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BishopofBlunder's favorite games
Compiled by BishopofBlunder
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Performances which I find particularly pleasing. Most games in this collection are attacking games with wide open positions and plenty of piece sacrifices.

Benko gambit goes bad
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Check? No, Checkmate!
Alekhine vs A Popovic, 1930 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Check and Mate!
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

A Queen sac and a King chase, who could ask for more?
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's Immortal
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Endgame Extraordinaire by Capablanca
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Yusupov does an end run around Taimanov's defenses
Taimanov vs Yusupov, 1982 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 42 moves, 0-1

Fantastic combination of position and tactics by black
Hug vs S Halkias, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Don't (immediately) take material just because you can
Leitao vs Baburin, 1998 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Kaspy forces the position open with the exchange sac
Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

An epaulette mate by Carlsen
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Great struggle between two of the favorites of WCC 2005
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

2001: A Chess Odyssey (Poole-Hal9000)
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Another tactical gem from the Tal man...
Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

For Vienna Gambit Fans
Young / Burille vs Ware / Snow, 1888 
(C28) Vienna Game, 20 moves, 1-0

How not to play the Vienna with white, by Emanuel Lasker
Lasker vs Von Popiel, 1889 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 0-1

Stein outfoxes Tal
Stein vs Tal, 1961 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Brilliancy by Bronstein on move 24.
V Mikenas vs Bronstein, 1965 
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

White misses a win with 32.Nf5!!
M Yudovich Sr. vs Ragozin, 1937 
(E51) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Marshall Gambit ..Rxh3! crushes white
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Ain't That a Shane
McShane vs Kramnik, 2012 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 94 moves, 1-0

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