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Melbourne CC Idea for Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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It sounds easy, but it's not.

* English Bg2 vs Bg7: Opening Explorer

* English g3 by awe1 (70 games): Game Collection: English 1. c4.. any, g3

* Reversed Sicilians: Game Collection: 0

* CLosed Sicilians: Game Collection: sicilian closed

Van't Kruijs Opening/English (A00) 1-0 Smothered #
B Corneliussen vs Martin Jensen, 1991 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

KIA / Zukertort Opening: Sicilian (A04) 1-0 Q sac, B cut-off
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian e6, Bg7 (A08) 1-0 Force count insufficient
A van Weersel vs M Middelveld, 2007 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

English: Great Snake Variation (A10) 0-1 Delayed Dutch Leningr
J Rodgaard vs A J Mestel, 1978
(A10) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Double knight sacs assist h-file attack
Portisch vs E Haag, 1959 
(A13) English, 19 moves, 0-1

English, Agincourt Def (A13) 1-0 Pin, X-ray, Block, Spearhead
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1911 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

K's English. Two Knights' Fianchetto (A22) 1-0 2 Qside passers
H Heinicke vs P Harms, 1947 
(A22) English, 24 moves, 1-0

K's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 0-1 Double Rs sac
J M Craddock vs J Mieses, 1939 
(A25) English, 14 moves, 0-1

King's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 1-0Rollercoaster
Nakamura vs F Vallejo Pons, 2011 
(A25) English, 59 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Normal (A34) 1-0 Smothered Mate
De Fraenkell vs NN, 1934 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 5 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Botvinnik System (A36) 1-0 2 Q's lose!
A Reshko vs V Faibisovich, 1969 
(A36) English, 25 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Botvinnik System Rvrsd (A37) 1-0 N Misfire
S Shankland vs D Haessel, 2014 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 11 moves, 1-0

Smothered Mate B20 0-1 5
Molinari vs Bordais, 1979 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Closed. Chameleon Var (B23) 1-0 Smothered Mate
Anand vs NN, 1993 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 7 moves, 1-0

Black must watch those Sicilian White knights on the d-file!
H Andruschak vs L Strull, 1986 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 7 moves, 1-0

Sic Closed Chameleon Miniature (B23) 0-1Hole/Smothered Mate
Marjanovic vs I Zhivanov, 1946 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 6 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Discovered Dbl++
F Windekilde vs D B Jensen, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B23) 1-0 Pin to win
Hoang Thong Tu vs J Clavijo, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B23) 1-0 Long rangers on open lines
M Smits vs D Hamelink, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 What happened to her?
I Merkulova vs S R Sgircea, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Closed (B23) 0-1 Whipped from the opening bell
Pachman vs Najdorf, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

10. Bxf7+! preceded Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958
Bastrikov vs L Shamkovich, 1958 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix 3.f4, 5.Bc4 (B23) 0-1 Passer, R+ fork
M Al-Modiahki vs Ivanchuk, 2014 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 0-1

Closed Sicilian for Insomniacs
A Misetane Burjan vs K Albert, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto Variation (B24) 0-1 Q pinned to K
L Palau vs Najdorf, 1939 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 12 moves, 0-1

Game 41 in The Golden Dozen by Irving Chernev
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 3.f4 5.Bb5+ Grand Prix Attack (B23) 0-1 Irritating Q
J Wegerle vs Y Solodovnichenko, 2012
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 3.f4 5.Bb5+ Grand Prix Attk (B23) 0-1Dbld Isolanis win
M Thesing vs Ftacnik, 2012 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 She's caught in cntr
Fuller vs K Ozols, 1965 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sic Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) Mini: Fischer's Q trap or #
Humburg vs W Mandel, 1965 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)Discovery becomes royal fork
L Dambo vs V Pejnovic, 1994 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0 Nc7
G Schebler vs Marcel Becker, 2001 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0 g-file
Nezhmetdinov vs Antoshin, 1964 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Discovered Check is set
Hardesty vs Lee Koppe, 1982 
(B32) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Smothered Mate in 6 moves
Granter vs Haily, 1984 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) · 1-0 Smothered Mate
Margave vs NN, 1976 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 different kind of bad bishop
Hector vs J Vidarsson, 1996 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 N&B trap royalty at home
M S Tseitlin vs I Taimanov, 1981 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 1-0 N sac brings in 2nd N
P Petrovic vs S Lamoureux, 1989 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical (B56)Logical development suddenly turns sour
Beissel vs Winborn, 1985 
(B56) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Van Geet (Dunst), Myers Attack (A00) 0-1 White had no real plan
A Moskvitch vs L Day, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Symmetrical fios /Bird vs Melbourne(A00) 1-0
Larsen vs R Bogdanovic, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 52 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: English Var/ Dbl Fio (A01) 1-0 Busy wings
Ulibin vs T Luukkonen, 2003
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Var vs Tarrasch Def (A03) 1-0 Bad Black Bs
Tartakower vs L Asztalos, 1913 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Reti/Zukertort (A04) 0-1 N & R sac make way for N & R
G Brhlik vs F Berebora, 1995 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Zukertort/Botvinnik System (A04) 0-1 Hanging Bishop
P Biyiasas vs Dzindzichashvili, 1980 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Zukertort/KIA vs Sicilian Maroczy Bind (A04) 1/2-1/2
J Rodriguez vs Taimanov, 1967
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 0-1 Must know crusher
S Panzalovic vs O Danchevski, 1990 
(A04) Reti Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Pann-handler
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack 2.Qe2 (A07) 1-0 Exchange sac destroys def
Rasmussen vs N Kerins, 1973 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

KIA vs e6 Sicilian g6/Melbourne (A07) 1-0Mate threats on g-file
Zhao Jun vs J S Christiansen, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

KIA / Hungarian / Closed Sicilian (A07) 1-0 Bold Arabian Mate
Robson vs A Udeshi, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

KIA/Sicilian Closed (A07) 1-0 Impressive Discovery/Interference
K Shanava vs N Umudova, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack vs Dragon (A07) 0-1 R decoy sac for promo
Geller vs Averbakh, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Great Snake Var (A10) 1-0 Mutual Kside fires
Hertneck vs J Gallagher, 1997 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake (A10) 0-1 B sac! Long combination
E Nikolic vs Fischer, 1968 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

English Opening (A10) 0-1 The temptation here...
J D Thornton vs L Sanchez, 2012 
(A10) English, 23 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Great Snake Var (A10) 0-1 Corridor mate coming
Miles vs Uhlmann, 1976 
(A10) English, 43 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Defense (A13) 1-0 Notes by R. Keene
Staunton vs Horwitz, 1851  
(A13) English, 46 moves, 1-0

The Great Chess Tournaments and Their Stories by Andy Soltis
Staunton vs E Williams, 1851 
(A13) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 54 in Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs P Romanovsky, 1925 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

Q sacrifice, B check, and a rarity...K move to checkmate
D Cummings vs G Basanta, 1999 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knt Var (A16) 1-0 Penetrate h-file, 7th
Keene vs J N Sugden, 1961  
(A16) English, 20 moves, 1-0

King's English (A20) 1-0 Entertaining final sequence
Plaskett vs Miles, 1986 
(A20) English, 32 moves, 1-0

King's English (A20) 1-0 Capture, Recapture, Pin
F Rhine vs Dmitri Sergatskov, 2011 
(A20) English, 29 moves, 1-0

K's English. 2 Knts Smyslov System (A22) 1-0 Lasting initiative
Kharlov vs M Kobalia, 2003 
(A22) English, 50 moves, 1-0

K's English. Two Knights' Var (A22) 0-1 A fine finale by Black!
J Ragan vs Benko, 1974 
(A22) English, 25 moves, 0-1

King's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 1/2-1/2
Portisch vs Zsofia Polgar, 1996
(A25) English, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

K's English. Taimanov Var (A25) 1-0 Exchanges prep N invasion
N Davies vs C Duncan, 1999 
(A25) English, 30 moves, 1-0

eng 0-1 Snygg Matt. damoffer, sen tornschack m.mSPELA!
S Lorenz vs Andrey Orlov, 2001 
(A25) English, 17 moves, 0-1

K's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 1-0 Two White forks
K Ozols vs P Reid, 1937 
(A25) English, 8 moves, 1-0

