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yDiagonals Attack: Bs Highway, Battery, Crossfir
Compiled by fredthebear

This is a collection of games where heat came down along or across the diagonal(s). It does include some double bishop sacrifices scattered throughout.

Goodness gracious, GREAT BALLS O' F_I_R_E_!-!-! If the Chess Variants at the top of the list don't knock your socks off, then chess just aint your cup o' tea. Chernev says there's a world record within this top twenty list.

"....his countrymen, Kolisch and Steinitz, are greatly indebted for their later success to their having enjoyed early opportunities of practicing with the departed amateur whose death is also greatly deplored amongst all who knew him personally" - Wilhelm Steinitz, regarding Karl Hamppe

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.

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* Opening Tree:

Paul Revere's Ride
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1807-1882

Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five:
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.

He said to his friend, "If the British march
By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry-arch
Of the North-Church-tower, as a signal-light,— One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country-folk to be up and to arm."

Then he said "Good night!" and with muffled oar Silently rowed to the Charlestown shore,
Just as the moon rose over the bay,
Where swinging wide at her moorings lay
The Somerset, British man-of-war:
A phantom ship, with each mast and spar
Across the moon, like a prison-bar,
And a huge black hulk, that was magnified
By its own reflection in the tide.

Meanwhile, his friend, through alley and street
Wanders and watches with eager ears,
Till in the silence around him he hears
The muster of men at the barrack door,
The sound of arms, and the tramp of feet,
And the measured tread of the grenadiers
Marching down to their boats on the shore.

Then he climbed to the tower of the church,
Up the wooden stairs, with stealthy tread,
To the belfry-chamber overhead,
And startled the pigeons from their perch
On the sombre rafters, that round him made
Masses and moving shapes of shade,—
By the trembling ladder, steep and tall,
To the highest window in the wall,
Where he paused to listen and look down
A moment on the roofs of the town,
And the moonlight flowing over all.

Beneath, in the churchyard, lay the dead,
In their night-encampment on the hill,
Wrapped in silence so deep and still
That he could hear, like a sentinel's tread,
The watchful night-wind, as it went
Creeping along from tent to tent,
And seeming to whisper, "All is well!"
A moment only he feels the spell
Of the place and the hour, and the secret dread
Of the lonely belfry and the dead;
For suddenly all his thoughts are bent
On a shadowy something far away,
Where the river widens to meet the bay,—
A line of black, that bends and floats
On the rising tide, like a bridge of boats.

Meanwhile, impatient to mount and ride,
Booted and spurred, with a heavy stride,
On the opposite shore walked Paul Revere.
Now he patted his horse's side,
Now gazed on the landscape far and near,
Then impetuous stamped the earth,
And turned and tightened his saddle-girth;
But mostly he watched with eager search
The belfry-tower of the old North Church,
As it rose above the graves on the hill,
Lonely and spectral and sombre and still.
And lo! as he looks, on the belfry's height,
A glimmer, and then a gleam of light!
He springs to the saddle, the bridle he turns,
But lingers and gazes, till full on his sight
A second lamp in the belfry burns!

A hurry of hoofs in a village-street,
A shape in the moonlight, a bulk in the dark,
And beneath from the pebbles, in passing, a spark Struck out by a steed that flies fearless and fleet: That was all! And yet, through the gloom and the light, The fate of a nation was riding that night;
And the spark struck out by that steed, in his flight, Kindled the land into flame with its heat.

He has left the village and mounted the steep,
And beneath him, tranquil and broad and deep,
Is the Mystic, meeting the ocean tides;
And under the alders, that skirt its edge,
Now soft on the sand, now loud on the ledge,
Is heard the tramp of his steed as he rides.

It was twelve by the village clock
When he crossed the bridge into Medford town.
He heard the crowing of the cock,
And the barking of the farmer's dog,
And felt the damp of the river-fog,
That rises when the sun goes down.

It was one by the village clock,
When he galloped into Lexington.
He saw the gilded weathercock
Swim in the moonlight as he passed,
And the meeting-house windows, blank and bare,
Gaze at him with a spectral glare,
As if they already stood aghast
At the bloody work they would look upon.

It was two by the village clock,
When he came to the bridge in Concord town.
He heard the bleating of the flock,
And the twitter of birds among the trees,
And felt the breath of the morning breeze
Blowing over the meadows brown.
And one was safe and asleep in his bed
Who at the bridge would be first to fall,
Who that day would be lying dead,
Pierced by a British musket-ball.

You know the rest. In the books you have read,
How the British Regulars fired and fled,—
How the farmers gave them ball for ball,
From behind each fence and farmyard-wall,
Chasing the red-coats down the lane,
Then crossing the fields to emerge again
Under the trees at the turn of the road,
And only pausing to fire and load.

So through the night rode Paul Revere;
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm,—
A cry of defiance, and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
And a word that shall echo forevermore!
For, borne on the night-wind of the Past,
Through all our history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The people will waken and listen to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed,
And the midnight message of Paul Revere.

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!
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

Stunning odds game by a teenage genious in a mere 13 moves!!!
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Morphy robs the pinned bishop
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Odds game produces Legall's mate w/an extra step!
Smith vs NN, 1852 
(000) Chess variants, 11 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Lopez Var (000) 1-0 Knights love a crowd
Morphy vs NN, 1856 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

Evan's Gambit minus 1kNight and he pulls off Boden's Mate!!!
Morphy vs J Thompson, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 26 moves, 1-0

Chess variant (000) 1-0 Q sac for a famous K walk, pawn mate!!!
Steinitz vs Rock, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Potter gave Queen odds and announced a forced mate at move 7!!!
W Potter vs NN, 1870 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Chess variants /King's Gambit (000) 1-0 Pin wins again
W G Ward vs H Browne, 1874 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 White gives away all 8 pawns, then #s
W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884  
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Open diagonals and pins are powerful!
Tarrasch vs Sergel, 1891 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

This game reflects the very nature of diagonal attacks!!!
Janowski vs NN, 1895 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

White's two best opening moves smash Black's two worst moves!
H Klip vs T Bottema, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 One B exits, another B enters
P Morriss vs J McDonnell, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 4 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Outflank Var (A00) 0-1 Trap the trapper
M Brichinova vs E Alexandrova, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening Miniature (A00) 1-0 Stunning Blackburne's Mate!
Konstantin Chernyshov (elder) vs A Lesiak, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 0-1 Double pin will win
Sochor vs L van Damme, 1974 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Polish, Schiffler-Sokolsky Var (A00) 0-1 B highway w/N slasher
G Welling vs F Krudde, 1993 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

