Is a central pawn majority worth a piece?
Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1
The French defence and dismemberment thereof.
E Tate vs A Base, 1996
(C00) French Defense, 41 moves, 1-0
Tremendous endgame technique from the master of the grimace.
J Piket Sr vs G Welling, 1985
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1
Did he mean to sack his queen?
Marshall vs Nate Halper, 1941
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0
A pawn can indeed be worth an open file.
Unzicker vs Czaya, 1948
(C16) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0
Beware the Zwinzenchung.
Stoltz vs K Richter, 1941
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 30 moves, 1-0
A complete kingside wipe-out.
I A Horowitz vs Fine, 1934
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 28 moves, 0-1
Queen + Bishop + Keres = murderous debotchery
Keres vs L Laurine, 1935
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 1-0
A peaceful opening. At least for a while.
Keres vs Fine, 1937
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0
A prolonged pin providing pain.
Spielmann vs Reti, 1913
(C56) Two Knights, 30 moves, 0-1
The swashbuckling approach to chess.
Schlechter vs Walter, 1896
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0
Who says the Giuoco Piano is boring?
Szabo vs T Van Scheltinga, 1947
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0
Can't have a game collection without the holy one.
Morphy vs De Riviere, 1858
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0
Very good knight versus very bad bishop.
O'Kelly vs Najdorf, 1950
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1
Total domination. (I counted J.A. Topfke as one kibitz)
Leonhardt vs Burn, 1911
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0
Awesome display of tactics and strategy with the black pieces.
J Davidson vs Alekhine, 1926
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1
The beast doing what the beast does best.
Kasparov vs M Thiruchelvam, 1998
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0
A somewhat forceful exchange sac.
Rada vs Kostal, 1942
(B56) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0
A very exciting and hard fought draw.
D Rubin vs Glek, 1989
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2
A peaceful draw ... NOT!!!
J M Bellon Lopez vs R Jamieson, 1977
(C47) Four Knights, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2
Have my rooks and my queen. I don't care.
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1
After throwing the kitchen sink be cool and finish the endgame.
Szabo vs G Sigurjonsson, 1968
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1
Getting the most out of the initiative.
H Lehmann vs Mueller, 1952
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0
What the hell is going on here?
Streng vs E J Diemer, 1984
(A04) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 1-0
Very solid attacking.
A Green vs S Villone, 2006
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 39 moves, 1-0
The Stellwagen in fine form.
Holzke vs Stellwagen, 2005
(C06) French, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 0-1
The Petroff. And deserving treatment thereof.
Stellwagen vs S Alavi, 1999
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0
Swapping off your opponents fianchettoed is not always good.
O Nill vs F Teodonio, 2001
(A10) English, 57 moves, 1-0
Knowing when to attack is an artform.
A W Bowen vs J H Beaty, 1962
(E70) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0
Added so I can gloat I beat Scott in a gameknot blitz game.
L Garcia vs S Thomson, 2005
(E90) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1
How many pieces can one man sac?
Steinitz vs Van der Meden, 1865
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0
Killing the French with the KIA.
B Amin vs T Batchuluun, 2001
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 1-0
Sack and counterattack.
B Lalic vs Khalifman, 1997
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1
Beware the unconventional.
L Mueller vs M Mannhart, 2006
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 0-1
Similarities to a certain Berliner game are coincedental.
A Lopukhin vs Semeniuk, 1975
(C57) Two Knights, 50 moves, 0-1
The king in the centre.
Gruenfeld vs Reti, 1922
(A53) Old Indian, 26 moves, 0-1
The eternal optimist being........optimistic.
Larsen vs E Torre, 1987
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 56 moves, 1-0
Double bishop sac in the petroff. Who'd have thunk it?
Kudrin vs Machado, 1988
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0
Black coming out swinging.
V Petkov vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1
Pillsbury cleaning up.
Pillsbury vs Burn, 1895
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0
The strength of passed pawns.
K Khanov vs J Yuchtman, 1957
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 46 moves, 0-1
The Russian tiger ripping the black to kingside to shreds.
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0
Forget Capa - Symslov was the real king of endgames.
Smyslov vs O Castro, 1976
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0
The king safe in the centre.
Filguth vs Korchnoi, 1979
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1
Pulling out a miracle save.
F Braga vs Timman, 1982
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2
A brilliant attack stopped dead in its tracks.
Taimanov vs Larsen, 1970
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 34 moves, 0-1
An instructive pawn sac for open lines and diagonals.
Botvinnik vs B Soderborg, 1962
(A16) English, 46 moves, 1-0
Good strong positional play from down under.
