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Nightwalk's Chess Nuggets
Compiled by Nightwalk
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Here's a list of my favorite games.


A Masterpiece that Will Hold it's Own for Centuries to Come
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Another Gem from the Man's Illustrious Career
Alekhine vs E E Book, 1938 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

A Game as Simple as it is Instructive
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

A Diamond in Morphy's Crown
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Short but Sweet
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

One of those Games Determined by a Single Profound Move
Chigorin vs K A Walbrodt, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

Caissa's Wonderkind
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

The Magician Weaves Another Spell
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

The Sultan Withstands the Chess Machine
Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

Steinitz's Late Masterpiece
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Viva Akiba!
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

A Prime Example of Morphy's Well-Rounded Play
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

The Art of the Attack
Colle vs Gruenfeld, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Alexander the Great
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 82 moves, 1-0

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

Grace Under Pressure
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

A Funny and Unique Game
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

The Next Generation
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

Golden Oldie
Edinburgh vs London, 1824 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

The Father of Positional Play
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 55 moves, 0-1

Morphy Bested!
Morphy vs T W Barnes, 1859 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

The Original "Immortal Game"
T Bowdler vs H Conway, 1788 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

When Harry Met Issy
Pillsbury vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Another Sparkling Victory from the Young Bobby
Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Whew! Capablanca was Truly a Great Player
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

An Underrated Talent
Keres vs E Eliskases, 1937 
(B50) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

The Bite of the Cobra
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1925 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

Bird - Soars Like One in His Masterpiece
Bird vs J Mason, 1876 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

One of Caissa's Greatest Prodigies
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

Louisiana Tiger
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Thrashed
Leonhardt vs Tarrasch, 1910 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

The Jewel of the Stockholm Olympiad
Keres vs Reshevsky, 1937 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

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