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Gioachino Greco's games are worthy of study, a violent precursor to attacking artists Adolph Anderssen and Paul Morphy. These two giants take part in a King's Gambit section at the bottom of the list.

"The words of truth are simple." -- Aeschylus

"It is only after our basic needs for food and shelter have been met that we can hope to enjoy the luxury of theoretical speculations." -- Aristotle.

"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me." -- Jesus Christ

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." -- Buddha

"No legacy is so rich as honesty." -- William Shakespeare

"Chess is a fairy tale of 1,001 blunders."– Savielly Tartakower

"Pawns are the soul of chess." – François-André Danican Philidor

"You may knock your opponent down with the chessboard, but that does not prove you the better player." -- English Proverb

"I believe that true beauty of chess is more than enough to satisfy all possible demands." -- Alexander Alekhine

"Of chess it has been said that life is not long enough for it, but that is the fault of life, not chess." -- William Napier / Irving Chernev

"To play for a draw, at any rate with white, is to some degree a crime against chess." – Mikhail Tal

"Chess is an infinitely complex game, which one can play in infinitely numerous and varied ways." -- Vladimir Kramnik

"Boring? Who's boring? I am Fredthebear."

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

* Here's a link to Paul Morphy Miniatures:
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

* Many gambits from all openings by ECO code: https://www.jimmyvermeer.com/openin...

* Glossary: Wikipedia article: Glossary of chess

InkHarted wrote:

Checkmate.
I started off as an equal
I have everything that they do
my life was one and the same as my foe
childish battles of lesser
I won baring cost of a little
but as time outgrew my conscience
I found that the pieces were moving against me
with time my company reduced
they left one by one
all in time forgetting me
my castles collapsed
my religion dissuaded
my protectors in hiding
I could not run anymore
I have been cornered to a wall
as the queen left silently
without saying goodbye
I could not live any longer
she was most precious to me
I could not win without her by my side
so the king knelt down and died.

* FIDE Laws of Chess (2018): https://www.schachschiri.de/fide_18...

* Records: http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/records...

* Wikipedia on Computer Chess: Wikipedia article: Computer chess

* Susan Polgar Daily: https://chessdailynews.com/

* Prep for Ivan: http://gettingto2000.blogspot.com/

* John's brother Lee: https://hotoffthechess.com/

* Children's Chess: https://chessimprover.com/category/...

* Amateur / Pins: http://amateur-chess.blogspot.com/

* Improver: https://chessimprover.com/author/br...

* Jimmy's place: http://www.jimmyvermeer.com/
Jimmy is a CGs member.

Chess has six different kinds of pieces, and they all interact in myriad ways. Your opponent's own pieces can often be used against him.

While the Queen is the strongest piece, it is the weakest defender; and while the pawn is the weakest piece, it is the strongest defender.

José Raúl Capablanca used the principle "Cutting off pieces from the scene of action."

"Chess first of all teaches you to be objective." – Alexander Alekhine

"To avoid losing a piece, many a person has lost the game." – Savielly Tartakower

"Among a great many other things that chess teaches you is to control the initial excitement you feel when you see something that looks good. It trains you to think before grabbing and to think just as objectively when you're in trouble." -- Stanley Kubrick

"Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules, take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment." – Garry Kasparov

"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game." – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"Confidence is very important – even pretending to be confident. If you make a mistake but do not let your opponent see what you are thinking then he may overlook the mistake." – Viswanathan Anand

Aristotle once asked "What is it about a thing that makes a thing what it is?"

"It is only after our basic needs for food and shelter have been met that we can hope to enjoy the luxury of theoretical speculations." -- Aristotle.

"To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born, is to remain always a child." -- Cicero

"Life is a gameboard. Time is your opponent. If you procrastinate, you will lose the game. Make a move to be victorious." – Napolean Hill

"Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it." -- Sai Baba

"Chess is a miniature version of life. To be successful, you need to be disciplined, assess resources, consider responsible choices, and adjust when circumstances change." – Susan Polgar

"If you wish to succeed you must brave the risk of failure." -- Garry Kasparov

"Life is like a game of chess. I cannot undo the moves but I can make the next step better." -- Edwin Tan

"We do not remember days, we remember moments." -- Cesare Pavese

"Chess is a matter of delicate judgment, knowing when to punch and how to duck." – Bobby Fischer

"Attack! Always Attack!" – Adolf Anderssen

"What we think, we become." -- Buddha

"Avoid exposing your king to check." -- Yasser Seirawan, paraphrased

"Protect your pieces."

"Safety first is fine, but first, last and always is fatal" -- Al Horowitz

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship." -- Buddha

"Pawns are born free, yet they are everywhere in chains." – Rick Kennedy

"The task of the positional player is systematically to accumulate slight advantages and try to convert temporary advantages into permanent ones, otherwise the player with the better position runs the risk of losing it." – Wilhelm Steinitz

"Simple plans are best. Tactics will prevail." -- C.J.S. Purdy

"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." -- Buddha

"Creating little plans. Now, when we think about plans in chess, we think about grand grandmaster plans. You have to calculate ten moves deep. You have to know what's going to happen in ten moves, know that strong. What Jonathan Hawkins talks about IM Hawkins book: Amateur to IM is you have to create small plans which are doable which you can execute easily. One, two, three move plans which your opponent is not going to be able to prevent, which are easy to visualize and execute." -- @HangingPawns

"All things being equal, the player will prevail who first succeeds in uniting the efforts of both rooks in an important direction." – Eugene Znosko-Borovsky

"People who want to improve should take their defeats as lessons, and endeavor to learn what to avoid in the future. You must always have the courage of your convictions. If you think your move is good, make it." – Jose Raul Capablanca

"Life is a chess match. Every decision you make has a consequence to it." – P.K. Subban

"Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill." -- Buddha

"Chess is rarely a game of ideal moves. Almost always, a player faces a series of difficult consequences whichever move he makes." – David Shenk

"We should praise, rather, the courage of the player who, relying only on his intuition, plunges into a brilliant combination of which the issue does not appear to him too clear." – Eugene Znosko-Borovsky

"The beauty of a game of chess is usually assessed according to the sacrifices it contains." -- Rudolf Spielmann

"I can comprehend Alekhine's combinations well enough; but where he gets his attacking chances from and how he infuses such life into the very opening - that is beyond me." -- Rudolf Spielmann

"Self-confidence is very important. If you don't think you can win, you will take cowardly decisions in the crucial moments, out of sheer respect for your opponent. You see the opportunity but also greater limitations than you should. I have always believed in what I do on the chessboard, even when I had no objective reason to. It is better to overestimate your prospects than underestimate them." – Magnus Carlsen

"Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind." -- Buddha

"For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." -- Jesus Christ

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." -- Confucius

"Chess is not only knowledge and logic." – Alexander Alekhine

"Chess is like life. To succeed in either one takes patience, planning, concentration, the willingness to set goals, and an inclination to see deeply into things. You have to go for the thing beyond. Chess is about seeing the underlying reality." – Maurice Ashley

"Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence." -- Buddha

"Play the opening like a book, the middlegame like a magician, and the endgame like a machine." – Rudolph Spielmann

"I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves." – Bobby Fischer

"I used to attack because it was the only thing I knew. Now I attack because I know it works best." – Garry Kasparov

"It is my style to take my opponent and myself on to unknown grounds. A game of chess is not an examination of knowledge; it is a battle of nerves." – David Bronstein

