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  1. "Larsen's Selected Games" by Bent Larsen
    This is a collection of all 50 games from Bent Larsen's book, "Larsen's Selected Games of Chess", published in 1969.
    50 games, 1951-1969

  2. Attack with Mikhail Tal
    Games from this book.
    29 games, 1856-1988

  3. Attack with Mikhail Tal-Assault/Invasion/Lines
    From "Attack with Mikhail Tal," by Mikhail Tal and Iakov Damsky, Everyman Chess, 1994 and 2003. Chapter and move for examination listed. Chapters 3, 4 and 5 (The Assault Ratio; Invasion Trajectories; Lines of Communication).
    10 games, 1957-1973

  4. Attack with Mikhail Tal-Destroying the Fortress
    From "Attack with Mikhail Tal," by Mikhail Tal and Iakov Damsky, Everyman Chess, 1994 and 2003. Move for examination listed. Chapter 9 (Destroying the Fortress Wall).
    13 games, 1965-1984

  5. Attack with Mikhail Tal-King in the Centre
    From "Attack with Mikhail Tal," by Mikhail Tal and Iakov Damsky, Everyman Chess, 1994 and 2003. Chapter and move for examination listed. Chapters 1 and 2 (King in the Centre; Breakthrough in the Centre).
    11 games, 1956-1987

  6. Attack with Mikhail Tal-Outposts/Defenders/Royal
    From "Attack with Mikhail Tal," by Mikhail Tal and Iakov Damsky, Everyman Chess, 1994 and 2003. Chapter and move for examination listed. Chapters 6, 7, 8 (Outposts; Eliminating Defenders; At the Royal Court).
    13 games, 1954-1987

  7. Boris Gelfand: My Most Memorable Games
    47 games, 1986-2004

  8. Boris Spassky's Best Games
    The best games of Spassky's career.

    Chess is like life. - Boris Spassky

    Which do I prefer? Sex or chess? It depends on the position. - Boris Spassky

    When I am in form, my style is a little bit stubborn, almost brutal. Sometimes I feel a great spirit of fight which drives me on. – Boris Spassky

    After I won the title, I was confronted with the real world. People do not behave naturally anymore - hypocrisy is everywhere. - Boris Spassky

    In my country, at that time, being a champion of chess was like being a King. At that time I was a King … and when you are King you feel a lot of responsibility, but there is nobody there to help you. - Boris Spassky

    I don’t want ever to be champion again. - Boris Spassky

    I enjoy life, sometimes with a good bottle of wine! But don't count on me in tournaments that demand a lot of nervous energy, like the French championship. I am empty; these are not for me anymore. - Boris Spassky

    The Cary Grant of the 64 Squares. - Larry Parr

    Highly cultured with interests in all fields of human knowledge, a man of impeccable comportment, great modesty ... one of the favorites of all chessplayers. - Max Euwe

    When Spassky offers you a piece, you may just as well resign. – Miguel Najdorf

    I believe that judged by his style of play, Spassky is much closer to Alekhine and Tal than to Smyslov, Botvinnik, or Petrosian. This is probably why, when Spassky was in his best form, neither Tal nor Korchnoi could really put up much resistance against him. Spassky could read their play (especially that of Tal) like an open book. – Garry Kasparov

    The universal chess style, characterized by the ability to play quite different types of chess positions, is considered by many to derive from that of Boris Spassky. But I think that the general idea that Spassky has a universal style overlooks the fact that from an early age, Spassky had a bent for sharp, attacking play and a good eye for the initiative. – Garry Kasparov

    It is characteristic that Spassky has never in his life started a game with 1.Nf3. He must have considered it a “semi-move”, real moves being only those that lead to an immediate fight. All of those notorious opening peculiarities (such as avoiding this, that, and the other and preventing the other that and this) seemed repulsive to him. – Garry Kasparov

    Spassky was the first great chess player to use both 1.e4 and 1.d4 with equal success. He managed to employ these moves more harmoniously than any other world champion. – Garry Kasparov

    One of the soundest attacking players ever, Spassky nonetheless took very few chances. Totally dominant until he lost to the irresistible juggernaut known as Bobby Fischer. After that loss, he was never the same. – Bruce Pandolfini

    Spassky sacrifices his pieces with the utmost imperturbability. He can blunder away a piece, and you are never sure whether it's a blunder or a fantastically deep sacrifice. He sits at the board with the same dead expression whether he's mating or being mated. – Bobby Fischer

    Spassky is also a correct player, in this 'classical' aspect he is like Smyslov. But whereas Smyslov is a sedate player, Spassky has an attacking style. He combines the qualities of different chess players. Like Alekhine he values time. He is a very good strategic player. His games are pleasant to watch: he uses the whole board. He manages to deal with everything, grabs space, turns on the pressure here and there... - Vladimir Kramnik

    He was less concerned about the position’s evaluation than about the character of the arising struggle. If he liked the character of the battle, he felt absolutely at home and, as a rule, didn’t fail to outplay his opponents. – Garry Kasparov (on Spassky)

    113 games, 1949-2001

  9. Bouwmeester Partijen van wereldkampioenen...
    42 games, 1857-1963

  10. Carlsen vs active positional players
    Carlsen vs active positional players
    34 games, 2008-2021

  11. Caro-Kann
    41 games, 1959-2020

  12. Caro-Kann : Move by Move
    11 Games Missing

    3, 10, 11, 18, 26, 33, 35, 44, 46, 52, 53

    145 games, 1922-2015

  13. Chess Kings
    Paul van der Sterren Kings of Chess
    79 games, 1834-2018

  14. Chess Structures _ Rios
    87 games, 1969-2014

  15. Dynamic Decision Making (Gelfand/Aagaard)
    'Dynamic Decision Making in Chess' by Boris Gelfand and Jacob Aagaard.
    39 games, 1907-2015

  16. Endgames
    Endgames
    17 games, 1979-2018

  17. H. Bouwmeester: Prisma schaakboek 5
    Om de spellen in het boek na te spelen.

    50 games, 1858-1962

  18. hakkepof's favorite games
    74 games, 1919-2020

  19. Ivanchuk 100 selected games-Kalinichenko's book
    Marvelous annotated book with clear diagrams.


    111 games, 1985-2013

  20. Jan Timman: Chess The Adventurous Way
    The following games were taken from Jan Timman's Selected Games - "Chess the Adventurous Way". The Dutch Grandmaster chose and annotated 80 of his most significant games from his peak period, 1983-1994, and nearly all of them against other top-notch Grandmasters.
    80 games, 1983-1994

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