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Brilliancies By "Unknowns"
Compiled by Miguel Medina

"Full many a gem of purest ray serene
The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear;
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air."

From Elegy in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray

(Introduction to G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 in the Chessmaster series)

Black Gets Lost In A Maze Of Sacrifices
G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Material? What's That?
Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

He Who Dares, Wins
Nigmadzianov vs L I Kaplun, 1977 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 21 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Stampede
Fomenko vs L Radchenko, 1967 
(C59) Two Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

"The Dutch Evergreen"
C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Beware Of The Alapin Gambit!
Piotrowski vs J Sokolow, 1971 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

Where There's Will...
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Chaos In Its Purest Form
Belov vs V Prohorov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 82 moves, 0-1

Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Queens? Our Ancestors Played Without Them
A Riazantsev vs Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

White Threw Everything But The Kitchen Sink At Black
Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Miles Away
H J Cordes vs Miles, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 36 moves, 1-0

The Usurper
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

A Wagner Opera
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

An Amazing Queen Sacrifice
K Bischoff vs J Nogueiras, 1998 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 40 moves, 1-0

"The English Immortal"
Maczynski vs W H Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

That's Gotta Hort!
P Markland vs Hort, 1971 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Ofstad May Be Tired Of It, But We Sure Ain't
P Ofstad vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Nothing Is Too Valuable For Mate
Szabo vs G Sigurjonsson, 1968 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Two Rook Sacrifices On g7
A Ostapenko vs Yartsev, 1969 
(B89) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

White Sacrificed Two Exchanges With The Same Rook
O Rodriguez Vargas vs Quinteros, 1972 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

Boris The Ashashin
A Shashin vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 35 moves, 1-0

Mein Liebert
Uhlmann vs H Liebert, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

Immortal Correspondence Game? Quite Possibly!
N Tegelman (Johansson) vs R Rey Ardid, 1933 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 47 moves, 1-0

An Olympic Miniature
V Castaldi vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Veni, Vadim, Vici
V Ruban vs A Poluljahov, 1994 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 28 moves, 1-0

SimpLee Amazing
Tisdall vs G D Lee, 1981 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Cosmic Kramer
A Kramer vs O Ruester, 1926 
(A16) English, 20 moves, 1-0

The Longest Decisive Game
Y Stepak vs Y Mashian, 1980 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 193 moves, 1-0

The Brave Knights Destroy Nimzowitsch's Castle
J Enevoldsen vs Nimzowitsch, 1933 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Even Tal Doesn't Get Them Right Everytime
Tal vs Vadasz, 1977 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 0-1

Not Exactly A Brilliancy, But A Spectacular Conclusion
H Helms vs O Tenner, 1942 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

The Ultimate Active King
H Weenink vs L Gans, 1923 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

The Wall
R Nezhmetdinov vs M Ujtelky, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 75 moves, 0-1

A Nimzowitschian Blockade At Its Finest
A Petrosian vs L Hazai, 1970 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

"The Pyrenees Gambit" or "The Cowboy Indian Defense"
Kasparov vs W Cotrina, 1993 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Sacrifices Over And Over Again
Lindehn vs L Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

For Mating Yes, For Checkmating - Not Necessarily
I Pleci vs L Endzelins, 1939 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1-0

Even More So Than The Above
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

A Sacrificial Orgy
B Kazic vs B Vukovic, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Same As Above, Well, Almost
C W Brown vs Gibbs, 1918 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Nice Mating Neto
J M de Oliveira Gomes vs J G Caetano Netto, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

King Of The Hill
Hill vs C Janeway, 1946 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Black's Position Was Flooded
D Waterman vs R Samo, 1974 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Wells Played
P K Wells vs N Berry, 2002 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

A Spectacular Queen Sacrifice
A Ostapenko vs S Kurkin, 1970 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

This Is How Janosevic - Geller Could Have Developed
Janosevic vs D Baretic, 1977 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 38 moves, 0-1

Open Show
P Openshaw vs P Hummel, 1999 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 24 moves, 1-0

A Beautiful Queen Sacrifice
Smagin vs Sahovic, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Sacrificial Extravaganza
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

