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[Event "American Open (Page 17)"]

[Site "?"]
[Date "1992.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Silman"]
[Black "Gross"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E02"]
[PlyCount "61"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Bd7 6. Qxc4 Bc6 7. Nf3 Bd5 8.


Qd3 Be4 9. Qd1 c5 10. Nc3 Bc6 11. O-O Nbd7 12. Qc2 cxd4 13. Nxd4 Bxg2 14. Kxg2
Bc5 15. Rd1 O-O 16. e4 Qe7 17. Qe2 Bxd4 18. Rxd4 e5 19. Rd1 Nb6 20. Be3 Rfd8
21. Qb5 Qe6 22. b3 h6 23. a4 Rxd1 24. Rxd1 Rc8 25. Rd3 Qc6 26. Qxe5 Re8 27. Qd6
Nxe4 28. Qxc6 bxc6 29. a5 Nxc3 30. axb6 Nd5 31. bxa7 1-0

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 20)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1000"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r4rk1/pp2qppp/1n3n2/4p3/4P3/2N1B1P1/PP2QPKP/R2R4 w - - 0 20"]
[PlyCount "19"]

20. a3 Rfd8 21. b4 Rxd1 22. Qxd1 Rc8 23. Qf3 Qc7 24. Bd2 Nc4 25. Be1 Rd8 26. h4
Qc6 27. b5 Qe6 28. a4 Rd4 29. Ne2 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 24)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1600"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[Annotator "Surber,Wesley"]
[PlyCount "0"]

{1600-Silman on page 24 contains a serious error beginning at move 8 and


cannot be properly played past that point. I am also unable to load it into
Chessbase.} *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 26)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1200"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r4rk1/pp2qppp/1n3n2/4p3/4P3/2N1B1P1/PP2QPKP/R2R4 w - - 0 20"]
[PlyCount "24"]

20. Bg5 h6 21. Bxf6 Qxf6 22. Nd5 Nxd5 23. Rxd5 Qe6 24. Rad1 f6 25. Qh5 Rac8 26.
Rd6 Qxa2 27. Rd7 b6 28. Qg6 Rf7 29. Rd8+ Rxd8 30. Rxd8+ Rf8 31. Rxf8+ Kxf8 *

[Event "Palma de Mallorca (Page 31)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1970.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Fischer"]
[Black "Taimanov"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "1r4k1/5p1p/1p3np1/pR6/P1Pr3P/2R2B2/1P4P1/7K w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "33"]

1. c5 Rxh4+ 2. Kg1 Rb4 3. Rxb4 axb4 4. Rc4 bxc5 5. Rxc5 Kg7 6. a5 Re8 7. Rc1
Re5 8. Ra1 Re7 9. Kf2 Ne8 10. a6 Ra7 11. Ke3 Nc7 12. Bb7 Ne6 13. Ra5 Kf6 14.
Kd3 Ke7 15. Kc4 Kd6 16. Rd5+ Kc7 17. Kb5 1-0

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 33)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1200"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "1r4k1/5p1p/1p3np1/pR6/P1Pr3P/2R2B2/1P4P1/7K w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "10"]

1. g3 Nd7 2. Bd5 Nc5 3. Rf3 Nxa4 4. Bxf7+ Kg7 5. Rf2 Rf8 *

[Event "Los Angeles (Page 36)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1993.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kaletski"]
[Black "Samalii"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "A46"]
[PlyCount "30"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. e4 d5 6. e5 h6 7. Bxf6 gxf6 8. Bb5


Bd7 9. Bxc6 Bxc6 10. O-O Bg7 11. Re1 h5 12. Nbd2 f5 13. dxc5 Rg8 14. Nd4 Qg5
15. N2f3 Qg6 *

[Event "Vienna (Page 41)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1873.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Rosenthal"]
[Black "Steinitz"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1br2k1/ppp2pbp/6p1/8/2qN1P2/2P1B3/PP3QPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "35"]

1... c5 2. Nf3 b6 3. Ne5 Qe6 4. Qf3 Ba6 5. Rfe1 f6 6. Ng4 h5 7. Nf2 Qf7 8. f5
g5 9. Rad1 Bb7 10. Qg3 Rd5 11. Rxd5 Qxd5 12. Rd1 Qxf5 13. Qc7 Bd5 14. b3 Re8
15. c4 Bf7 16. Bc1 Re2 17. Rf1 Qc2 18. Qg3 Qxa2 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 43)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "900 & 1200"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1br2k1/ppp2pbp/6p1/8/2qN1P2/2P1B3/PP3QPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "17"]

1... c5 2. Nf3 b6 3. Ne5 Qe4 4. Rae1 Qd5 5. Qf3 Bf5 6. Nc6 Be4 7. Ne7+ Kh8 8.
Nxd5 Bxf3 9. Rxf3 Rxd5 *

[Event "Santa Barbara (Page 46)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1989.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Longren"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "b2r4/3r1pbk/ppq1p1pp/8/PPpPNP2/2P3PP/2Q1R2K/2B1R3 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "25"]

1... f6 2. h4 e5 3. dxe5 fxe5 4. h5 b5 5. axb5 Qe6 6. Nf2 Qd5 7. hxg6+ Kg8 8.


