raylopez99's favorite games
Compiled by raylopez99

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 Christiansen, 1975 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 22 moves, 0-1

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

Brilliant attack
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 Kosztrewa, 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, 1-0

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, 28 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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