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T Players Tease Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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This collection had to be thinned out. The "double t players" Staunton, Steinitz, Zukertort and Tartakower are in another collection. Tal has his own collection; his games will be removed. Tarrasch, Teichmann, Traxler, Torre, Trompowsky, Taimanov, Timman, Topalov, etc. still remain.

Thank you, Ulhumbrus! For a solid chess lesson from Capablanca, read Ulhumbrus blogger notes to the 1919 game between Alexander and Thomas.

Here's a link to games by Tarrasch playing the Tarrasch Defense! http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...


White plays five moves---announces mate in eight!!!
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1862 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

fc KGA Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 Sac Rh1 & Qe7
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 Qs in action!
Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1879 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 1, Breslau 1879: Tarrasch's Dreihundert Schachpartien
Tarrasch vs Mendelson, 1879 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Polish 1.b4 c5 Birmingham Gambit (A00) 1-0 Swallow's Tail #
B Tiller vs L Lovik, 2009 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Paulsen Variation (C51) 1-0 Spearhead on long dia
Tarrasch vs Mendelson, 1880 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Trap: Spanish, Open. Classical ML(C83) 1-0Rob the pin
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 13 moves, 1-0

Traxler boldly enters the labyrinth.
B Mikyska vs Traxler, 1896 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30) 0-1Dbl B Sacs; Notes by Raymond Keene
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.a3 c4 7.Be2 Euwe (C02) 0-1 Lengthy Kside play
M Petrov vs Topalov, 1991 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

1.P-K4 Napoleon Attack (C20) 0-1 Don't try for Scholar's Mate
Napoleon Bonaparte vs The Turk, 1809 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

The Turk uses the "_rench defense" to defeat Miss Hook
Hook vs The Turk, 1820 
(000) Chess variants, 32 moves, 0-1

Variants / French-like (000) 1-0 Sac, fork and pins
Cochrane vs The Turk, 1820 
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

The Turk is operated by Jacques-Francois Mouret
Sturmer vs The Turk, 1820 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 0-1

Chess Variant / Robatsch (B06) 0-1 Whirling Nf2+ Windmill!
Strickland vs The Turk, 1820  
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Accepted: Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Tour de France
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 79 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4.Qh4: Horwitz Attack Nxc7 (C45) 1-0 Stripped down
Theophilus Thompson vs C H Blood, 1874 
(C45) Scotch Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Black's resignation is enigmatic to say the least.
W Shinkman vs Theophilus Thompson, 1875  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Zukertort Var (C80) 1-0 Pins, Ps, Battery
Tarrasch vs Mendelson, 1879 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch owns the open files
Tarrasch vs Landau, 1880 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Haxo Gambit (C50) 1-0 mini: Black trouble on open lines
Tarrasch vs NN, 1880 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 11 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Steinitz (C11) 1-0 Bishop game changers
Tarrasch vs W Cohn, 1880 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Double Pawn Sacrifice (C44) ˇ 1-0
Tarrasch vs B Lasker, 1882 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Four Knights (B45) 0-1 The Black kNight kicks hard
B Richter vs Tarrasch, 1883 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 18 moves, 0-1

Game 50: Three Hundred Chess Games by Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch
F Riemann vs Tarrasch, 1883 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 29 moves, 0-1

Scotch Qh4 Horwitz Attack (C45) 1-0 N threatsc7, gain time on Q
Tarrasch vs NN, 1884 
(C45) Scotch Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Var (A83) 0-1 Qside heat
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1887 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Continuous pressure ties Black up, eventually creates a passer
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1887 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Scotch (C47) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Tarrasch vs G Simonson, 1887 
(C47) Four Knights, 10 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch's Dreihundert Schachpartien, Game 80, Frankfurt 1887
Tarrasch vs Alapin, 1887 
(C47) Four Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Zukertort Def (C25)1-0 2 K walks
Taubenhaus vs J C Halpern, 1887 
(C25) Vienna, 21 moves, 1-0

French 3...Nf6 Classical. Rubinstein (C14) 0-1 Exchange sac!
Harmonist vs Tarrasch, 1887 
(C14) French, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Fine play by Black's rooks and in comes their monarch
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Advance Var (C16) 0-1 Sac to create a passer
Von Gottschall vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(C16) French, Winawer, 100 moves, 0-1

