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2008+ Fredthebear knows of Barry Soetoro A-D-E
Compiled by fredthebear
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Some people just refuse to deal with certain basic facts. In fact, if they steadily visualize and perceive a fallacy long enough, they can pass a lie detector test. A fact is a fact is a fact that stands the test of time. Unfortunately, a lie can also stand the test of time if it is repeated often enough. I am told George Washington did not really cut down a cherry tree... Hmmm. We shall never know for sure, or do we?

Besides, my New Millennium collection is getting full, so it's time for a new collection segment! The Y2K phenomenon has long since passed. The world is still here.

GMs seem to play more tournament chess nowadays. Hotels and casinos that host tournaments count on repeat travel in the same time frame each year. Global communication and travel is more common place in the "information age." The ease of computer training and opening preparation seems to have a positive impact in regard to playing in tournaments more often. One can "get ready" by playing on-line games and checking data bases. Maybe it's as simple as having more human beings reach the master-level and beyond than ever before, increasing the demand.

* 21st Century: Game Collection: 21st Century Masterpieces - First decade (2000)

A collection split has occurred. Most of the king pawn games have been removed to another file.

Reti/Zukertort, Sicilian Invite (A04) 0-1 Q sac for a passer
S Ernst vs L Bruzon Batista, 2012 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Sprearhead... seize open lines
R Mamedov vs J Mullon, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 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

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

K's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 0-1 She didn't run
V Zavoronkov vs V Bukhteeva, 2012 
(A25) English, 23 moves, 0-1

King's English. 3Knights (A27) 1-0 Standard fianchetto trap
D Andreikin vs Karjakin, 2010 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Defense / Dutch vs Zuke (A40) 0-1 Kside crusher
P Deshmukh vs B Thipsay, 2008 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 0-1 Block backward pawns
N Torlopov vs R Hovhannisyan, 2012 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 20 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 Unconnected Rooks
L Petovic vs A Chudinovskikh, 2009 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

London vs Dbl Fio Hedgehog (A48) 0-1 Minors target White Q
A Jadrijevic vs Z Kozul, 2011 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted Var BxBf1 (A58) 0-1 Pin
K Rawicz vs G Jones, 2011 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 72 in The Greatest Ever Chess Strategies by Sam Collins
R Wojtaszek vs S Williams, 2011 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 20 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein Opening/Colle-Zukertort (D05) 1-0 Rake the Qside
Yusupov vs T Storai, 2012
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: General (D10) 0-1 Handsome Rook sacs!!
Zhao Xue vs Wang Hao, 2007 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 0-1

Annotated by IM Max Notkin in Chess Today 3031
Anand vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Bled Attack (D17) 1-0 Gruesome pin
Bacrot vs Bareev, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

QGA. Classical Def. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 IQP, Blackburne's Mate
M Rodshtein vs A Diamant, 2009 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32) 1-0 Beautiful Qh6
D Semcesen vs N Grandelius, 2009 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

10th best game of 2009
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Pinned to mating sq
Aronian vs Caruana, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

A blindfold masterpiece by Grischuk, trapping Svidler's queen!
Svidler vs Grischuk, 2010 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Goglidze Attack (D70) 1-0 Noggin' knocker!
J Gluckie vs M Moran-Venegas, 2009 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Var (D70)1-0 Kside P rollr
D Khismatullin vs Zhou Jianchao, 2012 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 25 in Anand: Move by Move by Zenon Franco Ocampos
Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E04) 1-0 Nxf7; the castled K wins
A Giri vs Morozevich, 2012 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 25 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 1-0 Invading Qs!
V M Mikhalevski vs R Gardner, 2012 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 19 moves, 1-0

Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Overloaded!
D Doric vs D Bocharov, 2009 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Blackburne's Mate
T Nyback vs U Von Herman, 2009 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15)1-0 A beautiful rook move
Topalov vs Anand, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Def. Orthodox. Bayonet Attk (E97) 1/2- Twin bros
R Pert vs N Pert, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 9 moves, 1/2-1/2

Van't Kruijs Opening (A00) 0-1Rapid development but no center P
Turochamp vs Kasparov, 2012 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs Opening vs Dbl Fio (A00) 0-1 Q sac for Kside crush
J Lacasta Palacios vs H Asis Gargatagli, 2012 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Hungarian/Sniper vs Baltic Def (A00) 1-0 Two en prise
Darcy Lima vs E Palacios, 2009
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Polish 1.b4 c5 Birmingham Gambit (A00) 1-0 Swallow's Tail #
B Tiller vs L Lovik, 2009 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Polish ML Exchange (A00) 1-0 Sudden 7th ranker
M Bach vs R Svane, 2009 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attk: Modern (A01) 0-1 Blitz Q sac... Rh1+ skewer
Jobava vs Karjakin, 2012 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1 Photo
W Reher vs R Gralla, 2012 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Classical Bird (A02) 1-0 Ziska's Zinger Removes the Guard!
H Ziska vs F Eid, 2010 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 74 moves, 1-0

