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yv 1940s Barious Beauties & Bonehead BBQs Purdy
Compiled by fredthebear

Games with an artistic flair, stunning moves, interesting attacks or counter attacks, rare or odd ball nature, and embarrassing blunders.

Chess is a classic strategy board game where the objective is to checkmate your opponent's king, which means it is under attack and has no legal move. Each player starts the game with a set of 16 warriors: 8 pawns, 2 rooks, 2 knights, 2 bishops, a queen, and a king.

"<... the ordinary beginner's book plunges into a slough of dull verbiage. But how can you explain chess without words?

Well, the miracle has been accomplished as far as is humanly possible in "An Invitation to Chess" by Kenneth Harkness and Irving Chernev.>" -- C.J.S. Purdy

Here is a link describing "An Invitation to Chess":

"<‘The inexperienced player loses mainly by sheer oversights. He has no "sight of the board". Nothing is obvious to him. What is wanted is a book to remedy this, and the only way is to concentrate on the "little combinations" that must be seen before you can play at all sensibly. Mere understanding of positional principles helps a bit but not much.>" -- C.J.S. Purdy, who recommended this book:

‘Most errors in analysis arise through taking something for granted. In chess, you must always be taking something for granted, or you could hardly ever come to a decision at all – hence the inevitability of error.' -- C.J.S. Purdy

* Reuben Fine's book:
Game Collection: World's Great Chess Games (Fine)

* Beauty Prize: Game Collection: Les Prix de Beauté aux Echecs (I)

* 40 Facts:

"<C.J.S. Purdy was a consummate chess teacher, and it is therefore of interest to note his choice of ‘the very best beginner's book', on page 157 of Chess World, October 1963. Below is an abridged version of his remarks:

‘Is there one beginner's book that is better than all the others? ... Up till now we have never had a sure answer ... Now we have. It is LEARN CHESS by C.H.O'D. Alexander and T.J. Beach. ... There is not one ambiguous or difficult sentence, or even word, in the whole book. ... We seldom praise a book so highly. We think most chess books have something good in them and are worth reading despite a percentage of twaddle. But here is a book which, for the players it's intended for, is 100% good. Don't forget, it is for genuine beginners, not for near-average players. It is excellent for children, and excellent for adults.'

Learn Chess was first published in 1963, in two volumes. It has been republished a number of times, e.g. by Cadogan Chess in 1994 as a single volume (algebraic notation).>" -- Edward Winter, Chess Notes

* Useful books, some are classics: My suggested reading order of the books given in the link - simple to complex:

2. Chess for Kids by Michael Basman. A quick, colorful read -- very inviting. I've seen adult newbies voluntarily read it.

12. How to Play Chess for Kids: Simple Strategies to Win by Jessica E Martin. She has a reputation as an excellent chess instructor.

1. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess by Bobby Fischer, Stuart Margulies, and Don Mosenfelder. All-time best seller for beginners that focuses on responding to check, delivering/avoiding checkmate. One puzzle per page does not intimidate.

8. Checkmate! My First Chess Book (Everyman Chess) by Garry Kasparov. Not as easy as the prior books -- a step up. "Everyone's Second Chess Book" by Dan Heisman would make a fine follow-up.

5. How to Beat Your Dad at Chess (Gambit Chess) by Murray Chandler. Good and simple checkmate trainer for all ages -- including your father, neighbor, and city mayor! This entire series of fundamental hardback books is useful and lasting if one can afford the complete collection. Otherwise, I'd include "Chess Endgames for Kids" by Karsten Muller and "Chess Endgame Workbook for Kids" by John Nunn. Endgame knowledge is concrete and lasting -- knowledge of endings will serve the player well their entire playing career, turning lost positions into draws and drawn positions into wins.

14. The Chess Player's Bible: Illustrated Strategies for Staying Ahead of the Game by James Eade and Al Lawrence. This colorful, mistitled book is fairly easy going. This book will not make you a master, but a master does understand this material.

13. Winning Chess: How to See Three Moves Ahead by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld. A swell classic originally published in old English Descriptive Notation that teaches one what to look for. After you learn to see the target(s), you smite 'em!

15. Winning Chess by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld. The same book as #13 republished in modern Algebraic Notation. Makes me wonder if the list-maker ever actually read this or any of the books. The student would be well-advised to read Chernev's book twice, thrice to build their search-and-strike habits. "The Winning Way" and "Power Mates" both books by Bruce Pandolfini would be good additions.

3. Logical Chess: Move by Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition by Irving Chernev. One of the best instructional chess books of all-time but the combinations can be a challenge for a beginner, so a bit of experience will be to the reader's advantage. "Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking: From the First Move to the Last" by Neil McDonald is similar in design.

20. How to Beat Anyone at Chess: The Best Chess Tips, Moves, and Tactics to Checkmate by Ethan Moore. The title promises more than the text delivers but still a useful book for advanced beginners and intermediates. "Common Sense in Chess (21st Century Edition!)" by Emanuel Lasker, edited by Bruce Alberston (Russell Enterprises, Inc. 2007) would likely raise your game to a higher level.

18. Chess Tactics for Intermediates: Know the basics stronger to become a better player! by Karthik PM. I prefer "Chess Tactics" by Paul Littlewood.

7. Complete Book of Chess Strategy by IM Jeremy Silman. A nicely designed book for club players, intermediates. It is simple and broad enough, but certainly not comprehensive. "Weapons of Chess" by Bruce Pandolfini is comparable. "Simple Chess" by Michael Stean and/or John Emms would be a nice additions here.

11. Progressive Tactics: 1002 Progressively Challenging Chess Tactics by Dave Couture (positions from his games including some that were missed). Less spoon-feeding than basic puzzle books with to-the-point solutions in the back.

4. Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games by László Polgár. The author claims this book is for beginners, but this useful brick requires daily dedication! The top-level performance of the Polgar sisters proves their father knew, really knew what he was writing about.

10. Capablanca's Best Chess Endings: 60 Complete Games by Irving Chernev. After Polgar's brick, the student is certainly ready to tackle the concepts in this book written in old English Descriptive Notation.

6. Tactics Time! 1001 Chess Tactics from the Games of Everyday Chess Players by Tim Brennan and Anthea Carson. I'd probably choose a different book personally, but this puzzle book does what it intended to do. The Art of the Checkmate by Renaud and Kahn is one of my favorites; it will expand your finishing pattern recognition, as well as your ability to fend off such attacks.

16. Complete Chess Course: From Beginning to Winning Chess–a Comprehensive Yet Simplified Home-Study Chess Course. Eight Books in One by Fred Reinfeld. The original was printed in old English Descriptive Notation. The 21st Century edition is printed in modern Algebraic Notation, the original in descriptive notation. A former state chess champion recommended this book to me years ago.

19. My Best Games of Chess 1908-1937 by Alexander Alekhine. The reader will learn much from Alekhine's insights, but it's best to learn all the fundamentals first. I think this book is now published in algebraic notation in addition to the original descriptive notation.