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

K's English, Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 0-1 Notes by Wade
Saidy vs Fischer, 1968  
(A25) English, 35 moves, 0-1

King's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 1/2-1/2
Karpov vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1973 
(A25) English, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's English. 3Knights (A27) 1-0 Standard fianchetto trap
D Andreikin vs Karjakin, 2010 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Normal (A34) 1-0 Q trap
A Rocha vs E Gonzalez Haro, 1965 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 12 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Fianchetto (A36) 0-1 Youngster drops a B
Carlsen vs J Svindahl, 2000 
(A36) English, 42 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical (A36) 0-1Bad Knight vs Good Bishop
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical Botvinnik System (A36) 1-0 Tactics abound
H Gabuzyan vs T Nabaty, 2012
(A36) English, 36 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Def. 2c4 Staunton-Cochrane Var (B20) 0-1 Connected Ps
H Rossetto vs Huebner, 1972 
(B20) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Bowdler Attack (B20) 1-0 Clear the way for passer
Anderssen vs Szen, 1851 
(B20) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

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

Grand Prix Attack (B23) Q decoy sac then discovery ala Harrwitz
K Thompson vs F Rhine, 1992 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Impressive Sac Attack
J F Villarreal Felix vs N Ristic, 1975 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B23) 1-0 26.Nh7# Smothered Mate
A Bodnaruk vs V Gunina, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed 6Be3, Ne2 Fianchetto(B24) 1-0 N sac boosts attk
G Crown vs Kotov, 1947 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto Var (B24) 0-1 N sac for Kside attk
Smyslov vs Szabo, 1949 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Closed. Fianchetto Var (B24) 0-1 2 Hogs on 2nd
Capablanca vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1925 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 75 in Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis
H Wolf vs Lasker, 1923 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Botvinnik Def. I Edge Var (B25) 1-0Pile on pin
I Bilek vs Gheorghiu, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 5Bc4 Grand Prix Attk. Schofman Var (B23) 0-1 Push back
J Edeling vs H Van Kooten, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 3.f4 5.Bc5 Grand Prix Attk (B23) 0-1 White drops Ps
M Thesing vs M Parligras, 2011 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 3.f4 5.Bc5 Grand Prix Attk (B23) 0-1 White is up 4 Ps?
Short vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 60 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed 6.f4 7.Nf3 (B25) 0-1 Doubled Rs on g-file
Spassky vs Portisch, 1982 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed 6.f4 7.Nf3 (B25) 0-1 Close but costly loss
Spassky vs Portisch, 1980 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed 6.f4 7.Nf3 (B25) 0-1 More pawns
Spassky vs Judit Polgar, 1995 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed 6.f4 7.Nf3 (B25) 0-1 47...Bb4 is not foolish
Spassky vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 47 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed 4.Bg2, f4 (B26) 0-1 Black N tour security for Q
R Hawkes vs K Spraggett, 1986 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Decoy sac for #
Tal vs Y Rantanen, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 1-0
Yifan Hou vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2008
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0Blitz
Svidler vs R Mamedov, 2010 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 60 moves, 1-0

John Nunn's 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures -- see notes
Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1983 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

French vs King's Indian Attack (B40)1-0 Backward f-pawn problem
S Kindermann vs Short, 1987 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Swiss Cheese Variation (B42) 0-1 33...e2!
M Wei vs J Ikeda, 2013 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 37 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Fianchetto Def/Reverse Vienna C60) 0-1Pile on Pin
I Khairullin vs M Kobalia, 2004 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 319 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Gligoric, 1980 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed 2...d6 3.f4 Grand Prix Attk (B23) 1-0Pawn gifts
Nakamura vs W M Buehl, 2001
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 30: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
Kaprinay vs H Hubner, 1926 
(A25) English, 8 moves, 1-0

D02 1-0 50 annotations from Shereshevsky's "Endgame Strategy"
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1922 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical (A04) 1-0 Instructive R ending
M Turov vs T Sachdev, 2012 
(A04) Reti Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

Closed Sicilian with three passed pawns in the center
Carlsen vs F Vallejo Pons, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian (A07) 1-0 The passer dictates
B Amin vs G Gajewski, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

King's English. Two Ns Reversed Dragon (A22) 1-0Chipmunk Chess?
Nakamura vs Navara, 2012 
(A22) English, 34 moves, 1-0

