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PhilFeeley's Favourite Games
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A spectacular double sacrifice
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Alekhine sacs the house for a single pawn advantage
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Double rook sac - terrific!
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

The famous 13-year-old queen sac
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

The only time Judit beat Garry
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 2002 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

One of Fischer's oddest games
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

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

White's king takes a quiet, decisive march
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

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

V Malakhov vs V Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

A complex sacrifce goes awry
P Charbonneau vs Anand, 2006 
(B44) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

An embarrassing opening blunder
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E35) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 5.cd ed, 19 moves, 0-1

Chess and Opera don't mix
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Sac of queen and rook
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

See Secrets of Spectacular Chess
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

The two-queen loss by Shabalov. Bologan's Immortal.
Shabalov vs Bologan, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 76 moves, 0-1

Nice queen sac
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Great king hunt
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Another nice queen sac
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2008 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 33 moves, 1-0

Euwe's Pearl
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

Slugfest from move 4!
D Sengupta vs T L Petrosian, 2004 
(C47) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

A good multiple queen game
Kiril D Georgiev vs Dlugy, 1983 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

Wild Tal game
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

A Keres gem
Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

One mean Benko's gambit
R Vazquez Igarza vs V Zvjaginsev, 2009 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 44 moves, 0-1

Anand's first after the WC. Terrific endgame technique
Anand vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B33) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

Great queen sac
Radjabov vs Anand, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Nice multiple queen game
S Volkov vs A Minasian, 2009 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nice, wild, attacking Sicilian game
Motylev vs Nijboer, 2009 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 35 moves, 0-1

Modern gem
Morozevich vs Topalov, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 0-1

Early Polgar ties them up in knots!
Judit Polgar vs I Kientzler-Guerlain, 1986 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Attacking play right out of the opening
Anand vs I Sokolov, 1992 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

An Evans masterpiece
Larry Evans vs C Pilnick, 1946 
(C13) French, 29 moves, 1-0

Nice Sicilian reverse rook sac by Suba
Suba vs Sznapik, 1987 
(E97) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

A terrific dismantling of the French
D Vocaturo vs T Hillarp Persson, 2009 
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 1-0

A nice attacking Benko gambit
Bacrot vs Nisipeanu, 1996 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Nispeanu takes down Shirov
Shirov vs Nisipeanu, 1999 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Very deep knight sac
Kiril D Georgiev vs Nisipeanu, 2006 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Nispeanu dismantles a Najdorf
Nisipeanu vs Bologan, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

Nisipeanu dismantles another 2700
Nisipeanu vs Grischuk, 2006 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Nice attacking game against the French
Nisipeanu vs M Serov, 2009 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

A Bologan gem
Bologan vs Movsesian, 2005 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Capa's famous knight wheel
Capablanca vs Yates, 1924 
(A48) King's Indian, 77 moves, 1-0

Nice queen sac by Bologan
Bologan vs E van Haastert, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Epaulette mate
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

The most beautiful combinations of his career
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

A pretty good stalemate
A Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Great moves never made #1
Short vs Timman, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Pin game
B Gamback vs R Nevanlinna, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

A white Ruy win
Karjakin vs Grischuk, 2009 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

A black Ruy win
Shirov vs Aronian, 2009 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 29 moves, 0-1

A very nice mating attack by black.
D Fridman vs Naiditsch, 2013 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

A terrific miniature by the WCC against the #2 player.
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Adorjan wins with black against the mighty Korchnoi!
Korchnoi vs Adorjan, 1986 
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

So many pins & forks! Which to choose?
S Pavlov vs I Ibragimov, 2013 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 0-1

Nice queen sac
A Muzychuk vs A Gara, 2006
(B01) Scandinavian, 56 moves, 1-0

Love the Dutch!
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Love the Dutch #2
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

Love a good queen sac! And so early.
M Cerveny vs D Dvirnyy, 2008 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

Gotta love it when minor pieces dominate a queen.
Jobava vs Potkin, 2011 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 26 moves, 0-1

A nice, instructive game.
Yusupov vs Rozentalis, 1998
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Excellent endgame instruction.
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1933 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 55 moves, 0-1

