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Sneaky's Scrapbook
Compiled by Sneaky
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Here are games which are important to me, for one reason or another.


Multiple offers of the queen.
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

The next Morphy?
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Lasker's double-bishop sacrifice
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

The Game of the Century
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Morphy's most famous game (deservedly so!)
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Why Marshall's Defense is hardly a defense
D Genz vs D Boehmer, 1985 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 1-0

Tactical snake-nest!
V Timofeev vs Nezhmetdinov, 1969 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 29 moves, 0-1

Sam Loyd's Amazing Mate in 8 Moves
C Golmayo vs Loyd, 1867 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 0-1

How to play the Queen's Gambit like a King's Gambit
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

A simple tactic that's not easy to see.
Bledow vs Von Der Lasa, 1839 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

The g4! spike against the Nimzo Indian
Speelman vs Short, 1988 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Polgar plays the KID ...c5 sac line
Korchnoi vs Judit Polgar, 1992
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

A mind-blowing "all or nothing" attack
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

The Famous "King-Walk" Game
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

"Super Nez" whips out tactics like there's no tomorrow.
Nezhmetdinov vs P Ermolin, 1946 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Schlechter is a freakin' genius!!
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

Supernez does it again
Samsonov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1929 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Nigel Short crushes the Reverse Dutch (aka Bird's Opening)
R Diabi vs Short, 1983
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Dutch players ought not attempt a 'Noah's Ark' trap
F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

A hilareous battle between man and machine.
Bronstein vs M20, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

The Nescafe™ Frappe Attack
A Schmied vs J Rosenberg, 2001 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

The Eight Pawn Gambit
W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884  
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

Two Knights mate a King+Pawn
Bisguier vs A Matanovic, 1961 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 89 moves, 0-1

I've been checking out the ...Qb6 move vs the Rossilimo lately
Kholmov vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(B30) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

An incredible queen-sac, and a beautiful combination at the end
Mikhalchishin vs Pavasovic, 1999  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Gran Prix Attack refuted
Hebden vs A J Mestel, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 27 moves, 0-1

The Dutch Evergreen
C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Textbook Zugzwang
Anand vs Van Wely, 1997 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Passive Piece Sacrifice on the Kingside
Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Another g4 Nimzo
Bareev vs Akopian, 2004 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 55 moves, 1-0

Eugenio Torre: he shoots, he scores!
Karpov vs E Torre, 1976 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 48 moves, 0-1

Get developed by giving up pawns, then give up pieces!
Keres vs W Winter, 1935 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

Blackburne tosses a queen and a rook!
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

An incredible time-pressure blunder by Karpov
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 1998 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni: "The Child of My Tears"
Kasparov vs Nunn, 1982  
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Lembit Oll says "Dambit Oll!"
Oll vs Y Kruppa, 1987 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 1-0

The queen gets prison time.
Bareev vs Piket, 2000 
(A25) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Topalov plays coffeehouse chess at the GM level... and wins!
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

Kramnik's kingside pressure: inflate to 60 PSI.
Kramnik vs Junior, 2000 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Could Fischer be right about the K-K conspiracy?
H MacGrillen vs E Formanek, 1973 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Opposite colored bishops aren't as drawish as some think.
Kasparov vs Deep Blue, 1996 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 73 moves, 1-0

This promotion is what made Petrosian fall in love with chess.
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Van de Loo Industries
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

Magnus wins the 2016 WCC with a cute finesse
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 
(B54) Sicilian, 50 moves, 1-0

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