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MJCB likes those games
Compiled by MJCB

These are games I enjoyed watching and like to keep a record of.

Nice attack by "computer" of the old days.
Mephisto vs NN, 1770 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Pawn structures battle, with some entertaining tac-tricks
J Bruehl vs Philidor, 1783 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

Black's cavalry charges back on time for mate!
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Queen seems lost only to... get sacked for delivering mate!
Bledow vs K Schorn, 1839 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

An abrupt yet pretty ending!
W M Popert vs Cochrane, 1841 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

A neat finish!
J Schulten vs E Rousseau, 1841 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 0-1

Ingenious attack.
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Queen is trapped in her attack, leaving king undefended!
Michelet vs Kieseritzky, 1845 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

The art of finding resources to build an attack!
Anderssen vs Falkbeer, 1851 
(C58) Two Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Counter attack, tactics and... mate!
C Bayer vs Falkbeer, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Nice pieces coordination
Staunton vs Von Der Lasa, 1853 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

King hunt into white pawns net!
M Lange vs Von Schierstedt, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

White king long march to deliver black king mating message!
Anderssen vs de Riviere, 1859 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Black mates by setting discovered check against him!
Mandolfo vs Kolisch, 1859 
(C26) Vienna, 19 moves, 0-1

The art of coordinated attack.
Morphy vs James Thompson, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 26 moves, 1-0

Queen sac initiates cavalry lethal charge!
J Smith vs G H Derrickson, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

Queen sac lures king into fatal cavalry charge!
A Saalbach vs H Pollmaecher, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

White's attack sets black pieces for fatal counter strike!
Mayet vs Hirschfeld, 1861 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 0-1

Trapping the opponent into a losing trap!
Andrews vs F G Janssens, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Attack, ongoing resources renewal, and... Mate!
Prince Dadian vs Kolisch, 1867 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

A bolt from the blue!
Kolisch vs Loyd, 1867 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Splendid final combination.
Loyd vs S Rosenthal, 1867 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 1-0

Sudden death!
D Thompson vs Mackenzie, 1868 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 0-1

White gives fatal final blow on game where black plays for mate
E Schallopp vs R Hein, 1868 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

A neat conclusion
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

The art of building up an attack!
De Vere vs J Minchin, 1871 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

Queen sac and quiet move for unstoppable mate!
G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1872 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Surprise queen sac a move 7, king hunt and... mate!
H P Schlemm vs S Wranay, 1872 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Beautiful king hunt
Hamppe vs A Schwarz, 1873 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

Nice tactics for mating attack!
Chigorin vs Davydow, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

Queen sac for pawn storm winning with under promotions!
G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1874 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

White positions pieces for final assault, but got mated first!
Von Marlozan vs Prince Dadian, 1876 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

A neat trap!
C T Goering vs Anderssen, 1877 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

A very nice king hunt.
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 1-0

Surprise queen offer lures king into mate!
Mackenzie vs J Mason, 1878 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

Attack build up and... mate!
W Paulsen vs Anderssen, 1878 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Queen and rook sacs remove defenders of mated king!
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Nice tactics for intrusion on both sides of the board!
J Mason vs Winawer, 1882 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 1-0

Queen sac to open lines for mate!
Blackburne vs Mackenzie, 1882 
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Strategic domination culminating in two Queen sacs!
Zukertort vs Englisch, 1883 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 moves, 1-0

Good old Queen sac, with simple neat last move!
Zukertort vs NN, 1884 
(C28) Vienna Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Brutal conclusive finish!
P Richardson vs E Delmar, 1885 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Pawn sac initiates attack, field domination and... mate!
Blackburne vs Lush, 1885 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

Blacks seems to win when rook sac turns tables!
Blackburne vs Lipschutz, 1889  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

King side attack with pretty conclusion
Lasker vs Von Popiel, 1889 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 0-1

Trademark double bishop sac on king's castle
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

A pretty final conclusion
Hermann Neustadtl vs O Valenta, 1889 
(C25) Vienna, 19 moves, 0-1

Sneaky sacs leading to mate!
Prince Dadian vs Kreutzahler, 1891 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

Opening inaccuracy punished with brutal lethal ending.
J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Pawns penetration!
Butler vs G W Baynes, 1891 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

