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  1. Anatoly Karpov games
    Anatoly Karpov
    2 games, 1976

  2. Chess games of Magnus Carlsen
    Boomer's favorite games of this fine young chess player.
    11 games, 2003-2006

  3. chessgain's favorite games
    rook mates
    2 games, 1851-1976

  4. Karpov at the 1976 Soviet Championship
    One year after Fischer forfeited the title,Karpov was anxious to show he was a true champion.So he entered every strong tournament he could.And the 1976 USSR championship was loaded with the stars of Soviet chess.Karpov performed magnificently with an astounding score of +8-1=8.
    16 games, 1976

  5. Karpov Tournament Champion - I
    Anatoli Karpov won more than 160 tournaments in his career, including 28 out of the 34 tournaments in which he took part from 1975 to 1984. Here are some of his major victories:

    Trinec 66/67, 1st place, +9 =4
    European Ch. Junior 1967/68, 1st, +6 =8
    World Ch. Junior 1969, 1st, +12 =5

    Alekhine Memorial, Moscow 1971, 1st shared, +5 =12 Hastings 1971/72, 1st shared, +8 =6 -1
    San Antonio 1972, 1st shared +8 =6 -1
    Leningrad Interzonal 1973, 1st shared, +10 =7
    Madrid 1973 1st, +7 =8
    Watch out, We're mad 1974

    Portoroz/Ljubljana 1975, 1st, +8 =7
    Milan 1975, 1st, +4 =16 -1
    Skopje 1976, 1st, +10 =5
    Euwe Memorial, Armsterdam 1976, 1st, +2 =4
    Montilla-Moriles 1976, 1st, +5 =4
    USSR Championship 1976, 1st, +8 =8 -1
    Bad Lauterberg 1977, 1st, +9 =6
    Las Palmas 1977, 1st, +12 =3
    Tilburg 1977, 1st, +5 =6

    Bugojno 1978, 1st shared, +6 =8 -1
    Montreal 1979, 1st shared, +7 =10 -1
    Waddinxveen 1979, 1st, +4 =2
    Tilburg 1979, 1st, +4 =7
    Bad Kissingen 1980, 1st, +3 =3
    Bugojno 1980, 1st, +5 =6
    Amsterdam 1980, 1st, +7 =6 -1
    Tilburg 1980, 1st, +4 =7
    Linares 1981, 1st shared, +5 =6
    Moscow 1981, 1st, +5 =8

    London 1982, 1st shared, +5 =7 -1
    Torino 1982, 1st shared, +2 =8 -1
    Tilburg 1982, 1st, +5 =5 -1
    USSR Championship 1983, 1st, +5 =9 -1
    Hannover 1983, 1st, +8 =6 -1
    Oslo 1984, 1st, +3 =6
    London 1984, 1st, +6 =6 -1

    Amsterdam 1985, 1st, +4 =6
    Brussels 1986, 1st, +7 =4
    Bugojno 1986, 1st, +4 =9 -1
    Amsterdam 1987, 1st shared, +2 =4
    Wijk and Zee 1988, 1st, +6 =6 -1
    Tilburg 1988, 1st, +7 =7
    USSR Championship 1988, 1st shared, +6 =11
    Mazatlan 1988 (I Rapid Chess WC), 1st, +8 =12 -2 Skelleftea 1989 WC, 1st shared, +4 =10
    Reggio Emilia 1990/91, 1st, +3 =9
    Reykjavik 1991, 1st shared, +7 =7 -1
    Biel 1992, 1st, +8 =5 -1
    Baden-Baden 1992, 1st, +8 =3
    Dortmund 1993, 1st, +5 =1 -1
    Tilburg, 1993, 1st, +3 -0 =9 [+4 -0 =2]
    Linares 1994, 1st, +9 =4
    Amber 1995, 1st, +13 =6 -3
    Dos Hermanas 1995, 1st shared, +3 =6
    Groningen 1995, 1st, +4 =7
    Vienna 1996, 1st shared, +3 =5 -1

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    Keywords: Karpov, Karpov collects, Iodised salt, Tolya Facts.

