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yMirages in Laredo, KS landed @Laramie, WY
Compiled by fredthebear
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Blunders that annoy, or bundles of joy, depending upon who receives what.

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.

* Bear Traps: Game Collection: Traps

* Tactical Motifs, Checkmate Patterns: https://chesstempo.com/tactical-mot...

* Fun in the Open Games: Game Collection: Fun in the Open Games

* KGA: Game Collection: "King's Gambit Accepted"

* Trounce 'em w/the Traxler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW8...

* 100+ Scandinavian Miniatures: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

* Collection assembled by Fredthebear.

* Mr. Harvey's Puzzle Challenge: https://wtharvey.com/

* Women: https://www.thefamouspeople.com/wom...

* Bb5 vs Sicilian: Game Collection: (Underestimated) Rossolimo brillancies

* Anand plays Bb5 vs Sicilian: Game Collection: Anand with Rossolimo attack

The Woodman and Mercury
To M. The Chevalier De Bouillon.

Your taste has served my work to guide;
To gain its suffrage I have tried.
You'd have me shun a care too nice,
Or beauty at too dear a price,
Or too much effort, as a vice.
My taste with yours agrees:
Such effort cannot please;
And too much pains about the polish
Is apt the substance to abolish;
Not that it would be right or wise
The graces all to ostracize.
You love them much when delicate;
Nor is it left for me to hate.
As to the scope of Aesop's plan,
I fail as little as I can.
If this my rhymed and measured speech
Avails not to please or teach,
I own it not a fault of mine;
Some unknown reason I assign.
With little strength endued
For battles rough and rude,
Or with Herculean arm to smite,
I show to vice its foolish plight.
In this my talent wholly lies;
Not that it does at all suffice.
My fable sometimes brings to view
The face of vanity purblind
With that of restless envy joined;
And life now turns on these pivots two.
Such is the silly little frog
That aped the ox on her bog.
A double image sometimes shows
How vice and folly do oppose
The ways of virtue and good sense;
As lambs with wolves so grim and gaunt,
The silly fly and frugal ant.
Thus swells my work – a comedy immense –
Its acts unnumbered and diverse,
Its scene the boundless universe.
Gods, men, and brutes, all play their part
In fields of nature or of art,
And Jupiter among the rest.
Here comes the god who's wont to bear
Jove's frequent errands to the fair,
With winged heels and haste;
But other work's in hand today.

A man that laboured in the wood
Had lost his honest livelihood;
That is to say,
His axe was gone astray.
He had no tools to spare;
This wholly earned his fare.
Without a hope beside,
He sat him down and cried,
"Alas, my axe! where can it be?
O Jove! but send it back to me,
And it shall strike good blows for you."
His prayer in high Olympus heard,
Swift Mercury started at the word.
"Your axe must not be lost," said he:
"Now, will you know it when you see?
An axe I found on the road."
With that an axe of gold he showed.
"Is it this?" The woodman answered, "Nay."
An axe of silver, bright and gay,
Refused the honest woodman too.
At last the finder brought to view
An axe of iron, steel, and wood.
"That's mine," he said, in joyful mood;
"With that I'll quite contented be."
The god replied, "I give the three,
As due reward of honesty."
This luck when neighbouring choppers knew,
They lost their axes, not a few,
And sent their prayers to Jupiter
So fast, he knew not which to hear.
His winged son, however, sent
With gold and silver axes, went.
Each would have thought himself a fool
Not to have owned the richest tool.
But Mercury promptly gave, instead
Of it, a blow on the head.
With simple truth to be contented,
Is surest not to be repented;
But still there are who would
With evil trap the good, –
Whose cunning is but stupid,
For Jove is never duped.

* Opening Tree: https://www.shredderchess.com/onlin...

P-K4 Parham Attack (C20) 1-0 April Fool's, 3 move blunder
E Schiller vs H Pack, 1969 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 1-0

1.P-K4 Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 Decoy into Royal fork
Adow vs Borissow, 1889 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs (A00) 0-1 Heed warning -- Develop Ns & Bs before Q
K Kusin vs J Varfolomeev, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 4 moves, 0-1

Invitation to Sicilian Alapin; e4Pawn looks free for the taking
G Welling vs T Veugen, 1979 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 4 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def., Advance Var (B00) 0-1 Knt invasion miniature
D Sherborne vs D Wake, 1857 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense-Black resigned: Bxf7+ followed by Ng5+
Lusgin vs M Joffe, 1968 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def (B00) 1-0 Transposes to a Vienna Game trap
S Solovjov vs M Kuerschner, 2003 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Kennedy. Linksspringer (B00) 1-0 Invitation 2C
C M Saulson vs H M Phillips, 1907 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Common unpin trap
E Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya vs NN, 1988 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Center Counter 3...Qc6?? 4.Bb5 absolute pin traps Q (B01) 1-0
K D Reichwald vs G Scheuerlein, 2011 
(B01) Scandinavian, 4 moves, 1-0

Boden's Criss Cross Mate is the Mother Load of Sacrifices
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian: Kiel Variation 4.c4 Nb4 (B01) 0-1 Queen Trap
J U Trippe vs B Skonieczna, 1988 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: Modern Var (B01) 1-0 Common Qside trap
M Pavlov vs D Dragos, 1987 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 1-0

Pterodactyl Defense: Sicilian. Siroccopteryx (B06) 0-1 Q fork
J A Lacasa Diaz vs E Schiller, 2004 
(B06) Robatsch, 6 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin (B22) 1-0 Q+ & fork N in shooting gallery
M Mosquera vs D Canda, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 5 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin Barmen Defense Central Exchange (B22) 1-0 Unpin
E Naiditsch vs A Draeger, 2000 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin / Cntr Cntr Declined (B22) 1-0 Q trap
H Ullrich vs NN, 1952 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed Variation (B23) Miniature: 0-0 or Capture??
P A Ursell vs A T Watson, 1953 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B23) 0-1 Double ++ on open e-file is decisive
Puck vs Troll, 1961 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 0-1 Noah's Ark
Bleischmidt vs Lytschuk, 1976 
(B30) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Double Pin
Rossolimo vs C Kottnauer, 1948 
(B30) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B31) 1-0 See Fritz analysis
Bronstein vs D Tomic, 1970 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Smothered Mate in 6 moves
Granter vs Haily, 1984 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Embarrassing smothered mate
J McGrouther vs R McCann, 1893 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) Bone in the throat
Greiner vs S Buntin, 1975 
(B40) Sicilian, 9 moves, 1-0

What a bozo! Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) 1-0
Margave vs NN, 1976 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 N&B trap royalty at home
M Tseitlin vs I Taimanov, 1981 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Black will lose Q or #
R Nicevski vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical (B57) 1-0 Black Q gets trapped grabbing pawn
Fischer vs NN, 1959 
(B56) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical Magnus Smith Trap (B56) 1-0 Bxf7+ Deflection
Schestakov vs Gusseinow, 1967 
(B56) Sicilian, 9 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

