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Memo '18 to Cato Quad
Compiled by fredthebear
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What's the hold-up Harry?

‘Do not forget that chess is played with the mind and not with the hands!’ -- Renaud and Kahn The remark appears on page 56 of The Art of the Checkmate (New York, 1953).

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Dbl K Pawn Italian style
E D'Andre vs De Vere, 1867 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Zukertort, Sic Invite/Torre Attk (A04) 1-0 Spearhead, interfere
J Augustin vs A Lanc, 1975 
(A04) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack: Symmetrical Defense (A05) 1-0 16.?
N Minev vs I Novak, 1974 
(A05) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A06) 0-1 Q+ & fork LPDO Bishop
M Bluemich vs Lokvenc, 1926 
(A06) Reti Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 NxNf6+ Remove the Guard
Ameyalli Avila Fraire vs S Logothetis, 2019 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 11 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 Spearhead
G A Koelsche vs Woody Young, 1949 
(A09) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13) 0-1 Unpin, Elephant Trap
J A Fernandez vs R Garbarino, 2001 
(A13) English, 5 moves, 0-1

King's English. General (A20) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Tal vs Plaskett, 1984 
(A20) English, 24 moves, 1-0

King's English. Two Knts 3...e4 4.Ng5 (A22) 1-0 Q+ & fork
J Bermejo Collado vs Eric Martinez Guajardo, 1991
(A22) English, 12 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Spielmann Def (A32) 0-1Deflect
Kurkletis vs Vasiukov, 1957 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 11 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Semi-Averbakh. Pterodactyl Var (A40) 1-0Royal fork+
Robatsch vs S Garcia Martinez, 1974 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 1-0 Up a piece
A Kogan vs N Templier, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Trap 99 in Horowitz's "New Traps in the Chess Opening"
B Kostic vs E Steiner, 1921 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def (A60) 1-0 The centralized Q is overwhelming
A E Vaulin vs Smagin, 1997 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def Taimanov (A67) 1-0 Ng5 is next; f6 is not playable
A J Goldsby vs C Minsky, 2012
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Accepted (A82) 0-1 Capture, Recapture &
P Silva vs A Peixoto, 2001 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 18 moves, 0-1

Italian set-up vs Rat/Pirc Def (B07) 0-1 Black hits f2, h2
K Klaman vs Ufimtsev, 1947 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

3...Qa5 Mieses Var 5.Nf3 Nc6 (B01) 1-0 Watch your step
Y Visser vs J Piket, 1991 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian 3...Qd8 Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 N+ Intermezzo
Caroline Jane Mayfield vs Marian Millar, 1905
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian 3...Qd8 Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 battery on e-file
Nakamura vs J Shaw, 2016 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard Defense (B06) 0-1 21...?
Y R Yakovich vs Azmaiparashvili, 1994 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Nc3 and Ne2 (B07) 0-1 Remove the Guard
Radulescu vs Pirc, 1946 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack. Weiss (B09) 0-1 Turn the tables
Karjakin vs T L Petrosian, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Accelerated Panov Attk. Modern (B10) 1-0 Q fork
Korchnoi vs Salov, 1991 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 21 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Breyer Var (B10) 0-1 Phil-Philidor's Legacy
Delarochette vs J Negro, 1983 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Exchange sac for a pin
Short vs Malisauskas, 1994 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Def. Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 0-1 P thrust traps B
J Vakimies vs E Hintikka, 2002 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 15 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21) 0-1 Bishop surprise
R J Kermeen vs E Tate, 1989 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 24 moves, 0-1

11 move loss - there should be a law
K Lawless vs B Wall, 1985 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Marshall Gambit (B23) 1-0Backwards Legall's #
O Bernstein vs NN, 1927 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Nimzowitsch. Closed (B29) 1-0 Discovered Attk
A Shiplay vs E Shipley, 1977 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B40) 1-0 Discovered Attack
J Mysulka vs M Vagner, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Devastating ++
O Kanmazalp vs A Karason, 2017
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Fianchetto (B70) 0-1 Q forks disconnected Rs
W Adams vs Reshevsky, 1944
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Pile on the pin
K Kuderinov vs M Arnold, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) Var (B91) 1-0 Rob the Pin
Deepan Chakkravarthy J vs Negi, 2007 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 1-0 Four minors trap the Q
W Sandner vs H Wimmer, 1996
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Give to get
Tal vs Tringov, 1958 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

