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Some S-upermen of the 21st Century
Compiled by fredthebear
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This is a collection split for "S" players, not necessarily scintillating games, but many are. It's short of contemporary games for now, but it will fill up gradually. Yes, Fredthebear is stuck in the past and usually doesn't wander too far beyond the Spassky-Fisher era. But, FTB will go wherever the honey, nuts, berries and cherries can be found.

Let's leave some of the relics in here until we get closer to 400 games.

* Shirov miniatures: Game Collection: Shirov miniatures

Miniature: Black can accept the pawn but then should let it go
J H Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

One of three English from 1843
Staunton vs Saint-Amant, 1843 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Second of three English from 1843
Staunton vs Saint-Amant, 1843 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 1-0

Impact of Genius: 500 years of Grandmaster Chess p. 30
Saint-Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def Modern. Alburt Var (B04) 1-0Aims at f7, displace K
M Kobalia vs A Krivonogov, 2001 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Compromised Def (C52) 1-0 Pin, R sac, K chase
Steinitz vs H Strauss, 1860 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knights Def. Perreux Variation (C55) 1-0Which one?
Schiffers vs E Schallopp, 1887 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 70 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Schlecter's Gems
Schlechter vs Siegfried August Wolf, 1894 
(C13) French, 16 moves, 1-0

Schlecter played viciously! Knights thump the bishop pair.
Schlechter vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C28) Vienna Game, 24 moves, 1-0

French Defense; Schlechter variation as White
Schlechter vs Showalter, 1898 
(C00) French Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Hedgehog (C66)0-1 a-pawn is the difference
Schiffers vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

"The Art of Sacrifice in Chess" by R. Spielmann
G Schories vs Spielmann, 1905 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 25 moves, 0-1

1st brilliancy prize at 1909 St. Petersburg - Miscalculation
Schlechter vs Salwe, 1909 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

KGA Traditional 4...Bg7 (C38) 0-1Black battery down h-file w/Ns
J Szekely vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1/2-1/2 g-file tussle
Spielmann vs Saemisch, 1920
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

SWG, Carlsbad Var (B20) 1-0 Both Ks exposed to check before 0-0
Spielmann vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B20) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1-0

SWG, Marshall Var (B20) 1-0 N outpost and Q on 7th
Spielmann vs Saemisch, 1925 
(B20) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B40) 1/2-1/2
Saemisch vs Spielmann, 1928
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Rubinstein Var (C39) 1-0 GT2K
Stoltz vs Saemisch, 1932 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nimzowitsch Exchange Var (B29) 1-0Sacrifices all over
H Seidman vs Santasiere, 1939 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 24 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C27) 1-0White will win a piece
Santasiere vs A Sandrin, 1946 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Modern Var (B56) 1-0 Common trap in the Sicilian
Szabo vs B Sooky, 1946 
(B56) Sicilian, 7 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Mannheim Var (D23)1-0 12 move stunner
Sajtar vs Sliwa, 1947 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

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

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Mikenas-Carls Var (A15) 1-0 Lost B
Smyslov vs Sokolsky, 1950 
(A15) English, 23 moves, 1-0

100 best games of 20th century by Andrew Soltis
Stoltz vs H Steiner, 1952 
(A21) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 75 in Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch, re-issue edition
Szabo vs Spassky, 1953 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening Symmetrical Defense (A05) 1-0 2 Hogs on the 7th
Smyslov vs Stahlberg, 1956 
(A05) Reti Opening, 78 moves, 1-0

KID, Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Q fork fails Fischer
Santasiere vs Fischer, 1957 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Schneider vs Schmidts, 1958 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Dbl Fio (A07) 1-0 White Q sac & connected rooks
Stein vs Sokolsky, 1960 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Brilliancy prize
Simagin vs Stein, 1961 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System ML(D29) 0-1Castled OUT of it
Spassky vs Suetin, 1963 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

"Leonid Stein - Master of Attack" by GM Raymond Keene.
Stein vs S Schweber, 1966 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 46 moves, 1-0

Great combination staring down the jaws of defeat!
V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 189: Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 35 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def: Adler Var (A52) 1-0 Open g-file heavy artillery
G Sigurjonsson vs A S Segal, 1968 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 50: Leonid Stein - Master of Attack
Stein vs Smyslov, 1972 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening / KIA vs NY System (A00) 1-0 Kill box
Suttles vs Saidy, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Pawn chain and two bishops dominate two rooks.
Pomar Salamanca vs Smejkal, 1972 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer (B39) 0-1
Spassky vs Savon, 1973 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 62 moves, 0-1

Sic Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Common unpin theme to know
Suetin vs P Travnicek, 1975 
(B50) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Game 245 in Chess Informant Best Games 201-300
Sax vs Sveshnikov, 1977 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 4, p. 30 in the book Power Mates by Bruce Pandolfini.
M Stean vs Sax, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 21 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. ML (B89) 1-0 Smashin' Sac Attack
A Sokolov vs Salov, 1983 
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Slam ahead to the King!
Smagin vs S Salov, 1984 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 1-0

Crossfire and Ng5 positioned to bust up Black's fianchetto
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0Masterpiece! See Nunn's book
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1985 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf ML (B99) 0-1 N outpost-->fork, Q sac, B pin
J Saksis vs Shirov, 1985 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 37 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Wade-Smyslov Var (E11) 0-1 Lost pawn plus
K Spraggett vs Smyslov, 1985 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 14 moves, 0-1

QGD Harrwitz Attack (D37) 1-0 g4 spike, increasingly bizarre
Speelman vs Short, 1988 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

The theoretically most important game of the first half of 1988
Sax vs Seirawan, 1988 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B22) 1-0 3 pieces for Q, control cnter
Smagin vs S Semkov, 1988
(B40) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attk (B12) 1-0 Activate a pesky N
Short vs Seirawan, 1989 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 0-1 Black tears up Qside
Spassky vs Sax, 1989
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def. Icelandic-Palme G. (B01)0-1 All3 heavy pieces
A Sokolov vs Speelman, 1988 
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 0-1

