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Why did the fish refuse to play basketball?
He was afraid of the net.

"Life is not a game but it's full of players (and pawns)."

"My poetry is a game. My life is a game. But I am not a game." — Federico Garcia Lorca

"Life is the most amazing game. Play hard with a deep love so that you may enjoy it." — Debasish Mridha

"Whatever you are doing in the game of life, give it all you've got." — Norman Vincent Peale

"Remember you have to be comfortable. Golf is not a life or death situation. It's just a game and should be treated as such. Stay loose." — Chi Chi Rodriguez

What is cardboard's favorite sport?

"Life is a game, play it ... Life is too precious, do not destroy it." — Mother Teresa

"Part of playing the game of life is you're going to have some losses." — Joe Gibbs

"Football is an honest game. It's true to life. It's a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life." — Joe Namath

What kind of tea do football players drink?

"The entire ball game, in terms of both the exam and life, was what you gave attention to vs. what you willed yourself to not." — David Foster Wallace

What happens if Usain Bolt misses his bus?
He waits for it at the next stop.

"For me, Chess is life and every game is like a new life. Every chess player gets to live many lives in one lifetime." — Eduard Gufeld

"If you wanted to be the best then you had to swallow your pride and become a student of the game first." — Jon Osborne

Soccer is a strange game.
It's a bunch of people running away from their goals.

"Prereading is a game changer. It changed my life. Everyone is smarter when they have seen the material before. You will be too." — Peter Rogers

Which goalie can jump higher than the crossbars? All of them. Crossbars can't jump.

Sometime rhetoric was just
another way to lie and impress persons,
and he knew this — Haidji

Which sport is always in trouble?

"It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35

"Life is like a chess game. Every decision, just like every move, has consequences. Therefore, decide wisely!" ― Susan Polgar

"When people insult and disrespect you, the best revenge is to continue to win, and win, and win…." ― Susan Polgar

"The mind has no restrictions. The only restriction is what you believe you cannot do. So go ahead and challenge yourself to do one thing every day that scares you." ― Susan Polgar

* Concepts in action: Game Collection: Classic Games

* Deadly Battery:

* Adolf Anderssen miniatures:

* Game Collection: Alekhine vs Bogolubov
search "Alekhine vs Bogolubov"

* Comprehensive 1929: Game Collection: Alekhine-Bogoljubov 1929 ARCHIVE

* Alekhine's Defense, Krejcik Variation: Opening Explorer

* Wonders and Curiosities: Game Collection: Wonders and Curiosities of Chess (Chernev)

* Walter Browne, American Champ: Game Collection: Six by Mr. Six Time

* Bobby Fischer playing White against the Sicilian:

* Freaky Fridays: https://allchessopenings.blogspot.c...

* Reasonable book choices:

* Chess in old newspapers:

* Happy Days!

"Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom." ― Francis Bacon

"Discipline is wisdom and vice versa." ― M. Scott Peck

What's a golfer's favorite letter?

"Chess first of all teaches you to be objective." ― Alexander Alekhine

"Among a great many other things that chess teaches you is to control the initial excitement you feel when you see something that looks good. It trains you to think before grabbing and to think just as objectively when you're in trouble." ― Stanley Kubrick

"Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules, take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment." ― Garry Kasparov

"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game." ― Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"To avoid losing a piece, many a person has lost the game." ― Savielly Tartakower

"Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter." ― Winston S. Churchill

* Chess History:

* Mr. Harvey's Puzzle Challenge:

WTHarvey: There once was a website named WTHarvey, Where chess puzzles did daily delay,
The brain-teasers so tough,
They made us all huff and puff,
But solving them brought us great satisfaction today.

There once was a website named WTHarvey
Where chess puzzles were quite aplenty
With knight and rook and pawn
You'll sharpen your brain with a yawn
And become a master of chess entry

There once was a site for chess fun, was the chosen one,
With puzzles galore,
It'll keep you in store,
For hours of brain-teasing, none done.

