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RLC Round Up by Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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RuyLopez games that various members have described as classic, great, famous, controversial, inspiring favorites, etc.

Thank you SniperOnG7!

Site under construction by Fredthebear. Many more games to come.

* Martin's DVD: Game Collection: The ABC of the Ruy Lopez

* KingG's Ruy: Game Collection: Ruy Lopez

* This winning collection is interesting: Game Collection: -Winning with the Ruy Lopez-

* Russian Ruys: Game Collection: Chess in the USSR 1945 - 72, Part 2 (Leach)

* C78 Opening Explorer: Ruy Lopez (C78)

* Look at this collection another time: Game Collection: Opening themes.

* Thematic or Famous Ruys: Game Collection: Ruy Lopez

" Lucena, Spanish Chess Player, Writer 1st chess book → Luis Ram�rez de Lucena was a Spanish chess player who published the first still-existing chess book. He was probably the son of the humanist writer and diplomat Juan de Lucena, from a family of Jews who converted to Roman Catholicism.

Lucena wrote the oldest surviving printed book on chess, Repetici�n de Amores y Arte de Ajedrez con 101 Juegos de Partido ("Repetition of Love and the Art of Playing Chess"), published in Salamanca in 1497. The book contains analysis of eleven chess openings but contains many elementary errors that led chess historian H. J. R. Murray to suggest that it was prepared in a hurry. The book was written when the rules of chess were taking their modern form (see origins of modern chess), and some of the 150 positions in the book are of the old game and some of the new. Fewer than a dozen copies of the book exist.

Commentators have suggested that much of the material was plagiarised from Francesc Vicent's now lost 1495 work Libre dels jochs partits dels schacs en nombre de 100.

The Lucena position is named after him, even though it does not appear in his book. (It was first published in 1634 by Alessandro Salvio.) The smothered mate (later named Philidor's legacy) is in the book...."

Morphy wins the 1st American Chess Congress (Queen sac!)
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Renaud & Kahn's The Art of the Checkmate, pp. 79-80
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Game 61 in Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker
Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio de Janeiro Var (C67) 0-1 Good grief
K Lepge vs Paulsen, 1863 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Greek gift
G Neumann vs Anderssen, 1864 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Zukertort sacs the Queen for Boden's mate in 12 moves
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Stockfish
Bird vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0Stockfis
De Vere vs Steinitz, 1867 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 16, Richard Reti's Masters of the Chessboard
Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1876 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. Classical Def Main Line(C83) 1-0 Tarrasch Trap!
Tarrasch vs Zukertort, 1887 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Winawer Attk (C67) 0-1 Unpin stuns, fails
C D Locock vs Gunsberg, 1888 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 0-1

"One of the finest monuments of chess ingenuity"-Steinitz
M Weiss vs W Pollock, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Notes by Steinitz
J W Baird vs J Mason, 1889  
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 73 moves, 0-1

Game 14 in Battles Royal of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
M Weiss vs Chigorin, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Steinitz - Chigorin World Champship Rematch (1892), Havana Cuba
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Defense. Tarrasch Trap (C66) 1-0Remove the Guard
Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1892 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange vs Fianchetto Def Bg7 (C60) 1-0 Stockfish
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1893 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 55 moves, 1-0

Steinitz - Lasker World Championship Match (1894), Philadelphia
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Steinitz Def (C62) 1-0 Heavily analyzed
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Steinitz - Lasker World Championship Match (1894), New York, NY
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 60 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Tarrasch Var (C77) 1-0 2nd Brilliancy
Tarrasch vs K Walbrodt, 1895 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 24 in 'Why Lasker Matters' by Andrew Soltis
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Queen + 2 pawns vs. queen
Winawer vs Charousek, 1896 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: 3...f6? (C60) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Tarrasch vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 52 moves, 1-0

Steinitz's best contribution to opening theory. C71 0-1 30
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Stockfish
Tarrasch vs Pillsbury, 1898 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 1/2-1/2 Stockfish
Halprin vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1 KEG annotates
L Didier vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1 KEG annotates!
H Wolf vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Winner of the First Brilliancy Prize at Hanover
Von Bardeleben vs W Napier, 1902 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Morphy Attack (C78) 1-0 Stockfish; 28.?
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1902 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1 Stockfish
Taubenhaus vs Tarrasch, 1903 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Classical Var (C48) 0-1 Keypusher notes!
Janowski vs Lasker, 1904 
(C48) Four Knights, 35 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 32.?
Capablanca vs R Raubitschek, 1906 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

