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50 Ways to Win at Chess
Compiled by Littlejohn

Steve Giddins, Gambit Pub. 2007

General chess advice from Joe Brooks:

"On the chessboard lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie; the merciless fact, culmination in checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite." -- Emanuel Lasker

"Chess is a fairy tale of 1,001 blunders." ― Savielly Tartakower

"The pawns are the soul of chess." ― Francois-Andre Danican Philidor

"A pawn, when separated from his fellows, will seldom or never make a fortune." ― Francois-Andre Danican Philidor

"Remember us,
Should any free soul come across this place,
In all the countless centuries yet to be,
May our voices whisper to you from the ageless stones, Go tell the Spartans, passerby:
That here by Spartan law, we lie."
― Frank Miller, 300

"Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent's mind." ― Bobby Fischer

"The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one's country." ― George S. Patton Jr.

"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people." ― Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, and former U.S. Army Colonel

* Assorted Good games Compiled by rbaglini: Game Collection: assorted Good games

* GK's Scheveningen: Game Collection: Kasparov - The Sicilian Sheveningen

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:9, 10.

"You can only get good at chess if you love the game." ― Bobby Fischer

"Be active. I do things my way, like skiing when I'm 100. Nobody else does that even if they have energy. And I try to eat pretty correctly and get exercise and fresh air and sunshine." ― Elsa Bailey, first time skier at age 100

"Don't look at the calendar, just keep celebrating every day." ― Ruth Coleman, carpe diem at age 101

Hodgson vs M Hebden, 1986 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Gheorghiu vs W N Watson, 1980 
(E70) King's Indian, 50 moves, 0-1

Vasiukov vs Van Wely, 2002 
(B53) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Topalov, 2006 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 1-0

P K Wells vs J Emms, 2000 
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Short, 1991 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 0-1

Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 47 moves, 0-1

Salov vs M Gurevich, 1987 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 25 moves, 0-1

Aronian vs I Sokolov, 2006 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Ribli vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

I R Watson vs Nunn, 1980
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

J Penrose vs Tal, 1960 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 39 moves, 1-0

Browne vs Alburt, 1983
(A57) Benko Gambit, 52 moves, 1-0

I Cheparinov vs Stellwagen, 2005 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 36 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Tal, 1973 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Pilnik vs Geller, 1955 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 38 moves, 0-1

I Sokolov vs Khalifman, 1994 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

Andersson vs Seirawan, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 51 moves, 1-0

Ribli vs Karpov, 1980 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 55 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 58 moves, 1-0

D Howell vs Kramnik, 2002 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 63 moves, 0-1

Kosteniuk vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 57 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Uhlmann, 1960 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

Dorfman vs Bronstein, 1975 
(A21) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Mamedyarov vs M Brodsky, 2006 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

T B Bennett vs Keene, 1970  
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Vaganian, 1995 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 43 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Gheorghiu, 1967 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs G Vescovi, 2006 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Stein vs Spassky, 1962 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Miles vs Larsen, 1978 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

L'Ami vs Mamedyarov, 2005 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 64 moves, 0-1

Game 968 Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Kramnik vs Leko, 2006 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1
R Djurhuus vs G Sargissian, 2006
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

One of the greatest Queen endings kibitzer has ever seen.
Bronstein vs C H Alexander, 1954 
(A80) Dutch, 120 moves, 0-1

Gurevich committed a crime against chess by play to draw as W.
M Gurevich vs Short, 1990 
(C01) French, Exchange, 42 moves, 0-1

"Crisis in Seville" (game of the day Nov-07-2008)
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987  
(A13) English, 64 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

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

Simple minority attack win. Capa makes it look easy!
Capablanca vs Golombek, 1939 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

"My best game from New York 1924" -- Lasker
Reti vs Lasker, 1924 
(A12) English with b3, 45 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch never defeated Rubinstein in twenty tries.
Rubinstein vs Tarrasch, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 49 Richard Reti's Masters of the Chessboard
Capablanca vs Vidmar, 1927 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 37 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury, Harry Nelson (1872-1906)
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal Correspondence Game" (game of the day Jun-22-2012
A Sundin vs Erik Andersson, 1964 
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

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