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Generally, such placement is not a good idea because piece mobility is decreased on the edge, but sometimes it works out swell. This collection is much more exciting than it sounds.

Site under construction by Fredthebear.

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.

* Here's a link to Morphy Miniatures:

* Here's a link to a simple tactics course using miniatures:

* Mr. Harvey's Puzzle Challenge:

I S A A C wrote:

I was used to the abuse, used to the towers
I was used to being used, used to your power
it makes me sad looking back, I was in the present accepting presents while you were hiding in the black, keeping secrets, turning your back on me and everything I offered, I thought you were better than you were guess it's my first mistake to think you wouldn't put me up at the stake watch my ivory skin be engulfed in flames
watch your baby burn away
if it means that you can survive by the skin of your teeth tried to run and run with my tired feet
tried to undo all you have done to me
tried to keep the door open in case you came running back to me I like broken birds, I like empty words
I like chess pieces, I like idealistic worlds
you fit my trauma like a glove, manipulation to get my love but you had another, arguably better
older, more secure, not a country over
but in turn, you made me feel insecure
a tragic mess continuing to dismantle
unravel like ribbons, uncovered the truth due to visions I received, the seeds I reaped
protection is given to me by deities
I am not one for fighting but refuse to wave the white flag you shot me and now I must burn down your creations in a red flash every web of lies, web of secrets
I set ablaze and sit back like the grim reaper

Nimzo-Larsen Attack (A01) 0-1Develop last N before pawns expand
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Zukertort, Sic Invite/Torre Attk (A04) 1-0 Spearhead, interfere
J Augustin vs A Lanc, 1975 
(A04) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

English Defense (A10) 0-1, Q trap in 13 moves
J van der Veen vs A Mol, 1986 
(A10) English, 13 moves, 0-1

Game 42: Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

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

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

King's English. Four Knights (A28) 1-0 White Bs toy w/Black
Koltanowski vs NN, 1935 
(A28) English, 15 moves, 1-0

Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit (A40) 0-1 The castled K wins again
H W Apperly vs H Charlick, 1894 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 0-1 in 7 moves; watch those kNights!
M Wickert vs Adams, 1992 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Torre Attk w/Ne5, Ng5: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Another B offer!
Petrosian vs V Lyublinsky, 1949 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Colle vs. Indian Game: Capablanca Var (A47) 0-1 3 on h-file
W Henschel vs M Karff, 1946 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 16 moves, 0-1

Game 67: "Leonid Stein - Master of Attack" by GM Raymond Keene.
E Poltoranov vs Stein, 1955 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 25 moves, 0-1

Benko G. Declined. Sosonko Var (A57) 0-1 Mutual Kside attacks
J R Markus vs S Polgar, 1995
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80) 1-0 Fine Greek Gift
Denker vs Robbins, 1934 
(A80) Dutch, 19 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. General (A83) 0-1 One K 0-0, one K fails
I Camousseigt Vera vs A Rodriguez Vila, 1992 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

Borg Gambit: Poisoned Pawn Var (B00) 1-0 W needs 3 pawn moves
J Roscher vs B Bettermann, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Scandi Icelandic-Palme Gambit 3.c4 e6 (B01) 0-1 Fear the beard
J Rudd vs M Simons, 2000 
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 0-1

One of Teichmann's famous games: Q sac destroys last defender
Teichmann vs NN, 1914 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: The Squirrel (B02) 1-0 Had a few too many nuts
Hill vs C Janeway, 1946 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Three Pawns Attack (B06) 1-0 Very helpful Rook!
Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

Lesson 4: Best Lessons of a Chess Coach by Sunil Weeramantry
Harris vs Weeramantry, 1972 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Austrian Attack. Unzicker Attack (B09) 1-0 Torch f7
C Diebert vs J Readey, 1985 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Two Knights Attk (B11) 0-1 White attacks himself
Stripunsky vs Onischuk, 2012 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 11 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Checks trap Black Q
W Schmidt vs C Maalouf, 1961 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line (B15) 1-0 Famous "Reti Mate"
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0Exploit the pin
Blackburne vs W H Grundy, 1909 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense, Standard(B06) 0-1A kick in the pants from the N
O Hirn vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def(B08) 1-0Occupy hole
Maric vs Petrosian, 1970 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 1-0 She did it again?!
L Schmid vs W Sahlmann, 1948 
(B20) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 0-1 R sac for a ramrod
Bob Brooks vs B Wall, 1973 
(B20) Sicilian, 15 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1 Reti's Mate
Dutch vs J N Sugden, 1964 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 11 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def Central Exchange (B22) 1-0 K walk
R Brieger vs G Kane, 1962 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin. Barmen Defense (B22) 1-0 Rob the pin
E Handoko vs C Chon, 2001
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Pin. Koch Variation (B40) 1-0 kNight infiltration
I Ivanov vs Nabeiev, 1974 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian French Var (B40) 0-1 Double support the mating square
E Zamudio vs Alekhine, 1926 
(B40) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: French Var (B40) 1-0 ON ALL FOURS!!!!
Blackburne vs Jebson, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, French. Alapin, Haag Attk (B40) 1-0 Count the pieces
E Formanek vs Gheorghiu, 1978 
(B40) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 94 Look before you grab!
D Mardle vs N Gaprindashvili, 1965 
(B44) Sicilian, 14 moves, 0-1

Sic Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 The farther you get from home...
E Kostopoulos vs E Kerimov, 2001 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer Var (B60) 2 Knights paratroop invasion
A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

No pieces have been exchanged yet, but Black is dead in water
G Kluger vs Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

78 in "Spassky's 100 Best Games" by Bernard Cafferty (Batsford,
Spassky vs I Bilek, 1967 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B77) 0-1 Loco Black Ns
I Yaranga vs V Moret, 2002 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 Entertaining
Kotronias vs K Georgiev, 1994 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Sharp!
Radjabov vs Grischuk, 2015 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

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

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

Nuremburg GER 1893 "Fiddling While Rom Burns" (GOTD)
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

French Advance (C02) 1-0 Q gets trapped after failed B sac
R Nezhmetdinov vs A I Konstantinov, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Petrosian Var (C16) 1-0 Discovered Double Check
L Mista vs J Fichtl, 1974 
(C16) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Damiano Gambit Chigorin Gambit (C40) 1-0 Q trap
J Krejcik vs R Muenz, 1911 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0 Knights Smite
Blackburne vs Cotton, 1880 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Pseudo-Legall's # w/discovery Nh8++
W Potter vs Matthews, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game, Stanley Var (C26) 1-0 Bxf7+ then Qd5+ & fork, more
Alekhine vs A Evenson, 1918 
(C26) Vienna, 14 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 Nadorf's Knife was SHARP!!
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 1-0

