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1870 Beyond Baden-Baden through 1882 EvRob
Compiled by fredthebear

Romantic chess was alive and well.

"My will is mine...I shall not make it soft for you." ― Aeschylus, Agamemnon

"Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, chess battles." ― Garry Kasparov

"After we have paid our dutiful respects to such frigid virtues as calculation, foresight, self-control and the like, we always come back to the thought that speculative attack is the lifeblood of chess." — Fred Reinfeld

"Age brings wisdom to some men, and to others chess." ― Evan Esar

"There is no jewel in the world comparable to learning; no learning so excellent both for Prince and subject, as knowledge of laws; and no knowledge of any laws so necessary for all estates and for all causes, concerning goods, lands or life, as the common laws of England." ― Sir Edward Coke

"Without integrity and honor, having everything means nothing." ― Robin Sharma

"I am no longer cursed by poverty because I took possession of my own mind, and that mind has yielded me every material thing I want, and much more than I need. But this power of mind is a universal one, available to the humblest person as it is to the greatest." ― Andrew Carnegie

"Luckily, there is a way to be happy. It involves changing the emphasis of our thinking from what we want to what we have." ― Richard Carlson

"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Let a man play chess, and tell him that every pawn is his friend; Let him think both bishops are holy. Let him remember happy days in the shadows of his castles. Let him love his queen. Watch him love his queen." ― Mark Lawrence (Prince of Thorn)

"...It is a proud privilege to be a soldier – a good soldier … with discipline, self-respect, pride in his unit and his country, a high sense of duty and obligation to comrades and to his superiors, and a self confidence born of demonstrated ability." ― George S. Patton Jr.

* Glossary: Wikipedia article: Glossary of chess

* Old P-K4 Miniatures: Game Collection: Games for Classes

* Paul Morphy Miniatures:

Oct-09-11 FSR: After 1.e4 e5, 2.Ba6?? is the worst move by a country mile. After that, probably 2.b4 and 2.Ke2 are the worst. 2.Qg4 and 2.g4 are also pretty bad. White still has equality after 2.Qh5, so it's actually not a <terrible> move.

"Zeitnot" is German for "time pressure."

"....his countrymen, Kolisch and Steinitz, are greatly indebted for their later success to their having enjoyed early opportunities of practicing with the departed amateur whose death is also greatly deplored amongst all who knew him personally." — Wilhelm Steinitz, regarding Karl Hamppe

The first appearance of the (John) Cochrane gambit against Petrov's defense C42 was in the year 1848 against an Indian master Mohishunder Bannerjee.

"Sorry don't get it done, Dude!" — John Wayne, Rio Bravo

"Gossip is the devil's telephone. Best to just hang up." — Moira Rose

The Curate and the Corpse

A dead man going slowly, sadly,
To occupy his last abode,
A curate by him, rather gladly,
Did holy service on the road.
Within a coach the dead was borne,
A robe around him duly worn,
Of which I wot he was not proud –
That ghostly garment called a shroud.
In summer's blaze and winter's blast,
That robe is changeless – It's the last.
The curate, with his priestly dress on,
Recited all the church's prayers,
The psalm, the verse, response, and lesson,
In fullest style of such affairs.
Sir Corpse, we beg you, do not fear
A lack of such things on your bier;
They'll give abundance every way,
Provided only that you pay.
The Reverend John Cabbagepate
Watched over the corpse as if it were
A treasure needing guardian care;
And all the while, his looks elate,
This language seemed to hold:
"The dead will pay so much in gold,
So much in lights of molten wax,
So much in other sorts of tax:"
With all he hoped to buy a cask of wine,
The best which thereabouts produced the vine.
A pretty niece, on whom he doted,
And eke his chambermaid, should be promoted,
By being newly petticoated.
The coach upset, and dashed to pieces,
Cut short these thoughts of wine and nieces!
There lay poor John with broken head,
Beneath the coffin of the dead!
His rich, parishioner in lead
Drew on the priest the doom
Of riding with him to the tomb!

The Pot of Milk, and fate
Of Curate Cabbagepate,
As emblems, do but give
The history of most that live.

"Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, chess battles." — Garry Kasparov

"Sometimes in life, and in chess, you must take one step back to take two steps forward." — IM Levy Rozman, GothamChess

So much, much, much better to be an incurable optimist than deceitful and untrustworthy.

"Don't blow your own trumpet." — Australian Proverb

The Blossom
by William Blake

Merry, merry sparrow!
Under leaves so green
A happy blossom
Sees you, swift as arrow,
Seek your cradle narrow,
Near my bosom.
Pretty, pretty robin!
Under leaves so green
A happy blossom
Hears you sobbing, sobbing,
Pretty, pretty robin,
Near my bosom.

Riddle: The one who has it does not keep it. It is large and small. It is any shape.

Answer: A gift.