9. CHESS: The Ultimate Chess Tactics and Strategies! by Andy Dunn and Aleksandr Smirnov. This is the one book on the list that I have not owned and never read; I have no opinion of it. Instead, knowledge learned from Gary Lane's practical book "Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps" will save one much surprise and heartache because these maneuvers certainly will turn up.

17. Chess Strategy for Club Players: The Road to Positional Advantage (New in Chess) by Herman Grooten. The complexity of this book is over-the-head of most club players. I would not include it on this list but I do not doubt the quality of this book; the author and publisher are professionals. My choice might be "The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games" - So, Adams, Burgess, Nunn & Emms.

IMHO, any serious competitive player should read at least five of the following:

- Morphy's Games of Chess by Philip Sergeant.
- The Chess Games of Adolph Anderssen: Master of Attack by Sid Pickard and Ron Burnett. - The Modern Chess Instructor by Wilhelm Steinitz - Mr. Blackburne's Games at Chess: Selected, Annotated and Arranged by Himself by Joseph Henry Blackburne and Peter Anderson Graham - Chess Master vs Chess Amateur by Euwe and Meiden. - The Game of Chess and Three Hundred Chess Games by Dr. Seigbert Tarrasch. - My Fifty Years of Chess by Frank J. Marshall.
- Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces 100 Selected Games by Hans Kmoch. - The Fireside Book of Chess by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld. - The Golden Treasury of Chess by Francis J. Wellmuth and I.A. Horowitz. - Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker.
- Modern Chess Strategy by Edward Lasker.
- Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman.
- Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters by Edward Lasker. - Chess Traps, Pitfalls, and Swindles by I.A. Horowitz and F. Reinfeld. - 500 Master Games of Chess by Dr. S. Tartakower and J. du Mont - My System and Chess Praxis by Aron Nimzowitsch. - Masters of the Chessboard and Modern Ideas in Chess by Richard Reti. - Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1937 - The Art of Checkmate by Renaud and Kahn.
- The Art of Sacrifice in Chess by Rudolf Spielmann. - The Art of the Middlegame by Keres and Kotov.
- Art of Attack in Chess by Vladimir Vukovic.
- The Middlegame - Book I & II by Max Euwe, H. Kramer, et al. - Practical Chess Endings by Paul Keres.
- 200 Open Games of Chess by David Bronstein.
- Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953 by David Bronstein. - Leonid Stein: Master of Risk Strategy by Eduard Gufeld - 100 Selected Games of Chess by Mikhail Botvinnik. - The Life & Games of Mikhail Tal by Mikhail Tal. - Tal-Botvinnik 1960: Match for the World Chess Championship by Mikhail Tal. - New Ideas in Chess by Larry Evans.
- Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games (Games Collections) by Sergei Soloviov. - My 60 Memorable Games by Robert James Fischer. - Endgame Strategy by Mikhail Shereshevsky.
- The Search for Chess Perfection by C.J.S. Purdy. - Aron Nimzowitsch: A Reappraisal by Raymond Keene. - Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy: Advances since Nimzowitsch by John Watson. - Chess Highlights of the 20th Century (Great Chess Games) by Graham Burgess. - Chess for Zebras: Thinking Differently about Black &White by Jonathan Rowson - A Chess Omnibus and Kings, Commoners and Knaves by Edward Winter.

Certainly, there are other great classics and series, particularly by subject such as endgames, best games collections, and tournament books.

‘Against a wary chess player the possibilities of applied psychology by an opponent are very limited. The real psychological opponent of every player is himself.' -- C.J.S. Purdy

‘It is as well to remember that quick calculation is not in itself decisive. A big part of chess skill lies in judging what not to calculate.' -- C.J.S. Purdy

‘The player who completes his development first is said to have the initiative, because he is thus able to start making blunders while his opponent is still occupied in bringing out his men.' -- C.J.S. Purdy

Threats are the basis of winning chess.'

‘A pawn sacrifice may be more brilliant than a queen sacrifice ...'

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.

"‘Superior skill at chess does not indicate superior intelligence; it only indicates superior skill at chess." -- C.J.S. Purdy

"A rolling stone gathers no moss."

"Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come." -- Robert H. Schuller

"Where there's a will, there's a way."

Man of Constant Sorrow
Recorded by Dick Burnett, 1913

I am a man of constant sorrow
I've seen trouble all my days
I bid farewell to old Kentucky
The place where I was born and raised
(The place where he was born and raised)
For six long years I've been in trouble
No pleasures here on earth I found
For in this world I'm bound to ramble
I have no friends to help me now
(He has no friends to help him now)
It's fare thee well, my old true lover
I never expect to see you again
For I'm bound to ride that northern railroad
Perhaps I'll die upon this train
(Perhaps he'll die upon this train)
You can bury me in some deep valley
For many years where I may lay
Then you may learn to love another
While I am sleeping in my grave
(While he is sleeping in his grave)
Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger
My face, you'll never see no more
But there is one promise that is given
I'll meet you on God's golden shore
(He'll meet you on God's golden shore)

An observation by C.J.S. Purdy on page 43 of the March 1960 Chess World:

<I have never believed that Lasker played designedly bad moves in the opening. I think he played designedly rapid moves – to conserve time – and it naturally turned out fairly often that they were not the best. And he would vary from "the book" if he thought a move had a good chance of turning out just about as good as the "book" move.>'

Alekhine Defense: Hunt Variation. Lasker Simul Gambit (B02)1-0
R Nezhmetdinov vs V Mikenas, 1948 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Hunt Variation. Mikenas Gambit (B02) 1-0
R Nezhmetdinov vs V Mikenas, 1948 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 41: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
F M Wren vs W E Mayfield, 1941 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0, 11 moves 0-0??
C Dinwoodie vs G Salmon, 1941 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Forgacs Variation (B15) 1-0 Boden's Mate w/Q
Chulkov vs Gavemann, 1947 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 123 in Wonders and Curiosities of Chess (Chernev)
R Krogius vs A Ojanen, 1944 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 14 moves, 1-0

4475 in Laszlo Polgar's "5334 Problems, Combinations and Games"
K Galia vs Gruenfeld, 1946 
(B33) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk Fio (B31)1-0 N sac for N#
Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Double Pin
Rossolimo vs C Kottnauer, 1948 
(B30) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Castle forks are fun
Borbely vs Kovacs, 1948 
(B53) Sicilian, 14 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

Sicilian Dragon Levenfish(B71) 1-0Battle rages center to Kside
R Nezhmetdinov vs P Ermolin, 1946 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) Var (B91) 1-0 Rob the pin
G Kieninger vs P Mross, 1941 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 14 moves, 1-0

DENKER's LEGACY C23 1-0 17
Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Urusov Gambit (C24)1-0 Rob the pin, spearhead
I A Horowitz vs NN, 1939 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 93 Bf6 block supports mate
Alekhine vs De Cassio, 1944 
(C25) Vienna, 10 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

KGD. Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Nxf7, Bxh6, etc.
Koltanowski vs R Durkin, 1940 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

KGD Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Discovered Check w/Capture Bites
Stollar vs A Serebrisky, 1945 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit. Anderssen Attk (C31) 1-0Pin & Skwr
R Byrne vs D Byrne, 1949 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

