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Interesting games
Compiled by YouRang
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Games that feature an unusual or fascinating play

"Women's Prison" - Black queen in prison, white queen sac+mate
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

This game features the move O-O-O#!
Prins vs L Day, 1968 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

King dragged to enemy territory for execution - in 17 moves!
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

You like complications? Try this 4 queen slugfest
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Just like in the movies: "Check" is answered by "CheckMATE"!
Alekhine vs A Popovic, 1930 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Almost like in the movies, if 50...Qg7 check!, 51. Ng6 MATE!
Ulf Andersson vs E Jelling, 1994 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Game finishes with neat double pin
Pachman vs G Gunnarsson, 1967 
(A16) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Just a very clever Q+R sac to force mate
C Lutz vs Ftacnik, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

A rather startling finish to this short game
W Donisthorpe vs Mundell, 1892 
(C46) Three Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

You gotta love the ending. B+Q sac to force mating net!
Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 27 moves, 0-1

37...Rxd4!! -- one of those moves I wish I could see in a game.
Smirin vs B V Alterman, 1993 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 38 moves, 0-1

Several nice sacrifice tactics by white
Przepiorka vs L Steiner, 1925 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

28...Qe2!! is a killer (although 29...Qf1+! mates faster).
Panno vs H Bravo Sedamanos, 1975 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Watch black's forced mate with knights & pawns w/ 50...Nb6!
J Echavarria vs J Szmetan, 1999 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 53 moves, 0-1

Nice exchange sac at move 35 and then bishop sac
M Brodsky vs J Maiwald, 1994 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 38 moves, 1-0

Nice, subtle endgame play
Ribli vs Karpov, 1980 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 55 moves, 1-0

Lots of clever sacrifices and a zugzwang at the end.
J Kostro vs W Schmidt, 1968 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

The pawn thrust 40...f4 hitting g3 (offense) and e3 (defense)
J Perlis vs Vidmar, 1907 
(C45) Scotch Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Rare! Game ends with white having two light-squares bishops!
Ponomariov vs D Baramidze, 2014 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

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