Ne4 exf4 9. Bxf4 Qh5+ 10. Kg1 Qxg6 11. Qa2 Bd5 12. Qc2 Rf8 13. Qc1 Bxc3 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 48)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Silman"]
[Black "1700"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "b2r4/3r1pbk/ppq1p1pp/8/PPpPNP2/2P3PP/2Q1R2K/2B1R3 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "6"]

1... f5 2. Nd2 e5 3. fxe5 Re7 4. Rf2 *

[Event "Budapest (Page 51)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1973.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Hort"]
[Black "Ciocaltea"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "4n3/1b3k1p/p2p2p1/3Pp3/2P3P1/6PP/2BB4/6K1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "3"]

1. g5 Bc8 2. g4 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 53)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1700"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "4n3/1b3k1p/p2p2p1/3Pp3/2P3P1/6PP/2BB4/6K1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "43"]

1. Ba5 Nf6 2. Bb4 Ke7 3. Kf2 Nd7 4. Ke2 Nc5 5. Bxc5 dxc5 6. g5 Bc8 7. g4 Bd7 8.
Kd3 Kd6 9. Kc3 e4 10. Bxe4 Ke5 11. Bc2 Kf4 12. Kb3 Ke3 13. Ka3 Kd4 14. Bb3 a5
15. d6 Kc3 16. Ba4 Kxc4 17. Bxd7 Kd5 18. Kb3 Kxd6 19. Be8 Ke5 20. Kc4 Kf4 21.
Kxc5 Kxg5 22. Kb5 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 57)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Silman"]
[Black "1850"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/5pkp/3n2p1/3rp1P1/R3B2P/8/1PP5/2K5 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "14"]

1... Rd4 2. Rxd4 exd4 3. Bd5 Nf5 4. b4 Ne3 5. Bb3 f5 6. b5 f4 7. Kd2 f3 8. Ke1
*

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 67)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1750"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "rn1qk2r/pb2bppp/1p1ppn2/8/2PQ4/2N2NP1/PP2PPBP/R1B2RK1 w kq - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "48"]

1. Qd3 O-O 2. e4 Nbd7 3. Be3 Nc5 4. Bxc5 bxc5 5. Rfe1 Qb6 6. b3 Rfd8 7. Rad1
Bc6 8. Qe3 a5 9. Qf4 a4 10. Rb1 e5 11. Qe3 axb3 12. Rxb3 Qa6 13. Nd2 Rd7 14.
Bh3 Rda7 15. g4 Bd8 16. g5 Nh5 17. Rb2 Nf4 18. Qg3 Bxg5 19. Bf1 Bd8 20. Ne2 Ne6
21. Qd3 Bc7 22. Bh3 Qc8 23. Ra1 Ra3 24. Nc3 Nf4 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 77)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "2000"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "B06"]
[PlyCount "26"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. f4 e6 5. Nf3 Ne7 6. Bd3 b6 7. O-O O-O 8. Be3 c5


9. e5 cxd4 10. Bxd4 Nbc6 11. exd6 Nxd4 12. dxe7 Qxe7 13. Be4 Ba6 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 80)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "2000"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r4rk1/p3qpbp/bp2p1p1/8/3nBP2/2N2N2/PPP3PP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 14"]
[PlyCount "14"]

14. Bxa8 Rxa8 15. Nxd4 Rd8 16. Nce2 Bxd4+ 17. Nxd4 Bxf1 18. Kxf1 Qf6 19. g3
Rxd4 20. Qe2 Qd8 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 82)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1600"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "rnbqk2r/ppp1npbp/3pp1p1/8/3PPP2/2N2N2/PPP3PP/R1BQKB1R w KQkq - 0 6"]
[PlyCount "5"]

6. Be2 b6 7. O-O O-O 8. Be3 *

[Event "Modern Defense (Page 84)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1950"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "B00"]
[PlyCount "17"]

1. d4 g5 2. e4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. f4 e6 5. Nf3 Ne7 6. Bd3 b6 7. Ne2 Bb7 8. O-O


O-O 9. g4 *

[Event "Buenos Aires (Page 87)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1970.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Fischer"]
[Black "Gheorghiu"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "C42"]
[PlyCount "47"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 Be7 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. h3 O-O 8.


O-O Re8 9. c4 Nc6 10. Nc3 h6 11. Re1 Bf8 12. Rxe8 Qxe8 13. Bf4 Bd7 14. Qd2 Qc8
15. d5 Nb4 16. Ne4 Nxe4 17. Bxe4 Na6 18. Nd4 Nc5 19. Bc2 a5 20. Re1 Qd8 21. Re3
b6 22. Rg3 Kh8 23. Nf3 Qe7 24. Qd4 *

[Event "Baden-Baden (Page 93)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1925.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Reti"]
[Black "Carls"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "1r3r2/p2q2k1/3p1p1p/2p1pPp1/2PnP1PP/8/PP1QN1K1/1R5R w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "17"]