"He examined the chess problem and set out the pieces. It was a tricky ending, involving a couple of knights. 'White to play and mate in two moves.'
Winston looked up at the portrait of Big Brother. White always mates, he thought with a sort of cloudy mysticism. Always, without exception, it is so arranged. In no chess problem since the beginning of the world has black ever won. Did it not symbolize the eternal, unvarying triumph of Good over Evil? The huge face gazed back at him, full of calm power. White always mates." ― George Orwell, 1984

Drive sober or get pulled over.

"For surely of all the drugs in the world, chess must be the most permanently pleasurable." — Assiac

"No one has ever won a game of chess by taking only forward moves (what about Scholar's Mate?). Sometimes you have to move backwards in order to be able to take better steps forward. That is life." – Anonymous

"You can only get good at chess if you love the game." ― Bobby Fischer

"As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight." — The Revenant

An Animal In The Moon

While one philosopher affirms
That by our senses we're deceived,
Another swears, in plainest terms,
The senses are to be believed.
The twain are right. Philosophy
Correctly calls us dupes whenever
On mere senses we rely.
But when we wisely rectify
The raw report of eye or ear,
By distance, medium, circumstance,
In real knowledge we advance.
These things has nature wisely planned –
Whereof the proof shall be at hand.
I see the sun: its dazzling glow
Seems but a hand-breadth here below;
But should I see it in its home,
That azure, star-besprinkled dome,
Of all the universe the eye,
Its blaze would fill one half the sky.
The powers of trigonometry
Have set my mind from blunder free.
The ignorant believe it flat;
I make it round, instead of that.
I fasten, fix, on nothing ground it,
And send the earth to travel round it.
In short, I contradict my eyes,
And sift the truth from constant lies.
The mind, not hasty at conclusion,
Resists the onset of illusion,
Forbids the sense to get the better,
And never believes it to the letter.
Between my eyes, perhaps too ready,
And ears as much or more too slow,
A judge with balance true and steady,
I come, at last, some things to know.
Thus when the water crooks a stick,
My reason straightens it as quick –
Kind Mistress Reason – foe of error,
And best of shields from needless terror!
The creed is common with our race,
The moon contains a woman's face.
True? No. Whence, then, the notion,
From mountain top to ocean?
The roughness of that satellite,
Its hills and dales, of every grade,
Effect a change of light and shade
Deceptive to our feeble sight;
So that, besides the human face,
All sorts of creatures one might trace.
Indeed, a living beast, I believe,
Has lately been by England seen.
All duly placed the telescope,
And keen observers full of hope,
An animal entirely new,
In that fair planet, came to view.
Abroad and fast the wonder flew; –
Some change had taken place on high,
Presaging earthly changes nigh;
Perhaps, indeed, it might betoken
The wars that had already broken
Out wildly over the Continent.
The king to see the wonder went:
(As patron of the sciences,
No right to go more plain than his.)
To him, in turn, distinct and clear,
This lunar monster did appear. –
A mouse, between the lenses caged,
Had caused these wars, so fiercely waged!
No doubt the happy English folks
Laughed at it as the best of jokes.
How soon will Mars afford the chance
For like amusements here in France!
He makes us reap broad fields of glory.
Our foes may fear the battle-ground;
For us, it is no sooner found,
Than Louis, with fresh laurels crowned,
Bears higher up our country's story.
The daughters, too, of Memory, –
The Pleasures and the Graces, –
Still show their cheering faces:
We wish for peace, but do not sigh.
The English Charles the secret knows
To make the most of his repose.
And more than this, he'll know the way,
By valour, working sword in hand,
To bring his sea-encircled land
To share the fight it only sees today.
Yet, could he but this quarrel quell,
What incense-clouds would grateful swell!
What deed more worthy of his fame!
Augustus, Julius – pray, which Caesar's name
Shines now on story's page with purest flame?
O people happy in your sturdy hearts!
Say, when shall Peace pack up these bloody darts, And send us all, like you, to softer arts?

"There just isn't enough televised chess." — David Letterman

"Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don't be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren't paying any attention to you. It's your attention to yourself that is so stultifying. But you have to disregard yourself as completely as possible. If you fail the first time then you'll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there's no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself." — Eleanor Roosevelt

"Many have become chess masters, no one has become the master of chess." — Siegbert Tarrasch

