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Compiled by fredthebear

Something for Black, something for White. See what the Bishop aims at, and add to it. If the defending Knight is absent from the third rank & file (c3/c6 and f3/f6), the opposing queen can be effective on that flank.

The Indian Defense E codes are not so easy, but sound positionally once understood. The fianchetto A codes in this collection tend to be more unorthodox, tricky but more unstable in the center.

* What's your plan? Game Collection: Elements of planning

Move out ALL your minor pieces (knights and bishops before the rooks and queen), and just a few pawns. A well-placed piece does more damage, or threatens to, and can escape by retreating if necessary, or exchange/self-sacrifice to retain the initiative. Once pawns are advanced, they need permanent protection which is passive defense sitting back, or let the pawn die and loose the end game to your opponent's pawn majority after piece trades empty the board. It's more efficient to play with your faster, multi-directional pieces more so than your slow, limited pawns.

King pawn games 1.e4 tend to move along at a quicker pace than queen pawn games 1.d4, but open lines resulting from pawn exchanges are the real reason pace-of-play livens up. This is a general concept with exceptions.

* It's his idea:

Soller Gambit Deferred (A40) 0-1 He went 82 years between wins!
Baumgartner vs F Borsdorff, 1973 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit (A40) 0-1 The castled K wins again
H W Apperly vs H Charlick, 1894 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Englund G Complex: Hartlaub-Charlick G (A40) 0-1 Opera Mate
J Krejcik vs J Thirring, 1898 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

A40 Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit 0-1 A kNight+ will lead to mate
G Fahrion vs Ali Irad, 1994 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit Declined (A40) 0-1 Fishing Pole Attack on h-file
H Krebs vs E J Diemer, 1974 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: General (E00) 0-1 Recapture allows Royal fork+
Mulyar vs Van Wely, 2011 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E08) 0-1 Smashing!
Novotelnov vs Averbakh, 1951 
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 No Holds Barred!
Y Gusev vs Antoshin, 1952 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Exchange Var (E11) 0-1 PINS!
Le Quang Liem vs Jobava, 2010 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Kramnik Var (E17) 0-1
Le Quang Liem vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 0-1

NID: Spielmann. Stahlberg Var (E23) 0-1
Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 35 moves, 0-1

NID: Classical. Noa Variation (E34) 0-1 KEG annotates!
Factor vs S Bernstein, 1936 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 52 moves, 0-1

Pterodactyl Def: Miscellany. Queen Pterodactyl Quiet (A40) 1/2-
Korchnoi vs Morozevich, 2003 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pterodactyl Defense: Eastern. Pterodactyl (B06) 0-1 What a day
A J Mestel vs L Day, 1982 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Q Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 0-1Be careful where you aim
Simon J vs J Bar-Nir, 1963 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: QP Fianchetto (A40) 0-1 Deadly Dbl Discover+ looms
S Loeffler vs D Norwood, 1994 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Bg7 (A40) 0-1 0-0-0+ won't get the job done
I Shvyrjov vs A Kalinichev, 2005 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Beefeater 206/(A40) 0-1 Pin; Get the Q in close
G Taylor vs I Ivanov, 1985 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Beefeater Var (A40) 0-1 X-ray Defense
J Kulbacki vs B Wall, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Horwitz Def: General (A40) 0-1 A Knight is a Rook's worst enemy
M Richter vs B Socko, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

English Opening: English Defense (A40) 0-1 R sac for initiative
R A Allicock vs D King, 2005 
(A10) English, 20 moves, 0-1

Once: Ah, an old favourite of mine.
C Van Tilbury vs Martin Guevara Cano, 1981 
(A10) English, 18 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

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 1-0 line 'em up
M Richter vs Hertneck, 2007 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 1-0 LPDO
M Richter vs V Babula, 2008 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Bg7 (A40) 1-0 N Discovered+ nabs Q
M Richter vs G Antoniassi, 2000 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Defense: General (A40) 1-0 Problem pins tie the guard
H Reddmann vs Ftacnik, 2001
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: Mikenas Var (B00) 1-0 R sac fails
Y Marrero Lopez vs P Mascaro March, 2004 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Classical Variation / vs Colle Set-up (A40) 1-0
B McCamon vs B Carlier, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Owen's Defense (B00) 1-0 8.Nxe6 creates light square issues
F Tahirov vs S Pukkinen, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

French/Owen's Defense (A40) 1-0 15 moves, smothered mate
H Namyslo vs R Lau, 1996 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Center P Duo vs ...a5?, b6, (A40) 1-0 Bxf7+, Ng5+, tiny K walk
M Pitz vs S Stark, 2009 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Polish Defense (A40) 1-0 Greek gift
Tarjan vs J M Hodgson, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Polish Defense / St. George Defense (A40) 1-0 Space advantage
Miles vs S Chaivichit, 1984 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

St. George Def: St. Georgs Gambit (A40) 1-0 dogfight to the max
Chandler vs M Basman, 1985 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

St. George / Horwitz Def 1...e6 2...b5?! (A40) 1-0 2 vs 1 EG
Le Quang Liem vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

P-Q4: Q Fianchetto (A40) 1-0 Baer takes Lasker in a Closed game
J Baer vs Lasker, 1913 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

Vladas Mikenas annotates in his ("Chess textbook")1932, p.93-97
Noteboom vs M Scheinberg, 1930 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

G188 in Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Filip vs Petrosian, 1965 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 16 in 'My System' by Aron Nimzowitsch
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

NID: Three Knights Var (E21) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch, 1929 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 50 moves, 0-1

Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1966), Moscow URS
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1969), Moscow URS
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

Another well-known gem from legendary Zurich '53. Great stuff!
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

a pendulum causes a temporal rift in the form of zwischenzug
L Day vs Suttles, 1969 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 40 moves, 1-0

"Johner in the Belly of the Whale" (game of the day Jun-03-2010
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

G72 IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 178-179
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 12 in 'Simple Chess' by Michael Francis Stean
S J Hutchings vs Keene, 1973  
(A16) English, 22 moves, 0-1

Horwitz Defense: General (A40) 0-1 pawn pecks
V Kovacevic vs K Hulak, 1978 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1
Udovcic vs V Kovacevic, 1970 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Averbakh System. Kotov Var (A42) 1-0 K walk
Timman vs Suttles, 1974 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 49 moves, 1-0

Mikenas Defense (A40) 1-0 pseudo Legall's Unpin K Hunt on Qside
Keene vs E Fielder, 1964  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit (A40) 1-0 Pile on the pin
R Nechepurenko vs N Lortkipanidze, 2008
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit Complex Qxb2 etc. (A40) 1-0 White enters 7th
Alekhine vs W N Dinger, 1933 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: 4.Bc4 b5 (B06) 0-1 Late castling record?
S Caglar vs S Gvetadze, 2017 
(B06) Robatsch, 39 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

Horwitz Defense: General (A40) 0-1 Dutch League
W van der Gracht vs Sadler, 2011 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Game47 in Fred Reinfeld's book The Immortal Games of Capablanca
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Bg7 & Bg4 (A40) 1-0? White loses center grip
N Minev vs Wojtkiewicz, 1999 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

An exchange sac leading to a nice pin of the Q. Very well done!
Uhlmann vs Anand, 1990 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Defense: General (A40) 1-0 Pure Greco's Mate!
R Hovhannisyan vs M Yudkevich, 2013 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 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

Korchnoi vs Grischuk, 2001 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

Mikenas Defense (A40) 1-0 Discovered + nets queen
M Mitchell vs J Dempsey, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Kasparov vs M Trepp, 1987
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Kasparov vs Lutikov, 1978 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

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