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Best Chess Games of All Kinds of Determination
Compiled by Littlejohn

Thanks to A.J. Goldsby-, Bill Wall, Tim Krabbe, Andrew Soltice, John Nunn, Graham Burgess, John Emms for their influence and recommendations, Google them.

Michael Adams and Hikaru Nakamura are overrepresented compared to Jose Capablanca, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vassily Smyslov, Mikhail Tal, Tigran Petrosian, Anatoly Karpov, Viktor Korchnoi, Vishy Anand, Magnus Carlsen, etc.

"Every master was once a disaster." – T.S. Wood

"It takes a dream to get started, desire to keep going, and determination to finish." – Eddie Harris, Jr.

"There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there's life, there is hope." ― Stephen Hawking

"Chess is the art of analysis." ― Mikhail Botvinnik

"Chess is imagination." ― David Bronstein

"Chess is as much a mystery as women." – Cecil John Seddon Purdy

"Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they'll turn out." ― Randall Munroe

One of Bobby Fischer's famous utterances is that "Chess is life."

"Chess is my life, but my life is not chess." ― Anatoly Karpov

"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." ― Forrest Gump

"Life is like a game of chess. To win you need to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with insight and knowledge and by learning the lessons that are accumulated along the way. We become each and every piece within the game called LIFE." ― Alan Rufus

"The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don't give up." ― Robert Tew

"Life is like a cup of coffee or tea. No matter how bitter it may be, it is always enjoyable." ― Jason Wong

"There is more to life than increasing its speed." ― Mahatma Gandhi

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." ― Dalai Lama

"The game of chess is not just an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it… Life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often pointed to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with." ― Benjamin Franklin

"Chess is played with the mind and not with the hands." ― Renaud & Kahn, The Art of the Checkmate

"Out of difficulties grow miracles." ― Jean de la Bruyere

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." ― Albert Einstein

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." ― Albert Einstein

"Failure is success in progress." ― Albert Einstein

"Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it." ― Mia Hamm

"The broader the chess player you are, the easier it is to be competitive, and the same seems to be true of mathematics - if you can find links between different branches of mathematics, it can help you resolve problems. In both mathematics and chess, you study existing theory and use that to go forward." ― Viswanathan Anand

"A quitter never wins and a winner never quits." ― Napoleon Hill

"Tough times never last, but tough people do." ― Robert. H. Schuller

"By perseverance the snail reached the ark." ― Charles Spurgeon

"Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock." ― Unknown

"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity." ― Louis Pasteur

"All of the real heroes are not storybook combat fighters either. Every single man in this Army play a vital role. Don't ever let up. Don't ever think that your job is unimportant. Every man has a job to do and he must do it. Every man is a vital link in the great chain." ― General George S. Patton, U.S. Army

"Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them." ― Napoleon Bonaparte, French military and political leader

After winning a good game, I always ask myself: "Where did I go right?" ― Tom Wiswell (1910-1988) who made a quote regarding playing checkers worth using in chess circles.

"Life is like a chess. If you lose your queen, you will probably lose the game." — Being Caballero

"Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent." — Billy Graham

"Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn't mean they're lost forever." — Professor X

"If you're positive (attitude) you can get through it OK. When you think negatively, you're putting poison in your body. Just smile. They say laughter is the best medicine there is." — Elsa Bailey, athlete, 100 years old

"If plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters – 204 if you're in Japan." — Claire Cook

"Life is like a game of chess. I cannot undue the moves but I can make the next step better." — Edwin Tan

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us." — Alexander Graham Bell

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending." — Maria Robinson

"I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I know I can." – Watty Piper

"The winner of the game is the player who makes the next to last mistake." —Savielly Tartakower

"Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose." — Nancy Kerrigan

"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." — Martin Luther King Jr.

