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variants / N odds, Evans Gambit (000) 1-0 Heavy control
Morphy vs Worrall, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 27 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: General (A00) 0-1 Exch Sac Kside Assault!
Lloyd vs R Gray, 1959
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Gunsberg Defense (A02) 0-1 Blitz
O Kobo vs M Demidov, 2018
(A02) Bird's Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 0-1 A simple decoy threatens #
Seidman vs Reshevsky, 1939 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical Bf4 vs Bf5 (A04) 1-0 B tied g7
G Dizdar vs P Haba, 1987
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

9...? is puzzle #2465 in the Anthology of Chess Combinations
G Barcza vs Tal, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit Accepted (A09) 1-0 Action
Bogoljubov vs Leonhardt, 1927 
(A09) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13)0-1 W gets riddled on Qside
S Vekemans vs Drasko, 2014
(A13) English, 23 moves, 0-1

"Brace yourself for revealed check!" Ouch!!
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights 4.d4 (A28) 0-1 Remove the Guard+
S Landau vs Reti, 1927 
(A28) English, 18 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 Crazy!
J L Watson vs K G Shirazi, 1979 
(A28) English, 22 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 28...?
C Bielicki vs Smyslov, 1964 
(A28) English, 30 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 1-0 Seize the 7th!
N Minev vs Kavalek, 1963 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 26 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Spielmann Def (A32) 1-0 28.?
Reshevsky vs Polugaevsky, 1970 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Four Knights (A35) 0-1 28...?
Panno vs H Bravo Sedamanos, 1975 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Horwitz Defense: General (A40) 1-0 Lolli's Mate
F K Esling vs Butler, 1891 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Rossolimo Var (B06) 0-1 Which back rank?
I Ivanov vs R Burnett, 1992 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 27 moves, 0-1

Benoni-Indian Defense. Kingside move order (A43) 0-1 Incoming
Jerome Herbin vs B Petri, 1953 
(A43) Old Benoni, 30 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 0-1 Youth assaults Kside
Tran Tuan Minh vs K Drozdowski, 2010 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Very unusual...the winning White K walks to h8 in the MG!
J van Ruitenburg vs S Castellani, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Mexican Defense (A50) 0-1 He wrote The Black Knights Tango
H Spiller vs G Orlov, 1991 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def: Modern Var (A56) 0-1 occupy 2nd rank
A P Smith vs Hebden, 2001
(A56) Benoni Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80) 1-0 Fine Greek Gift
Denker vs Robbins, 1934 
(A80) Dutch, 19 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: Mikenas Var (B00) 1-0 BF blasts foe
Fischer vs Tom Schuch, 1964 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Owen Def 4...f5 5.f3 fxe4 6.fxe4 (B00) 1-0 From Kside to Qside
Blackburne vs S Hamel, 1867 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

St. George Def: Zilbermints Gambit (B00) 0-1 The only game like
K McDonald vs Daniel Cruz, 2016 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

St. George Defense: General (B00) 0-1 Shades of Capa's combo
Bo Larsen vs A Auletta, 1998 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen Variation (B04) 1-0 Simul
L S Leif-Jones vs Alekhine, 1923 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 28 moves, 1-0

Colle-like vs Modern Def: Geller's System (B06) 1-0 Open files
J Peters vs B Baczynskyj, 1976
(B06) Robatsch, 29 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attk 0-0-0 vs 0-0(B06) 1-0 Raking R
Tal vs S Mohr, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Byrne Var (B07) 1-0 Black Q exchanged for P, N, R
Kaufman vs K Gulamali, 2012 
(B07) Pirc, 27 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 1-0 Cozio's Mate
Van der Wiel vs B Barth Sahl, 1975
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Defense (B12) 1-0
A Muzychuk vs A Stefanova, 2019 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

The pin is mightier than the sword. - Reinfeld
J Mieses vs M Kann, 1885 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Modern Var (B12) 1-0 Here, have my Rook!
Tiviakov vs V Vorotnikov, 1989 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

C-K Panov Attk. Modern Def Reifir-Spielmann Line (B13) 1-0X-ray
I A Zaitsev vs NN, 1970 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 16 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attk. Modern Def (B13) 1-0TerrificTactics!
J Polgar vs Seirawan, 1993 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Game 9 in Chess by Yourself by Fred Reinfeld
Y Dobkin vs M Grinberg, 1944 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Wing Gambit (B20) 0-1 Black tactics about the K
H R Bigelow vs Kupchik, 1929 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 107 in 'My Fifty Years of Chess' by Frank James Marshall.
Marshall vs B Verlinsky, 1925 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

(B25) Sicilian, Closed 0-1 Black's Rook robs the pin for mate!
C Orbaan vs H Kramer, 1950 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 26.?
V Ruehrig vs G Stertenbrink, 1984 
(B27) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 5.01 in Dismantling the Sicilian by Jesus de la Villa
Macieja vs Ponomariov, 1997 
(B32) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 1-0 Heavy finish
P Dely vs T Horvath, 1977 
(B33) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: French 3...d5 (B40) 0-1 Bxf2+ Decoy, Ne4+ Unpin
Lasker vs E Wilde, 1909 
(B40) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack (B51) 0-1 R battery down the middle
Unzicker vs Filip, 1955 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 22.?
B F Gibbons vs C Hansen, 1988 
(B53) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Exchange Var (B62) 0-1 22...?
Z Nilsson vs Geller, 1954 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B77) 1-0 White Q romp!
M Giovannetti vs Adams, 1992 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack (B81) 0-1 Stockfish
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Tal Variation (B82) 1-0 19.?
Anand vs I B de Souza, 1984 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 1-0 Arabian# awaits
A Zapata vs Ftacnik, 1992 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 1-0 27.?
A Planinc vs H Gerenski, 1970 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Main Line (B99) 1-0 Thematic Bxb5 sacrifice
Velimirovic vs R Q M Al-Qazzaz, 1974 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

French Def Schlechter Var (C00) 1-0 W rooks are more useful
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1913
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

This Q sacrifice finish is a fine example of an X-Ray attack
Chandler vs A Fernandes, 2001 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 1-0

