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for youth training and Fredthebear's grown kids
Compiled by fredthebear
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Game contributors to this combined collection include: Sisyphus, magnetivs, alex97, FTB. Thank you everybody!

* Start here if you wish: Game Collection: Opening traps

* Play soundly: https://www.payetteforward.com/keys...

* The Simplest 5-Move Repertoire: http://glennwilson.com/chess/2007/0... It's not simple after 15 moves, but what other opening is? If the student gets regular chess coaching, then it's better to open c4/d4/e4 and/or c5/d5/e5 - push a pawn into the center to gain some space and allow the queen out, and learn the theory behind it. If the student is self-taught, then the 5-move Barcza System, Pirc/King's Indian repertoire in the link could be best for a simple start, as long as one looks up example games of Gideon Barcza, Tigran Petrosian, Ludek Pachman, Leonid Stein, Bobby Fischer, Viktor Korchnoi, Yasser Seirawan, Garry Kasparov, etc.

* Exeter Select: Game Collection: exeter chess club (google) coaching page

* FEN Made Easy: FEN Help Page

* Kilv's Basics: Game Collection: kilv's basic teaching games

* Kilv's Teachings: Game Collection: kilv's teaching games

* Chess Class: Game Collection: Games for Classes

* 1610 Again: Games Like Polerio vs Domenico, 1610

* Traps: Game Collection: Traps

* Morphy Lessons: Game Collection: Beginner lessons

* Italians: Game Collection: Italian games

* Acephalic's Kids: Game Collection: 1st openings for kids

* Nasmichael's Kids (long games): Game Collection: Games for My Chess Kids

* A.J.'s Basics: Game Collection: Quick K.O.'s / Opening Traps

* Alligator's Logic: Game Collection: Logical Chess

* FTB copied this double king pawn link from Jersey Joe, who copied it from iamlam: Game Collection: Beginners's Repertoire

* Types of Tactics: Game Collection: Games for teaching

* Seven Common Stalemates: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/7-...

* Chess w/the Masters: Game Collection: Beheim, M _Chess With the Masters_ NY: ARCO 1963

* More games for teaching chess: Game Collection: Games for teaching

* More Classics: Game Collection: Bouwmeester Partijen van wereldkampioenen...

* Junior Openings: https://exeterchessclub.org.uk/ches...

* Repertoire Suggestions by GM Nigel Davies & IM Andrew Martin: https://www.chesspublishing.com/con...

* Kenilworthian's comments on Tamburro's Openings for Amateurs (and Professionals): http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com/2...

* Magnus Trainer: Game Collection: Magnus Trainer's "The World Champions" Games

* Assumption College: Game Collection: Assumption College Chess Club: Spring 05 lessons

* Solitaire after the endgame fundamentals & miniatures are learned: Game Collection: Solitaire Chess by Bruce Pandolfini

* Reasonable Book Choices: https://www.chess.com/blog/RussBell...

* 432 pages of Keep It Simple 1.d4: https://www.newinchess.com/keep-it-...

Follow these golden rules to start a chess game
Modified by FTB from Deepak Batra's list.

00) Set the board so a light square is on the near right corner, and the queen is on her color facing the opposing queen (White queen on a light square, Black queen on a dark square). That's "Light on the right" and "Queen on her color," everytime.

00) Shake hands w/your opponent. The player with the Black army pushes the top button/bar on the Black side of the clock to start White's time ticking off, and White is allowed to move. If Black is not present for the beginning of the round according to the tournament director, White starts his own clock (as the Black player would do by pushing the top button/bar on the Black side of the clock). Then White moves, and completes his turn by punching the top button/bar on the White side of the clock with the same hand that he moved the piece with. Thus, if you move a piece with your right hand, you must push the top button/bar with your right hand. Regardless, White always makes the first move AFTER the clock has been started.

00) When it's your opponent's turn to move, do not disturb him or the board in anyway. Do not touch/adjust the pieces. Do not ask him questions or borrow from him, make noise, wiggle back and forth, etc. Just act like a stone; sit calm and quiet while your opponent considers his move. Think about possible moves by each piece, which pieces cannot move (or dare not move for the consequences), and which pieces are unprotected or need more protection. What can each piece do? What could happen next?

00) "Touch-Move" applies in formal classic time controls, but not during blitz. "Touch-Move" is a good habit to maintain during casual, friendly games as well. This means if a pawn or piece is touched, it must be moved. The player to move may say "j'doube - I adjust" before hand to correct a fallen or off-centered unit into the middle of the correct square. This serves as a proper adjustment, not a formal move. It's a good idea to "sit on your hands" and take your time while thinking; don't hover your hand over the pieces while considering your next move.

00) When it's your turn to move (your time is ticking off), you may speak to your opponent if necessary. Of course, an illegal move should be immediately retracted, in which case there might be a brief bit of communication by both players to come to an understanding as to why the move was illegal. If it's not your turn to move, you should not speak.

00) Open with a centre pawn. This allows a bishop and queen to exit later. Of course, advancing the c-pawn or a knight over and in is also good.

00) The worst opening move is f3 for White and f6 for Black. The King's Knight belongs on this square, the sooner the better.

00) Knights should be developed inward, toward the center. A Knight in the center attacks/protects a maximum total of eight squares all around itself. "A Knight on the rim is dim; it's chances are slim." Try not to place a knight on the edge of the board unless it has a vital duty there.

00) KNIGHTS before BISHOPS, before Queen and Rooks. The MINOR pieces best leave the back row before the major pieces. Minor piece development enables early castling. Good exceptions include the Bishop's Opening 1.e4 2.Bc4 and the Sarratt Attack/London System 1.d4 2.Bf4 or Ruth-Trompowsky 2.Bg5.

00) Develop rapidly and completely. DON'T move the same piece again and again in the opening. Try to develop a different, unmoved piece toward the center. The opening is a race to activate, coordinate, maximize your army to overwhelm, outnumber the opponent still partially nestled on it's original squares.

