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top8's favorite games
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top master play- unreal appearance of genius

bishop mate
Morphy vs NN, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

tale of bishop, knight and a pawn
Bird vs Pinkerley, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 24 moves, 1-0

another one from bird
NN vs Bird, 1850 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

morphy's art
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

knight mate
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

bird's knight mate
Bird vs NN, 1869 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

double cross
Bird vs K Pitschel, 1878 
(A84) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0

long battle knight vs rook
Lipschutz vs Bird, 1889 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 159 moves, 1/2-1/2

Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

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

end of the road...
Marshall vs Von Scheve, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

fatal frank
W W Young vs Marshall, 1913 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

great fight
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

swift 1
Marshall vs Stodie, 1920 
(B20) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

queen for sale
Samsonov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1929 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

N Kosolapov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C47) Four Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

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

Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 1-0

V Zak vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

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

organized attack
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

generation gap
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

K Commons vs Najdorf, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 56 moves, 0-1

iron man
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

mate net
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Anand, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

topa 2 bishop vs 2 rook's of aronian
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

bishop and knight sac
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

king walk
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

master play
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

good combination at the end
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

rook +2 bishop and mate
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

5 queens on board
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

A.A queen sac knight move
P Potemkin vs Alekhine, 1912 
(B20) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1

A.A another queen for mate
Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1937 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

tigran give queen for mate
Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

2 way mate 1 move
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

fine art
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

gm clash
Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 0-1

nice combination and mate
A Karu vs Keres, 1931 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

bishop's mate
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

perfect finish
Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

tale of 1 powerfull queen
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

queen sac
Euwe vs Loman, 1923 
(A09) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

max touch
Euwe vs G A Thomas, 1934 
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de, 26 moves, 1-0

king in the corner
R A J Meijer vs Euwe, 1923 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Bogoljubov vs G A Thomas, 1922 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

basic sac on h file
Bogoljubov vs NN, 1952 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

very nice combination
Bogoljubov vs H Mueller, 1934 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 18 moves, 1-0

center attack
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1919 
(C13) French, 27 moves, 1-0

queen+rook sac+2 bishop's and pawn to victory
Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

close to the enemy king
Duras vs Spielmann, 1909  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 33 moves, 0-1

Duras capture of queen
Duras vs E Cohn, 1911 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

preety mate
Vitacek vs Duras, 1900 
(C22) Center Game, 26 moves, 0-1

hard fight
Schlechter vs Duras, 1910 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 109 moves, 0-1

carl give all the pieces for mate
B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

king in the middle
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

draw master carl
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

clear mind
Schlechter vs Kern, 1893 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

what a queen can do with help of pawns
K Zambelly vs Maroczy, 1897 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

what a queen can do ?
Maroczy vs Schiffers, 1898 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

king with no place to go .
Maroczy vs Martinolich, 1907 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

simon play the winawer
Chigorin vs Winawer, 1883 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 0-1

art work
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

queen sac that can not help
Steinitz vs Paulsen, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 36 moves, 1-0

nice queen sac
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C25) Vienna, 31 moves, 0-1

riot attack
M Hewitt vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

zukerturt beauty
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

brilliant game
Chigorin vs Zukertort, 1883 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

master in action
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

immortal game
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

impressive side attack on the center
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

classical attack
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

field of vision
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 77 moves, 1-0

crush test
Mayet vs Anderssen, 1859 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 15 moves, 0-1

strike of lightning
Judit Polgar vs P Chilingirova, 1988 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

prdigy judit
Judit Polgar vs Svidler, 2005 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 30 moves, 1-0

4 queens on board
Bareev vs Smirin, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

quiet game
Gelfand vs Harikrishna, 2005 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 1-0

good position for white
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1994 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Gelfand, 1994 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

bold instrumental play
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

kramnik playground
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1

defintion of the word attack
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

no words
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 25 moves, 1-0

magnificent magnus
Carlsen vs D Rylander, 2003 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 33 moves, 1-0

magnus maintenance
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

meaning of attack
Carlsen vs H A Gretarsson, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

booby trap
Carlsen vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Greco vs NN, 1619 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

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