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7 Come 11 Makes About 187
Compiled by fredthebear
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At least that's what the cable guy said.

These impressive games tend to feature aggressive middlegames, perhaps lasting initiatives or counterattacks to seize the initiative. They are not favorites of Fredthebear (at least not yet) but are worthy of mention.

Thank you notyetagm, tldr3, OneArmedScissor.


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M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening, 1...e5 Exchange (A00) 1-0 Constant pressure!
M Michna vs J Dworakowska, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Variation (A01) 0-1 Ps stripped
O Boyum Fossum vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern vs Pseudo KID w/open d-file(A01)1-0
Raul Schmidt vs J Gallagher, 2007 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Zukertort, Pirc Invite (A04) 1-0 Connected Passers, Immune Q
R Garcia vs S Schweber, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Forks plus forks plus fork threats = 0-1
J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Dutch Var (A04) 0-1 The B pair rules
Jakovenko vs Mamedyarov, 2014 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Sicilian c5, d5, e5 (A08) 1-0 W counter offers
Stein vs L Zinn, 1961 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack vs Sicilian(A08) 1-0 Sacrifice the Rooks!
E Vladimirov vs G Agzamov, 1977 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack: Sicilian Var (A08) 1-0 Swingin' Swayin'
A Khavin vs Kotov, 1944 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 26 in Excelling at Chess by Jacob Aagaard
Larsen vs Chandler, 1987 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Very surprising attack. It seems to come right out of the blue.
D Zagorskis vs Sadler, 1998 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 0-1

English, Agincourt Def (A13) 1-0 Pin, X-ray, Block, Spearhead
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1911 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight (A15) 1-0 Pesky White Ns!
Granda Zuniga vs Seirawan, 1993 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1-0

K's English. Two Knights' Reversed Dragon (A22) 0-1 Insane
A Pincus vs J Jacobs, 1972 
(A22) English, 38 moves, 0-1

King's English. 4 Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Stellar attack
Anand vs Caruana, 2017 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

K's English. 4Knts Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Constant pressure on Ks
L Christiansen vs Kaidanov, 1994 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 55 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. 3 Ns (A34)0-1 Q-less MG; Black in control
Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 71 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Q Pawn Fianchetto (A40) 1-0 Unreal Q sac & killer N
Dusan Rajkovic vs Z Jeraj, 1989 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit (A40) 0-1 Q sac, fine rook tactics
Horst Beer vs Grob, 1966 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Bg7 Fianchetto (A40) 0-1 Alekhine's Block, Sac Attk
S Bartha vs G Kluger, 1979 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Wade Defense (A41) 1-0 Q sac helps create passer w/initiative
V Kovacevic vs S Martinovic, 1981 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 28 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense (A41) 0-1 Rather UNIQUE play!
A Goryachkina vs A Bodnaruk, 2016 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 77 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Averbakh Var (A42) 0-1 Amazing game!
P Murray vs L Day, 1975 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 36 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Averbakh System. Kotov Var (A42) 1-0 K walk
Timman vs Suttles, 1974 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 49 moves, 1-0

Old Benoni. Schmid Var (A43) 0-1 Bishop to the 3rd rank!
C Hayes vs L Schmid, 1954 
(A43) Old Benoni, 27 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def (A53) 0-1 Some pawn grabbin' is good, some aint!
E Zagorjansky vs Kotov, 1942 
(A53) Old Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Ukrainian Var (A54) 0-1 Q Sac, King walk
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Now this is a game! Psycho attack! Steely defense!
Lautier vs Seirawan, 1991 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 57 moves, 0-1

Czech Benoni Def (A56) 1-0 White queen is a decoy-fork machine!
Kramnik vs A Mascarenhas, 1991 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Declined. Main Line (A57) 1-0 Blind Swine on 8th
Barbero vs A Nascimento, 1990 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Central Storming Var (A58) 0-1 N fork
E W Bayer vs Fedorowicz, 1988 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto (A58) 0-1Advancing K wins EG
P Van der Sterren vs Adams, 1992 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 43 moves, 0-1

The candle that burns most brightly burns half as long.
Reshevsky vs Tal, 1970 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 34 moves, 0-1

d4, g3, Nh3, Nf4 vs the Dutch. Devastating Attack Ensues!
A Stefanova vs M Gurevich, 2008 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

White R captures pawn, 2 R's, Q & B. Never saw anything like it
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 1-0 Up the exchange
Bronstein vs Lutikov, 1960 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Scandi Def: Icelandic-Palme Gambit (B01) 0-1 She has no time to
P Zarnicki vs F Fiorito, 2000 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Four Pawns Attk. Main Line (B03) 1-0 Where's he going?
G den Broeder vs T de Veij, 1980 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: 4Pawns Attack (B03) Tal blows the center to bits
Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def., 4 Pawns Attack (B03) 1-0 Scorcery at it's best!
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack (B03) 0-1 Stunning combo!
J Vetemaa vs Shabalov, 1986 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Modern. Bc4 Keres Var (B04) 1-0 Philidor's Legacy
Grischuk vs Ponomariov, 2000 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

