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92 TacticalArchives
Compiled by Littlejohn

"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

* Accidents: Game Collection: Accidents in the opening

* Philidor Beats: Game Collection: Against the Philidor

* YS Tactics: Game Collection: Yasser Seirawan's Winning Chess Tactics

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils

"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 everyday." ― Ruth Coleman, carpe diem at age 101

The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

* YS Tactics: Game Collection: Yasser Seirawan's Winning Chess Tactics

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Chess variants / W gives Q odds (000) 1-0 Bxf7+ forces K walk
W Potter vs NN, 1870 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

31...series of exchanges toward favorable endgame
I Bilek vs A Ornstein, 1976 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 57 moves, 1-0

23 brillant combo nets Q
Lisitsin vs Smyslov, 1944 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

28 trap 35in between move
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

39 interesting B offer
Ljubojevic vs G Tringov, 1982 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

M Czerniak vs U Rueetschi, 1981 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

31 pawn push
M Janata vs H Lehmann, 1969 
(A09) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

16 cuts off King's retreat
G Laco vs M Lanzani, 1992 
(A10) English, 21 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs Kaidanov, 1988 
(A13) English, 22 moves, 0-1

25 clearance
I Ivanov vs Kudrin, 1989 
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

25...eliminating the defender
Quinteros vs L Christiansen, 1981 
(A15) English, 46 moves, 0-1

13...N offer you cant refuse
P Nikolic vs Yusupov, 1989 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 22 moves, 0-1

21 bsac
Kasparov vs Turbostar, 1985 
(A20) English, 34 moves, 1-0

25...what a pin
Adorjan vs Miles, 1985 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 0-1

30 attack n
Miles vs Timman, 1984 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0 the gate
K Rogoff vs Portisch, 1976 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Tal, 1984 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 0-1

13 nsac+bsac toepose k
C Jauregui vs J de Souza Mendes, 1959 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 18 moves, 1-0

A Acevedo Milan vs Fischer, 1970 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

15 Better than bxp+
S Palatnik vs Geller, 1980 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

23 Open up the file for the rook
J L Watson vs Z Fayvinov, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

18...which piece to capture e3?
A Anastasian vs Yermolinsky, 1987 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 18 moves, 0-1

V Olexa vs M Ujtelky, 1948 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 26 moves, 0-1

30 pin
Uhlmann vs T Paehtz Sr, 1974 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 34 moves, 1-0

G Kluger vs B Sandor, 1954 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

26...not the obvious Qsac
I A Horowitz vs Fine, 1934 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 28 moves, 0-1

35 make it simple
Karpov vs Piskunov, 1962 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

88...interference starts defensive maneuver
Browne vs Fischer, 1970 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

22 Bsac
J Penrose vs Bobotsov, 1969 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

25 clearance
Fischer vs M Bedford, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

23 nsac starts the attack
Psakhis vs A Kochyev, 1990 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

25 Qsac threatens double check
G Kuzmin vs E Torre, 1981 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

94...lengthy k and r cha cha
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 121 moves, 1/2-1/2

27 n-d7+ resigns (why?)
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

28 nsacexposes k
V Pina vs D Duarte, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

25 deflectiion
Fischer vs Euwe, 1960 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

31...q&p ending
A Matanovic vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

35 deflection
Shamkovich vs Tukmakov, 1970 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

19 important bishop
Janowski vs Von Popiel, 1902 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 21 moves, 1-0

48 ....pawn push
Anand vs Van der Wiel, 1989 
(B32) Sicilian, 53 moves, 0-1

M Trosman vs S Salov, 1978 
(B33) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

21 b sac
K Georgiev vs C Ionescu, 1986 
(B40) Sicilian, 53 moves, 1-0

12 bsac
D H Campora vs I Morovic Fernandez, 1981 
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

34.......combo wins exchange
Keres vs L Popov, 1973 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 38 moves, 0-1

24 rsac and bsac removes k cover
Kramnik vs Leko, 2000 
(B44) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

28 interference
G Sigurjonsson vs L Ogaard, 1978 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

20 clear the way
Tkachiev vs W N Watson, 1993 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

18 castle assault
Fischer vs Benko, 1959 
(B57) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

23...slow death from poisoned rook
A Soltis vs Z Kozul, 1989 
(B57) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

17 creating weaknesses
Nunn vs Fedorowicz, 1991 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 24 moves, 1-0

24 rsac
A V Filipenko vs F Lipinsky, 2000 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

21 nsac
Beliavsky vs Kupreichik, 1973 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 26 moves, 1-0

37 clearance
Nunn vs J van der Tuuk, 1986 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 40 moves, 1-0

18 not a quick knock-out
Van der Wiel vs Ehlvest, 1989 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 44 moves, 1-0

44 r infiltration
E Prandstetter vs Ftacnik, 1986 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 48 moves, 1-0

43...pins and more
Polgar vs Suba, 1993 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 45 moves, 0-1

