Part 2 - King Hunts: Mating on the Opposite Rank
Last week I shared 7 king hunts in which the opposing king was driven all the way to his opponent's home rank. This week I have another 7 I've come across. These games are somewhat more recent than the first 7 so there may be a touch more sophistication. As several noted, it's hard to have a king hunt between two opponents of equal stregth. Still, as you can see, even the greatest can fall to a king hunt if circumstances so conspire.
Chekhover - Kasparian
This game features a fitting finish to a game between two renowned problem composers.
Yanofsky - Dulanto
Yanofsky's chessgames page says he was strongest in the endgame. Here he demonstrates his attacking skills.
Formanek - Bradford
This game is a real back and forth battle between two IMs.
Szabo - Euwe
This game is not one of the fifth world champions best wins, but the finish is accurate and attractive.
Janny - Gudju
This game is not a paragon of Evan's Gambit accuracy, but it shows the sort of finish White aspires to in the Evan's.
Norwood - Marsh
Kasparov - Topalov
This game has justly been called the Game of the Century. It is so widely and well analyzed that I shall not attempt to analyze it here. I simply offer the game with the deserved exclamation marks.
JoePac - SamCopeland
Sadly, I have a final 8th game to share. This is from the finals of a Smith Mora thematic tourney here on chess.com. I am hoping I might equal the score in the second game, but my opponent certainly lit me up in this one.