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Uncommon and Unusual Impeached Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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All ECO C games have been removed to make more room.

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Here's a brief, incomplete list of less common openings. This is collection is not all about openings. Strange play and ghostly happenings is vibrating about.

Alekhine's Defense (Brooklyn Defense)
1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Ng8

Amar Gambit
1. Nh3 d5 2. g3 e5 3. f4 Bxh3 4. Bxh3 exf4 5. O-O

Amazon
1. d4 d5 2. Qd3

Baker Defense
1. e4 a6

Basman Defense
1. e4 g5

Battambang
1. Nc3 2. a3

Black Knights' Tango
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 Nc6

Colorado Counter
1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 f5

Dada Gambit
1. g3 e5 2. Bg2 d5 3. b4

Damiano's Defense
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6

Dory Defense
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 Ne4

Guatemala Defense
1. e4 b6 2. d4 Ba6

Heinrich Wagner Gambit
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 c5 4. e4

Hippopotamus
...g6,...f6,...e6,...d6

Latvian Gambit (Corkscrew Variation)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 3. Ne5 Nf6 4. Bc4 fxe4 5. Nxf7 Qe7 6. Nxh8 d5

Lemming
1. e4 Na6

Lisitsin Gambit
1. Nf3 f5 2. e4

Mengarini Attack
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Qc2

Mieses Opening
1. d3

Modern Defense (Pterodactyl)
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. c4 d6 4. Nc3 c5 5. Nf3 Qa5

Modern Defense (Randspringer Variation)
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. c4 d6 4. Nc3 f5

Napoleon
1. e4 e5 2. Qf3

Pantelidakis Countergambit
1.e4 e5 2.f4 f5

Paris Opening
1. Nh3

Ponziani Opening
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3

Queen's Bishop Attack
1. d4 d5 2. Bg5

Santasiere's Folly
1. Nf3 d5 2. b4

Saragossa Opening
1. c3

Van't Kruij's Opening
1. e3

Venezolana
d3, Nc3, g3

Woozle
1. d4 c5 2. d5 Nf6 3. Nc3 Qa5

* 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.

* Here's a link to Tim Krabbe's (far out) Chess Records: https://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/record...

* 15 minutes of TV fame: Game Collection: Chess players on gameshows

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_pattern
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

The alleged "shortest master game" at that time
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Lazard Gambit (A45) 0-1 Addition to Lazard's Mini
Montjanu vs Choare, 1948 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

The shortest decisive master game (not a forfeit or protest)
Z Djordjevic vs M Kovacevic, 1984 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 0-1

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

Did Fischer have a perfect score with the English Opening?!
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A10) English, 1 moves, 1-0

What?! White 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: Bird's Opening
Van Kessel vs Rensen, 1990 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

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

Fool's Mate
L Darling vs R Wood, 1983 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 2 moves, 0-1

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

1.h3? He had to know something was up w/his opponent
C Van der Zee vs E Dluski, 1993 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 1 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

Ware Opening 1.a4; Giuoco Piano gone bad.
P Ware vs J A Congdon, 1880 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 79 moves, 1/2-1/2

How can he risk his pawn structure and survive the MG?
P Ware vs E Delmar, 1880 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 57 moves, 0-1

Ware 1.a4 transposes to the Polish Opening.
G Welling vs P A Boll, 1986 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 1/2-1/2

Creepy Crawly miniature more like a Polish
G Welling vs F Obers, 1992 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening transposes to French Exchange 4.c4 Nf6
Tartakower vs Fahrni, 1911 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3 (A00) 1-0 f6 is viable against b3
Owen vs Burn, 1875 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening (A00)0-1 First castling on record; P storm
NN vs Lucena, 1497 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Unwise Opening beats Wise Man from the East.
D Gedult vs Melchior, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

