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Promotions/Attempts, Some Better Than Others
Compiled by fredthebear

It's a lot like asking a woman out on a date. Your pawn structure and tempo definitely have an affect on the result.

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* Underpromotions: Game Collection: Games With Two Knight Promotions

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Slow Var (C52) 1-0 Q promo #!!
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Benoni-Indian Def. Kside move order (A43) 0-1 Discovery on diag
L Roberts vs J Sarfati, 1998 
(A43) Old Benoni, 21 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Promotion #
F Rhine vs NN, 2019 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Blitz
Nunn vs Carlos Laplaza Ara, 1992
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Short Var 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (B12) 1-0
S Sjugirov vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Sacs for promotion!
Levin vs A Makarov, 1957
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Common unpin wins in 11
D Genz vs D Boehmer, 1985 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) 1-0 Publish this!
A Sandrin vs J C Barnes, 1954 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 19 moves, 1-0

QGD: Three Knights. General 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (D37)1-0 g-pawn thrust
So vs Nakamura, 2020 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake Variation (A10) 1-0 Q trap
Smyslov vs S Schweber, 1966 
(A10) English, 30 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Two Knights Line (A37) 0-1 P race
W Schinzel vs A Planinc, 1979 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 72 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Averbakh Var (A42) 0-1 Connected passers
W Heinig vs Knaak, 1974 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 56 moves, 0-1

Game 1 in "Lasker's Manual of Chess" by Emanuel Lasker
Capablanca vs Yates, 1924 
(A48) King's Indian, 77 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def: Alekhine Var (A52) 1-0 Central passer, battery
Fine vs G Page, 1933 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Classical. Stonewall Var (A95) 0-1 Promotion
E Keller-Herrmann vs N Hruskova-Belska, 1949 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 78 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian. Advance Var (B00) 1-0
S Bernstein vs H R Morris, 1940
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Exchange Var (B03) 0-1 B pair vs R pair
D Coleman vs T Hillarp Persson, 1999 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Czech Def both 0-0-0 (B07) 1-0 Nxf7 is immune
Keres vs Ufimtsev, 1967 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

22...? is #150 in Lev Alburt's 'Chess Training Pocket Book'.
Pilnik vs Geller, 1955 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 5 in 'The Blockade' by Aron Nimzowitsch
Nimzowitsch vs Spielmann, 1920 
(C02) French, Advance, 61 moves, 1-0

60...g1=N to prevent a fork
Aranov vs Karpov, 1962 
(C10) French, 71 moves, 0-1

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C14) 1-0 Impressive wings
Li Shilong vs Huang Qiming, 2005 
(C14) French, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

KGA. Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 15.?
J Seoane vs I Prieto, 1986 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

KGA. Modern Def (C36) 1-0 Q sacrifices here and there
L Svenonius vs M Levertin, 1876 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Urusov Gambit (C42) 0-1 White can't win w/two Qs
R Franz vs Mayet, 1858 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 1-0 Stockfish notes
So vs Yu Yangyi, 2019 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Ng5 (C55) 1-0 Long K hunt
Kolisch vs R Steel, 1861 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 237 in 'Soviet Chess 1917-1991' by Andrew Soltis
Short vs Ivanchuk, 1989 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Gedult Gambit (D00) 1-0Q sac for promo
A E Blackmar vs A Lapeyre, 1882 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Colle System Ne5 Stonewall (D05) 1-0 U.S. Open
D Root vs S Rubin, 1991 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

QGA. Classical Def. Alekhine System ML (D29) 1-0 Outside passer
Kiriakov vs I Krush, 2001 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 171 in The Guinness Book of Chess GMs by William Hartston
Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 38 in 'A Passion for Chess' by Reuben Fine
Reshevsky vs Fine, 1938 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

a textbook example of winning w/a CENTRAL PASSED P in the MG
Epishin vs Polugaevsky, 1993 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Transposes from a Bogo; Sac to create a passer
Petrosian vs Kholmov, 1982 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

QID: Classical. Traditional Var (E17) 0-1 Promotion
I Maris vs H de Groot, 2013 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

KID: Four Pawns Attack. Normal Attack (E77) 0-1 Sacs to promote
L Schulman vs Petrosian, 1967 
(E77) King's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio Ret vs Polish Def (A04) 0-1Black has lengthy initiative
Ravi Rakshitta vs S Maze, 2020 
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Copycat Dble Fianchettoes (A04) 1-0 No easy finish
Smyslov vs O H Castro Rojas, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Flohr vs Lasker, 1936 
(A06) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Alekseenko's Best
Karjakin vs K Alekseenko, 2019 
(A06) Reti Opening, 89 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack / Colle-Zuke (A06) 1-0 K charge!
Smyslov vs Sveshnikov, 1992 
(A06) Reti Opening, 52 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 Connected passed pawns
P D Bolland vs H E Price, 1925 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 72 moves, 0-1

KIA Dbl Fio vs Lasker's NY System (A07) 1-0 Zugzwang ending!
Reshevsky vs Sunye Neto, 1977 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 65 moves, 1-0

KIA vs QID (A07) 0-1 Another AN break through promotion
M Bluemich vs Nimzowitsch, 1925 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 55 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Great Snake Variation (A10) 1-0 Zwischenzug
S J Solomon vs R Nanjo, 2004 
(A10) English, 45 moves, 1-0

English vs Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A13) 0-1 overworked pawn
L Christiansen vs J N Jacobs, 1974 
(A13) English, 27 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack BxNf6 exBf6 w/g6 (A45) 0-1 2 White Q's lose
C Depasquale vs P Chan, 1986 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 0-1

QGD Bg5 Dutch Stonewall Bd6 (A84) 0-1 Sac for promotion
V Da Vilhete vs E Lin, 2014
(A84) Dutch, 75 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Rubinstein Var (A84) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858  
(A84) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Classical Var (A84) 0-1 Remove the Guard
Reti vs K Havasi, 1912 
(A84) Dutch, 41 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Rubinstein Variation (A84) · 1-0
Alekhine vs B Hallegua, 1914 
(A84) Dutch, 44 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def. Stonewall. Modern Bd6 (A90) 0-1 Perpetual+ prevented
Van Wely vs Ulybin, 2003 
(A90) Dutch, 39 moves, 0-1