Chess For Children Step by Step by William Lombardy. Chess and Children by George Francis Kane.
Chess in a Nutshell by Fred Reinfeld.
Chess Tactics for Beginners, edited by Fred Reinfeld. Chess for Beginners by I.A. Horowitz.
Attack and Counterattack in Chess by Fred Reinfeld. How To Force Checkmate by Fred Reinfeld.
How To Win Chess Games Quickly by Fred Reinfeld. Learn Chess Quickly by I.A. Horowitz.
Modern Ideas in the Chess Openings by I.A. Horowitz. How Not to Play Chess by Eugene A. Znosko-Borovsky. How to Improve Your Chess by by I.A. Horowitz and Fred Reinfeld. How to Play Chess Endings by I.A. Horowitz.
Logical Chess, Move by Move by Irving Chernev.
The Logical Approach to Chess by Dr. Max Euwe, et. al. The Art of the Checkmate by Georges Renaud and Victor Kahn. The King Hunt by W.H. Cozens.
Chess The Easy Way by Reuben Fine.
Chess in Ten Easy Lessons by Larry Evans.
What's the Best Move? by Larry Evans.
The Complete Chess Player by Fred Reinfeld.
The Art of Chess Combination by Eugene A. Znosko-Borovsky. How to Play Chess Endings by Eugene A. Znosko-Borovsky. Win at Chess by Fred Reinfeld.
Dynamic Chess by R.N. Coles.
Common Sense in Chess by Emanuel Lasker.
1000 Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev.
Chess Master vs Chess Amateur by Euwe and Meiden. Morphy's Games of Chess by Hans Kmoch.
How Good is Your Chess? by Leonard Barden.
How to Play the Chess Openings by Eugene A. Znosko-Borovsky. The Middle Game in Chess by Eugene A. Znosko-Borovsky. The Art of Sacrifice by Rudolf Spielmann.
The Game of Chess by Siegbert Tarrasch.
The Golden Treasury of Chess by Welmuth and Horowitz. Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker.
Chess For Fun and Chess For Blood by Edward Lasker. 200 Open Games by David Bronstein.
Winning Chess Traps by Irving Chernev.
The Art of Attack by Vukovic
The Chess-Player's Handbook by Howard Staunton.
The Art of the Middle Game by Paul Keres and Alexander Kotov. Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman.
A Guide to Chess Endings by Dr. Max Euwe and David Hooper. The Art of Chess by James Mason

Z72db Zachariah went five beetlez hands won again of sandstone.

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 / Scotch Gambit less QN (000) 1-0 N on the 6th!
W Pollock vs A Rumboll, 1882 
(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 
(A20) English, 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 R 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, 1865 
(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.
K 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
Mephisto vs G McLennan, 1878 
(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
Allies vs Dadian / Marcoran, 1881 
(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, 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
R 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 J 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 A 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
A 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 / Soffe / 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, 28 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

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0Vukovic # next
E Delmar vs J Elson, 1870 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack vs QGD Tartakakower Nf8 (D00) 1-0 Semi-Bad Bs
J Mason vs Wittek, 1882 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese Countergambit (C23) 0-1Cross pin f2
J M IJzerman vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Schliemann Def (C63) 0-1 Greek gift, 19 moves
C T Goering vs J Minckwitz, 1871 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish Schleimann Def. Jaenisch G. Acptd (C40) 0-1Old KY Like
P de Schloezer vs Chigorin, 1878 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Paulsen Var (C51) 1-0 Stockfish
Winawer vs S Rosenthal, 1870 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Tarrasch Var (C77) 1-0
E Hussey vs Zukertort, 1881 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

French Def: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Stockfish notes; Mayet's Mate
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Rousseau Gambit (C50) 0-1 Cornered
E Anthony vs Steinitz, 1880 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Czech Def (A00) 0-1 Q trap w/uncastled King
Junge vs E Matthai, 1970 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 0-1 Exchange sac attack!
Burn vs De Vere, 1870 
(C01) French, Exchange, 16 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening / Bird vs Lasker's NY System (A00) 0-1 Promot
Chigorin vs J Mason, 1882 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 54 moves, 0-1

A pretty funny and refreshing game!
Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 45 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 1-0 JHB notes
Blackburne vs Meitner, 1882  
(C22) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

French Def: Steinitz Attack 2.e5 f6 (C00) 0-1 What an escape!
Steinitz vs Winawer, 1882 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

variants - remove Ra1 / Reversed Falkbeer CG (000) 1-0 K walk
J Mason vs Dr. S, 1882 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Pages 790-791 of A History of Chess by H.J.R. Murray (Oxford,
Guila vs G Pecci, 1875 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

KGA. Fischer Defense (C34) 1-0 Raking bishops
Blackburne vs J H Shayler, 1879 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

KGA. Allgaier Gambit Urusov Attack (C39) 1-0 Blindfold Simul
Blackburne vs B McLeod, 1872 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening, Spanish Variation (C44) by transposition
Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1870 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 0-1

