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1950s Barious Beauties & Bonehead BBQs
Compiled by fredthebear

This is a collection split. The 1940s have been removed.

Games with an artistic flair, stunning moves, interesting attacks or counter attacks, rare or odd ball nature, and embarrassing blunders. This is an excellent collection of games. Fredthebear is sure that you will enjoy many of these battles!

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Thank you Mughug, Life Master AJ, Prasha.

Grob Gambit. Declined d5, e5 (A00) 1-0 Ns help trap Q
Grob vs Sperling, 1952 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Weteschnik, "Understanding Chess Tactics", pages 204-205
V Castaldi vs Reshevsky, 1950 
(A06) Reti Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Great Snake (A10) 0-1 Keep the pieces coming
J I Zilber vs Suetin, 1957 
(A10) English, 17 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio/English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13) 0-1 Dbl N sacs
Portisch vs E Haag, 1959 
(A13) English, 19 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

English, Anglo-Indian Def. KID Formation (A15) 0-1 up a piece
Feldman vs Savon, 1959 
(A15) English, 15 moves, 0-1

This game is an unremitting mating attack. Wonderful!
Tal vs R Skuja, 1958 
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 ML. Mieses 6.d5 Nb4 (B01) 1-0 He's no fool
Fischer vs Seidman, 1959 
(B01) Scandinavian, 17 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Mieses 6.Nge2 Nbd7 (B01) 0-1 N double attack
W A Bills vs E McCormick, 1955 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 39 Smothered Mate in 6!
Keres vs E Arlamowski, 1950 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 6 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Two Knights Attk (B10)1-0 Nxf7 prevents castling
Nezhmetdinov vs M Kamyshov, 1950 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Staunton-Cochrane Var (B20) 0-1Harassing Black Bs
A A Bykhovsky vs Antoshin, 1959
(B20) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Four Pawns Attack. Main Line (B03) 1-0 23.?
F Blatny vs Vrbata, 1950 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 0-1 Q trap
A G Murphy vs C Witte, 1957 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

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

Hans Kmoch, in the October 1958 issue of Chess Review (p.313)
L Dubeck vs R Weinstein, 1958 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 30.?
Tal vs Benko, 1959 
(B27) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: O'Kelly Variation (B28) 0-1The Magician from Riga
Klevetzki vs Tal, 1952 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 0-1 N pain in the arse
J W Naylor vs Wade, 1958
(B27) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0 Over Creative
Bronstein vs Geller, 1955 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

10. Bxf7+! preceded Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958
Bastrikov vs L Shamkovich, 1958 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Unique combo
Raush vs Muratov, 1958
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 1-0 kNarly kNight
Portisch vs Oravez, 1952 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: French Variation. Normal (B40) 0-1 'Tis a beaut!
B E Horberg vs Trompowsky, 1954 
(B40) Sicilian, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Classical (B56) 0-1 Stampedes on the wings
Aevski vs Tal, 1952 
(B56) Sicilian, 20 moves, 0-1

Excerpt from 'The Reliable Past' by Edward Sosonko (2003 NIC)
Lutikov vs Tal, 1955 
(B53) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Classical (B57) 1-0 Black Q gets trapped grabbing pawn
Fischer vs NN, 1959 
(B56) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0 N on 6th supports mate
Larsen vs D Suboticanec, 1955 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Sometimes a hasty liquidation doesn't secure the draw.
O Sterner vs Boleslavsky, 1954 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 22 moves, 0-1

it can be instructive to see great players lose a miniature
Petrosian vs Kotov, 1952 
(B50) Sicilian, 17 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B50) 0-1 b-pawn buster
Stoltz vs V Ciocaltea, 1953 
(B50) Sicilian, 17 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Pin, add attackers
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1954 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer (B62) 0-1 She waved a W flag to barter
V Sherbakov vs Taimanov, 1954 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 15 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def Richter-Rauzer (B62) 0-1 If Qg7 Bf6 traps her
V Sherbakov vs Taimanov, 1954 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 14 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer (B62) 1-0Sideways Epaulettes w/B assist
Maric vs Matulovic, 1956 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicil Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Early dev (B62) 0-1 En prise!!
Gufeld vs Zurakov, 1959 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Yugoslav Attack Panov Var (B76) 1-0 Flank Q trap
Botvinnik vs Averbakh, 1955 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Levenfish (B71) 1-0 Discovered+ Double Attack
Eigil Pedersen vs A Zografakis, 1950 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon (B70) 1-0 Famous Wayward kNight Trap
V Borsony vs A Laustsen, 1956 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B75) 1-0 Race of the Rooks
M Farre vs A Gudmundsson, 1958 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Dragon. Classical. Battery (B73) 1-0 Kts or Bishops?
D Galula vs Leone, 1955 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 1-0 Greek Gift
F J Perez Perez vs R Toran Albero, 1956 
(B83) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Mikhail Tal's Best Games 1951-60 by P.H. Clarke
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Goteborg (Argentine) (B98) 1-0 Nxe6 opens f7
Geller vs Panno, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

"No, it was a true Estonian game!"
Keres vs Sajtar, 1954 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Keres vs A Fuderer, 1955 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Surprise jab
Tal vs Larsen, 1957 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

Najdorf simply annihilated in the Najdorf!!
Keres vs Najdorf, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

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

French Defense: Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 1-0Correspondence
M Napolitano vs A Cuadrado, 1950
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 17 moves, 1-0

French Def. Winawer. Advance Moscow Var (C17) 1-0 Q sac awaits
Bogoljubov vs W Fry, 1950 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 21 moves, 1-0

Short but pretty win in a correspondence game C33 1-0 18
Corcoran vs J Howland, 1952 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer CntrG. Charousek Gambit Keres Var (C32) 1-0 Bxf7+
W Bialas vs Schwarz, 1953 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Old Line (C32)1-0 Qs close in
Larsen vs J Penrose, 1953 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. B's Gambit Bogoljubow Def (C33)1-0 10 yr old BF is blitzed
D Mayers vs Fischer, 1953 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA. Becker Def (C34) 1-0 Bxf7+ for Dovetail # or Back Ranker
Gerter vs I Kapic, 1955 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA. Cunningham Def (C35) 0-1 Pin and N+ fork
Iverhov vs Ilianako, 1957 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 8 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham Def McCormick Def (C35) 1-0 Sac Bxf7+ K walk
Teschner vs NN, 1951 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 GT2K Q Trap
D Baretic vs Uremovic, 1957 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 18 moves, 1-0