00) Develop with threats to check, capture, pin, or fork on the next turn. Always think about striking the opponent, and how the enemy army will strike into your camp. Aggressive pressure ties down careful defense of the target; the guard on duty dare not leave.

00) DON'T bring out your QUEEN too early, exposing her to enemy fire and then losing time as she retreats. However, it's wise for the queen to leap forth to give check and fork an unprotected piece or the f2/f7 mating square, but she should not go out early just to grab a pawn.

00) Make as FEW PAWN MOVES as possible in the opening. It's more important to activate your back row pieces toward the center. (You must move at least two pawns to allow both bishops and queen to exit.) However, it might be prudent to advance pawns to hit an opposing piece, such as the Noah's Ark Trap.

00) Always play to gain control of the centre (the four inner most squares, and the twelves squares surrounding the four). The center is essentially the military high ground with increased mobility and choices; fire rapidly in any direction when occupying a central position.

00) Try to maintain at least ONE PAWN in the centre. Protect it. Get your rook behind it, unless your rook needs to help protect the f2/f7 square.

00) Don't move your f-pawn until the opposing queen has been removed from the board (or you castled queenside). Protect it. Of course, there are specific exceptions for those who are theoretically trained to play the King's Gambit, Vienna Gambit, Yugoslav Attack against the Sicilian Dragon, Dutch or Schliemann Defense, etc. Those who are not trained for these certain openings should leave their f-pawn on it's original square.

00) Don't fall for Fool's Mate, Scholar's Mate, Smothered Mate, or Legall's Mate. These common checkmate patterns attack the UNCASTLED KING.

00) Avoid attacking prematurely -- an attack that is easily parried becomes a waste of time. Most successful checkmates involve at least three different units honing in.

00) CASTLE early, preferably on the KING SIDE. Castling safeguards the King away from the raging battle in the center and activates the Rook toward the center. Connect the two Rooks for mutual protection -- no minor pieces in the way.

00) Note that Castling on Opposite Wings (0-0 vs. 0-0-0 or vise versa) often triggers a pawn storm on opposite wings in the MIDDLEGAME. Another frequent option is a counterattack in the centre against a wing attack. Castling signals the upcoming transition from the Opening phase (perhaps a dozen moves or so) to the Middlegame.

00) If the course of events allows, prevent the opponent from castling. For example, White might prevent Black from castling by giving check with a Re1+ on the open e-file. Or, Ba3 making it illegal for the Black King to castle through check since the Bishop cuts off the f8 square, or sacrificing Nxf7 encouraging KxNf7.

00) It's fine for either army to fianchetto the King's Bishop on the kingside flank but this requires time for two moves in a row; g3 and Bg2 for White, or g6 and Bg7 for Black. The bishop fires along the long diagonal, corner to corner. Examples of this are Hungarian Opening/Barcza System for White and Modern Defense/Robatsch for Black. Most other flank pawn openings are considered to be Unorthodox, not recommended.

00) It's fine for either army to fianchetto the Queen's Bishop on the queenside flank but this requires time for two moves in a row; b3 and Bb2 for White, or b6 and Bb7 for Black. The bishop fires along the long diagonal, corner to corner. Examples of this are Larsen's Attack for White and Owen's Defense for Black. Most other flank pawn openings are considered to be Unorthodox, not recommended.

00) Avoid exchanging your fianchettoed bishop! It's absence leaves undefended holes in your pawn shield. If forced to trade, exchange it for the opposing bishop of the same color. The fianchettoed bishop becomes more powerful as the pawns are cleared off.

00) DON'T SACRIFICE without a clear and adequate reason. This applies to all phases of chess - the Opening, Middlegame, and Endgame, as well as the game of Life.

00) Before you get up from the table, make sure you recorded the last move and punched the clock. Visually check to make sure the opponent's time is moving. Then write down your remaining amount of time on your scoresheet (it's legal to record your time on the scoresheet). After properly checking clock and scoresheet, and a last glance at the board to recall the correct position, then leave the table. You will be glad you did this, should you return to the table and suspect something was out-of-order.

For example, my highly ranked opponent was notorious for being in time trouble, and was once again in time trouble with just minutes remaining. I moved, and left the table. I returned to the table and found my clock running, but he had not moved. My opponent said I did not punch my clock. This is never a problem for me, as I always move and punch the clock, same hand 1-2. Had I written my time down before leaving the table, I could have shown a discrepancy. Yes, some opponents will deliberately play dirty, and it's up to you to call them on it. The Tournament Director will decide the ruling, but YOU must officiate your own game by calling "foul" on the opponent who has broken a rule.

The Golden Rules of Endgame
Modified list by Mohit Jaiswal

As more and more units are exchanged and the board gradually empties, checkmate becomes less and less likely and the kings become more safe. This is how the endgame evolves. The focus turns to creating and promoting a passed pawn to the far end for a new piece gaining a fresh material advantage. The promoted pawn usually becomes a new queen, but sometimes into a rook on the bishop's files (c- and f-files) to avoid stalemate, or into a knight that immediately gives check and/or fork as it is promotes. The new piece will dominate the a reduced position.

01) Start thinking about the endgame in the middle game. See #5.

02) The King Is a strong Piece: use it.
03) Not all Rook endings are drawn.
04) The easiest endings to win are pure pawn endings.

05) Doubled, isolated and backward pawns are weak: avoid them.

06) When down material, trade off pawns when convenient so you don't have to defend your pawns with your pieces. Your pieces want to retain their freedom of movement, and they cannot do this if they are forced to sit still guarding a pawn. Trading the pawn sets your defensive piece free!

07) When down material, avoid piece exchanges that simplify the position. Especially hold onto your queen like your life depended upon it. The more pieces you retain on board, the better your chances of maintaining a draw (avoiding a loss).

