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Classic Games 4
Compiled by IMErikKislik
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O Rodriguez Vargas vs Quinteros, 1972 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

A Ostapenko vs S Kurkin, 1970 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

O'Kelly vs P Devos, 1937 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

R Wojtaszek vs E Sharapov, 2001 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

R Antonio vs T Dao, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

H Bohm vs A Kochyev, 1977 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 0-1

I Radulov vs L Spassov, 1974 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 0-1

L Eperjesi vs B Perenyi, 1980 
(A75) Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4, 39 moves, 1-0

L Aroshidze vs A Rzaev, 2007 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

B Melvin vs R Cunningham, 1994  
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

G Grigore vs Holzke, 1993 
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 31 moves, 1-0

Casas vs L Piazzini, 1952 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 14 moves, 1-0

L Sapi vs L Barczay, 1963 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs C Hansen, 1992 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

Panov vs N Sorokin, 1953 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs S E Gale, 1932 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 44 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Short, 1987 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 32 moves, 1-0

Lautier vs Karpov, 1995 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs A Pirtskhalava, 1947  
(A90) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Kramnik, 1993 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein vs Gajdos, 1905 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 50 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Fischer, 1959 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 31 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1961 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 47 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs R Akesson, 1980 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs Tartakower, 1948 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 43 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 64 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1912 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Salov, 1989 
(A15) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Ponomariov vs Z Gyimesi, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 43 moves, 1-0

B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

M Lowcki vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Ribli, 1986 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1-0

Kolisch vs T W Barnes, 1860 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

J Hultin vs Ulf Andersson, 1992 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

Sznapik vs Balashov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 68 moves, 0-1

Nunn vs Dzindzichashvili, 1984
(B57) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Aronin, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Topalov, 1996 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

G Estevez Morales vs Karpov, 1973 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 55 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Huebner, 1989 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

Amazing rook sacrifice by Topalov
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Tal destroys the kingside
Tal vs Van der Wiel, 1982 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Complicated and unclear game
Ruben Rodriguez vs Tal, 1979 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 69 moves, 0-1

Sasikiran vs Alexander Olkhovskiy, 2017
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 29 moves, 1-0

Aggressive play by Makogonov
V Makogonov vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs Igor Ivanov, 1989 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Re4 is a classical shot
A Matanovic vs Szabo, 1952 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Classic piece sacrifice for roaming pawns
Geller vs V Eingorn, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 46 moves, 0-1

Jansa vs Gligoric, 1974 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 52 moves, 0-1

Stein takes on f6
Stein vs Parma, 1962 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

D Rovner vs Tal, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Avtonomov, 1949 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Good knight versus bad bishop
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky beats Botvinnik in his own style
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 42 moves, 0-1

Calm rook lifts by Botvinnik
Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

White breaks through with a sacrifice
Vladimir Petrov vs R Grau, 1939 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Fine positional domination
Fine vs Botvinnik, 1938  
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 31 moves, 1-0

d5 breakthrough
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1949 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 46 moves, 0-1

Bronstein storms the king in natural fashion
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1950 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Tal sacrifices for the center
Tal vs Ghitescu, 1963 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Carlsen crushed by pawns and aggressive play
Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Great Shirov move
Gelfand vs Shirov, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

Nakamura stormed through
G G Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

Great endgame play by Petrosian
I Livshin vs Petrosian, 1964 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Petrosian dominates the center
Petrosian vs J Kozma, 1958 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Lasker defends and wins
Euwe vs Lasker, 1934 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 0-1

Nice rook sacrifice
L Day vs J Berry, 1975 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

b4 is a great shot
Onischuk vs Shabalov, 2007 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Ponomariov wins nicely
Ponomariov vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

Zsofia Polgar vs Larsen, 1995 
(B56) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Aronian dominated Leko
Aronian vs Leko, 2009 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Classic d5 breakthrough to be met by exd5 Bxd5
Alekhine vs Golombek, 1938 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Complicated game with mutual sacrifices
Short vs Seirawan, 1986 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Playing with the bishop pair
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Classic smothered mate
C Golmayo vs Loyd, 1867 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Pure domination
Nimzowitsch vs H Duhm, 1926  
(A13) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Great finish
K Van Leens Dijkstra vs J Penrose, 1983 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Tal vs A S Segal, 1952 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

Bxe6 fxe6 Qh4! is a great positional concept
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Qe3-g5! is a great queen exchange to exploit Black's queenside
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1943 
(C46) Three Knights, 40 moves, 1-0

25. Bg6 is a classic move
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Kavalek's Immortal
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

The Polish Immortal
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs S Schweber, 1962 
(E73) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

Bareev vs Shirov, 1992
(E73) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Anand, 1991 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Yusupov, 1983 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 44 moves, 1-0

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