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The best 1...b6 games
Compiled by SwitchingQuylthulg
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Some lovely games featuring my favourite opening, 1...b6! (Note: this collection is not finished at all, and many games I'd love to add to it are missing from this database. It will probably reach the collection game limit one day.)

A model refutation of an early pawn advance
R Akesson vs Short, 1980 
(A10) English, 24 moves, 0-1

Whitre's game in its last throes after an early e4
R Burnett vs Kraai, 2004 
(A10) English, 46 moves, 0-1

A trap in the English defense
Y Gruenfeld vs E Prie, 1990 
(A10) English, 40 moves, 0-1

This one features an unusual, Blatny-like line
K Pytel vs L Piasetski, 1978
(A10) English, 46 moves, 0-1

An Olympic brilliancy by Sadler - pity he retired
D Zagorskis vs Sadler, 1998 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 0-1

6...Ne4?! No need to put it there yet
Adorjan vs Miles, 1983
(A10) English, 61 moves, 1-0

Two top players draw in the English Defense
Kasparov vs Morozevich, 2000 
(A10) English, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Pergericht vs J P Boudre, 1988 
(A10) English, 12 moves, 0-1

Mutual queenside fianchetto
Gulko vs C Bauer, 2001
(A10) English, 47 moves, 1-0

Note to self: analyze this game
T S Ravi vs Blatny, 2000
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

A very well conducted game by Ilincic
Ilincic vs B Filipovic, 1997
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

A masterpiece by Hodgson
S Knott vs Hodgson, 2000 
(A10) English, 28 moves, 0-1

An interesting draw between two Hungarians
B Badea vs Z Varga, 2000 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Look at that wonderful knight at a1...
Velimirovic vs B Filipovic, 1996 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

Not poor play by either side... whatever it looks like.
A Lambert vs J Toscano, 2000
(A10) English, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sadler vs Kengis, 1997 
(A10) English, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Versatility
K Kaunas vs Kengis, 1995
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

The original
Morphy vs Owen, 1858 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

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