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2004 - 2007 W's 2nd Term ECO B
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Only a Pawn In Their Game
Bob Dylan

A bullet from the back of a bush took Medgar Evers' blood A finger fired the trigger to his name
A handle hid out in the dark
A hand set the spark
Two eyes took the aim
Behind a man's brain
But he can't be blamed
He's only a pawn in their game
A South politician preaches to the poor white man "You got more than the blacks, don't complain
You're better than them, you been born with white skin," they explain And the Negro's name
Is used, it is plain
For the politician's gain
As he rises to fame
And the poor white remains
On the caboose of the train
But it ain't him to blame
He's only a pawn in their game
The deputy sheriffs, the soldiers, the governors get paid And the marshals and cops get the same
But the poor white man's used in the hands of them all like a tool He's taught in his school
From the start by the rule
That the laws are with him
To protect his white skin
To keep up his hate
So he never thinks straight
'Bout the shape that he's in
But it ain't him to blame
He's only a pawn in their game
From the poverty shacks he looks from the cracks to the tracks And the hoof beats pound in his brain
And he's taught how to walk in a pack
Shoot in the back
With his fist in a clinch
To hang and to lynch
To hide 'neath the hood
To kill with no pain
Like a dog on a chain
He ain't got no name
But it ain't him to blame
He's only a pawn in their game
Today Medgar Evers was buried from the bullet he caught They lowered him down as a king
But when the shadowy sun sets on the one that fired the gun You'll see by his grave
On the stone that remains
Carved next to his name
His epitaph plain
"Only a pawn in their game"

King's Indian Attack vs Sicilian (A07) 0-1 Terrific finish!
J Rudd vs E Dearing, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack vs Sicilian / French (A08) 1-0 Minor sacs
R Shiomi vs M Abdul Adhim, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 51 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs 1...d6 Indian Def (A00) 1-0 Remove the Guard+
W Veer vs A Christopher, 2004 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 Loose pieces drop off to dbl attks
Vladimirov vs Hydra, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Beefeater Var (A40) 0-1 X-ray Defense
J Kulbacki vs B Wall, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Petrov's Defense d3, Bg3 (C43) 0-1 Greco-like Kside attack!
C Peptan vs J Jackova, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense: Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 0-1 21 moves
A Strautmanis vs E Gize, 1940 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Chess Informant 90 Best Game Prize
Svidler vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

C-K Classical Var. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Brilliant tactics!!
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Tal Variation (B12) 1-0 Notes by R. Keene
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Voracious Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1-0 R sac exposure
Anand vs Timman, 2004 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 29 moves, 1-0

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

C-K Classical Miniature (B18) 1-0 A modern smothered mate
F Carame vs M Matto, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 7 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 0-1 Interesting N sac
S Sulskis vs Van Wely, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Scheveningen Classical 6.Be2 7.Be3 (B83) 0-1Castle op
Efimenko vs A Galkin, 2004 
(B83) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

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

C-K Def Adv 3...c5 Botvinnik-Carls Def (B12) 1-0 Unpin, R sac
Rublevsky vs K Asrian, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. 150 Sveshnikov-Jansa Attack (B07) 1-0 She's a looker
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(B07) Pirc, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf English Attack (B90) 1-0Who gets there first?
D Kononenko vs M Lukyanov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Traditional (B23) 1-0 Black is a strong player
T L Petrosian vs Jakovenko, 2004 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 75 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 1/2-1/2 3-fold perpetual next
Kramnik vs Anand, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Modern Defense half-a-150 Attack(B06) 1-0, 25 moves Zwischenzug
M Kravtsiv vs Y Vovk, 2004 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bc4 (B90)1-0 Q sac for P block; enter h-file
H Asauskas vs Malisauskas, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 1-0 blunder on 121!
Short vs Krasenkow, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 122 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance (B12) 1-0 Central pin for winning EG
Rublevsky vs Turov, 2004
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. 3...c5 Botvinnik-Carls Def(B12) 1-0 2 Ns best 2 Bs
Movsesian vs D Svetushkin, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attk. ML(B52) 0-1Wee bit too much rocket science
G Widmer-Babic vs A Matsuo, 2004 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Sic Najdorf. English Attack Anti-E (B90) 1-0Rule the open file!
V Akopian vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense w/Kside Fio (C41) 1-0Pretty finish despite pin
A Kovalev vs H Stevic, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 907 of Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Short vs J Ye, 2004 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 26 in Champions -New Millennium (Ftacnik/Kopec/Browne)
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Clearance sac into fork+
Kasparov vs P Yamamoto, 2004 
(B50) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Black hung his Rook
Mamedyarov vs S Zagrebelny, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Modern Var (B50) 0-1 Philidor's Legacy
S Duron Godoy vs V Garcia Castro, 2004 
(B50) Sicilian, 20 moves, 0-1

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

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 Defense: Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 29.?
S Yudin vs O Loskutov, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 11.Nd5 thematic sac
U Atakisi vs L Mazi, 2004 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

Gem of Calvia B56 1-0 22
A Rodriguez Vila vs Z Kozul, 2004 
(B56) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical General (B83) 1-0 24.?
P Thipsay vs S Chanda, 2004 
(B83) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Sic Grand Prix Attack (B23) 0-1 Sweet polka dancing platypuses!
J Diaz vs D Freeman, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

The Queen is the flying ace of the chessboard! Get her busy!
A Zatonskih vs N Adams, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Classical Var (B63) 1-0 Greco's #
Short vs A Muir, 2004 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

