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Attacking the King and the Kings of the attack.
Compiled by syracrophy

Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

39...Rh7 40.Qxf8+!! Rxf8 41.Rgxg6++
Radjabov vs Shirov, 2006 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

25.Bf6!! The Great Windmill!
Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Torre vs B Verlinsky, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

37.Nf6!! (37...gxf6 38.Qxf6 Bh7 39.Qh8+ Bg8 40.Qxh6++)
Torre vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1925 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

21.g3? weakens the white squares and allows ...Nf3
L L Labatt vs Torre, 1923 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 28 moves, 0-1

What a Fine combination after the shock 30.Ne7+!! and 31.exf7+
Fine vs A Kevitz, 1932 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 32 moves, 1-0

The "Pinning and the pinned pieces" game
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

30...Kxf6 31.Bc3++
Kavalek vs W Pietzsch, 1967 
(A22) English, 30 moves, 1-0

11.Nf7! and Black king has no secure home anymore
Aronian vs Navara, 2006 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Who need the exchange?...40.Kg2! and 41.Rh1!!
Y Wang vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

22...Rxc3!!, 23...Rd2! and 24...Rh3!! with unavoidable mate!
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

26.fxe5!! and 29.Rxf5!!
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

35...Re3?? allows the shock 36.Bxf7+!!
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs L Bruzon Batista, 2006 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Navara vs Z Kozul, 2006 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 31 moves, 1-0

14.Bxh6! allows a game of pins against the g5-square
Kupreichik vs Sveshnikov, 1986 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

12...Nfxe4!! begins an interesting attack by trading the queen
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

"The Da Vishy Code" (I'm still laughing of this funny pun)
Anand vs Bologan, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

28...Rxa2+!! Who will mate first?
W van Lankveld vs Van der Wiel, 2000 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 0-1

17.Qg3!! (17...Qe7 18.Rxe7 Kxe7 19.Qe5+ Kd8 20.Bf6++)
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

14.Qg4!! and 15.Bf6+!! (15...Qxf6 16.Qxg8++)
Lindehn vs L Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

38.Rb8!! and 39.Ncxe5!! and the long way from e5 to g8...
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

24.Ng3!! leads to a sharp and risky attacking masterpiece
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

hey Tal, what about the hanging knight of d5?
Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Forget the material...just attack Tal!
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

The Pawnmower Man
E Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

26.Qxf4!! removes the defender to allow 27.Rxh5!!
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

20...Qg1+!! Charming!
A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

11.Bxh7+!, 13.Rh8+!! and 15.g6!
Blackburne vs A Muller, 1894  
(C13) French, 17 moves, 1-0

29.Bg2! prepares 31.Qxh7+!! (31...Kxh7 32.hxg6+ Kxg6 33.Be4++)
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

41...e3!! leads to 43...d2! with the threat 44...d1=Q+ winning)
V Malakhov vs Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

20...Qxe4!! weakens the defense from the mating square c3
V Gonsiorovsky vs Alekhine, 1918 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

25.Ne7+! leads to 26.Qxh7+!! using the pin along the diagonal
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Max Out!
Euwe vs Lasker, 1934 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 0-1

23.Nxe6! leads to 26.Bxg7+!! with a decisive attack
M Sisniega vs Illescas Cordoba, 1988 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

22.Rxb6! and 24.Rxe6!! weakens the jailed king's defense
Chiburdanidze vs V Malaniuk, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

27.Nb6+! axb6 28.axb6+ Na6 29.Rxa6++
Morozevich vs J Xie, 1998 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Blown to Mieses
J Mieses vs Marshall, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

44.Kh4 Qxh3+!! 45.Kxh3 R8f3+ 46.Kh4 Rh2++
Winawer vs Lasker, 1896 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

20.exf6!! sacrifices the queen to start an attack to the king
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

the queen of Santa Monica
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

56.Qf6!! Shabba-dabba-DOOH!!
Shabalov vs V Akobian, 2003 
(C02) French, Advance, 61 moves, 1-0