Uncommon P-K4 Opening / Robatsch (B00) 1-0 Correction
T Gelashvili vs Jobava, 2002 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Four Pawns Attack (B03) 1-0 Immortal Rook Sacrif
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 88 in The Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time by J. Emms
F Braga vs Timman, 1982 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attk. Modern Def (B13) 1-0 Stockfish; 24.?
Dake vs Alekhine, 1932 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 38 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov Var (B17) 1-0 blitz; Stockfish notes
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Wing Gambit (B20) 1-0 Simul Exhibition
Lasker vs A Gadsby, 1908 
(B20) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed. Botvinnik Defense I Edge Var (B25) 0-1
L Day vs S Barbeau, 1980
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 0-1

Game 129 in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by J. Watson
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Hugely mistaken notes admitted
Ding Yixin vs Tan Zhongyi, 2012 
(B32) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: French Variation. Normal (B40) 0-1 Raking Bishops
Ujtumen vs N Gaprindashvili, 1971 
(B40) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 24.?
Lutikov vs Tal, 1965 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 0-1 Exch Sac
Geller vs Andersson, 1981 
(B83) Sicilian, 72 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical General (B83) 0-1 55...?
H Munoz Sotomayor vs H Salazar Jacob, 1990 
(B83) Sicilian, 59 moves, 0-1

Chess Review magazine article by Hans Kmoch, 1957
Janosevic vs Udovcic, 1957 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Main Line Brilliancy (B99) 1-0 24.?
V Lyukmanov vs D Jabot, 1998 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 30 moves, 1-0

French Def: Horwitz Attk. Papa-Ticulat Gambit (C00) 1-0 I'll Be
T Gelashvili vs G Mahia, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 61 moves, 1-0

French Def: Advance 6.a3 c4 ML (C02) 0-1 2-for-1 Rook, & N fork
D Provost vs K Spraggett, 1979 
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance Var 7.Be2 Nf5 (C02) 0-1
L Barden vs P N Wallis, 1949
(C02) French, Advance, 36 moves, 0-1

French Def: Advance. Main Line (C02) 1-0 blitz positional Q sac
Vachier-Lagrave vs Rapport, 2019 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 0-1 Video link
Vitiugov vs J van Foreest, 2020 
(C11) French, 62 moves, 0-1

French Alekhine-Chatard Attk. Albin-Chatard G. (C13) Stalemate
Albin vs Csank, 1890 
(C13) French, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: Winawer. Advance (C19) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1976 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

Danish G. Declined, Sorensen Def (C21) 0-1 Hook? No, Uppercut!
J Perlis vs Blackburne, 1907 
(C21) Center Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1/2-1/2 Correspondence
San Diego vs Washington, 1929
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1-0 Extra pawns
Dubois vs Dufresne, 1863
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 46 moves, 1-0

KGD. Mafia Def ...c5 & ...e5 (C30) 1-0 Unpin, hit f7 again
Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39) 0-1 promotion
A Sharko vs O Sarapu, 1984
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Mieses Variation (C45) 0-1 20...?
Macieja vs H Kallio, 1999 
(C45) Scotch Game, 60 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1-0 Unpreventable Back Ranker
J Christiansen vs Makhnev, 2017
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Nimzowitsch (Paulsen) (C49) 0-1 promotion
Kasparian vs Korchnoi, 1952 
(C49) Four Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Italian Var (C50) 1-0 U12 allows a passer?
M Boudechiche vs A Debbeche, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Center Holding Var (C53) 1-0 Remove the Def
Spielmann vs H W Shoosmith, 1907 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

Queen + 2 pawns vs. queen
Winawer vs Charousek, 1896 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 146 in 'The World's Great Chess Games' by Reuben Fine
G A Thomas vs Flohr, 1939 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 68 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Fischer vs A Di Camillo, 1956 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

G26: The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Chernev
Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1946 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Var (C90) 0-1 X-ray Defens suffers
I Lyskov vs G Borisenko, 1951 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0 Shrewd
Spassky vs Antoshin, 1965 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 68 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Zukertort Var (D02) 1-0Stockfish notes; Famous puzzle 47.?
Zukertort vs Englisch, 1883 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 moves, 1-0

"Sing a Song of Six Pawns" (game of the day May-26-2018)
Carlsen vs Jakovenko, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: General (D10) 1-0 Center struggle produces passer
J P Wallace vs D Gormally, 2006
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Three Knights Var (D15) 1/2-1/2 OCB
Bogoljubov vs P S Leonhardt, 1920 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

101 Winning Chess Strategies by Angus Dunnington, p. 36
Gruenfeld vs Tartakower, 1926  
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Def. / Semi-Slav Def. Accelerated (D31) 0-1 Notes
Burn vs Tarrasch, 1895  
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def: Rubinstein System (D33) 1-0 Ambitious Rooks!
O Chajes vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 42 in Bobby Fischer Rediscovered by Andrew Soltis
H Berliner vs Fischer, 1963 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 0-1

QGD: Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Outsider passer
Portisch vs D Keller, 1956 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange Var (D41) 1/2-1/2 A race
Carlsen vs Xiong, 2020 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Normal Var (D45) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
C Bauer vs Gelfand, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E03) 1-0 Tripled Ps destroyed ending
Smyslov vs Evans, 1952 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 65 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Mecking vs J Gonzalez, 2002
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

QID: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Main Line (E12) 0-1 55...?
B Adhiban vs Eljanov, 2017 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Promo race
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Ragozin Var (E51) 1-0 Endgame test
Koneru vs Kosteniuk, 2020 
(E51) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 61 moves, 1-0

KID: Santassiere Var (E60) 0-1 Blitz
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2018 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 66 moves, 0-1

KID: Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Protected passer
Rossolimo vs L Barden, 1949 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 54 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch Var. Normal Def (E81) 1-0 cold-blooded; 24.?
Kramnik vs Lanka, 1992 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 44 moves, 1-0

Bravo, Cheparinov ! Really nice!
Wang Yue vs I Cheparinov, 2007 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 54 moves, 0-1

KID: Accelerated Averbakh Var (E70) 0-1 On the run!
F J Perez Perez vs J Durao, 1961 
(E70) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Anti-English (B90) 0-1 Kside staircase promo
Anand vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 0-1

