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Epic Battles of the CB by R.N. Coles - keypusher
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Games featured in Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R. N. Coles. Edited and revised by Fred Reinfeld and I. A. Horowitz. David McKay Company, Inc. New York, 1952. (Reprints of this classic written in descriptive notation are likely available through Dover Publishers.)

From the Preface: The artist is a being apart, searching ever after perfection; the rest of us can admire works of art, but we cannot create them. As with art, so with chess, the difference being that we do not leave the playing of the game to the experts; we continue to extract the utmost pleasure from the humble rough-and-tumble chess of which we are capable; and if we occasionally miss a brilliancy because our imagination will not rise to it, we probably get greater pleasure from a greater number of games than does the artist who cannot appreciate anything less than perfection. As long as a game is hard fought, and especially if it is complicated and exciting, that game is enjoyable and good enough for most of us.

Many collections of games have been made in which the brilliancies that are beyond the average player are beautifully displayed. We admire them but cannot related them to our play over the board. We watch the defeated master struggle in the ineluctable toils, but our own opponents wriggle out of our best laid schemes, and as like as not we then have to struggle to avoid defeat ourselves; we seek to attain supremacy only to find our opponent securing the ascendancy on some other part of the board. This is chess as we know it and as we have to play it.

In the present collection....may be seen how the masters react when a combination goes wrong or their opponents fight back; in these games neither player is content to be smothered by the brilliant imagination of the other, nor to allow master technique to win a game by copybook methods; here is complicated, fighting chess.

Missing: Barden-O'Kelly, Southsea 1951.

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

1) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 0-1

2) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 63 moves, 1-0

3) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
H H Boncourt vs Saint Amant, 1837 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

4) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Anderssen vs Von Der Lasa, 1851 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 48 moves, 1-0

5) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Bird vs Horwitz, 1851 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

6) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

7) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Morphy vs de Riviere, 1863 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 1-0

8) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 63 moves, 0-1

9) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1872 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 0-1

10) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Burn vs Mackenzie, 1886 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

11) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1887 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

12) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Max Weiss vs Chigorin, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

13) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
S Taubenhaus vs Tarrasch, 1892 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 42 moves, 0-1

14) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1895 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

15) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Steinitz vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 60 moves, 1-0

16) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Pillsbury vs Chigorin, 1896 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

17) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Charousek vs Pillsbury, 1896 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

18) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

19) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Lasker vs Blackburne, 1899 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

20) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Janowski vs Burn, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

21) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Marshall vs Pillsbury, 1903 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

22) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 35 moves, 1-0

23) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Duras vs Teichmann, 1906 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 1-0

24) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

25) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

26) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(B32) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

27) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
J Mieses vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 44 moves, 0-1

28) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

29) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1922 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 60 moves, 0-1

30) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Reti vs A Becker, 1923 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

31) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

32) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Tartakower vs Bogoljubov, 1927 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

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

34) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Euwe vs Bogoljubov, 1929
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

35) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

36) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1929 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

37) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Stoltz vs Colle, 1931 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

38) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Colle vs Kashdan, 1931 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

39) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Euwe vs Yates, 1931
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

40) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Spielmann vs Lasker, 1935 
(C45) Scotch Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

41) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
I A Horowitz vs P Trifunovic, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 50 moves, 1-0

42) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
I Pleci vs V Fenoglio, 1936 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 51 moves, 1-0

43) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

44) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1938 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

45) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
O Ulvestad vs F Reinfeld, 1939 
(A13) English, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

46) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
E Rojahn vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

47) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
S Nyman vs K Skold, 1943 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 0-1

48) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Euwe vs Bisguier, 1948
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

50) Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
A Matanovic vs Rossolimo, 1951 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 69 moves, 0-1

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