How not to play 1.b3; nice Dovetail Mate
J Bellon Lopez vs Smejkal, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Double Stonewall. Black is careless w/his pawns
E Williams vs W Henderson, 1845 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

The most famous two bishop sacrifice
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

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

Crossfire heats up h8
A Konstantinopolsky vs Frank, 1935 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Very efficient model game!
Plachetka vs L Zinn, 1974 
(A04) Reti Opening, 13 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

Reti/Zukertort Opening: Santasiere's Folly (A06) 1-0 Dbl B Sacs
Alekhine vs J A J Drewitt, 1923 
(A06) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 Q is going, Going, GONE!
J Krejcik vs S Takacs, 1920 
(A06) Reti Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik's piece of art
Botvinnik vs V Chekhover, 1935 
(A13) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Reti Advance Var (A09) 1-0 Alert tactics on the diagonals
Speelman vs Koneru, 2002 
(A09) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

English, Great Snake Var (A10) 1-0 Clear the long diagonal
L Karlsson vs Suba, 1983 
(A10) English, 41 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Defense (A10) 1-0 Cross pin
Robatsch vs Jansa, 1974 
(A10) English, 14 moves, 1-0

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

Zukertort's Immortal -- A Long Range Battle Thru the Center
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Demolition and clearance sacrifice 19. Nf6+!
Szabo vs N Padevsky, 1972 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Browne's brilliant Queen sham sacrifice 16... Qxc4!!
Seirawan vs Browne, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 18 moves, 0-1

K's English. 4Knights (A28) 0-1 Often, the 1st R should capture
Meesen vs H Mueller, 1928 
(A28) English, 13 moves, 0-1

This game won Best Game of the Tournament, a brilliancy prize.
Efimenko vs J Arizmendi Martinez, 2006 
(A28) English, 21 moves, 0-1

Mikenas Defense (A40) 1-0 Decisive Knight Fork
Keene vs E Fielder, 1964  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Averbakh Variation (A42) 1-0 Uncastled K loses
Bobotsov vs O M Hindle, 1967 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 23 moves, 1-0

Benoni, Snail Variation (A43) Bishops All About Miniature
Karosz vs C Jaffe, 1936 
(A43) Old Benoni, 8 moves, 1-0

Queen check and fork the LPDO Bishop
Z Djordjevic vs M Kovacevic, 1984 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46) 1-0 Crossfire
Levenfish vs Alekhine, 1913 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Budapest Def, Fajarowicz Var, (A51) 0-1 10 mover Q Trap
Najmes vs J Balogh, 1943 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Budapest Gambit; Another Q+ & fork LPDO B in shooting gallery
E Gueye vs T Korsano, 1985 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 5 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 Sudden Queen Trap!?
S Takacs vs J Krejcik, 1920 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def. Adler Variation (A52) 0-1 The power of the pin
Hoeregott vs W Schlage, 1929 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

OID Ukrainian Var (A54) 0-1 Q Sac, Daring Bishop, Ruthless Rook
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Sacrifice and mate with three minors
Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense (A80) · 0-1 Crossfire on B Highway
J F Smyth vs H Helms, 1915 
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 0-1

Famous Dutch Miniature; the Black rook is overooked
F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

Dutch (A80) 1-0 Exchange sacrifice on h-file will mate
F Oberndoerfer vs J Gabriel, 1996 
(A80) Dutch, 9 moves, 1-0

White threatens consecutive double attacks
A Brito Garcia vs J Chacon Jerez, 1996 
(A84) Dutch, 9 moves, 1-0

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

From Fred Reinfeld's "Great Short Games of the Chess Masters"
Kiss vs Barcza, 1934 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Cnt Cntr 4.Be2 6.Bf3 (B01) 0-1 Nxc2+, gets worse
F Krticka vs J Dobias, 1913 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Mieses Variation (B01) 0-1 Bishop captures are key
G Helbach vs Rotlewi, 1909 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 Reversed Englund Gambit
L Ingram vs A McDonald, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Center Counter (B01) 0-1 Smothered Mate
M Larios Crespo vs D Salvador Lopez, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense (B02) 1-0 An open center means a faster game
Keene vs Orly, 1961  
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06) 1-0Dbl Knt Sacs aid Bs
M Yeo vs A T Erdal-Smith, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

Pirc, Chinese Variation Be2, g4 (B07) 1-0 The Chinese Immortal
Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

Crossfire and Ng5 positioned to bust up Black's fianchetto
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Two Knights Attk (B11) 0-1 White attacks himself
Stripunsky vs Onischuk, 2012 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 11 moves, 0-1

The Mammoth Book of Chess by Burgess.
Tartakower vs NN, 1932 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Fool's Mate with Queen Sac variant
C Damant vs NN, 1932 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Nice breakthrough
Topalov vs Speelman, 1995 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Very efficient
L Owen vs R L Mapes, 1984 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 1-0 Qe5+ forks LPDO Ra1 OOPS!
C Maddigan vs NN, 1970 
(B20) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Bowlder Attack (B20) 1-0 Dbl Rook Sacrifices
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 
(B20) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

It's a triple Smith-Morra Gambit, same Bxf7+ concept
B Wall vs R Monahan, 1972 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 1-0

Oops! Zwischenzug leaves her majesty hanging.
W Godoy Neto vs K Banas, 1993 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Alapin 2c3 Barmen (B22) 1-0Black will lose the exhange or worse
G Lane vs J Flesch, 1983 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 10 moves, 1-0

waduh nona manis, kamu jago amat sih Grand Prix Attack (B23)
N Gaprindashvili vs A Blagidze, 1963 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 15 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix Attack (B23) Q decoy sac then discovery ala Harrwitz
K Thompson vs F Rhine, 1992 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

Cited in Polugayevsky's <"The Silician Labyrinth">
Aronin vs Kantarovich, 1960 
(B27) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) Miniature: Q Sortie
B Ivanovic vs I Grigic, 1982 
(B27) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) Excellent Knight Sac
I De Los Santos vs S Polgar, 1990 
(B27) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

