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1870 Beyond Baden-Baden through 1882
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Potter gave Queen odds and announced a forced mate at move 7!!!
W Potter vs NN, 1870 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Variants /KGA Muzio Gambit (000) 1-0Remove the Guard, Pin, etc.
S Rosenthal vs Count Isouard, 1871 
(000) Chess variants, 16 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening / Wing Gambit (A00) 1-0Pile on the pin to win
B W Blijdenstein vs T C ter Haar, 1873 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening: English (A00) 0-1Capture/Re-capture, Rob pin
H Harding vs H Hosmer, 1871 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: 1.f4 f5 2.e4 Wagner-Zwitersch Gambit (A02) 1-0
Bird vs O Gelbfuhs, 1873 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Another Dbl Rook Sac victory
C T Goering vs J Minckwitz, 1871 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 1-0 Remove the Guard next
C M Fisher vs Robert Smith, 1873 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: General (B00) 1-0 House of Cards
J Minckwitz vs J Noa, 1881 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 Qs in action!
Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1879 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Pin Variation (B40) 1-0 shift the target!
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1870 
(B40) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. American Attk (B45) 0-1 Fishin' Pole
Zukertort vs E Schallopp, 1881 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 16 moves, 0-1

"Get a Knight on 5 and your game's alive." C01 1-0 20
Mackenzie vs P Ware, 1871 
(C01) French, Exchange, 20 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 1-0 Blindfold simul
Blackburne vs E Hall Wood, 1871 
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Blackburne vs J A Huckvale, 1875 
(C01) French, Exchange, 21 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 1-0 Full force Kside!
Mackenzie vs J Mason, 1878 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Classical (C21) 1-0 Nxh7+ deflection
M Bier vs S Ricardo-Rocamora, 1876 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Draw C25 1/2-1/2 18 Fredthebear knows, shows it.
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Deutsche Schachzeitung 1874, p. 151
J Mason vs D M Martinez, 1874  
(C25) Vienna, 25 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Falkbeer Var (C26) 0-1 zanzibar notes
NN vs B Lasker, 1881 
(C26) Vienna, 12 moves, 0-1

"Viennese Waltz" -- Develop and Attack!
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C28) Vienna Game, 16 moves, 1-0

KGD: Falkbeer Countergambit. Anderssen Attk (C31) 0-1 Boden's #
F Langley vs B Burt, 1870 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's G (C33) 0-1Q sac lets open lines
F Riemann vs Anderssen, 1876 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

Black underpromotion checkmate from the corner!!
Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 7 moves, 0-1

KGA. B's Gambit Bogoljubow Var (C33) 0-1Fantastic file opening
S Rosenthal vs Bird, 1873 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 0-1

KGA Quade G. (C37) 1-0 Sac Rh1 & Qe7 Semi-Smothered#
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA Muzio Gambit Sarratt Def (C37) 1-0 Parry the back rank mate
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1878 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

The First 12 moves are book of the Muzio at move 13 study begn
Chigorin vs Davydow, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

1) KGA 1.e4 e5 2.f4 e5xf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0... 16.Rxf7!
G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1872 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA. Philidor Gambit Schultz Var (C38) 0-1 Hook Mate w/Q
Gunsberg vs G Mclennan, 1879 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Paulsen Def (C39) 0-1 Immediate K walk
Bird vs Gossip, 1873 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 0-1

KGA. Allgaier Gambit Thorold Attk (C39) 1-0 JHB notes
Blackburne vs Philp, 1875  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Paulsen Def (C39) 0-1 Royal fork #!!!
NN vs Zukertort, 1872 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 0-1

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Berlin Def (C39) 1-0 Which N wins?
Blackburne vs Wilson, 1880  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Published in The Cincinnati Commercial in 1881.
Blackburne vs Brewer, 1881 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Fraser Defense (C40) 0-1 kNights bite
A F Ludvigsen vs S Sorensen, 1872 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Fraser Def (C40) 0-1 Mutual Kside attacks
Von Marlozan vs Prince Dadian, 1876 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

1e4 e5 Dresden Opening(C44) 0-1Reinfeld Semi-smothered # puzzle
C H Capon vs J O H Taylor, 1873 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Double Pawn Sac (C44) 1-0 Stockfish
Tarrasch vs W Cohn, 1882 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4.Qh4: Horwitz Attack Nxc7 (C45) 1-0 Stripped down
T Thompson vs C H Blood, 1874 
(C45) Scotch Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Deutsche Schachzeitung 1875, p. 271 read Fredthebear
J Minchin vs J Coker, 1875  
(C45) Scotch Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish Var (C48) 1-0 Fredthebear counted
Winawer vs J Minckwitz, 1870 
(C48) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical Var (C48) 1-0 Greco Mate!
Metger vs Wemmers, 1878 
(C48) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

