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Fast 2 Kts & 2.c3s for White
Compiled by fredthebear

Plus something fast against the Sicilian Defense...

* C55's for Black: Game Collection: A A Anti-e4 Italian Game (Black)

* Look at this collection another time: Game Collection: Opening themes.

Bearly Thinking:

The thought crossed my gentle mind that CGs needs some additional avatar variance of figures like Emory and Andrew Tate, Tani Adewumi, James Black Jr., Ambakisye Osayaba, Tom "Murph" Murphy, and Pontus Carlsson, Taahir Levi, Praggy and Pentala Harikrishna, Nihal Sarin, Adhiban Baskaran, Manuel Aaron, and Juan Carlos González Zamora, María Teresa Mora Iturralde, Daniela De la Parra, Alejandra Guerrero Rodríguez, Azarya Jodi Setyaki, Medina Warda Aulia, Errol Tiwari, Elshan Moradiabadi, Joey Razo, Collette McGruder, Diamond Shakoor, Phiona Mutesi, Jessica Hyatt, Jean-Pierre and Koneru Humpy, Tania Sachdev, Rout Padmini and Hou Yifan and Zhao Xue, Medhat Moheb, Yao Ming and Awonder Liang, Jeffery Xiong and Liem Le, Li Chao and the like. Our avatars are rather lily silly; not everybody looks like Smith, Jones, Thomas, or Mikhail.

On the other hand, we definitely need some redheads too (Anna Rudolf, Isla Fisher, Jude Acers, Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran)!! I'd say at least a dozen redheads, some with and without beards. Some Canadians too!

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

The Charge of the Light Brigade
by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
"Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns!" he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Some one had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

Flash'd all their sabres bare,
Flash'd as they turn'd in air
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
All the world wonder'd:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro' the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reel'd from the sabre-stroke
Shatter'd and sunder'd.
Then they rode back, but not
Not the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death,
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wonder'd.
Honor the charge they made!
Honor the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!

Steinitz's Theory
1. At the beginning of the game, Black and White are equal. 2. The game will stay equal with correct play on both sides. 3. You can only win by your opponent's mistake.
4. Any attack launched in an equal position will not succeed, and the attacker will suffer. 5. You should not attack until an advantage is obtained. 6. When equal, do not seek to attack, but instead, try to secure an advantage. 7. Once you have an advantage, attack or you will lose it.

Below is the acrostic poem by Mrs T.B. Rowland:

Tears now we sadly shed apart,
How keenly has death's sudden dart
E'en pierced a kingdom's loyal heart.

Dark lies the heavy gloomy pall
Upon our royal bower,
Kings, queens, and nations bow their heads,
Each mourn for England's flower.

Oh! God, to her speak peace divine,
For now no voice can soothe but thine.

Ah, why untimely snatched away,
Loved Prince – alas, we sigh –
Before thy sun its zenith reached
Athwart the noonday sky.
Noble in heart, in deed, and will,
Years hence thy name we'll cherish still.

That poem was published on pages 140-141 of Chess Fruits (Dublin, 1884)

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

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ― Howard Thurman

St. Marher, 1225:
"And te tide and te time þat tu iboren were, schal beon iblescet."

sxp3 Zhanovsoy split Zellinsky after Zhuravalliop retired the business

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 The Ng5-Nxh7 Sac Attack
Alekhine vs V Rozanov, 1908 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard Line (B06) 1-0 Black didn't 0-0
Nisipeanu vs S Azaladze, 2012 
(B06) Robatsch, 36 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Bg7 Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 Blitz
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B06) Robatsch, 37 moves, 1-0

Modern Def Bg7 (B06) 1-0 Hustle into the center
Tal vs V Zilberstein, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 23 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense 1...g6 2.h4 (B06) 1/2-1/2 Castle into Q sac?!
J Mora Corbera vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Def./Philidor Exchange 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (B07) 1-0 Fast paced
Sutovsky vs L Draskovic, 2018 
(B07) Pirc, 26 moves, 1-0

Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave (B09)1-0Hanham/Lion; 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.f4
J Vetter vs R Oortwijn, 1997 
(B07) Pirc, 22 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Chigorin (B08) 1-0 19? & 22?
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Pirc, Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 1-0 Shrewd mating net
So vs M Mahjoob, 2007 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Austrian Attk (B09) 1-0Kside P roller, find the finis
Tarrasch vs Charousek, 1896 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

