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* POTD: Game Collection: POTD Pirc , Modern ,Robatsch 1

Game 59 The Modern Chess Instructor: Part I by Wilhelm Steinitz
T W Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 15 in 'Lasker's Manual of Chess' by Emanuel Lasker.
Morphy vs H Baucher, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

"Off the Hooke" (game of the day May-21-2010)
J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Modern Def Bg7 Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 2 Bishops vs 2 Rooks
Albin vs Von Bardeleben, 1892 
(B06) Robatsch, 93 moves, 0-1

"The Wayward Queen" (game of the day Oct-21-2011)
Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 Q trap
Krogius vs N Aratovsky, 1945 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

"Fischer Plays Fine" (game of the day May-01-2010)
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

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

G48 in 'Judgment and Planning in Chess' by Euwe & Du Mont.
Nimzowitsch vs A Pritzel, 1922 
(B06) Robatsch, 29 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Two Knights System (B08) 1-0 fiery gem!
Weenink vs S Landau, 1930 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

When Petrosian offers a sacrifice -- resign at once!
Filip vs Petrosian, 1965 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 1-0 Wrong exchange sequence
F Visier Segovia vs Tal, 1977 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 39 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Averbakh Var (A42) 0-1 Connected passers
K Khanov vs J Yuchtman, 1957 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 33 in Instructive Chess Miniatures by Alper Efe Ataman
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

P on the 6th, Q on the 6th for Lolli's Mate
I Polgar vs B Toth, 1970 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 117 in Chess Informant Best Games 101-200
Velimirovic vs Dusan Rajkovic, 1971 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Pirc, Austrian, Unzicker Attack (B09) 1-0 h-pawn creates pin
Nakamura vs Smirin, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening: Pseudo-Colle (A00) 1-0 U18; pin to win!
E Karahaliou vs D Pavlogianni, 2002
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

34...Nxg2! "And I was ready to shake his hand," - Bareev
Bareev vs Morozevich, 2002 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Beefeater Var (A40) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 24.?
Alburt vs D E Vigorito, 1993 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 53 in Instructive Chess Miniatures by Alper Efe Ataman
W So vs Kasparov, 2016 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 25 moves, 1-0

"Happy Valentina Day" (game of the day Feb-14-2016)
V Gunina vs Ju Wenjun, 2013 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 30 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 0-1
Jobava vs V Arapovic, 2002
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 43 moves, 0-1

P-K4 vs. Pirc Def. (B00) 1-0 Take-the-Bait Blunders
D Moody vs Perry Zentner, 1987 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Uncommon P-K4 Opening / Robatsch (B00) 1-0 Correction
T Gelashvili vs Jobava, 2002 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 69 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Three Pawns Attack (B06) 0-1More pieces than pawns!
W Mubarak vs A Planinc, 1974 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 0-1

"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (game of the day Feb-22-2005)
J L Burden vs L Christiansen, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 0-1

Modern/Pirc Def. 4.Nge2 Nf6 (B06) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy coming
Keres vs Kotov, 1960 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

A stunning 'model' mate.
N Hendrickson vs T Petersen, 2014 
(B06) Robatsch, 28 moves, 0-1

Modern Def Bxf7+ (B06) 1-0 The power of check w/3 en prise!!
Rublevsky vs C D'Amore, 2000 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 1-0

B15: Caro-Kann, Gurgenidze system 1-0 Blasting Rooks!!
L Christiansen vs I Foygel, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Game 14: The Art of Logical Thinking by Neil McDonald
V Kovacevic vs Seirawan, 1980 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Classical Variation (B07) 0-1 RK comments
M Fuller vs Keene, 1968 
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 0-1

"Miles Ahead of the Competition" (game of the day Oct-08-2015)
Miles vs Seirawan, 1983 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 1-0

Lion Defense: Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave (B07) 1-0 15.?
Judit Polgar vs M Rivas Pastor, 1993 
(B07) Pirc, 19 moves, 1-0

Lion Defense: Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave (B07) 0-1
Y Erturan vs Jobava, 2002
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: 4.f3 c6 (B07) 0-1 blitz
M Karttunen vs V Onischuk, 2016
(B07) Pirc, 46 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: General (C41) 0-1 59...?
S Nedeljkovic vs Udovcic, 1951 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 60 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: General (C41) 0-1
R Mamedov vs Jobava, 2003
(C41) Philidor Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: General (C41) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
B Bok vs R Rapport, 2014 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def: General (C41) 0-1 Bxf7+ KxB lacks steam
M Savic vs L Markovic, 2010
(C41) Philidor Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

"Wang Dang Doodle" (game of the day Jul-12-2013)
Wang Hao vs A Giri, 2013 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard (B06) 1/2-1/2 off topic
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018  
(B06) Robatsch, 134 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06) 1-0 Minor strikes Papa
Judit Polgar vs A Papa, 1987 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

"Wishing Wells" (game of the day Aug-29-2006)
P K Wells vs Speelman, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Three Pawns Attack (B06) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Lasker vs Von Bardeleben, 1889 
(B06) Robatsch, 47 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

