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yDecoys To, Deflections From, Remove the Guard
Compiled by fredthebear

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How many chess openings are there?

Well, White has 20 possible 1st moves. Black can respond with 20 of its own. That's 400, and we're ready for move 2. I don't know them, but I would not be at all surprised if there was a name for each of them. People are like that. You really, really don't need to know them all.

If you follow the rules of thumb for good opening play, I promise you that you'll be playing a named opening. Just put the 1st 3 moves in google, and you'll get the opening's name. With that information you can find other games that started the way your game started, likely by some very good players. Also, with the name you can read about it on Wikipedia, and find out what people think of it, who plays it, and its particular traps and idiosyncrasies.

Once again, The Rules of Thumb for Good Opening Play:

- Develop your pieces quickly with an eye towards controlling the center. Not necessarily occupying the center but controlling it certainly. - Castle your king just as soon as it's practical to do so. - Really try not to move a piece more than once during the opening, it's a waste of valuable time. - Connect your rooks. This marks the end of the opening. Connected rooks means that only your rooks and your castled king are on the back rank. - Respond to threats appropriately, even if you have to break the rules. They're rules of thumb, not scripture, or physical laws.

If you and your opponent follow these rules of thumb, you'll reach the middle game ready to fight. If only you follow these rules of thumb, you're already winning! Good Hunting. -- Eric H.

Variants - N odds / Bishop Opening Urusov Gambit (000) 1-0 Pins
Rubinstein vs NN, 1902 
(000) Chess variants, 18 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

Van Geet (Dunst), Hector Gambit (A00) 0-1 Support mate coming
A Aasum vs L Frenzel, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 1-0 Q takes w/check; h7#
M Jadoul vs G Plomp, 2003 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Var (A01) 1-0 Block f6, open h-file
H Klip vs C Janssen, 1982 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical (A01) 1-0 Fabulous clearance sac
B Lovric vs M Sinanovic, 1998 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Declined (A02) 0-1Unpin, Q sac, Bf2#
N Barsalou vs B Wall, 1980 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 What will s/he do next?
B Lowenthal vs K Wendeker, 1934 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Bb2 Stonewall Attk (A04) 1-0 En prise N
Tartakower vs J H Pannekoek, 1926 
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio Reti Opening (A05) 1-0 Q sac for a K walk
K Spraggett vs P Llaneza-Vega, 2007 
(A05) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

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

KIA Pachman System (A07) 1-0 Mighty fine knight work!
Vasiukov vs Alburt, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

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

KIA vs FR (A08) 1-0 Outnumbered 2 attackers, 1 defender = N sac
Bronstein vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 15 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Sicilian/Tarrasch (A08) 1-0 Nxf7 Discovery
B G Christensen vs E Guindy, 1996 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 9 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Scandavian Def Exchange (A09) 1-0 Greek gift
Ivkov vs R Mayer Schwartz, 1992 
(A15) English, 15 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 1-0 +Removes the Guard
Razuvaev vs D Gurevich, 1996 
(A13) English, 15 moves, 1-0

Vladi's Queen sac crashes Vishy
Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 0-1 Greek gift!!
I Semenova vs A Kvon, 2008 
(A17) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Pseudo-Boden's Mate; supported Rook variation on open b-file.
Benjamin vs N Gamboa, 1995 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 15 moves, 1-0

King's English. Two Knights' Keres Var (A23) 1-0 Deflection
K Tsarouhas vs Kotronias, 2005 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 18 moves, 0-1

K's English. 3 Knights System (A27) 1-0 Pin, Q sac>weak squares
P Schoeber vs E Bouwmans, 1981 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 9 moves, 1-0

K's English. Three Knights System (A27) 1-0 Black took the bait
J Loy vs R Erickson, 1989 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

K's English. 4Knts Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Adorjan notes; Q trap
Adorjan vs G Glatt, 1982  
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1-0

King's English. 4 Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Stellar attack
Anand vs Caruana, 2017 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

English Symtrcl. Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A33) 1-0 Tail end
Keene vs M Basman, 1963 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. 2Knts (A37) 0-1 Remove the Guard
J Montezinos vs Euwe, 1927 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 0-1

Colle->Stonewall Attk vs QID Fianchetto(A40) 1-0 g-file bashin'
Vecsey / Allies vs Breyer, 1921 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit (A40) 0-1 The castled K wins again
H W Apperly vs H Charlick, 1894 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Mikenas Def. Lithuanian Variation (A40) 0-1 Greco's Mate
R Koemetter vs G Welling, 1995 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Horwitz Defense (A40) 0-1 Avoidable R sac, unavoidable Q sac
N Tereshchenko vs Alekhine, 1909 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Horwitz Defense / Dutch vs Zuke (A40) 0-1 Kside crusher
P Deshmukh vs B Thipsay, 2008 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Old Benoni (A43) 0-1 White has weak squares, restricted king
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 0-1

Old Benoni. Russian Var (A44) 0-1 Remove the guard
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1919 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Fast 3 piece attack
M Sabol vs J Votava, 1995 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Indian Game Bf4, f3, g4 (A45) 1-0 Kside pawn thrust, sacs
Jobava vs Mamedyarov, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Windmill; see blog notes
Torre vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

How to Win Chess Games Quickly by Fred Reinfeld
W Henschel vs M Karff, 1946 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 16 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def (A48) 0-1 Small but elegant combo!
W Pietzsch vs Smyslov, 1965 
(A48) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Mexican Defense (A50) 0-1 He wrote The Black Knights Tango
H Spiller vs G Orlov, 1991 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1, 17 moves. Dbl R sacs, K walk
Helmer vs J Krejcik, 1917 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Ukrainian(A54) 1/2-1/2 N sac, Q+ perpetual
O Chernikov vs Vasiukov, 2005 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Def: Normal (A55) 1-0 N sac for central connected Ps
O Bernstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 17 in 'Think Like a Grandmaster' by Alexander Kotov.
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Benoni /KID Four Pawns. Dynamic Attack (A56)1-0 Gain time on Q
Korchnoi vs Gheorghiu, 1986 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Benko G. Accepted. King Walk Var (A59) 0-1 R sac, Q penetration
J Bonin vs S Polgar, 1988 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 25 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def. Classical (A70) 1-0 Q sac counters Black initiative
Gelfand vs Jobava, 2011 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Dutch Def (A80) 1-0 h-pawn assault, Q sac, royal family fork, N
M Bosboom vs V Ouwendijk, 2006 
(A80) Dutch, 22 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def. vs Hopton Attack 2.Bg5 h6 (A80) 1-0Excellent example
B Nickoloff vs D Ross, 1993 
(A80) Dutch, 26 moves, 1-0

