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Some S-upermen Post WWII Bet Euw
Compiled by fredthebear

This Fredthebear collection grew so large that World Champions Vassily Smyslov and Boris Spassky needed their own separate collection, and rightfully so. A couple of their games are kept in here.

Howard Staunton and Wilhelm Steinitz are over in the t_t players collection. They are joined by hypermodern stars Duncan Suttles and Kevin Spraggett. Some of their games remain in here, but most are over there.

Still yet, the 21st Century guys are playing in the next ballroom over, as the modern player plays rather often compared to the past greats. More recent games remain in here at the bottom.

Otherwise, there are a lot of players whose last names start with the letter "S"! For the record, this is a unisex club. Shirt and shoes required.

The cut-off year is 1950.

Never judge a book by it's cover.

"My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose." ― Bette Davis

"Chess is a sport. The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory." ― Max Euwe

"It is a profound mistake to imagine that the art of combination depends only on natural talent, and that it cannot be learned." ― Richard Reti

"The most powerful weapon in Chess is to have the next move." ― David Bronstein

Here's a link to some fabulous chess brilliancies:

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Here's a poem a dad wrote:


Ten times I charged the grim, foreboding walls

and was pitched into the pit of defeat.

But, heedless of humiliating falls,

I clambered bravely back onto my feet

and charged again, again to be down thrust

onto the scrap heap of people who lose

onto the mound of mortifying dust

whilst my opponent sat without a bruise

upon his pedestal. We changed sides

and fought again, but I was defeated

whilst he with arrogant and haughty strides

took the throne upon which I had been seated.

Ha! Win or lose, it's how you play the game.

But I would like to beat him just the same.

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* Starting Out: French Defense: Game Collection: Starting out : The French

* Gambits against the French Defense:
Game Collection: alapin gambit -alapin diemer gambit + reti gam

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Perpetual check feels like nothing else in a dead lost position.

The Shepherd and the Sea

A shepherd, neighbour to the sea,
Lived with his flock contentedly.
His fortune, though but small,
Was safe within his call.
At last some stranded kegs of gold
Him tempted, and his flock he sold,
Turned merchant, and the ocean's waves
Bore all his treasure – to its caves.
Brought back to keeping sheep once more,
But not chief shepherd, as before,
When sheep were his that grazed the shore,
He who, as Corydon or Thyrsis,
Might once have shone in pastoral verses,
Bedecked with rhyme and metre,
Was nothing now but Peter.
But time and toil redeemed in full
Those harmless creatures rich in wool;
And as the lulling winds, one day,
The vessels wafted with a gentle motion,
"Want you," he cried, "more money, Madam Ocean?
Address yourself to some one else, I pray;
You shall not get it out of me!
I know too well your treachery."

This tale's no fiction, but a fact,
Which, by experience backed,
Proves that a single penny,
At present held, and certain,
Is worth five times as many,
Of Hope's, beyond the curtain;
That one should be content with his condition,
And shut his ears to counsels of ambition,
More faithless than the wreck-strown sea, and which Does thousands beggar where it makes one rich, – Inspires the hope of wealth, in glorious forms,
And blasts the same with piracy and storms.

poem by B.H. Wood which appeared in the following issue of the Chess Amateur: December 1929 (page 56)

The Chess Cafe I

Here is the life of Chess! – What's master play But its post-mortem? Scattered far and near
Are business men at leisure, youths and grey
Ancients, immersed in mental rivalry.
How happily I'm come, for here, to me,
All life is peace; my roll and coffee seem
Food of the gods; the games I play and see
Lit with the hazy luminance of a dream.
Though champions still make a toil of chess, We revel in unsound contentedness.

67H Bost on brat killit Z poisodious

KID Averbakh. Benoni Def Advance (E75) 1-0 Boden's Mate threat
Stahlberg vs A Matanovic, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 41 moves, 1-0

Polish, Zukertort System (A04) 1-0 Battery on long diagonal
Santasiere vs R Draxl, 1960 
(A04) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Sweet decoy sacrifice
Sokolsky vs G Krupsky, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Normal Var (E70) 0-1 Long range attack
O Moiseev vs Simagin, 1951 
(E70) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer (B39) 0-1
V Byvshev vs Simagin, 1952 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 69 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0 A Masterpiece
Simagin vs Petrosian, 1956 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 0-1 A hidden gem!
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Brilliancy prize
Simagin vs Stein, 1961 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Kecskemet Var (C75) 1-0A bit like a Greek Gift
L Schmid vs K Gumprich, 1950 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 30 moves, 1-0

Old Benoni. Schmid Var (A43) 0-1 Bishop to the 3rd rank!
C Hayes vs L Schmid, 1954 
(A43) Old Benoni, 27 moves, 0-1

Lothar Maximilian Lorenz Schmid (1929-)
G Gibbs vs L Schmid, 1968 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Checks trap Black Q
W Schmidt vs C Maalouf, 1961 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0 Shrewd sacs
L Hazai vs W Schmidt, 1975 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 1-0

KID 4 Pawns, Dynamic Attack (E76) 1-0His name erased from books
B Soos vs Geller, 1962 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Stunning Q sacrifice for 3 minor pieces.
Szabo vs K Honfi, 1950 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Stunning decoy sacrifice
Szabo vs I Polgar, 1969 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish,Marshall Attack. Steiner Var (C89) 0-1 Exposed royalty
C van den Berg vs Szabo, 1958 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 24 moves, 0-1

French Winawer Petrosian Var (C16) 0-1R decoy sac, Discovered+
Velimirovic vs Szabo, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 0-1

100 best games of 20th century by Andrew Soltis
G Stoltz vs H Steiner, 1952 
(A21) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 67: "Leonid Stein - Master of Attack" by GM Raymond Keene.
E Poltoranov vs Stein, 1955 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 25 moves, 0-1

KID Accelerated Averbakh Var (E70) 0-1 Not in Keene's book
E Zagoryansky vs Stein, 1956 
(E70) King's Indian, 50 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B65) 1-0 Aggressive center
Stein vs V Osnos, 1959 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 24 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Dbl Fio (A07) 1-0 White Q sac & connected rooks
Stein vs Sokolsky, 1960 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 1-0 Surprise B sac opens chain
Stein vs Petrosian, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian c5, d5, e5 (A08) 1-0 W counter offers
Stein vs L Zinn, 1961 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Modern (B42) 1-0 About to discover check
Stein vs Portisch, 1962 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

KID Normal Variation (E70) 0-1 A real cliff-hanger
Gligoric vs Stein, 1962 
(E70) King's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Sicilian 4.Qc2?! (B50) 0-1 Bronstein's creativity fizzles
Bronstein vs Stein, 1965 
(B50) Sicilian, 56 moves, 0-1

