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Arcturus' favorite games Compiled by Arcturus
Compiled by fredthebear
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This collection of 142 games was Compiled by Arcturus. Thank you Arcturus!

Fredthebear will have a look at these games and shift some to other collections. This collection will gradually shrink and be deleted.


Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Erdos vs Lichtner, 1922 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

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

Unlikely last move
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Combo
P Kral vs Barlov, 1987 
(B32) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Combo Visual
Portisch vs A Deze, 1971 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1-0

Nez
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

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

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

Kramnik
Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2009 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 81 moves, 1-0

Port-Nick
Portisch vs DeFirmian, 1989 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Immortal Semi-Slav
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Alek
Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

H File
J Sloth vs W Watson, 1991 
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Essential Breyer
Breyer vs J Esser, 1917  
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

K Zambelly vs Maroczy, 1897 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Great combo
Anand vs Leko, 1994 
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Uncastled
Tarrasch vs Mendelson, 1879 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

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

J Vetemaa vs Shabalov, 1986 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Smy
Smyslov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 24 moves, 1-0

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

G File
A Ostapenko vs S Kurkin, 1970 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Tolush, 1956 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

L L Gonzalez vs G H Perrine, 1943 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

Ending theme
Estrin vs J Boey, 1978 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Material Balance
Podgaets vs V Gusev, 1974 
(A06) Reti Opening, 73 moves, 1-0

Lili
Lilienthal vs Menchik, 1933 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

A6 ~!!
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Averbach combo
Radjabov vs Z Basagic, 2004 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 27 moves, 1-0

4 center pawns
Pachman vs Fischer, 1959 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

What's happening here?
Shirov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2002 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 79 moves, 1-0

Closed position , Alekine's Gun
Karjakin vs Jakovenko, 2010 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

Capa Kingside Slav
Capablanca vs Levenfish, 1935 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 26 moves, 1-0

5 th on the board
Serper vs C Navrotescu, 1988 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 0-1

K Grigorian vs Dzindzichashvili, 1969 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 14 moves, 0-1

P Sabuk vs Anna Kantane, 2010 
(A15) English, 18 moves, 1-0

Hanging in the Wind
Musaiev vs M Karmov, 1979  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 28 moves, 0-1

A Rubezov vs G Borisenko, 1960 
(B89) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

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

Correspondence Gambit Move 5
V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Kingside
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Winnawer King hunt
D Vocaturo vs T Hillarp Persson, 2009 
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 1-0

Protecting pieces
Ponomariov vs Z Gyimesi, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 43 moves, 1-0

F Vallejo Pons vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Akopian vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

Bron miniature
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Queen mate . . . . .
Z Domnitz vs Pachman, 1973 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Center 4
D Howell vs P H Nielsen, 2010 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

2-3's for a Queen
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

QID Early Hanging
A Riazantsev vs Karjakin, 2010 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

Middlegame king location
M Olszewski vs R Salvador, 2010 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

h7 attack
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

Capa Drop
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

h7 attack - not obvious
C Kottnauer vs Kotov, 1946 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 28 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk Fantasy Game
Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

21) White to move
Kupreichik vs G Danner, 1966 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

27) . . . . . black to move and mate in 9 moves
E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben, 1895 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

Gligoric Pressure
Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Short Najdor
A Laster vs R Gahtan, 1975 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 18 moves, 1-0

Kingside Gem
V Mikenas vs S F Lebedev, 1941 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Kingside Saemish
Tal vs Tolush, 1957 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

The Schlecter
B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Forget the Knight
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Pressure the trapped piece
A Ardeleanu vs J Halasi, 2007 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

King's Corner
A Planinc vs Matulovic, 1965 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Mid opening Gambit
Anand vs Leko, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Who needs a Queen ?
T Gelashvili vs A Hasanov, 2007 
(B20) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Parr
F Parr vs G Wheatcroft, 1938 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

Multi-themed attack
Jelen vs M Dietze, 1936 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

Qg7 #2
J Mieses vs Janowski, 1900 
(C26) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

Another queen goes away . . .
Rossolimo vs Livingstone, 1961 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

