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yFTB Decoys to, Deflections from, Remove Guard
Compiled by fredthebear

These are combinations that win material generally by luring a piece onto a certain square, or away from defending a certain square.

The moral of the story: Do not count on a defender who is removable from his current coverage, or has too many jobs to do.

"Chess is a fairy tale of 1,001 blunders." ― Savielly Tartakower

"Pawns are the soul of the game." ― François-André Danican Philidor

"The king pawn and the queen pawn are the only ones to be moved in the early part of the game." ― Wilhelm Steinitz

"There is no such thing as an absolutely freeing move. A freeing move in a position in which development has not been carried far always proves illusory, and vice versa, a move which does not come at all in the category of freeing moves can, given a surplus of tempi to our credit, lead to a very free game." ― Aron Nimzowitsch

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* Black Storms: Game Collection: Tal - The Modern Benoni

Riddle: The one who has it does not keep it. It is large and small. It is any shape.

Answer: A gift.

The Blossom
by William Blake

Merry, merry sparrow!
Under leaves so green
A happy blossom
Sees you, swift as arrow,
Seek your cradle narrow,
Near my bosom.
Pretty, pretty robin!
Under leaves so green
A happy blossom
Hears you sobbing, sobbing,
Pretty, pretty robin,
Near my bosom.

Dick Cavitt: "And you like that moment of just crushing the guy?"

RJ Fischer: "Right *nodding and smiling*, yeah."

"Many have become chess masters, no one has become the master of chess." ― Siegbert Tarrasch

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ― Howard Thurman

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

"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows." — Ralph Marston

"A wise man never knows all; only a fool knows everything." — African Proverb

St. Marher, 1225:
"And te tide and te time þat tu iboren were, schal beon iblescet."

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

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

Mate by Castling! 3 Guesses who did it? Yep, Morphy!
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Uncommon Opening/Modern Def (A00) 1-0 Unpin and penetrate holes
M Miannay vs F Bruneau, 1991 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) · 1-0, 10 moves
C Bloodgood vs J Boothe, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00) · 1-0, 13 moves
C Bloodgood vs R W Christy, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Game 150: "Wonders and Curiosities of Chess"
Capablanca vs A Kevitz, 1924 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Bird-Larsen Attack (D00) Quite beautiful break thru & finish
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Discovered Check wins Q
H Murtaugh vs B Wall, 1972 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Brilliant queen sac, followed by quiet bishop killer
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A04) 0-1 Anastasia's mate
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Barcza System vs NY System (A04) 1-0 Overworked queen sting
Fischer vs P Lapiken, 1956 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Black Mustang Def (A04) 0-1Remove the Guard
Koneru vs C Waters, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 Nxf7+ Removes King as defender
G Welling vs A Faber, 1978 
(A06) Reti Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Step into a pin! Some nice sacs here.
Keene vs V Kovacevic, 1973  
(A06) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Qh3 fork is coming!
Korchnoi vs K Langeweg, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 Thematic Unpin Miniature
Deutsch vs Koni, 1925 
(A09) Reti Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Reti Gambit (A09) 0-1 N+; it's one or the other
B Andonov vs Lputian, 1987 
(A09) Reti Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Mastering Tactical Ideas by Minev
Euwe vs R Loman, 1923 
(A09) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

English Defense (A10) 0-1, 12 moves, attack on f2, deflection
D Pergericht vs J Boudre, 1988 
(A10) English, 12 moves, 0-1

Notes by Alekhine; NY 1924 First brilliancy prize
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def K's Knight (A15) 0-1 Fine combination
H Appel vs Najdorf, 1945 
(A15) English, 22 moves, 0-1

David LeMoir's stupendous "Essential Chess Sacrifices"
F Tahirov vs Shirov, 2007 
(A21) English, 21 moves, 0-1

Stunning Finish! Q deflection sacrifice!
Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense (A43) 1-0 Queen Deflection Sacrifice
Yermolinsky vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 9 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense (A43) 0-1 Qa5+ forks LPDO Ne5 shooting gallery
R F Combe vs W Hasenfuss, 1933 
(A43) Old Benoni, 4 moves, 0-1

Indian Game/Veresov (A45) 1-0 Remove the Guard
J Hector vs N Kirkegaard, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 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

Indian Game: Tartakower Attack (A45) 0-1 Remove the guard
Denker vs Timman, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky (A45) 0-1 Similar back rank assault by Black
S Terentiev vs J Gallagher, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Deflection on the h-file
S Halkias vs J Pribyl, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 Deflection & promotion inevitable
A Dunkelblum vs Keres, 1937 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Colle 6.0-0 dxc4 7.exd4 Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 1-0
Denker vs Chernev, 1942 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Sac 3 minors and a pawn for victory in the opening
Biegler vs Peperle, 1952 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Budapest G., Fajarowicz Var (A51) 0-1Deflect defender, Discover
M Warren vs J Selman, 1932 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Fajarowicz Variation (A51) 0-1Decoy & Deflect
Soderstrom vs A Olsson, 1981 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

Budapest G Accepted (A52) 0-1 Discovery Bg3+ is coming!
V Kovalenko vs Beimanov, 1990 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def (A52) 0-1 Peculiar knight is deadly!
J Laszlo vs L Alfoldy, 1933 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

Deflection 21...Rxg1+! (22. Bxg1 Nxd3 +-) 22. Qxg1 Nxd3 +-
M Lanzani vs I Rogers, 1984 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Janowski Var. (A53) 0-1 Remove the Guard mini
F Visier Segovia vs Tal, 1966 
(A53) Old Indian, 15 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Czech Var w/Nc3 (A53) 0-1 Rook show stopper!!!
V Mikenas vs Bronstein, 1965 
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. Ukrainian (A54) 0-1 Q sac removes key defender
A Kalantar vs Petrosian, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Benoni, Hromadka System (A56) 0-1 Pin it to win it FAILED!
L Spassov vs Adorjan, 1977 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit (A57) 1-0 Incredible Combination; Remove Guard
Mamedyarov vs B Galstian, 2002 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit (A57) 0-1 Stunning Q sac is a decoy for a N+ fork.
E Thorvaldsson vs P Vaitonis, 1936 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Splendid series of deflection sacrifices
S Polgar vs P Hardicsay, 1985 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def: Classical. Czerniak Def (A79) 0-1 Remove the Guard
M Bertok vs Tal, 1961 
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 20 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense (A80) 0-1 Beautiful double discovered checkmate
J F Smyth vs H Helms, 1915 
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80) 1-0 Fine Greek Gift
Denker vs Robbins, 1934 
(A80) Dutch, 19 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Hopton Attack (A80) 1-0Famous Q deflection sacrifice
F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

