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Attacking chess.

An example of the "operational hiatus" concept.
Granda Zuniga vs Kamsky, 1996 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

A good example of attacking chess.
Granda Zuniga vs Beliavsky, 2002 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

Good coordination of pieces.
Granda Zuniga vs Seirawan, 1993 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1-0

Two tacticians clash.
Tal vs Granda Zuniga, 1987 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

Incredible missed drawn masterpiece.
E Najer vs Smirin, 2014  
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 52 moves, 1-0

Insane combination.
Lindehn vs Steinitz, 1864 
(C21) Center Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kasparov
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

Vescovi's combination.
G Vescovi vs M Bezold, 1997 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

29. ....Rxf2; 30. Rd7+ Kf8!
Korchnoi vs G Borisenko, 1961 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 71 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann defense: a good example.
J S Moses vs O Cruz Filho, 1938 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Queen's sacrifice
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Capablanca's blunder
Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance. Wade Variation.
Yu Yangyi vs A Zatonskih, 2013 
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Tal variation.
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Good for white Scheveningen
Sax vs Ehlvest, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Slav defense
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1996 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Typical mates
B Koester vs R Gralla, 1971 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs Gulko, 1968 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

A Carpinter vs K W Lynn, 1976 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Italian game
V Plotkin vs V Drkulec, 2008 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 55 moves, 1-0

Deep Thought vs Fishbein, 1988 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 81 moves, 1-0

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