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99 Opening Tactics Easy Point & FTB Jack
Compiled by fredthebear

Truth be told, many of these games are middlegame mating combinations and trapped pieces. Thank you Easy Point! Thank you Bill Wall! Thank you Fredthebear! Thank you notyetagm!

"Pawns are such fascinating pieces, too...So small, almost insignificant, and yet--they can depose kings." ― Lavie Tidhar, The Bookman

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." — Albert Einstein

"To find something, anything, a great truth or a lost pair of glasses, you must first believe there will be some advantage in finding it." — Jack Burden, All The King's Men

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." — Jimmy Dean

"Chess is above all, a fight!" — Emanuel Lasker

"In Chess, at least, the brave inherit the earth" — Edmar Mednis

"The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal." — Criss Jami

"Tal has a terrifying style. Soon even grandmasters will know of this." - Vladimir Saigin (after losing to 17-year-old Tal in a qualifying match for the master title)

* Black Defends: Game Collection: Opening repertoire black

* Old P-K4 Miniatures: Game Collection: Games for Classes

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* RL Minis: Game Collection: Ruy Lopez Miniatures

* Del's: Game Collection: Del's hidden gems

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

* Pawns are the Soul of Chess: Game Collection: 0

* Brutal Attacking Chess: Game Collection: Brutal Attacking Chess

* Yasser's Book: Game Collection: Yasser Seirawan's Winning Chess Tactics

* Most Common Openings:

Childhood Games
Judy Ponceby, Ohio Feb 2011


Girlfriends running, twirling, too.
Taking turns out in the sun.
Skip and hop across the board.
Leap over the marked one.


Red right foot,
Bodies blend.
Green left hand
Twist and bend
Blue left foot,
Over extend.
Yellow right hand
In a body pile, again.


Pawns in play,
Knights abound.
King in check,
Queens around.
Pieces falling one by one
Check and Mate is the sound.


Tag! You're It.
Running wild.
Laughing, screaming,
Swift little child.


Rope atwirling overhead.
Jump when its under.
Singsong chanting
Sounds like thunder.


Red men, Black men.
Jump on a diagonal.
King me, king me
Gonna jump a handful

Kick the Can

Running down the street.
Kicking that can.
Swarm of kiddies
Chasing past the man.

Hopscotch. Twister. Chess. Tag.
Checkers. Kick the Can. Jumprope.

"Friend, you don't have to earn God's love or try harder. You're precious in His sight, covered by the priceless blood of Jesus, and indwelt by His Holy Spirit. Don't hide your heart or fear you're not good enough for Him to care for you. Accept His love, obey Him, and allow Him to keep you in His wonderful freedom." — Charles F. Stanley

Proverbs of Solomon 4
A Father's Instruction

1Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction;

pay attention and gain understanding.

2For I give you sound teaching;

do not abandon my directive.

3When I was a son to my father,

tender and the only child of my mother,

4he taught me and said,

"Let your heart lay hold of my words;

keep my commands and you will live.

5Get wisdom, get understanding;

do not forget my words or turn from them.

6Do not forsake wisdom, and she will preserve you;

love her, and she will guard you.

7Wisdom is supreme; so acquire wisdom.

And whatever you may acquire, a gain understanding.

8Prize her, and she will exalt you;

if you embrace her, she will honor you.

9She will set a garland of grace on your head;

she will present you with a crown of beauty."

10Listen, my son, and receive my words,

and the years of your life will be many.

11I will guide you in the way of wisdom;

I will lead you on straight paths.

12When you walk, your steps will not be impeded;

when you run, you will not stumble.

13Hold on to instruction; do not let go.

Guard it, for it is your life.

14Do not set foot on the path of the wicked

or walk in the way of evildoers.

15Avoid it; do not travel on it.

Turn from it and pass on by.

16For they cannot sleep

unless they do evil;

they are deprived of slumber

until they make someone fall.

17For they eat the bread of wickedness

and drink the wine of violence.

18The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,

shining brighter and brighter until midday.

19But the way of the wicked is like the darkest gloom;

they do not know what makes them stumble.

20My son, pay attention to my words;

incline your ear to my sayings.

21Do not lose sight of them;

keep them within your heart.

22For they are life to those who find them,

and health to the whole body.

23Guard your heart with all diligence,

for from it flow springs of life.

24Put away deception from your mouth;

keep your lips from perverse speech.

25Let your eyes look forward;

fix your gaze straight ahead.

26Make a level path for your feet,

and all your ways will be sure.

27Do not swerve to the right or to the left;

turn your feet away from evil.

The Bear and the Amateur Gardener

A certain mountain bear, unlicked and rude,
By fate confined within a lonely wood,
A new Bellerophon, whose life,
Knew neither comrade, friend, nor wife, –
Became insane; for reason, as we term it,
Dwells never long with any hermit.
It's good to mix in good society,
Obeying rules of due propriety;
And better yet to be alone;
But both are ills when overdone.
No animal had business where
All grimly dwelt our hermit bear;
Hence, bearish as he was, he grew
Heart-sick, and longed for something new.
While he to sadness was addicted,
An aged man, not far from there,
Was by the same disease afflicted.
A garden was his favourite care, –
Sweet Flora's priesthood, light and fair,
And eke Pomona's – ripe and red
The presents that her fingers shed.
These two employments, true, are sweet
When made so by some friend discreet.
The gardens, gaily as they look,
Talk not, (except in this my book;)
So, tiring of the deaf and dumb,
Our man one morning left his home
Some company to seek,
That had the power to speak. –
The bear, with thoughts the same,
Down from his mountain came;
And in a solitary place,
They met each other, face to face.
It would have made the boldest tremble;
What did our man? To play the Gascon
The safest seemed. He put the mask on,
His fear contriving to dissemble.
The bear, unused to compliment,
Growled bluntly, but with good intent,
"Come home with me." The man replied:
"Sir Bear, my lodgings, nearer by,
In yonder garden you may spy,
Where, if you'll honour me the while,
We'll break our fast in rural style.
I have fruits and milk, – unworthy fare,
It may be, for a wealthy bear;
But then I offer what I have."
The bear accepts, with visage grave,
But not unpleased; and on their way,
They grow familiar, friendly, gay.
Arrived, you see them, side by side,
As if their friendship had been tried.
To a companion so absurd,
Blank solitude were well preferred,
Yet, as the bear scarce spoke a word,
The man was left quite at his leisure
To trim his garden at his pleasure.
Sir Bruin hunted – always brought
His friend whatever game he caught;
But chiefly aimed at driving flies –
Those hold and shameless parasites,
That vex us with their ceaseless bites –
From off our gardener's face and eyes.
One day, while, stretched on the ground
The old man lay, in sleep profound,
A fly that buzz'd around his nose, –
And bit it sometimes, I suppose, –
Put Bruin sadly to his trumps.
At last, determined, up he jumps;
"I'll stop your noisy buzzing now,"
Says he; "I know precisely how."
No sooner said than done.
He seized a paving-stone;
And by his modus operandi
Did both the fly and man die.

