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Aladdin's cave
Compiled by Zebra
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These are just miscellaneous games that I liked, and will probably farm out to other collections in due course when I get more organized. A lot of them feature unusual openings or other curiosities.

Miles' famous victory with 1 ...a6
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

A fighting draw using the bayonet attack
Shirov vs Topalov, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Multiple sacrifices in the Budapest Defence
Bacrot vs Shirov, 2000 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

A nice tactical win for the Budapest Defence
Vyzmanavin vs Kotronias, 1987 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 35 moves, 0-1

I like this way of playing the Budapest Defence (Ra6 etc).
M Gurevich vs Korchnoi, 1988 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Budapest - sound enough to beat Alekhine
Alekhine vs Gilg, 1926 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 67 moves, 0-1

Where have all the pawns gone? (Another win for 1 ...a6)
N Resika vs A Galaras, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

An amazing pawn chain after 52 ...c2.
Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

I Kurnosov vs Ivanchuk, 2006 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 57 moves, 0-1

Kramnik's king march salvages his crown
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

The goalkeeper runs up the field and finishes...
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal"
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

"The Evergreen"
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Another great Evans Gambit from Anderssen
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

Anderssen's Opening - and a win against Morphy
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 77 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Miles, 1986 
(A10) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Living on the brink
Kamsky vs Shirov, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

A Ukrainian horse dance
A Matikozian vs Ponomariov, 1996 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

The famous encounter from the Lucerne Olympiad
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1982 
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 36 moves, 0-1

Beating the c3 anti-sicilian; also features B+N ending
Ljubojevic vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 106 moves, 0-1

Kasparov needs a win to share his first USSR championship
V Tukmakov vs Kasparov, 1981 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 29 moves, 0-1

How to introduce a bit of chaos into the Petrov
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik wielding the Leningrad Dutch to fine effect
I R Ibragimov vs Kramnik, 1991 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 55 moves, 0-1

Tal makes short work of the Caro-Kann (...gxf6)
Tal vs Bronstein, 1982 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

A beautiful tactical win against the Caro-Kann (3 f3!?)
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Yes, the game with THE rook sacrifice...
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Now that's what I call an active rook pair...
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 34 moves, 1-0

Perfect illustration of ...c5 against the Saemisch
Gheorghiu vs Gelfand, 1989
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 36 moves, 0-1

"Sacrifice is the key to mate" - lessons from the shogi master
P K Wells vs Y Habu, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Queens fianchetto against the Sicilian
Kramnik vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

A classic King's Indian win for Kasparov
Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

Petrosian's famous king march
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Anglo-Polish, four fianchettoes and a queen trap
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Spassky crushes the Nimzo-Larsen attack
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Brilliancy prize, New York 1924
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

How to make life complicated
Morozevich vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Invasion
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2006 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit miniature
J Lansing vs R A Hart, 1907 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs L Bruzon Batista, 2006 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

I Rajlich vs A Stefanova, 2006 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 30 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Topalov, 2006 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 51 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

How not to play the Fischer Defence
Morphy vs B Tilghman, 1859 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

Freeman vs M Haygarth, 1960 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

J Roscher vs H Rost, 1989
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

M Dubois vs Zsofia Polgar, 1994 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

J Szekely vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

E Schweinburg vs Nimzowitsch, 1934
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 0-1

K Jurkiewicz vs A Matras-Clement, 1998 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 24 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky vs Tal, 1970 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 34 moves, 0-1

Who needs rooks? A Bronstein masterpiece.
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Bronstein masterclass
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(A91) Dutch Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Boa constrictor chokes on prey
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 36 moves, 0-1

Short vs R J Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

KID (Petrosian variation)
A Veingold vs Kasparov, 1979 
(E92) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

KID (Petrosian variation)
Plaskett vs Nunn, 1982
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Capa masterpiece
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

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