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2004 - 2007 W's 2nd Term ECO A-D-E by FTB
Compiled by fredthebear
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What's a couple thousand years?

- 960 The Sung Dynasty was founded, reuniting much of China and ushering in a new era of progress. - 1001 Viking Leif Ericson explores North America. - 1066 William the Conqueror began building the Tower of London, which still stands today. - 1096 The First Crusade began.
- 1100 The Oraibi village was founded in Arizona. - 1160's Work began on the gothic church at Notre Dame, and the school of Oxford was founded. - 1271 Marco Polo set off for China. He spent 15 years in service to the Khan Dynasty, then wrote a book about his travels. - 1350 The Black Death (bubonic plague) spread throughout Europe. - 1450 Johannes Guttenberg invented the printing press which revolutionized education and communication. - 1451 The Iroquois Confederacy is formed.
- 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in search of a westward passage to the Orient. - 1519 Ferdinand Magellan's crew is the first to sail around the world. - 1543 Nicolaus Copernicus published his work trying to prove that the earth and the other planets circle around the sun. - 1610 Galileo Galilei published the results of his telescopic observations confirming the planets circle the sun. - 1610 Santa Fe, New Mexico was founded by Spanish colonists. Hampton, Virginia was settled. - 1619 Slavery was introduced to the Colony of Virginia. - 1620 The Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock. - 1670 Hudson’s Bay Company is formed.
- 1673 Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette began to explore the Illinois Country. - 1681 The Province of Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn. - 1687 Sir Isaac Newton founded the study of mechanics based upon his three laws of motion. - 1692 The Salem witch trials took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. - 1698 Pensacola, Florida was established by the Spanish. - 1732 The First Great Awakening took place.
- 1752 Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment took place. - 1754–63 The French and Indian War took place.
- 1764 The Sugar Act, intended to raise revenues, was passed by the British Parliament. The Currency Act was also passed. - 1765 To help defray the cost of keeping troops in America, the British Parliament enacted the Stamp Act 1765, imposing a tax on many types of printed materials used in the colonies. Then they enacted the Quartering Act, requiring the Thirteen Colonies to provide housing, food, and other provisions to British troops. - 1770 The Boston massacre happened. British soldiers (certainly provoked and probably fearful) fired into a crowd of protestors in Boston, killing five and injuring six. - 1772 Samuel Adams organized the Committees of Correspondence. - 1773 The Boston Tea Party took place.
- 1775 Paul Revere of the Sons of Liberty rode from Boston to Lexington, Massachusetts to warn the local Patriot militia of the approach of British forces. The next day, the "shot heard 'round the world" was fired. The following month, the Green Mountain Boys captured Fort Ticonderoga in modern Ticonderoga, New York from a British garrison. - 1776 Declaration of Independence established these United States of America. - Christmas Night 1776 George Washington's troops suffering a hard winter at Valley Forge crossed the Delaware River for a surprise victory at the Battle of Trenton significantly boosting morale and re-enlistments. This daring victory very well saved the Continental Army. - 1781 Surrounded, the British surrender at the Siege of Yorktown. - 1783 The Treaty of Paris officially ended the Revolutionary War. - 1789 The United States Constitution came into effect. George Washington was inaugurated as President in New York City. - 1790 Rhode Island, by a margin of 3%, became the thirteenth state to ratify the Constitution. - 1793 Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin.
- 1800 Eli Whitney introduced the idea of production with interchangeable parts, the basis of mass production. - 1801 The Act of Union comes into effect, linking Ireland with Britain to form the United Kingdom. Both France and Britain, engaged against each other in the Napoleonic Wars, take the first census of their populations. - 1802 The British parliament passes the first Factory Act, limiting a child's working day in a factory to twelve hours. - 1803 In Marbury v. Madison, a landmark example of judicial review, the US Supreme Court declares an act of Congress to be unconstitutional. - 1803 President Thomas Jefferson asserted his authority to make treaties bought the Louisiana Purchase from France, nearly doubling the size of the United States. Napoleon, then the First Consul of the French Republic, needed money for his military. The Louisiana territory included land from fifteen present U.S. states and two Canadian provinces, almost a million square miles. The Americans originally sought to purchase only the port city of New Orleans and its adjacent coastal lands, but quickly accepted the bargain. - 1804 Aaron Burr, the sitting Vice President, and Alexander Hamilton, the former Secretary of the Treasury, settled their bitter feud with a pistol dual that fatally wounded Hamilton. - 1804-1806 Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark led the Lewis and Clark expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific Coast and back, exploring and documenting the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. - 1807 Robert Fulton sails the Clermont up the Hudson River using a steam engine imported from England. - 1807 Parliament's Slave Trade Act prohibited the importation of slaves in the British Empire. - 1810 Simón Bolívar, a young officer in Caracas, takes part in a coup which wins control of Venezuela from the Spanish. There will be more showdowns with Spanish troops in the future. - 1811 English author Jane Austen publishes her first work in print, Sense and Sensibility, at her own expense. - 1811 John Jacob Astor establishes Astoria, a settlement on the Pacific coast to develop his fur trade with China. - 1812 In the War of 1812, The US frigate Constitution, affectionately known as 'Old Ironsides', wins successes against British warships in the Atlantic. - 1813 The nickname Uncle Sam, supposedly based on the initials US, has its first recorded use in an issue of the Troy Post. - 1814 British forces enter Washington, burning the Capitol and the president's new White house. US lawyer Francis Scott Key writes The Star-Spangled Banner after seeing the British bombard Fort McHenry. - 1815 American volunteers under Andrew Jackson defeat British regulars near New Orleans, two weeks after peace has been agreed at Ghent. - 1815 The English and Prussian generals Wellington and Blücher defeat Napoleon in a closely fought battle at Waterloo. - 1816 Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville has its premiere in Rome. - 1816 René Laënnec, reluctant to press his ear to the chest of a young female patient, finds a solution in the stethoscope. - 1817 An informal financial market on Wall Street is transformed into the New York Stock and Exchange Board. - 1818 The 49th parallel is agreed as the frontier between the USA and Canada. - 1819 Spain sells Florida to the USA for $5 million, in return for the waiving of any American claim to Texas. - 1819 The decision in McCulloch v. Maryland prohibited state laws from infringing upon federal Constitutional authority. - 1819 Bolívar marches his army across the Andes, captures Bogotá and proclaims the republic of Gran Colombia. - 1820 The Missouri Compromise, admitting Maine and Missouri to the union, keeps the balance between 'free' and 'slave' states in the US senate. - 1821 Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction. - 1821 The Sante Fe Trail, from Missouri to New Mexico, is opened up by the US trader William Becknell. - 1822 Egyptian hieroglyphs are deciphered by French Egyptologist Jean François Champollion, using the Rosetta stone. - 1823 The Monroe Doctrine is proclaimed. The USA will police the Western Hemisphere. - 1825 Work begins on the 363-mile Erie Canal that will link the Hudson River to Lake Erie. - 1826 James Fenimore Cooper writes The Last of the Mohicans, among his other novels. - 1828 Noah Webster publishes his American Dictionary of the English Language. - 1831 Victor Hugo publishes his novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, in which the hunchback, Quasimodo, is obsessed with Esmeralda. - 1831 Nat Turner's slave revolt occurs.
- 1835 French zoologist Félix Dujardin identifies protoplasm, the viscous translucent substance common to all forms of life. - 1836 The Battle of the Alamo (now San Antonio, TX) saw 200 Texans hold out for 12 days and kill over 1000 Mexican soldiers before being overwhelmed. Weeks later, Sam Houston's army surprises and defeats the Mexican army near the San Jacinto river, completing the seizure of Texas from Mexico. - 1837 John Deere invented the steel plow.
- 1837 Charles Dickens' first novel, Oliver Twist, begins monthly publication. It came out in book form the following year. - 1838-1839: The Trail of Tears was a forced march of Eastern Native Americans to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. - 1839 Louis J.M. Daguerre developed the first daguerreotype photo. - 1841 President William Henry Harrison dies suddenly from pneumonia. He is succeeded by his vice-president John Tyler. - 1844 The first inter-city telegraph from Washington to Baltimore was demonstrated by Samuel Morse, inventor of the Morse Code. - 1845 The Republic of Texas is admitted as the 28th state of the union. - 1845 New Yorker Alexander Cartwright devises the set of rules that become the basis of the modern game of baseball. - 1845 A blight destroys the potato crop in Ireland and causes what becomes known as the Great Famine. Many migrate to the USA. - 1845 Queen Victoria and Prince Albert follow the German custom of a family Christmas tree, immediately making it popular in Britain. - 1848 Gold was discovered on John Sutter's property near Sacramento, California, triggering a rush of gold seekers. California was admitted as a state three years later. - 1848 A treaty signed in Guadalupe-Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War, gives the US six new states. - 1848 The Communist Manifesto, by Marx and Engels, is published in Paris with the ringing slogan: 'Workers of the world, unite!' - 1850 Brothers James and John Harper launch Harper's Monthly Magazine in New York. It is still published today. - 1850 As many as 50,000 US pioneers travel west on the Oregon Trail this year. - 1850 US president Zachary Taylor dies after a short illness and is succeeded by his vice-president, Millard Fillmore. - 1850 The US Congress passes the Compromise of 1850, designed to defuse the growing crisis over slavery. The Fugitive Slave Act, concerned with the arrest of runaway slaves, is the most contentious part of the Compromise of 1850. Escaped slave Harriet Tubman makes the first of many dangerous journeys back into Maryland to bring other slaves into freedom. - 1850 Jenny Lind, the 'Swedish Nightingale', has a great success touring the USA in a show presented by P.T. Barnum. - 1850 Allan Pinkerton retires from the Chicago police force and forms the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. - 1851 The Great Exhibition attracts six million visitors to London's new Crystal Palace in a period of only six months. - 1851 Herman Melville publishes Moby Dick; or, The Whale, a novel based on his own 18-month experience on a whaler in 1841-2. - 1856 Lawrence, Kansas was sacked as retaliation for atrocities committed in Missouri. Unlike the movie depictions, no free soilers were killed in the raid. A bloodless feud still exists for some. - 1859 Darwin published the Origins of Species in which he posited the theory of evolution. That theory stated that man descended from apes. Some people still believe their ancestors were apes to this day. - 1859 Edwin Drake drilled the first oil well.
- 1859 Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harper's Ferry, WVA in a failed attempt to seize an arsenal to arm slaves for a revolt. Brown was tried, convicted of treason, and hanged to death. - 1860 The Pony Express is founded to deliver mail westward. - 1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States. South Carolina seceded from the Union the following month. - 1861 Jefferson Davis is elected President of the Confederacy. - 1861 Thanks to Louis Pasteur's work on microorganisms, pasteurization was introduced to milk, beer and other foods to preserve them. - 1862 The Homestead Act is passed.
- 1869 The transcontinental railroad was complete from coast to coast, four years after the conclusion of the American Civil War. - 1871 The Great Chicago Fire.
- 1871 British Columbia joins Canada.
- 1876 Alexander Graham Bell successfully tested the first telephone. - 1877 Louis Pasteur's investigation of microorganisms resulted in his published Germ Theory of disease. Joseph Lister went on to initiate the practice of insuring that surgeons were clean before they conducted surgery. - 1879 Thomas Edison invented a long lasting light bulb to sustain electricity. Two years before, he had patented the phonograph. - 1885 The Canadian Pacific Railway is completed. - 1888 George Eastman patented the hand held camera. - 1890 The Eiffel Tower was completed.
- 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre slaughtered American Indians. As a matter of record, the federal government broke every treaty in some fashion ever signed with Native American tribes. - 1900 Max Planck, the German physicist, published his quantum theory. - 1901 Queen Victoria died. She was 82 years old, and had ruled Great Britain and all its dominions since 1837. At her bedside was her son and successor as well as her grandson, the Emperor of Germany. - 1903 The First World Series was played.
- 1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright's first plane flight sailed for 12 seconds over a length of 120 feet in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. - 1905 Albert Einstein, who at the time was a German physicist living in Switzerland, published the Theory of Relativity. - 1906 August von Wasserman, a German bacteriologist, developed a test to diagnose syphilis. This makes FTB curious about the history of condoms. - 1907 Paul Cornu flew the first helicopter. It flew for only twenty seconds and got five feet up in the air. The copter had severe control and stability difficulties. - 1907 The first Montessori school opened. Maria Montessori, who was the first women physician in Italy, opened a school for children. Her teaching methods, which bear her name, are still used today. - 1908 The Singer Building, in lower Manhattan, was completed. It was the first true skyscraper, reaching 47 stories. Later the same year, the 50-story Metropolitan Life Building was finished. - 1909 The first newsreel was shown in a Paris theater by Charles Pathe. The next year, newsreels were introduced into US theaters, where they became very popular. - 1912 Arizona, Alaska and New Mexico admitted as states to the USA. The Titanic collides with an iceberg and sinks. - 1913 The Ford Motor Company began the first moving assembly line in the world. The line assembled Ford "Model–T" cars. - 1903 The first home electric refrigerator was put on the market. It was called "The Domelre" and it was put on the market in Chicago for $900. - 1914 Prince Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was assassinated in Sarajevo. Shortly thereafter, Austria declared war on Serbia, spawning World War I. When the Russians came to the defense of the Serbs, the Germans went to war to defend their Austrian allies. - 1914-1918 World War I occurred.
- 1919 Fredthebear's father was born in a log cave somewhere in the Appalachian Mountains. At the age of two, his family moved to the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota where none other than Paul Bunyan taught him to play chess. FTB's father handily beat the top regional players Rocky and Bullwinkle, as well as Tom and Jerry in Chicago. He was invited to the Manhattan Chess Club in New York, posting a 29-1 record in a blindfold simultaneous exhibition (someone off the subway named Peter Pandolfini was the lone victor). A prize match was arranged with Frank Marshall. However, FTB's father was swindled six times and went o-for in an eight game match against Marshall. (Many believe the smell of NY delicatessen food distracted FTB's father.) He had been considering a professional chess career, but instead joined the circus for the next 70 years because the pay was better and there were more ladies in the audience who liked his dancing. Unfortunately, weekend circus performances interfered with chess tournament schedules. He did manage a draw against George Koltanowski's triple king pawn attack while passing through San Francisco. FTB's father has said that his greatest chess regret is that he did not read Lasker's Manual of Chess prior to playing Marshall. Today, FTB's father still reads descriptive chess books and blogs on chess websites, usually after eating an early lunch at Jason's Deli. - 1918-19 The influenza pandemic killed an estimated 20-50 million people world-wide, more than the Great War. - 1920 The first radio broadcast occurred in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. - 1927 Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly non-stop across the Atlantic, solo. The flight lasted for 33 hours and 30 minutes, and created a new world record for distance (3,614 miles). - 1929 The stock market crash triggers the Great Depression. - 1832 The USA suffers the first of several cholera epidemics, spanning the next sixty years. - 1933 The Hoover Dam was completed in Nevada spanning the Colorado River. Its was 276 feet tall and 1,242 feet wide. - 1935 Millionaire Howard Hughes shattered the land speed record by reaching the speed of 352 mph. - 1935 Bill W. and Dr. Bob S. found Alcoholics Anonymous. - 1937 The German airship "Hindenburg" exploded upon landing in Lakehurst, New Jersey killing 36 passengers. The cause of the explosion is unknown to this day. - 1937 Amelia Earhart was lost over the Pacific in her attempt to make an around-the-world flight along the equator. - 1941 The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii bringing the USA into WWII. - 1941 For the first time, penicillin was used to treat a human patient. Penicillin treated infections, and was widely used during World War II. - 1946 The first all-electronic computer was designed by John William Mauchly. The computer, called the ENIAC, weighed 30 tons. - 1949 Germany was divided into East and West. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is formed to combat Soviet expansion. NATO deemed any attack on one of it's European and North American member countries would be considered an attack on all. - 1950–53 The forgotten Korean War took place, often in brutal conditions. - 1953 AA publishes the Twelve Steps.
- 1954 A team from Harvard Medical School successfully completed the first kidney transplant operation. - 1958 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was formed. - 1960 Following the Greensboro lunch counter sit-in, the Civil Rights Act of 1960 was passed. Additional Civil Rights acts were passed in 1964 & 1968. - 1962 President Kennedy handled the intense Cuban Missile Crisis. - 1962 The first international satellite broadcast of television took place. Satellite TV communication slowly transformed the way the world received news information. - 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX. - 1964 The United States Surgeon General issued a report in which it was reported that cigarette smoking posed a clear health danger to smokers. Thus began a concerted effort to reduce smoking in the United States. - 1967 Canada’s 100th birthday. Expo 67 World’s Fair was in Montréal. - 1969 The first test flight of a Boeing 747 was flown, launching the age of the jumbo jet to carry more than 300 passengers. - 1969 Man landed on the moon. (And returned home safely!) - 1972 PLO terrorists murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympics. - 1973 First published reports of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), the common pattern of birth defects observed in children born to alcoholic mothers. - 1973 The CAT Scan, which stands for Computerized Axial Tomography, was introduced to the medical world. The CAT Scan produces three-dimensional images of internal organs of the body. - 1978 The smallpox disease was completely eradicated from the Earth, thanks to a worldwide prevention program, combined with wide distribution of a vaccine. - 1980 Mothers Against Drunk Driving, a grassroots advocacy program, is formed. - 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female judge on the US Supreme Court. - 1984 French scientists reported isolating the virus that caused Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). In 1984, 7,000 cases of AIDS had been reported in the United States; 3,300 of its victims were dead by the end of the year. - 1984 The National Minimum Drinking Age Act requires all states to make purchase or public possession of alcoholic beverages illegal for anyone under the age of 21 or lose federal funding for highways. - 1989 The Communist regime of East Germany fell and down came the Berlin Wall. - 1989 Mandated by federal law, warning labels begin appearing on all alcoholic beverage containers. - 1990 The space shuttle Discovery launched the Hubble Telescope -- seven years behind schedule. The telescope was defective and it required a later repair mission to fix it. - 1991 The Gulf War ousts Saddam Hussein as dictator of Iraq. - 1992 Hurricane Andrew causes devastation in Florida and Louisiana. - 1995 The federal Mura Building was bombed by home grown terrorists in Oklahoma City, OK. - 1997 The US spacecraft Pathfinder landed on Mars. It began transmitting stunning images from the surface of the planet. Pathfinder released a robot vehicle to explore the surface. - 1998 Al Gore invented the internet.
- 1999 FTB started playing chess on the internet, and his world was never the same. - 2016 The Chicago Cubs won the World Series.
- 2016 Crooked Hillary lost the presidential election after she wiped her illegal private server clean, or something like that. (The FBI and Department of Injustice committed outrageous felonies in an attempt to throw the election her way, but it was another futile attempt by the federal government to accomplish something.) - 2017 There is an outrageously ridiculous "Russian Collusion" investigation as a major cover-up trying to blame Donnie Trump for Crooked Hillbilly's loss. The source of the allegations comes from fake news made up by the Democrats - and they turn it into a federal criminal investiagion!?!? - 2018 Still investigating Trump. Still no evidence he did anything wrong. Still no charges filed against the FBI, Dept. of Injustice, Clinton, or the Democrats. Can you spell C-O-N-S-P-I-R-A-C-Y? It's the second biggest conspiracy in American history, and the national media has to cover it up for the Demoncrats. - 2019 Still investigating Trump. Some people never grow up and face the facts.