French Def: McCutcheon Var (C12) 0-1 Q drops in backranker
Marshall vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 24 moves, 0-1

French Def: McCutcheon. Chigorin Var (C12) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Spielmann vs Reti, 1921 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 30 moves, 1-0

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13)1-0
B Martin vs M Hopewell, 1985
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Defense Classical (C14) 0-1 Remove the Defender/Deflect
Von Gottschall vs Blackburne, 1885 
(C14) French, Classical, 13 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Maroczy-Wallis Var (C18) 0-1 Unpin+
J van den Bosch vs S Landau, 1934 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn ML (C18) 0-1 Blind Swine
I Andersen vs S Christensen, 2007
(C18) French, Winawer, 27 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn General (C18) 1-0 Stockfish
Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1994 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Macleod Attack (C20) 1-0 Decoy Q sac for mating attack
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1854 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 45 in Three Hundred Chess Games by Siegbert Tarrasch.
J Schwarz vs Tarrasch, 1883 
(C21) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Declined. Sorensen Def (C21) 1-0 Mating combo!
Alekhine vs Molina, 1926 
(C21) Center Game, 31 moves, 1-0

"eastie Buoyed" (game of the day Apr-27-2020)
H Pinkerton vs B Heastie, 1907 
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C23) 1-0 Rook Snatch Tactic!
J Mieses vs Reti, 1908 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

A Black Evan's Gambit: Q+ sac, Dbl check, Reti's # before Reti
J Schulten vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28)1-0 2 deflection sacs netQ
Balashov vs A Matanovic, 1970 
(C28) Vienna Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 0-1 Cross pinned
Swiderski vs Marshall, 1908 
(C28) Vienna Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 Q sacrifice, rob the pin
NN vs G Mow, 1909 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Paulsen Attack (C29) 0-1 The best response to +
NN vs B Winkelman, 1945 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Var (C29) 1-0 Q sac for Arabian Mate!
S Norlander vs A E Sigurdarson, 2014 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical Variation (C30) 0-1 Q sac Opera Mate by Black!!
P vs E Rubinstein, 1924 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 14 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 Notes by Steinitz
Chigorin vs D M Martinez, 1889  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 One pin & another
M Keller vs H Adam, 1986
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 11 in Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker.
Bogoljubov / Reti / Spielmann vs Englund / Jacobson / Nyholm / Olso, 1919 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 1 in 'I Play Against Pieces' by Svetozar Gligoric
A Planinc vs Gligoric, 1977 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham Defense 3...Be7 Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Q sac!
Gunsberg vs NN, 1879 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA K's Knight Gambit (C37) 1-0 How not to play Fischer's Def
Morphy vs B Tilghman, 1859 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

5) KGA 1.e4 e5 2.f4 e5xf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0...Tied to pin
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Salvio Gambit (C37) 0-1 It's mate in 1
Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1866 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

KGA, Philidor Gambit (C38) 1-0 PM sacs both kNights
Morphy vs A Meek, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Paulsen Def (C39) 1-0 Simul exhibition
Blackburne vs Brewer, 1881 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 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

Philidor Def Exchange Fio (C41) 1-0 Qxf7+ sac for back ranker
A Giri vs R Picard, 2009 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 25 in Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces by Igor Stohl
Shirov vs Yusupov, 1997 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Horwitz Attack (C45) 0-1 Pins galore! Pseudo-Greco's #
NN vs Bird, 1850 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt (C45) 1-0Nice Q deflection sac to Opera #
J Shoup vs Marshall, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Deutsche Schachzeitung 1876, p. 2000-1
G MacDonnell vs Zukertort, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 35 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Bind (C45) 1-0 Arabian Mate next
V Zagorovsky vs A Bannik, 1955 
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Italian (C50) 1-0 The old center pawn fork trick pays off big!
R Kohoutova vs K Stodolova, 1995 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 11 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Rook wisdom
Morphy vs C Golmayo, 1864 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Compromised Def ML (C52) 1-0 25.?
E Schallopp vs R Hein, 1868 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Waller Attack (C52) 1-0 More wood
K De Weydlich vs Winawer, 1885 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 33 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, Classical. Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attk(C54) 0-1
M Gokcek vs A Kobayashi, 2008
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical. Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attk(C54) 0-1
S Passmore vs Leonhardt, 1904
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Traditional(C54) 1-0Links
H Rossetto vs R Lisboa, 1957 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 1-0

Solitaire Chess column in Chess Review, December 1948
F Lazard vs A Gibaud, 1909 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening(C55) 0-1 Lawn mower mate
D J Ledger vs Hebden, 2004 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

G48 & 70 in The Golden Treasury of Chess by Wellmuth & Horowitz
Anderssen vs de Riviere, 1859 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov, . . . if he had the attack, could kill anybody...
R Nezhmetdinov vs Y Kotkov, 1957 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. King's Bishop Var (C68) 1-0 25.?
Schussler vs Rantanen, 1977 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 21 of Instructive Chess Miniatures by Alper Efe Ataman
V G Kirillov vs Furman, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0 Maintain pin
Ribli vs A Hennings, 1972 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

#480 on p. 99 in 1001 Winning Chess Sacs & Combos by F.Reinfeld
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1902 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 1-0 Beautiful combination!
D King vs D Howell, 2003 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 Heap on the fortress
Lasker vs H R Bigelow, 1926 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 19 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Veresov Atack. Richter Var (D01) 0-1 Wow!
Khachiyan vs A Yegiazarian, 1994 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 21 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Odd London System (A48) 0-1 Tigran Attacks!
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1952 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

London System vs Double Fianchetto (D02) 1-0Battery on 7th rank
B Eberly vs B Wall, 1983
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack. Gossip Var (D03) 1-0 Both Rooks cannot be stopped
S Ghonimy vs E Sidorova, 2001 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 18 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 Nasty N discovery hits f7
G Szabo vs N Sahitaj, 2010 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Colle System Bb2 vs Bb7 copycat (D05) 1-0 Triple on the 7th
G Bonanno vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1912 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Colle Zuk 6.0-0 b6 7.Ne5 vs Tilt (D05) 1-0Skewer removes guard
Denker vs F Rundell, 1934 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD. Marshall Defense 2...Nf6 (D06) 1-0 Rs walk the K into net
P Villegas vs Yusuf Mdoe, 2016
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 22.?
Wojtkiewicz vs R Kuczynski, 1990 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0 Flabbergasting B!!
P List vs J Mieses, 1927 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 0-1 Q trap else Qxf2+
Kasimdzhanov vs I Sokolov, 1999 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 0-1

QGA. Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Heavy pieces penetrate the ranks
Marshall vs Janowski, 1907 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

18. Qh7+! is a fitting end to a spectacularly sacrificial game.
Hartlaub vs V Benary, 1911 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: General (D32) 1-0 Central fire
Schlechter vs Prokes, 1907
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 24...? Stockfish notes
G Fontein vs Euwe, 1939 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 0-1

G8 in Chernev's The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played
Petrosian vs H Corral, 1954 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack. ML (D37) 1-0 Discovered attack fades
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Geller, 1993 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD. Three Knights (D37) 1-0 Sit and solve this on your throne!
N Katishonok vs H Gulbis, 1989 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD. Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 Rob the lateral pin!
Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2014 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Blastin' Away
L Ortega vs P Trotto, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

QGD: Cambridge Springs Var (D52) 0-1 Keep piling on pins!
Leonhardt vs Spielmann, 1920 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 32 in 'My System' by Aron Nimzowitsch
Rubinstein vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Game122/136 in 'My Best Games of Chess 1905-1954' by Tartakower
Lilienthal vs Tartakower, 1933 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

QGD: Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 0-1 video link
Rubinstein vs Swiderski, 1907 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

QGD. Orthodox Def. Classical Var (D69) 1-0 Two hogs on 7th rank
Keene vs G C Lund, 1962 
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical,, 29 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Brinckmann Attk (D82) 1-0 N sac, pile on pin, 2
J Kulbacki vs T Manion, 1989 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 27 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 29.?
Beliavsky vs P Popovic, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Mating combination p. 58
Goglidze vs Botvinnik, 1935 
(D90) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Russian. Smyslov Var (D99) 0-1 battery, pin, int
Shamkovich vs Simagin, 1951 
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 27 moves, 0-1

QID: Kasparov Var. Botvinnik Attk (E12) 0-1 Pounding the ranks
Reshevsky vs J A Grefe, 1977 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

QID Spassky System/b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attk (E14) 1-0 Pin the Def
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Khalifman, 1991 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 1-0

QID: Spassky System (E14) 1-0 Q sac for a back ranker
G A Thomas vs Marshall, 1930 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

NID. Romanishin Var (E20) 0-1 B+ sac gains edge
Plaskett vs Speelman, 1993 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Romanishin Var (E20) 0-1Penetrate weak squarz
L Steiner vs H Steiner, 1931 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

NID: Three Knights. Korchnoi Var (E21) 0-1 third rank thievery
H Ree vs K Langeweg, 1969 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

NID. Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1-0 How to neutralize a Spearhead
M Nikolov vs T Anton, 2009 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 18 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Ragozin Var (E51) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Dus Chotimirsky vs Marshall, 1925 
(E51) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 28 moves, 0-1

KID: Averbakh Var. Geller Def (E73) 0-1 Namesake
J Adamski vs Geller, 1968 
(E73) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

KID: Saemisch. Bobotsov-Korchnoi-Petrosian Var (E81) 0-1K flush
O Jakobsen vs G Guseinov, 2006 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 0-1

Hippopotamus (A00) 1-0 Black triples along the 2nd rank, loses
C Jepson vs McShane, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 86 moves, 1-0

Beautifully done by the Iron Tiger! A01 0-1 33
G Lebredo vs Petrosian, 1978 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Gunsberg Defense (A02) 1-0 30.?
A Rodriguez Vila vs G Kanefsck, 2007 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch (A03) 1-0 Converts to Stonewall Attk - Bd3
H Danielsen vs D Ragnarsson, 2012 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 0-1 21...?
H Baumgartner vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Dutch Var (A04) 1-0 Not quite Alekhine's Gun
Euwe vs O Krause, 1927 
(A04) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Wade Defense (A04) 1-0 Notes by Schiller
E Schiller vs L Day, 1985  
(A04) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

White Double Fianchetto Reti vs Bg4 (A06) 0-1
R Sagit vs I Sokolov, 2018 
(A06) Reti Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack vs Sicilian (A07) 0-1 Terrific finish!
J Rudd vs E Dearing, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack: Pachman System (A07) 1-0 2 hogs on 7th
Benko vs J Sefc, 1956 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

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

KIA 7.Na3 & 17.N2a3 vs Botvinnik System (A07) 0-1 Sac attack!
L Karlsson vs H Olafsson, 1979 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attk: Sicilian Var (A08) 1-0 Heavy piece coordin
A Bivol vs Kosteniuk, 2018 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 129 in My Fifty Years of Chess by Frank James Marshall
J L McCudden vs Marshall, 1934  
(A13) English, 41 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Great Snake Var (A10) 0-1 Pin, N# over the top
J Rodgaard vs Nunn, 1988 
(A10) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Hanging Pawns/Understanding Pawn Play in Chess by D. Marovic
Keres vs Taimanov, 1951 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Batteries
Karpov vs M Schauwecker, 1973 
(A15) English, 45 moves, 1-0

King's English. General (A20) 0-1 Schlechter frees Passed Pawn!
Nimzowitsch vs Schlechter, 1910 
(A20) English, 43 moves, 0-1

K's English. Kramnik-Shirov Counter (A21) 1-0 Kside assault
L Piasetski vs Stijn Gieben, 2013
(A21) English, 33 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Dbl Fio vs Hedgehog Def (A30) 0-1Combo #!
R Panjwani vs Ivanchuk, 2014 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Three Knights (A34) 1-0 Spearhead pin
Petrosian vs H Lehmann, 1960 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

