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Greco's Knight Patterns Help Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear

Greco's mating pattern has many possible variations. Greco's Mate typically makes use of a distant bishop firing through the center into f2/f7, a knight up close, and a heavy piece on the h-file (or two if a sacrifice is necessary). Fredthebear will keep adding such mating patterns as they come along.


When the checkmate occurs on the king's side, note that the f-pawn has been advanced or removed, and a bishop or queen cuts off the diagonal, and a rook or queen comes to the h-file. The knight hits the king in the corner, often as a sacrifice to open the h-file. Or, the h-pawn is pinned and cannot capture the checking knight.

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At the top of the list is a Smothered Mate in just 13 moves by Gioachino Greco. When preceded by a queen sacrifice on the back rank to lock the king into the corner, it is known as Philidor's Legacy. Of course, the great player François-André Danican Philidor followed Greco by a more than a century, yet the pattern carries Philidor's name.

The point is that Giochino Greco performed a wide variety of checkmates, yet only some fit the pattern known as Greco's Mate using Bishop, Knight, and Queen (in most cases). Many of Greco's games were fabrication, for teaching purposes.

* Greco's variation w/out the queen:

* Names and Places: Game Collection: Named Mates

Fredthebear is the original creator of this collection.

Smothered Mate - Philidor's Legacy sacrifices the Q next to K.
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical Var (C53) 1-0 B-N-Q mating pattern vs. h6
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical (C53) 1-0 Fishin' Pole Attack battery
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian: Classical Greco Gambit Mason Gambit (C53) 1-0 Greco
Alekhine vs NN, 1911 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: General (C41) 0-1 Royal N sac for Greco's #
L Linnanen vs J Broekmeulen, 2015 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Defense: El Columpio Defense (B00) 0-1 diabolical
E Knesevitch vs D Martin Tarrio, 2004 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian. Exchange (B00) 1-0 If 19...hxQg6
L Aptekar vs C Laird, 1977 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

BDG Bogoljubow (D00) 1-0 Like a Barry Attack for Greco's Mate
E J Diemer vs Schonfuss, 1954 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

QGD. Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 1-0 Greco's Mate set-up
Keres vs Csom, 1970 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Q's Knight Var(D31) 1-0 Great Greco's Mate
S P Johnston vs Marshall, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

QGD: Q's Knight Var (D31) 1-0 It's another N sac for Greco's #
R Aloma Vidal vs N Rios del Moral, 2005 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30) 0-1 Greco's Mate
Karpov vs Shirov, 2003 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11) 0-1 Greco's Mate next
R Bates vs J Houska, 2019 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined: Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 N sac for Greco's #
Alekhine vs A Stephan, 1925 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 1-0

Colle 5.c3 System ML NxNe4, f5 (D05) 1-0 Greco's to Blind Swine
Koltanowski vs J Silverman, 1937 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Uncommon Opening 1.f3 h5 B-D Gambit (A00) 1-0 Greco# next
T Menyhart vs Z Nemes, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var (A02) 0-1 Greco's # next!
C Eichab vs D Mehmeti, 2014 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Mestel Var (A02) 0-1 Greco's # next
Christian Gottschalck vs T B Nielsen, 2015 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

English Opening: General (A10) 1-0 Arranged Greco's # by N+
N Noritsyn vs J Bick, 2007
(A10) English, 18 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav. New York System (A12) 1-0 Greco's #
Sunye Neto vs F Gandolfi, 1991 
(A12) English with b3, 38 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 0-1 Greco's #
M Labollita vs E Schiller, 2003
(A13) English, 33 moves, 0-1

Mikenas Defense: Lithuanian Variation (A40) 0-1 Greco Mate
R Koemetter vs G Welling, 1995 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Horwitz Defense: General (A40) 1-0 Pure Greco's Mate!
R Hovhannisyan vs M Yudkevich, 2013 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Bg7 Fianchetto (A40) 0-1 Pin w/h-file Greco #
Reshevsky vs B Ivanovic, 1976 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Double Fianchetto (A41) 1-0 Greco's # is coming!
Saidy vs H Karner, 1973 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 28 moves, 1-0

