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Evgeny Vasiukov, Chess Champion of Moscow
Compiled by nizmo11
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Games from Evgeny Vasiukov, Chess Champion of Moscow by Alexander Nikitin, English translation by Alexei Zakharov, ISBN 978-5-6041769-0-0

game 1, colorful play with a happy outcome
Vasiukov vs Korchnoi, 1953 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 2, with youthful fervor
Petrosian vs Vasiukov, 1956 
(A05) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

game 3, Ideas and concerete play
Bronstein vs Vasiukov, 1956
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 4, The battle of sharp play lovers
Bronstein vs Vasiukov, 1959
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 5, The time-trouble seesaw
Bronstein vs Vasiukov, 1961 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 6, Two rooks or three minor pieces
Vasiukov vs Korchnoi, 1959
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 7, Pawn wedge versus bishop
Vasiukov vs Spassky, 1959 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 8, The meeting of two Musketeers
Tolush vs Vasiukov, 1960
(E70) King's Indian, 20 moves, 0-1

game 9, Closer to the truth and beauty
Furman vs Vasiukov, 1959
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 40 moves, 0-1

game 10, in the Style of Chigorin
Vasiukov vs Boris Lebedev, 1960
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

game 11, Vasily Smyslov's endgame study
Smyslov vs Vasiukov, 1961 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 12, the successors of two luminaries
Vasiukov vs Uhlmann, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

game 13, He said,"Let's go!"
Tal vs Vasiukov, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

game 14, a trap for the King
Vasiukov vs Taimanov, 1965 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

game 15, The classic in the vise
Vasiukov vs Smyslov, 1966 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

game 16, When it's too late to drink Borjomi
Geller vs Vasiukov, 1968 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

game 17, Striking the enemy's strong point
Vasiukov vs A Matanovic, 1970 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

game 18, a checkers-like combination
Vasiukov vs Alburt, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

game 19, Playing a gambit against a Titan
Portisch vs Vasiukov, 1974 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 47 moves, 0-1

game 20, When an idea goes bust
Vasiukov vs Bronstein, 1978 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

game 21, The triumph of persistent defense
Averbakh vs Vasiukov, 1978
(A16) English, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 22, a well-developed structure
Vasiukov vs Sveshnikov, 1982
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

game 23, a cascade of sacrifices with quiet moves
Vasiukov vs Rantanen, 1988 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

game 24, Breaking through the center
Vasiukov vs R Gunawan, 1988 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

game 25, His majesty's own contribution
Vasiukov vs Vyzmanavin, 1995
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

game 26, The King run
Vasiukov vs Morozevich, 2001
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 27, Giving it some Welly
Vasiukov vs Van Wely, 2002 
(B53) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

game 28, Friendship is all very well, but a win is a win...
Vasiukov vs Nikitin, 2002
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

game 29, Brotherly help
Taimanov vs Vasiukov, 2011
(A22) English, 38 moves, 0-1

game 30, Playing on two fronts
Vasiukov vs Balashov, 2017
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 54 moves, 1-0

game 31, The unfinished attack (annotated by Vasiukov)
Polugaevsky vs Mecking, 1977 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

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