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The King-Hunt
Compiled by greatdane
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Selection of Games based mainly on the Book of the same title by John Nunn and William Cozens but with other interesting King-Hunts added

Warsaw
F A Hoffmann vs Alexander Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Vienna
J Matschego vs Falkbeer, 1853 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

London
Steinitz vs Rock, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Early King-Hunt
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Weenink vs L Gans, 1923 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 0-1

The helpless King Dance
Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 45 moves, 0-1

White King fleeing
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

King chased to the seventh rank
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

White King smoked out and exposed to a fifteen-move hunt
Alekhine vs Yates, 1923 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 50 moves, 0-1

White King hunted down by black Rooks
R P Michell vs Nimzowitsch, 1925 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 40 moves, 0-1

King desperately seeking cover
I Sokolov vs D Howell, 2006 
(D85) Grunfeld, 44 moves, 1-0

Hellish King Hunt with Fury
Capablanca vs N Zubarev, 1925 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 1-0

Hunting Black King ending in Black Victory
Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 2006 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 56 moves, 0-1

White King hunted White Queen winning
K Richter vs Rellstab, 1942 
(E70) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik hunting the black King to B2 with checks
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A13) English, 43 moves, 1-0

King on the Long and Winding Road
Chekhover vs Kasparian, 1936 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

White king is hunted across every rank and every file
Szabo vs Euwe, 1946 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Euwe's immortal King-Hunt
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Young Tal on the King-Hunt
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik hunting the black King to B2 without checks
Botvinnik vs Gligoric, 1956 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

Christmas King Hunt
R Smirka vs Santasiere, 1924 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 43 moves, 0-1

King-Hunt from the third move to the end
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

King hunted to castle-mate
Prins vs L Day, 1968 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Not a King-Hunt but a King Hunting
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

Staunton smoking out Blacks King
Staunton vs NN, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Hunting down Whites king
Fitzgerald vs Loyd, 1898 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

Blind King-Hunt
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

King-Hunt Halloween
J Ost-Hansen vs Nunn, 1974 
(C27) Vienna Game, 38 moves, 0-1

When the Hunter becomes the Hunted
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

Hyper Active White King
E Formanek vs Bradford, 1979 
(C02) French, Advance, 34 moves, 0-1

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