM
Morphy vs T J Bryan, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Like a Philidor Def. Pin the pawn & roll upon it. En passant.
Morphy vs James Thompson, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 16 moves, 1-0

Variant KGA (000) 0-1 Avoiding exchanges means retreat
Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 24 moves, 0-1

Morphy said: "I want to play with the young NAPOLEON ...!"
Morphy vs Napoleao dos Santos, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 34 moves, 1-0

Chess variants - No N (000) 1-0 Inflict doubled Ps, seize files
Morphy vs A B Arnold, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Chess variants - No N / Philidor CG (000) 1/2- R vs 2 Bs ending
Morphy vs William Thomas, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Chess variants/Evan's Gambit (000) 1-0 Rob the pins
Morphy vs James Thompson, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Accepted (000) 1-0 Skewer on h-file
Morphy vs J W Stone, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

Chess variants / Delayed Bird (000) 1-0 FAMOUS COMBO FINISH
Morphy vs Maurian, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 36 moves, 1-0

Chess variants Italian Gambit (000) 0-1 Black has more pawns
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 0-1

Morphy's shorthanded Bird beats the Dutch
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 19 moves, 1-0

Morphy plays 1.b3 Dbl Fianchetto Bird Opening
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

Chess variants / KGA Muzio Gambit (000) 1-0No knights; Pins win
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 16 moves, 1-0

Chess variants, Q odds (000) 1-0 Reinfeld puzzle
Tarrasch vs Schroder, 1890 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 1-0

Diagram 233 in Reuben Fine's The Middle Game In Chess.
Tarrasch vs Meisler, 1890 
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Open diagonals and pins are powerful!
Tarrasch vs Sergel, 1891 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Game 197 in Three Hundred Chess Games by Siegbert Tarrasch
Tarrasch vs C Kelz, 1892 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Tarrasch gives a lesson on attacking!
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 257, Nuremberg 1892-1894
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 243 in Three Hundred Chess Games by Siegbert Tarrasch
Tarrasch vs Schroeder, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 256 of Three Hundred Chess Games by Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch
Tarrasch vs Kolb, 1894 
(000) Chess variants, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 255 of 'Three Hundred Chess Games' by Siegbert Tarrasch.
Tarrasch vs Schroeder, 1894 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 1-0

Odds-giver (Philidor) loses
Bernard / Carlier vs Philidor, 1780 
(000) Chess variants, 32 moves, 1-0

Blindfold Simul; Variant / French-like (000) K&P ending
Maseres vs Philidor, 1783 
(000) Chess variants, 58 moves, 0-1

Variants / Cntr Cntr Dec. (000) 1-0 The better player receives
Philidor vs J Bruehl, 1789 
(000) Chess variants, 19 moves, 1-0

The Turk is operated by Jacques-Francois Mouret
Sturmer vs The Turk, 1820 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 0-1

Chess Variant / Robatsch (B06) 0-1 Whirling Nf2+ Windmill!
Strickland vs The Turk, 1820  
(000) Chess variants, 38 moves, 0-1

Variants / French-like (000) 1-0 Sac, fork and pins
Cochrane vs The Turk, 1820 
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

The Turk uses the "_rench defense" to defeat Miss Hook
Hook vs The Turk, 1820 
(000) Chess variants, 32 moves, 0-1

variants (000) 0-1 Cochrane improved after this thrashing
Cochrane vs A Deschapelles, 1821 
(000) Chess variants, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 10 in The Guinness Book of Chess GMs by William Hartston
Cochrane vs A Deschapelles, 1821 
(000) Chess variants, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 220 in 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
McDonnell vs NN, 1830 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Chess variants /KGA (000) 1-0 JC gives Q odds, mates in 14!
Cochrane vs NN, 1832 
(000) Chess variants, 14 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (000) 1-0 knight odds
La Bourdonnais vs Wellington Pulling, 1834 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA. Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (000) 1-0 K walk
La Bourdonnais vs Jouantho, 1837 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Odds of Pawn and Two moves: Queen sacrifice to promote
E Lowe vs Staunton, 1847 
(000) Chess variants, 56 moves, 1-0

