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Russian World Champions
Compiled by kevin86

This collection will involve Soviet World Champs between WWII and 1972-many of these men were great,but are underrated by the west,due to rivalry-rather than talent

Tal comes up with unusual k-side attack.
Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Tal wins simul-ex game,but it was a doozy!
Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

early botvinnik-pure genius
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A13) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Petrosian wins "Goode" game
R Goode vs Petrosian, 1954 
(E70) King's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

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

even a queening with check can't stop Keres
Keres vs D Byrne, 1972 
(D94) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

a rare queen chase and "mate"
M Bobotsov vs Petrosian, 1968 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 0-1

horse drawn-knight gives perpetual in fourteen moves
I Zaitsev vs Karpov, 1966 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov wins a nice one.
Karpov vs E Gik, 1968 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Tal dominated by white pieces at e5
A Bannik vs Tal, 1958 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 52 moves, 1-0

PetRock ha great queenside finish!
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi's complaint
Vaganian vs Korchnoi, 1975 
(A17) English, 40 moves, 1-0

A brilliant one by Keres.
Keres vs W Winter, 1935 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

Smyslov makes the rook dance like Barishnokov
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Tal cuffs Speelman,starting with a sac-what else is new?
Tal vs Speelman, 1988 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Tal gives up queen-to get a new one!
Lavrinenko vs Tal, 1950 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 38 moves, 0-1

Petrosian gets Keres with brilliant sac!
Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Tal starts combination with two sacs.
Tal vs K Klaman, 1957 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 34 moves, 1-0

Spassky loses this odd one-with trapped queen
Uhlmann vs Spassky, 1967 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 22 moves, 0-1

Tal gives up rook to mate with lone horse
Tal vs Benko, 1959 
(B27) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Tal sets lethal trap on move 69!
Tal vs Averkin, 1973 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 70 moves, 1-0

Karpov def Kasparov with a white square dance
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

Karpov koffs one up
Ulf Andersson vs Karpov, 1995 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 18 moves, 1-0

in the Botvinnik of time.
Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 30 moves, 0-1

Tal sacs queen to win! Wow,I want to be like Mike!!
Tal vs Suetin, 1969 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

Smyslov gets forked to death! lol
Smyslov vs Gufeld, 1967 
(A15) English, 35 moves, 0-1

Tal's sacs lead black to the scaffold.
Tal vs Y Rantanen, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Tal loans his queen in a pseudo-sacrifice.
Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

A final blow by a lowly pawn!
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1967 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

another masterful finish by Tal
Tal vs Z Szymczak, 1974 
(A15) English, 38 moves, 1-0

the fork,the skewer,the mate
Larsen vs Spassky, 1981 
(A26) English, 44 moves, 0-1

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

Botvinnik dunks Denker
Denker vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Keres opens opponent's position like a can opener
Keres vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

a neat sac leads to a Tal win,ho hum!
Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Keres throws massive force-queen and bishop-to win
L Blumenoff vs Keres, 1933 
(A06) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Tal gives up rook-forces more in return
Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

brilliant queen sac by Petrosian
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik bests Tal when latter takes a wrong turn
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik-passed pawns-if the right one won't get ya...
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 61 moves, 1-0

a brilliant finish by Spassky
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik FLOHRS opponent
Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1936 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 57 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik dominates Tartakower with strong attack
Botvinnik vs Tartakower, 1936  
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

an Be-liav-able win by Spassky along the h-file
Spassky vs Beliavsky, 1988 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Kaspy as a kid-wins with trips on black
L Christiansen vs Kasparov, 1982 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi bests Spassky in a real donnybrook
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 48 moves, 1-0

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