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"Tyger tyger, burning bright..."
Petrosian vs L Schmid, 1965 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles
Alekhine vs E E Book, 1938 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

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

A Final Hurrah
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

"A Queen Am I!"
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Tangled Up in Blue
A Srebrnic vs A Benderac, 2007 
(A17) English, 26 moves, 1-0

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

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

"Don't Hate Me Because I'm Pretty"
Zsofia Polgar vs A Chernin, 1989 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

The King and I
W Lewis vs J T Parkinson, 1813 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

Bird Flu
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

"I can see for miles and miles..."
Bacrot vs I Lysyj, 2009 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Short and Sweet
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

Two Pretty Sisters and an Impressive Game
T Kosintseva vs N Kosintseva, 2012 
(C18) French, Winawer, 66 moves, 0-1

15 Years Old with This and the Best Was Yet to Come
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Awe Inspiring
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

A Star Is Born
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

The Original "Immortal"
T Bowdler vs H Conway, 1788 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

I Forgot That He Had It in Him
Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

The Touch of Elegance
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

Clash of the Titans
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

March of the Pawns
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

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

The Best of Gen Y
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

One of the Earliest Uses of the Famed Berlin
Von Der Lasa vs W Hanstein, 1840 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Chigorin's Immortal
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Peter Swindler
Svidler vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

"You Can Run, But You Can't Hide"
Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

The Art of the Attack
V Knorre vs Chigorin, 1874 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

"No Encores"
J M Bellon Lopez vs G Garcia, 1976 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

The Professor vs. The Banker
Anderssen vs Kolisch, 1860 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

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

Knight Rider
K Rogoff vs S Spencer, 1969 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

Eyes Without a Face
Morphy vs H Baucher, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Nepo Man
I Nepomniachtchi vs A A Kharitonov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 48 moves, 1-0

Piledriver
Janowski vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Jewel of the Orient
Lautier vs Shirov, 1990 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Patience Is a Virtue
I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Yasser? No Sir".
Seirawan vs Beliavsky, 1988 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Who Says Queen Sacrifices Aren't Possible Anymore?
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Everything in Its Proper Place
Karpov vs Sznapik, 1986 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 27 moves, 1-0

Boris the Spider
Spassky vs Geller, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

"It's Those Quiet Ones..."
Spassky vs Averkin, 1973 
(B44) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

East Meets West
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1848 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

The Winter of Discontent
W Winter vs Capablanca, 1936 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

Caught
Fischer vs P Dely, 1967 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Crowded House
Fischer vs J A Rubinetti, 1970 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 24 moves, 1-0

Tightening the Noose
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Effim Great
Geller vs Averbakh, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

Knight in Shining Armor
Spassky vs Beliavsky, 1988 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Caissa's First Prodigy
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1850 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 49 moves, 1-0

Endgame
G Halvax vs A Ivanova, 2012 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 85 moves, 1-0

Stockholm Syndrome
Fischer vs Portisch, 1962 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 68 moves, 1-0

All-Around Guy
Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1958 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Bled to Death
Keres vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1

The Jean Genie
Dufresne vs Von Der Lasa, 1850 
(C58) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

From Out of Nowhere
R Krogius vs A Ojanen, 1944 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 14 moves, 1-0

Slowly But Surely
Feigin vs Flohr, 1937 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Pretty As a Picture
Flohr vs S Landau, 1930 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

King Louis
La Bourdonnais vs Jouantho, 1837 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Chuked It Off Pretty Well
A Muzychuk vs Zhao Xue, 2016 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Rook Sacrifice
Rublevsky vs Navara, 2007 
(C28) Vienna Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Punk'd
Mayet vs Anderssen, 1859 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 15 moves, 0-1

No Exit
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Killer Trax
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Clampdown
Jobava vs Winants, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Burning Down the House
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2007 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Sock It to Him
B Socko vs Shirov, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

The Last of a Dying Breed
Ribli vs Yusupov, 2002 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Curse of Chuky
Yusupov vs Ivanchuk, 1991 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

"You're KIDding me?"
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

Old Vintage
Bledow vs Von Der Lasa, 1839 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

King Nothing
F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Kraut Rocks
Huebner vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 50 moves, 1-0

Sleight of Hand
M Mchedlishvili vs M Parligras, 2015 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

"In life, one has to make sacrifices..."
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

"Holy Anatoly!"
Karpov vs Kasparov, 2009 
(D72) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line, 36 moves, 1-0

World Chump
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2017 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Shirov's Immortal
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Moore, Moore, Moore!
Fischer vs R W Moore, 1961 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 26 moves, 0-1

Top of the Pops
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Otto Luck
Otto vs Von Der Lasa, 1839 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Evans' Gambit - And Boy Was It Worth It!
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1825 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Solid As a Rock
B Ider vs Yifan Hou, 2017 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

Cornered Like a Rat in a Hole
V Sozin vs Nekrasov, 1931 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 20 moves, 1-0

Mike + The Mechanics
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 1-0

British Steel
Milner-Barry vs M Haygarth, 1959 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 0-1

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Anand vs Aronian, 2016 
(C48) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

Efim Great
Timman vs Geller, 1973 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 36 moves, 0-1

Not So Fab
Anand vs Caruana, 2017 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

Viva Akiba!
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

St. Louis Blues
Kasparov vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2017 
(D90) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 0-1

Liemme Entertain You
Le Quang Liem vs Aronian, 2017 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

David and Goliath
Kasparov vs Navara, 2017 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

King David
Janowski vs O Chajes, 1916 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

The Odessa Steps
E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Millennium Bug
S J Szpisjak vs O Adu, 2000 
(C14) French, Classical, 29 moves, 0-1

Manoeuvre de Derrière
Shirov vs Nakamura, 2016 
(C02) French, Advance, 38 moves, 0-1

Nuremberg Trial
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

The Queen Is Dead
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

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