KID Six Pawns Attack (E77) 1-0 Lawn Mower Mate
S Williams vs Hebden, 2006 
(E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox Var. Modern System (E97) 0-1 Q Sac, connected P's
V Malakhov vs V Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 R&Q sac; Philidor's Legacy
K Bischoff vs K Mueller, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

NID Normal Schlechter Def (E52) 0-1The power of the fianchetto
A Ramirez Alvarez vs Sadvakasov, 2004 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 24 moves, 0-1

Zukertort /d6 Dutch or Dbl K-Pawn 3 Knights? (A04) 1-0Discovery
Carlsen vs Dolmatov, 2004 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Dbl B sac and more
K Spraggett vs G Vescovi, 2004 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 1-0 2 Hogs on the 8th
Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def Delayed Exchange (D75) 1-0 Bs Tango w/Rs
P M Kotsur vs Bologan, 2004 
(D75) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5, 44 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def KID set-up (A15) 1-0Bolt from the blue
Vaganian vs T L Petrosian, 2004 
(A15) English, 40 moves, 1-0

QGD Charousek (Petrosian) Var (D31) 0-1 f3, R sac, Q&N together
Lautier vs Vaganian, 2004 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A33) 1-0 Kside
Kasparov vs Van Wely, 2004 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 33 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A06) 1-0 Bully B wants to be taken
Korchnoi vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Balogh Defense (A82) 1-0 Hole on e6
A Bigg vs T Clarke, 2004 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 Loose pieces drop off to dbl attks
E Vladimirov vs Hydra, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

White's king makes a run for it, White controls key open lines
Harikrishna vs Nisipeanu, 2004 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37) 1-0 Annotated by Ray Keene
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 69 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. Knight's Tour Var (A61) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Ray Keene
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(A61) Benoni, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening vs 1...d6 Indian Def (A00) 1-0 Remove the Guard+
W Veer vs A Christopher, 2004 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

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

King's Indian Attack vs Sicilian / French (A08) 1-0 Minor sacs
R Shiomi vs M Abdul Adhim, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 51 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 1-0 1 of her favs
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Chiburdanidze, 2004 
(A17) English, 39 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange Variation (D35) 1-0 Another discovery nabs Black Q
G Solis vs A Kashioka, 2004 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi wins on time, but was the ending a win?
Korchnoi vs Carlsen, 2004 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Beefeater Var (A40) 0-1 X-ray Defense
J Kulbacki vs B Wall, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