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

French Defense: Chigorin Var (C00) 0-1 Transposes to Dbl KP
Zvjaginsev vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var(B87) 0-1 Pins, Decoy
E Bakhmatov vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 38 moves, 0-1

Nakamura punished for 2.Qh5?!
Nakamura vs A Volokitin, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

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

Blindfold attack; Black is stripped of his pawns in MG
Anand vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Wild, Complex and Fascinating
V Grabinsky vs A Potapov, 2005 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Best Monday puzzle EVER!
P Cervenka vs J Pesola, 2005 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf English Attack (B90) 0-1 Flawless
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

Kramnik calls it "23rd century chess".
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

C-K Classical Main lines (B19) 1-0 Sacrificial Kside Attack
Landa vs E Shaposhnikov, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen English Attack (B90) 1-0 One or the other
Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Deliberately hang pieces and win!
Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack Center Var(C43) 1-0R sac, cut-off K
Korneev vs C Humeau, 2005 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Topa sets up Reshevsky's double octopus on move 16 ...Ne5
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 0-1 Stunning sacs expose disconnected Rs
Motylev vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 W sacs up the Kside
Stellwagen vs S Ernst, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense Novelty (C65) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Sutovsky vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Main Lines (C80) 1-0 e-pawn makes way
R Felgaer vs Kaidanov, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Lawn Mower Mate!
Bologan vs E van Haastert, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1 A stroke of genius
Shabalov vs Bologan, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 76 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) 1-0 Control
S Sulskis vs T Michalczak, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Var (C42) 1-0 R fork
Anand vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Fritz Var 5.Nd4 (C57) 0-1 Swallow's Tail Mate
N Ninov vs I Cheparinov, 2005 
(C57) Two Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Remove the Defender
Anand vs Carlsen, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 1-0 Kside counterattacks
Caruana vs S Farago, 2005
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 61 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical (B18) 1-0 Tremendous EG technique
Negi vs S Erenburg, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 73 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 R vs B ending blunder
Nakamura vs I Ibragimov, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 66 moves, 1-0

Pirc, Austrian, Unzicker Attack (B09) 1-0 h-pawn creates pin
Nakamura vs Smirin, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin Var (C42) 1-0Discovery
Hydra vs Adams, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Qside attack uses open b-file
Hydra vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: Accelerated Gurgenidze (B07) 1-0 Which + is next?
Zappa vs Ehlvest, 2005 
(B07) Pirc, 27 moves, 1-0

A Horse is a Horse, Of Course, Of Course.
Shirov vs M Bluvshtein, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense 2.Na3 (B20) 1-0 Back rank threats
Zvjaginsev vs Khalifman, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Knight inflicts pain
Svidler vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 Looking for a lost dog
H Fidaeyee vs Ganguly, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Three big blunders in one game between two great players
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 0-1

Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack Perenyi Gambit(B99) 1-0Photo
Polgar vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, French d3, Qe2 (B40) 1-0 He gave her away
L Bruzon Batista vs Krasenkow, 2005 
(B40) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 1-0 38 pages kibitz
Hydra vs Adams, 2005 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Photo
Anand vs Adams, 2005 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

G17 in Champions of the New Millennium by Ftacnik/Kopec/Browne
Morozevich vs Anand, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez, Marshall Attk. Modern (C89) 1/2- Sac for perpetual +
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2005 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

3...Qa5 Main Lines 7.g4 (B01) 0-1 Black K castles by hand!?
J Hector vs Nakamura, 2005 
(B01) Scandinavian, 71 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Main Lines (C80) 1-0 Nxg7 sac
W Moranda vs M S Yahya, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 24 moves, 1-0

Sic Paulsen. Bastrikov English Attk (B48) 1-0 Photo, 28 pages
Anand vs Polgar, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 62 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def 2.Na3?! (B20) 1-0 Pins & h-file pawn lever work
K Menyah vs A J Mestel, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

1.e4 e5 2.Qh5? Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 insufficient N sac
Nakamura vs Sasikiran, 2005 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 87 moves, 0-1

Sic Bc4 Grand Prix Attack. Schofman Var (B23) 0-1 Fab passer
V Flaming vs Belikov, 2005
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop'$ Gambit Bogoljubow Var (C33) 0-1Jan van Reek notes
G Timmerman vs M Umansky, 2005  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 922 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Sutovsky vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 37 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Miles Defense (C30) 0-1 Cork
T Johansson vs G Wall, 2005 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 0-1

The checkers equivalent of the double corner.
E Romanov vs A Savickas, 2005 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 178 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B50) 0-1 3-piece N fork
Areshchenko vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B50) Sicilian, 22 moves, 0-1

KG Accepted. Abbazia Defense (C36) 0-1, 7 moves!
J Aulin-Jansson vs E Lie, 2006 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

2006 (Another) Tigran Petrosian wins a brilliancy
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

One of Anand's best games! Najdorf, English Attack (B90)
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn Accepted(B97) 1-0Exciting final
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2006 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1 Unpin Q sac, anything but quiet!
L Vajda vs Sutovsky, 2006 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 0-1

French Exchange Var (C01) 0-1 Seize control of open files!
V Meijers vs D Kosic, 2006 
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense (B15) 1-0 kNights love to eat pawns
A Karpatchev vs R Oney, 2006 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 10 moves, 1-0

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

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

Sicilian Anti-Qxd4 Move Order (B50) 1/2-1/2 2 Hogs & 2 Bs
I Nataf vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B50) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov (B48) 1-0 Interesting Kside attack
Carlsen vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1-0 Ns hammer 6th
Radjabov vs Anand, 2006 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 16 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def Suhle Def (C59) 0-1 Weak back rank
A Silver vs A Wahono, 2006 
(C59) Two Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 48: Move by Move - Carlsen by C. Lakdawala
Naiditsch vs Carlsen, 2006 
(C57) Two Knights, 54 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Chelyabinsk (B33) 0-1 38 p
Karjakin vs Topalov, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Bogoljubow (C91) 1-0 Heavy piece coordination
Carlsen vs L'Ami, 2006 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attack/KGD (C26) 1-0
So vs F El Taher, 2006 
(C26) Vienna, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Taking 1 pawn might
Carlsen vs Granda Zuniga, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: Franco-Nimzowitsch Var (C02) 0-1 Spearhead
R Dos Ramos vs F Antonini, 2006
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Both sides can mate-but it's Black's turn.
Y Visser vs Speelman, 2006 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense 2.Na3?! (B20) 1-0 W ends one move ahead.
V Malakhov vs Milov, 2006
(B20) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B23) 0-1 Find good squares, form batteries
Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

White sacs Queen to turn 7th rank into bowling alley for Rook
Rublevsky vs Harikrishna, 2006 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game (C45) 1-0 Blissful pawn grabbing bites back
F Hamperl vs Wongi Baek, 2006 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Kan. Polugaevsky (B42) 1-0 975 pages of kibitzing
The World vs A Nickel, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Archangelsk (C78) 1-0 Sqzd by lateral pin
Z Almasi vs H Stefansson, 2006 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 972 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Shirov vs Aronian, 2006 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 58 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan (B33) 0-1 Nxf2 screamed to be played
J Dworakowska vs Shabalov, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed (C88) 1/2-1/2 Which pawn? Which rook?
Anand vs Aronian, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B51) 1/2-Mad Rook Device
B Lajthajm vs M Zlatic, 2006
(B30) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Var (C03) 1-0 MG pawn sac
Svidler vs Nepomniachtchi, 2006 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 73 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Fearless N!!
Polgar vs Kasparov, 2006 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B95) 0-1 b-file blast
M Mrdja vs Mecking, 2006 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed (C88) 1-0 Clearance! Everything must go!
I Cheparinov vs Z Almasi, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Alapin 2...d6 (B22) 0-1 Dramatic finish
N Hutchinson vs R Britton, 2006
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 53 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1-0 3 sacs for mate
Navara vs Z Kozul, 2006 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 31 moves, 1-0

Ch. 1, Game10 in John Emms' Survival Guide to Competitive Chess
J Emms vs L Trent, 2006 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C20) 1-0 White N travels to HOOK #
J Kristiansen vs Short, 2006 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

GM Short believes Black just loses a pawn in the Two Knights
Short vs M Hebden, 2006 
(C58) Two Knights, 59 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attk 6.Be2 (B23) 1-0 Pile on & switch pins
L Day vs P K Wells, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 22 in How to Crush Your Opponents by Simon Williams
Svidler vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

KGD. Miles Defense (C30) 1/2-1/2 Think before you grab
B Barth Sahl vs J L Hammer, 2006 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern (B14) 1-0 R lift, B sac
N Miezis vs M Karttunen, 2006 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0Not your typical dance
X Gu vs L Ruan, 2006
(C28) Vienna Game, 56 moves, 1-0

St. George Defense: Polish (B00) 1/2-1/2Team consultation, 200+
Team White vs Team Black, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Horwitz Attack (C45) 1-0 Morphy-like
Argonaut vs Neurosis, 2006 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Spellbound Clincher
Anand vs Morozevich, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B) 1-0 Spearhead
P Carlsson vs M Llaneza-Vega, 2007
(B33) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Guimard Defense Main Line (C04) 0-1 Black has all the fun
J Cobb vs A Spice, 2007 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 35 moves, 0-1

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

The Chess Informant Best Game prize for Informator 99
Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Unusual Scotch, Potter Variation (C45) 0-1 Unpin, King walk
M Ahn vs T Ruck, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Pirc, Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 1-0 Shrewd mating net
So vs M Mahjoob, 2007 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Closed. Traditional (B23) 0-1 RxP sets up skewer+
R Hess vs Fedorowicz, 2007 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed (B25) 1-0 Overworked back rank defender
R Hess vs Robson, 2007
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Fool's Mate: Black's mobile phone went off
A Jain vs R Norinkeviciute, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 2 moves, 1-0

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

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

Sicilian Alapin 2...Nf6 (B22) 1-0 Dbl N Sacs, Crosspin end
M Ragger vs R S Jones, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 0-1 A real gem
Kotronias vs Bologan, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Breyer Var (B10) 0-1 W missed draw; see notes
Adams vs Dreev, 2007 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 73 moves, 0-1

$French Advance 4.dxc5 (C02) 0-1Heated exchange; W attk fizzles
J Larsen vs I Schneider, 2007
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Q sac arranges easy mate
G Jones vs Van Wely, 2007 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0 Pins
V Akopian vs Kuzubov, 2007 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Botvinnik Def. II (B25) 1/2-1/2 missed the win
Adams vs Topalov, 2007 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def vs Kside Fio (B01) 1-0 Pin
Caruana vs C Majer, 2007 
(B01) Scandinavian, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern ML (C89) 1-0 Zwischenzug
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2007 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy, Norwegian Var (C70) 0-1 Royal family fork loss
A Zozulia vs Short, 2007 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 0-1

French Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1 Sac open the g-file
M Larrea vs B Roselli Mailhe, 2007 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Modern Var (B61) 1-0 SPOILer ALert!
Ponomariov vs E El Gindy, 2007 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 60 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 1-0If you don't like to capture...
Carlsen vs Dominguez Perez, 2007 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C88) 1-0 Power Chess w/a bossy King
Ivanchuk vs Bacrot, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 47 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Black w/B pair, nice sac
Nepomniachtchi vs G Sargissian, 2007 
(C22) Center Game, 73 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Main Line (B77) 1-0 Great game
Motylev vs B Savchenko, 2007 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Modern (B60) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook Device
K Arakhamia-Grant vs P Poobalasingam, 2007 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook device
Van der Wiel vs E Berg, 2007 
(C10) French, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov (B76) 0-1 Ring-a-ling!
Korbut vs N Pogonina, 2007 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

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

Gajewski Gambit C96 0-1 31
V Kuznetsov vs G Gajewski, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed Def (C96) 0-1 Gajewski´s novelty
A Volokitin vs Wojtaszek, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Paulsen Attack (C29) 1-0 Qless middlegame
Nakamura vs Yermolinsky, 2007 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) 0-1 Bxf7+ time trouble
Morozevich vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(B40) Sicilian, 59 moves, 0-1

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

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. Main lines (B18) 1-0 Bill Wall notes
G Gomez / Fritz vs Branko / Schiller / Wall, 2007  
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 0-1 White stays back, loses
Topalov vs Nisipeanu, 2007 
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 moves, 0-1

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Take it or leave it
J Furhoff vs Nyback, 2007 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 33 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch. Belgrade Gambit (C47) 1-0Thunderbolt
T Krnan vs J Bick, 2007 
(C47) Four Knights, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 Say what?
Svidler vs I Cheparinov, 2007 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw 0-0-0 vs 0-0 & BxBh6 (B07)1-0 N on 6th
Anand vs J Hickman, 2007 
(B07) Pirc, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 1/2- Think what's next
J Aagaard vs J Rowson, 2007 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1-0 39.?
D Rensch vs A Melekhina, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Radjabov rejects X, plays for more
Radjabov vs Tiviakov, 2007 
(B32) Sicilian, 75 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 1-0 Wild Qs!
A Shomoev vs R Mamedov, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn ML (C18) 0-1 Blind Swine
I Andersen vs S Christensen, 2007
(C18) French, Winawer, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. English Attk (B80) 1-0 Qs & Ps race
M Leon Hoyos vs L Bruzon Batista, 2007 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 47 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 1-0 N sac for a Q attack!
Anand vs Svidler, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian? Hyperaccelerated Pterodactyl. Exchange Var (B27) 1-0
H Rasch vs E Schiller, 2007 
(B27) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Kan. Knight Var (B43) 0-1 Rxg2 bomb
T Fogarasi vs Caruana, 2007 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 23 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 Ns & outside passers
Karjakin vs Bologan, 2004 
(C28) Vienna Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack. Modern Var (C89) 0-1 Dbl B Sacrifice
Shabalov vs Aronian, 2004 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 47 moves, 0-1

French, Two Knights Var (C00) 0-1 Swap Q's, gain space; f3&f6
T M Mok vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attk (B90) 1-0Wheelin' & Dealin'
Browne vs Wojtkiewicz, 2004 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 74 moves, 1-0

French Adv. Lputian 6a3 Nh6 7b4 (C02) 0-1 Black's Q is a sneak!
S Erenburg vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

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

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0Rob the pin
Tiviakov vs G Sargissian, 2004 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Classical. Intermezzo Var(C45) 0-1Black 0-0-0 w/extra P
Z Varga vs Tkachiev, 2004 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 0-1 Knice save!
Sveshnikov vs Macieja, 2004 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 56 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attack (B48) 1-0 Pins win
Topalov vs Movsesian, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 Bc4, d3, Nge2 (B01) 1-0White is active; Dbld Rs strike
N Starr vs C Oquendo Serrano, 2004 
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open. Maroczy Bind (B38)0-1 W gets pushed around
Nijboer vs Tiviakov, 2004 
(B32) Sicilian, 61 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. Closed Showalter Var (C66) 0-1 No Contest
Anand vs G Milos, 2004 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening(C55) 0-1 Lawn mower mate
D J Ledger vs M Hebden, 2004 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 1/2-1/2 Try 9.Nd5
Fedorov vs Carlsen, 2004 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instead of the normal variation, she sacrificed a bishop!
M F Olsen vs B Tilenbaev, 2004 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Scheveningen. English Attk (B90) 1-0 In fine form
Browne vs Wojtkiewicz, 2004 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def Bogoljubow Var (C58) 1-0 Q sac
Van der Wiel vs S Ernst, 2004 
(C58) Two Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Three Amigos are hard to beat!
Dominguez Perez vs Radjabov, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Austrian Attack. Kurajica Var (B09)1-0 h-file battery
Grischuk vs G Seul, 2004 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Traditional 8...NxBb3 (B25) 0-1 Heavy Artillery
S Iuldachev vs Aronian, 2004 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Chigorin Def Panov System (C99) 0-1 Q sac
Karjakin vs M Kobalia, 2004
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 41 moves, 0-1

