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Great games that seem to be virtually unknown
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White knights on e6 and f6!
Uhlmann vs J T Barendregt, 1961 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 21 moves, 1-0

15. Na8! Deadly mating attack after swap of queens!
J T Barendregt vs Sliwa, 1961 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

H Akvist vs G Kuzmin, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

24. Rxa7! Positional Queen sac (for rook and passed pawn)
Hort vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 35 moves, 1-0

18. ... e4!! bringing the Bg7 to life!
P Dely vs T Horvath, 1977 
(B33) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sax vs Sveshnikov, 1977 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Dzindzi playing like Nimzo!
Tarjan vs Dzindzichashvili, 1978 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

J Peters vs Lombardy, 1977 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 34 moves, 1-0

G Kuzmin vs Beliavsky, 1977
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 24 moves, 1-0

Balashov vs Alburt, 1977 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

N Birnboim vs Dzindzichashvili, 1977 
(E91) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Lightning attack
D A Mohrlok vs H Ree, 1976 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 1-0

Maybe Barcza's greatest game and 1st brilliancy prize winner!
G Barcza vs O Troianescu, 1948 
(A06) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Totally unorthodox opening play - and a brilliancy prize!
E Steiner vs Tartakower, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Kotov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1939 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Levenfish vs P Dubinin, 1940 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 40 moves, 1-0

Lilienthal vs Kotov, 1940 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Alatortsev vs Lilienthal, 1935 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Kamyshov vs Panov, 1945 
(C28) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 1-0

18 Bxe5!!
Flohr vs I A Horowitz, 1945 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

Unbelievable complications starting with 20 b4!!
Ragozin vs I Solin, 1946 
(E70) King's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Kotov vs C Kottnauer, 1946 
(A53) Old Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

In Nimzo style
Aitken vs Bondarevsky, 1946 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 0-1

Lilienthal vs Kotov, 1945 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 43 moves, 1-0

E Zagorjansky vs P Romanovsky, 1943 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 63 moves, 0-1

Lilienthal vs P Dubinin, 1940
(E16) Queen's Indian, 63 moves, 1-0

Ragozin vs Kotov, 1945 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

N Kopaev vs Alatortsev, 1938 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

V Gergenreder vs Moskaliev, 1937 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Kotov vs Kalmanok, 1936 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

Rauzer vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Tactical fireworks!
P Lebedev vs Gonak, 1938 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

C Baranov vs Rokhlin, 1935 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

P Romanovsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925 
(C16) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

Romanovsky's immortal!
Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1927 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

A Kotz vs P Lebedev, 1937 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 34 moves, 1-0

Keres vs L Laurine, 1935 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

Spectacular sacrificial attack with the black pieces
Jansa vs Huebner, 1969 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Totally wild, 19th century-ish game with study-like finish
Huebner vs F Visier Segovia, 1974 
(B89) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Unbelievably wild game
Huebner vs J Kaplan, 1974 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 42 moves, 1-0

Huebner vs J Garcia Padron, 1976 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 27 moves, 1-0

L Dreibergs vs Unzicker, 1946
(C47) Four Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

Quick and precise destruction
Unzicker vs J H Donner, 1971 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Unzicker vs Timman, 1974
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

D Drimer vs Unzicker, 1970 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

Remarkable endgame
R Toran Albero vs Unzicker, 1968 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 41 moves, 0-1

Unzicker vs J H Donner, 1955
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 30 moves, 1-0

M Czerniak vs Unzicker, 1956
(C47) Four Knights, 56 moves, 0-1

Ravinsky vs Panov, 1943 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 36 moves, 1-0

Bondarevsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1962 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 0-1

Dzindzichashvili vs D Roos, 1979 
(A05) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Bizarre opening and remarkable mating attack
Quinteros vs Dzindzichashvili, 1980 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 0-1

Victorious king walk!
Dzindzichashvili vs Larsen, 1980 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Birth and power of the passed pawn
E Lobron vs Dzindzichashvili, 1979 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Drastic measures
P Biyiasas vs Dzindzichashvili, 1980 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Dzindzichashvili vs Nikitin, 1966 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 18 moves, 1-0

S Kagan vs Dzindzichashvili, 1976 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 39 moves, 0-1

W Schlage vs Reti, 1928 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 47 moves, 0-1

G Fontein vs Colle, 1923 
(A53) Old Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Breyer vs K Havasi, 1918  
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Spielmann, 1921 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

C Clemens vs K Darga, 1961 
(C46) Three Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Burn vs Schlechter, 1900 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 49 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury vs Schlechter, 1900 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

I Lesnik vs Joze Siska, 1948 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Szabo vs W J Muhring, 1946 
(C56) Two Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Winawer vs F Riemann, 1881 
(C22) Center Game, 31 moves, 1-0

J Mieses vs M Kann, 1885 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Unzicker vs M Czerniak, 1954 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Unzicker vs Wade, 1960
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 48 moves, 1-0

Unzicker vs Saemisch, 1947 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

H Rossetto vs Huebner, 1972 
(B20) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Brutal attacking chess
E Lobron vs Gufeld, 1983 
(B32) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Gipslis, 1958 
(A15) English, 40 moves, 1-0

K Darga vs A Dueckstein, 1963 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Flohr, 1938 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

H Woolverton vs D B Pritchard, 1959 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Brilliancy prize
Rossolimo vs Euwe, 1951 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 0-1

A M Giustolisi vs Euwe, 1950
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 31 moves, 0-1

Deceptive simplicity
Petrosian vs H Lehmann, 1960 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

Breyer vs Tarrasch, 1914 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 1-0

A sparkling Nimzo miniature
Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Unknown Capa masterpiece
Capablanca vs R T Black, 1916 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 63 moves, 1-0

P Blechschmidt vs Flohr, 1930 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 31 moves, 0-1

Schlechter vs G Marco, 1904 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs H Johner, 1931 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Stoltz, 1934 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

24 Rxh7!!
Larry Evans vs Santasiere, 1951
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 41 moves, 1-0

A forgotten brillancy
Pinkus vs R Durkin, 1941 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs Short, 1997 
(B40) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs Ivanchuk, 1995 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 32 moves, 1-0

Kashdan vs H Steiner, 1942 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Fine vs Shainswit, 1944 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

J Lechtynsky vs N Radev, 1981 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 44 moves, 1-0

Rellstab vs Kashdan, 1930 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

L Schmid vs K Langeweg, 1965 
(A16) English, 32 moves, 1-0

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