Open Sicilian, 5.Bf4 pawn fork decoys the bishop into Q+ & fork
NN vs Pandolfini, 1967 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 6 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nimzowitsch. Advance Var (B29) 1-0 Q+ & fork
B Hammer vs Boldt, 1977 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Kan. Polugaevsky Var(B42) 1-0B Sac Q Sac & Dbl Check!!
J Lechtynsky vs Pachman, 1968 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Variation (B43) 1-0 Decoy then skewer
Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen Var (B44) 0-1 Look before you grab!
D Mardle vs N Gaprindashvili, 1965 
(B44) Sicilian, 14 moves, 0-1

M Jadoul vs Karpov, 1986 
(B44) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Pawn grabbling doesn't disable the mating battery
O Bernstein vs NN, 1927 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 11 moves, 1-0

Baiting the line of check w/a piece
E Moskalyuk vs M Brodsky, 1998 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 9 moves, 0-1

White's Nc6 has caused problems for Black
A Karklins vs A Sandrin, 1990 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1 3-Piece Greco Mate
Leko vs Morozevich, 2006 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Attack from both flanks leaves Black tattered
L Christiansen vs M Zivanic, 2008 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

The farther you get from home...
E Kostopoulos vs E Kerimov, 2001 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

It's better to exchange the pawn than taking time to defend it
P Michel vs J Traian Iliesco, 1943 
(B50) Sicilian, 5 moves, 1-0

Sic Modern Var (B50) 1-0 Black plays giveaway starting w/Bxf7+
A Jansson vs Berend, 1982 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack (B51) 0-1 Backward pawns are a problem
S Maze vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Much more than Dbl Rook sacs!
G Szabo vs S Zawadzki, 2004 
(B53) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical (B57) 1-0Qtrap resembles Reti-Tartakower C-K
Fischer vs NN, 1959 
(B56) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

todo un maestro en el calculo jeje!!!
Tal vs Larsen, 1979 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Sic Dragon Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76) 1-0 Support # next
A Suarez Real vs A Alonso Alvarez, 2014 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern Var (B83) 1-0 Wonderful finish
H Akvist vs G Kuzmin, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Demolition combination with 19.Ndxe6!!
Kasparov vs Gelfand, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 aim at g7
A Soltis vs D Gurevich, 1981 
(B89) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Bishop highway looms large
F Gragger vs Vieltorf, 1952 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 12 moves, 1-0

No brakes on this attack from Spassky
Spassky vs N Rashkovsky, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 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

KG Declined, Soller-Zilbermints Gambit (C30) 1-0 Boden's # in 9
Fischer vs J Jones, 1964 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

KGA Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Keres (C32) 0-1 12.Kf3 Bg4+
Krasinski vs Estrin, 1947 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Battery double attack Qxf7# and QxRa8
F Dieperink vs P Klootwijk, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Three Knights 3...Bb4 (C46) 1-0 Legall's Mate w/2 Ns & 2 Bs
W Pollock vs E Hall, 1890 
(C46) Three Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 67 in How to Reassess Your Chess by Jeremy Silman
Ed. Lasker vs F Englund, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Italian (C50) 1-0 The old center pawn fork trick pays off big!
R Kohoutova vs K Stodolova, 1995 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 11 moves, 1-0

Hot Queen-sacrificin' action
H Helms vs O Tenner, 1942 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

"The Austrian Morphy" plays the Evans Gambit
Steinitz vs R Gray, 1872 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit, Pierce Def 5... Ba5 (1-0, 22 Moves) Rook Sac
Kolisch vs Gastein, 1859 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Compare to Guila vs Gioacchino Pecci
Shumov vs C Jaenisch, 1845 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

My first "book" win--Heisman
D Heisman vs D Fennick, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch owns the open files
Tarrasch vs Landau, 1880 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Black gets up off the canvas to deck White!
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 A Tour de Force!!
V Kahn vs C Hartlaub, 1916 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Greek gift
G Neumann vs Anderssen, 1864 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Open. Riga Variation (C80) 1-0 Boden's # miniature
Pandolfini vs NN, 1970 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 15 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open (C80) 1-0 in 9 moves. Bd5 forks pair of LPDO Ns
D Andrae vs T Winckelmann, 1989 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. Riga Var (C80) 0-1 Bxh2+ discovery nabs LPDO Q
S Osborne vs J M Garcia, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 11 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed Variation (C84) 0-1 Pick on back rank defenders
M Radojcic vs P Trifunovic, 1947 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 Heap on the fortress
Lasker vs H R Bigelow, 1926 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 19 moves, 0-1

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Discovered attack nabs Q LPDO
T Mantia vs R Shirley Jr, 1981 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Underpromotion
Korody vs Bologh, 1933 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11) 1-0 Combo platter!
Bologan vs Movsesian, 2005 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D35) 1-0 B&N mate
E Delmar vs NN, 1898 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Zwischenzug +!
Blisz vs Hantel, 1988 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Crikey! Well done Benzol, this is magic.
G Bauermann vs R Butze, 1979 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 0-1

Black just riddles White's position and ends it with a fork
Denker vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Useful rook lift and rook sacrifice w/diagonal assistance
Portisch vs S Johannessen, 1966 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 1-0 Rob the pin backfires
Gligoric vs K Langeweg, 1971 
(D80) Grunfeld, 12 moves, 1-0

Spassky fires off a kingside attack
Spassky vs Timman, 1977 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2Gains time, Bs of same color EG
Tartakower vs Reti, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) 1-0 Q trap. What just happened?
C Bloodgood vs Davis, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening (A00) 0-1Nakamura drove computer crazy w/6 bishops
Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 255 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Symmetrical Var (A00) 0-1 Torchered 4not 0-0
S Srdjanov vs Kotronias, 1988 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening (A00) /KIA (A07) 1-0 Constant threats
L Christiansen vs K Regan, 1977 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 56 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 0-1 Crossfire; Rob the pin
R Bertholee vs Ljubojevic, 1997 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 1-0 White creeps forward
J Kotrc vs H Prochazka, 1910 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 30 moves, 1-0

From's CG. NN gets tagged in six moves!
NN vs Du Mont, 1802 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 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 Attack: Modern 5.Ne2 (A01) 1-0 Black sac failed
A Kosten vs M Hebden, 1982 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

The 120th Bill Wall opponent to fall for Fool's Mate
Rusty Warren vs B Wall, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Gunsberg Def (A02) 1/2-1/2 kNights or Bishops?
S Buecker vs J Blaskowski, 1981 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

