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The best moves of chess
Compiled by My Face
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Come on, o knowledge seeking student, you have come to the right place.All brilliant moves of chess, from 1850 to 2013

An Open Invitation - 14.Ne5!!
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Knight + Queen Sacrifice 17.Ndc4!! 18.Qxg6!!
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1901 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

A back rank weakness equals a whole lotta trouble 11.Bd5!!
Pillsbury vs Swiderski, 1902 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

An opportunity for brilliance - 15.Rxe7!!
Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Spassky creates winning moves out of thin air! 14...Rh1!!
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

New year's resolution, "Win beautifully! 24.Rxd4!!
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Two queens under fire, why attack a rook? 27.h5!!
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Push a pawn, doubly attacked,win the game 30...b3!!
A Conrady vs Velimirovic, 1966 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 47 moves, 0-1

Turning the tables - 31....Bd7!!
Burn vs Marshall, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Paulsen morphed - 17...Qxf3!!
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch trashes the kingside - 19...Bxh2+! 21...Bxg2!
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Real or Imagined? - 9.Nxe5!!
J Perrier vs F J Wellmuth, 1917  
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Who needs rooks? - 11.Nxd5!!
Reti vs Euwe, 1920 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Looks like nobody needs rooks! - 17...Rxh2!! 28...Rxf1+!!
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Reversal in banks - 22.Qxf4!!
Carlos Torre vs N Banks, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Wasn't that out of the question? - 20.Ng5!!
Flohr vs S Landau, 1930 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

No introduction needed - 17...Be6!!
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

No introduction for this too! - 24...Rxf4!!
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Welcoming the king to unfamiliar territory - 30....Qxh3+!!
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

The Anand immortal - 15...Bc5!!
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Rubin the immortal - 22...Rxc3!! 23...Rd2!!
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Gufeld's Glory - 25...Be6!! 29....Nb4+!!
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

Drew with one rook, but could have won with none! 35.h3!!
N Gaprindashvili vs Z Veroci Petronic, 1974 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bishop sac to get queen out of the way! 30.Ba3!!
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Exposing your king brings great rewards! 35...Kc6!!
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

A castle breaks down on the enemy 12...0-0!!
F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Castling in spite of it all
F Mora vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

A wall crumbles down 30.e4!!
Portisch vs I Radulov, 1969 
(A10) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Not the best, but the most beautiful finishing move!
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Rook sac to invade the enemy 48...Rxb3+!!
Brzozka vs Bronstein, 1963 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 70 moves, 0-1

Who's afraid of a little pin? 16...Nc3!!
Hort vs Alburt, 1977 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1

Opp coloured bishop endings are drawn, or not? 47...Bh3!!
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

My most favorite 24.Qxe5!!
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

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