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ySome Special Games Found by Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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Some are just sorta ordinary games by star players.

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.

Notes by Irving Chernev. White changes mating squares!
Steinitz vs Van der Meden, 1865  
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

How to win with the Maroczy Bind
Smyslov vs L Karlsson, 1982 
(A04) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening Symmetrical Defense (A05) 1-0 2 Hogs on the 7th
Smyslov vs Stahlberg, 1956 
(A05) Reti Opening, 78 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake Variation (A10) 1-0 Q trap
Smyslov vs S Schweber, 1966 
(A10) English, 30 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Safe & sound
Smyslov vs Gheorghiu, 1967 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. Hedgehog (A17) 1-0 Spearhead
Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 0-1

King's English. Reversed Sic (A21)Remarkable little-known game!
Smyslov vs Keres, 1953 
(A21) English, 92 moves, 1-0

Game 83: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Smyslov sees at once the c4 weakness
Portisch vs Smyslov, 1971 
(A81) Dutch, 37 moves, 0-1

Dutch Semi-Leningrad (A81) 1-0 Black K walked up into mate in 1
Smyslov vs Oll, 1993 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 54: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 35 moves, 1-0

"The World Chess Championships of 1957 & 1958" - Harry Golombek
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B25) 1-0 Missed combo
Smyslov vs Larsen, 1958 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze (B36) 1-0 Pin
Smyslov vs Korchnoi, 1961 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern (B42) 1-0 Zugzwang finale
Smyslov vs V Eingorn, 1988 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 19: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov ...d5 pawn sac
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1949 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 46 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer. Advance (C19) 1-0 Well done~
Smyslov vs Letelier, 1950 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish Classical, Central Var (C64) 1-0...d5 blunder, f7 crush
Smyslov vs Barcza, 1952 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Veresov Attack. Two Knights 4.Nf3 (D01) 0-1Shift Kside to Qside
C Hoi vs Smyslov, 1985 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Alekhine Def (D22) 0-1 2 connected Ps
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 0-1

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. ML (D42) 1-0 The Old Lion Strikes Again!
Smyslov vs Ribli, 1983 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1-0

Road to the Championship - Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs Bronstein, 1950 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 55 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Spassky Var (D87) 0-1 Smash the center
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1959 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed (E01) 1-0 Zwischenzug capture w/check
Smyslov vs L Prins, 1952 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 16 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Wade-Smyslov Var (E11) 0-1 Lost pawn plus
K Spraggett vs Smyslov, 1985 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 14 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Wade-Smyslov Variation (E11) 0-1 K attack
Browne vs Smyslov, 1982 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

QID Nimzowitsch Quiet Line (E15) 0-1 Deflection combination
Uhlmann vs Smyslov, 1956 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

One of Vassily Smyslov's greatest games!!
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 79: My Great Predecessors Vol. 3 by Garry Kasparov
Spassky vs Fischer, 1970 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 241 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 109: Russians versus Fischer
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 56 moves, 1-0

Snatching away the queen in Fischer's favorite Poisoned Pawn.
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

World Championship Match (1972) 0-1, 0 moves. No show.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 0-1

No brakes on this attack from Spassky
Spassky vs N Rashkovsky, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

EG: Instructive Good vs Bad Bishop Ending
Spassky vs R Byrne, 1974 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 59 moves, 1-0

Pirc Austrian Attack. Weiss Var(B09)1-0 Well played by Spassky
Spassky vs Kavalek, 1977 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Spassky fires off a kingside attack
Spassky vs Timman, 1977 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nimzowitsch Exchange Var (B29) 1-0Sacrifices all over
H Seidman vs Santasiere, 1939 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer (B39) 0-1
Spassky vs Savon, 1973 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 62 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Def Exchange (E11) 0-1 Lovely & Unexpected #Combo
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0Masterpiece! See Nunn's book
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1985 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch Var (E80) 1-0 N sac, Q trap, Exchange sac
Spassky vs H Pfleger, 1986 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 1-0 Stuffed full of pawns
Spassky vs Lobron, 1987 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 351 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Gufeld, 1988 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. ML (D27)1-0 One exchange sac bests the other
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 50 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. ML (D27)1/2- On a knife's edge
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA Classical Def. ML (D27) 1/2- Draw offer move 14
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA Classical Def. ML (D27) 1/2- Lots of horse hoppin'
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky's 36. Kf3!! starts the King's march to victory
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 58 moves, 1-0

Creepy Crawly Formation: Classical Def(A00) 0-1Bad N vs Good N
M Basman vs Speelman, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening (A00) 0-1 The f-pawn will stroll in
Reti vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Nice tactics, lawn mower mate
Santasiere vs F Reinfeld, 1937 
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 0-1 Rob the pin, form batteries
Hodgson vs Short, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Sweet decoy sacrifice
Sokolsky vs G Krupsky, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening / KIA (A00) 0-1Clearance Sac into Lawnmower #
Velimirovic vs S Skembris, 1997 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Grob Opening: Keene Defense (A00) 1-0, 27 moves; smothered #
S Sloan vs Gina Sanchez, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Earliest piece sac in the DB (exchange sac on move 2)
A Smirnov vs V Shepelev, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 0-1Passed pawn, open file
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Symmetrical (A01) 1-0 More pawns matter
Sadler vs Kudrin, 1988 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

How not to play 1.b3; nice Dovetail Mate
J Bellon Lopez vs Smejkal, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 34 in Steve Giddins' 50 Essential Chess Lessons
Hodgson vs Short, 1987 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 62 moves, 0-1

