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Compiled by fredthebear

This is a Fredthebear collection split to make more room. Some Kramnik miniatures will remain.

* Simagin: Game Collection: Vladimir Simagin

* Famous Chess Photos:

* Overloaded! Game Collection: OVERLOADED!

* tacticmania - Game Collection: tacticmania

* Here's a link to common Checkmate Patterns:

* Here's a link to some fabulous chess brilliancies:

* Mr. Harvey's Puzzle Challenge:

* Passive, but playable in the Russian Game: Game Collection: Alpha Russian (White)

* Starting Out: French Defense: Game Collection: Starting out : The French

* Gambits against the French Defense:
Game Collection: alapin gambit -alapin diemer gambit + reti gam

* Pirc Defense, Classical: Game Collection: Pirc, Classical Variation

* Women:

* Best Games of 2018: Game Collection: Best Games of 2018

* Glossary:

Perpetual check feels like nothing else in a dead lost position.

"If you can believe it, you can achieve it!"

Arnold Schwarzenegger followed the example of another person and became the hulky picture in his mind's eye ("I want to be like him!"):

In chess terms, pick a famous favorite player (beginners should select an old master born before WWI like Adolph Anderssen, Siegbert Tarrasch, Rudolf Spielmann, Samuel Reshevsky, etc. etc.) and study that master's ANNOTATED games w/emphasis on 1.e4/e5, 1.d4/d5, 1.c4/c5, 1.Nf3/Nf6, g3/g6 games. Focus on endgames just as much as openings. Endgame knowledge continuously turns a worse position into a draw, and an even position into a win. Endgames are like a racehorse that gives a final kick with a nose for the wire, finishing stronger than the field. Endgame knowledge will definitely improve your points in the standings.

Or, maybe not says an unbeliever:

Our attitude determines our altitude. Have a cheerful, positive attitude and AIM HIGH, go far, but never forget those who helped you along the way.

It's important for young people to experience the world outside their daily circle -- get exposure, to realize that the possibilities are broad but the commitment to excellence becomes narrow. Have you road a train, plane, bus, and ferryboat? Road a bicycle across the state, or a kayak down river start to finish? Have you milked a cow on a farm and fed the chickens? Checked product on an assembly line? Helped a mad customer at the service desk? Made a delivery in rush hour traffic? Unloaded a shipment? Washed dishes, and/or cleaned someone else's bathroom? Different experiences provide perspective, and personal motivation to go for what makes you happiest, securest. Of course, one must sacrifice many other opportunities to achieve what one wants at the top of their list. You cannot run with the wolfpack and become head buffalo. Gotta choose a path a the behest of others.

Dedication to chess won't take most of us very far in this real world business economy. Chess ability probably won't get you a raise or a promotion (it's more likely to get you fired if you cannot control your impulses to play while on assignment), but you will meet different people you'd never ever meet otherwise through chess. The average fellow probably should limit his chess time (school, work, religion, friends, family, community, commitments come first) and keep the game FUN. Some regular study will improve the amount of FUN you receive. If you don't study, you will lose more often than not when playing those who have studied.

Chess is a universal, world-wide game with versatile mediums on and off the internet for the individual (young and old), partner, or group, for any language, education, race, religion, status, creed, etc. Chess can be an exceptional friend to the poor, lonely, the isolated, the disenfranchised, introverted, and a club for the extroverted. Chess can be played w/a human(s), a travel book of puzzles, a video lesson, or blitz on a cell phone while stuck waiting in line. Robertie, Pandolfini, Howell, Hooper, Evans, Albert, Snape, Silman, Smirnov, Smyslov, Shereshevsky, Van Perlo, Lars Bo Hansen, and/or Karsten Muller's endgame courses will provide hours of thought. Let chess be joyful entertainment, not self-imposed agony. "Win with humility, lose with grace, and do both with dignity". How you conduct yourself matters most.

"If you can believe it, you can achieve it!" But, at what cost to you and your loved ones? Play often, study often, improve your game, but don't become obsessed with chess at the expense of obligations and others dear to you.

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening / Sicilian (A00) 0-1 Sittin' sacs
J Ruiz Galiano vs V Lazarev, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening/Bird Fio (A00) 1-0 Sac the Q, mate w/a pawn
Antoshin vs F Rabar, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Exchange Var (A00) 0-1 27...?
P Zilles vs V Kutsankov, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Bg2, Bb2 v Dutch Stonewall (A00) 1/2-1/2 She's a 10
D Kokarev vs V Ponfilenok, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Var (A01) 0-1 Flank assault
D K Johansen vs V Budde, 1986 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 6 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fianchetto Bb2, Bg2 (A04) 1/2-1/2 Underpromotion N goes ape
Antoshin vs Simagin, 1952 
(A04) Reti Opening, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

Quite instructive basic Knight endgame tactics.
Barcza vs Simagin, 1949 
(A04) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical (A04) 1-0 Crazy like blitz
Kramnik vs A Shomoev, 2013 
(A04) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian (A04) 1-0 Voluntary Removal
V Poley vs Carlsen, 2002 
(A04) Reti Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening/Dbl Fio KI vs NY System (A06) 1-0 Sac to Mate
Vladimirov vs A V Kharitonov, 1977 
(A06) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Def (A06) 1-0 P sac!
V Artemiev vs V Fedoseev, 2019 
(A06) Reti Opening, 56 moves, 1-0

Cool queen trap by Kramnik!
Timman vs Kramnik, 1999 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 Loose pieces drop off to dbl attks
Vladimirov vs Hydra, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Bg4 vs KIA h3, g4 (A07) 1-0 Rob the pin both ways on the 6th
Kramnik vs S Sjugirov, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack vs Sicilian(A08) 1-0 Sacrifice the Rooks!
Vladimirov vs G Agzamov, 1977 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: General (A09) 0-1 Crosspin
V Pajkovic vs G Cabrilo, 1991 
(A09) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

English (A13) · 1-0
V Artemiev vs Harikrishna, 2020 
(A13) English, 45 moves, 1-0

English vs Anglo-Indian Def. 6.cxd5 Nxd5 (A15) 1-0 Pins & Cross
V Akopian vs A Stambulian, 1991 
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1-0

