Kateryna Alexandrovna Lahno vs Tan Zhongyi
King Salman Blitz World Championship (Women) 2018, St Petersburg RUS, rd 10,
Modern Defense: Standard Defense (B06) · 1-0

Ju Wenjun vs Maria Gevorgyan
King Salman Rapid World Championship (Women) 2018, St Petersburg RUS, rd 1,
Queen’s Gambit Accepted: Central Variation. McDonnell Defense (D20) · 1-0

Mikhail Tal vs Fridrik Olafsson
Bled YUG 1961, rd 3
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B48) · 1-0

Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Ivan Saric
King Salman Rapid World Championship 2018, St Petersburg RUS, rd 9
English Opening: Anglo-Slav Variation. General (A11) · 1-0

Castling into the Lion’s Mouth

Edward Lasker vs Fritz Englund
Scheveningen 1913, NED, rd 12
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Variation (C48) · 1-0

Playing Against Einstein’s Theory
Robert James Fischer vs Mikhail Tal
Bled (1961), Bled YUG, rd 2,
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B47) · 1-0

Tal Revisited

P Larsen vs Nils Petersen
DEN-ch qual Copenhagen 1995
French defence

John Nunn vs Raymond Keene
Hammersmith 1971
Modern Defense: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06) · 0-1

The Most Spectacular Game From The World Blitz Championship 2009
Alexander Morozevich vs Vassily Ivanchuk
World Blitz Championship 2009, Moscow RUS, rd 33
Dutch Defense: General (A80) · 1-0

The Greatest Game From the Swedish Championship 2009
Daniel Semcesen vs Nils Grandelius
Swedish Championship 2009, Kungsör, Sweden, rd 9
Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32) · 1-0

The Greatest Ever Blitz Game Played In Chicago

Ely O Sollano vs Frederick Rhine
Blitz 1977, Chicago, IL USA
Indian Game: General (A45) · 0-1

Joshua Friedel vs Macon Shibut
World op 32nd Philadelphia 2004
The Nimzowitsch Defence

Raymond Keene vs Anthony Miles
Hastings ENG, 1975, rd 13, Jan-12
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Main Line (D42) · 1-0

Paul Keres vs Laszlo Szabo
HUN-URS 1955, Budapest HUN, rd 3
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Classical Variation (B64) · 1-0

Garry Kasparov vs David Letterman
Telephone Match, 1989
Scandinavian Defense: General (B01) · 1-0

The King Hunt By Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte vs Madame De Remusat
Chateau de Malmaison 1804, FRA, Mar-20
Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Reversed Nimzowitsch (A00) · 1-0

Clemenz Opening
Michael John Basman vs Bagyashree Sathe Thipsay
Eastbourne ch-GB (07) 1991
Clemenz Opening: General (A00) · 1-0

Life is not fair

Gerard Welling vs Frits Obers
Den Bosch open 1992, Den Bosch NED
Creepy Crawly Formation: Classical Defense (A00) · 1-0

Anders vs Samendankas
cr 1988
Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Tuebingen Gambit (A00) · 1-0

Hikaru Nakamura, (2777) vs Wesley So, (2780) [A13]
chess.com Speed 1m+1spm 2018 chess.com INT (4.25), 02.12.2018

Henry Edward Bird vs Emanuel Lasker
Lasker – Bird 1890, Liverpool GRB, rd 3,
Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) · 0-1

Rage Against the Machine
Emanuel Lasker vs Jose Raul Capablanca
St. Petersburg(1914, St. Petersburg RUE, round 7, May-18
Spanish Game: Exchange. Alekhine Variation (C68) · 1-0

Wilhelm Steinitz vs Johannes Zukertort
Steinitz – Zukertort World Championship Match 1886, New Orleans, LA USA, round 20,
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit (C25) · 1-0

 

The First Game Of The Firs Ever World Chess Championship Match

Johannes Zukertort vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Steinitz – Zukertort World Championship Match 1886, New York, NY USA, round 1, Jan-11
Slav Defense: General (D10) · 0-1

 

 

Kateryna Alexandrovna Lahno vs Ju Wenjun
Women’s World Championship KO 2018, Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, round 6, Nov-22
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto Variation (B31) · 0-1

Stockfish 9 thrills the audience with a clever trap
Stockfish 9 vs Leela Chess Zero
Date 2018
Round 4

Leela Chess Zero vs Stockfish 9
Date 2018
Round 3
Time Control 10 Seconds Per Move
Opening: Pub opening

