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1 nhat8121's Reptoire Pause Mx
Compiled by fredthebear

Compiled by nhat8121
(100 games)

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

"Chess, it's the struggle against error." ― Johannes Zukertort

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

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

"A gambit never becomes sheer routine as long as you fear you may lose the king and pawn ending!" ― Bent Larsen

"In my opinion, the King's Gambit is busted. It loses by force." ― Bobby Fischer, A bust to the King's Gambit (1960)

"Modern chess is too much concerned with things like pawn structure. Forget it, checkmate ends the game." ― Nigel Short

"Touch the pawns before your king with only infinite delicacy." ― Anthony Santasiere

"The passed pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures, such as police surveillance, are not sufficient." ― Aron Nimzowitsch

"Pawn endings are to chess what putting is to golf." ― Cecil Purdy

"In the ending the king is a powerful piece for assisting his own pawns, or stopping the adverse pawns." ― Wilhelm Steinitz

"In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before everything else, for whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middle game and the opening must be studied in relation to the endgame." ― José Raúl Capablanca

"Let a man play chess, and tell him that every pawn is his friend; Let him think both bishops are holy. Let him remember happy days in the shadows of his castles. Let him love his queen. Watch him love his queen." ― Mark Lawrence (Prince of Thorn)

"Maxim 3:
An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks everybody. -The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries" ― Howard Tayler

"God created every man to be free. The ability to choose whether to live free or enslaved, right or wrong, happy or in fear is something called freewill. Every man was born with freewill. Some people use it, and some people use any excuse not to. Nobody can turn you into a slave unless you allow them. Nobody can make you afraid of anything, unless you allow them. Nobody can tell you to do something wrong, unless you allow them. God never created you to be a slave, man did. God never created division or set up any borders between brothers, man did. God never told you hurt or kill another, man did. And in the end, when God asks you: "Who told you to kill one of my children?"

And you tell him, "My leader."

He will then ask you, "And are THEY your GOD?" ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

* Glossary: Wikipedia article: Glossary of chess

* B23-B25: Game Collection: Sicilian Closed / Grand Prix Attack

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* Happy Days!


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White (Polar Bear System, Colle System)

Black (Dutch Defense, Semi-Slav Defense, French Defense)

"Chess is an infinitely complex game, which one can play in infinitely numerous & varied ways." ― Vladimir Kramnik

"Tactics is knowing what to do when there's something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there's nothing what to do." ― Savielly Tartakower

"A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it." ― Wilhelm Steinitz

"Chess is all about stored pattern recognition. You are asking your brain to spot a face in the crowd that it has not seen." ― Sally Simpson

The Hare and the Tortoise

To win a race, the swiftness of a dart
Avails not without a timely start.
The hare and tortoise are my witnesses.
Said tortoise to the swiftest thing that is,
"I'll bet that you'll not reach, so soon as I
The tree on yonder hill we spy."
"So soon! Why, madam, are you frantic?"
Replied the creature, with an antic;
"Pray take, your senses to restore,
A grain or two of hellebore.'
"Say," said the tortoise, "what you will;
I dare you to the wager still."
It was done; the stakes were paid,
And near the goal tree laid –
Of what, is not a question for this place,
Nor who it was that judged the race.
Our hare had scarce five jumps to make,
Of such as he is wont to take,
When, starting just before their beaks
He leaves the hounds at leisure,
Thence till the kalends of the Greeks,
The sterile heath to measure.
Thus having time to browse and doze,
And list which way the zephyr blows,
He makes himself content to wait,
And let the tortoise go her gait
In solemn, senatorial state.
She starts; she moils on, modestly and lowly,
And with a prudent wisdom hastens slowly;
But he, meanwhile, the victory despises,
Thinks lightly of such prizes,
Believes it for his honour
To take late start and gain on her.
So, feeding, sitting at his ease,
He meditates of what you please,
Till his antagonist he sees
Approach the goal; then starts,
Away like lightning darts:
But vainly does he run;
The race is by the tortoise won.
Cries she, "My senses do I lack?
What boots your boasted swiftness now?
You're beat! and yet, you must allow,
I bore my house on my back."

‘May your Departures equal your Landfalls!'

* Crafty Endgame Trainer:

Old Russian Proverb: "Measure seven times, cut once. (Семь раз отмерь — один отрежь.)" Be careful before you do something that cannot be changed.

The Ass And His Masters

A gardener's ass complained to Destiny
Of being made to rise before the dawn.
"The cocks their matins have not sung," said he, vere I am up and gone.
And all for what? To market herbs, it seems.
Fine cause, indeed, to interrupt my dreams!"
Fate, moved by such a prayer,
Sent him a currier's load to bear,
Whose hides so heavy and ill-scented were,
They almost choked the foolish beast.
"I wish me with my former lord," he said;
"For then, whenever he turned his head,
If on the watch, I caught
A cabbage-leaf, which cost me nothing.
But, in this horrid place, I find
No chance or windfall of the kind:
Or if, indeed, I do,
The cruel blows I rue."
Anon it came to pass
He was a collier's ass.
Still more complaint. "What now?" said Fate,
Quite out of patience.
"If on this jackass I must wait,
What will become of kings and nations?
Has none but he anything here to tease him?
Have I no business but to please him?"
And Fate had cause; – for all are so.
Unsatisfied while here below
Our present lot is aye the worst.
Our foolish prayers the skies infest.
Were Jove to grant all we request,
The din renewed, his head would burst.

"One more dance along the razor's edge finished. Almost dead yesterday, maybe dead tomorrow, but alive, gloriously alive, today." ― Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos

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

Jupiter and the Farmer

Of yore, a farm had Jupiter to rent;
To advertise it, Mercury was sent.
The farmers, far and near,
Flocked round, the terms to hear;
And, calling to their aid
The various tricks of trade,
One said It was rash a farm to hire
Which would so much expense require;
Another, that, do what you would,
The farm would still be far from good.
While thus, in market style, its faults were told, One of the crowd, less wise than bold, Would give so much, on this condition,
That Jove would yield him altogether
The choice and making of his weather, –
That, instantly on his decision,
His various crops should feel the power
Of heat or cold, of sun or shower.

Jove yields. The bargain closed, our man
Rains, blows, and takes the care
Of all the changes of the air,
On his peculiar, private plan.
His nearest neighbours felt it not,
And all the better was their lot.
Their year was good, by grace divine;
The grain was rich, and full the vine.
The renter, failing altogether,
The next year made quite different weather;
And yet the fruit of all his labours
Was far inferior to his neighbours'.
What better could he do? To Heaven
He owns at last his want of sense,
And so is graciously forgiven.
Hence we conclude that Providence
Knows better what we need
Than we ourselves, indeed.

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

"In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are." — Max De Pree

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Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Variation (A02) 1-0
Tartakower vs W Winter, 1936  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Bird vs O Gelbfuhs, 1873 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

N Davis vs R Jamieson, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

J Pribyl vs R Hardarson, 2001 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

S von Freymann vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs O B Vea, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs S B Hansen, 2005 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Marotti / Napoli / de Simone / del, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs K Satzinger, 1914 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs J V Gunnarsson, 2006 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

J Curdo vs O Shapiro, 1994 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Polar Bear System
H Danielsen vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

S Bryntze vs L Svensson, 2009 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs T Luther, 1999 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs E Atanasova, 2010
(A02) Bird's Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs D Ragnarsson, 2012 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

S Williams vs D J Ledger, 2014 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

I Gaponenko vs M Foisor, 2014 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

H Danielsen vs G P Jonsson, 2015 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

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

Colle vs Bogoljubov, 1930 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Koehnlein, 1908 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Colle vs V Buerger, 1928 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Colle System
C Hoi vs Gulko, 1988 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs Teichmann, 1911 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Koltanowski vs M Defosse, 1936 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Koltanowski vs J J O'Hanlon, 1937 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

S Polgar vs J Costa, 1987 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

D Przepiorka vs L Prokes, 1929 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Colle vs J Delvaux, 1929 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs R Domenech, 1934 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs J Bernstein, 1913 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs P Scheeren, 1983 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Colle vs Gruenfeld, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1903 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Colle vs J J O'Hanlon, 1930 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

L Bruzon Batista vs Anand, 2006 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs J H Blake, 1924 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Burille vs Bird, 1889  
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 30 moves, 0-1

H Steiner vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Short, 1990 
(A84) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

Shirov vs Ivanchuk, 1992 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

Taimanov vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 35 moves, 0-1

Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs Smyslov, 1971 
(A81) Dutch, 37 moves, 0-1

P Troeger vs Tal, 1960 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense
K Edvardsson vs H Danielsen, 2001 
(A81) Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

A Poluljahov vs Bologan, 2002 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 25 moves, 0-1

A Artidiello vs Onischuk, 2004 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 34 moves, 0-1

S Guliev vs Bacrot, 1992 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Beliavsky vs Yusupov, 1988 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 24 moves, 0-1

Van der Sterren vs V Malaniuk, 1987 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

I Farago vs P Poutiainen, 1975  
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 21 moves, 0-1

S Bercys vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 36 moves, 0-1

C Otten vs G Timmerman, 1984
(A90) Dutch, 24 moves, 0-1

R Fontaine vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Kamsky vs Shirov, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1925 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Van der Sterren vs Shirov, 1995 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 28 moves, 0-1

O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

D K Johansen vs I Rogers, 1980  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

Kasimdzhanov vs Kasparov, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006  
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

Aronian vs Anand, 2007  
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

H Stefansson vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

D Harika vs Nakamura, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Mamedyarov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

B Gasic vs Keene, 1962  
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Grischuk vs Aronian, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Giri, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

M Markov vs Aronian, 2013 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Englisch vs Blackburne, 1883  
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 0-1

Chigorin vs Winawer, 1883 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 0-1

French Defense
W Winter vs Alekhine, 1936 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

S Milliet vs Y Hou, 2006 
(C01) French, Exchange, 24 moves, 0-1

French Def: Exchange Var (C01) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish; 25...?
K Opocensky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Euwe, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

Wemmers vs Metger, 1877 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

D Kagramanov vs Shirov, 2009 
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 0-1

C Cobb vs N McDonald, 2002 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

A Lastin vs Bareev, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 0-1

Leko vs Morozevich, 2000 
(C10) French, 37 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 0-1

Polgar vs Bareev, 2001 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 0-1

M Sebag vs M Gurevich, 2008
(C11) French, 32 moves, 0-1

Predojevic vs Morozevich, 2008 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 0-1

E Romanov vs Nepomniachtchi, 2007 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 0-1

E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben, 1895 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

K O'Brien vs D Salter, 2008 
(C15) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995  
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 0-1

F Olafsson vs Petrosian, 1961 
(C16) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 1-0
C Becx vs Yermolinsky, 1989 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 62 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 blitz blunder
M Muzychuk vs Shri B Savitha, 2022 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Colle vs Indian / Tartakower (A46) 1-0 Criss-cross bishops, pin
Vidmar vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Krause Variation /typical Colle 5.c3 (D02) 0-1 Stockfish
Colle vs Rubinstein, 1926 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

44.? White missed DAMIANO's Mate, trolls failed to recognize
P Zarnicki vs P German, 1997 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

Simple minority attack win. Capa makes it look easy!
Capablanca vs Golombek, 1939 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

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