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* White - Sicilian: Bb2 by gabon: Game Collection: White - Sicilian: Bb2

Congres international des echecs, 1869; it's playable
H Czarnowski vs E D'Andre, 1867 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

Nizmowitsch plays 1. b3 to excellent effect.
Nimzowitsch vs Saemisch, 1929 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Chess Life (March 2000) with Koltanowski on the cover
Koltanowski vs Colle, 1923 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

French Defense: 2.b3 Horwitz Attack (C00) 1-0 Meet the new boss
B Wall vs E Bosse, 1969 
(C00) French Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

The supported Bf6 dictates
Larsen vs J P Dominguez Sanz, 1972 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Ugly Black defense but White loses time, space, disconnected Rs
J Matynia vs L Day, 1966 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Variation (A01) 0-1Arabian Mate w/Q
L Josteinsson vs Petursson, 1984 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

6.Nf5 is Rybka's improvement on Larsen-Spassky
Rybka vs Fruit, 2008 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 91 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen, Modern Var (A01) 1/2-1/2 Premature pawn push fail
P Lebel vs S Salov, 2008 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Dutch Var (A01) 1-0
J Visockis vs V Koskinen, 2012
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Variation (A01) 0-1 Boden's Mate
Gordon Morrison vs G Chandler, 1978 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack (A01) 0-1 NxB, then Qa5+ & fork LPDO N
J Rubenstein vs I Golyak, 2005 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 9 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Norfolk Gambit 2 (A01) 1-0 Discovery
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen, Ringelbach Gambit (A01) 1-0 Creating connected Ps
M Jadoul vs H Froeyman, 1999 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 61 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack Classical Var (A01) 1-0 Kside attack, R EG
Nakamura vs Aronian, 2014 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 78 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening (A02) 1-0 Helpmate?
Blackburne vs Bird, 1892 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Morphy plays 1.b3
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

Bird's Opening/Chess variants (000) 1-0 Really quite beautiful
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 20, My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower
Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1910 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Zukertort: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 0-1 Must know crusher
S Panzalovic vs O Danchevski, 1990 
(A04) Reti Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

White loses control of the center w/too many pawn moves
M Berlyant vs K G Shirazi, 1990
(A04) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Double Fianchetto; don't play giveaway w/your queen
Kramnik vs Svidler, 2015 
(A04) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Continuous Attack
J Rukavina vs Tal, 1973 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Romanovsky's Immortal; Double-Double Fianchetto
Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1927 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening/Nimzo-Larsen (A04) VERY efficient model game!
Plachetka vs L Zinn, 1974 
(A04) Reti Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack (A04) 1-0 Dbl Bishop Sac
Taimanov vs A Shashin, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen-Bird Attack (A04) 1-0 Qside vs Kside Attacks
W S Davis vs Fedorowicz, 1980 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio vs Dutch (A04) 1-0 Terrific knights EG race to promote
Reti vs Tartakower, 1923 
(A04) Reti Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

Beautiful X-Ray tactic with Queen and Bishop
Euwe vs Loman, 1923 
(A09) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Advance Michel Gambit (A09) 1-0 Qside Spearhead
Euwe vs G Kroone, 1923
(A09) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Advance (A09) 1-0 Defend weak pawns, then Q roams
Tartakower vs Janowski, 1924 
(A09) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio vs Semi-Tarrash Def(A08)  0-1 Q sac, diagonal mate net
K V Shantharam vs K Murugan, 1994 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 18 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) 0-1 Hanging Queen
Pedersen vs I Burchard, 1995 
(A10) English, 24 moves, 0-1

Double Fianchetto; Philidor's Legacy
Benko vs I A Horowitz, 1968 
(A12) English with b3, 20 moves, 1-0

Delete this eventually.
Reti vs A Pokorny, 1923 
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Notes by Raymond Keene: The Bellon gambit
Keene vs K Wockenfuss, 1977  
(A22) English, 20 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical; 2.b3!? (A30) 1-0Notes by R. Keene
Keene vs J Penrose, 1974  
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 1-0

Colle-Zukertort vs Rat Defense (A41) 0-1 Not Flohr's best game
Flohr vs A Brinckmann, 1929 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 36 moves, 0-1