KIA vs French Nc6 (C00) 1-0 Heated Kingsides
Ljubojevic vs Vaganian, 1974 
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres (C07) 0-1 Q pin & fork
Kmoch vs T Ellison, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 0-1 Simul
Smyslov vs F Kohn, 1976 
(C15) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 0-1

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

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 Keep threatening #
Marshall vs B Forsberg, 1924 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer Cntrgambit. Blackburne Attk (C31) 0-1 P fork, pin,
Blackburne vs Keats, 1871 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 18 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Def (C33) 1-0 Interference+
H Westerinen vs M Rolvag, 1988
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Wild Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 Q sac into royal fork!
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 0-1 Clobbering Corres
Kendernai vs J Spodny, 1966 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Mason Countergambit (C40) 0-1 Blazin' h-file
J W te Kolste vs Spielmann, 1925 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0Watch those Bishops
F Koberl vs J Ban, 1952
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) 1-0 Pins Lesson
G Chandler vs NN, 1985 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 1-0 Discovered Attack
Fischer vs R Chalker, 1964 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 11 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical Var (C45) 1-0 Intermezzo allows retreat
T Schou-Moldt vs A Subramanian, 2015 
(C45) Scotch Game, 7 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual+
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1914 
(C45) Scotch Game, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Three Knights Opening: Center Pawn Fork Trick (C46) 1-0
Glek vs Romanishin, 1996 
(C46) Three Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit (C50) 1-0 Skewer +
F Adeyemi vs Z Ahmadov, 2008 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware Var (C51) Old game; Qd5 fork is coming
G Neumann vs Mayet, 1865 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 K walk allows Q
E Jenay vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Perreux Var (C55) 0-1Moscow bully B
Estrin vs Koptev, 1941 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Steinitz Def (C62) 1-0 No seatbelts in 1894
Lasker vs H Helms, 1894 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 0-1 Devastating Discovered+
H C Mees vs Jacques Davidson, 1910 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Lovely!
De Vere vs J Minchin, 1871 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Def (C67) 0-1 Discovery
Grischuk vs Carlsen, 2017
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accptd (C67) 1-0Trap w/analysis
L Bachmann vs Fiechtl, 1887 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0 3 targets
F Snijders vs NN, 1988
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 0-1 Bishop is trapped
Bartosz Miszkielo vs G Thorhallsson, 2015
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

Discovered Check answered w/a Discovered Check!!
A Visitor vs H J Macthomas Thoms, 1924 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Center Attack (C84) 1-0 Prevent castling
K Richter vs F Nuernberg, 1949 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 16 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attk. General (C89) 0-1 Remove the Guard
E J Byrne vs B Marsick, 1954 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 19 moves, 0-1

BDG. Gedult Gambit 3.f3 (D00) 1-0 Exchange sac, h-file attack
A E Blackmar vs Farrar, 1881 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

QGD. Austrian Def (D06) 1-0 Masterly discovery made FTB blink
Denker vs Chiera, 1936 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Chameleon. Advance System (D15) 1-0 The Qs come off
Onischuk vs A Zatonskih, 2004 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

QGA: Showalter Var (D24) 0-1 Siberian Trap: NxN Removes Guard
Chernev vs M L Hanauer, 1938 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 0-1

QGD: Traditional, 4 Knts Gambit (D30) 0-1P grab, Remove the Def
A Schmied vs J Aagaard, 1995 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

QGD. Harrwitz Attack (D35) 0-1 Tactical finish w/pins
A Jankovic vs Yusupov, 2012
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

QGD: Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Overworked f7-pawn
Tal vs Kiriukov, 1965 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

QGD. Harrwitz Attack. Fianchetto Def (D37) 1-0 Remove the Guard
A Moiseenko vs B Savchenko, 2006 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Game 39 in My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1921 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 17 moves, 1-0

QGD: Modern Variation. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 Rd1 Crusher!
Botvinnik vs Alatortsev, 1934 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

QID: Kasparov-Petrosian Var. Kasparov Attk (E12) 0-1 Dbl Attack
Portisch vs Karpov, 1996 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 20 moves, 0-1

NID: Kmoch Var (E20) 1-0 Simul slaughter on the diagonals
Carlsen vs B Berkowitz, 2016
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E26) 1-0 Kside crusher
Rossolimo vs Golombek, 1949 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

NID. St. Petersburg Var (E43) 0-1 Double Attack ends it
Uhlmann vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

