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Games that Made Chess Proud
Compiled by chessmoron
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The greatest chess games that young and old can see over and over again. These games will go on for generations and generations.

Game of the Century
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's Immortal
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein's Immortal
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

The Brisbane Bombshell
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Andersson's Immortal
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Zugzwang Game
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Fischer dethrones Spassky
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury d'oh!
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Fischer to Larsen: "Get Bent!"
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

Capablanca's WC Game
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

Kramnik Outlast Gazza
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

The Battle of Hastings
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Classic Tal(e)
Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

RIP Bronstein: King David
Bronstein vs Keres, 1955 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Geller surprise Fischer
Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Nimzo at his best!
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's Gems
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Tal's impressive tactics
H Pfleger vs Tal, 1973 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capablanca capitalizes
Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1914 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Dubbed as "The Evergreen Game"
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Roughin' Reti
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Marshall lost to Capablanca at his own variation
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Game of Tartakower
F Lazard vs Tartakower, 1929 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

Fischer: Mind of a Genius
E Nikolic vs Fischer, 1968 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Nunn's Immortal
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Polish Immortal
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Spassky at his Best
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Trojan Horse
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Euwe plays the Dutch on Alekhine
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

Sucker Punch
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Bronstein plays 8. dxe4
Bronstein vs E Rojahn, 1956 
(C58) Two Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

"Ich bin ein Berliner"
Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Judit Polgar's chess masterpiece
Judit Polgar vs R Knaak, 1990 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 1-0

Meta-Morphysis
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Morphy's games
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Keres' best
Keres vs Eliskases, 1937 
(B50) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Rage Against the Machine
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Zukertort's masterpiece
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Think Like a Grandmaster
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

Fine win by Fischer
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Alekhine in his WC run
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

WC Spassky
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

A great sac like 43.Rxf5!! is truly a beauty
Saemisch vs Gruenfeld, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 48 moves, 1-0

Karpov's Immortal
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Short's brilliant attack
Short vs Ljubojevic, 1988 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 1-0

Nezhmet Kismet
Polugaevsky vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Take my wife and I'll beat you to a pulp
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Kramnik's interesting draw
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Heubner equalizes Karpov
Karpov vs Huebner, 1973 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Interesting endgame by Viktor Korchnoi
Korchnoi vs Filip, 1962 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal prevails against Fischer of who is the very BEST
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1

Stunning Bishop Sacrifice by Shirov and wins against Topalov
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

This is why Tal is a sacrificial genius
Tal vs Tringov, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 17 moves, 1-0

Unknown but should be world-wide known
H Kalsch vs S Erofeev, 1988
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Fischer beat up the Brynes
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

A Thing of the Passed
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Capa at his best
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Tal losing on Bishop sac
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

A complex endgame but great nevertheless
Janowski vs E Schallopp, 1896 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Simple Fischer game but dazzling as well
Minic vs Fischer, 1970 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 0-1

Efimeral Advantage
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

Making first impression for who is the champion
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

Grand Larseny
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Brussel Routs
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

Magical and dazzling game by Alekhine
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch the Thought
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

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