"Leonid Stein - Master of Attack" by GM Raymond Keene.
Stein vs S Schweber, 1966 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 46 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Delayed Alapin/KIA (B50) 1/2-1/2 Mutual overlook
J Emma vs Stein, 1966 
(B50) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA: Smyslov Var/Delayed Polish (A05) 1-0 Pin to win!
Stein vs L Barczay, 1967 
(A05) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 50: Leonid Stein - Master of Attack
Stein vs Smyslov, 1972 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Declined (C44) 1-0 JHB # pattern
O Sarapu vs Z Frankel, 1962 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Smyslov Main Line (B17) 1-0 Rxg7 sets the fire
Shamkovich vs Kholmov, 1961 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def: Adler Var (A52) 1-0 Open g-file heavy artillery
G Sigurjonsson vs A S Segal, 1968 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

How not to play 1.b3; nice Dovetail Mate
J Bellon Lopez vs Smejkal, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening Symmetrical Defense (A05) 1-0 2 Hogs on the 7th
Smyslov vs Stahlberg, 1956 
(A05) Reti Opening, 78 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Wade-Smyslov Var (E11) 0-1 Lost pawn plus
K Spraggett vs Smyslov, 1985 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 14 moves, 0-1

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System ML(D29) 0-1Castled OUT of it
Spassky vs Suetin, 1963 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer (B39) 0-1
Spassky vs Savon, 1973 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 62 moves, 0-1

Crossfire and Ng5 positioned to bust up Black's fianchetto
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 1-0Masterpiece! See Nunn's book
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1985 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Byrne Var (B07) 1-0 Ending: B&N beat R
Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Attack (C43) 1-0 In control
Suetin vs J Bademian Orchanian, 1954 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake (A10) 0-1 Keep the pieces coming
I Zilber vs Suetin, 1957 
(A10) English, 17 moves, 0-1

P. 154, King's Indian ATTACK by J. Emms
Fedorov vs Suetin, 1992
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Q Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 0-1 Remove the Guard, promo
I Birbrager vs Suetin, 1964 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B98) 0-1 Who arrives first? The Q sac does!
Jansa vs Smejkal, 1969 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1

KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 N sac for connected passers
Smejkal vs Petrosian, 1981 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0Unusual Smothered Mate
Sveshnikov vs I Ivanov, 1976 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Zukertort/Rubinstein Opening (D05) 0-1 Stunning interference
M Shereshevsky vs Kupreichik, 1976 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto (B24) 0-1 Black tears up Qside
Spassky vs Sax, 1989
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Adorjan Defense (A10) 0-1 Forking N+ next
Kholmov vs Sax, 1976 
(A10) English, 19 moves, 0-1

Game 4, p. 30 in the book Power Mates by Bruce Pandolfini.
M Stean vs Sax, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 21 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 Exchange sac attk
Sax vs Ehlvest, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Paulsen Var(C25) 1-0Castle, attack opposite wings
A Soltis vs Romanishin, 1989 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Slam ahead to the King!
Smagin vs S Salov, 1984 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian Advance 3.e5 (B00) 1-0 Bold Q sac
Smagin vs D Sahovic, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn Game: Levitsky Attack (D00) 1/2-1/2 One open file
Miles vs Smagin, 1995
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B22) 1-0 3 pieces for Q, control cnter
Smagin vs S Semkov, 1988
(B40) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1 3 decoy sacs
R Lau vs Smagin, 1990 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

45.Bc5! Zugzwang!
K Spraggett vs G Glen, 1975 
(C02) French, Advance, 45 moves, 1-0

Stean wins the Brilliancy prize by crushing Browne
M Stean vs Browne, 1974 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Early sac Nd5 in the Sicilian Chameleon leads to Q trap.
Smirin vs Gelfand, 1987 
(B20) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 8...f6 9.Nc7+
Smirin vs Y Afek, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening: Keene Defense (A00) 1-0, 27 moves; smothered #
S Sloan vs Gina Sanchez, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Amazing king hunt by 10 year old Short
S J Hooker vs Short, 1975 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 0-1

Pirc, Kholmov System (B07) 1-0 Bold queen sacrifice on move 7!
Short vs R J Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 0-1 Rob the pin, form batteries
Hodgson vs Short, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Up the exhange; better EG
I Pogrebissky vs Simagin, 1950 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

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

Tarrasch Def. Swedish, Central Break (D33) 0-1 Black 39...?
T van Scheltinga vs Stahlberg, 1950 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer (B62) 0-1 No Lolli pop
J Szily vs G Szilagyi, 1950 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 28 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware Def (C51) 1-0 Nxf7+ sac, discovery+
H Seidman vs A Mengarini, 1951
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Meran Variation (D47) 0-1 Q Decoy Sacrifice
Tolush vs Simagin, 1952 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Spearhead, Skewer+, Q nabs Q!!
Szabo vs Bronstein, 1953 
(A53) Old Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Maroczy-Wallis (C18) 1-0 Side Philidor's Legacy
Saemisch vs O Menzinger, 1953 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 75 in Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch, re-issue edition
Szabo vs Spassky, 1953 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

Closed Sicilian Nge2, Bg2 vs Bg7, Nge7 (B25) Overworked Bishop
C Pilnick vs H Seidman, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

KID, Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Q fork fails Fischer
Santasiere vs Fischer, 1957 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Simagin's Improved (D86) 0-1 N&B sacs!
Spassky vs Suetin, 1958 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 53 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Schneider vs Schmidts, 1958 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Tartakower Gambit (A00) 1-0 Fascinating Finish
Sokolsky vs Strugatsch, 1958 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Center Attack (C84) 1-0 Bxf7+
O Sarapu vs B Marsick, 1960 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance Var (C19) 1-0 Closed central breakthru
Suetin vs Bagirov, 1961 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 47 moves, 1-0

Stein had a plus score against Tal and Spassky!!
Stein vs Tal, 1961 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed 6.Be3 (B25) 0-1 White knight gets trapped
C Maalouf vs W Schmidt, 1961 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Bg7 Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 P on 6th restricts
Suetin vs Polugaevsky, 1963 
(B06) Robatsch, 54 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical. General (B83) 0-1
Suetin vs Spassky, 1963 
(B83) Sicilian, 58 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def (D32) 1-0 Open e-file, nifty ending
Sliwa vs H Fronczek, 1963
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 67 moves, 1-0

Game 156 in 'Soviet Chess 1917-1991' by Andrew Soltis
Polugaevsky vs Stein, 1965 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

