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Prettiest Checkmates
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The most aesthetically pleasing checkmates/checkmate combinations.

E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Navara vs J Helbich, 1998 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

B Kazic vs B Vukovic, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

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

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

Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

R Janssen vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

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

Kiril D Georgiev vs I Rogers, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

H K E Clemenz vs F Eisenschmidt, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

N Yaremko vs D Recuero Guerra, 2006 
(B56) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Motylev vs A Iljushin, 2000 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

E Reichmann vs H Ullrich, 1961 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

E Vladimirov vs V Vorotnikov, 1974 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

G Jones vs Van Wely, 2007 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

O'Kelly vs P Devos, 1937 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

V Smirnov vs V Dydyshko, 1994 
(E97) King's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

P Ofstad vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs H A Gretarsson, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Taimanov, 1977 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

Judit Polgar vs P Chilingirova, 1988 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs H Liebert, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 33 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs A Asgeirsson, 1931 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 1-0

I Saric vs I Papadatos, 1994 
(C28) Vienna Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Fomenko vs L Radchenko, 1967 
(C59) Two Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 32 moves, 0-1

Benko vs I A Horowitz, 1968 
(A12) English with b3, 20 moves, 1-0

Najdorf vs Y Porat, 1954 
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Kaidanov vs Anand, 1987 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 1-0

Zsuzsa Polgar vs P Hardicsay, 1985 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Kamsky vs Joel Benjamin, 1991 
(A48) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Menchik vs G A Thomas, 1932 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov vs Y Kotkov, 1957 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

21. Ne5!!
Timman vs C van Wijgerden, 1977 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Immortal king walk.
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Zagrebelny vs A Ponyi, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs I Bilek, 1969 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Sveshnikov vs Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs R Raubitschek, 1906 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Parma vs M Damjanovic, 1960 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 0-1

Naiditsch vs B Esen, 2015 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

S K Bru vs Movsesian, 2001 
(A16) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Znosko-Borovsky vs J A Seitz, 1931 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 96 moves, 0-1

P Vucinic vs D Djurovic, 1984 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

I Schneider vs Yudasin, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Mecking vs A Rocha, 1969 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

B Siff vs Kashdan, 1948 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

Van Wely vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Krogius vs Stein, 1960 
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Stein vs R Hartoch, 1969 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 1-0

V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

J Cavendish vs Miles, 1987
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 0-1

E J H Schmidt vs Paulsen, 1864 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Grischuk vs A Filippov, 2014 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Adorjan vs Lautier, 1989
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 38 moves, 0-1

Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

N Evseev vs Flohr, 1949 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Y Visser vs Speelman, 2006 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

M Craven vs K Casey, 1994 
(C45) Scotch Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Akopian vs Khenkin, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Chigorin vs Davydow, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 39 moves, 0-1

Quinteros vs A Sokolov, 1985 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 0-1

A Laster vs R Gahtan, 1975 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 18 moves, 1-0

J Sunye Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

Tkachiev vs W Watson, 1993 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

L Christiansen vs Nunn, 1991 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 36 moves, 1-0

I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

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

Spassky vs Larry Evans, 1962 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

E Torre vs Timman, 1982 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

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