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21st Century Masterpieces - Second decade (2011)
Compiled by syracrophy
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One king move, one rook to sac, only one queen to mate!
D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 57 moves, 1-0

Promoted queen loses against the R+N couple!
E Blomqvist vs C Cederstam Barsk, 2014 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 57 moves, 0-1

Bartel's journey to the Romantic Era with the Canal Attack!
M Bartel vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2015 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Yu Yangyi vs L Dominguez, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 1-0

Power play on the Sicilian Najdorf: 11.0-0-0!, 12.Bxd7!
S Shankland vs M Kraemer, 2016 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

"Lead a Horse to Wouter"
Ganguly vs W Spoelman, 2011 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

S Ter-Sahakyan vs J Duda, 2013 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 92 moves, 1-0

S Ter-Sahakyan vs Ponomariov, 2016 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 72 moves, 1-0

These kind of intuitive sacs will be the future of our game.
J Duda vs G Gajewski, 2016 
(B50) Sicilian, 78 moves, 1-0

One of the best of the decade? Of the ongoing century, that is!
V Gunina vs Ju Wenjun, 2013 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 30 moves, 1-0

"Turn it Up to Levon"
Aronian vs A Giri, 2016 
(A20) English, 34 moves, 1-0

S Shankland vs S P Sethuraman, 2016 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 75 moves, 1-0

The major upset of the Women Olympiad in Baku
D Reizniece-Ozola vs Yifan Hou, 2016 
(A14) English, 51 moves, 1-0

N Batsiashvili vs A Skripchenko, 2016 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 25 moves, 1-0

D Howell vs R Buhmann, 2013 
(C58) Two Knights, 37 moves, 1-0

Not just another wild Maze on the King's Indian...sharpest!
M Ragger vs S Maze, 2016 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 49 moves, 1-0

J F Cubas vs D Mastrovasilis, 2014 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 61 moves, 1-0

Weak back-rank? With 32.Qg8!! you now get the weak second-rank!
R Mamedov vs U Bajarani, 2010 
(B53) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Coordination, precision...worth a piece to win everything else!
J Duda vs I Beradze, 2014 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Who wouldn't read a Bok with a 24.Qe6!! in its cover.
B Bok vs W Spoelman, 2014 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Jakovenko vs Gelfand, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Deforestation of the Baobabs Foreest.
J van Foreest vs J Bai, 2015 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

The "Romantic XIX Century-Style" Game of the World Rapids '16.
Radjabov vs O Bortnyk, 2016 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Gashimov's madness quest on the Sicilian Najdorf
A Giri vs V Gashimov, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 0-1

Most unusual decoy sac 21.Bd8!! leads to a Zugzwang ending!
A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Paragua's sparkling army's self-immolation to take out the King
M Paragua vs D Debashis, 2012 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

A ferocious game to define the Challenger for the World Title.
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 42 moves, 1-0

Making wei for the new generation.
Wei Yi vs Wang Yue, 2015
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

The Modern Chinese Immortal.
Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Forced to win, Wei's stamina leads to an increible endgame win!
Wei Yi vs Ding Liren, 2015 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 80 moves, 1-0

Caruana vs Radjabov, 2016 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

M Rodshtein vs Zhou Jianchao, 2011 
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 38 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Yifan Hou, 2017 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 70 moves, 1-0

B Ider vs Yifan Hou, 2017 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs D Vocaturo, 2016 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 41 moves, 1-0

Wei Yi vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2015 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Alireza Firouzja vs M Bluebaum, 2017 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

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

Yifan Hou vs Li Chao, 2011 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 36 moves, 0-1

I Nyzhnyk vs A Giri, 2012 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

N Vitiugov vs Sasikiran, 2015 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

Yu Yangyi vs Kramnik, 2014 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

A Shimanov vs V Rasulov, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

A Shimanov vs Jobava, 2014 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 53 moves, 1-0

XXI Century Chinese Immortal
Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 1-0

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