Did Fredthebear take his medication today??
M Kobalia vs Khismatullin, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 84 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76) 1-0One-sided
Shredder vs Hydra, 2004 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Sic O'Kelly/Kan. Maroczy Bind Paulsen Line (B28) 1-0 R blunder
Anand vs Morozevich, 2004 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Byrne Var (B07) 1-0 Rook clearance sacrifice!
Y Yakovich vs M Schepetkova, 2004 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian French. Westerinen Attk (B40) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Kasimdzhanov vs Topalov, 2004 
(B40) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Exchange streak of captures (C41) 1-0 B traps N
J Soo Hoo vs B Bekhtur, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Jaenisch Counterattk (C44) 1-0 different Qh8+
I Nikolayev vs R Ferguson, 2004 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Fascinating
Rublevsky vs A Volokitin, 2004 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Icelandic-Palme Gambit (B01) 0-1 Pins
L McLaren vs P Wang, 2004
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 0-1

Taking the Scenic Route - from b7 to d3 / Photo
Polgar vs Topalov, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 0-1

Polgar's Kh3! surprises. Vishy in a long "think" realizes its n
Polgar vs Anand, 2005 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Double N sac theory!?
M Oleksienko vs Kuzubov, 2005 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Spearhead on 8th
K Visweswaran vs J Gonzales, 2005 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Kside assault
Bacrot vs Lautier, 2005 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0Kside P roller passer
Adams vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Less common # on diagonal
Short vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 0-1 KxR Skewer coming
R Adamson vs J Becerra Rivero, 2004 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 34 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def: Modern. Gipslis Var (B01) 1/2-Midwest Masters
M Brooks vs T Braunlich, 2005 
(B01) Scandinavian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Def: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Bustin' open files to the Ks!
S Kristjansson vs J P Le Roux, 2006 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Modern Def/Dbl Fio vs 150 Attk (B06) 1-0Interesting play in mid
Negi vs T Lanchava, 2005 
(B06) Robatsch, 28 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. ML (B19) 1-0 Sac to open g-file for Q
J Jackova vs L Javakhishvili, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 Q&B pair pressure
H Szymaniak vs J Claus, 2005 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Najdorf/Hedgehog (B95) 1-0 Q+ & fork EAD Bishop
Huynh Mai Phuong Dung vs T Nguyen, 2005 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical (B72) 0-1 Dbl Rook Sacs
E Garcia vs M Preuss, 2005 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 26 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 See blogger notes
Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, 2005 
(C28) Vienna Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. Short Var (B12) 0-1 It's on the house
A Istratescu vs Karpov, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Modern. Larsen Var Miles Line (B04) 1-0Great Attk
E Najer vs Mamedyarov, 2005 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 39 moves, 1-0

Hidden gem. A queen for 3 pieces can be a fine trade, as long
Svidler vs Rublevsky, 2005 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 70 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Leko's demise
Leko vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack Anti-English (B90) 0-1 Photo
Svidler vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Delayed Alapin (B40) 1-0 Pseudo Gueridon Mate
D Howell vs C Pritchett, 2005
(B40) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Var (B41) 0-1 Q drops in #
K Niemi vs P Cramling, 2005 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 37 moves, 0-1

Andy Martin christened the strange beast a'turbo-charged hippo'
P Baki vs V Ianov, 2005 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 10 in How to Reassess Your Chess 4th ed by Jeremy Silman
A Volokitin vs Pelletier, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Boleslavsky. General (B58) 1-0 Connected passers
Ivanchuk vs N Delgado Ramirez, 2005 
(B58) Sicilian, 72 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov. Modern ML (B17) 1-0 racing wing Ps
Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 60 moves, 1-0

French Def: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 Impressive
Anand vs Milov, 2005 
(C10) French, 50 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance. Main Line (C02) 1-0 Brilliant EG
Nakamura vs T Hillarp Persson, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 100 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 into Hippo (B01) 1-0 Raking Bs, sham Q sac
J Houska vs B Yildiz, 2005 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B85) 1-0 No Black pawns
Adams vs Topalov, 2006 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 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

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted NxNd4 QxNd4 (C47) 1-0 Wedgie
P Delai vs T Lopang, 2006 
(C45) Scotch Game, 33 moves, 1-0

G15 in 'The Art of Planning in Chess: Move by Move' by McDonald
Ivanchuk vs Kamsky, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 54 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 0-1 Difficult to find
S Ahmed vs Z Rahman, 2006 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B23) 1-0 26.Nh7# Smothered Mate
A Bodnaruk vs V Gunina, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Modern (B01) 1-0 Simple approach d4, Nf3, BxBd3
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 He resigned instead of forcing stalemate
M Klinova vs D Spence, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense, Standard(B06) 0-1A kick in the pants from the N
O Hirn vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 0-1 Is 7.0-0 or h5 better?
L Day vs Adams, 2006 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 0-1

Scandi 4.Nf3 g6 Richter Var (B01) 1-0 Bishops Zwischenzug
A Wirig vs T Thorhallsson, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 38 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

