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Face the muzio
G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1872 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

A closed book
Keres vs E E Book, 1937 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 27 moves, 1-0

Sunday 20?
Ivanchuk vs Tiviakov, 2008 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

Dont trust Ne1
A Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

Karpov and the dragon
Karpov vs E Gik, 1968 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

19...Rd3!
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Tal peels a lemon
Tal vs Speelman, 1988 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

The not so talented mr. ripley
Tal vs J M Ripley, 1974 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 33 moves, 1-0

17?
Najdorf vs Frenkel, 1926 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

center of gravity
M Stolberg vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 41 moves, 0-1

Miles to go!!
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

How a chess game saved a life-through Treybal
Dus Chotimirsky vs Lasker, 1909 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Fool me once...
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Norwegian Would
Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1-0

In Soviet Russia, Bishop Takes Pawn
Tal vs Ghitescu, 1963 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

17? Thursday puzzle
W Reichenbach vs H Pfleger, 1960 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

22...? Good puzzle and nice story by Once
Vitacek vs Duras, 1900 
(C22) Center Game, 26 moves, 0-1

11? Nd5! in the sicilian
A Karklins vs A Sandrin, 1990 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Loek Spin
T Gareyev vs Van Wely, 2011 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Loman Mythology
Lasker vs Loman, 1903 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Brooklyn Lagger
Fischer vs Stein, 1967 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 1-0

Kitchelew on the flip side
M Hemmings vs A Horton-Kitchlew, 2001 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

79? Friday puzzle
Bogoljubov vs G A Thomas, 1922 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Interesting bishop versus knight endgame
Capablanca vs Reshevsky, 1936 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 58 moves, 1-0

Play it again, Sam
Reshevsky vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

17? Saturday puzzle
Smyslov vs Tolush, 1961 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

22. Nb6! Ne2!? 23. Qf8+!! Sunday puzzle
Short vs Miles, 1984  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 46 moves, 1-0

Super Mario!
A Vajda vs M Monticelli, 1926 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Xtreme Chess
E Liu vs A Barnett, 2012 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 27 moves, 1-0

killing two birds with one stone
Bird vs J Mason, 1876 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

17. Qh5! Saturday puzzle
A Alavkin vs V Diu, 2002 
(C48) Four Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

72? April fools?
McShane vs Ni Hua, 2005 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 76 moves, 0-1

45? A great game!
Duras vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C11) French, 49 moves, 1-0

Ding ate my baby
Ding Liren vs Lu Shanglei, 2012 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

44?
Duras vs E Cohn, 1911 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Reti or not here I come!
Reti vs Lasker, 1908 
(C56) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

25...? Great saturday puzzle!
A Ozsvath vs K Honfi, 1953 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 56 moves, 0-1

Alekhine's Immortal
Gruenfeld vs Alekhine, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein's immortal
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Nei Deep. A beautiful tactical shot
I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

One night in bangkok
Liu Qingnan vs Short, 2012 
(B32) Sicilian, 51 moves, 0-1

16...? Wonderful Sunday puzzle
Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

Giga Bites
G Quparadze vs V Bachin, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 64 moves, 1-0

Etude in g7!
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

The Quiet Variation
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

40? Lasker endgame genius
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1914 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Taming the Tiger
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

In the Dead of Knight
Blackburne vs W J Knight, 1877 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 1-0

Stoneware cooking
Nakamura vs R Hess, 2012 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Bh6! Beat's Kaspy's nadjorf
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 39 moves, 1-0

8...Na5? Gets crushed by Fischer
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Nakamura slowly improves to a winning position!
Nakamura vs Kaidanov, 2012 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 70 moves, 1-0

Kengis gone
Kasparov vs E Kengis, 1995 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

39. Rxh6!!! Brilliant Bronstein!
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 1-0

20...? Sunday puzzle
Tarjan vs Ljubojevic, 1969 
(B57) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Plan 9 from outer space
Granda Zuniga vs Seirawan, 1993 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1-0

Knight fever
Botvinnik vs Robatsch, 1966 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

47? Famous puzzle
Zukertort vs Englisch, 1883 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 moves, 1-0

Nez to meet you!
Nezhmetdinov vs P Ermolin, 1946 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

39? Garry wins
Kasparov vs Bacrot, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

"The Tightrope Game"!
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

53?? King trap!
S Agdestein vs Nunn, 1985 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

15? Insane sunday puzzle Nxf7!!
Seidman vs Santasiere, 1939 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 24 moves, 1-0

the evolution of chess
D Yang vs B Finegold, 2010 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

One Flew Over the Kingside Nest
Cambridge vs Bedlam Asylum, 1883 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 25 moves, 0-1

Skorched Earth Policy
Taimanov vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 35 moves, 0-1

Keres beats Korchnoi
Keres vs Korchnoi, 1952 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 22 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi and Bronstein
Korchnoi vs Bronstein, 1952 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 53 moves, 0-1

9. Bxf7+! Always be on the lookout for bishop sacs!
E Paehtz vs M Seps, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Bishop sac on f7!
W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Bishop sac and queen trap!
Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Smelting Iron Tigran
Smejkal vs Petrosian, 1981 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

America's Got Talent
Nakamura vs Robson, 2012 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

The SMERSH Gambit
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

29? Sunday puzzle
S Yudin vs O Loskutov, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 33 moves, 1-0

Walk on the Wild Side
Rodolfo Cardoso vs Petrosian, 1975 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

Naum Naum Naum
Tal vs N Levin, 1970 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

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

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

A Good Time Was Had by Oll
Oll vs Azmaiparashvili, 1993 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 40 moves, 1-0

25? Sunday puzzle
W Watson vs M Stangl, 1998 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Wild and Woolly
J Woollard vs M Woollett, 1889 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Pictures at an Exhibition
Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Torre de Force
Karpov vs E Torre, 1976 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 48 moves, 0-1

Tiger in the Tank
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Correspondence Game
A Sundin vs Erik Andersson, 1964 
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

Some People Call Me Maurice
Ashley vs A Lein, 1989 
(A28) English, 34 moves, 0-1

23? Saturday puzzle
D Khamrakulov vs S Abu Sufian, 2010 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Pinteresting
Radjabov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi and the "comedy of errors" game
Simagin vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 37 moves, 0-1

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

Weird Al Jankovic: minor pieces beat queen
A Jankovic vs R Zelcic, 2005 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1-0

Gawain's World (Grand Prix Attack)
G Jones vs Van Wely, 2007 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

To Kill a Mocking Bird
Morphy vs Bird, 1859 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 46 moves, 1-0

37...? Friday Puzzle
Smyslov vs E Jimenez Zerquera, 1965 
(A16) English, 59 moves, 0-1

Passed Pawns Must Be Pushed
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

17? Sunday puzzle
H Olafsson vs J Levitt, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

Gataraid
Kamsky vs Shirov, 2007 
(B30) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Paige Won
W Paige vs E Formanek, 1993 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 47 moves, 1-0

Horseplay
V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956 
(C11) French, 80 moves, 1-0

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