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On the Edge of Fredthebear's Cliff Bluff
Compiled by fredthebear

These Semi-Open games have been separated from the Open games to make more storage room. The Semi-Open games begin 1.e4 and are met by something other than 1...e5.

The Hypermodern school and subsequent transpositions can get confusing. The Hippopotamus double fianchetto proper is ECO code (A00). This is a universal Black defense that holds back it's own pawns, and can be played with the White pieces as well. The Hungarian Opening 1.g3, 2.Bg2 is ECO code (A00) and often transposes to the English/Reti/Barcza/KIA/Catalan systems. Owen Defense 1...b6, 2...Bb7 queenside fianchetto proper is ECO code (B00) but if the fianchetto is preceded by 1...e6 it is designated as a French Defense ECO code (C00). It may even use the label "Normal" when it is anything but normal!?? Some of these types of unorthodox openings are included in here, but it's not the focus of the collection. The Semi-Open games begin 1.e4 and are met by something other than 1...e5.

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

Hungarian goulash, pálinka, barmaids, paparazzi, the great1980s
Sax vs Adorjan, 1985 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 1 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense/Hippo Dbl Fio (C00) 1-0 Notes by Steinitz
Gunsberg vs Bird, 1889  
(C00) French Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Hippopotamus spotted in Philly (A00) 1-0 Pin
J A Curdo vs B Einarsson, 1995 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Common unpin trap
E Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya vs NN, 1988 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

5...Qa5/Nc6 (B01)0-1 W unpin capture sequence backfires
Zabrzeski vs Angelov, 1967 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) /C-K Exchange (B13) 1-0 Unpin
T Aalto vs NN, 1993 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Saemisch Attack (B02) 0-1 Lost horse regardless
U Voigt vs Pribyl, 1996 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Game Collection: Alekhine's Block
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann: Forgacs Variation (B15) 0-1 Q+, Q+ & fork LPDO B
A Sira vs N Zahonova-Konopkova, 1993 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 7 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) 0-1 Know this # pattern
Leif Jensen vs B Valuet, 2013
(B20) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen (B47) 0-1 Baiting the line of check w/a piece
E Moskalyuk vs M Brodsky, 1998 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 9 moves, 0-1

This shows how to win in a dozen moves -- WITHOUT A QUEEN!!
Tarrasch vs Schroder, 1890 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 1-0

Closed Sicilian vs Dragon (B25) 0-1 Sacs generate passer
Ljubojevic vs Anand, 1994 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Sic Closed. Fianchetto (B25) 1-0 Resigning in a won position
Veprek vs I David Glaz, 1982 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed 7.Be3 d6 (A07) 1-0 extorting Black pawns
Tartakower vs V Halberstadt, 1930 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 NxNf6+ Remove the Guard
Ameyalli Avila Fraire vs S Logothetis, 2019 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. 3.Bb5 Traditional (B25) 0-1Remove the Defender
L Ptacnikova vs H Steingrimsson, 2015 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Traditional BxN(B25) 1-0 Intermezzo discipline
I Makka vs A Papathanasiou, 2008
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Traditional 9.BxNc6 (B25) 1-0 Yugoslav-like
L Cooper vs R Fesalbon, 2008
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Traditional 4.BxNc6 (B23) 1-0 f-file pin
M Petraki vs G Kouloumbis, 2001 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Traditional 6.NxNd4 (B23) 1-0 Exchanges help W
M Petraki vs A Stiri, 2001 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Traditional (B23) 1-0 Spearhead, Rob the Pin
K Bulski vs E Momeni, 2007 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Traditional Nd4xBb3 (B25) 1-0 Pawns fall
F Vallejo Pons vs J Sprenger, 2007 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Traditional 4.BxNc6 (B25) 1-0 Central passer
M Bakalarz vs H Woehrel, 2007 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Traditional BxNc6 (B25) 1-0 Black fails to 0-0
M Muzychuk vs F Lindsoe, 2013 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

N unpin Q sac starts trouble. B pin sac, N fork+ ends it.
Keene vs E Fielder, 1964  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Owen's Defense (B00) 1-0 8.Nxe6 creates light square issues
F Tahirov vs S Pukkinen, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

