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Notable Chessgames of the 1980's
Compiled by Jaredfchess
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Notable chess games of the 1980's in the order presented on the most kibitzed games of each year. Collection starts in 1980 and ends in 1989. There will be 107 games total.

1980#1 Miles beats Karpov with an 1...a6?!
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

1980#2 double rook sac
Kasparov vs Csom, 1980 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 29 moves, 1-0

1980#3 Tal move 30!!
Tal vs Spassky, 1980 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 44 moves, 1-0

1980#4 a young Kasparov shows his attacking skills
Kasparov vs Marjanovic, 1980 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

1980#5 try to find moves 19 and 24
G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

1980#6 quick pawn storm
V Kovacevic vs Seirawan, 1980 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 0-1

1980#7 Karpov simply plays spectacularly
Karpov vs Tal, 1980 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 34 moves, 1-0

1980#8 white goes for the throat and gets it
Palatnik vs Geller, 1980 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

1980#9 very strong and creative play
Filguth vs A De La Garza Madero, 1980 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 19 moves, 1-0

1980#10 Instructive Rook endgame
Ribli vs Karpov, 1980 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 55 moves, 1-0

1981#1 35...kc6!!
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

1981#2 Brilliant combinative attack
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

1981#3 a famous Karpov game
Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

1981#4 A fantastic game
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

1981#5 Beliavsky attacks Larsen to kill him in 23. Great tactic
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

1981#6 Kasparov plays brilliantly
J Sunye Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

1981#7 Karpov takes down Korchnoi with authority
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1981 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

1981#8 31!!
Kasparov vs Gavrikov, 1981 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

1981#9 Beautiful complex game
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1981 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 43 moves, 0-1

1981#10 Kasparov attacks beautifully
Yudasin vs Kasparov, 1981 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 0-1

1982#1 a young Kasparov winning as black
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1982 
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 36 moves, 0-1

1982#2 Beating an old WC... in 24 moves!!
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves

1982#3 Ftacnik wins in 29! Great attack!
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

1982#4 Fantastic tactics by Tony Miles
Miles vs Browne, 1982 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

1982#5 A great game
Karpov vs Huebner, 1982 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

1982#6 Kasparov punishes his opponent!
Kasparov vs Gheorghiu, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

1982#7 Down goes Nunn in Twenty-one
Kasparov vs Nunn, 1982  
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

1982#8 Spassky in the KG, masterpiece
Spassky vs Karpov, 1982 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 84 moves, 1-0

1982#9 Great attacking
Chiburdanidze vs V Malaniuk, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

1982#10 Kasparov destroys the 4 pawns attack
L Christiansen vs Kasparov, 1982 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

1983#1 One of my favorite Kasparov games QID Double sac game
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

1983#2 An arranged game for theoretical purposes, impressive!
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

1983#3 One of Smyslov's most famous games
Smyslov vs Ribli, 1983 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1-0

1983#4 amazing play by Karpov
Karpov vs Sax, 1983 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

1983#5 A new WC on the rise beating an old one
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1983 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 51 moves, 1-0

1983#6 attacking masterpiece
Chiburdanidze vs Short, 1983 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

1983#7 Spassky crushes Kasparov
Kasparov vs Spassky, 1983 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 33 moves, 0-1

1983#8 31.? puzzle
Karpov vs Geller, 1983 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

1983#9 deadly attack
A Sokolov vs Salov, 1983 
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

1983#10
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

1983#11 2 move mate
L Darling vs R Wood, 1983 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 2 moves, 0-1

1983#12 find move 7 whole game under 10 moves
Sanahuja vs Fernandez, 1983 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 8 moves, 1-0

1984#1 Karpov plays a brilliant endgame, move 42
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

1984#2
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 70 moves, 0-1

1984#3 great combination
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

1984#4 Instructive game by Karpov
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1-0

1984#5
E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

1984#6
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

1984#7 Karpov wins as black with tactics in midgame
Timman vs Karpov, 1984 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 0-1

1984#8 Fantastic tactics by both players. White wins brilliant!
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

1984#9 quick tactical finish
Srinivas vs V Ravikumar, 1984 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

1984#10 Portisch comes up with an interesting combination
Suba vs Portisch, 1984 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 0-1

1984#11 extremely short game
Z Djordjevic vs M Kovacevic, 1984 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 0-1

