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  1. Easy Dus it! Selected Games of Dus-Chotimirsky
    Fyodor Dus-Chotimirsky (1879-1965) had a long and distinguished career which spanned from the era of Chigorin to that of Smyslov.

    This International Master (1950) and Honored Master of Sport published a collection in 1953 of 57 complete games and a few game fragments from his career.

    This current collection is based on games from that book.

    47 games, 1903-1949

  2. Forward, Kazimirich! Games by Alexander Tolush
    Alexander Tolush, in offhand games, would often proclaim "Vperyed, Kazimirich!" as he played a particularly decisive move. He sometimes did this even in more serious encounters. He was THE master of attack, and was the trainer for Boris Spassky for eight years.
    30 games, 1939-1965

  3. GM Gipslis: 35 Years of Frienship with Chess
    32 games, 1958-1981

  4. Grandmaster Geller: The First Quarter Century
    64 games, 1946-1973

  5. Grandmaster Polugaevsky
    Lev Polugaevsky (1934-1995) was an outstanding Grandmaster, analyst, theoretician and author. A true gentleman of the game, he was well-liked and respected by fellow players worlwide.

    The following collection of games is from "Grossmeister Polugaevsky", a 1982 publication from <<Fizkultura i Sport>>.

    59 games, 1953-1981

  6. Hollywood, 1952
    45 games, 1952

  7. Ivan Sokolov's Best Games
    31 games, 1989-1996

  8. Jan Timman: Chess The Adventurous Way
    The following games were taken from Jan Timman's Selected Games - "Chess the Adventurous Way". The Dutch Grandmaster chose and annotated 80 of his most significant games from his peak period, 1983-1994, and nearly all of them against other top-notch Grandmasters.
    80 games, 1983-1994

  9. Joel Benjamin - Selected Games
    52 games, 1976-1996

  10. Kemeri 1937 International Tournament
    153 games, 1937

  11. London International Chess Congress, 1932
    66 games, 1932

  12. Maestro from Baku: Vladimir Makogonov
    58 games, 1927-1951

  13. Master Sergey Belavenets
    8 games, 1937-1939

  14. Match for the Championship of the Free World
    In 1952, Samuel Reshevsky and Miguel Najdorf played an 18-game match which was unofficially called "The Match for the Championship of the Free World."

    The first eight games were played in New York City. Games nine through 13 were played in Mexico City, and the final five games took place in San Salvador.

    Reshevsky won this match handily +8-4=6

    18 games, 1952

  15. Oh, Those Effin' Aitch Pawns in Rook Endgames!
    In Rook endgames, sometimes even two extra Pawns may not be enough to win. Separated pawns can be a hassle. But this collection concentrates on that particular endgame where one player has a Rook, an f-Pawn and an h-Pawn, the defender has only a Rook. The mirror-image endgames with a-and-c Pawns are included here as well, although they are rarer.

    In <FIDE Review> #3, 1961, Salomon Flohr wrote:

    <From Mikhail Botvinnik one can learn that it is necessary to prepare seriously for each encounter. Here is a little example: Before the tourney for the world championship in 1948, I was acting as Botvinnik's second. Botvinnik included in his program the study of all rook endgames with f- and h-pawns. I was astonished: Why? That happens only once in a lifetime. <No, if I am not acquainted with such endings, I do not have the right to participate in the world championship>, said Botvinnik. I had to search for all examples of this endgame!>

    A typical example would be this:

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    A theoretical draw!

    For those of you who aspire to become the next Botvinnik, this collection was designed to save you (and your second) a lot of time and homework! Salo Flohr's "once in a lifetime" came three years later: Kotov vs Flohr, 1951 .

    This collection was made to provide examples of how to defend with the two-pawn deficit, as well as how to win with the two extra pawns when given the opportunity. My preferred reference is Shredder Tablebase: .

    110 games, 1898-2009

  16. One-Hundred-and-One of my Best Games of Chess
    Work in progress! I'll have to upload about 30 more games!

    <ONE-HUNDRED-AND-ONE OF MY BEST GAMES OF CHESS> was the title given by Fred Dewhirst Yates for the book of his personal games. The book actually contains 109 games!

    75 games, 1910-1932

  17. Pawnless Endgame: Two Bishops vs. One Knight
    14 games, 1961-2005

  18. Ratmir Kholmov - Selected Games 1945-1957
    Ratmir Kholmov in 1958 published a book, <<Rinktines Partijos>>, of his selected games in Lithuanian. Only 6,000 copies of this book were printed. It contains 50 of his best games up to that point, many of which are not available elsewhere.

    The first entry in his book is a game fragment from the 1945 Arkhangelsk Championship versus Saprokhin (Black):

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    White (Kholmov) to play.

    1. Be7! Qa7! 2. d6 d3+ 3. Kh1 Nxg5! 4. Rxf7! Nxf7? 5. Qxf7+!! Kxf7 6. Bd5 mate. 1-0

    The remaining games follow. Many still need to be uploaded into our database. Enjoy!


    27 games, 1946-1957

  19. Rematch for Championship of the West 1953
    Reshevsky defeated Najdorf in a match in 1952, and a second match was arranged in Buenos Aires in 1953. Reshevsky won this one also, +6-5=7.
    18 games, 1953

  20. Santasiere's "My Love Affair With Tchigorin"
    The American Anthony Santasiere was a frequent contributor to the American Chess Bulletin for 30 years and was certainly one of the most colorful writers of our royal game.

    Upon his death in 1977, Santasiere had willed some manuscripts to Kenneth Ray Smith of Chess Digest. Among these materials was a collection of games by Mikhail Chigorin , one of the truly great players of all time, who, curiously, had never had a collection of his games published in the English language.

    In order to remedy this situation, in 1995 Chess Digest published Santasiere's manuscript posthumously under the bizarre title "My Love Affair With Tchigorin", written in Santasiere's inimitable style.

    Here are the game from that book.

    93 games, 1874-1906

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