Lasker wins a lost position by the seemingly innocuous 33.Qe7!
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1896
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 53 moves, 1-0
Reti turns down the draw, triggering a tactical storm!
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1
An unbelievable sacrificial sequence!
Alekhine vs Mendelevic, 1930
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 32 moves, 1-0
A 'Tal sacrifice' by Reshevsky decimates his opponent.
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0
An astouding blitz game. This is Tal!
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1
More mind games from Tal!
Fischer vs Tal, 1959
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1
Tal's unsound sacrifice pays off when Smyslov cracks.
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 1-0
Some head-spinning tactics, and Tal comes out on top.
J Klavins vs Tal, 1959
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 45 moves, 0-1
Tal makes a temporary queen sacrifice for a winning endgame.
Nikitin vs Tal, 1959
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1
A real tactical slugfest.
Tal vs E Nievergelt, 1959
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0
Tal plays the anti-positional 12. f4?! to irk Botvinnik.
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0
An outrageous combination from Tal!
Tal vs NN, 1963
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0
Down a whole rook, Tal confuses the game sufficiently to draw!!
Portisch vs Tal, 1964
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2
Tal can't resist starting a speculative attack with 15.c4
Tal vs Portisch, 1965
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0
Brilliant 'Tal sacrifice' 16.Nd5!?! in the must win final game.
Tal vs Larsen, 1965
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0
Kavalek vs Matulovic, 1966
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0
The magician at work!
Spiridonov vs Tal, 1970
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 0-1
Taimanov psychologically collapses in a good position.
Taimanov vs Fischer, 1971
(E97) King's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1
An incredible stream of tactics.
H Pfleger vs Tal, 1973
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2
A young Kasparov on the rampage.
Kasparov vs Palatnik, 1978
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0
A tactical feast.
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2
Tal is pressured in a simul, and the response is breathtaking!
Tal vs J Miller, 1988
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0
Speechless. I am without speech.
Bronstein vs Deep Blue, 1996
(B20) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2
A very long combination from Carlsen.
Carlsen vs D Rylander, 2003
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 33 moves, 1-0
Lasker's 14...Ng4? digs a hole he climbs out of
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1