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Nikita Smirnov's favorite games
Compiled by Nikita Smirnov

This is my favourite games in this collection it's many good games like M.Tal-A.Vooremaa in Tallin and G.Kasparov-U.Andersson in Tilburg and other games with Najdorf,Queens Gambit,Nimzo-Indian and more!

This is a great game in the end!
Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

This is one of Kasparovs favourite games!
Kasparov vs Andersson, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

One of the greatest games,ever!
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

Morphys most known game ever!
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

It is my old chess teacher playing (L Karlsson)!
L Karlsson vs V Gagarin, 2006
(A12) English with b3, 51 moves, 1-0

He was kind here!
Bacrot vs L Karlsson, 2005 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

One of Capablancas best games!
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

A good Najdorf Game!
Shirov vs Gelfand, 1993
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 51 moves, 0-1

A good game with Gelfand playing Najdorf!
Short vs Gelfand, 1990 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 53 moves, 0-1

Behold the Immortal Game!
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Good Najdorf training with Topalov here!
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Another great Najdorf training with Topalov!
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 20 moves, 0-1

Kasparov showing Najdorf!
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

Great endgame!
A Ivanov vs A Vitolinsh, 1979 
(B40) Sicilian, 88 moves, 1-0

Another good Najdorf game!
Svidler vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

Good for teaching Najdorf!
Tal vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B56) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

One of Fischers best games!
Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Good training with Kasparov about the Najdorf!
Kasparov vs L Zaid, 1977 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0

A great Sacarifice in the end!
Short vs Stefansson, 2002 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Another Najdorf teaching with Tigran V Petrosians son!
K Asrian vs T L Petrosian, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another good Najdorf teaching with Portisch!
Tal vs Portisch, 1976 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Spassky and Portisch showing the Najdorf!
Spassky vs Portisch, 1979 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

A good Najdorf training!
Leko vs Morozevich, 2001 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Another good Najdorf teaching with Kasparov!
Leko vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Very close to the game against Kasparov in Linares!
Leko vs Polgar, 2001
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

One of some Najdorf Games with Spassky-T.V Petrosian!
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

Another Najdorf with T.V Petrosian,Spassky!
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1955 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Teaching Najdorf with Bronstein and it's father Miguel Najdorf!
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1-0

Najdorf by Spassky and Polugaevsky it s not the only game!
Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1970 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another Najdorf Game with Polugaevsky and Spassky!
Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1960 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

The last game with Najdorf that Polugaevsky and Spassky played!
Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1958 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

A Najdorf without any problems!
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1991 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

What a mystery!
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 1-0

I remmember the whole game in my head!
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

E Korchmar vs Y Polyak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

A game by the 11 years old Shirov which impressed Tal.
Shirov vs V Zhuravliov, 1983 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

A beautiful game showing how good year 1935 was.
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Shorts best game
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Smells Like Karpov Spirit
Karpov vs Sax, 1983 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Brilliant game with many sacrafices, just like I like it.
Segal vs A W Fox, 1900 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 0-1

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