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99 Promotions/Attempts, Some Better Than Os Eve
Compiled by fredthebear

It's a lot like asking a woman out on a date. Your pawn structure and tempo definitely have an affect on the result.

"My will is mine...I shall not make it soft for you." ― Aeschylus, Agamemnon

"Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, chess battles." ― Garry Kasparov

"After we have paid our dutiful respects to such frigid virtues as calculation, foresight, self-control and the like, we always come back to the thought that speculative attack is the lifeblood of chess." — Fred Reinfeld

"Age brings wisdom to some men, and to others chess." ― Evan Esar

"There is no jewel in the world comparable to learning; no learning so excellent both for Prince and subject, as knowledge of laws; and no knowledge of any laws so necessary for all estates and for all causes, concerning goods, lands or life, as the common laws of England." ― Sir Edward Coke

"Without integrity and honor, having everything means nothing." ― Robin Sharma

"I am no longer cursed by poverty because I took possession of my own mind, and that mind has yielded me every material thing I want, and much more than I need. But this power of mind is a universal one, available to the humblest person as it is to the greatest." ― Andrew Carnegie

"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us." ― Winston S. Churchill

* Famous players and their chess quotes:

* My killer chess secret - it's not what you might think:

* Underpromotions: Game Collection: Games With Two Knight Promotions

This poem is dedicated to all Caissa members
who strive to checkmate their opponents.

The Aroused Bishop

Whispered the pawn to the curious knight
You jump one square up and two to the right
On the diagonal where our queen lays in wait.
I will move up from b-seven to b- eight.
On the opposite side, no, no screamed the queen
Realizing she should have been heard not seen.
Because there, only hidden partially by the walls She saw him standing juggling his little balls.
The bishop so aroused by all of this inter-play
Could not, no he could not help but howlingly say: Oh, oh sweet queen you are mine for the take
While your checkmated king will burn at the stake.

Fredthebear created this collection.

Judy Ponceby, Ohio Feb 2011
Childhood Games


Girlfriends running, twirling, too.
Taking turns out in the sun.
Skip and hop across the board.
Leap over the marked one.


Red right foot,
Bodies blend.
Green left hand
Twist and bend
Blue left foot,
Over extend.
Yellow right hand
In a body pile, again.


Pawns in play,
Knights abound.
King in check,
Queens around.
Pieces falling one by one
Check and Mate is the sound.


Tag! You're It.
Running wild.
Laughing, screaming,
Swift little child.


Rope atwirling overhead.
Jump when its under.
Singsong chanting
Sounds like thunder.


Red men, Black men.
Jump on a diagonal.
King me, king me
Gonna jump a handful

Kick the Can

Running down the street.
Kicking that can.
Swarm of kiddies
Chasing past the man.

Hopscotch. Twister. Chess. Tag.
Checkers. Kick the Can. Jumprope.

Proverbs of Solomon 4
A Father's Instruction

1Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction;

pay attention and gain understanding.

2For I give you sound teaching;

do not abandon my directive.

3When I was a son to my father,

tender and the only child of my mother,

4he taught me and said,

"Let your heart lay hold of my words;

keep my commands and you will live.

5Get wisdom, get understanding;

do not forget my words or turn from them.

6Do not forsake wisdom, and she will preserve you;

love her, and she will guard you.

7Wisdom is supreme; so acquire wisdom.

And whatever you may acquire, a gain understanding.

8Prize her, and she will exalt you;

if you embrace her, she will honor you.

9She will set a garland of grace on your head;

she will present you with a crown of beauty."

10Listen, my son, and receive my words,

and the years of your life will be many.

11I will guide you in the way of wisdom;

I will lead you on straight paths.

12When you walk, your steps will not be impeded;

when you run, you will not stumble.

13Hold on to instruction; do not let go.

Guard it, for it is your life.

14Do not set foot on the path of the wicked

or walk in the way of evildoers.

15Avoid it; do not travel on it.

Turn from it and pass on by.

16For they cannot sleep

unless they do evil;

they are deprived of slumber

until they make someone fall.

17For they eat the bread of wickedness

and drink the wine of violence.

18The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,

shining brighter and brighter until midday.

19But the way of the wicked is like the darkest gloom;

they do not know what makes them stumble.

20My son, pay attention to my words;

incline your ear to my sayings.

21Do not lose sight of them;

keep them within your heart.

22For they are life to those who find them,

and health to the whole body.

23Guard your heart with all diligence,

for from it flow springs of life.

24Put away deception from your mouth;

keep your lips from perverse speech.

25Let your eyes look forward;

fix your gaze straight ahead.

26Make a level path for your feet,

and all your ways will be sure.

27Do not swerve to the right or to the left;

turn your feet away from evil.

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

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

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Vienna structure (A00) 0-1 Promotion
J Exposito Amaro vs Movsziszian, 2017 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

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

Pawns can move in 5 different ways.
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

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

Bird Opening: Bg2 vs Bg7 Copycat (A02) 0-1 Passed P, Exposed K
L Nicholls vs P Macdonald, 2016 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02) 1-0 a plethora of pins
Zukertort vs NN, 1869 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Bg4-Ne5 (A03) 1-0 Hungry Pawn
L Nicholls vs R L Perry, 2016
(A03) Bird's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening (A04) 1-0 Commanding White queen!
R Jumabayev vs S Chanda, 2020 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Pirc Invitation (A04) 0-1 The wrong defense
S Fazekas vs N Littlewood, 1963 
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 1-0 Stylish promotion
J Adamski vs A Backlund, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 blitz
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2018 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

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

KIA e5 vs Copycat c5 (A07) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
A Reinhard vs Fischer, 1963 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) 0-1 zingers passed by
C Monroy vs T Nabaty, 2013 
(A09) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

English vs Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 0-1 Clear the way
O Badelka vs J Zhou, 2020
(A13) English, 31 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13) 0-1Promotion, Q drops in #
Gulko vs S Agdestein, 1990 
(A13) English, 30 moves, 0-1

Jan-04-21 loud: video analysis by GM Danny King
Carlsen vs Dubov, 2020 
(A15) English, 38 moves, 0-1

King's English. General (A20) 0-1 Feel the rage!
Suba vs G Milos, 1992 
(A20) English, 32 moves, 0-1