30.Nf6!! brings out the king to the attack
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

31.Bc7!! An interference with the Plachuta theme of obstruction
Tarrasch vs Marotti / Napoli / de Simone / del, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

The "U.S" (The Uncle Sam)
Reshevsky vs H Seidman, 1951 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

17.Ne4+! opens the d-file for the charming 18.0-0-0++
A Kvicala vs NN, 1869 
(B20) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

31...0-0 leaving the World Champion with nothing but pain...
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995  
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 0-1

20.Nxe6! allows 22.Qxh6!! (22...gxh6 23.Bxh6++)
Yakovich vs Bronstein, 1994 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Game
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

The Evergreen Game
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

20...Qf1+!! and mate in a few moves
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

29.Qxh7+!! Kxh7 30.f6+! Kg8 31.Bh7+! Kxh7 32.Rh3+ Kg8 33.Rh8++
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

19.Qxg7+!! and 21.Rg8+!! Charming!
Anderssen vs B Suhle, 1860 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

17...Qxb3!! and 19...Be3+! (20.Qxe3 Rb1++)
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

the Blood of the king is Good
C Bloodgood vs J McKay, 1961 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

23...Qxd2+!! and 25...Nb3+!! Awesome mate!
Vitacek vs Duras, 1900 
(C22) Center Game, 26 moves, 0-1

47.Rxg5+! (47...fxg5 48.Qd7+) 48.Qg7+! (48...Kf5 49.Qd7+) Woow!
Duras vs E Cohn, 1911 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

31.Bg8!! (31...Qxg8 32.Rxd8 Bf8 33.Qc8; 31...Rxd2 32.Qh7++)
P Trifunovic vs M Aaron, 1962 
(A48) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

O Rodriguez Vargas vs F Olafsson, 1978 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 26 moves, 0-1

10.Nxf7!!, 13.Rxe6!! and 18.Rxe6!! Incredibly charming!
Najdorf vs Glucksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

"What You Don't Know Won't Hort You"
Hort vs Alburt, 1977 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1

8.Bb1!, 14.Kf1! Problem-like moves! A charming combination!
Breyer vs J Esser, 1917  
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

22.Qxh6!! and 24.Rg8+!! (24...Kxg8 25.h7+ Kf8 26.h8=R++) Woow!
Spielmann vs R L'hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Discovered Czech
Navara vs J Helbich, 1998 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

36...Ne2+!, 37...Rf1+!! A massacre to the great Bogoljubov
Bogoljubov vs M Monticelli, 1930 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 39 moves, 0-1

From Russia With Love
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

21.Bxh6!, 25.Qg4!!, 28.Ne7+! and 29.Qg6+!! Impressive!
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

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

The Tale Of Two Cities
Dundee City vs Aberdeen, 1859 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 29 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs E Gik, 1968 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

43.Rd5!! A charming interference move!
Eliskases vs Hoelzl, 1929 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 1-0

"The king is always a strong piece" -Alekhine-
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

28.? White to play
E Atalik vs A Skripchenko, 2006 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Chao baby!
Stellwagen vs C Li, 2006 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 35 moves, 1-0

29.Bf8!! and White can jump happily as a "Frog"
Glek vs I Frog, 1995 
(C46) Three Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

Massacre in Warsaw
W Schmidt vs J Lewi, 1968 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

Cover yourself from the sun with a Cap
Radjabov vs A Stefanova, 2006 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

18.fxe6!! and 20.Nd5!! Alekhine at his very best!
Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Tal has reborned in the White player....!
Aronian vs Morozevich, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

All that the little boy wanted was just the pawns...
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2006 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

22...Qxb1+!! and 30...Rxe5!!
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs P Romanovsky, 1919 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Forget the pawns! Focus on your attack...!
Kamsky vs D Pruess, 2005 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