There once was a website named wtharvey,
Where chess puzzles were posted daily,
You'd solve them with glee,
And in victory,
You'd feel like a true chess prodigy!

The Two Mules

Two mules were bearing on their backs,
One, oats; the other, silver of the tax.
The latter glorying in his load,
Marched proudly forward on the road;
And, from the jingle of his bell,
It was plain he liked his burden well.
But in a wild-wood glen
A band of robber men
Rushed forth on the twain.
Well with the silver pleased,
They by the bridle seized
The treasure-mule so vain.
Poor mule! in struggling to repel
His ruthless foes, he fell
Stabbed through; and with a bitter sighing,
He cried, "Is this the lot they promised me?
My humble friend from danger free,
While, weltering in my gore, I'm dying?"
"My friend," his fellow-mule replied,
"It is not well to have one's work too high.
If you had been a miller's drudge, as I,
You would not thus have died."

The Use Of Knowledge

Between two citizens
A controversy grew.
The one was poor, but much he knew:
The other, rich, with little sense,
Claimed that, in point of excellence,
The merely wise should bow the knee
To all such moneyed men as he.
The merely fools, he should have said;
For why should wealth hold up its head,
When merit from its side has fled?
"My friend," said Bloated-purse,
To his reverse,
"You think yourself considerable.
Pray, tell me, do you keep a table?
What comes of this incessant reading,
In point of lodging, clothing, feeding?
It gives one, true, the highest chamber,
One coat for June and for December,
His shadow for his sole attendant,
And hunger always in the ascendant.
What profits he his country, too,
Who scarcely ever spends a sou –
Will, haply, be a public charge?
Who profits more the state at large,
Than he whose luxuries dispense
Among the people wealth immense?
We set the streams of life a-flowing;
We set all sorts of trades a-going.
The spinner, weaver, sewer, vender,
And many a wearer, fair and tender,
All live and flourish on the spender –
As do, indeed, the reverend rooks
Who waste their time in making books."
These words, so full of impudence,
Received their proper recompense.
The man of letters held his peace,
Though much he might have said with ease.
A war avenged him soon and well;
In it their common city fell.
Both fled abroad; the ignorant,
By fortune thus brought down to want,
Was treated everywhere with scorn,
And roamed about, a wretch forlorn;
Whereas the scholar, everywhere,
Was nourished by the public care.

Let fools the studious despise;
There's nothing lost by being wise.

Event "Simul, 30b"
Site "Kiev RUE"
Date "1914.03.02"
EventDate "?"
Round "?"
Result "1-0"
White "Jose Raul Capablanca"
Black "Masyutin"
ECO "A83"
WhiteElo "?"
BlackElo "?"
PlyCount "37"

1.d4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 c6 5.f3 exf3 6.Nxf3 e6 7.Bd3 d5 8.O-O Nbd7 9.Ne5 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.Qh5+ Ke7 12.Bxh7 Nf8 13.Qf7+ Kd6 14.Nc4+ dxc4 15.Ne4+ Kd5 16.Rf5+ Kxe4 17.Re1+ Kxd4 18.c3+ Kd3 19.Rd5# 1-0 Discovered Double Checkmate!!

"As an adult, Capablanca lost only 34 serious games.88 He was undefeated from 10 February 1916, when he lost to Oscar Chajes in the New York 1916 tournament, to 21 March 1924, when he lost to Richard Réti in the New York International tournament. During this streak, which included his 1921 World Championship match against Lasker, Capablanca played 63 games, winning 40 and drawing 23.4994 In fact, only Marshall, Lasker, Alekhine and Rudolf Spielmann won two or more serious games from the mature Capablanca, though in each case, their overall lifetime scores were minus (Capablanca beat Marshall +20−2=28, Lasker +6−2=16, Alekhine +9−7=33), except for Spielmann who was level (+2−2=8).95 Of top players, only Keres had a narrow plus score against him (+1−0=5).96 Keres's win was at the AVRO 1938 chess tournament, during which tournament Capablanca turned 50, while Keres was 22.97" ― Wikipedia

The Chess Machine:

Learn from the World Champions:

Why couldn't the dog run in the marathon?
Because he wasn't a part of the human race!