* 15 Life Lessons:

"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." — Pablo Picasso

"Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly." — Thomas Jefferson

"Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching." — Satchel Paige

"If you're doing something just to make money, it's easy to quit. Most people do. But if you're doing something because it makes you come alive, then removing the restrictions life throws at you clears the path." — Evan Carmichael

"I believe where there is a will, there is a way. You just can't give up, you have to keep going." — Charmaney Bayton

"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." —Harriet Beecher Stowe

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." ― C.S. Lewis

"I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again." — F. Scott Fitzgerald

"You just can't beat the person who won't give up." — Babe Ruth

Don't Quit
Poet: Edgar A. Guest

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit -
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns.
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a fellow turns about when he
Might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than it seems
To a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up when he
Might have captured the victor's cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down, How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And when you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst,
You must not quit.

"Rest if you must but don't you quit!" — Anonymous

"Courage doesn't always roar, sometimes it's the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow'." — Mary Anne Radmacher

"The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on." — Barack Obama

$ $ $

"Elon Musk, the world's richest person, recently revealed his strategy for investing alongside record inflation.

According to the WSJ, since February 2020, the Fed increased the nation's money supply by a staggering 40%. To some experts, it explains why the U.S. is experiencing its highest inflation rate since 1981.

The Tesla and SpaceX founder told investors, in his experience, it's "better to own physical things than dollars when inflation is high." That's especially shocking from Musk, who has historically passionately supported cryptocurrencies and other digital goods.

The "physical goods" he mentioned could include oil, metals, and grains, which have all soared in prices…" — Nigel Glenday, Chief Financial Officer

"If you do what you need, you're surviving. If you do what you want, you're living." — Unknown

"Stick to the prepared plan, man. Don't let others down who expect you to do your part. Do no harm. Fools rush in. Be calm, composed, wise; obey boundaries. Control your impulses, urges, your emotions, your words and actions. Respectfully play by the rules, or willful recklessness will burn you soon enough. All God's ambular creatures must stay back off thin ice. Mother Nature and Father Time always have their say. Be safe and sound as you explore." — Anonymous Bear

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

Fischer's Immortal-The Game Of The Century.
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Nunn's Immortal
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Yusupov's Immortal
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

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

Nezhmetdinov's Immortal
Polugaevsky vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Gufeld's Immortal
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

Tal's Immortal
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Nakamura!
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

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

The Most Famous Game of All Time
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Morphy's Immortal
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

30.Ba3!! Mind boggling game.
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

The Evergreen Game.
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Simply Amazing!
Nakamura vs J W Loyte, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 30 moves, 1-0

36.Rc5!! amazing depth.
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Petrov's Immortal.
F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

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

Smyslov's Immortal
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

Karpov's Immortal
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Capablanca's Immortal Zugzwang in the style of "My System"!
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Double B sac,King hunt and an X-ray mate.
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

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

Attack on the King stuck in the center.
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Najdorf's Immortal
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

A Brilliancy among Brilliancies.
C Hoi vs Gulko, 1988 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Sacrifice Exchange Game. 6 sacs 4 exchs
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Best game of the match 1972.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's Gem- his favorite.
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Jaw dropping game.Amazing sacrifices.
R Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

The mighty Ruy Lopez-Kasparov style.
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

This "kid" is very very good. with a 2700+ USCF rating
Nakamura vs Shabalov, 2005 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Another Immortal Sacrifice Game. 6 sacs
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

A bizarre and brilliant game with a Q sac and a windmill.
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Kingside attack World Champion style.
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Strategic R sac and game winning Q sac.Superb game!
Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

Morphy's famous queen sac.
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

A game we will see in a future tactics book.Brilliant!
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

R takes N on f6! Brilliant King-side attack.
Ragozin vs P Noskov, 1930 
(B40) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Amazing King-side attack and Q sac.Very instructive.
Krogius vs Stein, 1960 
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

The famous double bishop sac.
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

All Lopez players must study is brilliant game.
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

It's always better to sacrifice your opponents pieces
Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1927 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

29.Bg2!! The greatest quiet move of all time.
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

A real beauty.Square by square control.
P Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

White N outpost at d5 in the sicilian creates huge attack.
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

The Greatest Chess Move Ever Played !!!
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

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

A great attack on f7,and a brutal see-saw check.
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Brilliant game with amazing Q sac
Torre vs N Banks, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

A Nimzo style positional brilliancy.
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

Amazing tactics and sacrifices.Fantastic finish.
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

