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  1. Attacks and Sacs of f7 Vol. II by Fredthebear
    The hits just keep on coming.
    306 games, 1620-2015

  2. Collections in Idleness 1
    These games are for my study or for their beauty.The games that follow are mostly played by relatively unknown players(with some exceptions of course).I assure the viewer that every game is worth noticing.

    Thank you and enjoy..

    107 games, 1620-2007

  3. Collections in Idleness 2
    Part 2 of a brilliant list stuffed with startling GOTDs,fascinating king hunts,unknown brilliancies and lost immortals..

    Thanks for visiting!!

    100 games, 1620-2005

  4. Collections in Idleness 3
    Brilliancies,Beauties,Oddities,Forgotten GOTDs,NN's worst defeats...all excavated from tonnes of games...

    Part 3 for your entertainment....

    Thanks of visiting..

    99 games, 1737-2008

  5. Collections in Idleness 4
    A healthy continuation of a list that tends to an infinity of spectacular games which aims at bringing out some of the unknown (relatively of course) brilliancies at CG...

    Part 4 for you...

    Thanks for visting...

    100 games, 1723-2007

  6. Collections in Idleness 5
    Continuing to lengthen this list are classical gems,unearthed GOTDs and other surprises...

    Thank you and enjoy...

    101 games, 1515-2008

  7. Collections in Idleness 6
    If you like the other 5 installations, you're gonna love this set of amazing games...

    Thanks for visiting...

    101 games, 1851-2007

  8. Collections in Idleness 6 Compiled by xajik
    This collection formed by xajik. Fredthebear copied it from xajik. Thank you xajik!

    If you like the other 5 installations, you're gonna love this set of amazing games...

    Thanks for visiting...

    102 games, 1851-2016

  9. Collections in Idleness 7
    The final part of an enthralling series of games aspiring to invoke a range of feelings from awe to disgust in the viewer...

    Starting with a set of immortal games the list brings out some of the lesser known GOTDs,awesome brilliancies and a lot more...

    So dive in and enjoy!!...

    101 games, 1830-2008

    Double attacks from more than one piece.

    Never miss the opportunity to unmask one of your masked line pieces with a forcing move.

    A great example of a <discovered attack> is Shirov's 32 ... ♗d6-f4! from the game Seirawan v. Shirov Buenos Aires 1993 listed below. By unmasking the Black d5-queen, Black threatens 33 ... ♕x♕. By moving his dark-squared bishop to f4 where it attacks the undefended White e3-bishop, Black also threatens to play 33 ... ♗x♗+. White has no defense to these twin threats since 33 ♕x♕ is refuted by the <zwischenschach> 33 ... ♗x♗+! and only then re-capturing the White queen (34 ... px♕ or 34 ... ♗x♕).

    The position after the blunder 32 ♕d8-d7?? and right before Shirov's winning <discovered attack> 32 ... ♗d6-f4! is shown below.

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    [Event "Buenos Aires Najdorf"]
    [Site ""]
    [Date "1993.??.??"]
    [Round "2"]
    [White "Seirawan, Yasser"]
    [Black "Shirov, Alexey"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [WhiteElo "2595"]
    [BlackElo "2670"]
    [NIC "SL 3.1.14"]
    [ECO "D10"]
    [PlyCount "64"]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 a6 5. Nf3 b5 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Ne5 Nbd7 8. f4 e6 9. Bd3 Bb7 10. O-O Bd6 11. Bd2 O-O 12. Be1 Ne4 13. Qb1 Ndf6 14. Bh4 Rc8 15. Rc1 Qa5 16. Bxe4 Nxe4 17. Nxe4 dxe4 18. Nd7 Qd2 19. Nxf8 Qxe3+ 20. Bf2 Qxf4 21. g3 Rxc1+ 22. Qxc1 Qf5 23. Be3 Bxf8 24. Qc7 Qf3 25. Qf4 Qe2 26. Qf2 Qd3 27. Qd2 Qc4 28. b3 Qd5 29. Rc1 Bd6 30. Qa5 h6 31. Qd8+ Kh7 <32. Qd7?? Bf4!>

    P H Nielsen vs Kamsky, 2006

    What a <DISCOVERED ATTACK> exhibition this is by Kamsky (Black).

