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Collections in Idleness 3
Compiled by xajik
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Brilliancies,Beauties,Oddities,Forgotten GOTDs,NN's worst defeats...all excavated from tonnes of games...

Part 3 for your entertainment....

Thanks of visiting..

A short GOTD to begin with...
J Mieses vs NN, 1900 
(C27) Vienna Game, 11 moves, 1-0

A brilliant Queen trap...
J Westman vs E Havansi, 1964 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Awesome variety of forks for the queen...
A Harju vs M Liimatta, 1987 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

f7+!! Picking the Queen..
J Henningsen vs R Borik, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Nice attack...(GOTD)
Koneru vs C Waters, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

A unique Boden's mate...
Teichmann vs NN, 1914 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

The double knight mate..
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

Queen sac!!
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Beautiful ending...Diemer as always..
E J Diemer vs Schickner, 1950 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

A brilliant game....(GOTD)
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1829 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Another blinder by the Captain....(GOTD)
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1825 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

Weird...
McDonnell vs NN, 1830 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

The only game I ever memorized....(GOTD)
E Schiller vs H Pack, 1969 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 1-0

Black is mated on e1...Stunning sacs...
Edwards vs NN, 1963 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 16 moves, 1-0

Finishing the opening and the game with a couple of sacs....
W W Young vs Marshall, 1913 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

The White king is part of the mate net....
Taubenhaus vs J C Halpern, 1887 
(C25) Vienna, 21 moves, 1-0

A great game by Tal...
Tal vs Golombek, 1958 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

An amazing combination...
Lasker vs NN, 1898 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

One of the most unexpected Queen sacs ever...(GOTD)
Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

Double sac...(GOTD)
T Lopang vs J Gilbert, 2006 
(E92) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

Brilliant game with great annotations...
Alekhine vs L Kussman, 1924  
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

White gives Queen odds and mates in 15!!...(GOTD)
W Potter vs NN, 1870 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

An awesome attack by the master....(GOTD)
Blackburne vs Mr. L, 1885  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Astounding tactics from the Frenchman....
Napoleon Bonaparte vs General Bertrand, 1820 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

A good set of blunders...(GOTD)
Shumov vs Jaenisch, 1851 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

An unexpected Queen trap....(GOTD)
Fischer vs NN, 1959 
(B56) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Queen sac leading to mate...
Swain vs Smart, 1990 
(C46) Three Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

The double rook sacrifices...
O Martius vs K Darga, 1958 
(B53) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

A great game...Worth seeing a million times...
M Yeo vs A T Erdal-Smith, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

Lasker brilliantly destroyed....
Hartlaub vs Lasker, 1904 
(C56) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

An unusual final position...
R Berzinsh vs V Meijers, 1995 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

A delicious finale!!!
K Dyke vs Kirk, 1976 
(C56) Two Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

A beautifully played miniature....
F Manca vs F Braga, 1992 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

A stunning Queen sac leading to mate...
O'Kelly vs P Devos, 1937 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

A brilliant last move....
L Perecz vs M Hever, 1974 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

A lost pearl in chess history....
Ftacnik vs O Cvitan, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

Steel crushed!!
R Steel vs R Ross, 1882 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

A brilliant move Nb5!..
D Waterman vs R Samo, 1974 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Astonishing Attack!!...(GOTD)
A Ostapenko vs S Kurkin, 1970 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

Well played...
Smagin vs Sahovic, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Fantastic sacrifices!!!
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

A missed mate in a brilliant game..
K Emmrich vs B Moritz, 1922 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

A classy combo...
W Paige vs E Formanek, 1993 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

The King's Gambit doesn't get any better...
J Boisvert vs M Stewart, 1972 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

The knights wreck Black's defense....
A Knight vs F Alexander, 1949 
(C28) Vienna Game, 35 moves, 1-0

A gem of a queen sac...
H Hesse vs NN, 1803 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 1-0

So smothered!!
Karstens vs Friesicke, 1937 
(B32) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

A rook sac...
Kieninger vs Mross, 1941 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 14 moves, 1-0