French c6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Well-coordinated Kside attack
J Minckwitz vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(C01) French, Exchange, 35 moves, 0-1

Found in Chernev's book "Logical Chess Move by Move".
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1889 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 16 Crusher in Logical Chess by Chernev
Tarrasch vs M Kuerschner, 1889 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

Russian Game French Attack (C42) 1-0 Don't assume he'll play d4
Tarrasch vs Alapin, 1889 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 0-1 Game changer
Blackburne vs Tarrasch, 1889  
(C11) French, 49 moves, 0-1

QP Game: Zukertort Var (D02) 1-0 P fork, Decoy, Q fork
Tarrasch vs Schwartz, 1890
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Chess variants, Q odds (000) 1-0 Reinfeld puzzle
Tarrasch vs Schroder, 1890 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 1-0

2Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack N sac line (C57) 0-1 K walk
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

FrenchTarrasch. Chistyakov Def (C07) 1-0 Model Rook ending
Tarrasch vs E Thorold, 1890 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1-0

FrenchNc6 Exchange (C01) 0-1 Interference is the difference
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1890
(C01) French, Exchange, 29 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Italian P fork trick (C46) 0-1 Q sac mating
K Eckart vs Tarrasch, 1890 
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 174 of 'Three Hundred Chess Games' by Siegbert Tarrasch.
Tarrasch vs Owen, 1890 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

QP Game: Anti-Torre (D02) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO B
Tarrasch vs Schwarz, 1891 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Open diagonals and pins are powerful!
Tarrasch vs Sergel, 1891 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 1-0 Sneaky tactics
Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1892 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Defense. Tarrasch Trap (C66) 1-0Remove the Guard
Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1892 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5, 5...Bg4 6.f3 (B01) 0-1 Cornered
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1892
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 0-1 Instructive
J Noa vs Tarrasch, 1892 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 215 of 'Three Hundred Chess Games' by Siegbert Tarrasch.
Tarrasch vs S Taubenhaus, 1892 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch gave rook odds and attacked all out w/a Scotch Gambit
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 289: Tarrasch's Dreihundert Schachpartien
Tarrasch vs Chigorin, 1893 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 1-0

Chess variants (000) 1-0 Shorthanded White throttles Black
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 93 in Wonders and Curiosities of Chess by Irving Chernev
Tarrasch vs A Fritz, 1889 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 15: 62 Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played
Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1894  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5, 5...Bg4 6.f3 (B01) 0-1 Almost Cornered
Schiffers vs Tarrasch, 1894
(B01) Scandinavian, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 256 of Three Hundred Chess Games by Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch
Tarrasch vs Kolb, 1894 
(000) Chess variants, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 255 of 'Three Hundred Chess Games' by Siegbert Tarrasch.
Tarrasch vs Schroeder, 1894 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 1-0

Central Manuevering
Pillsbury vs Tinsley, 1895 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Def. / Semi-Slav Def. Accelerated (D31) 0-1 Notes
Burn vs Tarrasch, 1895  
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Tchigorin's famous defeat of Lasker with his (T's) own defense.
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack Early Nb4xBd3(D00) 0-1 Notes by Pillsbury
Tarrasch vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def., Hopton Attack (A80) 1-0 Famous miniature
F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Paulsen Var (C25) 1-0 Back rank mate coming
Tarrasch vs Janowski, 1896 
(C25) Vienna, 32 moves, 1-0

Vienna game, Stanley. Three Knights (C28) 0-1Two Two king hunts
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1897 
(C28) Vienna Game, 26 moves, 0-1

White chose not to sac; Black used the only open file
H W Trenchard vs Schlechter, 1898 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 21 Closed queenside allows kingside attack
Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1898 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Hungarian Def (C50) 1-0 Breakthru to pin, win
Tarrasch vs Showalter, 1898 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

Q Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack (D37) 1-0 K Centralization
Tarrasch vs K A Walbrodt, 1898 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

Sic Alapin vs 2...Qa5!? (B22) 0-1 Dr. T violates own principles
Alapin vs Tarrasch, 1898 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 54: The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1898 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Hedgehog (C66) 1-0 Black exposed his K
Tarrasch vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