King's English. Hungarian Attack (A25) 0-1 Get the Q in close!
Korchnoi vs Sakaev, 2001 
(A25) English, 32 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 28...?
C Bielicki vs Smyslov, 1964 
(A28) English, 30 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto Lines (A29) 1-0 Corresp
A Shaw vs A de Groot, 1998 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 28 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. General (A30) 0-1 Beat 'em to the
J Rapport vs A Muzychuk, 2016 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 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

Old Benoni. Russian Variation (A44) 1-0 notes by Stockfish
W Hanstein vs von der Lasa, 1841 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Grünfeld Reversed Dbl Fio (A49) 1-0Trade off
Barcza vs J Balogh, 1941 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 20 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense: Alekhine Var (A52) 1-0 promotion
S Williams vs N Miezis, 2004
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: General (A80) 0-1 Pins
J F Malta vs Bird, 1880 
(A80) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Balogh Def (A82) 1-0 Sacrificial attack
Euwe vs H Weenink, 1923 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Queen's Knight Var (A85) 1-0 tactical flourish
G Welling vs J A Nilssen, 1997 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 28 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def: Leningrad. Matulovic Var (A89) 0-1 Pawn storm
A Kremenietsky vs T Rendle, 2000 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 28 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Impressive pawn majority will promote
S Boden vs Owen, 1858 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: General (B00) 1-0 Connected passers w/support
A Guest vs W Donisthorpe, 1886 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 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

Nimzowitsch Defense: General (B00) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Euwe vs L Prins, 1936 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Classical 5...Bf5 (B01) 0-1 0-0 vs 0-0-0
M Kravtsiv vs A Tzermiadianos, 2012
(B01) Scandinavian, 33 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 ML (B01) 1-0 Kside Pawn storm, promotion
S Savitskiy vs S Huguet, 2010
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Two Knights. Suttles Var (B06) 0-1 Passer
G Gresser vs N Gaprindashvili, 1963 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: d6, Bg7 Defense (B06) 0-1 Crossfire w/N sac!
O Renet vs M Todorcevic, 1989 
(B06) Robatsch, 23 moves, 0-1

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

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

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Blitz
Nunn vs Carlos Laplaza Ara, 1992
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Short Var 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (B12) 1-0
S Sjugirov vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Def (B12) 1-0 passer
Kryvoruchko vs N Umudova, 2019 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Chameleon (B20) · 1-0
P Brochet vs A Hunt, 2010
(B20) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Black promotes and loses soon after!
P Motwani vs P Rockwell, 1974 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 15 moves, 1-0

Sic Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Kan (B21) 1-0 See Blog notes
M Esserman vs V Martirosov, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 0-1 Passer allows capture
M Dean vs M Burrows, 2014
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B23) 1-0 promote and mate w/new Q
A Illner vs D Klein, 2012
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Promotion mate is next!
A Escobar Forero vs B Miller, 2006 
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Sacs for promotion!
M Levin vs A Makarov, 1957
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1 Promotion
Romanishin vs Hort, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

Paulsen. Bastrikov Var Ponomariov Gambit (B48) 0-1
A Kornev vs J Geller, 2007 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

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

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

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Classical Var (B63) 1-0
D Kokarev vs A Esipenko, 2014
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. General (B70) 0-1 Promotion #
K Elflow vs A Matsuo, 2004
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B78) 1-0 Hot water for both Ks
J Rowson vs D Tan, 2002 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack (B81) 1-0
Naiditsch vs P Schlosser, 2005 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0
N Carlin vs A S Zilberberg, 1982 
(B89) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf (B90) 0-1Battery long diagonal, passed P
J Klavins vs Tal, 1958 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B96) 1-0 Tringovometry
G Tringov vs S Martinovic, 1978 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

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

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 1-0Like a Rocky Marciano KO!!
I Nikolayev vs B Makovetsky, 1979 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit Qxe5 (C02) 0-1
T Gossell vs Shulman, 2002
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

best game prize which was £1000
Chandler vs Vaganian, 1986 
(C18) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Vienna (C26) 1-0 Blindfold Simul; promotion
Blackburne vs C W Wilkins, 1897 
(C28) Vienna Game, 31 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer CG. Nimzowitsch-Marshall Countergambit (C31) 0-1
Teichmann vs Marshall, 1905 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

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

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

KGA. Fischer Def (C34) 1-0 Eight-year-old gives exhibition!!
Reshevsky vs G W Beaumont, 1920 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

KGA. Cunningham Defense (C35) 0-1 Promotion Capitulation
NN vs D Ponziani, 1769 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 10 moves, 0-1

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Def (C39) 1-0 blindfold
Steinitz vs C E Ranken, 1870 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Fraser Defense (C40) 1-0 sting in the tail
Duras vs A Neumann, 1903 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

White is up the exchange and two pawns but loses
R Kobs vs P Hammer, 1987 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

King Pawn Game: McConnell Defense (C40) 0-1 Blindfold bash
L O Hesse vs Sophia Hesse, 1897 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 0-1 KEG annotates!
W Cohn vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

Ponziani Opening: General (C44) 1-0 greedy pawn-grabbing
R Hodgson vs F K Esling, 1893 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Middlegame Combinations by Peter Romanovsky
K Sterk vs Marshall, 1912 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

The Chess World 1867/68, p. 451
Loyd vs S Rosenthal, 1867 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 1-0

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

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 0-1
W Winter vs G J Wood, 1948 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 1-0 Sally says...
G Chandler vs R Ratcliff, 1983 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Slow Var (C52) 1-0 Q promo #!!
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1 1Q vs 2Qs
Kasparov vs Lautier, 1994 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Trad Line (C54)1-0 Notes
Janowski vs A Goetz, 1891  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 0-1Too Wild and Wooly
Reti vs Lasker, 1908 
(C56) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 promo
Leko vs Mamedyarov, 2006 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 0-1 R battery beats a Q
K Nadporoshky vs Botvinnik, 1925 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 0-1 R pair is dbl forked
Yates vs Bogoljubov, 1924 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 0-1 keep the passer
H Hamdouchi vs Karpov, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 35 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack Qf3 (D00) 1-0 Kingside P roller breaks through
Showalter vs Janowski, 1899 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 KEG annotates!
W Napier vs C S Howell, 1901 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

London System vs Dbl Fio Bg7, Bb7 (D02) 0-1 Rook on 2nd
Larsen vs B Andersen, 1960 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

QGD Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Common unpin wins in 11
D Genz vs D Boehmer, 1985 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 1-0

