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23 Who is the #23 MJ of Chess?
Compiled by fredthebear
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"What is the object of playing a Gambit opening? To acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing a game." — Siegbert Tarrasch

"Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don't be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren't paying any attention to you. It's your attention to yourself that is so stultifying. But you have to disregard yourself as completely as possible. If you fail the first time then you'll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there's no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself." — Eleanor Roosevelt

"It doesn't require much for misfortune to strike in the King's Gambit, one incautious move, and Black can be on the edge of the abyss." — Anatoly Karpov

* Here's a link to some fabulous chess brilliancies: https://www.chess.com/article/view/...

* Exceptional Miniatures:
Game Collection: Exceptional miniatures

* Beauty Prizes
Game Collection: Les Prix de Beauté aux Echecs (I)

* Wonders and Curiosities: Game Collection: Wonders and Curiosities of Chess (Chernev)

* GoY's 40 Favs: Game Collection: GoY's favorite games

Michael Jordan made number 23 famous for the Chicago Bulls, winning six world championships in professional basketball. All the ballplayers today want to wear #23 to "be like Mike." But no, the number became famous before MJ wore it. The "latest" is not always the "greatest" as the media would have us believe.

The original #23 produced a record-setting 44 points per game for his Poppa at Louisiana State University. His NBA all-star career was cut short by a knee injury. He died in mid-life of a heart attack, but had the good fortune of finding the Lord Jesus Christ before his earthly life was cut short. It was learned that he had a defective heart and should have never been playing basketball.

Who has heard of Oscar Schmidt?

Perhaps the MJ of chess is not a player - but a piece...the queen!

The Man and the Flea

Impertinent, we tease and weary Heaven
With prayers which would insult mere mortals even. "Twould seem that not a god in all the skies
From our affairs must ever turn his eyes,
And that the smallest of our race
Could hardly eat, or wash his face,
Without, like Greece and Troy for ten years' space, Embroiling all Olympus in the case.

A flea some blockhead's shoulder bit,
And then his clothes refused to quit.
"O Hercules," he cried, "you ought to purge
This world of this far worse than hydra scourge! O Jupiter, what are your bolts about,
They do not put these foes of mine to rout?"

To crush a flea, this fellow's fingers under,
The gods must lend the fool their club and thunder!

"....his countrymen, Kolisch and Steinitz, are greatly indebted for their later success to their having enjoyed early opportunities of practicing with the departed amateur whose death is also greatly deplored amongst all who knew him personally" - Wilhelm Steinitz, regarding Karl Hamppe

"Friend, you don't have to earn God's love or try harder. You're precious in His sight, covered by the priceless blood of Jesus, and indwelt by His Holy Spirit. Don't hide your heart or fear you're not good enough for Him to care for you. Accept His love, obey Him, and allow Him to keep you in His wonderful freedom." — Charles F. Stanley

The Bear and the Amateur Gardener

A certain mountain bear, unlicked and rude,
By fate confined within a lonely wood,
A new Bellerophon, whose life,
Knew neither comrade, friend, nor wife, –
Became insane; for reason, as we term it,
Dwells never long with any hermit.
It's good to mix in good society,
Obeying rules of due propriety;
And better yet to be alone;
But both are ills when overdone.
No animal had business where
All grimly dwelt our hermit bear;
Hence, bearish as he was, he grew
Heart-sick, and longed for something new.
While he to sadness was addicted,
An aged man, not far from there,
Was by the same disease afflicted.
A garden was his favourite care, –
Sweet Flora's priesthood, light and fair,
And eke Pomona's – ripe and red
The presents that her fingers shed.
These two employments, true, are sweet
When made so by some friend discreet.
The gardens, gaily as they look,
Talk not, (except in this my book;)
So, tiring of the deaf and dumb,
Our man one morning left his home
Some company to seek,
That had the power to speak. –
The bear, with thoughts the same,
Down from his mountain came;
And in a solitary place,
They met each other, face to face.
It would have made the boldest tremble;
What did our man? To play the Gascon
The safest seemed. He put the mask on,
His fear contriving to dissemble.
The bear, unused to compliment,
Growled bluntly, but with good intent,
"Come home with me." The man replied:
"Sir Bear, my lodgings, nearer by,
In yonder garden you may spy,
Where, if you'll honour me the while,
We'll break our fast in rural style.
I have fruits and milk, – unworthy fare,
It may be, for a wealthy bear;
But then I offer what I have."
The bear accepts, with visage grave,
But not unpleased; and on their way,
They grow familiar, friendly, gay.
Arrived, you see them, side by side,
As if their friendship had been tried.
To a companion so absurd,
Blank solitude were well preferred,
Yet, as the bear scarce spoke a word,
The man was left quite at his leisure
To trim his garden at his pleasure.
Sir Bruin hunted – always brought
His friend whatever game he caught;
But chiefly aimed at driving flies –
Those hold and shameless parasites,
That vex us with their ceaseless bites –
From off our gardener's face and eyes.
One day, while, stretched on the ground
The old man lay, in sleep profound,
A fly that buzz'd around his nose, –
And bit it sometimes, I suppose, –
Put Bruin sadly to his trumps.
At last, determined, up he jumps;
"I'll stop your noisy buzzing now,"
Says he; "I know precisely how."
No sooner said than done.
He seized a paving-stone;
And by his modus operandi
Did both the fly and man die.

A foolish friend may cause more woe
Than could, indeed, the wisest foe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_pattern
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

Wonderful attack on g-file, h-file and diagonal, N+Q+R sac
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Philidor's Legacy in an odds game; Morphy was something else
Morphy vs T J Bryan, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C23) 1-0 1788 Dbl R sacrifice
T Bowdler vs H Conway, 1788 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 En passant promotes, pins
Morphy vs Hart, 1854 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Steinitz (C44) 1-0 Castle opposite, battery
Alapin vs Harmonist, 1887 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury's Mate Before Pillsbury
Anderssen vs B Suhle, 1860 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 1-0 Rob the pin to win
E Morphy vs A P Ford, 1840 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52) 1-0 Fireworks
Chigorin vs Alapin, 1883 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55) 0-1 Discovered check coming
L Rosen vs Janowski, 1900 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

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

"Ukraine Immortal" shows the power of Rooks and Bishop
E Korchmar vs Y Polyak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 201 in Three Hundred Chess Games by Siegbert Tarrasch
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1891 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish vs Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Black targets g2 and the Q
Hracek vs Kramnik, 2002 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

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 Exchange. Normal Var (C69) 0-1, 23 moves, Q blunder
Bacrot vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

Very nice play by Fine...Especially in a blindfold simul.
Fine vs C F Tears, 1945 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 1-0 Overworked!
Keres vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

See FM Steve Giddins book, "50 Essential Chess Lessons"
Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2002 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 0-1 poorly developed Qside roller
A J Alfaro Nunez vs I Khamrakulov, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Saragossa Opening: Pseudo-Colle (A00) 1-0 U18; pin to win!
E Karahaliou vs D Pavlogianni, 2002
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening / Reversed Benoni (A00) 0-1 Bold kNight entry
Cvetko Jaksa vs U Kobe, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Hungrian Bg2, Bb2 v Classical Dutch (A00) 0-1Mutual penetration
D Tudhope vs N J Kalton, 1976 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Classical Bird (A02) 1-0 Pile on the pin w/threats to advance
A Bryntse vs A Bjuhr, 1969
(A02) Bird's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation vs 2...Bg4 (A03) 1-0 Bayonet Attk
H Danielsen vs T Luther, 1999 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Bg4-Ne5 (A03) 1-0 Hungry Pawn
L Nicholls vs R L Perry, 2016
(A03) Bird's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs Dutch (A04) 1-0 Too many Black pawn moves
Krasenkow vs S Kindermann, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Barcza System vs Semi-Tarrasch (A04) 1-0 Fine Kside sac attack!
N Getz vs M Mitchell, 2011 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Barcza Syst Uncastled (A04) 0-1Tal's Bf3 block is a blast fuse!
Barcza vs Tal, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Maybe Barcza's greatest game and 1st brilliancy prize winner!
Barcza vs O Troianescu, 1948 
(A06) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

KIA 2.Qe2 vs Franco-Sicilian (A07) 1-0 The Q balls before the K
Hromadka vs A Vaits, 1912 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 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

KIA vs Sicilian/French (A07) 1-0 The Nxd5 sac is old hat in KIA
A Filipowicz vs B Pietrusiak, 1964 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

KIA vs French b6, Bb7 (A07) 1-0 Kside group hug, Qxh7+ sac
R Borngaesser vs H Seegers, 1984 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack: Sicilian 3 Pawns, Q X$ (A08) 1-0 Bold Ns
W Dobrzynski vs J Misiuda, 1976 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

A10 English Opening 0-1 Adorjan walks into Spassky's trap
Adorjan vs Spassky, 1982 
(A10) English, 23 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 Def. Catalan Def (A13) 1-0Brilliant
L Spassov vs P Popov, 1977 
(A13) English, 23 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 X-ray
Tkachiev vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(A15) English, 23 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Mikenas-Carls Var (A15) 1-0 Lost B
Smyslov vs Sokolsky, 1950 
(A15) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 75 in The Greatest Ever Chess Strategies by Sam Collins
Kramnik vs L'Ami, 2011 
(A15) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 178 of 200 Modern Brilliancies by Kevin Wicker (pub. 1981)
Suba vs L Roos, 1978 
(A16) English, 23 moves, 1-0

K's English. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25) 0-1 She didn't run
V Zavoronkov vs V Bukhteeva, 2012 
(A25) English, 23 moves, 0-1

King's English. Reversed Closed Sicil (A25) 1-0 KEG annotates!
Blackburne vs Marshall, 1901 
(A25) English, 23 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Botvinnik Line (A28) 1-0 Q trap
L Schmid vs Muth, 1949 
(A28) English, 23 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Bg2 vs Be7 (A29) 1-0
Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1987
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 23 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. General (A30) 1-0 Q drops in!
Kupchik vs J Partos, 1940 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: QP Fianchetto (A40) 0-1 Deadly Dbl Discover+ looms
S Loeffler vs D Norwood, 1994 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit (A40) 1-0 Short Brawl, Smothered Mate
Joseph Revnell vs J Crysler, 1994 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 1/2-1/2 Sac to Perpetual
G Kallai vs K Mokry, 1994 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 1-0 threat to Q wins a N
D Cilia Vincenti vs W F Forster, 2015 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 23 moves, 1-0

(A45) Veresov 4.e3 e6 5.Qf3 1-0, 23 moves
Short vs Giri, 2010 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: Poisoned P (A45) 1-0 Some Ns are better than
Hodgson vs R Pert, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack/Bg5 Stonewall Attk (A45) 1-0 Aggressive play!
Ju Wenjun vs Ruotong Chu, 2016 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack Ne2 vs QID (A45) 1-0 Massing for Kside assault
I Rabinovich-Barav vs B Koch, 1928 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Defense (A46) 1-0 N on 6th cracks Black
Kramnik vs NN, 2001
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

London System (A46) 1-0 Deflect from, Decoy to, etc.
F Braga vs G Gruen, 1988 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

KID / Benoni (A48) 1-0 N sac blunder boomerangs into N mate
E Post vs J Mieses, 1914 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

G6 Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def (A48) 0-1 22...?
L Perunovic vs A Gogic, 2008 
(A48) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Colle-Zukertort vs Bg7 Indian (A48) 1-0 Queeside battle
S Brown vs J Howell, 1993 
(A48) King's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def. Alekhine. Abonyi Var (A52) 1-0 N on 6th traps Q
Alekhine vs L Gallegos, 1944 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

Benoni /KID Four Pawns. Dynamic Attack (A56)1-0 Gain time on Q
Korchnoi vs Gheorghiu, 1986 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Declined. Quiet Line (A57) · 0-1
O Touzane vs Anand, 2001 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def (A60) 1-0 The centralized Q is overwhelming
Vaulin vs Smagin, 1997 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Modern Var (A60) 0-1 She didn't move an inch
J Mileika vs Tal, 1953 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense (A80) 0-1 Beautiful double discovered checkmate
J F Smyth vs H Helms, 1915 
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense (A80) 1-0 Bold rooks, 2 mating squares
Denker vs H Feit, 1929 
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Rubinstein Var (A84) 1-0 Less common than Greco's #
Swiderski vs D Bleijkmans, 1905 
(A84) Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Q's Knight Var (A85) 1-0 4.h4 crusher
Nakamura vs M Barron, 2009 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 23 moves, 1-0

Dutch Leningrad 8...Qe8 (A85) 0-1 Dbl R sacrifice
L Piasetski vs V Kovacevic, 1977 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 23 moves, 0-1

Teenagers Battle; Exchanging off the Modern Stonewall dark Bd6
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1946 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 23 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def Stonewall. Modern Bd6, Bb7 vs Dbl Fio (A90) 1-0
Tukmakov vs P Haba, 1989
(A90) Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky (A97) 1-0 Thru center
M Raizman vs A De Burca, 1935 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 23 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

