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BwanaVa's Favorite Flank Games
Compiled by BwanaVa
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A motley collection of flank opening games

Sidewinder Check wins game
Khalifman vs I Bukavshin, 2011 
(A16) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Benko blocks up Bisguier
Benko vs Bisguier, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

A Lein vs Ujtumen, 1964
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Lein Wakes Up!
A Lein vs Polugaevsky, 1966 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Panno vs Spassky, 1955 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs H Ree, 1972 
(A26) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Grischuk, 2011 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 0-1

B Amin vs D Boros, 2008 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 53 moves, 0-1

The game that got him his GM title
Seirawan vs G Sigurjonsson, 1980 
(A21) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Crazy Flankenstein type game
H Terrie vs E Tate, 2001 
(A21) English, 32 moves, 0-1

H P Garcia vs R Casafus, 1977 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Benko vs Csom, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Nice Attack out of the Botvinnik System
Seirawan vs M Vukic, 1979 
(A16) English, 30 moves, 1-0

M Vukic vs Chekhov, 1976
(A06) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Rogoff rolls at Lone Pine
K Rogoff vs R Blumenfeld, 1976 
(A20) English, 34 moves, 1-0

J Stopa vs S Greanias, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Ftacnik vs F Vallejo Pons, 2007 
(A20) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs J C Rather, 1936 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Larry Evans vs Foguelman, 1960 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Benko vs I A Horowitz, 1968 
(A12) English with b3, 20 moves, 1-0

Reti Be8 seals back rank
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Tigran takes a hit
Vaganian vs Petrosian, 1975 
(A16) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Santasiere, 1931 
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Hug, 1972 
(A04) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

M Piskur vs B Klein, 2012 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

E B Meyer vs J Peters, 1975 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

A Istratescu vs A Chernin, 1997 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 59 moves, 1-0

E Karahaliou vs M Fragouli, 1997 
(A04) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Benko vs Keres, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

A Maksimenko vs Glek, 1995 
(C00) French Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

N Miezis vs P Varley, 1998 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1977 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

Larsen's Perfect Game?
Larsen vs Geller, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Viktory!
Korchnoi vs I Sokolov, 1993 
(A21) English, 22 moves, 1-0

V Vepkhvishvili vs D Gedevanishvili, 1983 
(A05) Reti Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

A Muffang vs Robatsch, 1956 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Classic English b4 expansion with sham sacrifices
Szabo vs O Barda, 1953 
(A25) English, 58 moves, 1-0

A Filipowicz vs B Pietrusiak, 1964 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

R Panjwani vs A Tuxanidy Torres, 2009
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

M Bartel vs T Markowski, 2012 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

H E Myers vs J Penquite, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Textbook KIA N:d5 sacrifice
V Ciocaltea vs J Kozma, 1963 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Fedorowicz vs Joel Benjamin, 1976 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

E Nikolic vs Fischer, 1968 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Panno vs E Eliskases, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

R Borngaesser vs H Seegers, 1984 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1966 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Nxf7 thunderbolt!
Fischer vs Mednis, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Anand, 1998 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

D Daniels vs G Yzhow, 2014 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 22 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Retreat game
Petrosian vs Aronin, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

I Bilek vs Portisch, 1986 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky wins open KIA...shows key to c3 move in KIA
Reshevsky vs J Sherwin, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Stein vs Filip, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Larsen, Sousse, and the Botvinnik English
Larsen vs Ivkov, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

Pelikan vs W J Muhring, 1936 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs Vaganian, 1977 
(A21) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Keene vs Ray Byrne, 1964 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Classic Deflection-Rb8!!
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1966 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

25. h3...and white wins. Instead...
Kan vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 
(A25) English, 44 moves, 0-1

S Collins vs D Haessel, 2011 
(A15) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Textbook KIA v. the French
D Svetushkin vs V Varaciuc, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Classic KIA
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Look Out, Buenos Aires!
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Sidewinder Attack
Keene vs S Kagan, 1972 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

suddenly...it's all over!
Reshevsky vs Feuerstein, 1957 
(A05) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Lateral fork at g6.
Fischer vs U Geller, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Hyper sensitive F7
Keene vs Robatsch, 1971  
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Crazy Closed Sicilian
Lombardy vs Kaufman, 1972
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

The old Nh5 cover strikes again!
G Lorenz vs L Espig, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

W So vs A Giri, 2016 
(A36) English, 37 moves, 1-0

An English...but it's a KIA formation...
P Ricardi vs N V Pedersen, 2004 
(A13) English, 52 moves, 1-0

Complications!
Jennifer Yu vs A Melekhina, 2016
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 33 moves, 1-0

Youngest does the Fischer Ra1-a3-b3 lift
S Sevian vs E O Risting, 2016 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Stein KIAs again
Stein vs L Zinn, 1961 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Seirawan vs Larry Evans, 1980 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

TN nails Anand
Caruana vs Anand, 2016 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 33 moves, 1-0

e5 Sac to clear fourth rank
E Mitrev vs I Vladimirov, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Queen of Katwe attack
P Mutesi vs Mustafa Mansour Zienab, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Three captures-all lead to mate
A Mastrovasilis vs A Marechal, 2011 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Reversed Dragon-delayed QN development
Aronian vs A Giri, 2016 
(A20) English, 34 moves, 1-0

English e3 line v. reverse Botvinnik
Korchnoi vs P Bakker, 1976 
(A36) English, 52 moves, 1-0

Hodgson eschews e5 in favor of e4xd5
J M Hodgson vs Seirawan, 1986 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

a2-g8 diagonal strikes again!
Petrosian vs C B van den Berg, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Eljanov vs Karjakin, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Spassky nicks Portisch in candidate quarterfinals
Spassky vs Portisch, 1977 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

Spassky flank classic against Geller
Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Contemptuous Bishops, continuous pressure
Ding Liren vs Yu Yangyi, 2017 
(A06) Reti Opening, 51 moves, 1-0

A Giri vs Anand, 2017 
(A21) English, 33 moves, 1-0

K Spraggett vs P Llaneza-Vega, 2007 
(A05) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Yifan Hou, 2017 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Qd4 overloads Black QR
Anand vs Caruana, 2017 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

a1-h8 diagonal kills!
N Sulava vs D Draskovic, 2017
(A05) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

E Vladimirov vs G Agzamov, 1977 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

"Double Pin"
I V Kovalenko vs Fressinet, 2016 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 35 moves, 1-0

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