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2008+ Fredthebear knows of Barry Soetoro C
Compiled by fredthebear
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We live in a world where "the latest is the greatest" but it simply is not so.

Strongest chess tournament?!
In 2011, the Tal Memorial in Moscow was a Category 22 tournament, with an average rating of 2776, making it the strongest tournament ever. Four players were rated 2800 or more. (FTB says modern ratings are badly bloated, always going up like inflation and the cost of living whether it's deserved or not.)

Quick, name the top five players at that tournament. Yeah, that's what I thought would happen.

Highest official FIDE rating
The highest Elo rating a player has ever received from FIDE, the World Chess Federation, is 2872, which Magnus Carlsen achieved on the February 2013 list. (FTB says don't have a tizzy if FTB does not update this immediately after the mark is surpassed.)

Largest rating lead
On the July 1972 FIDE rating list, Bobby Fischer's rating of 2785 was 125 points ahead of the second-highest rated player, then-reigning World Champion Boris Spassky (2660).

Highest performance rating
Bobby Fischer had the highest performance rating of 3080 when he defeated Bent Larsen by the score of 6-0.

FTB says this is why players from different eras really cannot be compared. There is little doubt that Bobby Fischer in his prime would crush Magnus Carlsen in his prime (Fischer played to win and whipped the Soviet Union handily; Carlsen is too happy w/the draw). Boris Spassky's universal playing style would be a good match-up for Carlsen. Now you can blow a gasket!

* C53s: Game Collection: rajat21's italian game

* RL Minis: Game Collection: Ruy Lopez Miniatures

* Del's: Game Collection: Del's hidden gems

* 21st Century: Game Collection: 21st Century Masterpieces - First decade (2000)

The Cat and the Rat

Four creatures, wont to prowl, –
Sly Grab-and-Snatch, the cat,
Grave Evil-bode, the owl,
Thief Nibble-stitch, the rat,
And Madam Weasel, prim and fine, –
Inhabited a rotten pine.
A man their home discovered there,
And set, one night, a cunning snare.
The cat, a noted early-riser,
Went forth, at break of day,
To hunt her usual prey.
Not much the wiser
For morning's feeble ray,
The noose did suddenly surprise her.
Waked by her strangling cry,
Grey Nibble-stitch drew nigh:
As full of joy was he
As of despair was she,
For in the noose he saw
His foe of mortal paw.
"Dear friend," said Mrs. Grab-and-Snatch,
"Do, pray, this cursed cord detach.
I have always known your skill,
And often your good-will;
Now help me from this worst of snares,
In which I fell at unawares.
It's by a sacred right,
You, sole of all your race,
By special love and grace,
Have been my favourite –
The darling of my eyes.
It was ordered by celestial cares,
No doubt; I thank the blessed skies,
That, going out to say my prayers,
As cats devout each morning do,
This net has made me pray to you.
Come, fall to work on the cord."
Replied the rat, "And what reward
Shall pay me, if I dare?"
"Why," said the cat, "I swear
To be your firm ally:
Henceforth, eternally,
These powerful claws are yours,
Which safe your life insures.
I'll guard from quadruped and fowl;
I'll eat the weasel and the owl."
"Ah," cried the rat, "you fool!
I'm quite too wise to be your tool."
He said, and sought his snug retreat,
Close at the rotten pine-tree's feet.
Where plump he did the weasel meet;
Whom shunning by a happy dodge,
He climbed the hollow trunk to lodge;
And there the savage owl he saw.
Necessity became his law,
And down he went, the rope to gnaw.
Strand after strand in two he bit,
And freed, at last, the hypocrite.
That moment came the man in sight;
The new allies took hasty flight.

A good while after that,
Our liberated cat
Espied her favourite rat,
Quite out of reach, and on his guard.
"My friend," said she, "I take your shyness hard; Your caution wrongs my gratitude;
Approach, and greet your staunch ally.
Do you suppose, dear rat, that I
Forget the solemn oath I mewed?"
"Do I forget," the rat replied,
"To what your nature is allied?
To thankfulness, or even pity,
Can cats be ever bound by treaty?"

Alliance from necessity
Is safe just while it has to be.