"Gedult Opening" transpose C-K Fantasy Var: 1e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.f3
Fine vs J Rappaport, 1931 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Gedult Opening/Barnes Opening 1.f3 turned into a gambit
Boquay vs NN, 1864 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Barnes/Gedult Opening 1.f3? (A00) 0-1 Masterly foolishness
I Schneider vs Van Wely, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 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) ˇ 1/2-1/2
D Alaslar vs B de Cat, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Barnes Opening: Hammerschlag (A00) 1-0 Castle by hand
S Williams vs M Simons, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Barnes Opening: Walkerling (A00) 1-0 1 defender isn't enough
H Walkerling vs Nagy, 1930 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening (A00) 0-1 5 pawns on 3rd w/fianchetto loses
R Ortega vs Ivkov, 1962 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 1-0 Transposes to Torre vs Tartak
Hort vs P Cramling, 1984 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 1-0 White gains space
A D Martin vs M Basman, 1984 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2Gains time, Bs of same color EG
Tartakower vs Reti, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Saragossa Opening (A00) 1-0 Target the loose rook
T Gelashvili vs I Chighladze, 2003 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening 1c3 (A00) 1-0 Played back in 1515
Lucena vs Quintana, 1515 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Kadas Opening 1.h4 (A00) 1/2-1/2
R Fabry vs L Dobrovolsky, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kadas Opening 1.h4 (A00) 0-1 Weak pawn structure, blockade
R Fabry vs Z Radojevic, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

1.h4 Kadas Opening Miniature Outnumbered Capture w/Check
G Welling vs E ten Haaf, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

That's what you get for not showing up.
K Grigorian vs Savon, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 1 moves, 1-0

Kadas Opening 1.h4?! (A00) 1-0 Fritz played like a wood pusher
E Nemeth vs Fritz, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

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

Kadas Opening 1.h4 (A00) 1-0 Tranposes to Q Pawn
Hector vs P Boersma, 1986 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 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

Sodium Creepy Crawly; Black Combo Fails
D Martinidesz vs S Docx, 1992 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening 1.a3 (A00) 1-0 Plenty of counterplay
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 77 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening 1.a3 /Creepy Crawly (A00) 1-0She grabbed a P
R Lichtenscheidt vs J Kohtz, 1862 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening: General (A00) 1/2-1/2 1 move
T Balogh vs M Manik, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 1 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anderssen Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2 Read blogger notes
Larry Evans vs H Gordon, 1946 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kolty could sac!
Koltanowski vs Love, 1949 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening (A00) 1-0 Black opens w/10 straight pawn moves
C Bloodgood vs L Bostic, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening (A00) 0-1Nakamura drove computer crazy w/6 bishops
Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 255 moves, 0-1

Unusual game w/a King shuffle
Nezhmetdinov vs Ujtelky, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 75 moves, 0-1

Black resigns down a pawn thinking he'll lose more material
Koltanowski vs NN, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Link to "Memory and Chess" discusses Fischer's memory
Fischer vs W Beach, 1963 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Clemenz Opening 1.h3 into Colle (A00) 1-0Terrific Kside attack
Fine vs A Simonson, 1932 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Blackburne won a "Special Brilliancy Prize" for this game
Blackburne vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Alexander Alekhine's Best Games, a stunning rook lift debated
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

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

Wall of Shame is a bad imitation of a White Hedgehog A00 0-1 13
A Onishko vs M Leonov, 2002 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Uncommon Opening (A00) ˇ 1/2-1/2
Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 1/2-1/2

Amar Opening: Gent Gambit (A00) 1-0 Bad opening, good recovery
G Welling vs T Peleman, 1986 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) 0-1 Photos
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 0-1

Anti-computer strategy; Horsing around w/6 Kts...won't resign
Crafty vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 155 moves, 0-1

Earliest piece sac in the DB (exchange sac on move 2)
A Smirnov vs V Shepelev, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Hungarian Opening/Dbl Fio Reti (A00) 1-0 4Knights no guarantees
M Hennigan vs Chandler, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Bg2, Bb2 v Dutch Stonewall (A00) 1/2-1/2 She's a 10
D Kokarev vs V Ponfilenok, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish 1.b4 c5 Birmingham Gambit (A00) 1-0 Swallow's Tail #
B Tiller vs L Lovik, 2009 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening Exchange ML (A00) 0-1 En passant Mate!
I Korepanova vs A Tishkov, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Santasiere's Folly (A06) 0-1 4 in the b-file
O Gritsayeva vs O Girya, 2014 
(A06) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst): Reversed Nimzowitsch (A00) 1-0 Legall's Mate
O Bjarnason vs V Dittler, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 1-0 Good shooting Emperor!
Napoleon Bonaparte vs Madame De Remusat, 1804 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 1-0 Notes by Eric Schiller
D D van Geet vs Guyt, 1967  
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Myers Defense (A00)
N McInnes vs B de Cat, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hungarian Opening e5, d5 (A00) 1-0 13.Re5 lift is rare indeed!
Larsen vs Gruenfeld, 1961 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Paris Gambit (A00) 1-0 The six pawn gambit?!
H E Myers vs Tirso Alvarez, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 White musn't move on qside
M Greenwalt vs B Wall, 1983 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