French/Owen's Defense (A40) 1-0 Nxf7, Q sac, Philidor's Legacy
H Namyslo vs R Lau, 1996 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Beefeater Var (A40) 1-0 Blitz; Stockfish notes
Carlsen vs Svidler, 2019 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 1/2-1/2 Sac to Perpetual
G Kallai vs K Mokry, 1994 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Def: Averbakh System. Kotov (A42) 1-0 Battery prevails
Spassky vs E Macskasy, 1964 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 41 moves, 1-0

Benoni / Franco-Sicilian Defense (A43) 1-0 3 simultaneous pins
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(A43) Old Benoni, 12 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Normal?! (C00)/Owen's Def (B00) 0-1 3.Qf3?! Nc6
R Ashley vs R Morton, 1980 
(C00) French Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Nxf7 sac leads to Philidor's Legacy
Burn vs Owen, 1898 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 0-1 Neat Queen trap threatens mate
Bamber vs R Chranowski, 1986 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

Owen Def. Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 1-0 6...Bg7 Out of business
G den Broeder vs W Wegener, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Keene Var (B00) 1/2-1/2 Kside perpetual elements
A Tate vs Pavel Dimitrov, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Borg Defense 4.h4 (B00) 1-0 White's timely h-file action rules
Wolff vs T Wall, 1985 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense (B00) 1-0 Don't move pawns when pieces need movin'
Lubomir Cierny vs B Berg, 1993
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Borg Gambit: Poisoned Pawn Var (B00) 1-0 W needs 3 pawn moves
J Roscher vs B Bettermann, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Uncommon Opening/Modern (B00) 1-0 Smothered Queen
J Cukierman vs NN, 1934 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Game 75 in 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
Bildhauer vs G Janny, 1927 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Kennedy. Linksspringer (B00) 1-0 Invitation 2C
C M Saulson vs H M Phillips, 1907 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Minors biting majors
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Resembles Opera #
Gligoric vs J Rosenstein, 1963 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandi. Exchange (B00) 1-0 Remove Guard BxNc6+
P Belmondo vs G Gilardi, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: Scandinavian. Advance (B00) 0-1 N invasion
D Sherborne vs D Wake, 1857 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def Scandinavian. Exchange Var (B00) Tim Taylor e5
O Barbosa vs J Gonzales, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts (B01) 0-1 Unsuccessful Unpin
Nilzon vs Garcia, 1980 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def. Modern Var (B01) 1-0 Common unpin, Qside trap
Pavlov vs D Dragos, 1987 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) 1-0Unpin, Bb5+, Nf7# KNOW THIS
J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5->Qh5, Nc6, Bg4 (B01) 0-1 Dual B pins, captures
G Helbach vs Rotlewi, 1909 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 0-1

3...Qa5 Bc4, d3, Nge2 (B01) 1-0White is active; Dbld Rs strike
N Starr vs C Oquendo Serrano, 2004
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 (B01) 1-0 Pin Nc6 & Discovery traps Q w/Nxc7+
G Abrahams vs W R Thomas, 1923 
(B01) Scandinavian, 7 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5, Bg4 8.f3 (B01) 1-0 Deflect the defender
D Trujillo Delgado vs P Heimbaecher, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...QxQf3 (B01) 1-0 Qless. OCB+R ending.
Pavel Dimitrov vs H Mortensen, 2008 
(B01) Scandinavian, 59 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Modern (B01) 1-0 Extended Legall's Mate w/K hike
Imbaud vs Strumilo, 1922 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Mieses-Kotroc (B01) 1-0 Nxf7 shades of Alekhine
Movsesian vs K Piorun, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 18 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. 3.Bb5+ Modern (B01) 1-0 Search & Seisure
Julian Martin vs M Lammers, 2016 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Brooklyn Var (B02) 1-0 c2 attack backfires
Pillsbury vs E Chatard, 1900 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Two Pawn Attack (B02)1-0 N+ Discoveries next
K Richter vs W Jurgschat, 1948 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Hunt Var. Lasker Simul Gambit (B02) 1-0 Q trap
S Samarian vs G G Alexandrescu, 1956 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Spielmann Gambit (B02) 1-0He opened the door?
H Russ vs K Zeh, 1974 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Saemisch Attack (B02) 1-0 Speechless Black Q
T Stanciu vs A Maciejewski, 1974 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Transposes to Russian Game (C42) 0-1 Beware same side B&N on f2
J Lastovicka vs F Vykydal, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 12 moves, 0-1

