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  1. 04 Sep '08 02:42
    This thread has probably been done to death. (If so, I apologize.)

    What is your favorite?

    mine: Greco VS. Unknown (1619)

    1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 f5 4.exf5 Bxg2 5.Qh5+ g6 6.fxg6 Nf6
    7.gxh7 Nxh5 8.Bg6# 1-0
  2. 04 Sep '08 04:09
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    This thread has probably been done to death. (If so, I apologize.)

    What is your favorite?

    mine: Greco VS. Unknown (1619)

    1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 f5 4.exf5 Bxg2 5.Qh5+ g6 6.fxg6 Nf6
    7.gxh7 Nxh5 8.Bg6# 1-0
  3. 04 Sep '08 04:10
    Originally posted by ram1977
    [pgn]1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 f5 4.exf5 Bxg2 5.Qh5+ g6 6.fxg6 Nf6
    7.gxh7 Nxh5 8.Bg6#[/pgn]
    I guess there are about hundreds of such matches... You can google for the 100 best moves I guess...

    This one's nice...
  4. Standard member Noel Stumpit
    Throwing bricks ...
    04 Sep '08 08:01
    Not that well known but one of my favourites...

  5. Standard member paultopia
    High Priest
    04 Sep '08 08:26 / 1 edit
    Hah, that last one is cute, though I have to wonder what would happen to poor black after 13. 0-0!

    edit: oh. I see. ow.
  6. 04 Sep '08 19:10
    That Craddock - Mieses game is also one of my favourites.
    It's always a regular on my demo board. I never tire of showing it.

    8...Rb8 sets one of the deepest chess traps in history.
    Mieses played 8...Rb8 with the game continuation in mind.
    Look at it. Why else did he play it but to sac it.

    A wonderful piece of imagination and calculation.
    The beauty of it is that White has to be a fairly reasonable
    player to fall for it.

    There is no book on Mieses best games (in English).
    A shocking omission from chess literacy.
  7. 04 Sep '08 19:41
    That one topalov played against navara was pretty good - I forget the tournament now, but it involved quite a nice combination at the end.
  8. 04 Sep '08 20:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    That one topalov played against navara was pretty good - I forget the tournament now, but it involved quite a nice combination at the end.

    This is the only one they played against each other that I could find.