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Rory O Rion's favorite games
Compiled by Rory O Rion
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Wizard's Pleasure

The composer's notes are pawns.
J Bruehl vs Philidor, 1783 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

Morphy's magic: tactical focus.
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Morphy's dynamic tatics progressively developes.
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Untitled . .
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Mystery . .
J Mieses vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Fearless.
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 26 moves, 1-0

Memories of Philador
V Liublinsky vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

3rd move, 8th harmonic: surprise! FN reveals players imaginatio
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Queen at play.
Kosteniuk vs C P Gouw, 2000 
(C00) French Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Read&Contemplate: again&again. .(key: Harmonic-7; M-1)
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1921 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

A-wow-A!
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1921 
(C26) Vienna, 12 moves, 1-0

Just when you're sure you've won . .
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1927 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

'Dance of Isolated Pawn' forward, hold; forward, hold, forward.
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1927 
(A09) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

End-game question?: Is this really a draw?
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1926 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rooks position themselves to capture pawn's end game.
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1926 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Excellent; example of GM play& Cabab's ."Begin with end-game"
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 69 moves, 1-0

surprise follows surprise . .
P Moran Santamaria vs E Franco Raymundo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

A lesson in Wisdom
A Andreev vs Khmelnitsky, 1988 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Nothing is 'unthinkable'
D de Vreugt vs P Egeli, 2001 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Creative surprise!
R Schulder vs S Boden, 1853 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Doing the 'work': examine ALL options before deciding,
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

S mother!
K Bischoff vs K Mueller, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Wow!
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

The "Immortal Draw"
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Play along the axis.
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

"I never knew such a game was possible" Tigran Petrosian
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

The Austrian Morphy
M Hewitt vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

A self-existing Queen
Tal vs F Olafsson, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

Prime Spassky!
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

A Queen's Imagination
Skripchenko vs Fressinet, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 37 moves, 1-0

Philidor Student
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Imagination; tactical mindfulness.
Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1937 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

Master of Philidor: i c PCU-Red Resonant Skywalker(K-33)
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1924 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

Who's Playing: Philidor or Morphy?
Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Morphy 'miniture'(age 12)
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

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