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Not So Normal P-K4 Games Near Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear

Strange P-Q4, Flank, and Unorthdox games have been removed. ECO Code BC games are in here.

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* Unusual Opening Names: Game Collection: Unorthodox Games; Unusual Names (ECO=A,D,E)

After replaying tens of thousands of chess games, some of these don't seem so strange anymore to FTB, but the reader might enjoy a look-see anyway. Others will always be cool no matter how scrutinized.

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* 15 minutes of TV fame: Game Collection: Chess players on gameshows
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Morphy vs NN, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Fischer Random
Leko vs Adams, 2001 
(000) Chess variants, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer forks himself on the 13th move in namesake opening?!?
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1

What wasn't playing against Petrov's Defense??!
Fischer vs G Thornell, 1964 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Fool's Mate
W T Mayfield vs W R Trinks, 1959 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

Fool's Mate in 3
H Klip vs T Bottema, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

Fool's Mate: Black's mobile phone went off
A Jain vs R Norinkeviciute, 2007  
(B06) Robatsch, 2 moves, 1-0

Carr Defense 1.e4 h6 2.b3 e6 (B00) 0-1; Q sac creates a passer
F Babar vs M Basman, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Bad 1...f6 (A00) 0-1 Exchanges aid Fried Fox defense?!?!
R Kruis vs C van Dongen, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 80 moves, 0-1

Uncommon Opening, the worst defense (A00) · 1/2-1/2
D Alaslar vs B de Cat, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann 2.h4 (B10) 1-0 Exchanges change everything!
U Stock vs A Nickel, 1989 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 47 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) (A00)1-0 Right-handed version of Legall's Mate
D Moody vs S Bender, 1977 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Uncommon (A00) 1-0 Like a Lion/Philidor Defense Bxf7
E Reinhardt vs Reiss, 1934 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Notes by Tony Miles, edited by Ray Keene
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: Borg Gambit (B00) 0-1 Neither K castled
C W Pritchett vs M Basman, 1986 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Macho Grob Spike/Borg Defense: General (B00) · 0-1
R Lancaster vs M Basman, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Macho Grob Spike/Borg defense takes down a GM!
Speelman vs M Basman, 1980 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

St. George Def (B00) 0-1 Bizarre. Both sides sac Qs to promote.
L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

A definition of "syracrophy" anyone?
Speelman vs T K Hemingway, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: Borg Gambit (B00) 0-1 Deflect the Defender
H Guennewig vs H Alber, 1988 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Uncommon KP (B00) 0-11st move didn't matter; must blockade!
J A Congdon vs P Ware, 1880 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 60 moves, 0-1

Uncommon KP (B00) 0-11st move didn't matter; White beat himself
Sellman vs P Ware, 1880
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Uncommon KP (B00) 0-11st move didn't matter; Black passer
A Cohnfeld vs P Ware, 1880
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Uncommon KP (B00) 0-11st move didn't matter; unclean breakthru
J Grundy vs P Ware, 1880 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 57 moves, 0-1

Macho Grob Spike/Borg Defense (B00) White has issues
L Horta vs M Dos Santos, 1984 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 He resigned instead of forcing stalemate
Klinova vs D Spence, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Owen Def. transposes to Hippo (B00) 1-0 aesthetic or pathetic?
Ivanchuk vs N Gaprindashvili, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Goldsmith Defense (B00) 0-1 Pin to win and work it over
Fritz vs E F Pecci, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

St. George Def. (B00) 0-1Rare extended fianchetto on BOTH sides
Z Plecsko vs S Biro, 1997 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Hippopotumus gates mated in 31 moves w/out any captures!!
R Nuber vs R Keckeisen, 1994 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Macho Grob Spike/Borg Defense (B00) mouse click malfunction
M Pavlovic vs M Umansky, 2003 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Franco-Nimzowitsch; Black King is stripped of pawn shield
T Abrahamyan vs W M Duckworth, 2012 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Three Moves!!! Have a look at the kibitz to see what happened.
Lindemann vs Echtermeyer, 1893  
(B01) Scandinavian, 3 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: Panov Transfer (B01) 1-0 BF missed # in 2
Fischer vs S Rubin, 1964 
(B01) Scandinavian, 39 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's Defense; Brooklyn Variation; Awful!
Pillsbury vs E Chatard, 1900 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Earliest Promoted Pawns: 4 queens by move 7
Casper vs Heckert, 1975 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: The Squirrel (B02) 1-0 Had a few too many nuts
Hill vs Janeway, 1946 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Normal (B02) 1-0 Misplaced K; pile on the pin
E Steiner vs Colle, 1926 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Buckley Attck; early Na3 is reasonable enough
G Franchini vs S Mikheev, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 30 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

