For the moment, I have a hard time finding time for chess due to studies, so for the time being, chess has to be a purely recreational activity for me. What I'm looking for are examples of beutiful games that may or may not be very well known.
For example, I like the following game played between Yuri S. Gusev (white) and Yuri Averbakh(or E. Auerbach, depending on the source) in 1946. In the game, White's winning idea could be described as(just slightly bending the truth):
- Give your opponent a rook
- Afterwards, give your opponent a queen, to balance things out
- After that, dominate your opponent, and win
[Date "1946"] [White "Gusev, Yuri"] [Black "Averbakh, Yuri or Auerbach, E."] [Result "1-0"] [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w - - 0 1"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be2 Nc6 7. Nb3 Bg7 8. O-O Be6 9. f4 Rc8 10. f5 Bd7 11. g4 Ne5 12. g5 Ng8 13. Nd5 f6 14. Be3 b6 15. Nd4 Kf7 16. c3 Qe8 17. Ne6 Bxe6 18. fxe6 Kf8 19. Nxf6 Nxf6 20. gxf6 Bxf6 21. Bh6 Kg8 22. Rxf6 exf6 23. Qxd6 Rc6 24. Qxe5 fxe5 25. Rf1 Rc8 26. Bd1 Rc4 27. Bb3 b5 28. Bxc4 bxc4 29. b3 a5 30. bxc4 Qe7 31. Kg2 Qa3 32. Rf2 Qe7 33. Rf1 g5 34. Rf5 g4 35. c5 Qd8 36. c6 Qe7 37. c7 1-0
The purpose behind this post is that I would like to generate a collection of nice and inspiring games on this site, which I haven't really found yet. I know that it's quite subjective to determine whether a game is beautiful or not, but I feel like stuff like this might bring something valuable to this community.