Dutch, Fianchetto Attack (A81) 1-0 The Immortal Losing Game
Sliwa vs Bronstein, 1957 
(A81) Dutch, 29 moves, 1-0

Dutch Blackmar's Second Gambit (A82) 1-0 Draw K into center
Bronstein vs Spassky, 1961 
(A80) Dutch, 17 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Var(A83) 1-0 # in Reinfeld book
Capablanca vs Masyutin, 1914 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit. Chigorin (A83) 0-1 R excursion
G Neumann vs Anderssen, 1866 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

Dutch, Staunton Gambit. Lasker Var (A83) 0-1Exchange sacs fail
Euwe vs Tartakower, 1921 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Q's Knight Variation (A85) 1-0 Sudden Switch
Staunton vs Horwitz, 1846 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 12 moves, 1-0

Dutch Classical Be7 Stonewall Def (A95) 0-1Q sac gains material
Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 30 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandinavian. Advance (B00) 0-1 U12 Demolition
E Tsotsonava vs Annapoorni Meiyappan, 2016 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) 1-0Little sacs create big prob
Fischer vs W Addison, 1970 
(B01) Scandinavian, 24 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5, 5...Nc6 (B01) 0-1 Q sac for discovered attk
J Perlis vs J Mieses, 1907 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Modern (B01) 1-0 Extended Legall's Mate w/K hike
P Imbaud vs Strumilo, 1922 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Scandi Def: Icelandic-Palme Gambit (B01) 0-1 She has no time to
P Zarnicki vs F Fiorito, 2000 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.Be2 (B01) 1-0 White survives discomfort
K Tjolsen vs S Marder, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Scandinavian Var (B02) 1-0 BLACK K MARCH!!
P Vucinic vs D Djurovic, 1986 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: The Squirrel (B02) 1-0 Had a few too many nuts
Hill vs C Janeway, 1946 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense Normal (B02) 1-0 Miniature: Checkmate w/a pawn
A Powers vs Dake, 1937 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Transposes to Russian Game (C42) 0-1 Beware same side B&N on f2
Keene vs Orly, 1961  
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Normal (B02) 1-0 Misplaced K; pile on the pin
E Steiner vs Colle, 1926 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Hunt Var. Lasker Simul Gambit (B02) 1/2-Perpetual
Vasiukov vs Korchnoi, 1953 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Def. Normal? (B02) 1-0 Which Q wins? Dbl R sac
Shirov vs B Dagenais, 2012 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Saemisch Attk (B02) 1-0 Minors followed by Majors
Tal vs D Gedevanishvili, 1970 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen-Haakert (B04) 1-0Pin game clincher
B Al-Hajiri vs M Hamal, 2014 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 15 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern. ML (B05) 1-0 R decoy sac vs overworked R
P Chan vs Wu Kaiyu, 2001 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 24 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense 1...g6 2.h4 (B06) 1/2-1/2 Castle into Q sac?!
J Mora Corbera vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov: "One of my nicest attacks ever."
Kasparov vs Speelman, 1989 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Modern Def (B06) 1-0 Fire on board, by Judit; Neither K castles
Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

Pirc, Kholmov System (B07) 1-0 Bold queen sacrifice on move 7!
Short vs R J Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Weak pawn chain
P Ricardi vs D H Campora, 1997
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Def. ML (B15) 1-0 Castle opposite, full force Kside
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1909 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line (B15) 1-0 Blitzkrieg!!
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line (B15) 1-0 Famous "Reti Mate"
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Main Line (B15) 0-1 Q sac for Philidor's Legacy
V Da Vilhete vs R Arias Formoso, 2006 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 0-1

Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Fianchetto Def (B21) 1-0 Stunner!
L Dubeck vs R Weinstein, 1958 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 18 moves, 1-0

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

SWG, Marshall leaves B en prise for 6 moves & sacs another.
Marshall vs A Cass, 1941 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit (B20) 1-0 Greek Gift delivers qk result!
Koltanowski vs NN, 1946 
(B20) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

SWG, Declined (B20) 1-0 Full firepower through center
Spielmann vs G Patay, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 0-1 R sac for a ramrod
Bob Brooks vs B Wall, 1973 
(B20) Sicilian, 15 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) 0-1 "Knight-teen moves!"
P Potemkin vs Alekhine, 1912 
(B20) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Carlsbad (B20) 1-0 Dbl Discovered Check
A Gorbunova vs E Sapojnikov, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 Sweet tactical treats
Tiviakov vs J Rivera Rodriguez, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 1-0

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

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

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack Bb5 (B23) 0-1 Q+ & fork LPDO Bishop
P Herzman vs B Vuckovic, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. 3.Bb5 Traditional (B25) 0-1Remove the Defender
L Ptacnikova vs H Steingrimsson, 2015 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Nimzowitsch. Closed (B29) 0-1 Siberian Trap Qxh2#
P Johner vs Tartakower, 1928 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 15 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl ++
Sveshnikov vs R Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Combos like this are why we play c
E Arnlind vs S Bernstein, 1965 
(B32) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian O'Kelly. Normal System Kan Line(B41) 0-1Demolition job
Lasker vs NN, 1898 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var(B43) 1-0 Q sac, Arabian/Hook mate next
Fischer vs J L Garcia Bachiller, 1970 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Beautiful back rank deflecti
Kavalek vs G Khodos, 1965 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Cross 'em up this way and that!
Anand vs I Morovic Fernandez, 2004 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Dbl B sacrifice
Areshchenko vs Savon, 2001 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Double bishop sacrifice, mate to follow on the h-file
G Kuzmin vs Sveshnikov, 1973 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Double rook sacrifice tears open the g-file
Golubev vs V Podinic, 2001 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 N sac, Q sac, connected Ps
J Curdo vs R Byrne, 1994 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Overworked Rook
Lutikov vs Tal, 1955 
(B53) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Variation (B53) 1-0 A Golden Game
Vasiukov vs Van Wely, 2002 
(B53) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Classical Var (B58) 0-1 Black gives graciously
A Giusti vs Nutrizio, 1949 
(B58) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer (B60) 1-0 White pours thru center
M Ghinda vs C Partos, 1975 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 27 moves, 1-0