B12 1-0 33
Short vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Watson's Mastering the Chess Openings I, Ch. 3, p. 54 P Chains
Short vs Seirawan, 1990
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 60 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense Bg7, Nh6 (B06) 1/2- Q kept perpetual threat & +
I Stohl vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian Advance 3.e5 (B00) 1-0 Bold Q sac
Smagin vs Sahovic, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

G26: Chess Duels: My Games w/the World Champions by Y. Seirawan
Seirawan vs Spassky, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

IM Jeremy Silman's "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 219-220
Silman vs D Shapiro, 1990 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 35 moves, 1-0

G23 in Chess Duels: My Games w/World Champs by Yasser Seirawan
Seirawan vs Spassky, 1990 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Game 487 in Chess Informant Best Games 401-500
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1990 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Passer
Short vs Speelman, 1991 
(C49) Four Knights, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl ++
Sveshnikov vs Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short (B12) 0-1 Twenty something combo
Short vs Seirawan, 1992 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attk (B81) 1-0 Q&N sacs for Hook #
K Spraggett vs Suba, 1994 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 1-0 Kside pawn roller
Shabalov vs I M Shliperman, 1995 
(C22) Center Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Keene Defense (A00) 1-0, 27 moves; smothered #
S Sloan vs Gina Sanchez, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 0-1Peculiar N retreats
Short vs Shirov, 1997 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 559: Best game AND best novelty in Informant #71
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr ML 8.Nd5 Mieses Var (B01) 1-0 Rxg7!
Shirov vs Salov, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Center Counter (B01) 1-0 Simple white development to pawn race
Short vs Salov, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 63 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 R&P sacs for passer
Shirov vs Short, 1997 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Var (B02) 0-1 Shaky
Sveshnikov vs Solozhenkin, 1998
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 1/2-Which P do u want?
Short vs Shirov, 1999 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 6 in Starting Out: The King's Indian by Joe Gallagher
I Sokolov vs Shirov, 1999 
(E97) King's Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 1-0 Remove the Guard
S Savchenko vs Savon, 1999 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 8: Understanding Chess: Move By Move - John Nunn
Shirov vs D Reinderman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Var (B20) 1-0 Passer on the d-file
Short vs B Thorfinnsson, 2000 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 0-1 Black penetrates
J Arizmendi Martinez vs I Sokolov, 2000 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn 2.Bf4 c5: Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 1/2- Qs come off
A Stefanova vs A Skripchenko, 2000 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Berlin Def. Beverwijk Var (C65) 1-0 Both colors sac Qs
Shirov vs Grischuk, 2000 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Defense (C36) 0-1 Passer
Fedorov vs Svidler, 2000 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def. (C41) 1-0 Richard Taylor liked the ending!
Sveshnikov vs J Stocek, 2000 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 76 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit Accepted?! (C50) 1-0
Franz Schett vs B Schoerghuber, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2c3 Nf6 3e5 Alapin S-M Declined (B22) 1/2-1/2 IQP draw
M Roiz vs Sutovsky, 2000 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Van der Wiel Attack (B12) 1-0 Pins!
Shabalov vs Seirawan, 2000 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Pseudo-Benko (A46) 1-0 Open d-file, Bb5 pins Nc6
Sakaev vs Delchev, 2001 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 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

Black has a two move checkmate but no time.
M R Sangeetha vs S Dhar, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Sutovsky wins fine rook ending with extra pawn from reloader
Sutovsky vs Sakaev, 2001 
(C14) French, Classical, 63 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Defense (A13) 1-0 Horseplay
I Snape vs M Steadman, 2001
(A13) English, 21 moves, 1-0

From Charles Dickens' novel "A Tale of Two Cities".
G Shahade vs L Times, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Schliemann Def. Dyckhoff Var (C63) 0-1 Two problems
Shirov vs Shabalov, 2001 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 0-1 EG race
C W Baker vs Summerscale, 2001
(C00) French Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

King, Bishop & Knight mate pattern vs lone King
Baburin vs G Shahade, 2001 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 135 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: O'Kelly. Normal System Kan (B28) 1-0 N invasion
A Sokolov vs S Siebrecht, 2001
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def.: Breyer Var (B10) 0-1Pin/Notes by Eric Schiller
Vasquez Schroeder vs E Schiller, 2001  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Novosibirsk (B33) 0-1 d-pawn bomb
H Papaioannou vs V Spasov, 2001 
(B33) Sicilian, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0Blackburne's Mate next
Stefansson vs Bruzon Batista, 2001 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

KID Normal. K's Knight Var (E60) 0-1Q decoy sac creates N+ fork
M Mazek vs Z Szymczak, 2001 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def Suhle Def (C59) 1-0 Anastasia's #
Sutovsky vs Jonkman, 2001 
(C59) Two Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 0-1 Basic K & 2Bs mate lone K
M Solleveld vs Sutovsky, 2001 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 107 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attk. Flank Var (B87) 0-1 pressure g2
Nijboer vs Sutovsky, 2001 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 31 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 6.dxc5 (C42) 0-1Fast time
Short vs Shirov, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

Not a mouse slip at all -
R Janssen vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 Unpin end
Kramnik vs Smirin, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed, Traditional (B23) 1-0 "Emil Fit For A King"
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) 1-0 Up 3 pawns
Stellwagen vs I Smirnov, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Slasher
V Spasov vs K Sobay, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Bg2, Be3 (B26) 1-0 R sac for two passers
Short vs Stefansson, 2002 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

KID. Orthodox. Gligoric-Taimanov System(E92) 1-0Sacs for K walk
T Enkhbat vs Shulman, 2002 
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

French Advance 6.a3 a5 Wade Var (C02) 1-0 Passer promotes
Svidler vs S Volkov, 2003 
(C02) French, Advance, 54 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Advance (B12) 1-0 What to play after 25...Bd3?
Svidler vs Shirov, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 All kinds of trouble
Spoelman vs M van der Werf, 2003 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Delayed Alapin (B22) 0-1 5 minor pieces stacked like flapjacks
Shaw vs Short, 2003
(B40) Sicilian, 51 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Canal Attack. Haag Gambit (B52) 1-0 Pretty finish!!
E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