08) When AHEAD on material, swap off like pieces but retain pawns on both sides of the board to stretch the defense out. See #4.

Best White Opening vs Worst Black Opening (A00) 1-0 FOOL'S Mate
H Klip vs T Bottema, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Fool's Mate in 3!?
T Rienaecker vs M Junge, 2004 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

Replaced with a legal king move, so 3.Ke2 was the penalty
Lindemann vs Echtermeyer, 1893  
(B01) Scandinavian, 3 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr: Ilundain 3...Qd8 (000) 1-0 Q sac for Boden's Mate!
Teichmann vs NN, 1914 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit 3.Ng5? (C40) 0-1Capture or develop a different U
D Tobor vs W Stamer, 1984 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Mason Countergambit (C40) 1-0 Black moved pawns
NN vs Cornelissen, 1974 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Leave thy rook's pawns alone! (B00) 1-0 inverted Scholar's Mate
B Wall vs Bridgemen, 1996 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 5 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

Owen Defense: General (B00) 1-0 Bxf7+ generates Pawn mate!
M Trajkovski vs Gzim Bytyqi, 2019 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

André Cheron (1895-1980)
A Cheron vs M Polikier, 1927 
(B06) Robatsch, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Normal (B02) 1-0 Bxf7+ KxB, Ng5+ unpin
Hermanus Jan Ament vs NN, 1922 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Remove the Defender... in Beginner's Picture Guide by Horowitz
Schuster vs C Carls, 1914 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 0-1

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

It's no Englund Gambit- Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0
B Wall vs S Millimaci, 1987 
(B32) Sicilian, 6 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

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

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

Bishop's Opening: Boi Variation (C23) 1-0 Slower Scholar's Mate
Michael Meyer vs D Newcomb, 1952 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 B & Q spearhead on f7
Schulz vs Lehnert, 1909 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Game: General (C45) 1-0 Mate No. 19a
A E Hopkins vs NN, 1932 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

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

P-K4 Parham Attack (C20) 1-0 Scholar's Mate; 4...Nf6 is best
J Amillano vs A Loeffler, 1972 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 1-0

1.e4 e5 2.Qh5? Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 B pins Q/Sac, Nc2+ fork
Adow vs Borissow, 1889 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0Discovered attack; BxN follows
W J Lutes vs R Hartenstein, 1962 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

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

Another Qc6 pinned by Bb5! QxBb5, then Nxc7+ Royal family fork
Barnett vs Eastwood, 1949 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1Instructive file take-over
I Kopa vs Swiderski, 1905
(C22) Center Game, 29 moves, 0-1

B's Opening: Urusov Gambit. Keidansky Gambit (C24) 1-0 Frankly-
M Zavanelli vs A Pope, 1987 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

The Middlegame. Vol 1 & 2 Algebraic Ed. M. Euwe & H. Kramer
J A Curdo vs J Fried, 1993 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

KGD. Queen's Knight Def (C30) 0-1 Too many pawn moves
J Norlin vs Guraj, 1974 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 3 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit (C30) 1-0 Unpin, quick Gueridon/Swallow's Tail #
J Chamouillet vs NN, 1849 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

KGD. Mafia Def (C30) 1-0 Spearhead for a back ranker
Ekenberg vs O Alfredsson, 1966 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical Rubinstein Countergambit (C30) 1-0 prize nominee
G Branch vs E Gruer, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit Morphy Def (C31) 0-1 Natural
Janith Easwaralingam vs Andre Nielsen, 2017 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 13 moves, 0-1

variants / Falkbeer Cntrgmbt (000) 1-0 Eliminate the K's shield
Morphy vs J Meunier, 1860 
(000) Chess variants, 27 moves, 1-0

"NEVER capture the Queen Knight Pawn with your Queen!"
J Silverman vs Eliskases, 1937 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Black declines White's attempt for Legall's Mate
L Levy vs Bill Wheeler, 1967 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

KGA. Cunningham Defense (C35) 0-1 Stalemate attempt declined
Blackburne / Aloof vs Bird / Womersley, 1897 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 37 moves, 0-1

C36 0-1 7-mover Q+ on flank
J Aulin-Jansson vs E Lie, 2006 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Accepted (C37) 1-0 Legall's Mate in 10
H Reinle vs Seyfried, 1959 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

KGA. Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 Steady in the center
Spielmann vs Leonhardt, 1912 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Damiano Var (C42) 1-0 Discovered+ wins Black Q
NN vs E Fossan, 1991 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Var (C42) 1-0 Paris
Morphy vs W Budzinski, 1859 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Petrov Def. Classical Attack. Jaenisch (C42) 1-0R fork on 5th
Anand vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk (C42) 0-1 Know this mating pattern
W J Emmons vs L Tolins, 1909 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

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

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

K Pawn Game: Damiano Def (C40) 1-0 delayed Scholar's Mate
Vachier-Lagrave vs Y Benmessaoud, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

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

Damiano Defense 3.Nc3 Bc5 (C40) 1-0 Unknowns, no sacrifice
J Joguet vs J Walid, 1992 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: General (C40) 1-0 Cross-pin again!
W Schelfhout vs NN, 1910 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40) 0-1 Discovered + & #
Kozelek vs Eliskases, 1928 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Greco Var (C54)1-0 BxRa1?
A Fernandez-Velasco Climent vs A Munoz Angel, 2001 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Greco (C54) 1-0 BxRa1?
M Petrovic vs J Zivkovic, 2001
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Steinitz Def (C62) 1-0 Epaulette or Dovetail #
P Kerkovius vs Johan Behting, 1894  
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 0-1 Riot penalizes Pawn grabbing
B Dykes vs J Somoza, 1971 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 6 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C75) 1-0B-Q Spearhead
G Feher vs B Marchyllie, 1989 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 1-0 IQP battle
Tarrasch vs Euwe, 1922 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open e-file Variation (C80) 1-0 target f7
J Fuller vs G Crown, 1946 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 9 moves, 1-0

