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Chess History in 64 games
Compiled by julillo

From the Inmortal Game in 1851 to our days, this collection try to resume Chess History in only 64 games. Select the games was a very difficult task, the criteria used try to combine brillancy, correctness, difficult, consistency and historical importance. I tried to be impartial, but of course this is impossible, I hope you agree with most of the selected games, and of course I know I probably miss some of your favorites games.

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

Chess leave childhood following a prodigy child
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

XIX century fireworks
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

The man who teach us how to play, in his finest hour
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Lasker begin to rule his new kingdom
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

The essential is invisible to the eyes
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

Chessboard Oddissey
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

The revenge is at the end of the way
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1904 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Indisputable superiority in endgames
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

The finest hour of an exquisite player
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Release the Kraken
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Playing with the force of a world champion
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Burned by a beam
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Medusa's head
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

The first encounter betwen classics and neoromantics
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

The invincible chess machine process a novelty on chessboard
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Promoting pawn race
Tarrasch vs Tartakower, 1920 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

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

The wizard begins to do his sorceries
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

The difference between combination and sacrifice
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

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

It seems to be so natural when Capablanca play it
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

Master class of hypermodern concepts
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

A day in the horse races
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Facing to the windmills
Carlos Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Akiba in Wonderland
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926  
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1-0

Giants's fight
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

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

Soviet school of chess begins his mass production
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Modern time needs a new hero: Iron Man
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

The sword in the stone
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948  
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

The Knight who became in king
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

A model attack in king side
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

The peasant's revolt
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

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

The magician from Riga
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

I play to win
Larsen vs Geller, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Breaking the chains
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

From Russia with love
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Matter and energy
Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Enter the tiger
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

The rebel
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Time we don't have is more important than the material we have
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Tiger's ambush
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Stainless steel
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Cinderella's Tale
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Best by conquest
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Dragon's slayer
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Old man's wisdom
Smyslov vs Ribli, 1983 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1-0

Kingdom's keys
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

British phlegm
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

A monster in the chessboard
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Ancient magic
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

KK Brainstorming
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Morphy's style victory
Seirawan vs Timman, 1990 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

The ogre caught in his cave
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Way is done walking
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

The separation of the waters
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Man versus machine
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

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

The bridge over troubled waters
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

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