25...Nh5!!, 28...Qxg2+!!: spectacular...
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1
Another brilliant modern king hunt!
Wei Yi vs Bruzon Batista, 2015
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0
Great display of courage by white and dazzling sacrifices!
T L Petrosian vs Ara Minasian, 2006
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0
Bolt from the blue!!!
J Vetemaa vs Shabalov, 1986
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 21 moves, 0-1
That, kids, is how you exploit back rank weaknesses.
V Mikenas vs Bronstein, 1965
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1
Tal. Enough said.
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1
Great game, great annotations!
B Melvin vs R Cunningham, 1994
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0
Brilliant sacrifice on h2 and follow-up!
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1
Lovely attack and great finish!
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0
RJF is just never done, is he?
Fischer vs S Purevzhav, 1962
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 22 moves, 1-0
14. Rxe4!! leads to crushing attack.
Fischer vs Najdorf, 1962
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0
RJF makes it look too easy!!
Fischer vs S Reuben, 1963
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0
Great imagination... dazzling attack.
B Mikyska vs Traxler, 1896
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1
Great defence + counterattack by Naka...
Nepomniachtchi vs Nakamura, 2014
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1
What this game lacks in vowels, it makes up for in sacrifices!
Ftacnik vs O Cvitan, 1997
(E97) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1
Absolute genius. Words fail to describe Tal.
Tal vs J Miller, 1988
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0
Talk about an all-out attack!!
Nikolai Kosolapov vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1936
(C46) Three Knights, 24 moves, 0-1
Tal vs Suetin, 1969
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0
That was artistry and butchery in perfect harmony!
Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 1-0
Najdorf simply annihilated in the Najdorf!!
Keres vs Najdorf, 1955
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0
Wooooah! MVL The Beast is in the house!!!
Anand vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2015
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 34 moves, 0-1
Typical Morphy style!
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1
Wow, some fascinating complications!
Short vs Giri, 2010
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0
Short and sweet demolition of the Berlin!
Short vs A A Lopez, 2008
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 22 moves, 1-0
Fire on board using very little fuel!
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1
Typical Shirov madness!!
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0
Shirov just goes completely off the hook, what's new in that?
Gelfand vs Shirov, 2007
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1
What's it with Shirov and exchange sacs?
J Elbilia vs Shirov, 1993
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 22 moves, 0-1
"The explosive human calculator"... that's Shirov!
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1
Grischuk vs Aronian, 2010
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 53 moves, 0-1
Harry the h-pawn!
S Williams vs R Palliser, 2000
(E73) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0
Sergey smashes through in high-pressure game!
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 42 moves, 1-0
Pretty neat little mate!
N Fercec vs B Medak, 2000
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0
Picture-perfect Alekhine attack!
Alekhine vs V Ostrogsky, 1910
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0
The Dark Knights: the Heroes black needed AND deserved!
P Potemkin vs Alekhine, 1912
(B20) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1
Wei Yi vs T Dao, 2016
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0
And THAT'S how you play the Velimirovic... Or not!
Velimirovic vs J Sofrevski, 1965
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0
Forceful play at its best!
Alekhine vs H Fahrni, 1914
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0
I'd be VERY scared if I were white here!
Gheorghiu vs Shirov, 1989
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 28 moves, 0-1
Brutal swindle... Marshall must have been devastated!
Marshall vs Alekhine, 1914
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 24 moves, 0-1
Somewhere up there, Tal is smiling...
So vs V Akobian, 2016
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0
Caruana vs Robson, 2016
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2
Now THAT'S a comeback!
Ganguly vs Shirov, 2009
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 54 moves, 0-1
Averbakh vs Spassky, 1956
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2
MVL channels Fischer to blow Giri away in the Najdorf!
Giri vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2016
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 0-1
Vishy shows he is still Vishy with an Alekhine-like demolition
Anand vs Svidler, 2016
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0
One does not simply mess with MVL's Najdorf!
Caruana vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2015
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1
Friggin' awesome by 15-year old Radjabov!!
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1
10/10 on crazy!!
R Steel vs R Macdonald Ross, 1884
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2
Simon's trademark French attack!
Y Afek vs S Williams, 2008
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1
Overdose of "spicy chess" by the Ginger GM!
