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Backward Development's highlighted games.
Compiled by Backward Development

Some instructive, others interesting, a few weird, some brilliant, but all worth looking at.

A clear plan and forecul execution with a touch of prophylaxis.
Petrosian vs Krogius, 1959 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 41 moves, 1-0

Two exchange sacrifices topped off by the infamous Qh8+!
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Several very delicate strokes lead to a picturesque draw.
Petrosian vs Keres, 1953 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sacrifice of the Queen with a silent finish.
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Using the Queen to lure the king's protection too far.
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1961 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

The infamous Bxh2+ bishop sacrifice played by Deep Junior
Kasparov vs Deep Junior, 2003 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fascinating Endgame by Kramnik.
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine's Baden Baden Immortal
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Alekhine beats Capa with black.
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

Alekhine-Capablanca Game One. A classic.
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 0-1

The amazing draw at Corus.
Kramnik vs Anand, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anand calculates a queen sac to the bitter end.
Radjabov vs Anand, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Karpov loses on time against a vicious Bxh7 attack by Anand.
Anand vs Karpov, 1996 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

A classical Queen's pawn game does not beat the Dutch.
G Abramovic vs Botvinnik, 1924 
(A80) Dutch, 17 moves, 0-1

Leko-Kramnik Game One; Two rooks beat Queen.
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1

Tal opens with 2.d3 and beats Smyslov.
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Capablaca's most effortless and beautiful endgame.
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Young Fischer's immortal Queen Sacrifice topped off by mate!
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

A historic final position.
R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

'Shaken, not stirred'
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Avoid the Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack.
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

The 'Trained Dog' has claws.
Polgar vs Kasparov, 2002 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Quite possibly the most beautiful combination I have ever seen.
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

very nice Sozin game
Golubev vs Gelfand, 1985 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sacs sacs sacs
Golubev vs G Szabo, 2001 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 45 moves, 1-0

THIS! is opening preparation.
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Polgar's Corus miniature
Polgar vs Svidler, 2005 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 30 moves, 1-0

P H Nielsen vs Karjakin, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 101 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs A Bannik, 1958 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 61 moves, 1-0

Opening ideas for Black!?
Alburt vs D E Vigorito, 1993 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Interesting Endgame(!) by Adolf Anderssen.
Harrwitz vs Anderssen, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 50 moves, 0-1

"Romantic" Chess at it's finest.
Harrwitz vs Anderssen, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Look at the Knight go!
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

So much for the 'Mighty' Indian Bishop....
Petrosian vs Lokvenc, 1953 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 82 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik's Endgame Technique.
Botvinnik vs Fischer, 1962 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern, Fighting Chess
Kasparov vs Grischuk, 2001 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 45 moves, 1-0

A very brave and exciting attack v.s. the Najdorf Master!
K Georgiev vs Kasparov, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 63 moves, 1-0

The 'Hippo' Game
Tal vs Vasiukov, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Petrosian wins a miniature against an infamous attacker.
Petrosian vs Tolush, 1950 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 19 moves, 1-0

Wow. Incredible Nimzo Game. Black Rook-"Take Me!!!!"
E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

INCREDIBLE Open Ruy Preparation.
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi-Kasparov blitz!
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 0-1

Great game full of tactical points. How to play with the IQP!
Larsen vs Kasparov, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 0-1

Fake Fischer-Karpov games #1
A Saidy vs Fischer, 1968  
(A25) English, 35 moves, 0-1

Fake Karpov-Fischer game #2
Karpov vs J Bellon Lopez, 1973 
(A25) English, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Immortal Overprotection Game!
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Classic
Nimzowitsch vs A Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

Kramnik shows the counterattacking chances in the Semi-Slav.
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

"The first Sveshnikov ever played in a serious game."-Soltis
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(B33) Sicilian, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Moro smashes Anand in the KGA!
Morozevich vs Anand, 1995 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Incredible Mating Attack
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Gulko playing his infamous tactical line.
Gulko vs A Mikhalchishin, 1981 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 22 moves, 1-0

Karpov plays a rook endgame a la Capablanca v. Deep Thought!
Karpov vs Deep Thought, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 65 moves, 1-0

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