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My Hands Are Dirty, Grandpa!
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Crucial games

Spain - the famous Spanish Land
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1977 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Chased by a herd of thundering elephants...
T Barbiso vs I U Basnayake, 2012 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

The payroll truck from Hertford to Worcester
Karpov vs Chandler, 1983 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

My legs are getting tired...
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958 
(A12) English with b3, 41 moves, 1-0

Bud! Bud! Serves the idiot right...
B Lalic vs Khalifman, 1997 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

The same fate as Barisan and Andreev
B Al-Hajiri vs Mawuvi Koue Kouevi, 2012 
(C13) French, 38 moves, 1-0

Big Moose in Brown Suit
Schlechter vs A Kaufmann, 1914 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 28 moves, 0-1

A Spaceship Cargo Carrier
W So vs Shirov, 2011 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Articulated lieu Ree
G Battaglini vs Fressinet, 2011 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Treasure Map from the White Lion
M Ortiz vs M Parligras, 2014 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

A Human Chain Around Dresden
Reshevsky vs Larsen, 1957 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ripping Up The Tramlines
Euwe vs E Eliskases, 1947 
(C10) French, 38 moves, 1-0

An eight day match
D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 57 moves, 1-0

Three and a tanner for the pottery
Chigorin vs Lasker, 1896 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Can you bring us to Everburn?
Swiderski vs Schlechter, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Thanks for Brent
A Petrosian vs Tal, 1981 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 45 moves, 0-1

Unpaid Acting PM Shot? No! 2-4
G Abrahams vs J Cukierman, 1936 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

The Cecil B of the 16 deMille
Miles vs Z Mestrovic, 1978 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

The Trafalgar, High Path
Kasparov vs Seirawan, 1996 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Butler Appears With 3 Round The Bat
Anand vs Kamsky, 1994 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spingo Calls His Friends
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Haus of Windsa
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(C28) Vienna Game, 20 moves, 1-0

The Dead Have Not Forgotten Us...
I Nepomniachtchi vs A Korobov, 2017 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Directed railway guard
Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Eli Wallach, Vat of Oil
I Korepanova vs A Tishkov, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Crossed Memos on a Field of Clover
Mandolfo vs Kolisch, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 19 moves, 0-1

Richard Dawson as Killian
T Draisma vs G Welling, 1980 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 70 moves, 0-1

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