Pawn storm reaching eight's rank
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1
Castling simply sac the queen for mating attack!
F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1
Steady pieces positioning until beautiful mating combination!
J Schulten vs Horwitz, 1846
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 0-1
Precise subtle moves play accelerates game into mating attack
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0
A charming mate!
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0
Immortal game, white sacrificing almost everything to mate!
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0
Evergreen game. Deep and splendid queen sacrifice!
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0
Active play and charming finish
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1
Queen sac allows cornering king into lost position
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1
Clinical swift demolition
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0
Ressources constantly renewed during attack until ... mate
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1
Open lines, heavy artillery and... mate!
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1862
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1
Steady attack to reach minor pieces mate
A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1
Better development leading to queen sacrifice and mate
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1
C Golmayo vs Loyd, 1867
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 0-1
Trio 8th rank, K-Kt column and K-B6 attack seals beautiful win
G MacDonnell vs S Boden, 1869
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1
Attack, sacrifices and charming subtle conclusion
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0
Cavalry brilliantly dominates superior army!
Bird vs J Mason, 1876
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0
Sacrificing steadily to reach minor pieces mate
NN vs Blackburne, 1884
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1
Qf7+ mates... a few moves later with minor pieces!
Prince Dadian vs Boulitchoff, 1882
(C51) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0
White seems losing a piece, in reality initiates superb combo!
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0
Queen sac initiates long king hunt ending with... mate!
Prince Dadian vs Boutourlin, 1883
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0
Queen suddenly overloaded by two bishops cannot prevent mate!
S M Globus vs R Gross, 1884
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0
Hunted king turns hunter for beautiful mating finish
R Steel vs R Macdonald Ross, 1884
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2
Heavy artillery demolition... Brutal yet beautiful
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1
Forceful attack, sacrifices and pretty mate with minor pieces!
M Weiss vs W Pollock, 1889
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1
Bishop sac preparing ... queen sac leading to ... pretty mate
H Clemenz vs F Eisenschmidt, 1862
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0
Sacrifices bamboozle king into fatal journey
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1
Superior development leading to swift demolition
J G Colbourne vs Blackburne, 1894
(C22) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1
Powerful attack, neat tactics and... mate!
Prince Dadian vs M Bitcham, 1892
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0
Attack play by both side, but white is the one killing first!
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0
Long combination leading to mate while being under mate threat
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0
Rook sacrifice on same square twice, leading to mating attack
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1
Problem like rook sac seals mate in all variations
E M Jackson vs Marshall, 1899
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 0-1
Out of the blue finish, with quiet move before inescapable mate
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0
Bishop turns from defender to ultimatelly mating opposite king
Vitacek vs Duras, 1900
(C22) Center Game, 26 moves, 0-1
Fine attack where dancing white pieces deliver pretty mate!
J Caldas Vianna vs A S Paes de Barros, 1900
(C52) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0
Knight sac trap allows queen sac(!) mate combination!
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1900
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0
Incredible interception rook sac preparing bishop pin for win!
A Reggio vs J Mieses, 1903
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1
Neat attack and finish!
A Dod vs D Mills, 1903
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 40 moves, 1-0
Attacking while watching its back.
Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0
An active bishop despite being pinned!
J Mieses vs Von Bardeleben, 1905
(C13) French, 32 moves, 1-0
Crescendo attack, increasingly beautiful sacrifices and.. mate!
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1
Combinative play with conclusive finish!
Duras vs H Wolf, 1907
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0
Awesome tactics, white pieces raiding black king for mate
J Krejcik vs K Krobot, 1908
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 1-0
Edge play by black leads to abrupt early beautiful finish
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0
Nice attack with beautiful forceful mating finish!
C Hartlaub vs V Benary, 1911
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0
Queen sacrifice, infernal king hunt and mate!
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0
Provocative looking queen offer seals the win
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1
Getting rid of a pin in astonishing manner (and win)!
Duras vs Spielmann, 1912
(C11) French, 49 moves, 1-0
After piece sacrifice, white "casually" exchange queens!
Reti vs Flamberg, 1912
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0
Brutal demolition can still be beautiful!
C Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0
Thunderbolt neat finish
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1
Brilliant zwichenzugs, with Queen sac twice!
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0
Queen sac on empty square lures king into scissors R+B mate
J F Smyth vs H Helms, 1915
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 0-1
Active play, open diagonals ... mate!
V Kahn vs C Hartlaub, 1916
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1
A long beautiful king hunt
J Perrier vs F J Wellmuth, 1917
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0
Logical yet beautiful, simple yet deep, pristine game
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0
Superbe attack, and nice sacrifices... even at the end
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0
Ongoing queen sacrifice offer, until refusal bows to loss
E Z Adams vs Torre, 1920
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0
Queen sac for king hunt and ultimately... Mate!
P Imbaud vs Strumilo, 1922
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0
Sacrifices for winning pawn(s!) promotion(s)
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1
Positional domination followed by tactics leading to mate!
Gruenfeld vs Alekhine, 1923
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 0-1
Queen sac allows slow burning attack to fire-up black king!
Torre vs N Banks, 1924
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0
Steady strategic attack, crowned with quiet lethal last move
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0
Better development, queen sacrifice offer(s!) until mate
Alekhine vs L Kussman, 1924
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0
Both sides almost won!
Janowski vs Ed. Lasker, 1924
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2
Virtuose tactical handling of pieces towards won end game
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1
Pieces develop in coordinating beautiful attack
Alekhine vs Marshall, 1925
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0
End game brilliant tactics!
Reti vs P Romanovsky, 1925
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0
Surprise queen sac and nice tactical shots until mate!
Najdorf vs L Frenkel, 1926
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 20 moves, 1-0
L Carranza vs Alekhine, 1926
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 18 moves, 0-1
Examplary blockade game
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1
Beautiful queen then rook sacrifices for mate!
Spielmann vs R L'hermet, 1927
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0
"Casual" sac of a piece for breakthrough into won position!
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0
Queen sac, with logical impressive conclusion (wow & ouch)!
Capablanca vs S Campos, 1927
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0
White "falls" in skewer trap, allowing beautiful sudden finish
Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0
Black is about to kill, when tables turn with beautiful finish!
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0
White king position opened like a can by black pieces
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1
The art of attack: better position, sacrifice and... mate
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0
Nice intrusion, unexpected queen sac and ...beautiful mate!
J Cukierman vs A Voisin, 1928
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0
Problem-like mating finish
Bogoljubov vs M Monticelli, 1930
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 39 moves, 0-1
Check met with... Checkmate!
Alekhine vs A Popovic, 1930
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0
Queen sac and fantastic king hunt!
F Hermann vs H Hussong, 1930
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1
Center pressure sets stage for nice back rank mate theme combo!
E Korchmar vs Y Polyak, 1937
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0
Pieces develop to create irresistible attack and... Mate!
Alekhine vs Maroczy, 1931
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 28 moves, 1-0
End game brilliant combination!
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1
Sacrificing the right piece; attack looks dead but...mate!
Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0
Aggressive play from both sides, beautiful tactics by winner!
J Gabrovsek vs D Avirovic, 1933
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 1-0
In chess, mind triumphs over matter...
E Canal vs NN, 1934
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0
Exchange sacrifices release powerful connected pawns for win
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1935
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 47 moves, 0-1
Steady attack, crescendo sacrifices and ... mate!,
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1
Queen sac snowballs into nice mating net attack!
Keres vs P Schmidt, 1936
(A25) English, 30 moves, 0-1
Vigorous treatment of opening, attack, king hunt... Mate!
Chekhover vs Kasparian, 1936
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1
Pressure, and suddenly... queen sac for minor pieces mate!
O'Kelly vs P Devos, 1937
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1
Neat simple compelling last move!
E Karstens vs Friesicke, 1937
(B32) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0
Closed position opened by sacrifice for slow burning attack
C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0
Unlimited sacrifices to focus on one weakness to bring mate!
B Kazic vs B Vukovic, 1940
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0
Unbelievable KBP move initiates splendid attack!
V Mikenas vs S F Lebedev, 1941
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0
Black defends, but white saw the pin/skewer one move further!
Rada vs Kostal, 1942
(B58) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0
Knights attack jumping behind enemy lines!
