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Ghizza's favorite games
Compiled by Ghizza
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A simple collection of my favorite games

Perfect order in the middle-game and great finish
A Planinc vs A Matanovic, 1969 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Splendid double sac
Y R Yakovich vs Bronstein, 1994 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

"Carosello" stalemate
Janowski vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive pawn endgame
Wade vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Great finish
J Elbilia vs Shirov, 1993 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

Nigel Short's nice Q sac
Short vs R J Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

Double knight offer
V Castaldi vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Larsen crushed by Spassky
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Splendid finish by Tartakover
Tartakower vs Przepiorka, 1925 
(C15) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

Great mate by Bird
Bird vs Steinitz, 1867 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

What a mate!
Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1923 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

Nice quick checkmate
Yermolinsky vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 9 moves, 1-0

Black's 59th move: fantastic
F Rous vs J Cervenka, 2001 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 63 moves, 0-1

Computer destroyed by Fischer
Fischer vs Greenblatt, 1977 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Polivalent Knight + Rook pin
V Malakhov vs Areshchenko, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Romanticismo
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1895 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

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

25. Re3 and mate in 6
Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

Caccia spietata
Larsen vs Geller, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Pearl of Zandvoort
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

Ci pensa il Re...
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Beautiful Tal Miniature
Tal vs Salnikov, 1970 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

Una delle pił belle di Kaspy
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Bronstein si prende gioco del computer
Bronstein vs M20, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

O-O-O#!
Prins vs L Day, 1968 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Sei sacrifici
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Stupenda
Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Attrazione fatale
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Eccezionale matto di Boden
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Ohilalą!
Colle vs V Berger, 1928 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Excellent! What a funny endgame!
Hector vs J Carstensen, 2003 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1-0

Unbelievable queen sac by Tal
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Accelerazione finale
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2008 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 33 moves, 1-0

Prova di forza di Alekhine
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

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

Grande combinazione
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Qxd6! What a move!
Seirawan vs Timman, 1990 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Incredibile sacrificio di Donna
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Brilliant Tal
Tal vs NN, 1963 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

Pins & Checks
I Abonyi vs G Lovas, 1915  
(C48) Four Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Masterpiece (arabian mate)
Fine vs Dake, 1933 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Romantic Caruana
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Very nice
D Andreikin vs Karjakin, 2010 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

Little pearl by Alekhine
Alekhine vs Von Feldt, 1916 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

An attack I'll never be able to play
Nunn vs J Smeets, 2006 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Finale di pedoni perso
S Blaas vs P Pancras, 1996 
(C58) Two Knights, 59 moves, 0-1

39... Rc1!
Averbakh vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 39 moves, 0-1

...but it seems so fake!
V Malinin vs V Savinov, 1988 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Attacco spietato
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Inchiodature a go go!
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

A Draw For The Ages
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Game of the Century
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

51...h5!!
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

Splendido sacrificio d'alfiere
Spassky vs Tal, 1979 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Che combinazione finale
Bareev vs Kupreichik, 1990 
(E73) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Ukrainan Immortal
E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

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