Transposes to Russian Game (C42) 0-1 Beware same side B&N on f2
Keene vs Orly, 1961  
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian (B02) 1-0 Bxf7+ Unpin Ng5+
S Ritvin vs E Z Rabin, 2006 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Scandinavian Var (B02) 1-0 BLACK K MARCH!!
P Vucinic vs D Djurovic, 1984 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def., Scandi Var. Geschev Gambit (B02) 0-1 Legall's #
NN vs G Geshev, 1935 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Normal (B03) 0-1 Develop Ns before Bs
Hecker vs A Harju, 1976 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: 4Pawns Attack. Trifunovic Var (B03) 1/2-Perpetual
M Wootton vs W Kilmer, 2007 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack (B03) 1-0 Dbl Discovered ++
Udo Nurme vs Ed Latimer, 1979 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def Modern. Alburt Var (B04) 1-0Aims at f7, displace K
M Kobalia vs A Krivonogov, 2001 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen, Miles Line (B04) 1-0 N+ robs pin
O Johannesson vs H Haga, 2012 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 13 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern. Schmid Var (B04) 1-0 4 piece back ranker
Rossolimo vs Saidy, 1968 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 29 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 Q forks 2 units
Vasiukov vs Razuvaev, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 8 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard (B06) 1-0 Bxf7+ vs both Ns developed
J Sylvan vs A Flaata, 1994 
(B06) Robatsch, 10 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard Def (B06) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
V Vepkhvishvili vs D Magalashvili, 1966 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

(B06) The First Robatsch, 14 moves, 0-1 White missed P fork
Cochrane vs Saint Amant, 1842 
(B06) Robatsch, 14 moves, 0-1

Czech Defense: Pribyl (B07) 0-1 Rook X-Ray defense gets Q back
Suetin vs Pribyl, 1987 
(B07) Pirc, 38 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def(B08) 1-0Occupy hole
Maric vs Petrosian, 1970 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

C-K Def: Accelerated Panov Attk. Modern (B10) 1-0 Know when to
Short vs A Dunnington, 1984 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Nxf7 KxNf7 Qxe6+
Alekhine vs R Bruce, 1938 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Accelerated Panov Attk. Modern (B10) 1-0 KBN vs K#
N Getz vs J L Hammer, 2014 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 120 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attack Dreyev Def (B12) 1-0 3 Piece
Kotronias vs D King, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Capture-Recapture, then?
Shaked vs J Heger, 1992 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Tal Var (B12) 1-0 8 straight P moves
T Gelashvili vs A Nauryzgaliev, 2006 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange Var (B13) 1-0 Unpin wins material
Ziganovic vs Laketic, 1980 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin Barmen Def Central Exchange / C-K(B13) 1-0
B Wall vs Johnny Thomas, 1977 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 Q trap
C Pickett vs W Veatch, 1986 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 8 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 Qs in action!
Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1879 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Exchange. Rubinstein Var (B13) 1-0 QP move order
Vidmar vs J Kvicala, 1908 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1923 Doppelganger
Koltanowski vs NN, 1931 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Forgacs NxNf6 (B15) 1-0 Know this mate pattern
A Fuderer vs J H Donner, 1952 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 17 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Forgacs Variation (B15) 1-0 Boden's Mate w/Q
Chulkov vs Gavemann, 1947 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

C-K Defense Tartakower (B15) 1-0 Move en prise unit w/a threat
Bronstein vs B Ritov, 1978 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov. Smyslov Var. ML (B17) 1-0 Rd8+! skewer
Tal vs Benko, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Modern Variation (B17) 1-0 Consecutive N checks
Pavasovic vs D Zelenika, 2005 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

C-K Classical Miniature (B18) 1-0 A modern smothered mate
F Carame vs M Matto, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 7 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical Var (B18) 1-0 Kolty's Reti's Mate
Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1923 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. ML (B18) 1-0 Flashback not the same
J Manley vs B Connell, 1991 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. Main lines (B18) 1-0 Smooth Sac Attk
V S Spasov vs T Baninska, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Ng6!
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. ML (B19) 1-0 Sac to open g-file for Q
J Jackova vs L Javakhishvili, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. Main lines (B19) 1-0 28...f6xBe5
Anand vs Macieja, 2006 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Sic Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 d-pawn thrust removes the defender
A Simons vs E Lowe, 1849 
(B20) Sicilian, 7 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Var (B20) 1-0 Passer on the d-file
Short vs B Thorfinnsson, 2000 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Carlsbad (B20) 1-0 Dbl Discovered Check
A Gorbunova vs E Sapojnikov, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1-0

Oldie but Goodie becomes lethal KG attack on the f-file
G Schnitzler vs Eberle, 1861 
(B20) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Game 74: The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
G Nagy vs J Balogh, 1932 
(B20) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 1-0 Qe5+ forks LPDO Ra1 OOPS!
C Maddigan vs NN, 1970 
(B20) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 If QxN then Discovered+
E Gutschi vs N Shalnev, 2010 
(B20) Sicilian, 7 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Morphy Gambit (B21) 0-1Pile on the pin w/a Pawn
B V Lyubimov vs Alekhine, 1908 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 16 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1 Reti's Mate
Dutch vs J N Sugden, 1964 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 11 moves, 0-1

B21 1-0 7-mover Bxf7+ Removes the Defender
F Rechi Perez vs E Grassi, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1A pinned N does not defend
Moller vs Krasborg, 1987 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1 Siberian Trap
W Byrne vs R Rozycki, 1992 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 0-1

Sicilian SMG, Push Var (B21)Rip open the d-file to get to the K
Fischer vs Auner, 1960 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Smith-Morra G (B21)1-0 Common open d-file K deflection
D Zardus vs A Steventon, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

Game 59 in Starting Out: The Sicilian by John Emms
B Kristjansson vs Joseph Roberts, 1967 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 29 moves, 1-0

S-M Gambit. Declined Scandi Formation (B21) 0-1 Overloaded Rook
J Acers vs R Klein, 1968 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 33 moves, 0-1

Sic Alapin, Barmen Def Central Exchange (B22) 1-0 Standard trap
W Neto vs K Banas, 1993 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 (B22) 0-1 Watch out for B+N from same side
Zakar vs Szabo, 1933 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def Central Exchange (B22) 0-1DesperadO
J Perlis vs Tartakower, 1907 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 11 moves, 0-1

from Sicilian by titoramia White has a discovered check Bxh7+ a
T Wozney vs B Costaras, 1974 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin (B22) 1-0 Remove Guard, Underpromotion+, Skewer
R Roehll vs D Funston, 1979 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Old Sicilian / Alapin (B22)  0-1 Easy for Black
J G Nicholson vs S Ledger, 2006
(B30) Sicilian, 12 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Alapin exd5 (B22) 1-0Open center, no castling
D Solak vs Velimirovic, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 17 moves, 1-0

Sic Closed Chameleon Miniature (B23) 0-1Hole/Smothered Mate
Marjanovic vs I Zhivanov, 1946 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 6 moves, 0-1

Sic Grand Prix Attk (B23)0-1 Qa5+ forks LPDO B shooting gallery
F Smrcka vs H R Engel, 1965 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed (B23) 0-1 Double ++ on open e-file is decisive
Puck vs Troll, 1961 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack Bb5 (B23) 0-1 Q+ & fork LPDO Bishop
P Herzman vs B Vuckovic, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Last move K to 6th is critical. P to 6th = stalemate.
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Franco-Sicilian Def: Marshall Gambit (C10) 1-0 Qside Discovery+
B Wall vs J Lippert, 1980 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Marshall Gambit (B23) 1-0Backwards Legall's #
O Bernstein vs NN, 1927 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 12 moves, 1-0

Marshall Gambit misplay B23 1-0 11
T Bittner vs B Menge, 1988 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Katalimov Var (B27) 1-0 Black wins P, loses game!
Koronghi vs Szemegyi, 1985 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Hyperaccelerated Drag/Polugayevsky's <"The Silician Labyrinth">
Aronin vs Kantarovich, 1960 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 1-0 Asfixiated
A Volokitin vs Z Kozul, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian Bb5, NxNd4 (B30) 1/2-1/2 Overworked pawn
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Sicilian (B30) 0-1 Free pawn decoy invites royal fork
Kretschmer vs Keller-Hermann, 1950 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 0-1 Noah's Ark
Bleischmidt vs Lytschuk, 1976 
(B30) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian (B30) 0-1Pawn grab, Q fork in the shooting gallery
B Quanrud vs J Readey, 1984
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 0-1

