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E F G Players that Fredthebear Read
Compiled by fredthebear

Who are some of the notable E F G Players?

The games and writings of Dutch world champion Dr. Machgielis "Max" Euwe (1901-1981) are very worthy of study. American champion Reuben Fine is another excellent writer and player. Salo Flohr was a top five player. Efim Geller could go toe-to-toe with the best players in the world, having a plus score against none other than Bobby Fischer. The bulk of Fischer's games are in the -ER Fischer collection.

Greco's games (the great Gioachino Greco takes a back seat to no one No, FTB is not Italian.) are in the NN file, as most all of Greco's opponents were nameless to chess history.

Games are generally listed in chronological order, but a large block of Euwe games are grouped together below the oldest games at the top. After the Euwe-Alekhine section, the list resumes in chronological order again.

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Euwe = "erver"; it's not pronounced like "you" nor "you way" Follow up: There is some debate as to "erver" as well. Patrick Wolf, two-time U.S. Chess Champion has written that Euwe is pronounced "OY-vuh".

Apr-07-18 thegoldenband: "Er-veh", more or less, isn't it? See 22 seconds in here:

Apparently saying "nervous" without the first and last letters is a reasonable approximation.

Most of the games of Dr. Max Euwe have been moved to his own collection.

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

* Grischuk: Game Collection: Legend Grischuk

* Gallagher, the GM:
Game Collection: 0

The Wallet

From heaven, one day, did Jupiter proclaim,
"Let all that live before my throne appear,
And there if any one has anything to blame,
In matter, form, or texture of his frame,
He may bring forth his grievance without fear.
Redress shall instantly be given to each.
Come, monkey, now, first let us have your speech. You see these quadrupeds, your brothers;
Comparing, then, yourself with others,
Are you well satisfied?" "And why not?"
Says Jock. "Haven't I four trotters with the rest? Is not my visage comely as the best?
But this my brother Bruin, is a blot
On your creation fair;
And sooner than be painted I had be shot,
Were I, great sire, a bear."
The bear approaching, does he make complaint?
Not he; – himself he lauds without restraint.
The elephant he needs must criticize;
To crop his ears and stretch his tail were wise; A creature he of huge, misshapen size.
The elephant, though famed as beast judicious,
While on his own account he had no wishes,
Pronounced dame whale too big to suit his taste; Of flesh and fat she was a perfect waste.
The little ant, again, pronounced the gnat too wee; To such a speck, a vast colossus she.
Each censured by the rest, himself content,
Back to their homes all living things were sent. Such folly lives yet with human fools.
For others lynxes, for ourselves but moles.
Great blemishes in other men we spy,
Which in ourselves we pass most kindly by.
As in this world we're but way-farers,
Kind Heaven has made us wallet-bearers.
The pouch behind our own defects must store,
The faults of others lodge in that before.

QG Accepted Old Variation: Piece lost in 6. See Blogger notes.
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 6 moves, 1-0

Game314 in Chernev's classic The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess
R Gaudin vs Guerineau, 1915 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Defense (D70) 1-0 A reason not to castle too soon
Gruenfeld vs G Nagy, 1924 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

A quick queen trap w/aid of a pin. Gambiteers must know this!
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 0-1

P-K4 La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 1-0 2...Nf6 is superior
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Greco Variation (C40) 0-1 Dovetail Mate
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical Variation (C53) 1-0 Battery on h-file
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Inventor sacs his queen
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1829 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit (C52) 1-0 An original beauty for the ages
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1827 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51) 0-1 Q sac, Greco's Mate
Anderssen vs J Finch, 1851 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer, Ernst (1819-1885) of Austria
Falkbeer vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C27) Vienna Game, 30 moves, 1-0

2 Kts Def. Polerio Def Bb5+ (C58) 1-0Conjure up a Constellation
Anderssen vs Falkbeer, 1851 
(C58) Two Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Waller Attack (C52) 0-1 Early Anastasia's Mate
K Bayer vs Falkbeer, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Great queen sac and king hunt (and great pun, too)
J Matschego vs Falkbeer, 1853 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 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

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 1-0 Q trap after Bxf7+
Falkbeer vs Zytogorski, 1856 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3 (A00) 0-1 Damiano's Mate
Moll vs Falkbeer, 1864 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Dutch Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Another Dbl Rook Sac victory
C T Goering vs J Minckwitz, 1871 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

A beautiful and rare example of semi-perpetual check.
C T Goering vs G Neumann, 1872 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

C80 1-0 24
E E Gilbert vs W Berry, 1875 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 24 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Anderssen Def (C25) 0-1 Defensive aggression!
Zukertort vs C T Goering, 1877 
(C25) Vienna, 42 moves, 0-1

Black underpromotion checkmate from the corner!!
Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 7 moves, 0-1

G58: The Modern Chess Instructor: Part I by Wilhelm Steinitz
L Goldsmith vs F K Esling, 1880 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack Var (C22) 0-1 Pinned to pieces
W Paulsen vs Gunsberg, 1883 
(C22) Center Game, 51 moves, 0-1

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

Semi-Slav Def: Noteboom Var (D31) 0-1He received a major shock!
C Febvret vs Gossip, 1883 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 0-1

FrenchNc6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Annotated by Steinitz
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1889  
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

French Defense/Hippo Dbl Fio (C00) 1-0 Notes by Steinitz
Gunsberg vs Bird, 1889  
(C00) French Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Isidor Gunsberg (1854-1930)
Bird / Dobell vs Gunsberg / Locock, 1897 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

KGA Schallop Def (C34) 1-0 Pseudo-Arab # next p. 67 Vuckovic
Gunsberg vs J Mieses, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 50 moves, 1-0

Excellent use of space, batteries, pins, and double check
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 38 in Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker
S von Freymann vs L Forgacs, 1909 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Var (C48) 1-0 Boden's #
Ed. Lasker vs F Englund, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 Game 5 of Nimzowitch's 'My System'
O H von Haken vs A Gize, 1913  
(C01) French, Exchange, 34 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Both sides assault the c-pawn
N I Grekov vs N Grigoriev, 1919 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 0-1

Gibaud denied ever having fallen for this trap...
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack Nb4xBd3 (D00) 1-0 White Ns laugh last and best
Gunsberg vs L Van Vliet, 1900 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

American Chess Bulletin 1904; October p. 100 [Game 276]
Gunsberg vs W H Gunston, 1904 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Double Spanish (C49) 0-1 Rxg2 Sac
R D Gillon-Ferguson vs Euwe, 1921 
(C49) Four Knights, 30 moves, 0-1

