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  1. Bad rook pawn moves (a3/h3 or a6/h6)
    There are many games where someone played the rook pawn to a3/h3 (for white) or a6/h6 (for black), and many times this move is a game-ruining waste of time, if not a tactical blunder. This collection features some of those bad cases.
    2 games, 1992-1997

  2. Daily Puzzle Candidates
    Suggestions for the "Daily Puzzle"
    17 games, 1907-2008

  3. Games analyzed by YouRang
    Sometimes, when I see a game, it stirs my interest, so I spend some time posting some amateur analysis (usually with the help of a computer). It benefits me more than anyone else...
    126 games, 1880-2016

  4. Games to look at when I have more time...
    When I see a game that is interesting, but don't have time to really look closely at it, I put it in this collection until I do have time. Games in this collection are (hopefully) there only temporarily, as I will remove them once I've had a chance to look at them.
    6 games, 1927-2012

  5. Howling Blunders
    Horrible moves that lead to an embarrassing loss (or perhaps an embarrassing draw).
    7 games, 1988-2006

  6. Instructional games
    If I were to ever try to teach chess to others, I would like to at least give my unfortunate students a few nice examples of tactics. The games in this collection have nice examples, that IMO are somewhat out of the ordinary.
    11 games, 1920-2009

  7. Interesting games
    Games that feature an unusual or fascinating play
    19 games, 1892-2014

  8. Knight better than a bishop
    Games where I found that a Knight outperformed a bishop in a direct match, and consequently determined the outcome of the game.
    6 games, 1867-2013

  9. Miracle saves
    Fabulous moves that save (draw or win) an apparently lost game
    12 games, 1904-2005

  10. Nifty combinations
    When I see a combination that is impressive, beautiful, and understandable -- and I like it, I may add it to this collection.
    13 games, 1890-2007

  11. Promotion Tactics
    Unusual tactics that involve pawn promotion
    23 games, 1890-2008

  12. Puzzles I should have solved, but didn't :-(
    Daily puzzles that I missed, and after looking at the answer, I decided that I SHOULD have gotten it. This is mostly for my own personal review, but others are welcome to observe. Hopefully this list will grow slowly!
    35 games, 1906-2009

  13. Wild games
    Games that feature wild, unpredictable, sacrificial, unworldly moves.
    13 games, 1851-1994

  14. Zugzwang!
    Games that feature zugzwang. One player would be okay, except that it is his/her turn to move! Unfortunately, there are no acceptable moves.
    7 games, 1971-2006

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