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The long diagonal
Compiled by Nimzophile
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Amazing wins using the long diagonal.

Menchik vs Alekhine, 1932 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

E Corzo vs Capablanca, 1902 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 0-1

V Berger vs Nimzowitsch, 1927
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 0-1

J Torres Caravaca vs Alekhine, 1922 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 30 moves, 0-1

E Joppen vs Petrosian, 1954 
(C16) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs C H Alexander, 1936  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

G W Medley vs Morphy, 1858 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

Alatortsev vs Smyslov, 1942 
(E70) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs Larsen, 1967 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch vs W Michel, 1926 
(A06) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Z Kozul vs A Jankovic, 2006 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 39 moves, 0-1

Fischer uses both long diagonals for a neat attack
Fischer vs P Lapiken, 1956 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Kmoch, 1927 
(C00) French Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Capablanca vs J Baca Arus, 1912 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

R P Michell vs Nimzowitsch, 1925 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 40 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch vs Pirc, 1931 
(A12) English with b3, 28 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs Portisch, 1983 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Hort vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Stahlberg vs Alekhine, 1930 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 31 moves, 0-1

A Vragoteris vs Dusan Rajkovic, 1994 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

S N Ahmed vs Z Rahman, 2006 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

E Mortensen vs Keene, 1976  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Maroczy vs Janowski, 1902 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

T Witke vs J Nikolac, 1986 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 35 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Konstantinopolsky, 1948 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

Leonhardt vs Nimzowitsch, 1912 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Portisch, 1976 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Adorjan vs J D Tisdall, 1981 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs H Steiner, 1932 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

M J Freeman vs C Morrison, 1978 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Denker vs Gonzalez, 1945 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 41 moves, 0-1

Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

A Dunkelblum vs Keres, 1937 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs Capablanca, 1918 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(A20) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Levenfish vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 0-1

Judit Polgar vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Seirawan vs Igor Ivanov, 1991 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs M Gerusel, 1969 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

J Becerra Rivero vs M Goss, 2012 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs H Liebert, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs D S Robinson, 1909 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 35 moves, 0-1

Dufresne vs Harrwitz, 1847 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

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