Sicilian Dragon (B70) 1-0 Famous Wayward kNight Trap
V Borsony vs A Laustsen, 1956 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

VK wins in 12; Spassky (age 11) could play on with 12...Kd8!
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 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

Sicilian Najdorf (B94) 1-0 Immune Ne6 helps trap the Q!
Waserski vs Godes, 1975 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 10 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 Najdorf. Polugayevsky Var (B96) 1-0 FTB study advice
Keene vs J N Sugden, 1961  
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1-0

Portuguese Opening: General (C20) 0-1 White grabs Ps before 0-0
G Vescovi vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C23) 0-1 Decoy sac, Royal fork
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Alapin Opening 1.e4 e5 2.Ne2?! (C20) 0-1 Legall's Mate
London vs Athens, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Beyer Gambit (C21) 1-0 The most sudden K walk that I know of.
Sas vs NN, 1904 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Bishop's O., Blanel G. (C27) 1-0 Can't defend 2 mating squares
Kutjanin vs Jakobjuk, 1940 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def (C24) 1-0, Bxf7+, Ng5+ Q trap
E Paehtz vs M Mueller-Seps, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 93 Bf6 block supports mate
Alekhine vs De Cassio, 1944 
(C25) Vienna, 10 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit (C25) 1-0 Legall's Mate
Pillsbury vs Fernandez, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 9 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Knight Var (C25) 1-0 Take the N!
D Ham vs A Howard, 1979 
(C25) Vienna, 8 moves, 1-0

#4917 in Laszlo Polgar's 1994 Chess: 5334 Problems, Combos & G
Kolbe vs S Rotenstein, 1921 
(C25) Vienna, 9 moves, 0-1

A simple 7 ... Qf6 holds things together for Black
G Robinson vs C Davie, 1916 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Who are you and what have you done with Capablanca!?
Capablanca vs A Kramer, 1914 
(C26) Vienna, 9 moves, 0-1

White plays five moves---announces mate in eight!!!
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1862 
(C27) Vienna Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky G (C42) 1-0 Legall's mate
Taylor vs K Dreyer, 1934 
(C27) Vienna Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C28) 1-0 Fantastic! Various notes.
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C28) Vienna Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 0-1 White failed to play Nf3
NN vs N D Nathan, 1850 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

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

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Qf6? La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 1-0 Corner N#!
S Sokolov vs I Semenov, 1987 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

King Pawn: La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 1-0 2...Nf6 is superior
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Damiano Def (C40) 1-0 Black's 1st move was the only good m
J Mieses vs NN, 1933 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. (C41) 1-0 Unpin, Q sac, Legall's Mate
C Hartlaub vs Worch, 1890 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Damiano Variation /Copycat (C42) 1-0 Discovered+
NN vs E Fossan, 1991 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Damiano, Kholmov Gambit (C42) 1-0 More copycat
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Urusov Gambit (C42) 1-0 More than one threat
Tg Zulkifli vs W Lai, 1992 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening (C44) 1-0 Capture, Recapture, Pin the Q
Sturell vs NN, 1956 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Haxo Gambit (C50) 1-0 mini: Black trouble on open lines
Tarrasch vs NN, 1880 
(C45) Scotch Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Scotch Steinitz Var (C45) 1-0 Q is removed as defender of the B
K Kulaots vs J Geller, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1-0 Pawn fork, Dbl attack
Reti vs Dunkelblum, 1914 
(C46) Three Knights, 8 moves, 1-0

Scotch/3 Knights, Steinitz Def (C46) 1-0Common miniature on 6th
G Minchev vs D Miraschiev, 1986 
(C46) Three Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Three Knights, Spanish vs. Steinitz (C46) 1-0 Legall's Mate
J N Berger vs Frohlich, 1888 
(C46) Three Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian Game (C50) 1-0 Miniature: Move pieces, not pawns!
C Hartlaub vs H Rosenbaum, 1892 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 6 moves, 1-0

Italian Game (C50) 1-0 Good to know miniature w/Legall's Mate
A Cheron vs Jeanloz, 1929 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 8 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical, Center Attk (C53) 1-0 Spearhead, loose N
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 1-0

Fishin' Pole Attack - Never castle when there is a kNight on g5
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 1-0

White clears the way with minor pieces for her majesty to finis
Spoelman vs A Bensdai, 2001 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Def Nge7 (C60) 1-0 Nxe5 sac, Spearhead
Benko vs Sawyer, 1964 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Sic Closed vs Botvinnik System Rev (B25) 0-1 Remove the Guard!
H Tanner vs Shabalov, 1991 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 10 moves, 0-1

KIA (A07) 0-1 Trapped Bishop is attacked with 12. ... e5
B Khotenashvili vs Lagno, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Polish Defense (A40) 1-0 Greek gift for Fredthebear
Tarjan vs Hodgson, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Owen's Defense (B00) 1-0 8.Nxe6 creates light square issues
F Tahirov vs S Pukkinen, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 1-0 Q sac mini
Greco vs NN, 1623 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Two consecutive humdinger N sacrifices
E Bhend vs E Schneiders, 1985 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Normal?! (C00)/Owen's Def (B00) 0-1 3.Qf3?! Nc6
R Ashley vs R Morton, 1980 
(C00) French Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

Improper Modern Bg7 (B00) 1-0 Bxf7+ sac for Ne6 Smothered Q
R P Klabunde vs Snijder, 1983 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Uncommon (A00) 1-0 Like a Lion/Philidor Defense Bxf7
E Reinhardt vs Reiss, 1934 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

5...Qa5/Nc6 (B01)0-1 W unpin capture sequence backfires
Zabrzeski vs Angelov, 1967 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Anderssen Counterattack (B01) 0-1 Pin, Q trap
A Lisenko vs T Voronova, 1978 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Unpin threatens Legall's Mate, then Just Take It!
Balode vs Sondore, 1965 
(B01) Scandinavian, 7 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 ML. Mieses Var (B01) 1-0 Mouse slip or brain cramp?
M Mankinen vs J Gronemann, 1999 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 4.Bc4 not Main Lines (B01) 1-0 N smothered+
A Benschop vs E Gruenenwald, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 5.Be2 not Main Lines (B01) 1-0 Nc7+ Royal fam
C Ramirez vs C Hernandez, 2005 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 Reversed Englund Gambit
L Ingram vs A McDonald, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense Miniature: Checkmate w/a pawn on f7
A Powers vs Dake, 1937 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern. Main Line (B05) 1-0 Bolt from the blue!
Polgar vs J Fernandez Garcia, 2003 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 24 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard (B06) 1-0 Bxf7+ vs both Ns developed
J Sylvan vs A Flaata, 1994 
(B06) Robatsch, 10 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. vs 150 Attack (B06) 1-0 Qside yields 2 passers
V Ciocaltea vs N Gaprindashvili, 1969
(B06) Robatsch, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Nxf7 KxNf7 Qxe6+
Alekhine vs R Bruce, 1938 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10)1-0Notes by Alekhine
Alekhine vs I Naharro, 1941  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack(B10)1-0Auer, das tut weh!
Wurm vs Auer, 1937 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Mieses Attk. Landau Gambit (B12) 1-0 Fool's Mate
C Damant vs NN, 1932 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Van der Wiel Attk B Hunt (B12) 0-1mixed up Q
S A Jones vs B Derakhshani, 2019 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

