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11. Nc3! 12. Nxd4! 13. Qxd4!! 15. Rad1!! 16. 17. Re8+!!
Muller vs Bayer, 1908 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Morphy at his best
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

11... Nc6! 13... Rxe3! 14... Ng4+! 17... Re2++!! 20... Rxe2+!!
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

6. 0-0! 8. Bxf7+! 15. Qxh6+!! 17. Ng3+!! 18. Rf5! 20. Rh5+!!
M Lange vs Schierstedt, 1856 
(C25) Vienna, 21 moves, 1-0

17. Nf6+! 19. Rad1! 20. Rxe7+!! 21. Qxd7+!!
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

13. Rxd6! 14. h4! 16. Rxh5!! 17. Nd5!! 18. Qh7+!!
Hartlaub vs V Benary, 1911 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs A Asgeirsson, 1931 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 1-0

25. Rxg7! 26. Bxh6+! 29. Nxd6!! 31. Qh7+!!
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

12. dxe6!!
Steinitz vs Rock, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

10. Nd6+! 11. Bg5! 13. Re8+!! 16. Bd8+!!
Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Amazing king hunt!
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

13... Bg1! 15... e5!! 16... Ndxe5+! 20... Bg4+!! 21... Ne5+!!
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

12. Nxe6! 14. Rd6! 16. Bc4!! 18. Rxf6+!
Tal vs NN, 1963 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

5. Nc3! 9. Bxf7+! 10. d4! 11. Be3! 16. Nd6+! 17. Rfe1+!
McDonnell vs NN, 1830 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

8. Nxf7! 10. Nc3! 14. Rxe5+!!
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

12. Nxf7! 14. Nxe6! 17. Qe1! 18. Be6+!
M Yeo vs A T Erdal-Smith, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

19... Bxh2+! 21... Bxg2! 27... Rxe4+!
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

5. 0-0! 14. Rxe7! 18. Rg5+!! 20. Qxf6+!!
Janowski vs NN, 1895 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

21. Ba3! 23. Qf7+!!
H Clemenz vs Eisenschmidt, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

2 Queen sacs!
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1910 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

16. Rxd7!! 19. Nxa7+! 22. Rxd6+!
Kolisch vs Anderssen, 1861 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

16. Rxf6! 17. Rd7+! 23. Bb6+!
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Smith vs NN, 1852 
(000) Chess variants, 11 moves, 1-0

19. Rxg7+! 21. Qxe5+!! 23. Bxf6+!
Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

17. R1xc6! 18. Rxf7!! 21. Nh4!! 26. Bxh6+!
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

19. Rxg7+!! starts a 19-move combination!!
A Ostapenko vs Yartsev, 1969 
(B89) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Prince Dadian vs M Bitcham, 1892 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

Goldschmied vs Preinhalter, 1916 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Trading Queens doesn't beat of the attack! LOL!!LOL!!!LOL!!!
M Lange vs Mayet, 1853 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

J Cukierman vs A Voisin, 1929 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Too bad it was composed...
J Perrier vs F J Wellmuth, 1917  
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

O Bernstein vs NN, 1931 
(000) Chess variants, 14 moves, 1-0

17. Ndc4! 18. Qxg6!! 19. Nxg6!
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1901 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Young / Burille vs Ware / Snow, 1888 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury vs NN, 1900 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

King activity!
Weenink vs L Gans, 1930 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Hartlaub vs Fleischer, 1913 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 19 moves, 1-0

I Gudju vs Bogdanovsky, 1927 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

26. Re4+!!
Blackburne vs Ford, 1877 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs NN, 1936 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

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

NN vs Chigorin, 1875 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

W Napier vs NN, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

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

N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

B Kazic vs B Vukovic, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

F Hermann vs H Hussong, 1930 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1

Charousek vs Englander, 1894 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Astapovich vs Golosov, 1967 
(C47) Four Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Prince Dadian vs Kolisch, 1867 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

14. Re8+!!
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

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

J Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs E Pilhal, 1862 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

K Zambelly vs Maroczy, 1897 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Luer vs Rattman, 1922 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 11 moves, 1-0

E J Diemer vs W Ludwig, 1973 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

E J Diemer vs Zeitler, 1983 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

I A Horowitz vs NN, 1940 
(C25) Vienna, 14 moves, 1-0

N Shoup vs Marshall, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

NN vs B F Winkelman, 1945 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

S Nadel vs I Margulis, 1932 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 1-0

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

Napoleon Bonaparte vs Madame De Remusat, 1804 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

F Burden vs NN, 1850 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Mandolfo vs Kolisch, 1859 
(C26) Vienna, 19 moves, 0-1

37... Qxa3+!!
G Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

Morphy vs Maurian, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

W G Ward vs H Browne, 1874 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

E E Book vs Ingerslev, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Harrwitz vs Allies, 1848 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

E J Diemer vs Fleischmann, 1954 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

E J Diemer vs Bachl, 1950 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

A F Ludvigsen vs S Sorensen, 1872 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

W Von Holzhausen vs Zoge, 1899 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

E Tate vs T Braunlich, 2001 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 21 moves, 1-0

A E Blackmar vs Farrar, 1881 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Salnikov, 1970 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

B Robertie vs G Bono, 1976 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 0-1

Zsuzsa Polgar vs P Hardicsay, 1985 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Browne vs L Christiansen, 1977 
(A10) English, 38 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Lautier, 1998 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

L Schmid vs Rossolimo, 1949 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

M Hewitt vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Kavalek vs Matulovic, 1966 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

E Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Geller vs J Vatnikov, 1950 
(B89) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Ryckhoff, 1910 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs NN, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

G Walker vs W M Popert, 1841 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

Blackburne vs H Gifford, 1874  
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

K Kokolias vs F Sigalas, 2005 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

J Arizmendi Martinez vs I Yagupov, 2003 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 16 moves, 1-0

DeFirmian vs E Tate, 2001 
(B56) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

NN vs A Severino, 1723 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 15 moves, 0-1

Prince Dadian vs NN, 1900 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Staunton vs NN, 1841 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

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

Tal vs Koblents, 1961 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 32 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Portisch, 1965 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0

Shumov vs Jaenisch, 1851 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

YOWZA!!!
Karpov vs Velimirovic, 1976 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 67 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Z Szymczak, 1974 
(A15) English, 38 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Michalopoulos, 1964 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Prince Dadian vs Boulitchoff, 1885  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Prince Dadian vs Boulitchoff, 1882 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs Tarrasch, 1905 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1872 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Lilienthal vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

Denker vs Gonzalez, 1945 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Steinitz vs Meitner, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C25) Vienna, 30 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs NN, 1860 
(C25) Vienna, 12 moves, 1-0

E J Diemer vs M Kloss, 1955
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

E Tegshsuren vs Y Shulman, 2002 
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Areshchenko vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B50) Sicilian, 22 moves, 0-1

T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

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