French Chigorin 2.Qe2 Big Clamp (C00) 1-0 Black's space leaks
R Rapport vs M Bluebaum, 2015 
(C00) French Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed/Grand Prix Attk 5.Bc4 (B23) 0-1 Tactics, Count
B Carlier vs I Rogers, 1991
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Bg2, Ne2, Be3 (B24) 0-1 Q sac mating attack
M Rogan vs J A Rizzitano, 1989 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 0-1

Grand Prix Attk 5.Bc4 (B23) 1-0 Pin, Distract K as Defender
T Farley vs M Kawuma, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Botvinnik System Reversd (A37) 1-0 Active
D K Johansen vs S Soylu, 2002 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21) 1-0 Closed center
D H Campora vs I Herrera, 1999
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 27 moves, 1-0

K's English Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 1-0 From a distance
V Gavrilov vs G Dupont, 2003 
(A25) English, 19 moves, 1-0

K's English Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 0-1
S De Gondo vs S Bhawoodien, 2003
(A25) English, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 5.Bc4 Grand Prix Attk (B23) 1-0 Black was closing in..
B R Anderson vs B Lim, 2003
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 1-0 Tremendous squeeze
L Day vs J Levitt, 2005 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 70 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Botvinnik System Reversed (A37) 0-1
M Ilijc vs N Minev, 1972
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Botvinnik System Reversed (A37) 0-1
G Estevez Morales vs N Minev, 1973
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 0-1

Hybrid KIA vs Sicilian (A07) 1-0 Dbl Rs on open file
H Hamdouchi vs M Bezold, 1999 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

KIA (A07) 0-1 Trapped Bishop is attacked with 12. ... e5
B Khotenashvili vs Lagno, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B25) 1-0 Variation of Arabian Mate
Spassky vs Larsen, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Staunton-Cochrane Variation (B20) 1-0 Q trap
B Wall vs Farmer, 1989 
(B20) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Sicilian/French (A04) 1-0 From pickle to absolute pin
Fischer vs Ruben Rodriguez, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

If you need to use your K to solve a problem, you probably have
Vasiukov vs Taimanov, 1965 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 When the knights come off, the g
J Trapl vs M Manik, 2003 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

KIA/Closed Sicilian 6.Be3 (B25)0-1 Kside sac attack is thwarted
Yudasin vs Gelfand, 1991 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. 2 Knts (A37) 1-0 Exchange sac opens lines
G Schwartzman vs P Moulin, 1995
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Kramnik Variation/Symmetrical (B40) 1-0blitz mistakes
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1970  
(B40) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: English Var (A01) 1-0 Video link
Larsen vs Kavalek, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sic Dragon (A07) 1-0 "Outrageous" mating net!
Fischer vs J Durao, 1966 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Ch URS (select) (1983), Volgodonsk (Russia)
Yurtaev vs Dolmatov, 1983
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 15 in The Art of Chess Analysis by GM Jan Timman
Geller vs Spassky, 1975 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 11 in Grandmaster Performance by Lev Polugaevsky
Polugaevsky vs L Maslov, 1963 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

KIA Ne2 Dbl Fio (A07) 0-1 Kside pins break White
Rodolfo Cardoso vs Ivkov, 1973 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 1-0 N support and N fork
Karpov vs Fedin, 1964 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Modern Variations (B50) 1-0 Q Sabates Moments
Vasiukov vs S Garcia Martinez, 1974
(B50) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

French Def vs Chigorin Qe2, Bg2 (C00) 0-1 Black Sicilian Bg7
E Bricard vs Barsov, 2004
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

KIA vs c5, e5 Botvinnik System (A07) 0-1 Pins are a witch
K Gojny vs A C Calotescu, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Botvinnik System Reversed (A37) 0-1 Corner
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2011 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 0-1