A foolish friend may cause more woe
Than could, indeed, the wisest foe.

variants less QN, Bird's Opening (000) 1-0 Q sac for Mayet's #!
W Cook vs A E Wilson, 1881 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening e4, Bg2 (A00) 0-1 A real spanking from pins
B Jacobsen vs Ljubojevic, 1970 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Bxf7+ w/more royal threats to come
M Vokac vs P Bazant, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Vienna-like (A00) 1-0 Dovetail Mate
D Moody vs C D Carr, 1977 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit 2.f5? (A02) 0-1 Fool's Mate
NN vs F Rhine, 2021 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

Dbl Threat, Dbl Trouble -Solitaire Chess by I.A. Horowitz, p.33
Tartakower vs Najdorf, 1935 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 21 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Budapest Defense (A51) 0-1 Disc Dbl Attk by Knight
K Kurrik vs Keres, 1935 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1, 17 moves. Dbl R sacs, K walk
Helmer vs J Krejcik, 1917 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80) 1-0 Battery, pin on Bg7
Bogoljubov vs G Kieninger, 1941 
(A80) Dutch, 18 moves, 1-0

Guatemala Defense: General (B00) 1-0 Qxg2 gets trapped
F Rhine vs NN, 2021 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

St. George Defense: General (B00) 1-0 Queen-drops-in Mate!
Tal vs NN, 1974 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Owen Def. Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 1-0 6...Bg7 Out of business
G den Broeder vs W Wegener, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Mokele Mbembe. Vavra Defense (B02) 1-0 Pavel'd
F Hosticka vs P Vavra, 1994 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Scandinavian Var (B02) 1-0 Beautiful raking Bs
B Finegold vs K Sorenson, 1982 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen Var (B04) 1-0 Black missed Qx+
Sutovsky vs A Finkel, 2012 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 23 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: King Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 Promo Deflection
B E Horberg vs Kotov, 1959 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Capture-Recapture, then?
T Shaked vs J Heger, 1992 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Sic S-M Gambit (B21) Stock Bxf7+ Sac; the K is Overworked
F Rechi Perez vs E Grassi, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin Var (B57) 1-0 Dbl A
K Rogoff vs M Bertok, 1971 
(B57) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

"The Paoli Massacre" (game of the day Aug-13-2017)
E Paoli vs C Kottnauer, 1949 
(B58) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) (B91) 1-0 Rob the pin
R Teschner vs G Szilagyi, 1956 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf Polugayevsky Var Simagin Line (B96) 1-0 Cntr smash!
Tal vs NN, 1963 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Schlechter Var (C00) 1-0 17.?
J Magem Badals vs J Oms Pallisse, 2010 
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Queen odds game (000) 1-0 Legall's Mate extended into K walk
J Krejcik vs NN, 1947  
(C00) French Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

French Def: Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0 20.?
B Koch vs H Nowarra, 1938 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Closed 8...g5? (C05) 1-0 Dbl N sacrifice
L Milov vs A Kreienbuehl, 2004 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 14 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein, Blackburne Def. (C10) 0-1 Check & Defend h7
P Charbonneau vs H A Hussein Al-Ali, 2008 
(C10) French, 13 moves, 0-1

"Polishing his Technique" (game of the day Jul-14-2012)
Najdorf vs Glucksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French (C11) 0-1 Capture, Recapture, THEN what happens next?
G Page vs W Gibson, 1929 
(C11) French, 16 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Frankfurt Var (C13) 1-0The hunter becomes the
Velimirovic vs H Ree, 1994 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C26) 1-0 Sac attack for a K walk into Dovetail #
Blackburne vs J Leith, 1899 
(C28) Vienna Game, 20 moves, 1-0

"Maul Porphy" (game of the day Dec-14-2021)
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

"Stuck in the Middle With You" (game of the day Jan-10-2006)
J Thompson vs Mackenzie, 1864 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 0-1

P-K4 Busch-Gass Gambit (C40) 1-0 Greek gift w/uncommon finish
R Gralla vs M Amini, 2010 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 Q trap
Krogius vs N Aratovsky, 1945 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Millenium Attack (C42) 0-1 Blunder
Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2022 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Ponziani Opening: Spanish Var (C44) 0-1 the ...d5 rebuttal
NN vs F Rhine, 2022 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Bardeleben Var (C44) 1-0 SF notes
W Napier vs J Mieses, 1905 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

2 kNights Def./ Scotch Gambit. Kside (C45) 1-0 2 mating squares
J Vasser vs T Brookshear, 1981 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Advance Var (C45) 1-0 Pawn Mate!
K Pytel vs NN, 1982 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2Ns Def. Scotch Gambit. Advance (C45) 1-0 video link
Dzindzichashvili vs Kalandazichvili, 1967 
(C45) Scotch Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit (C50) 0-1 Q pin, N&B#
D Mueller vs S Pieper, 1988 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 10 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50) 0-1 internet
So vs Radjabov, 2021
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Compromised Def M.L. (C52) 1-0
Zukertort vs W C Paine, 1884 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. General (C53) 0-1Simul Q sac for Arab#
Lasker vs A B Lynn, 1902 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit (C53) 0-1 Horwitz Bishops
Z Nasreldin vs R Miller, 2014 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Greco Var (C54) 1-0 Greed
Polerio vs NN, 1606 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

13. Nxf7! is the solution to Laszlo Polgar's #4820
Denker vs H Avram, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 Sparkling Sac Finish
W Pollock vs S Langleben / F Colson, 1893 
(C56) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Traxler Countrattk (C57) 0-1 18...?
D Cavallo vs J F Opalek, 1968 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

"Nobody's Business But His Own" (game of the day Dec-16-2021)
G Niemand vs P Keffler, 1970 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 ...Nxc2+ fails
Alan Balkany vs J Longuski, 1973 
(C57) Two Knights, 13 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knts Def. Traxler Cntrattk N sac line (C57) 0-1
H Hoose vs Li Shilong, 1996 
(C57) Two Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

OMG what a stunning mother@#$%er of a game
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Black K moves 5X
D Weir vs J Messenger, 1951 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Def (C60) 1-0 Exchanges, THEN what happens?
M Ly vs H Mortensen, 2011 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Lasker vs K Walbrodt, 1895 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Discovered Check answered w/a Discovered Check!!
A Visitor vs H J Macthomas Thoms, 1924 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 0-1

"Sanger's in the Knight" (game of the day Nov-05-2015)
Koltanowski vs E Sanger, 1943 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Accepted (D20) 1-0 Bxf7+ Deflects K from his LPDO Q
A J Donnelly vs E Pollington, 1963 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 6 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 SF notes
M Brakmanis vs F Apsenieks, 1936 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

Notes by H. N. Pillsbury; Cross pin to win
Burn vs Lasker, 1895  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz. Shabalov Attk (D45) 1-0 Mongredien's N#
Krasenkow vs Sveshnikov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Blumenfeld CG: Dus-Chotimursky Var (E10) 1-0 in the books
Gruenfeld vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Y Kotkov, 1946  
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

"In the Tal Grass" (game of the day Jun-01-2008)
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

