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ex0duz's memorable games
Compiled by ex0duz
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Just games that have caught my attention or appeal to me for some reason or another ;)

Closed pawn positional masterpiece.. 24.Ba7!
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

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

22.Nd5 nice position
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Changing of the guard
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Deus Ex Machina
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Marshalls Immortal
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Unstoppable Knights
Anand vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 46 moves, 1-0

Knights of the round table (Blitz)
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Brutal 8 move forced mate. 11.Qxh7+, to 18.Kd2#(!!) Relentless.
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Birds Immortal Pin Cushion
Bird vs Steinitz, 1867 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Keres immortal(yeah yeah, wanton overusage) double rook sac
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Morphy's Sac(get your mind out of the gutter!)
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Moro.. what else is there to say?
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Moro destroys Anand with a Kings Gambit
Morozevich vs Anand, 1995 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Moro French Clinic
Judit Polgar vs Morozevich, 2000 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 0-1

Yusupovs Immortal
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

Shorts Immortal King Walk
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Tal Knight Domination
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Tal is pissed.
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Young Kasparov clinical attack
E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 30 moves, 0-1

Kasparov destroys the Bird variation
Kasparov vs A Roizman, 1978 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

16. Bc4! Into Nice Endgame demonstration
Zhong Zhang vs Koneru, 2003 
(C22) Center Game, 95 moves, 1-0

A Knights Oddysee
Wang Hao vs D Andreikin, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 49 moves, 1-0

12. Rxe6! Nice Exchange Sac and finish
Wang Hao vs A Timofeev, 2007 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

There can be only one!
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

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

Hikki's 21.Qxf2!
M Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

17. Rxd6!
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

12 yr old Capa's 29.Qxb5!
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

The names Lagrave. Maximus "Romanctic" Vachier Lagrave,
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

10.Bxh6!!! All or nothing!
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

Kramnik must win vs Leko to retain the title
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Whoever gives up the rook first, wins!
Svidler vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

Kasparov dominates Anand with home prep
Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik or Tal?
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

d4, g3, Nh3, Nf4 vs the Dutch. Devastating Attack Ensues!
A Stefanova vs M Gurevich, 2008 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Schlechter's fierce 37.Nd5! with elegant finish 44.a5!
Schlechter vs Gunsberg, 1901 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

Nez, Tal's trainer and up 4-1.. what more need i say?
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

Instructive Petrosian Game. Destroys Smyslov.
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1961 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Kasparovs positional masterpiece... vs Karpov!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Pinned from opening to endgame. Spectacular play
Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

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