Morphy had a thing for unconventional mates...
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0
Hamppe's king walks on a knife edge.
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2
Steel's king marches forth in the opening and conquers.
R Steel vs NN, 1886
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0
Chigorin takes a page from Steel and Steinitz.
Chigorin vs H Caro, 1898
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0
A symmetrical "four minor pieces" mate. Yeah, sure.
Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1
Forget Desperate Housewives. Watch Desperate Rooks instead!
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2
Ed Lasker steals a king in broad daylight.
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0
Alekhine's five queen fantasy.
Alekhine vs NN, 1915
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0
Composed? Post-mortem? Who cares, it's still beautiful.
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0
A tragicomical Nimzo-blockade.
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0
All out of moves on a full board.
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1
Gibaud denied ever having fallen for this trap...
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1
Capablanca's "V for Victory" formation.
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0
Bot's 19th century-style king hunt. Composed? You decide.
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0
Marshall pushes pawns...for 14 straight moves.
Marshall vs H Rogosin, 1940
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0
Spassky's 15th Move...Astonishing
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0
The hyperaccelerated Gedult...
D Gedult vs Schwarz, 1968
(B27) Sicilian, 15 moves, 1-0
Move 22: Karpov pretends he's playing FischerRandom...
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1
Hikaru has fun with the computer.
Crafty vs Nakamura, 2007
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 155 moves, 0-1