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Slick Combinations
Compiled by greystar69
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Really a collection of my favourite games, usually those ending in a cleverly worked combination, often with a sacrifice, for material gain or checkmate.


H Wolf vs Gunsberg, 1902 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

Mayet vs Hirschfeld, 1861 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 0-1

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

Karpov vs Csom, 1977 
(A16) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Przepiorka vs Reti, 1911 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 0-1

Keene vs P C Griffiths, 1964  
(E89) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Endless variations!
Reti vs S Von Freymann, 1912 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Blackburne burned!
Blackburne vs Mackenzie, 1882 
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 moves, 0-1

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

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

More an overworked piece than slick combo
Sasikiran vs P Thipsay, 2002 
(E92) King's Indian, 21 moves, 0-1

Fischer as black
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

8 pawn giveaway
W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884  
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

Young Smyslov
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Pinned rooks
S Kriventsov vs Stripunsky, 2004 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 0-1

Sokolsky vs Kotov, 1949 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Rf3!
Hug vs Hort, 1972 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Bird mated in 12
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

King and Knight win alone
J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001 
(A21) English, 84 moves, 1-0

Knight and Queen beat Queen
Yanofsky vs Golombek, 1951 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 102 moves, 1-0

Old Benoni opening trap
Yermolinsky vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 9 moves, 1-0

Kasparov smothers king behind queen and rook!
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 36 moves, 1-0

Pinned Pawns
Portisch vs B Berger, 1964 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

Sacrifices against Tal
Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

Mate instead of material
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2003 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 39 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's Immortal
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Morphy's "Night at the Opera"
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

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

The Evergreen Game
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's Brisbane Bombshell
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

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

Spassky's King's Gambit
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Three Queen Sacrifices
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Game of the Century
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Game
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Kasparov Kramnik Blitz
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

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