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Annotations by Various Authorities & Fredthebear
Compiled by mneuwirth
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Let's all learn from the thoughts of others.

This collection was originally compiled by Fredthebear. Thank you Gioachino Greco, Raymond Keene.
See Annotated Games by Morphischer.
See Mating patterns compiled by Funology.
See strategy masterpieces compiled by yahooman.

Here's a link to some fabulous chess brilliancies: https://www.chess.com/article/view/...

Here's a link to 31 games annotated by Paul Morphy: games annotated by Morphy

Here's a link to 29 games annotated by Johann Jacob Loewenthal: games annotated by Loewenthal

Here's a link to 130 games annotated by Wilhelm Steinitz: games annotated by Steinitz

Here's a link to 139 annotated games from 1889:
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Here's a link to 149 games annotated by Joseph Henry Blackburne: games annotated by Blackburne

Here's a link to 81 games annotated by Emanuel Lasker: games annotated by Lasker

Here's a link to 10 games annotated by Frank James Marshall: games annotated by Marshall

Here's a link to 78 games annotated by Aleksander Alekhine: games annotated by Alekhine

Here's a link to 68 games annotated by Geza Maroczy: games annotated by Maroczy

Here's a link to 5 games annotated by Irving Chernev: games annotated by Chernev

Here's a link to 49 games annotated by Nimzowitsch: games annotated by Nimzowitsch

Here's a link to 7 games of Petrosian annotated by Peter Clarke: games annotated by P Clarke

Here's a link to 16 games annotated by Robert James Fischer: games annotated by Fischer

Here's a link to 11 Heisman games annotated by Heisman: games annotated by D Heisman

Here's a link to 407 games annotated by Raymond Keene: games annotated by Keene

Here's a link to 185 games annotated by Eric Schiller: games annotated by E Schiller

Here's notes by tpstar:
Game Collection: Instructive Games

QGA: Central Variation. McDonnell Def (D20) 0-1 KEG & Stockfish
Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1899  
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 0-1

An awful lot happens in this short game. Sally explains.
Van Wely vs Todd F Rumph, 2011 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 36 in 'Masters of the Chessboard' by Richard Reti
Pillsbury vs G Marco, 1900 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Fine says it's the FIRST great immortal game of chess
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 0-1

QGA Old Var./French Exchange Monte Carlo (D20) 1-0 Notes by PM
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Notes by Morphy
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 45 moves, 1-0

Notes by Paul Morphy
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

QGA. Old Var (D20) 1-0 Up the exchange; Notes by Morphy
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined (D30) 0-1Instructive R play benefits Ps
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Defense (A13) 1-0 Notes by R. Keene
Staunton vs Horwitz, 1851  
(A13) English, 46 moves, 1-0

Bird's Opening/Chess variants (000) 1-0 Really quite beautiful
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense - the 1st ever (E20) 1/2-1/2 Notes by JHB
Englisch vs Blackburne, 1883  
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Mestel Var (A02) 0-1 Notes by JHB
Bird vs Blackburne, 1886  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Notes by Robert James Fischer
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886  
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
Chigorin vs J Mason, 1889  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Notes by Blackburne
Blackburne vs Lipschutz, 1889  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
E Delmar vs Chigorin, 1889  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 1-0 Notes by Steinitz
Bird vs J Mason, 1889  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
Burille vs Bird, 1889  
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Queen Pawn Game: Mason Attack (D00) 1-0 Notes by Steinitz
J M Hanham vs Showalter, 1889 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Anti-Torre (D02) 0-1 Notes by JHB
F J Lee vs Blackburne, 1890  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense - Neat finish (D10) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
W Hahn vs Tarrasch, 1891 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

QGD. Three Knights "Cold Steel" (D37) 1-0 Notes by Janowski
Janowski vs Steel, 1893  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

(C26) Vienna, Paulsen-Mieses variation
J Mieses vs Blackburne, 1894  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

