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Morten's favorite games
Compiled by Morten
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Intended for brilliancies

Elegant
Short vs R J Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

G Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

classic
J Enevoldsen vs Nimzowitsch, 1933 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Classic of sealed moves
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1-0

Humiliation
Kasparov vs Karpov, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Extreme precision
Fine vs Flohr, 1938 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

M Monticelli vs Fine, 1934 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

Fine vs Alekhine, 1938 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 46 moves, 1-0

J Enevoldsen vs Erik Andersen, 1937 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Post-romantic masterpiece
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

One of Aljechin's best games
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Wait, there's more
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Minic vs A Planinc, 1975 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Larsen's best?
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1966 
(A16) English, 61 moves, 0-1

King hunt
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

E Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Sacrifices
A Riazantsev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Høi's brilliance
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Classic mate
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Shirov vs Radjabov, 2007 
(E97) King's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs D H Campora, 1988 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

J Kristiansen vs B Jacobsen, 1976 
(B06) Robatsch, 18 moves, 1-0

Immortal Draw
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prins vs L Day, 1968 
(B40) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Moscow vs London, 2007 
(C57) Two Knights, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miniatures
Maczuski vs Kolisch, 1864 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1923 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 68 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury vs Marshall, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

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

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

Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 48 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 57 moves, 1-0

Pawn avalanche
J Esser vs Marshall, 1911 
(C15) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 0-1

Ulf Andersson vs E Jelling, 1994 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Kasparov, 1985 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

Miles vs S Arkhipov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs Aronian, 2006 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 58 moves, 0-1

Aronian vs Morozevich, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Sasikiran, 2007 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 59 moves, 1-0

V Malakhov vs V Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's immortal
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Exceptional knights' mate
M Dziuba vs M Sorokin, 2005 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 0-1

B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

Old school
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Wild draw
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

L Day vs T Koliada, 1994 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 48 moves, 1-0

Keres vs E Eliskases, 1938 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Teichmann vs Allies, 1902 
(C56) Two Knights, 35 moves, 1-0

DeFirmian vs Bronstein, 1993 
(C16) French, Winawer, 56 moves, 0-1

Classic squeeze game
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Leko, 2000 
(B44) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

S Atalik vs Miles, 1993 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

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

B Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

Vintage Petrosian
Hort vs Petrosian, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs Stoltz, 1930 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs H Rogosin, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Positional queen sac!
Mikhalchishin vs Pavasovic, 1999  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Leko, 2001 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 0-1

Sämisch wins!
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

Larsen turns the tables
Sax vs Larsen, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik attacks
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Tal brilliancy
Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Kramnik's decisive game
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Great attacking play
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

How to beat the computer
Kasparov vs X3D Fritz, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Knight moves
W A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

King hunt
Fomenko vs L Radchenko, 1967 
(C59) Two Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Amazing final moves
K Bischoff vs J Nogueiras, 1998 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 40 moves, 1-0

Great Kamsky
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Sargissian overperforms at Olympiad
G Sargissian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Strong tactics
Dreev vs Shirov, 1996 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 56 moves, 1-0

Moro masterpiece
Morozevich vs Sakaev, 2007 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Tal's zugzwang
Tal vs F Reinemer, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Wonderful play by Stein
Stein vs R Hartoch, 1969 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 1-0

Classic Petrosian
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Brilliant finish
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Stein's classic
Gligoric vs Stein, 1962 
(E70) King's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch problem move
Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Fantastic finish
Kasparov vs Smirin, 1988 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

B Gamback vs R Nevanlinna, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

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