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1st Class Masters
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1851: Staunton was 41 when he beat Jaenisch, +7=1-2 or 75%, in London match. 1858: Morphy was 21 when he beat Anderssen and Harrwitz in matches in Paris. 1862: Anderssen was 44 when he won the London International, 11/12 or 91.7%. 2nd through 6th were Paulsen, Owen, MacDonnell, Dubois, and Steinitz. 1873-1882: Steinitz was 37 when he started winning streak of 25 games in a row. 1876: Steinitz was 40 when he beat Blackburne, +7 =0 -0 or 100%, in London match. 1910: At 42, Lasker beat Janowsky, +8 =3 or 86.4%, in World Ch. in Berlin. ...

Philidor, François-André Danican (1726-1795)
H Conway vs Philidor, 1790 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Morphy, Paul (1837-1884)
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Anderssen, Karl Ernst Adolf (1818-1879)
Anderssen vs Staunton, 1851 
(C45) Scotch Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Staunton, Howard (1810-1874)
Staunton vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 1-0

Steinitz, Wilhem (1836-1900)
Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

Chigorin, Mikhail (1850-1908)
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C58) Two Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Janowski, David (1868-1927)
Janowski vs Steinitz, 1895  
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 24 moves, 1-0

Lasker, Emmanuel (1868-1941)
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1895 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury, Harry Nelson (1872-1906)
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein, Akiba (1882-1961)
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Capablanca, Jose Raul (1888-1942)
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

Alekhine, Alexander Alexandrovich (1892-1946)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik, Mikhail Moiseyevich (1911-1995)
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Bronstein, David (1924- )
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(A91) Dutch Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Smyslov, Vassily(1921- )
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 24 moves, 1-0

Petrosian, Tigran (1929-1984)
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1961 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Spassky, Boris (1937- )
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Fischer, Robert James (1943- )
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi, Viktor Lvovich (1931- )
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

Karpov, Anatoly (1951- )
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Kasparov, Garry (1963- )
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Kramnik, Vladimir (1975- )
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2001 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Anand, Viswanathan (1969- )
Anand vs Kramnik, 2001 
(B32) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Ponomariov, Ruslan (1983- )
Ponomariov vs Kramnik, 2003 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch, Siegbert (1862-1934)
Tarrasch vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch, Aaron (1886-1935)
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 1-0

Fine, Reuben (1914-1993)
Fine vs Botvinnik, 1938  
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 31 moves, 1-0

Najdorf, Miguel (1910-1997)
Najdorf vs Fine, 1949 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 41 moves, 1-0

Leko, Peter (1979- )
Leko vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Adams, Michael (1971- )
Adams vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B30) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1-0

Bareev, Evgeny (1966- )
Kramnik vs Bareev, 2002 
(C01) French, Exchange, 51 moves, 0-1

Gelfand, Boris (1968- )
Gelfand vs Karpov, 1992 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk, Vassily (1969- )
Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1991 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 35 moves, 1-0

Kamsky, Gata (1974- )
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1995 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 42 moves, 1-0

Morozevich, Alexander (1977- )
Morozevich vs Anand, 2003 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 35 moves, 1-0

Shirov, Alexei (1972- )
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1996 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Topalov, Veselin (1975- )
Anand vs Topalov, 2001 
(B33) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Gligoric, Svetozar (1923- )
Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Keres, Paul (1916-1975)
Smyslov vs Keres, 1951 
(A12) English with b3, 56 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky, Samuel (1911-1992)
Reshevsky vs Smyslov, 1970 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 54 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic, Ljubomir (1950- )
Spassky vs Ljubojevic, 1978 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 39 moves, 0-1

Timman, Jan (1951- )
Smyslov vs Timman, 1979 
(A04) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky, Lev (1934-1995)
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez de Segura (1530-1580)
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1560 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Greco, Gioacchino (1600-1634)
Greco vs NN, 1619 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Andersson, Ulf (1951- )
Ulf Andersson vs Petrosian, 1983 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 58 moves, 1-0

Dreev, Alexey (1969- )
Kasparov vs Dreev, 1994 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 0-1

Nunn, John (1955- )
Nunn vs Petrosian, 1982 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

Larsen, Bent (1935- )
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Lilienthal, Andrei (1911- )
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer, Ernst (1819-1885)
Falkbeer vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C25) Vienna, 30 moves, 1-0

Tal, Mikhail (1936-1992)
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Akopian vs Kasparov, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Khalifman vs Leko, 2000 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

Short, Nigel (1965- )
Short vs Karpov, 1992 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Sultan Khan, Mir (1905-1966)
Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

Louis Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais (1795-1840)
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Stein, Leonid (1934-1973)
Stein vs Petrosian, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

Polgar, Judit (1977- )
Ponomariov vs Judit Polgar, 2002 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 0-1

Geller, Efim (1925- )
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Kashdan, Isaac (1905- )
Kashdan vs Euwe, 1932 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Marshall, Frank (1877-1944)
Chigorin vs Marshall, 1903 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 57 moves, 0-1

Vidmar, Milan (1885-1962)
Chigorin vs Vidmar, 1907 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 0-1

Colle, Edgar (1897-1932)
Pirc vs Colle, 1931
(E17) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Torre, Repetto Carlos (1904-1978)
Marshall vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld, Ernst (1893-1962)
Gruenfeld vs Euwe, 1921 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Reti, Richard (1889-1929)
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Schlechter, Carl (1874-1918)
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 58 moves, 1-0

Polerio, Giulio Cesare (1548-1612)
Polerio vs Busnardo, 1590 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

Cochrane vs A Deschapelles, 1821 
(000) Chess variants, 27 moves, 0-1

La Bourdonnais vs Cochrane, 1821 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Averbakh, 1947 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 40 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

Charousek, Rudolf Rezso (1873-1900)
Charousek vs Lasker, 1896 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Harrwitz, Daniel
Harrwitz vs Anderssen, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Radjabov, Teimour (1987- )
Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

Yusupov, Artur(1960- )
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

Rossolimo vs Euwe, 1953 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 68 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C28) Vienna Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Loewenthal vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs Von Der Lasa, 1846 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 0-1

Dubois, Serafino
Paulsen vs Dubois, 1862 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 52 moves, 0-1

Steinitz vs Kolisch, 1867 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1870 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Kotov vs Euwe, 1946 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

Boleslavsky, Isaac (1919-1977)
Bronstein vs Boleslavsky, 1947 
(E90) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Beliavsky, Alexander (1953- )
Spassky vs Beliavsky, 1975 
(D88) Grunfeld, Spassky Variation, Main line, 10...cd, 11.cd, 54 moves, 0-1

Bogoljubow, Efim (1889-1952)
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1914 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 27 moves, 0-1

Euwe, Machgielis 'Max' (1901-1981)
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Salov, Valery (1964- )
Karpov vs Salov, 1989 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

I Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1999 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 28 moves, 1-0

Zukertort, Johann Hermann (1842-1888)
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Mecking, Henrique (1952- )
Mecking vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Portisch, Lajos (1937- )
Portisch vs Tal, 1967 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1-0

Saint-Amant, Pierre Charles Fournier de (1800-1872)
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs Steinitz, 1899 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Evans, Captain William Davies
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1825 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Owen, John
Owen vs Steinitz, 1862 
(A10) English, 61 moves, 1-0

Flohr, Salomon
Flohr vs Euwe, 1932 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

Gunsberg vs Bird, 1889  
(C00) French Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Blackburne, Joseph Henry (1841-1924)
Blackburne vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

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