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John and James will find this amusing
Compiled by rilkefan
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Hammer blow upon hammer blow, then an elegant end
Robert E Byrne vs Larry Evans, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Out of control. Way, way, way out.
Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Don't think Black can play this way, but who knows
N Kosintseva vs E Berg, 2007 
(C10) French, 42 moves, 0-1

exquisite combo leading to an exquisite attack
A Pomar Salamanca vs M Johansson Sr, 1966 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 27 moves, 1-0

very deep sac
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Ivanchuk sacs R for 3p + initiative
Ivanchuk vs V Erdos, 2011 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 60 moves, 1-0

Anand, out of control
Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

piece sac for mobile pawn center
Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

Bronstein-Ljubo
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Black's 30th move is comic
Kurajica vs Fischer, 1970 
(B50) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

beautiful multi-sac attack by Aronian
Aronian vs V Popov, 2005 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

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

many surprising moves by Hort
Miles vs Hort, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Moro the same
Morozevich vs Leko, 2012 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

sac of two pieces for pawns
E Formanek vs A Lein, 1977 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

wacky material balance
Janowski vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Giri-Aronian with 41...Ne1
A Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

Yusupov-Shirov - pins galore
Yusupov vs Shirov, 2012 
(A48) King's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

Calm king-walk
Rodolfo Cardoso vs Petrosian, 1975 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

long combo with a sting in its tail
Anand vs Bareev, 2000 
(C11) French, 38 moves, 1-0

N vs many pawns
Morozevich vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov; q sac; exchange sacs; unusual mayhem
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2014 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 43 moves, 1-0

Desperados, why don't you come to your senses?
M Ortiz vs M Parligras, 2014 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Karpov sacs for position
Karpov vs Gulko, 1996 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Radjabov crushes Ivanchuk - running h pawn
Radjabov vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

Evans, everything en prise
Hector vs M Antonsen, 2010 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

huh?
Morozevich vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

23rd century, though the endgame's more like 16th century
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Jobava, 2014 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 139 moves, 1-0

Interesting unsound KID, Saemisch with 6...Nc6
Aronian vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

no castle defense; g6 Kan
N Djukic vs Caruana, 2014 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 36 moves, 0-1

chained threats
M Marin vs E Dizdarevic, 2003 
(A21) English, 34 moves, 1-0

long chain of threats
P Nikolic vs N Grandelius, 2013 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Final position is a nice puzzle
E Grivas vs A Braun, 2008 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

amusingly random
T Hillarp Persson vs Hector, 2014 
(A09) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Timman goes for some chaos
F Braga vs Timman, 1982 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sax, Suba, miniature
Suba vs Sax, 1983 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1-0

Karpov; Rdd3
Karpov vs I D Dorfman, 1976 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

opposite-colored bishops
Le Quang Liem vs L Dominguez, 2011 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Exciting and random
D Baramidze vs Bologan, 2011 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 0-1

Nice struggle between Kramnik and MVL
Kramnik vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2011 
(A15) English, 87 moves, 1-0

Nf6, then lonnng endgame
Bu Xiangzhi vs A G Aleksandrov, 2012 
(A13) English, 96 moves, 1-0

Dreev-Yudasin, fighting f3 Nimzo draw
Dreev vs Yudasin, 1990 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen-Aronian rapid: ...Rxd5, ...Bxg3
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2011 
(A36) English, 85 moves, 0-1

conversion of initiative
Smyslov vs Fischer, 1970 
(A36) English, 44 moves, 0-1

...c5/f5 Benoni
Seirawan vs Mamedyarov, 2011 
(A43) Old Benoni, 29 moves, 1-0

Naka allows black to queen with check
Nakamura vs Robson, 2012 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

multiple promotions
Jobava vs Kamsky, 2012 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 58 moves, 0-1

non-development vs activity
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E35) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 5.cd ed, 19 moves, 0-1

several very cute moves; 4...a6 modern
N Ioseliani vs Svidler, 1997 
(B06) Robatsch, 34 moves, 0-1

Bf4/Bc4
Keres vs L Laurine, 1935 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

Nice tactics from a Panno
A Adly vs Wang Hao, 2011 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 56 moves, 0-1

QQp vs QBB
Shabalov vs Bologan, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 76 moves, 0-1

Nepo moves his king to the qside and pushes the pawns there
I Nepomniachtchi vs D Bocharov, 2012 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 49 moves, 1-0

Nb5 line is bad and W misses cool 23.a4 but still fun
Euwe vs Colle, 1924 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

pawns vs minor pieces
B Sambuev vs D Howell, 2014 
(A48) King's Indian, 60 moves, 0-1

tactical melee
Korchnoi vs Sax, 1989 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

good fight
Areshchenko vs Jobava, 2013 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 48 moves, 0-1

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