Spanish, Closed. Zaitsev System (C92) 0-1 27 pages of kibitz
A Volokitin vs Morozevich, 2006 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 59 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 0-1 White cannot hold his pawns
R Zelcic vs K Georgiev, 2006
(C45) Scotch Game, 74 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed (C88) 0-1 Pins to win
Topalov vs Anand, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 N beats B ending
A Volokitin vs Shirov, 2006 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 1-0 The 6th
L Christiansen vs Wojtkiewicz, 2006 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 979 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Anand vs Macieja, 2006 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Advance. Van der Wiel Attk B Hunt (B12) 0-1 Rxb2!
S McGrane vs J Houska, 2006 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Var (C18) 1-0 Q sac, 38.Ng5#
Dominguez Perez vs Yusupov, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Exchange sac, rich endgame dual
Anand vs Gelfand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Discovered + does it
F Amonatov vs D Gochelashvili, 2006 
(B50) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 1-0 Impressive GM-like sac
Shen Yang vs E Karavade, 2006 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

French Def: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Crack the 0-0
V Atlas vs S Tomezack, 2006 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 0-1Blitz blunder
Carlsen vs M Gagunashvili, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 65 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton (C42) 0-1 Over matched
ETABETA vs Rybka, 2006 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

French Def: McCutcheon. Janowski Var (C12) 1-0 Bs criss-cross #
Ganguly vs Nakamura, 2006 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 1-0 Blackburne's #
Ganguly vs A Ismagambetov, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Chigorin Def Panov System (C99) 1/2- 36.?
A Volokitin vs P Nikolic, 2006 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA. Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 One-sided action; R traps N
F Zeller vs P van Hoolandt, 2007 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 58 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

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

Game 1000 in # Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Karjakin vs Van Wely, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 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 Defense: Tarrasch (C03) 1-0 Bxh6 sac for g-pawn promo
P Jowett vs J McBride, 2007 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C73) 1-0 Maintain Pin
Stellwagen vs Yusupov, 2007 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Var (C78) 0-1 Precision
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attk (B90) 1-0 Deflect the Q defender
Karjakin vs E Alekseev, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

Anand sacs piece for passed pawns supported by bishop pair
Anand vs Topalov, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 7 in 'Carlsen: Move by Move' by Cyrus Lakdawala.
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2007 
(B07) Pirc, 28 moves, 1-0

Damiano Defense 8.Qg3+ instead of 8.h4 (C40) 1-0 8White Ps left
Lenderman vs S Sloan, 2007 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0QSmash
I Khairullin vs S Vijayalakshmi, 2007 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 0-1 Fabulous Q sac under duress
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo Var (C45) 1/2-Q sac for perp
Rublevsky vs Grischuk, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

150A 7.Nh3 Modern Elongated Dbl Fio (B06) 1-0 open g-file pin
Adams vs C McNab, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 Pile on
Vachier-Lagrave vs Degraeve, 2007 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet Var Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 Dramatic ending
T Abergel vs E Moradiabadi, 2007 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense Ne2 General (B07) 1-0 Unusual but interesting
E Kovalevskaya vs S Masego, 2007
(B07) Pirc, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Neat P finish
T Hillarp Persson vs H Grooten, 2007 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1/2-1/2 Sacs for perpetual
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def. Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Black triples on the c-file
M Perunovic vs B Tadic, 2007 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: General (C41) 1-0 Centralized knight
F Amonatov vs S Zablotsky, 2007 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Boleslavsky Var (B59) 0-1 Qs whirlwind finish
M Barron vs Hoang Thong Tu, 2007 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 42 moves, 0-1

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

He missed Petrosian's corner Q sac, N+ fork for a draw
Kotronias vs M Hebden, 2007 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 86 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 Cntr Cntr Grünfeld Var Ne5, g4 (B01) 0-1 19...0-0-0
F Stips vs N Lubbe, 2007 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Riga Var (C80) 0-1 Snug as a bug in a rug!
M Borriss vs U Kersten, 2007 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: 2.h4 (B06) 0-1 wonky game, wonky Dovetail Mate
V Rothuis vs F Olafsson, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1/2-1/2 R vs R&B
Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 109 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76) 0-1 21...?
D Mason vs C Ward, 2007 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Two Knts. Suttles Var (B06) 0-1 Simple tactics
P Doggers vs Krasenkow, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attk (B06) 0-1 Qless MG w/action
M J R White vs G Buckley, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Chigorin Def Panov System (C99) 1-0
J Aagaard vs Fuad Ahmed Mohamme Mufleh, 2006 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 28 moves, 1-0

French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 Q aggression
Svidler vs Morozevich, 2007 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var (C43) 1-0 Stockfish
Rublevsky vs Motylev, 2005 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46) 1-0 K walk
G Minchev vs A Turzo, 2004 
(C46) Three Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Q sac for Greco's #!
Anand vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

"Impunity" (game of the day Sep-15-2004)
S Chanda vs Nisipeanu, 2004 
(B44) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Normal Var (C10) 1-0 Pillsbury's Mate links
K Berg vs P Zarnicki, 2004 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Williams Var(B00) 0-1Our opponent has a choice
H Jadenkus vs S Kristjansson, 2007 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicil Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0 Q trap
Morozevich vs S Korotkjevich, 2005 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 14 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: General (B00) 1-0 Blindfold Simul
Tkachiev vs J P Lagrillet, 2004 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Var (B90) 1-0 Yee-Haw! Knights
F Yee vs A Christopher, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Var (C42) 1-0 24.?
S del Rio de Angelis vs B Olape, 2004 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicil Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Paulsen Formation (B21) 0-1
M Negele vs Kamsky, 2007 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 38 moves, 0-1