Rastatt 1914- Interned; blindfold game Fredthebear did not see
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1914 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 Fabulous Black sac attack!!
NN vs L Lowy, 1905 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

KGD Mafia Defense 2...c5!? (C30) 1-0 Uncommon B pair #
B Raphael vs H P Montgomery, 1856 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

KGD Classical Variation (C30) 1-0 Reinfeld puzzle mate in 3
G Neumann vs Dufresne, 1863 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

KGD Classical (C30) 1-0 Absolute crusher!
Burgess vs Randy Miller, 1974 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 14 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical (C30) 0-1 Uncommon++, Knight to the rescue!
NN vs W Schelfhout, 1910 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

KGD. Classical (C30) 0-1 Black N makes itself at home
P Reid vs T D van Scheltinga, 1937 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 0-1

One of those Games Determined by a Single Profound Move
Chigorin vs K Walbrodt, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Modern Transfer (C32) 1-0 13...g5!?
A Hagesaether vs G Andersen, 2014 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32) 0-1 3 checks
NN vs Craig Olson, 1979
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 Fantastic sacrificial planning!!
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1895 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit Accepted. Schallop Def (C34)0-1Royal fork or#
Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

KGA K's Knight Gambit (C34) 1-0 Watch g6-square annihilation
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. King's Knight Gambit (C34) 1-0 Mate by an unmoved piece?!!
Allgaier vs NN, 1807 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham, McCormick Defense (C35) 1-0 Unpredictable game
Bronstein vs Fidelity, 1991 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 51 moves, 1-0

KGA Middleton Countergambit (C37) 1-0 Surge of the Knights
J Lansing vs R A Hart, 1907 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA Rosentreter Gambit Bird Gambit (C37) 1-0 Sac Rh1 Nxc7+
Schoeler vs Zirlacher, 1966 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Greco Gambit (C38) 1-0 Black should develop, not captures
J Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA. Greco Gambit (C38) 1-0 Remove the Defender
M Lopez Michelone vs A Camara, 1997
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Allgaier Gambit (C39) 1-0Black didn't move minors
W Lewis vs NN, 1820 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky G., Rice Gambit (C39) 1-0 UnusualUnstoppable Q
Lasker vs Maroczy, 1902 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attk Poisoned Pawn (C40) NN had a chance!
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Greco Var. 3.Nxe5 Qe7 (C40) 1-0 Cut & Thrust!
F Slous vs W Bone, 1846 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 The World Famous "Opera House Game"
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 23 of 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 by Alekhine
Von Bardeleben vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def: Morphy Gambit (C41) 1-0 Black moves too many Ps
Morphy vs F Sicre, 1864 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def./Lion vs Bg2 (C41) 1-0 Dynamic Qside Attack!!
Reti vs O Tenner, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0See notes; know both miniatures
Fischer vs K Chaney, 1964 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense/Spanish (C41) 1-0 Dbl Doubled c-pawns
Fischer vs E Longcobe, 1964 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Center Attk (C43) 1-0 Complex Reti #
M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov, 1953 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Napoleon G (C44) 1-0 Film name: "The Last Victory"
Napoleon Bonaparte vs General Bertrand, 1820 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Jaenisch Counterattk (C44) 1-0 Legall's # run
L Bachmann vs J Kunstmann, 1899 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

K's Knight Opening (C44) 0-1 Instructive 3.Bd3? catastrophe
Mohishunder vs Cochrane, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt (C45) 1-0Nice Q deflection sac to Opera #
J Shoup vs Marshall, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4...Qh4 Modern Defense (C45) 1-0 Reti's Mate
L Maczuski vs Kolisch, 1863 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Steinitz 4...Qh5 (C45) 0-1Don't go chasin' knights
J A Nunez Vallina vs C Ferron Garcia, 1994 
(C45) Scotch Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Horwitz Attack Miniature (C45) 0-1 Pins galore!
NN vs Bird, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Four Knts Game: Italian. Noa Gambit Nxe4 (C46) 0-1 Ns w/issues
Lenzerk vs Lasker, 1913 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Copycat BUSTED!
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Italian Game (C50) 0-1 3 minors mate king w/aid of Q & R sacs
NN vs W Curran, 1876 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. ML (C51) 1-0 Sitting Q sac for SENSATIONAL #
M Lange vs Mayet, 1853 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical (C53) 1-0 A terrible hang over
Z Andriasian vs M Litwiniec, 2010 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

The Art of Defense in Chess by GM Andrew Soltis, p. 11
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1925 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

Italian Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54) 1-0 BFTC
Euwe vs S van Mindeno, 1927 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Game 42 in 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
D Hermann vs Charousek, 1896 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Philidor Ex/ Scotch / Italian 2Knts Def. Open Var (C55) 1-0 Pin
R Snyder vs Gordon, 1973 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: 2 Knights Def (C55) 0-1 Reinfeld puzzle!!
J Smith vs G H Derrickson, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 0-1Too Wild and Wooly
Reti vs Lasker, 1908 
(C56) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack N sac (C57) 0-1 Flames~
Bitanov vs Schmidt, 1971 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Great imagination... dazzling attack. C57 0-1 18
B Mikyska vs Traxler, 1896 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

2 Knights Def. Traxler Counterattk Knight sac line (C57) 0-1 !!
J Cesena vs J Dyke, 1979 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Showalter's Showstopper @US Chess Championships in St. Louis!!
A H Robbins vs Showalter, 1890 
(C59) Two Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

Renaud & Kahn's The Art of the Checkmate, pp. 79-80
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

The Ukraine Immortal ~ THE UKRAINE IMMORTAL!!!
E Korchmar vs Y Polyak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 201 in Three Hundred Chess Games by Siegbert Tarrasch
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1891 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. (C65) 1-0 Bird's Immortal Pin Cushion
Bird vs Steinitz, 1868 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 Fishin' w/a Spearhead
M Brohl vs W Glaeser, 1988 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 13 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Defense (C78) 1-0Back rank Q sac similar to PM!
J Finnegan vs R P Allen, 1948 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 0-1Pawn roller
L Carranza vs Alekhine, 1926 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Original Marshall Attack (C89) 1-0 Capa played 16.Re2
S Sery vs Z Vecsey, 1921 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line (C89) 0-1 Rook lift
A Novopashin vs Spassky, 1963 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 22 moves, 0-1