"The Pearl of Poznan"; Bird Opening, sacs for passers
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

8 Pawns on the 4th Rank beats the computer
B V Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 0-1 Protest->Expelled
I Penko vs Jernej Novak, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Artic Defense? (A04) Take my R or N; connected doubled pawns!?
P Hammargren vs E J Diemer, 1974 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Yeah, don't develop, move pawns! Hilarious mate!
NN vs E J Diemer, 1984 
(A04) Reti Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

1.Nf3 g5?!? Herrstrom Gambit (A04) 0-1 Blindfold simul charge!?
El Dorado vs T Gareyev, 2016 
(A04) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

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

English Anglo-Scandinavian Def. Schulz G (A10) 1-0 Q+ & fork Kt
H Lehmann vs Schulz, 1950 
(A10) English, 4 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Myers Variation (A10) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Taylor vs P Cody, 1980 
(A10) English, 9 moves, 0-1

Halibut Gambit (A10) 1-0 After promotion, White is up a R
Knobloch vs R Schlenker, 1983 
(A10) English, 8 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) ˇ 0-1
E A Apps vs R Schlenker, 1974 
(A10) English, 24 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) ˇ 0-1
H Sieber vs L Frenzel, 1989 
(A10) English, 30 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) ˇ 0-1
R Nurmi vs A Dunne, 1994 
(A10) English, 18 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) ˇ 0-1
F Catheley vs M Hadzikaric, 1995 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) 0-1 Hanging Queen
Pedersen vs I Burchard, 1995 
(A10) English, 24 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) ˇ 0-1
P Sassi vs D Lardot, 1996 
(A10) English, 43 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) ˇ 0-1
M Goetz vs T Gietl, 1997 
(A10) English, 41 moves, 0-1

English Opening (A10) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate in 10 moves?!?!
J Upmark vs Robin Johansson, 1995 
(A10) English, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Great Snake Variation (A10) 0-1 Opening Q Sac
H Uuetoa vs A Mayo, 1999 
(A10) English, 48 moves, 0-1

U ever seen Discovered Check response by Discovered Check!?!
R Garcia vs E Figueroa, 1963 
(A10) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Why did Korchnoi resign here?
Korchnoi vs I Sokolov, 1994 
(A20) English, 14 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit, Mosquito Gambit (A40) 1/2-1/2Agreed beforehand
Miles vs Huebner, 1985 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Benoni Def: King's Indian System (A56) 1/2-1/2 A world-record?!
K Rogoff vs A H Williams, 1969 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 106 moves, 1/2-1/2

You won't believe your eyes.
V Malinin vs V Savinov, 1988 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully (A58) 1/2-1/2 What are the odds?
H MacGrillen vs E Formanek, 1973 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

White R captures pawn, 2 R's, Q & B. Never saw anything like it
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Ripley loses in 11, believe it or not
J M Ripley vs O Hardy, 1963 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 11 moves, 0-1

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

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) ˇ 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pseudo-Stonewall Attack; The Original Alekhine's Block?!
Alekhine vs V Ostrogsky, 1910 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

checkers/whist/blind chess simul (1900) 1-0, 21 moves Boden's #
Pillsbury vs NN, 1900 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Not a real Colle System (D05) 0-1 Lost sight of the position
Alekhine vs Ecole Polytechnique Paris, 1925 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Black K never moves! Less common up close Q fork ends game.
Pillsbury vs Marshall, 1894 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 0-1

The Crazy Rook Draw: Immunity or Stalemate capture
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

"V for Victory"; a unique formation and slick break through
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

White drops a piece on move 5, but wins. The loser becomes WC!
L Galojan vs A Ushenina, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Slav Czech. Wiesbaden Sharp line (D17) ˇ 1/2-1/2
Kramnik vs Lautier, 1994 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

The worst game in world championship history?
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 63 moves, 0-1

The worst blunder by a reigning world champion
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

No Way to Treat A Lady: The best game prize at Gibraltar
L Javakhishvili vs R Edouard, 2015 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Check by castling nabs the wayward rook
NN vs G Abrahams, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Marshall Gambit (D31) 1-0 Tripled Pawns Win
J Turn vs K Makarczyk, 1936
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Three pawns on the 7th rank isn't the half of it.
D Birnbaum vs E Relange, 1995 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tarrasch Def, Schara G (D32) 1-0 4 consecutive pawn captures!
D Fidlow vs A Maier, 1959 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 1-0

