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Memento
Compiled by DrDrej
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Aussie Draws
D Smerdon vs Carlsen, 2016 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Magnus finally beats Giri
Carlsen vs A Giri, 2016 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Nakamura finally beats Magnus
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2016 
(B20) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

The First of Many Meetings
Wei Yi vs Carlsen, 2016 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mamedyarov's Hideous Blunder
Mamedyarov vs Eljanov, 2016 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

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

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

Navara's King March
Navara vs R Wojtaszek, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 1-0

The Game of the Decade
Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Carlsen loses to a Norwegian
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2015 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Magnus Lost on Time
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2015 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 60 moves, 0-1

Magnus plays, 4. Na3!?
Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(A05) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

Novelty, 11... Qa5!?; Rxc3 Sicilian Sacrifice
D Naroditsky vs Nakamura, 2015 
(B79) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 12.h4, 35 moves, 0-1

Even Grandmasters Collapse on the Back Rank
M Muzychuk vs Koneru, 2015 
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Brilliancies, 42. Qh8!! & 44. Kg1!!
D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 57 moves, 1-0

Award for 'Most Opening Principles Ignored'
J Vojinovic vs Nakamura, 2015 
(A80) Dutch, 33 moves, 0-1

Blunders, 26. Kd2?? & 26... a4??
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 38 moves, 1-0

Mr. Vishy, Tear Down this Wall!
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Brilliancies, 64... Rxd4!! & 65... b6!!
Svidler vs Karjakin, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 82 moves, 0-1

Who wants to be a Millionaire?
Bill Gates vs Carlsen, 2014 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Blunder of the Century, 34... Qe3??
Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

The Mozart of Chess
Carlsen vs Kasparov, 2004 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Magnus' Mating Net at Age ~13
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A04) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Magnus' King Hunt at Age ~13
Carlsen vs L Drabke, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Magnus' Queen Sacrifice at Age ~13
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

Magnus' Double Bishop Sacrifice at Age ~13
Carlsen vs D Rylander, 2003 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 33 moves, 1-0

How many Pieces are you Willing to Sacrifice?
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Misadventures
J van Ruitenburg vs S Castellani, 2000 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Kasparov Shrugged
Kasparov vs The World, 1999 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

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

Brilliancy, 47... Bh3!!
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

"Never resign until you've lost both your knights." - Polgar
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 90 moves, 0-1

Kasparov plays the Evans Gambit
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

First Computer to Beat Kasparov
Kasparov vs Chess Genius, 1994 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 60 moves, 0-1

How to Play a Brilliancy
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Kingscrusher's Immortal Game
C Duncan vs T Gavriel, 1993 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 0-1

Aussie Rules
I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

"The legend of the best player has been destroyed." - Kasparov
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

"They would be in a lunatic asylum by now." - Spassky
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

To End the Cold War
Kasparov vs D Letterman, 1990 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

A Sicilian Miniature
Anand vs H Wegner, 1987 
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

The Consequences of not Taking with the Right Piece
Kasparov vs Nunn, 1986 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

The 'Yugoslav Tal'
Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Fischer plays, 1. c4!
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Fischer plays, 11... Nh5!?
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

Fischer plays, 29... Bxh2?
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 56 moves, 1-0

A Pirc and Dragon Hybrid
Velimirovic vs D Rajkovic, 1971 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

13... h5!! is Crushing!!
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1967 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 28 moves, 0-1

To Drag a Hippo from the Marsh
Tal vs Vasiukov, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

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

Unusual Choice of Opening for Both Players
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

The Game of the Century
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

The 'Russian Sacrifice', 25... Rd4!!
V Liublinsky vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

The Original 'Alekhine's Gun'
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

A Poet's Humble Draw
Capablanca vs Lord Dunsany, 1929 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Najdorf's Immortal Game
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

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

Queen Sacrifice(!) plus Windmill(!!)
Carlos Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

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

King's Gambit(!) plus Queen Sacrifice(!!)
Spielmann vs J Moeller, 1920 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

The Consequences of Pawn Grabbing in the Opening
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

From '2001: A Space Odyssey'
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

A Question of Historical Authenticity
V I Lenin vs M Gorky, 1908 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Go Back to Astronomy
Dus Chotimirsky vs Salwe, 1903 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 0-1

A Diabolical Finish
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

A Scandinavian Miniature
J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

Double 'Greek Gift' Sacrifice
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

"I learnt the game in, say, 1859." - Blackburne
Blackburne vs Ford, 1877 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 1-0

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

The Evergreen Game
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Game
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

The Threat of Mobile Central Pawns
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Napoleon Opening, 1. e4 e5 2. Qf3?
Napoleon Bonaparte vs The Turk, 1809 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Oldest Recorded Game of Chess
Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

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