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Nxf7 sac leads to Philidor's Legacy
Burn vs Owen, 1898 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

St. George Defense: Polish Var (B00) 1-0 Overworked pawn
Seirawan vs Spassky, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Var (B00) 1/2-1/2 Clever
J Sarfati vs R J Dive, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scandinavian 3...Qd8 Ilundain (B01) 1-0 Itchy all over
Marshall vs S P Johnston, 1900 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qe6?! (B01) 1-0 Unskilled chess player & comedian
Kasparov vs D Letterman, 1990 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. 3.Bb5+ Modern (B01) 1-0 Search & Seisure
Julian Martin vs M Lammers, 2016 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 Cntr Cntr M.L. 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Bd3 e6 (B01) 1-0 Blindfold
Blackburne vs Lush, 1885 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Modern 3.Bb5+ Bd7 (B01) 1-0 Q collects
O Roething vs S Bampton, 1905
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

Earliest Promoted Pawns: 4 queens by move 7
Casper vs Heckert, 1975 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Scandinavian (B02) 1-0 Gain time, threaten mate
A Chepurnov vs Duchamp, 1924 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Exchange Var (B03) 1-0 Stockfish notes
T Palmer vs E Feldman, 1986 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Four Pawns Attack. Main Line (B03) 1-0 23.?
F Blatny vs Vrbata, 1950 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Modern Var (B04) 1-0 A dizzy K walk
Bogoljubov vs Tarrasch, 1925 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 23 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Standard (B06) 1-0 Outpost on 6th, Spearhead, Q sac
C van Oosterom vs P Hulshof, 2009 
(B06) Robatsch, 23 moves, 1-0

Modern Def Bg7 (B06) 1-0 Hustle into the center
Tal vs V Zilberstein, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 23 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def Pseudo 150 Attk w/out Bh6 (B07) 1-0 Q sac for a Pawn#
T Cagasik vs J Brooke, 2007 
(B07) Pirc, 23 moves, 1-0

up the exchange
I Krush vs M Klinova, 2009
(B07) Pirc, 23 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Two Knights System (B08) 0-1 Useless sacs
W N Watson vs Piket, 1987 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

The great attacker clobbers the best defender!
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 340: Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Chigor (B08) 0-1Heavy coordin
M Brooks vs J Veal, 2001
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Parma (B08) 1-0 Skewer
A Planinc vs Ree, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Lesson 4: Best Lessons of a Chess Coach by Sunil Weeramantry
Harris vs Weeramantry, 1972 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack (B09) 1-0 Youth Greco's Mate
Ponomariov vs Grischuk, 1994 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Wing Gambit vs Caro-Kann Def (B10) 1-0 Black can't figure out N
M Surtees vs J Houska, 2008 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Two Knts Attack (B10) 1-0 Simple Attacking Plans
Rossolimo vs W A Winser, 1950 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Breyer Var (B10) 0-1 Phil-Philidor's Legacy
Delarochette vs J Negro, 1983 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Dizzy game to watch
N Whitaker vs I Heitner, 1948 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. 2.Ne2 d5 (B10) 1-0 The long diagonal slice
R Mamedov vs A Riazantsev, 2015 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 23 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

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 She ate forbidden fruit
L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance (B12) 0-1 No escape square
B Verlinsky vs Alekhine, 1918 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

C-K Panov Attack. Fianchetto Defense (B14) 1-0 Qf7 is a problem
Euwe vs A van den Hoek, 1942
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Very efficient
L Owen vs R L Mapes, 1984 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0 N sac, crossfire
Khalifman vs Seirawan, 1991 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 0-1 Dbl Exch Sacs!
Levenfish vs A Konstantinopolsky, 1947 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov (B17) 1-0 Morphy's Mate coming
Nimzowitsch vs E V Nielsen, 1930 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Ng6!
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

09 World Blitz Ch: Sicilian Lasker-Dunne Attack; Remove the Def
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

SWG, Marshall leaves B en prise for 6 moves & sacs another.
Marshall vs A Cass, 1941 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 (B20) 1-0 Bishops hack the g-file
M Abbink vs Y H de Rover, 1997 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: McDonnell Attack (B21) 1-0 Sideways Swallow Tail#
Yaroshevsky vs Bobolovitch, 1957 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def Central Exchange (B22) 1-0 K walk
R Brieger vs G Kane, 1962 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Alapin. General (B22) 1-0 h-file sac attack!
T Oral vs G Vescovi, 1995 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Alapin 6.Qxd4 Nc6 (B22) 1-0 Effective Q raid
Mamedyarov vs Polgar, 2009 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 23 moves, 1-0

Sic O'Kelly Variation. Yerevan System (B23) HOLYMOLYKASMOLY
Kupreichik vs J Sunye Neto, 1989 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B23) · 1-0
N Mitkov vs P Gallegos, 2011
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Closed. Traditional (B25) 1-0 Spearhead on f7
R Hess vs Flavio Perez, 2007
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Ne2, Bg2 (A07/B25) 1-0 White+ to gain tempo
E Safarli vs T Krnan, 2015
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 Accept or Decline?
P Trifunovic vs J Kort, 1965
(B27) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nimzowitsch Closed (B29) 1-0 R forks LPDO B and EAD a7
Tal vs E Mnatsakanian, 1986 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicil Def: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 0-1 Another f3 blu
Giri vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B30) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 N sac
Kasparov vs Petursson, 2000 
(B30) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0 Over Creative
Bronstein vs Geller, 1955 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

DW Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32) · 0-1
Short vs Larsen, 1985 
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Unique combo
K Raush vs Muratov, 1958
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 0-1 Bxh3
P Needham vs S Polgar, 1981 
(B33) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian Maroczy Bind (B38) 0-1 Spearhead on long diagonal
J Wilsbeck vs A Flaata, 2007
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

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

Troll Masters (2002) · Sicilian: Modern Variations (B50) 1-0
Carlsen vs A Bekker-Jensen, 2002 
(B50) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Modern. Anti-Qxd4 Move Order (B50) 0-1 Turn the t
M Marlow vs I Snape, 2008 
(B50) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Prins Variation (B54) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Alekhine vs Manuel Cifuentes, 1941 
(B54) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Classical Variation. (B56) 0-1 Rook sac
J H Lohr vs Euwe, 1923
(B56) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Exchange Var (B62) 0-1 22...?
Z Nilsson vs Geller, 1954 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 23 moves, 0-1

