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iking's GOTD collection
Compiled by iking
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mate in 2 by a KNIGHT - 21. Qxg7!
J Lechtynsky vs J Kubicek, 1968 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

take my Queen
K Rogoff vs Portisch, 1976 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

A Bombshell indeed...(GOTD)
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Nc8+
Kupreichik vs Tseshkovsky, 1976 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 27 moves, 1-0

White to move, 41. '?' (Thursday / Oct 27th, 2011.)
Sajtar vs M Dietze, 1943 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 42 moves, 1-0

McShane vs V Mirumian, 1999 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 0-1

Hug vs S Halkias, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Meins field
G Meins vs E Schiller, 1996  
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1-0

37. Nxe5+! initiates mate-in-five
Zhou Jianchao vs S Fedorchuk, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Farrukh's Far Rooks
F Amonatov vs A Timofeev, 2007 
(B89) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Bf6! punishes Black's "win of the Queen"
Z Almasi vs J Smeets, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

four horsemen of the apocalypse
H Clemenz vs Eisenschmidt, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

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

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

32 Rg1-g7+!! deflects f7-king so no support for e7 interposing
Aronian vs H Stevic, 2010 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1-0

Little Jack Horner's Revenge
Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1970  
(E97) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Underpromoted Game
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

23.?
Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1991 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

23...? (November 7, 2011)
Tseshkovsky vs Parma, 1979 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Queen Sac + Double Check
I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2011 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 41 moves, 0-1

21... Bf3!
B Lengyel vs V Mikhalevski, 1993 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs Stein, 1962 
(E70) King's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

D Mastrovasilis vs Short, 2011 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 26 moves, 1-0

25 Ng5xf7! exploits advanced position of White e5-,g5-knights
I Nepomniachtchi vs A A Kharitonov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 48 moves, 1-0

45 c3xQd4?: White did not even bother to examine 45 Rb1,f2xb2+!
Le Quang Liem vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 68 moves, 0-1

October 14: Rather Not
Capablanca vs J C Rather, 1936 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

positional sacrifices
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2011 
(A36) English, 85 moves, 0-1

Geller's Masterpiece
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Unzicker vs Saemisch, 1949 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 23 moves, 1-0

24 Rxd2 Bf3+ 25 Bxf3 Qf1 mate
R Janssen vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

C-mate with a pawn
J M Hodgson vs S Agdestein, 1986 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

monster knights maneuver
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 0-1

underpromotion wins it for black
S Atalik vs Miles, 1993 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

27.h5! A brilliant Queen sacrifice by Kaspy
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

35.? white to move . calculate precisely
D Leroy vs I Snape, 2009 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Veselin Toppled Off
Topalov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 53 moves, 0-1

indonesian bomber
Wang Hao vs S Megaranto, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein brilliancy prize
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

The Arabian mate
Stahlberg vs Keres, 1936 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Cavallier Kavalek
Larsen vs Kavalek, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Keres vs D Allan, 1975 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

"Squeeze Play" (game of the day Apr-14-12)
Adams vs R Polzin, 2010 
(C02) French, Advance, 54 moves, 1-0

ding ding
Ding Liren vs Onischuk, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 1-0

87.? (June 6, 2012)
Karpov vs Timman, 1986 
(A15) English, 105 moves, 1-0

11.? (March 25, 2004)
Kasparov vs G West, 1977 
(B40) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

October 15: Gata Catch 'em All
Jobava vs Kamsky, 2012 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 58 moves, 0-1

"King Leer" (game of the day Apr-16-09)
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 68 moves, 0-1

Pacman KO punch
Pachman vs Eckert, 1940 
(C13) French, 24 moves, 1-0

"General Pratten's small army"
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

"Sittin' on Topalov the World" (game of the day Oct-24-12)
Topalov vs Bareev, 2002 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

"Pontus in the Right Direction" (game of the day Jan-14-08)
Negi vs P Carlsson, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 36 moves, 0-1

"Soor Loser" (game of the day Nov-08-12)
S Soors vs A R Saleh Salem, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 35 moves, 0-1

Queen sacrafice leads to 13 move forced mate
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

4. Bxf7?! (Kentucky)
NN vs Blackburne, 1880  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

"Igordian Knot"
Seirawan vs Igor Ivanov, 1991 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

28 Rc1xBc5! yayks
Tarrasch vs Janowski, 1896 
(C25) Vienna, 32 moves, 1-0

"The Wizard of Oz" (game of the day Jul-09-09)
I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

13.? (Sunday, March 17) nasty mating net
Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

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

beating smyslov with the positional winawer
Robert E Byrne vs Smyslov, 1976 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 37 moves, 1-0

NERVES OF STEEL
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

"Bent on Destruction" (game of the day Apr-19-13)
Larsen vs Geller, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Shredder vs Gull, 2013 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bacrot's Mate
Bologan vs Bacrot, 2001 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 30 moves, 0-1

Leko's Gem
Leko vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2001 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

Yurgis is as Good as Mine
A Yurgis vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack: Shirov lost it in 13 moves!
P K Wells vs Shirov, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Najdorf Demolition
Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2010 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 17 moves, 1-0

Kavalanche of pawns
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

PONO ACE
Ponomariov vs Kramnik, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

french cooking
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

Weakness on the Laz Rank
V Laznicka vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

oll u know
Oll vs Shaked, 1997 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 35 moves, 1-0

mateuz
M Bartel vs V Laznicka, 2015 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Kg1!
D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 57 moves, 1-0

31...? (May 21, 2015)
S Martinovic vs Marjanovic, 1980 
(B40) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

"A Slav to Tradition" (game of the day May-24-15)
Kasparov vs Anand, 1993 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 65 moves, 1-0

sharp tie
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2014 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

taimanov beats karpov, d 1st
Karpov vs Taimanov, 1977 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

dufresne 13th warrior
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1851 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

34...? (December 12, 2015)
A Galliamova vs V Gunina, 2014 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 54 moves, 0-1

Janowski's Masterpiece
Janowski vs Alapin, 1905 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1-0

December 31: 2015: Liren Review
Ding Liren vs E Inarkiev, 2015 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

"Rock the Csaba" (game of the day Jan-10-16) 13. d4 ouch!
W So vs C Balogh, 2015 
(A21) English, 34 moves, 1-0

"So Now You Know"
W So vs F Vallejo Pons, 2014 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

"Latchkey KID" (game of the day Jan-17-16)
Spassky vs Larry Evans, 1962 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

"So Alive" (game of the day Feb-05-16)
W So vs Ding Liren, 2015 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 60 moves, 1-0

"Wei to Go!" (game of the day Feb-02-15)
Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

GUN FOR WEN
V Gunina vs Ju Wenjun, 2013 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 30 moves, 1-0

Twelfth Night - Magnus beat Naka again...
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2015 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 78 moves, 1-0

"Czech Engine" (game of the day Mar-10-16)
Navara vs Sasikiran, 2009 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Kidslayer - Nak
W So vs Nakamura, 2015 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

what a game ....
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 42 moves, 1-0

9.Qe2 grrr
Fischer vs Larsen, 1970 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

"Tiger Trap"
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1970 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Daniel's tiger claws
D Dubov vs A Brkic, 2016 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

griz ..
Grischuk vs Rublevsky, 2007 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

just fab
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

"Das Boot" (game of the day Jan-28-13)
M Paragua vs D Debashis, 2012 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

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