French Def: Exchange 4.h3!? Copcyat (C01) 1-0 Bxh6 Sac
K McDonald vs S Chan, 2004 
(C01) French, Exchange, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicil Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto Var (B31) 1-0 Ns
E Djingarova vs A Ushenina, 2006 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Bronstein Var (B01) 0-1 Loose ends
T Petrik vs D Sermek, 2005 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Closed. Traditional 4.BxNc6 (B25) 1-0 Zwischenzug
S Iuldachev vs A Fier, 2006 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange Var (B13) 0-1 30...?
J Steckner vs V Burmakin, 2004 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Variation of Greco's Mate!
K Gudmundsson vs H Olafsson, 2004 
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Katalimov Variation (B27) 0-1 37...?
R Swinkels vs C Bauer, 2007 
(B27) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def Modern Line (B22) 1-0Remove the Def
C Scheerer vs F Bindrich, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 17 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch Var (C03) 1-0 Double Sacs on e6!!
M Tissir vs M Jimenez Algora, 2004 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B77) 0-1 Harmony overcomes
J Hirneise vs M Hoensch, 2007 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 21.?
Shirov vs I Sokolov, 2004 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 26 moves, 1-0

French Def: 2.Qe2 Chigorin Var (C00) 1-0 Nxe6 ruins Black
P Baki vs J Frank, 2005 
(C00) French Defense, 14 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

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 1-0 Pin & Rook Battery
I Mody vs G Sukhu, 2004
(B30) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 0-1 Stockfish
Adams vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 60 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Advance (B12) 1-0 Qside majority produces passer
Nisipeanu vs R Dableo, 2004
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

A classic "co-linear" move
Y Hou vs S Andriasyan, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 B-Q Spearhead #
A Minhazuddin vs J Mohammad, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 53 moves, 1-0

Fishin' Pole Declined. Right-handed Smothered Mate is thwarted.
P Haba vs Nisipeanu, 2004 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 0-1 Tactics!
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

"World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE) Chess!"
Shen Yang vs J Zhou, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 114 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 1-0 Semi-Smothered #
T Gharamian vs S Ivanov, 2006 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo Var (C45) 1-0Stockfish notes
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var (C43) 1-0 Stockfish
Kamsky vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

French Def: Chigorin 2.Qe2 w/e5 strong point (C00) 0-1
A Florean vs J Kraai, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Marshall Attk. Modern ML (C89) 0-1 Sarfati notes
M Sonter vs J Sarfati, 2005  
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 30.?
Shirov vs K Spraggett, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Threat of a N+ fork
Nakamura vs Milov, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Main Line 6.a3 c4 (C02) 1-0 closed, wing attack
Nakamura vs Pelletier, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 52 moves, 1-0

Weak Back Rank / Stock trap line in notes
A Matsuo vs C Urbina, 2004 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 24 pages of kibitz!
Svidler vs Topalov, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C14) 1-0 Impressive wings
Li Shilong vs Huang Qiming, 2005 
(C14) French, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Shaggin' the g-file!
Fedorov vs L Shytaj, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C14) 0-1 Rook roller of sorts
E Inarkiev vs Morozevich, 2003 
(C14) French, Classical, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Closed. Chameleon Var (B23) 0-1 Dbl N sacs!!
C Dorrington vs S Williams, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Zaitsev System (C92) 1-0 28.?
P Haba vs P Nikolic, 2005 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional Line (B92) 0-1 34...?
N Delgado Ramirez vs Dominguez Perez, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

French Def: Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 1-0Criss-cross mate
C Briscoe vs D Spence, 2004 
(C01) French, Exchange, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 Raking Bishops
Svidler vs Rublevsky, 2007 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 0-1 24.?
T L Petrosian vs P Smirnov, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance Var (B12) 1/2-1/2 Insufficient material
Nakamura vs Chandler, 2004
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 0-1 keep the passer
H Hamdouchi vs Karpov, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 35 moves, 0-1

Zenon Franco's 2009 book, "Grandmaster Secrets: Counterattack!"
Sutovsky vs Ivanchuk, 2005 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Boleslavsky. General (B58) 1-0 Max Lange's Mate!
N Pogonina vs I Krush, 2004 
(B58) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Var (C03) 1-0 26.?
M Velcheva vs H Puuska, 2007 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

"Saavedra Revisited" (game of the day Nov-30-2016)
Svidler vs Topalov, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 67 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: French Var. Westerinen Attk (B40) 0-1 Central P
T Rendle vs J Rowson, 2005 
(B40) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Alapin. General (B22) 0-1 selfmate
M Mahjoob vs Miroshnichenko, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 33 moves, 0-1

"Moroze to the Occasion" (game of the day Sep-15-2017)
Morozevich vs E Alekseev, 2004 
(B56) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

