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Helloween's Favorite Games
Compiled by Helloween
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I've finally decided to put up some of my favorite games. Check them out, they're quite exciting.


The Ultimate Lesson
A Becker vs Nimzowitsch, 1925  
(C10) French, 61 moves, 0-1

First you sac 2 Exchanges, then the Queen
P Kranzl vs Blatny, 1991 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Black moves the same Knight 13 times in the first 27 moves!
J M Hernando Rodrigo vs D Duarte, 2001 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Short gives away all his material to deliver mate, but draws.
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Absolute meticulous perfection.
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1-0

The only GM to beat Deep Fritz with Black.
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 51 moves, 0-1

"I will Union-Jack you up!"
Short vs R Pogorelov, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

A pretty and swift finish young in the career of Smyslov.
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

You snatch 3 pawns, you lose.
Morozevich vs M Tischendorf, 2001
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 1-0

A very nice attacking game.
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

This one belongs in every "favorite" collection.
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Fine drops a piece on move 4.
H Borochow vs Fine, 1932 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Where's the ECO for the Four Queen's Opening?
Benko vs K Pytel, 1974 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Kasparov, 2004 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

A dashing Queen's Gambit game.
Furman vs Bronstein, 1967 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Deep Fritz vs Germany, 2001 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 71 moves, 0-1

Short vs Dreev, 2004
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 73 moves, 1-0

An unusual sequence in the opening.
Fischer vs V Bergraser, 1967 
(B01) Scandinavian, 30 moves, 1-0

0-0-0 in the QGD
Marshall vs G Marco, 1900 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Queen Trap
J Weitthoff vs R Buchanan, 1969 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 1-0

Another wild draw.
Alekhine vs D Freedmann, 1923 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sokolov rips Judit to shreds
I Sokolov vs Judit Polgar, 2003 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

My Favorite King's Gambit Game
A Clerc vs A Von Rothschild, 1884 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

One of the finest, little-known combinations ever
Uhlmann vs Smyslov, 1956 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs J Eslon, 1984 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

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

J Borisek vs S Rezonja, 2001
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 59 moves, 1-0

Z Rahman vs E Formanek, 1993 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Gormally vs S Meenakshi, 2002 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 52 moves, 1-0

Dlugy vs Alburt, 1991 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 47 moves, 1-0

Kramnik wins due to better pawn structure/more active pieces
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(A17) English, 47 moves, 0-1

Middlegame fortress/2 Knights vs. 2 Bishops A17
Kasparov vs P Haldemann, 1988 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Romanishin vs Ivanchuk, 1986 
(C02) French, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

W Spoelman vs Glek, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 33 moves, 0-1

Ulf Andersson vs A Vuilleumier, 2012 
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

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