(B06) Robatsch, 18 moves, 1-0 Qxf7+ removes the guard for Nxe6+
Nunn vs S Swanson, 1974 
(B06) Robatsch, 18 moves, 1-0

(B06) Pseudo-Austrian Attack 0-1 Wild, complex game
I Sokolov vs T Hillarp Persson, 1997 
(B06) Robatsch, 33 moves, 0-1

Pirc Classical. Quiet System Parma Def (B08) 1-0 En Passant IQP
Spassky vs Parma, 1966
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. Classical. Quiet System (B08) 1-0 Sacs, Spearheads
Tal vs Speelman, 1988 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Breyer (Dbl Fio) Stein Attk (B10) 1-0 Dbl R sacs
Stein vs R Hartoch, 1969 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 1-0

If he could play like Karpov he wouldn't need advice
S Conquest vs I E Morovic-Fernandez, 1996 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 60 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0Tactics, Complications...
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ding Liren, 2015 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Gurgenidze System (B15) 1-0 Exchange sac
Tal vs A Kolarov, 1970 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. ML (B15) 1-0 Castle opposite, full force Kside
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1909 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Dunst/C-K Def.: Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 1-0 K walk!!
Chiburdanidze vs Short, 1983 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0Prudent promotion tactics
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Bowlder Attack (B20) 1-0 Jaw dropper
Kieseritzky vs H Buckle, 1846 
(B20) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.f4 McDonnell Attk. Tal Gambit(B21) 0-1Exchange Sac
M W Johnson vs T Niessen, 1996 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Alapin. Smith-Morra Declined (B22) 0-1 Center tactics
H Barber vs Zsofia Polgar, 1986 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 0-1 Discovery+
Reto Buerge vs V Tukmakov, 1997
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Closed (B25) 1-0 Astonishing central battle!
Navara vs Sasikiran, 2009 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Slick White Rook play
Lahno vs M Etmans, 2004 
(B32) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B35) 1-0 Sacs galore; royal family fork
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

Kan Wing Attack (B43) Black's pinned pawns are riddled
Igor Ivanov vs Karpov, 1979 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Beautiful back rank deflecti
Kavalek vs Khodos, 1965 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Zwischenzug +
Kasparov vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern(B67) 1-0Interesting spoiler
E Najer vs Smirin, 2014  
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 52 moves, 1-0

Gusev's Immortal
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Pretty. Several motifs, all wrapped up in one combination.
Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 It could have gone the other way.
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B90) 1/2-1/2 4 Queens
Leko vs Kasparov, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

Um jogo simplesmente BRILHANTE!
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Castle opposite, dual attacks on Ks
Fischer vs C Bielicki, 1960 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 50: Modern Chess Masterpieces (Stohl)
Anand vs Khalifman, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attk (B90) 1-0Wheelin' & Dealin'
Browne vs Wojtkiewicz, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 74 moves, 1-0

French 2.c4/Sicilian Closed(C00) 1-0 N hot foots it to the back
Keres vs K Ozols, 1937 
(C00) French Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Euwe Var (C02) 0-1Open center, plenty of action
Carlsen vs C Hansen, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07) 0-1Rob thePin
A Berelowitsch vs Barsov, 1999 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 75 in Starting Out: The French by Byron Jacobs
Kasparov vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(C10) French, 38 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Swiss Variation (C11) 1-0 Morphy-like K hunt
Blackburne vs Thomson, 1885  
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

French Def Classical. Delayed Exchange Nc6(C11) 1-0Notes by JHB
Blackburne vs J Fish, 1879  
(C11) French, 29 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon. Grigoriev Var (C12) Fictional 5 Queens Game
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

French 3...Nf6 Classical. Rubinstein (C14) 0-1 Exchange sac!
Harmonist vs Tarrasch, 1887 
(C14) French, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Advance (C16) 1-0 At each other's throats
Judit Polgar vs L B Hansen, 1989 
(C16) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned P (C18) 1-0 Qs parade heats it up!
Geller vs Sokolsky, 1950 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Positional (C19) 1-0 Vicious pins
Kavalek vs E Formanek, 1970 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 32 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Advance (C19) 1-0 Well done~
Smyslov vs Letelier, 1950 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Humdinger!!
Bernhold vs Kreut-Zahler, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Soerensen Defense (C25) 0-1
C Mavraedis vs F Del Rosario III, 1993 
(C25) Vienna, 37 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit (C26) 0-1 W can't finish, drops rook
Alekhine vs D Kirk, 1924 
(C26) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