KGA. Cunningham Def McCormick Def (C35) 1-0 Correspondence
H J Doehner vs W Merkel, 1956 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 19 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Paulsen Def (C39) 1-0 One step ahead
Lutikov vs G Shakh-Zade, 1950
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var (C41) 1-0 Soviet mini
Ullianov vs Zubikov, 1956 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1-0 3-in-1 threats hard to meet
A Khasin vs Lilienthal, 1955 
(C45) Scotch Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 0-1 Pawn thrusts
T van Scheltinga vs A Henriksen, 1955 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Three Knights Opening: Steinitz Def (C46) 0-1 Displacement
H Rossetto vs Keres, 1957 
(C46) Three Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

Four Knts Scotch. Belgrade Gambit (C47) 0-1Immediate Kside fire
Rudensky vs Gribin, 1957 
(C47) Four Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Game No.18 in Barden and Heidenfeld's 'Modern Chess Miniatures'
Posch vs I d'Horrer, 1958 
(C48) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C52) 1-0 Absolute pin
V Ciocaltea vs Bruska, 1958
(C52) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attk (C52) 1-0 Dbl N sac
A Hachaturov vs A A Bykhovsky, 1955
(C52) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def (C55) 1-0 N sac into Spearhead #
Koltanowski vs NN, 1953 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knights Def (C55) 1-0Battery pins B on open e-file
Koltanowski vs NN, 1953 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C55) 1-0 Pile on the pin w/a grin
Estrin vs K Klaman, 1957 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

NEVER assume that there is no "Zwischenzug mit Mittelschmerz".
G Elliott vs D Mitchell, 1951 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Traxler Cntrattk N sac line (C57) 1-0 Sizzlin'
Niesche vs G Fahnenschmidt, 1955 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def Bogoljubow (C58) 1-0 wwall notes
J Durao vs Prins, 1954 
(C58) Two Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

C58 1-0 25 moves. Bxh6 leads to Damiano's Bishop Mate.
Prins vs A Medina Garcia, 1951 
(C58) Two Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Well known Noah's Arc trap in the Modern Steinitz Defense
R Dworzynski vs Keres, 1956 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 11 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 0-1 Mate in 4
N Karaklajic vs G Pfeiffer, 1957 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 0-1

How to Win Chess Games Quickly by Fred Reinfeld (Nxd4 loses)
C Kottnauer vs K Whyld, 1953 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 1-0

The Sokolsky Gambit 4... Ne7 5. Qh5+ (A00) 1-0 Bxf7+ Decoy, e6+
B Katalymov vs G Ilivitsky, 1959 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) ˇ 1-0, 13 moves
C Bloodgood vs R W Christy, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) / Reversed Alekhine's Def(A00) 1-0 4 kNights
D D van Geet vs Versnel, 1950 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening/Stonewall Attack (A02) 1-0 Q sac, Discovered+ & N#
R M Bruce vs R Bruce, 1957 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening Be2, Bb2 vs Bg4 (A02) 1-0 Promotion won't matter
Larsen vs G Fuster, 1958 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit / KGD-ish (A02) 0-1 Back ranker
A Mengarini vs I A Horowitz, 1951
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Photo/ 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Grob vs C Chaude de Silans, 1951 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Accelerated Dragon (Foxy video #104) by Andrew Martin
Furman vs Spassky, 1957 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Complete Book of Beginning Chess: King's Indian Attack
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Closed Sicilian Nge2, Bg2 vs Bg7, Nge7 (B25) Overworked Bishop
C Pilnick vs Seidman, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A32) 1-0Cross
C Jauregui vs J de Souza Mendes, 1959 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 18 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Averbakh Var (A42) 0-1 Counter attack!
L C Gilden vs Berliner, 1959
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 25 moves, 0-1

Zwischenzug in the Opening A45 1-0 8
A Durao vs S Horta, 1954 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Delayed Stonewall Attk vs Indian Def. (A46) 1-0 Nifty play
Bisguier vs Lombardy, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 14 in My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer
Keres vs Fischer, 1959 
(A48) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Throw another log on the fire Wilma! A51 0-1 11
Biegler vs Peperle, 1952 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit (A57) 1-0 White steamrolls up the board
H Enevoldsen vs R Beyen, 1958 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 16 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 Defense: Dbl Fianchetto (A62) 0-1Super Nezh Exchange Sac
V Zak vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense (A85) 0-1 White knight can't take either one!
V Litvinov vs Veresov, 1958 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 13 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Leningrad. Warsaw Var (A88) 0-1 Tactics on Rooks
H Catozzi vs I Jonsson, 1958
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43) 0-1 29...?
E Walther vs Tal, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Boleslavsky (B58) 0-1 Do you know where your N is?
Unzicker vs Taimanov, 1952 
(B58) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Dbl R sac, Pin
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1-0 Slashing Bs
Tal vs J Klavins, 1958 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 25 moves, 1-0

Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Early deviations (B75) 1-0 B, Q sac
A Beni vs I Anagnostou, 1954 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. Leonhardt (B88) 1-0 Spearhead
Fischer vs J Kupper, 1959 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attk. Leonhardt (B88) 0-1 Guns drawn all
J Jezek vs Boleslavsky, 1957 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attk ML. Sherbakov (B89) 1-0 Trampoline!
Geller vs J Vatnikov, 1950 
(B89) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Get the Q in close and support her
H Rossetto vs J Behrensen, 1958 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

US Junior Ch. Philadelphia 1956 Rd.2 (first Najdorf)
C Grossguth vs Fischer, 1956 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam (B93) 1-0 Decoy R sac sets up Nxf7+
Nezhmetdinov vs Aronin, 1950 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Here she comes!
J Boey vs O'Kelly, 1957 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 30 in The Golden Dozen by Irving Chernev
Spassky vs Pilnik, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 1-0 2 hanging pieces
H van Steenis vs T Wechsler, 1947 
(C01) French, Exchange, 7 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0The Wizard of Riga
Tal vs I Nei, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 21 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05) 1-0 Interference
W Bialas vs K Darga, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Q Spearhead Greek Gift
A Shashin vs Dashkevich, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1-0

