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King Hunt Examples
Compiled by Patca63

The King Hunt is an almost humorous process of pushing the enemy King far away from his starting/home position. Seeing as it is usually done for the purposes of gaining checkmate, it could be a tactic or a mating process or just chess trivia. I leave that classification decision up to you.

This game collection is a project in progress. Games are listed in date order, not in order of importance.

King Hunt to left flank, then checkmate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

King Hunt but a Draw
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Full King Hunt then checkmate (could be Castle Mate, also)
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Full King Hunt
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Full King Hunt then Castle Mate
Prins vs L Day, 1968 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

King is brought to the middle of the board
Cmilyte vs M Gutad Iversen, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Full King Hunt causes Topalov to resign
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Full King Hunt, but still loses this game
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

King is chased into the middle of the board for a pending mate.
Navara vs Wojtaszek, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 1-0

Continuation by Stockfish runs the King further then has mate
J B Bjerre vs Dubov, 2019 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

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