I used to play chess actively - meaning, that was the way I earned my pocket money while I was a student. I post below a couple of games from the previous century and ages ago.

The first one was played under the (now called) "Active Chess" rules: 30 minutes per game for each. The player of the white pieces, Cabrilo (Chabrilo) is now a Grandmaster (rating about 2500) - at the time we played the game he was (I think) an International Master. I do not remember his face any more. The site was Prishtina, today the ethnically homogeneous capital of an ethnically cleansed dominion of the Empire.

The second one was played under regular time controls (2 hours for the first 40 moves etc.). The site was my native city (Skopje); the occasion was some championship of Macedonia.

White Cabrilo
Black Kalajdzievski

1 e4 c5

2 Nf3 Nc6

3 d4 cxd4

4 Nxd4 Nf6

5 Nc3 e5

6 Ndb5 d6

7 Bg5 a6

8 Na3 b5

9 Bxf6 gxf6

10 Nd5 f5

11 Bd3 Be6

White to move

This is the Sveshnikov variant of the Sicilian defense. It is a standard book opening now -it was a relatively new idea (a couple of years or so) with many unknowns at the time of this game.
12 Qh5 Bg7
13 O-O . f4
14 Rfd1 O-O
15 c3 Rb8
16 Nc2 . a5
17 b4 Qd7
18 h3 f5
19 a4 . . .

Black to move

The last move by the White is an oversight: it loses a pawn without any visible compensation.
19 . . . bxa4
20 bxa5 Nxa5
21 Ncb4 Nb3
22 Bc4 . . .

Black to move

Sacrificing a rook for a knight and trying to introduce some tactics.
22 . . . Nxa1
23 Rxa1 fxe4
24 Rxa4 Qf7

White to move

At this point white did not see the other purpose of black's last move except the offer to exchange the queens. As a consequence he resigned after the next move (when Black will be left a clear piece up). It is interesting to note that taking the rook with 24. ... Qxa4 would have been a losing error: 25. Ne7+ Kh8 26. Ng6+ Kg8 27. Be6+ Rf7 28. Ne7+ Kh8 29. Bf7 and now black can only postpone being mated; say 29.... h6 30. Qf5 and mate follows soon.

25 Qe2 Rxb4

White resigned.

White Trajkovski
Black Kalajdzievski

1 e4 e5

2 Nf3 Nc6

3 Bc4 Nf6

4 Ng5 d5

5 exd5 Na5

6 Bb5+ c6

7 dxc6 bxc6
8 Be2 h6
9 Nf3 e4
10 Ne5 Bd6

White to move

Two Knights defense. Even though it is White who makes the choice, Black has a clear compensation for the pawn; I have not seen this opening being chosen by White at the top encounters lately.

The next move by White does not look very good (11. d4 is natural).

11 Nc4 Nxc4
12 Bxc4. O-O
13 h3 Nd7
14 O-O . Ne5
15 Qe2 . . .

Black to move

White neglected his queenside development and there is not much protection around his king. At the same time, on the other side of the board, Black pieces are already looking menacingly.
15 . . . Nf3+
A consequence of White's bad play in the opening. Note that if 16. gxf3, then Black plays Qg5 followed by Qf4 and a speedy mate follows.
16 Kh1 Qh4
17 d3 Bxh3
18 g3 . . .

Black to move

18 . . . Bg2+

And White resigned a move before being mated.