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La Bourdonnais' immortal game!
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Favorite chess game.
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Game
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Greatest Dutch defense of all time... Polish Immortal
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Greatest King Hunt in Chess History
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

"Pawns are the soul of Chess."
A Smith vs Philidor, 1790 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Night at the Opera game
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Attacking masterpiece by Morphy
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Morphy's amazing KGA rook sac line.
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

killer Dutch miniature. Simon sacs rook. Goes for mat
Wojtaszek vs S Williams, 2011 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 20 moves, 0-1

Dutch Masterpiece. b6, Bb7 and rook lift used to win
Agrest vs S Williams, 2004 
(A84) Dutch, 36 moves, 0-1

Fischer's KIA Masterpiece
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Instructive Dutch. Black gets ideal setup. a5-a4! h5-h4!
D Shepherd vs S Williams, 2011
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Dutch miniature by Botvinnik using b6, Bd7 and rook lift
G Abramovic vs Botvinnik, 1924 
(A80) Dutch, 17 moves, 0-1

Steinitz' immortal game in Hastings
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Beautiful KIA Game 1 from "My 60 Memorable Games"
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik plays good Stonewall Dutch
H Steiner vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

Tal-Botvinnik GAME 1!!
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

killer Dutch 7..a5 Black lets good attack slip away
Iskusnyh vs S Williams, 2005
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Spassky crushing Fischer's Najdorf: Game 11
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Boris Spassky's Immortal. Pushes H-pawn ftw)
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

GingerGM Classical Dutch win
M Hrivnak vs S Williams, 1993
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Great endgame lesson from Capablanca
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Nice game. Capablanca ends it by weak back rank!
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Capablanca defends "Marshall Attack"!
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Capablanca "V" game. A-file infiltration!
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Another weak back rank masterpiece by Capablanca
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Lasker - Tarrasch, game 1. Endgame lesson by Lasker
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 55 moves, 1-0

game 2, Lasker - Tarrasch.
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch wins game 3
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 0-1

Lasker schools Tarrasch in game 5
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908  
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

Lasker's Immortal
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Rubenstein's Immortal
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Model King's Gambit by Tartakower
Tartakower vs Schlechter, 1909  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Bobby leaves crying after Spassky beats him with KG!
Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Tal 1961. Amazing game
Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Fischer plays Alekhine. WCC Match Crazy game 13!
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

Bobby's brilliancy in 1963 US Champs
R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

11 yr old Bobby loses to Latvian
Fischer vs V Pupols, 1955 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Beautiful game by Spielmann. This is how I want to play chess!
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Brilliant King hunt in an attacking Dutch by Spielmann!
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Spielmann beats Capablanca with Black
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1928 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

nasty Queen sac by Spielmann against French
Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

"The pin is mightier than the sword"
Spielmann vs R Wahle, 1926 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

Spielmann develops his pieces while Black grabbed pawns.
Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Beautiful romantic era chess game annotated by Morphy
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

more Romantic chess by Spielmann
Spielmann vs M Walter, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

Morphy destroys Anderson with Smith-Morra
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

First "Staunton Gambit"
Staunton vs Horwitz, 1846 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 56 moves, 1-0

Nice tactical French by white who got ideal pawn structure.
Wang Hao vs Grischuk, 2021 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Masterful attack by Spielmann!
Spielmann vs Janowski, 1907 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 1-0

Nice Dutch vs Dutch
Chigorin vs Spielmann, 1907 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Great Italian as Black by Spielmann. Powerful mate!)
Duras vs Spielmann, 1909  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 33 moves, 0-1

Tal's immortal. Sicilian, positional Knight sac, nice finish!
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

KID double Knight infiltration on Kingside!
J Thomason vs Fischer, 1955 
(E90) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Reversed Evans Gambit
C Mead vs Morphy, 1857 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

One of Tal's greatest games. Queen sac for attack
Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 3, Morphy violently attacking in Spanish game
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Advanced French miniature, Bd7-e8-h5!
Adams vs Epishin, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

Morphy plays Guioco Piano like a boss
J Thompson vs Morphy, 1857 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

How Morphy handles closed positions
Morphy vs A Meek, 1857 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

First French Defense!
London vs Paris, 1834 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 0-1

Instructive Attacking French!
Grischuk vs Short, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 32 moves, 0-1

Very nice Winawer French by Black
K Arakhamia-Grant vs M Socko, 2002
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 0-1

Morphy's only French Defense with Black!
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

Morphy attacks with the Knight pair and smothers opponent!
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

Brilliant Evans Gambit game with Black pieces. Ng3!!
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Great play by Black in Crazy French Winawer. Awesome game!
Vescovi vs A Rodriguez Vila, 2005
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 0-1

French Defense Masterpiece. Bobby's only loss this tournament!
Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

Dubov's famous King Hunt
Dubov vs R Svane, 2019 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Create a weakness to distract your enemy, then attack!
Capablanca vs R B Estera, 1913 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 1-0

Queen sac! José refutes 3..f5 Great pawn and piece play!
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Capablanca proves doubters wrong in Rd 1. 28 Nxf7!
Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1911 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein out-calculates Capablanca! Qc1!!
Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

Black wins in only 6 pawn moves!
NN vs H Bruening, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 6 moves, 0-1

Attacking Advance French! c4! met by ..d4, g5, h5
Jonkman vs Smeets, 2002 
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

Crazy French Winawer draw
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ginger GM advance French miniature!
Y Afek vs S Williams, 2008
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

Interesting King's Gambit, London 1851
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fascinating Advance French 4. Qg4?! Nc6 Nf3 Qa5+!
A Raetsky vs N Miezis, 2000 
(C02) French, Advance, 51 moves, 0-1

Excellent French Advance game. Great piece activity for Black!
K Lie vs V Akobian, 2006 
(C02) French, Advance, 56 moves, 0-1

Tal sacs 2 Knights to get a strong wedge pawn
M Neibults vs Tal, 1954 
(E92) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

12 yr old Tal's miniature at Simul. Rxf3!!
Kholmov vs Tal, 1949 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Tal being Tal. Favorite game of his so far
Tal vs J I Zilber, 1949 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Bobby Fischer beautiful 17-move miniature with the Sozin!
Fischer vs P Dely, 1967 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Beautiful Fischer-Sozin attack. Nd5!! Totally correct sacrifice
Fischer vs J Sofrevski, 1967 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Fischer-Sozin brilliancy. Powerful discovered + tactic
Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

How to gain material and then "Weather the storm".
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1913 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 52 moves, 1-0

Another masterful KIA by Fischer. g4! Ng3 maneuver. 28.Be4!!
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Beautiful KIA in the style of Fischer.
Karjakin vs Shankland, 2021 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Frank Marshall's immortal
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Adv. French masterpiece! Black builds strong pawn center
Shabalov vs V Akobian, 2003 
(C02) French, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

Model attacking Adv. French game by Black!
A Crut vs T Luther, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

Tal plays an aggressive Tarrasch French. Nice game
D Rovner vs Tal, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

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