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More of the oddball,once in a lifetime chess wars

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Prince Dadian vs M Bitcham, 1892 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Anderssen loses as his battery gets short circuited by own king
Anderssen vs G W Medley, 1862 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 0-1

queen trapped in the middle of the chessboard
Nimzowitsch vs P S Leonhardt, 1911  
(C49) Four Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

extended zugzwang
B Thelen vs F Treybal, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

black has both rooks and queen on 7th and loses
C Jepson vs McShane, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 86 moves, 1-0

queen sacs on both sides-black mates with lone knight
F Hermann vs H Hussong, 1930 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1

inverted cross after white's 38th move
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

two pronged promotion threat does Maroczy in
L Engels vs Maroczy, 1936 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

3 Bg5 followed by 5 Bh6
K Richter vs Gruenfeld, 1928 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

white queen pinned down to prevent mate trap springing
A Lastin vs Bareev, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 0-1

unusual queen trap
N Riumin vs Euwe, 1934 
(A28) English, 32 moves, 1-0

a royal finish just like Napoleon
Prince Dadian vs Kolisch, 1867 
(C27) Vienna Game, 25 moves, 1-0

pawns coming,pieces cornered,black loses (cries?)
J Kraai vs C R Harmon, 2003 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

six pier brawl ends in two kings-wc first
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(A61) Benoni, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Checkmate by castling----oops-not quite
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

a Heavenly combination in Hellish times
M Brunoehler vs K Richter, 1941 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

King rook pawn to advance----unopposed!
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1912  
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

White's knights go too far
Shabalov vs J Xie, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

In this marathon,a pawn is in fact is worth more that knight
Schlechter vs Duras, 1910 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 109 moves, 0-1

great trade for white R+N+B for Q!
Khalifman vs Epishin, 1996 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

double pin with two layers
Kotov vs Kholmov, 1971 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

unusual puzzle:true player blundered -lost
W Adams vs A Simonson, 1940 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

An unusual trap of a rook by a bishop-so queen can gobble it
Smyslov vs Tolush, 1961 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

white is really needled by pins
de Firmian vs F Vallejo Pons, 2003 
(B33) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

queen sac sets up back rank mate
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Winter wonderland
Nimzowitsch vs W Winter, 1927 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 45 moves, 0-1

swinging gate mate.
M Jadoul vs G Plomp, 2003 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

revolving door defense-and-tripled pawns
P Bilguer vs von der Lasa, 1839 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

check,pin,expose,and capture.
J E Littlewood vs G Abrahams, 1962 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

pawn phalanx puzzles rooks
Geller vs Averbakh, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

Nigel Short steps into a one move bear trap!
Short vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

rook + 2knights beat rook!
A Kovacevic vs G Tringov, 1993 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 53 moves, 1-0

five pawns vs knight and one pawn.
T Barendse vs T Lanchava, 2004 
(B06) Robatsch, 47 moves, 0-1

little pieces all in a row (g file)
K Darga vs Fischer, 1961 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

queen is pinned-pshaw-a pawn is marching to replace her!!
Andrews vs F G Janssens, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

an odd pin/skewer by Fischer
D Rivera vs Fischer, 1962 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 16 moves, 0-1

h-file fever!!
Short vs E Blank Goncalves, 2001 
(B07) Pirc, 28 moves, 1-0

unmoved pawn stronger than pawn on seventh!!
Nakamura vs M Hennigan, 2005 
(E77) King's Indian, 60 moves, 1-0

knight forks way into trap.
Marshall vs Swiderski, 1904 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

a series of pins and pseudo-pins
P Haba vs J Lechtynsky, 2005 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

six pawns chained at move three!!!
M Muse vs B Perenyi, 1987 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Ben Lau's last post :(
Kramnik vs Anand, 1999 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 70 moves, 1-0

five pawn chain vs five pawn chain-queen is victim
S Polgar vs Z Kiss, 1980 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 36 moves, 1-0

Using the Legal in a counter-attack
J Lansing vs R A Hart, 1907 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

horse trapped,protection removed,gobbled up
P Steinbrueck vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 0-1

an odd double attack at the end
I Rogers vs Huebner, 1988 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1-0

the case of the unstoppable pawn.
Sveshnikov vs S Webb, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 0-1

the case of the halted herd.
Kasparov vs F A Cuijpers, 1980 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

a circus of long range pieces
A Abolianin vs K Lie, 2004 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 43 moves, 1-0

white sacs exchange and piece to queen a pawn
P Troeger vs G Hodakowsky, 1957 
(A48) King's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

sweeping moves early lead to unusual ending
B Perenyi vs L Barczay, 1977 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

white has two big pawns for two exchanges
L Wu vs Efimenko, 2004 
(E91) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

neat ending Q vs R+N+B
Dzindzichashvili vs B Rytov, 1975 
(A06) Reti Opening, 51 moves, 0-1

lazy horse-trapped on b1-for 24 moves
D Mastrovasilis vs C Lutz, 1999 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 0-1