KGD Panteldakis Countergambit (C30) 0-1 Immune QxRh8
C W Kennaugh vs K G Shirazi, 2003 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish (C49) 1-0 Q trap on the edge
Svidler vs Karpov, 2003 
(C49) Four Knights, 33 moves, 1-0

An overwhelming Shirov victory against the Dragon.
Shirov vs Tiviakov, 2003 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 78 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
Smirin vs Voloshin, 2003
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 33 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Semi-Leningrad Var (A81) 0-1 Backdoored
Chi Minh Nguyen vs Sadler, 2003
(A81) Dutch, 63 moves, 0-1

QGD: Chigorin Defense. Exchange Var (D07) 0-1
Satchidanand Soman vs Sasikiran, 2003
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Exposed files
Svidler vs Bareev, 2004 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attk (B48) 1-0Union Jacked
Short vs R Pogorelov, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30) 1-0 Not Quiet
R Slobodjan vs R Prasca Sosa, 2004 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack /Semi-Stonewalls (D00) 1-0 W dominates Kside act
A Stefanova vs T Vasilevich, 2004 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

4Knights, Halloween Gambit (C47) 1-0 A brief but bloody game
P Schoupal vs J Spalek, 2004 
(C46) Three Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, McDonnell Attack 2.f4 (B21) 1-0 Youth w/Qside passer
So vs Caruana, 2004 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Much more than Dbl Rook sacs!
G Szabo vs S Zawadzki, 2004 
(B53) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Short slays Sicilian with Queen sac on h7
Short vs J Ye, 2004 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Another game from Shirov with a quick, explosive finish.
Shirov vs Fressinet, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76) 1-0One-sided
Shredder vs Hydra, 2004 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def Accelerated/Dutch Bd6 Stonewall (D31) 1-0 Q sac!!
Sasikiran vs Krasenkow, 2004 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Mason-Showalter (C42) 1-0 Blindfo
Svidler vs Topalov, 2004 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 0-1
Sveshnikov vs S Satyapragyan, 2004
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Classical Var (B63) 1-0 Greco's #
Short vs A Muir, 2004 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Less common # on diagonal
Short vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Sic Fischer-Sozin Flank Var (B87) 0-1 Sutovsky's Immortal
D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense Novelty (C65) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Sutovsky vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

KIDS Saemisch Variation. Normal Defense (E81) 0-1 Photo
Morozevich vs Svidler, 2005 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 55 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Var (C42) 1-0 Photo
Svidler vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 70 moves, 1-0

Round 14: Svidler 8 1/2, Anand 8 1/2
Svidler vs Anand, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Knight inflicts pain
Svidler vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Earliest piece sac in the DB (exchange sac on move 2)
A Smirnov vs V Shepelev, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attk (D05) 1-0 Spearhead
E Schiller vs P Grieve, 2005  
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Hidden gem. A queen for 3 pieces can be a fine trade, as long
Svidler vs Rublevsky, 2005 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 70 moves, 1-0

G2: Champions of the New Millennium by Ftacnik, Kopec, & Browne
Svidler vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 3 in "How to Crush Your Opponents" by Simon Williams
I Sokolov vs Shirov, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3.Nf3Bg4 4.Be2Nc6 5.d4O-O-O 6.c4Qf5 7.Be3Bxf3 (B01)
K Spraggett vs Shaw, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 71 moves, 1-0

Egads! KID-expert Sutovsky loses to the London system!
Speelman vs Sutovsky, 2006 
(A48) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Un sacrifice qui peut être très fort!
Shirov vs M Klinova, 2006 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening, Vienna Hybrid, KGD: GOD 06/04/2007
So vs F El Taher, 2006 
(C26) Vienna, 22 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1 Unpin Q sac, anything but quiet!
L Vajda vs Sutovsky, 2006 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 0-1

Both sides can mate-but it's Black's turn.
Y Visser vs Speelman, 2006 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Closed Sicilian Bc4. Anti-Sveshnikov. Kharlov-Kramnik(B30) 1-0
Shirov vs M Roiz, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 0-1 Deflection! Back rank blunder.
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 24 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

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern Var (B10) 1-0 Black Q trap
J Snowden vs S Chevannes, 2006 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 19 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Noteboom (D31) 1-0 Deflection, weak back rank
Shulman vs I Schneider, 2006 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 1-0 So creative
So vs M Prusikin, 2006 
(C14) French, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted (C47) 1-0 Sting like Wesley
So vs Li Chao, 2006 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attk/Delayed Stonewall (A45) 1-0 Nifty minors in mid
A Stefanova vs E Paehtz, 2006
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2c3 Nf6 3e5 Alapin S-M Declined (B22) 0-1 W drops Ps?
B Khelfallah vs S Salov, 2006 
(B40) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

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

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Center Var (C43) 1-0 Defend the 0-0
Sutovsky vs K Miton, 2006 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

NID. Classical. Noa Var (E36) 1-0 Q just takes R off the board!
Sasikiran vs D Rombaldoni, 2006 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

Perhaps the Best draw of 2007. See video.
Grischuk vs Svidler, 2007 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Trompowsky Attack (A45)0-1 R shot prevents perpetual check draw
A Stefanova vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Accepted. Becker Defense (C34) 1-0 0-0-0!
Shulman vs E Formanek, 2007 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attk: Classical vs Bg4 (A01) 1-0 Black Aggression!
Raul Schmidt vs I Saric, 2007 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

