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Check mate I
Compiled by popski
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Games with a check mate.

Oldest recorded checkmate
Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Greco queen sac
Greco vs NN, 1619 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Another great piece by Greco.
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

fried liver mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Classic one
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Black was too hungry.
T Bowdler vs H Conway, 1788 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Amazing chess & mate
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Probably best from master of attack!
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Well, Mophy have more than one ...
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Center game mate as black.
Stevenson vs S Mariotti, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 0-1

He died in the middle of the board, but with queen up!
J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Legal mate in central game. Nice.
A G Essery vs F H Warren, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Short & blindfold!
Koltanowski vs Day, 1960 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

Alekhine can do it blidfolded!
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

This was quick!
Schulz vs Lehnert, 1909 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Yes, that is dr. Alekhine.
Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

Bronstein against robot.
Bronstein vs M20, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

King died in the middle of the field.
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Marshall played Marshall attack against Capablanca.
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

He couldn't run away...
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Nice short Ruy Lopez.
J N Berger vs Frohlich, 1888 
(C46) Three Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Huh, what a mate!
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Again Maestro Alekhine!!
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Kid didn't see it
T L Petrosian vs Le Tien Dung, 1994 
(C45) Scotch Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Ay, yay, yay...??
Lindemann vs Echtermeyer, 1893  
(B01) Scandinavian, 3 moves, 0-1

Great checkmate lesson!
J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

Excellent mate with rooks & queen sac!!
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Check mate with queen sac!
L'Hermet vs Hagemann, 1888 
(C22) Center Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Umbrella defence.
Michael Meyer vs D Newcomb, 1952 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 1-0

Good old Greco!
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Weak king
M Morgan vs W P Shipley, 1893 
(C28) Vienna Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Legal from Wienna.
Pillsbury vs Fernandez, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 9 moves, 1-0

Sac surprise.
Tartakower vs M Berman, 1934 
(C25) Vienna, 11 moves, 1-0

Legal in Wienna, but by luck.
D Ham vs A Howard, 1979 
(C25) Vienna, 8 moves, 1-0

David goes wild!
Bronstein vs V Mikenas, 1941 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Fischer & the beast
Fischer vs Greenblatt, 1977 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Another with queen sac.
J Smith vs G H Derrickson, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Anderssen's beauty
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

When Giuoco is not so Piano...
T Helin vs J Kiltti, 1996 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 0-1

WOW!!
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

No joke with Marshall.
Marshall vs R Short, 1894  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

What went wrong?
Pillsbury vs Marshall, 1894 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

Whoops!? Who is here Marshall?
S P Johnston vs Marshall, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Salto mortale
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Fantastic game, queen sac & mate!
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Bird cage opening
Barney vs Mccrum, 1969 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

Another bird suffer.
Rusty Warren vs B Wall, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

short one by virtuoso
Samsonov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1929 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Wild Ruy Lopez, queen sac & mate, you don't see this often...
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Bon apetite?!
W W Young vs Marshall, 1913 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

Wilde Goering Gambit
J McTigue vs C C Miheso, 1990 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Excellent game and excellent mate!!
J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

Just in two moves??!
L Darling vs R Wood, 1983 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 2 moves, 0-1

Another short one
N Tchinenoff vs R Maillard, 1925 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 4 moves, 0-1

How not open king gambit
B R vs A Wagner, 1902 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 5 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann trap
C R Gurnhill vs W H Banks, 1962 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 6 moves, 1-0

Dutch surprise!
F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

When king gambit goes bad
V Manko vs Jankowitz, 1900 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

Umbrella defence
Pillsbury vs Magana, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Already mate?
G Schnitzler vs Eberle, 1861 
(B20) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

Nice oldtimer
B Raphael vs H Montgomery, 1856 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

No way back
Wheelwright vs T Frere, 1861 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

unbelievable mate!
Andrews vs F G Janssens, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

dribbling & mate
G S Spreckley vs Mongredien, 1846 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 15 moves, 0-1

another KG storm
Blackburne vs W Hamilton, 1862 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

black salto mortale
Von Marlozan vs Prince Dadian, 1876 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Excellent old school mate
McDonnell vs NN, 1830 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Excellent executed Evans Gambit!
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1825 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

Young Morphy in his style
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1849 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Black shouldn't play KGA
J Cazenove vs D Tomalin, 1819 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

Strange game
La Bourdonnais vs A D'Arblay, 1830 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Wild as Morphy was
Morphy vs E Morphy, 1850 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

another unreal game
J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1851 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Sad Staunton performance
Staunton vs Von Der Lasa, 1853 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

It's better to decline
F Deacon vs J Robey, 1862 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

Forte Giuoco Piano
E Rousseau vs C Stanley, 1845 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 0-1

One tempo behind
T W Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

Stenitz in element
Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C27) Vienna Game, 31 moves, 0-1

When calculations goes wrong
Anderssen vs J Finch, 1851 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

Marshall beaten by his own style
J Mieses vs Marshall, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

It's more fun to compute, taa, tam.
Kaissa vs Tell, 1977 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 1-0

It's more fun to compute II
Master vs Tell, 1974 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

modern world champion mate
Grischuk vs Ponomariov, 2000 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

New one
Adams vs Lautier, 2003 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

Wishy on knees
Anand vs Kamsky, 1994 
(B01) Scandinavian, 75 moves, 0-1

Kasparov on knees
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 58 moves, 0-1

Ponomariov on knees
Adams vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 76 moves, 1-0

Kramnik on knees
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2001 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 55 moves, 0-1

Huh, time trouble, blunder or both?
Karpov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

Hmm, GM blunder?
Adams vs Shirov, 2003 
(B30) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Queen sac!!?? :)
Reshevsky vs R Margolit, 1968 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 9 moves, 0-1

Strange one in the middle empty board
Keres vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 53 moves, 0-1

Great Victors sad end
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

How Bent can be bend
Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

Even Mikhail Botvinnik got it
Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1944 
(C22) Center Game, 56 moves, 1-0

12 years maestro did it
Romanishin vs Kasparov, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Short was short
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 37 moves, 0-1

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

Nice underpromotional mate
Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 7 moves, 0-1

Nice mate trap
H Lohmann vs Teschner, 1950 
(C10) French, 10 moves, 0-1

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