Vladi's Queen sac crashes Vishy
Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 75 in The Greatest Ever Chess Strategies by Sam Collins
Kramnik vs L'Ami, 2011 
(A15) English, 23 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Anglo-Grünfeld Var (A16) 1-0 Discvr+
Savon vs C G Poch, 1971
(A16) English, 19 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto Lines (A29) 1-0 Hot
Kramnik vs C E Toth, 1991 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 19 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 1-0 position is drawn
V Karasev vs C Montero Martinez, 2011 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 75 moves, 1-0

Zuke/Delayed Stonewall Attk vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Bs on 1st
V Kovacevic vs J Klinger, 1988
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1-0

Colle 5c3 vs Hippo/Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Slick R ending
V Kovacevic vs M Drasko, 1989 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Tromp Attk: Classical Def. Big Center Var (A45) 0-1 Stockfish
McShane vs Kramnik, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 N sac, pile on pins, Bishops EG
V Georgiev vs R Goletiani, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 103 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack 3...c5 (A45) 1/2-1/2 Passer can't promote
A Summerscale vs V Georgiev, 1999
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

London System vs Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 P fork, Q+ fork B
V Agzamov vs V Veremeichik, 1968 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Classical Def. Nimzowitsch (A46) 0-1 Underpromo +
I Kan vs Antoshin, 1955 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 72 moves, 0-1

Torre Attk: Classical Def. Nimzowitsch Var(A46) 0-1Karpov's 2nd
R Bellin vs Epishin, 2003 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def. Alekhine. Abonyi Var (A52) 1-0Control e-file, 7th
Alatortsev vs Lilienthal, 1935 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Janowski Var (A53) 0-1 Ng2 & Ng7?!
S Strating vs V Georgiev, 2000 
(A53) Old Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense Bf5 (A53) 0-1 Squeezed
U Boensch vs V Georgiev, 1999
(A53) Old Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def: Janowski Var. Grinberg Gambit (A53) 1/2- odd
V Sakalauskas vs V Georgiev, 1999 
(A53) Old Indian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Czech Benoni Defense (A56) 1-0 Both Qs close in
Simagin vs Taimanov, 1966 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Pawn Return Var (A57) 1-0 Brilliant!
Vladimirov vs Mikhalevski, 2001 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 30 in Modern Chess Brilliancies by Larry Melvyn Evans
B Vladimirov vs Z Doda, 1967 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. 4 Pawns Attack. Main Line (A69) 1-0 Instructive EG
V Mikenas vs B Vladimirov, 1963 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80) 0-1 Kside smasher
S Belavenets vs Simagin, 1937 
(A80) Dutch, 19 moves, 0-1

Dutch Leningrad 8...Qe8 (A85) 0-1 Dbl R sacrifice
L Piasetski vs V Kovacevic, 1977 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 23 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def Stonewall. Modern Bd6, Bb7 vs Dbl Fio (A90) 1-0
Tukmakov vs P Haba, 1989
(A90) Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Classical. Stonewall (A93) 1-0 Down the middle!
V Makogonov vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense: Borg Gambit (B00) 1-0 Activate all your pieces
V Petrienko vs J Svatos, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def Early QxQd1 (B01) 1-0 Connected Ps
Baklan vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 2001
(B01) Scandinavian, 38 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Lasker BxNf3 BxBf3 vs Nc6 (B01) 0-1
Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. 4.Bc4 Nb6 5.Bb3 c5 (B02) 0-1 0-0 vs 0-0-0, Exch S
M Morgan vs Yermolinsky, 1990 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. 2 P Attk. Lasker Var (B02) 0-1 Becomes 2 N Attk
Z Radojevic vs Bagirov, 1973 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Hunt Variation. Lasker Simul Gambit (B02) 0-1
Sveshnikov vs Bagirov, 1967 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def Four Ps Attack 6...Bf5 (B03) 0-1 Passers abound!
Suetin vs Bagirov, 1971 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 65 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Modern. Alburt (B04) 0-1 Gasp! Just an exchange.
Pridome vs Bagirov, 1988
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 28 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def Modern 12.BxBf3 ML (B05) 0-1 Black isolani, R sac
Timman vs Bagirov, 1971 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 77 moves, 0-1

Game 6 in Chess for Zebras by Jonathan Rowson
J Rowson vs V Malakhov, 1995
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Three Pawns Attack (B06) 0-1 24...?
M Levin vs Savon, 1959 
(B06) Robatsch, 39 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: 4.f3 c6 (B07) 0-1 blitz
M Karttunen vs V Onyshchuk, 2016
(B07) Pirc, 46 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Austrian Attack. Unzicker Attack (B09) 1-0What's best
Stein vs V Liberzon, 1965 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Accelerated Panov Attk. Modern Var (B10) 0-1Pins
Landa vs Potkin, 2003 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: 2.f4 (B10) 0-1 Trap the Defender
P Horn vs Tukmakov, 1999 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Breyer Variation vs Dbl Fio (B10) 1-0 Passer
V Fedoseev vs Eljanov, 2015 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 43 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Nxf7
V Prosviriakov vs Scott Borland, 2015 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

"A drama critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned." -GB Shaw
V Pina vs D Duarte, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

35.Qxd4!! is one of the best moves seen on a chessboard
V Okhotnik vs V Berezhnoi, 1981 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Var (B12) 0-1
Rublevsky vs V Fedoseev, 2016
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

"'Rigasche Rundschau', 11 May 1929, page 17"
Petrov vs T Bergs, 1929 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Var (B18) 0-1 Knighfed
S Rozental vs V Makogonov, 1936 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense 2.Na3?! (B20) 1-0 W ends one move ahead.
V Malakhov vs Milov, 2006
(B20) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Alapin. Barmen Def Bg7 (B22) 0-1 hitting f7
V Syrtlanov vs Tukmakov, 1998 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 0-1 Capture, Capture again!
J Kleinert vs Tukmakov, 2000 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 20 moves, 0-1

Sic Bc4 Grand Prix Attack. Schofman Var (B23) 0-1 Fab passer
V Flaming vs V Belikov, 2005
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 0-1 Discovery+
Reto Buerge vs Tukmakov, 1997
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nimzowitsch. ML (B29) 1-0 Spearhead->Philidor's Legacy
T Peine vs V Budde, 1970 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Nimzowitsch. Exchange (B29) 1-0 Stockfish; 17.?
V Belikov vs D Losev, 1995 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 31.?
V Akopian vs Sveshnikov, 1993 
(B30) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Vlad...Oh Vlad the crushing power! B31 1-0 23
V Akopian vs Kuzubov, 2007 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Fingerfehler!?
Bagirov vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B32) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Malakhov wins well played Sicilian Accelerated Fianchetto!
J Rowson vs V Malakhov, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Double rook sacrifice tears open the g-file
Golubev vs V Podinic, 2001 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Modern Variations (B50) 1-0 51.?
V Malakhov vs I Khairullin, 2007 
(B50) Sicilian, 53 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 exhibition
Kramnik vs NN, 2001 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack (B51) 0-1 B pair, N, & R pair aim Kside
A Kapengut vs Tukmakov, 1963 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 0-1
D King vs Tukmakov, 1985 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0 Move 40 Time
Savon vs I Platonov, 1971 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 20.?
Tkachiev vs W N Watson, 1993 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 16.?
V Malakhov vs Areshchenko, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0 Shows K ahead of P in EG
V Hamitevici vs G Gaehwiler, 2012
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 75 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. M.L. (B52) 0-1 Not much of a bind
V Kovalev vs V Artemiev, 2019 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Modern Variations (B54) 1-0 blitz
V Kovalev vs T Hilwani, 2014 
(B54) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

White was reaching out to play 38 Qh5-h8# when his flag fell!!
A Ivanov vs Yermolinsky, 1993 
(B57) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Modern (B60) 1-0 Heavy batteries
Vladimirov vs S Rozenberg, 1974 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 15 of 50 Essential Chess Lessons by Steve Giddins
J Kostro vs Simagin, 1966
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Var (B67) 0-1 Qs & Ps
Smirin vs Tukmakov, 1999 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 80 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Panov (B76) 1-0 give + or get +
V Kovalev vs T Nabaty, 2011
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 96 in The Soviet Championships by Taimanov & Cafferty
Savon vs Dzindzichashvili, 1971
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 A Big Suprise!
Vladimirov vs Epishin, 1987 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern Var (B83) 1-0 Q offer
Tukmakov vs Panno, 1970 
(B83) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sic Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 0-1 Black Ns in White camp
Semeniuk vs Tukmakov, 1975
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 35 in The Russians Play Chess by Irving Chernev
N Kopaev vs Alatortsev, 1938 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. English Attack Anti-E (B90) 1-0Rule the open file!
V Akopian vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. English Attk Anti-English (B90) 1-0Underpromo Win!
V Akopian vs Karjakin, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 71 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf (B94) 1-0 Almost as good as Reti's Mate
V M Goldin vs Ambarian, 1955 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

French Def Chigorin 2.Qe2 (C00) 0-1 Black N turns the tables
V Kirillov vs I Mazel, 1931
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def. Chigorin Qe2 Dbl Fio (C00) 1-0 Bustin' Up the Joint
Simagin vs Bibikov, 1944 
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 0-1 Rob the back rank defender
Y Erturan vs Potkin, 2001 
(C01) French, Exchange, 36 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Exchange Canal Attack (C01) Qs & Ns fight
Turov vs V Karagodin, 1997 
(C01) French, Exchange, 36 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange 4...Qf6?! (C01) 1/2-1/2
B Finegold vs Tukmakov, 1991 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Diemer-Duhm Gambit (C01) 0-1 Too much space
P Orlov vs V G Kostic, 2005 
(C00) French Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

French Exchange 5.c4 (C01) 1-0 Rook endgame
Tkachiev vs Morozevich, 2008
(C01) French, Exchange, 57 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 1-0 Sham Q sac; two Ns on 6th
Tkachiev vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 1-0 N Ending: Fell off the deep end
Tkachiev vs Topalov, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 81 moves, 1-0

Timman vs V Liberzon, 1974 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance. Main Line (C02) 0-1 Weak back rank
Suetin vs Antoshin, 1954 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

French Def. Advance. 6.a3 f6 Euwe Var (C02) 0-1 0-0 vs 0-0-0
Adams vs Epishin, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

French Adv Main Line 6.a3 cxd4 (C02) 1-0 Back-to-back N sacs!
Antoshin vs Kasparian, 1954 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

"The Jury is Out" (game of the day Dec-27-2017)
J Grachev vs V Akselrod, 2001 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 58 moves, 0-1

French Def: Tarrasch. Modern System (C03) 0-1 Back rank attack!
Marjanovic vs V Kovacevic, 1985
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Guimard Def. ML (C04) 0-1Offer Q sac promote
E Ermenkov vs V Kovacevic, 1990 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 39 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate Swindle
Adams vs V Dimitrov, 1993 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0 blindfold
Kramnik vs Shirov, 2003 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 0-1
F Jenni vs Tukmakov, 2002
(C14) French, Classical, 75 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 1-0 Q sac!
V Akopian vs Zvjaginsev, 2010 
(C14) French, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 56 in How to Beat Bobby Fischer by Edmar Mednis
Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer Var (C15) 0-1
Oll vs Epishin, 1983 
(C15) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 0-1

French Def. Winawer. Poisoned P (C18)1-0 Q can't maintain guard
V Liberzon vs Petrosian, 1964 
(C18) French, Winawer, 15 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Chigorin Def (C21) 1-0 Bxf7+ discovery
V Yurevich vs N E Kalinsky, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 Octopus wins!
V Zelevinsky vs G Ravinsky, 1961 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

C34 0-1 37
A Planinc vs Tukmakov, 1965 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 0-1 Keep making threats
O Dementiev vs Antoshin, 1970 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def. 5.g4 Shirov's Gambit (C41) 1-0 White penetrates
D Petrosian vs V Kutynec, 2008 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var (C41) 1-0 Octopus Mate
V Nevednichy vs M Kristovic, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Paulsen Attack (C42) 0-1 28...?
Tseshkovsky vs Vladimirov, 1986 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Mason (C42) 0-1 P tactics alert
V Lizel vs Alapin, 1879
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Bind (C45) 1-0 Arabian Mate next
V Zagorovsky vs A Bannik, 1955 
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Three Knights /Scotch (C46) 0-1Crossfire b-file & long diagonal
V Lyublinsky vs Simagin, 1939 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Italian / Philidor / Scotch 3...d6 4.d4 (C50) 1-0 N vs B ending
V Sveshnikov vs K Hreinsson, 2011 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 80 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attk (C54)1-0
V Dyakov vs V Lazarev, 2012 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