18 qsac cannot be taken
A Soltis vs D Gurevich, 1981 
(B89) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

22 bsac
G M Todorovic vs Z Kozul, 1988 
(B89) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

21 bsac
Nunn vs S Hmadi, 1985 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

T Luther vs Yudasin, 1989 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

20 rsac start a lengthy combo
Karpov vs Quinteros, 1973 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

44...n maneuver
P Enders vs Uhlmann, 1978 
(C02) French, Advance, 52 moves, 0-1

31 R interference
Anand vs Bareev, 1993 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

57 cleverpromotion
V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956 
(C11) French, 80 moves, 1-0

29 nsac is an offer that can not be refused
M Hebden vs E Prie, 1984 
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

33 fork threat, discovery
Short vs Psakhis, 1985 
(C16) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 1-0

43...Q just sit and watch
M Wahls vs Yusupov, 1991 
(C16) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 0-1

31 exchange with defender piece
A Colovic vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 2004 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 34 moves, 1-0

Grischuk vs Polgar, 2007 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Velcheva vs S Milliet, 2007 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

28 threats forced surrender of black Q
B Katalymov vs O Kaminsky, 1969 
(C45) Scotch Game, 37 moves, 1-0

8 double threat
Reti vs Dunkelblum, 1914 
(C46) Three Knights, 8 moves, 1-0

9 q sac
W Pollock vs E Hall, 1890 
(C46) Three Knights, 12 moves, 1-0

S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

22...rsac sets up deflection
Shumov vs Kolisch, 1862 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

22 bsac
Gipslis vs A Sygulski, 1987 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 1-0

12...nxp is too slow
Sils vs L Schmid, 1971 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

16....push pawn
Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

32avoiding a perpetual
Capablanca vs R Raubitschek, 1906 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

41Brilliant counter attack
E Inarkiev vs Kazhgaleyev, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 50 moves, 1-0

15....nsac opens bag of tricks
Kholmov vs I Polgar, 1979 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 0-1

20 attack
Vasiukov vs Y Rantanen, 1988 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

20 King's men cant help
J Arnason vs Nunn, 1990 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

40 endgame
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

33 backrank
Van der Wiel vs Timman, 1988 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

L Schmid vs Rossolimo, 1949 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

31...clearance starts combo
T Tolnai vs Klovans, 1991 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 0-1

25 pawn push
Nunn vs A Greenfeld, 1988 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

24 mate threat
Fischer vs L Barczay, 1967 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 24 moves, 1-0

28...breathtaking combo
Smirin vs Beliavsky, 1989 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 0-1

54 defcombo perpetual
Polugaevsky vs Averbakh, 1961 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

33 pins clearance
V Kovacevic vs P Nikolic, 1989 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

30 threaten Q capture
Timman vs Geller, 1983 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 34 moves, 1-0

17...Lure K to the frontline
Vladimirov vs V Vorotnikov, 1974 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

23 center breakthrough opens lines for attack
Portisch vs R Garcia, 1966 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

24 longrangecombo
Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

V Tomovic vs Vidmar, 1945 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

20 chase n
Spielmann vs Gruenfeld, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

28 pawn promo
Kasparov vs G Gonda, 1988 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

18 b4
Adorjan vs J Tisdall, 1981 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

29 nsac weakens king's castle
Vladimirov vs Van der Sterren, 1990 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

22 smothered
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

51 exch
Carlsen vs Short, 2004 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

29 change diagonal
A Baburin vs S Fokin, 1989 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 36 moves, 1-0

14 discomatethreat
Yusupov vs J Nogueiras, 1985 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

13 persistent king assault
Smagin vs N Monin, 1986 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

43 pins
Zappa vs Crafty, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0 and fork
Bagirov vs A Vooremaa, 1981 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

23 nsac sets up pin
Vyzmanavin vs V Ruban, 1989 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

21 continous castle assault
E Mortensen vs J Rodgaard, 1980 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Ribli vs Romanishin, 1982 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

19....extracting the king
M Rohde vs I Rogers, 1982 
(D80) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 0-1
N Michaelsen vs Bacrot, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 0-1

28 Q driven away from defense
K Burger vs P Keglevic, 1977 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

37 rsac leads to mate in 3
J Pinter vs Larsen, 1982 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

38 trapped rook
G Ilivitsky vs Keres, 1955 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

34 r sac
L B Hansen vs Timman, 1994 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

19 king caught in the middle
L Christiansen vs de Firmian, 1985 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 77 moves, 1-0

43 defcombo
Kasparov vs Tukmakov, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

32 combo wins a pawn
Ponomariov vs Tomashevsky, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

30 rsac exposes enemy K
O Foisor vs Smagin, 1991 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

60....defense first
Alburt vs A J Mestel, 1984 
(E73) King's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

28 QN mating net
Bareev vs Kupreichik, 1990 
(E73) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

40...rsac flush out king from safety
G Horvath vs Kupreichik, 1992 
(E77) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

