- Albin Planinc
35 games, 1965-1979
Albin Planinc was one of the most daring players of his time and loved by chess fans all over the world because of his play. This is just a small tribute to one of the best Slovenian players ever to engage in this endeavor we call chess.|
- Anonymous Blunderers Club
63 games, 1892-2011
Welcome to the Anonymous Blunderers Club. Here, you can start your journey to a blunderfree life today! We especially recommend the following game collection for you to study, entitled|
Incredible Blunders By Top GMs
How To Lose In Just One Easy Move
- Bruno Parma
32 games, 1961-1982
Parma was Junior world champion in 1961 and became a GM in 1963. He competed in 8 Olympiads and won 6 medals with the Yugoslav team, and lost only three games altogether (against Kavalek, Smejkal and Spassky). It may seem like a surprise, but he considers his greatest achievement that he played in over 400 games over a period of 20 years for his club in the Yugoslav league, mostly on the first board, and didn't lose a single game. A nice anecdote about him from the 1992 Manila Olympiad, where he was the coach of the Slovenian national team, which competed as a sovereign nation for the first time... at their arrival, Parma quickly seeked the smoker's lounge and began waiting. Soon, everybody was stopping by to greet him, from FIDE officials to players to old Russian players, then coaches already. Until his retirement as national coach in 1997, he was always the star of the team.|
- Dusko Pavasovic
15 games, 2001-2010
- Exciting, Original, Unusual And Other Draws
198 games, 1863-2017
Draws are usually looked unfavorably upon, but sometimes they can be as exciting as wins. I repeat, SOMETIMES.|
I have also included some unusual quick draws.
- Stojan Puc
11 games, 1945-1960
- The Best Of The Worst
62 games, 1620-2015
There are infinite collections of the greatest games, so I thought why not make one for the worst too. So, here it is, for you to... well... "enjoy" :-)|
- The Game Of The Year (1851 - )
47 games, 1851-1897
This is a personal selection of the best games of the year from 1851 on. I chose that particular year because of the 1851 London Tournament.|
Because it's a personal selection, I will (of course) be a little biased, particularly towards tactical and sacrificial games, games from important events (the biggest tournaments, World championship matches, etc.) and sometimes players I like. I will try and minimize this.
This is not a collection of "perfect" or "quasi-perfect" games, in my opinion, a game need not be "perfect" to qualify as great. Intense battles, where both players give their best, show ingenuity and creativity and despite making mistakes (which are an essential part of chess) cooperate to create very exciting games. Oh, and I won't include odds games.
I'm currently quite busy and won't have much time to research, so the collection will grow very slowly in the beginning.
All feedback, be it criticism, suggestions, your own opinions, games I might have missed or whatever, is most welcome. You can post it in my forum: User: TheAlchemist.
Thank you for taking the time to go through my collections and take care!
<A Selection Of Great Pre-1851 Games>
Some great games played before 1851.
Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475, Busnardo vs NN, 1590, Polerio vs Domenico, 1610,
Greco vs NN, 1620, Greco vs NN, 1620, Greco vs NN, 1620, L L'Aisne vs Maubuisson, 1680, Philidor vs NN, 1749, De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750, J J Rousseau vs D Hume, 1765, Mephisto vs NN, 1879, T Bowdler vs H Conway, 1788, A Smith vs Philidor, 1790, G Atwood vs J Wilson, 1798, J Cazenove vs D Tomalin, 1819, Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1827, Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1829, La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834, McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834, Bledow vs Von der Lasa, 1839, [bad chessgames.com link], Saint-Amant vs Staunton, 1843, Saint-Amant vs Staunton, 1843, Michelet vs Kieseritzky, 1845, F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844, J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850
Games that just fell short, but are still worth mentioning.
Anderssen vs Staunton, 1851, A Petrov vs F A Hoffmann, 1853, R Schulder vs S Boden, 1853, Maximov vs Andreyev, 1854, Loyd vs Charles Caldwell Moore, 1853, J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857, Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858, Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858, Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858, Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858, R Franz vs Mayet, 1858, Duke Karl / Count Casabianca vs Kolisch, 1859, J Smith vs G H Derrickson, 1860, J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1862, Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1866, Loyd vs S Rosenthal, 1867, K Wheeler vs LeBlanc, 1869, Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1870, G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1872, Steinitz vs Zukertort, 1872, Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1873, Chigorin vs Davydow, 1874, Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1876, Winawer vs Blackburne, 1882, Chigorin vs Zukertort, 1883, Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886, Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886, Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1889, Showalter vs Gossip, 1889, Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889, Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1890, J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890, H Clemenz vs F Eisenschmidt, 1862, Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1890, Charousek vs K Schneider, 1891, A M Levin vs Bilenkin, 1892, F Young vs L Dore, 1892, Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892, Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892, Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1893, Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893, Steinitz vs Lasker, 1894, Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894, B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893, Charousek vs J Wollner, 1895, Albin vs Bird, 1895, Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1895, Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1896, Lasker vs Blackburne, 1895, Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1895, Lasker vs Chigorin, 1895, Pillsbury vs Gunsberg, 1895, Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895, Tarrasch vs K Walbrodt, 1895,
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1895, Chigorin vs Teichmann, 1895, Janowski vs Albin, 1895,
Chigorin vs Charousek, 1896, Charousek vs Lasker, 1896, Janowski vs E Schallopp, 1896, Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896, Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896, Charousek vs Vilmos Lehner, 1897, Showalter vs Pillsbury, 1897,
And finally, some curious statistics:
WHITE WINS: 27
BLACK WINS: 19
5 Anderssen, Zukertort
3 Bird, Blackburne, Tarrasch
2 Morphy, Chigorin, E.Lasker
2 L.Paulsen, Mason, Steinitz
TOTAL NUMBER OF GAMES:
4 Bird, Blackburne, Tarrasch
3 L.Paulsen, Mason, Chigorin, E.Lasker
MOST GAMES BETWEEN THE SAME PLAYERS:
4 Anderssen-Zukertort (2-2)
2 Steinitz-Anderssen (2-0)
2 Steinitz-Zukertort (1-1)
2 Pillsbury-E.Lasker (1-1)
- Vasja Pirc
12 games, 1931-1962
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