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wals' favorite games
Compiled by wals
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sharp games that appeal


queen sac
E J Diemer vs Schickner, 1950 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 29 page 205
Marshall vs Tarrasch, 1905 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 0-1

queen sac and disc check
E J Diemer vs Schuppler, 1937 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

failure to castle
E J Diemer vs Toth, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

no chance to castle
E J Diemer vs H Halosar, 1934 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Diemer made to look sheepish
E J Diemer vs F Lamb, 1947 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

R. Keene has the calculating power of several super-computers
Kunsztowicz vs Keene, 1973  
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

A BAD 'BLUE' BY KASPAROV
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

WELL I'LL BE FORKED CRIES THE BLACK QUEEN
Timman vs Polugaevsky, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1-0

pawnsac in opening
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

BIG GAME BY BIG NAME
Nezhmetdinov vs M Kamishov, 1950 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Anand goes down
Kasimdzhanov vs Anand, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

"Topalov's style of play causes blunders by his opponents"
Leko vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

pressure causes errors
Judit Polgar vs Topalov, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs B Ratner, 1945 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 29 moves, 1-0

Nh7 a winner
Hartston vs Portisch, 1974 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Najdorf, 1962 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Note "neuroticpatzers" comment re "vision of the board"
Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Zhong Zhang vs Sadvakasov, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 0-1

J Penrose vs M Bobotsov, 1969 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

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