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Gorney Park
Compiled by kevin86

This will consist of surprise endings,great positional play,and unusual historic games-----in short a catch all.

the final mating idea knocked me over with a feather
Kavalek vs W Pietzsch, 1967 
(A22) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Groken Blaas.
S Blaas vs P Pancras, 1996 
(C58) Two Knights, 59 moves, 0-1

white pulls out a mate in three
H Koskinen vs S Zamit, 2001 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

good game,great notes
Y Dembo vs D Driamin, 2000  
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer mates in nine!
J Matschego vs Falkbeer, 1853 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

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

quiet rook move closes queen trap
Z Domnitz vs Pachman, 1973 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

first seventeen white moves:all pawns.
E Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

an odd,brilliant,surprise ending to this miniture
C Mansfield vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1928 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

queen is sacrificed in THREE straight turns.
V Gonsiorovsky vs Alekhine, 1918 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

novel "castling" ,sharp finish
Karpov vs A Zaitsev, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

a bishop can't stop four pawns!
C Otten vs B de Jong-Muhren, 2000 
(B40) Sicilian, 52 moves, 1-0

...certainly five can't
I Solonar vs K Darga, 1997 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 51 moves, 0-1

in the end....Lasker rules again
Euwe vs Lasker, 1934 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 0-1

white sacs queen to turn 7th rank into bowling alley for R
Rublevsky vs Harikrishna, 2006 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Another brand of Epaulette mate.
S Nyysti vs O Sisatto, 2002 
(A06) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

another eppy
Van Wely vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

white forces black into a self-block
V Georgiev vs V Petko, 2002 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

sudden death
L Bruzon Batista vs Anand, 2006 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

checking pieces attacked five ways,six flight squares=no escape
E Williams vs M Wyvill, 1851 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 1-0

Maroczy misses mate-3M
Spielmann vs Maroczy, 1931 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 48 moves, 0-1

Gosta busted
G Stoltz vs Kashdan, 1931 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 0-1

block and clearence
Y Yakovich vs M Schepetkova, 2004 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 1-0

Tal's training video
Koblents vs Tal, 1957 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rook is left as roadkill to obstruct a queen
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1-0

thou speakest with a forked tongue
Chigorin vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1903 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

a partie of forks,double checks,and sacs
Nakamura vs J Sarkar, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Great last minute save by Marshall!
W Napier vs Marshall, 1896 
(C02) French, Advance, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

watch for cat and mouse games on the queen side
Plachetka vs P Peev, 1974 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 46 moves, 0-1

a Boden type mate in a miniture
O Balk vs R J Barnes, 1926 
(C58) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

queen lost-queen regained,but white wins anyway.
Seirawan vs Wojtkiewicz, 1992 
(E77) King's Indian, 60 moves, 1-0

The king's horse couldn't stop the flood of pawns.
R Nokes vs V Ravikumar, 1981 
(C15) French, Winawer, 75 moves, 0-1

199 miles but not 200
T L Petrosian vs D Milanovic, 2005 
(B30) Sicilian, 199 moves, 0-1

when a bishop is equal to a monkey wrench
Shabalov vs L Basin, 1989 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

a misjudged masterpiece
Svidler vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

bishop and knight windmill
L Passmoor vs L Warstad, 1999 
(C46) Three Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

roll on ROOKS!!
Hort vs Alburt, 1977 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1

Nimzo finishes with a flair!
R P Michell vs Nimzowitsch, 1925 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 40 moves, 0-1

Tal drained by Penrose
J Penrose vs Tal, 1960 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Grob it-or Spike will bite
Grob vs Lenherr, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

the queen "Seidels" up in little baby steps
N Seidel vs Nehl, 1956 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

neat stalemate trap in a miniture ending
Schlechter vs H Wolf, 1906 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

hopscotch with rolling rooks
Carlsen vs A Diamant, 2003 
(B37) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

Bird caged!
Morphy vs Bird, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

white's grim choice:stalemate,or perpetual sidle.
Miles vs S Rachels, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

the bishop throws a block
A J Mestel vs Miles, 1979 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 43 moves, 0-1

Brilliant!! unsalvagable game for both sides ends in a draw!!!
B Kreiman vs L Christiansen, 2002 
(C49) Four Knights, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

White didn't have a "GOSTA've a chance
B Rabar vs G Stoltz, 1941 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 0-1

