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Famous games of the Chess World Champions
Compiled by trumvirvel
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A collection including one great game with every World Champion (UWC = Unofficial (before Steinitz)/WC = Official World Champion/FWC = FIDE World Champion)

In brackets is when I last viewed the game.

WC #15/FWC #2 - Anand! (December 2007)
Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

WC #14 - Kramnik! (December 2007)
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 0-1

WC#13 - Kasparov! (unviewed...)
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

WC#12 - unviewed...
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

WC#11 - unviewed...
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

WC#10 - unviewed...
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

WC#9 - unviewed...
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

WC #8 - unviewed...
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

WC #7 - unviewed...
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

WC #6 - unviewed...
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

WC #5 - unviewed...
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

WC #4 - unviewed...
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

WC #3 - Capablanca! (unviewed...)
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

WC #2 - Lasker! (unviewed...)
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

WC#1 - Steinitz! (unviewed...)
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

UWC #4 - Morphy! (viewed December-06)
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

UWC #3 - Anderssen! (viewed January-07)
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

UWC #2 - Staunton! (viewed September-06)
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1841 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

UWC#1 - LaBourdonnais! (viewed January-07)
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

FIDE World Champion #1 - unviewed...
Z Almasi vs Khalifman, 1997 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 0-1

FIDE WC #3 - unviewed...
Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2005 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

FIDE WC #4 - unviewed...
Kasimdzhanov vs Anand, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

FIDE WC #5 - unviewed...
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

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