Upside-down Greco's Mate of Sorts (Arabian Mate w/a B assist)
E Domingos vs H Danielsen, 2008
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 40 moves, 0-1

Greco's Mate is 34.KxQa2 Bc2+ 35.Ba5 RxBa5#
Santasiere vs Ed. Lasker, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: General (A53) 0-1 Greco's Mate threat next
A H Williams vs Keene, 1970 
(A53) Old Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. P Return Var (A57) 1-0 Greco Mate in 2
Suba vs O Peters, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Rubinstein Var (A84) 1-0 Greco's # w/a pin
Pomar Salamanca vs L Gallegos, 1944 
(A84) Dutch, 16 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Rubinstein Var (A84) 1-0 Less common than Greco's #
Swiderski vs D Bleijkmans, 1905 
(A84) Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

"Running into the Stonewall" (game of the day Jun-26-2008)
Gruenfeld vs Torre, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 13 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Horwitz Bishops
O Rodriguez Vargas vs T Tsagan, 1964 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

QID: Kasparov Var (E12) 0-1 Greco's Mate is coming!
Uhlmann vs N Minev, 1963 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 21 moves, 0-1

QID: Classical. Traditional Nimzowitsch Line (E18) 2Ns & pin #
J McCormick vs S Rubin, 1971
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 31 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Var (E30) 0-1 Horwitz Bishops
Tartakower vs J G Baay, 1920 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 28 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Spassky vs Huebner, 1979 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

KID: Normal. Standard Development (E73) 1-0 Q sac for a K hunt
Quinteros vs L Fernandez Novas, 1995 
(E73) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Shirov crushes the Four Pawns Attack with Greco mate threat
J Elbilia vs Shirov, 1993 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

Reversed Philidor vs French Def (C00) 0-1Greco's Mate on h-file
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 0-1 Double trouble Greco's #
S Sammed Jaykumar vs U Bajarani, 2014 
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def: Tarrasch. 3...f5 Haberditz Var (C03) 0-1 Greco's
I Zdanovs vs M Brakmanis, 1938 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 0-1

French Def: Steinitz. Bradford Attack Var (C11) 1-0 Corresp
A Zinkl vs R Huber, 1897 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

20...fxg6 21.Nxg6+ hxg6 22.Rh3+ Qh4 23.Rxh4# Greco's Mate!
Alekhine vs Supico, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Normal (C22) 0-1 fishin' pole into Greco's #
NN vs M Monge, 2005 
(C22) Center Game, 16 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese Countergambit (C23) 0-1 Greco Mate
Reichert vs E J Diemer, 1950 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game (C25) 0-1 Clear the way! Greco Mate w/adjusted Knt.
Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C27) Vienna Game, 31 moves, 0-1

Death by Doubled Pawns...Greco's Mate is coming!!
P Delekta vs Geller, 1992 
(C28) Vienna Game, 18 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Accepted. B's Gambit (C33) 0-1 Greco Mate threat
Janowski vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Def (C33)1-0 Q sac for Greco's#
J Silverman vs Eliskases, 1937 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA. Schallop Def (C34) 0-1 Dbl N sac opens lines for Greco's #
P McEvan vs G Kito, 1967 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

KGA. Traditional Var (C38) 1-0 Q robs the pin for Greco's Mate
Blackburne vs W Hamilton, 1862 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

Petrov Defense (C42) 0-1 Internet bullet chess
S Tadic vs E Rosen, 2020 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Horwitz Attack Miniature (C45) 0-1 Pins galore!
NN vs Bird, 1850 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Mieses Variation (C45) 1-0 Greco's Mate is next!
Morozevich vs Xie Jun, 1998 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch. Accepted (C47) 0-1 f4? Greco's Mate
NN vs V Kahn, 1941 
(C47) Four Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

