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GM Secrets: Winning Quickly at Chess by Sonny
Compiled by fredthebear
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John Nunn's book

This collection of 100 games was compiled by Sonny Rollins (and the title was shortened by Fredthebear). Thank you Sonny Rollins!

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"Chess first of all teaches you to be objective." – Alexander Alekhine

"Among a great many other things that chess teaches you is to control the initial excitement you feel when you see something that looks good. It trains you to think before grabbing and to think just as objectively when you're in trouble." -- Stanley Kubrick

"Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules, take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment." – Garry Kasparov

"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game." – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"To avoid losing a piece, many a person has lost the game." – Savielly Tartakower

"Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter." ― Winston S. Churchill

The Use Of Knowledge

Between two citizens
A controversy grew.
The one was poor, but much he knew:
The other, rich, with little sense,
Claimed that, in point of excellence,
The merely wise should bow the knee
To all such moneyed men as he.
The merely fools, he should have said;
For why should wealth hold up its head,
When merit from its side has fled?
"My friend," said Bloated-purse,
To his reverse,
"You think yourself considerable.
Pray, tell me, do you keep a table?
What comes of this incessant reading,
In point of lodging, clothing, feeding?
It gives one, true, the highest chamber,
One coat for June and for December,
His shadow for his sole attendant,
And hunger always in the ascendant.
What profits he his country, too,
Who scarcely ever spends a sou –
Will, haply, be a public charge?
Who profits more the state at large,
Than he whose luxuries dispense
Among the people wealth immense?
We set the streams of life a-flowing;
We set all sorts of trades a-going.
The spinner, weaver, sewer, vender,
And many a wearer, fair and tender,
All live and flourish on the spender –
As do, indeed, the reverend rooks
Who waste their time in making books."
These words, so full of impudence,
Received their proper recompense.
The man of letters held his peace,
Though much he might have said with ease.
A war avenged him soon and well;
In it their common city fell.
Both fled abroad; the ignorant,
By fortune thus brought down to want,
Was treated everywhere with scorn,
And roamed about, a wretch forlorn;
Whereas the scholar, everywhere,
Was nourished by the public care.

Let fools the studious despise;
There's nothing lost by being wise.

The Two Friends

Two friends, in Monomotapa,
Had all their interests combined.
Their friendship, faithful and refined,
Our country can't exceed, do what it may.
One night, when potent Sleep had laid
All still within our planet's shade,
One of the two gets up alarmed,
Runs over to the other's palace,
And hastily the servants rallies.
His startled friend, quick armed,
With purse and sword his comrade meets,
And thus right kindly greets:
"You seldom com'st at such an hour;
I take you for a man of sounder mind
Than to abuse the time for sleep designed.
Have lost your purse, by Fortune's power?
Here's mine. Have suffered insult, or a blow,
I have here my sword – to avenge it let us go." "No," said his friend, "no need I feel
Of either silver, gold, or steel;
I thank you for your friendly zeal.
In sleep I saw you rather sad,
And thought the truth might be as bad.
Unable to endure the fear,
That cursed dream has brought me here."

Which think you, reader, loved the most!
If doubtful this, one truth may be proposed:
There's nothing sweeter than a real friend:
Not only is he prompt to lend –
An angler delicate, he fishes
The very deepest of your wishes,
And spares your modesty the task
His friendly aid to ask.
A dream, a shadow, wakes his fear,
When pointing at the object dear.

from the simpleton poet:

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.

Chess is creative.
And a journey too.

Good in the morning.
Or just before bed.

Play cheater_1, with engine.
Or OTB, all in your head.

27
Hug vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

87
Kramnik vs Beliavsky, 1995 
(A06) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

38
Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1983 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

36
Tal vs Van der Wiel, 1982 
(A17) English, 22 moves, 1-0

54
I Sokolov vs Tseshkovsky, 1989 
(A20) English, 19 moves, 0-1

52
Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1988 
(A28) English, 25 moves, 0-1

46
Korchnoi vs A Greenfeld, 1986 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

20
Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

53
Knaak vs Speelman, 1988
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 18 moves, 0-1

63
W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Seirawan, 1990 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 24 moves, 0-1

98
A Huzman vs Minasian, 1997 
(A43) Old Benoni, 23 moves, 1-0

19
Vaganian vs Kupreichik, 1974 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

58
Hodgson vs S Polgar, 1989 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

25
Gulko vs Savon, 1978 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

23
Browne vs R Byrne, 1977 
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

71
Geller vs Chiburdanidze, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

64
Smagin vs Sahovic, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

96
Smirin vs P Ricardi, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 0-1

17
Ivkov vs Timman, 1974 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

95
Bologan vs Tischbierek, 1996
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 24 moves, 1-0

61
Adams vs P Wolff, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 24 moves, 1-0

80
Lobron vs Azmaiparashvili, 1993
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0

86
Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

81
A Sokolov vs Shirov, 1994 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 0-1

55
Kasparov vs Speelman, 1989 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

21
Tal vs F Olafsson, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

99
Vaganian vs Fedorov, 1997 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

40
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

51
Kudrin vs D King, 1988 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 21 moves, 1-0

67
W N Watson vs E Meduna, 1992 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

24
Spassky vs Larsen, 1978 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

33
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

84
H Spangenberg vs Ftacnik, 1994 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 0-1

16
Vasiukov vs Velimirovic, 1973 
(B30) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

66
Sveshnikov vs R Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

07
Topalov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1995 
(B33) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

