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Greatest Games of the Greatest Players
Compiled by trumvirvel
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An attempt to gather 2 great games (one as white, one as black) from each of history's greatest chess players. An overview of the beauty and evolution of Chess - and when I last viewed them. (Under Construction! Missing:
... Kotov, Neshmetdinov, Cholmov, Kavalek, Bronstein, Karpov, Geller, Seirawan, Nunn, Kramnik, Khalifman, Anand (W), Ponomariov (W), Kasimdzhanov, Topalov (B))


Ruy Lopez as White (no RL wins as Black found) - 14/4 2006!
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1575 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Greco as White (mate!) - 21/5 2006!
Greco vs NN, 1619 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Greco as Black (mate!) - 15/4 2006!
NN vs Greco, 1625 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 0-1

Philidor as White (mate!) - 15/4 2006!
Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

Philidor as Black - 16/4 2006!
Andrew Smith vs Philidor, 1790 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Bourdonnais as White - 12/4 2006!
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Bourdonnais as Black - 20/4 2005!
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Staunton as Black - 12/4 2006!
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1841 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Staunton as White - 12/4 2006!
Staunton vs Horwitz, 1851  
(A13) English, 46 moves, 1-0

"The immortal game"; Anderssen as White - during 2004!
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Morphy as Black - 2/2 2006!
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Morphy as White - 3/2 2006!
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

Anderssen as Black - 13/4 2006!
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Steinitz as Black (mate!), "Carl's Bad" - 17/4 2006!
Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C25) Vienna, 31 moves, 0-1

Zukertort as White - 14/4 2006!
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Zukertort as Black - 16/4 2006!
Chigorin vs Zukertort, 1883 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

Lasker as White, "Double Bishop Sacrifice" - 6/2 2006!
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Steinitz as White - 24/4 2006!
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury as Black - 28/4 2006!
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Lasker as Black - 26/6 2006!
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury as White - unviewed...
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

"Tal Tales"; Tal as White - 4/2 2006!
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Marshall as Black - 3/2 2006!
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Spielmann as White - unviewed...
Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Spielmann as Black - unviewed...
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Marshall as White - 3/2 2006!
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Tal as Black - 5/2 2006!
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1

Capablanca as White - unviewed...
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Capablanca as Black - unviewed...
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

Alekhine as Black - unviewed...
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

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

Rubinstein as White - unviewed
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Nimzovitch as Black - autumn 2005!
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzovitch as White - unviewed...
Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

Fischer as Black - unviewed...
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Fischer as White - unviewed...
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Euwe as Black - unviewed...
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Euwe as White - unviewed...
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

Alekhine as White - unviewed...
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

Kasparov as White - unviewed...
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Kasparov as Black - unviewed...
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Challenger: Tal as White - 6/2 2006!
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Andersson as White - unviewed...
Ulf Andersson vs Tal, 1983 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

Andersson as Black - unviewed...
Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1975 
(B44) Sicilian, 79 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik as White - unviewed...
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik as Black - unviewed...
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Smyslov as Black - unviewed...
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

Smyslov as White - unviewed...
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Spassky as Black - unviewed...
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Spassky as White - unviewed...
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Challenger: Lasker as Black - unviewed...
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907  
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

Ponomariov as Black - unviewed...
A Matikozian vs Ponomariov, 1996 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch as Black - unviewed...
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch as White - unviewed...
Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov as White - unviewed...
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929 
(C11) French, 51 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov as Black - unviewed...
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1914 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 27 moves, 0-1

Topalov as White - unviewed...
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Keres as Black - unviewed...
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Keres as White - unviewed...
Keres vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Petrosian as White - unviewed...
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Petrosian as Black, "Weathering the storm" - unviewed...
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

Anand as Black - 13/5 2006!
Topalov vs Anand, 2006 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

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