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

Pawn Power
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1926 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Crushing control of space.
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Pawn Power
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Tal's brilliant attack.
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Capablanca's favorite game.
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

31.Qf1!! A brilliant anti-sicilian.
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

A strategic queenside attack brilliancy.
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Zwischenzug! and 2 perplexing N sacs.
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

The Rook or (hog) on the 7th rank.
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

A Strategic Brilliancy! very instructive.
Gufeld vs B Ivanovic, 1979 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

21.Rxd4!! Fantastic use of the Bishops for mate.
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Sacs both Rooks .Opens H-file ,then mate.
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Knight torture
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Fischer goes hypermodern,sacs his N and B for mate.
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Karopov's pieces go back home.Pawn Power Wins.
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1

The amazing King march.
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

A Fischer-like N attack and King hunt.
R Cifuentes Parada vs Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

A truly artistic game,with an amazing Q sac.
G Stoltz vs H Steiner, 1952 
(A21) English, 34 moves, 1-0

The Swindler gets Swindled! A Famous Game.
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Positional brilliancy by Kasparov.Amazing Q sac.
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

"Along Came a Spider" (game of the day May-05-2005)
Polgar vs Adams, 1999 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 0-1

"Oll's Well That Ends Well" (game of the day Dec-20-2008)
Oll vs M Ulybin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

"The Ukrainian Immortal" (game of the day Aug-21-2017)
E Korchmar vs Y Polyak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Amazing skill with the minor pieces.Great exchange sacs.
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Lasker calls out the King with R exchange sacs.
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

"Full Nelson" (game of the day Nov-09-2013)
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

"Clerical Error" (game of the day Oct-21-2009)
Nakamura vs S Muhammad, 2004 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

"Meta-Morphysis" (game of the day Aug-14-2005)
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

A dynamic brilliancy by Kramnik.
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 0-1

Brilliant Tactical Game and Rook sac
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs P Romanovsky, 1929 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

The threat of mate creates deadly tactics.
Kholmov vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

A great minor piece battle.Very instructive.
Fischer vs Stein, 1967 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 1-0

All out attack on the uncastled King with positional sacs.
Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

The Q takes the R sac. R goes to the 2nd rank.
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Classic King side attack.
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

"Korchnoi Écorché" (game of the day Dec-07-2009)
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

"Pulling a Rabbit out of the Hat" (game of the day Jan-07-2010)
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

2800 ELO barrier breaking win: A nice win to win Corus 2006
Anand vs Gelfand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

"Spirit of '76" (game of the day Feb-27-2012)
Ljubojevic vs Andersson, 1976 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Sacs both rooks and Q for a mating net on the uncastled King.
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

"Lev Levels" (game of the day Jan-09-2010)
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Great N and R sacs crush the Najdorf.
Velimirovic vs Ljubojevic, 1972 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

"Chucking the Queen" (game of the day Sep-08-2018)
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Sacs both Rooks for pawn promotion threat.
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 47 moves, 0-1

"Very Garry" (game of the day Aug-17-2017)
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

"Sixth Sense" (game of the day Apr-21-2012)
Gruenfeld vs Alekhine, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

The Knights-Bishops-Holds of Nakamura is an Ottoman.
M Leon Hoyos vs Nakamura, 2006 
(A04) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

A brilliant back row mate threat.
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

"Vlad to the Bone" (game of the day Nov-06-2005)
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

"Last Dance" (game of the day Nov-28-2016)
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Famous Game.
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Famous Game,"Pawns are the Soul of Chess"
Philidor vs NN, 1749 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

"Char Broiler" (game of the day Nov-04-2009)
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

The proverbial "Chess Battle".An all time classic.
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Geller tears down the castle.
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Keres nails the Najdorf with a dynamic attack.
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

"Under the Microscope of Analysis" (game of the day Feb-18-2016
Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

"Monte Carlo Simulation" (game of the day Apr-16-2018)
Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 0-1

"Precious Time" (game of the day )
Kholmov vs Keres, 1959 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

"School of Hard Naks" (game of the day Apr-11-2006)
Nakamura vs I Cheparinov, 2006 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