Macho Grob Spike (A40/B00) 0-1 Black rooks win race
C Laird vs M Basman, 1982 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Beefeater Var (A40) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 24.?
Alburt vs D E Vigorito, 1993 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Old Benoni (A43) 0-1 4 Exchange Sacs
S Volkov vs A Stukopin, 2012 
(A43) Old Benoni, 39 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def: Franco-Sicilian Def (A43) 0-1 Exchange Sacs
Quinteros vs Larsen, 1974 
(A43) Old Benoni, 40 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Tartakower Attack (A45) 1-0 Spassky-like
V S Spasov vs K Berbatov, 2010 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack, Castle opposite (A45) 1-0 Sacs help the Q+
Dzindzichashvili vs Tukmakov, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Torre/Curry Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Kside penetration
K Ovesen vs Carlsen, 2000 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Pseudo-Benko (A46) 1-0 Back rank pins to promote
Hebden vs C Hanley, 2002
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

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

Torre Attk: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Simul exhibition; Stockfish
Kasparov vs R Kaufman, 1997 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Q's Indian. Marienbad System (A47) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl Rs, N
Levenfish vs S B Gotthilf, 1924 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

London System vs KID (A48) 1-0 R on 7th, R on 7th
Keres vs Polugaevsky, 1959 
(A48) King's Indian, 54 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def (A48) 1-0 Powerful 5th rank
Sasikiran vs Kasimdzhanov, 2006 
(A48) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

Barry Attack vs KID Yugoslav Bg7 & Bb7 (A48) 0-1
M Shereshevsky vs Kasparov, 1978 
(A48) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Kingside Fianchetto (A48) 1-0 Tripled loses?!
N Noritsyn vs W Bravo, 2008
(A48) King's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Colle System vs KID/ Dbl KP (A48) 0-1
G Newmann vs Keene, 1962 
(A48) King's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

Mexican Def: General (A50) 0-1 Stockfish 11 says 25...Nxg2??
Shulman vs Berezjuk, 1998 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Budapest Def (A51) 0-1 Riddled w/holes
P Brandts vs Bisguier, 1954 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 38 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def. Alekhine. Abonyi Var (A52) 1-0Control e-file, 7th
Alatortsev vs Lilienthal, 1935 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Modern Var (A56) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1928 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

This two move finish is the secret...Exchange (sac), Dbl Attack
Grischuk vs Caruana, 2014 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Dutch Classical. 7...Ne4 Huisl Var (A96) 0-1 Heavy pieces pound
I Sokolov vs S Williams, 2006 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Breyer Var (B00) 0-1 Rare X-ray+
Euwe vs Breyer, 1921 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Defense (B00) 0-1 Q penetration & connected Rooks
R J Maliangkay vs Miles, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense 1.e4 g5 (B00) 1-0 This works for W, but be alert
C Stovring vs K Petersen, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5: Gambit 7.b4?! (B01) 1-0 ziggy Ns, R roller
Short vs I Rogers, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 45 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Four Ps Attk. Main Line (B03) 0-1 Q sac declined
Kupreichik vs Alburt, 1974 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Modern. Larsen Var Miles Line (B04) 1-0Great Attk
E Najer vs Mamedyarov, 2005 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 39 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def Modern 12.BxBf3 ML (B05) 0-1 Black isolani, R sac
Timman vs Bagirov, 1971 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 77 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Modern. ML (B05) 1-0 Triple on the 7th
J G Baay vs J T Barendregt, 1948 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 44 moves, 1-0

150A 8.Nh3 Modern Elongated Dbl Fio (B06) 1-0Mutual threats, Rs
Naiditsch vs R Tischbierek, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Two Knights (B06) 0-1 Spearhead on 2nd
D Solak vs Carlsen, 2016 
(B06) Robatsch, 39 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 B sac deflects back R
Tal vs Suttles, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 1-0

3...b5?! Modern Defense: Bg7 Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 Side-to-side
Vachier-Lagrave vs D Pira, 2003 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Bg7 Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 P on 6th restricts
Suetin vs Polugaevsky, 1963 
(B06) Robatsch, 54 moves, 1-0

Bg7 Sniper / Dragon Sicilian (B06) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Ed. Lasker vs Capablanca, 1924 
(B06) Robatsch, 60 moves, 0-1

Pirc vs 150A no BxBg7. Sveshnikov-Jansa (B07) 1-0 Big space
Svidler vs Ivanchuk, 2006 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def (B07) 1-0 R deflection sac after Q interpose removes K
N P Nielsen vs H H Schmidt, 2001 
(B07) Pirc, 54 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Bayonet Attack (B07) 1-0 Heavy piece mating dance
R G Wade vs A Gudmundsson, 1964 
(B07) Pirc, 36 moves, 1-0

150A Bg5 Bc4 Pirc Def. Classical. Two Knts (B08) 1-0Blind swine
Hebden vs A Keehner, 1989 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

150A BxBg7 Pirc Def. Classical. Two Knts (B08) 1-0 Pins abound
Hebden vs S Conquest, 1991
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 716 in Chess Informant Best Games 701-800
Leko vs Beliavsky, 1998 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def.Two Knights Attack (B10) 0-1 Bold opening sacs
Tal vs Aronin, 1954 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 41 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Advance. Tal Variation (B12) 1/2-1/2 Action-packed
A Muzychuk vs Sutovsky, 2012 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

C-K Def Panov Attk/QGA (B14) 1-0 Bxf7+, R battery, Q penetrates
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1933 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

C-K Def. Rasa-Studier Gambit (B15) 0-1 Bxh6 sac fails
S Barane vs D Jorgensen, 2009 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 32 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov. Modern Var (B17) 1-0 Find the Mate in 5
Chandler vs Huebner, 1987 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.b3 Snyder Var (B20) 1-0 Q sac for a windmill
T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21) 0-1 Seize open lines
Y Visser vs Stellwagen, 2004 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian O'Kelly Maroczy Bind Paulsen Line (B40) 0-1 K walk
Prins vs L Day, 1968 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Nimzowitsch. Closed (B29) 0-1 Dueling Batteries
S Sjugirov vs A Rakhmanov, 2008 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30)1-0 N sac creates pin
Sadvakasov vs Kasimdzhanov, 1999 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian Bc4 (B30) 1-0 Get the Queen in close
Anand vs Tiviakov, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Turn the pin into a double attack
Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open Maroczy Bind(B32) 0-1Black survives 0-0 attk
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1994 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Fischer adage: "Tactics flow from a positionally superior game"
Bologan vs J Garcia Padron, 1993 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicil Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer (B39) 1-0 Wch U20
Plaskett vs I Rogers, 1979 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin Var (B40) 0-1 Pile on the pin
I Gaponenko vs Koneru, 2013 
(B40) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

