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125 Greatest Chess Games
Compiled by uril
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according to The Mammoth Book of The World's Greatest Chess Games, New Expanded Edition, by Graham Burgess, John Nunn, and John Emms.

# above the game represents how many votes it gets by these 3 authors.

In several games here, some opening move orders are slightly different from the book.

10
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

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

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

9
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

11
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

13
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

10
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

9
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

10
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

9
Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 35 moves, 1-0

13
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

9
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

9
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

13
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

11
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

9
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

9
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

10
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

12
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

9
Gruenfeld vs Alekhine, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

10
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

13
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

14
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

9
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1926 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

9
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

9
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

9
Alekhine vs Maroczy, 1931 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

9
Rauzer vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 29 moves, 0-1

15
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

9
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

9
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

9
Euwe vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

13
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

9
Keres vs Smyslov, 1953 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 0-1

10
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

9
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

9
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

13
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

9
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

11
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

9
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 34 moves, 1-0

11
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

11
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

9
Krogius vs Stein, 1960 
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

9
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

10
A Rubezov vs G Borisenko, 1960 
(B89) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

12
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

11
Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

9
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

12
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

10
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

9
Kholmov vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

9
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

10
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

10
Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

11
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

14
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

11
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

11
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

9
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

9
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

12
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

9
Velimirovic vs Ljubojevic, 1972 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

14
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

9
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

12
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

11
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

9
Minic vs A Planinc, 1975 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

9
Ljubojevic vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

10
Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

9
Lputian vs Kasparov, 1976 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

10
Karpov vs I D Dorfman, 1976 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

9
Timman vs Karpov, 1979 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

13
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

12
I A Kopylov vs S Korolev, 1981 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 36 moves, 1-0

13
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

11
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

12
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

15
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

14
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

9
Miles vs Beliavsky, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

11
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

10
Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

12
Smirin vs Beliavsky, 1989 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 0-1

14
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

10
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

10
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

11
Gelfand vs Anand, 1993 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 0-1

11
Kamsky vs Shirov, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

12
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

10
Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

10
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

13
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

12
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B57) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

11
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

10
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 37 moves, 1-0

10
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 0-1

9
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

9
Anand vs Karpov, 1996 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

10
Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

13
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

13
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

11
A Veingold vs D Fridman, 1998 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

12
Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999 
(B32) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

15
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

11
Topalov vs Anand, 1999 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

9
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

10
Svidler vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

12
I Sokolov vs Dreev, 2001 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

9
Gelfand vs B Kantsler, 2001 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 34 moves, 0-1

10
Kramnik vs Anand, 2001 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

12
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

9
Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

10
Anand vs Bologan, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

9
Kasimdzhanov vs Kasparov, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

10
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

12
Anand vs Adams, 2005 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

14
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

12
Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

11
C Sandipan vs Tiviakov, 2007 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

11
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

10
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 49 moves, 1-0

14
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 41 moves, 0-1

11
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2009 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 43 moves, 1-0

13
Anand vs Topalov, 2010 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 32 moves, 1-0

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