Game 78: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
Bartsch vs Jennen, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00) 1-0 Can't stop Nc7+
J van Geemen vs C Gijsen, 1976 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit 5.Nd5 (A40) 1-0 Kick the Black Q around
C J Nielsen vs C J Arbeus, 2015 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

QGD Baltic Defense (D02) 0-1 Deflect the defender and mate
M Hancas vs E G Reicher, 1987 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 1-0 Rob the pin, Epaulette's Mate
R Markus vs W Krahl, 1999
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Slow Q Pawn Game Nbd2, White accepts (D02) 0-1 Bxf2+ AJ Links
Helbig vs Schroeder, 1933 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Colle System / QGD (D05) 0-1 Efficient Kside Assault!
W Von Stamm vs M Lowcki, 1903 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined: Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Qc5 trapped
J Krejcik vs Reti, 1922 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 1-0

QGD Marshall Defense (D06) 0-1 White Q ate the b-pawn & rook
F Schubert vs L Tipary, 1938 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense (D07) 0-1 Deflection
A Hrdy vs H Haberditz, 1951 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 8 moves, 0-1

QGD: Chigorin Def. Exchange 0-0-0 vs. 0-0 (D07) 1-0 crossfire
Unzicker vs L Barden, 1951 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap(D08) 0-1Develop w/threats
R Biever vs R Cassidy, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line(D08) 0-1 Bxf2+ gains QxQd1
NN vs R Vassilev, 2009 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Fianchetto Bg4 Line (D09) 1-0
Van der Wiel vs Tiviakov, 2001 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 19 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: General (D10) 0-1 Upset miniature
Azmaiparashvili vs R Sergejev, 2001 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 17 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 22.?
Wojtkiewicz vs Kuczynski, 1990 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 0-1 Brilliant!
V Petkov vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Exchange. Schallopp Var (D12) 1-0Trouble on light sqs
Alekhine vs R L Bornholz, 1929 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 16 moves, 1-0

Game 23 of 53 Instructive Chess Miniatures by Alper Efe Ataman
Boleslavsky vs Smyslov, 1950 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Krause Attack (D17) 1-0 Qc5 trap
Karpov vs P Houtsonen, 1989 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 13 moves, 1-0

Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 6 moves, 1-0

QGA: Old Var (D20) 1-0 futile attempt to hold onto the extra P
J H Sarratt vs NN, 1818 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

"Unchained Melody" (game of the day Apr-28-2006)
T Melody vs J Spinale, 1996 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Accepted (D20) 1-0 blitz Greek Gift
F Rhine vs NN, 2020 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

the major errors in this game set a fine example for future stu
S Dian Cheri vs Y Makhlouf, 2004 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

QGA: Gunsberg Def (D21) 1-0 notes by Stockfish; 12.?
Janowski vs E Schallopp, 1896 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

QGA: General Line (D23) 0-1 14...Ne4+ is imminent
Radic vs Ivkov, 1948 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 0-1

QGA: Classical Def. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Boleslavsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1967 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

QGA: Classical Defense. Main Lines (D27) 0-1 Q trap
G Gislason vs Nyzhnyk, 2010 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Accelerated Move Order (D31) 1-0Greek gift miniature
Pillsbury vs NN, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

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

QGD. Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Petrosian vs H Corral, 1954 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange Var (D35) 0-1 Blitz
Karpov vs Kasparov, 2009 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined: Vienna Var (D39) 1-0 Textbook
L Forgacs vs E Cohn, 1909 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD Ragozin Defense. Vienna Var (D39) 1-0Another fake from A.A.
Alekhine vs A Munoz, 1945 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

QGD: Vienna Variation (D39) 0-1 Mutual K hunts
Carlsen vs Kulaots, 2002 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 17 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Bogoljubow Var (D46) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Euwe vs W Winter, 1936
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 16 in 'Pawn Power in Chess' by Hans Kmoch
Szabo vs Bisguier, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

"Nerves of Steel" (game of the day Jan-16-2013)
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Alatortsev vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

Notes for the Pittsburgh Trap and Pillsbury's Mate pattern.
Pillsbury vs C Newman, 1900 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 0-1 Exchange leaves LPDO Ng5
Bathelt vs Leutz, 1957 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined, Cambridge Springs(D52) 1-0Remove the Guard
I Cheparinov vs L Lang, 1995 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

QGD: Pillsbury Attack (D55) 1-0 Stockfish notes; KEG annotates!
Pillsbury vs G Marco, 1900 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

"The Pipe Game" (game of the day Jun-09-2013)
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

"Grandmaster Secrets: Winning Quickly at Chess" by John Nunn
Psakhis vs Geller, 1982 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 70 in 'The World's Great Chess Games' by Reuben Fine
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

"The Invincible Iron Man" (game of the day May-08-2008)
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD: Orthodox Def. Botvinnik Var (D60) 1-0 Double attack plus
Bronstein vs B Berger, 1964 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

QGD. Orthodox Def. Alekhine Var (D67) 1-0 Stockfish, video link
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Seirawan Attack (E00) 1-0 which blitz?
E Nemeth vs Shredder, 2000 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

QID Petrosian Var. Farago Defense (E12) 1-0 Double attack LPDO
L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

Q's Indian Def: Spassky System (E14) 0-1 Greek Gift declined
Timman vs J H Donner, 1969 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Anti-Queen's Indian System (E17) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

NID: Saemisch Var (E26) 1-0 holes on the 6th
I Romanenko vs Mednis, 1952 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Huebner. Rubinstein Var (E42) 0-1 Smothered #
Reshevsky vs Z Margalit, 1958 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 9 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Budapest Defense (A51) 0-1 Count the pieces
I Loehmer vs K Hack, 1992 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Avoid the Pawn Promotion race; know how Black wins this.
A Zubarev vs Shabanov, 2002 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stalemate Avoided: The oldest K&Q vs K mate in the database.
Kostic vs A Vajda, 1921 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 93 moves, 0-1

