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A beautiful sacrificial attack and king hunt
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

A stunning masterpiece
V Malakhov vs V Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's Immortal
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Asphyxiation
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Kasparov destroys Karpov's Saemisch
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1

Fischer's masterpiece against Robert Byrne
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Not bad for a 13-year-old
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Queen sac followed by a king-hunt
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi crushes the French
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi annihilates Karpov
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

The Exchange French is a draw, right?
S Tatai vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C01) French, Exchange, 14 moves, 0-1

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

A queen means nothing to Nezhmetdinov
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

15.e6!!
J D Tisdall vs G Lee, 1981 
(B40) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

An incandescent brilliancy by Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Another masterpiece from Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

One of my best games
F Rhine vs D Sprenkle, 1981 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 37 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Zugzwang Game
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein's Immortal
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Boden's mate on move 14 after sacrificing queen and both rooks!
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Hoi scorches Gulko
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Parr's masterpiece
F Parr vs G Wheatcroft, 1938 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

The Polish Immortal -- Najdorf sacs all four minor pieces
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

23...Qg3!!
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

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

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

The Black Death
J G Colbourne vs Blackburne, 1892  
(C22) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1

"The most famous game ever played"
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Spassky scorches Larsen's Opening
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

The "Tomb Game"
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Lasker, at 66, crushes Capablanca
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 64 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch routs Alapin
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Steinitz' scintillating brilliancy against Von Bardeleben
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Edward Lasker-Thomas; need I say more?
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Another stunning Tal masterpiece -- in a simul, no less
Tal vs Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

33...Qg4!! -- the most fantastic move ever played?
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Lasker's immortal win over Pillsbury
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury's Revenge
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1904 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Alekhine sacrifices three queens
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Reti or not, here I come!
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

31...0-0-0 mate!
Prins vs L Day, 1968 
(B40) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

(Another) Tigran Petrosian wins a brilliancy
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

The Uruguayan Immortal
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

My nicest game ever
K Thompson vs F Rhine, 1992 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

Traxler shows off his counterattack
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Bisguier routs Larsen
Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

A beautiful draw; my opponent played brilliantly
F Rhine vs A Boerkoel, 1996 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Cvitan sacs his Q for a pretty mate
Ftacnik vs O Cvitan, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

Ftacnik's Immortal
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Serper's Immortal - every piece sacrificed!
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Pollock's brilliancy
Max Weiss vs W Pollock, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

A great pawn and move win by Tarrasch
K Eckart vs Tarrasch, 1887 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 0-1

Cordes mangles Miles
H J Cordes vs Miles, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 36 moves, 1-0

Wild sacrificial game by Yates
G Schories vs Yates, 1910 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

An astonishing problem-like save by Keres
Keres vs Fischer, 1962 
(B20) Sicilian, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

A brilliancy by young Denker
Denker vs H Feit, 1929 
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

A game for the ages
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

A Goldin brilliancy
Goldin vs I Efimov, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Gorgeous brilliancy by Wohl
A H Wohl vs Gipslis, 1996 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

"Last Round"
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

"Pinspiration" - an astounding game
Yusupov vs Shirov, 2012 
(A48) King's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

Beliavsky destroys the Exchange Slav
Seirawan vs Beliavsky, 1988 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Zuckerman vs Suttles, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 36 moves, 1-0

An astonishing game
J Gustafsson vs Kramnik, 2012 
(E92) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Sutovsky's Immortal
D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

Li Chao destroys the Richter-Rauzer
Yifan Hou vs Li Chao, 2011 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 36 moves, 0-1

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