QP Steinitz CG (D00) 1-0 Compare the play of the Bishops . . .
J Mason vs Chigorin, 1889 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Hübsch Gambit (D00) 0-1 B pair rules!
M Simons vs R Pert, 2014
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Zukertort Bg5 vs Bg4 (D02) 1-0 Back rank pins, R battery W
A Gogolis vs A B Gikas, 2005
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Legall's Mate on Qside
H Berliner vs A Rott, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 7 in Learn from the Legends (Marin) like Fredthebear
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

QGA. Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0 4 of 5 P moves=doom
P Green vs T Varley, 1996 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit. ML (D31) 1-0 Pins galore
A Maksimenko vs Krasenkow, 1995 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 Home invasion
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1971 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 0-1 Rooks
J Wendt vs R Vasquez Schroeder, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 0-1

Seirawn wrote of this game in Winning Chess Brilliancies
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

22 Be2-d1! 1-0 a4-queen protects c6-knight as b7-pawn blocks b8
Giri vs M Kanarek, 2010 
(D85) Grunfeld, 22 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Don't rook yourself
V David vs G Kacheishvili, 2001 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

QID. Kasparov-Petrosian. Petrosian Attk (E12)1-0 Schiller NOTES
Kasparov vs Najdorf, 1982  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch. Accelerated (E24) 1-0 Jackpot!
A Haik vs S Skembris, 1981 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Carlsen loses w/white in 20 moves (blindfolded)
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2009 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 20 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: St. Petersburg (E43) 0-1Minors in the mid
V Mikenas vs Spassky, 1962 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: West Indian Defense(E61) 0-1 Top 10 Q&R sacrifice
A Riazantsev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Shirov crushes the Four Pawns Attack with Greco mate threat
J Elbilia vs Shirov, 1993 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

Grob Gambit. Declined (A00) 1-0 Remove the guard
G Welling vs F Metzger, 1977 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening (A00) 1-0 See story: 2nd hand smoke kills R?
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening/Dbl Fio Reti (A00) 0-1 Blockade backward pawn
B Wall vs J R Boyce, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening e5, d5 (A00) 1-0 Qside play, sideways K walk
Larsen vs Geller, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Indian Def (A00) 1-0 Intermezzo snag
Korchnoi vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1970 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Game 150: "Wonders and Curiosities of Chess"
Capablanca vs A Kevitz, 1924 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Tartakower Gambit (A00) 1-0 Fascinating Finish
Sokolsky vs Strugatsch, 1958 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs Lasker's New York System (A00) 0-1 Odd R trap
P Morriss vs M Novkovic, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Baltic Defense (A00) 1-0 Foolin' Bishops
I Frosinos vs P Mourouti, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Larsen Opening / Dbl Fio / Hungarian (A01) 1-0 Zugzwang
Bagirov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Bird b3 vs Pseudo Leningrad Dutch (A02) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Chigorin vs J Noa, 1883 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

Classical Bird (A02) 1-0 Interesting P play, Dbl N sacs, B shot
A Bryntse vs Bertil Wikstrom, 1972 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Bird's Opening/Chess variants (000) 1-0 Really quite beautiful
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 1/2-1/2 Exchange sac -> Perpetual
Bird vs Lasker, 1890 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 23 in How to Crush Your Chess Opponents by Simon Williams
S Williams vs Z Zhao, 1999 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Colle vs Modern Def. (A04) 0-1 Here, have my Queen in your lap.
Andersson vs Hartston, 1973 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio vs Dutch Be7 Stonewall (A04) 1-0 Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Bondarevsky, 1950  
(A92) Dutch, 41 moves, 1-0

Black's knight looks ahead to check and fork - white shakes!
J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Accelerated Dragon (Foxy video #104) by Andrew Martin
Furman vs Spassky, 1957 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening /Larsen Attack vs f6 P chain (A04) 0-1 Photo
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(A04) Reti Opening, 66 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 1-0 Pin makes a crowd
A Kosten vs P Mercs, 2013 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attk/Dbl Fio Reti (A06) 1-0 Back rank issues
Rapport vs Carlsen, 2017 
(A06) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A06) 0-1 18...Bg2! clears the file
Averbakh vs Smyslov, 1939 
(A06) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Q Pawn Def (A06) 0-1 Strangle the Queen!!
Lisitsin vs Smyslov, 1944 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

KIA. Double Fianchetto (A07) 1-0 Knight in corner pocket finish
Petrosian vs Teschner, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Qh3 fork is coming!
Korchnoi vs K Langeweg, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (A07) 0-1 Penetrating Ns generate a K walk
E Bone vs L Dubeck, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

KIA. Yugoslav Var (A07) 1-0 3 of 4 knights on the rim?!
Kramnik vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

"deserves to be counted among the finest examples of the art of
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed 6.Be3 (B26) 0-1 Fine Defense!
Adams vs Kasparov, 1999 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 59 moves, 0-1

50 moves rule successfully applied for a draw.
Sindarov vs G Jones, 2018 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 122 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Indian Attack: Sicilian Var (A08) 1-0 Swingin' Swayin'
A Khavin vs Kotov, 1944 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening (A09) 0-1 Not the best way to play the Reti
S Bezgodova vs Y Marrero Lopez, 2010
(A09) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Reti Gambit 3.e3 (A09) 0-1 Failed Q trap
A Manea vs T Nabaty, 2012 
(A09) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Def (A10) 1-0 Opera House reminder
R Krogius vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1936 
(A10) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Chess Endings for the Practical Player by Pachman, pages 9-10
Pachman vs C Guimard, 1955 
(A10) English, 83 moves, 0-1

Simple Chess by Michael Stean p. 10
Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Mikenas-Carls Var (A15) 0-1 Fortress
R Cardoso vs O Sarapu, 1978
(A15) English, 60 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight (A15) 1-0 Pesky White Ns!
Granda Zuniga vs Seirawan, 1993 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1-0

Hanging Pawns/Understanding Pawn Play in Chess by D. Marovic
Keres vs Taimanov, 1951 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs C Munoz, 1957 
(A15) English, 34 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def KID Formation (A15) QxNight Fall
Kasparov vs M Cebalo, 1992 
(A15) English, 38 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Golombek Def (A16) 1-0 Underpromotion #!!
A Sandrin vs P Le Cornu, 1949 
(A16) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 0-1Computer-like
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 1-0 N sac-> N pin
Lombardy vs Polugaevsky, 1978 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

