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Attack & Counterattack in Chess
Compiled by JoseTigranTalFischer

Converting on Superior Mobility

Helms the one left standing after a blazing gunfight
H Helms vs O Tenner, 1942 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

The Scheveningen gets steamed in this Icelandic battle
F Olafsson vs J Gudmundsson, 1953 
(B83) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

I A Horowitz vs NN, 1940 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Alekhine strikes with Nf7!!! like a god of lightning
Alekhine vs Von Feldt, 1916 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Why You Don't Monkey With Schlechter
B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Mackenzie hunts down Black's king like a fox
Mackenzie vs J Mason, 1878 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

Schallopp gets in too deep and gets made into scallops
Janowski vs E Schallopp, 1896 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Fauqued Up
L Monosson vs M Fauque, 1935 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

ClowNN Act
Greco vs NN, 1623 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Colle rolls right over Black's non-defense
Colle vs S Landau, 1928 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Euwe shows the form of the World Champion he would be in a year
Euwe vs G A Thomas, 1934 
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical,, 26 moves, 1-0

A new meaning to the phrase "Maroczy Bind"
Maroczy vs Yates, 1924 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

"The most unkindest cut of all"
Marshall vs H Kline, 1913 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Winning a pawn and then the war
Gligoric vs C H Maderna, 1950 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1-0

"Lion's Meow" would be more like it
Unzicker vs Saemisch, 1947 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Forgacs rams his textbook attack home
L Forgacs vs E Cohn, 1909 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Blackburne breaks the symmetry and soon after, White's position
Englisch vs Blackburne, 1883  
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 0-1

Yet another Damiano carved into salami
J Krejcik vs R Muenz, 1911 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

What's in that can? Let's open it up
E Paoli vs C Kottnauer, 1949 
(B58) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Boden drops a bomb with a BOOM
G MacDonnell vs S Boden, 1869 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik marches to triumph under Stalin's eye
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Ordinarily known for sacrifices, here Spielmann wins everything
Spielmann vs Vidmar, 1926 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Bernstein scuttles Z-B's McCutcheon
O Bernstein vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 30 moves, 1-0

Mummified Bishop
W Winter vs Capablanca, 1919 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

Najdorf breaks out his shiny new defense
A Rico Gonzalez vs Najdorf, 1948 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

The zeroth World Champion invites the White king for a barbecue
J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

In 1901, Cuba; in 1921, the world
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

Lilienthal makes goulash out of Boros's Vienna Gambit
S Boros vs Lilienthal, 1932 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

The Falkbeer Countergambit scores a crushing win
V Castaldi vs P Trifunovic, 1947 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 28 moves, 0-1

White should have stuck to making shoes
H W Shoosmith vs Nimzowitsch, 1907 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 29 moves, 0-1

An early Meran scores a resounding counterattacking win
B Hoenlinger vs Kashdan, 1930 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 30 moves, 0-1

Steinitz's spectacular swan song
Janowski vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

If you want something done right . . .
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1923 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 33 moves, 0-1

Najdorf's flashbolt ...Bd4!! sparks a come-from-behind win
L Rellstab vs Najdorf, 1950 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 25 moves, 0-1

Lowy's opponent had NNo chaNNce
NN vs L Lowy, 1905 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Just another fodder feeding for Morphy
T Lichtenhein vs Morphy, 1857 
(C45) Scotch Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Movado couldn't do it any better
T van Scheltinga vs Euwe, 1946 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 0-1

Reti learns why his system needs to start with 1.Nf3
Reti vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Maroczy's concoction blows up in his lab
Maroczy vs Charousek, 1895 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

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