In the articles around Geller's death (17 november) I saw two moves that, had they not escaped my attention, I would certainly have included, in high places, in my Most Fantastic Moves series.

Flohr - Geller
Moscow 1949

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.dxe5 dxe5 8.Qxd8 Rxd8 9.Bg5 Nbd7 10.Nd5 c6 11.Ne7+ Kf8 12.Nxc8 Rdxc8 13.Nd2 Nc5 14.f3 Ke8 15.Be3 Bf8 16.Bxc5 Bxc5 17.Nb3 Bb4+ 18.Kd1 a5 19.a3 Be7 20.a4 Nd7 21.Kc2 Nf8 22.Rac1 Ne6 23.Kb1 Bc5 24.g3 Ra6 25.Bf1 Rb6 26.Kc2 Rb4 27.Bh3 Rxc4+ 28.Kb1 Rxc1+ 29.Rxc1 Bb4 30.Nc5 Bxc5 31.Bxe6 fxe6 32.Rxc5 b6 33.Rxe5 Kf7 34.Rg5 Rd8 35.Kc2 Rd4 36.b3 Kf6 37.h4 e5 38.Rg4 b5 39.axb5 cxb5 40.Kc3 a4 41.bxa4 bxa4 42.f4 Rxe4 43.Kd3
(see diagram)
41...Kg7 44.h5 a3 45.Kxe4 a2 46.hxg6 hxg6 47.Rg5 a1Q 48.Rxe5 Qc3 49.Rg5 Kf6 50.Kd5 Qd3+ 51.Kc5 Kf7 52.Kc6 Qd4 53.Kb5 Qc3 54.Kb6 Qc4 55.Kb7 Qe6 56.Kc7 Kf6 57.Kb7 Qd6 58.Kc8 Qc6+ 59.Kd8 Qb7 60.Re5 Qb6+ 61.Kc8 Kf7 and White resigned

Geller - Smyslov
Moscow 1965 (5)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 O-O 9.O-O Nc6 10.Be3 Qc7 11.Rc1 Rd8 12.f4 e6 13.Kh1 b6 14.f5 Na5 15.Bd3 exf5 16.exf5 Bb7 17.Qd2 Re8 18.Ng3 Qc6 19.Rf2 Rad8 20.Bh6 Bh8 21.Qf4 Rd7 22.Ne4 c4 23.Bc2 Rde7 24.Rcf1 Rxe4 25.fxg6 f6 26.Qg5 Qd7
(see diagram)
27.Kg1 Bg7 28.Rxf6 Rg4 29.gxh7+ Kh8 30.Bxg7+ Qxg7 31.Qxg4 and Black resigned

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