"A Wrench in the French" (game of the day Jun-07-2016)
Korchnoi vs M Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

"Mad TV" (game of the day Jul-20-2015)
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

"King David" (game of the day Nov-18-2006)
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

"Adam's Grapple" (game of the day Jul-29-2010)
Adams vs Topalov, 2006 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 1-0

Another great game using zwischenzug
Nakamura vs Smirin, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

"Baku Debacle" (game of the day Oct-19-2018)
Kasparov vs Csom, 1980 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 29 moves, 1-0

"Bischoff's Bishop" (game of the day Jan-18-2009)
K Bischoff vs J Nogueiras, 1998 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 40 moves, 1-0

"Pawnslaught" (game of the day Apr-19-2016)
Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 35 moves, 1-0

"When Pawns Attack" (game of the day Sep-15-2016)
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

"Petty Larseny" (game of the day Jan-02-2013)
Fischer vs Larsen, 1958 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

"Bish, You Were Here" (game of the day Apr-13-2019)
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 56 moves, 1-0

"Paper Tiger" (game of the day Jun-13-2005)
Nakamura vs T Hillarp Persson, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 100 moves, 1-0

“Big Fish at E Leven”
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

"Big and Tal" (game of the day May-21-2015)
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1

"Queenless Attack" (game of the day Aug-11-2018)
Portisch vs J Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 60 Modern Chess Masterpieces (Stohl)
Ivanchuk vs S Volkov, 2005 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 1-0

"Last Bishop of Havana" (game of the day Jul-29-2021)
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

It all came down to a single tempo.
Stripunsky vs Nakamura, 2007 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

"The Final Curtain" (game of the day Mar-10-2006)
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

"Kasparov Smearin'" (game of the day Jan-04-2014)
Kasparov vs Smirin, 1988 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

"King of Sorrow" (game of the day May-08-2011)
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

"More Tal Kombat" (game of the day Aug-02-2017)
F Thorbergsson vs Tal, 1964 
(E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

"Tal Tales" (game of the day Apr-10-2005)
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

"The Yates Motel" (game of the day Jan-28-2016)
Alekhine vs Yates, 1923 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 50 moves, 0-1

"An Opening Trap to Remember" (game of the day Jul-09-2021)
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

No. 35 from 100 Best Games of the 20th Century
Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1961 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

"The SMERSH Gambit" (game of the day Jan-30-2017)
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

69...Be3!! Good Moehrning!
O M Hindle vs G Moehring, 1964 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 77 moves, 0-1

"Five Million Dollar Man" (game of the day Nov-11-2015)
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

"Denver Omelette" (game of the day Oct-26-2007)
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

Could this be Geller's best game ever?
Geller vs Keres, 1973 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

"A Real Problem Move" (game of the day Feb-26-2002)
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

"My best game in ten years." - Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

two bishops beat two rooks!!
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Tal was quite a character, had a hip flask and a wicked grin.
Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

What an immortal piece of art, what a masterpiece!!!
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1895 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Amazingly similar to this game: Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914
Spassky vs Tal, 1979 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

A sneaky double Bishop sac.
Taimanov vs A Shashin, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Entertaining game... fearless white attack
Fomenko vs L Radchenko, 1967 
(C59) Two Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Informant 12 ranked it as the best game of the previous volume.
Fischer vs Unzicker, 1970 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Tal vs H Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Short vs Kasparov, 1992 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 37 moves, 0-1

A J Mestel vs Gufeld, 1987 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

P Romanovsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925 
(C16) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

M Thinius vs V Beim, 1993 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 35 moves, 0-1

Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

J Friedel vs Nakamura, 2007 
(C11) French, 51 moves, 0-1

Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Short, 1993 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Kamsky, 1993 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Keene vs V Kovacevic, 1973  
(A06) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Fischer, 1962 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Short vs R J Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

X Zhao vs D Reizniece-Ozola, 2006 
(E92) King's Indian, 56 moves, 1-0

Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

Geller vs E Kogan, 1946 
(B53) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Tal vs J Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs S van Mindeno, 1927 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

B Greenwald vs Fischer, 1963 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 29 moves, 0-1

Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1919 
(C13) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs A Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926  
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

