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  1. "Aron Nimzowitsch: A Reappraisal" by Keene
    < The digital form of the notes of this book has been kindly provided to Chessgames.com by Ray Keene.>

    INTRODUCTION

    Aron Nimzowitsch was the great chess thinker as well as aspirant for the world championship in the late 1920s and early 1930s. His influence on subsequent generations of players has been enormous and his espousal of his own defence, the Nimzo-Indian, 1 d4 ♘f6 2 c4 e6 3 ♘c3 ♗b4, helped it to become, perhaps, the most popular and effective weapon against 1 d4.

    Study of Nimzowitsch's games will be of immense benefit to the chess student who wishes to follow a thematic strategic line. By doing so, it is possible to prepare such plans for one's own chessboard battles and then carry them out, secure in the knowledge that the intellectual spadework has been done well in advance by a master of the art.

    Games which are particularly valuable in this sense are the thematic dark-square domination against Maroczy from Bled 1931, the superlative demonstration of good knight against bad bishop against Henneberger at Winterthur 1931, the strangulation against Tartakower in Nimzowitsch's greatest tournament triumph at Carlsbad 1929, and the ruthless exploitation of doubled pawns against the two times world championship challenger Bogoljubow from that same tournament. An absolute masterpiece of planning was his game against Levenfish. It has inspired many subsequent generations of masters and grandmasters.

    23 games, 1882-1995

  2. "The Inner Game Of Chess" - the anthology
    Games from Andrew Soltis' great book, "The Inner Game of Chess", as and where I can find them here.
    39 games, 1858-1993

  3. 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
    Smyslov, Vasily. 125 Selected Games. Cadogan Press: 1995.
    127 games, 1935-1982

  4. Ajedrez de entrenamiento
    Alexander Koblenz
    Ediciones Mart
    75 games, 1750-1965

  5. Annotated games by Nimzovitsch
    49 games, 1905-1928

  6. Blockade (Nimzowitsch)
    'The Blockade' by Aron Nimzowitsch.
    Translated by Robert Sherwood.
    8 games, 1907-1923

  7. Bobby Fischer: Selected Games from 1955-1992
    Selected Games and Tournament Information.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MC1ez6Jhv...

    <World Championship:>

    In Reykjavik, 1972, Robert James Fischer became the 11th World Chess Champion by defeating the defending champion, Boris Spassky in what is often referred to as "The Match of the Century." The final score was 12½ to 8½.

    Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972).

    <US Championships:>

    Fischer's first win at the US Championship by suenteus po 147. Game Collection: US Championship 1957/58.

    Fischer's second US Championship by suenteus po 147. Game Collection: US Championship 1958/59.

    The 1960 US Championship see Adriano Saldanha's:Game Collection: Fischer´s 3rd national crown

    See Resingnation Trap's: Game Collection: 13th US Championship Tournament, 1960-1961.

    The 1962 US Championship see Adriano Saldanha's: Game Collection: Fischer´s 5th national crown

    For Fischer's games from the US Champiobship 1963 where he scored 11/11 see suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: US Championship 1963/64.

    The 1965 US Championship was once again won by Fischer but with two losses. See Adriano Saldanha's: Game Collection: Fischer´s 7th national crown

    Bobby's last National Championship in 1966: See Adriano Saldanha's Game Collection: Fischer´s last national crown.

    <US Junior Championship:>

    Held in San Francisco in 1957. See Adriano Saldanha's: Game Collection: Fischer´s National Junior Crown 1957

    <Selected Games:>

    Many games of Robert James Fischer are presented as are the six wins against Larsen in Denver 1971. Also, included are the three games against the Greenblatt Computer in Cambridge MA 1977.

    See wanabe2000's Fischer vs The Russians Collection for Taminov and Petrosian 1971 and the 1992 match vs Spassky: Game Collection: Fischer vs The Russians.

    <Tournaments:>

    Fischer's "Game of the Century" See Resingnation Trap's Game Collection: Third L. J. Rosenwald Trophy Tournament, 1956.

    All games from 1958 Portoroz Interzonal see capybara's: Game Collection: Interzonals 1958: Portoroz and interesting information from http://www.chessbase.com/columns/co.... The 15 year old Bobby Fischer placed equal 5th with 12 points and qualified for the candidates tournament. The 22 year old Mikhail Tal won with 13.5 points.

    Game Collection: Santiago 1959 by suenteus po 147. An important international tournament for Bobby who finished 4th-6th with (+7-4=1).

    The 22nd Torneo Internacional de Ciudad Mar del Plata was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina from March 23rd to April 10th, 1959. Among the notable participants were sixteen year old grandmaster Bobby Fischer from the United States. Najdorf and Pachman tied for first place with +7 each at the final. Fischer managed to match Pachman's eight wins, but lost an additional game more than the Czech grandmaster, which was only good enough for shared 3rd-4th with grandmaster Ivkov. suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: Mar del Plata 1959.

    Great Tournament collection by suenteus po 147: Game Collection: Zurich 1959. Before the candidates tournament Bobby played in the strong Zurich tournament. He came in equal 3rd with Keres with 10.5 points behind the winner Tal with 11.5 points and Gligoric with 11 points. Bobby's performance was described as "superb".

