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jsteward's favorite games
Compiled by jsteward
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the good & the sweet!

albin-counter/white's rooks rule in the end!
Lasker vs Albin, 1893 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

albin -counter ;interesting end position
Teichmann vs J Mieses, 1910 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

interesting move #13/declined enpassant move 28
Alekhine vs A M Pires, 1941 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

botvinik system/ in the end queen in the making!
Kasparov vs I D Dorfman, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

gbd exchange variation
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1922 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

sweet10 move chigorin!/ queen trap; what if NxNc6!
Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

verysmooth QGA
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs W Arencibia, 2005 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

short & sweet
Alekhine vs A Kaufmann, 1918 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1-0

antidote to b5! maybe
Alekhine vs Groupe de Joueurs isoles, 1925 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

simple & concise;exploiting the pin!!
Tal vs Timman, 1988 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

? after....24Rg1?
Carlsen vs H A Gretarsson, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

interesting endgame
Tartakower vs R Domenech, 1934 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

very interesting end game rook move!
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(A09) Reti Opening, 62 moves, 1-0

good trap
Mayet vs Harrwitz, 1848 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 0-1

watch the poisoned rook!
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1918 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1925 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

back from the brink.....move#20!
Tringov vs Fischer, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

review.......Rxa2, Rxd3 etc.game#68infischers'outrageousmoves
Szabo vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

damned if you do and damned if you don't!
Kasparov vs Timman, 1984 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

defense,defense!
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

study why black abandons game
Capablanca vs Teichmann, 1913 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

nice ending passed pawn win for gary
Winants vs Kasparov, 1987 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 55 moves, 0-1

exploiting the pin!!!!!!!!
Kasparov vs Short, 1988 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

H8 mate in too many ways!
Carlsen vs Z Andriasian, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

shaws' queen gambit pp.22 cambridge springs var.
Gligoric vs D Blagojevic, 2001
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 0-1

tarrasch defense,how not to play black!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

page 47 in john shaws' book
V Tukmakov vs A Barthel, 1998
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

pp.49 in john shaws' book/tarrasch defence
A Frois vs J I M Grant, 1999
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 48 moves, 1-0

botvinnik variation pp.60 in john shaws' book
L Ravi vs Harikrishna, 2001 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

pp.63 in john shaws' book /meran system
A Ziegler vs D Rogozenco, 1999
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 0-1

QGD tarrasch var.
Capablanca vs Olland, 1919 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

pp.54 in john shaws' book/hennig-schara gambit
Karpov vs Hector, 1990 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

pp.73 in shaws' book/triangle set -up
D Bunzmann vs K Karakehajov, 2001
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

albin counter gambit/cont.after Rd7
Capablanca vs A Aurbach, 1914 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

albin countergambit
Euwe vs J van de Kar, 1927 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 33 moves, 1-0

albin countergambit
Chigorin vs Albin, 1896 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 62 moves, 1-0

sneaky sneaky/albin countergambit
Spassky vs G Forintos, 1964 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 38 moves, 1-0

khights workiing together
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

pins everywhere at the end
R Knaak vs Van der Wiel, 1989 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

rook ending queens gambit
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

capa!
Capablanca vs Maroczy, 1929 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

why exactly did white resign?
Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1961 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 57 moves, 0-1

QGD/TARTAKOWERp.13 of john shaw's book
S Atalik vs E Bagakis, 1994 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 29 moves, 1-0

qgd/tartakower p.15 of john shaw's book
Arkell vs Short, 1998 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 26 moves, 0-1

an end game study
P Nikolic vs Huebner, 1987 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

qgd/TARRASCH DEFENSE
Kasparov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1990
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 61 moves, 1-0

GGD/baltic defense
I Miladinovic vs R Auth, 2001
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs A Di Camillo, 1958 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1-0

QGD/chigorin
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

how to play white in the chigorin
Tal vs T Zeids, 1952 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1889 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

with annotations
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

consider end game mating possibilities
Euwe vs Fischer, 1957 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

QG/SLAV
Capablanca vs Euwe, 1931 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

very interesting!
Anand vs Karpov, 1996 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

tempo tempo!
Anand vs L Dominguez, 2009
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

review kibitz notes
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 64 moves, 1-0

QGD/SLAV
Carlsen vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 69 moves, 1-0

QGD/BLITZ
Carlsen vs Anand, 2009 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 69 moves, 1-0

kind'a pretty!
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

TARASCH DEFENSE
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

INTERESTING PAWN PLAY IN THE END/TARRASCH DEFENSE
Seirawan vs Kasparov, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 0-1

To be studied/tarasch defense
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs P Stoma, 1997 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

sweet! ALBIN COUNTER
Marshall vs W Napier, 1898 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 52 moves, 1-0

QGD
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

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

in shaw p.31
N Zhukova vs T Shadrina, 2001
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

en passant kills black in this game!
Kouatly vs Piket, 1990
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 29 moves, 1-0

a NImzo
Ed. Lasker vs Capablanca, 1931 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 80 moves, 0-1

nimzo/a queenless Kasparov wins
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1998 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 58 moves, 0-1

to be studied!
Carlsen vs Judit Polgar, 2008 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

tate v.GM#1
E Tate vs G G Sagalchik, 1995 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

king checks to mate!
B Lankey vs E Tate, 1989
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

A Simutowe vs D Mackenzie, 2007 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

QGA; to be studied
Kasparov vs Deep Thought, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

gary!
Kasparov vs Spassky, 1989 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Kamsky, 1994 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

nimzo-indian
G Schroll vs P Carlsson, 2008
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 50 moves, 0-1

zugzwang in the end!
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

QGD(rematch)
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

domination from the getgo!!!!!/Ng2 and mate!
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

squeeze play in the end as pawns advance
Duras vs Capablanca, 1913 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 75 moves, 0-1

....in shaw p.124 chigorin defense
C Marcelin vs S Conquest, 2001
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

end game brillance!!!!!
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 70 moves, 1-0

4 the annotations
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

QGD
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

pawn end game
Leonhardt vs Capablanca, 1911 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 61 moves, 0-1

in theend damned if you do!.....and damned if you don't!!!!!
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

examine end game play!
A Mirzoev vs Ashley, 1998
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 73 moves, 0-1

........tobe studied a la ashley
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

study with ashley program
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

tate v.GM: tate wins!
E Tate vs D B Gurevich, 1988 
(B89) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1-0

review with ashley CD
Yudasin vs Balashov, 1986 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

cambridge springs variation
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

hell hath no fury!
Capablanca vs N Zubarev, 1925 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 1-0

agressive play by white
A Simutowe vs D Zilberstein, 2005
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

interesting move sequence from #18
Krasenkow vs S Kindermann, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

to be reviewed!
Carlsen vs Naiditsch, 2014 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 62 moves, 0-1

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