An uncastled king cannot withstand two open central files
Alekhine vs B Strazdins, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 15 moves, 1-0

C-K Panov Attk. Modern Def Reifir-Spielmann Line (B13) 1-0X-ray
I A Zaitsev vs NN, 1970 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 16 moves, 1-0

C-K Panov Attk. Modern Def Mieses Line (B13) 1-0 N+ threats
A J Goldsby vs D Jacobs, 2000 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 13 moves, 1-0

A very famous off-hand game ends in Reti's Mate
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation (B16) 0-1 Poisoned Bishop
K Aseev vs Bronstein, 1982 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 14 moves, 0-1

C-K Def. Bronstein-Larsen NxNf6+ gxNf6 (B16) 1-0Castle opposite
Tal vs Bronstein, 1982 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov Var (B17) 1-0 Quick smothered mate robbing the pin
C R Gurnhill vs W H Banks, 1962 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 6 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Karpov Var (B17) 1-0 h6 Nxf7 leads to second N fork
V Kolesnikov vs P Piatnitsky, 1994 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov Variation (B17) 1-0 Wrestlin' ol' Westin
M Z Ali vs B Westin, 1987 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Modern Variation (B17) 1-0 Consecutive N checks
D Pavasovic vs D Zelenika, 2005 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall (B20) 1-0 Qe5+ forks LPDO Ra1
C Maddigan vs NN, 1970 
(B20) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sic Wing Gambit. 4.axb4 Bxb4 Marshall (B20) 1-0 1-11 P moves
Alekhine vs E D G Frahm, 1933 
(B20) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian (B20) Alternative defense to BDG gets smothered
Deming vs Cornell, 1980 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 6 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Chameleon (B20) 1-0 Raking Bs, invading N
Capablanca vs G Wheatcroft, 1939 
(B20) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Morphy Gambit (B21) 0-1Pile on the pin w/a Pawn
B V Lyubimov vs Alekhine, 1908 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 16 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) · The Siberian Trap
G Rohit vs K Szabo, 2001 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 9 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Smith-Morra G (B21)1-0 Common open d-file K deflection
D Zardus vs A Steventon, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Crowded Q trap
Ivanchuk vs Sosonko, 1989 
(B30) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto Var (B31) 0-1 Qxf2+
M Cetkovic vs Velimirovic, 1962 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

The queen sacrifice 33.Qxh8+ was not correct:
Kasparov vs Polgar, 2002 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0The Last Laugh in Blitz
Tal vs Kasparov, 1992 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) · 1-0
Hort vs B Jansson, 1972 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Kasparov vs The World, 1999 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0 Kside attack heets up 7th
Carlsen vs Anand, 2012 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 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 English Attack (B90) 0-1 Cross pin@knight
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 20 moves, 0-1

Game 129 in 'Understanding Chess Middlegames' by John Nunn.
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

First game ever played in the history of Chess Olympiads
Yates vs O Naegeli, 1927 
(B83) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

French Defense: General (C00) 0-1 Standard Q trap f3/f6 by Bs
NN vs R Blaine, 1980 
(C00) French Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

French Exchange. Monte Carlo/Albin CG(C01) 0-1Greed is punished
NN vs Livingstone, 1941 
(C01) French, Exchange, 10 moves, 0-1

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0Main trap by 2 kids
J Martinez vs D Rybansky, 1993 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

French Advance, Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0 B Sac, N Outpost
B Wall vs H Murtaugh, 1971 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance (C02)0-1 It's 3 vs 2 or Qc3+ & fork Ra1
Estrin vs Y Neishtadt, 1938 
(C02) French, Advance, 11 moves, 0-1

French Advance. 6.Be2 f6 Euwe Var (C02) 1-0 Black drops B
A J Goldsby vs B Inman, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 13 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch Var (C03) 1-0 Double attack h7 & Ra8
D Sermek vs M Varini, 1999 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 9 moves, 1-0

Game 13 in The Fireside Book of Chess by Chernev & Reinfeld
Kmoch vs T Ellison, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 0-1

Anand (Informant #63, game 240) Vaganian resigned after 21.Ne5.
Anand vs Vaganian, 1995 
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein 4...Bb4+? (C10) 1-0 Useless vs. Useful Checks
B Wall vs W Wall, 1969 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Miniature: 4 minors trap Q in 11
F Perrin vs NN, 1883 
(C11) French, 11 moves, 1-0

French Defense: McCutcheon Var (C12) 1-0 "Cole's Law"
A Coles vs J T Westbrock, 1951 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 18 moves, 1-0

Classic Bxh7+ sacrifice yields sideways Epaulette Mate vsFrench
M Pestalozzi vs D Duhm, 1900 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Winawer (C15) 1-0 Qxe6+ sacrifice; Boden's mate
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

Take my Queen, I'm getting another one anyway.
Y Rusakov vs B Verlinsky, 1947 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Lasker gets scorched when he brings out his queen
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Pseudo-Legall's # w/discovery Nh8++
W Potter vs Matthews, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Bxf7+ means Q is lost
C Gibbs vs C Davie, 1916 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0 Q skewer, trap
Albin vs Horinek, 1922 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Frozen f-pawn is pinned so battery wins
F Bethge vs Legal, 1930 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 0-1 Q sac, Dbl B attack
Stevenson vs A Marriott, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 0-1

"The Fireside Book of Chess" by Chernev & Reinfeld, p. 203
NN vs P S Leonhardt, 1903 
(C22) Center Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Normal Var (C22) 1-0 Decoy, Pin, QxQ
Bronstein vs NN, 1950 
(C22) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 1-0Pin, Q sac opens h-file R#
R L'hermet vs Hagemann, 1888 
(C22) Center Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Lewis Gambit (C23) 0-1 Deflection Sacrifice
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 0-1 White got stoned
O Woldmann vs E Suemnich, 2003 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

B's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24)1-0 Woldmann stays the course
O Woldmann vs G Jikharevitsch, 2003 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 Qs & Ns riddle
S Kurkin vs A Panko, 2003 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 71 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit (C25) 0-1 Q sac, pseudo-Legall's mate
W A Oudheusden vs L de Vries, 1934 
(C25) Vienna, 11 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Stanley Var. Reversed Spanish (C26) 1-0Kick it in!
H Hallmann vs W Schneider, 1931 
(C26) Vienna, 13 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game, Stanley Var (C26) 1-0 Bxf7+ then Qd5+ & fork, more
Alekhine vs A Evenson, 1918 
(C26) Vienna, 14 moves, 1-0