Modern Def 3.f4 Bg7 Sniper/Dragon (B06) 1-0 Early K walk->attkr
B Ivanovic vs J Rukavina, 1984 
(B06) Robatsch, 58 moves, 1-0

Bg7 Sniper / Sicilian Dragon (B06) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Ed. Lasker vs Capablanca, 1924 
(B06) Robatsch, 60 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Bg7 Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 Rh1# Mayet's Mate is next
Janosevic vs Ujtelky, 1968
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 0-1

Pterodactyl Def: Eastern. Benoni (B06) 1-0 InterposingSelf-pins
G Sigurjonsson vs G Forintos, 1978
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: General (B07) 1-0 Fantastic breakthrough!!
Romanishin vs B Jansson, 1971 
(B07) Pirc, 35 moves, 1-0

Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave (B09)1-0Hanham/Lion; 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.f4
J Vetter vs R Oortwijn, 1997 
(B07) Pirc, 22 moves, 1-0

Bg2, Ne2 vs Pirc Def Dbl Fio(B07) 1-0 Ivanchuk /Informant notes
Ivanchuk vs A Graf, 1988  
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

"Maltese Balkin'" (game of the day May-26-2005)
R Antonio vs A Maltese, 2005 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Two Knights (B06) 1-0Smashing finish to smothered#
J Kristiansen vs B Jacobsen, 1976 
(B06) Robatsch, 18 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Norwegian Def/Gambit (B06) 1-0 R sac
Adams vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06) 1-0 Jolly good show!!
R Taylor vs M Steadman, 2008 
(B06) Robatsch, 34 moves, 1-0

Robatsch Def (B06) 1-0 juniors pawn chain battle, late 0-0-0s
A J Mestel vs H Koopman, 1973
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: 3.c3 Bg7 (B06) 1-0 25.?
Tiviakov vs D Kljako, 1989 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard Def (B06) 0-1 Exch Sac, sacs declined
H Westerinen vs A Planinc, 1971 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed vs Dragon (B25) 1-0 Dbl N Sac & more!
G Welling vs K V Andersen, 1988 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 89 in "Black is OK!" by Andras Adorjan
Sax vs Adorjan, 1971 
(B06) Robatsch, 36 moves, 0-1

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

Modern Philidor Def./Pirc Def (B07) 0-1
M Dambacher vs Oral, 1996 
(B07) Pirc, 37 moves, 0-1

Bull's Head vs Black Dbl Fio (B06) 0-1
J McMorrow vs P Short, 2016
(B06) Robatsch, 29 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Dbl Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 get across frontier line
Toavina Razanadrakotoarisoa vs Ali Abbas, 2018 
(B06) Robatsch, 32 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: 150 Attack (B07) 1-0 h-file assault
I Radulov vs J Marsalek, 1961
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: 150 Attack (B07) 1-0 Black N about to fall
Kupreichik vs Short, 1982
(B07) Pirc, 22 moves, 1-0

Mikenas Def (A40) 1-0A real circus follows an early Q sacrifice
Keene vs E Fielder, 1964  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 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

Modern Def. Q Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 1-0 Unreal Q sac & killer N
Dusan Rajkovic vs Z Jeraj, 1989 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: General (B07) 0-1 unique B trap
V Small vs Spassky, 1988 
(B07) Pirc, 22 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: General (B07) 1-0 Blitz; notes by Stockfish
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Modern Philidor/Pirc Defense: General (B07) 0-1
T Field vs E Schiller, 2000 
(B07) Pirc, 43 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: General (B07) 0-1 Notes by Schiller
D Siegrist vs E Schiller, 2001 
(B07) Pirc, 64 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Classical. Two Knights (B08) 1-0 Resembles 150 Attk
Alekhine vs C H Maderna, 1926 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p.75-78
A Tsvetkov vs Smyslov, 1947 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 64 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Parma Def (B08) 0-1 35...?
M Mukhitdinov vs Botvinnik, 1967 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 36 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

Pirc Classical Quiet System Chig (B08) 1-0 Dbl R sac declined
L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Two Knights System (B08) 0-1 Useless sacs
W Watson vs Piket, 1987
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

"Straight Outta Moves" (game of the day Aug-13-2015)
Anand vs Van Wely, 1997 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Two Knights (B08) 0-1 get down and boogie
H McMillan vs G Chandler, 2006 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 44 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack (B09) 0-1
D E Bower vs Keene, 1969  
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack (B09) 0-1 Seize the initiative
R C Cannon vs Keene, 1969  
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Austrian Attk. Weiss Var (B09) 0-1 Extensive RK notes
Gligoric vs Keene, 1971  
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 55 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Austrian Attk. Weiss Var (B09) 0-1 Extensive RK notes
J Penrose vs Keene, 1971  
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Austrian Attack. Unzicker Attack (B09) 1-0 Torch f7
C Diebert vs J Readey, 1985 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack (B09) 1-0 Youth Greco's Mate
Ponomariov vs Grischuk, 1994 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Austrian Attk. Kurajica Var (B09) 1/2-1/2 Photo
Kasimdzhanov vs Svidler, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

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