Game 8 in Irving Chernev's The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess
A Seppelt vs Leganki, 1950 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

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

Game 13: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
J Dobias vs J Podgorny, 1952 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Swiss Var (C11) 1-0 Another fine mess
Bogoljubov vs J H Donner, 1951 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French Defense: McCutcheon Var (C12) 1-0 "Cole's Law"
A Coles vs J T Westbrock, 1951 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 18 moves, 1-0

How to Win Chess Games Quickly by Fred Reinfeld
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Winckelmann-Riemer G. (C15)1-0 Q sac for K walk
C Toerber vs G Menke, 1950 
(C15) French, Winawer, 12 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Fingerslip Kunin Double Gambit (C15) 1-0Open d-file
Kunin vs Ochsengoit, 1958 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

"Mastering The French With The Read And Play Method" byMcDonald
Geller vs Sokolsky, 1950 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Normal Var (C22) 1-0 Decoy, Pin, QxQ
Bronstein vs NN, 1950 
(C22) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

4918 in Laszlo Polgar's Chess: 5334 Problems, Combos, & Games
Milner-Barry vs V Hanninen, 1956 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 Develop All, clear the file!
B Tagirov vs Janosevic, 1953 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Var (C40) 0-1 She can't do it by herself
NN vs Bronstein, 1954 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def 3.c3 f5 Countergambit (C41) 0-1Lead in development
Vladimir Lepeshkin vs E Terpugov, 1959 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin (C42) Central Combo
Keres vs C H Alexander, 1954 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: 2Knights Def. Ulvestad (C57) 1-0 Killer baby puns
Rossolimo vs Wade, 1950 
(C57) Two Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Classical. Zukertort Gambit (C64) 0-1 Gain time on Q
Gipslis vs Spassky, 1959 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Caro Var (C70) 0-1 Crossfire!
Tal vs J G van Eybergen, 1959 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 0-1 Q trap for 2
Benko vs G Barcza, 1952 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Howell Attack (C81) 1-0 1st World Corres Ch
H Malmgren vs A Cuadrado, 1950
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. St. Petersburg Var (C82) 1-0 Master of sacs
Tal vs Miglan, 1950 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 0-1 Correspondence
Edmund Adam vs O Barda, 1950 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Delayed Exch (C85) 1-0 Two Mating Squares
Taimanov vs J Pogats, 1950
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 26 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

Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 0-1 1st World Corr
A Cuadrado vs Purdy, 1950
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 24 moves, 0-1

Colle System c3 (D05) 1-0 f-pawn push helps battery hit h7
S Rootare vs O Rubtsova, 1959 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD Austrian Def. Gusev Countergambit (D06) 1-0 Rob the pin
Korchnoi vs N Gusev, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Legall's Mate on Qside
Berliner vs A Rott, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

QGD: Austrian Defense (D06) 1-0 Black K caught in the open
Najdorf vs Piazzi, 1951
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense (D07) 0-1 Deflection
A Hrdy vs H Haberditz, 1951 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 1-0 Discovered Dbl Attack
Spassky vs V Mikenas, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap(D08) 0-1Develop w/threats
R Biever vs R Cassidy, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD. Albin Countergambit. Normal -- Not (D08) 0-1 BRAVE!!
H Woolverton vs D B Pritchard, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Exchange Var (D13) 1-0 Remove the guard, N fork
J W Collins vs J N Cotter, 1957
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 16 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Marshall Gambit. Main Line (D31) 1-0 B threats
Taimanov vs H Steiner, 1952 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 1-0 Kamikaze Pawn
Tal vs Z Milev, 1958 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange (D35) 1-0 Which kNight?
Euwe vs Fischer, 1957 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD Three Knights (D37) 1-0 Discovery; the White N is immune
Tal vs Birjanis, 1952 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury (D41) 1-0 Q sac > Boden's Mate
Julio Bolbochan vs Pachman, 1956 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Wade Var (D47) 0-1 Q sac, raking Bishops
Keresztely vs Benko, 1951 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 19 moves, 0-1

QID. Modern. Knight Defense (D51) 0-1 Pin & Overworked b-pawn
H Enevoldsen vs R Ortega, 1952 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein, Flohr Line (D62) 1-0 Anastasia's#
Casas vs L Piazzini, 1952 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 14 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Three Knts. Hungarian Attk (D92) 1-0 Surprise!!
H Karner vs V Rozhdestvensky, 1958 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 24 moves, 1-0

KID: Averbakh. Benoni Def Advance Var (E75) 1-0 Shattered!
Averbakh vs Aronin, 1954 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 22 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E08) 0-1 Smashing!
Novotelnov vs Averbakh, 1951 
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Bronstein annotates in Latvian chss magazine Sahs, issue 1970/7
Y Gusev vs Antoshin, 1952 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

QID Kasparov Var. resembles Curry (E12) 1-0 Spearhead on h-file
Bisguier vs Larry Evans, 1951 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: General (E20) 1-0 Terror on the c-file
Tartakower vs L Barden, 1950 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Berlin (E38) 1-0 Dbl R sacrifices
Euwe vs H Kramer, 1950
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 23 moves, 1-0

Most impossible-looking Rook move in chess history?
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch (E29) 1-0 Q&R battery on h-file
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1950 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Var (E30) 1-0 Holes
Tal vs Gipslis, 1951 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 24 moves, 1-0

No time to breath! Black strike & strike, like Ali in his prim
Korchnoi vs B Djurasevic, 1956 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 27 in Steve Giddins' book 50 Essential Chess Lessons
Gligoric vs Keres, 1958 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 74 in Half a Century of Chess by Mikhail Botvinnik
Uhlmann vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

NID. Normal. B Attk (E47) 1-0 Sacs bust Pawns, Q infiltrates
A Niemela vs J H Donner, 1950 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 30 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Gligoric System Keres Var (E53) 1-0 Greek gift
Geller vs A Buslaev, 1959 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 20 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Gligoric System Exch at c4 (E54) 0-1 Happy B'day!
Bronstein vs Spassky, 1958 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 30 moves, 0-1