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

Zukertort/Reversed Gruenfeld (A04) 1-0 Chukie's Birthday Win
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 2011 
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

English 3...e5 (A04) 1-0 Black can't promote 3 connected pawns
Aronian vs Caruana, 2012 
(A04) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Zukertort 2.d3 Lisitsyn Gambit Deferred(A04) 0-1Various tactics
E Baglaev vs S Fomichenko, 2012
(A04) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 1-0 Sac attack
L Bruzon Batista vs B Macias Murillo, 2012 
(A04) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical (A04) 1-0 Instructive R ending
M Turov vs T Sachdev, 2012 
(A04) Reti Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

KIA Symmetrical (A05) 1-0 A kNight to remember...underpromotion
Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2012 
(A05) Reti Opening, 80 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening vs Symmetrical Defense (A05) 0-1 Outside passer
A Giri vs Radjabov, 2012
(A05) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attk vs Dbl Fio (A06) 1-0Q sac, B pair rules
O Dimakiling vs K Kuderinov, 2012 
(A06) Reti Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

KIA / Hungarian / Closed Sicilian (A07) 1-0 Bold Arabian Mate
Robson vs A Udeshi, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

KIA/Sicilian Closed (A07) 1-0 Impressive Discovery/Interference
K Shanava vs N Umudova, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack vs NY System (A07) 1-0 Make a bigger threat
Vasiukov vs Anatoly Bykhovsky, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack: Yugoslav Var (A07) 0-1Discovery Mate in 2
A Dunnington vs I Hera, 2012 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack vs Sicilian/French (A08)1-0 P wedge on 6th
Ponomariov vs D Sadzikowski, 2010 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening (A09) 1-0 This wild one is up for grabs!!
V Malakhov vs Movsesian, 2012 
(A09) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening (A09) 0-1 The Black kNight dies a hero!
T Hillarp Persson vs I Sokolov, 2009 
(A09) Reti Opening, 59 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Advance Var (A09) 0-1 Queen trap
R Goletiani vs A Zatonskih, 2009 
(A09) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

English Opening (A10) 0-1 The temptation here...
J D Thornton vs L Sanchez, 2012 
(A10) English, 23 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Slav (A11) 1-0 33 Piet-Zwart Prize of 250 euros
Timman vs S Ernst, 2012 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 33 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Wimpy System (A13) 1-0 Galloping Knight
S Cicak vs A Khruschiov, 2008 
(A13) English, 48 moves, 1-0

English Agincourt Def (A13) 0-1 Heated opening w/Q sac!?
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2012 
(A13) English, 57 moves, 0-1

Chess Structures: A Grandmaster Guide (M. Rios), Ch. 4, p. 70
Aronian vs Zhao Zong-Yuan, 2010 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A14) 1/2-Q sac counterplay
Ehlvest vs Nakamura, 2009 
(A14) English, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var(A15) 1/2-1/2
Carlsen vs V Gashimov, 2008 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Anglo-Indian / KID (A15) 0-1 Here She is
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Indian Def. Anglo-Grünfeld (A16) 0-1Lateral pins
Nakamura vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(A16) English, 48 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Qs Indian(A17) 1-0 7th Q will decide
D Anton Guijarro vs A Franco, 2011 
(A17) English, 82 moves, 1-0

King's English. Taimanov Var (A25) 0-1 Very nice game by both
McShane vs Efimenko, 2011 
(A25) English, 48 moves, 0-1

K's English, Reversed Closed Sic(A25)Nimzowitsch in a nutshell.
M Kobalia vs Le Quang Liem, 2011 
(A25) English, 28 moves, 0-1

K's English. 4Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1/2-1/2 Live comments
Carlsen vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto Lines (A29) 1-0 Blitz
Svidler vs Carlsen, 2008
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 43 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Hedgehog (A30) 0-1 Gradually driven back
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

