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dashjon's favorite games
Compiled by dashjon
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these are a few of my favorite games

exchange sac
K Spraggett vs Kharlov, 1991 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

best move 19 Kh1
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

English scores!
Morozevich vs Leko, 2012 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

King walk, rook sac! wow
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Nimzo"ed Nimzo"ed
Nimzowitsch vs Pirc, 1931 
(A12) English with b3, 28 moves, 0-1

Smashed
Savon vs Polugaevsky, 1971 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

complete
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(A04) Reti Opening, 66 moves, 0-1

short and brutal
Westerinen vs Y Miyasaki, 1972 
(C10) French, 15 moves, 1-0

The Lady is a trap
J Polgar vs Karpov, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

A bigger Hammer
Carlsen vs J L Hammer, 2001 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

Kingdom for a Knight
Petrosian vs Y Kotkov, 1946  
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

no way out
Bronstein vs Shamkovich, 1961 
(B01) Scandinavian, 40 moves, 1-0

short and sweet
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Channeling Tal
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

weak points
Panno vs Larsen, 1971 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

A Royal Chuk forking Loek
Ivanchuk vs Van Wely, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

who needs a queen?
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Fibulas
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

PetroTal?
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

a new level
Hector vs M Antonsen, 2010 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

and the kitchen sink
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A13) English, 43 moves, 1-0

English beat the Dutch
Taimanov vs Aronin, 1954
(A25) English, 42 moves, 1-0

target e6
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

just great
Svidler vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

just another Tal game
Tal vs Benko, 1959 
(B27) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

getting out of the Wei
Wei Yi vs Bruzon Batista, 2015 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

don't tell me you love me
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Qf3! funny place for a queen...NoT!
Denker vs H Avram, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Take my rook! please!
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Just so you know:I don't like you!
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

The pawn is mightier than the sword!
Ljubojevic vs M Gurevich, 1988 
(A17) English, 39 moves, 0-1

Go Gligoric
Gligoric vs P Bidev, 1946 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

A boring game..NOT!
Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Miguel's plays Picasso
Taimanov vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 43 moves, 0-1

Naka Time
Beliavsky vs Nakamura, 2009 
(E97) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

would you like tea with that mate?
Tal vs NN, 1963 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1-0

Bullet
Schmaltz vs R Har-Zvi, 2001 
(C25) Vienna, 24 moves, 0-1

They call that mate:Mate
Mecking vs A C Rocha, 1969 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Standing on the corner
Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

rooks!!
F Amonatov vs A Timofeev, 2007 
(B89) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

take this rook and Kramnik*
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

What the Rook going on!
Boleslavsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1967 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

no place for a queen
M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov, 1953 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Telescope
Dubov vs R Svane, 2019 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi knows French
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

beauty
Shirov vs J Polgar, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

Geller in my pocket and I'm fine!
Geller vs Portisch, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

oh Maia!
Chiburdanidze vs V Malaniuk, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

flash
B Siff vs Kashdan, 1948 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

greater gambt
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

The Nepo
V Artemiev vs Nepomniachtchi, 2020 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Evygen Fire!
Shirov vs E Alekseev, 2011 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

under parr
F Parr vs G Wheatcroft, 1938 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

Knight parade
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

no stinking queen needed
Polugaevsky vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Missed chances
Tal vs Spassky, 1954 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

sweetness
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

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