chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

 
The Most Shocking Games
Compiled by Funicular
--*--

Some of the best and most remembered chess games of all time

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

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

Chess theory 101: Check is the compulsoriest of moves
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

A crash course on deflecting tactics
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Rock me NOT De Beus
Tringov vs Fischer, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

King´s Imperial March
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

That king must be nuts!
Nakamura vs J Fluvia Poyatos, 2007 
(D80) Grunfeld, 43 moves, 1-0

Thinking Ahead
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

The Barber Of Paris
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Honey, will you please go and bring him to me? Thanks
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Herculean effort elegantly wasted
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

White has 3 Queens ---> 0-1
Belov vs Prohorov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 82 moves, 0-1

Please take all my minor pieces :) - The Polish Immortal
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Double Check and Mate
F A Hoffmann vs Alexander Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

No Retreat, yes Surrender
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

When having a winning position is not enough
L Carranza vs Alekhine, 1926 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 18 moves, 0-1

A reason for NOT playing P-KR3
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

Unexpected Checkmate
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

It's a king's hunt!
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

13. Nxh8 # (that's right, WTF????)
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Up the F
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Chekers! No, Chess! No, Checkers! All right...checker chess!
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

Akiba's King Exposed !!
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

The Longest Forced Combination
Alekhine vs Yates, 1923 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 50 moves, 0-1

Brute Force Overrunnning
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Violence on the board
Karpov vs Anand, 1998 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 108 moves, 1-0

Destroying Alex
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Kamikaze Actions
J Gallagher vs S Conquest, 1988 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

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

No captures, no checks #1
A Medina Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

No captures, no checks #2
R Nuber vs R Keckeisen, 1994 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Black-Attack!
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1922 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

King goes marching
R Steel vs NN, 1884 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

33 games

 » View all game collections by Funicular PGN Download
 » Search entire game collection library
 » Clone this game collection (copy it to your account)
 » FAQ: Help with Game Collections


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC