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Compiled by fredthebear

This collection has been copied a few times. The originator is unknown. FTB has deleted the QP games, added labels, and re-arranged the order by ECO code.

"Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, chess battles." – says 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

‘May your Departures equal your Landfalls!'

"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

Thank you Qindarka!

"If you wish to succeed, you must brave the risk of failure." — Garry Kasparov

"You win some, you lose some, you wreck some." — Dale Earnhardt

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.

* Here's a link to Morphy Miniatures:

* Chessmaster 2000 Classic Games:
Game Collection: Chessmaster '86

* Epic: Game Collection: Epic Battles of the CB by R.N. Coles - keypusher

* B23-B25: Game Collection: Sicilian Closed / Grand Prix Attack

* Brilliancies: Game Collection: Brilliancy Prizes (Reinfeld)

* Chess Links:

* Have you read this classic book? Game Collection: Chernev´s book

* Overview:

* C53s: Game Collection: rajat21's italian game

* RL Minis: Game Collection: Ruy Lopez Miniatures

* Del's: Game Collection: Del's hidden gems

* 21st Century: Game Collection: 21st Century Masterpieces - First decade (2000)

* Euwe examples: Game Collection: Euwe's kingside attacks

* Dr. Edmund Adam Miniatures: Edmund Adam

* Short blasts from the 1970s: Game Collection: 200 Modern Brilliancies (Wicker)

* GK: Game Collection: Kasparov - The Sicilian Sheveningen

* Traxler Counterattack: Game Collection: two knights for black

* Various Miniatures: Game Collection: MINIATURES

* Common Gambits Video:

* Danish Gambits: Game Collection: Danish Gambit Games 1-0

* "The most dangerous attacking player": Game Collection: Giant Play!!

* P Rep: Game Collection: E4 repertoire

* Petrovs: Game Collection: petrof

* Scotcho: Game Collection: The Scotch Game

* Scale the Berlin Wall: Game Collection: How to play against the "mythical" Berlin Wall

* C-K 2.Ne2 games: Game Collection: 2.e2

* French & Sicilians Scheme: Game Collection: lazintata's_semi_open-french&sicilian

* B27s: Game Collection: Beating the hyperaccelerated dragon

* Kwik look at the Kan (Stockfish notes): Game Collection: Sicillian Kan, 5.Nc3, B43

* Katar's Repertoire: Game Collection: An Opium Repertoire for White

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1 Corinthians 13
King James Version

13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights C50 0-1 N+ family fork
A Stauffer vs D Pelan, 1982
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 0-1

Ponziani Opening: Spanish Var (C44) 0-1 the ...d5 rebuttal
NN vs F Rhine, 2022 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Mieses Opening: Reversed Rat / KIA (A00) 0-1 Kside beats Qside
P Goffin vs M van der Hoorn, 2003
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Saragossa Opening: strange KIA (A00) 1-0
G Welling vs H Engberts, 1988 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

van Geet / Scandi Declined (A00) 1-0 15 Notes by Eric Schiller
D D van Geet vs Guyt, 1967  
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 29 in Steve Giddins' 50 Essential Chess Lessons
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack vs French (A07) 1-0 Bold N offerings
W J Adam vs V Pupols, 1979 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B25) 1-0 R retreat traps the Black Q
T Tian vs Z Nemeth, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack exd5 (A07) 0-1 ...Re6 spells big trouble
Suttles vs Uhlmann, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 20 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Bg7 (A07) 1-0Black Q a gonner, but it's worse than that!
W Beckemeyer vs A Delanoy, 1991 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 12 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Bg7 (A07) 1-0 Furious Kside attack, Arabian Mate w/Q
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 0-1 30...?
L Bruzon Batista vs Topalov, 2005 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed 6.Be3 e6 7.Qd2 Qa5 8.Nh3 h5 (B25) 0-1
Lobron vs Tukmakov, 1984
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Sicilian - French Def (A08) 1-0 Q sac, B helps N dual
A Adly vs V Laznicka, 2007 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Botvinnik Def II (B25) 1-0 0-0-0, control cntr
Spassky vs A Ostl, 1990 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto Var(B24) 1-0 Clearing off defenders
Smyslov vs Kotov, 1943 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 201 in 'Pawn Structure Chess' by Andrew Soltis
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed Nge2 (B25) 0-1 Unpin backfires
Robatsch vs Najdorf, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

KIA delayed e5 vs Lasker's NY System (A07) 1-0Exch Sac too thin
K Darga vs P Rolland, 1964
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

