Chess

Starting The Game Without Two Pieces! The Result? Must See!

Barnes vs Amateur New York, 1873 Irregular chess opening 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 Nc6 5. a3 Nce7 6. Nf3 a6 7. O-O b5 8. Ba2 c6 9. Ng5 Nh6 10. Qb3 Qa5 11. Re1 cxb2 12. Rd1 bxc1=Q 13. Qxf7+ Nxf7 14. Bxf7+ Kd8 15. Ne6# 1-0

Clash Of The Greatest Chess Composers: Chekhover vs. Kasparian

Vitaly Chekhover vs Genrikh Kasparian Erevan, Match (1936), Erevan, Armenia, rd 17, Dec-12 King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nf3 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O Nbd7 7. Nc3 e5 8. dxe5 dxe5 9. Qc2 Re8 10. b3 e4 11. Nd4 e3 12. f4 c6 13. Bb2 Qa5 14. Nf3 Qh5 15. Nd1 Nc5 16. Be5 Bf5 17. Qb2 Rxe5 18. fxe5 Ng4 19. h3 Nxe5 20. Nxe5 Bxh3 21. Rc1 Bxe5 22. Qc2 Bxg3 23. Nxe3 Bxg2 24. Kxg2 Qh2+ 25. Kf3 Bh4 26. Rg1 Qh3+ 27. Kf4 Re8 28. Ng4 Ne6+ 29. Ke5 Ng5+ 30. Kd6 Bg3+ 31. Rxg3 Qxg3+ 32. Kd7 Qxg4+ 33. Kxe8 Qc8+ 34. Ke7 Qc7+ 35. Ke8 Ne6 36. Rd1 Ng7# 0-1

In 13 Moves Sacrificed Both Rooks And The Queen!!! The Result?

Esteban Canal vs NN "Peruvian Immortal" Simultaneous (1934), Budapest HUN Scandinavian Defense: Main Lines (B01) 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 c6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Bf4 e6 7. h3 Bxf3 8. Qxf3 Bb4 9. Be2 Nd7 10. a3 O-O-O 11. axb4 Qxa1+ 12. Kd2 Qxh1 13. Qxc6+ bxc6 14. Ba6# 1-0

Just Watch This Game: Tal Was The Chess Messiah

Mikhail Tal vs Robert Forbis Chicago (1988), Chicago, IL USA Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Sosonko Variation (B77) 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. Bc4 Nd7 10. h4 Nb6 11. Bb3 Na5 12. h5 Nbc4 13. Qe2 Nxe3 14. Qxe3 Nxb3 15. axb3 Bd7 16. O-O-O e6 17. f4 Qb6 18. f5 gxf5 19. exf5 Kh8 20. Rhf1 Bxd4 21. Rxd4 e5 22. Qh6 Qxd4 23. Qf6+ Kg8 24. Nd5 Rfe8 25. Qg5+ Kh8 26. h6 e4 27. f6 Rg8 28. Qg7+ Rxg7 29. hxg7+ Kg8 30. Ne7# 1-0

Karpov Resigns Too Early And Spoils Polgar's Brilliant Combination

Judit Polgar vs Anatoly Karpov 7th Essent (2003), Hoogeveen NED, rd 1, Oct-12 Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Variation (C42) 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Be7 7. O-O Nc6 8. c4 Nb4 9. Be2 O-O 10. a3 Nc6 11. cxd5 Qxd5 12. Nc3 Nxc3 13. bxc3 Qd6 14. Rb1 b6 15. Re1 Be6 16. Bd3 Rae8 17. Rb5 Na5 18. Rbe5 Nc6 19. R5e2 Bd7 20. d5 Na5 21. Ne5 Bf6 22. Bf4 Bxe5 23. Bxe5 Qxa3 24. Re3 Qc5 25. Bxh7+ Kxh7 26. Qh5+ 1-0