G55 The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas by Christoph Scheerer
Aronian vs Shirov, 2007 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Thanks to both l'Ami and Stellwagen for showing why Chess ROCKS
L'Ami vs Stellwagen, 2007 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld, Modern Exchange (D85) 0-1Stunning Q sac allows promo
Gelfand vs Shirov, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C73) 1-0 Maintain Pin
Stellwagen vs Yusupov, 2007 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Pirc, Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 1-0 Shrewd mating net
So vs M Mahjoob, 2007 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Levitsky Attack (D00)  ·  0-1
Kamsky vs Shirov, 2007 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Modern. Snake Var (A60) 1/2-1/2 Show Stopa!
J Stopa vs D Kuljasevic, 2007 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sarratt/Barry 5.Nb5 Attack on c7 vs Tarrasch Def (D00) 1-0 LPDO
A Stefanova vs A Galliamova, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian E15 Intermezzo with 12 .. f7-f5!?
Shulman vs The World, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 Corner shot
Shirov vs C Troyke, 2007
(B27) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack vs Bg4 (A07) 0-1 two knights for a rook
Navara vs Shirov, 2007 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 19.?
B Socko vs Shirov, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch (E28) 1-0 "Smokin' Hot"
K Smokina vs Pokorna, 2007 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 1-0 Wild Qs!
A Shomoev vs R Mamedov, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 42 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

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

Andrew Greet "GibTelecom Chess Festival", "CHESS", April 2008.
A Stefanova vs M Gurevich, 2008 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Battle for center; skewer+ next
Shirov vs Mamedyarov, 2008 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto Lines (A29) 1-0 Blitz
Svidler vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 43 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0 Survive to thrive
Svidler vs A Riazantsev, 2008 
(C11) French, 38 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 1st place votes
G Sargissian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Adv. Short (B12) 0-1 Held hostage by supported passer
Movsesian vs Svidler, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 64 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Italian Var/B's Opening d3 c3 (C50) 1-0 P fork
V Spasov vs G Schroll, 2008 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

It happens. Centralized Ns are irritating as a mother-in-law?!
V Spasov vs I Saric, 2008 
(B33) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 1-0 Dbl R EG
Shirov vs Topalov, 2008 
(B33) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

Annotated by IM Max Notkin in Chess Today #2799
Short vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

French Winawer Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 0-1 h-file bomb
K O'Brien vs D Salter, 2008 
(C15) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def Bogoljubow Var (C58) 1-0 Q vs 2 Rs
Short vs S P Sethuraman, 2008
(C58) Two Knights, 86 moves, 1-0

KID. Normal. King's Knight Var (E60) 0-1 Dbl R sac, K walk
T Beckers vs K G Shirazi, 2008 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Hungarian/Closed Sicilian (A00) 1-0?? Bad ruling
M Socko vs S Foisor, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Italian, Evans Gambit. Anderssen Var Cordel Line (C51) 1-0
Short vs L'Ami, 2008 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 38 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52) 1-0
Short vs G Sargissian, 2008 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Modern Def (C45) 1-0 Connecticut Fox in the Woods
P Sells vs R Salimbagat, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Simple tactics
K Trygstad vs K Stupak, 2009
(C01) French, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

Sic Paulsen. Bastrikov Var English Attack (B48) 0-1 1st W@Cor
Nijboer vs So, 2009 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 67 moves, 0-1

Sic Najdorf Adams Attack (B90) 1-0Declined R sac offer forks
So vs M Leon Hoyos, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Bishop sac on move 9!
S Sjugirov vs Van Wely, 2009 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Berlin Wall J. Rogers Line (C67) 1-0
Shirov vs A Volokitin, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Modern Variation (B01) 1-0 Dbl Rooks
So vs D Laylo, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 51 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf Adams Attack (B90) 1-0 Open h-file, long diagonal
So vs R Gao, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

An X-Ray tactic protects the Black kNight to arrange Hook Mate
Svidler vs Gelfand, 2009 
(A28) English, 56 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening (A09) 0-1 The Black kNight dies a hero!
T Hillarp Persson vs I Sokolov, 2009 
(A09) Reti Opening, 59 moves, 0-1

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 Good vs Bad light Bishop
Svidler vs Yifan Hou, 2009 
(C11) French, 64 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. Main lines (B18) 1-0 Smooth Sac Attk
V Spasov vs T Baninska, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Chekhover (B53) 1-0 BAM! Game over!
H Seifert vs M Szmyd, 2009 
(B53) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Zugzwang commentary
A Samsonkin vs Nakamura, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf Var (B96) 1-0 ROTs ignored/Promotion race
Shirov vs I Papaioannou, 2009 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2Knts Def. Polerio Def B+ (C58) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Short vs I Sokolov, 2009 
(C58) Two Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 R&B vs R&N
Shirov vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 49 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Chigorin Var (C42) 1-0 Q trap
Sutovsky vs E Inarkiev, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: General (A09) 1-0 Delicious pawn munching
A Stefanova vs M Sebag, 2010 
(A09) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch (C42) 1-0 Q+ & fork R
Shirov vs Smeets, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Lion. Sozin Var (C41)1-0 Q sac->royal family fork
B Savchenko vs S Yudin, 2010 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense (D10) 0-1Black Q bully moves 11 of 13, often check
H Melkumyan vs So, 2010 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

EG: sacrifice material for
I Sokolov vs Caruana, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

Shabalov and Shirov are the living remnants of Tal.
Shabalov vs Stripunsky, 2010 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1/2-1/2Lively, missed chance
Svidler vs So, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1/2-1/2 Novelty
Svidler vs Caruana, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Czech Benoni Defense (A56) 1-0 N sac for 2 connected passers
So vs D Flores, 2010 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Najdorf. Traditional Line (B98) 1-0 Body-Head!
B Savchenko vs V Nedilko, 2010 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening (E00) 0-1Pinned to mating square and piled upon
S Demmery vs B Sambuev, 2010
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

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

Sic Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 0-1 K safety is paramount
K Badev vs V Spasov, 2010 
(B33) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

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

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0
Shirov vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Crossfire w/Bs, Q&N
Kaidanov vs Shankland, 2011 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 0-1

Sic Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1-0 Both 0-0-0, Decoy, Pin
So vs Sasikiran, 2011 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 38 moves, 1-0

