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Beautiful combinations
Compiled by Gregor Samsa Mendel
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Beautiful combinations


Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Positional squeeze suddenly becomes mating attack
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Queen sac leads to double discovered check and beautiful mate
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Enjoy black's magnificent fireworks display
C Sandipan vs Nisipeanu, 2004 
(B44) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Black plays a double-pawn sacrifice of great depth
I Ivanisevic vs Nisipeanu, 2003 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 27 moves, 0-1

Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

Black dangles his king as bait and gives up a whole rook!
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Tigran Petrosian played this game! Seriously!!
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

White's castled position is struck by lightning
Spassky vs Tal, 1979 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

A masterful attack!
Sadvakasov vs Kasimdzhanov, 1999 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

This win seems to violate the laws of time and space
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

Unique endgame attack
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

Beware the snapping turtle!
Tringov vs Fischer, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

Nice queen sacrifice by Kramnik
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Tal at his most magical
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Spassky quickly dismantles Petrosian's castled position
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Black's final move is jaw-dropping amazing.
Averbakh vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 39 moves, 0-1

Passed pawns must be pushed!
Tartakower vs R Domenech, 1934 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Pretty and pragmatic: the use of repetition gains clock time
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Larry Evans, 1962 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Wizards' duel
Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

Remarkable queen sacrifice leads to unusual mate
T C Fox vs Timman, 1970 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 0-1

An elegant miniature from the young Morphy
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Positioning the opponent for the knockout punch
Petrosian vs Polugaevsky, 1963 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

absolutely fabulous
K Helling vs L Engels, 1936 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Lasker kicks a--
Lasker vs Marshall, 1914 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

69...Be3 wins it for black
O M Hindle vs G Moehring, 1964 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 77 moves, 0-1

47...Bh3--the last move I would have considered.
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Win one for the geezer
Smyslov vs Ribli, 1983 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1-0

Amazing mate from Super Nezh
N Kosolapov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C47) Four Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Nice finish from the 72-year-old Kholmov
V Malakhatko vs Kholmov, 1997 
(A17) English, 45 moves, 0-1

Weird and wonderful, with amazing tactics from both sides
Benko vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 1-0

unusual exploitation of back-rank weakness
A Parakrama vs Suttles, 1982 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

35 Bd5+!!
Vaganian vs T L Petrosian, 2004 
(A15) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Another great game from Super Nezh
Lilienthal vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

Wild horses indeed.
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 1-0

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

D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

surprising endgame sacrifces
Karpov vs C Hansen, 1992 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

oooo...pretty....
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Amusing Queen Shuffle
M Lowcki vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Wizards' duel II
Bronstein vs Nezhmetdinov, 1957 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Chucky punishes black's clunky development
Ivanchuk vs Van Wely, 2000 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 17 moves, 1-0

Tactics galore!
Kupreichik vs J Sunye Neto, 1989 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Stung to death by a swarm of hornets.
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein gets the last laugh
P F Johner vs Rubinstein, 1926 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 0-1

Stunning tactics starting with 22 e5!!
D Sharavdorj vs R Akopian, 2007 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

The Uruguayan Immortal
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

Max Weiss vs W Pollock, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

shazam!
M Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Black sees the attack coming in slo-mo and can't stop it.
Kotov vs G Barcza, 1952 
(E72) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Stein, 1972 
(B57) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

White punishes black's violation of opening "rules"
R Hess vs A Ivanov, 2008 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 1-0

Amazing tactics from both sides
Nezhmetdinov vs Geller, 1954 
(A04) Reti Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Shirov didn't forget this game...
Shirov vs Ulf Andersson, 1991 
(A04) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Lasker, 1934 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

Another game with an amazing final move
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 1-0

Up there with the all-time greats
Y Troinov vs L Popov, 1962 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Black's kingside is blasted to smithereens.
Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

J Caldas Vianna vs A S Paes de Barros, 1900  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

T Bakre vs B Kadziolka, 2004 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 27 moves, 0-1

Goldschmied vs Preinhalter, 1916 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

W Potter vs Matthews, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Such a beautiful finish.
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs M Monticelli, 1930 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 39 moves, 0-1

33. b5!!
Radjabov vs Kamsky, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Geller, 1959 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 1-0

H Rossetto vs Rossolimo, 1950 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 21 moves, 1-0

Remarkable play by Smyslov
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1959 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

A one-sided mauling, finishing with a pretty mate.
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

15 Nf4!!
I Kurnosov vs V A Loginov, 2002 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs K Satzinger, 1914 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Amazing mate
E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Oh what a Knight
Nisipeanu vs Radjabov, 2010 
(B33) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Averbakh, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

V Mikenas vs S F Lebedev, 1941 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Lewis vs E L Dayton, 1942 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 1-0

P K Wells vs Y Habu, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Nice bishop sacrifice in the endgame
D Mayers vs D King, 1978 
(A22) English, 40 moves, 0-1

E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

J Whitehead vs P Biyiasas, 1977 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Very resourceful defense by black
Keres vs E Eliskases, 1938 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

D Byrne vs R Pitschak, 1953 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

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

Kiril D Georgiev vs Nisipeanu, 2006 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Remarkable stalemating combiantion
Shredder vs Gull, 2013 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

One of those winning moves that comes out nowhere.
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

A Ipatov vs Kramnik, 2013 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

E Reichmann vs H Ullrich, 1961 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

N Evseev vs Flohr, 1949 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

A Timofeev vs D Khismatullin, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

A Mengarini vs Bisguier, 1948 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 41 moves, 0-1

Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Reggio vs J Mieses, 1903 
(B40) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

I didn't see that coming
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1966 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

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