78 in "Spassky's 100 Best Games" by Bernard Cafferty (Batsford,
Spassky vs I Bilek, 1967 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 25 moves, 1-0

Sic Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern deviations (B62) 1-0 Q sac to #
Tal vs B Williams, 1974 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 26 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B72) 1-0 Dandy discovery Qs face-off
Lasker vs R Short, 1892 
(B32) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Dragon. Classical. Battery (B73) 1-0 Kts or Bishops?
D Galula vs Leone, 1955 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack Early devia (B75) 1-0 Special C
P Carlsson vs J Campos Moreno, 2006 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B75) 1-0 Race of the Rooks
M Farre vs A Gudmundsson, 1958 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78) 0-1 R bites
G Swathi vs N Pogonina, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B78) 1-0 Q sac allows promotion
A Mikhalchishin vs Shirov, 1988 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 25 moves, 1-0

Q-sac for double check, a la Fischer-Mygmasuren
I Madl vs D Summermatter, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 Exchange sac attk
Sax vs Ehlvest, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 Entertaining
Kotronias vs K Georgiev, 1994 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Ch. 1, p. 13 in Tactics in the Sicilian by Nesis
Geller vs Y Anikaev, 1979 
(B83) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B83) 1-0 Very Tal-like!
A Sznapik vs O Foisor, 1982 
(B83) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Excelling at Chess by Jacob Aagaard p. 19
Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 1-0 Rob the pin
O Vlasova vs Ruoshui Cao, 2016 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 129 in 'Understanding Chess Middlegames' by John Nunn.
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 21 in Art of the Middle Game by Keres & Kotov
Keres vs J Sajtar, 1954 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Spearhead Q sac for Arabian Mate!
Y Rusakov vs B Kalinkin, 1963 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97) 1/2-1/2 All 8 Black pieces
I Johannesson vs S Bergsson, 2007 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted(B97) 0-1Philidor's Legacy
G Tringov vs Fischer, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97) 1-0 Sacrificial Kside Attack
H Hamdouchi vs Bologan, 2002 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Najdorf. Birth of the Goteborg (Argentine) (B98) 1-0
Keres vs Najdorf, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

French Def. vs Wing Gambit (C00) 1-0 Greek gift 1st of 3 sacs!
F Cirabisi vs V Cugini, 1992 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

French Def: Two Knights Var (C00) 1-0 Dbl B sacs, R lift
E E Book vs V Ingerslev, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz Attack (C00) 1-0 Strong central square
Steinitz vs M Weiss, 1882  
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 0-1 Semi-Smothered Mate
J Mullon vs H Daurelle, 2011 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Wade/Milner-Barry G. (C02) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Areshchenko vs A Rustemov, 2014 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 1-0

FR Advance. Wade Var (C02) 1-0 Undeveloped Kside into Boden's #
Y Yu vs A Zatonskih, 2013 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

French Adv 6.a3 Nh6 7.b4 Lputian (C02) 0-1 Snazzy Dbl R sac
Smeets vs D Brandenburg, 2011 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 10 in Irving Chernev's book "Logical Chess: Move by Move".
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1889 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

Victor Henkin's "1000 Checkmate Combinations."
Tal vs S Holm Petersen, 1970 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

Nd7!! Saemisch's Immortal... brilliant kingside sac attack
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Fort Knox Bd7-Bc6 (C10) 1-0 Fine Arabian #!
Karpov vs M Stojanovic, 2007 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def(C10) 1-0R decoy sac wins a P
Anand vs N Sulava, 2004 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0Greek gift, P wedge, Q+
Steinitz vs C Golmayo, 1888 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Deutsche Schachzeitung 1880, p. 346; Gueridon Mate in 2
J De Soyres vs A Skipworth, 1880 
(C13) French, 20 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Alapin Var (C14) 1-0 Smashing Arabian #
Lasker / Maroczy vs NN, 1900 
(C14) French, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Fingerslip, Kunin Double Gambit (C15)1-0 Reti # w/R
K Dekker vs W Erler, 1967 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

French Winawer by namesake (C15) 0-1 Well-timed checks
Winawer vs De Vere, 1870 
(C15) French, Winawer, 16 moves, 0-1

French Def. Winawer. Poisoned P (C18)1-0 Q can't maintain guard
V Liberzon vs Petrosian, 1964 
(C18) French, Winawer, 15 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 A bit on the hairy side
H Wolf vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

KG Declined. Petrov's Defense (C30)1-0 Bxh7+, you know the rest
M Rohde vs W Martz, 1977 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

KGD Panteldakis Countergambit (C30)1-0 BF draws K out into cntr
Fischer vs Michalopoulos, 1964 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Modern Transfer (C32) 1-0 13...g5!?
A Hagesaether vs G Andersen, 2014 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit ML (C32) 0-1 8...0-0!! B sac
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

KDG Falkbeer Countergambit. Modern Transfer (C32) 1-0 18.Be7!
Polgar vs A Wagner-Michel, 1990 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Keres Var(C32) 1-0 Deflection
Keres vs H Malmgren, 1934
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 Pin f7 & pile on w/Q
Fischer vs D Minic, 1968 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Fischer Defense (C34) 0-1 Q sac, N fork
A Harju vs M Liimatta, 1986 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

KGA Gianutio Countergambit (C34) 1-0 Schlechter punishes 3...f5
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

KGA Schallop Def (C34) 1-0 Blistering Bxf7+ sac & double check!
B Wall vs L Martinez, 1972 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Def McCormick Def (C35) 0-1 4 Across the 4th!?!?
K Jurkiewicz vs A Matras-Clement, 1998 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 24 moves, 0-1

KGA Salvio Gambit (C37) 0-1 Mated by a King's move!
A Smitten vs Prince Dadian, 1896 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Double Muzio Gambit (C37) Just when you think...
S Brady vs M Heidenfeld, 1991 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

KGA Double Muzio Gambit Paulsen Def (C37) 1-0 Dbl N sac
Chigorin vs Davydow, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

KGA MacDonnell Gambit (C37) 1-0 Dbl N sacs, Dbl B pins, more!!
Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA Muzio, Wild Muzio G. (C37) 0-1 There's a rat in the kitchen
NN vs J Sarratt, 1810 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

KGA Muzio Gambit Sarratt Def (C37) 0-1 2 computers giveaway Ns
Super Forte vs Mach III, 1988
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

