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Beginning of the 20th century
Compiled by Calar
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Games from first third of the century - 1900-1934, when masters such as Capablanca, Alekhine, Rubinstein, Lasker, Nimzowitsch and others ruled the board.

Fantastic and resourceful struggle
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

"The Immortal Zugzwang Game" by Nimzo
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Endgame lessons by Capablanca (notations by Alekhine & Reti)
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

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

Development and piece activity beat material
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Instructive game, great struggle worthy of WC game
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

Attack in old romantic style
Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Spielmann's attack plan looks so simple, and yet effective
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 0-1

Great attack against Queen's Gambit
V Vukovic vs A Vajda, 1925 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Interesting pawn chain and nice attack by White
L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Napier the Wild and Lasker the Wilder
Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 35 moves, 1-0

When great attacker gets under attack
J Mieses vs Marshall, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

The birth of Grunfeld Defence
Alekhine vs Gruenfeld, 1922 
(D80) Grunfeld, 55 moves, 0-1

Famous double rook sacrifice by Reti
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

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

White rapidly develops while Black pawn-grabbs - and gets mated
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Great WC game featuring 4 queens
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

Very instructive game (annotated by Nimzo)
L Van Vliet vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1907  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Spielmann - master of Vienna Game
Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov creatively handles the Stonewall
Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Nice defence & counterattack by Duras
Duras vs E Cohn, 1911 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

"Sämisch's Immortal" - kingside attack
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

Just when it looked like White is going to get mated...
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Fine positional play - using lots of weak dark squares
Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

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

Chigorin - mastery of sharp and double-edged position
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Great example of Nimzo's blockade - Black's position is locked
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

"The Triple Queen Sacrifice"
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Lasker dismantles Alekhine with positional & tactical play
Lasker vs Alekhine, 1914 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

Famous queen sac by Ed. Lasker
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Mieses really wanted to get rid of his queen
J Mieses vs Janowski, 1900 
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Trench warfare in ultra-closed position
O Chajes vs Gruenfeld, 1923 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 120 moves, 0-1

Fun and famous miniature
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

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

Great win against Capablanca
O Chajes vs Capablanca, 1916 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 66 moves, 1-0

Good game with instructive annotations by Alekhine
Bogoljubov vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 1-0

Black running out of space
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

Exciting mutual attack - and Black's is faster
Teichmann vs G Marco, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 0-1

Even in simplified position - lead in development matters
Euwe vs G A Thomas, 1934 
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de, 26 moves, 1-0

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

"The Pipe Game"
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Interesting game with good annotations
Tartakower vs Schlechter, 1909  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Amazing combination by Capablanca
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

One of Nimzo's best games
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926  
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1-0

Deep and complex combination - bold play by Tartakower
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Exemplary opening and endgame play by Rubinstein
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Played very much in Nimzo's style
Maroczy vs H Suechting, 1905  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Short and exciting game
J Mieses vs Chigorin, 1906 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Not castling and getting attacked by Marshall isn't a good idea
Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Unexpected miniature
G Marco vs Maroczy, 1905 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 13 moves, 1-0

Brilliant attack by Spielmann (with annotations)
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

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

Knight manuevres - well played game by Vidmar
Alekhine vs Vidmar, 1926 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 0-1

Inspired attack by Yates the KID
Alekhine vs Yates, 1923 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 50 moves, 0-1

"Rage Against the Machine" starring Em. Lasker
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Tactical awarness - two "Jans" deliver mate
Janowski vs W Michel, 1926 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Famous Vidmar's win in Budapest Gambit
Rubinstein vs Vidmar, 1918 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Excellent attacking play by Grunfeld
Gruenfeld vs Maroczy, 1922 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Reti's win got brilliancy prize
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein demonstrates power of piece activity
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 0-1

Great play by Samisch
Saemisch vs Reti, 1928 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 69 moves, 1-0

Pressing and disabling counterplay
O Bernstein vs Spielmann, 1906 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Fine win by Marshall
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

"The Immortal Overprotection Game" created by Koch
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

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