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blair45's favorite games
Compiled by blair45
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An excellent example of how Black should handle the Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad Variation. Also, a well planned king side pawnstorm.

Excellent handling of the N-I, Leningrad Var. & K side P storm.
I Krush vs Browne, 1999
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 30 moves, 0-1

A Medina Garcia vs Tal, 1966 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 38 moves, 0-1

Podgaets vs G Zaichik, 1986 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Instructive end game (move 50 onward).
T Wiesniak vs Kholmov, 1991 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 53 moves, 0-1

Beautiful example of pins. Nice tactical play
Kupreichik vs Sveshnikov, 1986 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

20. Nd5!! Pretty Queen sac. Nice forced sequence.
Tkachiev vs W Watson, 1993 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

White turns the tables -- long, pretty combo., move 41.
E Inarkiev vs M M Kazhgaleyev, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 50 moves, 1-0

Good line against the Benko. Imaginative ending (24 on)
J L Watson vs Z Fayvinov, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD, exchange variation w. 9. Ng-e2
Al Rakib Mollah Abdullah vs F N Stephenson, 1999
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Beautiful Queen sac (move 31), well coordinated pieces.
Piket vs Smirin, 1993 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 1-0

Queen sac, 11. ...Nxd5
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Petrosian wins a pretty one.
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Nice combinations, beginning with move 17
Bologan vs Movsesian, 2005 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Leningrad Dutch; Imaginative play
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Neo-Gruenfeld -- Interesting set-up against the Gruenfeld
G Kluger vs Grob, 1955 
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 23 moves, 1-0

Petrosian plays like Tal
B Andersen vs Petrosian, 1960 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 29 moves, 0-1

33. Bxb7, then exact play is needed
Kasparov vs A Georgiadis, 1996 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

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