    Sister collection: Game Collection: Karpov Tournament Champion - II

    395 games, 1966-1982

  6. Karpov Tournament Champion - II
    Anatoli Karpov won more than 160 tournaments in his career, including 28 out of the 34 tournaments in which he took part from 1975 to 1984. Here are some of his major victories:

    Trinec 66/67, 1st place, +9 =4
    European Ch. Junior 1967/68, 1st, +6 =8
    World Ch. Junior 1969, 1st, +12 =5

    Alekhine Memorial, Moscow 1971, 1st shared, +5 =12 Hastings 1971/72, 1st shared, +8 =6 -1
    San Antonio 1972, 1st shared +8 =6 -1
    Leningrad Interzonal 1973, 1st shared, +10 =7
    Madrid 1973 1st, +7 =8
    Watch out, We're mad 1974

    Portoroz/Ljubljana 1975, 1st, +8 =7
    Milan 1975, 1st, +4 =16 -1
    Skopje 1976, 1st, +10 =5
    Euwe Memorial, Armsterdam 1976, 1st, +2 =4
    Montilla-Moriles 1976, 1st, +5 =4
    USSR Championship 1976, 1st, +8 =8 -1
    Bad Lauterberg 1977, 1st, +9 =6
    Las Palmas 1977, 1st, +12 =3
    Tilburg 1977, 1st, +5 =6

    Bugojno 1978, 1st shared, +6 =8 -1
    Montreal 1979, 1st shared, +7 =10 -1
    Waddinxveen 1979, 1st, +4 =2
    Tilburg 1979, 1st, +4 =7
    Bad Kissingen 1980, 1st, +3 =3
    Bugojno 1980, 1st, +5 =6
    Amsterdam 1980, 1st, +7 =6 -1
    Tilburg 1980, 1st, +4 =7
    Linares 1981, 1st shared, +5 =6
    Moscow 1981, 1st, +5 =8

    London 1982, 1st shared, +5 =7 -1
    Torino 1982, 1st shared, +2 =8 -1
    Tilburg 1982, 1st, +5 =5 -1
    USSR Championship 1983, 1st, +5 =9 -1
    Hannover 1983, 1st, +8 =6 -1
    Oslo 1984, 1st, +3 =6
    London 1984, 1st, +6 =6 -1

    Amsterdam 1985, 1st, +4 =6
    Brussels 1986, 1st, +7 =4
    Bugojno 1986, 1st, +4 =9 -1
    Amsterdam 1987, 1st shared, +2 =4
    Wijk and Zee 1988, 1st, +6 =6 -1
    Tilburg 1988, 1st, +7 =7
    USSR Championship 1988, 1st shared, +6 =11
    Mazatlan 1988 (I Rapid Chess WC), 1st, +8 =12 -2 Skelleftea 1989 WC, 1st shared, +4 =10
    Reggio Emilia 1990/91, 1st, +3 =9
    Reykjavik 1991, 1st shared, +7 =7 -1
    Biel 1992, 1st, +8 =5 -1
    Baden-Baden 1992, 1st, +8 =3
    Dortmund 1993, 1st, +5 =1 -1
    Tilburg, 1993, 1st, +3 -0 =9 [+4 -0 =2]
    Linares 1994, 1st, +9 =4
    Amber 1995, 1st, +13 =6 -3
    Dos Hermanas 1995, 1st shared, +3 =6
    Groningen 1995, 1st, +4 =7
    Vienna 1996, 1st shared, +3 =5 -1

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    Keywords: Karpov, Karpov collects, Iodised salt, Tolya Facts.

    Sister collection: Game Collection: Karpov Tournament Champion - I

    356 games, 1983-1996

  7. Match Alekhine!
    Alexander Alekhine's Match Record:

    +4 -0 =1 vs. Bardeleben (Dusseldorf, 1908)
    +1 -1 =1 vs. Hans Fahrni (Munich, 1908)?
    +4? -0 =1 vs. Blumenfeld (Moscow, 1908)
    +0 -3 =0 vs. Nenarokov (Moscow, 1908)
    +7 -3 =0 vs. Levitsky (St. Petersburg, 1913)
    +3 -0 =0 vs. Edward Lasker (Paris, 1913)
    +0 -2 =0 vs. Capablanca (St.Petersburg, 1913)
    +1 -1 =0 vs. Nimzowitsch (Russian Ch. playoff, 1914) +2 -1 =0 vs. Evensohn (Kiev, 1916)?
    +3 -0 =1 vs. Rabinovich (Moscow, 1918)???
    +6 -0 =0 vs. Verlinsky (Odessa, 1918)?
    +4 -0 =0 vs. Grigoriev (Moscow, Training, 1919)??? +1 -1 =0 vs. Pavlov-Pianov (Moscow, 1920)
    +2 -0 =5 vs. Grigoriev (Moscow, 1921)
    +1 -1 =2 vs. Bogoljubow (Triberg Secret Match, 1921) +2 -2 =2 vs. Teichmann (Berlin, 1921)
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Sämisch (Berlin, 1921)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Bernstein (Paris, 1922)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Aurbach  (Paris, 1922)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Golmayo Torriente (Madrid, 1922)
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Muffang (Paris, 1923)
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Colle (Scarborough playoff, 1926)
    +3 -2 =5 vs. Euwe (Amsterdam, 1926/7)