Bilbao Grand Slam Chess Final 2008 Rd.1
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Game 35: Chess Secrets - Romantics by Craig Pritchett
Morozevich vs Leko, 2012 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A33) 1-0 Gem
Carlsen vs Judit Polgar, 2012 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 53 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. 4Knights (A35) 0-1 Black's predicament
H Banikas vs D Kosic, 2008 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 61 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical Botvinnik System (A36) 1-0 Tactics abound
H Gabuzyan vs T Nabaty, 2012
(A36) English, 36 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical (A36) 0-1 Prompt Dbl Exchange Sacs
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2011 
(A36) English, 85 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Mecking Variation (A39) 1-0Out of nowhere
D Dubov vs E Bronnikova, 2010 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 26 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 / Nh6 French Advance (A40) 0-1 Up the exchange
G Yiapanis vs V Sipila, 2010 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Horwitz Def./Benoni (A40) 0-1 Careful defense of en prise units
X Avila Jimenez vs D Larino Nieto, 2011 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Rat Def (A41) 1-0 Sailing along and then d6 falls...
Jakovenko vs V Onischuk, 2012
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 39 moves, 1-0

Old Benoni (A43) 0-1 Q's back rank interpose won't save the day
Faruk Hoxha vs V Priehoda, 2010 
(A43) Old Benoni, 26 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 1-0 A Stunning Comeback!
C Latino vs S R Dumas, 2010 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System Copycat (A46)1/2-1/2 OCB
M Marin vs A Lauber, 2011
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: London System (A48) 1-0 Astounding!
V Gunina vs A Bodnaruk, 2009 
(A48) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Przepiorka Copycat (A49) 1-0 Raking Bs & Q sac
N Aggelis vs A Heimann, 2012 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 32 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Var (A57) 1-0Country belt whippin
Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2008 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Var (A57) 0-1 R sac, Spearheaded
N Croad vs D Mehmeti, 2012 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Pawn Return Var (A57) 0-1 Cut & Thrust
Khurtsidze vs V Cmilyte, 2012 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 49 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto (A58) 1-0 Thorny pawn
T Enkhbat vs T D Andrews, 2008 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto Var (A58) 1-0 37.?
Potkin vs D Brandenburg, 2008 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. Classical (A70) 1-0 Q sac counters Black initiative
Gelfand vs Jobava, 2011 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 29 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Manhattan Gambit. Anti-Stonewall (A80) 0-1 Pins
S Marder vs H Zygouris, 2011 
(A80) Dutch, 33 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Hopton Attack (A80) 0-1 Swarming Ns, threat of pin
A Donchenko vs C van Oosterom, 2011
(A80) Dutch, 16 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Korchnoi Attack/London System (A80) 0-1 entombed
B Grachev vs Nakamura, 2010
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 0-1

Andrew Greet "GibTelecom Chess Festival", "CHESS", April 2008.
A Stefanova vs M Gurevich, 2008 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Semi-Leningrad Variation (A81) · 1/2-1/2
Grischuk vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A81) Dutch, 90 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Defense: Leningrad. Warsaw Variation (A88) 1-0
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2012 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 59 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Leningrad. Matulovic Variation (A89) 0-1
A Giri vs Aronian, 2011 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 40 moves, 0-1

Franco-Nimzowitsch 4...b6 (B00) 1-0Black K 0-0-0 stripped of Ps
T Abrahamyan vs W M Duckworth, 2012 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Reversed Leningrad Dutch (B00) 0-1 Unusual and Eventful
D Moskovic vs S Collins, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Levitsky Attack 3...h6 (D00) 1-0 video analysis
Nakamura vs Aronian, 2010 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Zeller Def (D00) 1-0 Robs the pin twice
R Soikkeli vs N Benson, 2008
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 0-1 Daring piece play & pretty promo sac
E Vaarala vs J Herman, 2012 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 0-1

London System vs Tarrasch (D02) 0-1 Unruly play!
F Ghaledar vs J Arun, 2011 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined: Baltic Defense (D02) 1-0 Very efficient
T Jugelt vs M Ehrke, 2008 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Zukertort Var (D02) 1-0 AJ kicks in the backdoor!!
A J Goldsby vs R Phillips, 2011 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Colle System vs Reveresed Torre w/e5 (D04) 1-0 Gueridon Mate
S Knight vs V Georgiev, 2008 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Colle-Zukertort c3, c4, c5 (D05) 1-0 Black Kside gets riddled
Yusupov vs D Brandenburg, 2012 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 1-0

QGD Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 0-1 R sac for Q penetration
P Cramling vs Short, 2011 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

QGD Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 0-1 Which Rook? Kill shot
R Shetty vs Short, 2011 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

QGD Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 0-1 Exchange sac, K walk
R Bates vs N Pert, 2010 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

