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Chess Highlights of the 20th Century (1/3)
Compiled by 50movesaheadofyou
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The most brilliant games year-by-year.

FM Graham Burgess 1999.

pt I: 1900-1935


Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Halprin vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

G Marco vs J Mieses, 1901 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 30 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury vs Janowski, 1902 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 0-1

Von Bardeleben vs W Napier, 1902 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Janowski vs Schlechter, 1902 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Reggio vs J Mieses, 1903 
(B40) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Chigorin vs Rubinstein, 1903 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs M Elyashiv, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 35 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs Lasker, 1904 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1904 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs Tarrasch, 1905 
(B40) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Janowski vs Tarrasch, 1905 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Chigorin, 1905 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

J Mieses vs J Moeller, 1906 
(B01) Scandinavian, 46 moves, 1-0

J Mieses vs Chigorin, 1906 
(C25) Vienna, 15 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs Salwe, 1906 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Chigorin, 1906 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs Burn, 1907 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein vs Marshall, 1908  
(C49) Four Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

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

F Lazard vs A Gibaud, 1909 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1910 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1911 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

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

Reti vs Flamberg, 1912 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1913 
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

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

Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

N Grigoriev vs Alekhine, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 25 moves, 0-1

Janowski vs O Chajes, 1916 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Z Belsitzmann vs Rubinstein, 1917 
(C48) Four Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein vs Vidmar, 1918 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch vs K Behting, 1919 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Maroczy, 1920  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

A Nicifor vs E Kramer, 1922 
(C48) Four Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Reti, 1922 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine vs Yates, 1923 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 50 moves, 0-1

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

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

Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Capablanca, 1924 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

B Verlinsky vs Levenfish, 1924 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

Carlos Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

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

Janowski vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

Colle vs Gruenfeld, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1926 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 42 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Marshall, 1928 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1928 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1928 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

H K Mattison vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs H Steiner, 1929 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs M Monticelli, 1930 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 39 moves, 0-1

Colle vs J O'Hanlon, 1930 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Lilienthal vs Kertesz, 1929 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Maroczy, 1931 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Capablanca, 1931 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

S Slonim vs Riumin, 1932 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Koltanowski, 1932 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Sultan Khan, 1932 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Stoltz vs Spielmann, 1932 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Rauzer vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 29 moves, 0-1

Flohr vs Kashdan, 1933 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 30 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1934 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 37 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Lasker, 1934 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 0-1

C Baranov vs Rokhlin, 1935 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Pirc, 1935 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Keres vs W Winter, 1935 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

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