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outplayer's favorite games
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The games here will be always full of tactics.

Endgame tactics
Najdorf vs Stahlberg, 1941 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 32 moves, 1-0

Kasparov style
Kasparov vs Judit Polgar, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

Topalov style
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

Fire on board
Shirov vs Bologan, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Instructive endgame
Karpov vs Deep Thought, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 65 moves, 1-0

Capablanca's great ending technique
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Slaying the spanish Breyer
Carlsen vs M Weeks, 2006 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 41 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein masterpiece
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1912 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Leko style
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Brilliant Geller
Geller vs Novotelnov, 1951 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Polgar's crushed
Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

Kasimdzhanov vs Judit Polgar, 2005 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 47 moves, 1-0

An exchange sacrifice
Keres vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Capablanca as a tactician
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Such a blindness
Van Wely vs Morozevich, 2006 
(E97) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Landa beauty
Landa vs E Shaposhnikov, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Modern Reti demolition
E Tate vs Akobian, 2006 
(A06) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Kasparov sacs on the Sveshnikov
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Winning with the dragon
Delchev vs B N Chatalbashev, 2001 
(B27) Sicilian, 58 moves, 0-1

Study opening analysis
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Bruzon outplays Lenier
L Bruzon Batista vs L Dominguez, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 72 moves, 1-0

Alekhine on Anastasia
Alekhine vs Leonhardt, 1910 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Tactical Botvinnik
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Pawnslaught
F J Lee vs H Shoosmith, 1904 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Time trouble mistakes?
Kosteniuk vs R Kempinski, 2006 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

A remarkable game
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 2006 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 0-1

The only move
Sliwa vs Stoltz, 1953 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

18.Nf5!!
Kaidanov vs Wojtkiewicz, 1994 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

18.Bxf7+!
E Schiller vs M Arne, 1995  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

22.f6?
F Vallejo Pons vs A Romero Holmes, 2002 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Smart manoeuvre 28.Nd4!
Kamsky vs Wolff, 1991 
(A48) King's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Positional queen sac
Khalifman vs Ermenkov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 1-0

A "little" strategic
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

How a master mates
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(C28) Vienna Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Poor Nimzo
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

Fantastic
Degraeve vs J Tomczak, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 1-0

Outstanding Slav
Kiril D Georgiev vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

For Zenon
G Szilagyi vs Bagirov, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

I'll give you my rook, you'll give me your king.
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

13...Nf6
Anand vs Shirov, 2002 
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

16...Bf6?!
Bologan vs Degraeve, 2001 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

12...Bh5
Karpov vs Uhlmann, 1973 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

Crazy Tal
Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

2.Na3!? by Zvjaginsev
V Zvjaginsev vs Khalifman, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

It could be a draw
I Kadimova vs R Norinkeviciute, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 88 moves, 0-1

18.b4!! commences a deep combination
Dreev vs Shirov, 1996 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 56 moves, 1-0

Beautiful miniature
T Melody vs J Spinale, 1996 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

12...Nf6
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

12...Rc8
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

Suffering
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

A lethal pin
G Milos vs N Murshed, 1997 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Draw
Spassky vs Hjartarson, 1991 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

11.h4
Andrey A Markov vs P Vinogradov, 1916 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

8.Rc1, 11...Nd2
Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

9.Qc2 and a wondrous game by Carlsen
Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

Farewell Unzicker
Unzicker vs T van Scheltinga, 1951 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 25 moves, 1-0

First step to kingstown
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Playing against Brasil
Anand vs Korchnoi, 1992 
(A05) Reti Opening, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

38.g6 or 38.Rh8!
Bronstein vs L Shamkovich, 1961 
(B01) Scandinavian, 40 moves, 1-0

Amazing 26...Qh4!
Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 27 moves, 0-1

What a 100 points difference can do
Bacrot vs Anand, 2006 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 0-1

Theory 1
Topalov vs Van Wely, 2001 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

31.Bg6!!
Suetin vs V Liberzon, 1960
(C11) French, 76 moves, 1-0

18.Nf5!
Csom vs P Ostojic, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian as white
I Teran Alvarez vs D H Campora, 2004 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

QGA isolated pawn
Navara vs Svidler, 2006 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

completely outplayed
Navara vs Beliavsky, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

43...Rc8!
L Popov vs I Rogers, 1986 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

guess 29.
Navara vs Z Kozul, 2006 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 31 moves, 1-0

Menchik
F Lazard vs Menchik, 1929 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

A game to study carefully
Anand vs Bologan, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Opening lines
Tarrasch vs Euwe, 1923 
(E90) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

How not to play Keres English 17...Qa5! wins
K Tsarouhas vs Kotronias, 2005 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 18 moves, 0-1

25.e6!
A Bangiev vs V Tukmakov, 1979 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Carlsen gambit 30...Ng4!
L E Johannessen vs Carlsen, 2006 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 0-1

Bagaturov creative sacrifice 21.Qxc3!!
Bagaturov vs Ftacnik, 1992 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 44 moves, 1-0

Nice deflection 39.Rd8! and wins.
D Ionescu vs T Luther, 2005 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

27.Nf5!!
R Lallemand vs M Lomineishvili, 2005 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Gligoric plays Glicoric variation
Fischer vs Gligoric, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

22...Qf5!!
I Bajarani vs G Guseinov, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

29.Re7+!!
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1-0

9...Nxe5! is a positional sacrifice
P McEvan vs G Kito, 1967 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

How to improve Black's play
Nakamura vs J Sarkar, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

18.Bxh6! in French
E Sharapov vs G A Timoshenko, 1998 
(C16) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1-0

27.Rxa7 and black queen has gone.
Nijboer vs A J Walton, 2006 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

19.Ndxe6!+-
Kasparov vs Gelfand, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 25 moves, 1-0

33.Be4! winning
Topalov vs Morozevich, 2002 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

16.g3!
Topalov vs Anand, 2001 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

So long Jessie
T Lopang vs J Gilbert, 2006 
(E92) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

24...Qxe3!!
Yudasin vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Morra!!
K R Smith vs Larry Evans, 1972 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 40 moves, 0-1

Bh6!
J R Koch vs A Hauchard, 1997 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 29 moves, 1-0

Full Benko
Adianto vs N Mariano, 2005 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

Miles!!
A J Mestel vs Miles, 1979 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 43 moves, 0-1

21.fxg6 uau!
Averbakh vs V Zak, 1947 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 1-0

I should play like this
Y Visser vs Speelman, 2006 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

"Ehlvest Has Left the Building"
Kasparov vs Ehlvest, 1978 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

17...Bd7
Kotronias vs N Skalkotas, 2005 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 52 moves, 1-0

opening a kan of worms
Smagin vs S A Salov, 1984 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 1-0

18.Rxf6!
A Haik vs Skembris, 1981 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs K Miton, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

B Colias vs E Friedman, 1985  
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 47 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 68 moves, 0-1

Ponomariov vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 45 moves, 1-0

A Planinc vs Vasiukov, 1973 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

A Grosar vs D Lobzhanidze, 1999
(C45) Scotch Game, 50 moves, 0-1

D Barua vs R O Perez Garcia, 2000
(C42) Petrov Defense, 56 moves, 0-1

S Pozin vs N Kabanov, 2009
(A56) Benoni Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

zenon
R Kashtanov vs A Utkin, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

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