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Old Russian Proverb: "Measure seven times, cut once. (Семь раз отмерь — один отрежь.)" Be careful before you do something that cannot be changed.

M.Hassan: <Eggman>: Scarborough Chess Club which is said to be the biggest chess club in Canada, arranges tournaments under the name of "Howard Rideout" tournaments. Is he the same Rideout that you are mentioning?. I only know that this is to commemorate "Rideout" who has been a player and probably in that club because the club is over 40 years old. This tournament is repeated year after year and at the beginning of the season when the club resumes activity after summer recession in September. Zxp

PeterB: Eggman and Mr. Hassan - you are right, Howard Ridout was a long time member of the Scarborough Chess Club! He was very active even when I joined in 1969, and was still organizing tournaments at the time of his death in the 1990s. This game is a good memorial to him! Theodorovitch was a Toronto master rated about 2250 back then, perhaps about 2350 nowadays.

Riddle: The one who has it does not keep it. It is large and small. It is any shape.

Answer: A gift.

The Blossom
by William Blake

Merry, merry sparrow!
Under leaves so green
A happy blossom
Sees you, swift as arrow,
Seek your cradle narrow,
Near my bosom.
Pretty, pretty robin!
Under leaves so green
A happy blossom
Hears you sobbing, sobbing,
Pretty, pretty robin,
Near my bosom.

Simonides Preserved By The Gods

Three sorts there are, as Malherbe says,
Which one can never overpraise –
The gods, the ladies, and the king;
And I, for one, endorse the thing.
The heart, praise tickles and entices;
Of fair one's smile, it often the price is.
See how the gods sometimes repay it.
Simonides – the ancients say it –
Once undertook, in poem lyric,
To write a wrestler's panegyric;
Which, before he had proceeded far in,
He found his subject somewhat barren.
No ancestors of great renown;
His sire of some unnoted town;
Himself as little known to fame,
The wrestler's praise was rather tame.
The poet, having made the most of
Whatever his hero had to boast of,
Digressed, by choice that was not all luck's,
To Castor and his brother Pollux;
Whose bright career was subject ample,
For wrestlers, sure, a good example.
Our poet fattened on their story,
Gave every fight its place and glory,
Till of his panegyric words
These deities had got two-thirds.
All done, the poet's fee
A talent was to be.
But when he comes his bill to settle,
The wrestler, with a spice of mettle,
Pays down a third, and tells the poet,
"The balance they may pay who owe it.
The gods than I are rather debtors
To such a pious man of letters.
But still I shall be greatly pleased
To have your presence at my feast,
Among a knot of guests select,
My kin, and friends I most respect."
More fond of character than coffer,
Simonides accepts the offer.
While at the feast the party sit,
And wine provokes the flow of wit,
It is announced that at the gate
Two men, in haste that cannot wait,
Would see the bard. He leaves the table,
No loss at all to "ts noisy gabble.
The men were Leda's twins, who knew
What to a poet's praise was due,
And, thanking, paid him by foretelling
The downfall of the wrestler's dwelling.
From which ill-fated pile, indeed,
No sooner was the poet freed,
Than, props and pillars failing,
Which held aloft the ceiling
So splendid over them,
It downward loudly crashed,
The plates and flagons dashed,
And men who bore them;
And, what was worse,
Full vengeance for the man of verse,
A timber broke the wrestler's thighs,
And wounded many otherwise.
The gossip Fame, of course, took care
Abroad to publish this affair.
"A miracle!" the public cried, delighted.
No more could god-beloved bard be slighted.
His verse now brought him more than double,
With neither duns, nor care, nor trouble.
Whoever laid claim to noble birth
Must buy his ancestors a slice,
Resolved no nobleman on earth
Should overgo him in the price.
From which these serious lessons flow:
Fail not your praises to bestow
On gods and godlike men. Again,
To sell the product of her pain
Is not degrading to the Muse.
Indeed, her art they do abuse,
Who think her wares to use,
And yet a liberal pay refuse.
Whatever the great confer on her,
They're honoured by it while they honour.
Of old, Olympus and Parnassus
In friendship heaved their sky-crowned masses.

