a queen/rook sac---and underpromotion!!!
A V Cherepkov vs Bronstein, 1961
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1
an ultimate! Black cannot queen,white cannot win!!
Dreev vs Yudasin, 1990
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2
Brilliant queen sac-if it is sound?
B Chesney vs Gulko, 1986
(C16) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 0-1
white missed forced mate,becomes victim of one
M Burkett vs D Fritzinger, 1969
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 27 moves, 0-1
sudden death...a la Capa,Morphy,or Marshall
M Richter vs E Berg, 2011
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 0-1
best move in the best tourney!
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0
Bronstein leaves the queen for his opponent to take!
G Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1
another one for Bronstein-a series of disc ch and cross checks
N Bakulin vs Bronstein, 1965
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 32 moves, 0-1
white's pieces are all under fire...and he wins!
Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, 2003
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0
a queen sac on move 5 is only the beginning
Keene vs E Fielder, 1964
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0
queen sacs save a desperately lost game
E Inarkiev vs Kazhgaleyev, 2008
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 50 moves, 1-0
Bronstein's move turns white's position into a set of dominos
Pachman vs Bronstein, 1946
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 31 moves, 0-1
sacs-followed by unusual epaulette mate
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0
watch the pieces fly in this one
Shirov vs Radjabov, 2007
(E97) King's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1
immortal game-look alike
G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1872
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0
a sacrifice or a loan at shark rates!
Anand vs Radjabov, 2003
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1
Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1924
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 27 moves, 1-0
an offered refused early-but cannot be refused later.
H Ottevaere vs K Falleyn, 1973
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 33 moves, 0-1
the art is beautiful! but the game is not. without flaw
F Young vs L Dore, 1892
(C21) Center Game, 22 moves, 1-0
declared mate longer than rest of the game
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1862
(C27) Vienna Game, 13 moves, 1-0
ground flurin-no where to go but up!
Gheorghiu vs Kavalek, 1969
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 25 moves, 0-1
sacs lead to a rabid king chase.
P Littlewood vs D Norwood, 1985
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 0-1
rooks! I don't need any stinking rooks!!
Khalifman vs Serper, 1994
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 31 moves, 1-0
two ladies send Blackburne's king on the run-but he wins
Blackburne vs Grube / Burnett, 1871
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 1-0
a problem-like conclusion. Disc ch,dbl ch,and crosscheck
Andersson vs E Jelling, 1994
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 50 moves, 1-0
Teichmann's first game-a queen sac
NN vs Teichmann, 1890
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1
a Anastasia-like mate from man with similar name
A Anastasian vs Tiviakov, 1999
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0
an unusual way to arrive at an unusual mate.
Korchnoi vs A Petersons, 1965
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0
immortal draw-6/23/07! (at least for this week) lol!
L'Ami vs Stellwagen, 2007
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2
Kasparov claimed this as his best game in 1991!!!
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0
We Are The World!!
Shulman vs The World, 2007
(E15) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1
Reti vs the MACHINE
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0
white avoids draw by sacrificing his queen-wins later.
A Shariyazdanov vs B Zueger, 1998
(A57) Benko Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0
king hunted from pillar to post
M Ahn vs T Ruck, 2007
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 0-1
a brilliant double queen sacrifice ends this one!
I Madl vs Chiburdanidze, 2000
(B89) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1
misdiraction-draw play-to win!
L Ogaard vs Tisdall, 1987
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 36 moves, 0-1
King's Gambit-gambit in 2003!!!
C W Kennaugh vs K G Shirazi, 2003
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 0-1
Nicholas Nip at Nine!!!
N Nip vs E Schiller, 2007
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2
big sac for a small diversion
A Kovalev vs H Stevic, 2004
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0
young Brazilian defeats former WC,
Smyslov vs Mecking, 1973
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 45 moves, 0-1
W Fuller vs L G Basin, 1992
(A80) Dutch, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2
brilliant opus for pawn and rook
T Wiesniak vs Kholmov, 1991
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 53 moves, 0-1
LarsEn's perfect game
Larsen vs Geller, 1960
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0
queen and rook conquer whole army-capture KING
L Day vs T Koliada, 1994
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 48 moves, 1-0
attack more lethal than it looks-ends in queen sac
Tkachiev vs Watson, 1993
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0
both players sac queens-but Finch's is the winner!
Anderssen vs J Finch, 1851
(C51) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1
queen sac followed by mate from the pretty horses
Loyd vs S Rosenthal, 1867
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 1-0
42...Qf3!!!-queen sac enables lowly pawn to seal white's fate
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008
(E15) Queen's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1
queen sac floors white
E Formanek vs D Oshana, 1970
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 19 moves, 0-1
a brilliant operetta in three parts
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0
black's rook sac dynamites the position
Soltis vs Z Kozul, 1989
(B57) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1
27...Qxf2+! A startling queen sacrifice
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2007
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1
a subtle mating net is woven by black
E D Epstein vs T Batchimeg, 2008
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1
queen sac leads to quick checkmate
H Runde vs Morten Jensen, 2003
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 24 moves, 1-0
a sharp series of sacs decide this one:LEIN ON ME...