Classical Tarrasch Gambit(D34) 0-1Worlds longest roller coaster
B Gundavaa vs S Collins, 2010 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 101 moves, 0-1

LINK TO CHESS ENGINES IN BLOGGER NOTES
Aronian vs Caruana, 2015 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik System (D44) 0-1 Unordinary Rooks
M Szigeti vs Benko, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

63...Ra7 is a draw by threefold repetition. Anand blew tie 1st
Radjabov vs Anand, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 85 moves, 1-0

An underpromotion+ saves the draw in a basic R vs P ending
A Evdokimov vs Sveshnikov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Both players miss the hangers
D Zagorskis vs B Gasiorowski, 2006 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

Grandmaster plays ONLY move that allows an instant mate
Beliavsky vs L E Johannessen, 2002 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 69 moves, 0-1

White could have claimed a draw by three-time repetition
Rotlewi vs Teichmann, 1911 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 69 moves, 0-1

They dyed my shoes. Open those shoes by offramp
A Giri vs Caruana, 2016 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 96 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two underpromotions to BISHOPS!? (It didn't much matter.)
Vidmar vs Maroczy, 1932 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 129 moves, 1/2-1/2

He did not lose on time. It's a score keeping violation.
W So vs Akobian, 2015 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

QGD Tarrasch Def (D32) 0-1 Black won by making only pawn moves!
NN vs H Bruening, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

QGD Capablanca (D43) 1-0 Victory w/tripled pawns is rare
Carlos Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Russian. Prins Var (D97) 1-0 Black Q never moves
Piket vs Kasparov, 1995 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 41 moves, 1-0

Castle-mate
Anand vs Svidler, 1999 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 31 moves, 1-0

Nh3
L Boeye vs E Denayer, 2001 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Horowitz said "One bad move ruins forty good ones."
G Garcia vs Ivkov, 1965 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

An unusual trap of a rook by a bishop-so queen can gobble it
Smyslov vs Tolush, 1961 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Trapped pair of Rs
Ivkov vs I Kanko, 1963 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense (E11) 1-0 Black meant to defend w/4...Qe7
L Palau vs S Kalabar, 1927 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

215 moves in about 5 minutes is amazing... Q sac stalemate!
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 215 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi to arbiter: "Can I castle if my rook is attacked?"
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

JimmyVermeer's blog: Forced mate in 42
Y Stepak vs Y Mashian, 1980 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 193 moves, 1-0

The wife and mistress in the same playing hall. Poor Don Jose.
Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

Odd Name Claim to Fame (not really, but that's life)
O Arvoll vs O Lie, 1965 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Barry Attack vs NY System (D00) 1/2-1/2 it got WhAcKy
Jobava vs R Hovhannisyan, 2014 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Flohr Bewitched by an Illusion D02 0-1 25
Flohr vs Grob, 1933 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Very, VERY unique mate!!
S S Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1905 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Krause Variation (D02) 1-0 Royal fork+ loses?!
Swiderski vs J N Berger, 1908 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Four(!) pawns are sent to the 2nd rank to seize the win!
F J Lee vs H Shoosmith, 1904 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

QGD Copycat (D02) 1-0 Quad Pawns in 18, Hogs on 8th
E E Colman vs H Jacobs, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

A "rainbow of bishops and knights" ŕ la Dodge-Houghteling
V Sultanov vs S Kamaletdinov, 2011 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Rook Trio: Underpromotion prevents Q sac for Stalemate
D Dordzhieva vs Kosteniuk, 2018 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 117 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack puts 4 Bs on c-file (D00) 1/2-Down to the last
Sultan Khan vs Tartakower, 1931 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle System (D05) 1/2-1/2 The wrong-colored bishop
Carlsen vs A Giri, 2017 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 123 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Def: Leningrad Var (E30) 0-1 Queen's Knight Tour
Alie H/Hasan vs Alekhine, 1933 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 39 moves, 0-1

Swindled into a capture stalemate or immune perpetual check
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Near structural symmetry after 20.Rdd1 but Black win in 5 moves
R Pruun vs Keres, 1931 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