KID. Normal. King's Knight Var (E60) 1-0 Ng4 bait backfires·
M Pein vs G Hernandez Guerrero, 1991 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

KID. Classical Fianchetto BxBh6 (E67) 1-0 Q forks f7+ and Nc3
Lombardy vs E Winslow, 1976 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 23 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: General (A00) 0-1 Junior intermezzo
J A Ingvaldsen vs C Hanley, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: 2.f4 (A00) 1-0 Watch the center dissolve
Suttles vs C Aykroyd, 1965 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Spike. Hurst Attack (A00) 0-1 What if 23.QxB?
Grob vs R Bucher, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: General (A00) 0-1 Pin the attacker
T Hamilton vs Nakamura, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Kadas Opening 1.h4 (A00) 1/2-1/2 How to get away again & again!
R Fabry vs L Dobrovolsky, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hungarian Opening: Reversed Alekhine (A00) 1/2-Examine ALL +s
P Manetti vs Denker, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dbl Fio vs Lasker's NY System (A04) 1-0 Discoverd Attack
Polugaevsky vs A Planinc, 1971
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 0-1 zippy start
L Christiansen vs Chessmaster, 2002 
(A04) Reti Opening, 61 moves, 0-1

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

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attk: 3.c4 (A06) 1-0 Cap, Recapture, N+ fork
E Moradiabadi vs M Sharbaf, 2001
(A06) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

KIA: Sicilian Var (A08) 0-1 Must recognize BxN Remove the Guard
O Gadia vs F Vasconcellos, 1965
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Advance Var (A09) 1-0 32.?
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2009 
(A09) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake Var (A10) 1-0 Remove the Defender
Timman vs J B Bednarski, 1970 
(A10) English, 25 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake (A10) 1-0 Plenty of Kside tactics
L T Da Silva vs O Gadia, 1964 
(A10) English, 29 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Scandinavian Def. General (A10) 1-0 KEG
Blackburne vs J Mieses, 1901 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Chess Life and Review magazine, September, 1978 issue
A Lein vs K Regan, 1978 
(A13) English, 28 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 0-1
J Vatnikov vs Furman, 1949
(A15) English, 28 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. KID (A15) 1-0 Overworked R
Timman vs Sax, 1979 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls Var (A18) 0-1
A A Murray vs F Hebert, 1949 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 58 moves, 0-1

K's English. Kramnik-Shirov Counter (A21) 0-1 Late Discovered+
I Nepomniachtchi vs Anand, 2019 
(A21) English, 77 moves, 0-1

K's English. Two Knights' Reversed Dragon (A22) 1-0 intermezzo
Colle vs Olland, 1923 
(A22) English, 24 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. General (A30) 0-1 28...?
S Maus vs Tal, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Bind (A30) 1-0 Overworked Pawn
Tal vs A Menvielle Laccourreye, 1966 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Hedgehog Def (A30) 1-0 Interference
Kramnik vs Ribli, 1993 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Var (A31) 0-1Remove the Guard
C Coppola vs B Macias Murillo, 2009 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 34 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. 4 Knights (A35) 1-0 Illusory Pin
Tal vs B Ivanovic, 1988 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Defense 3.d5 (A40) 1-0 Early exchange of Qs
Zsuzsa Polgar vs D V Prasad, 1990 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Def./Benoni (A40) 0-1 Careful defense of en prise units
X Avila Jimenez vs D Larino Nieto, 2011 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Bg7 Fianchetto (A40) 1-0 34.RxNc7Remove the Def
J Krassowizkij vs M Kill, 2017 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Benoni-Indian Def (A43) 1-0 Fast start, instructive R vs B EG
R Nechepurenko vs Y Zherebukh, 2007 
(A43) Old Benoni, 88 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def: Old Benoni. P Thrust (A44) 1-0 Cross pin backfires
R Toran Albero vs F Kuijpers, 1965 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System Copycat (A46)1/2-1/2 OCB
M Marin vs A Lauber, 2011
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 The castled K wins again
D Andreikin vs Karjakin, 2014 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def (A48) 1-0 Light Squared Symphony!
P Trifunovic vs M Aaron, 1962 
(A48) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Var (A51) 1-0 FSR explains
F Rhine vs D Bungo, 2013 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Var f3, f6 (A57) 1-0 Remove the G
R Wojtaszek vs E Sharapov, 2001 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Modern Var (A60) 0-1 She didn't move an inch
J Mileika vs Tal, 1953 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def: Knight's Tour Var (A61) 1-0 Discovery, Cross pin
Petrosian vs Nunn, 1978 
(A61) Benoni, 35 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: General (A80) 0-1 Line obstruction protects passer
H W Trenchard vs Schiffers, 1898
(A80) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Rubinstein Var (A84) 0-1 Capture-Recapture, N fork
W Blijstra vs C Eichab, 2012
(A84) Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def. Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky Var (A97) 1-0 missed pin
M Rodshtein vs B Amin, 2005 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 45 moves, 1-0