    Resignation Trap's Game Collection: WCC Index (Candidates Tournament 1959) where a young Bobby Fischer gained valuable international experience. He was disappointed with his 6th place finish out of 8 candidates with 12.5 points in 28 games. Mikhail Tal won the 4 games with Bobby and finished first with 20 points. This would be the last time Tal would beat Fischer.

    Great Tournament collection by suenteus po 147: Game Collection: Mar del Plata 1960. Fischer in 1960 traveled to South America and met the future world champion Boris Spassky in round 2. Boris would win this encounter with the King's Gambit. However, Bobby won 13 games to tie Spassky for first with 13.5 out of 16 games.

    Next was Buenos Aires where the tournament turned out to be the most unsuccessful in Fischer's entire career.

    Selected games from the Bled International Tournament in 1961 are presented. Fischer was undeafeated but finished second with 13.5/19 behind the winner Mikhail Tal who had 14.5/19. This tournament is notable for Bobby's first win over Tal. He also beat Petrosian and Geller. Here is the tournament crosstable and all games: http://www.worldchesslinks.net/ezqa...

    The 1962 Interzonal tournament in Stockholm was a 23-player round robin, with six players qualifying for the Candidates tournament. The winner was Fischer with 17.5/22 (+13 =9 -0) See capybara's :Game Collection: Interzonals 1962: Stockholm

    In 1962 the Candidate's Tournament was held in Curacao to determine the challenger to Mikhail Botvinnik. Fischer placed 4th with 14 points with the winner Petrosian winning with 17.5 points. See Hesam7's: Game Collection: WCC Index (Curacao 1962).

    The Capablanca Memorial was held in Havana in August and September 1965. Fischer came in equal second with 15 points just a half point behind the winner Smyslov. See suenteus po 147's Havana 1965: Game Collection: Havana 1965 for all the games.

    The Piatigorsky Cup was held in Santa Monica in July and August 1966. Spassky edged Fischer by .5 points for first place. Once again Spassky won the individual encounter in the 17th round. See all the games at matey's: Game Collection: Second Piatigorsky Cup 1966

    Monte Carlo 1967 was another important triumph for Fischer as he placed clear first ahead of both Smyslov and Geller, despite dropping a point and a half to both players. Although Smyslov finished undefeated with +4, it was only good enough for clear second behind Fischer. See all the games at suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: Monte Carlo 1967

    Despite the high drama that often came with Fischer's participation he won the International Tournament in Skopje in August 1967 with a score of 13.5 points ahead of Geller and Matulovic with 13 points. See all the games at suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: Skopje 1967

    In October and November 1967 at the Sousse Interzonal Tournament Fischer withdrew after round 12 having a score of 8.5 out of 10.Two games against Stein and Korchnoi are included.

    Nathania 1968 see suenteus po 147's collection where Fischer won: Game Collection: Netanya-A 1968.

    In 1970 the extraordinary "match of the century" was played. In the end, the USSR won by one point over the rest of the world. See all the games at mynameisrandy's: .Game Collection: USSR vs. Rest of the World 1970

    The strongest five-minute tournament of the 20th century was held in Herceg Novi in April 1970. Fischer utterly dominated this super-strong field with a 19-3 score (17 wins, four draws, and one loss), 4 1/2 points better than 2nd place finisher Tal. This result makes a compelling argument that Fischer is the strongest blitz player of all time. See OBIT's: Game Collection: Fischer's Blitz Games at Herceg Novi, 1970.

    Fischer next played in the Internationl Tournament in Buenos Aires July and August 1970. He won with a dominating, undefeated score of 15/17.

    In November and December 1970 Fischer took Pal Benko's place in the Interzonal Tournament in Palma de Mallorca. Bobby dominated the competition with a score of 18.5/24 only losing to Larsen who came in equal second 3.5 points behind. Fischer thus qualified for the Candidate's Tournament, with a 6 wins and draws not counting format, to face the World Champion Boris Spassky. See all the games at Phoney Benoni's: Game Collection: Interzonal 1970 (Palma de Mallorca).

    The Candidates Quarter-Final, Fischer-Taimanov, Vancouver began in May 1971. The first game began a series of remarkable contests beginning with a 6-0 result against Taimonov.

    The Candidates Semi-Finals, Fischer-Larsen took place in Denver 1971 with Fischer winning 6-0.

    The Candidates Final against Petrosian began in September 1971 in Buenos Aires. Petrosian was defeated in 9 games only winning one game.

    <Match:>

    For the 1961 match vs Reshevsky see wanabe2000's: Game Collection: Fischer vs Reshevsky Match

    <Fischer's Annotated Games:>

    Games that have Fischer's notes: games annotated by Fischer

    <Openings:>

    See all Fischer's Najdorf games where Bobby was (+24-4=12).:http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    See all Fischer's King's Indian games where Bobby was (+46-23=49).:http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    See all Fischer's Sozin-Fischer games where Bobby was (+15-8=5).:http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

    <Players:>

    Here are all Fischer vs Mikhail Tal games, who was from Latvia, http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches.... Here are all Fischer vs Boris Spassky games, http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches.... As well as all Fischer games vs Tigran V Petrosian, http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches.... http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches..., Paul Keres, http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches..., Vasily Smyslov, http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches..., Efim Geller, http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches..., Mark Taimanov, http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches..., Viktor Korchnoi, http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches..., David Bronstein.

