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This will be a series of favorites in two ways:Great play and a unique method of play.

Two rook sac,tripled pawns,and zugzwang!!!
O Ekebjaerg vs G Timmerman, 1991 
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 0-1

One for the ages! Better than Marshall GP game!
R Maric vs Gligoric, 1962 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 0-1

Alekhine loses in Star Trek mode,lol
Alekhine vs D Kirk, 1924 
(C28) Vienna Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Saavedra with a twist!
Svidler vs Topalov, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 67 moves, 1-0

Gotd-on Kevin's 22nd birthday-a title tilt
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

Two queen sac and mate!!
U Rath vs L D Evans, 1981 
(A14) English, 42 moves, 0-1

pins and needles---needles and pins
Cochrane vs NN, 1822 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Canal sacs queen,both rooks---Boden's Mate in 14 moves!
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Capa zugzwangs Nimzowisch!!
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

zugzwang leads to lethal discovered check.
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs F Bohatirchuk, 1924 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

Halloween attack ScArEs black
G Minchev vs A Petrov, 1994 
(C46) Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

a good combination wins due to a master's error
D Lapiccirella vs R Mantovani, 2001 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 58 moves, 0-1

Knight cannot hold back three connected pawns
L Prokes vs V Berger, 1923 
(A06) Reti Opening, 86 moves, 0-1

black offers queen in two ways-leading to two different mates.
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Jayson lives!! White pawns are stronger.
J Gonzales vs D Kosic, 2004 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

rain delayed pun---but game is quick
Yanofsky vs J Therien, 1947 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

pinball chess
O Borik vs C Renner, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

on the knight-shift...
Miles vs Spassky, 1978  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

The checkless Czech win.
Hort vs Chandler, 1982 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

white sacs double exchange and queen for a phalanx of pawns
I Ivanov vs V Zaltsman, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

Queen sac wins it on Jason Day
Hromadka vs K Treybal, 1912 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

black gains a mating net at the cost of two knights=dirt cheap
E Kengis vs R Djurhuus, 1991 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

brilliant game of 2006!
Carlsen vs L'Ami, 2006 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

a lost and found masterpiece
Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch, 1920  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 1-0

the walls come tumbling down!!!
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

two passed pawns for the double exchange:dirt cheap
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Gutman puts out the Tarrasch
Tarrasch vs Ph Gutmann / Hahn / Kuerschner / R, 1895 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

a Durante finish
Barcza vs Simagin, 1949 
(A04) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

queen sac on Phoebe day!
D King vs D Howell, 2003 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

exchange leads to sac-then the lethal fork
T H Tylor vs Sultan Khan, 1933 
(C46) Three Knights, 60 moves, 0-1

a sac leads to a double queening and a fork
Short vs H Stefansson, 2002 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

too many pieces,too many cooks...
Z Doda vs Sliwa, 1963 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Samsonov vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1929 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

DeWind has sound and fury...but nothing else.
De Wind vs Timman, 1965 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 32 moves, 0-1

A long,sharp series of moves decides
Smyslov vs A Magrin, 1968 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Where rooks abandon bishops or are forced to...
Polugaevsky vs I Bilek, 1969 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

see c pawns run!
Grischuk vs Fressinet, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

a long and winding road-that leads to black's king's door
H Weenink vs L Gans, 1923 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

back row mate-with a twist
M Guid vs M Cebalo, 2004 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 0-1

white gives up queen and rook,black's only obstruct him
C Lutz vs Ftacnik, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

a game filled with lucky charms
T Reilly vs G West, 1995 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Schiller uses pieces,rooks,and pawn to dominate black lady
E Schiller vs Ronning, 1984 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Jeremy's queen trapped on the sill.
J Silman vs K Shirazi, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

long range threats
Kasimdzhanov vs Polgar, 2005 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 47 moves, 1-0

better parts of Capablanca and Adams
Leko vs Van der Sterren, 1992 
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 moves, 0-1

back rank threats by both sides!!
Sliwa vs G Stoltz, 1953 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

black's king chased up the g file to mate
F Vallejo Pons vs A Romero Holmes, 2002 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

black gets dual mate threats.
G J Wood vs Najdorf, 1946 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

sacs,promoted queen,king chase-ho hum,tal
Tal vs M Pasman, 1953 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 40 moves, 1-0

two disconnected pawns beat a rook
F Duz-Khotimirsky vs N Pavlov-Pianov, 1927 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 105 moves, 0-1

queen trap,the final twist!
I Saren vs Larsen, 1973 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

Blackburned in a funeral Peyer.
Blackburne vs V C Peyer, 1875 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

brutal-and delicate final sequence
Z Zhang vs Sadvakasov, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 0-1

a great rook wound up
Smyslov vs Flohr, 1949 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

a whale of a game.
I Teran Alvarez vs D H Campora, 2004 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

two bishops of Tarrasch corner poor NN
NN vs Tarrasch, 1915  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

Nash rambles to victory via a fountain
R J Fontinha vs W Nash, 1988 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

FROM Russia with love.
F Lazard vs Menchik, 1929 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

the ugly bishop proves inadeqate for defense
M Sanon vs M Brumo, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

white has a choice----the tiger or the tiger
K Tsarouhas vs Kotronias, 2005 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 18 moves, 0-1

chosen on the 4th of July
Reshevsky vs H Seidman, 1951 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

