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simondt's favorite games
Compiled by simondt
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Clichéd choice I know, but you really can't beat it
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Two great players, great match
Reti vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 57 moves, 0-1

Great game, interesting and with deep ideas involved.
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

One of my favourite defences to 1.d4 thrashed. Still, I love it
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Brilliant combination play.
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon between two great players.
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

O Renet vs Taimanov, 1986
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Nice Kside attack by Marshall. 'The Pipe Game'.
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Nicely won game by Alekhine.
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Larsen crushed playing his own opening.
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

White should have won but threw it away on move 24...
Ljubojevic vs Miles, 1979 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 60 moves, 0-1

A joke game with brilliant annotations from Nizmowitsch.
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Kasparov in a clever game against the Queen's Indian
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Brilliant Fischer rampage!
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Karpov loses the plot against St George's defense.
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

I love Fischer's play, and this game is no exception!!
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Nizmowitsch plays 1. b3 to excellent effect.
Nimzowitsch vs Saemisch, 1929 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Lasker Trap
Korody vs Bologh, 1933 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 8 moves, 0-1

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

Capablanca's first loss in 8 years I think...
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Man vs Machine
Deep Junior vs Kasparov, 2003 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Clearance! Everything must go!
I Cheparinov vs Z Almasi, 2006 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Fischer again with another masterpiece
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Great match up
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Can't get enough of Andersson
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Rc5!!
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

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

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

Beaten whilst using his own system
Fischer vs Najdorf, 1962 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

A french defense victory!
J Cobb vs A Spice, 2007 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 35 moves, 0-1

I dunno what it is, I just really like this game
Benko vs Fischer, 1962 
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 1-0

Another French, this time White winning with his own system
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1889 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

I've always liked this opening...
Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Better development etc for Nizmowitsch
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Pirc played by Pirc.
Szabo vs Pirc, 1962 
(B07) Pirc, 56 moves, 0-1

Attack then counterattack
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 41 moves, 0-1

Alekhine throws it away
Alekhine vs A Love, 1923 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Attack in style
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Evan's Gambit
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs Duras, 1907 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 1-0

Kasparov combination
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

THREE queens sacrificed for a ONE pawn endgame advantage
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Another Evan's
Blackburne vs NN, 1875 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Kside attack
J M de Oliveira Gomes vs J G Caetano Netto, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

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

Sacrifices in order to achieve connected passed pawns
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 47 moves, 0-1

Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Mate in 8 with the unmoved queen's rook
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Attack for an early win
J Schulten vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C26) Vienna, 17 moves, 0-1

Attack from word go again
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Confident win from the black side of the Ruy Lopez - impressive
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

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