A tripled passed pawn emerges on the board.
Timman vs Smeets, 2006 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Stockfish
Shirov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Classical. Two Knights System (B08) 0-1 Q drops in #
E Borigas vs A Sousa, 2004 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 0-1 24...?
S Short vs N Ahern, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attk (B48) 1-0 37.?
I Cheparinov vs S Nikolov, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Pentala Harikrishna's best game! Source: NIC Magazine 2020 #3
Harikrishna vs Mamedyarov, 2006 
(C47) Four Knights, 32 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn General (C18) 1-0Along the h-file
P Bobras vs E Can, 2007 
(C18) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 16.?
V Malakhov vs Areshchenko, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Classical Battery Var (B73) 1-0 Trade sequence
Y Yu vs S Hanninger, 2007 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Nxg7!
J Emms vs D J Ledger, 2006 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 970 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
S Chanda vs S Himanshu, 2006 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 1-0 Impressive
Radjabov vs Shirov, 2006 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var (C41) 1-0 Octopus Mate
V Nevednichy vs M Kristovic, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Boris Gulko comments in NY Sun chess column on Sept 21, 2007
Sutovsky vs K Miton, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: General (B02) 0-1 Q sac crusher for Boden's # w/R
A Baiwa vs J Nogueiras, 2004 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Mateo annotates
Morozevich vs A Volokitin, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 85 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Delayed Alapin Var (B40) 1-0tremendous middlegame
Benjamin vs Stripunsky, 2006 
(B40) Sicilian, 82 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Advance Var (C17) 0-1 See notes
S Sulskis vs M Bartel, 2007 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 ML. Mieses Var 5...Bg4 6.Nge2 (B01) 1-0
J Hector vs L Milov, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1-0 blunder
A Guerrero Rodriguez vs A Driza, 2004 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Promotion trick
D Svetushkin vs Smirin, 2007 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf Var (B90) 0-1 Battery penetration
S Masego vs Q Huang, 2007
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 42...?
K Akshayraj vs S Safin, 2005 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicil Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO B
G Hernandez Guerrero vs I Tsyganov, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Byrne Var (B07) 1-0 White dictates!
R Antonio vs A Maltese, 2005 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional Line (B92) 0-1
Adams vs Anand, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 53 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. General (C89) 0-1
V Belov vs V Akopian, 2007 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 19 moves, 0-1

Blindfold (B33) 1-0 30.? & 33.?
Anand vs Van Wely, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn General (C18) 1-0 Gueridon #
Carlsen vs H Willumsen, 2004 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 GM Keene was impressed!
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2004 
(C45) Scotch Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Lubosh Kavalek calls it "an instant classic"
E Berg vs Bareev, 2005 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C92) 1-0 Connected Passed Ps
A Volokitin vs Goldin, 2005 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Q Drops In#
R M Webb vs J Zeberski, 2004 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

French Def: Horwitz Attk. Papa-Ticulat Gambit (C00) 1-0 I'll Be
V Karasev vs G Johnsen, 2006
(C00) French Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Fianchetto Def (C60) 1-0 Ns on the 5th!
V Gashimov vs H Stevic, 2006 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 pins
Adams vs M Gurevich, 2007 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

featured in Jesus de la Villa's 100 Endgames You Must Know
Kamsky vs Bacrot, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 103 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Kennedy Var. Main Line (B00) 0-1 Stockfish
T Palmer vs K Czuhai, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Lopez Def (C33) 1-0 29.?
J D Turner vs I Ponter, 2004 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attk (B48) 1-0 29.?
I Cheparinov vs Pelletier, 2007 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 0-1 29...?
E Bakhmatov vs Tseitlin, 2007 
(B89) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. English Attk (B90) 1-0 X-ray, Gueridon#
P Peschlow vs A Donchenko, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. Bg7, Bb7 vs Bc4, Nge2 (B06) 1-0 Promotion & Mate
A Reprintsev vs E Schiller, 2004 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Delayed Alapin 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (B50) 1-0 Horwitz Bs
Timman vs C Zhu, 2005 
(B50) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Paulsen. Bastrikov Var Ponomariov Gambit (B48) 0-1
A Kornev vs J Geller, 2007 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Urusov Gambit (C24) 0-1 Accept, trade down
D Geronimi vs H Filippini, 2007 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Czech Defense: General (B07) 1-0 Lateral pin to the mate square
Lagno vs A Jakubiec, 2005 
(B07) Pirc, 22 moves, 1-0

St. George Defense: General (B00) 1-0 Pinned to mating square
T Trapp vs L Cohen-Solal, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Kaufmann Attack (C42) 0-1 White lost count
N Lakos vs Lagno, 2004 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Promotion mate is next!
A Escobar Forero vs B Miller, 2006 
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical. Main lines (B18) 1-0 24.?
Y Xu vs A Ushenina, 2006 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0
Naiditsch vs A Brkic, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Richter Var (B01) 1-0 N on 6th
B Vuckovic vs S Vukanovic, 2005
(B01) Scandinavian, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Ng5& Q fork
M Lanzani vs C Sinan Tezok, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: O'Kelly. Normal System KanLine (B28) 0-1back rank
G Thorhallsson vs J Arnason, 2004
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Defense: El Columpio Defense (B00) 0-1 diabolical
E Knesevitch vs D Martin Tarrio, 2004 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Alapin. General (B22) 0-1 Discovered Double Check
M Zumsande vs Turov, 2004
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 36 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: General (B00) 1-0 The B pair set a trap
S Collins vs S Williams, 2004 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Delayed Alapin Var (B40) 1-0 A most unique mate!
D Smerdon vs G Nakauchi, 2007 
(B40) Sicilian, 69 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Polugaevsky Variation (B42) · 0-1
Naiditsch vs Svidler, 2004 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 39 moves, 0-1

Winner of the Best Game Prize for Chess Informant 92
Ivanchuk vs Radjabov, 2004 
(B32) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian 3.c3 delayed Alapin (B30) 1-0 pickin' off Kside Ps
F Vallejo Pons vs Carlsen, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

analysis with Opening Explorer, Fritz 8 and two online sources
Anand vs Leko, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 0-1 34...?
Bachmann vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2006 
(B53) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Modern, Italian set-up (B50) 0-1 B vs R ending
E Meshcheriakova vs N Pogonina, 2006
(B50) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

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