It Could Have Been A Brilliancy, But It Was Not To Be
K Emmrich vs B Moritz, 1922 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

6 Moves In The Petroff (and it's not a draw!)
Lowens vs Stafford, 1950 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 0-1

A Paige In History
W Paige vs E Formanek, 1993 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

G Sanakoev vs K Maeder, 1978 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 64 moves, 0-1

Crazy Draw
D Birnbaum vs E Relange, 1995 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another Outrageous Queen Sacrifice
Malinin vs V Savinov, 1988 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Prime Minister
B Kantsler vs Greenfeld, 2005 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

A Knight's Knights
A H Knight vs F Alexander, 1949 
(C28) Vienna Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Who The Hell Is Janny, Anyway?
I Abraham vs G Janny, 1923 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

One Of The Very Best Manufactured Games
R Steel vs R Ross, 1884 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Fall Of The Berlin Wall
H Hesse vs NN, 1930 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 1-0

Off-Beat Sicilian Beats Friesicke
E Karstens vs Friesicke, 1937 
(B32) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Van de Loo Industries
C van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

Van de Loo Industries II
C van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

Mross Loss
G Kieninger vs P Mross, 1941 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 14 moves, 1-0

Forgacs' Unforgettable Game
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

The Definition Of Unorthodox Chess
F Catheley vs M Hadzikaric, 1995 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Crazy Like A Fox
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Brutal Perenyi Attack
B Perenyi vs A Schneider, 1978 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Two Queens Can't Deliver A Perpetual
R Franz vs Mayet, 1858 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

Even The Queen Of Tactics Can Fall Into A Trick
Polgar vs Antunes, 1996 
(B32) Sicilian, 58 moves, 0-1

A Double Deflection To Finish Up
Bellon Lopez vs Antunes, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Alison Chains
Alison vs Fink, 1979 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 32 moves, 1-0

He Who Pins, Wins
B Gamback vs R Nevanlinna, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

The Ukrainian Immortal
E Korchmar vs Y Polyak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Mayhem On The Long Diagonal
S Kuemin vs R Staechelin, 2005 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Take My Rook, Please
V Karasev vs K Klaman, 1967 
(B56) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

White Sacrifices 2 Rooks And A Queen
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Chasing Windmills
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Loving Myall
C Parker vs I Myall, 1999 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 19 moves, 0-1

Another Correspondence Gem
V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

The Brave Knights
M Yeo vs A T Erdal-Smith, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 1-0

A Game Of Major Imbalances
M Thinius vs Beim, 1993 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 35 moves, 0-1

Smart Move
Swain vs Smart, 1990 
(C46) Three Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

A Great Game - Just the final move should be Ne5 :-)
Khmelnitsky vs S Kozlov, 1988 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 26 moves, 1-0

Who Needs The Rooks?
O Martius vs K Darga, 1958 
(B53) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

He's No Moran
P Moran Santamaria vs E Franco Raymundo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Hartlaub Makes The Champ Look Like A Chimp
C Hartlaub vs Lasker, 1904 
(C56) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Danish Dynamite
C Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Practical Giuoco
T Helin vs J Kiltti, 1996 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 0-1

Voisin The Wilderness
J Cukierman vs A Voisin, 1928 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Super Cukierman
J Cukierman vs Tartakower, 1930 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

If You Play A Closed Position, Be Sure It Remains Closed
Barsov vs Zhong Zhang, 2001 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 40 moves, 1-0

Red Barron
D Barron vs P Gardner, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

A Pretty Miniature
R Berzinsh vs V Meijers, 1995 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Philidor's Dreams
F J Lee vs H W Shoosmith, 1904 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

No Slips Allowed In The Sicilian
Bellon Lopez vs Quinteros, 1974 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

A Nice Finish
K Dyke vs Kirk, 1976 
(C56) Two Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

Stuck In The Middle With You
J Thompson vs Mackenzie, 1864 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 0-1

A brilliancy that wasn't meant to be
L Grigorian vs I Platonov, 1974 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Untouchable Rook
I Platonov vs Savon, 1968 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 1-0

Krumbled no.I
K Georgiev vs Miles, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Krumbled no.II
K Georgiev vs Kasparov, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 63 moves, 1-0

