chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
 
 
chessman95
Chess Game Collections
[what is this?] --*-- [what is this?]

  1. The Anti-Sicilians
    -- IN PROGRESS --

    In this collection I will feature all the different variations in the Sicilian that 'avoid' the main-line Open Sicilians. Enjoy!

    21 games, 1834-2006

  2. The Greatest Blunders in Chess
    In this collection I feature some quick checkmates and blunders. Enjoy!
    13 games, 1880-2000

  3. The Greatest Games Ever Played
    This is an amazing collection of some of the greatest chess classics of all time. These are truely examples of chess at its best.
    11 games, 1851-1999

  4. The Open Games: 1.e4 e5
    Together with Game Collection: The Ruy Lopez this collection completes my coverage of the Open Games. In this collection I will cover all the main variations of the Open Games, with 4 game samples for main line openings and 2 game samples for minor openings. I will not cover variations of the Italian and Two Knights that transpose, but instead just use the main lines for those openings. I will do the same with the Vienna Game and Bishop's Opening, and Bishop's Opening and Italian Game. Also, please note that the openings are in ascending order of popularity. Enjoy!

    In case you don't know what the variation names refer to, or are looking for a particular line, these are the moves that make up each variation:

    (1.e4 e5) Opening Explorer


    click for larger view

    Danish Gambit: 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 Opening Explorer

    Center Game: 2.d4 exd4 3.Qxd4 Opening Explorer

    Bishop's Opening: 2.Bc4 Opening Explorer

    Vienna Game: 2.Nc3 Opening Explorer

    <King's Gambit> Opening Explorer


    click for larger view

    KGD: 2.f4 Bc5
    KG Falkbeer Counter-Gambit: 2.f4 d5
    KGA Bishop's Gambit: 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4
    KGA Cunningham Defense: 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7
    KGA Modern Variation: 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d5
    KGA Classical Variation: 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5
    KGA Schallopp Defense: 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Nf6
    KGA Fischer Defense: 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d6

    <2.Nf3> Opening Explorer


    click for larger view

    Elephant Gambit: 2.Nf3 d5 Opening Explorer

    Latvian Counter-Gambit: 2.Nf3 f5 Opening Explorer

    Philidor Defense: 2.Nf3 d6 Opening Explorer

    Petroff Defense: 2.Nf3 Nf6 Opening Explorer

    <2...Nc6> Opening Explorer


    click for larger view

    Ponziani Opening: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Opening Explorer

    Four Knights Opening: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Opening Explorer

    <Scotch Games> Opening Explorer


    click for larger view

    Goering Gambit: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3 Opening Explorer

    Scotch Gambit: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Opening Explorer

    Scotch Game: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Opening Explorer


    click for larger view

    Hungarian Defense: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Be7 Opening Explorer

    <Italian Games> Opening Explorer


    click for larger view

    Giuoco Pianissimo: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d3 Opening Explorer

    Evans Gambit: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Opening Explorer

    Classical Italian Game: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Opening Explorer

    <Two Knights Defense> Opening Explorer


    click for larger view

    Two Knights Defense 4.d4 Variation: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 Opening Explorer

    Two Knights Defense 4.Ng5 Variation: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Opening Explorer

    Two Knights Defense 4.d3 Variation: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Opening Explorer

    100 games, 1610-2008

  5. The Ruy Lopez
    I have made this collection to help myself and others play the Ruy Lopez, also known as the Spanish Game, which has over time established itself as the main line in the Open Games (1.e4 e5). This collection will cover all the analyzed variations, with three game samples for major lines and one game sample for minor lines. Enjoy! Opening Explorer

    You may have read a few books and done some research on the Ruy in your life, and if you have you have probably found that most authors tend to focus their analysis on the main lines (Closed Variations) of the Ruy Lopez, while giving only a page or two of dismissive comments on the "minor" variations. However, I decided to go through the opening explorer and see, assuming you always play the "main line" moves, how often by the time the Closed Spanish is initiated you actually stay on the main track. What I found is that, even if you only play the "main" moves, your opponent has so many chances to deviate that the Closed Spanish would only be reached in 40% of your games. My point is that there's no point in extensively studying the Closed Spanish without first knowing the basics to almost every "minor" variation there is, which is why I have tried to cover every line in this collection. DO NOT underestimate the effectiveness these openings can have when you're not prepared.

    Now in case you don't know what all the names stand for, or are looking for a particular line, these are the moves that make up each variation as named in this collection:

    (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5)


    click for larger view

    Bird Defense: 3...Nd4
    Steinitz Defense: 3...d6
    Jaenisch Gambit: 3...f5
    Classical Defense: 3...Bc5
    Berlin Defense: 3...Nf6
    Smyslov Defense: 3...g6
    Cozio Defense: 3...Nge7
    Exchange Variation: 3...a6 4.Bxc6
    Steinitz Defense Deferred: 3...a6 4.Ba4 d6
    4...b5 Variation: 3...a6 4.Ba4 b5
    Cozio Defense Deferred: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nge7
    Smyslov Defense Deferred: 3...a6 4.Ba4 g6
    Jaenisch Gambit Deferred: 3...a6 4.Ba4 f5
    Classical Defense Deferred: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Bc5
    Bird Defense Deferred: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nd4
    Anderssen Variation: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3
    Wormald Attack: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Qe2
    Tarrasch Variation: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Nc3
    Delayed Steinitz Defense Deferred*: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 d6

    *The above variation is also called the Steinitz Defense Deferred

    Archangel Variation: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5
    Open Variation: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4
    DERLD: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Bxc6
    Worrall Attack: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Qe2 6.d4 Variation: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.d4
    6.Nc3 Variation: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Nc3 6.d3 Variation: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.d3
    6...d6 Variation: 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 d6

    (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3)

    Marshall Minor*: 7...0-0 8.c3 d5 (not 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6)

    *Not referring to any specific line, just anything that's not the main line.

    Marshall Main*: 7...0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6

    *Considered the main line of the Marshall Gambit.

    8.h3 Anti-Marshall*: 7...0-0 8.h3

    8.a4 Anti-Marshall*: 7...0-0 8.a4

    They are called the "Anti-Marshall" variations because they avoid the Marshall Gambit.

    (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d6 or 7...d6 8.c3 0-0) Opening Explorer


    click for larger view

    Closed Lutikov Variation: 9.Bc2
    Closed Bogoljubow Variation: 9.d4
    Closed Zaitsev Variation: 9.h3 Bb7
    Closed Kholmov Variation: 9.h3 Be6
    Closed Smyslov Defense: 9.h3 h6
    Closed 9...a5 Variation: 9.h3 a5
    Closed Keres Defense: 9.h3 Nd7
    Closed 9...Qd7 Variation: 9.h3 Qd7
    Closed Breyer Variation: 9.h3 Nb8
    Closed Chigorin Defense: 9.h3 Na5

    And some interesting links on the Ruy Lopez:

    Ruy Lopez (c60)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruy_Lo...

    http://www.bobby-fischer.net/ruy-lo...

    http://www.expert-chess-strategies....

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/adam.b...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1qg...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQHc...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSOm...

    Please note that the variations are listed with the minor ones at the top and the major variations at the bottom. Enjoy!

    97 games, 1851-2007

SEARCH ENTIRE GAME COLLECTION DATABASE
use these two forms to locate other game collections in the database

Search by Keyword:

EXAMPLE: Search for "QUEEN SAC" or "ENDING".
Search by Username:


NOTE: You must type their screen-name exactly.
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC