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The Boy and the Schoolmaster

Wise counsel is not always wise,
As this my tale exemplifies.
A boy, that frolicked on the banks of Seine,
Fell in, and would have found a watery grave,
Had not that hand that plants never in vain
A willow planted there, his life to save.
While hanging by its branches as he might,
A certain sage preceptor came in sight;
To whom the urchin cried, "Save, or I'm drowned!" The master, turning gravely at the sound,
Thought proper for a while to stand aloof,
And give the boy some seasonable reproof.
"You little wretch! this comes of foolish playing, Commands and precepts disobeying.
A naughty rogue, no doubt, you are,
Who thus requite your parents" care.
Alas! their lot I pity much,
Whom fate condemns to watch over such."
This having coolly said, and more,
He pulled the drowning lad ashore.

This story hits more marks than you suppose.
All critics, pedants, men of endless prose, –
Three sorts, so richly blessed with progeny,
The house is blessed that does not lodge any, – May in it see themselves from head to toes.
No matter what the task,
Their precious tongues must teach;
Their help in need you ask,
You first must hear them preach.

"There just isn't enough televised Chess." — David Letterman

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

"Many have become Chess Masters, no one has become the Master of Chess." — Siegbert Tarrasch

Drive sober or get pulled over.

"For surely of all the drugs in the world, chess must be the most permanently pleasurable." — Assiac

Feb-23-23 FSR: Thanks, Susan. I never saw Albert after my freshman year of high school (he and his family moved to the Chicago suburbs, where he went to a different school and played for a different chess team). Super nice guy. I was very surprised many years later to learn that he and your son had started this site.

* Jan-29-22 MissScarlett: There are no rules, only guidelines. Premium members such as User: chrisowen get extra leeway.

Bird's Opening @ N odds (A03) 0-1 Lady champion flash
Lasker vs Nellie L Marshall Showalter, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening 1.a3 /Reti (A00) 0-1 Rob the pinned pawn
M Huettig vs G Fahnenschmidt, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst) (A00)1-0 Right-handed version of Legall's Mate
D Moody vs S Bender, 1977 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Storming Knights!!
Steinitz vs NN, 1874 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Anti-Bird (A02) 0-1 Bg1 clears the mating square
R Wyss vs Barcza, 1968 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 0-1 N on the 3rd rank
C Brocklebank vs W Tullidge, 1888 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 27.?
A Fier vs R Aloma Vidal, 2018 
(A09) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Slav. General (A11) 1-0 Shades of Reti
Szabo vs J Felmeri, 1963 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 21 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 Stockfish
Nakamura vs So, 2020 
(A28) English, 23 moves, 0-1

English Sym Anti-Benoni Spielmann Def (A32) 0-1 Brillancy Prize
V Karasev vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1973 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Duchamp Var (A38) 1-0 B combo
Larsen vs A Davie, 1967 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 1-0

Old Benoni (A43) 0-1 Castle while you have the chance
Braun vs O Nedeljkovic, 1932 
(A43) Old Benoni, 25 moves, 0-1

Benoni-Indian Def. Kingside move order (A43) 1-0 Cornered K
Van Huy Nguyen vs Sutarno, 2012
(A43) Old Benoni, 26 moves, 1-0

Indian Game 3...c5 vs Veresov (A45) 0-1 Secure file, underpromo
Z Mestrovic vs Gligoric, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Indian Game: Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 20...?
P Viner vs Leko, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: Fajarowicz Var (A51) 1-0 Knights bite
S Matveeva vs A Stefanova, 1994 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Adler Var (A52) 0-1 Q sac, bold attack!!
M Leskiewicz vs E Kahn, 1999 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: 4.Nh3 invites the Bishop bounce (A52) 1-0
I Nikolaidis vs A Ivanov, 1993 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Classical. General (A70) 1-0 N drops in
M Leutwyler vs P E Franzen, 2012
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 1 in Williams' book "The Killer Dutch", Everyman publ.2015
Wojtaszek vs S Williams, 2011 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 20 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 Defense: Modern Var (B01) 0-1 21...?
N Vlassov vs A Terekhin, 1994 
(B01) Scandinavian, 24 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Def: Main Lines 6.Nf3 Bf5 (B01) 1-0 P roller
Shabalov vs B Howe, 2011
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06) 1-0 Eliminate the Def
Y Yu vs P Maghsoodloo, 2016 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 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

Lesson 3 in Sunil Weeramantry's "Best Lessons of A Chess Coach"
M Lamon vs Weeramantry, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

Lion Defense: Anti-Philidor. Lion's Cave (B07) 1-0 15.?
Polgar vs M Rivas Pastor, 1993 
(B07) Pirc, 19 moves, 1-0

Czech Defense: General 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (B07) 0-1 back rank issue
S Polgar vs Adams, 1990 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Classical. Two Knights System (B08) 0-1 Q drops in #
E Borigas vs A Sousa, 2004 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 20 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Two Knts Attk (B10) 1-0 Qside threats & counters
N Whitaker vs I Heitner, 1948 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Maroczy 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (B12) 1-0 Dazzling!
R Saptarshi vs V Nagpal, 2017 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Classical. Main lines (B18) 1-0 Pounding the 6th
Kupreichik vs G Castiglioni, 1968 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Var (B18) 0-1 castle blunder
B Niezgoda vs M Miroslaw, 2001 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

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

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

Sicilian Defense: Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 0-1 20...?
Fanghui Sun vs Ju Wenjun, 2017 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 Morphy's Mate!
E Schmittdiel vs T Ernst, 1987 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 27 moves, 1-0

Sic Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Peresypkin's Sacrifice (B33) 0-1
T Luther vs Leko, 2002 
(B33) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Chelyabinsk Var (B33) 1-0
R Soltanici vs M Barasiant, 2001 
(B33) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

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

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

Sicilian, Dragon, Classical (B73) 1-0 White owns dark squares
L Dreibergs vs S Remigolsky, 1941 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Classical, Maroczy Line (B74) 1-0 Brutal attk!
Ragozin vs Taimanov, 1945 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 27 in The Complete Dragon by Eduard Gufeld & Oleg Stetsko
Spassky vs D Levy, 1974 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicil Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 0-1 Get the Q in close
D Drimer vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Modern Var (B83) 1-0 Stockfish
Kasparov vs F Sideifzade, 1978 
(B83) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) Var (B91) 1-0 Rob the Pin
Deepan Chakkravarthy J vs Negi, 2007 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Delayed Owen Defense b6, Bb7 (B00) 0-1 Battle for the back rank
J Villena Perez vs G Swathi, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

