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UnNormal 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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* B00 Sub-variants:

King's pawn opening
1. e4

Hippopotamus defence
1. e4 Nh6 2. d4 g6 3. c4 f6

Corn stalk defence
1. e4 a5

Lemming defence
1. e4 Na6

Fred (not me)
1. e4 f5

Barnes defence
1. e4 f6

Fried fox defence
1. e4 f6 2. d4 Kf7

Carr's defence
1. e4 h6

Reversed Grob (Borg/Basman defence/macho Grob)
1. e4 g5

St. George (Baker) defence
1. e4 a6

Owen defence
1. e4 b6

Guatemala defence
1. e4 b6 2. d4 Ba6

KP, Nimzovich defence
1. e4 Nc6

KP, Nimzovich defence, Wheeler gambit
1. e4 Nc6 2. b4 Nxb4 3. c3 Nc6 4. d4

KP, Nimzovich defence
1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3

KP, Colorado counter
1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 f5

KP, Nimzovich defence
1. e4 Nc6 2. d4

KP, Nimzovich defence, Marshall gambit
1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. Nc3

KP, Nimzovich defence, Bogolyubov variation
1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3

KP, Neo-Mongoloid defence
1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 f6
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 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
A 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
M 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

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
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 L 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
A 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
J 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 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 P 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 T 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

This is a well know spurious game
F Deacon vs Morphy, 1859 
(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 HS, 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!?!
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?!
J Mora Corbera 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

Lasker resigned in a winning position (if the score is correct)
Lasker vs E J Hamilton, 1907 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 0-1

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

French Def: Advance. ML (C02) 0-1 1 of his 2 brilliancy prizes!
E Formanek vs Bradford, 1979 
(C02) French, Advance, 34 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Guimard Defense (C03) 0-1 Strange indeed
Keres vs Petrosian, 1950 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

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

Black draw despite having two seventh rank pawns vs a rook!!!
Keres vs 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 V 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

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

the worst game between GMs that I've seen in a long while
Nakamura vs J Xiong, 2020 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: General (C21) 1-0 Both Bishops deflect Black Q
S Rubin vs David L Lee, 1971 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

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

Center Game: Paulsen Attk (C22) 1-0 Learn to forgive yourself!
H W Apperly vs G H M Addison, 1897 
(C22) Center Game, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Much like Babe Ruth, the gallant Max Lange calls his shot!!!
M Lange vs Schierstedt, 1856 
(C25) Vienna, 21 moves, 1-0

Twas played between James A. Leonard & Frederick Perrin
J A Leonard vs F Perrin, 1861  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 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

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

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

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

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

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var (C41) 1-0 Octopus Mate
V Nevednichy vs M Kristovic, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

73 consecutive queen moves record was broken in the 1990s
Mackenzie vs J Mason, 1882 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 144 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Scotch Gambit. Advance Var (C45) 1-0 5 Pawns on c-file?!
M Rybak vs P Krupkova, 1994 
(C45) Scotch Game, 23 moves, 1-0

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

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

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, Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 3 Ns on edge
G Lane vs N Garcia Vicente, 1989 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2 Ns Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 1-0 4 Bs on b-file!
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 R Henry / R 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

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

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"!
R 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 Defense (C65) 1-0 Copycat 18...Bd7
Caruana vs V S Gujrathi, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 119 moves, 1-0

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

Teenager upsets female world champion! Use video link.
Ju Wenjun vs C Yip, 2020 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 57 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
J 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!
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

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

The first capture of the game takes place on move 45.
Gheorghiu vs Matulovic, 1970 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 60 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Beefeater Variation (A40) · 0-1
G Taylor vs I 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 F Borsdorff, 1973 
(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 Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense (A41) 0-1 Rather UNIQUE play!
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!
A 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 D G 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 J 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 A 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!!
A 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 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

#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 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 
(C26) Vienna, 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

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

A tripled passed pawn emerges on the board.
Timman vs J Smeets, 2006 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: 4.Bc4 b5 (B06) 0-1 Late castling record?
S Caglar vs S Gvetadze, 2017 
(B06) Robatsch, 39 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Bg7 (B06) 1-0 Good for a smile
J Asik vs K Papas, 2001 
(B06) Robatsch, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Staunton-Cochrane Var (B20) 0-1 World Record
Robert S Robinson vs F Rhine, 2019 
(B20) Sicilian, 17 moves, 0-1

“the bandit of the chessboards."
G Botterill vs Mecking, 1972 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicil Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Self-fork
J Naylor vs D J O'Donoghue, 2013 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian (B53) 1-0 unique smothered mate!!
L Saunina vs T Chekhova-Kostina, 1980 
(B53) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian (B30) 0-1 Brilliant checkmate awaits!
Arthur J Ansaldo vs C G M Watson, 1924 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Not bad for a 95-year-old
E Karklins vs J Damocles, 2010 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Norway 2020: end of a 125 game streak without a loss
Duda vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 63 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5: Anderssen Counterattack 4.d4 e5 (B01) 1-0
Blackburne vs Dr. Jover, 1891 
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 1-0

game between WC farthest apart (Smyslov at #7 and Anand at #15)
Anand vs Smyslov, 1989 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

May-11-18 whiteshark: The Most Ridiculous Game U Will Ever See
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 1-0 Corner thy own N?
Spassky vs Short, 1982 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 48 moves, 1-0

This shows how dumb computers can be.
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018  
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

This is the famous Pawn Diamond game
Wolff vs M Ginsburg, 1983 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 1-0 Beautiful configuration!
L Esselink vs M Trout, 1973 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 18 moves, 1-0

Believe it or not, anand spent 1:43 minutes on his fourth move
Smirin vs Anand, 1994 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

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

French Def: Winawer Var (C15) 1-0 K's original square face-off
T Thorhallsson vs I Johannesson, 2003 
(C15) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

examples of a mutual blunder in a World Championship match?
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 38 moves, 1-0

unusually passive way to win—by never venturing past the 4th rk
F Bethge vs Legal, 1930 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

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