KIA exf5 (A07) 1-0 raid on the 7th rank
Burlaev vs Smirnov, 1960
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Kramnik initiates attack w/exchange sacrifice, accepts counter
Kramnik vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. Marshall 2...Nf6 (B01) 1-0 White has answers
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(B01) Scandinavian, 54 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain Variation (B01) 1-0 0-0-0
Fischer vs Robatsch, 1962 
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: General (B01) 1-0 Simul; hogs to the 7th
Lasker vs Ewers, 1909 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 1-0

Scandi Def: Bronstein Var Qd6 (B01) 1-0 Walk on the wild side
Kosteniuk vs D E Cori Tello, 2020 
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Spielmann Gambit (B02) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 19.?
Spielmann vs S Landau, 1933 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix style attack
Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

150 Attack
Anand vs Chernin, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 1-0

Sacrifice of g2 pawn
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Rf6 silent sacrifice
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Rxe6 sac
Adorjan vs L Vadasz, 1969 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 24 moves, 1-0

15-year old FM knocks down defending World Blitz Champ
Karjakin vs A Esipenko, 2017 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 29 moves, 0-1

Attack against doubled g pawns
Carlsen vs H Wang, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Maroczy Var (B12) 1-0 The f-pawn passes
Nepomniachtchi vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange. Rubinstein Var (B13) 0-1 Stockfish
Maroczy vs Capablanca, 1926 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 49 moves, 0-1

Qd2 in response to ...g6
Velimirovic vs J Rukavina, 1975 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Qd2 in response to ...g6
Velimirovic vs K Honfi, 1976 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0 R&N sac, crossfire
Khalifman vs Seirawan, 1991 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

Opening the h-file
Kudrin vs D King, 1988 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Gurgenidze Counterattk (B15) 1-0 Stockfish
Tal vs B Gurgenidze, 1969 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 1-0

Rook lift
Browne vs J Bellon Lopez, 1977 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Rxg7 sac
Shamkovich vs Kholmov, 1961 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Found in Chernev's "Combinations - The Heart of Chess"
Capablanca vs A Ribera Arnal, 1935 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Ng6 sacrifice to undermine e6
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs Dreev, 2003 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def: Classical. Main lines (B18) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Bologan vs Anand, 2003 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Ng6 sacrifice to open h file
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Var (B18) 1-0 Simul exhibition
Kasparov vs C van de Vlierd, 1988
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Nxh6 sacrifice
Karjakin vs Mamedyarov, 2013 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix attack
McShane vs I Cheparinov, 2009 
(B20) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix attack
N Minev vs Z Doda, 1963
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

Pawn on f6 against fianchetto structure
Gunsberg vs Von Gottschall, 1887 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix attack against fianchetto structure
G Jones vs D Abhishek, 2007 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

Rxg7 sacrifice
J Penrose vs L Popov, 1963 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Rubinstein, 1921 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 33 moves, 0-1

Nxf7 sac
Keres vs W Winter, 1935 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

R Hasangatin vs Yakovich, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Grischuk, 2018 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Rxf6 sacrifice
Ragozin vs P Noskov, 1930 
(B40) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs A Stern, 1870 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 26 moves, 1-0

Pawn wedge on f6
Yusupov vs Sveshnikov, 1978
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 27 moves, 1-0

Bxh7 sac
Ljubojevic vs Andersson, 1976 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Double Bishop sacrifice
G Kuzmin vs Sveshnikov, 1973 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Silent sacrifice Rf3 to open g-file
Golubev vs V Podinic, 2001 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Nd5 sacrifice
Tkachiev vs W N Watson, 1993 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Sic Richter-Rauzer. Classical Var (B64) 1-0 Pile on the Pin
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Attack against Fianchetto
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

K-side pawn advance, Nxg7 sacrifice
Tolush vs Kotov, 1945 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 1-0

Bxg7 sac
I Madl vs D Summermatter, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Matanovic Attack (B82) 1-0
Adorjan vs J Tompa, 1974 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 31 moves, 1-0

Nd5 sacrifice
A Sznapik vs O Foisor, 1982 
(B83) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Lobron vs K Spraggett, 1985
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Rxg7 sacrifice
Azmaiparashvili vs N Rashkovsky, 1995 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Fischer-Sozin Attk. Flank Var (B87) 0-1 Stockfish
J G Soruco vs Fischer, 1966 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 21 moves, 0-1

Silent sacrifice on e6 to undermine g6
Kholmov vs A Bannik, 1962 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Rxf6 sacrifice
Stein vs Parma, 1962 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

g4 against f5 in French
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

f4-f5 advance against bishop on g6
Waitzkin vs A Friedman, 1993 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