* The are exceptions:

There are distinct situations where a bishop is preferred (over a knight). For example, two bishops are better than two knights or one of each. Steven Mayer, the author of Bishop Versus Knight, contends, "A pair of bishops is usually considered to be worth six points, but common sense suggests that a pair of active bishops (that are very involved in the formation) must be accorded a value of almost nine under some circumstances." This is especially true if the player can plant the bishops in the center of the board, as two bishops working in tandem can span up to 26 squares and have the capacity to touch every square.

Bishops are also preferable to knights when queens have been exchanged because, Grandmaster Sergey Erenburg, who is ranked 11th in the U.S., explains, "Bishops and rooks complement each other, and when well-coordinated, act as a queen." Conversely, a knight is the preferred minor piece when the queen survives until the late-middlegame or the endgame. Mayer explains, "The queen and knight are able to work together smoothly and create a greater number of threats than the queen and bishop."

When forced to say one is better than the other, most anoint the bishop. Mayer concludes, "I think it's true that the bishops are better than the knights in a wider variety of positions than the knights are better than the bishops."

He continues, "Of course, I'm not sure this does us much good, as we only get to play one position at a time."

"A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip." — Billy Graham

"Only those who want everything done for them are bored." — Billy Graham

"Whatever you are doing in the game of life, give it all you've got." — Norman Vincent Peale

"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows." — Ralph Marston

* Riddle-pee-stone:

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." ― Martin Luther King Jr.

"Never reply to an anonymous letter." ― Yogi Berra, MLB Hall of Fame catcher

"Even Napoleon had his Watergate." ― Yogi Berra, 10-time World Series champion

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Variation (B53) 1-0 3 en prise
Geller vs E Kogan, 1946 
(B53) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted (C47) 0-1 Black P daggers dictate
L Dreibergs vs Unzicker, 1946
(C47) Four Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

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

Philidor Defense: Lion's Claw II (C41) 1-0 Brilliancy prize
Unzicker vs Saemisch, 1947 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Czech Benoni Def (A56) 1-0
Geller vs V Lyublinsky, 1949
(A56) Benoni Defense, 81 moves, 1-0

KID. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1 Brilliancy prize!
Kotov vs Geller, 1949 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Defense: Normal Var (E70) 0-1 33...?
M Lubensky vs Geller, 1949 
(E70) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish; Discoveries
Aronin vs Geller, 1950 
(B32) Sicilian, 29 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

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 1-0 Most impressive initiative, N-R-B sac
Geller vs N Novotelnov, 1951 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Modern. Main Line (B05) 1-0
Unzicker vs T D van Scheltinga, 1951 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 25 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: General (D43) 1-0 Fredthebear was a lad
Geller vs O Troianescu, 1952
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 59 in The Application of Chess Theory by Efim Geller
Geller vs Keres, 1952 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 40 moves, 1-0

Another well-known gem from legendary Zurich '53. Great stuff!
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Exchange Var (B62) 0-1 22...?
Z Nilsson vs Geller, 1954 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 23 moves, 0-1

French Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Maroczy Var (C13) 1-0 Q sac
Unzicker vs M Czerniak, 1954 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 115 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman
Bisguier vs A Fuderer, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Goteborg (Argentine) (B98) 1-0 Nxe6 opens f7
Geller vs Panno, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 24 in Paul Keres: The Quest for Perfection by Paul Keres
Keres vs Unzicker, 1956 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted (C47) 0-1 Pesky B pair
M Czerniak vs Unzicker, 1956
(C47) Four Knights, 56 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: O'Kelly. Normal System (B28) 1-0 Bxf7+ declined
Geller vs Kholmov, 1957 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

London System vs Indian Def (D02) 1-0 Remove the Defender of e6
Bisguier vs Santasiere, 1958
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Gligoric System Keres Var (E53) 1-0 Greek gift
Geller vs A Buslaev, 1959 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 20 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Var 15...0-0-0?! (E30) 1-0
H Berliner vs Bisguier, 1960 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 27 moves, 1-0