Old Benoni (A43) 0-1 Q's back rank interpose won't save the day
Faruk Hoxha vs V Priehoda, 2010 
(A43) Old Benoni, 26 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Pyrenees Gambit (A50) 0-1 Mate threat on h-file
Kasparov vs W Cotrina, 1993 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Mexican Def./Black Knights Tango (A50) 0-1 Played on a ship
Marshall vs Torre, 1925 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense (A85) 0-1 White knight can't take either one!
V Litvinov vs Veresov, 1958 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 13 moves, 0-1

Carr Defense 1.e4 h6 2.b3 e6 (B00) 0-1; Q sac creates a passer
F Babar vs M Basman, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

The end of the Matovinsky Gambit
G den Broeder vs W Wegener, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Steiner Var (B02) 1-0 What a hurricane attack!
R H Steinmeyer vs N Bernstein, 1944 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Euwe Attack (B10) 1-0 Pseudo-Arabian Mate
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Euwe Attack (B10) 1/2-?? Easy Black win awaits
Stefansson vs Karpov, 1994 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

KP b3 using the long diagonal
T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Var (B20) 1-0 Passer on the d-file
Short vs B Thorfinnsson, 2000 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Variation (B20) · 1/2-1/2
K G Shirazi vs L Christiansen, 1985
(B20) Sicilian, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Variation (B20) · 1-0
K G Shirazi vs A S Zilberberg, 1986 
(B20) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Variation (B20) · 1/2-1/2
K G Shirazi vs Timoshenko, 2000
(B20) Sicilian, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Variation (B20) · 1/2-1/2
L Day vs L Piasetski, 1984
(B20) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Variation (B20) · 1-0
L Day vs R Stone, 1985 
(B20) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Variation (B20) · 1-0
L Day vs B Thorvardson, 2007 
(B20) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Variation (B20) 1-0 Threats and counters
Spassky vs K Wockenfuss, 1981 
(B20) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 1-0 White double fianchetto!
R Hess vs C Boor, 2006
(B20) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1-0

B20 1-0 34
A Reprintsev vs J Guo, 2007
(B20) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Snyder Variation (B20) 0-1
Kieseritzky vs Anderssen, 1851 
(B20) Sicilian, 17 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 2.b3. Q Fianchettos (B20) 1-0 R cannot stop 3 passers
T Gelashvili vs Marjanovic, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 66 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 R vs B ending
L Day vs A Kuznecov, 1983 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 68 moves, 1-0

Black thinks he's won a pawn but suddenly loses the battle!
Koronghi vs Szemegyi, 1985 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Tal works this pin like a finger puppet
Tal vs Bellon Lopez, 1970 
(B30) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

Turov won "Ciudad de Sevilla", 2014 !
Turov vs D Bocharov, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Too many Q moves
Krum Georgiev vs N Andrianov, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Slasher
V Spasov vs K Sobay, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian b3 French Var. Westerinen Attack (B40) 0-1 Pile on pin
V Malaniuk vs Kotronias, 1988 
(B40) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian / French. Westerinen Attack (B40) 1-0Bishop pair rules
T Fogarasi vs N Medvegy, 2003 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian-French Westerinen Attack (B40) 0-1 Arabian Mate
Pavasovic vs T Fogarasi, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian b3 French Var. Westerinen Attack (B40) 1-0 Where to?
Kasparov vs A H Williams, 1998 
(B40) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 3.b3 Westerinen Attack / Dbl Fio (B40) 1-0 Develop or
Blatny vs J L Watson, 1998 
(B40) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Var (B43) 0-1 Difficult
Keres vs L Popov, 1973 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 White surges forward
V Akopian vs Lautier, 2009 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. ML (B52)1-0 Q&N sac, Discover Dbl+, Nh6#
R Antonio vs T Dao, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

French: Bird Invitation (C00) 1-0 Transposes to St. George
Bird vs J Heral, 1873 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French, Horwitz Attack. Papa-Ticulat Gambit (C00) 1-0 Declined
G Krauss vs R Larson, 1949
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game 1.e4 e5 2.b3 Bc5 (C20) 1-0 Dbl R's on h-file
J Meyer vs R Klees, 2001 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Gain time, Remove the Guard
V Castaldi vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

delete
M Goetz vs T Gietl, 1997 
(A10) English, 41 moves, 0-1

delete
D Herman vs Z Izoria, 2003
(B20) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

delete
A Zubarev vs Tukmakov, 1998
(B20) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

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