The Moral: Watch out for stuff like this. B12 1-0 33
P Acs vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Def (B12) 0-1Dropin' Ps
L Andreassen vs T Soraas, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Remove the Defender... in Beginner's Picture Guide by Horowitz
Schuster vs C Carls, 1914 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line (B15) 1-0 21.?
L Au vs J Frenklakh, 1997 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

G69 in The Fireside Book of Chess by Chernev & Reinfeld
Capablanca vs A Ribera Arnal, 1935 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18) 1-0
J Hector vs V Iordachescu, 2005
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

White just explodes w/minor piece sacrifices
N Gaprindashvili vs J Nikolac, 1979 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Classical. ML (B18) 1-0 Blitz penetration
Leko vs Dreev, 2007 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

The Archetypical Alapin Miniature
P Brown vs Y Farges, 1983 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 11 moves, 1-0

Dropped a Knight, but picked up a Queen!
Jackson vs Fuller, 1981 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 7 moves, 1-0

A Queen Trapped in the Alapin. This Time, on the Kingside.
H Ullrich vs NN, 1952 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 8 moves, 1-0

d7+, Oh What Can't You Do?
Koltanowski vs NN, 1955 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 17 moves, 1-0

Smothering a Patzer
I A Horowitz vs Plankart, 1958 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 10 moves, 1-0

Noorda is Like the Legal of This Opening.
S Noorda vs J Sibe, 1965 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 14 moves, 1-0

"Blunderful" - SBC
B Wall vs S Millimaci, 1988 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 11 moves, 0-1

The d-Pawn is Stronger than it Appears
W Godoy Neto vs K Banas, 1993 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Lovely Underpromotion
R Roehll vs D Funston, 1979 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 11 moves, 1-0

I Hate it When Saulespurens Call
D Heutgens vs V Saulespurens, 1995 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2c3 Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 Puzzle 18. ?
L Keitlinghaus vs T Fogarasi, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 22 moves, 1-0

French/Owen's Defense (A40) 1-0 15 moves, smothered mate
H Namyslo vs R Lau, 1996 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Another fatal Nge7 w/Greek Gift
K Blom vs Niels Jensen, 1934 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 B-Q battery fork
A Becker vs H N Hansen, 1936 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Normal Variation (C10) 1-0 Making use of pins
Fischer vs R Blaine, 1964 
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 45 in Instructive Chess Miniatures by Efe Ataman
Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Illusory protection
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1967 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess p.332, box 275 (White to move 31.?)
Fischer vs Benko, 1962 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

French Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Bathroom break affected Benko's brain
Fischer vs Benko, 1962 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Burn Main Line (C11) 1-0 Ljubljana
S Polgar vs M Furlan, 1994 
(C11) French, 38 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 g-file demolition
Polgar vs Bareev, 1993 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

French Def. McCutcheon. Wolf Gambit 5.Nge2 (C12) 1-0
G Rogmann vs H Mueller, 1933
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 17 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Tartakower Var (C13) 1-0 Greek Gift
Yates vs V Marin y Llovet, 1930 
(C13) French, 11 moves, 1-0

Alekhine’s superiority drove the proud Nimzovich to despair.
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

French Winawer (C15) 1-0 Qxe6+ sacrifice; Boden's mate
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Advance General (C16) 1-0 Destroyed
Levenfish vs Ragozin, 1934 
(C16) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 54: Take My Rooks by Minev and Seirawan
Saemisch vs NN, 1934
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Classical Var (C18) 1-0 10.?
Booth vs S Fazekas, 1940 
(C18) French, Winawer, 12 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 1-0 KxB won't save K&Q
A Balzar vs S Wernbacher, 2001 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn General (C18) 1-0 Threats
Polgar vs T Shaked, 1998 
(C18) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn General (C18) 1-0 Links
Sutovsky vs Goloshchapov, 2003 
(C18) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 24 in My Sixty Memorable Games by Robert J. Fischer
Fischer vs K Darga, 1960 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

G9 inMy Best Games...1908-1937 by A. Alekhine, 21st Century Ed.
Alekhine vs G Marco, 1912 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Pinned to the mating square
Steinitz vs Rainer, 1885 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Philidor: Lopez CG (C41) 1-0 Spurious but gorgeous miniature
J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Stafford Gambit (C42) 0-1 Correspondence
I Lowens vs Stafford, 1950 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 0-1