Leningrad Bird (A02) 0-1 W is missing his teeth!
R Diabi vs Short, 1983
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Accelerated Dragon (Foxy video #104) by Andrew Martin
Furman vs Spassky, 1957 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Quite instructive basic Knight endgame tactics.
Barcza vs Simagin, 1949 
(A04) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Polish, Zukertort System (A04) 1-0 Battery on long diagonal
Santasiere vs R Draxl, 1960 
(A04) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Take the Hippo seriously; W gets fortunate windmill perpetual
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening: Zukertort (A04) 1-0 Hog on the 7th
Santasiere vs A J Fink, 1946 
(A04) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Zukertort System vs Slav (A04) 1-0 Lawn mower
Santasiere vs S E Almgren, 1948 
(A04) Reti Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

KIA: Smyslov Var/Delayed Polish (A05) 1-0 Pin to win!
Stein vs Barczay, 1967 
(A05) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Dbl Fio (A07) 1-0 White Q sac & connected rooks
Stein vs Sokolsky, 1960 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

P. 154, King's Indian ATTACK by J. Emms
Fedorov vs Suetin, 1992
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Closed Sicilian (B25) 1-0 Maurading Q check and fork
Spassky vs N Miezis, 1998
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

KIA/Sicilian Closed (A07) 1-0 Impressive Discovery/Interference
K Shanava vs N Umudova, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio Reti, Sicilian Var (A08) 0-1 Demonic Decoy Sacrifice
Forintos vs Spassky, 1960 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Sicilian c5, d5, e5 (A08) 1-0 W counter offers
Stein vs L Zinn, 1961 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening (A09) 0-1 The Black kNight dies a hero!
T Hillarp Persson vs I Sokolov, 2009 
(A09) Reti Opening, 59 moves, 0-1

English O (A10) 0-1 Adorjan walks into Spassky's trap
Adorjan vs Spassky, 1982 
(A10) English, 23 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Great Snake (A10) 0-1 Keep the pieces coming
I Zilber vs Suetin, 1957 
(A10) English, 17 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Adorjan Defense (A10) 0-1 Forking N+ next
Kholmov vs Sax, 1976 
(A10) English, 19 moves, 0-1

English Opening (A10) 0-1 The temptation here...
J D Thornton vs L Sanchez, 2012 
(A10) English, 23 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Defense (A13) 1-0 Horseplay
I Snape vs M Steadman, 2001
(A13) English, 21 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13)0-1 67 aint old
Kovalenko vs Sveshnikov, 2017 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 0-1

English Anglo-Indian Def. QID Formation (A15) 1/2- KxQStalemate
Ribli vs Spassky, 1985 
(A15) English, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 50: Leonid Stein - Master of Attack
Stein vs Smyslov, 1972 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. Hedgehog (A17) 1-0 Castled into it
Seirawan vs M Wiedenkeller, 1979 
(A17) English, 36 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

100 best games of 20th century by Andrew Soltis
G Stoltz vs H Steiner, 1952 
(A21) English, 34 moves, 1-0

A stupendous attacking gem by Shirov; N sac pays off big!
F Tahirov vs Shirov, 2007 
(A21) English, 21 moves, 0-1

"Winning Chess Strategies" by Yasser Seirawan; Botvinnik System
Seirawan vs M Vukic, 1979 
(A16) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 4, p. 30 in the book Power Mates by Bruce Pandolfini.
M Stean vs Sax, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 21 moves, 0-1

An X-Ray tactic protects the Black kNight to arrange Hook Mate
Svidler vs Gelfand, 2009 
(A28) English, 56 moves, 0-1

Game 6 in Chess Duels by Yasser Seirawan
Seirawan vs Tal, 1980 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 57 moves, 1-0

Second of three English from 1843
Staunton vs Saint-Amant, 1843 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Three Knights (A34) 1-0 Tempting
Seirawan vs A Kuligowski, 1983 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

One of three English from 1843
Staunton vs Saint-Amant, 1843 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Def: Q Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 0-1 Remove the Guard, promo
Birbrager vs Suetin, 1964 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Rossolimo Var (A41) 1-0Blitz; Pin, Remove Defender
So vs Kasparov, 2016 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 25 moves, 1-0

G432 of 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower/du Mont
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 0-1

Old Benoni. Schmid Var (A43) 0-1 Bishop to the 3rd rank!
C Hayes vs L Schmid, 1954 
(A43) Old Benoni, 27 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

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Which Q rules the Qside?
Spassky vs V Osnos, 1963 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Anthony Santasiere (1904-1977) Colle Zuk vs Small Cntr; Q sac
Santasiere vs B Blumin, 1939 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 67: "Leonid Stein - Master of Attack" by GM Raymond Keene.
E Poltoranov vs Stein, 1955 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 25 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation (A52) 0-1 Crazed Knights!
Euwe vs Spielmann, 1922 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

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

Budapest Def: Adler Var (A52) 1-0 Open g-file heavy artillery
G Sigurjonsson vs A S Segal, 1968 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def (A53)1-0 Space gains material advantage, passer
Salwe vs Tartakower, 1910 
(A53) Old Indian, 61 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 1-0 Remove the Guard
S Savchenko vs Savon, 1999 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 19 moves, 1-0

Czech Benoni Defense (A56) 1-0 R sacs, Centralize, Connected Ps
Spassky vs Ghitescu, 1967 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Now this is a game! Psycho attack! Steely defense!
Lautier vs Seirawan, 1991 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 57 moves, 0-1

