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goodevans' favorite games
Compiled by goodevans
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F Amonatov vs A Timofeev, 2007 
(B89) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

A Ostapenko vs Yartsev, 1969 
(B89) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

I guess everyone's seen this by now!
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Yoel Aloni vs Botvinnik, 1964 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

who's winning in the end?
I Jelen vs Larsen, 1977 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

3 pieces for a Q
Steinitz / Hirschfeld / Mason vs Zukertort / Bird / Hoffer, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

Max Weiss vs W Pollock, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

possibly the best king walk of them all
H Geiger vs W Wurm, 1930 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 39 moves, 0-1

"end to end" stuff
Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 76 moves, 0-1

Kill or be killed
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

nice knights
Capablanca vs Yates, 1924 
(A48) King's Indian, 77 moves, 1-0

one of the all time great queen sacs!
Keres vs Spassky, 1955 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Great game. Incredible Q-sac, but is it sound?
S Khavsky vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 31 moves, 0-1

Just how a Sicilian should be
Kudrin vs M Wilder, 1987 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 34 moves, 0-1

Another victory for Short's 12 ... d5
Naiditsch vs Mamedyarov, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 0-1

The long pin
Ponomariov vs Naiditsch, 2010 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 46 moves, 1-0

Wow!
Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2009 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 81 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Kavalek, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Another fantastic king walk
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

"Uncommon Opening"!
R Fontaine vs NN, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Being unpredictable
H H Cole vs N van Lennep, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1

The king walks to safety
Mongredien vs Anderssen, 1857 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 1-0

Two queens and he still lost
Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1898 
(C00) French Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

zugzwang!
M Stoeckert vs V Malinin, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

The Old Man and the C
Caruana vs Korchnoi, 2011 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

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

Knight Knight
Miles vs Nunn, 1976 
(E92) King's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

Sabau snack on Apple Jack
I Sabau vs A J Goldsby, 2003 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 30 moves, 1-0

Weird game
F Wuts vs A Kohler, 2001 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

great zugzwang!
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

Don't bother with defence!
L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Blindfold Game
Alekhine vs N E Schwartz, 1926 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 54 moves, 1-0

Nunn expects the Spanish Inquisition
Timman vs Nunn, 1983 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 28 moves, 0-1

Second to Nunn
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

N sac to open up the uncastled K
M Esserman vs Van Wely, 2011 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 26 moves, 1-0

Great finish
Morozevich vs Grischuk, 2011 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

great winning combo starting on move 32
Oll vs Shaked, 1997 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 35 moves, 1-0

Another dull draw!
F Braga vs Timman, 1982 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

2011 World Cup Rnd 3 - Chucky needs to win to stay in!
Sutovsky vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

when 2 queens just isn't enough!
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 0-1

Miles better
Miles vs Spassky, 1978  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

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

amazing finish
G Gauglitz vs C Horvath, 1987 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 0-1

How to play the Evans
Staunton / Owen vs Lowenthal / Barnes, 1856 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

neat finish
T Georgadze vs A Kuindzhy, 1973 
(B27) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

Tetris
Nakamura vs McShane, 2009 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 0-1

Great mate
Ftacnik vs O Cvitan, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

another great K walk
D Barron vs P Gardner, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

The advancing pawn decides black's fate
Zhao Jun vs Zhou Jianchao, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

MVL on the rack
I A Nataf vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B50) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gajewski Gambit
V Kuznetsov vs G Gajewski, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Electric Bill
Hartston vs A J Whiteley, 1974 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

Exchange sac then piece sac to exploit the weaknesses
P Nikolic vs M Gurevich, 1993 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

The Hedgehog that Roared
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

"The Game of the Century"
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Repeated exploitation of a single tactical situation
G Meier vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Bish, bash, bosh - bye bye Boris!
Gelfand vs Dreev, 1993 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 0-1

A game of two halves
Seirawan vs Igor Ivanov, 1991 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

A little boxed in
A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Ginger Snaps
S Bekker-Jensen vs S Williams, 2013 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 0-1

Pawn storm with clever finish
P Ostermeyer vs Huebner, 1978 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 35 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's Immortal
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Just mustn't let him castle!
M Esserman vs P Nutzman, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1-0

A bit of a blockage
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ding Liren, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

19th century King's Gambit
de Riviere vs H Baucher, 1859 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 46 moves, 1-0

Spectacular - possibly unsound - Q sac
Spielmann vs Stoltz, 1930 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

Conquest!
J Gallagher vs S Conquest, 1988 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

Stunning attack.
Shirov vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Another neat finish
Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

Sac the R, sac the Q, ... mate
D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

Very neat finish
J Sieglen vs K Wesseln, 1989 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 35 moves, 0-1

Another great king walk
J van Ruitenburg vs S Castellani, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

KID g-file attack
Taimanov vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 43 moves, 0-1

Q-sac on move 10 pays dividends 13 moves later!
Z Frankel vs R A Court, 1964 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 1-0

Great endgame tactics
Janowski vs O Chajes, 1913 
(C49) Four Knights, 108 moves, 1-0

Early exchange sac for lasting advantage
Aronian vs McShane, 2012 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Trojan Horses
Bronstein vs Zamikhovsky, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Another great king walk
I Cheparinov vs Sutovsky, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

A long walk for a Short king
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

20...Qc5!
A David vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

Double piece sac with both tactical and positional elements
Shabalov vs Aronian, 2004 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 47 moves, 0-1

Which attack gets there first?
D Kononenko vs M Lukyanov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0

On the Wei to winning Tata Challengers
Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

2014 game of the year
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

44.Kg1!!
D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 57 moves, 1-0

Prisoners in their own castle
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 1-0

Controlled chaos
Hartston vs H Westerinen, 1973 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

How to Train Your Dragon
T Bakre vs B Kadziolka, 2004 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 27 moves, 0-1

So sad to see Sergey fight back
W So vs S Fedorchuk, 2015 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 31 moves, 0-1

Hide your king in the corner (the FAR corner, that is!)
Navara vs R Wojtaszek, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 1-0

Mate me in St Louis
W So vs Nakamura, 2015 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

Maybe the best stalemate ever
Shredder vs Gull, 2013 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Great Q-sac combo
Ponomariov vs Wang Hao, 2007 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 76 moves, 0-1

Nip and tuck
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 53 moves, 1-0

We're going on a king hunt!
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

wide open spaces
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Brilliant 10 move mating combo
C Holt vs L Milman, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Missed Opportunities
E J Diemer vs F Trommsdorf, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

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