A lonesome victorious knight!
F Young vs L Dore, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 22 moves, 1-0

A nice surprise final move!
W Donisthorpe vs Mundell, 1892 
(C46) Three Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

Queen sac and rook offer allow agile bishops to get the win
Stebbings vs J Narraway, 1893 
(C22) Center Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Queen sac, king hunt, big mêlée, rook sac and mate!
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Rooks sac , bishop zig-zag deviation and... mate!
B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

The queen is lost, but pieces activity lead to mate!
Schlechter vs Herzfeld, 1893 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

A king marching to the death row...
E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben, 1895 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

Nice mate.
J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

King hunt!
Smitten vs Prince Dadian, 1896 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Sacs with impressive finish by the Queen!
K Zambelly vs Maroczy, 1897 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

A delightful finish!
Marshall vs W Napier, 1898 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 52 moves, 1-0

Queen sac followed by battery set seals the mating attack!
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1898 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Beautiful wild attack!
J Tolosa vs Joan Carbo i Batlle, 1898 
(C26) Vienna, 19 moves, 1-0

Surprising and simple yet deadly fatal penetration!
Janowski vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Sharp attack with clever finish!
S Niemzowitsch vs Neumann, 1899 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Reciprocal tactics, with abrupt finish!
S P Johnston vs Marshall, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Queen sac followed by nice forcing moves for mate.
C F Schultz vs Carls, 1900 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Nice mating attack!
M Brody vs L Banya, 1901 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Resigning in a winning position!
Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Miracle escape!
Lasker vs Loman, 1903 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Four(!) pawns are brought to the 7th rank to seize the win!
F J Lee vs H Shoosmith, 1904 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

A nice attack with a pretty finish.
W Napier vs NN, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Surprise Queen sac seals the game!
Albin vs O Bernstein, 1904 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

A pretty final conclusion
A W Fox vs H L Dickerson, 1904 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 27 moves, 1-0

Fireworks on the board!
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

A picturesque finish
Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

A neat final move!
Marshall vs Von Scheve, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

A fierce attack!
Tartakower vs Vidmar, 1905 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

Strategic domination
Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Tables abruptly turned!
Swiderski vs Spielmann, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Queen side heavy artillery atack!
Capablanca vs R Raubitschek, 1906 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Black allows white to win material and improve his own attack!
R Raubitschek vs Capablanca, 1906 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

Nice simple and deep combination.
Rubinstein vs Burn, 1906 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

The art of survival
Znosko-Borovsky vs Salwe, 1907 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

A nice final combination!
B Blumenfeld vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

King is netted until fatal blow!
Muller vs Bayer, 1908 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Strategic superiority, material, gain and... mate!
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

Subtle Queen swichenzug leads to won ending!
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Fantastic defensive queen move turns tables!
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Art of sacrifice
Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1910 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

A witty last move.
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Leonhardt, 1910 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

A nice final touch!
Alekhine vs NN, 1911 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

Queen sac for king hunt and mate!
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Attack on both sides and the art of tuning tables!
Duras vs E Cohn, 1911 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

An opening trap!
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

Surprise Queen offer, kingside penetration and... win!
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Sacs for conclusive mating attack!
Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Seeking relief in castling, he gets mated!
Ed. Lasker vs F Englund, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Queen sac for slow burn attack!
J Mieses vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Thrilling endgame!
Janowski vs O Chajes, 1913 
(C49) Four Knights, 108 moves, 1-0

Queen sac, king hunt and... mate!
Alekhine vs M Prat, 1913 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Superior development, attack, sac, and... Mate!
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Double bishop sac!
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Brilliant final interposition move!
Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

A pretty final combination!
C Elison vs Nimzowitsch, 1915 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Self jailing his "bad" bishop to... win the game!
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Sacs for the initiative!
Helmer vs J Krejcik, 1917 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Power of double check, and nice ending!
E J Diemer vs Schuppler, 1937 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

When tripled paws are not a disadvantage!
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1918  
(A53) Old Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

Fianchetto bishop in adverse castle, Queen sac and... mate!
V Gonsiorovsky vs Alekhine, 1918 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

A pawn minus, black starts winning attack!
Rubinstein vs Vidmar, 1918 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

White trapped to play effectively with one piece less!
W Winter vs Capablanca, 1919 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