September 23 - Albin All Around This World
Team White vs Team Black, 2012 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Def. Exchange (D10) 1/2-1/2 Blindfold swindle stalemate
Aronian vs Gelfand, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Awe-ronian is left with only Rook and Queen on savage king hunt
Aronian vs A Volokitin, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z28pPn6XTPg
A Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 In the nick of time.
Ivanchuk vs F Vallejo Pons, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

White drops a piece on move 5, but wins. The loser becomes WC!
L Galojan vs A Ushenina, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Slav, Quiet Variation. Pin Def (D12) 1-0 Karpov still has it.
Karpov vs Ponomariov, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

Slav: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0Black couldn't finalize
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2011 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 71 in For Friends & Colleagues: Volume 2 by Mark Dvoretsky
M Arabidze vs M R Nechaeva, 2012 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 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 Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 Arabian Mate Awaits
D G Fridman vs Lenderman, 2010 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

World Blitz Championship (2009) Slav Def.: Chameleon (D15) 0-1
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 63 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15) 0-1 Underpromotion+
Svidler vs V Malakhov, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Best Game Prize winner, Chess Informant 116
Kramnik vs McShane, 2012 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

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

Slav Def: Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 0-1 Q sac leads to mate
G Milos vs P Carlsson, 2012 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Czech. Carlsbad Variation (D17) 0-1 Arabian Mate
P Cramling vs Hector, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 54 moves, 0-1

QGA Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0 A Backdoor Arabian #
L Schandorff vs R E Andersen, 2012 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Vienna Variation (D30) 1-0 Arabian mate threat w/Qh7
Bu Xiangzhi vs S Tologontegin, 2010 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Kasparov-Karpov Rapid Match, Valencia ESP 2009 - PHOTO
Kasparov vs Karpov, 2009 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

QDG. Charousek (Petrosian) Var (D31) 1-0 Q sac for discovered+
Morozevich vs Grischuk, 2011 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 1-0 Central piece play
Kramnik vs G Meier, 2012 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Reti Var (D34) 0-1 Nice EG
A Ramirez Alvarez vs Robson, 2012 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 63 moves, 0-1

Classical Tarrasch Gambit(D34) 0-1Worlds longest roller coaster
B Gundavaa vs S Collins, 2010 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 101 moves, 0-1

QGD. Exchange. Reshevsky Var (D36) 1-0 Some Ns are punished
B Furman vs A Safarian, 2012
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Defense (D37) 0-1 Brilliant
A Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

An extremely rich and dense game - bold opening strategy by VK
Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2009 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 81 moves, 1-0

Game 11 in Fighting Chess w/Hikaru Nakamura by Muller & Stolze
Nakamura vs Grischuk, 2011 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

QGD Ragozin Defense (D38) 1-0 Intuition and the initiative
A Korobov vs D Vocaturo, 2011 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 55 moves, 1-0

EG: sacrifice material for
I Sokolov vs Caruana, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1-0 youtube link for annotations
Kramnik vs Shirov, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 B sac offers become melee!
Ljubojevic vs A Giri, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 0-1 Wicked finish
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 W sacs abound!
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

QGD: Vienna. Quiet Var (D44) 0-1 The Big Zero
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 Qside P roller
Mamedyarov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz. Shabalov Attk 7.g4 (D45) 0-1 Naka's best
D Harika vs Nakamura, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Featured in GM Danny King's column in Schach, 64 February 2010
Gelfand vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Aronian just completely(!) outplays Grischuk in a QGD Semi-Slav
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Lundin Var (D47) 1-0 Skewer
V Malakhatko vs K Nemcova, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Wade (D47)1-0 Brilliancy or not - just 17
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 Black squeezed out of play
V M Mikhalevski vs K Miton, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Blumenfeld D49) 0-1 Failed Q sac & P dash
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def Meran. Blumenfeld Var (D49) 0-1 WC 2008 Stockfish
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

QGD. Manhattan Var (D51) 1-0 Establishing a N outpost
E Formanek vs M Foisor, 2012
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 64 moves, 1-0

QGD Lasker Defense (D56) 0-1 EG kNight is trapped
Topalov vs Anand, 2010 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 0-1

Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Var Leko Gambit (D70) 1-0 Undermine!
J L Hammer vs R Yankovsky, 2012
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Goglidze Attack (D70) 1-0 Brilliant!
D Khismatullin vs I Kurnosov, 2011 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Exchange (D71)0-1 P thrusts and loose Ns
Carlsen vs A Giri, 2011 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 22 moves, 0-1