KGA Middleton Countergambit (C37) 1-0 Surge of the Knights
J Lansing vs R A Hart, 1907 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA Lolli Gambit (C37) 0-1 Q+ & fork has determined many a game
N Lelen vs K Marzec, 1991 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 0-1

KGA Greco Gambit Calabrese Gambit (C38) 1-0 King walk
Staunton vs NN, 1840 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Wow!! What a slobber knocker!! A winning king walk escape
B Rechel vs M Wortel, 1998 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

P-K4 La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 0-1 Loses time/match w/the Q
Greco vs NN, 1625 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Elephant G. Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 0-1R sac sets Boden's #
Reshevsky vs E D Duncan, 1921 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit 5.Nc3 (C42) 1-0 Remove the guard
Short vs L Rouanet, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Game 4...g6 5.c4 (C45) 1-0 Q sac, hogs on 7th, 8th
Carlsen vs A Diamant, 2003 
(B37) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

Scotch Qh4 Horwitz Attack (C45) 1-0 N threatsc7, gain time on Q
Tarrasch vs NN, 1884 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: 4...Qh4 Steinitz Var (C45) 0-1 Remove the guard
Prugel vs E Dyckhoff, 1899 
(C45) Scotch Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Blumenfeld Attack (C45) 1-0 Q sac opens back rank
B Blumenfeld vs G Helbach, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian 6.d3 (C50) 1-0 Broken Symmetry
Capablanca vs NN, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

11...Qh1+! is a decoy which sets up a double check and mate
Schwartz vs C Hartlaub, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 1-0 Q sac, Double Check-mate!
H Helms vs O Tenner, 1942 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Morphy Attk (C51) 0-1 N&Q sac opens h-file Greco#
Tennant vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Mieses Def (C52) 1-0 Blindfolded
S Rosenthal vs Allies, 1887 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical 4.c3. Center Attk (C53) 0-1 K walk, Q&Rs sit
F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

(C54) Old main line Moeller Attack 13...0-0 1-0 Kside sac attk
Keres vs W E Kunerth, 1935 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def (C55) 1-0 N sac into Spearhead #
Koltanowski vs NN, 1953 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. Perreux Var (C55) 1-0 Spearhead
Schroeder vs H Illgen, 1926 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def (C55) 0-1 Fire on the g-file!
Boucek vs Duras, 1902 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Italian, Two Knights Def (C55) 1-0Battery pins B on open e-file
Koltanowski vs NN, 1953 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attk (C56)A Prince of a game!
Prince Dadian vs M Bitcham, 1892 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Traxler Cntrattk N sac line (C57) 1-0 Sizzlin'
Niesche vs G Fahnenschmidt, 1955 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Defense. Traxler Counterattack N sac line (C57) 0-1
B Ellena vs B Wall, 1979 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Two Knts Def. Traxler Cntrattack N sac line (C57) 0-1Run around
M Krc vs G Engelhardt, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Cozio Def Nge7 (C60) 1-0 Nxe5 sac, Spearhead
Benko vs Sawyer, 1964 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Cozio Defense (C60) 0-1 B pair zooms to Kside
Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1870 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird Nd4 (C61) 0-1 Greco Mate Attack -> Spearhead
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical 4...Nd4 (C64) 1-0 Qside mating attack
Ljubojevic vs J Durao, 1974 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Sacs seize the diagonals
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Exchange; Black Fishin' Pole (C69) 1/2-Q sac perpetual
Adorjan vs Karpov, 1967 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Spanish Morphy Def. Wormald Attk (C77) 1-0 Open g-file, deflect
Bisguier vs J Penrose, 1950 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Tarrasch Var (C77) 0-1 Open g-file w/Qh3
Meitner vs Schlechter, 1895 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Tarrasch Var (C77) 0-1Another conquering Q
G A Thomas vs Keres, 1937 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open (C80) 1-0 Quick Anastasia's Mate in one
J Penquite vs K A Anderson, 1949 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 13 moves, 1-0

BDG. Gedult Gambit 3.f3 (D00) 1-0 Exchange sac, h-file attack
A E Blackmar vs Farrar, 1881 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer G. Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Remove the Guard
E Diemer vs Portz, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 White marches up the board non-stop!
Santasiere vs E B Adams, 1926 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 Excellent Sacrificial Kside Assault
J van Ruitenburg vs Hans Hofstra, 2001 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Dbl Fio vs Odd Stonewall Def (D02) 1-0Deflect from dark squares
G Vescovi vs M Bezold, 1997 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

QG Declined: Baltic Def. Q Attack Deferred (D02) 0-1, 10 moves
J van der Linden vs L Svensson, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Bishop sacrifice opens the gates in the knick of time
M Tauber vs P Bachmayr, 1991 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Colle System vs Reveresed Torre w/e5 (D04) 1-0 Gueridon Mate
S Knight vs V Georgiev, 2008 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Colle 5c3 Koltanowski Systm (D04) 0-1Spearhead on long diagonal
M Bain vs H Burdge, 1939 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Zukertort/Rubinstein Opening (D05) 0-1 Stunning interference
M Shereshevsky vs Kupreichik, 1976 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Colle 6.e4 Copycat Def (D05) 1-0 Dusseldorf 1908 brilliancy
Alekhine vs Koehnlein, 1908 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 1-0 Discovered Dbl Attack
Spassky vs V Mikenas, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central. Greco Variation (D20) 0-1Wild
L Javakhishvili vs R Edouard, 2015 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

QGA-IQP tactics-Ktxf7 demolition-11.Rc1
Mamedyarov vs Kharlov, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System (D28) 1-0 R sac into N fork
Spassky vs S Avtonomov, 1949 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

QGAccepted: Rosenthal Variation (D30) 1-0Run around by a kNight
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1925 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 319 in Chess Informant Best Games 301-400
Kasparov vs Gavrikov, 1981 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Q's Knight Var(D31) 1-0 Great Greco's Mate
S P Johnston vs Marshall, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Incredible straight jacket
S F St Jermain Steadman vs Ed. Lasker, 1913 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Classical (D34) 1-0 Fine specimen of Akiba's play
Rubinstein vs Tarrasch, 1922 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 53 moves, 1-0

Schlechter drew a World Championship Match with Lasker in 1910.
Schlechter vs D Przepiorka, 1906 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

QGD. Harrwitz Attack (D37) 1-0Philidor's Legacy Nf7# is coming!
Ribli vs Chandler, 1982 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 18 in 50 Essential Chess Lessons by Steve Giddins
Smyslov vs Karpov, 1971 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 29 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