Black seems to finally win, but white manages to mate!
Alekhine vs A Kaufmann, 1919 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Sacking pieces for king hunt!
G Janny vs I Gudju, 1920 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Double rook sac for complex attack and mate!
Reti vs Euwe, 1920 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Defense preparing splendid counter attack!
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1-0

Attack killed by counter attack!
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Shocker move leads to logical mating conclusion!
Kraussold vs Volt, 1921 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Beautiful penetration sacrifice for slow burning attack
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Cavalry charge!
Erdos vs Lichtner, 1922 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Queen is trapped, and king is mated!
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

Strategic domination, penetration and win!
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Seventh rank domination, and weak dark squares!
Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

Queen sac for irresistible activity of light pieces against King
Capablanca vs E Tholfsen, 1924 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

X-Ray mate!
Euwe vs Loman, 1923 
(A09) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Piece sac for board domination and zugzwang!
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Quality exchange sac for long term powerful initiative and win!
Alekhine vs Yates, 1923 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 50 moves, 0-1

Queen sac for slow burning attack!
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

Spectacular zugzwang!
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs F Bohatirchuk, 1924 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

Attack suddenly accelerates for... Mate!
Janowski vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Early pawn sac for pieces activity, pins and win!
Dus Chotimirsky vs Capablanca, 1925 
(A48) King's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

Virtuoso attack in blindfold simul!
Alekhine vs A Frieman, 1924  
(C21) Center Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Carlos Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

The art of penetrating the enemy's camp!
Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A81) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Queen sac allows rooks to fatally enter last rank!
Alekhine vs Colle, 1925 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Surprise end game tactics!
Reti vs P Romanovsky, 1925 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

Knight retreat prepares... attack!
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926  
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1-0

Bold Queen manœuvre before attack!
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

Skewer ignores the exchange to aim at king!
Spielmann vs H Gebhardt, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Squeeze and mate!
O Balk vs R J Barnes, 1926 
(C58) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Strangulation and... exécution!
Nimzowitsch vs H Duhm, 1926  
(A13) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Sacs to create pawn penetration!
Alekhine vs N Schwartz, 1926 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 54 moves, 1-0

Dramatic exemplification of over protection
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Pawn race leading to 4 queens battling for mate!
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

The art of creating magic tactics!
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1927 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Brutal counter attack!
Reti vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Slow strangulation until... mate!
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1928 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

En passant mate!
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

A beautiful finish!
Spielmann vs M Walter, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

H pawns shifted to G column for mate!
Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

A skillful knight wins the quality and... the game!
Botvinnik vs P Sharov, 1928 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Queen sac initiates fatal king hunt!
Nietsche vs Factor, 1928 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

Black's fork seems to win, but fails to white clever tactics!
S Takacs vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

All pieces align on one column before the onslaught!
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Outstanding attack!
Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

Swift and deadly counterattack!
Samsonov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1929 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

A masterly attack of the castle!
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

After King escapes hunt, pieces strike back!
H Geiger vs W Wurm, 1930 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 39 moves, 0-1

Strategic masterpiece
Weenink vs L Gans, 1930 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Power of pin and battery!
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

Sharp attack!
J Cukierman vs Tartakower, 1930 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Battle goes on when sudden tactical blow ends the game!
Nimzowitsch vs Bjorn Nielsen, 1930 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Create a hole, and then penetrate it!
F Bethge vs Legal, 1930 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Winning attack based on pins, sacs and passed pawns.
A Yurgis vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Direct king attack suported by clever pins
Noteboom vs A Gromer, 1931 
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical,, 33 moves, 1-0

Just going after the King!
Alekhine vs A Asgeirsson, 1931 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 1-0

King punished for delay to escape center on time.
A Karu vs Keres, 1931 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

A well built attack, with fine nice ending!
Menchik vs G A Thomas, 1932 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Endgame with two knights!
Znosko-Borovsky vs J A Seitz, 1931 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 96 moves, 0-1

King hunt with quiet move before the mate!
H Ohman vs G Buck, 1931 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

Surprise Queen sac for unexpected mate!
Lewis vs E L Dayton, 1942 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

Sharp attack, with minor pieces trapping adverse king!
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 1-0