QGD Harrwitz Attack (D37) 1-0 Kside attack
Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1894  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening (A02) 1-0 Notes by Albin
Bird vs B Vergani, 1895  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 1/2-1/2 Notes by E. Schiffers
Bird vs Blackburne, 1895  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Notes by H. N. Pillsbury; Cross pin to win
Burn vs Lasker, 1895  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 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

QGD Modern. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 Instructive notes by Mason
Pillsbury vs Burn, 1895  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

QP Game: Anti-Torre (D02) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack Early Nb4xBd3(D00) 0-1 Notes by Pillsbury
Tarrasch vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Notes by R. Teichmann
Lasker vs Janowski, 1895  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern Variation (D53) 0-1 Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
Pillsbury vs Schlechter, 1895  
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 0-1

Notes by C. von Bardeleben
Teichmann vs G Marco, 1895  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Cntrgambit. Fianchetto Be6 Line (D09) 0-1 The Q is in
Schlechter vs J Mieses, 1900 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 31 moves, 0-1

Nice Kside attack by Marshall. 'The Pipe Game'.
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

QGD: Orthodox Def. Botvinnik Var (D60) 1/2-1//2 KEG annotates
Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1900 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Orthodox Defense. Botvinnik Var (D60) 1-0 KEG annotates!
Pillsbury vs Showalter, 1900 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Dutch Var (A04) 1/2-1/2 KEG annotates!
W Cohn vs Von Popiel, 1900 
(A04) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Anglo-Scandinavian Def. General (A10) 1-0 KEG
Blackburne vs J Mieses, 1901 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Chigorin Def (D46) 0-1 KEG annotates!
Schlechter vs Von Scheve, 1901 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 68 moves, 0-1

Comment by each player
Tarrasch vs Nimzowitsch, 1904 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein (D61) 1-0Strategic gem; A.N. notes
Maroczy vs H Suechting, 1905  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Var (A83) 1-0 Q sac for pieces
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1905 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

Notes by Dr. Emanuel Lasker
Rubinstein vs Janowski, 1906  
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Notes by Nimzowitsch
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 0-1

Lasker - Marshall World Championship Match 1907, USA, rd 3, 0-1
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907  
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 0-1 Notes by Nimzowitsch
E Cohn vs Nimzowitsch, 1907  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Nimzovich annotates an endgame plan true to 'His System'
F J Lee vs Nimzowitsch, 1907  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 0-1

Annotated by Nimzowitsch in his book entitled, "Blockade."
L Van Vliet vs Nimzowitsch, 1907 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

Notes by Carl Schlechter and Dr. Savielly Tartakower
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Notes by Nimzowitsch
L Van Vliet vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1907  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 5: The Passed Pawn, T62MIGOCEP by Chernev
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Notes by "Deutsches Wochenschach und Berliner Schachzeitung" 19
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Notes by Carl Schlechter from "Deutsche Schachzeitung" 1908.
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

Impressive Queenside advance!
Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1908  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Atk(D00) 1-0Schlechter notes "Deutsche Schachzeitung"
Rubinstein vs Reti, 1908  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

QGA / Colle Zukertort (D02) 0-1 Responding to simple tactics
S Von Freymann vs Duras, 1909 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

QGA: Classical Def (D26) 1-0 Notes by Lasker, Stockfish
Lasker vs Duras, 1909  
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 54 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. General (D32) 0-1 Notes by Lasker
Nenarokov vs J Mieses, 1909  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

QGD. Q's Knight Var (D31) 0-1 Notes by Lasker
Vidmar vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 78 moves, 0-1

Their first meeting - a true classic
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

QGA. Classical Defense. Rubinstein Var (D27) 1-0 Lasker notes
Rubinstein vs S Von Freymann, 1909  
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 16 moves, 1-0

Game 32 in 'My System' by Aron Nimzowitsch
Rubinstein vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

QGA Q's Knight Var (D31) 0-1 A witty trap - notes by Dr. Lasker
A Speijer vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Krause Var (D02) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Lasker
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1909  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Notes by Lasker and this game needs notes!
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1909  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Q Pawn Game: Krause Var (D02) 1-0 Notes by Leopold Hoffer
Rubinstein vs J Mieses, 1909  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Krause Var (D02) 1-0 Notes by Leopold Hoffer
Rubinstein vs J Mieses, 1909  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

