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chesstoplay's favorite games
Compiled by chesstoplay
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Interesting & Instructive Games

Torre teaching game
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Fun with minor pieces
NN vs H Bruening, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

Light squares rule!
NN vs C Shearer, 1978 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

Another King walks into checkmate story.
J Perrier vs F J Wellmuth, 1917  
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

chess puzzle White to play move 28.
Nakamura vs S Muhammad, 2004 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

Chess puzzle pleaser.
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Great castled King attack by White.
Nunn vs L Piasetski, 1978 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 38 moves, 1-0

e6 attack at its best.
Tal vs NN, 1963 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

Wild Rook swindles to the rescue!
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

d6 allowing Morphy the checkmate Q or B choice.
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Morphy vrs Morphy King's walk to mate 0 - 0
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Morphy's Knightmare mate!
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Double bishop sac attack.
Koltanowski vs M Defosse, 1936 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Kolty colle h7 attack smack.
Koltanowski vs J J O'Hanlon, 1937 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

A great latent h7 Colle sac
Colle vs V Berger, 1928 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Sac at e7 shows Bronstein looking like Tal.
Bronstein vs Geller, 1955 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Queen sac at g6!!!
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Black wins... Spassky bends Bent Larsen.
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

BDG vrs Heinz... slow play hurts.
E J Diemer vs Heinz, 1954 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Odds game = Knight
W G Ward vs H Browne, 1874 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Black's 2nd move f6 ... equals a quick loss
P Korhonen vs Chai Chin Lim, 2000 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Spassky's White vrs Sicilian w/ 6. B d3
Spassky vs Bondarevsky, 1960 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

King's Gambit gem
B Baranov vs Osmolovski, 1973 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

Petoff Pain
M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov, 1953 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Piano Pain
Patricia Peper vs G E Pearce, 1944 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

QGD fun and focus in the middle
J Horvath vs Smagin, 1990
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Scoth Game Modern Defense Pain
Nakamura vs A De Palma, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 30 moves, 1-0

The Pirc gets Rooked at f6
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Morphy smothered mate via 7th rank Knight
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

White's last 2 moves show Board Vision
Bacrot vs S Azarov, 1992 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 29 moves, 1-0

Meran with Jon Edwards analysis
Botvinnik vs S Belavenets, 1934 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 25 moves, 1-0

Meran attack
Eliskases vs P Michel, 1938 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's Queen trap
Alekhine vs Mario Schroeder, 1924 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 1-0

D44 Meran Black Botvinnik 0 - 1
Denker vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Capablanca's Rook pawn finess
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Double Bishop Sacrifice
Rubinstein vs Janowski, 1925 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

2001 Movie Space Game
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Tal's Blitz Brilliancy
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

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