Czech Benoni Defense (A56) 1-0 N sac for 2 connected passers
So vs D Flores, 2010 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov, Game 19
Shirov vs A Hauchard, 1990 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Try to solve 40...? Black to play and win. It's not too hard.
Tal vs Spassky, 1954 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Show Stopa
J Stopa vs D Kuljasevic, 2007 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Variation (A67) 1-0 Pins
I Sokolov vs Topalov, 1996 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. 4 Pawns Attack. ML (A69) 1-0 Fightin' chess indeed!
Szabo vs Timman, 1975 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

Andrew Greet "GibTelecom Chess Festival", "CHESS", April 2008.
A Stefanova vs M Gurevich, 2008 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton G. (A83) 1-0 Simple yet effective, intermezzo+
A Stefanova vs R Tozer, 1997 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Dutch Rubinstein (A84) 0-1 Rudolf Spielmann (1883-1942)
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 42 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

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian Advance 3.e5 (B00) 1-0 Bold Q sac
Smagin vs Sahovic, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. Icelandic-Palme G. (B01)0-1 All3 heavy pieces
A Sokolov vs Speelman, 1988 
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr ML 8.Nd5 Mieses Var (B01) 1-0 Rxg7!
Shirov vs Salov, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Center Counter (B01) 1-0 Simple white development to pawn race
Short vs Salov, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 63 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Modern Variation (B01) 1-0 Dbl Rooks
So vs D Laylo, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 51 moves, 1-0

3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 1-0 Nice sacs here
Sutovsky vs K Spraggett, 2015 
(B01) Scandinavian, 33 moves, 1-0

Lothar Maximilian Lorenz Schmid (1929-)
G Gibbs vs L Schmid, 1968 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Steiner Var (B02) 1-0 What a hurricane attack!
R H Steinmeyer vs N Bernstein, 1944 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

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 Defense: Four Pawns Attack (B03) 0-1 Stunning combo!
J Vetemaa vs Shabalov, 1986 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

From Charles Dickens' novel "A Tale of Two Cities".
G Shahade vs L Times, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Koningswandeling van Nigel Short
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 60 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Ufimtsev, 1958 
(B06) Robatsch, 27 moves, 1-0

150A f3, g4 vs Modern Dbl Elongated Fio (B06) 1-0 Nxe6+ sac
Short vs Kavalek, 1986 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 50 in Chess Duels by GM Yasser Seirawan
Karpov vs Seirawan, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 82 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense Bg7, Nh6 (B06) 1/2- Q kept perpetual threat & +
I Stohl vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Defense 2.h4 h5 (B06) 1-0 Transposes to KID Saemisch
Spassky vs J A G Rodriguez, 1986 
(B06) Robatsch, 43 moves, 1-0

150A Pirc Dbl Fio Ng4 (B06) 1-0 Up the exchange & a pawn
Short vs Beliavsky, 1997 
(B07) Pirc, 42 moves, 1-0

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07) 1-0 Very clever!
Speelman vs Azmaiparashvili, 1994 
(B07) Pirc, 42 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

Game 14: The Art of Logical Thinking by Neil McDonald
V Kovacevic vs Seirawan, 1980 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Byrne Var (B07) 1-0 Ending: B&N beat R
Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 1-0

Pirc vs 150A no BxBg7. Sveshnikov-Jansa (B07) 1-0 Big space
Svidler vs Ivanchuk, 2006 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

Pirc vs 150A w/Bh6 Bh8. Sveshnikov-Jansa (B07) 1-0 cross pin
Short vs M Gurevich, 1990 
(B07) Pirc, 62 moves, 1-0

Crossfire and Ng5 positioned to bust up Black's fianchetto
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p.75-78
A Tsvetkov vs Smyslov, 1947 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 64 moves, 0-1

Game 163 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Parma, 1966
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Classical. Quiet System Czech Defense (B08) 1-0
J Salisbury vs J G Ludwig, 2012 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

The theoretically most important game of the first half of 1988
Sax vs Seirawan, 1988 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

CHESS: 5334 Problems, Combinations and Games as #4670 on p. 868
Stein vs V Liberzon, 1965 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 168 in Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by G. Burgess
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs M Walter, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern Var (B10) 1-0 Black Q trap
J Snowden vs S Chevannes, 2006 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 19 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short (B12) 0-1 Twenty something combo
Short vs Seirawan, 1992 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Watson's Mastering the Chess Openings I, Ch. 3, p. 54 P Chains
Short vs Seirawan, 1990
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 60 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attk (B12) 1-0 Activate a pesky N
Short vs Seirawan, 1989 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

British Ch., Edinburgh, 1985. Speelman won the tournament.
Chandler vs Speelman, 1985 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Advance (B12) 1-0 What to play after 25...Bd3?
Svidler vs Shirov, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Advance. Tal Variation (B12) 1-0 Rip open the center
Sax vs E Hermansson, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack (B12) 1-0 Exposed K
Shirov vs Karpov, 1999 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack Bishop Hunt (B12) 1-0
Shirov vs Topalov, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Adv. Short (B12) 0-1 Held hostage by supported passer
Movsesian vs Svidler, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 64 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1/2-1/2Lively, missed chance
Svidler vs So, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1/2-1/2 g-file tussle
Spielmann vs Saemisch, 1920
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0Unusual Smothered Mate
Sveshnikov vs I Ivanov, 1976 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Checks trap Black Q
W Schmidt vs C Maalouf, 1961 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 18 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 Def. Main Line (B15) 1-0 Super sacrificial finish!!
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Smyslov Main Line (B17) 1-0 Rxg7 sets the fire
Shamkovich vs Kholmov, 1961 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0 A Masterpiece
Simagin vs Petrosian, 1956 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Classical 5.Bd3?! (B18) 1-0 Gambit per Tarrasch
O Sarapu vs H Matthai, 1948 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Variation (B20) 1-0 Threats and counters
Spassky vs K Wockenfuss, 1981 
(B20) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

