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JonathanJ's favorite games 2
Compiled by JonathanJ
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King of Queens
Karjakin vs Movsesian, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 68 moves, 1-0

Carlsen!
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2009 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Poisoned Pawn Najdorf
F Delay vs O Renet, 1988 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 0-1

Very Pretty Mate!
C Bayer vs Falkbeer, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Yeah!
NN vs R Crepeaux, 1923 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

He passed WAY too early.
Charousek vs Pillsbury, 1896 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 66 moves, 1-0

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

Weird Chess.
K Kokolias vs F Sigalas, 2005 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tartakower!
Tartakower vs Vidmar, 1905 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

WTF
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Nangdangian Gambit ;)
Geller vs Golombek, 1952 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Small, but..!
Schuster vs Carls, 1914 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 0-1

Queen Queen Queen
Nakamura vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2007 
(B30) Sicilian, 100 moves, 0-1

There She goes
D Gormally vs S Meenakshi, 2002 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 52 moves, 1-0

Beautiful Rook Sacrifice!
K Plater vs Sliwa, 1947 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

Radjabov Rock'n'Roll!
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

He will be WC!
Anand vs Radjabov, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

This Guy again
Shirov vs Radjabov, 2007 
(E97) King's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

Legendary.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

She's Here and has no Fear!
F Berkes vs N Dzagnidze, 2009 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

Wow!
Karpov vs Taimanov, 1977 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

Watch and Learn
Anand vs L Dominguez, 2009 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Budapest Gambit + Double Bishop Sac
N Gamboa vs Blatny, 1996 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

No Chance for Don Quixote!
Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

Definitely in the All Time Top 10!
Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Great Game by Tal
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

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

Tal's Last
Tal vs Akopian, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Durrrty!
V Liberzon vs A Geller, 1960 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

One of the Greatest Games of All Time!
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

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

Janowski's Masterpiece
Janowski vs Alapin, 1905 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1-0

Thirteen!
J A Blanco vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 77 moves, 0-1

Rxh6. And over.
Shirov vs Wang Hao, 2009 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Der alte Nazi :)
H Krebs vs E J Diemer, 1974 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 0-1

Strange and Fascinating
Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1975 
(B44) Sicilian, 79 moves, 0-1

Rating?
A Samsonkin vs Nakamura, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 31 moves, 1-0

This can't be correct.
J Friedel vs Gulko, 2008 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

Rossolimo's Immortal
Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

Romantic Chess
Schiffers vs Nolde, 1872 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Here comes your Man!
Radjabov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Tapestry
F Parr vs G Wheatcroft, 1938 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

Blockoland
Averbakh vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 39 moves, 0-1

No Chance
Topalov vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Endgame Technique
E Alekseev vs Jakovenko, 2009 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 0-1

Mating Net
R Hess vs J Becerra Rivero, 2009 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4, 44 moves, 1-0

King has Guts!
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

Another King with Guts!
Tal vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Great Draw
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1961 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Funny
C Andersson vs J Jackova, 2008 
(C58) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Best of All Time?
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Germany!
J Gustafsson vs Naiditsch, 2008 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Very Nice!
K Bischoff vs J Nogueiras, 1998 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 40 moves, 1-0

No Chance.
G Meier vs A Timofeev, 2009 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 1-0

27. ... a3!
Kamsky vs Shirov, 2009 
(A14) English, 60 moves, 0-1

Another One who Died too Young
G Crown vs Kotov, 1947 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 35 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit
J Moeller vs Maroczy, 1907 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Short and Beautiful
S Zagrebelny vs A Ponyi, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 1-0

Strange and Beautiful
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Problem Ending
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2009 
(D80) Grunfeld, 84 moves, 1-0

Trapped Queen
D Baramidze vs L Babujian, 2006 
(C48) Four Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Very Wild Fight!
Bronstein vs Spassky, 1981 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wild Meran Attack
C Kottnauer vs Kotov, 1946 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 28 moves, 1-0

I Don't Care about that Rc8!
L Dominguez vs Morozevich, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Chinese Chess
Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

Perenyi Rules
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Queen and Bishop
Alekhine vs Yates, 1923 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 50 moves, 0-1

Shirov + Winawer = Boom
Shirov vs Ganguly, 2009 
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

...!!!...
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Endgame Skills
Mamedyarov vs Bacrot, 2008 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 73 moves, 1-0

The Old Lion
Korchnoi vs L Trent, 2009 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 66 moves, 1-0

In the Heart of Pinland
B Gamback vs R Nevanlinna, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Jakovenko the Endgame Master
Jakovenko vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

Some Nice Game
Kasimdzhanov vs I Cheparinov, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Slow and Sneaky
Karjakin vs Akopian, 2009 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 58 moves, 1-0

Nak'd Down
Beliavsky vs Nakamura, 2009 
(E97) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Marshall-like Queen Sacrifice
Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 27 moves, 0-1

Same Game, played out.
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Girls can play Chess too ;)
Yifan Hou vs Beliavsky, 2009 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Strange Kid
Nakamura vs Svidler, 2009 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Nice Little Tactics
Tiviakov vs T Roussel-Roozmon, 2009 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Would've been World Champion!
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 0-1

Screaming for a Good Pun
I Hatem vs I Chahrani, 2001 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Fireworks
Grischuk vs Shirov, 2009 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 1-0

Three Points!
Karjakin vs Grischuk, 2009 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Truly an Immortal Game!
J Caldas Vianna vs A S Paes de Barros, 1900  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

More than Amazing!
Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Heads Up
Sutovsky vs Svidler, 2009 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Endgame in a Foreign Language
G Guseinov vs G Sargissian, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 70 moves, 0-1

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

Her Majesty
T Nyback vs Svidler, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1-0

Take Her, Come on!
V Laznicka vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

Another Carlsen Gem
Carlsen vs McShane, 2009 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 61 moves, 1-0

20 Pennies
Geller vs Smyslov, 1952 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 58 moves, 0-1

Khisma Ass!
D Khismatullin vs S Sjugirov, 2009 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

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

Desperate Knights
Bogoljubov vs L Schmid, 1949 
(C47) Four Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Anish Paradise
Topalov vs A Giri, 2015 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Phi Beta Capa
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

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