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joachimvhw's favorite games
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joachimvhw's favorite games

28. Rh5!!
Aronian vs A Volokitin, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

18.Ne5xc6! 3 pawns, the initiave, space advantage for the piece
Caruana vs A Giri, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Nezh attacks, great beauty and coordination from move 20
Nezhmetdinov vs Chistiakov, 1956 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 31 moves, 1-0

Bizarre draw - 23d century chess
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Off-beat Caro-Kann, both sides trade queens for pieces
I Nepomniachtchi vs D Andreikin, 2012 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Positional squeeze and finish with devastating double check
Stein vs R Hartoch, 1969 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 1-0

Karpov dances on the light squares, incidentally kills Kasparov
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

Endgame: temp pawn sac, knight over bishop in open position
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

Bacrot vs Karpov, 2013 
(A28) English, 43 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs V Baskin, 1948 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

3 pawn sac for positional play
Rybka vs Houdini, 2011 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 53 moves, 0-1

Anand - Carlsen WCC 2013 - game 4
Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dominguez solves an endgame puzzle against 2785 Caruana
L Dominguez vs Caruana, 2014 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 108 moves, 1-0

A Muzychuk vs S Brunello, 2014 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

First MC game after WC title
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2014 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

A David vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

Fischer demonstrates strong knight vs bad bishop
Saidy vs Fischer, 1964 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 0-1

J Sunye Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

A Giri vs A Belezky, 2014 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 1-0

S Williams vs C Marcelin, 2014 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs F Amonatov, 2014 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 30 moves, 1-0

Stockfish vs Jonny, 2014 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 60 moves, 1-0

Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

B Rabar vs Geller, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

F Parr vs G Wheatcroft, 1938 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

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