A new KG slugfest, filled with blunders
A Shimanov vs Kamsky, 2013 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 55 moves, 1-0

Nezmetdinov at his best
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Bluvshtein demolishes Shirov in a nice miniature
Shirov vs M Bluvshtein, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk steamrollers Kasparov
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995  
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 0-1

King survives a checkstorm
S Ernst vs Harikrishna, 2012 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense. Gotta play it more often.
W van der Gracht vs Sadler, 2011 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Queen sac
A Vaulin vs I Korobov, 2001 
(A81) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Byrne beats Gligoric
Robert E Byrne vs Gligoric, 1963 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 44 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Topalov, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Carlsen continues to amaze
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2014 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Terrific queen sac
A Riazantsev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

A tactical feast!
V Bernadskiy vs A Shimanov, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

A real slugfest
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

Earliest queen sac I know of
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Typical wild Moro game - but a loss
Morozevich vs V Laznicka, 2013 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 74 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk playing courageous chess.
Ivanchuk vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 40 moves, 1-0

A classic Kasparov kinghunt
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Rubenstein queen sac
Z Belsitzmann vs Rubinstein, 1917 
(C48) Four Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Fun game!
N Pogonina vs N Zhukova, 2014 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 61 moves, 0-1

Judit Polgar vs A S Rasmussen, 2013 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

23rd Century chess
Yu Yangyi vs Van Wely, 2014 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov sacs everything
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2014 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 43 moves, 1-0

Nice play from Grischuk at the Olympiad
Grischuk vs A Filippov, 2014 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Queenn endings are hard
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Jobava, 2014 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 139 moves, 1-0

Mamedyarov tamed
L Dominguez vs Mamedyarov, 2014 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Clash of the greats
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2014 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

Nice play by Caruana to beat Carlsen
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

A barn burner of a game
K G Shirazi vs Weeramantry, 1988 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

A great game from two world champs
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Fearless counterattack
Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Gotta love a good queen sac
Maroczy vs M Romi, 1930 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

"Monkey's Bum" opening!
Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

Quite the crazy position
Ni Hua vs Le Quang Liem, 2012 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Great attacking game.
Tseshkovsky vs Kasparov, 2004 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 39 moves, 0-1

Nice queen sac
B Le Roy vs Bologan, 2009 
(B06) Robatsch, 51 moves, 0-1

Another Ivanchuk brilliancy. Very complicated game.
Ivanchuk vs Van Wely, 2015 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 38 moves, 1-0

Fierce Sicilian attack
V Fedoseev vs K Grigoryan, 2014 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 1-0

A crazy Dutch game
Anand vs Carlsen, 2015 
(A90) Dutch, 36 moves, 0-1

A wild game if there ever was one!
L Javakhishvili vs R Edouard, 2015 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

White is positionally demolished
M Vukic vs Suba, 1977 
(A14) English, 47 moves, 0-1

Great attacking game
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Suba demolishes Sax
Suba vs Sax, 1983 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1-0

Hedgehog with ...g5! attack.
Taimanov vs Yusupov, 1982 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 42 moves, 0-1

Tactical flurry
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Sparkling dual attacking game Christmas Day
Carlsen vs Li Chao, 2015 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Hou Yifan is relentless
Yifan Hou vs B Esen, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

Simon loses a Dutch - badly
Romanishin vs S Williams, 2015 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

A black win against the King's Gambit
S Kalugin vs Y Kuzubov, 2004 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 0-1

Play the Bird!
M Bartel vs Shen Yang, 2009 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Nice game to pawn promotion
T Gareyev vs G Kacheishvili, 2012
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 1-0

Another unbelievable king march
Nunn vs G Anthony, 1981 
(B32) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

A thrilling king hunt
Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Amazing attack
Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Bologan plays a neat variation
Sutovsky vs Bologan, 2016 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Hou sacs queen at move 16!
B Ider vs Yifan Hou, 2017 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

A fine win against the Sicilian
E Tate vs Yudasin, 1997 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Chess is a wild game
I Sokolov vs Dreev, 2001 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Williams wins against top GM with the Dutch
Gelfand vs S Williams, 2012 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

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