Sam Ciel Aug 2015

You might have heard the saying,
"At the end of the game, the King and the Pawn go in the same box." but depending on the moves you make, one of them is ultimately the winner. One of them stays on the board longer, does more for his team. Let's extend that phrase.
"At the end of the game, the King and the Pawn go in the same box. But the game is decided by the moves they make." I assume everyone understands Chess, but for those who don't, That's okay, too. I'll explain one more thing about it. The Pawn can only move in one direction.
The King can move wherever he wants.
This remains true unless the Pawn decides to go on the offensive To take life by his own hands
A variety of options open up to him
Whereas then, the King is limited by his options. He sees nothing new, and can merely advance or
In the same directions he always has.
And he very well may retreat, because when he falls, it's all over. The Pawn, though? The Pawn can never retreat. He can only move forward And if he makes it to the other side,
He becomes a Queen. The most prominent, powerful piece, It goes in the same box but it can determine the outcome of the entire game. A single piece can determine if, and how any other piece will fall. This is true of the Queen, of the King, of the Pawn. This is true of the Knights and the Bishops and the Rooks and every single piece, and so with every thing equally significant, let's strip away the titles and just look at our actions, because it isn't our title that defines us. It's how we play the game.
Sometimes that means we have all the power.
Sometimes that means we have none.
Sometimes we are alone.
Sometimes we are together.
But at the end of the day, we all go in the same box.

"Those who approach life like a child playing a game, moving and pushing pieces, possess the power of kings." — Heraclitus

"Every man needs a women, when his life in a trouble. Just like a game of chess, queen protect the king." — Anuj Kr. Thakur

"He needed fresh air and sunshine. A walk in the woods and afterward a good book to read by the fire. Yeah, that was the life." — Josh Lanyon

"The great thing about reading is that it broadens your life. " — George R R Martin

What is the hardest thing about skateboarding?

Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit (C50) 1-0Shades of Edward
Tran Nguyen Duy Tung vs NN, 2021 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 16 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Keene Defense (A00) 0-1 loose bishops
S Sloan vs J Schroer, 1985 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

A02 0-1 33
Bird vs Blackburne, 1888  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

A02 0-1 30
Bird vs Blackburne, 1892  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

A02 1/2-1/2 71
Bird vs Blackburne, 1895  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 self-pinned rook on e-file
Portisch vs Ivkov, 1969 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 1-0 Overloaded Rook
Portisch vs Gulko, 1993 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 24 moves, 1-0

A43 0-1 29
F J Lee vs Blackburne, 1899  
(A43) Old Benoni, 29 moves, 0-1

Colle c3 vs Indian Game: Kside Fianchetto (A48) 0-1 P fork
N Seifert vs Mamedyarov, 2006 
(A48) King's Indian, 13 moves, 0-1

A81 1-0 22
Blackburne vs E Delmar, 1889  
(A81) Dutch, 22 moves, 1-0

Pure logical move, attack the defending piece, a.k.a. undermini
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1946 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 23 moves, 1-0

B00 1-0 21
Blackburne vs J Owen, 1890  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: General (B00) 0-1 Q double attack final position
Westerinen vs Larsen, 1977 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Gurgenidze Var (B06) 1-0 Overloaded Black Q
C J Liew vs L Goonetilleke, 1978 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's Block links
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 1-0 Bxf7+ removes K as defender of Q
S Titova vs D Koveshnikova, 2002 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Freak Attack (B90) 1-0 Freaky Deer
D Radovanovic vs W Van Deer, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 1-0 Beautiful
Blackburne vs F Ford, 1877 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Nxf7, B-Q spear
Blackburne vs Collins, 1898 
(C13) French, 26 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 0-1 Can that move be?
D Winslow vs J Wehener, 1981 
(C14) French, Classical, 11 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 back ranker; Reinfeld puzzle
K Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1859 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