G34: The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 0-1

King's English Variation (A20) 0-1 Snookered
Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Unusual and surprising. N trumps P on the side w/ initiative.
J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001 
(A21) English, 84 moves, 1-0

King's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 1-0 Discovered++
C Carls vs Spielmann, 1912 
(A25) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Kings English. Taimanov Var (A25) 0-1 Q sac, R+, P#
S Lorenz vs A Orlov, 2001 
(A25) English, 17 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical (A30) 1-0 Backdoored
Larsen vs Tal, 1980 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 1-0 Windmill into #
Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Three Knights (A34) 1-0 Ns walk the Ks
J Pinter vs S Arkhipov, 1983 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Fianchetto Var (A34) 1-0 2 mating squares
Ding Liren vs Jakovenko, 2019 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

Zuke/Delayed Stonewall Attk vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Bs on 1st
V Kovacevic vs J Klinger, 1988
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 Fischer was impressed!
Portisch vs Larsen, 1972 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Q Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 0-1 Back rank pin
Koneru vs T Kosintseva, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 78 moves, 0-1

Picturesque final position, with an underpromotion leading to #
P Ware vs J S Ryan, 1880 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 81 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Dbl Fianchetto (A40) 1-0 h-pawn lever opens Kside
Keres vs R Pruun, 1933
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense/Modern/Dutch d6, f5 (A41) 0-1 Knights on the edge
A Meszaros vs V Beim, 1999 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 47 moves, 0-1

London System vs Hedgehog (A46) 1-0 Seize open lines!!
Kamsky vs Tiviakov, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attk vs QID (A45) 1-0 W cashes in on pin just in time
Kamsky vs Onischuk, 2012 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky (A45) 0-1 Similar back rank assault by Black
S Terentiev vs J Gallagher, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack; mutual Kside fios (A45)1-0 UNDERMINE the def
Hodgson vs N Davies, 1991 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Indian Game g4 (A45) 1-0 Reti discusses the Bishops
Breyer vs K Havasi, 1918  
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1Subtle N sac removes K
A Acevedo Milan vs Fischer, 1970 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 Deflection & promotion inevitable
A Dunkelblum vs Keres, 1937 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Torre Attk vs Hedgehog (A46) 1-0 There's a Sting in the Tail
M Hebden vs R Palliser, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Queen sac for ONLY 2 pieces and a long fight. Newborn classic!
B Ider vs Y Hou, 2017 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

Pseudo-Q's Indian. Marienbad System (A47) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl Rs, N
Levenfish vs S Gotthilf, 1924 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 14 in My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer
Keres vs Fischer, 1959 
(A48) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Spassky's 36. Kf3!! starts the King's march to victory
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 58 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. K's Indian System (A56) 1-0 Q decoy sac, Dbl check
I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

This game was annotated by Benko in CL&R, Jan 1970, p.22.
B Blumin vs Benko, 1969 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def. Classical. General (A70) 1-0 Wowzers finish
Krogius vs Shamkovich, 1951 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 30 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def.Classical. Czerniak Defense Tal Line (A77) 1-0 28.f3
Petrosian vs N Rashkovsky, 1976 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 31 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

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

Dutch Semi-Leningrad (A81) 1/2-1/2 Back rank interpose, Crazy R
F Braga vs P Vezzosi, 1991 
(A81) Dutch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Def. Rubinstein Var (A84) 0-1 N sac aides two batteries
K Grigorian vs Balashov, 1974 
(A84) Dutch, 33 moves, 0-1

White R captures pawn, 2 R's, Q & B. Never saw anything like it
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def. Stonewall. Bd6 Modern Var (A90) 1-0 Light squared Bs
R Palliser vs K Allen, 2007
(A90) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 29 in Starting Out: The Dutch by Neil McDonald
D Dumitrache vs S Williams, 2003 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Black essentially eliminates White's R from the game until he..
L Aronson vs Tal, 1957 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 36 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 1-0 Up the exchange
Bronstein vs Lutikov, 1960 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Modern Var (B01) 1-0 Common Qside trap
M Pavlov vs D Dragos, 1987 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 Bc4, d3, Nge2 (B01) 1-0White is active; Dbld Rs strike
N Starr vs C Oquendo Serrano, 2004 
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Four Pawns Attk. Main Line (B03) 1-0 Where's he going?
G den Broeder vs T de Veij, 1980 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: 4 Pawns Attk. ML (B03) 1-0 Different capture
H Von Hennig vs I Engert, 1932 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern. Bc4 Keres Var (B04) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
Grischuk vs Ponomariov, 2000 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 35
Bronstein vs Y Nikolaevsky, 1967 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense (B06)1-0 White wins w/out developing either N?!!
E J Diemer vs Cerff, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Lion Def. Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave (B07) 1-0 R sac, Arabian#
Z Andriasian vs B Burg, 2013 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

Pirc vs 150A w/Bh6 Bh8. Sveshnikov-Jansa (B07) 1-0 cross pin
Short vs M Gurevich, 1990 
(B07) Pirc, 62 moves, 1-0

Pirc Classical Quiet System (B08) 1-0 Heavy pieces assault
L Christiansen vs R Wachtel, 1977
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Two Knts Attk (B10) 0-1 Surprising P snooker
Smyslov vs V Chekhover, 1945 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 63 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. Short Variation (B12) 0-1 Open g-file
H Wang vs S Megaranto, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

C-K Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Def 3...c5 (B12) 1-0 Pair o' pins
D Andreikin vs Khenkin, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

The pin is mightier than the sword. - Reinfeld
J Mieses vs M Kann, 1885 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def Advance (B12) 0-1White cannot keep the initiative
N Kovalenko vs A Romashko, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def Panov Attk 4...e5 pseudo Albin CG (B13) 0-1 Simul
Alekhine vs M Scholtz, 1932 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 48 moves, 0-1

C-K Panov Attk. Modern Def Mieses Line (B14) 0-1 Notes by Keene
Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1931  
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Wing Gambit (B20) 0-1 Dovetail # or Discovered #
A Panchenko vs Eljanov, 1996 
(B20) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin. Stoltz Attack Ivanchuk Line (B22) 0-1
Tiviakov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2003 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 43 moves, 0-1

Delayed Alapin (B22) 0-1 5 minor pieces stacked like flapjacks
J Shaw vs Short, 2003
(B40) Sicilian, 51 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 2c3 Alapin. Barmen Def Endgame Var (B22) 1-0 EZ street
M Tscharotschkin vs R Millward, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 34 moves, 1-0

Incredible blindfold victory uses B+N# pattern into B's corner
Ljubojevic vs Polgar, 1994 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 106 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed 6Be3, Ne2 Fianchetto(B24) 1-0 N sac boosts attk
G T Crown vs Kotov, 1947 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 Back rank pin
M Ortiz vs D Chinasamy, 2014 
(B27) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Sterling N sac cracks Black
Movsesian vs O Sikorova, 1994 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo (B30) 1-0 Wild, Wild Horses
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

I think the true penalty is two mother in laws...
B Belopolsky vs B M Kogan, 1984 
(B30) Sicilian, 57 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Early R sac for attack opposite
B Jonsson vs S Polgar, 1988 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Photo; classic ending
Fischer vs Tal, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B45) 0-1 P wedge, aim rooks thru @royalty
Bologan vs Bacrot, 2001 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 30 moves, 0-1

One night in Bangkok makes the hard man humble!
M Fette vs B Perenyi, 1985 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack. Haag Gambit (B52) 1-0 Knights rule
E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover (B53) 0-1Raking Bishops too strong
Svidler vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B53) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Awarded "Best Draw" at the US Championships.
Fedorowicz vs S Rachels, 1989 
(B57) Sicilian, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def. Classical Var (B57) 0-1 Thrilling Tactical Feast!
Tarjan vs Ljubojevic, 1969 
(B56) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Xeroxx: I want this game to be played at my funeral.
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Classical (B73) 1-0 See blogspot link
V Vepkhvishvili vs J Wiedersich, 1993 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Fearless N!!
Polgar vs Kasparov, 2006 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B82) 0-1 K finally cornered
Polgar vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 90 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern Var (B83) 0-1 Smothered Mate!
R Slade vs D V Hooper, 1947 
(B83) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 0-1 Underpromotion #!!
W Mueller vs K Junge, 1942 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Scheveningen. Classical, Paulsen (B85) 0-1 Q nag
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1947 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 65 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 1-0 Cover that?
Kasparov vs Gelfand, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Guess the finish
Huebner vs F Visier Segovia, 1974 
(B89) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Anand sacs piece for passed pawns supported by bishop pair
Anand vs Topalov, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 0-1Inventor gives it a spin
A Rico Gonzalez vs Najdorf, 1948 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 K runs for his life!
T Yilmaz vs Wojtkiewicz, 1991 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam (B93) 0-1 Beaten like rented mules
Van der Wiel vs Browne, 1980 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 53 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Killer ++
Polgar vs Ivanchuk, 1995 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Najdorf (B94) 1-0 Spearhead on half-open g-file
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Black's 23...RxBd3!! demolishes White's pawn structure
T Luther vs Yudasin, 1989 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Polugayevsky (B96) 1-0 Mind-numbing prowess
Leko vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2001 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted(B97) 0-1Philidor's Legacy
G Tringov vs Fischer, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Exciting finale
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2006 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Chigorin 2.Qe2 (C00) 1-0 Notes by Dr. Tarrasch
Chigorin vs Teichmann, 1895  
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

French 2.c4/Sicilian Closed(C00) 1-0 N hot foots it to the back
Keres vs K Ozols, 1937 
(C00) French Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

French, Two Knights Var (C00) 0-1 Swap Q's, gain space
T M Mok vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

Sitting Q sacrifice to allow back rank pin and discovery #
Jansa vs Huebner, 1969 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

French Def. Exchange (C01) 0-1 Black threatens mate, rescues B
M Elyashiv vs Alekhine, 1909 
(C01) French, Exchange, 20 moves, 0-1

French Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 0-1 Semi-Smothered Mate
J Mullon vs H Daurelle, 2011 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

FrenchNc6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Annotated by Steinitz
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1889  
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange 5.c4 (C01) 1-0 Pins
M Ulybin vs Lautier, 1989 
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance. Wade Var (C02) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Areshchenko vs A Rustemov, 2014 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 1-0

FR Advance. Wade Var (C02) 1-0 Undeveloped Kside into Boden's #
Y Yu vs A Zatonskih, 2013 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

French Advance 6.Be2. Euwe (C02) 0-1 Back ranker
Carlsen vs S Agdestein, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 38 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance 5.f4 (C02) 0-1 Black has 4 connected Ps
S Pulnikov vs A Iljin, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Lputian 6.a3 Nh6 7.b4 (C02) 0-1 Just take it
M Gluhovsky vs Ganguly, 2017
(C02) French, Advance, 53 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch (C03) 0-1 Bishop pair, bishop pin
F Rayner vs Sadler, 2014 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 66 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Guimard Def. ML (C04) 0-1Offer Q sac promote
Ermenkov vs V Kovacevic, 1990 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 39 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. P Center Var (C05) 1-0 GK had kNight blindness
Kasparov vs C Tambasco, 2004 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07) 0-1 Cornered
Tiviakov vs Dreev, 1992 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Advance (C08) 0-1 Exchange Sac!
E Bebchuk vs Bronstein, 1974 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 24 moves, 0-1

Victor Henkin's "1000 Checkmate Combinations."
Tal vs S Holm Petersen, 1970 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System ML (C09) 1-0 Lasting pin
Keres vs F Koberl, 1950
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

Nd7!! Saemisch's Immortal... brilliant kingside sac attack
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 35.Double R Blunder
Z Gofshtein vs M Gurevich, 2001 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 N-Q-R sacs to Boden's #
H Tirard vs A Silvert, 2000 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Precision
Spassky vs Y Porat, 1968 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Bradford Attack (C11) 1-0 N traps N
Maroczy vs Showalter, 1900 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Burn Main Line (C11) 1-0 Magnificent!
M Johansson Sr vs Teschner, 1960 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 0-1 14.Nd1? Blunder
J Noa vs J Mason, 1883 
(C11) French, 15 moves, 0-1

French Defense: McCutcheon (C12) 0-1 Debut beats world champ
Steinitz vs McCutcheon, 1885 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 0-1Black hits the gas e4
Bird vs Lasker, 1890 
(C13) French, 41 moves, 0-1

