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kevin86's favorite games
Compiled by kevin86
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This is a series of my faves-I've come accross these and like a fine painting or TV episode,I enjoy it again and again

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

the immortal game-I need say more
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

bitter end for boris
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

A Mona Lisa-sacrifices to the max!!
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

the great swindle
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

The famous "last round" game
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

one hundred three move marathon
Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 103 moves, 1/2-1/2

gold piece game
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Nimzo's great bind-25 moves to a straitjacket
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

A great series of sacrifices and forced moves
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Morphy's Paris Opera House game
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

A great attack sequence for nineteen moves!
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Morphy's answer to Marshall gold pieces
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Evergreen game
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

a nice minature-thanks,poodle
Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 7 moves, 0-1

A great draw!! Nineteen moves of mastery
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Morphy gets kayoed early
Morphy vs Maurian, 1855 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 0-1

GOTD on Micah's 13th
Bologan vs Vaganian, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

puzzle on Micah's 13th BD
J Gluckie vs M Moran-Venegas, 2009 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi's version of g.p.game
Averbakh vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 39 moves, 0-1

The immortal pipe game
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

one of the greatest swindles of all time!!!
I A Horowitz vs M Pavey, 1951 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

great champion swindled
C Pilnick vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

Double check and mate by author
A Miller vs Chernev, 1928 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 0-1

Flohr gets floored
Flohr vs Grob, 1933 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

never lead with the king!
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

rook harassment
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

a very good one-tartar sauce
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

five knights at once!!
Szabo vs Ivkov, 1964 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 93 moves, 0-1

a castle of pawns
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

an elegant cross-pin
Stein vs Smyslov, 1972 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

another kevin!!!
K Spraggett vs S Lacroix, 1979 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Aussie open unusually,ends strong
C Depasquale vs Kudrin, 1986 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

a great game from a to z
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

Krum's taking odd sacrifice sets off deadly attack
Kotronias vs Krum Georgiev, 1994 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

capa's miracle 29th! what a showstopper!
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

kotov's masterpiece
Stoltz vs Kotov, 1952 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 0-1

a very modern version of rook vs 5 pawns
Bareev vs Fressinet, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 1-0

Spraggett offers queen,then has brilliant mate
K Spraggett vs Suba, 1994 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

one of fischer's best
Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

bernstein finishes brilliantly with intermezzo
G Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

another gold piece ending
Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

pawn race
Vidmar vs Yates, 1930 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

the name is not James,but he's still good
E Lobron vs Chandler, 1986 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 26 moves, 1-0

Flohr 2-black resigns a won game
Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

cruz in for a bruisin'
Alekhine vs A Cruz, 1941 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Tiger gets boris
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

early fischer gem
Fischer vs C Witte, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

neat mating combination
Santasiere vs E B Adams, 1926 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

what a flurry!! sacs everywhere!
Reti vs Lasker, 1908 
(C56) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

fox hounds opponent with sacs
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

akiba's immortal
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

chigorin wins another exciting game
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

the pawns march on
Mikhalchishin vs Pavasovic, 1999  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

a simple lesson in tactics
Maroczy vs Rubinstein, 1908  
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

another victim of the tiger trap
Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

an expected queen sac
B Enklaar vs Timman, 1972 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 30 moves, 0-1

watch fischer's pieces sweep the board
Fischer vs T Hartwell, 1964 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

a variation of adams-torre
V Mikenas vs Bronstein, 1965 
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

a fine minature/queen sac leads to death on king side
T Helin vs J Kiltti, 1996 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 0-1

a neat,but flawed,queen sac
Carlos Torre vs N Banks, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

a rare legal mete with black in charge
NN vs G Geshev, 1935 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

The LEGAL mate-often imitated
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

a capa gem
Capablanca vs J Baca Arus, 1912 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Amos Burn turns into PAC-MAN
Burn vs Marshall, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

a brilliant miniture-variation of legal
H Buckle vs NN, 1840 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

white is lost by move four
Biegler vs Peperle, 1952 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

clear the tracks for the super chief!!
M Brody vs L Banya, 1901 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

a quaint triangle of queen and knight-mate by triad
Nunn vs E Bhend, 1978 
(B33) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

a nice win by sozin
Nenarokov vs V Sozin, 1925 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

keres koughs up the ending
Keres vs Portisch, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 90 moves, 0-1

alekhine has an elegant queen sac
Von Bardeleben vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

bonderevsky's classic-minor pieces take all!
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

Another Fischer masterpiece!
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

a variation of smothered mate-pawns kill white
Saemisch vs A Medina Garcia, 1943  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

a fine queen sac
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Horowitz wins with lightning
I A Horowitz vs NN, 1940 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

two great blows decide this one.
E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

a tulip evergreen
C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

back rank bonanza
Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 27 moves, 0-1

sudden death
Uhlmann vs H Liebert, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

Nimzo plays endgame to a T
Stoltz vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 61 moves, 0-1

white sacs queen at h5 and h7
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

nice queen sac ends it
H Dinser vs D Mione, 1996 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 24 moves, 0-1

hit the sac
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

black falls into trap-queen overworked
Romanishin vs Plaskett, 1977 
(A15) English, 14 moves, 1-0

good k-side attack from Caro-Kann
E Bhend vs Hort, 1964 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

another Marshall swindle-and tripled pawns
Chigorin vs Marshall, 1903 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 57 moves, 0-1

Santa delivers
Santasiere vs B Blumin, 1939 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Nappy wins elegant one
Napoleon Bonaparte vs General Bertrand, 1820 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

three pieces gang up against the king
O Field vs O Tenner, 1923 
(C58) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Immortal Zwischenspiel
Svidler vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

a very modern eppy mate
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Stangl strikes out!
W Watson vs M Stangl, 1998 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

4 piece king trap (on KF's BD)
S S Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

Variation of Reti-Tartokower theme
N Kosolapov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C46) Three Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

two quaint forks are the show in this one.
Van Wely vs Morozevich, 2004 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 41 moves, 1-0

pawn race,game won by black
R Haring vs P Cramling, 1981 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

en passant cap adds spice to this one
Sajtar vs M Dietze, 1943 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 42 moves, 1-0

interesting dynamics involving the sq b8
Granda Zuniga vs L Rojas, 2004 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 32 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's 5 queen game-hoax though it may be
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

Akiba's masterpiece #2
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

an opportunity for art was missed by black-loss soon after
Lapshun vs Paschall, 2003 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

karpov plays a masterpiece-a ballet of minor pieces
Karpov vs Gulko, 1996 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

a circus of forks and advanced pawns
Ragozin vs Bondarevsky, 1946 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 58 moves, 1-0

nice sac of queen and both rooks!!!
NN vs E J Diemer, 1978 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 0-1

The case of the nervous knight:eight moves in 16
NN vs E J Diemer, 1984 
(A04) Reti Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

black is without his Q,but not without winning play
P Nikolic vs Y Habu, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 
(B54) Sicilian, 50 moves, 1-0

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