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Top Twenty Games of All Time
Compiled by samhamfast
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"The Game of the Century"

Gruenfeld
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Why the Pirc isn't played at the highest level
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Game
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

The Opera-House Game
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Fearful Symmetry
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Evergreen
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Never go in against the Sicilian when death is an the line!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

The (second) Game of the Century
R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Spasky, Bronstein, King's Gambit . . . what more do you want?
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Don't try this at home
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

What else can I sacrifice? -- The desperate Semi-Slav
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Fischer, Nadjorf
Unzicker vs Fischer, 1962  
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Dragon, Game effectively over at move 9 (1-0)
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Positional queen sac, followed by sac'ing most everything else
R Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

A great modern windmill
T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili, 2001 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Rg3!!! Who saw it coming?!
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

Its the tactics, stupid!
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Miles KID -- famous underpromotion
S Atalik vs Miles, 1993 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

The Famous Knight Sac
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

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