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Paul Morphy vs. Duke of Brunswick
Paul Morphy vs. Duke of Brunswick & Count Isouard, Paris,1858
The game took place at the Paris Opera, during a show with Norma by Vicenzo Bellini.
White to move and win in 2.
4kb1r/p2n1ppp/4q3/4p1B1/4P3/1Q6/PPP2PPP/2KR4 w k - 1 0
Paul Keres vs. Tigran V.Petrosian
Paul Keres vs. Tigran V. Petrosian, Bled 1959
Black to move and win in 5.
6k1/3b3r/1p1p4/p1n2p2/1PPNpP1q/P3Q1p1/1R1RB1P1/5K2 b - - 0-1
Thacker vs Robert Fischer
Thacker vs Robert Fischer, USA, 1957 – a beautiful example of underpromotion.
2r2r2/6kp/3p4/3P4/4Pp2/5P1P/PP1pq1P1/4R2K b - - 0 1
Donald Byrne vs Robert Fischer
Donald Byrne vs Robert Fischer, New York, 1956
Black mates in 3
1Q6/5pk1/2p3p1/1p2N2p/1b5P/1b4n1/r5P1/2K5 b - - 0 1
Karl Gilg vs Aaron Nimzowitsch
Karl Gilg vs Aaron Nimzowitsch, Semmering tournament, 1926. Black wins in 3.
4rrk1/pppb4/7p/3P2pq/3Q4/2P3P1/PP3nKP/R3RNN1 b - - 0 1