KID Normal. K's Knight Var (E60) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate blunder
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 1998 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Black b8 knight makes six moves to stalemate itself
Alekhine vs N E Schwartz, 1926 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 54 moves, 1-0

Giving away a won game: Swallow's Tail/Gueridon Mate in one
Xu Yuanyuan vs I Charkhalashvili, 2001 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 88 moves, 0-1

KID Yugoslav Exch (E66) 0-1 Petro returned to table, blundered
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 36 moves, 0-1

KID. Four Pawns Attack (E76) 1/2-1/2 Movie scene fabrications
J Sarwer vs Waitzkin, 1986 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bonnerjee Mohishunder helped generate the term "Indian Defense"
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1853 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch Variation (E80) 1/2-1/2 Fortress; No Breakthrough
A Petrosian vs L Hazai, 1970 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

16.Nxd4Ne5 for those that like shape shifting
Hort vs Robert E Byrne, 1962 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 18 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Def. Orthodox. Glek Def (E94) 1-0Blindfold blunder
Kramnik vs Shirov, 2001 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 14 moves, 1-0

This is the longest game (over 20 hours) of chess history
I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hungarian Opening: General(A00) 1/2-Castle by hand - fianchetto
Sveshnikov vs Alburt, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ugly Black defense but White loses time, space, disconnected Rs
J Matynia vs L Day, 1966 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack vs 1...a5 (A01) 0-1 Ugly step-child chess
R Rapport vs A Adly, 2015 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern (A01) 1-0 Uncommon finish
A Sokolov vs S Milliet, 2015 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From G. 2 Knights (A02) 1-0 White survives K walk
H Danielsen vs Pokorna, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Double Duck Formation (A02) 1-0 Double diagonal checks
E Williams vs A Henderson, 1845 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: General (A02) 1-0 Maniac chess by Basman
M Basman vs A J Whiteley, 1973 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 48 moves, 1-0

Bird begins with his move 1 f4-pawn NEVER moves thereafter.
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 102 moves, 1-0

Uncommon but not unsound
D J Hacche vs I Bjelobrk, 2001
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

A04 0-1 75 A most embarrassing Queen sacrifice??
N J Fries-Nielsen vs Hoi, 1981 
(A04) Reti Opening, 75 moves, 0-1

A pretty mate with two discovered checks by Blacks' king.
I D Dorfman vs Tseshkovsky, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Ross Gambit (A04) 0-1 Never seen this before
I Theodorovich vs H Ridout, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 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

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

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

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

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

Polish Defense Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07) ˇ 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

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

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

English vs Hippo (A10) 1-0N sac opens diagonal for g7 crossfire
E Ghaem Maghami vs R Bancod, 2004 
(A10) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Agincourt Defense; 23.Ne4 ! Offering the d3 Rook (...Nxd3)
Tal vs Van der Wiel, 1982 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Gain time on queen while building a battery against the block
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1911 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Defense QID Formation (A15) Too Mobile
Agrest vs Ponomariov, 2003 
(A15) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Q sacrifice, B check, and a rarity...K move to checkmate
D Cummings vs G Basanta, 1999 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knt Var (A15) 0-1 Waiting works
Kharlov vs M Kobalia, 2004 
(A15) English, 66 moves, 0-1

Check out this stunning finish and the final position!!
Benko vs W Hartmann, 1984 
(A16) English, 21 moves, 0-1

Yuri Averbakh protested legal 0-0-0?!?
Averbakh vs Purdy, 1960 
(A16) English, 48 moves, 1-0

White didn't move d or e pawn for 27 moves!!
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Chiburdanidze, 2004 
(A17) English, 39 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Qs Indian(A17) 1-0 7th Q will decide
D Anton Guijarro vs A Franco, 2011 
(A17) English, 82 moves, 1-0

King's English. Reversed Sicil (A21) 0-1 Q sac avoids perpetual
R Toran Albero vs Tal, 1961 
(A21) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Notes by Raymond Keene: English Opening, Bellon gambit
Keene vs K Wockenfuss, 1977  
(A22) English, 20 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 B Underpromo
A Reshko vs O Kaminsky, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

