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7 Come 11 Makes About 187
Compiled by fredthebear

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, Bubo Bubo.

* Glossary of Chess Terms:
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

Annotated in The Mammoth Book of The World's Greatest Chs Games
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 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

Play that Funcky Music White Boy - A great fight!
K Funck vs B Halldorsson, 1971 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

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

A04 0-1 39 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

"deserves to be counted among the finest examples of the art of
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian c5, d5, e5 (A08) 1-0 W counter offers
Stein vs L Zinn, 1961 
(A07) 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 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack: Sicilian Var (A08) 1-0 Swingin' Swayin'
A Khavin vs Kotov, 1944 
(A07) 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

Game 129 in My Fifty Years of Chess by Frank James Marshall
J L McCudden vs Marshall, 1934  
(A13) English, 41 moves, 0-1

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

English Opening: Great Snake (A10) 0-1 B sac! Long combination
E Nikolic vs Fischer, 1968 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 89 in The Golden Dozen" by Irving Chernev
Reti vs Lasker, 1924 
(A12) English with b3, 45 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

Game 6 in Paul Keres: The Quest for Perfection by Paul Keres.
Keres vs Taimanov, 1951 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. KID Formation (A15) 1-0 Ingenious
Aronian vs A Giri, 2017 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

G34: The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 0-1

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

23. ? John Emms' Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book Set 3
Stein vs Vladimir Lepeshkin, 1965 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 B Underpromo
A Reshko vs O Kaminsky, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical Hedgehog Defense (A30) 0-1
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

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

English Symmetrical. Three Knights (A34) 1-0 Spearhead pin
Petrosian vs H Lehmann, 1960 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 135 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
P Blechschmidt vs Flohr, 1930 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 31 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

Rat Defense (A41) 0-1 Exchange Sac in Queenless middlegame
Bacrot vs Topalov, 2000 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 33 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

Modern Defense: Averbakh both 0-0-0 (A42) 0-1 Bs can't fool Ns
Hoi vs T M Haub, 2009
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 42 moves, 0-1

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

Gibbins-Weidenhagen Gambit 2.g4 vs Indian Def (A45) 1-0 K walks
D Barron vs P Gardner, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A46) 0-1 Q sac removes guard
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Torre Attk: Classical Def. Nimzowitsch Var/Hippo (A46) 1-0Q sac
J M Bellon Lopez vs E Berg, 2006 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Q's Indian. Marienbad System (A47) 1-0 Q sac, Dbl Rs, N
Levenfish vs S B Gotthilf, 1924 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Colle-Zuke vs KID (A48) 1-0 Change of fortune Reinfeld puzzle #
J S Morrison vs Euwe, 1922 
(A48) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

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

Game 120 in I Play Against Pieces by Svetozar Gligoric
Gligoric vs Petrosian, 1954 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 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. Pawn Return Var (A57) 0-1 Cut & Thrust
Khurtsidze vs V Cmilyte, 2012 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 49 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Central Storming Var (A58) 0-1 N fork
E W Bayer vs Fedorowicz, 1988 
(A57) 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

Accepting the Benko gambit pawn is bad medicine.
Hort vs Alburt, 1977 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 37 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

Dutch Def. vs Hopton Attack 2.Bg5 h6 (A80) 1-0Excellent example
Nickoloff vs D Ross, 1993 
(A80) Dutch, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Dutch Def. Leningrad Var (A87) 0-1 Imperfect, slashing tactics
Razuvaev vs Topalov, 1992 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 47 moves, 0-1

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

Owen Defense: Blatny Var (B00) 1-0 Knights on the rim
E Can vs D Lomsadze, 2010 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Scandi 4.Nf3 g6 Richter Var (B01) 1-0 Bishops Zwischenzug
A Wirig vs T Thorhallsson, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 38 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Two Pawn Attack. Lasker Var (B02) 1-0 Slick promo
P Dubinin vs Aronin, 1947 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

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

Alekhine Def. Modern. Larsen Var Miles Line (B04) 1-0Great Attk
E Najer vs Mamedyarov, 2005 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 39 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

Modern Def. Pseudo-Austrian Attk (B06) 1-0A bit unusual, but EZ
Fischer vs Udovcic, 1970 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 1-0

150A 8.Nh3 Modern Elongated Dbl Fio (B06) 1-0Mutual threats, Rs
Naiditsch vs R Tischbierek, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