GREAT Combination (Arabian # in 2) staring down jaws of defeat!
V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack (C57) 0-1
V Vorobiev vs Litvinov, 1948 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: 2Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 K backtrack
Michael Budde vs D Muzdalo, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def. Dyckhoff Var (C63) 1-0 Open lines
V Liberzon vs A Geller, 1960 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 Fishin' Pole
Privalov vs V Malaniuk, 1974 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open Var. Classical Def (C83) 0-1 Central passer
Lilienthal vs V Makogonov, 1951
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 46 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. General (C89) 0-1
V Belov vs V Akopian, 2007 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Closed Defense (C96) 0-1
Simagin vs Antoshin, 1960 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 80 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 1-0 Rook roller
Simagin vs V Chekhover, 1949
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 68 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack/QGD vs Baltic (D00) 1-0 White seizes Qside, 7th
V Karlik vs P Krasnay, 2001
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Zukertort vs Baltic Def (D02) 1/2-By the skin of his teeth
Alatortsev vs Kholmov, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

G180 in The Fireside Book of Chess by Chernev & Reinfeld
Rellstab vs Petrov, 1937 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Unusual Dbl Stonewalls (D02) 0-1 Quadrupled pawns lose
Alekhine vs V Nenarokov, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Colle System c3 (D02) 0-1 N sac for two Kside pawns
G Page vs Petrov, 1933 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

D02 1-0 25
V Makogonov vs V Rauzer, 1937 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 Black Q tied to defending h7
Kramnik vs A S Rasmussen, 2015 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation) (D03) 1-0 Qside can opener
V Artemiev vs V S Gujrathi, 2020 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 26 moves, 1-0

Colle System dxc5, delayed Bg2 (D04) 1-0 NxR is coming
V Kovacevic vs B Abramovic, 1986
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein/Bb2 Stonewall Attk: Bogoljubow Def (D05)1-0 Rs tango
V Kovacevic vs G Dizdar, 1983 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1-0

G258 in 'The Golden Treasury of Chess' by Wellmuth & Horowitz.
Vidmar vs V Mikenas, 1931 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech. Classical System ML (D19) 1/2-1/2 Surprise!
V F Titenko vs J Murey, 1963 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA: Alekhine Def (D22) 0-1 Q&N delight
V Osnos vs Bagirov, 1963 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

QGA. Alekhine Def (D22) 0-1 Q sac for a Pawn Mate!
Vladimirov vs V Vorotnikov, 1974 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

This game was selected as the best game of informator 79
Kramnik vs Huebner, 2000 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32) 0-1 A Classic
Anand vs Kramnik, 2013 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 1-0 Kside assault!
V Artemiev vs Hracek, 2019 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD: Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37) 1-0 ticklish zwischenzug
Kramnik vs Yusupov, 1995 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Def (D37) 0-1 Q Trap
Kramnik vs E Ubilava, 1992 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 0-1

QGD: Barmen Var (D37) 0-1 The fishin' pole broke!
O Barda vs Petrov, 1930 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 14 moves, 0-1

Annotated by Kramnik in most important novelty of Informator 99
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 blitz
M Bosboom vs Kramnik, 1999 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 19 moves, 0-1

QGD: Modern Variation (D50) 1-0 Now that's an F-Bomb!
V Mikenas vs S F Lebedev, 1941 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD: Miles Variation (D53) 1-0 22.?
Kramnik vs Short, 1995 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD: Orthodox Def. Botvinnik Var (D60) 1-0 3rd Beauty Prize!
Petrov vs I Strazdins, 1926 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Art of Attack in Chess by Vladimir Vukovic, Algebraic p.166-167
V Vukovic vs A Vajda, 1925 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def (D80) 0-1 The Emperor shares mini in notes
T Gelashvili vs V Belov, 2004 
(D80) Grunfeld, 52 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange Var (D85) 0-1 Alternatives
A Demin vs V Fedoseev, 2015 
(D85) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Simagin's Improved (D86) 0-1Gifting Ps
R Persitz vs Tukmakov, 1969
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 46 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Russian. Smyslov Var (D99) 0-1 battery, pin, int
Shamkovich vs Simagin, 1951 
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 27 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E02) 1-0 Dbl Dbld Ps win
Petrov vs Alekhine, 1938 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 34 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 1-0 Which Q wins out?
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 27 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Harmonic play
Savon vs Tal, 1969 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def: Vitolinsh Var (E11) 0-1 He reminds me of?
O Chernikov vs Savon, 2002 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Def: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 0-1 Get the Q in close
G Sargissian vs Tkachiev, 2013 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 38 of 50 Essential Chess Lessons by Steve Giddins
Epishin vs Polugaevsky, 1993 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

QID: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Pressure, Central P
Potkin vs V Zakhartsov, 2010
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

NID Romanishin. English Hybrid (E20) 0-1 5 minute Blitz game
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 0-1 A hidden gem!
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 33 moves, 0-1

WC 2008 Nimzo-Indian Def. Romanishin. English Hybrid (E21) 1-0
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Carlsen loses w/white in 20 moves (blindfolded)
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2009 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 20 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1-0 Qs & Ps ending
V Mikenas vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 73 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Reshevsky Var (E46) 1-0 Remove the Defender
V Malakhov vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 37 of Big Book of World Chess Championships (Schulz)
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 25 moves, 1-0

C-K/NID Panov Attack. Main Line (E54) 1-0 Get the Q in close
Tkachiev vs Potkin, 2007 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 98 of Chess Informant Best Games 1-100
Tukmakov vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: West Indian Defense(E61) 0-1 Top 10 Q&R sacrifice
A Riazantsev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

KID. Fianchetto. Classical Main Line (E69) 1-0 18.?
Savon vs H Ree, 1965 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 21 moves, 1-0

KID. Normal. Standard Development (E73) 0-1
E Thiele vs V Zagorovsky, 1968 
(E73) King's Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

KID. Averbakh. Modern Def (E73) 0-1 Missed the draw
Potkin vs Grischuk, 2011 
(E73) King's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

KID: Four Pawns Attack. Normal Attack (E77) 0-1 Prevention
I Biriukov vs V Poletov, 2004 
(E77) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

KID: Normal. Rare Defenses (E90) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
V Makogonov vs Bronstein, 1944 
(E90) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92) 0-1 Pin & Passer
J Gustafsson vs Kramnik, 2012 
(E92) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Def. Orthodox. Glek Def (E94) 1-0Blindfold blunder
Kramnik vs Shirov, 2001 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 14 moves, 1-0