The side w/the safer king wins!
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Zukertort Opening: QG Invitation (A04) 1-0 Dbl B sac gone wrong
Burn vs Owen, 1884 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian vs KIA (A04) 0-1 Bishop Pair Beats Rook Pair
O Troianescu vs Petrosian, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

Dble Fianchetto (A06) 1-0 Black's crazy lookin Q sac falls shor
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2014 
(A06) Reti Opening, 96 moves, 1-0

KIA Sicilian, French Var (B40) 1-0 Keen B sac, pawn breakthru
Leko vs W Heckel, 1989 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

A horrible storm is brewing over the residence of the black K
Fischer vs Ivkov, 1966 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Miniature found in "The Massive Book of Chess" shows 9...Bh3!
P A Rasmussen vs E Brondum, 1995 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 9 moves, 0-1

KIA vs. Bb7 (A07) 1-0 BF cleverly creates passers
Fischer vs A Sandrin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Vienna/King's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1Bishop pair, pins dominate
Chigorin vs Lasker, 1899 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Q sac for 9 pts & crossfire acti
Kasparov vs Fritz, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

The Black bishop and passer are pinned from behind, can't promo
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A10) English, 59 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan (A14) 1-0 weak P shield
A Nickel vs W Class, 1992 
(A14) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Double Fianchetto; Centralized Knight vs Isolated pawn
Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik gives both his rooks away and finishes w/a flurry
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Closed Sicilian w/colors reversed; blistering MG
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

K's English 4 Knights Fianchetto (A29)1/2-1/2 Stalemate blunder
Kasparov vs K Georgiev, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gorgeous Q Sacrifice into Windmill into Checkmate!!
Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky, Big Center Var (A45) 0-1 Name sake gets Bishoped
O Trompowsky vs W O Cruz, 1939 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

early transposition w/ 8.h3; serious dark-squared bishop moves
Vidmar vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Colle-Zukertort; N sac Nxf7
Colle vs Gruenfeld, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def: Fajarowicz Var (A51) 0-1 "Black & Becker" pin
P Lukacs vs W Becker, 1998 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1Notes by Dr. Tarrasch; like witchcraft
Marshall vs Lasker, 1914  
(A53) Old Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Capa saw it all; a great performance
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1913 
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Declined. Main Line (A57) 0-1 Bold Q sac
S Johannessen vs Fischer, 1966 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Declined. Sosonko Var (A57) 0-1 Caught on B hwy
P Peev vs K Pedersen, 1972 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def: Mikenas Var (A66) 1-0 W goes berzerk, B cooperates!
F Destrebecq vs G Drogou, 1982 
(A66) Benoni, 25 moves, 1-0

Dutch Fianchetto Attack (A81) 0-1 Battle of the Bishop pairs
D Baramidze vs Caruana, 2014 
(A81) Dutch, 75 moves, 0-1

This brawl becomes a 4 queens game with a dynamite finish
Ed. Lasker vs Alekhine, 1913 
(A80) Dutch, 46 moves, 0-1

Greco was great before anyone knew how great he was
Greco vs NN, 1623 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

St. George Def (B00) 0-1 Bizarre. Both sides sac Qs to promote.
L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Minors biting majors
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Boden's Mate, one of Teichmann's famous games
Teichmann vs NN, 1914 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Scandi, Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 London 1862 Brilliancy prize win
Steinitz vs A Mongredien, 1862 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 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

Fire on board, by Judit; Neither king gets castled
Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

Pirc, Classical. Quiet System (B08) 1-0 Textbook Zugzwang
Anand vs Van Wely, 1997 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave (B09)1-0Hanham/Lion; 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.f4
J Vetter vs R Oortwijn, 1997 
(B07) Pirc, 22 moves, 1-0

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern (B10) 1-0Shift the attack
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack (B10) 0-1Superior B pair; zugzwang
D Keller vs Petrosian, 1961 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 59 moves, 0-1

C-K Defense, Two Knights Attack (B11) 1-0 The passer is coming
Noteboom vs S van Mindeno, 1927 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 21 moves, 1-0

It's a doozy, and legitimate this time?!
C van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

Two bishops are almost always superior to a rook.
Rublevsky vs K Asrian, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Short Variation (B12) 1-0 Exchange sacrifice, pins
Y Hou vs Navara, 2016 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var. (B14) 1-0 Black w/2 en pr
Najdorf vs Portisch, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Forgacs Variation (B15) 1-0 Boden's Mate w/Q
Chulkov vs Gavemann, 1947 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 0-1 Rock slide!
N Bakulin vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

C-K, Karpov. Modern Var (B17) 0-1 Unsecure a-pawn after 0-0-0
A Greet vs H Banikas, 2008 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov (B17) 1-0 Morphy's Mate coming
Nimzowitsch vs E V Nielsen, 1930 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov Variation (B17) 0-1 Deflection sacrifice
Polgar vs Anand, 2005 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Wing Gambit (B20) 1-0 Bxh7+, Ng5+, Qh5, etc.
Marshall vs Stodie, 1920 
(B20) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

SWG, Here comes Lolli's Mate.
P J Preece vs R Kent, 1977
(B20) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Snyder Variation (B20) 1-0 Q sac for a windmill
T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

There is a whole lot to like about this attack!
M Esserman vs V Martirosov, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

the gambit was not only dangerous, but perfectly sound
M Esserman vs Van Wely, 2011 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 Barmen Def Central X$(B22) 1-0Common unpin
S Jackson vs B Sinka, 1981
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin (B22) 1-0 Tactical pawn manipulation
G Jones vs J Reid, 2013 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B23) 1-0 No "lock and key"
Robson vs Le Quang Liem, 2012 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 B can be hero
R N Bauer vs B Finegold, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Raking bishops
Ivanchuk vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

p. 32-33 "Ragozin's Selected Games" Spanish version 1966
Ragozin vs P Noskov, 1930 
(B40) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Var (B41) 1-0 White Kside Attck
Y Hou vs N Dzagnidze, 2014 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B44) 0-1 N sacrifice changes everything!
B Besson vs J Geller, 2003 
(B44) Sicilian, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen Var (B44) 1-0 The Q is crosspinned
Morphy vs F Perrin, 1857 
(B44) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Deutsche Schachzeitung 1876, p. 206 Crossfire, both Q's sac
C Richardson vs A W Ensor, 1876
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Canal Attack (B51) 1/2-1/2 Wild Bs vs Ns
Romanishin vs Tal, 1975
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def. Chekhover Qxd4 (B53) 1/2- Wrong colored Bishop EG
V Gashimov vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def. Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Greco pattern extended
Kamsky vs Lautier, 1993 
(B53) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Prins Var. Venice Attack (B55) 0-1EG sac will promote
B Reichstein vs K Gulamali, 2010 
(B55) Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack deviation (B75)1-0 Q deflection
Adorjan vs M Fuller, 1975 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Beating the Dragon 101
Fischer vs Larsen, 1958 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Three !! exclamation moves in kingside attack; Underpromotion
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 1-0

