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World Champions
Compiled by clifton
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Some of the World Champion's best games.


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

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

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

Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

Steinitz vs E Pilhal, 1862 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs Paulsen, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886  
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

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

Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs NN, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Von Feldt, 1916 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Euwe vs S Van Mindeno, 1927 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs G A Thomas, 1934 
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs G Stepanov (Schneideman), 1930 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

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

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

Botvinnik vs Keres, 1966 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs A Ivashin, 1942 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1947 
(A48) King's Indian, 115 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs Keres, 1948 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

L A Tan vs Smyslov, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 37 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Some of the World Campion's most notable games
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Toran Albero vs Tal, 1961 
(A21) English, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Petrosian, 1962 
(C11) French, 20 moves, 0-1

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

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

Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Fischer, 1966 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 50 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 70 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 58 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs X3D Fritz, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

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