Notes by Nimzowitsch; A Slow Motion Rout
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1911  
(A22) English, 52 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Rubinstein System (D33) 1-0 "Chess Fundamentals"
Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

Old Benoni (A43) 0-1 White has weak squares, restricted king
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Classical (A84) 1-0 Notes by Levenfish
Rubinstein vs Levenfish, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Normal (A55) 1-0 Notes by 4 GMs!
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1912  
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 50 moves, 1-0

Notes by Jacques Mieses and Dr. Savielly Tartakower
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

EG: Chernev's book, "Most Instructive Games Ever Played"
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1912 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Notes by Carl Schlechter from the Breslau tournament book.
Rubinstein vs S Levitsky, 1912  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Notes by Nimzowitsch
H Kline vs Capablanca, 1913  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1Notes by Dr. Tarrasch; like witchcraft
Marshall vs Lasker, 1914  
(A53) Old Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

Notes by AN
Nimzowitsch vs Taubenhaus, 1914  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30) 0-1Dbl B Sacs; Notes by Raymond Keene
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Notes by Dr. Tarrasch
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 57 in Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker.
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Queen Pawn Game: Krause Variation (D02) 1-0Did U see it comin?
G Gessner vs N Whitaker, 1916  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense (D10) 1-0 Long Kside attack by unstoppable Q
Breyer vs J Esser, 1917  
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

comments by Italians IM Giorgio Porreca and Adriano Chicco
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

AR notes in "Nederlandsch-Indische Schaackbond" 1920, pp. 59-60
Rubinstein vs Loman / Van Gelder, 1920  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63) 1-0 JRC played it safe
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D64) 1/2-1/2 Non-orthodox play
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Superior W Knights
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 1/2-1/2
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 0-1Groom Ps 4 Promotion
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

Notes by Geza Maroczy
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1922  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Notes by Geza Maroczy
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Capablanca Var (D63) 1-0 Notes by Maroczy
Reti vs Yates, 1922  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 43: "The Immortal Games of Capablanca" by Reinfeld
J S Morrison vs Capablanca, 1922  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Notes by Geza Maroczy
Capablanca vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1922  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit (A83) 0-1 Notes by Geza Maroczy
D Marotti vs Tartakower, 1922  
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 76 moves, 0-1

Colle Zuk Be2 vs Dbl Fio Indian (A48) 0-1 Notes by Maroczy
J S Morrison vs Reti, 1922  
(A48) King's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

London System vs Double Fianchetto (A48) 1-0 London 1922
Capablanca vs Reti, 1922  
(A48) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Barry Attack vs Dbl Fianchetto (A48) 1-0 Notes by Geza Maroczy
Tartakower vs V L Wahltuch, 1922  
(A48) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

London System vs Qb6, Bf5 (D02) 0-1 Notes by Geza Maroczy
C G M Watson vs Capablanca, 1922  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Zukertort/Dbl Fio vs Dutch (A04) 1-0 Notes by Nimzowitsch
Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower, 1923  
(A04) Reti Opening, 48 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal Zugzwang Game"
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense (E20) 0-1 Play & notes by Aron Nimzowitsch
A Brinckmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

QGD. Semi-Tarrasch Def (D40) 1-0 Notes by Alekhine
Alekhine vs L Kussman, 1924  
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Notes by Alekhine; NY 1924 First brilliancy prize
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Dutch Horwitz Def (A80) 1-0 Rook endgame masterpiece
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Notes by Ray Keene
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926  
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense d6 vs Colle (A80) 0-1 BLOCKADE; notes by A.N.
H Hage vs Nimzowitsch, 1926  
(A80) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13) 1-0 Notes by Nimzowitsch
Nimzowitsch vs H Duhm, 1926  
(A13) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Notes translated from Deutsche Schachzeitung
A Pokorny vs Hromadka, 1926  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Notes by Nimzowitsch
Vidmar vs Nimzowitsch, 1927  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Notes by Nimzowitsch
Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch, 1927  
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Blockading Technique
H K Mattison vs Nimzowitsch, 1929  
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