A beautiful attack or simply a looong combination?
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Destroying the Fianchetto w/Deflection, Piling on the Pin
I Farago vs P Poutiainen, 1975  
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 21 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: Borg Gambit (B00) 0-1 Deflect the Defender
H Guennewig vs H Alber, 1988 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense: Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 1-0 Remove the Guard next
C M Fisher vs R Smith, 1873 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

3...Qd8 Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 Q deflects Q, B pins N = 2 less
Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Deflect the defender and then capture it's former defendent
D Trujillo Delgado vs P Heimbaecher, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Portuguese Variation (B01) 0-1 Stunning!
F Halwick vs Roberto Pe Ang, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 0-1

Game 41: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
F M Wren vs W E Mayfield, 1941 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Hunt Variation. Lasker Simul Gambit (B02) 1-0
B Arvola Notkevich vs A Edakina, 2006 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Nunn's Chess Openings prefers 9. dxc5 ♘6d7 10. e6 fxe6 11.
W Adams vs NN, 1950 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern Var (B04) 1-0 Q shocker; N fork awaits
Hort vs S Buecker, 1987 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 17 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern Main Line (B05) 1-0 Decoy K, then Nxf7+
Luer vs Rattman, 1922 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 11 moves, 1-0

Robatsch Dbl Fio (B06) 1-0 Castle opp, P lever, Sac, Pin, Dflct
Steinitz vs A Mongredien, 1862 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0

Liverpool 1874 "Fiddling While Burn Roams" (GOTD)
Burn vs Owen, 1874 
(B07) Pirc, 14 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense (B06) 0-1 Weak back rank, no luft
Tal vs F Olafsson, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Byrne Var (B07) 1-0 Hit from all sides
I Kurnosov vs M Dzhumaev, 2008 
(B07) Pirc, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Maroczy Gambit (B12) 1-0 Fried Fast Food
Tartakower vs NN, 1932 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance (B12) 1-0 Tactical promotion
Rublevsky vs I Hera, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin Barmen Def Central Exchange / C-K(B13) 1-0
B Wall vs Johnny Thomas, 1977 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Exchange Variation (B13) 1-0 Two stunning sacs
A Gerschenkron vs Fischer, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0 Remove the guard
Kudrin vs D King, 1988 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 21 moves, 1-0

Remove the Defender... in Beginner's Picture Guide by Horowitz
Schuster vs C Carls, 1914 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 0-1

Sic Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 d-pawn thrust removes the defender
A Simons vs E Lowe, 1849 
(B20) Sicilian, 7 moves, 0-1

09 World Blitz Ch: Sicilian Lasker-Dunne Attack; Remove the Def
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian: Morphy Gambit (B21) Bxf7+ Removes the Defender
J Krejcik vs H Suechting, 1908 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1A pinned N does not defend
Moller vs Krasborg, 1987 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 0-1

Sic S-M Gambit (B21) Stock Bxf7+ Sac; the K is Overworked
F Rechi Perez vs E Grassi, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Smith-Morra G (B21)1-0 Common open d-file K deflection
D Zardus vs A Steventon, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

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

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

White sacrifices on three central files to get his queen close
H Seidman vs Santasiere, 1939 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, French Var (B40) 1-0 Smothered Mate, good as it gets
H Pollmaecher vs A Saalbach, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Anand sacs 'em to hell
Anand vs I Sokolov, 1992 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Four Knights (B45) 1-0 Remove the Defender next
E McCormick vs L T Magee, 1949
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 25 moves, 1-0

Q decoy sac, N clearance sac, then double check!
R Antonio vs T Dao, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Miniature
V Malakhov vs Areshchenko, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Modern Var (B56) 1-0 Common trap in the Sicilian
Szabo vs B Sooky, 1946 
(B56) Sicilian, 7 moves, 1-0

23 Qe8+! decoys the Black king into double check and mate
Wang Shuai vs N Castaneda, 2001 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon (B70) 1-0 Famous Wayward kNight Trap
V Borsony vs A Laustsen, 1956 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. Leonhardt Var (B88) 0-1 ...Nf3+
S Sursock vs Larsen, 1970 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 12 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Keres vs A Fuderer, 1955 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 18 moves, 1-0

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

French Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit (C02)1-0 Stunning sacs
F A Foulds vs Lang, 1956 
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance Variation (C02) 0-1 Rabid Rook
G Matteucci vs V Castaldi, 1938 
(C02) French, Advance, 10 moves, 0-1

FR Trsch (C08)1-0A great burger is not necessarily a "Big Mac"
Carlsen vs P Nikolic, 2005 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 22 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Kasparov Attack(C10) 1-0Sac attack, Q on 7th
So vs V Akobian, 2016 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs R L'hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Spectacular finish
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

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

French Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 1-0 Unthinkable combo
Alekhine vs Von Feldt, 1916 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 1-0 Full force Kside!
Mackenzie vs J Mason, 1878 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Richter Attack(C13) 1-0Greek gift, Deflection
A Fritz vs J Mason, 1883  
(C13) French, 21 moves, 1-0

18. Rxh7+! and mate-in-three
A Kaspersky vs I Mazel, 1925 
(C13) French, 20 moves, 1-0

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard G. (C13) 1-0 KOd
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(C13) French, 26 moves, 1-0