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Sprearhead... seize open lines
R Mamedov vs J Mullon, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 e7 under fire; remove the guard
J Stopa vs S Greanias, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack: Yugoslav Var (A07) 0-1Discovery Mate in 2
A Dunnington vs I Hera, 2012 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

KIA vs C-K Def (A07) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish; 24.?
Movsesian vs M Panarin, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 / Nh6 French Advance (A40) 0-1 Up the exchange
G Yiapanis vs V Sipila, 2010 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Horwitz Defense / Dutch vs Zuke (A40) 0-1 Kside crusher
P Deshmukh vs B Thipsay, 2008 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense: Blatny Var (B00) 1-0 Pawns gain time on pieces
E Can vs N Sakr, 2010 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense/French Advance Bb6 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (B00) 1-0
R Antonio vs F Donguines, 2008
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def Scandinavian. Exchange Var (B00) Tim Taylor e5
O Barbosa vs J Gonzales, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Franco-Nimzowitsch 4...b6 (B00) 1-0Black K 0-0-0 stripped of Ps
T Abrahamyan vs W M Duckworth, 2012 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Vienna 3.f4 Bg7 vs Rat Def (B00) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 27.?
K Wight vs H R Jung, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Mieses-Kotroc (B01) 1-0 Nxf7 shades of Alekhine
Movsesian vs K Piorun, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 18 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Declined 2.e5/S-M Gambit (B01) 0-1 Black penetrates
F Frink vs K Szalai, 2012
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3..Qd8-Ilundain. Capa's unpin opening trap in action
A Raetsky vs W Schmid, 2012 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Modern Var (B01) 0-1 Remove the Guard
M Dizdarevic vs G West, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 30 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def: Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 1-0 a bit slippery
T L Petrosian vs B Kurajica, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Main Lines (B01) 1-0 Q trap or smothered N+
M Huerga Leache vs P Husted, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 1-0 P storm, R sac
E Berg vs L Bergez, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 24 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Marshall 3.d4 Nxd5 4.c4 Nb6 (B01) 1-0 Hack
B Molnar vs S Savoia, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 24 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Normal? (B02) 1-0 Which Q wins? Dbl R sac
Shirov vs B Dagenais, 2012 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen, Miles Line (B04) 1-0 N+ robs pin
O Johannesson vs H Haga, 2012 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 13 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 Defense: Standard Def (B06) 1-0 13 captures mini; Hook #
T Goutali vs O Lima, 2010 
(B06) Robatsch, 17 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense Bg7, 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (B06) 0-1 Creative play!
N Nestorovic vs M Popchev, 2008 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Byrne Var (B07) 1-0 Hit from all sides
I Kurnosov vs M Dzhumaev, 2008 
(B07) Pirc, 15 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Austrian Attk. Weiss (B09) 1-0 Instructive Kside Attk
Y Dembo vs G Mammadova, 2010 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack (B09) 0-1 She's tied to defense
J C Leon vs L Tristan, 2009 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

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

C-K, Accelerated Panov Attk. Modern Var (B10) 1-0Mayet's # next
D Andreikin vs Dreev, 2011 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Acclrated Panov Attk. Modern Var (B10) 1-0 17.?
Lenderman vs S Zierk, 2012 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Two Knights Attk (B11) 0-1 White attacks himself
Stripunsky vs Onischuk, 2012 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 11 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. 4.h4 Tal Var (B12) 1-0 0-0-0 victory
G Jones vs K Stokke, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Big Z does it again. That pawn was really poisoned!
Zvjaginsev vs S Slugin, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Pretty crazy chess - both players
Shirov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

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 Advance. Short Var (B12) 0-1 Spearhead
T Shadrina vs V Gunina, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def 3.Nd2 Modern Var (B12) 1-0 Q+ & pin
G Guseinov vs M Ezat, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Modern Variation (B12) 1-0 Greek gift battle
I-Chen Chen vs R Khimulu, 2012
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. Short Var (B12) 0-1 Like a French Def
Short vs V Laznicka, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Maroczy Var (B12) 0-1 Doubled e-pawns to d-pawns
Polgar vs M Ragger, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. 3.f3 Maroczy Gambit (B12) 1-0 Sac attack!
M Vaghar vs Z Ojagverdiyev, 2008
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance (B12) 1-0 Stockfish notes; Dbl B sacs
Carlsen vs H Wang, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance Var (B12) 1-0 Mating combo 25.?
Polgar vs P Prohaszka, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov. Smyslov Var (B17) 1-0 18.?
D Andreikin vs S Sjugirov, 2012 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Classical. M.L. (B18) 1-0 Kside assault w/majors
Bacrot vs Leko, 2008 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Handshake Declined? 1-0 It's a head-shaker.
Short vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(B20) Sicilian, 1 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 If QxN then Discovered+
E Gutschi vs N Shalnev, 2010 
(B20) Sicilian, 7 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Bowlder Attack (B20) 0-1 She got caught pokin' about
M Pesa vs G Jones, 2011 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Defense: 2.Na3?! (B20) 0-1 Dropped pawns
V Galuscak vs O Gritsak, 2010 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, McDonnell Attack (B21) 1-0 Miniature: Smothered mate
V Disawal vs M Anshuman, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 21 moves, 1-0

