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Fascinating Chess Examples
Compiled by ChessCoachClark

These games are very interesting, but in so many categories that it seems better not to make separate game collections.

ChessCoachClark (CCC) originated this game collection and he updates it on occasion. This project is a work in progress, culling games from various sources, including several chess training books and personal research. The games are ordered by date (oldest first), not by importance.

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Pending Back Rank Mate; Kasparov's favorite since 6 yrs old!
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Ne6 then Nxg6#-- Rook has King boxed in, then Knight matess.
E Delmar vs J Elson, 1870 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Rook sacrifice near end for Pawn Promotion. Amazing!
Euwe vs J Addicks, 1923 
(A53) Old Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Queen sacrifice and Absolute Pin allow checkmate
Euwe vs S van Mindeno, 1927 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Game ends with an En Passant capture that is Discovered Mate!
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

King Hunt then mating net of adjacent Pawns, adjacent Bishops
V Mikenas vs A Dolukhanov, 1934 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 0-1

A delightful display of teamwork
Keres vs A Sakovski, 1936 
(B01) Scandinavian, 32 moves, 1-0

Pawn makes mate! Continuation 44...Kxe5 45 Nf7 Kf5 46 g4#
Tolush vs J Randviir, 1947 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

Knight-Rook-Bishop Mate
M Germek vs M Filipcic, 1947 
(D90) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

A Royal Fork by a Pawn by 13 year old Tal wins the game!!
Tal vs Pliss, 1950 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 37 moves, 1-0

After 32. ... Kf8 33. Rc7 and so on, 7th Rank Mate occurs
Benko vs Foguelman, 1960 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 32 moves, 1-0

48. Nf6+ is a Double Attack that is NOT a Fork
Evans vs Browne, 1971 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 50 moves, 1-0

After 25. ... Qd7 26. Qa2, an Alekhine's Gun wins the Knight
Bronstein vs A Vaisman, 1973 
(A48) King's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Fireworks near the end!
S Bartha vs G Kluger, 1979 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Anastasia's Mate variation if 45. ... Kxh7 46. Rh2#
Hort vs D Dunne, 1982 
(B50) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Grand Fork possible at 19. Nxc7+, but passed up for mate!
Bareev vs Yakovich, 1986 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

Multiple surprises and excellent Pawn play
P Thoren vs P Lacko, 1987 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

After 28. ... Kxf7 29. Qe7# makes a "sideways" Dovetail Mate
Adams vs L Comas Fabrego, 1988 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

Queen is sacrificed for Promotion
Ehlvest vs Korchnoi, 1989 
(C11) French, 43 moves, 1-0

Continuation leads to Double Attack that wins the Queen
Geller vs E Knoppert, 1991 
(B58) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Unusual mating pattern and short King Hunt
G Burgess vs C Bank Friis, 1991 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Bishop-Pawn Link at the end of this game makes a check also
Sveshnikov vs Timman, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

Absolute Pin on Queen (Royal Skewer) in two cases!
Bologan vs J Garcia Padron, 1993 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 56 moves, 1-0

47. Rxh6 possible, but too greedy; go for checkmate, instead!
Bologan vs Gipslis, 1993 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

David and Goliath Mate if 47. ... gxh4 48. g4#
Karpov vs P Mickiewicz, 1997 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 47 moves, 1-0

EOG Shows How Check Makes a Tempo-- Saves En Prise Knight
Baklan vs J Aagaard, 1998 
(B30) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Absolute Pin wins the Black Rook, soon
Ehlvest vs C Lakdawala, 2000
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Royal Fork by Bishop if 21. ... Qf6 22. Nxf5 Qxf5 23. Be6+
Aronian vs F de la Paz Perdomo, 2003 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 1-0

An En Passant Mate
F Rhine vs NN, 2010 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

14. exd7++ is a capture double check by a PAWN!
Y Kambrath vs M Scherer, 2013 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's Gun ends this game
Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

An En Passant Mate
F Rhine vs NN, 2017 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

White missed 45. Rc8 for a mate-in-one finish (WWall).
D Kryakvin vs I Duzhakov, 2019 
(A04) Reti Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

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