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Inspiring Games
Compiled by awz16
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A collection of games that have motivated me to further my chess IQ

Svidler vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

A Hoffman vs Nakamura, 1999 
(E61) King's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs Aronian, 2006 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 58 moves, 0-1

J L Burden vs L Christiansen, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 0-1

H Westerinen vs G Sigurjonsson, 1977 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs E Jimenez Zerquera, 1965 
(A16) English, 59 moves, 0-1

Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Bischoff vs J Nogueiras, 1998 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 40 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Wang Yue, 2010 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 82 moves, 1-0

Stockfish vs Rybka, 2009 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 78 moves, 0-1

Ponomariov vs Wang Hao, 2007 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 76 moves, 0-1

Svidler vs A Greenfeld, 1994 
(B30) Sicilian, 74 moves, 0-1

M Kobalia vs Le Quang Liem, 2011 
(A25) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Brzozka vs Bronstein, 1963 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 70 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 255 moves, 0-1

Le Quang Liem vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 68 moves, 0-1

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

D Frolyanov vs D Dubov, 2012 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Tomashevsky, 2012 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 83 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 73 moves, 1-0

Mayet vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Naiditsch, 2009 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

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

Carlsen vs H A Gretarsson, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Benko, 1965 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 37 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

A Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

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

Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Liu Qingnan vs Short, 2012 
(B32) Sicilian, 51 moves, 0-1

B Siff vs Kashdan, 1948 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

A Timofeev vs D Khismatullin, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Anand, 1995 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 48 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs A Volokitin, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

J Heissler vs Kasimdzhanov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 0-1

N Johansson-Tegelman vs R Rey Ardid, 1933 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 47 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 60 moves, 0-1

R Nuber vs R Keckeisen, 1994 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

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

E Najer vs Mamedyarov, 2005 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 39 moves, 1-0

Svidler vs Rublevsky, 2005 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 70 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Znosko-Borovsky vs J A Seitz, 1931 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 96 moves, 0-1

Morozevich vs A Volokitin, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 85 moves, 1-0

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

Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Kasparov vs Palatnik, 1978 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0

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

Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 0-1

J Smeets vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

I Kurnosov vs M Dzhumaev, 2008 
(B07) Pirc, 15 moves, 1-0

McShane vs Kramnik, 2011 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs V Gashimov, 2012 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 67 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs A Giri, 2012 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Jobava, 2011 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 29 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2011 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 41 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Navara, 2012 
(A15) English, 60 moves, 0-1

Movsesian vs I Chirila, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

O Boyum Fossum vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs Y Kotkov, 1957 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Mamedyarov, 2007 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 58 moves, 0-1

R Rapport vs Wei Yi, 2012 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

Radjabov vs N Mamedov, 2005
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

J Henseler vs R Schoorl, 2012
(C58) Two Knights, 66 moves, 0-1

Kamsky vs Onischuk, 2012 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

S Blaas vs P Pancras, 1996 
(C58) Two Knights, 59 moves, 0-1

DeFirmian vs K G Shirazi, 1986 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Beliavsky vs Nakamura, 2009 
(E97) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2008 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

M Karttunen vs V Rasik, 2003 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 104 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov vs V Mikenas, 1948 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs Kaidanov, 2012 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 70 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs Yudasin, 1994 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 36 moves, 1-0

C Holt vs A Ipatov, 2012
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 46 moves, 0-1

McShane vs Y Zherebukh, 2011 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

J Pachow vs Y Zimmerman, 2001 
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 1-0

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

Lasker vs Loman, 1903 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2012 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

A Giri vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 0-1

Nakamura vs J Smeets, 2011 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 61 moves, 1-0

S Iuldachev vs Aronian, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

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