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Top 10 Chess Games
Compiled by TantalumCarbide
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In chess, the options are a win, a draw, and a loss. Some wins tend to stand out more than others, and I've always been interested in brilliant games. Here are what I think of as the top ten games ever played.

Number 10, great rook sac
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Number 9, excellent queen sac in the end
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Number 8, great rook & queen sac
Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Number 7, crushing attack
Kasparov vs Gavrikov, 1981 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Number 6, sacrificing everything for a win
J Benjamin vs H Carter, 1982 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Number 5, Studying overnight pays off!
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

Number 4, Marshall gets showered with gold after move 23
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Number 3, spectacular finish
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Number 2, Fischer makes a statement
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Number 1, shows why you should never play the Pirc
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

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