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book: The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever P
Compiled by Baby Hawk
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All 62 Games in Irving Chernev's book "The Most Instructive Games Of Chess Ever Played"

This is still one of my favorite books. Chernev shows how games are won and lost between strong players - through small lapses rather than gross blunders.

62 Games of Chess Strategy

30.Rh7!
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

33. Kc7
Tal vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

20. Nd5
Boleslavsky vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

47.Ke5
Tarrasch vs E Thorold, 1890 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1-0

32. b6
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

17. Nc4
H Mattison vs Nimzowitsch, 1929  
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

7. ... e5
R Domenech vs Flohr, 1935 
(B40) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

24. f5
Petrosian vs H Corral, 1954 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

22. Bf4 chases the blockader of the passed d-pawn away.
Fischer vs Berliner, 1960 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

V.S.plays a beautiful game, but S.R. is one of my heroes. : (
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

24. Bc5 overworks Black's bishop
Tartakower vs R Frentz, 1933 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 35 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs Najdorf, 1957 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 33 moves, 1-0

M Porges vs Lasker, 1896  
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1946 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 23 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1894  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Menchik vs Capablanca, 1931 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C46) Three Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

Tartakower vs R Domenech, 1934 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Showalter, 1898 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

L Barden vs Rossolimo, 1950 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Aganalian vs Petrosian, 1945 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 34 moves, 0-1

Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1946 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 42 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch / allies vs Paulsen / allies, 1888 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Foltys vs Golombek, 1947 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Kashdan vs H Steiner, 1932 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1-0

Keres vs A Tarnowski, 1952 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1941 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 65 moves, 1-0

Blackburne vs M Weiss, 1889 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 70 moves, 0-1

M Weiss vs Blackburne, 1889 
(B01) Scandinavian, 57 moves, 0-1

Panov vs Taimanov, 1952 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 55 moves, 1-0

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

W Schlage vs Reti, 1928 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 47 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Allies, 1920 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

O Bernstein vs J Mieses, 1904 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 49 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs A Sellman, 1885 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Burn vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1906 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

Eliskases vs Gruenfeld, 1933 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 53 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs J Mason, 1903 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Chekhover vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Vogel, 1910 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury vs Showalter, 1897 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 66 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

J Mieses vs Reshevsky, 1935 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 0-1

Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Kan, 1931 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

E Zagorjansky vs P Romanovsky, 1943 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 63 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1946 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Reti, 1923 
(C11) French, 42 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1912 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Kan, 1943 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 44 moves, 1-0

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

D Andric vs D Djaja, 1949 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Capablanca, 1918 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

F Olafsson vs Fischer, 1958 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Evans vs H Opsahl, 1950 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0

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