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 Def.Two Knights Attack (B10) 0-1 Bold opening sacs
Tal vs Aronin, 1954 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 41 moves, 0-1

C-K Two Knights Attack. Mindeno, Exchange (B11) 1-0 0-0-0?
Levenfish vs P Dubinin, 1940 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 40 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

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attack Bishop Hunt (B12) 1-0 Action
Timman vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Advance 4g4 Bayonet Attack (B12) 1-0Pawns launch
Zhang Pengxiang vs Seirawan, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Panov Attk 4...e5 pseudo Albin CG (B13) 0-1 Simul
Alekhine vs M Scholtz, 1932 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 48 moves, 0-1

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

Game 14 in Rubinstein: Move by Move by Zenon Franco Ocampos.
Euwe vs Rubinstein, 1921 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Slasher
V S Spasov vs K Sobay, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Hogtied
Anand vs L Christiansen, 1993 
(B30) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian Bc4 (B30) 1-0 Get the Queen in close
Anand vs Tiviakov, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 Three Amigos are hard to beat!
L Dominguez vs Radjabov, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Brilliant play by 16 year old
Anand vs Radjabov, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0 g-file
Nezhmetdinov vs Antoshin, 1964 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 30 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. Open (B32) 1-0 Turn the pin into a double attack
Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Triple on h-file w/Q sac, skewers
Robson vs Khachiyan, 2011 
(B32) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Sic Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Chelyabinsk (B33) 0-1 Batteries
I Zakurdjaeva vs S Melia, 2013 
(B33) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 1-0The Pearl of Sochi
Gufeld vs B Ivanovic, 1979 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B35) 1-0 Sacs galore; royal family fork
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze (B36) 1-0 Pretty EG
Vukcevich vs D Drimer, 1960 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 62 moves, 1-0

Fischer adage: "Tactics flow from a positionally superior game"
Bologan vs J Garcia Padron, 1993 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Var (B41) 1-0 Riveting play!
A Tari vs D Arngrimsson, 2015 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Swiss Cheese Variation (B42) 0-1 33...e2!
M Wei vs J Ikeda, 2013 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0Weird B clearance works!
M Esserman vs P Nutzman, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 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 Def. Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Nxg7 sac allows Qf6+
E Tate vs A Chibukhchian, 2013 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Kan. Wing Attk (B43) 0-1 Open diagonals for B pair
I A Horowitz vs Denker, 1936 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Modern Line (B44) 1-0 White did castle
Ivanchuk vs Wang Yue, 2013 
(B44) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 0-1 Corresponding squares gem
Smejkal vs Karpov, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 72 moves, 0-1

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

Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Dangling Bs
Yifan Hou vs Lahno, 2012 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var. English Attk (B48) 1-0 R Romp
L Dominguez vs E Mortensen, 2002 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Chekhover Var (B53) 1-0 Epaulette Mate sideways
M Kremer vs L Schandorff, 1982 
(B53) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 11 in The Application of Chess Theory by Efim Geller
Geller vs Kogan, 1946 
(B53) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Classical. Fianchetto (B56) 1-0Cross pin the Spreahead
Rada vs Kostal, 1942 
(B58) Sicilian, 22 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

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Var (B68) 1-0 P race
I Salgado Lopez vs Acs, 2011 
(B68) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7, 40 moves, 1-0

Gusev's Immortal B72 1-0 37
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Classical (B73) 1-0 See blogspot link
V Vepkhvishvili vs J Wiedersich, 1993 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 50 in The Russians Play Chess by Irving Chernev
Ragozin vs Veresov, 1945 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 35 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

G121 in Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Ravinsky vs Panov, 1943 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Analyze Bxa2+
Velimirovic vs Bronstein, 1994 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 A Big Suprise!
E Vladimirov vs Epishin, 1987 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 Karpov sac attack
Karpov vs Sax, 1983 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B82) 1-0 Notes by Dembo
Y Dembo vs R Palaj, 1994  
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Scheveningen Var (B84) 1-0Legendary Rook Sac
Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B86) 1-0 Dbl N sacs beat N pair
E Tate vs Yudasin, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 0-1 Rxf7 sac
J Nogueiras vs Tarjan, 1979 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 35 moves, 0-1

Sic Fischer-Sozin Flank Var (B87) 0-1 Sutovsky's Immortal
D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

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 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