"Rock the Csaba" (game of the day Jan-10-16) 13. d4 ouch!
W So vs C Balogh, 2015 
(A21) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Big Clamp (B25) 1-0 Bf6 outpost; Q sac opens h-file
D Svetushkin vs V Economescu, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game, Paulsen-Mieses (C26) 1-0 Q enters via h-file
Chigorin vs Schiffers, 1897 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Hungarian/Closed Sicilian (A00) 1-0?? Bad ruling
M Socko vs S Foisor, 2008 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 60 moves, 1-0

pg 96 from Emms book: KIA
Bologan vs N Firman, 2002 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed Var (B25) 1-0 Arabian # plus Bishop
Spassky vs Beickert, 1991 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed 6.Be3 (B25) 0-1 White knight gets trapped
C Maalouf vs W Schmidt, 1961 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack 3.Qe2 vs Sicilian Ne7 (A07) 0-1 Spearhead
G Cappello vs L Schmid, 1964
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

King's English. Troger Defense (A21) 0-1 Dramatic!
Seirawan vs Suttles, 1981 
(A21) English, 41 moves, 0-1

King's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 1-0
K Darga vs D Keller, 1958
(A25) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Copycat (B20) 1/2-1/2 Move 12 is very similar
P Du Chattel vs R Hartoch, 1975 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mieses Opening: Reversed Rat (A00) 0-1 Bad kNight!
A Natri vs H Kallio, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 63 moves, 0-1

Sic Closed vs Botvinnik System Rev (B25) 0-1 Remove the Guard!
H Tanner vs Shabalov, 1991 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 10 moves, 0-1

Big Clamp vs Dragon (B23) 0-1 Immediate P storm...N fork
Finkel vs Aronian, 2001
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

King's English. Taimanov (A25) 1/2-1/2 Ns tussle in center
Larry Evans vs V Liberzon, 1975
(A25) English, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def. Closed. Fianchetto Bg2 vs Bg7 (B24) 1-0 Pin
Granda Zuniga vs S Matthews, 2002 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Fischer, 1971 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Van der Wiel, 1983
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

F La Rota vs Fedorowicz, 1980
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 59 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs de Firmian, 1984
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 65 moves, 1-0

Hort vs Larsen, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

M Rivas Pastor vs Fedorowicz, 1987
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 54 moves, 0-1

R Ervin vs Tarjan, 1975
(A26) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Porubin vs Judit Polgar, 1988
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

G Huber vs D Filipovich, 2004
(A10) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Ashley vs B Kreiman, 1992
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

V Ciocaltea vs Fischer, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 69 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack Nd4 vs Bd3 (B23) 0-1
Gong Qianyun vs Yifan Hou, 2006
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 51 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack Nd4 vs Bd3 (B23) 0-1
S Dujkovic vs Matulovic, 1999
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 74 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack BxNc6, NxBc6 (B23) 0-1
H Mossong vs Robatsch, 1988
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Sic Bc4 Grand Prix Attk. Schofman f5xe6 (B23) 0-1Cops & Robbers
O B Vea vs S McGrane, 2006
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 56 moves, 0-1

Sic Bc4 Grand Prix Attack. Schofman ML QxQd8 (B23) 0-1 Passer
T Wedberg vs Kharlov, 1992
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 39 moves, 0-1

V Flaming vs Belikov, 2005
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 0-1

G Zimmermann vs Negi, 2005 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 0-1

A Bennett vs Dzindzichashvili, 1993
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Botvinnik System Reversed (A36) 1-0 51.?
Korchnoi vs P Bakker, 1976 
(A36) English, 52 moves, 1-0

D Norwood vs Gelfand, 1987 
(A36) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def Bc4 Grand Prix Attack (B23) 0-1 Pestering B pair
Judit Polgar vs Gelfand, 2003 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 48 moves, 0-1

SSicilian Closed 5.Bc4 (B23) 1-0 Deflection; up a piece
Timman vs C Baljon, 1978
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Erik de Coninck vs Edvin Jarve, 2017
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Smyslov's shortest loss in the database. KIA 3.Qe2 (A07) 0-1 16
Smyslov vs Hjartarson, 1995 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Grand Prix Attk. 5.Bc4 Schofman Var (B23) 1-0 B+
Weeramantry vs Tingjie Lei, 2016 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Grand Prix Attk 6.Be2 (B23) 1-0 Pile on & switch pins
L Day vs P K Wells, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 0-1 Damiano's Mate
Udovcic vs Petrosian, 1970
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

KIA Dbl Fio vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 1-0 impressive
Leko vs Fritz, 2000 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