A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0
Nice strong attack with outstanding finish
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1
Surprise Queen sac leaves black locked in helpless position
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 1-0
Black defense allows sudden mating aggression from white!
Hill vs C Janeway, 1946
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 1-0
Unbelievable Queen interposition wins the game!
Y Rusakov vs B Verlinsky, 1947
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1
Rooks and then queen sacrifice for minor pieces mate
Maczynski vs W H Pratten, 1948
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1
Splendid king hunt with beautiful finale!
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1
Bishop, then Rook, then Queen sac for nice Knights finish!
B Siff vs Kashdan, 1948
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1
Great attack, white getting caught by agile adverse pieces!
I Lesnik vs J Siska, 1948
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1
After queen sac, bishop retreats in post for deadly attack!
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1
Gambit sets up stage for pieces attack and pretty mate!
E J Diemer vs Schickner, 1950
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0
Precise attacking moves lead to inescapable mate.
H Lehmann vs P Mueller-Breil, 1952
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0
Precise tactical moves sequence leading to mate!
S Morrison vs T K Hemingway, 1952
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1
Great attack, and splendid final defense!
G Ravinsky vs G Ilivitsky, 1952
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 27 moves, 1-0
Seesaw windmill leading to squeezed black lost position
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0
White brings complications, a great attack and a neat finish
Saemisch vs O Menzinger, 1953
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0
Nice tactics and ... queen sac for win with minor pieces!
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1
Patience and technique...
Bobotsov vs F Bohatirchuk, 1954
(A53) Old Indian, 106 moves, 1-0
Bishop sac initiates epic fight ending with mate!
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0
The art of the end game, two under-promotions to win!
V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956
(C11) French, 80 moves, 1-0
Deep queen sacrifice
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1
Nice attack with knight, pleasant finish with queen...
E Chukaev vs Tal, 1956
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 27 moves, 0-1
Vigourous attack, subtle tactics in all directions and ... win!
Tal vs Koblents, 1957
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0
Black pieces raid white's position with devastating effect...
B Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1
Brilliant attack, then queen sac then ... mate!
Polugaevsky vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1958
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1
Long term queen(!) sacrifice
Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1
Spectacular sacrifice to avoid losing a tempo for the win
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0
Complex attack, Queen sac and demolition ending with... Mate!
Krogius vs Stein, 1960
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1
Active play, queen offer, open lines, king hunt and mate!
Taimanov vs Polugaevsky, 1960
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0
Black attacks, but white suddenly brings great mating combo!
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0
A simple yet deadly bishop move erects mating net
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0
Out of the blue strategic queen sac, attack and won end game!
R Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0
Attack, playing subtle moves before bringing the storm
Spassky vs Evans, 1962
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 26 moves, 1-0
Mysterious sac prepares queen sac for king hunt and mate!
Y Troinov vs L Popov, 1962
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 20 moves, 1-0
White wins exchanges, but adverse pawns pack prove too strong
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1
White two central pawns "buldozer" black's position!
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0
Games ends with beautiful unexpected combination!
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1962
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 1-0
Incredible rook (reciprocal sac) end game!
Gligoric vs Stein, 1962
(E70) King's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1
Clever yet simple combination wraps the game!
Stein vs Portisch, 1962
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0
Simple yet deadly rook blockade move leads to victory
Fischer vs Benko, 1963
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0
Rook sac ensables mobile pawns' winning invasion!
S Brzozka vs Bronstein, 1963
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 70 moves, 0-1
Deep sacrifice open lines for mating attack.
R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1
Positional sac, ending with pretty tactics
Ivkov vs D Ciric, 1963
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0
Fantastic bishop sac to allow running paws for winning ending!
O M Hindle vs G Moehring, 1964
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 77 moves, 0-1
Win with pretty neat move!
V Mikenas vs Bronstein, 1965
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1
Positional piece sacrifice, beautiful tactics, and ... win!
Tal vs Larsen, 1965
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0
Surprise beautiful last move!
Averbakh vs Korchnoi, 1965
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 39 moves, 0-1
Attack with subtle queen sac offer(s) and win...
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0
The art of penetrating the adverse position!