Fantastic finish!
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Black pawn nails white king's coffin.
Rauzer vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 29 moves, 0-1

Weak squares leading to brutal attack and conclusion!
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Knights charge on the adverse king castle!
J Enevoldsen vs Nimzowitsch, 1933 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Knight sac and zwischenzugs allow deadly castle penetration!
Fine vs Dake, 1933 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Superb attack!
L Blumenoff vs Keres, 1933 
(A06) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Instead of taking piece back, white... mates!
Tylor vs W Winter, 1933 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

A well formed attack with a sudden finish!
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

Splendid knight intrusion initiates won ending!
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1934 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

Surprise Queen sac for superior winning position!
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Nice pice sac for center paws rolling to victory!
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

Brilliant rook irruption initiates beautiful attack!
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Centralized prices deliver storming finish!
E Adeler vs Choinatzky, 1936 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Queen retreats but next move Queen sacs!
N Kosolapov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C47) Four Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Heavily artillery in "rugby Pac" style before breakthrough!
Capablanca vs E Eliskases, 1936 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 1-0

Queen takes the staircase to reach victory!
M Lowcki vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Queen sac deviate pawns opening line for fatal back rank mate!
Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1937 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

Nice deviation leads to mating attack!
Menchik vs Graf-Stevenson, 1937 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

Pin countered by counter-pin!
V Makogonov vs Chekhover, 1937 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

Nice tactics with neat clean final conclusion
Capablanca vs Rossolimo, 1938 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

A lively attack with a neat finish!
F Parr vs G Wheatcroft, 1938 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

Bishop walks into black position, followed by the cavalry!
Keres vs Smyslov, 1939 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

A beautiful final move!
G Fontein vs Euwe, 1939 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 0-1

Black do not manage to prevent pretty mate!
Kotov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1939 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Sac and quiet move before mating ending.
M Stolberg vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 41 moves, 0-1

Queen sac unleashes minor pieces activity for win!
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Simple but deadly final move!
Denker vs H Avram, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Pawn avalanche race!
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

Tactics fireworks leading to... mate!
Bronstein vs V Mikenas, 1941 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Pieces sacs to extract the king and then... mate it!
P F Schmidt vs H Nowarra, 1941 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Tactics with abrupt early ending!
Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

Quality sac to allow pieces to dance the king around until mate
Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Neat mating combination!
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Elegant mate from Queen sac!
Sajtar vs M Dietze, 1943 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 42 moves, 1-0

Quiet pin break: black is defenseless against dual mate threat!
V Soultanbeieff vs V Borodin, 1943 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Blow after blow...
M Luckis vs Stahlberg, 1944 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 1-0

Multiple sacs for slow burning attack and ... mate!
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

Very beautiful last move!
Stahlberg vs A Becker, 1944 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 48 moves, 1-0

Splendid attack!
V A Vasiliev vs Tolush, 1945 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Attack gem!
Tolush vs Kotov, 1945 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 1-0

A Queen sac leading to pices activity and... mate!
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1945 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 1-0

A nice Queen hunt!
Krogius vs N Aratovsky, 1945 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Poisoned piece.
Novotelnov vs D Rovner, 1946 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Knight jumps unprotected and dominates final combination!
L Stumpers vs Euwe, 1946 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Knight sac allows advanced pawns to win the game!
Petrosian vs Petrovsky, 1946 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

A sudden and abrupt ending!
Chulkov vs Gavemann, 1947 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

Pawns sacs for open lines, pieces activity, queen sac...mate!
E J Diemer vs Toth, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

The art of gaining material.ed
G Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Bishop sac initiates complex beautiful attack!
Tal vs J I Zilber, 1949 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Tactics, sacs for passed paws, and elegant final move!
Geller vs Averbakh, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

Rich tactics, and art of counter play!
I Rivise vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1954 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 40 moves, 0-1

Queen sac initiates attack that ends with subtle move!
Lilienthal vs Nezhmetdinov, 1954 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Rumble on the board.
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B06) Robatsch, 45 moves, 1-0

Nice tactical shots!
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Abrupt intrusion for mate!
H Rossetto vs Rodolfo Cardoso, 1958 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 1-0

Dreamt game!
NN vs Bronstein, 1961 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 19 moves, 0-1