Game #11 in the Russian book "Grandmaster Portisch"
J Durao vs Portisch, 1960
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0Weird B clearance works!
M Esserman vs P Nutzman, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B45) 0-1 KEG annotates
A Reggio vs J Mieses, 1901 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 51 moves, 0-1

G74 in 'The Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time' by John Emms
A Reggio vs J Mieses, 1903 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var. English Attk (B48) 1-0 R Romp
L Dominguez vs E Mortensen, 2002 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Two Qs not enough
S Robovic vs Van Wely, 1992 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin Var (B57)0-1 29...?
P Poutiainen vs Szabo, 1975 
(B57) Sicilian, 29 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

Sicilian Defense: Classical Variation (B58) · 0-1
Seidman vs S Bernstein, 1940
(B58) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicil Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern, Early deviations(B62) 1-0Rh8+
Matulovic vs S Martinovic, 1985 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 34 moves, 1-0

Dragon. Classical Battery Variation (B73) 1-0 f6 gets flattened
Illescas Cordoba vs Rachels, 1987 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Panov (B76) 1-0 give + or get +
V Kovalev vs T Nabaty, 2011
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Modern Var (B83) 0-1Tactical finish
Westerinen vs Timman, 1978
(B83) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 0-1 40.?
Gheorghiu vs Polugaevsky, 1973 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 55 moves, 0-1

Sic Fischer-Sozin Attk. Leonhardt Var (B88) 0-1 Simul misfire
Fischer vs J Rubinstein, 1971 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 En prise!!
V Palciauskas vs Vytautas Andriulaitis, 2001 
(B89) Sicilian, 52 moves, 1-0

Secrets of Positional Chess by Drazen Marovic p. 22
Fischer vs Bolbochan, 1962  
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf English Attack (B90) 1-0 All long rangers prod
A Lukin vs T Khasanov, 1983 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam (B93) 0-1 Beaten like rented mules
Van der Wiel vs Browne, 1980 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 53 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Killer ++
J Polgar vs Ivanchuk, 1995 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 32 moves, 1-0

pp 104-107 of "The Delights of Chess" by Assiac (Dover, 1974)
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 Pins are a problem
Chigorin vs J Noa, 1882 
(C01) French, Exchange, 36 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Back rank pins
Chigorin vs Winawer, 1883 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 0-1 31...?
J Mieses vs Breyer, 1914 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 1-0 Bxh3 comes up short
R Hovhannisyan vs D B Graham, 2016
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 1-0Remove the Guard
Leonhardt vs Spielmann, 1905 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange Var (C01) 1-0 Long range pieces #
Morphy vs S Smyth, 1859 
(C01) French, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Delayed Exchange Var (C01) 1-0 Rd 17
Blackburne vs Winawer, 1883 
(C01) French, Exchange, 58 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Var (C03) 0-1 Power Chess!
S Kristjansson vs Caruana, 2008 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0Brilliant R sac
de Firmian vs N Getz, 2007 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 33 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Heavy pieces penetrate
Pocket Fritz vs Adams, 2001 
(C16) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 0-1

French Def Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Cross pin w/heavy pieces
Wahls vs Yusupov, 1991 
(C16) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Petrosian Var (C16)1-0 N sac breakthru for R, Q
R Nezhmetdinov vs V Zagorovsky, 1967 
(C16) French, Winawer, 55 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Urusov Gambit (C24) 1-0 Correspondence
M Zavanelli vs Jorgen Axel Nielsen, 1999
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Anderssen Def (C25) 0-1?? Promotion race, victory!
N Golovko vs Y Gusev, 1970 
(C25) Vienna, 53 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Var - NO KIA (C26) 1-0 Heavy piece jig!
V Vorotnikov vs B A Zlotnik, 1978
(C26) Vienna, 34 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Blackburne vs Anderssen, 1873 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

KGA. Becker Defense (C34) 1/2-1/2 Closed center
Morozevich vs Leko, 2000 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

GK's 1st victory in a purely positional style over a GM
Kasparov vs T Georgadze, 1979 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

G9 inMy Best Games...1908-1937 by A. Alekhine, 21st Century Ed.
Alekhine vs G Marco, 1912 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Kaufmann Attack (C42) 1/2-1/2 Q sac allows 2 hogs
Maroczy vs Marshall, 1911 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Three Knights, Steinitz - Rosenthal Var (C46) 1-0 Impressive
C Clemens vs K Darga, 1961 
(C46) Three Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Nimzowitsch (Paulsen) (C49) 0-1 promotion
Kasparian vs Korchnoi, 1952 
(C49) Four Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50) 0-1 Notes by JHB
A C Vazquez vs Blackburne, 1891  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 0-1 No sense of danger
P K Seuffert vs Blackburne, 1894 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 36 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware Var (C51) 1-0 P forks Royalty
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

Tim Harding - Eminent Victorian Chess Players, p. 344
Mephisto vs Gunsberg, 1878 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 38 moves, 1-0

Solitaire Chess by I. A. Horowitz, page 27, move 6.
Szabo vs W J Muhring, 1946 
(C56) Two Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Old Chess Adage: "Always check, it might be mate."
I Spero vs Showalter, 1922 
(C58) Two Knights, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Bird has CBA covered
Bird vs Horwitz, 1851 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Hedgehog Var (C66) 1-0
Teichmann vs P F Johner, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 32...?
J A Grefe vs L Gilden, 1974 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Qside invasi
Keres vs V Shiyanovsky, 1961 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C73) 1-0Hastings
Adams vs S Conquest, 1997 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Wormald Attack (C77) 1/2-1/2
J Keynes vs S Meredith, 1873 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Var (C78) 1/2-1/2 KEG annotates!
Gunsberg vs J Mason, 1901 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Open. Classical Def (C83) 1-0 missed long Q move#
M Monticelli vs I A Horowitz, 1934 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 54 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack. Modern Var (C89) 0-1 Dbl B Sacrifice
Shabalov vs Aronian, 2004 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 47 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Var (C90) 0-1 X-ray Defens suffers
I Lyskov vs G Borisenko, 1951 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C92) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Geller vs Portisch, 1969 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0Batteries
I Cheparinov vs E Alekseev, 2008 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 35 moves, 1-0

P3 Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 Rank & File Spearheads
Pillsbury vs J M Hanham, 1893 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 31 in 'My System' by Aron Nimzowitsch.
Nimzowitsch vs Taubenhaus, 1914  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 Ne5, gain space, pins, No Counterplay!
Petrosian vs A Chistiakov, 1954 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 1-0

London turned Stonewall, 000 vs 00 (D02) 0-1 Heavy penetration
Karjakin vs Adams, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 0-1

"Sing a Song of Six Pawns" (game of the day May-26-2018)
Carlsen vs Jakovenko, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

London System vs Dbl Fio Bg7, Bb7 (D02) 0-1 Rook on 2nd
Larsen vs B Andersen, 1960 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Pseudo-Catalan (D02) 1-0 Rooks of both colors penetrate
Bronstein vs Polugaevsky, 1958 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

4.c3 Colle flashes his queen out & about; knows how to win EGs
Colle vs Spielmann, 1931 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Colle System 7.a3 Qxc5 (D04) 1/2-1/2 Missed W by Remove the Def
E Lundin vs Smyslov, 1946 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle System Copycat 7.c4 c5 (D05) 1-0 Windmill+s available
M L Hanauer vs G N Treysman, 1936 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 Blind Swine threaten back ranker
Rubinstein vs J N Berger, 1907 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Colle System 6.c4 QGA (D05) 1-0 RxB+ sac followed by Q+ & fork
P Cramling vs E Paehtz, 2006 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

c3 Double Stonewall (D05) 1-0 Bishops 2-for-1 finish.
Yusupov vs M Luch, 2005 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

c3 Stonewall Attk(D05) Q chase & exchange into Hook mate threat
Yusupov vs T Markowski, 2001 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

QGD: Austrian Def (D06) 1-0 Buffaloed w/pins
C S Howell vs Marshall, 1901 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense (D10) 0-1 AA played for the win in a simul
Alekhine vs W Lamb, 1929 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Winawer Countergambit (D10) 0-1 Boom!
Zolotukhin vs I Nikolayev, 1981 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Exchange. Symmetrical Line (D14) 1-0 Blind Swine w/B
Keene vs M Basman, 1963 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Three Knights (D15) 0-1 Notes by Drazen Marovic
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 K walk gets caught again
Van Wely vs Topalov, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

G13 The New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement by Steve Giddins
Anand vs Karpov, 1996 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

QGA. Normal (D25) 1-0 Bxh6 Kside assault; K chase across
Taimanov vs V Mikenas, 1965 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

QGA: Normal. Traditional System (D26) 1-0 Good comments!
Lasker vs Teichmann, 1895 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 47 moves, 1-0

QGD vs Stonewall Def (D30) 1-0 Which rook battery wins?
Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

QGD: General (D30) 1/2-1/2 Watch the center clear w/pressure
V Mikenas vs Weenink, 1931 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def: Noteboom Var (D31) 0-1He received a major shock!
C Febvret vs Gossip, 1883 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 0-1

Game 46 in Fischer: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala.
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def: Two Knights Var (D32) 1/2-1/2 KEG annotates!
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

"He who fears an isolated Q's pawn should give up chess." -S.T.
Burn vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Advance Var (D34) 0-1 Fascinating!
Ribli vs Marjanovic, 1979 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 0-1

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

G58 in Mammoth Book-World's Greatest Games by Nunn/Burgess/Emms
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1-0 R sac attack, pin, N on 6th!
P Nikolic vs M Gurevich, 1993 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 Desperado
Mikhalevski vs Speelman, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Four Knights Var (B45) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Fischer vs J Bolbochan, 1959 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 50 moves, 1-0

QGD: Modern Var (D50) 1-0 Impressive demolition of center, 7th
Najdorf vs E G Sergeant, 1939 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi bests Spassky in a real donnybrook
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 48 moves, 1-0

QGD: Tartakower Def. General (D58) 0-1 Blitz; 41...?
Yermolinsky vs Topalov, 1999 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 45 moves, 0-1

Art of Attack in Chess by Vladimir Vukovic, p. 24
A Asgeirsson vs I Raud, 1936 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Three Knts. Hungarian Attk (D92) 1-0 Cozy Corner
F Reinfeld vs N Grossman, 1936 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 36 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Russian. Byrne (Simagin) Var (D97) 1-0 Q pickins
Nepomniachtchi vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 36 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Russian. Byrne (Simagin) Var (D97) 1-0 Weak squa
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2009 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 43 moves, 1-0

Kangaroo Def. Keres Def. Transpo (E00) 1-0 Black Rs on 7th duds
Korchnoi vs G Barcza, 1966 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 59 in Reshevsky's Best Games of Chess by Samuel Reshevsky
Reshevsky vs G N Treysman, 1938 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Dynamic Chess by R.N. Coles, Game 2 ending after 40...
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Blind Swine on 7th
M Fox vs S Bernstein, 1936
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 0-1 29...?
R Fontaine vs A Sokolov, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Def: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 0-1 Retreat to Victory!
F Valenzuela vs Alekhine, 1927 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Def: Wade-Smyslov Var (E11) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Shirov vs Korchnoi, 1993 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

QID: Miles Var (E12) 0-1 39...? Notes by Stockfish.
M Rivas Pastor vs Huebner, 1985 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

QID. Fianchetto. Rubinstein Var (E16) 0-1 "The R of Gibraltar"
N Dzagnidze vs Adams, 2013 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21) · 1-0
Pachman vs R Calapso, 1967
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Classical (E32) 1/2-Q sac for Arabian perpetual
V Akobian vs The World, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID: Classical. Berlin Variation Pirc Var (E39) 0-1Rooks on 2nd
A Turner vs Reshevsky, 1956 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