2. "I'm convinced, the way one plays chess always reflects the player's personality. If something defines his character, then it will also define his way of playing." – Vladimir Kramnik

"Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace." -- Buddha

3. "Unlike other games in which lucre is the end and aim, chess recommends itself to the wise by the fact that its mimic battles are fought for no prize but honor. It's eminently and emphatically the philosopher's game." – Paul Morphy

4. "Chess, it's the struggle against error." – Johannes Zukertort

6. "Every chess master was once a beginner." – Irving Chernev

7. "Chess holds its master in its own hand, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer." – Albert Einstein

"Nobody ever won a chess game by resigning." – Savielly Tartakower

"However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?" -- Buddha

"The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made." – Savielly Tartakower

"It's always better to sacrifice your opponent's men." – Savielly Tartakower

"One doesn't have to play well, it's enough to play better than your opponent." – Siegbert Tarrasch

"Up to this point, White has been following well-known analysis. But now he makes a fatal error: he begins to use his own head." – Siegbert Tarrasch

"Of chess, it has been said that life is not long enough for it, but that is the fault of life, not chess." – William Napier / Irving Chernev

"The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness." -- Arthur Schopenhauer

"Chess is beautiful enough to waste your life for." – Hans Ree

"Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule." -- Buddha

"A chess game in progress is… a cosmos unto itself, fully insulated from an infant's cry, an erotic invitation, or war." – David Shenk

"It will be cheering to know that many people are skillful chess players, though in many instances their brains, in a general way, compare unfavorably with the cognitive faculties of a rabbit." – James Mortimer

"The pin is mightier than the sword." – Fred Reinfeld

"The defensive power of a pinned piece is only imaginary." – Aaron Nimzovich

"If you don't know what to do, find your worst piece and look for a better square." – Gerald Schwarz

"You can't overestimate the importance of psychology in chess, and as much as some players try to downplay it, I believe that winning requires a constant and strong psychology not just at the board but in every aspect of your life." – Garry Kasparov

"In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves." -- Buddha

"There is no remorse like the remorse of chess." – H. G. Wells

"By all means examine the games of the great chess players, but don't swallow them whole. Their games are valuable not for their separate moves, but for their vision of chess, their way of thinking." – Anatoly Karpov

"The only thing chess players have in common is chess." – Lodewijk Prins

"Those who say they understand chess, understand nothing." – Robert Hübner

"One bad move nullifies forty good ones." – Bernhard Horwitz

"If your opponent offers you a draw, try to work out why he thinks he's worse off." – Nigel Short

9. "Chess is the gymnasium of the mind." – Blaise Pascal

"The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve." -- Buddha

C.J.S. Purdy (Five times Australian Champion, IM, and the first World Champion of Correspondence Chess) summed up the answer to your question in one simple phrase: "Look for moves that smite!"

10. "Attackers may sometimes regret bad moves, but it's much worse to forever regret an opportunity you allowed to pass you by." – Garry Kasparov

11. "The beauty of a move lies not in its appearance but in the thought behind it." – Aron Nimzowitsch

"No legacy is so rich as honesty." -- William Shakespeare

12. "Even the laziest king flees wildly in the face of a double check." – Aron Nimzowitsch

"It is never safe to take the queen knight pawn with the queen – even when it is safe." -- Hungarian proverb

"The passed pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures, such as police surveillance, are not sufficient." – Aron Nimzowitsch

"Modern chess is too much concerned with things like pawn structure. Forget it, checkmate ends the game." – Nigel Short

"Pawn endings are to chess what putting is to golf." – Cecil Purdy

13. "Chess is a fairy tale of 1,001 blunders." – Savielly Tartakower

"Man's nature is as thin as sheets of tissue paper; the world is like a game of chess, varying at every move." -- Chinese proverb

15. "If you see a good move, look for a better one." – Emanuel Lasker

16. "The winner of the game is the player who makes the next to last mistake." –Savielly Tartakower

17. "The hardest game to win is a won game." – Emanuel Lasker

18. "Many has become chess masters, no one has become the master of chess." – Siegbert Tarrasch

19. "A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it." – Wilhelm Steinitz

"A good sacrifice is one that is not necessarily sound but leaves your opponent dazed and confused." -- Rudolf Spielmann

"We cannot resist the fascination of sacrifice, since a passion for sacrifices is part of a chess player's nature." -- Rudolf Spielmann

"Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement." -- Henry Ford

"No legacy is so rich as honesty." -- William Shakespeare

20. "Enormous self-belief, intuition, the ability to take a risk at a critical moment and go in for a very dangerous play with counter-chances for the opponent it's precisely these qualities that distinguish great players" – Garry Kasparov

"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent." -- Buddha

21. "Too many times, people do not try their best. They do not have the keen spirit, the winning spirit. And once you make it you have got to guard your reputation – every day go in like an unknown to prove yourself. That is why I don't clown around. I do not believe in wasting time. My goal is to win the World Chess Championship; to beat the Russians. I take this very seriously." – Bobby Fischer

22. The single most important thing in life is to believe in yourself regardless of what everyone else says". – Hikaru Nakamura

"A man of high principles is someone who can watch a chess game without passing comment." -- Chinese Proverb

"Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another." -- Marcel Duchamp

"The stomach is an essential part of the chessmaster." – Bent Larsen

"The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground." -- Buddha

"If your opponent cannot do anything active, then don't rush the position. Instead you should let him sit there, suffer, and beg you for a draw." – Jeremy Silman

23. "If you're going to make your mark among masters, you've to work far harder and more intensively, or, to put it more exactly, the work is far more complex than that needed to gain the title of Master." – Mikhail Botvinnik

"One gets to know people well when playing at chess and on journeys." -- Russian Proverb

24. "The ability to work hard for days on end without losing focus is a talent. The ability to keep absorbing new information after many hours of study is a talent." – Garry Kasparov

"You must work and do good, not be lazy and gamble, if you wish to earn happiness. Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.... I can't understand people who don't like work ..." — Anne Frank (1929–1945)

25. "Those who think that it's easy to play chess are mistaken. During a game, a player lives on his nerves, and at the same time he must be perfectly composed." – Victor Kortchnoi

"What is the object of playing a gambit opening?… To acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing a game." -- Siegbert Tarrasch

"Many Chess players were surprised when after the game, Fischer quietly explained: ‘I had already analyzed this possibility' in a position which I thought was not possible to foresee from the opening." -- Mikhail Tal

"I consider Fischer to be one of the greatest opening experts ever." -- Keith Hayward

"Adequate compensation for a sacrifice is having a sound combination leading to a winning position. Adequate compensation for a blunder is having your opponent snatch defeat from the jaws of victory." -- Bruce A. Moon

"Chess payers are an impecunious lot." -- Samuel Reshevsky

"It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways." -- Buddha

"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." -- Jesus Christ

"In chess the important thing is to apply what you know…it is important to understand that during a game of chess we do not learn things...we apply things we know (I keep stressing this)." -- Tartajubow

"It doesn't require much for misfortune to strike in the King's Gambit – one incautious move, and Black can be on the edge of the abyss." -- Anatoly Karpov

"It is no secret that any talented player must in his soul be an artist, and what could be dearer to his heart and soul than the victory of the subtle forces of reason over crude material strength! Probably everyone has his own reason for liking the King`s Gambit, but my love for it can be seen in precisely those terms." -- David Bronstein