French Defense: 2.Qe2 Chigorin Var (C00) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1893 
(C00) French Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 Promotion
Burn vs Englisch, 1887 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo ML (C53) 0-1 Passers
N Rosenthal vs Carlsen, 2017 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System (B08) 0-1 Qside Exch sequence
Kavalek vs Suttles, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Pile on the Pin/7th rank
Rublevsky vs Jobava, 2001
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange Var (D41) 1-0 44.?
F Olafsson vs Unzicker, 1970 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 47 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening vs Bg7 & Bg4 (A06) Black invades, White scrambles
Miles vs Murey, 1981 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance (B12) 1-0 Qside majority produces passer
Nisipeanu vs R Dableo, 2004
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Old Benoni. Russian Var (A44) 1-0 Heavy pieces cross pin
Fine vs Santasiere, 1935 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Blumenfeld Var (D49) 1-0 mutual passers
C Kottnauer vs Kotov, 1946 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 55 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def: General (A43) 0-1 Closed center, Kside P storm, Pin
Emmanuel Perez vs E J Diemer, 1959
(A43) Old Benoni, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Najdorf (B90) 1-0 P race yields 2 Qs vs 2 Qs
Subramaniyam H Bharath vs Zhou Jianchao, 2020 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 74 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Bg7 Fianchetto, BxNf3 (B06) 0-1 Open g-file, passer
O Johannsson vs T Schou-Moldt, 2014 
(B06) Robatsch, 47 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) 0-1 zingers passed by
C Monroy vs T Nabaty, 2013 
(A09) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: McDonnell Attack 4 Pawns (B21) 1-0 extra piece
Kramnik vs A Chjumachenko, 1987 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Leningrad. Matulovic Var (A89) 0-1 Pawn storm
A Kremenietsky vs T Rendle, 2000 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Boleslavsky Var (B59) 0-1 Promotion next
K Muchnik vs Shamkovich, 1961 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 55 moves, 0-1

QGD: Vienna. Quiet Var (D44) 1-0 Bold combo for connected Ps
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2001 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

A classic "co-linear" move
Yifan Hou vs S Andriasyan, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. General (A30) 0-1 Beat 'em to the
J Rapport vs A Muzychuk, 2016 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 0-1

Odd f3 Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 Black underpromotion won't do
Marshall vs Alapin, 1908 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 78 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense / Hippo (B00) 0-1 Flight of the h-pawn
B de Jong-Muhren vs N Gaprindashvili, 2007 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 75 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Closed Var (C53) 0-1 apple bite 37...?
NN vs Cochrane, 1822 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal Ba3, Bb3 (C50) 1-0
Radjabov vs Bacrot, 2011 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 48 moves, 1-0

The game is printed in The Times, 2 Jan 1951, p. 6.
O'Kelly vs L Barden, 1950 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Normal. King's Knight Var (E60) 1-0 34.?
Krogius vs Jansa, 1965 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Middlegame Combinations by Peter Romanovsky
K Sterk vs Marshall, 1912 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 Gem!
Lutikov vs O Chernikov, 1978 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit Qxe5 (C02) 0-1
T Gossell vs Shulman, 2002
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

French Def: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 0-1 Connected passers
G A Thomas vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 75 moves, 0-1

QGA: Classical Def. Alekhine System ML (D29) 1-0 Brilliancy!!
K Georgiev vs Dlugy, 1983 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

Catalan, Open, Classical line (E05) 0-1 Exchange Sac Attack!
E Cordova vs A Riazantsev, 2020 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Hungarian vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A00) 0-1 Kside P storm
Tischbierek vs Chekhov, 1985 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

KID: Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 0-1 U10 - tempo matters
Bacrot vs McShane, 1992 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B78) 1-0 Hot water for both Ks
J Rowson vs D Tan, 2002 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 29 moves, 1-0

English vs Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 0-1 Clear the way
O Badelka vs Zhou Jianchao, 2020
(A13) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 1-0 Passed Pawn
B Verlinsky vs V Kirillov, 1931
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 34 moves, 1-0

(35) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Capablanca vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicil Scheveningen. Classical/Hedgehog (B84) 0-1 Central Passer
W Schubert vs Suba, 1986 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav. New York System (A12) 1-0 Underpromo
S Bogdanovich vs Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy, 2017 
(A12) English with b3, 86 moves, 1-0

"The Scrapes of Rath" (game of the day Oct-20-2005)
U Rath vs L D Evans, 1981 
(A14) English, 42 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Exch. Classical Var (D86) 1-0 Q sac for passer
Larsen vs B Soderborg, 1957
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 40 moves, 1-0

Mikenas Defense (A40) 1-0 Both 0-0-0; B-Q Battery threats
S Volkov vs B Savchenko, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Q Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 0-1 Remove the Guard, promo
Birbrager vs Suetin, 1964 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

polygamy and underpromotion in the same game
Shen Yang vs Zhou Jianchao, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 114 moves, 0-1

Sarratt Attack Qc1 vs Qb6 (D00) 1-0 Which passer survives?
I Miladinovic vs C Kleijn, 2017
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Wing Gambit (C00) 1-0 Bxh7+, Ng5+ etc.
P Corbin vs B Gebregziabher, 2008 
(C00) French Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Queen's Knight Var (A85) 1-0 tactical flourish
G Welling vs J A Nilssen, 1997 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 28 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Bg4-Ne5 (A03) 1-0 Hungry Pawn
L Nicholls vs R L Perry, 2016
(A03) Bird's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attk. Modern ML (C89) 0-1 Sarfati notes
M Sonter vs J Sarfati, 2005  
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 42 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attk (C56) 0-1Useless Qs
A N Rubinsztein vs H Winkler, 1983 
(C56) Two Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Three Knights. Hungarian Var (D93) 0-1 Ps disapp
Byrk vs Litvinov, 1970 
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 35 moves, 0-1

QID: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Main Line (E12) 0-1Stockfish
Piket vs Kasparov, 1999 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed St. George Bb7 vs Bg2 (B25) 0-1 Qside passers
F Steil-Antoni vs Kosteniuk, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical. Central Var (C64) 1-0 Zugzwang
G N Gopal vs Lenderman, 2008 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 81 moves, 1-0

"Are you smarter than a fifth-grader?"
Carlsen vs P N Royset, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Schlechter Def (E52) 0-1 Black has the pressure
P Maletin vs A Riazantsev, 2014 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 0-1 Promotion won't
M Bagi vs Zvjaginsev, 2019 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 61 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 0-1 Monster Passed Pawns
McShane vs Kramnik, 2011 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening (A04) 1-0 Commanding White queen!
R Jumabayev vs S Chanda, 2020 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Queen Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 1-0 Pawn Storm
Mikhalevski vs Azmaiparashvili, 1995 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

"The Jury is Out" (game of the day Dec-27-2017)
J Grachev vs V Akselrod, 2001 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 58 moves, 0-1

French Def: Classical. Burn Var Morozevich Line (C11) 1-0 QvsR
Shirov vs Timman, 2004 
(C11) French, 100 moves, 1-0

