Chess

Odds, Sacrifices And A Quick Checkmate

William George Ward vs H Browne Odds Game (1874), Nottingham ENG Chess variants (000) 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 f5 4. Bc4 fxe4 5. O-O exf3 6. Qxf3 Bc5+ 7. d4 Bxd4+ 8. Kh1 d6 9. Bxf4 Nf6 10. Rae1+ Kf8 11. Qd5 Qd7 12. Qxd4 Nc6 13. Qxf6+ gxf6 14. Bh6+ Qg7 15. Rxf6# 1-0

Tal Sacrifices 3 Pieces And Checkmates On Move 16

Mikhail Tal vs Salnikov Latvia (1970) French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05) 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. Ngf3 cxd4 8. cxd4 f6 9. Ng5 fxg5 10. Qh5+ g6 11. Bxg6+ hxg6 12. Qxg6+ Ke7 13. Nc4 Bh6 14. Bxg5+ Bxg5 15. Qg7+ Ke8 16. Nd6# 1-0

Sacrificed Everything But His King

Gyula Neukomm "Magyar Sakkvilag", 1935 White to play and draw

The First Computer Chess Game

Alan Turing vs Alick Glennie Friendly game (1952), Manchester ENG Vienna Game: Falkbeer Variation (C26) 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. d4 Bb4 4. Nf3 d6 5. Bd2 Nc6 6. d5 Nd4 7. h4 Bg4 8. a4 Nxf3+ 9. gxf3 Bh5 10. Bb5+ c6 11. dxc6 O-O 12. cxb7 Rb8 13. Ba6 Qa5 14. Qe2 Nd7 15. Rg1 Nc5 16. Rg5 Bg6 17. Bb5 Nxb7 18. O-O-O Nc5 19. Bc6 Rfc8 20. Bd5 Bxc3 21. Bxc3 Qxa4 22. Kd2 Ne6 23. Rg4 Nd4 24. Qd3 Nb5 25. Bb3 Qa6 26. Bc4 Bh5 27. Rg3 Qa4 28. Bxb5 Qxb5 29. Qxd6 Rd8 0-1

A Terrible Game But The Final Checkmate Is Awesome

Dodge vs Jay R Houghteling Chicago (1904) Queen's Gambit Declined: Albin Countergambit (D08)

Wei Yi Creates A Piece Of Art With His Minor Pieces

Wei Yi (2675) vs Anne Haast (2352) Tata Steel Group B (2015), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 12, Jan-24 Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B48)

Just A Pretty Attack By A Chinese Grandmaster Wang Jue

Mo Zhai (2259) vs Jue Wang (2401) Chinese Championships (Women) (2013), Xinghua CHN, rd 5, Apr-20 Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)

Another "Bru-Tal" Sacrifice By Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal vs Alexey Suetin Tbilisi (1969), It, rd 11, Dec-30 Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Variation (B42)

Definitely The Best King Hunt Of 2009

Daniele Vocaturo (2445) vs Tiger Hillarp Persson (2586) Reykjavik Open (2009), rd 3, Mar-26 French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation (C18)

This Is Definitely One Of The Most Beautiful Attacks Ever

Lev Milman vs Joseph Fang 7th Foxwoods Open (2005), Connecticut, rd 6, Mar-26 Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B19)