French Advance Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 Insufficient preparatio
Steinitz vs Tinsley, 1899 
(C02) French, Advance, 21 moves, 1-0

kNight posted on f6 is a critical condition
Schlechter vs Tarrasch, 1900 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Copycat BUSTED!
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 The more active Rook wins
W Ward vs Teichmann, 1900
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Italian Greco Gambit (C54) 1-0 Powerful Discoveries and Pin
Traxler vs Duras, 1902 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B40) 0-1 Unusual finish
Reggio vs Tarrasch, 1902 
(B40) Sicilian, 15 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack / Max Lange (C56) 1-0 Q dual
Teichmann vs Allies, 1902 
(C56) Two Knights, 35 moves, 1-0

Constriction
Schlechter vs Tarrasch, 1903 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 26 moves, 1-0

Both queens pin rooks to cornered kings
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1903 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Schlechter punishes 3...f5?!
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

This game is absurd!
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yes?!
Teichmann vs Chigorin, 1904 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Lasting en prise bishop; knight robbing the pin
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1904 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Portuguese Opening (C20) 0-1 Playable but Black had initiative
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1904 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def Central Exchange (B22) 0-1 Smite!
J Perlis vs Tartakower, 1907 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 11 moves, 0-1

White threatens mate a couple of ways
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Var (C10) Draw
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C10) French, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stonewall Attack: Horowitz Defense (D00) 0-1 Early NxBd3
Marshall vs Teichmann, 1908 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Notes by Emanuel Lasker
Lasker vs Teichmann, 1909  
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Old Indian (A53) 1/2 1/2 Pawn thrusts give this game character
Tartakower vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909 
(A53) Old Indian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 0-1 8.Re1+ Kf8
Teichmann vs S R Wolf, 1910 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Standard Kingside Attack You Should Know
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein, Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Classic R EG
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1911 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 0-1 Nimzowitsch missed the draw
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1911 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A82) 1-0 Entertaining
V Sjoberg vs Tarrasch, 1911 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

Bxf7+ followed by Ne6 traps the Black queen
W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Dr. Tarrasch, "The Game of Chess", London 1935, pages 417-23
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Anderssen Counterattack 4...e5 (B01) 1-0 Easy
Tarrasch vs C Nilsson, 1913 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Classical (B58) 1-0 Two kNights Attack
Taubenhaus vs A A Smorodsky, 1914 
(B58) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Boden's Mate, one Teichmann's famous games
Teichmann vs NN, 1914 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

White's last move is one of the most beautiful ever played
Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. Breslau Var (C83) 0-1 Notes by Chernev
NN vs Tarrasch, 1915  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

18.Qh6!, trapping the king instead of check
Tarrasch vs J Mieses, 1916 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 0-1 Caught in the center, pinned
J Mieses vs Tarrasch, 1916 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 0-1

QGD Cambridge Springs Var (D52) 0-1 Thank you Ulhumbrus!
F Alexander vs G A Thomas, 1919 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 0-1

Mitrofanov's Deflections
Leonhardt vs Tarrasch, 1920 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Albin CG: Raging battle of passers; X-Ray defense saves the day
Tarrasch vs Tartakower, 1920 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

Philidor Exchange Var (C41) 1-0 This beauty never happened?!
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Dbl R sitting sacs
Carlos Torre vs E Z Adams, 1920 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1-0

The more active king is a real advantage
Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 1-0 Loose Black Q
Tarrasch vs Gruenfeld, 1922 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Classical (D34) 1-0 Fine specimen of Akiba's play
Rubinstein vs Tarrasch, 1922 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 53 moves, 1-0

QP Game: Symmetrical Var (D02) 0-1 Marvelous defense!!
P F Schmidt vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit ML (C32) 0-1 8...0-0!! B sac
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Art of Attack in Chess by Vladamir Vukovic, p. 83
O Field vs O Tenner, 1923 
(C58) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

QGD Capablanca (D43) 1-0 Victory w/tripled pawns is rare
Carlos Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Kingside Fianchetto (A48) 1-0 Early 150 Attack
Carlos Torre vs H E Jennings, 1924 
(A48) King's Indian, 16 moves, 1-0

(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 0-1
Gruenfeld vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 0-1

Mexican Def./Black Knights Tango (A50) 0-1 Played on a ship
Marshall vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

A perfect clone of another played fifteen years before
NN vs Carlos Torre, 1928 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Quiet system (A04) 1/2-1/2 Weaknesses
Nimzowitsch vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A04) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