Italian Classical, Atypical (C53) 1-0 Terrific manuevering
Euwe vs A van Foreest, 1921 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch Accepted (C47)1-0 Swallow's Tail Mate in 1
Euwe vs W E Evill, 1921 
(C47) Four Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 0-1 His first time, after Cochrane
Alekhine vs Gruenfeld, 1922 
(D80) Grunfeld, 55 moves, 0-1

KGA. Blachly Gambit 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (C37) 0-1 More pawns do matter
Spielmann vs Gruenfeld, 1923 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 46 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Meran (D48) 1-0 A Knight on 6th is a pain in the
R Grau vs Euwe, 1924 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 47 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1 Loose Bb5
Hromadka vs Flohr, 1927 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

Colle / Indian Game: Knights Var (A46) 0-1 Blackburne's Mate
Flohr vs R Pitschak, 1930 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

G256: The Golden Treasury of Chess by F. Wellmuth & IA Horowitz
P Blechschmidt vs Flohr, 1930 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 31 moves, 0-1

1.f3?! C-K (A00) 1-0 neat trapped piece combo into # pattern
Fine vs J Rappaport, 1931 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Clemenz Opening 1.h3 into Colle (A00) 1-0Terrific Kside attack
Fine vs A Simonson, 1932 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Chess Review, 1933: Jan.17 (Horowitz)
Euwe vs Flohr, 1932 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed (C84) 1-0 Mobile R defeats B&N on guard duty
Grob vs P Johner, 1932 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Two Pawn Attack (B02) 1-0 "book" trap
H Borochow vs Fine, 1932 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Game 2 in 'A Passion for Chess' by Reuben Fine
Fine vs S Factor, 1932
(A60) Benoni Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Like a Reti Gambit Accepted; Superfine.
I A Horowitz vs Fine, 1933 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 26 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Def. Goglidze Attack (D70) 1-0 Arabian Mate Awaits
Fine vs Dake, 1933 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Fake game in "Freude am Schach" by Gerhard Henschel in 1959.
Einstein vs Oppenheimer, 1933 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 6 in 'A Passion for Chess' by Reuben Fine
Fine vs N Grossman, 1933 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Center Holding Var (C53)1-0 g-file pin
Eliskases vs Gruenfeld, 1933 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 53 moves, 1-0

Flohr resigns but could easily win! (See Kibitz at the bottom)
Flohr vs Grob, 1933 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz (C73) 1-0 Castle nabs Rook
O Feuer vs O'Kelly, 1934 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Meran Variation (D45) 0-1
Eliskases vs Euwe, 1935 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

G468 of 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Flohr vs Lisitsin, 1935 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 2 in 'Think Like a Grandmaster' by Alexander Kotov
Flohr vs Fine, 1935 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

QGD Vienna (D37) 1-0 Fine game by Fine w/Q sacrifice
Fine vs Gruenfeld, 1936 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 52 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D40) 1-0 Dbl Bagger
Fine vs W Winter, 1936 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

Ludwig Engels (1905-1967)
K Helling vs L Engels, 1936 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

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

Gruenfeld Defense: Botvinnik Var (D95) 1-0 Connected outside Ps
Fine vs L Prins, 1936 
(D95) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Pillsbury Var (D40) 0-1 Q Dbl Bagger
Fine vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E02) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual
Flohr vs Fine, 1937
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mikenas Defense (A40) 1-0 Blunder finish in lost position
Fine vs V Mikenas, 1938
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Black draw despite having two seventh rank pawns vs a rook!!!
Keres vs Eliskases, 1938 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 77 in Max Euwe: The Biography by Alexander Munninghoff
Euwe vs Flohr, 1938 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 0-1 Deadly Bishops take aim
Alatortsev vs Flohr, 1939 
(D80) Grunfeld, 18 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense (B06) 1-0 White N baits Black Q into snare
J Richardson vs A Eva, 1939 
(B07) Pirc, 13 moves, 1-0

C5 Complex Focal Points p.114 Art of Attack by Vladimir Vukovic
Euwe vs Flohr, 1939 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 0-1 Chess Faux Pas
M Peckar vs Fine, 1939 
(B20) Sicilian, 8 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Bxh7+ Greek Gift win
Foltys vs Mohyla, 1940 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

This link: Kibitzing Tricks will tell you how to make links to
Reshevsky vs Fine, 1941 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Reti Opening (A08) 1-0 b-file assault both ways
Fine vs A Rothman, 1944 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 49 in A Passion for Chess by Reuben Fine
Fine vs Shainswit, 1944 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 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

Colle b3 vs Gruenfeld (A48) 1-0 BF simul @10 seconds per move!
Fine vs R Byrne, 1945 
(A48) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 41 in Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch
Flohr vs I A Horowitz, 1945 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

4475 in Laszlo Polgar's "5334 Problems, Combinations and Games"
K Galia vs Gruenfeld, 1946 
(B33) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Variation (B53) 1-0 3 en prise
Geller vs E Kogan, 1946 
(B53) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

good knight v bad knight, closed position
C Guimard vs Euwe, 1946 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 35 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D19) 0-1 Shrewd interference
Grob vs Euwe, 1947 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 30 moves, 0-1

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

K's Gambit: Accepted. Becker Def (C34) 0-1 More than one path
W M Byland vs Evans, 1949
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Wormald Attack (C77) 0-1 Fab Black sacs!
V Kirillov vs Furman, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Def. Exchange (E92) 0-1 Active Rooks at all cost
Flohr vs Geller, 1949 
(E92) King's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

Game 80 in The Game of Chess by Harry Golombek.
Golombek vs Brown, 1949 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

The Dancing Knight, Diligent Rook & Dastardly Minority Attack
Evans vs H Opsahl, 1950 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1N supports Nxf2, promo
A Giustolisi vs Euwe, 1950
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 31 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Bishop Pair
Flohr vs I Veltmander, 1950 
(A15) English, 65 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned P (C18) 1-0 Qs parade heats it up!
Geller vs Sokolsky, 1950 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attk ML. Sherbakov (B89) 1-0 Trampoline!
Geller vs I Vatnikov, 1950 
(B89) Sicilian, 17 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

Dutch Classical Be7 Stonewall (A92) 1-0 Interference
Geller vs Szabo, 1952 
(A92) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) 1-0Weak squares in pawn chain
Geller vs Unzicker, 1952 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

London System vs KID Dbl Fio (A48) 0-1Bad B can't beat N pair
L Bauza vs Eliskases, 1952 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 60 in Svetozar Gligoric Collected Games (Leach)
Gligoric vs Golombek, 1952 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Geller swindles an overconfident Reshevsky
Reshevsky vs Geller, 1953 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Most impossible-looking Rook move in chess history?
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 78 in 'I Play Against Pieces' by Svetozar Gligoric.
Eliskases vs Gligoric, 1953 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Pin, add attackers
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1954 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