P Smederevac vs Smejkal, 1970
(A25) English, 29 moves, 0-1

Sic Grand Prix Attk (B23)0-1 Qa5+ forks LPDO B shooting gallery
F Smrcka vs H R Engel, 1965 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Weeramantry vs J Ortega Valle, 2010 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 14 moves, 1-0

Old Sic Reversed Botvinnik Sys (B30) 0-1 Intereference passer
M Santos Ruiz vs Li Chao, 2016
(B30) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed Nc3, NxNge2, Bg3, Be3 (B25) 0-1 P majorities
J Sarfati vs I Rogers, 1988
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening (A04) Pin the Defender then snatch the Defendant
E Ghaem Maghami vs Chekhov, 2000 
(A04) Reti Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Kosten showcases the Botvinnik Attack in his book The Dynamic E
A Kosten vs G Lilley, 1999 
(A16) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Closed Nc3, Nge2, Bg2, Be3 (B23) 1-0 extra R
A Minasian vs T L Petrosian, 2006 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

Baile vs Taimanov, 1957 
(B20) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

A W Mohammed vs Wei Yi, 2014 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 27 moves, 0-1

D Tunks vs J McDonnell, 2009
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed 5.Bc4 GPA (B23) 1-0 Impressive Kside assault
J Aulin-Jansson vs H Isachsen, 2001
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 1-0 Q&R vs Q&R
Doda vs A Ornstein, 1975
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

KIA Na3 vs Sicilian Bg7, Bb7 (A07) 1-0 Outside Passer
Adams vs M Gurevich, 2000
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

K Lie vs E Campos, 2006 
(A15) English, 67 moves, 1-0

R Moor vs R Ekstroem, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 54 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Petrosian, 1975 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Gurgenidze vs Y Sakharov, 1956 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Swiderski, 1907 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Maroczy Var/Reversed Philidor (B02) 0-1 Battery
Felix Fischer vs Gruenfeld, 1923 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Grand Prix vs Dragon Ne7, Bg7 (B23) 1-0 Prep Mayet's #
P Jaracz vs K Rudolph, 2000
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Nge2, Bg2, Be3 vs Dragon Nge7, Bg7 (B25) 0-1
F Erwich vs T Horvath, 1996
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

KIA Chigorin's 2.Qe2 vs French Def (A07) 1-0 Hit the Q again
Bronstein vs O Pastuhoff, 1952 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Tal vs A Hermlin, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

KIA Chigorin's 2.Qe2 vs Botvinnik System (A07) 1-0
Tal vs H Liebert, 1974 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

$icilian Closed Nc3, Nge2, Bg2 vsDragon Nc6, Nge7, Bg7 (B25)1-0
Spassky vs D Griego, 1986
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian (A07) 1-0 Classic kingside attack, N beats B EG
Fischer vs Mednis, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 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

Sicilian Closed 7.Nf3 Nge7 Botvinnik Def I (B25) 1/2-1/2
Short vs I A Nataf, 2000
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA/Sicilian Closed Botvinnik Def (B25) 0-1 Promotion # next
E Bolshakov vs Korchnoi, 1956
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

KIA/Closed Sicilian vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 1/2-1/2
Adams vs Kramnik, 1999
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA vs Sicilian Dbl Fio 5.Qe2 Nge7 (A07) 1/2-1/2 Prefer W
Leko vs Timman, 2000 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Manh Tien Tran vs R Hovhannisyan, 2008
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 79 moves, 1-0

R Hovhannisyan vs G Vazquez, 2014
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wahls vs S Siebrecht, 2004
(A26) English, 24 moves, 1-0

A Istratescu vs A Fernandes, 2002
(A26) English, 46 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs V Osnos, 1970
(A26) English, 25 moves, 1-0

I Thompson vs J Rosenberg, 2001
(A15) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs A Istratescu, 1998 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Def: Semi-Averbakh. Pterodactyl Var (A40) 1-0Royal fork+
Robatsch vs S Garcia Martinez, 1974 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening/Sicilian Dragon (A00) 1-0 29.?
Carlsen vs K Holm, 2018 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Nine-man pawnless endgame... with three black knights
S L Sergienko vs G Vescovi, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA vs Sicilian (A07) 0-1 Notes by Alekhine
C H Alexander vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed Nc3, Bg2, f4, Nf3 (B25) 1-0 long diagonal opens
Pavasovic vs M Appleberry, 1994 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack 5.Bc4 Nc6 (B23) 1-0 Correspond
J Gather vs M Bock, 1999
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 NxNf6+ Remove the Guard
Ameyalli Avila Fraire vs S Logothetis, 2019 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 11 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 0-1
L Bruzon Batista vs Topalov, 2005 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