Rook sac opens lines for forceful opposite camp penetration
Unzicker vs Fischer, 1962  
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Black is always about to kill, but white always strikes first!
A Ostapenko vs Yartsev, 1969 
(B89) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Strategic and tactical motives hand in hand for the win!
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1969 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Surprise and compelling last move!
K Grigorian vs Dzindzichashvili, 1969 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 14 moves, 0-1

Unbelievable queen sac for superb attack
Spassky vs Kholmov, 1971 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Nice miniature
R Runau vs Schmidt, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Pawn chain and two bishops dominate two rooks.
A Pomar Salamanca vs Smejkal, 1972 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 35 moves, 1-0

Bloodbath reciprocal tactics!
A Planinc vs Minic, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 0-1

Pin and zugswang!
J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

A fine final combination
Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Surprise queen sac allow light pieces activity to get the win!
Short vs R J Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

Final move: pins and zugzwang!
L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 
(A43) Old Benoni, 33 moves, 0-1

Heavy artillery used for attack!
J Szmetan vs G Garcia Gonzales, 1976 
(B89) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Fierce attack!
Kasparov vs Palatnik, 1978 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0

Crushing finish!
Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

The art of attack, with "magical touch" final move!
Tal vs Y Rantanen, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

A great attack!
G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

The art of pieces activity!
J Sunye Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

Thee pins forbid the mating piece to be removed!
G Chandler vs R Kynoch, 1981 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

A swift and smooth Queen capture
T Magee vs C Aker, 1981 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

Two zwischenzugs lead to abrupt ending!
Romanishin vs Ivanchuk, 1986 
(C02) French, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

The art of end game finnesse(s)
A Kosten vs Adorjan, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 62 moves, 0-1

Nice Apattack and great finish
I Madl vs D Summermatter, 1988 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

Smirin vs Beliavsky, 1989 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 0-1

Elegant attack, gaining squares, pressure, and ... Mate!
Azmaiparashvili vs Shirov, 1990 
(A16) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Beautiful fearless attacking game.
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Position and combination generating a great attack!
Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Queen sac to hook the position until the king is caught!
Ashley vs Weeramantry, 1991 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 1-0

Fantastic finish!
Smyslov vs Oll, 1993 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Fierce fight, queen sac on both sides, and conclusive finish!
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

A nice combination.
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

Positional intrusion followed by tactical demolition!
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Pawn's move seals pharao's tumb.
Xie Jun vs Larsen, 1994 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 1-0

A nice final move turns the tables!
Kasparov vs Timman, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 1-0

When both kings join the battle!
J van Ruitenburg vs S Castellani, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Knight forks King and Queen, but his king get mated!
Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 0-1

White allows exchange material fork to enter superior end game!
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Great mating finish!
C Lutz vs Ftacnik, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

Queen sac for slow burning attack!
DeFirmian vs E Tate, 2001 
(B56) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Pieces sac on castled kind, and Queen sac "boom" as a finish!
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

Attack under fire!
F Vallejo Pons vs A Romero Holmes, 2002 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Attack with very neat last move!
Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

Queen sac for a rook and an irresistible attack!
Radjabov vs Anand, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

An improbable attack with a swift conclusion.
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Amazing blindfold attack!
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2003 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 39 moves, 1-0

Fantastic tactics, great attack!
Anand vs Bologan, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Great tactics
I Sokolov vs Judit Polgar, 2003 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Swift brutal attack!
J Arizmendi Martinez vs I Yagupov, 2003 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 16 moves, 1-0

Surprise queen sac sets pawn rolling down towards victory!
Anand vs Radjabov, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Domination on dark squares net the black king!
Svidler vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

Solid defense followed by nice pawns storm counter-attack!
Z Kozul vs Rublevsky, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Vivid attack with impressive conclusion!
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Black seeks protection behind white pawns, but white still mates
F Amonatov vs A Timofeev, 2007 
(B89) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Two kings in jeopardy!
Ivanchuk vs Bacrot, 2007 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Strategic exploitation of pawn's structure for pretty finish!
A Adly vs V Laznicka, 2007 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Queen self-liquidates to bring winning ending!
Gelfand vs Shirov, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

Attack accelerates in "crash-mate" finish!
Ponomariov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Spectacular attack!
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Neat rook interception initiates winning attack.
Anand vs Aronian, 2008 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 34 moves, 0-1