    <Collections by Other Contributors:>

    WeakSquare's: Game Collection: Game Collection: Bobby Fischer's Road to the World Championship which includes all Fischer games from the 1970 USSR vs The World Match, Rovinj - Zagreb 1970, Buenos Aires 1970, Siegen Olympiad 1970, Siegen Exhibition Game vs Andersson, and the 1970 Palma Interzonal.

    nosuchdude chronicles the Taminov, Larsen, Petrosian Candidate Games from 1971 in: Game Collection: Bobby Fischer: Road to the Crown

    jessicafischerqueen's: Game Collection: Fischer Brilliancies Appraised by Eyal Segal and Game Collection: 0.

    KingG's: Game Collection: Robert Fischer's Best Games for great quotes from Robert James Fischer.

    RonB52734's: Game Collection: Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess.

    Ewen's: Game Collection: Bobby Fischer's "60 Memorable Games".

    nikolaas': Game Collection: Fischer's rare defeats..

    southpawjinx's: Game Collection: Instructional Remedies Vs. French Defense

    Franz the Stampede's:
    Game Collection: Fischer's 20 consecutive wins.

    Sneaky's: Game Collection: Fischer's 10 Greatest Games.

    AdrianP's: Game Collection: Bobby Fischer Rediscovered (Andy Soltis)

    Nasruddin Hodja's: Game Collection: Bobby Fischer's Best Endgames.

    <Other Collections of Fischer's opponents best games:>

    KingG's: Game Collection: Boris Spassky's Best Games,

    Resignation Trap's: Game Collection: Grandmaster Geller: The First Quarter Century,

    Malacha's: Game Collection: Games from Taimanov's Book: TAIMANOV'S SELECTED,

    Resignation Trap's: Game Collection: Tigran V. Petrosian - A Stupendous Tactician,

    KingG's: Game Collection: Mikhail Tal's Best Games, and Game Collection: David Bronstein's Best Games.

    Legend's: Game Collection: Paul Keres

    suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov,

    MadBishop's:Game Collection: Inspirational Games of Viktor Korchnoi,

    <Best Fischer Game Ever?>

    Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971

    <Pictures and News:>

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.... http://images.google.com/images?sa=... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mu....

    Time Magazine photos: http://www.time.com/time/photogalle...

    SI article on Soviet cheating: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/va...

    A Psychological Autopsy of Bobby Fischer By Joseph G. Ponterotto: http://www.miller-mccune.com/cultur...

    4/25/2011 Book Review: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

    The Name of the Game is Domination: http://en.chessbase.com/post/the-na...

    A Fresh Look at Robert the 11th: http://en.chessbase.com/post/a-fres...

    Bobby Fischer's winning streak: http://en.chessbase.com/post/bobby-...

    Bobby Fischer detained: http://en.chessbase.com/post/bobby-...

    <One Year Anniversary:>

    http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...
    http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

    Who is the best all time? See http://www.truechess.com/web/champs.... My choice is Robert James Fischer. also: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... and: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

    Baby Rex Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLh...

    complete

    147 games, 1955-2006

  8. BOTVINNIK"S BEST GAMES: VOL 3: 1957-1970
    Games from 3 volume set,by M.M.Botvinnik
    27 games, 1957-1960

  9. BOTVINNIK'S BEST GAMES: VOL 2,1943-1956
    games from 3 vol set by m.m.botvinnik
    98 games, 1943-1956

  10. Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns
    Based on the book "The Big Book of Chess" by Eric Schiller, here are the checkmates that I found on pages 88-98.

    Back Rank Mate: A rook moves to the back rank, while the king is trapped by the pawns.


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    Anastasia's Mate: A rook moves to check the king, while the knight covers escape squares.


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    Anderssen's Mate: A rook moves to the back rank corner, protected by a pawn, which is in turn defended by the king.


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    Arabian Mate: A rook, protected by the knight, moves to check a king in the corner.


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    Blackburne's Mate: One bishop gives check, protected by a knight that covers one flight square, while the other bishop covers the other escape squares.


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    Boden's Mate: One bishop moves to check the black king, which is hemmed in by its own pieces and cannot flee because of white's other bishop.


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    Damiano's Mate: The queen gives checkmate, protected by the pawn.


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    Knight Corner Mate: Use the knight to give check, while the rook stands guard on the file, and the pawn prevents the king from moving forward.


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    Cozio's Mate: The queen delivers the checkmate, attacking the enemy king while the queen is guarded by its own king.


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    Damiano Bishop Mate: The queen goes directly in front of the king, guarded by the bishop.


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    David and Goliath Mate: A mere pawn checkmates the king, protected by the other pawn. Black's own pieces prevent its escape.


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    Double Bishop Mate: The bishop moves to atttack the king along the long diagonal.


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    Dovetail Mate: The queen checks the king, protected by the pawn.


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    Epaulette Mate: Move the queen two squares in front of the enemy king, whose flanking rooks prevent any escape.


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    Greco's Mate: The queen goes to the right edge of the board. The king's escape is cut off by the other bishop.


