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Inspiration
Compiled by radu stancu
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Games that inspired me to play certain lines, sacrifices, etc.

Rook sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian
Deep Junior vs Kasparov, 2003 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Just when you thought you were heading for a Najdorf...
Nijboer vs Sutovsky, 2001 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf, Morphy style
Navara vs J Helbich, 1998 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

Needles and pins
Capablanca vs J Baca Arus, 1912 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

If Petrosian offers a sacrifice, resign.
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

It's no sacrifice...
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

The Dark Side
O Bernstein vs J Mieses, 1904 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 49 moves, 1-0

There's a hole... in my pawn structure!
Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Light miss, dark counter
Szabo vs Geller, 1953 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 59 moves, 0-1

King Botvinnik
Botvinnik vs Kasparian, 1938 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 14 moves, 1-0

Anti-Marshall Crazy Style
Ivanchuk vs Adams, 2002 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 50 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's Anti-Marshall
Kasparov vs Short, 1993 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Winning against Fischer's Fischer attack
Fischer vs Larsen, 1970 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

Another Fischer's Fischer missfires
Fischer vs J Rubinstein, 1971 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

How to counterattack in the Sicilian Najdorf
M Panarin vs Y Rudnev, 2001 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 40 moves, 0-1

Is simplicity best?
Geller vs Portisch, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Queen revival
Janowski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 78 moves, 0-1

Another queen revival
Keene vs Stein, 1968  
(A15) English, 33 moves, 0-1

Keep it simple
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

Another Sicilian Najdorf
Kupreichik vs G Danner, 1966 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

Najdorf
Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky, 1958 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf by Fischer
Unzicker vs Fischer, 1962  
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Early Rxc3 exchange sacrifice in the Najdorf
M Kazakov vs V Neverov, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 0-1

Szimply Szabo
Szabo vs V Mikenas, 1939 
(B40) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, The End
Degraeve vs R Pogorelov, 1992 
(B54) Sicilian, 59 moves, 1-0

Castle pawns storm
Robatsch vs Larsen, 1963 
(B33) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Taimanov
Short vs J Ye, 2004 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Short, The Dragon Slayer
Short vs E G F Hellers, 1986 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Thnik you're smart? 3.e5 Sicilian
B Eikelboom vs M van Delft, 2000 
(B50) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Adams vs Gelfand, 1988 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 0-1

A Giaccio vs F Braga, 1996 
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

R Plunkett vs S Fink, 2003 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

V Gashimov vs R Mamedov, 2003 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

R L Paige vs D Reynolds, 1962 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 24 moves, 0-1

E Tate vs T Braunlich, 2001 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 21 moves, 1-0

G Kadar vs E Gadek, 1976
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Shirov vs Hracek, 1998
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Romanishin vs Anikaev, 1973 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

Ujtumen vs A Lein, 1965 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Kupreichik vs N Rashkovsky, 1986 
(B57) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

J Arizmendi Martinez vs I Yagupov, 2003 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 16 moves, 1-0

Kaidanov vs Wojtkiewicz, 1994 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

E Schiller vs M Arne, 1995  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov vs Polugaevsky, 1959 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 53 moves, 0-1

Chekhov vs Gurgenidze, 1977
(A09) Reti Opening, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

J MacDonald vs J Hille, 1966 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

L Christiansen vs Wojtkiewicz, 2006 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 23 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Topalov, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 0-1

Morozevich vs Ftacnik, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Nunn vs C W Pritchett, 1986 
(B89) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs Ftacnik, 1993 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 39 moves, 1-0

M Erdogdu vs Ftacnik, 2004
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 0-1

E Grassi vs W Tjipueja, 2004
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 2002 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0

K Czuhai vs E Schiller, 1986
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 0-1

Miles vs J Franco Jimenez, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs M Colon Romero, 1956
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Unzicker, 1960 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 25 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Leko, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 1-0

S Smagin vs S Salov, 1984 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 1-0

R Bellin vs Portisch, 1972
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 35 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs Averbakh, 1959 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 63 moves, 0-1

Bagirov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1965 
(A21) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Keres, 1963 
(A09) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Z von Balla vs Opocensky, 1922 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

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

L Peterson vs Keres, 1932 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Motylev vs Anand, 2007 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs G J Van Gelder, 1923
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Short vs Movsesian, 2007 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Karpov, 1971 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Miles vs G Wall, 1999 
(A10) English, 15 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Kamsky, 2009 
(A10) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Grischuk, 2009 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

A Giri vs F A Cuijpers, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Hartston vs Najdorf, 1972 
(A05) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Kholmov vs Gufeld, 1969
(A15) English, 34 moves, 1-0

D Lemos vs C Vernay, 2010 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

Adams vs Khalifman, 1993 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 70 moves, 0-1

Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

G Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

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