A briliant N sac at move 27. Ne6+ for a lasting initiative
M Rodshtein vs Zhou Jianchao, 2011 
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 38 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Delayed Exchange (D76) 0-1 Back rank pin
Leitao vs Caruana, 2010 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 24 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld, Brinckmann Attk (D82) 1/2-Another corner K stalemate
V Cmilyte vs Lagno, 2012 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 10: Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange (D85) 1-0 Bishop Pair Pasting
W Spoelman vs R Swinkels, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Russian. Byrne (Simagin) Var (D97) 1-0 Weak squa
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2009 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 43 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening (E00) 0-1Pinned to mating square and piled upon
S Demmery vs B Sambuev, 2010
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening (E00) 0-1 Dark Horse
Aronian vs Topalov, 2008 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

Great Catalan against Mr. Catalan
Ponomariov vs Kramnik, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening (E00) 1-0 Isolani line opener to create R+ fork
Nakamura vs Eljanov, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Kangaroo Defense (E00) 1-0 Black passes the time of day
Karpov vs Movsesian, 2008 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed (E01) 1-0Penetrate the crossfire square
M Kraemer vs J B Campos-Moreno, 2010 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 20 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 0-1 W promotes, B mates
A S Rasmussen vs Robson, 2009 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 43 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 0-1 A destroyer of ideas
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2010 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

Blumenfeld Cntrgambit: Dus-Chotimursky Var (E10) 1-0Dazzling Ns
I Cheparinov vs I Salgado Lopez, 2011 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Ks on the dodge!
Carlsen vs Skripchenko, 2008 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov-Petrosian Var. Romanishin Attack (E12) 1-0 Cut-off
Jobava vs Z Almasi, 2010 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

38 .. Bc5xf2! destroys White f2-pawn, leaving connected passers
Shirov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Ns invade both sides
Nisipeanu vs Pelletier, 2010 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 1st place votes
G Sargissian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

A stupendous fighting draw between Alekseev and Carlsen
E Alekseev vs Carlsen, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID Fianchetto. Check Var. Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Dbl Threat
Aronian vs Gelfand, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Pin, Zugswang
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 40: Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
Pelletier vs Carlsen, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Try 58...Bxb5!?
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2012 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Kmoch (E20) 1-0 21.Qh4
Khenkin vs T Jugelt, 2011
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Three Knights (E21) 1-0 Self-actualization
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

World Champship 2008. Game 2, Match tied 1-1. 40 pages kibitz
Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Def. Saemisch. O'Kelly Var (E26) 1-0 Amazing game
Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical (E32) 1-0 Great attack, uncommon #
C Holt vs L Milman, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Noa Var (E34) 0-1 WC Resembles Custer's Last Stand
A Ushenina vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

A model IQP game by Nepomniachtchi
I Nepomniachtchi vs A A Kharitonov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 48 moves, 1-0

KID Fianchetto. Panno Var (E63) 1-0 Chess Network Videos
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 73 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92) 1-0 Spearhead
Eljanov vs Y Vovk, 2011
(E92) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92) 0-1 Pin & Passer
J Gustafsson vs Kramnik, 2012 
(E92) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox Variation (E94) 0-1 B&P traps Rook ending
Gelfand vs Radjabov, 2012
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 56 moves, 0-1

Kramnik's 2008 Game Of The Year - a tactical tour de force
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2008 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 33 moves, 1-0

KID. Orthodox. Positional Def (E94) 0-1 Heavies hunt the Ks
Gelfand vs Radjabov, 2008 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 37 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 0-1 A complete head-spinner
Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Chess Network Videos
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 50 moves, 0-1

KID Bayonet Attack (E97) 0-1 Flawed P rollers on opposite wings
Anand vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Def. Orthodox. Bayonet Attack (E97) 1-0Model game
Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2012 
(E97) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 0-1 No sense of danger
Beliavsky vs Nakamura, 2009 
(E97) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attk Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 Comments
Aronian vs Radjabov, 2008 
(E97) King's Indian, 44 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk 100 selected games-Kalinichenko's book
Ivanchuk vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 40 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto Var (A58) 0-1 Chaotic
Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 49 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 Desperado
V M Mikhalevski vs Speelman, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 0-1 Watch the solo K charge!
A Bigg vs Pavel Dimitrov, 2008 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Weteschnik's "Understanding Chess Tactics", page 104
M Rodshtein vs I Caspi, 2008 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 39 moves, 1-0

Known as "pinteresting" due to the number of pins used
Radjabov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

63...Ra7 is a draw by threefold repetition. Anand blew tie 1st
Radjabov vs Anand, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 85 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def Scandinavian. Exchange Var (B00) Tim Taylor e5
O Barbosa vs J Gonzales, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