The first Mexican Defense game played at top level.
Saemisch vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Windmill; see blog notes
Carlos Torre vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0 h-file P lever, battery
Znosko-Borovsky vs Tartakower, 1925 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

The "Magnetized King Game"
Dupre vs Carlos Torre, 1927 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 10 moves, 0-1

The Berlin Tageblatt 1928 tournament booklet; editor AJ Gillam
Tarrasch vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 0-1

QGD Janowski resembles Albin CG (D31) 0-1Arabian # on 3rd rank
Z Vecsey vs K Treybal, 1931
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def Two Knights Var (D32) 0-1 Rough & tumble tackle
T Nissl vs Tarrasch, 1932 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky, Big Center Var (A45) 0-1 Name sake gets Bishoped
Trompowsky vs W Cruz, 1939 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Pawn lever, pile on the pin
Smyslov vs Tolush, 1939 
(C16) French, Winawer, 24 moves, 0-1

White sacrifices on three central files to get his queen close
Seidman vs Santasiere, 1939 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 125 in Chess Highlights of 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Tolush vs Kotov, 1945 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open Variation (C80) 0-1 Q forks LPDO & Mating square
V G Kirillov vs Taimanov, 1947 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 12 moves, 0-1

Both Black knights are pinned
Tal vs M Strelkov, 1949 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 0-1 Dbl threat crusher!
H Lohmann vs Teschner, 1950 
(C10) French, 10 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy. Chigorin Def Panov Syst (C99) 1-0 Exchange sac
Tal vs Pliss, 1950 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 37 moves, 1-0

Using his king to fight!
J Klovans vs Tal, 1951 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

fc KGA Cunningham Def McCormick Def (C35) 1-0 Sac Bxf7+ K walk
Teschner vs NN, 1951 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 10 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Def (D51)1-0 Q robs pin
Taimanov vs Bondarevsky, 1951 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. (B07) 0-1 Tal blows up the Qside, then dissects Kside
I Blek vs Tal, 1952 
(B07) Pirc, 46 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Scotch (C47) 1-0 Pin & royal fork
Tal vs A Darznieks, 1952 
(C47) Four Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 2: The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
Tal vs K Klasup, 1952 
(A80) Dutch, 64 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Boleslavsky (B58) 0-1 Do you know where your N is?
Unzicker vs Taimanov, 1952 
(B58) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch. Steiner Attack (E80) 1-0 Two on the mating square
Tolush vs V Ciocaltea, 1953 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. Minckwitz Var (C67) 1-0 So good it's creepy
Tal vs P Kampenuss, 1953 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Classical (A70) 0-1 Black sac attack
Birbrager vs Tal, 1953 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Normal. Bernstein Def (E58) 1-0 Choose a sac
Taimanov vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 40 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 White changes attack
Taimanov vs Kotov, 1953 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

King's English. Two Knights' Fianchetto (A24) 1-0 Semi-closed
Taimanov vs I Livshin, 1954 
(A24) English, Bremen System with ...g6, 89 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer (B62) 0-1 She waved a W flag to barter
V Sherbakov vs Taimanov, 1954 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 15 moves, 0-1

pieces always cooperate like notes in a symphony
Tal vs R Skuja, 1955 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 43 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Positional (D35) 1-0 g-file battery, semi-smother
Taimanov vs R Persitz, 1955 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

"Tis Better Tolush and Lose than Never Tolush at all!"
Tal vs Tolush, 1956 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Featured in Seirawan's book Winning Chess Tactics
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Rubinstein (A84) 1-0 Passive play gets squeezed
Taimanov vs A Miasnikov, 1957 
(A84) Dutch, 40 moves, 1-0

Riga 1958 "Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
Tal vs Geller, 1958 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 0-1 Q vs 3 pieces
Korchnoi vs Tolush, 1958 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 0-1

A symmetrical English; Black insists on giving something away!
Blau vs Tal, 1959 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 0-1

Tal laughs, and Fischer doesn't play 22.Rae1!
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1

Perhaps way "over-rated", but plenty of action for debate
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Defense: Leningrad Variation (A87) ˇ 1-0
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Neither side castles in WC game!
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

KIA/English Botvk vs Dbl Fio (A07) 1-0 White perm penetration
Tal vs Teschner, 1960 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