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

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

Sicil Closed 5.Bc4 Nc6 (B23) 0-1 Black space advantage, B trap
R Tischbierek vs G Timoshchenko, 1991
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Chigorin 2.Qe2 (C00) 0-1 Pawn roller, N sac
Joao Nuno Baptista Valente vs M Percivaldi, 2017 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

KIA Dbl Fio Bg2, Bb2 vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 1-0
Reshevsky vs Robert E Byrne, 1969 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian/English Symmetrical. Botvinnik System (A36) 0-1
Vladimir Petrov vs J Rejfir, 1933 
(A36) English, 63 moves, 0-1

$icilian Closed Nc3, Nge2, Bg2 vsDragon Nc6, Nge7, Bg7 (B25)1-0
B Verlinsky vs V G Kirillov, 1933
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 0-1 Blitz
B Amin vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: f4 KIA vs Dragon (A00) 1/2-1/2 Even material
Sveshnikov vs S Makarichev, 1978
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Closed Sicilian Nc3, Bg2, Nge2 (B25) 1/2-1/2 R&B vs R&B
K Shanava vs C Emiroglu, 2012 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 204 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 1-0 Too aggressive
M Abdullaev vs G Guseinov, 2001
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian Dragon (A07) 0-1 Closed structure
J T Duncan vs Y Shulman, 2006 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Dragon 7.c3 d5 8.Qe2 b6 (A07) Battery on the 7th
Morozevich vs A Lastin, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Dragon 5.d4 cxd4 (A04) Blitz
Larsen vs Short, 1987
(A04) Reti Opening, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 22 in Chess for Hawks by Cyrus Lakdawala
Miles vs Ulf Andersson, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

B24 Sicilian Defence Closed, Smyslov Variation 7.Nce2
Spassky vs Hjartarson, 1988 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed Nge2 (B25) 1-0 Q vs 2 Rs; the power of check
E W Marchand vs H Ohman, 1940
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed Bg2, f4, Nf3 vs Dbl Fio (B25) 0-1 N vs B, P up
J N Sugden vs F J Kwiatkowski, 2008 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 50 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Closed Nge2 vs Nge7 Dragon (B23) 1-0Leaky fianchettos
Murey vs K Volke, 1991 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: UnClosed Bg2 (B23) 1/2-1/2 Swap down to Rs & Ps
Macieja vs Ivanchuk, 2002
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Walker vs J Emms, 1994
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Symmetrical (A00) 0-1 net 3 minors for the Q
M Knezevic vs Razuvaev, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

O Gadia vs J de Souza Mendes, 1964
(C00) French Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

J Emma vs Jacobo Bolbochan, 1959 
(A16) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 944 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
L Bruzon Batista vs Carlsen, 2005 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

G Johann vs Hertneck, 2003
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 1-0 21.?
M Czerniak vs U Rueetschi, 1981 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 0-1 Extra piece
F Libiszewski vs Jobava, 2001
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Closed Sicilian with colors reversed
Spassky vs A Medina Garcia, 1968 
(A26) English, 40 moves, 1-0

The Exchange Sacrifice: A Practical Guide by Sergey Kasparov
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1972 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 0-1 Heavy pieces enter
Bronstein vs P Cramling, 1993 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

"Pay Day" (game of the day Nov-03-2007)
L Day vs T Koliada, 1994 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

J A Grefe vs S Rubin, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian c5, d6, e5 (A07) 0-1 early h-pawn charge
Paulsen vs G Neumann, 1864 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetric. Botvinnik System Reversed (A37) 1-0Exch Sac
Ulf Andersson vs Seirawan, 1983 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical Bg2 vs Bg7 Rev Botinnik (A37) 1-0Crossfire
O Badelka vs E Can, 2020 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 1-0

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