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JonathanJ's favorite games
Compiled by JonathanJ
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some of them

Hard fight
W Schlage vs Nimzowitsch, 1928  
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 85 moves, 0-1

Short draws aren't always boring
I Zaitsev vs Karpov, 1966 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tactics!
G MacDonnell vs S Boden, 1869 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Rg2!!
J M Bellon Lopez vs G Garcia, 1976 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

Very interesting draw
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Amazing game by this youngster
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Tal.
J Kristinsson vs Tal, 1964 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 37 moves, 0-1

Short game
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Sacrifice until you win!
Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

Beyond my understanding
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Fischer + Tal --- What more can i say??
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Great Late Tal
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

12. Nxf7 #1
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

12. Nxf7 #2
Shirov vs Karjakin, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Unstoppable pawns
J N Berger vs Charousek, 1892 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 44 moves, 0-1

Most underrated WC ever?
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

Amazing draw
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo!
N Mannheimer vs Nimzowitsch, 1930  
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

Beware of those knights!
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1996 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 34 moves, 1-0

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

X-ray attack
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

You should know this one
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

What a mate!
E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Sorry for stealing from your compilation again, Trigonometrist!
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Nice
Lasker vs Von Popiel, 1889 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 0-1

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

White to play on move 20
M Rodshtein vs T Kotanjian, 2008 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

Another magnificent knight sacrifice
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

One of the greatest moves of all time!
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Endgame technique
Karjakin vs M Al-Modiahki, 2008 
(C28) Vienna Game, 89 moves, 1-0

Tribute
T Rakic vs I Nemet, 1966 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

Computer chess
Shredder vs HIARCS, 2008 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 61 moves, 0-1

First back rank double rook sacrifice at cg.com
W Schwartz vs Kieseritzky, 1842 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Woohoo!
G Kramer vs G Drexel, 1946 
(A09) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Comeback!
Bronstein vs Gligoric, 1967 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 40 moves, 1-0

Holy shizzle!
E Berg vs Bareev, 2005 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Beautiful chess!
Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2005 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Elegant
S Ernst vs A Baldus, 2001 
(E77) King's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Pin!
Marshall vs Stodie, 1920 
(B20) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Svidler vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

E45 in 1854!
P Singleton vs T I Casswell, 1954 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Defensive masterpiece
Leko vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 0-1

Pawn march!
Gligoric vs Stein, 1962 
(E70) King's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Great!
S Kapnisis vs L Vajda, 2001 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 61 moves, 1-0

Woohoo Zugzwang!
Bagirov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Blub
M Stean vs Browne, 1974 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Game of the Century!
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Niiice mate!
Bogoljubov vs M Monticelli, 1930 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 39 moves, 0-1

Outstanding game
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

And he was 12!
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Truly a Pearl
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

15 years old!
Botvinnik vs Stoltz, 1926 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

G Garcia Gonzalez vs Quinteros, 1982 
(E97) King's Indian, 51 moves, 1-0

Steinitz at his best!
Bird vs Steinitz, 1866 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Endgame of the Century
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

The Peruvian Immortal
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Birdie
Bird vs J Mason, 1876 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

Winawer - Tactics!
A Volokitin vs Ganguly, 2007 
(C18) French, Winawer, 66 moves, 0-1

This was a WC Game!
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Steinitz!
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Black to Play, Move 34
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

Very Beautiful
F Zita vs Bronstein, 1946 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 30 moves, 0-1

Too Complicated
Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1926 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Oi, das tut Weh!
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Endgame to Study...
Nakamura vs T Hillarp Persson, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 100 moves, 1-0

Let it be known, the KID lives!
Taimanov vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 43 moves, 0-1

Yes
J Mason vs Winawer, 1882 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 1-0

Sanz grosses Kino
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Stalemate me! Come on!
A Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black to Play, Move 17
D Svetushkin vs Acs, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 74 moves, 0-1

Another Great Carlsen Win
Carlsen vs Navara, 2008 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

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

Niiice!
Carlos Torre vs E Z Adams, 1920 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1-0

Far too Complex for Me
G Sargissian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Thx to TheAlchemist
A Riazantsev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

...!!!
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Festspiel!
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

omgrofllolhrlsdnjöhdrn
Kasparov vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Oha!
Wade vs F Bennett, 1942 
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 19 moves, 1-0

53.Nc5!!
Nimzowitsch vs Hilse, 1904 
(C27) Vienna Game, 65 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

85 Years and still Rockin'
Wade vs C Horton, 2007 
(B07) Pirc, 36 moves, 1-0

Complete Domination
E Najer vs Mamedyarov, 2005 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 39 moves, 1-0

Morophy Plays the French!
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

Epaulette Mate
Showalter vs Logan, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

Najdorf's Last Game in the Database
M Loiterstein vs Najdorf, 1994 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 0-1

Understanding Chess
L Dominguez vs Radjabov, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Ivan
I Nemet vs M Bobotsov, 1964 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Brave Lady
Karjakin vs Paunovic, 2002 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 81 moves, 1-0

Hell Yeah!
F Vallejo Pons vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Complicated?
Ni Hua vs M Leon Hoyos, 2008 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 45 moves, 1-0

Steinitz' Endgame Skills
Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1862 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 57 moves, 1-0

This ain't Something New, This is Something Oooooold!
W Wayte vs E Williams, 1853 
(C58) Two Knights, 21 moves, 0-1

Dr. Pawn
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Marshall Miniature
J M Gehl vs Marshall, 1913 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Russian Game
R Fontaine vs S Milliet, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Run, King, Run!
Edwards vs NN, 1963 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 16 moves, 1-0

Must be Mindfuck
Zhong Zhang vs G Timoshchenko, 2002 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 115 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tension
E Tate vs M Bengtson, 1998 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Another Great Smyslov Game
Smyslov vs Ribli, 1983 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1-0

Peresypkin's Sacrifice
M Mamadshoev vs I Cheparinov, 2002 
(B33) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

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