"It would be as naive to study the song of the nightingale, as it would be ridiculous to try and win a King's Gambit against a representative of the old chess guard." -- David Bronstein

"Why are not more King's Gambits played nowadays? Well, in the first place, if you offered the King's Gambit to a master, eight times out of ten he would decline it, either with 2. … d5 or 2. … Bc5." -- Frank Marshall

"By what right does White, in an absolutely even position, such as after move one, when both sides have advanced 1. e4, sacrifice a pawn, whose recapture is quite uncertain, and open up his kingside to attack? And then follow up this policy by leaving the check of the black queen open? None whatever!" -- Emanuel Lasker

"Theory regards this opening as incorrect, but it is impossible to agree with this. Out of the five tournament games played by me with the King's Gambit, I have won all five." -- David Bronstein

"First-class players lose to second-class players because second-class players sometimes play a first-class game" -- Siegbert Tarrasch

"Weak points or holes in the opponent's position must be occupied by pieces not Pawns" -- Siegbert Tarrasch

"It is not enough to be a good player… you must also play well." – Siegbert Tarrasch

"Tactics flow from a superior position." – Bobby Fischer

"In Chess, as it is played by masters, chance is practically eliminated" -- Emanuel Lasker

"The passion for playing Chess is one of the most unaccountable in the world" --H.G. Wells

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me." -- Jesus Christ

"The older I grow, the more I value Pawns" -- Paul Keres

The sign of a great Master is his ability to win a won game quickly and painlessly" -- Irving Chernev

"One bad move nullifies forty good ones" -- Bernhard Horwitz

"Every Pawn is a potential Queen" -- James Mason

"Chess is 99 percent tactics" -- Richard Teichmann

"Chess is war over the board. The object is to crush the opponents mind" -- Bobby Fischer

"Chess demands total concentration" -- Bobby Fischer

"Chess is everything: art, science and sport" -- Anatoly Karpov

"Chess is the art which expresses the science of logic" -- Mikhail Botvinnik)

"I quote another man's saying; unluckily, that other withdraws himself in the same way, and quotes me." —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

26. "Boxing is like a chess. You encourage your opponent to make mistakes so you can capitalize on it. People think you get in the ring and see the red mist, but it is not about aggression. Avoiding knockout is tactical." – Nicola Adams

27. "Drawing is rather like playing chess. Your mind races ahead of time that you eventually make." – David Hockney

"No fantasy, however rich, no technique, however masterly, no penetration into the psychology of the opponent, however deep, can make a chess game a work of art, if these qualities do not lead to the main goal – the search for truth." – Vasily Smyslov

"When my opponent's clock is going I discuss general considerations in an internal dialogue with myself. When my own clock is going I analyze concrete variations." – Mikhail Botvinnik

28. "In life, as in chess, one's own pawns block one's way. A man's very wealth, ease, leisure, children, books, which should help him to win, more often checkmate him. – Charles Buxton

"Life is like a game of chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with IN-SIGHT and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are acculated along the way. We become each and every piece within the game called life!" -- Allan Rufus

29. "Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent's mind." – Bobby Fischer

"Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters." -- Gary Kasparov

"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing." -- Emo Philips

30. "Chess does not drive people mad, it keeps mad people sane." – Bill Hartston

31. "Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, chess battles." – says Garry Kasparov

"In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head." -- Arthur Schopenhauer

"During a Chess competition a Chessmaster should be a combination of a beast of prey and a monk." – Alekhine

32. "Age brings wisdom to some men, and to others chess." – Evan Esar

33. The most powerful weapon in Chess is to have the next move." – David Bronstein

34. "Chess is the art of analysis." – Mikhail Botvinnik

35. "Chess makes a man wiser & clear-sighted." – Vladimir Putin

36. "You can only get good at chess if you love the game."– Bobby Fischer

37. "The essence of chess is thinking about what CHESS is." – David Bronstein

38. "Chess isn't for the timid." – Irving Chernev

39. "Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe." – Proverb (Indian)

"The history of chess is largely a chronicle of self-imposed intimidation and untimely excitement." -- W.E. Napier

"If you have made a mistake or committed an inaccuracy there is no need to become annoyed and to think that everything is lost. You have to reorientate yourself quickly and find a new plan in the new situation." – David Bronstein

"You need to have that edge, you need to have that confidence, you need to have that absolute belief you're the best, and that you'll win every time." -- Magnus Carlsen

"Without error there can be no brilliancy." – Emanuel Lasker

"Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." – Sun Tzu.

"The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made." – Savielly Tartakower

"Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation." – Max Euwe

"He who has a slight disadvantage plays more attentively, inventively and more boldly than his antagonist who either takes it easy or aspires after too much. Thus a slight disadvantage is very frequently seen to convert into a good, solid advantage." – Emanuel Lasker

"Things often did not reach the endgame!" – Boris Spassky

"After a bad opening, there is hope for the middle game. After a bad middle game, there is hope for the endgame. But once you are in the endgame, the moment of truth has arrived." – Edmar Mednis

"The passed pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures, such as police surveillance, are not sufficient." – Aron Nimzowitsch

"Sometimes the hardest thing to do in a pressure situation is to allow the tension to persist. The temptation is to make a decision, any decision, even if it is an inferior choice." -- Garry Kasparov

"Chess is a great game. It's a lot of fun, but sometimes you wonder what else is out there." – Hikaru Nakamura

"There are two classes of men; those who are content to yield to circumstances and who play whist; those who aim to control circumstances, and who play Chess." – Mortimer Collins

"Chess is a game where all different sorts of people can come together, not a game in which people are divided because of their religion or country of origin." – Hikaru Nakamura

40. "Chess is life and every game is like a new life. " – Eduard Gufeld

41. "It's an eminently and emphatically the philosopher's game." – Paul Morphy

42. "Chess is as much a mystery as women." – C.J.S. Purdy

43. "Chess is an infinitely complex game, which one can play in infinitely numerous & varied ways." – Vladimir Kramnik

44. "Chess is played with the mind and not with the hands." – Renaud & Kahn

45. "Chess is a terrific way for kids to build self-image and self-esteem." - Saudin Robovic

46. "In life, unlike chess the game continues after checkmate." - Isaac Asimov

47. "Chess isn't always about winning. Sometimes, it is simply about learning and so is life." – Anonymous

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." --Confucius

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." -- Nelson Mandela

"It is by loving and not by being loved that one can come nearest to the soul of another." -- George MacDonald

"Dream big, stay positive, work hard, and enjoy the journey." -- Urijah Faber

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can." -- Martha Graham

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one." -- Mark Twain

"Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life." -- Arthur Schopenhauer

48. "When your house is on fire, you cannot be bothered with the neighbors. Or, as we say in chess, if your King is under attack, do not worry about losing a pawn on the queenside." – Garry Kasparov

49. "Learn to play many roles, to be whatever the moment requires. Adapt your mask to the situation." – Robert Greene

50. "Tactics is knowing what to do when there's something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there's nothing what to do." – Savielly Tartakower

"Some part of a mistake is always correct." -- Savielly Tartakower

"It's always better to sacrifice your opponent's men." – Savielly Tartakower

"The most important feature of the Chess position is the activity of the pieces. This is absolutely fundamental in all phases of the game: Opening, Middlegame and especially Endgame. The primary constraint on a piece's activity is the Pawn structure." – Michael Stean

"That's what chess is all about. One day you give your opponent a lesson, the next day he gives you one." – Bobby Fischer

"Winning is not a secret that belongs to a very few, winning is something that we can learn by studying ourselves, studying the environment, and making ourselves ready for any challenge that is in front of us." – Garry Kasparov

"I see only one move ahead, but always the best move." -- Charles Jaffe

"Your only task in the opening is to reach a playable middlegame." - Lajos Portisch.

