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
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 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 E Poliak, 1937
(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
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
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0
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
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
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 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
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
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0
I Sokolov vs Dreev, 2001
(D44) 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 S Popov, 2005
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0
Use big guns if you have them powerhouses.
V Zurakhov vs Tolush, 1956
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 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
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 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
E V Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0
Bogoljubov vs M Monticelli, 1930
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 39 moves, 0-1
Sacrificing with a strategic plan.
I E Morovic-Fernandez 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