1. Nc3 Rh8 2. Rh3 Rbg8 3. Rbh1 Qd8 4. Nd5 gxh4 5. Rxh4 Kf7 6. Kf2 Qf8 7. Rxh6
Rxh6 8. Rxh6 Kg7 9. Qa5 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 94)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1700"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "1r3r2/p2q2k1/3p1p1p/2p1pPp1/2PnP1PP/8/PP1QN1K1/1R5R w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "22"]

1. h5 Rb4 2. b3 Rfb8 3. Nc3 Qb7 4. Nd5 Qc6 5. Rhe1 R4b7 6. b4 cxb4 7. Rxb4 Rxb4
8. Nxb4 Qxc4 9. Rc1 Qxb4 10. Rc7+ Kf8 11. Rc8+ Ke7 *

[Event "U.S. Open (Page 98)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1981.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Silman"]
[Black "Barkan"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1bqr1k1/1p1nb2p/p1p1ppp1/2Pp3n/3P4/P1N1PN1P/1P2BPPB/2RQK2R w K - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "43"]

1. e4 Bf8 2. O-O Bh6 3. Rc2 Kh8 4. Re1 Nf4 5. Bf1 Rg8 6. b4 Nf8 7. a4 g5 8.
Bxf4 gxf4 9. Nh2 Ng6 10. Qh5 Bf8 11. exd5 cxd5 12. Bd3 f5 13. Nf3 Be7 14. Rce2
Bf6 15. Rxe6 Bxe6 16. Rxe6 Be7 17. Bxf5 Nf8 18. Ne5 Qe8 19. Nf7+ Kg7 20. Nxd5
Nxe6 21. Qh6+ Kxf7 22. Bxe6# *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 101)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1500"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1bqr1k1/1p1nb2p/p1p1ppp1/2Pp3n/3P4/P1N1PN1P/1P2BPPB/2RQK2R w K - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "22"]

1. b4 Bf8 2. O-O e5 3. a4 e4 4. Nd2 Ng7 5. b5 f5 6. bxc6 bxc6 7. Rb1 Ne6 8. Na2


a5 9. Qc2 Bh6 10. Bd6 f4 11. Rb3 Qh4 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 103)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1650"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1bqr1k1/1p1nb2p/p1p1ppp1/2Pp3n/3P4/P1N1PN1P/1P2BPPB/2RQK2R w K - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "26"]

1. e4 Bf8 2. Qc2 Bh6 3. Rb1 Bf4 4. g3 Bc7 5. Nh4 Ng7 6. f4 dxe4 7. Nxe4 Nf5 8.
Nf3 Ne3 9. Qd3 Nd5 10. Nh4 f5 11. Ng5 e5 12. dxe5 Nxe5 13. fxe5 Qxg5 *
[Event "Stockholm (Page 115)"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1962.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Bertok"]
[Black "Fischer"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r4rk1/1q1n1pp1/4b2p/p1pp4/8/Q3P3/PP2BPPP/R3NRK1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "12"]

1. Nd3 c4 2. Nf4 Rfb8 3. Rab1 Bf5 4. Rbd1 Nf6 5. Rd2 g5 6. Nxd5 Nxd5 *

[Event "Queen's Indian Defence (Page 118)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1600"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "D30"]
[PlyCount "57"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. e3 Bb7 5. Bd3 d5 6. b3 Nbd7 7. O-O Be7 8. Nbd2


O-O 9. Bb2 c5 10. Qe2 cxd4 11. exd4 dxc4 12. bxc4 Rc8 13. Rac1 Re8 14. Rfd1 Bf8
15. Qf1 g6 16. Bb1 Bg7 17. Qd3 Qc7 18. Re1 Red8 19. Nb3 Qf4 20. Nfd2 Ng4 21.
Qg3 Qxg3 22. hxg3 Nb8 23. f3 Nf6 24. g4 Ne8 25. Ne4 a5 26. Red1 a4 27. Na1 Nc6
28. Nc2 Na5 29. Ne3 *

[Event "Tarrasch Defense (Page 124)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1800"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "D34"]
[PlyCount "34"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 Nf6 7. Bg2 Be7 8. O-O


O-O 9. Bg5 cxd4 10. Nxd4 h6 11. Be3 Re8 12. Rc1 Bf8 13. Nxc6 bxc6 14. Qa4 c5
15. Rfd1 Be6 16. Nb5 Qb6 17. b4 Bd7 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 126)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1800"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1bqrbk1/p4pp1/2p2n1p/3p4/N7/4B1P1/PP2PPBP/2RQ1RK1 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]

1... Qa5 2. Bd2 Qb5 3. e3 Bf5 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 128)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Harold"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "4k2r/pp1rbppp/4p1n1/2P5/8/1NP1B3/P1P2PPP/R4RK1 w k - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "24"]

1. Rad1 Rc7 2. f4 O-O 3. Rd3 Rd8 4. Rxd8+ Bxd8 5. Rd1 Bf6 6. Rd3 Nf8 7. Bd4 Be7
8. Be5 Rd7 9. Bd6 h6 10. g3 g6 11. Bxe7 Rxe7 12. Rd8 Rd7 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 129)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1500"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "4k2r/pp1rbppp/4p1n1/2P5/8/1NP1B3/P1P2PPP/R4RK1 w k - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "12"]

