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landogriffin's favourite games
Compiled by landogriffin
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Here are some fun games. Typically they contain unclear, complicated positions and/or a sacrifice or two.

Most people already know about this game. Still...
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Exciting game from this underrated and clearly mental Swede
P H Nielsen vs T Hillarp Persson, 1998 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Hilarp-Persson up to his usual tricks again.
I Sokolov vs T Hillarp Persson, 1997 
(B06) Robatsch, 33 moves, 0-1

Bronstein: a remarkable human being, by all accounts. Good lad
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Moro is one of the bravest men at the board these days.
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Tal doing what he does best.
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Pretty brave stuff...
B Jonsson vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1988 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Topalov: Bit of a nut-job, but obviously pretty good at chess
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

"Toplaov's Immortal": I'm not so sure, but still... phenomenal
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Morozevich at 18 beating Vishy...
Morozevich vs Anand, 1995 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Genius combination at the end which we don't get to see...
Morozevich vs Ljubojevic, 2002 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Nisi with an unusual opening, and some smart tactics...
Kiril D Georgiev vs Nisipeanu, 2006 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Gyula Breyer, the father figure of the Hypermoderns!
Breyer vs J Esser, 1917  
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

If only all draws could be like this...
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Just woke up and thought "I'm gonna do something crazy today"
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Loads of lovely tactics
E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

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