KGD: Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit (C31) 0-1 Unusual final pos
W M Byland vs H L Marks, 1947 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer CG. Accepted 3...Qxd5 (C31) 1-0 Featuring both Qs
Tolush vs Alatortsev, 1948 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Old Line(C32) 1-0Pin # square
Santasiere vs N Bakos, 1949 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Keres (C32) 0-1 12.Kf3 Bg4+
Krasinski vs Estrin, 1947 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

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

KGA MacLeod Defense (C34) 1-0 Textbook development, easy attack
L Schmid vs H Hoffmann, 1943 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

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

KGA Cunningham Def. McCormick Def (C35) 0-1 Q sac attack
H Kramer vs Euwe, 1941 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 25 moves, 0-1

Quite a wild and passionate Thomas Crown Affair!
P Morley vs G T Crown, 1945 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Sokolsky Var (C41) 1-0 Lost castle
Bronstein vs R Piatnitsky, 1940 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Lion's Claw II (C41) 1-0 Brilliancy prize
Unzicker vs Saemisch, 1947 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game, Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42) 1-0 miniature
Petrosian vs Nersesov, 1944 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C50) 1-0 Phenomenal Performance!
R Nezhmetdinov vs V Baskin, 1948 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Italian, Rosentreter Gambit (C50)1-0 W gives away Ps to develop
Koltanowski vs A J Donnelly, 1947 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 47 in Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the Chess Masters/FR
T van Scheltinga vs Euwe, 1946 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knights Def (C55) 0-1 Q sac, Knights smack!
Lewis vs E L Dayton, 1942 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 1-0 2 hanging pieces
H van Steenis vs T Wechsler, 1947 
(C01) French, Exchange, 7 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Bxh7+ Greek Gift win
Foltys vs Mohyla, 1940 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 66 in Wonders and Curiosities of Chess by Chernev
Kmoch vs T Ellison, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 0-1

FR Winawer. Fingerslip, Kunin Double Gambit (C15) 1-0 Opera #
R Schwarz vs Labau, 1948 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

How to Win Chess Games Quickly by Fred Reinfeld
W Henschel vs M Karff, 1946 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 16 moves, 0-1

Teenagers Battle; Exchanging off the Modern Stonewall dark Bd6
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1946 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10)1-0Notes by Alekhine
Alekhine vs I Naharro, 1941  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical. Fianchetto (B56) 1-0Cross pin the Spreahead
Rada vs Kostal, 1942 
(B58) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Classical, Maroczy Line (B74) 1-0 Brutal attk!
Ragozin vs Taimanov, 1945 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Rubinstein (C10)0-1 N fork w/a discovered attk
J Klavins vs Tal, 1949 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 0-1

K Pawn Game: Macleod Attack (C20) 0-1 Ingenious Q sacrifice
Y Rusakov vs B Verlinsky, 1947 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Vienna Meitner-Mieses Gambit (C25) 1-0 Mini: Lightning finish!
I A Horowitz vs NN, 1940 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Stanley Var. Reversed Spanish (C26) 1-0 Both offer
Santasiere vs W Adams, 1946 
(C26) Vienna, 10 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening (C46) 0-1 Which Way Watch Yuo Capture!
J M de Oliveira Gomes vs J G Caetano Netto, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Game 21: 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 Alekhine
K Pahl vs Werkmeister, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

2Knts Def. Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit 4.Ng5 Nxe4 (C57) 1-0 K walk
Minifie vs Berry, 1946 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78) 1-0 Qd5 trifecta
C van den Berg vs F Gaarenstroom, 1943 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Game 78 in The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
Bartsch vs Jennen, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Boden's Mate
E Diemer vs Portz, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy strikes again!
Koltanowski vs J Salazar, 1940 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

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

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

Quite instructive basic Knight endgame tactics.
Barcza vs Simagin, 1949 
(A04) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Maybe Barcza's greatest game and 1st brilliancy prize winner!
Barcza vs O Troianescu, 1948 
(A06) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Bishop pair
Botvinnik vs A Khachaturov, 1943 
(A15) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Bronstein at the Moscow - Budapest Match, 1949
Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

KID Fianchettos / Hungarian (A53) 1-0 Tactical finish
V Chekhover vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1949 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 48 moves, 1-0

KID, Double Fianchetto Attack (A54) 0-1 WWII battle
S Belavenets vs Bronstein, 1941 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 24 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Ukrainian (A54) 1-0 Combine Attk & Defense
Kotov vs A Konstantinopolsky, 1940 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 41 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Vicious MG tactics, Q&B battery
N Kulzinski vs V Tomovic, 1947
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

Dutch Stonewall. Modern Bd6 (A90) 1-0 Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs A Pirtskhalava, 1947  
(A90) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Balogh Variation (B03) 1-0 Q threats
F M Wren vs R F H Sprow, 1944 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

C-K Two Knights Attack. Mindeno Var Exchange (B11) 0-1 Zugzwang
Kasparian vs Petrosian, 1946 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 54 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Exchange (B13) /Scandivian (B01) 1-0 Bxf7+, Ne5+unpin
Keres vs V Tepaks, 1942 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 47 moves, 1-0

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 69-72
Keres vs A Konstantinopolsky, 1948 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

Marshall pushes pawns...for 14 straight moves.
Marshall vs H Rogosin, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 B blockade on 6th
Rossolimo vs K Galia, 1948
(B30) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 W survives!?!
Rossolimo vs E Lundin, 1948
(B30) Sicilian, 67 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Variation (B53) 1-0 3 en prise
Geller vs E Kogan, 1946 
(B53) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer (B60) 1-0 Sac on e6; pins
R Nezhmetdinov vs Suetin, 1947 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 29 moves, 1-0

Gusev's Immortal; when humans confuse computers
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Game 19: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov ...d5 pawn sac
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1949 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 46 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 1/2-1/2 46...Q offer
Keres vs Kholmov, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 10 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman.
Lilienthal vs Bondarevsky, 1940 
(C10) French, 55 moves, 1-0

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

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Keres Var(C32) 1-0Keres-matic
Keres vs Petrov, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Blumenfeld Attk (C45) 1/2-1/2 80 yrs old vs 64 yrs
J Mieses vs E G Sergeant, 1946 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

From Averbakh's Selected Games; Preparation and Kside Attack
Averbakh vs V Zak, 1947 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed Variation (C84) 0-1 Pick on back rank defenders
M Radojcic vs P Trifunovic, 1947 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 17 moves, 0-1

Game 83 in Modern Chess Strategy III by Ludek Pachman
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1948 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System (D44) 0-1 Riddled, forked
Denker vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 1-0 The Pillsbury Bind
V Chekhover vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed (E01) 0-1 h-file destruction w/pin
G Abrahams vs G A Thomas, 1946
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 42 moves, 0-1

"Chess Life and Review" (April 1948), pp. 13-14
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 32 moves, 1-0

KID Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 0-1 No sacs, just weak squares
L Stumpers vs Euwe, 1946 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Def. Exchange (E92) 0-1 Active Rooks at all cost
Flohr vs Geller, 1949 
(E92) King's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

