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102 KP & QP
Compiled by fredthebear

Compiled by 5nizza: A07, B23, B24, B25, B26, etc. 106 games

"The most powerful weapon in Chess is to have the next move." – David Bronstein

"Chess is the art of analysis." – Mikhail Botvinnik

Never judge a book by it's cover.

"My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose." ― Bette Davis

"Chess is a sport. The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory." ― Max Euwe

"It is a profound mistake to imagine that the art of combination depends only on natural talent, and that it cannot be learned." ― Richard Reti

"The most powerful weapon in Chess is to have the next move." ― David Bronstein

* Fabulous brilliancies:

* Starting Out 1d4: Game Collection: Starting Out: 1 d4!

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Bearly Thinking:

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.

* Sports Clichés:

* Alphabetical Glossary:

Here's a poem a dad wrote:


Ten times I charged the grim, foreboding walls

and was pitched into the pit of defeat.

But, heedless of humiliating falls,

I clambered bravely back onto my feet

and charged again, again to be down thrust

onto the scrap heap of people who lose

onto the mound of mortifying dust

whilst my opponent sat without a bruise

upon his pedestal. We changed sides

and fought again, but I was defeated

whilst he with arrogant and haughty strides

took the throne upon which I had been seated.

Ha! Win or lose, it's how you play the game.

But I would like to beat him just the same.

* Short history: Game Collection: A history of chess

* A07, B23-B25: Game Collection: Sicilian Closed / Grand Prix Attack

* Ataman's Minis: Game Collection: Instructive Chess Miniatures (Ataman)

* 107 battles: Game Collection: 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 Alekhine

* Opening Ideas/Novelties: Game Collection: Great opening ideas

* C53s: Game Collection: rajat21's italian game

* RL Minis: Game Collection: Ruy Lopez Miniatures

* Del's: Game Collection: Del's hidden gems

* The Donner Party of Misery:

* Don't Steal:

* C-K Examples: Game Collection: Caro Kann Lines

* GK: Game Collection: Kasparov - The Sicilian Sheveningen

* Common Gambits Video:

‘May your Departures equal your Landfalls!'

* Notable Games: Game Collection: List of Notable Games (wiki)

* Freaky Fridays: https://allchessopenings.blogspot.c...

* She's a Stonewaller: Eneida Astolfi Perez

* VP:

* Post-Beginners Book: Game Collection: Chess training for post-beginners

"Chess is played with the mind and not with the hands." – Renaud & Kahn

"Chess is a terrific way for kids to build self-image and self-esteem." - Saudin Robovic

"In life, unlike chess the game continues after checkmate." - Isaac Asimov

The Head and the Tail of the Serpent

Two parts the serpent has –
Of men the enemies –
The head and tail: the same
Have won a mighty fame,
Next to the cruel Fates; –
So that, indeed, hence
They once had great debates
About precedence.
The first had always gone ahead;
The tail had been for ever led;
And now to Heaven it prayed,
And said,
"O, many and many a league,
Dragged on in sore fatigue,
Behind his back I go.
Shall he for ever use me so?
Am I his humble servant;
No. Thanks to God most fervent!
His brother I was born,
And not his slave forlorn.
The self-same blood in both,
I'm just as good as he:
A poison dwells in me
As virulent as does
In him. In mercy, heed,
And grant me this decree,
That I, in turn, may lead –
My brother, follow me.
My course shall be so wise,
That no complaint shall rise."

With cruel kindness Heaven granted
The very thing he blindly wanted:
To such desires of beasts and men,
Though often deaf, it was not then.
At once this novel guide,
That saw no more in broad daylight
Than in the murk of darkest night,
His powers of leading tried,
Struck trees, and men, and stones, and bricks,
And led his brother straight to Styx.
And to the same unlovely home,
Some states by such an error come.

Drive sober or get pulled over.

* Crafty Endgame Trainer:

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, "Don Quixote"

Old Russian Proverb: "Measure seven times, cut once. (Семь раз отмерь — один отрежь.)" Be careful before you do something that cannot be changed.

The Chess Poem by Ayaan Chettiar

8 by 8 makes 64
In the game of chess, the king shall rule
Kings and queens, and rooks and knights
Bishops and Pawns, and the use of mind

The Game goes on, the players think
Plans come together, form a link
Attacks, checks and capture
Until, of course, we reach a mate

The Pawns march forward, then the knights
Power the bishops, forward with might
Rooks come together in a line
The Game of Chess is really divine

The Rooks move straight, then take a turn
The Knights on fire, make no return
Criss-Cross, Criss-Cross, go the bishops
The Queen's the leader of the group

The King resides in the castle
While all the pawns fight with power
Heavy blows for every side
Until the crown, it is destroyed

The Brain's the head, The Brain's the King,
The Greatest one will always win,
For in the game of chess, the king shall rule,
8 by 8 makes 64!

"Many have become chess masters, no one has become the master of chess." ― Siegbert Tarrasch

"As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight." — The Revenant

Bird-Larsen Attack: Classical Var (A01) 1-0 peachy
N D Bezaleel vs D Vest, 2003 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Lisitsyn Gambit Deferred (A04) 1-0 Dbl B#
R Martyr vs C Shaw, 2022 
(A04) Reti Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Bg2 vs Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1 Retreat the en prise knight
E Torre vs L Perdomo, 1995 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Woozle got bamboozled (A43) 1-0
G Treppner vs Doll, 1987 
(A43) Old Benoni, 21 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: General (A80) 1-0 Pseudo-Blackburne's Mate w/a Pawn!
B Starck vs D Bertholdt, 1962 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Stonewall. Bd6 Modern Var (A90) 1-0 Greco's # next
E J Gausel vs S Briem, 1996 
(A90) Dutch, 18 moves, 1-0

St. George Defense: Polish Var (B00) 1-0 Overworked pawn
Seirawan vs Spassky, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Modern, Kasparov Attk (B17) 0-1 Anderssen's Mate
P Lebedev vs Valdaev, 1930 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

KGA. Cunningham Defense (C35) 0-1 Damiano's Mate
Carta vs Cassano, 1980 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 7 moves, 0-1

G24 in 1869 book "Chess Brilliants" by John Odin Howard Taylor
Dubois vs A Mongredien, 1862 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. 3.d4 Bg4 Opera House line (C41) 1-0 tpstar notes!
G Atwood vs J Wilson, 1795 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

A Queenmate and a Dovetail Checkmate! C42 1-0 21
F Sanchez Aller vs A Gonzalez de la Nava, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Petrov, Damiano. Kholmov Gambit (C42) 0-1 N sac->Boden's Mate!
NN vs F Rhine, 2017 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 14 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights C50 0-1 N+ family fork
A Stauffer vs D Pelan, 1982
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Morphy Attk (C51) 1-0 Just like PM!
T Zeids vs J Fride, 1930 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Defense (C55) 1-0 Pin to win
P Kerkovius vs A Mandelbaum, 1894 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Lolli Attack (C57) 1-0Exch Sac Attk
J Balint vs Chernev, 1938 
(C57) Two Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish Classical Modern Main Line (C64) 1-0 dxe5 piles on pin
W Dakin vs I Hund, 1981 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 0-1 Correspondence
D R Adamson vs V Palciauskas, 1985 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 15 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack (D03) 1-0 Advancing Knights hit MIP, EAD
M Ekdyshman vs M Pavlus, 2001 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 10 moves, 1-0

Colle System Ne5-Nc6-Nxd4 (D05) 1-0 blindfold simul record
Koltanowski vs Mason, 1937 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

QGD: Albin Countergambit. Normal Line (D08) 1-0 Q fork adds on
I Farago vs R Berczy, 1968 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def: Symmetrical (D32) 1-0 Classic double B sacrifice
Miles vs Browne, 1982 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def: Two Knights Var (D32) 1-0 Blindfold simul record
Koltanowski vs Lamb, 1937 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 12 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Schara Gambit (D32) 0-1 GM King video link
N Abasov vs N Theodorou, 2022 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 0-1

QGD. Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Bronstein vs A Medina Garcia, 1955 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Unusual Greek Gift
Bisguier vs A Karklins, 1969 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Y Kotkov, 1946  
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

KID. Accelerated Averbakh Var (E70) 1-0 Open g-file mate next!
O Neikirch vs A Matanovic, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