Um jogo simplesmente BRILHANTE!
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 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 35 in My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer
Fischer vs Julio Bolbochan, 1962  
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 50: Modern Chess Masterpieces (Stohl)
Anand vs Khalifman, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attk (B90) 1-0Wheelin' & Dealin'
Browne vs Wojtkiewicz, 2004 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 74 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Scheveningen. English Attk (B90) 1-0 In fine form
Browne vs Wojtkiewicz, 2004 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf English Attack (B90) 1-0 All long rangers prod
A Lukin vs T Khasanov, 1983 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Clear the way!
V S Spasov vs Grischuk, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 K walk
Anand vs de Firmian, 1986 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

One of the strangest GM games that Fredthebear has ever seen??
M Kobalia vs D Khismatullin, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 84 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack Anti-English (B90) 0-1 Photo
Svidler vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

The Chess Mind - Gerald Abrahams
Keres vs Kotov, 1950 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Viktor Kupreichik - The Marvel from Minsk
Kupreichik vs G Danner, 1966 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0Back-to-back N sacs arrange discover+
Chiburdanidze vs Dvoirys, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

This game is discussed in Tal's book 'Attack with Mikhail Tal'.
Kupreichik vs K Grigorian, 1974 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 228: Svetozar Gligoric Collected Games, Editor Colin Leach
Hort vs Gligoric, 1971 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 35 moves, 0-1

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

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1 Clever mating net
M Romi vs Keres, 1936 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Advance (C08) 0-1 Exchange Sac!
E Bebchuk vs Bronstein, 1974 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 24 moves, 0-1

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

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 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 Def. Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0QxB+ sac, mate by pawn
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1967 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Burn Main Line (C11) 1-0 Magnificent!
M Johansson Sr vs Teschner, 1960 
(C11) French, 41 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

He understood how to play (or not play) the g-file very well!
Blackburne vs D Forsyth, 1883  
(C22) Center Game, 48 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 
(C28) Vienna Game, 26 moves, 0-1

An excellent example of an intuitive positional Queen sac.
J Augustin vs Nunn, 1977 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 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 Fischer Def (C34) 0-1 Serious mayhem, lots of en prise!!
J Gallagher vs S Conquest, 1988 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 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

33...Qg4!! Spectacular Queen sac will "Burn" the white pieces!
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton(C42) 1-0The shoe will
de Firmian vs B M 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

Schulze-Muller Gambit (C44) 1-0 A.K.A. Chicago / Irish Gambit
D T Phillips vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening (C44) 1-0 A good tussle of time in chess
Horwitz vs Harrwitz, 1846 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 44 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

Game 67 in How to Reassess Your Chess by Jeremy Silman
Ed. Lasker vs F Englund, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 0-1 Nice Zugzwang
Tylor vs Lasker, 1936 
(C49) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

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

Evans Gambit. Mortimer-Evans Gambit (C51) 1-0 Cross pin
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1863  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 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

Italian, Two Knights Def. Perreux Var (C55) 1-0 Kingdom to Kdom
Anderssen vs de Riviere, 1859 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 32 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, 1905 
(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

2 Kts Def. Polerio Def Bb5+ (C58) 1-0Conjure up a Constellation
Anderssen vs Falkbeer, 1851 
(C58) Two Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Italian, Two Knights Def. Polerio Def. Suhle Def (C59) 0-1 Corr
Estrin vs R Strand, 1966 
(C59) Two Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

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

Game 32 in 'My Secrets in the Ruy Lopez' by Lajos Portisch.
Fischer vs Smyslov, 1965 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 1-0 One for computers
G Kuzmin vs A Choudhary, 1984 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 200 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Kashdan vs H Steiner, 1942 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 0-1 Fabulous Q sac under duress
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

The en prise Black Q plays 33...Qc2! and the White K runs away!
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

An attacking genius - right up there with Keres, Tal & Alekhine
Nezhmetdinov vs Estrin, 1951 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 30 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

Spanish Morphy, Breyer Def Zaitsev H (C95) 1-0Philidor's Legacy
J Peters vs Lombardy, 1977 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 34 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

Levitsky/Torre Attk (D00) 0-1 Mutual Kside attacks, Corridor #
D Kosic vs S Cvetkovic, 1994 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 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

White sacrifices TWO queens and ends a knight ahead
Zukertort vs Englisch, 1883 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 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