Modern Defense: 2.h4 (B06) 0-1 wonky game, wonky Dovetail Mate
V Rothuis vs F Olafsson, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 0-1

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07) 1-0 17 straight pawn moves
E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Two Knights Attk (B11) 0-1 White attacks himself
Stripunsky vs Onischuk, 2012 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 11 moves, 0-1

King enters battlefield early as cramped opponent is squeezed
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ding Liren, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

13.0-0; I can't ever remember seeing a move like that, where th
Van der Wiel vs Karpov, 1987 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Marshall pushes pawns...for 14 straight moves.
Marshall vs H Rogosin, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Bizarre Sicilian! White should have taken a draw.
E Treger vs S Agaian, 2003 
(B20) Sicilian, 68 moves, 0-1

Nakamura punished for 2.Qh5?!?
Nakamura vs A Volokitin, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 Barmen Def Central X$(B22) 1-0Common unpin
S Jackson vs B Sinka, 1981
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed f4-Nf3-Bc4 (B23) 1-0 Video link
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1/2-1/2 Squeezed too tight
C El Idrissi vs A Laaroussi, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scandi Blackburne-Kloosterboer Gambit (B01) · 0-1
Alekhine vs Luca Morelli, 1923 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 1-0 Clown Knights Mischief
A Lehtinen vs T Simola, 1995 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Romantic classic; amazing finish...most unusual promotion
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Perhaps VA lost on time but VK had insufficient mating material
Anand vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Fingerfehler!?
Bagirov vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B32) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 1-0 blunder on 121!
Short vs Krasenkow, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 122 moves, 0-1

Anderssen and Kolisch first to use time limit
Kolisch vs Anderssen, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B40) 0-1 Unusual finish
Reggio vs Tarrasch, 1902 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 15 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, French Variation (B40) 1-0 He gave her away
L Bruzon Batista vs Krasenkow, 2005 
(B40) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Delayed Alapin/KIA (B50) 1/2-1/2 Mutual overlook
J Emma vs Stein, 1966 
(B50) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

The first consultation match of chessgames....Amazing!
M Ronteltap / Allies vs R Barber / Allies, 2006  
(B53) Sicilian, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Free cake! Three kNights are given away as pawn food.
Tal vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

This is more like a creepy crawly game w/queenside action
Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Bowlder Attack (B20) 1-0 Mini 0-0-0#! A castle mate!
A Kvicala vs NN, 1869 
(B20) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

One variation has promotion mate 14.gxh8=Q#
B Koch vs W Kuppe, 1932 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov (B76) 0-1 Ring-a-ling!
Korbut vs N Pogonina, 2007 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

Chaotic Insanity
Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 76 moves, 0-1

After Ne3 it is actually white that is winning!
B Jonasson vs Angantysson, 1986 
(B33) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

SicRichter-Rauzer (B60) Both White Knights occupy Black thrones
G Kluger vs Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0Who needs SIX Queens?
E Szalanczy vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

"World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE) Chess!"
Shen Yang vs Zhou Jianchao, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 114 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B94) 1-0 This game will drive you nuts
A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

5 Queens
Z Mackic vs A Maksimenko, 1994 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 51 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian, Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97) 1/2-1/2 All 8 Black pieces
I Johannesson vs S Bergsson, 2007 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Very Uncommon Corner Mate by the Very Uncommon Morphy
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 "Look Ma! No pawns!"
W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884  
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: Small Center (C00) 1-0 Pin the tail on the rat!
Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1861  
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

