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Calar's favorite games
Compiled by Calar

Attacking with pawn avalanche
S Mariotti vs Gligoric, 1969 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Fantastic combination and activity of rook and minor pieces
R Fontaine vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Fantastic attacking with constant sacs and pressure
Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Brilliant attack by black, Immortal game from Uruguay
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

Great attack while black's pieces are busy on the other side
E Schiller vs M Arne, 1995  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Being a queen and a rook up doesn't help
R Cifuentes Parada vs Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

The Evergreen
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Overwhelming lead in develompent leads to mate
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Amazing queen sacrifice ends with pawn mate
Ftacnik vs O Cvitan, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

Brilliant attack in double-edged game --> very nice mate
E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

One of Morphy's best
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Boxed into the corner
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

King leads from the front
R Steel vs R Macdonald Ross, 1884 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

The tomb game
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Queenside in jail
G Bailey vs E Fischvogt, 1999 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

"Kasparov's Immortal"
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Great way of leading an attack (with annotations)
B Beffie vs W Schelfhout, 1915  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein's Immortal
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Crazy attack by White
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

"The Bishop's Funeral March"
E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben, 1895 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

Story about Masked Grandmaster
R E Catig vs M Mills, 1974 
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

One knight and nothing more I
J Cesena vs J Dyke, 1979 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

One knight and nothing more II
F Hermann vs H Hussong, 1930 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1

One knight and nothing more III
F Young vs L Dore, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Model kingside attack
Taimanov vs Yusupov, 1982 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 42 moves, 0-1

Queen sac out of the blue
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Creative attacking
A Stefanova vs M Gurevich, 2008 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Instructive attack on White King
Seirawan vs Beliavsky, 1988 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Quick attack on Black King
Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

Exciting game with many annotations
Y Dembo vs D Driamin, 2000  
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

Immortal draw, game full of interesting moves and ideas
Alekhine vs Reti, 1922 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Forgotten kingside
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

2 queens assault a fortress
A Kosten vs R Zelcic, 1992 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Minor pieces symphony
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Another brick in the wall
A Petrosian vs L Hazai, 1970 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

King is hunted over the board
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Attack with instructive commentary
Keene vs P C Griffiths, 1964  
(E89) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

Interesting game with excellent commentary
Nimzowitsch vs P S Leonhardt, 1911  
(C49) Four Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

Way to destroy opoonent's pawn shield with bold play
Nepomniachtchi vs D Frolyanov, 2011 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Shirov - true "Fire on Board"
Gelfand vs Shirov, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

Wandering White King
A J Mestel vs N Renman, 1980 
(C15) French, Winawer, 49 moves, 1-0

White sacks a lot but gets 4 connected passed pawns
A Timofeev vs Khismatullin, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

King hunt doesn't end as planned
H Weenink vs L Gans, 1923 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Great sacrifice in blocked position
Ivanchuk vs V Erdos, 2011 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 60 moves, 1-0

Positional queen sac
R Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Great way of using opponent's weaknesses
Shirov vs Motylev, 2001 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

One of the wildest games out there
Rublevsky vs C Gabriel, 1992 
(C47) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Out of the blue sacrifice
P Schmidt vs H Nowarra, 1941 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Exchange sacrifice on move 7 to keep King in the center
Aronian vs McShane, 2012 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Brilliant queenless attack
J Pinter vs S Arkhipov, 1983 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 1-0

Attack on the king left in the centre
Boleslavsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1967 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Call of the wild
A Vajda vs M Monticelli, 1926 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Shipov: best combination of 2012
A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Stripping castled King of defence with massive sacrifices
G Ravinsky vs G Ilivitsky, 1952 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 27 moves, 1-0

Bologan's Immortal - great struggle in Ruy Lopez
Kotronias vs Bologan, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 0-1

Creative attack in Closed Sicilian
Navara vs Sasikiran, 2009 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Kingside attack - annotated by Blackburne
G Neumann vs Blackburne, 1867  
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 0-1

Epic struggle in KID
Najdorf vs Gligoric, 1953 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 48 moves, 0-1

Attacking chess
Krogius vs Stein, 1960 
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

The dangers of KID
B Soos vs Geller, 1962 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

The fortress
S Lu vs Le Quang Liem, 2011 
(B40) Sicilian, 92 moves, 1/2-1/2

Attacking chess in action
K Georgiev vs Dlugy, 1983 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

Excellent game in King's Indian
V Belov vs Grischuk, 2009 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 59 moves, 1-0

"Final Fantasy" as a fitting pun
Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Fantastic demantling of Sicilian
V Akopian vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

"Like a Hot Knife Through Baadur" - great Gelfand's game
Gelfand vs Jobava, 2011 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 29 moves, 1-0

Using the pawn centre in Grunfeld. Fun game
V Akobian vs G N Gopal, 2008
(D85) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 1-0

Chaotic and surreal...
Belov vs V Prohorov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 82 moves, 0-1

White sacs his queen quite early but Pruesses quite hard
D Mackenzie vs D Pruess, 2006 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

It seems white lags in development, but he attacks crushingly
Vocaturo vs T Hillarp Persson, 2009 
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 1-0

Pawn storm is an understatemnet
Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

Destroying Black's defending pawn chain
Unzicker vs M Czerniak, 1954 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Extremely exciting game
Caruana vs Negi, 2011 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 98 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal Correspondence Game"
A Sundin vs Erik Andersson, 1964 
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

Double edged Benoni
S Polgar vs P Hardicsay, 1985 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Breaking through Petrosian's defence
Stein vs Petrosian, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

Great game and underpromotion
V Akopian vs Karjakin, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 71 moves, 1-0

Unexpected White's kingside attack in KID
T Enkhbat vs Shulman, 2002 
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Nice game by Topalov
Topalov vs Giri, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1-0

Hunt on the Black King. Awesome attack by Ivanchuk
Ivanchuk vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Double edged Benoni II
J Ivanov vs I Cheparinov, 2004 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

White's brave attack in Sicilian
K Commons vs P Peev, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 33 moves, 1-0

Well played attack my Mieses
J Mieses vs Von Bardeleben, 1905 
(C13) French, 32 moves, 1-0

The most unexpected last move
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 1-0

Brave attack and even better active defence
D Lemos vs C Vernay, 2010 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Furious attack versus Sicilian
Navara vs J Helbich, 1998 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

What a change in White's position in so few moves
Polgar vs Short, 1994 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1-0

Amazing final move
W Donisthorpe vs Mundell, 1892 
(C46) Three Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

Nice attack with small forces
A Alexander vs O Cordel, 1870 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

Breaking through h3
Lilienthal vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

Mated in the centre of the board
Keres vs Bronstein, 1965 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Great quenless attack
Fitzgerald vs Loyd, 1877 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

How much material can you sack? Dutch evergreen
C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

This one required good nerves from Black
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2006 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 55 moves, 0-1

Nice attack and great tactics
Y Yu vs S Lu, 2012 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Wild and wilder
Vitiugov vs M Ragger, 2013 
(D90) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

Disabling counterplay and breaking through solid position
S Hosea vs U Hammarstrom, 2008 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Out-of-nowhere lethal tactics at move 11
T Beerdsen vs M Berkovich, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Attacking against French defense
Saric vs T Batchuluun, 2014 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 25 moves, 1-0

Great attacking game
Kramnik vs Fressinet, 2013 
(A06) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Positional and tactical plays vs Sicilian
M Bartel vs Nepomniachtchi, 2015 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

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