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Roaring 20th century: Golden century of chess
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Game breaks Tal's 93-game unbeaten streak and he annotates it
Tal vs N Kirov, 1974 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

O Chajes vs Reti, 1923 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 62 moves, 1-0

J Penrose vs Blau, 1957 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Kavalek vs Matulovic, 1966 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Kouatly, 1980 
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Huzman vs A Graf, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs L Schmid, 1949 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

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

Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kholmov vs Hort, 1967 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 70 moves, 1-0

L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Velimirovic vs Rajkovic, 1971 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

The old wizard conquers the Bishop pair with Rook
Blackburne vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs Tal, 1968 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

V Ruban vs A Poluljahov, 1994 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 28 moves, 1-0

G Beikert vs Keitlinghaus, 1999 
(A06) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

Ivkov vs Korchnoi, 1957 
(C16) French, Winawer, 94 moves, 0-1

M Dvoretzky vs Smyslov, 1974 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Benko vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 74 moves, 1-0

Kotov vs Pachman, 1950 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 68 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Gruenfeld, 1929 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 70 moves, 1-0

Dolmatov vs Speelman, 1989 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 68 moves, 1-0

L Zaitseva vs O Stjazhkina, 1999 
(A06) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

W Stern vs G Sanakoev, 1994 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 0-1

Alburt vs A J Mestel, 1984 
(E73) King's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

Szabo vs C Kottnauer, 1950 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

E Zagorjansky vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

Carls vs Hartlaub, 1921 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Unzicker vs M Czerniak, 1954 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

J Caldas Vianna vs A S Paes de Barros, 1900  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Suba vs M Marin, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 46 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Endgame manuals get written after games like this.
A Chernin vs Drasko, 1988 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 1-0

K G Shirazi vs A S Zilberberg, 1986 
(B20) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Marjanovic vs P Popovic, 1980 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 45 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs A Kaufmann, 1919 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

L Karlsson vs H Olafsson, 1979 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Uhlmann, 1973 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Vasiukov, 1955 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

A Minasian vs A Sokolov, 1999 
(B40) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

A Matanovic vs Tal, 1958 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 57 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Koblents, 1961 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 32 moves, 1-0

Panno vs J Sherwin, 1953 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 33 moves, 1-0

Miles vs Sax, 1980 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 40 moves, 0-1

Timman vs Ulf Andersson, 1984 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

F Vogt vs Rudolf Kassel, 1941 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 46 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs G Minchev, 1988 
(B57) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

Janowski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 78 moves, 0-1

Uhlmann vs Smyslov, 1956 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

Joel Benjamin vs Gufeld, 1998 
(B53) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1919 
(C13) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 0-1

Nijboer vs Anand, 1998  
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 36 moves, 0-1

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