Pins
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

The Draw
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hunt the King !
J Ivanov vs I Cheparinov, 2004 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Kor-Tal Benoni
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Discover, pin, trap, sac, everything !
M Dogge vs J Versmissen, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 51 moves, 1-0

Undeveloped Pieces
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

14) RETREAT !
N Kosintseva vs E Berg, 2007 
(C10) French, 42 moves, 0-1

Z Frankel vs R A Court, 1964 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1910 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Dzindzi's 31) white to move
Dzindzichashvili vs Tseshkovsky, 1973 
(A14) English, 41 moves, 1-0

w/Notes
Janowski vs Steel, 1893  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Back Rank
A Pomar Salamanca vs M Johansson Sr, 1966 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 27 moves, 1-0

Judit e3 (2)
Timman vs Judit Polgar, 2000 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Move 17
J A Curdo vs L Mercuri, 1982 
(C48) Four Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

The Kamsky
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1

The Hector
Hector vs M Antonsen, 2010 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Ultimate Zuk
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Isolated King Attack
T Hillarp Persson vs H Grooten, 2007 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 0-1

Pressure
Aronian vs V Popov, 2005 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Polgar Gambit
Judit Polgar vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

f6 cramps
Motylev vs Bareev, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 68 moves, 1-0

Moro's Shabalov Attack
Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

A Capa Combo
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Robatch
L McLaren vs M Steadman, 2008
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 1-0

Spassky's Kings Gambit
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Kingside Move Order
R Knaak vs Adorjan, 1985 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

2 Queens
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 0-1

Perfect Nezh
Lilienthal vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

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

Kingside vulnerabilities
J Gustafsson vs Efimenko, 2011 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Dzindzi King Hunt
Bondarevsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1962 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 0-1

Another Nez
Nezhmetdinov vs L Shamkovich, 1954 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Q vs Minors Janko
A Jankovic vs R Zelcic, 2005 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1-0

Bologan's Immortal
Kotronias vs Bologan, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 0-1

Unzicker vs M Czerniak, 1954 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Seirawan vs Browne, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 18 moves, 0-1

N Sorokin vs Y Vilner, 1929 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 0-1

A Bezgodov vs M Jounousov, 1994 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 21 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

S Soors vs A R Saleh Salem, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 35 moves, 0-1

A Caro-Kann
Wang Hao vs S Megaranto, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Confusion Benoni
J Stopa vs D Kuljasevic, 2007 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keres Crashes
Keres vs L Laurine, 1935 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

Kings Gambit Kingside
G Farkas vs L Szell, 1972 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Who needs the Queen ?!
S Volkov vs C Balogh, 2007 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

King Hunt
T Southam vs J Cote, 1996 
(A80) Dutch, 26 moves, 1-0

W Schmidt vs R Henley, 1983 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

The Bullet
Schmaltz vs R Har-Zvi, 2001 
(C25) Vienna, 24 moves, 0-1

Kasparov e file
Kasparov vs Salov, 1989 
(A15) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Voro's Queen
E Vorobiov vs S Beshukov, 2002 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Chucky Nuts
Ivanchuk vs Csom, 1989 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Kings Gambit
K Kirby vs L Wilken, 1961 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Nimzo crash
J Enevoldsen vs Nimzowitsch, 1933 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Alek Slugfrst
G A Hoskyn vs R J Dive, 1997 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

Phil
Ullianov vs Zubikov, 1956 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Cordel Gambit
Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

A king's gambit
J Gallagher vs S Conquest, 1988 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

French Mini
Kunin vs Ochsengoit, 1958 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

Famous Shirov ending
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

13 move tactical shots
V Litvinov vs Veresov, 1958 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 13 moves, 0-1

King Walks
P Vucinic vs D Djurovic, 1986 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Geller Pin Master
Geller vs Portisch, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Tarratch and his Bishops
T Nissl vs Tarrasch, 1932 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

Morphy Quick Queen
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

Holt On
C Holt vs L Milman, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Ftacnik Fantastic
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Jun's F-File
Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 1-0

Rookless Kolish
Mandolfo vs Kolisch, 1859 
(C26) Vienna, 19 moves, 0-1

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