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Awesome Games (1900-25)
Compiled by Eric Schiller
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These are the games I chose as "Game of the Year" for my book 100 Awesome Chess Moves.


An Open Invitation
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

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

A little backrank weakness equals a whole lotta trouble
Pillsbury vs Swiderski, 1902 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Preparation pays off
Chigorin vs Maroczy, 1903 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

Tearing down the curtains (I have this as 1904)
Spielmann vs M Elyashiv, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Attack from Afar
Janowski vs Tarrasch, 1905 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Turning the Tables
Burn vs Marshall, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

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

All for Beauty
Duras vs H Suechting, 1908 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Forgacs' unforgettable attack
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Heart lf a Lion, Eye of a Tiger!
Leonhardt vs Tarrasch, 1910 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Capablanca's Courage
Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1911 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch siezes the moment (I have as Riga, 1913)
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch trashes the kingside
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

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

Who needs rooks?
Reti vs Euwe, 1920 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Offsides is a penalty in chess, too!
Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

All is not quiet on the Western Front!
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Pure Poetry from Yates
Alekhine vs Yates, 1923 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 50 moves, 0-1

Reversal in Detroit
Carlos Torre vs N Banks, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Hard to pronounce but easy to enjoy!
G Nagy vs Przepiorka, 1925 
(A15) English, 34 moves, 1-0

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