51. "The highest part of the chess player lies in not allowing your opponent to show you what he can do." – Garry Kasparov

52. "If you wish to succeed, you must brave the risk of failure." – Garry Kasparov

53. "There are more adventures on a chessboard than on all the seas of the world." – Pierre Mac Orlan

"To play for a draw, at any rate with white, is to some degree a crime against chess." – Mikhail Tal

"I go over many games collections and pick up something from the style of each player." – Mikhail Tal

"The shortcoming of hanging pawns is that they present a convenient target for attack. As the exchange of men proceeds, their potential strength lessens and during the endgame they turn out, as a rule, to be weak." – Boris Spassky

54. "As proved by evidence, it (chess) is more lasting in its being and presence than all books and achievements; the only game that belongs to all people and all ages; of which none knows the divinity that bestowed it on the world, to slay boredom, to sharpen the senses, to exhilarate the spirit." – Stefan Zweig

55. "Chess is a sport. The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory." – Max Euwe

57. "Life is like a chess. If you lose your queen, you will probably lose the game." – Being Caballero

"Half the variations which are calculated in a tournament game turn out to be completely superfluous. Unfortunately, no one knows in advance which half." – Jan Timman

58. "Life is like a game of chess. To win you need to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with insight and knowledge and by learning the lessons that are accumulated along the way. We become each and every piece within the game called LIFE" – Alan Rufus

59. "Sometimes it's better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing." – Tony Blair

61. "Life is like a chess game. If you play the right move, at the right time you'll win the game." – says Sruti

62. "I prefer to lose a really good game than to win a bad one." – David Levy

63. "When you're lonely, when you feel yourself an alien in the world, play Chess. This will raise your spirits and be your counselor in war" – Aristotle

64. "A bad plan is better than none at all." – Frank Marshal "Even a poor plan is better than no plan at all." – Mikhail Chigorin

"So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you." -- Jesus Christ

65. "Chess is a simple game, but it is that very simplicity that makes the player's personalities come out." – Gamou Jirou

66. "Let a man play chess, and tell him that every pawn is his friend; Let him think both bishops are holy. Let him remember happy days in the shadows of his castles. Let him love his queen. Watch him love his queen." – Mark Lawrence (Prince of Thorn)

"Alekhine is a player I've never really understood. He always wanted a superior centre; he maneuvered his pieces toward the kingside, and around the 25th move, began to mate his opponent. He disliked exchanges, preferring to play with many pieces on the board. His play was fantastically complicated, more so than any player before or since." – Bobby Fischer

"The beauty of chess is it can be whatever you want it to be. It transcends language, age, race, religion, politics, gender, and socioeconomic background. Whatever your circumstances, anyone can enjoy a good fight to the death over the chess board." – Simon Williams

"For in the idea of chess and the development of the chess mind we have a picture of the intellectual struggle of mankind." – Richard Réti

"Chess is rarely a game of ideal moves. Almost always, a player faces a series of difficult consequences whichever move he makes." – David Shenk

"After a bad opening, there is hope for the middle game. After a bad middle game, there is hope for the endgame. But once you are in the endgame, the moment of truth has arrived." – Edmar Mednis

"There is no remorse like the remorse of chess." – H. G. Wells

"You may learn much more from a game you lose than from a game you win. You will have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player." – José Raúl Capablanca

"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." --- Isaac Newton

"My main purpose is to gain recognition for myself by means of a new idea of which no one has conceived, or perhaps has been unable to practice; that is, good play of the pawns; they are the soul of chess: it is they alone that determine the attack and the defense, and the winning or losing of the game depends entirely on their good or bad arrangement." - François-André Danican Philidor

"I've come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists." – Marcel Duchamp

Kevin Spraggett talks about his thoughts on what it takes to reach the magic 2200 level. "A chess master is a very competent player who has not only achieved the firm UNDERSTANDING that the game of chess is actually a series of 'mini-games' (i.e. opening, middlegame, endgame), each with its own very distinct characteristics, but has also achieved the ABILITY to construct his own chess game from these very same elements."

‘… I have always been an erratic player, even when I was at my best. At that time, when Marshall and myself entered a tournament, the general opinion was that we could as well finish at the top as at the tail of it.' -- Jacques Mieses, BCM, October 1944, page 232.

"There are two types of sacrifices: Correct ones and mine." -- Mikhail Tal

"My style is somewhere between that of Tal and Petrosian." -- Samuel Reshevsky

"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." -- Thomas Jefferson

"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate." - Isaac Asimov

"If you are not big enough to lose, you are not big enough to win." – Walter Reuther

"In chess, just as in life, today's bliss may be tomorrow's poison. – Assaic

"People who claim they understand chess actually don't." — Robert Hübner.

"At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box." – Italian proverb

"The game of chess is not just an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it… Life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often pointed to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with." – Benjamin Franklin

"Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece." – Ralph Charell

"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth." -- Henry David Thoreau

"Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good." -- Buddha

"Fact and fable are commonly intermingled, and chess historians have a hard time disentangling them, for the game's literature is particularly blighted by untrustworthy assertions, rickety anecdotes and dubious quotes. The intention of the Chess Notes series, which began in 1982, is to sort out fact from fable and to present fresh, accurate material." -- Edward Winter

"Wisdom comes alone through suffering." -- Aeschylus

"And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time." -- Jesus Christ

"Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying." -- Martin Luther

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting." -- Buddha

"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." -- Mark Twain

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -- Maya Angelou

"Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human." -- Tony Robbins

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." -- Steve Jobs

Two people are playing Chess. They play five games. They both win three games. Without any ties, draws, or surrenders, how is this possible?

Answer: They are playing with different people.

How many squares are in a chessboard?

Answer: 204 squares. 64 one-by-one squares, 49 two-by-two, 36 three-by-three, 25 four-by-four, 16 five-by-five, 9 six-by-six, 4 seven-by-seven, and 1 eight-by-eight.

Question: What did the chess player say to the waiter?

Answer: Check, please.

"From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow." -- Aeschylus

"Charity bestowed upon those who are worthy of it is like good seed sown on a good soil that yields an abundance of fruits. But alms given to those who are yet under the tyrannical yoke of the passions are like seed deposited in a bad soil. The passions of the receiver of the alms choke, as it were, the growth of merits." -- Buddha

"I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven." -- Jesus Christ

"Compassion is the basis of morality." -- Arthur Schopenhauer

"It is a well-known phenomenon that the same amateur who can conduct the middle game quite creditably, is usually perfectly helpless in the end game. One of the principal requisites of good chess is the ability to treat both the middle and end game equally well." – Aron Nimzowitsch

"I have always a slight feeling of pity for the man who has no knowledge of chess." – Siegbert Tarrasch

"Memory is the mother of all wisdom." -- Aeschylus

"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted." -- Jesus Christ

"The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom." -- Arthur Schopenhauer

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." -- Buddha

"When the chess game is over, the pawn and the king go back to the same box." – Irish Saying

"Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul." -- Democritus

"Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people." -- Arthur Schopenhauer

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." -- Buddha

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." -- Winston Churchill

"For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?" -- Jesus Christ

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy." -- Rabindranath Tagore

"And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." -- Jesus Christ

Black resigns.

