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The World's Greatest Chess Games
Compiled by chesswar1000
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Chess is a game of strategy, tactics, and the human mind. The game of chess was first developed around the Indus Valley with the game of Chaturanga, and since then the game has spread around the world. The combatants make a fighting game, and the artists perfect their play so that endgames and technique shine especially in their play. Magicians swindle, tactics flow on the board, and play is done as the player produces a brilliancy, a flow of tactics and strategy. Chess is not only a game of the mind, it is perfection, tactics, and even more a art. "Chess is life"- Bobby Fischer.

Amazing King March and Amazing Sacrifices!
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Incredible Pawn Steamroller
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Incredible Sacrifices Against the King and Wonderful Tactics
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Classic Endgame Spatial and Tactical Play, beating the Machine
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

A French Masterpiece, Brillant Combo of Sacrifices
Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

Excellent Coordination Among the Pieces to Combat the Queen
Svidler vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

Steinitz's Brilliancy, the Pendulum Rook and the Mate
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

The Attacking Genius Just Does It Again
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

And Again With A Stunning Queen Sacrifice
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

Exemplary Game of Defense and Counterattack by the Machine
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Classic King Hunt
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Murdering Queens. Have to See It Before You Believe It
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Obscure, but Incredible, White Sacrifices All but a Knight.
F Young vs L Dore, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Definitely a Must In Anyone's Sacrifice Collection
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

Brilliant Endgame Play Against the Hungarian
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

No Retreating Moves in This Game
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Queen Sacrifice is Just Brilliant
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Shirov's 47...Bh3!! is Simply Incredible
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Incredible King March, Incredible Qa4, Incredible Traxler
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

James Bond Combo
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Amazing Futuristic Chess
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Awesomely Chaotic
Belov vs Prohorov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 82 moves, 0-1

Famous Qh8+!!
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

The Opera Game, a Classic
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

Queen Sacrifice, then Coralls the King With Pieces.
Lasker vs NN, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Forced Mate and King Hunt Down the Board Without the Queen
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Beautiful, A Must See King Walk
R Steel vs NN, 1886 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

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

The "Other" Immortal Zugzwang by Capablanca, against NImzo!
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Crazy King March Added Up To a Few Queen Sacs
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Beyond Belief Endgame Technique.
Ulf Andersson vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1979 
(A15) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Wonderful Queen Sacrifice With King Hunt Up the Board
M Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

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

Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Petrov Kills The King
F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

"The Pearl of Wijk aan Zee" Another Brilliant King Hunt
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

This Time The King Walks To Mate The Other King!
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

"The Polish Immortal"
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

The Other Swindle of the Century
A Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Swindle of the Century
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

"The Pearl of Sofia"
Topalov vs G Minchev, 1988 
(B57) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

Incredible Example of Using Passed Pawns
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Classic King Hunt
J Ost-Hansen vs Nunn, 1974 
(C27) Vienna Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Problemist Mate At The End
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Sokolov just gets C.R.U.S.H.E.D.
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E35) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 5.cd ed, 19 moves, 0-1

Incredible Queen Sacrifice Again
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

"Kids Play the Darndest Things"
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

(ROFL)
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

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