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Special Games Part 2
Compiled by Brit
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Aeroflot Open features Ruy Lopez: Morphy Defense
J Isaev vs Mamedyarov, 2002 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 58 moves, 0-1

Noted by Hans Kmoch
O Barda vs Spassky, 1953 
(A43) Old Benoni, 40 moves, 0-1

Game ID: 1415877 (two digit primes to the power of 3 added up)
I Farago vs B Perenyi, 1977
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 28 moves, 0-1

Chart-ushi(cow in Japanese)-n
V Charushin vs G Timmerman, 1988
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 49 moves, 0-1

Three checks in a row, then checkmate
Anand vs Fritz, 1992 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 38 moves, 1-0

16 consecutive pawn moves
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

15 consecutive captures
P Castets vs G Andruet, 1991 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

Hanov= pHons, Atoms, heNs, Ones, naVocaine
K Khanov vs Tal, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 61 moves, 0-1

Duchamp is a painter
J Kleczynski Jr vs Duchamp, 1924 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Problemist loses
C Bayer vs Falkbeer, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Fischer dubbs, "Old Wine in a New Bottle"
Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Carlsen younger than 12
Carlsen vs A Orujov, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

The town "Splunge" is in a skit featuring Gilliam
K J Wicker vs Gilliam, 1975 
(B07) Pirc, 18 moves, 1-0

Bongo is an antelope
D Gajadin vs B Bongo Akanga Ndjila, 2008 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 67 moves, 0-1

Game ID: 1490259 (number of furlongs light travels per second)
N Aginian vs A Stiri, 2008 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 35 moves, 1-0

Anagram: Rapidruns
I Raud vs Prins, 1937 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Baasch= JaBba, snArk, hAdron, Sled, iChthyo, moHs
Alekhine vs E Baasch, 1912 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

In Time Magazine on 12/07/1925
Capablanca vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game ID: 1359141 (Half of e)
C Dolezal vs M Bitelmajer, 2005
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 60 moves, 0-1

Anagram: Catalan loses fast, and 16 moves
A Khasin vs Taimanov, 1997 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 16 moves, 0-1

Last position has a square of knights
H K E Clemenz vs F Eisenschmidt, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

PPR vs PPB
Lasker vs Ragozin, 1936 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 58 moves, 0-1

Pisces, Aries, Scorpio, Cancer, Aries, Leo=PASCAL
P Herb vs C Stal, 1997 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

SUN ra, JAI alai, little more than KIN= SUNJAIKIN
B Sunjaikin vs R Neprokin, 2001
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

In Kasparov's book
J Mieses vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Glance vs hail, and white has horrible pawn structure
M Peek vs A Greet, 2006 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Palindromic last names
B Rabar vs B Tot, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Chessboard dissected by Lloyd
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

It started like a normal king's gambit before 3...Nh6??
D Reithel vs E Sneiders, 1964 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Kipke=piKe, radIi, Pass, ticKs, and magazinE
Roessner vs E Kipke, 1933
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

17 consecutive knight moves
M Al-Modiahki vs B Esen, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov's best game in his last tournament
F Vallejo Pons vs Kasparov, 2005 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 0-1

First game in the database, and anagram: Mileage Rates
Didier vs L Rosen, 1900 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 0-1

Dijon is a mustard
C Leotard vs J M Dijon, 1993
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Game ID: 1399537 (periodic table digits: HYFIN)
V Georgiev vs S Smetankin, 2006 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 38 moves, 0-1

Dunsany wrote The Three Sailor's Gambit
Capablanca vs Lord Dunsany, 1929 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

CapEs, hokUm, entWine, sirEns=Euwe
Euwe vs Flohr, 1932
(E16) Queen's Indian, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rybka beats Crafty
Crafty vs Rybka, 2006 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 50 moves, 0-1

Letterman made a top ten list
Kasparov vs D Letterman, 1990 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

Game ID: 1297944 (divide by 8 and 81 to get its year, 2003)
A Ostrovskiy vs Y Kruppa, 2003
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 50 moves, 0-1

Balashov Anagram: Shabalov, Shabalov Anagram: Balashov
Balashov vs Shabalov, 1985 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 1-0

Schwartz dominated a queen and a q
Y Schwartz vs S J Szpisjak, 2000
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Triple Pawn Checkmate
Lasker vs NN, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

GG vs VV
G Giorgadze vs V Vepkhvishvili, 1985 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Black beats White
M J White vs L Day, 1980
(A21) English, 57 moves, 0-1

Pun on December 24, 2008 (Chris Mess Eve)
C Blodig vs E Kuenzner, 1987 
(B01) Scandinavian, 32 moves, 1-0

Dragan Simic played Dragon Defense
C Guizar vs D Simic, 1999 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game ID: 1481954 (octal: 5516342)
M Bab vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

Pavlov Salivating
Pavlov vs D Dragos, 1987 
(B01) Scandinavian, 10 moves, 1-0

Checkers champion beat chess champion
N Banks vs Marshall, 1926 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 1-0

The prisoner got his queen tramped
C Bloodgood vs M Haack, 1975 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Longest game with normal conditions
I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

Same initials as Karpov and Korchnoi
Khalifman vs Kotronias, 1993 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 34 moves, 1-0

Playing his own gambit, and beating NN
E J Diemer vs NN, 1949 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Earliest Latvian Gambit, and anagram:Realties Valiant "Big Mat"
Polerio vs G da Cutri, 1590 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Miller was in a band that made the song, The Joker
S C Miller vs M Dougherty, 2002 
(B57) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

It's not Garry Kasparov beating AK
S Kasparov vs A Al-Khateeb, 2000 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Most poetical chess composition, said by Steinitz
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Present played Dr. Palmer after Christmas
T Palmer vs R Present, 1986 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Zavin's last letter is Nataf's first
Z Andriasian vs I A Nataf, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pun on March 22, 2008 (Love's Labour's Lost)
W Grimshaw vs A Love, 1886 
(C28) Vienna Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Checkmate with only knight (December 25, 2005: Wholly Knight)
J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001 
(A21) English, 84 moves, 1-0

Spraggett loses to a relative(Suggested: Oliver Other Reindeer)
K Spraggett vs O Brendel, 1986
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 30 moves, 0-1

Santasiere's Folly Opening (1.Nf3 Nf6 2.b4!)
M Djerkovic vs Z Zvan, 2001 
(A06) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

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