Lay your sleeping head, my love,
Human on my faithless arm;
Time and fevers burn away
Individual beauty from
Thoughtful children, and the grave
Proves the child ephemeral:
But in my arms till break of day
Let the living creature lie,
Mortal, guilty, but to me
The entirely beautiful.

"The words of truth are simple." -- Aeschylus

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." -- Arthur Schopenhauer

"It is only after our basic needs for food and shelter have been met that we can hope to enjoy the luxury of theoretical speculations." -- Aristotle.

"The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows." -- Buddha

"A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word as good. What he quotes, he fills with his own voice and humour, and the whole cyclopedia of his table-talk is presently believed to be his own." —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

"I quote another man's saying; unluckily, that other withdraws himself in the same way, and quotes me." —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

"Young people of high school age can actually feel themselves changing. Progress is almost tangible. It's exciting. It stimulates more progress. Nevertheless, growth is not constant and smooth. Erik Erikson quotes an aphorism to describe the formless forming of it. "I ain't what I ought to be. I ain't what I'm going to be, but I'm not what I was."" —Stella Chess (20th century)

"Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks;
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one."
—Anonymous. Late 19th century ballad.

"Are sailors, frequenters of fiddlers' greens, without vices? No; but less often than with landsmen do their vices, so called, partake of crookedness of heart, seeming less to proceed from viciousness than exuberance of vitality after long constraint: frank manifestations in accordance with natural law." —Herman Melville (1819–1891)

"It's a great huge game of chess that's being played—all over the world—if this is the world at all, you know. Oh, what fun it is! How I wish I was one of them! I wouldn't mind being a Pawn, if only I might join—though of course I should like to be a Queen, best." —Lewis Carroll Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898)

"I do wish you'd stop reading my mind.... It's so frightfully disconcerting—like being followed up one's trousers." —Abraham Polonsky, U.S. screenwriter, Frank Butler, and Helen Deutsch. Mitchell Leisen. Col. Deniston (Ray Milland)

The Ill-Married

If worth, were not a thing more rare
Than beauty in this planet fair,
There would be then less need of care
About the contracts Hymen closes.
But beauty often is the bait
To love that only ends in hate;
And many hence repent too late
Of wedding thorns from wooing roses.
My tale makes one of these poor fellows,
Who sought relief from marriage vows,
Send back again his tedious spouse,
Contentious, covetous, and jealous,
With nothing pleased or satisfied,
This restless, comfort-killing bride
Some fault in every one descried.
Her good man went to bed too soon,
Or lay in bed till almost noon.
Too cold, too hot, – too black, too white, – Were on her tongue from morn till night.
The servants mad and madder grew;
The husband knew not what to do.
"Twas, "Dear, you never think or care;"
And, "Dear, that price we cannot bear;"
And, "Dear, you never stay at home;"
And, "Dear, I wish you would just come;"
Till, finally, such ceaseless dearing
On her husband's patience wearing,
Back to her sire's he sent his wife,
To taste the sweets of country life,
To dance at will the country jigs,
And feed the turkeys, geese, and pigs.
In course of time, he hoped his bride
Might have her temper mollified;
Which hope he duly put to test.
His wife recalled, said he,
"How went with you your rural rest,
From vexing cares and fashions free?
Its peace and quiet did you gain, –
Its innocence without a stain?"
"Enough of all," said she; "but then
To see those idle, worthless men
Neglect the flocks, it gave me pain.
I told them, plainly, what I thought,
And thus their hatred quickly bought;
For which I do not care – not I."
"Ah, madam," did her spouse reply,
"If still your temper's so morose,
And tongue so virulent, that those
Who only see you morn and night
Are quite grown weary of the sight,
What, then, must be your servants' case,
Who needs must see you face to face,
Throughout the day?
And what must be the harder lot
Of him, I pray,
Whose days and nights
With you must be by marriage rights?
Return you to your father's cot.
If I recall you in my life,
Or even wish for such a wife,
Let Heaven, in my hereafter, send
Two such, to tease me without end!"

1.P-K4 Damiano Gambit 4...g6 (C20) 1-0 Where's that K going?
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1560 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C23) 0-1 Decoy sac, Royal fork
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

François-André Danican Philidor (1726-1795)1-0Connected passers
Philidor vs NN, 1749 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Dr. Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825) Direct ancestor of Immortal Game
T Bowdler vs H Conway, 1788 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. 3.d4 Bg4 Opera House line (C41) 1-0 tpstar notes!
G Atwood vs J Wilson, 1795 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

1.P-K4 Napoleon Attack (C20) 0-1 Don't try for Scholar's Mate
Napoleon Bonaparte vs The Turk, 1809 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Clearance: 25. d5! threatens discovered check w/decisive effect
Captain Evans vs G Perigal, 1843 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

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

P-K4 Damiano Defense (C40) 1-0 Q sac, P mate
P Damiano vs NN, 1512 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

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

The oldest Latvian Gambit: Greco Var (C40) 0-1 Good blog notes
Polerio vs G da Cutri, 1590 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

King Pawn: La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 1-0 2...Nf6 is superior
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Damiano's Defense Refutation; See the year 1512
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Greco Variation (C40) 0-1 Dovetail Mate
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Greco plays the Greco Counter-Gambit and mates on f2!
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

P-K4 La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 1-0 Double check is mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

La Bourdonnais Gambit 2...Qf6 (C40) 1-0 P grab becomes Support#
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

The Oldest Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Cntrgambit (C40) 0-1
Hols vs Bucker, 1792 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

The "Chess Players' Chronicle", volume 7, p 369-370.
F Slous vs W Bone, 1846 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit 3.Nxe5 Qe7 (C40) 1-0 Dbl N sac ends w/pin on N
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1843 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

McConnell Def. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Qf6?! (C40) 1-0 Royal Punishment
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Napoleon Gambit (C44); an interesting game!
Napoleon Bonaparte vs General Bertrand, 1820 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. London Def (C44) 1-0 Open e-file; pile on pin.
P Bilguer vs Von der Lasa, 1838 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. London Def (C44) 1-0 Rob the pin Qside
P Bilguer vs K Schorn, 1839 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Ponziani Countergambit (C44) 1-0 Tactics
Captain Evans vs Horwitz, 1843 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening (C44) 1-0 A good tussle of time in chess
Horwitz vs Harrwitz, 1846 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Scotch-Goering Gambit (C44) 1-0 The 'Sea-Cadet' Mate/Legall's #
Falkbeer vs NN, 1847 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Saratt Var (C44) 1-0 Resembles Jerome Gambit
Shumov vs C Jaenisch, 1850 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Lolli Var (C44) 1-0 A SWIFT KICK IN THE PANTS!
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 14 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45) 1-0 Single Piece Mate in One
Staunton vs Harrwitz, 1846 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Horwitz Attack 4...Qh4 (C45) 1-0 Make an = or > threat
Horwitz vs Staunton, 1846 
(C45) Scotch Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Inventor sacs his queen
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1829 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. ML (C51) 1-0 Tactics -- White lines up & tees off
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