French: Bird Invitation (C00) 1-0 Transposes to St. George
Bird vs J Heral, 1873 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French Advance Main Line (C02) 0-1 48 moves before exchanging?!
Houdini vs Stockfish, 2013 
(C02) French, Advance, 114 moves, 0-1

After 10…Bb7 Alekhine castled with his queen!
Alekhine vs P de Unamuno, 1944 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

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

15 yr. old Radjabov upsets Kasparov
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

French McCutcheon. Grigoriev Var (C12) Fictional 5 Queens Game
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attack (C13) 1-0 Uncastled win!
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1922 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game 1.e4 e5 2.h3 (C20) 1-0 Kside attack
Morphy vs NN, 1848 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Athens sacrifices queen-wins in 10 moves! London broiled.
London vs Athens, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

K pawn Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 Black made 5 kNight moves!
J Ask vs O Von Bahr, 2013 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 Castlemate by two unknowns
NN vs Eric, 2017 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Chigorin mistook the king for the queen
Chigorin vs H Caro, 1898 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Pantelidakis Countergambit, 1.e4 e5 2.f4 f5
Chigorin vs V Hruby, 1882 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

To 0-0+ is good // to interpose w/Discovered Check is better
NN vs M Bier, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Puzzling end -- overlooked zwischenzug
G Welling vs R Douven, 1982 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

KG Panteldakis CG. Greco Var (C30) 0-1 Unusual start and finish
NN vs Greco, 1625 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit Copycat (C30) 1-0 Underpromotion PxR=N#
H Reinle vs Lange, 1936 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

KGD Mafia Defense 2...c5 (C30) 1-0 Confession to the Bishops!!
B Raphael vs H Montgomery, 1856 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

KGD Panteldakis Countergambit (C30)1-0 BF draws K out into cntr
Fischer vs Michalopoulos, 1964 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

KG Panteldakis Countergambit (C30) 0-1 What would you do?
C W Kennaugh vs K G Shirazi, 2003 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 1-0 Sneaky tactics
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1892 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

4...b5?! Popular line mid-1800s ~Kieseritsky's Immortal Game L
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Tumbleweed (C33) 1-0What can be said?
D Rigby vs J Moylan, 1976 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Black's resignation is enigmatic to say the least.
W Shinkman vs Theophilus Thompson, 1875  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA Schallop Def (C34) 0-1 A World Championship Blunder???
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

David Bronstein beats computer in style.
Bronstein vs M20, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. King's Knight Gambit (C34) 1-0 Mate by an unmoved piece?!!
Allgaier vs NN, 1807 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA Salvio Gambit (C37) 0-1 Mated by a King's move!
Smitten vs Prince Dadian, 1896 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

This is a well know spurious game
F Deacon vs Morphy, 1858 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 46 moves, 1-0

A royal family fork checkmate, rare and precious indeed!!!
NN vs Zukertort, 1872 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 0-1

A rare NN miniature victory in 6 moves!
NN vs Cornelissen, 1974 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1-0 Nice shootin' by 9-year old!
A Liang vs Kaufman, 2012  
(C45) Scotch Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch Accepted (C47) 0-1 10.Bxf6 wins a piece
Alekhine vs James Madison High School, 1932 
(C47) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Italian Four Knights d3, Nc3 (C50) 1-0 Notes by R. Teichmann
J Mason vs Tarrasch, 1895  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Check out the a1-h8 diagonal after 13.
M Corden vs Smyslov, 1970 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

This game is absurd!
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Definately NOT your typicaly Ruy Lopez!?!
H Westerinen vs A Planinc, 1970 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

A wonderfully entertaining game
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish Schliemann Def. Exchange (C63) 0-1 En Passant+
Boris Becker vs Short, 2011 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

White undevelops with 9.Nb1?! losing two tempi
S Tatai vs M Lazic, 2001 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

9 passed pawns aboard after 59.Rxf6
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

longest decisive game without captures
A Medina Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

White plays five moves---announces mate in eight!!!
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1862 
(C27) Vienna Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Black resigned (pin) w/a winning pos
Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 5.g4 Shirov Gambit (C41) 1-0 Ks on orignal squares
Shirov vs L Cyborowski, 2008 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