A pawn storm and a mighty pin come through w/out the queen
V Knorre vs Chigorin, 1874 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Italian Var (C50) 0-1 "Dill Pickle"
S R Dill vs E McCutcheon, 1875  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

Italian Game (C50) 0-1 3 minors mate king w/aid of Q & R sacs
NN vs W Curran, 1876 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Paulsen Variation (C51) 1-0 Spearhead on long dia
Tarrasch vs Mendelson, 1880 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Breslau 1873 "Three Men and a Baby" (GOTD)
F Riemann vs Koeltsch / Pfeiffer / Roesner, 1873 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Compromised Def. ML (C52) 1-0Neat Sacs, Discovery
Blackburne vs NN, 1875 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0Blindfolded Tarrasch owns the open files
Tarrasch vs Landau, 1880 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. (C60) 0-1 Another Dbl R sac
Blackburne vs Burn, 1870 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 Immune rook, discovery
S Boden vs Bird, 1873 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def (C65)0-1 Multiple sacs open the g-file to K
J Baddeley vs Blackburne, 1879 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Up a knight
Paulsen vs S Rosenthal, 1870 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Cecil Valentine de Vere (1846-1874) - Born on Valentine's Day
De Vere vs Paulsen, 1870 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Mackenzie (C77) 1-0 Pin the Attacker
Mackenzie vs H Hosmer, 1871 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Von Popiel G(D00) 0-1Q sac,Reti's Mate
E Kunath vs N Grant, 1975 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

QGA Central Var 3.e4 e5 McDonnell Def (D20) 0-1 3En prise wins
Owen vs Burn, 1875 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

QGA: Central Variation. McDonnell Def (D20) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Owen vs Burn, 1875 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 0-1

QGD: Modern Variation. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 Watch the video!
Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1873 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 1, Breslau 1879: Tarrasch's Dreihundert Schachpartien
Tarrasch vs Mendelson, 1879 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Nimzo/Bird-Larsen Attack: Classical (A01) 0-1 16.Qh5 was better
Robert Smith vs C M Fisher, 1873 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Bird Be2 Stonewall's Sicilian fio (A02) 1-0SmashingKsideFinish
Bird vs J Wisker, 1873 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Double Dutch; White has the better knight. Uncommon mate!
Bird vs K Pitschel, 1878 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, CLosed (B26) 1-0 P thrust Discovered Attk nets piece
Blackburne vs De Vere, 1870 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Var (A83) 0-1 Risky business
L Goldsmith vs C M Fisher, 1875 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: 3...Qe5+ (B01) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Steinitz vs P Ware, 1882 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Four Knights. Exchange Var (B45) 1-0 Stockfish
J Schwarz vs E Schallopp, 1881 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 34 moves, 1-0

French / Delayed Owens vs f3 (C00) 1-0 Both Qs on a raid
Zukertort vs Bird, 1878 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 1/2-1/2 Bxh3 attack; 3 connected P's EG
Zukertort vs W Potter, 1875 
(C01) French, Exchange, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0 Bishop game changers
Tarrasch vs W Cohn, 1880 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Classical Def (C21) 1-0 Dbl N sacs
G Nielsen / V Nielsen vs A van der Linde, 1874 
(C21) Center Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack Var (C22) 1/2-1/2 Fighting draw
W Paulsen vs F Riemann, 1881 
(C22) Center Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGD. Classical Var General (C30) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
F Riemann vs Tarrasch, 1880 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

KGD: Falkbeer Countergambit. Staunton Line (C31) 1-0 Stockfish
Steinitz vs G MacDonnell, 1872 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

KGD: Falkbeer Countergambit. Staunton Line (C31) 0-1 EG links
J Mason vs Bird, 1875 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 62 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Bledow Countergambit (C33) 1-0 Arabian #
Chigorin vs A Khardin, 1877 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky G. Long Whip (C39) 0-1Pawn roller, 2under promo
G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1874 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Dominate kNight on the 6th
Anderssen vs Paulsen, 1873 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 0-1 Inspirational
Winawer vs Blackburne, 1882 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Potter Variation (C45) 1-0 c-file bone in throat
Blackburne vs G MacDonnell, 1876  
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical Var (C45) 1-0 Arabian Mate!
Chigorin vs Schiffers, 1880 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical Var (C45) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
M Judd vs Mackenzie, 1881 
(C45) Scotch Game, 59 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Horwitz Attack. Blackburne Var (C45) 0-1 Stockfish
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 51 moves, 0-1

