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Nice move continuation at the end
Najdorf vs Glucksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

Great King Gambit game by Morphy
Morphy vs Bornemann, 1858  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Morphy is blindfolded!
Morphy vs E Morphy, 1849 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

Well thought
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Nice way to destroy a castle on king side
Nunn vs C Pritchett, 1986 
(B89) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Nice knight combination at the end
Maczynski vs W H Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Interesting game from a Quebecer
A Lesiege vs Z Kozul, 1990 
(D73) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3, 61 moves, 1-0

Nice tactic to capture the queen
Fine vs A Kevitz, 1932 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 32 moves, 1-0

Never let a pawn going near the king...
R Pilgrim vs P McKenzie, 1988 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Very tactical: Beat the bishop and win the game!
R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

What to do and what not to do in a King's Pawn Game
Z Ivanovic vs S E Meyer, 2000 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Quick mate in a french defense: tarasch variation
I Pleci vs L Endzelins, 1939 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1-0

Suicide+pawn eat and mate with the rook
Chiburdanidze vs Dvoirys, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Very tactical game: there is everything in it or almost!
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Nice tactic with the queen and the knight
Navara vs Z Ruzicka, 1997 
(C48) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

?! One day I'm gonna learn something from this!
Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Nice finish
Lasker vs S Polner, 1889 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 0-1

The importance of the bishop
Somacarana vs Cochrane, 1855 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Good knight sacrifice for a smothered mate
Koltanowski vs J Salazar, 1940 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

H Mas vs J E Garcia, 2009 
(B07) Pirc, 27 moves, 1-0

knight + queen = win
V Kozomara vs R Byrne, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Interesting opening and incredible end
J Mieses vs NN, 1900 
(C27) Vienna Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Fine strategy
Breyer vs J Esser, 1917  
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Sacrifice for a pin, then mate with the rook
Euwe vs S van Mindeno, 1927 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

How to break a wall!
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

Tal beat Korchnoi!
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Queen sacrifice then mate with bishop + knight
E Delmar vs NN, 1898 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Threath the bishop then mate with the knight+queen
Marshall vs H D Grossman, 1922 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1-0

The black queen can't stop the mate
Koltanowski vs Kearns, 1938
(B20) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

sacrifice the queen to up the pawn
J Cukierman vs Tartakower, 1930 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

protect the pawn to make it a queen
Short vs H Stefansson, 2002 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

nice tricks
Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Qb2! unblockable!
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

blackmar-diemer gambit!?
E Diemer vs Portz, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

force a move of pawn then mate
Lilienthal vs Menchik, 1933 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Nice evans gambit
M Jolowicz vs Glunz, 1971
(C52) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Nice pirc defense
Nakamura vs Smirin, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

c5 nice deep move by Morphy
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Endgame: Morphy Rook Move
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858  
(A84) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs P S Leonhardt, 1912 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Endgame: Rd4, Give a Rook for a Queen
Mayet vs von der Lasa, 1839 
(A80) Dutch, 55 moves, 0-1

Force the oponent to lose his queen but lose a piece
Torre vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1925 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

Instructive game by Keene
L Day vs Keene, 1985  
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 25 moves, 0-1

Knight sacrifice for mate
Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Good tactical game
Tukmakov vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

French defense alapin gambit
K Kullberg vs Olland, 1920 
(C00) French Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Well seen
Alekhine vs Koehnlein, 1908 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

White can't move his knight
de Firmian vs Granda Zuniga, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 0-1

Sacrifice his knights for some huge attack
Adams vs L Comas Fabrego, 1988 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

Sacrifice to make a way for mate
Dreev vs I Galic, 2008 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

sacrifice a knight then make a great combo
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1982 
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 36 moves, 0-1

Combo for a pin!
I Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1999 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 28 moves, 1-0

How to moving out a king
Alekhine vs M Prat, 1913 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Nice tactic by Karpov
Karpov vs K Georgiev, 1994 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 34 moves, 1-0

Nice strategy by Fischer
H Goldhamer vs Fischer, 1956 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

Long range smothered mate + others tactics
A Bannik vs Tal, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Nice tactic around the pawn
R Fontaine vs A Sokolov, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Nice tactic with the queen
M Lowcki vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

There's something to learn from it
L Ogaard vs J Tisdall, 1987 
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 36 moves, 0-1

Bg6+! Amazing move!
B Melvin vs R Cunningham, 1994  
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

Bishop block 2 ways then mate with the rook
Robson vs B Finegold, 2011 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Nice tactic to take the queen
Karpov vs Sax, 1983 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

king gambit declined with black
Pulvermacher vs Capablanca, 1907 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

Nice tactic: unstoppable mate
Shumov vs Kolisch, 1862 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

nice minority attack by Euwe
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

a queen sacrifice to study
Charousek vs Englander, 1894 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Nice development and mate
Owen vs Burn, 1887 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

unstoppable pawn
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

sacrifice the rook then get another rook!
Nakamura vs S Muhammad, 2004 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

Interesting game
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Some great tactics: how to snatch a piece
R Gonzalez vs Tal, 1992 
(B32) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Bishop sacrifice make a passage for the queen
Timman vs C van Wijgerden, 1977 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Sacrificing the rook to pin the queen
Marshall vs Spielmann, 1908 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

spanish game
Lewis vs E L Dayton, 1942 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

sacrifices for development + bishop sacrifice for mate
Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Sacrificing a rook to get a pawn/position
Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1910 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

sacrifice for a pin then mate
A Ertelt vs R Gralla, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 16 moves, 0-1

sacrifice in ruy lopez
Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2002 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0

Some good comments of Capa
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(B32) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

how to block a rook
B Jacobsen vs Chernin, 2009 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

some great gambits by polu
Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1980 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 73 moves, 1-0

How to quickly break the kingside with white
A Malachi vs A Bjornsson, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

tactic:1 pawn protecting 2 pieces
Euwe vs G Kroone, 1919 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Great sac
J Bednarski vs J Adamski, 1978 
(B83) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Philidor: the legal mate
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Well done
F Zimmermann vs W Huebner, 1977 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

Nice reflexion
Spassky vs H Niedermaier, 1986 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Blocking the way for mate
Speelman vs Short, 1980 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 34 moves, 1-0

Bringing a combo out of nowhere
G Pirisi vs E Szalanczy, 1981 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 28 moves, 1-0

Interesting Windmill by Naka
A Bisguier vs Nakamura, 1998 
(E70) King's Indian, 21 moves, 0-1

Sacrificing the queen to mate with the rook
Gheorghiu vs W Liu, 1982 
(A61) Benoni, 24 moves, 0-1

Nice queen side development
Tarrasch vs Tartakower, 1922 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 0-1

Best endgame ever!
S Brzozka vs Bronstein, 1963 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 70 moves, 0-1

Nice tempo and sacrifices
K Richter vs G G Alexandrescu, 1936 
(C10) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Interesting development by Keres
Stahlberg vs Keres, 1936 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Interesting combination
Nakamura vs R Patterson, 2001 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

deep sac
H Danielsen vs C Hansen, 1997 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

incredible discover check
M Rubil vs D Feletar, 2010 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Deep calculation
N Tegelman (Johansson) vs R Rey Ardid, 1933 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 47 moves, 1-0

Higher development=more sacrifices oportunities!!
S Takacs vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

R Cardoso vs Petrosian, 1975 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

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