White dishes out a large serving of pin soup!
A Giaccio vs F Braga, 1996 
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Marshall/Morphy-like;rook is placed into multiple dangers.
G Simon vs P Weirich, 1986 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 30 moves, 0-1

a fascinating drawn game-with play-by-play
S Siyuan vs E Schiller, 2005  
(A13) English, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

unprotected pin given by piece already under fire
Marshall vs Von Scheve, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

unusual rook fork leads to knight fork
J Nun vs Uhlmann, 1979 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

28 moves-no captures---then the fur flies.
L Day vs B Harper, 1975 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

rook sac,queen sac-then Arabian mate
Parma vs M Damjanovic, 1960 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 0-1

black's queen sweeps the board
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

An intermezzo fork (not available in a pizza place)
I Varasdy vs S Polgar, 1983 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 36 moves, 0-1

two exchanges open door to black's hapless king.
E Tate vs D Coleman, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 19 moves, 1-0

White must give up rook-to avoid mate!
V Brat vs Filip, 1953 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

a fork deflects black into a mate.
L Galego vs Fedorchuk, 2005 
(A22) English, 42 moves, 1-0

white queens and mates
G Marco vs Marshall, 1902 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

white queen is pinned and skewered
V Mikenas vs Aronin, 1957 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 33 moves, 0-1

pins and pseudo pins win this one
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 36 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs A Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

Rare pin along white's third row by black
Morozevich vs Adams, 2001 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

Max Lange caps his Queen Knight
M Lange vs J von Schierstedt, 1856 
(C25) Vienna, 21 moves, 1-0

Macieja vs Polgar, 2002 
(A48) King's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

major piece triple along sixth rank!
J Hall vs S Conquest, 1999 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

triple skewer catches black's queen.
Shulman vs A Savage, 2002 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

black's bishop makes five menacing moves in a row.
Hug vs S Halkias, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

white has five passed pawns.
A P Law vs Miles, 1981 
(C16) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 1-0

unusual sac-fork saves the game-for a while-for black.
Duras vs K Treybal, 1905 
(C48) Four Knights, 44 moves, 1-0

knight buried alive,forever!!
Reshevsky vs G N Treysman, 1938 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

World Champ. game on top of WTC in 1995
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

two knight sac in kingside attack
Gligoric vs P Bidev, 1946 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Discovered mate threat!
Ljubojevic vs A Planinc, 1971 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 0-1

pins and needles
Korchnoi vs M Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Paoli forks queen and rook with his queen---in memorium
Kotov vs E Paoli, 1950 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

white attacks on the wings while the center is dormant
Korchnoi vs O Renet, 1990 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

both players "interpose" on queen attack
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1928 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

115 moves! sixteen pawns!!!
Z Zhang vs G Timoscenko, 2002 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 115 moves, 1/2-1/2

White promotes to bishop-twice! yet draws.
Vidmar vs Maroczy, 1932 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 129 moves, 1/2-1/2

grimshaw in a game by force.
Smyslov vs Hort, 1973 
(B83) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

black has two rooks,but someone forgot to tell him.
Gufeld vs B Ivanovic, 1979 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

back rank or side row mate-take your choice!
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Potter mates in fifteen moves with queen odds.
W Potter vs NN, 1870 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

both side sac queens in same game
Ljubojevic vs Miles, 1980 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

interposing on own pin to add to it
Topalov vs Lautier, 1998 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

blacks rooks are double crossed
E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

a family draw
P Claesen vs J Claesen, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

most subtle sac ever?
Averbakh vs Spassky, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stalemate in 12 moves! with all 32 aboard.
J Hohmeister vs T Frank, 1993 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

one-armed epaulette mate
A Bartsch vs H Meyer, 1949 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

immortal cell phone game
E Agrest vs Ponomariov, 2003 
(A15) English, 28 moves, 1-0

a bishop CAN stop four pawns-with royal help
V Jakovljevic vs Korchnoi, 2007 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

a queen's big lunch...
M Lyell vs J Friedland, 2001 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 69 moves, 1-0

decentralized-much of the play is on the edge.
Larsen vs Chandler, 1987 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

six bishops-no waiting...
Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 255 moves, 0-1

queen STAYS en prise
J F Adams vs E Ott, 1967 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

funniest castling in his tory via h3!
R Cardoso vs Petrosian, 1975 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

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