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"Wearing down a weakness"
Tactics galore from positional strategist Anatoly Karpov!

King's Indian:5.h3 (subtle approach)
Karpov vs Golubev, 2008 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 34 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's immortal game performance!
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

4.g4 (Zviagintsev-Krasenkov Attack)Interesting gambit!?
Morozevich vs I Papaioannou, 2010 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 25 moves, 0-1

Learn all the new twists and intricacies of the openings
Gelfand vs G Vescovi, 2010 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

5.f3! unleashes Dlugy's Maxim(um) force on Benko gambit!
Dlugy vs S Polgar, 1987 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Another example of the Maximum effect from 5.f3!
Dlugy vs D Gurevich, 1988 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

The H-bomb has been out world!
Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Anish unleashes a new missile(18.Ng5!!)against the Grunfeld
Giri vs D Howell, 2010 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

A truly instructive ending!
Tseshkovsky vs Alburt, 1976  
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 99 moves, 1/2-1/2

When I So the Berlin Wall tumbling down!
So vs H Ni, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Fishing out the King!
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Go Fisch!
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Chuck Attack!
Ivanchuk vs Gelfand, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

So keen on victory!
Keene vs C Purdy, 1979  
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 31 moves, 1-0

Truly beautiful performance!
E Tairova vs M Sandu, 2008 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Counter-feit blocked by Denker!
Denker vs H Feit, 1929 
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

Skorched Earth Policy,indeed! ("enfant terrible" at it again)
Taimanov vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 35 moves, 0-1

A hard-fought drawn game!
Kamsky vs Shabalov, 2010 
(A48) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Second to Nunn"
Nunn vs Fedorowicz, 1991 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 24 moves, 1-0

A red,red rose!
Anand vs Milov, 2005 
(C10) French, 50 moves, 0-1

"Where does it hurt?"
Hug vs Hort, 1972 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

"Kramming for the Exam"
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006  
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

"Tis Better Tolush and Lose than Never Tolush at all!"
Tal vs Tolush, 1956 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Tactics based on positional strategy from Gelfand!
Gavrikov vs Gelfand, 1995 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Beliavsky's instructive mating pattern
Beliavsky vs Adams, 1989 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

"Vishy regime"
Radjabov vs Anand, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Vintage Capa!
V L Wahltuch vs Capablanca, 1922  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

"All eyes on the majesty,the king"
Lilienthal vs Najdorf, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 25 moves, 1-0

"Molten Iron": Fantastic game from Lilienthal!
Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 43 moves, 1-0

Tactical awareness: eye for combinations
K Aseev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E91) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

"Scotch on the Rocks,oh yeah!" Superb display
Koblents vs Lilienthal, 1945 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Bareev buried alive by "Planet Shirov"
Shirov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Capablanca's short and painful lesson on open combat!
Pulvermacher vs Capablanca, 1907 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

Another gem from Smyslov!
Smyslov vs Oll, 1993 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Marshall's well-deserved brilliancy-prize performance
Marshall vs Bogoljubov, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Enticing moves from Irina...and He's totally crushed!
I Krush vs R Hess, 2010 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

Really fine gold!
B Finegold vs Benjamin, 2010 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Excellent game! - "Only moves" found by both players
Dreev vs Yudasin, 1990 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Brilliant counter-attack for an emphatic win!
S Morrison vs T K Hemingway, 1952 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Boris Spassky - truly a master of initiative!
Spassky vs Suetin, 1967 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 59 moves, 1-0

"A Knight to remember!"
Reshevsky vs G N Treysman, 1938 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Bobby Fischer's Knight returns to win the game!
Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1970  
(E97) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Zugzwang! A vintage positional display from Karpov
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

Another scintillating performance by "Planet Shirov!"
Shirov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2002 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 79 moves, 1-0

Tantalizing Tal!
R Toran Albero vs Tal, 1961 
(A21) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Simply beautiful,flowing attack,from Keres!
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Potential World Champion,Carlsen,tames the Dragon!
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 68 moves, 1-0

Anish Giri continues his dominating play
Spoelman vs Giri, 2010 
(A15) English, 32 moves, 0-1

Global alert: Anish Giri is really the player to watch for!
Giri vs B Bok, 2010 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

Gligoric turns tables on the positional strategist Petrosian!
Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1967 
(E61) King's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

Zsofia Polgar at her attacking best!
S Polgar vs G Vescovi, 1994  
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Sensational emphatic finish!
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Tempo-timing Carlsen is the Mozart of chess,indeed!
Ponomariov vs Carlsen, 2010 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 50 moves, 0-1

Impressive win by Radjabov against experienced Gelfand!
Radjabov vs Gelfand, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Tal's magical wizardry unravels against Beliavsky!
Tal vs Beliavsky, 1974 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Capablanca demonstrating an almost perfect technique!
Capablanca vs Levenfish, 1935 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 26 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky's persistent attack wins the day!
Reshevsky vs Petrov, 1937 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 39 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's impeccable play on display!
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1934 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 37 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's captivating ideas at the chessboard!
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1929 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

The incisive all-round skills of Paul Morphy!
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858  
(A84) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch falls into a fatal mating trap!
W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

How So!?
H Wang vs So, 2007 
(A04) Reti Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

Polgar's instructive K.I.D. Fianchetto
S Polgar vs D Paunovic, 1991
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 34 moves, 1-0

Epic battle from two female grandmasters!
S Polgar vs Chiburdanidze, 1992
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1-0

Brilliant game from Vishy,maintaining initiative all through!
Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Chucky snatches both half points against Leko!
Leko vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 127 moves, 0-1

Good,insightful analysis!
Musaiev vs M Karmov, 1979  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 28 moves, 0-1

Old man Botvinnik delivers a technical knockout!
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1966 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

Scintillating chess moves delivered by postal mail!
A Rubezov vs G Borisenko, 1960 
(B89) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

"Float like a butterfly; sting like Bareev!"
Carlsen vs Bareev, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Alekhine can be patient too!
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

Another show stopper from bitter arch-rivals!
Kasparov vs Karpov, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

The discovered checkmate is in the postal mail-box!
V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

A brilliantly-executed tactical tour de force!
Mamedyarov vs B Galstian, 2002 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Zukertort turns on the charm!
Zukertort vs Count Epoureano, 1872 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Short's passed pawns are tall indeed!
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 61 moves, 1-0

Mesmerising stepping ladder to the monarch!
M Lowcki vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

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