4 Knts Spanish (C49) 0-1 Strategic Masterpiece, Classic R EG
Janowski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 78 moves, 0-1

Spanish Four Knights: Ranken Var (C48) 1-0Lengthy exchange gem
Znosko-Borovsky vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Riga Var (C80) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Maroczy vs J N Berger, 1908 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

Lasker - Tarrasch World Champ Match (1908), Munich GER, Rd 10
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

p.140 of Volume 1: Uncrowned King, 2nd ed. by Donaldson & Minev
Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(C49) Four Knights, 99 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed (C88) 0-1 Classic Rook EG annotated by Lasker
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 75 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Duras Var (C77) 0-1Notes by Stockfish
Duras vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 65 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. General (C68) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Lasker vs Janowski, 1909 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

Lasker - Schlechter World Champship Match (1910), Vienna, rd 5
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 58 moves, 1-0

Lasker - Schlechter World Championship Match (1910), Vienna AUH
Lasker vs Schlechter, 1910  
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 34 My Best Games of Chess: 1908-1937 by Alexander Alekhine
K Vygodchikov vs Alekhine, 1910 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

4 Knts Game: Nimzowitsch (Paulsen) (C49) 1-0 lively struggle
Alekhine vs Vidmar, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Duras produces a magnificent skewer tactic
Duras vs E Cohn, 1911 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Tarrasch Var (C77) 1-0 Stockfish
Schlechter vs Tarrasch, 1911 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

Dr. Tarrasch's great classic "The Game of Chess" pp. 85-89
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 66 moves, 1-0

"Combinations: The Heart of Chess" by Irving Chernev.
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 42 in Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1912 
(C48) Four Knights, 56 moves, 0-1

Game 44 in 'The World's Great Chess Games' by Reuben Fine
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

Capablanca's Best Chess Endings by Irving Chernev
Capablanca vs Allies, 1913 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 53 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Balla Var (C88) 0-1 AA wasn't top notch yet
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Wormald Attack (C77) 1-0 Stockfish
Alekhine vs Duras, 1913 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Var (C48) 1-0 Boden's #
Ed. Lasker vs F Englund, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 71 in John Nunn's Chess Course
Lasker vs Rubinstein, 1914 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 66 moves, 1-0

Game 28 in Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti, 21st Cent
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

"Burn the Witsch!" (game of the day Apr-02-2010)
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

The first encounter between Alekhine and Bogo - a great swindle
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1914 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Classical Def (C83) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Capablanca vs A Hodges, 1916 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 1-0

Marshall unleashes the Marshall Attack
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Irving Chernev's 'Combinations: The Heart of Chess'
Alekhine vs B Verlinsky, 1918 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Cozio Def. General (C60) 0-1 beautiful finish by AA
N Grigoriev vs Alekhine, 1920 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Classical Def (C83) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Alekhine vs Teichmann, 1921 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal Draw, 1922" (game of the day Jun-19-2007)
Alekhine vs Reti, 1922 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Open. Main Lines (C80) 0-1Stockfish, tpstar notes
Bogoljubov vs Tarrasch, 1922 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Closed Wolf Var (C66) 0-1 Stockfish
Euwe vs Capablanca, 1922 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 1 in Irving Chernev's "Winning Chess Traps"
Alekhine vs Forrester, 1923 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 Stockfish
Tartakower vs Reti, 1924 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 0-1

Game 49 in Richard Reti's book Masters of the Chessboard
Capablanca vs Vidmar, 1927 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 37 moves, 1-0

Beautiful endgame mastery from "The Chess Machine"
Tarrasch vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 0-1

G1 in 'The Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps' by Gary Lane
E Steiner vs Capablanca, 1929 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

Rook & Pawn EG; Chernev did "rave" about this game
H Mattison vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

"Nero in reincarnation!" (referring to White's pawn-snatching)
F Hermann vs H Hussong, 1930 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1

A long standing error of chess history is finally corrected
Alekhine vs Hoelscher, 1933 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz (C73) 1-0 Castle nabs Rook
O Feuer vs O'Kelly, 1934 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Lasker was +3=4-1 against Alekhine (24 years his junior),
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Rematch (1934), Rd. 16
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1934 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 43 in 'Pawn Power in Chess' by Hans Kmoch
Alekhine vs H Johner, 1934 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 47 moves, 1-0

November, p. 263 [Game 231 / 527] Chess Review 1935
L Steiner vs Keres, 1935 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1-0Discovery Zwish +
Alekhine vs Keres, 1935 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 37 moves, 1-0

Game10 in 'Paul Keres: The Road to the Top" by Keres, John Nunn
G A Thomas vs Keres, 1937 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Bayreuth Var (C77) 0-1 Exhibition
Flohr vs Euwe, 1937 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 3 in Keres: Move by Move by Zenon Franco Ocampos
Keres vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Fine vs Reshevsky, 1938 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 55 moves, 0-1

This draw impacted Fine and the chess world. C83 1/2-1/2 19
Keres vs Fine, 1938 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 146 in 'The World's Great Chess Games' by Reuben Fine
G A Thomas vs Flohr, 1939 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 68 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 Stockfish
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

Game 189 in 'Pawn Structure Chess' by Andrew Soltis
Smyslov vs Keres, 1941 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 72 moves, 1-0

G10 in 107 Great Chess Battles 1939-1945 by Alexander Alekhine
Alekhine vs G Barcza, 1942  
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 9 in 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-1945 by A. Alekhine
Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942  
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 286 The Golden Treasury of Chess (Wellmuth/Horowitz)
H Seidman vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

38 (25.?) from Ray Keene's Good Move Guide (Keene & Whiteley)
Alekhine vs Keres, 1942 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

G11 in 107 Great Chess Battles 1939-1945 by Alexander Alekhine
Saemisch vs Alekhine, 1943  
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 27 moves, 0-1

23d Moscow Championship 1943-44- 2d. First win over Botvinnik
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Keres Defense (C92) 0-1 Black Ns on the 3rd
Bronstein vs Alatortsev, 1944 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 0-1 TTactics!
V A Vasiliev vs Tolush, 1945 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 182 in World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1945 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 1-0 Stockfish
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1946 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

"Cooling Tower" (game of the day Sep-01-2017)
Averbakh vs Bondarevsky, 1948 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

G10 The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Chernev
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Howell Attack (C81) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1948 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Chapter 9: Lopez Game 59 Chess Openings: Theory and Practice
Euwe vs Smyslov, 1948 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 21 of Instructive Chess Miniatures by Alper Efe Ataman
V G Kirillov vs Furman, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Chigorin Def Panov System (C99) 1-0 Bam!
O'Kelly vs Unzicker, 1949 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 0-1 1st World Corr
A Cuadrado vs C Purdy, 1950
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 24 moves, 0-1

Chess in the USA 1945-72, Part 1; edited by Colin Leach
Bisguier vs J Penrose, 1950 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 1-0 Lolli's # next
Bronstein vs Keres, 1950 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Secrets of Attacking Chess by Mihail Marin
Geller vs Keres, 1951 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 31 moves, 0-1

Fredthebear read 200 Open Games by David Bronstein
Bronstein vs Geller, 1951 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 98 in 'Think Like a Grandmaster' by Alexander Kotov
Boleslavsky vs Keres, 1953 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Wormald Attack (C77) 1-0 pinned
Spassky vs Estrin, 1954 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
R Nezhmetdinov vs Shamkovich, 1956 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 58 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Fischer vs A Di Camillo, 1956 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 24 in Paul Keres: The Quest for Perfection by Paul Keres
Keres vs Unzicker, 1956 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open Variations. Howell Attack (C81) 1-0
Petrosian vs Lilienthal, 1957 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 141 in 'Soviet Chess Strategy' by Alexey Suetin
Tal vs Geller, 1958 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 155 in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Tal vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C92) 1-0 Q+ & fork is key!
Tal vs Panno, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 4 in 'Simple Chess' by Michael Francis Stean
Tal vs Bronstein, 1959 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 1-0

Nxf7, Nf5!+ ÄBh6+! An absolute corker and wins the game!
L Barden vs J Penrose, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 35 moves, 1-0

