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Golden Dozen (Chernev)
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'The Golden Dozen: The Twelve Greatest Chess Players of All Time' by Irving Chernev.

Game 1
Nimzowitsch vs O Bernstein, 1912  
(C02) French, Advance, 61 moves, 1-0

Game 2
Nimzowitsch vs K Behting, 1919 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 3
V Wendel vs Nimzowitsch, 1921 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Game 4
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Game 6
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926  
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 7
H Hage vs Nimzowitsch, 1926  
(A80) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 8
H K Mattison vs Nimzowitsch, 1929  
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 9
N Mannheimer vs Nimzowitsch, 1930  
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 10
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 11
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 12
Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1908  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 13
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 14
E Cohn vs Rubinstein, 1909 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 15
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1912 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 16
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 17
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 18
H K Mattison vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 19
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1944 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 64 moves, 1-0

Game 20
F Zita vs Bronstein, 1946 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 21
Bronstein vs P Dubinin, 1947 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 22
Bronstein vs Furman, 1948 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 23
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1950 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 24
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 25
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 26
Bronstein vs E Rojahn, 1956 
(C58) Two Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 27
Bronstein vs F Palmiotto, 1958 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 28
Spassky vs Smyslov, 1953 
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 29
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 30
Spassky vs Pilnik, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 31
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 32
Spassky vs Larry Evans, 1962 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 33
Klovans vs Spassky, 1963 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 54 moves, 0-1

Game 34
Portisch vs Spassky, 1964 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 51 moves, 0-1

Game 35
Keres vs Spassky, 1965 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 36
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Game 37
Smyslov vs V Makogonov, 1944 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 60 moves, 1-0

Game 38
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 39
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1945 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 40
Smyslov vs C Kottnauer, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 41
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Game 42
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Game 43
Lipnitsky vs Smyslov, 1951 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 44
Smyslov vs P Trifunovic, 1955 
(A17) English, 48 moves, 1-0

Game 45
Geller vs Smyslov, 1956 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 56 moves, 0-1

Game 46
Tal vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Game 47
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 48
Tal vs Tolush, 1956 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 49
Tal vs G Fuster, 1958 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 50
Tal vs Gligoric, 1959 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Game 51
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 52
Tal vs Averbakh, 1961  
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 53
Tal vs Letelier, 1963 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 54
Tal vs R Bogdanovic, 1967 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 55
E Joppen vs Petrosian, 1954 
(C16) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 56
Petrosian vs Pilnik, 1956 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 57
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 68 moves, 0-1

Game 58
Petrosian vs J T Barendregt, 1960 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 59
Petrosian vs Unzicker, 1960 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 60
Petrosian vs Aronin, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 61
Petrosian vs S Schweber, 1962 
(E73) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 62
Petrosian vs Benko, 1963 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 63
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 64
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 65
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A13) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 66
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 67
Bondarevsky vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 68
Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1941 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 65 moves, 1-0

Game 69
V Makogonov vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 55 moves, 0-1

Game 70
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1946 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Game 71
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 72
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 73
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 74
Guimard vs Fischer, 1960 
(A48) King's Indian, 58 moves, 0-1

Game 75
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 76
Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Game 77
Fischer vs Julio Bolbochan, 1962  
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 78
Fischer vs Tal, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

Game 79
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 80
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 81
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 82
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 83
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 84
M Porges vs Lasker, 1896  
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 85
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

Game 86
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907  
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 87
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 88
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 89
Reti vs Lasker, 1924 
(A12) English with b3, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 90
Marshall vs Lasker, 1925 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

Game 91
Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1912 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 92
Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 93
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1922 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 94
Alekhine vs H Wolf, 1922 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 95
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 96
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Game 97
Gruenfeld vs Alekhine, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 98
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 99
Alekhine vs N E Schwartz, 1926 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 54 moves, 1-0

Game 100
A Kevitz / A Pinkus vs Alekhine, 1929 
(A15) English, 48 moves, 0-1

Game 101
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Game 102
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

Game 103
Capablanca vs R B Estera, 1913 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 104
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 105
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 106
Capablanca vs Ruiz / Molina, 1914 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 107
Capablanca vs R T Black, 1916 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 63 moves, 1-0

Game 108
Capablanca vs A Schroeder, 1916 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 109
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 110
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Game 111
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 112
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1928 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 113
Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1928 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 114
Capablanca vs H K Mattison, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 115
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

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