S-M Gambit Accepted Kan Formation (B21) 1-0 16 move crush of IM
M Esserman vs J Sarkar, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Scheveningen (B21) 1-0
M Esserman vs T Bartell, 2009 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 27 moves, 1-0

Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 1-0 Stupendous attack by White
S Sunyasakta vs S Gour, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicil Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Scheveningen (B21) 1-0
M Muzychuk vs N Gaprindashvili, 2012 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 Trampled by kNights
N Birtwistle vs S N Longson, 2009 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 Dbl Ns sac will mate
D Howell vs T Ringoir, 2008
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Smith-Morra Declined (B22) 0-1 Weak squares
Cory Riegelhaupt vs A Fishbein, 2011 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Closed Ne2-Ng3-Be2 (B23) 1-0 White chews up the Kside
Short vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Grand Prix Attack 6...NxBb5 (B23) 0-1 Queenmate
A Compton vs C Zhu, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def Closed/Grand Prix (B23) 1-0 Resourceful attack!
G Jones vs A Zarkaj, 2008
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack 7.BxNc6 NxBc6 (B23) 1-0 29.?
S Maroroa vs J Wilson, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed /Grand Prix 5.Bb5+ Nd7 (B23) 1-0 Qa5+ forks Bb5
C Ratsimikatry vs N Faulks, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Artful Kside assault
K Shanava vs A Gurkin, 2012 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Rook sac busts pawns
G Jones vs C Boikanyo, 2011 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Traditional NxBb3 (B25) 0-1 White Q diverted
Tiviakov vs Shirov, 2010 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Traditional (B25) 1-0 Intermezzo discipline
I Makka vs A Papathanasiou, 2008
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B25) 1-0 Astonishing central battle!
Navara vs Sasikiran, 2009 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed. Traditional (B25) 0-1 Pin, Q sac->Smothered#
M Lyell vs V Plat, 2011 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 Disc+ gains P
M Bodek vs P Hess, 2012
(B27) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Nimzowitsch. Closed Var (B29) 0-1 Juniors
O Yaksin vs R Nechepurenko, 2008 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 26 moves, 0-1

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Castle oppos, hit 6th
Baklan vs V Spasov, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

29...Ne2+!! holds--see Jimfromprovidence & Waitaka
Zvjaginsev vs Y Vovk, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 55 in Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B30) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian (B30) 0-1 Capture-Recapture then Q+ & fork LPDO B
V Giasi vs J Izijk, 2012 
(B30) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 1-0 Exch Sac for Kside Crusher!
Nakamura vs A Postojev, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicil Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0 Battery
S Zhigalko vs A Iljushin, 2010 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Deflection, K walk
Wan Yunguo vs S Abu Sufian, 2009 
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 29.?
A Istratescu vs Lazarev, 2011 
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 1-0 Smothered #
R Giblon vs L Hendon, 2011 
(B33) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicil Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 1/2- perp+ Q vs 2 Rs
I Cheparinov vs A Timofeev, 2010 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian e6, d6, a6. Open (B40) 1-0 R sac maintains d7 pin
Y Zhou vs S Williams, 2012 
(B40) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) 1-0 14.?
Movsesian vs N Miezis, 2008 
(B40) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kveinis Variation 4...Qb6 (B40) 1-0 31.?
F Beltz vs A Guerrero Rodriguez, 2008 
(B40) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin Var (B40) 1-0 16.?
M Ulybin vs D Brandenburg, 2008 
(B40) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin Var (B40) 0-1 Back ranker
E Santarius vs Bachmann, 2012 
(B40) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Var (B41) 0-1Philidor's Legacy
N Faulks vs Granda Zuniga, 2010 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 0-1 Remove the defender!
L Henry vs Fedorowicz, 2011 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0Weird B clearance works!
M Esserman vs P Nutzman, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Def. Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Pin and pile on
S Iermito vs M Madina Yadarola, 2008 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Gain time on the Black Q
Kryvoruchko vs Smirin, 2008 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Zugzwang commentary
A Samsonkin vs Nakamura, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Wing Attack (B43) 1-0 Nxe6, K walk, P mate
K McDonald vs V Yanovsky, 2011 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 White surges forward
V Akopian vs Lautier, 2009 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 messed up N
S J Solomon vs B R Watson, 2008 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Modern Variations (B50) 1-0 A masterstroke!!
B Kovanova vs N Pogonina, 2010 
(B50) Sicilian, 25 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. Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Caught in the center
M Muzychuk vs V Dotan, 2012 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 18 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 Defense: Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0Undermine the Guard
A Rayes vs M Ozanne, 2008 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Chekhover (B53) 1-0 BAM! Game over!
H Seifert vs M Szmyd, 2009 
(B53) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Is your roof on fire?
R Mamedov vs U Bajarani, 2010 
(B53) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 promotion++
Y Hou vs M Sebag, 2011 
(B53) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Classical. General (B56) 0-1 Blitz
Movsesian vs Morozevich, 2008 
(B56) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin (B57) 1-0open e-file
D Janaszak vs A Siwiec, 2009 
(B57) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical Kantscher (B66) 1-0 Q tuck
V Akopian vs Mamedyarov, 2008 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. General (B70) 0-1 29...?
M Rubil vs D Feletar, 2010 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Levenfish (B71) 1-0 Pin, Remove the Guard
A Moiseenko vs M Moskwinski, 2010
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Modern Line (B76) 1-0 Juniors
K Priyadharshan vs Robson, 2011 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B78) 0-1Discovery; overloaded Q
L Nemkova vs D Hahalev, 2010 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 12 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B78) 0-1 2 Spearheads, 2 R sacs
D Wiebe vs B Sambuev, 2011 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78) 0-1 R bites
G Swathi vs N Pogonina, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 25 moves, 0-1

Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Soltis Var (B79) 0-1 Like Clockwork
A Sterck vs A Zubarev, 2012 
(B79) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 12.h4, 24 moves, 0-1

"The Purple Rose of Tairo" (game of the day Mar-27-2010)
E Tairova vs M Sandu, 2008 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Nice unpin. The Bishop's motor was running!
Anand vs R Kempinski, 2010 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84) 1-0 26.?
Ganguly vs H Hernandez Carmenates, 2008 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attk (B90) 0-1Tremendous compensation
Leko vs Morozevich, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 P storm, Q sac
A Stukopin vs J Ferreira, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Discovery
I Cheparinov vs J Cortes Lizano, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1-0

ChessCafe.com: Polgar on Chess-"best of 2008"
V Akopian vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 0-1 Ns pluckin' Ps & more
N Akylbekov vs J Zhou, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 35.?
Dominguez Perez vs Morozevich, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) Var (B91) 0-1 Clearance
D Kadric vs A Rakhmanov, 2010
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Q sac decoy to N fork
N Firman vs Areshchenko, 2008 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Var (B94) 1-0 Impressive Demolition
Kotronias vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B94) The Black Q pays for snatching b-pawn
Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2010 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 0-1 Bxb2+ Decoy
G Mittermayr vs C Kleijn, 2009 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 1-0 N & R Hook queenmate
N Fercec vs M Jukic, 2010
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

"Lead a Horse to Wouter" (game of the day Sep-01-2016)
Ganguly vs Spoelman, 2011 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B95) 0-1 White should play NxN instead of BxB
Shabalov vs Baklan, 2009 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 12 moves, 0-1

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 Variation (B96) 1-0 Scintillating
E Berg vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 0-1 Thematic exchange sacrifice
Shirov vs Anand, 2008 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

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

GM Golubev in CT-3072 gives Shirov's 23rd move the !!
Shirov vs H Wang, 2009 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

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

French Defense: Chigorin 2.Qe2 (C00)1-0 Q&N work well together
Sanduleac vs C Paun, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

French Exchange 5.c4 (C01) 0-1 Bishop sac destroys pawn shield
Jakovenko vs Grischuk, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 0-1

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

French Defense: Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Whiteshark knows
J L Hammer vs G Finnlaugsson, 2008 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 Resembles Milner-Barry Gambit
O Reeh vs C Mann, 2008 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch . Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0
Y Zinchenko vs M Bronowicki, 2009 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein, Blackburne Def. (C10) 0-1 Check & Defend h7
P Charbonneau vs H A Hussein Al-Ali, 2008 
(C10) French, 13 moves, 0-1

French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1Na4 has 3 guards
Kovalenko vs W Zhou, 2009 
(C11) French, 20 moves, 0-1

French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 00 vs 000 fire!
S Abu Sufian vs B Lalic, 2008 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 0-1

French Defense: McCutcheon. Chigorin (C12) 0-1 Ready...Aim...
D Dragicevic vs K Bischoff, 2009 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 22 moves, 0-1

The phrase 'hollow men' comes from 'Julius Caesar' by Shakespea
R W Smith vs R Hart, 2009 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

French A-C Attk, Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0 She offered
S Khader vs A El Arousy, 2010 
(C13) French, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Not a Greek
M Ostovic vs B Rogulj, 2012 
(C13) French, 19 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 0-1Damiano's Mate w/N
M Mrdja vs Gleizerov, 2011 
(C14) French, Classical, 26 moves, 0-1

French Winawer Winckelmann-Riemer Gambit (C15) 0-1 h-file bomb
K O'Brien vs D Salter, 2008 
(C15) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

French, Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 1-0 Q forks loose pieces
B Laurent vs J Flamant, 2011
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 22 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

(C18) French, Winawer, 18 moves, 1-0 Pile on the pin to win!
A Rombaldoni vs F Bentivegna, 2012 
(C18) French, Winawer, 18 moves, 1-0

1.e4 e5 2.a3? (C20) 0-1 White is foolin' about
M Surtees vs G Lane, 2009 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Alapin Opening (C20) 1-0 Watch your backdoor!
A Vihmand vs H Haavamae, 2012 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Hamppe-Muzio Gambit (C25) 1-0 Gueridon Mate
R Narmontas vs G Petraitis, 2009 
(C25) Vienna, 13 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 NxNf6+ cracks Black
S Morgan vs R Delgado Palomeque, 2008
(C28) Vienna Game, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var(C34) 0-1This game does not disappoint
Robson vs Bacrot, 2011 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

KGA Modern Defense (C36) 1-0 Improve a piece w/a threat
J Malia Ramirez vs C B Jacobsen, 2010 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 16 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

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

Philidor Def: Lion. Sozin Var (C41)1-0 Q sac->royal family fork
B Savchenko vs S Yudin, 2010 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Busch-Gass Gambit (C40) 1-0 Greek gift w/uncommon finish
R Gralla vs M Amini, 2010 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Def Exchange Fio (C41) 1-0 Qxf7+ sac for back ranker
Giri vs R Picard, 2009 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 5.g4 Nxg4 (C41) 1-0 Saucy Bishop w/a Smirk
Van Kampen vs S Plukkel, 2010 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Chigorin Var (C42) 1-0 Q trap
Sutovsky vs E Inarkiev, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 0-1 Q pawn grab gets trapped
Jobava vs Grischuk, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 1-0 Nxg7!
V Gashimov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 16 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

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

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1-0 Q sac for Philidor's Legacy
B Yildiz vs L Batory, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses both 0-0-0 (C45) 0-1 Incoming!
P Kotsur vs A Volokitin, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Kingside Var (C45) 0-1 Pseudo-Siberian Trap
R Hardarson vs S Lund, 2009 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Modern Def 4...Qh4 & 0-0-0+ (C45) 0-1 Centre Crush
B Jackson vs J Berry, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 pin Greco#
D Itkelwar vs S Tejaswini, 2008 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52)1-0 Original
J Hector vs M Antonsen, 2010 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52) 1-0 Clearance sac fails
J Mehringer vs K Johannesson, 2012 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 11 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical (C53) 1-0 A terrible hangover
Z Andriasian vs M Litwiniec, 2010 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 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

Italian, Classical. Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attk (C54)1-0
V Dyakov vs Lazarev, 2012 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 Remove the defender
T Finnbogadottir vs H Ragnarsson, 2011 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Accepted (C56) 1-0 Rob the Pin
P Gayson vs S Beukema, 2012 
(C56) Two Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Nakhmanson Gambit (C56) 1-0 Smothered #
T Chan vs D Schneider, 2008 
(C56) Two Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: 2 Kts Def. Polerio Def Suhle Def (C59) 0-1 wicked
C Zhu vs M Sana, 2008 
(C59) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Ana Mate idea
S Collins vs T Spanton, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 13 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish, Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 1/2- Sibling Rivalry
N Kosintseva vs T Kosintseva, 2011 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 0-1 Fishin' Pole catch
K Haznedaroglu vs J Isaev, 2010 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Variation (C77) 1-0 Simul
Kasparov vs P Matocha, 2008 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack vs NY System (A07) 1-0 Make a bigger threat
Vasiukov vs A Bykhovsky, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

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

KIA / Hungarian / Closed Sicilian (A07) 1-0 Bold Arabian Mate
Robson vs A Udeshi, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed St. George Bb7 vs Bg2 (B25) 0-1 Qside passers
F Steil-Antoni vs Kosteniuk, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack vs Sicilian/French (A08)1-0 P wedge on 6th
Ponomariov vs D Sadzikowski, 2010 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Pin Def (B21) 0-1 Royal threats
J Stopa vs Kosteniuk, 2011
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 0-1

Zugzwang; it's not just a scrabble killer!
Stripunsky vs Nakamura, 2010 
(C00) French Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

US Champ 2012 French: La Bourdonnais Variation (C00), 1-0
Nakamura vs Seirawan, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

French Two Knights (C00) 0-1 White declines perpetual+ draw
S Sathyanandha vs B P Jovanovic, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 1-0 email
B Vandermeulen vs V A Napalkov, 2008 
(C00) French Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Wing Gambit (C00) 1-0 Bxh7+, Ng5+ etc.
P Corbin vs B Gebregziabher, 2008 
(C00) French Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