"Vadim's Apple" (game of the day Feb-05-2005)
V Malakhov vs Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Aronin-Taimanov Def (E97) 0-1 Two Qs cannot win
Belov vs V Prohorov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 82 moves, 0-1

Polish Sokolsky Attack vs KID (A00) 0-1 Kolty's recommendation
V Kozomara vs R Byrne, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

A fine example of the Antoshin by Antoshin himself.
Antoshin vs J Kostro, 1971 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Var (A01) 1-0 Zugzwang
Bagirov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Wade Defense (A41) 1-0 Q sac helps create passer w/initiative
V Kovacevic vs S Martinovic, 1981 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 28 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Keres Def(E32) 0-1The attackr wins
Savon vs V Gurevich, 1988
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional (D35) 0-1 Q trap
L Christiansen vs V Kovacevic, 1990 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

Splendid attacking game trading one advantage for another
V Kovacevic vs T O'Donnell, 1990 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

"Game of the Millennium" at SF's Mechanics Institute Chess Club
I Ivanov vs V Mezentsev, 2000 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 h-file attack w/doubled rooks
V Polonski vs T Metsalu, 2001 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Main Line (E12) 1/2-1/2
Vladimirov vs Hydra, 2004 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle System vs Reveresed Torre w/e5 (D04) 1-0 Gueridon Mate
S Knight vs V Georgiev, 2008 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Var (A01) 1-0 Back ranker next
V Artemiev vs M Matlakov, 2020 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Advance Variation (A09) 1-0 Battery
V Hamitevici vs J Rowson, 2015
(A09) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 hit h7
V Malakhov vs A Volokitin, 2004 
(A15) English, 46 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. KID Formation (A15) 0-1 up a piece
A Feldman vs Savon, 1959 
(A15) English, 15 moves, 0-1

Game 8 in 'Karpov: Move by Move' by Sam Collins
Karpov vs V Malaniuk, 1988 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Var (B02) 0-1
A Machulsky vs Bagirov, 1973 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange Var (B13) 0-1 30...?
J Steckner vs V Burmakin, 2004 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 1-0 Lucena position ahead
Potkin vs Vitiugov, 2012 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 73 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long (B78) · 1-0
V Sokolov vs V Tomovic, 1960 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 32 moves, 1-0

French Def: Horwitz Attk. Papa-Ticulat Gambit (C00) 1-0
V Karasev vs Vaganian, 1970 
(C00) French Defense, 73 moves, 1-0

French Def: Horwitz Attk. Papa-Ticulat Gambit (C00) 1/2-1/2
V Karasev vs A Poliakov, 2001
(C00) French Defense, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: Horwitz Attk. Papa-Ticulat Gambit (C00) 1-0 I'll Be
V Karasev vs G Johnsen, 2006
(C00) French Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 0-1 R battery
N Miezis vs Bagirov, 1991 
(C01) French, Exchange, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 4 How to Crush Your Chess Opponents by Simon Williams
V Malakhov vs S Volkov, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Retreat Variation General (C18) 1-0
Baklan vs Z Zhao, 2000 
(C18) French, Winawer, 101 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Var - NO KIA (C26) 1-0 Heavy piece jig!
V Vorotnikov vs B A Zlotnik, 1978
(C26) Vienna, 34 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo (C45) 0-1 W is less active
Morozevich vs Tkachiev, 2001 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Romanishin Var (C45) 0-1 Interesting
M Matlakov vs V Fedoseev, 2020 
(C45) Scotch Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1-0
Simagin vs Keres, 1963 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 65 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed 8.a4 Anti-Marshall (C84) 1-0 Mayet's Mate next
Kasparov vs Vladimirov, 2001 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Queen Pawn Game: Symmetrical Var(D02) 0-1 Q+ and fork loose P
Andersson vs Tukmakov, 1987
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

V Kovacevic vs D Bastijanic, 1995
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

V Kovacevic vs D Cvorovic, 1994
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

QGD: Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 29.?
Vladimirov vs Van der Sterren, 1990 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

QGD: Ragozin Defense. Alekhine Var (D38) 1-0
V Makogonov vs P Romanovsky, 1939 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Modern Exchange (D85) 0-1 Just take it RxR!
L Babujian vs V Fedoseev, 2014
(D85) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 0-1

Kangaroo Def: Keres Def. Transpositional Var (E00) 1-0Stockfish
V Makogonov vs Keres, 1939 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian Defense: Spassky System (E14) 1-0 Cornered
Simagin vs B Goldenov, 1952
(E14) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 1-0 Remove the Guard
V Belous vs H Pasalic, 2012 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

KID. Orthodox. (E91) 0-1 31...?
K Aseev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E91) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Positional Def (E94) 0-1 tight squeeze
E E Dedebas vs V Nevednichy, 2017 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 41 moves, 0-1

English, Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A30) 1-0 W rages thru cntr
Kramnik vs Anand, 1996 
(A14) English, 41 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Four Knights (A30) 1-0 B & R sac for Qh5+
Kramnik vs NN, 1999 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Hedgehog (A30) 0-1 Gradually driven back
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Four Knights (A35) 1-0 Outside passer
Kramnik vs Hjartarson, 1995 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense? (A41) 0-1 Leningrad Dutch ends w/Deflection
I Ibragimov vs Kramnik, 1991 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 55 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 "The B's Knees" SCB ending
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2013 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 72 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Blitz
Kramnik vs Karpov, 2008 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Czech Benoni Def (A56) 1-0 White queen is a decoy-fork machine!
Kramnik vs A Mascarenhas, 1991 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Fully Accepted (A58) 1-0 Rook & Pawn EG win
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2003 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 57 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted(A58) 1-0Remove the Guard
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 2003 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. Knight's Tour Var (A61) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Ray Keene
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(A61) Benoni, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Leningrad: Queen's Knight Var (A85) 1-0 g-file demolition
Sakaev vs Kramnik, 1989 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 21 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Leningrad (A86) 1/2-1/2 Who can promote?
A Mascarenhas vs Kramnik, 1991 
(A80) Dutch, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Defense: Leningrad Var (A87) 0-1 Backward Ps fall
V Arbakov vs Kramnik, 1989 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 73 moves, 0-1

