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Games to Memorize
Compiled by takchess
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The Opera game
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

Mayet vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 15 moves, 0-1

The Young Lion
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Legal mate game from robertie
Taylor vs K Dreyer, 1934 
(C27) Vienna Game, 9 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

N Kosolapov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C46) Three Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

O Bjarnason vs V Dittler, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

G Minchev vs D Miraschiev, 1986 
(C46) Three Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Vienna Games-Many Attacking Pieces in Unison-Wow
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C28) Vienna Game, 16 moves, 1-0

AntiFalkbeer
Chigorin vs K A Walbrodt, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

L Ebbin vs P Corbin, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

tal
Tal vs Tringov, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 17 moves, 1-0

A Modern Opera Game
Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez. (good for opening theory)
Anand vs Topalov, 1998 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

legal Mate variation in Yusupov Build 1 book chpt 2
Berliner vs A Rott, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Extremely Sharp 2 Knights game with Qsac + N + B checkmate
Lewis vs E L Dayton, 1942 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

B2 or not b2 poison pawn in sicilian
Stripunsky vs Granda Zuniga, 1998 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 16 moves, 1-0

interesting tempo grabbing game and trap
Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Vienna
Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

elephant min.
P Topholm vs R Pape, 1988 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Scandy minature
David Phillips vs I Lindam, 1995 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 0-1

Scandy
V I Dimitrov vs D Rivera, 1994 
(B01) Scandinavian, 16 moves, 0-1

Chinese immortal
Ding Liren vs Lu Shanglei, 2012 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Portuguese Game
W Zili vs R M D P de Almeida, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 0-1

Classic icelandic play
P Zarnicki vs F Fiorito, 2000 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 0-1

Stunning exchange . SOUND ?
Mamedyarov vs A Brkic, 2012 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

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

VIENNA SAC FEST
P Richardson vs E Delmar, 1871 
(C27) Vienna Game, 15 moves, 1-0

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