D63 1-0 28
Alekhine vs Maroczy, 1931 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Noa Var (E35) 1-0Heavily annotated
Capablanca vs Euwe, 1931 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Variation (A51) 1-0 Notes by A.A
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1932  
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Notes by Alekhine; like a Stonewall Attack w/unusual play
Tartakower vs W Winter, 1932  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Game #67, My Best Games Of Chess 1924-1937 by A. Alekhine
Alekhine vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1934 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knt (A09) 0-1 Notes by FJM
J L McCudden vs Marshall, 1934  
(A13) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def Prague Var (D33) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Lasker
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1918 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening vs Old Indian (A15) 1-0 Notes by AA
Botvinnik vs Tartakower, 1936  
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack (D03) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Alekhine
Tartakower vs Fine, 1936 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Orthodox Def. Botvinnik Var (D60) 1-0 IQP; Notes by AA
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Capa Var (A47) 0-1A kNight on the rim gets trapped
Bogoljubov vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Czech. Classical System ML (D19) 1/2- Notes by AA
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1936  
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Milner-Barry Var (E33) 1/2- A.A.
Lasker vs Alekhine, 1936  
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E27) 1/2-1/2 Notes by A.A.
W Winter vs C H Alexander, 1936 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Notes by Alekhine
Euwe vs Tartakower, 1936  
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0 Notes by AA
Lasker vs Euwe, 1936  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Notes by Alekhine
Fine vs W Winter, 1936  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

QGA. Classical Def. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 Notes by Alekhine
Reshevsky vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Notes by Lasker
Vidmar vs Lasker, 1936  
(D66) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Notes by Alexander Alekhine
W Winter vs Vidmar, 1936 
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 28 moves, 0-1

QGD Three Knights Var (D37) 1-0 Notes by Alekhine
Fine vs Lasker, 1936  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def. Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky (A97) 1-0notes byAlekhine
Fine vs Bogoljubov, 1936  
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 36 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian (A07) 0-1 Notes by Alekhine
C H Alexander vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Notes by Alekhine
Alekhine vs C H Alexander, 1936  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 97 in My Best Games Of Chess 1924-1937 by A. Alekhine
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937  
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 1-0 Detailed notes by Euwe
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937  
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

W.H. Cozens annotates in The Lost Olympiad Stockholm 1937
Stahlberg vs Euwe, 1937 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 0-1

Colle System (D05) 1-0 See tpstar notes for system lesson
Koltanowski vs J J O'Hanlon, 1937 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Gligoric System Exchange at c4 (E54) 0-1 F.M. notes
Kevitz vs Marshall, 1937  
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 25 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Anti-Anti-Grünfeld(A17) 1-0 FJMnotes
Santasiere vs Marshall, 1941  
(A17) English, 24 moves, 0-1

Catalan, Open Def (E02) 1-0 Suicidal knight; notes by A.A.
Alekhine vs B Rabar, 1942  
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 27 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights (A28) 0-1 R ending promo race
Keres vs K Richter, 1942  
(A28) English, 59 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E25) 0-1Notes by Alekhine
K Junge vs Bogoljubov, 1942  
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 105 in 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-1945 by Alex Alekhine
G Barcza vs Bogoljubov, 1942  
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch. Accelerated (E24) 0-1Discovery+
C Sammelius vs A J van den Hoek, 1942  
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Alapin Var (D08) 0-1 Triple f-pawn
Saemisch vs A Medina Garcia, 1943  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Y Kotkov, 1946  
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Dutch Stonewall. Modern Bd6 (A90) 1-0 Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs A Pirtskhalava, 1947  
(A90) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik considered the following to be his best game of the t
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948  
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

Notes by Peter Clarke
A Kalantar vs Petrosian, 1948  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Game 5 in Python Strategy by Tigran Petrosian
Petrosian vs I Pogrebissky, 1949  
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 28 moves, 1-0

Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Bondarevsky, 1950  
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0Annotations by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Anatoly Sidorov, 1950  
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Brilliant Fischer rampage!
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Analyzed by Bobby Fischer in his "My 60 Memorable Games"
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

21st World Championship Match, Game 6
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80) 1-0 Notes by Ray Keene
Petrosian vs P M Nielsen, 1960  
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 0-1 Interesting N manuevers
R A Court vs A Feneridis, 1960 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Vilket anfall (damoffer men...)
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Notes by IGM Raymond Keene
Petrosian vs Stein, 1961  
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 39 moves, 1-0

Extensive Notes
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Notes by Ray Keene
Keene vs A J Whiteley, 1965  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 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

K's English, Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 0-1 Notes by Wade
Saidy vs Fischer, 1968  
(A25) English, 35 moves, 0-1

King's English. Hungarian Attack (A25) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. Old Indian(A15) 0-1 RK notes
Keene vs Stein, 1968  
(A15) English, 33 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. St. Petersburg Var (E43) 0-1 Notes by RKeene
D Wright vs Keene, 1968  
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Four Knights (A39) 1-0 Notes by R. Keene
Keene vs A J Whiteley, 1968  
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 1-0

Annotated by Larsen in Chess Informant 8, game 1.
Larsen vs F Martinez Ibrahim, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

"One of the best KID games ever played."
Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1970  
(E97) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92) 1/2-BF notes
Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1970  
(E92) King's Indian, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

English/Neo-Grünfeld, Ultra-delayed Exchange Var (D79) BF Notes
Smyslov vs Fischer, 1970  
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 46 moves, 0-1

Comment by Keene. Example of IQP Blockade
Keene vs Uhlmann, 1971  
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 52 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E08) 1-0Instructive notes by Keene
Keene vs Robatsch, 1971  
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Adler Var (A52) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Schiller
Lombardy vs E Schiller, 1971  
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian, Closed (B26) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene
Hecht vs Keene, 1972  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

QGA Smyslov Variation (D25) 0-1 Notes by Schiller
Reshevsky vs E Schiller, 1972  
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

Notes by Keene and good links in Kibitzer Commentary
Keene vs V Kovacevic, 1973  
(A06) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

KID. Fianchetto. Kavalek Def (E62) 1-0 Notes by Raymond Keene
Keene vs C Micheli, 1973  
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight Var (A16) 0-1 Just take it
S J Hutchings vs Keene, 1973  
(A16) English, 22 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Var (E30) 0-1Notes by R. Keene
Bagirov vs Keene, 1974 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 46 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Kside Fianchetto (A04) 1-0RaymondKeene notes
Keene vs Timman, 1974  
(A04) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical; 2.b3!? (A30) 1-0Notes by R. Keene
Keene vs J Penrose, 1974  
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 1-0

Notes by Raymond Keene
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

Dutch Leningrad. Matulovic Var (A89) 0-1 Black turns the table
I Farago vs P Poutiainen, 1975  
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 21 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knts, Quiet Line (A28) 1-0 Notes by Keene
Keene vs B Jansson, 1976  
(A28) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Notes by Raymond Keene, with excerpts. Excellent sacrifices!
Miles vs Spassky, 1978  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Dbl B sac, Q piles on pin
L Shamkovich vs A Anguiano, 1978 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch (E26) 1-0 Notes by Raymond Keene
Keene vs H Ardiansyah, 1979  
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 34 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Main Line (D42) 0-1 Flames on Qside
Musaiev vs M Karmov, 1979  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 28 moves, 0-1

Notes by Raymond Keene
M Basman vs Keene, 1981  
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

In Modern Chess Analysis by Robin Smith (2004) Gambit Publicati
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Arabian Mate Variant Awaits
J Sunye Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

proof of the adage that in attack having opposite bishops is li
Keene vs O Jakobsen, 1981  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Notes by Raymond Keene
Keene vs R Bellin, 1981 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 48 moves, 1-0

Notes by Adorjan from Informant
Adorjan vs G Glatt, 1982  
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1-0

