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"The Inner Game Of Chess" - the anthology
Compiled by Operation Mindcrime
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Games from Andrew Soltis' great book, "The Inner Game of Chess", as and where I can find them here.


I feel like I'm falling.
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Beliavsky, 1991 
(A80) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

Afraid to reach out for eternity..
L A Tan vs Smyslov, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 37 moves, 0-1

Pull the trigger? No!
Joel Benjamin vs Kamsky, 1991 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

You have no idea who I am.
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

An Intentional Confrontation
Larsen vs J B Bednarski, 1967 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Sacrifice, they always say, is a sign of nobility.
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Is there anyone that sees what's going on?
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

You forced me to force you.
Bogoljubov vs L Schmid, 1949 
(C47) Four Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Never finding the Promised Land...
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1958 
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 0-1

No one else dies today.
G Kuzmin vs Sveshnikov, 1973 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

There's got to be something left.
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

I'm the Black Hand of Death!
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

I'm like a revolution of one..
Tal vs Letelier, 1963 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

The hands out of nowhere.
G Barcza vs Tal, 1971 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Can you feel it coming?
Piket vs Anand, 1993 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 30 moves, 0-1

My next hero's calling...
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

The blind leading the blind.
Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 43 moves, 0-1

Pull the trigger? Yes!
Hort vs Portisch, 1973 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

It's dangerous, this game we play.
Krum Georgiev vs Gulko, 1988 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 26 moves, 0-1

A surgical strike.
Piket vs Sosonko, 1993 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Last time, I missed my chance, but never again.
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 41 moves, 1-0

"It" is my move.
Nimzowitsch vs Marshall, 1927  
(A61) Benoni, 30 moves, 1-0

I've got you where I wanted.
Murey vs K Volke, 1991
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

The priest is cold and dead.
Seirawan vs Tal, 1985 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

King of the Reich
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Step by step, I dream the plan.
Polugaevsky vs Wojtkiewicz, 1990 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

It was right here all the time....
Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(A10) English, 59 moves, 0-1

Read between the liness...
Anand vs Timman, 1991 
(B07) Pirc, 28 moves, 1-0

If I could change it all...
Alburt vs K G Shirazi, 1983 
(A43) Old Benoni, 24 moves, 0-1

Searching for the answer, but there's damage.
Miles vs C W Pritchett, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

That was someone else, not me.
Kasparov vs A Roizman, 1978 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Is this all? - for it's not what I expected.....
Taimanov vs G Zaichik, 1989
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Last time, I missed my chance.
K Grigorian vs Karpov, 1976 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

Come on, let's take a ride
Yusupov vs Karpov, 1989 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Disconnected.
Nunn vs Fedorowicz, 1991 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 24 moves, 1-0

We had it all, but didn't see anything..
E Eliskases vs W Henneberger, 1934 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 27 moves, 0-1

Invest in gold, and never get old
Keres vs Spassky, 1955 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Now it's buried six feet under.
Kasparov vs Anand, 1992 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 17 moves, 1-0

And what now?
Y Kruppa vs Bareev, 1988
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

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