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Chess Strategy
Compiled by SamAtoms1980

Maneuvering explained in the German style by a World Champion's brother.

"I let Burn sacrifice my men."
Tartakower vs Burn, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

This crusade did not quite go as Saladin hoped
P S Leonhardt vs Marshall, 1911 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 36 moves, 0-1

Early Queen move works
Spielmann vs Prokes, 1908 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Both goliaths chuck wins
Tarrasch vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gunston's gun misfires
R C Griffith vs W H Gunston, 1902 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 1-0

Gunsberg's gun does NOT misfire
J Mason vs Gunsberg, 1889 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 0-1

Hamburg hamburger
Marshall vs Tarrasch, 1910 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

"Black Death" gets driven to the wall
Blackburne vs Lasker, 1914 
(C45) Scotch Game, 67 moves, 0-1

Don't try to out-tactics Marshall. Just don't.
Salwe vs Marshall, 1908 
(C58) Two Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

Many heads are better than...... oh, never mind.
Teichmann vs Allies, 1905 
(C56) Two Knights, 35 moves, 1-0

White takes the "defense" out of the Berlin Defense
Schlechter vs Janowski, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

If only the Ruy Lopez was always this easy
Teichmann vs Rubinstein, 1911 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

A one-way boat ride to doom
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

A side of an attack that he was not used to being on
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

This kid will go far
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 48 moves, 1-0

This time Gunsberg's gun misfires
Yates vs Gunsberg, 1914 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 25 moves, 1-0

Deutschland dumbfounded
Berlin vs Riga, 1906 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 54 moves, 0-1

"I'll be back, seƱor."
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Author's Folly
Ed. Lasker vs Janowski, 1913 
(C49) Four Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

Author's Redemption
Ed. Lasker vs F Englund, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Seriously, this kid could become really good
Ed. Lasker vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C46) Three Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

You can Forgacs about it
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

You didn't want to castle because......?
H E Atkins vs J F Barry, 1910 
(C14) French, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

Yeah, about that whole check and mate thing......
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 1-0

"This is my island, baby!"
Capablanca vs R B Estera, 1913 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 1-0

Retold by Two Voices
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1912  
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

When the Sicilian was a New Toy
Alapin vs Rubinstein, 1912 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 28 moves, 1-0

Spielmann ends up on the wrong side of a blitz
Teichmann vs Spielmann, 1914 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

Spielmann's Redemption
Tarrasch vs Spielmann, 1914 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

Long John
W John vs Janowski, 1914 
(B32) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense gets shelled
Ed. Lasker vs J Mieses, 1913 
(B01) Scandinavian, 18 moves, 1-0

The prequel, where the Scandinavian Defense went better
Z Barasz vs J Mieses, 1912
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 0-1

A duel at a high level is settled for a draw
Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1914  
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pure mate is pure. This Caro-Kann defense went......poorly.
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Don't accept the Queen's Gambit without a good reason. Ever.
L Forgacs vs E Cohn, 1909 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

The future champ tops the wizard
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

This got a lot less orthodox for White's besieged king
Rotlewi vs Teichmann, 1911 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 69 moves, 0-1

Nowhere to run, and nowhere to go
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein plays the role of the legendary mongoose
Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

On a wavelength far from home
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

"This, comrade, will only make me stronger."
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

"You could have at least put up a fight, buddy......"
Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1914 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Did he even know what hit him?
F Duz-Khotimirsky vs Vidmar, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Spielmann makes the Old Benoni much more than a "defense"
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 0-1

[insert something pithy about flies, spider webs, and flypaper]
Tartakower vs L Asztalos, 1913 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

"I am Black Death. I can beat you with anything!"
Blackburne vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

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