PawnOfTheDead said: This game gives me the creeps.
J Ost-Hansen vs Nunn, 1974 
(C27) Vienna Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 51 in The Immortal Games of Capablanca by Fred Reinfeld
Tartakower vs Capablanca, 1924 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham, McCormick Defense (C35) 1-0 Unpredictable game
Bronstein vs Fidelity, 1991 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 51 moves, 1-0

KGA Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Brothers & Sisters
Morphy vs Bird, 1859 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 46 moves, 1-0

KGA. Blachly Gambit (C37) 1-0 AULD LANG SYNE
Steinitz vs Lang, 1860 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Neumann Def (C39) 1-0 Give it a go!
A Gabrielian vs M Krylov, 2009 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 66 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mason CG (C40) 1-0 Self-pin; remove defender
Blackburne vs W Pollock, 1888  
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Ongoing queen sacrifice offer, until refusal bows to loss
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton(C42) 1-0The shoe will
de Firmian vs B Kogan, 1986 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Center Attk (C43) 1-0 Complex Reti #
M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov, 1953 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: 4...Qh4 Fraser (C45) 1-0 Dbl R sacs, Q&N battery
Mephisto vs NN, 1770 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1/2-1/2 R & Q sac forces Stalemate
D Monokroussos vs L Barcarola, 1999 
(C46) Three Knights, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Three Knights Opening (C46) 0-1Exchange leads to sac, then fork
Tylor vs Sultan Khan, 1933 
(C46) Three Knights, 60 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish (C48) 1-0 She can't be both places at once
Janowski vs Burn, 1905 
(C48) Four Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Schilling-Kostic Gambit Accepted?! (C50) 1-0
Franz Schett vs B Schoerghuber, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (C52) 1-0 Oversights
Charousek vs B Richter, 1897 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical c3, d3. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1Brilliant
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2011 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0Rob the pin
Tiviakov vs G Sargissian, 2004 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 1-0

Out of the blue finish, with quiet move before inescapable mate
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Ng5 (C55) 1-0 Long K hunt
Kolisch vs R Steel, 1861 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

G142 in 'The Golden Treasury of Chess' by Wellmuth & Horowitz
Teichmann vs Allies, 1902 
(C56) Two Knights, 35 moves, 1-0

Declared a hoax by Tim Krabbe in Chess Curiosities
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 A technical masterpiece
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Beverwijk 6.Nxf7 (C65) 0-1Non-stop action!
A Kuznetsov vs Spassky, 1960 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. Pillsbury (C67) 0-1 Notes by Dr. Tarrasch
M Porges vs Lasker, 1896  
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 185: The Guinness Book of Chess GMs by William Hartston
Fischer vs Gligoric, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Deflection sac 29. Rd7! sets up winning dbl attack & skewer
A Arulaid vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Smyslov Def (C93) 1-0 Most impressive!
Fischer vs Ivkov, 1970 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Fisher Ruy 1-0 23 drag. Löparoffer flyttar damen. BRA!!!
Fischer vs L Barczay, 1967 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 1 in Mastering the Spanish - D king & P Ponzetto
Smirin vs Beliavsky, 1989 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 0-1

"Game of the Millennium" at SF's Mechanics Institute Chess Club
Igor Ivanov vs V Mezentsev, 2000 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio vs Odd Stonewall Def (D02) 1-0Deflect from dark squares
G Vescovi vs M Bezold, 1997 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

*Torre Attack 3...Ne4 Gossip Var (D03) 1-0Instructive pawn play
Khmelnitsky vs Waitzkin, 1995 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 38 moves, 1-0

Game 1: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

The Amateur's Mind by Jeremy Silman, p. 184
Alekhine vs Marshall, 1925 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense (D10) 1-0 Long Kside attack by unstoppable Q
Breyer vs J Esser, 1917  
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 1/2- 1/2 Rooks gone wild...
Gelfand vs Bacrot, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

From move 30 it was relentless mating threats from Topalov.
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Wiesbaden Var (D17) 1-0 Heavy Punches
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1996 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D19)  1-0 Spearheads
L Christiansen vs M N Sher, 1994
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 37 moves, 1-0

QGA Central Var. Modern Def (D20) 1-0 A good old fashioned whip
Kasparov vs Deep Thought, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

Karpov plays a masterpiece-a ballet of minor pieces
Karpov vs Gulko, 1996 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30) 1-0 Not Quiet
R Slobodjan vs R Prasca Sosa, 2004 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 319 in Chess Informant Best Games 301-400
Kasparov vs Gavrikov, 1981 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def, Schara G (D32) 1-0 4 consecutive pawn captures!
D Fidlow vs A Maier, 1959 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 8 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Serious pins
A Lein vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Two Knights (D32) 1-0 Discovery coming
Reti vs Tarrasch, 1922 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Classical Tarrasch Gambit(D34) 0-1Worlds longest roller coaster
B Gundavaa vs S Collins, 2010 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 101 moves, 0-1

