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World's Greatest Chess Games
Compiled by uril
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per: The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games (2004) Burgess Nunn Emms
all 112 games found in chessgames.com

note: (6/155)=(game_6/page_155)


#1-Kasparov's Immortal/Wijk ann Zee (game#105/page#577)
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

#1-AVRO, Rotterdam (29/164)
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

#1-Moscow, game#16 (79/440)
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

#2-Baden-Baden; "Alekhine Reversed" (23/133)
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

#2-Monte Carlo (57/322)
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

#2-Reykjavik (game6) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartako(64/356)
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

#2-London/Leningrad (game16)-Ruy Lopez, Flohr/Zaitsev (80/447)
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

#2-Brussels 1991 (game 9) (85/475)
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

#3-The Immortal Game - London (2/14)
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

#3-Steinitz's Immortal Game-Hastings 1895 (6/36)
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

#3-Lodz 1907 (11/63)
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

#3-St. Petersburg, preliminary event (14/79)
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

#3-New York (22/127)
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

#3-Zurich (33/187)
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

#3-Game of the Century/Rosenwald, NY (38/213)
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

#3-Moscow 1981 (74/412)
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

#3-Niksic 1983 (76/422)
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

#3-NY PCA World Championship (game 10) (93/520)
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

#3-Szeged Maroczy 1997 (101/557)
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

#3-Rubinstein Memorial/Polanica Zdroj (102/561)
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

#4-The Immortal Zugzwang Game (19/111)
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

#4-Student Olympiad, Marianske Lazne 1962 (47/264)
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

#4-Brilliancy Game/USA Ch, NY 1963/4 (50/281)
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

#4-Candidates match-7, Buenos Aires 1971 (62/346)
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

#4-Gufeld's Immortal Game/USSR Ch semi, Kirovabad 1973 (66/367)
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

#4-USSR Correspondence Ch 1981/83 (75/417)
I A Kopylov vs S Korolev, 1981 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 36 moves, 1-0

#4-Wijk aan Zee 1985 (78/434)
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

#4-USSR Ch, Odessa 1989 (84/471)
Smirin vs Beliavsky, 1989 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 0-1

#4-Karpov's Immortal-Linares 1994 (90/505)
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

#4-Belgrade (Yugoslavia) 1995 (94/526)
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B57) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

#4-French Team Ch 1998/99 (104/571)
Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999 
(B32) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

#4-Dos Hermanas 2001 (109/599)
I Sokolov vs Dreev, 2001 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

#4-Israel Championship, Tel Aviv 2002 (112/615)
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

#5-World Championship Game 4 Havana 1892 (5/30)
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

#5-Manhatten Chess Club, NY 1918 (15/85)
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

#5-RSFSR Championship, Sochi 1958 (40/224)
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

#5-USSR Ch, Leningrad 1960 (42/234)
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

#5-Varna Olympiad 1962 (48/269)
Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

#5-World Championship 10, Moscow 1966 (56/316)
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

#5-USSR Championship, Moscow 1969 (58/326)
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

#5-USSR vs World, Belgrade 1970 (59/331)
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

#5-Candidates 2, Moscow 1974 (67/371)
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

#5-World Championship 9, Moscow 1984/85 (77/427)
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

#5-Reykjavik 1987 (82/460)
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

#5-Linares 1993 (88/493)
Gelfand vs Anand, 1993 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 0-1

#5-World Team Championship, Lucerne 1993 (89/499)
Kamsky vs Shirov, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

#5-Wijk aan Zee 1996 (95/532)
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

#5-Zonal Tournament, Tallinn 1998 (103/567)
A Veingold vs D Fridman, 1998 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

#5-Linares 1999 (106/583)
Topalov vs Anand, 1999 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

#6-London (4th Match-16) (1/9) / Chess Addict #2/64
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

#6-The Evergreen Game (3/19)
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

#6-St Petersburg 1895/96 (7/41)
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

#6-Nuremberg 1896 (9/52)
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

#6-Teplitz-Schonau 1922 (18/104)
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