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 1-0 Unusual X-ray mate
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik (D44) 0-1 Bravo! 12 yr old simul win!
Kholmov vs Tal, 1949 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Another game from Shirov with a quick, explosive finish.
Shirov vs Fressinet, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Impressive tour de force!
Alekhine vs Menzel, 1923 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Blastin' Away
L Ortega vs P Trotto, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E04) 1-0 B decoy sac, N+ forks Q
M Percivaldi vs E Norlin, 2014 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 22 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 1-0 Invading Qs!
Mikhalevski vs R Gardner, 2012 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 19 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Q decoy sac for a pin
B Morchiashvili vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 2015 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

QID Kasparov-Petro. Petrosian Attk (E12) 1-0 Dbl B sac, K walk
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann. Karlsbad Var (E23) 0-1 Q trap
A Hansen vs S Jensen, 1945 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 9 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch. Accelerated (E24) 1-0 Jackpot!
A Haik vs S Skembris, 1981 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch (E28) 1-0 Rxg7 Decoy
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical (E32) 0-1Q sac into semi-smothered#
I Balanel vs A Pytlakowski, 1951 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical (E32) 1-0 Great attack, uncommon #
C Holt vs L Milman, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Classical. Noa Var (E35) 0-1 Leave troubles behind
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Line (E40) 1-0 Narrow escape
Kasparov vs J Srinivasan, 1995 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 20 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Huebner. Rubinstein Var (E42) 1-0 Kside attk
Kasparov vs Csom, 1980 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 29 moves, 1-0

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

KID. Normal. King's Knight Var (E60) 0-1 Two ways to mate!!
D Pacheco vs J Ye, 1989
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

KID. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Kolty offers three minors
Koltanowski vs NN, 1958 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 15 moves, 1-0

KID 4Ps Attack. Florentine Gambit (E77)  1-0 Masterly sac attk!
T Catalan vs N Saeed, 1983 
(E77) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

G36 in The 100 Best Chess Games 20th Century, Ranked by Soltis
S Atalik vs Miles, 1993 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening e5, d5 (A00) 1-0 13.Re5 lift is rare indeed!
Larsen vs Gruenfeld, 1961 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

Grob Gambit. Declined (A00) 1-0 Remove the guard
G Welling vs F Metzger, 1977 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening Ne2 (A00) 1-0 Under the influence
L Day vs P Nurmi, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Symmetrical fios /Bird vs Melbourne(A00) 1-0
Larsen vs R Bogdanovic, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 52 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical (A01) 1-0 Another f6 flounder
Bronstein vs Mephisto, 1994
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 1-0 R bites K in buttocks
L Karlsson vs B Brinck-Claussen, 2006 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Bird b3 vs Pseudo Leningrad Dutch (A02) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Chigorin vs J Noa, 1883 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Sicilian Bird (A02) 1-0 Long Bomb!
H Danielsen vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Classical Bird (A02) 1-0 Ziska's Zinger Removes the Guard!
H Ziska vs F Eid, 2010 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 74 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Var. Batavo Gambit (A02) 1-0 +removes guard
A Bryntse vs Olle Smith, 1967 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Bird-English (A02) 1-0 Desperado Zwischenzugs Tactical N Upin
B Ekenberg vs Andersson, 1969 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Sicilian Bird (A02) 1-0 Outflanked, Deflection
O Sikorova vs I Gaponenko, 2002 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: General (A02) 1-0 Stunning sacrifices, K walk
N Davis vs R Jamieson, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Bird/Leningrad Dutch Rev(A03) 1-0Black "looks" better, W closer
H Danielsen vs M Tandrup, 2005 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 1/2-1/2 Exchange sac -> Perpetual
Bird vs Lasker, 1890 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird Opening: Dutch (Larsen) Var (A03) 1-0 R sac, R lift...
E Canal vs E Paoli, 1966 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

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

KIA, Q's Gambit Invitation (A04) 0-1 Awesome Dbl R sacs
J Kleiman vs A Pixton, 2001
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

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

Lisitsyn Gambit vs Dutch 1Nf3 f5 2e4 (A04) 1-0 Ng5 anchor
A Smelov vs V I Ivanov, 2000 
(A04) Reti Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

The position after 41...Qe2 is problem #603 in Reinfeld's "1001
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926 
(A06) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

"deserves to be counted among the finest examples of the art of
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening (A09) 1-0 This wild one is up for grabs!!
V Malakhov vs Movsesian, 2012 
(A09) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake Var (A10) 1-0 Smashing Rook sac
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1969 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake (A10) 0-1 B sac! Long combination
E Nikolic vs Fischer, 1968 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

English, Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A14) 1-0 Deflect sac promo
Kramnik vs Karpov, 1997 
(A14) English, 39 moves, 1-0

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

English, Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) 1-0 Q, N & P
Kramnik vs A Mista, 2014 
(A14) English, 34 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight (A15) 1-0 Pesky White Ns!
Granda Zuniga vs Seirawan, 1993 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def K Knight Var (A15) 1-0Combo for passer
Ribli vs Unzicker, 1985 
(A15) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 1-0 N sac-> N pin
Lombardy vs Polugaevsky, 1978 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 0-1Computer-like
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1

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

Speelman's foreword to Shirov's 1997 book Fire on Board
B Lalic vs Shirov, 1994 
(A21) English, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's English. Botvinnik System (A26) 1-0 Sac for a passer
Kasparov vs Short, 1990 
(A26) English, 48 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A30) 1-0 W rages thru cntr
Kramnik vs Anand, 1996 
(A14) English, 41 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni / Hedgehog (A31) 0-1
Taimanov vs Yusupov, 1982 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 42 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Two Knights (A35) 0-1 Slick R Sac
R Bertholee vs Polgar, 1990 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 0-1

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

Polish Defense (A40) 1-0 Greek gift
Tarjan vs Hodgson, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense? (A41) 0-1 Leningrad Dutch ends w/Deflection
I Ibragimov vs Kramnik, 1991 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 55 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 1/2-1/2 Sac to Perpetual
G Kallai vs K Mokry, 1994 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game /Veresov 4.f3 w/out BxN (A45) 1-0 e6 Bone in throat
M Feigin vs E Thorvaldsson, 1930
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Indian Game (A45) 0-1 Yet another early f3 loss.
K Helling vs L Engels, 1936 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45)0-1 R shot prevents perpetual check draw
A Stefanova vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