S Bekker-Jensen vs S Williams, 2013
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 0-1
That was sneaky as sneaky gets!
S Williams vs Hebden, 2006
(E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0
Ouch!!! That was sharp play!
I Sokolov vs S Williams, 2006
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 37 moves, 0-1
The young MVL hands out a spectacular thrashing!!
R Fontaine vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2007
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1
A David vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1
Meier would probably take this memory to the grave!
G Meier vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2012
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1
Mathematician MVL and Magnus prove that draw NOT = boring!
Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2014
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2
"Heard of your positional mastery. I. SIMPLY. DON'T CARE."
Tal vs Karpov, 1987
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0
Typical Tal craziness, but nicely converted in an endgame!
Tal vs Hecht, 1962
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0
The KID Saemisch ripped apart by the magician!
Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1
That fell apart quickly... why so? Ahhh... right.
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1
Smyslov hoped to reach an endgame... nada.
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0
Okay... just... brutal.
Tal vs Larsen, 1965
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0
Inviting a Tal attack in the Modern Benoni... NOT wise.
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1
Absolute Killer KID by Naka...
So vs Nakamura, 2015
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1
M Aaron vs Fischer, 1962
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 29 moves, 0-1
Larsen vs Fischer, 1971
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1
KID lovers will enjoy this one!
Vescovi vs Radjabov, 2010
(E90) King's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1
Keeping cool against a Shirov attack... NOT easy!
Shirov vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2011
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1
Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2010
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1
Amazing stuff... lot of fun!
Beliavsky vs Nakamura, 2009
(E97) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1
Misha's last bow
Tal vs Kasparov, 1992
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 17 moves, 1-0
Epic queen-sac by Maxime in the Najdorf!
Kosteniuk vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2008
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 48 moves, 0-1
Brutal hammering by the magician!
Tukmakov vs Tal, 1969
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 28 moves, 0-1
Wow, that was an entertaining slugfest!
Anand vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2016
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0
Queen-sac town America!
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0
Yeowch! That must have stung REAL bad!
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0
Brzozka vs Bronstein, 1963
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 70 moves, 0-1
Evans gambit inaugurated by the man himself!
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1827
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0
And another for good measure!
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1829
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0
Cute little tactic to finish off!
Chigorin vs Janowski, 1900
(C56) Two Knights, 27 moves, 1-0
One of the KID entrepreneurs at his finest!
Pachman vs Bronstein, 1946
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 31 moves, 0-1
Short and sweet!
Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1
Quiet opening to explosive finish!
N Bakulin vs Bronstein, 1965
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 32 moves, 0-1
Should've swapped queens sooner!!
J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1
Shirov loves his rooks enough to give them away!
Lautier vs Shirov, 1990
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 32 moves, 0-1
Dominating with the KID...
Vaganian vs Shirov, 1990
(E97) King's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1
Pinned and spinned!
I Sokolov vs Shirov, 1999
(E97) King's Indian, 24 moves, 0-1
Double rooks on the 7th incoming!
Van der Sterren vs Shirov, 1995
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 28 moves, 0-1
Lovely queen sac to finish!!
Radjabov vs O Bortnyk, 2016
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0
Another cute one!
D Howell vs D Debashis, 2016
(A14) English, 35 moves, 1-0
The Lightning Kid! Take a bow Vishy!
Anand vs Dreev, 1995
(C00) French Defense, 44 moves, 1-0
Nice queen sac to liquidate into a winning position!
Short vs Watson, 1986
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 39 moves, 1-0
Nice queen sac for a ton of compensation.
Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1933
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 30 moves, 0-1
Great defensive queen-sac to turn the position on its head!
E Fakhiridou vs O Gutmakher, 2007
(B32) Sicilian, 54 moves, 1-0
27...Qxh2+!! initiates lethal counterattack.
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2007
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1
Aronian vs Rapport, 2016
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 41 moves, 0-1
Mamedyarov vs Lu Shanglei, 2016
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 24 moves, 1-0
Classic game with pretty final position!
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1
Finish this with a couple of miniatures: a nice Traxler...
S Morrison vs T K Hemingway, 1952
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1
And a lightning-fast smashing of the Scandi!
J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0