Game 14 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman
S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C46) Three Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

4Ns Spanish. Classical (C48) 1-0 Q pinned to the mate square
Shumov vs Winawer, 1875 
(C48) Four Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Ranken Variation (C48) 1-0 offramp explains!
Bird vs J Mason, 1876 
(C48) Four Knights, 80 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Double Spanish (C49) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Winawer vs Zukertort, 1878 
(C49) Four Knights, 45 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Blindfold pins, skewer +
Blackburne vs A Marriott, 1871 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

Evans G. Goering Attack (C51) 1-0Incredible K hunt; mate in 13!
Schiffers vs Nolde, 1872 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Paulsen Var (C51) 1/2-1/2 Difficult
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1870 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Stockfish
Steinitz vs Bird, 1870 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Open Gambits (Macmillan Library of Chess) by George Botterill
M Judd vs M Judd, 1870 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Compromised Def ML (C52) 1-0
Chigorin vs F Riemann, 1881 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 45 moves, 1-0

See links to 5 entertaining Anderssen-Zukertort Evans Gambits
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1871 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 59 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Compromised Def ML (C52) Exciting!
Mephisto vs Gunsberg, 1878 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Defense (C60) 1-0 Black K caught in center
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1873  
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 Notes by JHB
Anderssen vs Blackburne, 1873  
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

The Chess Monthly, Game 140, notes on p.304
M Judd vs Mackenzie, 1881 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Dynamic Chess by R. N. Coles read by Fredthebear
Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1876 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

A decisive Zukertort sacrifice which runs like clockwork.
Zukertort vs Winawer, 1878 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Var (C77) 1-0 Sac attk!
M Judd vs F Bock, 1871 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

Symmetrical P-Q4 Game: General (D00) 0-1Stockfish notes 40...?
A Schwarz vs W Paulsen, 1880 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

KID: Six Pawns Attack (E77) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish, Fredthebear
A Schwarz vs Paulsen, 1879
(E77) King's Indian, 66 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
De Vere vs Winawer, 1870 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Queen's Knight Var (A85) 0-1 Stockfish notes
G Neumann vs Paulsen, 1870 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 53 moves, 0-1

Ponziani Opening: Ponziani Countergambit (C44) 0-1 Stockfish
S Rosenthal vs Anderssen, 1870 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Improved Steinitz Defense (C66) 1-0
J Minckwitz vs Adolf Stern, 1870 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Var (C30) 0-1 Stockfish
Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1870 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. General (C60) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Paulsen vs G Neumann, 1870 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

French Winawer by namesake (C15) 0-1 Well-timed checks
Winawer vs De Vere, 1870 
(C15) French, Winawer, 16 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Main Lines (C80) 0-1 time
Adolf Stern vs J Minckwitz, 1870 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 19 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Blackburne vs Anderssen, 1873 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Baltimore American, March 13, 1881
Steinitz vs Cairns / Monck / Wallace, 1881 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: General (C40) 0-1 Fireworks!
Carapelli vs F Young, 1874 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 0-1 Pile on the Pins
C F Schmid vs Chigorin, 1882 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Gianutio Gambit (C33) 1-0 Correspond
Chigorin vs A F Gelvig, 1882
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51) 0-1 Q sac attack!
D M Martinez vs Steinitz, 1882 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50)0-1 N & battery
A Schwarz vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 32 moves, 0-1

Australian Town & Country Journal (NSW) issue Sat 12 Nov 1870
L S Phillips vs J McRae, 1870 
(C01) French, Exchange, 38 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Var (C42) 1-0Stockfish
W Potter vs J Mason, 1879 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 14 from On My Great Predecessors 1 by Garry Kasparov
Steinitz vs Paulsen, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: General (A80) 0-1 Pins
J F Malta vs Bird, 1880 
(A80) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

QGA: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 He missed his shot!
H Gifford vs B W Blijdenstein, 1873 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 52 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Paulsen vs Steinitz, 1873 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 0-1

G126 The Golden Treasury of Chess Part 1 - editors Chess Review
Mephisto vs Tinsley, 1878 
(C57) Two Knights, 28 moves, 1-0

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