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"Duels of the Mind" - 12 Best Games Of Chess
Compiled by Tigranny
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These games selected by Raymond Keene in his film with Donald Woods "Duels of the Mind" are masterpieces that almost everyone in the chess world everyday think about on their stylistic elements and beauties. They are not sorted by best game, but rather by the year in which they were played. However, some of the games (7, 8, and 9), in my view, although masterpieces in most players' eyes, are overrated due to their obvious continuations or exaggeratedly praised moves.

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

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

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

Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

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

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 0-1

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