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Youngbloods Like to Listen to Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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Child/teen chess players showing what they're made of. Beware that some of these youngsters are playing other kids, so do check the tournament venue for relevancy.

Site under construction by Fredthebear. No hurry at all.

* http://www.aesopfables.com/aesopsel...

See Zsofia Polgar biography regarding her "Sack of Rome" in 1989.

* How to Play Chess! http://www.serverchess.com/play.htm...

* Sammy Reshevsky:
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* Under 10?! Game Collection: Wins by kids under 10 years old

Shibut's "Paul Morphy and the Evolution of Chess Theory" age 10
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game 1.e4 e5 2.h3 d5 (C20) 1-0 Kside attack
Morphy vs NN, 1848 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

McConnell Def. 2...Qf6?! (C40) 1-0Royal Punishment by 12 yr old
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Morphy 'miniature' (age 12) w/clever rook sac, immune knight
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

"Morphy Chess Masterpieces" by Fred Reinfeld
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Traditional (C38) 0-1 Philidor's Legacy
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1849 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Stunning odds game by young Morphy - take a bow lad!
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Resourceful @ 12 years old!
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1849 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 46 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 How to Beat Your Dad at Chess
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1849 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Rousseau Gambit (C50) 1-0 Black K walk
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Discovered Double Checkmate
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1849 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Defense (C35) 1-0 Early surrender
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 11 moves, 1-0

Blindfolded Paul Morphy defeats his Uncle Ernest in 20 moves
Morphy vs E Morphy, 1849 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

Petrov Def., Cozio (Lasker) Attk (C42) 1-0 Almost 13 yrs old
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1850 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 29 in Golden Treasury of Chess (Wellmuth/Horowitz)
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1850 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 49 moves, 1-0

Paul Morphy: A Modern Perspective by Valerie Beim
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 25 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

Derrickson played this game when he was about 15 years old.
J Smith vs G H Derrickson, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Game 152 in Wonders and Curiosities of Chess by Irving Chernev
R Iglesias vs Capablanca, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 38 moves, 0-1

16 year-old Marshall cannot swindle Steinitz
Steinitz vs Marshall, 1893 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

"Positional Chess Handbook" by Israel Gelfer...Capa was just 12
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 59 moves, 1-0

13 year-old Capa teaches the endgame from Colle Zukertort
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) 1-0 Capa actually gets #!
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical Var (C45) 1-0 Capa creates a passer
Capablanca vs J A Blanco, 1901 
(C45) Scotch Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Capablanca was 12 years old when he played this "casual game".
Capablanca vs E Corzo, 1901 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

Capablanca was 12 years old when this game took place
L Paredes vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Morphy Gambit. Andreaschek Gambit (B21) 1-0 Stockfish
Capablanca vs E Delmonte, 1901 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 18 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Waller Attack (C52) 1-0 Capa was 13 years old
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Capablanca was 12 years old at the time of this game.
Capablanca vs A Fiol, 1901 
(C45) Scotch Game, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 2a in Fred Reinfeld's The Immortal Games of Capablanca
E Corzo vs Capablanca, 1902 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Chigorin Defense (C21) 1-0 A.A. was 11
P Vinogradov vs A Alekhine, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Zwischenzugs by teenager
Alekhine vs V Manko, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

18 year old Capa shows artistry after a touch of luck.
Capablanca vs R Raubitschek, 1906 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 0-1 Q sac for a P#
Viakhirev vs Alekhine, 1906 
(C28) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 0-1

G2: Alexander Alekhine: 4th World Chess Champion by the Linders
Alekhine vs V Rozanov, 1907 
(C45) Scotch Game, 42 moves, 1-0

A severe punishment. But don't forget Alekhine was 17 years old
Schlechter vs Alekhine, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 122 in Wonders and Curiosities of Chess by Irving Chernev
Reshevsky vs R C Griffith, 1920 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

KGA. Fischer Def (C34) 1-0 Eight-year-old gives exhibition!!
Reshevsky vs G W Beaumont, 1920 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Not bad for a 9 year old.
Reshevsky vs Traube, 1920 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Experience wins over Youth (Sammy was just 9!)
Reshevsky vs Ed. Lasker, 1921 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 29 moves, 0-1

The oldest and youngest players in tournament, ages 52 and 10
Janowski vs Reshevsky, 1922 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 65 moves, 0-1

Famous actor vs child prodigy. Click link for photo.
C Chaplin vs Reshevsky, 1923  
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

"The Boy Who Would be King" (game of the day Aug-20-2011)
Capablanca vs Botvinnik, 1925 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attk (C56) 0-1 +, +, #
A Perfiliev vs Botvinnik, 1925 
(C56) Two Knights, 36 moves, 0-1