Czech Defense: General (B07) 0-1 Exchange sequence
A Neverov vs Kramnik, 1990 
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Advance. Tal Var (B12) 1-0 Many notes by Keene
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Exchange 6.Na3 a6 (B13) 0-1 Remove the defender
Kramnik vs V Fedoseev, 2017 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 29 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Tartakower Var (B15) 1/2-Too many weak squares?
Kramnik vs Danislian, 1988 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. ML (B19) 1/2-1/2 Both castle looong
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

icilian Barmen Def vs 2.c3 Alapin (B22) 1-0 Q's retreats lose
Kramnik vs Piket, 1995 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 1-0

Kramnik saw that combo BLINDFOLDED. Impressive!
Sadler vs Kramnik, 1998 
(B30) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian (B30) 0-1 R sacrifice pin, deflection break thru
E Arruda da Gama vs Kramnik, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 0-1 Blindfold
Polgar vs Kramnik, 1994
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 42 in 'Kramnik: Move by Move' by Cyrus Lakdawala
Rozentalis vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 0-1 ur right
Ponomariov vs Kramnik, 2003 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto Var (B31) 0-1
Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2005 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 55 moves, 0-1

White gets pickeled in the Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov
C Lutz vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B33) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan Variation (B33) 0-1 She's En Prise
Yudasin vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

A truly stirring game by Vladimir Kramnik.
M Brodsky vs Kramnik, 1991 
(B33) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Sic Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Chelyabinsk (B33) 1-0 Q&R sac
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 1-0 Charge of pawns
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, French Variation. Westerinen Attack (B40) 1-0 Q trap
Kramnik vs Polgar, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B44) 1-0 Exchange Sac into K hunt
Kramnik vs Leko, 2000 
(B44) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Impressive Unpin
Kramnik vs Gelfand, 1994 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin Var (B57) 0-1 38...?
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B57) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (B57) 0-1
Ljubojevic vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B57) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin (B57) 0-1 Bold sac attk
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1993 
(B57) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation Early deviations (B62) 0-1
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B65) 1-0 Connected passers
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1997 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 26 in Champions -New Millennium (Ftacnik/Kopec/Browne)
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Karjakin was 14 years old. Kramnik struggles w/the Nadorf.
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Scheveningen English Attack (B90) 0-1 Cross pin@knight
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 20 moves, 0-1

Three big blunders in one game between two great players
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0White pieces on Black's side of board
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 1/2-1/2 3-fold perpetual next
Kramnik vs Anand, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: Exchange 7.c4 dxc4 IQP (C01) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Polgar vs Kramnik, 1997 
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 Tricky Rs & Ns MG
Kramnik vs Bareev, 2004 
(C10) French, 77 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein Var. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Dbl B Sacs
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1994 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn Main Line (C11) 1-0 R deflection sac
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz (C11) 1/2-1/2 Q sac, return the Q
Kramnik vs Buhmann, 2016 
(C11) French, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

G24 Most Stunning Victories of 2016 by Naiditsch, Balogh & Maze
Kramnik vs G Meier, 2016 
(C11) French, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 96: Kramnik - My Life and Games
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1995 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit Nxf7 (C42) 1/2-1/2 Stockfish
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin Var (C42) 1-0 Sharp
Anand vs Kramnik, 1998 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 0-1 Rapid; W was better
Kramnik vs Huebner, 1996 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

First world championship game to be broadcast live
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Var (C42) 1-0 R fork
Anand vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Knight inflicts pain
Svidler vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin (C42) 1-0 19.Qd2
Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Staunton (C42) 1/2- Razor-sharp
Jakovenko vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 En prise MADNESS
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

The only GM to beat Deep Fritz with Black.
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 51 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 0-1 Black at his best
Shirov vs Kramnik, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 1 in Best Fightin Games of 2012-2015 by Naiditsch & Balogh
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012 
(C47) Four Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1/2-1/2
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(C48) Four Knights, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

4Knts Spanish. Rubinstein Accepted (C48) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Short vs Kramnik, 2011 
(C48) Four Knights, 43 moves, 0-1

Modern Bishop's Opening 2Knights Def. (C55) 1-0 Very efficient
Kramnik vs J Polat, 2001
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish vs Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Black targets g2 and the Q
Hracek vs Kramnik, 2002 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Mixed reviews
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2001 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Threats; up the exchange
Caruana vs Kramnik, 2012 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Exchange sac, Remove the Def
Anand vs Kramnik, 2013 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Steady Blowout
Y Yu vs Kramnik, 2014 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 The Qs are not exchanged
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Birth of the Berlin Wall legend
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2000 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish l'Hermet Var Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0Blunder 30th move
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 Blindfold
Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1-0

incredible long calculation to draw by Kramnik
Anand vs Kramnik, 2004 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

WC Spanish Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 32 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern ML (C89) 1-0 Zwischenzug
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2007 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 1-0

Levitsky Attack. Euwe Var Modern Line (D00) 0-1 No Bishops
Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2001 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Linares ESP 1994 "Take This Rook and Kramnik"
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

World Rapid Championship 2015 Colle System 8.b3 9.Bb2(D05) 1/2-
Kramnik vs Ganguly, 2015
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def. Noteboom (D31) 0-1 It got HOT in the kitchen!
V Neverov vs Kramnik, 1991 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 1-0 Central piece play
Kramnik vs G Meier, 2012 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Sac to be followed by check and fork 4A winning EG
Kramnik vs Paulo Gomez, 1998 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD Vienna Variation (D37) 1-0 Snuffed out?!
Kramnik vs Kaidanov, 1993 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Barmen Var (D37) 1-0 Trendy, tricky
Kasimdzhanov vs Kramnik, 2014 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange Var (D41) 1-0Central passer
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2013 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 52 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1-0 youtube link for annotations
Kramnik vs Shirov, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

QGD: Vienna. Quiet Var (D44) 1-0 Bold combo for connected Ps
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2001 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 W sacs abound!
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Normal (D45) 0-1 Compare raking bishops
J Costa vs Kramnik, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Death by half-open g-file
Karpov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Secrets of Positional Chess by Drazen Marovic p. 37
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

A Good Old Fashioned King Hunt vs Kasparov
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D47)  0-1 40 pages of kibitz
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006  
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

Tupalov blunders violently to hand title to Kramnik
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Karpov at his peak torments young Kramnik. [Meran Ng5]
Karpov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 40 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Blumenfeld D49) 0-1 Failed Q sac & P dash
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Blumenfeld (D49)0-1 40+ pages kibitz
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

