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Dr. Siggy's favorite games!
Compiled by Dr. Siggy
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Dr. Tarrasch, "The Game of Chess", english transl., London 1935, page xi: - "Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy."

Middle game: the forcible exposure of the King (weak IQP).
Anderssen vs Paulsen, 1873 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Endgame: R + PP vs R + B + P.
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1903 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 83 moves, 0-1

Endgame: R + B + PP vs R + B= + PP (the "French ending").
Tarrasch vs Teichmann, 1912 
(C14) French, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Middle game: two Bishops against castled position.
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Opening: relative values of men; capture of centre objective
Breyer vs Tarrasch, 1920 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

Middle game: Rook on open file and 7th rank (good N vs bad B).
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Middle game: pinning.
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

Middle game: Rook on open file; advanced pawn.
F Batik vs E Dyckhoff, 1930 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 0-1

Opening: Ruy Lopez, Open (vs 9. c3 Be7 10. Be3).
Keres vs E Dyckhoff, 1935 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Middle game: passed pawns.
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Opening: Closed Sicilian (vs French setup).
Spassky vs Kasparov, 1982 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

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