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11th World Champion GM BOBBY FISCHER
Odessa (USSR) '76 Champion GM ROSENDO BALINAS (Moscow Central Chess Club International Tournament)- first non-Russian master to win, conferred GM title on recommendation by the Russian Chess Federation and several of Russia's strongest GMs Asia's first GM EUGENE TORRE
Current #1 Super-GM MAGNUS CARLSEN

Grunfeld Def. Bobby Fischer's "Game of the Century" Q-sac!!!
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack- "Slaying the Dragon"(sac...sac
Fischer vs Larsen, 1958 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Panov-Botvinnik Attack (Fischer)
Fischer vs Euwe, 1960 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack
Fischer vs T Weinberger, 1957 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Two-Knights Attack
Fischer vs R Cardoso, 1958 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 62 moves, 1-0

Odessa '76- Bali's triumph in Moscow: Spanish Game Steinitz
R C Balinas vs Lutikov, 1976 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 60 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Zagreb (tribute to my '70s lawyer friend)
R C Balinas vs Fischer, 1967 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

King Pawn's Fianchetto- (tribute to IM Cardoso)
R Cardoso vs Bronstein, 1958 
(B06) Robatsch, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (another tribute to IM Cardoso)
R Cardoso vs Fischer, 1957 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Italian Game (early exchg sac)
N Estimo vs R C Balinas, 1968 
(C58) Two Knights, 26 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Huebner
E Torre vs Karpov, 1984 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauser
Karpov vs E Torre, 1976 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 48 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. (Eugene's fav)- (BB vs. BN endgame)
Tal vs E Torre, 1987 
(B07) Pirc, 65 moves, 0-1

English Opening Anglo-Indian Def. (R & p endgame)
Tal vs E Torre, 1973 
(A15) English, 67 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Byrne Var. (d-file control)
A Soltis vs E Torre, 1975 
(B07) Pirc, 50 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Lasker-Pelican Sveshnikov Var. (Ne3 & Nd5 outposts)
E Torre vs Ljubojevic, 1976 
(B33) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game- Berlin Defense (2Rs endgame)
Polgar vs Kasparov, 2002 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

King's Indian - (tribute to my 1st chess teacher M in 1975)
Browne vs S Matera, 1976 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game Closed Var. Keres Def. (in memory of Shamkovich)
Shamkovich vs Benjamin, 1976 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian McDonnell Attack- So (as an 11 yr-old phenom)
So vs Caruana, 2004 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 27 moves, 1-0

World Cup09: French Def. Steinitz Boleslavsky Var.
Kamsky vs So, 2009 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 0-1

World Cup09: French Def. Tarrasch Var.
G Guseinov vs So, 2009 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

World Cup09: French Def. Winawer Delayed Exchg Var.
Ivanchuk vs So, 2009 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

World Cup09: QGD Slav Exchg Var
So vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus09 C3 Slav Def.
Giri vs So, 2009 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 B13: Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical Var.
So vs A Muzychuk, 2010 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus B12: French Tarrasch
D Howell vs So, 2010 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 B11: Russian Game Chigorin(a clockwork Orange win)
So vs Giri, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

Corus2010 B10- QGD Slav
Nyback vs So, 2010 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Corus2010 B9: Grunfeld (Sutovsky's fav) Brinckmann Attack
So vs Sutovsky, 2010 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 B8: Sicilian Canal (Rossolimo) Attack
H Ni vs So, 2010 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 B7: Dutch Def. Stonewall Var.
So vs D Reinderman, 2010 
(A90) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 B6: King's Indian Attack -Yugoslav Var.
Nisipeanu vs So, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Corus2010 B5: Catalan Closed
So vs Harikrishna, 2010 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 B4: Sicilian Kan
Negi vs So, 2010 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 B3: Tarrasch Def. Classical
So vs V Akobian, 2010 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 B2: QGA Furman Var.
L'Ami vs So, 2010 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 B1: English Opening Anglo-Indian Def.-(exchg down)
Naiditsch vs So, 2010 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 111 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 B8: Grunfeld Def. [18.Ng5! TN (prev. 18.Qxe4)]
Giri vs D Howell, 2010 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grunfeld Def. Polgar Var.
Ivanchuk vs Polgar, 1997 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 19 moves, 0-1