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    Hook Mate: The rook slides over to the e-file so that it attacks the king. The knight protects it, and the pawn cuts off the remaning flight square.


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    Corner Mate: The rook moves to the corner, protected by the bishop.


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    Legal's Mate: The knight moves into a position to check the king. The bishop is guarded by the other knight, and the enemy pieces block the king's escape.


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    Lolli's Mate: The pawn can guard the queen on the checkmating square.


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    Max Lange's Mate: The queen moves to checking position next to the king, defended by its bishop.


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    Minor Piece Mate: White gives check with the bishop, and the knight covers the king's escape squares.


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    Morphy's Mate: The bishop gives check on the long diagonal. The rook and pawn insure that the king cannot escape.


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    Reti's Mate: THe bishop goes to the edge of the board, giving check while guarded by the rook.


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    Opera Mate: The rook checkmates on the back rank; it has the bishop as a protector.


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    Pillsbury's Mate: The rook moves over to the g-file to give check to the king, who can't get to the the corner because of the bishop.


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    Queen and Pawn Mate: The pawn acts as a guardian to protect the queen as it checkmates the king.


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    Smothered Mate: The king is surrounded by its own forces, but cannot escape from the knight check.


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    Note: I have disallowed smothered mates in this collection because I already have a collection: Game Collection: Checkmate: Smothered.

    Suffocation Mate: The knight checks at e7, and the bishop covers the escape squares.


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    Swallow-Tail Mate: The queen takes up a position directly in front of the king, defended by the bishop.


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    Corridor's Mate: The queen delivers the checkmate on the edge of the board. A rook would do the job just as well.


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    Mighty Queen Mate: The queen moves to the back rank, and checkmates all by itself, since the pawn blocks the king's escape.


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    In order by mate listed, original mate, then date.

    51 games, 1475-2013

  11. Chess Review: Years Covered
    This is a list of the series of collections containing games from Chess Review (CHR). Games not yet in the database are included in the introduction, and will eventually be submitted. Because of limited space in the introductions, some years May have to be split between two collections

    The game numbering is for my own reference, and does not appear in the magazine. These represent the game number within the volume, and within the entire run of the magazine.

    Game Collection: Chess Review 1933 (135 games, 1-135)

    Game Collection: Chess Review 1934 (161 games, 135-296)

    Game Collection: Chess Review 1935 (241 games, 297-537)

    Game Collection: Chess Review 1936 (253 games, 538-790)

    Game Collection: Chess Review 1937 (197 games, 791-987)

    Game Collection: Chess Review 1938 (i216 games, 988-1203)

    Game Collection: Chess Review 1939 (200 games, 1204-1403)

    Game Collection: Chess Review 1940 (180 games, 1404-1583)

    Game Collection: Chess Review 1941 (131 games, 1584-1714)

    Game Collection: Chess Review 1942 (145 games, 1715-1860)

    Game Collection: Chess Review 1943 (177 games, 1860-2037)

    Game Collection: Chess Review 1944 (In process)

    3 games, 1934-1936

  12. Endgames Kibitzed
    Instructive situations from a modified search of the endgame explorer.
    99 games, 1794-2005

  13. ESTRATEGIAS DE KOBLENTS
    97 games, 1895-1973

  14. Euwe-Alekhine rematch
    This is a turning point in chess. Alekhine was able to brush off his very narrow,but crushing defeat to the Dutchman.

    The rematch was especially sweet for the winner.

    25 games, 1937

  15. Favorite Games from (1515-1916)
    Selected Games and Tournament Information.

    <World Championships:>

    Included is Lasker's first game against Steinitz in the 1894 World Championship when Lasker became World Champion. He would be Champion for 27 years. See suenteus po 147's Game Collection: 0

    Steinitz - Zukertort World Championship Match (1886) Steinitz - Chigorin World Championship Match (1889) Steinitz - Gunsberg World Championship Match (1890) Steinitz - Chigorin World Championship Rematch (1892) Steinitz - Lasker World Championship Match (1894) Lasker - Steinitz World Championship Rematch (1896) Lasker - Marshall World Championship Match (1907) Lasker - Tarrasch World Championship Match (1908) Lasker - Schlechter World Championship Match (1910) Lasker - Janowski World Championship Match (1910)

    "Although the official title of World Champion did not exist in his time, Paul Morphy, who was born Jun-22-1837 in New Orleans, died Jul-10-1884, was and is widely regarded as the strongest player of his day. Even today his games are studied for their principles of open lines and quick development, and his influence on the modern game is undeniable". Selected games from Morphy are presented. Many consider the match against Adolf Anderssen to be for the World Championship. See Benzol's Game Collection: WCC Index ( Morphy - Anderssen 1858 ) and Game Collection: WCC Index ( Morphy - Harrwitz 1858 ).

    <Tournaments:>

    suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: Paris 1867, Won by Ignatz von Kolisch from the Austrio-Hungarian empire.

    suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: Baden-Baden 1870, Won by Adolf Anderssen. See also: http://www.endgame.nl/bad1870.htm.

    suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: Chicago 1874

    suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: Vienna 1882, Won by Wllhelm Steinitz.

    suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: Nuremberg 1883, Won by Simon Winawer

    suenteus po 147's: Selected games from USA.Congress New York 1889. Game Collection: New York 1889

    keypusher's: Game Collection: St. Petersburg 1895-96 where Lasker won with 11 1/2 (+8-3=7).

