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Still learning.
Compiled by hoodrobin
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I am still learning. I hope so.

Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Grischuk vs Caruana, 2015 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 75 moves, 0-1

In 'My Best Games of Chess' by Vishy Anand
Beliavsky vs Anand, 1991 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

In 'MBGC' by Anand
Karpov vs Anand, 1991 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 70 moves, 0-1

MBGC
Anand vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 29 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1992 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 45 moves, 0-1

deep analysis in MBGC by Anand
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1993 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

interesting and amusing MBGC
Anand vs Bareev, 1993 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

'cold-bloodedness' (Anand)
Anand vs Ftacnik, 1993 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

'The structure is very similar to the Benoni Defence'
Anand vs Kamsky, 1995 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 50 moves, 1-0

'A bit of variety helps to keep one's interest alive'
Anand vs Timman, 1995
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Interesting analysis by Anand (MBGC).
Anand vs Gelfand, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

'the intricacies of the Scheveningen'
Anand vs Topalov, 1996 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

on my birthday (Anand)
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1996 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs D Khismatullin, 2015 
(A13) English, 77 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Anand, 1997 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

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

In direct attacking style (Anand)
Anand vs Topalov, 1998 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

not just tactics
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1998 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Deep analysis in MBGC (Anand)
Anand vs Oll, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 39 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Caruana, 2015 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2015 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 66 moves, 0-1

Nakamura vs Grischuk, 2015 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 77 moves, 1-0

It was still theory (Anand)
Anand vs Piket, 1999 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Amusing notes by Anand in MBGC
Anand vs Svidler, 1999 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 31 moves, 1-0

Wei Yi vs Ding Liren, 2015 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Big analysis in Anand's MBGC
Topalov vs Anand, 1999 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

'..how to play against the Stonewall Dutch.'
Anand vs P Nikolic, 2000 
(A90) Dutch, 40 moves, 1-0

'Winning the world championship'
Anand vs Shirov, 2000 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 1-0

Good endgame, reduced material.
A Giri vs R Wojtaszek, 2015 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 60 moves, 1-0

Good positional play.
Ivanchuk vs B Esen, 2015
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 52 moves, 1-0

The happy ending.
Yu Yangyi vs W So, 2015 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 77 moves, 1-0

not the perfect play but..
Carlsen vs Adams, 2016 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 66 moves, 1-0

A good defence by Black!
M Muzychuk vs Yifan Hou, 2016 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 0-1

You need a good analysis to understand this.
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2015 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 78 moves, 1-0

There are no rules any more. Only tactics. (Phony Benoni)
R Rapport vs A Adly, 2015 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

'the Y Yu Dirty Rat Variation' (tamar)
Yu Yangyi vs Kramnik, 2014 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

'A big mistake' (Giri)
Kamsky vs W So, 2015 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 0-1

Beware of the big nose!
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

'a terrible pawn structure' (Giri)
Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

A little robotic big nose.
Caruana vs Topalov, 2014 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

A true great (former) World Champion!
Anand vs Karjakin, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 70 moves, 1-0

A (prepared) strategic novelty.
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Tal - Botvinnik 1960. Game One.
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

Tal inventing a draw.
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(A61) Benoni, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Good notes by Hou Yifan at NIC 2016#3.
Yifan Hou vs M Muzychuk, 2016 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

Good analysis by Tal in his book of the match.
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Good "tactics" out of everything.
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

The big battle.
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(A05) Reti Opening, 72 moves, 1-0

Spes ultima dea.
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

"mutual time pressure." (Tal)
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal's "best creative achievement in the match".
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal is always interesting.
Tal vs Timman, 1985 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

See analysis in "Timman's Titans" (2016).
Tal vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

'...old fighting spirit...' (Timman).
Spassky vs Timman, 1985 
(C26) Vienna, 98 moves, 0-1

RJF teaching.
Quinteros vs Fischer, 1970 
(A10) English, 42 moves, 0-1

Great technique.
Karpov vs Timman, 1980 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 60 moves, 0-1

Interesting Tata Steel Tournament.
Wei Yi vs Karjakin, 2017 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

QGR history.
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1895 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Karpov never gives up.
Timman vs Karpov, 1993 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Exciting game!
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

Great!
Kasparov vs Short, 1986 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

What?!
Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1988 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 29 moves, 0-1

Spassky's King's Gambit!
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1985 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

Aronian does not want to be world champion.
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2017 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Shining!
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2017 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 59 moves, 1-0

The greater the master the clearer the technique.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Then Kasparov retired...
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

Great Larsen
Larsen vs Chandler, 1987 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

In 'The NewInChess Book of chess improvement' a good analysis.
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

A positional lesson by Karpov
Karpov vs A V Kharitonov, 1988 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Parlez-vous franšais?
Caruana vs Akobian, 2018 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Wang Yue, 2010 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 82 moves, 1-0

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