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collodi's favorite games
Compiled by collodi
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Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Short vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

See notes to game in British Chess Magazine, Jan. 2008, p.10
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2007 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

very nice combination starting w black's 19th move.
J Whitehead vs P Biyiasas, 1977 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

simple, logical, positional play by Botvinnik
Botvinnik vs K Kholodkevich, 1927 
(E72) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

French Defense (Tarrasch) typical play
Tseshkovsky vs Lputian, 1977 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Interesting Nimzo variation
I Sokolov vs Leko, 2013 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 26 moves, 0-1

Raking power of Bishops + fantastic combination!
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Beautiful in-between moves by Shirov
D Pedzich vs Shirov, 1990 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Symmetrical English, nice Black play
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

e5 and Q-e4 attack kingside theme.
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

A positional gem by Alekhine.
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Nice classical Nimzo. Simple and logical play by black.
A Ushenina vs Yifan Hou, 2013 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

Nice Najdorf play in Caro-Kann without h4
Najdorf vs Kotov, 1953 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

tactics flow from positional buildup + thwarting of unsound att
Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

wonderful queen sac nugget by Schlecter.
W Fried vs Schlechter, 1897 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

take away space moves
Pilnik vs Pinzon, 1950
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 1-0

Pawn sacrifice for development, then tactics just flow.
Gelfand vs D Andreikin, 2014 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Amazing attacking Geller game w some astounding sacrifices.
Geller vs Anikaev, 1979 
(B83) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Well played Gelfand game; w positional + accurate tactics
B Grachev vs Gelfand, 2010 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

Pretty QID Keres attacking, sacrificial game!
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

End w elegant Queen sacrifice!
Sajtar vs M Dietze, 1943 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 42 moves, 1-0

Nice knight maneuverings by white in Najdorf game.
V Fedoseev vs D Bocharov, 2016 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Great CK Panov opening game. Excellent precise moves.
Judit Polgar vs A S Rasmussen, 2013 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

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