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Graeme Cree's Under-Anthologized Games
Compiled by generror
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An interesting selection of games that not everyone may know.

The game titles are Graeme's.

Source: http://graeme.50webs.com/chesschamp...

Missing games:

* Silva - Rafael 1978 (Do you think this one might have been pre-arranged?)

* Hackbart - Cree 1988 (The Immortal Mirror Game!)

Oldest known modern chess game
F de Castellvi vs N Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Morphy losing to 1. a3???
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 77 moves, 1-0

What would YOU do for a -Klondike Bar- Pawn?
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 66 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein talks a little smack
H Wolf vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

One of the most instructional endgames of all time.
E Cohn vs Rubinstein, 1909 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

One of the best Skittles games since Anderssen-Dufresne
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Wildest game in a dull match
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Immortal Draw
Alekhine vs Reti, 1922 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Torre's Windmill Combination
Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

One World Champ beats another in a simul
Capablanca vs Botvinnik, 1925 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

A boring Danish?
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1926 
(C21) Center Game, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Doomsday Defense
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spoiled brilliancy
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

A cardiac draw
Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1928 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Last time a World Champ lost to an Evans?
I Kan vs Botvinnik, 1929 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Winter loses his nerve
Botvinnik vs W Winter, 1936  
(A15) English, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capa, Tartakover and Chess Review miss an easy win?
Capablanca vs Fine, 1938 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Highway Robbery
Reshevsky vs Denker, 1942 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 45 moves, 1-0

Great Stalemate Swindle
C Pilnick vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

Denker's Greatest Day
Denker vs Fine, 1944 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

An offense against nature!
Petrosian vs Dzaparidze, 1945 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Isn't a Rook usually enough to win?
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(A91) Dutch Defense, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

0-0: The rarest result
E Hearst vs Mednis, 1956 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Infamous Queen Hang
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 36 moves, 0-1

The one American who could beat Bobby Fischer
A Turner vs Fischer, 1956 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 53 moves, 1-0

The one American who could beat Bobby Fischer
A Turner vs Fischer, 1956 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Rules Lawyer's Delight
D Byrne vs Reshevsky, 1957 
(A14) English, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer's last loss to an American for 3½ years
C Kalme vs Fischer, 1957 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 45 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Mutual Fear Game!
Averbakh vs Fischer, 1958 
(E73) King's Indian, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Most famous upset in Interzonal history
R Cardoso vs Bronstein, 1958 
(B06) Robatsch, 42 moves, 1-0

Revenge on Tal, taken out on Korchnoi!
Korchnoi vs Tolush, 1958 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 0-1

An underwhelming game [? or game 15?]
Keres vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 53 moves, 0-1

The Royal Fork
M Aaron vs Filip, 1962 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 25 moves, 0-1

Geller writes down a winner, plays a loser
Fischer vs Geller, 1962 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Keres falls short, Episode 4
Benko vs Keres, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Illegal Grandmaster Draw, but so what?
Uhlmann vs Fischer, 1962 
(E79) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bisguier finds yet another way to lose to Fischer
Fischer vs Bisguier, 1963 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

The Swindle of the Century
Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Windmill Combination spoiled
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Polish Defense in a World Championship??
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Hot Poisoned Pawn Action!
Kavalek vs Fischer, 1967 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian in Tal's clothing
Petrosian vs Estrin, 1968 
(A21) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky finally gets the US Championship back.
Evans vs Reshevsky, 1969 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

Grind, Grind, Grind...
Geller vs Fischer, 1970 
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 72 moves, 0-1

Just when it was getting interesting, too...
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian's only loss in Olympic Play
Huebner vs Petrosian, 1972 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 37 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky gets Byrned
Reshevsky vs R Byrne, 1973 
(E92) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Bard the Bowman has got nothing on Karpov
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Karpov blown off the board in 19 moves??
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

Petrosian forgets a rule, Korchnoi talks smack
O H Castro Rojas vs Petrosian, 1976 
(C00) French Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Houdini, eat your heart out
Huebner vs Petrosian, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

A rare Grandmaster checkmate
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

That game won't win itself, ya know!
Spassky vs Hort, 1977 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

An incredible double blunder
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 0-1

Byrne gets Byrned
J Bradford vs R Byrne, 1980 
(A14) English, 34 moves, 1-0

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