KId. Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 1-0 The Qs zoom to/from corners
Feuerstein vs Bennett, 1955 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Game 168: The Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time by John Emms
M Oren vs Boruch Israel Dyner, 1952 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense (E61) 0-1 White's Q is trapped
Smyslov vs Gligoric, 1959 
(E61) King's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

KID Fianchetto. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Knight strikes
Najdorf vs H Rossetto, 1956 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 15 moves, 1-0

How Not To Play KID Four Pawns Attack With Black
Keres vs Geller, 1956 
(E70) King's Indian, 15 moves, 1-0

KID: Four Pawns Attack (E76) 1-0 b-pawn strikes the Q
I Bilek vs E Paoli, 1958 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 20
I Aloni vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

KID. Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 1-0 open the g-file
Najdorf vs G Idigoras, 1956 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 25 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch. Orthodox (E85) 1-0 Brilliant Kside assault
Spassky vs J van Oosterom, 1955 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch (E86) 0-1 Incredible, Incredible Mikhail Tal
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox Var (E94) 0-1 Interference
Rellstab vs Najdorf, 1950 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 25 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98) 0-1 Kside #
E Asfora vs M M de Ley, 1956
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 8 in 'Spassky: Move by Move' by Zenon Franco Ocampos.
Szabo vs Spassky, 1953 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening (A00) 1-0 Alekhine's reversed; R for 2 minors
Larsen vs J H Donner, 1959 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 131 in Soviet Chess 1917-1991 by Andrew Soltis
Smyslov vs G Ilivitsky, 1955 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 43 moves, 0-1

Notes by Peter H. Clarke; 13 c5!, 21 b4! and 27 h4!
Petrosian vs Bondarevsky, 1950  
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical (A04)1-0 2 Hogs crossfire w/Q
Panno vs Spassky, 1955 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

KID/Dutch Leningrad kingside sacrifices beats English/Reti
Petrosian vs Vasiukov, 1956 
(A05) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

White looks like he will be mated but he has a surprise!
G Forintos vs V Tomovic, 1957 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

a wonderful opposite-bishop color zugzwang
Fischer vs A Sandrin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

"deserves to be counted among the finest examples of the art of
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

Sicilian vs KIA (A04) 0-1 Bishop Pair Beats Rook Pair
O Troianescu vs Petrosian, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Attk Copycat (A07)1-0 General paralysis of the inane
Petrosian vs M Yudovich Sr., 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

World Championship Match (1954), KIA vs Sicilian (A07) 1-0
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Chess Endings for the Practical Player by Pachman, pages 9-10
Pachman vs Guimard, 1955 
(A10) English, 83 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Stockfish
Smyslov vs Bronstein, 1956 
(A15) English, 57 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. Hedgehog (A17) 1-0 Spearhead
Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 0-1

A21 1-0 92 Remarkable little-known game!
Smyslov vs Keres, 1953 
(A21) English, 92 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Flexible Line (A28) 1-0
Petrosian vs V Mikenas, 1957 
(A28) English, 41 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 0-1 Terrifying
V Saigin vs Tal, 1954 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Spielmann-Indian c5-d6 vs Colle c3 (A46) 0-1 Remove the Guard
V Tarasov vs J Yuchtman, 1957
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Colle-Zukertort becomes a stalemate A47 1/2-1/2 49
J Fichtl vs F Blatny, 1956 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Excellent Kingside attack
Korchnoi vs Panov, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def: Czech Variation w/Nc3 (A53) 1-0 Lipnitsky links
Lipnitsky vs K Klaman, 1951 
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Brazen: A classic Q sac, then a N sac followed by a pawn mate
Lilienthal vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 33: Petrosian's Best Games by P.H. Clarke
Pachman vs Petrosian, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 36 moves, 0-1

A54 0-1 33 A well-known Nezhmetdinov special
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

OID Ukrainian Var (A54) 0-1 Q Sac, Daring Bishop, Ruthless Rook
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Normal Var (A55) 0-1 Kotov's Brilliancy
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def: Normal (A55) 1-0 N sac for central connected Ps
O Bernstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 45 in Chess Secrets: The Giants of Strategy by Neil McDona
Petrosian vs Pilnik, 1956 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
Korchnoi vs Gurgenidze, 1957 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

(A43) Old Benoni, 45 moves, 0-1 Tal's attack is beaten back
Tal vs E Bhend, 1959 
(A43) Old Benoni, 45 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def. Classical. General (A70) 1-0 Wowzers finish
Krogius vs L Shamkovich, 1951 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 30 moves, 1-0

Featured in Seirawan's book Winning Chess Tactics
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Fianchetto Attack (A81) 1-0 No Swindle Happens
Sliwa vs Bronstein, 1957 
(A81) Dutch, 29 moves, 1-0

Dutch, Staunton Gambit. 3.Nd2 AmericanAttack (A82)0-1 Ukraine W
Bisguier vs Bronstein, 1955 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Queen's Knight Var (A85) 1-0 Black is backed up
Larsen vs Lutikov, 1959 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 41 moves, 1-0

Dutch Leningrad 7...Nc6 Matulovic (A89) 1-0 Tactical Mismatch
Keres vs Korchnoi, 1952 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 22 moves, 1-0

Duras Gambit (B00) 1-0 Blind Swine into Arabian Mate
O Sarapu vs Z Frankel, 1952 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 9 in Alekhine Alert by Timothy Taylor
Nezhmetdinov vs Spassky, 1959 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: 4 Pawns Attk. ML (B03) 1-0 Batteries
N L Freeman vs D A Curtis, 1959 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Nunn's Chess Openings prefers 9. dxc5 ♘6d7 10. e6 fxe6 11.
W Adams vs NN, 1950 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Czech Def (B06) 1-0 Nxf7 starts a rumble about the countryside
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. (B07) 0-1 Tal blows up the Qside, then dissects Kside
I Blek vs Tal, 1952 
(B07) Pirc, 46 moves, 0-1