Duras Gambit: General (B00) 0-1 Remove the Guard
S Krause vs J Kirby, 1985 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Final move Undermines the Defender/Removes the Guard
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(B01) Scandinavian, 43 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5, Bg4, Nc6 (B01) 0-1 Rxf2 sac arranges pin
C Davidson vs G Berner, 1972
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 0-1

3...Qd8 Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 R+ Deflection sac allows promo
R Raubitschek vs Lee Milling Hopper, 1909 
(B01) Scandinavian, 43 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Modern Var (B01) 0-1 Remove the Guard
M Dizdarevic vs G West, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 30 moves, 0-1

3...Qa5 ML. Mieses 5.Bd3 Bg4 6.Nge2 e6?! (B01) 1-0 Disc+ motifs
Tarrasch vs J Mieses, 1903 
(B01) Scandinavian, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Normal (B02) 1/2-1/2 17.Nc4 dares defender
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1933 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Def. Scandinavian Var (B02) 0-1 Overloaded Defender
J Dueball vs B Jansson, 1969
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack (B03) 1-0 Dbl Discovered ++
Udo Nurme vs Ed Latimer, 1979 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

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

The standard Bxf7+/Ng5+/Ne6 motif gets the Queen
Rublevsky vs G Chepukaitis, 2001 
(B06) Robatsch, 34 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Gurgenidze Def (B06) 1/2- Just two won't do the job
Blatny vs M Stangl, 1991 
(B06) Robatsch, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw vs f3, 0-0-0 (B07) 1-0 Remove the Def
Tingjie Lei vs F Peralta, 2019 
(B07) Pirc, 35 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Schlechter (B08) 1-0Rob the back rank Def
Tal vs Quinteros, 1987 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack (B09) 0-1 She's tied to defense
J C Leon vs L Tristan, 2009 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: General (B10) 0-1 Deflection!!
Chandler vs Y Gruenfeld, 1979 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 0-1

C-K Def: 2 Knts Attk. Mindeno Exch (B11) 1-0 Dbl R sac gone bad
A Planinc vs Podgaets, 1970 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 20 moves, 1-0

The Queen is the flying ace of the chessboard! Get her busy!
A Zatonskih vs N A Adams, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 R traps N
R Hovhannisyan vs T L Petrosian, 2017
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 65 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attk. Fianchetto Gambit (B13) 1-0Crossfire
Szabo vs J Kostro, 1971
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical. Flohr Var (B18) 1-0 4 Queens
Ivanchuk vs V Artemiev, 2017
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 68 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.b3 Variation (B20) 0-1 Discovery punishes P grabbing
D Herman vs Z Izoria, 2003
(B20) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

S-M Gambit. Declined Scandi Formation (B21) 0-1 Overloaded Rook
J Acers vs R Klein, 1968 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 33 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 1-0 Q decoy sacrifice for N+ fork
Aronian vs Beshukov, 2000 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Chelyabinsk (B33)0-1 33...?
A Holmsten vs G Mohr, 2001 
(B33) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Gaw-Paw Variation (B40) 0-1Stunning interference!
Carlsen vs E Vegh, 2001 
(B40) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Rs tied to back rank
Tal vs Wade, 1963 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Impressive Unpin
Kramnik vs Gelfand, 1994 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0Undermine the Guard
A Rayes vs M Ozanne, 2008 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Early deviations (B62) 1-0
R Hovhannisyan vs T Gara, 2014 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B63) 1-0 Remove the Guard!
E G F Hellers vs Piket, 1985 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical General (B72) 0-1 17...?
Schmaltz vs A Vouldis, 2002 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 54 moves, 0-1

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

Sic Scheveningen. Modern Var (B83) 0-1 Find the mating square &
K Darga vs G Barcza, 1954 
(B83) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 0-1 Black Q robs pins
Ivanchuk vs Grischuk, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 0-1

