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JonathanJ's favorite games 3
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The King Wiggles His Way
H Geiger vs W Wurm, 1930 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 39 moves, 0-1

The Knight who says Nh1!
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926  
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1-0

Trapped in the Corner
Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Slow but Successful
J M Hodgson vs Csom, 1992 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 46 moves, 1-0

Ahoi!
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

A.G.
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Death and Destruction
D Vocaturo vs R van Kampen, 2010 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Most Awesome Queen Sac Ever!
W Donisthorpe vs Mundell, 1892 
(C46) Three Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

Spirit of Nimzowitsch
R van Kampen vs R Swinkels, 2010 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 51 moves, 1-0

King Kong-Godzilla Variation
J Kis vs E Csato, 1993 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

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

Burn the Witch!
Blackburne vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Early KIA
Mohishunder vs Cochrane, 1850 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Jackson Whipps S.
Showalter vs Burille, 1889 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Trapped Lion
B Savchenko vs S Yudin, 2010 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Dominant Species
Timman vs Karpov, 1979 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

A Very Climactic Game
Eingorn vs Kupreichik, 1987 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 83 moves, 1-0

Get Rid of those Pieces and Win!
D Boskovic vs G Sargissian, 2010 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Queens
T Nyback vs Carlsen, 2008 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

17.h4! 21.Rxd5!
Navara vs V Durarbayli, 2010 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 45 moves, 1-0

The Wizard
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995  
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 0-1

Roundhouse Kick
Ivanchuk vs Gelfand, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Ahead of his Time
NN vs Philidor, 1749  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

RIP Mr. Smyslov!
Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Czech it out!
K Sterk vs Marshall, 1912 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

Knaak Out
P Haba vs R Knaak, 1987
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

Black Horsemen
Motylev vs Jakovenko, 2005 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 72 moves, 0-1

Alexander the Great
C H Alexander vs Pachman, 1947 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 41 moves, 1-0

Dominate and Demolish
L L Gonzalez vs G H Perrine, 1943 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

World Champion Chess
Anand vs Topalov, 2010 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 32 moves, 1-0

Fish Fight
Stockfish vs Rybka, 2009 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 78 moves, 0-1

Aaaahh, the Knight b4!
Karjakin vs F Bindrich, 2007 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 14 moves, 1-0

The Art of Sacrifice
Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Reverse Boden's Mate
Dus Chotimirsky vs NN, 1910 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 16 moves, 1-0

2 of the Big Ks
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Grizzly in the River
Schlechter vs Nimzowitsch, 1907  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik is Playing his Variation
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anti-Traxler
R Wanke vs E Hennig, 1985 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

The Basics
Wang Yue vs Jakovenko, 2010 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

White Wolves
D Vocaturo vs T Hillarp Persson, 2009 
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 1-0

Material?
V Zvjaginsev vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Shir Khan
Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

M.C. Hammered
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Open Files
Wang Hao vs Tomashevsky, 2010 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Another Beauty by M.T.
Tal vs F Campomanes, 1960 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0

Complicated
Koblents vs Lilienthal, 1945 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Knock Out in the Last Round
I Krush vs Akobian, 2010 
(B07) Pirc, 113 moves, 0-1

The Basics that will Always be Too Complex for Me
Akopian vs E Inarkiev, 2010 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 103 moves, 1-0

Dito
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 90 moves, 0-1

Dito
A Vitolinsh vs Kholmov, 1980 
(C10) French, 90 moves, 1-0

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

Pawns? Whatever...
H Neergaard vs Simagin, 1965 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 28 moves, 0-1

Nimzo again
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

The Big Z
V Malakhov vs V Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Push the Pawn
Shirov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2002 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 79 moves, 1-0

Poisoned Rook
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Eletronic Brains
Rybka vs HIARCS, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 59 moves, 1-0

Another Silicone Beauty
Komodo vs Shredder, 2010 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 115 moves, 0-1

And Another One
Almond vs The Baron, 2010 
(C46) Three Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

The Robot Marshall
Kallisto vs The King, 2010
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 34 moves, 0-1

Viagra for Chess
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Computer Tactics
Deep Sjeng vs Almond, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Die Wende
Shirov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2010
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

The Pearl of Poznan
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

The Pawn of Death
N Yaremko vs D Recuero Guerra, 2006 
(B56) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Late Bron's Age
Bronstein vs A V Sulypa, 1996 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

The Greatest
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858  
(A84) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

Polar Bear
H Danielsen vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

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

The Dinosaur Vampire
Nakamura vs J Fang, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 0-1

Great Endgame!
Wang Hao vs W So, 2007 
(A04) Reti Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

Veni, Vidi, Vishy
Topalov vs Anand, 2010 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 0-1

Dirty Garry
Kasparov vs Fedorowicz, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

White Power (Sorry for the Pun!)
N Paikidze vs C Balogh, 2010 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

Just Great!
A Rubezov vs G Borisenko, 1960 
(B89) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Great Tactics
J Berry vs NN, 2004 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 1-0

12 Years and Beats Shirov
Karjakin vs Shirov, 2002 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Corner to Corner
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

Pono's Immortal
Ponomariov vs Kramnik, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Superior Endgame Skills
Ponomariov vs Leko, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 57 moves, 1-0

Pinter doesn't Care about Pins
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

No Half-Ass Attack!
V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Down the Staircase
Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2001 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 69 moves, 0-1

The March of the Sole Pawn
N Padevsky vs I Asmundsson, 1957 
(C18) French, Winawer, 16 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Topalov, 2006 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 1-0

Tossed on the Flohr
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Control of the Center
D Howell vs P H Nielsen, 2010 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Simply the West
H Westerinen vs G Sigurjonsson, 1977 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Juicy Gossip
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Balanced?
Ponomariov vs Carlsen, 2010 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 100 moves, 0-1

Budapest Attack
M Mayo Martinez vs J Herms Agullo, 2004 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

Two lonesome Cowboys
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Gelfand, 2010 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Defense! Defense!
Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Dance the Polgar
Judit Polgar vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2010 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

The Inquisition, what a Joy!
E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben, 1895 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

Splendid! Marvelous!
A Laster vs R Gahtan, 1975 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 18 moves, 1-0

Smells like Keene Spirit
Keene vs Robatsch, 1971  
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck
A Muzychuk vs Ivanchuk, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 24 moves, 0-1

This is Spartak!
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Oh Mar Got!
C F Schultz vs Carls, 1900 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 0-1

The Novotny
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

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