The first game in Botvinnik's "100 Selected Games"
Botvinnik vs Stoltz, 1926 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD: Orthodox Def. Botvinnik Var (D60) 1-0 3rd Beauty Prize!
Petrov vs I Strazdins, 1926 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Near structural symmetry after 20.Rdd1 but Black win in 5 moves
R Pruun vs Keres, 1931 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Traditional (B34) 1-0 10.Nc7+, outnumber h7
Keres vs I Raud, 1931 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Sweet deflection R sac!
A Karu vs Keres, 1931 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Zukertort, Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 IM Gary Lane's line notes
Keres vs Faltweber, 1932 
(A06) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

KGD/Vienna Gambit (C25) 1-0 Crusher up the middle
Keres vs A Peet, 1932 
(C25) Vienna, 19 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 0-1 Comments by Le Lionnais
Von Feilitzsch vs Keres, 1932 
(C22) Center Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 2 in 'A Passion for Chess' by Reuben Fine
Fine vs Factor, 1932
(A60) Benoni Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Valter Heuer's book "Meie Keres" ("Our Keres" p.93); 16 yrs old
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Game 1: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 107: Chess Highlights of 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Yanofsky vs A Ismodes Dulanto, 1939 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 No speculation
Petrosian vs Kopelevic, 1942 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 24 moves, 1-0

Teenagers Battle; Exchanging off the Stonewall dark bishop
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1946 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 23 moves, 1-0

G38 in 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & DuMont
Evans vs C Pilnick, 1946 
(C13) French, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 44 in Learn from the Legends by Mihail Marin. 3rd edition.
Dunaev vs Petrosian, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

VK wins in 12; Spassky (age 11) could play on with 12...Kd8!
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA. Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Larsen vs W Lauridsen, 1948 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 24 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack (C57) 0-1
V Vorobiev vs V Litvinov, 1948 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Positional gem by young Petrosian (age 19)
A Kalantar vs Petrosian, 1948  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Exchange (B13) 1-0 Tal @13 uses Alekhine's Block
Tal vs Leonov, 1949 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System (D28) 1-0 R sac into N fork
Spassky vs Avtonomov, 1949 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Tal dismantles White in 18 moves by concentrating firepower.
J Klavins vs Tal, 1949 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov (C07) 1-0 Spearhead hits ugly def
Tal vs J I Zilber, 1949 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik (D44) 0-1 Bravo! 12 yr old simul win!
Kholmov vs Tal, 1949 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Dutch. Alekhine Var (A90) 0-1 Drew the attention of GMs
V Golenishchev vs Korchnoi, 1949 
(A90) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

USSR Junior Championship 1949; Tal is 13 years old
A Parnas vs Tal, 1949 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. St. Petersburg Var (C82) 1-0 Master of sacs
Tal vs Miglan, 1950 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 21 moves, 1-0

NID Saemisch (E27) 1-0 Impressive Philidor's Legacy 3 vs 2 attk
Tal vs Zwaigzne, 1952 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Promotion battle
Tal vs M Pasman, 1953 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 40 moves, 1-0

East Indian Def/Tarrasch (E00) 0-1 Q sac for passer & pieces
Udris vs Tal, 1953 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

A typically brilliant game by the young Spassky w/a gruesome #
Spassky vs Smyslov, 1953 
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 35 moves, 1-0

Tal's Winning Chess Combinations by Mikhail Tal, Victor Khenkin
Tal vs Straume, 1953 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 58 moves, 1-0

a very young Katarina Jovanovic-Blagojevic?
Ivkov vs Jovanovic, 1954 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Not that knight?The other one?Not that queen?No, the other one?
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

KID Normal (E90) 0-1 Centralized Knight, R decoy sac, N+ fork
J Thomason vs Fischer, 1955 
(E90) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 0-1 VP 1 of a kind
Fischer vs V Pupols, 1955 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

"The Game of the Century" won by a 13 year old phenom.
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Fischer wins U.S. C'ship with 1st Najdorf; returns the exchange
C Grossguth vs Fischer, 1956 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B95) 0-1Exchange sac & the B pair
E Nash vs Fischer, 1956 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 48 moves, 0-1

Three Knights Opening: General (C46) 1-0 Ng5 Legall's #?
S Sloan vs William F Cox, 1956 
(C46) Three Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Opocensky Var (B92) 0-1 Discovery
D Ruth vs Fischer, 1956 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Exch sac, Bxf7+ sac
Fischer vs C Sharp, 1956 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Fischer vs A Di Camillo, 1956 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Analyzed by Bobby Fischer in his "My 60 Memorable Games"
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Byrne Variation (B07) · 1-0
Fischer vs Mednis, 1957 
(B07) Pirc, 39 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (C45) 1-0
Euwe vs Fischer, 1957 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Patented Kside assault, promo combo
Fischer vs R Cardoso, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Dragon Var (B60) 1-0 38.?
Fischer vs J Bennett, 1957 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 40 moves, 1-0