QGD Baltic Defense. Pseudo-Slav (D02) 1-0 37.d5! breakthrough
C Leotard vs N Stull, 2004 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Sarratt Attack (D00) 0-1Promotion won't save the K
Adianto vs Fritz, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 0-1

K's English. Nimzowitsch-Flohr Var (A20) 1-0 Long diagonal
Shredder vs Adianto, 2005 
(A20) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08) 0-1 Always forward!
I Sokolov vs Morozevich, 2005 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense (D15) 1-0 B-R-N sac and offer the 2nd rook!
Aronian vs V S Popov, 2005 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 6, The Art of Planning by Neil McDonald
Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2005 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Promo race
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Kside attack
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange, Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 Minority attack, Ns swirl
W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Jobava, 2005 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Black dare not castle, gets pinned
L Bruzon Batista vs Jobava, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 0-1 Flank
J Wendt vs R Vasquez Schroeder, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 0-1

Want to Play the IQP for White ? Try Yusupov's formula.
Yusupov vs D B Gurevich, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11) 1-0 Combo platter!
Bologan vs Movsesian, 2005 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov-Petrosian Var. Kasparov Attk (E12) 0-1 N on 3rd
Z Kozul vs Bologan, 2005 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 1-0 Nxf7 sac gets to king
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Howizterooking the Castled Position.
Carlsen vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Var (D70) 1-0 K walk on hot coals
B Kantsler vs A Greenfeld, 2005 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Chigorin vs Kside Fio (D02) 1-0 OCB MG
S Conquest vs G Jones, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

QGD / Dbl Fio (D30) 1-0 Rc7! shocker helps clear the diagonal
S Kuemin vs R Staechelin, 2005 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Zugzwang!! Clever K retreat leaves the White R no place to go.
Karpov vs G Needleman, 2005 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 96 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Q Pawn Def (A06) 1-0Exchange sac, weak pawns
Ribli vs B Thorfinnsson, 2005 
(A06) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Horwitz (Stonewall-ish) Defense (A40) 1-0Nice sac into crosspin
E Schiller vs V Ossipov, 2005  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

A gem by Ivanchuk on The Lasker Defense
Ivanchuk vs Onischuk, 2005 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

Indian Game / London System vs Baltic Def (A45) 1-0 Use b-file
Ponomariov vs Fritz, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn, Zukertort Var (D02) 1/2- Exchanges lead to endings
Khalifman vs Hydra, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird/Leningrad Dutch Rev(A03) 1-0Black "looks" better, W closer
H Danielsen vs M Tandrup, 2005 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Mestel Variation (A02) 1-0 K escape
H Danielsen vs O B Vea, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Myers Defense / Reversed Polish (A02) 1-0 Video!
H Danielsen vs S B Hansen, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

21.Ne5! Clearance sacrifice eventually dooms Black
A Kogan vs J Amil Serantes, 2005 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 Dbl B sac, R lift
Koneru vs Z Nemeth, 2005 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 29 in The Art of Planning by Neil McDonald
I Cheparinov vs Ivanchuk, 2005 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 44 moves, 1-0

Colle Zuke / Stonewall-ish (D05) 1-0 Surprising checkmate
Yusupov vs L Adasiak, 2005 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Super GM is defeated by a 2 pawn gambit in the Trompowsky
K V Chernyshov vs Grischuk, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 1-0

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

White grabs a pawn and Black turns the tables immediately
O Gavrilov vs S Solovjov, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

Gedult/Barnes Opening 1.f3? (A00) 0-1 Masterly foolishness
I Schneider vs Van Wely, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Best Monday puzzle EVER!
P Cervenka vs J Pesola, 2005 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

White could win by a very nice combo. Black won instead...
Beliavsky vs Naiditsch, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo (E15) 1-0 Best game 2006
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

This game won Best Game of the Tournament, a brilliancy prize.
Efimenko vs J Arizmendi Martinez, 2006 
(A28) English, 21 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech. Carlsbad Var(D17) 1-0Outside passer to promote
Aronian vs I Sokolov, 2006 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Classical (A70) 0-1 Devestating Black rooks
Korotylev vs Akopian, 2006 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 40 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. QID(A15) 1-0 Blind Swine to Arabian#
Ivanchuk vs Aronian, 2006 
(A15) English, 45 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Three Knights (E21) 0-1 Black shows courage
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2006 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 55 moves, 0-1

Bird/Dutch Leningrad Rev(A03) 1-0 W overcomes dbl doubled pawns
Aronian vs Topalov, 2006 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 51 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening (A09) 1-0 Rippin' it apart a piece at a time
Anastasian vs Sakaev, 2006 
(A09) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening (E00) 1-0 Sacs in MG, King hunts
Ivanchuk vs M Turov, 2006 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Prague ML (D34) 1-0 Bloody Mary w/extra Worcester
Carlsen vs G M Todorovic, 2006 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Defense. QID (A15) 1-0 Qside mop up
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2006 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Classical. Noa Var (E35) 0-1 Leave troubles behind
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

QGD Vienna (D24) 1-0 Q sac works w/help of tumbling knights
B Avrukh vs N Guliyev, 2006 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Dutch Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky Modern ML (A99) 0-1 Kside attk
J Bellin vs F Aghasiyeva, 2006 
(A99) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3, 30 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Normal. Bishop Attack (E47) 1-0 Dbl Crossfire
Zhao Zong-Yuan vs M Pacheco, 2006 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 42 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech. Classical (D19) 0-1 White queens, Black wins
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 63 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E04) 1/2-1/2 Q Perpetual
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) 0-1 Photos
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 0-1