Dutch Massacre
V Kahn vs R B Estera, 1939 
(A84) Dutch, 18 moves, 0-1

A Pretty Miniature
F Manca vs F Braga, 1992 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Luered Into The Trap
Luer vs Rattman, 1922 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 11 moves, 1-0

A Nice Finish
O Dementiev vs Karpov, 1970 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

The Ravaging Black Cavalry
Suetin vs Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B20) Sicilian, 44 moves, 0-1

A Beautiful Queen Sacrifice
O'Kelly vs P Devos, 1937 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

Can't Hever
L Perecz vs M Hever, 1974 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

I Guess That's Why They Call It "The Poisoned Pawn"
Rada vs Kostal, 1942 
(B58) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Don't Be Espig
T Espig vs G Moehring, 1973 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

A Small Hedgehog With Big Spines
Filip vs J Jezek, 1953 
(A99) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3, 51 moves, 0-1

Capture Only When You Absolutely Must
E Prandstetter vs J Lechtynsky, 1978 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 67 moves, 1-0

Again, The Caro Kann't
I Radulov vs Pomar Salamanca, 1974 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

A Nice Kingside Attack
R Abbasi vs A Niknaddaf, 2001 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 52 moves, 1-0

Two Shockers One After Another
Morovic Fernandez vs Beliavsky, 1985 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 36 moves, 1-0

J Brach Sr vs J R von Pessler, 1910 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

A Good Old-Fashioned King Hunt
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

A Farewell To Speelman
Speelman vs T K Hemingway, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

The Apocalyptical Two Knights
S Morrison vs T K Hemingway, 1952 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Two Exchange Sacrifices
Wojtaszek vs E Sharapov, 2001 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Know Thy History
A Dusek vs Nepustil, 1915 
(C48) Four Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Reversed Halloween
J Chan vs D Smerdon, 2006 
(C46) Three Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Bizarre Play By Both, White Comes Out On Top
Streng vs E J Diemer, 1984 
(A04) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

The Gods Were Definetly Appeased By This One
D Rubin vs Glek, 1989 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Headache
Muller vs Bayer, 1908 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

The Deadly Evans
H Lehmann vs P Mueller-Breil, 1952 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

A Rare And Crazy Ending
Neverov vs A Mastrovasilis, 2005 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 148 moves, 1-0

Rockin' In Gibraltar
Efimenko vs J Arizmendi Martinez, 2006 
(A28) English, 21 moves, 0-1

A Good Old-Fashioned Double Rook Sac
S Chanda vs S Himanshu, 2006 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Be Like Tal (Against Tal)
Tal vs N Kirov, 1974 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

An Amazing Finish
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz Aguado, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

The Original? (see above)
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Krejcik's Masterpiece
J Krejcik vs K Krobot, 1908 
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 1-0

An Attack On The Uncastled King
W Schmidt vs A Kuligowski, 1978 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Hell Of A Counterattack
J Eriksson vs J Hellsten, 2006 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Burden the hand
F Burden vs NN, 1860 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

That Crazy Double Muzio Gambit
Schussler vs H Akvist, 1976 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 87 moves, 1-0

A Hell Of A Game
Grob vs K Helling, 1936 
(B01) Scandinavian, 32 moves, 0-1

Full Nelson
Adianto vs N Mariano, 2005 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Ingenious Play By Both
Musaiev vs M Karmov, 1979  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 28 moves, 0-1

Kamin Get It
A Reshko vs O Kaminsky, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

French Fries
J O Fries-Nielsen vs C Hansen, 1981 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

The Chinese Immortal
Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

A Quick Destruction
M Sibarevic vs Bukic, 1976 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

Levit Alone
R Levit vs T Hamarat, 1975 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Zukzwang - The Tomb Game
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Forever Young
H Daly vs F Young, 1907 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

A Nice Finish
J Kristiansen vs B Jacobsen, 1976 
(B06) Robatsch, 18 moves, 1-0

Wolf At The Dore
F Young vs L Dore, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 22 moves, 1-0

An Improved Variation On Legal's Mate
P Imbaud vs Strumilo, 1922 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Knight After Knight
T Knight vs I Asmundsson, 1974 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

