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My Favorite Games
Compiled by adelicategenius
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Favorite Paul Morphy game
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

La Bourdonnais' Immortal. Greatest final position ever
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

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

The Opera Game (Annotated by Fischer)
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

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

Black King walks the plank.
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 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 27..Ng4!
E 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

Favorite Petrosian game; How to Pawn storm on opposite sides
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Steinitz' Immortal. "The Bravest Rook in Chess History".
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

WCC Game 1; Very exciting Winawer
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

killer Dutch 7..a5, ..f4!, Bd7-e8, Black lets good attack slip.
S Iskusnyh vs S Williams, 2005
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

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

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

First WCC Game! Steinitz teaches positional chess. 12.Nf8!
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 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 the 1st Marshall Attack!
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

"Pry open the h-file, sac, sac ... mate!"
Fischer vs Larsen, 1958 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 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

WCC Game 13: Bobby plays the Alekhine. Best game of match!
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 miniature by Spielmann. This is how you 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 R 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

Game 9: Smith-Morra Sicilian; Morphy's best game of the Match!
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.
H Wang 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

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

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

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!
G 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

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
H 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

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

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

Fantastic game. This is how you play the French. 31...Qxb1!
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's worst game is better than my best game
Tal vs 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

Model King’s Gambit
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Exchange Ruy. White's Knights dominate the Bishop pair
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

A very nice Dutch played in the spirit of the opening
R Bates vs S Williams, 1993 
(A99) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3, 39 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's Immortal
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

How to Sac the Exchange: Beautiful finish!
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Simple chess by Capablanca. Strong Knights, strong DS Bishop!
Capablanca vs Teichmann, 1913 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

11. Rb1! A very logical and instructive attack by White
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Great attacking game by Capablanca. ..f5!
J S Morrison vs Capablanca, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

"Every move, a lesson" One of Capablanca's best endgames.
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1918 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Capablanca crushes opponent by playing simple Chess.
Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1910 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

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

Great Adv. French game Knight sac for huge pawn center
S Buchal vs T Luther, 1998
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 0-1

Beautiful, simple Chess by Capablanca
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 0-1

Game #6! Unusual pins, positional squeeze, 20.e4!
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Petrosian is "KIA" (Reference game from 'My 60')
Petrosian vs Vasiukov, 1956 
(A05) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

Capablanca goes after Alekhine's King. 18. Be4!
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Alekhine outclassed again! 38..Qc2! Nice Ruy Lopez
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

Black breaks the principles and gets punished. 10.Bxf7!
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

How to play the Dutch with White
S Williams vs Z Zhao, 1999 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Very interesting French by Capablanca; Black castles Q-Side
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C01) French, Exchange, 61 moves, 0-1

Game #5: 19.Nd5!, 23. Ra3! Final position is a nice Zugzwang.
Fischer vs H Rossetto, 1959 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 37 moves, 1-0

A ferocious attack by Emanuel Lasker
Lasker vs Marshall, 1914 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Lasker's last tournament game (annotated by Alekhine)
Lasker vs C H Alexander, 1936  
(A25) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Game #6: 20.g5!? Novelty. Black defends well but misses Bd7!
Fischer vs R Shocron, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

Tal schools young Bobby on how to attack.
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 34 moves, 1-0

Greatest attacker in chess history?... Mikhail Tal
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Attacking masterpiece: Bd3, 0-0-0, Bb1! 30.e5!!
Tal vs Tolush, 1957 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Tal crushes the Iron Tiger in just 23 moves. 22.Rxd7!!
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

KID Smyslov system; Akobian goes on the attack!
V Akobian vs I Foygel, 2003 
(E61) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

8...Nc6?! inaccuracy allows White to organize strong attack!
V Akobian vs D Gurevich, 2008 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

Akobian crushes the Dutch; Great positional chess & attack!
V Akobian vs P Tregubov, 2009 
(A80) Dutch, 27 moves, 1-0

KID White wins on Q-side, gets 2 passed pawns. 20.Qa5!
V Akobian vs Shabalov, 2006
(E91) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Great win vs Dutch; Blocks K-side then goes for all out attack!
V Akobian vs K Spraggett, 2007
(A80) Dutch, 69 moves, 1-0

Nice win with the Leningrad
L E Johannessen vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 25 moves, 0-1

KID Nice opening and nice finish (from "My 60")
B Wexler vs Reshevsky, 1960
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 7: Exciting KID, White goes Q-side. 21.Nb1?...f5!
F Olafsson vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 40 moves, 0-1

White slowly builds up. 20.Ne1! 24.Rb1! Great Knight play.
V Akobian vs Tiviakov, 2006 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Tal breaks through Black's fortress. 23.Bxf5! 24.Rxe7! 28.Nb3!
Tal vs K Klaman, 1957 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 34 moves, 1-0

36.Rc6!! Tal just puts Rook there and says, "Take it."
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Dutch-like Queen's Indian w/ aggressive K-side attack
Leonov vs Tal, 1950 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Instructive middlegame by Akobian, master of positional chess
V Akobian vs Fressinet, 2009
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal plays classical Dutch in rd 1! Very nice game 26...Bb1!
L Aronson vs Tal, 1957 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 36 moves, 0-1

Crushing combination after 19.b5 Bh3! 24.Nd4!!
Taimanov vs Tal, 1957 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 31 moves, 0-1

Tal doesn't miss tactics; 27...Nxe2! 29...Bxc3!
A Bannik vs Tal, 1957 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