French Def: Two Knights Var (C00) 0-1 Return the queen
A Dunne vs K Plesset, 1976 
(C00) French Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Euwe Var (C02) 1-0 Sac for Disc+ is decisive
A F Ker vs D Eade, 2017 
(C02) French, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Morozevich Var (C03) 0-1 It went South...
J Vilarnovo Caamano vs Swayams, 2018 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 0-1

Great attacking game by Wei Yi, punishing lack of development
Wei Yi vs B Sadiku, 2016 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Rubinstein. Fort Knox Var (C10) 1-0 Incoming
Sutovsky vs L D'Costa, 2006 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

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

French Def: McCutcheon Var (C12) 0-1 Q drops in backranker
Marshall vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 24 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Advance General (C16) 1-0 Kside smash
Unzicker vs R Czaya, 1948 
(C16) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 1-0 Semi-Smothered #
T Gharamian vs S Ivanov, 2006 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

"How to Play Dynamic Chess" by Valeri Beim
Spielmann vs Chigorin, 1906 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Knight Var (C25) 1-0 Can opener
Steinitz vs NN, 1860 
(C25) Vienna, 12 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 Debated finish 30...?
J Mieses vs Von Scheve, 1887 
(C26) Vienna, 32 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit (C28) 1-0 Longer, more elegant Legall's Mate
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C28) Vienna Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Wurzburger Trap (C29) 1-0
Sax vs P Petran, 1973 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Breyer Var (C29) 0-1 Discovered+!
Reti vs M Kadisch, 1928 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit Declined (C30) 1-0 Pin study; Landau's Mate?!!
S Landau vs H J van den Heuvel, 1933 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical (C30) 1-0 Mutual N charges, pile on the pin!
Mephisto vs J Ascher, 1879 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

KGD. Mafia Def ...c5 & ...e5 (C30) 1-0 Unpin, hit f7 again
Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical Var (C30) 0-1 Cornered King
H Suechting vs H Wolf, 1902 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 0-1

KGD: Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit (C31) 0-1 Unusual final pos
W M Byland vs H L Marks, 1947 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Lopez Var (C33) 1-0 Promotion battle
Wilson vs Blecher, 1858 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

KGA. Becker Def (C34) 1-0 Q sac followed by Discovered+
Aguileva vs Carlsson, 1949 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. Modern Def both 0-0-0 (C36) 0-1 Well-examined
Gunsberg vs Pillsbury, 1903 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

KGA. Double Muzio Gambit (C37) 1-0 Blistering book back ranker
V Smirnov vs Tikhonov, 1954 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer's second gift to the chess history for posterity...!
J Matschego vs Falkbeer, 1853 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Leonhardt Var (C40) 1-0 Q&N Invasion
P Lapiken vs A Kraus, 1961
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Hook Mate next
A Smorodsky vs P Evtifeev, 1914
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 0-1Discovered Dbl + wins Q
Frank vs E Schiller, 1970 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 7 moves, 0-1

Ponziani Opening: Jaenisch Counterattk (C44) 1-0 different Qh8+
I Nikolayev vs R Ferguson, 2004 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Fred Wilson's "Simple Attacking Plans", Mongoose Press, 2012
J Whitehead vs P Biyiasas, 1977 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

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

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45) 1-0 Dashing Dbl Check finish!!
Staunton / Barnes vs Loewenthal / NN, 1856 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: General (C46) 1-0 Ng5 Legall's #?
S Sloan vs William F Cox, 1956 
(C46) Three Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: General (C46) 1-0 Legall's Mate
J N Berger vs Frohlich, 1888 
(C46) Three Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Dbl R sac
Paulsen vs H Schneider, 1864 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) 1-0 Stockfish
Steinitz vs Bird, 1870 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Solitaire Chess column in Chess Review, January 1949
Tarrasch vs C Kelz, 1890 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Perreux Var (C55) 0-1Moscow bully B
Estrin vs Koptev, 1941 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

2 Knights, Traxler Counterattack Knight sac line (C57) 0-1
Kerner vs A Brinckmann, 1955 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

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 Defense. Polerio, Suhle Def (C59) 0-1 K walk
Fomenko vs L Radchenko, 1967 
(C59) Two Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. (C60) 0-1 Dbl R sacs, Greco's Mate
NN vs Burn, 1866 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Steinitz Def 5.0-0 f6? (C62) 1-0 h-file pin, battery
F Young vs Pillsbury, 1893 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 0-1 Devastating Discovered+
H C Mees vs J Davidson, 1910 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish, Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 0-1 Black B daggers
C Golmayo vs Kolisch, 1867 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open Var (C80) 1-0 Q sac for underpromotion
Kholmov vs K Honfi, 1959 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 One piece mate
Baitsch vs Pahlke, 1956 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

BDG Bogoljubow (D00) 1-0 Like a Barry Attack for Greco's Mate
E Diemer vs Schonfuss, 1954 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

P-K4 Krause Variation (D02) 1-0 Three possible mate patterns
Koblents vs Graf-Stevenson, 1935 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Exchange Var (D10) 1-0 Race of the Kside attacks!
F Duz-Khotimirsky vs V Rauzer, 1927 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 19 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) 1-0 Publish this!
A Sandrin vs J C Barnes, 1954 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 19 moves, 1-0

QGA: Central Var. Alekhine System (D20) 1/2- Legall's perpetual
S Narayanan vs K Grigoryan, 2017
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Noteboom Var (D31) 1-0 Pin that defends
Korchnoi vs E Preissmann, 1991 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

The Yugoslav magazine Sahovski Glasnik, 1926, p12
Alekhine vs V L Wahltuch, 1925 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD: Modern Variation. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 Watch the video!
Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1873 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Gruenfeld Def: Qs Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Discovery+ next
Khenkin vs Krasenkow, 1988 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

East Indian Def (E00) 1-0 Q sac returns N+ royal fork
M Feigin vs H Kalnins, 1936
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Bogo-Indian Def: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0 Knights invade
Gruenfeld vs K Rozic, 1929
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

QID: Opocensky Var (E17) 1-0 Famous N Shot!
Aronian vs Navara, 2006 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

QID: Classical. Traditional ML (E19) 0-1 kibitz photo link
Larsen vs Karpov, 1980 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 23 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical (E32) 0-1 Vicious crossfire & Q sac
C Parker vs I Myall, 1999 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 19 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Var (E80) 0-1 Q trap
V Puri vs E Perelshteyn, 2009 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

Careless Zwischenzug
S Tatai vs R Debarnot, 1977 
(E92) King's Indian, 16 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 1-0 Wrong exchange sequence
F Visier Segovia vs Tal, 1977 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 39 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def (A48) 1-0 Light Squared Symphony!
P Trifunovic vs M Aaron, 1962 
(A48) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted Var (A58) 1-0 27.?
J Bentley vs S Tavares, 2018 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