#6-New York 1924 (21/122)
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

#6-World Ch 14, Moscow 1954 (35/199)
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

#6-World Ch 6, Moscow 1960 (43/240)
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

#6-USSR Correspondence Ch. 1960/63 (46/258)
A Rubezov vs G Borisenko, 1960 
(B89) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

#6-USSR Team Ch. Moscow 1964 (51/287)
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

#6-Candidates Match (game 10) Bled 1965 (54/303)
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

#6-5th Correspondence World Ch. 1965/68 (55/309)
Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

#6-Skopje 1976 (70/391)
Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

#6-USSR Ch. Moscow 1976 (72/402)
Karpov vs I D Dorfman, 1976 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

#6-Tilburg 1989 (83/465)
Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

#6-Tilburg 1991 (86/481)
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

#6-Sveti Stefan 1992 game1 (87/487)
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

#6-Buenos Aires 1994-Sicilian theme tournament (91/510)
Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

#6-"The Pearl of Wijk ann Zee" 1995 (92/515)
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

#6-Philadelphia 1996-game1 (96/536)
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 37 moves, 1-0

#6-Dos Hermanas 1996 (97/540)
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 0-1

#6-Biel 1997 (100/553)
Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

#6-Neum 2000 (108/594)
Svidler vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

#6-Dortmund 2001 (111/610)
Kramnik vs Anand, 2001 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

Linares 1999 (107/590)
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

#7-Las Palmas 1996 (99/548)
Anand vs Karpov, 1996 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

#7-Israel 2001 (110/604)
Gelfand vs B Kantsler, 2001 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 34 moves, 0-1

#7-Dortmund 1996 (98/544)
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

#7-Denver 1971-game1 (61/338)
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

#7-Montreal 1979 (73/408)
Timman vs Karpov, 1979 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

#7-Wijk ann Zee 1976 (69/384)
Ljubojevic vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

#7-Rovinj/Zagreb 1975 (68/380)
Minic vs A Planinc, 1975 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

#7-Caucasus Youth Games, Tbilisi 1976 (71/395)
Lputian vs Kasparov, 1976 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

#7-Tallinn 1973 (65/362)
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

#7-Yugoslav Ch, Umag 1972 (63/350)
Velimirovic vs Ljubojevic, 1972 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

#7-Buenos Aires 1970 (60/335)
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

#7-Moscow 1965 game5 (53/298)
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

#7-Kiev 1964-65 (52/292)
Kholmov vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

#7-Erevan 1962 (49/275)
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

#7-Leipzig Olympiad 1960 (45/254)
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

#7-Ukraine, Kiev 1960 (44/246)
Krogius vs Stein, 1960 
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

#7-Zagreb 1959 (41/230)
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 34 moves, 1-0

#7-Training Game, Riga 1957 (39/217)
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

#7-Tilburg 1986 (81/456)
Miles vs Beliavsky, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

#7-London 1883 (4/25)
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

#7-St Petersburg (8/47)
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

#7-St Petersburg 1909 (12/68)
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

#7-Moscow 1914-Exhibition game (13/73)
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

#7-New Orleans 1920 (16/91)
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

#7-Havana 1921-(#10) (17/96)
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

#7-Karlsbad 1923 (20/116)
Gruenfeld vs Alekhine, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

#7-Semmering 1926 (24/139)
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1926 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

#7-Dresden 1926 (25/143)
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

#7-New York 1927 (26/149)
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

#7-Bled 1931 (27/153)
Alekhine vs Maroczy, 1931 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

#7-USSR Championship, Leningrad 1933 (28/158)
Rauzer vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 29 moves, 0-1

#7-Rotterdam 1939-40 (30/170)
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

#7-Zurich 1953 (31/176)
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

#7-Zurich 1953 (32/180)
Euwe vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

#7-Zurich 1953 (34/193)
Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 0-1

#7-Budapest, Hungary 1955 (36/204)
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

#7-Gothenburg 1955 (37/208)
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

#7-Cambridge Springs 1904 (10/57)
Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 35 moves, 1-0

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