G25: Russians Vs Fischer by Plisetsky, Dmitry, Voronkov, Sergey
Taimanov vs Fischer, 1960 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 29 in Instructive Chess Miniatures (Ataman)
Taimanov vs Polugaevsky, 1960 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 0-1When Black equalizes...he's better...
Bredwood vs Taimanov, 1960 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Keep the onlookers spellbound I
Tal vs Koblents, 1961 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 0-1 Heavy pieces workin'
J Pogats vs Taimanov, 1961
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 36 moves, 0-1

White lost the threat of his attack
M Shofman vs Tal, 1962 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0The mating square
Tal vs G Barcza, 1962 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B49) 0-1 Black K takes off
Krogius vs Taimanov, 1962
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Keep the onlookers spellbound II
Tal vs Gligoric, 1963 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 43 moves, 1-0

Italian Game / Philidor Def (C50) 1-0 Tal treads carefully in C
Tal vs Filip, 1963 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 63: The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
Tal vs Tringov, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 17 moves, 1-0

Kibitzing has logistics of dragging hippo out of marsh
Tal vs Vasiukov, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

KID Normal Variation (E70) 0-1 Turn a threat into a pin
S Johannessen vs Tal, 1964 
(E70) King's Indian, 15 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Knight Variation (B43) 0-1 Q sac into crossfire
J Kristinsson vs Tal, 1964 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 37 moves, 0-1

The f7 pawn is overworked, allowing the battery to penetrate
Tal vs Kiriukov, 1965 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def. Janowski Var. (A53) 0-1 Remove the Guard mini
F Visier Segovia vs Tal, 1966 
(A53) Old Indian, 15 moves, 0-1

English, Great Snake Var (A10) 1/2- Maintaining K's opposition
Y Nikolaevsky vs Taimanov, 1967 
(A10) English, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen trap in Torre Attack by Timman
Timman vs H Bouwmeester, 1967 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 9 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. Classical. Czerniak Def (A78) 0-1 Surprise combo
Ufimtsev vs Tal, 1967 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 28 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Guimard Def Main Line (C04) 0-1 Harassing N
I Tompuri vs Timman, 1967
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

Dutch Classical. Stonewall (A95) 0-1 Spearhead will mate
P W Hempson vs L S Tate, 1968
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 31 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Byrne (B07) 1-0 Opera House reminder after 22.
Tal vs Gufeld, 1968 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Savory and humorous little-known game
Tal vs Kupreichik, 1969 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B49) 1/2-1/2 Swap offs
Petrosian vs Taimanov, 1969
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Exchange (D41) 1-0 Brilliant!!
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Tal sacrifices three minor pieces for mate
Tal vs Salnikov, 1970 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

Tal works this pin like a finger puppet
Tal vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1970 
(B30) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

NID Saemisch Accel (E24) 0-1Fox hunt->watch the chase of the K
T C Fox vs Timman, 1970 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening (A00) 1-0 See story: 2nd hand smoke kills R?
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov (B48) 1-0 Tal's tactical show
Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

KIA Uncastled; Tal's Bc3 block is a blast fuse!
G Barcza vs Tal, 1971 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Tartakower Attack (A45) 0-1 Remove the guard
Denker vs Timman, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A32) 1-0 Weak back rank
F Olafsson vs Tal, 1971 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

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Taimanov vs Kholmov, 1972 
(A15) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Continuous Attack
J Rukavina vs Tal, 1973 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf ML (B99) 1-0 Q sac; Onlookers spellbound III
Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 24 moves, 1-0

Sic Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern deviations (B62) 1-0 Q sac to #
Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 A pair of pins win
Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 If Qxa2 then Nc3 nabs her
Timman vs Polugaevsky, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 15 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A56) 0-1 Kside crusher
Timman vs Tal, 1973 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Tal gives queen for two connectors on sixth+mating att.
Tal vs J M Ripley, 1974 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 33 moves, 1-0

The pinned Black knight can not help defend!
Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Averbakh System. Kotov Var (A42) 1-0 K walk
Timman vs Suttles, 1974 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 49 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian, Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Var (E45) 1-0 Q+ & fork
Timman vs R Cosulich, 1974 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Marshall Var (B01) 1-0 Nice, see notes
Timman vs M Ahmed Bakali, 1974 
(B01) Scandinavian, 8 moves, 1-0

Excellent draw- opp colored bishops, dynamic sacrifice
M Basman vs Tal, 1974 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