QID: Spassky System (E14) 1/2-1/2 Force the draw
A Greet vs J Emms, 2004
(E14) Queen's Indian, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

TWO Pinned pieces NOT useless at game's end-- Rook and Bishop!!
V Zakhartsov vs A Ainutdinov, 2013 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 49 moves, 1-0

KID. Normal. Rare Def (E90) 1/2-1/2Standard EG diagrams to know
Jojua vs G Jones, 2007 
(E90) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

R+N odds, 25 moves
Morphy vs Maurian, 1854 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 1-0

R+N odds, 16 moves
Morphy vs Maurian, 1854 
(000) Chess variants, 16 moves, 1-0

K v RP
A W Franke vs E Flechsig, 1877 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 52 moves, 0-1

K v RP
Wittek vs Bird, 1882 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0Outside passer ties K
P Hogarty vs A Krishnan, 2006 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 66 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: French Var (B40) 1/2-1/2 SCB ending
I R Ortiz Suarez vs A Zapata, 2017 
(B40) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

K v RP
J N Berger vs J Mason, 1889 
(B01) Scandinavian, 69 moves, 0-1

Uncommon P-K4 Opening / Robatsch (B00) 1-0 Correction
T Gelashvili vs Jobava, 2002 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

K v RP
Keres vs R Grau, 1939 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

K v RP
P Trifunovic vs Lilienthal, 1948 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 108 moves, 1/2-1/2

K v RP
Taimanov vs Suetin, 1952 
(D85) Grunfeld, 72 moves, 0-1

115.g8=Q+! and the rest is just matter of attacking the bishop!
Bruzon Batista vs Fridman, 2004 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 121 moves, 1-0

The ol' Troitzky position rears its ugly head, eh?
Znosko-Borovsky vs J A Seitz, 1931 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 96 moves, 0-1

French Def: Advance. Steinitz Var (C00) 1-0 Sac leaves passer
G Vranidis vs K H Balduan, 2001 
(C00) French Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 1-0 R vs B
Breyer vs Tarrasch, 1920 
(C11) French, 75 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical Var. Center Attack (C53) 1-0Q&B battery
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Closed vs. f6, g5? (C53) 1-0 Pawn #
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Center Holding Var (C53) 1-0 15.BxNc6+
Staunton vs Cochrane, 1842 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical (C53) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO Bishop
B Wall vs Wilke, 1979 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Nxg7!
J Emms vs D J Ledger, 2006 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Stockfish
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2011 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 41 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Greco Var (C54)1-0 R $ac!
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Tradition (C54)1-0 Q trap
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Italian Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54) 1-0 BFTC
Euwe vs S B van Mindeno, 1927 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Traditional (C54) 1-0Bxh6
Keres vs G Karring, 1934 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

(C54) Old main line Moeller Attack 13...0-0
Keres vs Sachsenmaier, 1934 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 1-0

(C54) Old main line Moeller Attack 13...0-0 1-0 Kside sac attk
Keres vs W E Kunerth, 1935 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Italian Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54) 1-0
C H Maderna vs P Michel, 1946 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 16 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Traditional(C54) 1-0Links
H Rossetto vs R Lisboa, 1957 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Tony Palmer, "Giuoco Piano - Main Line" in "Chess Life for Kids
L Palmer vs R L Perry, 1974 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 1-0 2 hanging pieces
H van Steenis vs T Wechsler, 1947 
(C01) French, Exchange, 7 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Delayed Exchange Var (C01) 1-0 Amen
Amen Miladi vs Patience Tsuses, 2016 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

French Def: Advance 6.a3 c4 ML (C02) 0-1 2-for-1 Rook, & N fork
D Provost vs K Spraggett, 1979 
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 0-1

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

Guimard Defense Main Line (C04) 1-0 Black hangs his queen
D Donchev vs Topalov, 1989 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 19 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed (C05) 0-1 Remove the Guard
P B Petersen vs Timman, 2013 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 15 moves, 0-1

French Def: Tarrasch / Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Bishop tactics
Z Solmanis vs Ernests Gize, 1940 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 18.?
Alekhine vs Sik, 1943 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 0-1 Q trap
B Anderson vs W Milbratz, 1990 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 12 moves, 0-1

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1Bxf2+ Decoy N+ Unpin
Westerhuis vs Vinagre, 1989 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 10 moves, 0-1

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

FR Winawer, PP Var (C18) 1-0 Perpetual "all or nothing" attack
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

Philidor, Hanham Variation (C41) 1-0 Boden's Mate w/Q finalizer
O Krause vs B Leussen, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Philidor Defense: General (C41) 0-1 White moved the f-pawn
V Borisenko-Belova vs E D Epstein, 1981 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Damiano. Kholmov Gambit (C42) 0-1 U10 - pay heed!
Grischuk vs S Guliev, 1993 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Damiano. Kholmov Gambit (C42) 1-0 Study this!
Kholmov vs A Belousov, 1974 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Capablanca was 12 years old when this game took place
L Paredes vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game Declined 3...Nf6 (C44) 1-0 How to mate on h-file
M Ikonomopoulou vs L Samanic, 2010
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Cochrane-Anderssen Var (C44) 0-1Q sac, Arabian #
Reiner vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. London Def (C44) 0-1 Pin, B fork
C Lehmann vs Zukertort, 1864 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Game 4 Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti
A Meek vs Morphy, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Variation (C45) 0-1 Dbl Check Mate!!
A Miller vs Chernev, 1928 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Potter Var (C45) 1-0 Common Q&N#
Oskar Oglaza vs Vsevolod Timofeev, 2017
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45) 1-0 N gets pinned
Martin vs Pompei, 1955 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Tarrasch vs NN, 1880 
(C45) Scotch Game, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch G. Kside Var (C45) 1-0 Black unlocks his own back door
D Mueller vs Werra, 1941 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46) 1-0 K walk
T Bagatsch vs J Hesse, 2005 
(C46) Three Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical Var (C48) 1-0 Greco Mate!
Metger vs Wemmers, 1878 
(C48) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian Var (C50) 1-0Don't miss your unpins!
C Morrow vs G Finegold, 1992 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Spearhead into smothered mate
B Hoffmann vs E Heilmann, 1904 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian, Deutz Gambit (C55) 1-0 Get dare firstest w/da mostest
Koltanowski vs Furst, 1960 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Italian mini, 2Knights Def. Open Variation (C55) 1-0 Qd5 wins N
R Snyder vs Ellis, 1972 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