K's English. Troger Def (A21) 1/2-1/2 Don't jump to conclusions
I Ivanov vs Kupreichik, 1979 
(A21) English, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15) 0-1
Skembris vs T Gelashvili, 2004
(E15) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Normal Var (B45) 1-0 Q sac w/windmill
L'Ami vs Van Wely, 2017 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 45 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 promotion
S Chanda vs V Gunina, 2016
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 45 moves, 1-0

English Def (A10) 0-1 resembles Matovinsky Gambit, Owen Defense
R Burnett vs Kraai, 2004 
(A10) English, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional Line (B92) 0-1 34...?
N Delgado Ramirez vs Dominguez Perez, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical. Zukertort Gambit (C64) 0-1entertaining
M Schlosser vs Anand, 1990 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Botvinnik System. Lilienthal (D44) 0-1 Kside roller
Beliavsky vs Kramnik, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn General (C18) 0-1
A Kovacevic vs Drasko, 1998
(C18) French, Winawer, 60 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 1-0 Four Qs
B Socko vs Sasikiran, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 89 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 Qs & Ns riddle
S Kurkin vs A Panko, 2003 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 71 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 0-1 Passer allows capture
M Dean vs M Burrows, 2014
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. l'Hermet Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 Passer
Fressinet vs Eljanov, 2015 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

KID: Normal Var (E70) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Jonathan Sarfati
J Sarfati vs R Schmaltz, 2005 
(E70) King's Indian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Promotion+
Kasparov vs C Zelkind, 1994 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 0-1 How many?
Ilincic vs A Murariu, 2006 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 95 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Var (B96) 1-0 Promotion race
Shirov vs I Papaioannou, 2009 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian (B54) 1/2-1/2 it's viewable on line
Carlsen vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2020 
(B57) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Def 8.c3 e5 (B06) 0-1 Passer won't beat Lolli's Mate
E Alekseev vs R Mamedov, 2018 
(B06) Robatsch, 36 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Advance Var (B12) 1/2-1/2 Insufficient material
Nakamura vs Chandler, 2004
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD: Ragozin Defense (D38) 1-0 Her best game
Lagno vs Yifan Hou, 2014 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

"A Corus Line" (game of the day Jan-12-2008)
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Caruana vs Ding Liren, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 64 moves, 1-0

King's English. 4 Knts Fianchetto Lines (A29) 0-1 tempo +s
K Moutousis vs Dvoirys, 1993 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 35 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 ML. Mieses 7.Nge2 e6 (B01) 1-0 Connected Ps
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 1999 
(B01) Scandinavian, 44 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Misc. with 5.Nf3 (D73) 1-0 A good show!
Ding Liren vs Caruana, 2020 
(D73) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3, 44 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open 6.Bb5!? (B32) 1-0 Sally's report
Velimirovic vs Simic, 1998 
(B32) Sicilian, 80 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 0-1 imminent queen
Koneru vs T Bakre, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 0-1 keep the passer
H Hamdouchi vs Karpov, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 35 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto Lines (A29) 1-0 Corresp
A Shaw vs A de Groot, 1998 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1/2-1/2
M Antipov vs L Johansson, 2014 
(B30) Sicilian, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

SicilLasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Chelyabinsk Var(B33) 1-0 b1=Q+
Sulypa vs Radjabov, 2002 
(B33) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Najdorf (B96) 1-0 R skewer+ clips g1=Q promotion
Dubov vs Grischuk, 2020 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 51 moves, 1-0

"Saavedra Revisited" (game of the day Nov-30-2016)
Svidler vs Topalov, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 67 moves, 1-0

Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Chelyabinsk Var (B33) 0-1 Kibitz
Bacrot vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B33) Sicilian, 60 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: General (A80) 1-0 Qside passer
Tinsley vs L Van Vliet, 1890
(A80) Dutch, 59 moves, 1-0

KID: Normal. Rare Defenses (E90) 1-0 promotion; Stockfish notes
Carlsen vs A Korobov, 2020 
(E90) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Hromadka System (A57) 1-0 Benko beats the Benko
Benko vs Tringov, 1964 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 54 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Exchange Var (A00) 1-0 blitz tactics to promote
T Gareyev vs Dominguez Perez, 2019 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Not that knight?The other one?Not that queen?No, the other one?
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, March 19th 1896, p.9
R Breckinridge vs S Ricardo-Rocamora, 1896 
(C58) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

152 moves of armageddon
Tingjie Lei vs Lagno, 2020 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 152 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Lasker Def 8...exd4 (C52) 0-1Promos
Chigorin vs Lasker, 1897 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 57 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 0-1 armageddon
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2020 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 60 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed Transposes Open (B23) 0-1 P race winner loses
C Storey vs M Fernandez, 2014 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 0-1

French Def: Classical. Delayed Exch (C13) 0-1 Outside passer
W Ridley vs A Wallace, 1891 
(C13) French, 39 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13) 0-1Promotion, Q drops in #
Gulko vs S Agdestein, 1990 
(A13) English, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 39 in 'Korchnoi: Move by Move' by Cyrus Lakdawala
J Grefe vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 64 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Falkbeer Var (C26) 1-0 White rooks gradually rule
Dubov vs So, 2020 
(C26) Vienna, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 video link
Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Short Variation (B12) 0-1 Came up short
A Bodnaruk vs V Gunina, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Las Mil y Una Partidas (1001 Chess Games) Boris de Greiff, 2006
O Bernstein vs Janowski, 1905 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 52 moves, 1-0

A festival of captures and counter-captures!
Radjabov vs Polgar, 2003 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 2 in The Seven Deadly Chess Sins by Jonathan Rowson
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 Central passer
Csom vs Ribli, 1969 
(B27) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Nimzowitsch (Paulsen) (C49) 1-0 Exhibition
E F Schrader vs Lasker, 1906 
(C49) Four Knights, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 11 in Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs Flamberg, 1912 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Rossolimo Var (A41) 1-0 Clearance sacrifice!
O Girya vs O Gritsayeva, 2014 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 39 moves, 1-0

G38 'The Art of Positional Play' by Samuel Reshevsky. New ed.
Reshevsky vs Mednis, 1972 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Closed. Traditional 4.BxNc6 bxBc6 (B25) 1-0 31.?
Morozevich vs H Hamdouchi, 2001 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

G53 The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Chernev
E Zagoryansky vs P Romanovsky, 1943 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 63 moves, 0-1

Game 43 'The Golden Treasury of Chess' by Wellmuth & Horowitz
Staunton / Owen vs Morphy / Barnes, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal Line (E40) 1-0 Dark-squared Bishop Delight
Smyslov vs Stoltz, 1953 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 46 moves, 1-0

