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Games which deserve more notice
Compiled by Manic
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The below are a collection of interesting games I have found by browsing through the database or by being informed by another source.I believe these games deserve a little bit more notice than they get (while Janosevic-Geller gets 10 pages for no moves).


Queen sacrifice leaves R+2B vs Q+2R
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Super GM is defeated by a 2 pawn gambit in the Trompowsky
Konstantin Chernyshov vs Grischuk, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 1-0

"Straightforward kingside attack directly from the opening"
J Werle vs Hort, 2006 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Bronstein's unknown gem
Bronstein vs Simagin, 1947 
(D90) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Waiting Move Game
Ulf Andersson vs M Basman, 1974 
(A04) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

All about the g-file
V Bergraser vs M Weiner, 1973 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 40 moves, 1-0

Shogi Champion smashes a GM
P K Wells vs Y Habu, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

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

Early opening piece gambit against a 2300 wins
D Pruess vs W Shipman, 1998 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1-0

Young French GM with a brilliant sacrificial attack
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Basman blows Mecking away with a few rook offers
Mecking vs M Basman, 1967 
(A43) Old Benoni, 31 moves, 0-1

How to break open a French pawn structure
I Rogers vs F Delay, 1985 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

How to defend a Rook vs Rook + f and h pawn ending
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1947 
(A48) King's Indian, 115 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wild and complex game which could blow your mind
I Sokolov vs T Hillarp Persson, 1997 
(B06) Robatsch, 33 moves, 0-1

6 knight sacs against none other than Nimzo
J Enevoldsen vs Nimzowitsch, 1933 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

14-year-old who looks like he's getting mated turns the tables
Yanofsky vs A Dulanto, 1939 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

"Bolt from the blue"
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

GM Miniature in the Four Knights
Bacrot vs G Sargissian, 2009 
(C48) Four Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

How to give the sicilan its due treatment =)
Gligoric vs M Bobotsov, 1960 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 1-0

Early exchange sac pays dividends
P Velikov vs I D Dorfman, 1989 
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

This deserved "best game" IMO but Kasparov stopped that
I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

A very experienced 2600 crushed in the Benko
M Gurevich vs S Cao, 2005 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

The art of the exchange sac
Tal vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

The long diagonal
J Diaz Diaz vs Groszpeter, 1980 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 22 moves, 0-1

Capablanca lulls his opponent into thinking he is winning
Capablanca vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1913 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 1-0

Queen for rook and bishop sacrifice
B Lalic vs Khalifman, 1997 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Very short game with a stunning queen sacrifice
Y Rusakov vs B Verlinsky, 1947 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

"Haldane gambit" in the French crushes black
A P Smith vs C Harris, 1999 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 1-0

The relatively forgotten world champion
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

Brilliant attack right through the centre without queens
I Pleci vs L Endzelins, 1939 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1-0

Castling straight into it
F Handke vs P Hoffmann, 2009 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 23 moves, 1-0

King and rook trapped in the corner similar to game no. 1
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Kasparov Exchange Sacrifice
Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 0-1

Q for 2 minors
Sakaev vs Rublevsky, 1998 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1-0

Nezh's silent killer
Nezhmetdinov vs V Sergievsky, 1966 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 20 moves, 1-0

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