Keres downs Szabo - in a quick and ultra-brilliant game!
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B77) 0-1 White left
J Davidson vs A J Goldsby, 1990 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen (B80) 1-0 Black was too busy to castle
Movsesian vs U Boensch, 1999 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack (B81) 0-1 Stockfish
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 1-0 + & fork
Fischer vs O Gadia, 1960 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 23 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

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 All 4 kNights X atleast 1 piece
Sulypa vs Kupreichik, 1989 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 1-0 Terrorist N on the 6th
Tal vs I Bilek, 1964 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 18.?
K Rohonyan vs A L'Ami, 2008 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn (B97) 1-0 2 mating squares
Tal vs I Platonov, 1973 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Goteborg (Argentine) (B98) 1-0 Nxe6 opens f7
Geller vs Panno, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

French Def Chigorin 2.Qe2 (C00) 0-1 Black N turns the tables
V Kirillov vs I Mazel, 1931
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Albin CG / French Exchange. Monte Carlo Var(C01) 0-1Back Ranked
B Gross vs M Kastor, 2000 
(C01) French, Exchange, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def: Advance (C02) 0-1 Damiano's Mate w/N support
Wemmers vs Metger, 1877 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Advance. Euwe Var (C02) 1-0 23.?
A Burtasova vs N Straub, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 1-0

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

French Advance. Euwe Var (C02) 0-1 Tactical play on queenside
R Schreiner vs Hertneck, 1990
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Modern System(C03) 0-1 Discovery attack on f2
Smirin vs Dreev, 1988
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 0-1 Black's Greek Gift
W Bialas vs Uhlmann, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

French Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0 Notes by Reti
Alekhine vs H Fahrni, 1914  
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Richter Attk (C13) 1-0 Blindfold Kside crush
Alekhine vs E Linares Jr, 1939 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 0-1 Raid half-open files
F Libiszewski vs Rozentalis, 2010 
(C18) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 0-1

K pawn Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 Black made 5 kNight moves!
J Ask vs O Von Bahr, 2013 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese Countergambit (C23) 0-1 Greco Mate
Reichert vs E J Diemer, 1950 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 h-file battery
Y Neishtadt vs Gipslis, 1955 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Hamppe-Allgaier-Thorold Gambit (C25) 1-0 Nxf7!
N Tereshchenko vs Linjer, 1892 
(C25) Vienna, 23 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses (C26) 1-0 QxQ, PxQ, RxP, c5! Remove the G
P V Kivi vs N Lindholm, 1988 
(C26) Vienna, 23 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 kNight fork comin' up
L Kaushansky vs Kaidanov, 1992 
(C26) Vienna, 23 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Variation (C29) 1-0 Ke8 is duck in open
Steinitz vs G Neumann, 1870 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 50 in The Golden Treasury of Chess by Wellmuth & Horowitz
K Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1859 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 Heavy pieces hone in
F K Esling vs J Wisker, 1880 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer CG Charousek Gambit Morphy Def (C31) 0-1 Center surge
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Keres Var(C32) 1-0Keres-matic
Keres vs Petrov, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Old Line (C32)1-0 Qs close in
Larsen vs J Penrose, 1953 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Var (C33) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Alekhine vs V Kuprianov, 1909 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal Game" - A Romantic Masterpiece
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Schallop Defense (C34) 1-0 Watch these Ns joust!
Bronstein vs M20, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

From Russia With Love - famous game shown in a James Bond film
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

4) KGA 1.e4 e5 2.f4 e5xf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0... Boden's #
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. Traditional (C38) 0-1 13 yr old sees Philidor's Legacy
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1849 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Berlin Def (C39) 1-0Decoy sets up fork
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Def (C39) 1-0 The better B
Morphy vs G W Medley, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky G., Rice Gambit (C39) 1-0 UnusualUnstoppable Q
Lasker vs Maroczy, 1902 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39) 1-0 Daring Q sac
Lasker vs H K Walker, 1902 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Def (C39) 0-1 Brilliant!!
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 0-1 Rook entrance!
Fedorov vs Shirov, 2000 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

McConnell Def. 2...Qf6?! (C40) 1-0Royal Punishment by 12 yr old
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bronstein Attk (C40) 0-1 Batteries b
H Kloss vs E J Diemer, 1959 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attk. Strautins Gambit (C40) 0-1 try 5Nc3
Kulesenko vs Matvienko, 1973 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Ongoing queen sacrifice offer, until refusal bows to loss
E Z Adams vs Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Lion's Claw II (C41) 1-0 Brilliancy prize
Unzicker vs Saemisch, 1947 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var (C41) 1-0 Soviet mini
Ullianov vs Zubikov, 1956 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 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

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Mason-Showalter (C42)0-1 g-file
J Cvitanic vs D Pavasovic, 1993 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

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

Russian Game: Cozio (Lasker) Attk (C42) 1-0Win the exchange 2X
O Sarapu vs A Day, 1970 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. B+ line(C42) 0-1 B returns fire
P Wagner vs E Klein, 1982 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Impressive use of diagonals
V N Ghate vs U Ashwini, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo ML (C50) 0-1 Kside attack
Shaked vs Kaidanov, 1993 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Rousseau Gambit (C50) 1-0 Black K walk
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 215 of 'Three Hundred Chess Games' by Siegbert Tarrasch.
Tarrasch vs Taubenhaus, 1891 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Waller Attack (C52) 0-1 Early Anastasia's Mate
K Bayer vs Falkbeer, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Italian 2Knights Def (4.d4 exd4 Scotch G.) Perreux Var(C55) 1-0
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 42 in 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
D Hermann vs Charousek, 1896 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 71 in Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1916 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Defense. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Dangerous!
Z Lach vs D Brychta, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 23 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

Spanish Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 1-0Remove Def
G Marco vs H W Trenchard, 1898
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Classical Var (C64) 1/2-1/2 Fischer's drawing line
Evans vs Fischer, 1960 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Berlin Def. Beverwijk 6.Nxf7 (C65) 0-1Non-stop action!
A G Kuznetsov vs Spassky, 1960 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 23 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

Queen Pawn Game: Krause Variation (D02) 1-0Did U see it comin?
G Gessner vs N Whitaker, 1916  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

London System vs Be7, Nbd7 (D02) 1-0 11.?
V Kovacevic vs Ree, 1980 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Colle System vs Reveresed Torre w/e5 (D04) 1-0 Gueridon Mate
S Knight vs V Georgiev, 2008 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD. Albin Countergambit (D08) 1-0 N forks, P fork
R O'Donnell vs W B Riley, 1971 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit Fianchetto Be6 Line(D09) 0-1W misses Bs
B Calton vs R Finegold, 1990
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 23 moves, 0-1

