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Themofro's favorite games
Compiled by Themofro
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These are a collection of my personal favorite games. Included in here are classic games, modern games, games that i find are unique, great games with a certain opening, or just games that i like for some reason or another. You are free to agree or disagree with me about the "worthiness" of a game to be included in my collection, but please respect my opinion on my own list of favorites. That said, i hope you enjoy the games as much as I do. Cheers.

The brilliant moves c2 and Qe2 especially deserve attention
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

We are the World! Proud member of the world team.
Y Shulman vs The World, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

One of the most beautiful games ever.
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

This game is simply incredible.
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Brilliant game by white, using the Bird's, all 8 pawns on 4th
B V Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

Great game by Alekine, 4 queens under highest pressure.
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

A brilliant plachutta to cap a great Bird's game by Tarrasch.
Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

One of the great king hunts!
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Fine's coming out game, played as a unknown at 16, brilliant.
Capablanca vs Manhattan, 1931 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

Brilliant and extrmely instructive win by Rubinstein.
Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1908  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

Stunning and brilliant attack
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Brilliant game by white, and a peice en prise for 27 (!!) moves
Miles vs Ljubojevic, 1986 
(A04) Reti Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Take my wife, please!
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Tartakower's brilliant masterpeice.
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Zukertort's immortal game
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Beautiful dismembering of the great Marshall by Alekhine.
Alekhine vs Marshall, 1925 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Greatest draw!
Alekhine vs Reti, 1922 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Historical Alekhine game, with a brilliant and patient finsh.
E Steiner vs Alekhine, 1921 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 62 moves, 0-1

Best move of all time? Game of golden showers.
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

The immortal overprotection game
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Alekhine brilliant in highly unusual sicilian.
Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Fantastic final combination and flouting of opening rules.
Alekhine vs Von Feldt, 1916 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Lasker's brilliant double bishop sac!
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

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

Brilliant sacrifical attack by Speilman!!!
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch astounding in odds game.
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Tarrascj's double bishop sacrificial game!
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Beautiful attack and win by the great Morphy!
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

The evergreen game.
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Simply brilliant, queen and rook sacs, black gets mated on a1!!
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Incredible survival and eventual win by white.
H Danielsen vs Pokorna, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Sublime french winawer gamit masterpeice!
A Volokitin vs Ganguly, 2007 
(C18) French, Winawer, 66 moves, 0-1

Incredible attack by Petrosian!
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Brilliant overall game, one of the most complex combinations.
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Great Bird by Morphy, love the ending position.
Morphy vs James Thompson, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 34 moves, 1-0

Great and very amusing game by Bird, 3 pins, pawn checkmate.
Bird vs Steinitz, 1867 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Classic example of stalematinh by Nimzo.
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Incredible if not positively factual game with amazing king!
R Steel vs NN, 1884 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

Another brilliant game by Alekine with an early queen sac.
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

A great Bird's Opening game played by two strong GM's
Granda Zuniga vs Beliavsky, 2002 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

Beautiful and historical game.
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1829 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Great "wrong opening" game with very helpful commentary.
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

If only our goverment's checks and balances worked so well...
Janowski vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stunningly brilliant and orignal Bird's Opening game.
Neil Davis vs R Jamieson, 1975 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Beautiful game with wonderful final position.
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Brilliant Akekhine combination from a blindfold 28 simul.
Alekhine vs A Frieman, 1924  
(C21) Center Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Terrific Anand novelty and game from WCC
Aronian vs Anand, 2007  
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Fascinating attack by the great Marshall.
Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Great game by Bird, his first win in his namesake opening.
Bird vs J Wisker, 1873 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Awesom game by white, love Bxf7!! and Kf1!!.
E Schiller vs M Arne, 1995  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Absolute domination of the KID.
D Dengler vs H Olschok, 2000 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 1-0

Peruvian Immortal
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Great game by Bird beating soon to be WC Lasker in his mid 60's
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 102 moves, 1-0

Beautiful game by Nimzo, with an entombed queen, and queen sac.
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's Gun
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

Brilliant game culminating in a forced mate in 13, seen OTB.
H Danielsen vs C Hansen, 1997 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Text book example of how to play a double stonewall position.
Kmoch vs Alekhine, 1926 
(A80) Dutch, 34 moves, 0-1

Epic 83 move draw, with very early exchange sac.
Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

Very tactical french tarrasch, nice game.
S Hamann vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Losing Game
Sliwa vs Bronstein, 1957 
(A81) Dutch, 29 moves, 1-0

Stunning queen sac.
Van der Wiel vs Browne, 1980 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 53 moves, 0-1

Beautiful pawn sacrifice to steal Shaba's thunder.
Onischuk vs Shabalov, 2007 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Another great, more modern draw.
L'Ami vs Stellwagen, 2007 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Crazy weird King's Gambit countergambit with 2...f5
C W Kennaugh vs K G Shirazi, 2003 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 0-1

Incredibly complex and beautiful game!
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lots of nice little tactics all throughout the game.
Blackburne vs J G Witton, 1885 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

A brilliant win by Spassky after a hard fought battle.
Spassky vs Fischer, 1970 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

Not one, but two (!) exchange sacs by Spassky.
Spassky vs Ghitescu, 1967 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Lovely king hunt and very elegant mate.
Prins vs L Day, 1968 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Another quick brilliant Alekhine game with queen sac included.
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

Hilariuos game by Bronstein against a computer in 1963.
Bronstein vs M20, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Great game by Bird.
Bird vs J Mason, 1889  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Brave sacrifical attack by Bogo.
Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Bogo demolishing the French in Alekhine's attack.
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1919 
(C13) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Great game by Alekhine, with a brilliant queen sac.
Alekhine vs Colle, 1925 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Spassky fights back hard, blunders, and loses a great endgame.
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

Brilliant attack in this incredible game.
B Beffie vs W A T Schelfhout, 1915  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Great multiple queen game with great courage.
F Delay vs O Renet, 1988 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 0-1

Fascinating game by Alekhine, active king and beautiful endgame
Alekhine vs K Treybal, 1925 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 54 moves, 1-0

Nice double peice sacrifice by Alekhine.
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1927 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Really well played Benoni.
K Kojder vs Suba, 1980 
(A61) Benoni, 28 moves, 0-1

Stunning game by black.
Lilienthal vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

Beautifully brilliant game.
Bagirov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Vyzmanavin vs M I Sorokin, 1985 
(A13) English, 86 moves, 1-0

Beautiful game, with stunning final position.
H K E Clemenz vs F Eisenschmidt, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

White sacrifices all 8 pawns!
W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884  
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

Greatest R + P ending of all time???
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

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

Sensational Winawer French by Tinman
J L Arnason vs Timman, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 0-1

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