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  1. 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov
    Smyslov, Vasily. 125 Selected Games. Cadogan Press: 1995.
    127 games, 1935-1982

  2. Immortal Games of Capablanca, F. Reinfeld
    Fred Reinfeld. The Immortal Games of Capablanca. Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, 1973.
    113 games, 1901-1939

  3. A First Book of Morphy
    All the games from the book "A first book of Morphy" in the order presented in the book.

    Games 1 - 30: Opening.
    Games 31 - 52: Middlegame.
    Games 53 - 69: Endgame.

    69 games, 1848-1984

  4. Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess 1908-1937
    "My Best Games of Chess 1908-1937" by Alexander Alekhine. Two Volumes Bound as One. Dover Edition 1985.

    GAME 49 (Alekhine vs. Gofmeister, 1917) cannot be added into this collection due to the fact that it is an incomplete fragment of an odds game.

    219 games, 1906-1937

  5. Alekhine's Best Games of Chess 1938-1945
    "Alekhine's Best Games of Chess 1938-1945" by C.H.O'D. Alexander. First published in 1949 and the edition I own was reprinted in 1974 by G. Bell & Sons, Ltd. This book contains a total of 42 games.
    42 games, 1938-1945

  6. Anatoly Karpov - My Best 300 Games
    Complete games from the book.
    361 games, 1966-1998

  7. Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
    Almost completed. 52?
    399 games, 1948-2002

  8. Capablanca's Best Chess Endings (Irving Chernev)
    Games from Irving Chernev's "Capablanca's Best Chess Endings"

    The opening of a game is important - and hundreds of books are written on the opening. The opening leads to the midgame. The midgame is important - and hundreds of books are written on the midgame. The midgame leads to the endgame. The endgame is important - and *no books are written on the endgame*!

    Yes, there are books, but they concern themselves with composed endings, or with theoretical (and for the most part artificial) positions. The composed endings are admittedly beautiful, but they are of limited value, as they have no relationship to practical play. Of the theoretical positions, many have their uses, but one must sift the wheat from the chaff. TO what use can we put such knowledge as the procedure for mating with a Knight and Bishop, or with the two Bishops, when an opportunity to do so may not occur in a lifetime? And why burden our minds with the manner of forcing mate with three knights (believe-it-or-not) or winning with four minor pieces against a Queen (sans Pans) when such positions as these have never yet been seen on land or sea? Capablanca himself says : "In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before anything else; for whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middlegame and the opening must be studied in relation to the endgame." There are no books on endings from real life, no books from the practices of masters in actual play, let alone from the practice of a single master. This fact alone is enough to justify this book of endings, selected from the tournament and match play of the greatest endgame virtuoso the world has ever seen - the immortal Capablanca. Here are wondrous endings to enchant the reader, endings of breathtaking artistry. Here are endings of astonishing accuracy, whose relentless logic will inspire the earnest student to emulate a similar technique - the technique of seeking a clear-cut, efficient win, instead of a display of fireworks. The games are given in full, in order to show how a slight advantage acquired in the early stages, is carried forward and exploited in the endgame. I have annotated the endings in detail (a consideration they have rarely received before) for the better appreciation of the fine points of Capablanca's play, and have given credit to those who have anticipated my findings.

    -- Irving Chernev

    60 games, 1901-1936

  9. Hopefully One Day It Will Work - A
    3 games, 1910

  10. John Nunn's Chess Course
    98 games, 1889-1936

  11. Karpov's Strategic Wins, volume 1
    The games from Tibor Karolyi's book "Karpov's Strategic Wins" Volume 1: The Making of a Champion
    76 games, 1961-1985

  12. Karpov's Strategic Wins, volume 2
    The games from Tibor Karolyi's book "Karpov's Strategic Wins" Volume 2: The Prime Years
    66 games, 1986-2009

  13. Logical Chess: Move By Move (Chernev) - COMPLETE
    All 33 games from Irving Chernev's book Logical Chess: Move By Move (Every Move Explained), Faber & Faber 1957; New Algebraic Edition B.T. Batsford, 1998, reprinted 2000, 2001 (twice), 2002 (twice); ISBN 0 7134 8464 0
    33 games, 1889-1952

  14. Logical Thinking (McDonald)
    'Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking: From the First Move to the Last' by Neil McDonald.
    30 games, 1978-2003

  15. Mikhail Tal's Best Games
    2 games, 1949

  16. On My Great Predecessors 1 (Kasparov)
    'Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 1' by Garry Kasparov. Translated by Kenneth Neat.
    146 games, 1834-1943

  17. On My Great Predecessors 2 (Kasparov)
    'Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 2' by Garry Kasparov. Translated by Kenneth Neat.
    148 games, 1920-1992

  18. On My Great Predecessors 3 (Kasparov)
    'Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 3' by Garry Kasparov. Translated by Kenneth Neat.
    85 games, 1951-1996

  19. On My Great Predecessors 4 (Kasparov)
    'Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 4' by Garry Kasparov. Translated by Kenneth Neat.
    107 games, 1922-1992

  20. On My Great Predecessors 5 (Kasparov)
    'Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 5' by Garry Kasparov. Translated by Kenneth Neat.
    106 games, 1954-2003

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