2Knts Def. Polerio Def 5...Na5 Suhle Def (C59) 1-0 Castle oppos
Timman vs Bisguier, 1974
(C59) Two Knights, 44 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Variation (C03) 1-0 USSR blitz tournament
Tal vs Petrosian, 1975 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Variation (B43) 1-0 Decoy then skewer
Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Modern Variation (B42) 1-0 Classic Greek Gift
Tal vs NN, 1975 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 20 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 White has the better passer
Timman vs Najdorf, 1975
(C41) Philidor Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense (B06) 0-1 Weak back rank, no luft
Tal vs F Olafsson, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: 4 Pawns Attk. ML (B03) 1/2-1/2 Out of radio time?
Tal vs Timman, 1975 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal- amazing finish.
Tal vs Portisch, 1976 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 0-1 Such ferocious p
Karpov vs E Torre, 1976 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 48 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense (A43) 0-1 Power of the pin & mother zugzwang!!
L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 
(A43) Old Benoni, 33 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0Playing for a draw in a worse EG position
I D Dorfman vs Taimanov, 1976 
(B30) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

Bird, From Gambit. Mestel Var (A02) 0-1 Gambits yield developm
J Franssen vs G Timmerman, 1976 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 15 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. ML (B89) 1-0 Black threatened #
F Trabattoni vs B Toth, 1976 
(B89) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Anderssen Var. Cordel Line (C51)  1-0 Pinache
Timman vs S Tatai, 1977 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Przepiorka Var (A49) 1/2-1/2 Q sacs
Pachman vs Timman, 1977 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Taimanov youtube link
Karpov vs Taimanov, 1977 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack (A04) 1-0 Dbl Bishop Sac
Taimanov vs A Shashin, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

SSicilian Closed (B23) 1-0 Deflection
Timman vs C Baljon, 1978
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening 1.a3 g6 (A00) 0-1 B fork ends it
Velimirovic vs Timman, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

"Montreal 1979 Tournament of Stars"- by Tal, Chepizhny, &Roshal
Tal vs Kavalek, 1979 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 46 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls (A18) 0-1 in 6!
T Mantia vs T Trogdon, 1979 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 6 moves, 0-1

QID Spassky System (E14) 0-1 White misses his king's knight
Spassky vs Tal, 1979 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 Rs ending
Tal vs Miles, 1979 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Pin. Koch Var (B40) 1-0 15.e6!! outstanding shot
J D Tisdall vs G Lee, 1981 
(B40) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 N&B trap royalty at home
M S Tseitlin vs I Taimanov, 1981 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf PP Accepted (B97) Same position, either color?
Beliavsky vs Timman, 1981 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Dutch Def (A00) 1/2-1/2 Use half-open file?
E Torre vs R Bellin, 1981
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal's Creative Play
Tal vs Van der Wiel, 1982 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Traditional (B63) 1-0 Tal up a piece
Tal vs Sosonko, 1982 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

NID Huebner Var. Main Line (E41) 0-1 Restricted B vs N ending
Pinter vs Timman, 1982
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Kholmov System (B07) 1-0 Bone in throat, rob the pin
G Timmerman vs A Rosmuller, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 14 moves, 1-0

Control the file next to the passer; pin to the promote square
J Schroer vs E Torre, 1985 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

A great example of Timman's finnese in the attack.
Timman vs Kasparov, 1985 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf11. Poisoned Pawn Accepted (B97) 0-1 Blood Bath!
Timman vs Ljubojevic, 1985 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

Black used the open file
O Renet vs Taimanov, 1986
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Spanish Classical, Zukertort Gambit (C64) 1-0 VT was 11 yrs old
Topalov vs D Marholev, 1986 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Semi-Leningrad Variation (A81) ˇ 1-0
Tal vs R Meulders, 1987 
(A81) Dutch, 37 moves, 1-0

Tal scored four wins against Korchnoi out of 44 games.
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 57 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open Var. Main Lines (C80) 1-0 Deflection!
Timman vs Yusupov, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 29 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: 150 Attack (B07) 0-1 Tormented Minor Piece EG
Tal vs E Torre, 1987 
(B07) Pirc, 65 moves, 0-1

