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vortex's favorite games
Compiled by vortex
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Games that I find even more enjoyable each time I play them over.

Barsov plays with unusual energy to take the Bacon.
P K Wells vs Barsov, 2002
(A13) English, 27 moves, 0-1

This game always seemed like a work of art to me.
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Game of the Century ! Fischer at 13.
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

A. Shashin the assassin of Korchnoi's King.
A Shashin vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 35 moves, 1-0

Kramnik punishes minor mistakes forcefully.
M O Tataev vs Kramnik, 1989 
(A81) Dutch, 21 moves, 0-1

Sacs his Queen and leaves Black with only losing options.
J Arizmendi Martinez vs I Yagupov, 2003 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 16 moves, 1-0

Euwe's idea 11.Kd1 is used to perfection by Tal.
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

Long and Pretty Mating Combination
Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Anand's Scorpion Game.
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

Tiger's newly patented line surprises MCO expert.
de Firmian vs T Hillarp Persson, 1996 
(B06) Robatsch, 45 moves, 0-1

The Latvian Knight Never retreats. Split Board in Two.
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Psychological Approach. Drawish line beats Unbeatable.
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Jamaica's Best player is beaten by Jui-Jitsu approach.
Granda Zuniga vs S Matthews, 2002 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

Epaulette Mate ! Mozart of Chess plays symphony.
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Shhh ! Emory Tate the genius is at Work.
E Tate vs D Coleman, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 19 moves, 1-0

White is Ok ! Llubo beats Korchnoi's French Winawer.
Ljubojevic vs Korchnoi, 1985 
(C18) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

Unwise Opening beats Wise Man from the East.
D Gedult vs Melchior, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

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