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pyryk's favorite games
Compiled by pyryk
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Here I have collected some of the masterpieces that I have stumbled upon.

Modern Benoni, ...Nxf2 gives Tal a powerful attack.
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

Nice exchange sac and follow-up
Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 0-1

A positional crush, nice handling of knights
Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

from Silman's HTRYC in the chapter on backward pawns
Unzicker vs Taimanov, 1952 
(B58) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Brilliant play by Beliavsky in the Classical Caro-Kann.
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Yet another Ne6 sac in the Caro-Kann
Tal vs Oll, 1986 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Modern Steinitz w/ 5...Bg4 6 h3 h5, referred to in many books
D Ciric vs E Scholl, 1970
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc, Byrne variation
Tal vs Bronstein, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 1-0

Yates vs L Asztalos, 1927 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 53 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez, 5.d3; nice kingside attack
K Mokry vs Blatny, 1986
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1-0

Tal-Larsen '65, 6th match game
Tal vs Larsen, 1965 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez, 5.d3
Stripunsky vs D Fernandez, 2006 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Last time I tried blindfolded, it didn't go quite this well
Ivanchuk vs Van Wely, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Tactical mayhem
Chiburdanidze vs Dvoirys, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs Anand, 2005 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Efimenko vs J Arizmendi Martinez, 2006 
(A28) English, 21 moves, 0-1

Nisipeanu vs M Paragua, 2006 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

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