QID. Kasparov-Petrosian. Petrosian Attk (E12)1-0 Schiller NOTES
Kasparov vs Najdorf, 1982  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0 Notes by G.K.
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Larry Christiansen, "Chess Life" February 1983
L Christiansen vs Kasparov, 1982 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Variation (A67)
Kasparov vs Nunn, 1982  
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

KIA vs C-K Bg4 (A04) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene
D King vs Keene, 1982  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Ray Keene, "Chess Life" February 1983 (per tpstar!)
Kasparov vs Gheorghiu, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

"The Ultimate Colle" by Gary Lane, game #7
Yusupov vs P Scheeren, 1983 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Dutch Classical Stonewall Be7 (A95)1-0 W owns the long diagonal
Keene vs M Fuller, 1983  
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 27 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Averbakh. Bronstein-Hug Var (A42) 1/2- Look closer
A Yap vs Tal, 1985 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld Def Three Knights. Petrosian System (D91)1-0 RK NOTES
Keene vs Martinovsky, 1985  
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 29 moves, 1-0

Garry Kasparov, excerpt from "How Life Imitates Chess", 2007
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987  
(A13) English, 64 moves, 1-0

This is how a 4th grader (10 yrs old) can play, when motivated.
B Leverett vs Judit Polgar, 1987 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Sac fest to Epaulette Mate; notes C. Hoi
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Link: Robert Byrne annotated the game in the NY Times
Kasparov vs Psakhis, 1990 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

QGD: Hastings Var (D30) 1-0 Annotations by Peter Wells
I Stohl vs R Kuczynski, 1993  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

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

KID. Four Pawns Attack (E76) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
M Bach vs R Schubert, 1996 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 53 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Modern Line / Dutch Stonewall (D11) 0-1 Timely N
Kasparov vs M Kreizberg, 1996 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz. Center Var (C45) 1-0 A+Promo combo!!
Mikhalchishin vs Pavasovic, 1999  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Notes by Schiller
E Schiller vs D T Steel, 2000  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def.: Breyer Var (B10) 0-1Pin/Notes by Eric Schiller
R Vasquez Schroeder vs E Schiller, 2001  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

KID. Fianchetto. Uhlmann-Szabo System (E62) 1-0Notes by Umansky
M Umansky vs Berliner, 2002  
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 49 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37) 1-0 Annotated by Ray Keene
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 69 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. Knight's Tour Var (A61) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Ray Keene
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(A61) Benoni, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Horwitz (Stonewall-ish) Defense (A40) 1-0Nice sac into crosspin
E Schiller vs V Ossipov, 2005  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Zaitsev System (A57) 0-1 Notes by Eric Schiller
J Sarkar vs Fedorowicz, 2005  
(A58) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Kavalek analyzes this game in his chess column
Onischuk vs Shabalov, 2007 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 0-1 Lots of RK notes
Aronian vs Anand, 2007  
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

English, Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) 0-1Stockfish
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Huebner Var (E41) 1-0 Nxg7 leads to g-file +
J Sarfati vs R Stevens, 2008  
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Blumenfeld D49) 0-1 Failed Q sac & P dash
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Blumenfeld Var (D49) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def. Russian. Byrne (Simagin) Var (D97) 1-0 Weak squa
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2009 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 43 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Brinckmann Attk. Grünfeld Gambit Capa Var (D83)
Wang Yue vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

London System vs raking Bishops (D02) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Carlsen vs Jakovenko, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

The Game of the Year (New In Chess Magazine 2017/8)
J Bai vs Ding Liren, 2017 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Var (D16) 1-0 Pun explanation notes
A Esipenko vs M Mikadze, 2018 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

NID. Normal. Bishop Attack (E47) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 53 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Classical Var (C19) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene
A van den Berg vs Keene, 1973  
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Var (A51) 1-0 FSR explains
F Rhine vs D Bungo, 2013 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs Harold Morton, 1936 
(D95) Grunfeld, 49 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Romih Var (D46) 1-0 KEG annotates!
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

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