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A history of chess
Compiled by lostemperor
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Chess throughout centuries and its great champions.


Inventing the pieces
Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Priests and pawnpushers
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1560 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Tactics began
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1575 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Capturing the king
Greco vs NN, 1619 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Tricks and traps
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 9 moves, 1-0

The first Grandmaster
J Bruehl vs Philidor, 1783 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

Pawns are the soul of chess
Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Romantischen Schach
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

Chessgenius
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Combination rules
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Immortal miniature
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

17...?!! Brilliant, blunder or both
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

The man who taught us chess
Pillsbury vs Steinitz, 1894 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 0-1

The area of positional chess
Janowski vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

The great chessfighter
Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 35 moves, 1-0

Chess becomes a sport
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Human chessmachine
Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1914 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Lazy vain and invincible
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Manoevring
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Grandmonster of chess
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1927 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Chess becomes science
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(A09) Reti Opening, 62 moves, 1-0

11....?!!?
J Mieses vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 33 moves, 0-1

A mating combination
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

Dutch treat
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

The chessschool
V Liublinsky vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

Sorcerer apprentice
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Even an experienced worldchampion needs luck
L A Tan vs Smyslov, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 37 moves, 0-1

The magician
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Eye of the tiger
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

From Russia with love
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

A prodigy is coming
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

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