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May The Force Be With You
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A13) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Action flick
S Belavenets vs Botvinnik, 1934 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

To Meet Short
Kasparov vs Short, 1993 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Vendetta
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(B32) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

And it makes me Wonder ...
Akopian vs A Lugovoi, 2004 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 32 moves, 1-0

Maybe next time, Q
Quinteros vs Fischer, 1970 
(A10) English, 42 moves, 0-1

Incredible positional foresight
Szabo vs Fischer, 1970 
(A36) English, 37 moves, 0-1

A Thief
Alekhine vs Reti, 1924 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 44 moves, 1-0

Power of rooks
K Nadporoshky vs Botvinnik, 1925 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

White death down H file
Alekhine vs Lilienthal, 1933 
(A22) English, 56 moves, 1-0

Judgement day
Hydra vs Fritz, 2004 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Peter Pan
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Magical Grunfeld
Bisguier vs Benko, 1963 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Attack to draw
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(E92) King's Indian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian beats Pachman in a spectacular way -again
Pachman vs Petrosian, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 36 moves, 0-1

Advantage built in heaven
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Symphaty for the devil
Marshall vs Lasker, 1914  
(A53) Old Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

Defensive masterpiece
Anand vs Ftacnik, 1993 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Anand isn't afraid of endgame
Bacrot vs Anand, 2006 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 0-1

Two fighters
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1982 
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 36 moves, 0-1

Alekhine's trademark game
Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

C'est la vie.
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Once upon a time in Sicily
Leko vs Kasparov, 2003 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mad Leko
Leko vs L Bruzon Batista, 2005 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 25 moves, 1-0

Crocodile
P Mithrakanth vs Anand, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 0-1

Sleepy Hollow
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1932  
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Good Times, Bad Times
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Energy
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Breezer
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

Pure.
Korchnoi vs Portisch, 1983 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

Star trek
A Sokolov vs Salov, 1983 
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Big Boss
J Sunye Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

Fifth element
Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

Intermezzo
Uhlmann vs Smyslov, 1956 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

When the guard is away ...
K Vygodchikov vs Alekhine, 1910 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

Back In Black
I Bilek vs Tal, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Angel of vengeance
Svidler vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

KanCan
Svidler vs Rublevsky, 2005 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 70 moves, 1-0

Imaginative ride
Kramnik vs Ehlvest, 1995 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Sting
Karpov vs I D Dorfman, 1976 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Legend
Oll vs Azmaiparashvili, 1993 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 40 moves, 1-0

Time goes by
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Preview of 20th Century?
Blackburne vs Lasker, 1892 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

War and peace
Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1912 
(A43) Old Benoni, 19 moves, 1-0

Bu
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1

Applause
Tartakower vs Schlechter, 1909  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Deja vu ?
L Carranza vs Alekhine, 1926 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 18 moves, 0-1

Tornado
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1918 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1-0

Blindfolded waltz
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2003 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 39 moves, 1-0

Desperado
J F Barry vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

The Curse of Jade Scorpion
J Mieses vs Lasker, 1889 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

The Seventh Seal
Alburt vs Kasparov, 1978 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 56 moves, 0-1

Chucklate
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1993 
(B57) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Put in the dishwasher
Kramnik vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Papillon
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Singin' in The Rain
Tolush vs Tal, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 38 moves, 0-1

Full Metal Jacket
Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Loser
Korchnoi vs E Paoli, 1965 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Rave
Alekhine vs Reti, 1922 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Evil Dead
Kramnik vs Svidler, 2005 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1-0

Those Were The Days
Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 60 moves, 1-0

Las Ketchup
Lasker vs Annie Mabel Gooding, 1908 
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

Grease
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1956 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dante's peak
Timman vs Kasparov, 1985 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Fight Fire With Fire
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 41 moves, 1-0

The Unforgiven
Karpov vs Anand, 1998 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 108 moves, 1-0

Uninvited
Gelfand vs Anand, 1993 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Stone Free
Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1

Like a rainbow
Smyslov vs Bronstein, 1951 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

A very long trip
Capablanca vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 36 moves, 1-0

In good comapny
Capablanca vs Euwe, 1931 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

... this changed Victor forever!
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 1-0

Big sleep
E Franco Raymundo vs Tal, 1962 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 62 moves, 0-1

Human stain
Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 103 moves, 1/2-1/2

Messiah
Anand vs Kramnik, 2004 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bumble Bee
Karpov vs Sax, 1983 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

House of the Rising Sun
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Movin' on
Karpov vs Huebner, 1982 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Windows
Smyslov vs Gufeld, 1967 
(A15) English, 35 moves, 0-1

New planet
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1

Wicked games
Guimard vs Fischer, 1960 
(A48) King's Indian, 58 moves, 0-1

Vice of gambling
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 83 moves, 1-0

Click
Smejkal vs Karpov, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 72 moves, 0-1

Hansel and Gretel
Kasparov vs Svidler, 1999 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 31 moves, 1-0

Shuttle
Keres vs Reshevsky, 1953 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Deja vu
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 57 moves, 1-0

Rich
Smyslov vs P Trifunovic, 1955 
(A17) English, 48 moves, 1-0

Creativity
Spassky vs Geller, 1965 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Seven Seas of Rhye
Jobava vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 56 moves, 0-1

Petrosian's pawns
Hort vs Petrosian, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

A kind of magic
Ravinsky vs Smyslov, 1944 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 40 moves, 0-1

Departed
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Age of Innocence
Bronstein vs Euwe, 1953 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

One for the books
Svidler vs Morozevich, 2006 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 80 moves, 1-0

Untouchables
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Led Boots
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Baila
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1899 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

Dazed and confused
Kramnik vs Krasenkow, 2003 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 80 moves, 1-0

Let it rain
Spassky vs Alburt, 1985 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Smooth
F Axelsson vs Alekhine, 1935
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 39 moves, 0-1

Clockwork orange
Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1961 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

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