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Kenneth Parker's thought-provoking games
Compiled by sea7kenp
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Not necessarily the best play on both sides, but something attracting me to the Games in this collection.

Game of the Century.
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Grandmaster Maurice Ashley Does the Grand Pris Attack
R Hardarson vs Ashley, 2012 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 21 moves, 0-1

Fischer beats Geller, after a String of Losses.
Geller vs Fischer, 1970 
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 72 moves, 0-1

Geller beat Fischer right after this Game. Larsen was Great!
Geller vs Larsen, 1967 
(A04) Reti Opening, 66 moves, 0-1

Oldie but Goody
Reti vs Yates, 1924 
(A13) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Fisher, playing Black in a Giuoco Piano
Mednis vs Fischer, 1963 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 62 moves, 0-1

Fischer has quite a streak against Bisguier.
Fischer vs Bisguier, 1970 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

Donald Byrne outplays Arthur Bisguier
D Byrne vs Bisguier, 1954
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Larsen, 1979 
(B01) Scandinavian, 55 moves, 0-1

Bisguier bests Spassky in Endgame.
Spassky vs Bisguier, 1955 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 68 moves, 0-1

H E Atkins vs R Blow, 1937 
(D85) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1-0

Levenfish, outside of the Sicilian Dragon.
F Bohatirchuk vs Levenfish, 1935
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Black tries to Mate, loses his Queen.
Khalifman vs Shabalov, 2001 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Ashley vs C Eriksson, 2012
(B33) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Too Much Symmetry can be a Bad Thing.
Ponomariov vs S Azarov, 1995 
(C49) Four Knights, 44 moves, 1-0

Smothered Mate Threat causes Black to Lose his Queen.
C Landenbergue vs M Roeder, 1993 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Queen for Two Knights? Bargain?
W Byrne vs R Rozycki, 1992 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 0-1

Damiano Bites the Dust. Again!
P Korhonen vs Chai Chin Lim, 2000 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Sometimes, a Knight is all you Need!
Z Mestrovic vs Gligoric, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

An uncommon Win with Black for Karpov!
Chandler vs Karpov, 1983 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 0-1

Awesome Knight Promotion, causing Mate!
A Sandrin vs J C Barnes, 1954 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 19 moves, 1-0

Two Knight Promotions!
V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956 
(C11) French, 80 moves, 1-0

Too Many Queens!
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

Fischer Beats a Chess Computer
Fischer vs Greenblatt, 1977 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

So many Mates...
C Lange vs A Krueger, 2000 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Amusing Rook Promotion with Mate at end.
Keres vs J Turn, 1943 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

Symmetric to the End: Literally!
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Quadruple Isolated Pawns
Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Mated with an En Passant!
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

Another En Passant Mate
F Rhine vs NN, 2010 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

Four Queens by Move 7
Casper vs Heckert, 1975 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Mate with 2 Knights after Queen Sacrifice
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

O-O#
G Spencer vs NN, 1893 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

Even better O-O#
O Seuss vs H Hurme, 1969 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Awesome Swindle on Black's part.
J L Burden vs L Christiansen, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 0-1

Amazing Swindle by Jan Donner
A Matanovic vs J H Donner, 1965 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Gee, I think it's time for me to Castle!
NN vs C Meyer, 1931 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 18 moves, 0-1

Mate via King Move!
Smitten vs Prince Dadian, 1896 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Check! is answered by Checkmate!
NN vs B F Winkelman, 1945 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

Grandmaster misses Back Rank Mate!
Short vs Chiburdanidze, 1985 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 31 moves, 0-1

Black never moves the Queen Bishop.
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1959 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 31 moves, 1-0

Incomplete Game, due to death of Reshevsky. Correspondence.
Reshevsky vs D Zechiel, 1990 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 37 moves,

Knight Promotion wins. (Queen falls to Knight Fork).
Shirov vs Z Almasi, 1996 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Too many Bishops on the Board!
Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 255 moves, 0-1

Famous Swindle
de Firmian vs K G Shirazi, 1986 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Another Game, where Check is followed by Checkmate!
Jaenisch vs Shumov, 1850 
(B20) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Pretty Checkmate.
S S Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1905 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

Black's King is Checkmated on the White King Square!
P Vucinic vs D Djurovic, 1984 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

A Mental Hospital outplays Cambridge University
Cambridge vs Bedlam Asylum, 1883 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 25 moves, 0-1

Resigned, but should have won!
Carlos Torre vs F E Parker, 1924 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

I love the final Position.
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Black's Queen goes to Prison.
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

Not sure about final Position.
Teichmann vs Marshall, 1905 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Mate with 1 Knight, 1 Bishop, but NO King-side Pieces
Yermolinsky vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 9 moves, 1-0

Fingerslip leads to Mate. Against the Opponent!
R Schwarz vs Labau, 1948 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

Promotion to a Knight, with Mate.
R Runau vs Schmidt, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

The original, Annotated Traxler Variation of the Two Knights.
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Knight Promotion = Checkmate!
A Sandrin vs P Le Cornu, 1949 
(A16) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Queen Sac, followed by Mate by 2 Knights (helped by a Bishop)
D D van Geet vs Versnel, 1950 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Noah's Ark Trap Backfires, leading to Mate
F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

Queen Sacrifice, followed by Double Check = Mate
H Helms vs O Tenner, 1942 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

Frankenstein-Dracula Variation
J Ost-Hansen vs Nunn, 1974 
(C27) Vienna Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Long King Walk, supporting Queen to Mate Black.
Weenink vs L Gans, 1923 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Play Chess in a Dream? Accurate Score Recall is impressive!
NN vs Bronstein, 1961 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 19 moves, 0-1

Queen Sacrifice followed by a Pawn Mate
Alekhine vs Forrester, 1923 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 1-0

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