"New in Chess - Tactics Training - Bobby Fischer"
Bisguier vs Fischer, 1965 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) 1-0
Keres vs E E Book, 1969 
(A14) English, 30 moves, 1-0

King's English. Two Knights' Variation Keres Var (A23) 0-1
Nakamura vs H Wang, 2012 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

G89 inWinning With the Hypermodern by Ray Keene & Eric Schiller
Adams vs P Wolff, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 24 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

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Normal Var (B45) 0-1 Escape
M Damjanovic vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 54 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Classical (B72) 1-0 AA missed earlier mate
Alekhine vs P Schmidt, 1941 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 235 in The Guinness Book of Chess GMs by William Hartston
Adams vs Huebner, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical General (B72) 0-1 17...?
R Schmaltz vs A Vouldis, 2002 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 54 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen (B80) 1-0 searing smites!
Velimirovic vs Suba, 1987 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attk. General (B86) 0-1 K hunt
R Plunkett vs S Fink, 2003 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn (B97) 0-1 doin' as he pleases
R Grabczewski vs Tal, 1974 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Var (B90) 1-0 Yee-Haw! Knights
F Yee vs A Christopher, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 0-1Re-deployment punished
Swiderski vs Raabe, 1897 
(C28) Vienna Game, 29 moves, 0-1

French Def: 2.g3 Reti-Spielmann Attack (C00) 0-1 Mutal N sacs
N Riumin vs V Rauzer, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Advance Qg4 (C16) 0-1 W: From winning to losing
B Kurajica vs A Planinc, 1972 
(C16) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 0-1

4 Knts Game: Nimzowitsch (Paulsen) (C49) 1-0 lively struggle
Alekhine vs Vidmar, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

French Def. Bb7 vs 2.Qe2 Chigorin Var (C00) 1-0 avoid Stalemate
L Day vs R Panjwani, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01) 1-0 24.?
J Klinger vs Glek, 1990 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Advance General (C16) 1-0 Brilliant!!
Lasker vs A M Gooding, 1908 
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

This is the 159th game played between Kasparov and Karpov.
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1991 
(C45) Scotch Game, 44 moves, 1-0

The White Q remains on her original square the entire game.
Geller vs Spassky, 1964 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0Vukovic # next
E Delmar vs J Elson, 1870 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: General (D32) 0-1 Bishops on the back rank
I Larsen vs Graf-Stevenson, 1939 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

Colle Zuk / Odd Stonewall Dutch (D02) 0-1 Hellacious Black EG!!
Denker vs G Abrahams, 1946 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Krause Variation (D02) 1-0 Royal fork+ loses?!
Swiderski vs J N Berger, 1908 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

QID: Spassky System (E14) 1-0 18.? and Spearhead mate
G Kacheishvili vs Sakaev, 2001 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

NID: Kmoch Var (E20) 1/2-1/2 Heck of a game!
Mamedyarov vs Karjakin, 2019 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Keres Def (E32) 1-0 TKO
A Tikovsky vs J Sajtar, 1943 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3 (E06) 0-1 Rooks come forth
Yan Liu vs S P Sethuraman, 2019 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 26 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 0-1 Smoked
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

"Kashdan's Immortal" magnificent double kNight finish!
B Siff vs Kashdan, 1948 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

NID: Reshevsky Var (E46) 0-1 Raking Bishops & Back ranks
Rapport vs Wei Yi, 2012 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

Cadillac, MI USA, death trap
G Bailey vs E Fischvogt, 1999 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Gunsberg Defense (A02) 1-0 30.?
A Rodriguez Vila vs G Kanefsck, 2007 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Maroczy Bind (A04) 1-0 Two Hogs and passers
Krasenkow vs K Lie, 2007 
(A04) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 0-1 27...?
Ribli vs Adorjan, 1983 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Def (A06) 1-0 Unusual play
L Zaitseva vs O Stjazhkina, 1999 
(A06) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

KIA vs NY System (A07) 1-0 Lead in development, gain tempos
J Hardinge vs M Smith, 1965 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian Melbourne (A07) 1-0 All fronts, Combo
Vasiukov vs Taimanov, 1965 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Closed Sicilian vs Dragon (B25) 0-1 Sacs generate passer
Ljubojevic vs Anand, 1994 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed Nc3, Bg2, Nge2, f4, Na3 (B24) 0-1 46...?
E Maggiolo vs D Suarez, 1994 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed Nc3, Bg2, Nh3 vs St. George/Polish (B25) 0-1
M Narciso Dublan vs Morozevich, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 55 moves, 0-1

KIA Dbl Fio vs Rev Botvinnik System (A07) 0-1 Unique Ns Mate!!
T Becker vs R Ramesh, 2001
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack vs Double Fianchetto (A07) 0-1 28...?
Bisguier vs A Fuderer, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Sicilian c5, d6, e5 (A07) 0-1 early h-pawn charge
Paulsen vs G Neumann, 1864 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

KIA vs QID (A07) 0-1 Another AN break through promotion
M Bluemich vs Nimzowitsch, 1925 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 55 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 0-1 abattoir
P Denger vs J Fehr, 2016 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav. Bogoljubow II (A12) 0-1 cluster flub
K Ozols vs Bogoljubov, 1939
(A12) English with b3, 28 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 1-0 Stockfish
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2020 
(A28) English, 43 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. General (A30) 1/2-1/2
Petrosian vs Tal, 1964 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Symmetrical. Two Knts (A35) 1/2-1/2 Poker face
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1972 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

34...Nxg2! "And I was ready to shake his hand," - Bareev
Bareev vs Morozevich, 2002 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Def: General (A40) 0-1 A Knight is a Rook's worst enemy
M Richter vs B Socko, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Old Benoni Def. Clarendon Court Var (A43) 1-0 K walk
P Cramling vs K Spraggett, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

Benoni-Indian Defense (A43) 0-1 Arabian Mate
M Drasko vs S Velickovic, 1988 
(A43) Old Benoni, 61 moves, 0-1

Pseudo Stonewall vs Indian Game (A45) 1-0 Ps disappear
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1919 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Indian Game/Richter-Veresov Attk (A45) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Tartakower vs G A Thomas, 1923 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attk: General (A45) 0-1White minors cannot stop mate
D Mehmeti vs M Bluvshtein, 2002 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 0-1 Stockfish
J Cukierman vs Capablanca, 1938 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 91 moves, 0-1

IQP: Featured in Znosko-Borovsky's "Art Of Chess Combination"
T H Tylor vs W Winter, 1933 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def (A48) 0-1 N trap in the endgame
L Andonovski vs I Khmelniker, 2015 
(A48) King's Indian, 55 moves, 0-1