Indian Game / Reversed QGA (A45) 0-1 From Qside Ps to Kside
Peter K Cook vs J L Watson, 1969
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 0-1 Exchange sac & lateral pin
O Trompowsky vs P Vaitonis, 1939 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Classical Def. Nimzowitsch Var (A46) 0-1 Cool
Korchnoi vs Keres, 1965 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Torre Attk: Classical Def. Nimzowitsch Var/Hippo (A46) 1-0Q sac
J Bellon Lopez vs E Berg, 2006 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Q. vs. R+B. Move 49(W). Carelessness with Queen = stalemate.
J Fichtl vs F Blatny, 1956 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Janowski salvages draw using the Take My Rook stalemate trick
Janowski vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pseudo-Q's Indian. Marienbad System (A47) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl Rs, N
Levenfish vs S Gotthilf, 1924 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Ten Most Common Chess Mistakes by Larry Evans
M Romi vs C Staldi, 1954 
(A48) King's Indian, 51 moves, 1-0

Colle c3 vs Indian Kside Fio (A48) 1/2-1/2 Pin the defender
P Troeger vs Keres, 1962 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def (A48) 1-0 Powerful 5th rank
Sasikiran vs Kasimdzhanov, 2006 
(A48) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

King's Indian. Fianchetto(A49) 1/2-1/2 R&Q sacs force stalemate
G Danielsson vs W Lange, 1952 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Budapest Defense: Alekhine. Abonyi (A52) 0-1 Sacs!
Bacrot vs Shirov, 2000 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

Budapest, Rubinstein Var (A52) 0-1 Resembles Ryder&Staunton G
Toldsepp vs Keres, 1934 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

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

461 of 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
E Cohn vs Chigorin, 1907 
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Queen's tirade
Szabo vs Bronstein, 1953 
(A53) Old Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Czech Var (A53) 1-0 Stunning finish!!
Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 0-1 The Bxe2+ sacrifice
V Iotov vs M Nikolov, 2004 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 32 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def. K's Indian System (A56) 1-0 Q decoy sac, Dbl check
I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Var (A67) 0-1 Circumnavigation
J Ivanov vs I Cheparinov, 2004 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Classical. Argentine Counterattack (A75) 1-0
L Eperjesi vs B Perenyi, 1980 
(A75) Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4, 39 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def.Classical. Czerniak Defense Tal Line (A77) 1-0 28.f3
Petrosian vs N Rashkovsky, 1976 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 31 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A82) 1-0 Entertaining
V Sjoberg vs Tarrasch, 1911 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

Dutch Be7 Stonewall 7...Nc6!? (A92) 1-0 Combo cracks author's D
Nakamura vs R Bellin, 2016 
(A92) Dutch, 39 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandi. Bogoljubow Var (B00) 1-0 Dbl N sac
Keres vs A Raudvere, 1936 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense / French, Advance (B00) 0-1 Capture sequence
Y Schwartz vs Blatny, 2000 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Qd6 Delayed, 3.Nf3 4.Be2 (B01) 1-0 Interesting MG
H Stevic vs Nisipeanu, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 55 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Bogoljubow. Studier Attk (B01) 1-0 6th
E Diemer vs Spohn, 1970 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Four Pawns Attk. Main Line (B03) 1-0 Where's he going?
G den Broeder vs T de Veij, 1980 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 1-0 Clear the promotion square
Fischer vs H Berliner, 1960 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Alekhine Gambit (B05) 1-0 R&Q sacs, back rank #
Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1937 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard (B06) 0-1 N sac opens line to K
Evans vs Suttles, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 0-1

(B06) Pseudo-Austrian Attack 0-1 Wild, complex game
I Sokolov vs T Hillarp Persson, 1997 
(B06) Robatsch, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 3 in Understanding Chess Move by Move by John Nunn
K Aseev vs N Rashkovsky, 1998 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

Black steals a draw from the jaws of defeat
A Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Caro-Kann Def: Breyer (Dbl Fio) Stein Attk (B10) 1-0 Dbl R sacs
Stein vs R Hartoch, 1969 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 1-0

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

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attk (B12) 1/2-1/2 B sac leads to pin
Timman vs Anand, 1992
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

C-K Karpov. Modern Variation Kasparov Attack (B17) 1-0Dbl B Sac
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

22. Bxh6!! & 23. Rd7! combine decoy, clearance & deflection
Kamsky vs Seirawan, 2012 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Classical. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Little known gem
Karpov vs Huebner, 1982 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Bowlder Attack (B20) 1-0 Jaw dropper
Kieseritzky vs H Buckle, 1846 
(B20) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Paulsen (B21) 1-0 Just like Tal!!
R Malpert vs B Rind, 1992 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 3 in Morphy: Move by Move by Zenón Franco
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1850 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 49 moves, 1-0

Kramnik saw that combo BLINDFOLDED. Impressive!
Sadler vs Kramnik, 1998 
(B30) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Korchnoi Def (B23) 1-0 Rs use half-open g-file
A Sabani vs Adorjan, 1990
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed 6Be3, Ne2 Fianchetto(B24) 1-0 N sac boosts attk
G T Crown vs Kotov, 1947 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Closed Sicilian Bc4. Anti-Sveshnikov. Kharlov-Kramnik(B30) 1-0
Shirov vs M Roiz, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

"Batsford Book of Chess Records", Yakov Damsky, Batsford, 2005
Tal vs D Ciric, 1966 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fchtto(B31) 0-1Buried Treasure
Fedorchuk vs M Oleksienko, 2004 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Slick White Rook play
Lagno vs M Etmans, 2004 
(B32) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Early R sac for attack opposite
B Jonsson vs S Polgar, 1988 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Pin. Koch Var (B40) 1-0 For the taking
REBEL vs Crafty, 2000 
(B40) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0Central P thrust breakthrough
J Riff vs V Vulevic, 2016 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Famous, w/interesting sacs
Stein vs Furman, 1969 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Taimanov (B46) 1-0 Sucker punch R hits 7th
Shirov vs D Reinderman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attk (B48) 0-1 Black sacs
A Blodstein vs Rublevsky, 1992 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attk (B48) 1-0Union Jacked
Short vs R Pogorelov, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