White missed the spectacular 23.Ng5+!
Memel CC vs Koenigsburg CC, 1872 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Sac attack against uncastled K
L Goldsmith vs F K Esling, 1880 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit. Modern Transfer (C32) 1-0
H Hosmer vs J Congdon, 1874 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. Allgaier Gambit Urusov Attack (C39) 0-1
J O H Taylor vs Blackburne, 1873 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Exchange Variation WIld HAir (C41) 1-0
Blackburne vs K Hamppe, 1873 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Bird vs J Mason, 1875 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Slow Var (C52) 1-0 Raking Bs, Pins
P Richardson vs J Mason, 1873 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Scotch 4...Qh4 Horwitz Attk (C45) 1-0 intermezzo+ creates obstr
W Grimshaw vs Steinitz, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Horwitz Attack. Blackburne Var (C45) 0-1 Stockfish
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 66 moves, 0-1

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit. Anderssen Attack (C31) 1/2-1/2
Mephisto vs A Marriott, 1881 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Defense: Hanham. Sharp Variation (C41) 1-0 Stockfish
Blackburne vs Paulsen, 1873  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Slow Var (C52) 1-0 Bishop outpost
Zukertort vs W Martin, 1875 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Boden Var (C33) 0-1
W Martin vs Zukertort, 1876 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Tarrasch Var (C77) 0-1 Stockfish
S Rosenthal vs Winawer, 1878 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird Var (C61) 1-0 Disc Dbl check next
J Wisker vs Bird, 1873 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD: Modern Variation (D50) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish; 20.?
E Delmar vs F Roser, 1876 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 1-0 Setting up Bh7+ for promo #
J Wisker vs Zukertort, 1872 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Winawer vs Steinitz, 1870 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 0-1

NID. Normal. Bishop Attack Classical Def (E48) 0-1
J Minckwitz vs Winawer, 1870 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 45 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 1-0 Stockfish
Anderssen vs Paulsen, 1870 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Normal Defense (D35) 1-0 Stockfish
G Neumann vs Blackburne, 1870 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 1-0 Battery on the c-file
Bird vs L Benima, 1880 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

variants less QN, Bird's Opening (000) 1-0 Q sac for Mayet's #!
W Cook vs A E Wilson, 1881 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 1-0

Wonderful piece play and attack by Chigorin.
Bird vs Chigorin, 1882 
(C59) Two Knights, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Friess Attack (C80) 0-1 OCB ending
Gossip vs E E Gilbert, 1879 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 42 moves, 0-1

G C Reichhelm & W P Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, 1898, p. 87
Steinitz vs C Newman, 1882 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 54 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Gianutio Gambit (C33) 1/2-1/2
J Wisker vs S Rosenthal, 1870 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: Classical. Delayed Exchange Var (C11) 0-1
Blackburne vs J Mason, 1881 
(C11) French, 78 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: General (C40) 0-1 Black was practically lost
J O H Taylor vs S Boden, 1874 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs Opening: General (A00) 1-0 the Bishop's Dovetail #
Owen vs J Wisker, 1872
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Jerome Gambit (C51) 1-0 There goes the king!
A Jerome vs NN, 1876 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

variants less QN1, pseudo Muzio Gambit (000) 1-0 Sac Attack!
W G Ward vs F G Rowe, 1875 
(000) Chess variants, 19 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange Var (C41) 0-1 Grueling OCB ending
M Fleissig vs Paulsen, 1873 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 73 moves, 0-1

KP Stonewall: I wouldn't call 2... Ne7 with 3... f5 normal.
J Heral vs Anderssen, 1873 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

KGA. Gaga Gambit (C33) 1-0 Dbl Disc++ into Arabian Mate
I Orchard vs J S R Thomson, 1881 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Paulsen Var (C51) 1-0 Stockfish
Tarrasch vs Mendelson, 1879 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

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

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Paulsen Def (C39) 0-1 Correspondence
W T Pierce vs Gossip, 1873 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 0-1

KGA. Allgaier Gambit Urusov Attack (C39) 1-0 different ending?
J O H Taylor vs Zukertort, 1874 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attk (C56) 1-0 Stockfish
D Starbuck vs A Ettlinger, 1882 
(C56) Two Knights, 14 moves, 1-0

P-K4: Irish Gambit 3.Nxe5? NxNe5 4.d4 (C44) 1-0 Dbl N sac!?
F Tendering vs Bothe, 1875 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. London Def (C44) 1-0 Game ofThrones
Duke Karl of Brunswick vs Prince of Villafranca, 1870  
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit (C25) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Steinitz vs Winawer, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 23 moves, 1-0

"Les Prix de Beauté aux Echecs" - François Le Lionnais
Bird vs J Mason, 1876 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Rio de Janeiro Var (C67) 1/2-1/2
Winawer vs Zukertort, 1882 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Even against NN, this is a pretty mate.
Steinitz vs NN, 1874 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

3.f3 exf3
A E Blackmar vs A Labry, 1876 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 14 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: General (C27) 1-0 Kside assault!
Chigorin vs A Ascharin, 1875
(C27) Vienna Game, 29 moves, 1-0

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

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