Attack against K in French
Caruana vs F Vallejo Pons, 2012 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

Ng5 sacrifice
Chandler vs Short, 1981 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Rxf3 sacrifice
D Rovner vs Tal, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 10 in Irving Chernev's book "Logical Chess: Move by Move".
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1889 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

Silent sacrifice on h6
Kasparov vs Short, 2001 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

Attack against 0-0-0, b-pawn sac
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1887 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

Sacrifice of g2 pawn
Khalifman vs Bareev, 2002 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 13: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
J Dobias vs J Podgorny, 1952 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

Rxg7 sac
K Richter vs G G Alexandrescu, 1936 
(C10) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Bogoljubov, 1934 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

Steinitz vs C Golmayo, 1888 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Opening the h-file
Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Greek gift with pawn on h4
Alekhine vs A Asgeirsson, 1931 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Q+B battery, attack against fianchetto structure
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 64 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Petrosian Var (C16) 1-0 youtube link
Ljubojevic vs Seirawan, 1983 
(C16) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

Bxh6 sac
L Vogt vs Uhlmann, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 22 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Positional Variation (C19) 1-0 22.?
W Hartston vs Portisch, 1974 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs A Frieman, 1924  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Open game
C Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Open games
Denker vs Gonzalez, 1945 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Lead in development
Lindehn vs L Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

J Mieses vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Opposite-side castling
Shabalov vs A Ivanov, 1994 
(C22) Center Game, 32 moves, 1-0

P Bilguer vs Angerstein, 1835 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Steinitz vs Paulsen, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

Pawn storm
Capablanca vs Ruiz / Molina, 1914 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Blackburne vs Blanchard, 1891  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Weak dark square complex
Gunsberg vs NN, 1879 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 20 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Hanham Var (C41) 1-0 Pedestal/Gueridon Mate
Polo vs Pasqualini, 1923 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Variation (C42) 1-0
M Palac vs D Pavasovic, 2000
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 20/21 in 'Masters of the Chessboard' by Richard Reti
Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1898 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

H Ni vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2011
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

Nxh7 sacrifice
Glek vs F Kroeze, 1996 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Dark-squared bishop and open b-file
V Lyublinsky vs Simagin, 1939 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

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

h6-g5 in response to Bg5 pin against uncastled king
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Anand vs Leko, 2017 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 51 moves, 1-0

P S Leonhardt vs Burn, 1911 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

Von Scheve vs Teichmann, 1907 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 0-1

E Liubarski vs V Soultanbeieff, 1928 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

N sac for the sake of pin, attack down g-file
A Demchenko vs D Howell, 2016 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Using the centre
Euwe vs K Jutte, 1927 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 5 in Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev
Ruger vs H Gebhard-Elsass, 1915 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Nf6+ sacrifice
Bologan vs B Heberla, 2008 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 1-0

Estrin vs Libov, 1945 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 1-0

...Nxh2 against fianchetto structure
V Ciocaltea vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1954 
(C59) Two Knights, 27 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Blackburne, 1914 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Hoelscher, 1933 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

...h6, ...g5, ...Rg6
H E Atkins vs Pillsbury, 1902 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Opposite-side castling
Y Yu vs Grischuk, 2017
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Schlechter vs K Havasi, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 1-0

Rxg7 sac
K Treybal vs I Solin, 1935 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Opposite-side castling
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

G Pfeiffer vs M Blau, 1952 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Ng5, f4
Anand vs So, 2015 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

Grischuk vs So, 2018 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1-0 Stockfish
Alekhine vs O Novotny, 1943 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 51 moves, 1-0

Nh5 sac against fianchetto structure
R Nezhmetdinov vs G Borisenko, 1954 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 46 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 0-1

Znosko-Borovsky vs A J Mackenzie, 1924 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

E Inarkiev vs Ding Liren, 2017 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 0-1

E Nievergelt vs Keres, 1959 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yudasin vs Balashov, 1986 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C92) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Spassky vs Geller, 1965 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Flohr System (C92) · 1-0
Grischuk vs K Alekseenko, 2017 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C96) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Short vs Portisch, 1988
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

"Closing the Door After the Horse has Bolted" (game of the day
Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

"When Irish Eyes are Smiling" (game of the day Mar-17-2016)
C H Alexander vs Pachman, 1947 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Kan. Wing Attack (B43) 0-1 Remove the Defender
O Zambrana vs Kotronias, 2002 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Fischer-Sozin Attk. Flank Var (B87) 1-0video link
Golubev vs R Mantovani, 1992 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Browne Variation (B98) 1-0 20.?
A Rodriguez Cespedes vs I Herrera, 1990 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

