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Steve Giddins' 50 Essential Chess Lessons
Compiled by Cannon Fodder
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I have included all of the games from Giddins' excellent book that I have been able to find in this database.

Giddins gives move order: 1 c4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Nc3 Nbd7
Averbakh vs Sarvarov, 1959 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Kotov, 1955 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2002 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0

N Padevsky vs Kholmov, 1956 
(C45) Scotch Game, 47 moves, 0-1

Maroczy vs K Helling, 1936 
(B01) Scandinavian, 33 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1925 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 51 moves, 1-0

V Makogonov vs Keres, 1939 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Larsen, 1973 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

P Romanovsky vs A A Smorodsky, 1924 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 50 moves, 1-0

S J Hutchings vs Keene, 1973  
(A16) English, 22 moves, 0-1

Ulf Andersson vs Van der Wiel, 1983 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 1-0

Miles vs Smyslov, 1986 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

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

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

Smyslov vs Karpov, 1971 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Najdorf vs Kotov, 1957 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Spassky, 1979 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Keres, 1958 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Sokolsky vs Botvinnik, 1938 
(D94) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Reshevsky, 1953 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs I Radulov, 1973 
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Speelman vs S Agdestein, 1992 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

Furman vs Lilienthal, 1949 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 36 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky vs Fine, 1938 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs Szabo, 1952 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 39 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Denker, 1946 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Matulovic vs Fischer, 1968 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Filip vs Stefan Szabo, 1953 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Kasparov, 1989 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs I Radulov, 1969 
(A10) English, 35 moves, 1-0

J M Hodgson vs Short, 1987 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 62 moves, 0-1

L Shamkovich vs Nezhmetdinov, 1961 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Flohr vs Suetin, 1950 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 51 moves, 1-0

Epishin vs Polugaevsky, 1993 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Levenfish vs Lisitsin, 1935 
(A16) English, 62 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs U Boensch, 1976 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 0-1

Schlechter vs Rubinstein, 1912 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 0-1

Timman vs H Ree, 1984 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Yanofsky vs Pinkus, 1942 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

K Plater vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(B20) Sicilian, 62 moves, 0-1

Ribli vs Y Gruenfeld, 1979 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1-0

Gulko vs A Kremenietsky, 1983 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 46 moves, 1-0

V Ciocaltea vs Unzicker, 1956 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 95 moves, 0-1

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