    Selected games from Hastings ENG 1895 won by Harry Nelson Pillsbury. See benzol's: Game Collection: Hastings 1895 for all the games. Includes Steinitz's Immortal Chess Game against Curt von Bardeleben.

    The last great tournament of the century brought together the current World Champion Emanuel Lasker, his immediate predecessor Steinitz and their main rivals Chigorin, Pillsbury and Tarrasch. Lasker won with a score of 13½/18 points (+12=3-3). One of Lasker's loses was to the American Harry Nelson Pillsbury. See Benzol's: Game Collection: Nuremberg 1896.

    suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: Vienna 1898, won by Harry Nelson Pillsbury and Siegbert Tarrasch equal first. Tarrasch wins playoff.

    suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: Monte Carlo 1903. 1st Tarrasch 20/26 over 2nd Maróczy 19/26, and 3rd Pillsbury 18½/26.

    In 1904 the 27 year old Frank Marshall stunned the chess world with his phenomenal victory of 13/15 over the chess elite, including wins against Janowski, Schlechter, and Pillsbury (two of which were brilliancy prizes). Marshall's win marked the beginning of a career that would include going on to be US Champion for 27 years and a challenger for the world championship against Lasker in 1907. See also suenteus po 147's: Game Collection: Cambridge Springs 1904.

    This the first Karlsbad collection by suenteus po 147: Carlsbad Tournament CZE 1907: Game Collection: Karlsbad 1907 won by Akiba Rubinstein. Here are the others: Game Collection: Karlsbad 1911. Game Collection: Karlsbad 1923. Game Collection: Karlsbad 1929.

    St. Petersburg RUS 1909 won by Akiba Rubinstein and Emanuel Lasker equal first: Archives' Game Collection: St Petersburg 1909.

    The San Sebastian tournament in 1911 marked the European debut of Jose Raul Capablanca, who won the tournament with 9.5/14 (+6-1=7). See all the games in suenteus po 147's Game Collection: San Sebastian 1911.

    Richard Teichmann won the 1911 Karlsbad Tournament with a score of 18/25 (+13-12=10). See all the games at suenteus po 147's collection: Game Collection: Karlsbad 1911

    Pistyan, near Bratislava, was one of Rubinstein's greatest triumphs in 1912. Despite making two quick draws at the end, he was still first by 2.5 points. Rubinstein scored (+12=4-1 (14/17). See the games at Archives': Game Collection: Bad Pistyan 1912.

    St. Petersburg 1914 was one of the greatest tournaments of all time. Lasker was 1½ points behind Jose Raul Capablanca at the start of the finals but in the end ran out the winner by a ½ point by scoring a truly magnificent 7 out of 8. See all the games: Benzol's Game Collection: St Petersburg 1914

    <Players and Selected Games:>

    Selected games: Francois Philidor are included.

    Frank Marshall's "American Beauty" game vs Levitsky is also presented: S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912.

    Selected games from, Pillsbury, Aron Nimzowitsch, Siegbert Tarrasch, Mikhail Chigorin, and Frank Marshall, who was US Champion from 1909 to 1936 are also presented.

    Selected games from John Cochrane are included.

    Selected games from Jackson Whipps Showalter, born February 5th, 1860, who was the first officially-crowned Chess Champion of the United States, are presented. He held this title twice, initially from 1894 to 1897 and then again from 1906 to 1909.

    Included are games from Wilhelm Steinitz, born in Prague on May 14, 1836, and was the first official World Champion of chess.

    <Collections:>

    kevin86's: Game Collection: 19 th century classics

    Millingaround's: Game Collection: Games from My System - Nimzovich

    runemaster's: Game Collection: Philidor

    "Why Lasker Matters" based on Soltis' book. Collection prepared by keypusher: Game Collection: Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis.

    KimgG's: Game Collection: Wilhelm Steinitz's Best Games.

    Timothy Glenn Forney's: Game Collection: The Games of Jackson Whipps Showalter.

    nuts': Game Collection: Morphy Chess Masterpieces.

    wanabe2000's: Game Collection: Harry Nelson Pillsbury: The Dover Book Games.

    Karpova's: Game Collection: Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces.

    nikolaas': Game Collection: Hypermodern chess: Aron Nimzovich by Reinfeld.

    waddayaplay's: Game Collection: Good games by Tarrasch.

    Resignation Trap's: Game Collection: Santasiere's "My Love Affair With Tchigorin".

    hitsujyu's: Game Collection: MARSHALL'S BEST GAMES OF CHESS.

    mjk's: Game Collection: Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch.

    brager's: Game Collection: paul morphy best games

    offramp's: Game Collection: Bouncy Castle, Tombola, Face Paint...

    setuhanu01's: Game Collection: Nimzovich: Chess Praxis.

    capablancarules': Game Collection: Nimzowitsch's Best Games,

    KingG's: Game Collection: Paul Morphy's Best Games

    brager's: Game Collection: paul morphy best games

    Historic Games Database: http://www.worldchesslinks.net/ezq0....