The game was of course agreed drawn in advance.
Miles vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Immortal Desperado (and the most hilarious chess game ever)
Bogoljubov vs L Schmid, 1949 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Russian Game French Attack (C42) 1-0 Don't assume he'll play d4
Tarrasch vs Alapin, 1889 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Eight passed pawns on eight files
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 61 moves, 1-0

Beautiful finish found in Reinfeld books
H K E Clemenz vs F Eisenschmidt, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Gunderam Defense (C40) 0-1 The Joke Promotion (Underpromotion)
V Salnikov vs Bezgodov, 1991 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 64 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game (C60) 1-0 His cell phone went off...
Yates vs J J O'Hanlon, 1921 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 3 moves, 1-0

Yet ANOTHER Top Grandmaster Simply Hangs His Queen
Bacrot vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

Experience wins over Youth (Sammy was just 9!)
Reshevsky vs Ed. Lasker, 1921 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 29 moves, 0-1

Pterodactyl Defense: Eastern. Pterodactyl (B06) 0-1 What a day
A J Mestel vs L Day, 1982 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Pirc Defense: Byrne (B07) 1-0 Opera House reminder after 22.
Tal vs Gufeld, 1968 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense (B06)1-0 White wins w/out developing either N?!!
E J Diemer vs Cerff, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 Missed Spearhead #
Aronian vs K Urban, 1996 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Maroczy Variation (B12) 1-0 WC lost on time
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 12 straight pawn moves!
F Amonatov vs A Timofeev, 2007 
(B89) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed 3.g4 (B23) 1-0 Odd start, 0-0-0, N fork
Nakamura vs A Zhigalko, 2009 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

French Defense: 2.b3 Horwitz Attack (C00) 1-0 Meet the new boss
B Wall vs E Bosse, 1969 
(C00) French Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

The hegemony of matter was shattered at a stroke and the era of
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

French Def: AbNormal Variation (C00) 1-0 The Joke is on it
Zzzzzz vs Joker, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Dim knights win?!
G Schories vs J J O'Hanlon, 1906 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

Coolest # by en passant ! ! ! Dbl Check & NEITHER piece moves
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

French Advance (C02) 0-1 Ns on the outer files make do
Chekhov vs Kengis, 1991 
(C02) French, Advance, 57 moves, 0-1

Short resigns after retracting his illegal 0-0-0!
W Watson vs Short, 1983 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

Black draw despite having two seventh rank pawns vs a rook!!!
Keres vs E Eliskases, 1938 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

First game to have a non-admin user post a kibitz (unofficial)
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

All Black's pieces return to their original squares by move 14!
N Kosintseva vs E Berg, 2007 
(C10) French, 42 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 Suspicious fire
Pavel Dimitrov vs Akobian, 2008 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 0-1

Game ends in a NINEfold repetition
I Cheparinov vs Ljubojevic, 2008 
(C10) French, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def. Steinitz Var. Gledhill Attack (C11) 0-1 35...0-0
Marshall vs Maroczy, 1926 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 0-1

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 35.Double R Blunder
Z Gofshtein vs M Gurevich, 2001 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

Winawer wins shortly after making an illegal move
J Mason vs Winawer, 1883  
(C13) French, 43 moves, 0-1

French Def. Alekhine-Chatard Attk (C13) 0-1 4 "exchange" sacs!
J Smeets vs Yifan Hou, 2008 
(C13) French, 58 moves, 0-1

145 moves with no change of material (K+R vs. K+R+P)
Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018  
(C14) French, Classical, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Winawer. Maroczy-Wallis (C18) 1-0 Side Philidor's Legacy
Saemisch vs O Menzinger, 1953 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Advance (C18) 0-1 Simul Dbl, Dbl R sacs!!
Fischer vs C Powell, 1964 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

Horwitz Bishops face-off, a rare and short-lived sight
J Mason vs Schlechter, 1900 
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 0-1

1st recorded Blindfold game, nice endgame win
J Bruehl vs Philidor, 1783 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

Jul-25-17 FSR: He spells the LONGEST NAMES in chess!
Otto vs Von Der Lasa, 1839 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Twas played between James A. Leonard & Frederick Perrin
G da Cutri vs Perbin, 1580 
(C27) Vienna Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Paulsen Attack (C29) 0-1 The best response to +
NN vs B F Winkelman, 1945 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

