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NN's rare wins
Compiled by D.Observer
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He lost a lot of games, but here is some of his rare wins.

In only five moves
NN vs E Fossan, 1991 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 5 moves, 1-0

Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 40 moves, 0-1

Two are not enough
Lasker / Wolf vs Allies, 1934 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 44 moves, 0-1

A rare miniature
J Wilson vs NN, 1795 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 0-1

Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 44 moves, 0-1

Kingside pressure
J Wilson vs NN, 1795 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 0-1

NN vs F von Mauvillon, 1804 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

The knighted pawn
J H Sarratt vs NN, 1810 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 0-1

His blindfolded opponent lost.
NN vs Von Der Lasa, 1838 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

NN vs Staunton, 1841 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

Playing the piano
Jaenisch vs NN, 1842 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 0-1

NN vs Jaenisch, 1842 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

A risky experiment with Petrov
NN vs Staunton, 1857 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Ended with a checkmate!
NN vs C Shearer, 1978 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

The smothered queen
NN vs de Riviere, 1867 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

The pin
Blackburne vs J P Lea, 1890 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs NN, 1908 
(A10) English, 14 moves, 0-1

Passed pawns
F Malthan vs Marshall, 1908 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Assault!
Howell Smith vs NN, 1911 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs NN, 1921 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

A blind sacrifice
Alekhine vs Ecole Polytechnique Paris, 1925 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Alekhine resigns
Alekhine vs C de Montmartre, 1925 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 37 moves, 0-1

Material advantage
Alekhine vs Echiquier Notre-Dame, 1925 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Checkmate, isn't it?
D Ellison vs C R Gurnhill, 1966 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Mate in six
NN vs Cornelissen, 1974 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Forked.
M Howard vs P C Long, 1983 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 0-1

NN vs Sosonko, 1986 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 58 moves, 1-0

Scared away
Kirkpatrick vs NN, 1987 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

A win against a barber
L B Hansen vs R Cifuentes, 1994 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

Unstoppable promotion
J Sarfati vs NN, 2006 
(A12) English with b3, 43 moves, 0-1

The trap
NN vs Karsayev, 1973 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

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