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Ca´ssa's dream world
Compiled by nikolaas
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A collection of games that received a place in history, just because they're beautiful.

Massacrifiece.
B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

A thunder from a blue sky.
Duras vs Spielmann, 1907 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 1-0

If you dare to take it...!
J Mieses vs Janowski, 1900 
(C26) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

I choose it because,.. Well, because it's beautiful.
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

The immortal draw. No further comment.
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort's best.
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

King's wing sting.
J Mieses vs Von Gottschall, 1926
(C26) Vienna, 31 moves, 1-0

Wild thing.
Paulsen vs Owen, 1862 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

A save King? There's no such thing...
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

A queen never retreats.
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

If you have no pawns before you...
Adams vs Tiviakov, 1994 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

A king without his army is lost. The prove.
Adorjan vs Ribli, 1979 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

You simply need it in your collection...
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

A classic attack.
H Rosenvald vs T Pihlaja, 2001 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Hunted king.
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

The king is a strong piece.
Weenink vs L Gans, 1930 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

If you can't defend your king, let him attack!
R Steel vs NN, 1886 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

You may have my rook.
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Deadly windmill.
Carlos Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

If you forget the 8th line...
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Queens, greedingly eating rooks.
R A Redolfi vs E Eliskases, 1957 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

Boa constrictor / If you can't move, you're death.
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

When you may sacrifiece your queen, lesson 1.
Marshall vs Von Scheve, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

Keep on sacrifieing...
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Marshall's Matter..
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Stuck in the middle.
NN vs Lasker, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

King Arthur gave his queen to Lancelot (Scheeren)
Yusupov vs P Scheeren, 1983 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

An open line can be deadly...
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

A queen comes to kill a king.
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Furious attack.
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

A queen that can't move.
A Medina Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Power to the Pawns!
E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

Critical square.
Y Porat vs Larsen, 1956 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Steel II.
F Konings vs T Batceceg, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

Five queens, but fake...
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

I couldn't ignore it, could I?
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

With women nothing as troubles! (so sacrifie them)
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Two knights, a bishop and a rook.
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

When you may sacrifie yur queen, lesson 2.
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Biological vs artificial intelligence...
B Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

Boa constristor even better.
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Pinter vs S Arkhipov, 1983 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 1-0

A King in the prison.
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Pawn race featuring attack.
V Malakhov vs V Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Double exchange sacrifiece
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

O Balk vs R J Barnes, 1926 
(C58) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

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