London System vs Dbl Fio (A48) 1-0 Back rank spearhead pin
Short vs W Kobese, 2011 
(A48) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange (D85) 1-0 Bishop Pair Pasting
Spoelman vs R Swinkels, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

26 ... Re8-e2!! attacks White c2-queen supporting defender
Kamsky vs Svidler, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

C-K Def: Advance. Short Var 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (B12) 1-0 Damiano's #
Shirov vs D Solak, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Sic 2.c3 Alapin, Stoltz Attack (B22) 1-0 Fabulous penetration
Stripunsky vs N Managadze, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 30 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Knights in the promotion game
Liu Qingnan vs Short, 2012 
(B32) Sicilian, 51 moves, 0-1

QGA Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0 A Backdoor Arabian #
L Schandorff vs R E Andersen, 2012 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 R trap forces exchg
So vs G Meier, 2012 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 1-0 Efficient White play
Short vs G Seletsky, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 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

QGD. Exchange Var (D35) 1-0 Bowling pin action
M Al Sayed vs M Maia, 2012 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def Exchange (B03) 1-0 Philly Cheese Steak
Stripunsky vs Shabalov, 2012
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 62 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical. Quiet System Czech Defense (B08) 1-0
J Salisbury vs J G Ludwig, 2012 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

Remarkable Forced Stalemate Between Two Computers
Shredder vs Gull, 2013 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Alapin Barmen Def vs 5.Be3 (B22)0-1 0-0-0 swiss cheese
Sengupta vs S P Sethuraman, 2013 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 40 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Q sac for a passer
D Svetushkin vs Iskusnyh, 2013
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk (C78) 1-0 Humility is good
Svidler vs Topalov, 2014 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2Knights Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 DK analysis
Shirov vs S Sulskis, 2014 
(C57) Two Knights, 28 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 So lurks, Black Q roams but lost
So vs Gelfand, 2014 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B45) 0-1 Q chopped off
B Gundavaa vs Sutovsky, 2014 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 24 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 0-1 Q sac staves off defeat
V Kovalev vs Shirov, 2014 
(B30) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var(C77) 0-1Black sacs 3Qs!
V Gunina vs Sevian, 2015 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 0-1

3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 1-0 Nice sacs here
Sutovsky vs K Spraggett, 2015 
(B01) Scandinavian, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 A huge scalp for 14 yr old
So vs Sevian, 2015 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Var (C89) 1/2-1/2
Sevian vs Naroditsky, 2015 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) ·
Shankland vs Sevian, 2015 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tarrasch Def. Two Knights (D32) 0-1 Score keeping violation
So vs V Akobian, 2015 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal (C69) 0-1 R ending
Jakovenko vs Svidler, 2015 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 57 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein Opening /Colle-Zukertort (D05) 1-0 Scattered; Pin it
A Stefanova vs Zhonghan Ma, 2015
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Kasparov Attack(C10) 1-0Sac attack, Q on 7th
So vs V Akobian, 2016 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. Rossolimo Var (A41) 1-0Blitz; Pin, Remove Defender
So vs Kasparov, 2016 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 25 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Botvinnik System Reversed (A37) 0-1
A Stefanova vs S P Sethuraman, 2016
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon (B70) 1-0 Theft from the overworked pawn
Sasikiran vs S D Swapnil, 2017 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 0-1 blitz
L Shytaj vs Short, 2017 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13)0-1 67 aint old
Kovalenko vs Sveshnikov, 2017 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 0-1

R Harper vs I Sokolov, 2010
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 0-1

J Shahade vs Wang Pin, 2002 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Short vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 42 moves, 1-0

Short vs I Sokolov, 2004 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 816 in Chess Informant Best Games 801-900
Sutovsky vs Movsesian, 2001 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 25 in How to Crush Your Opponents by Simon Williams
Sutovsky vs Filippov, 2005 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 1-0 Pins, pins
Sadvakasov vs Shulman, 2007 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 47 moves, 1-0

QID: Kasparov-Petrosian. Main Line (E12) 1-0
Svidler vs A Shomoev, 2013 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: General (B10) 1-0 Qside action w/a Q sac!
M Sebag vs Xu Yuanyuan, 2004
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto Gufeld Gambit (B31) 1-0
E Sedina vs K Smokina, 2005 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Declined. Sorensen Def (C21) 0-1
R Sluka vs J Sosna, 2001
(C21) Center Game, 39 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. Bayonet Attack (E97) 1-0
Sevillano vs J Peters, 2008
(E97) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Bc4 vs temporary Bg7 (B06) 1-0 Rather unusual
S Sulskis vs Bologan, 2000 
(B06) Robatsch, 54 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Classical System Kozul G (E99) 3 minors beat Q
So vs Ding Liren, 2015 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 60 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)0-1 19...? Stockfish
Topalov vs So, 2016 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 0-1

Beautiful, relentless and commanding attack by Serper
Serper vs D Ippolito, 2003 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Def (D40) 1-0 Add to the King's EAD
A Sarana vs S Drazic, 2019 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 23 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

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 6.Nc3 (C42) 1-0 Qs excha
Short vs P Morten, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit 5.Nc3 (C42) 1-0 Remove the guard
Short vs L Rouanet, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Great move! The Shak demolished the Shok
Mamedyarov vs S Shoker, 2013 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System M.L. (D19) 0-1 Max Lange's #
Lutsko vs S Barth Stanford, 2007 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 26 moves, 0-1

It's draw after 61.Kxh5 according Lomonosov Tablebases.
S Sergienko vs Vescovi, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal (C69) 0-1 Q grabs b-pawn later
Naiditsch vs Svidler, 2019 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 906 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Sutovsky vs A Kovacevic, 2004 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 922 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Sutovsky vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 37 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attk: Keres Var (A07) 1-0 A tale of two kings
I Saric vs A Sharafiev, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 76 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Modern. Anti-Qxd4 Move Order (B50) 0-1 Turn the t
M Marlow vs I Snape, 2008 
(B50) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