Tal's active King allows stunning endgame sacrifice 39...Bxf3!
Keres vs Tal, 1957 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

19.Would you take on a7?
Tal vs Bronstein, 1957 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

Tal's attacking masterpiece in the Benoni
B Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

Super nice Bishop maneuver wins the exchange
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 0-1

Exhibition game; Capablanca insists on sacrificing his Queen
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Tal thrives in complicated positions; 25.Nc6!!
Tal vs Tolush, 1958 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 28 moves, 1-0

Double exchange sac in the Spanish (second one declined)
Tal vs Geller, 1958 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

30.Nxb6!; Exchange sac for 3 passed pawns
Tal vs Furman, 1958 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Exciting critical game USSR; Heartbreaking loss for Spassky
Spassky vs Tal, 1958 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 73 moves, 0-1

Nice game all around by Tal; 18. Ng4!, 30.Bd4!, 47.Re1!
Kotov vs Tal, 1958 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 48 moves, 0-1

Game 8: 23.Nh6! Keres misses draw. Nice and instructive endgame
Fischer vs Keres, 1959 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 81 moves, 1-0

"Sham" Positional sacrifice; 17.Nxf7!!
Spielmann vs Pirc, 1931 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

How to Play the King's Indian: Attack the center! 23...
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Tal crushes young Bobby in the Najorf.
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 7: Morphy gambits a pawn and crushes the Scandi.
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 10: "Milking the Cow"; Closed Spanish, 20.g5!?N used
Fischer vs Unzicker, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 65 moves, 1-0

Great Leningrad Dutch. Nice Q-side play with Na5,c5,a6,rb8,b5!
Benko vs Tal, 1959 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 11: Brilliant win with the Sozin in '59 candidates.
Fischer vs Benko, 1959 
(B57) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Legendary Game 6: 21..Nf4!! One of Tal's greatest sacrifices.
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Game 13: "I don't believe in dragons." 13.Qe2!? 23.Qd3!
Fischer vs Gligoric, 1959 
(B56) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

How Tal plays the endgame!
Tal vs Polugaevsky, 1959 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Karpov crushes the Dragon. Go Yugoslav attack!
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Vishy misses 28..Qe1! and loses his crown. Unbelievable
Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 15: Bobby wins pawn and grinds down former World champ.
Smyslov vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 54 moves, 0-1

Brilliant positional game by Fischer
Unzicker vs Fischer, 1962  
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Beautiful Tarrasch, French by Akobian. Moves LS Bishop 5 times
D Wang vs V Akobian, 2003
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 0-1

Deadly Knight pair! Nice exchange sac followed by QS-pawn storm
M Mulyar vs V Akobian, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 43 moves, 0-1

Akobian attacks Hikaru like a madman to win GM norm!
Nakamura vs V Akobian, 2002 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

French miniature; 2 Knights. Black activates his Knights too.
W J Aramil vs V Akobian, 2003
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Euwe variation, opposite side castles. Nh6-Nf7! Nice endgame.
Z Harari vs S Williams, 2018
(C02) French, Advance, 55 moves, 0-1

Game 7: Tal's amazing endgame, 23.Rd6! 26. Rxd7!!
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

Game 16: Crazy "Four Queens" game. 38..Kc5! 47..Qxe4!
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Killer Dutch Masterpiece: 7..a5, 13..Be4!, 20...Nf3!
J Gallagher vs S Williams, 2001 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Killer dutch: b5 ..a4! variation. 16.e5! Great attack
D Dumitrache vs S Williams, 2003 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Bobby outplays Tal in a sharp Sozin but misses 22.Rae1!!
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1

One of the greatest Queen sacs and attacking games ever played!
Polugaevsky vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Tactical Adv. French. Great game by Black
K B Grebstad vs S Williams, 2012
(C02) French, Advance, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 19: Tactical Grunfeld miniature. 19...Bxc3!
A Gudmundsson vs Fischer, 1960 
(D95) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 0-1

WWC Game 3: a Very nice Benoni. 11..Nh5!?
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 20: Panov, Caro Kann. 15.Rb1!N Nice endgame
Fischer vs Euwe, 1960 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

Capa shows his trademark style at age 13. Great game!
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

"A Queen is a Queen" Nice mate.
Keres vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 53 moves, 0-1

Good endgame technique by Tal
Ivkov vs Tal, 1961 
(E92) King's Indian, 68 moves, 0-1

Game 24: Great French, Winawer game. 7.a4!? 13.Ba3! 27.Bc1!!
Fischer vs K Darga, 1960 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 25: "When the Maroxcy doesn't bind." Nice tactics 21..Nb4!
Lombardy vs Fischer, 1960 
(B54) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 26: "Right, Mr. Thomas!" 13.Bf3 puts Black in time trouble
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1961 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 29: Bobby refutes 7..Qf6 in a miniature. 9.d4! 21.Qb7!
Fischer vs Geller, 1961 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 31: Fischer's first win against Petrosian!
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1961 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 34: "Hanging Pawns Unhung" QGD, 14..Qb7! 17..c4! 21..g5!
M Bertok vs Fischer, 1962 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 35: Najdorf 6.h3!? Bad B vs Good N, 15.Kb1! Brilliant game
Fischer vs Bolbochan, 1962  
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 37: "Only a draw." Keres holds; 37.Kf2! 72.Qe5!!
Keres vs Fischer, 1962 
(B20) Sicilian, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wild game; e5 pawn sac, 21..Rxf2!! followed by King hunt.
N V Pedersen vs S Williams, 1998 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

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