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A is the Gambit, by Allgaier found out,
B is the Bishop, so warlike and stout;
C is our Chess – the glorious game,
D is Defeat, with its sorrow and shame;
E is the Evans, a famous attack,
F is the False-move we wish to take back;
G is a Gambit, full of startling delight,
H is the Houses of black and of white,
I is to Interpose in the midst of the fight;
J is J'adoube, which the careless must say,
K is the King, the soul of the play;
L is the López, the Gambit so old,
M is the Muzio, adventurous and bold;
N is the Notes, explaining our play,
O is the Opening, at the first of the fray;
P is a Pawn, marching boldly ahead,
Q is the Queen, mighty and dread;
R is the Rook, a warrior of weight,
S is a Stale, an unfortunate Mate;
T is a Tournay, where the weakest must yield,
U is to Unite our pawns in the field;
V is Variation, which black overlooks,
W is White, who moves first in the books;
X is Xantippe, the meanest of mates,
Y is to Yield, resigned to our fates;
Z is Zatrikiology, a game,
& an art of endurable fame.

Source: Chess Monthly, November 1860, page 348.

The Cock and the Fox

On a tree there mounted guard
A veteran cock, adroit and cunning;
When to the roots a fox up running,
Spoke thus, in tones of kind regard:
"Our quarrel, brother, "s at an end;
Henceforth I hope to live your friend;
For peace now reigns
Throughout the animal domains.
I bear the news: come down, I pray,
And give me the embrace fraternal;
And please, my brother, don't delay.
So much the tidings do concern all,
That I must spread them far today.
Now you and yours can take your walks
Without a fear or thought of hawks.
And should you clash with them or others,
In us you'll find the best of brothers; –
For which you may, this joyful night,
Your merry bonfires light.
But, first, let's seal the bliss
With one fraternal kiss."
"Good friend," the cock replied, "on my word,
A better thing I never heard;
And doubly I rejoice
To hear it from your voice;
And, really there must be something in it,
For yonder come two greyhounds, which I flatter
Myself are couriers on this very matter.
They come so fast, they'll be here in a minute.
I'll down, and all of us will seal the blessing
With general kissing and caressing."
"Adieu," said fox; "my errand's pressing;
I'll hurry on my way,
And we'll rejoice some other day."
So off the fellow scampered, quick and light,
To gain the fox-holes of a neighbouring height,
Less happy in his stratagem than flight.
The cock laughed sweetly in his sleeve; –
It's doubly sweet deceiver to deceive.

M.Hassan: <Eggman>: Scarborough Chess Club which is said to be the biggest chess club in Canada, arranges tournaments under the name of "Howard Rideout" tournaments. Is he the same Rideout that you are mentioning?. I only know that this is to commemorate "Rideout" who has been a player and probably in that club because the club is over 40 years old. This tournament is repeated year after year and at the beginning of the season when the club resumes activity after summer recession in September. Zxp

PeterB: Eggman and Mr. Hassan - you are right, Howard Ridout was a long time member of the Scarborough Chess Club! He was very active even when I joined in 1969, and was still organizing tournaments at the time of his death in the 1990s. This game is a good memorial to him! Theodorovitch was a Toronto master rated about 2250 back then, perhaps about 2350 nowadays.

Very clever "Fool's Mate" variation
J Krejcik vs NN, 1908 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

H Lehmann vs Schulz, 1950 
(A10) English, 4 moves, 1-0

just 3 Moves and white resigns
Z Djordjevic vs M Kovacevic, 1984 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 0-1

NN vs Du Mont, 1802 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Mikenas Defense (A40) 1-0 Q sac unpin, checks, pins, forks
Keene vs E Fielder, 1964  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

I'll have that!
J Richardson vs A Eva, 1939 
(B07) Pirc, 13 moves, 1-0

Glek vs I Voss, 1991 
(B40) Sicilian, 15 moves, 1-0

Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

May-23-11 Kittysafe: Averill Powers is my grandfather
A Powers vs Dake, 1937 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Szabo vs B Sooky, 1946 
(B56) Sicilian, 7 moves, 1-0

Schestakov vs Gusseinow, 1967 
(B56) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

Lusgin vs M Joffe, 1968 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

Smith Morra Gambit
M de Bolster vs NN, 1970 
(B53) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

e4 d6
G Welling vs T Veugen, 1979 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 4 moves, 1-0

Reti's Greatest Miniature
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

A Kvicala vs NN, 1869 
(B20) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Four Knights
Capablanca vs NN, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Ah, we were all cadets at one point ...
R Kohoutova vs K Stodolova, 1995 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 11 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Stafford Gambit (C42) 0-1 Correspondence
I Lowens vs Stafford, 1950 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 0-1

Greco's Mate by the Knight
NN vs Bird, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

J Shoup vs Marshall, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Q trap in Scotch
P Frazer vs Taubenhaus, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Hopscotched to Mate in 10!
B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Geller goes down after quick queen move.
K Kulaots vs J Geller, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

2 Knights
Fischer vs R Burger, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Lolli Attack (C57) 1-0Exch Sac Attk
J Balint vs Chernev, 1938 
(C57) Two Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez
Nimzowitsch vs Ryckhoff, 1910 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez
Capablanca vs L B Meyer, 1908 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

O Danchevski vs D Gjorgjieski, 2002 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Kings Gambit
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Kings Gambit
Morphy vs G W Lyttelton, 1858  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Spassky's Finest Miniature
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

develope with a threat!
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Relentless threats!!
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Morphy and the KG again!
Morphy vs NN, 1860 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

Don't pull your punches!
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

white Qn in trouble!
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 0-1

Two Knights
Tarrasch vs Landau, 1880 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Two knights
B Hoffmann vs E Heilmann, 1904 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Two knights
Spoelman vs A Bensdai, 2001 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Two Knights
B Wall vs O Rodriguez Vargas, 1979 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Morphy Magic
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Is is what is on the board that matters
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs A Bottin, 1858 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

As Black in KG
Morphy vs Maurian, 1855 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 0-1

King Gambit again!
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 16 moves, 1-0

what price a queen
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Queens Gambit
K B Finn vs W C Palmer, 1903 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Beatiful Q sac and finish
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

black Q locked out
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1911 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

"Fatal Attraction"
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Q sac, removal of guard
Teichmann vs NN, 1914 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

The Fireside Book of Chess, Game 145 p. 338, Exciting Draw
F L Vaughan vs C Purdy, 1945 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

I do love a good skewer.
Movsesian vs U Boensch, 1999 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 23 moves, 1-0

Loss by Capa to a strong but then unknown fremale player
Capablanca vs M Bain, 1933 
(C48) Four Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

Atypicl Capa...9 moves
Capablanca vs A Kramer, 1914 
(C26) Vienna, 9 moves, 0-1

Another Fine game! by Fischer.
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Fool to go "Dutch"
F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

nice way to crush the French
R Schwarz vs Labau, 1948 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

"A Fine Line"
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Old benoni
Yermolinsky vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 9 moves, 1-0

The wrong side of the KGA
F Riemann vs Anderssen, 1876 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

Talented or what
Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Tal vs L Kiriakov, 1965 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Salnikov, 1970 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

Tal vs M Strelkov, 1949 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

Tal vs J Bellon Lopez, 1970 
(B30) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Vaganian, 1973 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Tarrasch Def: Two Knights Var (D32) 1-0 Blindfold simul record
Koltanowski vs Lamb, 1937 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 12 moves, 1-0

No Q sac- this game didn't get the publicity that Pillsbury did
Gossip vs J M Hanham, 1889 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Lisitsyn Gambit Deferred (A04) 1-0 Dbl B#
R Martyr vs C Shaw, 2022 
(A04) Reti Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

The first rule of thumb - there are no rules of thumb.
NN vs Pandolfini, 1967 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 6 moves, 0-1

NN vs E Fossan, 1991 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio vs Lasker's NY System (A15) 1-0 Single-Double P thrust
Euwe vs J Graafland, 1925 
(A15) English, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: General 3...Bd6?! (C60) 1-0 N on the 6th
Torre vs Little, 1924 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange Var (D85) 0-1 Free isn't always free
M Hockx vs Pieter Baltus, 1993 
(D85) Grunfeld, 16 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Marshall Gambit (D31) 1-0 delayed fishin' pole
F Rhine vs NN, 2022 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Dbl P Sac (C44) 0-1 Siberian Trap
Marshall vs J Hopkins, 1916 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Potter Variation (C45) 0-1 Deluxe Legall's Mate!
Van der Wiel vs M Warmerdam, 2019 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knights Defense (C55) 1-0 Pin to win
P Kerkovius vs A Mandelbaum, 1894 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

"Running into the Stonewall"
Gruenfeld vs Torre, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 13 moves, 0-1

At the time of this game, Botvinnik was 13 years old
G Abramovic vs Botvinnik, 1924 
(A80) Dutch, 17 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: General (C44) 1-0 N invades, BxNh6
M Fernandez Alachan vs R Msiska, 2014 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Hanham Var (C41) 1-0 Bxf7+ KxB, Nxe5+ pin
P Skatchkov vs K Krovelschikov, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Maddigan Gambit (A45) 1-0 A knight on the rim is d
A Roesch vs R Ruessel, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Nxf7
W H Pratten vs C Damant, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 0-1zwischenzug + is refuted!
W Wittig vs S Gelzenleichter, 1987 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 7 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 Corresp catch a N
M Ale vs Jan Geus, 1983 
(C28) Vienna Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit exd4? (C45) 1-0 Bxf7+ KxBf7
Tarrasch vs NN, 1880 
(C45) Scotch Game, 11 moves, 1-0

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