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Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

The Flying Knights
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Miles vs Spassky, 1978  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Portisch, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Kiril D Georgiev vs Dlugy, 1983 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Gufeld, 1967 
(A15) English, 35 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Pinter vs C Thomson, 1989 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

B Siff vs Kashdan, 1948 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Wen Yang vs V Artemiev, 2016 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A13) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Aronian vs A Volokitin, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Short, 1995 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Simagin vs Abramson, 1960 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

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

B Ider vs Yifan Hou, 2017 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

S Tatai vs Karpov, 1977 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 0-1

Wei Yi vs Navara, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Yifan Hou vs Li Chao, 2011 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 36 moves, 0-1

J Bai vs Ding Liren, 2017 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Ftacnik vs O Cvitan, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

Lilienthal vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

A Sundin vs Erik Andersson, 1964 
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Leitao vs F de Cresce El Debs, 2010 
(D80) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

J Pallesen vs J Aagaard, 2002  
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2014 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 43 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

V Zvjaginsev vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2006 
(C00) French Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Navara vs R Wojtaszek, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 1-0

Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prins vs L Day, 1968 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Estrin vs R Strand, 1966 
(C59) Two Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

Kholmov vs Keres, 1959 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Seirawan vs Barbero, 1979 
(A28) English, 26 moves, 1-0

J B Bednarski vs Korchnoi, 1966 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs S Johannessen, 1966 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Carlsen, 2017 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

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

L Belov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1961 
(C59) Two Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

Svidler vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

A Asgeirsson vs I Raud, 1936 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

K Alekseenko vs J S Christiansen, 2019
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

Azmaiparashvili vs A Chernin, 1980 
(A28) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1975 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1927 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Sax vs I Farago, 1973 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

P Popovic vs Marjanovic, 1979 
(B50) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

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