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

Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C42) 1-0 Really??
C Hartlaub vs Lasker, 1908 
(C27) Vienna Game, 17 moves, 1-0

B's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 Nice combo, but overcooked
Rublevsky vs Navara, 2007 
(C28) Vienna Game, 35 moves, 1-0

KGD Petrov's Defense (C30)1-0 Bxh7+, you know the rest
M Rohde vs W Martz, 1977 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical (C30) 0-1 Failed Unpin: Bxf7+ KxB, Ng5+ QxNg5!
T Alfred vs J Randolph, 1979 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

KGD Panteldakis Countergambit (C30) 1-0 Underpromotion PxR=N#
H Reinle vs Lange, 1936 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Mafia Defense (C30) 1-0 Uncommon #
B Raphael vs H P Montgomery, 1856 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Blackburne's Trap is a Legall's Mate not meant for Fredthebear
Blackburne vs NN, 1885  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

Game #93 in Soltis' "100 Best"
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

How not to play the Kings Gambit. Scholar's Mate variation
N Tchinenoff vs R Maillard, 1925 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 4 moves, 0-1

KGD. Classical General (C30) 0-1 Capa grinds him to dust
Pulvermacher vs Capablanca, 1907 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

KDG Falkbeer CG. Accepted (C31) 1-0 Support mate on open e-file
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

Game 6 in Three Hundred Chess Games by Siegbert Tarrasch
Von Scheve vs Tarrasch, 1880 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

KGD. Falkbeer CG Charousek G (C31) Castle & rip open the center
K Walbrodt vs Loew, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 1-0 Sneaky tactics
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1892 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Staunton Line (C31) 1-0 Discover++
Salomon vs Gregor, 1902 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

Trap 140 in Chernev's "Winning Chess Traps" (C31) 1-0 10 moves
H Reinle vs Kostner, 1925 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer CntrG. Blackburne Attk (C31) 0-1 Trap forward N
D Patterson vs B Wall, 1984 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer Countergambit 3...e4 Charousek Gambit (C32) 1-0
W van Humbeeck vs P Limbos, 1964 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Charousek G. Accepted (C32) 1-0Escape w/royal fork
M Lange vs T Albert, 1987 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA B's Gambit Greco 3...Qh4+ (C33) 1-0 Know this Unpin Q trap
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0 Bxf7+ traps Q
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 1-0Pile on the pin
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

KGA Gianutio Countergambit (C34) 1-0 Schlechter punishes 3...f5
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0Rob the pin that no longer D
Morant vs A de Feuquieres, 1680 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA Schallop Defense (C34) 1-0 Castle by hand; gain time on Q
Schlechter vs J Mieses, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

KGA. Schallop Def (C34) 1-0 Hungry P discovered attacks
Koblents vs V Zagorovsky, 1946 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Becker Def (C34) 1-0 Famous N sacrifice
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

He wrote "Easy Guide to Chess" for Fredthebear's pals
B H Wood vs G Stokes, 1964 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA. Cunningham Def McCormick Def (C35) 1-0 Greek Gift declined
A Filipowicz vs A Tarnowski, 1962 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 25 moves, 1-0

KGA Modern Defense (C36) 1-0 Discovered Double Check is Mate!
A Meek vs Adbor, 1855 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

KGA. Abbazia Def (C36) 1-0 Pin wins either way
Manteca vs Perez Millan, 1985 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Always Ask "Can I be put in check AFTER castling?"
J Aulin-Jansson vs E Lie, 2006 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit Accepted. Lolli Gambit (C37) 1-0 K walk the plank
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Double Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 A very eventful game
J Yoos vs M Barron, 2011 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

Double Muzio Gambit won by 1900 against 2500 IM
Soren Jensen vs F Urkedal, 2013 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

KGA. Double Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 Pins on files, 7th rank
M Lanzani vs M Sheskin, 2010 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA. Muzio G. Sarratt Def (C37) 0-1 Gambiteers should not trade
R Bordukalo vs K Sakai, 2003 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

KGA. Muzio Gambit Accepted From Def (C37) 1-0 Similar2Immortal
G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1872 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Salvio Gambit Nh6 (C37) 0-1 White Q is trapped - must know
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 0-1

KGA. Double Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 Activate ALL your pieces!
B Renaut vs NN, 1974 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

KGA. K's Knight Gambit (C37) 1-0 Deadly Decoys
W Wheelwright vs T Frere, 1861 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA. Rosentreter Gambit Bird Gambit (C37) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
Bird vs NN, 1869 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA Double Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 Minor sacs, Discovery!
Pettersson vs Nielsen, 1985 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA Philidor Gambit (C38) Bxf7+ then discovery on the Q
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA. Hanstein Gambit (C38) 1-0 Both Ks head for Qside
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 0-1 Clobbering Corres
Kendernai vs J Spodny, 1966 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

La Bourdonnais Gambit 2...Qf6 (C40) 1-0 P grab becomes Support#
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

P-K4 La Bourdonnais Gambit (C40) 1-0 Double check is mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

KP Game: Damiano Defense (C40) 1-0 push the h-pawn
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Damiano Def (C40) 1-0 Q sac, P mate Fredthebear watched
P Damiano vs NN, 1512 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 0-1 Royal pin
Hols vs Bucker, 1792 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

P-K4 McConnell Defense (C40) 1-0 Qf6 is a common trap square
Koltanowski vs W Nolan, 1960 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

The oldest Latvian Gambit: Greco Var (C40) 0-1 Good blog notes
Polerio vs G da Cutri, 1590 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Elephant G (C40) 1-0 Discovered double check on the open e-file
A Toth vs C Guerra Costa, 1999 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mason CG (C40) 1-0A rare NN miniature win in 6!
NN vs Cornelissen, 1974 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Variation (C40) 1-0 If KxN then NxP#
M Lange vs R Schurig, 1855 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

G158 in 500 Master Games of Chess by S. Tartakower & J. Du Mont
Kashdan vs Koltanowski, 1932 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def. Hanham 3...Nbd7 (C41) 1-0 Qh6 Boden's #
O Krause vs B Leussen, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Philidor Countergambit (C41) 1-0 Q sacrifice, Pawn mate
S Mlotkowski vs Deacon, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Damiano Variation (C42) 1-0 Book Trap Blindfolded
Koltanowski vs K Diller, 1960 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

Petrov, Damiano. Kholmov Gambit (C42) 0-1 N sac->Boden's Mate!
NN vs F Rhine, 2017 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 14 moves, 0-1