US Championship (1958/59), New York, NY USA, rd 10, Jan-02
Fischer vs Bisguier, 1959 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 86 moves, 1-0

Understanding Pawn Play in Chess by Drazen Marovic
Fischer vs Unzicker, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 65 moves, 1-0

Game 35 in 'My Secrets in the Ruy Lopez' by Lajos Portisch
Hort vs Keres, 1961 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Tal vs Averbakh, 1961  
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Averbakh Var (C87) 1-0 Q+ & fork
Tal vs A Bannik, 1962 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical. Cordel Gambit (C64) 0-1All 8 Ps remain
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 13 in 'Think Like a Grandmaster' by Alexander Kotov
Tal vs Keres, 1962 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Borisenko Var (C96) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Tal vs Keres, 1962 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Var (C90) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1962 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 69 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0 Marvel
Keres vs Szabo, 1963 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 47 in 'My 60 Memorable Games' by Robert James Fischer
Fischer vs Bisguier, 1963 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Geller vs Tal, 1963 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 87 moves, 0-1

Game 122: Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
Geller vs Spassky, 1964 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 30 moves, 0-1

"Get Him to the Greek Gift" (game of the day Feb-15-2011)
Spassky vs Geller, 1965 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Smyslov Def (C93) 1/2-1/2
Keres vs Spassky, 1965 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0Stockfis
Spassky vs Keres, 1965 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Bayreuth Var (C77) 0-1 Losing streak
Botvinnik vs Stein, 1965 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. St. Petersburg Var (C82) 0-1 Stockfish
Fischer vs Larsen, 1966 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 31 in Chess Informant Best Games 1-100
Fischer vs Stein, 1967 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Smyslov Def (C93) 0-1 Smokin' and Sippin'
Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 0-1 13...?
Korchnoi vs Portisch, 1968 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 32 moves, 0-1

"one of the best games played in the 20th century" -- GM K.S.
Karpov vs Andersson, 1969 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 60 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C92) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Geller vs Portisch, 1969 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Planinc's notable games archived here at are all brilliant
Ljubojevic vs A Planinc, 1971 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 45 in 'Study Chess with Matthew Sadler' by Matthew Sadler
M Dvoretzky vs Smyslov, 1974 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 29 in 'My Secrets in the Ruy Lopez' by Lajos Portisch
Browne vs Keres, 1975 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 0-1 Stockf
Browne vs Karpov, 1976 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 73 moves, 0-1

"Knightmare" (game of the day Oct-21-2018) of Fredthebear
Tal vs Portisch, 1976 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 49 in 'My Best Games' by Anatoly Karpov
Ljubojevic vs Karpov, 1976 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 0-1
N Poleshchuk vs M Umansky, 1977
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 70 moves, 0-1

62) Ray Keene's Good Move Guide (Keene & Whiteley) 26.?
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 254 Chess Informant Best Games 201-300
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 61 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Variation (C90) 1-0
S Nikolic vs A Ornstein, 1981
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Howell Attack (C81) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Timman vs Tal, 1982 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Karpov - Kasparov World CC Match (1985), Moscow URS, rd 5,
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 1-0 video commentary
Nunn vs Short, 1986 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 82 in The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Tal scored four wins against Korchnoi out of 44 games.
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 237 in 'Soviet Chess 1917-1991' by Andrew Soltis
Short vs Ivanchuk, 1989 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

Karpov-Kasparov WC Match, Lyons 1990 Rd.20
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 1/2-1/2
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1991 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Five Million Dollar Man" (game of the day Nov-11-2015)
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Var (C90) 1-0 Ns over Bs
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

4 Knts Spanish. Classical Marshall Gambit (C48) 0-1Beauty prize
Short vs Timman, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Kasparov - Short PCA World Championship Match (1993), London EN
Kasparov vs Short, 1993 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov - Short PCA World Championship Match (1993) London ENG
Kasparov vs Short, 1993 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 0-1 Qside batteries
Short vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Bronstein Var (C69) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Ivanchuk vs Short, 1994 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

Storming the Barricades by GM Larry Christiansen
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Double Nf5 offers
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 46 moves, 1-0

#6 in Tim Krabbe's "110 Most Fantastic Moves of all time"
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

