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Kenneth Parker's thought-provoking games
Compiled by sea7kenp

Not necessarily the best play on both sides, but something attracting me to the Games in this collection.

Game of the Century.
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Grandmaster Maurice Ashley Does the Grand Pris Attack
R Hardarson vs M Ashley, 2012 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 21 moves, 0-1

Fischer beats Geller, after a String of Losses.
Geller vs Fischer, 1970 
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 72 moves, 0-1

Geller beat Fischer right after this Game. Larsen was Great!
Geller vs Larsen, 1967 
(A04) Reti Opening, 66 moves, 0-1

Oldie but Goody
Reti vs Yates, 1924 
(A13) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Fisher, playing Black in a Giuoco Piano
E Mednis vs Fischer, 1963 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 62 moves, 0-1

Fischer has quite a streak against Bisguier.
Fischer vs A Bisguier, 1970 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

Donald Byrne outplays Arthur Bisguier
D Byrne vs A Bisguier, 1954
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Larsen, 1979 
(B01) Scandinavian, 55 moves, 0-1

Bisguier bests Spassky in Endgame.
Spassky vs A Bisguier, 1955 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 68 moves, 0-1

H E Atkins vs R Blow, 1937 
(D85) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1-0

Levenfish, outside of the Sicilian Dragon.
F Bohatirchuk vs Levenfish, 1935
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Black tries to Mate, loses his Queen.
Khalifman vs Shabalov, 2001 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

M Ashley vs C Eriksson, 2012
(B33) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Too Much Symmetry can be a Bad Thing.
Ponomariov vs S Azarov, 1995 
(C49) Four Knights, 44 moves, 1-0

Smothered Mate Threat causes Black to Lose his Queen.
C Landenbergue vs M Roeder, 1993 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Queen for Two Knights? Bargain?
W Byrne vs R Rozycki, 1992 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 0-1

Damiano Bites the Dust. Again!
P Korhonen vs C C Lim, 2000 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Sometimes, a Knight is all you Need!
Z Mestrovic vs Gligoric, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

An uncommon Win with Black for Karpov!
Chandler vs Karpov, 1983 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 0-1

Awesome Knight Promotion, causing Mate!
A Sandrin vs J C Barnes, 1954 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 19 moves, 1-0

Two Knight Promotions!
V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956 
(C11) French, 80 moves, 1-0

Too Many Queens!
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

Fischer Beats a Chess Computer
Fischer vs Mac Hack VI, 1977 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

So many Mates...
C Lange vs A Krueger, 2000 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Amusing Rook Promotion with Mate at end.
Keres vs J Turn, 1943 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

Symmetric to the End: Literally!
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Quadruple Isolated Pawns
Alekhine vs V Nenarokov, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Mated with an En Passant!
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

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

Four Queens by Move 7
T Casper vs K Heckert, 1975 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Mate with 2 Knights after Queen Sacrifice
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

G Spencer vs NN, 1893 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

Even better O-O#
O Seuss vs H Hurme, 1969 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Awesome Swindle on Black's part.
J L Burden vs L Christiansen, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 0-1

Amazing Swindle by Jan Donner
A Matanovic vs J H Donner, 1965 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Gee, I think it's time for me to Castle!
NN vs C Meyer, 1931 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 18 moves, 0-1

Mate via King Move!
A Smitten vs Prince Dadian, 1896 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Check! is answered by Checkmate!
NN vs B Winkelman, 1945 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

Grandmaster misses Back Rank Mate!
Short vs Chiburdanidze, 1985 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 31 moves, 0-1

Black never moves the Queen Bishop.
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1959 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 31 moves, 1-0

Incomplete Game, due to death of Reshevsky. Correspondence.
Reshevsky vs D Zechiel, 1990 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 37 moves,

Knight Promotion wins. (Queen falls to Knight Fork).
Shirov vs Z Almasi, 1996 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Too many Bishops on the Board!
Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 255 moves, 0-1

Famous Swindle
de Firmian vs K Shirazi, 1986 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Another Game, where Check is followed by Checkmate!
C Jaenisch vs Shumov, 1850 
(B20) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Pretty Checkmate.
S S Dodge vs J Houghteling, 1905 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

Black's King is Checkmated on the White King Square!
P Vucinic vs D Djurovic, 1986 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

A Mental Hospital outplays Cambridge University
Cambridge vs Bedlam Asylum, 1883 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 25 moves, 0-1

Resigned, but should have won!
Torre vs F E Parker, 1924 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

I love the final Position.
Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Black's Queen goes to Prison.
Nimzowitsch vs A Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

Not sure about final Position.
Teichmann vs Marshall, 1905 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Mate with 1 Knight, 1 Bishop, but NO King-side Pieces
Yermolinsky vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 9 moves, 1-0