Middlegame Combinations by Peter Romanovsky
Stahlberg vs Najdorf, 1947 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 1-0 Uphold the fort
B H Wood vs E Walther, 1949 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

FR Alekhine-Chatard Attk. Albin-Chatard G. (C13) 1-0 Dbl R sacs
Pachman vs Eckert, 1940 
(C13) French, 24 moves, 1-0

G30: The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

C-K Two Knights Attack. Mindeno, Exchange (B11) 1-0 0-0-0?
Levenfish vs P Dubinin, 1940 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 40 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG Charousek Gambit Old Line (C32) 1-0Nice Qside attk
Spielmann vs E Wadling, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 R sac breakthrough on Kside
Alekhine vs J Goncalves, 1940 
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 39 in The Russians Play Chess by Irving Chernev
G Safonov vs O Bogatyrev, 1940 
(D84) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Humdinger!!
Bernhold vs Kreut-Zahler, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Striking last move like Marshall's "Pieces of Gold" game
Alekhine vs Supico, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

G114 in Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by G. Burgess
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

9 passed pawns aboard after 59.Rxf6
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

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

French Def Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Sac Attack!
A Pinkus vs R Durkin, 1941 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Mate #4 in The Art of Checkmate by Georges Renaud & Victor Kahn
NN vs V Kahn, 1941 
(C47) Four Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

Game 115 Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Boleslavsky vs Lilienthal, 1941 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Reuben Fine's The Middle Game in Chess p 203-205; G 4
Najdorf vs Stahlberg, 1941 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 32 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def. Fajarowicz Var (A51)0-1 Q pin allows N smothered#
Koppe vs W Hain, 1941 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Move Order (D31) 0-1 True skill
B Rabar vs K Opocensky, 1941
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0Connected Passers
G Pfeiffer vs H Kranki, 1941 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1-0 Castle opposite, rob the pin
Keres vs V Rootare, 1942 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Worrall Attack Castling (C86) 1-0 Notes by A.A.
Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942  
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

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

one of the most famous Stalemate traps ever played
C Pilnick vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

G10: Zenon Franco's 2009 book Grmaster Secrets: Counterattack!
Boleslavsky vs Smyslov, 1946 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 106 of 107 Great Chess Battles by Alexander Alekhine
Alekhine vs B Rabar, 1942  
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 200 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Kashdan vs H Steiner, 1942 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def, Fajarowicz Var, (A51) 0-1 10 mover Q Trap
Najmes vs J Balogh, 1943 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Middlegame Combinations by Peter Romanovsky
G Ravinsky vs Panov, 1943 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 9 in Move by Move - Keres (Franco)
Keres vs Bogoljubov, 1943 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

KGA. Lolli Gambit (C37) 0-1 Anastasia's Mate coming on h-file
S Shaw vs P Sokol, 1943 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

Four Knights, Italian P fork trick (C46) 0-1 Remove the Guard
Bickenbach vs Keres, 1943
(C46) Three Knights, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 53 in TMIGoCEP: 62 Irving Chernev
E Zagoryansky vs P Romanovsky, 1943 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 63 moves, 0-1

KGA. Abbazia Defense (C36) 0-1 Q sac frees supported passer
Saemisch vs Pachman, 1943 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 0-1 Minors rule
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1944 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

After 10…Bb7 Alekhine castled with his queen!
Alekhine vs P de Unamuno, 1944 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

In The World's a Chessboard (1948) by Reuben Fine
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 kNight initiates Kside blows
Kotov vs Bronstein, 1944 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Steiner Var (B02) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
R H Steinmeyer vs N Bernstein, 1944 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 103 in 'The World's Great Chess Games' by Reuben Fine.
Alekhine vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1944 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 0-1 Self-induced B trap
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1944 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening (A08) 1-0 b-file assault both ways
Fine vs A Rothman, 1944 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 15 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open Main Line (C80) 1-0 Pin it and pile on to win it
Alekhine vs J Ganzo Mediavilla, 1944 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 11 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Urusov Gambit (C42) 1-0 White whips Black
L G L Copp vs R Kerr, 1944 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 49 in A Passion for Chess by Reuben Fine
Fine vs Shainswit, 1944 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

French Def. Chigorin Qe2 Dbl Fio (C00) 1-0 Bustin' Up the Joint
Simagin vs Bibikov, 1944 
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0Pretty Discovered#
Denker vs Gonzalez, 1945 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern (B83)1-0 Impressive; w/great ease
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Zukertort System vs KID (A04) 0-1 Player notes
Santasiere vs Bronstein, 1945 
(A06) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham Def McCormick Def (C35) 1-0 N fork robs pin
Bronstein vs Koblents, 1945 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Steinitz Defense (C62) 1-0 A Knight on the 6th...
L Schmid vs Welz, 1945 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def K's Knight (A15) 0-1 Fine combination
H Appel vs Najdorf, 1945 
(A15) English, 22 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann. Karlsbad Var (E23) 0-1 Q trap
A Hansen vs S Jensen, 1945 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 9 moves, 0-1

C-K 2Knights Attack. Mindeno, Exchange Line (B11) 1-0 Greedy
Alekhine vs F Gambino, 1945 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 15 moves, 1-0

Very nice play by Fine...Especially in a blindfold simul.
Fine vs C F Tears, 1945 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance Var (C17) 1-0 R sac on move 6?!
Petrosian vs Kelendzheridze, 1945 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Black squeezes forward
A Chistiakov vs Bronstein, 1945 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 125 in Chess Highlights of 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Tolush vs Kotov, 1945 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 1-0

A cute finish with all four rooks stuck on the last rank
M Szigeti vs Benko, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 9 in Smyslov's 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov.
Smyslov vs M Kamyshov, 1945 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 47 in The Russians Play Chess by Irving Chernev
M Kamyshov vs Panov, 1945 
(C28) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 41 in Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch
Flohr vs I A Horowitz, 1945 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 219 in The1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
NN vs B Winkelman, 1945 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

KGA. Modern Defense (C36) 1-0 Develop w/a gain of time
Petrosian vs Dzaparidze, 1945 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

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

NID Saemisch Accelerated (E24) 0-1 Sham Q sac, rob the pin
Botvinnik vs Kotov, 1946 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C27) 1-0White will win a piece
Santasiere vs A Sandrin, 1946 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 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

Italian Classical, Greco Gambit (C54) 1-0Boden's Mate Variation
C J Corte vs J Bolbochan, 1946 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Dutch. Alekhine Var (A90) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual Mate threat
Najdorf vs Tartakower, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav, Meran. Blumenfeld Var (D49) 0-1 Find good squares
Kashdan vs I A Horowitz, 1946 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 57: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
W Adams vs G Kramer, 1946 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Petrosian's flying wedge
Petrosian vs Petrovsky, 1946 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 29 in Steve Giddins' 50 Essential Chess Lessons
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

Game 14 in 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs C Kottnauer, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

French Advance 6Be2. Paulsen Attk (C02) 0-1 Too much guard duty
J M Aitken vs Bondarevsky, 1946 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted (C47) 0-1 Black P daggers dictate
L Dreibergs vs Unzicker, 1946
(C47) Four Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

G8 in 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & DuMont
Szabo vs W J Muhring, 1946 
(C56) Two Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

G73 in 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Ragozin vs E E Book, 1946 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 74 in Aleksei Suetin's book Das Schachgenie Botwinnik
H Steiner vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Chameleon Ne2 Bg2 (B20) 1-0Dbl Exchange Sac, Interfere
Tartakower vs R Broadbent, 1946 
(B20) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt (C45) 1-0 Might as well try a Reti Swindle
O Ulvestad vs J Cross, 1946 
(C45) Scotch Game, 54 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 Fine tactics
C H Maderna vs Najdorf, 1942
(C02) French, Advance, 46 moves, 0-1

QID. Classical. Traditional Main Line (E19) 0-1 Clear the way
Szabo vs Denker, 1946 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 39 moves, 0-1

KID. Saemisch. Normal Defense (E81) 1-0 Flat tire
Koltanowski vs J Firestone, 1946 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 32 moves, 1-0

One of Bronstein's greatest games
Pachman vs Bronstein, 1946 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Wing Gambit (B20) 1-0 White prepares Arabian Mate
Koltanowski vs R Wyllie, 1947 
(B20) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Hamppe-Allgaier-Thorold Gambit (C25) 1-0 Promo
W Adams vs H Steiner, 1947 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Invading N blast
Yanofsky vs J Therien, 1947 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

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

KID. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 SCB, mutual promotions
Pachman vs Gligoric, 1947 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 127 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Double Gambit Accepted (C56) 1-0 Arabian Mate
E Holt vs T Bingamon, 1947 
(C56) Two Knights, 14 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik finished 1st in this tournament. Ragozin was 2nd.
Botvinnik vs Ragozin, 1947 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 33 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Var (B02) 1-0 Slick promo
P Dubinin vs Aronin, 1947 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

annotated by Vladimir Alatortsev on bulletin #3
Pachman vs Kholmov, 1947 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

KIA/Sicilian Closed vs Dragon (A07) 1-0 B pair vs R
Smyslov vs R Renter, 1947 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

$Italian Game: Classical. Closed Var (C53) 0-1 Dbl R & Q sac!!
Maczynski vs W H Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0Decoy, Deflection
E Diemer vs K Locher, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Q decoy sac
E Diemer vs K Locher, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer G. Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Remove the Guard
E Diemer vs Portz, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Zukertort vs Baltic Def (D02) 1/2-By the skin of his teeth
Alatortsev vs Kholmov, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Dragon. Levenfish (B71) 1-0 Zwischenzug N capture+ 1st
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

This win took incredible vision, nerve and execution.
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

number 1624 in the Batsford Encyclopedia of Middle Games
Lilienthal vs Najdorf, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 25 moves, 1-0

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

G24 in 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & Du Mont
O'Kelly vs Denker, 1948 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Modern Line (B76) 0-1 Brilliancy
I Lesnik vs J Siska, 1948 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Exchange (B03) 1-0 Central batteries, N invasion
Boleslavsky vs N Kopilov, 1949 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Wormald Attack (C77) 0-1 Fab Black sacs!
V Kirillov vs Furman, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Pesky N pair
E Diemer vs Turray, 1949 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 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

Deflection sac 29. Rd7! sets up winning dbl attack & skewer
A Arulaid vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Def. Classical Var (B58) 0-1 Black gives graciously
A Giusti vs Nutrizio, 1949 
(B58) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Petrosian falls for a petty trap in the QGD
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1949 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

Tartakower and DuMont's book (100 Master Games of Modern Chess)
Z Rutka vs J Vesely, 1949 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Goglidze Attk (D70) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy str
Dake vs J Schmitt, 1949 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

FR Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Both Black N's pinned
Tal vs M Strelkov, 1949 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

QGD vs Stonewall Def (D30) 1-0 Which rook battery wins?
Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 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

Smyslov's My Best Games of Chess 1935-1957.
Smyslov vs T Florian, 1949 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 25 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Smyslov Def (D94) 1-0 Masterly P thrust!
Kotov vs E Gereben, 1949 
(D94) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

Dutch, Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80) 1-0 P roller both wings!
V Mikenas vs Kotov, 1949 
(A80) Dutch, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Chekhover Var (B53) 0-1 White runs w/scissors
L Shamaev vs Ufimtsev, 1949 
(B53) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

C-K Def. Karpov. Modern Var. Kasparov Attk (B17) 0-1 Sac Attk!
N Evseev vs Flohr, 1949 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

G54 in 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & Du Mont
Golombek vs Brown, 1949 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

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

KID. Normal. Rare Defenses (E90) 0-1 Zwischenzug
Lilienthal vs Panov, 1949 
(E90) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: General (E20) 0-1 Dynamic R sac for a Q hunt!
V Mikenas vs Keres, 1949 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 21 moves, 0-1

Solitaire Chess column in Chess Review, July 1949
V Mikenas vs S F Lebedev, 1941 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. King's Knight (A13) 1-0 26.?
F Duz-Khotimirsky vs A Bannik, 1949 
(A13) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 1-0 tpstar notes
Smyslov vs I Rabinovich, 1941 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. Open Variation (C55) 1-0 14.?
Sokolsky vs Navrodsky, 1944 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

KID. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1 Brilliancy prize!
Kotov vs Geller, 1949 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Fianchetto (B70) 0-1 Q forks disconnected Rs
W Adams vs Reshevsky, 1944
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 21 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

Sicilian Def: Scheveningn. Classical Paulsen Var (B85) 1-0 26.?
V Soultanbeieff vs V I Borodin, 1943 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Nc3 and Ne2 (B07) 0-1 Remove the Guard
M Radulescu vs Pirc, 1946 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 36 in The Soviet Championships by Taimanov and Cafferty
Furman vs Keres, 1948 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0Smashing f7
Keres vs J Turn, 1942 
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

G17 inThe Big Book of World Chess Championships by Andre Schulz
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948  
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

French Def: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 R on 7th
Smyslov vs E Zagoryansky, 1945 
(C10) French, 37 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 1-0 Q sac Boden's #
Eliascheff vs NN, 1948 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

The Fireside Book of Chess, Game 145 p. 338, Exciting Draw
F L Vaughan vs C Purdy, 1945 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Solitaire Chess by I. A. Horowitz. Page 37, move 6.
Denker vs Fine, 1944 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 29 in The Soviet Championships by Taimanov and Cafferty
Tolush vs Bondarevsky, 1945 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: General (E00) 1-0 Bxh6 followed by R lift
K Opocensky vs Pachman, 1945 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 1-0 1st Brilliancy Prize
V Soultanbeieff vs C Vlagsma, 1946 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System (D28) 0-1 Touch 'em ALL!
Szabo vs Euwe, 1946 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Schliemann Def. Jaenisch G. Accptd (C60) 0-1Dovetail #
J Szily vs Bronstein, 1949 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 39 moves, 0-1

Colle System cxd4 cxd4 = IQP (D05) 1-0 Kside assault
A Preinfalk vs B Milic, 1946
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Colle 8.c3 e5 9.e4 (D05) 1-0 Bxh6 Pseudo Blackburn Mate
Chernev vs E S Jackson, 1940 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

