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Compiled by redorc19
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Here is a selection of the greatest chess games ever played (in my opinion). True, many may not be sound or correct games, but chess is about taking the fancy of the creativity of the human brain, not a computer system. Chess is beauty.


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

The Immortal Draw
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lesson: Development and Time
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Lesson: Open Rook Files to Exposed King
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Lesson: King in Centre- literally!!!
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Lesson: Queen, Rook and Bishop vs. 1st-Rank King
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Lesson: Passed Pawn for price of 2 Rooks and a Queen!!!
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Lesson: Extremely Complex position: 5 Queens
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

Lesson: Sacs to Unveil Exposed King
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Lesson: Uncastled King= Lost Position
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Lesson: Double Bishop Sac= Rook+Queen Mate Threats=Won Game!
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Lesson: Rook Openings and Knight on 6th to Support
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Lesson: Extreme Tactics Against King- Blindfolded!!!!!!!
Capablanca vs J Baca Arus, 1912 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Simple Lesson: KEEP KING SAFE !!!!
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Game of the Century; Lesson: Windmill Tactic
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Lesson: Seemingly Safe, Actually Deadly
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Brilliant Quiet Move Game
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Lesson: Bishop +Rook Against Centered King
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Pawn Phalanx Game
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Lesson: Bishop+2x Knights Against Entire Army Win
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

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

Lesson: Closed Game, Open King
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Lesson: Active Knight and Pawn Chain= Won Game
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

Lesson: Overprotection Cramps Opponents Game
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

NN vs Blackburne, 1880  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

Navara vs Ganguly, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs NN, 1911 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

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

Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Miles vs C W Pritchett, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs S Boden, 1858 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Stein, 1967 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(A61) Benoni, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Plater vs Sliwa, 1947 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

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

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

Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

A Strange Opening Lesson
Edward Daniels vs G Walker, 1841 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

Svidler vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

S Atalik vs Miles, 1993 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 0-1

Hsu Li Yang vs Nunn, 1992 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 27 moves, 0-1

Judit Polgar vs Karpov, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

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