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Defense (D37) 0-1 Brilliant
A Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

Schlechter drew a World Championship Match with Lasker in 1910.
Schlechter vs Przepiorka, 1906 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

Exchange Qs w/a protected passer (trade off pieces when better)
V Malakhov vs Grischuk, 2007 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange (D41) 1-0 Brilliant!!
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Both Kings take a stroll in a tactical battle w/out Queens
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 B sac offers become melee!
Ljubojevic vs A Giri, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Topalev beats Kramnik in a wild one - Photo
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Another game from Shirov with a quick, explosive finish.
Shirov vs Fressinet, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz. Center Var (C45) 1-0 A+Promo combo!!
Mikhalchishin vs Pavasovic, 1999  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 885 in Chess Informant Best Games 801-900
Gelfand vs Shabalov, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Thanks to both l'Ami and Stellwagen for showing why Chess ROCKS
L'Ami vs Stellwagen, 2007 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Lasker Defense (D56) 1-0 A long king walk
Ivanchuk vs Onischuk, 2005 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Goglidze Attack (D70) 1-0 Brilliant!
D Khismatullin vs I Kurnosov, 2011 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Blammo!
Chiburdanidze vs V Malaniuk, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 24 in How to Crush Your Chess Opponents by Simon Williams
Kiril D Georgiev vs Nisipeanu, 2006 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Q decoy sac for a pin
B Morchiashvili vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 2015 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Check, Intermezzo (E15) 1-0 Operational Hiatus
Granda Zuniga vs Kamsky, 1996 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Try 58...Bxb5!?
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2012 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Saemisch. O'Kelly Var (E26) 1-0 Amazing game
Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 1-0

Carlsen loses w/white in 20 moves (blindfolded)
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2009 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 20 moves, 0-1

Mitrofanov's Deflections
Taimanov vs Larsen, 1970 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

G29: 'The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games'
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Huebner. Rubinstein Var (E42) 1-0 Kside attk
Kasparov vs Csom, 1980 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Reshevsky Var (E46) 0-1 No draw
G Mititelu vs Tal, 1958 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

A model IQP game by Nepomniachtchi
I Nepomniachtchi vs A A Kharitonov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 48 moves, 1-0

KID. Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 1-0 The Bishop Pair
L Christiansen vs L Gutman, 1988 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1Early Pe3 holds; complex sacs
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

Strong British GM being "Konerued"!!
Koneru vs Hebden, 2002 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

KID Accelerated Averbakh Var (E70) 0-1 Simply spellbinding! 
Stein vs Geller, 1966 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Def. Averbakh. Flexible Defense (E70)1-0 Kickin' it!
Tan Zhongyi vs Ying Zhu, 2015 
(E73) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Be down the tempo and win! Triangulation in effect.
Alburt vs Kasparov, 1978 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 56 moves, 0-1

KID Six Pawns Attack (E77) 1-0 Lawn Mower Mate
S Williams vs Hebden, 2006 
(E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Wow!! One of the best games of the late English GM Tony Miles
S Atalik vs Miles, 1993 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

KID Petrosian Var. Stein Def (E92) 0-1 Q sac & more
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

KID, Bayonet Attack (E97) 0-1 Wild game, resembles Bughouse
P H Nielsen vs T Hillarp Persson, 1998 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Classical System Neo-Classsical Line (E99) 0-1 P#
G Burgess vs W Watson, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

This game has that Paul Morphy feel to it.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Once again the piece defeats the 3 pawns in the ending.
Leonhardt vs C Jaffe, 1911 
(B40) Sicilian, 62 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Knight Var(B43) 1-0 Q sac, Arabian/Hook mate next
Fischer vs J L Garcia Bachiller, 1970 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attack (B48) 1-0 Pins win
Topalov vs Movsesian, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

One night in Bangkok makes the hard man humble!
M Fette vs B Perenyi, 1985 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin (B57) 0-1 Bold sac attk
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1993 
(B57) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78) 1-0QDeflection!
Judit Polgar vs Kaidanov, 2010 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B82) 1-0 Check me? Mate you!
Anand vs Fritz, 1992 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 1-0

Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attk Perenyi Gambit(B90) 1-0Vicious
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0Kside P roller passer
Adams vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional (B92) 0-1 Passer combo!
Yurtaev vs Carlsen, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 39 in Tal: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala
Tal vs M Stean, 1974 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97) 1/2-1/2 All 8 Black pieces
I Johannesson vs S Bergsson, 2007 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted(B97) 0-1Philidor's Legacy
Tringov vs Fischer, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

The Argentina Chain Saw Massacre -- A VERY BAD Bishop
G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

G114 in Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by G. Burgess
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

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