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Honza Cervenka's favorite games2
Compiled by Honza Cervenka
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magnificent tactics again

Schiffers' brilliancy
Schiffers vs Harmonist, 1887 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 1-0

23.Qg6!! - Marshall's motif
Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

23...Qg3!!
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Tal's classic
Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

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

King hunting
A Z Kapengut vs Antoshin, 1965 
(C56) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

Lovely miniature
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Instructive kingside attack
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Taimanov's nice shot
Karpov vs Taimanov, 1977 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

Tal's nice kingside attack
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Kolisch's brilliant "routine"
Kolisch vs Richard Dawson, 1860 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Interesting sac of the Queen
Mikhalchishin vs Pavasovic, 1999  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Steinitz' masterpiece
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886  
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

Pawn avalanche
Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

Great fight!
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 58 moves, 0-1

Pretty combination
Kholmov vs Keres, 1959 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Ftacnik's brilliancy
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Queen sac and excellent attack
Najdorf vs Ragozin, 1948 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 43 moves, 0-1

Lasker's tactics
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Nice Queen sac
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky's classics
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Mighty passed pawn
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Interesting sac of the Queen
Tal vs Koblents, 1961 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 32 moves, 1-0

29.Rxd5! - well calculated shot.
Fine vs Shainswit, 1944 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Classic sac of Bishop on h7
Gelfand vs Anand, 1993 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

22...Rh2!!
G Neumann vs Blackburne, 1867  
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 0-1

Amazing attack after 29.Rxh6!! Kxh6 30.Rh4+!!
L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Pachman's brilliant attack
Pachman vs Kholmov, 1947 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Nice combination
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

28...cxd3!!
Tarrasch vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Double Rook Sac
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Nice combination - 27.Rxc6! Kxc6 28.Nxd5!
Schlechter vs G Marco, 1904 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Discovered Attack
P Trifunovic vs M Aaron, 1962 
(A48) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Instructive kingside attack
Gligoric vs Bidev, 1946 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Silicon Symphony.:-)
Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2001 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 69 moves, 0-1

Double Queen sac
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Tal's fireworks
Tal vs Gurgenidze, 1969 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 1-0

14...Nxf2!!
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

Nona's masterpiece
M Lazarevic vs N Gaprindashvili, 1961 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Lilienthal's masterpiece
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Bishop sac on h7 and fierce attack
C Kottnauer vs Kotov, 1946 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 28 moves, 1-0

18.Nc5! and 19.Bf4!
Smyslov vs C Kottnauer, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

25....Re2!
Bagirov vs Kholmov, 1961 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Superb combination
Kholmov vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

Mutual Grimshaw
Miles vs C W Pritchett, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Karpov's classic
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 
(B83) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Double rook sac
Reti vs Euwe, 1920 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Double rook sac once again
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Pretty combination
Alekhine vs A Frieman, 1924  
(C21) Center Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Passed pawns
Shirov vs Yudasin, 1994 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 36 moves, 1-0

Pretty mating attack
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Superb attack
Keres vs Kotov, 1950 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

The emperor is naked!:-)
Kotov vs Keres, 1950 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Kotov's fireworks
Kotov vs Keres, 1950 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Surprising shot
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1966 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

Suicidal attack!:-)
Filip vs Szabo, 1956 
(E77) King's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

Excellent Smyslov
Keres vs Smyslov, 1973 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 41 moves, 0-1

Brilliant finish
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

Pretty mating attack
Keres vs V Rootare, 1942 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Cross-pin
Ribli vs Adorjan, 1983 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Instructive attack
Adorjan vs Ribli, 1979 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

A Queen sac for long-term initiative
J Mieses vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Sac of Knight in ending
Euwe vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 40 moves, 0-1

Tartakower's brilliant attack
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Lobron's Blitzkrieg
M Karp vs E Lobron, 1980 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch's classic
Tarrasch vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

Nice combination
Carlos Torre vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1925 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

Vera's best scalp
Sultan Khan vs Menchik, 1932 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

Excellent attack!
L Belov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1961 
(C59) Two Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

Fierce attack against King in the centre
Keres vs Estrin, 1941 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Maia's excellent performance
Chiburdanidze vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1979 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Maia's masterpiece
Chiburdanidze vs Short, 1983 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Pretty combination
Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Instructive kingside attack
I Platonov vs Savon, 1968 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 1-0

Ftacnik's brilliancy
H Spangenberg vs Ftacnik, 1994 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 0-1

Nice finish
E Torre vs Timman, 1982 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Positional Queen sacrifice
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

16.Rxf7!!
Anand vs I Sokolov, 1992 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

Ecellent home preparation.
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

Brilliant attack
Steinitz vs Meitner, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Instructive attack
Jansa vs Janosevic, 1978 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

15...Nxh2!
Timman vs Karpov, 1979 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Amazing endgame combination
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Rxb2!!!
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Ivan Sokolov's masterpiece
I Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1999 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 28 moves, 1-0

Pretty combination
Tal vs Unzicker, 1960 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 25 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky's stunning attack
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

34...Qxh2!!
Filip vs Petrosian, 1965 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Passed pawn
Beliavsky vs Short, 1985 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Maia's brilliancy
Chiburdanidze vs V Malaniuk, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury's masterpiece
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1895 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Pinter's brilliancy
Pinter vs C Thomson, 1989 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Brilliant attack.
K Mokry vs Z Beil, 1979 
(E97) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Instructive Kingside Attack
L Rudenko vs R M Bruce, 1946 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

Portisch's brilliancy
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1967 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Well calculated shot.
Tal vs Suttles, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 1-0

26.Bh6!!
E Vladimirov vs Epishin, 1987 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Surprising sac of exchange
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

47....Bh3!!
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Interesting kingside attack
Karpov vs Huebner, 1980 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 33 moves, 1-0

30.Nf6!!
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

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