KGD. Falkbeer Cntrgambit. Hinrichsen Gambit (C31) 1-0Weird, fun
Winkel vs Alkmaar, 1856 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 0-1! No combo, K walk!
NN vs Lasker / Maroczy, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

Hypermodern founders play the king of gambits!! C32 1-0 19
Reti vs Breyer, 1918 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

longest mate by a bishop...never heard of that!
Gunsberg vs NN, 1879 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 20 moves, 1-0

Gunderam Defense: General (C40) 1-0 wowzeroo!
B Amin vs I H Labib, 2001 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Schulze-Muller Gambit (C44) 1-0 A.K.A. Chicago / Irish Gambit
D T Phillips vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Damiano Defense 8.Qg3+ instead of 8.h4 (C40) 1-0 8White Ps left
Lenderman vs S Sloan, 2007 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Black's 18th...Was that a bird? A plane? Superman? It's MORPHY!
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Computer Chess Silicon Giveaway in the Endgame
Deep Junior vs Deep Fritz, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 109 moves, 1-0

A beautiful and rare example of semi-perpetual check.
C T Goering vs G Neumann, 1872 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

White's e-pawn does everything a pawn can do.
Morphy vs Hart, 1854 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Relfsson Gambit (C44) 1-0 U don't C this Everyday
Birchbeer vs NN, 1995 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4...Ne5 Copycat (C45) 1-0 Black forgot the Bourbon
K Busch vs H Emser, 1987 
(C45) Scotch Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Magnus plays the Halloween Gambit with an a3 prep
Carlsen vs S Nyysti, 2002 
(C46) Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

58.Ke6?? is Short's only composed helpmate
Short vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

Loss by Capa to a strong but then unknown female player
Capablanca vs M Bain, 1933 
(C48) Four Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 0-1 Double Trouble
Blitz 5 vs Belle, 1978  
(C48) Four Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

July 6: Broken Mirror [Also May-12-09]
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit Accepted?! (C50) 1-0
Franz Schett vs B Schoerghuber, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Rousseau Gambit (C50) 1-0 This should be a draw
V S Spasov vs Pavel Dimitrov, 2008 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. De la Bourdonnais (C53) 1-0tpstarNotes
Leonhardt vs Teichmann, 1905 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 1-0

12...0-0 - A rare example of castling when facing the enemy
F A Hoffmann vs Alexander Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0Unusual White Ns
C Bauer vs J M Iruzubieta Villaluenga, 2010 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2 Ns Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 1-0 4 Bs on b-file!
A Kosten vs Hebden, 1987 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Heavy Pieces Polka
R Zelcic vs G Szlabey, 1991 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

What's worse than double isolated pawns? See for yourself...
Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

NEVER assume that there is no "Zwischenzug mit Mittelschmerz".
G Elliott vs D Mitchell, 1951 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

The most exciting game ever between three Roberts
Fischer vs Robert Henry / Robert Thacker, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

a P capture for promotion w/double check is not the best move!!
A W Gentil vs T M Ault, 1876 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

American Chess Bulletin, December 1922, p. 191
I Spero vs Showalter, 1922 
(C58) Two Knights, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

A one of a kind knight sacrifice for an underpromotion mate!!!
A H Robbins vs Showalter, 1890 
(C59) Two Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

En passant capture piles on the pin to end this game.
I Khairullin vs M Kobalia, 2004 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 0-1

Instead of the normal variation, she sacrificed a bishop!
M F Olsen vs B Tilenbaev, 2004 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Classical. Cordel Gambit (C64) 0-1 "Nez Dispenser"!
Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical. Cordel Gambit (C64) 0-1All 8 Ps remain
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Time control was 15 moves an hour, beginning on the first move!
Tarrasch vs Chigorin, 1893 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 62 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Lovely!
De Vere vs J Minchin, 1871 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio de Janeiro Var (C67) 0-1 Good grief
K Lepge vs Paulsen, 1863 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 0-1

Scene in Stanley Kubrick's movie "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

An amazing inverted pawn pyramid after 50. ... d3
Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

In a drawn ending Black blocks the bishop's view to the promo.
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 80 moves, 1-0

