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  1. 12 Aug '10 16:17
    This will either be very short lived or take off quite nicely.

    The object is to name a chessplayer with the last name of the next letter and include one of his nice games.

    If this takes off, we can go through the entire alphabet multiple times without overlapping.

    A is for Alekhine

    Here is perhaps a lesser known gem



    Note the high level waiting move 11.f3.

    B is for ...
  2. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    12 Aug '10 16:47
    B is for Bronstein!

    One of my all-time favorite games. Bronstein was a pioneer in the King's Indian, and his exchange sac on a1 causes a chain reaction that spreads all over the board.

  3. 12 Aug '10 17:47
    Excellent idea!

    c is for Colle

  4. 12 Aug '10 18:00
    Donner J.H.

  5. 13 Aug '10 00:27
    Euwe

  6. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    13 Aug '10 07:33
    Fischer


    😉
  7. 13 Aug '10 11:47
    Alexander Grischuk

  8. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    13 Aug '10 13:17
    Mark Hebden

  9. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    13 Aug '10 13:42
    I is for Alexander Ilyn-Znefevsky!

    I tried to find a Dutch, of course, but I found this Closed Sicilian gem where he beats Capablanca in 1925- that's a lifetime achievement award!

  10. 13 Aug '10 14:41
    J is for Janowski

  11. 13 Aug '10 15:37
    Whoever goes next is spoiled for choice!
  12. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    13 Aug '10 15:59
    K is for Kengis! (Sorry, I couldn't resist)

    This is a game of his in Alekhine's defense, and it has become an anthology piece in books on the opening. It is rare for a modern GM to have a variation named after him, but Edvins Kengis made it happen with his innovations and strong play.

    Presenting GM Kengis playing the Kengis Variation of Alekhine's Defense:

  13. 13 Aug '10 19:00
    Originally posted by Willzzz
    Whoever goes next is spoiled for choice!
    In contrast I'm wondering how we'll get past X
    I sure can't think of any from the top of my head.

    toet.
  14. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    13 Aug '10 19:13
    Originally posted by toeternitoe
    In contrast I'm wondering how we'll get past X
    I sure can't think of any from the top of my head.

    toet.
    Multiple candidates- we'll get there!
  15. 13 Aug '10 19:33
    Emmanuel Lasker, World Champion and inventor of the Lasker Double Bishop Sacrifice: