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JonathanJ's favorite games 5
Compiled by JonathanJ
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Pure Mate
Kiss vs G Barcza, 1934 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Brilliancy
Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Legendary Game
Breyer vs J Esser, 1917  
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Lonesome Cowboy
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Summer on Planet Chucky
Ivanchuk vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Nijboer from Hell
M van der Werf vs Nijboer, 2001 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

Like Toy Soldiers
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Cornered
Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2012 
(A05) Reti Opening, 80 moves, 1-0

Force
Stahlberg vs Alekhine, 1930 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 31 moves, 0-1

The Iceman
Nimzowitsch vs W Winter, 1927 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 45 moves, 0-1

Marshall Arts
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1905 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

Sonic
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Connect Four
A Pomar Salamanca vs J Cuadras Avellana, 1974 
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 50 moves, 0-1

Welcome to the Future
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 66 moves, 1-0

Awonderful Record Breaker
A Liang vs Kaufman, 2012  
(C45) Scotch Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Jack Off and Go
Short vs Jakovenko, 2012 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 51 moves, 0-1

Volokitin's Immortal
A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Stuck in the Middle
G Bauermann vs R Butze, 1979 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 0-1

Salazar Picante
H Munoz Sotomayor vs H Salazar Jacob, 1990 
(B83) Sicilian, 59 moves, 0-1

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

KasparON
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

Bangla Dash
A Minhazuddin vs J Mohammad, 2007 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 53 moves, 1-0

Dope!
Topalov vs Bareev, 2002 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Left Wing Terrorism
Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1903 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Good Bye!
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

Die Nazi Scum
E J Diemer vs F Lamb, 1947 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

That's a Morra!
M Esserman vs V Martirosov, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

Oddity
Nimzowitsch vs Leelaus, 1910 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

Queens
E Szalanczy vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Simple but Nice
Karjakin vs Morozevich, 2012 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 68 moves, 1-0

Corner Action
R Fontaine vs A Sokolov, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Count Down
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Quick and Efficient
Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Finish Him!
E M Jackson vs Marshall, 1899 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

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

Ravn Maniac
P Ravn vs Portisch, 1957 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

Draw? No Way!
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2013 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 92 moves, 1-0

Witchcraft
H K Mattison vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

Crank Frank
F P Carr vs W C Palmer, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Simon Says...
S Bekker-Jensen vs S Williams, 2013 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 0-1

Bird Flippin'
Bird vs J W Shaw, 1877 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

Many Mates
O Bender vs D Benge, 1962 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 0-1

Lev and Let Die
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Cheka Check Mate
Alekhine vs A Kaufmann, 1919 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Fork Me!
Shirov vs S Sjugirov, 2013 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Zugzwang!
Nakamura vs Wang Hao, 2013 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Mikhail Skywalker
Tal vs V Veders, 1951 
(C13) French, 34 moves, 1-0

Trompe le Monde
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2013 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 72 moves, 1-0

Not a Bit Too Early
G Popilski vs Jobava, 2013 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 16 moves, 0-1

Dragon Slayer
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 37 moves, 1-0

Do You Remember Walter?
Browne vs L Shamkovich, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 107 moves, 1-0

The Hunt for the King
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

The Pawn Wall
A Ipatov vs Kramnik, 2013 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Civil War
Pillsbury vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Trapped
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Sacrifice until a Draw is Achieved
Halprin vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Two Knight Show
Znosko-Borovsky vs J A Seitz, 1931 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 96 moves, 0-1

Alexander Flambéd
Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Tate it Orlov it
E Tate vs G Orlov, 1995 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

The Pipe Game
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Power of the Double Pawn
Naiditsch vs Aronian, 2014 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 0-1

Brave Rook
L Dominguez vs W So, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Ship Off Course
Kupreichik vs S Shipov, 1993 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Sending out an SOS
E Sos Andreu vs Kamsky, 2014 
(E91) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

2900 Ahead
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Silicon Monster
Rybka vs Houdini, 2011 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 53 moves, 0-1

Brutal Bruzon
M Oratovsky vs L Bruzon Batista, 2012 
(B30) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Hey Young World
V Fedoseev vs J Westerberg, 2012 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 20 moves, 1-0

Fabulous
Caruana vs Svidler, 2014 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Rumoroso
F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

What the Hell?
Rossolimo vs Livingstone, 1961 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

Way too Cool
Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(A05) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

Fox got the Bauer
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1901 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Comeback Chig
Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1893 
(C00) French Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

Here Comes the Infantry
Benko vs Tartakower, 1948 
(A53) Old Indian, 55 moves, 0-1

Blitzed
Tal vs Petrosian, 1975 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Zvjaginsev Sicilian
V Zvjaginsev vs Khalifman, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Pawn Down? Duh.
Fischer vs Tal, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

Yay! Wee!
Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Wei Yi Little???!!!
Wei Yi vs Ding Liren, 2015 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Dancing with Rooks
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1911 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 76 moves, 1-0

Supreme
Kasparov vs Anand, 2003 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 62 moves, 1-0

The Uruguayan Immortal
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

King David
Navara vs R Wojtaszek, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 1-0

Power to the Bishops
Svidler vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B53) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

You go, Hugo!
H Spangenberg vs Van Wely, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 33 moves, 1-0

The Dutch Evergreen
C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Cheers!
M Bier vs S Ricardo-Rocamora, 1876 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Long Shots
Young vs L Barden, 1945 
(C58) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

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

Benoni Republic
Tal vs Spassky, 1954 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Ro vs Ro
Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Famous Amos
A Pokorny vs Hromadka, 1926  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Emory and Ivory
de Firmian vs E Tate, 2001 
(B56) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Chuck Hunt
A Hunt vs Ivanchuk, 2015 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Who Keres?
Keres vs Bogoljubov, 1936 
(A14) English, 39 moves, 1-0

His Finest Hour
Fine vs N Grossman, 1933 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Go Vagan!
Lautier vs Vaganian, 2004 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

The Swindler
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ding Dong
Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

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