The Sokolsky Gambit 4... Ne7 5. Qh5+ (A00) 1-0 Bxf7+ Decoy, e6+
B Katalymov vs G Ilivitsky, 1959 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Hippo, anything but normal C00? Trouble on e6
A Csank vs Albin, 1890 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

"When Pawns Attack" (game of the day Sep-15-2016)
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Game 37 of 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
Bird / Dobell vs Gunsberg / Locock, 1897 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker (A02) 0-1 h-file Q sac promo
G Natapov vs Radobarin, 1969 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

ECC (2001), Panormo GRE, rd 5, Sep-27
Krasenkow vs S Kindermann, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) · 1-0
Plachetka vs L Zinn, 1974 
(A04) Reti Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) · 1-0
Deutsch vs Koni, 1925 
(A09) Reti Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

"Richard VIII" (game of the day Nov-05-2016)
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Agincourt Var (A13) 1-0 8.?
B Fiedler vs R Brice, 1995 
(A13) English, 26 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Wimpy System (A13) 1-0 RK notes
Keene vs P Milbers, 1974  
(A13) English, 22 moves, 1-0

"c4 Yourself" (game of the day Jun-27-2009)
Seirawan vs Browne, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 18 moves, 0-1

King's English Variation. Three Knights System General (A27) ·
Sanahuja vs Fernandez, 1983 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 8 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Hedgehog Def (A30) 1-0 Stockfish
H Olafsson vs J Levitt, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A32)
D Bondoc vs J Szmetan, 1980 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Three Knights Var (A34) 1-0
Suba vs Sax, 1984 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit Complex: Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit (A40) 0-1Stock
Srinivas vs V Ravikumar, 1984 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

"Fielder's Choice" (game of the day Sep-08-2008)
Keene vs E Fielder, 1964  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

ML runs 5.Bd2 Qxb2 6.Nc3 (6.Bc3?? Bb4 7.Qd2 Bxc3 8.Qxc3 Qc1#
M Scheeren vs G Welling, 1974 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
S Palatnik vs Geller, 1980 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Lazard Gambit (A45) 0-1 White's adjustment failed
Montjanu vs Choare, 1948 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

Game 104 inThe Hypermodern Game of Chess by Savielly Tartakower
Kostic vs E Steiner, 1921 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 1-0

Barry Attk vs Indian Game: Kside Fianchetto (A48) 1-0 ooo vs oo
Blatny vs M Fette, 1991 
(A48) King's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Saemisch-Indian (A50) 0-1 Smashing chess!!
Van Wely vs S Zierk, 2009 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Henricksen vs Bjarne Pedersen, 1937 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52) 1-0 Correction
Keene vs M Yeo, 1970 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

"Alian Invasion" (game of the day Jan-11-2012)
Aganalian vs Petrosian, 1945 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 34 moves, 0-1

Benoni Knight's Tour (A61) 0-1 This show didn't last long
J H Donner vs A Planinc, 1973 
(A61) Benoni, 22 moves, 0-1

Classical games: Korchnoi beat Tal 13 to 4, with 27 draws
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

"Cote Hanger" (game of the day Jan-11-2013)
T Southam vs J Cote, 1996 
(A80) Dutch, 26 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80) · 1-0
A Moiseenko vs S Lu, 2014 
(A80) Dutch, 17 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Stonewall. Bd6 Modern Var (A90) 1-0 Greco's # next
E J Gausel vs S Briem, 1996 
(A90) Dutch, 18 moves, 1-0

"Down South" (game of the day Jul-01-2005)
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Gubinsky-Melts Defense (B01) · 1-0
S Milliet vs A Corke, 2013 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

"Perecz-Stroika" (game of the day Jul-23-2009)
L Perecz vs M Hever, 1974 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack (B09) 1-0 Stockfish; 21.?
Marshall vs Pillsbury, 1904 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

"Last Dance" (game of the day Nov-28-2016)
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

"Bologan Sandwich" (game of the day May-28-2008)
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

"Carl Kann" (game of the day Sep-07-2012)
Schuster vs C Carls, 1914 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Bronstein-Larsen Variation (B16) · 0-1
K Aseev vs Bronstein, 1982 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 14 moves, 0-1

"Sword of Damocles" (game of the day Sep-19-2020)
E Karklins vs J Damocles, 2010 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

"That's a Morra!" (game of the day Nov-06-2012)
M Esserman vs V Martirosov, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

"Soor Loser" (game of the day Nov-08-2012)
S Soors vs A R Saleh Salem, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 35 moves, 0-1

"Ponsy's Scheme" (game of the day Aug-02-2010)
F Vallejo Pons vs Nepomniachtchi, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 0-1 Skewer the battery
Elfer Cutipa vs L Ibarra Chami, 2014 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Closed. Traditional (B25) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
A K Robinson vs Lasker, 1892 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

Fred Reinfeld's book "Great Short Games of the Chess Masters."
Lasker vs C Golmayo, 1893 
(B27) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Nimzowitsch. Exchange Var (B29) 1-0 Stockfish
H Seidman vs Santasiere, 1939 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) · 1-0
M Martinez Romero vs D Gonzales, 2014 
(B30) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Pin. Koch Var (B40) 1-0 Correspondence
H Walkerling vs Hanssen, 1928 
(B40) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Pin. Koch Var (B40) 1-0 For the taking
REBEL vs Crafty, 2000 
(B40) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: French Var. Westerinen Attack (B40) 0-1 LPDO
Carlsen vs S Gabrielsen, 2003 
(B40) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 17.?
M Parligras vs C Ionescu, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 11.?
A Karklins vs A Sandrin, 1990 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 23.?
R Bogdanovic vs Suetin, 1967 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

"Pop Goes the Weasel" (game of the day Aug-27-2010)
P Popovic vs Marjanovic, 1979 
(B50) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical (B57) 1-0Qtrap resembles Reti-Tartakower C-K
Fischer vs NN, 1959 
(B56) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

"Conspicuously Clever Cavalry Charge" (game of the day Aug-14-2
G Kluger vs Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

"Forster and Seven Sacs Ago" (game of the day Dec-17-2011)
Efimenko vs R Forster, 2011 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B77) 0-1 17...?
P J Morris vs C Ward, 1983 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 21 moves, 0-1

"Sax and the City" (game of the day Apr-27-2004)
Sax vs Nunn, 1984 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B94) Bxe6 sacrifice opens the door
T Ernst vs C Gruvaeus, 2000 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 13 moves, 1-0

"Loek Out!" (game of the day Aug-20-2010)
Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2010 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 17 moves, 1-0

"Vas Right Wing Conspiracy" (game of the day Jan-19-2012)
Kotronias vs D Xiu, 2011 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

Spassky could have checkmated a move earlier with 23.QxNe8+
Spassky vs B Vladimirov, 1961 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Poisoned Pawn Accepted (B97) Tactical
L Brunner vs I Stohl, 1990 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

"Terse Correspondence" (game of the day Jun-12-2010)
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

"Imperia Stormtrooper" (game of the day Mar-08-2012)
F Cirabisi vs V Cugini, 1992 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

"Applied Morphology" (game of the day Mar-02-2016)
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

