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spraggets gems/unique themes II (51-100)
Compiled by kevin86

selected games of canadian grandmaster,kevin spraggett.

a queen sac makes this one grand
T O'Donnell vs K Spraggett, 1980 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

a 12 move minature
K Spraggett vs M Desautels, 1980 
(A17) English, 12 moves, 1-0

a great finish with quaint mate with pawn
J Berry vs K Spraggett, 1975 
(B40) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

good queenside attack
E Egreteau vs K Spraggett, 1991 
(B40) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

queen sac on fifth move
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

kevin's marathon
K Spraggett vs D Hergott, 1994 
(A26) English, 119 moves, 1-0

a good,fighting long draw
I Ivanov vs K Spraggett, 1986 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 121 moves, 1/2-1/2

family feud
K Spraggett vs G Spraggett, 1986
(A16) English, 24 moves, 1-0

feud ten years earlier
K Spraggett vs G Spraggett, 1976 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

watch kevin's bishops!
S Barbeau vs K Spraggett, 1986 
(A92) Dutch, 61 moves, 0-1

a big victory over roman
K Spraggett vs Dzindzichashvili, 1984
(A10) English, 33 moves, 1-0

k.s. chases queen,gains bishop
K Spraggett vs B Thebault, 1991
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 1-0

spraggett forces pawn down opponent's throat
R Golts vs K Spraggett, 1995 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 47 moves, 0-1

Spraggett's first win (on database)
J Berry vs K Spraggett, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

a good modern one by Kevin-full of sacs
K Spraggett vs G Vescovi, 2004 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

KS goes down in 98 moves
K Spraggett vs J Pinter, 1991 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 98 moves, 0-1

Did KS give this one up too soon?
H Spangenberg vs K Spraggett, 1996 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

nice play by spraggett-good fork,then good promotion
K Spraggett vs J Berry, 1976 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Spraggett wins with a telling bishop sac.
K Spraggett vs B Willis, 1999 
(A61) Benoni, 34 moves, 1-0

kamikaze castle
Timman vs K Spraggett, 1985 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

great win by Spraggett.
K Spraggett vs S Lejlic, 2011 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 51 moves, 1-0

white plays to win the queen.
K Spraggett vs Yusupov, 1989 
(A06) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

four knights just horsing around
A Lehtinen vs T Simola, 1995 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

knights up knights back
I Penko vs Jernej Novak, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

eight pawns on fourth rank at move 26
B Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

Black's kingside more crowded than Tokyo subway at rush hr.
Janowski vs J N Berger, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

zugzwang game
Bagirov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

ring around the rosie mate
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

four rooks in a row-w,b,w,b
M Szigeti vs Benko, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

white is in a straitjacket in an open position
J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

moving into a fork
Carlsen vs Z Andriasian, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

x-rays abound/not enough sax
Sax vs Fedorowicz, 1986 
(B32) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

underpromotion-the only way
J Garcia Padron vs J Bellon Lopez, 1990 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

a big blunder by black-who salvages draw
E J Diemer vs F Trommsdorf, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

white promotes-and again-he promotes
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

a circus of sacs and mate
P Moran Santamaria vs E Franco Raymundo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

"the tomb game-10 pieces TWO moves"
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Kramnik loses a sac-circus!
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

great pawn ending-11 pawns--
Teichmann vs Blackburne, 1897 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 0-1

pawns and queens galore
Z Kozul vs Rublevsky, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

black employs a half pin during a game
J Vetemaa vs Shabalov, 1986 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Najdorf gives four pieces away-mates with pawn!!!
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

underpromotion followed by a skewer
Janowski vs O Chajes, 1913 
(C49) Four Knights, 108 moves, 1-0

black had two queens to none-white wins
O Adu vs B Lugo, 2004 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 65 moves, 1-0

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

Nick vs Nick
de Firmian vs P Nikolic, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

the Spike is spiked
M Basman vs Miles, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Bishop's pawn draws vs Queen
K Beskow vs S J Bjurulf, 1920 
(B40) Sicilian, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen's knight makes 93 moves!!
Lipschutz vs Bird, 1889 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 159 moves, 1/2-1/2

extra pawn kills white's win-tho a queen ahead
K Georgiev vs R Lev, 2001 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Novotny theme-of blockage
Miles vs C Pritchett, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

pin and pressure crushes white
R Leitao vs A David, 2002 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 47 moves, 0-1

triple stalemate deflection!!!
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

white doesn't need queens-just continue the king hunt
Rajkovic vs Z Jeraj, 1989 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

X-ray attack upon an x-ray attack
Menchik vs Colle, 1929 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 39 moves, 1-0

a unique,odd,and effective knight trap
T Nedev vs E van den Doel, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 42 moves, 1-0

when a pinned rook doesn't attack Q,but she attacks R
Shamkovich vs G Lebredo Zaragoitia, 1978 
(A28) English, 23 moves, 1-0

white is pinned down by very few pieces
H Buckle vs Loewenthal, 1851 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 35 moves, 0-1

promote and lose--or underpromote to win.
Z Mestrovic vs Gligoric, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

In Memorium:Byron Nickoloff (1956-2004)
E Raaste vs B Nickoloff, 1986 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Capa uses fork and back line mate threats-simultaneously!
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

A very generous serving of forks!
A Ozsvath vs K Honfi, 1953 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 56 moves, 0-1

forks plus forks plus fork threats = 0-1
J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

an aborted problem 8/9/04
Alekhine vs T Lovewell, 1923 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

pinball game-deflections galore! Black tilted!
Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

deflection unpin-then quiet retreat.
Duras vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C11) French, 49 moves, 1-0

smothering of the queen!!
NN vs de Riviere, 1867 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

white's bishop/first a shield then a mousetrap
B Tasic vs Dorfman, 1993 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 30 moves, 1-0

The pawn that causes mate threats on g5,g6,g7,f8!!!
Taimanov vs A Shashin, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

white-queen en prise,sends in a sacrificial rook
P Blehm vs A Hernandez, 2004 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

white's pawn hold queen,gobble rooks.
A Ornstein vs Forintos, 1981 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

a rare example of a drawn queen v rook ending.
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1952 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spragget defeats Spassky!
K Spraggett vs Spassky, 1985 
(A10) English, 40 moves, 1-0

a great one by Kevin (sacs everywhere)
K Spraggett vs G Basanta, 1986 
(A10) English, 22 moves, 1-0

Queen sac by Spraggett.
K Spraggett vs P Llaneza-Vega, 2007 
(A05) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

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