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saveyougod's favorite games
Compiled by saveyougod
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this list is in the spirit of paul morphy

two against morphy=win
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

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

won of too
F Sicre vs Morphy, 1862 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

team-play
Staunton / Owen vs Morphy / Barnes, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

chech your mate
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

beauty-full-mate
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

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

fischer-classic
Fischer vs J Kupper, 1959 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

a queen-sac-4-the ageing
Steinitz vs E Pilhal, 1862 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

copy-cats-never-win
Capablanca vs NN, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

early in the game
Busnardo vs NN, 1590 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

pawn-rook-mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

queen-sac-k-night-rook-mate
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

world-champion-ship-chess
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886  
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

mate-next-move
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1925 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

game-over
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1859 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

a-will-helm-up
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

morphy-as-usually
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

draw-straws-n-drink of great-chess
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

bird is in the hand
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

mate-between-k-night-n-queen
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

morphy used stanley like a tool
Morphy vs C Stanley, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

a-divine-rook-sac-mate
Mayet vs Anderssen, 1859 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 15 moves, 0-1

queen-check-next-move-mate
Reshevsky vs Traube, 1920 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

escape-from-early-check-to-early-mate
Reshevsky vs L Von Dory, 1920 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 16 moves, 1-0

Nf7-good-bye-rook
Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1575 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Bg1-mate
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

positional-perfection
Rubinstein vs J Perlis, 1906  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

seven-moves of mate
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

neck-n-neck
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

fischer-caught-by-the tal
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

double-rook-sac
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

double-queen-sac
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

sicilian-boe-tie
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

spanish-fly-game
Fischer vs R W Walker, 1957 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 1-0

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

thirteen-n- fifthteen
Kasparov vs Anand, 1999 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

4-n-5
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

35. b3
Capablanca vs Vidmar, 1927 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 37 moves, 1-0

Queen threating all 4 pieces
Alekhine vs Fine, 1937 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Harlem-k-nights
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

14-n-13
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 25 moves, 1-0

White-k-night of mate
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

Queen-less is close to win-less
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

The Bird gets The Worm
NN vs Bird, 1850 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

team-play-too
Morphy / Barnes vs Staunton / Owen, 1858 
(B01) Scandinavian, 52 moves, 1-0

K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

J A Curdo vs J Fried, 1993 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

J R Medley vs J Finch, 1849 
(C01) French, Exchange, 69 moves, 1-0

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