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bitko's 2nd collection
Compiled by bitko
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Symphonies of chess


Anand's exhibition
Anand vs I Sokolov, 1992 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

Theory in the making.
Shirov vs Flear, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

Pirc exorcist
A Planinc vs S Marangunic, 1969 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

Six feet Tal
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B06) Robatsch, 45 moves, 1-0

Reti shows master's hand
Reti vs Kmoch, 1922 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

A distant duel
Tal vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tactical punishment for positional weaknesses
Kasparov vs Marjanovic, 1980 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Godlike sacrifices by Anand
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

An astronaut.
Anand vs Beliavsky, 1993 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

Two chess gods who never became champions
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

This would make Tal smile
Anand vs Joel Benjamin, 1989 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Anand beats Krispy in irrational position
Anand vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

No!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Spassky tries to wrestle Bobby
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Heroic battle
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

Pleasent ending
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Havana Jewel
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

A sleeping giant
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

Heavy calculation in the opening
Tal vs A Sokolov, 1988 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 41 moves, 1-0

Provocative and simple gem.
J Kristinsson vs Tal, 1964 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 37 moves, 0-1

Aimles Larsen
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Sacrifices flowing
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Combination of extreme proportions
Tal vs Vasiukov, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Burried alive
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

Endgame fight
Tal vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Admirable foresight
Karpov vs Gulko, 1996 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Blade runner
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Like a prayer
Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1914 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Rookie
Fischer vs Portisch, 1962 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 68 moves, 1-0

Trading isn't evrything
Kavalek vs Matulovic, 1966 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Hysterical logic
Spassky vs Suetin, 1967 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 59 moves, 1-0

A monster escaped out of a lab
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

Ride of Valkyries
Szabo vs K Honfi, 1950 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Karate Kid
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Passing
Capablanca vs Yates, 1919 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 61 moves, 1-0

Spassky Got To Be Certain
Robert E Byrne vs Spassky, 1974 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 56 moves, 0-1

Careful pawn handling
Spassky vs Bukic, 1978 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Stairway to heaven
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind
Tal vs Keres, 1973 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 44 moves, 1-0

Open source
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 44 moves, 0-1

Lasker's flexibility
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907  
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

Cold Mountain
Reshevsky vs Larsen, 1968 
(E57) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...dc and 9...cd, 42 moves, 0-1

Gladiator
Ljubojevic vs Korchnoi, 1985 
(C18) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

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

Modern Times
Sutovsky vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

Nice tehnique
Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1929 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

Penalties
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 0-1

Dr Strangelove
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

The Saint
Anand vs I E Morovic-Fernandez, 1990 
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Walking on Sunshine
Kramnik vs Deep Fritz, 2002 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 57 moves, 1-0

Viktor Terrible
Korchnoi vs Filip, 1962 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Under Pressure
Korchnoi vs Robatsch, 1963 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Once Upon A Time In West
Stoltz vs H Steiner, 1952 
(A21) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Pretty race
F Thorbergsson vs Tal, 1964 
(E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

The Second AntiChrist of Chess ?
Hydra vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

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