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samhamfast's favorite games
Compiled by samhamfast
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All things dynamic . . .

Bronstein's Benko
Taimanov vs Bronstein, 1953 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

C Maduekwe vs C Crouch, 2001
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 29 moves, 0-1

Dutch
B Malisov vs Kupreichik, 1963 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 13 moves, 0-1

Dutch
G Abramovic vs Botvinnik, 1924 
(A80) Dutch, 17 moves, 0-1

Mamedyarov vs Kharlov, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Dutch
Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 30 moves, 0-1

Vienna?
Samsonov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1929 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

tromp
J M Hodgson vs Nunn, 1993 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

gurg
P K Wells vs Speelman, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

Radjabov vs V Milov, 2005 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 44 moves, 1-0

Karpov Tarrasch
Karpov vs Uhlmann, 1973 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

Smith Gambit
J Bosch vs J Algra, 2001 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 21 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit
T L Petrosian vs S P Sethuraman, 2006 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 70 moves, 1-0

Anderson
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Tal Smith Morra Gambit
Tal vs Neibult, 1991 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 24 moves, 1-0

Great short Pirc
Ponomariov vs Grischuk, 1994 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

The Petroff can win -- rooks vs queen
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1

Tal defeats the Averbakh variation of the KID
Chukaev vs Tal, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

J Bick vs A Inigo, 2007 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

J H Donner vs Miles, 1978
(A10) English, 47 moves, 0-1

Huebner vs Miles, 1977 
(A10) English, 45 moves, 0-1

Dutch Leningrad
Huebner vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1991 
(A86) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Just "Wing It"
J Unciti Juan vs L I Perez de Aranda, 2001
(B20) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

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

Classic KID Game vs Fianchetto set-up
F Zita vs Bronstein, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 30 moves, 0-1

Bronstein at his best -- KID
Pachman vs Bronstein, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 31 moves, 0-1

B F Gibbons vs C Hansen, 1988 
(B53) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Tal Benoni
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

Great modern Benoni with Na6
N Davies vs Suba, 1989
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 36 moves, 0-1

Four pawns Benoni
A Niemela vs Tal, 1959 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

Fischer deftly plays against the hanging C and D pawns
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Exchange French
Ashley vs Shabalov, 1993 
(C01) French, Exchange, 22 moves, 1-0

Wild tactical Benoni
Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 27 moves, 0-1

Great English Botvinik setup
K Spraggett vs P San Segundo Carrillo, 1989 
(A26) English, 45 moves, 1-0

a typical Miles mess
Miles vs S Kindermann, 1983 
(A28) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Super n
V Zak vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Unusual mainline English
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1-0

Nice short win by Kosten
A Kosten vs G Lilley, 1999 
(A16) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Even Capa played the English (really well!!)
Capablanca vs J Torres Caravaca, 1929 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 18 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky spices up the (otherwise boring) London system
Harold Morton vs Reshevsky, 1938 
(A48) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Acc Dragon
Aronin vs Geller, 1950 
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Shabalov attack - m. Carlsen
Carlsen vs H A Gretarsson, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Mikenas attack
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1970  
(B40) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1-0

Mikenas with early . . . d5
M Krasenkow vs M Bartel, 2001
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1-0

interesting marozy bind
S Limontaite vs P Schuurman, 2005 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 58 moves, 0-1

we would all play the KID if we were Super Nezh
V Timofeev vs Nezhmetdinov, 1969 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 29 moves, 0-1

Kramnik English
Kramnik vs C E Toth, 1991 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 19 moves, 1-0

Knight Moves: The English, Reversed English Attack
Smyslov vs Huebner, 1983 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 1-0

Reversed English Attack
M Krasenkow vs V Tukmakov, 1990 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1-0

B Predojevic vs Morozevich, 2008 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 0-1

KID vs Bg2
W Pajeken vs S Bromberger, 2007
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 34 moves, 0-1

Susan Polgar and a maze of tactics
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Chiburdanidze, 2004 
(A17) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Great strategic game!
Geller vs Averbakh, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

Kramnik can play E4 (quite well)
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

That famous Reti game
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

A Matanovic vs Bronstein, 1958
(B01) Scandinavian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

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