1985#1 Kasparov winning a WC game as Black!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

1985#2 Kasparov wins world title in style!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 0-1

1985#3 A famous tactical game, ultimately Nunn wins.
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

1985#4 Kasparov kills Karpov quickly in a WC game
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

1985#5 Impressive Karpovian victory
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

1985#6 Impressive attacking game
W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

1985#7 Kasparov wins a great game in the WC
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 67 moves, 1-0

1985#8 Timman beats WC Kasparov in the Ruy.
Timman vs Kasparov, 1985 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

1985#9 Karpov wins as black in the WC
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

1985#10 Kasparov wins as black in the WC
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

1986#1 Kasparov beats Karpov's Ruy impressively!
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

1986#2 Kasparov beats Karpov at the height of their rivalry
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

1986#3 great game by Karpov winning as black
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 58 moves, 0-1

1986#4 move ...20 is a sunday puzzle!
J Vetemaa vs Shabalov, 1986 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

1986#5 Karpov beats the Grunfeld and ties the match
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 41 moves, 1-0

1986#6 Karpov again beats Kasparov in the Grunfeld!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 32 moves, 1-0

1986#7 53. white to move Karpov combination!
Karpov vs Ribli, 1986 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1-0

1986#8 Kasparov destroys nunn in 18
Kasparov vs Nunn, 1986 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

1986#9 Tony Miles plays a fascinating novelty
Miles vs Beliavsky, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

1986#10 a quick game
G Minchev vs D Miraschiev, 1986 
(C46) Three Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

1986#11 Interesting draw
Kasparov vs N R McDonald, 1986 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

1986#12 7 move game
D Zardus vs A Steventon, 1986 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 7 moves, 1-0

1987#1 A beautiful and complex game from Tal!
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

1987#2 Tal beats Karpov with a great combination
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

1987#3
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987  
(A13) English, 64 moves, 1-0

1987#4 Waitzkin's first win against a master!
Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

1987#5 WC game
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 32 moves

1987#6 move 25!!! amazing game
Kaidanov vs Anand, 1987 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

1987#7 A brilliant stalemate game
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

1987#8 move 20 is a sunday puzzle Tal gets out foxed
Kasparov vs Tal, 1987 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 31 moves, 1-0

1987#9 Kasparov wins WC game Grunfeld as black
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1987 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 50 moves, 0-1

1987#10 Tal destroys short in a French Tarrasch
Tal vs Short, 1987 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 32 moves, 1-0

1988#1 25. white to move sunday puzzle!
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

1988#2 Tal plays the Yugoslav attack!
Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

1988#3
Judit Polgar vs P Chilingirova, 1988 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

1988#4
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

1988#5 Tal vs the Pirc
Tal vs Speelman, 1988 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

1988#6 Kasparov kills Smirin
Kasparov vs Smirin, 1988 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

1988#7 miniature in soviet championship
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1-0

1988#8 Spectacular move 15!!! and beautiful final position
V Malinin vs V Savinov, 1988 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

1988#9 One of Karpov's most exceptional games move 16 and on!
Karpov vs Yusupov, 1988 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

1988#10 move 14!!! an exceptional attack.
I Madl vs D Summermatter, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

1988#11 Tal uses Tactics and creates a masterpiece... again
Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

1988#12 Anand's famous blunder
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 6 moves, 1-0

1989#1 Kasparov kills Piket in the KID picturesque finish
Piket vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

1989#2 He threw the kitchen sink at him. SAC SAC MATE
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

1989#3 Oll's Immortal game. He rips apart the French
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

1989#4 Longest game (over 20 hours) in chess history. DRAWN
I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

1989#5 Another Kasparov brilliancy!!
Kasparov vs Salov, 1989 
(A15) English, 29 moves, 1-0

1989#6 move 28 is a sunday puzzle. Smirin CRUSHES
Smirin vs Beliavsky, 1989 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 0-1

1989#7 Kasparov shows his endgame precision against Short
Short vs Kasparov, 1989 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 103 moves, 0-1

1989#8 White wins despite Black getting an extra queen!
Dusan Rajkovic vs Z Jeraj, 1989 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

1989#9 Gorgeous game in the KID that shows how black can win.
G Burgess vs W Watson, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

1989#10 16!! is a Sunday puzzle. Moves 16 17 18 fun to analyze.
Portisch vs de Firmian, 1990 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

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