SWG, Marshall Var (B20) 1-0 N outpost and Q on 7th
Spielmann vs Saemisch, 1925 
(B20) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

SWG, Carlsbad Var (B20) 1-0 Both Ks exposed to check before 0-0
Spielmann vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B20) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1-0

Early sac Nd5 in the Sicilian Chameleon leads to Q trap.
Smirin vs Gelfand, 1987 
(B20) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

SWG, Spielmann tries to give away his Knight & Queen for free.
Spielmann vs Grob, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

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

Munich 1926- first brilliancy prize
Spielmann vs H Gebhard-Elsass, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 Qe4 has no escape square
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1843 
(B20) Sicilian, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian McDonnell Attack. Tal Gambit (B21) 1-0 Centralized N
Short vs Kasparov, 1990 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 52 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, McDonnell Attack 2.f4 (B21) 1-0 Youth w/Qside passer
So vs Caruana, 2004 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 (B22) 0-1 Watch out for B+N from same side
Zakar vs Szabo, 1933 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B22) 1-0 3 pieces for Q, control cnter
Smagin vs S Semkov, 1988
(B40) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Alapin Sicilian. Barmen Defense Modern Line (B22) 1/2-1/2
Smyslov vs REBEL, 2000 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sic Alapin B22 This "missing" game was found by Vlastimil Fiala
Nimzowitsch vs Schlechter, 1905 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 0-1

Sic 2.c3 Alapin, Stoltz Attack (B22) 1-0 Fabulous penetration
Stripunsky vs N Managadze, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin Barmen Def vs 5.Be3 (B22)0-1 0-0-0 swiss cheese
Sengupta vs S P Sethuraman, 2013 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed f4-Nf3-Bc4 (B23) 1-0 Video link
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed, Traditional (B23) 1-0 "Emil Fit For A King"
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

#68: 100 Best Chess Games of the 20th Century-RANKED!
Smyslov vs Kotov, 1943 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 0-1 Black tears up Qside
Spassky vs Sax, 1989
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B25) 1-0 Kingside attack
Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Botvinnik Def I Edge (B25) 1-0 Open g-file
Short vs C Zhu, 2002
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 8...f6 9.Nc7+
Smirin vs Y Afek, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 King Hunt by the Queen
Smirin vs Avrukh, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Pin win
Shirov vs Bareev, 1993 
(B32) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Knights in the promotion game
Liu Qingnan vs Short, 2012 
(B32) Sicilian, 51 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Castle by hand
F Vallejo Pons vs Shirov, 2002 
(B32) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer (B39) 0-1
V Byvshev vs Simagin, 1952 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 69 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B40) 1/2-1/2
Saemisch vs Spielmann, 1928
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian, French Var (B40) 1-0 Smothered Mate, good as it gets
H Pollmaecher vs A Saalbach, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Modern (B42) 1-0 About to discover check
Stein vs Portisch, 1962 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Slam ahead to the King!
Smagin vs S Salov, 1984 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 0-1 Extra piece
Timman vs I Sokolov, 1997 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 29 moves, 0-1

Shabalov and Shirov are the living remnants of Tal.
Shabalov vs Stripunsky, 2010 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B44) 0-1 White's Kside catches fire
E Grant vs Salov, 1983 
(B44) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Four Knights. Exchange (B45) 0-1En prise interference
Rublevsky vs Shirov, 1992 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, 4Knights Var (B45) 0-1 Don't QUIT! BS became a WC
Spassky vs Rodgaisky, 1948 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 8 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Four Knights. Exchange (B45) 0-1 Failed N sacrifice
L Schmidt vs Lasker, 1901 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 8: Understanding Chess: Move By Move - John Nunn
Shirov vs D Reinderman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Battle for center; skewer+ next
Shirov vs Mamedyarov, 2008 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 All kinds of trouble
Spoelman vs M van der Werf, 2003 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Short slays Sicilian with Queen sac on h7
Short vs J Ye, 2004 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Sic Paulsen. Bastrikov Var English Attack (B48) 0-1 1st W@Cor
Nijboer vs So, 2009 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 67 moves, 0-1

Game 56 in Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov
Shirov vs Benjamin, 1994 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 4.Qc2?! (B50) 0-1 Bronstein's creativity fizzles
Bronstein vs Stein, 1965 
(B50) Sicilian, 56 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Delayed Alapin/KIA (B50) 1/2-1/2 Mutual overlook
J Emma vs Stein, 1966 
(B50) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Sicilian Classical (B56) 1-0 Smothered N+ on 6th nets Black Q
E Szalanczy vs A Wallner, 1982 
(B56) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Modern Var (B56) 1-0 Common trap in the Sicilian
Szabo vs B Sooky, 1946 
(B56) Sicilian, 7 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

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B65) 1-0 Aggressive center
Stein vs V Osnos, 1959 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 24 moves, 1-0

Sic Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1-0 Both 0-0-0, Decoy, Pin
So vs Sasikiran, 2011 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack (B76) 0-1 Exchange sacrifice
Panov vs Simagin, 1943 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack Perenyi Gambit (B81) 1-0
Shirov vs Topalov, 2001 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 24 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 Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 1-0Impressive; w/great ease
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical(B84) 1-0Brave Ns, Connected Ps
Shirov vs Polgar, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