William J. Lombardy: 4th junior world champion: 2 years
M Gerusel vs Lombardy, 1957 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Stockfish
Fischer vs J Rinaldo, 1957 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 30 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky drops Q in 12, but plays to to move 40
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Fianchetto Def (B21) 1-0 Stunner!
L Dubeck vs R Weinstein, 1958 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 18 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawr. Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 1-0Teenager
Westerinen vs O Puhakka, 1958 
(C15) French, Winawer, 36 moves, 1-0

fifteen year old Fischer shows his confidence and talent
Fischer vs Tal, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin Var (B57) 1-0 Invade 6th
Fischer vs Benko, 1959 
(B57) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf ML (B99) 0-1 This young gun was 16 years old!
Smyslov vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 54 moves, 0-1

Wow, mate on the board against Paul Keres!
Keres vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 53 moves, 0-1

Fischer was just 16-years old when he played this game
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sic Najdorf. Polugayevsky Var (B96) 1-0 Dbl B Sacs, # on d-file
Keene vs J N Sugden, 1961  
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 32: My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer
Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Karpov at 11
Karpov vs Piskunov, 1962 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

QGD: Manhattan Var (D51) 1-0 Black weakens his own Kside
Keene vs T Lack, 1962 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

The first encounter between Ray Keene and John Nunn.
Keene vs Nunn, 1963  
(A04) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 f-pawn advance leaks troubl
L De Veauce vs Keene, 1963  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Paulsen. Bastrikov Var(B47) 0-1Notes by Raymond Keene
J B Adams vs Keene, 1963  
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Gurgenidze System (B15) 1/2-1/2 Simul blunder
Karpov vs Botvinnik, 1964 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID: Saemisch. Closed Main Line (E89) 1-0 Notes by magazine
Keene vs P C Griffiths, 1964  
(E89) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange Var (C01) 0-1 Juniors
Browne vs Soltis, 1964 
(C01) French, Exchange, 35 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Gligoric System Bernstein Def (E56) 1-0 Stockfish
Mecking vs Panno, 1966 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 51 moves, 1-0

"Out of the Mouths of Babes" (game of the day Oct-18-2010)
K Dietrich vs J Hempel, 1966 
(C57) Two Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Mecking, 14 of age at the time, a true Mozart of the game
Balashov vs Mecking, 1966 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 56 moves, 0-1

Writer/Coach Dan Heisman's teenage miniature - 1st "book" win
D Heisman vs D Fennick, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

15 y.o. Mecking beats Korchnoi
Mecking vs Korchnoi, 1967 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 45 moves, 1-0

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

Polish Opening 1.b4 a5 2.b5 e5 (A00) 0-1 Dbl Rook sac
I McNab vs Miles, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Def: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Mecking vs Gipslis, 1967 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 1-0 Raking bishops
R Anderson vs S Gelbart, 1968 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

"one of the best games played in the 20th century" -- GM K.S.
Karpov vs Andersson, 1969 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 60 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 0-1Discovered Dbl + wins Q
Frank vs E Schiller, 1970 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 7 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler Var (A52) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Schiller
Lombardy vs E Schiller, 1971  
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: McCutcheon. Chigorin Variation (C12) · 0-1
D Kopec vs T Taylor, 1972  
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 70 moves, 0-1

Robatsch Def (B06) 1-0 juniors pawn chain battle, late 0-0-0s
A J Mestel vs H Koopman, 1973
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Normal Var (B45) 0-1 Stockfish notes
E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1973 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 2 Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov Part 1 1973-1985
Kengis vs Kasparov, 1973 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Exchange. Bronstein (C68) 1-0Simul victory by 11 yr old
Kasparov vs Averbakh, 1974 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

Amazing king hunt by 10 year old Nigel Short
S J Hooker vs Short, 1975 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 0-1

GK played KIA as a junior; Pseudo-Tarrasch/Sicilian Defense
Kasparov vs B Kantsler, 1975 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Garry flipping the Bird at age 12 using a reversed Curry
Romanishin vs Kasparov, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Impressive Sac Attack
J F Villarreal Felix vs N Ristic, 1975 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

Garry Kasparov beat Anatoli Karpov 28 to 21, with 129 draws
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1975 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Kasparov was about 12 years old, and Yermolinsky about 17
Kasparov vs Yermolinsky, 1975 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 48 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Passer
Kasparov vs Vasalomidze, 1976 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 34 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Classical. Quiet System (B08) 1-0 P lever restricts
Kasparov vs A Sendur, 1976 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann/French (B10) If QxR, it's mate on the move
Kasparov vs Kayumov, 1976 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam (B93) 1-0 Young GK beats GM
Kasparov vs A Guseinov, 1976 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 32 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Kholmov System (B07) 1-0 Black destroyed by 11 yr old
Short vs R J Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E80) 0-1 Shocking moves
Lputian vs Kasparov, 1976 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Short vs G Knapton, 1976 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Alapin. General (B22) 0-1 Wch U16
I Rogers vs Chandler, 1976 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 35 moves, 0-1

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

Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Paulsen (B21) 1-0 f6 aids 8 yr old
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Sirko, 1977 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Pin. Koch Var (B40) 1-0 Gary was 13 years old
Kasparov vs G West, 1977 
(B40) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54)1-0 2en prise
Kasparov vs Gabdrakhmanov, 1977 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 1-0

London System vs KID (A48) 1-0 Great imagination
Kasparov vs A Negulescu, 1977 
(A48) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 N robs the pin!
J Gruz vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1977 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Parma Def (B08) 1-0Exchange S
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Endrody, 1977 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Dynamic, Risky, Complicated
Kasparov vs L Zaid, 1977 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B40) 1-0 28.?
Short vs J Penrose, 1977 
(B40) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

fine victory by Kasparov when he was just 13 years old
Kasparov vs Kengis, 1977 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Leningrad Bird (A02) 0-1 Morphy's Q sac material+
J Littlewood vs Short, 1978 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

"First you sacrifice,”Tal said softly “And then you calculate.”
Kasparov vs Bagirov, 1978 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Classic kitchen sink attack, one of GK's best (15 yrs old)
Kasparov vs Palatnik, 1978 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1 Qxh2 sac promo
I Pataky vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1978 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

age 15, Kaspy defeats a real grandmaster, 2550 player
Kasparov vs Lutikov, 1978 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

KGA. Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (C37) 1-0 Correspondence 13-year-old
Illescas Cordoba vs NN, 1978 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA Abbazia Defense (C36) 0-1 Deflection sac wins the exchange
Spassky vs G Lane, 1979 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

GK's 1st victory in a purely positional style over a GM
Kasparov vs T Giorgadze, 1979 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Exchange. Symmetrical Copycat (D14) 1-0 R & P Ending
Kasparov vs Dolmatov, 1979 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 65 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Winawer Countergambit (D10) 0-1 Russian Juniors
Pigalev vs I Nikolayev, 1979 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Short becomes IM
Short vs Andersson, 1980 
(B50) Sicilian, 73 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Gligoric-Taimanov (E92) 1-0 Nf5 w/open g-file
Kasparov vs Chiburdanidze, 1980 
(E92) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Alapin Var (B22) 0-1 Bf5 prevents Greek Gift mate
Le Clercq vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1982 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 13 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Defense: Larsen Var (E90) 0-1 K march
Naumkin vs Khalifman, 1982 
(E90) King's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

QGA: Classical Def. Alekhine System ML (D29) 1-0 Brilliancy!!
K Georgiev vs Dlugy, 1983 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Countergambit (C44) 1-0 Coconut is a natural laxative!
B Finegold vs D Moody, 1983 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 1-0 Q blunder vs 8 yr old
J Polgar vs H Grooten, 1984 
(B83) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish Classical, Zukertort Gambit (C64) 1-0 VT was 11 yrs old
Topalov vs D Marholev, 1986 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

KGD. Petrov's Def (C30) 1-0 Early exchanges, Qless MG passers
J Polgar vs S Villegas, 1986
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit.Nimzowitsch-Marshall CG (C31)1-0 Z!
J Polgar vs K Hornung, 1986 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 54 moves, 1-0

KID. Four Pawns Attack (E76) 1/2-1/2 Movie scene fabrications
J Sarwer vs Waitzkin, 1986 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Veresov Atack. Dutch System (A80) 1-0 Superb Defense & Attack!
Shirov vs V Zhuravliov, 1986 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

London System vs QID BxBa6 (D02) 1-0 Discovered+ collects Q
Kamsky vs Aseev, 1986 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

London System BxNe5 (D02) 1-0 Bxh6 initiates Kside assault
Shirov vs Sakaev, 1986 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

This is how a 4th grader (10 yrs old) can play, when motivated.
B Leverett vs J Polgar, 1987 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

10-year old Waitzkin sacs rook and queen for mate in 6
Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A56) 1-0 U20
Shirov vs Smirin, 1987 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 72 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 0-1 Zwischenfork!
Wolff vs Ivanchuk, 1987 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 0-1 Drubbing by a kid!
J Costa vs J Polgar, 1987 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 2: My Best Games of Chess by Viswanathan Anand & John Nunn
Anand vs K Ninov, 1987 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 25 moves, 1-0

