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morfishine's favorite games
Compiled by morfishine
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Here's a grouping of my favorite games. There is no identifying characteristic like "Queen Sacs" or "Pawn Storms" as others have so industriously done. These are just my favorite games. Enjoy

Black's striking 34th move leaves white helpless.
V Osnos vs J Yuchtman, 1969 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Madness
Kupreichik vs A Sokolov, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Fahrni
Alekhine vs Fahrni, 1914  
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein's 25-move masterpiece
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Simple, attacking gave vs French
Bacrot vs I Lysyj, 2009 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

Black wins French
A Fier vs M Gurevich, 2008
(C11) French, 37 moves, 0-1

Fighting French
Anand vs Shirov, 2010 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Denker Gem
Denker vs H Avram, 1939 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

A Stunning Game
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

So vs Shirov
W So vs Shirov, 2011 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Blackburne vs Burn
Blackburne vs Burn, 1868 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 0-1

Max Lange
M Lange vs Schierstedt, 1868 
(C25) Vienna, 21 moves, 1-0

Queen Sac
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Chaotic Insanity
Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 76 moves, 0-1

Dazzling Black Win
A Riazantsev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Petrosian
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Double Knight sac
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Brinck-Claussen
Tal vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1966 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

Kupreichik vs K Gschwendtner, 1996 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kotove vs Geller
Kotov vs Geller, 1949 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 0-1

French Craziness
T Kosintseva vs N Kosintseva, 2012 
(C18) French, Winawer, 66 moves, 0-1

6 Queens
E Szalanczy vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Sanatorium
S P Tanin vs G Sanakoev, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 0-1

Petrosian Par Excellence
A Pomar-Salamanca vs Petrosian, 1970 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 30 moves, 0-1

Yuchtman scalps Alburt
Alburt vs J Yuchtman, 1980 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

Nimzo miniature
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Kholmov Brilliancy
Kholmov vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

Yikes Anand loss
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 48 moves, 1-0

Great Draw
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1929 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Great Draw
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Papa vs J LeBon, 1987 
(B06) Robatsch, 23 moves, 1-0

M Brodsky vs Kramnik, 1991 
(B33) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

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

N Grandelius vs A Ipatov, 2013 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 37 moves, 1-0

McShane vs Aronian, 2012 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 76 moves, 0-1

Pawn Grabber
Caruana vs A Giri, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Tight Rope Game
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

Shocking Loss
S Fedorchuk vs S Almagro Mazariegos, 2012 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 16 moves, 1-0

An Immortal Game
Schmaltz vs R Har-Zvi, 2001 
(C25) Vienna, 24 moves, 0-1

Petrov 3.d4
Lubomir Cierny vs T Dusik, 1999
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury vs Lasker
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1904 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Tal Brilliancy
Tal vs Meduna, 1990 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Spassky Brilliancy
Spassky vs K Langeweg, 1967 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs Lasker Draw
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(B57) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Spassky
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Capablanca Positional Gem
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Veder
Tal vs V Veders, 1951 
(C13) French, 34 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov
B Shipov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1963 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs Tal
Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov
Nezhmetdinov vs L Lengyel, 1963 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 51 moves, 1-0

Wicked win by Black
Topalov vs G Minchev, 1988 
(B57) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

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