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MarkFinan's Classic games by histories greats
Compiled by MarkFinan
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Everytime I come across a game I see as a classic by one of the top 50 players of all time (which is debatable!) I will add it to this collection. I hope to add a 100 game's, then whittle it down to my 10 personal favourites.

Anand another thing!! Study your endgames?
Kasparov vs Anand, 2003 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 62 moves, 1-0

This Bird flew into the arms of Morpheus!
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Carlsen's first classic?
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

Anands best game ever? Taking his opponent into consideration
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

It's Morphy.... annihilating his opponent for a change!
Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Alekhine vs Colle, 1926 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

NN vs Santa Claus, 1908  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

Einstein vs Oppenheimer, 1933 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2007 
(B07) Pirc, 28 moves, 1-0

Kan vs Botvinnik, 1935 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1912 
(A43) Old Benoni, 19 moves, 1-0

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

Tal vs Anand, 1989 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 0-1

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

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