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"Teach Yourself Chess" by Gerald Abrahams - the
Compiled by Operation Mindcrime
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These are games used as illustrations in Abrahams' excellent, if slightly dated, chess primer "Teach Yourself Chess".

"...a queen sacrifice is contemplated, but not actualized."
V Makogonov vs Reshevsky, 1939 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

"Another interesting example of smothered mate."
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

"A humorous example of decapitation."
Bird / Dobell vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

"A win achieved......by the use of technique"
Szabo vs Denker, 1946 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 39 moves, 0-1

"Nero in reincarnation!" (referring to White's pawn-snatching)
F Hermann vs H Hussong, 1930 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1

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