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raylopez99's favorite games
Compiled by raylopez99
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misc fav games

game one
D Flores vs G Papp, 2001 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 0-1

Awesome attacking game in the Larsen Sicilian!
D Botto vs L Christiansen, 1975 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 22 moves, 0-1

Ciocaltea blunders against Christiansen
V Ciocaltea vs L Christiansen, 1976
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

Brilliant attack
L Christiansen vs Saidy, 1975
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Capa wins despite blunder (stronger player usually wins)
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1931 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

Another Victor Ciocaltea losing effort classic v Super Nezh
V Ciocaltea vs Nezhmetdinov, 1954 
(C59) Two Knights, 27 moves, 0-1

Curdo wins exchange in a poison pawn opening
J Curdo vs P Kostrzewa, 1976 
(C11) French, 10 moves, 1-0

Tal's knockout first win over Karpov in his prime
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit where material means nothing for black
Steinitz vs Zukertort, 1872 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Wild Muzio Gambit by Gimli the dwarf from Lord of the Rings!
Steinitz vs Lang, 1860 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves

crucial game in Tal's career, to win the USSR championship
Tal vs Tolush, 1957 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Reverand Lombardy queen sac
M Gerusel vs Lombardy, 1957 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 18 moves, 0-1

Steinitz vs Bardeleben - 'Nuff said
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

A blunder by a 19th century chess maven and patron Kolisch
Maczuski vs Kolisch, 1864 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Byrne upsets Smyslov: queen for 2 rooks
D Byrne vs Smyslov, 1962 
(A21) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Nice pseudo-queen sacrifice
M Romm vs S Tatai, 1973 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 36 moves, 1-0

Danish Opening gone bad for black after no ...d5!
Blackburne vs Day, 1876 
(C21) Center Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Kolty minature involving Greek gift pseudo sacrifice
Koltanowski vs Day, 1960 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

A Tal-like move in OTB play that barely wins, romantically
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

You have dark square weakness my friend!
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Furious Rook Stalement by Evans v Reshevsky
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer-Spassky 1992 rematch - best game of the lot
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

NN gets BURNed!
NN vs Burn, 1866 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Gufeld-Tal draw
Gufeld vs Tal, 1956 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gufeld - Tal game
Gufeld vs Tal, 1959 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

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