October 20: A Horse of a Different Color
Geller vs E Etcheverry, 1954 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 88: The 100 Best Games of 20th Century by Andrew Soltis
Gligoric vs Petrosian, 1954 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Goteborg (Argentine) (B98) 1-0 Nxe6 opens f7
Geller vs Panno, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Chess Endings for the Practical Player by Pachman, pages 9-10
Pachman vs C Guimard, 1955 
(A10) English, 83 moves, 0-1

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

Riga 1958 "Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
Tal vs Geller, 1958 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Goteborg (Argentine) (B98)1/2- 3 Ps for Minor
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1958 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Siclian Richter-Rauzer. Traditional (B63) 1-0 Deflection N sac
Gligoric vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 104 in Svetozar Gligoric Collected Games by Leach
Tal vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def. 3 Knights. Burille Var (D94)1-0 R+ Removes Guard
Gligoric vs Uhlmann, 1959 
(D94) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 17 in How to Beat Bobby Fischer by Edmar Mednis
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 43 moves, 1-0

Victor Henkin's 1000 Checkmate Combinations, p. 20. Missed 34.?
B Gurgenidze vs Spassky, 1959 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hungarian vs Nc6 Cntr P Duo(A00) 1-0Qside play, sideways K walk
Larsen vs Geller, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Heavy pieces escort passers
Geller vs Simagin, 1960 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
Geller vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Understanding Pawn Play in Chess by GM Marovic, p. 20
Gligoric vs Eliskases, 1960
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Four Knts Scotch. Accepted NxNd4?! QxN (C45) 1-0 Kside P thrust
J Fichtl vs F Blatny, 1960 
(C47) Four Knights, 47 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Baltic Defense (D06) 0-1 Q sac into Boden's Mate
F A Stroud vs A M Fraser, 1961 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E27) 1-0 Q says take me!
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf06. 6.Be2 Opocensky Traditional Line (B92) 1-0
Geller vs Polugaevsky, 1961 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 30 in 'My 60 Memorable Games' by Robert James Fischer.
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1961 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Uncastled K
Fischer vs Geller, 1961 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 22 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 1-0 N sac Kside attk
Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

G137 inSvetozar Gligoric Collected Games, Edited by Colin Leach
Fischer vs Gligoric, 1962 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 44 moves, 0-1

Always consider En Prise moves as possible 2-movers
N Gaprindashvili vs A Blagidze, 1963 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense (C52) 1-0Deflect the defender
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch. Closed 7…c6 (E88) 0-1 Positional sac of Queen
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1963 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 56 moves, 0-1

Swindled into a capture stalemate or immune perpetual check
Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

U ever seen Discovered Check response by Discovered Check!?!
R Garcia vs E Figueroa, 1963 
(A10) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attk. Flank Var - Pin (B87) 0-1 Off-hand
Fine vs Fischer, 1963 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 19 moves, 0-1

G142: Svetozar Gligoric Collected Games, Edited by Colin Leach
Gligoric vs J Rosenstein, 1963 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attk. ML (B52) 1/2-1/2 1963 USSR Champship
Gufeld vs Geller, 1963
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening (A00) 1-0 Discover+ Philidor's Legacy
D D van Geet vs W Litmanowicz, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Chigorin Def (C97)1-0 Q is overworked defender
Tal vs Gligoric, 1964 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

A sparkling display of pyrotechnics by Robert Byrne!
R Byrne vs Evans, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

100 best games of 20th century by Andrew Soltis
Estrin vs H Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 94 Look before you grab!
D Mardle vs N Gaprindashvili, 1965 
(B44) Sicilian, 14 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch. Steiner Attack (E80) 1-0 Cramp, N sac, Spearhead
Gulko vs W E Poutrus, 1966 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1 Q sac, fine rook tactics
Horst Beer vs Grob, 1966 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

KID Accelerated Averbakh Var (E70) 0-1 Simply spellbinding! 
Stein vs Geller, 1966 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 Next verse
Fischer vs Gligoric, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD Neo-Orthodox Var (D54) 1/2-1/2 Great escape by Geller
Taimanov vs Geller, 1966 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID 5...c5 Four Ps Attk. Normal (E77) 0-1 Clear middle, Pin
L Liptay vs Geller, 1966 
(E77) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

White d6-rook, e5-queen, and e6-bishop support passed d7-pawn
Gligoric vs Matulovic, 1967 
(A73) Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Poisoned Pawn Accepted (B97) 0-1 Down 2 pawns
Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Smyslov Def (C93) 0-1 Sneaky Pete says so
Suetin vs Gligoric, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

Game 58 in My 60 Memorable Games by Robert J. Fischer
Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Black occupied the center w/pieces, but gave up the back rank.
Bronstein vs Gligoric, 1967 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 40 moves, 1-0

Great combo; use the pin and open up the kingside
Geller vs Portisch, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 96 in Modern Chess Brilliancies by Larry Melvyn Evans
B Gurgenidze vs A Lein, 1967 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 21 moves, 1-0

Anything can happen, and sooner or later it does!
Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 1/2-1/2

Unwise Opening beats Wise Man from the East.
D Gedult vs Melchior, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Not a single capture or check. 0-1
A Medina Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Smyslov Def (C93) 0-1 Smokin' and Sippin'
Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Byrne (B07) 1-0 Opera House reminder after 22.
Tal vs Gufeld, 1968 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Modern Transfer (C32) 1-0 Sac to open center F
A Planinc vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Stanley. Monster Declined (C27) 1-0 h-file battery
Gufeld vs U Tarve, 1969 
(C27) Vienna Game, 26 moves, 1-0

KID Six Pawns Attack (E76) 1-0 Exposed K gets whacked
S Mariotti vs Gligoric, 1969 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Geller destroys Botvinnik in 24 moves with little combinations
Botvinnik vs Geller, 1969 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 24 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D18) 1-0 What a finish!
Gligoric vs M Gerusel, 1969 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch Dble Fianchetto (E82) 0-1 Pins are a pain in the r
Hort vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Positional Def Closed (E94) 0-1 R Breakthru
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1970 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 65 moves, 0-1

"Chess Life and Review" (August 1971), p.426
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1971 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 26 moves, 1-0

Colin Leach's book on Gligoric's Collected Games
Westerinen vs Gligoric, 1971 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 58 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Normal Var (A55) 1-0 Heated finish!
Gulko vs K Grigorian, 1971 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 40 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. 2Knts. Suttles Var (B06) 1-0 Exchange, not defend
Geller vs O Jakobsen, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 15 moves, 1-0

