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Riding a storm - a beautiful defense
Compiled by trh6upsz
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Some great examples when defense is even more beautiful than attack. Joy to eyes.

Famous novelty
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Unexpected counterattack
Anand vs Ftacnik, 1993 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

What a nerves!
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 58 moves, 0-1

With sacrifices
J Kristinsson vs Tal, 1964 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 37 moves, 0-1

The most original thing since Mickey Mouse
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1961 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Endgame disadvantage?
Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Mate to defend.
P Mithrakanth vs Anand, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 0-1

Multiple queens
Leko vs Kasparov, 2003 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Fugitive
Alekhine vs Reti, 1922 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Don't try this at home
Shabalov vs Gelfand, 2004 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 0-1

O, Alexei, come on!
Shirov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 0-1

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