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His absolute favorites: GK's Golden Chess Stock
Compiled by SirChrislov
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All the material with detailed analysis and hand-picked by the legend himself for the 2001 release "Virtual Kasparov" by Titus software. Part I (Garry's Library & Hall of Fame): GK analysis of his favorite W. Champion games from Steinitz to Karpov, Part II: Garry picks the 50 most significant works from his vast career, plus bonus tutorial content:

bonus tutorial I: GK analysis of a study by Gio Greco, ca. 1625

bonus tutorial II: Kasparov discusses 2 GM games

bonus tutorial III: Kasparov reviews 3 brilliant q-sac games

Study these games that have Kasparov's stamp of approval!

Part I. World Champions...


His favorite Steinitz game
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

His favorite Lasker game
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

His favorite Capa game
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

His favorite AA game
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

His favorite Machgielis game
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

belongs to the "golden chess stock" --Kasparov
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

His favorite Smyslov game
Smyslov vs C Kottnauer, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

His favorite Tal game
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

His favorite Petrosian game
Petrosian vs Taimanov, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

His favorite Spassky game
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

His favorite Fischer game
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

His favorite Karpov game
Timman vs Karpov, 1979 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Part II. His favorite Kasparov games
Kasparov vs Palatnik, 1978 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Lutikov, 1978 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

vs GM Polugaevski (2620)
Kasparov vs Polugaevsky, 1978 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 46 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Pribyl, 1980 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Chiburdanidze, 1980 
(E92) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs I Zaitsev, 1980 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 30 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Gavrikov, 1981 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

V Tukmakov vs Kasparov, 1981 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 29 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs Kasparov, 1981 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Gheorghiu, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1982 
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 36 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Huebner vs Kasparov, 1985 
(A21) English, 28 moves, 0-1

"The most significant day of my life" --Kasparov
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Tal, 1987 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 31 moves, 1-0

Winants vs Kasparov, 1987 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 55 moves, 0-1

"My 2nd most significant day"
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987  
(A13) English, 64 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Smirin, 1988 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

S Agdestein vs Kasparov, 1989 
(A36) English, 24 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Spassky, 1989 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

Kasparov: "One of my nicest attacks ever."
Kasparov vs Speelman, 1989 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Vaganian, 1989 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E97) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs Salov, 1989 
(A15) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1991 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1992 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 40 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Kamsky, 1993 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

for the "PCA" Championship
Kasparov vs Short, 1993 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 59 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Short, 1993 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 52 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Yusupov, 1994 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Timman, 1994 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Short, 1994 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

GK defends PCA title
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Anand, 1996 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Anand, 1998 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 50 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Adams, 1999 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Of course, the Ultimate Beast. Strictly Unmissable.
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

Svidler vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B53) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

bonus I. Waaaay back... GK on Greco
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

bonus II. A) An Old Classic
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

bonus II. B) An excellent example of center domination
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

bonus III. Garry has a sense of humor
L Bachmann vs Kunstmann, 1899 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Kasparov is clearly in love with this game
Taimanov vs Polugaevsky, 1960 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

a sweet lil' treat to end the series. That's all he wrote folks
B Perenyi vs L Eperjesi, 1974 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 14 moves, 1-0

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