QGA. Classical Def. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 Q is a poor defender
A Korobov vs A S Rasmussen, 2008 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Carlsen conjures up incredible endgame mating net versus Shirov
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 63 moves, 1-0

won the grahame fowler £850-00 chess set for the most brilliant
J Werle vs P K Wells, 2008 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

an *exceptionally* brilliant game by Wang Hao.
Wang Hao vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 43 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: K Pawn lines (A65) 1-0 Q sac for a K walk
Dusan Rajkovic vs M O Jovanovic, 2008 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 26 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Panov Attack. Main Line (E54) 1-0 18.?
A Timofeev vs Svidler, 2008 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 19 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch. Normal Def (E81)1-0 Promotion+ is deflection sac
Wang Yue vs Radjabov, 2008 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Marshall Gambit. Main Line (D31) 0-1 Sharp!
Van Wely vs J Gustafsson, 2008 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 0-1

Nyback plays one fine zwischenzug after another versus Carlsen
T Nyback vs Carlsen, 2008 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System M.L. (D19) 1-0 Links, notes
Topalov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Spassky Var (D87) 1-0 Dynamic exch sac
Topalov vs Shirov, 2008 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0 video link
Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2008 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 61 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian Def: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 39.?
Topalov vs S Zhigalko, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0 25.?
I Sokolov vs J Smeets, 2008 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian/French Def e5 strong point (A07) 1-0 31.?
I Bulmaga vs J Rojas Solano, 2008 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD: Tartakower Def. General (D58) 1-0 White cuts a mean rug!
P H Nielsen vs V Georgiev, 2008 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 30 moves, 1-0

"Levon in the Lurch" (game of the day May-07-2008)
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 110 moves, 1-0

Aronian's contender for Best Played Game of 2008
I Cheparinov vs Aronian, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Blitz
Kramnik vs Karpov, 2008 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

QP 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 c5 Steinitz Countergambit Poisoned P(D00) 1-0
B Boyle vs P Cafolla, 2008
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Var (E32) 1-0 creative risk
Morozevich vs Ponomariov, 2008 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Huebner Variation. Main Line (E41) 0-1 33...?
D Perez vs J Jackova, 2008 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 1-0 42.?
I Stavrianakis vs U Weber, 2008 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation (E11) 1-0 35.?
S Lukey vs S Celis, 2008 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian Defense: Spassky System (E14) 0-1 37...?
V Kulakov vs D Ludwig, 2008 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 0-1 19...?
K Lerner vs M Roiz, 2008 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

QID: Kasparov-Petrosian. Romanishin Attack (E12) 0-1 37...?
J Carstensen vs Shkelqim Cela, 2008 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

QID: Fianchetto. General (E15) 1-0 31.?
Beliavsky vs R Roskar, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: General (A09) 1-0 33.?
S Slipak vs T Gibson, 2008 
(A09) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 1-0 26.?
L Fernandez Siles vs Antonio Hernandez, 2008 
(E97) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

QGD: Orthodox Def. Botvinnik Var (D60) 1-0 19...?
D Harika vs S Cua, 2008 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Kingside Fianchetto (A48) 1-0 Tripled loses?!
N Noritsyn vs W Bravo, 2008
(A48) King's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Kadas Opening 1.h4 g6 (A00) 0-1 Did they elope?
A Korobov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 1 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: General (A09) 0-1 Stockfish notes; 47...?
F Patuzzo vs K Raisanen, 2008 
(A09) Reti Opening, 48 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Torre Attack (D03) 1-0 Stockfish; 26.?
W Jacobusse vs S Potter, 2008 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 27 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Raphael 3.Bg5 (A80) 1-0Brutal elegance on Qside
Akobian vs P Tregubov, 2009 
(A80) Dutch, 27 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1/2-1/2 If u take, I take
M Umansky vs The World, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 N unpin threatens +
Kasimdzhanov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Averbakh both 0-0-0 (A42) 0-1 Bs can't fool Ns
Hoi vs T M Haub, 2009
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 42 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual +
M Koganov vs Kudrin, 2009 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Lasker Defense (D56) 1-0 R trapped along the 3rd rank
I Krush vs A Zatonskih, 2009 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Brinckmann Attk. Grünfeld Gambit Capa Var (D83)
Wang Yue vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Def: Chameleon Var (D15) 1-0 Gain time threatening the Q
S Williams vs G Lock, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Pins & Promotion
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 1056 in Chess Informant Best Games. 1001-1100
Kasimdzhanov vs I Cheparinov, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attk: Classical Def (A45) 0-1 Blitz; Stockfish notes
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2009 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def: Classical. 9.dxc5 Reti Var (D34) 0-1 Blitz
P Tregubov vs Akobian, 2009
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E80) 0-1 Q trap
V Puri vs E Perelshteyn, 2009 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