KGD. Falkbeer CG. Anderssen Attack (C31) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Charousek vs Maroczy, 1895 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

Three pieces given for a queen and an attack
Blackburne vs J E Rabbeth, 1874 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Greco Var. 3.Nxe5 Qe7 (C40) 1-0 Cut & Thrust!
F Slous vs W Bone, 1846 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: General (C41) 0-1 correspondence double attack
J Curdo vs H Berliner, 1960 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Mason-Showalter Var (C42) 0-1Dis+
D Heiman vs H Charlick, 1887 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Dbl P Sac (C44) 0-1 Siberian Trap
Marshall vs J Hopkins, 1916 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: General (C45) 1-0 Always do a blunder check -
D Pavasovic vs P Petek, 1993 
(C45) Scotch Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Four Knts Game: Italian. Noa Gambit Nxe4 (C47) 0-1 Ns w/issues
Lenzerk vs Lasker, 1913 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

20. Rxb5!! uses defense, demolition, clearance and a pin threat
Anderssen vs S Hamel, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. ML (C51) 1-0 Rare Royal Family Pin!
Recsi vs Szen, 1856 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C55) 1-0 Don't take the bait
B Koch vs G Weissgerber, 1935 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

2 Ns Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 1-0Open e-file discovery/pin
J Armas vs T Hartung, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Defense (C60) 1-0 Notes by JHB; Qh5 awaits
Blackburne vs De Vere, 1869  
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

utilizing five instructive tactical themes:
Tarrasch vs Zukertort, 1887 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 17 moves, 1-0

Overworked pawn
A Afonasieva vs L Dryaeva, 2022 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

P-Q4: Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 Unsound Greek Gift works!
F Crosby vs B Rose, 1967 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 Remove the Defender
B N Dong vs T Dickinson, 2019 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Alapin Var (D16) 1-0 Threat of N fork of two pins
M Dziuba vs S Bruchmann, 2023 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 19 moves, 1-0

Link to The Ninth Pawn's chess course toward the bottom.
F Bindrich vs Z Andriasian, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def: Symmetrical (D32) 1-0 Classic double B sacrifice
Miles vs Browne, 1982 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Swappin' down
Alexander Mukhin vs E Romanov, 2000
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Brinckmann Attk. Grünfeld Gambit Accepted (D84)
Ivkov vs H Bouwmeester, 1960 
(D84) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange Var (D85) 0-1 Free isn't always free
M Hockx vs Pieter Baltus, 1993 
(D85) Grunfeld, 16 moves, 0-1

Remove the Defender, two-for-one in the final position shown.
W Hanewinkel vs T Oral, 1999 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 20 moves, 0-1

B01 0-1 48
B Vergani vs Blackburne, 1895  
(B01) Scandinavian, 48 moves, 0-1

French Def: Exchange (C01) 1-0 unpinning in a blindfold simul
Blackburne vs NN, 1898 
(C01) French, Exchange, 22 moves, 1-0

C01 1-0 38
Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1889  
(C01) French, Exchange, 38 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 1-0 19...Nf4 discovery
Anderssen vs K Mayerhofer, 1851 
(C01) French, Exchange, 48 moves, 1-0

C10 1-0 32
Blackburne vs J Mason, 1889  
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

C10 1-0 28
Tarrasch vs Blackburne, 1895  
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

C10 1-0 32
Schiffers vs Blackburne, 1895  
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

C10 1-0 24
Blackburne vs Tinsley, 1895  
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

C11 0-1 49
Blackburne vs Tarrasch, 1889  
(C11) French, 49 moves, 0-1

C11 1-0 34
Blackburne vs Schiffers, 1896  
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

C13 1-0 22
Blackburne vs Tarrasch, 1885  
(C13) French, 22 moves, 1-0

C13 1-0 17
Blackburne vs A Muller, 1894  
(C13) French, 17 moves, 1-0

C20 1-0 64
Blackburne vs Von Bardeleben, 1895  
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Macleod Attack (C20) 1-0 a "windmill" procedure
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1854 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 1-0 Connected Ps, in style!
Blackburne vs D Forsyth, 1883  
(C22) Center Game, 48 moves, 1-0