Many sacrifices during the game and many unpredictable moves
Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Pirc Classical, Quiet System (B08) 1-0Sacs demolish P structr
Tal vs Speelman, 1988 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Raphael Variation (A80) 0-1 Bossy Black Queen
Kouatly vs Tseshkovsky, 1988 
(A80) Dutch, 22 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Keres Def (E32) 0-1Fine Kside attk
J Nogueiras vs Timman, 1988 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 52 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Fianchetto Attack (A81) ˇ 1-0
V Z Tsarev vs V Malaniuk, 1989 
(A81) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf PP Accepted (B97) 1-0 His first win as W line
Timman vs Hjartarson, 1989 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 52 moves, 1-0

(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 30 moves, 1-0
Timman vs Short, 1990 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas by Christoph Scheerer
E Torre vs Kamsky, 1990 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 67 moves, 1-0

QGD Albin Countergambit. Fianchetto Bg4 Line (D09) 0-1 Battery
Zsolt Timar vs B Thuroczy, 1990 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 20 moves, 0-1

Old Indian/KID Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1Mate threat on h2
V Pantev vs Topalov, 1991
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 30 moves, 0-1

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne (C10) 1-0 Precise play by JT
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

p. 85 of IM Marc Esserman's book *Mayhem in the Morra!* (2012)
Tal vs Neibult, 1991 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 24 moves, 1-0

Timmerman's Evergreen in the Frank-Drac.
O Ekebjaerg vs G Timmerman, 1991 
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen vs QGD (A04) 1-0 Lots of central play alters Ps
Taimanov vs G Thorhallsson, 1992 
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attk (B12) 1/2-1/2 B sac leads to pin
Timman vs Anand, 1992
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Defense: Leningrad. Matulovic Variation (A89) ˇ 1-0
V Tukmakov vs D Reinderman, 1993
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 75 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Double Double Trouble
G Timoshchenko vs M Kolcak, 1994 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Fried Liver Attack (C57) 1-0 A short K trot
A Temirova vs E Tweddell, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Positional (C19) 1-0 Exchange sacs both colors
Topalov vs Gulko, 1994 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 34 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Nice breakthrough
Topalov vs Speelman, 1995 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Knights Variation (A46) 1/2-1/2 Isolani either way
Ivanchuk vs Timman, 1995
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tate the Tactician! What an excellent series of exchanges!
E Tate vs G Sagalchik, 1995 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Mitrofanov's Deflections
Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 1996 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 60 moves, 1-0

Very entertaming game! ;) Surely 1 of his best performances!
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

Game 129 in 'Understanding Chess Middlegames' by John Nunn.
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 49 moves
Anand vs Topalov, 1997
(C10) French, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 77 moves
Shirov vs Topalov, 1997
(C10) French, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

*Torre Attack 3...Ne4. Gossip Var (D03) 1-0 Multi-queens
Timman vs Fritz, 1997 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 40 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Knights Var (A46) 0-1Pawn capture outward, doubled
Adorjan vs Timman, 1998
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 OCB ending
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 51 moves, 1-0

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

Zukertort Opening (A04) 0-1 Rob the pin for it cannot defend
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

It takes nuts of steel to allow an en passant check like this!
Timman vs Leko, 1999
(B33) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Archangelsk (C78) 1-0 Lovely attack
Topalov vs Beliavsky, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit Nxf7 (C42) 1/2-1/2
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 N-Q-R sacs to Boden's #
H Tirard vs A Silvert, 2000 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

Blindfold win 2N vs. 1P checkmate!! Twas 2N vs. 2N.
Topalov vs Karpov, 2000 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 74 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Flank Var (B87) 1-0 Remove the Defender
E Tate vs T Braunlich, 2001 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 21 moves, 1-0

Delayed Alapin (B40) 1-0 Overwhelming White rooks
Timman vs F Handke, 2001
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

K's English. e5-d6-g5 (A21) 0-1 R deflection sac promotes
H Terrie vs E Tate, 2001 
(A21) English, 32 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense (A43) 0-1 Black Pawn Phalanx Tsunami!
Zhe Quan vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 55 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Big Center Variation (A45) ˇ 1-0
L Trent vs D Tan, 2002 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 12 from Chess Explained - The Modern Benoni
Bareev vs Topalov, 2002 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 46 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Burn Variation (C11) 1-0 Black gets burned
Topalov vs Bareev, 2002 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Turov won "Ciudad de Sevilla", 2014 !
M Turov vs D Bocharov, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Good K vs Bad K ending
Topalov vs Karjakin, 2002 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 0-1 Sterling Sacrifices
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