QGD: Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 1-0 36.?
Shulman vs A Savage, 2002 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0 25.?
I Sokolov vs Smeets, 2008 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B78) 0-1 It wasn't just about the Rs
R Bitoon vs So, 2010 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General (C60) 1-0 No Surprise
So vs A Gupta, 2008 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Mikenas Var (B00) 0-1 Stockfish notes; 28...?
Neo Zhu vs Shabalov, 2017 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Dragon Var (B60) 1-0 P grabbing bites
Svidler vs Vitiugov, 2007 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 30 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Classical Var (C18) 0-1 "Cut a Wide Swathi"
G Swathi vs Short, 2011 
(C18) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Catalan Def Accepted (A13) 1-0
Short vs Sveshnikov, 2011 
(A13) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 1-0 boys U12
S Sjugirov vs So, 2005 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 0-1 Greco's #
M Labollita vs E Schiller, 2003
(A13) English, 33 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Goglidze Attack (D70) 0-1 Stockfish notes
D Svetushkin vs A Stella, 2013 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Huebner Var (E41) 1-0 Nxg7 leads to g-file +
J Sarfati vs R Stevens, 2008  
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

French Advance 6.Be2, Euwe f6 -- activate the light-square B
Shabalov vs Shirov, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def./Philidor Exchange 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (B07) 1-0 Fast paced
Sutovsky vs L Draskovic, 2018 
(B07) Pirc, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 N invasion next
S Sjugirov vs Svidler, 2009 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B50) 0-1 3-piece N fork
Areshchenko vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B50) Sicilian, 22 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Dbl Fio resembles Hippo (B06) 0-1 Dynamics faulter
Naiditsch vs Svidler, 2009 
(B06) Robatsch, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 814 in Chess Informant Best Games 801-900
Shulman vs M Ginsburg, 2001 
(E92) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Interesting knight sack leads to complicated king hunt
Sutovsky vs Morozevich, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

English (A20) 1-0 Squeeze & snatch or protect
So vs Ding Liren, 2019 
(A20) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0
Smeets vs I Sokolov, 2011 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Veresov Atack. Boyce Def (D01) 1-0 Rob the pin
C Slingerland vs O Djuric, 2012 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned P (C18) Young star hits h-file
Sevian vs T Abrahamyan, 2012 
(C18) French, Winawer, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C96) 1-0 create a passer
Sutovsky vs D Sadzikowski, 2017 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3 (E06) 0-1 Rooks come forth
Yan Liu vs S P Sethuraman, 2019 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 26 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Sam steps up
Leko vs Shankland, 2011 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 1-0 Damiano's Mate!
Ganguly vs A Smith, 2019 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern (A01) 1-0 Uncommon finish
A Sokolov vs S Milliet, 2015 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 66 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
So vs Navara, 2011 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 34 moves, 1-0

The Exchange Sacrifice: A Practical Guide by Sergey Kasparov
Svidler vs Gelfand, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 52 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo (C45) 1/2-1/2 Emms' 37...?
Morozevich vs Short, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Symmetrical. Botvinnik System Reversed (A36) 0-1 23...?
Nakamura vs Svidler, 2017 
(A36) English, 49 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10) 0-1 21...?
Xiong vs Shabalov, 2017 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.Be2 Paulsen Attk (C02) 0-1 N sac offer
L'Ami vs Shirov, 2019 
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Var (C03) 1/2-1/2
A Shvartsman vs J C Sadorra, 2011
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Wormald Attack (C77) 1-0 32.?
Shabalov vs Sasikiran, 2008 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 0-1
Ponomariov vs Shirov, 2003 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Breyer Defense Zaitsev Hybrid (C9
P K Wells vs B Socko, 2004
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 58 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Gen (B10) 1-0 Spectacular fireworks from Short!
Short vs M Mchedlishvili, 2009 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Svidler vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

Shimanov vs So, 2015 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 29 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Rubinstein. Fort Knox Var (C10) 1-0 Incoming
Sutovsky vs L D'Costa, 2006 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

English vs. Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) 1-0 R #
Svidler vs Shimanov, 2012 
(A14) English, 58 moves, 1-0

French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (C11) 1-0
I Saric vs M Gurevich, 2007 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD: Chigorin Def. Exchange Costa's Line (D07) 0-1 Good scrap
D Ippolito vs Stripunsky, 2007 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Queen sac attack, for rooks and X-ray bishops to seal the win!
Svidler vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0 Stockf
So vs Kamsky, 2016 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 28 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0Back rank
Smirin vs G Dizdar, 2005 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Alapin. Stoltz Attack Ivanchuk Line (B22) 1-0
D Sermek vs M Tratar, 2001 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Def: Main Lines 6.Nf3 Bf5 (B01) 1-0 P roller
Shabalov vs B Howe, 2011
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Tal Var (B12) 1-0 Interference fails
Svidler vs Nakamura, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 21.?
Shirov vs I Sokolov, 2004 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 26 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: English Rat / Bind (A41) 1-0 Compare the Rooks
A Suleymanli vs Smirin, 2020 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 33 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox Bayonet Attk Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 Ns set table
A Simutowe vs Smirin, 2001 
(E97) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Bayreuth Var (C77) 0-1 Overmatched
J Shetty Shristi vs S P Sethuraman, 2008 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit Qxe5 (C02) 0-1
T Gossell vs Shulman, 2002
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 1-0
So vs Shirov, 2011 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Worrall Attk Castling line (C86) 1-0 Greco attk
Short vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1The Siberian Trap
G Rohit vs K Szabo, 2001 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 0-1

