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My 100 favorite games.
Compiled by Rubenus
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If I discover an even more amazing game, I will replace one of those with it.

Nice sacrifices by black (an 11- year-old boy)
A Hoffman vs Nakamura, 1999 
(E61) King's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

Rook sac and attack on uncastled king
Nakamura vs Lesiege, 2002 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Very sharp play, there is fire all over the board
Muller vs Bayer, 1908 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Q sac+R sac+minor piece sac = a fantastic game
Hartlaub vs Beharry, 1911 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

What a fantastic attack on king in centre!
Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Wonderful attack on g-file, h-file and diagonal, N+Q+R sac
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

This is what we call: brilliant attack in boring opening
M Yeo vs A Erdal-Smith, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

Well-calculated Queen and Knight sacrifice!
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 0-1

Knight sac, powerful rooks in center
E Tate vs T Braunlich, 2001 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 21 moves, 1-0

Rooks, Queen and Bishop attack.
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Muzio gambit brilliancy by Shirov
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Wonderful game by Honza Cervenka
J Cervenka vs NN, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Eight-moves-deep combination involving N, Q and R sac
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Fantastic combination, blindfolded!
Capablanca vs J Baca Arus, 1912 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Amazingly deep queen sacrifice
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 49 moves, 0-1

Very short game, perfect play by white.
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

One of Morphy's most interesting games.
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

That's why (old) computers don't play chess.
Bronstein vs M20, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Last move is simply brilliant
M Lange vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Muzio gambit brilliancy by Steinitz
Steinitz vs Van der Meden, 1865  
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

Double Rook sac starts very long combination.
A Ostapenko vs Yartsev, 1969 
(B89) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Queen sac on g7 and mate follows quickly.
Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B40) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

R + Q sac starts incredible king hunt.
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Knight dance ending with 20. 0-0-0!!
Marshall vs Burn, 1907 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Played in the spirit of the 19th century, queen sac on move 5.
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Confident king walks to his black enemy and forces mate.
R Steel vs NN, 1886 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

One of the best games ever!!!
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 1-0

Why Bronstein should have been world champion
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Sac, sac, sac, and white wins fabulously.
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1895 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Clearly a nineteenth century game.
Charousek vs K Schneider, 1891 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

28. Rxe7!! starts long combination ending with c3#.
Kieseritzky vs I Calvi, 1842 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

A computer gives a bishop for attacking chances!
List vs Shredder, 2003 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Brilliant long battle. The excitement never ends!
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

Very nice variation on Bxh7+ sac theme
Marshall vs Stodie, 1920 
(B20) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Simply amazing!
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

White is a piece down...sacs the exchange...and a queen!
D Pruess vs W Shipman, 1998 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1-0

Very well-known game. Rook sac and Queen sac to finish
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Qxb3!! and Be3+ lead to a beautiful mate by R, R and B.
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

Very exciting...draw
Alekhine vs M Fox, 1924 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pawn, bishop, rook and queen sac lead to pretty mate.
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

White sacs queen for pretty mate.
W Napier vs NN, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Spassky kills Larsen in 17 moves! Brilliant move: 14...Rh1!!
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Nxg2!! Black calculated very deeply.
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1899 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

Nice knight and double bishop sac.
Rubinstein vs Janowski, 1925 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Crazy rook, very, very funny to see!
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Brilliantly played Scotch gambit.
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Piece sac followed by amazing attack, ending with a quiet move.
P Bilguer vs Von Der Lasa, 1839 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

King walks to black king and helps his wife to kill the enemy
Anderssen vs De Riviere, 1859 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Brilliant king hunt by Morphy! Two pieces and exchange sac.
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Nice attack in Halloween gambit.
G Minchev vs H Vasilev, 1994 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Everyone knows this game but my collection must be complete.
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

The battle of Hastings.
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Exchange and rook sac.
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Very deep queen sac.
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Brilliantly played!
Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Another great game by Tal!!!
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Brilliant rook sac by Morphy
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Also in my collection 'Super sacrifices'.
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Nice attack and queen sac to finish.
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1898 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Another nice game.
Meitner vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

Another great game by Schlechter, the 'draw king'.
Meitner vs Schlechter, 1895 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 0-1

,,Impressive. Most impressive"
Blackburne vs NN, 1898 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

,,You should not have come back"
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Nice sacrifices.
Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Frankenstein-Dracula variation. Nice finish.
T Wibe vs D Bryson, 1984 
(C27) Vienna Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Double pawn sac and nice attack.
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

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

18. Rc1+!!
Spielmann vs J van den Bosch, 1935 
(C13) French, 22 moves, 0-1

FANTASTIC!!!!
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Nice variation on Legal's mate.
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Very nice game.
Shirov vs Radjabov, 2007 
(E97) King's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

Qe7!!!!!!! Brilliant!!!!
Y Rusakov vs Verlinsky, 1947 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Very nice bishop sac.
E Reinhardt vs Reiss, 1934 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Very nice game!!!
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Nice 'king hunt'.
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(C13) French, 26 moves, 1-0

Fantastic!!!!! Rxg5!! Rb7+!!
J Mason vs Winawer, 1882 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 1-0

17. Rxe5+!! Very nice.
M Sibarevic vs Bukic, 1976 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

Wonderful queen sac. The white king can't escape!
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Fantastic queen sacrifice
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1901 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Really fun to watch. Only queen and rook remain.
E Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Nice sacrifice and beautiful finish.
Nigmadzianov vs Kaplin, 1977 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 21 moves, 1-0

The game of the 21th century!!!!!
A Riazantsev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Bishop, Queen and Rook sac. Unforgettable game!
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Well calculated exchange and piece sacrifice.
Szabo vs G Sigurjonsson, 1968 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Incredible game, you must see it at least once in your life.
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Morphy was the best player ever!!!
Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Blackburne playing the Evans like Morphy.
Blackburne vs Wylde, 1875 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Zukertort's immortal
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Another great game by Zukertort
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Fantastic king hunt
Chigorin vs Zukertort, 1883 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Ba3!! is the start of a combination ending in a beautiful mate.
H Clemenz vs Eisenschmidt, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

One of the best games ever. Amazing finish.
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

The French is beaten!!!
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

Qf1! Rxd4!! Rxh7!! White's bishop pair is incredible strong.
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

White mates with rook and bishop.
Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

,,I am your father!"
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

N, Q, N sacrifice finish the game beautifully!
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

Fabulous attack by the prodigy.
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

The Evans Gambit 'refuted'.
C Bayer vs Falkbeer, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

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

What shall I say here?
Blackburne vs Smith, 1882  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

short but nice game
S Niemzowitsch vs Neumann, 1899 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

,,A clean and precise death. Just how I like it."
De Riviere vs P Journoud, 1860 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Best draw ever
E L'Ami vs Stellwagen, 2007 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Every piece was sacrificed!!! Stunning game!
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Same queen is sacrificed twice + nice mate
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

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