Italian Game, Classical. Albin Gambit (000)1-0 Odd but pretty #
Bird vs Pinkerley, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 24 moves, 1-0

kNight odds game produces Legall's mate w/an extra step!
Smith vs NN, 1852 
(000) Chess variants, 11 moves, 1-0

Leapin' kNights & Sittin' Queens! Anastasia's Mate!
Mandolfo vs Kolisch, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 19 moves, 0-1

variants / Bishop's Opening Gambit (000) 1-0 K gets flushed out
Steinitz vs NN, 1861  
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Variant/Scotch Gambit (000) 1-0 "The Austrian Morphy" is here!
Steinitz vs Holstein, 1862 
(000) Chess variants, 17 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

Notes by Irving Chernev. White changes mating squares!
Steinitz vs Van der Meden, 1865  
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

Potter gave Queen odds and announced a forced mate at move 7!!!
W Potter vs NN, 1870 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Variants /KGA Muzio Gambit (000) 1-0Remove the Guard, Pin, etc.
S Rosenthal vs Count Isouard, 1871 
(000) Chess variants, 16 moves, 1-0

Wonderful attack on g-file, h-file and diagonal, N+Q+R sac
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Chess variants /King's Gambit (000) 1-0 Pin wins again
W G Ward vs H Browne, 1874 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Chess Variants / Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Q decoy sac!
E Thorold vs NN, 1882 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

From Irving Chernev's "Chess Companion"; The 8 Pawn Gambit!!
W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884  
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

Evans gambit / variants (000) 1-0 Block the 6th, rob the pin
Prince Dadian vs NN, 1890 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

G1 in JRC:Third World Chess Champion by Isaak & Vladimir Linder
R Iglesias vs Capablanca, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 38 moves, 0-1

Variants / KGA Muzio Gambit (000) 1-0 Sacs into Double B Mate!!
Janowski vs NN, 1895 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. ML (000) 1-0 f6 N sac & Greek gift, battery
Harmonist vs NN, 1897 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Variants - N odds / Bishop Opening Urusov Gambit (000) 1-0 Pins
Rubinstein vs NN, 1902 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Akiba gives rook odds and delivers mate w/the remaining rook!
Rubinstein vs NN, 1903 
(000) Chess variants, 22 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack/Chess Variant (000) Two mating squares
Nimzowitsch vs Leelaus, 1910 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

variants (000) 0-1 Black charges like a bull to make trades
Alekhine vs Bashkirov / Prokofiev, 1914 
(000) Chess variants, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: 4 Knights. Exchange (000) 0-1 Fire on the f-file
Vigdorchik vs Alekhine, 1914 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 0-1

Black cannot mirror White in the Russian Game
O Bernstein vs NN, 1931 
(000) Chess variants, 14 moves, 1-0

Fischer Random style. This game is rather sterile though.
Leko vs Adams, 2001 
(000) Chess variants, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 0-1 Protest->Expelled
I Penko vs Jernej Novak, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

variants / London System Copycat (000) 0-1Both Ks on outer file
T Chapman vs Kasparov, 2001 
(000) Chess variants, 37 moves, 0-1

variants / Slav Def (000) 1-0 0-0-0 and pawn storm
Rybka vs Ehlvest, 2007 
(000) Chess variants, 27 moves, 1-0

Chess variants/Sicilian less one pawn (000) 1/2-1/2
Nakamura vs Stockfish, 2014 
(000) Chess variants, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer Random Blitz (2018) (blitz), Baerum NOR, rd 2, Feb-13
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2018 
(000) Chess variants, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Chess variants / Vienna Gambit (000) 1-0 Fantastic finish!!
Tarrasch vs Fiedler, 1892 
(000) Chess variants, 16 moves, 1-0

Owen vs Morphy, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 33 moves, 0-1

When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Morphy vs NN, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs C Kelz, 1891 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Storming Knights!!
Steinitz vs NN, 1873 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 28 moves, 1-0

variants/ Petrov's Def (000) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Morphy vs NN, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

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