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bitko's collection
Compiled by Jaredfchess
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Magic from 64 squares.


One of the most instructive indians of all time!
F Zita vs Bronstein, 1946 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 30 moves, 0-1

One draw over cuckoo's nest!
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Magician from Riga strikes again ...
Tal vs Y Rantanen, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

... and again!
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 57 moves, 1-0

Bronstein doesn't show interest in rational balance.
Bronstein vs Deep Blue, 1996 
(B20) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mikhail almighty.
Tal vs Speelman, 1988 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Boris demonstrates beauty of King's gambit.
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Crushing defeat.
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Slovenian grandmaster gives lessons to russian.
Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

Dude, where's my queen?
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein's must-see.
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Morphy's law.
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

17 seems to be Morphy's favorite number.
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Yeah, yeah.
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Blitzkrieg.
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1895 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Windmill.
Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

Braveheart!!!
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Mirror-mate.
Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

ATTACK!
Charousek vs Englander, 1894 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Close encounter of third kind with Mikhail.
Spassky vs Tal, 1979 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Knights on work.
Bird vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Oldschool.
Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Some kind of Legal.
Pulvermacher vs Capablanca, 1907 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

Where is my mind?
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Mission: Impossible
Judit Polgar vs Ftacnik, 1993 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 39 moves, 1-0

The unforgettable fire.
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Iron maiden.
X3D Fritz vs Kasparov, 2003 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Die hard.
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

Fast & furious.
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Market Sweets
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Figaro
Geller vs Fischer, 1970 
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 72 moves, 0-1

Queen is on vacation.
Steinitz vs Rock, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Tal enjoyed that masterpiece.
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Alarm!
Chigorin vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1903 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Pawn storm.
Botvinnik vs G A Thomas, 1936 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 69 moves, 1-0

A shame!
Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Dutch evergreen
C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Magnificent.
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Succesfull resource.
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Interesting Ruy Open
Vidmar vs A Neumann, 1903 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 25 moves, 1-0

Petrosian's tribute to Nimzowitsch.
Petrosian vs P M Nielsen, 1960  
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

White squared dancefloor.
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

Tactician vs. tactician.
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

King of positional play is a tactician and a half!
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Texas Chainsaw Masacre.
N Bakulin vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

No comment.
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Geller vs. World Champion
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

Jupiter And Beyond the stars.
Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Cool endgame.
Larsen vs Fischer, 1967 
(E97) King's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

Brand new way of KG by Capa.
Capablanca vs E S Maddock, 1922 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

Beauty and beast.
Capablanca vs A Chase, 1922 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

Surprise.
Nimzowitsch vs E V Nielsen, 1930 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Sounds of music
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Different art.
Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

Endgame surprise.
Tylor vs Sultan Khan, 1933 
(C46) Three Knights, 60 moves, 0-1

Great turn.
Saemisch vs Alekhine, 1943  
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 27 moves, 0-1

Endgame triumph.
W Schlage vs Nimzowitsch, 1928  
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 85 moves, 0-1

The first will be the last and the last will be 1st.
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Must-see zugzwang
L Carranza vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C46) Three Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

Cuban kitchen.
Capablanca vs Yates, 1924 
(A48) King's Indian, 77 moves, 1-0

This will brought tears to your eyes.
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 0-1

King is traveling
Spassky vs D Ciric, 1962 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 29 moves, 1-0

Lost highway
I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Party animal.
Tal vs R Skuja, 1955 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 43 moves, 1-0

Instructive attack on sicilian.
A Planinc vs Matulovic, 1965 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Tal's law.
Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

Unstoppable magic.
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

Great Svidler's technique.
Svidler vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

Vasily outplayed.
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

Deep Calculation.
Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

Black death.
O Chajes vs R B Estera, 1913 
(A84) Dutch, 55 moves, 0-1

Maratonci trce pocasni krug.
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 66 moves, 0-1

A streetfighter.
Gligoric vs I A Horowitz, 1952 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

Immortal correspodence.
N Johansson-Tegelman vs R Rey Ardid, 1933 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 47 moves, 1-0

A very uncompromising draw.
Tal vs Aronin, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hey you.
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

A funny little game.
L Shamkovich vs V Zheliandinov, 1959  
(A66) Benoni, 20 moves, 1-0

Lesson fom Tal.
S Tatai vs Karpov, 1977 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 0-1

Cleaning.
Timman vs Karpov, 1979 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Wild, Wild West.
Ljubojevic vs A Planinc, 1971 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 0-1

Shining
R Bogdanovic vs A Planinc, 1965 
(C16) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 0-1

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

Mercyles Tal.
G Mititelu vs Tal, 1958 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

Undogmatic play.
Tal vs Letelier, 1963 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Knight rider.
Capablanca vs Ed. Lasker, 1915 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 68 moves, 1-0

French connection.
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995  
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 0-1

Patterns exploding.
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Matrix.
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Tal's greatest mastery
Tal vs Panno, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

Solid tactics
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 0-1

Raiders of the lost ark
Smyslov vs Ribli, 1983 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1-0

Fearles fight
Boleslavsky vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nice attack
Tal vs Portisch, 1976 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Karpov's symphony.
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Out of touch
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1936 
(A92) Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

The definitive pre-Tal attack
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Terminator
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Vicky dominated
Korchnoi vs J L Arnason, 1987 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 40 moves, 1-0

Hard Day's night
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 98 moves, 0-1

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