"Ten Years After" (game of the day Dec-10-2011) Founders of CG.
A Artidiello vs D Freeman, 2001 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) 1-0 White is aligned
A R Saleh Salem vs K Georgiev, 2014
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Krause Attack (D17) 0-1 Not a mouse slip!
R Janssen vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Slav, Czech. Classical System Main Line (D19) 1-0 Q trap
S Knott vs D M Adams, 2004 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

QGA Mannheim Var (D23) 1-0 Violence upon the uncastled king
Taimanov vs Polugaevsky, 1960 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

QGA: Normal (D25) 0-1 Siberian Trap in the Q's pawn
A Tsvetkov vs J Rejfir, 1936 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

QGD Tarrash Def. (D30) 0-1 Stunning Foresight
Mayet vs Anderssen, 1855 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 213: The Golden Treasury of Chess Part 1
Pillsbury vs M Judd, 1898 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def: Symmetrical Var (D32) 1-0 Dbl B sacs
Miles vs Browne, 1982 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD Three Knights (D37) 1-0 Famous combo removes the defender!
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD: Ragozin Def. Vienna Var (D39) 0-1 Pawns trap Bishop
M Mitkov vs V Kosyrev, 2002
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz. Shabalov Attack (D45) 1-0Bully Deflect
Krasenkow vs Sveshnikov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Different Greek recipe
Browne vs Kaidanov, 1994 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Anastasia's Mate threat
Pelletier vs Gelfand, 2017 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Meran (D47) 0-1Crossfire, rob the pin, interference
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

QGD Modern Variation (D53) 1-0 Pawn makes big contribution
Marshall vs G Marco, 1900 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 31: The Russians Play Chess by Irving Chernev
F Duz-Khotimirsky vs Kotov, 1938 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D64) 1-0 Pretty combo ends it
Rubinstein vs M Hirschbein, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

The Art of Attack by Vladimir Vukovic, p. 25
Reti vs H Wolf, 1922 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

QGD: Orthodox Def. Classical Var (D68) 1-0 22.?
Lputian vs Balashov, 1986 
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. 3 Knights. Burille Var (D94)1-0 R+ Removes Guard
Gligoric vs Uhlmann, 1959 
(D94) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 1-0

IQP space advantage gives White a 5(!)-piece mating attack
Botvinnik vs M Yudovich Sr., 1933 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E01) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy set up
Gelfand vs Aronian, 2007 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0Picking apart the Qside
G Botterill vs Psakhis, 1977 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 18...?
Miles vs S Atalik, 1996 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Plan, execute
Piket vs Morozevich, 1996 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Central action
Gelfand vs G Vescovi, 2010 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov var. Botvinnik Attack (E12) 0-1 B sac for early Q+
K Langeweg vs Portisch, 1963 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

QID. Kasparov-Petrosian Var Romanishin Attk (E12) 0-1Sham Q sac
M Cebalo vs Anand, 2003 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

QID Polugayevsky Gambit (E17) 1-0 Trojan Horse
Kasparov vs Marjanovic, 1980 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Karlsbad 1929 "Black Be Nimzo, Black Win Quick"
H Mattison vs Nimzowitsch, 1929  
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch (E28) 1-0 Rxg7 Decoy
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical Noa Var (E34) 0-1 BF was impressed
A Akshanov vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

NID: Classical. Noa Variation (E37) 1-0 Blindfold
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 2007 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Hübner Deferred (E50) 1-0 N+ next
R Toran Albero vs Najdorf, 1955 
(E50) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5, 23 moves, 0-1

NID Normal Bernstein Def Except Gligoric Systm (E53) 1-0Isolate
Browne vs Ljubojevic, 1978 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 23 moves, 1-0

KID: Double Fianchetto Attack (E64) 1-0 Blindfold Simul
Alekhine vs A Wap, 1925 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 23 moves, 1-0

KID. Classical Fianchetto BxBh6 (E67) 1-0 Q forks f7+ and Nc3
Lombardy vs E Winslow, 1976 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 23 moves, 1-0

"Solitaire Chess" by I.A. Horowitz, p. 117
Smyslov vs K Plater, 1947 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 23 moves, 1-0

KID. Accelerated Averbakh Var (E70) 0-1 Deviation punishment
Stein vs Geller, 1966 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

KID Normal Var (E70) 0-1 Black Q is immune, N fork coming
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

KID. Normal. Standard (E73) 1-0 Positional N sacrifice!
Uhlmann vs Robatsch, 1963 
(E73) King's Indian, 23 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 Saemisch (E80) 1-0 Bonin burns Byrne in the Byrne!
J Bonin vs R Byrne, 1986 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

KID Normal (E90) 0-1 Centralized Knight, R decoy sac, N+ fork
J Thomason vs Fischer, 1955 
(E90) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense vs Ne2, f3, g4 (B07) 1-0 Stunning Q sacrifice!
Topalov vs M Leskovar, 1992 
(B07) Pirc, 23 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Hromadka System (A57) 1-0 22.?
P A Boll vs A C Timmerman, 1978 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 Good notes patzer2
P Cerveny vs M Pagerka, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD. Modern Var (D50) 1-0 Routine until N counterthreat fails
H Gruenberg vs L Zinn, 1974
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD: Harrwitz Attack. Old Main Line (D37) 1-0 attack on h7
A Whiteley vs M Gavrilovic, 1969
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 1-0
Browne vs L Baze, 1993 
(E97) King's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 1-0 Qside penetration
Geller vs I A Zaitsev, 1969 
(E97) King's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense/Van Geet (Dunst): Berlin Gambit (A00) 1-0
F Reinfeld vs T Dunst, 1931 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

"Under the Microscope of Analysis" (game of the day Feb-18-2016
Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 0-1Boden's # w/N assist
V Stoimenov vs Z S Markovic, 2003
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 23 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 0-1 Black Q chases White K
Z Izoria vs Kupreichik, 2003 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Paulsen (B21) 1-0 Just like Tal!!
R Malpert vs B Rind, 1992 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76) 1-0 Superb!
Van der Wiel vs Sax, 1983 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 P thrust traps B, then Remove the Guard
Movsesian vs P Jacek, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Qside Sac Attack!
E Berg vs M Atabayev, 2011 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B95) 1-0 Nxe6 sac arranges spearhead
G Mukhin vs I Platonov, 1969 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Exposure
Larsen vs Hort, 1978 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 77 in 200 Modern Brilliancies by Kevin Wicker
L Christiansen vs L Gilden, 1976 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 23 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Normal (B03) 0-1 Commedy of errors
J E Oberg vs W J Wenz, 1977 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

