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Lokaz's favorite games
Compiled by Lokaz
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Art is dazzling, scintallating, awe-inspiring, yet it does not always refer to paintings, sculptures, and etc. Art, in my opinion, is anything spectacular in the eye of the beholder. I believe art could be formed upon the chess board, ad the following games may prove.

Larsen's Immortal
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

A sophisticated game deftly done by Keres
P Trifunovic vs Keres, 1937 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

"The Ninth"
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

A brutal queenside attack dashes the great Carlsen to pieces
McShane vs Carlsen, 2010 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

Black's superior development jackhammers white into resignation
J Rukavina vs Tal, 1973 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

The Cuban cages his opponent's into a concerete prison.
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Larsen fractures white's massive center, and cleans up the rest
Gligoric vs Larsen, 1967 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 45 moves, 0-1

After the queen falls, the king delivers the coup de grace.
I Jelen vs Larsen, 1977 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

The king strikes back!
D Jere vs L Arias, 2006
(A06) Reti Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Toplaov demonstrates instuctive endgame technique.
Topalov vs Anand, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 56 moves, 1-0

Need I explain?
K Marx vs Meyer, 1867 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Karpov solidly neautralizes the attack, and goes on to win.
Anand vs Karpov, 1998 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

Gelfand initiates a dynamic exchange sack.
Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2010 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 75 moves, 0-1

Exploitation of a poorly-defended back rank
A Stefanova vs Zhu Chen, 2011 
(A15) English, 24 moves, 0-1

After 34...Ne3!! the passed pawn marches to glory
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch checks with a hanging rook for over 30 moves.
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

24...f4! and 40...Rxg4!! incinerate the king's pawn shield.
Grischuk vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

30.Qxg7!! annihilates black's entire kingside!
Keres vs Spassky, 1955 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Buecker follows in the footsteps of Bobby Fischer: Qxf7!!
Leko vs S Buecker, 1991 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

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