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

"Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, chess battles." – says 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

‘May your Departures equal your Landfalls!'

"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

"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

"We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us." ― Winston S. Churchill

Bearly Thinking: https://www.etsy.com/listing/972054...

The thought crossed my gentle mind that CGs needs some additional avatar variance of figures like Emory and Andrew Tate, Tani Adewumi, James Black Jr., Ambakisye Osayaba, Tom "Murph" Murphy, and Pontus Carlsson, Taahir Levi, Praggy and Pentala Harikrishna, Nihal Sarin, Adhiban Baskaran, Manuel Aaron, and Juan Carlos González Zamora, María Teresa Mora Iturralde, Daniela De la Parra, Alejandra Guerrero Rodríguez, Azarya Jodi Setyaki, Medina Warda Aulia, Errol Tiwari, Elshan Moradiabadi, Joey Razo, Collette McGruder, Diamond Shakoor, Phiona Mutesi, Jessica Hyatt, Jean-Pierre and Koneru Humpy, Tania Sachdev, Rout Padmini and Hou Yifan and Zhao Xue, Medhat Moheb, Yao Ming and Awonder Liang, Jeffery Xiong and Liem Le, Li Chao and the like. Our avatars are rather lily silly; not everybody looks like Smith, Jones, Thomas, or Mikhail.

On the other hand, we definitely need some redheads too (Anna Rudolf, Isla Fisher, Jude Acers, Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran)!! I'd say at least a dozen redheads, some with and without beards. Some Canadians too!

"Whatever you are doing in the game of life, give it all you've got." — Norman Vincent Peale

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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
G 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 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 R 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
H 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 Shirazi vs L Christiansen, 1985
(B20) Sicilian, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Variation (B20) · 1/2-1/2
K 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 J 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
K 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
D 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 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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