QGD Harrwitz (D35) 1-0 Black attack premature. Bh6 seals off K.
Alekhine vs Z von Balla, 1921 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack (B08) 1-0 Cambridge Springs 1904
Marshall vs Pillsbury, 1904 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Indian Game/Owen's Def (A45) 0-1 Black triples on g-file
R P Alvarez vs A Valenzuela, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 She's at the front door
Keres vs Euwe, 1940 
(A09) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Russian Variation. Szabo (Boleslavsky) (D97)
M Feigin vs Szabo, 1939 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Berger Variation (C42) · 0-1
S Ricardo-Rocamora vs W P Shipley, 1895 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15) · 0-1
I Iljiushenok vs Jakovenko, 2015
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 The castled K wins
A Volokitin vs Fridman, 2016 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13)0-1 W gets riddled on Qside
S Vekemans vs M Drasko, 2014
(A13) English, 23 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Discovery
D Ciuksyte vs V Golod, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 Lovely game!
Onischuk vs Hertneck, 1997 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 Tripled pawns usually lose
W Schelfhout vs Maroczy, 1920 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

KGA. Muzio Gambit Sarratt Def (C37) 1-0 Sac Attack!
Prince Dadian vs Kolisch, 1867 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 No Nc6 & both 0-0-0
Hertneck vs R Damaso, 1992
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

W to play 21st move-a 2 star problem
G Beisteiner vs J L Calle Fuentes, 2003 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Hübsch Gambit (D00) 1-0 Dbl B sac oldie
D Pendergast vs R LoPresto, 1810 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD. Harrwitz Attack (D35) 0-1 Tactical finish w/pins
A Jankovic vs Yusupov, 2012
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def Classical. Tartakower Var (C13) 1-0 Know thy Houdini
R W Smith vs R Hart, 2009 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn Variation (C11) 0-1 Dbl rook sac
Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Closed Var (B23) 0-1 pins wins
L Ebbin vs R Kimende, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 Minors on the 3rd/6th
Swiderski vs W Von Holzhausen, 1898 
(C26) Vienna, 23 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Paulsen Def (C25) 1-0 Have my Q
G Fridrich vs R Braune, 1871 
(C25) Vienna, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 94 My Best Games of Chess: 1908-1937 by Alexander Alekhine
Fleissig / A Staehelin/ H Staeheli vs Alekhine, 1922 
(C45) Scotch Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 0-1 Bishop is trapped
Bartosz Miszkielo vs G Thorhallsson, 2015
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Var (C78) 0-1 Kside P roller
A Tari vs Hracek, 2014
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Def (C33) 1-0 Interference+
Westerinen vs M Rolvag, 1988
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

V Akopian vs Kuzubov, 2007 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Y Zhou vs S Williams, 2012 
(B40) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Ponomariov vs Ivanchuk, 2002 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

"Zinkl, Zinkl, Little Star" (game of the day May-27-2014)
A Zinkl vs R Huber, 1897 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

French Def. Chigorin Qe2 Dbl Fio (C00) 1-0 Bustin' Up the Joint
Simagin vs Bibikov, 1944 
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Burn, 1905 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs H Sussman, 1941 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs Westerinen, 1989 
(A21) English, 23 moves, 0-1

Dreev vs T Hughes, 2010
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 23 moves, 1-0

M Marco vs Melzer, 1900 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: General (B00) 1-0 Fabulous mating combo
Capablanca vs S Campos, 1927 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed 5.Bc4 GPA (B23) 1-0 Impressive Kside assault
J Aulin-Jansson vs H Isachsen, 2001
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def. Classical. Stonewall (A95) 1-0 N sac allows Q entry
C Li vs R Bellin, 2016 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 3 in Chess Secrets: Great Attackers by Colin Crouch
Kasparov vs Kengis, 1977 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Veresov Atack. Richter Var (D01) 1-0 h-file battery
Y Vilner vs A Smorodsky, 1927 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Tolush vs G Ilivitsky, 1948 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 23 moves, 1-0

Fazekas vs G Nagy, 1913 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0

A S Rasmussen vs V Dragnev, 2015
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 23 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Wiesbaden Sharp line (D17) 1-0 Q on 6th, R
I Stohl vs P Haba, 1989
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C23) 0-1 Arkhipov links
M Kislov vs S Arkhipov, 1981 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 0-1bring Rs to bare arms upon K&Q
M Sorokin vs E Maljutin, 1991
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin Var (C42) 0-1 23...?
Polgar vs Macieja, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Euwe Def (D00)1-0 g-pawn thrust; Hook #
C Seel vs R Lagunow, 2015 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39) 1-0 Just take it!
Anderssen vs G Perigal, 1851
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. General (B44) 1-0
Velimirovic vs K Langeweg, 1971 
(B44) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

P Pinho vs Hjartarson, 2019 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Igor Berenboym vs R Hovhannisyan, 2015 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def: Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 0-1 Castled K wins
L Barden vs R G Wade, 1959
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Bird Invitation 2.Bb5 Qg5 (C00) 1-0 tripled Ps
Bird vs M Fleissig, 1873 
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

M French vs D Fryer, 2015 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

Romanishin vs Vaganian, 1979 
(C16) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 0-1

R Mainka vs Chiburdanidze, 1995
(C10) French, 23 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0 Open g-file
Zukertort vs H Munk, 1870 
(C21) Center Game, 23 moves, 1-0

N Umudova vs N Gaprindashvili, 2012
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def. Dyckhoff Var (C63) 0-1
H Lehmann vs Spassky, 1957 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Gedult Gambit (D00) 0-1 3.f3 destroyed
A E Blackmar vs A F Wurm, 1882 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Khachiyan vs V Akobian, 2008
(C14) French, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit 3.Nxe5 Nf6 4.Bc4 Qe7 (C40) 0-1Smashing Sac attk!
H Ruben vs S Sorensen, 1879 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

D Minic vs K Honfi, 1966 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical. Zukertort Gambit (C64) 1-0 Discovered+
Adams vs A Easton, 1998 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Def (D40) 1-0 Add to the King's EAD
A Sarana vs S Drazic, 2019 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

An awful lot happens in this short game. Sally explains.
Van Wely vs T F Rumph, 2011 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 1-0 Raking Bs, doubled pawns
Charousek vs Vilmos Lehner, 1897 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Accepted (C21) 1/2-1/2 Active Qless middlegame
Zezulkin vs Karpov, 2002 
(C21) Center Game, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs J Pribyl, 1973 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 23 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs A Saidy, 1973 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 23 moves, 1-0

