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DrChopper's favorite games of all times
Compiled by DrChopper
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Impressive victory by Tal
Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Incredible and complex game! Nothing can stop Tal!
Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

Very complex game by Tal
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Tal's magical pawn
Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Tal does what he pleases!
Tal vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Tal play like Morphy!
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

A hippo in the marsh
Tal vs Vasiukov, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Tal's walking in the park
F Thorbergsson vs Tal, 1964 
(E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Tal destroys the board
J Klavins vs Tal, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 45 moves, 0-1

Tricks are for KID
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

All you need is a queen!
Tal vs Panno, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

Tal's tales
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Tal's famous knight sac
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

It's magic!!
Tal vs Bronstein, 1982 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Instopable fireworks
Tal vs P Kampenuss, 1953 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

A night at the opera
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Morphy's queen invasion
Morphy vs H Baucher, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

You're surrounded!
Morphy vs T Knight, 1856 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

Morphy sacrifice himself for a line
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Pulling the king
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Complex game axed on attack
T W Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Morphy's smother mate
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

Morphy is everywhere
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Morphy's super vision
Morphy vs J G Cunningham, 1859  
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 1-0

Greatest combination ever!
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Jaw-dropping sacrifice
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Nezh pins
Nezhmetdinov vs Lusikal, 1951 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

Nezh put another trap
N Kosolapov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C47) Four Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Awesome mate
Lilienthal vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

Nezh hit again!
Nezhmetdinov vs P Ermolin, 1946 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Super Nezh attack!
Belov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1961 
(C59) Two Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

Nezh on the berlin defense
Nezhmetdinov vs Y Kotkov, 1957 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

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

R Byrne's knightmare
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Tour de force
Fischer vs O Celle, 1964 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Well defended
Keres vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 53 moves, 0-1

Great king side attack by Bronstein
N Bakulin vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Bronstein making fun with the KID
F Zita vs Bronstein, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 30 moves, 0-1

Pawn formation attack!
Bronstein vs E Rojahn, 1956 
(C58) Two Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

The second Tal
Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Nobody sac knights as Velimirovic
Velimirovic vs V Bukal Sr, 1971 
(B89) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Brilliant attack by Veli
A Planinc vs Velimirovic, 1975 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 49 moves, 0-1

Beautiful ending by Marshall
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Mate from both ways
E M Jackson vs Marshall, 1899 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Amazing depht
Marshall vs Leonhardt, 1912 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Nice combination at the end
J Mason vs Marshall, 1902 
(A21) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Marshall is making fun of Nimzo
Nimzowitsch vs Marshall, 1907 
(A06) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

The pawns are revolted!!
Marshall vs H Rogosin, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Splendid king hunt by Euwe
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

The pearl of Zandvoort
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

Deep rook sac
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Fantastic tactic by Euwe
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1-0

KID masterpiece
Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Casino Royale
M Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Kasparov at his best
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Nice use of the knights
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Vlad is impaled
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov unlauch a great attack
Kasparov vs Gavrikov, 1981 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Pawned!
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

The evergreen game
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Impressive attack by Rubinstein
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Incredible king hunt
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Pintered in the corner
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

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

Frankeinstein meets Dracula
J Ost-Hansen vs Nunn, 1974 
(C27) Vienna Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Wild horses
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Insane in the Ukraine
Krogius vs Stein, 1960 
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Alekhine's queens sacrifice
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Great ending
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Another attacking exploit by Anderssen
Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1870 
(C25) Vienna, 45 moves, 0-1

Brilliant combination attack by Spielmann
Spielmann vs M Walter, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch's queen sac
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Reti show his skills
Reti vs Euwe, 1920 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Superb mating combination a la Nezh
O'Kelly vs P Devos, 1937 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

Impressive queen sac
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Sam create a lot of fireworks
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

Fine vs Dake, 1933 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Smyslov play like Tal
Smyslov vs Ribli, 1983 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1-0

Keres's super attack!
Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

Knight sacrifices for attack!
Robert E Byrne vs Larry Evans, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Great discovery check
Chiburdanidze vs Dvoirys, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Fox Hunt
T C Fox vs Timman, 1970 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 0-1

Emprisonned in the center
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Surprising sacrifice
Kavalek vs Matulovic, 1966 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Crazy attack and defense
Ivanchuk vs Adams, 2002 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 50 moves, 1-0

Tate the tactician master
de Firmian vs E Tate, 2001 
(B56) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Agressive and powerful
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Kamsky making the impossible
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1

Capa is blocked!
Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

The queen is lost
A Medina Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Nice position
Gligoric vs Bidev, 1946 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Amazing sacrifice
Granda Zuniga vs Seirawan, 1993 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1-0

Retaking his sacrifice!
Granda Zuniga vs L Rojas, 2004 
(D77) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, 32 moves, 1-0

Hilarous zugzwang
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Incredible king march
Weenink vs L Gans, 1930 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Deep king hunt
Fomenko vs L Radchenko, 1967 
(C59) Two Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

Can't stop Oll
Oll vs Azmaiparashvili, 1993 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 40 moves, 1-0

Aggressive ruy
V Kuznetsov vs G Gajewski, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Pin after pin
Seirawan vs Timman, 1990 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

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