French Defense Classical (C14) 0-1 Remove the Defender/Deflect
Von Gottschall vs Blackburne, 1885 
(C14) French, Classical, 13 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 1-0 Spearheads
Zukertort vs J Schulten, 1868 
(C15) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Fingerslip, Kunin Double Gambit (C15) 1-0 Opera #
R Schwarz vs Labau, 1948 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game: Macleod Attack (C20) 1-0 Q raid
Steinitz vs NN, 1890 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

KP Game: Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 Decoy into Royal fork
Adow vs Borissow, 1889 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Humdinger!!
Bernhold vs Kreut-Zahler, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 12 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 Gambit: Accepted. Classical (C21) 1-0 Dovetail #
V Soldatenkov vs S Durnovo, 1898 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 106: My Best Games Of Chess 1924-1937 by A. Alekhine
Alekhine vs A Frieman, 1924  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Bxf7+ means Q is lost
C Gibbs vs C Davie, 1916 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 SacSelf-obstruction; Reinfeld # puzzle!
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Lindehn vs L Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Schlechter Def (C21) 0-1 Counterpunch!
S Albrecht vs J Bobber, 1990 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 See F. Young vs L. Dore, 1892
H E Atkins vs H Jacobs, 1915 
(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

Center Game: Normal Var (C22) 1-0 Decoy, Pin, QxQ
Bronstein vs NN, 1950 
(C22) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C23) 0-1 Decoy sac, Royal fork
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24)1-0 Q deflection, P mate
D Ponziani vs NN, 1769 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Removing the Guard and Clearing the Square
Shulman vs D Marciano, 1997 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C25) 0-1 Reinfeld checkmate puzzle
J McConnell vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C25) Vienna, 23 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game, Stanley Var (C26) 1-0 Bxf7+ then Qd5+ & fork, more
Alekhine vs A Evenson, 1918 
(C26) Vienna, 14 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Horwitz Gambit (C26) 0-1Reti Mate before Reti
J Schulten vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Mieses (C26) 1-0 QxQ, PxQ, RxP, c5! Remove the G
P V Kivi vs N Lindholm, 1988 
(C26) Vienna, 23 moves, 1-0

Prepare the Pin: A nice motif that comes up fairly often.
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C28) Vienna Game, 11 moves, 1-0

"Place the board so that the sun is in your opponent's eyes."
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1560 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

What did Black gain with 21...Ra1+ sac? A game winning tempo!
W Schelfhout vs Maroczy, 1920 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

KGA Bishop's Gambit Gianutio Gambit (C33) 0-1 Remove the guard
Anderssen vs Eichborn, 1854 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 0-1

"The Immortal Game"
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit Accepted. Schallop Def (C34)0-1Royal fork or#
Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

Amazing KGA (C34) 1-0 Poor M20 is strung along the entire way.
Bronstein vs M20, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Notes by Blackburne. Fischer's Defense to the KGA
Blackburne vs A Pigott, 1862  
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Becker Defense (C34) 0-1 Good vs Bad Bishop
J Mayer vs P Poschel, 1949
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

A clean sweep of his friend, 8 years after he left serious ches
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 16 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Salvio Gambit (C37) 0-1 # w/a passed pawn
Itze vs H Reinle, 1925 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 0-1

KGA Muzio Gambit Brentano Def (C37) 1-0 See notes for finish
Reti vs S von Freymann, 1912 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

KGA K's Knight Gambit (C37) 1-0 How not to play Fischer's Def
Morphy vs B Tilghman, 1859 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 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

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 Kieseritsky Gambit Berlin Def (C39) 1-0Decoy sets up fork
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Def (C39) 0-1 Counter Attack!
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

"The Genius of Paul Morphy" by Chris Ward, pp 16-18.
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Def (C39) 1-0 Full piece coord
Morphy vs G W Medley, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 1-0 Overworked
Alekhine vs P Braumann, 1940 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 24 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

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

The Most Remarkable Pursuit Of The Back Rank Mate
E Z Adams vs Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Chess Monthly Sept 1858, vol3 p.267 which also has 11...Nc6.
T Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Turn the tables; hunter becomes the hunted
NN vs Zukertort, 1862 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

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

Beautiful Skewer, Bxf2+ Decoy, NxN+ removes guard, Q falls!
H McMahon vs Marshall, 1897 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 7 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var (C43) 1-0Remove the Def
Schiffers vs Alapin, 1889 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 25 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

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 84, Q sac, Arabian Mate
Reiner vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Ponziani Opening: Leonhardt Var (C44) 0-1Pile on the pin twice
A J Fink vs Alekhine, 1932 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Modern Defense (C45) 1-0 Explosive!
Karjakin vs Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Fraser Var (C45) 1-0 Dbl R sacs, Q&N battery
Mephisto vs NN, 1879 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Scotch Steinitz Var (C45) 1-0 Q is removed as defender of the B
K Kulaots vs J Geller, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Nice queen deflection sacrifice to open up the mating square
J Shoup vs Marshall, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

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

Three Knights/Scotch (C46) 1-0 Opening king walker
Euwe vs H van Hartingsvelt, 1920 
(C46) Three Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Brazen: A classic Q sac, then a N sac followed by a pawn mate
N Kosolapov vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C46) Three Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish. Rubinstein Variation (C48) 0-1 Swarmed in 14 moves
A Dusek vs Nepustil, 1915 
(C48) Four Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Sudden end
Albin vs O Bernstein, 1904 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 0-1 Dbl R sacrifice
A Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1909 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Italian(C50) 0-1Go straight for the throat!
C Lolli vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1755 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