The game that unified the entire chess world
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 1-0 Steady adv
T Nyback vs H Kaenel, 2006 
(A13) English, 62 moves, 1-0

Game 24 in How to Crush Your Chess Opponents by Simon Williams
Kiril D Georgiev vs Nisipeanu, 2006 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch. Steiner Attack (E80) 0-1 Zwischenzug rocks
M Hochstrasser vs A Volokitin, 2006 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Dutch Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky Modern ML (A99) 0-1 Discovery
R Kozlov vs B Amin, 2006
(A99) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3, 45 moves, 0-1

QGA Classical Def. Rubinstein (D27) 1-0 Hot h-file, Q sac
Aronian vs Morozevich, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

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

Game 972 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Shirov vs Aronian, 2006 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 58 moves, 0-1

World champ allows obvious mate in one.
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

NID Classical. Berlin Var Pirc Var(E39) 1/2-K&Q vs cornered K&R
Morozevich vs Jakovenko, 2006 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Reynolds' Var (D48) 1-0 Rob the pin, +
Morozevich vs O Korneev, 2006 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

2007 Game Of The Year according to IM Max Notkin's jury
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11)1-0 Rook X-Ray+ on 7th is next
Ivanchuk vs Van Wely, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

The dark squared bishop captures Nf6 twice without recapture!
Ponomariov vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Annotated by Kramnik in most important novelty of Informator 99
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

A stupendous attacking gem by Shirov; N sac pays off big!
F Tahirov vs Shirov, 2007 
(A21) English, 21 moves, 0-1

Game 23: Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian Def. Classical (E17) 0-1 Hogs on 2nd/7th
Van Wely vs Judit Polgar, 2007 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 1-0 Pawns trap bishop
L N Jensen vs M Floer, 2007 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 1-0 Victory March!
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 27 moves, 1-0

A Zwickmuehle is a windmill (chess); otherwise it's a dilema.
R Bancod vs M K A Russell, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

QGD Capablanca (D30) 1-0 Not perfect, but very effective finish
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian - French Def (A08) 1-0 Q sac, B helps N dual
A Adly vs V Laznicka, 2007 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Nakamura's favorite game
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian(E10) 1-0Doubled pawns exposed K
Carlsen vs Judit Polgar, 2007 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1-0 W pawns and minors surge ahead
Mamedyarov vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 270: Kramnik - My Life and Games
Kramnik vs E Alekseev, 2007 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Kamsky uses London System to beat Gelfand @2007 World Blitz Cup
Kamsky vs Gelfand, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Breyer Var (B10) 0-1 W missed draw; see notes
Adams vs A Dreev, 2007 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 73 moves, 0-1

215 moves in about 5 minutes is amazing... Q sac stalemate!
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 215 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bogo-Indian Def. Grünfeld Var (E11) 0-1 Stupendous Zwischenzug!
Ivanchuk vs Nisipeanu, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Bravo, Cheparinov ! Really nice!
Wang Yue vs I Cheparinov, 2007 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 54 moves, 0-1

King's English (A20) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl Discovered +, Reti's Mate
Ftacnik vs F Vallejo Pons, 2007 
(A20) English, 43 moves, 1-0

King's English. Reversed Sicilian (A21) 1-0 R sac game changer
K Berg vs G Jacoby, 2007 
(A21) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 3.Nf3 is winning for White
I Schomann vs M Amini, 2007 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Game 885 in Chess Informant Best Games 801-900
Gelfand vs Shabalov, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Torre vs QID (A46) 1-0 Spearhead on 7th rank
Hebden vs N Davies, 2004
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

G5a: Fighting Chess w/Magnus Carlsen - Mikhalchishin & Stetsko
Carlsen vs Kasparov, 2004 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 0-1 The Bxe2+ sacrifice
V Iotov vs M Nikolov, 2004 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 32 moves, 0-1

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

White outposts are a thorn in Black's @$$.
A Stefanova vs T Vasilevich, 2004 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Slav, Modern (D11) 0-1 MG Surprise -- zugzwang or unstoppable t
P Nikolic vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Zuke-Rubinstein vs Slav Def Quiet Var (D11) 1-0 A treat!
Z Kozul vs Rublevsky, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

London System Be2, c4 vs KID (A48) 1-0 Video annotation link
Kasparov vs A Horiguti, 2004 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 1-0 Fishin' Pole
Carlsen vs N Ibraev, 2004 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 17 moves, 1-0

An instant classic - Kasparov proves why he's the best
Kasparov vs A Dreev, 2004 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical (E32) 0-1 White center dissolves
G Flear vs Karpov, 2004 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def (D80) 0-1 The Emperor shares mini in notes
T Gelashvili vs V Belov, 2004 
(D80) Grunfeld, 52 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Var (A67) 0-1 Circumnavigation
J Ivanov vs I Cheparinov, 2004 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Blastin' Away
L Ortega vs P Trotto, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

QGA Showalter Variation (D24) 1-0 Sacrifices for the Passer
Mamedyarov vs S Ernst, 2005 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

KID Fianchetto. Lesser Simagin (Spassky) (E62) 1-0 Pile on pin
Podgaets vs Klinova, 2005 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 26 moves, 1-0

NID Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1-0 Food for the critics
Pelletier vs Carlsen, 2005 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Levitsky Attack 2...f6 (D00) 1-0 Basic threats
E Cordova vs A Kovalyov, 2005 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange Var (D13) 1-0 Outnumbered
Akobian vs L Arias, 2005
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 Backed into Zugzwang
D Kosic vs T Christensen, 2005 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Three Knights (D90) 0-1 Exchange sac
M Narciso Dublan vs Ivanchuk, 2005 
(D90) Grunfeld, 49 moves, 0-1