Sic Fischer-Sozin Flank Var (B87) 0-1 Sutovsky's Immortal
D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 0-1 Infiltration
H van Riemsdijk vs P Youngworth, 1978 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Dbl B sacs, promo #
W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) (B91) 1-0 GK simul loss
H Spangenberg vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: Small Center (C00) 1-0 Pin the tail on the rat!
Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1861  
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Knight swap w/eyes wide shut; Double B bombing!
J Horvath vs S Polgar, 1981 
(C00) French Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

French Alapin Gambit (C00) 1-0 Ignore the fork, hunt the king!
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Not Normal (C00) 0-1 Good vs All
Dreev vs D Andreikin, 2013 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Reversed Philidor vs French Def (C00) 0-1 Greco's Mate
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky's brilliant attack w/superior development
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

21...Rxf2+ is the start of a mating combination with Q,B
D Kagramanov vs S Ernst, 2007 
(C02) French, Advance, 25 moves, 0-1

Exchanges & battery double attack Qh7# or QxRa8
D Sermek vs M Varini, 1999 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Both Black knights are pinned
Tal vs M Strelkov, 1949 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Useless vs. Useful Checks
B Wall vs W Wall, 1969 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

Powerful opposite-colored bishop attacking w/maurading Q
Polgar vs Bareev, 2001 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 0-1

FR Classical, Delayed Exchange (C11) 1-0 Notes by AN, others
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn Variation (C11) 1-0 Diagonals Raid
B Wall vs Z Brown, 1990
(C11) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C11) 1-0 W sacs Q & R to open h-file
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 0-1Raking Bishops
E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben, 1895 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

French Winawer (C15) 1-0 Qxe6+ sacrifice; Boden's mate
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 0-1 A lovely shot!
J Barle vs I Jelen, 1979 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

"that which does not kill us makes us stronger"
E Mortensen vs L Karlsson, 1988 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Advance Var (C18) 1-0 More like a king jig
Shirov vs Plaskett, 1992 
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Retreat Var Armenian Line (C18) 1-0 Forks
N Nip vs M C Askin, 2008 
(C18) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Var (C18) 1-0 Bxh6 starts # race
L Vogt vs Uhlmann, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 22 moves, 1-0

French Winawer Adv. (C19) 1-0 2 Bishops in full effect
Short vs Timman, 1987 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance Var (C19) 1-0 Closed central breakthru
Suetin vs Bagirov, 1961 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 47 moves, 1-0

It aint over 'til it's over!
Morphy vs A Bottin, 1858 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Putting out fires with gasoline.
C Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

One of my favorite games
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Lasker gets scorched when he brings out his queen
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Declined, Sorensen Def (C21) 0-1 Hook? No, Uppercut!
J Perlis vs Blackburne, 1907 
(C21) Center Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted Schlechter Defense (C21) 0-1 Pin power
NN vs L Svenonius, 1913 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Discovered attack
W J Lutes vs R Hartenstein, 1962 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit Accepted Classical Def (C21) 1-0 Q fork LPDO & g7
H Reinle vs Niendler, 1921 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 0-1 Q sac, Dbl B attack
Stevenson vs A Marriott, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Pseudo-Legal's Mate, instead Nh8#
W Potter vs Matthews, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Frozen f-pawn is pinned so battery wins
F Bethge vs Legal, 1930 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Copenhagen Defense (C21) 1-0 Q skewer
Albin vs Horinek, 1922 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Classical (C21) 1-0 Nxh7+ deflection
M Bier vs S Ricardo-Rocamora, 1876 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0Pretty Discovered#
Denker vs Gonzalez, 1945 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

En prise but not to worry...
J Krejcik vs K Krobot, 1908 
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Notes by JHB; Q batteries
J G Colbourne vs Blackburne, 1894  
(C22) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 1-0 R sac w/check coming next
Winawer vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C22) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Probably staged; a hunted king turning hunter
R Steel vs R Macdonald Ross, 1884 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Clearance, Deflection, Fork
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

The opening was selected by mutual agreement
Lasker vs W P Shipley, 1892 
(C25) Vienna, 24 moves, 0-1

No bust, just an error on move 15
Steinitz vs W P Shipley, 1883 
(C25) Vienna, 25 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit (C25) 1-0 Stunning K hunt
Blackburne vs H Stelling, 1886 
(C25) Vienna, 17 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Anderssen Defense (C25) 0-1 Dual attacks f2, f7
F J Perez Perez vs Alekhine, 1941 
(C25) Vienna, 13 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Anderssen Defense (C25) 1-0 Bf6 block!
Alekhine vs De Cassio, 1944 
(C25) Vienna, 10 moves, 1-0

"Viennese Waltz" -- Develop and Attack!
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C28) Vienna Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Falkbeer Var (C26) 0-1 Unstoppable mate threat
Chigorin vs Janowski, 1895 
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 0-1

Windmill followed by amazing bind
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

The White queen loses time while the Black queen is ruthless
J Ost-Hansen vs Nunn, 1974 
(C27) Vienna Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Twas played between James A. Leonard & Frederick Perrin
J A Leonard vs F Perrin, 1861 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Vienna King Trap [Vienna Gambit] A Reinfeld checkmate puzzle
K Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1859 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. ML (C29) 1-0 Chaotic battlefield w/Q threats
J Krejcik vs F Klar, 1907 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Game #93 in Soltis' "100 Best"
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

KGD Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Absolute crusher!
Burgess vs Randy Miller, 1974 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 14 moves, 1-0

KGD; B check is really a clearance move so R can pin Q to K
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Classical Var (C30) 0-1 Blindfolded; Pin the Q
Blackburne vs J P Lea, 1890 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 0-1

KGD. Classical (C30) 0-1 Uncommon++, Knight to the rescue!
NN vs W Schelfhout, 1910 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

