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Games in my "GOTM" web site.
Compiled by LIFE Master AJ

This is the game collection for my "Game Of The Month" web site. (Originally at: although this website is now closed.) My very first game was the exciting game that eventually decided the Russian Championships for 2003. (Svidler vs Morozevich, 2003)

I made this collection by request, so you would know when I annotated it and where you could go to see those annotations.

Be sure to check out any and all posts and kibitzes on the individual games themselves!! Good stuff! Have fun! (NOTE!!! Some games in my website ... have no corresponding game here. For example my March, 2004 game is from the Bundesliga competition. It is a game between Svidler and Rustemov. Yet it is NOT carried here!)

Please see my annotations of these great games ... and of course, please e-mail me at: "," to let me know what you think!!!!!

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NOTE: Geo-Cities (The original home of my "Game of The Month" website); will be closing soon ...

The new home for my "Game of The Month" website will be:

A brilliant win by Garry. ("Game of The Month," April, 2005.)
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

Without question, a great game. See my GOTM for April, 2004.
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

My "Game of The Month" for May, 2006. ("The Star of India.")
Topalov vs Anand, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

An interesting game ... and a better than average ending.
Van Wely vs V Akopian, 2005 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 44 moves, 1-0

A tough game that really decided the eventual tourney winner!
Svidler vs Morozevich, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

A short, but interesting struggle.
Svidler vs Shirov, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

An interesting and complicated game.
Shirov vs B Kurajica, 2004 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 1-0

An interesting struggle, a good game to study for TACTICS!!
Sutovsky vs Nakamura, 2003 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

An incredible game that seems to defy computer analysis!!
Rublevsky vs A Volokitin, 2004 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

My "Game of The Month" for April, 2006. (Masterly Q+P endgame.)
Topalov vs Nisipeanu, 2006 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 43 moves, 1-0

An exciting Sicilian ... of course there are sacrifices! 2-04
Anand vs Timman, 2004 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 29 moves, 1-0

My "Game of the Month" for March, 2005. (complex play)
S Volkov vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 42 moves, 0-1

My "Game of The Month" for OCT, 2005. (positional grind)
Ivanchuk vs Efimenko, 2005 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 47 moves, 1-0

My July (2005) "Game of the Month." (nice attack)
Ivanchuk vs Movsesian, 2005 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

A beautiful win ... by one of the best players of all time.
Korchnoi vs Beliavsky, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

My "Game of The Month" for June, 2005.
I Sokolov vs Shirov, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

A difficult theoretical struggle. Where did Black lose?
Van Wely vs Timman, 2004 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

An interesting Benoni
P Nikolic vs Navara, 2005 
(A63) Benoni, Fianchetto, 9...Nbd7, 47 moves, 1-0

Game for November, 2005. (Battle royale!)
Leko vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1

My "Game of The Month" For FEB, 2005. (wild Sicilian)
Anand vs Leko, 2005 
(B33) Sicilian, 57 moves, 0-1

My "Game of the Month" for JAN, 2005. (SAC!)
Anand vs Nisipeanu, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Black wins ... in a topical variation. (GOTM; Jan, 2006)
Gelfand vs Bareev, 2005 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

My "Game of The Month" for March, 2006. (Aronian wins!)
Leko vs Aronian, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

A nice effort ... in the Scotch Game. (June, 2006.)
Rublevsky vs Ponomariov, 2006 
(C45) Scotch Game, 54 moves, 1-0

A hot one ... in the Slav Defense. (Game for July, 2006.)
Shirov vs Harikrishna, 2006 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

The power of the Queen and Knight. (August, 2006.)
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2006 
(E97) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Best Game ("Game of the Month") Feb, 2006
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

GOTM for Oct, 2011. Brilliant play in a Fianchetto Grunfeld.
M Rodshtein vs J Zhou, 2011 
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O, 38 moves, 1-0

A very good Grunfeld game. (November, 2011)
Nakamura vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

GOTM for December, 2011. (King's Indian.)
Anand vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

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