Nixon resigned before his is impeached.
T Nixon vs S Williams, 2002 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Capa blanked by Fine ending
Capablanca vs Manhattan CC, 1931 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

a real western shootout
Dundee City vs Aberdeen, 1859 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 29 moves, 1-0

reverse psych puzzle
Le Clercq vs S Polgar, 1982 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 13 moves, 0-1

brilliancy? blunder? take your pick!
Musaiev vs M Karmov, 1979  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 28 moves, 0-1

back to back double attacks--in unusual way
Keres vs Heinrich Israel, 1943 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

21 Qa8----lightning in a bottle
K Panczyk vs M Schurade, 1978 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Lasker goes down to "criminal"
Lasker vs N Whitaker, 1907 
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 0-1

Reti-Tartokower copycat
Short vs B Kimber, 1975 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Philidor's legacy version #5286
Grischuk vs Ponomariov, 2000 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

once protected pawn...make that twice...
A Hashemi vs G Wachinger, 2000 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 41 moves, 1-0

the fun begins with an interference move by white
V Zurakhov vs Tolush, 1956 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

two bad! knights alone can't mate!
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

The pun that was not funny-but poignant instead
C Van Tilbury vs A Zapata, 1980 
(E73) King's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Miles gets pummelled by eleven year old Short
Short vs R J Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

zig-zag windmill
G Fridstein vs Aronin, 1949 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 42 moves, 1-0

the fire goes out
Short vs Piket, 1997 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 24 moves, 1-0

two forced sacs lead to a black day for the black army
W Holthuis vs K van Oirschot, 1987 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

the SIX pawn attack
S Mariotti vs Gligoric, 1969 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

I like this one because no one else did.
Chigorin vs O Bernstein, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

black has threats-white has actions
M R Sangeetha vs S Dhar, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

black puts queen into a hot box
Korchnoi vs E Secchi, 1960 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 38 moves, 1-0

a smothered mate in one variation
Khalifman vs Seirawan, 1991 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

AJAX cleaner-white tornado
I Radulov vs L Spassov, 1974 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 0-1

unusual gambit early-impudent pawn late-can't save black
Van Wely vs J Torres, 1993 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

unfair exchanges for black
B Tot vs S Nedeljkovic, 1949 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 61 moves, 1-0

a victory via detour
A Baburin vs Adianto, 1993 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

what would Jesus do? win,of course
Hjartarson vs J Nogueiras, 1988 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

a-run of the mill -ending
T Rakic vs I Nemet, 1966 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

attack foiled by brilliant rook sacrifice.
Z Doda vs Portisch, 1969 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

black pieces warehoused on closed queen side
Averkin vs Beliavsky, 1973 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

strange way to castle without actually doing so.
G Kroone vs A Strautmanis, 1928 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

simplify to get two connectors vs rook
Naiditsch vs Stellwagen, 2006 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 40 moves, 1-0

circus of sacs begins with removal of pawn at g7
N A Legky vs L Totsky, 1995 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 37 moves, 1-0

Nathan's row
P Charbonneau vs Anand, 2006 
(B44) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

rooks to the back row,please
L Day vs Suttles, 1969 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 40 moves, 1-0

Anastasia's mate but with a bishop instead of a knight
J Emms vs A Blees, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

the Prince chases a king
Prince Dadian vs Boutourlin, 1883  
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

a rainbow of bishops and knights.
S S Dodge vs J Houghteling, 1905 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

RAINBOW of knights and bishops-PART TWO!
Malinin vs V Savinov, 1988 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

after move 26,mate is inescapable---or is it???
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

a founders' game on birthday of site!
A Artidiello vs D Freeman, 2001 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

eight is (old) enough for Z Polgar
S Polgar vs Endrody, 1977 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

epaulette mate-the I's have it!
I Ionica vs V Jianu, 2001 
(B33) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

black starts 1...a5,ends with a1=Q!!! a corny win
J Congdon vs P Ware, 1880 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 60 moves, 0-1

Saemisch caught in a windmill
Torre vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

a kid beats three---
F Riemann vs Koeltsch / Pfeiffer / Roesner, 1873 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

a neat mating attack with queen and bishop
G Horvath vs Kupreichik, 1992 
(E77) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

dead bishops aren't much fun
Shabalov vs J Times, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

queen sac in rapid game-or-gone in 60 seconds
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 49 moves, 1-0

rook is plucked from protection of the queen
B Franciskovic vs R Svaljek, 2001 
(A12) English with b3, 32 moves, 0-1

the Leonhardt gambit-defeated again!
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 0-1

queen sac leads to double check-mate
Dake vs A De Burca, 1935 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1-0

a Rubenstein clone-played in dangerous time
V Olexa vs M Ujtelky, 1948 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 26 moves, 0-1

Calvo could windmill his way to a win vs Korchnoi
R Calvo vs Korchnoi, 1966 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 18 moves, 1-0

A windmill-and cut to ribbons by the blades
E Jacobson vs V Kornia, 1913 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

a big buzz of activity in this one
Smejkal vs A Planinc, 1973 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 38 moves, 0-1

massive force sleeps while Q and N attack
Kotronias vs N Davies, 1994 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

a rook sac sets of attack frenzy
I Ivanov vs Tseshkovsky, 1977 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 29 moves, 0-1

R+N+B+P+P vs Queen-no way to treat a lady.
W Paulsen vs Gunsberg, 1883 
(C22) Center Game, 51 moves, 0-1

boy-did the pieces fly in this one!!
Kupreichik vs N Rashkovsky, 1986 
(B57) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

immortal running out of gas.
F Braga vs Timman, 1982 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Marshall in a big battle!
Marshall vs N Whitaker, 1909 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

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