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Rubenus' favorite games Part II
Compiled by Rubenus

Part II

A chess odyssey. The final position is real art.
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Queen en prise can't be taken
J Mieses vs Janowski, 1900 
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Only Anderssen plays this way...Morphy plays better.
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

The white pawns are unstoppable. Fun to watch.
J Mieses vs Von Gottschall, 1926
(C26) Vienna, 31 moves, 1-0

Brilliant game by the "Mozart of chess".
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Queen sacrifice and king hunt
J Matschego vs Falkbeer, 1853 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

Brilliant queen sacrifice!
Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Black king is caught in a mating net after brilliant queen sac
Schiffers vs Nolde, 1872 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Rook and queen sacrifice in Evans Gambit
Blackburne vs Smith, 1882  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Nice attack in Morra gambit
Matulovic vs L Segi, 1953 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 35 moves, 1-0

Three minor piece sacs!
W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

2 Rook and 2 Knight sacrifices!
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Interesting pawn storm
Igor Ivanov vs V Zaltsman, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

Good attack by white
Chigorin vs Alapin, 1885 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Amazing attack
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

This is incredible!!
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

The two greatest attacking players of the 21st century play!
Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

Some sacrifices+King hunt
Lilienthal vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

Black seems to ignore every move by white
V Timofeev vs Nezhmetdinov, 1969 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 29 moves, 0-1

Suprising finish
Hort vs Chandler, 1982 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Interesting rook sacrifice
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Brilliant finish!
H Westerinen vs G Sigurjonsson, 1977 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Many sacrifices and very well calculated attack!
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Bishop+Rook sacrifice and nice king hunt. Quiet finish
E Schiller vs M Arne, 1995  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Brilliant game
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Fantastic attack by 12-year-old prodigy
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Interesting game but weak play by black
J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Cool exchange+queen sac
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Standard but still very nice kingside attack
Gligoric vs Bidev, 1946 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Just unbelievable
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Complete chaos!!!!! My brain crashes!!!
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Looks funny,
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1954 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Positional exchange sacrifice
Gligoric vs Matulovic, 1967 
(A73) Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O, 42 moves, 1-0

Nice attack!
De Vere vs J Minchin, 1871 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

The queen is trapped! Stunning!
Michelet vs Kieseritzky, 1845 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

Queen sacrifice with interest
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Not my very favorite but nice
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Very cool finish
V Malakhov vs V Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Brilliant zugzwang game
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

At the end, black has no pieces but all his pawns remain!
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Nice attacking game involving dramatic rook sacrifice
Kolisch vs Anderssen, 1861 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Fried liver attack
Von Der Lasa vs Mayet, 1839 
(C57) Two Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Very nice attack and queen sacrifice by Larsen
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Impressive ... most impressive!
Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Nxf7!! and e6+! are cool moves
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

"Pulitzer Prize"
A Pulitzer vs G Marco, 1896 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

This was the hardest Sunday puzzle ever!
H Ottevaere vs K Falleyn, 1973 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

White wins without using his queen, because he doens't have one
W Potter vs NN, 1870 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Queen and and seven (!!!) pawns against rook rook and bishop
S Erenburg vs D G Fridman, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Cool blockade. Black played meticulously.
H Hage vs Nimzowitsch, 1926  
(A80) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Too complicated for me but looks very nice
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Unsound knight sacrifice, giving excellent practical chances
V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Great finish!
N Bakulin vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Nice positional sacrifice to attack the king
A Volokitin vs Rublevsky, 2004 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 31 moves, 1-0

Black sacs rook, white sacs queen
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Stunning draw!
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gheorghiu vs Kavalek, 1969 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 25 moves, 0-1

Great attack!
Kavalek vs E Formanek, 1970 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 32 moves, 1-0

Incredible attack
J Krejcik vs K Krobot, 1908 
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Underpromotion in famous trap and nice finish
W B Wright vs R Finegold, 1990 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Really fantastic king hunt!!
Charousek vs Englander, 1894 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Development is important!
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Knight and queen en prise.
Erdos vs Lichtner, 1922 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Nice because it's Charousek
Charousek vs G V R Exner, 1897 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Not exactly a smothered mate but similar.
J Cesena vs J Dyke, 1979 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Brilliant attack
E Reichmann vs H Ullrich, 1961 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Wonderful tactics and sacrifices
Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

The two pawns are stronger than a queen!
Khalifman vs Ermenkov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 1-0

Rg5 is a brilliant move
Khalifman vs Bareev, 2002 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

Double exchange sacrifice.
Z Almasi vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

Rook sacrifice and smothered mate.
Samsonov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1929 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

This is breath-taking!!
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

Nice postitional play and queen sacrifice.
Piket vs Smirin, 1993 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 1-0

An amazing collection of sacrifices
de Firmian vs P Nikolic, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Many nice sacrifices
Boleslavsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1967 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Crazy game.
Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Very deep knight sacrifice.
Tal vs Speelman, 1988 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Looks like Tal.
Velimirovic vs Ljubojevic, 1972 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

Many sacrifices and pieces standing en prise.
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

Nice attack
Alekhine vs NN, 1911 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

A very nice attacking game by Alekhine.
Alekhine vs Mendelevic, 1930 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

A nice queen sacrifice and kingside attack.
Zukertort vs NN, 1865 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

A wonderful game full of sacrifices!
Blackburne vs NN, 1875 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

M Hewitt vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Watch the disaster.
Itze vs H Reinle, 1925 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 0-1

Very cool sacrifices and mate
Mackenzie vs NN, 1883 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Pawn roller
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Very cool From's gambit game
Bird vs Steinitz, 1866 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Very easy and quick game.
Belov vs Prohorov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 82 moves, 0-1

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