Sicilian (B30) 0-1 Capture-Recapture then Q+ & fork LPDO B
V Giasi vs J Izijk, 2012 
(B30) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Boy, oh boy.
O Kali vs Lior Duek, 2015 
(B30) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Sic Lasker-Pelikan (B33) Developing B w/a single threat=blunder
Jakowlew vs Chalmanski, 1984 
(B33) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 1-0 Heavy finish
P Dely vs T Horvath, 1977 
(B33) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze (B36) 1-0 Pin
Smyslov vs Korchnoi, 1961 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B40) 1-0 Discovered Attack
J Mysulka vs M Vagner, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Short vs Hjartarson, 1991 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 29 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 94 Look before you grab!
D Mardle vs N Gaprindashvili, 1965 
(B44) Sicilian, 14 moves, 0-1

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

Sic Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Common unpin theme to know
Suetin vs P Travnicek, 1975 
(B50) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Italian vs Sicilian: Exchanges, then Q check & fork LPDO
G Wetscherek vs H Erhart, 1992 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack (B51) 0-1 Sally's tip --
M Gorodetzky vs S Kosmo, 2018 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 B sac finish
D Barua vs Topalov, 1993 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Chekhover (B53) 1-0 Exchange Qs, Outnumber a-file
J A Curdo vs D Kopec, 1969 
(B53) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Epaulette Mate sideways
M Kremer vs L Schandorff, 1982 
(B53) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Castle forks are fun
Borbely vs Kovacs, 1948 
(B53) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical. Fianchetto (B56) 1-0Cross pin the Spreahead
Rada vs Kostal, 1942 
(B58) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sic Classical (B57)Open d-file allows QxQd8 after Bxf7+ deflect
Schestakov vs Gusseinow, 1967 
(B56) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Modern ML (B57) LC usually gives the tactics lesson
E Lubarsky vs L Christiansen, 1982 
(B57) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Boleslavsky. General (B58) 1-0 Connected passers
Ivanchuk vs N Delgado Ramirez, 2005 
(B58) Sicilian, 72 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Early deviations (B62) 1-0!
O B Vea vs F B Jacobsen, 2014 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 0-1A new tint of blue!
R A Ziatdinov vs D B Gurevich, 1995 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Dragon. Levenfish (B71) 1-0 Zwischenzug N capture+ 1st
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

The checkers equivalent of the double corner.
E Romanov vs A Savickas, 2005 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 178 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dragon. Classical Battery Variation (B73) 1-0 f6 gets flattened
Illescas Cordoba vs Rachels, 1987 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack Early devia (B75) 1-0 Special C
P Carlsson vs J B Campos-Moreno, 2006 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B78) 0-1Discovery; overloaded Q
L Nemkova vs D Hahalev, 2010 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 12 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Horwitz Bishops
Huebner vs Hort, 1972 
(B89) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Hot Rook
P Poutiainen vs Kunsztowicz, 1973 
(B89) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Did Fredthebear take his medication today??
M Kobalia vs D Khismatullin, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 84 moves, 0-1