20. Rxb5!! uses defense, demolition, clearance and a pin threat
Anderssen vs S Hamel, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51) 1-0 Fine Deflection
Anderssen vs G W Medley, 1851
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Waller Attack (C52) 1-0 Deflection & Decoy
Fischer vs R Sugerman, 1964 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 12 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Var (C52) 1-0 Extremely odd mating position
L Horvath vs L Mayer, 1917 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense (C52) 1-0 Just take it!
F Riemann vs Koeltsch / Pfeiffer / Roesner, 1873 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Improve Your Chess by GM Hansen, Gambit Pub. ©2009 p. 16
Anderssen vs Mayet, 1851 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Closed Var (C53) 1-0 f6 and g5 lose!!
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian Classical, Greco Gambit (C54) 1-0Boden's Mate Variation
C J Corte vs J Bolbochan, 1946 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit 5...h6? (C55) 1-0 10 moves; Decoy
B Wall vs O Rodriguez Vargas, 1979 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch G. Max Lange Attack Long (C55) 1-0 Pin, Bully Deflection
Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1924 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 0-1 8.Re1+ Kf8
Muller vs Bayer, 1908 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 Remove the defender
T Finnbogadottir vs H Ragnarsson, 2011 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55) 1-0 Ng7?! fails
B Carlier vs R Burton, 1987 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 Sparkling Sac Finish
W Pollock vs S Langleben / F Colson, 1893 
(C56) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

This looked like a game of "Give Away" chess
I Gudju vs Bogdanovsky, 1926 
(C56) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Urusov Gambit>Scotch G. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 Back ranker
Tartakower vs M Billecard, 1907 
(C56) Two Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 1-0 Deflection
Short vs B Kimber, 1975 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Extreme Efficiency, A Beautiful Combination
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Remove the Guard, Loose Bishop, Exposed King, Q+ & Fork LPDO
D Gross vs M Bujak, 2001 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 1-0Remove Def
G Marco vs H W Trenchard, 1898
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Classical. Central Var (C64) 0-1 Deflection
Mayet vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish Classical Modern Main Line (C64) 1-0 dxe5 piles on pin
W Dakin vs I Hund, 1981 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Classical. Central Var (C64) 1-0 Pawn rampage, Q sac
G Neumann vs J Schulten, 1865 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 16 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Defense. Tarrasch Trap (C66) 1-0Remove the Guard
Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1892 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 Deflection!
Mecking vs A C Rocha, 1969 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 Fishin' Pole
Privalov vs V Malaniuk, 1974 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Norwegian Var (C70) 0-1 Q+ removes K guard
A Matanovic vs J H Donner, 1965 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Cozio Def (C70) 1-0Decoy, Discovery
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1882 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Very nice play by Fine...Especially in a blindfold simul.
Fine vs C F Tears, 1945 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

The queen dares the overworked back rank defender
Keres vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 1-0 Deflect
E E Book vs E Andersen, 1935 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open Variation (C80) 1-0 Q sacs, P mate miniature
D Duhm vs A Duhm, 1900 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. Riga Var (C80) 0-1 Greek gift declined, K walk
M Vallet vs J Lebon, 2001 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 21 moves, 0-1

QGD Baltic Defense (D02) 0-1 Deflect the defender and mate
M Hancas vs E G Reicher, 1987 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 1-0 Nxf7 sac allows Qh7+
I Abonyi vs J Engler, 1908 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

London 3.Bf4 Nh5!? (D02) 0-1Both sides try early Kside attacks
V Vepkhvishvili vs R Shcherbakov, 1991 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack (D03) 0-1 Thunderous Qside N sacrifice
E Korchmar vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1931 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 22 moves, 0-1

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

Game 100 'The Guinness Book of Chess (GMs)' by William Hartston
Euwe vs Rubinstein, 1923 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line(D08) 0-1 Bxf2+ gains QxQd1
NN vs R Vassilev, 2009 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Deflection 7.Kxf2? QxQd1
N Shatkin vs Bill Bauer, 1960 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Underpromotion, R sac!
W B Wright vs R Finegold, 1990 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Absolutely stunning combo!!
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line (D08) 0-1 Weak back rank
NN vs Lasker / Maroczy, 1900 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin CG. Fianchetto Bg4 Line (D09) 0-1 Q decoy sacrifice
E Formanek vs D Oshana, 1970 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 19 moves, 0-1

Albin Countergambit Fianchetto Bf5 Line(D09) 0-1 Q sac, h-file
H Dinser vs D Mione, 1996 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 24 moves, 0-1

AMAZING - game that never happened; pawn hurts like a splinter!
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var. Advance System (D15) 0-1, 14 moves
Z Sturua vs S Atalik, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 0-1

Same as Przepiorka vs A Cheron, 1928
C Staldi vs I Pleci, 1937 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech Var. Krause Attack (D17) 0-1 Remove the guard
R Janssen vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

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

QGA Alekhine Def. Borisenko-Furman Var (D21) 1-0Remove defender
Botvinnik vs Schmid, 1965 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Don't (immediately) take material just because you can
R Leitao vs A Baburin, 1998 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

QGA Alekhine System (D28) 0-1 Decoy sac, Kt fork comin'
I A Horowitz vs Fine, 1933 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 26 moves, 0-1

Schlechter's gems; Deflect the Defender and Penetrate!
Schlechter vs Chigorin, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

QGD Three Knights (D37) 1-0 Famous combo removes the defender!
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

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 Def: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Decoy, Remove Guard
Beliavsky vs Bacrot, 1999 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Bogoljubow Var (D46) 1-0 Deflection sets up JHB's #
Menchik vs Graf-Stevenson, 1937 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern. Knight Defense (D52) 1-0 Weak back rank, Q sac
Alekhine vs Russian Tennis Club, 1932 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined, Cambridge Springs(D52) 1-0Remove the Guard
I Cheparinov vs L Lang, 1995 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Var Leko Gambit (D70) 1-0 Undermine!
J L Hammer vs R Yankovsky, 2012
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Exchange (D88) 1-0 Back rank pin removes guard
Geller vs A Kapengut, 1971 
(D85) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 1-0

East Indian Defense (E00) 1-0 A 1-2 Punch
A Kox vs G Raymakers, 1976 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

A knight sacrifice completely paralyzes Saemisch.
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Possibly the most amazing counter-attack there is!
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Standard Remove the Defender, then Q+ & Fork LPDO Bishop
Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1933 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Huebner. Rubinstein(E42) 1-0Pin, 2Deflections
Hort vs G Ligterink, 1983 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 25 moves, 1-0

