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The Walking Addiction
Compiled by sevenseaman

Games where either color King chooses or is forced to take a walk - rewarding or destructive.

Do not be afraid to step out.
Steinitz vs Paulsen, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

Going serenading
Steinitz vs Winawer, 1883 
(C25) Vienna, 52 moves, 1-0

The Royals can defend themselves
Charousek vs F Gutmayer, 1897 
(C25) Vienna, 40 moves, 1-0

With a R in the bag you just walk it.
Steinitz vs G Neumann, 1867 
(C25) Vienna, 34 moves, 1-0

Too much of a good thing can be bad.
Steinitz vs S Rosenthal, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 23 moves, 1-0

Random reduction
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Portisch, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Donnez moi le jeu
Tal vs J H Donner, 1973 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 1-0

A misplaced walking stick
Tal vs J H Donner, 1968 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

A winner for Byrne
Kozomara vs Robert E Byrne, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Clear thinking is the key
Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Brilliant king chase
Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

Nighty Knight
Fischer vs Julio Bolbochan, 1962  
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

The Drought Mate
Anand vs Shirov, 2011 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Traveling, suite cases please
Capablanca vs Manhattan, 1931 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

Wang will bang you
Wang Yue vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Dynamic disposition
Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

The win only comes when you see and venture out.
Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

The King walks, but regally.
Reshevsky vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

Execution is inevitable
Shen Yang vs Rublevsky, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 47 moves, 1-0

Clickety click
Adams vs Akopian, 2004 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Missed it once
A Mortazavi vs Miles, 1994 
(C28) Vienna Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Dynamic disposition
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Daring Royal stroll
Nakamura vs J Fluvia Poyatos, 2007 
(D80) Grunfeld, 43 moves, 1-0

Walk problem
Z Vukovic vs Mozetic, 1991 
(C45) Scotch Game, 22 moves, 1-0

No road to Rome
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

No space to breathe
Nezhmetdinov vs P Dubinin, 1950 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 1-0

The mallet-wielder's day
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

Do gaz zameen bhi na mili kuye yaar mein
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

A steadfast plan
Jobava vs Bareev, 2003 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Fatal Attraction
Aronian vs A Volokitin, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

No parking place!
Bagirov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Enough of a walk, let us go home
Tal vs Akopian, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Black was smug in gobbling up a Rook
Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

He injects you with morphine
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Those who dare to seek, will find.
L Shamkovich vs V Zheliandinov, 1959  
(A66) Benoni, 20 moves, 1-0

King, every step, a portrait in courage
Browne vs Smyslov, 1982 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Hammer of Thor
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Do not ape the opponent if he chooses to be wasteful.
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Kindly step into my parlor
Judit Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2002 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0

The walk gets complicated
Kasparov vs Timman, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 1-0

A positional walkway
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

A rabbit in the headlights!
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

A restless King!
Hermann Neustadtl vs O Valenta, 1889 
(C25) Vienna, 19 moves, 0-1

Never be disdainful of a safety-first move.
Albin vs O Bernstein, 1904 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

A Tiger's roaring plan with a quiet efficiency!.
V Petkov vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Clear thinking abbreviates the toil
Polerio vs Domenico, 1610 
(C57) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Keep walking while I adjust.
Duras vs Z Barasz, 1912 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

Small paces in your garden path will do.
Gunsberg vs Chigorin, 1890 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

Roads network facilitates access.
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

The walking beatnik!
Weenink vs L Gans, 1923 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

If you let a horse walk you, it could take you for a ride!
O'Kelly vs P Devos, 1937 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

After Black accepting the Q, its only a matter of a walk!
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

A crushing combo on the go!
Anand vs F Izeta Txabarri, 1993 
(B07) Pirc, 26 moves, 1-0

Caught in traffic jam on an empty road!
Gulko vs J Horvath, 1985 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

Bruised Boris is Tal's bunny!
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

A one-sided affair.
Anand vs R Kempinski, 2010 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

Stimulating sacrifices
N Katishonok vs H Gulbis, 1989 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

A tell tale weakness from Tal!
Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Hardwork never hurt anyone!
Fischer vs Stein, 1967 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 1-0

This Pono punk can play!
Ponomariov vs Judit Polgar, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

A Lets-all-walk ending.
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Thought provoking-White to castle long.
Ivanchuk vs Radjabov, 2002 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 37 moves, 0-1

A long grind, then a cruise.
Anand vs Gelfand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

Walking to reduce? No, reduced to walking.
Steinitz vs Van der Meden, 1865  
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

Deja vu; the exact mechanics of a smother mate!
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

Pawn-grab spins out of control.
Bacrot vs S Azarov, 1992 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 29 moves, 1-0

A walk could leave you puffing!
M McCann vs B Wall, 1975 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Shortest walk before collapse - 1st. ever rec. game.
Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Thinking on one's feet!
Topalov vs C Lutz, 2002 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

On a clear day you can see for ever!
J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

On the wrong promenade
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Keres doles out death in small doses!
Keres vs Smyslov, 1939 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

An 'all royals trap'!
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

Cerebral proximity with Spielman is exalting!
Spielmann vs M Walter, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

C'est magnifique!
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

In hot pursit tempo is more decisive than numbers.
K Zambelly vs Maroczy, 1897 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

You think I should have castled earlier?
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

The roaming monarchs.
G Sargissian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Different Kings have different walks of life!
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 37 moves, 1-0

Caruana picks it up from the carousal!
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Grizzly guts
Igor Ivanov vs V Zaltsman, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

Walking into a disaster!
Bronstein vs Alburt, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

You may walk, but not out of the trap!
Boleslavsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1967 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Conscripted walker!
V Mikenas vs S F Lebedev, 1941 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

In a cul-de-sac!
M Socko vs B Kadziolka, 2001 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 18 moves, 1-0

Long walks are generally stressful for royals.
Chiburdanidze vs Short, 1983 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Fatal forward traction for the K!
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

A walk! Looks more like a hike.
Smitten vs Prince Dadian, 1896 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Shepherding the K to the abattoir!
S H Moosavian vs H Cil, 2005 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

A surgery on the 'g' file with anasthesia on 'e'.
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1965 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 40 moves, 1-0

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