KIA vs French / Owen (C00) 0-1 Black has extra P; see EG notes
Bologan vs Timman, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. 150 Sveshnikov-Jansa Attack (B07) 1-0 She's a looker
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(B07) Pirc, 43 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Burn Main Line (C11) 1-0Nice Kside piece work
Topalov vs Bareev, 2004 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0Rob the pin
Tiviakov vs G Sargissian, 2004 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Classical. Intermezzo Var(C45) 0-1Black 0-0-0 w/extra P
Z Varga vs Tkachiev, 2004 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attack (B48) 1-0 Pins win
Topalov vs Movsesian, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open. Maroczy Bind (B38)0-1 W gets pushed around
Nijboer vs Tiviakov, 2004 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 61 moves, 0-1

Who said all draws are boring?
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Scheveningen Var English Attack (B90) 1-0 in 20 moves
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 0-1

Dutch Staunton Gambit (A83) 1-0 Rob the pin
P Navarro Torres vs R Prieto Velasco, 2005 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Decoy
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Promo race
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez, Berlin Variation, draw by repetition
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

mejores partidas de los mejores de la historia
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 0-1 Top has harmony
Morozevich vs Topalov, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 74 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 GK missed the draw
Topalov vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Taking the Scenic Route - from b7 to d3 / Photo
Judit Polgar vs Topalov, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 0-1

Three big blunders in one game between two great players
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf, English Attack (B90) 1-0Volatile P levers
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian (B01) 1-0 kNights crawling and climbing around
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Strange sacrifices and finagling over passer
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2006 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 65 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo (E15) 1-0 Best game 2006
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 0-1 Forcing moves from 33...Rd3
Bacrot vs Topalov, 2006 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Slav, Chameleon Advance System (D15) 1-0 A smashing finish
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

B90 Sicilian: Najdorf / English Attack 0-1; R vs B&N
Anand vs Topalov, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 61 moves, 0-1

Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Chelyabinsk (B33) 0-1 38 pages
Karjakin vs Topalov, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

Tupalov blunders violently to hand title to Kramnik
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E04) 1/2-1/2 Q Perpetual
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D47)  0-1 40 pages of kibitz
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006  
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 62 moves, 1-0
The World vs G Timmerman, 2007 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 62 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Marshall Defense (D06) 1-0 Hogs on the 2nd
Timman vs S Westra, 2007 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 Sweet tactical treats
Tiviakov vs J Rivera Rodriguez, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) ˇ 1-0
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Four Knights (B45) 1-0 Topalov reminds some of Keres
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 58 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15)1-0 A beautiful rook move
Topalov vs Anand, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening (E00) 0-1 Dark Horse
Aronian vs Topalov, 2008 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical. Modern ML (C64) 1-0 Sac into Skewer+
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2008 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 62 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 0-1W lost on time
Short vs Timman, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf ML (B99) 0-1A *brilliant* tactical coup by Top
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2009 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 54 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 0-1 W pawns vanish
M Parligras vs Tiviakov, 2008 
(B01) Scandinavian, 33 moves, 0-1

The losing move appears to be 37...h6?
Topalov vs V Gashimov, 2010 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 1-0 A master of initiative
Topalov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 69 moves, 1-0

An extraordinary draw in the WC match
Anand vs Topalov, 2010 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz (C14) 1-0 kNight bite
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2012 
(C14) French, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 "An easy win for me"
Tiviakov vs Anand, 2012 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 1-0 N Ending: Fell off the deep end
Tkachiev vs Topalov, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 81 moves, 1-0

Sic 2.c3 Alapin, Stoltz Attack (B22) 1-0 White rook rides high!
Tiviakov vs Lahno, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Variation (B43) 0-1 Back rank mate
A Moen vs Topalov, 2013 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 35 moves, 0-1

Pawn grabbing lulls the Black queen away, allowing penetration
Topalov vs Morozevich, 2014 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Tromp, Big Center Var (A45) 0-1 Solid blockade; qside invasion
E Brondum vs Timman, 2015 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 It's mate in 8
Topalov vs Aronian, 2015 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

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Tal vs Suetin, 1969 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

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Tarjan vs Ljubojevic, 1969 
(B57) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

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