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spasskey69's favorite games
Compiled by spasskey69
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These are games by my favorite players, including the two teachers I have studied with: IMs Irina Krush and Yelena Dembo.

My favorite game
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

The game that drew my attention to the player I most admire.
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

I bet Larsen wished he had played Board 2 after all...
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

This game makes one a Petrosian fan!
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

My former teacher defeats a legend. He wasn't too happy.
Korchnoi vs I Krush, 2007 
(A28) English, 27 moves, 0-1

I never tire of re-playing this.
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

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

Elegant.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

The oldest chestnut of all, but very instructive.
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

The "From Russia with Love" game.
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Simply amazing!
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Y Dembo vs Nadezda Stojanovic, 2001 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 18 moves, 1-0

My current trainer defeats my former teacher.
Y Dembo vs I Krush, 1996  
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Tal injects a new move into the Caro-Kann
Tal vs L Shamkovich, 1972 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Tal vs M Pasman, 1953 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 40 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Tolush, 1957 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Krogius vs Stein, 1960 
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

N Castaneda vs Y Dembo, 2001 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 60 moves, 0-1

Y Dembo vs D Driamin, 2000  
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Palatnik, 1978 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B06) Robatsch, 45 moves, 1-0

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

A Gara vs Y Dembo, 2000
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 40 moves, 0-1

Bisguier vs Fischer, 1967 
(B50) Sicilian, 74 moves, 0-1

A Acevedo Milan vs Fischer, 1970 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

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

Alburt vs Kasparov, 1978 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 56 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs R Akesson, 1980 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

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

This is just amazing; it's like chess from another world...
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Bobby's ninth move is an incredible act of chess courage.
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1958 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

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