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Chess History in 64 games
Compiled by julillo
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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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