French Def Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Maroczy Var (C13) 1-0 Miss
J Murey vs B Gruzmann, 1965 
(C13) French, 37 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 0-1 Lost minor
Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 1-0 Knight on the rim is trapped
Polgar vs Portisch, 1988 
(C15) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 1 in 'The Russians Play Chess' by Irving Chernev
P Romanovsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925 
(C16) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance (C16) 1-0 Two tremendous blows by Anand
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C16) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Maroczy-Wallis (C18) 1-0 Side Philidor's Legacy
Saemisch vs O Menzinger, 1953 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Classical Var (C19) 1-0 Q must sac, Rs roll!
W Paige vs E Formanek, 1993 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Positional(C19) 0-1 Black backs up, comes forth
R Byrne vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 49 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Lopez V (C23) 0-1 Ns all about; Morphy notes
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C23) 1-0 K walk
E E Book vs A Hiidenheimo, 1924 
(C27) Vienna Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Paulsen Var (C25) 0-1 Surprising K walk
R Schmaltz vs R Har-Zvi, 2001 
(C25) Vienna, 24 moves, 0-1

An excellent example of an intuitive positional Queen sac.
J Augustin vs Nunn, 1977 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 N sac cracks pawn shield
Miles vs D B Pritchard, 1973 
(C26) Vienna, 31 moves, 0-1

PawnOfTheDead said: This game gives me the creeps.
J Ost-Hansen vs Nunn, 1974 
(C27) Vienna Game, 38 moves, 0-1

KG Panteldakis CG. Greco Var (C30) 0-1 Unusual start and finish
NN vs Greco, 1625 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 0-1

KG Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 A bit on the hairy side
H Wolf vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

KGD. Classical (C30) 1-0 Notes by Lasker read by Fredthebear
Tartakower vs Schlechter, 1909  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32) 1-0 Arabian Mate
L Day vs J MacDonald, 1994 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

KGA. B's Gambit Boden Var (C33) 1-0 Showdown of Knights
Westerinen vs O C Moen, 1985 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1-0

KGA. Muzio Gambit Accepted From Def (C37) 0-1 Every U has a job
Anderssen vs G Neumann, 1864 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

KGA. Salvio Gambit Cochrane Gambit (C37) 0-1 Springer
Jouy vs La Bourdonnais, 1838 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Neumann Def (C39) 1-0 Give it a go!
A Gabrielian vs M Krylov, 2009 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 66 moves, 1-0

Black cannot exploit his material advantage in the endgame.
A Petrov vs P Journoud, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Paulsen Def Deferred (C39) 1-0 7th rank
E Berg vs D de Vreugt, 2002 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 45 moves, 1-0

"The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas" by Scheerer pp.39-45
Kieseritzky vs I Calvi, 1842 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Gunderam Defense: General (C40) 1-0 wowzeroo!
B Amin vs I H Labib, 2001 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense w/Kside Fio (C41) 1-0Pretty finish despite pin
A Kovalev vs H Stevic, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Black resigned (pin) w/a winning pos
Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Less common # on diagonal
Short vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 It starts out like the Opera House game
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Knights in a spot
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1851 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center (C42) 1-0 Arabian denied
S Reinhardt vs C Schwarz, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 36 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

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var (C43) 1/2-1/2 Psycho Ns
I A Zaitsev vs Karpov, 1966 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Potter Var (C45) 1-0 Rob the pin, & back defender
D Howell vs M Roiz, 2015 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Weak fianchetto defense
K Semianiuk vs L Grigorescu, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo (C45) 0-1 Bxf2+
T Oral vs R Manafi, 1992
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Tactics & a passer
A Pearsall vs Marshall, 1915 
(C45) Scotch Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Very Uncommon Corner Mate by the Very Uncommon Morphy
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Scotch 4 Knights, Schmid Gambit (C47) 0-1 Double Desperados
Bogoljubov vs L Schmid, 1949 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish (C49) 1-0 Q trap on the edge
Svidler vs Karpov, 2003 
(C49) Four Knights, 33 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: see Dubois-Steinitz (C50) 0-1Demolition on Kside
V Knorre vs Chigorin, 1874 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C50) 0-1 Pawn rollers
A Tiwari vs L Chattarjee, 2000 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 0-1

Italian Game (C50) 0-1 The Black N gets away w/the R
Anand vs Aronian, 2017 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 19 in Common Sense in Chess by Emanuel Lasker, new edition
Morphy vs G Salmon, 1858  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 49 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Albin Gambit (C53) 1-0 Dynamite!
G Atwood vs J Wilson, 1801 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 32 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Kts Def. Perreux Var (C55) 0-1 0-0-0+! Pins
Marshall / Souweine vs Napier / Elwell, 1896 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

2 Kts Def. Polerio Def Bb5+ (C58) 1-0Conjure up a Constellation
Anderssen vs Falkbeer, 1851 
(C58) Two Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Next move is a "Back Ranker" by the Bishop! C69 0-1 34
V Ciocaltea vs Gligoric, 1965 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 44 in Siegbert Tarrasch's Dreihundert Schachpartien
Tarrasch vs B Richter, 1883 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. Classical Def (C83) 1-0Kside N sac, Rob pin, etc
Janowski vs Winawer, 1896 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 0-1 Max Lange Mating Pattern!
M Kobalia vs Khalifman, 2003 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 35 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed 8.a4 (C84) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish, tpstar
Anand vs Svidler, 2016 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C96) 0-1 B vs N ending
Fischer vs Ivkov, 1965 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 1-0Q sac, Royal Family Fork
Tal vs A Cherepkov, 1969 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 White marches up the board non-stop!
Santasiere vs E B Adams, 1926 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 Q sac for a K walk after Fredthebear
G Welling vs R Witt, 1984 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Levitsky Attack. Euwe Var. Modern Line (D00) 0-1 Masterful Def
Hodgson vs M Godena, 2000 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Veresov Attk. 2Kts System Gruenfeld Def (D01) 1-0 Like Reti's B
Miles vs O Popovych, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

QGD Copycat (D02) 1-0 Quad Pawns in 18, Hogs on 8th
E E Colman vs H Jacobs, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Game: Colle vs Krause Var (D02) 1-0 Two weaknesses
Znosko-Borovsky vs E Talvik, 1906
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Krause Var (D02) 1-0 EG lesson, trapped N
Rubinstein vs J Goldfarb, 1908 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

*Torre Attack 3...Ne4 Gossip Var (D03) 1-0 B back rank tactics
Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2001 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 46 moves, 1-0

Alternative to Colle Copycat: Advancing QG Declined 5.c4-c5-c6
E F Pecci vs Fritz, 2001 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Early exchanges by GMs do not have to end in draws!
S Polgar vs Yudasin, 1991 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Zuke-Rubinstein b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attck (D05) 0-1 SCBs ending
Yusupov vs Jobava, 2006 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 67 moves, 0-1