KID: Normal Var (E70) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Jonathan Sarfati
J Sarfati vs Schmaltz, 2005 
(E70) King's Indian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Spanish Game: Marshall Attk. Modern ML (C89) 0-1 Sarfati notes
M Sonter vs J Sarfati, 2005  
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 42 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Tal Var (B12) 1-0 Wiping out the 6th
Sutovsky vs N Batsiashvili, 2018 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 30.? Greco's Mate
Shirov vs K Spraggett, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 24 pages of kibitz!
Svidler vs Topalov, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attk. Flank Var 11.Nf5!? (B87)1-0 2RvsQ
D Solak vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 96 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 1-0 Four Qs
B Socko vs Sasikiran, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 89 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 Blitz
B Savchenko vs Karjakin, 2010 
(C56) Two Knights, 32 moves, 1-0

KIA: Yugoslav Bg4 (A07) 1-0 34.Rxa4 just take it!
Sasikiran vs Anand, 2002 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Artful Kside assault
K Shanava vs A Gurkin, 2012 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Maroczy 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (B12) 1-0 Dazzling!
R Saptarshi vs Vardaan Nagpal, 2017 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

QID: Classical. Traditional Var (E17) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
So vs Rapport, 2017 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Wimpy System (A13) 1-0 blitz
So vs Nakamura, 2017
(A13) English, 29 moves, 1-0

"Wes Side Story" (game of the day Feb-10-2018)
Xiong vs So, 2017 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 31 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 King Hunt by the Queen
Smirin vs Avrukh, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Advance General (C16) 1-0 Unusual
Shirov vs S Atalik, 2003 
(C16) French, Winawer, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed. Traditional (B25) · 1-0
E Safarli vs Shcherbakov, 2019
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (B30)1-0
Sadvakasov vs S Peschardt, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Stockfish notes; blitz
Svidler vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Game 967 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Topalov vs Svidler, 2006 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 61 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin/Kopec (B50) 0-1
Shabalov vs Shankland, 2008 
(B50) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Hippopotamus (A00) 1-0 4 over 3, and some punny advice!
E Sedina vs J Majdan, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Two Knights System (B08) 0-1 Q drops in #
E Borigas vs A Sousa, 2004 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 20 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 0-1 Internet Showdown
Caruana vs So, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

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

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 0-1 blitz
D Kryakvin vs Smirin, 2019 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

KGD. Classical (C30) 1-0 Internet
Shabalov vs S J Breckenridge, 2017 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1-0

QGD: Three Knights. General 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (D37)1-0 g-pawn thrust
So vs Nakamura, 2020 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Short Var 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (B12) 1-0
S Sjugirov vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 20.?
Swiercz vs M Kanarek, 2016 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Corresp
M Semrl vs S V Sabaev, 2009 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Linares Var (D20) 1-0 beautiful!
Shirov vs Motylev, 2001 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical. Quiet System (B08) 0-1 blitz
Jakovenko vs Svidler, 2009
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Kennedy. Paulsen Attk (B00) 1-0 Remove the Def
So vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2020 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Romanishin Var (C45) 0-1 Find the Finish
A Neiksans vs I Sokolov, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 37 moves, 0-1

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

QGD: Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37) 1-0 24.?
I Sokolov vs S Bjornsson, 2004 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knts Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 blitz; mate in 2
D Howell vs B Savchenko, 2017 
(A28) English, 33 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knts Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 knight strike
S Pavlov vs B Savchenko, 2019 
(A28) English, 44 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

King's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 Stockfish
Nakamura vs So, 2020 
(A28) English, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn General (C18) 1-0 Pin city
Stefansson vs E Hedman, 2002 
(C18) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Def: General (A40) 0-1 A Knight is a Rook's worst enemy
M Richter vs B Socko, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 1010 in Chess Informant Best Games 1001-1100
Sutovsky vs K Miton, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: General (A57) 0-1 Spearhead
K Solomon vs R Simpson, 2001 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Var (C90) 1-0 U20 Girls
T Sachdev vs Li Ching, 2001 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 15 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0Up a piece after Q exch
T Sachdev vs J G Pettersen, 2007
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: 3.BxNf6 exBf6 (A45) 0-1 kamikaze bishop
D Smerdon vs T Sachdev, 2007
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

NID: Panov Attack. Main Line (E54) 1-0 basic tactics on the 6th
T Sachdev vs F Alinoori, 2001 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 29 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical (A04) 1-0 video link
Svidler vs Leko, 2020 
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 1093 in Chess Informant Best Games. 1001-1100
Shirov vs Tiviakov, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 1-0

English Defense. General (A10) 0-1 The disconnected rook falls
P Toloza Soto vs Speelman, 2002
(A10) English, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Chelyabinsk Var (B33) 1-0
R Soltanici vs M Barasiant, 2001 
(B33) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) 1-0
C Sielecki vs M P Townsend, 2011 
(A14) English, 69 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Richter Var (B01) 1-0 33.?
A Skripchenko vs J C Blazquez Gomez, 2000 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 1-0

C-K, Karpov Var. Modern ML (B17) 0-1 Q batteries
Sutovsky vs Svidler, 2009 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 11 'The Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps' by Gary Lane
Lenderman vs S Sloan, 2007 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn Accepted (B97) 1-0Shirov!!
Shirov vs Wang Hao, 2009 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1-0 broken kingside
Pavasovic vs O Sepp, 2004 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Promotion trick
D Svetushkin vs Smirin, 2007 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn General (C18) 1-0
Sasikiran vs N Studer, 2020 
(C18) French, Winawer, 77 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 42...?
K Akshayraj vs Safin, 2005 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 0-1 Incredible
D Dvirnyy vs Shirov, 2020 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

QGD: Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Plang notes
I Sokolov vs P Tregubov, 2002 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

"Saavedra Revisited" (game of the day Nov-30-2016)
Svidler vs Topalov, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 67 moves, 1-0

NID: Reshevsky Var (E46) 0-1 Somebody said Tactics!
Jobava vs R Svane, 2020 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Queen Pawn Game: Morris Countergambit (D00) 0-1 messy scrap!
J Rowson vs M Stojanovic, 2006 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Millionaire Chess (2014), Las Vegas USA, rd 3, Oct-10
Shabalov vs F Felecan, 2014 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