Kramnik outplays Bruzon in the 12th round (Olympiad in TURIN)
Kramnik vs L Bruzon Batista, 2006 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD Tartakower Defense (D58) 1-0 2 Rooks w/2 pawns beat Queen
Kramnik vs D Andreikin, 2013 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 63 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Exchange. Modern Exchange (D85) 1-0TURNING POINT
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange (D85) 1-0 Queenless MG w/2 extra Ps
Kramnik vs Giri, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 59 moves, 1-0

Game 29 in Understanding Chess: Move by Move by John Nunn
Kramnik vs Svidler, 1998 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 30 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Seville Var (D87) 1/2-1/2Home prep
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1999 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Catalan Opening (E00) 1-0 2hogs on the 7th aint the half of it.
Kramnik vs E Alekseev, 2007 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Great Catalan against Mr. Catalan
Ponomariov vs Kramnik, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E04) 1/2-1/2 Q Perpetual
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 0-1 A destroyer of ideas
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2010 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

World Champship 2008. Game 2, Match tied 1-1. 40 pages kibitz
Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID Normal. Bernstein Defense (E59) 1-0 Outside passer
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 57 moves, 1-0

KID Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 1-0 Pawn power, Pin power
Kramnik vs Radjabov, 2013 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Kramnik sacs exchange to create three connected passed pawns
Kramnik vs Nunn, 1992 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch. Panno (E84) 1-0 A piece for a passer!
Kramnik vs V Isupov, 1990 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 25 moves, 1-0

G310 Kramnik: My Life & games by Vladimir Kramnik, Iakov Damsky
Kramnik vs D E Cori Tello, 2015 
(E91) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

KID Petrosian Var. Stein Def (E92) 0-1 N sac fails, then pin
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1995 
(E92) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

KID Petrosian Var. Stein Def (E92) 0-1 Q sac & more
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Another failed king hunt that lets the king into the battle.
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

Kramnik's 2008 Game Of The Year - a tactical tour de force
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2008 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 33 moves, 1-0

Rapid: Kramnik's first loss in his line of the King's Indian
Kramnik vs Smirin, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 1/2-1/2 Perp escape
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Indian Def. Orthodox. Bayonet Attack (E97) 1-0Model game
Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2012 
(E97) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Tartakower Gambit (A00) · 1/2-1/2
V Haralambof vs F A Martinez Buitrago, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort Opening: Dutch Var (A04) 1-0
Kramnik vs V Malaniuk, 1994 
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Polish Def Exchange (A04) 1-0 Kside assault
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2011 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

It's a Pirc Defense (B07) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Savon vs Shamkovich, 1971 
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack: Keres Var (A07) 1-0 Qs & Ps ending!
V Artemiev vs M Matlakov, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 129 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13) 1-0 Simple Rook Roller
V Artemiev vs S Zilka, 2021 
(A13) English, 44 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) 1-0 Q, N & P
Kramnik vs A Mista, 2014 
(A14) English, 34 moves, 1-0

"Escape from Alcaraz" (game of the day Dec-22-2021)
V Artemiev vs A Gallego Alcaraz, 2019 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

King's English. Reversed Sicilian (A21) 0-1 Centralized B pair
E Chukaev vs V Zurakhov, 1957 
(A21) English, 34 moves, 0-1

King's English. Three Knights System General (A27) 0-1 Passer
H MacGrillen vs Tukmakov, 1969 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 32 moves, 0-1

Old Benoni 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (A43) 1-0 Qside invasion
Bagirov vs F Crowl, 1960 
(A43) Old Benoni, 24 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 0-1 Unusual Q restriction
A Aleksandrov vs V Zhelnin, 1994 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

We've all met a librarian who wears a leotard(w/matching beard)
S Williams vs V Nevednichy, 2016 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Hromadka System (A57) · 0-1
N Aratovsky vs B Vladimirov, 1955 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky Var Modern ML (A99) 1-0KO
V Glotov vs Antoshin, 1952 
(A99) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3, 40 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Modern Var 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (B01) 1-0 Dbl Bs sac
Vladimir Ivanov vs A Hermlin, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 35 moves, 1-0

Modern Def/Black Dbl Fio 5.g4 b5 (B06) 0-1
Dominguez Perez vs V Artemiev, 2021 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: 150 Attack 0-0-0 vs 0-0 delayed (B07) 0-1
Leko vs V Onyshchuk, 2015
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack. Dragon Formation (B09) 1-0
V Karasev vs Gipslis, 1970 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attack. Modern Def (B13) 1-0 21.Bxg7 sac
V Artemiev vs Giri, 2019 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 30 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack. Fianchetto Def (B14) 1-0
V Liberzon vs B Gurgenidze, 1969 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Closed. Fianchetto Var (B24) 0-1 Vladi penetrates
V Krylov vs V Belous, 2012
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 39 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. General (B30) · 0-1
G Oparin vs V Fedoseev, 2022 
(B30) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 up a bishop
V Salenko vs A Poplavsky, 2000
(B32) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Two Russians in Moscow
V Zagorovsky vs Simagin, 1951 
(B32) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0
V Dimitrov vs O Cvitan, 1989 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B50) 0-1 blitz
N Kabanov vs V Artemiev, 2013 
(B50) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84) 1-0 Brilliant!
Savon vs Polugaevsky, 1971 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. Opocensky Var (B92) 1-0
V Shiyanovsky vs Aronin, 1962 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 0-1
M Godena vs V Akopian, 2008 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 52 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Classical Def (C21) 1-0Blindfold Simul
V Ostrogsky vs Samossky, 1904 
(C21) Center Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1/2-Chess Network Videos
Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def (C63) 1-0 Q hunt becomes K hunt
Simagin vs Muratov, 1959 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense (C72) 0-1
A Liang vs V Artemiev, 2021 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C73) 1-0 Deflect
V Zagorovsky vs I Lipnitsky, 1952 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Alekhine Defense (D22) 0-1
S Puc vs Bagirov, 1960 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Noteboom Var (D31) 0-1 Connected Passed Ps
A Breedveld vs Bagirov, 1996 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 0-1

QGD. Exchange. Saemisch Var (D35) 0-1 Q deflection sac
J Turn vs Petrov, 1929 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 0-1

