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EVERYONE loves the King's Gambit
Compiled by Backward Development
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Famous, notorious, surprising, and classic games with the King's Gambit.

What can be said about this game that hasn't already been said?
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's miniature
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Miniature by Blackburne
Blackburne vs W Hamilton, 1862 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

Miniature by Bronstein
Bronstein vs S Wood, 1975 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Capablanca Miniature!!
Capablanca vs A Chase, 1922 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

NN loses again.
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

Adolf Anderssen is to King's Gambit what Fischer is to Najdorf.
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Alexander Petrov's fine miniature
F A Hoffmann vs Alexander Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Ouch! Emms pulls a fast one!
Chandler vs Emms, 1997 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 0-1

Chigorin a la Greco
Chigorin vs K A Walbrodt, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

Lovely Annotations!
Fischer vs J Jones, 1964 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

Euwe always has an Ace in the hole.
Euwe vs Maroczy, 1921 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

Bobby is RUTHLESS!
Fischer vs Michalopoulos, 1964 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Sac, Sac, Mate!
Fischer vs Minic, 1968 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Modern Support.
Ivanchuk vs P Nikolic, 2004 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Steinitz busts Janowski.
Janowski vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi should stick with the Queen's Pawn:(
Korchnoi vs G Borisenko, 1950 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

'Odd Lie' defeats Larsen.
Larsen vs O Lie, 1985 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Keres smashes weak defenses.
Keres vs A Peet, 1932 
(C25) Vienna, 19 moves, 1-0

Positional Pressure in the King's Gambit?!
Keres vs J Kruhzkops, 1945
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 58 moves, 1-0

Keres saves the best for last.
Keres vs Vladimir Petrov, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Bxf7 always wins in the King's Gambit. ALWAYS!
Larsen vs Laursen, 1950 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Lasker gives up Queen and Knight.
Lasker vs NN, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Lasker and Chigorin duke it out.
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1-0

even Marcozy can attack with the best of them.
Maroczy vs G V R Exner, 1894 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Marcozy again is fearless!
Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Marshall tears up the dough boy(Pillsbury).
Marshall vs Pillsbury, 1903 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Marshall plays the DOUBLE Muzio...in a simul!
W W Young vs Marshall, 1913 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

Moro-Anand. MODERN DAY CLASSIC!
Morozevich vs Anand, 1995 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Kasparov is not impressed:(
Morozevich vs Kasparov, 1995 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Sokolov bites the dust...
Morozevich vs I Sokolov, 2000 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

Morphy!
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 11 moves, 1-0

Morphy v. Morphy
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

'A Knight can't mate' HA!
Morphy vs T Knight, 1856 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

Bird gets shot down.
Morphy vs Bird, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

Good Lord!
Morphy vs G W Lyttelton, 1858  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Morphy pulls a fast one on the Master!
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Do not Emulate!
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 0-1

Dr. Nunn barely survives.
Nunn vs Anand, 1995 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

He can't make it this time.
Nunn vs Timman, 1995 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 0-1

"Petrosian??? That can't be right..."
Petrosian vs Dzaparidze, 1945 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

NN gets no respect...
Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

Chigorin slams Pillsbury.
Pillsbury vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury finally wins one...in good style.
Pillsbury vs J Mieses, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1-0

ouch! Judit Polgar brutally punishes an error.
Judit Polgar vs A Wagner-Michel, 1990 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

There was so much to play on for!
Zsuzsa Polgar vs D H Campora, 1989
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik eats the King's Gambit for BREAKFAST!
Ragozin vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky miniature!
Reshevsky vs L Von Dory, 1920 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 16 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch's counter gambit goes down!!!
Reti vs Tarrasch, 1920 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

Reti-"Control the center with....the f4 pawn!"
Reti vs S Von Freymann, 1912 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer loses again, this time Rubinstein on black.
Reti vs Rubinstein, 1919  
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein really doesn't know the Falkbeer!
Rubinstein vs Teichmann, 1924 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

Gambit tourny? sounds like fun!
Saemisch vs Pachman, 1943 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

FIRE over the board!
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Short tests Karpov with the Bishop Gambit!
Short vs Karpov, 2000 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIRE over the board...as black!
Short vs Shirov, 1997 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 0-1

Akopian bites the dust!
Short vs Akopian, 1997 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 47 moves, 1-0

He didn't pick the opening! He had to play it! Kaspy goes down.
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

another Short-Kasparov game
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sokolov miniature!
A Sokolov vs A Kekov, 1989 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Averbakh meets the end.
Spassky vs Averbakh, 1955 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

The INFAMOUS game which prompted Fischer to 'refute' the KG.
Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Spassky a la Lasker
Spassky vs Portisch, 1967 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 56 moves, 1-0

Spassky wipes out Karpov...in an endgame!!!!
Spassky vs Karpov, 1982 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 84 moves, 1-0

Seirawan can't stand up to Big Bad Boris!
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1985 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

Spassky takes down a Polgar.
Spassky vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1988 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 42 moves, 1-0

Steintiz and the Muzio make an entertaining couple.
Steinitz vs Lang, 1860 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Steinitz can't beat Anderssen in a King's Gambit....
Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

or can he!?
Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1866 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 1-0

Poor poor Steinitz
Steinitz vs Pillsbury, 1892 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Tal's only game...and a loss! Shame...
Tal vs P Trifunovic, 1963 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Mannheimer is Manhandled.
Tarrasch vs N Mannheimer, 1880 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

Capa never lost a King's Gambit
Tartakower vs Capablanca, 1924 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein wins on the Queenside!
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch's falkbeer finally pulls it's weight.
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Wow. Steinitz has a CRAZY King.
Steinitz vs Paulsen, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

Bronstein crushes a computer!
Bronstein vs M20, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury and Marshall fight for blood.
Pillsbury vs Marshall, 1903 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs Panov, 1947 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

not even Bronstein can beat Botvinnik.
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Bronstein-Tal!
Bronstein vs Tal, 1968 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

when Kan can't.
Bronstein vs Kan, 1945 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Bronstein almost beats Petrosian!
Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lawrence can attack with the best of 'em!
L Day vs J R Stopa, 1988 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Lawrence again.
L Day vs J Costa, 1992 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

Federov: very dangerous!
Fedorov vs Yusupov, 1999 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Svindler gets a draw w/Federov.
Fedorov vs Svidler, 1997 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gallagher has a case of chess blindness.
J Gallagher vs Chiburdanidze, 1990
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 31 moves, 0-1

Gallagher wins a miniature!
J Gallagher vs Bodelier, 1991 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Costa plays very well v. the KG.
J Gallagher vs J Costa, 1990 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

Spassky could probably win this game blindfolded.
Hartston vs Spassky, 1965 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Spassky scrapes by with a draw.
Spassky vs A Ornstein, 1974 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Hideous Complications"-Benzol
Lasker / Rice vs Hoffer / Maroczy, 1900 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Problem-like mate.
Fitzgerald vs Loyd, 1898 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

NN plays OK, but Gunsberg rises to the occasion.
Gunsberg vs NN, 1879 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 20 moves, 1-0

Stick to your GUNS!-berg
Gunsberg vs W R Ballard, 1889 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

and now stick it to Gunsberg.
Schlechter vs Gunsberg, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

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