Four Knts, Spanish. Rubinstein Var (C48) 0-1 Greco's Mate Study
A Dusek vs Nepustil, 1915 
(C48) Four Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical Var (C48) 1-0 Greco Mate!
Metger vs Wemmers, 1878 
(C48) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights (C50) 0-1 Greco's Mate
Ulrich Lang vs R Gralla, 2003 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51) 0-1 Q sac, Greco's Mate!
Anderssen vs J Finch, 1851 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 3 Pieces hit f7, h7 w/pins
B Wall vs V Duncan, 1981 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Two Knts Def Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit (C57) 0-1 Q sac, Greco #
Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. (C60) 0-1 Dbl R sacs, Greco's Mate
NN vs Burn, 1866 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 Q sac for Greco's Mate
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1851 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

Renaud & Kahn's The Art of the Checkmate, pp. 79-80
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def (C63) 0-1 Resembles Greco's #
E Shrader vs Marshall, 1904 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed Variations (C84) 0-1 Greco Mate in 2
Nijboer vs Adams, 1998 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Fredthebear's Greco Mate collection
Euwe vs Wiersma, 1920 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. London Defense (C44) 1-0 Greco Mate in 5
Charousek vs M Porges, 1896 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Greco's #
Lutikov vs B Malisov, 1968 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 32 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attk (C51) 0-1 N&Q sac opens h-file Greco#
Tennant vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird (C61) 1-0 Q sac into Greco Mate on h-file
S Pencil vs G Goltsoff, 1976 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Greco's Mate sequence; Black captures the Ng5
Short vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: General (B00) 1-0 Fabulous mating combo
Capablanca vs S Campos, 1927 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Defense/Hippopotamus (A40) 1-0Closed center ->Wing attk
Lasker vs Bird, 1890 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Anti-Bird (A02) 0-1 Bg1 clears the mating square
R Wyss vs G Barcza, 1968 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1Greco's "Mate" gains a piece
F Lazard vs Menchik, 1929 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening vs Copycat (A02) 1-0 Greco's Mate in 1
J D Adkins vs D Vercauteren, 2001 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights, Bradley Beach Var (A28) 0-1BrillianT
Efimenko vs J Arizmendi Martinez, 2006 
(A28) English, 21 moves, 0-1

Barczay Indian (A50) 0-1 Consecutive Black Exchange Sacs!!
M Kadiltzoglou vs B Byklum, 2001 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: Rubinstein Var (A52) 1-0 Greco's Mate Variation
D Gurevich vs B Alford, 1991 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Greco assists Damiano's Mate Var (decoy sac h-file R for Q#)
K Wallach vs A Kornfeld, 1982 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Sacs and clarinets, almost a jazz band. Greco Mate pattern.
J Banas vs A Ornstein, 1974 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack (B09) 1-0 23.?
Ponomariov vs Grischuk, 1994 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 0-1 Greco Mate on h-file is coming!
I Berzina vs B I Franco Valencia, 2014 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20)1-0 N sac for Greco's #
Koltanowski vs D Saxton, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Variation of Greco's Mate!
K Gudmundsson vs H Olafsson, 2004 
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1 3-Piece Greco Mate
Leko vs Morozevich, 2006 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicil Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Var (B67) 1-0 Greco's # w/pin
Tal vs A Deze, 1974 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Fredthebear's Greco Mate collection
J Emms vs A Blees, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Greco's Mate attack flushes K out
P Mach vs A Flumbort, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. Amsterdam (B93) 1-0 Elements of Greco
G Garcia vs B Zuckerman, 1986 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 25 moves, 1-0

If 47.cxQd6 Bf2# Greco's Mate in Fredthebear's collection
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1990 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Normal (D25) 0-1 Damiano's Mate in 4
Baburin vs Adianto, 1993 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Lisitsin links
Lisitsin vs Goglidze, 1933 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Bogoljubow Var (D46) 1-0 Deflection sets up JHB's #
Menchik vs Graf-Stevenson, 1937 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Wade Var (D47) 0-1Blackburne's Mate notes
Keresztely vs Benko, 1951 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 19 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Semi-Meran Var (D47) 1-0 Semi-Greco Mating Attk
M Parligras vs L Miron, 2012 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD. Orthodox Def. Alekhine Var (D67) 1-0 Stockfish, video link
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