QGD Three Knights (D37) 1-0 Famous combo removes the defender!
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated (D31) 1-0 5 consecutive checks
A Ebralidze vs M Lubensky, 1949 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 120 in Pawn Structure Chess by Andrew Soltis
Bondarevsky vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 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

Spanish, Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 0-1 Notes by AA
Saemisch vs Alekhine, 1943  
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 27 moves, 0-1

Colle Zuk / Odd Stonewall Dutch (D02) 0-1 Hellacious Black EG!!
Denker vs G Abrahams, 1946 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 52 in The Fireside Book of Chess by Chernev & Reinfeld
H Steiner vs J C Thompson, 1940 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian set-up vs Rat/Pirc Def (B07) 0-1 Black hits f2, h2
K Klaman vs Ufimtsev, 1947 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

G33 inThe Soviet Champships by Mark Taimanov & Bernard Cafferty
G Ilivitsky vs Kholmov, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: General (C46) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1943 
(C46) Three Knights, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Classical (B72) 1-0 AA missed earlier mate
Alekhine vs P Schmidt, 1941 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 74 in The Fireside Book of Chess by Chernev & Reinfeld
Euwe vs W J Muhring, 1947 
(A04) Reti Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Colle 5.c3 System ML (D05) 1-0 Kside attack; Q drops in #
Koltanowski vs NN, 1941
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20)1-0 N sac for Greco's #
Koltanowski vs D Saxton, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Both Qs come out early!
Welch vs NN, 1940 
(B32) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Morphy Gambit. Andreaschek Gambit (B21) 1-0Reinfeld #
I A Horowitz vs C W Hrissikopoulos, 1941 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Classical Def (C83) 1-0 Blind sac attack!
Fine vs H Helms, 1945 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 1-0

QGD: Hastings Var (D30) 1-0 Pin, 0-0-0, N sac vs. uncastled K
B Gruber vs M Radojcic, 1947 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

QGD: Harrwitz Attk vs Bb7 (D37) 1-0 P roller into Gueridon Mate
Ufimtsev vs B Verlinsky, 1945 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Worrall Attk Delayed 0-0 (C86) 1-0 Promo #
Keres vs J Turn, 1943 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

QGA. Normal (D25) 1-0 Fred Reinfeld's favourite game.
F Reinfeld vs J Battell, 1940 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Soultanbeieff Var (D16) 1-0 Back rank mating combo!
Kotov vs Alatortsev, 1942 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Checkmate! by Koltanowski & Finkelstein (1978) on p.120
O Kaila vs P V Kivi, 1949 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 0-1 Keres' Three on the 3rd Mate
B Malksoo vs Keres, 1940 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Fraser Def (C40) 0-1 Four on the 3rd to Mate
NN vs Keres, 1940 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Center Attack (C84) 1-0 Prevent castling
K Richter vs F Nuernberg, 1949 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 16 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Perreux Var (C55) 0-1Moscow bully B
Estrin vs Koptev, 1941 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird. Paulsen Var (C61) 1/2-1/2 cafeteria closing
Smyslov vs Bronstein, 1944 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Center Var (C43) 1-0She's overworked
Smyslov vs Lilienthal, 1941 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

QID: Fianchetto. Rubinstein Var (E16) 1-0 Smothered Mate
Fine vs H Sussman, 1943 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: General (D20) 1-0Big grin on your face
H Bernstein vs Bisguier, 1946 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 46 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov Var (B17)1-0 continuance Pillsbury's Mate
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1946 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Chigorin Def Panov System (C99) 1/2 - KEG
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

G46 in Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the CMasters by Reinfeld
Pilnik vs Najdorf, 1942 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 32 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Pins
P Schmidt vs T Regedzinski, 1941 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Positional Def Closed Line (E95) 0-1 Sharp
I Nei vs Petrosian, 1946 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 28 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: General (A53) 0-1 Devestating N+ next
G Hartleb vs R Byrne, 1946 
(A53) Old Indian, 20 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2 Read blogger notes
Evans vs H Gordon, 1946 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attk (C56) 1-0 Q robs the pin
Evans vs A Sandrin, 1946 
(C56) Two Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 sac Nxf6 exposes Black K
H Steiner vs A Gring, 1946
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0 Reinfeld puzzle 32.?
H Berliner vs S E Almgren, 1946 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Var (E32) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Euwe vs Keres, 1948 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Dragon, Classical (B73) 1-0 White owns dark squares
L Dreibergs vs S Remigolsky, 1941 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 19 moves, 1-0

QGA: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Fantastic flush of the uncastled K
H D Evans vs Fine, 1943 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch. Accepted (C47) 0-1 21...?
Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1945 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer G. Ryder G. (D00) 1-0 Queen? Who needs a Queen?
E Diemer vs Fleck, 1949 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Saemisch Attack (B02) 1-0 Just take it!
Taimanov vs Tolush, 1948 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def Siesta (C74) 1-0 Pins
Taimanov vs G Zachodiakin, 1945 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Copycat / Reversed Semi-Tarrasch (D04) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Ed. Lasker vs I A Horowitz, 1946 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Keres Def (C92) 0-1 27...?
L Schmid vs Rossolimo, 1949 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Polish Variation (A46) 0-1 16...?
M Brunoehler vs K Richter, 1941 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Modern. Main Line (B05) 0-1 Pick on the Q
F Krautheim vs E Zemgalis, 1946
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 26 moves, 0-1

G26: The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Chernev
Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1946 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 42 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Spassky Var (D87) 0-1 Stockfish notes
B Ratner vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Nimzo-Dutch Var (A90) 1-0 Batteries up the middle
Najdorf vs Grob, 1948 
(A90) Dutch, 26 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Romih Var (D46) 1-0 KEG annotates!
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 18.?
Alekhine vs Sik, 1943 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 1-0 30.?
Botvinnik vs Szabo, 1946 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

NID: Classical. Zurich Var (E33) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Keres vs Euwe, 1940 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 55 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knts Def. Polerio Def Bogoljubow Var (C58) 0-1Corr
Young vs L Barden, 1945 
(C58) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 0-1 Royal fork
M Christoffel vs Euwe, 1946 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Quiet Variation (D30) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Bondarevsky vs E Gerstenfeld, 1940
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 78 moves, 1-0

Game 89 in '107 Great Chess Battles' by Alexander Alekhine
Saemisch vs A Medina Garcia, 1943  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

Game 56 'The Soviet School of Chess' by A. Kotov & M. Yudovich
P Romanovsky vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 38 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attk (C26) 1-0pin f7
Bronstein vs L Morgulis, 1940 
(C26) Vienna, 34 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: General (A53) 0-1 Bishop Pair sequence
G Ravinsky vs Bronstein, 1946 
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Blumenfeld Var (D49) 1-0 mutual passers
C Kottnauer vs Kotov, 1946 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 55 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Normal Var (A55) 0-1 Brilliancy Prize
J L Foster vs Kupchik, 1942 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 36 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Symmetrical. Pseudo-Catalan (D02) 1-0 Barda's Knight Blast
O Barda vs E E Book, 1947 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Two Knts Attk. Mindeno Exch Line (B11) 1-0 P Sac
Boleslavsky vs V Makogonov, 1940 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 36 moves, 1-0

