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champs vs champs
Compiled by kevin86

games between 2 players who either have,are,or will hold the world title or between a champ and a high contendor

max and alex
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

Lasker saves title at the buzzer
Lasker vs Schlechter, 1910  
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 71 moves, 1-0

only recorded game of these two
Botvinnik vs Fischer, 1962 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

great tactics by EL
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1895 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

amusing endgame after both sides promote
Spassky vs Tal, 1958 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 73 moves, 0-1

sac or not-it's an elegant finish
Fischer vs Benko, 1965 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 37 moves, 1-0

white lends his queen to promote an anxious pawn
Spassky vs Larsen, 1969 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 67 moves, 1-0

a real marshall plan
Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

good combination by Tal-did he get tires with the "Fillip"?
Tal vs Filip, 1967 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury-point lasker-counterpoint!!
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

great queen sac by alex
Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

good Russian chess during WW2
V Lyublinsky vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

Karpov wins big one!!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1-0

Froma1,rook mates at h8 in two moves
Karpov vs Taimanov, 1977 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

tick-tick-tick-boom!! Karpov loses on time
Anand vs Karpov, 1996 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Alex mates Capa in fine fashion!
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

sharp ending---bearhug
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1958 
(A16) English, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Euwe falls into twopenny trap
Lasker vs Euwe, 1936  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Capablanca outlasts Lasker in Brilliacy prize game
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1924 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

a 2004 duel to the finish!
Kramnik vs Anand, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov is downed in this unusual one!
Karpov vs Salov, 1989 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik pulls one off,a pin ends a guard,then wins!
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

a rare loss by Capablanca with blanco pieces
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1913 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

a quaint mate by Alex
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Cavaliers on a roll
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Thrust and counter thrust.
Euwe vs G A Thomas, 1934 
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical,, 26 moves, 1-0

Alex gains a draw
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1934 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

capa wins game w opposite bishops
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 64 moves, 0-1

Brilliant win by Boris-queen sac
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Kursk on the chessboard
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

2004 champ. fine finish to this one!
Adams vs V Akopian, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1-0

championship won on a blunder
Adams vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 60 moves, 0-1

R+2P vs R-with BP and RP even Steinitz couldn't win!
Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1898 
(C59) Two Knights, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tartakower blunders on 99th move to lose
Tartakower vs Alekhine, 1926 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 99 moves, 0-1

Champ Lasker vs early Capa-Rage against the Machine
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

an Euwe masterpiece-sacs everywhere.
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

Kramnik's cramming didn't help vs Leko
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 32 moves, 0-1

Lasker ties up old champ Steinitz
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

K+R vs K doesn't win!!!! Time expired?
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1992 
(A20) English, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Breakfast of Champions---RIP Kurt Vonnegut
Tal vs Petrosian, 1973 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Topalev beats Kramnik in a wild one
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

a near hole-in-one for Kramnik
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 25 moves, 1-0

1921 Lasker-Capa:the changing of the guard
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 56 moves, 0-1

seventh game of this epic 1894 WC match
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Capa wins second of four vs Lasker
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

Kramnik saves title in final game with win!
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Anand wins brilliantly in endgame
Stellwagen vs Anand, 2009 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 52 moves, 0-1

two crusty old champs play this dazzler
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

reversal:Steinitz is forced to Foot the Bill
E C Foot vs Steinitz, 1893 
(C59) Two Knights, 53 moves, 1-0

Spassky outTals Tal.
Tal vs Spassky, 1954 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Kaspy goes down to machine!
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

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