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

French Def: Advance (C02) 0-1 Damiano's Mate w/N support
Wemmers vs Metger, 1877 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 16.?
Y Neishtadt vs Gipslis, 1955 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

B's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C42) 1-0 Sacs P, N, B, R
J C Benjamin vs Graham Carter, 1975 
(C27) Vienna Game, 19 moves, 1-0

KGD. Queen's Knight Defense (C30) 1-0 clubbin'
Alberts Melnbardis vs Bodo von Dehn, 1926 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 Blackburne's Mate
W Rudolf vs NN, 1912 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Lopez Def (C33) 1-0 29.?
John David Turner vs I Ponter, 2004 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: General (C46) 0-1 Stockfish notes
N Kosolapov vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C46) Three Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 pin Greco#
D Itkelwar vs S Tejaswini, 2008 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Italian, Evans Gambit. Accptd (C51) 1-0 Original Blackburne's #
Blackburne vs Wylde, 1875 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Q trap & mate
Blackburne vs Wylde, 1875 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (C52) 1-0 26.?
Kolisch vs Loyd, 1867 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1 Exch Sac,
So vs Aronian, 2019 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 33 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical. Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attk (C54)1-0
V Dyakov vs Lazarev, 2012 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Traxler Countrattk B Sac line (C57) 0-1 12...?
Sils vs L Schmid, 1971 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Defense. Fishing Pole (C65) 0-1 Don't accept it
M Lee vs B Wall, 2007 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 0-1 Possible extended Greco's #
A Malachi vs R Ris, 2010 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 14 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 1-0 Blackburne's #
Ganguly vs A Ismagambetov, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 0-1 No Greco #
H Villup vs K Pitksaar, 1956 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish, Morphy Def. Archangelsk Var (C78) 0-1Philidor's Legacy
P Avgousti vs C Uzman, 1970 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. St. Petersburg Var (C82) 0-1 Valiant Knight
Geller vs G Garcia, 1978 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Variation (C90) 1-0 23.?
V Zurakhov vs Tolush, 1956 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def Chigorin Def Panov System (C99) 0-1xh3
S Bouaziz vs E Torre, 1983 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 39 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: Modern Var (B01) 0-1 21...?
N Vlassov vs A Terekhin, 1994 
(B01) Scandinavian, 24 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Defense 3.d4 e5 (B01) 1-0 Sitting double R sacs
O H Labone vs NN, 1901 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Gambit (B01) 0-1 4 Black pieces hone in
Siggens vs G H Phillips, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Austrian Attk (B09) 1-0 Greco's # or Damiano's # next
Nakamura vs A R Saleh Salem, 2018 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: 2.b3 Var (B20) 0-1 Pins lead to N&B mate
NN vs Waitzkin, 1995 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Nimzowitsch. Advance (B29) 1-0 Greco's Operation
Chiburdanidze vs A Goldman, 1983 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 21 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish; 36.?
N Lopes vs U O'Boyle, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 30.?
Shirov vs K Spraggett, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Var (B43) 0-1 Greco Attack!
Y Zotkin vs Suetin, 1965 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Boleslavsky Var (B59) 0-1 28...?
P Benes vs Mokry, 1979 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 37 in "Secrets of Practical Chess" by John Nunn, p. 101
Nunn vs A Vydeslaver, 1995 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Dragon. Classical (B72)1-0 Brilliant Greco's Mate
A W Fox vs H L Dickerson, 1904 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Fischer-Sozin Attack. General (B86) 1-0 Greco's #
Navara vs S Mahtesian, 1995 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Q sac for Greco's #!
Anand vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Polish, Tartakower Gambit 5.f4 d5 (A00) 1-0 Disc + Greco's #
W Szumilo vs M Litinskaya-Shul, 1977 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def: Classical. Full line (A74) 0-1 Greco # in sight
A Saric vs R Sargac, 2001 
(A74) Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def (C63) 0-1 akin to Greco's Mate
L M Hvattum vs T Robertsen, 2001 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Saemisch-Indian (A50) 0-1 Extended Greco's Mate!!
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

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