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Games of historical interest.
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Some of the games found in our database are not so much instructional, as they are historical. Here are some such games.

The Turk did a demand performance for Napoleon
Napoleon Bonaparte vs The Turk, 1809 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

The Original French Defense
London vs Paris, 1834 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

Famous scientists abandon the blackboard for the chessboard
Einstein vs Oppenheimer, 1933 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

This game was used in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Humphrey Bogart outplays Lauren Bacall
H Bogart vs L Bacall, 1951 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Kasparov played Sting (and the rest of the band) in NYC
Kasparov vs Sting, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Larry Evans interviews and plays Ray Charles
Ray Charles vs Larry Evans, 2002 
(C47) Four Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Tennis, anyone?
Boris Becker vs Kasparov, 2000 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

The Pope plays chess.
Guila vs G Pecci, 1875 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

The First Computer Chess Game?
A Turing vs A Glennie, 1952  
(C26) Vienna, 29 moves, 0-1

Prime Ministers of Estonia and Sweden demonstrate diplomacy.
G Persson vs M Laar, 2000 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 4 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karl Marx plays chess? (probably a hoax)
K Marx vs Meyer, 1867 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

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