    189 games, 1515-1916

  16. Fischer: His Approach to Chess by E. Agur
    Games found in the book by Elie Agur on Bobby Fischer
    22 games, 1959-1971

  17. Game of the Day & Puzzle of the Day Collections
    These are my personalcollections. User: chessgames.com also maintains archives of recent games and puzzles:

    Game of the Day Archive contains the previous year.

    Tactics Archive contains recent puzzless with diagrams:

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    <Game Of The Day Collections>

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2004

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2005

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2006

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2007

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2008

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2009

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2010

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2011

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2012

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2013

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2014

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2015

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2016

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2017

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2018

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2019

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2020

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2021

    Game Collection: Game of the Day 2022

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    <Game of the Day Pun Indexes>

    Game Collection: Game of the Day Pun Index (A - Boey)

    Game Collection: Game of the Day Pun Index (Bogo - Deacon)

    Game Collection: Game of the Day Pun Index (Dead - French

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    455 games, 1783-2016

  18. Garry Kasparov's Best Games
    The best games of Kasparov's career.

    In the hands of this young man lies the future of chess. – Mikhail Botvinnik (on Kasparov in the late Seventies)

    It was the beauty and brilliance of tactical blows that captivated me in early childhood. – Garry Kasparov

    My chess philosophy has largely been developed under the influence of Ex-World Champion Mikhail Moiseevich Botvinnik. I am sure that the five years I spent at Botvinnik's school (1973-1978) played a decisive role in my formation as a chess player and determined the path of my subsequent improvement. – Garry Kasparov

    I singled out for me a group of chess players from whom I wanted to borrow the best qualities: the psychological stability from Karpov, the meticulous positional technique from Petrosian, the logic from Botvinnik, the intuition from Alekhine, the ability of taking a risk from Tal. – Garry Kasparov

    Alexander Alekhine is the first luminary among the others who are still having the greatest influence on me. I like his universality, his approach to the game, his chess ideas. I am sure that the future belongs to "Alekhine" chess. – Garry Kasparov

    I try to play, always, beautiful games…always I wanted to create masterpieces. – Garry Kasparov

    I want to win, I want to beat everyone, but I want to do it in style! – Garry Kasparov

    Chess for me is art. – Garry Kasparov

    Chess is mental torture. - Garry Kasparov

    My play is based on the most general laws of chess and the particular features of the position. – Garry Kasparov

    The point about concentration is that it is the only way to find something new and unusual at the chessboard; the only way to create surprise with fresh ideas. – Garry Kasparov

    We like to think. – Gary Kasparov (on why he and Karpov get into time trouble so often)

    In conclusion, if you want to unravel the multitude of secrets of chess then don't begrudge the time. - Garry Kasparov

    My nature is that I have to excite myself with a big challenge. - Garry Kasparov

    Kasparov feels Indian positions with his fingertips, but did not risk playing the KID against Karpov until their 4th match. And when Garry did not lose, he confirmed his absolute dominance over Karpov. It became clear that Karpov's attempts to regain the title would never succeed. - Alexsander Shashin

    To make a rather primitive classification, the average grandmaster knows about 1,500 - 2,000 typical positions, including the opening, possible middlegame plans, and some outlines of endgame. Super GMs, like Kramnik or Anand, have a wider and deeper knowledge. As for Kasparov, his knowledge is truly head-spinning, I guess, his number of positions might exceed 10,000. Garry's memory is phenomenal! I think it even impedes him during the game. - Valeri Tsaturian

    Potentially, Garry is an outstanding tactician who thinks originally and has a fine, sharp sense for dynamic positions. The trainers who worked with him concentrated on another of his assets, the most obvious one being his unique memory. This natural gift and his strong character, multiplied by his tremendous working ability, along with his ability to accumulate and retain information, produced the world champion; perhaps the greatest chess player of all time. Nevertheless, I believe that Garry did not realize his true chess potential to the maximum. Great knowledge is a great burden. Young Kasparov was incredibly inventive, even in difficult positions. He knew how to transform them, to explode the situation on the board in his favor, and he collected points from the strongest opponents, who could not cope with such complications. Garry's chess talent had a lot in common with Tal's. Later these traits were greatly developed. Garry has been the world's strongest player for 20 years and still he is not fully satisfied. Due to the constant pressure on him, Garry can't play a single game for his own pleasure. Those who've seen friendly games by Kasparov, when he plays in a relaxed manner without worrying about the outcome, will never forget it: what spectacular chess! - Valeri Tsaturian

    An aggressively inscrutable player, Kasparov strives to gain deep positional sacrifices: Even when he can't calculate the end result conclusively, he can make sophisticated generalizations. He does anything to get the initiative and to force the play. Inevitably, he emerges from a forest of complications - in which his intentions aren't all that clear - with the advantage. He's not as artful or as clear as Fischer, but his play coincides with the realities of the day, which are all about defense. Clarity of style no longer makes sense. Great players hide their intentions. – Bruce Pandolfini

    Kasparov always seems to find some sparks to create a fire on the board. – Lubomir Kavalek