Italian Game Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0Black horse had blinders on
Kraiko vs Kreie, 1979 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 If KxNe6, then Qf5 mate.
W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Game 51 in 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Marshall vs Tarrasch, 1910 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Long Var (C55) 1-0 R deflection
Maroczy vs Vidmar, 1922 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 0-1 8.Re1+ Kf8
Muller vs Bayer, 1908 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit, Max Lange Atk (C55) 1-0 Deflection Sac
B Kazic vs B Vukovic, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 8.Re1+ Kf8
C W Brown vs Gibbs, 1918 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 0-1 Pile on
Spielmann vs Reti, 1913 
(C56) Two Knights, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. Bxf7+ (C60) 1-0 Remove the Guard
D Colton vs R Dermer, 1969 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

A real thriller between two great composers. Take a look!
F Healey vs J Kling, 1859 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Tactics - all kinds!
Carlsen vs T Bae, 2006 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Rio de Janeiro Var (C67) 1-0 links
Capablanca vs E Corzo, 1901 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C73) 1-0 Video link
O Feuer vs O'Kelly, 1934 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Archangelsk Var (C78) 0-1Philidor's Legacy
P Avgousti vs C Uzman, 1970 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1-0 busted Ps
A Guerrero Rodriguez vs A Driza, 2004 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Open Var (C80) 1-0 Pure Anastasia's Mate!
W Berryman vs E Straat, 1919 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 14 moves, 1-0

A real circus follows an early queen sacrifice
Keene vs E Fielder, 1964  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Scandinavian Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 1-0 Q fork backfires
J Kamps vs H Van Ginkel, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 5 moves, 1-0

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

Scandinavian Def: Modern (B01) 1-0 Spearhead on long diagonal
Baldur Heidar Sigurdsson vs Idunn Helgadottir, 2018
(B01) Scandinavian, 17 moves, 1-0

Center Counter 3.d4 e5 (B01) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
de Firmian vs Granda Zuniga, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def., Scandi Var. Geschev Gambit (B02) 0-1 Legall's #
NN vs G Geshev, 1935 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Maroczy Var (B02) 0-1 Q trap
NN vs F Rhine, 1977 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Bc4 vs Modern Def: Bg7 (B06) 1-0 B & Q trapped on Kside
K Wong vs C Carrero, 2008 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 39 Smothered Mate in 6!
Keres vs E Arlamowski, 1950 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 6 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Breyer Var (B10) 0-1 B sac busts P shield
S Voitsekhovsky vs I Khairullin, 2013 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 0-1

C-K Mieses Attack. Landau G. (B12) 1-0 Bone in throat, Q sac
C A S Damant vs NN, 1932 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Quick learner
Alekhine vs Eliskases, 1939 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line (B15) 0-1 Attacking w/a hanger
D Cinca vs T Heedt, 2004 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 5 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann: Karpov (B17) 1-0 Sacrifice only if U can follow up
M Z Ali vs B Westin, 1987 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Def. Classical(B18) 1-0 Nxf7 sacrifice, B&Q Spearhead
I A Horowitz vs I Gudju, 1931 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) 0-1 "Knight-teen moves!"
P Potemkin vs Alekhine, 1912 
(B20) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) 0-1 Missed Q sac for #
Theo Hart vs T Zietlow, 1993 
(B20) Sicilian, 8 moves, 0-1

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

Sic Closed Chameleon Miniature (B23) 0-1Hole/Smothered Mate
Marjanovic vs I Zhivanov, 1946 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 6 moves, 0-1

"Are you smarter than a fifth-grader?"
Carlsen vs P N Royset, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. General (B30) 0-1 f6 invites open diagonal
NN vs F Rhine, 2019 
(B30) Sicilian, 10 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40) · 1-0 Smothered Mate
Margave vs NN, 1976 
(B40) Sicilian, 8 moves, 1-0

G4: The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas by Christoph Scheerer
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 24.?
Lutikov vs Tal, 1965 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. ML (B52) 0-1 N sac offer to promote
Short vs Kasparov, 1987 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 56 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Dbl Discovered +
O Martius vs K Darga, 1958 
(B53) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Overworked Rook
Lutikov vs Tal, 1955 
(B53) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Levenfish (B71) 1-0 Zwischenzug N capture+ 1st
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Dragon. Classical Var General (B72) 1-0 Discovery
Chandler vs R L Perry, 1977 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 18 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf Polugayevsky Var Simagin Line (B96) 1-0 Cntr smash!
Tal vs NN, 1963 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs Opening 1.e3 (A00) 0-1 Damiano's Mate
Moll vs Falkbeer, 1864 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 One B exits, another B enters
P Morriss vs J McDonnell, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 4 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 0-1 Q sac tags NN in six!
NN vs Du Mont, 1802 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Delayed Fool's Mate: Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) · 0-1
J Bodvarsson vs F Olafsson, 1947 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 0-1 The worst way to start
Van Kessel vs Rensen, 1990 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

"The English Impatient" (game of the day Dec-19-2018)
D Andreikin vs Karjakin, 2010 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

"Lucky Rabbit's Foot" (game of the day Jan-09-2008)
R F Combe vs W Hasenfuss, 1933 
(A43) Old Benoni, 4 moves, 0-1

