Annotated Short Games
by Life-Master A.J. Goldsby I


Educational Annotations
A.J. Goldsby I provides WCA with some very educational chess game annotations that will help develop the chess playing skills for chess players of all levels. Each game can easily be replayed from any move in the game using Michael Keating's online PGN chess viewer.

Ratings were not historically kept, or known, for many of the players of yesteryear. Therefore, ratings are assigned to such players by Jeff Sonas. He is a highly respected mathematician, and used to work for FIDE and the {now defunct} www.kasparovchess.com. He is easily the foremost authority on ratings. Other than allowing for possible inflation, no one would dispute his findings; they are based SOLELY on serious games in the database. For more information about players' ratings, go to www.ChessMetrics.com.


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  1. MacDonnell-de La Bourdonnais, 1834
  2. Anderssen-Kieseritzky, 1851
  3. Anderssen-Dufresne, 1852
  4. Marache-Morphy, 1857
  5. Morphy-Count of Isouard & The Duke of Brunswick, 1858
  6. Anderssen-Lange, 1859
  7. Steinitz-Rock, 1863
  8. Steinkuhler-Blackburne, 1863
  9. Bird-Steinitz, 1866
  10. Boden-Bird, 1873
  11. Tarrasch-Richter, 1883
  12. Young-Dore, 1892
  13. Tarrasch-Kurschner, 1893
  14. Pillsbury-Winawer, 1896
  15. Pillsbury-Amatuer, 1899
  16. Gruenfeld-Bogolyubov, 1899
  17. Fox-Bauer, 1901
  18. Nimzovich-Fleuss, 1906
  19. Marshall-Burn, 1907
  20. Reti-Tartakower, 1910
  21. Lasker-Thomas, 1912
  22. Alekhine-Levenfish, 1912
  23. Capablanca-Fonaroff, 1918
  24. Adams-Torre, 1920
  25. Torre-Adams, 1920
  26. Bogolyuboff-Tarrasch, 1925
  27. Santasiere-Adams, 1926
  28. Reti-Capablanca, 1928
  29. Capablanca-Mattison, 1929
  30. Alekhine-Nimzowitsch, 1931
  31. Dake-De Burca, 1935
  32. Saunders-Saunders, 1936
  33. (More to come)

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