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hedgeh0g's favourite games
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Beautiful combination.

W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Something out of nothing
G Marco vs Maroczy, 1899 
(C01) French, Exchange, 78 moves, 0-1

Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Bologan, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Magnus Masterpiece!
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Chuckwagon!
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

The Picturesque Power of Prolific Passed Pawns
G Garcia Gonzalez vs Quinteros, 1982 
(E97) King's Indian, 51 moves, 1-0

Courageous play by Peter Svidler
Svidler vs A Riazantsev, 2008 
(C11) French, 38 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Stunning Tal
Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

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

The Octopus Knight!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Fischer, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

KID: Poisoned Queen Variation
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

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

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Caging the beast and throwing the cage into a compressor
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Anand, 1993 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 65 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1

Short but VERY sweet!
W A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1926 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Exemplar Back Rank Tactics
Kotov vs E Paoli, 1950 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Very unconventional opening/middlegame!
J Smeets vs Adams, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Shirov vs A Hauchard, 1990 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Desperado!!!
C Schwede vs Metger, 1874 
(C49) Four Knights, 40 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Desperado (and the most hilarious chess game ever)
Bogoljubov vs L Schmid, 1949 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

The Magician's Zugzwang Curse!
Tal vs F Reinemer, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

How to exploit a king in the centre - Kurnosov style!
I Kurnosov vs M Dzhumaev, 2008 
(B07) Pirc, 15 moves, 1-0

Qxf2+!!
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Ehlvest, 1978 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

A Kogan vs W Arencibia, 2002 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Panno vs Spassky, 1955 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Nunn vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Nunn vs C W Pritchett, 1986 
(B89) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Nunn vs Sadler, 1993  
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

The most incredible middlegame king walk!
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

L Shamkovich vs Benko, 1978 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Bogoljubov vs M Monticelli, 1930 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 39 moves, 0-1

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

21. Qg7!! creates a lot of problems for Black
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Once you have the initiative, don't let go!
Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Marshall looks further...
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1905 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Seirawan vs Timman, 1990 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Qg6!!! Marshall Revisited!
Alekhine vs Supico, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Aronian guzzles up all the space on the board by move 25!
Aronian vs V S Popov, 2005 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

McShane vs Carlsen, 2010 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

Kramnik demolishes the Stonewall
Kramnik vs Beliavsky, 1995 
(A06) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Aesthetic Bishop and Knight Mate
S S Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1905 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Resistance is erroneous when you're playing V Kotronias
Kotronias vs D King, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Tal would be proud
Kotronias vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

Musaiev vs M Karmov, 1979  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 28 moves, 0-1

Qxh6+!! and mate by bishop is unstoppable!
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Desperado Queen
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Kholmov vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

Hard-fought Battle
Kholmov vs Savon, 1970 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 39 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 44 moves, 0-1

Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Black gets obliterated by rapid kingside expansion
Aronian vs V Gashimov, 2011 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

3 Queens not enough to win!
Belov vs V Prohorov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 82 moves, 0-1

H J Cordes vs Miles, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 36 moves, 1-0

Ignoring development leads to merciless beating
Browne vs Quinteros, 1974 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

16.Bxd6!!, 19.Rf6!!, 25.Qg6+!! No messing about.
Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 1-0

Who said all draws are boring?
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi places mate threat in cryogenic chamber!
Ivkov vs Korchnoi, 1957 
(C16) French, Winawer, 94 moves, 0-1

Byrne The Bulldozer
Robert E Byrne vs Larry Evans, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

It's not unsound if your name's Topalov
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bronstein vs R Vedder, 1997 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Fearless king march by Grischuk
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

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

Kudrin vs M Wilder, 1987 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 34 moves, 0-1

Play with a plan
Kasparov vs Shirov, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Motylev vs Radjabov, 2010 
(C48) Four Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Shirov, 2011 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Knight sac on move 12 in the Exchange Ruy?!?
Jakovenko vs E Inarkiev, 2010 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

The Tomb Game
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

B Tagmann vs Benko, 1947 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caruana vs Negi, 2011 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 98 moves, 1-0

F Vallejo Pons vs A Romero Holmes, 2002 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Relentless attack from White
E V Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

P Nikolic vs Y Habu, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 0-1

Janowski vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Fulkerson vs J Friedman, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Joel Benjamin vs Z Kozul, 1997 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 38 moves, 0-1

Simply genius play by Spassky
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

de Firmian vs E Tate, 2001 
(B56) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Gusev's Immortal
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 1-0

3 minor pieces > Queen
Short vs R J Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Adams, 2002 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 50 moves, 1-0

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

When clowns play chess!
I Cheparinov vs Ljubojevic, 2008 
(C10) French, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four (!) pawns on the seventh
F J Lee vs H Shoosmith, 1904 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

E Zude vs Ftacnik, 2011 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 47 moves, 1-0

C Sandipan vs Nisipeanu, 2004 
(B44) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Nisipeanu vs A Florean, 1995 
(C13) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Possibly the best-played game of all time
Rybka vs Houdini, 2011 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 53 moves, 0-1

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