N Bakulin vs Bronstein, 1965
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 32 moves, 0-1
Tal vs Portisch, 1965
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0
Great attack supported by outstanding tactics!
Kholmov vs Bronstein, 1965
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 1-0
Exchange sacrifice sets stage for firework ending!
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0
Simple move prepares sparkling forceful finish!
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0
Pins and other tac-tricks lead attack to... Mate!
Korchnoi vs M Udovcic, 1967
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0
Spassky vs K Langeweg, 1967
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0
Queen: subtle move, later followed by conclusive mating sac!
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1968
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 35 moves, 1-0
Nice attack, and fantastic rook zwischenzug leads to win!
Karpov vs E Gik, 1968
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 36 moves, 1-0
Pieces sacrificed while pawn runs to victory
Tal vs Sviridov, 1969
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0
Black seems succeeding when surprise mating attack hits back!
Polugaevsky vs I Bilek, 1969
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0
Beautiful interference move seals the win!
V Osnos vs J Yuchtman, 1969
(A56) Benoni Defense, 34 moves, 0-1
Surprise beautiful queen sac decides the game!
Tal vs Suetin, 1969
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0
Clever Queen sac, and win!
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0
Beautiful Queen sac, attack, and final move!
J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1
Deviation sacrifice allows lethal pawn intrusion attack
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1
White seems losing until combination from out of space arises
Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0
White buried in a tomb!
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1
Epic battle, unbalanced material endgame... thrilling!
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1
Positional domination, crushing termination!
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0
Sacrifice and king attack...with own king(!)... fantastic win!
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0
Under threat, black produces splendid attacking tactics
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1
Vigorous attack, with nice queen sac mating finish!
H Ottevaere vs K Falleyn, 1973
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 33 moves, 0-1
Fierce battle, with nice end mating net.
L Perecz vs M Hever, 1974
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0
Deviation sacrifices and pins for mate!
Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0
Sacs seem to fail until more sacs drive king to mated position
V Tsaturian vs Hodasevich, 1974
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0
Speculative looking move is attack driving to inescapable mate
Vladimirov vs V Vorotnikov, 1974
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1
Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1
Art of attack by intruding knights and opening lines!
M Sibarevic vs E Bukic, 1976
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0
Attack is settled by queen sac for massive pieces clean sweep!
Westerinen vs G Sigurjonsson, 1977
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0
Queen sac realises great light pieces activity!
Hort vs Alburt, 1977
(A58) Benko Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1
Getting an extra queen and giving it up in order to win!
G Moehring vs J Kaikamdzozov, 1978
(A56) Benoni Defense, 91 moves, 1-0
Problem like queen offer seals the win
K Panczyk vs M Schurade, 1978
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 21 moves, 1-0
Splendid attack, carried by unexpected yet efficient moves!
L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0
Subtle queen retreat is sign of winning attack!
R Filguth vs A De La Garza Madero, 1980
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 19 moves, 1-0
Attacking game in storm demolition style!
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0
A charming brilliant combinative attack
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0
Brave pawn advance open lines for victory!
J Tisdall vs G D Lee, 1981
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0
A nice position where rook is better than queen!
W Schmidt vs P Enders, 1981
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 29 moves, 0-1
Crescendo beautiful attacking moves preparing firework finish!
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1
C van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0
Beautiful sacrifices, crazy tactics!
A N Rubinsztein vs H Winkler, 1983
(C56) Two Knights, 40 moves, 0-1
Fantastic knight retreat pawn sac move in end game!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0
Sacrifice starts attack where mutual checks come like fencing!
Portisch vs J Pinter, 1984
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1
Black's attack is beautifully countered!
S Polgar vs P Hardicsay, 1985
(A60) Benoni Defense, 22 moves, 1-0
Pawn sacrifice leading to strategic superiority and mate ending
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1
A piece is lost, but a deep beautiful combination emerges!
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0
Fantastique rook sac offer for intrusion, and beautiful finish!
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0
Queen seems trapped, in reality sacked for minor pieces win!