    +6 -3 =25 vs. Capablanca (World Match, B.Aires, 1927)

    +2 -0 =0 vs. Jaffe (New York, 1927)?

    +11 -5 =9 vs. Bogoljubow (World Match, GER-NED, 1929)

    +4 -0 =0 vs. Cintron (San Juan, 1933)
    +1 -1 =2 vs. Bernstein (Paris, 1933)

    +8 -3 =15 vs. Bogoljubow (World Match, GER, 1934) +8 -9 =13 vs. Euwe (World Match, NED, 1935)
    +10 -4 =11 vs. Euwe (World Match, NED, 1937)

    +1 -2 =2 vs. Euwe (Hague, 1937)
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Esnaola (Vitoria, 1941)
    +1 -1 =0 vs. Bogoljubow (Warsaw, 1943)
    +1 -0 =3 vs. Ardid (Zaragoza, 1944)
    +2 -1 =1 vs. Francisco Lupi (Estoril, 1946)

    Addendum - 'minimatches' from important tournaments:

    St. Petersburg 1914
    +0 -2 =1 vs. Lasker
    +0 -2 =1 vs. Capablanca
    +2 -0 =1 vs. Tarrasch
    +2 -0 =1 vs. Marshall

    New York 1924
    +0 -1 =1 vs. Lasker
    +0 -0 =2 vs. Capablanca
    +0 -0 =2 vs. Marshall
    +1 -1 =0 vs. Réti
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Maróczy
    +0 -0 =2 vs. Bogoljubow
    +0 -0 =2 vs. Tartakower
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Yates
    +0 -0 =2 vs. Edward Lasker
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Janowski

    New York 1927
    +0 -1 =3 vs. Capablanca
    +1 -1 =2 vs. Nimzowitsch
    +0 -0 =4 vs. Vidmar
    +2 -0 =2 vs. Spielmann
    +2 -0 =2 vs. Marshall

    Nottingham 1936 - round robin
    -1 vs. Capablanca, Reshevsky
    =1 vs. Botvinnik, Fine, Lasker, Vidmar, Tylor, Thomas +1 vs. Euwe, Flohr, Bogo, Tartakower, CH Alexander, Winter

    AVRO 1938
    +0 -0 =2 vs. Keres
    +0 -2 =0 vs. Fine
    +0 -1 =1 vs. Botvinnik
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Euwe
    +0 -0 =2 vs. Reshevsky
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Capablanca
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Flohr

    Salzburg 1942?
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Keres
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Felix Schmidt
    +1 -1 =0 vs. Junge
    +1 -1 =0 vs. Bogoljubow
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Stoltz

    <Overall: +133 -60 =145 (60.8%)

    Matches: +103 -45 =102 (61.6%)
    World Matches: +43 -24 =73 (56.8%)

    Notable 'minimatches': +31 -15 =43 (59.0%)
    N.'minimatches'(vs.Tourn.Top 4): +10 -13 =22 (46.7%)>

    225 games, 1908-1946

  8. Match Anand!
    Viswanathan Anand's Match Record (classical):

    +? -? =? vs. Levitt (London Exhibition Match, 1987?)

    < 1991-92 FIDE Candidates: +5 -3 =6 vs 2685 op.[2735 performance] >

    +4 -1 =1 vs. Dreev (2625) Madras
    +1 -2 =5 vs. Karpov (2730) - quarterfinal, Brussels

    < Exhibition Match, Linares, 1992: +3 -1 =4 vs 2720 op.[2809 performance] >

    +3 -1 =4 vs. Ivanchuk (2720)

    < 1992 Tilburg KO: +1 -0 =3 vs 2555 op.[2644 performance] >

    +1 -0 =1 vs. van Wely (2525)
    +0 -0 =2 [+0 -2 =0] vs. Tiviakov (2585)

