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Craziest
Compiled by Aptenodytis
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"There are three kinds of sacrifices: sound, unsound and... mine." (M. Tal)

The Pawnmover Man
E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

Something went wrong
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Take the center
Pachman vs Fischer, 1959 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

I will sacrifice
S Morrison vs T K Hemingway, 1952 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Insane
Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Jump on
Timman vs K Spraggett, 1985 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Musaiev vs M Karmov, 1979  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 28 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

M Lyell vs J Friedland, 2001 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 69 moves, 1-0

Kotronias vs Grigoriants, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 28 moves, 1-0

V Winz vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

A Case of the Wrong Queen
Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1898 
(C00) French Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Royal Succession
L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

The Pruess is Right
D Pruess vs W Shipman, 1998 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Gligoric, 1963 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 43 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Topalov, 2012 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

Nerves of Steel
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Robert E Byrne vs Larry Evans, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs J Fluvia Poyatos, 2007 
(D80) Grunfeld, 43 moves, 1-0

Living in the Material World
Rossolimo vs Livingstone, 1961 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

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