#344 Irving Chernev's book "Wonders and Curiosities of Chess"
Capablanca vs Yates, 1924 
(A48) King's Indian, 77 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def: Czech Variation w/Nc3 (A53) 1-0Pesky Ns, passer
Krasenkow vs E Solozhenkin, 1986 
(A53) Old Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights Var (A54) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Bronstein vs A Fuderer, 1955 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 48 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Rubinstein Var (A84) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Steinitz vs Tarrasch, 1895 
(A84) Dutch, 72 moves, 0-1

Owen Def 4...f5 5.f3 fxe4 6.fxe4 (B00) 1-0 From Kside to Qside
Blackburne vs S Hamel, 1867 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

St. George/French Def (B00) 1-0 Q+ and fork EAD N
Paulsen vs F Schwenkenberg, 1862 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian 3.Bb5+ Modern Var (B01) 0-1 Robust attack on f2
de Riviere vs Dubois, 1855 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def: Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 1-0 Ns on the rim
H Ni vs S Vokarev, 2011 
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Richter Var (B01) 1-0 33.?
A Skripchenko vs J C Blazquez Gomez, 2000 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian Var (B02) 0-1 P charges
W Von Holzhausen vs Kmoch, 1928
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian Var (B02) 0-1 Stockfish notes
K Honfi vs Larsen, 1965 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen Var (B04) 1-0 N pair gains an edge
Hort vs M Deutschmann, 1999 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

Bg7 Sniper / Sicilian Dragon (B06) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Ed. Lasker vs Capablanca, 1924 
(B06) Robatsch, 60 moves, 0-1

Pterodactyl Def: Eastern. Benoni (B06) 1-0 InterposingSelf-pins
G Sigurjonsson vs Forintos, 1978
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Bg7 (B06) 1-0 Good for a smile
J Asik vs K Papas, 2001 
(B06) Robatsch, 34 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: General (B07) 1/2-1/2 Oh no you don't!
Spassky vs Timman, 1978
(B07) Pirc, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 0-1 Passer
A Lombard vs Tal, 1976 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 57 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Adv. Van der Wiel Attk B Hunt (B12) 0-1heart-pounding
Westerinen vs Adianto, 1988 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Short Var (B12) 0-1 Up, Up, & Done
Wosner vs Distler, 1948 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

30...? Middlegame Combinations by Peter Romanovsky
L Asztalos vs Nimzowitsch, 1931 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Wing Gambit. Abrahams Var (B20) 1-0
G Abrahams vs W Winter, 1946 
(B20) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Alapin. General (B22) 0-1 selfmate
M Mahjoob vs Miroshnichenko, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 33 moves, 0-1

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

(B25) Sicilian, Closed 0-1 Black's Rook robs the pin for mate!
C Orbaan vs H Kramer, 1950 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish; blitz
Fritz vs Kasparov, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Pin and Penetration
L Shmuter vs Y Afek, 1995 
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B40) 1-0 28.?
Short vs J Penrose, 1977 
(B40) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: French Variation. Normal (B40) 0-1 Raking Bishops
Ujtumen vs N Gaprindashvili, 1971 
(B40) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 Brilliant!!
Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. Haag Gambit (B51) 1-0 Stockfish
Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Promotion trick
D Svetushkin vs Smirin, 2007 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Classical. General (B56) 1-0 Bad bishop
A Planinc vs I Cudina, 1970
(B56) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Horwitz Bishops
Huebner vs Hort, 1972 
(B89) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf (B90) 1/2-1/2 Check all checks B4U move
Svidler vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1/2-1/2 R vs R&B
Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 109 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 0-1 24.?
T L Petrosian vs P Smirnov, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Shirov surely wanted to wring it's neck
Shirov vs A Vitolinsh, 1985 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 38 moves, 0-1

French Defense: 2.Qe2 Chigorin Var (C00) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1893 
(C00) French Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

French Def: Advance. Main Line (C02) 1-0 blitz positional Q sac
Vachier-Lagrave vs Rapport, 2019 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 0-1 Simul exhibit
Karpov vs O Rubingh, 1986 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

French Def: Tarrasch. Botvinnik Var (C05) 1-0Lost the open file
Kavalek vs E Mednis, 1978 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

"Maric-Tal Dispute" (game of the day Mar-23-2020)
Tal vs R Maric, 1974 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

French Def: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Ns & Qs finish
L Engels vs F Palitzsch, 1930
(C10) French, 33 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Normal Var (C10) 1-0 Pillsbury's Mate links
K Berg vs P Zarnicki, 2004 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

60...g1=N to prevent a fork
Aranov vs Karpov, 1962 
(C10) French, 71 moves, 0-1

French Def: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 Gueridon # next
Lilienthal vs A Chistiakov, 1949 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 1-0

French Def: McCutcheon. Janowski Var (C12) 0-1 N saves the day!
Spielmann vs Vidmar, 1907 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 34 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn General (C18) 1-0 Threats
Polgar vs T Shaked, 1998 
(C18) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 0-1 kicked by a horse
R Kulkarni vs Carlsen, 2017 
(C22) Center Game, 28 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1870 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

KGA. Abbazia Def (C36) 1-0 B corrals N half the game
Fischer vs J Witeczek, 1964 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 62 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Lion's Claw II (C41) 1-0 Battle of chess authors
F Del Rosario III vs E Schiller, 1999 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: General (C41) 0-1 Zugzwang finish
A Evenson vs Alekhine, 1916 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit Nxf7 (C42) 1/2-1/2 Stockfish
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Var (C42) 1-0 30.?
Bologan vs Kasimdzhanov, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Paulsen Attack (C42) 0-1 28...?
Tseshkovsky vs Vladimirov, 1986 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Paulsen Attack (C42) 1/2-1/2 busy Q
H Wang vs Wei Yi, 2019 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Ponziani Opening: General (C44) 1-0 Incoming Rooks!
S Rosselli del Turco vs H Pinkerton, 1911 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Bind (C45) 1-0 Arabian Mate next
V Zagorovsky vs A Bannik, 1955 
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46) 0-1
G Bishop vs V Havik, 2010 
(C46) Three Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Scotch (C47) 1-0 Bishop so bad, it's evil
Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1887 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Classical Var (C48) 0-1 Keypusher notes!
Janowski vs Lasker, 1904 
(C48) Four Knights, 35 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 0-1 Faulty Q sac
C Patrascu vs M Khodashenas, 2016
(C49) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 0-1 Simul Exhibition
Lasker vs F Draycott, 1908 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