T Karolyi Jr. vs Dolmatov, 1985
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Goering Attack (C51) 1-0 Minors strip Kside!
J O H Taylor vs Zukertort, 1874 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

Colle System c3 (D02) 0-1 N sac for two Kside pawns
G Page vs Petrov, 1933 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

London System vs Steinitz CG (D02) 0-1 Delayed 0-0-0
Carlsen vs A Korobov, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

KGA. Fischer Def (C34) 0-1 Pawn jam seals in White K
Morozevich vs Kasparov, 1995 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 7 in "Naked Chess: Learn from the Champions" by Will Once
Blackburne vs H Charlick, 1885 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Var (D48) 1-0 N vs B becomes Q trap
M Saud vs A Mohd, 2001 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 23 moves, 1-0

Quite a wild and passionate Thomas Crown Affair!
P Morley vs G T Crown, 1945 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

"Dutch Oven" (game of the day Oct-22-2008)
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Scorching K walk
Steinitz vs Lang, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2 Kts Def. Polerio Def Bogo Var (C58) 1-0 WWall notes
J Durao vs L Prins, 1954 
(C58) Two Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (000) 1-0 K walk
La Bourdonnais vs Jouantho, 1837 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 Simul
J Hanus vs Duras, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 1-0
Harikrishna vs M Marin, 2012
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Double P Sac (C44) 1-0Out on a limb
H Tohirjonova vs G Al-khulaifi, 2010
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Pawn Return Variation (A57) · 1-0
Dreev vs P Cramling, 1991
(A57) Benko Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs P Cramling, 1992
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Dubois vs Baruch, 1866
(C28) Vienna Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 N invasion next
S Sjugirov vs Svidler, 2009 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 23 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

QGD: Anti-Tartakower Var (D55) 1-0 N trap or N fork next
Korchnoi vs Timman, 1991 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Art of Attack in Chess by Vladamir Vukovic p. 232
K Richter vs L Abramavicius, 1930 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Maroczy (C40) 0-1 Q sac removes the defender
Poehlmann vs E J Diemer, 1947 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 0-1 White made a mess of it
O Troianescu vs Szabo, 1947 
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Reinfeld's "The Complete Chess Course" pp 428-30
Aguileva vs Carlsson, 1949 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Defense (D12) · 0-1
L Prins vs S Landau, 1936
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: 2.b3 Var (B20) 0-1 Pins lead to N&B mate
NN vs Waitzkin, 1995 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Neverov vs A I Hamed, 1999 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Loewenthal vs Brien / Wormald, 1854 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD: Barmen Var (D37) 1-0 Undeveloped
Grischuk vs Vitiugov, 2019 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: Steinitz Def (C46) 0-1 Down a piece
J Heral vs Meitner, 1873 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Paulsen Def (C39) 1-0 One step ahead
Lutikov vs G Shakh-Zade, 1950
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11) 0-1 Greco's Mate next
R Bates vs J Houska, 2019 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def: Swedish, Central Break (D33) 1-0 Stockfish 18.?
Adorjan vs J Tisdall, 1981 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 1-0 IQP battle
Tarrasch vs Euwe, 1922 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

C Cranbourne vs Y D Dennis, 1995 
(B07) Pirc, 23 moves, 1-0

Shamkovich vs G Lebredo Zaragoitia, 1978 
(A28) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical, Paulsen Var (B85) 1-0 h-file
Balashov vs Andersson, 1973 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch. Accepted (C47) 1-0 16.?
S Horvath vs B Perenyi, 1972 
(C47) Four Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Advance (C45) 0-1 N raid!
E Tholfsen vs Marshall, 1924 
(C45) Scotch Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46) 0-1 blunderful
Hertes Costa vs F Vasconcellos, 1968 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn General (C18) 1-0 Big hurry
N Das vs O Kobo, 2015 
(C18) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD: Chigorin Def. 4.e3 e5 Main Line (D07) 0-1
Spiridon Ivanov vs R Parnits, 2000
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 23 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 Closed. Worrall Attk Delayed 0-0 (C86) 1-0 Q trap looms
Alekhine vs R Rey Ardid, 1944 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 0-1 Open g-file, rob the pin
T Traistaru vs C Ciobanu, 2005
(C01) French, Exchange, 23 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Lolli Attk (C57) 1-0 Mate in middle
Fischer vs F Gruenberg, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Rice Gambit (C39) 1-0 Lovely combo
L Forgacs vs Swiderski, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: General (C46) 0-1 Q raid
L Maslov vs Lutikov, 1963 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Stanley. Frankenstein-Dracula (C27) 0-1 Correspond
Randy Miller vs L Statham, 1979 
(C27) Vienna Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Kasparov vs Khalifman, 2002 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD: Albin Countergambit. Alapin Var (D08) 1-0 Raking Bishops
A Nikitin vs Kupreichik, 1968
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

French Adv 6.Be2 Nh6 7.BxNh6 Paulsen Attk (C02) 1-0 Rob the Pin
A Santalla vs G Ewing, 2011
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs L Loayza, 1965 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

J Balogh vs K Ozols, 1936
(C16) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 1-0

Radjabov vs A Avetisian, 1996
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

J P Mercier vs M Hebden, 1984
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

M Hebden vs M Krakops, 1995
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

D M Schapiro vs Tartakower, 1905 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Tartakower vs Lilienthal, 1933 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

Breyer vs Spielmann, 1920 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

S Landau vs W J Muhring, 1933
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Veresov 4Ns Attk (A45) 1/2-1/2Perpetual avoids mate on diagonal
Tartakower vs Nimzowitsch, 1923 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nepomniachtchi vs D Gordievsky, 2014
(B06) Robatsch, 23 moves, 1-0

D Gordievsky vs M Tissir, 2018
(A15) English, 23 moves, 0-1

F Duz-Khotimirsky vs I Rabinovich, 1909 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Houssam Mourad vs E Solozhenkin, 2004 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

I Papaioannou vs S Trifonas, 2004 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

S Williams vs R A Allicock, 2004 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Sadvakasov vs S Peschardt, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Dreev vs P Wolff, 1983 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

A R Thomas vs Flohr, 1937
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 23 moves, 0-1

Suba vs Sax, 1982 
(A20) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Suba vs A Zadrima, 1982 
(A17) English, 23 moves, 1-0

H Andersen vs D Pluemer, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Burn, 1906 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

