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Popularity Counts!
Compiled by dac1990
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Below are the most popular and well-known games of chess ever played.

The Game of the Century
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Game
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

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

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

The Catastrophic Combination
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

The Evergreen Game
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

The Wizard of Riga
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

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

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

The King March
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Clash of the Titans
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

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

The Hunt
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

The Queen Sacrifice
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

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

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

The Polish Immortal
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

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

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

Celebrated Sagacity
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

The Father of Modern Chess
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

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

The Coup
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

In a Word, Brilliance
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Calculation Extraordinare
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

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

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

The Immortal Zugzwang Game
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

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