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

The oldest recorded game of chess!
F de Castellvi vs N Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening (A00)0-1 First castling on record; P storm
NN vs Lucena, 1497 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Damiano. Kholmov G. (C42) 1-0 Royal family fork+
P Damiano vs NN, 1497 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 1-0 Arabian Mate plus 1 move
Lucena vs Quintana, 1515 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 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

Twas played between James A. Leonard & Frederick Perrin
J A Leonard vs F Perrin, 1861 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

First ever recorded King's Gambit Accepted
Polerio vs Busnardo, 1590 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Closed 4.c3 Qe7 (C53) 1-0Decoy, P mate
Busnardo vs NN, 1590 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

In Italian idiom Black is "as dead as fried liver".
Polerio vs Domenico, 1610 
(C57) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 80 in How to Reassess Your Chess 4th ed by Silman
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C02) French, Advance, 18 moves, 1-0

KGD: Falkbeer Countergambit. Accepted (C31) 1-0 Stockfish
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

Famous old miniature. A witty Q sac for a mate. See notes.
Greco vs NN, 1623 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

QG Accepted Old Variation: Piece lost in 6. See Blogger notes.
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 6 moves, 1-0

An early French "Defense", Bxh7+, Ng5+, Qh5, g6, etc.
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C01) French, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0 Arabian Mate w/B help
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Cozio Var (C33) 1-0 A special gift of God!!
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0 Know this Unpin trap
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0 Bxf7+ traps Q
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

Rob the pin for it can no longer defend
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var. 4.h4?! h5 (C34) 1-0 R sac leads to K
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

A quick queen trap w/aid of a pin. Gambiteers must know this!
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 0-1

KGA Philidor Gambit (C38) Bxf7+ then discovery on the Q
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0Pry open h-file, sac, Q+, rob pin, #
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Italian (C50) 0-1 Typical attack, FIRST SMOTHERED MATE
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical Variation (C53) 1-0 Battery on h-file
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Closed (C53) 1-0 The Black Q is lost
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Tradition (C54)1-0 Q trap
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 K walk, P#
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

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

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0Rob the pin that no longer D
Morant vs A de Feuquieres, 1680 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Rosenthal Def 5...Qe7 (C39) 1-0 N ending
A de Lionne vs Lafon le Jeune, 1680 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 47 moves, 1-0

The Original Legall's Mate (The actual facts are disputed.)
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian(C50) 0-1Go straight for the throat!
C Lolli vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1755 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Two interesting famous men: Rousseau mates Hume with noble N
J J Rousseau vs D Hume, 1765 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Albin Gambit (C53) 0-1Oldie but GOODIE
NN vs D Ponziani, 1769 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 Q decoy, pawn mate
D Ponziani vs NN, 1769 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 0-1 11...Nd6 Q trap
D Ponziani vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1770 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

1st recorded Blindfold game, nice endgame win
J Bruehl vs Philidor, 1783 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

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

KGA Greco G. (C38) 1-0 Sac Nxg5, Bxf7+, Open f-file, pins, Qf7#
Philidor vs NN, 1749 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def(C24) 0-1Sac, pin, discover+, #
A Smith vs Philidor, 1790 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 Minors trap Q
Philidor vs NN, 1990 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 0-1 Rare NN win!?
Philidor vs NN, 1749 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 44 moves, 0-1

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit. Modern Transfer (C31) 1-0Lolli's #
Philidor vs NN, 1749 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Overworked K
Philidor vs NN, 1749 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 22 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Black missed chance after chance
Philidor vs NN, 1749 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Atta boy Atwood!!
G Atwood vs J Wilson, 1798 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21) 0-1 Best battery
J Wilson vs G Atwood, 1801 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 31 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Q sac tags NN in six!
NN vs Du Mont, 1802 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Rio de Janeiro Var (C67) 1-0Stockfish
H Hesse vs NN, 1930 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 1-0 Good shooting Emperor!
Napoleon Bonaparte vs Madame De Remusat, 1804 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA, King's Knight Gambit (C34) 1-0 9 consecutive checks
Allgaier vs NN, 1807 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA Muzio, Wild Muzio G. (C37) 0-1 There's a rat in the kitchen
NN vs J Sarratt, 1810 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Sarratt Attack (D00) 1-0 Both go after the c2/c7 squares
J Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

KGA Greco Gambit (C38) 1-0 Black moves pawns, uncastled
J Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Saratt Variation (C44) 1-0Pawn plus
J Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 Black Q must surrender to stop #
J Cazenove vs NN, 1819 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

KGA. Traditional Var (C38) 1-0 Q sac for a mating attack!
J Cazenove vs D Tomalin, 1819 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

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

The Turk was operated by Jacques-Francois Mouret
Sturmer vs The Turk, 1820 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 0-1

Chess Variant / Robatsch (B06) 0-1 Whirling Nf2+ Windmill!
Strickland vs The Turk, 1820  
(000) Chess variants, 38 moves, 0-1

Variants / French-like (000) 1-0 Sac, fork and pins
Cochrane vs The Turk, 1820 
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Lolli Var (C44) 1-0 Passer settles famous game
Edinburgh CC vs London, 1826 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit (C52) 1-0 An original beauty for the ages
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1827 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Romantic classic; amazing finish...most unusual promotion
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

KGA MacDonnell Gambit (C37)1-0 Sac Minors, Discovered+, QxQ etc
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Fine says it's the FIRST great immortal game of chess
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 0-1

QG Accepted: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 2 Q sacs, Lawn Mower Mate
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Morphy notes (Fritz disagrees), defeat snatched from jaws of V
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 44 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (C52) 1-0 Annotated by Morphy
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. De la Bourdonnais (C53) 1-0MorphyNotes
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 1-0

Black played a wonderful game in the style of Greco.--Morphy
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 0-1

page 66 of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Chess Games, volume 1
La Bourdonnais vs W Pulling, 1834 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. M.L. (C51) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

KGA. B's Gambit Bogoljubow Var (C33) 1-0 Nice N clearance sac!
McDonnell vs NN, 1835 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

QGA. Central. Greco Var (D20) 1-0 Back rank pin, support mate
Von der Lasa vs Hensel, 1836 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R. N. Coles
H H Boncourt vs Saint-Amant, 1837 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical (C53) 0-1 Now don't get fooled! See Greco-NN
Horwitz vs Bledow, 1837 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

QGA. Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0Bxf7+, Ne5+ Unpin, etc
Von der Lasa vs P Bilguer, 1837 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA. B's Gambit Cozio Var (C33) 1-0 This Baron could play!
Von der Lasa vs K Schorn, 1837 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 52 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Center Copycat @12 moves (C43) 1-0
A Petrov vs Allies, 1837 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

KGA. Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (000) 1-0 K walk
La Bourdonnais vs Jouantho, 1837 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Center Holding Var (C53) 1-0 Pins & P
Bledow vs Von der Lasa, 1839 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware (C51) 1-0Stockfish; 25.?
Bledow vs P Bilguer, 1838 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese CG (C23) 0-1 White Q attacks alone
Otto vs Von der Lasa, 1839 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 K walk
Von der Lasa vs Mayet, 1839 
(C57) Two Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

KGA. B's Gambit Cozio Var (C33) 1-0 R battery on h-file, 7th rk
Berlin vs Posen, 1839 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Unpin, Legall's Mate found in Reinfeld's Checkmate book
H Buckle vs NN, 1840 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 1-0 Rob the pin to win
E Morphy vs A P Ford, 1840 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

