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Chess Pearls By Shailesh J.Nanal
Compiled by shaileshnanal
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Games that show some outstanding leaps in all departments of the game.These are the games which really deepens the mystery of chess with every move.

Karpov at his tactical best
A Karpov vs Dimnov, 1960 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

A clear strategic masterpiece by Karpov
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

Attack and attack white's pieces are shouting for kill
Yu Yangyi vs N Vitiugov, 2012 
(C15) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

Great endgame play by Ulf Andersson
Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

Subtle moves clinch a point
B Andonov vs B Perenyi, 1985 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

Mad attack gets its due punishment
J M Hodgson vs Petursson, 1989
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 0-1

King on the run
M Palac vs E Agrest, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Slashing attack by Tal
Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Tolush sizzles
Tolush vs Kotov, 1945 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 1-0

Lively Endgame play
Keres vs Kotov, 1940
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 55 moves, 1-0

Mystical Knight moves
V Stulik vs Golombek, 1948
(B10) Caro-Kann, 46 moves, 0-1

Attack on the castled king
M Ahn vs M Davies, 2011
(C18) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

Very edgy game
Adams vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

King in grave danger
O Aharon vs L Calderon, 2009
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Long struggle
Janosevic vs Botvinnik, 1969 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 97 moves, 1-0

Aggression secures win
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

Karpov gets the hit
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Soviet Lasker fires
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

Kasparov still unbeaten
Kasparov vs The World, 1999 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Pressure points
E Goudriaan vs C Aghamaliyev, 2008
(E91) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

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

Tal's incisive attack
Tal vs Spassky, 1980 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 44 moves, 1-0

Kasparov strikes hard
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

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

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

Reshevsky downs a giant
Reshevsky vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky at his best
Short vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

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

El grande Miguel
Najdorf vs Fischer, 1966 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 31 moves, 1-0

Aggressive sack
Z Varga vs S Kustar, 1993 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 24 moves, 1-0

A real Spragget attack
K Spraggett vs G Vescovi, 2004 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Spectacular sacrifices
Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

A very instructive endgame
Short vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

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

Larsen wins
Larsen vs Chandler, 1987 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Reti's Endgame
Reti vs P Romanovsky, 1925 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

N takes F7
Kerner vs A Brinckmann, 1955 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Action all the way
Van Wely vs S Zierk, 2009 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Rooks move
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

Subtle and class
Hort vs Chandler, 1982 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Last thrust
L Spassov vs P Popov, 1977 
(A13) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Queen Sac
O'Kelly vs P Devos, 1937 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

Elegant rook ending
M Turov vs T Sachdev, 2012 
(A04) Reti Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

Tigran's ending
K Langeweg vs Petrosian, 1973 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 51 moves, 0-1

T Gharamian vs A Hoffman, 2012
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Queen moves ahead
Pillsbury vs D G Baird, 1893 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Forceful play
Bledow vs P Bilguer, 1838 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Fischer strikes again
Lombardy vs Fischer, 1960 
(B54) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Q agst pieces
S Nakonechny vs S Zavgorodniy, 2001
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

A perfect endgame
Iskov vs A Villeneuve, 1974
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

King on the run
Rohde vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1992 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 30 moves, 1-0

Attack all the way
N Pogonina vs V Gunina, 2012 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Quick Mate
J Finnegan vs R P Allen, 1948 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Q v/s Q
Rohde vs D Gurevich, 1990 
(A15) English, 52 moves, 1-0

Open game at best
Portisch vs Larsen, 1972 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Simple all the way
Harikrishna vs A Bellaiche, 2011 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Geller is finished
V Osnos vs Geller, 1967 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Rook sac
A Schneider vs M Dvoretsky, 1983 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

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