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Compiled by sevenseaman

Amateur chess enthusiast. My ambiance and its people are not famous for cerebral games. I just love it. Play some rarely available competitions and at times a win comes about. There is scope for improvement, even if enjoyment is the first aim.

A throbbing end game!
Kramnik vs B Roselli Mailhe, 1991 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Check and double check
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

The Q is Immune to the R
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

A Czech Poleaxed.
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Nothing avails.
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Homing missile
Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

The very top.
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

He beat Capablanka one game.
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs P Romanovsky, 1929 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Some moves of Anand remain esoteric.
Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Vertical view ,horizontal thrust
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

A beauty will always cast a spell.
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Subterfuge will not do.
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Second to Nunn.
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Class and panache
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Of bete noirs and bunnies
Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Fischer owns the 7th rank.
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

Simple flow. easy to understand.
Fischer vs Larsen, 1958 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

No showboating.
Kasparov vs Csom, 1980 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 29 moves, 1-0

Unrelenting aggression.
I Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1999 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 28 moves, 1-0

A pin for a pin
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

Overwhelming odds
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Oh Boy!
Pinter vs Ljubojevic, 1984
(E15) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

No place to hide
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Continuous tempi
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Sac needs calculation
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

A rare gem
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Seeing is believing.
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Swords a nd daggers, no bullets.
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Keep walking till you find a spot
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Was it the Karpov era?
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 32 moves, 0-1

Clear, simple,,positional feel add up to a masterly game.
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 30 moves, 1-0

No Prayer for Black
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Many Paths to Nirvana, take the shortest
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Houdini it for whte
R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

The genius' edge
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

From here to eternity
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Choice of sacrifice
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

39. Nd2 ; Black mates in 2 now.
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Queen is a mortal
R Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

The Kapital 'K'
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Its a Ghetto for Black
Nakamura vs Shabalov, 2005 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Less than a fight
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Deja vu
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

The stuff that all Masters need to be made off!
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Guard of Honor
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Sacrificial Rollercoaster
J Enevoldsen vs Nimzowitsch, 1933 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

A pin in offing
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Parlous short castle
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

The house is not big enough to hide
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

K's confidence carries it
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Thar she blows
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Q has an upset stomach after swallowing a N
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

An 'Alekhinish' touch
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1926 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

A decoy must not be obvious
Brodsky vs Kramnik, 1991 
(B33) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Isolate the enemy forces
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 0-1

A long shot will get you
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Main attack a diversion!
N Mannheimer vs Nimzowitsch, 1930  
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

Bf4 is a barter + tempo
Kasparov vs Gheorghiu, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Tugging and pulling R foN + temo
Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

Genuinely edged
Yusupov vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E92) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Expressly Comprehensive
Kavalek vs Matulovic, 1966 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Most beautiful ending - play of forces ever
Larry Evans vs Bisguier, 1959 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Sterilized tools, a quick clean surgery
Fischer vs P Dely, 1967 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

A masterpiece
L Day vs T Koliada, 1994 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Mind the nuts and bolts of it
Tal vs F Olafsson, 1961 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

A 5-star game
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

Seeing things on the other side of the hill/or right in front!.
Yakovich vs Bronstein, 1994 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

When Masters clash
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

E M Jackson vs Marshall, 1899 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Bare bones strip
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Dictatorial to Capa!
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Analyse 27. Qg2 to turn the tables
R Nezhmetdinov vs Taimanov, 1951 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 54 moves, 0-1

You three, sit here quietly, I'll go see the King
Panno vs Spassky, 1955 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

A balanced position tilted by force
R Nezhmetdinov vs Aronin, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Anderssen delivers a killer blow from the edge of disaster
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Staunton is a compact and safe player
Anderssen / Horwitz / Kling vs Staunton / Boden / Kipping, 1857 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

J Bourne vs Low Ying Min, 2003 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Many angled
Botvinnik vs Tartakower, 1936  
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

One could still bog it after White Q takes N at c2
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

Neutralise the Q? Its easier to contain it
Anand vs Rublevsky, 2004 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 35 moves, 1-0

Do not go for the jugular Bxf7 too early.
Sutovsky vs A Kovacevic, 2004 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

If I get to the other side, I can breathe
Khalifman vs Seirawan, 1991  
(B15) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

Multiple arrows to my bow!
Radjabov vs Naiditsch, 2005 
(C59) Two Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

A stylish win in a championship game spells class.
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

All guns firing, a series of logical moves.
Fischer vs Najdorf, 1962 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Nibbling off bite by bite!
Hsu Li Yang vs Nunn, 1992 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 27 moves, 0-1

A multitude of alternatives
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 27 moves, 1-0

Brevity is the soul of the witless!
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

Beauty needs no ornaments.
B Perenyi vs A Schneider, 1978 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Non-performing assets only embarrass!
O Martius vs K Darga, 1958 
(B53) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Spadework and a killer blow!
Rada vs Kostal, 1942 
(B58) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

The seventh wonder of the world!
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B57) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Many options but not one that works!
Topalov vs Morozevich, 2002 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

Mighty matadors
Morozevich vs Anand, 1995 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

A flashpoint finish
Tal vs D Mohrlok, 1962 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Less pieces but more options!
Anand vs Topalov, 2010 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 32 moves, 1-0

Revisiting Marshall's Qg3 on a 'flat breasted front'!
Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

Lightening, and thunder!
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1895 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Take the R if you want it.
Nakamura vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

Never relinquish initiative
A Vajda vs M Monticelli, 1926 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

A stamp of class from Duras.
Duras vs Spielmann, 1907 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 1-0

Lets have a stroll, and see my greenpatch!
N Vlassov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 31 moves, 1-0

A multi-faceted, inexorable move.
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

A thing of beauty is a joy forever!
J Kostro vs Sliwa, 1959 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 1-0

Break in the slumber
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Karjakin vs Caruana, 2012 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

28. White and latter moves? Unthinkably insane.
Navara vs Korchnoi, 2008 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 36 moves, 1-0

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