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The Kamikaze Collection
Compiled by sevenseaman

Games that are a bloodbath from the word go or at times somewhat later.

What a Q flourish!
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

A 7 -year itch for a Q flourish!
Karpov vs Geller, 1983 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Caution: High voltage .
Yanofsky vs A Dulanto, 1939 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Sack a R and simplify the game to a pawn check!
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Condemned Cellmates, niether of them a Houdini.
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

A cool hangman
K Volke vs M Schaefer, 1994 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

A prisoner in love with his chains.
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

A pin-point target with a slingshot!
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

How fast can elation transpose into dismay!
Anand vs Morozevich, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

A Passive King
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

To be able to see, one needs to look.
E Korchmar vs A Poliak, 1931 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Roadblock by own vehicles
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Tal knows the threats to his own K too.
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

A brilliant 'fool's' mate.
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Brilliantly brilliant
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Keep it going
Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 0-1

Simultaneous barnstorming
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Winsome Hikaru
Nakamura vs Smirin, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Squeezing the last drop from a position.
K Bischoff vs J Nogueiras, 1998 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 40 moves, 1-0

Profound calculations and some ruses
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

One of Keene's best! No slur on Miles.
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

A shattered defense
Taimanov vs A Shashin, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Win the endgame to end game.
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Q hangs behind the K to let him have the noose.
J Friedel vs Nakamura, 2007 
(C11) French, 51 moves, 0-1

You do not even know when the Q sac comes.
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

The roof came crashing down
Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Tchigorin, the x-ray machine!
Chigorin vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1903 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

One over Efim
Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Resigning is better than lockjaw 2 moves later
P Ofstad vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Harried Harry
J F Barry vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Meticulous preparation and a thorough plan
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

How to use horses in a dogfight.
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Work is play when in control
Lutikov vs Velimirovic, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Simple & straight
Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Using a bold front after a sacrifice
Pachman vs O Neikirch, 1958 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

Its mad, mad world
F Catheley vs M Hadzikaric, 1995 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Q is just another piece.
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

A positional giant out of position
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1960 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 24 moves, 1-0

Here comes the smother mate
Benko vs I A Horowitz, 1968 
(A12) English with b3, 20 moves, 1-0

Avoid the pitfalls
Stein vs Portisch, 1962 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

Expend and replenish, horsepower is like usance.
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Frozen rigidity
T Nielsen vs Thormod Furu, 2001 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 15 moves, 0-1

Black seemingly has enough weapons still.
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Forced to make forcing moves
Vitacek vs Duras, 1900 
(C22) Center Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Born again, to kill.
Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Same thematically, but deadlier.
Janowski vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

A calculating machine, not a man.
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

If the throat is cut, the head is of no use.
Ljubojevic vs J Durao, 1974 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Total chess
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

Sudden death
I Sokolov vs Dreev, 2001 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Enemy on the ropes, no let up.
Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Never sheathe the Excaliber
Stein vs Tal, 1961 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

See a worthy heir, die with a flourish
Azmaiparashvili vs Shirov, 1990 
(A16) English, 37 moves, 0-1

All roads lead to Rome
K Kalantar vs Petrosian, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Queen sacrifice can extract a big ransom
Khenkin vs Kasimdzhanov, 2001 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 0-1

Ceaseless attack on an unknown.
Staunton vs NN, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Stepping out with an intent to kill.
Anand vs I Sokolov, 1992 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

Fine details of a premeditated plan to kill.
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 28 moves, 0-1

Lindsay had very little say here.
F Lindsay vs Igor Ivanov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Levon souffle on a shaking board!
Aronian vs V Popov, 2005 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Use big guns if you have them powerhouses.
V Zurakhov vs Tolush, 1956 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

No blindspots, obviously!
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2003 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 39 moves, 1-0

Ostritch problem, the sand is no help
Keres vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Entry ticket has a price tag.
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 39 moves, 0-1

No traffic jams for the talented Tal.
G Barcza vs Tal, 1971 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Momentum carries the day over balance of power.
Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

A country or the chessboard, development is the key
G Kuzmin vs E Torre, 1981 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

A sense of timing of a sacrifice is genius
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Any superlatives for kamikaze?
G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Kamikaze goldmine
E Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Full Monty?
Bogoljubov vs M Monticelli, 1930 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 39 moves, 0-1

Sacrificing with a strategic plan.
I Morovic vs Beliavsky, 1985 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 36 moves, 1-0

Q to Q, 'Lets first settle it between ourselves'.
Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

An affair in the base camp!
Alekhine vs A Frieman, 1924  
(C21) Center Game, 26 moves, 1-0

A hamstrung B is a liability
Lasker vs Reti, 1924 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 32 moves, 1-0

A Q for the N and a thumping attack!
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

A surgical slicethrough.
Carlsen vs A Diamant, 2003 
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 moves, 1-0

A well sacrificed Q is never needed again.
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

So much lightning - no need to thunder.
Aronian vs Morozevich, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Beauty in brevity!
Colle vs V Berger, 1928 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Carving out the eagle's nest.
Spassky vs Kholmov, 1971 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Great minds copy Geller!
Anand vs Leko, 2009 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 36 moves, 1-0

Enough ammo to see off Panno!
Geller vs Panno, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Mid-board Q trap lends all the beauty!
Sutovsky vs E Inarkiev, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Life or chess, getting defensive is getting nowhere!
Nezhmetdinov vs P Ermolin, 1946 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Have a plan, and the courage of your convictions.
B Chesney vs Gulko, 1986 
(C16) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 0-1

Where Eagles Dare
C Schulz vs U Gass, 1972 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

If only I could take a little walk!
Oll vs Y Kruppa, 1987 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 1-0

White goes loco at 27.
Kavalek vs E Formanek, 1970 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 32 moves, 1-0

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