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Noteworthy Games
Compiled by BAJones

Q-side advantage, centralisation, K-side pawn advance
W So vs Carlsen, 2018 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

Kan vs Lasker, 1935 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 50 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1934 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 0-1

A fine Rook and Pawn ending
G A Thomas vs Reti, 1925 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 73 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Maroczy, 1902 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

b4 diversionary pawn sacrifice is an Alekhine feature
Alekhine vs Maroczy, 1931 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Exchange Variation, Queenside castling, no counterplay
Tartakower vs A Holte, 1923 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 69 moves, 1-0

Flohr vs Simagin, 1947
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1932  
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Carlsen, 2017 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Flohr vs Vidmar, 1936 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

How to refute Queenside Castling in Exchange Variation
Sultan Khan vs Menchik, 1932 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs A Munoz, 1945 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

J Trapl vs J Trmal, 1962 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Tarrasch, 1922 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1922  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two pieces sacrificed in the first six moves by White
Charousek vs K Schneider, 1891 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Black's weakened pawns lead to a winning White attack
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Underpromotion and checkmate
A Sandrin vs P Le Cornu, 1949 
(A16) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Sound positional play leaves White with no advantage
O Barda vs Flohr, 1930 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 22 moves, 0-1

A classic Queen ending leads to won Pawn endgame
Marshall vs Maroczy, 1905 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 0-1

A Kingside attack with open e-file
Maroczy vs Leonhardt, 1905 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Combination at move 33 gives advantageous Q ending
Rotlewi vs Nimzowitsch, 1911 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 1-0

A classic Queen ending
Maroczy vs Marshall, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 60 moves, 1-0

17.e5 & 18.h4, control of a3-f8 diagonal, smothered mate
Morphy vs T J Bryan, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Penetration of Black King via dark squares, mating threat
Blackburne vs Maroczy, 1899 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

38.e6? is capitalised upon to produce a won ending
Pillsbury vs Schlechter, 1895  
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 0-1

Active Knight vs. helpless Bishop. Consumate strategy.
Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

A piece won after 12 moves; concludes in style of Capablanca
Mecking vs Darcy Lima, 1993
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 0-1

An ingenious variant of the above game (12.Qd5 Bb4+!)
A Jakab vs Z Nemeth, 2001 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

Queen vs Rook & Knight ending preceded by K-side Pawns advance
Janowski vs Schlechter, 1900
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 61 moves, 0-1

Gain of decisive tempi by sacrifices
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

Combination at move 22 to obtain a model Rook ending
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Rook and Pawn ending (from move 44) swiftly concluded
H Wolf vs Schlechter, 1903
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 56 moves, 0-1

The exposed position of the Black King is exploited
Karpov vs Tal, 1980 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 34 moves, 1-0

Two fine pawn sacrifices (14...c5 & 17...e3) enable the win
Pillsbury vs Schlechter, 1900 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

An excellent endgame counter-attack only just fails
Pillsbury vs Schlechter, 1899 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

Solid play, then a masterful Queen ending. 36....Bb2!
K Junge vs Alekhine, 1942 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 51 moves, 0-1

A fine Rook and Pawn ending from move 34...f4!
K Richter vs Alekhine, 1941 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 0-1

Schlechter vs Tarrasch, 1903 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 26 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Superstar 36K, 1985 
(D85) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1-0

Superficial play by Black is punished
W Winter vs Menchik, 1930 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 47 moves, 0-1

Steinitz vs E Pilhal, 1862 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

A Queen and Rook ending of note
Burn vs Maroczy, 1900 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 104 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1929 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Colourless and mechanical opening play by White
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

Fine Queen & Rook ending. An attack with smallest means.
Berliner vs Fischer, 1963 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 0-1

Opposite colours Bishops ending drawn though 3 pawns down
Maroczy vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

9.g4! seizes the initiative
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1938 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Fine positional play centred on control of h1-a8 diagonal
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1922 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Positional soundness. A fine Queen ending from Move 40.
Maroczy vs Tarrasch, 1920 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 56 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal Zugzwang Game"
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Interesting two Bishops endgame. Fine technique.
Schlechter vs F G Jacob, 1900 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Pawn ending from Move 34, worthy of study
Tartakower vs Flohr, 1932 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

A consumate defensive display, with Q-side minority counterplay
Menchik vs V Berger, 1932 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Fine Rook & Knight endgame
Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

Worth a closer look!
Korchnoi vs I Rogers, 1988 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Worth a closer look!
Kmoch vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1926 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 54 moves, 1-0

Control of c-file, 7th. rank, won pawn, constricts, King enters
L Spassov vs A Zakharov, 2006
(A56) Benoni Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

How NOT to defend against the Colle Opening
Colle vs J J G Delvaux, 1929 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Rook & Bishop endgame; bad Bishop with supported outpost
Colle vs Marshall, 1925 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

The cost of failing to eliminate a central knight
Colle vs G A Thomas, 1926 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

A double Bishop sacrifice
L Shamkovich vs A Anguiano, 1978 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

White constricts Black's position
Polugaevsky vs Spassky, 1983 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Good Queen and Rook ending from move 30
Flohr vs Stahlberg, 1934 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(B33) Sicilian, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

How to play against this defence. Accurate B & N ending.
Gligoric vs Kurajica, 1970
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Marshall vs Pillsbury, 1904 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Najdorf, 1971  
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Colle, 1925 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Colle, 1925 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 61 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs R J Guckemus, 1904
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

A positional gem. Rook and Knight ending.
Portisch vs Saidy, 1972 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

A Rook and Pawn ending from moves 58 to 106
Schlechter vs Tarrasch, 1911 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 106 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1912 
(A43) Old Benoni, 19 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1926 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Menchik, 1929 
(A43) Old Benoni, 52 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Menchik, 1939 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Yates, 1910 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Worth closer study.
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1968 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 55 moves, 1-0

A fine attack with Bishop sacrifice to gain a vital tempo
Spielmann vs Bogoljubov, 1932 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

Rook & Bishop overcome the Queen. A positional masterpiece.
Karpov vs Timman, 1988 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 1-0

A manoeuvring Queen's tour: d3, f3, g3, d3, f3, h3, d3, & f5
Maroczy vs L Dewing, 1925 
(C49) Four Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Superb endgame technique
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

Robert E Byrne vs Korchnoi, 1967 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

A model of attack in the Queen's Gambit Accepted with White
Taimanov vs Polugaevsky, 1960 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Fine defensive play, culminating in a mating attack
Janowski vs Maroczy, 1911
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 0-1

A Queen ending
Maroczy vs Janowski, 1899 
(C45) Scotch Game, 59 moves, 1-0

A fine attack, then Rook and Pawn ending
Korchnoi vs Keres, 1975 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 54 moves, 1-0

Illustrates the power of a King-side pawn advance
Kasparov vs Csom, 1980 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 29 moves, 1-0

C Jaffe vs Marshall, 1909 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C28) Vienna Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

A very fine attack on positional lines
Kevitz vs Marshall, 1937  
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 25 moves, 0-1

A wild tactical scramble
Bird vs Zukertort, 1886 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

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