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(Underestimated) Rossolimo brillancies
Compiled by THE pawn
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A couple of Chessgames kibitzers find the Rossolimo variation boring. Here's my response to this frankly unjustified cliché.

Best Rossolimo ever. Ivanchuk obliterates Kasparov.
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Veresov, 1940 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Simagin vs L Abramov, 1949 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Sokolsky vs Kotov, 1949 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Ashley vs R Kempinski, 1997 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Second best Rossolimo? This game amazes me; a delight!
M Fette vs B Perenyi, 1985 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

Unzicker vs Filip, 1955 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Ponomariov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 45 moves, 0-1

Filguth vs Najdorf, 1978 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

V Palciauskas vs M Govbinder, 1978
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Larsen, 1973
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

Church of the machine
XINIX vs Rybka, 2006 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 74 moves, 0-1

Morozevich vs Topalov, 1995 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs McShane, 2001 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 2006 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

WTF?? double fork!
V Bhat vs Browne, 2000 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

Rublevsky vs Harikrishna, 2006 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Rublevsky vs E Vorobiov, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

D Pedzich vs Shirov, 1990 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

T Kosintseva vs A M Galliamova, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

V Malakhov vs Areshchenko, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Fantastic puzzle move with 24.Qg7+
Sveshnikov vs Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

J A Curdo vs Robert E Byrne, 1994 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Grischuk vs Shirov, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1-0

E Alekseev vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

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