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DanielBryant's favorite games
Compiled by DanielBryant
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Gufeld's Immortal
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

My first game in the database
D Holmes vs T Brownscombe, 2007 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 35 moves, 0-1

A reverie
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

31. Qxh7!
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Piket vs R Douven, 1988 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 43 moves, 0-1

The Tomb Game
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Beautiful Knight Play
Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Muzio queen sac
Prince Dadian vs Boutourlin, 1883  
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Black cannot exploit his material advantage in the endgame.
A Petrov vs P Journoud, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two fierce mutual wing attacks
Yanofsky vs J Reeve, 1986
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 40 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch plays the Nimzowitsch
J W te Kolste vs Nimzowitsch, 1925 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Fending off the attack
R Knaak vs L Christiansen, 1988 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Outstanding attacking display from Walter Browne
Browne vs Wojtkiewicz, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

Tigran could attack, too.
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

D Byrne vs Browne, 1972
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Deflection
S Markeluk vs A Rodriguez Vila, 1991 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Ragozin vs P Noskov, 1930 
(B40) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Immortal Simul Game
Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Queen Sac for a Better Endgame
P Ricardi vs N V Pedersen, 2004 
(A13) English, 52 moves, 1-0

Capablanca's Immortal Bind
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

What an endgame.
L Bruzon Batista vs D Fridman, 2004 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 121 moves, 1-0

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
H Clemenz vs Eisenschmidt, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

A late Tal masterpiece
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

One of the best sacrificial attacks I've ever seen
Charousek vs K Schneider, 1891 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs NN, 1895 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Energetic and creative kingside attack
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

Short vs R J Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

A game from Honza Cervenka
J Cervenka vs NN, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

A shot from nowhere!
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

A game that deserves to be more famous
A Skripchenko vs Fressinet, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 37 moves, 1-0

Michelet vs Kieseritzky, 1845 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

Attacking king
Pirc vs Tylor, 1939 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

A rare game with no errors
Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

A cute miniature.
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

B De Jong-Muhren vs M Verot, 2001 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

U Boensch vs Chekhov, 1987 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

35...Kc6!
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

G Minchev vs A Turzo, 2004 
(C46) Three Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Pin ball!
Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 0-1

Maroczy vs Capablanca, 1926 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 49 moves, 0-1

10.Nxf7!
J O Fries Nielsen vs C Hansen, 1981 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Gorkytown
Gorkytown vs Spassky, 1968 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Never underestimate your opponent.
P K Wells vs Shirov, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Pawn Power
Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

G Neumann vs Paulsen, 1870 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 53 moves, 0-1

Waldemar Schmidt vs Y Boidman, 2000 
(B40) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Nice King March
A Bannik vs S Kotlerman, 1955 
(B01) Scandinavian, 54 moves, 1-0

Vintage Brian Wall
M Lee vs B Wall, 2007 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

The king forced to the 8th rank in the middlegame... and lives
G den Broeder vs T de Veij, 1980 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

44...f4!
S Mirza vs J Ye, 1987 
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 46 moves, 0-1

A bulldozing pawn roller
Kotronias vs Karpov, 1997 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

A king walk
A Huss vs C Pahud, 2005
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

K Haznedaroglu vs J Isaev, 2010 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

E E Book vs Ingerslev, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

C Holt vs L Milman, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

...that just happened.
Oll vs Y Kruppa, 1987 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 1-0

A cool endgame
de Firmian vs Petursson, 1984 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

A spectacular d5 pawn sacrifice
Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs J Fang, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 0-1

Robson vs M Brooks, 2009 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 76 moves, 0-1

J Becerra Rivero vs M Brooks, 2009 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 84 moves, 0-1

Kotov vs Smyslov, 1940 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 51 moves, 0-1

M Giles vs Browne, 1988 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

Ivkov vs Larsen, 1965 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 0-1

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