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The Capabilities Of The Human Mind
Compiled by metamorphysis
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These are tactically brilliant games that inspired me by displaying the creative capabilities of the human mind.

The Better Player Wins
A Fuderer vs Prins, 1948 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 55 moves, 0-1

A Very Forcefull Queen Sacrifice
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

The Most Popular Smothered Mate Game ?
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's Finest !
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

A Queenless Ballet
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

My Favourite Fischer Game
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Tal - The Magician From Riga !
Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's Most Dominating Victory Over Karpov
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1

The London Miracle !
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bringing Down His Highness
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

A Tactical Delight !
Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 35 moves, 1-0

Some Call It A Swindle, I Call It Fighting Spirit
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

My Favourite King's Gambit Game
Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Marshall's Queen Sacrifice (Against Chigorin !)
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1905 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

Bronstein At His Attacking Best
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

The Polish Immortal
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Desperate To Mate
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk's Most Dominating Victory Over Kasparov
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Ultra Defense
Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Double Queen Sacrifice !
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Queening A Pawn In The Opening
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

The Power Of The Pawn Roller
V Malakhov vs Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

A King Hunt
Cifuentes Parada vs Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

The Power Of Advanced Pawns
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Gufeld's Mona Lisa
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

"The King Is A Fighting Piece"
R Steel vs R Ross, 1884 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

The Complications Of A Correspondence Game
Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Calm, Calculated, Razor Sharp Attack
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1

A Queen Sacrifice And A Beautiful Finishing Combination
V Malinin vs V Savinov, 1988 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

An Exchange Sacrifice, A Queen Sacrifice And A Beautiful Finish
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

A Double Rook Sacrifice
Reti vs Euwe, 1920 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Best Example Of A Double Rook Sacrifice
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

A Blitzkrieg !
C Hartlaub vs V Benary, 1911 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Ripping Open A Castled King's Defenses
Prince Dadian vs Kolisch, 1885 
(C27) Vienna Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Stunning Endgame Combination !
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Draw
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Initiative !
J Mieses vs Marshall, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

The Most Remarkable Pursuit Of The Back Rank Mate
E Z Adams vs Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

A Modern Game With An Antique Feel
D Gormally vs S Williams, 2006 
(A80) Dutch, 19 moves, 1-0

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

A game full of unexpected moves and weird positions
E J Diemer vs F Trommsdorf, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

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