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greatdane's favorite games
Compiled by greatdane
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J Acers vs G Hulburd, 1968 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 46 moves, 1-0

Sliwa vs Bronstein, 1957 
(A81) Dutch, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs E V Nielsen, 1930 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

White King in constant movement
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs G N Treysman, 1938 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Wie man Schlechter spielen kann
Schlechter vs J Mieses, 1909 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

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

Polgar on attack
Judit Polgar vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Svidler, 2005 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 55 moves, 0-1

Known for losing
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Halloween knights
G Minchev vs A Petrov, 1994 
(C46) Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Kapow on time
Anand vs Karpov, 1996 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

London double Queens
Andrews vs F G Janssens, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Frankenstein-Dracula
Prins vs Rellstab, 1951 
(C27) Vienna Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Kramnik mate by Rook and Knight
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Miles vs Spassky
Miles vs Spassky, 1978  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Viktor without a proper c
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Bareev vs Smirin, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

White King going for a walk
A J Mestel vs N Renman, 1980 
(C15) French, Winawer, 49 moves, 1-0

Polly's Game
Kotov vs E Paoli, 1950 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Dancing with Rooks
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pin Ball Rooks
Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 0-1

Hromadka vs F Treybal, 1912 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

Knight life
J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001 
(A21) English, 84 moves, 1-0

Black Knight Mate
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Black King Cornered
S Chumfwa vs W Kobese, 2002 
(B07) Pirc, 26 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 46 moves, 0-1

New Years King Hunt
Steinitz vs Lang, 1860 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Knight on the Margin
G Welling vs Janssen, 1982 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Kasparovs marvelous, aggressive attacking style
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

Kosteniuk on top of the World
The World vs Kosteniuk, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

Yudasin vs Judit Polgar, 1992 
(B32) Sicilian, 69 moves, 1-0

E Paehtz vs Kosteniuk, 2002 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 39 moves, 1-0

Nunn vs Adorjan, 1975 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

Killing their pieces softly
E Hintikka vs O Koskinen, 1981 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 51 moves, 1-0

Smoking out the White King
E Kengis vs R Djurhuus, 1991 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

D Thompson vs Mackenzie, 1868 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 0-1

N Miezis vs R Fontaine, 2006 
(A22) English, 49 moves, 1-0

E Schiller vs E Temple, 2000  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Topalov, 2006 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Kid playing
B Rabar vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1949 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

White King Fighting
A Pokorny vs Hromadka, 1926  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

The Great King Hunt
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Indian French
Bacrot vs Anand, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 0-1

Black Mate by Blunder
D K Johansen vs R Valenti, 2001 
(E70) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

The Winner is Black
Denker vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Keene vs V Kovacevic, 1973  
(A06) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Gorkytown vs Spassky, 1968 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sacrifice of White Rooks
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Larsen Win
Larsen vs A Lein, 1979 
(B56) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Rohde vs Seirawan, 1988 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

Svidler vs J Hall, 1992 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 46 moves, 0-1

Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

M Morris vs P Moulin, 1991 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 18 moves, 0-1

Dismantling Blacks Kingside
Karjakin vs S Papa, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Flank attack
D King vs D Howell, 2003 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

Four pawns file
Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Traps and sacrifices
Doda vs Sliwa, 1963 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Quick win by smothered mate
Samsonov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1929 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Rocking Rooks
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Promoting to a Knight with checkmate to follow
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

White Knights against Black Bishops
T Batchimeg vs Fishbein, 2006 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 70 moves, 1-0

White attack against black defence
Halprin vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capablancas Rook ending
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

Black attack, White defence and counterattack
Topalov vs Svidler, 2006 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 44 moves, 1-0

Mastergame
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Great tactical battle
Aronian vs F Vallejo Pons, 2006 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Double sacrifice for victory
P H Nielsen vs Goldin, 2001 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 48 moves, 1-0

Chess 1475
Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

The Great King Escape
P H Nielsen vs Aronian, 2006 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 46 moves, 1-0

Heine Nielsen rapidly beating the World Chess Champion
P H Nielsen vs Topalov, 2006 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Morphy playing Evans
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Larsen loosing to Petrosian
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(C00) French Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

April's Day Game
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907  
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

The curious pawn game
F J Lee vs H Shoosmith, 1904 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

King on the Run
J Perrier vs F J Wellmuth, 1917  
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Topalov on the attack
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Four Square Pawns
R Bar vs E Carmel, 2001 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit Mate
G Neumann vs Dufresne, 1863 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

The Great Pawn March
E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

Winning Queen, but with King in a lost position
C Mansfield vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1928 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

Rook gone wild on 7th rank
Rublevsky vs Harikrishna, 2006 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Winning by sacrificing
Tartakower vs Schlechter, 1909  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Aleksander Wojtkiewicz in Memoriam
Wojtkiewicz vs D Filipovich, 2001 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