KG Declined. Classical Variation (C30) 0-1 Discovered Attack
Chigorin vs Burn, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Declined. Mafia Defense (C30) 1-0 Uncommon #
B Raphael vs H P Montgomery, 1856 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0R decoy sac, Q robs pin and mates
Z Asefi vs Daryl Allen, 2004 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Blackburne Attack (C31)
NN vs Lasker / Maroczy, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

Tal-like razzle-dazzle!
Maroczy vs Charousek, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

KG Falkbeer CG. Staunton Line (C31) 1-0 Tear open the diagonal
Blackburne vs NN, 1899 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

One of those Games Determined by a Single Profound Move
Chigorin vs K Walbrodt, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

Game 25: The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
NN vs Beis, 1940 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Blackburne Attack (C31) 1-0 Q grab
Anderssen vs E Schallopp, 1864 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 14 moves, 1-0

"40 Combinations with Explanations" section of "Sorcerer's Appr
Bronstein vs Tal, 1968 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

KGA Mason-Keres Gambit (C33) 1-0 Dbl R Sac
T Wall vs D Ippolito, 1998 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Anderssen was deadly from distance!
F Riemann vs Anderssen, 1876 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

Charousek, however, is seen in his natural element.
Charousek vs Lasker, 1896 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Bomb f7...the tail of the combination has a stinger: Qh5+
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Schallop Defense (C34) 0-1 Re-created game?!
Lensky vs Olga, 1949 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 0-1

Double B Attack by both colors! Q Sac, Boden's Mate awaits.
Wardaugh vs C Brown, 1969 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Becker Defense (C34) 1-0 0-0-0!
Shulman vs E Formanek, 2007 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Q sac!
Gunsberg vs NN, 1879 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 20 moves, 1-0

Royal couple splits apart
P Larsson vs Englund, 1942 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

Good enough for a Bond film
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Def (C36) 0-1 Raking Bishops
R J Fontinha vs W Nash, 1988 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Another queen trap w/aid of a pin
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 0-1

Muzio Gambit by Aron Nimzovich's Father features Q sac
S Niemzowitsch vs NN, 1899 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Smothered Mate w/a Bishop!!
M Brody vs L Banya, 1901 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Rosentreter Gambit (C37) 1-0 Rob the pin
Alekhine vs R Mikulka, 1925 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Mayet G (C38) 0-1 Simple Yet Beautiful
Mayet vs Hirschfeld, 1861 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 0-1

frank124c Sac Nxg5 QxNg5 Bxf7+
Philidor vs NN, 1749 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

Queenside invasion in King's Gambit
J Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

KGA: Double N Sacrifice & Q Sac -- as good as it gets!
W Napier vs NN, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Allgaier Gambit (C39) 1-0Bird's last game was sensational!
Bird vs C Sfander, 1881 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

Z4 W knabs overworked pawn, B offers Q sac to expose pin
M Kloss vs E Diemer, 1959 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Damiano Defense Chigorin Gambit (C40) 1/2-1/2 Hairy game!
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 0-1 Dbl R sacs
NN vs E Diemer, 1978 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40) 0-1 Blistering Black attack
Gligoric vs Holze, 1970 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Castling opposite, pawn storm, Black's queen romps!
K Havasi vs Breyer, 1917 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

This one resembles a kingside Boden's mate
O Krause vs B Leussen, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's Double Rook Sacrifice
Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

10.Bxf7+ Rxf7 11.Qc4 leaves White better
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 0-1 Boden's Mate by Boden!
R Schulder vs S Boden, 1853 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 0-1 The hangin' queen mate
Dupre vs Torre, 1927 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def: Larsen Var (C41) 1-0 POTD 6/6/6 Bxf7+ Deflection
M McCann vs B Wall, 1975 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 Pseudo legal's mate w/2 bishops
T Draisma vs J de Graaf, 1954 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 Dbl discovered check is often decisive
Kupfer vs Silski, 1881 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Russian Game:Kaufmann Attk (C42) 1-0 Terrific cross pin finish
Evans vs Bisguier, 1958 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Bravo Chucky!
Ivanchuk vs Gelfand, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Russian Game, Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42) 1-0 miniature
Petrosian vs Nersesov, 1944 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Russian Classical Attack Jaenisch Var (C42)1-0Forcing Passer
Kasparov vs Adams, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 White defies h6
S Hosea vs P A Fontaine, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42) 1-0Logical, crushing drive
J Cervenka vs NN, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Mason Var (C42) 1-0 Windmill
Winawer vs Shumov, 1875 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Cochrane Gambit. Center Variation (C42) 1-0 Q grab Deflects B
Messinger vs M Rack, 1989 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Russian Game Classical Attack. Marshall Var(C42) 0-1Resting Qs
Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Petrov, Modern Attk. Center Var (C43) 1-0 Qside attack, K walk
Kotronias vs S Atalik, 1987 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 1-0 Bf6 block is coffin nails
Fischer vs E German, 1962 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit (C44) 0-1 Finish shear beauty
J Whitehead vs P Biyiasas, 1977 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

-Ponziani Opening- 1-0, 7 moves; pin the Q
Sturell vs NN, 1956 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Steinitz Variation (C44) 1-0 Reinfeld puzzle
Chigorin vs Gossip, 1889 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Napoleon G (C44) 1-0 Film name: "The Last Victory"
Napoleon Bonaparte vs General Bertrand, 1820 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Declined (C44) 1-0 JHB # pattern
O Sarapu vs Z Frankel, 1962 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Greco's Mate
Euwe vs Wiersma, 1920 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. London Defense (C44) 1-0 Greco Mate in 5
Charousek vs M Porges, 1896 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Scotch (C45) 1-0 Common mini when fianchetto B bites the dust
B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Annotated by Steinitz: "Mr Gossip deserves the highest praise"
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

White robs the pin, piles on the pin, defends w/X-ray, forks
Blackburne vs G MacDonnell, 1876  
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 0-1 Perfect Black Attack!
E Delmar vs Lipschutz, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 16 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Potter Var (C45)0-1 9.g3 allows unrelenting attack
Koblents vs Lilienthal, 1945 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1-0 Nge7 chopped up again!
A Smorodsky vs B Gregory, 1914 
(C46) Three Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

Marshall called "La cerise sur le gateau de toutes parties mode
Janowski vs Lasker, 1904 
(C48) Four Knights, 35 moves, 0-1