27...divert defense
N Spiridonov vs Tal, 1970 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 0-1

"Fool's Mate" variation with Queen Sac.
NN vs Du Mont, 1802 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

1.Nf3 f5 2.d3 Lisitsyn Gambit Deferred (A04) 1-0 h-file assault
Lisitsin vs Krogius, 1949 
(A04) Reti Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Edward Lasker's Immortal King Walk game; alternative 18.10-0-0#
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def: Two Knts (A54) 0-1 BxRa8 leaves weak squares
Lilienthal vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Dbl Fianchetto (A62) 0-1Super Nezh Exchange Sac
V Zak vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Dutch, Leningrad. Matulovic Var (A89) 1-0 12-year-old Q&R#
Carlsen vs D Rylander, 2003 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 33 moves, 1-0

Maybe Santa does not like Carlsen either. :)
L P Supi vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B01) Scandinavian, 18 moves, 1-0

Amazing king hunt in this correspondence game.
P Imbaud vs Strumilo, 1922 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian, Portuguese Gambit (B01) 0-1 Hazardous!!
F Halwick vs Roberto Pe Ang, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 0-1

Fine's 8...Qh4+ wasn't so bad. But 9...Qh6? was a huge lemon.
H Borochow vs Fine, 1932 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Czech Def: General (B07) 0-1 Battery pin beats interposition
A Samuelson vs V Akobian, 2006 
(B07) Pirc, 17 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Forgacs Variation (B15) 1-0 Boden's Mate w/Q
Chulkov vs Gavemann, 1947 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

Famous Reti's Mate
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nimzowitsch. ML (B29) 1-0 Spearhead->Philidor's Legacy
T Peine vs V Budde, 1970 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 fool the Bs
V Artemiev vs A Kholopov, 2015 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

There are many traps & pitfalls with the Levenfish Variation.
R Nezhmetdinov vs P Ermolin, 1946 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical General (B83) 0-1
L Luk vs S Kindermann, 1984 
(B83) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

18. Nc5! is # 137 in Chess Informant's Encyclopedia
Smyslov vs C Kottnauer, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack. Leonhardt Var (B88) 1-0 video
Fischer vs P Dely, 1967 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Amazing display of intuition, tactics and judgment.
C Li vs J C Sadorra, 2007 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Rubinstein Variation (C10) 0-1 SF notes
J Narraway vs Marshall, 1894
(C10) French, 24 moves, 0-1

"Grin and Bareev It" (game of the day Apr-25-2008)
Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 0-1

French, Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0 Dbl R sac, Boden's Mate
Pachman vs Eckert, 1940 
(C13) French, 24 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

buen juego dandopeones abriendo puerta
C Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Stanley. Bronstein Gambit (C23) 0-1 cannon fire
Abby Marshall vs A Melekhina, 2010
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

BRAVO Tchigorin!!
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky G. (C27) 1-0Lowenthal notes
Morphy vs Potier, 1858  
(C27) Vienna Game, 25 moves, 1-0

17...?!! Brilliant, blunder or both
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 1-0 Q sac for Arabian #
Schlechter vs Kern, 1893 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C47) 1-0 Bxf7+ w/a twist
Astapovich vs Golosov, 1967 
(C45) Scotch Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Modern Defense (C45) 1-0 Explosive!
Karjakin vs Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Brazen: A classic Q sac, then a N sac followed by a pawn mate
N Kosolapov vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C46) Three Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

A Demonstration That Knights' Zenith is at the 6th Rank !!!!
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit Mason Gambit (C54) 1-0 Q
Alekhine vs NN, 1911 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 A pin and a super e- pawn picnic
Andrews vs F G Janssens, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 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

According to Rybka, Anderssens's play is simply unsound.
Mayet vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 15 moves, 0-1

"The Joys of Chess" by Christian Hesse
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Caro Variation (C70) 1-0Spearhead
D Fuller vs Horton, 1979 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

1.d4d5 2.Bf4 c5 Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 0-1Trespass rebuke
K Regan vs R P Michell, 1905 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Colle System 9.Bb2 Ne4 (D05) 1-0
Kramnik vs Nepomniachtchi, 2023 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Colle 5.c3 vs Owen Defense: Blatny Variation (B00) 1-0 LooseRh8
J Friedel vs F Barrios, 2009
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

advancing pawn and the inability of the Knight to stop it
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

B xf7!!, N smothers Q ,N forks Q or Qc4+ # @ f7
B Wall vs R Gantt, 1978 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

QGD: Barmen Variation (D37) 1-0 17.Bxg6! fxBg6 18.Qh6
Schlechter vs D Przepiorka, 1906 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

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

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0
Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018  
(C13) French, 22 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 0-1 Q sac for K hunt
J Bai vs Ding Liren, 2017 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

Double Bishop Mate: 16...Bxf3# 0-1
V Kahn vs C Hartlaub, 1916 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Simon Williams' Immortal Game
S Williams vs A Rakhmangulova, 2023 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

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