    Typical Kasparov. Instead of simplifying to stagnant equality, he seeks counter chances on the kingside. Forever confident. That's why he's the best in the world! – Yasser Seirawan (commenting on a Kasparov game)

    When your house is on fire, you can’t be bothered with the neighbors. Or, as we say in Chess, if your King is under attack you don’t worry about losing a Pawn on the Queen's side. - Gary Kasparov

    Sometimes Kasparov does things that no other chessplayer is able to do, things that are so stunning that colleagues and spectators ask themselves in astounded admiration how for heaven's sake it is possible that a human being can invent them. – Hans Ree

    Look at Garry Kasparov. After he loses, invariably he wins the next game. He just kills the next guy. That's something that we have to learn to be able to do. - Maurice Ashley

    If there is one single facet of chess in which Garry has well and truly dominated his opposition it is in the opening phase of the game. The breadth of his opening preparation is as vast as it is deep, ensnaring practically every chess grandmaster he has ever faced. I've witnessed some of the world's very best grandmasters shaking their heads, staring at a lost position shortly after breaking beyond the opening stages. – Yasser Seirawan

    Kasparov has won many Najdorfs and King's Indians not only because he had the best novelties, but because he fundamentally understood those positions better than his opponents. On the other hand he was too stubborn to admit that the Berlin Variation of the Ruy Lopez was not 'his cup of tea' , which ultimately cost him his World Championship title against Vladimir Kramnik in 2000. - Ivan Sokolov

    Considering the youth of many of today's chess fans it might be better to reminisce about how terrifying Kasparov was in the 80s, but no time for ancient history today. Nobody gets a name like "Beast" after they're 35. – Mig Greengard

    He has been known by many names: the Prince of Darkness, the Boss, the Great One, Gazza, the Beast, and the Dark One. I think he enjoys all of this very much. – Kelly Atkins

    Garry Kasparov, the man who throws rocks as if they are tennis balls, uproots heavy trees with bare hands and eats strong international masters for breakfast. – Hans Ree

    Kasparov had an especially honed feel for the initiative and developed the deep preparation for tournaments and matches that was applied by Alekhine, Botvinnik and Fischer... - Anatoly Karpov

    Kasparov definitely has a great talent. There is nothing in chess he has been unable to deal with. The other world champions had something 'missing'. I can't say the same about Kasparov: he can do everything. If he wishes to play some type of positions brilliantly, he will do it. Nothing is impossible for him in chess. - Vladimir Kramnik

    Kasparov is the greatest player in the history of chess. I am a big fan of Capablanca, but Kasparov is the greatest. - Alexsander Shashin

    174 games, 1976-2005

  19. Grandmaster At Work
    Published by American Chess Promotions in 1990.

    ISBN 0-939298-86-4.

    Soviet Grandmaster Alexander Kotov (1913 - 1981) was a top ranking player and a World famous chess author.

    This is a collection of full gamescores and positions from some of his best games.

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    From the Author

    Is Chess an art or a sport? This is a question which has been debated right up to the present day. Those who consider chess only a sport forget one important detail - the chess game. Master games, played dozens of years ago and recorded in books and magazines, are capable, many years later, of arousing a whole torrent of feelings, and this places them alongside the best productions of other kinds of art. Being the embodiment of the wills of two battling sides, their inventiveness, schemes, imagination, chess games can later pass on the many refind thoughts and feelings of those who played them. The reader, analysing the games of the masters, experiences a great deal: this includes joy from beautiful moves, astonishment and delight at suprising schemes, disappointment from missed opportunities. It is perhaps only tears which are not aroused by the chess game. The fact that chess player's creative work awakens a range of feelings in the reader is best characterised by the enormous element of the art in chess. The principal quality of it is supplemented by the necessary sporting element. It can only be welcomed that the best games of the masters are preserved. These find their way into magazines, special bulletins and tournament books. A particular and very important role is played by a collection of the best games of this or that master. In this, the reader, besides general chess values, will in addition find the characteristics of the chessplayer in question, making it possible to understand his creative and sporting features. Each master has his own way, a unique inherent quality, and this quality is best shown by an examination of his games. In the very beginning, when working on his games, played over a period of 30 years, the author was faced with the question: in what order should the games be placed? It is possible to put the games in chronological order - this shows the development of the chessplayer and his sporting features. After long meditation, the author chose another order of presenting the games - by themes. In the basic classification of his games the author adopted approximately the same method as he used in his book The Chess Legacy of A.A.Alekhine. This, in our view, increases the value of the book, since besides the cognitive significance it furthermore assumes the character of an original text book on the middlegame, opening and endgame. Of course, a collection of the games of a certain chessplayer cannot embrace all departments of chess theory, therefore some matters will be omitted. However, the most important departments of chess theory are looked at in the book, and in the annotations the reader will find directions as to how the "laboratory of a chessplayer" works - how his brain, trained in the game, engages itself in the analysis of chess positions. Limitations of space required the author to be brief and concise, both in the annotations and in the introductory articles. Nevertheless the author hopes that the games given below will help the reader to understand chess and furthermore develop the ability to get to know the particulars of its complicated laws.

