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Compiled by paladin at large
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Two great swashbucklers of the chess board - young & old
Alekhine vs Blackburne, 1914 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Both nervous, meeting after nine years, first place at stake.
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1936 
(A92) Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

A little boy crushes the arrogant coffee-house player.
C Jaffe vs Reshevsky, 1920 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 0-1

D Edelman vs J A Curdo, 1983 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Kiriakov vs Greenfeld, 2017 
(A10) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Mitkov vs Kurajica, 2002 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1928 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

H Barber vs Hebden, 2000 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 10 moves, 0-1

T Oyunbaatar vs I Chahrani, 2008 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

D J Ledger vs P K Wells, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Knaak vs Adorjan, 1985 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

M Yilmaz vs B Erbis, 2011 
(B07) Pirc, 31 moves, 1-0

power of queen + knight
Le Quang Liem vs E Hansen, 2018 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

Endgame - pawn promotion
Yusupov vs Gavrikov, 1982 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 42 moves, 1-0

Connected Pawn Storm to checkmate
W Heinig vs Knaak, 1974 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 56 moves, 0-1

Bishop sacrifices & dominant queen
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Queen Sac - to mate
Khalifman vs V Popov, 1997 
(B06) Robatsch, 33 moves, 1-0

for Victoria - reducing to pawn promotion
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 64 moves, 0-1

Very Active King
Browne vs Smyslov, 1982 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Queen sac - pieces working together
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Power of Rook in Endgame
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Nunn vs N Murshed, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

Young Child with Odds - no blunders
R Iglesias vs Capablanca, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 38 moves, 0-1

52. White to Move - Skewer
Kosteniuk vs C Foisor, 2012 
(E91) King's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

Black did not castle
J Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

Black to move 27 - queen sac, power of rooks
D Howell vs Jan Turner, 2001 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Move 41, White to Win with Queening Pawn
Lagno vs D Howell, 2002 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

White to Move 18 Coordination & Control -Clear W
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Positional - Pins - Maneuvering
Capablanca vs R B Estera, 1913 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 1-0

White to Move 26 - Winning combination
Capablanca vs W G Morris, 1911 
(B40) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Black 38 - mating with bishop and knight
Robatsch vs Bisguier, 1961 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

Black move 25 - Queen sac + knight power
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

Black 36 - Knight + Rook sac - Queen + Knight mate
Bogoljubov vs M Monticelli, 1930 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 39 moves, 0-1

White 38 missed mate
T Bree vs V Krutti, 1999 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen sac for won ending - coordination
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

White move 32 Queen range
Panno vs Spassky, 1955 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Pawn Gives Checkmate
J Frenklakh vs E Schiller, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Black ending - move 32, 33
Schlechter vs Burn, 1897 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 0-1

Sacraficial Attack Q+B+P mate
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

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