A Picturesque Finish
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

Gotta Know Those Classics
A Greet vs R van Wessel, 2006 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

The Battle Is Lost
J Tolosa vs Joan Carbo i Batlle, 1898 
(C28) Vienna Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Bakre Street
T Bakre vs B Zawadzka, 2004 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 27 moves, 0-1

A Tribute To The 19th Century
T Wall vs D Ippolito, 1998 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Knights Of The Apocalypse
J Echavarria vs J Szmetan, 1999 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 53 moves, 0-1

A Double Rook Sacrifice On h3
H Bohm vs A Kochyev, 1977 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 0-1

Mista Bombastic
L Mista vs J Fichtl, 1974 
(C16) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

The Troll Master
V J Hansen vs E Tonning, 2000 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

Ganguly vs A Ismagambetov, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

The Pony Express
J Smith vs G H Derrickson, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

A Pretty Mate
Stevenson vs A Marriott, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Another Knightmare
C H Capon vs J O H Taylor, 1873 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Yu Da Man!
S Kurkin vs Y Neelov, 1960 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

A Great Queen Sacrifice
R Antonio vs T Dao, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Beyen Large
R Beyen vs Filip, 1971 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Upper Rhine
F Rhine vs D Sprenkle, 1981 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 37 moves, 1-0

Couldn't Kling To It
F Healey vs J Kling, 1859 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Passed Pawns Must Be Pusched
H Pusch vs V Gassmann, 2001 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 68 moves, 1-0

A Great Attack By Black
I Radulov vs L Spassov, 1974 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 0-1

March Of The Black Pawns
L Sapi vs Barczay, 1963 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

How To Take Advantage Of A Weakened Kingside
L Aroshidze vs A Rzaev, 2007 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Nice Attack By White
L Eperjesi vs B Perenyi, 1980 
(A75) Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4, 39 moves, 1-0

A Shariyazdanov vs B Zueger, 1998 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

A Mess
Podgaets vs Zaichik, 1986 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 25 moves, 1-0

The Minor Forces Triumph Over A Queen
Podgaets vs V Gusev, 1974 
(A06) Reti Opening, 73 moves, 1-0

How To Exploit A Pin
E Varnusz vs J Pogats, 1979 
(B40) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

How To Use The Long Diagonal
J Hickl vs Yusupov, 1998 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 30 moves, 1-0

Refuted Refutation?!
J Boisvert vs M Stewart, 1972 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Brave Knights
Vyzmanavin vs M Sorokin, 1985 
(A13) English, 86 moves, 1-0

The Famous Bishop Sacrifice
O M Hindle vs G Moehring, 1964 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 77 moves, 0-1

The Ultimate Steinitz Game
H C Plunkett vs Steinitz, 1875 
(C57) Two Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

A Hidden Gem That Should Be Better Known
Ftacnik vs O Cvitan, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

The Wrong Kind Of A Steel King
R Steel vs R Ross, 1882 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

Brilliant Finnish
Westerinen vs G Sigurjonsson, 1977 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

This Is What Can Happen In The Traxler
H Leo vs K Dyke, 1974 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Crazy Counterattack
Vladimirov vs V Vorotnikov, 1974 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Vladimirov vs Epishin, 1987 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Another Brilliant Win By Pinter
Pinter vs S Arkhipov, 1983 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 1-0

Another Boden Mate Variation
O Balk vs R J Barnes, 1926 
(C58) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

KoningsThe King
F Konings vs T Battsetseg, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

It's Good To Know Your History
P Jaracz vs L Cyborowski, 2001 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

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

A Lone Knight Triumphs
J Cesena vs J Dyke, 1979 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Don't Take The Bait
S Kovac vs V Ivacic, 1964
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

Opening a Kan of Worms
Smagin vs S Salov, 1984 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 1-0

Eureka, Harika!
S Andriasyan vs D Harika, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Faul Play
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

A Nice Positional Win
R Forster vs Nedev, 2000 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

A Beautiful Finish
V Pina vs D Duarte, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

A Lone King In The Enemy Camp - Not A Good Idea
Piket vs R Douven, 1988 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 43 moves, 0-1

Merry Garcia
Bellon Lopez vs G Garcia, 1976 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

