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Collections in Idleness 1
Compiled by xajik
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These games are for my study or for their beauty.The games that follow are mostly played by relatively unknown players(with some exceptions of course).I assure the viewer that every game is worth noticing.

Thank you and enjoy..


NN vs Blackburne, 1871  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

M Ahn vs T Ruck, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

K Landa vs E Shaposhnikov, 2005 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

The finale!!!
A F Ludvigsen vs S Sorensen, 1872 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

G Welling vs Kappler, 1983 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

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

G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

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

BurNNt!!
NN vs Burn, 1866 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

"Lightning strikes twice"-Tothedeath
A Ostapenko vs Yartsev, 1969 
(B89) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

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

J Cukierman vs Tartakower, 1930 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

The Double Windmill Attack..
J Brach Sr vs J R von Pessler, 1910 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

A Dusek vs Nepustil, 1915 
(C48) Four Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Striking..
J F Smyth vs H Helms, 1915 
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 0-1

You kill me, I kill you...
A Sulypa vs Kupreichik, 1989 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

A Good one..
S Kuemin vs R Staechelin, 2005 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

The craziest of the collection..
Itze vs H Reinle, 1925 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 0-1

Queen+Rook sac..
C H Capon vs J O H Taylor, 1873 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

The Windmill...
H Westerinen vs G Sigurjonsson, 1977 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Lightning Combo...
I A Horowitz vs NN, 1940 
(C25) Vienna, 14 moves, 1-0

A Startler...
Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B40) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Stupendous!
Pachman vs Eckert, 1940 
(C13) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Fantastic!!
Lewis vs E L Dayton, 1942 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

Double Rook sac...
A A R Afifi vs Beliavsky, 1985 
(A13) English, 23 moves, 0-1

A stunning mate..
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

A Beauty...
I Gudju vs Bogdanovsky, 1927 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Another Stunner..
Blatny vs D Gurevich, 1991 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

King and Queen run to the bank rank...
C T Goering vs J Minckwitz, 1871 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

I don't know what to say...
L Hazai vs W Schmidt, 1975 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 1-0

This game will knock you down...
Navara vs J Helbich, 1998 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

Wild!!
N Ninov vs I Cheparinov, 2005 
(C57) Two Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

Don't see this game!!!
V Rothuis vs F Olafsson, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 0-1

Unbelievable!!
T Wall vs D Ippolito, 1998 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Incredible mate...
J Cukierman vs A Voisin, 1929 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Crazy...
NN vs H Hage, 1989 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

Short and Sweet!!
Mackenzie vs F Hollins, 1893 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 13 moves, 0-1

Strange!!
E Nemeth vs Shredder, 2000 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

Brilliancy by Book..
Rellstab vs E E Book, 1937 
(C15) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 0-1

Cochrane vs A Deschapelles, 1821 
(000) Chess variants, 27 moves, 0-1

A Brilliancy..
J D Tisdall vs G Lee, 1981 
(B40) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Mate with ONE knight
J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001 
(A21) English, 84 moves, 1-0

Great game!!
Hug vs Hort, 1972 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Well played by Black..
Areshchenko vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B50) Sicilian, 22 moves, 0-1

Love those knights!
Averbakh vs Taimanov, 1953 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Blackburne magic!
Blackburne vs NN, 1875 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Gorgeous game(GOTD)
G Burgess vs W Watson, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

Sexy mate!!
Samsonov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1929 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

A stunning Giuoco
T Helin vs J Kiltti, 1996 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 0-1

A good knight sac..
J McTigue vs C C Miheso, 1990 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

A checkmating miniature...
Wheelwright vs T Frere, 1861 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

What the!!??
Helmer vs J Krejcik, 1917 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

The final 10 moves!!
J Ost-Hansen vs Nunn, 1974 
(C27) Vienna Game, 38 moves, 0-1

A lovely finish!
G Pirisi vs Van Wely, 1988 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 26 moves, 1-0

The final position is amazing!!!
H Clemenz vs Eisenschmidt, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

An amazing Queen sac...
B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

The final position is astonishing....
M Lange vs Von Schierstedt, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Dr Lange does it again...
M Lange vs Mayet, 1853 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

A Hilarious Brilliancy....
E Jacobson vs V Kornia, 1913 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

The Southern Brilliancy!!
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

A Crushing Pawn mate...
F Erkel vs Szen, 1845 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Awesome Finale!!!
Keene vs S Kerr, 1979  
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

The fall of Tarrasch....
W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

A Tal vintage!!!
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

Delightful pawn pushing...
Steinitz vs Holstein, 1862 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

A sweet game!
Zaw Win Lay vs R Majella, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 1-0

A stunning game with a beauty of a finale!!!
Tylor vs W Winter, 1933 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Well played by Strand...
Estrin vs R Strand, 1966 
(C59) Two Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

A nice King hunt...
T C Fox vs Timman, 1970 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 0-1

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

An amusing end...
De Vere vs J Minchin, 1871 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

Pawn mate before promotion...
A Karu vs Keres, 1931 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Stunning Fireworks...The Triple Queen sac...
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

A crushing King hunt...
Hamppe vs A Schwarz, 1873 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

A beauty..
W G Ward vs H Browne, 1874 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Three sets of doubled pawns by White!!!
R Bar vs E Carmel, 2001 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

A stunning Double Checkmate....
W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

A Crushing win...
J Bourne vs Low Ying Min, 2003 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

A crazy game...
F Slous vs W Bone, 1835 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

A great victory...
Paulsen vs Owen, 1862 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Well improvised GOTD!!
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

A brilliant smother...
Showalter vs Logan, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

A crushing knight mate!!
Fitzgerald vs Loyd, 1898 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

Tamazing indeed!!
T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

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

A weird pawn mate...
S Mlotkowski vs Deacon, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

The final positions...
P N Wallis vs NN, 1923 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Charming sacs!!
K A Walbrodt vs Loew, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Nd7#...Weirdest finale...
NN vs Lasker, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

A brilliancy....
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

The Clean Mate!
A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

WOW!!!
Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

The hanging Queen..
Bronstein vs NN, 1950 
(C22) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

THE best finish of the collection.....
J J Hastings vs A P Law, 1994 
(C28) Vienna Game, 15 moves, 0-1

A stunning GOTD...
J Smith vs G H Derrickson, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

A brilliant end...
Bird vs Pinkerley, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 24 moves, 1-0

Well played indeed...
Bird vs K Pitschel, 1878 
(A84) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0

Awesome as always...
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Violent attack!!
L Christiansen vs Wojtkiewicz, 2006 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 23 moves, 1-0

Great game!!!
Dubois vs Count Kushelev-Bezborodko, 1858 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Nice set of sacs(GOTD)
Boleslavsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1967 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Beautiful end..
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(B20) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

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