N Mannheimer vs Nimzowitsch, 1930  
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

Steinitz vs Rock, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs Paulsen, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886  
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs V Chekhover, 1935 
(A13) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Keres, 1966 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Chigorin vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1903 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Lasker, 1934 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 0-1

F Bohatirchuk vs L Savitsky, 1934 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

V Chekhover vs Kasparian, 1936 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

J Tisdall vs G D Lee, 1981 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Mecking, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

K Georgiev vs Miles, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Andersson, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1992 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C45) Scotch Game, 102 moves, 1-0

Keene vs Robatsch, 1971  
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

P Ofstad vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Motylev vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 0-1

Shirov vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 40 moves, 0-1

Lputian vs Kasparov, 1976 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

M Lowcki vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Keene vs S Kerr, 1979  
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

J F Barry vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1969 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Leonov, 1949 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

L Day vs Suttles, 1969 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 40 moves, 1-0

Ed. Lasker vs B Winkelman, 1926 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Lilienthal vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

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

Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

H Olafsson vs J Levitt, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

Lutikov vs Velimirovic, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Portisch, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Averbakh vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 39 moves, 0-1

Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

M Szigeti vs Benko, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Portisch, 1965 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0

Ivkov vs Portisch, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs U Geller, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs O Neikirch, 1958 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs Fischer, 1959 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs Eckert, 1940 
(C13) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs M Wahls, 1992 
(B07) Pirc, 37 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Gelfand, 1991 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Psakhis vs Kasparov, 1990 
(A10) English, 30 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1990 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs J Pribyl, 1980 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1989 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Gheorghiu, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Salov, 1989 
(A15) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E92) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Speelman vs Kasparov, 1988 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1988 
(A28) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Timman vs Kasparov, 1988 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 45 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs A Sokolov, 1988 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Andersson, 1988 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 38 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 63 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987  
(A13) English, 64 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987 
(A21) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Tal, 1987 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 31 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Tal vs M Pasman, 1953 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 40 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs Pelletier, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 52 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

S Brzozka vs Bronstein, 1963 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 70 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Granda Zuniga vs Seirawan, 1993 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Huebner, 1982 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Kamsky vs Polgar, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 38 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs Stein, 1962 
(E70) King's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Yermolinsky vs L Christiansen, 2006 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Timman vs Kasparov, 1985 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs E Rojahn, 1956 
(C58) Two Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs Larsen, 1970 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Keres vs D Byrne, 1972 
(D94) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Kamsky vs Karpov, 1993 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Csom, 1977 
(A16) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Browne vs Bisguier, 1974 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 51 moves, 0-1

Keres vs K Richter, 1942  
(A28) English, 59 moves, 0-1

J Klavins vs Tal, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 45 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 42 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

M Lazarevic vs N Gaprindashvili, 1961 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Szabo vs G Sigurjonsson, 1968 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

H J Cordes vs Miles, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 36 moves, 1-0

A Ostapenko vs S Kurkin, 1970 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

F Catheley vs M Hadzikaric, 1995 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

A Shashin vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 35 moves, 1-0

V Ruban vs A Poluljahov, 1994 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 28 moves, 1-0

J Cukierman vs Tartakower, 1930 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

J Cukierman vs A Voisin, 1928 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

P Moran Santamaria vs E Franco Raymundo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

H Ni vs M Mchedlishvili, 2005 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 37 moves, 1-0

Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

B Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

N Bakulin vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Tal vs G Fuster, 1958 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs O Celle, 1964 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Tal vs J H Donner, 1968 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

Kavalek vs Matulovic, 1966 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

E Nikolic vs Fischer, 1968 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

V Kozomara vs R Byrne, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1960 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 24 moves, 1-0

Evans vs Bisguier, 1958 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs Smyslov, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 32 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

Benko vs I A Horowitz, 1968 
(A12) English with b3, 20 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Ivkov vs J H Donner, 1965 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Tal vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Bolbochan, 1966 
(B89) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs P Dely, 1967 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Benko, 1959 
(B57) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

A strategic masterpiece
L Day vs T Koliada, 1994 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Tal vs F Olafsson, 1961 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Stein vs Portisch, 1962 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Suetin, 1967 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 59 moves, 1-0

R Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Gligoric, 1963 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 43 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Bolbochan, 1962  
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Navara vs J Helbich, 1998 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 27 moves, 0-1

T Nielsen vs Thormod Furu, 2001 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 15 moves, 0-1

Romanishin vs Beliavsky, 1993 
(C15) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

Radjabov vs Shirov, 2006 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Torre vs B Verlinsky, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Torre vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1925 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

Fine vs A Kevitz, 1932 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 32 moves, 1-0

Fine vs Lasker, 1936  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Manhattan CC, 1931 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

Kavalek vs W Pietzsch, 1967 
(A22) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Y Wang vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Bologan, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

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

Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Marotti / Napoli / de Simone / del, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

Yakovich vs Bronstein, 1994 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

Vitacek vs Duras, 1900 
(C22) Center Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs R L'hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Andersson vs Tal, 1983 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

Andersson vs Karpov, 1995 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 18 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs J Durao, 1974 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Averbakh, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

Nunn vs C Pritchett, 1986 
(B89) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Yang Shen defeats Russian Champion Rublevsky in a critical game
Shen Yang vs Rublevsky, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 47 moves, 1-0

"Disposing the Tarrasch" (game of the day Aug-02-2016)
Smyslov vs Ribli, 1983 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1-0

"Adams Family" (game of the day Jan-11-2006)
Adams vs V Akopian, 2004 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

A model Isolated Queen Pawn (IQP) game
Petrosian vs Balashov, 1974 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 28 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 blitz?
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1994 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1-0

"Fire Marshall" (game of the day Jan-07-2013)
E M Jackson vs Marshall, 1899 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

"Larry Fine" (game of the day Jul-20-2008)
L Christiansen vs Wojtkiewicz, 2006 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 23 moves, 1-0

"Get in on the Ground Florin" (game of the day Feb-28-2007)
Gheorghiu vs Kavalek, 1969 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 25 moves, 0-1

"The Hedgehog that Roared" (game of the day Sep-30-2012)
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

"She Loves Me, Shirov Me Not" (game of the day Apr-25-2015)
Shirov vs Polgar, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

"Maroczy Music" (game of the day Feb-08-2005)
Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

"Gata Go Now" (game of the day Feb-18-2009)
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

"The Wrath of Khan" (game of the day Jan-14-2018)
Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

"My Dinner With Andrei" (game of the day Dec-05-2008)
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

"Landa Big One" (game of the day Jul-17-2011)
Landa vs E Shaposhnikov, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

"Court Marshall" (game of the day Dec-18-2006)
Marshall vs Janowski, 1899 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 47 moves, 0-1

"Emil Fit For A King" (game of the day May-13-2009)
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

"Crème de la Kram" (game of the day Feb-21-2016)
Kramnik vs Anand, 2001 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

Chess Informant: 100 Golden Games + 10 Best
Gelfand vs B Kantsler, 2001 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 34 moves, 0-1

24...b1=Q, 27.b8=Q+
I Sokolov vs Dreev, 2001 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

"Fit as a Svidler" (game of the day Feb-07-2009)
Svidler vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

"Over the Top" (game of the day Jul-14-2016)
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

"Slim to Nunn" (game of the day Jun-06-2013)
Nunn vs I Nataf, 1999 
(B32) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

"Three Freed Golden Pieces" (game of the day Jul-23-2022)
A Veingold vs Fridman, 1998 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

8. Larry's Eleven Favourite Attacking Games of the 1990's
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

"Kids Play the Darndest Things" (game of the day Nov-12-2016)
Karjakin vs Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

"Teimour the Merrier" (game of the day Jan-20-2007)
Anand vs Radjabov, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

"Mashed Poyatos" (game of the day Mar-31-2015)
Nakamura vs J Fluvia Poyatos, 2007 
(D80) Grunfeld, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 14 of 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs C Kottnauer, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal Correspondence Game" (game of the day Jun-22-2012
A Sundin vs Erik Andersson, 1964 
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 0-1 Q sac for K hunt
J Bai vs Ding Liren, 2017 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

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