Bb2, Bg2 Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Var (A01) 1-0 Discovery
D Fritzinger vs R Flacco, 1972
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 24 in 'Chess Master & Grandmaster' by Euwe and Meiden
Gligoric vs Kavalek, 1972 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 38 moves, 1-0

Gufeld's Mona Lisa
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

Geller's best -- Shifting from center to kingside
Geller vs Keres, 1973 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Bishop pair is superior
Geller vs Timman, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 76 moves, 1-0

Ch. 1, p. 19 in Understanding Pawn Play by GM Marovic
Gligoric vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1974 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 30 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Tartakower Attack (A45) 1-0 Ridiculous finish
Gulko vs Gufeld, 1975 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1-0

Tal chases adverse king to TAL'S doom!
Geller vs Tal, 1975 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Impressive Sac Attack
J F Villarreal Felix vs N Ristic, 1975 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

Geller plays a brilliant game and inflicts Karpov's only loss
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Symmetrical (A00) 1-0Batteries on open lines
Fedorowicz vs Benjamin, 1976 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 0-1Krabbe says fantastic
J Bellon Lopez vs G Garcia, 1976 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0Surprising R combination to benefit N
J Grefe vs Najdorf, 1976 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Var (B92) 0-1Reversed Opera House #
Mac Hack VI vs Fischer, 1977 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 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

Evans Gambit. 5...Ba5 Tartakower Attack (C52) 0-1Notes by Black
Estrin vs V Palciauskas, 1978  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Maroczy Bind Bronstein Var (B41) 1-0 Underpromo
Fedorowicz vs E Meyer, 1978 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 59 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. Taimanov Var (A67) 1-0 Bb5+ Ke8 gets blasted
H Perez Garcia vs R Grimaldi, 1978 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

G314: Svetozar Gligoric Collected Games, Edited by Colin Leach
Gligoric vs Andersson, 1978 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 1-0 Kside smash
Fedorowicz vs K Shirazi, 1979 
(A28) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Amazing attacking Geller game w/some astounding sacrifices.
Geller vs Y Anikaev, 1979 
(B83) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1/2- P charges are halted
Geller vs T Giorgadze, 1979 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

February 23: Don't Judge a Rook by its Cover
Gufeld vs B Ivanovic, 1979 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

A small collection of unkibitzed games won by Georgadze
Tal vs T Giorgadze, 1979 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 40 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 A first-rate "rook slap" miniature
Palatnik vs Geller, 1980 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 1/2-1/2 Symmetrical
A Dounia vs Geller, 1980 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

A nice trap in the Sicilian, its not in many books!
A J Goldsby vs E Jonsson, 1980 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 18 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. Averbakh System. Kotov Var (A42) 1-0Dandy Rook Sac!
Fedorowicz vs J A Rizzitano, 1980 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 27 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov-Petrosian, Petrosian Attack (E12) 1-0 Gorgeous
Goldin vs I Efimov, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Hedgehog Defense (A30) 0-1A glorious game
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Sic Closed. Fianchetto (B25) 1-0 Resigning in a won position
Veprek vs I David Glaz, 1982 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Game #20 in Davies' Dynamic Reti; (A09) 1-0
D Gurevich vs Bisguier, 1983 
(A09) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 1/2-1/2 Uneventful
Psakhis vs Geller, 1983
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Tarrasch (C03) 0-1 Exchange sac opens g-file
G Kitts vs Gulko, 1986 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 0-1

King, Bishop, Rook vs King, Rook
D Gurevich vs C Hansen, 1986 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 160 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch. Steiner Attack (E80) 0-1 Award winning brilliancy
A J Mestel vs Gufeld, 1987 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Lisitsyn Gambit (A04) 0-1 W on the run
G Orlov vs Glek, 1987 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Beverwijk Var (C65) 0-1 Attack on f2
A Zapata vs Gulko, 1987
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Press a button on a computer...
D Norwood vs Gelfand, 1987 
(A36) English, 41 moves, 0-1

G16:Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy: John Watson
Salov vs M Gurevich, 1987 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 25 moves, 0-1

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

Three Knights Opening: Steinitz Def (C46) 1-0 Mass exchanges
D H Campora vs Geller, 1988 
(C46) Three Knights, 43 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Keres Def(E32) 0-1The attackr wins
Savon vs V Gurevich, 1988
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 0-1 Nifty central sequence
J Rigo vs Gulko, 1988 
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack (B09) 1-0 Gambiteer I book
Illescas Cordoba vs M Gurevich, 1988
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Very impressive attack
Gelfand vs A Dunnington, 1988 
(A53) Old Indian, 47 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Central Storming Var (A58) 0-1 N fork
E W Bayer vs Fedorowicz, 1988 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 h3 is a common blunder
Fomin vs Fedossov, 1988 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Borg Gambit (B00) 1-0 Rolling Knights
T Erben vs Forster, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Awarded "Best Draw" at the US Championships.
Fedorowicz vs S Rachels, 1989 
(B57) Sicilian, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 30 in The Samisch King's Indian Uncovered
Gheorghiu vs Gelfand, 1989
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 36 moves, 0-1

Sochi 1989 "On Goldin's Pawn" (GOTD)
Goldin vs Geller, 1989 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Declined. Main Line (A57) 0-1 White N sac fails
Xu Jun vs Fedorowicz, 1989 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 43 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

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

QGD Albin Countergambit Fianchetto Be6 Line(D09) 0-1W misses Bs
B Calton vs R Finegold, 1990
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 23 moves, 0-1

KIA: Symmetrical Def (A05) 0-1 Shocking Bishop Shot!!
P Peelen vs Fedorowicz, 1990 
(A05) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 0-1 Costly P grab
S Haubrich vs D Gurevich, 1990
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 0-1

Abbazia Defense (C36) 1-0 Black got smoked (back rank)
J Gallagher vs P J Morris, 1990 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Burn. ML 0-0-0 vs 0-0(C11) 1-0h-file battery
Fedorowicz vs Vaganian, 1990 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Pin. Koch Var (B40) 1-0 Dbl threat Qd8+ & QxBa5
Glek vs I Voss, 1991 
(B40) Sicilian, 15 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 Poked w/Pawn levers
Beliavsky vs Epishin, 1991 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 25 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham, McCormick Defense (C35) 1-0 Unpredictable game
Bronstein vs Fidelity, 1991 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 51 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Pawn Center (C05) 0-1 c5 & f6 breaks
Ljubojevic vs M Gurevich, 1991 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Classical. Schlechter Var (B08) 0-1 Interposing fails
R Seltzer vs Ehlvest, 1991
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 43 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 1-0 Fridge worthy
C Eagle vs Bisguier, 1992 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 44 moves, 1-0

