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The Ten Best Games Ever Played
Compiled by Tigranny
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These are games I selected due to their true beauties in chess that some overlook as too simple and unclassical, especially if they are not found in other Best Game collections. I hope that these games prove significant in immortality to you like they have to me.


The Soul Of Chess - The power of a group of passed pawns.
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

The American Meteor - The immortal queen sacrifice.
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Zukertort's Immortal - One of the greatest queen decoys ever.
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Emanuel Labor - The original double bishop sacrifice.
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

The Battle Of Hastings - A mating combo to drive a man mad.
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein's Immortal - An incredible sequence of sacrifices.
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Nezhmet Kismet - The immortal king hunt.
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

From Russia With Love - The Evergreen Game's sister.
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

A Long Walk Off A Short Peer - The middlegame king walk.
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

History Written By The Viktor - When two queens aren't enough.
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 0-1

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