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varishnakov's favorite games
Compiled by varishnakov
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Double exchange sac in ending
Kamsky vs E Romanov, 2012 
(A06) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

Shirov plays Archangel Main Line
T Ernst vs Shirov, 1990 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

White's tactics involve black's undefended bishop
Kamsky vs Karpov, 1996 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 65 moves, 1-0

Fischer with a lead in development and against pawn weaknesses
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Tal against the Pirc
Tal vs Speelman, 1988 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs the Pirc
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Double piece sac in the ending to herald in Q-side passers
Karpov vs C Hansen, 1992 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

Fischer Exchange
Fischer vs Gligoric, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

Fischer Exchange
Fischer vs Unzicker, 1970 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4, 42 moves, 1-0

11 year old American prodigy
S Sevian vs T Abrahamyan, 2012 
(C18) French, Winawer, 22 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Trompowsky Attack
Van der Wiel vs Kasparov, 1982 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Carlsen plays the Ponziani
Carlsen vs Harikrishna, 2013 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Kramnik attains winning position vs. Deep Fritz
Kramnik vs Deep Fritz, 2006  
(E03) Catalan, Open, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Komodo wins positionally
Komodo vs Rybka, 2014 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 81 moves, 1-0

Anand - Kasparov
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Rxf7!!
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Smyslov tricky mate
Smyslov vs Oll, 1993 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Shabalov Attack; combinations w/ underprotected pieces
V Cmilyte vs C Vinas Guerrero, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Hou beats Giri with the Dragon
A Giri vs Yifan Hou, 2013 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 85 moves, 0-1

tricky tactics involving mate threats to gobble pawns
Fischer vs J Durao, 1966 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Fischer g3 against sicilian
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

The Queen has nowhere to go
Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

annotated by Keene; strong attack
Keene vs V Kovacevic, 1973  
(A06) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs the French
Bronstein vs Keene, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

White has more space to maneuver
I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Carlsen wins playing Sicilian
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2015 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Fischer Brilliancy
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Carlsen plays Dutch
Anand vs Carlsen, 2015 
(A90) Dutch, 36 moves, 0-1

Carlsen: budding challenger
Carlsen vs Anand, 2012 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Carlsen and the Queenside
Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2015 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

A Giri vs Grischuk, 2015 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Caruana, 2015 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

W So vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(A15) English, 35 moves, 0-1

Grischuk vs Anand, 2015 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

W So vs Grischuk, 2015 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs W So, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

W So vs Nakamura, 2015 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

Wei Yi vs Ding Liren, 2015 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

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

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

Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

securing and using outpost f5
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1926 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 64 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Topalov, 2015 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Bologan, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

sunday puzzle; nice combination
Sutovsky vs Sakaev, 2007 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 55 moves, 1-0

marshall attack piece sacs combination
Shabalov vs Aronian, 2004 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 47 moves, 0-1

D Howell vs M Roiz, 2015 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

E Iturrizaga vs V Papin, 2010 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Wei Yi vs Zhou Jianchao, 2013 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 27 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs S Campos, 1927 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs R Wojtaszek, 2015 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Kamsky vs Svidler, 2006 
(B83) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Anand vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Aronian vs Topalov, 2015 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2015 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 78 moves, 1-0

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

Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Yifan Hou vs B Esen, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Li Chao, 2015 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

I Sokolov vs Morozevich, 2005 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

A Giri vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 0-1

magnus candidates
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2013 
(B30) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 
(B50) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs W So, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

knight + queen sac finish
G Ferrantes vs A M Giustolisi, 1956 
(E91) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 76 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Shirov, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Miles vs Ljubojevic, 1978 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

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

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

Return of Fischer
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Marshall, 1925 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Rd6
J Krejcik vs K Krobot, 1908 
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Fischer annotation
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886  
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Tal, 1960 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Wang Hao, 2012 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 28 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1923 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 33 moves, 0-1

Tartakower vs E Steiner, 1921 
(C56) Two Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

dble bishop sac
Koltanowski vs M Defosse, 1936 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Kamsky vs Svidler, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 75 moves, 1-0

NN vs Santa Claus, 1908  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

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