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Ehrenfest's favorite games
Compiled by Ehrenfest
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Mate after dragging black king to first row
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Nimzo indian
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 42 moves, 0-1

Damiano and mate by pawn and bish in 13
P Damiano vs NN, 1512 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Philidor and mate in 7
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Black horse destructs white
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Kings march to f7
Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

Sacs on Queenside force breakthrough on Kingside. English
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Final position 7 pawns on second row 3 of them black
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Two queens under attack by rook yet mate
L Trent vs D Tan, 2002 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Italian trap
Alan Balkany vs J Longuski, 1973 
(C57) Two Knights, 13 moves, 1-0

White takes on f7, black takes over by taking on f2
Soyka vs B Tot, 1948 
(C57) Two Knights, 12 moves, 0-1

anti-Dutch; positional strangulation
Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Nimzo: Queen vs two rooks
Portisch vs Fischer, 1966 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Two bishops sac
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Italiaans met dubbele aanval
D Barua vs Korchnoi, 1982 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 1-0

Nimzo ending in fireworks
Miles vs DeFirmian, 1990 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 37 moves, 0-1

Immortal nimzo for white after two rook sacs
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Tal beschwindelt tegenstander in Tarrasch
Tal vs Salnikov, 1970 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch blown away in Winawer
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

Advance with beautiful pin
Capablanca vs R B Estera, 1913 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 1-0

Black king drawn to h3 with a cascade of sacs
Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Invulnerable rook turning wild
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Refutation Damiano
Lenderman vs S Sloan, 2007
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

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