Oct-11-12 Great analysis by Karpov himself (Video link)
Karpov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Var (B12) 0-1 3 promotion attempts
Sasikiran vs Wojtaszek, 2019 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Fianchetto Var (A34) 1-0Promotion
B Winkelman vs Adolph Regen, 1936 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Pirc Invitation (A04) 0-1 The wrong defense
Fazekas vs N Littlewood, 1963 
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0 video link
Carlsen vs Xiong, 2020 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

NID: Classical. Noa Var (E34) 0-1 Pass the h-pawn
Vachier-Lagrave vs So, 2020 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: General (D10) 0-1 No castling
McShane vs G Jones, 2019 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Anderssen Def (C25) 0-1?? Promotion race, victory!
N Golovko vs Y Gusev, 1970 
(C25) Vienna, 53 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2 Kts Def. Polerio Def Yankovich Var (C58) 1-0 Stockfi
Tartakower vs Bogoljubov, 1927 
(C58) Two Knights, 63 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def: Grünfeld Var (E11) 0-1 Promo for a piece
W Heinig vs D Neukirch, 1974 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal. Bishop Attack (E47) 1-0 Q sac for protected passer
A Spiller vs Mednis, 1951 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 25 moves, 1-0

A race to avoid stalemate ends in a surprise checkmate
J Houska vs A D Harley, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open Var (C80) 1-0 Q sac for underpromotion
Kholmov vs K Honfi, 1959 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Blumenfeld Var (D49) 1-0 comedy
J G Sullivan vs B Stevens, 1955 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 46 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. English Attk (B80) 0-1 wide sweep
A Ortiz Fernandez-Vega vs D Komljenovic, 2005
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 43 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Two Knights. Suttles Var (B06) 0-1 Passer
G Gresser vs N Gaprindashvili, 1963 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 0-1

London System vs KID (D02) 1/2-1/2 Double the e-pawns
D Roos vs Hebden, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attack. Modern Def Czerniak Line (B13) 1-0
Jansa vs M Vukic, 1977 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 55 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack turned Stonewall Attack (D00) 0-1 Penetration
A Geller vs A Novikova, 2019
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

Owen Def. / Dutch Stonewall (A40) 1-0 Batteries, passers
J Baer vs Lasker, 1913 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch. Steiner Attack (E80) 1-0 Find the finish
I Rogers vs D Gedevanishvili, 1995 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

French Def. Advance. Euwe (C02) 0-1 Sac for passers, OCB ending
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 1-0 The White Q is too strong!
Ragozin vs Kotov, 1944
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 70 moves, 1-0

G87 in 'The Soviet Championships' Mark Taimanov & Cafferty.
Tal vs Vasiukov, 1967 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 B sac clears passers
G Oparin vs Semyon Lomasov, 2017 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 86 moves, 1-0

LEARN CHESS TACTICS by John Nunn, Chapter 1, Fork.
Lautier vs L Karlsson, 1999 
(A81) Dutch, 41 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E03) 1/2-1/2 Know how Black draws it
Barcza vs Golombek, 1952 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Classical. De la Bourdonnais Var (C53) 0-1
E Paoli vs Bisguier, 1952 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 50 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Trad Line (C54)1-0 Notes
Janowski vs A Goetz, 1891  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Exchange Var (E11) 1-0 43.?
Stahlberg vs T Salo, 1956 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Schliemann Defense (C63) · 1/2-1/2
N Hald vs L Uedemann, 1902 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: General (A10) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Tal vs Miles, 1983 
(A10) English, 60 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Adv. Van der Wiel Attk B Hunt (B12) 0-1heart-pounding
Westerinen vs Adianto, 1988 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Outside passer
So vs R Mamedov, 2015 
(B32) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

London System vs Dbl Fio Bg7, Bb7 (D02) 0-1 Rook on 2nd
Larsen vs B Andersen, 1960 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

G28 in 'Timman's Titans: My World Chess Champions'by Jan Timman
Timman vs Smyslov, 1979 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Exchange (D10) 1-0 queenside brawl over passers
Santos Latasa vs Shirov, 2020 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B23) 1-0 promote and mate w/new Q
A Illner vs D Klein, 2012
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

best game prize which was £1000
Chandler vs Vaganian, 1986 
(C18) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Balestra Mate
Yanofsky vs Reshevsky, 1957 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 52 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 0-1 promotion
I Romanenko vs C Pilnick, 1952
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 25 in My Best Games of Chess by Vishy Anand w/John Nunn
Adams vs Anand, 1993 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 40 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack. Kurajica Var (B09) 0-1 Fascinating!
R Kelson vs M Leski, 1991 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55) 1-0
L Engels vs G Weissgerber, 1931 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Exchange. Rubinstein Var (B13) 1-0 Qs exchange
Rubinstein vs J Davidson, 1921 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

Zuke 'em vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Pass a pawn and push it.
M Richter vs M Thinius, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Spellbound Clincher w/Photo
Anand vs Morozevich, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Rubinstein Var (C39) 0-1 Outside Passer
Frost vs J Pope, 1988 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 1004 in Chess Informant Best Games. 1001-1100
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

KGA. Becker Defense (C34) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish 55.!
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2020 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 56 moves, 1-0

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

Game 364 in Chess Informant Best Games 301-400
Karpov vs Chandler, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Polish Var (A46) 1-0 A changing plot
Alfred Mortlock vs T Wechsler, 1929 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Grünfeld Reversed Dbl Fio (A49) 1-0Trade off
Barcza vs J Balogh, 1941 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 20 moves, 1-0

May 2017 "Chess Life" magazine
R H Steinmeyer vs H Berliner, 1959 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations by Fred Reinfeld
Morphy vs C Stanley, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Marshall Counterattack (B40) 0-1 Promotion
E S Jackson vs Marshall, 1920 
(B40) Sicilian, 58 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 0-1 Passer
A Lombard vs Tal, 1976 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 57 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Mateo annotates
Morozevich vs A Volokitin, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 85 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06) 0-1 21...?
Xiong vs So, 2017 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 31 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack Qf3 (D00) 1-0 Kingside P roller breaks through
Showalter vs Janowski, 1899 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 video links
Anand vs Kramnik, 2020 
(C11) French, 63 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Modern (B60) 1-0 3 vs 4 passers
Nakamura vs Dubov, 2020 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 58 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Def (B12) 1-0 passer
Kryvoruchko vs N Umudova, 2019 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

