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Coolest Chess Games of All Time
Compiled by The Riga Magician
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This is a collection of games where the winning side does not play exceptionally well, but plays very beautifully and seeks the cool combinations to win the game.

Sacrifice everything, get checkmate
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Tal Sacrifices Everything!
Tal vs NN, 1963 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

Nb4!! Qxd6!! Qd5!! Rxg7!! Rg8+!!
E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

23. Be6+!!
Chigorin vs Davydow, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

Two Rooks and a Queen for Checkmate
B Siff vs Kashdan, 1948 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

How to win in 17 moves
Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

How to win with your King
R Steel vs NN, 1884 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

Down Two Rooks and a Piece!
Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

A Queen, A Bishop, Two Rooks for a Pawn!
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

46... Rd1!!
Geller vs Averbakh, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

How to win with the Polish in 11 moves
Konstantin Chernyshov (elder) vs A Lesiak, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

How to win with your King #2
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

How to win with your King #3
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

Closed Position Down A Queen!
A Petrosian vs L Hazai, 1970 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two Bishops Dominate a Queen and a Rook!
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 1-0

Seemingly the Worst Move is the only Winning Move
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

"Defanged"
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Insane Combination!!!
B Kazic vs B Vukovic, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Najdorf Sacs 4 Minor Pieces!
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

4 Knights Next to Each Other is Checkmate
H K E Clemenz vs F Eisenschmidt, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

So Many Tactical Shots!
Kupreichik vs J Sunye Neto, 1989 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

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