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notable Chess games
Compiled by DanBoyle
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1-64: The Even More Complete Chess Addict book
Mike Fox, Richard James (1997)26.+38*=64

77: Classic Games
99: Odd games
100: misc
120: puzzles

under construction


1.
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 0-1

2*
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

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

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

5.
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

6. The Opera Game.
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

7* Zukertort's Immortal Game. an electrifying combination
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

8.
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

9.
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1895 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

10* Steinitz's Immortal Game
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

11* missing moves: 31. Ka5 Bd8+ 32. Qb6 axb6 0-1
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

12. Capa was 13 at the time.
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

13* the loser, Napier, rated this his best-ever game.
Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 35 moves, 1-0

14* Rubinstein's Immortal-26. Bd4 Bd4 27.Rf2 Bf2
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

15. last move has been described as the most beautiful ever
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

16* last move is one of the most famous in chess history
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

17.
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

18* perhaps Tarrasch's best game
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

19. greatest masterpiece ever created on a chessboard-Chernev
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

20.
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

21* a marvellous intuitive sacrifice
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

22* concludes with a great combination
Gruenfeld vs Alekhine, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

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

24* classic rook/pawn endgame. Capa's most famous ending
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

25* voted top of the pops by BCM readers in the sixties
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

26* remarkable combination from Black's 26th move to the end
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

27. Lasker's most famous loss.
Carlos Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

28* illustrates Nim's theory of blockade
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

29. The OTHER Immortal Zugzwang-Capa uses Nims' own system
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

30. moves on chessgames don't match the book???
Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

31. king hunt
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

32. The Pearl of Zandvoort
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

33.
Keres vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

34.
Fine vs Flohr, 1938 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

35* Botvinnik's Greatest
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

36. Botvinnik is considered one of the all-time greats
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 42 moves, 0-1

37* amazing queen sacrifice. (# moves in book is 51, not 49???)
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

38* A modern masterpiece, one of the most profound games ever
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

39* Game of the Century w/a remarkable queen sacrifice
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

40* From Russia With Love movie/look at White's 15th move!
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

41.
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

42.
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

43* One of Korchnoi's greatest games
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

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

45* Exchange sacrifices are the trademark of Soviet players
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

46* one the "games of the decade"
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

47* one of the best known games of recent years
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

48* an instructive positional masterpiece
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

49* the best game of the Fisher-Spassky match
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

50. look for Karpov's 24th move-quiet yet deadly.
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 
(B83) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

51*
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

52* one of Karpov's best games
Karpov vs I D Dorfman, 1976 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

53. an eccentric opening by Miles
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

54. Kasporov risks unfathomable complications in victory
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1982 
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 36 moves, 0-1

55* one of the most brilliant games of recent years
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

56. a cascade of sacrifices enroute to victory
Smyslov vs Ribli, 1983 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1-0

57* one of Nunn's best
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

58* a stunning (unsound?) pawn sacrifice on move 8 by Kasporov
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

59* best game of the 1986 match-Kasporov
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

60. only the 4th time this century a Brit beat a World Champion
Short vs Kasparov, 1986 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 45 moves, 1-0

61.
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

62* one of the most spectacular games on record
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

63* Short stages an extraordinary finish
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

64* Return of the King-Bobby plays as if he's never been away.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

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

The Chinese Immortal
Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

Loyd was born in Phila/originator of chess puzzles
Fitzgerald vs Loyd, 1898 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

maybe the oldest recorded game of chess.
Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs D Letterman, 1990 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

Karl Marx Plays Chess/Soltis/p.236
K Marx vs Meyer, 1867 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Prisoner and Grob affectionado
C Bloodgood vs K Stevens, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

How not to play chess...
A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

Boggie a chess player???
H Bogart vs L Bacall, 1951 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

2001 A Space Odessey
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

ChessCafe.com: Polgar on Chess-"A look back at 2008"
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

ChessCafe.com: Polgar on Chess-"best of 2008"
Akopian vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

favorite game/ChessCafe-March09/Pandolfini
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

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