Absolute magic!!!....(GOTD)
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Queen sac=Mate...
J M Bellon Lopez vs Antunes, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

The PIN!!!
B Gamback vs R Nevanlinna, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

WOW!!....(GOTD)
V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

A quiet and brutal game...
J M Bellon Lopez vs Quinteros, 1974 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

Astounding sacs everywhere...(GOTD)
F Burden vs NN, 1850 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

A beautiful harmony...
J Eriksson vs J Hellsten, 2006 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Startling....(GOTD)
R Levit vs T Hamarat, 1975 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Well finished...
J Kristiansen vs B Jacobsen, 1976 
(B06) Robatsch, 18 moves, 1-0

That was unexpected...b5# in the endgame...
J Echavarria vs J Szmetan, 1999 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 53 moves, 0-1

Something different...
V J Hansen vs E Tonning, 2000 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

An unknown brilliancy...
S Kurkin vs Y Neelov, 1960 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Wonderfull Queen sac....
R Antonio vs T Dao, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

WHOA!!! Brilliant!!
Pinter vs S N Arkhipov, 1983 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 1-0

Very,very weird...
J Cesena vs J Dyke, 1979 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Well played game featuring a Queen sac...
J Rudd vs E Dearing, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

Dazzler!!!....(GOTD)
NN vs Tarrasch, 1915  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

KG crushes NN...
Gunsberg vs NN, 1879 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 20 moves, 1-0

A raging attack with a sacrificed bishop...
Koltanowski vs NN, 1946 
(B20) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

The Attack for mate...(GOTD)
Rubinstein vs NN, 1903 
(000) Chess variants, 22 moves, 1-0

Amusing final position...
NN vs Allgaier, 1846 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

A great game against old NN....(GOTD)
H Bogart vs NN, 1933 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Exchange and Queen sac...
Pillsbury vs NN, 1900 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

An odd Legal mate...
Smith vs NN, 1852 
(000) Chess variants, 11 moves, 1-0

Very Interesting...
NN vs Zukertort, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Impressive and repulsive...
Steinitz vs NN, 1890 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Beautiful sacs!!....(GOTD)
Steinitz vs NN, 1873 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

The Morra gambit...(GOTD)
S Sunyasakta vs S Gour, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 36 moves, 1-0

That was weird..
W Lewis vs NN, 1820 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Brilliancy by Lewis...Fascinating King hunt..
W Lewis vs NN, 1820 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Beautiful yet again..A must see..
W Lewis vs NN, 1829 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 45 moves, 1-0

A surprising finish against the amateur..
Roycroft vs NN, 1862 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 1-0

Queen sac for mate...
J Watkinson vs NN, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 1-0

Queen and knight sac ending in g5#..
L Hoffer vs NN, 1881 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

A famous trap...
R C Griffith vs NN, 1888 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Queen sac declined,Double rook and knight sac...
O H Labone vs NN, 1901 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Queen sac...
H Delaire vs NN, 1901 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

A unique mating position..
D Starbuck vs NN, 1906 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Hilarious...c3#
Sas vs NN, 1904 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

A must see..e7# :)
De Con vs NN, 1913 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Mating positions...
P Ferret vs NN, 1912 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Not bad!!
L Hoffer vs NN, 1913 
(C58) Two Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

Nice game...
M Kadisch vs NN, 1931 
(C28) Vienna Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Striking combo...
B Hayden vs NN, 1952 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 15 moves, 1-0

Fantastic attack...
M Corden vs NN, 1970 
(C56) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Look at the final position...
B Renaut vs NN, 1974 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Stunning finish...
Craig Olson vs NN, 1980 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

A great miniature...(GOTD)
Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

Simple ending...
NN vs Philip Stamma, 1737  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 0-1

Absolutely hilarious..f7#
K Pytel vs NN, 1982 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 1-0

A brilliant combo..(GOTD)
R Christ vs I Berezovsky, 2001 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 20 moves, 1-0

Nice miniature..
T Martin vs NN, 1980 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

A unique finish to the collection..
Welch vs NN, 1940 
(B32) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

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