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Tactics and Complications
Compiled by talchess2003
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A look at the attacking geniuses who weaved our tapestry of chess beauty.

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

I swear, you will never think of this...
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

This game doesn't have the discussion it deserves!!
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Tal's greatest work?
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

3.. b5!?
Tal vs Gurgenidze, 1969 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 1-0

This brilliant game was played by a 13 year old Fischer.
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

This is like a Picasso painting... a beautiful work of art
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Alekhine at his best
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Unknown player. Energetic attacking style. Incredible game.
Alison vs Fink, 1979 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 32 moves, 1-0

Just another one of Tal's mastermind creations...
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

Don't let the famous Spassky-Bronstein game tarnish his repute
Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

One To Remember In The Sicilian Dragon
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Queen Sacrifice ... Is that all that need be said?
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

The "Blackburne Trap"
Blackburne vs NN, 1885  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

Instructive for all you KG fans
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

The traits Fischer inherited through Capablanca
J Thomason vs Fischer, 1955 
(E90) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

New Ways To Mate
Van der Wiel vs Quinteros, 1985 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

V Faibisovich vs T Lomaia, 1969 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Beethoven conducting a masterpiece
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

I've never seen the likes of this maneuver before...
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

A surprise at the end (hint: an uncommon promotion)
A Reshko vs O Kaminsky, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

Larsen knows his tactics...
Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 27 moves, 0-1

Tal made this game look easy...
Tal vs Leonov, 1949 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Sneaky put it best, "Fischer is Amazing"
Fischer vs W A Nyman, 1964 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

New guy. Looks Promising.
R Hartoch vs Hecht, 1972 
(A14) English, 41 moves, 1-0

A Finesse Finish
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Najdorf did not play humbly...
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic Lavish
Ljubojevic vs J Durao, 1974 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

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