"Welcome to the Bungle" (game of the day Jan-14-2021)
D Donchev vs Topalov, 1989 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 19 moves, 1-0

"Tal for Y'All" (game of the day Dec-06-2015)
Tal vs Salnikov, 1970 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

"Morphyesque Miniature" (game of the day Oct-16-2018)
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

"Fahrni Rubble" (game of the day Aug-01-2014)
Alekhine vs H Fahrni, 1914  
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

"Changing Geirs" (game of the day Mar-22-2010)
Alekhine vs A Asgeirsson, 1931 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 1-0

FR Classical, Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Greek gift, rob the pin
Blackburne vs H Charlick, 1885 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

"Browne Out" (game of the day Jan-06-2012)
Browne vs A Taha, 1972 
(C14) French, Classical, 30 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 1-0 16.?
Naiditsch vs T T Hoang, 1998 
(C14) French, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

"Excuse My French" (game of the day Dec-30-2015)
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

C16 1-0 29 The Immortal Swedish Correspondence Game
A Sundin vs Erik Andersson, 1964 
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

Fine considered this game vs Salo Flohr to be his best game
Fine vs Flohr, 1938 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

"French Fried" (game of the day Jul-20-2009)
Bologan vs Vaganian, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Var General (C18) 1-0 h-file
Ponomariov vs S Noppes, 2002 
(C18) French, Winawer, 24 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 1-0 blitz; Stockfish
Karpov vs Vaganian, 1972 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 23 moves, 1-0

King Pawn: Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 She's sucked into play
H Seyboth vs Luetze, 1902 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Bxf7+ Unpin, QxQ decoy, N fork
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1560 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

"Maroczy Bound" (game of the day Jan-12-2012)
Maroczy vs Charousek, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer Countergambit. Nimzowitsch-Marshall CG 3...c6 (C31)0-1
L B Hoyos Millan vs G Garcia, 1986 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 18 moves, 0-1

'The Kostic Trap 2.0'
Fischer vs N Kostic, 1970 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

"Schulten Have Done That" (game of the day Mar-24-2017)
J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

"Dubois Stood on the Burning Duke" (game of the day Dec-09-2021
Dubois vs Duke Karl / Count Casabianca, 1859 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. Cunningham, McCormick Def (C35)1-0 6.Bxf7+ spawns K walk!
Lutikov vs Korchnoi, 1951 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Def 3...Be7 Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Mate threats
von der Lasa vs W Hanstein, 1842 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 20 moves, 1-0

"Merry Old Englund" (game of the day Feb-28-2012)
P Larsson vs Englund, 1942 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

"The Final Lap" (game of the day Mar-17-2010)
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

"Dead Poet's Society" (game of the day Apr-23-2014)
W Napier vs W T Dickinson, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Berlin Def (C39) 0-1 It's WHO you know
M Hebden vs M Stean, 1982 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 0-1

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

KP Game: Busch-Gass Gambit (C40) 1-0 The Krejcik queen trap
J Krejcik vs Baumgartner, 1914 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

"White Elephant" (game of the day Sep-01-2014)
Gligoric vs Holze, 1970 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit (C40) 1-0 Scholar's Mate variation w/a kNight
P R Hindley vs W Ramsey, 1963 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Italian Game Bc4 vs Damiano Def Bc5 (C40) 1-0 Not 3.Nxe5
R Cyrul vs G Keeley, 1983 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Greco CG/Philidor Def: Lopez Countergambit (C41) 1-0 K walk
A Kubbel vs E Kubbel, 1914 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

14 f2-f3? White e1-king stalemated, allowing 16 ... Nb4-d3+!!
T Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Russian Change-up: Stafford Gambit (C42) 0-1 B takes next move
I Lowens vs Stafford, 1950 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 0-1

"Fiddling While Rom Burns" (game of the day Apr-15-2007)
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Scotch Steinitz 4...Qh4 (C45) 1-0 Q removed as the B's defender
K Kulaots vs J Geller, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

"Mount Vesuvius" (game of the day Oct-29-2009)
Martin vs Pompei, 1955 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 1-0

"Mini Max" (game of the day Apr-28-2012)
Euwe vs H van Hartingsvelt, 1920 
(C46) Three Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

"The Rout of Ole Evill" (game of the day Jan-26-2021)
Euwe vs W E Evill, 1921 
(C47) Four Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (C48) 0-1 crossfire
Zukertort vs A Ettlinger, 1884 
(C48) Four Knights, 21 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 0-1 Double Trouble
Blitz vs Belle, 1978  
(C48) Four Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

"Tarta Cowers" (game of the day Dec-29-2012)
Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

"Dubious Dubois" (game of the day Mar-18-2017)
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

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

Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Q sac for Greco's Mate
A Zemouli vs A Rizouk, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 0-1

"The Kan Can" (game of the day Oct-11-2014)
I Kan vs Botvinnik, 1929 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Goering Attk (C51) 1-0 Discovered+
Vidmar vs F Poljanec, 1901 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

"The Zukes of Hazard" (game of the day Jul-18-2009)
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

"A Fine Line" (game of the day Apr-03-2018)
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

"Mayer May Not" (game of the day Mar-18-2009)
L Horvath vs L Mayer, 1917 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Mieses Def (C52) 1-0 try 8...0-0
B Wheeler vs N Croad, 2001 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Stockfish
Vocaturo vs M Parpinel, 2012 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 1-0

Old main line Moeller Attack 13...0-0 Temporary Q sac
Euwe vs J J O'Hanlon, 1919 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 1-0

"Schiffers Me Timbers!" (game of the day Oct-20-2012)
Schiffers vs Harmonist, 1887 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 1-0

Italian Classical Greco Gambit Traditional (C54) 1-0 Overlooked
J Schoepe vs E Jost, 1987 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 1-0

"Euwe Say Goodbye, and I Say Hollo" (game of the day Dec-07-202
Euwe vs E M Holloway, 1920 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 1-0

"Reti or Not, Here I Come!" (game of the day Apr-13-2012)
Reti vs Lasker, 1908 
(C56) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

"Old Fried Liver" (game of the day May-03-2018)
Polerio vs Domenico, 1610 
(C57) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

"The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" (game of the day Apr-12-2010)
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

"Burger Flipping" (game of the day Dec-17-2012)
K Burger vs Zweiburg, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 21 moves, 0-1

2Knights Def. Traxler Cntrattack N sac line (C57) 0-1 Wrangled
Estrin vs J Nun, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

"Herman Munster" (game of the day Oct-31-2010)
H Steiner vs C Sensenig, 1945 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

"Hills Like White Elephants" (game of the day May-24-2010)
S Morrison vs T K Hemingway, 1952 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

White should have played 11.Nxd5 cd5 12.Qf6+ Kd7 13.Bb5+ Kc7 14
Renate Schmidt vs R Solice, 1993 
(C57) Two Knights, 89 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Defense. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Dangerous!
Z Lach vs D Brychta, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 23 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

Italian, Two Knts Def. Polerio Def (C57) 0-1 Reti # / Opera #
M Amini vs R Gralla, 2010 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Polerio Def B Check line (C58) 0-1
R W Depew vs R E Shortz, 1968 
(C58) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. (C60) 1-0 White owns the dark squares
Anderssen vs B Suhle, 1859 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Def (C60) 1-0From Reinfeld's checkmate book
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Defense (C60) 1-0 Notes by JHB
Blackburne vs De Vere, 1869  
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. General (C60) 1-0 N+ sac, crossfire!!
J B Gomez Barrera vs C Shih, 2016 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

The source game for the Max Lange's Mate-- both patterns
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish Schliemann Def. Dyckhoff Var (C63) 0-1 Two problems
Shirov vs Shabalov, 2001 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def. Dyckhoff Var (C63) 1-0 16.?
W Schmidt vs M Markus, 1961 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical. Zukertort Gambit (C64) 1-0 Stockfish
Topalov vs D Marholev, 1986 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical (C64) 1-0 Smothered Queenmate!
Z von Balla vs A Ritzen, 1914 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
J Shahade vs C Lakdawala, 2004
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Tactics - all kinds!
Carlsen vs T Bae, 2006 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Zwischenzug leads to # on K in center
Nimzowitsch vs Ryckhoff, 1910 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

"The Nutty Professor" (game of the day Jul-16-2011)
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Tarrasch Trap (C66) 1-0 Stockfish
Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1892 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio de Janeiro Var (C67) 1-0
A W Fox vs F Walker, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Back ranker
Winawer vs C F Schmid, 1881 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 0-1 Pin, Kside Assault!
Ken Eddy vs J Berry, 2001 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 Fishin' Pole
W John vs E Dyckhoff, 1904 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 10 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz(C72) 0-1Fishin' Pole
R Adams vs B Wall, 1976 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 9 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C73) 1-0 Remove the G
I Lipnitsky vs Smirnov, 1949 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C73) 1-0 Deflect
V Zagorovsky vs I Lipnitsky, 1952 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

30.Nf7# Mongredien's Knight Mate resembles Morphy's Mate w/B
A Bisguier vs J Penrose, 1950 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Capablanca miniature: Q sacrifice (if accepted) allows Bxf7#.
Capablanca vs L B Meyer, 1908 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

"150th Birthday Anniversary" (game of the day Dec-24-2018)
Lasker vs Teichmann, 1909  
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Averbakh Var (C87) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Y Kots vs Spassky, 1961 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 0-1

P-Q4: Levitsky Attack (D00) 1-0 "The Ruth Hurts"
W A Ruth vs C L Parmelee, 1937 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

London Systems Bf4 vs Bf5 (D02) 1-0 Video link
H Caro vs Lasker, 1890 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack (D03) 1-0 Advancing Knights hit MIP, EAD
M Ekdyshman vs M Pavlus, 2001 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 10 moves, 1-0

*Torre Attack 3...Ne4 Gossip Var(D03) 1-0 8.NxN frozen pawn pin
B Modr vs J Cesal, 1995 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 7 moves, 1-0

"Kolt from the Blue" (game of the day Jun-04-2017)
Koltanowski vs J Salazar, 1940 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD: Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Read the blue link
F Rhine vs NN, 2017 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

QGD: Albin Countergambit (D08) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Korchnoi vs Shapkin, 1949 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: General (D10) 0-1 Corner tavern
J Hasford vs M Beinoras, 2012 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: General (D10) 1-0 Double blunder
Gelfand vs Eljanov, 2010 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 6 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Zwischenzug saves en prise B
R Vasquez Schroeder vs A Muniz Pardino, 2014 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 17 moves, 1-0

QGA: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 He missed his shot!
H Gifford vs B W Blijdenstein, 1873 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 52 moves, 1-0

QGA. Old Variation (D20) 1-0 RxNf6 Removes the Guard
Ahues vs W Von Holzhausen, 1926 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Mannheim Var (D23) 1-0 Stockfish
H Mueller vs Sauke, 1934 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

QGA. Janowski-Larsen Var (D25) 0-1 Checkmate plan gets Poleaxed
Shainswit vs R H Steinmeyer, 1963 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

QGA: Classical Def. Rubinstein Var (D27) 1-0 It's still burning
Gligoric vs Myagmarsuren, 1966 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 17 moves, 1-0

QGD: Janowski Var (D31) 1-0 18.? Black stepped onto a landmine
K Georgiev vs R C Sanchez Alvarez, 2018 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

"Fool Me Once..." (game of the day Oct-07-2011)
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange Var (D41) 1-0 Stockfish
Carlsen vs Giri, 2020 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 34 moves, 1-0

"Bitter Lehmann" (game of the day Sep-30-2014)
H Lehmann vs K Junge, 1942 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

"Read the Book" (game of the day Apr-24-2018)
Ragozin vs E E Book, 1946 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

"No Butze About It" (game of the day Oct-14-2012)
G Bauermann vs R Butze, 1979 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 0-1

"Acers High" (game of the day Apr-23-2012)
A Spiller vs J Acers, 1968 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

QGD: Modern. Knight Def (D51) 1-0 Pile on the Pin
W F Wertheim vs A Taube, 1928 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

"Ten Gets You Twenty" (game of the day Mar-24-2010)
S Landau vs T ten Kate, 1929 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

"Bled Dry" (game of the day Nov-08-2017)
Alekhine vs Maroczy, 1931 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80) · 0-1
D Thomson vs J K Footner, 1962
(D80) Grunfeld, 21 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Classical (D86) 1-0 Postal
H Berliner vs G Borisenko, 1965 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: General (E00) 1-0 25.? Notes by Stockfish
F Baenziger vs M Sasith Nipun Piyumantha, 2018 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

"Sketches of Spain" (game of the day Nov-12-2012)
Kramnik vs Svidler, 1998 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 48 'Excelling at Chess' by Jacob Aagaard
Karpov vs Beliavsky, 1994 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 20 moves, 1-0

"Great Dane" (game of the day Sep-14-2010) 32.?
Larsen vs A Matanovic, 1965 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Connected passed pawns
V Dobrov vs Carlsen, 2017 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Blumenfeld Countergambit: Spielmann Var (E10) 1-0 Remove the G
M Czerniak vs J Pelikan, 1946 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

QID: Kasparov Var (E12) 0-1 Greco's Mate is coming!
Uhlmann vs N Minev, 1963 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 21 moves, 0-1

QID. Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0
N Zhukova vs C Peptan, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

"Jun is Busting Out All Over" (game of the day Jan-16-2012)
J Zhao vs D Xiu, 2011 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1-0 Stockfish
Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1933 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

26 Re1-a1 Qa4-b5! now 27 Ra2xNa3?? just hangs White b2-queen
K Havasi vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

NID: Classical. Berlin Variation Pirc Var (E39) 0-1 25...?
T Kilpi vs Taimanov, 1996 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

"The Acs Falls" (game of the day Jul-12-2016)
Van Wely vs P Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

FIDE Man - Machine WC (2003), New York, NY USA, rd 5, May-02
Kasparov vs Deep Junior, 2003 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Petrificus Totalus" (game of the day Nov-15-2016)
Petrosian vs Ljubojevic, 1983 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 28 moves, 1-0