Schachmeisterpartien 1960 - 1965 edited by Rudolph Teschner
Unzicker vs R G Wade, 1960
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 48 moves, 1-0

Schachmeisterpartien 1960 - 1965 edited by Rudolph Teschner
Unzicker vs O'Kelly, 1960
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

Schachmeisterpartien 1960 - 1965 edited by Rudolph Teschner
Fischer vs Geller, 1961 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 22 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: West Indian Defense (E61) 0-1 Raiding party Q sac
Bisguier vs Fischer, 1961 
(E61) King's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Classical (C18) 1-0 notes of Lubomir Kavalek
Unzicker vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Three Knights Var (D15) 1-0 Instructive
Geller vs G Pfeiffer, 1961
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Exch. Rubinstein Var (B13) 1-0 Dbl++ Q Arabian #
Geller vs Benko, 1962 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 47 in 'My 60 Memorable Games' by Robert James Fischer
Fischer vs Bisguier, 1963 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 35 moves, 1-0

QGD. Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 1/2-1/2 Tactics
Pachman vs Unzicker, 1964
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Schachmeisterpartien 1960 - 1965 edited by Rudolph Teschner
Unzicker vs N Padevsky, 1964 
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

French Alekhine-Chatard Attk. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0
Unzicker vs J H Donner, 1964
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Three Pawns Attack Crush (B06) 1-0 They get bigger
Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

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

featured in McDonald's The Giants of Power Play section Geller
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack. Breyer Var (D03) 0-1 Some French features
Lutikov vs Geller, 1966 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 30 moves, 0-1

KID 5...c5 Four Ps Attk. Normal (E77) 0-1 Clear middle, Pin
L Liptay vs Geller, 1966 
(E77) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

QGD Neo-Orthodox Var (D54) 1/2-1/2 Great escape by Geller
Taimanov vs Geller, 1966 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Full Symmetry Line (A38) 0-1 35...?
Larsen vs Unzicker, 1966 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. ML (B89) 0-1 BF loses w/White
Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sic Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn Accepted (B97) 0-1 BF beat in 25
Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Smyslov Def (C93) 1-0 18.?
Geller vs Portisch, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

QGA. Alekhine Defense (D22) 1-0 Clear the way
Unzicker vs A Dueckstein, 1967 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 51 moves, 1-0

Game 69 in The Application of Chess Theory by Efim Geller
Botvinnik vs Geller, 1969 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 24 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 1-0 Qside penetration
Geller vs I A Zaitsev, 1969 
(E97) King's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Fischer beats Geller, after a String of Losses.
Geller vs Fischer, 1970 
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 72 moves, 0-1

Game 9 in The Application of Chess Theory by Efim Geller
Huebner vs Geller, 1970 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: General (B07) 1-0 44.?
Geller vs H Liebert, 1970 
(B07) Pirc, 47 moves, 1-0

KGA. Breyer Gambit (C33) 0-1 Squeezed into Pseudo Boden's Mate
D Drimer vs Unzicker, 1970 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

Sic Nimzowitsch Var Main Line (B29) 1-0 Be careful what U take
Unzicker vs O Sarapu, 1970 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Exchange (D88) 1-0 Back rank pin removes guard
Geller vs A Kapengut, 1971 
(D85) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Austrian Attk. Unzicker Attk (B09) 1-0 3 piece Kside
Unzicker vs J H Donner, 1971 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

G86 in Chess Secrets: The Giants of Power Play by Neil McDonald
Timman vs Geller, 1973 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 4 in My Secrets in the Ruy Lopez by Lajos Portisch
Smyslov vs Geller, 1973 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

French Def. Classical. Burn Var. Morozevich (C11) 1-0 Q trap
Geller vs Lengyel, 1973 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Averbakh Var (C87) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Geller vs Keres, 1973 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def Austrian Attk. Dragon Formation (B09) 1-0Which passer?
Unzicker vs Timman, 1974
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 101 in "Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 2"
Geller vs Tal, 1975 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Variation (B43) 1-0 Decoy then skewer
Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Petrosian Var (C16) 1-0 Surprising sacrifices
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Makagonov Var (E71) 0-1 Knight strike
N Rashkovsky vs Geller, 1977 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. St. Petersburg Var (C82) 0-1 Valiant Knight
Geller vs G Garcia, 1978 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Worrall Attack Castling line (C86) 0-1
Kotelnikov vs Geller, 1979 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange Var (B13) 1-0 Discovered+
Geller vs Razuvaev, 1979 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Reshevsky Variation (E46) 0-1 20...?
E Torre vs Unzicker, 1981 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

"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 69 Timman's Titans: My World Chess Champions by Jan Timman
Geller vs Miles, 1983 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Parma Def (B08) 1-0 25.?
Geller vs J Pribyl, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Var (B67) 0-1
Geller vs A Groszpeter, 1984
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 33 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Accelerated Move Order (D31) 1/2-Flurry of excha
Bisguier vs I Schneider, 2001
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Steinitz Var (C45) 1-0 Q is removed as defender of the B
K Kulaots vs J Geller, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

London System vs Classical Be7, Bb7 (A46) 0-1 hip-hop knight
Bisguier vs J Peters, 1980 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 0-1 Is Fredthebear a legend?
Bisguier vs M Wilder, 1987
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 85 in 'Pawn Structure Chess' by Andrew Soltis
Pilnik vs Geller, 1955 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 8 in 'Simple Chess' by Michael Francis Stean
Unzicker vs Fischer, 1962  
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 93 in 'Think Like a Grandmaster' by Alexander Kotov
Najdorf vs Geller, 1953 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 Spearhead
Geller vs G Garcia, 1965 
(B27) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 1-0
Geller vs Keres, 1959 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 114 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman
Spassky vs Geller, 1956 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 1-0 IQP
Geller vs Suetin, 1981 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C92) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Geller vs Portisch, 1969 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional Line 1-0Not that simple
Geller vs Fischer, 1962 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

KID: Fianchetto. Long Variation (E68) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Botvinnik vs Geller, 1952 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 47 moves, 0-1

KID: Saemisch. Closed Main Line (E89) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Smyslov vs Geller, 1955 
(E89) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line, 34 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0Stockfi
Geller vs Spassky, 1958 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 39 moves, 1-0

KID: Normal. Standard Development (E73) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Petrosian vs Geller, 1961 
(E73) King's Indian, 50 moves, 0-1

Game 70 in Chess Informant Best Games 1-100
Geller vs H Ree, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 1-0

19.Rf2 "A move dictated by the soul of a chess artist" - Tal
Geller vs Tal, 1976 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian, Dragon. Yugoslav Attk (B77) 1/2- video link at top
Geller vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Open Variations. Howell Attack (C81) 1/2-1/2
Geller vs Larsen, 1966 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Defense: Classical. Quiet System (B08) 1-0 pawn majority
Geller vs Sax, 1973
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical General (B83) 1-0
Geller vs Sax, 1975
(B83) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights Var (B45) 1-0
Geller vs D Ciric, 1961
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 1-0

Beating Smyslov w/every piece still on the board may be unique.
Geller vs Smyslov, 1952 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Queen's Gambit Declined: Capablanca - General (D30) · 0-1
J F Donovan vs Bisguier, 1954 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 PB&J for Fredthebear
Geller vs Gheorghiu, 1973 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

QGD: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Geller vs Spassky, 1967 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

43rd USSR Championship (1975), Yerevan ARM, rd 11, Dec-??
Geller vs Vaganian, 1975 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 26 moves, 1-0

100 Chess Masters Trade Secrets by Andrew Soltis
Geller vs Petrosian, 1963 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Czech Def (A00) 0-1 K exits his castle
J Jaszczuk vs Geller, 1991
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Geller advances g-pawn with devastating effect to beat Kotov
Kotov vs Geller, 1952 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 23 moves, 0-1

J.B. Howson, 200 Modern Chess Traps in the Fianchetto Openings
J Adamski vs Geller, 1968 
(E73) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1/2-1/2
Geller vs Vasiukov, 1959 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Uncommon Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2 Shortest game on record
Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 1/2-1/2

Winawer. Kondratiyev Variation (C15); Pin her to win her
Geller vs Petrosian, 1953 
(C15) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Fischer-Sozin Attk. Leonhardt Var (B88) 0-1 Stock
Fischer vs Geller, 1962 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

NID. Normal. Gligoric System Exchange at c4 (E54) 0-1
I Bilek vs Geller, 1965 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 29 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 Def: Richter-Rauzer. General (B60) 1-0 Correction
Geller vs G Ilivitsky, 1947 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 26 moves, 1-0

KID: Normal Variation (E70) 0-1 Unpredictable
S Kotlerman vs Geller, 1949 
(E70) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Despite Q sac, the shortest encounter of six between these GMs
Geller vs P Trifunovic, 1961 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Geller vs Maric, 1967 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

P Dely vs Geller, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Sicilian O'Kelly. Normal System Kan Line (B28) 1-0 Stockfish
Geller vs I Kan, 1955 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Advance Var (C45) 0-1 K walkover
S Witkowski vs Geller, 1959 
(C45) Scotch Game, 33 moves, 0-1

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

Game 45 How to Beat Bobby Fischer by Edmar Mednis
Geller vs Fischer, 1965 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 57 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner Var (E41) 1-0 Moscow prize?
Geller vs Bobotsov, 1968 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

19.? in John Emms' Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book Set 2
Geller vs Suetin, 1952 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E26) 1-0 31.?
Geller vs Kholmov, 1957 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 34 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attk: General (A06) 0-1 Overworked W pieces
Andersson vs Bisguier, 1971 
(A06) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) 0-1
N Spiridonov vs Geller, 1978 
(A14) English, 26 moves, 0-1

KID. Accelerated Averbakh Var (E70) 0-1 Deviation punishment
Stein vs Geller, 1966 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

KID. Averbakh Variation. Geller Defense (E73) 0-1
I Chikovani vs Geller, 1968 
(E73) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

"Petrosian's new system gets a rough ride in one of its first "
Petrosian vs Geller, 1949 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 27 moves, 0-1

French Def: Tarrasch. Modern System (C03) 1-0 0-0 & Sac Attk!
Geller vs P Kekki, 1985 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

This is really a tremendous attacking game by Geller
Geller vs Dreev, 1990 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Worrall Attack Castling line (C86) 1-0
Bisguier vs C Kalme, 1960 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

30.Nf7# Mongredien's Knight Mate resembles Morphy's Mate w/B
Bisguier vs J Penrose, 1950 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Donner Defense (E94) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Gligoric vs Geller, 1953 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 70 moves, 0-1

NID. Normal. Bernstein Defense (E58) 1-0
Bisguier vs Herman Hess, 1971 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 0-1
E Gereben vs Geller, 1952 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

57th US Open (1956), Oklahoma City, OK USA, rd 9, Jul-25
A Saidy vs Bisguier, 1956 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 69 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov. Tiviakov-Fischer Attack (B17) 1-0
Geller vs M Kislov, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Unusual Greek Gift
Bisguier vs A Karklins, 1969 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: King Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 1-0 Pawn related
Geller vs Benko, 1968 
(B06) Robatsch, 73 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Smyslov Defense (C93) · 0-1
Parma vs Geller, 1965 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84) 1-0 steady pres
Geller vs A Mikhalchishin, 1978 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 1-0

KID. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Portisch vs Geller, 1961 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Defense: Normal Var (E70) 0-1
Bondarevsky vs Geller, 1950 
(E70) King's Indian, 63 moves, 0-1

QGD: Modern. Knight Defense (D51) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Geller vs Averbakh, 1950 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack vs Rev Torre (A07) 0-1 SF notes; 35...?
Damljanovic vs Geller, 1987 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Tartakower Attack (A45) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Geller, 1951 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 A first-rate "rook slap" miniature
Palatnik vs Geller, 1980 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

R Finegold vs Bisguier, 1962
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 58 moves, 0-1

"The Best of Pal's" (game of the day May-25-2015)
Bisguier vs Benko, 1963 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

At move 20 the position looks quite harmless
Tal vs Geller, 1967 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Modern System (C03) 1-0 33.?
Geller vs N Skalkotas, 1980 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

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