KID: Four Pawns Attack (E76) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Y Zimmerman vs Z Erdelyi, 2001 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense 4.h4 (B00) 1-0 White's timely h-file action rules
P Wolff vs T Wall, 1985 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 0-1 blitz N fork
P Maghsoodloo vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Philidor/Maroczy Def early Qs exchange (B07) 1-0
Lasker vs E W Engberg, 1911 
(B07) Pirc, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical Var (B18) 1-0 Boden's Mate denied but
F Rhine vs A Artidiello, 1974 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 18 moves, 1-0

French Def: Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0 20.?
B Koch vs H Nowarra, 1938 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

Wow!! Perhaps the cleverest double-bishop sac he's ever seen.
J Arnason vs Dreev, 1990 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Ng5 & B-Q Spearhead
Kasparov vs A Vilaisarn, 2008 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 0-1 Know the checkmates and opening traps!
A Gorovets vs Niemann, 2018 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 chat room comments
Smirin vs Gambit Tiger, 2002  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

a stalwart man
A Lein vs Tal, 1969 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3 (B26) 1-0 FTB is tired of the mislabels
Romanishin vs Van Wely, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

B25 - Sicilian, Closed: It's the Main Line!
U Tarve vs Tal, 1971
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def Closed vs Dragon (B23) 0-1 R&Ps ending
K Khanov vs Tal, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 61 moves, 0-1

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

Romanishin vs M Bosboom, 1993
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 60 moves, 1-0

Romanishin vs Psakhis, 1982
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Romanishin vs E Bukic, 1979
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Romanishin vs Yudasin, 1983
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Romanishin vs K Lerner, 1983
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Romanishin vs Z Kozul, 1993
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Romanishin vs E Torre, 1983 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Romanishin vs H Stefansson, 1993
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) /1.e4 e5 Four Knight Glek System 0-1
G Seul vs Yusupov, 2000
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Glek-Vienna (C47) 1-0 zwischenzug P buster
Glek vs A Rizouk, 1995 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Glek-Vienna (C47) 1-0 drafty g-file
Glek vs P K Wells, 1993 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Glek-Vienna (C47) 1-0 B pair, R on 7th
Glek vs D Frolov, 1993 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Glek-Vienna (C47) 1-0 Win a pawn w/advantage
Glek vs W Maes, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs Yusupov, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 71 moves, 0-1

Azmaiparashvili vs Yusupov, 1993
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

other interesting and instructive games
Chekhov vs G Zaichik, 1982
(A15) English, 38 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 0-1Knight differs
Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1988 
(A28) English, 25 moves, 0-1

K's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Hog on 7th
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical Var (A36) 0-1
L Bruzon Batista vs I Cheparinov, 2006 
(A36) English, 29 moves, 0-1

"Rook Before you Leap" (game of the day Jan-10-2012)
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Game 406 Chess Informant Best Games 401-500
Kasparov vs Miles, 1986 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Defense (A46) 0-1 Rook & Pawns ending
I Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def. Stonewall. Bd6 Modern Var (A90) 1-0 Light squared Bs
R Palliser vs K Allen, 2007
(A90) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Golombek vs Rossolimo, 1950 
(A91) Dutch Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Speelman, 1989 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Tal vs G Tringov, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 17 moves, 1-0

M Yudovich Sr. vs Botvinnik, 1966 
(B07) Pirc, 32 moves, 0-1

Beliavsky vs E Torre, 1981
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Tsvetkov vs Smyslov, 1947 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 64 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Kmoch, 1934 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 27 moves, 1-0

Jobava vs Bareev, 2003 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Romanishin vs Z Ilincic, 1993 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Romanishin vs Ftacnik, 1988
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 61 moves, 1-0

Kholmov vs Tal, 1971 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 0-1

Suttles vs Tal, 1974 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 62 moves, 0-1

E Narodizki vs Tal, 1991 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 34 moves, 0-1

Dzindzichashvili vs Tal, 1968 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 27 moves, 0-1

M Al-Modiahki vs Ivanchuk, 2014 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 0-1

Romanishin vs Timoscenko, 1978
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

A Burehall vs Tal, 1961 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 39 moves, 0-1

Romanishin vs L Basin, 1988
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs Kasparov, 2002 
(B33) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs G Capelan, 1974 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 40 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Polgar, 1997 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

A Timofeev vs Kasparov, 2004 
(B50) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

V Valenta vs J Stocek, 1993
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 48 moves, 0-1

Kasimdzhanov vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B53) Sicilian, 45 moves, 0-1