Clever sack of Q-for-R, then checkmate by 12-year old Judit!
J Polgar vs P Chilingirova, 1988 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Tartakower Var (B15) 1/2-Too many weak squares?
Kramnik vs Danislian, 1988 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polgar punishes Black for allowing pawn to arrive to f6
Zsofia Polgar vs Suba, 1989 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B83) 1-0Looked easy for youth
J Polgar vs Ree, 1989 
(B83) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Kamsky became a GM in 1990.
Kamsky vs K Hulak, 1989 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Sicil Boleslavsky (B58) 1/2-Black moves, offers draw, tap clock
Kramnik vs Shcherbakov, 1989 
(B58) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Przepiorka Var (A49) 0-1 Q drops in for Mate!
M Cardinali vs Zsofia Polgar, 1989 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 497 in Chess Informant Best Games 401-500
J Polgar vs Knaak, 1990 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 If QxPasser, then QxR+ and Nf6+
Kramnik vs Zvjaginsev, 1990 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Netherlands Variation (D00) 0-1 Juniors
Milov vs Kramnik, 1990 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 1-0 Dynamite!
Kramnik vs P Toth, 1991 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 21 moves, 1-0

Larry Christiansen wrote "Storming the Barricades"
A Passov vs J Sammour-Hasbun, 1991 
(C58) Two Knights, 27 moves, 0-1

Four Knights: Scotch. Krause Gambit (C47)1-0 Tactical fireworks
Rublevsky vs C Gabriel, 1992 
(C47) Four Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

10 yr olds, Sicilian Bowlder Attk (B20) 0-1 Always 1 step ahead
I Andrade vs F Vallejo Pons, 1992 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

QGD Exchange. Reshevsky Variation (D36) 1-0 Child's Play!
Bacrot vs S Azarov, 1992 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 29 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 0-1 N dance
H I Geanta vs Grischuk, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 36 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto (A58) 0-1Advancing K wins EG
Van der Sterren vs Adams, 1992
(A58) Benko Gambit, 43 moves, 0-1

KID: Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 0-1 U10 - tempo matters
Bacrot vs McShane, 1992 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 39 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Exchange Variation (D13) 0-1 Crystal clear
Portisch vs Kramnik, 1993 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Damiano. Kholmov Gambit (C42) 0-1 U10 - pay heed!
Grischuk vs S Guliev, 1993 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Veresov 4.f3 h6 (A45) 1-0 Good game by young Levon
Aronian vs I Khamrakulova, 1993 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Wch U10 (1993), Bratislava SVK, rd 7, Jul-??
Grigoriants vs V Akobian, 1993 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 99 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack (B09) 1-0 23.?
Ponomariov vs Grischuk, 1994 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Variation (B53) 0-1 Young talent
Ponomariov vs Aronian, 1994 
(B53) Sicilian, 55 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin/Pseudo French Advance (B22) 0-1 B centralizes
G Szabo vs Aronian, 1994
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 29 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Useless Interposition Game B90 0-1 29
Waitzkin vs P Jaracz, 1994 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 0-1 Wch U12
M El Adnani vs Aronian, 1994 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 22 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Normal - Resembles French Exch (B03) 0-1 U10
B Vioreanu vs G Guseinov, 1994 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Ns Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 0-1 11 yr olds
K Markova vs P Stehno, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

Czech Defense: General (B07) 0-1 U12, up a piece/video links
V Jalinskas vs V Akobian, 1994 
(B07) Pirc, 22 moves, 0-1

English Opening (A10) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate in 10 moves?!?!
J Upmark vs Robin Johansson, 1995 
(A10) English, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Exchange. Lutikov Var (C68) 0-1 Damiano's Mate
Aronian vs A Vajda, 1995 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 29 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Both Teenagers are destined
E Berg vs Leko, 1995 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Fischer-Sozin Attack. General (B86) 1-0 Greco's #
Navara vs S Mahtesian, 1995 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 Centralized Q
P Berta vs Radjabov, 1996 
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 U14 /Notes by Dembo
Y Dembo vs I Krush, 1996  
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Best game by a 13-year-old? Nope. B25 0-1 62
Smyslov vs Bacrot, 1996 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 62 moves, 0-1

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Rubinstein Var (C39) 1-0 U16; theory
M Wortel vs F Jenni, 1996 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