Stunning 17...QxBf3 later occupied by blocking bishop
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Copycat BUSTED!
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Jerome Gambit (C50) 0-1 "Old Kentucky"
NN vs Blackburne, 1884  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Pawn lever power
A Zemouli vs A Rizouk, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 0-1

Scotch, Haxo Gambit (C50) 1-0 mini: Black trouble on open lines
Tarrasch vs NN, 1880 
(C45) Scotch Game, 11 moves, 1-0

A pawn storm and a mighty pin come through w/out the queen
V Knorre vs Chigorin, 1874 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Discovered Double Checkmate
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1849 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Old game; Qd5 fork is coming
G Neumann vs Mayet, 1865 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 12 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit (C51) 0-1 Blistering Bishops & Q Battery
Lasker vs F Dickens, 1908 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

A romantic classic busting through f6 and g7
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Mieses Def (C52) 1-0 Imperfect splatter but how!
Fischer vs A LoCoco, 1964 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Reinfeld used this position for his puzzle books
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

"the one book Bobby didn't go through"
A Hoffmann vs Fischer, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Romantic classic; smoking bishops, blistering finish
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense (C52) 1-0 Dramatic R sacrfice
Kolisch vs Anderssen, 1861 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Italian: Classical. Greco Gambit (C53) 0-1 White castled into
Guila vs G Pecci, 1875 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Double rook sac and mate by minor pieces
Maczynski vs W H Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

An example of a Rook on the 7th & passed pawn power!
Bledow vs von der Lasa, 1839 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

Impressive miniature using a decoy sacrifice and pawn mate
Busnardo vs NN, 1590 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Black castles (to hell with the Queen) and wins!
F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Italian, Greco G. Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54) 1-0 Windmill
E Jacobson vs V Kornia, 1913 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

A keen queen sacrifice on the h-file
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Resembles Giuoco Pianissimo (C55) Kside Attack!
A Kosten vs M Hebden, 1987 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

White overplays his hand
Reti vs Lasker, 1908 
(C56) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Traxler Counterattack K March line (C57) 1-0 Crazy wild! Hoax??
C van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

2 Knights, Traxler Counterattack Knight sac line (C57) 0-1
Kerner vs A Brinckmann, 1955 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit (C57) 0-1 Boden's #
Ajeeb vs C Devide, 1888 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Italian, Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0Diagonal
R Maidana vs P Goette, 2001 
(C57) Two Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

Triple sac ending in Boden's mate...
O Balk vs R J Barnes, 1926 
(C58) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Schliemann, Tartakower Var (C63) 0-1 Cost of a pawn?
B Adhiban vs H Nezad, 2012 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
A Bollengier vs F Babar, 1993 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Emil Schallopp (1843-1919)
Gunsberg vs E Schallopp, 1886 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Improved Steinitz (C66) 0-1 15 captures in 21 m
Capablanca vs D W Pomeroy, 1909 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Neat mate w/pawn forming bishop outpost
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 R trap
Robson vs So, 2015 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Relentless attack from Anand
Anand vs Topalov, 1998 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Resists captures; Svidler almost unbeatable in the Ruy nowadays
Svidler vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Two attacking and defending Bishops.
Svidler vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open Variations (C80) 0-1 Lots o' checks
A Cherepkov vs Bronstein, 1961 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

From Averbakh's Selected Games; Preparation and Kside Attack
Averbakh vs V Zak, 1947 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. Breslau Var (C83) 0-1 Notes by Chernev
NN vs Tarrasch, 1915  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Open Classical Def. ML (C83) 0-1 Q sac, pin pawn to Q
J W Baird vs W Pollock, 1889  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 0-1

Greek gift and clearance sacrifice from each knight, then the B
Gligoric vs P Bidev, 1946 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed Var Chigorin Def (C98) 1-0 Q sac & more!
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

Castle opposite, hammer the g-file, outnumber on h7
E Diemer vs Heinz, 1954 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 One-piece mate
Baitsch vs Pahlke, 1956 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Vienna Var (D00) 1-0 Pin the defender
Subota vs Kusmischkin, 1982
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Game 78: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
Bartsch vs Jennen, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Black moved too many pawns while White was developing pieces
H Schug vs Ditschuleit, 1985 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Von Popiel G (D00) 1-0 Pick your poison
P N Wallis vs NN, 1923 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

QP Game: Krause Variation (D02) 1-0 Brutal Dbl B sacs
Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD Chigorin Variation (D02) 0-1 Another offside knight
D Brown vs J Dykes, 1980 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Zukertort vs Baltic Def (D02) 1-0 Morphy's Mate
Owen vs Burn, 1887 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Double bishop sacrifice, Double rook lift, model game
Koltanowski vs M Defosse, 1936 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Chernev's "Logical Chess: Move by Move" Game 3
Colle vs J Delvaux, 1929 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Line is very effective, fairly risk-free w/good winning%
Euwe vs Rubinstein, 1923 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 Double Bishop Sacrifice
L Filatov vs S F Mayer, 2000 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

"The Ultimate Colle" by Gary Lane, game #7
Yusupov vs P Scheeren, 1983 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

D05 Rubinstein Opening: Classical Defense ~ Tartakower
Blackburne vs J Minckwitz, 1881 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Greek gift beauty by opening namesake!
Colle vs V Buerger, 1928 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Q decoy sacrifice brings qk finish
Koltanowski vs H Walpole, 1937 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD Chigorin. ML (D07) 1-0 Dance advance; can't catch the Bs!
Fine vs S Bernstein, 1936 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Comments by Italians IM Giorgio Porreca and Adriano Chicco
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Offside knight vacates qside
A N Other vs F Wenman, 1938 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Very, VERY unique mate!!
S S Dodge vs J Houghteling, 1905 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08) 0-1 Extra piece
C Guimard vs I Pleci, 1935
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Respond to Reckless Bishops
B Salvermoser vs Werner, 1982
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit 3.e3 (D08) 0-1 Playin' Chicken
M Sirker vs R Kichinski, 1990 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Slav, Winawer Countergambit (D10) 1-0 Caught on B hwy
Beliavsky vs Gelfand, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

A "Fine" Game in the Dead of "Winter"
Fine vs W Winter, 1936  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Variation (D16) 1-0 2 En prise
Miles vs E Preissmann, 1976 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 82 in 'Understanding Chess Middlegames' by John Nunn.
Radjabov vs Svidler, 2006 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