Sic Najdorf. English Attack Anti-English (B90) 1-0 two-way pin
Nunn vs B Gasic, 1974 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Q makes double threat
A Karklins vs Svidler, 1995 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 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

Black Dbl Fio (B00) 0-1 N makes single threat, prepares N fork+
Paulsen vs Kylman, 1861 
(C00) French Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

French Defense/e6 Owen's Def (C00) 1-0 Threat of N fork
Adams vs S Vanderwaeren, 1994 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 1-0 Tactics
Fritz vs Hertneck, 1998 
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System ML (C09) 1-0 Lasting pin
Keres vs F Koberl, 1950
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

French Def: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Castled K wins
Shabalov vs Smyslov, 1993 
(C10) French, 29 moves, 1-0

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

French Def: Classical. Rubinstein Var (C14) 0-1Remove the Guard
J W te Kolste vs Swiderski, 1899
(C14) French, Classical, 28 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 1-0 Simul stomp w/raking Bs
Alekhine vs T Wilkins, 1933 
(C15) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer Var (C15) 0-1 R hits R, Q hits R
W Adams vs Reshevsky, 1936 
(C15) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 0-1

C18 0-1 35 Removal of the Defender
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1958 
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: General (C23) 0-1 check+, it could be mate!
M Burkett vs D Fritzinger, 1969 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

K&P Promotion vs lone K, Mate with new Q & K vs lone K.
Larsen vs Ivanchuk, 1992 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 66 moves, 0-1

B's Opening: Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attk (C26) 0-1?Pin trumps
Charousek vs G Makovetz, 1897 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 0-1

KGA. Becker Defense (C34) 1/2-1/2 R sac for perpetual+
Fedorov vs Svidler, 1997 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA Lolli Gambit (C37) 0-1 Q+ & fork has determined many a game
N Lelen vs K Marzec, 1991 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Mason-Showalter Var (C42) 1-0
Teichmann vs Von Bardeleben, 1910 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Mason-Showalter (C42)1-0 Unpin
A Brkic vs P Roberts, 2011 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Jaenisch Var (C42) 1-0 Raking Bs
Riga vs Orel Chess Club, 1896 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) 0-1 Pin & fork
Carlsen vs Yu Yangyi, 2019 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1-0 A king cannot do two jobs
Paulsen vs NN, 1859 
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Double sacs for promotion
C Golmayo vs Steinitz, 1867 
(C45) Scotch Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch. Belgrade Gambit (C47) 1-0Thunderbolt
T Krnan vs J Bick, 2007 
(C47) Four Knights, 37 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical Var (C48) 0-1 P forks
D B Pritchard vs J Horner, 1975
(C48) Four Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Tactics win
Anderssen vs E Mohr, 1875 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit (C51) 0-1 21.Re5? Just Take It -- Rob the pin!
Younes Foughali vs C Woojin Yoo, 2016 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Exchange sac, Remove the Def
Anand vs Kramnik, 2013 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Closed Wolf Var (C66) 1-0 Q+ escape
Yates vs J W te Kolste, 1925 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. King's Bishop Var (C68) 1-0 En Prise B!
S Vedmediuc vs V Sava, 2001 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 N vs B ending
Fischer vs Unzicker, 1970 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Cozio Def (C70) 0-1 Q sac for Mayet's Mate
J Geske vs S Ernst, 2011 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Wormald Attk (C77) 0-1 Remove the Def
U Bonnaire vs Adams, 2001
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Duras produces a magnificent skewer tactic
Duras vs E Cohn, 1911 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Martinez Var (C78) 0-1Blitz; interference fails
Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2019 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open Var. Main Lines (C80) 1-0 Deflection!
Timman vs Yusupov, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Delayed Exchange (C85) 1-0 tactics 23.?
Shabalov vs R Elseth, 1991 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Averbakh Var (C87) 1-0 Q+ & fork
Tal vs A Bannik, 1962 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

London System vs QID BxBa6 (D02) 1-0 Discovered+ collects Q
Kamsky vs K Aseev, 1986 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Colle System / QGD (D04) 1-0 Deflection Q sac unblocks passer
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

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

QGD: Austrian Def (D06) 1-0 Discovered Double+ & fork
R Wojtaszek vs Ulibin, 2013
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: General (D10) 0-1 Black tactics from the opening
A Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah vs N Villanueva, 2014
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech Var. Krause Attack (D17) 1-0 Qs rumble
A Giri vs F A Cuijpers, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

