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Brilliant Miniatures
Compiled by KingG
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Some of the greatest miniatures ever played.


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

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

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

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

Lindehn vs Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

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

F Brown vs Gibbs, 1918 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Spielmann, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

B Kazic vs B Vukovic, 1940 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs E E Book, 1938 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Stein vs Portisch, 1962 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

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

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

Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs N Rashkovsky, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Timman, 1977 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Hort, 1978 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Gulko vs Savon, 1978 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Larsen, 1979 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Tal, 1979 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Nunn, 1982  
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Marjanovic, 1980 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

J D Tisdall vs G Lee, 1981 
(B40) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1983 
(B40) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Nunn vs A Sokolov, 1986 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1988 
(A28) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs Kudrin, 1989 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 24 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Speelman, 1989 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Timman vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 25 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Gelfand, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 25 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Hracek, 1996 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 25 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

M Golubev vs V Podinic, 2001 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Van Wely, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Van Wely, 2002 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Seirawan, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Shabalov, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Najdorf vs Portisch, 1962 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

H K Mattison vs Nimzowitsch, 1929  
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

F Tahirov vs Shirov, 2007 
(A21) English, 21 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1950 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Browne vs Ljubojevic, 1978 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 23 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Gelfand, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Gurgenidze vs A Lein, 1967 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 21 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury vs M Judd, 1898 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Sax vs Seirawan, 1988 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nunn vs Sosonko, 1982 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Van der Wiel vs Tiviakov, 2001 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 19 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky vs Gelfand, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Mamedyarov vs Kharlov, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E35) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 5.cd ed, 19 moves, 0-1

Mamedyarov vs B Galstian, 2002 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

P Ofstad vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

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

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

J Matschego vs Falkbeer, 1853 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Weenink vs L Gans, 1930 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

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

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

Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Keres vs W Winter, 1935 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

H Clemenz vs Eisenschmidt, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Boleslavsky vs Ufimtsev, 1944 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 0-1

A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1901 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1854 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

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

Kasparov vs Khalifman, 2002 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1829 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

F Vallejo Pons vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Lputian vs Dlugy, 1998 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2002 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs M Bluvshtein, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

F Lazard vs A Gibaud, 1909 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs Polugaevsky, 1960 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Bird vs Steinitz, 1867 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Dreev, 1990 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Pribyl, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Charousek vs Lehner, 1897 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 1-0

Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Tringov, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 17 moves, 1-0

W Pollock vs Allies, 1893 
(C56) Two Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Beliavsky, 1995 
(A06) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Kunin vs Ochsengoit, 1958 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

Foguelman vs Bronstein, 1964 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 0-1

Colle vs J O'Hanlon, 1930 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

I Bilek vs Gheorghiu, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 19 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs Kupreichik, 1974 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

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