Stockfish 9 Annihilated Leela Chess Zero With a Pub Opening

Leela Chess Zero vs Stockfish 9 2018 Game 1

Fabiano Caruana vs Sergey Karjakin
St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Blitz) 2018, St Louis, MO USA, rd 8, Aug-14
English Opening: King’s English. Four Knights Variation Korchnoi Line (A28) · 1-0

Vladimir Kramnik vs Valentin Dragnev
Isle of Man Masters 2018, Douglas ENG, rd 4
Formation: King’s Indian Attack (A07) · 1-0

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi vs Das Debashis
Isle of Man Masters 2018, Douglas ENG, rd 2, Oct-21
French Defense: Rubinstein. Fort Knox Variation (C10) · 1-0

Robert Lee Hess vs Alan B Merry
Isle of Man Masters 2018, Douglas ENG, rd 5,
King’s Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Panno (E83) · 1-0

Anish Giri vs Glenn L Charleshouse
chess.com IoM Masters 2018, Douglas ENG, rd 2
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Keres Attack (B81) · 1-0

Jeffery Xiong vs Eesha Karavade
chess.com IoM Masters 2018, Douglas ENG, rd 1
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Botvinnik-Carls Defense (B12) · 1-0

Briliancy Prize Round 5 women section
Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova vs Khaled Mona
43rd Chess Olympiad (Women) 2018, Batumi GEO, rd 5, Sep-28
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84) · 1-0

Brilliancy Prize Round 4 Women Section

Zuzana Stockova vs Catherine Perena
43rd Chess Olympiad (Women) 2018, Batumi GEO, rd 4,
Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) · 1-0

Brilliancy Prize Round 3 Women

Sarah Hoolt vs Masha Vladimirovna Klinova
43rd Chess Olympiad (Women) 2018, Batumi GEO, rd 3,
Formation: Hippopotamus (A00) · 1-0
The Batumi Organizers of the 43rd Chess Olympiad awarded the Brilliancy Prizes for Round 3.

Brilliancy Prize Round 11
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Etienne Bacrot
43rd Chess Olympiad 2018, Batumi GEO, rd 1
Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06) · 1-0

Brilliancy Prize Round 10

Ding Liren vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda
43rd Chess Olympiad 2018, rd 9,
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Vienna Variation (D39) · 1-0

Brilliancy Prize Round 9

Bernardo Roselli Mailhe vs Nenad Sulava
43rd Chess Olympiad 2018, Batumi GEO, rd 9
Queen’s Gambit Accepted: Normal Variation. Traditional System (D26) · 1-0

Brilliancy Prize Round 8
Vladimir Kramnik vs Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov
43rd Chess Olympiad (2018), Batumi GEO, rd 8, Oct-02
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional Variation (D35) · 1-0

Brilliancy Prize Round 7
Tiger Hillarp Persson vs Tomas Laurusas
43rd Chess Olympiad 2018, Batumi GEO, rd 7, Oct-01
Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06) · 1-0

Brilliancy Prize Round 6
Antonios Pavlidis vs Franc Ashiku
43rd Chess Olympiad 2018, Batumi GEO, rd 6,
Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) · 1-0

Brilliancy Prize Round 5
Levon Aronian vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
43rd Chess Olympiad 2018, rd 5,
Spanish Game: Open. Open Variation (C80) . 0-1

Brilliancy Prize Round 4
Rijad Burovic vs Prince Daniel Mulenga (Zambia)
43rd Chess Olympiad (2018), Batumi GEO, rd 4,
Alekhine Defense: Modern. Alburt Variation (B04) · 1-0
In the Open section, Rijad Burovic (of Bosnia & Herzegovina) is the winner.

Yu Yangyi vs Deivy Vera Siguenas
43rd Chess Olympiad (2018), Batumi GEO, rd 3, Sep-26
Indian Game: Knights Variation. General (A46) · 1-0

Alexandr Fier vs Robert A Vidal
43rd Chess Olympiad 2018, Batumi GEO, rd 2,
Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09) · 1-0

Bela Khotenashvili vs Sheila Barth Berntsen Sahl
43rd Chess Olympiad (Women) 2018, Batumi GEO, rd 2,
Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Classical System Main Line (D19) · 1-0

Marsel Efroimski vs Azumi Hashimoto
43rd Chess Olympiad (Women) 2018, Batumi GEO, rd 1,
French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Variation (C03) · 1-0