STUCK!!! Black has no viable moves!
Ftacnik vs R Florjancic, 1998 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1-0

a classic king hunt-from 2006!
I Sokolov vs D Howell, 2006 
(D85) Grunfeld, 44 moves, 1-0

both players can mate-but it's black's turn.
Y Visser vs Speelman, 2006 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Wells drown Speelman
P K Wells vs Speelman, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

high level sibling rivalry
Polgar vs S Polgar, 1993 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 51 moves, 1-0

Happy Birthday Gorns! Double play!
Fine vs Dake, 1933 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

black sacs queen and rook to mate quickly
C H Capon vs J O H Taylor, 1873 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

white king is doomed to be tombed
J Costa vs Kramnik, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

ep mate
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

a windmill bishop! how quaint
Polgar vs I Rogers, 1993 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

final knight move gums up black's works
A Haik vs S Skembris, 1981 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

9/10/06 GOTD-queen sac on my birthday!
A Ostapenko vs S Kurkin, 1970 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury rescues himself with a rook sac
Pillsbury vs Schiffers, 1898 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

Alapin's opening-queen sac-king chase
Charousek vs Englander, 1894 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

white finds a quick ending-with a discovered check
F Amonatov vs D Gochelashvili, 2006 
(B50) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

overworked queen gets blocked out of business
Eliskases vs Hoelzl, 1929 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 1-0

white forced to cry "WOLFF" at black's sacs
P Wolff vs Gulko, 1992 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 53 moves, 0-1

a long,dog day for me
B Kouatly vs Tseshkovsky, 1988 
(A80) Dutch, 22 moves, 0-1

the "original two bishop sac"
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

king wanders,pieces captured at home=victory!!!
R Steel vs R Macdonald Ross, 1884 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

pawn avalanche-better than that hockey team
Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

white's attack stopped by brilliant tactical strokes
D Neukirch vs I Radulov, 1964 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 0-1

a smothered mate in procedure-if not in position
Hendriks vs G Welling, 1977 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

great king hunt-tho black missed the quick ko
Korchnoi vs J Arnason, 1987 
(A20) English, 55 moves, 0-1

a quiet clearence move
I Rogers vs V Arapovic, 1985  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

underpromotion-and still a loss
Morozevich vs F Vallejo Pons, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 70 moves, 0-1

two rook sac ends this one quickly
P Lebel vs M Arwanitakis, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

sharp combinational,trappish play by Tal-in the ending
Tal vs Vasiukov, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Stewie's faves #1
Karjakin vs Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Stewie's faves #2-at least,that's what I heard
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

surprize sac puts monkey wrench it white's works
Sjestov vs Krovatkin, 1997 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 34 moves, 0-1

game,Seth,and match
S Homa vs E Formanek, 2006 
(C16) French, Winawer, 54 moves, 1-0

Pieces to BYRNE
V Kozomara vs R Byrne, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

high VOLT-age chess! a powerful ending!
Kraussold vs Volt, 1921 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Funk-y king chase to his doom.
P Strauss vs P Funk, 2000 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 0-1

outstanding fortress (lace curtain) protects white's king
Morozevich vs Pelletier, 2006 
(C10) French, 34 moves, 1-0

champ can use a rook like a scalple
Kramnik vs Deep Fritz, 2002 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 57 moves, 1-0

checks and balances:a stalemate trap
Janowski vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

black has choice of ways to stalemate :(
Eliskases vs Bogoljubov, 1939 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bronstein's bag o tricks
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Game of the day-on's 5th bd
A Artidiello vs D Freeman, 2002 
(B01) Scandinavian, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

good attack for black-hopeless ending (B vs PPPP) for White
K Grimm vs C Leotard, 1997 
(B30) Sicilian, 56 moves, 0-1

burn,baby,burn-Byrne vs Bernstein
Bronstein vs R Byrne, 1952 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

a modified Reti-Tartokower mate
Velimirovic vs Szabo, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 0-1

pawn intermezzo allows for two courses of bishop gobbling
H Rossetto vs J Sherwin, 1958 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 0-1

black pieces guard the black squares with an iron hand
G L Kubach vs M Gessat, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 0-1

overworked defense means no defense
Adorjan vs G Glatt, 1982  
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1-0

queen sac,si-fork,no
Panno vs H Bravo Sedamanos, 1975 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

white gives up piece for two passed pawns-good deal
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann two days old as of today:2/20
Y Hou vs A Riazantsev, 2007
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 50 moves, 0-1

brand new game---black has horrible choice at the end
Sutovsky vs Bologan, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 77 moves, 1-0

