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Reshevsky vs B Ivanovic, 1976 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Steinitz vs Lasker, 1899 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

Potter gave Queen odds and announced a forced mate at move 7!!!
W Potter vs NN, 1870 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

wow....
J L Burden vs L Christiansen, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 0-1

Crafty vs Rybka, 2006 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 50 moves, 0-1

The Knight Gambit Variation of the Latvian Gambit
D Tobor vs W Stamer, 1984 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 3 moves, 0-1

Morphy lost to the Barnes Defence??!
Morphy vs T W Barnes, 1858 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

The oldest recorded game of chess!
Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

The Knight Dance Variation!
A Lehtinen vs J Sietio, 1996 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

When Pawns Attack
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

27...Qh6??
Tarrasch vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Loewenthal vs Morphy, 1858 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 70 moves, 1-0

What the......?
T Balogh vs M Manik, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 1 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Savage Defense
F Camaratta vs A Savage, 1991 
(C00) French Defense, 1 moves, 0-1

Chess Game Declined: Toilet Variation
Diep vs IsiChess, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 0-1

1. h4!!!!!!!! forces win
G Welling vs E Ten Haaf, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

The crushing Jansa Gambit
I Farago vs Jansa, 1994 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 4 moves, 1-0

A really strange forced mate
D Hausrath vs Bu Xiangzhi, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

R Busch vs U Gass, 1981
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 40 moves, 0-1

M Bartel vs G Dymshits, 2006
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

M Burkett vs D Fritzinger, 1969 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

The Polish Opening failed miserably
M Basman vs D Kopec, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Marshall vs H Rogosin, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Keene vs M Basman, 1967  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Keene vs M Basman, 1965 
(A12) English with b3, 36 moves, 0-1

M Basman vs Keene, 1973 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 0-1

M Basman vs Keene, 1981  
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

c4 Yourself
Seirawan vs Browne, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 18 moves, 0-1

Goldsmith defense
I Ivanov vs G Minchev, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Incredible ending!
Eingorn vs Kupreichik, 1987 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 83 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

A Pachmann vs S Verlan, 1994
(B10) Caro-Kann, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ragozin vs Bondarevsky, 1946 
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

White's first 17 moves were all pawn moves!!
E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

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

Shumov vs Jaenisch, 1851 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

Two knights versus a pawn
Jaenisch vs Shumov, 1854 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fool's Mate
L Darling vs R Wood, 1983 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 2 moves, 0-1

Zor Champ vs Rybka, 2006 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 87 moves, 1-0

D Perovic vs M Cebalo, 1986 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Fischer, 1970 
(A36) English, 44 moves, 0-1

Jonny vs Junior, 2009 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 51 moves, 0-1

Rybka vs Deep Sjeng, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Parma vs C Bielicki, 1959 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 27 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Draw
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Paulsen vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(C02) French, Advance, 62 moves, 0-1

M Basman vs Miles, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

"Carl's Bad"
Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C25) Vienna, 31 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs A Sheransky, 1996 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Deep Thought, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

1. Na3
R Durkin vs Spielman, 1957 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky announced mate and lost
Reshevsky vs Savon, 1973 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 40 moves, 0-1

Fischerandom chess
Leko vs Adams, 2001 
(000) Chess variants, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

1.a4
A Smirnov vs V Shepelev, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

E Karahaliou vs E Georgopoulou, 1997 
(A06) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

P Ware vs E Delmar, 1880 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 57 moves, 0-1

A Iglesias vs Barbero, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Helpmate in 2 after 56...Bb7
Short vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

Bogoljubov playing the Kadas opening
Bogoljubov vs Schuppler, 1949 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

M Umansky vs The World, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Qd1??? Rc1??
Judit Polgar vs Karpov, 1993 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 32 moves, 1-0

J Penrose vs Tal, 1960 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 39 moves, 1-0

why 0-1?
Junior vs Zsofia Polgar, 1994 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 55 moves, 0-1

The burger eats Fischer
Fischer vs R Burger, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

The refutation of the Double Muzio Gambit
S Brady vs M Heidenfeld, 1991 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

The perfect game of chess....
Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Berchtold vs Ehrat, 1976
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

NN vs Gaeta, 1987 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

59...Rg3!! a brilliant rook sac
Piket vs Anand, 1998 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 60 moves, 1-0

after Bg5 it looks like the queen is lost....
Tarrasch vs B Richter, 1883 
(A84) Dutch, 20 moves, 0-1

V Rothuis vs F Olafsson, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 0-1

1...a6!
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Team White vs Team Black, 2009 
(000) Chess variants, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

1...f6 and 2...Kf7. LOL
R Kruis vs C van Dongen, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 80 moves, 0-1

haha Qxd4??
S Noorda vs Timman, 1964 
(C02) French, Advance, 9 moves, 1-0

34...Ba7!!! the greatest move ever played!
Karpov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

P Nikolic vs G Timoshenko, 1990 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Macieja vs Ponomariov, 1997 
(B32) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

P Peelen vs Fedorowicz, 1990 
(A05) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs W Napier, 1898 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 52 moves, 1-0

Team White vs Team Black, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

C O'Shaughnessy vs M Basman, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

M Ginsburg vs M Basman, 1979 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 68 moves, 0-1

Paschall vs C Hertan, 1993 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

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