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EmperorAtahualpa's favorite games
Compiled by EmperorAtahualpa
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Games I can just watch over and over!

Mind-blowing!
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

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

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

Lasker miniature
Ed. Lasker vs B F Winkelman, 1926 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Beautiful attack
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

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

19...Nf5!
Taimanov vs Larry Evans, 1954 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 36 moves, 0-1

Earliest queen sac in history?
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

The rim CAN win!
B Kantsler vs A Greenfeld, 2005 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

The ultimate sacrifice game
Alekhine vs Mendelevic, 1930 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

15.Qxh6+!
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

A very cool game!
Lautier vs Timman, 1994 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!
Kotronias vs R Djurhuus, 1995 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 38 moves, 1-0

17.Nxf7!
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Women's Prison: 20.Rc1!
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

12...Bb5!
NN vs Blackburne, 1884  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

28...f3! 29...fxg2! 30...gxh1=N+!!
S Atalik vs Miles, 1993 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

10.Ndb5!!
Anand vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 29 moves, 1-0

26.fxe5!!
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

9...Bh3!! 21...Rd8!!
G Barcza vs Tal, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

14.dxe6!! 41.Rf7!!
Ivanchuk vs S Volkov, 2005 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 1-0

Brilliant zugzwang!
O Ekebjaerg vs G Timmerman, 1991 
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 0-1

12.Nf5!! 17.Ng5!!
P Ofstad vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

18...b5!! 23...Qe6!! 26...Nc3!!
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

17.Nd5! 20.Bb5! 25.Rxc8+!
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

13.Rxd6! 14.h4! 17.Nd5!!
Hartlaub vs V Benary, 1911 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

18.Rxe4!! 36.Rxe4!!
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

13.Na5!! 17.Rxd6!! 18.Rxe6!! 19.Bxe7!!
Anand vs Gelfand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

47...Bh3!!
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

16...Rxb2!! 25...Be6!! 29...Nb4+!!
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

23.Nd7!! 30.Qg7+!! 32.gxf8=N+!!
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

21.Bxh6!! 28.Ne7+!!
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

18.Ng5!!
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

19.Qxg7!!
R Antonio vs T Dao, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

20.Nxh7!! 24.Qxh5!!
Ganguly vs A Ismagambetov, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

23.exf5!! 26.Bxh7+!! 34.Qxe4!!
Tal vs M Pasman, 1953 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 40 moves, 1-0

14.Qg3!! 19.exf6!! 24.Re7!!
Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

8.Bxf7!! 23.Nxe5!! 24.Qg3!! 35.a4!!
M Ronteltap / Allies vs R Barber / Allies, 2006  
(B53) Sicilian, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

24...Nxf2!!
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

13.Nd5!! 16.e6!!
Navara vs J Helbich, 1998 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

13.Rxf7!! 31.d7!!
Smagin vs S A Salov, 1984 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 1-0

16.Nd5!! 17.Qh6!! 19.e6!! 27.Rg8!!
A Ostapenko vs S Kurkin, 1970 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

22.Ng4!! 24.Nxe5!! 25.Qxe5!!
Shirov vs Joel Benjamin, 1994 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

18.Qg4!!! 23.Rf6+!! 27.Nf5+!!
Charousek vs Englander, 1894 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

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