J Friedel vs M de Jong, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 23 moves, 1-0

I Pleci vs V Soultanbeieff, 1930 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Vukcevich vs Bisguier, 1969 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

V Kornfilt vs Fazekas, 1965 
(A21) English, 23 moves, 0-1

V J Hansen vs F Petersen, 1960
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

M Monticelli vs H N Hansen, 1928
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

E J Diemer vs R A Fuller, 1957 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

A A R Afifi vs Beliavsky, 1985 
(A13) English, 23 moves, 0-1

Yates vs Marshall, 1925 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

J Mieses vs Maroczy, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 23 moves, 0-1

M Papa vs J LeBon, 1987 
(B06) Robatsch, 23 moves, 1-0

S Conquest vs S Bjornsson, 1998
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

J Jordan vs Soltan, 1913 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

R Erler vs T Espig, 1971 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

A E Blackmar vs A Lapeyre, 1882 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Kmoch vs Saemisch, 1928 
(C28) Vienna Game, 23 moves, 0-1

J Rowson vs de Firmian, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1978 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Giri vs Topalov, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs H Kunkel, 1909 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

KIA vs French Def (C00) 1-0 tactical possibilities
B Gurgenidze vs Bagirov, 1957 
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav. Bled Variation (A12) 0-1 Sticky
M Ujtelky vs N Cortlever, 1969 
(A12) English with b3, 23 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Zaitsev Var. Nescafe Frappe Attk (A57) 0-1
I Ivanisevic vs Adorjan, 1997 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Kupreichik Var (B56) 0-1 Both sides sac bishops
Velimirovic vs I Ivanisevic, 1999 
(B56) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

S Bernstein vs A Cass, 1939 
(B40) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

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

L Shmuter vs Y Afek, 1995 
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicil Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Early dev (B62) 0-1 En prise!!
Gufeld vs V Zurakhov, 1959 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def Siesta (C74) 1-0 Pins
Taimanov vs G Zachodiakin, 1945 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 0-1 Q trap
A G Murphy vs C Witte, 1957 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov. Modern Var (B17) 1-0 Ng5 vs h6?
K Kulaots vs L Meidla, 2016
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

D Andreikin vs S Sjugirov, 2012 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Wojtkiewicz vs M Mrochen, 1997
(A13) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange Variation (D10) 1-0 Brilliant
Petrosian vs Kupreichik, 1976 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

QGA: Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27) 0-1 Q trap
G Gislason vs I Nyzhnyk, 2010 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Advance (C19) 1-0 Using tripled pawns
Gligoric vs J Moles, 1967 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 23 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Indian Def (A00) 0-1 peekaboo punishment
C Dell'Accio vs E Paoli, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Wade Def: General 0-0 vs. 0-0-0 (A41) 1-0 Rook rampage on 6th
O Sepp vs J Lammi, 2012 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 23 moves, 1-0

19.? Tal made modern chess to look like a football.
Tal vs I Chikovani, 1968 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Averbakh Var (A42) 1-0 Quirky final position
Bobotsov vs O M Hindle, 1967 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 0-1 Q sac for a Dbl Knight Mate!!
Mayet vs Zukertort, 1868 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def: Old Benoni. Schmid Var (A43) 1-0 Two Ns on 6th!
Smyslov vs L Schmid, 1952 
(A43) Old Benoni, 23 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense: General (B00) 0-1 Correspondence
L Horta vs M Dos Santos, 1984 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Fully Accepted (A58) 0-1 weird; Stockfish notes
Gelfand vs Carlsen, 2014 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Barry Attk vs Indian Game: Kside Fianchetto (A48) 1-0 ooo vs oo
Blatny vs M Fette, 1991 
(A48) King's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

G48 in Chess Secrets: The Giants of Power Play by Neil McDonald
Geller vs Portisch, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Marshall Var (B01) 0-1 Knights on the rim
J Peters vs S Sloan, 1969 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: General (A00) 0-1 Exch Sac Kside Assault!
Lloyd vs R Gray, 1959
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1Slashing chess w/dangerous castling
H Seidman vs B Zuckerman, 1968 
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

KGD: Falkbeer CG. Anderssen Attk (C31) 0-1 3 minors on the 2nd
G Neumann vs B von Guretzky-Cornitz, 1863 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 16 in 'Pawn Power in Chess' by Hans Kmoch
Szabo vs Bisguier, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD: Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Variation (D61) 1-0 Aptly named!
Rubinstein vs Teichmann, 1907  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicil Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 1-0 Missed Mate-in-2
A Muzychuk vs S Alexieva, 2016 
(B33) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish; Blitz game
Fischer vs S Reuben, 1963 
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 1-0 U12 excellence
Ding Liren vs So, 2004 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

G6 in 'My Best Games of Chess 1905-1954' by Savielly Tartakower
Tartakower vs Vidmar, 1907  
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 23 moves, 1-0

French Def: McCutcheon. Janowski Var (C12) 0-1 Rolling Knights
D Coleman vs I Lopez Mulet, 2018 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 23 moves, 0-1

19.Rf2 "A move dictated by the soul of a chess artist" - Tal
Geller vs Tal, 1976 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: Advance. Nimzowitsch Gambit 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (C02) 1-0
S J Szpisjak vs D Cavitt, 1998 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 1-0

Slav, Exchange. Schallopp Variation (D12) 1-0 c-file threats
Kmoch vs G Nagy, 1926 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 Correspondence Q trap
E Meyer vs W Rothamel, 1941 
(C26) Vienna, 23 moves, 0-1

Italian Classical, Cntr Attack (C53) 1-0 Notes by J. Lowenthal
Morphy vs J G Cunningham, 1859  
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Mason-Keres Gambit (C33) 1-0 Dbl R Sac
T Wall vs D Ippolito, 1998 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Gunderam Defense: General 2.Nf3 Qe7 (C40) 1-0
A Qashashvili vs B Sadiku, 2004
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0
Caruana vs B Finegold, 2017 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

KGA. Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 Steady in the center
Spielmann vs P S Leonhardt, 1912 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 Raking Bishops
K McDonald vs J Lusk, 2012
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2Kts Def. Traxler Cntrattk N sac line (C57) 0-1 K walk
Shankar Roy vs R Forster, 1991 
(C57) Two Knights, 23 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

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Mieses Def (C52) 1-0 Simul Smash
Lasker vs Polson, 1908 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. Schallop Def (C34) 0-1 Follow theory if you play gambits
Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2020 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def: Steinitz Variation. Gledhill Attack (C11) 1-0 Corr
W M Brooke vs C G Orme, 1906 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

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