    < 1994-95 FIDE Candidates: +5 -3 =7 vs 2660 op.[2710 performance] >

    +3 -1 =3 vs. Yusupov (2625)
    +2 -2 =4 [+0 -2 =0] vs Kamsky (2695) - semifinal

    < 1994-95 PCA Cycle: +11 -5 =27 vs 2715 op.[2763 performance] >

    +3 -0 =4 vs. Romanishin (2590)
    +4 -0 =3 vs. Adams (2640)
    +3 -1 =7 vs. Kamsky (2710)
    +1 -4 =13 vs. Kasparov (2795)

    < Exhibition Match, Leon, 1997: +3 -0 =3 vs 2635 op.[2826 performance] >

    +3 -0 =3 vs. Illescas-Cordoba (2635)

    < 1997 FIDE KO, Groningen: +6 -0 =8 vs 2665 op.[2824 performance] >

    +2 -0 =0 vs. Nikolic (2630)
    +0 -0 =2 [+1 -0 =3] vs. Khalifman (2655)
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Almasi (2615)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Shirov (2700)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Gelfand (2695)
    +0 -0 =4 [+1 -0 =4] vs. Adams (2680) - final

    < 1998 FIDE World Championship, Lausanne: +2 -2 =2 vs. 2735 op.[2735 performance] >

    +2 -2 =2 [+0 -2 =0] vs. Karpov (2735)

    < 2000 FIDE World Cup, Shenyang (KOs): +2 -0 =4 vs 2701 op.[2821 performance] >

    +1 -0 =1 vs. Ivanchuk (2719)
    +0 -0 =2 [+1 -0 =3] vs. Gelfand (2681)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Bareev (2702) - final

    < 2000 FIDE WCh KO, New Delhi: +7 -0 =9 vs 2686 op.[2848 performance] >

    +1 -0 =1 vs. Bologan (2651)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Lputian (2610)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Macieja (2565)
    +0 -0 =2 [+1 -0 =3] vs Khalifman (2658)
    +1 -0 =3 vs. Adams (2754)
    +3 -0 =1 vs. Shirov (2746) - final

    < 2001 FIDE WCh KO, Moscow: +4 -2 =8 vs 2638 op.[2758 performance] >

    +1 -1 =0 [+1 -0 =1] vs. Touzane (2368)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Nielsen (2620)
    +0 -0 =2 [+1 -0 =1] vs. Tkachiev (2632)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Dreev (2676)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Shirov (2706)
    +0 -1 =3 vs. Ivanchuk (2731) - semifinal

    < 2002 Eurotel Trophy, Prague: +1 -0 =1 vs 2690 op.[2883 performance] >

    +1 -0 =1 vs. Karpov (2690) - final

    < 2002 World Cup, Hyderabad: +2 -0 =4 vs 2665 op.[2883 performance] > +1 -0 -1 vs. Malakhov (2670)
    +0 -0 =2 [+1 -0 =3] vs Dreev (2673)
    +1 -0 -1 vs. Kasim (2653)

    < 2004 Dortmund Tournament: +0 -0 =4 vs 2756 op.[2756 performance] >

    +0 -0 =2 [+2 -0 =2] vs. Leko (2741) - semifinal
    +0 -0 =2 [+1 -0 =1] vs. Kramnik (2770) - final

    < 2008 FIDE World Championship, Bonn: +3 -1 =7 vs 2772 op.[2836 performance] >

    +3 -1 =7 vs. Kramnik (2772)

    < 2010 FIDE World Championship, Sofia: +3 -2 =7 vs 2805 op.[2834 performance] >

    +3 -2 =7 vs. Topalov (2805)

    <Overall: +56 -19 =100 [+9 -4 =20] vs 2700 opposition: 2774 performance [2717 in tiebreakers]>

    2011+

    Anand - Gelfand World Championship Match (2012)

    Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013)

    Carlsen - Anand World Championship Match (2014)

    217 games, 1987-2010

  9. Match Anderssen!
    Adolf Anderssen's Match Record:

    +5 -5 =0 vs. Harrwitz (Breslau, 1848)

    The London International Tournament, 1851
    +2 -0 =1 vs. Kieseritsky
    +4 -2 =0 vs. Szen
    +4 -1 =0 vs. Staunton
    +4 -2 =1 vs. Wyvill - final

    +2 -7 =2 vs. Morphy (Paris, 1858)
    +4 -3 =2 vs. Kolisch (London, 1861)
    +3 -3 =2 vs. Paulsen (London, 1862)
    +3 -3 =2 vs. Suhle (Berlin, 1864)
    +6 -8 =0 vs. Steinitz (London, 1866)
    +8 -3 =1 vs. Zukertort (Berlin, 1868)

    Baden-Baden 1870 'minimatches':
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Steinitz
    +0 -2 =0 vs. Neumann
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Blackburne
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Paulsen
    +1 -1 =0 vs. Winaver
    +1 -1 =0 vs. Rosenthal
    [Anderssen played only one game vs.De Vere(1/2) and vs.Minckwitz (1-0)]

    +2 -5 =0 vs. Zukertort (Berlin, 1871)

    Vienna 1873, 'minimatches':
    +0 -2 =0 vs. Steinitz
    +1 -2 =0 vs. Blackburne
    +2 -1 =0 vs. Bird
    +2 -1 =0 vs. Rosenthal
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Paulsen
    +2 -1 =0 vs. Heral
    +1 -1 =1 vs. Fleissig
    +1 -0 =2 vs. Meitner
    +2 -1 =0 vs. Schwarz
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Gelbfuhs
    +2 -0 =1 vs. Pitschel

    +4 -5 =1 vs. Paulsen (Leipzig, 1876)
    +3 -5 =1 vs. Paulsen (Leipzig, 1877)

    Paris 1878, minimatches:
    +0 -1 =1 vs. Winaver
    +0 -1 =1 vs. Zukertort
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Blackburne
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Mackenzie
    +0 -2 =0 vs. Bird
    +0 -1 =1 vs. Rosenthal
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Clerc
    +1 -1 =0 vs. Mason
    +1 -1 =0 vs. Gifford
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Pitschel
    [Anderssen played only one game against Englisch (0-1)]

    <Overall: +88 -71 =21 (54.7%) // +52 -52 =12 (50%) in matches // +36 -19 =9 (63%) in minimatches>

    Reference: "Master of Attack - The Chess Games of Adolph Anderssen"

    176 games, 1848-1878

  10. Match Aronian!
    Levon Aronian Individual Matches Record (classical):

    < 1999 FIDE WCh KO, Las Vegas: +2 -1 =1 vs 2618 op.[2707 performance] >

    +2 -0 =0 vs. Rosentalis (2586)
    +0 -1 =1 vs. Timman (2650)

    < 2001 Young Masters KO, Lausanne: +3 -1 =4 vs 2568 op.[2657 performance] >

    +1 -0 =1 vs. Jenni (2471)
    +0 -0 =2 [+2 -1 =0] vs. Bacrot (2627)
    +1 -1 =0 [+1 -0 =1] vs. Harikrishna (2504)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Ponomariov (2671) - final

    < 2004 FIDE WCh KO, Tripoli: +2 -0 =4 vs 2567 op.[2687 performance] >

    +0 -0 =2 [+2 -0 =0] vs. Carlsen (2552)
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Guseinov (2548)
    +0 -0 =2 [+1 -2 =2] vs. Smirnov (2601)

    < 2005 FIDE World Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk: +7 -0 =7 vs 2618 op.[2809 performance] >

    +2 -0 =0 vs. Frhat (2306)
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Sadvakasov (2612)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Areshchenko (2653)
    +0 -0 =2 [+1 -0 =1] vs. Vallejo-Pons (2674)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Gurevich (2652)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Bacrot (2725)
    +0 -0 =2 [+2 -0 =0] vs. Ponomariov (2704) - final

    < 2007 FIDE Candidates, Elista: +3 -2 =7 vs 2696 op.[2725 performance] >

    +2 -2 =2 [+3 -1 =2] vs. Carlsen (2693)
    +1 -0 =5 vs. Shirov (2699)

    < 2007 World Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk: +3 -0 =5 vs 2604 op.[2741 performance] >

    +2 -0 =0 vs. Hobaica (2427)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Gustafsson (2606)
    +0 -0 =2 [+2 -0 =0] vs. Inarkiev (2674)
    +0 -0 =2 [+0 -1 =1] vs. Jakovenko (2710) - quarterfinal

    < 2011 FIDE Candidates, Kazan: +0 -0 =4 vs 2747 op.[2747 performance] >

    +0 -0 =4 [+1 -2 =1] vs. Grischuk (2747)

    < 2012 Zurich Challenge: +1 -1 =3 vs 2801 op. [2801 performance]

    +1 -1 =4 [+1 -0 =0] vs. Kramnik (2801)