C22 0-1 17
J G Colbourne vs Blackburne, 1894  
(C22) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1

C25 1-0 26
Blackburne vs J M Hanham, 1889  
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

C26 0-1 34
J Mieses vs Blackburne, 1892  
(C26) Vienna, 34 moves, 0-1

C29 0-1 52
D G Baird vs Blackburne, 1889  
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 52 moves, 0-1

C29 1-0 19
Blackburne vs Conill / Lopez, 1891  
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

C29 0-1 25
C M Jonas vs Blackburne, 1897  
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 25 moves, 0-1

C30 1-0 18
Blackburne vs Blanchard, 1891 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

C30 1-0 40
Blackburne vs Schlechter, 1894  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

C31 0-1 24
Allies vs Blackburne, 1893  
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

C31 0-1 31
Blackburne vs G Marco, 1895  
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

C33 1/2-1/2 76
Blackburne vs Pillsbury, 1895  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

C32 0-1 20
E Schallopp vs Blackburne, 1896  
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def: Exchange (C41) 0-1 Overloaded K can't defend both
Pillsbury vs Blackburne, 1899 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

C45 1-0 38
Blackburne vs Winawer, 1881  
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1-0

C45 1-0 39
Blackburne vs Mackenzie, 1885  
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

C44 0-1 52
Gunsberg vs Blackburne, 1889  
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

C44 0-1 35
Blackburne vs K Walbrodt, 1895  
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 0-1

C41 0-1 69
W Pollock vs Blackburne, 1895  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

C45 1-0 32
J Mieses vs Blackburne, 1895  
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 moves, 1-0

C50 0-1 33
A C Vazquez vs Blackburne, 1891  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 33 moves, 0-1

C51 0-1 20
Allies vs Blackburne, 1894  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

C52 0-1 47
Blackburne vs J Mason, 1895  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 47 moves, 0-1

C53 1-0 46
Blackburne vs Tarrasch, 1896  
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 46 moves, 1-0

C54 0-1 23
R Fenton vs Blackburne, 1897  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 0-1

C55 1/2-1/2 48
Blackburne vs Pillsbury, 1897  
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

C66 0-1 33
Burn vs Blackburne, 1889  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 0-1

C66 0-1 30
Taubenhaus vs Blackburne, 1889  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

C63 0-1 22
Gossip vs Blackburne, 1890  
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

C60 1-0 24
Blackburne vs NN, 1893  
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

C62 0-1 36
Dobell / Elsden vs Blackburne, 1894  
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

C83 1-0 35
Blackburne vs Zukertort, 1887  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 35 moves, 1-0

D02 0-1 29
F J Lee vs Blackburne, 1890  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

D02 1-0 22
Blackburne vs D Forsyth, 1894  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

D02 1-0 36
Blackburne vs Tarrasch, 1894  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

D20 0-1 31
Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1899  
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 0-1

D37 1-0 43
Blackburne vs Taubenhaus, 1887  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

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

D38 1-0 38
Blackburne vs Gossip, 1889  
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

D31 1-0 30
Blackburne vs Von Bardeleben, 1895  
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

D50 1-0 82
Blackburne vs Tarrasch, 1887  
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 82 moves, 1-0

D50 1-0 21
Blackburne vs Showalter, 1889  
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 1-0

D63 1/2-1/2 80
Pillsbury vs Blackburne, 1898 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening: Exchange (A00) 0-1 pin and pseudo-Q overload
M Rajagopal vs L Day, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs Opening/Reversed Owen Def (A00) 0-1 lots o'tactics
J Owen vs Zukertort, 1878 
(A06) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: English Var (A01) 1/2- B corrals N on edge
V Artemiev vs Zvjaginsev, 2013 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort Opening: Dutch mutual dbl fios (A04) 0-1disc dbl attk
Radjabov vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2021 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Why did he do that? If I do this, what will he do next?
R Praggnanandhaa vs H Yeritsyan, 2017 
(A05) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack vs BxNf3 (A06) 1-0 Alekhine's Gun
P Romanovsky vs Y Vilner, 1927 
(A06) Reti Opening, 66 moves, 1-0