Ponziani Opening: Leonhardt Var (C44) 0-1Pile on the pin twice
A J Fink vs Alekhine, 1932 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Scotch-Goering Gambit (C44) 1-0 The 'Sea-Cadet' Mate/Legall's #
Falkbeer vs NN, 1847 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch G. Kside Var (C45) 1-0Black lets White Q in front door
T Qiu vs Wang Yiwei, 2001 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1-0 B & Q sacrifice miniature
G Chandler vs E Gilliand, 1981 
(C46) Three Knights, 13 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1-0 Just like Reti played
Capablanca vs E B Adams, 1909 
(C46) Three Knights, 9 moves, 1-0

Three Knights 3...Bb4 (C46) 1-0 Legall's Mate w/2 Ns & 2 Bs
W Pollock vs E Hall, 1890 
(C46) Three Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian Game 4.0-0 f5 5.d4 (C50) 1-0 A rim rockin' slam dunk!!
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

Notes by Philipp "Stamma on the Game of Chess" from 1737
NN vs Philip Stamma, 1737  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian Game (C50) 1-0 Pin, Discovered Double Check, Ng6#
J Watkinson vs NN, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Anderssen Var (C51) 1-0 Spearhead aims at f7
Fischer vs J Boatner, 1964 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 10 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Bxf7+ then Ne6 traps Qd8
W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Bxf7+ deflects K from defense of QxQd8
I Diaz Fernandez vs J Saenz Martinez, 1996
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2 Ns Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 1-0 4 Bs on b-file!
A Kosten vs M Hebden, 1987 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knights Def. Perreux Var (C55) 1-0 Kingdom to Kdom
Anderssen vs de Riviere, 1858 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

17...Bh3! is number 345 in Reinfelds 1001 combo book
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Double Gambit Accepted (C56) 1-0 Arabian Mate
E Holt vs T Bingamon, 1947 
(C56) Two Knights, 14 moves, 1-0

2Ns, Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attk (C56) 1-0 Pillsbury notes
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1895  
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

2Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack N sac line (C57) 0-1 K walk
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Zukertort sacs the Queen for Boden's mate in 12 moves
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Defense. Fishing Pole (C65) 0-1 Don't accept it
M Lee vs B Wall, 2007 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Exchange. Gligoric 5.0-0 f6 (C69) 1-0 BF's secret weap
Fischer vs Portisch, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Caro Var (C70) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO R
B Wall vs J Chance, 1969 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO N
J Vetemaa vs O Niemi, 1996 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Averbakh Variation (C87) 1-0 Queenmate
Fischer vs J Terrone, 1964 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 8 in 'I Play Against Pieces' by Svetozar Gligoric.
J Szily vs Gligoric, 1948 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 21 moves, 0-1

Spurious!? Interesting Q trap w/Black castled, White isn't.
Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

QG Accepted Old Variation: Piece lost in 6. See Blogger notes.
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 6 moves, 1-0

Photo-copy (w/colors reversed) of Ed. Lasker - Sir G.A. Thomas
NN vs R Crepeaux, 1923 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

QGD. Harrwitz Attack. Fianchetto Def (D37) 1-0 Battery on h7
A Moiseenko vs B Savchenko, 2006 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Bxf2+, Ng4+, Common Q Trap
W Veitch vs J Penrose, 1950 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

(E18) QID, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 12 moves, 1-0 Double Attack
H Heinicke vs P A Seitz, 1934 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 12 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Romanishin Var (E20) 0-1 Discovery Dbl Attk
V Greenwalt vs B Wall, 1983 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 8 moves, 0-1

(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 19 moves, 0-1
Vilem Novak vs Karpov, 1966 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1 Discovery on Q
B Wall vs A Brown, 1972 
(C02) French, Advance, 9 moves, 1-0

FR Tarrasch, Guimard Def (C04) 1-0 White threatens # & LPDO N
Tal vs Vaganian, 1973 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 12 moves, 1-0

Tal sacrifices three minor pieces for mate C05 1-0 16
Tal vs Salnikov, 1970 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

Game 13: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
J Dobias vs J Podgorny, 1952 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

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

FR Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Both Black N's pinned
Tal vs M Strelkov, 1949 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Fort Knox (C10)1-0 10 moves. #39, Discovery
B H Wood vs L D H, 1948 
(C10) French, 10 moves, 1-0

Game 45 Instructive Chess Miniatures by Alper Efe Ataman
Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation (C11) 1-0 30.?
G Benini vs A Reggio, 1911 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 17.?
Sherard / Wilmot vs Burn, 1897 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Frankfurt Var (C13) 1-0The hunter becomes the
Velimirovic vs Ree, 1994 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13)1-0
B Martin vs M Hopewell, 1985
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Fingerslip, Kunin Double Gambit (C15) 1-0 Opera #
R Schwarz vs Labau, 1948 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance (C16) 1-0 2 tremendous tactical blows!!
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C16) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Advance, Moscow Var (C17) 0-1 The Rb1 is lost
N V Pedersen vs L Karlsson, 1996 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 9 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer. Classical Var (C18) 1-0 students
Spassky vs R Fuchs, 1958 
(C18) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Adv (C19) 1-0 Occupy the 6th w/half-open files
J Dueball vs G Jacoby, 1976 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

Fictional post-mortem analysis; extended Legall's Mate!
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit 2...Qh4+?! (C30) 1-0 Fredthebear saw this Q trap
B Wall vs T Flores, 1988 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Resembles Damiano's Defense w/a Qmate
B Wall vs D Ferguson, 1989 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Worse than a discovery...Unpin
H Van Oostrum vs Bokern, 1967 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Game 2 in My Games 1920-1937 by Machgielis Euwe
Euwe vs Maroczy, 1921 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

KGD Panteldakis Countergambit (C30) 1-0 So bad it seems staged
T Moore vs NN, 1989 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit 3.fxe5?? (C31) 0-1
O W Rigaud vs J Cooper, 1974 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 5 moves, 0-1

KGD. Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attk (C31) 0-1 Light-square Bs str
NN vs Beis, 1940 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit. Blackburne Attack (C31) 0-1 +, +
Sachs vs D Gedult, 1971 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer Countergambit 3...e4 Charousek Gambit (C32) 1-0 N&Q++
J Valenzuela vs J Aguirre, 1998
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's G (C33) 0-1Q sac lets open lines
F Riemann vs Anderssen, 1876 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

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

KGA Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Def (C33) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Morozevich vs Anand, 1995 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 White's big center traps Q
W J Lutes vs J Fuller, 1962 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 Queen trap missed Fredthebear
Westerinen vs J Franzen, 1988 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA Mason-Keres Gambit (C33) 1-0 Over aggressive Q trap
Keres vs Toldsepp, 1934 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA. B's Gambit Bogoljubow Var (C33) 1-0 No center P fork trick
D Gedult vs M von Zweigbergk, 1971 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA. Tumbleweed (C33) 0-1 Royal skewer+
Nash vs Jim Jordan, 1979 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 5 moves, 0-1