King's English. Two Knights' Keres Var (A23) 1-0 Deflection
K Tsarouhas vs Kotronias, 2005 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 18 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: West Indian Defense (E61) 1-0 She was greedy
Akobian vs A Matikozian, 2005
(E61) King's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

QGD. Lasker Defense (D56) 1-0 Pin problem grows
Topalov vs M Panelo, 2005
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack Bb2 (D00) 0-1 Greek gift, Black seizes c-file
E Valderrama vs O Korneev, 2005
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

London System vs Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 1-0 Anastasia's #
J Nogueiras vs G M Todorovic, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 7 of The Art of Planning in Chess by Neil McDonald
A Istratescu vs Ftacnik, 2005 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def. Nimzowitsch Var (A46) 1-0Q+ & fork
Kamsky vs D Bocharov, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Yugoslav 7…Bxf1, Nge2 (A59) 0-1 Best Q
Y Shulman vs Khalifman, 2005 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Pseudo-Benko (A46) 0-1 Skewer Q twice, Overworked
Carlsen vs I Cheparinov, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

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

London System Be2, c4 vs KID Dbl Fio (A48) 1-0Exhausted W horse
Kamsky vs Smirin, 2005 
(A48) King's Indian, 84 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Zaitsev System (A57) 0-1 Notes by Eric Schiller
J Sarkar vs Fedorowicz, 2005  
(A58) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

c3 Double Stonewall (D05) 1-0 Bishops 2-for-1 finish.
Yusupov vs M Luch, 2005 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical (B72) 0-1 Dbl Rook Sacs
E Garcia vs M Preuss, 2005 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 26 moves, 0-1

Torre Attk: Classical Def. Nimzowitsch Var/Hippo (A46) 1-0Q sac
J M Bellon Lopez vs E Berg, 2006 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

QGD. Harrwitz Attack. Fianchetto Def (D37) 1-0 Battery on h7
A Moiseenko vs B Savchenko, 2006 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

This is fighting chess at it's very best.
Aronian vs Topalov, 2006 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 123 moves, 1/2-1/2

After 59. ... Be6, Bishop can't protect g2, so Promotion looms
T Polak vs V Laznicka, 2006
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def (D80) 1-0 OCB Zugzwang to force K retreat, loss
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def Marshall Gambit. ML (D31) 1-0 Center scorcher
Aronian vs F Vallejo Pons, 2006 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 82 in 'Understanding Chess Middlegames' by John Nunn.
Radjabov vs Svidler, 2006 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Fabulous stuff
I Rajlich vs A Stefanova, 2006 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 30 moves, 1-0

Mamedyarov destroys a GM in 26 moves from an IQP position
Mamedyarov vs Kharlov, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Straight Stonewall Attk vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Initial Qside
M Sharbaf vs J Lavasani, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Slav, Chameleon Advance System (D15) 1-0 A smashing finish
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Best Game Prize for Chess Informant 97 to this game
Kramnik vs L Bruzon Batista, 2006 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein b3 Bb2 Stonewall vs Bogoljubow Def (D05) 1-0 Qs pene
L Bruzon Batista vs Anand, 2006 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Knights in the center stir it up!
Nakamura vs J Sarkar, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def (A80) 1-0 h-pawn assault, Q sac, royal family fork, N
M Bosboom vs V Ouwendijk, 2006 
(A80) Dutch, 22 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 1-0 R bites K in buttocks
L Karlsson vs B Brinck-Claussen, 2006 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

NID. Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1-0 Rooks on the ranks
Eljanov vs Onischuk, 2006
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D47)  0-1 40 pages of kibitz
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006  
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

Game 977 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Morozevich vs Shirov, 2006 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Bird Opening: Dutch. Batavo Gambit (A02) 1-0 Early Q sac; FSR
D Mackenzie vs D Pruess, 2006 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

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

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attk Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1QsideControl
Van Wely vs Radjabov, 2007 
(E97) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attk Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 Superb!
Shirov vs Radjabov, 2007 
(E97) King's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

G22: Fighting Chess w/Magnus Carlsen by Mikhalchishin & Stetsko
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 35 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E01) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy set up
Gelfand vs Aronian, 2007 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern vs Pseudo KID w/open d-file(A01)1-0
Raul Schmidt vs J Gallagher, 2007 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

White is first to double on the open file, crossfire w/Bishop.
Kamsky vs Y Shulman, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def Classical (A70) 1-0Removed own defender to make thrt
A Dreev vs E Moskow, 2007 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 32 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knts Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 Exchange sac
Short vs Morozevich, 2007 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

QID. Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Magnus gets mated!
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

A short "sister kisser", but you gotta love the Benko Gambit
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2007 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Exchange Qs w/a protected passer (trade off pieces when better)
V Malakhov vs Grischuk, 2007 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

150A 7.Nh3 Modern Elongated Dbl Fio (B06) 1-0 open g-file pin
Adams vs C McNab, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 1-0

What a mating combo!! From discoveries to underpromotion...
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

36.Rc6!! is a devastating Nowotny interference
Navara vs A Dergatschova-Daus, 2007 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight (A26) 0-1 "Grant's Tomb"
J I M Grant vs C Weiss, 2007 
(A16) English, 52 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 Nxf7 countered later by Q sac
Stefansson vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed (E06) 1-0 Two Q sacs to arrange mate!!
Kramnik vs Leko, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 62 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: London System (A48) 1-0 Black has 3 en prise
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2007 
(A48) King's Indian, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Half-open g-file
Anand vs M Curado, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 0-1 Immune Q finish
Tkachiev vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 35 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio Reti Opening (A05) 1-0 Q sac for a K walk
K Spraggett vs P Llaneza-Vega, 2007 
(A05) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