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

Game 168 in Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by G. Burgess
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 54: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Maroczy Variation (B12) 1-0 WC lost on time
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B25) 0-1 Triple on d-file
W Walz vs Fischer, 1956 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Benko wears shades to shield himself from Tal's glare.
Tal vs Benko, 1959 
(B27) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer Variation (B39); Q Sac
Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Analyzed by Bobby Fischer in his "My 60 Memorable Games"
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Var (B41) 0-1 Ns are a pain!
J Sherwin vs Feuerstein, 1957 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 57 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. N Var (B43) 0-1 Captures-Recaptures, Discover +
J H Donner vs Keres, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Classical. General (B56) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Fischer vs Gligoric, 1959 
(B56) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Modern Var (B61) 1-0 Sac your way in
Tal vs K Klaman, 1957 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Boleslavsky Var (B59) 0-1 Give a Q to get a Q
Lavrinenko vs Tal, 1950 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 38 moves, 0-1

There mere IDEA of castling opposite sides against TAL!
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Tal does what he pleases! Here - take this, or not.
Tal vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Deep fried
P Moran Santamaria vs E Franco Raymundo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Rooks visit the K
Soderborg vs F Olafsson, 1957 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B65) 1-0 Aggressive center
Stein vs V Osnos, 1959 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. 7...a6 Richter-Rauzer (B66) 1-0 Keep piling on
Nezhmetdinov vs P Dubinin, 1950 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 1-0

Beating the Dragon 101
Fischer vs Larsen, 1958 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. Leonhardt Var (B88) 1-0 Q sac!
Fischer vs Pilnik, 1959 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Fischer prepared discovered check
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Patented Kside assault, promo combo
Fischer vs Rodolfo Cardoso, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) (B91) 1-0 Brutal Kside pile-up
Panov vs N Sorokin, 1953 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Var (B92) 1-0 Nc7+ was threatened
Keres vs Kotov, 1950 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 0-1 Bone in the throat
H Goldhamer vs Fischer, 1956 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Promotion battle
Tal vs M Pasman, 1953 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 White is tempted
Ravinsky vs G Ilivitsky, 1952 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 27 moves, 1-0

First Brilliancy Prize of the tournament...and deservedly so!
Nezhmetdinov vs E Paoli, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 27 moves, 1-0

"Tis Better Tolush and Lose than Never Tolush at all!"
Tal vs Tolush, 1956 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn Var (B97) 0-1 Stockfish notes
E Joppen vs Bronstein, 1954 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 10, p. 37 in Bobby Fischer Rediscoverd by Andrew Soltis
Keres vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 53 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Botvinnik Variation (C05) 0-1 A Rook whippin'
Y Kotkov vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

-- Wolfgang Uhlmann, "Winning with the French"
W Bialas vs Uhlmann, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

Great games that seem to be virtually unknown
Unzicker vs M Czerniak, 1954 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

This is arguably the first computer chess game.
A Turing vs A Glennie, 1952  
(C26) Vienna, 29 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Anderssen(C51)1-0Passer; Pseudo Hook Mate in 1
Tal vs M Brakmanis, 1959 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def Kieseritsky (C58) 1-0 Pawn pyramid
Bronstein vs E Rojahn, 1956 
(C58) Two Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. Minckwitz Var (C67) 1-0 SO GOOD it's creepy
Tal vs P Kampenuss, 1953 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Not that knight?The other one?Not that queen?No, the other one?
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 104 in Svetozar Gligoric Collected Games by Leach
Tal vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Kecskemet Var (C75) 1-0A bit like a Greek Gift
L Schmid vs K Gumprich, 1950 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 30 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Archangelsk Var (C78) 1-0 Kside B sac
Kotov vs Keres, 1950 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Center Attack (C84) 1-0 Pawn promotion lesson
Tal vs Straume, 1953 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 58 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

Riga 1958 "Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
Tal vs Geller, 1958 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0Pin breaker finish!
Fischer vs Shocron, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

London System vs KID (A48) 1-0 Knights haggle into EG
Bondarevsky vs Aronin, 1951 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

Stunning Q sacrifice for 3 minor pieces.
Szabo vs K Honfi, 1950 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD. Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08) 1-0
J W Collins vs Santasiere, 1952
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 47 moves, 1-0

QGA Showalter Var (D24) 1-0 R decoy sacrifice arranges Q+ fork
Lutikov vs M Mukhitdinov, 1955 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Positional (D35) 1-0 g-file battery, semi-smother
Taimanov vs R Persitz, 1955 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

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

One of Petrosian's favourite games; QGD Three Knights D37
Petrosian vs Guimard, 1955 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 White changes attack
Taimanov vs Kotov, 1953 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 1-0 Brutal Dbl B Sac
Pachman vs O Neikirch, 1958 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 1-0 Most impressive initiative, N-R-B sac
Geller vs Novotelnov, 1951 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

TAL- recommended by himself as one of his most interesting
Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 0-1 SPICY
Stahlberg vs Bronstein, 1955 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

"absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"
Reshevsky vs Shainswit, 1951 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Lundin Var (D47) 1-0 Hot Bishops
Szabo vs C Kottnauer, 1950 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

The Dancing Knight, Diligent Rook & Dastardly Minority Attack
Larry Evans vs H Opsahl, 1950 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Simagin's Improved (D86) 0-1 N&B sacs!
Spassky vs Suetin, 1958 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 53 moves, 1-0

"The Game of the Century"
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def. 3 Knights. Burille Var (D94)1-0 R+ Removes Guard
Gligoric vs Uhlmann, 1959 
(D94) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 1-0

p. 108 of Smyslov's 125 Selected Games (World Championship)
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1957 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 28 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 EG artistry
Keres vs Tal, 1957 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 16: "The Best Games of Boris Spassky" by Andrew Soltis
Teschner vs Spassky, 1959 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 78 moves, 0-1

QID Spassky System (E14) 1-0 Q sac, mating attack
Keres vs Spassky, 1955 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

QID Classical. Traditional (E17) 0-1 Deflection, Pin, Zugzwang
Najdorf vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

