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Mendrys' favorite games
Compiled by Mendrys
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17..Bf6! black gives white an offer he can't refuse.
Karjakin vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 52 moves, 0-1

Nice trap and combination
Bronstein vs Gligoric, 1967 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 40 moves, 1-0

Svidler vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

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

G Mititelu vs Tal, 1958 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

A brilliancy
T Lopang vs J Gilbert, 2006 
(E92) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

An interesting game.
F Borges vs A Sandrin, 1954 
(B50) Sicilian, 58 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

First rated win by a Computer
Greenblatt vs B Landey, 1967 
(B20) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

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

Anand vs Adams, 2005 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Technical Beatdown
Judit Polgar vs B Finegold, 1989 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

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

Naiditsch vs Carlsen, 2006 
(C57) Two Knights, 54 moves, 0-1

G Welling vs R Verhey, 1976 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Unexpected Queen trap
Z Domnitz vs Pachman, 1973 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

E Vladimirov vs A V Kharitonov, 1977 
(A06) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Shirov, 2003 
(B30) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

"Nothing exciting has happened but black is clearly lost."
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

An Odd one. 1. Na3!? and win?
G Welling vs T Szakall, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs Gufeld, 1981 
(A48) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Panno vs H Bravo Sedamanos, 1975 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs D Gurevich, 1993 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 37 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gheorghiu vs Kavalek, 1969 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 25 moves, 0-1

A gem of a blindfolded game.
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 74 moves, 1-0

A beautiful struggle between 2 classic masters.
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Instructive ending
F Olafsson vs Unzicker, 1970 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 47 moves, 1-0

Judit opens up a can in the opening!
Judit Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2002 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0

Very nice mate in 5 at the end
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Nice queen sac and king hunt
M Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

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

McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 48 moves, 0-1

T I Casswell vs Keene, 1962  
(B32) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Smash and crash to the enemy monarch.
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

A very nice finish for the Norwegian star.
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2009 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

A shot
Kamsky vs Svidler, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Kashdan vs Flohr, 1930 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 75 moves, 1-0

P Kranzl vs Blatny, 1991 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Tal vs T Paehtz Sr, 1974 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

1d410: A mind-boggling tornado!
E Parr vs E Gullaksen, 1995 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Don't try this with Houdini!
Crafty vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 155 moves, 0-1

R Rapport vs Wei Yi, 2017 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

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