One night in Bangkok makes the hard man humble!
M Fette vs B Perenyi, 1985 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Canal Attack. Haag Gambit (B52) 1-0 Q supports R#
Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin (B57) 0-1 Bold sac attk
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1993 
(B57) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1-0 24 pages kibitz
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk deviate (B75) 1-0Rxf7 Remove Def
E Tate vs Shabalov, 2006 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

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 Scheveningen. Keres Attk (B81) 1-0 Q&N sacs for Hook #
K Spraggett vs Suba, 1994 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Modern Var (B54) 1-0 That pesky knight on d5!
B Ivanovic vs E Ermenkov, 1983 
(B54) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76) 1-0 Superb!
Van der Wiel vs Sax, 1983 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. ML (B89) 1-0 Black threatened #
F Trabattoni vs B Toth, 1976 
(B89) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Shirov underestimates threat posed by supported passed g-pawn
Shirov vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. ML (B89) 1-0 Greco's Mate in 1
J Aijala vs T Leppamaki, 1968 
(B89) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Of 145 games in the OE in this line, 8. Nf5 White's only choice
M Massironi vs F Stips, 2007 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional (B92) 0-1 Passer combo!
Yurtaev vs Carlsen, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam (B93) 1-0 B offer busts GK
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Bishop sac on move 9!
S Sjugirov vs Van Wely, 2009 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 39 in Tal: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala
Tal vs M Stean, 1974 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Black's 23...RxBd3!! demolishes White's pawn structure
T Luther vs Yudasin, 1989 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Polugayevsky (B96) 1-0 Mind-numbing prowess
Leko vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2001 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

$Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Euwe Def (D00) 1-0 See tpstar notes
K Wheeler vs LeBlanc, 1869 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Colle c3 vs Tartakower Def. (D00) 1-0 Fine Qside P roller
Lasker vs A Rumboll, 1892 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Sarratt/Barry Attack (D00) 1-0 Aimless B, Decoy K
Nakamura vs Giri, 2014 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 83 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 Q sac for a K walk
G Welling vs R Witt, 1984 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

25 Rh8+! classic decoy for tempo to create a Damiano mate
B Thorfinnsson vs E Player, 1999 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Sarratt/Barry 5.Nb5 Attack on c7 vs Tarrasch Def (D00) 1-0 LPDO
A Stefanova vs A Galliamova, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 0-1 Diemer's own def
K Stummer vs E Diemer, 1955 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Levitsky/Torre Attk (D00) 0-1 Mutual Kside attacks, Corridor #
D Kosic vs S Cvetkovic, 1994 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Veresov Attack. Two Knights System (D01) 0-1 R sac destroys def
T Fodor Jr vs Carlsen, 2002 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

London System vs Tarrasch (D02) 0-1 Unruly play!
F Ghaledar vs J Arun, 2011 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

London System vs Chigorin Def (D02) 1-0 FABULOUS R SACS!!
Larsen vs J Kristiansen, 1991 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Barry Attack. Gruenfeld Var (D02) 0-1 Mean Qs
D Norwood vs A J Mestel, 1988 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 2...c5 Krause Var (D02) 1-0Did U see it comin?
G Gessner vs N Whitaker, 1916  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein offers an either-rook sacrifice.
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Chigorin vs Kside Fio (D02) 1-0 OCB MG
S Conquest vs G Jones, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Catalan (D02) 1-0 Rooks of both colors penetrate
Bronstein vs Polugaevsky, 1958 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Zukertort Var (D02) 1-0 AJ kicks in the backdoor!!
A J Goldsby vs R Phillips, 2011 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Zukertort vs Baltic Def (D02) 1/2-By the skin of his teeth
Alatortsev vs Kholmov, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Q Pawn Game: Zukertort Var (D02) 0-1 Q sac Removes the Guard
G Norman vs Rubinstein, 1922 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack. Gruenfeld Var. ML (D03) 0-1 Unstoppable P roller
V Artemiev vs Mamedyarov, 2016 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 31 moves, 0-1

Irma Bombeck...The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank
G Grasser vs L Winokur, 2014 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 36 moves, 1-0

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

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 White gains space in center
Rubinstein vs K Treybal, 1925 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Salwe vs Olland, 1907 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 Blackburne's # snuff opens g-file
Yusupov vs P Scheeren, 1983 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Colle 5.c3, 8.dxc5; Double B sac, Dble R lift, model game
Koltanowski vs M Defosse, 1936 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

c3 Double Stonewall (D05) 1-0 Bishops 2-for-1 finish.
Yusupov vs M Luch, 2005 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

36.Rc6!! is a devastating Nowotny interference
Navara vs A Dergatschova, 2007 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 Sweet deflection R sac!
A Karu vs Keres, 1931 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense (D10) 1-0 Long Kside attack by unstoppable Q
Breyer vs J Esser, 1917  
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Zuke-Rubinstein vs Slav Def Quiet Var (D11) 1-0 A treat!
Z Kozul vs Rublevsky, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Slav, Chameleon Advance System (D15) 1-0 A smashing finish
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

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

Slav Def. Czech. Classical System ML (D19) 1/2-1/2 Surprise!
V F Titenko vs J Murey, 1963 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Czech. Classical Main Line (D19) 1-0 Blitz; Rob the pin
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 86 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Linares Var (D20) 1-0 R&N Sacs
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1993 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

QGA Showalter Variation (D24) 1-0 Sacrifices for the Passer
Mamedyarov vs S Ernst, 2005 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def (D26) 1-0 Sacs on the 6th
Yakovich vs Bronstein, 1994 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

18. Qh7+! is a fitting end to a spectacularly sacrificial game.
C Hartlaub vs V Benary, 1911 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD Charousek (Petrosian) Var (D31) 0-1 f3, R sac, Q&N together
Lautier vs Vaganian, 2004 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

Classical Tarrasch Gambit(D34) 0-1Worlds longest roller coaster
B Gundavaa vs S Collins, 2010 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 101 moves, 0-1

QGA. Janowski-Larsen Var (D25) 1-0 B sac for a P breakthrough
Petrosian vs Polugaevsky, 1963 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 Desperado
Mikhalevski vs Speelman, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Accepted (D44) 1-0 N on the 6th gut punch
N Templier vs S Galicek, 2001 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