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

French Def: Winawer. Advance Var (C18) 1-0 offramp's study
I Saric vs A Suleymanli, 2019 
(C18) French, Winawer, 71 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Krause Attack (D17) 0-1
Jobava vs Shirov, 2007 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Closed Var (B24) 0-1 Exchange Qs for Rook pairs
V Samolins vs H K Simonsen, 2006 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 14.?
D Svetushkin vs Landa, 2010 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 32 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

Sicilian Def: Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 1-0 Find the finish
Shirov vs K Bischoff, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

"That is really awesome. Wow." says the champ.
L P Supi vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B01) Scandinavian, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84) · 0-1
Sasikiran vs G Sargissian, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30) 0-1 50...?
Karpov vs Shirov, 2000 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 analyzed
Sutovsky vs A Kunte, 2004 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 27 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30) 0-1 Greco's Mate
Karpov vs Shirov, 2003 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack: Keres Var 5.d3 e5 (A07) 0-1 video link
Dubov vs Shirov, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: l'Hermet Var Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 26.?
Shirov vs Karjakin, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Knights in Black's lap
Sutovsky vs Dvoirys, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

KID-4 Q's on the board-wild calculation, ruthless attack
Bareev vs Smirin, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Self-pin, Remove the Defender
M Krakops vs Shirov, 2015 
(B32) Sicilian, 18 moves, 0-1

World Blitz Championship (2009) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 30, Nov
Polgar vs Svidler, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

King's English. Hungarian Attack (A25) 0-1 Get the Q in close!
Korchnoi vs Sakaev, 2001 
(A25) English, 32 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attack. Modern Def Mieses Line (B13) 0-1
B Adhiban vs A M Sargsyan, 2019 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 24 moves, 0-1

KIA DBl Fio vs Pachman Sys (A07) 0-1 P on 3rd w/B pair
A Puranik vs S Sjugirov, 2020 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 1-0 video link
So vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B33) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Classical. Main lines (B18) 1-0Investment return
G Swathi vs N Hutchinson, 2002 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Defense (D40) 0-1 video link
Carlsen vs So, 2020 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 61 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Van der Wiel Attk (B12) 1-0 video link
A R Saleh Salem vs Smeets, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Jobava London Sys Indian Game: General (A45) 0-1Stockfish notes
So vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2018 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 0-1

QGD: Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 22.?
L Seres vs M Goczo, 2001 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Italian Var 5.d3 (C50) 1-0 mutual Q&B ending
So vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 93 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Chameleon. Advance System (D15) 1-0 LIFO?
Sakaev vs A Lastin, 2005 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Breyer Def (C95) 1/2-1/2
Shirov vs I Sokolov, 2003 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Washington Post, CHESS By Lubomir Kavalek June 17, 2002
Epishin vs Short, 2002 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

French Def: Tarrasch. Morozevich Var (C03) 0-1 Dbl Attk
K Asrian vs R Prasca Sosa, 2006 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B94) · 1-0
E Safarli vs S Sjugirov, 2006 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Delayed Alapin (B50) 0-1
H Hamdouchi vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B50) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

The pieces fly in this one! A queen sac in eight moves!
S Soors vs A R Saleh Salem, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 35 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 ML (B01) 1-0 Kside Pawn storm, promotion
S Savitskiy vs S Huguet, 2010
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) · 1-0
Z Sturua vs K Krivolapov, 2001 
(B27) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Avoid the Pawn Promotion race; know how Black wins this.
A Zubarev vs Shabanov, 2002 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Var (B67) 0-1 Internet
Nakamura vs Shankland, 2021 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 58 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Makogonov Var (D94) 0-1
I Zenyuk vs J Shahade, 2004 
(D94) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Variation (B53) · 1/2-1/2
P S Spiller vs M Steadman, 2017 
(B53) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 1-0 blitz
S Sjugirov vs K Sek, 2019 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Delayed Alapin Var (B40) 1-0 A most unique mate!
D Smerdon vs G Nakauchi, 2007 
(B40) Sicilian, 69 moves, 1-0

New Art of Defense in Chess by GM Andy Soltis, p.1
Naiditsch vs Svidler, 2004 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 39 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. ML (C52) 1-0 Fredthebear wasn't the
Sutovsky vs Smagin, 2001 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 42 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (B32) 1-0
Svidler vs S Maze, 2005
(B32) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 1-0
Sutovsky vs J Gallagher, 2002 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 53 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance. Paulsen Attk (C02) 1-0 re-gifted pawns
Shirov vs Sadvakasov, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 72 moves, 1-0

Italian Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 1-0 W survives puncture
S Savitskiy vs B Savchenko, 2017
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 41 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Austrian Def (D06) 1-0 open d-file
I Salgado Lopez vs I Starostits, 2012 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Bled Attack (D17) 1-0 32.?
I Sokolov vs T Middelburg, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen Var (B46) 1-0Stockfish notes; magnificent
Svidler vs A Volokitin, 2006 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 pleasing finish!
So vs Dubov, 2020 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

it does not need annotation, it is pure beauty, delivered by GM
Aronian vs S Sulskis, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: London System (A46) 1-0 Pawns Mate!
Swayams vs Andrey M Souza Neves, 2020 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 2-for-1
M Quinn vs Shirov, 2001 
(E97) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack: General (A06) 0-1 Central passer
Zherebukh vs Shirov, 2021 
(A06) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Pirc move-order (C41) 1-0 center P fork trick
S Satyapragyan vs Y Saber, 2016
(C41) Philidor Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

KID: 7th Pawn Attack? (E77) 0-1 Penetrate, skewer
Sergio Miguel vs I Saric, 2021 
(E77) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 FIDE World Cup 2021
Svidler vs Vitiugov, 2021 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Var (C78) 1-0 Kside assault!
So vs Le Quang Liem, 2021 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Nxh6+ opens g-file
So vs Le Quang Liem, 2021 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 1-0 Attraction
S Savitskiy vs A Tskhadadze, 2019 
(A13) English, 38 moves, 1-0

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