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vivek priyadarshan's favorite games
Compiled by vivek priyadarshan
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classics everyday

Nielsen vs Ottosen, 1941 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

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

Kasparov vs A Georgiadis, 1996 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

L Kritz vs N Firman, 2007 
(B07) Pirc, 22 moves, 1-0

Good checks always get good results.
Wan Yunguo vs S Abu Sufian, 2009 
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

P Damiano vs NN, 1512 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Caruana vs F Vallejo Pons, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0

W Schmidt vs W Reimer, 1985 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 0-1

London vs Paris, 1834 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 0-1

N Zhukova vs C Peptan, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Somacarana vs Cochrane, 1855 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

J M Lopez Martinez vs M Narciso Dublan, 2008 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

McShane vs Carlsen, 2010 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

never allow a trench to be digged in lower ranks
Van Wely vs C Hansen, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Gipslis vs Tal, 1955 
(B30) Sicilian, 57 moves, 0-1

J Ivanov vs I Cheparinov, 2004 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

A Kolev vs Judit Polgar, 1993 
(A05) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

N Kosintseva vs E Berg, 2007 
(C10) French, 42 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

K Haznedaroglu vs J Isaev, 2010 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

R S Hoff vs N Whitaker, 1916 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 43 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

J Caldas Vianna vs A S Paes de Barros, 1900  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Sanahuja vs Fernandez, 1983 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 8 moves, 1-0

J Hellums vs W H Raleigh, 1948 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

H Asauskas vs V Malisauskas, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

L Ootes vs K Yamada, 2011 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Wang Hao, 2012 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Wang Hao, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Gelfand, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

N Pogonina vs V Gunina, 2012 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

S Pencil vs G Goltsoff, 1976 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

J Finnegan vs R P Allen, 1948 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Kupreichik vs Razuvaev, 1980 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

D Andreikin vs Carlsen, 2012 
(A25) English, 63 moves, 1-0

S Redford vs C Madiba, 2011 
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Alburt vs Kasparov, 1978 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 56 moves, 0-1

Harikrishna vs A Bellaiche, 2011 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

H Murphy vs A Kinsman, 1981 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Gossip vs Bird, 1873 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 47 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Berliner, 1960 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

H Goldhamer vs Fischer, 1956 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

J Kostro vs Sliwa, 1959 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 1-0

D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

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

Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Keres, 1959 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 81 moves, 1-0

Miles vs J D Tisdall, 1982 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Hammer and tongs. What a draw! Sofia rules?
Topalov vs Mamedyarov, 2007 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

mate with a bishop and 2 knights. a game of underpromotion.
Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2012 
(A05) Reti Opening, 80 moves, 1-0

Play positive.Stick to basics.
R Hovhannisyan vs T Sachdev, 2012
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1-0

Incredible endgame.
R Hovhannisyan vs Robson, 2011 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 46 moves, 1-0

tactical finesse
Unzicker vs M Czerniak, 1954 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Four Queens on the Board
A Shiplay vs E Shipley, 1977 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 12 moves, 1-0

queen sacrifices.
Krogius vs Kamyshov, 1949 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Double Threat.
J M Bellon Lopez vs L Popov, 1977 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 41 moves, 1-0

The King Hunt
Chigorin vs H Caro, 1898 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Brilliant Queen Sacrifice.
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Queen Sacrifice
Hector vs Barbero, 1991 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

Pelikan vs B Wexler, 1972 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 30 moves, 1-0

Tactical extrordinaire
Fischer vs Najdorf, 1962 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

marched to the scaffold
A Valsecchi vs P Bontempi, 2012 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Queen Sacrifice
M Dutreeuw vs C Horvath, 1992 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 32 moves, 1-0

Three Minor Pieces worth more than a Queen
E Steflitsch vs H Penz, 2001 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 51 moves, 1-0

Tactics Masterclass
Hector vs M Antonsen, 2010 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Beauty
K Mokry vs Gheorghiu, 1985 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 30 moves, 1-0

who gets there first
A Hambleton vs J Friedel, 2010 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Elegant Finish
Keres vs V Petrov, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Hill vs Janeway, 1946 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs G West, 1977 
(B40) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999 
(B32) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

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