Svidler vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B53) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Kamsky vs Lautier, 1993 
(B53) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Topalov, 1995 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Kosteniuk vs C P Gouw, 2000 
(C00) French Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

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

Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C01) French, Exchange, 45 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Portisch, 1964 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

Efimenko vs Navara, 1999 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs A V Kharitonov, 1988 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Morozevich, 2000 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs V Pechenkin, 2014 
(C14) French, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Portisch, 1982 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Portisch, 1982 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

O Zambrana vs I Krush, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs A Georgiadis, 1996 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1991 
(C45) Scotch Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C45) Scotch Game, 102 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Timman, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1997 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Yusupov, 1994 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 1-0

V Vepkhvishvili vs I Tskitishvili, 1978 
(C46) Three Knights, 37 moves, 1-0

J M de Oliveira Gomes vs J G Caetano Netto, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1922  
(C46) Three Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

Ed. Lasker vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C46) Three Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Mackenzie vs Steinitz, 1883
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 0-1

Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C46) Three Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

Winawer vs Steinitz, 1882 
(C46) Three Knights, 66 moves, 0-1

A Schwarz vs Steinitz, 1882 
(C46) Three Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

Paulsen vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C46) Three Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Paulsen vs Steinitz, 1870 
(C46) Three Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C46) Three Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

A Arulaid vs Keres, 1945 
(C46) Three Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

L Laurine vs Keres, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 57 moves, 0-1

Glek vs Romanishin, 1996 
(C46) Three Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Glek vs F Kroeze, 1996 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Glek vs I Frog, 1995 
(C46) Three Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

Glek vs Rozentalis, 1994 
(C46) Three Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Glek vs M Grabarczyk, 1992 
(C46) Three Knights, 40 moves, 1-0

T Klauner vs M Hebden, 1982 
(C47) Four Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Maroczy vs Marshall, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 60 moves, 1-0

Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Maroczy vs Yates, 1929 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs F Treybal, 1908 
(C49) Four Knights, 52 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs Swiderski, 1908 
(C49) Four Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C49) Four Knights, 44 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs Bird, 1899 
(C49) Four Knights, 35 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1911  
(C49) Four Knights, 37 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Adams, 2001 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Yusupov, 1979 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Shirov, 2004 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Variation (E11) · 1-0
Ivanchuk vs A Bezgodov, 2009 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

QID: Fianchetto Traditional (E15) 1-0 Notes by A.A.
Bogoljubov vs C H Alexander, 1936  
(E15) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 1-0

Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Zurich 1953: 15 Contenders for the World CC by Miguel Najdorf
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs Timman, 1978 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Neverov vs Shirov, 1989
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 21 moves, 1-0

N Rashkovsky vs R R Lopez, 1999
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 18 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Andersson, 1978 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Topalov, 1998 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Averbakh vs Tolush, 1956 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Topalov, 1998 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 41 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 35 moves, 0-1

Yusupov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 63 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1972 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 35 moves, 1-0

B Thorfinnsson vs Y Wang, 2008 
(E90) King's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1991 
(E92) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

T Enkhbat vs Shulman, 2002 
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Khalifman vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Gelfand vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 75 moves, 0-1

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

Alekhine Def: Steiner Var (B02) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
R H Steinmeyer vs N Bernstein, 1944 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def Modern Main Line (B05) 1-0 R lift had purpose
Evans vs Shamkovich, 1978
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System (B08) 1-0 Q sac for an edge
A Planinc vs S Marangunic, 1969 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 0-1 Failed fortress
Timman vs Nunn, 1982 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 69 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 1-0 White corrects P
Sax vs E Torre, 1979 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Austrian Attk. Dragon Formation (B09) 1-0 Qless attk
Bareev vs D Norwood, 1990 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def Austrian Attack. Dragon (B09) 1-0 A Small Vic-Torre
V Small vs E Torre, 1978 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann vs Two Knights Attk (B10) 1-0 White K charge!
Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

Best Game of Volume 110 of Chess Informant B12 1-0 44
Shirov vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Gurgenidze System (B15) 1-0 Hog on 7th
Browne vs V Kovacevic, 1970 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line (B15) 1-0 The Smashing Queen
U Fataliyeva vs J Zawadzka, 2015 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

