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Italian gems Part II
Compiled by Karpova
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From Stefano Tatai to recent chessplayers.
Enjoy it!

Queen vs Rook + Bishop
Ivkov vs S Tatai, 1973
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 55 moves, 0-1

Nice tactics
S Tatai vs Adorjan, 1977
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 1-0

en prise
S Tatai vs Kindermann, 1978 
(E91) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

R+R+N+N vs Q+R
S Tatai vs Romanishin, 1994
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

last resort
Timoshchenko vs S Tatai, 1999
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

straight forward
S Tatai vs M Diotallevi, 2001 
(C16) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

complete eradication
Bobotsov vs S Mariotti, 1969
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

lonely king in the centre
S Mariotti vs G Eppinger, 1969 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

great entertainment and a nice finish
C Micheli vs S Mariotti, 1969 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 0-1

another well-played game
H Schaufelberger vs S Mariotti, 1969 
(B53) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

wipe out
S Mariotti vs Nunn, 1970 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

rook shifting
S Mariotti vs R R Smith, 1970
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

miles away
Miles vs S Mariotti, 1970
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

Don't miss Mariotti's sensational win over Gligoric!!
S Mariotti vs Gligoric, 1969 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

an energetic win
S Mariotti vs Andersson, 1970 
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 1-0

S Mariotti vs Gligoric, 1971 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

remarkable pawn clusters
Hartston vs S Mariotti, 1972 
(C25) Vienna, 33 moves, 0-1

cubism
Hug vs S Mariotti, 1974 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs S Mariotti, 1974
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

when sacrificing fails
A Planinc vs S Mariotti, 1975
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 0-1

hyperative queen
S Mariotti vs Polugaevsky, 1975
(B53) Sicilian, 62 moves, 1-0

another forceful attack
S Mariotti vs S Holm Petersen, 1975 
(B20) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs S Mariotti, 1975
(A16) English, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pachman vs S Mariotti, 1976
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs S Mariotti, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

a wild game
S Mariotti vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 67 moves, 1-0

S Mariotti vs Kavalek, 1976
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

pawn storm
S Mariotti vs S Tatai, 1977
(A47) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

S Mariotti vs Beliavsky, 1977
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

decisive threat
L Karlsson vs S Mariotti, 1982
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 36 moves, 0-1

Scytodes thoracica
S Mariotti vs Korchnoi, 1982 
(C26) Vienna, 32 moves, 1-0

Kavalek vs B Toth, 1976 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi must have been happy with this draw
B Toth vs Korchnoi, 1984
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

pacifists
Spassky vs B Toth, 1983
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

knightmare
Timman vs B Toth, 1985
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

Hort vs B Toth, 1987
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

sacrifice of a rook
B Toth vs R Appel, 1999 
(E70) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

A Zichichi vs Polugaevsky, 1968
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

knightmare (i know that it's used quite a lot but it fits here)
A Zichichi vs Hort, 1971 
(B07) Pirc, 64 moves, 1-0

a memorable encounter
A Zichichi vs Gligoric, 1971
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 91 moves, 1-0

pawns on the wrong colour
A Zichichi vs Suetin, 1977
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 67 moves, 1-0

Suetin vs A Zichichi, 1977
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

A game to remember
A Zichichi vs Spassky, 1983 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

fragmentation
A Zichichi vs V Malakhov, 1996
(A04) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

C Aldrovandi vs Barsov, 2002
(A13) English, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Vismara vs A Martorelli, 2002
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 43 moves, 0-1

Khenkin vs F Bruno, 2005
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

fantastic attacking chess
I Miladinovic vs F Bruno, 2005 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

I Horvath vs R Messa, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

infantry
C Rossi vs M Mitkov, 2001
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

sacrifical attack
C Rossi vs Ermenkov, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Rg3
R Almond vs C Rossi, 2005 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

quite entertaining in the end
C Rossi vs P Carey, 2005
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 89 moves, 1-0

limes
Portisch vs P Vezzosi, 1992
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

crushing a legend
P Vezzosi vs F Scafarelli, 2001
(A15) English, 17 moves, 1-0

P Vezzosi vs V Georgiev, 2002
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 80 moves, 1-0

V Kovacevic vs R Mantovani, 1988
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

hangman
M Cebalo vs R Mantovani, 1999
(A53) Old Indian, 54 moves, 0-1

F Vallejo Pons vs R Mantovani, 1999
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

R Mantovani vs J Hickl, 1999
(B06) Robatsch, 46 moves, 1-0

R Mantovani vs B Chatalbashev, 1999
(B06) Robatsch, 43 moves, 1-0

E Arlandi vs R Mantovani, 2001
(A56) Benoni Defense, 66 moves, 0-1

M Albano vs Karpov, 1972 
(B44) Sicilian, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Evans gambit
L Edwards vs T Albano, 1987
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

M Palac vs G Borgo, 2001
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

lack of carefulness
B Chatalbashev vs G Borgo, 2001
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Milov vs G Borgo, 2001
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

slipknot
F Manca vs N Gaprindashvili, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Nice sacrifices
F Manca vs F Braga, 1992 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

fancy queen maneouver
Azmaiparashvili vs F Manca, 1993
(E91) King's Indian, 62 moves, 0-1

Chernyshov vs F Manca, 2005 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 0-1

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