CHESS: 5334 Problems, Combinations and Games as #4670 on p. 868
Stein vs V Liberzon, 1965 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov. Tiviakov-Fischer Attk (B17) 1-0 Rs entry
Stein vs Vasiukov, 1965 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 20 in Leonid Stein - Master of Attack by GM Raymond Keene
A Khasin vs Stein, 1965 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 0-1

White to move, (23. '?'). [Thursday; September 17th, 2009.]
Stein vs V Lepeshkin, 1965 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch. Panno (E84) 0-1 Deflect her from the diagonal
G Ustinov vs Stein, 1965 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 30 moves, 0-1

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

G37 in Modern Chess Brilliancies by Larry Evans. Algebraic ed.
A Pomar Salamanca vs M Johansson Sr, 1966 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 27 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System ML (C09) 0-1 f6 & f3?
Stein vs Spassky, 1967 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 37 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92) 1-0 R shot!
Shamkovich vs I Ryc, 1968 
(E92) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

16 d4xe5!, 17 e5xf6!, 18 Bc3-e5! one zwischenzug after another
Stein vs Golombek, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Classical (C18) 1-0 Possible Opera House combo
Suetin vs J H Donner, 1968 
(C18) French, Winawer, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Var (D47) 0-1 22...? "Szabotage"
Szabo vs G Sigurjonsson, 1968 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

K's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Polka finish!
W Schmidt vs J Lewi, 1968 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Krejcik Gambit (A80) 0-1 Minors infiltrate
M Callinan vs A Saidy, 1968 
(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Modern Bc4 (B35) 1-0 Discovered Attack on Q
Stein vs Kupreichik, 1969
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Famous, w/interesting sacs
Stein vs Furman, 1969 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 44 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 Double Rs Sac
Speelman vs J T Fletcher, 1969 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Attack (C43) 0-1 Combo!
Huebner vs A S Segal, 1969 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Traxler Countrattk B Sac line (C57) 0-1 12...?
Sils vs L Schmid, 1971 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Anglo-Grünfeld Var (A16) 1-0 Discvr+
Savon vs C G Poch, 1971
(A16) English, 19 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Adler Var (A52) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Schiller
Lombardy vs E Schiller, 1971  
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hungarian Opening / KIA vs NY System (A00) 1-0 Kill box
Suttles vs A Saidy, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Pawn chain and two bishops dominate two rooks.
A Pomar Salamanca vs Smejkal, 1972 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 35 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 0-1 Stacked & Racked
Tukmakov vs M Stean, 1972 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

"Music and Shashin were Always the Fashion"
A Shashin vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 184 in Soviet Chess 1917-1991 by Andrew Soltis
Sveshnikov vs Stein, 1973 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B47) · 0-1
Sveshnikov vs Suetin, 1974
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 1-0 The situation got hairy
A Saidy vs K Commons, 1974 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 1-0

150A vs Modern Def (B06) 1-0 N exposes overworked pawn
Sveshnikov vs Gulko, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin Var (B57)0-1 29...?
P Poutiainen vs Szabo, 1975 
(B57) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def. 4 Pawns Attack. ML (A69) 1-0 Fightin' chess indeed!
Szabo vs Timman, 1975 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 34 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

King's Indian Attack: Yugoslav Var (A07) 0-1
C Brasket vs Shamkovich, 1976 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

White Dbl Fio vs Black...d5, Bg4 (A06) 1-0 Bishop pair pins
W Schmidt vs N Spiridonov, 1976
(A06) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Spielmann (C13) 1-0Deflections
Sax vs J H Donner, 1976 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Game 245 in Chess Informant Best Games 201-300
Sax vs Sveshnikov, 1977 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

$English Opening: Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A13) 1-0Brilliant
L Spassov vs P Popov, 1977 
(A13) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: General(A00) 1/2-Castle by hand - fianchetto
Sveshnikov vs Alburt, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sveshnikov spurs a new opening that is played by GM's today.
Geller vs Sveshnikov, 1978 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Var (B02) 1-0
Sveshnikov vs Shamkovich, 1978
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Dbl B sac, Q piles on pin
Shamkovich vs A Anguiano, 1978 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Leningrad Bird (A02) 0-1 Morphy's Q sac material+
J E Littlewood vs Short, 1978 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 0-1 Q suckers Q
A J Mestel vs Suba, 1978 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 0-1 How to stop a minority attack
J Tisdall vs Sveshnikov, 1978 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

French Def 3...b6 vs. Advance (C02) 0-1 Yaz pulled the rug out
K Mokry vs Seirawan, 1978 
(C02) French, Advance, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 23 in Understanding Chess: Move By Move by John Nunn
M Stean vs Sax, 1978 
(B33) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Q invasion has help coming
R J Sutton vs O Sarapu, 1978
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

"Winning Chess Strategies" by Yasser Seirawan; Botvinnik System
Seirawan vs M Vukic, 1979 
(A16) English, 30 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. Hedgehog (A17) 1-0 Castled into it
Seirawan vs M Wiedenkeller, 1979 
(A17) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange (D85) 0-1 Control the center
Fedorowicz vs Shamkovich, 1980 
(D85) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 14: The Art of Logical Thinking by Neil McDonald
V Kovacevic vs Seirawan, 1980 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Classical (E98) 0-1"Kaplooey!" W can't hold booty
Miles vs Sax, 1980 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 6 in Chess Duels by Yasser Seirawan
Seirawan vs Tal, 1980 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 57 moves, 1-0

NID Huebner Main Line (E41) 0-1 Active rooks penetrate
Gligoric vs Seirawan, 1980 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 62 moves, 0-1

Seirawan's book Winning Chess Tactics, p. 67
Hort vs Seirawan, 1981 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

King's English. Troger Defense (A21) 0-1 Dramatic!
Seirawan vs Suttles, 1981 
(A21) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Seirawn wrote of this game in Winning Chess Brilliancies
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Winning Chess Brilliancies by Seirawan - Game 5
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 180 in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Larsen vs Suba, 1982 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Classical (B56) 1-0 Smothered N+ on 6th nets Black Q
E Szalanczy vs A Wallner, 1982 
(B56) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Closed. Chameleon Ne2xd4 (B23) 1-0 White Q accepts
O Sarapu vs K W Lynn, 1982
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 178 in The Guinness Book of Chess GMs by William Hartston
Kasparov vs Spassky, 1983 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. ML (B89) 1-0 Smashin' Sac Attack
A Sokolov vs Salov, 1983 
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 5...Be6 6.Bd3(C42) 1-0Pin
K Shirazi vs G Lane, 1983 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Leningrad Bird (A02) 0-1 W is missing his teeth!
R Diabi vs Short, 1983
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Three Knights (A34) 1-0 Tempting
Seirawan vs A Kuligowski, 1983 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B44) 0-1 White's Kside catches fire
E Grant vs Salov, 1983 
(B44) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