English vs Anglo-Indian Def. KID Formation (A15) 1-0 Zugzwang
Wang Yue vs P Maghsoodloo, 2016 
(A15) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Karjakin vs Onischuk, 2015 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik System (D44) 1/2-1/2 Promo race
Yermolinsky vs S Atalik, 2002 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA: Classical Def. Alekhine System (D28) 1-0 Ingenious promo
Stahlberg vs E E Book, 1937 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 50 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: London System (A48) 0-1 Get yo' Rs ready first!
S Krivoshey vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A48) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Four Knts. Exchange (B45) 0-1 Stockfish; 22...?
A Reggio vs J Mieses, 1903 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

KID: Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Excellent!
Tal vs R Skuja, 1955 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 43 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Fraser Defense (C40) 1-0 sting in the tail
Duras vs A Neumann, 1903 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. ML (B99) 0-1 Mutual promotions
Wolff vs Browne, 1989
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 73 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 blitz
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2018 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 0-1
W Winter vs G J Wood, 1948 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 0-1
R Hartoch vs Lutikov, 1965 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Old Benoni. Russian Variation (A44) 1-0 notes by Stockfish
W Hanstein vs Von der Lasa, 1841 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Promotion trick
D Svetushkin vs Smirin, 2007 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

French Def: Knight Var (C00) 1/2-1/2 position thy king first!
Abigail Karyah vs Rahaf Faqeeh, 2020 
(C00) French Defense, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Goglidze Attk 3.f3 (D70) 1-0Disc+ nabs Q next
J Bernasek vs M Konopka, 2006 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf (B90) 0-1Battery long diagonal, passed P
J Klavins vs Tal, 1958 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Two Knights. Suttles Var (B06) 0-1
P Vaitonis vs Suttles, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 0-1

Veresov Attack vs Bg7 Indian Game: General (A45) 0-1 Passers
J Richmond vs Michael Smyth, 1983 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 0-1

Game 175 Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Hort vs Keres, 1961 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

KGA. Cunningham Def McCormick Def (C35) 0-1 more links
Y Kolobov vs V Zhuravliov, 1965 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 36 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 messy action
A Schwarz vs Albin, 1899 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

King's English. General (A20) 0-1 Feel the rage!
Suba vs G Milos, 1992 
(A20) English, 32 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 0-1 Promotion battery
Wu Wenjin vs Li Bo, 2005 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Vienna structure (A00) 0-1 Promotion
J Exposito Amaro vs Movsziszian, 2017 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Hippopotamus (A00) 1-0 Lawn Mower Mate
E Postny vs E Inarkiev, 2004 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

"Epic of Gilg" (game of the day Aug-28-2020)
Eliskases vs Gilg, 1934 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2009 
(D80) Grunfeld, 84 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: St. Petersburg Var (E43) 0-1 Stockfish
Harikrishna vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish; blitz
Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2020 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 0-1 promotion
M Mchedlishvili vs R Sangma, 2014 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

USA Continental Jubilee corr (1938) gem!
M Bain vs Z L Hoover, 1938 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Promotion next
K Richter vs Stahlberg, 1936 
(C13) French, 39 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attk (E97) 1-0 R+ creates pinned defender
Hjartarson vs Shaked, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening (A09) 0-1 Promotion wins the exchange
H Heinicke vs K Richter, 1938 
(A09) Reti Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

White promotes his king (A18) 0-1 Gueridon Mate
A A Murray vs F Hebert, 1949 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 58 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: Fajarowicz Var (A51) 1-0 check out the unpin
P Rethy vs K Richter, 1941 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

Build A Bridge
K Richter vs Alekhine, 1941 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 1-0 Sally says...
G Chandler vs R Ratcliff, 1983 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Four Pawns Attk. Trifunovic Var (B03) 0-1 48...?
Feldman vs Korchnoi, 1953 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Ponziani Opening: General (C44) 1-0 greedy pawn-grabbing
R Hodgson vs F K Esling, 1893 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

French Advance Lputian Var (C02) 0-1 tense, spectacular fight!
Sveshnikov vs V Moskalenko, 1987 
(C02) French, Advance, 46 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: d6, Bg7 Defense (B06) 0-1 Crossfire w/N sac!
O Renet vs M Todorcevic, 1989 
(B06) Robatsch, 23 moves, 0-1

"Holy Roller, Kashdan!" (game of the day Sep-08-2020)
Kashdan vs I A Horowitz, 1936 
(A09) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1/2-1/2
J M Hanham vs Blackburne, 1889 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. General (B70) 0-1 Promotion #
K Elflow vs A Matsuo, 2004
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Lopez Var (C33) 1-0 Promotion battle
Wilson vs Blecher, 1858 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Positional Defense (E94) 0-1 Promotion
Pinter vs Tal, 1985 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 71 moves, 0-1

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Def (C39) 1-0 blindfold
Steinitz vs C E Ranken, 1870 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Balogh Def (A82) 1-0 Sacrificial attack
Euwe vs H Weenink, 1923 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Advance Var (C18) 1-0 offramp's study
I Saric vs A Suleymanli, 2019 
(C18) French, Winawer, 71 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit. Anderssen Attk (C31) 1/2-1/2promos
F K Esling vs R Hodgson, 1893 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack (B81) 1-0
Naiditsch vs P Schlosser, 2005 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Tal Variation (B12) 0-1 BOSS
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack. Modern Def (B13) 0-1
Mamedyarov vs Smeets, 2005 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 58 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06) 0-1
Miroshnichenko vs A Rustemov, 2012 
(A06) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

Barry Attk vs Indian Game: Dbl Fianchetto(A48) 1-0 Ns&Ps ending
M Barth Stanford vs B Bok, 2009 
(A48) King's Indian, 80 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Velimirovic Attk (B89) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Tal vs Bolbochan, 1966 
(B89) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Bb2, Bg2 vs Dutch Def. Bg7 (A80) 1/2-1/2 Mutual promotions
N Berry vs T Rendle, 2012 
(A80) Dutch, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Exchange. General (C68) 1-0 Promotion technique
H Fahrni vs Burn, 1911 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 66 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Keres Var (C68) 1-0 Promotion race
Hebden vs G Lane, 1993
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf (B96) 0-1 St. Louis, MO US Championship
Robson vs M Brooks, 2009 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 76 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1 1Q vs 2Qs
Kasparov vs Lautier, 1994 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 0-1 KEG annotates!
W Cohn vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Modern. Alburt Var (B04) 1-0 Mate by promotion
Goldbar vs Praetorian, 2004 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 59 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C92) 1-0 Connected Passed Ps
A Volokitin vs Goldin, 2005 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 0-1 Correspondence
L P Spellman vs A Pearsall, 1937 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1/2- Ezzy notes
N Huschenbeth vs R Swinkels, 2008 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hungarian Opening: Sicilian Invite (A00) 1-0 prowling Bishops!
Nakamura vs D Flores, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B45) 1-0 KEG Annotates!
Pillsbury vs Blackburne, 1901 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 62 moves, 1-0

