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Compiled by fredthebear

Fredthebear isn't alone in the forest.

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

"After we have paid our dutiful respects to such frigid virtues as calculation, foresight, self-control and the like, we always come back to the thought that speculative attack is the lifeblood of chess." — Fred Reinfeld

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

‘May your Departures equal your Landfalls!'

"There is no jewel in the world comparable to learning; no learning so excellent both for Prince and subject, as knowledge of laws; and no knowledge of any laws so necessary for all estates and for all causes, concerning goods, lands or life, as the common laws of England." -- Sir Edward Coke

"Without integrity and honor, having everything means nothing." – Robin Sharma

"I am no longer cursed by poverty because I took possession of my own mind, and that mind has yielded me every material thing I want, and much more than I need. But this power of mind is a universal one, available to the humblest person as it is to the greatest." -- Andrew Carnegie

"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us." ― Winston S. Churchill

* 1947: USSR Championship (1947)

* Javed's way:

* Secrets of Combination from naku1964: Game Collection: Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters Volume II

"Whatever you are doing in the game of life, give it all you've got." — Norman Vincent Peale

"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows." — Ralph Marston

* Riddle-e-dee:

Sicilian Classical / Dragon (B72) 1-0 Lesser known nemesis
F Bohatirchuk vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B58) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical(B84) 1-0Sweeter than doughnuts
F Bohatirchuk vs N Kopaev, 1938 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 27 moves, 1-0

Fedor Bohatirchuk beat M. Botvinnik 3 to 0, with 1 draw
F Bohatirchuk vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 1-0

"The greatest chess game ever played." - Irving Chernev.
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Game 21 in The Russians Play Chess by Irving Chernev
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76) 1-0 N moves!
Boleslavsky vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B95) 1-0Bxb5 sac for unstoppable connections!
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1 N triple fork
Y Polyak vs Boleslavsky, 1938 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def. McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1/2-Important R ending
Smyslov vs Bondarevsky, 1940 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Spielmann (C13) 1-0 Greek gift
Bogoljubov vs NN, 1952 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

BDG Ryder Gambit vs pseudo Gruenfeld (D00) 0-1Black attks Qside
E Diemer vs Bogoljubov, 1949 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 170: Isaac Boleslavsky - Selected Games, Caissa Publishing
Boleslavsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1967 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Understanding Chess Endgames by John Nunn (#57b).
Bareev vs Topalov, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 61 moves, 1-0

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

Game 38 inThe Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time by John Emms
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

100 best games of 20th century by Andrew Soltis
Ivkov vs D Ciric, 1963 
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack: Yugoslav 5...BxNf3 (A07) 1-0 Beastly Bs
B Pavlenko vs I Solonar, 2001
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 130 in Pawn Structure Chess by Andrew Soltis
I Kan vs Boleslavsky, 1952 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Bronstein eventually became Boleslavsky's son-in-law
Bronstein vs Boleslavsky, 1947 
(E90) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Closed Showalter Var (C66) 1-0
Boleslavsky vs Bronstein, 1950 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 55 moves, 1-0

KID. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1
Bronstein vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 65 moves, 0-1

Game 57 in The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas by C. Scheerer
Kotov vs Boleslavsky, 1953 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 68 moves, 0-1

QGA. Classical Def. Alekhine System (D28) 1-0 Lose like a GM
Boleslavsky vs Kotov, 1953 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

KID. Double Fianchetto Attack (E64) · 0-1
Euwe vs Boleslavsky, 1953 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 53 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Pawn Center Var (C05) 1-0 Dark-squared P chain
Boleslavsky vs L Laurine, 1963
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Sweet interference!
Balashov vs A Lukin, 1967 
(B89) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open 3...d5? (B32) 1-0 Minors charge, majors pin
Boleslavsky vs B Gurgenidze, 1960 
(B32) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

B08 0-1 27
Boleslavsky vs Bondarevsky, 1941 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 27 moves, 0-1

E29 1-0 38
Bondarevsky vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 38 moves, 1-0

C17 0-1 76
Korchnoi vs Bondarevsky, 1951
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 76 moves, 0-1

C09 0-1 30
Panov vs Bondarevsky, 1937 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 30 moves, 0-1

Dutch Stonewall. Modern Bd6 (A81) 1-0 Tremendous Dbl R Sacs
Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Classical 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (A84) 0-1 R sac exposes K
Belakovsky vs Boleslavsky, 1938 
(A84) Dutch, 31 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Def: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Long range pieces hit!
Boleslavsky vs A Budo, 1939
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD: Tartakower Defense. Exchange Var (D59) 0-1 Penetration
I Pogrebissky vs Bondarevsky, 1939
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 30 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11) 1-0 R on 7th
Bondarevsky vs Panov, 1939
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 111 Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Bondarevsky vs Lisitsin, 1940 
(E09) Catalan, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

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

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

QID. Spassky System (E14) 1-0 Nc7xe6 fork
Bogoljubov vs P Leepin, 1941
(E14) Queen's Indian, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Fianchetto Def (C60) 1-0
Boleslavsky vs G Ivanov, 1942 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack 2...Ne4 3.Bf4 (A45) 0-1 Hanging out w/malice
Kotov vs Boleslavsky, 1945 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

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

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

USSR Championship (1945), Moscow URS, rd 7, Jun-10
Bondarevsky vs Boleslavsky, 1945 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

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

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Old Var (D48) 1-0 Greek Gift Removes Def
Boleslavsky vs K Klaman, 1946
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 25 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: 4...Bg7 and 6...NxNc3 (A48) 0-1 Connected
Bondarevsky vs Boleslavsky, 1947 
(A48) King's Indian, 66 moves, 0-1

Game 81 in 'The Soviet School of Chess' by Kotov & Yudovich
Bondarevsky vs Gligoric, 1948 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

'Interzonala Schackturneringen Saltsjobaden 1948' by Stahlberg
Bondarevsky vs Flohr, 1948 
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 38 moves, 1-0

This game won the second brilliancy prize at this tournament.
Bondarevsky vs V Mikenas, 1950 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 31 moves, 1-0

Bronstein married Boleslavsky's daughter
Boleslavsky vs Bronstein, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 107 in 'Soviet Chess 1917-1991' by Andrew Soltis
Szabo vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(E92) King's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 23 of 53 Instructive Chess Miniatures by Alper Efe Ataman
Boleslavsky vs Smyslov, 1950 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 4 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman
T Sakellaropoulos vs Boleslavsky, 1952 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Boleslavsky. Louma Var (B58) 0-1 find the mate
F Morel vs Boleslavsky, 1952 
(B58) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Classical. Flohr Var (B18) 1-0 Battery
Boleslavsky vs Sliwa, 1953 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) Var (B91) 1-0
Boleslavsky vs V Ciocaltea, 1953 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 21.?
Boleslavsky vs Kholmov, 1956 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 22 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Burn Variation (C11) 1-0 27.?
Boleslavsky vs R Teschner, 1960 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Schlechter Var (B08) 1-0 Strip the shield
Boleslavsky vs A Bannik, 1961 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack (B09) 1-0 A Knight on the Rim Wins
Boleslavsky vs I Mosionzhik, 1967 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch. Closed Var (E87) 0-1 Royal assassination
V Liberzon vs Boleslavsky, 1960 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 29 moves, 0-1

Colle System (D05) 1-0 promotion looms
Bondarevsky vs A Novopashin, 1963
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 1-0

G115 in Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Boleslavsky vs Lilienthal, 1941 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

200 Open Games by David Bronstein (part 1)
Bondarevsky vs Bronstein, 1945 
(C47) Four Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

P-Q4: Torre Attack; early Qxb2 was playable (D03) 1-0
Bondarevsky vs Bronstein, 1945 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Fischer-Sozin Attk. Leonhardt Var (B8
J Klavins vs Boleslavsky, 1957 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Brooklyn Var (B02) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Boleslavsky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Ukrainian Var (A54) 0-1 37...?
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1942 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Var (C90) 1-0 Round 13
Boleslavsky vs Geller, 1950 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 59 moves, 1-0

The two hardest Soviet grandmasters to distinguish
Boleslavsky vs Bondarevsky, 1950 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 0-1

Boleslavsky vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1942 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Modern. Panov Var (B05) 1-0 Open d-file
Boleslavsky vs A Khavin, 1944 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 26 moves, 1-0

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