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Bionic Brain's Favourite Games
Compiled by Bionic Brain
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Here are my favourite games from Chess History. To me they are great battles, rich in deep and inventive play.However, my prime consideration was the quality of play by the loser, not just the winner. The selection criteria were thus : 1. Quality of play by both players; 2. Instructive value; 3. Historical significance.

The Pawn March
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Kurt Resignation!
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Best Move?
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

The Young Lion
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Please take my Queen!!
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

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

King Hunt!! (My Favourite Game)
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

The Game of the Century
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Do-or-die Sacrifice
Krogius vs Stein, 1960 
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Oh, Brother, where art thou? I lost too!
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

An Attack to Remember
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

The Symphony
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

King Meander
Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

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

Short's Sadistic King March
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik's Best
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Mmm...queen sacrifice (drool)
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Fourteen year old Fun
Fischer vs C Witte, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

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