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Chess Pearls By Shailesh J.Nanal
Compiled by shaileshnanal
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Games that show some outstanding leaps in all departments of the game.These are the games which really deepens the mystery of chess with every move.

Karpov at his tactical best
Karpov vs Dimnov, 1960 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

A clear strategic masterpiece by Karpov
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

Attack and attack white's pieces are shouting for kill
Yu Yangyi vs Vitiugov, 2012 
(C15) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

Great endgame play by Ulf Andersson
Kasparov vs Andersson, 1981 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

Subtle moves clinch a point
B Andonov vs B Perenyi, 1985 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Mad attack gets its due punishment
J M Hodgson vs Petursson, 1989
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 0-1

King on the run
M Palac vs Agrest, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Slashing attack by Tal
Tal vs J Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Tolush sizzles
Tolush vs Kotov, 1945 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 1-0

Lively Endgame play
Keres vs Kotov, 1940
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 55 moves, 1-0

Mystical Knight moves
V Stulik vs Golombek, 1948
(B10) Caro-Kann, 46 moves, 0-1

Attack on the castled king
M Ahn vs M Davies, 2011
(C18) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

Very edgy game
Adams vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

King in grave danger
O Aharon vs L Calderon, 2009
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Long struggle
Janosevic vs Botvinnik, 1969 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 97 moves, 1-0

Aggression secures win
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

Karpov gets the hit
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Soviet Lasker fires
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

Kasparov still unbeaten
Kasparov vs The World, 1999 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Pressure points
E Goudriaan vs C Aghamaliyev, 2008
(E91) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Tal fires Spassky
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

Tal's incisive attack
Tal vs Spassky, 1980 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 44 moves, 1-0

Kasparov strikes hard
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

Fischer all the way
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Karpov moves ahead
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky downs a giant
Reshevsky vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky at his best
Short vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

A pure swindle
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

El grande Miguel
Najdorf vs Fischer, 1966 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 31 moves, 1-0

Aggressive sack
Z Varga vs S Kustar, 1993 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 24 moves, 1-0

A real Spragget attack
K Spraggett vs G Vescovi, 2004 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Spectacular sacrifices
Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

A very instructive endgame
Short vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

Fischer again
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

Larsen wins
Larsen vs Chandler, 1987 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Reti's Endgame
Reti vs P Romanovsky, 1925 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

N takes F7
Kerner vs A Brinckmann, 1955 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Action all the way
Van Wely vs S Zierk, 2009 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

Rooks move
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

Subtle and class
Hort vs Chandler, 1982 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Last thrust
L Spassov vs P Popov, 1977 
(A13) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Queen Sac
O'Kelly vs P Devos, 1937 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

Elegant rook ending
Turov vs T Sachdev, 2012 
(A04) Reti Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

Tigran's ending
K Langeweg vs Petrosian, 1973 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 51 moves, 0-1

T Gharamian vs A Hoffman, 2012
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Queen moves ahead
Pillsbury vs D G Baird, 1893 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Magical chess
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Forceful play
Bledow vs P Bilguer, 1838 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Fischer strikes again
Lombardy vs Fischer, 1960 
(B54) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Q agst pieces
S Nakonechny vs S Zavgorodniy, 2001
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

A perfect endgame
Iskov vs A Villeneuve, 1974
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

King on the run
Rohde vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1992 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 30 moves, 1-0

Attack all the way
N Pogonina vs V Gunina, 2012 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Quick Mate
J Finnegan vs R P Allen, 1948 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Q v/s Q
Rohde vs D Gurevich, 1990 
(A15) English, 52 moves, 1-0

Open game at best
Portisch vs Larsen, 1972 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Simple all the way
Harikrishna vs A Bellaiche, 2011 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Geller is finished
V Osnos vs Geller, 1967 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Rook sac
A Schneider vs M Dvoretzky, 1983 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

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