G5: Positional Masterpieces of 2012-2015 by Naiditsch & Balogh
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Amazing passed pawn example! D11 1-0 39
Mamedyarov vs Y Wang, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 0-1 video link
A Donchenko vs Caruana, 2021 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

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

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

Game 364 in Chess Informant Best Games 301-400
Karpov vs Chandler, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD: Three Knights. General 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (D37)1-0 g-pawn thrust
So vs Nakamura, 2020 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

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

"Epic of Gilg" (game of the day Aug-28-2020)
Eliskases vs Gilg, 1934 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Goglidze Attk 3.f3 (D70) 1-0Disc+ nabs Q next
J Bernasek vs M Konopka, 2006 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Find the finish
V Akobian vs J L Hilton, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake Variation (A10) 1-0 Q trap
Smyslov vs S Schweber, 1966 
(A10) English, 30 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Two Knights Line (A37) 0-1 P race
W Schinzel vs A Planinc, 1979 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 72 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Averbakh Var (A42) 0-1 Connected passers
W Heinig vs Knaak, 1974 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 56 moves, 0-1

Game 1 in "Lasker's Manual of Chess" by Emanuel Lasker
Capablanca vs Yates, 1924 
(A48) King's Indian, 77 moves, 1-0

Budapest Def: Alekhine Var (A52) 1-0 Central passer, battery
Fine vs G Page, 1933 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Classical. Stonewall Var (A95) 0-1 Promotion
E Keller-Herrmann vs N Hruskova-Belska, 1949 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 78 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian. Advance Var (B00) 1-0
S Bernstein vs H R Morris, 1940
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Exchange Var (B03) 0-1 B pair vs R pair
D Coleman vs T Hillarp Persson, 1999 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Czech Def both 0-0-0 (B07) 1-0 Nxf7 is immune
Keres vs Ufimtsev, 1967 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

22...? is #150 in Lev Alburt's 'Chess Training Pocket Book'.
Pilnik vs Geller, 1955 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 5 in 'The Blockade' by Aron Nimzowitsch
Nimzowitsch vs Spielmann, 1920 
(C02) French, Advance, 61 moves, 1-0

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

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C14) 1-0 Impressive wings
Li Shilong vs Huang Qiming, 2005 
(C14) French, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

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

KGA. Modern Def (C36) 1-0 Q sacrifices here and there
L Svenonius vs M Levertin, 1876 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Urusov Gambit (C42) 0-1 White can't win w/two Qs
R Franz vs Mayet, 1858 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 1-0 Stockfish notes
So vs Y Yu, 2019 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Ng5 (C55) 1-0 Long K hunt
Kolisch vs R Steel, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 237 in 'Soviet Chess 1917-1991' by Andrew Soltis
Short vs Ivanchuk, 1989 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Gedult Gambit (D00) 1-0Q sac for promo
A E Blackmar vs A Lapeyre, 1882 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Colle System Ne5 Stonewall (D05) 1-0 U.S. Open
D Root vs S Rubin, 1991 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

QGA. Classical Def. Alekhine System ML (D29) 1-0 Outside passer
P Kiriakov vs I Krush, 2001 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 171 in The Guinness Book of Chess GMs by William Hartston
Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 38 in 'A Passion for Chess' by Reuben Fine
Reshevsky vs Fine, 1938 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

a textbook example of winning w/a CENTRAL PASSED P in the MG
Epishin vs Polugaevsky, 1993 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Transposes from a Bogo; Sac to create a passer
Petrosian vs Kholmov, 1982 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

QID: Classical. Traditional Var (E17) 0-1 Promotion
I Maris vs H de Groot, 2013 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

KID: Four Pawns Attack. Normal Attack (E77) 0-1 Sacs to promote
L Schulman vs Petrosian, 1967 
(E77) King's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Hippopotamus (A00) 1-0 Lawn Mower Mate
E Postny vs E Inarkiev, 2004 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Hippopotamus (A00) 0-1 Promotion and prevention
P J Draganova vs M Voyska, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio Ret vs Polish Def (A04) 0-1Black has lengthy initiative
Ravi Rakshitta vs S Maze, 2020 
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Copycat Dble Fianchettoes (A04) 1-0 No easy finish
Smyslov vs O H Castro Rojas, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Flohr vs Lasker, 1936 
(A06) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Alekseenko's Best
Karjakin vs K Alekseenko, 2019 
(A06) Reti Opening, 89 moves, 0-1

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

King's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1 Connected passed pawns
P D Bolland vs H E Price, 1925 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 72 moves, 0-1

KIA Dbl Fio vs Lasker's NY System (A07) 1-0 Zugzwang ending!
Reshevsky vs J Sunye Neto, 1977 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 65 moves, 1-0

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

English Opening: Great Snake Variation (A10) 1-0 Zwischenzug
S J Solomon vs R Nanjo, 2004 
(A10) English, 45 moves, 1-0

English vs Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A13) 0-1 overworked pawn
L Christiansen vs J N Jacobs, 1974 
(A13) English, 27 moves, 0-1

English vs Anglo-Indian Def. KID Formation (A15) 1-0 Zugzwang
Y Wang vs P Maghsoodloo, 2016 
(A15) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Zuke 'em vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Pass a pawn and push it.
M Richter vs M Thinius, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack BxNf6 exBf6 w/g6 (A45) 0-1 2 White Q's lose
C Depasquale vs P Chan, 1986 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: London System (A48) 0-1 Get yo' Rs ready first!
S Krivoshey vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A48) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A56) · 1-0
Hort vs Z Doda, 1964 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

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

LEARN CHESS TACTICS by John Nunn, Chapter 1, Fork.
Lautier vs L Karlsson, 1999 
(A81) Dutch, 41 moves, 1-0

QGD Bg5 Dutch Stonewall Bd6 (A84) 0-1 Sac for promotion
V Da Vilhete vs E Lin, 2014
(A84) Dutch, 75 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Rubinstein Var (A84) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858  
(A84) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Classical Var (A84) 0-1 Remove the Guard
Reti vs K Havasi, 1912 
(A84) Dutch, 41 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Rubinstein Variation (A84) · 1-0
Alekhine vs B Hallegua, 1914 
(A84) Dutch, 44 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def. Stonewall. Modern Bd6 (A90) 0-1 Perpetual+ prevented
Van Wely vs M Ulybin, 2003 
(A90) Dutch, 39 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

Alekhine Def: Four Pawns Attack (B03) 1-0 Immortal Rook Sacrif
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Two Knights. Suttles Var (B06) 0-1
P Vaitonis vs Suttles, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 88 in The Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time by J. Emms
F Braga vs Timman, 1982 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attk. Modern Def (B13) 1-0 Stockfish; 24.?
Dake vs Alekhine, 1932 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 38 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Exchange. Rubinstein Var (B13) 1-0 Qs exchange
Rubinstein vs J Davidson, 1921 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov Var (B17) 1-0 blitz; Stockfish notes
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Wing Gambit (B20) 1-0 Simul Exhibition
Lasker vs A Gadsby, 1908 
(B20) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed. Botvinnik Defense I Edge Var (B25) 0-1
L Day vs S Barbeau, 1980
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 0-1

Game 129 in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by J. Watson
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Hugely mistaken notes admitted
Ding Yixin vs Z Tan, 2012 
(B32) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Outside passer
So vs R Mamedov, 2015 
(B32) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Game 25 in My Best Games of Chess by Vishy Anand w/John Nunn
Adams vs Anand, 1993 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Four Knts. Exchange (B45) 0-1 Stockfish; 22...?
A Reggio vs J Mieses, 1903 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 0-1 Exch Sac
Geller vs Andersson, 1981 
(B83) Sicilian, 72 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical General (B83) 0-1 55...?
H Munoz Sotomayor vs H Salazar Jacob, 1990 
(B83) Sicilian, 59 moves, 0-1

Chess Review magazine article by Hans Kmoch, 1957
Janosevic vs M Udovcic, 1957 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Main Line Brilliancy (B99) 1-0 24.?
V Lyukmanov vs D Jabot, 1998 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 30 moves, 1-0

French Def: Horwitz Attk. Papa-Ticulat Gambit (C00) 1-0 I'll Be
T Gelashvili vs G Mahia, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 61 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 Defense: Advance Var 7.Be2 Nf5 (C02) 0-1
L Barden vs P N Wallis, 1949
(C02) French, Advance, 36 moves, 0-1

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

French Def: Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 0-1 Video link
Vitiugov vs J van Foreest, 2020 
(C11) French, 62 moves, 0-1

French Alekhine-Chatard Attk. Albin-Chatard G. (C13) Stalemate
Albin vs A Csank, 1890 
(C13) French, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: Winawer. Advance (C19) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1976 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

Danish G. Declined, Sorensen Def (C21) 0-1 Hook? No, Uppercut!
J Perlis vs Blackburne, 1907 
(C21) Center Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1/2-1/2 Correspondence
San Diego vs Washington, 1929
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1-0 Extra pawns
Dubois vs Dufresne, 1863
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 46 moves, 1-0

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

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39) 0-1 promotion
A Sharko vs O Sarapu, 1984
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Mieses Variation (C45) 0-1 20...?
Macieja vs H Kallio, 1999 
(C45) Scotch Game, 60 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1-0 Unpreventable Back Ranker
J Christiansen vs Makhnev, 2017
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Nimzowitsch (Paulsen) (C49) 0-1 promotion
Kasparian vs Korchnoi, 1952 
(C49) Four Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Italian Var (C50) 1-0 U12 allows a passer?
M Boudechiche vs A Debbeche, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical. Center Holding Var (C53) 1-0 Remove the Def
Spielmann vs H W Shoosmith, 1907 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

Queen + 2 pawns vs. queen
Winawer vs Charousek, 1896 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Fischer vs A Di Camillo, 1956 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

G26: The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Chernev
Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1946 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Var (C90) 0-1 X-ray Defens suffers
I Lyskov vs G Borisenko, 1951 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0 Shrewd
Spassky vs Antoshin, 1965 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 68 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Zukertort Var (D02) 1-0Stockfish notes; Famous puzzle 47.?
Zukertort vs Englisch, 1883 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 moves, 1-0

"Sing a Song of Six Pawns" (game of the day May-26-2018)
Carlsen vs Jakovenko, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: General (D10) 1-0 Center struggle produces passer
J P Wallace vs D Gormally, 2006
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Three Knights Var (D15) 1/2-1/2 OCB
Bogoljubov vs P S Leonhardt, 1920 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

101 Winning Chess Strategies by Angus Dunnington, p. 36
Gruenfeld vs Tartakower, 1926  
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Def. / Semi-Slav Def. Accelerated (D31) 0-1 Notes
Burn vs Tarrasch, 1895  
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def: Rubinstein System (D33) 1-0 Ambitious Rooks!
O Chajes vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 42 in Bobby Fischer Rediscovered by Andrew Soltis
H Berliner vs Fischer, 1963 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 0-1

QGD: Exchange. Positional Var (D35) 1-0 Outsider passer
Portisch vs D Keller, 1956 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange Var (D41) 1/2-1/2 A race
Carlsen vs Xiong, 2020 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Normal Var (D45) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
C Bauer vs Gelfand, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: East Indian Defense (E00) 0-1 Pawn storm
W Arencibia Rodriguez vs S Kamuhangire, 1990 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 moves, 0-1

The game is printed in The Times, 2 Jan 1951, p. 6.
O'Kelly vs L Barden, 1950 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E03) 1-0 Tripled Ps destroyed ending
Smyslov vs Evans, 1952 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 65 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E03) 1/2-1/2 Know how Black draws it
Barcza vs Golombek, 1952 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 0-1 promotion
M Mchedlishvili vs R Sangma, 2014 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

Catalan, Open, Classical line (E05) 0-1 Exchange Sac Attack!
E Cordova vs A Riazantsev, 2020 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06) 0-1 21...?
Xiong vs So, 2017 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 31 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E06) 0-1
Korchnoi vs Short, 1989 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06) 1-0 triple knight fork
Dubov vs A Esipenko, 2020 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 36 moves, 1-0

Black blundered by giving up; 31...Qf6 was playable.
P Karagianis vs E Anka, 2006 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Mecking vs J Gonzalez, 2002
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

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

Bogo-Indian Def: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 B sac clears passers
G Oparin vs S Lomasov, 2017 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 86 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

QID: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Main Line (E12) 0-1 55...?
B Adhiban vs Eljanov, 2017 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

QID: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Main Line (E12) 0-1Stockfish
Piket vs Kasparov, 1999 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Kasparov-Petrosian. Kasparov Attack (E12) 1-0 Squandered
Gelfand vs K Lerner, 1987 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Promo race
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