1. Rfd1 Rc7 2. Na5 O-O 3. Rab1 Bxc5 4. Bxc5 Rxc5 5. Nxb7 Rxc3 6. Rdc1 Rb8 *

[Event "Moscow (Page 132)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1945.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Smyslov"]
[Black "Rudakovsky"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r4rk1/ppq1bppp/3pbn2/4pP2/4P3/2N1B3/PPP1B1PP/R3QRK1 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "30"]

1... Bc4 2. Bxc4 Qxc4 3. Bg5 Rfe8 4. Bxf6 Bxf6 5. Nd5 Bd8 6. c3 b5 7. b3 Qc5+
8. Kh1 Rc8 9. Rf3 Kh8 10. f6 gxf6 11. Qh4 Rg8 12. Nxf6 Rg7 13. Rg3 Bxf6 14.
Qxf6 Rcg8 15. Rd1 d5 16. Rxg7 1-0

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 133)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Silman"]
[Black "1330"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r4rk1/ppq1bppp/3pbn2/4pP2/4P3/2N1B3/PPP1B1PP/R3QRK1 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "16"]

1... Bd7 2. g4 h6 3. h4 Nh7 4. Qg3 Bc6 5. g5 hxg5 6. hxg5 f6 7. g6 Ng5 8. Bxg5


fxg5 9. Bc4+ 1-0

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 136)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1650"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "A48"]
[PlyCount "48"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. Nbd2 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. c3 Bg4 7. Be2 Re8 8. h3


Bxf3 9. Bxf3 e5 10. O-O Nc6 11. Nc4 h6 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. d5 Ne7 14. a4 Qh4 15.
Ne3 f5 16. exf5 gxf5 17. a5 Kh8 18. Ra4 Qf6 19. Bh5 Rg8 20. Qf3 Raf8 21. g3 e4
22. Qg2 Qg5 23. Be2 Be5 24. Kh1 f4 *

[Event "Utrecht (Page 148)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1949.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kramer"]
[Black "Thomas"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "4brk1/pp4pp/2pq4/3p4/4pP2/4P3/PPQ3PP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "31"]

1. Qc3 Bd7 2. b4 a6 3. Qd4 h6 4. Rfd1 Qe7 5. a4 Kh7 6. b5 axb5 7. axb5 Ra8 8.


bxc6 Bxc6 9. Ra1 Ra3 10. Rxa3 Qxa3 11. Ra1 Qb3 12. h3 Qd3 13. Qc5 Kg6 14. Ra8
Kh5 15. Kh2 Qe2 16. Rg8 1-0

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 151)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1000"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "0-1"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "4brk1/pp4pp/2pq4/3p4/4pP2/4P3/PPQ3PP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "24"]

1. Rf2 b6 2. Rcf1 c5 3. b3 Bb5 4. Rd1 Bd3 5. Qd2 d4 6. exd4 cxd4 7. Qc1 e3 8.


Rb2 Ba6 9. Qxe3 dxe3 10. Rxd6 e2 11. Rb1 Rxf4 12. Re1 Rf1+ 0-1

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 156)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1550"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "4brk1/pp4pp/2pq4/3p4/4pP2/4P3/PPQ3PP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "50"]

1. Qc5 Qxc5 2. Rxc5 b6 3. Rc3 c5 4. g3 Bb5 5. Rfc1 Rd8 6. b4 Bc4 7. bxc5 bxc5
8. Kf2 Rb8 9. Rxc4 dxc4 10. Rxc4 Rb2+ 11. Kg1 Rxa2 12. Rxc5 a5 13. Re5 a4 14.
Rxe4 Kf7 15. g4 h6 16. h4 Kf6 17. Rb4 h5 18. Rb6+ Kf7 19. g5 a3 20. f5 Rb2 21.
Ra6 a2 22. g6+ Kf8 23. e4 Rb1+ 24. Kf2 a1=Q 25. Rxa1 Rxa1 *

[Event "National Open (Page 160)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1989.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Silman"]
[Black "Blankenau"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "q1r2rk1/1b1nbppp/p3pn2/P3N3/1p1P4/1N1BBP2/1P2Q1PP/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "38"]

1... Nxe5 2. dxe5 Nd7 3. Bxh7+ Kxh7 4. Rxd7 Rfe8 5. Qf2 Kg8 6. Bc5 Bxc5 7. Nxc5
Bd5 8. Na4 Qc6 9. Nb6 Rcd8 10. Rxd8 Rxd8 11. Qd4 Qb5 12. h4 Rb8 13. h5 Rb7 14.
h6 gxh6 15. Rc1 Qxa5 16. Rc8+ Kh7 17. Qg4 Qxb6+ 18. Kh2 h5 19. Qxh5+ Kg7 20.
Qh8+ 1-0

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 162)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1700"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "q1r2rk1/1b1nbppp/p3pn2/P3N3/1p1P4/1N1BBP2/1P2Q1PP/R2R2K1 b - - 0 0"]
[PlyCount "23"]

1... Nxe5 2. dxe5 Nd7 3. Bxh7+ Kxh7 4. Rxd7 Rfe8 5. Bb6 Bd5 6. Rd1 Kg8 7. Nd4
Bc5 8. Ra7 Qxa7 9. Bxa7 Bxa7 10. Kh1 Bxd4 11. Rxd4 Rc1+ 12. Rd1 Rec8 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 168)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Silman"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "rnbq1rk1/ppp1bppp/4pn2/3p4/3PP2P/2NB1N2/PPPBQPP1/2KR3R w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "7"]