Italian, Two Knts Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 0-1 Spearhead#
Savin Dias vs Y Han, 2019 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attk (C56) 0-1Useless Qs
A N Rubinsztein vs H Winkler, 1983 
(C56) Two Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: 2 Knts Def. Polerio Def Suhle Def (C59) 1-0 Ne5
E Rinsma vs Graf-Stevenson, 1933
(C59) Two Knights, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def. Tartakower Var (C63) 0-1 Slashing
A Romanovsky vs S A Langleben, 1911 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical. Zukertort Gambit (C64) 0-1entertaining
M Schlosser vs Anand, 1990 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Beverwijk Var (C65) 0-1Rooking around
J Ady vs Spassky, 1984 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 0-1
R Hartoch vs Lutikov, 1965 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 146 in 'The World's Great Chess Games' by Reuben Fine
G A Thomas vs Flohr, 1939 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 68 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Variation (C90) 1-0 23.?
V Zurakhov vs Tolush, 1956 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Misplayed Anastasia's #
Dvoirys vs G Timoscenko, 1988 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 35 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Netherlands Var (D00) 1-0 Exchange Sac
Tarjan vs J A Gutierrez, 1979 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Chigorin Var (D02) 0-1 Battery
Capablanca vs C A Wolff, 1915 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

London System: Poisoned Pawn Var (D02) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Vidmar vs Reti, 1918 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 67 moves, 0-1

Game 17 in 'Nimzowitsch: Move by Move' by Stephen Giddins
Nimzowitsch vs Taubenhaus, 1914  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Dbl Fianchetto vs NY System (D02) 1-0 Wild game!
Adianto vs G Pieterse, 1986 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Zukertort Var (D02) 1-0 Stockfish; 19.?
Szabo vs K Honfi, 1950 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Zukertort Var (D02) 0-1 Discovered Dbl++
N Mikkelsen vs E Brondum, 2009 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Colle System 4.c3 (D04) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Colle vs G Stoltz, 1931 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Blind Simul
Koltanowski vs NN, 1936 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 12 of "50 Great Games of Chess" by Harry Golombek
Breyer vs Tarrasch, 1920 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

Las Mil y Una Partidas (1001 Chess Games) Boris de Greiff, 2006
O Bernstein vs Janowski, 1905 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 52 moves, 1-0

This game won the second brilliancy prize at this tournament.
Bondarevsky vs V Mikenas, 1950 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 31 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Winawer Countergambit (D10) 0-1 Russian Juniors
Pigalev vs I Nikolayev, 1979 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 1/2-1/2 Missed it
Aronian vs Y Yu, 2019 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 0-1 back rank pin & interference
C Guimard vs Najdorf, 1944 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 0-1 wandering K
N Pogonina vs Goryachkina, 2018 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 71 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Soultanbeieff Var (D16) 1-0 Back rank mating combo!
Kotov vs Alatortsev, 1942 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

QGA: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Fantastic flush of the uncastled K
H D Evans vs Fine, 1943 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: General (D20) 1-0Big grin on your face
H Bernstein vs Bisguier, 1946 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 66 inThe Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time by John Emms
Xu Jun vs Ivanchuk, 1993 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 62 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 Batteries
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1926 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Quiet Variation (D30) 1-0 Upside-down Gueridon #
Botvinnik vs M Muchin, 1926 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Accelerated Move Order (D31) 0-1 Battery Blast!
Z Popovic vs A Fuderer, 1949
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 B&N vs R&N ending
Tal vs G Agzamov, 1984 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 85 moves, 0-1

Game 149 Anatoly Karpov - My Best 300 Games
Karpov vs Chandler, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD: Harrwitz Attk vs Bb7 (D37) 1-0 P roller into Gueridon Mate
Ufimtsev vs B Verlinsky, 1945 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange (D41) 1-0 Positively Exquisite
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 62 'Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces' by Igor Stohl
Aronian vs Anand, 2007  
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 video link
Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2020 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Normal Var (D45) 0-1 USSR championship
Korchnoi vs V Mikenas, 1962 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Paris 1932 "Tennis, Anyone?" (GOTD) - Queen Sacrifice
Alekhine vs Russian Tennis Club, 1932 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD: Tartakower Def. General (D58) 0-1 Knight single-double
J Kraai vs U Boensch, 1998
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 28 moves, 0-1

Art of Attack in Chess by Vladimir Vukovic, p. 24
A Asgeirsson vs I Raud, 1936 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

QGD: Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Minority Attack
Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1930 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 77 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 33.?
Szabo vs L Liptay, 1962 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Spassky Var (D87) 0-1 Stockfish notes
B Ratner vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: General (A53) 1-0 25.?
Jobava vs L Galego, 2005 
(A53) Old Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 1-0 Blitz
B Adhiban vs Eljanov, 2017 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 1-0 Stockfish notes; discovered+
Rapport vs Fressinet, 2015 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Amar Opening 1.Nh3 Double Fianchetto (E00) 0-1 Closed center
L Boeye vs E Denayer, 2001 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06) 1-0 24.?
Avrukh vs T Sanikidze, 2009 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 30 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def: Grünfeld Var (E11) 0-1 Promo for a piece
W Heinig vs D Neukirch, 1974 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

QID. Kasparov-Petrosian. Kasparov Attack (E12) 0-1 Overloaded R
Krasenkow vs Karpov, 2003 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Bg7 Fianchetto, BxNf3 (B06) 0-1 Open g-file, passer
O Johannsson vs T Schou-Moldt, 2014 
(B06) Robatsch, 47 moves, 0-1

QID: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var Timman's Line (E15) 1-0 Notes
Vaganian vs J Nogueiras, 1985 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

A classic "co-linear" move
Y Hou vs S Andriasyan, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed vs Reversed Botvinnik System (B25) 1-0Rook Heat
K Areshchenko vs J Kavitha, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Schlechter Def (E52) 0-1 P grabber gets surprised
B Kantsler vs M Matlakov, 2015 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 26 moves, 0-1

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

Delayed e4-e5 Symetrical KIA vs KID (A07) 1-0 c3, d3-d4 P break
C Bauer vs K Braeunlin, 2017
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

G52 in "The 100 Best Games of the 20th Century" byAndrew Soltis
Capablanca vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

London System Closed NxBg3 (D02) 1/2-1/2 Kg2 vs Kg7
Kamsky vs M Muzychuk, 2016
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sarratt Attack dxc5, BxBd6 (D00) 1-0 Kside P roller, P#
I Miladinovic vs A Tang, 2017
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

English vs Anglo-Indian Def. QID Formation (A15) 1/2-1/2 W.A.G.
Vaganian vs Psakhis, 2002 
(A15) English, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID: Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1992 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Paleface Attack (A45) 0-1 Awful
R Lomaquis vs L Liascovich, 2004 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Dutch Var (A04) 1-0 Reti's Mate Extended
D Flores vs J Duarte, 2016 
(A04) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

KIA vs QGD Bb7, Be7 (A07) 1-0 Line clearance w/overworked pawn
A Liang vs J Haug, 2017 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 46 in Petrosian's Best Games of Chess, 1946-63 P.H. Clarke
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1961 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 47 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 1-0 Four Qs
B Socko vs Sasikiran, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 89 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Normal. King's Knight Var (E60) 1-0 34.?
Krogius vs Jansa, 1965 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: West Indian Defense (E61) 0-1 Edge Destruction
Kashdan vs Bogoljubov, 1931 
(E61) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

KID: Fianchetto. Uhlmann-Szabo Syst (E62) 1-0 video link
Ding Liren vs Carlsen, 2020 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

"Pachman Ghosted" (game of the day Jul-27-2014)
Pachman vs Bronstein, 1946 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 31 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 0-1 Greco's #
M Labollita vs E Schiller, 2003
(A13) English, 33 moves, 0-1

KID: Fianchetto. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Arabian Mate
M Willich vs P Ehemann, 2004 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 28 moves, 1-0

KID: Accelerated Averbakh Var (E70) 0-1 On the run!
F J Perez Perez vs J Durao, 1961 
(E70) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Nimzo-Larsen Var (A04) 1-0 Blitz swindle
Nakamura vs D Paravyan, 2018 
(A04) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def 8.c3 e5 (B06) 0-1 Passer won't beat Lolli's Mate
E Alekseev vs R Mamedov, 2018 
(B06) Robatsch, 36 moves, 0-1

Van't Kruijs Opening: Transposes to English (A00) 1-0 Stockfish
Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2020 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch Var. Normal Def (E81) 1-0 cold-blooded; 24.?
Kramnik vs Lanka, 1992 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 44 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch. Bronstein Def (E87) 0-1 early Q exit
B Spycher vs Piket, 1986 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 36 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Exchange Var (A00) 1-0 blitz tactics to promote
T Gareyev vs Dominguez Perez, 2019 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet Var Berlin Wall Def (C67) 0-1 Confounding N
Wei Yi vs Karjakin, 2020 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. Classical System Misc. (E98) 0-1 19.Bxh3? gxBh3?
Reshevsky vs Lombardy, 1958 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 40 moves, 0-1

KID: Normal. King's Knight Var (E60) 0-1 N fork, Pin
Navara vs Radjabov, 2007 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Classical Def (C83) 1-0 missed long Q move#
M Monticelli vs I A Horowitz, 1934 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 54 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A13) 1-0video link
Duda vs So, 2020 
(A13) English, 47 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 0-1 Sac Attack!
Yates vs F Schubert, 1928 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Game66: Three Hundred Chess Games by Siegbert Tarrasch. English
Mackenzie vs Tarrasch, 1885 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Legall's Mate goes extra innings!
Gunsberg vs NN, 1907  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

Blumenfeld Countergambit: Dus-Chotimursky Var (E10) 1-0 Pins!
B Moritz vs Gilg, 1922 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: General (A02) 1-0 Ignore PB
F W Viney vs H Gook, 1926 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 1-0 Sweet Ne4
J Enevoldsen vs Nimzowitsch, 1933 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Tartakower vs S Prokofiev, 1934 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

KGA: Kieseritsky Gambit Rice Gambit (C39) 0-1 Beans & Rice
W P MacBean vs D Fawcett, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Wagner Gambit (A46) 1-0 Battling Bs & Rs
R Grau vs I Pleci, 1930 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

King's Indian, Samisch (E83) 0-1 Middlegame B-R-N #
B G Dudley vs D LaPierre Ballard, 1965 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Anti-English (B90) 0-1 Kside staircase promo
Anand vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Saemisch Attack (B02) 1-0 Lolli's Mate w/obstruct
D Monokroussos vs M Podobnik, 2003
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Opera Mate next in Lincoln, NE
A Laster vs R Gahtan, 1975 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 18 moves, 1-0

KGA. Hanstein Gambit (C38) 0-1 From a distance...!
S W Sedgefield vs C Watson Sr, 1869 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

KID Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 1-0 R traps N on the rim
Euwe vs T van Scheltinga, 1948
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

English vs Anglo-Indian Def. KID Formation Dbl Fianchetto (A15)
Karpov vs Timman, 1981 
(A15) English, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort Opening: vs Modern Defense (A04) 1-0 Bxf7+ declined
Santasiere vs R Byrne, 1946 
(A04) Reti Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 1-0 A Murder Mystery!
Ribli vs K Langeweg, 1978 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E06) 1-0 Single-Double Threat!
Ribli vs I Jelen, 1979 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 29 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Slow Var (C52) 1-0 "Ranken Fail"
W Hodges vs C E Ranken, 1851 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knts Flexible Line (A28) 0-1 Notes Triangle #
R K Delaune vs K Spraggett, 1983 
(A28) English, 25 moves, 0-1

KGD Classical Var (C30) 1-0 Discovered Check w/Capture Bites
Stollar vs A Serebrisky, 1945 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Advance Var (C18) 1-0 offramp's study
Saric vs A Suleymanli, 2019 
(C18) French, Winawer, 71 moves, 1-0

King's English. Troger Defense (A21) 1-0 offramp explains
E Raeva vs E Mladenov, 2012 
(A21) English, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0Arabian Mate
Polgar vs W Moranda, 2010
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 1-0

Lasker - Marshall World Championship Match (1907), USA, rd 7
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Def: Lion. Forcing Line (C41) 0-1 Bxf7+, N invasion
Pilnik vs Najdorf, 1941 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Accepted. Salvio Gambit (C37) 0-1 # w/a passed pawn
Itze vs H Reinle, 1925 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 0-1

Czech Benoni Def (A56) 1-0 Arabian Mate arrangement
Ftacnik vs K Mokry, 1985 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 Blindfold simul, NBQ#
Morphy vs P Dominguez, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51) 0-1 Stockfish notes
J Thompson vs Morphy, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

French Def: 2.Bb5?! Bird Invitation (C00) 1-0 Sally explains
E Spencer vs Menchik, 1930 
(C00) French Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Von Hennig Gambit (B15) 1-0 Boden's Mate next
G Welling vs F Wrobel, 1982 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

"The Bright Side of Chess" by Irving Chernev, published 1948
F Hermann vs H Hussong, 1930 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1

Black underpromotion checkmate from the corner!!
Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 7 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch Var (C03) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Steinitz vs Marshall, 1893 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

French Def: Advance. Main Line (C02) 0-1 Brilliancy
E Formanek vs J Bradford, 1979 
(C02) French, Advance, 34 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese CG (C23) 1-0 So young, calm, coool!
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Advance General (C16) 0-1 King Hunt!
Ljubojevic vs Anand, 1992 
(C16) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Sicilian Invite (A00) 1-0 prowling Bishops!
Nakamura vs D Flores, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

