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Games of Unsurpassed Beauty
Compiled by micahtuhy
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This is a Game Collection of some of the most beautiful games of Chess ever played. While Some of them (The Immoral Game, etc) aren't as technically sound, but this collection is not about accuracy as much as aesthetic value.

The Most Famous Final Position in the History of Chess.
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

The Opera Game, History's Most Famous Game
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

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

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

Double Queen Sacrifice Mating Combination
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

McDonnell's Famous Two-Knight Checkmate
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Lasker's Double Bishop Sacrifice, "Emanuel's Labor"
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Steinitz's Two Rook Sacrifice Against Chigorin
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

"Il Calabrese" Testament to the Italian School
NN vs Greco, 1625 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 0-1

The James Bond Attack, Russia vs. Rest of the World - Board One
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Traxler's Immortal
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

The Last Round
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

The First American Chess Congress, American Beauty
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

The Golden Piece Game
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

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

The Return of the King
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

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

Considered the Greatest game of Postal Chess ever played.
Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Fischer's Last Great Masterpiece
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Smyslov's Masterpiece
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

The Purely Intuitive Knight Sacrifice
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Petrosian's Spanks Spassky
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Petrosian's Great Queen Sacrifice
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Petrosian's Dancing King - The Great Defender
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

Petrosian's Pawn Storm
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

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