P Kral vs Barlov, 1987
(B32) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1
Queen sacrifice, pressure for mate and winning ending
Tal vs J Miller, 1988
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0
Queen sacrifice and mate with pawns and knight
Tal vs R Forbis, 1988
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0
Lovely and unexpected final mating combination!
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1
Brilliant attack with beautiful finish
C Hoi vs Gulko, 1988
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0
Spectacular counter attack
Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1988
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 29 moves, 0-1
Ambitious queen sacrifice ending with picturesque mate
Malinin vs V Savinov, 1988
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0
Queenside is abandoned to start great mating attack on kingside
Kasparov vs Smirin, 1988
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0
White king forced into the enemy's camp, and ... mated!
Piket vs R Douven, 1988
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 43 moves, 0-1
Crushing attack and splendid finish!
Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0
Piece sac to corner king, and double promotion sac to mate him!
A Sznapik vs Balashov, 1990
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 68 moves, 0-1
Phenomenal attack, brilliant tactics!
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0
Agile minor pieces find ongoing resourceful play towards win!
Smyslov vs F El Taher, 1990
(A22) English, 25 moves, 0-1
Back rank sacrifice to avoid losing tempo for the mating attack
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1
Imaginative play, melee, and mate
Brodsky vs Kramnik, 1991
(B33) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1
Black promotes extra queen, but withe's attack is too strong
G Minchev vs K Kolev, 1991
(A36) English, 37 moves, 1-0
Queen sac bombs fragile castle, for fatal king hunt journey!
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0
Dark squares strategic exploitation, smart tactics - nice win!
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0
Attack with a neat pretty conclusion
Krasenkow vs Sveshnikov, 1992
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0
Beautiful defensive sac, followed by nice attack and finish!
Korchnoi vs Romanishin, 1992
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 28 moves, 1-0
Beautiful final mating combination!
J Xie vs J Demina, 1992
(B58) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1
Deep pawn sacrifice leading to better play and mate
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1
Slow burning attack ends with beautiful neat finish!
S Atalik vs Miles, 1993
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1
Minor pieces surround adverse King and find nice way to mate!
G Grigore vs Holzke, 1993
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 31 moves, 1-0
Strategic queen sacrifice, better play and win!
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1
Surprise rook sacrifice offer - twice!
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1
Wild wild attack, with both sides' queens "en prise"!
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0
Sudden attack out of nowhere concludes in winning ending!
Shirov vs Polgar, 1994
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1
Sac drives game into long beautiful tactics battle!
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0
Tight rope active imaginative defense shifts to... mate!
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1
Sacrifice for steamrolling passed pawn!
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0
Splendid deflection seals mating conclusion!
J Bellon Lopez vs A Antunes, 1994
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0
Deep preparation sacrifice, leading to winning endgame
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0
Sacrifice starts attack, then queen sac, king hunt and... mate!
Cifuentes Parada vs Zvjaginsev, 1995
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1
Counter attack on opposite castles and... mate!
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1
Superb queen sac drives games into fire play!
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0
Pressure in the center gets swapped by superb unexpected move
Anand vs Lautier, 1997
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0
Double rook sac, lively attack and won ending!
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0
A great finish!
Ftacnik vs O Cvitan, 1997
(E97) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1
Move 47 maybe only move a "normal" player would never envisage
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1
Queen sacrifice melee and... nice minor pieces mate!
Navara vs J Helbich, 1998
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0
Attacked rook escapes to... attacked square for... more attack!
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0
Splendid surprise queen sac enables finishing beautiful attack!
K Bischoff vs J Nogueiras, 1998
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 40 moves, 1-0
Stunning rook sac allowing attack to develop and win!
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1998
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 48 moves, 0-1
J Echavarria vs J Szmetan, 1999
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 53 moves, 0-1
Masterpiece attack, ongoing spectacular fireworks coups!
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0
Black king's defense seem demolished, but counter-attack wins
Anand vs Kasparov, 1999
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 50 moves, 0-1
Pieces sacrifice allow pawn chain avalanche to deliver the win
Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1
Defensive inaccuracy translates into devastating mating ending!
C Parker vs I Myall, 1999
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 19 moves, 0-1
Attack, counter-attack, and final attack!
Anand vs Svidler, 1999
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 31 moves, 1-0