"Garry Kasparov's Chess Challenge" Cadogan Chess, London, 1996
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Nice knight sacrifice initiates beautiful finish!
Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Decoy sac for pin
B Adhiban vs Dreev, 2016 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz. Shabalov Attk 7.g4 (D45) 0-1 Naka's best
D Harika vs Nakamura, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Thanks to both l'Ami and Stellwagen for showing why Chess ROCKS
L'Ami vs Stellwagen, 2007 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lasker did indeed consider this the best game he'd ever played
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

26 Bxf7+!! removes Black f7-pawn defender of e6 for 28 Nd4-e6!
Kramnik vs L Bruzon Batista, 2006 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Elements of Combination Play in Chess by Fred Reinfeld
Schlechter vs G Marco, 1904 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Var (D70)1-0 Kside P rollr
Khismatullin vs J Zhou, 2012 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld, Brinckmann Attk (D82) 1/2-Another corner K stalemate
Cmilyte vs Lagno, 2012 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stunning EG Bishop sacrifice by Shirov allows K penetration
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Blammo!
Chiburdanidze vs V Malaniuk, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

East Indian Def/Tarrasch (E00) 0-1 Q sac for passer & pieces
Udris vs Tal, 1953 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed (E06) 1-0 Two Q sacs to arrange mate!!
Kramnik vs Leko, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 62 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Earthquake!!
Y Gusev vs Antoshin, 1952 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 The Q cleans house for her pawns
Bisguier vs Benko, 1960
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Anti-Nimzo-Indian/Stonewall (E10) 1-0 Sacs for passers
Le Quang Liem vs Nakamura, 2017 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 75 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def.Nimzowitsch Var(E11) 1-0 N sac for a P roller
Petrosian vs Petrovsky, 1946 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

QID Spassky System/b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attk (E14) 1-0 Fine sacs!
S Polgar vs K Dimitrov, 1984 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

QID Spassky System/b3, Bb2 Zuke (E14) 1-0 Exchange sac, Bxh7+
Portisch vs de Firmian, 1990 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

QID (E15) 1-0 Spectacular sacrificial Kside smash
Carlsen vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Try 58...Bxb5!?
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2012 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 0-1 Artistic!
Bogoljubov vs M Monticelli, 1930 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 39 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def.Saemisch. Capablanca Var (E29) 1-0 Bxh7+ Qh5+
Lilienthal vs Najdorf, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 25 moves, 1-0

Larsen's brilliant decoy "à la Mitrofanov"
Taimanov vs Larsen, 1970 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Huebner Var (E41) 1-0 Nxg7 leads to g-file +
J Sarfati vs R Stevens, 2008  
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Var (E46) 1-0 Exchange sac attack
Carlsen vs B O Birkisson, 2017 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

KID. Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 1-0 The Bishop Pair
L Christiansen vs L Gutman, 1988 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

KID Fianchetto. Panno Var(E63) 0-1 Sac those Rooks!!
Lautier vs Shirov, 1990 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

John Emms' Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book Set 3: 27...?
A Bannik vs Tal, 1957 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1Early Pe3 holds; complex sacs
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Def: 4 Pawns Attack (E76) 1-0 First recorded KID
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1853 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E80) 0-1 Shocking moves
Lputian vs Kasparov, 1976 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E80) 0-1 Sneaky B pair
J de Souza Mendes vs Fischer, 1959 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

Tal with BOLD queen sac....that was unsound but wins the game!
Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 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

KID Petrosian Var. Normal Def (E93) 1-0 Philidor would be proud
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Positional Def (E94) 1/2- The champ gets swindled
Kasparov vs N McDonald, 1986 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID. Orthodox. Donner Def (E94) 0-1 Eliminate the Interposing R
F Handke vs S Atalik, 2000 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 28 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox Var. Modern System (E97) 0-1 Q Sac, connected P's
V Malakhov vs Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Aronin-Taimanov Def (E97) 0-1A Viking berserker!
Fridman vs Naiditsch, 2013 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

Understanding Chess Endgames by John Nunn (#57b).
Bareev vs Topalov, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 61 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Classical System Neo-Classsical Line (E99) 0-1 P#
G Burgess vs W N Watson, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

French vs KIA/Qe2 (C00) 0-1 Impressive use of entire army!
M Plaza Reino vs X Leibert, 2016 
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 1/2-1/2 Bxh3 attack; 3 connected P's EG
Zukertort vs W Potter, 1875 
(C01) French, Exchange, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Exchange Monte Carlo (C01) 1-0 10.Bxh6 sac Kside attack
Blackburne vs W Potter, 1876 
(C01) French, Exchange, 49 moves, 1-0

French, Tarrasch. P Center Var (C05) 0-1 New in Chess Notes p.2
Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Normal (C10) 1/2-1/2 Slow game got crazy
N Gaprindashvili vs R Borngaesser, 1978
(C10) French, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Rubinstein. Kasparov Attack (C10) 1-0 Strange Kf8, f6
Kasparov vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(C10) French, 38 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 g-file demolition
Polgar vs Bareev, 1993 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn Main Line (C11) 1-0 R deflection sac
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon. Janowski Var (C12) 1-0 Sac for connected Ps
Naiditsch vs Stellwagen, 2006 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 40 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42) 1-0 Bxh7 worthwhile
J Minckwitz vs Alapin, 1889
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var (C43) 1-0 Sacs for 3 Ps
Krogius vs O Chernikov, 1970 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 6.Nc3(C42) 1/2-Correspond
R Roloff vs T Weigel, 1985 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C50) 1-0 Phenomenal Performance!
R Nezhmetdinov vs V Baskin, 1948 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Paulsen (C51) 1-0 A variety of techniques to mate
Zukertort vs Allies, 1869
(C51) Evans Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

Italian, Bird's Attack c3, b4, d3 (C53) 1/2-Dbl R sac 4Arabian
Bird vs Englisch, 1883 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Classical. Albin Gambit (C53) 1-0 Dynamite!
G Atwood vs J Wilson, 1801 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 32 moves, 1-0

Mind Boggling Moves. See cro777 link on kibitz p. 7.
Estrin vs H Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 1/2-1/2 Victory was certain
J Congdon vs E Delmar, 1880 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 R&P sacs for passer
Shirov vs Short, 1997 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Threats; up the exchange
Caruana vs Kramnik, 2012 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Tarrasch(C77) 1-0Sacs on h-file, long diag
Zukertort vs Winawer, 1878 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Deflection sac 29. Rd7! sets up winning dbl attack & skewer
A Arulaid vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open (C80) 1/2-1/2 She had the last word!
J Pribyl vs A Ornstein, 1977 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

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