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Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

Rada vs Kostal, 1942 
(B56) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

fast white win
Wade vs R F Boxall, 1953 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

A Artidiello vs B Babapour, 2002 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

the galloping knights
W A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

Koltanowski vs Lean, 1927 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 18 moves, 1-0

E J Diemer vs Schuppler, 1937 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Harrwitz vs Anderssen, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B40) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

don't think you're ahead
Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

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

Tal vs Averbakh, 1961  
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1-0

Breyer vs G Foldes, 1914 
(C48) Four Knights, 37 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs H Baucher, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Ganguly vs A Ismagambetov, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

like a computer. nice sacrifice.
S Iskusnyh vs A Klimov, 2008 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

beautiful sacrifices
G Kuzmin vs Sveshnikov, 1973 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

knight sacrifice and victory!
A Ostapenko vs Yartsev, 1969 
(B89) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

knight trap too
Z Lach vs D Brychta, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

good end game
M Umansky vs Berliner, 2002  
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 49 moves, 1-0

Fine vs H Helms, 1945 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 1-0

Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

queen sac
Svidler vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

C de Ronde vs G Hand, 1945 
(A22) English, 38 moves, 0-1

excellent tutorial
Fischer vs O Celle, 1964 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Horvath vs L Mayer, 1917 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

opponent without move
Tal vs F Reinemer, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

N van Lennep vs E Varain, 1894 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0

R Janssen vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Stein vs R Hartoch, 1969 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 1-0

paws power
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

free the passage for the rook
Akopian vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

I Rogers vs Acs, 2003 
(A22) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Yanofsky vs J Therien, 1947 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

B Rabar vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1949 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Anand, 1993 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

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

open h
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

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

normal open. great end
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1994 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1-0

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

2 bishops threatening the king
Menchik vs Graf-Stevenson, 1937 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

H Caro vs Lasker, 1890 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

efficient chess. better pawn structure -> easy end game
B Lasker vs H Caro, 1890 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

D Griffith vs K Hopps, 1982 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

U Kavcic vs R Tavcar, 1997 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

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

D Semcesen vs N Grandelius, 2009 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

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

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

O Gavrilov vs S Solovjov, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs K Warner, 1955 
(B58) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926  
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1-0

Great opening and traps
Anderssen vs B Suhle, 1860 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

nice opening and nice "traps"
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Keres, 1966 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

no captured pieces and a won game
A Medina Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

H Ottevaere vs K Falleyn, 1973 
(B79) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 12.h4, 33 moves, 0-1

L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs Charousek, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

A Sundin vs Erik Andersson, 1964 
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

O'Kelly vs P Devos, 1937 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

Yifan Hou vs M Socko, 2012 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 47 moves, 0-1

Morozevich vs Ivanchuk, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

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

Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 63 moves, 0-1

Nice comments also
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 41 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

Annotations by Raymond Keene.
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 69 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2011 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 41 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

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

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