QID Classical (E17) 1/2-1/2 Super Swindle into Stalemate
I A Horowitz vs M Pavey, 1951 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch. Accelerated (E24) 1-0 K walk
Kotov vs Keres, 1950 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Saemisch Var (E29) 0-1Dbl N sacs, h-file attk
Cherepkov vs Korchnoi, 1959 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical (E32) 0-1 Destructive Sac Exchange!
J Jezek vs Pachman, 1953 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical (E32) 0-1Q sac into semi-smothered#
I Balanel vs A Pytlakowski, 1951 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1N supports Nxf2, promo
A M Giustolisi vs Euwe, 1950
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 31 moves, 0-1

the two extra pawns were a sure guarantee of victory." (Averbak
Reshevsky vs Geller, 1953 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ya gotta SQUEEZE 'EM to please 'em!
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1959 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 31 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Huebner(E41) 1-0No pawn cover vs heavy pieces
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Zurich 1953; Unravel this one!
Keres vs Reshevsky, 1953 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 0-1 The horse is hers!
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

KID Immediate Fnchtto (E60) 1-0 W just climbs aboard, takes off
Euwe vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Valery Beim, in "How To Calculate Chess Tactics", annotates
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1956 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

KID Yugoslav Exch (E66) 0-1 Petro returned to table, blundered
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 36 moves, 0-1

Chaos from Corner to Corner
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

KID Averbakh. Benoni Def Advance (E75) 1-0 Boden's Mate threat
Stahlberg vs A Matanovic, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 41 moves, 1-0

"Pal Benko: My Life, Games and Compositions" by Benko
Benko vs Fischer, 1958 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 1/2-1/2 Q giveways
Zamikhovsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1956 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 14 in Tal: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala/Everyman Chess
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Tal sacs two Ns, pawn wedge supports penetration, discovered+
Niebult vs Tal, 1954 
(E92) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 1-0 A piece for the passer
Reshevsky vs Tartakower, 1950 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 65 moves, 1-0

KGA Schallop Def (C34) 0-1 VK became a great positional player
Korchnoi vs G Borisenko, 1950 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. McDonnell Attk (B21) 0-1 Tense position, unique d
S Khavsky vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 31 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky Var (A97) 0-1
Taimanov vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 35 moves, 0-1

A young Korchnoi uses the Bird to beat a strong player
Korchnoi vs G Goldberg, 1950 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0Annotations by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Anatoly Sidorov, 1950  
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Advance (C19) 1-0 Well done~
Smyslov vs Letelier, 1950 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 1-0

NID Saemisch (E27) 1-0 Impressive Philidor's Legacy 3 vs 2 attk
Tal vs Zwaigzne, 1952 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CntrG (C40) 1-0 W does not cooperate!
G Kramer vs G Primavera, 1950 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Swedish, Central Break (D33) 0-1 Black 39...?
T van Scheltinga vs Stahlberg, 1950 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attk. Leonhardt(B88) 1-0Sac, rob the pin
Nezhmetdinov vs Romanov, 1950 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Up the exhange; better EG
I Pogrebissky vs Simagin, 1950 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: General (B07) 1/2-1/2 As played by Pirc
Pilnik vs Pirc, 1950 
(B07) Pirc, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

The W Bishop p. 27, Modern Chess Self-tutor by David Bronstein
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(A91) Dutch Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Accepted (D44) Qk draw 1/2-1/2 Photo
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 6 in Paul Keres: The Quest for Perfection by Paul Keres.
Keres vs Taimanov, 1951 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware Def (C51) 1-0 Nxf7+ sac, discovery+
Seidman vs A Mengarini, 1951
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 39 in Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman
J Vesely vs Pachman, 1951
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 0-1

An attacking genius - right up there with Keres, Tal & Alekhine
Nezhmetdinov vs Estrin, 1951 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Double R sacs
Nezhmetdinov vs Lusikal, 1951 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Double Pawn Sacrifice & Bs(C44) 1-0
Lutikov vs Lisitsin, 1951 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Stanley. Frankenstein-Dracula (C27) 1-0 Q sac
Prins vs Rellstab, 1951 
(C27) Vienna Game, 41 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Bogie put up a fight
Koltanowski vs H Bogart, 1952 
(C01) French, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1/2-1/2 Qs & Ns workin'
Konstantinopolsky vs Korchnoi, 1952 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def. Scheveningen. Vitolins Var (B80) 0-1 Discovered+
Wade vs Pachman, 1952
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 0-1

KID. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1 Pinned to mating square
Stoltz vs Kotov, 1952 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 0-1

The first Mar del Plata variation, according to Gligoric
Taimanov vs Bronstein, 1952 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 41 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Queen's tirade
Szabo vs Bronstein, 1953 
(A53) Old Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Maroczy-Wallis (C18) 1-0 Side Philidor's Legacy
Saemisch vs O Menzinger, 1953 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Classical (A70) 0-1 Black sac attack
Birbrager vs Tal, 1953 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

East Indian Def/Tarrasch (E00) 0-1 Q sac for passer & pieces
Udris vs Tal, 1953 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Germans say "Zwickmuhle" (literally, "double mill" or dilemma).
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def Exchange (C41) 0-1 Loose pieces are a problem
M Beilin vs Antoshin, 1953 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Center Attk (C43) 1-0 Complex Reti #
M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov, 1953 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var (C43) Outpost support
L Schmid vs E Bhend, 1953 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

KID Four Pawns Attack (E76) 1-0 Blindfold; Bs best Ns ending
Bisguier vs Kashdan, 1954
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack. Richter Variation (D01) 1-0 0-0-0 vs
Bisguier vs J Sherwin, 1954 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Botvinnik Var (D95) 1-0 Poise under pressure
Bisguier vs D Byrne, 1954 
(D95) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1-0

KID Accelerated Averbakh (E70)1-0 Q trap; W gives back material
Bisguier vs Reshevsky, 1954 
(E70) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 24 in The Golden Irving Chernev
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1-0

R wins over B due to mate threats; King in wrong corner
Lisitsin vs Tal, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 73 moves, 1-0

Game 7 in 'The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal' by Mikhail Tal.
Tal vs Averbakh, 1954 
(C47) Four Knights, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 88: The 100 Best Games of 20th Century by Andrew Soltis
Gligoric vs Petrosian, 1954 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

G49: The Soviet Champships by Mark Taimanov & Bernard Cafferty
Geller vs Averbakh, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 1-0 Correspondence
P Singleton vs T I Casswell, 1954 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Leningrad. Matulovic (A89) 1/2-1/2 Take me or lose!
G Kluger vs B Sandor, 1954 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Milev surely knew that CHO'D Alexander was not a patzer...
C H Alexander vs Z Milev, 1954
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 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