KGA Bishop's Gambit Greco Var (C33) 0-1 Scholar's Mate
B R vs A Wagner, 1902 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 5 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Accepted. Fischer Defense (C34) 1-0 Corr
J Hakola vs Aimo Lehtinen, 1988
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

KGA. Schallop Defense (C34) 1-0 Dbl B sacs on the 7th
W W Young vs R Puckett, 1962 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA. Schallop Def (C34) 0-1 Dbl N sac opens lines for Greco's #
P McEvan vs G Kito, 1967 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

KGA. King's Knight Gambit (C34) 1-0 Fredthebear don't bluff
M Grant vs R A Roth, 1994 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

KGA. Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (C37) 1-0 Seize the initiative!
Morphy vs NN, 1860 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

KGA, Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (C37) 1-0 Two pins win
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 16 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. MacDonnell Gambit (C37) 1-0Scholar's Mate plus one
B Wall vs P Lewis, 1976 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (C37) · 1-0
B Wall vs L Chapman, 1973 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA, Wild Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 S/he's a gonner!
W W Young vs Marshall, 1913 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA. Traditional Variation (C38) 1-0 Pile on the pin w/a pawn
C Groeneveld vs T Korhonen, 1988 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

KGA. Traditional Variation (C38) 1-0 N & Dbl B sacs
F Lazard vs NN, 1903 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Cotter Gambit (C39) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 1-0 Notes J. Lowenthal
Morphy vs G W Lyttelton, 1858  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Berlin Def (C39) 1-0 Which N wins?
Blackburne vs Wilson, 1880  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Def (C39) 0-1 Different Ns
E Kristiansen vs A Kolarov, 1966 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 0-1

Damiano Def 3.Nxe5 fxNe5 4.Qh5+ Ke7 No d5 (C40) 1-0 EZ pickin
K Million vs J Marx, 2000 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

The original Boden's Mate: Q sac w/criss-crossed bishops
R Schulder vs S Boden, 1853 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Hanham Var (C41) 1-0 Q trap
Krogius vs N Aratovsky, 1945 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Philidor, Hanham. Steiner Var (C41) 1-0 Casual game; Bxf7+, Qc4
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor: Lopez CG (C41) 1-0 Spurious but gorgeous miniature
J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Hanham Var (C41) 1-0 book trap Fredthebear read
K Spraggett vs D Boileau, 1973 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Double Bishop Sacrifice coming next C42 1-0 26
Polgar vs Karpov, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Don't trust someone else's theory...you might lose in six moves
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Gцring Gambit. Double P Sac (C44) 1-0 Whirlwi
I A Zaitsev vs V Storozhenko, 1970 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Jaenisch Cntrattk (C44) 1-0 Legall's # K run
L Bachmann vs J Kunstmann, 1899 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical 5.Nf5 (C45)0-1 Bxf2+ Deflects K then QxQ
R Banaj vs G Olarasu, 1994 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Horwitz Attack Miniature (C45) 0-1 Pins galore!
NN vs Bird, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Scotch (C45) 1-0 Common mini when fianchetto B bites the dust
B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Steinitz 4...Qh4 (C45) 1-0 Q trap
P Frazer vs Taubenhaus, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0Nice Q deflection sac to mate
J Shoup vs Marshall, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical Var (C45) 1-0 Intermezzo allows retreat
T Schou-Moldt vs A Subramanian, 2015 
(C45) Scotch Game, 7 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: General (C46) 0-1 Stockfish notes
N Kosolapov vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C46) Three Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Italian Fork Trick (C46) 0-1 ...b5 Q trap
R Rysan vs M Drtina, 1994 
(C46) Three Knights, 10 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish (C48) 1-0 Decoy Q sac allows NxB+ fork
Navara vs Z Ruzicka, 1997 
(C48) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Four Ns Spanish. Classical (C48) 0-1 She offered a draw instead
Capablanca vs M Bain, 1933 
(C48) Four Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Var (C48) 0-1 Q trap
NN vs J van Mil, 1973 
(C48) Four Knights, 8 moves, 0-1

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

Four Knights, Double Spanish (C49) 1-0 Cross pins are a bitchew
Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 1-0 23.?
M Antipov vs J van Foreest, 2015 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 0-1 Dbl R sacrifice, P mate
A Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1909 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal/Modern Bishop's O (C50) 0-1 Slugfest
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Italian(C50) 0-1Go straight for the throat!
C Lolli vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1755 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Italian (C50) 1-0 The old center pawn fork trick pays off big!
R Kohoutova vs K Stodolova, 1995 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 11 moves, 1-0

Impressive miniature using a decoy sacrifice and pawn mate
Busnardo vs NN, 1590 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0Unusual White Ns
C Bauer vs J M Iruzubieta Villaluenga, 2010 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 1 in Chernev's "Logical Chess Move by Move."
Von Scheve vs Teichmann, 1907 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Center Holding Var (C53) 0-1 Spearhead
E Talvik vs Rubinstein, 1906 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

Italian Classical. Greco G. Traditional (C54) 0-1The Clean Mate
A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Writer/Coach Dan Heisman's teenage miniature - 1st "book" win
D Heisman vs D Fennick, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: 2 Ns Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 0-1 Stockfish
Carlsen vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2017 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

GREAT COMBINATION (Arabian # in 2) staring down jaws of defeat!
V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Two Knts Def Ponziani-Steinitz Gambit (C57) 0-1 Q sac, Greco #
Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Ulvestad Variation 5...b5?!(C57) 0-1 See notes
K Burger vs Zweiburg, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Classical. Central Var (C64) 0-1 Deflection
Mayet vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 15 moves, 0-1

Capablanca's famous Q sacrifice mating combination
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin, Improved Steinitz Defense?! (C66) 1-0 Dbl ++
Nimzowitsch vs Ryckhoff, 1910 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

How do you turn a dishwasher into a snowblower?
J Ragsdale vs T Snow, 1962 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Trap: Spanish, Open. Classical ML(C83) 1-0Rob the pin
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 12 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Main Lines (B01) 1-0 Q on the run!
Alekhine vs M Schroeder, 1924 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 1-0

3...Qd8 Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 Q deflects Q, B pins N = 2 less
Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr ML 7.Ne5. Mieses Var (B01) 1-0 Ignoring threats
Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 (B01) 1-0 Pin Nc6 & Discovery traps Q w/Nxc7+
G Abrahams vs W R Thomas, 1923 
(B01) Scandinavian, 7 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Ilundain Var (000) 1-0 Q sac eliminates defen
Teichmann vs NN, 1914 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 (B01) 0-1 Cramped White castles into mate!
R Gimmel vs M Stock, 1990 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 0-1

