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Useful games for openings
Compiled by Frankly
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These are games with instructional value flowing from examination of opening lines.

Ruy Lopez Open Defence - 6Re1 Nd6 good win for Black
K Erdeky vs Carlos Torre, 1924 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 21 moves, 0-1

Bold sacrifice on move 8 in Falkbeer
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Wonderful game in QGA 3e4 e5 4d5 line
Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1899  
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 0-1

Excellent game in Bg5 and e4 Semi-Slav line
Bacrot vs Fressinet, 2002 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Novel line in English 4 knights; lovely pseudo-sacrifice
Bareev vs S Volkov, 2005 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 35 moves, 1-0

English 4 knights, 9f3 e3 interesting
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 32 moves, 0-1

Instructive in classical response to Nimzo; 11...e5?
Bareev vs Morozevich, 2005 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 33 moves, 1-0

Nice open Ruy 9Nbd2 for Black
J Sena vs T Palmer, 1990 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 33 moves, 0-1

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