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Think Like a Grandmaster (Kotov)
Compiled by Qindarka
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'Think Like a Grandmaster' by Alexander Kotov.
Translated by Bernard Cafferty.
Edited by John Nunn.

Game 1
Kotov vs Panov, 1936 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 49 moves, 0-1

Game 2
Flohr vs Fine, 1935 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 3
Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1893 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 0-1

Game 4
Boleslavsky vs Flohr, 1950 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 5
Rossolimo vs V Nestler, 1950 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 6
Boleslavsky vs Ravinsky, 1949 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 7
Levenfish vs Flohr, 1936 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 8
K Treybal vs Alekhine, 1922 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 9
Kotov vs K Plater, 1947 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 79 moves, 1-0

Game 10
Alekhine vs Reti, 1922 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 11
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1922 
(C11) French, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 12
Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 13
Tal vs Keres, 1962 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 14
Tartakower vs Alekhine, 1925
(E17) Queen's Indian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 15
Ragozin vs Boleslavsky, 1953
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 16
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1946 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 17
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Game 18
Kotov vs Keres, 1950 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 19
Ravinsky vs Kotov, 1949
(A53) Old Indian, 54 moves, 0-1

Game 20
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 21
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Game 22
Kotov vs Levenfish, 1949 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 23
Smyslov vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 24
Kotov vs Smyslov, 1950 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 25
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Lasker, 1925  
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 26
Keres vs Filip, 1956 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 91 moves, 0-1

Game 27
S Von Freymann vs Kan, 1934 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 28
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 29
Euwe vs Smyslov, 1948 
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 30
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

Game 31
L Lengyel vs Kotov, 1968 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

Game 32
Alekhine vs Blackburne, 1914 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 33
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 34
Bronstein vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky, 1946 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 35
P Romanovsky vs Kasparian, 1938 
(A48) King's Indian, 54 moves, 1-0

Game 36
A Ebralidze vs Ragozin, 1937 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 37
Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 38
Keres vs Taimanov, 1951 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 39
S Belavenets vs Lisitsin, 1937
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

Game 40
Alekhine vs Flohr, 1936 
(C15) French, Winawer, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 41
K Plater vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(B20) Sicilian, 62 moves, 0-1

Game 42
Kotov vs H Steiner, 1955 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 43
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 44
Stahlberg vs Taimanov, 1953 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 45
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1923 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 54 moves, 0-1

Game 46
Keres vs Stahlberg, 1953 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 47
Y Neishtadt vs Kotov, 1956 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 48
Kotov vs Lisitsin, 1944
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 49
Rauzer vs Riumin, 1936 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 50
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 51
Taimanov vs Bronstein, 1953 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 52
Botvinnik vs Kan, 1939 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 53
P Romanovsky vs A A Smorodsky, 1924 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 54
Najdorf vs Boleslavsky, 1953
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 55
Smyslov vs Keres, 1953 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 56
Gligoric vs Keres, 1953 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

Game 57
Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1941 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 58
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Game 59
Kotov vs Pilnik, 1952 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 73 moves, 1-0

Game 60
V Makogonov vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 55 moves, 0-1

Game 61
Szabo vs Geller, 1953 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 59 moves, 0-1

Game 62
Kotov vs Gligoric, 1953 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 63
Riumin vs Ragozin, 1934 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 64
Kotov vs Kashdan, 1945 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 65
Kotov vs Taimanov, 1953 
(A15) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 66
Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

Game 67
Kotov vs Szabo, 1950 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 67 moves, 1-0

Game 68
Gligoric vs Szabo, 1953 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 69
Botvinnik vs Denker, 1945 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 70
Botvinnik vs Stahlberg, 1935 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 71
Botvinnik vs M Yudovich Sr., 1933 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 72
Zamikhovsky vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 73
B E Horberg vs Kotov, 1959 
(B06) Robatsch, 20 moves, 0-1

Game 74
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 75
Kotov vs Kalmanok, 1936 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 76
Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1935 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 77
H Liebert vs Kotov, 1967 
(B06) Robatsch, 74 moves, 0-1

Game 78
Flohr vs Vidmar, 1936 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

Game 79
Keres vs Spassky, 1955 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 80
A Selezniev vs Alekhine, 1921 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 74 moves, 0-1

Game 81
V Liublinsky vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

Game 82
Veresov vs Botvinnik, 1944 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 83
Alekhine vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1934 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 84
P Romanovsky vs Botvinnik, 1935 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 59 moves, 0-1

Game 85
P Romanovsky vs Y Vilner, 1927 
(A06) Reti Opening, 66 moves, 1-0

Game 86
Sokolsky vs Botvinnik, 1938 
(D94) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 87
Petrosian vs Euwe, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Game 88
Gligoric vs Kotov, 1953 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 89
Reshevsky vs Keres, 1937 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Game 90
Keres vs Fine, 1937 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 91
Bondarevsky vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 92
Najdorf vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 93
Najdorf vs Geller, 1953 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 94
Kotov vs Spassky, 1958 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 95
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 96
Konstantinopolsky vs Kotov, 1945
(A15) English, 58 moves, 0-1

Game 97
M Stolberg vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 98
Boleslavsky vs Keres, 1953 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 99
Capablanca vs Ragozin, 1936 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 63 moves, 1-0

Game 100
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 85 moves, 1-0

Game 101
Bogoljubov vs Lasker, 1924 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 71 moves, 0-1

Game 102
Kan vs Flohr, 1939
(C45) Scotch Game, 85 moves, 0-1

Game 103
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1948 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 104
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1950 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 105
V G Kirillov vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 106
Boleslavsky vs Kotov, 1942
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 107
Taimanov vs Botvinnik, 1953 
(A84) Dutch, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

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