Incredible game. Svidler agreed to a draw in a won position!
Svidler vs Anand, 1999 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov moves his knight five times in a row and the game ends
Kasparov vs Leko, 2001 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

48..Ke8 What a stunning move !! Artistic Zugswang
Shirov vs Aronian, 2006 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 58 moves, 0-1

b2-b4 is mate!
W Watson vs J Littlewood, 1991 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 0-1 Rare loss on time
Anand vs Kamsky, 1995 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Beefeater Variation (A40) · 0-1
G Taylor vs Igor Ivanov, 1985 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 0-1 Four minors on the 6th rank
H H Sonntag vs L Christiansen, 1989 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 16 moves, 0-1

Black moves the same Knight 13 times in the first 27 moves!
J M Hernando Rodrigo vs D Duarte, 2001 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA vs. mutated Sicilian/Zukertort Opening: Basman Defense (A04
P Szabo vs P R Scott, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Picturesque final position, with an underpromotion leading to #
P Ware vs J S Ryan, 1880 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 81 moves, 0-1

Creepy Crawly 5 pawns on the 6th; W had no advantage until pin
N Schouten vs P Du Chattel, 1975 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 1-0

Stalemate with all the pieces on the board
J Hohmeister vs T Frank, 1993 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Soller Gambit Deferred (A40) 0-1 He went 82 years between wins!
Baumgartner vs Borsdorff, 1873 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

St. George / Horwitz Def 1...e6 2...b5?! (A40) 1-0 2 vs 1 EG
Le Quang Liem vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 / Nh6 French Advance (A40) 0-1 Up the exchange
G Yiapanis vs V Sipila, 2010 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Polish Defense Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07) · 0-1
W M Duckworth vs R Yankovsky, 2012
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Abdusattorov & Zhigalko share the same birthday (September 18)
N Abdusattorov vs A Zhigalko, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

Polish Defense (A40) 0-1 Played like an Owen Defense
Alekhine vs Prins, 1933 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

KIA. Yugoslav Var (A07) 1-0 3 of 4 knights on the rim?!
Kramnik vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense (A41) 0-1 Rather UNIQUE play!
A Goryachkina vs A Bodnaruk, 2016 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 77 moves, 0-1

Let's trade... but you keep your knight, I'll keep my pawn.
Mecking vs J F Cubas, 2017 
(A06) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

50 moves rule successfully applied for a draw.
Javokhir Sindarov vs G Jones, 2018 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 122 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Alekhine Def: Brooklyn Var (B02) 1-0 Reasonable play follows
R Tischbierek vs G Welling, 1990
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. Two Knights. Suttles Var (B06) 1-0 Dbl Dbl Octopus
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Black Hippopotamus (A00) 1-0 She beat her future husband!
Skripchenko vs Fressinet, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 37 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Bc4 vs temporary Bg7 (B06) 1-0 Rather unusual
S Sulskis vs Bologan, 2000 
(B06) Robatsch, 54 moves, 1-0

A game full of unexpected moves and weird positions
E J Diemer vs F Trommsdorf, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

White never moves Kside B, N, R, yet wins anyway...seems unfair
T Cagasik vs J Brooke, 2007 
(B07) Pirc, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Euwe Attack (B10) 1/2-?? Easy Black win awaits
Stefansson vs Karpov, 1994 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Advance. Tal Var (B12) 0-1 Karpov plays 12...Kf7
Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1993 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def Panov Attk 4...e5 pseudo Albin CG (B13) 0-1 Simul
Alekhine vs M Scholtz, 1932 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 48 moves, 0-1

C-K Panov Attk. Modern Def Mieses Line (B13) 0-1R+ traps itself
V Zaltsman vs D Lucky, 1985 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

Bizarre, Entertaining K jaunt
Karpov vs A Zaitsev, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 0-1 Amazing final position!
I Cabrijan vs V Piro, 2010 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 49 moves, 0-1

Rare example of a player moving all of his pawns before moving
Alekhine vs E Frahm, 1933 
(B20) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Handshake Declined? 1-0 It's a head-shaker.
Short vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(B20) Sicilian, 1 moves, 1-0