31
Sax vs Ljubojevic, 1980 
(B40) Sicilian, 18 moves, 0-1

83
V Akopian vs Khenkin, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

50
Ehlvest vs Andersson, 1988 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

15
Velimirovic vs Vasiukov, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

82
Adams vs Tiviakov, 1994 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

22
Tal vs R Byrne, 1976 
(B53) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

02
Nunn vs Robatsch, 1979 
(B56) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

44
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1985 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

28
Tal vs Larsen, 1979 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

97
Kasparov vs Hracek, 1996 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 25 moves, 1-0

92
Timoshenko vs Yudasin, 1996
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 25 moves, 1-0

12
Balashov vs Andersson, 1973 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

77
Kasparov vs Gelfand, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 25 moves, 1-0

76
Yakovich vs Balashov, 1993 
(B89) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

05
Nunn vs P Large, 1979 
(B89) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

41
Nunn vs Sosonko, 1984 
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

59
K Georgiev vs G Zaichik, 1989
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

14
Spassky vs N Rashkovsky, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

09
Sven Pedersen vs P Gallmeyer, 1971 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

37
Van der Wiel vs Ftacnik, 1983
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

42
Timman vs Ljubojevic, 1985 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

04
Maric vs Gligoric, 1962 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 0-1

13
Lombardy vs Quinteros, 1973 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

11
A Planinc vs Najdorf, 1973 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 20 moves, 1-0

60
Geller vs Dreev, 1990 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

10
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

65
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky 9...Qxb2 (C11) 1-0 Impressive
de Firmian vs Huebner, 1995 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

47
Chandler vs Vaganian, 1986 
(C16) French, Winawer, 24 moves, 1-0

08
Nunn vs M de Jong, 1995 
(C16) French, Winawer, 24 moves, 1-0

62
Khalifman vs P Nikolic, 1990 
(C18) French, Winawer, 20 moves, 1-0

01
M Hebden vs J C Benjamin, 1987 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

85
Smirin vs B Alterman, 1995 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

100
H Spangenberg vs Tkachiev, 1997 
(C48) Four Knights, 12 moves, 0-1

73
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

03
Nunn vs H Karl, 1984 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 21 moves, 1-0

06
A Zapata vs Nunn, 1986 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 20 moves, 0-1

69
Beliavsky vs Gelfand, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

49
Seirawan vs Beliavsky, 1988 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

91
Illescas Cordoba vs Sadler, 1995 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 0-1

75
Piket vs Z Sturua, 1992 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 0-1

70
Seirawan vs Short, 1992 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 0-1

43
Yusupov vs J Nogueiras, 1985 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

88
Kramnik vs Ehlvest, 1995 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

72
Krasenkow vs Sveshnikov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

34
Psakhis vs Geller, 1982 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 24 moves, 0-1

93
Romanishin vs Ehlvest, 1996
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

74
G Giorgadze vs Adorjan, 1992 
(D85) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 0-1

56
Polugaevsky vs Kudrin, 1989 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 24 moves, 1-0

78
S Polgar vs Speelman, 1993 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

30
Sosonko vs Huebner, 1979 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 18 moves, 1-0

94
Miles vs S Atalik, 1996 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

35
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

32
Korchnoi vs Huebner, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

29
Spassky vs Tal, 1979 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

48
Adorjan vs Kudrin, 1987 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

57
Ivanchuk vs Csom, 1989 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

39
Timman vs Polugaevsky, 1983 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 22 moves, 0-1

18
Quinteros vs Ribli, 1974 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

45
Knaak vs Adorjan, 1985 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

79
Suba vs Sax, 1993 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 20 moves, 0-1

26
Browne vs Ljubojevic, 1978 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 23 moves, 1-0

68
Timman vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 25 moves, 0-1

90
Yurtaev vs Shulman, 1995 
(E92) King's Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

French, Classical. Alapin Var (C14) 1-0 Q sac sets up 2 N mate
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Fischer-Sozin Attk. Leonhardt Var (B88) 1-0 13.?
Y Troinov vs L Popov, 1962 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Bird's Opening/Chess variants (000) 1-0 Really quite beautiful
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 58: Bobby Fischer: My 60 Memorable Games
Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C55) 1-0 Black K declines Bxf7+
W Heidenfeld vs Zietemann, 1929 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def.: Scandinavian. Exchange (B00) 1-0 1 N# 1 N def
R Runau vs Schmidt, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 1-0 Q sac
Timoshenko vs L Bergez, 2001 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Wham! Bam!
Ponomariov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 81 in 'The World's Great Chess Games' by Reuben Fine
Charousek vs Chigorin, 1896 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

p. 85 of IM Marc Esserman's book *Mayhem in the Morra!* (2012)
Tal vs M Neibults, 1991 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 24 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80) 1-0 "Cebalo 13"!
M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014 
(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 1-0

The violent Berlin Spanish before "Cold War" (drawish era)
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

2 Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack N sac (C57) 0-1 Dbl R Sac
S Morrison vs T K Hemingway, 1952 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicil Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Bg7 (B31) 1-0Stockfish; 14.?
S Chanda vs S Himanshu, 2006 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Gossip/Pillsbury's Mate with the rook on the open file
Gossip vs J M Hanham, 1889 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

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