QID: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15) 0-1
S Skembris vs T Gelashvili, 2004
(E15) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 1004 in Chess Informant Best Games. 1001-1100
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 1-0 Mutual promotions
E Ubilava vs Plachetka, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 59 moves, 1-0

(35) Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Capablanca vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID: Classical. Noa Var (E34) 0-1 Pass the h-pawn
Vachier-Lagrave vs So, 2020 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 1-0 Passed Pawn
B Verlinsky vs V Kirillov, 1931
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 34 moves, 1-0

NID: Berlin, Pirc Var (E39) 0-1
N Pogonina vs Kosteniuk, 2020 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 46 moves, 0-1

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

G53 The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Chernev
E Zagoryansky vs P Romanovsky, 1943 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 63 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: St. Petersburg Var (E43) 0-1 Stockfish
Harikrishna vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal. Bishop Attack (E47) 1-0 Q sac for protected passer
A Spiller vs E Mednis, 1951 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 25 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Ragozin Var (E51) 1-0 Endgame test
Koneru vs Kosteniuk, 2020 
(E51) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 61 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Schlechter Def (E52) 0-1 Black has the pressure
P Maletin vs A Riazantsev, 2014 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 38 moves, 0-1

Philidor's Legacy - close, but no cigar. E54 1-0 31
Janosevic vs P Dely, 1967
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 31 moves, 1-0

KID: Santassiere Var (E60) 0-1 Blitz
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2018 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 66 moves, 0-1

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

Indian Game: West Indian Defense (E61) 1-0
P Frydman vs Pelikan, 1936
(E61) King's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

KID: Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Protected passer
Rossolimo vs L Barden, 1949 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 54 moves, 1-0

KID: Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Excellent!
Tal vs R Skuja, 1955 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 43 moves, 1-0

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

KID: Normal Var (E70) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Jonathan Sarfati
J Sarfati vs R Schmaltz, 2005 
(E70) King's Indian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID: Normal. Standard Development (E73) 1-0 Q sac for a K hunt
Quinteros vs L Fernandez Novas, 1995 
(E73) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Semi-Averbakh System (E73) 0-1 Promotion
Sevian vs Robson, 2020 
(E73) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

May 2017 "Chess Life" magazine
R H Steinmeyer vs H Berliner, 1959 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

KID: Saemisch. Steiner Attack (E80) 1-0 Find the finish
I Rogers vs D Gedevanishvili, 1995 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

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

KID: Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 0-1 U10 - tempo matters
Bacrot vs McShane, 1992 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 39 moves, 0-1

Bravo, Cheparinov ! Really nice!
Y Wang vs I Cheparinov, 2007 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 54 moves, 0-1

KID: Normal. Rare Defenses (E90) 1-0 promotion; Stockfish notes
Carlsen vs A Korobov, 2020 
(E90) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Positional Defense (E94) 0-1 Promotion
J Pinter vs Tal, 1985 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 71 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox Var (E94) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Wojtaszek vs Caruana, 2021 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 39 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attk (E97) 1-0 R+ creates pinned defender
Hjartarson vs T Shaked, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

The Modern Chess Sacrifice by Leonid Shamkovich
Shamkovich vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1961 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

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

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: General (A01) 0-1 blitz video link
Jobava vs Carlsen, 2019 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 56 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 0-1 Internet blitz
P Maghsoodloo vs Carlsen, 2020 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 1-0 Q making, Q taking
Pelikan vs Menchik, 1936 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 83 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06) 0-1
Miroshnichenko vs A Rustemov, 2012 
(A06) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

KIA Dbl Fio e5 strong point vs French Def (A07) 0-1 pin robbing
V Jorquera Cabello vs E Barbosa, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 80 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening (A09) 0-1 Promotion wins the exchange
H Heinicke vs K Richter, 1938 
(A09) Reti Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

"Holy Roller, Kashdan!" (game of the day Sep-08-2020)
Kashdan vs I A Horowitz, 1936 
(A09) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening vs Bg7 & Bg4 (A06) Black invades, White scrambles
Miles vs J Murey, 1981 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

English Opening: General (A10) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Tal vs Miles, 1983 
(A10) English, 60 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Defense (A10) 0-1 Stockfish notes
De Vere vs Steinitz, 1867 
(A10) English, 76 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Advance (B12) 1-0 Qside majority produces passer
Nisipeanu vs R Dableo, 2004
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def BxNa3 (A13) 1-0 well-played
M Wadsworth vs G Flear, 2021 
(A13) English, 44 moves, 1-0

Old Benoni. Russian Var (A44) 1-0 Heavy pieces cross pin
Fine vs Santasiere, 1935 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def: General (A43) 0-1 Closed center, Kside P storm, Pin
E Perez Gosalbes vs E Diemer, 1959
(A43) Old Benoni, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Najdorf (B90) 1-0 P race yields 2 Qs vs 2 Qs
B Subramaniyam vs J Zhou, 2020 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 74 moves, 1-0

CHESS EXPLAINED: The English Opening (Franco; 2006).
Kramnik vs Z Zhang, 2004 
(A17) English, 78 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 1-0 e1=B+; no easy finish
V Malakhov vs E Shaposhnikov, 2001 
(A17) English, 64 moves, 1-0

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

White promotes his king (A18) 0-1 Gueridon Mate
A A Murray vs F Hebert, 1949 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 58 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: McDonnell Attack 4 Pawns (B21) 1-0 extra piece
Kramnik vs A Chjumachenko, 1987 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 1-0

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

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

Owen Defense / Hippo (B00) 0-1 Flight of the h-pawn
B de Jong-Muhren vs N Gaprindashvili, 2007 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 75 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights General (A28) 1-0 Rs ending passer
E Richter vs Tartakower, 1948 
(A28) English, 78 moves, 1-0

Game 135/152 My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower
Tartakower vs Keres, 1935 
(A28) English, 54 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. General (A30) 1-0 Rally!
Tal vs Velimirovic, 1977 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 Gem!
Lutikov vs O Chernikov, 1978 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Hungarian vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A00) 0-1 Kside P storm
R Tischbierek vs Chekhov, 1985 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Mecking Var (A39) 1/2-1/2
Geller vs Suetin, 1964 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 90 moves, 1/2-1/2

Owen Def. / Dutch Stonewall (A40) 1-0 Batteries, passers
J Baer vs Lasker, 1913 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