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. ML (B89) 1-0 Smashin' Sac Attack
A Sokolov vs Salov, 1983 
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Sic ScheveningenPerenyi Gambit (B90) 1/2-1/2 Why not take Knt?
Shirov vs Polgar, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

sicilijanka koju želim igrati
Short vs Kasparov, 1987 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 45 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf Adams Attack (B90) 1-0Declined R sac offer forks
So vs M Leon Hoyos, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf Adams Attack (B90) 1-0 Open h-file, long diagonal
So vs R Gao, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90) 1-0 6.Qf3?! works
Short vs N Grandelius, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B92) 1-0 Shake or no?! Instructive EG X$ end
Short vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

Game 22, Move by Move - Spassky (Franco)
Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1958 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Ah yes, the old e5 / Ne4 trick
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Stean wins the Brilliancy prize by crushing Browne
M Stean vs Browne, 1974 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Brilliancy prize
Simagin vs Stein, 1961 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 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

Sicilian Najdorf (B98) 0-1 Who arrives first? The Q sac does!
Jansa vs Smejkal, 1969 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Najdorf. Traditional Line (B98) 1-0 Body-Head!
B Savchenko vs V Nedilko, 2010 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf ML (B99) 0-1 N outpost-->fork, Q sac, B pin
J Saksis vs Shirov, 1985 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 37 moves, 0-1

French Defense; Schlechter variation as White
Schlechter vs Showalter, 1898 
(C00) French Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

French, King's Indian Attack (C00) 1-0 Pinned to mating square
Shirov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 0-1 EG race
C W Baker vs Summerscale, 2001
(C00) French Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

French Defense (C00) 1-0 Great Brilliancy Prize Game
E Steiner vs Tartakower, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 1-0N sac, RxR+ deflects Black Q, then Qh2
Howard Staunton / NN vs J Loewenthal / J Cunningham, 1856 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 1-0 Efficient White play
Short vs G Seletsky, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Svenonius Var (C01) 1-0 Critical pin vs Nf6
Spielmann vs R Wahle, 1926 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

45.Bc5! Zugzwang!
K Spraggett vs G Glen, 1975 
(C02) French, Advance, 45 moves, 1-0

French Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1 Heavy pieces snatch Ps
Khalifman vs Short, 2001
(C02) French, Advance, 48 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.a3 a5 Wade Var (C02) 1-0 Passer promotes
Svidler vs S Volkov, 2003 
(C02) French, Advance, 54 moves, 1-0

French Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1 Yaz pulled the rug out
K Mokry vs Seirawan, 1978 
(C02) French, Advance, 34 moves, 0-1

Black has a two move checkmate but no time.
M R Sangeetha vs S Dhar, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Var (C10) 1-0 Q gets snarred pawn grabbing
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 11, Petrosian leads 6 1/2-4 1/2
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

French, Fort Knox ...Bd7 line (C10) 0-1 Classic game by Spassky
Spassky vs O'Kelly, 1969 
(C10) French, 44 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs R L'hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Exposed files
Svidler vs Bareev, 2004 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1-0

Friedrich Sämisch (1896-1975)
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Kasparov Attack(C10) 1-0Sac attack, Q on 7th
So vs V Akobian, 2016 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Precision
Spassky vs Y Porat, 1968 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 176: Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1967 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1/2- 1Rook vs 3Pawns
Anand vs Shirov, 2001 
(C11) French, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0 Shrewd sacs
L Hazai vs W Schmidt, 1975 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0 Survive to thrive
Svidler vs A Riazantsev, 2008 
(C11) French, 38 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 Good vs Bad light Bishop
Svidler vs Y Hou, 2009 
(C11) French, 64 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 R trap forces exchg
So vs G Meier, 2012 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Schlecter's Gems
Schlechter vs S A Wolf, 1894 
(C13) French, 16 moves, 1-0

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Spielmann (C13) 1-0Deflections
Sax vs J H Donner, 1976 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 0-1 Heavy weights
Reti vs Spielmann, 1919 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 1-0 So creative
So vs M Prusikin, 2006 
(C14) French, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

Sutovsky wins fine rook ending with extra pawn from reloader
Sutovsky vs Sakaev, 2001 
(C14) French, Classical, 63 moves, 1-0

French Winawer Petrosian Var (C16) 0-1R decoy sac, Discovered+
Velimirovic vs Szabo, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 54: Take My Rooks by Minev and Seirawan
Saemisch vs NN, 1934
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 1-0 Surprise B sac opens chain
Stein vs Petrosian, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

Amazing king hunt by 10 year old Short
S J Hooker vs Short, 1975 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 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

"Leonid Stein - Master of Attack" by GM Raymond Keene.
Stein vs S Schweber, 1966 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 46 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Bxf7+ Unpin, QxQ decoy, N+ fork
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1560 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez de Segura (1530-1580)
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1560 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game: General (C20) 1-0 Fine positional chess
Somacarana vs Cochrane, 1856 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 1-0 Nf6 Block
Shabalov vs A Ivanov, 1994 
(C22) Center Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 1-0 Kside pawn roller
Shabalov vs I Shliperman, 1995 
(C22) Center Game, 33 moves, 1-0

The best Steinitz sacrifice! Every type of unit involved!
M Hewitt vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Paulsen Var(C25) 1-0Castle, attack opposite wings
A Soltis vs Romanishin, 1989 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game (C25) 0-1 Clear the way!
K Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C27) Vienna Game, 31 moves, 0-1

Vienna G. Hamppe Allgaier G. (C25) 1-0 Remove & Clear
Shulman vs Marciano, 1997 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Knight Var (C25) 1-0 Can opener
Steinitz vs NN, 1860 
(C25) Vienna, 12 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Stanley Var. Reversed Spanish (C26) 1-0 Both offer
Santasiere vs W Adams, 1946 
(C26) Vienna, 10 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening, Vienna Hybrid, KGD: GOD 06/04/2007
So vs F El Taher, 2006 
(C26) Vienna, 22 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C27) 1-0White will win a piece
Santasiere vs A Sandrin, 1946 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Schlecter played viciously! Knights thump the bishop pair.
Schlechter vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C28) Vienna Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1-0 Spielmann's Best Game
Spielmann vs Vidmar, 1926 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Breyer Var (C29) 1-0 W is all up in there!
Spielmann vs P Johner, 1922 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Game 211 in 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Spielmann vs Maroczy, 1922 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Schlechter's king takes a walk, but Herzfeld's is mated.
Schlechter vs Herzfeld, 1893 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 17 Sharp tactics
Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Kaufmann Var (C29) 1-0 Greek gift, Kside attack
Spielmann vs Constantin Haralds, 1919 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 Coordinate the heavy pieces
Spassky vs J J Martinez, 1991 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

G70 in Elements of Combination Play in Chess by Fred Reinfeld
Spielmann vs Hromadka, 1922 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32) 1-0 Mudslide
Spassky vs P Limbos, 1962
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Old Line(C32) 1-0Pin # square
Santasiere vs N Bakos, 1949 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG Charousek Gambit Old Line (C32) 1-0Nice Qside attk
Spielmann vs E Wadling, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek G. Accepted (C32) 1-0 He earned it.
Short vs Karjakin, 2008 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 94 moves, 1-0

KGA, Breyer Gambit (C33) 1-0 Not easy to see the compensation!
Spielmann vs J Moeller, 1920 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Variation (C33) 1/2-1/2
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1999 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

KG Accepted. Bishop's G. Bogoljubow (C33) 1-0 EG Qside majority
Spassky vs M Nurmamedov, 1960 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Mason-Keres Gambit 3.Nc3 (C33) 1-0 Difficult
Spassky vs Furman, 1959 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

4...b5?! Popular line mid-1800s ~Kieseritsky's Immortal Game L
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

Spassky playing the Fisher Defense to the KG -- oh the irony.
O Popovych vs Spassky, 1986 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 39 moves, 0-1

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0 Young Boris' secret weapon
Spassky vs Averbakh, 1955 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

KGA Fischer Defense (C34) 1-0 Dual promotions
Spassky vs Karpov, 1982 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 84 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Becker Defense (C34) 1-0 0-0-0!
Shulman vs E Formanek, 2007 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Cunningham Def. 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.e5 (C35) 1-0 Rs Rule
Spassky vs Kholmov, 1964 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 25 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Cunningham Defense (C35) 1/2-1/2
Spassky vs V Liberzon, 1960 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Defense / Modern Def (C36) 0-1
Hartston vs Spassky, 1965 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

So good it appears in a James Bond 007 movie.
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

La ventaja en espacio y su derivado en el ataque
Spielmann vs Gruenfeld, 1922 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

A brilliant attacking game by Shirov in the Muzio Gambit!
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Muzio Gambit Sarratt Def (C37) 1-0 Parry the back rank mate
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1878 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

10.Ne5!! This game is a BLAST!!
Staunton vs NN, 1840 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

KGA Traditional 4...Bg7 (C38) 0-1Black battery down h-file w/Ns
J Szekely vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

This game initiated Fischer's 'refutation' to the King's Gambit
Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

KGA. Allgaier Gambit Urusov Attack (C39) 1-0 land, sea & air!!
Spielmann vs M Elyashiv, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Leonhardt Var (C40)1-0 2 big threats
Smyslov vs M Kamyshov, 1945 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit (C40) 1-0 Cross-pin again!
W Schelfhout vs NN, 1910 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

The Original Legall's Mate (w/Disputed Facts)
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 LPDOs in the Shooting Gallery
G Salmon vs I Szabo, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 5.g4 Shirov Gambit (C41) 1-0 Ks on orignal squares
Shirov vs L Cyborowski, 2008 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. (C41) 1-0 Richard Taylor liked the ending!
Sveshnikov vs J Stocek, 2000 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 76 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange Var (C41) 1-0 Brilliant combination
Spassky vs Kholmov, 1971 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 5...Be6 6.Bd3(C42) 1-0Pin
K Shirazi vs G Lane, 1983 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 6.dxc5 (C42) 0-1Fast time
Short vs Shirov, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center Var (C42) 1-0 Up 3 pawns
Stellwagen vs I Smirnov, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Var (C42) 1-0 Photo
Svidler vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 70 moves, 1-0

Round 14: Svidler 8 1/2, Anand 8 1/2
Svidler vs Anand, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch (C42) 1-0 Q+ & fork R
Shirov vs Smeets, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Attack (C43) 1-0 In control
Suetin vs J Bademian Orchanian, 1954 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Saratt Var (C44) 1-0 Resembles Jerome Gambit
Shumov vs C Jaenisch, 1850 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Declined (C44) 1-0 JHB # pattern
O Sarapu vs Z Frankel, 1962 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Steinitz Var (C44) 1-0 R sac opens file for R
Showalter vs Pillsbury, 1894 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Advance Var (C45) 0-1 White to lose his Rh1.
H Huenerkopf vs Spassky, 1984 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Three Knights /Scotch (C46) 0-1Crossfire b-file & long diagonal
V Lyublinsky vs Simagin, 1939 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Scotch 4 Knights, Schmid Gambit (C47) 0-1 Double Desperados
Bogoljubov vs L Schmid, 1949 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

4Knights, Halloween Gambit (C47) 1-0 A brief but bloody game
P Schoupal vs J Spalek, 2004 
(C46) Three Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted (C47) 1-0 Sting like Wesley
So vs C Li, 2006 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical (C48) 1-0 Look deeply
Short vs Adams, 1991 
(C48) Four Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1-0 Missing theory
Short vs L'Ami, 2009 
(C48) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Passer
Short vs Speelman, 1991 
(C49) Four Knights, 47 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit Accepted?! (C50) 1-0
Franz Schett vs B Schoerghuber, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. ML (C51) 1-0 Q sac, got her back
Steinitz vs P Duffy, 1865 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Evans G. Goering Attack (C51) 1-0Incredible K hunt; mate in 13!
Schiffers vs Nolde, 1872 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. ML (C51) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy next
Napoleao dos Santos vs J Caldas Vianna, 1880 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware Def (C51) 1-0 Nxf7+ sac, discovery+
H Seidman vs A Mengarini, 1951
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Compromised Def (C52) 1-0 Pin, R sac, K chase
Steinitz vs H Strauss, 1860 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 1-0 Q sac, Disc Dbl ++
Steinitz vs E Pilhal, 1860 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Staunton's Mona Lisa C52 1-0 19
Staunton vs Cochrane, 1842 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Tarrasch (C53) 1-0Rob the pin, hit the 7th!
Spielmann vs Eliskases, 1936 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 47 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

Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) ·
Shankland vs Sevian, 2015 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Battle at Hastings! (One of the most far-sighted combos.)
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Long Tall Salwe. A great swindle.
Znosko-Borovsky vs Salwe, 1907 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Emmanuel Schiffers (1850-1904) Brilliancy Prize
Schiffers vs Harmonist, 1887 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 9: 500 Master Games - Book 1 (Tartakower/du Mont)
Spielmann vs Duras, 1907 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knights Def. Perreux Variation (C55) 1-0Which one?
Schiffers vs E Schallopp, 1887 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 70 moves, 1-0

Great combination staring down the jaws of defeat!
V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Double Rs Sac
Speelman vs J T Fletcher, 1969 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2Knights Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 DK analysis
Shirov vs S Sulskis, 2014 
(C57) Two Knights, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 Kside attack
Reti vs Spielmann, 1913 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Spanish Steinitz Defense (C62) 1-0 A Knight on the 6th...
L Schmid vs Welz, 1945 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Classical. Zukertort Gambit (C64) 0-1 Gain time on Q
Gipslis vs Spassky, 1959 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 22 moves, 0-1

Emil Schallopp (1843-1919)
Gunsberg vs E Schallopp, 1886 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

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, Berlin Def. Hedgehog (C66)0-1 a-pawn is the difference
Schiffers vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

Short's passed pawns are tall indeed!
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 61 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1 3 decoy sacs
R Lau vs Smagin, 1990 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. Berlin Wall J. Rogers Line (C67) 1-0
Shirov vs A Volokitin, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Exchange Var. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 P fork backfires
Piotrowski vs J Sokolow, 1971 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

Not that knight?The other one?Not that queen?No, the other one?
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 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

Game 122: Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Geller vs Spassky, 1964 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 30 moves, 0-1

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, Closed. Kecskemet Var (C75) 1-0A bit like a Greek Gift
L Schmid vs K Gumprich, 1950 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 30 moves, 1-0

Scene in Stanley Kubrick's movie "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var(C77) 0-1Black sacs 3Qs!
V Gunina vs Sevian, 2015 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Archangelsk (C78) 0-1 Best R wins
G Astrom vs Shirov, 1989 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1/2-1/2 Novelty
Svidler vs Caruana, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

26 ... Re8-e2!! attacks White c2-queen supporting defender
Kamsky vs Svidler, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk (C78) 1-0 Humility is good
Svidler vs Topalov, 2014 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. M.L. (C80) 0-1 Kside double exchange sac
Z Almasi vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

Spanish Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 Pawn advances & pins
Shirov vs Flear, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

"The Art of Sacrifice in Chess" by R. Spielmann
G Schories vs Spielmann, 1905 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Worrall Attack Castling line (C86) 1-0Blow out
Short vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

1st brilliancy prize at 1909 St. Petersburg - Miscalculation
Schlechter vs Salwe, 1909 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish,Marshall Attack. Steiner Var (C89) 0-1 Exposed royalty
C van den Berg vs Szabo, 1958 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Var (C89) 1/2-1/2
Sevian vs Naroditsky, 2015 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

He thunped BF his whole career but blunders away games in 1972.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 56 moves, 1-0

"The Namesake Game" is certainly worthy of that!
J Mason vs Steinitz, 1883 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Levitsky Attack (D00) 1/2-1/2 One open file
Miles vs Smagin, 1995
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anthony Santasiere (1904-1977)
Santasiere vs E B Adams, 1926 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn 2.Bf4 c5: Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 1/2- Qs come off
A Stefanova vs A Skripchenko, 2000 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGDBaltic Defense Pseudo-Slav (D02) 0-1 En prise rook is immune
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

White comes in the backdoor, the Black king exits side window
Kasparov vs Short, 1987 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Krause Variation 3.dxc5 (D02) 0-1 Bishop HOT Sauce
Ftacnik vs Seirawan, 1990 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Stunning Q sacrifice for 3 minor pieces.
Szabo vs K Honfi, 1950 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

George Salwe (1862-1920)
Znosko-Borovsky vs Salwe, 1909  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 1: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

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

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

Rubinstein Opening /Colle-Zukertort (D05) 1-0 Scattered; Pin it
A Stefanova vs Zhonghan Ma, 2015
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 0-1 R sac for Q penetration
P Cramling vs Short, 2011 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