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

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 0-1 Shocking finish!!
P Delekta vs Geller, 1992 
(C28) Vienna Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Four Knights / Lasker-Pelikan (B45) 1-0 Qs Discovery
K Georgiev vs Shirov, 1992 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 23 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 0-1 N dance
H I Geanta vs Grischuk, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 36 moves, 0-1

French Def. Advance. 6.a3 f6 Euwe Var (C02) 0-1 0-0 vs 0-0-0
Adams vs Epishin, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

QGD. Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 Tripled g-pawns lose
Ftacnik vs Winants, 1992 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Barry Attack w/e4 (A48) 0-1 Blitz; Link about RJF
C Forbes vs Fischer, 1992 
(A48) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Stalemate with all the pieces on the board
J Hohmeister vs T Frank, 1993 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Def(A10) 0-1 Q vs 3 minors ending
Lautier vs M Gurevich, 1993 
(A10) English, 84 moves, 0-1

Suba, Mihai. The Hedgehog. Batsford, 2003. Game 86.
Wojtkiewicz vs Ftacnik, 1993 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 58 moves, 0-1

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

(D06) The Fed introduces Boden's Mate to the Baltic Defense.
Fedorowicz vs S Brower, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. Ulvestad Var (C57) 0-1 authors
Bronstein vs Flear, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 63 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Normal - Resembles French Exch (B03) 0-1 U10
B Vioreanu vs G Guseinov, 1994 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 0-1A new tint of blue!
R Ziatdinov vs D Gurevich, 1995 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

E63 0-1 32 Chase away the Q defending f2.
Gavrikov vs Gelfand, 1995 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attk (B81) 1-0 Crossfire Sac Attk
M Greengard vs J Rivero, 1995 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90) 1-0 Greco Mate
J Emms vs A Blees, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Wiesbaden Var (D17) 1-0 Heavy Punches
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1996 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game (C46) 1-0 Incredible sac for obstruction
Glek vs F Kroeze, 1996 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Halibut Gambit (A10) 0-1She robs the pin again
M Goetz vs T Gietl, 1997 
(A10) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Nxg7 cracks the dam
Fedorov vs Lanka, 1997 
(B89) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

KGA B's Gambit Bogoljubow Var (C33) 0-1 Q sac removes the guard
Chandler vs J Emms, 1997 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 18.?
Fedorowicz vs M Bengtson, 1997 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def: Janowski Var. Grinberg Gambit (A53) 1/2- odd
V Sakalauskas vs V Georgiev, 1999 
(A53) Old Indian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Def. Classical. Two Knights (B08) 1-0 Gambiteer I book
Glek vs N Heck, 1999
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

KGA. Becker Def (C34) 1-0 Both Ks take flight!
Grischuk vs Lunev, 1999 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 70, Starting Out: The French by Byron Jacobs
Movsesian vs M Gurevich, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Modern. Bc4 Keres Var (B04) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
Grischuk vs Ponomariov, 2000 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Unstoppable c-pawn march
Grischuk vs Fressinet, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0 Protected passer
Grischuk vs H A Gretarsson, 2000 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 51 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish (C48) 1-0 Think Lawn Mower Mate
J Gallagher vs L Cooper, 2001 
(C48) Four Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 35.Double R Blunder
Z Gofshtein vs M Gurevich, 2001 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 She Thief
Glek vs S Arkhipov, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Bg2, f4, Nf3 (B23) 0-1 Intermezzo Q+ adds defen
M Salami vs Epishin, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 15.?
Grischuk vs Bareev, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.b3 Snyder Var (B20) 1-0 Q sac for a windmill
T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 N sac, attack
J Emms vs S Williams, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

King's English. Kramnik-Shirov Counter (A21) 0-1 P wedge
I Lada vs Glek, 2001
(A21) English, 18 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance. Wade Variation (C02) · 1-0
Grischuk vs M Gurevich, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 86 moves, 1-0

French Def: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 fatal P jam on 6th
de Firmian vs S Brynell, 2001
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 35 moves, 1-0

Larry Evans interviews and plays Ray Charles - Photo
Ray Charles vs Evans, 2002 
(C47) Four Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 1/2- 1/2 Rooks gone wild...
Gelfand vs Bacrot, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: 3.Nxe5 Classical Attack. Staunton Var (C42) 1/2
Grischuk vs Gelfand, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

An underpromotion+ saves the draw in a basic R vs P ending
A Evdokimov vs Sveshnikov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Def. Gurgenidze Def (B06) 1-0 Black's Qside falls apart
T Gelashvili vs L Gergaia, 2003 
(B06) Robatsch, 24 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Unique road side attraction
Fedorov vs V Spasov, 2003 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening (A00) 1-0 Target the loose rook
T Gelashvili vs I Chighladze, 2003 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C88) 0-1 Rapid
Leko vs Grischuk, 2003 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Classical System Neo-Classsical Line (E99) 0-1!!
R Pogorelov vs Matamoros Franco, 2003 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. McDonnell Attack (B21) 1-0 Qs race to 7th+, 8th#
I Sabau vs A J Goldsby, 2003 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 30 moves, 1-0

KID (A04) 1/2-1/2 Saving a lost position w/a spearhead
S Novikov vs Ehlvest, 2004 
(A04) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

G93 The New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement by Steph Giddins
Gelfand vs Grischuk, 2004 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

15. e6!, like a loose wrench in a jet engine, is a strong obstr
Grischuk vs G Seul, 2004 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var English Attk (B48) 1-0 27.?
Grischuk vs J Geller, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix Attk 5.Bc4 (B23) 1-0 Pin, Distract K as Defender
T Farley vs M Kawuma, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Lputian Variation (C02) 0-1 N+ fork
Shirov vs M Gurevich, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin. Stoltz Attack Ivanchuk Line (B22) 0-1Space adv
A Maliush vs Fedorov, 2005 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 38 moves, 0-1

Super GM is defeated by a 2 pawn gambit in the Trompowsky
K Chernyshov vs Grischuk, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Zaitsev System (A57) 0-1 Notes by Eric Schiller
J Sarkar vs Fedorowicz, 2005  
(A58) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Zukertort Bg5 vs Bg4 (D02) 1-0 Back rank pins, R battery W
A Gogolis vs A B Gikas, 2005
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

