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A whole load of weird and wonderful games.


Nine passed pawns on move 59
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

8 passed pawns (one on each file) on move 51
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 61 moves, 1-0

4 Queens at move 58
N S W Alfred vs E N Cooke, 2001 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

5 Queens
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

No captures at all throughout the game!
A Medina Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

All eight pawns gone for white in only 28 moves!
W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884  
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

Flohr resigns but could easily win! (See Kibitz at the bottom)
Flohr vs Grob, 1933 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

A game that G Marco could win in a few moves - and he resigned!
Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

An promotion on move seven - to a knight!
Korody vs Bologh, 1933 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

This game involves a promotion - to a BISHOP!?
A Reshko vs O Kaminsky, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

White was 11 points down, going to lose, and.... forces a draw!
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black would have got 5 queens - and white forces a stalemate!
J A Congdon vs E Delmar, 1880 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black was a queen down and got a draw!
Yates vs Marshall, 1929 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sneaky tactics to draw against Kasparov even when you're losing
Kasparov vs N R McDonald, 1986 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov resigned but he could have forced a draw.
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Forks galore in only 11 moves!
F Perrin vs NN, 1883 
(C11) French, 11 moves, 1-0

Oldest game in the database
Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Kasparov forced a draw when he was a queen and a bishop up!
Kasparov vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

The black knight is en prise for 27 and a half moves (12 - 39)
Miles vs Ljubojevic, 1986 
(A04) Reti Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

The black queen is en prise for 4 and a half moves (18 - 22)
Timman vs Ljubojevic, 1983 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 40 moves, 1-0

The shortest game in the database with zero moves
Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 1/2-1/2

Three queen sacrifices from black
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Another promotion to a bishop - but not as spectacular
V Malakhov vs E Shaposhnikov, 2001 
(A17) English, 64 moves, 1-0

This game has the most number of knights at one time! (Move 49)
Szabo vs Ivkov, 1964 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 93 moves, 0-1

This is the longest game in the database with 269 moves!
I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four white pawns on the same file!!
Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

And again...
Van der Wiel vs Hort, 1981 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

No captures until move 29!
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

A mate on move 7 by an underpromotion to a knight
Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 7 moves, 0-1

Take her... See if I care....
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Exploiting symmetry
Capablanca vs NN, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Knight's tour (???)
I Penko vs Jernej Novak, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Lovely stalemate in 12 moves!
J Hohmeister vs T Frank, 1993 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Horsing around
A Lehtinen vs T Simola, 1995 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

17 pawn moves
E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

An amazing inverted pawn pyramid after 50. ... d3
Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

The great wall of pawns
B Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

Quadruple rooks on the 8th rank
M Szigeti vs Benko, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

A barrage of sacrifices
Edwards vs NN, 1963 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 16 moves, 1-0

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