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sorokahdeen's Intriguing Games
Compiled by sorokahdeen

After finally finding out that this feature exists, I figured I'd use it, starting with a game by gashimov

This game is definitely filled with fireworks
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 33 moves, 1-0

A feast of tactics
V Gashimov vs R Kempinski, 2011 
(B54) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Weird Gambit Idea in Petrov's Defense
V Gashimov vs J Smeets, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

More Fireworks
V Gashimov vs Tiviakov, 2008 
(B01) Scandinavian, 31 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez that requires analysis
V Gashimov vs M Roiz, 2009 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

Very Manly Attack
V Gashimov vs B Lalic, 2007 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez, Complex Middle Game
V Gashimov vs Kamsky, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

Very Tenacious defense
Aronian vs V Gashimov, 2002 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Oh, the *pain!* Combination. Themes: Deflection and overloading
Suba vs L M Garcia Lopez, 1994 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 27 moves, 1-0

Something for a later look.
Nakamura vs McShane, 2009 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 0-1

M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov, 1953 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Pieces Everywhere!
Lutikov vs Korchnoi, 1951 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 24 moves, 1-0

I hate the albin countergambit
I Sokolov vs Morozevich, 2005 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

very interesting game, material versus time and coordination
Judit Polgar vs Tiviakov, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Slow, counterplayless suffocation by pawns. Intriguing.
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1-0

*Classic* positional maneuvering
F Smrcka vs M Boysan, 1965 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

anti noteboom
M Pein vs Bagirov, 1995 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Great Attack With Reduced Material
V Malakhatko vs Beshukov, 2000
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Anti Noteboom, high-energy attack
R Edouard vs I Chirila, 2010
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

The noteboom trades development for material and space.
V Erdos vs M Katzir, 2010 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

Again, space versus development. If the position opens....
M I Sorokin vs M R Nechaeva, 2007
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Proof positive that one should check everything...
Lasker vs E M Sala, 1901 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Very interesting, slowly building attack leading to mate
U Bajarani vs D Solak, 2010 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Beautiful Mating Attack by Velimirovic
Velimirovic vs A Lukic, 1964 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 28 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Supico: Qg6, the shot heard 'round the world
Alekhine vs Supico, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Seirawan Loses. I wonder how much of this was preparation
Granda Zuniga vs Seirawan, 1993 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1-0

A Tactical Masterpiece
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Tal Plays Bh8!!
Tal vs Y Rantanen, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Fischer Trades a pawn for Pressure and wins the endgame
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B44) Sicilian, 89 moves, 1-0

Brutal! Brilliant combination!
D Khamrakulov vs S Abu Sufian, 2010 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

How to pull a fighting draw out of thin air....
I A Nataf vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B50) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Interesting middle game
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

exciting, powerful combinative themes
Maroczy vs M Romi, 1930 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

A positional queen sacrifice that just wins.
Navara vs P Polak, 1996 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

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