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favorite games
Compiled by nckmrrtt
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brilliant 3 piece sacrifice
Yifan Hou vs J Jackson, 2016 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 33 moves, 1-0

most famous game all time??
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

completely ridiculous sacrifice
Tal vs Portisch, 1965 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0

some weird forks
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1

dragon - tal gives up all his pieces
Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

10 moves! q sac leads to mate on f7
Capablanca vs L B Meyer, 1908 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

3 en passants!!!
Kudrin vs R Douven, 1989 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 51 moves, 1-0

horsing around
Crafty vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 155 moves, 0-1

down a knight + smother
Morphy vs T J Bryan, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

en passant mate!!!
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

queen sac mate
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

kasparov does not want his rooks
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

fried liver + mate with one bishop
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

underpromotion leads to mate on move 7!
Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 7 moves, 0-1

take my queen! please!
Alekhine vs Supico, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

clever ending
Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

sadistic king hunt. traxler counterattack by the man himself
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

"kilkenny" gambit?
S Williams vs V Nevednichy, 2016 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

scandinavian + fork to win
Schlechter vs J Mieses, 1909 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

open square knight sac
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

topalov with the knight sac
Topalov vs Anand, 2010 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 30 moves, 1-0

ridiculous opening
S Williams vs M Simons, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

judit attacks viciously, down two pieces
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1999 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

brilliant attack, threat of 2 knight mate
Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

sac fest
Jobava vs Carlsen, 2005 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

dutch - sac all 4 minor pieces
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

nezhmetdinov!! q sac + king hunt
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

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

yasser's favorite yasser game
Seirawan vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

my favorite yasser game
Seirawan vs Timman, 1990 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

my other favorite yasser game
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

2 knight mate
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

more like giuoco forte
T Helin vs J Kiltti, 1996 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 0-1

evans gambit, marvelous finish
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

gotta be a world record for consecutive rook sacs
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

the most stunning castle i've ever seen
F A Hoffmann vs Alexander Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

sibling rivalry, wild tactics, 41.Bxg5!!
Judit Polgar vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1993 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 51 moves, 1-0

Bxh3 starts lots of sacrifices + tactics
I Balogh vs Judit Polgar, 1984 
(B30) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

brilliant endgame
Spassky vs Bisguier, 1955 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 68 moves, 0-1

masterful endgame
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 90 moves, 0-1

london system + instructive endgame draw
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1947 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 115 moves, 1/2-1/2

incredible attack in the king's indian
W So vs Nakamura, 2015 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

29...Rd2!!
A Greenfeld vs Judit Polgar, 1989 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

how many times can you sac on f6
Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

blindfold b + n mate!
Ljubojevic vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 106 moves, 0-1

black crushes the alapin with some wild knights / exchange sacs
Blatny vs Jansa, 1986 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 0-1

yikes. incredible b + n mate / queen trap
Zakar vs Szabo, 1933 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 9 moves, 0-1

wild tactics, great defense
Benko vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 1-0

nice attack in the caro
Karjakin vs Jobava, 2014 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 0-1

brilliant attack, white has no plan
A V Kharitonov vs Mamedyarov, 2003 
(E91) King's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

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

legendary and almost metaphorical
Tal vs Akopian, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

karjakin with a nice win. "first blood" indeed
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

brilliant attack
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

clever defensive resources
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

incredible ending
Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

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

two of my favorite players clashing
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 2002 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

infamous draw
Huebner vs K Rogoff, 1972  
(A15) English, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

simply incredible. levon used only 10 1/2 minutes!
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

attack uncastled king
Svidler vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

wombo combo
Capablanca vs S Campos, 1927 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

tal mode
Tal vs Suetin, 1969 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

advance french, sacs a bunch of stuff
Tal vs I Nei, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 21 moves, 1-0

maneuver your stuff to the right places and then attack
Sveshnikov vs Razuvaev, 1988 
(C02) French, Advance, 32 moves, 1-0

still can't wrap my head around this game
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

who says draws are boring?
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

'clean' mate
A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

powerful knight on f5
Kasparov vs Chiburdanidze, 1980 
(E92) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

buck wild draw
A Shimanov vs V Durarbayli, 2016
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

wild, nice mate incoming. 29 Nh4 Qg2+!!
C Holt vs Nakamura, 2015 
(E90) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

sac a rook on move 7!
Jobava vs B Savchenko, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

what is happening??!?
Anand vs Svidler, 1999 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 31 moves, 1-0

endgame magic
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 59 moves, 0-1

never stop attacking
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

disgusting knights
I Mazel vs Botvinnik, 1938 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 11 moves, 0-1

all the pieces hanging
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

how to play the 4 pawns attack
Bisguier vs Fischer, 1956 
(E78) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3, 33 moves, 1-0

incredible interference tactics
Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

fascinating imbalance
Kasparov vs Seirawan, 1989 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

king hunt
J Bai vs Ding Liren, 2017 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

trade the queen for the dark squares
P Carlsson vs I Sokolov, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 47 moves, 1-0

crushing attack
Kasparov vs Marjanovic, 1980 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

control the center
Van Wely vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2010 
(A22) English, 40 moves, 0-1

give up rooks for diagonals
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

larsen caro
Foguelman vs Larsen, 1958
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

bronstein caro crushing attack
N Bakulin vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

caro kann gets wrecked, marvelous king hunt
Chiburdanidze vs Short, 1983 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

pin to win
W Hasenfuss vs Flohr, 1937 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

miracle king run
Reti vs Tartakower, 1925 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 52 moves, 0-1

all the exchange sacs
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

major upset
D Reizniece-Ozola vs Yifan Hou, 2016 
(A14) English, 51 moves, 1-0

q sac and some pesky dancing knights
M Gerusel vs Lombardy, 1957 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 18 moves, 0-1

Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Nf6, the gift that keeps on giving
B Kazic vs B Vukovic, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

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