Nimzovich succumbs to the mighty 2...f6 against 1. b3
Nimzowitsch vs W Winter, 1927
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 45 moves, 0-1
A Rook Sacrifice is Larsen's undoing here.
Larsen vs Portisch, 1970
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 22 moves, 0-1
Larsen is disposed of rather quickly by Spassky.
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1
Karpov grinds his material advantage into a victory.
Larsen vs Karpov, 1992
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 57 moves, 0-1
Larsen unsuccessfully transposes to Bird's Opening.
Larsen vs Piket, 1992
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 62 moves, 0-1
Bird is beaten by a lightning-quick kingside attack.
Bird vs Blackburne, 1886
(A02) Bird's Opening, 17 moves, 0-1
Bird's speculative sacrifice fails.
Bird vs Taubenhaus, 1889
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1
The immortal Emmanual Lasker gives us another game to enjoy.
Bird vs Lasker, 1895
(A02) Bird's Opening, 34 moves, 0-1
Another quick defeat in From's Gambit.
Bird vs Steinitz, 1866
(A02) Bird's Opening, 18 moves, 0-1
Marshall's knight invades Reti's formation.
Reti vs Marshall, 1924
(A15) English, 30 moves, 0-1
Szabo beats Keres in this sparkling game.
Szabo vs Keres, 1956
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 77 moves, 1-0
Reshevsky slowly crushes Keres' plans, including an early ...e4
Reshevsky vs Keres, 1963
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 42 moves, 1-0
Even with the bishop, Alekhine loses to a dark-squared invasion
L S Leif-Jones vs Alekhine, 1923
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 28 moves, 1-0
Nimzovich shows Alekhine how it's done.
Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1926
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 1-0
Botvinnik loses with the IQP
Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1933
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 40 moves, 0-1
Tal opens the Queenside to beat Bronstein
Tal vs Bronstein, 1982
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 19 moves, 1-0
Despite having tripled pawns most of the game, Yates wins.
Yates vs Nimzowitsch, 1929
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 43 moves, 1-0
Bishev's bishops dine on Kan's rooks on the long diagonals.
V Byvshev vs I Kan, 1952
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 57 moves, 1-0
Simagin ends this game with a rather strange queen trap.
Simagin vs I Kan, 1955
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0
Bronstein finds an incredible forced mate.
Bronstein vs Taimanov, 1961
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0
Karpov methodically picks apart Taimanov
Karpov vs Taimanov, 1983
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 56 moves, 1-0
Evans demonstrates how to use the two bishops in the open board
E Canal vs Evans, 1967
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 0-1
Najdorf exploits Canal's loss of tempo in the opening.
E Canal vs Najdorf, 1948
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 54 moves, 0-1
Botvinnik highlights the weakness of the light squares.
Sokolsky vs Botvinnik, 1947
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 51 moves, 0-1
Botvinnik shows how two rooks can be superior to a queen.
Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1943
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 52 moves, 1-0
Robert James loses to one of the all-time great tacticians.
Fischer vs Tal, 1959
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1
Fischer underestimates an opponent in a simul.
Fischer vs S King, 1964
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1
Fine's two bishops decisively scissor Najdorfs position.
Fine vs Najdorf, 1948
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 44 moves, 1-0
Bronstein trades a piece for three pawns in the opening.
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1-0
Yanofsky uses the open f-file to launch a crushing attack.
Yanofsky vs C Guimard, 1946
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 28 moves, 1-0
Tartakower demonstrates a windmill.
Tartakower vs C Guimard, 1946
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 43 moves, 1-0
Najdorf uses his excellent endgame technique.
Najdorf vs C Guimard, 1953
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 64 moves, 1-0
Anderssen provided Falkbeer with his first namesake loss.
Anderssen vs Falkbeer, 1851
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0
Falkbeer's carelessness costs him the game.
J Schlesinger vs Falkbeer, 1851
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0
Baird vs. Bird
J W Baird vs Bird, 1889
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 24 moves, 1-0
Defend your king with pawns, not pieces!
Anderssen vs Bird, 1873
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0
A pretty model mate by Schlechter
Schlechter vs Steinitz, 1899
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 38 moves, 1-0
Chigorin outlasts Steinitz for this victory.
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1889
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 83 moves, 1-0
Veresov is crushed by Korchnoi's huge pawn roller.
Veresov vs Korchnoi, 1967
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 45 moves, 0-1
Sosenko force Torre into an utterly lost ending.
E Torre vs Sosonko, 1987
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 57 moves, 0-1
Savielly's doubled pawns are his undoing here.
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1945
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 45 moves, 0-1
Two Pawns are stronger than a rook at times.
Tartakower vs Najdorf, 1950
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 73 moves, 0-1
Chigorin is made short work of my the tactics expert Marshall.
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1902
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 20 moves, 1-0
Chigorin's kingside comes under decisive attack.
Showalter vs Chigorin, 1896
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 29 moves, 1-0
Chigorin's lost time in the opening comes back to haunt him.
Pillsbury vs Chigorin, 1895
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 57 moves, 1-0
Chigorin works around Albin's wedge on d3.
Chigorin vs Albin, 1896
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 62 moves, 1-0
Reti stirs up a problem on the long diagonal.
Reti vs Tarrasch, 1922
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0
Tarrasch's weakened kingside causes his defeat.
Schlechter vs Tarrasch, 1900
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0
Marshall pins down Tarrasch's king for the kill.
Marshall vs Tarrasch, 1905
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0
Vidmar takes down the TMD variation.
Vidmar vs Tartakower, 1926
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 65 moves, 1-0
Reti grinds Tartakower into a winning ending.
Reti vs Tartakower, 1928
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 54 moves, 1-0
Colle shows Grunfeld the strength of doubled rooks on the 7th.
Colle vs Gruenfeld, 1925
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 57 moves, 1-0
Beliavsky's piece beats Spassky's two pawns.
Spassky vs Beliavsky, 1975
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 54 moves, 0-1
Euwe finds a resource to score the point.
Euwe vs Smyslov, 1948
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 42 moves, 1-0
Andersson falls to Morphy with 1. a3
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 0-1
Alexey vs. Alexey
Sokolsky vs Suetin, 1953
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1
1. d3 is the Mieses Opening
J Mieses vs Teichmann, 1910
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 0-1
This Benko Gambit isn't quite as successful.
Benko vs Keres, 1962
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 56 moves, 0-1
The Wade defense falters against the Reti.
Taimanov vs R G Wade, 1994
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1-0
The "Z"s have it here in the double Barcza Opening.
Barcza vs Szabo, 1961
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 51 moves, 0-1
Spassky loses to a relativeunknown playing the offbeat 2...b5
V Sergievsky vs Spassky, 1966
(A05) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 1-0
Two hypermoderns duke it out in Nimzo's line.
Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower, 1925
(A06) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 0-1
Benko squeezes out a win v. Keres.
Benko vs Keres, 1962
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 1-0
The venerable Korchnoi takes out Pachman's pet opening.
Korchnoi vs Pachman, 1960
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0
Keres loses in his line as black...
Geller vs Keres, 1963
(A09) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1-0
Adorjan's weak kingside comes back to haunt him.
Polugaevsky vs Adorjan, 1976
(A10) English, 46 moves, 1-0
Reti's masterpiece spoils Bogo's fun.
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1925
(A12) English with b3, 44 moves, 1-0
Botwinnik beats Smyslov in the 14th round of their match.
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958
(A16) English, 68 moves, 1-0
Again, Botwinnik takes out Smyslov
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1964
(A22) English, 44 moves, 1-0
Hort can't be tricked in this one.
Quinteros vs Hort, 1970
(A25) English, 37 moves, 1-0
Not even the great Akiba can handle an ending down three pawns
S Takacs vs Rubinstein, 1929
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0
Ruy Lopez vs IsiChess, 2001
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 52 moves, 0-1