Chess Games - Open Moves
Collected by: John Pratt
Internet Research By: "KingsEnemy"
Record Chess Games for the Web
I wrote a program to record any chess game to replay on the web (put them on your website).
If you are a beginning player who could learn from an intermediate player (me), and if you like a style of winning quickly by sacrificing pieces, then you might enjoy playing over some of my best games, which are 25 moves or less (meaning a forced checkmate, not just resigning because one is down a piece!), except the last. These are listed in order of the number of moves.
Kostics Trap (7 moves)
A beautiful little trap that can be used against average players.
Pratt's Trap (9 moves)
This is my modification of Kostics Trap for Two Knights, which won a game in a tournament.
4 Knights: Rubenstein's Defense (13 moves)
My favorite defense against the four knights attack.
Queen's Gambit (13 moves)
The Queen's Gambit is a powerful opening.
Giuoco Piano (14 moves)
Black takes a chance sacrificing a knight, but his Back Door attack wins quickly.
Morphy's Fried Liver Attack (15 moves)
This exciting attack against the Two Knights Defense is really fun!
Queen Pawn (Irregular) (15 moves)
This is a good example of purposely diverting attention to get a surprise win.
Bishops Opening (15 moves)
A nice sacrifice opens up the castle to destruction.
Evans Gambit Accepted (16 moves)
Another example of diverting attention for a surprise win.
Evans Gambit (16 moves)
This creative response to the Evans Gambit, with lack of defense, led to a loss to two queens.
Danish Gambit Accepted (16 moves)
The raw power of the Danish Gambit is unleashed in this game.
Danish Gambit (Irregular) (16 moves)
This aggressive response to a Danish Gambit turned into an all out attacking game.
Queen's Gambit Accepted (17 moves)
Shows what can happen if someone unfamiliar with this opening takes the bait.
Four Knights (17 moves)
A nice finish after a weird way to arrive at the standard Four Knights opening.
Center Game (17 moves)
The Center Game is a strong opening for White, but is his queen is open to attack.
Bird's Opening (18 moves)
Bird's attack is usually laughed at, so you can use it for a surprise attack against someone unfamiliar with it. It is great against someone who always castles kingside. In this game it worked even though they went queenside.
King's Gambit (18 moves)
Again, this is no longer popular, so it is great for a surprise attack.
Queen's Gambit Declined (18 moves)
This game is an excellent example of the power of pawns, pushing the enemy queen away and forcing a checkmate.
Reti's Opening (18 moves)
This totally defensive opening fails to keep the castle safe from the enemy queen. It also includes a nice rook sacrifice.
Irregular Opening (19 moves)
White unwittingly sets up his downfall as he pursues the enemy queen.
Pratt Gambit Declined (20 moves)
This is an opening I designed to combine the advantages of the Evans Gambit and Danish Gambit.
Queen's Gambit (23 moves)
In this game White dominates the center and finally breaks through Black's guard for a clean victory.
Sicilian Wing Gambit Declined (23 moves)
The wing gambit is my favorite offense against Sicilian. This game shows why one must be very careful when offering to exchange queens.
Bishop's Opening (24 moves)
Black is able to induce White to weaken his castle, then drives his king to the center of the board, and ends with a surprise finish.