The dark squared bishop captures Nf6 twice without recapture!
Ponomariov vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

QGA Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0Black K high centered
T Melody vs J Spinale, 1996 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

QGA Gunsberg Def (D21) 1-0 Battery pins the Black queen
H E Atkins vs Gunsberg, 1902 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

QG Accepted: Slav Gambit (D21) 1-0 Trouble on the long diagonal
Blackburne vs M Fleissig, 1873 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

QG Accepted: Classical Defense (D26) 0-1 Own the diagonal, file
Lasker vs Reshevsky, 1936 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

QGA Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 Dbl B sac, R lift
Koneru vs Z Nemeth, 2005 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System (D28) 0-1 Touch 'em ALL!
Szabo vs Euwe, 1946 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30) 0-1Dbl B Sacs; Notes by Raymond Keene
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32) 1-0 Beautiful Qh6
D Semcesen vs N Grandelius, 2009 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def: Symmetrical Var (D32) 1-0 Dbl B sacs
Miles vs Browne, 1982 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Rubinstein's Immortal
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange (D35) 1-0 Which kNight?
Euwe vs Fischer, 1957 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

The f7 pawn is overworked, allowing the battery to penetrate
Tal vs L Kiriakov, 1965 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

Notes by H. N. Pillsbury; Cross pin to win
Burn vs Lasker, 1895  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 1-0 Brutal Dbl B Sac
Pachman vs O Neikirch, 1958 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Botvinnik System (D44)1-0 Sac for advanced pawn chain
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Lots of second guessing w/uncommon mating position
H Lehmann vs K Junge, 1942 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Stoltz Var. Shabalov Attk (D45) 1-0 Brutal encounter
Gelfand vs Shabalov, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz. Center Var (C45) 1-0 A+Promo combo!!
A Mikhalchishin vs D Pavasovic, 1999  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

"How Chess Games Are Won" by Samuel Reshevsky
Reshevsky vs Shainswit, 1951 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

"A modern Evergreen"
R Cifuentes Parada vs Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Bogoljubow Var (D46) 1-0 Dbl B Sacs
K Junge vs C Kottnauer, 1942 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

White grabs a pawn and Black turns the tables immediately
O Gavrilov vs S Solovjov, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

Infancy of the QGD Cambridge Springs Variation (D52) 0-1
A Hodges vs Lasker, 1892 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 0-1

QGD Lasker Defense (D56) 0-1 EG kNight is trapped
Topalov vs Anand, 2010 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D64) 1-0 Pretty combo ends it
Rubinstein vs M Hirschbein, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange Var (D85) Bxf7+ mating combo
Z Izoria vs T Luciani, 2005 
(D85) Grunfeld, 22 moves, 1-0

A very pretty ending by Geller!
Geller vs A Kapengut, 1971 
(D85) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 1-0

"The Game of the Century"
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed (E06) 1-0 B on long diagonal rules EG
Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 53 moves, 1-0

Wacko horses need to be saddle broke
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1922 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Blackburne's Mate
Nyback vs U Von Herman, 2009 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12) 1-0 Suddenly
Bobotsov vs A Kolarov, 1971  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 1-0

QID Spassky System (E14) 0-1 Dbl B sacs, R lift
E Dizdarevic vs Miles, 1985 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Check, Intermezzo (E15) 1/2-1/2 What a battle!
Caruana vs Karjakin, 2016 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID Capablanca Variation (E16) 0-1 Handy Bishops and Pins
Noteboom vs S Landau, 1931 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 51 moves, 0-1

QID Classical Traditional ML (E19) 0-1 Great Exchange Sacs, Bs
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

An Olympiad brilliancy prize
Stahlberg vs Alekhine, 1930 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 31 moves, 0-1

Larsen's improvement over Spassky; fine long range attack
Larsen vs R Garbarino, 1993 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 30 moves, 1-0

NID, Leningrad, Averbakh G (E30) 0-1 Exhange sac, B pair rules
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

28.bf6:!! a brilliant move putting the black queen out of play
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 559: Best game AND best novelty in Informant #71
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian, Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 1-0 Q+ & fork
Timman vs R Cosulich, 1974 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

The Acs of Apostle Peter ...
Van Wely vs P Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian, Normal Var. Schlechter Def (E52) 1-0 Bs trap Q
A Lugovoi vs Balashov, 2003 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 12 moves, 1-0

Looks like a tennis match
A Feuerstein vs Bennett, 1955 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

The attack no one foresaw (Byrne gets Knightmares)
R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

KID. Smyslov Var (E61) 1-0 Watch the bishops bake the cake
V Akobian vs A Khruschiov, 2000 
(E61) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

A memorable moment from the world chess championship
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Now that's some kind o' sharp shootin'!
Oll vs T Shaked, 1997 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 35 moves, 1-0

WC: KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1 Q sac for a discovery
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1 Splendid Super Nezh!
V Timofeev vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1970 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 29 moves, 0-1

KID Normal Var (E70) 0-1 Black Q is immune, N fork coming
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Double threat of a discovered check
Chernin vs Polgar, 1990 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 29 moves, 0-1

Nunn's KID dismantles White
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Included in Nunn's 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
Timman vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 25 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox Positional Defense Closed Line (E94) 0-1 B skewer
Vladimirov vs Chekhov, 1975 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 11 moves, 0-1

Veresov, Boyce Def 3...Ne4 (D01) 1-0 Robbing the pinned kNight
K Nielsen vs A Svensson, 2014 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack. 2Knts System (D01) 1-0Interference just in time
Miles vs C Pritchett, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Indian Game/Veresov 3...c5 (A45) 0-1 Uncommon Discovered Mate
E Sollano vs F Rhine, 1977 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Veresov, Dutch System (A80) 1-0 Prevention was worse than cure
T Southam vs J Cote, 1996 
(A80) Dutch, 26 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Manhattan Gambit. Anti-Stonewall (A80) 0-1 Pins
S Marder vs H Zygouris, 2011 
(A80) Dutch, 33 moves, 0-1

KGA King's Knight Gambit (000) 1-0 Pawn mate in 17 moves!
Morphy vs T Knight, 1856 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

2Knts Def. Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit (C57) 1-0 Screamin' Qs!
B Knorr vs L Simchen, 1990 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

QGD. Chigorin Def. Tartakower Gambit (D06) 0-1 Caught uncastled
Bafrali vs E Schiller, 1991 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 0-1

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