Cnt Cntr 4.Be2 6.Bf3 (B01) 0-1 Nxc2+, gets worse
F Krticka vs J Dobias, 1913 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Mieses Variation (B01) 0-1 Bishop captures are key
G Helbach vs Rotlewi, 1909 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def 2...e5 Gambit (B01) 0-1 4 Black pieces hone in
Siggens vs G H Phillips, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 0-1

Center Counter 3...Qa5 (B01) 1-0 Q trap fighting for c7 square
Wiesel vs Weigel, 1923 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

3...Qa5 Mieses Var 5...Bg4 6.f3 (B01) 1-0Nd5 discovery, Nxc7+
J Franzen vs J Petreje, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qe5+ (B01) 1-0 Q sac yields two mating squares
Vachier-Lagrave vs S Shakibi, 2003 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Marshall Var (B01) 1-0 Sudden Q trap
A Istratescu vs I Frosinos, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. Marshall Var 4.c4 Nb6 (B01) 1-0 Smothered Q
G Malbran vs D Lanza-Fernandez, 2004 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian, Marshall Var (B01) 0-1 W has 2 LPDOs
C G Hilton vs A Hollis, 1963 
(B01) Scandinavian, 17 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Marshall Variation (B01) 0-1 Piling on the pin
R Kause vs E McCormick, 1959
(B01) Scandinavian, 17 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian, Panov Transfer 3c4(B01) 0-1Too many White P moves
R Sieberg vs B Stanescu, 1987 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 0-1

Scandi, Panov Transfer (B01) 0-1 Black gives Legall's Mate
NN vs P Krueger, 1920 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def: Panov Transfer (B01) 1-0 Brilliant f7 attack
S Zagrebelny vs A Ponyi, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 1-0

Alekhine/Scandi 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.exd5 (B02) 1-0 Bxf7+ Unpin
S Ritvin vs E Z Rabin, 2006 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Saemisch Attack (B02) 1-0 Speechless Black Q
T Stanciu vs A Maciejewski, 1974 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: (Not) Normal Var (B02) 0-1 Reinfeld # puzzle
I Rabinovich vs Levenfish, 1927 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Maroczy Var (B02) 0-1 Beware same side B&N
J Lastovicka vs F Vykydal, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 12 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Saemisch Attack (B02) 0-1 Lost horse regardless
U Voigt vs J Pribyl, 1996 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Scandinavian Var (B02) 0-1 Smothered Mate
C W Baker vs B Cafferty, 1974 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 5 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: 4Pawns Attack (B03) Tal blows the center to bits
Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Classic kitchen sink attack, one of GK's best (15 yrs old)
Kasparov vs Palatnik, 1978 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 86 in The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: De Bruycker Def (A40) 0-1 Lose the exchange
NN vs M Braun, 1980 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Frenchman builds a house on sand
A Durao vs S Horta, 1954 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Modern Def Bxf7+ (B06) 1-0 The power of check w/3 en prise!!
Rublevsky vs C D'Amore, 2000 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Standard Line (B06) 0-1 P lever; can't save both Bs
Unzicker vs S Telljohann, 1994 
(B06) Robatsch, 11 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 Q forks 2 units
Vasiukov vs Razuvaev, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 8 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06) 1-0Dbl Knt Sacs aid Bs
M Yeo vs A T Erdal-Smith, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense (B06) 1-0 White N baits Black Q into snare
J Richardson vs A Eva, 1939 
(B07) Pirc, 13 moves, 1-0

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack (B10) 0-1, 12 moves, Dbl R Pins!!
A Espeli vs Andersen, 1952 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Breyer Var (B10) 0-1 Smothered Qmate
M Metzger vs C Brandon, 1989 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 6 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 1-0 Smothered mate in 5 moves
Rapport vs T Rogers, 2014 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 5 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Goldman Var (B12) 1-0 P thrusts
J Dainauskas vs Blecher, 1980 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

C-K Def. Karpov. Modern Var. Kasparov Attk (B17) 0-1 Sac Attk!
N Evseev vs Flohr, 1949 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's only win in the 1997 rematch against Deep Blue
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

Oldie but Goodie becomes lethal KG attack on the f-file
G Schnitzler vs Eberle, 1861 
(B20) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit Declined (B20) 1-0Here comes Lolli's Mate.
P J Preece vs R Kent, 1977
(B20) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Wing Gambit (B20) 1-0 Bxh7+, Ng5+, Qh5, etc.
Marshall vs Stodie, 1920 
(B20) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit (B20) 1-0 Greek Gift delivers qk result!
Koltanowski vs NN, 1946 
(B20) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 1-0 Bf6 better than 2P
R Kujoth vs J Fashingbauer, 1950 
(B20) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Carlsbad (B20) 1-0 Dbl Discovered Check
A Gorbunova vs E Sapojnikov, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit 2...e6 (B20) 1-0 Don't advance K's shield
Alekhine vs Groupe de Joueurs isoles, 1925 
(B20) Sicilian, 19 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 Defense: Marshall Gambit (B23) 1-0Backwards Legall's #
O Bernstein vs NN, 1927 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian O'Kelly, Normal, Kan Line (B41) 1-0 Nxe6 opens door
G Marco vs Maroczy, 1905 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian O'Kelly Yerevan System (B28) 1-0 Wasting time w/the Q
P Sochorova vs J Manak, 1995 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Sic Nimzowitsch (B29) Nice miniature attack from each side
G A Thomas vs E Sapira, 1932 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 10 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian Nge7 is trouble (B30) 1-0 Smothered Mate
I Levitina vs Goltsova, 1978 
(B30) Sicilian, 7 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 1-0 Syracrophy notes
Bjesman vs Minosjan, 1982 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 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

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Sterling N sac cracks Black
Movsesian vs O Sikorova, 1994 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)1-0 13.?
Vasiukov vs I Chikovani, 1963 
(B30) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) · 1-0
N Gaprindashvili vs L Idelchyk, 1964
(B30) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Bb5 (B30) 1-0 Tal works this pin like a finger puppet
Tal vs J Bellon Lopez, 1970 
(B30) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Don't bring your queen out too early!
Fetzer vs Schmidt, 1951 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Discovery
Adorjan vs S Reuben, 1973 
(B30) Sicilian, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk Fio (B31)1-0 N sac for N#
Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 140: Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Burgess
Rossolimo vs O'Kelly, 1949 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Q caught grabbing poisoned pawn
B Wall vs S Millimaci, 1987 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Q+ and fork Nd6 Fredthebear
Kholmov vs Sveshnikov, 1986 
(B32) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Def: Pin. Koch Var (B40) 1-0 Garry was 13 years old
Kasparov vs G West, 1977 
(B40) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Unpin, Legall's Mate found in Reinfeld's Checkmate book
H Buckle vs NN, 1840 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Modern 5.Qxd4 (B50) 1-0Capture, Recapture, Q+ & F
B Kurajica vs Velimirovic, 1972 
(B50) Sicilian, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Deferred (B50) 1-0 P fork wins minor or Q
I Rivise vs J C Rather, 1945 
(B50) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 16 in Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman
Sokolsky vs Kotov, 1949 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