Dzindzichashvili vs Kalandazichvili, 1967 
(C45) Scotch Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian(C50) 0-1 Go straight for the throat!
C Lolli vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1755 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50) 0-1 Blackburne's Mate
NN vs W Curran, 1876 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit (C52) 1-0 An original beauty for the ages
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1827 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

What if Black does not play the Two Knights Defense?
Shumov vs C Jaenisch, 1854
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 1 of '500 Master Games of Chess' by Tartakower & Du Mont
Bledow vs von der Lasa, 1839 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

V Lundgren vs H Larsson, 1997
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

C W Brown vs Gibbs, 1918 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

White king long march to deliver black king mating message!
Anderssen vs de Riviere, 1858 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

D Mastrovasilis vs A Pavlidis, 2009
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 0-1 8.Re1+ Kf8
B Kazic vs B Vukovic, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern Bi's Opening (C55) 0-1 g-file spearhead
Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 0-1 8.Re1+ Kf8
Muller vs Bayer, 1908 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

M Hogben vs K McLennan, 1995 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Ajeeb vs C Devide, 1888 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Minifie vs Berry, 1946 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Shvidenko vs Levertov, 1963 
(C58) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Van den Behaerdt vs D Gedult, 1971 
(C57) Two Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

R Snyder vs Ellis, 1972 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

I Ellner vs D Andruss, 1977 
(C56) Two Knights, 14 moves, 1-0

B Wall vs O Rodriguez Vargas, 1979 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Robinnette vs Randell, 1980 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

J Krauss vs M Kaechelein, 1990
(C56) Two Knights, 13 moves, 1-0

I Nikolayev vs D Hayes, 2001
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Lolli Attack
Fischer vs T Rouse, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

Fischer used the Lolli attack many times on his 1964 Simul tour
Fischer vs F Gruenberg, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

Page 153 (final position after 33 Qxh6) BF Teaches Chess
Fischer vs R Weinstein, 1960 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 33 moves, 1-0

H Lohmann vs R Teschner, 1950 
(C10) French, 10 moves, 0-1

Dake vs A De Burca, 1935 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 1-0 Q sac
Alekhine vs A Cruz, 1941 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs G Marco, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

E Safarli vs T Hommeles, 2009 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Greco vs NN, 1625 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

C Hartlaub vs Lasker, 1904 
(C56) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

S Voloshin vs V Khasin, 1971
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Ohla vs Briedel, 1976 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

H Hoose vs Li Shilong, 1996 
(C57) Two Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Gerloff vs A Schneider, 1987 
(C57) Two Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

H Winkelmann vs Koch, 1971 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

I Braskin vs K de Smet, 1988 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 1-0

S Morrison vs S Spencer, 1957 
(C57) Two Knights, 13 moves, 1-0

B Fijlstra vs H Jonkman, 2000 
(C57) Two Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

B Mikyska vs Traxler, 1896 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Estrin vs M Weiss, 1971 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

F Whitacre vs D Davis, 1982 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

White Rook Youth Club vs Tal, 1970 
(C57) Two Knights, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gretchuch vs Soloveyv, 1970 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Estrin vs J Nun, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

Center P Duo vs ...a5?, b6, (A40) 1-0 Bxf7+, Ng5+, tiny K walk
M Pitz vs S Stark, 2009 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Apartsev vs I A Zaitsev, 1963 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Smirnov vs Ulanov, 1955 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

V Tarakanov vs S Naftalin, 1973 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Chulkov vs Gavemann, 1947 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

O Seuss vs H Hurme, 1969 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

J A Sutton vs J S Evans, 1970 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Petter Lund, 2001
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

D Weir vs J Messenger, 1951 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

C Hartlaub vs H Rosenbaum, 1892 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 6 moves, 1-0

A H Trott vs H H Cole, 1950 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

A Dzurny vs S Saul, 1989 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

M Amini vs R Gralla, 2010 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

T Beerdsen vs M C Nothnagel, 2017 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs E Delmonte, 1906 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

M Antipov vs J van Foreest, 2015 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

F Montoliu Cervero vs P Lasinskas, 2009 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

R Brieger vs J Camarena, 1956 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs K Urban, 1996 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 0-1

B Wall vs Kubasek, 1974 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

O Krause vs B Leussen, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Kupfer vs Silski, 1881 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Dupre vs Torre, 1927 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

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

2Knts Def. Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit (C57) 1-0 Screamin' Qs!
B Knorr vs L Simchen, 1990 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

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

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