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Missing Immortals
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A list of games that have been "punned" (or not been GOTD yet), which I believe deserve the <Immortal> etiquette. In most cases these games are recognized with given titles, but I'll put in some games (especially recent ones) that I believe are worthy, too. Immortals that are given without the player's name (i.e. "The Polish Immortal," or "The Immortal Zugzwang Game"), the "Pearls" (i.e. "The Pearl of Wijk Aan Zee"), or the games that have a unique name attached to them (i.e. "The Game of the Century," or "The Mona Lisa"), are not included in this list. In fact such games are here, only if they have been GOTD with a different pun, and I would put them here with their commonly recognized names.

Keep in mind that this is not a best game by said player list. Many greats (Alekhine, Tal, etc.) have played more than one immortal, but there was no consensus on which one should be hailed as their immortal, and I won't take the liberty to claim one was better than the others, even though I might have clear choices to represent them. Same can be said for some active players as well (Topalov, Kamsky, etc).

Enjoy! :-)

La Bourdonnais' Immortal
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Gossip's Immortal
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Steinitz' Immortal
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Burn's Immortal
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch's Immortal
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Interference Game
Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Reti's Immortal
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

The Peruvian Immortal
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Ragozin's Immortal
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 47 moves, 0-1

Euwe's Immortal
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov's Immortal
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

The Blue Bird Game
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Kavalek's Immortal
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

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

Byrne's Immortal
Robert E Byrne vs Larry Evans, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

The Danish Immortal
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik's Immortal
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

The Pearl of Sochi
Gufeld vs B Ivanovic, 1979 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

The Slovak Immortal
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Nunn's Immortal
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Yusupov's Immortal
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

Serper's Immortal
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk's Immortal
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Nataf's Immortal
Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999 
(B32) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

The Japanese Immortal
P K Wells vs Y Habu, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Landa's Immortal
Landa vs E Shaposhnikov, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Paragua's Immortal
M Paragua vs D Debashis, 2012 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Volokitin's Immortal
A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Anand's Immortal
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Gunina's Immortal
V Gunina vs Ju Wenjun, 2013 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 30 moves, 1-0

Khismatullin's Immortal
D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 57 moves, 1-0

Wei's Immortal
Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

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