1. e5 Nfd7 2. Bxh7+ Kxh7 3. Ng5+ Kg8 4. Qh5 *

[Event "Wijk aan Zee (Page 169)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1974.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Browne"]
[Black "Quinteros"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B52"]
[PlyCount "35"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. c4 Qg4 6. O-O Qxe4 7. d4 cxd4


8. Re1 Qc6 9. Nxd4 Qxc4 10. Na3 Qc8 11. Nab5 Qd7 12. Bf4 e5 13. Bxe5 dxe5 14.
Rxe5+ Be7 15. Rd5 Qc8 16. Nf5 Kf8 17. Nxe7 Kxe7 18. Re5+ 1-0

[Event "Sicilian Defense (Page 175)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "800"]
[Black "1100"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B30"]
[PlyCount "29"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Bb5 Nd4 5. O-O Nxb5 6. Nxb5 d6 7. d4 b6 8. Bf4


Ba6 9. c4 Qd7 10. a4 O-O-O 11. e5 d5 12. cxd5 exd5 13. e6 fxe6 14. Ne5 Qe7 15.
Nc6 1-0

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 178)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1400"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r2qkbnr/p4ppp/bp1pp3/1Np5/3PPB2/5N2/PPP2PPP/R2Q1RK1 w kq - 0 9"]
[PlyCount "20"]

9. c4 Qd7 10. Qd3 cxd4 11. e5 d5 12. b3 dxc4 13. bxc4 Bc5 14. Rad1 Ne7 15. Nd2
O-O 16. Nb3 Bxb5 17. Nxc5 bxc5 18. cxb5 Qd5 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 181)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1300"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "0-1"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r2qkbnr/p4ppp/bp1pp3/1Np5/3PPB2/5N2/PPP2PPP/R2Q1RK1 w kq - 0 9"]
[PlyCount "10"]

9. Qd3 cxd4 10. Nfxd4 e5 11. Nc6 Qd7 12. Nc7+ Qxc7 13. Qxa6 Qxc6 0-1

[Event "Baden-Baden (Page 184)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1925.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Alekhine"]
[Black "Marshall"]
[Result "0-1"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1b1k2r/ppp2ppp/5n2/4q3/4P3/2NB3P/PP3PP1/R2QK2R w KQkq - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "35"]

1. Qd2 Bd7 2. Qe3 Bc6 3. O-O-O O-O 4. f4 Qe6 5. e5 Rfe8 6. Rhe1 Rad8 7. f5 Qe7
8. Qg5 Nd5 9. f6 Qf8 10. Bc4 Nxc3 11. Rxd8 Rxd8 12. fxg7 Nxa2+ 13. Kb1 Qe8 14.
e6 Be4+ 15. Ka1 f5 16. e7+ Rd5 17. Qf6 Qf7 18. e8=Q+ 0-1

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 187)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1500"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1b1k2r/ppp2ppp/5n2/4q3/4P3/2NB3P/PP3PP1/R2QK2R w KQkq - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "12"]

1. O-O Be6 2. f4 Qd4+ 3. Kh2 O-O-O 4. Bc2 Qe3 5. Qf3 Qxf3 6. Rxf3 Rd2 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 188)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1700"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "0-1"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1b1k2r/ppp2ppp/5n2/4q3/4P3/2NB3P/PP3PP1/R2QK2R w KQkq - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "12"]

1. O-O Be6 2. f4 Qd4+ 3. Kh1 O-O-O 4. Bc2 Bc4 5. Re1 Qf2 6. Qc1 Rd2 0-1

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 191)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1800"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1b1k2r/ppp2ppp/5n2/4q3/4P3/2NB3P/PP3PP1/R2QK2R w KQkq - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "14"]

1. O-O Be6 2. f4 Qd4+ 3. Kh1 O-O-O 4. Bc2 Qe3 5. Qf3 Qxf3 6. Rxf3 Rd2 7. Bb3
Rxb2 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 192)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "2100"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1b1k2r/ppp2ppp/5n2/4q3/4P3/2NB3P/PP3PP1/R2QK2R w KQkq - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "9"]

1. Qc2 Bd7 2. Ne2 Bc6 3. f4 Qa5+ 4. Nc3 O-O-O 5. O-O-O *

[Event "Queen's Gambit Declined (Page 195)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1400"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "D35"]
[PlyCount "27"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 c6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. Nf3


Nbd7 9. O-O Re8 10. a4 Ne4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. Qc2 Nf8 13. Ne2 Ng6 14. Ng3 *

[Event "Queen's Gambit Declined (Page 198)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1700"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1bqr1k1/pp1nbppp/2p2n2/3p2B1/3P4/2NBPN2/PP3PPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 10"]
[PlyCount "26"]

10. Qc2 Nf8 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. b4 Be7 13. Rab1 Bd6 14. b5 Re6 15. bxc6 bxc6 16.
Ne2 Rh6 17. Nf4 g5 18. Ne2 g4 19. Ne5 Bxe5 20. dxe5 Qh4 21. h3 gxh3 22. g3 Qg4
*