    <Overall: +20 -4 =32 [+15 -7 =8] vs 2629 opposition: 2732 performance [2751 in tiebreakers]>

    93 games, 1999-2012

  11. Match Botvinnik!
    Mikhail Botvinnik's Match Record:

    +0 -1 =1 vs. Yordansky Moscow-Leningrad, 1926)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Stoltz (Stockholm-Leningrad, 1926)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Grigoriev (Leningrad-Moscow, 1927)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Panchenko (Leningrad-Moscow, 1927)
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Nikolaev (Leningrad-Rostov - univ.1929) +1 -0 =1 vs. Kan (Leningrad-Moscow - mwk, 1930)
    +2 -0 =0 vs. Kan (Leningrad-Moscow, 1930)
    +2 -2 =8 vs. Flohr (1933)
    +5 -5 =3 vs. Levenfish Match (USSR Match,1937)

    A.V.R.O. 1938 'minimatches'
    +0 -0 =2 vs. Keres
    +0 -1 =1 vs. Fine
    +0 -1 =1 vs. Euwe
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Reshevsky
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Alekhine
    +1 -0 =1 vs. Capablanca
    +0 -0 =2 vs. Flohr

    USSR Absolute Ch.'minimatches' (Moscow, 1941)
    +1 -0 =3 vs. Keres
    +2 -0 =2 vs. Smyslov
    +2 -0 =2 vs. Boleslavsky
    +2 -1 =1 vs. Lilienthal
    +2 -1 =1 vs. Bondarevsky

    +2 -0 =0 vs. Denker (USA-USSR Radio m, 1945)
    +1 -1 =0 vs. CH Alexander (ENG-USSR Radio m, 1946) +1 -0 =1 vs. Reshevsky (USSR-USA, Moscow, 1946)

    World Championship 'minimatches' 1948
    +1 -0 =4 vs. Smyslov
    +4 -1 =0 vs. Keres
    +3 -1 =1 vs. Reshevsky
    +2 -0 =3 vs. Euwe

    +5 -5 =14 vs. Bronstein (World Match, Moscow, 1951) +2 -1 =3 vs. Taimanov (USSR Ch, Moscow, 1952)
    +7 -7 =10 vs. Smyslov (World Match, Moscow, 1954) +0 -1 =3 vs. Reshevsky (USSR-USA, Moscow, 1955)
    +3 -6 =13 vs. Smyslov (World Match, Moscow, 1957) +7 -5 =11 vs. Smyslov (World Match, Moscow, 1958) +0 -1 =1 vs. Korchnoi (Moscow-Leningrad, 1960)
    +2 -6 =13 vs. Tal (World Match, Moscow, 1960)
    +10 -5 =6 vs. Tal (World Match, Moscow, 1961)
    +2 -5 =15 vs. Petrosian (World Match, Moscow, 1963)

    European Team Ch, Hamburg 1965 - 'minimatches":
    +0 -1 =1 vs. Schmid
    +0 -1 =1 vs. Gligoric
    +0 -1 =1 vs. Szabo
    Botvinnik won single games vs Ciocaltea and Langeweg

    +2 -0 =0 vs. Tolush (Moscow-Leningrad, 1965)

    Leiden, 1970 'minimatches'
    +0 -0 =4 vs. Spassky
    +0 -0 =4 vs. Donner
    +1 -2 =1 vs. Larsen

    +1 -0 =3 vs. Matulovic (USSR-World, Belgrade, 1970)

    <Overall: +82 -62 =148 (53.4%) World Championships: +46 -41 =90 (51.4%)>

    PS: Botvinnik's secret matches were not included in this collection. Please refer to "Secret Matches: The Unknown Training Games of Mikhail Botvinnik", edited by Hannon Russell, with annotations by Jan Timman. 97 games have survived, with the following totals:

    +7 -3 =6 vs. Averbakh (plus 3 unfinished games)
    +2 -2 =0 vs. Balashov
    +0 -1 =0 vs. Flohr
    +4 -1 =3 vs. Furman (plus unfinished games)
    +0 -3 =0 vs. Kaminer
    +12 -1 =10 vs. Kan (+ 4 unfinished games)
    +0 -2 =1 vs. Rabinovich
    +10 -4 =9 vs. Ragozin (plus 1 unfinished game)
    +2 -1 =1 vs. Smyslov

    287 games, 1926-1970

  12. World champion blunders
    These are blunders made by world champions.
    18 games, 1892-2007

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