5-move howler; Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20) 0-1
K Shirazi vs J Peters, 1984 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

C-K Def: Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern Var (B10) 1-0 Charge!
Short vs A Dunnington, 1984 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 19 in Dynamic Chess Strategy by Mihai Suba
Suba vs Sax, 1984 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 26.?
V Ruehrig vs G Stertenbrink, 1984 
(B27) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

British Ch., Edinburgh, 1985. Speelman won the tournament.
Chandler vs Speelman, 1985 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Vitolinsh Var (E11) 0-1 Greek gift fails
Quinteros vs Seirawan, 1985 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf ML (B99) 0-1 N outpost-->fork, Q sac, B pin
J Saksis vs Shirov, 1985 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 37 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack (B03) 0-1 Stunning combo!
J Vetemaa vs Shabalov, 1986 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 1-0 Greek gift, challenging mate
K Shirazi vs A Lein, 1986 
(C15) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack (D00) 1-0 Bxh6 sac lets in Q, N, Rs.
Shirov vs Sakaev, 1986 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

150A f3, g4 vs Modern Dbl Elongated Fio (B06) 1-0 Nxe6+ sac
Short vs Kavalek, 1986 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Var (D46) 1-0 Bxh6 triggers Kside attack
Smagin vs N Monin, 1986 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Yasser combo ends game
Seirawan vs B M Kogan, 1986 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

150A f3, g4 Pirc Def Qh5 (B06) 1-0 Black is better but blunders
Short vs E Torre, 1987
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

White comes in the backdoor, the Black king exits side window
Kasparov vs Short, 1987 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 0-1

sicilijanka koju želim igrati
Short vs Kasparov, 1987 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 45 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Lasker Variation (D18) 0-1 Improvements?
Shirov vs Shabalov, 1987 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A56) 1-0 U20
Shirov vs Smirin, 1987 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 72 moves, 1-0

Game 34 in Steve Giddins' 50 Essential Chess Lessons
Hodgson vs Short, 1987 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 62 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1 From Kside to Qside
K Hulak vs Short, 1987 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Discovery+ Boomerang
A Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1988 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 43 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Symmetrical (A01) 1-0 More pawns matter
Sadler vs Kudrin, 1988 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

"Joy is the serious business of Heaven." -- CS Lewis
R Stone vs Sherzer, 1988 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack (D37) 1-0 g4 spike, increasingly bizarre
Speelman vs Short, 1988 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Black's f-pawn stays on its starting square for 171 moves
Seirawan vs J Xu, 1988 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 191 moves, 1/2-1/2

The theoretically most important game of the first half of 1988
Sax vs Seirawan, 1988 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Defense: Classical. Stonewall Var (A94) 1-0 Q vs R ending
Salov vs Short, 1989 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 98 moves, 1-0

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 0-1 31...?
Sax vs Salov, 1989 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Page 107: Excelling at Technical Chess by Jacob Aagaard
Huebner vs Salov, 1989 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Archangelsk (C78) 0-1 Best R wins
G Astrom vs Shirov, 1989 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 0-1

See the finish: Skewer+ removes K as defender for 2nd skewer+
Short vs Vaganian, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 51 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attk (B12) 1-0 Activate a pesky N
Short vs Seirawan, 1989 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. Icelandic-Palme G. (B01)0-1 All3 heavy pieces
A Sokolov vs Speelman, 1988 
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Creepy Crawly Formation: Classical Def(A00) 0-1Bad N vs Good N
M Basman vs Speelman, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Krause Variation 3.dxc5 (D02) 0-1 Bishop HOT Sauce
Ftacnik vs Seirawan, 1990 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Odd Modern Stonewall Dutch Bd6 (A90) 0-1 Breakthru on f2
Gelfand vs Short, 1990 
(A84) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian McDonnell Attack. Tal Gambit (B21) 1-0 Centralized N
Short vs Kasparov, 1990 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 52 moves, 1-0

A brilliant attacking game by Shirov in the Muzio Gambit!
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

KID Fianchetto. Panno Var(E63) 0-1 Sac those Rooks!!
Lautier vs Shirov, 1990 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 24: Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov
Shirov vs Piket, 1990 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Kangaroo Def.Keres Def. Transpositional (E00) 1-0 P sac attk
Shirov vs D King, 1990 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov, Game 19
Shirov vs A Hauchard, 1990 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Nice Penetration
Short vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Watson's Mastering the Chess Openings I, Ch. 3, p. 54 P Chains
Short vs Seirawan, 1990
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 60 moves, 1-0

Pirc vs 150A w/Bh6 Bh8. Sveshnikov-Jansa (B07) 1-0 cross pin
Short vs M Gurevich, 1990 
(B07) Pirc, 62 moves, 1-0

IM Jeremy Silman's "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 219-220
J Silman vs D Shapiro, 1990 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 35 moves, 1-0

G23 in Chess Duels: My Games w/World Champs by Yasser Seirawan
Seirawan vs Spassky, 1990 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

G26: Chess Duels: My Games w/the World Champions by Y. Seirawan
Seirawan vs Spassky, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense Bg7, Nh6 (B06) 1/2- Q kept perpetual threat & +
I Stohl vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attack Bishop Hunt (B12) 1-0 Action
Timman vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Var (E12) 1-0 Brilliance
Seirawan vs Timman, 1990 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 1-0 Heavy piece ending halted by skewer+
O Sarapu vs A F Ker, 1990 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 0-1English giants fall on fork
Adams vs Short, 1991 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical (C48) 1-0 Look deeply
Short vs Adams, 1991 
(C48) Four Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

London System BxBf4 exBf4 (D02) 1-0 Qside assault w/N & Heavies
R Storm vs Blatny, 1991 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed f4-Nf3-Bc4 (B23) 1-0 Video link
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Short's passed pawns are tall indeed!
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 61 moves, 1-0

Now this is a game! Psycho attack! Steely defense!
Lautier vs Seirawan, 1991 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 57 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Delayed Exchange (C85) 1-0 tactics 23.?
Shabalov vs R Elseth, 1991 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 27 moves, 1-0

Shirov uses the Wilkes-Barre (Traxler) ... and DEVASTATES!!!
I Efimov vs Shirov, 1991 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

QGD: Baltic Def. Pseudo-Slav QxQb3 (D02) 1-0 hungary Ps, N hole
Shirov vs Svidler, 1991 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight Var (A16) 0-1 26...?
Aarland vs Shirov, 1991 
(A16) English, 26 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Passer
Short vs Speelman, 1991 
(C49) Four Knights, 47 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Unique Q trap
J Hart vs J Silman, 1991 
(B32) Sicilian, 15 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Modern Def 4...Qh4 5.Nc3 (C45) 1-0 Bxf7+
Smagin vs D Sermek, 1991 
(C45) Scotch Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl ++
Sveshnikov vs R Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch. Panno (E83) 1-0 h-file spearhead / N snare
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 54 moves, 1-0

Game 50 in Chess Duels by GM Yasser Seirawan
Karpov vs Seirawan, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 82 moves, 0-1

KG Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0 Coordinate the heavy pieces
Spassky vs J J Martinez, 1991 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Capture-Recapture, then?
T Shaked vs J Heger, 1992 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Game 36 in Fire on Board: Shirov's Best Games by Alexey Shirov
Shirov vs T Thorhallsson, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short (B12) 0-1 Twenty something combo
Short vs Seirawan, 1992 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

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

Sic Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 0-1 Pinned B cannot protect Q
Polgar vs Suba, 1993 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 45 moves, 0-1

French Def: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Castled K wins
Shabalov vs Smyslov, 1993 
(C10) French, 29 moves, 1-0

Shirov crushes the Four Pawns Attack with Greco mate threat
J Elbilia vs Shirov, 1993 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Linares Var (D20) 1-0 R&N Sacs
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1993 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Pin win
Shirov vs Bareev, 1993 
(B32) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

NID. Romanishin Var (E20) 0-1 B+ sac gains edge
Plaskett vs Speelman, 1993 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 25 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. P Return Var (A57) 1-0 Greco Mate in 2
Suba vs O Peters, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Def: Kramer Var(E70) 1-0 Sac another and another
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07) 1-0 Very clever!
Speelman vs Azmaiparashvili, 1994 
(B07) Pirc, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 56 in Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov
Shirov vs Benjamin, 1994 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

QGDBaltic Defense Pseudo-Slav (D02) 0-1 En prise rook is immune
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 1-0 Nf6 Block
Shabalov vs A Ivanov, 1994 
(C22) Center Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 53 in Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov
A Sokolov vs Shirov, 1994 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 0-1

Speelman's foreword to Shirov's 1997 book Fire on Board
B Lalic vs Shirov, 1994 
(A21) English, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

French, King's Indian Attack (C00) 1-0 Pinned to mating square
Shirov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Exchange sac for a pin
Short vs Malisauskas, 1994 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

London System vs NY System/Baltic Def (D02) K hunt for Q trap
Speelman vs M Stangl, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attk (B81) 1-0 Q&N sacs for Hook #
K Spraggett vs Suba, 1994 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def Bd6 Stonewall. Modern (A90) 1-0 Active Kside battle
A Stefanova vs G Strutinskaia, 1994 
(A90) Dutch, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 637 in Chess Informant Best Games 601-700
Salov vs Shirov, 1995 
(A21) English, 33 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 1-0 Kside pawn roller
Shabalov vs I Shliperman, 1995 
(C22) Center Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Worrall Attack Castling line (C86) 1-0Blow out
Short vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Delayed Alapin (B40) 1-0 Rook & Pawns promotion race
Svidler vs Taimanov, 1995 
(B40) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Open. M.L. (C80) 0-1 Kside double exchange sac
Z Almasi vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

G102 in The Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time by John Emms
Illescas Cordoba vs Sadler, 1995 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin 2...d5 3.exd6 Nf6 4.Bb5+ (B22) 1-0 21.?
Smagin vs Sveshnikov, 1995 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 29 moves, 1-0

Sic ScheveningenPerenyi Gambit (B90) 1/2-1/2 Why not take Knt?
Shirov vs Polgar, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical(B84) 1-0Brave Ns, Connected Ps
Shirov vs Polgar, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 1-0 Bxg6 sac is coming
Short vs P Cramling, 1996 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 24 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Variation (A67) 1-0 Pins
I Sokolov vs Topalov, 1996 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 1-0 N fork
K Sorri vs T Sammalvuo, 1996
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 19 moves, 0-1

IQP/Sturua won Best Game Prize at the Olympiad for this game.
Z Sturua vs R Kutirov, 1996 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 217 in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Short vs Karpov, 1997 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 0-1Peculiar N retreats
Short vs Shirov, 1997 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 0-1

Delayed Alapin vs Sicilian-French (B40) 1-0Early Nxf7
T Shaked vs J Hellsten, 1997
(B40) Sicilian, 67 moves, 1-0

Koningswandeling van Nigel Short
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton G. (A83) 1-0 Simple yet effective, intermezzo+
A Stefanova vs R Tozer, 1997 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 0-1 Extra piece
Timman vs I Sokolov, 1997 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 29 moves, 0-1

KID Six Pawns Attack (E77) 1-0 Weakened dark squares
Seirawan vs Ivanchuk, 1997 
(E77) King's Indian, 22 moves, 1-0

150A Pirc Dbl Fio Ng4 (B06) 1-0 Up the exchange & a pawn
Short vs Beliavsky, 1997 
(B07) Pirc, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 559: Best game AND best novelty in Informant #71
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

CHESS LIFE Nov. 1997 analyzed by GM Leonid Shamkovich
Svidler vs Dreev, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening / KIA (A00) 0-1Clearance Sac into Lawnmower #
Velimirovic vs S Skembris, 1997 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Vienna G. Hamppe Allgaier G. (C25) 1-0 Remove & Clear
Shulman vs D Marciano, 1997 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: French Var (B40) 1-0 Recognize Back Rank Threats
Sadvakasov vs S Mirovshchikov, 1997
(B40) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Fort Knox (C10) 1-0 Deluxe Philidor's Legacy
Smirin vs F Ribeiro, 1997 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr ML 8.Nd5 Mieses Var (B01) 1-0 Rxg7!
Shirov vs Salov, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Center Counter (B01) 1-0 Simple white development to pawn race
Short vs Salov, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 63 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 R&P sacs for passer
Shirov vs Short, 1997 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Stunning EG Bishop sacrifice by Shirov allows K penetration
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Var (B02) 0-1 Shaky
Sveshnikov vs E Solozhenkin, 1998
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

QGA. Classical Def. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 Maintained initiative
S Shipov vs Miles, 1998 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Declined. ML (A57) 1-0 Knights delight!
A Shariyazdanov vs B Zueger, 1998 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

An Olympic brilliancy by Sadler - pity he retired
D Zagorskis vs Sadler, 1998 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 28 in The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess by John Emms
Svidler vs Anand, 1999 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 6 in Starting Out: The King's Indian by Joe Gallagher
I Sokolov vs Shirov, 1999 
(E97) King's Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 1/2-Which P do u want?
Short vs Shirov, 1999 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID Normal. Bernstein Def (E58) 1-0 Triple on the open g-file
I Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1999 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30)1-0 N sac creates pin
Sadvakasov vs Kasimdzhanov, 1999 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 1-0 Remove the Guard
S Savchenko vs Savon, 1999 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 8: Understanding Chess: Move By Move - John Nunn
Shirov vs D Reinderman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack (B12) 1-0 Exposed K
Shirov vs Karpov, 1999 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

