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DeepBlade's favorite games
Compiled by DeepBlade
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This is my collection of games with brilliant moves, instructive lessons and some quick knockouts. It also projects my view of the royal game.

Incredible tactical finish
Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

The Sicilian sac you've always wanted to make
M S Tseitlin vs I Taimanov, 1981 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

Lead in development can be devastating
Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Defend and counterattack
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

Smyslov beats Fisher with Black pieces
Fischer vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 48 moves, 0-1

Misha gets locked
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Troubleing Knights
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

Blitz game knock-out
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Mikhail Botvinnik's deep calculation
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Black's Kingside attack
Keres vs Euwe, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

How to steer towards a winning endgame
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

Knight outpost on e6
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Lure the king out by sacrificing the exchange
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

23. Rxd4 sacrifice enables Rxh7+
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Morphy's prowess in open positions
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Morphy's 17...Qxf3! Well calculated attack.
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Conduct an attack on the lone king.
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

White enjoys his freedom, and gets pawns running
Philidor vs NN, 1749 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Sac, pin, double discovered check, checkmate
Andrew Smith vs Philidor, 1790 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Exchange sac, leading to mate due overloaded rook
Krasenkow vs Karpov, 2003 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

28.Bxb5, undermining with a net gain of a pawn for White
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

The Knight is a dangerous piece
M Tissir vs A Dreev, 2004 
(B56) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Siegbert Tarrasch's immortal odds game
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Karpov's game of domination
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

A splendid game by Karl Marx
K Marx vs Meyer, 1867 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Black gets drowned by tactics
Sanahuja vs Fernandez, 1983 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 8 moves, 1-0

Another great brilliancy by Morphy, annotated by me.
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

Model play in the King's Gambit Accepted, Wild Muzio.
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Sam Loyd's approach to chess
Fitzgerald vs Loyd, 1898 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

Another wave of tactics, overwhelming the Queen
NN vs Leonhardt, 1903 
(C22) Center Game, 8 moves, 0-1

How your approach in the Sicilian should be
Tal vs Koblents, 1965 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 22 moves, 1-0

Brute tactics by Ivanchuk
Ivanchuk vs F Vallejo Pons, 2002 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 23 moves, 1-0

Kasparov shows off his QID, dbl B sac.
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

41.Nd7!, typical Kasparov pawn sac for attack
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Fusion of tactics: 18.Qd8+!!
M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov, 1953 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Anand shows how to execute the move 31. ...Rxe5!
Topalov vs Anand, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

All puzzles start with a corner piece, 23...Bf3!
Kaidanov vs S Erenburg, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Johannes Zukertort creates a one of a kind combo
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Some pieces look defended, look.
Botvinnik vs Kotov, 1946 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 0-1

Characteristic bishop sacrifice
Harikrishna vs C S Gokhale, 2002 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Gata Kamsky's good run in MTel, 16.Nd5 w/ 21.Rxf6
Kamsky vs Svidler, 2006 
(B83) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

After 28.Bxf7+ Black submits to the tactics
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Excert central pressure, steer the game!
Sherard / Wilmot vs Burn, 1897 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

“The pieces must breathe deeply and with a full chest!” --Tal
F Parr vs G Wheatcroft, 1938 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

Suicide bomber, due potential fork.
Bisguier vs Fischer, 1956 
(E78) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3, 33 moves, 1-0

Polgar's tactical miss 12. Bxf7+!
Judit Polgar vs Spassky, 1993 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 63 moves, 0-1

How to pull off an infiltration combo with 9.Bxf7+
E Paehtz vs M Seps, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Mating pattern, enjoy it !
Bogoljubov vs NN, 1952 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

How to emphase on your opponents unpleasant placement of pieces
Bogoljubov vs H Mueller, 1934 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 15 moves, 1-0

Constant flow of sacrifices
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1919 
(C13) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Tactical essence of Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Andersen Attac
Prince Dadian vs M Bitcham, 1892 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik's refreshing style, Keene stays Keen.
Keene vs Botvinnik, 1966  
(A04) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Incredible
Sax vs Minic, 1975 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 24 moves, 1-0

11.Nf7, the mental sacrifice trick.
Aronian vs Navara, 2006 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Patzer punished by solid play
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

Junior suprises the little fish with 28.Rd5!
Junior vs Rybka, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hit the cross check, dont you come back no more no more...
Botvinnik vs N Minev, 1954 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 91 moves, 1-0

Zsuzsa Polgar in attackmodus.
Zsuzsa Polgar vs P Hardicsay, 1985 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

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