    Position after 27 ... ♕f6-g6:

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    Here Kamsky has not one but -two- <DISCOVERED ATTACK CHAINS>:

    White b7-♖ + Black c7-♗ + Black e7-♖
    White c2-♕ + Black e4-♘ + Black g6-♕

    So Kamsky is threatening a <DISCOVERED ATTACK> against the <UNDEFENDED> White b7-rook -and- a <DISCOVERED ATTACK> against the <UNDEFENDED> White c2-queen.

    Final position 39 ... ♖a1-d1! 0-1:

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    And in the final position, Kamsky threatens yet another <DISCOVERED ATTACK> which prevents the White d7-pawn from promoting: 40 d7-d8=♕ ♗e7x♕d8 41 ♖c8x♗d8 ♘d5xe3+ <discovered attack> 42 f2xe3 ♖d1x♖d8, leaving Black a rook(!) ahead.

    So this final <DISCOVERED ATTACK CHAIN> would be

    White d8-♖ + Black d5-♘ + Black d1-♖

    57 games, 1914-2014

  11. kishchess' favorite games
    Amazing power of the pawn rollers
    11 games, 1896-2017

  12. London System/Sarratt Attack Collections Combine
    This is a combining of collections compiled by MidnightDuffer, MTuraga, Mislav, Jared10001, and EndlessKnot. Fredthebear has altered the labels and order of games. Thank you MidnightDuffer, MTuraga, Mislav, Jared10001, and Endlessknot!

    This queen pawn system featuring Bf4 (leaving the b2-pawn undefended) gives White a slow, easy developmental start. The Bf4 games typically do not produce smashing miniatures in 25 moves or less. The Bf4 generates a safe, solid but slightly passive position; games are more strategical in nature, less tactical (tactics can break out at any time in any opening) so plenty of chess playing experience is not only helpful but necessary. (Rapid development is important, but simply setting minor pieces on certain squares does not win a game of chess!)

    The Sarratt Attack/London System functions fairly well against the Indian defenses as well as classical d5, e6 defenses. It's not so hot against the Dutch Defense, but it's playable. Just be aware that any White opening that refrains from placing two pawns in the center along the fourth rank gives Black great leeway for a wide selection of defenses. After Bf4, White is allowing Black the liberty to paint tiger stripes and pin donkey tails on a skunk if s/he wishes!

    Note that the Barry Attack places a Nc3 blocking the c2-pawn, whereas the Sarratt Attack 2.Bf4 and London System 3.Bf4 place a pawn on c3 (or c4). Some games in the database are occasionally miss-categorized (which occurs in all opening variations).

    The Torre Attack 2.Nf3 3.Bg5 and the Richter-Veresov Attack 2.Nc3 3.Bg5 are more aggressive than the Bf4 openings above. Unfortunately, the Torre Attack does not work so well if Black refrains from an early e6 or g6. The Richter-Veresov Attack yearns to play e4 and more closely resembles 1.e4 openings, often transposing against a French, Caro-Kann, Pirc or Nimzowitsch defense. These two Bg5 White openings require more theoretical knowledge and are not included in this collection.

    Personally, Fredthebear recommends 1.e4 lines, gambits, the King's Indian Attack, or 1.d4 Colle Systems for beginners and intermediates. Such openings strive for some type of specific central pawn advance or exchange to clarify the strategic aims. Their "built-in" pawn thrust plans might generate a more clear-cut approach in the early middle game that is easier for the amateur player to conduct.

    It's best to learn any new opening off a professionally produced video and chess repertoire book (books cover way more ground than videos) AFTER you've replayed a 50-100 master games in a particular new opening and have decided you want to commit to studying it more in depth. Notice that nothing was said about you playing the opening...but you have watched OTHERS play the opening many times to get a feel for it through their handling! Human beings learn most by imitating others. Then let the published author give his/her expertise to show you the way for specific situations that will arise. Most good repertoire books have an opening index in the back that can be rehearsed for quick familiarization as to different branches.

    119 games, 1882-2017

  13. Sacrificed pawn's favorite games
    My favourites
    42 games, 1850-2016

  14. Short Interesting games
    4 games, 1947-2003

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