C-K Def. Panov Attack. Modern Def (B13) 1-0 Youngster executes!
Acs vs A Khruschiov, 1997 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Var (A57) 0-1 Exchange sac
A Iljushin vs Ponomariov, 1997 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 35 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Winawer Countergambit (D10) 1-0 K, B, N vs K links
Shaked vs Morozevich, 1997 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 95 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Classical. Czerniak Def (A76) 1-0 Wch U14
Jobava vs J V Leal, 1997 
(A76) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 29 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange Var (C01) 0-1 Sac attack!
S Megaranto vs Radjabov, 1997 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham Def McCormick Def (C35) 0-1 4 Across the 4th!?!?
K Jurkiewicz vs A Matras-Clement, 1998 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 24 moves, 0-1

"The Speed Of Sound" (game of the day Jul-01-2020)
P Mach vs A Flumbort, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Var (B67) 1-0
Nakamura vs I Krush, 1998 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 62 moves, 1-0

"First Crush" (game of the day Aug-12-2011)
Bisguier vs Nakamura, 1998 
(E70) King's Indian, 21 moves, 0-1

U.S. Open , Reno NV 1999 (GOTD) Dustin' Hoffman
A Hoffman vs Nakamura, 1999 
(E61) King's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

Magnus misses simple mate in one but still gets his first win.
Bendik Svendsen vs Carlsen, 1999 
(B20) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Accepted. Hanstein Gambit (C38)1-0 16-yr old winner
Y Dembo vs G Szamoskozi, 1999 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) Kids 1-0 Rg6#
Stellwagen vs S Alavi, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1 A bit of Chicago in Reno
D Moody vs Nakamura, 1999 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 20 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def (C24) 1-0 U10 Girls; Overworked Q
Lagno vs V Nebolsina, 1999 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD: Queen's Knight Var (D31) 1-0 Manhattan C.C.
Caruana vs C Bean, 1999 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

QID, Fianchetto. Nimzo, Quiet L (E15) 1-0 14 year old wins
A Caoili vs Epishin, 2000 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

16 year old Mark Paragua's upset win against Levon Aronian
M Paragua vs Aronian, 2000 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Normal Line (B74) 1-0
Lagno vs A Pastukh, 2000
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: General (D20) 1-0 youth
Carlsen vs Jostein Thorsen, 2000 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Classical. Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attk (C54) 1-0 The 6th
C Mueller vs N Kasten, 2000 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

MC was nine years old, playing his father.
H Carlsen vs Carlsen, 2000 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

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

Guatemala Defense?! (B00) 1-0 Surely this wasn't chess-boxing
E Paehtz vs Klitschko Brothers, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 What happened to her?
I Merkulova vs S R Sgircea, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Dilworth Var (C82) 0-1 tpstar notes
D Flores vs G Papp, 2001 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 0-1

Scandi Declined 2.Nc3/Dunst (B01) 1-0 String of Tactics by Teen
Nakamura vs J W Loyte, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1The Siberian Trap
G Rohit vs K Szabo, 2001 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Adv General (C16) 1-0Recapture, Discovery+
Carlsen vs G Fant, 2001 
(C16) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Center Attk (C43) 0-1 29.QxRd8 wins
M Stojkovska vs A Guillot, 2001 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 1-0 10 year olds
V Lilov vs T Anton, 2001
(C22) Center Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Bg7 vs Bg2. Azmaiparashvili Var (A42) 1/2-ages10,16
Carlsen vs Nyback, 2001 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Three Knights. General (D37) 0-1 victory by 10-year-old
S Gabrielsen vs Carlsen, 2001 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) 1-0 Up 3 pawns
Stellwagen vs I Smirnov, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack. Two Knights System (D01) 0-1 R sac destroys def
T Fodor Jr vs Carlsen, 2002 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

This 12-year old becomes a rapid champion and title contender.
Karjakin vs Shirov, 2002 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Fantastic attack by 12-year-old prodigy C45 1-0 20
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Classical Misc. lines (E98) 0-1 N sac busts Kside
Ivanchuk vs Radjabov, 2002 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 37 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed Gambit (C05) 1-0N fork threat allows R
Carlsen vs T Gulbrandsen, 2002 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

Ten-Year-Old Defeats International Grandmaster
Caruana vs Wojtkiewicz, 2002 
(B27) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Variation (C45) 1-0 U12 Rook & Q roller
Carlsen vs A Orujov, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

"Are you smarter than a fifth-grader?" B23 1-0 34
Carlsen vs P N Royset, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. General (B60) 0-1 Young guns
Carlsen vs M Bluvshtein, 2002 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 77 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Rubinstein Var (A84) 1/2-1/2 MC 11 years old
S Halkias vs Carlsen, 2002 
(A84) Dutch, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: McDonnell Attack. Tal Gambit (B21) 0-1 kibitzer
B Kvisvik vs Carlsen, 2002 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 34 moves, 0-1