White opening suicide
C Desmarais vs L Seres, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Two Knights mate
J Smith vs G H Derrickson, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Smothered mate 2006
Y Visser vs Speelman, 2006 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Mate in 17 moves in 88
B Wall vs R Illorde, 1988 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Great Danes Tactical Victory
Steffen Pedersen vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 37 moves, 0-1

Bogart Chess
H Bogart vs NN, 1933 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Knightmare or Rookmare ?
Emms vs S Williams, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Russian Chess Music
S Prokofiev vs D Oistrakh, 1937 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Halloween Horror Game
W Adams vs H Lyman, 1946 
(C27) Vienna Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Brilliant double attacking game
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Will the Chess never stop ?
L Dominguez vs Ivanchuk, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 69 moves, 1-0

Center strength crushed by Tal's King Indian
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

Larsen beating Fischer
Fischer vs Larsen, 1970 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

Four Knights across the Board
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

A M Levin vs Bilenkin, 1891 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Game celebrating the 5th anniversary of chessgames.com
A Artidiello vs D Freeman, 2002 
(B01) Scandinavian, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

White pawns crushing black Rooks
S Erenburg vs D Fridman, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Knighting Mate
H Clemenz vs Eisenschmidt, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Mate in five
NN vs E Fossan, 1991 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

Material advantage loose to one piece mate
F Young vs L Dore, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

D Dengler vs H Olschok, 2000 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 1-0

Kosteniuk vs McShane, 2003 
(B33) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Two black Knights winning the game
Van der Wiel vs Browne, 1980 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 53 moves, 0-1

Challenging the great K for fun
W Harrelson vs Kasparov, 1999 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Marry, and you'll regret it .....
D Wedding vs Dangerman, 1994 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Winning by Pawn Promotion
Smejkal vs J Moles, 1972 
(E92) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

Lucena vs Quintana, 1515 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

White attack
Botvinnik vs Tartakower, 1936  
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Waitzkin vs A Friedman, 1993 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs Alapin, 1905 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1-0

Double Pawn Promotion
Igor Ivanov vs V Mezentsev, 2000 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Knights opening, Rooks closing
E E Wright vs H Hatch, 1965 
(B57) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1-0

Black Queen against White Pawn
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs V Mikenas, 1941 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Queen to loose, Rook to mate
Marshall vs Von Scheve, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs J Finch, 1851 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

Fischers come-back
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

Napoleon Bonaparte vs The Turk, 1809 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

F Riemann vs Koeltsch / Pfeiffer / Roesner, 1873 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

C Csiszar vs B Purton, 2006 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 27 moves, 1-0

8578
Maroczy / Rollans vs Korchnoi, 1985 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 0-1

Mate by sacrifice
F A Foulds vs Lang, 1956 
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

Harold Morton vs Reshevsky, 1938 
(A48) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Sax vs Larsen, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Loose or mate
Wade vs R F Boxall, 1953 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Riding to Victory
W A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

Unusual opening
E J Diemer vs Schuppler, 1937 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Knight fork on King and Queen
F Bindrich vs Z Andriasian, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

Sacrificing for Mate
Pachman vs Eckert, 1940 
(C13) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Escaping chess means loosing queen
Tal vs Averbakh, 1961  
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1-0

Kramer vs Ruster, 1926 
(A16) English, 20 moves, 1-0

K Bischoff vs J Nogueiras, 1998 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 40 moves, 1-0

The punishment for weak King defence is mate
Fine vs H Helms, 1945 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 1-0

March Forward
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Copenhagen Brilliant
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Opening 7th rank and F-file for attack against black
F Reinfeld vs Reshevsky, 1932 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Chess ABC
A B Carlin vs L Christiansen, 1986 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

Double Queen Sacrifice
R van Kampen vs Timman, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 40 moves, 0-1

Denker vs H Feit, 1929 
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

Halloween 2010
H Steiner vs NN, 1945 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Knight forks King and Queen
H Mueller vs O Bernstein, 1934 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

James Thompson vs C Mead, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Napoleao dos Santos vs J Caldas Vianna, 1880 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Young victory
M Zlotnikov vs Waitzkin, 1998 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

T Luther vs M Thinius, 2004 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zsuperb!
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Karpov, 1992 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

P H Nielsen vs T Hillarp Persson, 1998 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

10 Years of Intellectual Joy and Excitement
A Artidiello vs D Freeman, 2001 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Larsens Mastery
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Bird vs J Mason, 1876 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

Fools Game
Puck vs Troll, 1961 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 9 moves, 0-1

Ladies Game
Judy vs Lady B., 1853  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury vs Winawer, 1896 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

Blackmate
A H Trott vs H H Cole, 1950 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

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