Direct brilliant attack on king leads to won end game
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Winning duel knight and four pawns vs two rook!
A Timofeev vs D Khismatullin, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Early attack and pretty mating conclusion!
J Friedel vs M de Jong, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 23 moves, 1-0

Black pieces toy with white position
V Laznicka vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

Enterprising paws catch enemy's King!
Navara vs Sasikiran, 2009 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Beautiful miniature
V Gashimov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 16 moves, 1-0

White is about to kill, but black surprise shot turns tables!
M Rubil vs D Feletar, 2010 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Neat tactics... from both sides!
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 53 moves, 1-0

Inaccuracy in the opening slips into disaster.
D Andreikin vs Karjakin, 2010 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

Powerful central pawns!
I Sokolov vs Caruana, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

A sparkling last move!
R Mamedov vs U Bajarani, 2010 
(B53) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

A brilliant Bishop obstruction for a mating finish!
B Kovanova vs N Pogonina, 2010 
(B50) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Nice attack, open lines and unusual finish!
C Holt vs L Milman, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Two quality sacs for superior pawn endgame!
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2011 
(A36) English, 85 moves, 0-1

Neat surprise tactical shots
A Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

Queen sac allows minor pieces activity to decide the game!
S Soors vs A R Saleh Salem, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 35 moves, 0-1

Tactics and sacrifices in Tal style!
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2012 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

Tactics feast!
D Fridman vs Naiditsch, 2013 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

Sacrifice, superb swischenzug, and nice final move!
Yu Yangyi vs A Zatonskih, 2013 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

Pieces offer, queen offer(s), until... Win!
V Gunina vs Ju Wenjun, 2013 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 30 moves, 1-0

A funny finish!
H Hamdouchi vs S Shoker, 2013 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

A pretty finish
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2013 
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Great tactics, snowballing into mate!
Wei Yi vs Zhou Jianchao, 2013 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 27 moves, 1-0

Early queen sac, minor pieces activity and... Win!
A R Saleh Salem vs J Smeets, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Neat swift conclusion
B Bok vs R Rapport, 2014 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Fantastic rook move saves (and wins) the game!
Svidler vs D Andreikin, 2014 
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Unexpected exchange sacs develop into superior position and win
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2014 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 43 moves, 1-0

Precise tactics from light pieces support strategic win!
Gelfand vs Grischuk, 2014 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 66 moves, 0-1

Strategic domination topped with finesse touch conclusion
Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

After f7 sac, Queen travels to finish the job with her troops.
M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014 
(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 1-0

Splendid pieces coordination lead to lethal ending!
J Duda vs I Beradze, 2014 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Nice finish!
M Karthikeyan vs Eljanov, 2014 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 54 moves, 0-1

A great combo with final nice touch!
Eljanov vs Y Kuzubov, 2014 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

Nice tactics, until the end!
R Mamedov vs A R Saleh Salem, 2014 
(C26) Vienna, 42 moves, 0-1

Sharp fight, with beautiful mating net finish!
Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(A05) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

Technical skills at work!
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Tomashevsky, 2015 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 91 moves, 0-1

Sparkling ongoing tactics and... mate!
Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Sharp attack
Yifan Hou vs N Dzagnidze, 2014 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 24 moves, 1-0

Strong attack with neat moves and...mate!
W So vs Nakamura, 2015 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

The art of dominating the field.
Carlsen vs W So, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Nice tactics from a queen and her two knights!
M Gagunashvili vs D Dubov, 2016 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Surprise Queen sac forces long combination for mate!
Radjabov vs O Bortnyk, 2016 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Pseudo Queen sac becomes... real Queen sac!
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

A Queen sac for light pieces activities until... mate!
B Ider vs Yifan Hou, 2017 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

Sharp reciprocal tactics
J Xiong vs W So, 2017 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 31 moves, 0-1

Rook sac allows pawns rolling to victory!
Kramnik vs Harikrishna, 2017 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

White Queen "en prise", black seems to escape until final blow
P L Basso vs A Korobov, 2017 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 37 moves, 1-0

Queen offer for deviation allowing mating Queen promotion!
Anand vs Caruana, 2017 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov vs P Ermolin, 1946 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

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

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