Sicilian theory in Europe has re-arranged the f-file somewhat.
Robert Zieba vs V Plat, 2017 
(B20) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Combination will even up the material, but Black resigns
B Wexler vs B Germalm, 1967 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 12 moves, 1-0

Adams did not claim a draw by threefold repetition of position
Adams vs Anand, 1992 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 58 moves, 0-1

Incredible blindfold victory uses B+N# pattern into B's corner
Ljubojevic vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 106 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Closed Bc5 (B23) 0-1 Royal family fork#
A Hugaert vs B Gundavaa, 2009 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 50 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 3.f4 5.Bb5+ Grand Prix Attk (B23) 0-1Dbld Isolanis win
M Thesing vs Ftacnik, 2012 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

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

Has Nail ever played Skrew? B29 1-0 10
B Hammer vs Boldt, 1977 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Nimzowitsch. Closed (B29) 1-0 Discovered Attk
A Shiplay vs E Shipley, 1977 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 12 moves, 1-0

In Kentucky it's illegal to remarry the same man four times.
B Belopolsky vs B M Kogan, 1984 
(B30) Sicilian, 57 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 1-0 Missing Spear
V S Spasov vs I Saric, 2008 
(B33) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Delayed Alapin (B22) 0-1 5 minor pieces stacked like flapjacks
J Shaw vs Short, 2003
(B40) Sicilian, 51 moves, 0-1

Mate by moving both knights to one's 8th rank (note also pin)
J Sherwin vs Feuerstein, 1957 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 57 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0Weird B clearance works!
M Esserman vs P Nutzman, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Double underpromotion
S Schweber vs B Wexler, 1964 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 47 moves, 1-0

White sacs Queen to turn 7th rank into bowling alley for Rook
Rublevsky vs Harikrishna, 2006 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack. ML (B52) 0-1 White N returns home
Kamsky vs A Giri, 2013 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Chekhover (B53) 1-0 Black resigns w/3 W en prise?
H Seifert vs M Szmyd, 2009 
(B53) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

White was reaching out to play 38 Qh5-h8# when his flag fell!!
Alexander V Ivanov vs Yermolinsky, 1993 
(B57) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B77) 0-1 6 passers island
E N Cooke vs W J Aramil, 2003 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

First game ever played in the history of Chess Olympiads
Yates vs O Naegeli, 1927 
(B83) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

One of the strangest GM games that Fredthebear has ever seen??
M Kobalia vs D Khismatullin, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 84 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Var (B92) 0-1Reversed Opera House #
Greenblatt vs Fischer, 1977 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam (B93) 0-1 Beaten like rented mules
Van der Wiel vs Browne, 1980 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 53 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var (C41) 1-0Much different
Rellstab vs F Surmann, 1947 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

#4876 in Laszlo Polgar's Book "5334 Problems, Combos & Games."
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1909 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

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

56...d1=N+ (9 pieces, no pawns)
S L Sergienko vs G Vescovi, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA Dbl Fio vs Rev Botvinnik System (A07) 0-1 Unique Ns Mate!!
T Becker vs Ramesh, 2001
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game, Paulsen-Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 Rare Knights EG# in 3
R Mamedov vs M Panchanathan, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 85 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Is your roof on fire?
R Mamedov vs U Bajarani, 2010 
(B53) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Owen's Def (A40/B00) 1-0 Opening N trap, en passant mate!
F Rhine vs NN, 2017 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Odd Lies and Comments, Songs & 1972 Fischer-Spassky Copycat
R Thimann vs O Lie, 1977 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 0-1 Underpromotion #!!
H Mueller vs K Junge, 1942 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

KGA. Mason-Keres Gambit (C33) 0-1 Rook clearance sacrifice
Keres vs Bronstein, 1965 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Scotch (C47) 1-0 Bishop so bad, it's evil
Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1887 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Double P Sac (C44) 1-0 Whirlwind Ns
I Zaitsev vs V Storozhenko, 1970 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Black drops his Q, misses 2 mates, then draw agreed erroneously
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: 2Ns Def. Traxler Counterattk B sac line (C57) 1/2
T Pudas vs S Sulskis, 2012 
(C57) Two Knights, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

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