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Flashy finishes
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Rg8+!! catches Marshall off guard.
J Mieses vs Marshall, 1902 
(C21) Center Game, 32 moves, 1-0

I Ibragimov vs Ehlvest, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Does a quiet move count as flashy? Yes. Yes, it does.
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C28) Vienna Game, 16 moves, 1-0

A blindfolded Blackburne finishes off a King hunt in style.
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

A spiffy double Rook sac on g6.
Quinteros vs Henley, 1976 
(A14) English, 39 moves, 1-0

27. Ne6!! is truly awesome. Count the mate threats.
Krasenkow vs Adianto, 1998 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

The play from 31. Nxd6 on is what leading scientists call "fun"
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

A lethal quiet move, with a very pretty finish as the point.
A Sartori vs F Benima, 1905 
(B44) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Nxf6+!, threatening to win the black Rook with a Queen fork.
A Chepurnov vs Hromadka, 1927
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 33 moves, 1-0

... Nf3+! forces mate.
Boleslavsky vs Keres, 1953 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 33 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

18. Qh7+! is a fitting end to a spectacularly sacrificial game.
C Hartlaub vs V Benary, 1911 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Rd8!! guarantees promotion.
R Beyen vs Filip, 1971 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

What a stalemate trap.
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

28... Bg1!! is a winner.
Chandler vs Y Gruenfeld, 1979 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 0-1

41. d6! is a fine coup de grace.
R Abdulzuhoov vs P Keabetswe, 1998 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 41 moves, 1-0

48. Rh8+! saves the day.
S Ernst vs A Meijere, 2000 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 48 moves, 1-0

The Queen march initiated by 31. Ng4!! is outstanding.
L Day vs A C Chow, 1988 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

32. Bg6+!! is just deadly.
Carlsen vs H A Gretarsson, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

So... many... Queens... vision... fading.
K Kokolias vs F Sigalas, 2005 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

A double Queen sac for the win-- you don't see THAT every day.
Sznapik vs Balashov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 68 moves, 0-1

24 Rd7!! ain't half bad for rapid chess.
J Polgar vs J Fernandez Garcia, 2003 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 24 moves, 1-0

36. Bg6! -- a deadly blow.
Huzman vs Dreev, 1986 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

50. Nf5! is an elegant clearance sac if ever there was one.
Karpov vs Csom, 1977 
(A16) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Hot Queen-sacrificin' action
H Helms vs O Tenner, 1942 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

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