G32: Chess World Title Contenders...Styles by Kopec & Pritchett
Andersson vs Portisch, 1972 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0
Tkachiev vs D Liu, 1994
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0
M Sebag vs S Chang, 2006
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Computer-like finish
Shaked vs Ashley, 1997 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 0-1 Stockfish
Svidler vs Karjakin, 2015 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Two Qs not enough
S Robovic vs Van Wely, 1992 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 297 in The Golden Treasury of Chess by Wellmuth & Horowitz
Rossolimo vs H Mueller, 1948 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0 N on 6th supports mate
Larsen vs D Suboticanec, 1955 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 She's real good
N Gaprindashvili vs V Borisenko-Belova, 1967
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attk. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Qside passer
Hort vs Rajkovic, 1972
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Q sac
Yudasin vs Shirov, 1995 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 B sac finish
D Barua vs Topalov, 1993 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 20.?
Tkachiev vs W N Watson, 1993 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Canal Attack ML (B52) 1-0 Black did not move either N
Browne vs Quinteros, 1974 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack (B51) 0-1 Sally's tip --
M Gorodetzky vs S Kosmo, 2018 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Q dropper
W H Dodgen vs D Boyd, 1981 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Know thy theory!
R Maidana vs P Goette, 2001 
(C57) Two Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 Forced retreat
S Montes Vazquez vs A Lopez Agudina Fernandez, 2001 
(C57) Two Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. 2 Knights Attk 4...Qe7 (C57) 1-0
L B Taboada vs F Fuentes Dominguez, 2001 
(C57) Two Knights, 13 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Mate w/a P
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Variants (C57) 1-0 Castle Mate!?! What are the odds of that?
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

C57 Morphy less one R robs the pinned bishop to mate w/a bishop
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

a P capture for promotion w/double check is not the best move!!
A W Gentil vs T M Ault, 1876 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Kts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 Telegraph
Milwaukee Chess Club vs Charles City Chess Club, 1876 
(C57) Two Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 245 in The Golden Treasury of Chess by Wellmuth & Horowitz
K Williams vs K Haegg, 1928 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

Italian, 2Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 Basic blog notes
Znosko-Borovsky vs NN, 1932 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

#4620 in Laszlo Polgar's Brick (Q sac for Mayet's # after Bf3)
D MacMurray vs A S Kussman, 1937 
(C57) Two Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

Italian, Two Knights Def. Lolli Attack (C57) 1-0 17.Qf7#
A Davis vs C F Tears, 1944 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Defense. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 10...NxRa1
H Steiner vs C Sensenig, 1945 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 Blindfold Simul
Fine vs M Epstein, 1945 
(C57) Two Knights, 32 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knts Def. Polerio Def Bogoljubow Var (C58) 0-1Corr
Young vs L Barden, 1945 
(C58) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

NEVER assume that there is no "Zwischenzug mit Mittelschmerz".
G Elliott vs D Mitchell, 1951 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Black K moves 5X
D Weir vs J Messenger, 1951 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

1964 Fischer simul exhibition tour; 2 Knights Def. Lolli Attack
Fischer vs T Rouse, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. Lolli Attk (C57) 1-0 11Bb3 ahead
Fischer vs L Redman, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Traxler Countrattk (C57) 0-1 18...?
D Cavallo vs J F Opalek, 1968 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

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

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 ...Nxc2+ fails
Alan Balkany vs J Longuski, 1973 
(C57) Two Knights, 13 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0K retreat
B Wall vs Bell, 1979 
(C57) Two Knights, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Ke6#
Robinnette vs Randell, 1980 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

Two Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 7...Ke6 is mandatory
D Shirley vs B Ellena, 1981 
(C57) Two Knights, 8 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0Recapture w/en
J Gilmore vs P Bringer, 1982 
(C57) Two Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Center Pins Win
D Shirley vs J Kay, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

2Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 Instructive Pin sequence
M Mansoor vs Valentine Cox, 1986 
(C57) Two Knights, 33 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 Royal family fork+
T Held vs P Meier, 1988 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack(C57) 1-0Dbl N sacs enter R+
O Giordanengo vs R Gehrke, 1991 
(C57) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: 2Kts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 Remove the G
N Kruljac vs P Mellon, 1992 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

B's Opening: Two Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 Qs about
U Roessler vs M Riemer-Nlula, 1992 
(C57) Two Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: 2Kts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 Cadets U10
V Strejc vs V Sipek, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: 2Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 K backtrack
Michael Budde vs D Muzdalo, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1/2- Szeged
L Mauko vs I van Steenwinckel, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 0-1
P Povraznik vs T Gyarmati, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 G10
S Shtereva vs K Haeusl, 1994
(C57) Two Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Fried is right
M de Lourdes Ferraz Ramos vs S Cubas, 1995 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Lolli Attack (C57) 1-0 Dbl N sac
M Hogben vs K McLennan, 1995 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 0-1
C Kollmann vs B Arief, 1996 
(C57) Two Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 0-1 Greed
F Quiroz Astudillo vs I Landa, 2005 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

Italian, Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 11.Qf7#
V Tomulic vs L Batory, 2010 
(C57) Two Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: 2Knts Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 1-0 Blitz B-Q#
S Zhigalko vs S Agdestein, 2016 
(C57) Two Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

2 Knights Def. Traxler Counterattk Knight sac line (C57) 0-1 !!
E Reichmann vs H Ullrich, 1961 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack K March line (C57) 0-1
C M Grider vs F Pratt, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Two Knts Def. Traxler Cntrattack N sac line (C57) 0-1Run around
M Krc vs G Engelhardt, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

2 Knights Def. Traxler Cntrattk N sac line (C57) 0-1 Boden's #
Abdullaev vs Razmolodin, 1967 
(C57) Two Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

2 Ns Def. Traxler Counterattack B Sac Line (C57) 0-1 Corr
G Niemand vs P Keffler, 1970 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

2 kNights Def. Traxler Counterattack N sac (C57) 0-1Discovered+
H Leo vs K Dyke, 1974 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Traxler Counterattack K March line (C57) 1-0 Crazy wild! Hoax??
C van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

2Knts Def. Traxler Counterattack K March line (C57) 0-1 Notes
I F Angermann vs A Schneider, 1987 
(C57) Two Knights, 12 moves, 0-1

2 Knts Def. Traxler Counterattk Knight sac line (C57) 0-1 Nf2
N Lipowsky vs R Forster, 1987
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

2 Knts Def. Traxler Counterattk N sac line (C57)0-1 Q-R Battery
K Andre vs P Leisebein, 1989 
(C57) Two Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: 2 Knts Def. Traxler Cntrattk N sac line (C57) 0-1
I Braskin vs L Simchen, 1989 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Q swap, K walk
R Medina Viana vs O Damary, 1996 
(C57) Two Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

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