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CivilChess' favorite games
Compiled by CivilChess

These games are, as the title of this collection indicates, my favorite games, though not many in number. The reason why it is such a small collection is that I select them according to my style and taste. I will not pick any games with endless streams of boring book moves or games too passive to keep me awake. I will although, pick games with wild combinations and sacrifices, all out offensives, and perfect defensive and offensive play. These types of games are, as you know, rare treats and spices brought from the four corners of the chess world and are brimming with creative play. If there are any games that you think I might like please contact me about it the next time you find me on this site. I hope that you enjoy the games!

J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

This is a great learning game with a stunning queen sac ending!
Tarjan vs Rattlinger, 1971 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 15 moves, 1-0

3 pieces and a rook in the attack!
NN vs W Curran, 1876 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

What a Chain of Sacs! The Game and WHITE are both immortal!
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

What a Checkmate!
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

This is a must-see for any avid attacking player.
Karjakin vs Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

That {Q}+2{B} makes for a strong attack against the {K}!
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

What a checkmate!
Stevenson vs A Marriott, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 0-1

A great mate!
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Both queens are defending mates and attacking each other!
Tal vs J Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Shamkovich vs G Lebredo Zaragoitia, 1978 
(A28) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Good mating net.
Shamkovich vs A Anguiano, 1978 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

White gives up the exchange many times to no result
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

0-0 for white, and 0-0-0 for black. Interesting game already.
Schlechter vs J Mieses, 1909 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

A flawed double rook sac.
Lasker vs Pirc, 1935 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Nice attack is all I can say.
G McIntosh vs F Crowl, 1939 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1-0

White will stop at nothing to trade queens.
Janowski vs Blackburne, 1894 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

On 14...Nxe5 things really start to take off aggressively.
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another great attack.
Harikrishna vs C Gokhale, 2002 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

White is attacking......................with the Queen alone?!
Otto vs von der Lasa, 1839 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Another nice mating net.
J Arnason vs Dreev, 1990 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

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