Renato Frick vs Davit Maghalashvili
43rd Chess Olympiad 2018, Batumi GEO, rd 1,
Sicilian Defense: Boleslavsky Variation (B59) · 0-1

Mariya Muzychuk vs Tatiana Dornbusch
43rd Chess Olympiad (Women) 2018, Batumi GEO, rd 1,
Scotch Game: Classical Variation (C45) · 1-0

Jovana Rapport vs Koneru Humpy
43rd Chess Olympiad (Women) 2018, Batumi GEO, rd 3,
Indian Game: General (A45) · 0-1

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs David Navara
43rd Chess Olympiad 2018, rd 6, Sep-30
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange Variation (D41) · 1-0

Shuaau Muhammed vs Deo Ntagasigumwami
43rd Chess Olympiad 2018, Batumi GEO, rd 4,
Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo (C50) · 1-0

Enrico Grassi vs Wais Abdul Khaliq
43rd Chess Olympiad 2018, Batumi GEO, rd 4
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01) · 0-1

Fabiano Caruana vs Boris Gelfand
43rd Chess Olympiad 2018, rd 5, Sep-28
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto Variation (B31) · 1-0

Jorge Baules vs Hikaru Nakamura
43rd Chess Olympiad 2018, Batumi GEO
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32) · 0-1

Viresh Giasi vs Milos Roganovic
43rd Chess Olympiad 2018, Batumi GEO
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B30) · 0-1

Neuris Delgado Ramirez vs John Kojo Hasford
43rd Chess Olympiad, Batumi GEO 2018, rd 1,
Pirc (B07) · 1-0

Werner Hug vs Viswanathan Anand
Zuerich 2009
Sicilian Defence: The wing gambit 0-1

July 2018

Boris Gulko vs Adrian Mikhalchishin
Volgodonsk URS sf 1981
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) · 1-0

Viswanathan Anand vs Francisco Vallejo Pons
Bilbao Masters 2014, Bilbao ESP, rd 4, Sep-18
Queen’s Gambit Accepted: Central Variation. Modern Defense (D20) · 1-0

Etienne Bacrot vs Gabriel Sargissian
Inventi Chess Tournament 2009, Antwerp BEL, rd 1, Sep-18
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Variation (C48) · 1-0

Amer Said Al Masshani vs Krishnan Sasikiran
Asian Nations Cup 2014, Tabriz IRI, rd 4, May-24
Sicilian Defense: 2.b3 Variation (B20) · 0-1

Magnus Carlsen vs Levon Aronian
Grand Slam Chess Final 2008, Bilbao ESP, rd 6, Sep-08
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Wade Variation (D47) · 1-0

“How Rudolf Me”

Rudolf Spielmann vs Rudolf L’Hermet
Magdeburg, GER 1927
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10) · 1-0

Mikhail Tal vs Hans-Joachim Hecht
Varna ol (Men) fin-A 1962, Varna BUL, rd 9, Oct-06
Queen’s Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12) · 1-0
“Misha Impossible” (game of the day Aug-29-2016)

Rudolf Spielmann vs Robert Wahle
Vienna 1926
French Defense: Exchange. Svenonius Variation (C01) · 1-0

Rudolf Spielmann vs Akiba Rubinstein
Karlsbad 1911
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical Variation (C49) · 1-0

Rudolf Spielmann vs Baldur Hoenlinger
Vienna 1929
Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line (B15) · 1-0

Mikael Sixtensson vs Guy West
Biel MTO op 1986, Biel SUI
Nimzowitsch Defense: Scandinavian. Exchange Variation (B00) · 0-1

Mikhail Tal vs Hans-Joachim Hecht
Varna ol (Men) fin-A 1962, Varna BUL, rd 9, Oct-06
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12) · 1-0
"Misha Impossible" (game of the day Aug-29-2016)

Ralf Runau vs Schmidt
W. Germany 1972
Nimzowitsch Defense: Scandinavian. Exchange Variation (B00) · 1-0

Pavel Eljanov vs Teimour Radjabov
Gashimov Memorial 2017, Shamkir AZE, rd 1, Apr-21
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) · 1-0

Yuri Solodovnichenko vs Arkadij Naiditsch
French Team Championship 2018, Brest FRA,
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46) · 0-1

Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava vs Arnaud Hauchard
French Team Championship 2018, Brest FRA, rd 10,
Trompowsky Attack: Classical Defense. Big Center Variation (A45) · 1-0

