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Fascinating Chess Examples
Compiled by ChessCoachClark
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These games are very interesting, but in so many categories that it seems better not to make separate game collections.

This collection is a project in progress. Games are listed in date order, not by order of importance.

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

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

Pawn makes mate! Continuation 44...Kxe5 45 Nf7 Kf5 46 g4#
Tolush vs Randviir, 1947 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 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, 12...cd, 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
Larry 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, 1974 
(A48) King's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

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 Y R Yakovich, 1986 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 18 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 G J Knoppert, 1991 
(B58) Sicilian, 31 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

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, 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

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