Correspondence Slugfest
C Leotard vs J Martenot, 1990 
(C10) French, 65 moves, 0-1

Y Troinov vs L Popov, 1962 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

The Wingman
L Williams vs V Grechihin, 2002 
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

An Amazing Final Position
Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

J Rudd vs E Dearing, 2004 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

How To Beat A Much Higher-Rated Opponent
M Fouts vs N Firman, 2003 
(B07) Pirc, 27 moves, 1-0

Satpathy For The Devil - Woo-hoo!
S Sunyasakta vs S Gour, 2008 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 36 moves, 1-0

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

The Galloping Knights
A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

Another Surprise
Bologan vs A Nadanian, 2002 
(B40) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Thrash Metl
S Trofimov vs D Metlyakhin, 1994 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

At Wits' Enders
W Schmidt vs P Enders, 1981  
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 29 moves, 0-1

A Nice Trap
G Minchev vs D Miraschiev, 1986 
(C46) Three Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Kurnosov's Rise From Anonymity
Onischuk vs I Kurnosov, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 0-1

The Sore Loser
Mamedyarov vs I Kurnosov, 2009 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Evans Succumbs To The Evans Gambit
A Goldsmith vs G Evans, 2003 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Don't Delay
F Delay vs O Renet, 1988 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 0-1

Go To Hellers
Hellers vs Polugaevsky, 1989 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

Djurasevic Demolishes Korchnoi With Black
Korchnoi vs B Djurasevic, 1956 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 25 moves, 0-1

Erdos, Tres
Erdos vs Lichtner, 1922 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Another Brilliant King March
J van Ruitenburg vs S Castellani, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Salt N Peperle
Biegler vs Peperle, 1952 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

A Stoker vs A Samson, 1971 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Another Great Game By Milman
L Milman vs B Finegold, 2004 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 60 moves, 1-0

Elephant In A Porcelain Store
T Sakelsek vs P Corbin, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Beautiful Exploitation Of The Long Diagonal
P Kral vs Barlov, 1987 
(B32) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Even Moving To The Corner Sometimes Has Its Benefits
R Filguth vs A De La Garza Madero, 1980 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 19 moves, 1-0

Keep Ahn T.Ruckin
M Ahn vs T Ruck, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Olympic Beauty
A Rodriguez Vila vs Z Kozul, 2004 
(B56) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Bloody Bender
V Hergert vs M Bender, 1987
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

Sir Gawain
G Jones vs Van Wely, 2007 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Great Finish
K Panczyk vs M Schurade, 1978 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Mr. Magoo Game
B Melvin vs R Cunningham, 1994  
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

H Ottevaere vs K Falleyn, 1973 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

A Great Finish After A Queen Sac
G Grigore vs Holzke, 1993 
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 31 moves, 1-0

A Fanastic (Declined) Queen Sacrifice
Boleslavsky vs Ufimtsev, 1944 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 0-1

J Fridlizius vs Alekhine, 1912 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs S Hamel, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Gusev's Immortal
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 1-0

Jun Is Busting Out All Over
Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 1-0

M Esserman vs P Nutzman, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1-0

G Moehring vs J Kaikamdzozov, 1978 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 91 moves, 1-0

I Lesnik vs J Siska, 1948 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Back from the Brinck
Kerner vs A Brinckmann, 1955 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Baldur' Gate
A Brinckmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

M Giles vs Browne, 1988 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

F J Moyano Morales vs C Merlo, 1967 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

An Anastasia-like Mate
Casas vs L Piazzini, 1952 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 14 moves, 1-0

A Lukin vs T Khasanov, 1983 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

The Uruguayan Immortal
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

Think Like an International Master
C Kottnauer vs Kotov, 1946 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 28 moves, 1-0

Stebbings vs J Narraway, 1893 
(C22) Center Game, 29 moves, 0-1

J Kozma vs L Alster, 1953 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Fedorchuk vs S Martinovic, 2011 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 0-1

J Gabrovsek vs D Avirovic, 1933 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

S Horvath vs B Perenyi, 1972 
(C47) Four Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

A N Rubinsztein vs H Winkler, 1983 
(C56) Two Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

