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1. d4/c4.. and 1..........c5 games
Compiled by S T Sahasrabudhe
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I love games with unusual opening sequences for their originality.

Unusal opening produces a thriller
Milner-Barry vs C H Alexander, 1933 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 0-1

Clever win in same col B.s + equal P.s ending
Spielmann vs Albin, 1907
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

Good defence by Black
Y Visser vs Van Wely, 2005 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Good middle game complications but Black finds his way to win
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

Smashing break-through on the K's side.
Kasparov vs Palatnik, 1978 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Browne, 1979 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs G Hjorth, 1980 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Gavrikov, 1981 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Yusupov, 1981 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Can W do better after 29 .......B x e5 instead of 30 Qe3??
V Tukmakov vs Kasparov, 1981 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 29 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Sax, 1982 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 38 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(C10) French, 38 moves, 1-0

After 17. Qc3, is 17..........Re8 (losing exchange) forced?
Kasparov vs Deep Junior, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Lputian vs Kasparov, 1976 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 30 moves, 0-1

S Yuferov vs Kasparov, 1978 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 59 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Pribyl, 1980 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Chiburdanidze, 1980 
(E92) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs R Akesson, 1980 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Romanishin, 1981 
(D85) Grunfeld, 43 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1981 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 40 moves, 0-1

Vaisser vs Kasparov, 1981 
(E77) King's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Fedorowicz, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Kavalek vs Kasparov, 1982 
(E90) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Gheorghiu, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1982 
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 36 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 38 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Smyslov, 1984 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Huebner vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D90) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Tal, 1987 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 31 moves, 1-0

Exchange sac by Black to expose White K
B Zueger vs Kasparov, 1987 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

(Candidates) See d game after 17..........N X e4; -- WTP
Anand vs Svidler, 2016 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

(Candidates) W's handling after 46......R X e 7 is clever
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2016 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 83 moves, 1-0

I liked 14...........Ra5; when 15 Bd2 is not on.
M Antipov vs Ivanchuk, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

36 Ke3; -- BTP
J Borisek vs Karjakin, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 53 moves, 0-1

WTP after 18.........Ne7;
Anand vs Lahno, 2015
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

B Adhiban vs J van Foreest, 2015
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Excellent use of pieces; WTP after 47.........Qe8;
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987 
(A21) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987  
(A13) English, 64 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1988 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 38 moves, 1-0

WTP after 34.....R x g3;
Kasparov vs A Sokolov, 1988 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Smirin, 1988 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Kasparov, 1988 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 45 moves, 0-1

Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1988 
(A28) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Caruana vs Naiditsch, 2014 
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs D H Campora, 1988 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Speelman vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Yusupov vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E92) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

On 36..........R x g4 Black's extra passer in "a" file wins
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E97) King's Indian, 55 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Salov, 1989 
(A15) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1989 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1990 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 0-1

Psakhis vs Kasparov, 1990 
(A10) English, 30 moves, 0-1

Clever defence of his K side by W
Kasparov vs Gelfand, 1991 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 40 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs V A Loginov, 1992 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Short vs Kasparov, 1992 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1

Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Z Almasi vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 36 moves, 0-1

Gulko vs Kasparov, 1995 
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 0-1

Cool def by Black in complicated positions
I Sokolov vs Yifan Hou, 2013 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 52 moves, 0-1

Kasparov-style attack
A Moiseenko vs B Thorfinnsson, 2011 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

C Holt vs L Milman, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

M Raddatz vs A Gupta, 2016
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 30 moves, 0-1

A Liang vs A Gupta, 2016
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 40 moves, 0-1

A Gupta vs P Lasinskas, 2016
(A14) English, 59 moves, 1-0

A Gupta vs N Petrov, 2016 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

A Gupta vs Movsesian, 2016
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

N Grandelius vs A Gupta, 2016 
(A15) English, 46 moves, 0-1

I Cheparinov vs G Thorsteinsdottir, 2016 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

I Cheparinov vs D Di Berardino, 2016
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

I Cheparinov vs E Paehtz, 2016
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Anand, 2016 
(A22) English, 35 moves, 0-1

E Shachar vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 
(B50) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

S Maze vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

M Vachier-Lagrave vs V Gunina, 2016 
(A06) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs K Hulak, 1983 
(A15) English, 50 moves, 1-0

R=Ps ending cleverly played by Vishy
Anand vs Aronian, 2016 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 66 moves, 1-0

Khenkin vs Yurtaev, 1989
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Khenkin vs Uhlmann, 1990
(E92) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Khenkin vs Fishbein, 1992
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 37 moves, 1-0

Clever use of f5
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Clever n-moves by W
Carlsen vs Eljanov, 2016 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

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