Gibaud denied ever having fallen for this trap...
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky (A45) 0-1 Similar back rank assault by Black
S Terentiev vs J Gallagher, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

The shortest decisive master game (not a forfeit or protest)
Z Djordjevic vs M Kovacevic, 1984 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 0-1

Benoni Indian bites London Stem (A45) 0-1 P fork trick, Q+ fork
Shuler vs C S Hall, 1990 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 6 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack: Edge Variation (A45) 1-0 Stunning Discovery
Mamedyarov vs J Polgar, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Build A Bridge
K Richter vs Alekhine, 1941 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: Fajarowicz - Steiner Var (A51) 0-1 Smothered Mate
K Lagha vs E Contedini, 1960 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def: Taimanov Var (A67) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Gulko vs Savon, 1978 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Dutch Miniature; She snatches b2 and pays for it
Vaisser vs A Mutzner, 1988 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

"Bittersweet Blitterswijk" (game of the day Feb-16-2005)
Winants vs S van Blitterswijk, 2004 
(A80) Dutch, 26 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Hopton Attack (A80) 0-1 Swarming Ns, threat of pin
A Donchenko vs C van Oosterom, 2011
(A80) Dutch, 16 moves, 0-1

Janzen-Korchnoi Gambit 2.h3 3.g4 (A80) 1-0 h-file attack, Qg6#
J Bandres Carballo vs D Bustos Serrano, 2001 
(A80) Dutch, 6 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 0-1 P rollers
Giri vs T Hillarp Persson, 2009 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Defense (D12) · 0-1
Buhmann vs Shirov, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Alapin Var (D16) 0-1 Who captures who? No luft.
D Gormally vs I Krush, 2001 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

QGA Q's Knight Var (D31) 0-1 Active vs inactive queen
Alapin vs S Von Freymann, 1912 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 37 in 'Lasker's Manual of Chess' by Emanuel Lasker
Przepiorka vs W Cohn, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Q sac
Vaisser vs S Desbonnes, 1993 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

The Fireside Book of Chess [Game 176] The Perfect Game, p. 387
Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1894  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

"Miles to Go" (game of the day Nov-14-2017)
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 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 Modern. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 Instructive notes by Mason
Pillsbury vs Burn, 1895  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 1-0 Attack Masterpiece
Rubinstein vs Teichmann, 1908 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

G27: The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Alekhine vs Maroczy, 1931 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs M Yudovich Sr., 1933 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

NID: Panov Attack. Main Line (E54) 1-0 basic tactics on the 6th
T Sachdev vs F Alinoori, 2001 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 29 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: General (C44) 1-0 Q deflection for R roller!
S Levitsky vs A Rabinovich, 1912 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: General (C44) 1-0 Converting advantage in R ending
Blackburne vs Francis Sheehy Skeffington, 1903 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Gunsberg Var (C46) 1-0 Kside Scorcher!
L Didier vs Janowski, 1893 
(C46) Three Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: Steinitz-Rosenthal Var(C46) 1-0 #Pattern
M Movsisyan vs T Patton, 2004 
(C46) Three Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46) 1-0 W runs B circles
T Roosink vs M Bergkamp, 2004 
(C46) Three Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Four Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46) 1-0 K walk
G Minchev vs A Turzo, 2004 
(C46) Three Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

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

QGD: Pillsbury Attack (D55) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1904 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

Martin Weteschnik's book"Understanding Chess Tactics", page 151
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

35. "An ideal example of 'accumulation of small advantages'"
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

QGD: Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 2nd brilliancy prize
Capablanca vs Vidmar, 1922 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange Var (D30) 0-1 Brilliancy
P F Johner vs Rubinstein, 1922 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

Their fifth meeting - a short sharp draw by perpetual check
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1924 
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD: Orthodox Def. Henneberger Var (D63) 1-0 N raid
I Rabinovich vs Bogoljubov, 1925
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD: Cambridge Springs Variation (D52) 0-1 30...?
D Zaslavsky vs Botvinnik, 1926 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 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

Colle System 4.c4 BxNf3 (D04) 1-0 34.?
Colle vs W Fairhurst, 1927 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

"Foot to the Flohr" (game of the day Feb-07-2018)
Alekhine vs Flohr, 1931 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def. Goglidze Attack (D70) 1-0 Arabian Mate Awaits
Fine vs Dake, 1933 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD: Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Enter the 6th
Reshevsky vs H Steiner, 1942
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Copycat / Reversed Semi-Tarrasch (D04) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Ed. Lasker vs I A Horowitz, 1946 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 1-0 30.?
Botvinnik vs Szabo, 1946 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Romih Var (D46) 1-0 KEG annotates!
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 92 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman
Smyslov vs Keres, 1948 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

QGD vs Stonewall Def (D30) 1-0 Which rook battery wins?
Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Var (D32) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Spassky vs Geller, 1956 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 82 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Furman, 1959 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exch. Classical Var (D86) 1-0 Q sac for passer
Larsen vs B Soderborg, 1957
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 40 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Spassky Var (D87) 1-0 Stockfish
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Three Knts. Burille Var (D94) 1-0Stockfish notes
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 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

G58 in Mammoth Book-World's Greatest Games by Nunn/Burgess/Emms
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD: Anti-Tartakower Var (D55) 1/2-1/2 Tactics
Tal vs Geller, 1978 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Troublesome Priest" (game of the day Mar-14-2016)
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

QGA Central Var. Modern Def (D20) 1-0 A good old fashioned whip
Kasparov vs Deep Thought, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 19 in How to Crush your Chess Opponents by Simon Williams
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 0-1
K Spraggett vs Beliavsky, 1985 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 447 in Chess Informant Best Games 401-500
Kasparov vs Andersson, 1988 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 38 moves, 1-0

QGD: Exchange. Positional Variation (D35) 1-0 Wireplay
Kasparov vs M Thiruchelvam, 1998 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