French Defense: Advance. Main Line (C02) 0-1 Weak back rank
Suetin vs Antoshin, 1954 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Meran. Stahlberg Var (D49) 1-0 Photo of the big match
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 41 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 h-file battery
Y Neishtadt vs Gipslis, 1955 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C75) 1-0 W initiative
Keres vs Sliwa, 1955 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0 Young Boris' secret weapon
Spassky vs Averbakh, 1955 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Hedgehog Systm (A17) 1-0Exchange sac
Smyslov vs P Trifunovic, 1955 
(A17) English, 48 moves, 1-0

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attk. Teichmann f6 (C13) 1/2-Wild hoss
Spassky vs Guimard, 1955 
(C13) French, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

25...Nc1! double attack & obstruction move combined, threatens
Poltoranov vs Stein, 1955 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 25 moves, 0-1

IM Jeremy Silman's "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 202-204
Unzicker vs J H Donner, 1955 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 0-1 Diemer's own def
K Stummer vs E J Diemer, 1955 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

French Adv Main Line 6.a3 cxd4 (C02) 1-0 Back-to-back N sacs!
Antoshin vs Kasparian, 1955 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45) 1-0 Qside #. RV analysis
Martin vs Pompei, 1955 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 1-0

KID: Fianchetto. Yugoslav Var (E65) 0-1 18...?
A Bannik vs Tal, 1955 
(E65) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O, 31 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. St. Petersburg Var (C82) 1-0 B corrals N
Keres vs Lilienthal, 1955 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 37 moves, 1-0

Games of Robert J Fischer by O'Connell and Wade
J Tamargo vs Fischer, 1956 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 24 in Paul Keres: The Quest for Perfection by Paul Keres
Keres vs Unzicker, 1956 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Czech Var (A53) 1-0 Stunning finish!!
Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

KID Averbakh. Benoni Def Advance (E75) 0-1 Tal punishes 0-0-0?
Chukaev vs Tal, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

KIA/Sicilian Closed Botvinnik Def (B25) 0-1 Promotion # next
E Bolshakov vs Korchnoi, 1956
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

The Games of the World Correspondence Chess Championships I-VII
V Bergraser vs Ragozin, 1956 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 44 moves, 0-1

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

BFTC: Page 235 (White to move 24.?)
Seidman vs Fischer, 1957 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange (D41) 1-0 Strong center march
Antoshin vs Korchnoi, 1957 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

The greatest draw ever made??? (Soltis thinks so.)
Tal vs Aronin, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Attack with Mikhail Tal by the man himself
A Bannik vs Tal, 1957 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 0-1 Two ways to mate!!
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Alapin/Smith-Morra Declined/French Adv (B22) 1-0Free will offer
Matulovic vs Kozomara, 1957 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 48 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs C Munoz, 1957 
(A15) English, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 0-1 His ELO went up
A Elo vs Fischer, 1957 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 49 moves, 0-1

Game 40 in Modern Chess Brilliancies by Larry Melvyn Evans
Konovalov vs Mordkovitch, 1957
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 1-0kingscrusher video
Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1957 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 32 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky drops Q in 12, but plays to to move 40
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

"The Magician from Riga" in TOP form. This'll numb your brain!!
Tal vs Panno, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

annotated in J. Hajtun, Selected Games of Mikhail Tal, game 21
Tal vs Furman, 1958 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 1-0 White owns e5 square
A Bannik vs Tal, 1958 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 52 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Reshevsky Var (E46) 0-1 No draw
G Mititelu vs Tal, 1958 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

Spanish,Marshall Attack. Steiner Var (C89) 0-1 Exposed royalty
C B van den Berg vs Szabo, 1958 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 24 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Kaufmann Attack (C42) 1-0 Zw+ prevents 0-0
Larry Evans vs Bisguier, 1959 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

NID: Saemisch Var (E26) 0-1 Tal's first win over Spassky
Spassky vs Tal, 1958 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 73 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf ML (B99) 0-1 Thematic Exhange sac cracks White
W Ader Hausman vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 15 in My 60 Memorable Games by Robert James Fischer.
Smyslov vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 54 moves, 0-1

Game 4 in My Sixty Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer
Pilnik vs Fischer, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E80) 0-1 Sneaky B pair
J de Souza Mendes vs Fischer, 1959 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knt Var (A16) 1-0Had it, lost it
Keres vs Tal, 1959 
(A16) English, 64 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Bernstein Def (E59) 1/2-1/2 Q sac for stalemate!
Najdorf vs R A Redolfi, 1959 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D47) 1-0 Sharp tactics
Petrosian vs Nezhmetdinov, 1959 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attk (C42) 1-0 Q switches Spearheads
C H Alexander vs R B Edwards, 1959 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Pachman vs Fischer, 1959 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Original Marshall Attk (C89) 1-0Full steam ahead!
Tal vs S Witkowski, 1959 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 31 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def. Greco Gambit (C23) 0-1 Zugzwang!
Falkbeer vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attk. Flank Var (B87) 1-0 Winning K walk
Fischer vs Zuckerman, 1965 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 60 in Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker.
Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1859 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack: Symmetrical Def (A05) 0-1 Raking Bishops!
Feuerstein vs Mednis, 1956 
(A05) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 0-1

Richter-Veresov Attk vs Bg7 Indian (A45) 1-0R sac for Mayet's #
M Kupferstich vs C Chaude de Silans, 1950 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight Var (A16) 0-1Zwischenzug+
Jullik vs Tal, 1950 
(A16) English, 39 moves, 0-1

QGD: General (D30) 1-0 Minor piece sacs to get the Q in close.
Korchnoi vs N Gusev, 1956 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 150 in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Bondarevsky vs V Mikenas, 1950 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 31 moves, 1-0

KIA Chigorin's 2.Qe2 vs French Def (A07) 1-0 Hit the Q again
Bronstein vs O Pastuhoff, 1952 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Kan. Modern Var (B42) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Keres vs Tal, 1959 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 0-1 K charge!
P Dubinin vs Petrosian, 1950 
(C18) French, Winawer, 46 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn General (C18) 1/2-1/2
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1958 
(C18) French, Winawer, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA vs Tarrasch Def (A07) Late Q sac busts open the king's wing
Gurgenidze vs A Khasin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 80 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Kan. Maroczy Bind Bronstein Var (B41) 1-0Restrict
Bronstein vs Boleslavsky, 1958 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Malkin Var (C83) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1955 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 33 moves, 0-1

