Chess

Capablanca's Immortal Checkmate With 2 Hanging Pieces

Jose Raul Capablanca vs Masyutin Simul, 30b (1914), Kiev RUS, Mar-02 Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Variation (A83) 1. d4 f5 2. e4 fxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 c6 5. f3 exf3 6. Nxf3 e6 7. Bd3 d5 8. O-O Nbd7 9. Ne5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Qh5+ Ke7 12. Bxh7 Nf8 13. Qf7+ Kd6 14. Nc4+ dxc4 15. Ne4+ Kd5 16. Rf5+ Kxe4 17. Re1+ Kxd4 18. c3+ Kd3 19. Rd5# 1-0

Paul Morphy: The Knight Who Killed The Kings

aul Morphy vs Thomas Jefferson Bryan New York (USA) (1859) Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (000) 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Bc5 6. O-O d6 7. d4 Bb6 8. dxe5 dxe5 9. Qb3 Qf6 10. Bb5 Be6 11. Qa4 Nge7 12. Bg5 Qg6 13. Bxe7 Kxe7 14. Bxc6 bxc6 15. Nxe5 Qf6 16. Nxc6+ Kf8 17. e5 Qg5 18. h4 Qg4 19. Qa3+ Kg8 20. Ne7+ Kf8 21. Ng6+ Kg8 22. Qf8+ Rxf8 23. Ne7# 1-0

See The Magic When This Guy Started The Game Without A Queen

Apscheneek vs Amateur Riga 1934 1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 d6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. O-O-O Nf6 5. f3 O-O 6. e3 c6 7. g4 h6 8. Nge2 Be6 9. Ng3 Nbd7 10. h4 Nh7 11. g5 hxg5 12. hxg5 Bxg5 13. Bd3 Bh6 14. Rdg1 d5 15. Nf5 Bxf5 (15... b6) 16. Bxf5 Qf6 17. Bxd7 d4 18. exd4 exd4 19. Ne2 Qe7 20. Nxd4 Qxd7 21. Rxh6 Rad8 22. Rxg7+ Kxg7 23. Nf5+ Kg8 24. Rg6+ fxg6 25. Nh6# 1-0

Double Rook Sacrifice Went Terribly Wrong Against Spassky

Yuri S Gusev vs Boris Spassky Riga (1951) Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Gruenfeld Defense (A00) 1. Nc3 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nxe4 e5 4. Bc4 Nc6 5. d3 Bf5 6. Ng5 Nh6 7. N5f3 Be7 8. Ne2 e4 9. Ng3 exf3 10. Bxh6 gxh6 11. Nxf5 fxg2 12. Rg1 Bg5 13. h4 Qf6 14. Qf3 Qxb2 15. hxg5 Qxa1+ 16. Kd2 Qxg1 17. Nd6+ cxd6 18. Qxf7+ Kd8 19. Qf6+ Kc7 20. Qg7+ Kb6 21. Qb2+ Nb4 22. Qxb4+ Kc7 23. Qa5+ b6 24. Qf5 Raf8 0-1

Must See! Kasparov Crushes Karpov "With An Illegal Move"

Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov Linares (1993), Linares ESP, rd 10, Mar-09 King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E86) 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 e5 7. Nge2 c6 8. Qd2 Nbd7 9. Rd1 a6 10. dxe5 Nxe5 11. b3 b5 12. cxb5 axb5 13. Qxd6 Nfd7 14. f4 b4 15. Nb1 Ng4 16. Bd4 Bxd4 17. Qxd4 Rxa2 18. h3 c5 19. Qg1 Ngf6 20. e5 Ne4 21. h4 c4 22. Nc1 c3 23. Nxa2 c2 24. Qd4 cxd1=Q+ 25. Kxd1 Ndc5 26. Qxd8 Rxd8+ 27. Kc2 Nf2 0-1

Do Not Lose In 11 Moves Like Reuben Fine

Harry Borochow vs Reuben Fine Pasadena (1932), Pasadena, CA USA, rd 9, Aug-25 Alekhine Defense: Two Pawn Attack (B02) 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 Nc6 4. c4 Nb6 5. d5 Nxe5 6. c5 Nbc4 7. f4 e6 8. Qd4 Qh4+ 9. g3 Qh6 10. Nc3 exd5 11. fxe5 1-0

Nezhmetdinov's Trap In French Defense

Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov vs Alexander Ivanovich Konstantinov Rostov-on-Don 1st category (1936) French Defense: Advance Variation (C02) 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. dxc5 Bxc5 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Qe2 Qc7 7. Nf3 Nd4 8. Nxd4 Bxd4 9. f4 Ne7 10. Na3 a6 11. c3 Bxc3+ 12. bxc3 Qxc3+ 13. Qd2 Qxa1 14. Bb1 1-0

Mikhail Tal's 16-Move Brilliancy

Mikhail Tal vs NN Simul (1973), simul Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack (B03) 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6 5. f4 dxe5 6. fxe5 Bf5 7. Nc3 e6 8. Nf3 Bb4 9. Bd3 Bg4 (9... Bxd3 10. Qxd3) 10. O-O c5 11. Ne4 cxd4 12. c5 N6d7 (12... Nc8) 13. Nd6+ Ke7 14. Ng5 Nxe5 (14... Bxd1 15. Rxf7#) 15. Qxg4 Bxc5 16. Rxf7+ Nxf7 17. Qxe6+ Kf8 18. Qxf7# 1-0

The Greatest Strategist Was Also A Deadly Tactician

Aron Nimzowitsch vs Bjorn Nielsen simultaneous exhibition (1930), kopenhagen, Apr-10 Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov. Modern Variation Kasparov Attack (B17) 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Ng3 e6 7. Bd3 c5 8. O-O Be7 9. c3 O-O 10. Re1 b6 11. h3 Bb7 12. Bf4 Bxf3 13. Qxf3 cxd4 14. cxd4 Nd5 15. Be4 N7f6 16. Be5 Nxe4 17. Nxe4 Nf6 18. Rac1 Nxe4 19. Rxe4 Qd5 (19... Rc8) 20. Rc7 Bd6 (20... Bd8) 21. Rd7 Rad8 22. Rxd6 (22. Rxa7) 22... Rxd6 23. Qf6 Qxe5 (23... gxf6 24. Rg4+ Kh8 25. Bxf6#) 24. Qxe5 * 1-0

Hansen And Nakamura "Decided" Not To Castle

une Berg Hansen (2553) vs Hikaru Nakamura (2657) 13th Sigeman & Co (2005), Copenhagen/Malmoe DEN, rd 6, Apr-21 Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90) 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. a4 e5 7. Nf3 Qc7 8. Bg5 Nbd7 9. Nd2 h6 10. Bh4 g5 11. Bg3 Nc5 12. a5 Be6 13. h4 Bg7 14. Ra3 Rd8 15. Qe2 d5 16. f3 d4 17. Nd1 Nh5 18. Qf2 Bf6 19. hxg5 Nxg3 20. Qxg3 Bxg5 21. Qh2 Ke7 22. Nc4 d3 23. cxd3 Bxc4 24. dxc4 Bd2+ 0-1