R Taylor vs P Garbett, 1982
(B83) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1-0
Sacing the kitchen sink. Repeatedly.
J Krejcik vs K Krobot, 1908
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 1-0
Sometimes a long hard corrosive game is inspiring.
S Kindermann vs Yusupov, 1995
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 82 moves, 0-1
babakova:"an example of a good player against a great player."
Golombek vs Smyslov, 1952
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 59 moves, 0-1
Getting the minority attack in.
Kramnik vs Timman, 1995
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0
Lost the exchange? Attack!!!!
G Camacho Penate vs A Hernandez, 1994
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 28 moves, 1-0
You don't always need the queen for the attack.
F Gygli vs Stahlberg, 1934
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 32 moves, 1-0
The young future champ??
Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0
Exploiting the doubled pawns.
Bird vs G Medley, 1849
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 63 moves, 1-0
Short. Sweet. And I have played this move for move.
Taylor vs K Dreyer, 1934
(C42) Petrov Defense, 9 moves, 1-0
Kill the fianchetto and then ATTACK!!!!!!
D Jere vs S Kawuma, 2006
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1-0
What the hell is going on here?
E Schiller vs R Szmetan, 2003
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0
Isn't black supposed to have the initiative in the Benko?
Jobava vs T Kuehn, 2001
(A57) Benko Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0
Play a crap opening and you get smashed.
Duras vs A Neumann, 1903
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0
A dose of the black attack.
Olland vs Tartakower, 1907
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 36 moves, 0-1
When Mamedyarov plays well he really plays well.
Mamedyarov vs P Tregubov, 2006
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0
A superb kingside attack in the king's indian. For white.
Spassky vs J Van Oosterom, 1955
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 22 moves, 1-0
Another opponent getting slowly squeezed.
Petrosian vs A Pirtskhalava, 1947
(A90) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0
Another queen sac. How 1900.
Janowski vs Marshall, 1912
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1
Chessical: A beautiful slow motion combination.
G Fridstein vs I Nei, 1952
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 29 moves, 1-0
A congested seventh rank.
E Eliskases vs L Laurine, 1935
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 27 moves, 1-0
Very nice tactical game. 27.Nd7!! a real gem of a move.
G Garcia vs Popovych, 1986
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 36 moves, 1-0
Giving up the queens twice to gain a replacement.
Schussler vs H Akvist, 1976
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 87 moves, 1-0
A correspondance muzio with a pretty mate.
P Millican vs N Down, 1987
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0
Petty neat attack in a Benko. For white.
Conquest vs J M Hodgson, 1990
(A57) Benko Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0
Another Benko wipeout. This is brutal.
Dlugy vs D Gurevich, 1988
(A57) Benko Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0
Another good slug in the evans.
C Bush vs P Polasek, 1985
(C52) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0
An early Botvinnik system by the master himself.
Ragozin vs Botvinnik, 1941
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1
See my notes in the first kibitz on this game.
Alekhine vs Colle, 1925
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 61 moves, 1-0
's post says it all. Top rout by Fine.
Fine vs Gruenfeld, 1936
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0
How tied up is white in this game. Great stuff by Chucky.
Kamsky vs Ivanchuk, 1991
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 53 moves, 0-1
Sometimes a hasty liquidation doesn't secure the draw.
O Sterner vs Boleslavsky, 1954
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 22 moves, 0-1
Nice continued attack by white well into the endgame.
N Ciganovic vs A Gupta, 2006
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 43 moves, 1-0
Hard to believe such a small error cost black so quickly.
B Wall vs Morales, 1974
(B56) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0
You can forgive white for this one.
Kiril Georgiev vs Nisipeanu, 2006
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1
A demolition player by Judit when she was only 10 years old!
J Costa vs Judit Polgar, 1987
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 22 moves, 0-1
Sometimes one weakness (black d-pawn) is enough.
Judit Polgar vs Topalov, 2006
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 51 moves, 1-0
A small advantage nursed to a fine win.
E Canal vs Rubinstein, 1929
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 80 moves, 0-1
A quick switch to the kingside.
D Nestorovic vs Ulibin, 2005
(C14) French, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0
Tremendous defence using the exchange sac.
Maroczy vs Rubinstein, 1907
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2
Castling early makes the king safe. Or does it?
M Keller vs A Quist, 1970
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0
The violent two knights.
H Wademark vs M Keller, 1986
(C57) Two Knights, 30 moves, 0-1
Judith gains control of key squares to get a better endgame.
S D Sigfusson vs Judit Polgar, 1988
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 0-1
Check out first post for all the details.
Carlos Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1
Why allow black to initiate a free for all in the sicilian?
H Ardiansyah vs H Suradiradja, 1978
(B33) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0