Game 104 of '107 Great Chess Battles' by Alexander Alekhine
Foltys vs P Michel, 1939 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 30 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Saemisch-Indian (A50) 0-1 Intro to pgn4web
D Djakova vs P J Draganova, 2001 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Classical. Modern Def (D78) 0-1 tactical fall
M Voyska vs Chiburdanidze, 1986 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 22 moves, 0-1

QGD. Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange Var (D41) 1-0 Czech Traffic
J Pribyl vs Smejkal, 1972 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Modern. Keres Var (B04) 0-1 U.S. Champions
L Christiansen vs Alburt, 1990 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 46 moves, 0-1

14. 100 Best Games of 20th Century by GM Andrew Soltis
M Lazarevic vs N Gaprindashvili, 1961 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Wormald Attack (C77) 1-0 Video link
E Schiller vs M Arne, 1995  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

French Def: Horwitz Attk. Papa-Ticulat Gambit (C00) 1/2-1/2
V Karasev vs A Poliakov, 2001
(C00) French Defense, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Classical. Tarrasch Var (C14) 0-1Capture, Re-capture, N+
J Dobias vs L Prokes, 1911
(C14) French, Classical, 22 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Steinitz Attack (C00) 1-0 Pile on back rank pin
Steinitz vs C Golmayo, 1883 
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Defense: 3...Qe5+ 4.Be7 (B01) 1-0 Threats
Steinitz vs S Hamel, 1867 
(B01) Scandinavian, 30 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def: Four Pawns Attk. Main Line (A69) 1-0 The Pun Fits!
N Schouten vs R Dieks, 1975 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 25 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Trifunovic Var (C43) 0-1 NxRa1
Browne vs J Acers, 1971 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik, Alatortsev System (D44) 1-0 late 0-0
Flohr vs Stahlberg, 1934 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Cozio Def (C70) 1-0 The N+ fork loses
J Kaiser vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening: General (A00) 0-1 White retreats
F Umanec vs T Fodor Jr, 2012
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5: Anderssen Counterattack 4.d4 e5 (B01) 1-0
Blackburne vs J Jover, 1891 
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Promotion #
F Rhine vs NN, 2019 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Variation (C45) 1-0 storming the castle!
Lasker vs Daniel, 1897 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD. Orthodox Def. Classical Var (D69) 1-0 Two hogs on 7th rank
Keene vs G C Lund, 1962 
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical,, 29 moves, 1-0

KID: Semi-Averbakh System (E73) 0-1
A Wang vs C Yip, 2020 
(E73) King's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Closed Var (B23) 1-0 threatens Q+ & fork R
Rublevsky vs Grigoriants, 2007 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 22 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 0-1Reinfeld puzzle
Hermann vs Lasker, 1900 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 30 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

Dutch Defense: Leningrad Variation (A87) 0-1 26...?
Van der Sterren vs V Malaniuk, 1987 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Fianchetto Variation (A62) · 1-0
Sosonko vs Nunn, 1980
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Goldberg's Qs pin, Double Knight Mate
Rosenbaum vs N Goldberg, 1959 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

QGD: Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Def (D37) 0-1 video link
Martirosyan vs Nakamura, 2020 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 0-1

Nov-15-20 MordimerChess: Double discovered attack video link
Aronian vs Nepomniachtchi, 2020 
(B50) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical (A36) 1-0 Find the finish
Krasenkow vs S Brynell, 1996 
(A36) English, 34 moves, 1-0

London System vs Hippopotamus (A00) 1-0 No Captures in 34 moves
D Robinson vs S Woodrow, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Loewenthal vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def (A48) 1-0 Spearhead +s
W Pietzsch vs Smyslov, 1968 
(A48) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 1-0 Q sac, mating attk
M Rakitskaja vs A Eliseev, 2004 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Def: ML. Mieses Var (B01) 1-0 R battery
K Mueller vs T Cording, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Krause Variation (D02) 1-0 Stockfish, KEG annotates!
Pillsbury vs Marshall, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange Var (D85) 1/2-1/2 Recommended
V S Gujrathi vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2020 
(D85) Grunfeld, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA DBl Fio vs Pachman Sys (A07) 0-1 P on 3rd w/B pair
A Puranik vs S Sjugirov, 2020 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Modern. Main Line (B05) 1-0 R snookers R
Lagno vs M Maeckelbergh, 2006 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 25 moves, 1-0

G21 The New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement by Steph Giddins
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

KGA. Fischer Defense (C34) 0-1 Bouncing Knight bakes the cake
L Josteinsson vs D Van Riper, 1978 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 0-1

Colle Zuk 6.0-0 b6 7.Ne5 vs Tilt (D05) 1-0Skewer removes guard
Denker vs F Rundell, 1934 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Richter-Veresov Attack 5.f3 h6 (A45) 0-1 Remove the Defender
J Lakdawala vs L Christiansen, 1989 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Urusov Gambit (C24) 0-1 Accept, trade down
D Geronimi vs H Filippini, 2007 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 1-0 Corner thy own N?
Spassky vs Short, 1982 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 48 moves, 1-0

Sicil Scheveningen. Classical, Paulsen Var (B85) 1-0 smashing R
Lagno vs A Alexikov, 2003 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit: Declined. Keene Def (C30) 1-0 Mate in 2
K Krantz vs K Dehmelt, 1986 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA. Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (C37) 1-0 Sacs and pins on f-file!
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1854 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

Sic Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Common unpin theme to know
Suetin vs P Travnicek, 1975 
(B50) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Italian Game: Jerome Gambit (C50) 1-0 NN falls again
L White vs NN, 2003 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 32 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Lopez Var (C33) 1-0 Not an Opera Mate, but
K Lepge vs A Saalbach, 1856 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 1-0 Backdoor play
C Janzen vs M Borriss, 1987 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian. Exchange Var (B00) 1-0 Big upset
M Spinosa vs O Kroll, 1978 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen Var (B80) 0-1Passer aides raking Bs#
K Laue vs B Koch, 1942 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 33 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 0-1 Q nabs cornered R
M M Jacobsen vs S Soors, 2015 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C44) 0-1 Pillsbury's Mate w/Q!
C W Vitzthum von Eckstaedt vs O Wuelfing, 1861 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Romanovsky Var (C68) 1-0 He's mad!
C Orbaan vs J H Donner, 1950 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 46 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 0-1 Capture, Capture again!
J Kleinert vs Tukmakov, 2000 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 20 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange Var (C01) 1-0 Long range pieces #
Morphy vs S Smyth, 1859 
(C01) French, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed 8.Be3 0-0 (B26) 1-0 22.? and 31.?
E Gulden vs A Macovei, 2018 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. General (B60) 0-1 blitz flank +
NN vs F Rhine, 2020 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 12 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: General 4.Nf3 Bg4 (A41) 0-1 Unpin fury
G Chappuis vs Suttles, 1964 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 34 moves, 0-1

