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Terry McCracken's favorite games
Compiled by Terry McCracken
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Brilliancies


Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

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

Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

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

Xie Jun vs A Galliamova, 1990 
(B58) Sicilian, 52 moves, 0-1

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

Missed Opportunity 22. Nb6!..Ne2! 23. Qf8+!!
Short vs Miles, 1984  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 46 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

intermezzo
J Whitehead vs P Biyiasas, 1977 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Duras vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C11) French, 49 moves, 1-0

Sokolsky vs Navrodsky, 1944 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

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

F Rhine vs S Nagle, 1997 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

Kupreichik vs G Danner, 1966 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Berliner vs Fischer, 1963 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 0-1

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