Ken Whyld's The Collected Games of Emanuel Lasker, #548, p. 97
NN vs Lasker / Maroczy, 1900 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

QGA Central. Greco Var (D20) 1-0 Deep Sixed by blunder
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

QGA Central Var. Modern Def (D20) 1-0 White Rs roll the ranks
Kamsky vs Salov, 1995
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 54 moves, 1-0

QGA. Janowski-Larsen Var (D25) 1-0 B sac for a P breakthrough
Petrosian vs Polugaevsky, 1963 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 Backed into Zugzwang
D Kosic vs T Christensen, 2005 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Serious pins
A Lein vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Knight runs a marathon before surprise sac at e1!
Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

QGD. Three Knights (D37) 1-0 Sit and solve this on your throne!
N Katishonok vs H Gulbis, 1989 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1-0 R sac attack, pin, N on 6th!
P Nikolic vs M Gurevich, 1993 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Impressive tour de force!
Alekhine vs Menzel, 1923 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Defense (D46) 1-0 Like clockwork
R Li vs T Aye Win, 2008
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Lasker did indeed consider this the best game he'd ever played
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined: Modern Var (D50) 1-0 Knights on the rim?!
Pillsbury vs E Schallopp, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1-0

Game 7 in Botvinnik: 100 Selected Games by Mikhail Botvinnik
A Polyak vs Botvinnik, 1929 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

QGD Neo-Orthodox Var (D54) 1-0 Profound Q deflection offer
K Panczyk vs M Schurade, 1978 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange (D85) 1-0 Queenless MG w/2 extra Ps
Kramnik vs Giri, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 59 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Walls tumble
J Brenninkmeijer vs Tukmakov, 1989 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Modern Exchange (D85) 0-1 R overworked on back r
Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def. Modern Exchange (D85) 1-0 Mutual back rank pins
Khalifman vs Ftacnik, 1994 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Russian Var (D96) 0-1 Benko's Brilliancy!
Bisguier vs Benko, 1963 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Prins Var (D97) 0-1 Interpose w/B
Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1988 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 16 in Half a Century of Chess by Mikhail Botvinnik
Botvinnik vs Alatortsev, 1932
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 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

Horowitz said "One bad move ruins forty good ones."
G Garcia vs Ivkov, 1965 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

An unusual trap of a rook by a bishop-so queen can gobble it
Smyslov vs Tolush, 1961 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Bogo-Indian Def: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Long range pieces hit!
Boleslavsky vs A Budo, 1939
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov Variation (E12) 0-1 Miserable White Knight?
H E Atkins vs Alekhine, 1922  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

QID: Kasparov Var (E12) 0-1 The Black N waltzes in
I Rabinovich vs Alekhine, 1920 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

NID. Three Knights (E21) 0-1 Chaotic gem!
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2006 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 55 moves, 0-1

Game 31 in 'Botvinnik: Move by Move' by Cyrus Lakdawala.
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Saemisch (E25) 0-1 Remove the Guard
Shirov vs J Arnason, 1992 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 43 moves, 0-1

NID. Classical (E32) 1-0 B&N mate w/the "W" method
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 72 moves, 1-0

This link: Kibitzing Tricks will tell you how to make links to
Reshevsky vs Fine, 1941 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID. Huebner Var. Main Line (E41) 0-1 Closed motion
Tarjan vs Dzindzichashvili, 1978 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

NID. Fischer Var (E44) 1-0 Seize open file, 7th rank w/N on 6th
Lilienthal vs Kotov, 1945 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 43 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def Simagin (E46) 1-0 Stunning Q deflection sac
J Krupenski vs Gelfand, 2016 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Var (E46) 1-0 Exchange sac attack
Carlsen vs B O Birkisson, 2017 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: West Indian Defense (E61) 0-1 Raiding party Q sac
Bisguier vs Fischer, 1961 
(E61) King's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

KID. Smyslov Var (E61) 1-0 Watch the bishops bake the cake
V Akobian vs A Khruschiov, 2000 
(E61) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

The Black b8 knight makes six moves to stalemate itself
Alekhine vs N E Schwartz, 1926 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 54 moves, 1-0

KID. Fianchetto. Uhlmann-Szabo System (E62) 1-0 Corrected
A Kots vs P Lebedev, 1937 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 34 moves, 1-0

KID Normal Var. Deferred Fianchetto (E72) 1/2-1/2 Saved!
Lilienthal vs Tolush, 1947 
(E72) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Saemisch Variation. Normal Defense (E81) 1-0 Knights Rule
D Dengler vs H Olschok, 2000 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 1-0

Wow!! One of the best games of the late English GM Tony Miles
S Atalik vs Miles, 1993 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 1-0 The situation got hairy
A Saidy vs K Commons, 1974 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch. Double Fianchetto (E82) 1-0 Unpunished error
Spassky vs Gufeld, 1963 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch. Panno (E84) 1-0 A piece for a passer!
Kramnik vs V Isupov, 1990 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 25 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch. Panno (E84) 1-0 A Knight on the 6th, Q in close
L Christiansen vs Nunn, 1988 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch (E86) 0-1 Knights roam the countryside
Seirawan vs Piket, 1992 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 67 moves, 0-1

KID Normal. Rare Defenses (E90) 0-1 Messy
C Holt vs Nakamura, 2015 
(E90) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

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

KID: Orthodox. Bayonet Attack (E97) 0-1 Opera Mate on Kside
S Pogosyan vs Carlsen, 2018 
(E97) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98) 0-1 Pin POWER
Larsen vs Tal, 1969 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 40 moves, 0-1