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    23.Game Ending

    White : Rudakov

    Black : Kotov

    (Tula 1929)


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    Black to play

    1...Qa5 2.Kxc2 Qc3+ 3.Kb1 Bxd3+ 4.exd3 Qxd3+ 5.Kb2 Qc3+ 6.Ka3 Qc5+ 7.b4 Qc3+ 8.Ka4 b5+ 9.Kxb5 e5 10.Qc1 Rb8+ 11.Ka6 Qxb4 12.Qc7 Qa4+ 13.Qa5 Qc6+ 0-1.

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    95.Game Ending

    White : A. Polyak

    Black : Kotov

    (Moscow Ch 1935)


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    White to play

    27.Qd4 c5 28.Qe5 Qg4+ 29.Kf2 Qh4+ 30.Kg2 Rf6 31.Qxc5 Qg4+ 32.Kf2 Qh3 33.Qxc7 Qxh2+ 34.Ke3 Qxb2 35.Qd8+ Kh7 36.Qd3 Qb6+ 37.Ke2 Rg6 38.Re5 Qb2+ 39.Ke3 Qc1+ 40.Kf3 Qh1+ 41.Ke3 Qg1+ 42.Ke2 Qg2+ 43.Ke3 Qg3+ 44.Ke4 Qf2 45.a3 Rg3 46.Qb1 Qd2 47.Kf5 Qd6 48.Ke4 Rxa3 49.Rd5 Qg6+ 50.f5 Qg4+ 51.Ke5 Qg3+ 52.Ke6 Qe3+ 53.Kd7 Rb3 54.Qc2 Rb7+ 55.Kc8 Rf7 56.Qg2 Rf8+ 57.Kd7 Qe8+ 58.Kd6 Qb8+ 59.Ke7 Rf6 60.Qe4 Qf8+ 61.Kd7 Rf7+ 62.Kc6 Qc8+ 63.Kb5 Rb7+ 0-1.

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    97.Game Ending

    White : Sergeev

    Black : Kotov

    (Moscow Ch 1935)


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    White to play

    58.h5 gxh5 59.Kf5 Nf8 60.Nh4 Kg8 61.Ke5 Kf7 62.Kd4 Na4 63.Nxh5 c6 64.dxc6 Ne6+ 65.Ke5 Nxg5 66.Nf4 Ke7 67.Nd5+ Kd8 68.Nf3 Nf7+ 69.Ke6 Nb6 70.Ne7 Ke8 71.c7 Nd8+ 72.Kd6 Nc4+ 73.Kd5 Kxe7 1/2-1/2.

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    101.Game Ending

    White : Kotov

    Black : Johansson

    (Stockholm 1960)


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    White to play

    46.b4 axb4 47.Ke3 Bc4 48.Nc5 Kf7 49.Nxd3 Rxd3+ 50.Rxd3 Bxd3 51.Kxd3 Ke7 52.Kc4 Kd6 53.Kxb4 Ke5 54.Kc5 b6+ 55.Kc6 Kf4 56.Kd6 Kxg4 57.Ke6 Kh3 58.Kxf6 g4 59.Ke6 g3 60.f6 g2 61.f7 g1=Q 62.f8=Q Qe3+ 63.Kd7 Qd4+ 64.Kc7 1/2-1/2.

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    103.Game Ending

    White : Kotov

    Black : Grigoriev

    (Moscow 1936)


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    White to play

    58.Rg5 Kb4 59.h4 Kc4 60.h5 Kd4 61.h6 Re8 62.h7 Rh8 63.Rh5 Ke4 64.Kg2 Kf4 65.Kh3 Kf3 66.Kh4 Kf4 67.Rh6 Kf5 68.Kh5 1-0.

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    112.Game Ending

    White : Nei

    Black : Kotov

    (Odessa 1960)


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    Black to play

    1...Qf2+ 2.Kd5 Qxh2 3.b5 f4 4.gxf4 g4 5.b6 g3 6.b7 Qa2+ 7.Kd6 Qa3+ 8.Kd7 Qa4+ 9.Ke7 g2 10.Qa8 White sealed this move but resigned without resuming. 0-1.

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    118.Game Ending

    White : Panov

    Black : Kotov

    (Moscow Ch 1941)


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    Black to play

    41...Nd4 42.Ke1 Rc1+ 43.Kf2 Rc3 44.Ke1 Rc1+ 45.Kf2 h6 46.Bf7 g5 47.Bh5 Rc3 48.Bd1 Ke4 49.Be2 Rh3 50.Kg2 Rc3 51.Kf2 a5 52.Bd1 Rc1 53.Bh5 Rh1 54.Kg2 Re1 55.Kf2 Ra1 56.Bd1 Rc1 57.Bh5 Rc3 58.Be2 Rh3 59.Kg2 Rh4 60.Bd1 Ke3 61.Rb2 Kd3 62.a3 Nf5 63.Kg1 Ne3 64.Be2+ Kc3 65.Rb1 Kc2 66.Ra1 Kxb3 67.Rb1+ Kxa3 68.Rxb6 Nxc4 69.Ra6 a4 70.h3 Kb4 71.Bd1 a3 72.Ra4+ Kb5 0-1.

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    109 games, 1935-1960

  20. How Chess Games are Won (Reshevsky)
    'How Chess Games are Won' by Samuel Reshevsky.
    55 games, 1951-1960

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