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Some chess art and knowledge of play !
Compiled by onemorechessplayer
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We improve our knowledge with learning from every game. Here are some of the best masterpieces i choose.


Capa's virtuosity
Capablanca vs B Kostic, 1919 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 86 moves, 1-0

look at that "draw"...
Portisch vs Tal, 1964 
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal's punishment
Tal vs Short, 1987 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 32 moves, 1-0

De gustibus non est disputandum or just brilliant
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

Do you have balls? Then see this...
Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Capa's greatness
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 59 moves, 1-0

capa's technique
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Achieve this and you will be champion!
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 0-1

Is this a "drawish" position? No,it isn't
L Carranza vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C46) Three Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

to reach a draw is not easy
Capablanca vs Kupchik, 1913 
(C49) Four Knights, 68 moves, 1-0

I wish i could win like that
Capablanca vs F Beynon, 1913 
(B58) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Like good endings? See this one
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 64 moves, 0-1

impressive and very very insrtuctive
Capablanca vs A G Conde, 1919 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 46 moves, 1-0

no words are good enough....
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Yates, 1924 
(A48) King's Indian, 77 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's young years' practice
Kasparov vs Gabdrakhmanov, 1977 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 1-0

What a rout ! Remember, Garry?
Krum Georgiev vs Kasparov, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 63 moves, 1-0

I love this game !!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

It's pure classic !!
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

Don't be afraid to sac when playing blitz !!
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

"The game of the century"
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

one of my first seen
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Remember, this?
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Simply and beautiful
Staunton vs Cochrane, 1842 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Teach from Petrosian
Snilga vs Petrosian, 1946 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 46 moves, 0-1

16.Q:g6+!!
Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

A lot of tactics
H J Cordes vs Miles, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 36 moves, 1-0

That's a hell of a game !!
A Ostapenko vs Yartsev, 1969 
(B89) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Beauty !
V Castaldi vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Thunderbolt
Fine vs H Helms, 1945 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 1-0

Naval intelligence
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1825 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

General's pattern"
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Nice pun !
S Trofimov vs D Metlyakhin, 1994 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Great attack !
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

look at the play!
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Nice technique to beat Kramnik!
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Pretty ending that never happened
D Norwood vs Gelfand, 1987 
(A36) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein again
Rubinstein vs D Daniuszewski, 1907  
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

Tal - master of the endgame
Tal vs B Djurasevic, 1958 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 41 moves, 1-0

Another brilliant endgame by Tal
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

13. b4!!
Dreev vs Shirov, 1996 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 56 moves, 1-0

Evans!!!
Horvath vs L Mayer, 1917 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Another brilliance by Capa!
Capablanca vs A Ribera Arnal, 1935 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Crazy game!!
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

good game
Gligoric vs Stein, 1962 
(E70) King's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Qb8 !!!
J Klinger vs Blatny, 1988 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Garry outplayed !
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

R+K vs. R - worth study
Onischuk vs L Dominguez, 2008 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 91 moves, 0-1

A little combo !
Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

Queen Hunt !!
Alekhine vs Mario Schroeder, 1924 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 1-0

Fatal attraction !
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

See the attack !!
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

Fine - master of the middlegame !
Fine vs Botvinnik, 1938  
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 31 moves, 1-0

Amazing play !
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

Look and admire !!
Alekhine vs Marshall, 1925 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

What a stunning attack !!
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Akiba's instructions
Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1908  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

French Fried
Bologan vs Vaganian, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

Trackxler beauty !
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

A Planinc vs Gheorghiu, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Keres
Keres vs Kotov, 1950 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Great Amos!
NN vs Burn, 1866 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

KFC
NN vs Blackburne, 1880  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Romantic chess!
J Tolosa vs Joan Carbo i Batlle, 1898 
(C26) Vienna, 19 moves, 1-0

The beauty is in simplicity !
Tal vs B Malich, 1958 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 27 moves, 1-0

Very instructive!
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Do you believe?!
Fischer vs Larsen, 1970 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

Brilliant idea by white!
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Passive debut by black ?!
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Chess is mental torture!
Kasparov vs Lautier, 1994 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 0-1

Great game - great attack
Carlos Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Game Max!
M Lange vs NN, 1855 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

A fascineting King' walk !
H Geiger vs W Wurm, 1930 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 39 moves, 0-1

That's a hell of a game !!
Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Fisher's Immortal !!
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

What can i say - TAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

Another brilliant in the crown !!
Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Don't forget to sack !!
Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

His' System at work
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926  
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1-0

Miracle' Miles !
Miles vs Spassky, 1978  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

A gem or a promise
Tal vs Najdorf, 1960 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 26 moves, 1-0

Alekhine' surprise
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

Mate the queen !
D G Levens vs A Thomas, 1963 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 10 moves, 1-0

Game Alekhine !!
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Morphy lost ?!
Morphy vs Maurian, 1855 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 0-1

Great Win !!
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

NN' rout !!
Alekhine vs NN, 1911 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

Can you believe ?!
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Shervin's forced!!
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

The young Tigre bites
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1952 
(A48) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Linares'94's jewel
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Great Alekhine !!
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

What a crash !!
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Did you see the genius inside the game?
Kasparov vs Z Lanka, 1977 
(E90) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Pawnslaught !
F J Lee vs H Shoosmith, 1904 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Re"Mark"able !!
Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

What a "hort" !
Hug vs Hort, 1972 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

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