French Defense 3.c4 Diemer-Duhm Gambit (C00) 0-1 Rob the Pin f2
Staunton vs W M Popert, 1840 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Pin, R sac
Perigal / Pulling vs W M Popert, 1840 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. London Defense (C44) 1-0
P Bilguer vs H Schulze, 1840 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian 4 Kts (C50) 1-0Black unpin will fail
E Daniels vs G Walker, 1841 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Lewis Gambit (C23) 0-1 Deflection Sacrifice
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

G27: The Greatst Ever Chess Opening Ideas by Christoph Scheerer
Staunton vs Bristol CC, 1839 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Accepted (C21) 0-1 Black's passed pawn insures win
J Robertson vs E Williams, 1841 
(C21) Center Game, 25 moves, 0-1

p. 29; Impact of Genius : 500 years of Grandmaster Chess
Staunton vs Cochrane, 1842 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Bowlder Attack (B20) 1-0 Dbl Rook Sacrifices
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 
(B20) Sicilian, 20 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

(B06) The First Robatsch, 14 moves, 0-1 White missed P fork
Cochrane vs Saint-Amant, 1842 
(B06) Robatsch, 14 moves, 0-1

e4 c4 vs French Defense Hedgehog (C00) 0-1 White's own prison
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 
(C00) French Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined (D30) 0-1Instructive R play benefits Ps
Saint-Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Accepted: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Tour de France
Saint-Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 79 moves, 1-0

Game 6 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Saint-Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 1-0

KGA. B's Gambit Lopez Var (C33) 1-0 Black pays for moving Q 5x
G Perigal vs NN, 1843 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical 4.c3. Center Attk (C53) 0-1 K walk, Q&Rs sit
F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Closed (C53) 0-1 Going nowhere fast
E Rousseau vs C Stanley, 1845 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 0-1

The Wilkes-Barres is also known as the Troxler in Europe.
E Rousseau vs C Stanley, 1845 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. ML (C51) 1-0 Sideways Vukovic Mate!
Dubois vs Moore, 1845 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Horwitz Gambit (C26) 0-1Reti Mate before Reti
J Schulten vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

QGA Old Variation (D20) 1/2-1/2 Oops in the corner
E Williams vs Harrwitz, 1846 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Var (A83) 1-0 White Q hassles
Staunton vs Horwitz, 1846 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 56 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Defense 3...Be7 Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0
NN vs Allgaier, 1809 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Bowlder Attack (B20) 1-0 Jaw dropper
Kieseritzky vs H Buckle, 1846 
(B20) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def B Check (C58) 0-1 Bf2 a bit late
Anderssen vs Von der Lasa, 1846 
(C58) Two Knights, 34 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Q's Knight Variation (A85) 1-0 Sudden Switch
Staunton vs Horwitz, 1846 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Defense (C35) 0-1 TWO Ns on the 3rd rank!!
G Spreckley vs A Mongredien, 1846 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 15 moves, 0-1

KGA. Mayet Gambit (C38) 1-0 The Black K leaves his fox hole
Harrwitz vs E Williams, 1846 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Larsen Bg7 Var (C41) 0-1 Pin the Attacker
Staunton vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def ...d6, Bg4 Williams Var (B00) 0-1 R clears 2nd
J Withers vs E Williams, 1845 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Morphy Gambit (B21) 0-1 Raking Bishops
Von der Lasa vs Anderssen, 1846 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 20 moves, 0-1

QGD "Poisoned Pawn" Harrwitz Trap Unpin Extended Play
Mayet vs Harrwitz, 1847 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 44 in Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker.
Dufresne vs Harrwitz, 1847 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0Interesting threats w/Dbl Octopus
Harrwitz vs Mayet, 1847 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. B+ line(C42) 1-0 Gueridon # in 1
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1848 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

KGA. B's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0 Discovered ++ dooms Black
Harrwitz vs Anderssen, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 20 in A First Book of Morphy by Frisco Del Rosario
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

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

KGA. Traditional (C38) 0-1 Smothered # by 12 yr old
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1849 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Unpin, quick Gueridon/Swallow's Tail #
J Chamouillet vs NN, 1849 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 Offramp comments
E Lowe vs H Kennedy, 1849 
(B20) Sicilian, 18 moves, 0-1

Sic Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 d-pawn thrust removes the defender
A Simons vs E Lowe, 1849 
(B20) Sicilian, 7 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham Defense 3...Be7 Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0
H Buckle vs NN, 1849
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 22 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense / Dutch Staunton Gambit (A41) 0-1 Rob the pin
H Kennedy vs E Lowe, 1849 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 16 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 0-1 Oldest example?
W J Tuckett vs J R Medley, 1849 
(B27) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

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

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

Stunning odds game by a teenage genious in a mere 13 moves!!!
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Lionel Adalbert Bagration Felix von Kieseritzky (1806-1953)
J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

KGA Bishop's Gambit Cozio Var (C33) 1-0 Q & Dbl Kt. Sac
F Burden vs NN, 1860 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Morphy's only French Defense Advance traps White Q in 14 moves!
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def B Check (C58) 1-0 d4 saves the day
Dufresne vs Von der Lasa, 1850 
(C58) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

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

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

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39) 0-1 Dbl Attack w/+
N D Nathan vs Anderssen, 1850 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Latvian G. /Giuoco Pianissimo. Lucchini Gambit(C50) 0-1 P mate
M General vs Dubois, 1850 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

Shumov's Shocker!! in the Sicilian Defense (B20) 0-1
C Jaenisch vs Shumov, 1850 
(B20) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Italian Game, Classical. Albin Gambit (000)1-0 Odd but pretty #
Bird vs Pinkerley, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 24 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian. Advance (B00) 1-0 N&Q Discovery
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1850 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def. Exchange (C63) 1-0 first outing
Mohishunder vs Cochrane, 1850 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

C33 0-1 L. Bachmann: "Aus vergangenen Zeiten", Band II, p. 278
G Walker vs Harrwitz, 1846 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

Very interesting succession of pins and counter-pins
Michelet vs Kieseritzky, 1845 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 28 in The Golden Treasury of Chess Part 1(Games 1-250)
J Cazenove vs NN, 1817 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA Muzio Gambit Sarratt Defense (C37) 1-0 Helpmate
W Lewis vs NN, 1820 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

The birth of the Smith-Morra (long before Smith and Morra)
Kieseritzky vs C W Vitzthum von Eckstaedt, 1846 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 29 moves, 1-0

The Chess Player's Chronicle (magazine) by Howard Staunton
Horwitz vs Staunton, 1846 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 7 in 'The World's Great Chess Games' by Reuben Fine
Saint-Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 39 moves, 0-1

Ponziani Opening: Jaenisch Counterattack (C44) 1-0 Stockfish
Horwitz vs Kieseritzky, 1846 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware Var (C51) 1-0 Stockfish
Horwitz vs Kieseritzky, 1846 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Lopez Var (C33) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Harrwitz vs Anderssen, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 50 moves, 0-1

