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PositionalBomber's Best chess games
Compiled by PositionalBomber
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Shows the masterpieces throughout chess history. Based on educational quality and aesthetic value. I tried to capture the best, truly outstanding games of phenomenal players. No draws are included based on principle. Featured Botvinnik (+4-3), Capablanca (+4-1), Kasparov (+5-1) among many other classics. The games are sorted by year played. (Last 5 games are under construction) Enjoy!

The Immortal Game or how to construct a mating net
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

The Evergreen Game
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Great miniature
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

The cost of 1 opening mistake
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Get an advantage, keep it and convert in endgame. Brilliant!
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

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

Double bishop sac attack
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

The art of defence
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

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

Weak pawn that matters
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

Dutch crashes K-side
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

In the search of initiative
Gruenfeld vs Alekhine, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

Capablanca's Rook endgame
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

Windmill
Carlos Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Nf3 fluid
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein's positional masterpiece
Rubinstein vs S Takacs, 1926 
(D65) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line, 53 moves, 1-0

The passed pawn
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1926 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Creating a passed pawn
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Matting pattern
Alekhine vs Maroczy, 1931 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Opening novelty and sticking to its plan
Rauzer vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 29 moves, 0-1

Winawer of Botvinnik
Ragozin vs Botvinnik, 1935 
(C18) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 0-1

Sac to counterattack
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

The destruction of defence
Euwe vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

KID potential
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

The deadly mixture of KIA and open lines
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

The opening of H-file by Tal with mind bogging complications
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

The imporance of piece mobility
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 34 moves, 1-0

"Some sacrifices are sound; the rest are mine" - Tal
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik's French
Robatsch vs Botvinnik, 1962  
(C18) French, Winawer, 45 moves, 0-1

Great foresight
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

The importance of pawn structure
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

The invisible barrier
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Initiative, sticking to a plan
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

The search for initiative
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Maneuverer from losing endgame to deadly checkmate
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

Getting into Winning endgame
Smejkal vs Karpov, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 72 moves, 0-1

Naked king
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

End at the end of tunnel
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

Limit opponent and plan ahead
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

The famous rook sac
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's Najdorf
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

Queen Sac
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Flexible ending
Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1941 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 65 moves, 1-0

IQP
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

ending
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Famous Double Bishop Sac
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

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

Game of the Centrury
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

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