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The Best in Chess
Compiled by Korora

Games from The Best in Chess (1965, by Israel Albert Horowitz and Jack Battell).

Games will be listed in the order in which they appear in the book.

Games missing from database:

From <Chess Brevities>:

J. E. Bischoff vs. W. K. Estes, no place or date given in book, Norris Gambit, Estes resigned on move 10.

Schmann vs. R. Teschner, Bad Pyrmont, 1950, French Defense, Teschner mated on move 10.

Kunin vs. Ochsenhaut, Moscow, 1958, Ochsenhaut resigned on move 11.

Gene Evans vs. Karl J. Keppler, no place or date given, Evans resigned after Keppler's eleventh move.

Chulkov vs. Khaveman, Moscow, 1947, Chulkov mated on move 12.

N. Kampars vs. F Pigl, Austria, 1950, Kampars mated om move 12.

Morlock vs Kramer, Varna, 1962, Kramer resigned on move 12.

Saalbach vs. Pollmacher, Leipzig, 1861, Saalbach mated on move 13.

Lombardy vs. NN, Colby College, Maine, 1961, the Immortal Patzer resigned on move 13.

From <Chess Titans of the Thirties>:

F. Chalupetzky vs. Kallos, Gyor, 1932, Chalupetzky mated on move 36.

From <Chess Traps>:

T. C. Madigan vs. A. Johnson, date and place unknown, Johnson resigned on move 16.

Brychta vs. Botur, Prague, 1952, Botur resigned on move 14.

F. J. Marshall vs. Amateur, date and place unknown, Marshall mated on move 14.

L. Pachman vs. Fichtl, Czechoslovakia, 1957, Pachman mated on move 15.

Ervin Haag vs. Egon Varnusr, Hungarian National Championship, 1958, Varnusr resigned on move 20.

A. Schroeder vs. A. Rudy, Manhattan Chess Club Rapid Transit, 1958, Schroeder resigned after Rudy's 19th move.

W. J. Shipman vs. A. B. Bisguier, Manhattan Chess Club Championship, 1960, Shipman resigned after Bisguier's 19th move.

Ruger vs. Herold, Dresden, 1926, Herold resigned on move 14.

Schuster vs. Hodakowsky, Stuttgary, 1948, Hodakowsky resigned on move 18.

J. Mieses vs. Chigorin, Ostend, 1906, Mieses mated on move 16.

Ban vs. Czirjak, Hungary, 1941, Ban mated on move 14.

From <Master Play of the Forties>:

Reshevsky vs. Kashdan, Grünfeld Defense, US Championship Playoff in Plattsburg NY, year not given, Kashdan resigned on move 40.

L. Steiner vs. G. Fuester, Budapest, 1948, French Defense, Fuester resigned on move 24.

From <Chess Caviar>:

Donisthorpe vs. Mundell, London, 1892, Three Knights Game, Mundell resigned on move 15.

Taube vs. Pinotti, Hamuburg. 1939, Petroff Defense, Taube mated on move 15.

B. Sackman vs. J. Ricard, Albany, 1950, French Defense, Ricard resigned on move 15.

H. Johner vs. S. G. Tartakower, Berlin, 1928, Sicilian Defense, Johner resigned after Tartakower's 15th move.

J. Zuckertort vs. Amateur, London, 1880, Vienna Game, NN resigned on move 16.

A. O'Kelly vs. Ahlbach, Postal game, 1938, Sicilian Defense, Ahlbach resigned on move 16.

Iljagujev vs. Vannerstrom, Czechoslovakia, 1963, Ruy Lopez, Vannerstrom resigned on move 16.

Under construction.

