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epic
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

the definition of chaos
R Steel vs NN, 1884 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

Positional Excellence; Black's defense slowly drives white back
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

Simple yet deadly. A tale of master tactics.
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Passed Pawn Pwnage
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Ultimate show-off finish!
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

connecting pawns in black's half > minor pieces
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

game over, user wins (featuring, The Wall)
B V Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

Wild Finish
Schlechter vs Herzfeld, 1893 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

nice tactical game
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

White escapes, and finishes with a pawn rush.
Larsen vs E Torre, 1973 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 41 moves, 1-0

development > material
Keres vs W Winter, 1935 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

fight right to the end
Judit Polgar vs Antunes, 1996 
(B32) Sicilian, 58 moves, 0-1

Black checkmated on white's first row by move 20.
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

great endgame
Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2009 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 81 moves, 1-0

Culling of all unwanted pieces so the useful pieces can mate.
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

early queen sac
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 49 moves, 1-0

Nice positional play by black.
P Savva vs Granda Zuniga, 1986 
(A16) English, 22 moves, 0-1

Some nice finishing tactics.
Leko vs H Stevic, 1991 
(B01) Scandinavian, 35 moves, 1-0

How to deal with copy cats 101.
Capablanca vs NN, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

clever game for white
Steinitz vs P T Duffy, 1865 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

i duno why i like this 1...
M Bain vs N Elder, 1963 
(A14) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Craaaazy attack (puzzle start at 20.)
Karpov vs Quinteros, 1973 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Inventive Game (1e4 2f4)
Y Shulman vs R Hess, 2008 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 1-0

Wacky ending (p=N)
V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956 
(C11) French, 80 moves, 1-0

tic tac tician
Kiril D Georgiev vs Nisipeanu, 2006 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

pawn advances
J Sarfati vs R Stevens, 2008  
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Skill or Luck? who cares
A Nickel vs J van Oosterom, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

nice tactics by both
M Stoinev vs A V Kovalev, 1992 
(B32) Sicilian, 44 moves, 0-1

epic finish
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

deep game
J van Oosterom vs G Timmerman, 1996 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 64 moves, 0-1

name pending
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

control space
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

minor pieces vs queen
F Delay vs O Renet, 1988 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 0-1

epic finishing attack
Burn vs Marshall, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

bukmark
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 32 moves, 1-0

Completely ripped apart.
S Sunyasakta vs S Gour, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 36 moves, 1-0

white plays strong game
E Najer vs Mamedyarov, 2005 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 39 moves, 1-0

another position/piece quality vs material
Robert E Byrne vs Larry Evans, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

audacity
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

just a nicely played game from start to finish
Shabalov vs Akobian, 2003 
(C02) French, Advance, 61 moves, 1-0

Entertaining game... fearless white attack
Fomenko vs L Radchenko, 1967 
(C59) Two Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

see all the lines of the board, use only what you need
Reshevsky vs E Schiller, 1972  
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

too tired to come up with name
A Shashin vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 35 moves, 1-0

chek it out later
V Castaldi vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

great complication. black is helpless
L Dominguez vs Morozevich, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

game of the century? maybe not, but still good.
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

just keeps giving away pieces only to finish with queen
Tal vs Panno, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

view later
Svidler vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

asymmetrical trading with great finish
E Berg vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

risky fun: leaving the king open to attack
P Ravn vs Portisch, 1957 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

black completely dominated by good attack
Tal vs Miles, 1981 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

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