QGD. Vienna Variation (D39) 0-1 Blindfold
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2010 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) · 0-1
Ding Liren vs V Artemiev, 2022 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 1-0
V Fedoseev vs M A Tabatabaei, 2021 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 79 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E06) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Kramnik vs Svidler, 1998 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann Var (E22) 0-1 Stockfish
Stahlberg vs Petrov, 1938 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

NID. Huebner Variation. Main Line (E41) 0-1
Yusupov vs Epishin, 1994 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Ragozin Var (E51) 1-0 Internet
V Artemiev vs Dominguez Perez, 2021 
(E51) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 83 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Schlechter Def (E52) 1/2-1/2
Tukmakov vs Antoshin, 1970 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID: Saemisch Var (E86) 0-1 Astonishing combination
H Neergaard vs Simagin, 1965 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 28 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Hedgehog Def (A30) 1-0 Interference
Kramnik vs Ribli, 1993 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Fischer Var (E44) 0-1 link to watch
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 52 moves, 0-1

QGA: Rosenthal Var (D21) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Kramnik vs Ehlvest, 1995 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

QID Kasparov-Petrosian Var. Petrosian Attack (E12) 0-1 Blitz
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

QGA Classical Def. Rubinstein Var (D27) 1-0Nxf7 sac then Q sac!
Kramnik vs Sadvakasov, 2001 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Netherlands Variation (D00) 0-1 Juniors
Milov vs Kramnik, 1990 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio Bg2, Ba3 vs Dutch Defense: Leningrad (A80) 0-1 U18
T Koch vs Kramnik, 1990 
(A80) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

KID: Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 1-0
Kramnik vs G Timoscenko, 1992
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76) 1-0 U16
Kramnik vs B Roselli Mailhe, 1991 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Zukertort/Dbl Fio vs d5, Bg4 Def (A06) 0-1
E Dizdarevic vs Kramnik, 1992 
(A06) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

QID. Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15) · 0-1
Bacrot vs Kramnik, 2002 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian 7...NxBb5 8.exNf6 NxNc3 (B30) 1/2-1/2
Anand vs Kramnik, 2003 
(B30) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 53 'The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas' by C. Scheerer.
Kramnik vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 184: The Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time by John Emms
Kramnik vs Leko, 1997 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Berlin Def. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1/2-1/2
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Defense: Q Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 Bone in the throat
Kramnik vs Svidler, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Man Triumphs!! A27 0-1 32
Fritz vs Kramnik, 2000 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 32 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 1-0 Dynamite!
Kramnik vs P Toth, 1991 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 21 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical. 2Knights (B08) 0-1 Ruin the K's shield
Schiffler vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 16 moves, 0-1

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 1-0 29.?
Kramnik vs Ehlvest, 1996 
(A17) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 106: My Life and Games by Vladimir Kramnik & Iakov Damsky
Van Wely vs Kramnik, 1998 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 39 in Winning Chess Middlegames by Ivan Sokolov
Kramnik vs Yusupov, 1998 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 37 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Dbl Fio vs Dutch Bg7 (A04) 1-0 Blitzin' Bs
Kramnik vs D Reinderman, 1999
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

QGA: Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 20.?
Kramnik vs Karpov, 1999 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 45 in How to Reassess Your Chess 4th ed by Silman
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 1004 in Chess Informant Best Games. 1001-1100
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 37 in Move by Move - Kramnik by Cyrus Lakdawala
Kramnik vs Leko, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78) 1-0
Kramnik vs Serdyukov, 1984 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: McDonnell Attack 4 Pawns (B21) 1-0 extra piece
Kramnik vs A Chjumachenko, 1987 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Rossolimo Variation (A41) · 0-1
K Pretterhofer vs V Prosviriakov, 2014 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 28 moves, 0-1

Indian Game Bb7: London System (A46) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
S Kovacevic vs Vladimirov, 1991
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

QGD. Ragozin Defense. Vienna Var (D39) 1-0 20.?
Tkachiev vs Kharlov, 2006 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Exchange Var (C41) 0-1 N pair fails to B pair
Westerinen vs Antoshin, 1974 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Modern Var (B56) 1-0 remarkable double deflection
V Karasev vs K Klaman, 1967 
(B56) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0
Simagin vs Shamkovich, 1966 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: Edge Variation (A45) · 1-0
V Gusev vs G Khodos, 1978 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

English vs AID. Anglo-Grünfeld Var (A16) 0-1
N Rashkovsky vs Tukmakov, 1972 
(A16) English, 46 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Exchange Var (B03) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Bronstein vs Bagirov, 1963 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4 (E02) 1-0 N+ fork, back rank mate awaits
Petrov vs F Apsenieks, 1941 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 18 moves, 1-0

Delayed Stonewall Attk vs Dutch, Semi-Leningrad Var (A81) 1-0
V Artemiev vs M Kobalia, 2022 
(A81) Dutch, 65 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Move Order (D31) · 1-0
Simagin vs E Terpugov, 1951 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 90 of 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 - Alekhine
Petrov vs R Grau, 1939 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Vladimirov vs J de la Villa Garcia, 1990
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

English Defense. General (A10) 1-0 "A Game to Die for"
T Laasanen vs Bagirov, 2000 
(A10) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Delayed Exchange (C85) 0-1 Rxh2+!
G Kuzmin vs V Muratov, 1981 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 24 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Gruenfeld dxe4 dxe4 (A07) 1-0 Kingside attack
Bagirov vs R Shcherbakov, 1989 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Bird-Larsen Attack: Classical (A01) 1-0 Black can't trade on e5
Bagirov vs R Wegelin, 1995 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 15 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def: Swedish Variation, Central Break (D33) 1-0 N hit
V Zakhartsov vs S Grishchenko, 2019 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

V Fedoseev vs Le Quang Liem, 2017 
(C01) French, Exchange, 56 moves, 1-0

V Artemiev vs Zvjaginsev, 2013 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID. Orthodox. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 1-0 30.?
V Dobrov vs V Shinkevich, 2000 
(E97) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Var (B46) 1-0 30.?
Baklan vs C Balogh, 2007 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

English vs Anglo-Indian Def. KID Formation (A15) 1-0 40.?
Vladimirov vs D Donchev, 1976 
(A15) English, 42 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

Scotch, Classical. Intermezzo Var(C45) 0-1Black 0-0-0 w/extra P
Z Varga vs Tkachiev, 2004 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Schara Gambit (D32) 1-0
V Grebionkin vs T Gareyev, 2002 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 63 moves, 1-0

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