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morphyvsfischer's favorite games
Compiled by morphyvsfischer
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These games are not only my favorite games, but also important milestones in chess history! These games are what keep the human mind perplexed in the complexities of chess, and what keep me, as well as many others, constantly searching for spectacular novelties and genius ideas in chess. ~morphyvsfischer

The hugest 'point value' sacrifice of piece to achieve mate
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Cleverest foreshadowing of a forecoming mate
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

When attacking units> defending units, mate proves inevitable
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Pawn cover is worth lots of material
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

The deepest Queen sac of all time_ by a 13 year old to boot
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Chess becomes the method of battle between superpowers
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 56 moves, 1-0

The first win by a non-Soviet against a Soviet in a W.C. match
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

The tide is turned in the most heated W.C. ever
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

The most publicized game of all time
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Fischer's new opening+Spassky's bad blunder=victory
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

The first time a reigning champion loses to a computer!
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 37 moves, 1-0

The worst loss by a reigning World Champion
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

The longest calculated sacrifice in history!
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

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