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50 Essential Chess Lessons
Compiled by Ercan
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Steve Giddins

Game 1
Averbakh vs Sarvarov, 1959 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 2
Geller vs Kotov, 1955 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 3
Judit Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2002 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 4
N Padevsky vs Kholmov, 1956 
(C45) Scotch Game, 47 moves, 0-1

Game 5
Maroczy vs K Helling, 1936 
(B01) Scandinavian, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 6
Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 7
Lasker vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1925 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 51 moves, 1-0

Game 8
V Makogonov vs Keres, 1939 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 9
Gligoric vs Larsen, 1973 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 10
P Romanovsky vs A A Smorodsky, 1924 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 11
S J Hutchings vs Keene, 1973  
(A16) English, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 12
Ulf Andersson vs Van der Wiel, 1983 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 13
Miles vs Smyslov, 1986 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 14
Hort vs Petrosian, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

Game 15
J Kostro vs Simagin, 1966
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 16
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 18
Smyslov vs Karpov, 1971 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 19
Najdorf vs Kotov, 1957 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 20
Karpov vs Spassky, 1979 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 21
Gligoric vs Keres, 1958 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 22
Sokolsky vs Botvinnik, 1938 
(D94) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 23
Euwe vs Reshevsky, 1953 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 24
Larsen vs I Radulov, 1973 
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 25
Speelman vs S Agdestein, 1992 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 26
Furman vs Lilienthal, 1949 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 27
Reshevsky vs Fine, 1938 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 28
Gligoric vs Szabo, 1952 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 39 moves, 0-1

Game 29
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

Game 30
Matulovic vs Fischer, 1968 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 31
Filip vs S Szabo, 1953 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 32
Portisch vs Kasparov, 1989 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 0-1

Game 33
Portisch vs I Radulov, 1969 
(A10) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 34
J M Hodgson vs Short, 1987 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 62 moves, 0-1

Game 36
L Shamkovich vs Nezhmetdinov, 1961 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 37
Flohr vs Suetin, 1950 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 51 moves, 1-0

Game 38
Epishin vs Polugaevsky, 1993 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 39
Levenfish vs Lisitsin, 1935 
(A16) English, 62 moves, 1-0

Game 41
Uhlmann vs U Boensch, 1976 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 44
Schlechter vs Rubinstein, 1912 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 45
Timman vs H Ree, 1984 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 46
Yanofsky vs Pinkus, 1942 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

Game 47
K Plater vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(B20) Sicilian, 62 moves, 0-1

Game 48
Ribli vs Y Gruenfeld, 1979 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 49
Gulko vs A Kremenietsky, 1983 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 50
V Ciocaltea vs Unzicker, 1956 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 95 moves, 0-1

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