A classic KIA, with 13 a3 a key move.
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Rubinstein Var (A34) 1-0Undermine
Illescas Cordoba vs J de la Villa Garcia, 1990 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 18 moves, 1-0

This game was used in the Wikipedia article about the Skewer
Kasparov vs Lutikov, 1978 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Def: ML (B01) 1-0 Black doesn't get castled
D Brodsky vs Anish Kumar, 2022 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Modern. Main Line (B05) 1-0 Undermine
McShane vs A Olkhovskiy, 2017 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 18 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: King Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 Bxh2+ Discovery QxQ
M Porges vs Winawer, 1892 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 0-1

his share of the tactics in this game; he just threw away the g
Benko vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Bg7 (B06) 1-0 B robs the back rank defender
R Kuczynski vs L Kristensen, 1988 
(B06) Robatsch, 32 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attk. Modern Def (B13) 1-0TerrificTactics!
Polgar vs Seirawan, 1993 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Nimzowitsch. Exchange (B29) 0-1 Remove the Guard
E Contedini vs F Roessel, 1958 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 22 moves, 0-1

queen "sac" decoy/deflection provides a N+ royal family fork
M Rohde vs Miles, 1978 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Just take it!
Ivanchuk vs F Vallejo Pons, 2002 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Classical. General (B56) 1-0 blitz pin to win
Carlsen vs L P Supi, 2022 
(B56) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Boleslavsky Var (B59) 1-0 Undermine the Defender
S Bouaziz vs B Ziska, 1990 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Scheveningen. Tal Var (B82) 1-0 Q sac for blind swine
Tal vs Gulko, 1969 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicil, Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 0-1 missed cap-recap fork
S Arslanov vs S Klimov, 2009 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attk. Leonhardt Var (B88) 0-1Overloaded
O Neikirch vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Undefended White e1-rook? 17 ... Bxh2+! 18 KxB Qh4+ forks it
V Goldfarb vs Alekhine, 1909 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

amusing touch of rival Alekhine's Gun
N Mannheimer vs Nimzowitsch, 1930  
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

13. Nxd7! prepares 14. Nf6+! and 15. Bxh7+!
Jansa vs D Marovic, 1974 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 1-0 uncommon double fork
S Delgado Ramirez vs W Stevens, 1956 
(C21) Center Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 1-0 Lolli's Mate awaits
Blackburne vs Woodward, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

The "Immortal Zwichenzug Game" (Chernev)
Tartakower vs Capablanca, 1924 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

KGA B's Gambit 3...Ne7 (C33) 1-0 Rob the pin; it can't defend
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

G24 in 1869 book "Chess Brilliants" by John Odin Howard Taylor
Dubois vs A Mongredien, 1862 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Der Schwarze Tod (the Black death) has to attack via the white
Blackburne vs J G Witton, 1885 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Tartakower Var (C45) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Tartakower vs G J Wood, 1947 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Lolli Attack (C57) 1-0Exch Sac Attk
J Balint vs Chernev, 1938 
(C57) Two Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2Knts Def. Polerio Def Bogoljubow Var (C58) 1-0 Turn!
J Zhu vs W Doudou, 2015 
(C58) Two Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Levitsky Attack. Euwe Var Modern Line (D00) 0-1 B+ fork awaits
M Cornette vs S Galdunts, 2004 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

P-Q4: Zukertort Var (D02) 1-0 Seize open lines!!
D Andreikin vs A Timofeev, 2019 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def: Two Knights Var (D32) 1-0 Blindfold simul record
Koltanowski vs Lamb, 1937 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 12 moves, 1-0