[Event "London"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1922.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Alekhine"]
[Black "Euwe"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r2r2k1/p5bp/1p2p1p1/2p1p3/4N3/2P1P2P/PP3PP1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "67"]

1. Rfd1 Kf8 2. Kf1 Ke7 3. c4 h6 4. Ke2 Rxd1 5. Rxd1 Rb8 6. Rd3 Bh8 7. a4 Rd8 8.
Rc3 Kd7 9. a5 Kc6 10. axb6 axb6 11. Ra3 Bg7 12. Ra7 Rd7 13. Ra8 Re7 14. Rc8+
Kd7 15. Rg8 Kc6 16. h4 Kc7 17. g4 Kc6 18. Kd3 Rd7+ 19. Kc3 Rf7 20. b3 Kc7 21.
Kd3 Rd7+ 22. Ke2 Rf7 23. Nc3 Re7 24. g5 hxg5 25. hxg5 Kc6 26. Kd3 Rd7+ 27. Ke4
Rc7 28. Nb5 Re7 29. f3 Kd7 30. Rb8 Kc6 31. Rc8+ Kd7 32. Rc7+ Kd8 33. Rc6 Rb7
34. Rxe6 1-0

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 207)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1467"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "0-1"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r2r2k1/p5bp/1p2p1p1/2p1p3/4N3/2P1P2P/PP3PP1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "26"]

1. Rfd1 Kf7 2. Ng5+ Ke7 3. Nxh7 Bh6 4. h4 Rh8 5. Ng5 Bxg5 6. hxg5 Rh5 7. f4 Rf8
8. g3 Rfh8 9. Rf1 e4 10. c4 Rh1+ 11. Kf2 R8h2+ 12. Ke1 Rxf1+ 13. Kxf1 Rh1+ 0-1

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 210)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1467"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r2r2k1/p5bp/1p2p1p1/2p1p3/4N3/2P1P2P/PP3PP1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "14"]

1. Rfd1 Kf7 2. Kf1 Ke7 3. Ke2 c4 4. Rd2 Rxd2+ 5. Kxd2 Rd8+ 6. Ke2 Rd5 7. Rd1 b5
*
[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 211)"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1467"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r2r2k1/p5bp/1p2p1p1/2p1p3/4N3/2P1P2P/PP3PP1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "38"]

1. Rfd1 Kf7 2. c4 Ke7 3. Kf1 h6 4. a4 a5 5. b3 Rab8 6. Ke2 Bf8 7. h4 Kf7 8.


Rxd8 Rxd8 9. Rd1 Rxd1 10. Kxd1 Be7 11. g3 Ke8 12. Ke2 Kd7 13. Kd3 Bd8 14. Nc3
Ke7 15. Ke4 Bc7 16. g4 g5 17. hxg5 hxg5 18. Nb1 Kf6 19. Nd2 Bb8 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 217)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1470"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/2r2k1p/4p1p1/pp6/5KP1/PPn4P/2PR2B1/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "8"]

1. Kg5 e5 2. Kh6 e4 3. Kxh7 e3 4. Rd3 Re7 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 218)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Silman"]
[Black "1650"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/2r2k1p/4p1p1/pp6/5K2/PPn2B1P/2PR2P1/8 w - - 0 0"]
[PlyCount "25"]

1. Ke5 Ke7 2. Bg4 Rc5+ 3. Kd4 Rc7 4. Ke5 Nb1 5. Rf2 Nxa3 6. Bxe6 Rc5+ 7. Bd5
Nxc2 8. Rf7+ Ke8 9. Rxh7 Ne3 10. Ke6 Kd8 11. Be4 Nf5 12. g4 Nd4+ 13. Kd6 *

[Event "English Opening (Page 222)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "2120"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A17"]
[PlyCount "86"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. g3 b6 6. Bg2 Bb7 7. a3 Bxc3 8.


Qxc3 d6 9. d3 Nbd7 10. O-O c5 11. b4 Qe7 12. Bb2 Rac8 13. b5 Rfe8 14. Nd2 Bxg2
15. Kxg2 e5 16. e4 Nf8 17. a4 Ne6 18. a5 Nd4 19. axb6 axb6 20. Ra6 Nd7 21. Qa3
Ne6 22. Ra1 Rf8 23. Nf1 f5 24. Ne3 f4 25. Nf5 f3+ 26. Kh1 Qg5 27. Qb3 Rxf5 28.
exf5 Qxf5 29. Qd1 Rf8 30. Ra8 Nf6 31. Rxf8+ Nxf8 32. Bc1 Ng4 33. Kg1 Ne6 34.
Ra8+ Kf7 35. Ra7+ Kg6 36. h3 Nf6 37. Kh2 Nd4 38. g4 Qe6 39. Bg5 Kxg5 40. h4+
Kxh4 41. Rxg7 Nxg4+ 42. Kg1 Qh6 43. Rg8 Qf4 0-1
[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 232)"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "2100"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "A00"]
[PlyCount "38"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. b4 Nf6 3. Bb2 e6 4. a3 Be7 5. g3 O-O 6. Bg2 c5 7. bxc5 Bxc5 8. O-O