Karpov - Anand FIDE World Championship Match (1998), Round 2
Anand vs Karpov, 1998 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Close the Queenside and crash through in centre and Kingside
Kasparov vs Grischuk, 2001 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 1-0

Kasparov got his ego checked here C67 1-0 42
J Polgar vs Kasparov, 2002 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Var (C61) 1-0 Pawns march, piece sac
Leko vs Morozevich, 2002 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Game 1 in Fighting Chess w/MC by Mikhalchishin & Stetsko
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

Man - Machine World Chess Championship (2003), New York, Rd 2
X3D Fritz vs Kasparov, 2003 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

A new classic with an old theme C92 1-0 37
K Spraggett vs Vescovi, 2004 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 920: Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Kasparov vs Shirov, 2004 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1Overworked
A Farahat vs Aronian, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 51 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: l'Hermet Berlin Wall Def (C67) 0-1Stockfish notes
Sadvakasov vs Aronian, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Chigorin Def Panov System (C99) 1-0 Stockf
Leko vs Bruzon Batista, 2005 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 25 moves, 1-0

Fantastic Knight sacrifice by Vishy for 3 pawns on the Q's side
Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1-0

No defence against Rook down the seventh rank.
Navara vs Smirin, 2006 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 27 moves, 1-0

Wonderful game broadcast by cg.com C92 0-1 59
A Volokitin vs Morozevich, 2006 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 59 moves, 0-1

Nxg5 sacrifice for pin of ...Nf6 C95 1-0 35
Navara vs B Socko, 2006 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 35 moves, 1-0

One of Anand's best games w/the Black pieces C84 0-1 36
Topalov vs Anand, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

"Saavedra Revisited" Fredthebear (game of the day Nov-30-2016)
Svidler vs Topalov, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 67 moves, 1-0

Brilliant harmony from the Knight pair which destroyed Black
Nisipeanu vs Adams, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 1-0

Instant Marshall Classic impresses Fredthebear C89 1-0 39
Anand vs Svidler, 2007 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 39 moves, 1-0

"Closing the Door After the Horse has Bolted" (game of the day
Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

"Bologan's Immortal" (game of the day Jul-09-2012)
Kotronias vs Bologan, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 0-1

Ph34r ze L0p3z @tt4ck Shams got "all hot and bothered"
S Ter-Sahakyan vs A Pashikian, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1-0

When the draw card was not drawn. C84 1-0 56
Dominguez Perez vs Pelletier, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Closed Def (C96) 1-0
Nijboer vs Romanishin, 2009
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Anti-Marshall (C84) 1-0 4Rs ending
Karjakin vs Aronian, 2009 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

Vishy played for the win (because he miss analyzed it).
Anand vs Carlsen, 2010 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 77 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 0-1 Brilliant!!
Kamsky vs Svidler, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 0-1 Monster Passed Pawns
McShane vs Kramnik, 2011 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Duras Variation (C77) 1-0Cool finish!
Naiditsch vs Timman, 2013 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Kamsky turned down the draw C84 0-1 40
Kamsky vs Tomashevsky, 2013 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Game18 'Best Fighting Games of 2012-2015' by Naiditsch & Balogh
Caruana vs Adams, 2013 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Anand 2014 World Championship rd 2
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 22.? Informant Golden Game
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 The Qs are not exchanged
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0 Stockf
So vs Kamsky, 2016 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal (C69) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
G Meier vs Caruana, 2018 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. (C60) 1-0 White owns the dark squares
Anderssen vs B Suhle, 1859 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

G23 'Emanuel Lasker: Second World Chess Champion' by I&V Linder
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1895  
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 40 moves, 1-0

G13 The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Cherne
M Porges vs Lasker, 1896  
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Rio de Janeiro Var (C67) 0-1Stockfish
Showalter vs Tarrasch, 1898
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Pillsbury Var (C67) 0-1 Stockfish
G Marco vs Tarrasch, 1898 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Pillsbury Var (C67) 0-1 Stockfish
Schiffers vs Tarrasch, 1898
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 56 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1 Qs, Bs & Ps battle
Tinsley vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 55 moves, 0-1

Game 140 The Golden Treasury of Chess (Wellmuth/Horowitz)
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Lasker vs Burn, 1909 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 64 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 1-0 25.?
Duras vs M Gladig, 1909 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin. Hedgehog (C66) 1-0EL won next 15 decisive games
Janowski vs Lasker, 1909 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

December, p. 269 [Game 261 / 1797] American Chess Bulletin 1909
Lasker vs Janowski, 1909 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 61 moves, 1-0

December, p. 269 [Game 260 / 1796] American Chess Bulletin 1909
Janowski vs Lasker, 1909 
(C49) Four Knights, 50 moves, 0-1

November, p. 248 [Game 144 / 2465] American Chess Bulletin 1912
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Tarrasch (C77) 1-0Pseudo Anastasia's#
J Fridlizius vs Alekhine, 1912 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 84 Viktor Kortschnoi: C83, Chess Informant 1995
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 48 moves, 1-0

G27 "My Best Games of Chess 1908-1937" by Alexander Alekhine
Duras vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 60 moves, 0-1

July/August, p. 119 [Game 132/4148] American Chess Bulletin1922
Flamberg vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 27 My Chess Career by Jose Raul Capablanca
Capablanca vs O Chajes, 1915  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 48 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 Just after intro w/Capa
J S Morrison vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 84 moves, 0-1

1921 WCC, Rd 3, Match tied 1.5 - 1.5 Notes by Capablanca
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lasker - Capablanca World Champship Match 1921, Havana CUB, rd6
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 62: Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
B Verlinsky vs Levenfish, 1924 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Alekhine Var (C68) 0-1 18...?
R Scrivener vs Torre, 1924 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Malkin Var (C83) 1/2-1/2 Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1934 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Morphy Def. Steinitz Dfrrd (C79) 0-1 Halt connected Ps
C H Alexander vs Kashdan, 1937 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 45 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Bronstein vs Keres, 1949 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 35 moves, 1-0

Tal's Winning Chess Combinations by Mikhail Tal, Victor Khenkin
Tal vs Straume, 1953 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 58 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1955 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Chigorin Def Panov System (C99) 1-0 38...?
Unzicker vs Keres, 1956 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 39 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1-0 trappish
Tal vs Teschner, 1957 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 1/2-1/2 54.?
Polugaevsky vs Averbakh, 1961 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Keres vs Gligoric, 1961 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 87 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Smyslov, 1965 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Breyer Def (C95) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Fischer vs Benko, 1965 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 37 moves, 1-0

Second Piatigorsky Cup (1966), Santa Monica, CA USA, rd 10, Aug
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1966 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Fischer vs Gligoric, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Smyslov Def (C93) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Archangelsk Var (C78) 1-0 Stockfish
Fischer vs Bisguier, 1970 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

"Wild West" suites Fredthebear (game of the day Feb-07-2019)
Westerinen vs A Planinc, 1970 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Smyslov Def (C93) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Fischer vs Gligoric, 1970 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal Var (C69) 1-0 Manhattan blitz
Fischer vs G Kramer, 1971 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Averbakh Var (C87) 1-0 Stockfish; 20.?
Geller vs Keres, 1973 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1981), Merano ITA,
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 1-0

A great example of Timman's finesse in the attack.
Timman vs Kasparov, 1985 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Defense (C92) 1/2-1/2
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Remembrance of Pawns Passed" (game of the day Jul-21-2010)
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 61 moves, 1-0

Elements of Chess Strategy by Alexei Kosikov p.14(Gambit, 2010)
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Archangelsk Var (C78) 1-0 Turn around
Anand vs Kamsky, 1995 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 58 moves, 1-0

Game 44 The Ruy Lopez Main Line by Glenn Flear
Anand vs Kamsky, 1995 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0 37.?
Anand vs Bologan, 2000 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Wall J. Rogers Line (C67) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Leko vs Kramnik, 2001 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 56 moves, 0-1

Kasparov misses a spectacular win C84 1/2-1/2 38
Kasparov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: l'Hermet Berlin Wall Def (C67) 0-1 Photo
J Polgar vs Topalov, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 42...?
K Akshayraj vs Safin, 2005 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Zenon Franco's 2009 book, "Grandmaster Secrets: Counterattack!"
Leko vs Mamedyarov, 2006 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 1-0 Impressive
Radjabov vs Shirov, 2006 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

featured in Jesus de la Villa's 100 Endgames You Must Know
Kamsky vs Bacrot, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 103 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet Var Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0Amazing ending!!
Jakovenko vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Wormald Attack (C77) 0-1 video link
Anand vs Carlsen, 2011 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Karjakin vs Onischuk, 2015 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Anand vs Topalov, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 38 in 'American Chess Magazine' Volume 2
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 75 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk Var (C78) 0-1 World Record
T Brownscombe vs T Gareyev, 2016 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Mordimer video link
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Teenager upsets female world champion! Use video link.
Ju Wenjun vs C Yip, 2020 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78) 1/2-1/2
Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2020 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Fredthebear share
Giri vs A Tari, 2021 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

F J Ochoa De Echaguen vs Karpov, 1987
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Kramnik, 2001 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Fritz vs Anand, 1998 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 94 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch vs J N Berger, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 74 moves, 1-0

E Post vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 66 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch vs Leonhardt, 1911  
(C49) Four Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

B Richter vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Harmonist vs Tarrasch, 1889 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs Salwe, 1909  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 65 moves, 1-0

Game 6 Reinfeld: Chess Masters on Winning Chess
Lasker vs L Forgacs, 1909 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 101 'Think Like a Grandmaster' by Alexander Kotov
Bogoljubov vs Lasker, 1924 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 71 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Stockfish
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2018 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Kramnik says, "Castle? I don't need to stinking castle!" Rg8TN
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Archangelsk (C78) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Pruijssers vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2018 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Aronian plays the popular 8 ... Ra8-b8!? in Closed Ruy Lopez
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk (C78) 1-0 Humility is good
Svidler vs Topalov, 2014 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open Classical Def. ML (C83) 0-1 Q sac, pin pawn to Q
J W Baird vs W Pollock, 1889  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77) ? 1-0
M Weiss vs Englisch, 1890 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 54 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 Stockfish
Maroczy vs Janowski, 1905 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def(C71) 1-0 Q sacs, R 7th
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1895 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

annotated by Shirov in Chess Informant (92/350)
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 pleasing finish!
So vs Dubov, 2020 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 Stockfish
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 51 moves, 0-1

Kasparov and all the GM analysts missed 46...Qe3! = (Draw)
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

G30'The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas'by Christoph Scheerer
K Walbrodt vs Conill / Ostolaza / Lopez / Herrer, 1893 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 44 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Winawer vs Bird, 1883 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Stockfish
Fischer vs J Rinaldo, 1957 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 30 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Chigorin Def Panov System(C99) 0-1K cut-off
Unzicker vs Euwe, 1951
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Smyslov-Breyer-Zaitsev Hybrid (C93) 1-0
G Oparin vs Morozevich, 2015 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Rio de Janeiro Var (C67) 1-0Stockfish
Chigorin vs Zukertort, 1883 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish Var (C49) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Duras vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Chigorin Def Panov System (C99) 1/2 - KEG
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def Siesta Var (C74) 0-1
E Steiner vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 67 moves, 0-1

Chess Openings: Theory and Practice, Sect 1, Ch. 9, Game 57
Gipslis vs Averbakh, 1958 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Open. Open Var (C80) 1-0 Useful N in the corner
Loewenthal vs Brien / Wormald, 1854 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C98) 1-0 One for the books
Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1923 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 55 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Keres Var (C68) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1896  
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 6, p. 21, "The Best Games of Boris Spassky" by GM Soltis
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 Notes by Raymond Keene
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 32 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Tarrasch Var (C77) 0-1 KEG annotates
Gunsberg vs Tarrasch, 1902 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 54 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Exchange. Gligoric 5.0-0 f6 (C69) 1-0 BF's secret weap
Fischer vs Portisch, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Kholmov Var (C92) 1/2-1/2 Stockfish; 34.?
Dolmatov vs P Nikolic, 1989 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 496 Chess Informant Best Games 401-500
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Maroczy vs Janowski, 1908 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 67 moves, 0-1

Game 993 Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Shirov vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 34 moves, 0-1

Kasparov - Kramnik Classical World Championship Match (2000), L
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 N+ is not best
Bronstein vs Panov, 1946 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 39 moves, 1-0

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