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tommy boy's favorite games
Compiled by tommy boy
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18.fxe6!! and 20.Nd5!!
Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Bogo in the spider's net
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Topalov plays like Tal
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

great combination by Morozevich
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Two knights against pawn mate!!
M Bobotsov vs F Bohatirchuk, 1954 
(A53) Old Indian, 106 moves, 1-0

Great combination
Alekhine vs Maroczy, 1931 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

In the spider's net 2
Gruenfeld vs Alekhine, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

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

Kasparov!!
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Women's prison
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

Alekhine !!!
Alekhine vs Marshall, 1925 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Brilliant play by Tal
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

Timman's immortal
Timman vs Suttles, 1974 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 49 moves, 1-0

Tal gives an unbelievable mate !!
Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Hey Jude
Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Phi Beta Capa
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

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

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

Petrosian's 30.Qh8!!!
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Great Snake
H Uuetoa vs A Mayo, 1999 
(A10) English, 48 moves, 0-1

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

What a game!!
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Just fantastic game
G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1874 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

Kasparov crashes Leko
Kasparov vs Leko, 2001 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Awesome attack
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

Mikenas' immortal
V Mikenas vs S F Lebedev, 1941 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Smothered between knights
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Brilliant combination
E Korchmar vs A Poliak, 1931 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Topalov's immortal
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Amazing mating net
Capablanca vs S Campos, 1927 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Knightmares
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

No queen for the dying
Alekhine vs M Prat, 1913 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

"The Uruguayan Immortal"
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

The mighty pawn
Viakhirev vs Alekhine, 1907 
(C28) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 0-1

The Crazy Knight
Chukaev vs Tal, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

Bulgarians have balls
G Minchev vs K Kolev, 1991 
(A36) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Tactic lesson
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Awesome attack
Capablanca vs J Baca Arus, 1912 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Fantastic combination
E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Very ellegant finish
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Carlsen effect
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A04) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Beautiful ending
Topalov vs Naiditsch, 2005 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Unbelievable game
A Petrov vs F A Hoffmann, 1853 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

Another Kamsky masterpiece
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1

Maybe the jewell of smothered mates
Saemisch vs O Menzinger, 1953 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

Von Bardeleben vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

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

When the bishop meets the knight
B Kazic vs B Vukovic, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Fantastic attack
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs A Meek, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Knights
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

Just Alekhine
Alekhine vs Fine, 1937 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Brtual attack
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Calculation !!!
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

When Alekhine plays like Morphy
Alekhine vs Mendelevic, 1930 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Topalov!
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

Garry the machine!
Kasparov vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(C10) French, 38 moves, 1-0

wow, what a massacre from both sides
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Alekhine the great
Alekhine vs N Schwartz, 1926 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 54 moves, 1-0

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

Crazy attack
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

Unique king hunt. Unsuccessful
A Shashin vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 35 moves, 1-0

Pawn on fire
N Yaremko vs D Recuero Guerra, 2006 
(B56) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

The Brazilian immortal
J Caldas Vianna vs A S Paes de Barros, 1900  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

"Abstract Art", even surreality
Max Weiss vs W Pollock, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

One of the craziest games
Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Fisher!
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Crazy, crazy
S Atalik vs Miles, 1993 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Knight on
F Hermann vs H Hussong, 1930 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Unique mating combination
A F Ludvigsen vs S Sorensen, 1872 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Sac's mess or how to beat Tal
Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

Amazing king hunt
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

When AAA plays it comes from nowhere
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 44 moves, 0-1

Very very beautiful
I Gudju vs Bogdanovsky, 1927 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Just incredible
M Brodsky vs Kramnik, 1991 
(B33) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Pawns are the soul of chess
A Timofeev vs D Khismatullin, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Genius
B Blumenfeld vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

between knights
B Siff vs Kashdan, 1948 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

Precise positions
J M Hodgson vs Csom, 1992 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 46 moves, 1-0

...to eat the tiger
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1970 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

Great attack
Jansa vs D Marovic, 1974 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1-0

Crazy king walk
H Geiger vs W Wurm, 1930 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 39 moves, 0-1

Sacs' mess
Anand vs I Sokolov, 1992 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

Khalifman rules
Khalifman vs Serper, 1994 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Awesome calculation
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

Sacs' mania
G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Brutal attack
Alekhine vs Opocensky, 1925 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Masterpiece
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Very nice
Kudrin vs R Douven, 1989 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 51 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

Great attack in Canal variation of Sicilian
E Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Crushing Tal! Brutal
J Klavins vs Tal, 1954 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Amazing calculation
Lipnitsky vs K Klaman, 1951 
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Just beauty
J Torres Caravaca vs Alekhine, 1922 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 30 moves, 0-1

Pawned by Pons
Svidler vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

wow
Carlsen vs Ponomariov, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Queen pawn game
Pillsbury vs J C Halpern, 1894 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

!!
Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

!
M Stean vs Browne, 1974 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

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