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Interesting "Chess Games" Miniatures!
Compiled by LIFE Master AJ
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I love miniatures in chess, I have devoted many web pages to this topic. One example: http://www.ajschess.com/lifemastera.... My most recent - "full scale" effort in this department? http://www.ajschess.com/lifemastera.... Another example is: http://www.worldchessacademy.com/Go..., which is on the "World Chess Academy" site. (I used to contribute to this site on a regular basis.)

I actually thought I had done this before ... but I was surprised (even shocked!?!?) to learn that I had no CG collection of miniatures.

So I created a new web page, (http://www.ajschess.com/lifemastera... ... and this game collection (beginning date: Tuesday; September 8th, 2009) ... to track my favorite and/or interesting miniatures from this site.

The page of http://www.ajschess.com/lifemastera... gives my annotations of the contest, P K Wells vs Shirov, 2006.

If you know of an interesting miniature ... drop me a note in my forum, (User: LIFE Master AJ); or send me an e-mail (lifemasteraj@yahoo.com)

N. Fercec ... freaks his opponent out.
N Fercec vs B Medak, 2000 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

Petrosian does him in ... and quickly, too! (P. only draws?!?)
Petrosian vs H Ree, 1971 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 8 moves, 1-0

Wickedly strong and creative play! (19. '?')
Filguth vs A De La Garza Madero, 1980 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 19 moves, 1-0

[ Black to move, 25... ('?') ] Niice miniature, ex. conclusion!
B Wexler vs O Bazan, 1960 
(A15) English, 25 moves, 0-1

White to play and win ... IN SEVEN MOVES?!?!? (10. '?')
Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2010 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 17 moves, 1-0

White to play, (10. '?').
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

A nice game - Black is quickly done in.
D Andreikin vs Karjakin, 2010 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

White gets clobbered in a Ruy Lopez. (Exchange Var.)
K Haznedaroglu vs J Isaev, 2010 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

Hmmm, I blinked. Did I miss something?
B Amin vs G Salem, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 12 moves, 1-0

It doesn't take long ...
Stefansson vs J Herms Agullo, 2011 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 1-0

A lovely min. / from the author of the revolution! (annotated)
Nimzowitsch vs G Fluss, 1906 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

Capa wins in real style! [20. ('?')] **
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

The great Alekhine - destroys ... "The Father."
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky wiped out in record time. [White to move, 12. '?']
Kramnik vs Beliavsky, 1995 
(A06) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Bronstein resorts to "witchcraft" and defeats Geller!
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

The magic of ... David Bronstein!!!
Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

Canal canes his opponent - in simultaneous display. [11. '?']
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

A 14 mover!!! Johnston mates F. Marshall!!! [WTP, (15. '?')]
S P Johnston vs Marshall, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Scintillating Chess Tactics, by Bill ("The Windmill") Melvin.
B Melvin vs R Cunningham, 1994  
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

An eighteen-move KO!!! [Sat; May 21st, 2010. (15. '?')]
M Krasenkow vs Rozentalis, 1997 
(A13) English, 18 moves, 1-0

The Great Charousek wins brilliantly. (19 moves!!!!)
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Shirov uses the Wilkes-Barre (Traxler) ... and DEVASTATES!!! ..
I Efimov vs Shirov, 1991 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Mieses kills the Center-Counter! (Only 11 moves.)
J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

A beautiful win! [White to mve, 18. '?' / FRI; Jul. 29th, 2011]
Romanishin vs Ivanchuk, 1986 
(C02) French, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

Athena, Goddess of Love - plays chess ...
London vs Athens, 1897 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

F. Zimmermann zings one by the great GM's brother!! (19 moves!)
F Zimmermann vs W Huebner, 1977 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

L. Wenzhe destroys GM J.H. Donner!!!!! (20 moves!)
Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

Portisch sacks a Pawn and uses the initiative well.
Suba vs Portisch, 1984 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 0-1