English Opening: King's English. General (A20) 1-0 Stockfish
Ivanchuk vs Gelfand, 2009 
(A20) English, 98 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Zukertort Var (D02) 0-1 Discovered Dbl++
N Mikkelsen vs E Brondum, 2009 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Tartakower Attack (A45) 1-0 Spassky-like
V S Spasov vs K Berbatov, 2010 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

This line was tried in the three CC World Championship finals
The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Normal. Rare Defenses (E90) 0-1 To capture or no?
N Milchev vs V S Spasov, 2010 
(E90) King's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

QGA. Central. Greco Var (D20) 0-1 Railroad Mate is coming!
G Andre vs N Guliyev, 2010 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11) 1-0 9 pages of kibitz
Topalov vs V Gashimov, 2010 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Blatny Var (B00) 1-0 Pawns gain time on pieces
E Can vs N Sakr, 2010 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Marshall Gambit. M.L. (D31) 1-0Which Q wins out?
Bu Xiangzhi vs Lu Shanglei, 2010 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

G16: Positional Decision Making in Chess by Gelfand & Aargaard
Gelfand vs Wang Yue, 2010 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 82 moves, 1-0

Nine-man pawnless endgame... with three black knights
S L Sergienko vs G Vescovi, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hungarian Bg2, Bb2 v Dutch Stonewall (A00) 1/2-1/2 She's a 10
D Kokarev vs V Ponfilenok, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD: Ragozin Def (D38) 0-1 Black develops 1st, Rs dominate
Zhou Weiqi vs Yifan Hou, 2010 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

Annotated by Aronian in New In Chess magazine, 2010/8
Aronian vs Gelfand, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Wade Defense: General (A41) 1-0Central N & R on 7th get results
Ju Wenjun vs Zhang Jilin, 2010 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 42 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech Variation. Krause Attk (D17) 0-1 Wild, indeed!
Ding Liren vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 1/2-1/2 Perp escape
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

London System vs Bb7 QID (D02) 0-1 Minority Attack
S Stanek vs K Nikolaidis, 2010
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def: Tartakower-Indian (A54) 0-1 Pawn grabbing
K Kuenitz vs S Stanek, 2010 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 25 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 0-1textbook B pair
F Vallejo Pons vs Anand, 2011 
(A04) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Polish Def Exchange (A04) 1-0 Kside assault
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2011 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

An awful lot happens in this short game. Sally explains.
Van Wely vs Todd F Rumph, 2011 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Classical (E32) 1/2-Q sac for Arabian perpetual
Akobian vs The World, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID. Averbakh. Modern Def (E73) 0-1 Missed the draw
Potkin vs Grischuk, 2011 
(E73) King's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual threat on the Q
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Shirov, 2011
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 1122 in Chess Informant Best Games. 1101-1150
Aronian vs F Vallejo Pons, 2011 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 53 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1/2-Good scrap
Nakamura vs Anand, 2011 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 72 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
Anand vs Wang Hao, 2011 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

White Dbl Fio Hippopotamus vs Groucho Marx? (A00) 1/2-1/2
N Goodhue vs R Taylor, 2011 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rubinstein Opening: Bogoljubow Def (D05) 0-1 Stockfish; 24...?
Y Zherebukh vs A Shneider, 2011 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Semi-Tarrasch (A04) 1-0 Fine Kside sac attack!
N Getz vs M Mitchell, 2011 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 video link
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2011 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Modern Exchange (D85) 1-0 Overworked Q
Jakovenko vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 66 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
W So vs Navara, 2011 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 34 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 0-1 Smoked
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A13) 0-1Remarkable
L Pantsulaia vs Judit Polgar, 2011 
(A13) English, 34 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Sam steps up
Leko vs S Shankland, 2011 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Var (A01) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Nakamura vs K Perkovich, 2011 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch. Bobotsov-Korchnoi-Petrosian Var (E81) 1-0
J Bartholomew vs O Ogungbe, 2011
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 28 moves, 1-0

KIA Chigorin's 2.Qe2 vs French Def 00 vs 000 (A07) 1-0 Q drops
Fedorov vs N Smetanov, 2012
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD. Harrwitz Attack (D37) 1/2-1/2 Crazy, Complex
Svidler vs Morozevich, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID. Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 1-0 Great tactics
Vitiugov vs Ding Liren, 2012 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Old Benoni (A43) 0-1 4 Exchange Sacs
S Volkov vs A Stukopin, 2012 
(A43) Old Benoni, 39 moves, 0-1