Fingerslip leads to Mate. Against the Opponent!
R Schwarz vs Labau, 1948 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

Promotion to a Knight, with Mate.
R Runau vs Schmidt, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

The original, Annotated Traxler Variation of the Two Knights.
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Knight Promotion = Checkmate!
A Sandrin vs P Le Cornu, 1949 
(A16) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Queen Sac, followed by Mate by 2 Knights (helped by a Bishop)
D D van Geet vs W Versnel, 1950 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Noah's Ark Trap Backfires, leading to Mate
F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

Queen Sacrifice, followed by Double Check = Mate
H Helms vs O Tenner, 1942 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

Frankenstein-Dracula Variation
J Ost-Hansen vs Nunn, 1974 
(C27) Vienna Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Long King Walk, supporting Queen to Mate Black.
H Weenink vs L Gans, 1923 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Play Chess in a Dream? Accurate Score Recall is impressive!
NN vs Bronstein, 1961 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 19 moves, 0-1

Queen Sacrifice followed by a Pawn Mate
Alekhine vs Forrester, 1923 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 1-0

The original Budapest Gambit
Adler vs Maroczy, 1896 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 18 moves, 0-1

Four Minor Piece Sacrifices, followed by Pawn Mate.
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Zugswang features heavily. Annotated by Nimzovich
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Crazy Stalemate!
J Hohmeister vs T Frank, 1993 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two Queens, both hanging. Either can deliver Mate.
L Trent vs D Tan, 2002 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Mate with a Knight Promotion. (You don't always need Queens).
H Reinle vs Lange, 1936 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

Only Bishop Promotion works!
A Reshko vs O Kaminsky, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

Fascinating Mate!
J Matschego vs Falkbeer, 1853 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

April Fools Joke, in Style of Nimzowitsch
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

See-Saw Game with Mate Swindle at end.
Staunton vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 1-0

Frankenstein Dracula Variation
Gilbert vs Vaysleder, 1964 
(C27) Vienna Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Bloodthirsty Game on Both Sides. Frankenstein Dracula indeed!
Kaidanov vs Bareev, 1987 
(C27) Vienna Game, 30 moves, 1-0

I used a lot of Fuel, to get Insights from Stockfish on this!
I Biniashvili vs V Vepkhvishvili, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Checkmate by King and, only ONE Knight.
J Nogueiras vs M Gongora, 2001 
(A21) English, 84 moves, 1-0

From Resign Position, Check is rebutted by Checkmate.
G Bauermann vs R Butze, 1979 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 0-1

How many Threats do you see in the last Move?
O Sundstrom vs D Holm, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Alleged to be a "Pure Mate".
Kiss vs Barcza, 1934 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Copycat until Mate in Four, administered by Capablanca
Capablanca vs NN, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Interesting Knight Formations.
H Clemenz vs F Eisenschmidt, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Damiano: Good Kibitzing.
L Holmberg vs O Hongset, 1962 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

To 0-0+ is good // to interpose w/Discovered Check is better
NN vs M Bier, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 0-1

Corner Knight Mate
S Sokolov vs I Semenov, 1987 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Alekhine shows how Black can counter Winawer Fingerslip
A Speijer vs Alekhine, 1910  
(C15) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

Black promotes to Bishop, same color as his other one.
Potkin vs F Vallejo Pons, 2011 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Again, two Bishops same colored squares. This time, kept!
Ponomariov vs D Baramidze, 2014 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rare example of Fisher winning the Ruy with the Black Pieces.
W Addison vs Fischer, 1963 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

It looks like Black Castles Twice: Move 6 and 23.
Capablanca vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 49 moves, 1-0

Excellent Alekhine's Defense Miniature as Black
Z Radojevic vs Bagirov, 1973 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

I Like Marshall's Annotations.
Marshall vs R Short, 1894  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Two Knight Forks to follow!
V Bhat vs Browne, 2000 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

The Last Game that Tal Won. Nice Tactics.
Tal vs V Akopian, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Queen Sacrifice, then Mate with Two Rooks.
Tal vs Koblents, 1965 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 22 moves, 1-0

White sacs all except needed to Mate Black.
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

He who Pins Last Pins Best
Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1977 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 40 moves, 0-1

Who's going to win?
Tarrasch vs B Richter, 1883 
(A84) Dutch, 20 moves, 0-1

White Castles into Mate!
Steinitz vs H Voigt, 1885 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 12 moves, 0-1

Many Layerd Mate
Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 7 moves, 0-1

Another Karpov Win with Black.
Spassky vs Karpov, 1974 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 56 moves, 0-1

Note the Position after Black's 23rd Move.
Koltanowski vs NN, 1945 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Black plays crazy, but Mates White.
NN vs E Diemer, 1984 
(A04) Reti Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

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