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Instructive Chess Miniatures (Ataman)
Compiled by Qindarka
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'Instructive Chess Miniatures: Lessons from 53 of the Shortest Victories in Chess History' by Alper Efe Ataman.


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

Game 2
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 3
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 4
Reiner vs Steinitz, 1860 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Game 5
V Knorre vs Chigorin, 1874 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Game 6
J G Colbourne vs Blackburne, 1892  
(C22) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Game 7
Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1892 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

Game 8
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 9
J Mieses vs Chigorin, 1906 
(C25) Vienna, 15 moves, 1-0

Game 10
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 11
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Game 12
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Game 13
Opocensky vs J Hrdina, 1913 
(C49) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 14
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 15
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 16
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 17
Rubinstein vs M Hirschbein, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 18
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 19
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 20
Smyslov vs C Kottnauer, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 21
V Kirilov vs Furman, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 22
Spassky vs Avtonomov, 1949 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 23
Boleslavsky vs Smyslov, 1950 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 24
V Soultanbeieff vs Dubyna, 1953 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 1-0

Game 25
Freeman vs Mednis, 1955 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 21 moves, 0-1

Game 26
Y Neishtadt vs Gipslis, 1955 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 27
Nezhmetdinov vs Y Kotkov, 1957 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Game 30
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 31
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 32
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 33
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 34
Tal vs Tringov, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 35
Geller vs Portisch, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 36
Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 37
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 39
Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 40
Kasparov vs Marjanovic, 1980 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 41
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 42
J Costa vs Judit Polgar, 1987 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 43
W Watson vs Meduna, 1992 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 45
Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 46
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A04) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Game 49
J Friedel vs M de Jong, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 50
Rublevsky vs E Zude, 2011 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 51
Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2011
(C42) Petrov Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 52
M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014 
(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 1-0

Game 53
W So vs Kasparov, 2016 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 25 moves, 1-0

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