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Grandmasters of Chess
Compiled by SamAtoms1980
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Schonberg's guided tour of the greats

Philidor -- "The Musician"
Andrew Smith vs Philidor, 1790 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

La Bourdonnais -- "The Parisian Romantic"
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

McDonnell -- "The Irish Romantic"
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 0-1

Staunton -- "The Scholastic Tyrant"
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 39 moves, 0-1

Anderssen -- "The Bavarian Professor" (round one)
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Anderssen -- "The Bavarian Professor" (round two)
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Blackburne -- "Black Death"
Burn vs Blackburne, 1889  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 0-1

Morphy -- round one -- "Uncle says 'Uncle!'"
Morphy vs E Morphy, 1849 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

Morphy -- round two -- "Today, the World"
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Morphy -- round three -- "Drama"
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Zukertort -- "The Brilliancy Baker"
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Steinitz -- "The Founder of Modern Chess" -- in character
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Steinitz -- "The Founder of Modern Chess" -- on the attack
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Lasker -- "The Chess Shark" -- counterattack
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Lasker -- "The Chess Shark" -- Jaws
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

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

Rubinstein -- "The Polish Powerhouse"
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Marshall -- "The American Gunslinger"
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Nimzovich -- "The Hypermodern"
Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

Capablanca -- "The Machine" -- round one: King of the Island
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

Capablanca -- "The Machine" -- round two: Lord of Thunder
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Alekhine -- "The Monomaniac"
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Euwe -- "The Math Maven"
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

Reti -- "The Chess Cacophonist"
Reti vs T Gruber, 1923 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik -- "The Path-Marcher" -- I: On the Rise
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

Smyslov -- "The Opera Composer"
Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik -- "The Path-Marcher" -- II: Defending the Crown
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

Tal -- "The Mad Scientist"
Tal vs G Barcza, 1962 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Petrosian -- "The Counterpunching Iron Eel"
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Spassky -- "The Eclectic"
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Fischer -- part II: "As The Worm Turns"
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

Karpov -- part I: "Grudge Match"
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 39 moves, 0-1

Karpov -- part II: "Defending the Crown"
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

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