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Compiled by Penguincw

These games aren't meaningful in general, but are notable on Reasons could be include: Interesting Game IDs, popular games from popular players, etc. Games are in order by date.

Note: Anything that says "most popular" is either defined by most game collections or according to the Statistics Page page.

Last updated: Dec/11/2017.


1 Petrosian vs. Pachman, 1961, has 2 notes of significance: Most popular decisive game from most popular ECO (A04) and also first Game of the Day (Jan/26/2002) (unofficial).

Oldest game in the database
F de Castellvi vs N Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Oldest game in the database without a result
G Saduleto vs Polerio, 1590 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves,

Most popular game from player with most sacrifices (Greco)
Greco vs NN, 1623 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Most popular non-trial Guess the Move game
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Guess the Move Trial Game
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

First game to have a kibitz
Blackburne vs Jebson, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

First game to have a non-admin user post a kibitz (unofficial)
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

Guess-the-Move Trial Game
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

First game added to chessgames
L Didier vs L Rosen, 1900 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 0-1

2nd most popular game with kibitzing, annotation and a photo
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Game ID: 1100010 (Liouville's number)
Reti vs Tartakower, 1925 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 52 moves, 0-1

First game to be used for Game of the Day twice
K Richter vs Gruenfeld, 1928 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Game ID: 1101001 (Morse-Thue's number, excluding the first 0)
M Luckis vs Najdorf, 1947
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Most popular game, has kibitzing, annotation and photo
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Guess-the-Move Trial Game (also most popular)
P Troeger vs Tal, 1960 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

1 (see note above)
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Most popular game from player with most games (Korchnoi)
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Guess-the-Move Trial Game
Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Guess-the-Move Trial Game
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

Most popular game from most kibitzed player (Rogoff)
K Rogoff vs R Blumenfeld, 1976 
(A20) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Guess-the-Move Trial Game
Kasparov vs Andersson, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Most popular world championship game
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

First Puzzle of the Day (Mar/29/2002) (unofficial)
Blatny vs W Seifried, 1991 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

First place in 2009 Pun Contest
F Babar vs M Basman, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Game ID: 1111111
Polgar vs C Hansen, 1993 
(B01) Scandinavian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game ID: 1123581 (Fibonacci pattern, w/o 0 or 3 in 13)
M Gurevich vs Shirov, 1993 
(E97) King's Indian, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

First ever puzzle solution in the Holiday Present Hunt
Koltanowski vs M Stobbe, 1994 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

Game ID: 1428571 (first 7 decimals of 22/7)
G Feher vs J Frank, 1994
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 67 moves, 1-0

First game to be used for POTD twice (unofficial)
J Emms vs A Blees, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

First game to receive the same pun 3 different times
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Game ID: 1234567
S Capak vs T Mikus, 1999 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 63 moves, 1-0

Voted by the site as the "Immortal Pin Game"
B Gamback vs R Nevanlinna, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Game ID: 1618033 (Golden Ratio or phi, φ)
Delchev vs Ehlvest, 2002 
(B83) Sicilian, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Guess-the-Move Trial Game
Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2002 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0

Most popular game from highest ever rated player (Carlsen)
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

First world championship game to be broadcast live
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1

Game ID: 1498307 (perfect fifth)
Delchev vs M Sciortino, 2004
(A06) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game with lowest Guess-the-Move average score
S Agdestein vs Carlsen, 2005 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

Most popular game from most kibitzed WCC (2006)
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 63 moves, 0-1

Game ID: 1415926 (first 7 decimals of pi, without rounding)
C Lutz vs J Tihonov, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game ID: 1415927 (first 7 decimals of pi, with rounding)
Bu Xiangzhi vs M Paragua, 2006 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

First site vs. GM game on this site
The World vs A Nickel, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 41 moves, 1-0

First ever team game on this site
Team White vs Team Black, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Most kibitzed game
The World vs G Timmerman, 2007 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 62 moves, 1-0

Most kibitzed team game on this site
Team White vs Team Black, 2008 
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Guess-the-Move Trial Game
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

4th distinct game to receive the same pun (unofficial record)
Sevian vs T Abrahamyan, 2012 
(C18) French, Winawer, 22 moves, 1-0

Most popular game from 2nd most kibitzed player (So)
So vs Ding Liren, 2015 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 60 moves, 1-0

Guess the Move Trial Game
Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Apery's Constant
F Wantiez vs H Steffers, 2001
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 52 moves, 1-0

Apery's Constant
K Koopmeiners vs N McInnes, 2001
(A80) Dutch, 21 moves, 1-0

Site co-founder Daniel Freeman's last game
NN vs D Freeman, 2018 
(B20) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Site co-founder Artidello's last game
J Berry vs A Artidiello, 2004 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 0-1

Used twice for Holiday Present Hunt (may not be the first)
Geller vs Smyslov, 1952 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 58 moves, 0-1

Only Game ID which is a Fibonacci # (1346269)
Alapin vs J Noa, 1892 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves,

Game ID: 2000000
J Yrjola vs E Grivas, 1984 
(E97) King's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

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