French Exchange 5.Bb5 (C01) 1-0 Bxf7+ starts Kside attack
Bologan vs A Aleksandrov, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 0-1 Semi-Smothered Mate
J Mullon vs H Daurelle, 2011 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

French Exchange Bg4 pin, Nc6 (C01) 0-1 Both castle long
G Pogosian vs O Nikolenko, 2010 
(C01) French, Exchange, 34 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 1-0 Lawnmower
N Miezis vs A A Lopez, 2008
(C01) French, Exchange, 38 moves, 1-0

French Exchange 5.c4 (C01) 1-0 Rook endgame
Tkachiev vs Morozevich, 2008
(C01) French, Exchange, 57 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Simple tactics
K Trygstad vs K Stupak, 2009
(C01) French, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 1-0 Sham Q sac; two Ns on 6th
Tkachiev vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 He walked into it
Nakamura vs S Williams, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance. Wade Var (C02) 0-1 Criss-crossed Bs
M Knoth vs V Novikov, 2008
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 0-1

French Adv 6.a3 Nh6 7.b4 Lputian (C02) 0-1 Snazzy Dbl R sac
Smeets vs D Brandenburg, 2011 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

French Adv. ML 6.a3 c4 (C02) 1-0 N blockade, stalemated avoided
H Rasch vs E Osuna Vega, 2009 
(C02) French, Advance, 70 moves, 1-0

French Def: Advance. ML 6.a3 c4 (C02) 0-1 Two hogs on the 2nd
S Zhigalko vs D Andreikin, 2010 
(C02) French, Advance, 58 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Var (C03) 0-1 Power Chess!
S Kristjansson vs Caruana, 2008 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 1-0 White sacs 2 Qs for material
T Rendle vs G Suez-Panama, 2008 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Closed 8...g5 (C05) 0-1 Nice interference
Benjamin vs G Flom (Battaglini), 2012 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 0-1 R bomb!
Fedorchuk vs M Gurevich, 2010 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Old Korchnoi isn't called "The Terrible" for nothing.
Timman vs Korchnoi, 2009 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 59 moves, 0-1

French Def: Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres (C07) 1-0 30 pages
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2009 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 55 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Spectacular finish
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 1 time lapse video
Kamsky vs V Akobian, 2009 
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 38 in The Greatest Ever Chess Strategies by Sam Collins
Carlsen vs Short, 2010 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

French Def: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Raid 7th rank
S J Solomon vs G West, 2009
(C10) French, 27 moves, 1-0

"Let There be Light" (game of the day Feb-22-2020)
I Nikolayev vs E Luce, 2010 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 42 in Carlsen: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2010 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 0-1

Acupuncture, ouch. A nice Black victory!
Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0Black Ps get busted
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2012 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 1-0

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

French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 31...?
A Filippov vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, 2010 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 7 in How to Reassess Your Chess 4th ed by Jeremy Silman
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(C11) French, 43 moves, 0-1

French Def: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1/2-1/2
G Guseinov vs Nepomniachtchi, 2011 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

How to beat 2670+ player with black being 77+ years old
V Gashimov vs Korchnoi, 2008 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 87 moves, 0-1

French Def: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 Promotion tactics!
S J Solomon vs R Hart, 2010 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 1-0

French Def. Alekhine-Chatard Attk (C13) 0-1 P race to skewer Q+
Smeets vs Y Hou, 2008 
(C13) French, 58 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 1-0 Q sac!
V Akopian vs Zvjaginsev, 2010 
(C14) French, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Tremendous tactical blows by Anand, 25 ♕d4-h8! and 26 b
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C16) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Retreat Var Armenian Line (C18) 1-0 Forks
N Nip vs M C Askin, 2008 
(C18) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Advance Var (C18) 0-1 B Interpose w/Check
Movsesian vs A Istratescu, 2012 
(C18) French, Winawer, 53 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Paulsen Attack vs Kside Fio (C22) 0-1 6 Q threats
J Johannsdottir vs S Bjornsson, 2010
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 1061 in Chess Informant Best Games. 1001-1100
Polgar vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game, Paulsen-Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 Rare Knights EG# in 3
R Mamedov vs M Panchanathan, 2009 
(C26) Vienna, 85 moves, 0-1