KID: Normal. King's Knight Var (E60) 0-1 Opposite wing attacks
A Galliamova vs A Kashlinskaya, 2020 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51) 0-1 Q sac attack!
D M Martinez vs Steinitz, 1882 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Center Attack (C84) 1-0 N on the 6th!
K Richter vs V Kahn, 1931 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

P-Q4: Colle-Zukertort vs Stonewall Def (D02) 0-1 Greek gift
H Nowarra vs P Michel, 1938 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 0-1

Game 41 from Chess in the USA 1945-72, Part 1 (Leach)
E Mednis vs Fischer, 1963 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 62 moves, 0-1

Duras Gambit: General (B00) 0-1 Correspondence
B Bascetta vs H Rocca, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Three Knights Opening: Steinitz - Rosenthal Var (C46) 0-1 Pin
H Karlsson vs Geller, 1986 
(C46) Three Knights, 21 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 She was hot
I Morovic Fernandez vs L Christiansen, 1993 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Morphy Gambit (B21) 0-1 R on the 8th
R Griffith / T Ross / F Ruffer vs Capablanca, 1911 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 33 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Modern Var (A56) 0-1 fork threats
T Paunovic vs Wojtkiewicz, 1988 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese Countergambit (C23) 0-1 She gets ar
P Humble vs S Angas, 1850 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

G11 Ludwig Steinkohl: 99 Schönheitspreise aus 150 Schachjahren;
Harmonist vs Paulsen, 1889 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned P General (C18) 1-0Fabulous Zugzw
D Rensch vs T Abrahamyan, 2010 
(C18) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD. Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury (D41) 1-0 Simple Principles
Geller vs Simagin, 1951 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: General (A02) 1-0 En passant triggers beautiful #
Tarrasch vs K Satzinger, 1914 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Damiano. Kholmov Gambit (C42) 0-1 N nails the Rs
Waitzkin vs C Hertan, 1989 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Classical. Original Def (D78) 1-0 Discoveries
Shainswit vs P R Geffe, 1940 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 37 moves, 1-0

33.? in John Emms' Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book Set 2
Lilienthal vs Aronin, 1948 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 39 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer Var (C15) 0-1 Sac Attack!
A Jerez Perez vs A Romero Holmes, 2001 
(C15) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: O'Kelly. Normal System KanLine (B28) 0-1back rank
G Thorhallsson vs J Arnason, 2004
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 0-1 Minors on the 3rd rank!
Salwe vs A Speijer, 1910 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Averbakh Variation (C87) 0-1 by Averbakh
V Shiyanovsky vs Averbakh, 1961
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def. Hanham. Schlechter Var (C41) 0-1 Study the pawns?
A Berelowitsch vs F Bellini, 2006 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 66 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Bird. Paulsen Var (C61) 0-1 0-0 vs 0-0-0
Levenfish vs G Goldberg, 1952
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def Fianchetto (C76) 1/2-
D Rovner vs L Guldin, 1939 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: Tarrasch. Open System ML (C09) 1-0 Smothered # next
Fedorchuk vs Buhmann, 1999 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 26 moves, 1-0

G46 in Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the CMs by Fred Reinfeld
Pilnik vs Najdorf, 1942 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 32 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32) 1-0 KEG notes
E Delmar vs W Napier, 1901 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 1-0 cut & thrust action!
Kupchik vs N Whitaker, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 1-0 Discovered Attk
B Hague vs S Lill, 2018 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw 5.QxQd8+ KxQd8 (B07) 1-0
Spassky vs M Rivas Pastor, 1991 
(B07) Pirc, 26 moves, 1-0

Cochrane gives queen odds and checkmates. Poor NN.
Cochrane vs NN, 1832 
(000) Chess variants, 14 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Pawn Storm Var (A66) 1-0 Qf8# coming next
Spassky vs L Aronson, 1957 
(A66) Benoni, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 136/153 My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower
Tartakower vs P Frydman, 1935 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD: Cambridge Springs Var (D52) 1-0 Overstepped time control
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1928 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

17...? a puzzle in the New York Post
Turov vs A Gaifullin, 2018 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

NID: Classical. Berlin Variation Pirc Var (E39) 0-1Rooks on 2nd
A Turner vs Reshevsky, 1956 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Sicilian Bg7 (A07) 1-0 21.? U R A daisy if U do!
K Georgiev vs F Vareille, 1998 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack (C57) 0-1
V Vorobiev vs Litvinov, 1948 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal d3, c3 (C50) 0-1 Spearhead
E Paehtz vs Grigoriants, 2017
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Mieses Var - NO KIA (C26) 1-0 Heavy piece jig!
V Vorotnikov vs B A Zlotnik, 1978
(C26) Vienna, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Alekhine Var (C68) 0-1 18...?
R Scrivener vs Torre, 1924 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 41 moves, 0-1

QGD. Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Reti vs L Asztalos, 1918 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Paulsen vs Steinitz, 1873 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 0-1

Game #5 from John Nunn's Chess Course
M Walter vs Lasker, 1923 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Game 85 from Soviet Chess Strategy (Suetin)
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1960 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 24 moves, 1-0

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: General (A00) 1-0 hippity hoppity
Lenderman vs I Zenyuk, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Mesmerizing attacking tactics by both players... very enjoyable
Y Wang vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Closed. Fianchetto (B26) 0-1 The ol' Troitzky pos
Znosko-Borovsky vs J A Seitz, 1931 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 96 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: General (B00) 1-0 The B pair set a trap
S Collins vs S Williams, 2004 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Famous pawn march!
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: General (D10) 1-0 Nd8 interference insures promo
Korchnoi vs H Wirthensohn, 2006 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Portuguese Gambit (B01) 1-0 Q sac for B pair#
Lou Yiping vs M Janiszewski, 2018 
(B01) Scandinavian, 45 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Knights Variation. General (A46) 0-1 R from HELL!!
Chiburdanidze vs Goldin, 1989 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicil Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze Var (B36) 0-1
V Ciocaltea vs Parma, 1968 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicil Alapin. Smith-Morra Declined (B22) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Dzindzichashvili vs Y Sakharov, 1957 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 19 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 1-0 Rook X-ray invites Queen
T Gareyev vs Shabalov, 2017 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Novelty
Svidler vs Macieja, 2002 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Mestel Var (A02) 0-1 Correspondence
F Popp vs R Roethgen, 1961
(A02) Bird's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46) 1-0 Minors # w/Q pin
T Roosink vs M Bergkamp, 2004 
(C46) Three Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

Hippopotamus (A00) 0-1 Wild knights for a breakthrough
D Boskovic vs A Rakhmanov, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

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