QGD. Baltic Def BxNb1 (D02) 1-0 Cover the points of entry
Shulman vs R Chytilek, 1999
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn 2.Bf4 c5: Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 1/2- Qs come off
A Stefanova vs A Skripchenko, 2000 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit Accepted?! (C50) 1-0
Franz Schett vs B Schoerghuber, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 1-0

QGD. Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0 Q+ lands en prise
Shirov vs Huebner, 1992 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 B-Q Spearhead
Suba vs Smyslov, 1982 
(A28) English, 56 moves, 0-1

Sherzer vs O Schulte, 1991 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 0-1

Stein vs Spassky, 1961 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs Short, 1996 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Serper vs I Sokolov, 1996 
(A20) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Shabalov vs Smirin, 1992 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 78 moves, 1-0

N Rashkovsky vs Suetin, 1974 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 36 moves, 0-1

C16 1-0 29 The Immortal Swedish Correspondence Game
A Sundin vs Erik Andersson, 1964 
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

I Sokolov vs Shabalov, 1988
(A20) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Sax vs Seirawan, 1983
(C16) French, Winawer, 57 moves, 1-0

Short vs Salov, 1989
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Simagin, 1951
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 1-0

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

French Def: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Smyslov vs Stahlberg, 1953 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Smyslov Defense (C93) 0-1
L Schmid vs Smyslov, 1969 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Modern Variation. Main Line (B05) · 1-0
Smyslov vs W Schmidt, 1980
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 38 moves, 1-0

KID: Fianchetto. Panno Var (E63) 1-0
Smejkal vs E Haag, 1972
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch. Normal Defense (E81) 0-1
Gheorghiu vs Sax, 1975 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 32 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 0-1
B Ivanovic vs Smejkal, 1977 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 55 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84) 1-0 31.?
Stein vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 47 moves, 1-0

KID: Fianchetto. Panno Variation Blockade Line (E63) 1-0
A Saidy vs A Savage, 1972
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 0-1 zugzwang
G Szilagyi vs Suetin, 1970 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 55 moves, 0-1

KID: Accelerated Averbakh Var (E70) 1-0 tripled pawns, 25.?
Szabo vs Stahlberg, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Speelman, 1989 
(A81) Dutch, 47 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Chigorin Def Panov System (C9
Simagin vs F Smrcka, 1965 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 61 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attk. Fianchetto Gambit (B13) 1-0Crossfire
Szabo vs J Kostro, 1971
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Breyer Variation. Stein Attack (B10) 1-0 26.?
Stein vs E Haag, 1969 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 29 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: English (A00) 1-0 Central P roller w/Q sac
Suetin vs K Zvorykina, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. General (B70) 1-0 27.?
Short vs W N Watson, 1986 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Move Order (D31) 1-0 35.?
A Saidy vs C Brasket, 1972 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Three Knights Var (D90) 1-0 OCB ending
Smyslov vs Stein, 1969 
(D90) Grunfeld, 51 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C92) 1-0
Stein vs V Tarasov, 1961 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. KID Formation (A15) 0-1 up a piece
A Feldman vs Savon, 1959 
(A15) English, 15 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Stanley. Meitner-Mieses Gambit (C23) 0-1 Exposed K
Fidelity vs K Shirazi, 1986 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian Defense: Spassky System (E14) 1-0 Cornered
Simagin vs B Goldenov, 1952
(E14) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Var (B67) 1-0 blitz; 30.?
Svidler vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Modern Var (B60) 0-1 47...?
Timman vs Salov, 1991 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 50 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Lasker's NY System (A07) Qs & Ps ending, outside passer
J Flesch vs N Spiridonov, 1964 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. General (E91) 1-0 Remove the Guard, Royal Fork+
Shirov vs C Hoi, 1991 
(E91) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. General (B60) 0-1
P Sinprayoon vs K Spraggett, 1986
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 38 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def: Two Knts Var (A54) 1-0 Pin, Remove the Guard
L Schmid vs Westerinen, 1968 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 17 moves, 1-0

Speelman vs Seirawan, 1988 
(A17) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Salov vs Seirawan, 1989 
(A14) English, 54 moves, 0-1

M Saltaev vs S Sudnikova, 1994
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 61 moves, 1-0

Smirin vs Shirov, 1988 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 0-1 Skewer+ then QxQ
Miles vs Suba, 1984 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Suba vs A Sznapik, 1982 
(A16) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Suba vs H Schussler, 1983 
(A10) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Suba vs A Sznapik, 1987 
(E97) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 35 in 'Dynamic Chess Strategy' by Mihai Suba
W Schubert vs Suba, 1986 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Boleslavsky Var (B59) 0-1 Promotion next
K Muchnik vs Shamkovich, 1961 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 55 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def: Taimanov Var (A67) 1-0 Greek gift, find the finish
Seirawan vs Comet, 1996 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Ns Def. Traxler Cntrattk N sac line (C57) 0-1
Babitsky vs G Sapundjiev, 1964
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

King's English. Two Knights' Smyslov System (A22) 1/2-1/2
Stein vs Smyslov, 1971 
(A22) English, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Jon Speelman's book Best Chess Games 1970-80
M Stean vs E Ungureanu, 1976 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

QGD: Anti-Tartakower. Petrosian Variation (D55) 1/2-1/2
I Sokolov vs Van der Sterren, 1994
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Def (B12) 1-0 21.?
Shabalov vs K Arkell, 1991 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: King Pawn lines (A65) 0-1 absolute pin
Krasenkow vs Shabalov, 1987 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 34 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Averbakh Var (C87) 1-0
Shamkovich vs Spassky, 1961 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 62 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical. Main lines (B18) 1-0 27.?
L Semenova vs M Muresan, 1983 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