Andrew Greet "GibTelecom Chess Festival", "CHESS", April 2008
M Ly vs Mikhalevski, 2008 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA. Muzio Gambit Wild Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 blitz
Nakamura vs D Andreikin, 2010 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Rosenthal Def (C39) 1-0 Torched!
S H Smith vs V Zamvar, 2012 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 En prise MADNESS
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Jaenisch / FrenchX (C42) 1-0 Pins
Deep Sjeng vs Almond, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Kaufmann Attack (C42) 0-1 squeeze
Nisipeanu vs Giri, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 1083 of Chess Informant Best Games. 1001-1100
Radjabov vs Gelfand, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Var (C42) 0-1Stockfish
Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Bxh6 opens Kside attack
A Hayrapetian vs K Butler, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Q+ interposes to Q+
Hoang Thong Tu vs Y Chan, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Romanishin Var (C45) 0-1 Find the Finish
A Neiksans vs I Sokolov, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish, Ezzy
Shirov vs Kramnik, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 43 moves, 0-1

4Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46) 1-0 Self-pin blunder
T Klepaczka vs K Bulski, 2012 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

A game that takes you back to the Morphy-Anderssen era
Nakamura vs R Hess, 2012 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Brilliant
Bologan vs B Heberla, 2008 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo ML (C53) 1-0 3rd-6th
Movsesian vs J Stocek, 2008
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 58 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C55) 0-1 The f-bombs fly
Huebner vs R Pruijssers, 2011 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 0-1 g-file spearhead
Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 Blitz
B Savchenko vs Karjakin, 2010 
(C56) Two Knights, 32 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2Knts Def. Polerio Def B+ (C58) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Short vs I Sokolov, 2009 
(C58) Two Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 0-1 Monster Passed Pawns
McShane vs Kramnik, 2011 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0Brilliant
Rybka vs Shredder, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 28 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

Spanish Game: Berlin Wall J. Rogers Line (C67) 1-0 Underpromoti
Movsesian vs Leko, 2012 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet, Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 video link
Polgar vs Karjakin, 2011 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Cozio Def (C70) 0-1 Q sac for Mayet's Mate
J Geske vs S Ernst, 2011 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Wormald Attack (C77) 1-0 32.?
Shabalov vs Sasikiran, 2008 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Martinez (C78) 1-0 A pawn on the 6th problem
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Highly entertaining, but bizarre
Navara vs Ganguly, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 0-1 Brilliant!!
Kamsky vs Svidler, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Marshall Attk. Modern ML (C89) 0-1 Computer Engines
Golden Executive / Houdini vs Hosea / Schiller / Wall, 2011  
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 122 in 'Understanding Chess Middlegames' by John Nunn
Y Hou vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 48 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy, Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0 31.?
Y Yu vs Li Shilong, 2012 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 47 moves, 1-0

QGD Chigorin Def. Main Line (D07) 0-1 Which Rook? Kill shot
R Shetty vs Short, 2011 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Spanish Marshall Attack. Modern ML (C89) 1-0 White rampage
Vachier-Lagrave vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 85 moves, 1-0

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

Four queens; Black pulls off the perpetual check draw
Polgar vs Morozevich, 2008 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 146 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lubomir Kavalek chess column in the Washington Post
Kaidanov vs Onischuk, 2008 
(C58) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Fishin' Pole Flames
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy, Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Sacs for passer
E Inarkiev vs Kazhgaleyev, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 Q sac
Z Almasi vs M Marin, 2008 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

One of the best games Radjabov has played
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Pilnik Var (C90) 1-0 En prise Ns, Bs trap R
Caruana vs M van der Werf, 2008 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 166 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
Adams vs Koneru, 2008 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 1-0 87.Rc3 pin & sac wins promo race
A Timofeev vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 117 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack. Modern Var (C89) 0-1 R sac, B pair
Anand vs Aronian, 2008 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 34 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def Meran. Blumenfeld Var (D49) 0-1 WC 2008 Stockfish
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

In a drawn ending Black blocks the bishop's view to the promo.
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 80 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening(C55) 0-1 Nibbling off pawns
S Jessel vs M Hebden, 2008 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 75 moves, 0-1

G10 in 'The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas' by C. Scheerer.
Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Great Moves Never Made: 19.Ne4-d6!!
Short vs Timman, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 163 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
Topalov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt w/Na4 (C45) 1-0 White shepherds passer
G Harutjunyan vs B Kharchenko, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 62 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Rousseau Gambit (C50) 1-0 This should be a draw
V Spasov vs P Dimitrov, 2008 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 0-1 Pin to win
Navara vs Karjakin, 2009 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 0-1

KGA. B's Gambit Bogoljubow Def (C33) 1-0 Kside spearhead
A Galliano vs D Mackle, 2009 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Staunton (C42) 1/2- Razor-sharp
Jakovenko vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 1-0The way in is not out
M Ercan vs M Gonzalez Amaya, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Center (C43) 1-0 Blindfold Lolli's #
Anand vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Neumann Def (C39) 1-0 Give it a go!
A Gabrielian vs M Krylov, 2009 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 66 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1/2-1/2 Both 0-0-0
Radjabov vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 0-1 Zugzwang Ending
Ivanchuk vs Y Wang, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

