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GM Maybe's favorite games
Compiled by GM Maybe
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From romantic era, to the modern days, here's some games to enjoy. Some might be too explosive, some a bit quiet, but each and every single game has got beauty in it. Hope you like it :-)

Sac, sac, sac and underpromotion......
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Three very very angry pawns....
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Jumping out of foxhole
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

First Woman GM meets Yugoslav Tal
Velimirovic vs N Gaprindashvili, 1984 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black Death got a new victim
Blackburne vs Mr. L, 1885  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Not a countergambit, but still brilliant kinghunt
J Matschego vs Falkbeer, 1853 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

Is it Tal's spirit inside, or Karpov can attack too?
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Hungry Alekhine barbecues 11fish
Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1912 
(A43) Old Benoni, 19 moves, 1-0

Raul Virtuoso Capablanca
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Boa constrictor of chess
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

"I win brilliantly, I lose brilliantly" Najdorf
Letelier vs Najdorf, 1954 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Chess has got it's Mad Max
M Lange vs Schierstedt, 1856 
(C25) Vienna, 21 moves, 1-0

Pawns are on the march!!!
S Bernstein vs E B Heal, 1940 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 1-0

Who says King's gambit is dead???
Morozevich vs Anand, 1995 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

You think you've got me? You can only hope.....
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Sa, sac, sac...... f4 checkmate!!!
Acs vs A Belezky, 2011 
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

Not interested in a draw....
R Toran Albero vs Tal, 1961 
(A21) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Hey, I know how to sac a queen too!!
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Supposedly this guy killed romantic chess....
Steinitz vs W J Wilson, 1862 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

I need no queen, thanks awfully....
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Notorious for long thoughts and killer moves....
V Mikenas vs Bronstein, 1965 
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

Short player, long kingwalk....
Chiburdanidze vs Short, 1983 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

And this is how Evans Gambit set sails....
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1825 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

Being up a piece is haunting Tal
G Barcza vs Tal, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Topalov's wonder knight is too much for Big Vlad....
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Castling on move 31... Kasparov surrenders....
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995  
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 0-1

Amazing game by Boris......
Gelfand vs Jobava, 2011 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 29 moves, 1-0

Who said draws are boring???
Svidler vs Grischuk, 2013 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Castling right into death.... Nice game Duda!!!
D Khismatullin vs J K Duda, 2014 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 0-1

Larsen unleashing a vicious attack....
Larsen vs Chandler, 1987 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

He was called "The Boss".....
Velimirovic vs V Bukal Sr, 1971 
(B89) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Mecking making a checkmate....
Mecking vs A Rocha, 1969 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Hiding king on g7 is not that great idea.....
W Napier vs NN, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

"Better to be a legendary non-GM, than a non-legendary GM".....
Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts......
Kotronias vs Grigoriants, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 28 moves, 1-0

Double bishop sac to shatter the kingside. Well done dr Siggi!
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

The Boss dismantles Ljubojevic in an extremely sharp way.....
Velimirovic vs Ljubojevic, 1972 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

"Hikaru sacrificed the kitchen sink". Y.Seirawan....
W So vs Nakamura, 2015 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

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