K's English 4 Knights Fianchetto (A29)1/2-1/2 Stalemate blunder
Kasparov vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Symmetrical. Normal (A34) 0-1 4 different units in mid
Quinteros vs Dzindzichashvili, 1980 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Botvinnik System (A36) 1-0Speed promotion
G Minchev vs K Kolev, 1991 
(A36) English, 37 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Botvinnik System (A36) 1-0 2 Q's lose!
A Reshko vs V Faibisovich, 1969 
(A36) English, 25 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. 2 Knts (A37) 1-0Check-less K hunt
Botvinnik vs Gligoric, 1956 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Modern Def. g6 Fianchetto (A40) 1-0 Caught by Correspondence
J F Campbell vs A Ehrlich, 1990  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 3 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

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

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

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

Gibbins-Weidenhagen Gambit 2.g4 vs Indian Def (A45) 1-0 K walks
D Barron vs P Gardner, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Stonewall / Colle-Rubinstein (A45) 1/2-1/2 Dry race to exchange
Marshall vs Euwe, 1929 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Very unusual...the winning White K walks to h8 in the MG!
J van Ruitenburg vs S Castellani, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Pawn Push Variation (A45) ˇ 0-1 Never seen before
M Muslimovic vs F Bistric, 2003 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

A novel finish with two en prise queens...
L Trent vs D Tan, 2002 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 0-1 Watch the solo K charge!
A Bigg vs Pavel Dimitrov, 2008 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Mr. Day's personal record for Slow Castling is 43 moves!
D Norwood vs L Day, 1989 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 Q blunder
Bacrot vs M Vukic, 2004 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

King's Indian. Fianchetto Var (A49) 1-0 A dozen moves of minors
K Klaman vs L Potucek, 1946 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 33 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Pyrenees Gambit (A50) 0-1 Mate threat on h-file
Kasparov vs W Cotrina, 1993 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Janowski Var (A53) 0-1 Ng2 & Ng7?!
S Strating vs V Georgiev, 2000 
(A53) Old Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 0-1 The Bxe2+ sacrifice
V Iotov vs M Nikolov, 2004 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 32 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Modern Var (A60) 0-1 She didn't move an inch
J Mileika vs Tal, 1953 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def. Blackmar's Second G. (A80)1-0 Uncommon Ns Strategy
Tal vs K Klasup, 1952 
(A80) Dutch, 64 moves, 1-0

Friendly Blitz - Bronstein only managed to defeat Spassky once
Bronstein vs Spassky, 1961 
(A80) Dutch, 17 moves, 1-0

the immortal repitititititition gamemememe
G Neumann vs Steinitz, 1870 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 124 moves, 0-1

Piazzini's sitting center...! A strange way to victory...
Guimard vs L Piazzini, 1938 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Historic 500 first-place victories ! ! ! ! !
P Salathe vs J A Curdo, 1994 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

Classical Dutch, the Mason-Bird episode.
J Mason vs Bird, 1882 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 30 moves, 0-1

Black essentially eliminates White's R from the game until he..
L Aronson vs Tal, 1957 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 36 moves, 0-1

16 consecutive pawn moves to start (8 ply) D20 1-0 23
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: General (D20) 1-0Big grin on your face
H Bernstein vs Bisguier, 1946 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 46 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Traditional, 4 Knights Gambit(D30) 0-1
A Schmied vs J Aagaard, 1995 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

Castle with Check
Wang Yue vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

QGD: Harrwitz Attack. Fianchetto Def (D37) 1/2-1/2 Surprise!
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2019 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

You take my kingdom and I'll have yours
A Roos vs B Fleurquin, 2014 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 64 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Unusual X-ray mate
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Meran Var (D48) 1-0 Superior penetration
I Rabinovich vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1925 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 32 moves, 1-0

56 moves in Queens D70 1/2-1/2 93
C Pilnick vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Delayed Exchange (D76) 0-1 g-file log jam!?
Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2015 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 44 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Three Knts. Hungarian Attk (D92) 1-0 Cozy Corner
F Reinfeld vs N Grossman, 1936 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 36 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

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

Pirc Defense: General (B07) 1-0 Stay-at-Home Kings
A Williams vs H Itkis, 2011 
(B07) Pirc, 27 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

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

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

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

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

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

Adams did not claim a draw by threefold repetition of position
Adams vs Anand, 1992 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 58 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 Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Is your roof on fire?
R Mamedov vs U Bajarani, 2010 
(B53) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Dutch Defense: a bizarre draw by perpetual
Miles vs Vaisser, 1998 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Def (A06) 1-0 Unusual play
L Zaitseva vs O Stjazhkina, 1999 
(A06) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Two knights versus pawn is an ending that has vexed GMs
L N Enequist vs M Fish, 1934 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 101 moves, 1-0

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