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Legendary games that set the hearts and minds of the chess world on fire.

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Perhaps the oldest recorded game of chess
Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

"Place the board so that the sun is in your opponent's eyes."
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1560 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

A famous Greco game - one of many. Q sacrifice for Fool's Mate
Greco vs NN, 1623 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

The strange coincidence between Grecos's SMOTHERED MATE and
NN vs Greco, 1625 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 0-1

The Original Legall's # (altered move order)
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

LaBourdannais's Immortal pawn game.
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

How sweet! MacDonnell gives up two Qs to mate with two Rs
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Well-known Legall's Mate against the Sicilian Defense
H Buckle vs NN, 1840 
(B50) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

"Petrov's Immortal" (game of the day Mar-19-2017)
F A Hoffmann vs Alexander Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

A Queen sacrifice for double check combination, Reti/Opera Mate
J Schulten vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Legall's Mate in 10 moves!
Falkbeer vs NN, 1847 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal Game" original
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Pierce Def (C52) 1-0 Famous amazing rebuttal
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

The original Boden's Mate by Boden: Q sac w/criss-crossed Bs
R Schulder vs S Boden, 1853 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Odds less Ra1 / Evans Gambit (000) 1-0 Famous Q sac for K walk
Morphy vs NN, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

"A Night at the Opera" (game of the day Dec-02-2007)
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

The so-called Max Lange Mate!!
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Scandi, Ilundain Var (B01) 1-0 London 1862 Brilliancy prize win
Steinitz vs A Mongredien, 1862 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Queen sacrifice for Reti's Mate well before Richard Reti
Maczuski vs Kolisch, 1863 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Danish Double Attack in Paris, FR
Lindehn vs Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Adolf Anderssen is to King's Gambit what Fischer is to Najdorf.
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 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

The "Immortal Draw"
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Liverpool 1874 "Fiddling While Burn Roams" (GOTD)
Burn vs Owen, 1874 
(B07) Pirc, 14 moves, 1-0

Game61 The Art of the Checkmate by Georges Renaud & Victor Kahn
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

The jam-packed debut of the French Tarrasch.
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1889 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

The original "Double Bishop Sacrifice" Game.
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

"Gossip's Immortal"
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Lasker gets scorched when he brings out his queen
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

"Schlechter's Immortal" (game of the day Nov-13-2010)
B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Game 251 of Three Hundred Chess Games (Tarrasch)
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

"The Battle of Hastings" (game of the day Feb-23-2016)
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

The REAL "Immortal Zugzwang Game." Greco Gambit ML, 0-1
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

13 year-old Capa teaches the endgame from Colle Zukertort
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

"Rubinstein's Immortal" (game of the day Jan-06-2009)
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 27 Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Rubinstein vs Marshall, 1908  
(C49) Four Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Famous off-hand C-K mini: Q sac, Dble Check for Reti's Mate!!
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Schilling-Kostic Gambit, or Blackburne-Shilling Gambit
Muhlock vs Kostic, 1911 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 7 moves, 0-1

"Fatal Attraction" (game of the day Apr-10-2016)
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

"The Gold Coin Game" (game of the day Jul-25-2012)
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

G25'The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas'by Christoph Scheerer
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C48) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

"The Wayward Queen" (game of the day Oct-21-2011)
Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Game 21 in 'Modern Ideas in Chess' by Richard Reti
Capablanca vs R B Estera, 1913 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 1-0

"Black Magic Meets Witsch Craft" (game of the day Oct-31-2019)
Blackburne vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's Five Queens Game - is it a fake?
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

"Max Out" (game of the day Apr-18-2009) Double Rook Sacrifice!!
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Another Greek Gift followed by an Absolute Pin!
Marshall vs Stodie, 1920 
(B20) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

G324 of '500 Master Games of Chess' by Tartakower & du Mont
Tarrasch vs J Mieses, 1920 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 1-0

First modern Alekhine's Defense?
Saemisch vs Alekhine, 1921 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Triple Q sac? One of greatest games ever!! Remarkable Zugzwang!
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

How to punish unwarranted P advances. Also illustrates the art
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Marshall Counterattack (B40) 1-0 A Perfect Game
Reti vs Kostic, 1922 
(B40) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Zugzwang Game!
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Reti's Mate - Shades of Reti vs. Tartakower, 1910
Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1923 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

The epitome of Hypermodernism.
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Miniature: Smothered Q + Checkmate Threat =Resign!
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

Irving Chernev dubbed this game "the Immortal Zwischenzug Game"
Tartakower vs Capablanca, 1924 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

"The Immortal Overprotection Game" (game of the day Apr-01-2009
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 1-0Pin, Alekhine's GUN, Zw
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

"The Classic Bishop Sacrifice" in Vukovic's "The Art of Attack"
Colle vs J J O'Hanlon, 1930 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Boden's Mate, Peruvian style -- The Peruvian Immortal
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Les Prix de Beauté aux Echecs (Beauty Prize in Chess)
Rellstab vs Petrov, 1937 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

"The Blossoming Brilliance of Botvinnik" (game of the day Sep-1
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Batter me, fry me and serve me w/a side of chips - Baltic style
Keres vs Petrov, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

"The Baton of Generations" (game of the day Jun-03-2017)
Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

Exceptional EG is one of "Ten Greatest R+P endings of all time"
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

The English Immortal
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 150 Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

THE Game of the Century!!
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Tal laughs, and Fischer doesn't play 22.Rae1!
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1

If it's good enough for James Bond...
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

The other brother Byrne-Fischer.
R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

"A Fine Line" (game of the day Apr-03-2018)
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

"Horse Drawn" (game of the day Oct-03-2004)
I A Zaitsev vs Karpov, 1966 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Danish Immortal
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Boris Spassky's famous 17-move crusher w/the Black pieces
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Fischer's win that made Spassky applaud him!
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Game30 in The Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time by John Emms
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

"Careful Planinc" (game of the day Dec-26-2008) - Spectacular!
Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

The "supreme creative achievement" of Kasparov.
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

a splendid example of "Yusupov's Gun"
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch (E86) 0-1 GK's most dominating victory over Karpov
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's knight play is just spectacular, as is the Q sac!!
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

"The Evans Gambit Revisited" (game of the day Sep-15-2018)
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

"The Pearl of Wijk aan Zee" - "A modern Evergreen"
Cifuentes Parada vs Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

"Kasparov's Immortal"
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

The famed "Alterman Wall" game
Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A04) 0-1 Anastasia's mate
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Endgame mastery: Sacrificing the Q for B+R and a passed pawn
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1

Norway 2020: end of a 125 game streak without a loss
Duda vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 63 moves, 1-0

"That is really awesome. Wow." says the champ.
L P Supi vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B01) Scandinavian, 18 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Topalov, 2003 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 5 of 99 Schonheitspreise (Steinkohl)
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

GM Valeri Beim's book "Paul Morphy: A Modern Perspective"
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

Morphy's only loss: to Paulsen/at the American Chess Congress
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857 
(C46) Three Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

Andrew Smith vs Philidor, 1790 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Cochrane vs Staunton, 1841 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Staunton vs Horwitz, 1851  
(A13) English, 46 moves, 1-0

Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

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

Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1908  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

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

model example of ending that can arise in the Classical French
Tarrasch vs Teichmann, 1912 
(C14) French, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Games like this can be used to suck the student in.
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Extreme Efficiency, A Beautiful Mating Combination
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Alekhine-Yates had been played 3 1/2 months earlier
Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

his best game, 'from the artistic point of view.'
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

This one belongs in every "favorite" collection.
Polugaevsky vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

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