The Dutch Evergreen
C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Biel, or no Biel?
Morozevich vs Pelletier, 2006 
(C10) French, 34 moves, 1-0

26.Bxf5!, 29.Rxg7+!! and 30.Bh6+!! Unforgettable!
D Przepiorka vs L Steiner, 1925 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

K Volke vs M Schaefer, 1994 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Camon, get some!
B McCamon vs B Carlier, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

13.Bxf6!!, 17.0-0-0! and 18.Rxd4!! Daaaang!
K Galia vs Gruenfeld, 1946 
(B33) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

The best Petrosian of the twins
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Praxis makes perfect
Nimzowitsch vs J W Baird, 1905 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Tartakower was "Cooked" by a perfect unknown...
J Cukierman vs Tartakower, 1930 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

O Dementiev vs Dzindzichashvili, 1972 
(B83) Sicilian, 61 moves, 0-1

The queen....but there are so much pawns!
I Ivanov vs V Zaltsman, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

Hillarious (Nice pun, MemorableQuotes!)
H Karner vs Karpov, 1972 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Zambelly Dance (Nice pun, MemorableQuotes!)
K Zambelly vs Maroczy, 1897 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

I, Krobot
J Krejcik vs K Krobot, 1908 
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 1-0

The Uruguayan Immortal
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

A game between 'perfect' players should always draw...but Whoa!
Storm vs Sicilian Rush, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Would someone really spot a queen sac after 29...Qxc4??
N Popov vs A Novopashin, 1979 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

P Auchenberg vs B Elgaard, 1992 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 38 moves, 0-1

J Murey vs Sax, 1982 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 57 moves, 1-0

K Commons vs P Peev, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 33 moves, 1-0

Not a 27-eyes monster but one of thousand eyes!
Miles vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 29 moves, 0-1

Nezh's Brilliancy Prize...only of the Bucharest Tournament!
R Nezhmetdinov vs E Paoli, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 27 moves, 1-0

A long and slow 8-pawns gambit to reach a won endgame!
Bronstein vs K Darga, 1964 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

Blasting king's shelter and the queenside at so low a price!
Granda Zuniga vs W Charpentier Morales, 1990
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Larsen's brilliant decoy "à la Mitrofanov"
Taimanov vs Larsen, 1970 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Mr Intuition takes the enemy King out for a dance in the center
Tal vs Velimirovic, 1979 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

Gufeld's "Another" Immortal
Gufeld vs B Ivanovic, 1979 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Serper's Immortal
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Beautiful three-moves conclusive sequence without mate.
I Nikolayev vs B Makovetsky, 1979 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

W Paige vs E Formanek, 1993 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Double Knight sac, underpromote to Knight...Night of insanity!
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

H J Cordes vs Miles, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 36 moves, 1-0

Outburst on queenside must become a riot on the otherside!
Szabo vs G Sigurjonsson, 1968 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

O Rodriguez Vargas vs Quinteros, 1972 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs H Liebert, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

V Arbakov vs Kupreichik, 1996 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 40 moves, 1-0

Tal vs S Mohr, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Tal, 1973 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

A Ostapenko vs S Kurkin, 1970 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

Suetin vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1964 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 0-1

T Giorgadze vs A Kuindzhy, 1973 
(B27) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

K Georgiev vs Kasparov, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 63 moves, 1-0

Nunn vs Adorjan, 1975 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Azmaiparashvili vs Yurtaev, 1983 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Yurtaev, 1981 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 30 moves, 1-0

D Rovner vs Tal, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

Bisguier vs J Sherwin, 1954 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

K Spraggett vs Spassky, 1985 
(A10) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Anand, 1998 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 108 moves, 1-0

de Firmian vs P Nikolic, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs A Donchenko, 1976 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

A Planinc vs D Baretic, 1968 
(C18) French, Winawer, 45 moves, 0-1

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