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The Canidates Matches
Compiled by Poisonpawns
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Dedicated to those players who were so close to a World Title shot but came up just short.

Canidates Quater finals 1965
Spassky vs Keres, 1965 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Canidates Quater finals gm 2 1965
Keres vs Spassky, 1965 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm 3 1965 Canidates Quater finals
Spassky vs Keres, 1965 
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 50 moves, 1-0

gm 4 1965 Canidates quarter finals
Keres vs Spassky, 1965 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

gm 5 1965 canidates quarter finals
Spassky vs Keres, 1965 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

gm 6 Canidates quarter finals 1965
Keres vs Spassky, 1965
(A21) English, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm 7 1965 canidates quarter finals
Spassky vs Keres, 1965
(E12) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm 8 canidates quater finals 1965
Keres vs Spassky, 1965 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

gm 9 canidates quater finals 1965
Spassky vs Keres, 1965 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm10 1965 canidates quater finals
Keres vs Spassky, 1965 
(E77) King's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

1965 canidates semi-finals gm1
Geller vs Spassky, 1965 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm2 1965 canidates semi-finals
Spassky vs Geller, 1965 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 55 moves, 1-0

gm3 1965 canidates semi-final
Geller vs Spassky, 1965
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

1965 canidates semifinals gm4
Spassky vs Geller, 1965 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

1965 canidates semi-finals gm5
Geller vs Spassky, 1965
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

1965 canidates semi-finals gm6
Spassky vs Geller, 1965 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

1965 canidates semi-finals gm7
Geller vs Spassky, 1965
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

1965 canidates semi-finals gm8
Spassky vs Geller, 1965 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 39 moves, 1-0

1965 canidates finals gm 1
Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

1965 canidates finals gm2
Spassky vs Tal, 1965 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 40 moves, 0-1

1965 canidates finals gm3
Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 66 moves, 0-1

1965 canidates finals gm4
Spassky vs Tal, 1965 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

1965 canidates finals gm5
Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

1965 canidates finals gm6
Spassky vs Tal, 1965 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

1965 canidates finals gm7
Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

1965 canidates finals gm8
Spassky vs Tal, 1965 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

1965 Canidates finals gm9
Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 70 moves, 0-1

1965 canidates finals gm10
Spassky vs Tal, 1965 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

1965 canidates finals gm11
Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

gm 6 1994 PCA qualifier
Short vs Kamsky, 1994 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 0-1

gm4 1994 PCA World Champ qualifier
Short vs Kamsky, 1994 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 55 moves, 1-0

gm2 1994 PCA World Champ Qualifier
Short vs Kamsky, 1994 
(B27) Sicilian, 52 moves, 0-1

gm 1 1994 PCA world champ qualifier
Kamsky vs Short, 1994 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 45 moves, 1-0

gm5 1994 PCA world champ qualifier
Kamsky vs Short, 1994 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

gm3 1994 PCA world cham qualifier
Kamsky vs Short, 1994 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 78 moves, 1-0

gm 7 1994 PCA world champ qualifier
Kamsky vs Short, 1994 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm 1 1991 canidates
Ivanchuk vs Yudasin, 1991 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

gm 2 1991 canidates
Yudasin vs Ivanchuk, 1991 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

gm 3 1991 Canidates
Ivanchuk vs Yudasin, 1991 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

gm4 1991 canidates
Yudasin vs Ivanchuk, 1991 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 54 moves, 0-1

gm 5 1991 canidates
Ivanchuk vs Yudasin, 1991 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm 1 1991 canidates
Dreev vs Anand, 1991 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 36 moves, 0-1

gm2 1991 canidates
Anand vs Dreev, 1991 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm 3 1991 canidates
Dreev vs Anand, 1991 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

gm 4 1991
Anand vs Dreev, 1991 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 1-0

gm 5 1991 canidates
Dreev vs Anand, 1991 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 59 moves, 0-1

gm 11983 Canidates qf
Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm 2 1983 canidates qf
Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 0-1

gm3 1983 canidates qf
Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm 4 1983 canidates qf
Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1983 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 38 moves, 1-0

gm5 1983 canidates qf
Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

gm6 1983 canidates qf
Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm7 1983 canidates qf
Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm8 1983 canidates qf
Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1983 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 46 moves, 0-1

gm9 1983 canidates qf
Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 1-0

gm 1 1965 canidates sf
Larsen vs Tal, 1965 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 41 moves, 1-0

gm 2 1965 canidates sf
Tal vs Larsen, 1965 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

gm 3 1965 canidates sf
Larsen vs Tal, 1965 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm 4 1965 canidates sf
Tal vs Larsen, 1965 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm 5 1965 canidates sf
Larsen vs Tal, 1965 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 50 moves, 1-0

gm 6 1965 canidates sf
Tal vs Larsen, 1965 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

gm 7 1965 canidates sf
Larsen vs Tal, 1965 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 91 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm8 1965 canidates sf
Tal vs Larsen, 1965 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm 9 1965 canidates sf
Larsen vs Tal, 1965 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm 10 1965 canidates sf
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

1965 Canidates qf
Larsen vs Ivkov, 1965 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 60 moves, 1-0

1989 canidates semi-finals
Yusupov vs Karpov, 1989 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm2 1989 csf
Karpov vs Yusupov, 1989 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

1989 csf gm 3
Karpov vs Yusupov, 1989 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm4 1989 csf
Yusupov vs Karpov, 1989 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

gm 5 1989 csf
Karpov vs Yusupov, 1989 
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

gm 8 1989 csf
Yusupov vs Karpov, 1989 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

1989 csf gm 6
Yusupov vs Karpov, 1989 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 60 moves, 0-1

gm 7 1989 canidates sf
Karpov vs Yusupov, 1989 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

Gm 1:Timman vs Short 1993(Pca match)
Timman vs Short, 1993 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gm2: Short vs Timman 1993 (Pca)
Short vs Timman, 1993 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

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