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King Walk
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

14...Rh1!! pawn attack
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

21. e5!! take that pawn
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's Immortal
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Boa constrictor
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

"Chess Boxing"
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

kick my spASSky
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

A Thing of the Passed
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

The Game of the Century
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

The Peasant's Revolt
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

French fried
G Guseinov vs W So, 2009 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

"The Magnus Effect"
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

epaulette mate
Nenarokov vs P Romanovsky, 1927 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

The Polish Immortal
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

A Knight's Tale
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi Écorché
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

NN vs Leonhardt, 1903 
(C22) Center Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Take a Pawn Hard Rook at That
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

topalov's best
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

Levon For Good
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 48 moves, 1-0

A Corus Line
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

The Brisbane Bombshell
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

V Malakhov vs Areshchenko, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Svidler vs V Malakhov, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Fine vs Botvinnik, 1938  
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 31 moves, 1-0

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

L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 
(A43) Old Benoni, 33 moves, 0-1

The Chinese Immortal
Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

The Galloping Knights
W A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

FISCER is Slaying the dragon
Fischer vs Larsen, 1958 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Dragon Dropkicks
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

interesting dragon
F Amonatov vs Le Quang Liem, 2008 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 60 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

Mark Taimanov's gem
Karpov vs Taimanov, 1977 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

mating net of five vaiations
M Krasenkow vs Adianto, 1998 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

Emil Fit For A King
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

Qh3!!
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Karjakin's gem
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Gris is the Word
Grischuk vs Ponomariov, 2000 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

24...Rc3!! Petkov Petrified Slav
V Petkov vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Judith Polgar's Immmortal game
Judit Polgar vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Yu Yangyi vs E Torre, 2009 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Ding Ding Ding
Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

Yifan Hou vs Ding Liren, 2009 
(C11) French, 66 moves, 0-1

Kamsky's Immortal
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Gazza's Tears
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 25 moves, 1-0

C Bauer vs Fressinet, 2011 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik's poisoned rook
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Sacs Sacks Sax
Karpov vs Sax, 1983 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

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

A Bolt from the Blue! (Tal rips open the position, Violently)
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1975 
(B44) Sicilian, 79 moves, 0-1

Fox Hunt
T C Fox vs Timman, 1970 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 0-1

Y Zherebukh vs R Felgaer, 2011 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

CHAO FAN
Li Chao vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

"The King's the Thing
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

V Malinin vs V Savinov, 1988 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Best Checkmate Ever
Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

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

nakamura's immortal
M Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Kasimdzhanov vs Anand, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

Kotov vs Smyslov, 1950 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 44 moves, 0-1

Naiditsch vs W So, 2010 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 111 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov's initiative
Topalov vs Ermenkov, 1994 
(C18) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

Phantom of the Opera Massacre
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Horse Racing
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Traxler Counterattack
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Petrofied
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Deflection by Larsen
Taimanov vs Larsen, 1970 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Connect Four
A Timofeev vs D Khismatullin, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Qd8+!
Svidler vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

Baad to the Bone
Jobava vs Bareev, 2003 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Bd7+ Kasparov immortal
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Bagirov vs A Machulsky, 1975 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

26. ...,Re2!!. A shot that would have made Marshall jealous.
Kamsky vs Svidler, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

two rook sac triggered by an unsupported pin.
Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 0-1

Djinni in a Bottle
Bareev vs Piket, 2000 
(A25) English, 40 moves, 1-0

25.Be8!
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

bishop pair that runs amok
Karjakin vs Ponomariov, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 0-1

Kramnik's three paws leads to win
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

19 Bxh7+ boom!!
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

Tal's Immortal
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

keep on attacking
Y Zherebukh vs A Kovalyov, 2010 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

3 pins to pin down the king
Seirawan vs Timman, 1990 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Crisis in Seville
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987  
(A13) English, 64 moves, 1-0

Tal's zugzwang-masterpiece
Tal vs F Reinemer, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

September 22, 2011: Emory and Ivory
DeFirmian vs E Tate, 2001 
(B56) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi's Novotny, 25th move.
R Fuchs vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(B83) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

#5 1972: back room swindle
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Take my wife. Please!
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Kramnik's Masterpiece (Game 14)
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Svidler's 29.Rxe5
Svidler vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Kamin Get It
A Reshko vs O Kaminsky, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

ravenous attack
N Shoup vs Marshall, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Tactical Concepts: Zwischenzug
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2007 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 1-0

Bologan Sandwich
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

R E Catig vs M Mills, 1974 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 29 moves, 0-1

nice bishop
R Hardarson vs G Livshits, 2001 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 43 moves, 1-0

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