French Team Championship 2018, Brest FRA, rd 9
Spanish Game: Fianchetto Defense (C60) · 1-0

Andreas Heimann vs Harutyun Barseghyan
French Team Championship 2018, Brest FRA, rd 8,
French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Variation General (C18) · 1-0

August 2018

Benjamin Gledura vs Viswanathan Anand
Tradewise Gibraltar 2016, Catalan Bay GIB
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) · 1-0

Arcadio Cieza Vega vs Robert Rabiega,
Graz op, Austria 2002
Italian Opening

Levon Aronian vs Alexander Grischuk
6th Sinquefield Cup 2018, St Louis, MO USA, rd 9, Aug-27
Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46) · 1-0

Fabiano Caruana vs Sergey Karjakin
6th Sinquefield Cup, Saint Louis 2018, rd 6
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Romanishin Variation (E20) · 1-0

Imre Hera Jr vs Maxime Lagarde
French Team Championship 2018, Brest FRA,
Dutch Defense: Semi-Leningrad Variation (A81) · 0-1

Arkadij Naiditsch vs Samy Shoker
French Team Championship 2018, Brest FRA, rd 6
Modern Defense: Standard Defense (B06) · 1-0

Tatiana Dornbusch vs Philippe Brochet
French Team Championship 2018, Brest FRA, rd 6, May-31
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Janowski-Larsen Variation (D25) · 1-0

Jean-Noel Riff vs Vladimir Hamitevici
French Team Championship 2018, Brest FRA, rd 4
Indian Game: General (A45) · 1-0

Amazing Maze

Sebastien Maze vs Thal Abergel
TCh-FRA Top 12 2018 Brest FRA
sicilian Defence

"The Immortal Usurper Game"
Grigory Yuryevich Serper vs Ioannis Nikolaidis
St Petersburg Open 1993, St. Petersburg RUS
King's Indian Defense: Kramer Variation (E70) · 1-0

"The Uruguayan Immortal"
B Molinari vs Luis Roux Cabral
Uruguay (1943), Montevideo URU
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation (D48) · 0-1

Konstantin Chernyshov (elder) vs Andrzej Lesiak
URS 1969
Polish Opening: General (A00) · 1-0

Dominic Miller vs John Jarmany
105th ch-GBR 2018 Hull ENG 30.07.2018
Caro-Kann Defense

Wordsworth Donisthorpe vs Mundell
London 1892
Three Knights Opening: General (C46) · 1-0

Koneru Humpy vs Clive L Waters
BCF-ch 1999, Scarborough ENG, rd 7, Aug-09
Zukertort Opening: Black Mustang Defense (A04) · 0-1

Vladimir Sokolov vs Rusnikov
corr 1966, URS
Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Nakhmanson Gambit (C56) · 1-0

S Jafar Khamisi vs Alireza Firouzja
ch-IRI SF 2017, Hamedan IRI, rd 4, Nov-04
Sicilian Defense: Classical Variation. General (B56) · 0-1

Alexey Sarana vs Alexey Dreev
Russian Higher League 2018, Yaroslavl RUS, rd 2, Jun-27
Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) · 1-0

Movsesian, Sergei vs Vokoun, Jan
29th Czech Rapid G1 2018
Modern defence

Richard Reti vs Akiba Rubinstein
Berlin 1928, Berlin GER, rd 1, Oct-11
Semi-Slav Defense: Semi-Meran Variation (D47) · 1-0

Richard Reti vs Frank James Marshall
Brno 1928
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Variation (E30) · 1-0

Wesley So vs Francisco Vallejo Pons
Leon Masters 2018 (rapid), Leon ESP, rd 2, Jul-08
Zukertort Opening: Queen's Gambit Invitation (A04) · 1-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Georg Meier
Dortmund 2018, Dortmund GER, rd 7, Jul-22
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Capablanca Line (C10) · 1-0

Vasile Sanduleac vs Anatolij Kamenets
Bucharest TICC Bucharest, 1997
ACC Dragon [B27]

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Biel 2018, SUI, rd 3, Jul-24
English Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) · 1-0

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Nico Georgiadis
Biel 2018 SUI, rd 1, Jul-22
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King’s Knight Variation (A15) · 1-0

July 2018

1 7 2018
HenryEdwardBirdvsPaulMorphy1858

Henry Edward Bird vs Paul Morphy
London 1858
Philidor Defense: Philidor Countergambit. Zukertort Variation (C41) · 0-1

 

 

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