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iking's favorite games 2
Compiled by iking
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great finish on the bias AND on the file Qg6!!
J Zawadzka vs L Schut, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Paul Keres "Valitud Partiid"
Stahlberg vs Keres, 1936 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Nakamura vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

Anastasia's mate with 30 Qxh7+ Kxh7 31 Rh4#
Lasker vs Fortuijn, 1908 
(B01) Scandinavian, 31 moves, 1-0

"Reti-mate" before Reti
J Schulten vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C26) Vienna, 17 moves, 0-1

Adam's Grapple
Adams vs Topalov, 2006 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

31 Qb4!! forks rook and knight!
S Vaibhav vs M Panchanathan, 2008 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

21.Brilliant game culminating in a forced mate in 13, seen OTB.
H Danielsen vs C Hansen, 1997 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

White wins with 19. Bxf7+!
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Carlsen play the king gambit!
Carlsen vs Wang Yue, 2010 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs H Daly, 1929 
(A80) Dutch, 51 moves, 0-1

Round Thirteen, Game #91
Van der Wiel vs H Olafsson, 1991 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

Furious KID with Anastasia's Mate
G Andruet vs Van der Wiel, 1985 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 33 moves, 0-1

Another set of quadruple pawns
Van der Wiel vs Hort, 1981 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Ingenious mating combinations
J Rabinovich vs Levenfish, 1927 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

"Levon For Good" (game of the day Jun-03-08)
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 48 moves, 1-0

than tanned
Hoang Thanh Trang vs Tan Zhongyi, 2011 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Novotny, 33th move. Qg4!!
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

So You Think You Can Dance
Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1975 
(B44) Sicilian, 79 moves, 0-1

Smothered mate
Burn vs Owen, 1898 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

43...e5!! uses decoy, deflection, double attack & king hunt
G Gauglitz vs C Horvath, 1987 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 0-1

65...Ba4!
I Nepomniachtchi vs G Sargissian, 2007 
(C22) Center Game, 73 moves, 0-1

Shirov vs Caruana, 2011 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

"Max Out" (game of the day Jun-23-06)
Euwe vs Lasker, 1934 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 0-1

New York 1924 (First brilliancy prize)
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

A Case of the Wrong Queen
Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1898 
(C00) French Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

July 15: Caro Bungle
Chigorin vs H Caro, 1898 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

a brilliant stalemate trap!!
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Towers of Strength
Averbakh vs Bondarevsky, 1948 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

45. Rxf5! enables White to build a fortress & hold the draw
Salov vs Korchnoi, 1997 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Underpromotion that saves!!!
Adams vs Miles, 1993 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 122 moves, 1/2-1/2

"At Daggers Drawn"
J W Baird vs Spielmann, 1905 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

b4 It's Too Late
Sokolsky vs Strugatsch, 1958 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

"Trial and Ara" (game of the day Sep-15-07)
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

"Wild Horses" (game of the day Feb-25-06) 7 sacs
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

"Juicy Gossip" (game of the day Apr-21-09)
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

December 22: Chesney Roasting on an Open File
B Chesney vs Gulko, 1986 
(C16) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 0-1

Astounding Double Rook Sac
L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Gufeld's Immortal
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

38 ... Bc5xf2! turns Black d2-,e4-,f3-pawn mass into passers
Shirov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

larseny
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

D Sitnikov vs A Giri, 2011 
(B40) Sicilian, 49 moves, 1-0

23...Rg6! sets up a smothered mate
Balanel vs A Pytlakowski, 1951 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

34. .... Be3! interference
V Osnos vs J Yuchtman, 1969 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

May 11: Van de Loo Industries
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

Miles' Swindle
S Bouaziz vs Miles, 1979 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 49 moves, 0-1

Dutch Massacre
V Kahn vs R B Estera, 1939 
(A84) Dutch, 18 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs V Sergievsky, 1966 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 20 moves, 1-0

vitiugov's endgame prowess
N Vitiugov vs Morozevich, 2012 
(A16) English, 67 moves, 1-0

20 b5xa6! Capablanca's play is based on creating passed a-pawn
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

September 2: Geza Stripped
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Ding catches Kamsky in a horrible sequence of pins
Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

Kramnik Epic 2: A Beautiful Fantasia
Kramnik vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2011 
(A15) English, 87 moves, 1-0

Jun is Busting Out All Over
Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 1-0

"Know It Tal"
Tal vs Leonov, 1949 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Rook, Line and Sinker
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

31. Rf6!
Anand vs Bareev, 1993 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

"KID in a Candy Store"
Shirov vs Radjabov, 2007 
(E97) King's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

"David and Goliath"
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

A Zinkl vs Metger, 1897 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

15.? (January 27, 2012)
M Fette vs R Storm, 1991 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 17 moves, 1-0

22.Bxd5! exd5 23.Rxg7+!
Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A81) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

February 8th, 2012; (WED): White to move, 26. '?'
V Laznicka vs Kulaots, 2012 
(D85) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1-0

nagle's defeat
F Rhine vs S Nagle, 1997 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

pekka pekkachu!!!
P Pietinen vs C Randlov, 2012 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 32 moves, 0-1

41.? white to move
A A Lopez vs E Schiller, 2012 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 47 moves, 1-0

28. Bxg6
Mamedyarov vs N Huschenbeth, 2012 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

White to play after 32...Qxg2
Judit Polgar vs L B Hansen, 1989 
(C16) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

29.? (February 16, 2012)
Chigorin vs J Kotrc, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

unzipped
Unzicker vs V Mikenas, 1960 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

awesome
Wahls vs S Bjarnason, 1985 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

24...Ng4!!
A Lastin vs Bareev, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 0-1

21. Bxf5!!
Short vs Timman, 1988 
(C18) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

20.? (February 26, 2012)
Ivanchuk vs Tiviakov, 2008 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

"Don't Trust Ne1" (game of the day Feb-26-12)
A Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

13.? (Tuesday, February 6)
Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1923 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Unexpected rook sacrifice
J Aagaard vs P A Rasmussen, 1996 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

18.? (Sunday, October 31)
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

57. ...?
V Malakhov vs Ponomariov, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 57 moves, 0-1

22...? (Saturday, March 17)
Vitacek vs Duras, 1900 
(C22) Center Game, 26 moves, 0-1

11. Nd5! made possible by a discovered check threat
A Karklins vs A Sandrin, 1990 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

45...Re5+! picks off an unprotected Rook
A Timofeev vs E Guseinov, 2007 
(B27) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

Uhlmann's check
E Gereben vs Uhlmann, 1959 
(E61) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

Uhlmann
A F Ludvigsen vs S Sorensen, 1872 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

All The King's Horses
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

'Twas the Knight Before Christmas
H Clemenz vs Eisenschmidt, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

A f8 Worse than Death
Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Emanuel Labor
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

kaz attacks
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

17. fxe6!
Sokolsky vs Navrodsky, 1944 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Frizzed out
Fressinet vs Akopian, 2012 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

D Kokarev vs Wang Hao, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

26...c4!-zugzwang
J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

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

17...? (April 15, 2012)
Huebner vs A S Segal, 1969 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

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

Berlin's gpawn
Nakamura vs A Giri, 2012 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 1-0

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