NID. Huebner Var. Main Line (E41) 0-1 Closed motion
Tarjan vs Dzindzichashvili, 1978 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Fischer Var (E44) 0-1 31.0-0-0!?
Chernin vs Balashov, 1990 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 44 moves, 0-1

NID. Normal. Gligoric System Keres Var (E53) 1-0Stockfish notes
Petrosian vs Keres, 1952 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 36 moves, 1-0

NID. Normal Var. Bernstein Def (E59) 0-1Q sac for Arabian Mate!
O Rodriguez Vargas vs F Olafsson, 1978 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 26 moves, 0-1

KID. Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 1-0 Tactics everywhere
Vachier-Lagrave vs A Volokitin, 2013 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

KID: Normal. K's Knight Var (E60) 1-0 Closed strangulation
J Araiza Munoz vs J Camarena, 1945 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

KID: Normal. King's Knight Var (E60) 1-0 Combo mate!
G Weissgerber vs Rellstab, 1933 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Long Var (E68) 1-0 28.?
Panno vs J Sherwin, 1953 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 33 moves, 1-0

KID: Four Pawns Attack (E76) 1-0 40.?
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1853 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 177 in Chess Informant Best Games 101-200
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1974 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID. Saemisch. Bobotsov-Korchnoi-Petrosian Var (E81) 0-1 Silver
Dreev vs Radjabov, 2005 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 52 in Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games by Igor Stohl
Speelman vs Kasparov, 1988 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Donner Def (E94) 0-1 Eliminate the Interposing R
F Handke vs S Atalik, 2000 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 28 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Positional Def (E94) 0-1 Heavies hunt the Ks
Gelfand vs Radjabov, 2008 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 37 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1Attk & Def
M Kobalia vs Miroshnichenko, 2001 
(E97) King's Indian, 44 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1992 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Classical System Neo-Classsical Line (E99) 0-1!!
R Pogorelov vs Matamoros Franco, 2003 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 31 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Classical System Neo-Classsical (E99) 1-0 Stockf
G Vescovi vs Shaked, 1997 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Chameleon Ne2xd4 (B23/B77) 1-0 R eats the edge
Hort vs Forintos, 1969 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

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

Game 192 in The Golden Treasury of Chess by Wellmuth & Horowitz
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1914 
(B20) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Q invasion has help coming
R J Sutton vs O Sarapu, 1978
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Zwischenzug fails White
T Litten vs M Chess, 1975 
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open(B32) 1-0Black R gives self up, White Rs rule
E Ghaem Maghami vs A Gholami, 2017 
(B32) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 0-1 Spearhead along the 1st rank
R Edouard vs J Polgar, 2010 
(B30) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Lutikov Gambit (B31) 1-0 Very nice kill indeed!!
Lutikov vs F Silva, 1976 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Four Knights (B45) 0-1 f3 tactics on the 2nd rank
L Henry vs A Peredun, 2004
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: French Var (B40) 1-0 Recognize Back Rank Threats
Sadvakasov vs S Mirovshchikov, 1997
(B40) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Boleslavsky Var (B59) 0-1 Qs whirlwind finish
M Barron vs Hoang Thong Tu, 2007 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78) 0-1 Q sac promo
J Polgar vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 44 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Classical (B72) 0-1 White style in the center
J Fichtl vs Miles, 1975
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B78) 0-1 No Shield
D J Ledger vs G Jones, 2012 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84) 1-0 42.?
Rublevsky vs P Smirnov, 2013 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 63 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 0-1 Penetrate weak squares
B Milic vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(B83) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Rxf7 allows Qh7+ and she haunts
V Ciocaltea vs Jansa, 1963
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Attack (C43) 0-1 Combo!
Huebner vs A S Segal, 1969 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

"Norwegian Wood" is a Beatles song; Carlsen is Norwegian.
Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: General (C44) 1-0 K walk about
Chigorin vs Bird, 1889 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 23 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman
P Trifunovic vs Pachman, 1947 
(C49) Four Knights, 43 moves, 0-1

2Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 Instructive Pin sequence
M Mansoor vs Valentine Cox, 1986 
(C57) Two Knights, 33 moves, 1-0

Two Knts Def. Polerio Def Suhle Def (C59) 1-0 Don't take that N
Morozevich vs Onischuk, 1996 
(C59) Two Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Van Wely's Najdorf demolished by Kasparov's English Attack
Kasparov vs Van Wely, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 25 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 1-0 GMs
Kosanovic vs M Pap, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 0-1 Attacks on f7 & f2
Fedorov vs Shirov, 2001 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 aggressive knight!
P Florescu vs I Ionica, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 47 moves, 1-0

KID: Petrosian Variation. Stein Def (E92) 1-0 Pin, Deflection
R Kempinski vs V Babula, 2001 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Classical Var (C64) 0-1 When you think you've got 'em
E Limp vs C Soares, 2001 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Barczay Indian (A50) 0-1 Consecutive Black Exchange Sacs!!
M Kadiltzoglou vs B Byklum, 2001 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Saragossa Opening: Pseudo-Colle (A00) 1-0 U18; pin to win!
E Karahaliou vs D Pavlogianni, 2002
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical. Modern Main Line (C64) 0-1 Juniors
G Gajewski vs L Trent, 2003 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 892 in Chess Informant Best Games 801-900
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Advance Var (C45) 1-0 R+ forkLPDO N
Nakamura vs Fressinet, 2004 
(C45) Scotch Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed. Traditional 4.Bc4 Bg7 (B25) 0-1 Hogs on 2nd
L A Guiseppi vs B Fallas Marin, 2004 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06) 1-0 Zugzwang
Ehlvest vs J Kraai, 2005
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 29 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Chameleon. Advance System (D15) 0-1Sac to enter 2nd r
Jobava vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

French Def: Chigorin 2.Qe2 w/e5 strong point (C00) 0-1
A C Florean vs J Kraai, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

Italian, Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 0-1 Two hogs
K Lie vs V Akopian, 2006 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Najdorf Var (B90) 0-1 Battery penetration
S Masego vs Huang Qian, 2007
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 0-1