QGA: General Line (D23) 0-1 14...Ne4+ is imminent
Radic vs Ivkov, 1948 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 0-1

G71'Botvinnik: One Hundred Selected Games' by Mikhail Botvinnik
Panov vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(C00) French Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 Correspondence Q trap
E Meyer vs W Rothamel, 1941 
(C26) Vienna, 23 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit (C28) 1-0 Omaha, Nebraska - not the beachhead
Margulies vs Lwow, 1949 
(C28) Vienna Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 0-1 Dbl Exch Sacs!
Levenfish vs A Konstantinopolsky, 1947 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

K's English. Two Knights' Reversed Dragon (A22) 1-0Safe cracker
A D de Groot vs N Cortlever, 1942 
(A22) English, 35 moves, 1-0

K's English. Two Knts' Reversed Dragon (A22) 0-1 Change course
Tirman vs Jollner, 1940
(A22) English, 27 moves, 0-1

LIFE Master AJ: What a great game of chess!
Euwe vs Denker, 1946 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

"Oh, Man!" (game of the day Mar-12-2013)
D Saxton vs H Ohman, 1947 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA. Abbazia Defense (C36) 1-0 Books and notes by Stockfish
Bronstein vs Ragozin, 1948 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 67 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Creative mini w/multiple threats
Y Dobkin vs S Weil, 1940 
(B32) Sicilian, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 10 in Learn Chess From the Masters by Fred Reinfeld
Boleslavsky vs Ufimtsev, 1944 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Prins Variation (B54) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Alekhine vs Manuel Cifuentes, 1941 
(B54) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 35 in 'Pachman's Decisive Games' by Ludek Pachman
Szabo vs E Lundin, 1948 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 44 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed (B25) 1-0 Kside assault withers to R ending
Gligoric vs Pirc, 1949 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish; 36.?
Sokolsky vs Kotov, 1949 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Russian Var (D96) 1/2- Stockfish, KEG annotates!
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 9 in 'The Game of Chess' by Harry Golombek.
Yanofsky vs J M Aitken, 1947 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 0-1 TTactics!
V A Vasiliev vs Tolush, 1945 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 46 in Steve Giddins' 50 Essential Chess Lessons
Yanofsky vs A Pinkus, 1942 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Two Knts Attack (B10) 1-0 Simple Attacking Plans
Rossolimo vs W A Winser, 1950 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

G19 in Najdorf: Life&Games by Najdorf, Mikhalchishin, Lissowski
Najdorf vs C Guimard, 1943 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

KIA/Chigorin Qe2 vs French f6 (A07) 1-0 Clinching outpost w/pin
Alekhine vs R Sucha, 1943 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Chigorin Def Panov System (C99) 1-0 Bam!
O'Kelly vs Unzicker, 1949 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 38 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E26) 1-0 Controversy
Reshevsky vs Denker, 1942 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 45 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Sudden lash out
Averbakh vs Kholmov, 1947 
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Watson and Schiller's "The Big Book of Busts", p. 217
A Davis vs C F Tears, 1944 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1-0 Stockfish
Alekhine vs O Novotny, 1943 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 51 moves, 1-0

G11 '100 Master Games of Modern Chess' Tartakower & du Mont
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1948 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD. Tartakower Defense. General (D58) 1-0 Brilliant!
Stahlberg vs A Becker, 1944 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 48 moves, 1-0

G17) Smyslov, Vasily. 125 Selected Games. Cadogan Press: 1995.
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

USSR - USA Radio Match (1945), Moscow RUS & New York USA, rd 1
Ragozin vs H Seidman, 1945 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 49 moves, 1-0

B26: Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
Smyslov vs Boleslavsky, 1945 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

taken apart like a Cortina Mark II at a Teddy Boy Festival
Y Dobkin vs M Grinberg, 1944 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Saemisch Attack (B02) 0-1 R sac for battery #
M Finkelstein vs G Kramer, 1946 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

French Def: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 Gueridon # next
Lilienthal vs A Chistiakov, 1949 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 1-0 The White Q is too strong!
Ragozin vs Kotov, 1944
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 70 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Advance General (C16) 1-0 Kside smash
Unzicker vs R Czaya, 1948 
(C16) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Short Var (B12) 0-1 Up, Up, & Done
Wosner vs Distler, 1948 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

C6 p.131 in Art of Attack in Chess Vladamir Vukovic
C Kottnauer vs Kotov, 1946 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C75) 0-1 Open lines
B Schmidt vs Fine, 1941 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. Open Var (C55) 0-1 Qless crusher
Harold W Liggett vs H L Marks, 1942 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Wing Gambit. Abrahams Var (B20) 1-0
G Abrahams vs W Winter, 1946 
(B20) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 1-0 Raking bishops
P Michel vs H Rossetto, 1947 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch / Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Bishop tactics
Z Solmanis vs E Gize, 1940 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 1-0

Game 70 in Botvinnik's "100 Selected Games"
Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1940 
(A28) English, 27 moves, 1-0

English vs Anglo-Indian Def. QID Formation (A15) 1-0 KEG notes
Reshevsky vs Keres, 1948 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1-0

"Tag, You're It" (game of the day Jun-24-2011)
B Tagmann vs Benko, 1947 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Defense: Rubinstein Var (A84) 1-0 Greco's # w/a pin
A Pomar Salamanca vs L Gallegos, 1944 
(A84) Dutch, 16 moves, 1-0

Scotch Göring Gambit. Dbl Pawn Sac (C44) 1-0 Finish w/4 Q moves
G Krauss vs R Vollmar, 1949
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Macho Grob Sicilian? (B06?) 0-1 Powerful Pawn fork & threat
Geis vs Bogoljubov, 1949 
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 0-1 Tournament link photo
K Richter vs Alekhine, 1941 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 0-1

QGD: Orthodox Defense. General (D60) 0-1 Mayet's # next!
E Gereben vs Komarov, 1949 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E02) 0-1 Rob the Pin
K Junge vs Keres, 1942 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 32 moves, 0-1

KID: Normal. Rare Defenses (E90) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
V Makogonov vs Bronstein, 1944 
(E90) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

"Senior's Knight" (game of the day Nov-10-2010)
D van Foreest vs J Mieses, 1949 
(B44) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 6.Be2 g6 (B58) 1-0 Criss-cross Q trap
L Steiner vs A Jacusiel, 1946 
(B58) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian. Exchange (B00) 1-0 Q hemmed in
J Mieses vs H G Schenk, 1944 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Mieses was 80 years old at that time. Christofel was 24.
M Christoffel vs J Mieses, 1946 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80) 1-0 blindfold simul
Koltanowski vs Vella / Russ / Cohn, 1939 
(A80) Dutch, 24 moves, 1-0

