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M.D. Wilson's favorite games
Compiled by M.D. Wilson
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Simply Capablanca, Karpov and Fischer at their elegant and ruthless best

Let the pawns fall...
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Active prophylaxis!
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

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

Simply Karpov!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

Cool, Relentless, Precise
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

Fischer borrows Capa's technique to stump Boris
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Perfection
Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Absolutely Forced!
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Karpov's Gem
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

Not so "quiet" after all!
Timman vs Karpov, 1979 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Nice one!
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1928 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

The Death of the Dragon
Fischer vs Larsen, 1958 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Shocron Shocked
Fischer vs Shocron, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

Slowly but surely
Smyslov vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 54 moves, 0-1

Mikhail on Mikhail
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Iron Mike does it again
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Anatoli outclasses Garry in their 1st Showdown
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1-0

This was "sound"!
Spassky vs Tal, 1959 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Karpov!
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 35 moves, 1-0

Karpov out to prove a point!
Karpov vs I D Dorfman, 1976 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Fischer's Spanish Dance
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 56 moves, 1-0

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

One of the best
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

Too easy Bobby
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

Lombardy vs Fischer, 1967 
(A15) English, 54 moves, 0-1

Quinteros vs Fischer, 1970 
(A10) English, 42 moves, 0-1

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

Fischer vs S Kagan, 1968 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 34 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Pilnik, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Karpov vs Huebner, 1980 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 33 moves, 1-0

Bisguier vs Fischer, 1967 
(B50) Sicilian, 74 moves, 0-1

Stein vs Tal, 1971 
(A14) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 
(B83) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Keres, 1959 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 81 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs A Zaitsev, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

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