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Timwestlund's favorite games
Compiled by Timwestlund
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Dubov's immortal
Dubov vs Karjakin, 2020 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 1-0

Karpov's signature game
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

An extra piece is worthless if you can't move
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Amazing king walk by Short
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Karpov's immortal double exchange sac
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

The greatest move ever played
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

The best classical bishop sacrifice ever
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

The greatest queen sac of all time
R Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

The octopus game
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's double rook sac
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

An endgame masterpiece by Capa
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

The game of the century
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk murders Kasparov with the Moscow variation
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

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

Defensive exchange sac
Reshevsky vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Who said the Petrov is boring
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1

Bishop vs knight masterpiece
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

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

Spassky murders Larsen in famous miniature
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Spassky wins brilliantly in the king's gambit
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

N Grandelius vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2021 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

Crushing exchange sac
N Grandelius vs Shirov, 2018 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 39 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Xiong vs So, 2017 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 31 moves, 0-1

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

Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

Anand vs P Maghsoodloo, 2020 
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Black's queen is imprisoned on a8
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

15.Bd3! and 21.Re7!
So vs Firouzja, 2021 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Crushing Carlsen in Norway
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2017 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

A brilliant, murderous attack
Gligoric vs Nyback, 2004 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

King hunt gone wrong
Filip vs K Darga, 1961 
(A14) English, 33 moves, 0-1

King hunt
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

The bishop pair
Alekhine vs C H Alexander, 1936  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

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