C-K Def Karpov. Modern Kasparov Attk (B17) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Tal vs J Flesch, 1981 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed. Bb5 Traditional (B25) 1-0 R decoy sac, Qf7#
A Jule vs N Braganza, 2016 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

B31 Sicilian, Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. San Francisco Gambit
E Schiller vs M Pinto, 1998 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

DC3 The Arabian Mate, How to Beat Your Dad at Chess by Chandler
Parma vs Damjanovic, 1960 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 0-1

IMKiewra observes that Kamsky's last 17 moves were all threats!
Kamsky vs Mamedyarov, 2013 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

"How to Train Your Dragon" (game of the day Jan-10-2011)
Karjakin vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 52 moves, 0-1

The Exchange Sacrifice: A Practical Guide by Sergey Kasparov
Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Tal Var (B82) 1-0 Exhibition
Tal vs Gulko, 1969 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 26 moves, 1-0

Veresov to French McCutcheon, Wolf Gambit (C12) 0-1R sac, Q sac
Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Acceptd. Chigorin Def (C21) 0-1Computer analysis
J Mieses vs Chigorin, 1904 
(C21) Center Game, 54 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 1-0 2 Ps for 1a
F Shiraliyeva vs N Mehbalieva, 2001
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 1-0 2 Ps for 1b
E Ghaem Maghami vs P Skatchkov, 2013
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 48 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: General 5.g4 Nxg4 (C41) 1-0 Gaito diagrams
Shirov vs G Toczek, 2022 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Larsen Var (C41) 1-0 POTD 6/6/6 Bxf7+ Deflection
M McCann vs B Wall, 1975 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: General (C41) 0-1 WHO killed Kenny?
P Kenny vs H Multhopp, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Stafford Gambit (C42) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
E Righi vs J W Warlick, 1992 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Petrov, Classical Attk. Jaenisch Var (C42)1-0 Dbl B sac will #
Polgar vs Karpov, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton (C42) 0-1 Try 11.BxNe4
Shirov vs M Bluvshtein, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var (C43) 1-0 23.?
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1993 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: 4.d4 Scotch. Accepted (C47) 1/2-1/2
Firouzja vs Ding Liren, 2022 
(C47) Four Knights, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 0-1 Stockfish
Hort vs Keres, 1961 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Var (C90) 1-0 Stockfish; 19.?
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0 Promo
M Vokac vs Smejkal, 1985 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 57 moves, 1-0

P-Q4: White Dbl Fianchetto (D02) 1-0 Dynamic Q sac, P sac promo
Miroshnichenko vs Korneev, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: General (D10) 1-0 Rook sac leaves 'em way back
Hertneck vs Shirov, 1993 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 0-1 Assault & Battery
Azmaiparashvili vs Kasparov, 2003 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

QGA: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 He missed his shot!
H Gifford vs B W Blijdenstein, 1873 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 52 moves, 1-0

QGA: Central Variation. Alekhine System 9.a3 (D20) 1-0
Kramnik vs Karjakin, 2014 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 39 moves, 1-0

QGA: Central Variation. Alekhine System 9.a3 (D20) 1-0
Khalifman vs L Papadimitriou, 2017 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

QGA. Classical Def. Alekhine System Main Line (D29) 1-0 Stockfi
Alekhine vs Letelier, 1938 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: General (D30) 1-0 Candidate passer
S Kourkoulos-Arditis vs V Nevednichy, 2021 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 64 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: General (D30) 1-0 misplayed
Lutikov vs V Danov, 1967 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD: Capablanca Variation (D30) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Capablanca vs T H Tylor, 1931 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

QGD: Exchange. Positional (D35) 0-1 Dbl N sac for Kside attack!
A Moiseenko vs K Korley, 2019 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

QGA. Classical Def. Main Lines (D27) 0-1 Qs & Rs square off
Duda vs Mamedyarov, 2022 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

QGD: Ragozin Def. Vienna Var (D39) 0-1 Qside majority
Vachier-Lagrave vs Aronian, 2022 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

"Bilbao Baggins" (game of the day Sep-09-2008)
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

QGD: Orthodox Def. Classical Var (D69) 1-0 Stockfish; 26.?
Euwe vs G A Thomas, 1934 
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical,, 26 moves, 1-0

Zenon Franco's 2009 book, "Grandmaster Secrets: Counterattack!"
Jobava vs Carlsen, 2005 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

