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Distinctive styles
Compiled by chesssalamander
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Each game in this collection is meant to illustrate a distinctive style in chess.

Anderssen: the Romantic.

Morphy: the key transition between Romantic and Modern.

Steinitz: the first Modern.

Nimzovitch: the Hypermodern.

Tal: the Attacker.

Petrosian: the Defender.

Kasparov: the Dynamic player.

Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 72 moves, 0-1

Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 0-1

Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

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