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chesslearning's favorite games
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My favorite game so far. Queen sac and fantastic mate
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Neat checkmate with minor pieces
Vitacek vs Duras, 1900 
(C22) Center Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Great queen sac
T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Great rapid game from Tal
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

That pesky rook
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1914 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 27 moves, 0-1

Nice. White has a queen left, but can't move it in fear of mate
A Lastin vs Bareev, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 0-1

Rook and two bishops create nice checkmate after queen sac
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Cool queen sac
Mecking vs A Rocha, 1969 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

wow. bishop and rook sac
Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A81) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Joel Benjamin vs Z Kozul, 1997 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 38 moves, 0-1

Straightforward, but I couldn't see it
W Adams vs A Simonson, 1940 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Nice queen sac
Ashley vs Weeramantry, 1991 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 1-0

V Haralambof vs M Rippstein, 1964 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 48 moves, 1-0

Keene vs M Basman, 1967  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Keene, 1964  
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 30 moves, 0-1

A Schneider vs Dolmatov, 1983  
(A15) English, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

can't avoid stalemate
Janowski vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

nice puzzle for endgame learning
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1911 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Harikrishna vs A Volokitin, 2006 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

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

E Najer vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2006 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 0-1

G Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

King and rook tied up
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1949 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

M Lange vs Mayet, 1853 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Carlos Torre vs N Banks, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

Pachman vs Bronstein, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 31 moves, 0-1

B Kreiman vs Paschall, 2003 
(B89) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs D Marotti, 1922  
(B38) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3, 35 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1

Adams vs Topalov, 2006 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Hilse, 1904 
(C25) Vienna, 65 moves, 1-0

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

Fedorov vs N Miezis, 2000 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 33 moves, 0-1

Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Negi vs W Spoelman, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

E Vladimirov vs G Agzamov, 1977 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

A Ostapenko vs S Kurkin, 1970 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Smyslov, 1971 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Pinter vs E Ungureanu, 1976 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 34 moves, 1-0

rapid - queen sac
Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 48 moves, 1-0

nice queen sac
Kramnik vs Anand, 1996 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 49 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Shirov, 2007 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Psakhis vs A Kochyev, 1990 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

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