"Sacks in the City" (game of the day Dec-23-2021)
Nisipeanu vs S Gordon, 2013 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 35 moves, 1-0

NID. Normal. Gligoric System Bronstein Var (E55) 1-0 17.?
Gligoric vs C Pritchett, 1967 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

"Put a Sok in It" (game of the day Nov-20-2011)
I Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1999 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 28 moves, 1-0

"King Arthur's Court" (game of the day Oct-26-2011)
A Feuerstein vs Bennett, 1955 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

"The Brilliancy Prize" (game of the day Mar-09-2017)
R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

22...Qxb2+! -+ picks up a couple of extra pawns
D E Cori Tello vs I Sokolov, 2010 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

KID. Averbakh Variation. Modern Def (E73) 1-0 blitz
A Korobov vs Kasparov, 2021 
(E73) King's Indian, 17 moves, 1-0

KID. Averbakh. Benoni Def Advance Var (E75) 1-0 Simul Exhibit
Alburt vs B A Zlotnik, 1980 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 18 moves, 1-0

"Soos-Sussudio" (game of the day Jan-24-2012)
B Soos vs Geller, 1962 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

KID, Saemisch Var (E80) 0-1 Both knights deliver royal forks
M Pavlovic vs G Cabrilo, 1991 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

"Crying Over Spilt Milko" (game of the day Nov-04-2017)
Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92) 1-0 Combo!
Shulman vs M Ginsburg, 2001 
(E92) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

"Little Jack Horner's Revenge" (game of the day Oct-12-2010)
Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1970  
(E97) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

"Can I Buy a Vowel?" (game of the day Apr-07-2012)
Ftacnik vs O Cvitan, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

"Nukhim the King" (game of the day Mar-07-2022)
Petrosian vs N Rashkovsky, 1974 
(E97) King's Indian, 17 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98) 1-0 Stockfish
Shirov vs Nunn, 1991 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 30 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio KIA vs Pachman System (A07) 1-0 Pick a target
Stein vs Golombek, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Scandavian Def Exchange (A09) 1-0 Greek gift
Ivkov vs R Mayer Schwartz, 1992 
(A15) English, 15 moves, 1-0

Mikenas Defense (A40) 1-0 Trapped Knight gets worse
H Y Ibrahim vs K Anderson, 1984 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

"Charlick's Angels" (game of the day Dec-20-2017)
H W Apperly vs H Charlick, 1894 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

English Rat at the Max Euwe Festival? (A41) 0-1 Qs invade
J van Foreest vs R van Caspel, 2014 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 15 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Omega Gambit (A45) 1-0 Black got smoked
R I Reynolds vs H Winston, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Sarratt/London vs Benoni Indian (A45) 1-0 Bxf7+ KxB, Ng5+ etc
N Tsoi vs M E Granados Diaz, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Capablanca Var (A47) 1-0 Remove the Defender
H Taubmann vs R Krogius, 1930 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: King's Indian. Fianchetto (A49) 1-0Pile on the pin
T Nalbandian vs A Khudyakov, 2003
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 13 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Leningrad Variation (A87) 0-1 26...?
Van der Sterren vs V Malaniuk, 1987 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense: Matovinsky Gambit 10.h4 Qf8 (B00) 0-1
Gendlek vs Radchenko, 1970 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Main Lines. Mieses Var (B01) 1-0 Promos
Carlsen vs J Svanholm Fogh, 2002 
(B01) Scandinavian, 52 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 4...Bg4 Defense: Modern Var (B01) 0-1 hxBg4 sac
V Bondarenko vs J Ulko, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Kmoch Variation 3.Bc4 (B02) 0-1 Interference
E G Sergeant vs Alekhine, 1926 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Var (B02) 1-0 Awkward
J A Fuller vs L Derby, 1949 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern. Alburt Var (B04) 1-0 puzzle 21.?
I Gurevich vs K K Karanja, 1987 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 25 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Two Knights Var (B06) 1-0 Remove the Guard!
Lachex vs J Nogueiras, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 12 moves, 1-0

Modern Def (B06) 1-0 Fire on board, by Judit; Neither K castles
Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard Defense (B06) 0-1 Remove the Guard
J Shaw vs C McNab, 1993 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 0-1

Czech Defense: General 4.f4 Qa5 (B07) 1-0 Central pawn roller
J Johnson vs Pang Yui Kuen, 2016 
(B07) Pirc, 21 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 1-0 25.?
G Kuzmin vs E Torre, 1981 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack (B12) 1-0 Exposed K
Shirov vs Karpov, 1999 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Maroczy Variation. Maroczy Gambit (B12) 1-0
G B Temme vs S Schwartz, 1971 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

"Rude Treatment" (game of the day Mar-06-2017)
L Rudenko vs R M Bruce, 1946 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Wing Gambit (B20) 0-1 Hastings Hanging
A R Thomas vs L Schmid, 1951 
(B20) Sicilian, 14 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Alapin 6.Qxd4 Nc6 (B22) 1-0 Effective Q raid
Mamedyarov vs Polgar, 2009 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Alapin. General (B22) 0-1 Cramped minor piece tra
A Carretero Calzon vs Mamedyarov, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Marshall Gambit (B23) 1-0 Five straight P moves?
A J Mackenzie vs C W Wilkins, 1908 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Katalimov Var (B27) 1-0 29.?
Estrin vs B Katalymov, 1969 
(B27) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

totally crazy lollapalooza
E Mnatsakanian vs G Ustinov, 1959 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 22 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian Nge7 is trouble (B30) 1-0 Smothered Mate
I Levitina vs Goltsova, 1978 
(B30) Sicilian, 7 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian 3.c3 d5 (B30) 1-0 Pending Bb5 pin!
A Romero Echeverria vs E Nekrasova, 2014 
(B30) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 0-1 exf6 Siberian Trap
NN vs F Rhine, 2019 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 0-1

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0Which sac?
R Mamedov vs J C Alvarez Marquez, 2010 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 "A Sting in the Tail"
L Kwatschewsky vs S Polgar, 1986 
(B32) Sicilian, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B45) 1-0 Nd5 is coming
Spielmann vs B Stupan, 1934 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 9 moves, 1-0

Anastasia's Mate.
P Viner vs D Carey, 1961 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 0-1 29...?
E Bakhmatov vs Tseitlin, 2007 
(B89) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Main Line (B89) 0-1 22...?
I Madl vs Chiburdanidze, 2000 
(B89) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Var (B90) 1-0 Dbl Knight sacs
J Jackova vs N Vink, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 1-0 27.?
A Planinc vs H Gerenski, 1970 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01) · 1-0
J Mieses vs Lilienthal, 1930 
(C01) French, Exchange, 16 moves, 1-0

Petrov Def./French Def: Exchange Var (C01) 1-0 Q trap
G Kroone vs E Andersen, 1928 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch Var (C03) 1-0 Double Sacs on e6!!
M Tissir vs M Jimenez Algora, 2004 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres (C07) 0-1 Q pin & fork
Kmoch vs T Ellison, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Adv(C08) 1-0Rob back rank defender
Carlsen vs P Nikolic, 2005 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 22 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Normal Var (C10) 1-0 Pillsbury's Mate links
K Berg vs P Zarnicki, 2004 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

