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how about this one, probably well known to many, but still worth looking at:
Levitzky - Marshall, Breslau 1912
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.exd5 exd5 6.Be2 Nf6 7.O-O Be7 8.Bg5 O-O 9.dxc5 Be6 10.Nd4 Bxc5 11.Nxe6 fxe6 12.Bg4 Qd6 13.Bh3 Rae8 14.Qd2 Bb4 15.Bxf6 Rxf6 16.Rad1 Qc5 17.Qe2 Bxc3 18.bxc3 Qxc3 19.Rxd5 Nd4 20.Qh5 Ref8 21.Re5 Rh6 22.Qg5 Rxh3 23.Rc5 Qg3!! and White resigned
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Stein - Portisch, Stockholm 1962
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.O-O Qc7 7.Nd2 Nc6 8.Nxc6 bxc6 9.f4 Bc5+ 10.Kh1 d6 11.Nf3 e5 12.fxe5 dxe5 13.Nh4 O-O 14.Nf5 Be6 15.Qe2 a5 16.Bc4 Kh8 17.Bg5 Nd7 18.Rad1 Nb6 19.Nxg7!! Bxc4 20.Bf6 Be7 21.Qf3 and Black resigned
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Here is one from my favorite player of the past -- Amos Burn (probably not many have heard of him):
MacDonald - Burn, offhand game, Liverpool 1910
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nd7 4.Nc3 Ngf6 5.Bc4 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.Re1 c6 8.d5 c5 9.Bg5 h6 10.Be3 Kh7 11.h3 Nb6 12.Bd3 Bd7 13.a4 Rc8 14.a5 Na8 15.b3 Nc7 16.Ne2 Nce8 17.c4 Ng8 18.g4 g6 19.Ng3 Ng7 20.Qd2 Rc7 21.Kh2 Qc8 22.Rg1 f5 23.gxf5 gxf5 24.exf5 Nxf5 25.Nh5 Kh8 26.Rxg8+ Rxg8 27.Bxh6 Be8 28.Bg7+ Rxg7 29.Nxg7 Kxg7 30.Rg1+ Bg6 31.Ng5 Nh4 32.Bxg6 Bxg5 33.Bh5 Qg4!!
34.Rxg4 Nf3+ 35.Kg2 Nxd2 36.Rxg5+ Kh6 37.h4 Nxb3 38.Rf5 Nxa5 39.Be2 Kg7 40.h5 Rf7 41.Rg5+ Kh8 42.h6 Rf6 43.Rh5 Rf4 44.Rg5 Nxc4 45.Bd3 Nb2 46.Bc2 c4 47.Rg7 Nd3 48.Bb1 Rxf2+ 49.Kg3 Rb2 and White resigned.
Tim Krabbe writes: "About his incredible 33...Qg4, Burn has said that it "seems to show that there is luck in chess," because 33.Be4 was winning. Forster calls Qg4 "the most spectacular move of his entire career", but it comes close to being the most spectacular move of any career. In my series The 110 most fantastic moves ever played, it certainly belongs in the top ten - in fact it is more amazing and wonderful than Marshall's comparable Qg3 against Lewitzky, which I put in third place. "
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Nezhmettdinov - Kotov 1957
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. 0-0 Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7.Bd3 0-0 8. Nc3 Nxe5 9. Rxe5 Bf6 10. Re3 g6 11. Qf3 Bg7? 12. b3 Ne8 13. Ba3 d6 14. Rae1 Nf6 15. h3 Nd7 16. Nd5 f5? 17. Nxc7! Qxc7 18. Qd5+ Kh8 19. Re8 Nf6 20. Rxf8+ Bxf8 21. Bb2 Bg7 22. Bc4 Bd7 23. Bxf6 Bxf6 24. Qf7 Qd8 25 Re8+ !! 1-0
What a final move, overworking the queen and bishop!