G1'The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas' by Christoph Scheerer
Polerio vs Lorenzo, 1580 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 32 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: General (C44) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 29.?
Harrwitz vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Kennedy. Linksspringer (B00) 0-1 Stockfish
E Williams vs H Kennedy, 1848 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Horwitz Attack (C45) 0-1 notes by Stockfish
W J Lewis vs W Perry, 1819 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit (C44) 1-0 19...f6?
Staunton vs NN, 1843 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Old Benoni. Russian Variation (A44) 1-0 notes by Stockfish
W Hanstein vs Von der Lasa, 1841 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Uncommon Stonewall (A80) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Von der Lasa vs Bledow, 1837 
(A80) Dutch, 37 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Slow Var (C52) 0-1 Stockfish Notes
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. De la Bourdonnais Var (C53) 1-0 Stockf
Loewenthal vs Szen, 1842 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 35 moves, 1-0

Harrwitz vs Horwitz, 1849 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware Var (C51) 1-0 Stockfish
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese CG (C23) 1-0 So young, calm, coool!
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Alapin. General (B22) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
J Schulten vs Saint-Amant, 1842 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 20 moves, 0-1

KGD. Classical General (C30) 1-0 Opera Mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA. Mayet Gambit (C38) 1-0 Berlin, GER
Von der Lasa vs W Hanstein, 1840
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 0-1 Correspondence
P Bilguer vs Angerstein, 1835 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50) 0-1 Correspondence
Leeds Chess Club vs Doncaster Chess Club, 1834 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese Countergambit (C23) 0-1 She gets ar
P Humble vs S Angas, 1850 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

On move 36, White finds he has put himself in Zugzwang.
Philidor vs NN, 1749 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 40 moves, 0-1

Double Duck Formation (A02) 1-0 Double diagonal checks
E Williams vs W Henderson, 1845 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

QGA: Old Variation (D20) 0-1 Sham Q sac removes the defender
E Williams vs Harrwitz, 1846 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Accepted (C31) · 1-0
W Hanstein vs C Jaenisch, 1842 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Cochrane gives queen odds and checkmates. Poor NN.
Cochrane vs NN, 1832 
(000) Chess variants, 14 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Queen's Knight Var (A85) 0-1 Stockfish notes
G Walker vs Saint-Amant, 1836 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 43 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical Var. Greco Gambit (C53) 1-0 Q chase gains m
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. De la Bourdonnais (C53) 1-0 R vs P
Staunton vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 72 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39) 1-0 Pins & P roller
Von der Lasa vs L von Perenyi, 1846 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 1-0 Stockfish
Mayet vs W Hanstein, 1837 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit. Accepted (C31) · 1/2-1/2
Philidor vs NN, 1749 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0 Semi-Smothered #
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game (C45) 1-0 The Black monarch walks up into checkmate
Staunton vs NN, 1841 
(C45) Scotch Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var (C43) 1-0
A Petrov vs C Jaenisch, 1844 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Lopez Var (C33) 0-1 R sac for P#!
J Schulten vs E Rousseau, 1841 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 0-1

French Def: Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 0-1 New York, NY
J Schulten vs C Stanley, 1846 
(C01) French, Exchange, 53 moves, 0-1

KGA Bishop's Gambit Lopez Var (C33) 0-1 Notes by Morphy
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

QGA: Old Var (D20) 1-0 futile attempt to hold onto the extra P
J Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. B check line (C42) 1-0 Qs enter
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1850 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Der Bayerische Volksfreund, 02.04.1840, No. 79, p. 628-629.
P Bilguer vs Crelinger, 1840 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Lopez Var (C33) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Harrwitz vs Anderssen, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 annotated by Morphy
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834  
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 48 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var 4.d4 d6 5.Nc4 (C40) 0-1
P Bilguer vs Von der Lasa, 1839 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

QGA. Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish; 28.?
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Ponziani Countergambit (C44) 1-0 Stockfish
Falkbeer vs R Schurig, 1850 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

it appears in Greco's... Orléans (n.d.) manuscripts.
Greco vs NN, 1624 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Janzen-Korchnoi Gambit (A80) 0-1 N+ Underpromotion
Mayet vs Von der Lasa, 1839 
(A80) Dutch, 45 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical. Greco Gambit Greco Var (C54) 1-0 Bs delight
Polerio vs NN, 1581 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Closed Var (C53) 1-0 Stockfish notes
J J Rousseau vs L F de Bourbon, 1759 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense: La Bourdonnais Var (C00) 1-0 Skewer
Bird vs G W Medley, 1849 
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Lopez Var (C33) 0-1 Find the sacrifice
Von der Lasa vs P Bilguer, 1839 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 0-1

KGA Bishop's Gambit (C33) 0-1 Stockfish notes; 21...?
NN vs Staunton, 1841 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. London Def (C44) 0-1minor pieces EG
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1841 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39) 1-0 Decoyed into Royal+
C Stanley vs NN, 1841 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

MONGREDIEN'S KNIGHT MATE!! It resembles Morphy's Mate w/Bishop.
A Simons vs A Mongredien, 1846 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Morphy Gambit (B21) 1-0 Mutual promotions
Von der Lasa vs Mayet, 1839 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 46 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Anderssen Var (C51) 0-1 Stockfish
E Rousseau vs Kieseritzky, 1843 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 38 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21) · 1-0
Harrwitz vs Kieseritzky, 1845 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 39 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C20) 1-0 Rob the pin to win!
J Schulten vs C Stanley, 1844 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Italian Var (C50) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
H Buckle vs Harrwitz, 1846 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 48 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Defense 3...Be7 Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0
Von der Lasa vs Z Jakovljev, 1842 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 20 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Damiano Variation. Kholmov Gambit (C42) 0-1NOTES
NN vs Kieseritzky, 1846 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Rousseau Gambit (C50) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
W Lewis vs NN, 1840 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

The wrong game score
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1/2-1/2 Stockfish notes
Staunton vs Saint-Amant, 1843 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Agincourt Defense (A13) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Staunton vs Saint-Amant, 1843 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 0-1

Scotch, Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Var (C44) 0-1
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1841 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo (C50) 0-1 Bxf7+ premature attk
NN vs Philip Stamma, 1737  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Lopez Variation (C33) 1-0 Rob the Pin
J Brand vs W Fraser, 1830 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

This is a candidate for the ultimate "Pac Man" combination
C Stanley vs E Rousseau, 1845 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Modern Var (B01) 0-1Tricky into Corridor Mate
W Hanstein vs Von der Lasa, 1839 
(B01) Scandinavian, 36 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical Var (C45) 1-0 What did 1842 look like?
I Calvi vs Kieseritzky, 1842 
(C45) Scotch Game, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Defense: Hanham Var (C41) 1-0 Bxf7+ initiates K hunt
A Kraetzer vs J Mosbach, 1842 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA. Salvio Gambit Cochrane Gambit (C37) 1/2-1/2
J Sarratt vs W Lewis, 1816 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Defense: Exchange, Qxb2 (C41) 1-0 Pin to win
Staunton vs Cochrane, 1842 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

variants KGA Bishop's Gambit less QR1 (000) 1-0 Balestra Mate
La Bourdonnais vs M Wyvill, 1840 
(000) Chess variants, 36 moves, 1-0

The earliest correspondence chess game score to have survived.
NN vs F von Mauvillon, 1804 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Q sac for back rank attack
G W Medley vs C F Smith, 1848 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 0-1

QGA: General (D20) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish; Dovetail Mate
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: General 0-0-0+ (B07) 1-0 The first of its kind
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1850 
(B07) Pirc, 19 moves, 1-0

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