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

QGA: Classical Def. Main Lines (D27) 0-1 Pin the Def., x fork+
B Bok vs J Xiong, 2019 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Two Knights Var (D32) 0-1 Stunning finish removes
S Hamann vs N Minev, 1963 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Prague Variation. M.L. (D34) 0-1Interference!
H Machelett vs R Slobodjan, 2007
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 0-1

QGD: Ragozin Defense. Alekhine Var (D38) 0-1 Overworked g-pawn
K Holm vs V S Gujrathi, 2016
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0 19.?
Botvinnik vs G Stepanov (Schneideman), 1930 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz. Shabalov Attack (D45) 0-1 Interference!
Nakamura vs Beliavsky, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Exhibition
Karpov vs L Christoffersen, 2000
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD. Modern Variation (D50) 1-0 Basic endgame K&R mate lone K
A Guillot vs O Yalcin, 2001 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 86 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Modern Exchange (D85) 1-0 Overworked Q
Jakovenko vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Modern Exchange (D85) 0-1 Just take it RxR!
L Babujian vs V Fedoseev, 2014
(D85) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Smyslov Def (D94) 0-1 Dynamic
Bisguier vs Smyslov, 1955 
(D94) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 0-1

QID: Kasparov-Petrosian Var. Kasparov Attk (E12) 0-1 16...?
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 2003 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

NID. Classical (E32) 1-0 B&N mate w/the "W" method
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 72 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch (E80) 1-0 Overworked P can't defend two squares
A Kuligowski vs P Biyiasas, 1978
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Advance Var (D34) 1-0 22.?
Kasparov vs G Hjorth, 1980 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Alekhine Var (D15) 1-0 Pins & forks shindig
Portisch vs G Forintos, 1958 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 0-1 Interesting N manuevers
R A Court vs A Feneridis, 1960 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 1/2-1/2 Missed it
Aronian vs Yu Yangyi, 2019 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort vs. Bf5, e6, Nc6 (D02) 1/2-missed Qxh7 deflect sac
Polugaevsky vs Vaganian, 1981 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

QGD: Orthodox Def. Classical (D68) 1-0 Greco's Mate threat
Pirc vs Tartakower, 1938 
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 1-0 Lolli's # next
Bronstein vs Keres, 1950 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 0-1Discovered+ invert
N Soudre vs F Gagnon, 2001 
(C14) French, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Rice Gambit (C39) 1-0 Lovely combo
L Forgacs vs Swiderski, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 0-1 Black B daggers
C Golmayo vs Kolisch, 1867 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 0-1

QGD: Manhattan Var (D51) 1-0 Fork 'em, Pin 'em
Chiburdanidze vs T Vasilevich, 1998 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Four Knights (B45) 1-0 N Discovery Attack & Def
S Makarichev vs Sveshnikov, 1978
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 44 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: General (A53) 0-1 Devestating N+ next
G Hartleb vs Robert E Byrne, 1946 
(A53) Old Indian, 20 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Zukertort Var (D02) 0-1 Discovered Dbl++
N Mikkelsen vs E Brondum, 2009 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attk. Leonhardt Var (B88) 0-1Overloaded
O Neikirch vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Two Knts. Suttles Var (B06) 0-1 Simple tactics
P Doggers vs Krasenkow, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 0-1

Game Collection: Alekhine's Block
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio Reti vs d5, Bg4 (A06) 0-1 Exch sac allows Q&N entry
G Steiner vs N Sommerbauer, 1994 
(A06) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. General (E91) 1-0 Remove the Guard, Royal Fork+
Shirov vs Hoi, 1991 
(E91) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def: Two Knts Var (A54) 1-0 Pin, Remove the Guard
L Schmid vs H Westerinen, 1968 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Chigorin Def (C97)1-0 Q is overworked defender
Tal vs Gligoric, 1964 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav. New York System (A12) 1-0Overworked Q
Bogoljubov vs A Staehelin, 1932 
(A12) English with b3, 25 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) · 0-1
Bisguier vs Alexander V Ivanov, 1984
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Veresov Attack 4.BxNf6 exBf6 (A45) 1-0 Interference wins!
Miles vs J D Tisdall, 1982 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Reti/Catalan vs QGD Tartakower's Def; Defend + w/a Discovered +
I Zemtsov vs S Repin, 2007 
(A06) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

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

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