C-K Def. Exchange. Rubinstein (B13) 0-1 Qh4+ & Q sac for promo
Benjamin vs Kamsky, 2009 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 50 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Panov Attack. Main Line (E54) 0-1 Pawn #
E Ghaem Maghami vs Karpov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 29 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Bxh6 clearance
F Vallejo Pons vs Spoelman, 2009 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 Big Al goes down to a future World Champ
Y Hou vs Beliavsky, 2009 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1/2-Chess Network Videos
Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1/2-1/2Tried to give away his B
Nakamura vs Onischuk, 2010 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 1-0 Queenmate
V Gashimov vs Ivanchuk, 2010 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 0-1 Pawn roller
Short vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal Var (C69) 1-0 Odd-looking N sac
Jakovenko vs E Inarkiev, 2010 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Doubled Ps win!?!
Topalov vs Gelfand, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 62 moves, 1-0

Game 17 in Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura
Nakamura vs Shirov, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 93 moves, 1-0

Italian / Philidor / Scotch 3...d6 4.d4 (C50) 1-0 N vs B ending
V Sveshnikov vs K Hreinsson, 2011 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 80 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Defense (C36) 1-0 Busy Rooks!
Nakamura vs Kosteniuk, 2011 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1/2-1/2 Light squared fortress
H Ni vs Shirov, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian, Classical c3, d3. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1Brilliant
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2011 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Def (C36) 1-0 See FSR notes
Nakamura vs Adams, 2011 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Magnus squeezes a rook endgame win from a dead drawn position
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2010 
(C48) Four Knights, 68 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1-0 Nice shootin' by 9-year old!
A Liang vs Kaufman, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 N on edge is trapped
Nepomniachtchi vs P Smirnov, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def B Check line (C58) 1-0Shrewd R Sac
M Kravtsiv vs J Radulski, 2012 
(C58) Two Knights, 33 moves, 1-0

l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 Tactical finish
Kamsky vs V Akobian, 2012 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo (C45) 0-1 12 pages kibitz
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 59 moves, 0-1

QGD. Manhattan Var (D51) 1-0 Establishing a N outpost
E Formanek vs M Foisor, 2012
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 64 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Threats; up the exchange
Caruana vs Kramnik, 2012 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit (C53) 0-1 The Prom
Jobava vs Kamsky, 2012 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 58 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical c3, d3 Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 RxNf7 pin
Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2012 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 1-0

Italian Game 3...h6?!, 5...Bd6?! (C50) 1-0 Amateur waxing
A Setiabudi vs R Clarkson, 2012
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

"Norwegian Wood" is a Beatles song; Carlsen is Norwegian.
Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Murrey Var (C43) 0-1 Fantastic #!
M Oleksienko vs R Hovhannisyan, 2010 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian 4 Knts (C50) 1-0 21.?
M Mueller-Seps vs Y Naydenova, 2010 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

K Pawn Game: Dresden Opening (C44) 0-1 Better passers
Vladimir P Larin vs A Lukovnikov, 2009 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 29...?
Caruana vs Korchnoi, 2011 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Spanish, l'Hermet Var Berlin Wall Def (C87) 1-0Amazing ending!!
Jakovenko vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General (C60) 1-0 No Surprise
So vs A Gupta, 2008 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2 Ns Def. Polerio Def B+ Line (C58) 1-0 Central Pins
L Mihasi vs M Rade, 2008 
(C58) Two Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk Var (C78) 1-0 35.?
Jobava vs K Georgiev, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Damiano Defense (C40) 0-1 White missed mate - see the notes
P Feng vs S Sloan, 2010 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Norwegian Var (C70) 1-0 Blitz 17.?
Dominguez Perez vs Morozevich, 2008 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Schliemann Def. Tartakower Var (C63) 1/2- Shark links
A Berelowitsch vs R Pruijssers, 2013 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gamd 1084 Chess Informant Best Games. 1001-1100
Carlsen vs Y Wang, 2010 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Fianchetto Defense (C60) 1-0 12.?
Motylev vs M Godena, 2010 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 1-0

World Blitz Championship (2009) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 30, Nov
Polgar vs Svidler, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical. Blackburne Attack (C45) 0-1 Pile on pin
Y Dembo vs Lagno, 2009
(C45) Scotch Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer. Classical Var (B63) 1-0 Brazil champs
K Mekhitarian vs A Diamant, 2008 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 163 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense tranposes to French Advance (B20) 0-1 26...?
McShane vs I Efimov, 2009 
(B20) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

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