1-0 ... and it only took 17 moves!!!
Maroczy vs Vidmar, 1922 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Wells defeats Shirov ... in ONLY 13 moves??? (See kibitzes ...)
P K Wells vs Shirov, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Every move - a threat!!!!! (Mon/Nov 14, 2011)
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1850 
(C45) Scotch Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Diemer does it right ... and he's quick, too!!! (Nov. 27, 2011)
E J Diemer vs Toth, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Horwitz shows some fine tactics. (POTD / Dec. 6th, 2011.)
J Schulten vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C26) Vienna, 17 moves, 0-1

POTD / Thursday; December 08, 2011. (16 moves!)
Alekhine vs R L Bornholz, 1929 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 16 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch wins - with his own variation - quick as a cat!!!!!!!!
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1889 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense; Tarrasch Trap
Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1892 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

Brilliant - beyond all recall, Black is "Knee-capped" here!
W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Who else ... but Dr. AAAAA Alekhine?
Alekhine vs A Stephan, 1925 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 1-0

Things happen real fast ---> esp. after ...c7-c6??
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

Treybal gets a nice K-side attack, finishes with a flourish.
K Treybal vs K Moll, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Alekhine wins ... but his opponent misses the best defense.
Alekhine vs Sik, 1943 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Wilkes Barre Var. / Traxler Att. ... ... ... Black wins by K.O.
C M Grider vs F Pratt, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Yet ANOTHER Morphy "shortie," features a nice smothered mate.
Morphy vs T J Bryan, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

A pleasing miniature, ending a crisp mate. (GO JUDIT!!!)
Judit Polgar vs P Chilingirova, 1988 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Smylov does it in style.
Smyslov vs Tolush, 1961 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Keres gets it done in the King's Gambit.
Keres vs V Petrov, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

White gets a won position in 13 moves in the Tchigorin ...
H Murphy vs A Kinsman, 1981 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

GM A. Khalifman knocks out Seirawan ... only 23 moves! (Caro)
Khalifman vs Seirawan, 1991  
(B15) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

Bf6!! in a very pretty game ... Lenderman wins.
Lenderman vs S Zierk, 2012 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 21 moves, 1-0

White wins with 11.Qf7! (POTD / May 22, '13)
I Berezovsky vs V Rusel, 1984 
(A15) English, 12 moves, 1-0

Ooops, a check! White - 19.? ( POTD/Wed; Oct. 9th, 2013.)
Doda vs Sliwa, 1963 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

13. '?' __POTD / Friday; Oct. 11th, 2013.
Vasiukov vs I Chikovani, 1963 
(B30) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein's forgotten masterpiece!!!!! (Thurs; Oct. 24, 2013)
Rubinstein vs M Hirschbein, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Dominguez-Perez smashes So, brilliant play by White.
L Dominguez vs W So, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Carlsen destroys Gelfand in a Benko Gambit!!
Gelfand vs Carlsen, 2014 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

White nearly mates in 23 ... an unbelievable Q-sack!!!!!
Taimanov vs Polugaevsky, 1960 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

PM destroys A. Anderssen ... in short, sweet sizzler!
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

Yet another brilliancy ... by A. Rubinstein. **
Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1903 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

The IMMORTAL GAME!!!!!!!! **
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Steinitz breaks Bird's "KOO-KOO" clock!
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

Shirazi defeats Watson ... in an insane game!
J L Watson vs K G Shirazi, 1979 
(A28) English, 22 moves, 0-1

Back-and-forth ... but then Qc8+ ends things.
DeFirmian vs N Ristic, 1981 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

A quick mate in the King's Gambit (Mar 23rd, '15)
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

White plays early h2-h4 in Exchange Grunfeld.
R Naranja vs Portisch, 1970 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 16 moves, 0-1

Black mates White ... early!
J Bookter vs B Floyd, 1979 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 11 moves, 0-1

Fast Q-side attack.
A Bachmann vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2016 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

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