Now this is "in your face" PILING ON THE PIN!
Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Kennedy. Linksspringer (B00) 1-0 Invitation 2C
C M Saulson vs H M Phillips, 1907 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Common unpin trap
E Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya vs NN, 1988 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def.: Scandinavian. Exchange (B00) 1-0 1 N# 1 N def
R Runau vs Schmidt, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 0-1 Where r u going now?
Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr...Qd6, 3.Nf3 Nf6(B01) 0-1 Black is handy w/the knight
A D Green vs A Dunnington, 2012
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def: Panov Transfer (B01) 0-1 Interesting N play!
Lasker vs M V Behnisch, 1912 
(B01) Scandinavian, 31 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Exchange (B03) 1-0 Black threatens #, BF answers
Fischer vs H Berliner, 1962 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense 1...g6 2.h4 (B06) 1/2-1/2 Castle into Q sac?!
J Mora Corbera vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Def: Two Knts. Suttles Var (B06)0-1 W keeps backing down
J Bednarski vs M Podgaets, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense vs Ne2, f3, g4 (B07) 1-0 Stunning Q sacrifice!
Topalov vs M Leskovar, 1992 
(B07) Pirc, 23 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Byrne Var (B07) 1-0 Black Q exchanged for P, N, R
Kaufman vs K Gulamali, 2012 
(B07) Pirc, 27 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack (B09) 0-1 She's tied to defense
J C Leon vs L Tristan, 2009 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: General (B10) 0-1 Deflection!!
Chandler vs Y Gruenfeld, 1979 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Adv. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Hang another en route!
R Hovhannisyan vs A Shuraev, 2013
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov. Modern Var (B17) 1-0 psychological jolt
G Quparadze vs V Bachin, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 64 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Chameleon (B20) 1-0 Raking Bs, invading N
Capablanca vs G Wheatcroft, 1939 
(B20) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Big Clamp vs Sicilian Dragon Nh6 (B20) 0-1 Back ranker coming
T Chapman vs M Rose, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) Both Ns bash Black
Blackburne vs Clare / Janssens, 1868 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Alapin 2...d6 (B22) 0-1 Dramatic finish
N Hutchinson vs R Britton, 2006
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 53 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def Grand Prix Attack 6...NxBb5 (B23) 0-1 Queenmate
A Compton vs C Zhu, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 89 in Together with the Candidates by Alexei Kuzmin
Tal vs Benko, 1959 
(B27) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Watch this!!
Tal vs Y Rantanen, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

G C Reichhelm & W P Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, 1898, p.107
D G Baird vs H Voigt, 1896 
(B32) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin Var (B40) 0-1 Pile on the pin
I Gaponenko vs Koneru, 2013 
(B40) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) 1-0 14.?
Movsesian vs N Miezis, 2008 
(B40) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Mate by moving both knights to one's 8th rank (note also pin)
J Sherwin vs A Feuerstein, 1957 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 57 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

Sicilian Kan. Polugaevsky (B42) 1-0 Not the ending I expected
Nakamura vs A David, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 76 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Interference sets up pin
Rozentalis vs G Jones, 2007 
(B50) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack. ML (B52) 0-1 White N returns home
Kamsky vs Giri, 2013 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Gem of Calvia B56 1-0 22 Fredthebear is fair and square
A Rodriguez Vila vs Z Kozul, 2004 
(B56) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Classical. General (B56) 0-1 Line interference!
Navara vs O Chernikov, 1998
(B56) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin (B57) 1-0open e-file
D Janaszak vs A Siwiec, 2009 
(B57) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

IM Jeremy Silman's "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 191-192
Unzicker vs Taimanov, 1952 
(B58) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer. Modern (B61) 1-0 W knight goes ape
Anand vs X Xu, 2016 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 30 moves, 1-0

Sic Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Early deviate(B62) 0-1Choking Bs
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 50 moves, 0-1

Sicil Richter-Rauzer. Exchange Var (B62) 1-0Counterattack fails
K Richter vs H Wagner, 1932 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Dragon. Classical. Battery (B73) 1-0 Kts or Bishops?
D Galula vs Leone, 1955 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Excelling at Chess by Jacob Aagaard p. 19
Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Very cute game by Wade. Listed in Cecil Purdy's Chess Made Easy
R G Wade vs A G Shoebridge, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Sic Fischer-Sozin Flank Var (B87) 0-1 Sutovsky's Immortal
D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attk (B90) 0-1 White played on anyway
V Spasov vs Gelfand, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 64 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attk (B90) 1-0 MG promotion prevails
M Leon Hoyos vs Jobava, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky. Modern Line (B92) 0-1
Unzicker vs Tal, 1977 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Var (B92) 0-1Reversed Opera House #
Mac Hack VI vs Fischer, 1977 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97) 1/2-1/2 All 8 Black pieces
I Johannesson vs S Bergsson, 2007 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Lovely!
De Vere vs J Minchin, 1871 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet Var Berlin Wall Def (C67) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Caruana vs Adams, 2013 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

QGA: Classical Def. Alekhine System Except ML (D28) 1-0 IQP
Euwe vs P Devos, 1946
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

QGD: Traditional (D30) 0-1 Black N brings down castle w/help
P Nikolic vs Y Habu, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 0-1

KGA. Cunningham Defense McCormick Def (C35) 1-0 N+ fork
J Gallagher vs M Reinhard, 1995 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 22 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0 Flabbergasting B!!
P List vs J Mieses, 1927 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Burn (C11) 1-0 Bridgeburner annotates
Vidmar vs Rubinstein, 1905 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical. Zukertort Gambit (C64) 1-0 Discovered+
Adams vs A Easton, 1998 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Anderssen Def (C25) 1-0 Memorable board play!
Blackburne vs J M Hanham, 1889  
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game/Muzio Gambit w/colors reversed (C27) 1-0Wild K walk
Blackburne vs Grube / Burnett, 1871  
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 1-0

KGD Panteldakis Countergambit (C30) 1-0 So bad it seems staged
T Moore vs NN, 1989 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

Game 40 in Modern Chess Brilliancies by Larry Melvyn Evans
L Konovalov vs Mordkovich, 1957 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo (C50) 1-0 Devestating Discovr++
J Mason vs Winawer, 1882 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Def (D46) 0-1 Pretty finish!
Burn vs Teichmann, 1895 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 18.?
Fedorowicz vs M Bengtson, 1997 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: General (D10) 0-1 Black tactics from the opening
A Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah vs N Villanueva, 2014
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System M.L. (D19) 0-1 Max Lange's #
I Lutsko vs S Barth Stanford, 2007 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 26 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 29...?
Caruana vs Korchnoi, 2011 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Var (D48) 1-0 N vs B becomes Q trap
M Saud vs A Mohd, 2001 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 23 moves, 1-0

London System vs Reversed Reti (D02) 0-1Black space, initiative
Bondarevsky vs Bronstein, 1963 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 15 in 'A Passion for Chess' by Reuben Fine
Flohr vs Fine, 1935 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

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

QGD: Albin Cntrgambit (D08) 0-1Mieses mauls Marshall in Monte C
Marshall vs J Mieses, 1901 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 36 moves, 0-1

QGD: Modern Variation. Normal Line (D55) 0-1 Remove the Guard
J Moeller vs P S Leonhardt, 1907 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Three Knts. Hungarian Attk (D92) 1-0 Surprise!!
H Karner vs V Rozhdestvensky, 1958 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 24 moves, 1-0

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