Chess Informant - won Best Game of Volume 115.
Ding Liren vs Lu Shanglei, 2012 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

King's English. Two Knights' Variation Keres Var (A23) 0-1
Nakamura vs Wang Hao, 2012 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: d5, Bg4 Defense (A06) 1-0 Dbl Exch Sacs
Kamsky vs E Romanov, 2012 
(A06) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

London System vs Dbl Fio KID (A48) 0-1 FTB looked
Ivanchuk vs Caruana, 2012 
(A48) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

KID. Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 0-1 39...?
R Kempinski vs E Berg, 2012 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

KID: Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 1-0 Remove the Guard
V Belous vs H Pasalic, 2012 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Rubinstein Var (A84) 0-1 Capture-Recapture, N fork
W Blijstra vs C Eichab, 2012
(A84) Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

Hippopotamus 4.Be3 a6 (A00) 0-1 Sham Q sacrifice
P Mansson vs T Hillarp Persson, 2012 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Ware Opening 1.a4 e5 2.e4 (A00) 1-0 Blitz; Stockfish notes
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2012 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

QGd: Albin Countergambit. Normal Line (D08) 1/2-1/2 blitz
Gelfand vs Radjabov, 2008 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 1-0 Not very quiet break through!
Caruana vs A Giri, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit. Main Line (D31) · 1-0
A Riazantsev vs S Sjugirov, 2009 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 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

NID: Reshevsky Var (E46) 0-1 Raking Bishops & Back ranks
R Rapport vs Wei Yi, 2012 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Hedgehog Def (A30) 1-0 Correspond
A S Dronov vs N Joao, 2011
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) 0-1 Four queens
E Schoehuijs vs A Pijpers, 2012 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Meran Variation (D47) 1-0 Four Queens
I Goldenberg vs E Schon, 2009 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attk: Modern Var (A01) 1-0 Avoiding the Exch of Qs
A S Rasmussen vs V Aristotelous, 2011
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Hungarian Var (D97) 1-0 Q trap
M Yilmaz vs R Gao, 2012 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 29 moves, 1-0

G5: Positional Masterpieces of 2012-2015 by Naiditsch & Balogh
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Barry Attk vs Lasker's NY System (A45) 0-1 P storm leaves weak
T Nabaty vs P Zpevak, 2012
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Wade Def: General 0-0 vs. 0-0-0 (A41) 1-0 Rook rampage on 6th
O Sepp vs J Lammi, 2012 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 23 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06) 1-0 24.?
B Avrukh vs T Sanikidze, 2009 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 30 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Panno Var (E63) 1-0 20.?
Tan Zhongyi vs Zhang Xiaowen, 2011 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Hippopotamus (A00) 1-0 14.?
F Vallejo Pons vs L Deglmann, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

KID. Orthodox. Classical System Neo-Classsical (E99) 0-1 C00L
N Maatman vs E Goudriaan, 2011 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 36 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Exchange with 6.e4 (D72) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Karpov vs Kasparov, 2009 
(D72) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line, 36 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch Var (E86) 1-0 Rook on the 6th
J Rowson vs C Steevensz, 2012 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 17 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange Var (D35) 0-1 Blitz
Karpov vs Kasparov, 2009 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. Bayonet Attk Sokolov's Line (E97) 1-0 4 piece #
D Foord vs E Kirk, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Neo-Classsical (E99) 0-1 Dbl R lift to h-file!!
A Summerscale vs G Jones, 2009 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 32 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Goglidze Attack (D70) 0-1 Accusations
Mamedyarov vs I Kurnosov, 2009 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

QGD: Ragozin Def. Alekhine Var (D38) 0-1 N sac opens the h-file
Koneru vs Yifan Hou, 2011 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

QID: Miles Var (E12) 0-1 Tragic pin does White in
Koneru vs Yifan Hou, 2008 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

English vs. Anglo-Indian Def. Anglo-Grünfeld (A16) 1-0 Bouncin'
B Thorfinnsson vs D Moskovic, 2012 
(A16) English, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD: Queen's Knight Var (D31) 0-1 0-0-0 vs. 0-0
Fishbein vs N Mitkov, 2011
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Rook on 7th
Topalov vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(D85) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Barry Attack. Gruenfeld Var (D02) 1-0 Tricky finish
G Welling vs R Bjerke, 2011
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 173 in 'Soviet Chess Strategy' by Alexey Suetin
Anand vs Aronian, 2009 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 53 moves, 0-1

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