QGA. Classical Def. Rubinstein Var (D27) 0-1 Two connected Ps
M Kursova vs I Krush, 2004
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 29 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def Fajarowicz Var (A51) 1-0 White staves off early a
D Ippolito vs Y Norowitz, 2004 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

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

B-DG: Diemer-Rosenberg Attack (D00) 0-1 Olympiad blunders
G Sukhu vs S Furlong, 2004 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Var (D47) 1-0 Blitz
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Karpov, 2004 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

NID. Simagin Var (E46) 0-1 Combination as good as pumpkin pie!
Mamedyarov vs Nisipeanu, 2004 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

KID. Fianchetto. Panno Var (E63) 1-0 Break through
D Harika vs Z Rahman, 2004 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

KID: Averbakh. Benoni Defense Exchange Var (E74) 1-0
G Altan-Och vs I Karim, 2004 
(E74) King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5, 57 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

Hippopotamus (A00) 1-0 Decoy Sacrifice pulls K into peril!
Wang Yue vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

QGD. Exchange. Positional. Both 0-0-0 (D35) 1-0 Qside sac attk!
Z Gyimesi vs A Fox, 2005 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Slav Def (D10) 0-1 Closed position opens up & White has a bad B
Gelfand vs Bareev, 2005 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

Zuke-Rubinstein c4, Nc3 (D05) 1-0 Cross pin on c-file
Yusupov vs J Sprenger, 2005
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Hungarian/Dble Fio (A00) 1-0 Five queens after 56.b8Q
J Hickl vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 58 moves, 1-0

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

QGD. Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37) 1-0 AJ annotates
Topalov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

QGA. Rosenthal Variation (D21) 0-1 Double B sacrifice finish
F Vallejo Pons vs Kasparov, 2005 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 0-1

HB Global Chess Challenge (2005), Minneapolis, MN USA, rd 4
Onischuk vs Y Shulman, 2005 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Torre Attk vs Hedgehog (A46) 1-0 There's a Sting in the Tail
Hebden vs R Palliser, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 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

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

Trompowsky Attack: Classical Def (A45) 1-0 Greco or Max Lange?
K Terrieux vs E Moradiabadi, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 1-0 Brave Knight
B Avrukh vs Mikhalchishin, 2005 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 52 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 1-0 Skewer threat
Bareev vs Morozevich, 2005 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 944 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
L Bruzon Batista vs Carlsen, 2005 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 69 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
Van Wely vs Topalov, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Crazy
Pelletier vs E Rodriguez Guerrero, 2006 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio Reti vs NY System/Baltic Def (A09) 0-1 Kside invasion
P Irwin vs R Gonzalez, 2006 
(A09) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 Ezzy notes p. 10
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Hungarian, Symmetrical/Reversed Closed Sic (A00)1-0 FlashyFinal
B Wall vs R Anderson, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Raphael Var (A80) 0-1 Spearhead pin
V Bhat vs O de la Riva Aguado, 2006
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 0-1

18.Bxh6 is a thematic sacrifice
Lapshun vs G Meier, 2006 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 King hunt
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2006 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 56 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Rubinstein (Anti Meran) System (D45) 0-1N on 3rd
Radjabov vs Anand, 2006 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 1-0 Pins to finish
Krasenkow vs M Bosboom, 2007 
(A04) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Var (E37) 1-0 33.?
Kasimdzhanov vs Karpov, 2007 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

Carlsen beats Ivanchuk for the first time (A46) 0-1 60
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2007 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

C-K/NID Panov Attack. Main Line (E54) 1-0 Get the Q in close
Tkachiev vs Potkin, 2007 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 32 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack. Gruenfeld Var ML (D03) 1-0 Ballet of Ns
Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2007 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 57 moves, 1-0

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

Champagne chess played by Topalov.
Sasikiran vs Topalov, 2007 
(E92) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 Kside Pawn storm
Tomashevsky vs Ganguly, 2007 
(A09) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD: Traditional (D30) 0-1 Black N brings down castle w/help
P Nikolic vs Y Habu, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 161 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
Mamedyarov vs Topalov, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

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

NID: Classical. Keres Def (E32) 1-0 Terrific Tussle!
Kiril D Georgiev vs Grischuk, 2007 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 43 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

Game 45 in How to Reassess Your Chess 4th ed by Silman
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 8 in How to Reassess Your Chess 4th ed by Jeremy Silman
M Roiz vs C Balogh, 2007
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 Suspense, Discovered +
D Aniag vs M Voloaca, 2007 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attk: Classical Def. Big Center Var (A45) 1-0Exposed
C E Toth vs E Matsuura, 2004
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

M Gurevich vs Leko, 2007 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 53 moves, 0-1

Alexey Troitzky Mate w/2 Knights
C McNab vs M Karttunen, 2006 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 80 moves, 1-0

Z Nemec vs B Wall, 2005
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Petkov vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

French Def: Exchange. Monte Carlo / QGD ACG (C01) 0-1 28...?
Zhao Xue vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Defense: Saemisch. Panno (E84) 1-0 Q trap
J Rowson vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2004 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Quiet Variation (D30) 0-1 27...?
F Bindrich vs Z Andriasian, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Marshall Gambit. M.L. (D31) 1-0 Pin to win
Mamedyarov vs P Tregubov, 2006 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

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