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Favorite Games by Favorite Players
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A list of my favorite players, and some of their better games.

My Favorite Player in the Planet
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Favorite from Another Planet
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 49 moves, 1-0

Favorite Former World Champion
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Favorite Teacher
Tarrasch vs K A Walbrodt, 1895 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Favorite Author
Seirawan vs Timman, 1990 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

The Player I Learned the Most From
Karpov vs Huebner, 1982 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Shah of the Royal Game
Mamedyarov vs B Galstian, 2002 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

The Unstoppable Force
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

The Eastern Wizard
Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

The Fabulous One
Caruana vs A Giri, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Oui Monsieur!
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ding Liren, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

The One Who Convinced Me to Pick 1. d4
Aronian vs A Volokitin, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

The Boy Wonder
Wei Yi vs Zhou Jianchao, 2013 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 27 moves, 1-0

The Godfather of Attacking Chess
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

The Icon
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Wonder Why No One Ever Called Him the Blonde Tal?...
Lautier vs Shirov, 1990 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

... Did they See a Future Rival?...
R Rapport vs N Huschenbeth, 2010 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

... or Was it Meant for the Beautiful Gender?
V Gunina vs Ju Wenjun, 2013 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 30 moves, 1-0

And While We're Speaking of New Tals
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Some Have Given Us Unforgettable Moments
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Games That Make Your Blood Boil
A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Attack at All Times
Kupreichik vs G Danner, 1966 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

Attack at All Costs
Lautier vs Vaganian, 2004 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

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

Especially with Black
Anand vs Radjabov, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Let's Not Forget the Uncrowned King
Hort vs Keres, 1961 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

The Man with Multiple Brilliancies
Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

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

The Mastermind
Gruenfeld vs Alekhine, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

The Man with a Plan
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

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

The Cool Customer
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

The Queen of the Game of Kings
Judit Polgar vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Third Musketeer
Yu Yangyi vs L Dominguez, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 1-0

Gata Love Him
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1

The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

New Kid in the Block
A Firouzja vs M Bluebaum, 2017 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Mr. Nice Guy
Navara vs Sasikiran, 2009 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

No More Mr. Nice Guy
Svidler vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

The Vesper
Geller vs Panno, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Rooting for Him is My Guilty Pleasure
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

Favorite 19th Century Player
Maroczy vs Charousek, 1896 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Last but not Least: A Genius Beyond Chess
P K Wells vs Y Habu, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

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