Sic Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 0-1 Basic K & 2Bs mate lone K
M Solleveld vs Sutovsky, 2001 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 107 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Najdorf/Hedgehog (B95) 1-0 Q+ & fork EAD Bishop
Huynh Mai Phuong Dung vs T Nguyen, 2005 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Polugayevsky Var (B96) 1-0 FTB study advice
Keene vs J N Sugden, 1961  
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn Accepted (B97) 1/2-1/2
Wei Yi vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2019 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. Main Line (B99) 1-0 Thematic Bxb5 sacrifice
Velimirovic vs R Q M Al-Qazzaz, 1974 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Main Line (B99) 1/2-1/2 Q sacs, N perpetual
Euwe vs Tal, 1960 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf Main Line (B99) 1-0 En prise Ns for dinner
J R G del Nogal vs Sidi Mohamed Tajedine, 2016 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense 6...Nc6 vs KIA (C00) 0-1 Prompt dxe4
Jansa vs Huebner, 1969 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Grand Prix vs Dragon Ne7, Bg7 (B23) 1-0 Prep Mayet's #
P Jaracz vs K Rudolph, 2000
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Lean Var. CO Countr Accepted (B00) 0-1 Q vs RR
V Onischuk vs I Schneider, 2015
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 99 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: Modern Var (B01) 1-0 Pawns jump forward
Anand vs Galego, 1993 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 Mieses Var 5.Nf3 Nc6 (B01) 1-0 Watch your step
Y Visser vs J Piket, 1991 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Modern Var (B01) 0-1 Remove the Guard
M Dizdarevic vs G West, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 30 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Main Lines (B01) 1-0 Q trap or smothered N+
M Huerga Leache vs P Husted, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 ML. Leonhardt Gambit 4.b4 (B01) 1-0 Boden's #
E M Green vs M P Dreyer, 2003 
(B01) Scandinavian, 18 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian Var (B02) 1-0 Rollicky action!!
A Planinc vs V Kovacevic, 1978 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Three Pawns Attack (B06) 1-0 Very helpful Rook!
Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Three Pawns Attack (B06) 0-1More pieces than pawns!
W Mubarak vs A Planinc, 1974 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 0-1

Modern Def vs 5.3 (B06) 1-0 Long range pieces pour in
P K Wells vs Speelman, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

Modern Def Bg7, Bb7 vs Center P duo (B06) 0-1Qside hits WhiteNs
D Levadi vs D Hahn, 1992
(B06) Robatsch, 11 moves, 0-1

Modern/Pirc Def. 4.Nge2 Nf6 (B06) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy coming
Keres vs Kotov, 1960 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense vs Nc3, Bd3, Be3, Nf3 (B07) 1-0 Thru the center
Akopian vs P Nikolic, 2002 
(B07) Pirc, 47 moves, 1-0

Czech Defense: General (B07) 0-1 Rob the pin, twice!
A Laughland vs W F Forster, 2015 
(B07) Pirc, 12 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack. Weiss (B09) 0-1 Turn the tables
Karjakin vs T L Petrosian, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Pins
P F Schmidt vs T Regedzinski, 1941 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: General (B10) 0-1 Pinned to the mating square
N Azarova vs V Burmakin, 2006 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 32 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Nxf7
V Prosviriakov vs Scott Borland, 2015 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Exchange sac for a pin
Short vs Malisauskas, 1994 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Combo fun!
A Firouzja vs M Bluebaum, 2017 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 1-0Compare back ranks
E W Marchand vs M Reiss, 1954 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov Var (B17)1-0 continuance Pillsbury's Mate
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1946 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 0-1 Missed Q sac for #
Theo Hart vs T Zietlow, 1993 
(B20) Sicilian, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Scheveningen (B21) 0-1 Bs
Prins vs Saemisch, 1936 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 17 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack (B21) 0-1 Slash & Burn!
C Bell vs A F Ker, 1981 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin. Barmen Def Modern Line (B22) 1-0 Bully!
Adams vs Huebner, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Alapin Var (B22) 0-1 Bf5 prevents Greek Gift mate
Le Clercq vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1982 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 13 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Nimzowitsch. Closed Var (B29) 0-1 Juniors
O Yaksin vs R Nechepurenko, 2008 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 26 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 1-0 Exch Sac for Kside Crusher!
Nakamura vs A Postojev, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 N sac
Kasparov vs Petursson, 2000 
(B30) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Pin. Koch Variation (B40) 1-0 kNight infiltration
Igor Ivanov vs Nabeiev, 1974 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 Knight network
Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 4.Qc2?! (B50) 0-1 Bronstein's creativity fizzles
Bronstein vs Stein, 1965 
(B50) Sicilian, 56 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Modern Variations (B50) 1-0 b6xc5?
P Michel vs J Traian Iliesco, 1943 
(B50) Sicilian, 5 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Dragon. Yugoslav Attk ML (B77) 1-0 Lollipopped!
Ribli vs J Tabor, 1972 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Kasparov-Anand WC Match , New York 1995 Rd.13
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Dbl R sacs for Swallow's Tail/Gueridon Mate next move
J Pokojowczyk vs G Timoshchenko, 1979 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicil Scheveningen. Matanovic Attack (B82) 1-0 Damiano's Mate
E Mortensen vs L Shamkovich, 1982 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 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

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

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