KID: Smyslov Var (E61) 0-1 Defender Deflection for Support Mate
O Danchevski vs V Spasov, 1998 
(E61) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: General (C21) 1-0 Kelly's Heroes in San Franciso
S Rubin vs D C Sutherland, 1961 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Def (D46) 1-0 Stockfish; 20.?
Szabo vs A Bisguier, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn 7.Qg4 0-0 (C18) 1-0 Reduced Kside
Sax vs Dolmatov, 1989
(C18) French, Winawer, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Exchange. King's Bishop Var (C68) 1-0 25.?
H Schussler vs Y Rantanen, 1977 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Four Knights (A35) 0-1 28...?
Panno vs H Bravo Sedamanos, 1975 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Benoni-Indian Def. Kside move order (A43) 0-1 Discovery on diag
L Roberts vs J Sarfati, 1998 
(A43) Old Benoni, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Ivan Sokolov's book "Sacrifice and the Initiative" Ch. 4
Timman vs I Sokolov, 1996 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 0-1 sudden strike
Ljubojevic vs Stein, 1973 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: 2...f6 Bugayev Advance (A00) 1-0 Q shifting
Sokolsky vs N Zhuravliov, 1971 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: General (B07) 0-1 unique B trap
V Small vs Spassky, 1988 
(B07) Pirc, 22 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Traditional(C54) 0-1Notes
D Smerdon vs J Sarfati, 1998  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Delayed Exchange (D76) 0-1Exch Sac Undermines
Timman vs Svidler, 1999 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 25 moves, 0-1

OldSicilian Bg7: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B31) 1-0 Blitz ?s
Svidler vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Geller's System (B06) 1/2-1/2
I Sokolov vs Svidler, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Game 36 in Silician Kan by John Emms
Shirov vs Korneev, 1998 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicil Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attk (B81) 1-0 N pairs in mid
Svidler vs M Bosboom, 1999 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

4 Knts Spanish. Classical Marshall Gambit (C48) 0-1Beauty prize
Short vs Timman, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

KID: Four Pawns Attack. Dynamic Attack (E76) 1-0 DYNAMIC!
Szabo vs H Ree, 1975 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Lundin Var (D47) 1-0 Hot Bishops
Szabo vs C Kottnauer, 1950 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Shirov successfully commits suicide over-the-board.
Shirov vs Salov, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Fianchetto Var (A34) 1-0 25.?
Szabo vs N Spiridonov, 1974 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense (B06) 0-1 Knight forks
J Bradford vs Seirawan, 1980 
(B06) Robatsch, 32 moves, 0-1

King's English. Kramnik-Shirov Counter (A21) 1-0 Stockfish
Salov vs Kramnik, 1993 
(A21) English, 40 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. General (E91) 1-0 Remarkable Kside assault
Shulman vs C D'Amore, 1994 
(E91) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Steiner Var (D16) 1-0 walled off
Shulman vs R Jacobs, 2002 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense (D26) 0-1
K Shirazi vs Seirawan, 1984 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 53 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Tarrasch Var (C77) 0-1 31...?
O Sarapu vs J Sarfati, 1985 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knts Korchnoi Line (A28) 1-0 Q+ & fork Ba3
Seirawan vs R Costigan, 1977 
(A28) English, 29 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

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Var (A67) 1-0 31.?
Y Sakharov vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1957 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Rubinstein Var (C14) 1-0 Dbl Exch Sac
G Stoltz vs R G Wade, 1952 
(C14) French, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 0-1 Show Stopper!
W Pietzsch vs G Stoltz, 1952 
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack / Colle-Zuke (A06) 1-0 K charge!
Smyslov vs Sveshnikov, 1992 
(A06) Reti Opening, 52 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Ragozin Var (E51) 0-1 Hitting f2 vs f7
Kholmov vs Sokolsky, 1952 
(E51) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 28 of 50 Essential Chess Lessons by Steve Giddins
Gligoric vs Szabo, 1952 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 39 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Modern Var (A57) 1-0 What's a R to do?
Shirov vs Adams, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Pawn Return (A57) 0-1 Challenge the Q
V Small vs J Sarfati, 1992 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 28 moves, 0-1

KID: Saemisch Var (E80) 1-0 Damiano's Mate set-up
A Saidy vs C Dinsen, 1957 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Modern Def. Double Fianchetto (A41) 1-0 Greco's # is coming!
A Saidy vs H Karner, 1973 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 0-1 Find the mate
E Mednis vs A Saidy, 1963 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish, l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0last round
Svidler vs Timman, 1998 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Closed ...NxBd3 NxNd3 (B23) 1-0 N pair on 6th!!
R Skrobek vs A Kuligowski, 1978 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Harmonic play
Savon vs Tal, 1969 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal Line (E40) 1-0 Dark-squared Bishop Delight
Smyslov vs G Stoltz, 1953 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 46 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann Var (E22) 0-1
Y Porat vs Y Safvat, 1958 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Classical / Stonewall (A92) 0-1
Gulko vs Short, 1990 
(A92) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Russian. Smyslov Var (D99) 0-1 battery, pin, int
Shamkovich vs Simagin, 1951 
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 27 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 1-0 23.?
Smirin vs B Alterman, 1995 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Def: Alapin. Smith-Morra Declined (B22) 0-1
Miles vs Sax, 1973
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def Bg7 (C76) 1/2-1/2
Sax vs Smyslov, 1987 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 40 in 'Together with the Candidates' by Alexei Kuzmin
A Sokolov vs Spassky, 1985 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Short vs Hjartarson, 1991 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 29 moves, 1-0

G37 TRENDS Sicilian Najdorf, Joe Gallagher; Trends Pub 1990
A Sokolov vs Portisch, 1989
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 50 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Find the Mate puzzle
Sengupta vs N Malmdin, 2011 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 25.?
Sengupta vs A Oyama, 2018 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Gligoric System Bernstein Def (E56) 1-0 Stockfish
Stein vs Tal, 1966 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 54 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto Lines (A29) 1-0
L Schmid vs H Rossetto, 1975
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 30 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Exchange Var (E11) 1-0 43.?
Stahlberg vs T Salo, 1956 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Benoni-Indian Defense. Kingside move order (A43) 0-1
M Stean vs Sax, 1982 
(A43) Old Benoni, 38 moves, 0-1

KID: Averbakh. Benoni Defense Advance Var (E75) 1-0
Seirawan vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1982 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 1-0
Smejkal vs J S Fischer, 1977 
(E97) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Leonhardt 3.Nxe5 Qf6 4.Nc4 (C40) 1-0
L Schmid vs Erik Richter, 1951 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System (B08) 0-1 Raid the 3rd!
M Kennefick vs K Shirazi, 1976 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 27 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1/2-1/2 Rooks, Knights, and Pawns
Stein vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Defense: General (E20) 0-1 25...?
J Sajtar vs Szabo, 1953 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation (D47) · 0-1
I Sokolov vs Shirov, 1993 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 53 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner. Rubinstein Var (E42) 1/2-1/2
Shirov vs I Sokolov, 1994 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Defense: General (B10) 1-0 pin, and slip in
Y Stepak vs N Spiridonov, 1966 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 39 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E25) · 1-0
Shirov vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 54 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Queen's Knight Var (A85) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Sakaev vs Kramnik, 1989 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 21 moves, 1-0