QGD. Tartakower Defense. General (D58) 1-0 Decoy Sac & Pin
J Houska vs T Hebbes, 2014 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 33 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Delayed Exchange (D75) 0-1 Just Take IT!
S Erdelyi vs Szabo, 1949 
(D75) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5, 33 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical Var (E32) 1-0 Exchange & keep comin
M Baldauf vs P Zpevak, 2016 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

Simple minority attack win. Capa makes it look easy!
Capablanca vs Golombek, 1939 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

28 Qc5+! double attacks defending Black a7-queen and c8-king
Gligoric vs Larsen, 1973 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

KID. Fianchetto. Debrecen Defense (E67) 1-0 Disc Attack
A Simutowe vs Yung Lau, 2000 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 30 moves, 1-0

Bird-Larsen Attack: Classical Var (A01) 1-0 peachy Zatonskih
N D Bezaleel vs D Vest, 2003 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

15 Nd4xc6! Qd7xNc6 16 c4xd5 forks the Black Qc6, Ne6
Fischer vs P Lapiken, 1956 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio KIA: Symmetrical Def (A05) 1-0 Take, Recapture, Fork
Dubov vs L Trent, 2017 
(A05) Reti Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio vs Lasker's NY System (A15) 1-0 Single-Double P thrust
Euwe vs J Graafland, 1925 
(A15) English, 12 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit Complex: Zilbermints Gambit II (A40) 0-1 N&Q
T Popa vs L Abramavicius, 1936 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attk: General (A45) 1-0 Time wasted is time lost.
Morozevich vs Karpov, 2022 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Kotovs' Masterpiece (Zurich 1953) 1st Brilliancy Prize
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Fully Accepted Var (A58) 1-0 blitz tactics!!
Carlsen vs P A Hansen, 2009 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Leningrad. Warsaw Var (A88) 0-1 Octopus!!
M de Verdier vs A Lauber, 2010 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 30 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def: Marshall Var (B01) 0-1 Failed Zwischenzug
C G Hilton vs A Hollis, 1963 
(B01) Scandinavian, 17 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Steiner Var (B02) 1-0Windmill/Morphy's Mate ahead
A A Barbosa de Oliveira / M Kiss vs Reti / L Vianna, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Modern. Larsen Var (B04) 1-0 Zatonskih
S P Sethuraman vs A Akhmetov, 2023
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Bg7 vs Bc4 (B06) 0-1 Pins, Forks, etc.
A Medina Garcia vs Larsen, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 32 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Pins aplenty
M Ruck-Petit vs R Herstein, 1978 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicil Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Chelyabinsk (B33) 1-0Disc Dbl
P B Weir vs A Parakrama, 1978 
(B33) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Mikenas Defense (A40) 1-0 Q sac unpin, checks, pins, forks
Keene vs E Fielder, 1964  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: French Variation. Open (B40) 1-0 Tuned up
Z Gofshtein vs D Godes, 1993 
(B40) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Arabian Mate / Mastering Tactical Ideas by IM Nikolay
Parma vs M Damjanovic, 1960 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 0-1

M Jadoul vs Karpov, 1986 
(B44) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 Discovered+
A Sznapik vs R Meulders, 1980 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack (B51) 0-1 24.? They missed it.
E Rosen vs M Yilmaz, 2023 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 67 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack (B51) 0-1 Deadly Discovery Dbl Attk
S Maze vs J Murey, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Modern Line (B76) 1-0 Outnumber
S Chanda vs A Belezky, 2008 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Najdorf. English Attk (B90) 1-0Not quite Alekhine's G
J Zhu vs F Sun, 2017 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

Power of the pin and fork.. Bh5 set up the N sac, and allowed N
Keres vs Kotov, 1950 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Royal Fork by Bishop at EOG
J Szmetan vs Quinteros, 1972 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 35 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch Var (C10) 1-0 pin and obstruction
Browne vs J F Hurt, 1973 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

Center Game (C21) 1-0 Just take it!
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2023 
(C21) Center Game, 31 moves, 1-0