V Kuznetsov vs G Gajewski, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Lindehn vs Steinitz, 1864 
(C21) Center Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Reshevsky, 1953 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Edelman vs Wolff, 1988 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

P Smirnov vs A Goganov, 2012
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 39 moves, 0-1

C Chaurang vs B J Moore, 1957 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 31 moves, 0-1

R Nolte vs K Chua, 2009 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Bernhard Meyer vs A Zude, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

A Dod vs D Mills, 1903 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

P A Merian vs Steinitz, 1884 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 1-0

S M Globus vs R Gross, 1884 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

L Josteinsson vs Petursson, 1984 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Bing 'em On!
Edward Holt vs T Bingamon, 1947 
(C56) Two Knights, 14 moves, 1-0

V Lyukmanov vs D Jabot, 1998 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 30 moves, 1-0

A Nicifor vs E Kramer, 1921 
(C48) Four Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

F Parr vs G Wheatcroft, 1938 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

G Idigoras vs Panno, 1955 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

M Weiss vs W Pollock, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Aseev vs Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E91) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

A Herzog vs K Petschar, 1994 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

G Castaneda vs Jobava, 1998 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

E Heyken vs S Dave, 2001 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs S Osinovsky, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

A Gallego Alcaraz vs C Diaz Ordonez, 2009 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 35 moves, 0-1

B Belopolsky vs B M Kogan, 1984 
(B30) Sicilian, 57 moves, 1-0

M Trepp vs E Bentzen, 1982 
(C45) Scotch Game, 12 moves, 0-1

K Funck vs B Halldorsson, 1971 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

T Mazuchowski vs M Bond, 1992 
(C26) Vienna, 28 moves, 1-0

P Kranzl vs Blatny, 1991 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

V Lilov vs M Bojchev, 2005 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

E Arnlind vs S Bernstein, 1965 
(B32) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Michelet vs Kieseritzky, 1845 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

A Rico Gonzalez vs F Ballbe Anglada, 1955 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 29 moves, 1-0

Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo vs G Garcia, 1992 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

P Dubinin vs Aronin, 1947 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

A Filipowicz vs A Tarnowski, 1962 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 25 moves, 1-0

M Kremer vs L Schandorff, 1982 
(B53) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

M Mchedlishvili vs R Sangma, 2014 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

Kosten vs I Farago, 1992 
(A28) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Duhm and Duhmer
D Duhm vs A Duhm, 1900 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 17 moves, 1-0

Pomar Salamanca vs E Palacios de la Prida, 1964 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

A Feuerstein vs Bennett, 1955 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

D Boros vs V Ryzhkov, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

N Popov vs A Novopashin, 1979 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

F Hedke vs J Brenninkmeijer, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 37 moves, 0-1

Alburt vs M Ruderfer, 1970 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 18 moves, 0-1

Kholmov vs W Pietzsch, 1965 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

A Raykhman vs T Heinemann, 2016 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 20 moves, 0-1

T Hillarp Persson vs H Grooten, 2007 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 0-1

P L Basso vs A Korobov, 2017 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 37 moves, 1-0

W Cook vs A E Wilson, 1881 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 1-0

Foltys vs Mohyla, 1940 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

G Halvax vs A D Ivanova, 2012 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 85 moves, 1-0

A W Fox vs A Clerc, 1901 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Pier Paolo Pedrini vs D J Ledger, 2008 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

P Bobras vs P Schreiner, 2017 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Don't Forget to Fluss
G Fluss vs NN, 1908
(A20) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Schussler vs Rantanen, 1977 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

A Zichichi vs Hort, 1971 
(B07) Pirc, 64 moves, 1-0

O Sundstrom vs David Holm, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Firouzja vs M Karthikeyan, 2019 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 52 moves, 0-1

G B Joshi vs G Shweta, 2008 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 48 moves, 1-0

G Janny vs L Steiner, 1922 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

A Nokso-Koivisto vs M Lanzani, 1989 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

I Kanko vs A Kiviaho, 1975 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

L Dubeck vs R Weinstein, 1958 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 18 moves, 1-0

Schmaltz vs R Har-Zvi, 2001 
(C25) Vienna, 24 moves, 0-1

R Runau vs Schmidt, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

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