Gurgenidze vs A Lein, 1967
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 21 moves, 1-0
two sharp moves end this one
Wojtkiewicz vs Kuczynski, 1990
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0
black's king is smothered by FIVE of his own men.
Morphy vs T J Bryan, 1859
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0
an exclusive Samisch shop
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0
brilliant moves build up to final Rg2!!!
Bellon Lopez vs G Garcia, 1976
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1
A Lombardy trophy
M Gerusel vs Lombardy, 1957
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 18 moves, 0-1
late dazzling fireworks in this one
V Z Tsarev vs V Malaniuk, 1989
(A81) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0
Chigorin's chain reaction
Gunsberg vs Chigorin, 1890
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1
pin from a7 allows mate on h1!!
Reshevsky vs B Ivanovic, 1976
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1
Minic pulls a Marshall-queen into attack by rook and queen
Minic vs K Honfi, 1966
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 23 moves, 1-0
brilliant crossfire mate
P Lyrberg vs Irzhanov, 1992
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 0-1
queen sac leads to picturesque mate.
A Strikovic vs Suba, 1994
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 0-1
back row kismet-mate for Volt 110 or 220? I'm not sure!
Kraussold vs Volt, 1921
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1
a couple of deep sacs late,decide this one
Nisipeanu vs Oral, 2004
(B40) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0
on sale! all pieces must go!!
Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2
slow moving-but effective attack floors Karpov
Karpov vs Andersson, 1975
(B44) Sicilian, 79 moves, 0-1
Kogan vs Arencibia Rodriguez, 2002
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0
a discovered check/hold theme causes immediate resignation
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1898
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0
play eight moves-then mate in NINE!!!
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1
a very deep queen sac
C F Schultz vs C Carls, 1900
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 0-1
premature attack leads to quick loss-trips on g file
Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1
O Chajes vs Capablanca, 1916
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 66 moves, 1-0
Keres counters fork with six on-the-bias checks/mate
Keres vs Verbac, 1933
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0
blilliant play mixes with blunders
Musaiev vs M Karmov, 1979
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 28 moves, 0-1
sharp play by both sides!
A Rubezov vs G Borisenko, 1960
(B89) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1
the neverending attack from many directions...
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1
very early queen sac
C Lolli vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1755
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1
a king march beyond any other
E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben, 1895
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1
a very early tactical classic
Greco vs NN, 1620
(C01) French, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0
an upset,but a brilliant one.
Lasker vs H W Trenchard, 1890
(C51) Evans Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1
a sac circus-ending in a Philidor's legacy.
H E Atkins vs H Jacobs, 1915
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0
book mate in nine after only eight moves!!!
E E Book vs A Hiidenheimo, 1925
(C27) Vienna Game, 16 moves, 1-0
how about a queen sac to prevent mate AND set up another!!
A Stefanova vs C Peptan, 1994
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1
a relatively unique game...
Einstein vs Oppenheimer, 1933
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0
G Kramer vs G Drexel, 1946
(A09) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1-0
black's pieces surround white's king
S Fulkerson vs J Friedman, 1970
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1
white mates brilliantly! before black beats him to punch
P Richardson vs E Delmar, 1871
(C27) Vienna Game, 15 moves, 1-0
great game and great analysis.
Petrosian vs Stein, 1961
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 39 moves, 1-0
what pipe tobacco did Burn smoke on his 34th move?
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1
pawn goes for queen...actually no,mate.
Tartakower vs Rubinstein, 1925
(C28) Vienna Game, 37 moves, 1-0
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 1-0
great save! stalemate trap!
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2
a passive queen sac-brilliant!
N Maatman vs E Goudriaan, 2011
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 36 moves, 0-1
black got what was cummings to him...
D Cummings vs G Basanta, 1999
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0
black sacs queen-and draws with Kasparov!
Kasparov vs Seirawan, 1989
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2
black brilliantly wins this one (with a little help:( )
S Bouaziz vs Miles, 1979
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 49 moves, 0-1
one move threatens mate AND both rooks
V Osnos vs J Yuchtman, 1969
(A56) Benoni Defense, 34 moves, 0-1
Latvian Gambit-king side attack at its best!
A F Ludvigsen vs S Sorensen, 1872
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 0-1
loser offers queen,twice!
Zhaoqin Peng vs S Plukkel, 2010
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 0-1
Aronian vs Van Wely, 2014
(A80) Dutch, 38 moves, 0-1
a party of sacrifice!
Sax vs Ehlvest, 1988
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 26 moves, 1-0
I'll draw you closer.
Keres vs Reshevsky, 1953
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2
sacrifice partie...at blitz tempo!
Kasimdzhanov vs E Najer, 2014
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1-0
queen sac, long range double check and knight mate.
A Giusti vs Nutrizio, 1949
(B58) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1
queen sac, ep,double check...mate
S Martinovic vs Marjanovic, 1980
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1
V Sozin vs Nekrasov, 1931
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 20 moves, 1-0
a sac of a rook for a tempo!!
A Planinc vs Minic, 1973
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 0-1