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Stunners
Compiled by xajik
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A set of beauties that will knock you down for days..

Thanks for visiting and enjoy...


The reason this collection was started:
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

A forgotten gem...
J Perrier vs F J Wellmuth, 1917  
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Double Rook sac on the same square...
T Bakre vs B Kadziolka, 2004 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 27 moves, 0-1

Silence.
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Silence again.
E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Fallen Knights ,Risen mate..
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

The Pearl of Wijk aan Zee..
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

"Draw"ing your attention to this brilliancy..
F Mora vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

A true brilliancy..
V Petkov vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Silence and Violence...
Carlsen vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

The Fire of the West..
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Wind of the East..
M Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

"A masterly combination eight moves deep"-Steinitz
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Startling finish..
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Triumph of the Will..
Janowski vs Alapin, 1905 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1-0

Proud to be an Indian...
Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

"One of the finest monuments of chess ingenuity"-Steinitz
Max Weiss vs W Pollock, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Lightning War..
Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

A True Pearl..
M Lazarevic vs N Gaprindashvili, 1961 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

A lost immortal..
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Assume, Presume, Consume..
Tal vs Suetin, 1969 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

A 17-move stunner..
Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Combinational sacs..
Hartlaub vs V Benary, 1911 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

A fabulous miniature..
Burn vs Owen, 1874 
(B06) Robatsch, 14 moves, 1-0

A delightful pawn mate..
J Krejcik vs K Krobot, 1908 
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 1-0

A Pure Lure..
Steinitz vs Rock, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Unsound yet soundly beaten..
E E Book vs A Hiidenheimo, 1925 
(C27) Vienna Game, 16 moves, 1-0

A Thing of Beauty!
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch's diamond...
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

The Double Bishop mate...
Janowski vs NN, 1895 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Fire every where...
Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Brilliancy!!...
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

The Windmills create a storm...
J Brach Sr vs J R von Pessler, 1910 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

The last four moves...
Lasker vs NN, 1900 
(C14) French, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

A Beautiful game...
Blackburne vs V C Peyer, 1875 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

A Long Stunner!!...
L Riemersma vs Piket, 1988 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

A must-see..
NN vs E J Diemer, 1978 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 0-1

The Dark Pearl...
E Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Stunner!
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal Unknown"-Trigonometrist :)
Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1910 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Another must-see..
Spielmann vs M Elyashiv, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Runaway brilliancy!!...
Nezhmetdinov vs Lusikal, 1951 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

Triple Sacrifice..
K Pitschel vs Blackburne, 1873  
(C26) Vienna, 29 moves, 0-1

Nice...
C Lutz vs Ftacnik, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

Sacrificial Combo...
A Meek vs Morphy, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

"Benko's Masterpiece"
Bisguier vs Benko, 1963 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Serial Killer..
Keene vs G K Sandiford, 1962  
(B30) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

A Stunning Finale
Spielmann vs M Walter, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

The Coup de Grace!!
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Three sacs in a row...
Hartlaub vs Fleischer, 1913 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 19 moves, 1-0

A Rollicking brilliancy!!
E Schiller vs M Arne, 1995  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Craziness Redefined!!!
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

A Stunner by Day!!...
D Howell vs L Day, 2005 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 0-1

This one blinded me...complete with brilliant notes...
L Shamkovich vs V Zheliandinov, 1959  
(A66) Benoni, 20 moves, 1-0

This game...too good to be true
Prince Dadian vs Kolisch, 1885 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Another blinder by the Prince..
Prince Dadian vs Boulitchoff, 1882 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

A Princely Immortal...
Prince Dadian vs M Bitcham, 1892 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

The Grandest game ever!!!
Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Sexy!!
W Doubleday vs Kudrin, 2004 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 30 moves, 0-1

Sunstriking game!!
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

A great game!!
Bronstein vs M20, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Scintillating strikes everywhere....
Y Visser vs Speelman, 2006 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

This will kill your eyes....
Cochrane vs A Deschapelles, 1821 
(000) Chess variants, 27 moves, 0-1

A True Masterpiece!!
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

WOW!!!
B Wall vs Bob Brooks, 1973 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

Blackburne the Great!!
H Heyermans vs Blackburne, 1880  
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 22 moves, 0-1

This one drove me mad!!!
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1901 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Look at that rook go!!!
Rublevsky vs Harikrishna, 2006 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Smazing!!!
F Perrin vs NN, 1883 
(C11) French, 11 moves, 1-0

A neat finish!
E Reinhardt vs Reiss, 1934 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Short and Beautiful
Burgess vs Randy Miller, 1974 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 14 moves, 1-0

A nice end!!
C Elison vs Nimzowitsch, 1915 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

One of the strangest finishes ever!
Fischer vs W Beach, 1963 
(B06) Robatsch, 24 moves, 1-0

The last move breaks down everything!
Hort vs Chandler, 1982 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

A startling King's Gambit...
Alison vs Fink, 1979 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 32 moves, 1-0

A good finale!!
N Shoup vs Marshall, 1906 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

THE game of the collection!
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

This game must be seen by all!!
J M de Oliveira Gomes vs J G Caetano Netto, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Mate with ONE Bishop!!!
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

A deep queen sacrifice!
Colle vs Euwe, 1924 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Brilliant combo by Pinter...
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

Well played!!(GOTD)
Van der Wiel vs J van Baarle, 1983 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

A stunning showcase of sacs!!! (GOTD)
Bronstein vs V Mikenas, 1941 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

See this game before you die!!
Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Another Brilliancy!!
S P Johnston vs Marshall, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Nice end!!
Uhlmann vs H Liebert, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

The ideal game for this collection...
Y Troinov vs L Popov, 1962 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

"How to smash a computer" by Bobby Fischer...
Fischer vs Greenblatt, 1977 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Nicely executed mate...]
G Schnitzler vs Eberle, 1861 
(B20) Sicilian, 11 moves, 1-0

The best Queen sac of the collection!!
J Cazenove vs D Tomalin, 1819 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

A chess vintage!!
Harrwitz vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

A vicious attack!!
Vidmar vs A Neumann, 1903 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 25 moves, 1-0

A Beautifull game!!
D Duhm vs A Duhm, 1900 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 17 moves, 1-0

A game worthy of the great Diemer!!
Erdos vs Lichtner, 1922 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

A perfection!!!
Steinitz vs R Gray, 1872 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Killer
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

A grand finale...
NN vs Chigorin, 1875 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 0-1

A crushing brilliancy by the master...
Tarrasch vs K Satzinger, 1914 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

The grandest last move...
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Conflageration by Tal!!!
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Great game!!
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

The semi-smothered mate...:)
NN vs Bird, 1850 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

THE craziest game ever...
M Lange vs NN, 1855 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

The web of sacrifices!!!!
M Lange vs Schierstedt, 1856 
(C25) Vienna, 21 moves, 1-0

Well conducted attack!!
Serper vs D Ippolito, 2003 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 24 moves, 1-0

Another stunning smother....
F Young vs L Dore, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Very impressive!
Sveshnikov vs R Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

A great one!!
Timman vs C van Wijgerden, 1977 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

A stunning winning move!!
G Neumann vs Dufresne, 1863 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

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