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A Fantastic Game by Evans
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1829 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Deflection!
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 0-1

Great Sacrifice
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Great Combo
Leko vs G Bakhtadze, 1995 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Kasparov NEARLY Wins, but never gets to give checkmate
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 37 moves, 1-0

Another Great Deflection
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Stalemate Trap
Kasparov vs N McDonald, 1986 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Surprising Swindle
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 39 moves, 0-1

Swindle!
S Bouaziz vs Miles, 1979 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 49 moves, 0-1

Another Great Swindle
Karpov vs Csom, 1977 
(A16) English, 50 moves, 1-0

A Brick Wall
A Petrosian vs L Hazai, 1970 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another Stalemate
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Power of a Pin
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

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

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

Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

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

Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Swindle of the Century
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Nice Queen Sacrifice
Tkachiev vs W Watson, 1993 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

H McMahon vs Marshall, 1897 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 7 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Nice Mating Net
Steinitz vs Rock, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

A Fantastic Game
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886  
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Petrosian, 1961 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Supico, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Chessmaster vs. Webmaster
A Artidiello vs D Freeman, 2001 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

A Medina Garcia vs Ulf Andersson, 1974 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

K Kokolias vs F Sigalas, 2005 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

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

Nimzowitsch vs Leonhardt, 1911  
(C49) Four Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

A Marshall Swindle
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

Another Marshall Swindle
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

NN vs Bird, 1850 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs K Richter, 1942 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 46 moves, 1-0

Carlos Torre vs Little, 1924 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Can't Dodge Mate
Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

A Real Problematic Move
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Prince Dadian vs Boutourlin, 1883  
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Estrin vs R Strand, 1966 
(C59) Two Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

The Great Attack
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Take My Wife, Please!
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Carlos Torre vs E B Adams, 1924 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

The Windmill Tactic
Carlos Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 0-1

Yet Another Marshall Swindle
Marshall vs Von Scheve, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

Castling is Important
Dunbar vs Chawkin, 1925 
(C45) Scotch Game, 11 moves, 1-0

The Great Smothered Mate
NN vs Greco, 1625 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 0-1

Philidor vs NN, 1749 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

The LONGEST Game In History
I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Ramirez Alvarez vs J Bartholomew, 2007
(A57) Benko Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

Horsing Around
Crafty vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 155 moves, 0-1

A Charging King
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

A Powerful Pawn Storm
Fischer vs Rodolfo Cardoso, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs J Finch, 1851 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

A Great Game
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

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

Brilliant Sacrifice And Deflection
N Spiridonov vs Tal, 1970 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 0-1

Queen Trap
P Clarke vs Pachman, 1964 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 21 moves, 0-1

Carlos Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Stein vs Portisch, 1962 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

Kd7!!!
Filguth vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

Overload
M Krasenkow vs Karpov, 2003 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

A Great Swindle!!
Pachman vs Doda, 1965 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Plachutta
Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

A Capablanca Brilliancy
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

A Max Euwe Symphony
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

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

Amazing game by Traxler
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

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

All Hail Kasparov
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Pure Genius
Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

More Kasparov Sacrifices
Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 0-1

Myagmarsuren Masterpiece
Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

Great Example of the Triumph of Man over Machine
Fritz vs Kramnik, 2000 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 32 moves, 0-1

Spentacular Knight Sacrifice
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

Gelfand Brilliancy
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

Blackburne Black Death
NN vs Blackburne, 1871  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Beauty
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Horseless Carriage
Janowski vs NN, 1895 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

A Morphy Classic
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Mate
H Clemenz vs Eisenschmidt, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi Slav Defence: Meran Variation 4 Queens sub-variation!?!
Zsuzsa Polgar vs V I Dimitrov, 1984 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

QGA:Albin Countergambit Lasker Trap w/ 3rd Knight!?!
W B Wright vs R Finegold, 1990 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

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