Link to Kavalek's Washington Post chess column May 21, 2007
Mamedyarov vs Topalov, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD: Tartakower Def. General (D58) 1-0 White cuts a mean rug!
P H Nielsen vs V Georgiev, 2008 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attk 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (B90) 0-1 Stockfish
Karjakin vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen Var Miles Line (B04) 1-0 Ne5 vs f6
Adams vs Zhao Xue, 2009 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 44 moves, 1-0

French Def: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Raid 7th rank
S J Solomon vs G West, 2009
(C10) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Is your roof on fire?
R Mamedov vs U Bajarani, 2010 
(B53) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

KGA Modern Defense (C36) 1-0 Improve a piece w/a threat
J Malia Ramirez vs C B Jacobsen, 2010 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Classical Var (B01) 0-1
E Goudriaan vs L Milov, 2011
(B01) Scandinavian, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B23) 1-0 3 pieces on the 7th
Degraeve vs A Platel, 2012
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin Var (B40) 0-1 Back ranker
E Santarius vs A Bachmann, 2012 
(B40) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

As John Keats wrote, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever."
Harikrishna vs Van Wely, 2013 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 39 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 21.?
Anand vs J L Hammer, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Dragon Var (B60) 1-0 K meander
N Grandelius vs A Ipatov, 2013 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 37 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Schlechter Var (B08) 1-0 Missed Mate in 3
O Sikorova vs S Orehek, 2013 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0Triple on 7th
Y Yuan vs J Krivec, 2014
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 30 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Pseudo-Austrian Attk (B06) 0-1 Counter threats
O Dolzhikova vs S Shoker, 2014
(B06) Robatsch, 36 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52) 1-0 Blitz
Ganguly vs A Aleksandrov, 2014 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attk (C42) 1-0White provokes weakness
Robson vs Erenburg, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Lean Var. CO Countr Accepted (B00) 0-1 Q vs RR
V Onischuk vs I Schneider, 2015
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 99 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80) 1-0 Rs & Ns chase Ks
I Bukavshin vs U Eliseev, 2015 
(D80) Grunfeld, 44 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: General (C45) 1-0 25.?
D Andreikin vs V Forsberg, 2016 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 0-1 video link
Ivanchuk vs Dragnev, 2017 
(C45) Scotch Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Hippopotamus (A00) 1-0 Wing pawn storms, Rs invade
Hracek vs Blatny, 2017 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Maroczy Gambit (B12) 1-0 Two hogs on the 7th
P Hair vs S Yee, 2017 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 4 'American Chess Magazine' Volume 3
J Xiong vs W So, 2017 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 31 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Dbl Fio (A04) 0-1 Full penetration
Nakamura vs Alexander van der Merwe, 2018 
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Dbl Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 get across frontier line
Toavina Razanadrakotoarisoa vs Ali Abbas, 2018 
(B06) Robatsch, 32 moves, 1-0

Sic Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer (B39) 1-0 Spearhead
D Gordievsky vs M Oganian, 2018 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 0-1 Wicked finish
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

London System 6.BxBd6 QxB 7.dxc5 Qxc5 (D02) 1-0 Blitz
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2019 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 0-1 blitz
Ding Liren vs Yu Yangyi, 2019 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

English/Reti vs Lasker's NY System (A06) 1-0Pins, centralized N
S Khademalsharieh vs A Stefanova, 2020 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening (A04) 1-0 Commanding White queen!
R Jumabayev vs S Chanda, 2020 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Czech-Indian (A46) 0-1 two hogs, video link
Carlsen vs Dubov, 2020 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

KID: Normal. Rare Defenses (E90) 0-1 Deflection or Outnumbered
Ding Liren vs Carlsen, 2020 
(E90) King's Indian, 66 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Center Var (C43) 0-1 w/his pants up!
V Gazik vs Mamedyarov, 2020 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 No Trade
W So vs Anand, 2020 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: General (C50) 0-1 Discovered# next
Borisenkov vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1952 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 35 moves, 0-1

37...Qxg2! is #109 in Chess Informant's Encyclopedia
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Mason Var (C42) 1-0 No Deflection
Vidmar vs F Englund, 1905 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Macho Grob Spike/Borg Defense (B00) White has issues
L Horta vs M Dos Santos, 1984 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def Fianchetto (C76) 0-1
Xie Jun vs Smyslov, 1996 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 52 moves, 0-1

KGA. Cunningham Defense (C35) 1-0 Disc +, Pin, etc.
A Croll vs V Pupols, 1955 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 28 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 0-1 The Great Escape
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1923 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 33 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Mokele Mbembe (B02) 1-0 Cornered K
S L McCalla vs L D Barbour, 1887 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Italian Var (C50) 1-0 39.?
Kramnik vs Adams, 2017 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 41 moves, 1-0

22nd New York State Chess Association Championship (1909), Bath
W Moorman vs C Jaffe, 1909 
(B40) Sicilian, 50 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Sham Q sacrifice
J Polgar vs Ljubojevic, 1992 
(B53) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 0-1 31...? Find the Finish
L Andonovski vs G Caprio, 2015 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 31 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 1-0 Battery on the 7th rank
Karpov vs I Arakelov, 1969
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

38...Rxd1?? [The final spectacular opportunity missed was 38...
J Sherwin vs Fischer, 1957 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 41 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Rubinstein. Fort Knox Var (C10) 1-0 R on 7th
Tingjie Lei vs E Shachar, 2018
(C10) French, 34 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Capablanca Var (A47) 1-0 weak squares leak
N Pavlov-Pianov vs N Zubarev, 1920
(A47) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Modern Variations (B50) · 0-1
J van Foreest vs N Grandelius, 2021 
(B50) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07)1-0 R robbery
Minic vs V Bukal Sr, 1972 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

22nd New York State Chess Assoc. Champnship - Brilliancy Prize
H Rosenfeld vs Marshall, 1909 
(C59) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Spectacular Attack!
V Gunina vs M Sebag, 2019 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def: Old Benoni. Pawn Thrust (A44) 1-0 Exch Sac allows Q
Keene vs G K Sandiford, 1962  
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

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