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good openings
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good opening for black against d4
M Pecurica vs V Jakovljevic, 2009 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

for white
H Buckle vs Loewenthal, 1851 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

good game
Van Wely vs Nunn, 1992 
(E97) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

memorize this
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2001 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

max harmonist Q sac
Gunsberg vs Harmonist, 1887 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 0-1

good for black QGA
Mamedyarov vs Nakamura, 2014 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Botterill vs Tal, 1973 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 51 moves, 0-1

http://www.chess.com/article/view/endgame-attacks-part-2
Marjanovic vs Kurajica, 1979
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

endgame studies.
M Bezold vs M Bartel, 2013 
(A10) English, 41 moves, 0-1

good game
Anand vs Lputian, 2004 
(C18) French, Winawer, 61 moves, 1-0

M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Moiseenko, 2013 
(B30) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

zugzwang!!
A Giri vs Leko, 2013
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 88 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

Sean Godley's youtube page under miscellaneous. Great game
Svidler vs V Malakhov, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Najdorf vs E Reinhardt, 1961
(A75) Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4, 41 moves, 0-1

N Evseev vs Flohr, 1949 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

Hromadka vs F Treybal, 1912 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

great pawn breaks for bishop endgame
M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Giri, 2014 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 61 moves, 1-0

passed pawn
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Queens gambit accepted
Ponomariov vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs A Vilaisarn, 2008 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

good knight tactics
F Alvarez vs Karpov, 1972 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 30 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Tringov, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 17 moves, 1-0

MVL best and favorite game
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

M Clancy vs J Horton, 2014
(A13) English, 32 moves, 0-1

M Kazakov vs N Eliet, 2014
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 61 moves, 1-0

complex
Judit Polgar vs A S Rasmussen, 2013 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Q sac
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Boden's mate
R Schulder vs S Boden, 1853 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Parimarjan Negi's fav game. Shirov Bishop sac!!
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Krush's fav game
O Zambrana vs I Krush, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Polgar olympiad, Great game
A Guerrero vs Judit Polgar, 2014 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Dan King analysis olympiad round 2. Great game
Shirov vs S Sulskis, 2014 
(C57) Two Knights, 28 moves, 1-0

Q vs Pieces good game
M Socko vs N Batsiashvili, 2014 
(C59) Two Knights, 71 moves, 0-1

Sarapu - Purdy Match, Australasian Championship (1952)
O Sarapu vs Purdy, 1952 
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

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

Baadur Jobava's best game
Jobava vs Bareev, 2003 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

63. ...Kf7 draws. interesting pawn endgame. zugzwang also
R van Kampen vs Akobian, 2014
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 71 moves, 1-0

good calculation getting the king to safety
Winants vs Z Rahman, 2014
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Topalov, 2014 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

Yuanling Yuan olympiad. Bishop cuts off queening and R on 7th
Y Yuan vs J Krivec, 2014
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 30 moves, 1-0

4.f3 Nimzo indian, Great positional Knight sac
Anand vs Wang Hao, 2011 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

olympiad, interesting pawn endgame
P Rout vs M Davletbayeva, 2014
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 80 moves, 1-0

R sac on f7
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Olympiad. Great game, lots of tricks
Kasimdzhanov vs Kramnik, 2014 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Great draw
Svidler vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ipatov, Pawn storm kept all 8 pawns until move 30
N Grandelius vs A Ipatov, 2012 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

Olympiad. Traps Queen or mate
B Gundavaa vs Sutovsky, 2014 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 24 moves, 0-1

Olympiad Swindle, Black losing engame white Ke5?
B Sambuev vs D Howell, 2014 
(A48) King's Indian, 60 moves, 0-1

Olympiad, interesting
A Aitbayev vs I R Ortiz Suarez, 2014 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 55 moves, 0-1

QGD exchange sac, interesting
Zhou Weiqi vs Xiu Deshun, 2014 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Olympiad. Rooke endgame
Fressinet vs Yu Yangyi, 2014 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 0-1

Olympiad. Exchange sac
Ding Liren vs Bacrot, 2014 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caruana great game
Caruana vs Kramnik, 2012 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

analysis
Smirin vs Gambit Tiger, 2002  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

complex
Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 76 moves, 0-1

26. !!
Korchnoi vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1970 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

78. !!
Karpov vs M Gurevich, 1991 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 78 moves, 1-0

Great mating net
Hort vs Minic, 1967 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

Q sac
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

alekhine's gun
W Winter vs Alekhine, 1936 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

great game
Kmoch vs Reti, 1926 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

King walks up the board
I Cheparinov vs Sutovsky, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

J Mieses vs Lasker, 1889 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

played the first 26 moves againt opponent
N Georgiadis vs A Yuksel, 2013
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 50 moves, 1-0

keene notes
Keene vs Robatsch, 1971  
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Henry Charlick gambit. interesting
H W Apperly vs H Charlick, 1894 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

54...g5 good move
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2014 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 70 moves, 0-1

great sac by fischer
Fischer vs J Kupper, 1959 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

problem 83 iyct, deflections!!
Khalifman vs Ehlvest, 1985 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 1-0

T Hillarp Persson vs Romanishin, 2009 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 59 moves, 1-0

QGD
R A Court vs J R Phillips, 1963 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 78 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

last brilliancy prize
Karasev vs Nezhmetdinov, 1973 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

good game
O Gadia vs J de Souza Mendes, 1964
(C00) French Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

many sacs, review
P List vs J Mieses, 1927 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

www.chess.com/article/view/my-favorite-classic-games-part-1
H Wolf vs Rubinstein, 1922 
(C49) Four Knights, 60 moves, 0-1

Bosboom crushes Leko super GM #24 in world at time
M Bosboom vs Leko, 2014 
(A14) English, 26 moves, 1-0

great game
A H T dos Santos Fier vs A Bivol, 2012 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

nice mate to study at the end
Aronian vs Anand, 2014 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 46 moves, 1-0

QGD rook endgame
Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2014
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Blackmar Diemer gambit
Ryder vs NN, 1899 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

incredible. Q sac
A Riazantsev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C14) French, Classical, 63 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

number 103 in IYCT book
Levitina vs N Gaprindashvili, 1979 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 39 moves, 1-0

tal dragon
Bronstein vs Tal, 1982 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Q sac and powerful dark square bishop
K Bischoff vs J Nogueiras, 1998 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 40 moves, 1-0

very interesting and instructive, GP Tashkent 2014 Round 5
Karjakin vs Jobava, 2014 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Keres Attack
Kavalek vs Larsen, 1970 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 60 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Keres Attack
Savon vs Dzindzichashvili, 1971
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

chess.com/article/view/my-favorite-classic-games-part-7
Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1936 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 57 moves, 1-0

same idea as above game, Knight relocation
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 
(B83) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

fischer vs fine 1963
Lindehn vs Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Dragon, head spinning game
Rauzer vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 29 moves, 0-1

frankenstein dracula
Prins vs Rellstab, 1951 
(C27) Vienna Game, 41 moves, 1-0

pawn endgame http://www.chess.com/article/view/pawn-races
Colle vs Gruenfeld, 1929 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 77 moves, 1-0

rook pawn on the 6th vs N chess.com/article/view/the-super-pawn
Kasparov vs A Georgiadis, 1996 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

endgame chess.com/article/view/my-favorite-classic-games-part-3
A Tsvetkov vs Smyslov, 1947 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 64 moves, 0-1

Q sac for 3 minor pieces
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

Kings indian
L E Johannessen vs B Socko, 2002
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 50 moves, 1-0

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