Old Benoni (A43) 1-0 deep calculation produces passer
A Galliamova vs Morozevich, 1997 
(A43) Old Benoni, 44 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Ranken Variation (C48) 1-0 offramp explains!
Bird vs J Mason, 1876 
(C48) Four Knights, 80 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 1-0Like a Rocky Marciano KO!!
I Nikolayev vs B Makovetsky, 1979 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Alekhine Var (A52) 1-0 promotion
S Williams vs N Miezis, 2004
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 promo
Leko vs Mamedyarov, 2006 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 37 moves, 1-0

Kasparov-Petrosian. Kasparov Attack (E12) 1-0 Squandered
Gelfand vs Lerner, 1987 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: General (A01) 0-1 blitz video link
Jobava vs Carlsen, 2019 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 56 moves, 0-1

featured in Jesus de la Villa's 100 Endgames You Must Know
Kamsky vs Bacrot, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 103 moves, 1-0

By move 43, as Jon Edwards says, "Black's connected passers dec
Kamsky vs Karpov, 1993 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: General (A80) · 0-1
P Krzyzanowski vs M Goodger, 2010
(A80) Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) · 1-0
K Walbrodt vs E Delmar, 1893 
(B32) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46) · 0-1
Sznapik vs Jansa, 1974 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 60 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 28...?
C Bielicki vs Smyslov, 1964 
(A28) English, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Vitolins Var (B62) 0-1 blindfold
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 51 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Defense: Semi-Averbakh System (E73) 0-1 Promotion
Sevian vs Robson, 2020 
(E73) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

staircase sequence B06 1/2-1/2 81
Ziatdinov vs Blatny, 2003 
(B06) Robatsch, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vienna (C26) 1-0 Blindfold Simul; promotion
Blackburne vs C W Wilkins, 1897 
(C28) Vienna Game, 31 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack vs C-K Def (A07) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Movsesian vs M Panarin, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Amazing passed pawn example! D11 1-0 39
Mamedyarov vs Wang Yue, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Traditional Line (C54)0-1
Marshall vs C S Howell, 1901 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 66 moves, 0-1

C25 Vienna, Paulsen 1-0 Pawn minority passes
H E Atkins vs Burille, 1897 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 63 moves, 1-0

KIA e5 vs Copycat c5 (A07) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
A Reinhard vs Fischer, 1963 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) 1/2-1/2 KEG annotates
E Delmar vs L Karpinski, 1901 
(B20) Sicilian, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 1-0 Four queens
M de Jong vs A Haitsma, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

G5: Positional Masterpieces of 2012-2015 by Naiditsch & Balogh
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) · 1-0
P Brochet vs A Hunt, 2010
(B20) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Defense (C36) · 0-1
P Mari Ooriad vs Lorparizangeneh, 2017 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

The Modern Chess Sacrifice by Leonid Shamkovich
Shamkovich vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1961 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: King Pawn lines (A65) · 0-1
C Frey vs M Mott-McGrath, 1966 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 44 moves, 0-1

The Chess World 1867/68, p. 451
Loyd vs S Rosenthal, 1867 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 0-1Too Wild and Wooly
Reti vs Lasker, 1908 
(C56) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Find the finish
V Akobian vs J L Hilton, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 1-0

Black blundered by giving up; 31...Qf6 was playable.
P Karagianis vs E Anka, 2006 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Pawns can move in 5 different ways.
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Paulsen. Bastrikov Var Ponomariov Gambit (B48) 0-1
A Kornev vs J Geller, 2007 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

King's English. Hungarian Attack (A25) 0-1 Get the Q in close!
Korchnoi vs Sakaev, 2001 
(A25) English, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0
N Carlin vs A S Zilberberg, 1982 
(B89) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange Var (D85) 1/2-1/2 Recommended
V S Gujrathi vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2020 
(D85) Grunfeld, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

p.348 from The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal (part 2)
Tal vs I A Zaitsev, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

KGA. Fischer Defense (C34) 0-1 Bouncing Knight bakes the cake
L Josteinsson vs D Van Riper, 1978 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A56) · 1-0
Hort vs Z Doda, 1964 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Defense (A10) 0-1 Stockfish notes
De Vere vs Steinitz, 1867 
(A10) English, 76 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 promotion++
Yifan Hou vs M Sebag, 2011 
(B53) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer CG. Nimzowitsch-Marshall Countergambit (C31) 0-1
Teichmann vs Marshall, 1905 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 0-1 R battery beats a Q
K Nadporoshky vs Botvinnik, 1925 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Queen's Knight Var (A85) 0-1 Stockfish notes
G Neumann vs Paulsen, 1870 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 53 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Def (C36) 1-0 See FSR notes
Nakamura vs Adams, 2011 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Jerome Gambit (C50) 1-0 NN falls again
L White vs NN, 2003 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Notice the immediate decisive effect of gaining control of the
Shirov vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Two Knights Var (D32) 0-1 video link
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: East Indian Defense (E00) 0-1 Pawn storm
Arencibia Rodriguez vs S Kamuhangire, 1990 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen Var (B80) 0-1Passer aides raking Bs#
K Laue vs B Koch, 1942 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 33 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Promotion mate is next!
A Escobar Forero vs B Miller, 2006 
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 1-0 Q making, Q taking
Pelikan vs Menchik, 1936 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 83 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Var / Zuke 'em! (A01) 1-0 Pin combo
Nakamura vs Martirosyan, 2020 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 KEG annotates!
W Napier vs C S Howell, 1901 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Classical 5...Bf5 (B01) 0-1 0-0 vs 0-0-0
M Kravtsiv vs A Tzermiadianos, 2012
(B01) Scandinavian, 33 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Accepted (D20) 1-0 blitz Greek Gift
F Rhine vs NN, 2020 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD: Pseudo-Tarrasch Var (D50) 0-1 pending promotion
Stahlberg vs C Kottnauer, 1949 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E06) 0-1
Korchnoi vs Short, 1989 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Malaniuk Var (C45) 1/2-1/2 promotion
E Romanov vs S Kaplan, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

What is it with Aronian and his ?
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

