A witty queen sac for a mate.
Greco vs NN, 1623
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0
Pawns are the soul of chess!
Andrew Smith vs Philidor, 1790
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1
Frenchman's most famous win.
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1
This game lasted for 9 1/2 hours!
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 33 moves, 0-1
A relentless king hunt!
F A Hoffmann vs Alexander Petrov, 1844
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1
The immortal game!
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0
A lot of sacs(2 pawns, 2 knights, 1 rook, and queen sac!)
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0
The Gold Coin Game
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1
Great victory over a great opponent.
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0
Extreme example of "weak square complex"
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0
Immortal zugzwang game!
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1
wise as anything!
Reti vs K Treybal, 1923
(A14) English, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2
a stirring upset againist a future world champion.
C H Alexander vs Botvinnik, 1946
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0
14-year-old evans at marshall chess club.
Larry Evans vs C Pilnick, 1946
(C13) French, 29 moves, 1-0
bogart lost by a mere pawn.
Koltanowski vs H Bogart, 1952
(C01) French, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0
Good defence can be as exiting and exhausting as attack.
Spassky vs D Ciric, 1962
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 29 moves, 1-0
Tal's peice sac on move 15!
Tal vs Gligoric, 1963
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 43 moves, 1-0
Sustained initiative and a flurry of combinations by Tal.
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0
Famous in intuitive sac by tal.
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1
A nice illustration of how to use the bishops to switch attacks
Smyslov vs Spassky, 1960
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 29 moves, 1-0
One of the games Kasparov won brilliantly.
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0
Kasparov busted by deep blue in just 19 moves!
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 19 moves, 1-0