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

Slav Defense (D10) 0-1Black Q bully moves 11 of 13, often check
H Melkumyan vs So, 2010 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Yasser combo ends game
Seirawan vs B M Kogan, 1986 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Slav, Exchange. Symmetrical Line (D14) 0-1 Target Q on the edge
A Huzman vs Shirov, 2004 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Remarkable Forced Stalemate Between Two Computers
Shredder vs Gull, 2013 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Not a mouse slip at all -
R Janssen vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Accepted (D20) 0-1 Dbl R sacrifice finish!!
L Vizantiadis vs Spassky, 1970 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Miniature: Black can accept the pawn but then should let it go
J Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 All Rs on 7th
Stahlberg vs Gligoric, 1949 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

QGA Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0 A Backdoor Arabian #
L Schandorff vs R E Andersen, 2012 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Mannheim Var (D23)1-0 12 move stunner
J Sajtar vs Sliwa, 1947 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 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

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System ML(D29) 0-1Castled OUT of it
Spassky vs Suetin, 1963 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

Impact of Genius: 500 years of Grandmaster Chess p. 30
Saint-Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30) 1-0 Not Quiet
R Slobodjan vs R Prasca Sosa, 2004 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Noteboom (D31) 1-0 Deflection, weak back rank
Shulman vs I Schneider, 2006 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Two Knights (D32) 0-1 Score keeping violation
So vs V Akobian, 2015 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Swedish Variation, Central Break (D33) 1/2-
Gligoric vs Stahlberg, 1949
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Harrwitz Attack (D35) 1-0 Rob the pin, bust up the h-file
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Stunning decoy sacrifice
Szabo vs I Polgar, 1969 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack (D37) 1-0 g4 spike, increasingly bizarre
Speelman vs Short, 1988 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

EG: sacrifice material for
I Sokolov vs Caruana, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

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 Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Rook sac breaks it open
V Chuchelov vs Shirov, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Crossfire w/Bs, Q&N
Kaidanov vs Shankland, 2011 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 A huge scalp for 14 yr old
So vs Sevian, 2015 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 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

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 1-0 Prevent castling and more
Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1910 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 Greek gift and a knight!
Spielmann vs S Rubinstein, 1933 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Winning Chess Brilliancies by Seirawan - Game 5
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Dbl B sac, Q piles on pin
Shamkovich vs A Anguiano, 1978 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

King, Bishop & Knight mate pattern vs lone King
Baburin vs G Shahade, 2001 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 135 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 0-1 Deflection! Back rank blunder.
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange (D85) 0-1 Control the center
Fedorowicz vs Shamkovich, 1980 
(D85) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange (D85) 1-0 Bishop Pair Pasting
Spoelman vs R Swinkels, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 16: "The Best Games of Boris Spassky" by Andrew Soltis
Teschner vs Spassky, 1959 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 78 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Vitolinsh Var (E11) 0-1 Greek gift fails
Quinteros vs Seirawan, 1985 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Var (E12) 1-0 Brilliance
Seirawan vs Timman, 1990 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 1st place votes
G Sargissian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Game 2 in Move by Move - Spassky (Franco)
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 24 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 0-1 A hidden gem!
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 33 moves, 0-1

NID Spielmann. Stahlberg Var(E23) 1-0He made a name for himself
Stahlberg vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 31 moves, 1-0

"Every move - no matter how obvious - must be checked". -- Capa
Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1 From Kside to Qside
K Hulak vs Short, 1987 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 559: Best game AND best novelty in Informant #71
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

NID Huebner Main Line (E41) 0-1 Active rooks penetrate
Gligoric vs Seirawan, 1980 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 62 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: St. Petersburg (E43) 0-1Minors in the mid
V Mikenas vs Spassky, 1962 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Bishop Attack Classical Def (E48) 0-1 Q trap next
L Jung vs Saemisch, 1936 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 26 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Bernstein Def (E58) 1-0 Triple on the open g-file
I Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1999 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 28 moves, 1-0

KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 N sac for connected passers
Smejkal vs Petrosian, 1981 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Normal Var (E70) 0-1 Long range attack
O Moiseev vs Simagin, 1951 
(E70) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

KID Accelerated Averbakh Var (E70) 0-1 Not in Keene's book
E Zagoryansky vs Stein, 1956 
(E70) King's Indian, 50 moves, 0-1

KID Normal Variation (E70) 0-1 A real cliff-hanger
Gligoric vs Stein, 1962 
(E70) King's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Def: Kramer Var(E70) 1-0 Sac another and another
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

KID Averbakh. Benoni Def Advance (E75) 1-0 Boden's Mate threat
Stahlberg vs A Matanovic, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 41 moves, 1-0

KID 4 Pawns, Dynamic Attack (E76) 1-0His name erased from books
B Soos vs Geller, 1962 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

KID Six Pawns Attack (E77) 1-0 Weakened dark squares
Seirawan vs Ivanchuk, 1997 
(E77) King's Indian, 22 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Saemisch (E80) 1-0 Double Check
Spassky vs Evans, 1962 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

KIDS Saemisch Variation. Normal Defense (E81) 0-1 Photo
Morozevich vs Svidler, 2005 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 55 moves, 0-1

Game 189: Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 35 moves, 1-0

Middlegame Combinations by Peter Romanovsky
Stahlberg vs Najdorf, 1947 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 6 in Starting Out: The King's Indian by Joe Gallagher
I Sokolov vs Shirov, 1999 
(E97) King's Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 24: Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov
Shirov vs Piket, 1990 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 Unpin end
Kramnik vs Smirin, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 12 in The Art of Sacrifice in Chess by Rudolf Spielmann
Spielmann vs S Landau, 1933 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Practical Opening Tips by Edmar Mednis, p. 77
Short vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

French Def: Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 1-0 sockdolager
Sawyer Tom vs Ilya Stetsenko, 2018 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

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