"I Think I'm Going to b6" (game of the day Sep-04-2015)
J Dueball vs G Jacoby, 1976 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Classical Def (C21) 1-0Blindfold Simul
V Ostrogsky vs Samossky, 1904 
(C21) Center Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 h-file battery 16.?
Y Neishtadt vs Gipslis, 1955 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 Ns & Bs abound!
J Amidon vs G S G Patterson, 1949 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

"Take Another Rook" (game of the day Apr-04-2009)
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1892 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Cunningham Def (C35) 0-1 Q&N backrankr
Frank F Moore vs C F Wright, 1943 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 12 moves, 0-1

KGA. Allgaier Gambit Thorold Attack (C39) 1-0 Spearhead!
Vidmar vs Goldsand, 1902 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

KGA: Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39) 1-0 Simul Nxf7
Tal vs W H Pratten, 1964 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40) 1-0 Turn about is fair play
Ludwig vs E Diemer, 1974 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. Alapin-Blackburne G (C41) 0-1Dangerous dbl attack
J Szigeti vs L Deak, 1988 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def: Lion. Sozin Var (C41) 1-0 Two steps forward...
Tseshkovsky vs Lutikov, 1969 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: General (C42) 1-0 R sac threatens Lolli's Mate
Rapport vs Caruana, 2021 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

"Military Intelligence" (game of the day Dec-21-2021)
Moreau vs Marshall, 1903 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Cochrane Gambit. Center Variation (C42) 1-0 Q grab Deflects B
Messinger vs M Rack, 1989 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: 5.Bc4?! (C42) 1-0 Rxh7+ followed by Greco's Mate!
K Lyons vs G Jumba, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

"Dunkelsbuhler's Day Off" (game of the day Nov-19-2013)
Capablanca vs F S Dunkelsbuhler, 1913 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Mason-Showalter (C42) 1-0 Q sac
Psakhis vs E Martinovsky, 1989 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Symmetrical (C43) 0-1Bad intermezzo+
C Medinus vs Marshall, 1900  
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 5 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical Var (C45) 0-1 Exchange and then N fork
J Kaderabek vs V A Vasilev, 2010
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 0-1 Black knight is executioner
NN vs Lasker, 1919 
(C45) Scotch Game, 16 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Italian, Center P fork trick (C46) 0-1
A Sermier vs A David, 1993 
(C46) Three Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 1-0 Correspond
Nimzowitsch vs G Fluss, 1912 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo (C50) 0-1 Bxf7+ vs Bxh6
NN vs Philip Stamma, 1737  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Balestra#
Tarrasch vs Taubenhaus, 1891 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 0-1 g-blast
O Bernstein vs R G Wade, 1961 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 15.?
A Kapengut vs Antoshin, 1965 
(C56) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Nakhmanson Gambit (C56) 1-0 Corr
E Sokolov vs Rushnikov, 1964 
(C56) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General (C60) 1-0 Brilliancy prize
R A Bowles vs E Pearse, 1902  
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1-0 24.?
I A Zybin vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1902 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open Variation (C80) 1-0 Anastasia's Mate
T Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong, 2000 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open (C80) 1-0 Quick Anastasia's Mate in one
J Penquite vs K A Anderson, 1949 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Richter Var 7.d5 (C80) 1-0 Vicious attack!
Vidmar vs A Neumann, 1903 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 25 moves, 1-0

Delightful Debut of the Dilworth Attack C82 0-1 23
Caravage vs J Placais, 1988 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 1-0 Exchanges, more exchanges, N fork
V Artemiev vs A Moskalenko, 2016
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

London System QxQb6 (D02) 0-1Knights don't belong in the corner
G Guidi vs A Simutowe, 2008 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

P-Q4: Symmetrical (D02) 1-0 Fabulous Knight infiltration
A Shabanaj vs Y Kim, 2014 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit (D31) 1-0 Queen Trap
Marshall vs C Medinus, 1900 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Var (D32) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Tal vs Timman, 1988 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD: Ragozin Defense (D38) 0-1 29...?
Ftacnik vs A Aleksandrov, 2008 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

QGD. Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange Var (D41) 1-0 Trap
H Steiner vs J C Thompson, 1940 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 12 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Meran Var (D47) 1-0 Threaten mate, fork LPDO
J Rejfir vs E Lundin, 1930 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

We've all met a librarian who wears a leotard(w/matching beard)
S Williams vs V Nevednichy, 2016 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 White Octopus
T Wall vs G Welling, 1996 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Ivanchuk vs Ding Liren, 2020 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

KGA: Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Defense (C33) · 1-0
Ivanchuk vs Giri, 2013 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian Bg7 (A07) 1-0 21.? U R A daisy if U do!
K Georgiev vs F Vareille, 1998 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Stockfish
H Wang vs X Bu, 2019 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 1-0

"Tricks are for KIDs" (game of the day Dec-07-2006)
J Elbilia vs Shirov, 1993 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Matanovic Attk (B82) 0-1 19...?
S Ionov vs A Yashtylov, 2000 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 26 moves, 0-1

"The King and I" (game of the day Feb-16-2006)
D King vs D Howell, 2003 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Byrne Variation (B07) 0-1 17...?
N Stawski vs T Reilly, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 26 moves, 0-1

1086 17.? Sharpen Your Tactics D 1000-1125
L Mista vs J Fichtl, 1974 
(C16) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

A Anastasopoulos vs J Fichtl, 1958
(A06) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

"Moroze to the Occasion" (game of the day Sep-15-2017)
Morozevich vs E Alekseev, 2004 
(B56) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

"Les Maximes des Hommes" (game of the day Jan-23-2015)
A David vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

P Potemkin vs Alekhine, 1912 
(B20) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs NN, 1922 
(C28) Vienna Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Sik, 1943 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Var (B18) 0-1 Simul Exhibition
Fischer vs L Loayza, 1965 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

"Fancy Meeting You Here" (game of the day Apr-20-2017)
Fischer vs Matulovic, 1970  
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

"Paul Maul" (game of the day Dec-30-2016)
Morphy vs H Baucher, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 0-1 Notes by Nimzowitsch
E Cohn vs Nimzowitsch, 1907  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Pins! Yasser Seirawan's Winning Chess Tactics
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1911 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Steinitz Def (C62) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish; 16.?
Alekhine vs Hoelscher, 1933 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open Var (C80) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Alekhine vs H Borochow, 1932 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 24 moves, 1-0

NID: Saemisch Variation. Accelerated (E24) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Alekhine / Monosson vs Flohr / B Reilly, 1931
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian Defense: Euwe Var (E17) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Alekhine / Monosson vs Stoltz / Reilly, 1931 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

The Search for Chess Perfection by CJS Purdy
Alekhine vs L Kussman, 1924  
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

21. ..Qf7 Not quite Alekhine's Gun! See last notes for exampl.
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs C H Alexander, 1936  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Menchik vs Alekhine, 1936 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Eliskases, 1936 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Ahues vs Alekhine, 1936 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs E Lundin, 1935 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