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

G47: The Art of the Middle Game by Paul Keres & Alexander Kotov
H Szapiel vs Keres, 1950 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 0-1

KID: Fianchetto. Karlsbad Var (E62) 1-0
C B van den Berg vs E Spanjaard, 1957
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 32 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

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Smyslov vs Filip, 1956 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 49 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80) 1-0Switch targets, trap B or #
Spassky vs Byvshev, 1954 
(D80) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 0-1 VP 1 of a kind
Fischer vs V Pupols, 1955 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

KID: Fianchetto. Uhlmann-Szabo System (E62) 0-1 whittled away
J H Donner vs Fischer, 1959 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 44 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal. Gligoric System Smyslov Var (E54) 0-1 Masterly
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1959 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 50 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Main Line (B99) 0-1 33...?
V Mikenas vs Aronin, 1957 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 16 in 'Simple Chess' by Michael Francis Stean
C B van den Berg vs H Kramer, 1950 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch (E80) 0-1 Stockfish notes; 34...?
R H Steinmeyer vs Berliner, 1959 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def: Two Knights (D32) 0-1 Castled K forced to leave
D Ellison vs B H Wood, 1959 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stonewall Def (D45) 0-1 31...?
F Mastichiadis vs Tartakower, 1950 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner Var (E41) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Euwe vs Reshevsky, 1953 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 37 in 50 Essential Chess Lessons by Steve Giddins
Flohr vs Suetin, 1950 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 22.?
Tal vs A Kolarov, 1957 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Averbakh vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

QGD: Three Knights. General (D37) 1-0 Minority Attack
Petrosian vs H Rossetto, 1958 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 155 in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Tal vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

English vs. Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) 1-0 Gutsy
Petrosian vs A Khasin, 1957
(A14) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 115 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman
Bisguier vs A Fuderer, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: General 0-0-0 vs. 0-0 (D43) 1-0 Ne5 sitting sac
Petrosian vs Tolush, 1950 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 19 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 N sac w/raking Bs for brutal mating net
Petrosian vs Chukaev, 1951 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) 1-0 GK was impressed
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1951 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 51 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open Variations. Howell Attack (C81) 1-0
Petrosian vs Lilienthal, 1957 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

English vs. Anglo-Indian Def. Slav Formation (A15) 0-1Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957 
(A15) English, 69 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer Var (C15) 0-1 Qside passer
A Dueckstein vs Uhlmann, 1956 
(C15) French, Winawer, 36 moves, 0-1

English vs. Anglo-Indian Def. KID Formation (A15) 1-0 Masterful
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(A15) English, 28 moves, 1-0

French Def: Alekhine-Chatard Attk. Maroczy Var (C13) 1-0 Pins
Tal vs V Veders, 1951 
(C13) French, 34 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Modern. Larsen Var (B04) 1-0 Original play!?
O'Kelly vs Golombek, 1950 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 41 moves, 1-0

Italian vs. Two Knights Def. Lolli Attack (C57) 1-0 He read up!
L Barden vs W Adams, 1950 
(C57) Two Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicil Scheveningen. Classical Var Paulsen Var (B85) 0-1 Stockfi
L Barden vs Rossolimo, 1950 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit (C44) 1-0 Pin whichever way
J Penrose vs Blau, 1957 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

P-Q4: Zukertort Var (D02) 0-1 Minor piece warfare
Pakala vs Tal, 1950 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Exch sac, Bxf7+ sac
Fischer vs C Sharp, 1956 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

QGD: Chigorin Def. Exchange 0-0-0 vs. 0-0 (D07) 1-0 crossfire
Unzicker vs L Barden, 1951
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Botvinnik - Smyslov World CC Match (1954), Moscow URS, Rd. 2
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E03) 1-0 Tripled Ps destroyed ending
Smyslov vs Larry Evans, 1952 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 65 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish; Discoveries
Aronin vs Geller, 1950 
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Bayreuth Var (C77) 1-0 No, Tal had Black!
Gufeld vs Tal, 1959 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 7 Chess Secrets: The Giants of Power Play by Neil McDonald
Geller vs Keres, 1952 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 40 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Four Pawns Attack (A68) 0-1 Black marches in
O Moiseev vs Tolush, 1952 
(A68) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Accelerated Panov Attk (B10) 0-1 Back ranker
J Sefc vs F Zita, 1954 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 35 of '50 Essential Chess Lessons' by Steve Giddins
Golombek vs A Fuderer, 1954 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 40 moves, 0-1

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

Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
Korchnoi vs Stefan Szabo, 1954 
(A22) English, 30 moves, 1-0

The game is printed in The Times, 2 Jan 1951, p. 6.
O'Kelly vs L Barden, 1950 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch. Closed Var (E87) 0-1 Kingside battle
Portisch vs Benko, 1955 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 51 in 'Python Strategy' by Tigran Petrosian
Petrosian vs A Matanovic, 1959 
(E50) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 44 in 'Think Like a Grandmaster' by Alexander Kotov
Stahlberg vs Taimanov, 1953 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Exch. Classical Var (D86) 1-0 Q sac for passer
Larsen vs B Soderborg, 1957
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Matanovic Attack(B82) 1-0 Masterful
Keres vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1

FR Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0 17.?
Keres vs Wade, 1954 
(C13) French, 17 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98) 0-1 Stockfish
Najdorf vs Gligoric, 1953 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 48 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) 1-0 Publish this!
A Sandrin vs J C Barnes, 1954 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Hungarian Def (C50) 1-0 know the continuation
Estrin vs V Liberzon, 1959 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Botvinnik System Reversed (A37) 1-0Passer
V Mikenas vs Gipslis, 1959 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 1-0

Trap 146 in Horowitz's "New Traps in the Chess Opening"
I A Horowitz vs Plankart, 1958 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 10 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Don't bring your queen out too early!
Fetzer vs Schmidt, 1951 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

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