QGA. Classical Def (D26) 1-0 Ne5xf7, central assault
A Graf vs N Guliyev, 2005 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 Smothered #
B Farzamfar vs R Gralla, 2006 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz (C11)1-0 Pile on the pin
J Gallagher vs Korchnoi, 2006 
(C11) French, 14 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Bled Attack (D17) 0-1
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2006 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Torre Attk: Classical Def. Nimzowitsch Var(A46) 0-1Karpov's 2nd
R Bellin vs Epishin, 2003 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

NID. Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1-0 Rooks on the ranks
Eljanov vs Onischuk, 2006
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Multiple GM analysis links
Grischuk vs Rublevsky, 2007 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. Exchange (C41) 1-0Bb5 pins Qc6-> Nxc7+ Royal fork
de Firmian vs J K Pedersen, 2007 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

King's English (A20) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl Discovered +, Reti's Mate
Ftacnik vs F Vallejo Pons, 2007 
(A20) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D47) 0-1 Hoppy N changes game
Gavrilov vs B Grachev, 2007 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Exchange Qs w/a protected passer (trade off pieces when better)
V Malakhov vs Grischuk, 2007 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 0-1 Black Q robs pins
Ivanchuk vs Grischuk, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit 4.Bxd3 (C21) 1-0 f4 singles N retreat, f5 B trap
M Ebeling vs J Killane, 2007 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

NID: Classical. Keres Def (E32) 1-0 Terrific Tussle!
K Georgiev vs Grischuk, 2007 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Grischuk vs Morozevich, 2007 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0Brilliant R sac
de Firmian vs N Getz, 2007 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 33 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Fianchetto (A62) 1-0 dxe5 allows passer
Fedorowicz vs A Stein, 2008
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish, Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Fishin' Pole Flames
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 33 moves, 1-0

S-M Gambit Accepted Kan Formation (B21) 1-0 16 move crush of IM
M Esserman vs J Sarkar, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 16 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 Qside P roller
Mamedyarov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def 3.Nd2 Modern Var (B12) 1-0 Q+ & pin
G Guseinov vs M Ezat, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Italian, Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54) 0-1 Mottzo1
E Bugra Gokcek vs C Ertan, 2008
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 26.?
Gelfand vs E Alekseev, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 43 Dynamic Decision Making in Chess by Gelfand & Aargaard
Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Featured in GM Danny King's column in Schach, 64 February 2010
Gelfand vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A14) 1/2-Q sac counterplay
Ehlvest vs Nakamura, 2009 
(A14) English, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

38 .. Bc5xf2! destroys White f2-pawn, leaving connected passers
Shirov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 0-1 Q pawn grab gets trapped
Jobava vs Grischuk, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

KID Normal. Rare Defenses. CONTRADICTION (E90) 1/2-1/2Mad Rook
H Grooten vs Nijboer, 2009 
(E90) King's Indian, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 N unpin threatens +
Kasimdzhanov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0Weird B clearance works!
M Esserman vs P Nutzman, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def Exchange Fio (C41) 1-0 Qxf7+ sac for back ranker
Giri vs R Picard, 2009 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 1-0 Nxg7!
V Gashimov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed Bc5 (B23) 0-1 Royal family fork#
A Hugaert vs B Gundavaa, 2009 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 50 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97) 0-1 "The Tight Rope Game"
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

A blindfold masterpiece by Grischuk, trapping Svidler's queen!
Svidler vs Grischuk, 2010 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 0-1 R bomb!
Fedorchuk vs M Gurevich, 2010 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 B sac offers become melee!
Ljubojevic vs Giri, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 36 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
Gelfand vs Y Wang, 2010 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 82 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Variation (B12) · 0-1
Jakovenko vs Eljanov, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92) 1-0 Spearhead
Eljanov vs Y Vovk, 2011
(E92) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

Victor Gashimov has earned an ELO of 2756.
V Gashimov vs R Kempinski, 2011 
(B54) Sicilian, 24 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 Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 0-1 Squashed
Mamedyarov vs Gelfand, 2011 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 39 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def: Modern. Snake Var (A60) 1-0 Blindfold, Rapid
Gelfand vs V Gashimov, 2011 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 66 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Exchange (D71)0-1 P thrusts and loose Ns
Carlsen vs Giri, 2011 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 22 moves, 0-1

"Like a Hot Knife Through Baadur" - great Gelfand's game
Gelfand vs Jobava, 2011 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Advance (B12) 0-1 White missed the move
Navara vs Grischuk, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

This is a significant ratings mismatch. White played better tha
E Gulinelli vs A Elfert, 2011 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

French Exchange 5.c4 (C01) 0-1 Bishop sac destroys pawn shield
Jakovenko vs Grischuk, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 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

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1/2-1/2 Q Perpetual
Grischuk vs H Wang, 2013 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Manhattan Var (D51) 1-0 Establishing a N outpost
E Formanek vs M Foisor, 2012
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 64 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def Taimanov (A67) 1-0 Ng5 is next; f6 is not playable
A J Goldsby vs C Minsky, 2012
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack. ML (B52) 0-1 White N returns home
Kamsky vs Giri, 2013 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Variation (C50) · 0-1
M Godena vs A Grigoryan, 2013
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 0-1

G21 in Best Attacking Games of 2012-2015 by Naiditsch & Balogh
Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2013 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. Bayonet Attack (E97) 1-0 analysis links
Gelfand vs Ivanchuk, 2013 
(E97) King's Indian, 72 moves, 1-0

G14 Best Attacking Games of 2012-2015 by A.Naiditsch & C.Balogh
Giri vs Caruana, 2013 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

French, Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 0-1 Flurry!
V Kovalev vs R Edouard, 2013 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

French McCutcheon. Dr. Olland (Dutch) Var (C12) 1-0Remove the G
J Gallagher vs A Compton, 2014 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 30 moves, 1-0

Very interesting pawn play all 3 phases; w/immunity
Gelfand vs Grischuk, 2014 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 66 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Modern Var (B50) 0-1 Bxf7+ Unpin action
Alshouha Basil vs Grischuk, 2014 
(B50) Sicilian, 16 moves, 0-1

KID Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 0-1 Fantastic finish by Giri
Topalov vs Giri, 2015 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

No Way to Treat A Lady: The best game prize at Gibraltar
L Javakhishvili vs R Edouard, 2015 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Pachman System (A07) 0-1 Madness in the middle
R Mamedov vs Gelfand, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Goglidze Attack (D70)1/2-1/2 Q+Bs vs Q+Ns
Giri vs Caruana, 2016 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 96 moves, 1/2-1/2

English (A20) 1-0 Fascinating tactical battle for promotion
Aronian vs Giri, 2016 
(A20) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def Simagin (E46) 1-0 Stunning Q deflection sac
J Krupenski vs Gelfand, 2016 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