L Steiner vs Alekhine, 1933 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs H Steiner, 1932 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

"Nepom in the Mourning" (game of the day Jul-19-2016)
M Bartel vs Nepomniachtchi, 2015 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Capablanca, 1924 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

"Throw the Rook at Him" (game of the day May-17-2010)
Morphy vs Maurian, 1855 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Zukertort Def (C25) 0-1Stockfish
Steinitz vs Oscar Honegger / Robert Raubitsche, 1897  
(C25) Vienna, 44 moves, 0-1

sense GK's indignation at being tested w/such caveman tactics
Fedorov vs Kasparov, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

17...Qc4?? must be considered as the losing mistake
Kramnik vs Huebner, 2000 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

I Calvi vs Kieseritzky, 1842 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

G Perigal vs Saint-Amant, 1843
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2020 
(A28) English, 19 moves, 0-1

Caruana vs So, 2020 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

"Bishop murder case"
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1-0

LDL Sicilian
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2012 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 11 moves, 1-0

"Two Car Collision" (game of the day Jan-31-2015)
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 0-1Stockfish
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 
(B33) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense: General (B00) 1-0 a veritable tour de farce
Lasker vs A Ettlinger, 1893 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: General (C42) 1-0 Fabulous assault on 0-0!
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1851 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Two pieces already en prise, how about a third? C53 1-0 28
Vocaturo vs S Ernst, 2012 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Reti Mate, Extended
V Vukovic vs S Deutsch, 1923 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 1-0 Freebie or Forking N+
B Wall vs F Aparasi, 1973 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0!
K Spraggett vs R Bedard, 1972 
(C13) French, 21 moves, 1-0

A true masterpiece by Anand
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

nice king chase
I Cheparinov vs Sutovsky, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

QGD: Three Knights. General (D37) 1-0 switching plans of attack
Petrosian vs P Vaitonis, 1952 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

I've got Pachman Fever!
Pachman vs Eckert, 1940 
(C13) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Maczynski vs W H Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

K Junge vs C Kottnauer, 1942 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Koltanowski vs M Defosse, 1936 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

G Kuzmin vs Sveshnikov, 1973 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1994 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs A Shashin, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

E Dizdarevic vs Miles, 1985 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Miles vs Browne, 1982 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs J A J Drewitt, 1923 
(A06) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Janowski, 1925 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Koneru vs Z Nemeth, 2005 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

A Karu vs Keres, 1931 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1912 
(A43) Old Benoni, 19 moves, 1-0

Nisipeanu vs A Florean, 1995 
(C13) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs E Schallopp, 1896 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Z Vidor vs Szen, 1856 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

C-K Def: Panov Attack. Fianchetto Def (B14) 1-0 Centralized Qs
Kharlov vs D Radoja, 1990 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Pterodactyl Defense: Western. Rhamporhynchus (B06) 1-0
M Konopka vs J Degraeve, 2001 
(B06) Robatsch, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical Var Kantscher Line (B66) 0-1
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 29 moves, 0-1

C-K Defense: Advance. Van der Wiel Attack B Hunt (B12) 1-0
M Yeo vs J F Wheeler, 2001
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

"Clash of Titans" (game of the day Apr-06-2005)
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 26...?
A Strikovic vs Suba, 1994 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

"Oh the Huzmanity!" (game of the day Jan-03-2018)
A Huzman vs Kasparov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Sacs and clarinets, almost a jazz band. Greco Mate pattern.
J Banas vs A Ornstein, 1974 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

Colle System 5.c3 into Stonewall Attk (D00/5) 1-0Kside assault
F Parr vs R Baxter, 1962 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: General (D32) 1-0 Central fire
Schlechter vs L Prokes, 1907
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

"The Dao is Down" (game of the day Jun-29-2009)
R Antonio vs T Dao, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

20 g2-g3?? weakens the f3-checking square for 20 ... Qd5xf3+!
L Petovic vs A Chudinovskikh, 2009 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

(VAR) 22 Rxb7! Black b8-rook cannot defend b7-bishop, d8-rook
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Fianchetto Var (B70) 1-0 29.?
A Thorgrimsdottir vs M Stefanidi, 2003 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attk (B06) 0-1 33...?
Janosevic vs Petrosian, 1978 
(B06) Robatsch, 33 moves, 0-1

"Gotcha, Goche" (game of the day Sep-17-2006)
F Amonatov vs D Gochelashvili, 2006 
(B50) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

"Baked a Lasker" (game of the day Jun-15-2012)
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

Famous Hook & Ladder Sacrifice (or back rank battery mate)
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 0-1

"The Book of Samuel" (game of the day Jul-21-2008)
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

"Sink Like a Grandmaster" (game of the day Dec-15-2021)
Kotov vs N Povah, 1976 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

QGD: Modern Var (D50) 1-0 Impressive demolition of center, 7th
Najdorf vs E G Sergeant, 1939 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def. Dyckhoff Var (C63) 0-1 Upset
Karpov vs Garriga, 1976 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Anastasia's Mate on a-file: 23...Qxa2+ (24.KxQa2 Ra6#) 0-1
M Milosavljevic vs M Rakic Vulicevic, 2007 
(B07) Pirc, 23 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Scandinavian Var (B02) 1-0 Q sac for # by B pair
I Khmelnitsky vs Alburt, 1996 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
W Moorman vs R S Hoff, 1916 
(C45) Scotch Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Three Knights Opening: Steinitz Def (C46) 1-0 Three files blast
G Noradounghian vs J Lokvenc, 1958 
(C46) Three Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Four Knts, Italian 4.Nc3 Nxe4 5.NxNe4 d5 fork ML (C46) 1-0 SF
Tartakower vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(C46) Three Knights, 68 moves, 1-0

French Def: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Balestra # var
R Woegerer vs N Froehlich, 1938 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 1-0

20. Nxf7!! begins a double piece sacrifice for a King Hunt
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

"Bareev Grieves" (game of the day Sep-06-2018)
Topalov vs Bareev, 2002 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 17.?
Sherrard / Wilmot vs Burn, 1898 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Burn Var Morozevich Line (C11) 0-1 Pile on pin
J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Wild for a French Def
V Kautsky vs J Knapp, 1911 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

QG Accepted: Saduleto Var (D20) 1-0 Dbl R sacs, K walk
W Schwartz vs Kieseritzky, 1842 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Four Knights Game: 4.d4 Scotch. Accepted (C47) 1/2-1/2
Firouzja vs Ding Liren, 2022 
(C47) Four Knights, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Common unpin 9.Nxe5+ leads to Gueridon/Swallowtail Mate
J Chamouillet vs NN, 1849 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

J Mieses vs Pillsbury, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Q sacrifice for unique Epaulette Mate w/three rooks!!
Albin vs O Bernstein, 1904 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Damiano Variation. Kholmov Gambit (C42) 1/2-video
Caruana vs A Liang, 2022 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni Defense: Woozle got bamboozled (A43) 1-0
G Treppner vs Doll, 1987 
(A43) Old Benoni, 21 moves, 1-0

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