Looks like a tennis match; "Modern Chess Opening Traps."
A Feuerstein vs Bennett, 1955 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Def. Saemisch (E86) 0-1 Tal offers 5 sacrifices!!
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening / English (A00) 0-1 She cannot cover both
A Ciccolini vs B W Blijdenstein, 1873 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening / Reversed Philidor Def (A00) 1-0Remove the G
Jan Wijma vs S Cats, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening (A00) 0-1 Exchange to remove the defender
O Vastrukhin vs I Yeletsky, 2014
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Dutch Def (A00) 1-0 Q sac sets up N fork
C D'Amore vs D Gurevich, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Saragossa / London Sys vs NY Sys Instructive Exch (A00) 1-0
J Schulz Sr vs Kostic, 1926 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 0-1 Remove the defender by threatening it
R Vidonyak vs Tiviakov, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Sweet decoy sacrifice
Sokolsky vs G Krupsky, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: KID. Sokolsky Attack (A00) Arranged a N+ fork
H A Fernandez vs G Mittelman, 2003
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Var (A01) 1-0 Deflections
D H Fernandez vs J Jackson, 2014 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

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

31.Bc7!! An interference with the Plachuta theme of obstruction
Tarrasch vs Marotti / Napoli / de Simone / del, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Here, have my Queen in your lap.
Andersson vs Hartston, 1973 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Reti Double Fio (A04) 1-0 Winning Rook deflection, rob the pin
Malisauskas vs U Lauk, 1993 
(A04) Reti Opening, 51 moves, 1-0

Double attack & Queen sac by Adamski (18 Qxc3!!!)
J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

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 Rob the back rank defender
N Davies vs Kotronias, 1987 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack(A07) 1-0 Qside batteries, Kside deflection
J Hardinge vs J L Watson, 1973
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian - French Def (A08) 1-0 Q sac, B helps N dual
A Adly vs V Laznicka, 2007 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Fischer ignores the threatened 29 ... Rf8xNf3, plays 29 h5xg6!!
Fischer vs U Geller, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

KIA vs 3 Pawn Advance (A08) 1-0 B check removes the defender
Botvinnik vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav. Bogoljubow Var II (A12) 0-1Deflection
B Franciskovic vs R Svaljek, 2001 
(A12) English with b3, 32 moves, 0-1

12...g5! wins a piece
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A17) English, 54 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Indian, Flohr-Mikenas-Carls (A19) 0-1 AZ notes
Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch, 1927  
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Mecking's great double decoy to create a royal skewer
Mecking vs L A Tan, 1973 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 33 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 1-0 Windmill into #
Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 1-0 Pseudo-Anastasia's #
M Ghorbani vs H Faryad, 2003 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 33 moves, 1-0

Polish Defense (A40) 0-1 Played like an Owen Defense
Alekhine vs L Prins, 1933 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

Colle 5.c3 vs Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 Isolated Pawns fall
V Kovacevic vs B Abramovic, 1984 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Karpov delivers two decoy sacrifices into winning skewer!!
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

Wade-Tartakower Defense / Veresov (A46) 1-0 Q sac deflects Q
Torre vs N Banks, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1Subtle N sac removes K
A Acevedo Milan vs Fischer, 1970 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 Deflection Sac
K Darga vs Stein, 1969 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Knights Var (A46) 1-0 No Gueridon Mate for Black
M Konopka vs J Vlcek, 2001
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Colle 5.c3 Yusupov-Rubinstein (A46) 1-0 Delay Polish vs QID
Koltanowski vs B P Reilly, 1935 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Capablanca QID (A47) 0-1 Brilliant combo
D Daniuszewski vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def. Euwe Var(A48) 1-0Anastasia's Mate
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

London System vs Dbl Fio (A48) 0-1 VK maliciously robs the pin
M Ballmann vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 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

KID Fianchettos / Hungarian (A53) 1-0 Tactical finish
V Chekhover vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1949 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 48 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights Var (A54) 1-0 g-file battle
Alekhine vs NN, 1918 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 49 moves, 1-0

Czech Benoni Def (A56) 0-1 White K walked away from security
J Sarkar vs J Vakhidov, 2015 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 63 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Declined. Sosonko Var (A57) 0-1Remove the Guard
A Jaunooby vs Iturrizaga Bonelli, 2013
(A57) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Variation (A57) 1-0 R decoys K
J L Watson vs Z Fayvinov, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def: Hromadka System (A57) 0-1R decoy beats mate in one!
Tolush vs A Filipowicz, 1964 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov, Game 19
Shirov vs A Hauchard, 1990 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Check out her game, then check out her website.
X Zhao vs N Pogonina, 2015 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 46 moves, 0-1

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

Benoni Def Four Pawns Attack. ML (A69) 1/2-1/2 Sharp MG
P Peev vs B Pietrusiak, 1968 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bravo!!! Win w/THREE hangers!!! Toss those coins!!!
Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 27 moves, 0-1

Dutch Leningrad (A80) 0-1 Remove the defender
R Figares vs K McDonald, 1996 
(A80) Dutch, 45 moves, 0-1

Black captured the wrong pawn. White finishes w/royal pins!
Browne vs R Byrne, 1977 
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense d6 vs Colle (A80) 0-1 BLOCKADE; notes by A.N.
H Hage vs Nimzowitsch, 1926  
(A80) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack 2.Bg5 (A80) 0-1 Remove the Guard
K Zschaebitz vs J Dworakowska, 2001 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

Dutch Semi-Leningrad Var (A81) 0-1 Dbl P sacs, Deflection
P Shaw vs J Fathallah, 2014 
(A81) Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

Dutch Stonewall. Modern (A81) 1-0 Tremendous Dbl R Sacrifices
Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Andrew Greet "GibTelecom Chess Festival", "CHESS", April 2008.
A Stefanova vs M Gurevich, 2008 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton G. Accepted (A82) 1-0Pins, Q Relocation, Deflect
Lasker vs Bird, 1899 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 38 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Balogh Def (A82) 1-0 Sacrificial attack
Euwe vs H Weenink, 1923 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