Nc6 9. d3 Qe7 10. Nbd2 Rd8 11. e3 b6 12. Qe2 Ba6 13. Ne5 Nxe5 14. Bxe5 Rac8 15.
a4 Bb4 16. Nb3 Bc3 17. Bxc3 Rxc3 18. a5 Bxd3 19. cxd3 Rxb3 *

[Event "English Opening (Page 237)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "2100"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "A36"]
[PlyCount "62"]

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. e4 d6 6. Nge2 Nf6 7. O-O O-O 8. d3


Ne8 9. f4 f5 10. Be3 Nd4 11. Nb5 Nxb5 12. cxb5 Nc7 13. d4 cxd4 14. Bxd4 Ne6 15.
Qb3 Kh8 16. Bxg7+ Nxg7 17. Rad1 Qb6+ 18. Kh1 Be6 19. Qe3 Rac8 20. b3 Rc5 21.
Nd4 Bd7 22. a4 Rfc8 23. Rfe1 e6 24. exf5 gxf5 25. Qf3 d5 26. Qe3 Qd6 27. Nf3 b6
28. Ne5 Kg8 29. Rc1 Be8 30. Nd3 d4 31. Qd2 Rc3 *

[Event "Ruy Lopez (Page 241)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "900"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "C68"]
[PlyCount "17"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. Nc3 Bc5 6. O-O f6 7. d3 Ne7 8.


Na4 Ba7 9. Qe2 *

[Event "Stockholm (Page 248)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1969.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Karpov"]
[Black "Andersson"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "rr1q1bk1/2nb2p1/p2p1pNp/1ppPp1nP/2P1P3/1P3NR1/P1B2PP1/R1BQ2K1 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "56"]

1... a5 2. a4 bxc4 3. bxc4 Na6 4. Qe2 Ra7 5. Bd2 Rab7 6. Bc3 Nb4 7. Bd1 Na6 8.
Nd2 Nb4 9. Re3 Be8 10. Nf1 Qc8 11. Ng3 Bd7 12. Qd2 Nh7 13. Be2 Kf7 14. Qd1 Be7
15. Nf1 Bd8 16. Nh2 Kg8 17. Bg4 Ng5 18. Bxd7 Qxd7 19. Nf1 f5 20. exf5 Qxf5 21.
Ng3 Qf7 22. Qe2 Bf6 23. Rf1 Qd7 24. f4 exf4 25. Rxf4 Bxc3 26. Rxc3 Re8 {
Misprinted as 27.Nf7+} 27. Ne7+ Kh7 28. Re4 Rxe7 29. Rxe7 1-0

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 251)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1400"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "rr1q1bk1/2nb2p1/p2p1pNp/1ppPp1nP/2P1P3/1P3NR1/P1B2PP1/R1BQ2K1 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "49"]

1... a5 2. a4 bxc4 3. bxc4 Na6 4. Nxg5 fxg5 5. Rc3 Be7 6. g4 Bf6 7. Qe2 Be8 8.
f3 Bxg6 9. hxg6 Qe8 10. Qh2 Qxg6 11. Qh5 Qxh5 12. gxh5 g6 13. hxg6 Kg7 14. Rb1
Rxb1 15. Bxb1 Rb8 16. Bc2 Kxg6 17. Rb3 Rb4 18. Rxb4 cxb4 19. Be3 Bd8 20. Kg2
Nb8 21. c5 dxc5 22. Bxc5 Nd7 23. Be3 Bb6 24. Bd2 Bd4 25. Kg3 Nc5 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 255)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Silman"]
[Black "1480"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "5k2/1r3p1p/p1Rp1pp1/8/4P3/1P5P/P4PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "1"]

1... Ke7 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 257)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Silman"]
[Black "2100"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "5k2/1r3p1p/p1Rp1pp1/8/4P3/1P5P/P4PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "19"]

1... a5 2. Rxd6 a4 3. Rxf6 axb3 4. axb3 Rxb3 5. h4 h5 6. Kh2 Kg7 7. e5 Rb5 8.


f4 Rb4 9. Kh3 Rb3+ 10. g3 Rb2 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 261)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Silman"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r2q1rk1/pp3p1p/2p2np1/2Pp4/1P6/4P3/PB3PPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]

1. Qd4 Kg7 2. g4 h6 3. f4 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 263)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Silman"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "C40"]
[PlyCount "7"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6 3. Nxe5 fxe5 4. Qh5+ {Position is unplayable beyond this


point.} *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 266)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1600"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1bqr1k1/3nbpp1/2p1pn1p/ppPp4/1P1P3B/P1NBPN2/5PPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "18"]

1. Qc2 Nh5 2. Bxe7 Qxe7 3. Ne2 e5 4. e4 Nhf6 5. Ng3 axb4 6. axb4 Rxa1 7. Rxa1
exd4 8. Nxd4 Qe5 9. Nge2 dxe4 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 270)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1400"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1bqr1k1/3nbpp1/2p1pn1p/ppPp4/1P1P3B/P1NBPN2/5PPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "26"]

1. Bg3 Bf8 2. Ne5 Nxe5 3. Bxe5 Nd7 4. Ne2 Nxe5 5. dxe5 Qc7 6. f4 Be7 7. Nd4 f6
8. Qh5 Rf8 9. Rf3 Qd7 10. Rg3 f5 11. Qxh6 Rf7 12. Rg6 axb4 13. Qh5 Bxc5 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 275)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1500"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "E52"]
[PlyCount "23"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. Nf3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. a3


Bd6 9. cxd5 exd5 10. b4 a6 11. Qb3 Qe7 12. Rb1 *

[Event "Carlsbad (Page 279)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1923.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Alekhine"]
[Black "Maroczy"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D55"]
[PlyCount "43"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 O-O 6. e3 Ne4 7. Bxe7 Qxe7 8.