KIA 2.Qe2 vs Franco-Sicilian (A07) 1-0 The Q falls before the K
Hromadka vs A Vaits, 1912 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

20...Rc2!! Double Attack & 36...Nd4 ! Knight Fork
A Rodriguez Vila vs Granda Zuniga, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 53 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Sprearhead... seize open lines
R Mamedov vs J Mullon, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Neat double B sac for mate!
D Przepiorka vs L Steiner, 1925 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Notes by Raymond Keene
Keene vs A Whiteley, 1965  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Velimirovic vs D Rajkovic, 1971 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Velimirovic vs A Bradvarevic, 1962 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Suttles, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 37 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Svidler, 1998 
(B06) Robatsch, 42 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2007 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Mayet's Mate
Kolisch vs K Hamppe, 1859 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var (C41) 1-0 Soviet mini
Ullianov vs Zubikov, 1956 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit Accepted (C51) 1-0Spearhead Q fork f7 & P snatcher
B Wall vs L Shameson, 1986 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 9 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 3 Pieces hit f7, h7 w/pins
B Wall vs V Duncan, 1981 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Italian, Evans Gambit. Anderssen, Cordel Line (C51) 1-0 notes
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Mieses Def (C52) 1-0 Cup of Hemlock
Bronstein vs Socrates, 1992 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 51 moves, 1-0

Game 44 'My 60 Memorable Games' by Robert James Fischer
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attk (C52) 1-0 Dbl N sac
A Khachaturov vs A A Bikhovsky, 1955
(C52) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

11.Nxe5! leads to an early active endgame at the cost of a pawn
Estrin vs M Skrovina, 1960 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 46 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. 5...Ba5 Tartakower Attack (C52) 0-1Notes by Black
Estrin vs V Palciauskas, 1978  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. 5...Ba5 Tartakower Attk (C52) 1-0 lovely ending
Short vs Huebner, 1997 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 51 moves, 1-0

'Open Gambits' by George Botterill, published 1986, page 76
T Harding vs S Szilagyi, 1988 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Tartakower Attack (C52) 1/2-1/2
R Li vs Caruana, 2015 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Read keypusher's notes on the Evan's Gambit
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 77 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C52) 1-0
Sutovsky vs Smagin, 2001 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Spectacular Attack!
V Gunina vs M Sebag, 2019 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

Misha Makes the Devil's eye to Boterill's King
G Botterill vs Tal, 1973 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 51 moves, 0-1

Anand jewelry
Topalov vs Anand, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

Old Fool Lear
Shirov vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

Larsen was a year older than Tal. Anything can happen in blitz.
Tal vs Larsen, 1987 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Bxf7+ declined
Tal vs B Gurgenidze, 1961 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 35 moves, 1-0

Fantastic game, one that shows incredible chess understanding &
Tal vs Beliavsky, 1989 
(B56) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 N sac; Rob the pin
M Karp vs Lobron, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov. Modern Var 9.Ne6! (B17) 1-0 squeezed
Tseshkovsky vs Khalifman, 1987 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern. Alburt Var (B04) 1-0 Adjacent Ns on 6th
Kasparov vs S Palatnik, 1978 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Def: Classical 6.Ne5 c6 (B01) 1-0 Discovered+
Firouzja vs Carlsen, 2021 
(B01) Scandinavian, 35 moves, 1-0

"Von Gottschall's Bazooka" (24.Rf3)
Von Gottschall vs Albin, 1892 
(B06) Robatsch, 33 moves, 1-0

A very instructive attacking game by Garry Kasparov!
Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Var (B90) 1-0 Dbl Knight sacs
J Jackova vs N Vink, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 0-1 Double Exchange Sacrifice
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2012 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Breyer Var. Stein Attack (B10) 1-0Correspondence
D C Taylor vs J Warren, 1980 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Marshall Gambit (B23) 1-0 Five straight P moves?
A J Mackenzie vs C W Wilkins, 1908 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 0-1 Pin, Kside Assault!
Ken Eddy vs J Berry, 2001 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 17 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50) 0-1 Brutal beat down
Mayet vs Anderssen, 1855 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 16 moves, 0-1

(C44) Konstantinopolsky Opening: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3
Rapport vs Anand, 2021 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 0-1 A Tour de Force!!
V Kahn vs C Hartlaub, 1916 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def: Austrian Attk. Unzicker Attk (B09) 1-0 h-file assault
L Perecz vs M Hever, 1974 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Mieses Var Nge2, f3(B01) 1/2-perpetual threat
D Pavasovic vs C Bauer, 2011 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Marshall Gambit (B23) 1-0 Black opens himself up
T Lux vs E Edmondson, 1962 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 13 moves, 1-0

Capablanca miniature: Q sacrifice (if accepted) allows Bxf7#.
Capablanca vs L B Meyer, 1908 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Stockfish 14.1, Black's best vs the Lolli Attack (6.d4) is 6...
A Hassan vs Tan Xin Ying, 1995 
(C57) Two Knights, 52 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attk (C26) 1-0 crazy
Nepomniachtchi vs Anand, 2020 
(C26) Vienna, 34 moves, 1-0

Queen odds game (000) 1-0 Legall's Mate extended into K walk
J Krejcik vs NN, 1947  
(C00) French Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Mokele Mbembe. Vavra Defense (B02) 1-0 Pavel'd
F Hosticka vs P Vavra, 1994 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

K Pawn Game: Damiano Defense (C40) 1-0 Q sac, P mate
P Damiano vs NN, 1512 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Handsome Knight in center
V Quiroga vs W Crane, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: 2Ns Def. Fried Liver Attk (C57) 0-1 8...Nb4 9.Bb3
Gregor Abmayr vs Kirill Zolotuskiy, 2019 
(C57) Two Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 Rip the 7th rank
Short vs Ljubojevic, 1989 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto Var (B31) 1-0
G Sanders vs L Storch, 1984 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Damiano Variation. Kholmov Gambit (C42) 1/2-video
Caruana vs A Liang, 2022 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights Game: 4.d4 Scotch. Accepted (C47) 1/2-1/2
Firouzja vs Ding Liren, 2022 
(C47) Four Knights, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 1-0 Lolli's Mate awaits
Blackburne vs Woodward, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Chekhover Var (B53) 0-1 Mongredien's Mate awaits
Z Jovanovic vs M Warmerdam, 2022
(B53) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Morphy Attk (C51) 1-0 Just like PM!
T Zeids vs J Fride, 1930 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Stafford Gambit (C42) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
E Righi vs J W Warlick, 1992 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Wing Attack (C78) 1-0 spoon and fork
Kashdan vs B Altman, 1942 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense 2.Na3 (B20) 1-0 Back rank threats
Zvjaginsev vs Khalifman, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Anderssen's Mate
P Lebedev vs Valdaev, 1930 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Def: ML (B01) 1-0 Black doesn't get castled
D Brodsky vs Anish Kumar, 2022 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Bg2, Be3 vs Pirc Def (B06) 1-0 triple on the 7th
Bologan vs A Kakageldyev, 1996 
(B06) Robatsch, 33 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense: General (B00) 1-0 Blindfold simul
Koltanowski vs R J McRobbie, 1937 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Lean Var. Colorado Counter Accepted (B00) 1-0
Fedorowicz vs R Finegold, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Lolli Attack (C57) 1-0Exch Sac Attk
J Balint vs Chernev, 1938 
(C57) Two Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Hanham Var (C41) 0-1 BF tried this
T Drmic vs T Music, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Mokele Mbembe (B02) 1-0 N takes the long way
D Baramidze vs S Buecker, 2009 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit 9...f6 (C02) 1-0 open f-file
J Pokojowczyk vs Ivkov, 1971 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 433 on page 468, Attacking 101 - Volume #5 by Joel Johnson
F Rhine vs NN, 2019 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicil Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Paulsen Formation (B21) 1-0
M Esserman vs D Gukesh, 2017 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 34 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Dbl P Sac (C44) 0-1 Siberian Trap
Marshall vs J Hopkins, 1916 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knights Defense (C55) 1-0 Pin to win
P Kerkovius vs A Mandelbaum, 1894 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Fabiano missed a draw 25...Ne3+! 26 Rxe3 Bxf4 27 Rf3 Bxc1
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: General 0-0-0+ (B07) 1-0 The first of its kind
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1850 
(B07) Pirc, 19 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General (C60) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Var (C61) 0-1 Q sac DECLINED for Max Lange #
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1851 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Open. Classical Def Main Line(C83) 1-0 Tarrasch Trap!
Tarrasch vs Zukertort, 1887 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 17 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Stafford Gambit (C42) 0-1 Correspondence
I Lowens vs Stafford, 1950 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Nxf7
W H Pratten vs C Damant, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Alapin - Remove White's QN1 (B22) 1-0 Unpin, Q sac
Lasker vs NN, 1887 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 10 moves, 1-0

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