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Outer Space Chess
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

I'm Gonna Get my Big Sister!
G S Gudmundsson vs Prins, 1946 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 50 moves, 1-0

Wow!
V Mikenas vs S F Lebedev, 1941 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Promotion, Promotion, Promotion!
C Duncan vs T Gavriel, 1993 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 0-1

ToTAL Chess
Tal vs Tolush, 1957 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

The Drawing Master Attacks
B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

I Don't Understand It
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Oldschool
K A Walbrodt vs Loew, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

No Mercy
Karjakin vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 1-0

Luke Skywalker
McShane vs Carlsen, 2010 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

Impressive
Jelen vs M Dietze, 1936 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

Push the Passed Pawns
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

Vugar Display of Power
V Gashimov vs J Smeets, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Zugzwang!
Shirov vs Aronian, 2006 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 58 moves, 0-1

Dragon Style
Karjakin vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 52 moves, 0-1

Middlegame Mastery
Ponomariov vs Wang Hao, 2007 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 76 moves, 0-1

Crossing Jordan
J Ivanov vs I Cheparinov, 2004 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Magnus Magnus
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2011 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Never too old
Caruana vs Korchnoi, 2011 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Szuperman
P Szuper vs N Pogonina, 2011 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 60 moves, 1-0

Mighty Chucky
Ivanchuk vs V Erdos, 2011 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 60 moves, 1-0

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

Der Graf
S Baer vs F Graf, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

Spoiled Prat
Alekhine vs M Prat, 1913 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Tiger Style
Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 1-0

Nice One
Caruana vs Areshchenko, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 1-0

Epic Battle
G Barcza vs Prins, 1952 
(A06) Reti Opening, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

Awesome!
Bronstein vs R Vedder, 1997 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Obi-Wan Ben-Oni
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Mr Magoo
B Melvin vs R Cunningham, 1994  
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

Crusade
Ponomariov vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 93 moves, 1-0

So Grand
W So vs N Grandelius, 2011 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

The Tomb Game
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

*****
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

F***ing Magnus
Carlsen vs O Hole, 2005 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Absolute Classic
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

48. f4!!
Negi vs Caruana, 2011 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 49 moves, 0-1

People Under the Stairs
Piket vs R Douven, 1988 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 43 moves, 0-1

Mrs. Colombo
C Colombo vs C Steinbacher, 2008 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Heavy Armed
Sasikiran vs V Laznicka, 2011 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 72 moves, 1-0

Endgame Technique
Ivanchuk vs Bernardo Moran Nuque, 1985 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

The Army is Marching
S Bernstein vs E B Heal, 1940 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 1-0

It's a Trap!
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

Bang!
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Break Through
A Malachi vs A Bjornsson, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

Nice Endgame
R Hovhannisyan vs Robson, 2011 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 46 moves, 1-0

Stabbed in the Corner
Grischuk vs V Genba, 2011 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Shanked
Leko vs S Shankland, 2011 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 0-1

K. u. K. Monarchy
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 0-1

Battlefield
Sutovsky vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Gusev's Immortal
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 1-0

The Masked Grandmaster
R E Catig vs M Mills, 1974 
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Genius
Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

Miles ahead
Miles vs Bisguier, 1973 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

3 against 3
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(A13) English, 58 moves, 0-1

That's Me in the Corner
D Mastrovasilis vs Short, 2011 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 26 moves, 1-0

Pinned to the Wall
Maroczy vs Charousek, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Cornered
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2012 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 59 moves, 1-0

Attack!
Kotronias vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

A Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

Kamikaze
Movsesian vs I Chirila, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Sonic
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

Love Shak
V Erdos vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 74 moves, 0-1

Autopilot
Mephisto vs NN, 1770 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

That was Fast
P Larsson vs Englund, 1942 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

Young Gun
I Nyzhnyk vs S Siebrecht, 2011 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

All In!
Tartakower vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C28) Vienna Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Nice Endgame
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1933 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 74 moves, 0-1

Nowhere to Run to
Przepiorka vs Ahues, 1927 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 31 moves, 0-1

Wing Fight
M Bab vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

Battering Ram Chess
Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

Danger Efim
Geller vs Tal, 1975 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

One Queen Short
Short vs R J Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

Surprise!
P Lukacs vs W Becker, 1998 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Power Horses
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

The Quiet Variation
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs Robson, 2012 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

Absolute Classic
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

The Ides of March
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1983 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

One Keres
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Back Rank Tricks
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Double Check Before You Mate
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Good Endgame
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 74 moves, 1-0

Last Card
Schlezer vs Chigorin, 1878 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Correspondence Game
A Sundin vs Erik Andersson, 1964 
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

Late Revenge?
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

Incredible Endgame Technique
D Frolyanov vs D Dubov, 2012 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

Three Sacrifices on One Square
P Dubinin vs Nikola Petrov, 1936 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Go For It!
W Paige vs E Formanek, 1993 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

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

Ding Down
Vitiugov vs Ding Liren, 2012 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 1-0

Ranks and Files
M R Venkatesh vs B S Shivananda, 2006 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

A Man Plays on a Green Field
Spielmann vs Gruenfeld, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

Bollocks
Kotronias vs Bologan, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 0-1

Lady?
I E Morovic-Fernandez vs Beliavsky, 1985 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 36 moves, 1-0

Oh Yeah!
Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 26 moves, 1-0

Tactics!
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Die Mauer muss weg!
Caruana vs Kramnik, 2012 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Devostating
O'Kelly vs P Devos, 1937 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

Vintage
Kramnik vs G Meier, 2012 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

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