Nietsche Faces A Guy Who Plays Like Paul Morphy

Nietsche vs Samuel D Factor Chicago (1928), Chicago, IL USA King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Lopez Variation (C33) 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Bc4 Qh4+ 4. Kf1 g5 5. Nf3 Qh5 6. h4 d5 7. Bxd5 Nf6 8. Nc3 Nc6 9. Bxc6+ bxc6 10. d4 Ba6+ 11. Kg1 g4 12. Ne5 Qxe5 13. dxe5 Bc5+ 14. Kh2 g3+ 15. Kh3 Bc8+ 16. Qg4 Bxg4# 0-1

The Greatest Combination Which Is Too Complex Even For Chess Engines

Yuri S Gusev vs E Auerbach Molniya Sporting Society (1946), Chelyabinsk RUS, rd 5 Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Variation General (B70) 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be2 Nc6 7. Nb3 Bg7 8. O-O Be6 9. f4 Rc8 10. f5 Bd7 11. g4 Ne5 12. g5 Ng8 13. Nd5 f6 14. Be3 b6 15. Nd4 Kf7 16. c3 Qe8 17. Ne6 Bxe6 18. fxe6+ Kf8 19. Nxf6 Nxf6 20. gxf6 Bxf6 21. Bh6+ Kg8 22. Rxf6 exf6 23. Qxd6 Rc6 24. Qxe5 fxe5 25. Rf1 Rc8 26. Bd1 Rc4 27. Bb3 b5 28. Bxc4 bxc4 29. b3 a5 30. bxc4 Qe7 31. Kg2 Qa3 32. Rf2 Qe7 33. Rf1 g5 34. Rf5 g4 35. c5 Qe8 36. c6 Qe7 37. c7 1-0

John Nunn's Immortal: The Most Outrageous Attack

Alexander Beliavsky vs John Nunn Hoogovens (1985), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-19 King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Normal Defense (E81) 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 Nbd7 7. Qd2 c5 8. d5 Ne5 9. h3 Nh5 10. Bf2 f5 11. exf5 Rxf5 12. g4 Rxf3 13. gxh5 Qf8 14. Ne4 Bh6 15. Qc2 Qf4 16. Ne2 Rxf2 17. Nxf2 Nf3+ 18. Kd1 Qh4 19. Nd3 Bf5 20. Nec1 Nd2 21. hxg6 hxg6 22. Bg2 Nxc4 23. Qf2 Ne3+ 24. Ke2 Qc4 25. Bf3 Rf8 26. Rg1 Nc2 27. Kd1 Bxd3 0-1

Napoleon Goes For A Zippy Combination Against A General

Napoleon Bonaparte vs Henri Gatien Bertrand St. Helena (1820), St Helena Scotch Game: Napoleon Gambit (C44) 1. Nf3 Nc6 2. e4 e5 3. d4 Nxd4 4. Nxd4 exd4 5. Bc4 Bc5 6. c3 Qe7 7. O-O Qe5 8. f4 dxc3+ 9. Kh1 cxb2 10. Bxf7+ Kd8 11. fxe5 bxa1=Q 12. Bxg8 Be7 13. Qb3 a5 14. Rf8+ Bxf8 15. Bg5+ Be7 16. Bxe7+ Kxe7 17. Qf7+ Kd8 18. Qf8# 1-0

Mikhail Tal Has A "Trojan Horse" For His Opponent

Mikhail Tal vs Wolfgang Uhlmann Moscow (1971), Moscow URS, rd 6, Nov-30 French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3 Nc6 5. Bb5 dxe4 6. Nxe4 Bd7 7. Bg5 Qa5+ 8. Nc3 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Bb4 10. O-O Bxc3 11. bxc3 Qxc3 12. Nf5 exf5 13. Re1+ Be6 14. Qd6 a6 15. Bd2 Qxc2 16. Bb4 axb5 17. Qf8+ Kd7 18. Red1+ Kc7 19. Qxa8 1-0