Qb3 Nxc3 9. Qxc3 c6 10. Bd3 Nd7 11. O-O f5 12. Rac1 g5 13. Nd2 Rf7 14. f3 e5
15. cxd5 cxd5 16. e4 fxe4 17. fxe4 Rxf1+ 18. Rxf1 exd4 19. Qc7 Kg7 20. Rf5 dxe4
21. Nxe4 Qb4 22. Rxg5+ 1-0

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 281)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1000"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1b2rk1/pp1nq2p/2p1p3/3p1pp1/2PP4/2QBPN2/PP3PPP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 13"]
[PlyCount "8"]

13. cxd5 exd5 14. Rfe1 f4 15. Ne5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 Re8 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 283)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1700"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1b2rk1/pp1nq2p/2p1p3/3p1pp1/2PP4/2QBPN2/PP3PPP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 13"]
[PlyCount "16"]

13. Ne5 Nxe5 14. dxe5 Bd7 15. f4 g4 16. g3 h5 17. Rf2 h4 18. Rg2 Rf7 19. Kf2
Rh7 20. Rh1 Kf7 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 285)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1100 and 800"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1b2rk1/pp1nq2p/2p1p3/3p1pp1/2PP4/2QBPN2/PP3PPP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 13"]
[PlyCount "13"]

13. cxd5 exd5 14. Ne5 Nxe5 15. dxe5 Re8 16. f4 g4 17. g3 Be6 18. Rce1 h5 19. h4
*

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 288)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "2100"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "E75"]
[PlyCount "41"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Bg5 c5 7. d5 e6 8. Qd2
exd5 9. exd5 Re8 10. Nf3 Bg4 11. O-O Nbd7 12. h3 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 a6 14. a4 Qe7
15. Rfe1 Qf8 16. a5 Rxe1+ 17. Rxe1 Re8 18. Rb1 h6 19. Be3 Ne5 20. Be2 Nfd7 21.
b4 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 291)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1550"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "D58"]
[PlyCount "34"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 h6 7. Bh4 b6 8. cxd5


exd5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Rc1 Nd7 12. b4 Re8 13. O-O a6 14. Qb3 c6 15.
Bd1 Be7 16. Ne2 Bd6 17. a3 Qe7 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 295)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "2100"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "B22"]
[PlyCount "36"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c3 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. d4 cxd4 6. cxd4 d6 7. a3 Nc6 8. Bd3


Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Re1 dxe5 11. dxe5 Bd7 12. Qe2 Na5 13. Bc2 Rc8 14. b4 Nc4 15.
Qd3 g6 16. Bh6 Re8 17. Nbd2 b5 18. Ne4 Qc7 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 301)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1378"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "A26"]
[PlyCount "30"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 d6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. O-O O-O 8. Bg5


h6 9. Be3 Be6 10. Nd2 Ng4 11. Rc1 f5 12. h3 Nxe3 13. fxe3 h5 14. h4 Bh6 15. Kf2
f4 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 306)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1413"]
[Black "Silman"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "A53"]
[PlyCount "46"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 Bf5 4. f3 Nbd7 5. e4 Bg6 6. Be3 c6 7. Bd3 e5 8. Nge2


Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. d5 a5 11. a4 h6 12. Ng3 Nc5 13. Bxc5 dxc5 14. Qb3 Qc7 15.
Nce2 Nd7 16. f4 exf4 17. Nxf4 Bd6 18. Nxg6 fxg6 19. Be2 Bxg3 20. hxg3 Ne5 21.
Bf3 Rf6 22. Rf2 Raf8 23. Raf1 g5 *

[Event "The Amateur's Mind (Page 311)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "1857"]
[Black "1685"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "1r1qk2r/pP1nbpp1/7p/1Qp1N3/4p1P1/1PP4P/PBbP1P2/RN2K2R b KQk - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "3"]

1... Rxb7 2. Qxb7 Nxe5 *

[Event "Los Angeles (Page 313)"]


[Site "?"]
[Date "1993.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Caluag"]
[Black "Burtman"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "2kbr1r1/1p5R/pPnq2p1/2pp1pP1/5P2/BP2P3/3P2Q1/R3KB2 w Q - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "17"]

1. Bxa6 bxa6 2. Qe2 Be7 3. Qxa6+ Kd7 4. Qb5 Ke6 5. d4 Nb4 6. dxc5 Qxc5 7. Rxe7+
Qxe7 8. Bxb4 Qd7 9. Qc5 *

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