Corus2010 A13: Scandinavian
Nakamura vs Tiviakov, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 79 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 A12: Russian Game Jaenisch Var. (17.Qc1)
Anand vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 A12: Sicilian Najdorf
Smeets vs Van Wely, 2010 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 A11: Grunfeld Def. Russian Var.
Carlsen vs Dominguez Perez, 2010 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 45 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 A10: Spanish Game Morphy Def.
Anand vs Shirov, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 55 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 A10: Russian Game Center Var.
Tiviakov vs Smeets, 2010 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 A10: French Def.
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2010 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 0-1

Corus2010 A9: Nimzo-Indian Def.
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2010 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 48 moves, 0-1

Corus2010 A9: Catalan (K's fav) Open Var. [38...Bd4]
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2010 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

Corus2010 A9: Sicilian Accelerated Dragon (Maroczy Bind)
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2010 
(B32) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 A8: Dutch Def. (N's fav) Leningrad Warsaw
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 44 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 A7: Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan Sveshnikov
Nakamura vs Shirov, 2010 
(B33) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 A7: Slav Def.
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2010 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 A6: Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack
Anand vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 A6: King's Indian Def. Gligoric-Taimanov Var.
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 2010 
(E92) King's Indian, 56 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 A5: English Opening 4 Knights K-side Fianchetto
Van Wely vs Shirov, 2010 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 59 moves, 0-1

Corus2010 A4: Russian Game Jaenisch Var.
Shirov vs Smeets, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 A3: Sicilian Boleslavsky
Short vs Nakamura, 2010 
(B58) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Corus2010 A3: QGD Barmen Var.
Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2010 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

Corus2010 A3: Sicilian Closed
Tiviakov vs Shirov, 2010 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Corus2010 A2: Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik Var.
Carlsen vs Smeets, 2010 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 A2: Sicilian Najdorf
Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2010 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 A1: Spanish Game Morphy Def.
Leko vs Shirov, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 0-1

Corus2010 B13: Russian Game Modern Attack
Negi vs Giri, 2010
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 B12: Queen Pawn's Game (instructive R & p endgame)
Giri vs V Akobian, 2010 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 120 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 A10: QGD Semi Tarrasch
Giri vs Naiditsch, 2010 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 B9: Sicilian Canal-Sokosky (Rossolimo) Attack
A Muzychuk vs Giri, 2010 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 55 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 B8: English Opening Agincourt Def.
L'Ami vs Harikrishna, 2010 
(A14) English, 127 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 B7: Catalan Opening Open def.
Giri vs L'Ami, 2010
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 B6: Slav Def. Schallop Var.
Nyback vs Giri, 2010 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Corus2010 B5: Russian Game Nimzovitch Attack
H Ni vs Giri, 2010
(C42) Petrov Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 B4: Gruenfeld Modern Exchange Var.
Giri vs Sutovsky, 2010 
(D85) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 B3: Dutch Def. Nimzo-Indian Var.
Giri vs D Reinderman, 2010 
(A90) Dutch, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Corus2010 B2: Russian Game Kauffman Attack
Nisipeanu vs Giri, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

Corus2010 B1: Slav Weisbaden
Giri vs Harikrishna, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 B12- Gruenfeld Def.
Nyback vs Negi, 2010 
(D85) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1-0

Corus2010 C9: Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack (Soltis Var.)
C Li vs Robson, 2010 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

World Championship Match95: Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack- "the Dragon Slays"
Dominguez Perez vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 54 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Panov-Botvinnik Attack (Kasparov)
Kasparov vs Anand, 1996 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

Russian Game Chigorin Var. (19.Qd2)
Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Panov-Botvinnik Attack
Kasparov vs Mephisto, 1985 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening
Kasparov vs Deep Blue, 1997 
(A06) Reti Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

WChamp Match95: Ruy Lopez Open Karpov Gambit (15.Nb3 new)
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Alapin Var. Barmen Def.
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game Closed Var. Smyslov Def.
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Paulsen Bastrikov Var.
Deep Blue vs Polgar, 1993 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 73 moves, 1-0

Capablanca's endgame-Alekhine/Reti's annotations-instructive!!!
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

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