What a mating combo! From discoveries to underpromtion...
R Fontaine vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Chess Spirit
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Teenagers Battle; Exchanging off the Stonewall dark bishop
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1946 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Dutch. Alekhine Var (A90) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual Mate threat
Najdorf vs Tartakower, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

(A93) Dutch Stonewall, Botvinnik Var, 30 moves, 1-0 Smothered #
Timman vs Short, 1990 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr ML 8.Nd5 Mieses Var (B01) 1-0 Rxg7! Open, use line
Shirov vs Salov, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Mieses M.L. (B01)0-1 Odd play sets royal fork
Schlechter vs J Mieses, 1909 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian, Modern (B01) 1-0 Sac removes guard; interference
A Paglilla vs F Lida Garcia, 1995
(B01) Scandinavian, 30 moves, 1-0

David Bronstein (1924-2006) Sacrifices all over the place!
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern. Alburt Var (B04) 1-0 Adjacent Ns on 6th
Kasparov vs S Palatnik, 1978 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0

Modern/Hippo Def. 11...c5 (B06) 0-1Remove the Guard, Discovery
J Bosch Codina vs Ivkov, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 45 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Standard (B06) 0-1 W gives away Ps, Black gives Q's
G Jones vs Bologan, 2012 
(B06) Robatsch, 55 moves, 0-1

Pirc Classical. Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 1-0 Dbl N sac
Psakhis vs A Kochyev, 1990 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Caro-Kann, Breyer Var (B10) 1-0 Overworked Q
Fischer vs I Ibrahimoglu, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Opposite color Bs EG
R Hess vs K Odeh, 2009 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 48 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Maroczy Variation (B12) 1-0 W sac attack!
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin / Caro-Kann Panov Attack (B13) 1-0 Q trap
Capablanca vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 36 moves, 1-0

C-K Exchange. Rubinstein Var 7.Qb3 (B13) 0-1 Fine Black sacs
V Vepkhvishvili vs A Zdechlik, 1991
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Exchange 8.Qb3 (B13) 1-0 W Rook+ removes the guard
V Vepkhvishvili vs E Khalurdov, 1990
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Exchange (B13) /Scandivian (B01) 1-0 Bxf7+, Ne5+unpin
Keres vs V Tepaks, 1942 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 47 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B13) 1-0 Q BOOM!
Kaidanov vs Anand, 1987 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Bishop decoy at the end!
Fischer vs Euwe, 1960 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

24. f4! and 31. Bxe4! are winning deflection moves
Anand vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 34 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

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0 A Masterpiece
Simagin vs Petrosian, 1956 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

Another Immortal Sacrifice Game. 6 sacs
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

White wins a valuable center pawn after the Queens come off
E Weinzettl vs R Wukits, 2001 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Stoltz Attack (B22) 1-0 Remove the Guard
D Howell vs A Jansson, 2006 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin Smith-Morra Declined (B22) 0-1Uncastled vs 0-0
L Morin vs K Spraggett, 1983 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Pin, Remove the Defender
T Farley vs M Kawuma, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B23) 0-1 Delicious Q sac, Discovered Double++
Svidler vs Khismatullin, 2015 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto Var(B24) 1-0 Clearing off defenders
Smyslov vs Kotov, 1943 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

26. Qg7!
Rublevsky vs Dreev, 2005 
(B30) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

12...Nb6! attacks the Bishop so as to trap and win the Knight
Dominguez Perez vs Radjabov, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 P thrust traps B, then Remove the Guard
Movsesian vs P Jacek, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Dragon / Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Back rank issues
Polgar vs Dzindzichashvili, 1992 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

36.Bd7+, a simple deflection tactic winning his queen
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 0-1 Rook Hard-at-Work
Smeets vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B34) 1-0 R sacrifice allows Q in
Y Gorlin vs S Burtman, 2000
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B35) 1-0 Sacs galore; royal family fork
R Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Sic Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer Var (B39) 1-0 Q sac
Leko vs Piket, 1997 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian French Variation (B40) 1-0 Rxf7, Qh7+ K walk about
Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 0-1 Remove the defender!
L Henry vs Fedorowicz, 2011 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Knight Variation (B43) 0-1 Back rank mate
A G R Moen vs Topalov, 2013 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Four Knights. Exchange Var (B45) 0-1 Rook Decoy Sac
Yudasin vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Capture-Recapture-Fork
Kasparov vs A Ringel, 2000 
(B50) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

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 Defense 6.Be2 Modern Var (B56) 1-0 Relentless pressure
Kotronias vs Sasikiran, 2004 
(B56) Sicilian, 55 moves, 1-0

Decoy Black king to e7 to set up a winning discovered attack
Anand vs Leko, 1994 
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

World Champion of 1978 beats World Champion of 2008.
Kosteniuk vs Chiburdanidze, 2008 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 36 moves, 0-1

34. Qh6! makes Black's Rook on h8 an overworked piece
Tal vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Anastasia's Mate
Karjakin vs T Metsalu, 2001 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Sic Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1-0 Both 0-0-0, Decoy, Pin
So vs Sasikiran, 2011 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 38 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern Var (B83) 0-1 Smothered Mate
R Slade vs D V Hooper, 1947 
(B83) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Flank Var (B87) 1-0 Remove the Defender
E Tate vs T Braunlich, 2001 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack (B87) 1-0 Overworked P deflection
A Volokitin vs Carlsen, 2004 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 12 straight pawn moves!
F Amonatov vs A Timofeev, 2007 
(B89) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sic ScheveningenPerenyi Gambit (B90) 1/2-1/2 Why not take Knt?
Shirov vs Polgar, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Q sac for K hunt
J Zawadzka vs L Schut, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

The classic sack on e6 / lightning in a bottle!
Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1958 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Dizzy Sacrifices
G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B98) 0-1 Who arrives first? The Q sac does!
Jansa vs Smejkal, 1969 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1

KIA vs French (C00) 0-1 Shock sacrifices; Can't stop passer
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz Aguado, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

French vs KIA/Reversed Philidor (C00) 1-0 Heavy pieces action
Capablanca vs J Grommer, 1913 
(C00) French Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Q+ removes defender
J Mieses vs Harmonist, 1889 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Guimard Def ML (C04) Discovered+, pin, remove G
Dubois vs J M Lanz Calavia, 1973 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 25 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0Overworked Q defender
Tal vs L Bronstein, 1987
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Botvinnik Variation (C05) 0-1 A Rook whippin'
Y Kotkov vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Steinitz. Bradford Attack (C11) 1-0 Qxh6+ sac
Fischer vs Benko, 1962 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

French Classical Burn (C11)1-0 Overworked P allows Q "windmill"
Kasparov vs Shirov, 2000 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Veresov to French McCutcheon, Wolf Gambit (C12) 0-1R sac, Q sac
Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

FR Winawer Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 1-0 Remove the guard
Fischer vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(C15) French, Winawer, 31 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

French Winawer. Petrosian Var (C16) 1-0 Surprising sacrifices
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

French Winawer Petrosian Var (C16) 0-1R decoy sac, Discovered+
Velimirovic vs Szabo, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 0-1

(C18) French, Winawer Adv, 43 moves, 1-0 Pin Robber & Discover
Shabalov vs I Ibragimov, 2007 
(C18) French, Winawer, 43 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 0-1 Raid half-open files
F Libiszewski vs Rozentalis, 2010 
(C18) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 0-1

FR Winawer. Advance (C18) 1-0 Overworked pawn crumbles chain
Fischer vs W Hook, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Classical Var (C19) 1-0 Q must sac, Rs roll!
W Paige vs E Formanek, 1993 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

25. Qe6+! is the first of four deflection moves for mate.
J Mieses vs Albin, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 1-0 f4 removes the defender
S Levitsky vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attack (C25) 1-0Pop
T Mazuchowski vs M Bond, 1992 
(C26) Vienna, 28 moves, 1-0

Clearance, deflection, fork earns tournament brilliancy prize
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

The See-Saw Check, Zugzwang, and Other Tactical Tricks, R Trap
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 AA makes it look easy
Alekhine vs P Rethy, 1941 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

KGD Classical (C30) 1-0 Which scoresheet version is correct?
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1858 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Def (C33) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Morozevich vs Anand, 1995 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Lopez Defense (C33) 1-0 Remove the defender
Ivanchuk vs Piket, 1997 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Cunningham Def (C35) 0-1Reinfeld # puzzle
F Riemann vs Tarrasch, 1883 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 29 moves, 0-1

KGA Abbazia Defense (C36) 0-1 Deflection sac wins the exchange
Spassky vs G Lane, 1979 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 0-1 Overworked Pawn
N Kabanov vs P Skatchkov, 2013
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 1-0 Early Black Q trap
J L Koster vs B Hoareau, 2014 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 0-1 Black Q hung 3 different ways!?!
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

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

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Unpin immediately
Leko vs Smeets, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Russian, Classical. Chigorin Var (C42) 0-1 HP's 1st win over EL
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42) 1-0 Deflection 31.b4!
McShane vs Lagno, 2004 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 0-1 Counterattack wins
Macieja vs Karpov, 2003 
(C45) Scotch Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Congres international des echecs, 1869; Incredible 2 # patterns
C Golmayo vs Loyd, 1867 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 0-1 Caught in the center, pinned
J Mieses vs Tarrasch, 1916 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 0-1

Three Knights Opening (C46) 0-1Exchange leads to sac, then fork
T H Tylor vs Sultan Khan, 1933 
(C46) Three Knights, 60 moves, 0-1

Three Knights, Scotch, Steinitz Def (C46) 1-0 Pin, Deflection
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch Accepted (C47) 0-1 10.Bxf6 wins a piece
Alekhine vs James Madison HS, 1932 
(C47) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Black sacrificed Knight, Rook & Queen for a stalemate
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. ML (C51) 1-0 Q sac, got her back
Steinitz vs P Duffy, 1865 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (C52) 1-0 26.Qxg6! wins easily
Kolisch vs Loyd, 1867 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

"Don't Shoot the Piano Player"; The White Q is lost w/a check!
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Robbing the back rank defender
G Hammond vs Morphy, 1857 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

Tartakower and Dumont 500 Master Games of Chess
Bledow vs von der Lasa, 1839 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C55) 1-0 Deflection or Pin
Movsesian vs Adams, 2009 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Schliemann De. Schönemann Attack (C63) 1-0 Back ranks
G Marco vs Marshall, 1902 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Accumulation principles
Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Bully Q Deflection
Duras vs H Wolf, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Connected Passers
Pillsbury vs Showalter, 1894 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1Overworked
A Farahat vs Aronian, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 51 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 Exchange Sac
F J Lee vs Lasker, 1899 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var(C77) 0-1Black sacs 3Qs!
V Gunina vs Sevian, 2015 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 0-1

Game 15: Elements of Combination Play in Chess - Reinfeld
Gunsberg vs Chigorin, 1890 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

One -outstanding- ending combination. You'll love it.
Duras vs E Cohn, 1911 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1-0Discovery Zwish +
Alekhine vs Keres, 1935 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 37 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

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 1-0 Q sac removes f7 defender
Karpov vs Geller, 1983 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Delayed Exchange - rare (C85) 1-0
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2002 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Averbakh Var (C87) 0-1 R offer declined
C F Tears vs G Flum, 1965 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Dbl B sac and more
K Spraggett vs G Vescovi, 2004 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

BDG Lemberger CG. Simple Variation (D00) 1-0 Discovered # in 8!
E Diemer vs NN, 1979 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

QP: Catalan/Veresov Attack (D00) 0-1 Who's got who?
Tinsley vs Lasker, 1899 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Gedult Gambit (D00) 1-0 Reinfeld #
Erdos vs Lichtner, 1922 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 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

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 R deflection sac
E Diemer vs NN, 1949 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

"The Namesake Game" is certainly worthy of that!
J Mason vs Steinitz, 1883 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

