CREATIVE ATTACKS (combination games)
Compiled by marknierras

These games are considered the best games in chess. The ones I picked here are what I have learned from the most regarding attacking and putting together combinations. It is creative, ingenious, and often unbelievable!

This is described as the "immortal game". Anderssen's style of
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

From the book "Mortal Games" p 108. "When pieces are working to
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

sacrifice to open up the king
Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999 
(B32) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

classic combination- immortal game
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Amazing attack by black...suppressed by good principles.
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Take the Queen...offered numerous times...
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

nice combination with Queen and 2 rooks
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Sacrificial- amazing combination
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Queen sacrifice for King opening!
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

interesting ideas!
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

turning the game around!
Keene vs G Ligterink, 1981  
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 55 moves, 1-0

pick the right piece to attack
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

sacrifice to open the king defenses!
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

art of the sacrifice
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Cinematic Masterpiece- masterful play; amazing sacrifice
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

Great combination- Ruy Lopez opening
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Nice checkmate...Ruy Lopez opening
R Webb vs J Zeberski, 2004 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Nice ending combinations!
Denker vs H Feit, 1929 
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

Amazing queen sacrifice!; 2 rooks and knight combination
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 49 moves, 0-1

Amazing Alekhine Attack; Minor Piece combination!!!
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Amazing combination! Capablance brilliance- 2 knight attack!
Capablanca vs A Ribera Arnal, 1935 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 21 moves, 1-0

Nice mating attack; knight applied pressure throughout
L Ogaard vs J Flesch, 1974 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 34 moves, 0-1

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