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King John 5's favorite games
Compiled by King John 5
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These are some of the games that influence me.


Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Kasparov, 2004 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs H A Gretarsson, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Morphy vs Bornemann, 1858  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1-0

Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Great attacking
L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

More great attacking
J L Burden vs L Christiansen, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 0-1

Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B40) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Computer game
Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2001 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 46 moves, 1-0

Great move!!!
Joel Benjamin vs N Gamboa, 1995 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 15 moves, 1-0

Kaidanov vs Anand, 1987 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Where is white's big mistake?
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1967 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 28 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

Kasimdzhanov vs Kasparov, 2001 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Leko, 2005 
(B33) Sicilian, 57 moves, 0-1

J Richman vs Fischer, 1963 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

Prins vs Spassky, 1964
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 50 moves, 0-1

Robert E Byrne vs O'Kelly, 1951
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Bogoljubov vs H Mueller, 1934 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 18 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Janowski, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

E Raaste vs Nickoloff, 1986 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

H K Mattison vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

Tartakower vs Alekhine, 1926 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 99 moves, 0-1

Saidy vs Fischer, 1968  
(A25) English, 35 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1973 
(A25) English, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Morozevich vs Anand, 1995 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1

Morozevich vs Kasparov, 2001 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 57 moves, 0-1

Mephisto vs NN, 1770 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Napoleon Bonaparte vs The Turk, 1809 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Strange game
Napoleon Bonaparte vs Madame De Remusat, 1804 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Napoleon Bonaparte vs General Bertrand, 1820 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Sturmer vs The Turk, 1820 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 64 moves, 0-1

Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

I like this opening.
Y Shulman vs D Marciano, 1997 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

Cool endgame. If 73. Qe4 then 73...Kh8! draw still.....
Dreev vs Radjabov, 2005 
(A84) Dutch, 107 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beliavsky vs Radjabov, 2002 
(A90) Dutch, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Radjabov vs Beliavsky, 2002 
(A06) Reti Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Kasparov Blunders
Kasparov vs Speelman, 1989 
(A81) Dutch, 47 moves, 0-1

a queen for 2 rooks isn't good when the opponent has many pawns
Shirov vs Vyzmanavin, 1994 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 49 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Soos, 1967 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 39 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Polugaevsky, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1-0

"The Polgar" (Jon Tripp's name for here lol) wins quickly.
I De Los Santos vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1990 
(B27) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

Knights fight
Fine vs Najdorf, 1949 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 71 moves, 0-1

Karpov messed up....
Judit Polgar vs Karpov, 1993 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 32 moves, 1-0

Gheorghiu vs Fischer, 1966 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 50 moves, 1-0

L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

Forgot the pin...
Spassky vs Rodgaisky, 1948 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 8 moves, 0-1

Ghitescu vs Fischer, 1960 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 14 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs Petrosian, 1967 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Lasker, 1924 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 25 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1998
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs P Gomez, 1998 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1998 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 51 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Gruenfeld, 1922 
(D80) Grunfeld, 55 moves, 0-1

Albert Einstein played chess
Einstein vs Oppenheimer, 1933 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Shirov, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2004 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 90 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2005 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Taubenhaus vs C D Locock, 1888 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs B Tilghman, 1859 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1888  
(C14) French, Classical, 41 moves, 0-1

Teichmann vs Chigorin, 1904 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

M Judd vs Pillsbury, 1898 
(C45) Scotch Game, 34 moves, 0-1

G Burgess vs W Watson, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs W Watson, 1994 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 59 moves, 1-0

If black would not have taken the rook it would have been 1/2
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

S Shipov vs Kupreichik, 1990 
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Lautier, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Beer vs Carter, 1988 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Adams vs Leko, 1994
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 61 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Leko, 1999 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

E Torre vs Chandler, 1978
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Gelfand, 1994
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Wojtkiewicz, 1997
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

I really don't like QGA but I have to put a few QGA games in.
Dreev vs Karjakin, 2005 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Shredder vs REBEL, 2001 
(C45) Scotch Game, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Jimenez Zerquera vs Keene, 1974  
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs V Pupols, 1955 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Boleslavsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1967 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884  
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

A Medina Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Bologan vs Karjakin, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 0-1

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

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