1.Nf3 g5?!? Herrstrom Gambit (A04) 0-1 Blindfold simul charge!?
El Dorado vs T Gareyev, 2016 
(A04) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Anastasia's Mate threat
Pelletier vs Gelfand, 2017 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

"How the Grischuk Stole Christmas" w/a Zwischenzug
Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2017 
(A05) Reti Opening, 60 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 He's a GM now!
A Esipenko vs Shirov, 2018 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Def (D40) 1-0 Qless Middlegame
Grischuk vs So, 2019 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 61 moves, 1-0

Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3 (E06) 1-0 Ns nab Qs, bring out the Ks
Grischuk vs Nakamura, 2019 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 54 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Grischuk vs Duda, 2019 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 60 moves, 1-0

French Exchange 5.Bd3 c5 (C01) 0-1 Very agressive Black pawns
V Gunina vs A Gupta, 2018
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 37 in A Passion for Chess by Reuben Fine
Fine vs Botvinnik, 1938  
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 31 moves, 1-0

Two Ns Def Traxler Counterattack N sac line (C57) 0-1Delightful
S Kurkin vs Estrin, 1966 
(C57) Two Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 79 in Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman
M Feigin vs Flohr, 1937 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Classical. General (A70) 1-0 Change of plans!
C Guimard vs L Prins, 1954
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 45 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Morphy Def (C31) 0-1 Minors!
Guilbert vs D Gedult, 1974 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 1-0 Black comes out swinging
Ermenkov vs S Hmadi, 1985 
(B20) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 1/2 Notes by A.A.
Flohr vs Fine, 1936  
(A28) English, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

"CHESS SPARKS, short and bright games of chess" by J.H. Ellis
S M Globus vs R Gross, 1884 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

28 Qg4! threatens 29 Qxg7# and 29 Nxh6+ winning Black queen
Fine vs G A Thomas, 1935 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD. Pseudo-Tarrasch Var (D50) 1-0 Nagging Knights
Furman vs Bronstein, 1967 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

small collection of unkibitzed brain-benders won by Faibisovich
V Faibisovich vs A Reshko, 1972 
(B32) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical f5 vs f6, 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (C30) 1-0 Ne6 Discovery
Fedorov vs J Norri, 1997 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Solitaire Chess by I. A. Horowitz / Bruce Pandolfini
Fine vs Flohr, 1938 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

Terrific attack and counterattack. Eliskases was underrated.
Spielmann vs Eliskases, 1932 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 132 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Flohr vs Rellstab, 1931 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Busch-Gass Gambit (C40) 1-0 Greek gift
R Gralla vs M Amini, 2010 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

KIA vs French 0-0s (A07) 1-0Typical closed centr, Kside assault
J Grefe vs W Heidenfeld, 1973 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Noa Var (E34) 0-1 Stockfish notes
M Matlakov vs Eljanov, 2013 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Hedgehog Def (A30) 0-1 The Gordian knot
D Gurevich vs D Gordievsky, 2017 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 0-1

English, Maroczy Bind vs Hedgehog (A04) 0-1 Sac attack!
D J Strauss vs D Gurevich, 1985 
(A04) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Tarrasch Def (A07) Late Q sac busts open the king's wing
B Gurgenidze vs A Khasin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 80 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Def(A06) 1-0 23.?
L Gutman vs Kholmov, 1975 
(A06) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.Qf3?! (B20) 0-1 Founder's bishops fly in
NN vs D Freeman, 2018 
(B20) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Italian, 2 Knts Def. Traxler Counterattk B sac (C57) 0-1Tripled
Estrin vs I A Zaitsev, 1969 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

QGA: Classical Def. Rubinstein Var (D27) 1-0 It's still burning
Gligoric vs Myagmarsuren, 1966 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 17 moves, 1-0

QID: Fianchetto. Rubinstein Var (E16) 1-0 Smothered Mate
Fine vs H Sussman, 1943 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Breyer Var (B10) 1-0 target backward f7-pawn
J Grefe vs Denker, 1979 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Urusov/Scotch Gambit. Advance (C45) 1-0 f-pawn thrust exposure
R Grabczewski vs Z Gabrys, 1961 
(C45) Scotch Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Game 143 in 'Pawn Structure Chess' by Andrew Soltis
Gligoric vs Keres, 1958 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C55) 1-0 Pile on the pin w/a grin
Estrin vs K Klaman, 1957 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Scheveningen (B21) 0-1 Qh3#
K Galia vs Foltys, 1949 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 0-1

Classical Bull's Head vs Hippopotamus (A00) 0-1 Two Hogs on 2nd
E Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya vs N Gaprindashvili, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Exchange Var (B62) 0-1 22...?
Z Nilsson vs Geller, 1954 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 0-1 Exposure
Adams vs Gelfand, 1988 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 0-1

Photo/ 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Grob vs C Chaude de Silans, 1951 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

QGD: Ragozin Def. Alekhine Var (D38) 0-1 Stockfish notes
X Xu vs Grischuk, 2019 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def: Marshall 4.Bd3 Nc6 (B01) 0-1Speculative Q sac
Grob vs K Helling, 1936 
(B01) Scandinavian, 32 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Slow Var (C52) 1-0 Q grabs P, gets trapped
Gunsberg vs Steinitz, 1891 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Shabalov vs Gelfand, 2004 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C73) 1-0 Dbl on 7th
J Grefe vs Tarjan, 1971 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Stockfish; 23.?
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 1-0 30.?
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1993 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Notable
Grischuk vs A Filippov, 2014 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD: Lasker Def. Bernstein Var (D57) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Euwe vs Eliskases, 1938 
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Normal Var (D45) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
C Bauer vs Gelfand, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B63) 1-0 B-Q Battery
G Garcia vs D Gurevich, 1986 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Gusev's Immortal; when humans confuse computers
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 1-0 Q vs R ending
Golubev vs E Grabowski, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 106 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin (C42) 1-0 e-file flame
V Gashimov vs Smeets, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Advance Var (A09) 1/2-1/2
Fine vs Flohr, 1938
(A09) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Fantastic flush of the uncastled K
H D Evans vs Fine, 1943 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

G41 in Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the CMs by Fred Reinfeld
Flohr vs S Landau, 1930 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

QGD: Albin Countergambit. Tartakower Def (D08) 1-0Dovetail Mate
Gruenfeld vs Tartakower, 1923 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

KID: Normal. K's Knight Var (E60) 0-1 Stockfish; photo link
V Goglidze vs Flohr, 1935 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