(Chess Brevities)
A Seppelt vs Leganki, 1950 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

(Chess Brevities)
A Hrdy vs H Haberditz, 1951 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 8 moves, 0-1

(Chess Brevities)
Pillsbury vs Fernandez, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 9 moves, 1-0

(Chess Brevities)
A Pearsall vs White, 1935 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

(Chess Brevities)
G A Thomas vs E Sapira, 1932 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 10 moves, 1-0

(Chess Brevities)
Filip vs N Hruskova-Belska, 1951 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 10 moves, 1-0

(Chess Brevities)
Y Rusakov vs B Verlinsky, 1947 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

(Chess Brevities)
J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

(Chess Brevities) (Vasic as "Amateur" & book gives wrong date)
Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 11 moves, 1-0

(Chess Brevities) (Book gives var. 10 ... Ke8 11 Rd8#)
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

(Chess Brevities)
G Nagy vs J Balogh, 1932 
(B20) Sicilian, 11 moves, 0-1

(Chess Brevities)
J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

(Chess Brevities) (No place or date given in book)
B Winkler vs M Thompson, 1960 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

(Chess Brevities)
A Espeli vs Andersen, 1952 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 0-1

(Chess Brevities) (White credited by book as Bird alone)
Bird / Dobell vs NN, 1886 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

(Chess Brevities)
W Springe vs H Gebhard, 1927 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

(Chess Brevities)
O Feuer vs O'Kelly, 1934 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

(Chess Brevities)
G Kluger vs Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

(Chess Brevities) (Book lists Black as E. G. Exell)
Milner-Barry vs NN, 1961
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 13 moves, 1-0

(Chess Brevities)
Deutgen vs L Schmid, 1948 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 13 moves, 0-1

(Chess Titans of the Thirties)
Colle vs Kashdan, 1931 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

(Chess Titans of the Thirties)
Alekhine vs W Winter, 1932 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

(Chess Titans of the Thirties)
Nimzowitsch vs Stoltz, 1934 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

(Chess Titans of the Thirties)
E Eliskases vs Gilg, 1934
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

(Chess Titans of the Thirties)
R Krogius vs A Niemela, 1934 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

(Chess Titans of the Thirties) (Book has Capa resign w/out Kd7)
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

(Titanic Throes of the Later Thirties) (Black as Laurentius)
Keres vs L Laurine, 1935 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

(Titanic Throes of the Later Thirties) (Book gives wrong date)
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

(Titanic Throes of the Later Thirties)
I A Horowitz vs P Trifunovic, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 50 moves, 1-0

(Titanic Throes of the Later Thirties)
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 68 moves, 1-0

(Titanic Throes of the Later Thirties)
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

(Titanic Throes of the Later Thirties)
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

(Chess Traps) (Kamishov misspelled as Kamshov)
Smyslov vs M Kamyshov, 1945 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

(Chess Traps)
Wade vs D Mardle, 1960 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 17 moves, 0-1

(Chess Traps)
W Shipman vs Kevitz, 1960
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

(Chess Traps) (Gruber listed as T. Gruber)
Maroczy vs S Gruber, 1924 
(C47) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1-0

(Chess Traps) (Year given as 1933)
S Boros vs Lilienthal, 1932 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

(Chess in Fiction Based on Fact) (Diff. ending w/touchmove ??)
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

(Chess in Fiction Based on Fact) (Gives Tartakover free moves)
Lasker vs Tartakower, 1923 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

(Chess in Fiction Based on Fact)
Alekhine vs O Tenner, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

(Master Play of the Forties)
Sokolsky vs Bronstein, 1944 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 29 moves, 1-0

(Master Play of the Forties)
Denker vs Fine, 1944 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

(Master Play of the Forties)
I A Horowitz vs Flohr, 1945 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

(Master Play of the Forties)
H Steiner vs Tartakower, 1946 
(C13) French, 27 moves, 0-1

(Master Play of the Forties)
Najdorf vs Julio Bolbochan, 1948
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 38 moves, 1-0

(Master Play of the Forties)
Smyslov vs Szabo, 1949 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Overprotection Game (Chess in Satire)
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

(Chess Caviar)
H Caro vs Lasker, 1890 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

(Chess Caviar)
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

(Chess Caviar) (Black's name not given)
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

(Chess Caviar)
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1890 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 18 moves, 0-1

Game of the Century (Further Combats of the Fifties)
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

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