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Games That FredTheBear likes
Compiled by fredthebear
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This collection of 30 games is courtesy of offramp. FTB is flattered (in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way)! Thank you offramp!

Sep-10-17
offramp: Francis Bacon also said: "<Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.>"

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Yes, FTB does have too many games and too many collections. FTB does thin them out, delete, re-locate, borrow more to enhance, etc. It's not easy for the average user to see these gradual modifications. Of course, offramp is no average user, believe you-me.

FTB plays too many openings in short time controls, but it works for him; keeps the game of chess always fresh and inviting. The guys at the club have to be on-guard for anything! (Psychologically, FTB does not take it as hard if/when he loses a gambit game, a fickle fianchetto, or the Nimzowitsch Defense, etc. as he does a loss in a tried-and-true mainstream opening which he generally saves for out-of-town tournaments. Fast time controls are for fun experimentation. Slow time controls are serious business, unless it's the last round and we're out of the big money.)

It's a dangerous mindset to look at any opening as inferior; good moves must be made consistently to conquer anything coming from the other side of the board. Can you apply/properly react to pressure in the middlegame? Do you understand the art of exchange (which opens the position) and the art of restricting your opponent's mobility? Can you take advantage of a pawn weakness and grind out a winning endgame? The opening is the formation of a structure to control the center and activate the pieces. Real creativity takes place in the middlegame where the better player usually asserts himself and the rooks come to bare upon the position. When it comes to unique game commentary, that's the domain of the one and only offramp, w/kudos to Richard T., Sally, jbarleycorn, etc.

FTB cautions that speed chess can really harm one's game. Hurry-up leads to hasty habits. There are no short cuts in chess. You must understand what your opponent will do next if allowed. Slow down and take a look at all his options. Where can s/he drop the bomb, or slip a knife? The opponent's next move matters, unless you can beat her/him to the punch w/a mighty big punch.

Oh, offramp... Please write a book about knuckleheads, billboards and graffiti, lawn secrets of badminton/croquet/Red Rover and the dog's favorite mark, or the facts of life learned in pubs, taxis, and elevators. Your insights would have us all laughing our arses off, or wandering where we missed the point.

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

Come on in the water's fine
A Muzychuk vs Zhao Xue, 2016 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Let's Have Liver and Apricots
H Bogart vs NN, 1933 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

The Fabled Black Comet
Noteboom vs S B van Mindeno, 1927 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 21 moves, 1-0

Round 12, Game 81.
Averbakh vs Stahlberg, 1953 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 86 moves, 0-1

On The Bosom Of The Vast Pacific
Bisguier vs J Sherwin, 1954 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Horse Manure Smelling
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cloves, Pepper
Short vs Seirawan, 1989 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

You Have an Ink Smudge on Your Nose
Kmoch vs Alekhine, 1926 
(A80) Dutch, 34 moves, 0-1

Max Shneider
M Vukic vs Benko, 1967 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

It's Bigger Than A Campfire, Smaller than Rome
M G Isakov vs NN, 2013 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Our Dresses Will Get Filthy
P Littlewood vs D Norwood, 1985 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

There were Six Mrs Annas.
F Alexander vs G A Thomas, 1919 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 0-1

Dirty Mussels that are open are dead
Capablanca vs W Allnutt, 1911 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

I've Got Trouble AWAY from Home.
A Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1909 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Without Warning
F Crowl vs C Purdy, 1936 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 0-1

A Guy With No Coat That May Not Be Dead
Fischer vs W Hook, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

Dr Martin Wouldn't Let You Fly If You Weren't Well
Pillsbury vs W Napier, 1902 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 1-0

It's From The Frozen Food Section
Foltys vs Mohyla, 1940 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

Not Possessed, Just Crazy
Carlsen vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 71 moves, 0-1

Hoist The Jolly Roger!
M Sixtensson vs G West, 1986 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Attack of the Fuller Brush Men
Nunn vs G Anthony, 1981 
(B32) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Have a good look and a good laugh
Fischer vs E McCaskey, 1964 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

I got the toilet seat repaired.
L Dubeck vs R Weinstein, 1958 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 18 moves, 1-0

Psychomania / Death Wheelers
Browne vs Kaidanov, 1994 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Creepy Crawley Does His Own Cleaning
Mohishunder vs Cochrane, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

On my what, dear?
M Weiss vs N MacLeod, 1889  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

A Tiny Suit of Armour
W Reher vs R Gralla, 2012 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Falling through the cracks
B Ivanovic vs M Cebalo, 1986 
(B89) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Seventeen Weapons
Smeets vs D Brandenburg, 2011 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

He Wants To Spend A Penny
S Boden vs A Belaieff, 1867 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

KGA. Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 15.?
J Seoane vs I Prieto, 1986 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Double Pawn Sac (C44) 1-0 Splatter!
G Arraga vs C Marsico, 2000 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Game 680 in Chess Informant Best Games 601-700
Glek vs F Kroeze, 1996 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

C58 1-0 25 moves. Bxh6 leads to Damiano's Bishop Mate.
Prins vs A Medina Garcia, 1951 
(C58) Two Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 1-0Slight of hand!
M Oleksienko vs N Grandelius, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack. Kurajica Var (B09) 0-1 Fascinating!
R Kelson vs M Leski, 1991 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Defense: El Columpio Defense (B00) 0-1 diabolical
E Knesevitch vs D Martin Tarrio, 2004 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

I A Horowitz vs NN, 1940 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Mieses Var Nge2, f3(B01) 1/2-perpetual threat
Pavasovic vs C Bauer, 2011 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

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