Old Benoni (A43) 1-0 deep calculation produces passer
A Galliamova vs Morozevich, 1997 
(A43) Old Benoni, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicil Scheveningen. Classical/Hedgehog (B84) 0-1 Central Passer
W Schubert vs Suba, 1986 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 0-1

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

Jobava London Sys Indian Game: General (A45) 0-1Stockfish notes
So vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2018 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Anglo-Slav. New York System (A12) 1-0 Underpromo
S Bogdanovich vs Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy, 2017 
(A12) English with b3, 86 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Polish Var (A46) 1-0 A changing plot
A Mortlock vs T Wechsler, 1929 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 0-1 Correspondence
L P Spellman vs A Pearsall, 1937 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

"The Scrapes of Rath" (game of the day Oct-20-2005)
U Rath vs L D Evans, 1981 
(A14) English, 42 moves, 0-1

Barry Attk vs Indian Game: Dbl Fianchetto(A48) 1-0 Ns&Ps ending
M Barth Stanford vs B Bok, 2009 
(A48) King's Indian, 80 moves, 1-0

Mikenas Defense (A40) 1-0 Both 0-0-0; B-Q Battery threats
S Volkov vs B Savchenko, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

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

polygamy and underpromotion in the same game
Shen Yang vs J Zhou, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 114 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: Fajarowicz Var (A51) 1-0 check out the unpin
P Rethy vs K Richter, 1941 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Three Knights. Hungarian Var (D93) 0-1 Ps disapp
Byrk vs Litvinov, 1970 
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 35 moves, 0-1

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

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

Benoni Defense: King Pawn lines (A65) · 0-1
C Frey vs M Mott-McGrath, 1966 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 44 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 0-1 Promotion won't
M Bagi vs Zvjaginsev, 2019 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 61 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Queen Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 1-0 Pawn Storm
Mikhalevski vs Azmaiparashvili, 1995 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

K's English. Troger Def (A21) 1/2-1/2 Don't jump to conclusions
I Ivanov vs Kupreichik, 1979 
(A21) English, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Normal Var (B45) 1-0 Q sac w/windmill
L'Ami vs Van Wely, 2017 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 45 moves, 1-0

Bb2, Bg2 vs Dutch Def. Bg7 (A80) 1/2-1/2 Mutual promotions
N Berry vs T Rendle, 2012 
(A80) Dutch, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Defense: General (A80) · 0-1
P Krzyzanowski vs M Goodger, 2010
(A80) Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 promotion
S Chanda vs V Gunina, 2016
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 45 moves, 1-0

English Def (A10) 0-1 resembles Matovinsky Gambit, Owen Defense
R Burnett vs J Kraai, 2004 
(A10) English, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional Line (B92) 0-1 34...?
N Delgado Ramirez vs Dominguez Perez, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Queen's Knight Var (A85) 0-1 Stockfish notes
G Neumann vs Paulsen, 1870 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 53 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Promotion+
Kasparov vs C Zelkind, 1994 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Var (B96) 1-0 Promotion race
Shirov vs I Papaioannou, 2009 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Four Pawns Attk. Trifunovic Var (B03) 0-1 48...?
Feldman vs Korchnoi, 1953 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Modern. Alburt Var (B04) 1-0 Mate by promotion
Goldbar vs Praetorian, 2004 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 59 moves, 1-0

staircase sequence B06 1/2-1/2 81
R Ziatdinov vs Blatny, 2003 
(B06) Robatsch, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System (B08) 0-1 Qside Exch sequence
Kavalek vs Suttles, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian (B54) 1/2-1/2 it's viewable on line
Carlsen vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2020 
(B57) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 1-0 Stockfish
Karpov vs C Hansen, 1992 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

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

Caro-Kann Def: Advance Var (B12) 1/2-1/2 Insufficient material
Nakamura vs Chandler, 2004
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Tal Variation (B12) 0-1 BOSS
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack. Modern Def (B13) 0-1
Mamedyarov vs Smeets, 2005 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 58 moves, 0-1

By move 43, as Jon Edwards says, "Black's connected passers dec
Kamsky vs Karpov, 1993 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

"A Corus Line" (game of the day Jan-12-2008)
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Var (B18) 1-0 Fascinating ending
Yanofsky vs Golombek, 1951 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 102 moves, 1-0

King's English. 4 Knts Fianchetto Lines (A29) 0-1 tempo +s
K Moutousis vs Dvoirys, 1993 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) 1/2-1/2 KEG annotates
E Delmar vs L Karpinski, 1901 
(B20) Sicilian, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 ML. Mieses 7.Nge2 e6 (B01) 1-0 Connected Ps
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 1999 
(B01) Scandinavian, 44 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open 6.Bb5!? (B32) 1-0 Sally's report
Velimirovic vs R Simic, 1998 
(B32) Sicilian, 80 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 0-1 imminent queen
Koneru vs T Bakre, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) · 1-0
K Walbrodt vs E Delmar, 1893 
(B32) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1/2-1/2
M Antipov vs L Johansson, 2014 
(B30) Sicilian, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

SicilLasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Chelyabinsk Var(B33) 1-0 b1=Q+
O Sulypa vs Radjabov, 2002 
(B33) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Najdorf (B96) 1-0 R skewer+ clips g1=Q promotion
Dubov vs Grischuk, 2020 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 51 moves, 1-0

Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Chelyabinsk Var (B33) 0-1 Kibitz
Bacrot vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B33) Sicilian, 60 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Marshall Counterattack (B40) 0-1 Promotion
E S Jackson vs Marshall, 1920 
(B40) Sicilian, 58 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: General (A80) 1-0 Qside passer
Tinsley vs L Van Vliet, 1890
(A80) Dutch, 59 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Hromadka System (A57) 1-0 Benko beats the Benko
Benko vs G Tringov, 1964 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 54 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B45) 1-0 KEG Annotates!
Pillsbury vs Blackburne, 1901 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 62 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46) · 0-1
A Sznapik vs Jansa, 1974 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 60 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 0-1 armageddon
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2020 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 60 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed Transposes Open (B23) 0-1 P race winner loses
C Storey vs M Fernandez, 2014 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Pile on the Pin/7th rank
Rublevsky vs Jobava, 2001
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Short Variation (B12) 0-1 Came up short
A Bodnaruk vs V Gunina, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

A festival of captures and counter-captures!
Radjabov vs Polgar, 2003 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Modern (B60) 1-0 3 vs 4 passers
Nakamura vs Dubov, 2020 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 Central passer
Csom vs Ribli, 1969 
(B27) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Vitolins Var (B62) 0-1 blindfold
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 51 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Rossolimo Var (A41) 1-0 Clearance sacrifice!
O Girya vs O Gritsayeva, 2014 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 39 moves, 1-0

G38 'The Art of Positional Play' by Samuel Reshevsky. New ed.
Reshevsky vs E Mednis, 1972 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Closed. Traditional 4.BxNc6 bxBc6 (B25) 1-0 31.?
Morozevich vs H Hamdouchi, 2001 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1/2- Ezzy notes
N Huschenbeth vs R Swinkels, 2008 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Var (B12) 0-1 3 promotion attempts
Sasikiran vs Wojtaszek, 2019 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Fianchetto Var (A34) 1-0Promotion
B Winkelman vs A Regen, 1936 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0 video link
Carlsen vs Xiong, 2020 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

A race to avoid stalemate ends in a surprise checkmate
J Houska vs A D Harley, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. English Attk (B80) 0-1 wide sweep
A Ortiz Fernandez-Vega vs D Komljenovic, 2005
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 43 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attack. Modern Def Czerniak Line (B13) 1-0
Jansa vs M Vukic, 1977 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 55 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Velimirovic Attk (B89) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Tal vs Bolbochan, 1966 
(B89) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Notice the immediate decisive effect of gaining control of the
Shirov vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Spellbound Clincher w/Photo
Anand vs Morozevich, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Mateo annotates
Morozevich vs A Volokitin, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 85 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 Promotion battle
Tal vs M Pasman, 1953 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 40 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 1-0 The White Q is too strong!
Ragozin vs Kotov, 1944
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 70 moves, 1-0

G87 in 'The Soviet Championships' Mark Taimanov & Cafferty.
Tal vs Vasiukov, 1967 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf (B96) 0-1 St. Louis, MO US Championship
Robson vs M Brooks, 2009 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 76 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. ML (B99) 0-1 Mutual promotions
P Wolff vs Browne, 1989
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 73 moves, 0-1

French Def: Knight Var (C00) 1/2-1/2 position thy king first!
A Karyah vs Rahaf Faqeeh, 2020 
(C00) French Defense, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

French Def. Advance. Euwe (C02) 0-1 Sac for passers, OCB ending
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

French Advance Lputian Var (C02) 0-1 tense, spectacular fight!
Sveshnikov vs V Moskalenko, 1987 
(C02) French, Advance, 46 moves, 0-1

three promotions...including an "under"
W Napier vs Marshall, 1896 
(C02) French, Advance, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: Advance. Nimzowitsch System (C02) 0-1
Flamberg vs Breyer, 1914 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

"The Jury is Out" (game of the day Dec-27-2017)
J Grachev vs V Akselrod, 2001 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 58 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1
L Zinn vs Uhlmann, 1968 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

French Def: Classical. Burn Var Morozevich Line (C11) 1-0 QvsR
Shirov vs Timman, 2004 
(C11) French, 100 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 0-1 promotion
I Romanenko vs C Pilnick, 1952
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 video links
Anand vs Kramnik, 2020 
(C11) French, 63 moves, 0-1

French Def: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 0-1 Connected passers
G A Thomas vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 75 moves, 0-1

French Def: Classical. Delayed Exch (C13) 0-1 Outside passer
W Ridley vs A Wallace, 1891 
(C13) French, 39 moves, 0-1

French Def: Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Promotion next
K Richter vs Stahlberg, 1936 
(C13) French, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 39 in 'Korchnoi: Move by Move' by Cyrus Lakdawala
J Grefe vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 64 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn General (C18) 0-1
A Kovacevic vs M Drasko, 1998
(C18) French, Winawer, 60 moves, 0-1

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

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

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24) 1-0 Qs & Ns riddle
S Kurkin vs A Panko, 2003 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 71 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Anderssen Def (C25) 0-1?? Promotion race, victory!
N Golovko vs Y Gusev, 1970 
(C25) Vienna, 53 moves, 1-0

C25 Vienna, Paulsen 1-0 Pawn minority passes
H E Atkins vs Burille, 1897 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 63 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Falkbeer Var (C26) 1-0 White rooks gradually rule
Dubov vs So, 2020 
(C26) Vienna, 41 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: General (C27) 1-0 Q & Pawns ending
V Sanal vs K Shevchenko, 2021
(C27) Vienna Game, 103 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit. Anderssen Attk (C31) 1/2-1/2promos
F K Esling vs R Hodgson, 1893 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit. Charousek Gambit (C31) 1-0
A Solovtsov vs D Isakov, 1904 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 57 moves, 1-0

KGA. Becker Defense (C34) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish 55.!
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2020 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 56 moves, 1-0

KGA. Cunningham Def McCormick Def (C35) 0-1 more links
Y Kolobov vs V Zhuravliov, 1965 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 36 moves, 0-1

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

King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Defense (C36) · 0-1
P Mari Ooriad vs S Lorparizangeneh, 2017 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 11 in Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs Flamberg, 1912 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Rubinstein Var (C39) 0-1 Outside Passer
Frost vs J Pope, 1988 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 43 'The Golden Treasury of Chess' by Wellmuth & Horowitz
Staunton / Owen vs Morphy / Barnes, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

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

Scotch Game: Malaniuk Var (C45) 1/2-1/2 promotion
E Romanov vs S Kaplan, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights Game: 4.Be2 d5 (C46) 0-1 Q sac
Trygve Dahl vs J Salomon, 2015 
(C46) Three Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Ranken Variation (C48) 1-0 offramp explains!
Bird vs J Mason, 1876 
(C48) Four Knights, 80 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Nimzowitsch (Paulsen) (C49) 1-0 Exhibition
E F Schrader vs Lasker, 1906 
(C49) Four Knights, 56 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal Ba3, Bb3 (C50) 1-0
Radjabov vs Bacrot, 2011 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 48 moves, 1-0

Positional Chess Handbook I by Israel Gelfer
Capablanca vs Eliskases, 1936 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 1-0

1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations by Fred Reinfeld
Morphy vs C Stanley, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Lasker Def 8...exd4 (C52) 0-1Promos
Chigorin vs Lasker, 1897 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 57 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo ML (C53) 0-1 Passers
N Rosenthal vs Carlsen, 2017 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Closed Var (C53) 0-1 apple bite 37...?
NN vs Cochrane, 1822 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. De la Bourdonnais Var (C53) 0-1
E Paoli vs Bisguier, 1952 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 50 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1/2-1/2
J M Hanham vs Blackburne, 1889 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Traditional Line (C54)0-1
Marshall vs C S Howell, 1901 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 66 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55) 1-0
L Engels vs G Weissgerber, 1931 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

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

Veresov Attack vs Bg7 Indian Game: General (A45) 0-1 Passers
J Richmond vs Michael Smyth, 1983 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) · 1/2-1/2
M Tscharotschkin vs S Reppen, 2008 
(C56) Two Knights, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, March 19th 1896, p.9
R Breckinridge vs S Ricardo-Rocamora, 1896 
(C58) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

Italian, 2 Kts Def. Polerio Def Yankovich Var (C58) 1-0 Stockfi
Tartakower vs Bogoljubov, 1927 
(C58) Two Knights, 63 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Kts Def Polerio Def Bogoljubow Var (C58) 0-1Rabbit
J Wijker vs G van Buuren, 1989 
(C58) Two Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Schliemann Defense (C63) · 1/2-1/2
N Hald vs L Uedemann, 1902 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Classical. Central Var (C64) 1-0 Zugzwang
G N Gopal vs Lenderman, 2008 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 81 moves, 1-0

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

152 moves of armageddon
T Lei vs Lagno, 2020 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 152 moves, 0-1

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

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Caruana vs Ding Liren, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 64 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 video link
Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Karjakin vs Onischuk, 2015 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. l'Hermet Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 Passer
Fressinet vs Eljanov, 2015 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

"Saavedra Revisited" (game of the day Nov-30-2016)
Svidler vs Topalov, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 67 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. General (C68) 1-0 Promotion technique
H Fahrni vs Burn, 1911 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 66 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Keres Var (C68) 1-0 Promotion race
M Hebden vs G Lane, 1993
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 56 moves, 1-0

Not that knight?The other one?Not that queen?No, the other one?
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

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

Game 175 Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Hort vs Keres, 1961 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

Game 2 in The Seven Deadly Chess Sins by Jonathan Rowson
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 Promotion
Burn vs Englisch, 1887 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

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

G28 in 'Timman's Titans: My World Chess Champions'by Jan Timman
Timman vs Smyslov, 1979 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 1-0 Four queens
M de Jong vs A Haitsma, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

featured in Jesus de la Villa's 100 Endgames You Must Know
Kamsky vs Bacrot, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 103 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attk. Modern ML (C89) 0-1 Sarfati notes
M Sonter vs J Sarfati, 2005  
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C92) 1-0 Connected Passed Ps
A Volokitin vs Goldin, 2005 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 1-0

p.348 from The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal (part 2)
Tal vs I A Zaitsev, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Balestra Mate
Yanofsky vs Reshevsky, 1957 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 52 moves, 1-0

Odd f3 Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 Black underpromotion won't do
Marshall vs Alapin, 1908 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 78 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack Qc1 vs Qb6 (D00) 1-0 Which passer survives?
I Miladinovic vs C Kleijn, 2017
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack turned Stonewall Attack (D00) 0-1 Penetration
A Geller vs A Novikova, 2019
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

Veresov Attack f3 (D00) 1-0 Promotion
C Logallo vs P Cafolla, 2015 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Vienna Var (D00) 1-0 SIX isolated pawns
K Richter vs S Rotenstein, 1932 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

London System vs KID (D02) 1/2-1/2 Double the e-pawns
D Roos vs M Hebden, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

London System (D02) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish; blitz
Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2020 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 1-0

USA Continental Jubilee corr (1938) gem!
M Bain vs Z L Hoover, 1938 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1-0 Qside pawn majority pulls Black K away
Reshevsky vs J Bernstein, 1932 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 74 moves, 1-0

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

QGD Albin Countergambit (D08) 0-1 messy action
A Schwarz vs Albin, 1899 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

QGD, Albin CG. Fianchetto Be6 Line (D09) 1-0 KEG annotates!
G N Treysman vs W Adams, 1936 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 43 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: General (D10) 0-1 No castling
McShane vs G Jones, 2019 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Exchange (D10) 1-0 queenside brawl over passers
J Santos Latasa vs Shirov, 2020 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

What is it with Aronian and his ?
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 0-1 How many?
Z Ilincic vs A Murariu, 2006 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 95 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 Keep your Q, & have my R!
I Krush vs J Becerra Rivero, 2000 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech Var. Classical System (D18) 1-0Bully the tied D
Lilienthal vs Aronin, 1948 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 39 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

QGA: Classical Def. Alekhine System (D28) 1-0 Ingenious promo
Stahlberg vs E E Book, 1937 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 50 moves, 1-0

QGA: Classical Def. Alekhine System ML (D29) 1-0 Brilliancy!!
K Georgiev vs Dlugy, 1983 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Two Knights Var (D32) 0-1 video link
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 0-1

QGD: Ragozin Defense (D38) 1-0 Her best game
Lagno vs Y Hou, 2014 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange Var (D41) 1-0 44.?
F Olafsson vs Unzicker, 1970 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 47 moves, 1-0

QGD: Vienna. Quiet Var (D44) 1-0 Bold combo for connected Ps
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2001 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Botvinnik System. Lilienthal (D44) 0-1 Kside roller
Beliavsky vs Kramnik, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik System (D44) 1/2-1/2 Promo race
Yermolinsky vs S Atalik, 2002 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Oct-11-12 Great analysis by Karpov himself (Video link)
Karpov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stonewall Defense (D45) 1/2-1/2
Ed. Lasker vs Breyer, 1913 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Blumenfeld Var (D49) 1-0 comedy
J G Sullivan vs B Stevens, 1955 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 46 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Blumenfeld Var (D49) 1-0 mutual passers
C Kottnauer vs Kotov, 1946 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 55 moves, 1-0

QGD: Pseudo-Tarrasch Var (D50) 0-1 pending promotion
Stahlberg vs C Kottnauer, 1949 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Misc. with 5.Nf3 (D73) 1-0 A good show!
Ding Liren vs Caruana, 2020 
(D73) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3, 44 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2009 
(D80) Grunfeld, 84 moves, 1-0

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

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

As the old saying goes, "WHATEVER MOWS YOUR LAWN."
Anderssen vs J Finch, 1851 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

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