Smirin writes in King's Indian Warfare (a must own for all KID
Gavrikov vs Smirin, 1988 
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

English vs Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight Var (A16) 0-1 35...?
Azmaiparashvili vs Shirov, 1990 
(A16) English, 37 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 Crazy!
J L Watson vs K Shirazi, 1979 
(A28) English, 22 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Three Pawns Attack (B06) 0-1 24...?
M Levin vs Savon, 1959 
(B06) Robatsch, 39 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Wade Defense. Chigorin Plan (A41) · 1-0
W Schmidt vs Jansa, 1992 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 79 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Chigorin Var (C42) 0-1Plang notes
Shirov vs I Sokolov, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Stanley. Frankenstein-Dracula Var (C27) 1-0 Burnin
Shabalov vs J Parker, 1994 
(C27) Vienna Game, 33 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical General (C30) 0-1 Center Pawn Fork Trick
Polgar vs M Sharif, 1989 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43) 0-1
Y Zotkin vs Suetin, 1965 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 18 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening 1.b4 a5 2.b5 Nf6 3.Bb2 (A00) 1-0 Exchange sac
Sokolsky vs Flohr, 1953 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: d6, Bg7 (A80) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 38.?
Shirov vs V Malaniuk, 1989 
(A80) Dutch, 46 moves, 1-0

QGD: Ragozin Defense (D38) 0-1 Pawn fork, overworked Rook
P Vandevoort vs Sosonko, 1993 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 15 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

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 0-1 Stockfish notes
G Sigurjonsson vs Stein, 1972 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 27 in 'Stein: Move by Move' by Thomas Engqvist
Stein vs Evans, 1964 
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

French, Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0Stockfis
Stein vs Uhlmann, 1967 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack: Smyslov Var (A05) 1-0 Spearhead
Stein vs J Rodriguez Gonzalez, 1968 
(A05) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Var (B90) 0-1 Correspondence
W Stern vs G Sanakoev, 1994 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 0-1

QID: Kasparov Var (E12) 0-1 Awesome N sac for a P roller
G Uusi vs Simagin, 1954 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 1-0 Fantastic!
Sliwa vs A Miesowicz, 1953 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: French Var. Westerinen Attack (B40) 0-1 20...?
A Minasian vs A Sokolov, 1999 
(B40) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Symmetrical (A00) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 33.?
Stein vs Filip, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0!
K Spraggett vs R Bedard, 1972 
(C13) French, 21 moves, 1-0

French Def: Chigorin 2.Qe2 Dbl Fio vs Rev Botvinnik (C00) 1-0++
A Soltis vs A Whiteley, 1967 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Panov Transfer (B01) · 0-1
Timman vs H Seidman, 1974 
(B01) Scandinavian, 51 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Pterodactyl Variation (A42) · 0-1
Sherzer vs A Soltis, 1992 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 35 moves, 0-1

NID: Kmoch Var (E20) 0-1 Overwhelming crossfire through center
Gheorghiu vs Stein, 1965 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 32 in 'Stein: Move by Move' by Thomas Engqvist.
Stahlberg vs Stein, 1965 
(E78) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights Var (B45) 1-0 Balestra Mate
Savon vs Bobotsov, 1973 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 30 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Classical Var (B18) 0-1 Beautiful battery work!
A S Neal vs Santasiere, 1949 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicil Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto Var (B31) 1-0
Stein vs A Matanovic, 1965 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 KEG annotates!
J Sherwin vs A Turner, 1957 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 1-0Stockfish
Spassky vs Sveshnikov, 1973 
(B33) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Var (B17) 1-0 7.Nxf7 KxNf7
K Shirazi vs K Burger, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Closed (B25) 1-0 If 23...BxRg1 Lolli's Mate next
H Seidman vs K Burger, 1954 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06) 1-0 Q sac
N Spiridonov vs Shamkovich, 1969 
(A06) Reti Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack 10.Qe2 g5 11.g4 Bb7 (A07) 1/2-1/2
Savon vs Shamkovich, 1961
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ljubojevic vs Seirawan, 1986 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Raymond Keene: Stein's Immortal, without a shadow of a doubt
Krogius vs Stein, 1960 
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Tarrasch Var (C77) 1-0 28.?
K Shirazi vs O H Castro Rojas, 1991 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical. Main lines (B18) 0-1 W is cramped
Marjanovic vs Seirawan, 1979 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Pawn Center Var (C05) 0-1 Simul upset
Korchnoi vs Short, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Var (C89) 0-1 Players say
S MacLeod vs J Sarfati, 1996 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 28 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Smyslov Variation (D16) 1-0 overworked pawn
Stein vs R Sanguineti, 1966
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 1-0 Stockfish
Short vs Kasparov, 1986 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 45 moves, 1-0

KID. Orthodox. Positional Defense (E94) 0-1 29...?
L Piarnpuu vs Shulman, 1997 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 34 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Stanley. Frankenstein-Dracula Var (C27) 0-1 Corres
W Philipp vs I Schuett, 1980 
(C27) Vienna Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 18.?
Sherzer vs H Olafsson, 1991 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 69 Chess in the USA 1945-72, Part 1; edited by Colin Leach
A Soltis vs Browne, 1964 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Queenside Defense (A00) 1-0 Crossfire on Kside
Sokolsky vs A Shifman, 1948 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Symmetrical. Pseudo-Catalan (D02) 0-1 27...?
Zilberman vs Sutovsky, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicil Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze Var (B36) 1-0
Shamkovich vs P Cleghorn, 1977 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 53 moves, 1-0

King's English. Botvinnik System (A26) 1-0 Exposed Kings
Seirawan vs Van Wely, 1992 
(A26) English, 49 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Standard Def (B06) 1-0 Recapture would be costly
Short vs Speelman, 1987 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 0-1 Black N is a castle terror
I Stohl vs Sveshnikov, 1984 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Hugh Myers' book "The Nimzovich Defense," published in 1973
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: King Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 0-1
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 65 moves, 0-1

this draw permitted to Petrosian and Stein to win together
Stein vs Petrosian, 1973 
(B32) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID. Normal. Gligoric System Bernstein Def (E56) 0-1
Reshevsky vs Stahlberg, 1952 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 41 moves, 0-1

QGD: Modern. Knight Defense (D51) 1/2-1/2
I Stohl vs Smagin, 1996 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17)
Smejkal vs E Schmittdiel, 1991 
(A17) English, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: McDonnell Attack 2.f4 g5?! (B21) 0-1 Stockfish
Dennis Hill vs K Shirazi, 1983 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 28 moves, 0-1

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