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This is a collection dedicated to some of the best games that have ever been played. Many are well known but some are not. Whilst there may be some omissions and some are a matter of taste, all have something memorable and interesting about them.

1.
Andrew Smith vs Philidor, 1790 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

2.
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

3.
Staunton vs E Williams, 1851 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

4.
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

5.
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857 
(C46) Three Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

6.
Morphy vs T W Barnes, 1858 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

7.
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

8.
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

9.
Pillsbury vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

10.
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

11.
Schlechter vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C28) Vienna Game, 24 moves, 1-0

12.
G Marco vs Maroczy, 1899 
(C01) French, Exchange, 78 moves, 0-1

13.
Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 35 moves, 1-0

14.
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

15.
Reti vs Duras, 1912 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

16.
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

17.
L Asztalos vs Breyer, 1913 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 0-1

18.
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

19.
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

20.
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

21.
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

22.
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

23.
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

24.
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

25.
Gruenfeld vs Alekhine, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

26.
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

27.
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

28.
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

29.
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

30.
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

31.
Colle vs Euwe, 1926 
(A68) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

32.
Capablanca vs Vidmar, 1927 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 37 moves, 1-0

33.
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

34.
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

35.
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

36.
Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

37.
Rauzer vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 29 moves, 0-1

38.
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

39.
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1936 
(A14) English, 49 moves, 0-1

40.
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

41.
V Mikenas vs L Dreibergs, 1939 
(B40) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

42.
L Bigot vs Purdy, 1947 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 66 moves, 0-1

43.
G Koshnitsky vs A Wolfers, 1945 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

44.
S Madsen vs M Napolitano, 1950 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

45.
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

46.
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

47.
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

48.
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

49.
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

50.
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

51.
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957 
(A15) English, 69 moves, 0-1

52.
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

53.
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

54.
Fischer vs Geller, 1961 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 22 moves, 1-0

55.
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

56.
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

57.
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

58.
Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

59.
Simagin vs Keres, 1963 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 65 moves, 1-0

60.
Soderborg vs Boleslavsky, 1963 
(E77) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

61.
Gligoric vs Panno, 1963 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 31 moves, 1-0

62.
Botvinnik vs Stein, 1964 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

63.
Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

64.
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

65.
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

66.
Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

67.
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

68.
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 1-0

69.
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

70.
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

71.
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

72.
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 32 moves, 1-0

73.
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

74.
Velimirovic vs Ljubojevic, 1972 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

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

76.
Stein vs Smyslov, 1972 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs Gheorghiu, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

78.
Tal vs J H Donner, 1973 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 1-0

79.
Ljubojevic vs Stein, 1973 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

80.
Spassky vs N Rashkovsky, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

81.
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

82.
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

83.
Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

84.
Karpov vs I D Dorfman, 1976 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

85.
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

86.
Geller vs Anikaev, 1979 
(B83) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

87.
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

88.
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

89.
Bronstein vs Gufeld, 1981 
(A48) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

90.
Smyslov vs Ribli, 1983 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1-0

91.
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

92.
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

93.
Short vs Kasparov, 1986 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 45 moves, 1-0

94.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

95.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

96.
Gelfand vs Anand, 1993 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 0-1

97.
Kamsky vs Shirov, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

98.
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

99.
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

100.
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

101.
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 39 moves, 1-0

102.
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 0-1

103.
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

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