Colle c4, b3/QGD (D04) 1-0 Deflection Q sac unblocks passer
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 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

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 Who's got who?
Euwe vs J L Kersten, 1926 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Known as "pinteresting" due to the number of pins used
Radjabov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Zuke-Rubinstein vs Slav Def Quiet Var (D11) 1-0 A treat!
Z Kozul vs Rublevsky, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1/2- Q sac is the only
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2007 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

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 (D15) 0-1 Black declines Q sacrifice, brings up Rs
S Volkov vs Rublevsky, 1993
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 102 in Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman
Euwe vs Flohr, 1939 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

QGA via Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 Turmoil abounds
Van Wely vs Topalov, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

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
(D18) 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

QGA. Normal (D25) 1-0 Bxh6 Kside assault; K chase across
Taimanov vs V Mikenas, 1965 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 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

Semi-Tarrasch Def. Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Snatch the initiative
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

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

QGD. Three Knights "Cold Steel" (D37) 1-0 Notes by Janowski
Janowski vs Steel, 1893  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 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

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1-0 R sac attack, pin, N on 6th!
P Nikolic vs M Gurevich, 1993 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 Desperado
V M Mikhalevski vs Speelman, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 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

"Garry Kasparov's Chess Challenge" Cadogan Chess, London, 1996
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 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

Fischer's win that made Spassky applaud him!
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 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

“The pieces must breathe deeply and with a full chest!” --Tal
F Parr vs G Wheatcroft, 1938 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Brinckmann Attk (D82) 1-0 N sac, pile on pin, 2
J Kulbacki vs T Manion, 1989 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 27 moves, 1-0

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

Gruenfeld Def Botvinnik Var (D95) 1-0 youtube link
Yusupov vs Carlsen, 2003 
(D95) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1-0

Kangaroo Def.Keres Def. Transpositional (E00) 1-0 P sac attk
Shirov vs D King, 1990 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 1-0 Victory March!
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 27 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. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Magnus gets mated!
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

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

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

E39 0-1 34 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

Game 7 in Winning Chess Middlegames by Ivan Sokolov.
Keres vs Spassky, 1965 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 25 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

"Music and Shashin were Always the Fashion"
A Shashin vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 35 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. Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 1-0 Tactics everywhere
M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Volokitin, 2013 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 101 in Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman
Euwe vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 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

E69 1-0 34 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

E80 1-0 56 Queen vs 2 Rooks
Dreev vs Shirov, 1996 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 56 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

an *exceptionally* brilliant game by Wang Hao.
Wang Hao vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 219 Svetozar Gligoric Collected Games, Editor Colin Leach
Hort vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Gufeld's Mona Lisa
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 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. Orthodox. Donner Def (E94) 0-1 Eliminate the Interposing R
F Handke vs S Atalik, 2000 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 11 in Twenty-five Annotated Games by Robert Huebner
Huebner vs J Kaplan, 1974 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 42 moves, 1-0

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. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1Attk & Def
M Kobalia vs Miroshnichenko, 2001 
(E97) King's Indian, 44 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Classical Misc. lines (E98) 0-1 N sac busts Kside
Ivanchuk vs Radjabov, 2002 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 37 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

Game 2 in Keres: Move by Move by Zenon Franco Ocampos.
Keres vs W Winter, 1935 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

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

wild battle, surely a strong candidate for game of the tournam
Nisipeanu vs I Bukavshin, 2015 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 69 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

Hang on with your nails even as they break.
E Inarkiev vs M M Kazhgaleyev, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 50 moves, 1-0

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

Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attk Perenyi Gambit(B90) 1-0Vicious
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1999 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 En prise!!
V Palciauskas vs Vytautas Andriulaitis, 2001 
(B89) Sicilian, 52 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

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B82) 1-0 Check me? Mate you!
Anand vs Fritz, 1992 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 38 moves, 1-0

pp 104-107 of "The Delights of Chess" by Assiac (Dover, 1974)
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1-0

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

The White king moves nineteen times - valderee, valderah!
H Danielsen vs Pokorna, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. ML (C89) 0-1 Great prophylactics
Kamsky vs Ivanchuk, 1991 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 53 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Exchange sac, rich endgame dual
Anand vs Gelfand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

D44 1-0 34
Pelletier vs E Rodriguez Guerrero, 2006 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

B77 1-0 39
Motylev vs B Savchenko, 2007 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs I D Dorfman, 1976 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

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