King's English. Three Knts System General (A27) 1/2- Bad memory
Carlsen vs D Howell, 2002 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A04) 0-1 Anastasia's mate
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech Variation. Bled Attack (D17) 1-0 Rob the pin
Carlsen vs Z Andriasian, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 0-1 Under 10 game
T Pipan vs So, 2003 
(B33) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

15 yr. old Radjabov upsets Kasparov C11 0-1 39
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

Dutch Leningrad. Matulovic (A89) 1-0 Magnus is 12 years old
Carlsen vs D Rylander, 2003 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 33 moves, 1-0

This game made Nakamura the youngest American GM in history
Mulyar vs Nakamura, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Variation (A01) 0-1 Ps stripped
O Boyum Fossum vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Wonderboy - Magnus Carlsen conducts a ruthless king hunt!!
Carlsen vs L Drabke, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 0-1 Youngster traps Q
Bologan vs Karjakin, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz. Shabalov Attk (D45) 1-0 Notable indeed
Carlsen vs H A Gretarsson, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Brilliant play by 16 year old like Fredthebear once B32 0-1 39
Anand vs Radjabov, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

trolling... a thin line between 'amusing' and 'tiresome'
Wang Hao vs Carlsen, 2003 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed Var Chigorin Def (C98) 1-0 Q sac & more!
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4...g6 5.c4 (C45) 1-0 Q sac, hogs on 7th, 8th
Carlsen vs A Diamant, 2003 
(B37) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

Zukertort /d6 Dutch or Dbl K-Pawn 3 Knights? (A04) 1-0Discovery
Carlsen vs Dolmatov, 2004 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Pins crush
Carlsen vs O Dannevig, 2004 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46)1-0 10 yr old girl hangs tough
L Christiansen vs V Law, 2004 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Karjakin was 14 years old. Kramnik struggles w/the Nadorf.
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional (B92) 0-1 Passer combo!
Yurtaev vs Carlsen, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Spanish, l'Hermet Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 White is 14 yrs old
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2004 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 90 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 1-0 U12 excellence
Ding Liren vs So, 2004 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84) 0-1 Wch U10
Robson vs Yifan Hou, 2004 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 0-1

13(!)-year old Magnus Carlsen almost beats Kasparov!
Carlsen vs Kasparov, 2004 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID: Three Knights (E21) 1-0 Rave Reviews
Carlsen vs Stefansson, 2004 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Attacking the Q backfires
Wang Hao vs P Malysheva, 2004
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 19 moves, 1-0

Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attk Perenyi Gambit (B81) 0-1 Daisy
Carlsen vs Bromberger, 2004 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 44 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 1-0 Unusual X-ray mate
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical (B18) 1-0 Tremendous EG technique
Negi vs Erenburg, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 73 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46) 1/2-1/2 Copycat
E Schinske vs S Feldhaus, 2005 
(C46) Three Knights, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

A classic "co-linear" move just like FTB dances B92 1-0 44
Yifan Hou vs S Andriasyan, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005), Instanbul TUR, rd 7, N
I Kurnosov vs Li Chao, 2005 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Carlsen vs V Burmakin, 2005 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Carlsen starts the year with a bang.
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Raphael (A80) 0-1 579-point difference (Simul)
Topalov vs V Lilov, 2005 
(A80) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Bogoljubow (C91) 1-0 Heavy piece coordination
Carlsen vs L'Ami, 2006 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def. Nc6, e6 French (C10) 1-0 Black had a perpetual
So vs I Rogers, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 1-0 Impressive GM-like sac
Shen Yang vs E Karavade, 2006 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Panov Transfer (B01) 1-0 Juniors
Li Chao vs Wang Hao, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 55 moves, 1-0

What a mating combo!! From discoveries to underpromotion...
R Fontaine vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Carlsen defeats the World #1 player as a 16-year old!
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 64 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Quiet Variation (D30) 0-1 27...?
F Bindrich vs Z Andriasian, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed 3.Bb5 exchange (B23) 1-0 Qk heavy piece assault
G Jones vs D Abhishek, 2007 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

QID. Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 0-1 Connected Passers
G Sargissian vs Yifan Hou, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Symmetrical (D02) 0-1 Discovered +, Deflection +
Shimanov vs S Sjugirov, 2008 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

K Pawn: Parham Attack. Kiddie CG (C20) 1-0 R trap finish
N Lortkipanidze vs Srinath Narayanan, 2008 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Tairova pries open the h-file, and it's "sac and mate!"
E Tairova vs M Sandu, 2008 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 Big Al goes down to a future World Champ
Yifan Hou vs Beliavsky, 2009 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def Exchange Fio (C41) 1-0 Qxf7+ sac for back ranker
Giri vs R Picard, 2009 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik System. Lilienthal (D44) 0-1 15-yr old
V Akobian vs Robson, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