NID: Saemisch. Keres Var (E25) 1-0 video link
Anand vs H Wang, 2011 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Ragozin Var (E51) 0-1 Ridiculous looking 17...c4!
V Keymer vs J B Bjerre, 2021 
(E51) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 34 moves, 0-1

"Brussels Routs" (game of the day Aug-10-2016)
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: General (A45) 1-0 Control of center and 0-0 matter
Y Vilner vs V Zlygorev, 1928 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Indian Game allows e4, transposes to Pirc Def. (A45) 1-0 blitz
Carlsen vs P Maghsoodloo, 2020 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

you dont play 4. ...b6? for black. Previous Petrosian game also
Yusupov vs Karpov, 1989 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

W Hook vs C Blocker, 1972
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

R Noel vs C Blocker, 1972 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 23 moves, 1-0

K's English. General 2...e5 3.d4!? (A20) 1-0 P wedge on 6th #
Shankland vs Robson, 2022
(A20) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Var (A01) 1-0 Q fork EAD & LPDO
Chiburdanidze vs J Xie, 1992 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System (B08) 0-1Q&N are happy couple
N Weinstein vs Suttles, 1973 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 45 moves, 0-1

QGD: Tartakower. Exchange (D57) 1-0 Make the defense react!
Rubinstein vs H Duhm, 1926 
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

this game a good way to illustrate, for the benefit of curious
Benko vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) / Veresov Opening (A00/D01) 0-1 Dovetail #
A Toll vs G Celen, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

King's English. Closed System (A25) 0-1 Show STOPPA!!
O Nill vs R Donati, 2001 
(A25) English, 28 moves, 0-1

MONGREDIEN'S KNIGHT MATE!! It resembles Morphy's Mate w/Bishop
A Simons vs A Mongredien, 1846 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

QGD: Classical Def. Main Lines (D27) 0-1 agadmator video link
R Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen, 2022 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

QGD: Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 18.? Stockfish notes
Milov vs I Gaponenko, 2003 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Simple minority attack win. Capa makes it look easy!
Capablanca vs Golombek, 1939 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Exchange. Positional Var(D35) 1-0 Minority attack
Karpov vs Ljubojevic, 1989 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Bogoljubow Var (D34) 1-0 19.?
G Barbero vs L Espig, 1987 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

interesting theoretical queen-sacrifice
Gligoric vs Janosevic, 1962 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 39 moves, 1-0

44.? White missed DAMIANO's Mate, trolls failed to recognize
P Zarnicki vs P German, 1997 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian Defense (E15) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Giri vs Carlsen, 2023 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Discovered Double Attack
E A Mandelbaum vs R Ortega, 1952 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit (B20) 1-0 Dr. Schiller comments
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(B20) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD. Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
P Maghsoodloo vs Carlsen, 2023 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 0-1

QGD: Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 1-0 probably analysis
Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

King's English. Botvinnik System (A26) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Gulko vs Yusupov, 1981 
(A26) English, 38 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack/London System (D02) 1-0 Tani out speeds Naka?
T Adewumi vs Nakamura, 2020 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

KID. Orthodox. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 1-0 30.?
V Dobrov vs V Shinkevich, 2000 
(E97) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Spectacular Kingside assault!!
M Pap vs Sahovic, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Kamsky vs Shirov, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Variation (A57) 1-0 R decoys K
J L Watson vs Z Fayvinov, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

2 rooks v Queen
B Gurgenidze vs Averbakh, 1961
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 66 moves, 1-0

Bishop v Knight (pawns both sides, from move 44)
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Delayed Exchange (D74) 1-0 Peter Clarke notes
Petrosian vs I Pogrebissky, 1949  
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O, 28 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Classical System Neo-Classsical Line (E99) 0-1
M Bucher vs T Hansen, 2014
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 32 moves, 0-1

G21 'Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the CMs' by Fred Reinfeld
Tarrasch vs Tartakower, 1920 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

Kaspy's first win over WC Karpov
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs M Yudovich Sr., 1933 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Another Black win: here the IQP becomes passed, and unstoppable
Burn vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1906 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Schliemann Defense (C63) 1-0 pawn mate!
K Nedved vs George Millar, 1969 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD: Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 IQP, Ng5 sac attack!!
Giri vs D Gukesh, 2023 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Overworked pawn
A Afonasieva vs L Dryaeva, 2022 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

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