QGD Baltic Defense (D02) 1-0 Shift from Qside to Kside
V Akobian vs G Szabo, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08) 0-1 Always forward!
I Sokolov vs Morozevich, 2005 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Winawer CG (D10) 0-1 Zugzwang breaks White's back
Karpov vs Bareev, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 57 moves, 0-1

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov`s Selected Games
Mamedyarov vs Kamsky, 2007 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11)1-0 Rook X-Ray+ on 7th is next
Ivanchuk vs Van Wely, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Slav Defense (D11) 1-0 A real game (trap exists in annotations)
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Slav, Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0 Deflected
C Milton vs C Lakdawala, 2004
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Classical System (D19) 1-0 Decoy P sacs
Kasparov vs Anand, 1993 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 65 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 Classical Def. Steinitz Development (D26) 1-0 Discovery
Alekhine vs Flohr, 1931 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 This is a serious knight bully!
Botvinnik vs P Sharov, 1929 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD / Catalan (D30) 1-0 AA announced mate in 7
Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD (D30) 1-0 Famous R ending, highly annotated, photo
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined (D30) 1-0 Tremendous K hunt
Graf-Stevenson vs Semmler, 1932 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

A sitting Q sacrifice for 2 Rs, 2 Ps, 1 B, and the initiative!!
V Sjoberg vs Duras, 1909 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

27...Rf1+! wins with a clever decoy sham sacrifice
Evans vs Larsen, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def Two Knights Var (D32) 0-1 Rough & tumble tackle
T Nissl vs Tarrasch, 1932 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

QGD Exchange. Positional Variation (D35) 0-1 Decoy
C Ward vs J Tambini, 2013 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 0-1

QGD Exchange (D35) 0-1 Tactics whip Qside minority attack
Karpov vs Beliavsky, 1986 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Defense (D37) 0-1 Brilliant
Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

QGD Three Knights Var (D37) 1-0 Q sac leads to mate
A Kogan vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 2002 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Vienna Variation (D37) 1-0 Snuffed out?!
Kramnik vs Kaidanov, 1993 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 1-0 Most impressive initiative, N-R-B sac
Geller vs N Novotelnov, 1951 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

41 ... Rf6xf3! Black c8-queen has c2-safe square to attack g2-K
V Chuchelov vs Shirov, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Meran Variation (D47) 0-1 Q Decoy Sacrifice
Tolush vs Simagin, 1952 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 26: How to Crush Your Chess Opponents by Simon Williams
P K Wells vs Y Habu, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Mate by a lethal decoy and deflection
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Meran. Reynolds' Variation (D48) 1-0 R-B-N Sac
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1965 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 34 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 1-0 Prevent castling and more
Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1910 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 0-1 Bully Queen occupation
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0Central agression pays!
L E Johannessen vs Nakamura, 2002 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Exchange. Seville Var (D87) 0-1 Open f-file
J Schroer vs Kudrin, 1989 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 29 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld 3Knights Petrosian System (D91) 1-0 W tactics reign
B Nagy vs B Dueno, 1966
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 40 moves, 1-0

37 Qxf8+! and 38 Qxg7+! are decoys to set up discovered attacks
Ivanchuk vs Turov, 2006 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening (E00) 0-1 Dark Horse
Aronian vs Topalov, 2008 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E04) 1-0 Nxf7; the castled K wins
Giri vs Morozevich, 2012 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 25 moves, 1-0

Blumenfeld Countergambit (E10) 0-1 Weak back rank
R Svane vs F Zeller, 2014 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Anti-Nimzo-Indian / Tarrasch (E10) 1-0 Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Y Kotkov, 1946  
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Decoy
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

QID Classical. Traditional (E17) 0-1 Deflection, Pin, Zugzwang
Najdorf vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 0-1 A hidden gem!
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 33 moves, 0-1

44. Rxg7+! is a deflection move to set up 45. Rxf6!
Chess Genius vs Timman, 1997 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 44 moves, 1-0

31...Rxf3!! uses discovered attack, deflection, weak back rank
Stahlberg vs Alekhine, 1930 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 31 moves, 0-1

NID Saemisch. Accelerated (E24) 0-1Sac 2 Rs for 2 Connected Ps
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 47 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Saemisch Var (E29) 0-1Dbl N sacs, h-file attk
A Cherepkov vs Korchnoi, 1959 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

"Kashdan's Immortal" magnificent double kNight finish!
B Siff vs Kashdan, 1948 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense (E40) 1-0 Brilliant advance of passer
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Vera Menchik (1906-1944); Women's World Champion (1927-1944)
Menchik vs Colle, 1929 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 5, Match tied 2 1/2-2 1/2
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Bernstein Def (E59) 0-1 Minor for 3Ps; Deflection
K S Ojanen vs Euwe, 1958 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 31 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Panno Var (E63) 1-0Magical Mate
Quinteros vs Tukmakov, 1973 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (1929-1984)
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

'Thrilla in Manila' fought in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philip
L Y Hsu vs Nunn, 1992 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 27 moves, 0-1

KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1 Sacrificial exposure
K Grigorian vs A Planinc, 1965 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 26 moves, 0-1

KID Normal (E70) 0-1 Check and fork, removes K as defender
R Bates vs A J Mestel, 2001 
(E70) King's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

KID Pomar System (White fianchetto) (E72) 0-1 Knight windmill!
J Kourek vs P Chrz, 1994 
(E72) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's Most Dominating Victory Over Karpov
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Defense (E90) 0-1 Centralized Knight, R decoy sac
J Thomason vs Fischer, 1955 
(E90) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Positional Def. Closed (E95) 0-1 Overworked pawn
B Jonsson vs Lombardy, 1984
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 49 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox Bayonet Attack (E97) 0-1 Deflection of Q
P R Green vs D Gollogly, 1978 
(E97) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

A rook VS two knights and a bishop...who will win?
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

SSicilian Closed 5.Bc4 (B23) 1-0 Deflection; up a piece
Timman vs C Baljon, 1978
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

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