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beautiful games
Compiled by rilkefan
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black king is safe and strong on b2
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

most of the game is one combo
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

winning king march
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

sac after sac
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Ra3, Ra3
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

long combinatoric attack
D Zagorskis vs Sadler, 1998 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 0-1

wow
M Fette vs B Perenyi, 1985 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

for several beautiful moves
M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014 
(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 1-0

Fire back on board
Gelfand vs Shirov, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

Ding Liren
J Bai vs Ding Liren, 2017 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

Aggressive defense
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

winning king march
I Cheparinov vs Sutovsky, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

combo to reach interesting B vs N ending
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

Q vs army
B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

amazing move after amazing move
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

several startling and beautiful moves
Taimanov vs Larsen, 1970 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Black falls off a tightrope
A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

exclam after exclam
J Xiong vs W So, 2017 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 31 moves, 0-1

Calmly castling into the attack with no pawn cover
D Dubov vs A Giri, 2019 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Bxg7 for an attack
Karpov vs Huebner, 1982 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

mating king walk
Anderssen vs de Riviere, 1859 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Vagan poetry
Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

hiding in plain sight
Nakamura vs J Fluvia Poyatos, 2007 
(D80) Grunfeld, 43 moves, 1-0

Anand's choice for best game
D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

minor piece attack
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Interesting knots
E Bone vs L Dubeck, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

Topalov spending rooks like pennies
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

5p vs R
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

Wha?
Mamedyarov vs Kharlov, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

geometric
M Szigeti vs Benko, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Extremely wild minor piece attack
V Malinin vs V Savinov, 1988 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Oh my gosh
Kupreichik vs J Sunye Neto, 1989 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Titanic struggle - not a very accurate one
O Chajes vs Reti, 1923 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 62 moves, 1-0

even though it's Bronstein losing a KID
Vaganian vs Bronstein, 1975 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 58 moves, 1-0

Mostly due to Rxh5 and 7P vs 0P
S Erenburg vs D G Fridman, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Simple tactics and subtle strategy
Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1973 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

long attack
Tolush vs Kotov, 1945 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 1-0

patience down material
B Ider vs Yifan Hou, 2017 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

Double pawn sac in endgame
Karpov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Hammer and tongs
S Shankland vs J Xiong, 2019 
(C45) Scotch Game, 41 moves, 0-1

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