KGD. Classical (C30) 1-0 Mutual N charges, pile on the pin!
Mephisto vs J Ascher, 1879 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 38 of 50 Essential Chess Lessons by Steve Giddins
Epishin vs Polugaevsky, 1993 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: 2Knts Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 1-0 Crafty Rs
A Fritz vs E Schallopp, 1883 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Advance (C19) 1-0 Using tripled pawns
Gligoric vs J Moles, 1967 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Damiano. Kholmov Gambit (C42) 0-1 U10 - pay heed!
Grischuk vs S Guliev, 1993 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer. Advance Var (C17) 1-0 Immune Bishop
J Gallagher vs S Williams, 2001 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52) 1-0 Blitz
Ganguly vs A Aleksandrov, 2014 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

French Def: Horwitz Attk. Papa-Ticulat Gambit (C00) 1-0 I'll Be
T Gelashvili vs G Mahia, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 61 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Bronstein vs Gulko, 1968 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech Classical System (D18) 1-0Another 0-0 victory
O Girya vs G Tokhirjonova, 2017
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E01) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy set up
Gelfand vs Aronian, 2007 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attk 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (C22) 0-1Dbl N sacrifice
T Thorhallsson vs Efimenko, 2006 
(C22) Center Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Bayreuth Var (C77) 1-0 No, Tal had Black!
Gufeld vs Tal, 1959 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 7 Chess Secrets: The Giants of Power Play by Neil McDonald
Geller vs Keres, 1952 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 40 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Catalan Def Accepted (A13) 1-0 27.?
Eliskases vs M Eisinger, 1939 
(A13) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Bronstein-Larsen Variation (B16) · 0-1
B Simonovic vs Gligoric, 1946
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 14 in 'The Game of Chess' by Harry Golombek
G Abrahams vs Golombek, 1948 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

KGA. Abbazia Defense (C36) 1-0 Double N&R sacrifices!
J Gallagher vs Balashov, 1991 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. St. Petersburg Var (C82) 0-1 Valiant Knight
Geller vs G Garcia, 1978 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06) 1-0 Zugzwang
Ehlvest vs J Kraai, 2005
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 29 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Trifunovic Var (C43) 0-1Horse awry
Rozentalis vs Gelfand, 1988 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Alapin. General (B22) 0-1 Another Nxg2 gut punch!
N Minev vs Gligoric, 1954 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 21 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Nimzowitsch. Advance (B29) 1-0 Dbl B sacs
Gufeld vs V Osnos, 1978 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) · 1-0
G Gajewski vs J Gustafsson, 2008
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
B Finegold vs J Waxman, 1987 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 19 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 0-1 Better ending
R Gunawan vs Gelfand, 1986
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 36 moves, 0-1

Four Knights, Spanish. Rubinstein Var (C48) 1/2-1/2 Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Fine, 1938 
(C48) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 32...?
J Grefe vs L Gilden, 1974 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Pawn advances into Single-Double attacks
Euwe vs J Graafland, 1925 
(A15) English, 12 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 0-1 13.?
J Friedman vs Gulko, 1993 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 16 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Blumenfeld Variation (D49) · 1-0
Eliskases vs L Engels, 1941 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 46 moves, 1-0

Brutal attacking "caveman chess" by Grivas
E Grivas vs A Braun, 2008 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 0-1Damiano's Mate w/N
M Mrdja vs Gleizerov, 2011 
(C14) French, Classical, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 24 in 'Understanding Chess Middlegames' by John Nunn
Gelfand vs Eljanov, 2009 
(A13) English, 36 moves, 0-1

KGA. Muzio Gambit Sarratt Def (C37) 0-1 Rob the pin
D Gedult vs Gill, 1974 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

London System vs KID Dbl Fio (D02) 1-0 White octopus
Eljanov vs Firouzja, 2018
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B25) 1-0 Kside assault withers to R ending
Gligoric vs Pirc, 1949 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Zugzwang finish!
Giri vs Leko, 2013
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 88 moves, 1-0

KID: Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 0-1 Bold Black Attack!
Gelfand vs Giri, 2016 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

Smoke and mirrors, like the rest of commie nonsense.
V I Lenin vs M Gorky, 1908 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def. Leningrad (A85-A89) 0-1 Sizzle on the Kside
M Borgula vs T Gelashvili, 1993 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: 2.Na3?! (B20) 0-1 Dropped pawns
V Galuscak vs O Gritsak, 2010 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 1-0 Zwischenzug
J Grefe vs S Rubin, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: French Variation. Normal (B40) 0-1 Raking Bishops
Ujtumen vs N Gaprindashvili, 1971 
(B40) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack. Kurajica Var (B09) 0-1 Q sac
F Sideifzade vs Gipslis, 1983 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) 1-0 Correspond
L Edwards vs J C Fernandez, 1996 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Three pawn sacs in the first ten moves of the Catalan?!
Giri vs N Grandelius, 2010 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 33 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch. Bobotsov-Korchnoi-Petrosian Var (E81) 0-1K flush
O Jakobsen vs G Guseinov, 2006 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Dilworth Var (C82) 1-0
Gheorghiu vs K Honfi, 1969 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 74 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 Spearhead
Geller vs G Garcia, 1965 
(B27) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def: Alekhine Var (A52) 1-0 Central passer, battery
Fine vs G Page, 1933 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

KID: Normal Var (E70) 1-0 Heating up f8
Eljanov vs M Dzhumaev, 2014 
(E70) King's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Q trap lurks
Gligoric vs Z Vranesic, 1964 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 22 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 0-1
E Guseva vs N Gaprindashvili, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense/Hippo (B00) 0-1 Supported check & fork LPDO Bishop
S Vuksanovic vs N Gaprindashvili, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 49 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 Pinned to # square
M Glienke vs Quinteros, 1983
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Furman Var (D27) 0-1 blitz
Grischuk vs D Anton Guijarro, 2020 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 77 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Gelfand vs L Bruzon Batista, 2002 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 24 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Exchange Var (A00) 1-0 blitz tactics to promote
T Gareyev vs Dominguez Perez, 2019 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Mikhail Golubev's 2017 book, Understanding the Sicilian
Golubev vs Lupulescu, 2002 
(B57) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

KIA vs French/QGD (A07) 1-0 23.Nxh6? NxNh6 wins for Black
D Gukesh vs M Rafiee, 2019 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Eliskases vs Capablanca, 1937 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 82 moves, 1-0

Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Chelyabinsk Var (B33) 1-0
Giri vs Shirov, 2014 
(B33) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Fischer-Sozin Attk. Flank Var (B87) 1-0video link
Golubev vs R Mantovani, 1992 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Early dev (B62) 0-1Int
Wei Yi vs Grischuk, 2020 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 37 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 0-1 wandering K
N Pogonina vs Goryachkina, 2018 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 71 moves, 0-1

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