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  1. Amazing stories
    The following collection includes games which are famous, not necessarily because of its skill, but because of the curious anecdotes that happened during those games. You will see Marshall pushing his Rook off the board without picking it up and wining at the end, Winawer wining with an illegal move with his Knight, proud Rubinstein drawing purposely in a won position, Alekhine stealing a brilliant post mortem variation, and Fine betting with Najdorf about a theoretical position in an endgame, just to mention some.
    13 games, 1880-1993

  2. Beautiful mates
    64 games, 1844-2010

  3. Geza Maroczy plays Queen endings
    It is known that Maroczy's specialty was Queen endings, a field in which he was almost unbeatable. The results of the following collection are quite eloquent: from all the Queen endings played, he lost only one…but because of time in a theoretical drawn position!
    17 games, 1899-1936

  4. Great opposite coloured Bishops endings
    Endings with bishops of opposite colour are notorious for their drawish character. They are often drawn even when one side has a two pawn advantage. However, under some circumstances, the position allows a win for the strongest side, only if he plays with high accuracy.
    27 games, 1879-2011

  5. His Majesty steps out
    Almost always, during the middle-game, the King seeks safety rather than adventure, and prefers the peace and quiet of a sheltered corner to the turmoil of the battle held by his men. Yet, on very rare occasions, it is possible to see His Majesty gaily stepping into the fray –with no more than one gingerly step at a time- to help his troops. This is a collection of games in which, following Steinitz’ maxim (the King is also a piece), the monarch steps bravely into the battlefield and turns the contest into his favor.
    29 games, 1858-2010

  6. Janowski's "Jans"
    22 games, 1893-1926

  7. Stalemate!
    From all the positions that can occur on a chessboard, probably the most amazing is the stalemate. It have always been fascinating to watch how a player that was completely lost, suddenly obtains a draw through this almost miraculous resource.
    37 games, 1880-2006

  8. When masters overlook mate
    Never miss a check, it might be mate!
    32 games, 1857-2007

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