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fiercebadger's favorite games
Compiled by fiercebadger

the board splitter
Kasparov vs Andersson, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

In an aggressive mood today are we ?
Breyer vs J Esser, 1917  
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

one casual move and its uppercuts ,jabs, body blows, & KO
Psakhis vs Geller, 1982 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 24 moves, 0-1

When knights gather near your king
Geller vs R Hernandez Onna, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

squeezed until the pips drop out
Kholmov vs Suetin, 1963 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 56 moves, 1-0

queen and knight v destroy kingside
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1896 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 53 moves, 1-0

maneuvering and improving minor pieces
M Feigin vs Flohr, 1937 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

The correct square for the black knight is?
Bobotsov vs Petrosian, 1968 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 0-1

Kasparov learns from Petrosian
Portisch vs Kasparov, 1989 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 0-1

great attack on the dark squares
V Artemiev vs Hracek, 2019 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

opposite bishops in the middlegame
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C01) French, Exchange, 45 moves, 1-0

So Sammy you think the dutch is unsound do you ?
Reshevsky vs R Byrne, 1951 
(A92) Dutch, 44 moves, 1-0

attack the darkness
Botvinnik vs Ragozin, 1947 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

keep looking for one more forcing move
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

meeting..f5 with f4
Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1940 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 49 moves, 1-0

tip toe down the b file
Taimanov vs Geller, 1953 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 40 moves, 1-0

still burning up those chess boards
Shirov vs J Westerberg, 2019 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

we have all done this ! be careful out there
Geller vs N Novotelnov, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 0-1

fianchetto not working today
N Minev vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B56) Sicilian, 58 moves, 0-1

attack the pirc
G Kuzmin vs E Torre, 1981 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

the immortal c2 promotion combo
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 1-0

no counter play allowed
Gligoric vs Benko, 1968
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 65 moves, 1-0

iqp the precision of Karpov
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1981 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

another petrosian king march
Petrosian vs J Peters, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1-0

le petite combinations
Capablanca vs H Mattison, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 20 moves, 1-0

marshaling your forces
Kamsky vs Ivanchuk, 1991 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 53 moves, 0-1

mass pieces,control centre, force weakening sac sac mate
C Hoi vs Gulko, 1988 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

keep going, find those forcing moves then end with a quiet one
Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

this is a struggle a battle of wills = slugfest
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1983 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 51 moves, 1-0

gain tempos on the queen then swap blacks best pieces
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1972 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

That d5 Square
Andersson vs Browne, 1983 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 1-0

probing the kingside
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 46 moves, 1-0

nice thematic slow burn exchange sac
Browne vs Uhlmann, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 0-1

Rf7 Obvious you say but can YOU calculate to the end?
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Gligo has confidence in his Sicilian counter play
Fischer vs Gligoric, 1962 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 44 moves, 0-1

Rook magic ,like mayflies they rise into the air and dance for
Van Wely vs Piket, 1996 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

nice quiet moves
Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

such imagination and calculation
K Honfi vs Tal, 1972 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

rook lifts
Quinteros vs Miles, 1977 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 0-1

Nd5 dominance
Polgar vs Anand, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

keeping a cool head
M Andersson vs Taimanov, 1993
(B20) Sicilian, 45 moves, 0-1

the queen can run but not hide
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

like creeping Ivy the pawns smoother the kingside
Karpov vs J Nogueiras, 1988 
(C18) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 1-0

slow burn attack
Anand vs So, 2015 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

you shall not play ..f5
Petrosian vs Hort, 1971 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

nice day for a king walk
Yanofsky vs Portisch, 1962 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 62 moves, 0-1

In the romantic style
M Rohde vs Dlugy, 1990 
(A28) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Vlad impales Kasperov
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

Kavaleks immortal
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Black hits back in the centre by queening the e pawn
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886  
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

The comeback game RJF
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

many pawn levers -- truly a classic
Janowski vs Alapin, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1-0

keeping the initiative
Beliavsky vs Ribli, 1977 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

Tal being Tal in the candidates
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

queen power
Shirov vs Polgar, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

transforming space into pawn weakness
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Mickeys off day or critical moments
Adams vs Seirawan, 1991 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

A free piece and a check , I don't see the follow up
A Soltis vs D Gurevich, 1981 
(B89) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

not a wasted move by black , Harmonious play
J Sherwin vs Reshevsky, 1959 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

imbalances abound
Carlsen vs Giri, 2022 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 36 moves, 1-0

..a4 loss of counterplay
Petrosian vs Reshevsky, 1968 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

not much too work with ! ..a4 kill counterplay
Spassky vs Reshevsky, 1964 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1-0

forget that wild slugfest.. now lets play an end game
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

I retreat my rook and I am better .. really
Karpov vs Csom, 1977 
(A16) English, 50 moves, 1-0

calculation practise
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

controlling that e4 squre
Petrosian vs Ivkov, 1974 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Such restraint not playing Rxf6 until right moment
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2018 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 1-0

provoke provoke
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1961 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Playing with a plan
Keene vs Stein, 1968  
(A15) English, 33 moves, 0-1

that f5 is much liked
Spassky vs H Ree, 1967 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 46 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Spassky vs S Zhukhovitsky, 1957 
(B68) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7, 52 moves, 1-0

karpovs king walk Leningrad nimzo
Yusupov vs Karpov, 1995 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 61 moves, 0-1

pragga gives back material
G Jones vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2022 
(B20) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

double rook minority attack
I Kan vs Capablanca, 1936 
(C25) Vienna, 56 moves, 0-1

the pawns deserve medals
G A Thomas vs Rubinstein, 1922 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

two rooks for a queen
Spassky vs Short, 1982 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 48 moves, 1-0

only bishops can occupy the advanced squares
Spassky vs Short, 2001 
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 62 moves, 1-0

Who needs bishops?
P Johner vs Rubinstein, 1922 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

using the q side majority , and swapping off the right pieces
Tiviakov vs E Romanov, 2012 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 67 moves, 1-0

the weak d6 in Sicilian
Gufeld vs B Ivanovic, 1979 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Euwe, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Larsen goes all in for the win
Larsen vs Gligoric, 1966 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 66 moves, 1-0

Larsen kills the minority attack with piece play
Gligoric vs Larsen, 1965 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 0-1

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