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Something has got to give
M Dandridge vs B Kreiman, 1993 
(A04) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Diamant in the Rough
M Rodshtein vs A Diamant, 2009 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

23?
Granda Zuniga vs R R Lopez, 1995 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

26?
D Shevelev vs Bagirov, 1997 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Manik Panic Nd5 sac sicilian
E Hagara vs M Manik, 2000 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 20 moves, 1-0

23? Sac on h7!
C Hansen vs O Borik, 1998 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

7...Be7, 10.g4 b5 11.Bxf6 Nxf6 12.g5 Nd7 13.f5 Nc5 gambit decli
R Vasquez Schroeder vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 53 moves, 0-1

Burger Flipping
K Burger vs Zweiburg, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 21 moves, 0-1

Control-Ault-Delete
Fischer vs R Ault, 1959 
(B07) Pirc, 32 moves, 1-0

Loew Blow
K A Walbrodt vs Loew, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Another Kotov Paint
Kotov vs Keres, 1950 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Joy to the World
DeFirmian vs The World, 2002 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 52 moves, 0-1

34?
Xie Jun vs C Peptan, 1998 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 38 moves, 1-0

We're So Sorry, Uncle Alburt
Alburt vs J Yuchtman, 1980 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

Yates beats Alekhine
Alekhine vs Yates, 1923 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 50 moves, 0-1

From Russia with Luft
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 67 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury revenge 20? Sunday Puzzle
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1904 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Swindle of the Century
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

31? Qd6!
N Aggelis vs A Heimann, 2012 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 32 moves, 1-0

A Spoonful of Seegert Makes the Matthiesen Go Down
K Seegert vs M Matthiesen, 2009 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 70 moves, 1-0

23...? Rf4!!! Brilliant!!
Staunton vs Von Der Lasa, 1853 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

A Bitter Pilnik to Swallow
Pilnik vs Najdorf, 1942 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 32 moves, 1-0

Winning an Oscar
V Small vs Panno, 1988 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 1-0

25? Sunday puzzle
Morozevich vs Leko, 2012 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

Hort Beat
Taimanov vs Hort, 1975 
(A25) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Puzzle Sunday 27. ? Wow!
Svidler vs Kasimdzhanov, 1999 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

Topalov! 24?
Topalov vs Anand, 2010 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 30 moves, 1-0

18? Bxd5! Great save by Nunn!
Nunn vs Sosonko, 1982 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Nunn vs Sosonko, 1984 
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Shots in the Dark
Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

So Far, So Good!
W So vs M Mahjoob, 2007 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

18? Saturday puzzle
Karjakin vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

69? White to play Sunday endgame puzzle
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2010 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

B Pietrusiak vs Velimirovic, 1964 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Tarrasch the Thought--One of the famous Double Bishop Sacs!
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

connected passed pawns..yup
A Yurgis vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Who Let the Pawns Out?
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

Kramnik and the English
Kramnik vs D Fridman, 2013 
(A13) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Get your king out early!
Keres vs K Richter, 1942  
(A28) English, 59 moves, 0-1

Get your king out early--Yasser!
V Kovacevic vs Seirawan, 1980 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 0-1

Kaspy's best game?
Kasparov vs Svidler, 1999 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 31 moves, 1-0

Geller's Rf6, Bh6, Ng4 all hanging!
Geller vs Kogan, 1946 
(B53) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Be wary of a free rook!
O Martius vs K Darga, 1958 
(B53) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

34?
Reshevsky vs D Glueck, 1983 
(B06) Robatsch, 36 moves, 1-0

Garry flipping the Bird
Romanishin vs Kasparov, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

The Alterman Wall
B Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

Nd5 in sicilian, with a puzzle! 22?
B Ivanovic vs Ermenkov, 1983 
(B54) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

27? Tough Saturday puzzle!
H E Myers vs J Penquite, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Nezly done!!
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

Spassky's 28...Qf3!! Jaw-dropper!!!
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

...Qb2! A tactic to remember
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Capa's best game ever?
Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1914 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Now Who's the Winawer?
J Mason vs Winawer, 1882 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 1-0

20.? friday puzzle
M D Tseitlin vs A Krutiansky, 1971 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 23 moves, 1-0

1 against 3
Steinitz vs Pillsbury / Barry / Nelson / Snow, 1892 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

Much to his Chigorin
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Crisis in Seville
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987  
(A13) English, 64 moves, 1-0

A Thing of the Passed
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

19? Great Friday puzzle! One of Rudolf Spielmann's Best Games
Spielmann vs S Landau, 1933 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

21? Excellent puzzle
L Esterman vs I Friedman, 1963 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

16.? great game
Flohr vs Kashdan, 1933 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 30 moves, 1-0

Karpov and opposite bishop endgame
Smejkal vs Karpov, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 72 moves, 0-1

Long Story Short
Short vs Kasparov, 1989 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 103 moves, 0-1

Canda Crush
G Michelakis vs D Canda, 2004 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 32 moves, 1-0

16? Tuesday Puzzle, black accepts the Bg5 sac…Ng4 wud be better
G Roeder vs D Heinbuch, 1982 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 16 moves, 1-0

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

Tal vs Lutikov, 1971 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anand's best game--nerves of steel!
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Not Too Shabby
Shabalov vs Smirin, 1992 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 78 moves, 1-0

R Djurhuus vs O Dannevig, 1999 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 26 moves, 1-0

19? Friday puzzle
V Mikenas vs Flohr, 1933 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

17? A nice game from Spassky
Spassky vs H Pfleger, 1979 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Crazey Krazen
M Krasenkow vs A Iljushin, 2014 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

22?
Kavalek vs Khodos, 1965 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 22 moves, 1-0

The English Conquest
J Gallagher vs S Conquest, 1988 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Blackburne, 1914 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

PB's Dodd Gambit!
G Neumann vs A Gohle, 1864 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Friday puzzle: 25…? Good attack!
C Guillermo Poch vs A Planinc, 1971 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 27 moves, 0-1

Y'all Reti for This?
Reti vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Velimirovic and Planinc--great attacking game!
Velimirovic vs A Planinc, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Gata hand it to him!
Leko vs Kamsky, 2008 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 61 moves, 0-1

30…? good puzzle and game
L T Haller vs A H Robbins, 1884 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

My Pal Tal
Tal vs Benko, 1959 
(B27) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

All Bets Are Off!
A Alexikov vs A Bets, 2001 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 58 moves, 1-0

21…?
Benko vs W Hartmann, 1984 
(A16) English, 21 moves, 0-1

21. ...? insane Sunday puzzle--great attack!
D Fridman vs Naiditsch, 2013 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

Nunn Better!
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

20? Good puzzle for White in R-R Sicilian
Yifan Hou vs Yu Yangyi, 2013 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 31 moves, 1-0

Najdorf and his KID
Taimanov vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 43 moves, 0-1

Capa fights back after blundering a piece!
Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

Contempt of Court
Z Frankel vs R A Court, 1964 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 1-0

Black and Decker
Spielmann vs C L C Dekker, 1934 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Fischer takes down the 6.g3 sicilian
Matulovic vs Fischer, 1968 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Show Me Vitiugov
A Timofeev vs N Vitiugov, 2007 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 60 moves, 0-1

The Taxicab Game
M G Isakov vs S Ramanujam, 2014 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Talportischion
Tal vs Portisch, 1965 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0

30? Keres and a queen sac!
Keres vs Spassky, 1955 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Queen sac -- Gosta wind!
Spielmann vs Stoltz, 1930 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

Poor Little Critter
Stockfish vs Critter, 2014 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 64 moves, 1-0

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