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The Passing of the Torch
Compiled by eightbyeight
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The last games in this database where a world champion beat the previous world champion.

Steinitz vs Lasker, 1899 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs Capablanca, 1936 
(B58) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1938 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1965 
(A22) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Petrosian, 1973 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Petrosian, 1975 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 41 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 2009 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2001 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Kramnik, 2013 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

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