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

Dutch Defense: Leningrad. Matulovic Var (A89) 1-0Richard was 13
Rapport vs L Seres, 2009 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 N invasion next
S Sjugirov vs Svidler, 2009 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Blatny Var (B00) 1-0 Knights on the rim
E Can vs D Lomsadze, 2010 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 0-1 Youth assaults Kside
Tran Tuan Minh vs K Drozdowski, 2010 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

QGA: Bogoljubow Def (D24) 1-0 Surge forth, 3 on the 5th
Rapport vs N Huschenbeth, 2010 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Girls U18; Stockfish notes
D E Cori Tello vs A Travkina, 2010 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 68 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Modern Line (B76) 1-0 Juniors
K Priyadharshan vs Robson, 2011 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

"It's Awonder Full Life" (game of the day Dec-23-2011)
A Liang vs D Fernandez, 2011 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Panov (B76) 1-0 give + or get +
V Kovalev vs T Nabaty, 2011
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

9 year old Awonder Liang defeated GM Larry Kaufman - a new WR
A Liang vs Kaufman, 2012  
(C45) Scotch Game, 37 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned P (C18) Young star hits h-file
Sevian vs T Abrahamyan, 2012 
(C18) French, Winawer, 22 moves, 1-0

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

French Def: Classical. Burn, Morozevich Line (C11) 0-1 Youth
F Matijevic vs Z Mammadov, 2012 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 0-1

Wei Yi routs Shirov(!) to advance to third round of World Cup!!
Wei Yi vs Shirov, 2013 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 58 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 1-0 Pawn avalanche
Mamedyarov vs Wei Yi, 2013 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1-0

Abdusattorov became 2nd youngest to defeat a GM in classical TC
N Abdusattorov vs A Zhigalko, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening Trap (C46) 0-1 upset by 11 year old
N Starr vs Luzia Pires, 2014 
(C46) Three Knights, 8 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 0-1 Double trouble QxQ#
S Sammed Jaykumar vs U Bajarani, 2014 
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Var (B41) 1-0 Riveting play!
A Tari vs D Arngrimsson, 2015 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 38 moves, 1-0

"The Magnificent Sevian" (game of the day Apr-11-2015)
So vs Sevian, 2015 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 1-0 Rob the pin
O Vlasova vs Ruoshui Cao, 2016 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

a very talented player. 12 years old, rating 2373, wins 7/9 U16
Younes Foughali vs C Woojin Yoo, 2016 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

An 11-year-old, as Black, annihilating a GM in 18 moves
Bachmann vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2016 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

15-year old FM knocks down defending World Blitz Champ
Karjakin vs A Esipenko, 2017 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 29 moves, 0-1

Pretty ice-cold tactics by the kid.
T Gelashvili vs A Liang, 2017 
(B20) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 He's a GM now!
A Esipenko vs Shirov, 2018 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Answer the threat
V Keymer vs Gelfand, 2018 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense (D38) 1-0 Tactics
M A Tabatabaei vs C Aravindh, 2018 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Dbl Fio (A04) 0-1 Full penetration
Nakamura vs Alexander van der Merwe, 2018 
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Closed 8.Be3 0-0 (B26) 1-0 22.? and 31.?
E Gulden vs Andrei Macovei, 2018 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1-0 24.?
A Cramling Bellon vs Esperanca Caxita, 2018 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD: Queen's Knight Var (D31) 1-0 Google Assault; 24.?
A Hakobyan vs D Gavrilescu, 2018 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 Juniors; find the #
Sergey Drygalov vs Ganzorig Amartuvshin, 2019 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: English Rat / Bind (A41) 1-0 Compare the Rooks
Aydin Suleymanli vs Smirin, 2020 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 33 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Short Var (B12) 0-1 Massive P roller
V Durarbayli vs Aydin Suleymanli, 2020 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Modern Var (B50) 1-0 blitz
Firouzja vs Giri, 2020 
(B50) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Teenager upsets female world champion! Use video link.
Ju Wenjun vs C Yip, 2020 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 Dovetail #
T Abrahamyan vs C Yip, 2020 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

Impressive win for the 14-year-old!
R Praggnanandhaa vs Topalov, 2020 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Olga wild adult teenager
O Badelka vs A Matnadze, 2021 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

girl is 14 from worst slums of Uganda and she found a way out
P Mutesi vs D Kagramanov, 2010 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 36 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Stockfish
P Mai vs M Pap, 1996 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto Lines (A29) 0-1Young GM
Navara vs V Keymer, 2021 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 60 moves, 0-1

Spassky was already a killer 17-year old. Good game.
Spassky vs V Zurakhov, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicil Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Bg7 Var (B31) 0-1 29...?
N Mayorga vs E Cordova, 2007 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

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