I love to go a wandering...
Chigorin vs H Caro, 1898 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

raise your hands-If you're SHUR
M Shur vs A Rinberg, 2001 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 35 moves, 1-0

a wild two piece sac that eventually falls short.
J Boudy Bueno vs Szabo, 1979 
(B56) Sicilian, 75 moves, 1-0

Capablanca gives up queen for dbl check and mate next
Capablanca vs T A Carter, 1909 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Capa vs Ossip Bernstein-a good one
Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1914 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

knight enter position like bomb.
M Ghinda vs C Partos, 1975 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 27 moves, 1-0

queen rounded up by a pair of nimble bishops
E O'Hare vs P Dillon, 1966 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 0-1

Peter Potamus as move 11-position is just SO SO
J Geller vs O Huguenin, 2004 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Nathan's solution:attack two squares instead of just one
Chiburdanidze vs V Malaniuk, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

13 hxg5!!! a Polgar Petal
B Jonsson vs S Polgar, 1988 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

toothless Lyons
B Lyons vs K A Hynes, 1991 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

white square ballet by the white pieces
S Boros vs Szabo, 1937 
(B83) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

king hunt ignited by queen sacrifice
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Leonhardt gambit-and some queen play win for white
Kaidanov vs Bareev, 1987 
(C27) Vienna Game, 30 moves, 1-0

the ugly bishop
Kamsky vs K Georgiev, 2007 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 54 moves, 1-0

Black's king is entombed-he or the queen will fall.
Q Gong vs X Zhao, 2006 
(B53) Sicilian, 47 moves, 1-0

Santa... gives away exchange,but opponent can't take it.r
Santasiere vs S E Almgren, 1942 
(A06) Reti Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

neat way to win the queen
Lisitsin vs Smyslov, 1944 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

a snappy ending-black must sub N for R and loses line control.
S Haslinger vs A Jaunouby, 2008 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Kramnik wins battle of wills. R+BP+RP vs R
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 110 moves, 1-0

a queen sac leads to a mate by pawn
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

a good parry and thrust-back-to- back mate threats
E Bukic vs Tal, 1967 
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 40 moves, 1-0

Arabian mate threats lead to back row mate
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 28 moves, 1-0

black must check or else white must mate
Shirov vs Fedorov, 2001 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

bishop intermezzo
Fischer vs R Shocron, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

a discovered check conquers all!
A Shashin vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 35 moves, 1-0

black attacks with queen-loses. White does-wins
Dlugy vs J Bonin, 1984 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 1-0

fur fliez in this one
Speelman vs Sheriff El Assiouti, 1992 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 1-0

both sides have pawns on 7th-one helps,the other hinders
Plaskett vs W N Watson, 1983 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

oops,white misses a winning fork
Kasparov vs N Rashkovsky, 1979 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

the attack goes on...and on...
Breyer vs J Esser, 1917  
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

a space advantage is worth a rook!
S Brzozka vs Bronstein, 1963 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 70 moves, 0-1

knight is like a block of granite vs the impudent pawn.
F Blatny vs J Pise, 1971 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

the unmistakeble,Bill Melvin
B Melvin vs R Cunningham, 1994  
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

white's destiny:mate at h8
Robson vs B Finegold, 2011 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

thrust and counterthrust
B Tagmann vs Benko, 1947 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

a deadly quiet move ends this one.
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

queen sac-followed by king chase to mate.
Lilienthal vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

black forks,black threatens,black loses.
Short vs Le Quang Liem, 2008 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

white sacs the queen for the cause
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

bishops conquer queen.
K Baranov vs N Grigoriev, 1919 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 0-1

white's king chased,but he wins!
Kamsky vs Shirov, 2007 
(B30) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

crazy x-change two rooks for queen
K Arkell vs A Jaunooby, 2012 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

sacrifice circus.
L Spassov vs T Porrasmaa, 1966 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 0-1

21...Qxc3 brings home the bacon.
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1993 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

back rank weakness is exploited by queen sacs.
V Laznicka vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

overwhelming attack by discovery.
Vachier-Lagrave vs A Vaisser, 2014 
(A04) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

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