27...Re8? pin boomerangs into double attack
Meleh N Davis vs Binta Sy Mame, 2022 
(C26) Vienna, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1-0 Scary Garry strikes again
Kasparov vs Adams, 1999 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

What a great example of Nimzowitsch plays
Nimzowitsch vs Spielmann, 1910 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Queen sacrifice to deflect the defender from obstructing
J Shoup vs Marshall, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch. Accepted (C47) 0-1 Pile up
T Engqvist vs B Amin, 2022 
(C47) Four Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Scotch. Accepted (C47) 0-1 Pawn fork
M Izaura Nielsen vs F B Nielsen, 2001 
(C47) Four Knights, 26 moves, 0-1

Making threats isn't always the answer -- don't remove thy own
E Safarli vs N Sarin, 2019 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

excellent teaching game for the technique of exploiting a pin
Sutovsky vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Discovered Double Attack
E A Mandelbaum vs R Ortega, 1952 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

cross-pin x-ray
Tal vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1966 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Rubinstein System (D33) 1-0 Dbl Windmill
J Brach Sr vs J R von Pessler, 1910 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

14. Bxf6! uses "pin break" & "double attack" to win a pawn
Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Ultra-delayed Exchange (D79) 1-0 Remove the G
H Rossetto vs J H Donner, 1955 
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 39 moves, 1-0

Great tactics by Euwe.
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: General (E00) 1-0 This one or that one?
Vladimirov vs L Zaid, 1975 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E06) 1-0 Discovery Zatonskih
F Doettling vs K Schulz, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 34 moves, 1-0

The ol' double en prise, double check whammy!!
B Calton vs N Nippell, 1987 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 20 moves, 1-0

Dutch, Staunton Gambit 4...d5?! (A83) 1-0 Where will Q go next?
J Verboven vs H van der Heijden, 1976 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 8 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack: General (A06) 0-1 bullet
T M Le vs Carlsen, 2023
(A06) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Three Knights Opening: General (C46) 1-0 Center Pawn fork trick
S Rosenthal vs M Fleissig, 1873 
(C46) Three Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni, Geller Var (A33) 1-0 Disc ++
L B Hansen vs de Firmian, 1998 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 13 moves, 1-0

18.Nb3 makes an equal or greater threat to escape the P fork
M Rudzinska vs K Vo, 2023
(C00) French Defense, 67 moves, 1-0

QGD: Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 N+ discovered attk
A Kaspi vs M Allmacher, 2023
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian, Center P fork trick (C46) 0-1
A Sermier vs A David, 1993 
(C46) Three Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Three Ps Attk (B06) 1-0 Meet check w/checkmate!!
F Corrales Jimenez vs Naroditsky, 2019 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. General (C60) 1-0 Double Disc Check!!
A Kveinys vs Viljar Kapp, 2017
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Var (B41) 1-0 Greek gift
Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2023 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 29 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 1-0 Remove the Guard!
Nunn vs Yusupov, 1991 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Scandinavian. Geschev Gambit (B02) 0-1 Legall's #
NN vs G Geshev, 1935 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Q+ and fork LPDO B
Crampton vs W Baker, 1977 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 7 moves, 0-1

Q forks 2 LPDO
N Littlewood vs J Penrose, 1964
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

The old I'll Queen first and skewer you trick.
B Adhiban vs Iturrizaga Bonelli, 2023 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 56 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. ML (C52) 1-0 R sac for promotion
Blackburne vs J B L'Oste, 1885 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 42 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack 7.Qd5+ forks Bc5 (C43) 1-0
N Theodorou vs Radjabov, 2023 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Unpin with a capture threatening to capture again
W Paulsen vs Von Bardeleben, 1883 
(C22) Center Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 0-1 pinned after a pawn grab
I Cheparinov vs I Sokolov, 2023 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

22.Bc4! (interference/Q trp); 32.Bd6+! (dbl interference)
G Lane vs S Djuric, 2001 
(B40) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

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