G131 in Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Keres vs Levenfish, 1947 
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD: Harrwitz Attack (D37) 1-0 Deflection sacrifice & mate!
G Goldberg vs V Chekhover, 1940 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Reinfeld's "The Complete Chess Course" pp 428-30
Aguileva vs Carlsson, 1949 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Guimard Def (C03) 1-0Raking Bs, Ns Invade
Euwe vs NN, 1947 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 16 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

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Keres vs Foltys, 1943 
(B20) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Classical Var (B18) 0-1 Beautiful battery work!
A S Neal vs Santasiere, 1949 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Modern Line (B76) 1-0 Spearhead
Boleslavsky vs G Ilivitsky, 1945 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Classical. Bg2 vs Bg7 (B58) 1-0 Corridor # w/R&Q
H van Steenis vs S Szilagyi, 1949
(B58) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed Nge2 (B25) 1-0 Climb the vine for Mayet's Mate
Evans vs Woody Young, 1948
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. Opocensky Var (B92) 1-0 Dbl R sandwhich
P Schmidt vs G Stoltz, 1942
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen Var (B80) 0-1Passer aides raking Bs#
K Laue vs B Koch, 1942 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 33 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45) 0-1 Shootout won by bigger gun
Denker vs D S Polland, 1940 
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 0-1

QGD: Pseudo-Tarrasch Var (D50) 0-1 pending promotion
Stahlberg vs C Kottnauer, 1949 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 7 from Best Games of Chess (Nezhmetdinov)
Aronin vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1947 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 25 moves, 0-1

May, p. 88 [Game 78 / 1481] from Chess Review 1940
Kupchik vs J Partos, 1940 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech Var. Classical System (D18) 1-0Bully the tied D
Lilienthal vs Aronin, 1948 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 39 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Queenside Defense (A00) 1-0 Crossfire on Kside
Sokolsky vs A Shifman, 1948 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch. Accepted (C47) 0-1 25...?
Bondarevsky vs Bronstein, 1945 
(C47) Four Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

Italian, Two Knts Def. Polerio Def Suhle Def (C59) 0-1Dovetail#
Bibikov vs Y Neishtadt, 1946 
(C59) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Accelerated Meran Var (D45) 0-1 32...?
G J Wood vs Najdorf, 1946 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

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

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Var (A51) 0-1 Vukovic Mate N-P-R
G Katz vs H Steiner, 1946 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 44 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Kholmov vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1947 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

French Def: Diemer-Duhm Gambit (C00) 1-0 Q pins N, Opera #
E Diemer vs Buerger, 1948 
(C00) French Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

French Def: Alekhine-Chatard Attk. Breyer Var (C13) 0-1 Promo +
S Nedeljkovic vs Gligoric, 1949 
(C13) French, 31 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Steiner Var links (C00) 1-0 Q trap
Grob vs G Fletzer, 1948 
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Delayed Exchange Var (D75) 1/2-horsing around
Benko vs Bronstein, 1949 
(D75) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5, 106 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62) 1-0 Nxf7 & keep a' comin'
L Barden vs M Dent, 1946 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

French Def: 2.Qe2 Chigorin Var (C00) 1-0 Kside pawn roller
F Bohatirchuk vs E Sadovsky, 1946
(C00) French Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Pins and penetration against the Maroczy Bind, 0-1
R Schmidt vs R C Simpson, 1948 
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 0-1 KEG annotates!
Euwe vs Smyslov, 1948 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 42 moves, 0-1

Mar-08-15 Phony Benoni: Spurious games of fame
W Zartobliwy vs K Wojtyla, 1947 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: East Indian Defense (E00) 1-0 4 Pawns attack
Koltanowski vs Firmino Tucci / Dean Silverstein /, 1942 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

"Headliner and Seidman" (game of the day Apr-28-2021)
H Seidman vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: General (B07) 1-0 29.? Notes by Stockfish
H H Cole vs A W W Tulip, 1946 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

White promotes his king (A18) 0-1 Sideways Gueridon Mate
A A Murray vs F Hebert, 1949 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 58 moves, 0-1

Request Remarks Be Removed
Menchik vs E Pritchard, 1943 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Czech. Classical System (D18) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Reshevsky vs I A Horowitz, 1941 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 42 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Var (D16) 1-0 The Double Double
F Ekstrom vs V Soultanbeieff, 1946 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Bogoljubow Var (D46) 0-1 Combination nabs Q
Fine vs P Robey, 1945 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

NID. Classical. Noa (E37) 0-1 Mating Combo Knight Roller
B H Wood vs P Devos, 1948 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 27 moves, 0-1

NID. Classical. Keres Def (E32) 0-1 Rolling knights!!
J Lokvenc vs Keres, 1943 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 35 moves, 0-1

KID: Normal Variation (E70) 0-1 Unpredictable
S Kotlerman vs Geller, 1949 
(E70) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Schlechter Gambit 3.Nf3 Nc6 (A02) 1-0 Early excha
H Rossetto vs J Canepa, 1942 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern Var (D50) 1-0 Correspondence
H L Marks vs S Werthammer, 1946 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 N+ is not best
Bronstein vs Panov, 1946 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 39 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. M.L. (C29) 1-0 He wrote the book!
G Renaud vs NN, 1940 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def (C24) 0-1 21.? Stockfish notes!
W Adams vs A Simonson, 1940 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Advance Var (B12) 0-1 Educated by Nimzowitsch
G Gamrekeli vs Petrosian, 1944 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: Fajarowicz Var (A51) 1-0 In the crosshairs
H Burdge vs E Nash, 1945 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Bustin' R Roller w/Q
B Nielsen vs H Nielsen, 1941 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1-0

QGD: Pseudo-Tarrasch Var (D50) 0-1 Q tied down to g2-square
E Richter vs Pachman, 1949 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech. Wiesbaden Var Sharp line (D17) 1-0 KEG notes!
Reshevsky vs Smyslov, 1948 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E02) 0-1 KEG annotates!
Smyslov vs Keres, 1948 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 57 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch (E28) 1-0 Rxg7 Decoy
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 72 How to Reassess Your Chess 4th ed by Silman
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 42 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Var (D47) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Bondarevsky vs Kotov, 1948 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

QGD: Orthodox Defense. General (D60) 0-1 Consolation mate
H W Jones vs E Shapiro, 1947 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

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

B's Opening: MacDonnell G. La Bourdonnais-Denker G. (C23) 1-0
Dr Donald McInturff vs O M Rolo, 1948 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Burn Variation (C11) 1-0 Dovetail Mate!
Petrosian vs Tarsaidze, 1945
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4 (E02) 1-0 N+ fork, back rank mate awaits
Petrov vs F Apsenieks, 1941 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 18 moves, 1-0

1.Nf3 f5 2.d3 Lisitsyn Gambit Deferred (A04) 1-0 h-file assault
Lisitsin vs Krogius, 1949 
(A04) Reti Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. General (C53) 1-0 blindfold record
Najdorf vs Avino / Ludwig, 1947 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Wing Attack (C78) 1-0 spoon and fork
Kashdan vs B Altman, 1942 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Simple minority attack win. Capa makes it look easy!
Capablanca vs Golombek, 1939 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 1-0 Simul
Koltanowski vs Alonso, 1946 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

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