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  1. "J.D. Jones' Favorite Games"
    24 games, 1857-2021

  2. "Larsen's Selected Games" by Bent Larsen
    This is a collection of all 50 games from Bent Larsen's book, "Larsen's Selected Games of Chess", published in 1969.
    50 games, 1951-1969

  3. A48 London System # 3 [White]
    53 games, 2009-2013

  4. Brutal Attacking Chess
    All opening traps,mating themes,and tactics that every chess player should know. All Classic Games you need to know.Attacking 0-0.Double Bishop Attacks.I wish I could have reviewed the games in this collection when I first learned chess at age 14.My hope is this will help someone who is just learning the game and those of us who keep falling for opening traps.
    399 games, 1620-2007

  5. Capablanca's Best Chess Endings
    Games from Irving Chernev's "Capablanca's Best Chess Endings"

    The opening of a game is important - and hundreds of books are written on the opening. The opening leads to the midgame. The midgame is important - and hundreds of books are written on the midgame. The midgame leads to the endgame. The endgame is important - and *no books are written on the endgame*!

    Yes, there are books, but they concern themselves with composed endings, or with theoretical (and for the most part artificial) positions. The composed endings are admittedly beautiful, but they are of limited value, as they have no relationship to practical play. Of the theoretical positions, many have their uses, but one must sift the wheat from the chaff. TO what use can we put such knowledge as the procedure for mating with a Knight and Bishop, or with the two Bishops, when an opportunity to do so may not occur in a lifetime? And why burden our minds with the manner of forcing mate with three knights (believe-it-or-not) or winning with four minor pieces against a Queen (sans Pans) when such positions as these have never yet been seen on land or sea? Capablanca himself says : "In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before anything else; for whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middlegame and the opening must be studied in relation to the endgame." There are no books on endings from real life, no books from the practices of masters in actual play, let alone from the practice of a single master. This fact alone is enough to justify this book of endings, selected from the tournament and match play of the greatest endgame virtuoso the world has ever seen - the immortal Capablanca. Here are wondrous endings to enchant the reader, endings of breathtaking artistry. Here are endings of astonishing accuracy, whose relentless logic will inspire the earnest student to emulate a similar technique - the technique of seeking a clear-cut, efficient win, instead of a display of fireworks. The games are given in full, in order to show how a slight advantage acquired in the early stages, is carried forward and exploited in the endgame. I have annotated the endings in detail (a consideration they have rarely received before) for the better appreciation of the fine points of Capablanca's play, and have given credit to those who have anticipated my findings.

    -- Irving Chernev

    60 games, 1901-1936

    These games don't have the fancy checkmates, or the brilliant combinations other games are known for. They are, however, bound by timeless chess principles that work effectively!
    29 games, 1858-1997

  7. Colle System Classics (Koltanowski variation)
    The Colle system has been described as the easiest good opening system to learn for white. It allows white to develop his pieces behind a wall of pawns before initiating action and avoids several black defenses. The system is not forcing and does not put the opposing player under a great amount of pressure, but has a deceptive sting that will surprise many opponents. Essentially, it is a Semi-Slav defense "reversed", and the extra tempo gives White attacking possibilities not usually seen from the black side. However, if white doesn't win in the opening or middle game, he often will have a pawn majority of 3-2 on the Q side which can be a winning ending. The opening is not regarded as challenging enough for GM level chess, but for club players it is still viable and is a good introduction to QP openings. This is the one of the earliest and most successful "program" openings, and is very solid and sound.
    21 games, 1908-1984

  8. Kasparov-Karpov
    These two have faced each other a lot. Only WCC games here.
    144 games, 1984-1990

  9. Lasker's Secret Weapon
    A collection of games where Lasker plays f4-f5, leaving a backward pawn on e4. Some annotators comment rather dramatically on Lasker-Capablanca 1914 when Lasker makes this move. In reality, the idea was part of his repertoire nearly from the beginning.
    17 games, 1858-1934

  10. Logical Chess: Move By Move (Chernev) - COMPLETE
    All 33 games from Irving Chernev's book Logical Chess: Move By Move (Every Move Explained), Faber & Faber 1957; New Algebraic Edition B.T. Batsford, 1998, reprinted 2000, 2001 (twice), 2002 (twice); ISBN 0 7134 8464 0
    33 games, 1889-1952

  11. Mammoth Book-Greatest Games (Nunn/Burgess/Emms)
    'The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games' by Graham Burgess, John Nunn and John Emms. New expanded edition-now with 125 games.
    125 games, 1834-2010

  12. Play The Najdorf Sicilian
    183 games, 1957-2016

  13. The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal (part 2)
    86 games, 1965-1975

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