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Games to study when annotations come out
Compiled by notyetagm
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Anand's Semi-Slav beats Carlsen, R+P vs B+P endgame
Carlsen vs Anand, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk expertly maneuvers his pieces against Leko
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 1-0

Topalov plays a magnificent White Najdorf to beat Ivanchuk
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

Carlsen's simple, strong moves a la Capablanca crush Topalov
Topalov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 44 moves, 0-1

Radjabov's crystal-clear play a la Capablanca crushes Carlsen
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Carlsen wins classic game over Aronian's Ruy Lopez from Linares
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

Carlsen drowns Chucky in a sea of tactical complications
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Magnus forks his way to first win over Anand
Carlsen vs Anand, 2008 
(A20) English, 48 moves, 1-0

Malakhov wins a dead equal two bishops ending against Bareev(!)
V Malakhov vs Bareev, 2008 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 81 moves, 1-0

Kamsky gives yet another endgame clinic, this time to Adams
Kamsky vs Adams, 2008 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 1-0

Bacrot vs Carlsen, 2008 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 62 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Adams, 2008 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 56 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(C11) French, 43 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Leko, 2008 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 58 moves, 1-0

Carlsen conjures up incredible endgame mating net versus Shirov
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 63 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Naiditsch, 2007 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 49 moves, 1-0

Carlsen first kills the counterplay then attacks weak pawns
Nisipeanu vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 0-1

Kramnik plays a crushing kingside attack in a "Quiet" variation
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 2008 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk applies the pressure to Kramnik until he cracks
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Carlsen wins an instructive opposite-colored bishops ending
Carlsen vs Pelletier, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Another fine Carlsen win
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2007 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

A stupendous fighting draw between Alekseev and Carlsen
E Alekseev vs Carlsen, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wang Yue beats the solid ... c7-c5!? pawn sac against Samisch
Wang Yue vs Radjabov, 2008 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

Aronian's contender for Best Played Game of 2008
I Cheparinov vs Aronian, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Aronian just completely(!) outplays Grischuk in a QGD Semi-Slav
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Shirov, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

Moro nukes Kramnik's Semi-Slav
Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

How does Moro get a winning position after only 12 moves?
Morozevich vs Ponomariov, 2008 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Kramnik defeats a KID-style attack in an attractive game
Kramnik vs E Alekseev, 2008 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Anand, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

14 Bc1-h6!? was good but 14 Bg2xNd5!, 15 Bc1-h6 was much better
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B40) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Anand, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 77 moves, 1-0

This great win by Carlsen will definitely get annotated
Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2009 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2010 
(D85) Grunfeld, 91 moves, 1-0

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