White is up the exchange and two pawns but loses
R Kobs vs P Hammer, 1987 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Mecking Var (A39) 1/2-1/2
Geller vs Suetin, 1964 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 90 moves, 1/2-1/2

Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06) 1-0 triple knight fork
Dubov vs A Esipenko, 2020 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 36 moves, 1-0

Jobava London Sys Indian Game: General (A45) 0-1Stockfish notes
So vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2018 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 0-1

three promotions...including an "under"
W Napier vs Marshall, 1896 
(C02) French, Advance, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor's Legacy - close, but no cigar. E54 1-0 31
Janosevic vs P Dely, 1967
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 31 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack f3 (D00) 1-0 Promotion
C Logallo vs P Cafolla, 2015 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) · 1/2-1/2
M Tscharotschkin vs S Reppen, 2008 
(C56) Two Knights, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Positional Chess Handbook I by Israel Gelfer
Capablanca vs Eliskases, 1936 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Tringovometry
Tringov vs S Martinovic, 1978 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

Black promotes and loses soon after!
P Motwani vs P Rockwell, 1974 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 15 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 0-1 Internet blitz
P Maghsoodloo vs Carlsen, 2020 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: 4.Be2 d5 (C46) 0-1 Q sac
Trygve Dahl vs J Salomon, 2015 
(C46) Three Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. General (A30) 1-0 Rally!
Tal vs Velimirovic, 1977 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights General (A28) 1-0 Rs ending passer
E Richter vs Tartakower, 1948 
(A28) English, 78 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 1-0 Mutual promotions
E Ubilava vs Plachetka, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 59 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 1-0 Stylish promotion
J Adamski vs A Backlund, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Jan-04-21 loud: video analysis by GM Danny King
Carlsen vs Dubov, 2020 
(A15) English, 38 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 0-1 R pair is dbl forked
Yates vs Bogoljubov, 1924 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Impressive pawn majority will promote
S Boden vs Owen, 1858 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: General (B00) 1-0 Connected passers w/support
A Guest vs W Donisthorpe, 1886 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: General (B00) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Euwe vs Prins, 1936 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned P General (C18) 1-0Fabulous Zugzw
D Rensch vs T Abrahamyan, 2010 
(C18) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD. Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury (D41) 1-0 Simple Principles
Geller vs Simagin, 1951 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1 Promotion
Romanishin vs Hort, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

KGA. Cunningham Defense (C35) 0-1 Promotion Capitulation
NN vs D Ponziani, 1769 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 10 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def BxNa3 (A13) 1-0 well-played
M Wadsworth vs Flear, 2021 
(A13) English, 44 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Qside pawn majority pulls Black K away
Reshevsky vs J Bernstein, 1932 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 74 moves, 1-0

KGA. Fischer Def (C34) 1-0 Eight-year-old gives exhibition!!
Reshevsky vs G W Beaumont, 1920 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech Var. Classical System (D18) 1-0Bully the tied D
Lilienthal vs Aronin, 1948 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 39 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit. Charousek Gambit (C31) 1-0
A Solovtsov vs D Isakov, 1904 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 57 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Promotion battle
Tal vs M Pasman, 1953 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 40 moves, 1-0

NID: Berlin, Pirc Var (E39) 0-1
N Pogonina vs Kosteniuk, 2020 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 46 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Var (B18) 1-0 Fascinating ending
Yanofsky vs Golombek, 1951 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 102 moves, 1-0

CHESS EXPLAINED: The English Opening (Franco; 2006).
Kramnik vs Zhong Zhang, 2004 
(A17) English, 78 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Bg2 vs Bg7 Copycat (A02) 0-1 Passed P, Exposed K
L Nicholls vs P Macdonald, 2016 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stonewall Defense (D45) 1/2-1/2
Ed. Lasker vs Breyer, 1913 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Def: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 Keep your Q, & have my R!
I Krush vs J Becerra Rivero, 2000 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Italian, Two Kts Def Polerio Def Bogoljubow Var (C58) 0-1Rabbit
J Wijker vs G van Buuren, 1989 
(C58) Two Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 0-1 video link
A Donchenko vs Caruana, 2021 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 1-0 a plethora of pins
Zukertort vs NN, 1869 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: General (A80) 0-1 Pins
J F Malta vs Bird, 1880 
(A80) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def. Hanham. Schlechter Var (C41) 0-1 Study the pawns?
A Berelowitsch vs F Bellini, 2006 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 66 moves, 0-1

French Def: Advance. Nimzowitsch System (C02) 0-1
Flamberg vs Breyer, 1914 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Vienna Var (D00) 1-0 SIX isolated pawns
K Richter vs S Rotenstein, 1932 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: West Indian Defense (E61) 1-0
P Frydman vs Pelikan, 1936
(E61) King's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Classical Var (B63) 1-0
D Kokarev vs A Esipenko, 2014
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 1-0 e1=B+; no easy finish
V Malakhov vs E Shaposhnikov, 2001 
(A17) English, 64 moves, 1-0

KID. Orthodox Var (E94) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Wojtaszek vs Caruana, 2021 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 39 moves, 0-1

Sic Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Kan (B21) 1-0 See Blog notes
M Esserman vs V Martirosov, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 1-0 cut & thrust action!
Kupchik vs N Whitaker, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 35 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game: McConnell Defense (C40) 0-1 Blindfold bash
L O Hesse vs Sophia Hesse, 1897 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 1-0 Stockfish
Karpov vs C Hansen, 1992 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

QGD, Albin CG. Fianchetto Be6 Line (D09) 1-0 KEG annotates!
G N Treysman vs W Adams, 1936 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 43 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 ML (B01) 1-0 Kside Pawn storm, promotion
S Savitskiy vs S Huguet, 2010
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Pawn Storm Var (A66) 1-0 Qf8# coming next
Spassky vs L Aronson, 1957 
(A66) Benoni, 37 moves, 1-0

QGA: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 He missed his shot!
H Gifford vs B W Blijdenstein, 1873 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 52 moves, 1-0

Hippopotamus (A00) 0-1 Promotion and prevention
P J Draganova vs M Voyska, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1
L Zinn vs Uhlmann, 1968 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 135/152 My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower
Tartakower vs Keres, 1935 
(A28) English, 54 moves, 1-0

As the old saying goes, "WHATEVER MOWS YOUR LAWN."
Anderssen vs J Finch, 1851 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

KIA Dbl Fio e5 strong point vs French Def (A07) 0-1 pin robbing
V Jorquera Cabello vs E Barbosa, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 80 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein vs Marshall, 1912 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1-0

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