"The Pearl of Wijk aan Zee" (game of the day Feb-02-2016)
Cifuentes Parada vs Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Karpov vs Shirov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 19 in Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking by Neil McDonald.
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

QGD: Miles Variation (D53) 1-0 22.?
Kramnik vs Short, 1995 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 40 in Winning Chess Middlegames by Ivan Sokolov.
Lautier vs Short, 1999 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 30 moves, 0-1

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

Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1990), Lyon FRA, rd
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Barczay Indian (A50) 1-0 Watch the B-Q threats!
Piket vs M Bosboom, 1999 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Colle 3.c3 vs Krause Var (D02) 1-0central exchanges, dueling Bs
Maroczy vs Olland, 1922 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

QGA: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 He missed his shot!
H Gifford vs B W Blijdenstein, 1873 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 52 moves, 1-0

"Seventh Heaven" (game of the day Jul-12-2015)
Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2014 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Line (E40) 1-0 blindfold
Koltanowski vs La Mer, 1939 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 32 moves, 1-0

NID: Romanishin. English Hybrid (E20) 1-0 R ending played out
Nimzo-8 vs Gambit Tiger, 2001 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 97 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Saemisch Var (D35) 1-0
Van Wely vs Van Kampen, 2014 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD: Harrwitz Attk. Two Knts Def Blockade Line (D37) 1-0 notes
Anand vs Nakamura, 2015 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Dortmund Sparkassen (2009), Dortmund GER, rd 8, Jul-10
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. ML (D37) 1-0 Black IQP
Carlsen vs Short, 2004 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

"Norwegian Blue" (game of the day Jul-04-2017)
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2017 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Blumenfeld (D49)0-1 44+ pages kibitz
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

QGD: Modern Var. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 ready for the bridge
Vidmar vs P Krueger, 1914 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 84 moves, 1-0

QID: Fianchetto Traditional (E15) 1/2-1/2 Lone N defends promo
Tingjie Lei vs Iturrizaga Bonelli, 2018 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Var (E30) 0-1 Horwitz Bishops
Tartakower vs J G Baay, 1920 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 28 moves, 0-1

NID. Normal. Bernstein Def (E58) 1-0 Sacrifices to promote!
V Iordachescu vs S Feller, 2011 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 85 moves, 1-0

White should sac doubled f-pawn (82.f7!) to gain the opposition
T Batchimeg vs I Zenyuk, 2008 
(E92) King's Indian, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 2-for-1
M Quinn vs Shirov, 2001 
(E97) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

A TACTICAL CONCEPT/TERMINOLOGY LESSON IN ONE MOVE
M Jadoul vs Karpov, 1986 
(B44) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Double Gambit Accepted (C56) 0-1 K&P endgame
F Hebert vs O Ulvestad, 1952 
(C56) Two Knights, 41 moves, 0-1

Opposite colours Bishops ending drawn though 3 pawns down
Maroczy vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening: Exchange Variation Main Line (A00) 1/2-1/2 OCB
Carlsen vs Giri, 2021 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hippopotamus (A00) 1/2-1/2 weak squares allow perpetual
Rotlewi vs Duras, 1911 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Var / Zuke 'em! (A01) 1-0 Pin combo
Nakamura vs Martirosyan, 2020 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 0-1 Promotion battery
Wu Wenjin vs Li Bo, 2005 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Stonewallers must prepare for the simple, supported e5 thrust
T Zakariassen vs C F Ekeberg, 2015 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 0-1 A simple decoy threatens #
H Seidman vs Reshevsky, 1939 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

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

English Opening: Symmetrical. Two Knts (A37) 0-1 Hasty pawn
Dubov vs Arjun Erigaisi, 2021 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 53 moves, 0-1

Modern Def Bg7 vs Bg2, Bb2 (A40) 0-1 Instructive Ns battle
V Kukov vs M Petrov, 2010
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1 Slow down, look around - no hurry
R Farrell vs M Gluzman, 2001 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Wade Defense: General (A41) 0-1 a defensive sacrifice
T Karolyi Jr. vs J M Hodgson, 1989 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 25 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

Budapest Defense: Adler Var (A52) 1/2-1/2 typical Q perpetual
Y Saber vs P Michalowski, 2015
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Benoni Def: Modern Var (A56) 1-0 Black had a Q perpetual check
Lputian vs Velimirovic, 1985 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Declined. Main Line (A57) 0-1 Pins steal the win!
S Agdestein vs Vaganian, 1985 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1

brutal, instructive lesson on some pivotal ideas inthe Sicilian
Parma vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Najdorf Var (B94) 1-0 32.? & 34? Remove the Guard
L Witt vs K B McAlpine, 1966 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicil Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 By hook or by crook
E Kaya vs M G Ubaldo Suarez, 2010 
(B30) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack - why give Black the center? (A07) 0-1
A Liang vs Dominguez Perez, 2021 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 0-1

Borg Def: Borg Gambit (A40) 1/2-1/2 Keep your R on the attack!
Frederic Tinguely vs Aldric Laure, 2019 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beautiful and instructive combinative attack
Krasenkow vs Sveshnikov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

variants Symmetrical English (000) 0-1 23...? The Art of Exch
A Delannoy vs Morphy, 1858  
(000) Chess variants, 28 moves, 0-1

NID: Three Knights Variation (E21) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Tan Zhongyi vs U Udupitiya, 2016 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Breyer Var (B10) 0-1 Instructive tactical finish
J Schuyler vs J Frenklakh, 1995 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 0-1

French Def: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 0-1 Unstoppable Passer
Schlechter vs Burn, 1897 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 0-1

NID: Reshevsky Var (E46) 0-1 Hanging pawns, counting error
Lubensky vs Petrosian, 1949 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 21 moves, 0-1

Game 90 of 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 - Alekhine
Petrov vs R Grau, 1939 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal Var (C69) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Nunn vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 20 moves, 0-1

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