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GoY's favorite games
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Favorite Games


The Immortal Game
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

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

The Soul of Chess
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

A Night at the Opera
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Meta-Morphysis
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

The oldest Recorded Game
Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Legal's mate
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

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

Sucker Punch
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Paris Defense
Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

The Triple Queen Sacrifice
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Losing Game
Sliwa vs Bronstein, 1957 
(A81) Dutch, 29 moves, 1-0

The Polish Immortal, Sacrifice of all minor pieces
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

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

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

The Game of the Century, 17...Be6!!
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Octopus Knight
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's Immortal
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Sacre Blue!
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 37 moves, 1-0

Sitting on Top of the World
Kasparov vs The World, 1999 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

American Beauty
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Novelty Gift
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Rage Against the Machine
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Havana Knights
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

Original Double Bishop Sacrifice
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

A Thing of the Passed, AVRO
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

James Bond
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

A Long Walk Off a Short Peer
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Zugzwang Game
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Rook Before you Leap
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

Bxb5!
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1-0

When Pawns Attack
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Zukertort's Immortal 28.Qb4!!
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Take my wife. Please!
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

smother mate, or material advantage
Capablanca vs H K Mattison, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 20 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1988 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 29 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

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

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